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New Hampshire court issues order in civil rights case at inn

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire court is ordering an inn manager accused of shoving a couple she thought were Muslim after getting into a dispute over a refund not to threaten anyone based on their religion. The Friday order from the Carroll County Superior Court comes in the case of ...

Man indicted in crash that killed wife, 14-year-old

EXETER, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man has been indicted on negligent homicide charges in connection to a crash that killed his wife and her 14-year-old daughter. Police say 29-year-old Aaron Lafontaine, of Manchester, was speeding and driving under the influence of alcohol at the time of ...

Officials identify worker who fell down elevator shaft

HAVERHILL, Mass. (AP) — Officials have identified the construction worker who died after falling down an elevator shaft in Massachusetts as 41-year-old Carlos Ortiz. The Essex district attorney’s office says Ortiz was working on the roof of a nine-story building in Haverhill Tuesday ...

Man accused of killing brother’s dog

BRENTWOOOD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man has been accused of killing his brother’s dog and throwing the animal in a dumpster. WMUR-TV reports a Rockingham County grand jury indicted 38-year-old Gerard Bosse, of Derry, on a charge of cruelty to animals. Court documents say Bosse slit ...

Council approves potential expansion of Mount Sunapee

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire’s Executive Council has approved the potential expansion of Mount Sunapee by Vail Resorts. The Concord Monitor reports councilors on Wednesday opted to amend the lease to make available 150 acres for development of ski trails, chairlifts and lodges. The ...

Autopsy: Man died of gunshot wound to chest in homicide

DOVER, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire authorities say a man was shot and killed outside of a restaurant in Dover. Police identified the man as 34-year-old Raymond Eldridge, of Dover. He was found outside of Castaways Restaurant & Lounge on Tuesday night. An autopsy showed Eldridge died of a ...

Vermont man charged with soliciting children online

WILLIAMSTOWN, Vt. (AP) — Police in Vermont say a man accused of luring a runaway child he met online and soliciting children has been ordered held without bail. Investigators in Vermont and New Hampshire filed multiple felony charges, including lewd or lascivious conduct with a child, ...

Man’s polling place resisting arrest conviction pardoned

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire’s Executive Council has approved the pardon of a man convicted of resisting arrest at a polling place in 2014. New Hampshire Public Radio reports former Newmarket GOP Committee Chair Joe Barton’s conviction stemmed from an altercation he had with an ...

Environmental, safety officials say beware of ice jams

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — With heavy rain on the way, New Hampshire environmental and homeland security officials are warning about ice jams. Heavy rain is in the forecast for Friday. In recent years, New Hampshire’s had extended periods of subfreezing weather, followed by large, rapid warm-ups ...

NH bipartisan panel objects Trump tweaks to Medicaid rules

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A bipartisan legislative committee on Thursday unanimously objected to Trump administration changes to New Hampshire’s proposed work requirements for Medicaid recipients, but the state health commissioner said the rules can be implemented without the panel’s ...

Gas prices fall a bit more in northern New England

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Gas prices have dropped a few more cents per gallon in northern New England. Prices in Maine have fallen 3.9 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $2.38. In Vermont, prices were down 3.8 cents to $2.58 per gallon. In New Hampshire, prices dropped 2.9 cents per ...

Man accused of discharging shotgun, causing fireworks fire

WINCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Police have accused a New Hampshire man of recklessly discharging his shotgun at home, causing a fire at a nearby fireworks store. Police say a 12-gauge, slug-style shotgun round went through a wall at the Winchester home in September, across the street and into ...

Driver crashes at toll plaza, dies after SUV catches fire

DOVER, N.H. (AP) — A driver died Monday after his SUV crashed into a concrete barrier at a toll plaza and caught fire, New Hampshire State Police said. Justyn Tyndaal, of Rochester, New Hampshire, was traveling north on Route 16 in Dover when he lost control of the vehicle in the early ...

March or April trial possible in deadly wrong-way crash

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A judge pressed lawyers Monday to complete their work so that a March or April trial can be scheduled for a Vermont man facing murder charges in a wrong-way highway crash that killed five teenagers in 2016. Steven Bourgoin has pleaded not guilty to five counts of ...

Father and son arrested in shooting that injured 17-year-old

NEWPORT, N.H. (AP) — Police have arrested a father and his 18-year-old son in connection with a shooting that injured a 17-year-old in New Hampshire. Both the father and son were charged Tuesday with felony use of a firearm and conspiracy to sell controlled drugs in a school zone among other ...

Dogfish harvest to stay same in ‘19 as fishermen seek market

BOSTON (AP) — Federal ocean managers are allowing the same level of harvest of smooth dogfish, a small species of shark that members of the East Coast seafood industry have tried to find a market for. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says the smooth dogfish quota will be a ...

Man gets 5 year in prison for robbing credit union

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A Maine man has been sentenced to five years in federal prison for robbing a credit union in New Hampshire. Court documents say 31-year-old Marc Beaulieu, of Caribou, Maine, entered the Service Credit Union in Somersworth in November 2016 and gave the teller a note ...

Dartmouth plans new strategy to prevent sexual misconduct

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth College will respond to a recent lawsuit accusing it of ignoring professors’ sexual misconduct with a sweeping plan to combat harassment and assault, the president of the Ivy League college said. A lawsuit filed last month by seven current and former students ...

Former researcher pleads guilty to misusing UNH credit card

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A former University of New Hampshire researcher has pleaded guilty to misusing a credit card for federal research grant expenses to charge nearly $7,000 worth of merchandise online. Prosecutors say 46-year-old Jichun Zhang submitted fictitious receipts for the expenses. ...

Feds: U.S. fishermen had good year aided by lobsters, scallops

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — U.S. commercial fishing generated more than $144 billion in sales in 2016, buoyed by growth in key species such as sea scallops and American lobsters, the federal government reported on Thursday. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said the total of ...