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Infections rise among young, Catholic schools to reopen

Jul. 9, 2020 6:11 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Catholic schools will reopen to in-class instruction this fall, while health officials keep an eye on rising infections in young people. Coronavirus developments in New Hampshire: YOUNGER CASES Public health officials are closely monitoring an increase in the number of children and...

Despite rainfall, drought conditions expected to persist

Jul. 9, 2020 4:18 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Despite receiving some rain with more expected soon, New Hampshire will not be able to overcome a precipitation deficit this year just yet, the state climatologist told a drought management panel meeting Thursday. Southern New Hampshire is experiencing moderate drought conditions....

Man accused of driving plow truck into ex-wife's home, cars

Jul. 9, 2020 8:20 AM EDT

LANCASTER, N.H (AP) — A man is accused of driving a plow truck into his ex-wife's mobile home and two cars following a fight over yard work, prosecutors in New Hampshire said. Coos County prosecutors said George Bell, 71, and his ex-wife have been divorced for 15 years, but were living together, WMUR-TV...

New Hampshire drought management team to convene

Jul. 8, 2020 5:58 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's Drought Management Team is going to convene for the first time this year, now that much of the state is experiencing moderate drought conditions. The management team last met in 2018 and 2016. It's scheduled to meet Thursday at 2:30 p.m. Last month, the state Department...

Democratic House speaker weighs in on Trump rally masks

Jul. 8, 2020 5:35 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The speaker of the New Hampshire House weighed in on whether masks should be required at President Donald Trump’s upcoming rally, and a coalition of disability organizations sued the state over its absentee ballot system for the fall elections. Coronavirus developments Wednesday...

FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2020, file photo, New Hampshire Secretary of State William Gardner speaks prior to the presidential primary at the Statehouse in Concord, N.H. A disabilities rights organization filed a federal lawsuit against Gardner on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, claiming the state's absentee ballot system will force blind voters and those with other disabilities to sacrifice privacy, safety or potentially both during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Holly Ramer, File)

Blind voters sue over New Hampshire absentee ballot system

Jul. 8, 2020 5:28 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's absentee ballot system will force blind voters and those with other disabilities to sacrifice their privacy, safety or potentially both during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a lawsuit filed against the state. Disabilities Rights Center-New Hampshire sued...

Faculty votes to remove Franklin Pierce name from law school

Jul. 8, 2020 11:39 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The faculty at a New Hampshire law school bearing the name of the state's only president, Franklin Pierce, have voted to support removing him from its title, weeks after students raised concerns about Pierce's ties to slavery. Pierce, the country’s 14th president, served from...

Shaheen details family's loans, Sununu won't mandate masks

Jul. 7, 2020 5:38 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Companies connected to U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen's family received just under $3 million through the government’s small business lending program aimed at saving jobs during the coronavirus pandemic, according to the senator’s campaign. The Treasury Department’s...

Police recover body of canoeist after apparent drowning

Jul. 7, 2020 4:07 PM EDT

WARREN, N.H. (AP) — The body of a man whose canoe overturned on Baker Reservoir in Warren was recovered on Monday, police said. Just before 6:30 p.m. Monday, police received a call reporting that a man and his dog overturned in a canoe. A witness reported seeing the dog swim to shore, but the man went...

Truck driver carrying load of lumber dies in crash

Jul. 7, 2020 9:01 AM EDT

WENTWORTH, N.H. (AP) — A driver carrying a load of lumber on a flatbed truck trailer died after attempting to make a sharp turn and the vehicle rolled over onto its side, the New Hampshire State Police said. John Hope Jr. 65, of Keene, had just left a lumber yard in Wentworth early Monday, police said....