Dec 18, 2015 5:17 AM

All Things New Hampshire: Friday, December 18, 2015

A woman has started a petition to keep Jazzmyn Rood behind bars. Rood is the mother of Eve Tarmey and is charged in connection with the girl's overdose death in October.

"Hello Barbie", a new version of the classic childrens' toy, comes with some serious data security concerns...NH1's Celine McArthur investigates "Hackable Barbie".

Star Wars fans flocked to the movie theaters Thursday night to see the 7th installment of the film franchise...your (spoiler-free) look at the turnout here in New Hampshire is right here.

A new report suggests that while the total number of homeless in the Granite State is stable, the number of homeless families in New Hampshire is on the rise...NH1's Keke Vencill looks at efforts underway in Manchester to reverse that trend.

With a key election season just head, gun shop in New Hampshire say more people are giving the gift of guns this Christmas.

Police in Tilton raided an apartment Wednesday afternoon and say they expect more arrests after discovering what they believe to be methamphetamine and heroin.

A key member of Donald Trump's campaign in New Hampshire is looking to push NH GOP chair Jennifer Horn-who's been vocal about her disagreement with Trump's policies-out of her job.

It's official-New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation primary is set for February 9, 2016.

Flags will fly at half-staff on Saturday in honor of a New Hampshire Army Ranger killed during a live-fire exercise in Georgia last week.

A Massachusetts man has pleaded guilty in federal court to transporting a minor across state lines for illegal sexual activity.

A real-life case of "Footloose" here in New Hampshire? Exeter High School is putting an end to all dances outside of the junior and senior prom because of ongoing issues with behavior at those dances.

A postal worker in Meriden has been accused of opening people's mail and stealing gift cards and cash before resealing and replacing the envelopes.

Police in Salem are looking for a suspect in the robbery of a Citizens Bank at a Shaw's Supermarket.

A Hancock man is facing charges after his car smashed into a storefront in Claremont.

Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman is lending a hand in the effort to help raise money for a Hampstead family whose home was destroyed by fire last weekend.

An anonymous donor has offered to match $100,000 worth of donations, potentially bringing a total of $200,000 to the N.H. Food Bank.

Several welcome centers in northern New Hampshire are re-opening for the holiday season.

The state Fish and Game department's first K9 dog has died peacefully at home after serving the state for 8 years.

Today's NH1 Top 5: The top 5 thrift shops on the Seacoast.

Stories we're following from the NH1 Media Center

Linda Horan will be traveling to Portland, Maine today to get medical marijuana. The terminal cancer patient from New Hampshire successfully sued the state for the right to get a medical marijuana ID card to allow her to travel to Maine to get the medication, months ahead of the opening of the state's dispensaries.

State and local first responders will train together this afternoon using a new Active Threat Scenario Simulator at the NH Fire Academy in Concord.

Top News

Court records show that the man accused of giving Eve Tarmey the drugs that led to her fatal overdose in October was an informant for the DEA.

Portsmouth High School's principal says students are telling her that they see drug overdoses "all the time".

Student leaders at Exeter High School are weighing in on the decision to end dances outside of the junior & senior prom.


Six Republican Presidential candidates have signed up for next month's "First in the Nation Presidential Town Hall".

Democratic Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders picked up an endorsement from the Communications Workers of America Thursday.

The chair of the DNC is defending her decision to drop WMUR-TV from tomorrow night's Democratic Presidential candidates debate.

After a terminally ill woman successfully sued the state for access to a medical marijuana card, the Attorney General is advising health officials to start issuing the cards to eligible patients, even though they can't yet buy medical marijuana legally in the state.

The State Health Department is proposing to convert part of the Sununu Youth Services Center-New Hampshire's juvenile detention facility-into a residential psychiatric treatment center for youth.

Nashua city officials have approved funding for a feasibility study for a performance arts center in the downtown area.

Merrimack's town manager is recommending a proposed budget with a 9 percent spending increase.

Derry's proposed school budget calls for an increase of just over 2%.

Franklin residents are unhappy with the condition of their roads, but city officials say it's a question of funding.


A man prosecutors call a "career criminal" and with a history of violence will spend at least 33 years in prison after being sentenced Thursday in Nashua.

A man convicted of impersonating a police officer while pulling over women on the Seacoast is expected to be sent to prison for probation violation.

A Massachusetts man accused in the beating death of a man in Nashua on the night of the 2014 Holiday Stroll plans to plead self-defense.

A jury trial has been scheduled for the Rochester man accused of sucker-punching a Somersworth man and breaking his jaw outside of a bar in downtown Dover earlier this year.

A judge on Thursday dismissed a criminal threatening charge against a man who was accused of telling an officer that he was getting a gun during a four-hour standoff in Hampton Falls.

One of two men arrested for fighting on the side of Route 101 in Raymond during a road rage incident back in June is set to plead guilty.

A member of the "Free Keene" movement was found not guilty by a jury on charges of resisting arresting and a mistrial on a disorderly conduct charge in a case connected to a standoff in Keene last year that ended in a man shooting and killing himself.

An ex-state forensic psychologist, fired after showing up late to a court hearing in Concord, has filed a complaint against the judge in that case, claiming remarks he made about the delay were unsubstantiated and defamatory.


A Middleton man turned himself into police Thursday and is facing charges of sexually assaulting a 13 year-old.

A car that caught fire in Farmington Thursday afternoon damaged a nearby buidling that houses the local Masonic Hall.

Police are trying to figure out how the man who died in a rollover crash on Route 101 last weekend and has a history of impersonating a police officer got a hold of a police-style vehicle.

A man shot in the leg in an incident in Manchester back on December 1st was arrested this week on charges of his own.

Police in Salem are investigating an incident involving three men who were driving a van containing a motorcycle reportedly stolen from a condo complex.

Police in Candia are investigating a rash of burglaries at commercial businesses.


Eversource says the last year saw the lowest number of outages on record.

Ending a lengthy debate, the Sea-3 propane storage facility has finally gotten the go-ahead to begin its proposed expansion.

Residents in Temple gathered this week to hear potential health concerns a proposed natural gas pipeline might bring to the community.

Realtors say 2015 was one of the strongest in New Hampshire in a decade.

Other News

Despite the lack of snow thus far, state officials are expecting a strong winter season for tourism.

The water main pipe that broke this week in Manchester dates back to 1884.

A study says New Hampshire cities rank below average for LGBT rights.

Cleanup continues at the Portsmouth Gas Light Company Restaurant, damaged by fire earlier this month, and fundraising efforts are ramping up for those impacted by the restaurant's closing.

A cab driver in Portsmouth is facing suspension after being accused of no-showing on clients, driving a "smelly and filthy" cab "erractically" and being unkempt.

Neighbors of Concord's Kimball-Jenkins estate, which has been plagued for years by flooding due to runoff from I-393 during heavy rains, are concerned about a proposal to fix the problem and its impact on them.

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