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All Things New Hampshire: Friday, April 17, 2015


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A road dispute led to a 64 year-old man facing charges in connection with a shooting in Manchester Thursday morning.

A woman was removed from a NH-bound flight after poking a sleeping man with a pen.

Hillary Clinton will be back in the Granite State on both Monday and Tuesday.

The New Hampshire State Senate has given the go-ahead for a bill that would make the bobcat the state wildcat. It now heads to the NH House, where it hopes to get better treatment than a similar bill that would have made the red-tailed hawk the state raptor.

Would a bill intended to create more efficiency in New Hampshire's court system-eliminating probable cause hearings for felony prosecution cases-instead limit the rights of the accused?

The NH1 News Political Report updates us on the latest on the state raptor debate and the future of a casino bill in the legislature.

Jeb Bush made a visit to New Hampshire Thursday and talked immigration-and his diet.

Rand Paul's wife spoke to NH1 News about her book and life on the campaign trial.

A Hampton man has been indicted on charges of sexually assaulting a girl over a several-year time period.

3 men have been indicted in a Portsmouth kidnapping case.

A Massachusetts man will be retried for negligent homicide in connection with an accident in Durham that killed a retired NH judge.

A fundraiser was held last night in Dover for a Somersworth man who was knocked out by a stranger outside a bar, in an incident that was caught on tape.

A precarious situation for a box truck on I-93 in Boston, caught on video dangling over the edge of an elevated part of the highway after an accident yesterday.

Hampton Beach shops are gearing up for the coming season.

The ice has melted on Norway Pond, and we'll find out if there's a winner in Hancock's annual "ice out" contest.

An arrest has been made in connection with a string of Laconia car break-ins.

Han Solo (!) rides again in the new Star Wars:The Force Awakens teaser trailer.

Stories we're following from the NH1 Media Center

The New Hampshire Republican State Committee will host the First in the Nation Republican Leadership Summit today and tomorrow at the Crown Plaza in Nashua. The event will kick off the 2016 political primary season with nineteen announced and potential presidential candidates and hundreds of attendees.

The Chair of the DNC, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, joins NH Democratic party chair Ray Buckley for a press conference ahead of the GOP summit this morning in Nashua.

Jury deliberations continue in the trial of a man accused of his role in a violent Hampstead home break-in.

In Manchester, Eversource, Kinder-Morgan, and Spectra Energy are holding an "Energy Summit", titled "Relieving the Energy Crisis: An Update on New Hampshire Infrastructure Projects." All three are proposing major projects that have drawn concerns from local residents.

Top News

The family of the youngest Boston Marathon bombing victim wants Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to get life in prison, not the death penalty, for his role in the bombing.

A study by researchers at the University of California at Berkley says NH is first among U.S. states in the portion of its public assistance dollars that go to working families.

Testimony continues in the trial of a man accused of taking part in a violent home break-in with two others in Hampstead, but recent testimony has focused on an unsolved shooting in Manchester that prosecutors believe the group also carried out. The jury is now deliberating in that case.

Rockingham County Sheriff Michael Downing has passed away.

A sex offender is facing charges after being arrested for indecent exposure in Merrimack.

There's a push for a public release of a report detailing the saga of a Portsmouth Police officer receiving a huge inheritance from an elderly woman.

State Police were involved in a brief standoff with a suicidal man in Kensington, who's since been taken to the hospital for evaluation.


Potential 2016 Presidential candidate Rick Perry is asking for a second look as he continues to tour the Granite State.

Former UN Ambassador and possible 2016 Presidential candidate John Bolton is calling for a stronger military during his visit to New Hampshire.

A NH man is backtracking on comments he made to Chris Christie during a campaign stop this week claiming he was stuck in New Jersey during the Bridgegate scandal. He's blaming his wife for confusing the dates of their trip.

Is there a takeover attempt of the New Hampshire Young Republicans Federation looming?

New Hampshire could become the first state to repeal laws allowing employers to pay workers with disabilities at a rate lower than the minimum wage.

Concord is moving to plan B after exhausting its budget for snow removal-and reserves they set aside in case they spent that budget.

Rochester's mayor could get a raise if a recommendation from the city's Finance Committee moves forward.

An Exeter resident who recently resigned from the town's Economic Development Commission is calling for the Town Manager to be fired for ignoring what he claims is a conflict of interest with the EDC's leader.

Litchfield Selectmen have joined the opposition to the proposed Kinder-Morgan natural gas line.

Could it cost out-of-towners money to use Pierce Island in Portsmouth?


A Newmarket man has been indicted after being accused of causing a Portsmouth woman's death by giving her heroin.

A man from East Wakefield has been indicted on charges he intentionally stuck his girlfriend with a hypodermic needle after sexually assaulting her.

The town of Danville has been ordered to pay legal fees for its Animal Control officer, who successfully won a battle to get her job back.


An Auburn dad is recovering after being a victim of what he believes is "the knockout game" while watching the Celtics in Boston this week.

Still no cause for Monday's deadly fire at an apartment building in Nashua.

Federal Marshals led a roundup of 35 fugitives, gang members, and violent criminals around New Hampshire in recent weeks.

A Massachusetts man has been charged with trying to hire a New Hampshire gang member to kill witnesses in an upcoming trial on seperate charges he tried to hire someone to kill his wife.

A Nashua man who was trying to report a robbery has found himself charged with soliciting an illegal massage online.

Serious injuries for a driver in Newport after his car hit a tree and a telephone pole on Wednesday.

Minor injures for a woman in Whitefield after a paraglider mishap at the Mount Washington Regional Airport Thursday morning.

An outdoor wood furnance made have caused a fire at a farm in Gilford.

3 camping trailers were destroyed in a fire at a campground in Ossipee.

A 2-alarm fire destroyed a home and a barn in Thornton last night.

A fire destroyed a motorcycle and shed in Milton Thursday afternoon.


Is there an energy crisis in New Hampshire? Not everyone says yes.

Portsmouth Naval Shipyard has earned a safety award.

An expansion proposal for Mount Sunapee has gotten approval from the state.

A wheelchair van service operator has settled with the state after being accused of making claims to Medicaid without paperwork to back them up.

A groundbreaking ceremony was held Thursday for a shopping center in Rochester, expected to be open next spring.

A pair of hotels in Nashua are appealing their property assessments from 2013.


A proposal to merge the hockey teams at two Nashua-area high schools is under review.

Michael Phelps has won his first race after unretiring to compete in the 2016 Olympics.

Other News

The redesign of Henry Law Park in downtown Dover is on track to begin later this year.

Even after the federal government has abandoned its effort to restock the Merrimack River with salmon, grassroots efforts continue.

There's a recall of pine nuts from Hannaford.

The DOT is holding a meeting to discuss replacing a bridge on Route 18 in Franconia.

Nashua held a holocaust rememberance ceremony Thursday at a memorial that was created a year ago.

National and World News

Iraqi forces have recaptured a pair of towns from ISIS.

The National Guard referred to protestors in Ferguson, Missouri, as "enemy forces" and "advisaries".

A juror in the Aaron Hernandez trial is talking about the case.

After the accidental shooting death of a suspect in Oklahoma by a reserve-duty officer, a lawmaker is calling for an independent review of the reserve deputy program.

A Coast Guard cutter has returned to the U.S. carrying 14 tons of cocaine.

An ESPN reporter has been suspended after being caught on camera making comments to a parking attendant.

Members of the country group Lady Antebellum are OK after their tour bus caught fire.


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