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Man accused of having 3 wives in 3 states awaits extradition

BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — Maine prosecutors say New Hampshire will have first dibs on a man who is accused of being married to three women in different states. Forty-three-year-old Michael Middleton is being held in Ohio while awaiting extradition to New Hampshire, where he’s charged with ...

Gov proclaims Girl Scout Cookie weekend in New Hampshire

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — It’s Girl Scout Cookie Weekend in New Hampshire. Gov. Chris Sununu made the proclamation earlier this week honoring Girl Scouts for investing in the future of girls. Patricia Mellor, the CEO of Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains, says the cookie program ...

Scholarship fund to help engineering students

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A new scholarship fund will distribute more than $100,000 annually to New Hampshire engineering students. The Norman F. and Marilyn W. Jones Scholarship Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation will make its first awards this year to students this year to students ...

Forest crews getting back to business after shutdown

CAMPTON, N.H. (AP) — Now that the partial government shutdown is over, White Mountain National Forest crews are taking care of removing hard-packed snow from trailhead parking lots and freeing frozen-shut restroom doors. Forest Supervisor Clare Mendelsohn said visitors can expect varying ...

Massachusetts will likely wait to recoup unpaid Conn. tolls

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker wants Connecticut to help his administration collect millions in unpaid highway tolls, but he may have to wait to see whether Connecticut lawmakers finally vote for some form of tolling. Baker, a Republican, has called for a reciprocity ...

New Hampshire air guard to receive new Air Force tanker

NEWINGTON, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Air National Guard is set to become the first guard unit in the country to receive the Air Force’s new aerial refueling tanker, the KC-46A Pegasus. Seacoastonline.com reports the first of 12 aircraft are due to begin arriving in New Hampshire in ...

Animal rescue farm owner accused of neglecting horses

LANGDON, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire State Police have accused a woman who runs an animal rescue farm of neglecting the care of 26 horses that were seized by the state. Sixty-three-year-old Olexandra Beck, of Langdon, New Hampshire, was arrested Thursday on four misdemeanor counts of animal ...

Bite my Picasso: Art museums drawn into Super Bowl rivalry

BOSTON (AP) — Careful about picking sides in the Super Bowl — one of these world-class art museums may tell you where to Van Gogh. As Sunday’s showdown between the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams draws near, Boston’s prestigious Museum of Fine Arts and Los Angeles’ ...

Man sentenced for recorded assault, robbery, in gun buy

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man has been sentenced to 8 ½ years in federal prison for assaulting and robbing an individual during a firearms transaction who was working with authorities. Court documents say 27-year-old Aaron Sperow, of Nashua, arranged for someone to come to a ...

No batteries in carbon monoxide alarm in home deaths

LYMAN, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire authorities investigating the carbon monoxide poisoning deaths of a man and woman say an alarm to detect the gas was found inside their home, but had no batteries. State police responded to the home in Lyman on Tuesday. They found 71-year-old John Courtney ...

10th anniversary of pond hockey tournament celebrated

MEREDITH, N.H. (AP) — Nearly 2,300 hockey players are braving the cold for the 10th anniversary of the Labatt Blue New England Pond Hockey Classic in New Hampshire. More than 275 teams are competing across 11 divisions. The tournament started Friday at Lake Winnipesaukee in Meredith and runs ...

Shaheen: U.S. must have plan in place if it leaves nuke treaty

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen says the Trump administration must carefully consider how it would prevent an arms race in the absence of a nuclear arms treaty with Russia, and whether that includes negotiating a new treaty with China. Shaheen, a Democrat and member of ...

Police believe boy, 12, fell through ice on river, drowned

DOVER, N.H. (AP) — Divers in New Hampshire have recovered the body of a 12-year-old boy from a river where they believe he fell through the ice and drowned. The body of Nathaniel Boily, of Dover, was recovered at about 1 p.m. Friday from the Bellamy River. Boily had been missing since ...

Annual Farm and Forest Expo ends Saturday

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire’s annual Farm and Forest Expo is wrapping up in Manchester. The two-day event that ends Saturday at the Hilton Double Tree Hotel is organized by the state Division of Forests and Lands, the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension and the New ...

Dartmouth gets record number of applicants for Class of ‘23

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — A record number of students have applied to be part of the Class of 2023 at Dartmouth College. The Ivy League school in Hanover says it has received 23,641 applications, an increase of 7 percent from last year and topping the previous record set in 2012. Admissions ...

New director appointed at art institute during merger

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — There’s a new leader at the New Hampshire Institute of Art as its merger with New England College moves forward. James Murtha has been appointed to a new role as campus director of the art institute, overseeing all day-to-day operations at the Manchester campus. He ...

3 U of New Hampshire football players charged in assault

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — Police say three University of New Hampshire football players are accused of assaulting people inside a fraternity house last weekend in Durham. The three have each been charged with a count of riot. WMUR-TV reports police say Quinlen Dean, Kyle Hamper and Jackson ...

Super Bowl super fan can’t stop because Patriots won’t stop

KENNEBUNK, Maine (AP) — One of the handful of fans who has seen every single Super Bowl is keeping the streak alive as he prepares to cheer for his New England Patriots. Donald Crisman, of Kennebunk, Maine, said he’s happy to feel well enough to go to Atlanta for his 53rd consecutive Super ...

State official recommends town revoke costly union contracts

METHUEN, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts’ inspector general says Methuen officials should rescind costly police contracts that could lead to layoffs. Inspector General Glenn Cunha said Friday that former Mayor Stephen Zanni and the City Council may have violated state and local regulations and ...

Police investigating dead body found along roadside

WESTFORD, Mass. (AP) — Police are investigating after a woman was founded dead along the side of a road in northern Massachusetts. The Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office says the death is being treated as suspicious because of where the body was found and because the woman ...