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Jury gets case of white supremacist accused of rape threat

Sep. 25, 2020 4:54 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H (AP) — A federal jury began deliberating Friday in the case of a self-proclaimed white nationalist accused of threatening to rape the wife of a man who was part of a racist group he felt was harassing him. Christopher Cantwell, a New Hampshire resident and radio host who became known after...

Sununu enacts emergency ban on some fires during drought

Sep. 25, 2020 3:50 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Outdoor burning and smoking is prohibited near New Hampshire woodlands because of the high danger of wildfires during drought conditions. Gov. Chris Sununu issued a proclamation Friday after getting approval from the Executive Council. The emergency ban will remain in place until...

Police: Man killed wife's lover, ordered her to behead him

Sep. 25, 2020 3:42 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man who discovered his wife was having an affair kidnapped and killed the other man and forced his wife to decapitate him, according to police who charged the husband with capital murder and the wife with falsifying evidence. In what one prosecutor called an...

EPA approves dredging site off coast of Maine, New Hampshire

Sep. 25, 2020 2:09 PM EDT

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has designated an area about 12 miles off the coast of Portsmouth as a long-term disposal site for dredging material from Maine, New Hampshire and northern Massachusetts, the agency announced Friday. The Isles of Shoals North Disposal Site...

NH town to move 3 dozen graves from eroding cemetery

Sep. 25, 2020 10:06 AM EDT

ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) — Residents of a New Hampshire town voted to move the remains of around three dozen people from a cemetery that is eroding into a river. In a secret ballot last week, residents of Stark voted 34 to 1 to discontinue Blake Cemetery as a town cemetery and move the remains of the...

Sununu calls Trump take on transfer of power 'inappropriate'

Sep. 24, 2020 5:20 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Republican Gov. Chris Sununu said Thursday that President Donald Trump made “a very inappropriate comment” when he declined to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses the Nov. 3 election. “Obviously there’s a winner of an election and a loser of...

Indoor dining restrictions to be eased in New Hampshire

Sep. 24, 2020 5:19 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire restaurants will be allowed to move tables closer together starting Oct. 1 if they install barriers between them, Gov. Chris Sununu said Thursday. Currently, tables must be placed at least 6 feet apart to reduce the risk of the coronavirus. With the weather getting...

Gov. Sununu to enact emergency drought rules

Sep. 24, 2020 4:19 PM EDT

PEMBROKE, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu says he anticipates announcing a statewide severe drought law. Gov. Sununu asked the Executive Council Wednesday to prepare to vote by phone on a unique emergency law to prohibit outdoor fires near public woodlands to prevent forest fires, the...

NH teen indicted on murder charge stemming from dad's death

Sep. 24, 2020 4:13 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire teenager has been indicted by a grand jury on a murder charge stemming from the death of his father last year. Eighteen-year-old Joseph Beam was indicted in connection with the death of Jason Beam, 41, in Antrim, Attorney General Gordon MacDonald said Thursday. Joseph...

New Hampshire Supreme Court hears school funding case

Sep. 24, 2020 12:50 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's decadeslong debate over school funding again landed in front of the state Supreme Court on Thursday, when justices began reviewing a trial court ruling that left both sides unsatisfied. In several landmark rulings in the 1990s, the court ruled that the state is required...