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All Things New Hampshire: Friday, Jan. 9, 2014


Sorry this is late this morning, but as you may have heard, it was a mess out there this morning. Visit our Know Before You Go page for details on the conditions. The good news-it's supposed to clear out by the afternoon-Clayton's forecast says we could see some sunshine. Let's start with something to get the blood flowing as we wrap up a chilly week:

Stories that have us clicking on NH1.com

Governor Hassan urged bipartisanship and a new way of thinking in her inaugural address.

Read the full text of Governor Maggie Hassan's inaugural speech.

Part of the Governor's speech focused on raising the minimum wage, and now a Democratic state representative is putting together legislation on that issue.

Boston is the U.S. nominee to host the 2024 Olympic Games.

NH1 Political Director Paul Steinhauser says Republican Senator from Kentucky Rand Paul will be back in the Granite State next week.

Mom was right: cold weather can help you catch a cold.

A water main break caused some problems in Londonderry last night.

3 people were hospitalized after a gas leak in Swanzey.

64 people have been accused of cheating at Dartmouth College.

A man wanted on a warrant has been charged with trying to escape Manchester Police.

A man accused of ransacking a grave in Colebrook to help another woman find her father's "real will" has been found guilty.

A new survey says Bedford and Portsmouth have some of the top elementary schools in New Hampshire.

A Portsmouth man is facing three counts of heroin possession.

Events that we're following from the NH1 Media Center today

The murder trial of former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is set to begin in Bristol County, Massachusetts on Friday. Hernandez is accused of shooting Odin Lloyd in June of 2015 near his home in Attleboro.

An arbitration hearing is being held for a former Seabrook police officer who was fired after a video surfaced online that claims to show him slamming the head of a suspect into the wall at the police station in 2009. Adam Laurent is looking to get his job back. The hearing is at 10am at Seabrook Town Hall, though it's not open to the public.

Other Top News from around New Hampshire

In what is probably not a surprise, Republicans are a little concerned about the priorities Governor Hassan outlined in her inaugural address.

The future of a prposed medical marijuana facility in Epping will be decided by town voters.

The boyfriend of the mother of Brielle Gage will go on trial next month for child abuse charges. (Gage's mother was charged with killing the 3-year old girl last November in Nashua.) Elsewhere, a vigil is being planned for Gage, and new legislation is being drafted in the wake of her death.

A former Derry Town Administrator accused of exposing himself to a satellite TV salesman has won his appeal.

Two police officers cleared in an assault case last month are back on the job.

One of the men accused of breaking into a home and binding and torturing 2 people has been sentenced to up to 40 years in prison.

Uber is officially expanding its service to Nashua and Portsmouth. They're even offering free rides.


The Senate President says spending's a real concern as the legislature begins work on the budget.

A University System tuition freeze hinges on a $200 million state funding request.

A bipartisan bill from New Hampshire's Senators would prohibit motorcycle-only checkpoints.

A plan to convert Manchester's old police station downtown into a storage facility is moving forward.

Pelham's facing a big bill-for its fire hydrants?

Somersworth is holding a forum in March addressing public safety.

Portsmouth is conducting a study on its handicapped parking problems.

The town of Greenville may have spent $250,000 more than they should have on construction of a new school.


A convicted kidnapper with a long history of trouble has had his sentence reduced after he claimed he received poor representation in his trial.

With the credibility of some of his accusers being called into question, an accused child rapist is getting a new trial.

The arson trial of an ex-Peterborough firefighter continues.


Manchester police are investigating a report of 3 masked men breaking in to a home and attacking someone inside.

A convicted sex offender's been charged again in Nashua.

6 people were arrested in a recent drug sting in Rockingham County.

A Nashua man has been charged with throwing another man over a concrete railing.

A Manchester man's facing charges with stealing deli meat from a local market-and having heroin on him.

A drug sting in Portsmouth has led to charges for a Portsmouth man.

A man who brought his wife a cup of coffee found himself under arrest. (Have a restraining order might have had something to do it.)

A Rochester man has been charged with DWI after a crash Thursday night on Eastern Avenue.

A fire being described as "minor" was knocked down at a Nashua manufacturing firm.

Clean that lint screen: a dryer fire left a man with second-degree burns in Kingston.


The Old Navy store at the Steeplegate Mall is closing at the end of the month.

The future of the empty Shaw's Plaza in Goffstown is up in the air after the property was sold at auction Thursday.

A local finance company has settled with the state and will pay $500,000 on accusations of violating securities laws.

A helicopter pad at a well-known restaurant in Rye has sparked a fight.


Tom Brady: Not afraid of the cold weather.

The Bruins have won their 2nd straight, a 3-0 shutout over the Devils.

Other News

One good outcome of the first flu death in New Hampshire: more people may go to the doctor to get checked out.

A father and daughter have teamed up to help a friend by donating their kidneys 10 years apart.

The Franconia native killed this week in an avalanche while training with the U.S. ski team in the Alps is being remembered.

It's not Elsa's palace in Frozen, but a pretty cool ice castle is on display this weekend in Lincoln.

Remember the dot-matrix printer? It was created here in New Hampshire, and one of the inventors is being remembered.

Senator Shaheen's daughter Stefany (herself a Portsmouth City Councilor) has written a book-about her daughter and a dog.

National and World News

French Police appear to have cornered one of the suspects in this week's shooting at a Paris newspaper-but he's taken a hostage.


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