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School probes use of markers to ID unvaccinated students

Jun. 17, 2021 16:08 PM EDT

EXETER, N.H. (AP) — Exeter School District has opened an investigation into the reported use of markers to identify unvaccinated students at the high school's prom, just one of multiple issues related to schooling that has sparked condemnation and anger. School...

Officials cancel fireworks after piping plover sighting

Jun. 11, 2021 16:13 PM EDT

HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) — The sighting of endangered Piping plovers nesting at Hampton Beach has prompted officials to cancel the first two fireworks shows of the summer season. Hampton Beach Village District Commissioner Chuck Rage said there are two pairs of plovers...

Lucky number: Biden is 13th US president to meet the queen

Jun. 11, 2021 15:59 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Imagine trying to make an impression on someone who’s met, well, almost everyone. Such is the challenge for President Joe Biden, who is set to sip tea with Queen Elizabeth II on Sunday at Windsor Castle after a Group of Seven leaders' summit in...

Manchester school district says masks optional in classrooms

Jun. 08, 2021 12:08 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The public school district in New Hampshire's largest city is requiring masks for students and staff only for moving around in a building. Masks are now optional inside Manchester classrooms, effective immediately, WMUR-TV reported Tuesday. ...

Ex-police commissioner reaches plea deal in shooting case

Jun. 07, 2021 15:12 PM EDT

A former Portsmouth police commissioner reached a plea deal in connection to charges that she encouraged her partner to shoot at a teenager who mistakenly entered the couple’s home looking for a party in 2018. Brenna Cavanaugh will not serve jail time according to an...

Court to rehear challenge to in-person legislative sessions

Jun. 02, 2021 14:46 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A federal appeals court says it will rehear the case involving a challenge to holding in-person legislative sessions without a remote option in New Hampshire during the coronavirus pandemic, and it's invited U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland to weigh in. ...

Names of Ohio residents killed in small plane crash released

May. 30, 2021 11:24 AM EDT

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (AP) — Authorities have released the names of two people killed in the crash of a single-engine plane in southern Ohio last week. The Ohio State Highway Patrol said 64-year-old David James and 62-year-old Lori James died when their plane crashed into a...

Small plane crashes in Ohio, killing the 2 people aboard

May. 28, 2021 17:33 PM EDT

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (AP) — A single-engine airplane struck a wooded hillside in southern Ohio Friday morning, killing the pilot and a passenger, the State Highway Patrol said. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating. The crash of the...

Queen Elizabeth II visits navy carrier ahead of deployment

May. 22, 2021 12:42 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II made a quick visit Saturday to the Royal Navy's flagship aircraft carrier that bears the name of her eponymous 16th- century predecessor, ahead of its maiden operational deployment. The HMS Queen Elizabeth, the latest Royal Navy ship to...

Worker pinned between rail cars dies; investigators on way

May. 20, 2021 16:28 PM EDT

NEWINGTON, N.H. (AP) — A Pan Am Railways worker died after he was pinned between two rail cars during a switching operation in Newington, New Hampshire, and federal investigators were on their way to the scene, the police chief confirmed Thursday. Police received a...