Missing Portsmouth baby returned safely


PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (NEWS CENTER) -- A 4-month-old from Portsmouth was located safely after her mother fled the state with her.

According to Portsmouth Police, Tabitha Rantanen was served a court order mandating she surrender custody of her daughter Khalieya last week.

Once aware of the order, Rantanen fled the state with her daughter.

Saturday morning, the Portsmouth Police Department was notified that Rantanen brought Khalieya to the Greenfield, Mass. Police Department.

The baby is in good health and is in custody of Child Protective Services.

Rantanen will appear in Massachusetts District Court Monday.


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Heart Healthy Tips in 140 Characters or Less

Heart Healthy Tips in 140 Characters or Less

I was invited by MaineHealth to "watch" a Twitter chat recently. It was organized by the Maine Health Learning Resource Center and was its first ever.

For those of you who don't know, a Twitter chat is a live conversation on Twitter centered around a specific topic. In this case, since it's American Heart month, the conversation was about heart health. Read the Catching Health blog to find out what I learned — about participating in a Twitter chat and about how to have a healthy heart.

Fire destroys Hiram home




HIRAM, Maine —Fire officials say a fire destroyed a home in Hiram Friday night.

Fire Chief James Siracuse says the call came in from 200 Duringtown Road, just after 9 p.m. Friday night.

The Chief says there were no injuries, largely due to the family of seven were not at home at the time of the fire. Officials say the family did lose at least four dogs and may have lost a dog that had just had a litter of puppies.

Officials say the state fire marshal's office is investigating the cause of the fire. Chief Siracuse believes they have determined the cause of the fire, but they are waiting for official word from the Fire Marshal.

Siracuse says his department had to return to the home for rekindles throughout the morning.


Don't Ever Shovel Like My Husband Does

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Your Way of Dealing with Trauma May Not Be Mine

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American Cancer Society Relay For Life of York County 2015

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The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is a life-changing event that gives everyone in communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease. People from all walks of life come together with a shared mission of furthering the American Cancer Society’s vision of creating a world with less cancer and more birthdays.

No, Diane. You're Not a Slacker

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