This morning we asked what you missed most about shopping at your local Market Basket. Overwhelmingly, it was the low prices and friendly employees.

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We also sent Tim Tern out to a couple of local Market Baskets this morning to play 'Count the Customers!' As you can imagine, he didn't have to use his college degree to count too high.  Tim, was able to get to the Woodbury Ave store in Portsmouth where there was 3 customers buying cereal and granola; 2 customers inside the Somersworth store and 2 customers at the Lee store. Yikes!

Maureen Hancock Gives Listeners On-Air Readings

Maureen spoke with listeners live on-air this morning.

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If you're interested in attending her event in Portsmouth on August 9th, here is the ticket/show information.

Weather

Intervals of clouds and sun, maybe an afternoon thunderstorm and 80.  Some sun for the North Country with the chance of a shower or thunderstorm and a high of 76.

Top News Stories

VA Measure Considered
The lure of a five-week recess has lawmakers in a productive mode. The Senate is expected to approve a $16.3 billion bill to overhaul the Veterans Affairs Department. It's been plagued by reports of long delays in scheduling appointments. Democrats are also hopeful the House will take up a highway bill that passed the Senate on Tuesday. The government is due to start reducing federal highway aid payments to states tomorrow.

Concord Man Arrested On Child Porn Charges
A Concord man has been arrested on 15 counts of child pornography following an investigation that dates back to January of 2013. Police say the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children had been contacted by a juvenile who told them that a man contacted him online offering to perform sex and soliciting nude photos. Police tracked the information to Christopher Merchant.

Teens Killed In Boothbay Harbor Crash
Police are continuing to investigate a crash in Boothbay Harbor that left two teenagers dead. The teens were in an SUV that was traveling at a high rate of speed when it went off Route 27 early Wednesday morning and struck several trees.

Stuipd News

The 'usie,' a fairly new term that's been showing up in written material since 2013. Meaning more than one person in a 'selfie.'

Joke du Jour

Karen, have you ever noticed how your husband acts around other women?
"Many people ask if I mind when I see my husband chase after other women.  I tell them it's a bit like dogs chasing cars...he wouldn't know what to do if he caught one!"

Coming Up Friday

Have you seen the picture/story from the Massachusetts State Police about an axe that flew through a car window in Topsfield. Pretty scary stuff!  Has your vehicle ever been damaged in a weird way?  Tell us Friday morning.  We have one final pair of tickets to see...

credit rick diamond getty imagesThe Band Perry at the Bank of NH Pavilion at Meadowbrook.