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All Things New Hampshire: Friday, January 29, 2015

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We're learning more about why the FBI was at a home in Brentwood Wednesday night. Investigators say Daniel Musso, Sr. is facing charges connected to an illegal firearms deal where he attempted to by $16,000 of ammunition-including grenades and rockets-over a several month period.

Ceremonies marking the 30th anniversary of the Space Shuttle Challenger accident were held around Concord Thursday, as we spoke to a reporter who was at the launch and reported the explosion live on the air. Senator Kelly Ayotte introduced a resolution in the U.S. Senate to make sure that Christa McAuliffe and the other 6 astronauts will be remember.

Health officials have confirmed New England has its first case of Zika virus, which causes birth defects and other neurological problems and has become a problem in South America.

Donald Trump remains the clear front runner in New Hampshire’s Republican primary, but a new poll released Thursday indicates a four-way battle for second place.

Three Presidential candidates are planning to skip Iowa's Caucuses on Monday-with Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, and John Kasich all planning events here in New Hampshire.

Carly Fiorina's husband spoke with NH1 News this week about life on the campaign trail for a potential first husband.

We told you earlier this week about the local tattoo shop giving out free Donald Trump tattoos-turns out they're a big hit.

A Donald Trump opponent is turning to crowdfunding to raise money for anti-Trump ads in the Concord Monitor newspaper.

As the state continues to test a number of cases, new numbers suggest drug overdose deaths could top 435 in 2015.

A wrongly convicted murderer-freed from death row by DNA evidence-came to Concord Thursday to testify in favor of a bill that would suspend New Hampshire's death penalty.

The milder than usual start to winter has delayed the freezing of New Hampshire lakes, adding to the workload of many first responders who are aiding in rescues of people who test ice that isn't ready for fishing or snowmobiles.

A judge has set a date for the sentencing retrial of Gary Lee Sampson, who could be facing the death penalty for carjacking and killing two Massachusetts men-and killing a third man shortly after in New Hampshire-back in 2001.

A 19-year-old who lured a man from his Goffstown home so two other men could beat him up and leave him by the side of the road has been sentenced to four to eight years in prison for being an accomplice.

The New Hampshire Supreme Court will hear the appeal of Remy Gross-Santos, the Portsmouth teen convicted of hitting two people in Hampton while returning home from an all-night party in 2014.

Police in Concord are investigating an accident on North Main Street after a man in a wheelchair was struck by a motor vehicle around 6:30 p.m.

A water main break closed Merrimack County Superior Court in Concord on Thursday.

Ocean Road in Portsmouth was closed for a time Thursday after a report of a gas leak.

Salem Police believe two separate robberies at the same 7-Eleven convenience store may be connected-and possibly carried out by the same person.

Two passer-by were able to chase a suspect accused of stealing a woman's purse in Rochester into a store, where the man was detained by a store employee until police arrive.

A study lists the most dangerous places to live in New Hampshire-number one might surprise you.

Former Concord Mayor and longtime public servant Martin Gross has died.

Electric supply company ENH Power has lost a multi-year lawsuit and been ordered to pay more than $550,000 in restitution after a jury found the company guilty of stealing customer information from its competitors.

Police are looking for the person or people that abandoned a dog outside a closed animal shelter in Maine before it was hit and killed by a car three days later.

A sober living house for women addicted to heroin is planned in Somersworth-NH1's Gail Huff has a closer look.

Happy anniversary to Bill Belichick, who's celebrating 16 years as the head coach of the Patriots this week-here's some proof of his longevity.

Events we're following from the NH1 Media Center

Voices of Wildlife in New Hampshire and Occupy New Hampshire Seacoast will hold a rally from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Friday in Market Square in protest of proposed rules that would restore New Hampshire's bobcat hunt.

Donald Trump, fresh off NOT attending last night's Republican Presidential candidates' debate in Iowa, holds a town hall at the Radisson Hotel in Nashua this morning at 10am.

Ohio Governor John Kasich was at last night's Iowa debate, but is re-focusing his attention here in New Hampshire, making campaign stops in Hillsboro, Concord, and Greenland.

Ted Danson-best known to some of us as Sam Malone-campaigns on behalf of Hillary Clinton around New Hampshire today, wrapping up-where else?-at Cheers in Concord, where presumably everyone will know his name. Also campaigning in New Hampshire today on behalf of the Clinton campaign: Gloria Steinhem.

The 6th Annual Black Ice Pond Hockey Championship kicks off today at White Park in Concord.

Top News from around New Hampshire

The son of Christa McAuliffe was in Florida to take part in a ceremony marking the 30th anniversary of the Challenger space shuttle accident.

A disabled Franklin man is credited with rescuing his two babies from a burning home on Thursday afternoon.

Donald Trump wasn't there, but his shadow loomed large over last night's Fox News Republican Presidential candidates debate.

Now all three Democratic Presidential candidates say they want to take part in a debate in New Hampshire next week-it's just up to the Democratic National Committee to sanction the debate.

A New Hampshire man is being credited with blowing the whistle on lavish spending by the Wounded Warrior Project, as reported in a CBS News investigation.

Police are investigating after a pair of shootings in Manchester Thursday night.

Police in Middleton are investigating a domestic disturbance involving a shot fired.

Hampstead's school board has voted to continue a no-trespass order that bars the town’s budget committee chairman from coming on school property in the wake of his comments at a recent meeting describing how a mass shooting could be carried out at Hampstead Central School.

Police in Peterborough say they know who sent threatening text messages concerning ConVal High.


Senator Jeanne Shaheen is proposing an amendment to a bill imposing sanctions on North Korea to make sure that efforts to recover the remains of Korean War POWs/MIA soldiers are preserved.

More than 200 people turned out to testify at the State House in favor of extending Medicaid expansion past the end of this year.

A poll conducted by the AARP in New Hampshire suggests Granite Staters are concerned about Social Security-but are backing a Presidential candidate who the organization says doesn't have a plan to fix the program.

An effort to end tax breaks for utilities with "pollution control devices" failed to advance in the House on Thursday.

A House bill proposed by 3 female lawmakers seeks to decriminalize prostitution.

Lawmakers have moved to preserve New Hampshire's "Live Free or Die" license plates.

Executive Councilor and Republican Presidential candidate Chris Sununu says he's not swayed by a recent court ruling in Texas or a decision not to investigate Planned Parenthood in New Hampshire: he still wants the organization to be de-funded.

Changes in Nashua just weeks after new Mayor Jim Donchess took office: the city's Economic Development Director is being replaced.

Plans for locating Nashua's Public Works operations under one roof are moving forward.


A judge has denied a request from East Coast fishermen to stop the federal government's plan to hand them the cost of at-sea monitoring of their catch.

Months after the disputed will of Geraldine Webber was resolved, financial settlements related to the case continue to be negotiated.

A judge is considering whether to re-sentence Joshua Baud, convicted of sexually assaulting a 7 year-old-girl.

A Salem man faces more than 10 years in prison after being indicted on charges he was part of a 2-man team that stole more than $50,000 worth of items from beachgoers along the Seacoast.

The Raymond man accused of setting off a series of arsons in three different towns-and them made a fake 911 call while he was in jail-will have limited access to evidence against him.

A man sentenced to 6 months in jail for selling $45 worth of marijuana is now out on a bail while he appeals his case.


Manchester's Fire Chief is taking the same job in the neighboring town of Hooksett.

Police in Goffstown are warning about a credit-card skimmer they found at a local gas station.

A Maine man suffered serious injuries after police say he struck a group of trees while snowmobiling in Stratford yesterday.

Drug use is believed to be a catalyst in Tuesday's rollover crash at Seabrook Beach.

Two men are facing charges in Nashua with passing counterfeit checks.

The demotion of a Seabrook police officer involved in a police brutality case caught on video has been upheld.


The Northern Pass Transmission Line project is looking to sell some of its energy to southern New England.

The number of Granite Staters taking part in unions has dipped a bit in the last year.

With oil prices remaining astoundingly low, customers locked into rates with pre-buy contracts may be regretting their decision.

The chief spokesman for the nation’s manufacturers paid a visit to New Hampshire this week as part of a 7-state tour urging voters to ask presidential candidates questions on issues related to the manufacturing industry.

A traditional must-stop for Presidential candidates, Robie's Country Store in Hooksett, is re-opening next month.

At a Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce event Thursday, experts said the city's economy is looking up.

Other News

Clamming at the Hampton-Seabrook estuary is on hold after state officials have discovered a high amount of fecal contamination.

The end of an era in Nashua, where after 70 years the Nashua Exchange Club is disbanding.

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