NH News

Teens injured when car crashes, splits in two, ignites

RINDGE, N.H. (AP) — Three teenagers suffered serious injuries in a fiery crash that split a car in two in Rindge. State police say the car went off the road Wednesday night, struck a tree, split in two and then burst into flames. The 17-year-old driver and a 17-year-old passenger were taken ...

New Hampshire alimony laws to change on Jan. 1

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire will have new alimony laws with the start of the new year, and lawmakers say they hope the new system is less volatile. Alimony changes that are part of a bill that passed this year are set to go into effect on Jan. 1. The changes include a formula to ...

Hearings delayed for pair accused of sex trafficking

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Detention hearings have been delayed again for a married couple accused of using Chinese nationals in a sex-trafficking operation in northern New England. Federal court officials in Portland, Maine, say 37-year-old Derong Miao, and her husband, 37-year-old Shou Chao ...

Storm brings snow, sleet, rain to northern New England

A winter storm is bringing snow, sleet, freezing rain and rain to northern New England. The forecast calls for mixed precipitation Friday morning before temperatures rise and it turns to rain in Vermont, Maine and New Hampshire. Up to four inches of snow and a glaze of ice is possible in some ...

Hunters, activists want bear plan they can bear

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The state with most black bears on the East Coast might change the way it manages its growing population of the animals, and hunters and environmentalists alike are keeping a watchful eye to see if there’s trouble brewing for bruins. Maine is home to more than 35,000 ...

Man indicted on charges he strangled wife, father in August

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A Dover man accused of strangling his wife and father has been indicted on murder charges. Jeramie Colella was arrested in August, the day the bodies of Joanna and Francis Colella were found in his home. He initially was charged with two counts of second-degree murder, ...

Prep school graduate begins jail time for 2014 sex assault

BOSCAWEN, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire prep school graduate convicted of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old classmate reported to jail Wednesday to begin serving the remaining 10 months of his jail sentence. Owen Labrie, 23, turned himself in to the Merrimack County jail Wednesday morning, ...

Transgender New Hampshire state reps poised to make history

NEWMARKET, N.H. (AP) — Two New Hampshire politicians will make history next week when they’re sworn in as the state’s first openly transgender women to serve in the State House. The Portsmouth Herald reports Gerri Cannon and Lisa Bunker will represent Somersworth and Exeter respectively ...

Man hit by trailer just after separate rollover crash

DOVER, N.H. (AP) — First responders faced a hectic scene in Dover responding to separate incidents of a rollover crash and a man getting struck by a tractor trailer after running into traffic. State police say a 16-year-old girl was trying to merge onto Route 16 Wednesday morning when she ...

Towns move to build municipal broadband connections

BRISTOL, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire town is building the infrastructure to support its own municipal broadband network. The Concord Monitor reports Bristol residents voted to pass a measure providing nearly $100,000 for a three-mile fiber connection through the town’s business district. ...

Former pharmaceutical building named to historic register

LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) — A home to a former pharmaceutical company in northern New Hampshire has been named to the state Register of Historic Places. The 1840s Parker J. Noyes Building on Lancaster’s Main Street was named for the former head of a company that invented machinery to sugarcoat ...

Fire heavily damages northern New Hampshire building

LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) — Fire officials in New Hampshire are trying to determine the cause of a fire that heavily damaged a building that used to house a hardware store in the town of Lancaster. Assistant Fire Chief Mike Kopp tells WMUR-TV the fire in the Main Street building broke out about 1 ...

Council rejects data collection on newborns’ opioid exposure

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Privacy concerns have prompted the defeat of an effort to collect data on New Hampshire newborns who were exposed to opioids by their mothers’ drug use during pregnancy. The Department of Health and Human Services sought approval this week for a $45,000 contract with ...

Police: New Hampshire man stabbed to death in Hillsborough

HILLSBOROUGH, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire law enforcement authorities say an autopsy has determined man found dead in the town of Hillsborough died of stab wounds and the death has been ruled a homicide. The attorney general’s office and state and local police on Sunday identified the victim ...

Fire marshal: December is peak time for home candle fires

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire’s state fire marshal is reminding people to stay safe, saying December is the peak time of year for home candle fires. People also need to be aware of dry Christmas trees and overloaded electrical circuits. Fire Marshal Paul Parisi says people ...

Students take a role in awarding grants to rural communities

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A group of high school students from New Hampshire and Vermont is taking a leadership role in a grant program for an isolated region that’s still recovering from the loss of paper mill industry jobs on which it historically relied. The 11 students will recommend ...

Last phase of Old Man of the Mountain memorial approved

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Funding has been approved for the final project to memorialize New Hampshire’s iconic Old Man of the Mountain. The massive, naturally formed granite profile attracted tourists to Franconia Notch for about 200 years before it crumbled in 2003. Since then, a nonprofit ...

New Hampshire police investigating ‘suspicious death’

HILLSBOROUGH, N.H. (AP) — Law enforcement authorities in New Hampshire are investigating the suspicious death of an adult male in the town of Hillsborough. The attorney general’s office says that just before 3 a.m. Saturday Hillsborough Police officers were called to a residence where they ...

Fish and Game urges residents: Don’t feed deer.

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Leave a carrot for Rudolph if you must, but the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is warning residents to otherwise avoid feeding deer this winter. Deer Biologist Dan Bergeron says deer have changed their activity patterns and might be more visible to people, but ...

Rains cause flood woes in Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Officials across Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine are watching for flooding after warm weather and heavy rains caused rivers and streams across the region to swell and in some cases overflow their banks. In Vermont flooding closed roads for a time Friday and Saturday ...