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'When They Go Low, We Hit Harder,' Michael Avenatti Tells N.H. Democrats

This was Michael Avenatti first visit to New Hampshire as a could-be presidential candidate. But when he showed up in rural Greenfield, in full L.A. trial lawyer at rest regalia - wearing Prada jeans, Louis Vuitton belt, form-fitting french blue shirt - it was clear his cable news ubiquity had paid off.

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New Hampshire's Attorney General announced the arrest Monday night of a man for allegedly murdering his wife and his father in Dover.

Jeramie Colella, 44, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder in the death of his wife, Joanna Colella, 43, and his father, Francis Colella, 69, police said.

Their bodies were discovered at 18 Tideview Drive in Dover on Monday morning.

Attorney General Gordon MacDonald and Dover Police Chief William Breault did not release additional details on the death. An autopsy is planned for Wednesday.

The Attorney General's office says police officers shot and killed a gun-wielding driver after a pursuit ended in a crash and exchange of gunfire in Rochester on Monday.

Douglas Heath, 38, died at the scene.

Heath, who was believed to be staying in the city, was wanted on several warrants, including for alleged drug trafficking and fleeing Maine State Police, police said.

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Berlin is the latest city to join a massive lawsuit against pharmaceutical companies for their alleged role in the opioid crisis.

Lawyers representing Berlin filed a 284-page petition in federal court on Friday accusing a group of pharmaceutical companies of stoking the opioid crisis by misleading doctors and patients about the risks of addiction posed by drugs including OxyContin.

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New Hampshire authorities said the second victim in the Seabrook Beach water rescue died early Monday morning.

N.H. Marine Patrol said the husband and wife from Methuen, Mass., were pulled out of the water after good samaritans came to the aid of six swimmers struggling in choppy ocean surf.

Police identifed the couple as 49-year-old Michael Cote and 47-year-old Laura Cote.

Mr. Cote was rushed to Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport, where he was pronounced dead Sunday night.

The United States military has identified a Marine lost at sea off the coast of the Philippines as a New Hampshire native.

Officials say Cpl. Jonathan Currier went missing on Aug. 9 from the USS Essex in the Mindanao Sea. He was part of the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit based out of Miramar, California. Currier's body was not found following a five-day search of 13,000 square miles. The military declared him dead Friday.

Officials say Currier enlisted in the Marine Corps on August 2015 and graduated from Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Paris Island, that November.

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A sewage facility in the works in the town of Plymouth will give the state a new market for recycled cooking oils, fats and grease.

There's only one plant in New Hampshire that currently processes what's known as FOG, which comes from places like commercial kitchens. FOG can cause costly, unsanitary sewer overflows and gum up standard wastewater treatment systems.

The state’s existing FOG disposal facility is in Allenstown.

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With less than a month to go until the state primary election on Sept. 11, voters who register from this point forward have to follow a slightly different process than those who registered earlier in the year.

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Some groups in New Hampshire, including the ACLU, are arguing that the names on a state-wide list of police officers with credibility issues should be released to the public.

Local police chiefs place officers on what's commonly referred to as the "Laurie List" after internal investigators determine that their credibility has been harmed by committing a crime, lying, or other inappropriate actions. 

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This was Michael Avenatti first visit to New Hampshire as a could-be presidential candidate. But when he showed up in rural Greenfield, in full L.A. trial lawyer at rest regalia - wearing Prada jeans, Louis Vuitton belt, form-fitting french blue shirt - it was clear his cable news ubiquity had paid off. 

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A 30-year-old Massachusetts man won Saturday's bicycle race up Mount Washington, the highest peak in the northeastern United States.

Barry Miller, of Beverly, Massachusetts, was the top finisher in the Mount Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb up the 7.6-mile ascent to the summit of the 6,288-foot peak in 53 minutes and 34 seconds.

Miller was followed by Drake Deuel, 20, of Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Eric Levinsohn, 28 of New Haven, Connecticut.

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