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Pappas sponsoring bill to protect voting rights for young

Aug. 13, 2020 11:19 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Chris Pappas of New Hampshire is sponsoring a bill that would strengthen voting rights protections for young people. The Protect the Youth Vote Act defines actions that violate the 26th Amendment, which prohibits state and federal governments from using age as a reason for...

Lebanon passes face covering ordinance

Aug. 13, 2020 10:46 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The city of Lebanon, New Hampshire, is the latest community to pass an ordinance requiring people to wear face masks in businesses, government buildings and other public indoor spaces during the coronavirus pandemic. The Valley News reports the ordinance passed by the City Council on...

2 men rescued from Lake Winnipesaukee, 1 later dies

Aug. 13, 2020 7:55 AM EDT

GILFORD, N.H. (AP) — Two men who had fallen into Lake Winnipesaukee were rescued after they were found clinging to a dock, but one later died, the New Hampshire State Police Marine Patrol said. The patrol in Gilford was alerted to screams for help Wednesday. They responded to the Gilford Town Docks, where...

Man pleads guilty to distributing child pornography

Aug. 13, 2020 1:30 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man has pleaded guilty in federal court to distribution of child pornography. The U.S. Attorney's office said between December 2017 and January 2018, law enforcement officers conducted single-source downloads of child pornography from a certain internet protocol...

Bars get Bike Week reminder, school survey data released

Aug. 12, 2020 5:19 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Liquor Commission is reminding bar and restaurant owners of the importance of coronavirus-related guidelines, especially during the upcoming Laconia Motorcycle Week. “We want to inform all licensees of the guidelines as they relate to seating, capacity,...

FILE - In this June 18, 2007, file photo Ed Brown talks to reporters during a news conference in Plainfield, N.H. Brown is awaiting a Sept. 29, 2020, re-sentencing over a months-long armed standoff with U.S. marshals in 2007 to protest a tax evasion conviction. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)

Tax protester in 2007 standoff: 'I didn't do anything wrong'

Aug. 12, 2020 2:44 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A man awaiting resentencing over a monthslong armed standoff with U.S. marshals in 2007 to protest a tax evasion conviction says he has no use for guns, distrusts the court system, and sees himself as a pawn to set an example for others, according to a psychologist's interviews. ...

1st sports betting retail location opening in New Hampshire

Aug. 12, 2020 1:21 PM EDT

SEABROOK, N.H. (AP) — The first sports betting retail location is opening in New Hampshire, a little over a year after Gov. Chris Sununu signed a bill legalizing betting on professional and college sports in the state. DraftKings Sportsbook at The Brook was opening Wednesday in Seabrook. Sports fans will...

Judge partially dismisses Casella defamation case

Aug. 11, 2020 6:38 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire superior court judge has dismissed part of a defamation lawsuit filed against a Dalton man by Casella Waste. Merrimack Superior Court Judge John Kissinger ruled that the majority of statements made by Jon Swan do not amount to defamation, the Caledonian Record...

Man arrested in connection with teen's shooting death

Aug. 11, 2020 5:01 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man has been charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of a 17-year-old in Manchester, police said Tuesday. Jaden Connor was shot July 14 outside the home of 21-year-old Isaiah Rivera-Perez, who was arrested, police said. Rivera-Perez was arrested in...

NH requiring face masks at events with more than 100 people

Aug. 11, 2020 4:37 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu issued an executive order Tuesday requiring masks to be worn at scheduled gatherings of more than 100 people. Sununu, a Republican, has resisted calls to mandate the use of face coverings to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, and the new...