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A family, wearing masks due to the virus outbreak, carry drinks as they walk through the empty streets of the village of Exeter, N.H., Thursday, April 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Jobless claims up; epidemiologist sees early hopeful signs

Apr. 9, 2020 5:09 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire’s top disease expert on Thursday offered glimmers of hope that the state’s coronavirus mitigation efforts are working, as unemployment claims continued to pile up due to the pandemic. More on developments in New Hampshire: COMMUNITY MITIGATION New...

Judge: New Hampshire voter registration law unconstitutional

Apr. 9, 2020 4:34 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A judge struck down a New Hampshire law that added more steps to the voter registration process as unconstitutional “for unreasonably burdening the right to vote." The New Hampshire Democratic Party and the League of Women Voters sued Secretary of State William Gardner over the...

Woman dies in 2-vehicle collision in New Hampshire

Apr. 9, 2020 12:50 PM EDT

A woman died at the scene of a two-car collision in New Hampshire, police said Thursday. Police said a 34-year-old woman in a car collided with a Jeep at about 7:15 a.m. in Manchester. A 61-year-old woman driving the Jeep was taken to a hospital and treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Neither vehicle had...

Late-season storm to bring snow to northern New England

Apr. 9, 2020 8:57 AM EDT

A late season storm is bringing the possibility of snow — some of it heavy — to parts of Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. A coastal storm will intensify Thursday afternoon, bringing rain along the coast and snow in western and northern Maine, said Derek Schroeter from the National Weather Service...

NH gets unusable testing machines, 10 die in long-term care

Apr. 8, 2020 6:26 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Health officials said Wednesday there have been outbreaks of COVID-19 at three long-term care facilities in New Hampshire, and state leaders expressed frustration about being sent new machines to test for the disease caused by the coronvirus without supplies to use them. Other...

Editorial Roundup: US

Apr. 8, 2020 4:28 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ April 8 The Mercury News on the Wisconsin Democratic presidential primary not being delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic: We must not only save our nation’s residents from the pandemic, we must also save our democracy from it. The...

Person escapes from house fire in Wolfeboro, no injuries

Apr. 8, 2020 8:57 AM EDT

WOLFEBORO, N.H. (AP) — One person was able to get out of a house that was on fire in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, authorities said Wednesday. WMUR-TV reports firefighters were called at about 2:30 a.m. Wednesday. They found heavy flames in the basement, and the flames spread to the first floor. No injuries...

Sununu creates office to oversee virus-related relief funds

Apr. 7, 2020 8:03 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Republican Gov. Chris Sununu is creating a new office to oversee New Hampshire’s share of the federal relief and stimulus funds related to the coronavirus pandemic. Developments from New Hampshire: ___ SPENDING THE MONEY Sununu said Tuesday the new Governor’s Office for...

FILE - In this June 24, 2019, file photo, Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, of West Springfield, Mass., stands during his arraignment in district court in Springfield, Mass. Zhukovskyy, is charged in the deaths of seven motorcyclists in a fiery June 21 collision on a rural highway in Randolph, N.H. A trial is scheduled for November 2020. A defense motion seeking a bail hearing, filed Friday, March 27, 2020 and made public Tuesday, March 31, said the state recently disclosed a report from an independent accident reconstruction firm, which shows the state police initial assessment

Lawyers list drugs in driver's system in motorcycle deaths

Apr. 7, 2020 1:47 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A truck driver charged in a crash that killed seven motorcyclists had fentanyl, morphine and a chemical found in cocaine in his system that day, and told authorities he often would take drugs before starting work, prosecutors said in a document made public Tuesday. The morning of the...

Man died of gunshot wound to neck in police shooting

Apr. 7, 2020 12:06 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — An autopsy shows that a man in a confrontation with police died from a gunshot wound to the neck and that the manner of death is a homicide, the New Hampshire attorney general's office said Tuesday. Carl Manning, 62, of Manchester, died in the officer-involved shooting on Sunday,...