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FILE - This photo combo shows incumbent U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster, D-N.H., left, and Republican challenger Steve Negron, right, candidates in New Hampshire's 2nd Congressional District in Nov. 3, 2020, general election. (AP Photos, file)

Kuster, Negron offer contrasting views on virus response

Oct. 22, 2020 9:55 PM EDT

The coronavirus pandemic and how New Hampshire communities have responded dominated a debate Thursday night between Democratic Rep. Annie Kuster and her Republican challenger Steve Negron. Kuster credited the state's low case numbers relative to other states to the way most residents wore masks, social distanced...

How NH compares to other states in nursing home outbreaks

Oct. 22, 2020 5:26 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire is in line with the regional average in the percentage of New Hampshire nursing homes that have had at least one resident diagnosed with COVID-19, and it has fared better when it comes to resident deaths, the state health commissioner said Thursday. Eighty-one percent of...

Judge investigated for possible falsification of evidence

Oct. 22, 2020 5:16 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire authorities are investigating whether a judge falsified evidence or committed other crimes. The attorney general's office said Thursday it received information alleging that Circuit Court Judge Julie Introcaso “whited out” two court orders. The office has...

NH officer involved in fatal shooting identified

Oct. 22, 2020 8:35 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Authorities in New Hampshire have identified the police officer who shot and killed a man in Thornton. Thornton police officer Matthew Yao fatally shot Ethan Freeman, 37, on Monday, Attorney General Gordon MacDonald said. The circumstances of the shooting and still under investigation...

FILE - This photo combo shows incumbent U.S. Rep Chris Pappas, D-NH, left, and Republican challenger Matt Mowers, right, candidates in New Hampshire's 1st Congressional District in Nov. 3, 2020, general election. (AP Photos, File)

Pappas, Mowers trade barbs on virus response, police reform

Oct. 21, 2020 9:47 PM EDT

Democratic U.S. Rep. Chris Pappas and Republican challenger Matt Mowers attacked each other Wednesday night over everything from the coronavirus response to health care in a heated debate that was often a shouting match. The early part of the debate was dominated by the coronavirus response, and Mowers went on...

Remote students cleared to vote in NH college towns

Oct. 21, 2020 1:00 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — College students can vote in New Hampshire even if they are living elsewhere during the coronavirus pandemic, provided they have previously established residency in the state, the attorney general’s office said Wednesday. The New Hampshire Republican Party had argued that...

New Hampshire group says main streets need preservation

Oct. 21, 2020 12:06 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Preservation Alliance is adding the state's main streets to this year's list of “Seven to Save,” which highlights vulnerable historic resources. In announcing this year's list on Tuesday, the alliance said main streets are vital to the economic and...

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Shaheen, Messner debate Trump's handling of coronavirus

Oct. 20, 2020 9:07 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The Trump administration’s handling of the coronavirus again highlighted contrasts between U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and Republican challenger Corky Messner in their third and final debate Tuesday night. Messner, who was endorsed by President Donald Trump during his primary...

New Hampshire restaurant fined for violating virus orders

Oct. 20, 2020 6:52 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The attorney general’s office has fined a New Hampshire restaurant where at least 18 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in an outbreak. Fat Katz Food and Drink restaurant has been fined $2,000 for violating emergency orders related to the coronavirus after it moved a...

Man fatally shot by Thornton police officer

Oct. 20, 2020 4:05 PM EDT

THORNTON, N.H. (AP) — A man who was shot by a Thornton police officer died at the scene, the attorney general's office said Tuesday. Ethan Freeman, 37, died of his injuries on Monday, officials said. An autopsy performed Tuesday showed that Freeman died of two gunshot wounds to the chest, officials said. ...