Mar 26, 2015 7:41 PM

All Things New Hampshire: Friday, March 27, 2015

After all the criticism, commentary and national attention, a bill that would make the red-tailed hawk the official state raptor-first submitted by a group of 4th graders-may get a second life.

Kevin Landrigan's NH1 News Political Report rounds up the news that's making headlines from the State House.

After 7 years, the state public health director is stepping down from the Department of Health and Human Services.

A new poll has an update on who's on top among likely GOP Presidential primary voters.

The man who died in a house fire in Antrim has been identified.

In an exclusive interview with NH1 News, the mother of a teen suspended from Windham High School in the wake of a threatening message found there last week says her son is not responsible.

Budget writers in Concord have avoided cutting jobs at the Department of Transportation-but it comes at a cost to other areas of government.

The State Senate has endorsed reforms to better address child abuse cases in the wake of the death of a 3 year-old girl from Nashua. The Senate also pushed off making a deal on reforming workers' compensation insurance laws.

Police officers will now be able to administer Narcan to overdose patients thanks to an important policy change.

A fire station is in danger of closing should proposed budget cuts go through in Derry.

There's a big price tag for a proposed new high school in Dover.

More resignations in the wake of former Supreme Court Justice John Broderick stepping down as head of the Rudman Center at the UNH School of Law.

Robotic weight loss surgery is a growing trend. NH1 Investigates.

Ted Cruz says New Hampshire is priority "1, 2, and 3" for his campaign.

A 2-alarm fire damaged a home in Windham.

An armed robbery suspect in Manchester has been indicted on 6 counts.

A man in Manchester has been indicted for sexually assaulting two girls.

Police say a man in Manchester had a knife and marijuana while resisting arrest.

A man charged with burglary was arrested at a Market Basket in Manchester.

A "hot spot" patrol led to a heroin arrest in Manchester.

OSHA is proposing a $40,000 fine against an electrical contractor.

A new report suggests the diversity of New England's plant life could be threatened.

The town of Hancock has warmed up to an "ice out" contest.

Today's NH1 Top 5: The best restaurants in Dover.

Stories we're following from the NH1 Media Center

Texas Senator and Republican Presidential candidate Ted Cruz will be back in New Hampshire for the first time since announcing his candidacy. He'll be at the Merrimack Conservative Business League of New Hampshire Rally at VFW Post 8641 in Merrimack at 3pm. At 6pm, he'll attend the Young America's Foundation New England Freedom Conference Dinner in Nashua.

At 10:30am, Americans for Prosperity - New Hampshire will hold a press conference at the Legislative Office Building lobby in Concord on Friday to discuss the state budget, as approved by the House Finance Committee, and its implications.

At 11am, the University System of New Hampshire will announce the findings of a system-wide review to ensure student safety.

New Hampshire's Deputy Epidemiologist, Elizabeth A. Talbot, M.D., will speak at Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains' ToGetHerThere Luncheon at Southern New Hampshire University's Hooksett campus.

The 43rd Annual NH Camping & RV Show is underway at a new location-the NH Sportsplex on 68 Technology Drive in Bedford.

The 2015 NCAA Division I Men's Hockey Northeast Regional will be held at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester.

Top News

A teen charged with homicide in Nashua has waived his probable cause hearing.

Merrimack residents turned out in force to an informational meeting about a proposed Kinder-Morgan natural gas pipeline.

A family who just arrived in New Hampshire from Arizona says they lost everything after a fire at a Raymond storage facility.

A warning from the manufacturers of the ski lift that malfunctioned last weekend at Sugarloaf Resort, injuring several people.

A panicked deer created chaos for a New Boston homeowner after it crashed through one window, then left through another, on Wednesday night.

Could the moose hunt come to an end in New Hampshire?


The Senate was busy Thursday. They approved a bill that would place new restrictions on what can be purchased with EBT cards. They also signed off a bill that would help with renovations at the Balsams resort.

The issue of eminent domain
is at the center of a fight between Newmarket and a landowner.

There could be a buyer for Nashua's vacant courthouse building.


Two men have been indicted in connection with an attack with a baseball bat at a motel in Rochester.

A Maine man has been indicted on charges of sexual assault in Milton.

A Hollis woman accused of stealing $200,000 from her mother has been indicted once again.

A sexual assault suspect who found his alleged victim online has been ordered to undergo an evaluation to see if he is eligible for pretrial release.

A Derry woman has sued Market Basket, claiming injuries after bottles of clam juice fell off a shelf and hit her, requiring several surgeries.


State Police say 3 people were arrested after a woman was seen using heroin while traveling in a car on Interstate 93.

A Tyngsborough man was killed after being hit by a pickup truck Wednesday.

Not even TV news crews are safe from thieves.

A panhandler has been accused of causing an accident in Manchester.

2 people were seriously hurt after an accident Thursday night in Manchester.

A Portsmouth Police officer was paid to drop a human rights lawsuit in a settlement.

1 person was hurt when the Amtrak Downeaster train was struck by an SUV in Old Orchard Beach.

Two people were put out of their home after a fire in downtown Claremont Wednesday night.

2 teens involved in a head-on crash in Weare have been identified.


Eversource, via its Northern Pass subsidiary, is giving $3 million to support conservation projects in the Granite State.

A new trampoline park business is getting set to jump into Nashua.

A proposed mixed-use development in downtown Portsmouth got a lot of support at a meeting last night.

Cleanup at the Beede Waste Oil Superfund site in Plaistow is underway once again.


A tough loss for the Bruins last night that could put their playoff hopes in jeopardy.

Other News

Medal of Honor recipient Ryan Pitts will be the featured speaker at UNH's commencement in May.

A Danbury man who lost his wife in a fire in February has gotten some words of encouragement from Patriots owner Robert Kraft.

A Durham family is speaking out about their stand against their children taking standardized tests.

For those taking the Smarter Balanced Assessment test, technology is a new focus.

We're in pothole season, and the cost is a high one for some New Hampshire drivers.

Crews are hauling away lingering snow from Hampton Beach.

The Seacoast leads New Hampshire's population growth.

It will cost $60 million to replace the York Tolls on the Maine Turnpike, just a few miles over the border in Portsmouth.

A popular local radio personality continues his fight as he awaits a needed transplant.

A Nashua native is moving on after being ousted from the reality show "Hell's Kitchen".

National and World News

Jurors in the Boston Marathon bombing trial learned more about the pressure-cooker bombs that were used during the April 2013 attacks.

A bomb threat interrupted the Aaron Hernandez murder trial Thursday.


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