Do you have that special nickname that you use for your child? According to a recent report, 'Peanut' is the most common nickname. 

We opened the discussion to our Facebook pals. You should read some of the nicknames people use for their children. It was a fun topic to get us ready for the weekend.

Speaking of the weekend...

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Mark Ericson and I hope to see you Sunday for Cocheco Valley Humane Society's annual Dessert Tasting and Silent Auction. This is always such a fun event and most importantly, it helps the animals. See you Sunday at the Kittery Community Center!


Cloudy with the possibility of showers high 46...intervals of clouds and sun in the North Country with a high of 36.  Check you weekend forecast.

Top News Stories

France's PM wants answers
France's prime minister is calling on airline Lufthansa to provide all information about Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, who investigators believe intentionally slammed a plane into a French mountainside, killing himself and the other 149 people on board. Prime Minister Manuel Valls told a French network today that Germanwings' parent company should give the maximum of information "so that we can understand why this pilot got to the point of this horrific" action. German authorities have searched Lubitz' apartment and his parents' home.

Boston woman charged with marathon injury fraud
A Boston woman has been indicted on charges of fraudulently receiving tens of thousands of dollars in benefits by claiming she was injured in the Boston Marathon bombing. Joanna Leigh was indicted on charges of larceny and making a false claim to a government agency. Prosecutors say she received $8,000 from The One Fund, a charity established to help bombing victims; $18,000 from a state victims' compensation fund; $9,000 from an online fundraiser; and $1,700 raised by students at a Boston school.

Montero stepping down
State public health chief Jose Montero says he will step down from the post in May to allow for "new leadership." Montero has been with the division for 15 years and headed it up for seven. He says he's proud the agency has been able to earn a high level of trust and confidence while overcoming multiple challenges.

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Kellie Pickler
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Next week we have tickets to the 1st annual Country Music Festival at Redhook Brewery in Portsmouth featuring Kellie Pickler! (If you haven't had the chance to hear hear Kellie sing live, you're missing out on a spectacular voice - the gal can sing) 

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