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Apr 24, 2015 8:30 AM

All Things New Hampshire: Friday, April 24, 2015


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President Obama is taking responsibility for the accidental deaths of 2 Al-Qaida hostages-one of the American-during a drone strike attack on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border.

Rockingham County Sheriff Michael Downing was laid to rest Thursday and was remembered by law enforcement and lawmakers.

A man convicted of attacking a pizza deliveryman in Somersworth last summer was sentenced to at least 19 years in prison.

A driver killed in a Thursday afternoon accident on an off-ramp on I-93 in Concord has been identified.

A proposed Eversource project that's been called "the Northern Pass of the Seacoast" faced opposition at a hearing in Newington last night.

A gas station clerk in Merrimack was injured after trying to stop a robbery attempt Wednesday night.

A Vermont murder suspect whose girlfriend in Keene was arrested earlier this week is now in custody.

Main Street construction in downtown Concord is creating challenges for some business, and opportunities for others.

"Ice-out" on Lake Winnepesaukee is coming soon.

A man who found a rare coin on state grounds may have done so illegally.

Take a look at a gallery of spectacular photos from a Chilean volcano eruption.

Happy 10th birthday YouTube-take a look at the site's top 10 most-viewed videos of all time.

Stories we're following from the NH1 Media Center

The New Hampshire Driving Toward Zero Campaign is holding an event this morning discussing its plans to promote awareness of the new ban on handheld cellphone use while driving, which takes effect July 1.

Michael Tatum is scheduled to appear at Strafford County Superior Court. He is one of three men who stabbed Madbury teen Aaron Wilkinson to death in June of last year.

Damien Johnson is scheduled to be sentenced this morning. He's the man who was charged after bringing a pellet gun into Manchester West High School last fall.

Most New Hampshire school systems will be kicking off their school vacation week after the close of classes today.

Top News

The prosecution has rested its case in the sentencing phase of the Boston Marathon bombing trial. Relatives of Tsarnaev have reportedly arrived in Boston.

A Keene woman is facing multiple felony charges in connection with a murder case in Vermont.

The Public Utilities Commission is launching an investigation into soaring energy prices.

A woman accused of starving a young boy in her care took the stand in her own defense Thursday.

Accusations of ethical violations on the part of the former Rockingham County Attorney could lead to the release from prison of a man accused of multiple sexual assaults.

Two men accused in a 1988 murder case in Nashua are finally going to be brought back to the US to face trial after spending years in Canada.

Surfers, ahem, taking care of business in the North Beach area of Hampton have upset some residents.

Locals who live around UNH are not happy that the school is not holding classes on Cinco de Mayo.


Senator Kelly Ayotte is voting in favor of Loretta Lynch's confirmation as Attorney General.

Carly Fiorina is adding to her schedule of NH appearances ahead of an expected announcement in May that she's running for President.

A bump in the road for the Hillary express, as a family charity is being forced to refile tax returns after a Reuters investigation revealed errors in how they reported some donations.

New England's Governors held a meeting yesterday in Connecticut to discuss energy issues, and pledged cooperation.

A legislative subcommittee got an update on how a proposed bond to help redevelop the Balsams resort would impact the state's credit rating.

A Bedford state rep wants more details about the settlement between the state and the former distributor for the state's liquor stores.

After being accused of having a conflict of interest, a Portsmouth City Councilor is considering recusing himself from a crucial vote on the future of a proposal to build a second parking garage in downtown Portsmouth. Meanwhile, the mayor is unhappy that several councilors are proposing a alternate parking garage plan so late in the game.

Keene City Councilors are holding off on proposing an ordinance to ban panhandling.

Selectmen in Pelham are considering signing on to a letter opposing the proposed Kinder-Morgan natural gas pipeline.


The jury has begun deliberations in the trial of an Atkinson piano teacher accused of sexually assaulting a student.

Jury selection is complete in the trial of a man from Lee who was shot by police in a confrontation outside his home in 2012.

A Rochester man has been indicted on a variety of charges, including assaulting a 13-year-old and choking another victim

Troy's former town welfare administrator is set to plead guilty to charges she stole more than $15,000 from the town.

A Portsmouth cabbie has been convicted of trying to run a competitor off the road.


Police say they've busted two "major players" contributing to the drug problem in the Lakes Region.

Police in Laconia are investigating a pair of fires.

There's a search for a missing woman in Charlestown.

A Manchester woman was arrested Thursday after failing to appear in court on charges she took evidence from the scene of a shooting back in December.

Two Nashua police officers have been honored for their bravery.


Concord-area residents are the intended target for an anti-Northern Pass video being put out by a Maine group, but a spokesperson for Eversource says the ad is inaccurate.

Confusion in Nashua, where a restaurant owner who usually has outdoor seating in the warm-weather months is facing a roadblock from local officials.

The owner of a used Apple computer store in Derry is facing fines for going on Facebook and asking for money from investors.

A thrift store that's been open for 55 years in Manchester is about to close.

Other News

The inspiration for Norman Rockwell's famous "Rosie The Riveter" portrait, a former Nashua resident, has died.

A group hopes to break ground on a dog park in Merrimack this fall.

Local high schools are collecting sports equipment for kids in need.

National and World News

Did Al Qaeda target the Vatican?

Former CIA chief David Petraeus has avoided prison time after pleading guilty to mishandling classified information.

Native American actors have walked off the set of an upcoming Adam Sandler film.

RIP, McDreamy.

A child actor from the show "Everybody Loves Raymond" has killed himself.

Some headlines are just too good to not link to: "China cracks down on funeral strippers".


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