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All Things New Hampshire: Friday, March 20, 2015


As we first talked about a couple of days ago, some lawmakers didn't react too favorably to a bill proposed by 4th graders that would make the red-tailed hawk the state predator bird. Now, we've got the video and it's caused quite the sensation on our website. One of the reps isn't backing down on his comments.

Donald Trump paid a visit to the NH1 Media Center Thursday, and talked about what would happen if he were to become president.

In the wake of a committe vote in the House of Representatives that cuts $88 million from the Department of Transportation budget, the question we asked: what about the condition of the state's bridges? NH1 Investigates with Paul Meuller and "Busted Bridges".

A debate continues in Exeter over the location of a homeless shelter, where some residents don't want it in their neighborhood.

Manchester police continue to search for suspects in three different armed robberies.

A mom convicted of letting her boyfriend severely beat her toddler son has been granted parole.

A Swanzey man was injured after a snowmobile accident in Colebrook.

A Middleton woman has been arrested after police say she charged a 10 year-old boy, knocking him to the ground.

Lawmakers have asked the state Supreme Court to weigh in on a voter registration law.

The NH Senate has voted not to require the teaching of cursive writing in state schools.

Could robots soon replace hospital cleaning staff? Some new technology is at work in at least one hospital.

Seabrook officials have gotten a lot of complaints about mailboxes knocked over by inattentive plow drivers.

Portsmouth has won a spot on the newest edition of the Monopoly board game.

Hudson police raise big money for the Special Olympics by taking a dip in Lake Winnepesaukee.

Events we're following from the NH1 Media Center

Potential 2016 candidate and Kentucky Senator Rand Paul is in the Granite State today, including a stop in Manchester.

Child and Family Services of NH will stage the CFS SleepOut 2015, at Stanton Park in downtown Manchester tonight. According to a press release, the CFS SleepOut will "raise the collective community consciousness about the plight of homeless youth, show solidarity, and raise funds to help stabilize and transform the lives of youth who become homeless".

Top News

A man has been killed in a house fire in Milton.

Once again, a proposed public safety complex in Bow has failed to get the support it needs to move forward.

The state has officially launched its blood testing program for those impacted by contamination at the Pease Tradeport.

Potential 2016 candidate Donald Trump spoke at a gathering at a state rep's home in Amherst, saying "I'm going to make this country rich".

Gregg Smart's family says they have no forgiveness for Pamela Smart, 25 years after her involvement in Gregg's murder.

Police in Salem say a pair of Massachusetts men are facing charges after crashing a car, then leaving it on a lawn.

A man from Salisbury, Massachusetts has been indicted after being accused of hitting his girlfriend in Seabrook and causing a miscarriage.

Nearly 200 students have declined to take the Smarter Balanced Asessment test in Manchester.


Rand Paul has hired more staff in New Hampshire, another sign he's headed towards a Presidential run. He's also paying a visit to the Granite State this weekend.

The New Hampshire Senate voted to reduce a business tax on Thursday.

The NH House Finance chair is asking Republicans to back a gas tax.

State budget cuts have caused a delay in the opening of a 10-bed crisis unit at New Hampshire hospital.

A bill intended to clear up some confusion with what's on your electric bill is moving forward after getting Senate approval.

Manchester officials are keeping a close eye on a bill that would cap the amount employers would pay for workers' compensation claims, as it won the endorsement of a state Senate Committee Thursday.

Rockingham County's Attorney can appeal if County Commissioners refuse to pay for her defense in a possible lawsuit from a whistleblower she later fired.

Despite some problems with the Smarter Balanced Asessment test, the state says overall things are going well.

Nashua is set to take up a pandhandling ordinance next week.

After complaints from cabbies, Portsmouth is enforcing a scooter parking ban.

There's a call for transparency in Derry's budget-making process.

A recount is set for a contest decided by one vote in Hollis-Brookline.


A hearing has been delayed for a man police say was involved in a break-in and attack at a home in Hollis last fall.

A former Manchester Priest jailed after being convicted for sexual abuse is continuing to fight to have his conviction reversed.

A Nashua man has been sentenced in an assault and stabbing case from last July.

A kidnapping case involving a prominent businessman in Massachusetts is on hold in Dover.

A duck hunter accused of shooting too close to where bird enthusiasts had left corn is off the hook.

A dispute over a vote in Epping could be heading to a judge for review.

The fight continues between a propane company in Newington and the city of Portsmouth over the company's expansion plans.


A second arrest has been made in the investigation into a bank robbery in Stratham last month.

A 71 year-old man is recovering after a stabbing at a rooming house in Keene Thursday morning.

One person is hurt and two are homeless after a fire heavily damaged a house in Moultonborough.

A fire in Milton is under investigation.

A Swanzey man was seriously injured after a snowmobile crash in Colebrook.

Police say there will be no charges for the person who left three active explosive devices at a home in Middleton.


The median home price in New Hampshire is up more than 10%, but sales are up only slightly.

Want to buy a coal plant on the Merrimack River? It's yours for somewhere between $10 and $80 million dollars.

The first test flight for the new refueling tanker that will be coming to Pease has been delayed.


A wild day 1 of the NCAA tournament. Here's a recap.

The Bruins are stumbling at the wrong time, giving up 6 goals in a loss to Ottawa.

New Hampshire college football players showed off their skills for NFL scouts at a local pro day Thursday.

Other News

Technically, today is the first day of spring-not that you'd know it.

Spring sports are dealing with getting their activities underway despite the harsh winter.

Transgender students now have their choice of cap and gown color in Conway.

A major road project is set to begin on a key road in downtown Dover.

A forum was held this week in Dover on the heroin epidemic.

The state is recommending saving the historic Pumpkin Seed bridge in Livermore Falls.

A film is being made about Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese woman with New Hampshire ties sentenced to death last year and later freed-but the film doesn't have her blessing.

Loon Mountain will host the U.S. Paralympic championships.

Olympic gold medal skier Hannah Kearney pays a visit to Waterville Valley this weekend.

Milford's robotic team is headed to the New England championships.

The red-throated loon has been spotted in New Hampshire.

National and World News

President Obama says he'll "reassess" the US relationship with Israel in the wake of comments made by the prime minister.

A judge has OKed a $10 million dollar settlement in the Target data breach case.

Instructions on how to make bombs and the remains of a pressure-cooker bomb used in the Boston Marathon bombing attacks were shown at the trial of Dhokhar Tsarnaev Thursday.

Is a millionaire suspected in several unsolved murders also connected to other cold cases?

The body of a missing Wall Street Journal reporter has been found a year after his disappearance.


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