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Man died of multiple gunshot wounds in exchange with police

Jun. 15, 2021 17:01 PM EDT

PITTSFIELD, N.H. (AP) — A man died of multiple gunshot wounds in an exchange of gunfire with police following a 10-hour standoff in Pittsfield, a state medical examiner said Tuesday, calling the death a homicide. Local police and a regional SWAT team responded to a...

Unemployment rate for May dips to below pre-pandemic rate

Jun. 15, 2021 12:57 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire’s unemployment rate for May was 2.5%, a decrease of three-tenths of a percentage point from April and a big change from a year ago, when it was 13.4% during the coronavirus pandemic. Gov. Chris Sununu noted Tuesday that the state's...

Report: Trouble connecting rail cars before worker death

Jun. 15, 2021 10:46 AM EDT

NEWINGTON, N.H. (AP) — Five attempts were made to connect two rail cars during a switching operation before a Pan Am Railways conductor was pinned between them and died, according to a preliminary report issued Tuesday by the National Transportation Safety Board. ...

House negotiators agree to abortion ban, school vouchers

Jun. 14, 2021 17:08 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — House negotiators on Monday agreed with the Senate’s proposal to include a ban on late-term abortions and a school voucher program in the state budget. On Friday, the team of negotiators from both chambers quickly agreed to move forward with the...

Attorney general: Man dies in shooting that involved officer

Jun. 14, 2021 16:12 PM EDT

PITTSFIELD, N.H. (AP) — A man has died in a shooting in Pittsfield that involved a police officer, the New Hampshire attorney general's office said Monday. The man's name is being withheld pending notification of family. No officers or other people were hurt, the...

Hassan: Mask requirement lifted for commercial fishermen

Jun. 14, 2021 16:07 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Coast Guard have updated guidance for commercial fishermen saying those who are fully vaccinated do not need to wear a mask while outside on a commercial fishing vessel, U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan said. ...

Town seeks more control over short-term rental properties

Jun. 14, 2021 10:13 AM EDT

CONWAY, N.H. (AP) — The town of Conway is seeking more control over Airbnbs and other short-term rental properties in residential neighborhoods. The town filed a petition in Carroll County Superior Court last week to be able to pursue enforcement actions to shut down...

72-year-old John Force wins NHRA New England Nationals

Jun. 13, 2021 17:31 PM EDT

EPPING, N.H. (AP) — John Force raced to his second Funny Car victory of the year and record 153rd overall, beating teammate Robert Hight on Sunday in the NHRA New England Nationals. The 72-year-old Force had a 3.972-second run at 327.51 mph in a Chevrolet Camaro. ...

Bill would permanently expand telehealth services

Jun. 13, 2021 15:20 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A new bill in Washington would permanently expand telehealth services under Medicare and allow patients in rural areas without access to broadband to use audio services, U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen said. “It should not have taken a pandemic for...

Historical marker honors 1st woman elected to state Senate

Jun. 13, 2021 12:26 PM EDT

BRISTOL, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire historical marker has been placed in Bristol to honor E. Maude Ferguson, the first woman elected to the state Senate who also worked to help women secure the right to vote. The marker was installed in Bristol Town Square and...