Man arrested after high speed chase


KITTERY, Maine

(NEWS CENTER) – New Hampshire State Police say they two people were apprehended in Kittery after a high speed chase reached speeds of over 100 MPH.

Officials say New Hampshire State Police tried to stop a vehicle for lane violations on I-95 in North Hampton, New Hampshire Saturday evening. The vehicle came to a complete stop in the northbound travel lane until the trooper exited the vehicle. Police say at that moment the car sped away.

Officials say the chase on I-95 and onto Route 1 Bypass in Kittery reached speeds in excess of 100 MPH.

New Hampshire State Police say they terminated pursuit at the Maine border. Officials say Kittery Police located the vehicle abandoned behind a Kittery truck stop.

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Shaheen getting update on bridge replacement


PORTSMOUTH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen will be getting an update on the replacement of the Sarah Long Bridge between New Hampshire and Maine.

In September, transportation officials from the two states reached a $158.5 million tentative price agreement to replace the bridge, which is rated structurally deficient. Construction is scheduled to start late this year with the new bridge expected to open in August 2017.

Shaheen, who helped get a $25 million Department of Transportation grant for the project, will visit the New Hampshire Port Authority on Friday to learn more about the replacement plans for the 70-year-old bridge.


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Shipyard firefighters respond to USS Miami fire findings


KITTERY, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - Firefighters involved in battling the fire that destroyed the billion dollar USS Miami submarine in Kittery are calling on Congress to look into issues raised by the Navy's investigation into the response.

The report from the investigation was released late last week. Parts of it were critical of the federal firefighters on the base who battled the fire. Those firefighters are taking issue with the findings.

In May 2012, a shipyard employee anxious to leave work early set fire to the USS Miami nuclear submarine. The fire spread quickly and burned for 10 hours before it was brought under control. According to the Navy's investigation, the fire was not reported in a timely manner, was hard to locate and long periods went by without water being put on it.

Conference explores aging in northern New England


PORTSMOUTH, N.H.(AP) -- Community and policy leaders from Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont will be exploring the economic challenges and opportunities that go along with the region's aging population and shrinking workforce.

New Hampshire's Endowment for Health and the Maine Council on Aging are hosting a conference in Portsmouth on Tuesday bringing together service providers, business leaders and others.

They'll hear from economists about what the region needs to do to support an older population increasingly in need of services and what it can do to pioneer new solutions.

Participants also will be sharing strategies on the housing, transportation, health and community care needs of older adults.


Former shipyard fire chief criticizes Navy report



KITTERY, Maine (NEWS CENTER) --

The former chief of the fire department at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard said the department is getting unfair criticism from the U.S. Navy.
The Navy released its long awaited report on the disastrous fire on the submarine USS Miami. In the report the Navy criticizes its own procedures, but also singles out the shipyard fire department.