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Man, mother of long-missing NH boy, 5, are arrested in NY

Oct. 18, 2021 12:24 PM EDT

The mother of a 5-year-old New Hampshire boy who hasn’t been seen in six months and a man who was with her were arrested in New York on witness tampering and child endangerment charges, but the search for the child continues, authorities said Monday. Warrants had been...

In New Hampshire, vaccine fights and misinformation roil GOP

Oct. 16, 2021 10:59 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Republican Rep. Ken Weyler was known around the New Hampshire Statehouse for dismissing the benefits of COVID-19 vaccines and opposing tens of millions of dollars in federal funds to promote vaccinations. But when the 79-year-old Weyler, a retired...

Advocates praise move to buy psychiatric hospital for kids

Oct. 15, 2021 12:43 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Mental health advocates are praising the state’s decision to expand services for children by purchasing a private 111-bed psychiatric hospital. An association that represents the state’s 10 nonprofit community mental health centers called the...

New Hampshire to buy private pediatric psychiatric hospital

Oct. 14, 2021 18:54 PM EDT

HAMPSTEAD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire will use federal recovery funds to buy the private Hampstead Hospital in the latest effort to address a shortage of psychiatric hospital beds in the state, officials said Thursday. Gov. Chris Sununu announced that he expects the deal...

New Hampshire rejects $27 million for vaccination outreach

Oct. 13, 2021 16:21 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire’s Executive Council on Wednesday rejected $27 million in federal funds for vaccination outreach, thrilling outspoken activists who previously derailed a public meeting and delayed the vote. Nine were arrested Wednesday after audience members repeatedly...

Man arrested in Florida in 2020 killing of Manchester man

Oct. 12, 2021 13:42 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — An arrest has been made in the killing of a Manchester man last year, authorities said Tuesday. The Manchester Police Department and other law enforcement agencies started investigating the disappearance of Zakhi Charabaty, 42, in March of last...

Applicants sought for electric vehicle charging equipment

Oct. 10, 2021 10:04 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services is seeking qualified applicants to install electric vehicle charging equipment that will be covered by a trust fund in a settlement reached with Volkswagen over emissions control software. ...

Sununu updates advisory group on juvenile justice system

Oct. 09, 2021 14:34 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu has signed an executive order that updates an advisory group on the juvenile justice system. The order, signed Thursday, establishes the Juvenile Justice Reform Commission, which replaces the State Advisory Group for...

HealthCost website to help compare health care costs

Oct. 09, 2021 09:20 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Department of Insurance has launched the state's new HealthCost website to help people compare prices across health care facilities. The site, launched Friday, also includes information on health insurance and an interactive too to...

Sununu: Veterans Affairs denying it requested 500M gloves

Oct. 08, 2021 16:02 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Gov. Chris Sununu asked the Department of Veterans Affairs on Friday to “follow through on their promise" to purchase millions of heavy duty rubber gloves procured by a New Hampshire company in response to a pandemic-related request for personal protective equipment. ...