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Search for missing New Hampshire boy shifts to Massachusetts

Oct. 22, 2021 18:50 PM EDT

ABINGTON, Mass. (AP) — The search for a young boy missing for a month in New Hampshire shifted to Massachusetts on Friday. New Hampshire Attorney General John Formella said in a statement that investigators are searching an area in the town of Abington, about 20 miles...

Committee approves $4.7M in funds for vaccine efforts

Oct. 22, 2021 15:12 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A legislative committee on Friday approved a proposal from the state Department of Health and Human Services to use $4.7 million in federal American Rescue Plan funds to boost the state’s COVID-19 vaccination efforts. The last-minute proposal...

Missing boy's mother, man, plead not guilty to charges

Oct. 20, 2021 14:13 PM EDT

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — The mother of a missing 5-year-old New Hampshire boy and a man who was arrested with her in New York pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to witness tampering and child endangerment charges as authorities continue to search for the child. Meanwhile,...

$1.1M approved for new Rochester District Court building

Oct. 19, 2021 13:46 PM EDT

ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire legislature has approved a $1.1 million project for a new Rochester District Court building because the original is too small to handle its increased volume of cases and its size could be a safety hazard. The building was built...

Man, mother of long-missing NH boy, 5, are arrested in NY

Oct. 18, 2021 12:24 PM EDT

The mother of a 5-year-old New Hampshire boy who hasn’t been seen in six months and a man who was with her were arrested in New York on witness tampering and child endangerment charges, but the search for the child continues, authorities said Monday. Warrants had been...

In New Hampshire, vaccine fights and misinformation roil GOP

Oct. 16, 2021 10:59 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Republican Rep. Ken Weyler was known around the New Hampshire Statehouse for dismissing the benefits of COVID-19 vaccines and opposing tens of millions of dollars in federal funds to promote vaccinations. But when the 79-year-old Weyler, a retired...

Advocates praise move to buy psychiatric hospital for kids

Oct. 15, 2021 12:43 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Mental health advocates are praising the state’s decision to expand services for children by purchasing a private 111-bed psychiatric hospital. An association that represents the state’s 10 nonprofit community mental health centers called the...

New Hampshire to buy private pediatric psychiatric hospital

Oct. 14, 2021 18:54 PM EDT

HAMPSTEAD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire will use federal recovery funds to buy the private Hampstead Hospital in the latest effort to address a shortage of psychiatric hospital beds in the state, officials said Thursday. Gov. Chris Sununu announced that he expects the deal...

New Hampshire rejects $27 million for vaccination outreach

Oct. 13, 2021 16:21 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire’s Executive Council on Wednesday rejected $27 million in federal funds for vaccination outreach, thrilling outspoken activists who previously derailed a public meeting and delayed the vote. Nine were arrested Wednesday after audience members repeatedly...

Man arrested in Florida in 2020 killing of Manchester man

Oct. 12, 2021 13:42 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — An arrest has been made in the killing of a Manchester man last year, authorities said Tuesday. The Manchester Police Department and other law enforcement agencies started investigating the disappearance of Zakhi Charabaty, 42, in March of last...