Feb 20, 2015 4:58 AM

All Things New Hampshire: Friday, Feb. 20, 2015


Yes, more snow is on the way, but there could be some rain also in the forecast. NH1 Chief Meterologist Clayton Stiver has the details. He's also got an update on the cold temperatures we're dealing with today.

One person has died in a fire in Danbury.

A fire engulfed Stratham Tire in Laconia Thursday night.

As roofs around the state continue to be weighed down by snow, we took a look at a way to measure snow on your roof using PVC pipe and a tape measure.

A new NH1 News Poll finds that Granite State Republicans thinking of voting in next year's primary don't believe a college degree is necessary to be president. The issue has been a national conversation recently because of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, who attended but didn't finish college and is now weighing a White House run.

Police departments who use body cameras say they're important to help maintain officer's credibility, and some lawmakers want to make them required gear-but others say that's too costly. See our NH1 Investigates report from Andy Mattison.

A Senate panel is aiming to cut a pair of business taxes.

The legislature is considering a bill that would close the so-called "gun show loophole" when it comes to background checks.

The Vice President is planning a visit to New Hampshire next week, fueling talk of a 2016 run.

A former Maryland Governor is making the rounds in the Granite State next week as he considers a White House run.

The Merrimack County Sheriff's office is warning of a phone scam where the callers are impersonating law enforcement.

Why stop at an arrest warrant for Punxsatawney Phil? Now Queen Elsa's a wanted woman.

John Bolton spoke this morning at a "Politics & Eggs" event at St. Anselm's College.

Unions have begun voting on a proposed new Fairpoint contract, after an agreement was reached between the company and workers Thursday.

Top News

The Crossings at Fox Run was closed Thursday, the latest business to be impacted by concerns over snow on the roof.

Sanborn Middle School 8th graders have been relocated to the high school because of roof problems.

A dental office in Nashua also was evacuated after cracks were discovered.

Watch out for icicles in downtown Dover.

An expert at UNH says: Get your roof shoveled by Monday. Portsmouth officials are also concerned about roofs with rain on the way.

Residents displaced by partial roof collapses at Patriots Park apartments in Portsmouth are getting help and donations as they wait to go back to their homes.

Concord could have a record cold February on its hands.

The Nathaniel Kibby trial likely won't start until 2016 as evidence is exchanged in the case.

Two men involved in a Farmington murder were sentenced Thursday.

Portsmouth officials say they're $32,000 over their snow removal budget for the winter.

An extended parking ban is underway in Manchester.

A disoriented skier was rescued Thursday at Attitash.

A former Fortune 500 Executive pleaded guilty Thursday for the accident that killed a Vermont couple, including a pregnant woman.


The list of attendees to April's NH GOP Summit is growing.

Another potential 2016 hopeful, Marco Rubio, will be in Hollis on Monday for a book signing.

Democrats in NH are launching a campaign today taking aim at Senator Kelly Ayotte, calling on her to vote to fund the Department of Homeland Security.

Senator Ayotte says she's working to fight the state's heroin epidemic.

Governor Hassan is DC-bound.

Rules governing the seizure of private property in connection with criminal cases is the subject of the debate in Concord.

Lawmakers have voted to change rules on a regional greenhouse gas initiative program (also known as a "cap-and-trade" program).

The city of Hudson is settling a panhandling lawsuit.

The strange dispute over approval of a school budget ballot is over in LItchfield after an appearance in court Thursday.


A man convicted of a drive-by shooting in Nashua will spend at least 4 years in prison.

Prison time for a man convicted of mugging an elderly woman and stealing her purse.

A jury will begin deliberating in the case of one of a group of people accused of robbing the grave of a Colebrook businessman.

Should a Christmas Tree farm in Henniker be allowed to hold weddings? It's a legal fight that has reached the State Supreme Court.


Crews are battling a home fire in Hampton.

Months after a deadly drug overdose, a Mont Vernon man has been arrested for taking evidence from the scene.

A wrong-way driver has been charged with DUI after a crash on Route 101 in Brentwood.

No injuries after a truck rolled over on the Everett Turnpike Thursday. A truck driver was charged after an earlier accident tied up traffic on the Everett.

A snow squall is being blamed for multiple accidents in Stratham.

A Massachusetts man is being detained on weapons charges in Allenstown.

A gas leak in Manchester that led to a road closure appears to now be fixed. Two people have been arrested for ignoring that road closure.


Kinder Morgan is wrapping up its series of informational meetings next week. Hundreds attended Wednesday night's session in Londonderry.

The Governor has declared next week "Entrepeneurship Week" in New Hampshire.

Fairpoint's opening a new data center in Manchester.


Malcom Butler, the hero of the Pats' Super Bowl win, is getting a hero's welcome in his hometown.

The Celtics were part of a wild series of trades on Thursday.

For those of you still paying attention to Deflategate, this update from the Colts.

Other News

Drug-related offenses at Londonderry's high school are on the rise, and that has gotten the attention of school officials.

A "48 Hours" CBS special spotlighting the Lizzi Marriott murder case that ran last weekend was the nation's highest-rated show that night.

A $4.8 million grant will help children and pregnant women get home wellness visits.

National and World News

The Aaron Hernandez murder case is focusing on a pair of shoes.

Bill O'Reilly is angrily denying accusations that he had a "Brian Williams moment" during coverage of the Falklands war in 1982.

One of the people behind the hit series "Parks & Recreation"-airing its season finale next week-has died at the age of 30.

Charlie Sheen's character (though not Charlie himself) made a return in the series finale of "Two and a Half Men".

An update on the health of the daughter of Whitney Houston, found unresponsive in a bathtub several weeks ago.


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