NH News

2 ejected, hurt in snowmobile crash on lake

WAKEFIELD, N.H. (AP) — Authorities say two people on a snowmobile were ejected and injured in a crash on a New Hampshire lake. Police in Wakefield say the snowmobile crashed on Balch Lake near a boat launch early Tuesday. State Fish and Game Department officers said 26-year-old James ...

Bear-Human conflict

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — In a story Jan. 1 about bears, The Associated Press misspelled the last name of the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s bear project leader. His name is Andrew Timmins, not Andrew Timmons. A corrected version of the story is below: Conflicts between bears, humans ...

Numbers indicate state record for bear season, deer up

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire’s Fish and Game Department says preliminary hunting numbers show a state record for bear season and increases in the deer and fall turkey seasons. The department says 1,052 bears were taken in 2018. That breaks the previous record of 898 bears in ...

Man gets 5-10 years in prison for not fixing antique cars

DOVER, N.H. (AP) — An antiques car repairman in New Hampshire has been sentenced to five to 10 years in state prison for taking more than $187,000 from customers and not fixing their vehicles. Foster’s Daily Democrat reports a judge on Wednesday described 48-year-old Brim Bell, of ...

Shaheen wants invite to Russian space leader withdrawn

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen says reports that NASA’s administrator has invited the head of the Russian space agency for a visit undermine the United States’ core national security objectives. Shaheen, a Democrat, is one of a number of U.S. officials and ...

Man indicted on murder charges following shooting

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man has been indicted on first- and second-degree murder charges in the shooting death of a man in Manchester last year. The charges accuse 27-year-old Paul Dimick of killing Justin Lee in September. Dimick also is accused of having a firearm after ...

Attorney General finds trooper shooting was justified

EPPING, N.H. (AP) — The Office of the Attorney General concluded Wednesday that a New Hampshire state trooper was justified in shooting at a drunk driver last year after the man fired first. During a traffic stop Sept. 29, Walter Welch Jr. shot at Trooper Kevin Dobson, who returned fire. ...

Police: Armed Uber driver held man in crashes at gunpoint

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — Police in New Hampshire say a man who crashed into cars and a restaurant was held at gunpoint by an Uber driver until officers arrived moments later. Police said 50-year-old Aaron Marconi was charged with drug possession, drunken driving, threatening and misconduct on ...

Sununu’s second inaugural address focuses on children

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Gov. Chris Sununu will focus on children in his second inaugural address, with plans to discuss New Hampshire’s high rate of pediatric cancer, youth suicide prevention and innovations in education. Sununu, a Republican, will be inaugurated Thursday after winning a ...

Teens injured when car crashes, splits in two, ignites

RINDGE, N.H. (AP) — Three teenagers suffered serious injuries in a fiery crash that split a car in two in Rindge. State police say the car went off the road Wednesday night, struck a tree, split in two and then burst into flames. The 17-year-old driver and a 17-year-old passenger were taken ...

New Hampshire alimony laws to change on Jan. 1

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire will have new alimony laws with the start of the new year, and lawmakers say they hope the new system is less volatile. Alimony changes that are part of a bill that passed this year are set to go into effect on Jan. 1. The changes include a formula to ...

Hearings delayed for pair accused of sex trafficking

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Detention hearings have been delayed again for a married couple accused of using Chinese nationals in a sex-trafficking operation in northern New England. Federal court officials in Portland, Maine, say 37-year-old Derong Miao, and her husband, 37-year-old Shou Chao ...

Storm brings snow, sleet, rain to northern New England

A winter storm is bringing snow, sleet, freezing rain and rain to northern New England. The forecast calls for mixed precipitation Friday morning before temperatures rise and it turns to rain in Vermont, Maine and New Hampshire. Up to four inches of snow and a glaze of ice is possible in some ...

Hunters, activists want bear plan they can bear

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The state with most black bears on the East Coast might change the way it manages its growing population of the animals, and hunters and environmentalists alike are keeping a watchful eye to see if there’s trouble brewing for bruins. Maine is home to more than 35,000 ...

Man indicted on charges he strangled wife, father in August

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A Dover man accused of strangling his wife and father has been indicted on murder charges. Jeramie Colella was arrested in August, the day the bodies of Joanna and Francis Colella were found in his home. He initially was charged with two counts of second-degree murder, ...

Prep school graduate begins jail time for 2014 sex assault

BOSCAWEN, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire prep school graduate convicted of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old classmate reported to jail Wednesday to begin serving the remaining 10 months of his jail sentence. Owen Labrie, 23, turned himself in to the Merrimack County jail Wednesday morning, ...

Transgender New Hampshire state reps poised to make history

NEWMARKET, N.H. (AP) — Two New Hampshire politicians will make history next week when they’re sworn in as the state’s first openly transgender women to serve in the State House. The Portsmouth Herald reports Gerri Cannon and Lisa Bunker will represent Somersworth and Exeter respectively ...

Man hit by trailer just after separate rollover crash

DOVER, N.H. (AP) — First responders faced a hectic scene in Dover responding to separate incidents of a rollover crash and a man getting struck by a tractor trailer after running into traffic. State police say a 16-year-old girl was trying to merge onto Route 16 Wednesday morning when she ...

Towns move to build municipal broadband connections

BRISTOL, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire town is building the infrastructure to support its own municipal broadband network. The Concord Monitor reports Bristol residents voted to pass a measure providing nearly $100,000 for a three-mile fiber connection through the town’s business district. ...

Former pharmaceutical building named to historic register

LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) — A home to a former pharmaceutical company in northern New Hampshire has been named to the state Register of Historic Places. The 1840s Parker J. Noyes Building on Lancaster’s Main Street was named for the former head of a company that invented machinery to sugarcoat ...