New Hampshire News

New Hampshire Introduces Emergency Alert Mobile App

The New Hampshire Department of Safety has started a mobile app that notifies users in their area of accidents, hazardous weather and other emergencies. The NH Alerts app provides warnings via an audible alert. The user can determine the frequency …

Serious Injuries in New Hampshire July 4th Fireworks Mishap

New Hampshire officials say two people were injured – one of them severely – in a fireworks accident July 4th in Pelham. Authorities are not immediately releasing the names of the injured adults. State Fire Marshal J. William Degnan and …

New Hampshire Maps Hazardous Sites for Mitigation Initiative

New Hampshire is launching a new effort to inventory hazardous sites most at risk during natural disasters. Gov. Maggie Hassan said Friday the effort will help the state target resources to reduce damage. She said developing a statewide master plan …

Deal Reached in New Hampshire on Drunken Driver Limited License

House and Senate negotiators reached a tentative deal Tuesday on legislation allowing a limited driver’s license for first-time drunken drivers to go to work, medical treatment, school or other locations approved by a New Hampshire judge. The sides compromised over …

New Hampshire Ski Area Injury Lawsuit Dismissed

A judge has dismissed a Massachusetts couple’s lawsuit against the operators of a New Hampshire ski area, saying the companies can’t be held liable for a crash between a ski instructor and a teenage boy. Susan and Michael Hanus sued …

Lawsuit Filed in New Hampshire 2012 Keg Explosion Death

The sister of a man who was killed in a keg explosion at a New Hampshire brewery two years ago has filed a federal lawsuit against three companies involved in the manufacture and distribution of the keg. The Portsmouth Herald …

Cellphone While Driving Ban Considered in New Hampshire

A New Hampshire Senate panel is holding a hearing next week on a measure to ban the use of hand-held cellphones while driving. The House-passed bill also bans all cellphone use by minors behind the wheel. The bill doesn’t apply …

EPA Fines New Hampshire Chemical Company $41K

A chemical firm in New Hampshire has agreed to pay the EPA a fine of nearly $41,000 to resolve allegations it violated safety laws. JCI Jones Chemicals Inc., of Merrimack processes, stores and ships chemicals for water treatment. The EPA …

New Hampshire Fire Marshal Warns of Building Collapse Danger

New Hampshire’s state fire marshal says it’s a good time to clear the roofs of recent heavy snow and ice. William Degnan says a roof may collapse with little or no warning. Signs of the danger include sagging roof steel, …

New Hampshire Considering Legislation to Regulate Drones

New Hampshire could join more than a dozen other states in limiting government and public use of drones to protect citizens’ privacy. The House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee will hold hearings Thursday on a pair of bills to …