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Teenager dies in crash on Everett Turnpike in Merrimack

Apr. 10, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

MERRIMACK, N.H. (AP) — A teenager died in a car crash on Saturday morning in New Hampshire, state police said. The 17-year-old victim was heading south on the Everett Turnpike in Merrimack just after 8 a.m. when the driver lost control and the 2006 Toyota Corolla...

New Hampshire governor gets vaccine, gives thumbs-up

Apr. 10, 2021 15:44 PM EDT

New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu received his COVID-19 vaccine Saturday at the state's mass vaccination site at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon. The Republican, driving an orange convertible, got the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine in his left arm. ...

New Hampshire man dies in crash on Rhode Island highway

Apr. 10, 2021 14:57 PM EDT

WEST GREENWICH, R.I. (AP) — A New Hampshire man died in a car crash early Saturday morning in Rhode Island, state police said. The single-vehicle crash occurred on Interstate 95 south in West Greenwich at about 3:30 a.m., Rhode Island State Police said in a news...

Bill authorizing Windham election audit sent to governor

Apr. 10, 2021 14:04 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A bill authorizing an audit of how votes were counted in Windham last fall is headed to the desk of Gov. Chris Sununu, who has said he would sign it. After eight candidates competed for the town's four House seats in November, a recount showed four...

Bill banning landfills near state parks advances to Senate

Apr. 10, 2021 09:34 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The construction of new landfills near state parks would be prohibited under a bill passed by the New Hampshire House. The bill approved Friday would create a two-mile buffer zone around parks in which landfills couldn’t be located. It was driven...

Judge sets bail for some in sex abuse case at youth center

Apr. 09, 2021 17:19 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Five men charged in a sex abuse case at a New Hampshire youth detention center made court appearances Friday. A judge set bail at $50,000 for Jeffrey Buskey, 54, of Litchfield, New Hampshire. He has been charged with five counts of rape involving...

House bill requires kids under 2 in rear-facing car seats

Apr. 09, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire House on Friday passed a bill that would require children under age 2 to be restrained in a rear-facing car seat in a vehicle. The House Transportation Committee, which recommended approval of the bill, had said it would help...

ACLU lawsuit over checkpoints far from border to proceed

Apr. 09, 2021 15:32 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A federal judge is allowing a lawsuit challenging the use of checkpoints by the U.S. Border Patrol nearly 100 miles (160 kilometers) from the Canadian border to proceed. A judge rejected a motion by Customs and Border Protection to dismiss the...

Court rules for Democrats in debate over legislative session

Apr. 09, 2021 14:36 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A federal appeals court has vacated a judge's ruling that upheld the New Hampshire House Speaker's refusal to provide remote access to legislative sessions to lawmakers who are at a higher risk of serious complications from COVID-19. Seven...

House raises firefighter age on heart, lung disease benefits

Apr. 09, 2021 14:26 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire House on Friday approved a bill that would raise the age from 65 to 70 for workers' compensation for heart and lung disease in firefighters . Supporters of the bill said more firefighters are retiring later. ...