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All Things New Hampshire: Friday, March 6, 2015


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Stories that have us clicking on NH1.com

Jeff Bauman, one of the Boston Marathon bombing victims with strong ties to the Granite State, took the stand Thursday in the trial of Dhokhar Tsarnaev.

A major accident on the Spaulding Turnpike Thursday afternoon-a tractor trailer struck a toll booth in Dover.

Our State House Bureau reporter Kevin Landrigan took a look at how some groups exploit a loophole in campaign finance law to fund candidates in his NH1 Investigates report "Buying Your Vote?"

Flights out of Manchester-Boston Regional airport were impacted by snowy weather up and down the east coast.

Police in Exeter have charged a teen with trying to sell explicit photos of underage female students at Exeter High.

A Newmarket man is facing charges he assaulted a 3 month-old infant, leaving the child with a skull fracture and 17 broken bones.

State employees have ratified a new contract covering 9,000 workers.

The Red Cross Breakfast for Heroes was held in Manchester Thursday morning-the mother of murdered Rochester journalist James Foley accepted an award on his behalf. Also receiving an award-a 6-year old credited with saving her grandfather's life.

A Nigerian living in New Jersey has been sentenced for his role in an ATM scam in New Hampshire.

The COAST bus service is considering dropping one of its routes.

A fire in Manchester is being blamed on clothes left on a heater.

A bill has passed in the NH House that would require the teaching of cursive writing and multiplication tables.

Another fire in Hudson destroyed an apartment attached to a business.

Thursday's NH1 Top 5: The top 5 movies set in New Hampshire.

Events that we're following from the NH1 Media Center

It's day 3 of the Boston Marathon bombing trial.

Aaron Desjardins is being sentenced today in Rockingham County for the murder of his ex-wife, Amy Warf.

Former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley, a potential 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, will headline a Merrimack County/Concord City Democrats fundraiser at Gibson's Bookstore/True Brew Barista at 45 South Main Street from 5pm to 630pm.

Top News

A tip from Manchester Police led to arrests in Massachusetts in an alleged "suicide pact" case.

Did the system fail to protect a 3 year-old Nashua girl from abuse?

Portsmouth city officials planned to tour the Beechstone Apartment complex Thursday, which has received complaints from residents who say management isn't addressing snow-related issues fast enough.

Several counties could receive federal disaster funding in the wake of the Blizzard of 2015.

Advocates for social services turned out in big numbers for a state budget hearing Thursday afternoon.

A judge has ruled against Brentwood School officials who objected to a $650,000 budget cut.

Sports that were on the chopping block at Nashua schools have gotten their funding put back into the budget, but theres still some hurdles to clear.

A serious crash closed part of Route 125 in Brentwood.


More budget sparring between legislators and the Governor on Thursday.

A legislative committee has approved a bill to decriminalize marijuana.

The State Senate has deadlocked on a "right-to-work" bill, meaning that the issue is probably off the table this session.

A bill related to notifying employees of changes in contraception coverage by businesses' health plans also failed in the Senate Thursday.

4 New Hampshire school districts are being allowed to cut back on standardized testing.

Snow removal in Nashua has come with a $1.3 million price tag so far this winter.

Derry is the latest community that's exceeded its snow removal budget this winter.

An Alton man who was arrested at a recent Selectmen's meeting claims he's being harassed by town officials.

Town officials in Nelson will not be facing wiretapping charges.


After a delay due to a falling out with his attorney, a Nashua man charged in a drunk-driving crash that killed his son has a new attorney and his case is moving forward.

A Massachusetts man has been indicted on charges he tried to hold a restaurant worker against her will in a hotel room in Strafford County.

A man accused of beating a Nashua infant will go on trial later this month.

A man charged with chasing another man with a chainsaw in Chester may claim he used the chainsaw in self-defense.

A Dover man has been indicted on charges he tried to strangle his ex-girlfriend last October.


Charges in Manchester for a man who was found with 101 grams of heroin in his car.

A K-9 unit had to be called in to track down a man who fled police after a traffic stop.

A Nashua man has been charged with assaulting a juvenile.

Police in Nashua say a man pressed his luck when he tried to rob a CVS twice within an hour.

Hudson firefighters were able to quickly put out flames at an apartment Thursday.


The backers of a proposed natural gas pipeline project in southern New Hampshire say they've got more than 60% of the oil delivery contracts they need to move forward.

An attorney for a company expanding a propane distribution facility in Newington is asking a judge to dimiss the city of Portsmouth's attempt to block the expansion.

A manufacturing company in Littleton is consolidating its operations to Milford, meaning a plant in the former town will be closing.

The President of Southern New Hampshire University is getting a contract extension.

Other News

An online fundraiser has been set up for a Rochester couple who lost their home to fire earlier this week.

The UNH Law School and Sports Illustrated held a panel on sports law last night, focusing on issues of player conduct and cases like Ray Rice.

According to Fitbit, New Hampshire residents have been the most impacted by the winter.

Hulk the dog, the world's largest pit bull who lives in NH, got a spa day in New York City.

National and World News

No injuries after a plane skidded off the runway at LaGuardia Airport in New York City.

U.S. unemployment is the lowest it's been in 7 years

Harrison Ford is OK after crash-landing a plane on a golf course.

Jurors in the Jodi Arias case say one juror kept them from sentencing her to the death penalty.

Ringling Bros. is retiring its elephant act.

Hall & Oates vs. Haulin' Oates in court.

Here's an important lesson on why it's important to lock your doors at wildlife parks.

An aircraft carrier featured in "Top Gun" is making its final journey.


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