Feb 6, 2015 8:10 AM

All Things New Hampshire: Friday, February 6, 2015


Stories that have us clicking on NH1.com

The bus driver behind the wheel in Tuesday's accident in Nottingham is now facing criminal charges.

Buyer Beware: some hospitals charge Medicare patients much more than they realize. NH1's Shari Small investigates.

The man whose wife was shot during a break-in attack in Saco, Maine is now charged with attempted murder.

The number of State Police Cruisers hit this winter is up to 19.

Snow appears to be the culprit in that roof collapse at an apartment building in Nashua.

Relive the nightmare that was yesterday's ride into work through our photo gallery.

Stalking is an issue on UNH's campus in Durham-but it's also being underreported.

Senator Jeanne Shaheen is calling on Congress to pass a budget for the Department of Homeland Security so it can continue to aid local agencies.

Texas Governor Rick Perry is heading back to the Granite State next week as he considers a 2016 Presidential run.

Events we're following from the NH1 Media Center

There could be a verdict today in the arson trial of a former Peterborough firefighter, accused of setting several fires around Durham in the fall of 2013.

After 19 accidents involving State Police cruisers this winter, Public Safety officials are holding a news conference at the Department of Motor Vehicles in Concord urging you to be careful during bad weather.

Jurors in the Aaron Hernandez murder trial will visit the home of the former Patriots tight end today.

Preparations for the 36th annual Great Rotary Fishing Derby continue.

Top News from around New Hampshire

The Nottingham bus driver that's been charged in connection with Tuesday's accident reportedly was using a device just before the incident.

Manchester school officials are apologizing to parents after yesterday's messy morning commute.

Anthem says 290,000 people in New Hampshire are at risk from its data breach.

The trial of James Robarge continues. He's the Vermont man accused of killing his wife on the day she filed for divorce and dumping her body in New Hampshire and is now on the stand.

A flu outbreak has led to restricted access at the VA Center in Manchester.

The state fire marshal has a warning: Clean off your roof.

The former Seabrook Police officer accused of assaulting a suspect while in custody-all caught on tape-has lost his latest bid to have his charges dismissed.

Nashua high school athletes are fighting to keep their sports from losing funding in the latest proposed budget.

Despite a recent survey that showed a number of students had brought weapons to Dover High School, plans for the new school don't include metal detectors.

Here's why you were delayed if you were driving on the Everett Turnpike this morning.


It's Hillary for the Democrats-and a wide-open race for Republicans-in a new poll taking a look at the race for the White House.

There's polarized opinions at the State House over a proposed constitutional amendment that would give lawmakers the sole authority to decide state education standards.

A pair of bills intended to thwart the implementation of Common Core standards have been killed by a legislative commimttee in Concord.

A bill that would ban "Spice" and other synthetic drugs was discussed in Concord Thursday.

A House committee has killed a bill that would have allowed landlords to collect last month's rent (in addition to first month's rent AND a security deposit).

A decades-old agreement between the state and a number of Concord-area towns that provides them needed "flood money" is being tested.

Portsmouth's City Council got its first look last night at a proposed plan for a new downtown parking garage.

A special election will be held in Nashua for the seat of an At-Large Alderman who's moving out of state.

Hollis is considering whether or not to preserve land that's been farmed since the Civil War.

It could be another long day at the Grafton Town Meeting Saturday, as several controversial items are on the agenda.

Residents of Peverly Hill Road in Portsmouth are pleading with town officials to build sidewalks along the road.


After nearly 5 weeks of testimony, the jury is now deliberating in the arson trial of an ex-Peterborough firefighter.

A man involved in a Manchester break-in and attempted kidnapping of a 2-year old was arraigned in court Thursday.

A judge has ruled that statements to police will be allowed in the case of an Exeter man accused of choking his girlfriend's 3 year-old daughter.

A Claremont woman has pleaded guilty to child pornography charges in Vermont.


A Massachusetts man has died in a snowmobile crash in North Stratford, near the Vermont border.

Two more snowmobile riders were hurt in seperate crashes yesterday afternoon.

A Nashua fugitive wanted on rape charges has been arrested in Florida.

Surveillance video of an attempted robbery in Merrimack earlier this week has been released.

A man wanted in the attempted robbery of a Nashua donut shop has been arrested.

A Manchester woman is accused of stealing from her Hudson employer.

The victim of a Monday accident on Route 3 in Lancaster has been identified.

A serious early-morning crash in Nashua involving an SUV and a tractor-trailer.

A mobile home fire has left 2 people homeless in Northfield.

Grease is being blamed for a fire at an apartment building in Portsmouth.


A medical device maker in Hudson has halted some production because of a recent FDA ruling.


Another setback for Tiger Woods, who's pulled out of this weekend's tournament.

Other News

A missing Chihuahua is back home after enduring snow and freezing cold.

The owners of the Feel Good Farm in Lyndeborough are getting help from the community after a fire damaged the 200 year-old farmhouse earlier this week.

A ceremonial beam signing in Exeter marked a new phase of a construction project at the local YMCA.

The Seacoast Marine Mammal Rescue team has conducted over 73 rescues in its first year.

There's a big snowball fight planned in Nashua this weekend.

Concord's "Snow graveyard" is growing.

Police and teachers in Nashua are gathering to hold a forum on cyber-bullying.

A new app helps UNH students find meals on the go.

Demolition of the old St. Charles Church in Dover has been delayed by at least a year.

The Rochester 9-year old battling both pneumonia and MRSA is on the road to recovery.

A 6th-grader battling a rare form of lukemia is battling-with help from the community.

Our condolences to the family of media colleague Ray Brewer, whose mother recently passed away. We salute her for having a sense of humor, as evidenced by her obiturary.

National and World News

The UN is accusing ISIS of selling children.

The investigation into the airplane crash in Taiwan continues.

As the vaccination debate rages across the US, 5 infants have been diagnosed with measles at an Illinois day care.

Criticism surrounding NBC Nightly News host Brian Williams continues over his "misremembered" story about taking fire while in Iraq.

$755 for a box of condoms? In Venezeula, apparently so.

Here's a Grammys preview for you.


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