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Sheriff accused of drunken driving faces trial in new county

Nov. 13, 2019 2:59 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire county sheriff accused of drunken driving is scheduled to face a one-day trial. Merrimack County Sheriff Scott Hilliard is scheduled for trial on Dec. 19. Court proceedings initially were scheduled in Franklin. A judge granted both parties’ request for a change...

WWII vet, 100, halfway to goal of meeting each governor

Nov. 7, 2019 3:00 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A 100-year-old World War II veteran is halfway to his goal of meeting the governors of all 50 states. Sidney Walton, of San Diego, met with Gov. Chris Sununu of New Hampshire on Thursday. Walton also got a chance to meet with Vice President Mike Pence, who was in Concord to add...

5 New Hampshire cities approve sports betting locations

Nov. 6, 2019 11:58 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Five New Hampshire cities voted to allow sports betting locations, and two others have approved keno. The New Hampshire Lottery said the cities of Berlin, Claremont, Laconia, Manchester and Somersworth on Tuesday voted to permit the operation of physical sports book retail locations in...

New Hampshire children's center prepares for transition

Nov. 5, 2019 4:49 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Long before the Children's Place cemented its place, there was Mary Gile, an unexpected pregnancy and a burst of inspiration. It was 1976 and Gile, then 39, had settled into a life: two teenaged children and a steady job as child development consultant. She had dedicated her life to...

Principal resigns months after teacher misconduct charges

Nov. 5, 2019 12:14 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire high school principal has resigned months after he took a voluntary leave of absence during an investigation into his handling of sexual misconduct allegations against a teacher. The Concord School Board unanimously voted to accept Tom Sica's resignation from Concord...

Concord School District superintendent resigns

Nov. 3, 2019 1:13 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The superintendent of the Concord School District has resigned amid criticism of the district's handling of allegations of sexual misconduct by a former teacher. Terri Forsten was placed on administrative leave in September. The school board accepted her resignation at a special...

9 cities to vote on whether to allow sports betting

Nov. 2, 2019 4:45 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Residents in nine New Hampshire cities will vote on whether to permit in-person sports betting. A new state law allows anyone over 18 to participate in online sports betting. It also allows the state to set up a "sports book" retail location to facilitate sports betting. The following...

2 arrested in Facebook post believed to be act of revenge

Nov. 1, 2019 11:31 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Police in New Hampshire have arrested two people in connection with a Facebook message about a possible threat to a high school, which they believe was posted by the relative of an unwitting account holder and appears to be an act of revenge. Police said they became aware of the...

Signed guitars, other instruments taken from media business

Oct. 31, 2019 1:05 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Police in Concord, New Hampshire, are investigating the theft of at least 11 instruments from the Binnie Media Group, including guitars signed by members of Aerosmith and Paul Stanley of Kiss. Police said the break-in happened overnight between Oct. 24 and Oct. 25. Also taken were a...

Police: Driver arrested after I-93 chase at over 100 mph

Oct. 31, 2019 7:42 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire state police say a driver led them on a 35-mile pursuit along Interstate 93 reaching over 100 miles an hour before he was arrested. A trooper noticed a car veer off the road and strike a guardrail in Windham in a northbound lane at about 12:30 a.m. Thursday. It kept...