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Massachusetts woman dies in New Hampshire rollover

Jan. 23, 2021 1:59 PM EST

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — A Massachusetts woman has died in a rollover crash on a New Hampshire highway, authorities say. Marisa Douglass, 49, of Amesbury, Massachusetts, was ejected from her vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene of the Friday crash on Interstate 95 north in Portsmouth, according to state...

Court upholds New Hampshire's online lottery sales

Jan. 23, 2021 9:18 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld a lower court ruling that allows New Hampshire to continue selling lottery tickets online. The case involved a 2018 Justice Department opinion holding that the 1961 Wire Act applied to any form of gambling that crosses state lines. That raised...

Vaccine registration off to strong start in New Hampshire

Jan. 22, 2021 5:08 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Registration for the next phase of New Hampshire's coronavirus vaccination plan got off to a quick start Friday, with more than 70,000 people signing up in the first hour and more than 147,000 by late afternoon. Registration opened at 8 a.m. for the approximately 325,000 people in...

Concord officer charged with assault, witness tampering

Jan. 22, 2021 1:16 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A Concord police officer accused of assaulting a woman and pressuring her to lie about it has been charged with multiple felonies. The attorney general’s office said Friday that 39-year-old Bryan Croft has been charged with second degree assault, witness tampering, and...

FILE - In this March 28, 2017, file photo, Gordon MacDonald listens at the Statehouse in Concord, N.H., during a public hearing on naming him New Hampshire attorney general. MacDonald became the state's attorney general the following month. On Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, the Executive Council is set to vote whether to confirm MacDonald as chief justice of the New Hampshire Supreme Court. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Attorney General MacDonald confirmed as supreme court chief

Jan. 22, 2021 11:36 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Attorney General Gordon MacDonald was confirmed Friday as chief justice of the New Hampshire Supreme Court, 18 months after he was initially rejected for the position. Republicans won a 4-1 majority on the Executive Council in November, ousting Democrats who had blocked...

New Hampshire prepares for vaccine registration crush

Jan. 21, 2021 5:04 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Volunteer call center operators were being trained Thursday to take tens of thousands of calls from New Hampshire residents eager to get vaccinated against the coronavirus, while a registration website stood ready to handle 100,000 visitors at once. Registration will open at 8 a.m....

NH attorney general faces 2nd public hearing for court post

Jan. 21, 2021 4:59 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — This time facing a more friendly audience, New Hampshire Attorney General Gordon MacDonald on Thursday again made the case for why he should be the next chief justice of the state Supreme Court. Republican Gov. Chris Sununu nominated MacDonald to the position for a second time last...

Man shot, injured by police charged in his mother's death

Jan. 21, 2021 11:08 AM EST

WAKEFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A New Hampshire man has been arrested and charged in connection with the death of his mother in Massachusetts, Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan announced Thursday. Timothy Martin, 23, of Manchester, faces murder and three counts of assault with a dangerous weapon in...

The Latest: Fireworks light up sky to celebrate inauguration

Jan. 20, 2021 10:18 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Joe Biden's presidential inauguration (all times local): 10:15 p.m. Fireworks lit up the sky behind the Washington Monument to mark the end of Inauguration Day for President Joe Biden. Biden and first lady Jill Biden watched the end of the day’s events from a balcony...

New Hampshire's unemployment rate up slightly in December

Jan. 20, 2021 2:15 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire’s unemployment rate for December was 4%, a slight increase from November, officials said Wednesday. The number still reflects the impact on unemployment because of the coronavirus pandemic. The December 2019 seasonally adjusted rate was 2.6%. Seasonally adjusted...