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Death of New Hampshire woman, 2 children investigated

Aug. 05, 2022 14:54 PM EDT

NORTHFIELD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire authorities are investigating the deaths of a mother and two children found shot to death in a Northfield home. Police responding to a 911 call late Wednesday morning found the bodies of a 25-year-old woman and her two sons, ages 1 and 4....

New Hampshire opioid lawsuit is latest to target pharmacies

Jul. 26, 2022 13:26 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The state of New Hampshire sued pharmacy chains Tuesday, becoming the latest government entity seeking to hold them accountable for fueling the nation’s deadly opioid epidemic. The lawsuit filed by Attorney General John Formella calls CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreens...

Sununu signs law to prevent assaults on health care workers

Jul. 23, 2022 11:53 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Health care facilities in New Hampshire will have to implement and maintain workplace violence prevention programs under a new law. Republican Gov. Chris Sununu signed seven bills into law this week, including a Senate bill designed to require the violence...

Ski resort management resigns amid tensions with commission

Jul. 21, 2022 20:49 PM EDT

GILFORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire ski resort that offers ziplines, a mountain coaster and other summer attractions was closed Thursday, a day after its management team resigned amid growing tensions with the five-member commission that oversees the resort. The Gunstock...

Nuclear plant owner says false alarm happened during testing

Jul. 15, 2022 14:27 PM EDT

SEABROOK, N.H. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire is requesting a full review of what caused an emergency alarm to be falsely activated at the Seabrook Nuclear Power Station earlier this week after what she called “a breakdown in communications” transpired between the plant,...

New Hampshire man held in death of grandmother's husband

Jul. 14, 2022 18:27 PM EDT

WINCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A 26-year-old New Hampshire man was ordered held without bail on Thursday after being charged with second degree murder and other offenses in the shooting death of the 72-year-old husband of his grandmother, the New Hampshire attorney general’s office said. ...

Police investigate death of 15-day-old infant

Jul. 12, 2022 15:24 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The death of a 15-day-old infant is being investigated as suspicious, the New Hampshire attorney general's office said Tuesday. The Division for Children, Youth, and Families notified the Hudson Police Department on June 22 about concerns regarding the baby...

Health commissioner Lori Shibinette to step down in December

Jul. 12, 2022 12:27 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's commissioner of the Department of Health and Human Services, who helped lead the state through the COVID-19 pandemic shortly after she started in 2020, said Wednesday that she is stepping down in December. Lori Shibinette tendered her...

First monkeypox case reported in New Hampshire

Jul. 02, 2022 16:01 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Health officials in New Hampshire say they have identified the state’s first probable case of monkeypox. The state Department of Health announced Wednesday that the patient is a resident of Rockingham County. Further information was withheld to protect their...

New Hampshire GOP Senate hopefuls pressed on abortion

Jun. 28, 2022 11:09 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Five of New Hampshire’s Republican U.S. Senate hopefuls are suggesting they don’t support enacting federal legislation restricting abortion, though most of them initially sidestepped the question during their first debate. Donald Bolduc, Bruce Fenton,...