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John Formella, Gov. Chris Sununu’s pick to become New Hampshire’s next attorney general, will have a hearing before the Executive Council Thursday. In some ways, that hearing will be the biggest stage the 34-year old lawyer has ever occupied.

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Your mailbox is probably packed with campaign fliers and get-out-the-vote material these days. With so many voters handling the balloting process by mail this year, it can be confusing to figure out what kind of election paperwork is legit. And if you’re not careful, returning the wrong paperwork to your local elections office could compromise your vote.

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What happens when a restaurant doesn’t follow social distancing guidelines? Or when restaurant employees who interact with customers don’t wear their required face masks?

Violations of coronavirus guidelines usually end up in the hands of the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office by way of the phone number and email established for concerns regarding executive orders and guidelines.

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Gov. Chris Sununu says the state is "looking into" an arrest last week that was streamed live and circulated widely on social media.


The video shows 34-year old Jean Ronald Saint Preux, an African American man, being arrested by two New Hampshire state troopers and pulled out of his car after allegedly resisting arrest.

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A Manchester man charged with attempted murder at a Pelham church waived his right to appear before a judge Tuesday and is being held without bail in the Hillsborough County jail.

Dale Holloway, 37, is facing charges for allegedly shooting Bishop Stanley Choate as Choate was officiating a wedding. A second bullet grazed the bride, who was not seriously injured. 

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The New Hampshire Department of Justice is defending its decision last week to take over criminal cases at the Hillsborough County Attorney's Office, citing what it calls longstanding "systemic problems” with leadership.

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The New Hampshire Attorney General's office released a 25-page report Wednesday summarizing its investigation into a high-profile attack involving children in Claremont in 2017.


The report revolves around the events of August 28, 2017, when a group of 13 and 14 year olds were accused of tying a rope around an 8-year-old biracial boy's neck and pushing him off a picnic table, leading to serious injuries.

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The New Hampshire Attorney General's office and the Manchester Police Department are investigating police officers' use of force during a recent arrest.

Early Sunday morning, officers tasered two people and arrested four after a fight broke out at Bonfire, a downtown Manchester bar.

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The New Hampshire Attorney General's office is continuing its investigation into the death of a man in Epping during a confrontation with a state trooper.

The man who was killed has been identified as 40-year-old Walter Welch, Jr. of Epping.

An autopsy revealed that he died of gunshot wounds to the head but the details are still under investigation.

The AG’s office says on Saturday night, a trooper responded to a 911 call about an erratic driver in a white pickup truck near Route 101.

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Investigators are preparing for another search of the woods behind a New Hampshire apartment complex in connection with the 1980 disappearance of a woman.

Officials previously searched the same area in Manchester last November in the case of 25-year-old Denise Daneault.

On the night of June 8, 1980, Daneault went out to a private social club and never returned.

Investigators plan to search the area Tuesday.

Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation were expected to take part in the search.