CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The coronavirus isn’t the only thing mutating in New Hampshire. Multiple variants of pandemic-inspired legislation also are spreading through the Statehouse.
Committees held public hearings on nearly a dozen bills related to vaccines this week, including House Speaker Sherm Packard’s attempt to block federal vaccine mandates.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The chief justice of Massachusetts' highest court has ordered a review of the case of a missing New Hampshire girl who was last seen in 2019 at age 5, months after a Massachusetts judge gave custody of the child to her father.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Rite Aid has agreed to pay $30,000 in a settlement to resolve allegations that its pharmacists at a Manchester store forged 15 prescriptions for an individual, the U.S. attorney's office in New Hampshire said.
NASHUA, N.H (AP) — A man who was charged with second-degree murder in the death of his grandmother has died after suffering a medical event, the New Hampshire attorney general's office said.
Jacob Abraham, 28, was hospitalized earlier this month.
COLUMBIA, N.H. (AP) — A pickup truck driver has died in a head-on collision on Route 3 in Columbia, New Hampshire State Police said.
Dennis Hyde, 68, of Colebrook, was traveling north and crossed over the center line into the path of a southbound sport utility vehicle on Monday afternoon, police said.
JEFFERSON, N.H. (AP) — A wood stove that was too close to a wall likely caused a fire that killed a sled dog in a northern New Hampshire kennel, firefighters said.
Crews were called to the Muddy Paws Kennel in Jefferson early Monday and found a storage unit on fire.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Investigators have narrowed the window for when a New Hampshire girl went missing to 13 days in late 2019, coinciding with the eviction of her father and stepmother and witness accounts of the family living in cars, the attorney general’s office said Monday.
RYE, N.H. (AP) — A flock of 10 loons rescued frozen Lake Winnipesaukee Lake is due to be released Monday into the Atlantic Ocean.
WMUR-TV reports that the 10 adult loons trapped in Lake Winnipesaukee were rescued Saturday by members of the New Hampshire’s Loon Preservation Committee.
BEDFORD, N.H. (AP) — A man who was reported missing was eventually found dead in his heavily damaged pickup truck down an embankment along Interstate 293 in Bedford, New Hampshire State Police said.
WAKEFIELD, N.H. (AP) — A railroad station and freight shed in Wakefield have been named to the National Register of Historic Places, the New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources said.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Victims of what authorities have called the largest financial crime in New Hampshire history can now apply for compensation from a $10 million fund.
Lawmakers created the fund as part of the state budget approved in June.
DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire is looking for candidates to fill a vacancy for the state on the New England Fishery Management Council.
The council is one of eight regional councils in the United States.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire citizens have a new way to provide input to lawmakers though it falls short of what many advocacy groups have requested.
Last year, lawmakers holding public hearings on bills allowed testimony to be given by phone because of the coronavirus pandemic.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Advocates for domestic violence victims and people who feel they were not treated fairly by family court judges in New Hampshire called Friday on a newly created task force to provide more training for the judiciary.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire has postponed a pending trial against drugmaker Johnson & Johnson over opioid distribution and marketing from February to September because of COVID-19 concerns.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The federal government is sending $500,000 to Planned Parenthood of Northern New England, which has struggled with the loss of state funding in New Hampshire.
The state's all-Democratic congressional delegation said Friday the Title X Dire Need Grant will help offset funding losses over the last few years, both as a result of Trump administration rules and the New Hampshire Executive Council's repeated votes to reject state contracts.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A Cold War-era law targeting “teachers’ loyalty” would be updated with today’s hot button issues under a bill heard by a House committee Thursday.
A 1949 law prohibits teachers from advocating communism, but Republican Rep.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Attorney General John Formella told lawmakers Thursday that spending $100 million to settle sexual abuse claims at the state's youth detention center is the right thing to do.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Investigators in New Hampshire have solved a nearly 50-year-old murder of a Massachusetts woman, but they can't make an arrest because they say the killer, who was serving a life sentence in another case, died in 2019.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire is getting more than $1.6 million from the new federal infrastructure package through the Army Corps of Engineers to improve supply and dredging operations at the Seacoast, the state's congressional delegation said.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Less than three weeks after New Hampshire’s new abortion ban took effect, lawmakers have moved toward changing it slightly while also being urged to eliminate it altogether.
The state budget signed into law by Republican Gov.
EXETER, N.H. (AP) — A bar employee helped stop a “dangerous and frightening situation” by pinning a man to the ground after he threatened people in the business with a loaded gun, police in New Hampshire said.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Two women have been arrested on charges of entering a restricted building, disorderly conduct, and demonstrating related to the Jan. 6, 2021, U.S. Capitol riot, the FBI said.
The women were identified as Kirstyn Niemela, 33, of Hudson, New Hampshire, and Stefanie Chiguer, 36, of Dracut, Massachusetts.
New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu harshly criticized a Massachusetts court on Tuesday for placing Harmony Montgomery, missing since 2019 at age 5, with her father and stepmother before the state could complete a study of their home.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire would create a $100 million fund to settle claims of child sex abuse at its state-run youth detention center under a bipartisan bill that lawyers for the victims call offensive.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A task force created to review domestic violence cases in New Hampshire’s court system is holding its first hearing this Friday.
The hearing will be at the state Supreme Court building in Concord from 1 to 4 p.m.
MILFORD, N.H. (AP) — There's a new historical highway marker in New Hampshire honoring the first woman in the state who piloted a plane and was the first female commercial pilot in New England.
The marker honoring Bernice Blake Perry has been installed near the Milford Rotary Centennial Park on Route 101A.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Fish and Game officials are asking residents to leave duck boxes alone.
Wildlife biologists soon will be heading out onto frozen marshes to collect data from hundreds of state-owned boxes set up for for wood ducks and hooded mergansers.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire is moving forward with plans to create a statewide independent panel to receive complaints about police misconduct, though some don’t think it would be independent enough.
BOSTON (AP) — Two environmental groups have settled a federal lawsuit with a waste management company over allegations the company’s landfill in New Hampshire leaked toxic chemicals into a nearby river.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Vaccination against COVID-19 would be either outlawed or encouraged under competing bills heard by a Senate committee Thursday.
The Senate Health and Human Services Committee held a public hearing on a bill that would prohibit K-12 schools or day care centers from requiring children to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
The police chief in New Hampshire's largest city made another plea Wednesday for anyone with information on Harmony Montgomery, who was last seen in 2019 at age 5, to come forth, saying detectives are working on about 300 tips and the reward fund has grown to $104,000.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Republicans rejected contracts with New Hampshire health clinics for a third time Wednesday over unsupported concerns that public money is paying for abortions.
As it did in September and December, the Executive Council — which approves nominations and state contracts — voted 4-1 to deny funding to the Equality Health Center, Lovering Health Center and Planned Parenthood of Northern New England.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Prosecutors dropped a welfare fraud charge against the stepmother of a missing New Hampshire girl for collecting food stamps in her name and replaced it with three other charges, including theft, according to court documents released Tuesday.
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A new solar array in the city of Manchester is up and running and is expected to produce enough electricity to power hundreds of homes, Mayor Joyce Craig announced Tuesday.
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Police finished their search of the last known residence of Harmony Montgomery on Monday as they investigate the disappearance of the New Hampshire girl, who vanished in 2019 at age 5, but was not reported missing until late last year.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A proposal up for consideration in the New Hampshire legislature will potentially require landlords to give renters facing eviction 90 days to find new places to live before landlords sell or renovate their property.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire has a new secretary of state for the first time in more than four decades.
David Scanlan was sworn in Monday to replace Bill Gardner, who stepped down after 45 years of overseeing elections, the state archives and other divisions.
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Two New Hampshire lawmakers who attended last week's lengthy House sessions tested positive for the coronavirus a few days later.
House members were notified via email Sunday that two colleagues tested positive during the weekend.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Gas prices are a mixed bag in northern New England, where prices fell over the last week in Vermont and New Hampshire but rose slightly in Maine.
The average price in Maine rose a little less than a penny to $3.40 per gallon, according to GasBuddy, which survey's stations.
KEENE, N.H. (AP) — A woman needed to be rescued and two firefighters suffered minor injuries when a fire destroyed a Main Street building in Keene, the community's fire chief said.
The fire in the two-story mixed-use building that contains the Cobblestone Ale House was reported after 10 p.m.
BOSCAWEN, N.H. (AP) — More than 120 acres at a nearly century-old dairy farm in Boscawen is going to be protected as cropland.
The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests announced Friday it worked with the town to buy a conservation easement for the property.
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — Officials with a New Hampshire district said schools will be closed in the early part of the week because of staff absences.
Nashua Superintendent Garth McKinney said in a Friday letter to staff and parents that many of the absences are due to COVID-19.
KEENE, N.H. (AP) — Three people were hospitalized in a New Hampshire college town when a popular ale house caught fire.
The five-alarm fire broke out at Cobblestone Ale House in Keene on Saturday night.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire is closer to joining more than a dozen other states in prohibiting defendants accused of manslaughter from using the victim's gender, gender identity or sexual orientation as a defense.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Authorities searched the last known residence of Harmony Montgomery on Saturday to investigate the disappearance of the New Hampshire girl, who vanished in 2019 at age 5 but was not reported missing until late last year.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire House has voted to shorten the list of crimes that would send children to locked facilities but it drew the line at prohibiting life sentences for minors.
The House voted Thursday to remove simple assault and non-violent offenses from those that can be used to hold minors in institutional settings.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — An elementary school pupil from Plaistow is going to be the next “Kid Governor" in New Hampshire.
Charlotte Cotti of Pollard Elementary School ran on a platform to address the problem of helping the homeless.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire has reached a $21.1 million settlement with a Missouri company over the inaccurate reporting of pharmacy benefit services cost, the attorney general's office said Friday.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire House voted Thursday to further limit the governor’s authority in future public health emergencies.
Previous state law allowed the governor to declare a state of emergency and renew it every 21 days as long as he or she found it necessary to protect public safety and welfare, with a provision that the Legislature could vote to terminate it.