NH News

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 ...

Car crashes into utility pole, gets swamped in marsh

NORTH HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) — A car has crashed into a utility pole and landed in a marsh in New Hampshire. Deputy Fire Chief Jason Lajoie says the North Hampton Fire Department responded to the crash at 8:12 a.m. Monday. The Portsmouth Herald reports the driver of that vehicle was an ...

Restaurant collapses in fire on town’s Main Street

SALEM, N.H. (AP) — Firefighters are battling a large fire at a restaurant on Main Street in Salem, New Hampshire, that’s collapsed the building and shut down several roads. Firefighters posted on Facebook the three-alarm fire at the China Star restaurant began before 6 a.m. Wednesday and ...

NOAA eyes expanding reporting rules for lobstermen

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Federal fishing managers are asking for comments about potential changes to the way the U.S.’s lucrative lobster fishing industry is monitored. The American lobster fishery is based in New England and is worth hundreds of millions of dollars every year. The National ...

Woman whose Great Danes were seized could face jail time

OSSIPPEE, N.H. (AP) — A woman who was found guilty of housing dozens of filthy and sick Great Danes in her New Hampshire mansion is expected back in court to learn her sentence. Christina Fay could serve as little as a month in jail on animal cruelty charges if she undergoes counseling. A ...

Former officer declines plea deal

NEWPORT (AP) – A former New Hampshire police officer accused of performing an illegal search and falsifying his report has turned down a plea offer from the state. The Valley News reports Assistant Attorney General Geoffrey Ward said in court Tuesday that the state made 30-year-old Ian ...

Man gets 25 years in federal prison

CONCORD (AP) – A New Hampshire man who posed online as a modeling agency representative to get sexually explicit photos of young girls has been sentenced to 25 years in federal prison. Matthew Felton, of Somersworth, pleaded guilty in January to child pornography charges. Court documents ...

Death of 11-month old a homicide

LUDLOW, Vt. (AP) – Vermont State Police say the January death of an 11-month-old Ludlow boy has been ruled a homicide. Police said Wednesday that an autopsy and subsequent investigation by the office of the New Hampshire Chief Medical Examiner determined that the death of Karsen Rickert ...

New police chief for Manchester

MANCHESTER (AP) – New Hampshire’s largest city is getting a new police chief. Carlo Capano will take over as chief of police in Manchester on July 1. He currently is assistant chief of the department. Chief Nick Willard is retiring. He has been appointed by President Donald Trump as ...

Dad gets support after Facebook rant

PORTSMOUTH (AP) – A frustrated father’s Facebook post over the lack of baby-changing stations in men’s restrooms is getting a lot of support from parents in similar situations. New Hampshire man Chris Mau is a 33-year-old father of four. He recently posted that he used the floor in the ...

Woman dies of single gunshot

ROCHESTER (AP) – New Hampshire authorities investigating the killing of a woman in Rochester say the cause of death was a single gunshot wound. Attorney General Gordon MacDonald identified the woman as 24-year-old Billy Jo Ahearn, of Rochester. She died at a hospital ...

Fisherman rescued after boat flips

NEW CASTLE, N.H. (AP) – The U.S. Coast Guard has rescued a New Hampshire fisherman whose boat was flipped over by large wave and capsized. Brian Weeks’ boat was flipped over Wednesday off the coast of Kittery, Maine, WMUR-TV reported . The 64-year-old said the day before he had watched ...

UNH to be part of NASA mission

DURHAM (AP) – A team from the University of New Hampshire has been selected to be part of a NASA mission that seeks to study interstellar space. The mission will help researchers better understand the boundary of the heliosphere, which acts as a bubble-like shield for the solar system from ...

Police call death of woman who was shot a homicide

ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire authorities are calling the death of a woman who was shot a homicide. Attorney General Gordon MacDonald says around midnight Tuesday, Rochester police responded to a reported shooting that involved two groups. Police found three adults, including a woman ...

Officials: Car wash must change water disposal methods

NORTH HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) — State officials say that a New Hampshire car wash must change how it disposes of used water after test results showed unsafe levels of chemicals. Pro-Wash in North Hampton had a permit to dump used water underground. It was obtained before the state began testing ...