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Artist uses 'historic' markers to raise climate awareness

Oct. 19, 2019 2:05 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — New England is awash in historic markers, but a handful of plaques popping up in a New Hampshire town are different. Rather than commemorating important people or places in history, many of these dinner plate-size signs detail events like rising sea levels and an explosion of ticks that...

Church rocked by wedding shooting to reopen for services

Oct. 19, 2019 11:22 AM EDT

PELHAM, N.H. (AP) — Leaders of a New Hampshire church that was site of a shooting during a wedding say services will start up again this weekend. Police have charged a man in connection with the Oct. 12 shooting, which injured 75-year-old bishop Stanley Choate and 60-year-old bride Claire McMullen at New...

Democratic voters concentrate on candidates, not impeachment

Oct. 19, 2019 10:53 AM EDT

AMES, Iowa (AP) — In the liberal strongholds of Des Moines' west side and the Iowa State University campus in Ames, not once was South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg asked by voters recently about the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. It's not that the investigation into the president's request for...

Goffstown plans for pumpkin weighing, carving, paddling

Oct. 19, 2019 8:36 AM EDT

GOFFSTOWN, N.H. (AP) — Giant pumpkins will be weighed, carved, dropped and paddled down a river during a two-day festival in Goffstown. The Giant Pumpkin Weigh Off happens Saturday, while the carving, drop and Giant Pumpkin Regatta are set for Sunday. This year's theme for the pumpkin boats is "A Goffstown...

Lawsuit seeks to scrap tough PFAS drinking water standards

Oct. 18, 2019 5:25 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Lawyers for 3M, a farmer and several others urged a judge Friday to scrap drinking water standards in the state that go far beyond federal limits for toxic chemicals once used in firefighting foam and nonstick cookware. The group sued the state's Department of Environmental Resources...

Power restored to many following New Hampshire storm

Oct. 18, 2019 4:56 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Power has been restored to many of the over 50,000 customers in New Hampshire affected by a storm that took down trees and power lines. The outage count was down to over 2,000 by 5 p.m. Friday. The storm Thursday brought minor flooding and strong wind gusts up to 55 miles an hour. No...

5 arrested in fight with police at store parking lot

Oct. 18, 2019 1:12 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Police in New Hampshire have arrested five people who got into a fight with officers in Manchester. Police responded to a fight in a convenience store parking lot on Thursday. They said a 21-year-old woman was charged with riot, simple assault and resisting arrest for allegedly...

With Warren's rise, Biden faces Dems' anxiety about 2020 bid

Oct. 18, 2019 12:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden is confronting growing anxiety among would-be allies in the Democratic establishment about his ability to win the presidential nomination following underwhelming debate performances, lagging fundraising and withering attacks from rivals in his own party and from President Donald...

Lawmakers revisit protective orders for vulnerable adults

Oct. 18, 2019 10:51 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire lawmakers are revisiting legislation aimed at protecting vulnerable adults from abuse, exploitation and neglect. The Legislature made financial exploitation of vulnerable adults a crime in 2014 and followed up with legislation this year creating a new type of protective...

Sheriff says police were wrong to take him into custody

Oct. 18, 2019 10:06 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire county sheriff accused of drunken driving says police erred by taking him into custody without a warrant. The Concord Monitor reports Merrimack County Sheriff Scott Hilliard is arguing that all evidence obtained after his arrest in August should be inadmissible at...