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Sununu vetoes bill prohibiting school mask mandates

May. 21, 2022 10:51 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Gov. Chris Sununu has vetoed a bill that would have prohibited New Hampshire schools from implementing face mask mandates. The bill vetoed Friday would have prohibited school boards or other public education agencies from adopting policies requiring students or...

Forest fire in northern New Hampshire is nearly contained

May. 20, 2022 16:18 PM EDT

CONWAY, N.H. (AP) — A forest fire in northern New Hampshire that's burned 106 acres is nearly contained, officials said Friday. The Bemis Fire in Crawford Notch State Park, the White Mountain National Forest, and on private land began on May 13. It is in steep, rugged terrain....

Human remains in river identified as woman missing since '78

May. 20, 2022 13:03 PM EDT

LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) — Human remains that were found in a car in the Connecticut River last year are those of a New Hampshire woman who disappeared in 1978 in a motor vehicle accident, authorities said Friday. “The remains are those of Alberta Leeman, who was last seen in July,...

Not guilty pleas entered for mother of NH boy found dead

May. 20, 2022 11:10 AM EDT

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — A lawyer has entered not guilty pleas to murder charges on behalf of the mother of a 5-year-old New Hampshire boy who was found dead in Massachusetts last fall. Danielle Dauphinais, 35, was indicted last month on one count of first-degree murder alleging she...

Juror dismissed from trial of man in beheading case

May. 19, 2022 15:09 PM EDT

KEENE, N.H. (AP) — A male juror was dismissed Thursday from the trial of a New Hampshire man who is accused of killing his wife's co-worker when he found out they were texting and forcing her to decapitate him, court officials said. WMUR-TV reported the dismissal. A reason wasn't...

Orphaned bear cubs settle into new home at wildlife facility

May. 19, 2022 13:02 PM EDT

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Two black bear cubs are settling into their new home at a New Hampshire wildlife rehabilitation facility, after their mother was killed last week by an off-duty police officer. The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection said Tuesday the...

Tourism officials: NH got a record 4.3M visitors last fall

May. 19, 2022 11:36 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire tourism officials say a record 4.3 million visitors came to the state last fall — an increase of 38% from 2019, the last record year. Visitors also spent nearly $2 billion in the state, an increase of 65% from 2019. New...

Wife denies shooting co-worker in beheading case

May. 18, 2022 16:02 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The wife of a New Hampshire man accused of killing her co-worker after he discovered they were texting — and then forcing her to behead him — denied shooting him Wednesday, and testified that both were brutally assaulted by her husband in the hours leading up to the death...

168-year-old Peterboro Basket Co. closing, cites forest pest

May. 18, 2022 09:00 AM EDT

PETERBOROUGH, N.H. (AP) — A 168-year-old company in New Hampshire known for its handwoven, hardwood baskets is closing its factory and stopping production, partly because of an insect pest that has been destroying ash trees. The Peterboro Basket Company has been in business since...

Defense: 'Wrong person on trial' in death, beheading

May. 17, 2022 16:06 PM EDT

KEENE, N.H. (AP) — The lawyer for a New Hampshire man accused of killing his wife's co-worker after he discovered they were texting — and then forcing her to behead him — told jurors at the start of his trial Tuesday that his wife is the one to blame for the death. Armando...