Upcoming New Hampshire news from The Associated Press for Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015.
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STATE POLICE-DRUG BACKLOG
CONCORD, N.H. — Lawmakers and the governor are pushing legislation to increase the penalties for dealing and selling the powerful painkiller fentanyl. But the state police forensics lab is already struggling to keep up with the backlog of seized heroin and fentanyl samples due to a lack of resources. By Kathleen Ronayne. SENT: 130 words overnight. UPCOMING: 500 words by 4 p.m.
SUBSTANCE ABUSE-SPECIAL SESSION
CONCORD, N.H. — Republican House and Senate leaders say they don't want to take up any bills when the Legislature returns to Concord next week for a special session on substance abuse called by Gov. Maggie Hassan and the executive council. Instead, they'd like to create a 26-member task force charged with vetting some of Hassan's proposals to guarantee quick passage when the formal session begins in January. By Kathleen Ronayne. SENT: 450 words.
CHAINED TO WATERSLIDE
CANDIA, N.H. — The owner of a New Hampshire waterpark facing foreclosure chained himself to the top of a slide tower and is hoping for a financial miracle. In postings on his Facebook page, Kevin Dumont said he's not looking for a handout, just a person or group of people to work with him to help prevent a Dec. 2 auction of Liquid Planet in Candia. SENT: 200 words.
MANCHESTER, N.H. — Hillary Rodham Clinton is outlining steps to improve the Department of Veterans Affairs, pushing back against calls by Republicans to privatize the sprawling health care system for those who have served in the military. The Democratic presidential candidate planned to discuss a package of proposals for veterans at a New Hampshire town hall meeting on Tuesday. Her pre-Veterans Day event comes as Republicans have questioned her commitment to veterans. By Ken Thomas. SENT: 600 words, AP photos.
BOSTON — A New Hampshire woman has joined the growing ranks of accusers suing Bill Cosby and alleging defamation. Kristina Ruehli on Monday filed a federal lawsuit saying Cosby falsely accused her of lying when she came forward last year and said he raped her in 1965. By Philip Marcelo. SENT: 460 words, photos.
CONSTRUCTION WORKER-IMPALED: Officials say a construction worker in Londonderry was impaled by a piece of rebar when he fell into a pit.
BODY FOUND-STABBED: Two men who killed a New Hampshire teenager during a botched robbery have been sentenced to 30 years to life in prison.
MALL-ASSAULT CHARGES: Lawyers for a Connecticut man accused of trying to abduct a 16-year-old girl as she left a New Hampshire restroom say a police search after the alleged kidnapping attempt was unconstitutional.
OFFICERS SUSPENDED-VIDEO: A former Seabrook police officer caught on video slamming a suspect into a wall in 2009 is facing possible jail time when he's sentenced this week.
MENTAL HEALTH-CAMPAIGN: Former Rhode Island congressman Patrick Kennedy is coming to New Hampshire to kick off a new campaign aimed at putting mental health and addiction issues front and center for policymakers.
HYDROELECTRIC DAM-PURCHASE: Nashua is set to take up two resolutions that would allow the city to spend $4.2 million in bonds to purchase a second hydroelectric dam.
SHUTTLE SERVICE-REPURPOSED ROUTES: A Vermont shuttle service wants to expand its ridership beyond workers at major companies, seniors and people with disabilities.
TEACHER-DRUG HOUSE: The New Hampshire Supreme Court has upheld the conviction of a former teacher who allowed her home to be used for the sale of heroin.
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