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Feb 13, 2015 8:25 AM

All Things New Hampshire: Friday, February 13, 2015


Here we go again: A blizzard watch has been issued for the seacoast as a winter storm moves through our area Saturday into Sunday. Here's NH1 Meterologist Clayton Stiver's extended forecast.

Stories that have us clicking on NH1.com:

3 people have now died after a Thursday night crash on the Spaulding Turnpike in Milton.

Governor Hassan laid out her 2-year budget proposal to legislators Thursday, with a few suggestions on how to increase revenue.

A man who barricaded himself in a hotel room in Portsmouth yesterday afternoon turned himself in to police after a couple of hours.

NH1's Keke Vencill had a special look at the plight of homeless families in a special report, "Failing our Families". Many homeless shelters don't accept families, and we spoke to one family in that situation.

Former Texas Governor Rick Perry visited the NH1 studios Thursday and spoke with NH1's Paul Steinhauser as well as with NH1 Radio.

Jeb Bush has hired a local political operative and is making plans to visit NH.

A judge has denied a motion to consolidate a hearing in the case of Nathaniel Kibby, accused of kidnapping a Conway teen.

A gas pump awning collapsed with people on top of it in Conway - see the photos.

Cars in commuter lots are getting buried in snow-and it's confusing some owners who are having trouble finding them.

A California man has been arrested in connection with a New Hampshire kidnapping.

Dover's fire department is asking for help with shoveling hydrants.

There was a $1 million dollar winner in New Hampshire in Wednesday night's Powerball drawing.

Stories we're following from the NH1 Media Center today:

Kewei Chen, found guilty of a sex assault on the UNH campus, will be sentenced today.

The 86th annual Laconia Sled Dog Derby gets underway today and continues through the weekend.

Top News from around New Hampshire

Portsmouth needs a new place to put its snow.

Roof contractors are working overtime trying to clear all that snow on top of homes and businesses.

The criminal threatening trial of a former Dover City Councilor continued Thursday, with a former roomate testifying.

The University System of New Hampshire is getting a budget from Governor Hassan that's 10 percent less than requested.

The commander of a VFW in Raymond says he plans to fight a smoking ban there.

The days of unlimited parking at meters for the handicapped in Portsmouth may be coming to an end.


Congressman Frank Guinta has filed legislation that would do away with the so-called "Cadillac Tax" in the Affordable Care Act.

The Senate has passed a bill that would do away with the state's registration process for concealed weapons.

The Senate also passed legislation restricting sales of synthetic drugs like "Spice".

A packed house in Brentwood as parents and educators gathered to oppose a proposed $650,000 cut to the school budget.

A bill that would prevent the state from implementing Common Core standards passed the NH Senate Thursday.

Strong opposition at a legislative hearing Thursday for a bill that would charge for retrieval of public records under right-to-know requests.

A state rep wants the Attorney General to re-open a 2001 murder case against a man convicted of killing a 21 month-old girl.

A public hearing was held last night in Bow on a proposed bond for a new public safety complex.

A new job for the former NH Speaker of the House.

School officials in Derry are recommending class size limits.


A disabled sex offender has won a Supreme Court decision that allows him to have his name removed from the registry.

One of the men accused of killing a Madbury teen wants his trial to start sooner.

An Exeter man convicted of stalking has had his appeal rejected by the State Supreme Court.

A man accused of attacking a UNH staffer with a champagne bottle is forgoing a plea deal and wants a jury trial.

2 people have been dismissed from a lawsuit by an Auburn road agent who's accused of illegally dumping waste on town land.


A brief evacuation of a Manchester elementary school yesterday due to a gas odor.

An early-morning fire Thursday in Strafford has left a family of 4 homeless.

Police say the discovery of a body in a snowbank in Portsmouth doesn't suggest any threat to the public.

A repeat shoplifter at a Market Basket in Concord is the subject of a police investigation.

A car fire on Route 101 in Exeter leads to DWI charges for a man from Epping.


Eversource (formerly PSNH) has been tapped to build what's being called one of the largest electronic transmission projects in recent New England history.

Other News

Nashua's received a grant that would help clean up a city landfill.

It appears there's some enthusiasm for the "50 Shades of Grey" film in New Hampshire.

Sure, youv'e heard of speed dating-but how about speed dating on a ski lift?

Things I learned from this story: Firefighters do actually rescue cats from trees, and cats really do land on their feet, even from great heights.

This warrant arrest for Punxsatawney Phil is getting a little out of hand.

World and National News

Same-sex marriage has arrived in Alabama.

The murder trial of the man accused of killing the subject of the film "American Sniper" continued Thursday.

Rosie O'Donnell has said goodbye to The View, again.

New details about events that happened in the days before the daughter of Whitney Houston was found unconscious in a bathtub.

The probe into NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams is reportedly expanding.

For what it's worth, here are some reviews of the new "50 Shades of Grey" film.


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