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Maine official picked to lead East Coast fishery commission

NEW CASTLE, N.H. (AP) — Maine’s top fishery official has been tapped to lead an interstate commission that manages East Coast marine resources. Maine Department of Marine Resources Commissioner Patrick Keliher was elected chair of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission on Tuesday ...

Police: Driver arrested after I-93 chase at over 100 mph

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire state police say a driver led them on a 35-mile pursuit along Interstate 93 reaching over 100 miles an hour before he was arrested. A trooper noticed a car veer off the road and strike a guardrail in Windham in a northbound lane at about 12:30 a.m. ...

Credentials revoked for teacher accused of sexual assault

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire’s commissioner of education says he’s revoked the credentials of a teacher accused of sexually assaulting a former middle school student in Massachusetts. Commissioner Frank Edelblut says former Concord High School teacher Primo “Howie” Leung ...

Signed guitars, other instruments taken from media business

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Police in Concord, New Hampshire, are investigating the theft of at least 11 instruments from the Binnie Media Group, including guitars signed by members of Aerosmith and Paul Stanley of Kiss. Police said the break-in happened overnight between Oct. 24 and Oct. 25. Also ...

Sanders files for New Hampshire presidential primary

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has officially filed for the New Hampshire presidential primary, becoming the second major contender to do so. Sanders was greeted Thursday by supporters at the New Hampshire Statehouse. He held a rally after officially signing up. The ...

Kuster: ‘Somber day’ in House on impeachment inquiry vote

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Congresswoman Annie Kuster says while she hasn’t prejudged the outcome of the ongoing impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, she remains deeply concerned about his conduct. Kuster, a Democrat, voted with the Democratic-controlled House on Thursday ...

Watchdog report cites problems with child protection system

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A watchdog report based on a review of child fatalities calls on New Hampshire’s child protection agency to address systemic problems, including an outdated filing system, strained relationships with other agencies and internal biases among staff members. The Office of ...

Man walking onto I-93 gets struck by car

HOOKSETT, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire state police say a man was struck by a car after walking onto northbound Interstate 93 near the Hooksett rest stop, and he suffered serious, but non-life-threatening injuries. WMUR-TV reports state troopers shut down the right lane of the highway around 10 ...

State treasurers partner to grow corporate board diversity

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island’s treasurer has announced a new regional partnership dedicated to increasing gender, racial and ethnic diversity on corporate boards in the Northeast. Treasurer Seth Magaziner said Wednesday that companies with stronger diversity at the senior level ...

Geriatric emergency department to focus on rural health

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center is opening a geriatric emergency department, joining about 100 other hospitals around the country that have implemented similar care. While most of the others are in urban areas, Dartmouth-Hitchcock is collaborating with group of ...

Volinsky running for governor, 2nd Democrat in race

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Executive Councilor Andru Volinsky announced his campaign for governor Wednesday, becoming the second Democrat to enter the race to challenge Republican Gov. Chris Sununu next year. In his announcement, Volinsky said New Hampshire is a beautiful place to ...

Couple found 200 miles from facility

HAMPTON (AP) – Police searching for a New Hampshire husband and wife have found them about 200 miles away from their assisted living facility. Police in Hampton said Dave and Ona Magee, both 86, were found in Bangor, Maine, on Wednesday morning. Their conditions weren’t immediately ...

Court sends slip-and-fall case back to judge

CONCORD (AP) – New Hampshire’s Supreme Court has found in favor of a Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center nurse who slipped and fell on ice in an employee parking lot. The nurse, Eileen Bloom, was injured in December 2013 and required surgery. She sued Casella Construction Inc., which ...

UNH grant to help sex abuse investigators

DURHAM (AP) – A research center at the University of New Hampshire is getting a federal grant to support police officers and others who investigate crimes involving child sexual abuse images. Officials say a surge of such images online and new technology designed to intercept them means ...

Crews prepping for outages ahead of storm

CONCORD (AP) – Utility crews are preparing for power outages in advance of the stormy weather and 50 mile-per-hour-wind gusts forecast for New Hampshire. Utilities are securing additional crews. Heavy rain and strong winds were expected from Wednesday night into Thursday. Alec ...

N.H. adult positive for mosquito-borne virus

CONCORD (AP) – New Hampshire’s Department of Health and Human Services says an adult from Laconia has tested positive for a mosquito-borne virus. The department said Wednesday the adult tested positive for the Jamestown Canyon virus, transmitted by infected mosquitoes. It’s the second ...

Authorities investigate toddler’s death in New Hampshire

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire attorney general’s office is investigating the death of a toddler at a home in Loudon. Attorney general Gordon MacDonald said the 23-month-old child was pronounced dead at the home early Wednesday. An autopsy was conducted. The child’s name, cause ...

Shaheen to speak at USS Thresher memorial dedication

U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire is going to deliver the keynote address at the dedication of a memorial honoring sailors killed in the deadliest submarine disaster in the nation’s history. The ceremony is at Arlington National Cemetery on Thursday afternoon. Shaheen has been an ...

Sununu signs compromise budget after overwhelming votes

FRANKLIN, N.H. (AP) — Republican Gov. Chris Sununu has signed a nearly $13 billion, two-year state budget three months after he vetoed the Legislature’s first effort. Sununu signed the spending plan and a companion policy bill in Franklin on Thursday, a day after the House and Senate voted ...

Office of Child Advocate to review restraint, seclusion use

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Office of the Child Advocate has started a review of how restraint and seclusion are being used on about 400 children in behavioral health settings. The review will look at children placed in private residential facilities and the Sununu Youth Services ...