NH News

Liberty the ‘comfort dog’ to soothe crime victims

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A 4-month yellow Labrador puppy is getting ready to soothe crime victims as a comfort dog. WMUR-TV reports that Liberty the dog is believed to the state’s first comfort dog for a police department. New Hampshire-based nonprofit Hero Pups is training Liberty, who will ...

Warm weather finally cooling off in northern New England

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Recent record-setting warm temperatures throughout northern New England are finally cooling off. Temperatures are beginning to cool down amid rainfall Thursday. The National Weather Service warns of coastal flooding amid heavy rainfall in Maine and New Hampshire. The ...

Dartmouth College sees spike in hand, foot and mouth disease

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth College says 50 of its students have fallen ill with hand, foot and mouth disease. WMUR-TV reports that the college is treating students at its health service facility and a 24-hour hotline for sick students has been set up. Health officials say there is ...

Congressional candidates Kuster, Negron meet at forum

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A forum for House candidates Thursday in the congressional district that covers western and northern New Hampshire featured the incumbent stressing what she has done in Washington and her opponent focusing on what he wouldn’t do. Democratic Rep. Annie Kuster and her ...

Maine takes step to prevent spread of dangerous deer disease

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine wildlife regulators on Thursday enacted emergency rules to protect Maine’s moose and deer herds from a dangerous disease that has been discovered in neighboring Canada. Chronic wasting disease is an always fatal neurological disease and it has been found in ...

State defends fatal shooting of bear cubs near homes

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Officials with the New Hampshire Fish and Game on Thursday defended shooting dead two bears that were running to a busy roadway, saying they posed a danger to motorists. New Hampshire Fish and Game Executive Director Glenn Normandeau said a biologist shot the bears ...

Police: 2 pedestrians struck by car when vehicles collide

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Authorities in New Hampshire say two pedestrians were hit when two vehicles crashed. WMUR-TV reports the crash happened Wednesday morning in Manchester. Police say one of the vehicles involved in the crash struck the two pedestrians before hitting a house. One of the ...

Lawyers say man accused in hospital shooting was delusional

HAVERHILL, N.H. (AP) — Lawyers for a man accused of killing his mother in a New Hampshire hospital intensive care unit say the man suffered from “delusional beliefs,” and they may seek an insanity defense. Valley News reports lawyers for 49-year-old Travis Frink wrote in court documents ...

Health officials: 12 case of Legionnaire’s disease found

HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) — Public health authorities in New Hampshire say 12 people have been identified with Legionnaire’s disease and at least one person has died. The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services’ Division of Public Health Services said the 12 likely acquired ...

Alec Baldwin to speak at New Hampshire Democrats’ dinner

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Alec Baldwin will be the keynote speaker at the New Hampshire Democratic Party’s annual fall fundraising dinner. The actor, who won an Emmy last year for his portrayal of President Donald Trump on “Saturday Night Live,” will speak at the Oct. 14 Eleanor ...

Waters off New England in midst of record year for warmth

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The waters off of New England are already warming faster than most of the world’s oceans, and they are nearing the end of one of the hottest summers in their history. That is the takeaway from an analysis of summer sea surface temperatures in the Gulf of Maine by a ...

Driver in fatal crash accused of stalking victim’s wife

SEABROOK, N.H. (AP) — Sometimes Catrina Costello would allegedly yell obscenities and stare at Stephen VanDalinda and his wife, Erin. Other times she would shine a green laser beam toward them or threaten them with her two pit bills. The feud between the two families, according to neighbors ...

Crowd of 1st District Democrats gang up on front-runners

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The crowded field of Democratic congressional hopefuls in New Hampshire’s 1st District took turns targeting the perceived front-runners at their latest forum Thursday night. With 12 days until the primary, the 11 Democrats competing for their party’s nomination ...

Dartmouth College proposes new traffic light for busy street

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth College has proposed adding a new traffic signal as part of its $200 million campus expansion plan. Valley New reports the school announced the proposed signal Thursday in a news release. The light would be erected at West Wheelock Street, near the entrance to ...

School resource officer being added in Laconia

LACONIA, N.H. (AP) — Laconia, New Hampshire, is the latest community to have a school resource officer. The Laconia Daily Sun reports that starting next year, the Laconia Police Department will have an officer embedded in the middle school. The position was to be discussed at Thursday’s ...

Vermont-based helicopter ambulance flies first mission

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A new, Vermont-based air ambulance began flying patients Thursday between hospitals in the northern part of the state and New Hampshire. The University of Vermont Health Net Transport helicopter also will be flying to hospitals in northern New York, dramatically ...

Avian flu may be to blame for deaths

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Two common diseases, avian flu and distemper, may be to blame for a rash of seal deaths that caused dozens of them to wash ashore in Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts in the biggest die-off of seals since 2011, federal scientists said Thursday. Preliminary ...

Hikers warned about birds

KEENE (AP) – Officials in New Hampshire are warning hikers about a bird swooping down on people on a local trail. Keene officials recently posted signs at Cheshire Trail after they received three reports about an owl swooping by people. Keene Parks, Recreation and Facilities Director Andy ...

School: Staffers abused students

SALISBURY, Conn. (AP) – Seven former faculty members sexually abused students for decades while school administrators failed to take action, an independent investigation released by an elite Connecticut boarding school found. The report released late Friday by the Hotchkiss School near the ...

Utility inspecting power equipment

MANCHESTER (AP) – Residents in nearly 60 New Hampshire towns and cities might notice a helicopter flying around this month as the state’s largest utility inspects high-voltage electrical equipment. Eversource is using a low-flying helicopter to capture images that will help it identify ...