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February 26, 2014

N.H. NEWS IN BRIEF

Father charged in crash that killed son

MERRIMACK (AP) — New Hampshire State Police say charges have been upgraded against a Nashua man accused of causing a three-vehicle crash that killed his 14-year-old son.

Thirty-seven-year-old Nghia Huynh initially was charged with felony drunken driving after the crash on the Everett Turnpike Friday night. On Monday, he was arraigned on a negligent homicide charge as well and was ordered held on $50,000 bail.

Kobe Huynh was a seventh-grader at Auburn Middle School in Maine, where he recently was made an honorary member of the Bates College baseball team through a program for children with terminal illnesses.

It was not immediately known if Huynh is being represented by a lawyer. A probable cause hearing is set for Monday.

Outage Sunday wasn’t the work of vandals

NORTH CONWAY — A power company spokesman says a brief power outage in the North Conway area wasn’t the work of vandals after all.

Seth Wheeler of the New Hampshire Electric Co-op told WMWV-FM that crews responding to Sunday’s outage initially believed that a number of insulators on power poles had been shot out, causing a fire on one pole.

But after further investigation, workers realized that a tree had fallen on a span of wire, causing insulators in both directions to break.

The tree wasn’t immediately visible to the crew, and since it didn’t break the wires or poles, the cracked insulators appeared to have been damaged by bullets.

Smith to make Senate run official

CONCORD — Former U.S. Sen. Bob Smith is ready to start a new campaign for his old seat in New Hampshire.

Smith plans to formally declare his candidacy March 4 in Concord. Other Republicans competing for a chance to unseat Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen include former state Sen. Jim Rubens and conservative activist Karen Testerman.

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