Latest New Hampshire News

Bill would refund money to businesses fined during pandemic

Jan. 27, 2021 5:38 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire businesses that have been fined for violating emergency orders during the coronavirus pandemic would get their money back under a GOP-sponsored bill before a House committee on Wednesday. Rep. Andrew Prout, R-Hudson, told the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee...

Students push state spider status for daring arachnid

Jan. 27, 2021 4:32 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Third graders urging lawmakers to adopt yet another state symbol presented a compelling case Wednesday for a creature that embodies everything from New Hampshire’s “Live Free or Die” motto to its famed fall foliage: The daring jumping spider. The House Environment...

Judge refuses to set aside guilty plea in murder case

Jan. 27, 2021 2:40 PM EST

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A judge has rejected a request to set aside a guilty plea from a New Hampshire man who is serving a 30-year prison sentence for killing a friend. Arthur Collins, of Manchester, was arrested in May 2012 — almost 11 years after the body of 50-year-old George Jodoin was...

Former chief justice proposes raising age limit for judges

Jan. 27, 2021 11:40 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's most recently retired Supreme Court chief justice, now a member of the state Legislature, has proposed changing the constitution to allow judges to stay on the bench beyond age 70. Bob Lynn had to retire when he turned 70 last year. New Hampshire Public Radio reports...

More than $400K recovered from nonprofit meant to help vets

Jan. 27, 2021 10:20 AM EST

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire attorney general's office says it has recovered more than $400,000 from a nonprofit that misappropriated funds meant to help military veterans. Danielle Goodwin, co-founder and former director of Project VetCare, pleaded guilty in 2018 to diverting money from the...

12 outbreaks end, no new ones at long-term care facilities

Jan. 26, 2021 5:25 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Twelve coronavirus outbreaks at long-term care facilities in New Hampshire have ended, and there currently are no new outbreaks to report, state Health Commissioner Lori Shibinette said Tuesday. That's “definitely a positive trend that we've been looking for over the last...

Bill would support partnerships to train people for jobs

Jan. 26, 2021 12:36 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire has introduced her first bill in the new congressional session, an act that would provide grants to support partnerships between community or technical colleges and workforce development groups to train people for jobs. The Gateway to Careers...

New Hampshire bans vaccines for out-of-state homeowners

Jan. 25, 2021 5:38 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Nonresidents are no longer eligible to get coronavirus vaccinations in New Hampshire, state officials said Monday. Earlier rules would have allowed anyone who owned property in New Hampshire, including second homeowners and out-of-state landlords, to get vaccinated in the state,...

1 person found dead following mobile home fire in Epsom

Jan. 25, 2021 3:29 PM EST

EPSOM, N.H. (AP) — A woman was found dead following a mobile home fire in Epsom, New Hampshire firefighters said. The Epsom Fire Department was called to the fire at about 7:50 p.m. Sunday. When they arrived, the home was engulfed by the fire. They later found Rhonda Gardner, 67, dead in the home. An...

New E-ZPass cash reload card in New Hampshire

Jan. 25, 2021 1:13 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — E-ZPass customers can now replenish their accounts with a new cash reload card, the New Hampshire Department of Transportation said Monday. The New Hampshire E-ZPass Reload Card can be bought and reloaded at participating convenience stores throughout the state. It soon will be...