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Police: Teen drowns in pond after using rope swing

Jun. 21, 2021 08:49 AM EDT

BEDFORD, N.H. (AP) — A 15-year-old boy drowned in a pond after he used a rope swing to drop into the water, police in Bedford said. Police were dispatched to Sebbins Pond at about 7 p.m. Sunday for a report of the boy missing in the water, the department said in a news...

Judge: Discipline hearing should not be automatically closed

Jun. 20, 2021 16:11 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Disciplinary hearings for New Hampshire police officers accused of misconduct serious enough for decertification should not be automatically held behind closed doors, a judge ruled. The judge’s decision came as the Legislature voted to make...

Rail bike tours offering pedaling adventure in Lakes Region

Jun. 20, 2021 13:39 PM EDT

LACONIA, N.H. (AP) — The Hobo & Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad is offering a different way to see scenic New Hampshire: via four-person rail bikes. Groups of four can pedal the bikes along a rail line that dates back to the mid-1800s, with guided tours that start and...

Bill would ban discrimination against LGTBQ jurors

Jun. 20, 2021 10:14 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Discrimination would be prohibited against jurors in federal courts on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity under a bill reintroduced by U.S. Sens. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire and Susan Collins of Maine. “It’s a stain on our...

Senators ask Biden administration to help biomass industry

Jun. 20, 2021 08:34 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Maine and New Hampshire's U.S. senators are part of a group that's asking the Biden administration to increase opportunities for the biomass industry. The group, led by Sens. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire, a Democrat, and Susan Collins of Maine, a...

Bandit responsible for vehicle break-ins is a black bear

Jun. 19, 2021 15:53 PM EDT

THORNTON, N.H. (AP) — Surveillance video helped police get to the bottom of a series of vehicle break-ins in town of Thornton. Home security footage captured the bandit — a black bear — opening the door of a vehicle and then crawling inside. ...

Dartmouth offers cash for students to move off campus

Jun. 19, 2021 14:52 PM EDT

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth College is providing up to $1 million to encourage students to move off campus to ease an on-campus housing crunch this fall. Students can opt to have their names included in a one-time lottery for $5,000 to encourage as many as 200...

Laconia Motorcycle Week is about to draw to a close

Jun. 19, 2021 12:42 PM EDT

LACONIA, N.H. (AP) — The 98th annual Laconia Motorcycle Week is wrapping up this weekend, and many business owners are grateful for the economic boost. Event organizers and local officials said Motorcycle Week was the busiest in years — and far busier than the event...

New 'North Woods Law' season has animal encounters, searches

Jun. 19, 2021 08:29 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A multi-day pursuit to rescue a goose with a plastic six-pack ring around its neck and the investigation of an abandoned barrel possibly related to a 20-year-old cold case are among the adventures for New Hampshire Fish and Game conservation officers in a new season of...

Reminder: Masks still required in healthcare settings

Jun. 18, 2021 16:14 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Wearing a mask is still required in a healthcare setting and is still one of the most effective tools in preventing the spread of COVID-19, the president of the New Hampshire Hospital Association said Friday. Federal regulatory requirements from...