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Officer hurt, man found dead after exchange of gunfire

WEARE, N.H. (AP) — A police officer responding to a domestic violence call at a home was shot in the arm during an exchange of gunfire with a man inside the house, and the man was later found dead, New Hampshire authorities said Thursday. Police said the injury to Weare Police Officer ...

Prison chaplin sentenced for bribery, giving contraband

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A federal prison chaplain in New Hampshire who pleaded guilty to accepting over $52,000 in bribes for providing inmates cellphones, tobacco, drugs, and other contraband has been sentenced to a little over three years in prison. Prosecutors said investigators seized ...

Man convicted in deadly wrong-way crash seeks new trial

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man convicted of murder in the deaths of five teenagers killed on an interstate highway in a wrong-way crash is seeking a new trial. Attorneys for Steven Bourgoin acknowledged he caused the October 2016 crash but said he was insane at the time. The defense ...

Report: Driver who hit bikers was under influence of drugs

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The driver involved in a crash that killed seven motorcyclists in New Hampshire was under the influence of drugs and reached for a beverage just before the collision, according to a federal inspection report obtained Thursday. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety ...

Sununu to join artisans in opening 86th Craftsmen’s Fair

NEWBURY, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu is going to join artisans in opening the 86th annual Craftsmen’s Fair by blowing a horn, a tradition used to announce the fair’s start for more than 45 years. The kickoff is Saturday. The nation’s longest-running outdoor craft fair ...

Annual Youth Voices Summit has a rap music theme

HENNIKER, N.H. (AP) — An annual gathering of current and former foster youth in New Hampshire has a rap music theme this year. Participants at Thursday’s Youth Voices Summit at New England College in Henniker will attend workshops on topics such as getting a college degree; finding a job; ...

Bill would aim to help laboratory animals get a home

A bill to encourage the adoption or retirement of animals no longer needed for research in federal labs has the support of U.S. Sens. Susan Collins of Maine and Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire. Supporters say more than 50,000 cats, dogs, monkeys, rabbits and other animals regulated under ...

Lawyers-turned-judges support woman in citizenship appeal

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Two New Hampshire judges who were lawyers for a woman convicted of lying about her role in the 1994 Rwanda genocide to obtain U.S. citizenship are willing to testify on her behalf as she argues for a new trial. Beatrice Munyenyezi (moon-yehn-YEH’-zee) was sentenced to ...

Manchester diocese releases list of priests accused of abuse

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Manchester released a list Wednesday of priests accused of sexually abusing children as part of what it called an effort to take accountability for the abuse that stretched back decades. The diocese posted the list of 73 names on its website that go as far back as ...

Baker says he didn’t know of registry backlog before crash

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker said Wednesday he did not learn of problems his state’s Registry of Motor Vehicles had with processing notifications sent by other states until after a crash that killed seven motorcyclists last month, though top agency officials have testified ...

Man charged with murder in New Hampshire stabbing death

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire authorities have charged a man with second-degree murder in a stabbing death. Twenty-nine-year-old Joseph Hanright is accused of killing 64-year-old Marshall John Villeneuve, who was found dead in his Concord apartment on July 26. Hanright was arrested ...

Judge refuses to dismiss challenge to voter law

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A federal judge says a challenge to New Hampshire’s new voter residency law can continue. Judge Joseph Laplante on Tuesday refused to dismiss the lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of two Dartmouth College students. The new law ends the ...

Officer trying to rescue kitten finds a bobcat instead

STRATHAM, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire police officer says the kitten he was trying to pick up in a parking lot turned out to be a bobcat, which then jumped onto the roof of a Burger King. Stratham Officer Matt Callahan tells Seacoastonline.com he was on patrol Saturday and saw the ...

GOP govs of Vermont and New Hampshire seek trade approval

WOODSTOCK, Vt. (AP) — Vermont’s Republican Gov. Phil Scott said Tuesday he thinks the proposed new trade agreement between the United States, Canada and Mexico will benefit Vermont and the region and he urged Congress to approve it. Scott made the comments a day after he wrote an opinion ...

Massachusetts RMV knew of backlog years before deadly crash

BOSTON (AP) — Officials within the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles grappled for years without success to clear chronic backlogs in the processing of notifications sent by other states of infractions by Massachusetts drivers, according to testimony on Tuesday at an oversight hearing ...

Annual Youth Voices Summit has a rap music theme

HENNIKER, N.H. (AP) — An annual gathering of current and former foster youth in New Hampshire has a rap music theme this year. Participants at Thursday’s Youth Voices Summit at New England College in Henniker will attend workshops on topics such as getting a college degree; finding a job; ...

I-93 open road tolling lanes to undergo maintenance

HOOKSETT, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire transportation officials are planning to temporarily close the northbound and southbound Open Road Toll lanes at the Hooksett Toll Plaza on Interstate 93 for maintenance work. The closure starts Tuesday at 2 a.m. and ends at 12 p.m. Thursday. Drivers will ...

Driver on track at railroad crossing struck by train, dies

NEWTON, N.H. (AP) — Authorities in New Hampshire say a driver on the track at a railroad crossing was struck by an oncoming Amtrak train and died. The Newton Fire Department said the car was on the track on West Main Street and was struck by the Amtrak Downeaster just before 6 p.m. Sunday. ...

Rhode Island airports gets new fire chief

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island’s main airport has a new fire chief. The Rhode Island Airport Corp. has named William Greenwood the new fire chief at T.F. Green Airport in Warwick. Greenwood, a Keene, New Hampshire, resident has served for 24 years at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport ...

Maine puts off plan to gauge impact of human food on bears

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The state with the largest population of black bears on the East Coast is putting off a plan to study how the consumption of human food affects the animals. Maine is home to more than 35,000 bears, and the population has been growing quickly over the past 15 years. The ...