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Man accused of stabbing wife to death at apartment complex

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A man accused of stabbing his wife to death at an apartment complex in New Hampshire has been ordered held without bail. Police responded to several 911 calls at the complex in Concord on Sunday afternoon. They found 35-year-old Nathalia Da Paixao outside suffering from ...

Vermont dairy co-op votes to merge with national giant

ST. ALBANS, Vt. (AP) — Farmers who belong to a 100-year-old dairy cooperative based in Vermont voted overwhelmingly Monday in favor of merging with a large national cooperative. The more than 300-member St. Albans Cooperative Creamery with farms in Vermont, New York and New Hampshire will ...

Judge blocks New Hampshire Medicaid work requirements

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A federal judge on Monday blocked Medicaid work requirements in New Hampshire, ruling for a third time that the Trump administration hasn’t adequately addressed the potential loss of health coverage for low-income residents. The ruling by U.S. District Judge James E. ...

Slow lobster season so far in Maine, but price is steady

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — It’s a slow lobster season so far in Maine, but fishermen are still hopeful it’ll be a good one. The harvest of crustaceans in America’s biggest lobstering state is usually in full swing by July, but fishermen say they haven’t caught much this month. The season ...

North Woods Law returns to Animal Planet

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — In the midst of summer swelter, a show that features New Hampshire’s Fish and Game conservation officers is taking a chilly turn. “North Woods Law” returns to the Animal Planet cable network on Sunday at 9 p.m. This is the first season the show will include stories ...

America’s got scallops: Catch is up, consumers shelling out

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — America’s harvest of scallops is increasing to near-record levels at a time when the shellfish are in high demand and the value of the fishery has surged in recent years. Sea scallops, harvested mostly by boats from the cold Atlantic Ocean, are the target of one of ...

New Hampshire Fish and Game helps hiker stricken by heat

SARGENTS PURCHASE, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Fish and Game says rescue crews helped a 29-year-old hiker after he was overcome by the heat in the White Mountain National Forest. Late Saturday afternoon, emergency crews were called to the Glen Boulder Trail in Sargents Purchase after the ...

Sununu vetoes bill related to transgender birth certificates

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire’s transgender residents are expressing disappointment that Republican Gov. Chris Sununu has vetoed a bill that would have made it easier to change their birth records. The bill passed by the Democrat-led Legislature would have allowed transgender men and ...

New Hampshire police: 3 dead following roll-over crash

NEW LONDON, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire police say three people are dead following a roll-over crash on Interstate 89 in New London. The crash in the northbound lane occurred just before noon Sunday near exit 12. WMUR-TV reports the vehicle rolled several times before hitting a construction ...

Heat and humidity grip East Coast as Midwest gets reprieve

BOSTON (AP) — The East Coast on Sunday sweated through another day of extreme heat and humidity as organizers in Boston canceled a benefit run, Delaware Civil War re-enactors got the day off and the New York Police Department implored residents to take it easy. “Sunday has been ...

2 sick horses rescued from New Hampshire home

CHICHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Two horses have been rescued from a farm in New Hampshire and are recovering from starvation. Live and Let Live Farm Director Teresa Paradis tells the Concord Monitor that the two horses were rescued Monday from a home near Hollis where they were living in ...

New Hampshire to end ‘pay to stay’ for inmates

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire is ending its practice of billing inmates and former inmates for the cost of their incarceration. Republican Gov. Chris Sununu signed a measure last week repealing a 1996 law that allowed the state to seek such payments, which have amounted to an average of ...

Connecticut-based banks announce $759M acquisition deal

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — The parent company of Connecticut-based People’s United Bank has agreed to purchase the holding company for United Bank for $759 million. The deal announced Monday is subject to approvals from banking regulators as well as shareholders. People’s United Bank, ...

Man charged with sex assault on fellow nursing home resident

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Police say a New Hampshire man has been charged with sexually assaulting a female stroke victim at a nursing home where both were residents. Milford Police Capt. Shawn Pelletier says 74-year-old Robert Champigny was arrested Monday night at a Manchester hotel for ...

Soccer coach accused of sexual assaulting child

KEENE, N.H. (AP) — Police have arrested and charged a girls soccer coach with sexually assaulting a child. Keene police say that 24-year-old Alexander Waterbury, of Keene, was arrested Tuesday. He has been charged with four counts of felonious sexual assault and two counts of prohibited ...

Prep school grad linked to sex assault released from jail

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire prep school graduate convicted of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old classmate is set to be released from jail. Twenty-three-year-old Owen Labrie reported to Merrimack County’s jail just after Christmas, after a judge refused to shorten his sentence. He ...

Bikers bid goodbye to 7 motorcyclists killed in crash

COLUMBIA, N.H. (AP) — A long-planned Blessing of the Bikes ceremony for motorcycle enthusiasts became a scene of mourning and reflection Sunday as about 400 people paid tribute to seven bikers killed in a devastating collision with a pickup truck . The victims of the wreck Friday evening ...

Judge rules public school funding method unconstitutional

KEENE, N.H. (AP) — A judge has ruled that New Hampshire’s current method for funding public schools is unconstitutional, two decades after a series of court decisions that said the state has a duty to provide and pay for an adequate education. The decision Wednesday by Superior Court Judge ...

Teen found not guilty by reason of insanity in mom’s death

OSSIPEE, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire authorities say a teenager has been found not guilty by reason of insanity in the fatal stabbing of his mother. Police said 42-year-old Melissa Hatch, of Madison, was found dead in her home in February. Her son, Keith Dobens, who turns 18 Friday, was ...

Maine could ditch caucuses, move to presidential primaries

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine could be the latest state to ditch its presidential caucus for a primary system, a move that would leave just a handful of states with the more grassroots caucus system heading into the 2020 presidential election. The bill has sailed through the Democratic-led ...