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The body of William "Blake" Marston, the Navy SEAL from New Hampshire who was killed in a training accident last week, arrived in Concord last night ahead of services today.

Opening statements Thursday in the murder trial of James Robarge, the Vermont man accused of killing his wife in New Hampshire on the day she filed for divorce.

NH1's Colleen Shaughnessy investigates a 25-year old cold case and a family's plea for someone to come forward in the death of their son.

A student is facing charges after a brief lockdown at Pinkerton Academy Thursday.

The lockdown at Pinkterton follows some troubling numbers about guns in school from a survey at Dover High School.

The Attorney General's office has ruled that a Manchester man was justified in the shooting deaths of two men, including his brother, in November of 2013.

NH1's Paul Steinhauser says a former Mitt Romney aide is back in the fold as rumors of his 2016 candidacy continue to swirl.

With overdoses on the rise in New Hampshire, Governor Hassan is proposing new rules that would allow police to administer Narcan to overdose patients.

A Newington man is accused of putting a GPS device on a woman's car so he could keep track of her whereabouts.

More on yesterday's gridlock around Boston involving protestors blocking the highway.

Easily the most popular story among NH1 producers yesterday-and it involves puppies looking for their forever home.

Some very cold temperatures expected up north tonight have led to a wind chill watch for several counties.

An old Bill Belichick speech has become a rallying cry for Patriots fans heading into Sunday's AFC Champsionship game.

Events we're following from the NH1 Media Center today

Calling hours for Navy SEAL William "Blake" Marston are being held this evening at the Bennett Funeral home, just across the street from the NH1 Media Center. Marston's body arrived at the home yesterday evening as the Concord Fire Department unfurled a ceremonial flag in his honor.

Lawmakers could give final approval to rules that will lay out what you can and can't say on vanity license plates.

U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte will be holding a pair of town hall meetings today, the first at the Loudon Community Building at 1 p.m., then in Barnstead in 4 p.m.

The Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce is hosting a nonpartisan legislative symposium intended for state representatives and area business owners. It's at 1 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel.

Governor Hassan's North Country Inaugural Ball is being held this evening at Bretton Woods.

Top News from around New Hampshire

Manchester police and community members gathered to talk about race relations at a forum Thursday evening.

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul wasn't exactly right when he claimed during a New Hampshire visit Wednesday that half of people on Social Security disability are either anxious, or their back hurts. He may not have been that far off, though, according to some Union-Leader research.

Potential 2016 presidential candidate Jeb Bush made a call to Manchester's mayor Thursday to tell him he's on his way to the Queen City.

A longtime lawyer for a woman who left a Portsmouth police officer $2.7 million says his former client "wasn't 100%" in a deposition ahead of a trial challenging the woman's will.

Testimony continues in the arson trial of a ex-Peterborough on-call firefighter.

This week's Fairpoint customer horror story: a 78-year old woman who lives alone in Dover hasn't had phone service for weeks.

Farmington Police say they've arrested a man involved with robbing a woman at an ATM earlier this week.

Should a picture of a baby on a beer bottle be OK in New Hampshire? One state lawmaker thinks so.


New Hampshire's congressional delegation is calling for transparency in the process surrounding a natural gas pipeline proposed in the southern part of the state.

A repeal of a medical device tax that was a byproduct of the affordable care act has the backing of Senator Jeanne Shaheen.

Congressman Frank Guinta has kicked off his series of "telephone town halls".

Congresswoman Annie Kuster met with small business owners in Nashua Thursday.

Small claims can now be filed online in New Hampshire.

Another former Alderman and mayoral candidate is considering running for mayor in Nashua.

Dover officials have committed $1 million for a road linking to a new Stonewall Kitchen distribution and manufacturing facility.

Hudson officials say they're worried about the growing number of unlicensed food trucks in town.

Longtime Manchester Alderman Ed Osbourne has died after a battle with cancer.


A Merrimack Steak house accused of putting a woman's credit information at risk could be distributing a whole lot of gift cards as part of a proposed settlement. I mean, a lot.

A conviction for a man accused of raping a young girl in Hill and Franklin. The victim, now 20, came forward years later to tell her story.

One of the men accused in a riot incident at Spaulding High School in Rochester is due in court next month.

The lawyer for a woman accused in a witness tampering case wants three Portsmouth police officers to give depositions about their role in the investigation.


A stabbing Thursday night in Manchester is under investigation.

A report of gunshots is under investigation in Portsmouth.

Manchester Police are also investigating a robbery at knifepoint at a Family Dollar store.

Claremont police say they've charged a man after finding a meth lab at his home.

A man who threatened to burn his mother's house to the ground was arrested by police in Newmarket.

2 people in Manchester are facing prostitution charges after being arrested near a middle school.

Police who arrested a man after a report of an assault in Newmarket recovered 16 guns from the man's home.

An alert cashier helped a worried grandfather in Manchester avoid being scammed out of $2000.

Nashua police have arrested a Rhode Island man with credit card fraud.

Police say a shoplifter tried to get creative at the Wal-Mart in Epping, stuffing items into a comforter bag.

Charges for a woman accused in a DWI crash in Dover.


Experts say the economy is improving, but a little more slowly in New England.

State regulators have put off a decision on PSNH's coal-fired plant in Merrimack to allow time for negotiations to resolve the issue of how to pay for emission controls, which total $422 million.

In what some see as a forerunner to commuter rail to Massachusetts, Nashua's CityBus is also looking to expand its service to south of the NH state line.

The company that's proposing a natural gas pipeline through several New Hampshire towns is going door-to-door in Pelham to make their case.

The company formerly known as Burlington Coat Factory is coming back to Manchester, under a slightly different name.

Coming of a year of controversy over campus sexual assaults, applications at Dartmouth have rebounded by 6%.


5 straight for the Bruins with a shutout win over the Rangers last night.

The son of former Celtics coach Doc Rivers, traded to the team a few days ago, is now going to play for his dad in Los Angeles instead.

Other News

Hours after the Boston protest that snarled traffic, protesters held a silent vigil in Exeter to protest police violence against blacks-and did not cause any traffic problems.

Just days after her brother died during an avalanche while training with the US Ski Team in the Alps, a skiier for Profile is hitting the slopes to honor him.

The film about Market Basket is moving forward after the filmmaker hit his funding goals.

National and World News

Not exactly reassuring news: More than 3 quarters of flu shots in the U.S. could be ineffective this season, since the virus doesn't match the strain that's in the shots.

Belgian officials say 15 people have been arrested in an anti-terror sweep that followed a firefight involving two suspected terrorists.

Parents of an Ohio man accused in a plot to blow up the US Capitol building are speaking out.

Oklahoma held its first execution since a botched one last spring.

Duke has reversed its decision to allow a Muslim call to prayer to ring from a bell on campus.

24 years after being abducted, a Chinese man has been reunited with his father.

The real Marlboro Man has died.


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