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Man with felony record pleads guilty to possessing gun

Jun. 3, 2020 1:30 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A man once convicted of a felony in Florida has pleaded guilty to unlawfully possessing a firearm, the U.S. attorney's office in New Hampshire said. Remy Martin Lopez, 35, of Rochester, pleaded guilty in federal court in Concord. Court documents said Lopez was found with the gun in...

Man pleads not guilty by reason of insanity in mom's death

May. 29, 2020 1:04 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A man has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to charges that he fatally stabbed his mother in 2018. Frances Nash, 51, of Chichester, was found dead in a swamp. Her son, Phillip Nash, was arrested in Virginia. Phillip Nash had been scheduled to go on trial on a charge of...

FILE - In this April 15, 2019, file photo, the elite men break from the start of the 123rd Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass. The 2020 Boston Marathon, which was rescheduled to run on Sept. 14th, was canceled Thursday May 28, 2020 for the first time in its 124-year history due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak. (AP Photo/Stew Milne, File)

Boston Marathon canceled for 1st time in 124-year history

May. 28, 2020 8:20 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Organizers canceled the Boston Marathon on Thursday for the first time in its history, bowing to the social distancing requirements of the coronavirus outbreak and ending a 124-year run that had persisted through two World Wars, a volcanic eruption and even another pandemic. The race, which...

Waitress Jennifer Heath, of Martha's Exchange, wears a protective mask due to COVID-19 concerns, as she sanitises a table after the guests ate their lunch in Nashua, N.H.., Wednesday, May 27, 2020. Restaurants along Main Street were allowed to reopen and occupy travel lane for table service in front of their restaurant after being closed in March in the virus outbreak shutdown. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Task force approves rules for sports, gambling, driver's ed

May. 27, 2020 6:52 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The task force on reopening New Hampshire’s economy approved recommendations Wednesday related to bingo, basketball and allowing driving instructors back behind the wheel. The proposed rules for charitable gaming includes limiting the number of seats at tables set up for poker,...

Two women, wearing protective masks due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak, walk on a sidewalk adjacent to an empty Hampton Beach in Hampton, N.H., Thursday, May 21, 2020. Beaches in New Hampshire have been closed since March by state order due to the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

New Hampshire beaches to open June 1 with restrictions

May. 22, 2020 5:05 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire beaches will open for active recreation June 1, youth sports teams can start practicing and hair salons can expand services as the coronavirus pandemic eases. Developments Friday in New Hampshire: ___ ON THE COAST: New Hampshire’s short stretch of coastline will...

A masked and gloved waitress takes a lunch order outside at the Nuevo Vallarta Mexican Restaurant in Manchester, N.H., Monday, May 18, 2020. The restaurant, which closed their inside dining area in March due to business restrictions created by the COVID-19 virus outbreak, reopened Monday as New Hampshire restaurants were allowed to serve their customers with outdoor table service. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

New Hampshire restaurants resume outdoor seated dining

May. 18, 2020 4:40 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire restaurants were allowed to begin serving customers for outdoor dining on Monday, and Jim Tanner and Steve Duprey may have been the first to take advantage of it. They were sitting outside The Works Café in Concord with their coffee by 6:02 a.m., two minutes after it...

A help wanted sign is posted outside Cyr Lumber in Windham, N.H., Thursday, May 7, 2020. Roughly 33.5 million people have now filed for jobless aid in the seven weeks since the coronavirus began forcing millions of companies to close their doors and slash their workforces. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

New jobless claims drop; task force hears from arts sector

May. 7, 2020 6:37 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The task force on reopening the economy heard from the performing arts sector, and new unemployment claims dropped again last week. Here are the latest coronavirus-related developments in New Hampshire: ECONOMIC TASK FORCE The head of one of New Hampshire’s largest theaters...

FILE - In this June 18, 2007, file photo, Ed and Elaine Brown talk to reporters during a news conference at their home in Plainfield, N.H. Elaine Brown, who took part in armed standoff to protest tax evasion conviction, can be released after serving over 12 years in prison, a federal judge ruled Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. Brown, 78, was resentenced in federal court in New Hampshire after a U.S. Supreme Court decision last year affected her case. One charge, which carried a mandatory minimum 30-year sentence, was vacated. She is scheduled to be released Feb. 28.   (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)

Virus release denied for tax evader in armed standoff

May. 6, 2020 12:42 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A man awaiting resentencing for an armed standoff with U.S. marshals in 2007 has lost a bid to be released from prison for now, after claiming double jeopardy and citing coronavirus concerns. A federal judge rejected Edward Brown's request without comment Tuesday. Brown, 77, was...

Mike Coombs, technician at Shippee Auto, in Hinsdale, N.H., disinfects each vehicle before and after doing repairs on them to help prevent the spread of coronavirus, Wednesday, April 22, 2020. (Kristopher Radder/The Brattleboro Reformer via AP)

Outbreaks at 2 more care centers, business tax concerns

Apr. 23, 2020 5:25 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Two more long-term care facilities have experienced coronavirus outbreaks, New Hampshire officials said Thursday. Derry Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center had eight residents and five staff members who tested positive. The Pleasant Valley Nursing Center, also in Derry, had four...

AG: Trooper's use force in shooting was legally justified

Apr. 23, 2020 11:56 AM EDT

A New Hampshire state trooper who shot and wounded a man in a park was justified in his use of deadly force, the attorney general's office said Thursday. Trooper Michael Petrillo and others responded to White Park in Concord. A burglar alarm at the skate house had gone off and a man was seen in a nearby...