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Death penalty sought in Texas killing of New Hampshire pair

Jun. 16, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for a man charged with capital murder in the killing of a New Hampshire couple whose bodies were found in a shallow grave on a South Texas beach. Adam C. Williams, 35, is one of two people accused in...

Judge rules in favor of hotel group in insurance dispute

Jun. 16, 2021 17:01 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A judge has ruled in favor of a group of hotels whose owners sued their insurance carriers over lost business during the coronavirus pandemic. Businessman Mark Stebbins of Schleicher & Stebbins Hotels, LLC, one of the plaintiffs, said the...

More flights between New Hampshire, Florida coming in fall

Jun. 16, 2021 15:52 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Air travelers in New Hampshire will have several new ways to get to Florida starting this fall. Spirit Airlines said Wednesday it will start serving Manchester-Boston Regional Airport on Oct. 7. The airline plans to offer nonstop flights to Fort...

Online help, e-ticket systems among post-crash improvements

Jun. 16, 2021 12:21 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Division of Motor Vehicles is continuing to make improvements to electronic ticketing and accident reports nearly two years after seven motorcyclists died in a crash involving a truck driver whose license should have been suspended, authorities said. ...

Man died of multiple gunshot wounds in exchange with police

Jun. 15, 2021 17:01 PM EDT

PITTSFIELD, N.H. (AP) — A man died of multiple gunshot wounds in an exchange of gunfire with police following a 10-hour standoff in Pittsfield, a state medical examiner said Tuesday, calling the death a homicide. Local police and a regional SWAT team responded to a...

Unemployment rate for May dips to below pre-pandemic rate

Jun. 15, 2021 12:57 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire’s unemployment rate for May was 2.5%, a decrease of three-tenths of a percentage point from April and a big change from a year ago, when it was 13.4% during the coronavirus pandemic. Gov. Chris Sununu noted Tuesday that the state's...

Report: Trouble connecting rail cars before worker death

Jun. 15, 2021 10:46 AM EDT

NEWINGTON, N.H. (AP) — Five attempts were made to connect two rail cars during a switching operation before a Pan Am Railways conductor was pinned between them and died, according to a preliminary report issued Tuesday by the National Transportation Safety Board. ...

House negotiators agree to abortion ban, school vouchers

Jun. 14, 2021 17:08 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — House negotiators on Monday agreed with the Senate’s proposal to include a ban on late-term abortions and a school voucher program in the state budget. On Friday, the team of negotiators from both chambers quickly agreed to move forward with the...

Attorney general: Man dies in shooting that involved officer

Jun. 14, 2021 16:12 PM EDT

PITTSFIELD, N.H. (AP) — A man has died in a shooting in Pittsfield that involved a police officer, the New Hampshire attorney general's office said Monday. The man's name is being withheld pending notification of family. No officers or other people were hurt, the...

Hassan: Mask requirement lifted for commercial fishermen

Jun. 14, 2021 16:07 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Coast Guard have updated guidance for commercial fishermen saying those who are fully vaccinated do not need to wear a mask while outside on a commercial fishing vessel, U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan said. ...