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New Hampshire 'Free Fishing Day' is June 6

May. 30, 2020 8:37 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Residents and non-residents of New Hampshire can take part in an upcoming Free Fishing Day. Participants will be able to fish in freshwater or saltwater without a license on Saturday, June 6. New Hampshire's Fish and Game Department reminds anglers fishing with friends to maintain...

John Price and Bijan Black have lunch with their son Parker Price, 2, all of Seat Pleasant, Md., at the Wharf area in Washington, Friday, May 29, 2020. This was their first time venturing out since the coronavirus pandemic started. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Trump takes aim at WHO as US economic outlook worsens

May. 29, 2020 8:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With new U.S. economic numbers highlighting the rough road ahead for a hoped-for rebound, President Donald Trump on Friday took aim at the World Health Organization and China, blaming both for their roles in the pandemic's devastation. Trump announced that the United States will end its...

Hotels, churches set to reopen, stay-at-home order extended

May. 29, 2020 5:09 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Gov. Chris Sununu extended New Hampshire’s stay-at-home order for an additional two weeks, while announcing the limited reopening of hotels, summer camps and houses of worship. The stay-at-home order had been due to expire on Sunday but instead was extended until June 15. ...

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...

Court finds for media, overrules old right-to-know decision

May. 29, 2020 12:02 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Supreme Court on Friday found in favor of two news media organizations requesting police-related records, and in doing so, overruled its decision in a 1993 right-to-know law case that broadly allowed government agencies to withhold information. Government agencies...

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...

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Most hospital overflow sites closing; 101 new cases reported

May. 28, 2020 7:33 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire plans to start breaking down most of its “flex facilities” to handle hospital overflow for coronavirus cases starting next week, saying that hospitals have created surge spaces of their own, if needed. The state had set up 14 facilities around New Hampshire...

FILE -  In this Feb. 19, 2013 file photo New Hampshire Democratic state Sen. Martha Fuller Clark speaks to a senate committee during a hearing, in Concord, N.H. The longtime legislator announced Thursday, May 28, 2020 that she is retiring from office and won't seek re-election this year, saying it's time for

Longtime legislator Martha Fuller Clark to retire

May. 28, 2020 11:19 AM EDT

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — Longtime New Hampshire legislator Martha Fuller Clark announced Thursday that she is retiring from office and won't seek re-election this year, saying it's time for “a new generation of political leaders" to fill her seat. Fuller Clark, a state senator, was first elected to...

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,...

Christmas Eve death of boy, 5, determined to be a homicide

May. 27, 2020 2:19 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The death of a 5-year-old boy on Christmas Eve was caused by blunt force trauma to the head and neck, and the manner of death is homicide, the New Hampshire attorney general's office said Wednesday. Dennis Vaughan, Jr., of Laconia, died at a hospital. Police arrived at his home to...