CONCORD, N.H. (AP) – New Hampshire legislative negotiators agree that officers of the Maine Marine Patrol should be able to make arrests anywhere in the Piscataqua River or Portsmouth Harbor.

A proposed bill, which must still be voted on by the House and the Senate, gives any member of the Maine Marine Patrol the authority to enter New Hampshire waters to investigate or arrest anyone they see as a potential terrorist threat.

The bill makes clear it does not address the dispute over exactly where the Maine and New Hampshire boundary lies.

The Maine Legislature has yet to grant similar authority to New Hampshire marine enforcement officials.

Dover woman sues doctor

DOVER, N.H. (AP) – A Rochester woman is suing a doctor at Frisbie Memorial Hospital, claiming she contracted flesh-eating bacteria after he misdiagnosed her and botched her operation.

Kimberly Hunter filed a suit against Mark Elias for failing to act within what she says is the standard of reasonable professional practice.

Hunter claims an operation Elias performed on her last year gave her a flesh-eating bacteria that causes strep throat.

The doctor’s lawyer said he did nothing inappropriate or negligible.

Man dies after possible shock

ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) – A Barrington man died Thursday after he may have been struck by high voltage electricity, police said.

Glen Hopkins, 41, was found in the electrical control room he was maintaining at the Waste Management plant in Rochester, police said.

Hopkins was pronounced dead at Frisbie Memorial Hospital.

Police and safety officials were investigating the death.


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