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Dec 5, 2014 9:21 AM

All Things New Hampshire: Friday, Dec. 5, 2014


Happy Friday to you. As we already discussed this week, it's the Fantasy Football playoffs, so I confess to being a bit distracted-my "Action News Team" (it's an Anchorman-themed league) is the defending champion in the league I play in and I've had the championship trophy on my desk all year. I'm hoping it gets to stay for a while longer, even if it means rooting for Peyton Manning (he's my quarterback).

For the 90% of you that don't play Fantasy Football, here's what you came here for, or as Tom Brady would say, "Boom-Shakalaka":

Stories that have us clicking on NH1.com:

Clayton Stiver's got the latest on what we can expect from tonight and Saturday's winter weather.

NH1 Investigates officer-involved shootings in the state.

You'd think the way Democrats feel about Bill O'Brien that their backing of Shawn Jasper meant they were hoping for a more moderate Speaker of the House. That may not be the case.

New Hampshire is part of a $3.8 million settlement with SiriusXM.

Police are looking for help solving a Concord hit-and-run mystery.

2 Merrmiack teens are facing charges for doing donuts on a Little League field.

The NH1 Children's Auction happens next week-our parent company, Binnie Media, made a donation to a program that feeds hungry kids on the Seacoast with money raised from the Auction.

Tom Brady is rocking an awesome mullet in this new ad for a fantasy sports site.

Here's some events we're following from the NH1 Media Center today:

Former Hewlett-Packard executive Carly Fiorina was the keynote speaker at a breakfast meeting in Bedford hosted by the Independent Business Council of New Hampshire and Republican Frank Guinta.

At 11am there's a news conference at the Millyard Museum in Manchester. 38 years after a Bicentennial flag was stolen from atop the Weston Observatory, the flag has been returned to the Manchester Historic Association with an unsigned letter of apology.

At noon, Fairpoint union workers will be rallying in Market Square in Portsmouth marking the 50th day of their strike.

At 1pm, Senator Kelly Ayotte will join Export-Import Bank Chairman Fred Hochberg in Nashua to tour Seaboard International Forest Products and meet with New Hampshire exporters.

Dover's annual festival of trees is tonight at Dover City Hall. Rochester's Christmas tree lighting ceremony takes place this evening as well.

Top News from around New Hampshire

Just over the border in Boston, protests over the Grand Jury decision on the Eric Garner case disrupted the annual Boston Common tree lighting ceremony.

A fire has left 11 people homeless in Manchester.

There's controversy over a settlement with federal officials that reversed the expedited explusion of a Manchester student accused of assault.

A pipe leak forced water to be cut off at the Manchester Gardens apartment complex.

The Governor is urging negotiations in the ongoing Fairpoint dispute.

A rock flying through a windshield has left a man from Peterborough in critical condition.

Police just over the border in South Berwick, Maine, have shot a woman dead after they say she pointed a gun at officers.


The son of a former State Rep will get 2 to 5 years for his role in a brawl in Manchester.

A Durham man is facing a third DUI charge.


An early-morning chase through Dover, Durham, and Lee ended in the arrest of a man from Newmarket.

A Strafford woman's been charged with driving drunk with a baby in the car.

A Derry man's been charged with trying to arrange to meet a 13-year old for sex-who turned out to be an undercover police officer.

Police say they've arrested a man in connection with a convenience store robbery in Keene.

The quest for beer landed a Nashua man in handcuffs after police say he broke in to a Manchester convenience store.

Concord police are looking for a suspect in a Tuesday hit-and-run.

Hollis police are warning of a phone scam involving a fake "U.S. Treasury" agent.

An accident in Rochester left a teenage pedestrian injured Thursday afternoon.

Police in Portsmouth hope to bulld trust through a "Cops on Corners" program.


The real work has begun for the new House Speaker after his upset victory on Wednesday.

NH Senate Committee assignments were announced Thursday.

The state is nearing a decision on the proposed Mt. Sunapee expansion.

Nashua will review a $5.1 million contract to upgrade the city's radio communications system.

While Plaistow's town planner faces charges of identity fraud, the town has hired a replacement.

The Shaker School District will hold public hearings next month on "Universal Pre-K".


Another local restaurant in Nashua will honor gift certificates for the now-closed Villa Banca.

UMass-Lowell's Chancellor says they're actively recruiting students from New Hampshire.

A new 110 Grill restaurant opens in Nashua Monday.

After 105 years, a jeweler is on the move from its longtime West Pearl Street location in Nashua.

Better snowmaking means earlier openings for local ski resorts.

Local Sports

UNH's football coach says the team is ready for Saturday's big playoff game.

Another road loss for the Bruins on the west coast.

While a former UNH goalie has been dismissed from the team following assault charges earlier this semester, he is back in school.

Other News

Mason will hold an informational meeting about a proposed pipeline through town next weekend.

A retired New Hampshire Supreme Court Justice has died.

Pinkerton Academy celebrated the 200th anniversary of the first day of classes yesterday.

Penacook's Community Center is still looking for a home.

A holiday light show is underway nightly at Dover's City Hall.

There are road closures in Rochester due to this weekend's holiday festivities.

World and National News

A second night of protests follow a grand jury's decision not to bring charges against a white police officer in the choking death of an unarmed black man in New York City.

The Department of Justice is recommending a focus on community policing in a report on Cleveland's Police Department. That report follows a controversial police shooting of a 12-year-old with an air gun video shows was shot 2 seconds after police arrived on scene.

Another controversial police shooting is under investigation in Pheonix.

NASA has successfully launched the Orion spacecraft.

Car bomb attacks have killed 37 in Iraq.

An American couple cleared of the death of their 8-year old in Qatar is back home.

The Grammy awards have been announced; here's a look at the top nominees.

Bill Cosby is looking to dismiss a new sex abuse lawsuit.

The trouble continues for Cosby-the Navy has revoked his honorary title.

LL Bean is struggling to keep up with demand for the "Bean Boot" this holiday season.

Big losses for one of America's largest department store chains.

A NY court has ruled chimps don't have the same rights as humans.

A rough start for Tiger Woods as he tries to work his way back from injury.

While he's rumored to be in the new Star Wars film, Benedict Cumberbatch is definitely going to be playing a Marvel comic book superhero in an upcoming movie.


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