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New Hampshire mayoral candidate dies from COVID

Oct. 22, 2021 14:45 PM EDT

BERLIN, N.H. (AP) — A mayoral candidate in the city of Berlin, New Hampshire, who was a pastor and community leader has died of a COVID-19-related illness. Robert Haynes, 54, died on Wednesday at Concord Hospital, the Bryant Funeral Homes in Berlin said. ...

Area code needed for local calls in Vermont, New Hampshire

Oct. 22, 2021 13:02 PM EDT

Callers in Vermont and New Hampshire will have to dial the area code to make local calls starting this weekend. The two states are among 82 area codes in 35 states that will require 10-digit dialing starting Sunday, according to Federal Communications Commission. The...

Utility working to restore natural gas to customers in Keene

Oct. 22, 2021 08:28 AM EDT

KEENE, N.H. (AP) — Liberty Utilities was working to restore natural gas service to more than 1,000 customers in Keene after a problem with the local production plant caused a drop in pressure. Liberty said in a news release that gas was shut off on Wednesday “to...

Driver arrested in connection with hit-and-run in Rochester

Oct. 21, 2021 11:49 AM EDT

ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A driver has been arrested in connection with a hit-and-run earlier this month that left a man seriously injured, Rochester, New Hampshire, police said Thursday. The driver, a 69-year-old woman from Rochester, is facing a charge of conduct after...

Police get more than $159K for bulletproof vests in NH

Oct. 21, 2021 10:28 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — More than $159,000 has been awarded to 43 New Hampshire communities and one county to support the purchase of bulletproof vests for law enforcement officers, the state's congressional delegation said Thursday. The funds come from the Department of...

Missing boy's mother, man, plead not guilty to charges

Oct. 20, 2021 14:13 PM EDT

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — The mother of a missing 5-year-old New Hampshire boy and a man who was arrested with her in New York pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to witness tampering and child endangerment charges as authorities continue to search for the child. Meanwhile,...

Judge dismisses request to stop NH school mask mandates

Oct. 20, 2021 10:58 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A judge dismissed a request to stop enforcing a mask-wearing policy at a number of school districts in New Hampshire's Rockingham County. Parents of children in the districts alleged in a lawsuit filed in August that wearing masks causes their...

Retired Rep. Bill Zeliff, who probed Waco siege, dies at 85

Oct. 19, 2021 17:25 PM EDT

Former U.S. Rep. Bill Zeliff, a three-term Republican best known for helping lead the congressional investigation of the government's disastrous siege of the Branch Davidian compound near Waco, Texas, has died. He was 85. Zeliff, who represented southern and eastern New...

Former teacher sentenced on sex abuse, trafficking charges

Oct. 19, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A former New Hampshire high school teacher who pleaded guilty to human trafficking and manufacturing child sex abuse images was sentenced to prison on Tuesday. Joshua Harwood, 38, of Manchester, pleaded guilty to the charges last month. ...

$1.1M approved for new Rochester District Court building

Oct. 19, 2021 13:46 PM EDT

ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire legislature has approved a $1.1 million project for a new Rochester District Court building because the original is too small to handle its increased volume of cases and its size could be a safety hazard. The building was built...