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Bars get Bike Week reminder, school survey data released

Aug. 12, 2020 3:35 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Liquor Commission is reminding bar and restaurant owners of the importance of coronavirus-related guidelines, especially during the upcoming Laconia Motorcycle Week. “We want to inform all licensees of the guidelines as they relate to seating, capacity,...

FILE - In this June 18, 2007, file photo Ed Brown talks to reporters during a news conference in Plainfield, N.H. Brown is awaiting a Sept. 29, 2020, re-sentencing over a months-long armed standoff with U.S. marshals in 2007 to protest a tax evasion conviction. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)

Tax protester in 2007 standoff: 'I didn't do anything wrong'

Aug. 12, 2020 2:44 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A man awaiting resentencing over a monthslong armed standoff with U.S. marshals in 2007 to protest a tax evasion conviction says he has no use for guns, distrusts the court system, and sees himself as a pawn to set an example for others, according to a psychologist's interviews. ...

1st sports betting retail location opening in New Hampshire

Aug. 12, 2020 1:21 PM EDT

SEABROOK, N.H. (AP) — The first sports betting retail location is opening in New Hampshire, a little over a year after Gov. Chris Sununu signed a bill legalizing betting on professional and college sports in the state. DraftKings Sportsbook at The Brook was opening Wednesday in Seabrook. Sports fans will...

Judge partially dismisses Casella defamation case

Aug. 11, 2020 6:38 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire superior court judge has dismissed part of a defamation lawsuit filed against a Dalton man by Casella Waste. Merrimack Superior Court Judge John Kissinger ruled that the majority of statements made by Jon Swan do not amount to defamation, the Caledonian Record...

Man arrested in connection with teen's shooting death

Aug. 11, 2020 5:01 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man has been charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of a 17-year-old in Manchester, police said Tuesday. Jaden Connor was shot July 14 outside the home of 21-year-old Isaiah Rivera-Perez, who was arrested, police said. Rivera-Perez was arrested in...

NH requiring face masks at events with more than 100 people

Aug. 11, 2020 4:37 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu issued an executive order Tuesday requiring masks to be worn at scheduled gatherings of more than 100 people. Sununu, a Republican, has resisted calls to mandate the use of face coverings to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, and the new...

Criminal investigation sought into NH candidate's foundation

Aug. 11, 2020 3:31 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A former chief justice of the Colorado Supreme Court on Tuesday requested a criminal investigation into a charitable foundation run by Bryant “Corky” Messner, a Republican running for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire. A letter sent to the Colorado secretary of state and...

Name of man who drowned in Merrimack River in May released

Aug. 11, 2020 3:02 PM EDT

CANTERBURY, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire authorities have identified a man who drowned along with a woman in the Merrimack River in Canterbury in May. New Hampshire State Police said the man was identified as Albert Ntangri, 27, of Manchester, New Hampshire. The woman's name hasn't been released yet. She was...

Lawsuit challenges use of checkpoints miles from the border

Aug. 11, 2020 1:01 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A federal lawsuit filed by ACLU affiliates in New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont challenges the use of checkpoints by the U.S. Border Patrol nearly 100 miles from the Canadian border, saying they are beyond the patrol's authority. The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in New Hampshire on behalf...

Off-road vehicle driver accused of speeding in crash

Aug. 11, 2020 8:16 AM EDT

PITTSBURG, N.H. (AP) — A man in an off-highway recreational vehicle and his passenger were injured after trying to pass an ATV, and he's been charged with driving too fast, New Hampshire's Fish and Game Department said. Officers said Kevin King, 38, of West Greenwich, Rhode Island, was attempting to pass...