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All Things New Hampshire: Friday, January 8, 2015


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4 people were critically injured in an explosion at a Dow Chemical plant in North Andover, Massachusetts yesterday afternoon.

NH1 News got a first-hand look at Manchester PD's active shooter training in the first of our 2-part series, "Training Day".

6 months after a man overdosed on fentanyl, police are still trying to unlock the victim's phone as the woman accused of giving him the deadly dose gets ready to go to trial.

Police in Manchester are still looking for 2 women who were in the car that drove Philip Bontaites to the hospital Monday after police say he was shot trying to rob a 65 year-old woman.

A judge has refused to reduce the sentence of Roland Dow, convicted in 2014 of the brutal assault of his then-girlfriend's 3 year-old son, leaving the boy with near-fatal injuries.

The mother of Rochester Journalist James Foley, the man killed in 2014 by ISIS militants, is writing a memoir to be released in 2017.

Another busy day on the campaign trail Thursday. NH1 News Political Director Paul Steinhauser spent time with 4 candidates in a 4-hour span (again).

In a one-on-one interview with NH1 Political Director Paul Steinhauser, Carly Fiorina says that the media 'plays right along' with Donald Trump.

Police in Raymond believe a missing 14 year-old girl may be in the area with another runaway girl.

Lawmakers in Concord debated whether to allow hunters to use silencers when shooting at their prey.

One man is in custody after a standoff in Manchester Thursday afternoon-see photos of the police response, which included calling out a Bearcat, here.

The owner of Janetos Market in Dover is being credited with tackling a woman trying to rob the store and restraining her until police arrived.

Police have identified a woman found dead in Warner, and believe she may have fallen while trying to get help after her car became stuck.

Lee's Police Chief tells NH1 News a 200 percent increase in drug-related crime in 2015 fueled an increase in other crimes happening in town.

An outside fire left a former police chief of Nashua dead in Andover, New Hampshire, Thursday.

A Claremont man has pleaded guilty to possessing and sharing child pornography.

A Gonic man is facing charges after police say he hit a bicyclist with his vehicle Wednesday, then drove off.

A Nashua man is facing a host of charges and could spend up to 31 years in prison after attempting to rob a Wendy's.

Bedford Police have arrested a man they say held up a gas station, and the woman who was driving the getaway vehicle.

Police in Manchester say they arrested a man who tried to attack officers with an X-Acto knife.

An Uber driver from Porstmouth facing felony wiretapping charges after being caught recording a bouncer at a city bar back in November has seen his charges reduced to a misdemeanor.

It was a short day for Central High School students in Manchester, as a water main break forced classes to be let out early.

Looking to buy a ticket for Saturday's $700 million Powerball drawing? Get a look at the "luckiest" places in New Hampshire first. Here's a look at 4 things you need to know about the massive jackpot.

Your channel lineup could be changing next year-NBC reportedly plans to drop its affiliation with Boston's Channel 7 and bring the network to a TV station it owns in Merrimack, New Hampshire.

Check out these photos of a New Hampshire bobcat who came across a trap intended for wandering dogs.

Events we're following from the NH1 Media Center

Jazzmyn Rood, the mother of Eve Tarmey who's charged in connection with the 17 year-old's overdose death, appears in court today for a second bail hearing.

"Girls" creator Lena Dunham and former US women's soccer team member Abby Wambach campaign in New Hampshire today on behalf of Hillary Clinton, making several stops, including Portsmouth, Manchester, Dover, Concord, and Salem.

GOP Presidential candidate and Ohio Governor John Kasich will hold two more town hall meetings today: at the Lane Memorial Library at 12:30pm and the Exeter Town Hall at 5:15pm.

Republican Presidential candidate Carly Fiorina visits Colby-Sawyer College this morning. At noon she attends a lunch at America Legion Post #59 in Hillsborough, followed by meet and greet at Labell Winery in Amherst.

Top News from around New Hampshire

Police and FBI continue to investigate the email threat that led to the closure of Nashua Schools last month.

The fiancee of the Secret Service agent seriously injured in a crash in New Hampshire last month is speaking out.

There's no decision yet on what to do with asbestos unexpectedly found during the demolition of the old Barrington Town Hall recently.

Chichester residents met last night to discuss an ordinance regarding lights displayed in town, but the giant U.S. flag at a Camper and RV dealership that spurred the ordinance was the center of conversation.


At a town hall in Nashua Thursday, Florida Senator and GOP Presidential candidate Marco Rubio continued to criticize President Obama's executive actions on guns.

Kentucky Senator and Republican Presidential candidate Rand Paul is set to announce his 500th endorsement.

Presidential candidates Carly Fiorina and Jim Gilmore spoke to lawmakers in Concord Thursday in an effort to gain their support.

Former SNL writer and current Minnesota Senator Al Franken paid a visit to New Hampshire on Thursday to campaign on behalf of Hillary Clinton, including stopping at a Clinton call center in Dover.

Chelsea Clinton is coming to New Hampshire next week to stump for her mother's Democratic Presidential campaign.

The New Hampshire House has given its preliminary OK to the state's first regulations overseeing the use of drones.

The House also shot down a proposed amendment to the state constitution that would have allowed taxpayers the legal standing to challenge government action, whether or not they were actually directly harmed by that action.

State Senator Martha Fuller-Clark is proposing bills aimed to help regulate ride-sharing services and short-term rental properties.

A former City Councilor is concerned about double-parked delivery trucks clogging traffic in downtown Portsmouth.

Somersworth Mayor Dana Hillard was sworn in for a second term last night.

With the recent high-profile cases of workplace violence in the headlines, Durham is implementing a new emergency response plan for town hall.

Greenland's school board is considering a 5% increase to the school budget.


The State Supreme Court is debating when an inmate sentenced to consecutive terms should become eligible for parole, based on a now-repealed law that depending on the judges' decision could impact those sentenced before 2008.

A former Manchester man was sentenced to 15 to 75 years in prison for the kidnapping and beating of a Goffstown man later left for dead on the side of the road.

A jury found Auburn's road agent not guilty Thursday on charges of illegally dumping scrap metal, tires and other items at the town’s old landfill.

An Antrim man is on trial, accused of trying to choke his girlfriend to death at Hampstead Hospital back in May.


The family of a Manchester man is hoping police will provide more details in the investigation into the accident that killed him last month, while they deal with the death of a second family member.

A small chemical spill led to the evacuation of a medical services center in Dover Thursday.

Exeter has named an interim police chief to bridge the gap following the retirement of Rich Kane after 16 years on the job. Today is Kane's last day and he says it's hard to leave.

The police chief in Newfields is leaving to take a job in Newburyport, Massachusetts.


The FCC has reached a settlement with the former owner of country station WOKQ for broadcasting commercial announcements in support of the Northern Pass transmission line project without identifying the sponsor.

A Massachusetts entrepreneur plans to convert a former bakery on Mulberry Street in Nashua into business space.

The speedy approval of a transmission line project that cuts across Vermont has those involved in the Northern Pass debate wondering what it means for proceedings here in New Hampshire.

Other News

Fish and Game officials plan to hold a public hearing February 1st to discuss proposed rules that would allow for a limited Bobcat hunting and trapping season.

A historic farm in Dunbarton has been placed into a conservation trust.

Salem Police helped rescue an owl with an injured wing this week.


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