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All Things New Hampshire: Friday, December 11, 2015


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Donald Trump was back in New Hampshire Thursday, picking up an endorsement from the New England Police Benevolent Association-and also drawing protestors. During Trump's remarks, he promised a mandatory death penalty to anyone who kills a police officer.

Ohio Governor John Kasich was among those campaigning in the Granite State today, and says he'd have 50% support if he had the same amount of airtime as Donald Trump.

The body of Concord kayaker John Stapler was pulled from Turkey Lake on Thursday-a place he knew well.

14 people were busted in Nashua this week on charges of dealing cocaine and heroin-some of them repeat offenders.

A Windham woman is facing DWI charges after police say she drove 10 miles the wrong way on the Everett Turnpike, I-293, and I-93.

Damages from Wednesday's fire at the building that houses the Portland Gas Light Company is estimated at $2.1 million.

A shortage of qualified nurses is having a direct impact on a boy from Rochester, who had to be airlifted to a Boston hospital this week after a medical issue.

A national gun safety organization is calling out New Hampshire over new FBI data that shows the state ranks among the worst-performing states at submitting mental health records of people with dangerous mental illness to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.

The controversy over the distribution of flyers with the word "Christmas" on them in SAU 29 schools is cooling down, as both sides say they're now working together.

Owe taxes? You've got a one-time chance to pay without penalty as part of an effort that could raise as much as $16 million in revenue for the state.

A Senate committee has approved Emily Gray Rice to serve as U.S. Attorney for New Hampshire.

A Manchester woman is facing charges of crack cocaine possession after a traffic stop Wednesday evening.

UNH researchers are developing a new salmon breed that can be served here in New England.

The 8 year-old who was badly injured in an arson fire that killed her family is getting an overwhelming response to her request to receive Christmas cards from around the world.

A group of local college students have started an online fundraiser for the Manchester Animal Shelter.

The city of Lewiston, Maine has had enough of squirrels climbing all over their Christmas tree-so their solution is to zap them.

Today's NH1 Top 5: The top 5 best places to get a burger in NH.

Events we're following from the NH1 Media Center

Several Republican Presidential candidates are in the Granite State today:
--New Jersey Governor Chris Christie holds a town hall meeting in Wolfeboro this evening.
--Carly Fiorina attends a Meet the Presidential Candidates event at Sheehan, Phinney, Bass and Green in Manchester.
--South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham holds a town hall meeting at Concord High School this morning, then stops by the Chamber of Commerce for a roundtable at 1pm.
--Ohio Governor John Kasich vists Keene for a C&S Wholesale Grocers Employee Town Hall Meeting at 10:30am, a Main Street American Group Employee Town Hall meeting at noon, and Smiths Medical Employee Town Hall meeting at 2:30pm. He'll stop for a meet and greet in Peterborough before attending a house party in Bedford this evening.
--Kentucky Senator Rand Paul attends a Derry-Londonderry Chamber of Commerce Town Hall at Halligan Tavern in Derry at noon, then stops by Athens Pizza in Keene at 5:30pm before attending a town hall at Franklin Pierce University at 7pm.

Senator Jeanne Shaheen meets with UNH students today who are working on a campaign to fight the radicalization of people by extremist groups.

Opponents of the proposed Kinder-Morgan natural gas pipeline are holding a rally this morning in Concord.

The rescheduled probable cause hearing for Michael Younge, accused of shooting and killing a man in Manchester last November, is set to take place this afternoon.

Today's the final day for the Greater Lakes Region Children's Auction.

Top News

Thursday, the State Medical Society went before the legislative task force investigating ways to fight the opioid and heroin crisis to discuss how best to regulate opioid perscriptions. Senate Majority Leader Jeb Bradley says most of the drug-related bills scheduled to be fast-tracked have been chosen.

Critics of the proposed Kinder-Morgan natural gas pipeline are now questioning whether the company has the financial stability to complete the project.

Rail officials in Boston are looking for answers after a subway train took off Thursday morning-without a driver.

A week before a Democratic Presidential debate in New Hampshire, employees of WMUR involved in a wage dispute is looking for the party and presidential candidates to call on management to end the dispute-or risk being dropped from the debate plans.


Jeb Bush continues his attempt to regain ground in the polls for the GOP Presidential Primary, making several stops around the state on Thursday.

Another GOP hopeful, Lindsey Graham, is on the attack, offering harsh criticism of Donald Trump during stops around New Hampshire Thursday.

GOP candidate Carly Fiorina was in Concord Thursday calling on the repeal of the Dodd-Frank legislation that regulates the banking industry.

A Manchester school board committee will meet next week to review the policies surrounding audio and video recordings in city classrooms.

An investigation into anonymous claims that a Portsmouth Police Commissioner stalked and set a boyfriend's car on fire back in 1999 have be determined to be unsubstantiated.

The Rochester School Board has voted to do away with a 9-week civics course at Spaulding High School.

Dover's decades-old winter parking ban-which bars parking on any city streets between 1am and 6am, even when there's no snow at all-is drawing new scrutiny.

A Nashua panel worked on the criteria for its Request for Proposal for vendors looking to replace union custodial workers at the city schools.

A steering committee met in Concord today to discuss a proposal for full-day kindergarten in city schools.


A local commercial fisherman is filing suit against the federal government for imposing costs on the fishing industry he says will drive them out of business.

Prosecutors say a New York man is facing additional charges connected to a September incident where he was accused of convincing a 13-year-old Derry girl to sneak out of her home so they could have sex at a motel in Salem.

The trial of a former state trooper accused of punching his ex-wife in the face and destroying her phone is now in the hands of the jury.

A state prison guard has been acquitted of witness tampering.


Police say a man convicted in the past for impersonating a police officer is in trouble again for an illegal taxi service that ferried prostitutes and was used to sell drugs, and the tipping point was a complaint from a woman passenger who says he sexually harassed her.

A former employee of the Conway Area Humane Society is accused of embezzling nearly $10,000 from the nonprofit group.

A Keene man is under arrest on charges he held up two convenience stores at knifepoint.

Police say a Milton man is facing DWI charges after an accident involving a truck Thursday afternoon on Route 108 in Somersworth.

The Rockingham County Law Enforcement Officers Association has created "Challenge Coins" in memory of fallen Brentwood Police Officer Stephen Arkell.


The bill for lobbyists working on behalf of Kinder-Morgan in their effort to bring a natural gas pipeline to Southern New Hampshire tops $70,000.

Groundbreaking for a a third Tuscan Kitchen & Market location-this one in Portsmouth-was held on Thursday.

Other News

Community members in Bedford are doing their part to help aid a family of five whose home was recently destroyed by fire.

Snowy owls have been spotted along the New Hampshire seacoast.


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