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All Things New Hampshire: Friday, April 30, 2015


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The Attorney General's office is investigating a death of a 61 year-old woman in Merrimack.

The NH Supreme Court has upheld the death penalty sentence for Michael Addison.

The NH Supreme Court has also upheld a ruling requiring a hiker to pay for his rescue in 2012.

The NH Senate has approved a bill that would ban minors from using tanning beds.

Read this week's NH1 News political report with Kevin Landrigan, with reaction to the casino vote in the NH House and more.

Top officials with Hillary Clinton's campaign in New Hampshire say they're ready for a primary challenge from independent Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is back in New Hampshire next week as he continues to flirt with a 2016 Presidential run.

Residents of a campground in Epsom are trying to find out what their rights are after the power was cut amid ongoing ownership instability. (Update: a judge has ruled to turn the power back on.)

A Portsmouth Police captain was the latest to take the stand in the estate trial of Geraldine Webber, who some believe wasn't mentally competent when she left a police sergeant a $2.1 million inheritance.

Dover police have issued an arrest warrant for a man they say sucker-punched another man outside a restaurant back on April 2, leaving him with a broken jaw.

The state fire marshal has identified the cause of a deadly fire in Nashua.

A fund has been set up for a Bow woman battling cancer whose home was damaged by fire this week.

Lyme disease can be a devastating illness-and doctors on the Seacoast say the risk of catching the disease is high this spring.

Usually you hear about shoplifting of video games, or other high-end items. A Julia Child cookbook, however, is a little out of the ordinary-but police say it happened in Concord.

A New Hampshire salesman has been arraigned in court for selling drugs online while making false claims about their effectiveness.

Merrimack is considering a water company's big solar power project.

Talk about your extreme makeovers: A Dover man is appealing a decision that denied his request for a backyard helicopter pad.

The federal goverment is giving local fishermen $2.3 million dollars in disaster relief money.

Another earthquake felt in New Hampshire, the second in two days, this one in Contoocook.

A Portsmouth couple is saying goodbye to a 300 year-old tree that has been part of their lawn-and part of their family-for generations.

And now, the world's worst fake inspection sticker, courtesy of Portsmouth PD.

Stories we're following from the NH1 Media Center

The estate trial of Geraldine Webber continues in Dover.

Also continuing in Dover: the trial of Steven Amazeen, who's on trial in connection with a domestic dispute outside his home in Lee in 2012 that ended when he was shot by police.

Cynthia Satas is expected to plead guilty in Cheshire County today to charges of embezzling money while she was the Troy town welfare administrator.

Today's the first day for new rules to go into effect for mail at the state prison-several items are now banned as they try to crack down on drug smuggling into the facility.

Top News

It's been more than a month since a mother and her two daughters were found dead in their Auburn home, and there's no new information on the Attorney General's investigation into the case.

Prosecutors are looking for an extended sentence for the mother of Brielle Gage, a 3 year-old girl from Nashua who died last November.

Keene police say the mother of a 6 month-old boy has been charged with taking the child by the head and throwing him to the ground, fracturing his skull.

A Barrington woman was killed in a rollover accident on Route 125 in Lee Thursday afternoon.

A construction site that was the scene of a 2013 murder in Exeter will now be developed into condos.

Monday's rioting in Baltimore has renewed the debate over body cameras for police in New Hampshire.

As talks continue to allow the ride-sharing service Uber to operate in Manchester and Portsmouth, the company is debuting an app just for use on Saturday that will allow you to use it to bring donations to Goodwill.


The trial of Steven Amazeen continues in Dover. Defense attorneys spent Thursday poking holes in the credibility of a police officer involved in Amazeen's 2012 arrest following a domestic incident at his home, and that officer admitted to falsifying evidence in a separate and unrelated case.

A second member of a white supremacist gang has been sentenced to additional time in prison after a 2010 attack that killed an inmate.

A Keene man has pleaded guilty to assaulting his 2 year-old son last fall-after already serving time for breaking the child's leg when he was just 6 months old.

A woman has been indicted in connection with a DWI crash on Route 16 in Rochester last September.

A man from Newmarket has been indicted after state police say they found fentanyl in his car during a traffic stop in Stratham in January

A pawn shop manager in Rochester has been found guilty of documenting violations after it was discovered he was trying to sell tools stolen from a home from Lee out of his shop.


A Nashua man is facing charges he sexually assaulted a woman.

A 16 year-old boy is facing charges he stole a moped from a parking attendant in Portsmouth.

Concord Police are investigating a failed burglary attempt at a home on Dolan Street Wednesday night.


Carly Fiorina kicked off a series of forums with Presidential candidates discussing national security issues in Manchester Thursday.

The NH Senate has passed a bill that would prevent school administrators from getting the passwords to student's private social media accounts.

A legislative panel heard testimony yesterday on the need for more substance-abuse prevention programs.

A bill that would help redevelop the Balsams resort got a boost from lawmakers Thursday.

Energy efficiency legislation sponsored by Senator Jeanne Shaheen was signed into law Thursday by President Obama.

Two of the state's top education officials will meet with Manchester's school board on Monday.

Maintenance costs played a big part in the decision by the Merrimack Town Council to reject a proposal to add sidewalks and bike lanes to the town's commercial center.


The Attorney General's office is objecting to a request for a proposed expansion of a propane storage facility in Newington to skip a review by a government committee.

Manchester-area McDonald's restaurants will be donating proceeds of their sales on Sunday to a Meals on Wheels fundraising effort.


Jameis Winston was the top pick in the NFL draft being held last night.

Other News

UNH's president is warning students to mind their behavior on Cinco de Mayo next Tuesday.

A new report from the Brookings Institute is singing the praises of NHTI as a good value for its students.

Upgrades to Dover's skateboard park are almost complete, and getting high marks.

A bridge on the state's "red list" will close in Newport for a reconstruction project in 2017 and 2018.

Around a dozen kittens were the subject of a rescue mission after being found on an island in the Merrimack River in Manchester.

National and World News

A former FBI supervisor is facing perjury charges in connection with his testimony at Whitey Bulger's trial.

Life is slowly crawling back to something close to normal in the Nepali capital of Katmandu days after a devastating earthquake. Survivors are still being pulled from the wreckage.

An uneasy peace in Baltimore as the city awaits an update on the investigation into Freddie Gray's death.


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