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Man accused of discharging shotgun, causing fireworks fire

WINCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Police have accused a New Hampshire man of recklessly discharging his shotgun at home, causing a fire at a nearby fireworks store. Police say a 12-gauge, slug-style shotgun round went through a wall at the Winchester home in September, across the street and into ...

Driver crashes at toll plaza, dies after SUV catches fire

DOVER, N.H. (AP) — A driver died Monday after his SUV crashed into a concrete barrier at a toll plaza and caught fire, New Hampshire State Police said. Justyn Tyndaal, of Rochester, New Hampshire, was traveling north on Route 16 in Dover when he lost control of the vehicle in the early ...

March or April trial possible in deadly wrong-way crash

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A judge pressed lawyers Monday to complete their work so that a March or April trial can be scheduled for a Vermont man facing murder charges in a wrong-way highway crash that killed five teenagers in 2016. Steven Bourgoin has pleaded not guilty to five counts of ...

Father and son arrested in shooting that injured 17-year-old

NEWPORT, N.H. (AP) — Police have arrested a father and his 18-year-old son in connection with a shooting that injured a 17-year-old in New Hampshire. Both the father and son were charged Tuesday with felony use of a firearm and conspiracy to sell controlled drugs in a school zone among other ...

Dogfish harvest to stay same in ‘19 as fishermen seek market

BOSTON (AP) — Federal ocean managers are allowing the same level of harvest of smooth dogfish, a small species of shark that members of the East Coast seafood industry have tried to find a market for. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says the smooth dogfish quota will be a ...

Man gets 5 year in prison for robbing credit union

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A Maine man has been sentenced to five years in federal prison for robbing a credit union in New Hampshire. Court documents say 31-year-old Marc Beaulieu, of Caribou, Maine, entered the Service Credit Union in Somersworth in November 2016 and gave the teller a note ...

Dartmouth plans new strategy to prevent sexual misconduct

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth College will respond to a recent lawsuit accusing it of ignoring professors’ sexual misconduct with a sweeping plan to combat harassment and assault, the president of the Ivy League college said. A lawsuit filed last month by seven current and former students ...

Former researcher pleads guilty to misusing UNH credit card

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A former University of New Hampshire researcher has pleaded guilty to misusing a credit card for federal research grant expenses to charge nearly $7,000 worth of merchandise online. Prosecutors say 46-year-old Jichun Zhang submitted fictitious receipts for the expenses. ...

Feds: U.S. fishermen had good year aided by lobsters, scallops

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — U.S. commercial fishing generated more than $144 billion in sales in 2016, buoyed by growth in key species such as sea scallops and American lobsters, the federal government reported on Thursday. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said the total of ...

Police recruit accused of threatening graduation shooting

LACONIA, N.H. (AP) — A police recruit spoke to fellow officers about participating in a suicide pact or killing other officers at their graduation ceremony at New Hampshire’s police academy, a court document released Thursday alleged. Noah Beaulieu told one recruit that “all it would ...

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 ...