New Hampshire

Former N.H. prep school student sent to jail for violating bail terms

Former N.H. prep school student sent to jail for violating bail terms

A former student of a New Hampshire prep school was sent to jail on Friday after he violated terms of bail related to his conviction in the sexual assault of a fellow student.

Prosecutors told a judge of Merrimack County Superior Court in Concord that 20-year-old Owen Labrie, who had been out of prison on bail while appealing his conviction in the alleged sexual assault case, traveled to Boston a number of to meet his girlfriend.

New Hampshire’s ‘casino gambling’ bill fails again

New Hampshire’s ‘casino gambling’ bill fails again

A New Hampshire bill that would have legalized casino gambling at a single location in the state collapsed once again in the state Senate.

Senator Lou D'Allesandro, the bill's lead sponsor, more or less killed the measure with a motion to introduce it for consideration the second time this session. It is the only casino bill that is still on the table in the state legislature for consideration this session. Another bill, which is in now committee in the Senate, aims to make "Keno" legal.

N.H. governor’s race expected to get more crowded in coming weeks

N.H. governor’s race expected to get more crowded in coming weeks

The race for New Hampshire governor's seat is expected to get more crowded in the coming weeks as more and more potential candidates are directly or indirectly showing interest in the position.

Thus far, there are just four confirmed candidates, viz. the democratic Party's Executive Councilor Colin Van Ostern and former state securities bureau chief Mark Connolly and the republican party's Executive Councilor Chris Sununu and state Rep. Frank Edelblut.

N.H. House approves bill to increase net metering cap to 100 MW

N.H. House approves bill to increase net metering cap to 100 MW

New Hampshire lawmakers recently approved the bill that aims to increase the state’s cap on net metering to 100 megawatts of capacity, significantly higher that what a Senate version of the bill is proposing.

The bill approved by the New Hampshire House of Representatives last week would set aside 80 per cent of the capacity in each and every utility service area for PV systems that are smaller than 100 kW. PV Systems ranging from 100 kW to 1 MW in capacity would thus be eligible for the residual 20 per cent of capacity.

N.H. daycare operator charged with endangering welfare of child

N.H. daycare operator charged with endangering welfare of child

A 60-year-old woman from Londonderry, New Hampshire, has been arrested and charged with endangering welfare of a child at her daycare center, police confirmed.

Lois Ann Mirbach, the owner of the Londonderry-based Adventures in Learning Child Care Center, was taken into custody after police found her drunk on the job on Tuesday this week.

Police said the suspect had passed out as well as left an oven on. She was also accused of operating the day care center without a license. She also admitted her daycare center wasn’t licensed.

Two Concord men arrested following vehicle pursuit in Hopkinton

Two Concord men arrested following vehicle pursuit in Hopkinton

New Hampshire State Police took two Concord men into custody following a vehicle pursuit on Interstate 89 in Hopkinton on Monday, officials confirmed.

The arrested men were identified as 23-year-old Corey Miller and 21-year-old Joshua Mitchell, both of Concord. Miller, who was driving the vehicle, is a convicted felon on parole for robbery. He was out of prison on bail.

The pursuit started after a trooper saw a Subaru changing lanes unpredictably. The trooper tried to stop the vehicle, but the driver refused to stop.

Authorities deeply concerned over Ware County cancer cluster reports

Authorities deeply concerned over Ware County cancer cluster reports

The striking similarities of a cancer cluster reported recently in New Hampshire with a group of cancers in and around Ware County have triggered concerns among residents, health experts as well as politicians.

At least three children have been diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare form of cancer, and one has been diagnosed with another rare cancer called Ewing sarcoma in Ware County and the adjoining Brantley County.

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