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Couple found 200 miles from facility

HAMPTON (AP) – Police searching for a New Hampshire husband and wife have found them about 200 miles away from their assisted living facility. Police in Hampton said Dave and Ona Magee, both 86, were found in Bangor, Maine, on Wednesday morning. Their conditions weren’t immediately ...

Court sends slip-and-fall case back to judge

CONCORD (AP) – New Hampshire’s Supreme Court has found in favor of a Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center nurse who slipped and fell on ice in an employee parking lot. The nurse, Eileen Bloom, was injured in December 2013 and required surgery. She sued Casella Construction Inc., which ...

UNH grant to help sex abuse investigators

DURHAM (AP) – A research center at the University of New Hampshire is getting a federal grant to support police officers and others who investigate crimes involving child sexual abuse images. Officials say a surge of such images online and new technology designed to intercept them means ...

Crews prepping for outages ahead of storm

CONCORD (AP) – Utility crews are preparing for power outages in advance of the stormy weather and 50 mile-per-hour-wind gusts forecast for New Hampshire. Utilities are securing additional crews. Heavy rain and strong winds were expected from Wednesday night into Thursday. Alec ...

N.H. adult positive for mosquito-borne virus

CONCORD (AP) – New Hampshire’s Department of Health and Human Services says an adult from Laconia has tested positive for a mosquito-borne virus. The department said Wednesday the adult tested positive for the Jamestown Canyon virus, transmitted by infected mosquitoes. It’s the second ...

Authorities investigate toddler’s death in New Hampshire

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire attorney general’s office is investigating the death of a toddler at a home in Loudon. Attorney general Gordon MacDonald said the 23-month-old child was pronounced dead at the home early Wednesday. An autopsy was conducted. The child’s name, cause ...

Shaheen to speak at USS Thresher memorial dedication

U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire is going to deliver the keynote address at the dedication of a memorial honoring sailors killed in the deadliest submarine disaster in the nation’s history. The ceremony is at Arlington National Cemetery on Thursday afternoon. Shaheen has been an ...

Sununu signs compromise budget after overwhelming votes

FRANKLIN, N.H. (AP) — Republican Gov. Chris Sununu has signed a nearly $13 billion, two-year state budget three months after he vetoed the Legislature’s first effort. Sununu signed the spending plan and a companion policy bill in Franklin on Thursday, a day after the House and Senate voted ...

Office of Child Advocate to review restraint, seclusion use

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Office of the Child Advocate has started a review of how restraint and seclusion are being used on about 400 children in behavioral health settings. The review will look at children placed in private residential facilities and the Sununu Youth Services ...

Autopsy report: Mall parking lot shooting was murder-suicide

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — An autopsy report has declared that the shooting deaths of a man and woman at a New Hampshire mall parking lot were a murder-suicide. Attorney General Gordon MacDonald said in a news release Thursday the victims of the Wednesday shooting at Steeplegate Mall in Concord ...

Hepatitis A cases in New Hampshire on the rise

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire health officials say the number of hepatitis A cases in the state is on the rise. The Department of Health and Human Services said Tuesday that from last November to early September, 220 people were diagnosed with the disease, compared to an average of six ...

Panel hears testimony about nuclear plant cracks, study

SEABROOK, N.H. (AP) — Neighbors of the Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant have told a federal panel that they want more transparent, independent monitoring of cracks that have formed in the plant’s concrete foundation. New Hampshire Public Radio reports they spoke Monday before a panel of ...

As bluefin recover, a new fight about how to fish for them

A plan that could loosen the rules about fishing for one of the most debated species in the ocean has attracted the attention of fishermen and environmentalists. Conservation of the Atlantic bluefin tuna has long been a subject of international debate, and sometimes discord. The giant sushi ...

Woman sentenced to 7 years in prison for meth trafficking

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire woman has been sentenced to seven years in federal prison for participating in a methamphetamine trafficking conspiracy. Thirty-year-old Kristen Hodgkins, of Rochester, pleaded guilty in June. Court documents and statements said Hodgkins sold meth to an ...

New Hampshire passes budget, this time with governor’s OK

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire lawmakers passed a two-year, nearly $13 billion compromise state budget Wednesday, ending three months of impasse after Republican Gov. Chris Sununu vetoed their first effort. The House and Senate votes to pass the budget came just five days before a ...

Veterans group pushes to dismiss suit over Bible on display

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A battle over a Bible on display at New Hampshire’s veterans hospital was the focus of a federal court hearing Wednesday, with lawyers for the government arguing that a lawsuit demanding its removal should be dismissed because the Air Force veteran who filed it hasn’t ...

Police: Boy, 17, drowned in pond

MILTON, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire authorities say a 17-year-old boy drowned in a pond. Rescuers responding to Milton Pond on Saturday say they found a female who was in the water trying to find the teen. He was found underwater a short time later, unconscious. First responders immediately ...

Gas prices rise a little in northern New England

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Gas prices have risen a little on the heels of an attack on major oil sites in Saudi Arabia. The latest GasBuddy price reports show Maine’s prices rose 3.3 cents per gallon in the last week, to $2.55. New Hampshire’s went up 2.3 cents per gallon, to $2.48. ...

Telemedicine care to assist North Country hospital

LITTLETON, N.H. (AP) — A hospital in New Hampshire’s North Country has formed a telemedicine partnership with the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock for the care of newborns. Littleton Regional Healthcare announced Friday that the service would provide real-time assessment and ...

Investigators say fire at timber company was accidental

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. (AP) — Vermont state fire investigators say a fire that destroyed a timber company building in North Springfield was accidental. They say the fire at Vermont Timberworks on Saturday evening was caused by waste materials from the company’s production process that ...