Dec 4, 2015 5:10 AM

All Things New Hampshire: Friday, December 4, 2015

Stories that have us clicking on

The family of a former New Hampshire native injured in Wednesday's shootings in San Bernadino, California, says faith saved her. The 14 killed in the shooting have been identified.

Once again, Second Amendment advocates in New Hampshire are finding themselves defending the right to bear arms in the wake of another mass shooting.

Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton renewed her call for the tightening of gun laws in the wake of Wednesday's shooting.

In the wake of Wednesday's mass shooting, we take a look at 3 steps that could save your life in an active shooter situation.

New Hampshire is just one of 5 states that has not had a mass shooting this year.

Matthew Dion was sentenced Thursday to at least 60 years in prison for the murder of his parents, and additional time for the burning of their Manchester home.

A legislative panel has endorsed keeping records of proven cases of child abuse on file forever.

Two South Carolina women are under arrest and their business is shut down after being accused of selling sick puppies to Granite Staters.

A Concord man is under arrest in connection with the stealing of gift cards from the Operation Santa Claus charity.

An American Airlines flight attendant from New Hampshire is facing charges she attacked fellow crew members during a transatlantic flight.

Police testimony revealed that no firearms were found in the home where a Hampton Falls man told officers he was "going to get a gun" during a four-hour standoff.

A Laconia man who threatened to kill city firefighters who'd administered Narcan to his girlfriend pleaded guilty and received a suspended sentence.

A Somersworth linen company pled guilty Thursday to accusations a former IT director hacked into the computer system of a competitor to steal information.

A convicted sex offender is under arrest in Manchester after creating a Facebook page.

5 people are facing charges of running a retail crime enterprise after being arrested outside the Macy's in Salem.

A man is facing charges after assaulting a Macy's employee in Nashua.

Police say a Merrimack man stopped on suspicion of OUI is facing additional charges after a stolen gun was found in his car.

Police have identified the driver killed in a crash in Derry on Wednesday morning.

Manchester is launching a fundraising campaign to refurbish the Briggs Community Center.

A new UNH study is looking at "helmetless hitting" in an attempt to cut down on concussions in football.

A Dartmouth College professor who created a unique language-teaching method that was adopted by the Peace Corps in the 1960s has died. John Rassias was 90.

An attempt to avoid a deer on I-89 in Enfield ended up leading to a truck jack-knifing early Thursday morning.

A study suggests the worst quality of New Hampshire is...a lack of inland waterways. Our best aspect? The fewest number of poor people.

Stories we're following from the NH1 Media Center

Admiral Mike Mullen and NH1 Political Director Paul Steinhauser are taking part in a forum titled "America’s Global Leadership: What’s at Stake in 2016?" at St. Anselm College.

GOP Presidential candidate John Kasich continues his visit to the Granite State today.

Republican Presidential candidate and former New York Governor George Pataki campaigns in the western part of the state today, with stops in Lebanon and Keene.

A competency hearing is scheduled for today in North Carolina for the New Hampshire flight attendant charged with attacking other crew members on her American Airlines flight.

The New Hampshire Behavioral Health Summit continues today in Portsmouth.

Dover's 6th Annual Festival of Trees happens tonight from 4pm to 8pm at Dover City Hall.

Top News from around New Hampshire

1 person is dead after an early-morning fire in Concord.

A Seabrook woman accused of trying to kill her children by attempting to get them to drink bleach has been committed to a state hospital for at least 5 years.

New court documents suggest that 3 year-old Brielle Gage had injuries consistent with battered child syndrome.

Remy Gross-Santos, the Portsmouth teen convicted on charges he struck two women in Hampton while driving his car back in June of 2014, is appealing his conviction to the Supreme Court.

A shooting that left one person injured is under investigation by the Manchester police department.

A new poll suggests that Chris Christie is gaining ground in New Hampshire following a couple of key endorsements.

Is a big (and I mean BIG) American flag at a business in Chichester...too big?


The Kingston Children’s Center is denying it was negligent and says it can't be held liable after being sued by parents of a 3 year-old who say a teenage volunteer sexually abused her during nap time.

A federal judge has ruled that the Portsmouth Police officer who was sanctioned after speaking to a local newspaper about the disputed inheritance case of former Sergeant Aaron Goodwin can bring a state claim against city and police officials.

A Seabrook man was sentenced this week to 9½ years in prison after pleading guilty to trying to sell synthetic marijuana, sometimes called "Spice", to undercover officers.


Republican Presidential candidate John Kasich brought his campaign to Salem for a Town Hall meeting Thursday night.

The legislative task force that's putting together recommendations to deal with the state's growing opioid crisis is considering updating rules governing those that oversee opioid prescribers.

Republican Presidential candidate Jeb Bush has picked up an endorsement from a longtime North Country newspaper owner.

Senator Jeanne Shaheen is praising the passage of a 5-year federal highway bill that will help finish local projects like the Sarah Long Bridge.

The New Hampshire Insurance Department is accepting comments on a proposed merger between health insurance giants Anthem and Cigna.

A drug treatment provider wants to implement a program that exchanges clean needles for used ones, but it may require a change in state law.

A State Senator wants to raise the parking rates at Hampton Beach on the busiest days of the summer.

Hampton officials are considering increasing access for the public along Hampton River-by taking a marina by eminent domain.

Portsmouth city officials are considering ways to improve safety on Woodbury Avenue.

Volunteers for the Dover School District will have to get background checks for a second time after the original applications were mistakenly destroyed by a janitor.

Mixed results for Dover students who took the Smarter Balanced Assessment test.


Officials continue to investigate a fire in Bedford.

An investigation is underway after a probation/parole officer's gun was fired during a visit to a home in Raymond on Thursday.

Police in Manchester are investigating after a robbery at a CVS on South Willow Street last night.

Police in Rochester have officially changed their policy in dealing with compliant suspects, who will no longer have to be cuffed while they are being booked.

There's new charges for a Merrimack man accused in September of concealing a handgun in his car, even though he told police he had no idea where it came from.

Police are searching for an armed robber in Littleton.


The Mount Washington Hotel and the Bretton Woods ski area have new owners.

Ridership on the COAST bus in Somersworth is down after the implementation of a 50-cent surcharge back in August.

A California-based company is considering building a commercial laundry facility in Nashua.

Other News

Governor Hassan was among those on hand at a ceremony Thursday marking the 125th anniversary of the New Hampshire Veterans Home.

Have you noticed a lot of porcupines around this year? Here's a possible explanation why.

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