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80 patients evacuated from hospital without heat, hot water

KEENE, N.H. (AP) — Officials in New Hampshire say a hospital has been evacuated due to the loss of heat and hot water. WBUR reports 80 patients were evacuated Thursday about 7 p.m. from the Cheshire Medical Center in Keene. The patients are being relocated to other facilities and Friday ...

Tillotson Fund awards $358K in North Country grants

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire Charitable Foundation fund that supports North Country organizations recently awarded 16 grants totaling more than $358,000. The Tillotson Fund is helping kids get backpacks filled with nutritious food to keep them full for the weekend. It’s also ...

NH police identify ‘person of interest’ in Laconia killing

LACONIA, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire law enforcement officials say they have identified a “person of interest” in the investigation into the death of a 57-year-old Laconia man. Officials said Wednesday that investigators want to speak to 21-year-old Hassan Sapry. He was last seen Tuesday ...

Lake Winnipesaukee is ice-free, a sure sign of spring in NH

LACONIA, N.H. (AP) — It’s another sign of spring in New Hampshire: Lake Winnipesaukee is ice-free. Dave Emerson, of Emerson Aviation, made the declaration Wednesday morning. Emerson’s family has been tasked with declaring “ice-out” since 1979. Ice-Out is declared when the 230-foot ...

Police identify teen killed in crash in New Hampshire

SEABROOK, N.H. (AP) — Police in Seabrook, New Hampshire, have identified a motorist killed in a crash on Easter morning. Police say 18-year-old Lily Dore, of Hampton, was behind the wheel of a car that crashed into a tree early on Sunday. Police said they found the car engulfed in flames and ...

Man pleads guilty to shipping lizards from Philippines to US

BOSTON (AP) — A New Hampshire man who smuggled rare lizards from the Philippines to the U.S. by hiding them in socks and placing them inside electronic equipment has pleaded guilty. Federal prosecutors say 26-year-old Derrick Semedo pleaded guilty in Boston on Tuesday to trafficking in ...

Portsmouth gives green light to mosque

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — The Planning Board has given the green light for construction of a mosque with parking for 60 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The Islamic Society of the Seacoast received the unanimous approval last week of its site plan and conditional use permit. The Portsmouth ...

Portsmouth Police Department launching drone program

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — The Portsmouth Police Department is launching a drone program. Lt. Christian Cummings told the Police Commission on Tuesday that a drone provides “an eye in the sky where we wouldn’t normally have one.” The Portsmouth Herald reports that Cummings, detective ...

Critics: New Hampshire primary commission is unnecessary

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — An effort to promote and protect New Hampshire’s cherished first-in-the-nation presidential primary faced some unexpected opposition Wednesday. A bill to create a commission to “celebrate and safeguard” New Hampshire’s tradition passed the state’s House in ...

NH man charged with fondling woman in memory care unit

RYE, N.H. (AP) — Law enforcement officials say a New Hampshire man is charged with fondling an 86-year-old patient in a nursing home memory-care unit in Rye. Officials said Wednesday that 69-year-old Hugh McIntyre is charged with assault and sexual assault. A statement by the attorney ...

NH man charged with assaulting 3 officers

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man who’s been arrested five times since Jan. 1 is back in jail after assaulting several Concord police officers. Police say 22-year-old Christopher Holland seriously injured two Concord police officers and caused minor injuries to a third when he ...

New Hampshire family to be in ‘The American Farm’ series

HOPKINTON, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire family is going to be featured in a new television series called “The American Farm.” The Robertson Family of Bohanan Farm and Contoocook Creamery will be part of the series, which debuts on the History Channel on April 4. The show will profile ...

Man recreates bunny suit marriage proposal for anniversary

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man celebrated his wedding anniversary by showing up at the airport in a bunny costume similar to the one used when he first proposed to his wife. Londonderry resident Mark DeAngelis says he asked his wife Jolene to marry him on Easter 1998, surprising ...

New Hampshire gets nearly $12M to fight opioid epidemic

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire’s congressional delegation and Gov. Chris Sununu are welcoming nearly $12 million in additional funding to fight the opioid epidemic. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration announced the funding Wednesday. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen said ...

General store looks for former workers for 150th anniversary

BARRINGTON, N.H. (AP) — A general store in New Hampshire that’s celebrating its 150th anniversary is inviting former employees to come back this summer. WMUR-TV reports Calef’s Country Store in Barrington is looking for anyone who’s been part of their history to join their “Alumni ...

Senate passes bill to raise New Hampshire’s minimum wage

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire’s Senate on Thursday passed a bill to raise the state’s minimum wage. The bill, which passed 14-10, would raise the minimum wage to $10 an hour in 2020 and $11 or $12 an hour in 2021, depending on additional benefits provided by employers, such as paid ...

Maine considers another bump in number of moose hunt permits

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine’s moose hunters could see another bump in the number of hunting permits for the big game animals this year. Biologists in Maine are proposing an increase of 11 percent in moose permits, bringing the total to 2,820. The permits are doled out via a lottery that ...

VA medical center chosen for new safety designation

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire’s only VA medical center has been chosen as part of a new initiative to put procedures and protocols in place to maximize safety and minimize harm. The Manchester Medical Center is the first in the Veterans Health Administration’s system to become a ...

Snowmobile rider, 81, crashes into son, both hurt

STEWARTSTOWN, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire’s Fish and Game Department says an 81-year-old woman on a snowmobile crashed into her son as he was getting off of his vehicle, seriously injuring both of them. Conservation officers say Cynthia Jaycox, of Columbia, New Hampshire, was operating the ...

Descendants of historic cottage owner seek to save building

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — More than a dozen descendants of a man who built a historic Portsmouth cottage are asking for time to save the building from demolition. The 38-room Carey Cottage in Creek Farm is currently owned by the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests. The ...