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Concerns grow over tainted sewage sludge spread on croplands

Sep. 12, 2019 12:30 PM EDT

LAPEER, Mich. (AP) — For more than 20 years, the eastern Michigan town of Lapeer sent leftover sludge from its sewage treatment plant to area farms, supplying them with high-quality, free fertilizer while avoiding the expense of disposal elsewhere. But state inspectors ordered a halt to the practice in...

Veterans with PTSD, anxiety turn to beekeeping for relief

Sep. 11, 2019 3:34 AM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Gently lifting a wooden frame containing dozens of Italian honeybees, Vince Ylitalo seemed transfixed as he and several other veterans inspected the buzzing insects. "This is really cool," he said, pointing to a bee with blobs of orange pollen on its hind legs. Ylitalo, who has...

Criminal justice reform turns to list of problem officers

Sep. 1, 2019 4:53 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — During the 22 years he spent in prison after being convicted of killing a Boston police detective, Sean Ellis believed there was something suspicious about the officers who led the murder investigation. He just couldn't prove it. It would take years of digging and scores of public information...

New Hampshire governor promises reforms after deadly crash

Aug. 28, 2019 7:43 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire plans to suspend the licenses of nearly 4,000 drivers in the latest fallout following a June crash that killed seven motorcyclists , Gov. Chris Sununu said Wednesday. The Republican governor said the review of the Division of Motor Vehicles sparked by the deadly crash...

Report: Not enough evidence in near-hanging for hate crime

Aug. 7, 2019 7:36 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Almost two years after an 8-year-old biracial boy was nearly hanged in New Hampshire, the state attorney general's office concluded Wednesday there wasn't enough evidence to show the episode was racially motivated. The report said the 8-year-old put a tree swing rope around his neck in...

Dartmouth settles sexual misconduct lawsuit for $14 million

Aug. 6, 2019 4:21 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth College announced Tuesday that it has settled a contentious federal lawsuit with nine women who sued the school over allegations that it ignored years of harassment and assault by former psychology department professors. In a statement Tuesday, both sides say the settlement...

Report: Driver who hit bikers was under influence of drugs

Aug. 1, 2019 6:48 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The driver involved in a crash that killed seven motorcyclists in New Hampshire was under the influence of drugs and reached for a beverage just before the collision, according to a federal inspection report obtained Thursday. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said that a...

Manchester diocese releases list of priests accused of abuse

Jul. 31, 2019 3:55 PM EDT

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Manchester released a list Wednesday of priests accused of sexually abusing children as part of what it called an effort to take accountability for the abuse that stretched back decades. The diocese posted the list of 73 names on its website that go as far back as 1950, including two...

Eversource gives up on Northern Pass hydropower project

Jul. 26, 2019 1:56 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — After nearly a decade of protests, hearings and court fights, the Northern Pass hydropower project that promised to bring hydropower from Canada to southern New England is dead. The company behind the plan, Eversource, announced Thursday it was abandoning the project after suffering a...