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New Hampshire refuses to reinstate license of trucker acquitted in deadly crash
05-31-2024 9:01 AM

By HOLLY RAMER

CONCORD, N.H. — New Hampshire safety officials on Thursday upheld the license suspension of a commercial truck driver who was acquitted in the 2019 deaths of seven motorcyclists but said another hearing will be held to determine how long the...

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New Hampshire teacher who helped student with abortion gets license restored after filing lawsuit
06-28-2024 12:42 PM

By HOLLY RAMER

CONCORD, N.H. — The New Hampshire Department of Education has restored a teacher’s credentials days after she sued, alleging officials had mispresented her involvement in a student’s abortion.The teacher, identified only as Jane Doe in her lawsuit...


New Hampshire teacher says student she drove to abortion clinic was 18, denies law was broken
06-27-2024 3:20 PM

By HOLLY RAMER

A private school teacher who says she was fired after driving an 18-year-old student to get an abortion is suing New Hampshire’s Department of Education and officials she says falsely suggested she circumvented state law.New Hampshire law requires...


Political consultant behind fake Biden robocalls posts bail on first 6 of 26 criminal charges
06-05-2024 3:57 PM

By HOLLY RAMER

A political consultant who sent artificial intelligence-generated robocalls mimicking President Joe Biden’s voice made his first court appearance Wednesday in New Hampshire, where he is charged with voter suppression and impersonating a candidate...


Judge says $475,000 award in New Hampshire youth center abuse case would be ‘miscarriage of justice’
05-24-2024 5:59 PM

By HOLLY RAMER

The judge who oversaw a landmark trial over abuse at New Hampshire’s youth detention center says capping the verdict at $475,000 as the state proposes would be an “unconscionable miscarriage of justice.”In a lengthy order, Judge Andrew Schulman...


Former New Hampshire youth center leader defends tenure after damning trial testimony
05-22-2024 6:10 PM

By HOLLY RAMER

The former head of New Hampshire’s youth detention center is defending himself against claims that he either encouraged physical abuse or was ” willfully blind” to it during his nearly 40 years at the facility.Ron Adams didn’t testify during the...


$38 million decision: Judge won’t reconvene jury after disputed verdict in New Hampshire youth center abuse case
05-09-2024 3:06 PM

By HOLLY RAMER

The judge who oversaw a landmark trial over abuse at New Hampshire’s youth detention center won’t reconvene the jury but says he will consider other options to address the disputed $38 million verdict.David Meehan, who alleged he was repeatedly raped,...


Here’s why the verdict in New Hampshire’s landmark trial over youth center abuse is being disputed
05-07-2024 6:17 PM

By HOLLY RAMER

“Duped.” “Devastated.” “Sickened.” That’s how a jury foreperson felt after learning that the amount awarded in a landmark lawsuit over abuse at New Hampshire’s youth detention center could be slashed by nearly 99%.A jury on Friday awarded $38 million...


New Hampshire jury finds state liable for abuse at youth detention center and awards victim $38M
05-03-2024 2:14 PM

By HOLLY RAMER

BRENTWOOD, N.H. — A New Hampshire jury awarded $38 million to the man who blew the lid off abuse allegations at the state’s youth detention center Friday, in a landmark case finding the state’s negligence allowed him to be beaten, raped and held in...


Jurors hear closing arguments in landmark case alleging abuse at New Hampshire youth center
05-03-2024 7:32 AM

By HOLLY RAMER

BRENTWOOD — Jurors heard closing arguments Thursday in a landmark case seeking to hold the state of New Hampshire accountable for abuse at its youth detention center.The plaintiff, David Meehan, went to police in 2017 and sued the state three years...


Lawyer: NH youth detention center treated teen like sex slave, punching bag, lawyer alleges
04-09-2024 4:54 PM

By HOLLY RAMER

CONCORD, N.H. — Workers at New Hampshire’s youth detention center treated a teenage boy like a “sex slave and a punching bag,” and the state itself laid the groundwork for the abuse, an attorney argued Tuesday as the first of more than 1,000 lawsuits...


A New Hampshire school bus driver and his wife charged with producing child sex abuse images
03-21-2024 11:30 AM

By HOLLY RAMER

A New Hampshire man who drove a school bus for children with disabilities has been charged along with his wife with taking sexually explicit photos of a young girl, a federal prosecutor said Wednesday.Paul and Krystal Baird, of Keene, were arrested...


League of Women Voters suing over AI robocalls sent in NH
03-14-2024 3:41 PM

By HOLLY RAMER

CONCORD, N.H. — The League of Women Voters filed a lawsuit Thursday seeking to prevent those who sent robocalls mimicking President Joe Biden’ s voice to New Hampshire voters from using artificial intelligence for future deceptions.The lawsuit was...


AG’s office to play offense, defense
03-13-2024 5:46 PM

By HOLLY RAMER

CONCORD, N.H. — Lawyers defending New Hampshire’s state-run youth detention center against allegations of horrific abuse will be allowed to undermine an accuser’s credibility when the first of more than 1,000 lawsuits goes to trial next month, even as...


NH Republicans are using a land tax law to target northern border crossings
03-08-2024 12:39 PM

By HOLLY RAMER

CONCORD, N.H. — Police in northern New Hampshire would be allowed to bring trespassing charges against people suspected of illegally entering the U.S. from Canada under a bill approved by the state Senate on Thursday.The legislation, which now goes to...


Political consultant behind fake Biden robocalls says he was trying to highlight a need for AI rules
02-27-2024 10:09 AM

By HOLLY RAMER

CONCORD, N.H. — The political consultant behind a robocall that mimicked President Joe Biden’s voice said Monday he was trying to send a wake-up call about the potential malign uses of artificial intelligence, not influence the outcome of last month’s...


What to know about the Harmony Montgomery murder case
02-23-2024 11:16 AM

By HOLLY RAMER

CONCORD, N.H. — A New Hampshire man faces up to life in prison after being convicted Thursday of killing his 5-year-old daughter then hiding her body for months before disposing of it.Adam Montgomery, who did not attend his two-week trial in...


NH House rejects allowing voluntary waiver of gun ownership rights
02-22-2024 2:14 PM

By HOLLY RAMER

CONCORD, N.H. — The New Hampshire House on Thursday narrowly rejected creating a process by which people could voluntarily prohibit themselves from buying guns.Three other states — Utah, Virginia and Washington — already allow people to voluntarily...


NH rejects pardon hearing request in case linked to death penalty repeal
02-21-2024 4:36 PM

By HOLLY RAMER

CONCORD, N.H. — The Executive Council rejected a request for a pardon hearing Wednesday in a murder case that helped drive the successful push to repeal New Hampshire’s death penalty.The five-member panel voted unanimously without debate to deny the...


NH considers greatly expanding scope of settlement fund for youth center abuse victims
02-20-2024 3:56 PM

By HOLLY RAMER

CONCORD, N.H. — Lawyers representing 1,400 men and woman who allege they were abused as children at New Hampshire’s youth detention centers said Tuesday they will recommend the state’s out-of-court settlement option for most of their clients if...


Senate rejects enshrining abortion rights in the state constitution
02-15-2024 6:14 PM

By HOLLY RAMER

Another attempt to enshrine abortion rights in the New Hampshire Constitution failed Thursday, this time in the Senate.State law prohibits abortion after 24 weeks of pregnancy except when the mother’s health or life is in danger or there is a fatal...

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