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A 2nd tornado is confirmed in New Hampshire

BATH, N.H. (AP) — National Weather Service officials say another tornado touched down in northern New Hampshire earlier this week. The agency had previously confirmed a tornado briefly hit Lincoln after seeing a hiker’s video of the twister Monday. WMUR -TV reports that another tornado ...

Mom, son charged with murder-for-hire still face civil suit

NEWPORT, N.H. (AP) — A judge has refused to throw out a civil lawsuit filed by a woman after her ex-husband and former mother-in-law were accused of trying to have her killed. Jean Temple, of Plainfield, sued her ex-husband, Maurice Temple, and his mother, Pauline Chase, in October seeking ...

Sen. Shaheen undergoes routine surgery on benign skin growth

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen has had a routine surgery on a benign skin growth. Shaheen had the procedure to treat benign basal cell carcinoma on Friday. Her office says it went well and she’s resting on the recommendation of her doctor. Shaheen is expected to ...

Governor opens capital budget hearings

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire’s state agencies are starting to make their case for major long-term capital investments for the next budget cycle. Republican Gov. Chris Sununu will open capital budget hearings Thursday. Seventeen departments will be making presentations for fiscal ...

Unprepared hikers rescued in White Mountains

FRANCONIA, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire authorities say two Massachusetts hikers who got lost in the White Mountains were carrying almost no useful gear or supplies. Fish and Game officials say the hikers from Winthrop and Allston walked past the trail they planned to take Saturday and ended up ...

WWII airman remains to be buried 74 years after crash

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — An American airman is being buried more than 70 years after he crashed on a Pacific island during World War II. Army Air Forces Staff Sgt. Roy Davis, of Peterborough, New Hampshire, was a gunner. He and the pilot were aboard an A-20G Havoc bomber on March 12, 1944, that ...

‘Temptation’ takes first prize at sand sculpting competition

HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) — A woman intertwined with a 12-foot bottle of alcohol won first place in the 18th Annual Hampton Beach Master Sand Sculpting Classic Abe Waterman of Prince Edward Island, Canada, says his sculpture, which also included a devil on the back side and is titled ...

3 health insurance companies plan to stay in marketplace

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — After several years of instability, the same three companies plan to continue offering health insurance in New Hampshire next year through the marketplace created by the Affordable Act. In 2014, the first year of former President Barack Obama’s health overhaul law, ...

Attorney general: Ski area deal requires state approval

NEWBURY, N.H. (AP) — A public information session is set for Tuesday on a proposed takeover of the Mount Sunapee ski area by Vail Resorts. Attorney General Gordon MacDonald wrote to Republican Gov. Chris Sununu on Friday saying the deal can’t proceed without the approval of the state ...

New Hampshire Diocese raises $65,000 for hurricane relief

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire initiative has raised $65,000 to support victims of Hurricane Irma and Maria. The funds from the initiative, called “Through the Storm: Helping our Brothers and Sisters in the Carribean,” will be split evenly between the Archdiocese of San Juan, ...

Milan man dies in crash with tractor-trailer

MILAN, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire State Police say a man has died in a collision with a tractor-trailer. The crash happened late Friday afternoon on Route 110 in Milan. Police say 43-year-old Timothy Lacasse, of Milan, was traveling south when he struck the north-bound trailer driven by ...

New historical highway marker commemorates old train station

BOSCAWEN, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire highway has a new marker that highlights the history of the oldest surviving depot of the former Northern Railroad. The Gerrish Depot was constructed in 1855 in Boscawen. It was renamed in 1909 after a fatal train collision caused by confusion over ...

Region braces for heat blast, schools considering closing

BOSTON (AP) — Summer hasn’t officially arrived on the calendar but New Englanders are bracing for some very summer-like heat. Forecasters say temperatures in Boston on Monday could approach or even top the record of 94 degrees set back in 1929 for that date. Humidity will be very high as ...

Italian runner wins race to highest peak in northeast US

PINKHAM NOTCH, N.H. (AP) — A 24-year-old Italian man has become the first European to win an annual race up the highest peak in the northeastern United States. Cesare Maestri, of Borgo Lares, pulled away from three-time winner Eric Blake on Saturday at the halfway point of the 7.6 mile (12 ...

Bernie Sanders declining to help son in race fits pattern

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — An endorsement by Bernie Sanders is one of the most coveted gifts in Democratic politics. But the Vermont senator and liberal darling is notoriously reluctant to back many politicians, including, it turns out, his own son. Sanders has come under scrutiny in recent ...

New Hampshire beach hosting sand sculpture competition

HAMPTON BEACH, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire beach town is hosting its 18th annual sand sculpting competition this week, bringing contestants from all over to compete. Contestants from around the country and Canada have gathered in Hampton Beach to compete for thousands of dollars in prize ...

Committee rejects expansion of rabbit trapping rule

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire legislative committee said Friday that wildlife officials must gather more public comment on a proposal to expand the trapping rules for snowshoe hares. The wild rabbits are later released by sporting clubs to be chased by hunting dogs for training ...

Police: Stabbing began with hot sauce squirting incident

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — Two men have been arrested in connection with a stabbing that began with a hot-sauce squirting incident in a New Hampshire restaurant. The Portsmouth Herald reports that police say the fight began when Nicholas Abraham squirted Ethan Fishbaugh with hot sauce and ...

Democratic Rep. Annie Kuster seeks fourth term in office

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Democratic Rep. Annie Kuster told supporters on Tuesday that she will seek re-election to a fourth term in Congress to help restore decency, integrity and opportunity as American values. Kuster, who is running unopposed in the primary, made her official bid for another ...

Man gets jail time for posting nude photos of ex-girlfriends

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A 19-year-old New Hampshire man who posted sexually explicit images of two ex-girlfriends online without their consent has been sentenced to two years in jail. The Concord Monitor reports David Browall, of Chichester, told police he shared the nude images of one of the ...