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All Things New Hampshire: Friday, May 15, 2015


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The jury in the sentencing phase of the trial of convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev deliberated for a full day without a verdict.

The death toll in the Amtrak crash in Philadelphia has reached 8.

Kevin Paul was granted a conditional parole Thursday, almost 18 years after watching his friend gun down an Epsom Police officer.

Tom Brady has officially appealed his 4-game suspension resulting from the Deflategate controversy. Unfortunately for Pats fans, the person hearing the appeal? Roger Goodell.

After an NH1 News investigation uncovered concerns about used needles being found at a Manchester Little League field, local officials are taking action.

NH1 News contributor Gail Huff reports that employers along the Seacoast are finding it difficult to fill summer jobs along the Seacoast.

Donald Trump says he'll announce if he's running for president next month, but sounded like a candidate as he took shots at Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio during stops in New Hampshire Thursday.

A group linked to Karl Rove is spending some big bucks to praise Senator Kelly Ayotte.

The New Hampshire Senate has approved a bill that will give parents notice before their child is presented a lesson containing material of a sexually explicit nature.

The stepfather of a girl who went missing for nearly 10 years during a custodial dispute has posted bail.

A man is facing OUI charges after getting involved in a crash at the Mall of New Hampshire-with a 12 year-old in the car.

A hearing has been set for a man accused of leaving his twin 9 year-old nephews home alone for nearly 4 months.

Damage but no injuries after a fire at a building in Manchester Thursday.

A Pembroke man was acquitted of rape charges this week.

The clock is ticking for those looking to get tested after being exposed to contaminated well water at Pease International Tradeport.

Manchester elementary school students are educating city officials about what kind of food kids really like to eat (Hint: not tuna fish).

US News & World Report has released its list of the top New Hampshire High Schools.

Today's NH1 Top 5: The top 5 Manchester restaurants featuring outdoor seating.

Stories we're following from the NH1 Media Center

Former U.S. Senator Jim Webb attends a Business Forum luncheon in Portsmouth today at 1pm.

The Winni Derby kicks off at Lake Winnepesaukee today. The event runs through Sunday.

Nashua's annual Greek Food Festival kicks off today.

A Portsmouth landmark returns tonight...a ceremonial lighting will be held at 8pm in front of the Yoken's Restaurant sign.

Top News from around New Hampshire

Frank Guinta continues to insist money he loaned himself during his 2010 campaign was his, even though it came from a checking account controlled by his parents. The FEC ruled the transaction illegal. To say the Union-Leader's publisher doesn't buy Guinta's story is a massive understatement, expressing his feelings in possibly the shortest editorial in the newspaper's history.

There's a boil water order in effect for the city of Lebanon after high levels of E. Coli bacteria were found.

A Derry man has waived his probable cause hearing for charges of negligent homicide in last week's deadly crash involving a motorcycle on Route 102.

A co-owner of the Meat House restaurant has pleaded guilty to charges he allowed money from a veterans' fundraiser to be used to cover his payroll instead.

A family of 4 is homeless and 10 pets are dead after a fire in Northfield Thursday night.


Hillary's coming back to the Granite State next week.

Rand Paul has picked up 25 additional endorsements from around the Granite State.

Bernie Sanders will return to New Hampshire after officially kicking off his 2016 presidential campaign in his home state of Vermont.

Congress has passed a bill sponsored by both of New Hampshire's Senators that makes sure death benefits paid to families of public safety officer killed in the line of duty aren't subject to federal income tax.

The NH Senate has approved a bill that would allow parents to opt out of statewide assessment tests.

The Senate also deadlocked on a bill that would repeal the state's abortion clinic buffer zone law, meaning it will stay on the books for now as a similar law is being challenged in federal court.

A bill that would boost funding for charter schools has passed in the Senate, but was then tabled so it could be considered as part of the Senate's budget proposal.

A 19 year-old running for State Rep was the apparent victim of an email hoax that suggested she was dropping out of the race.

Nashua aldermen have approved a borrowing plan for the Pennichuck Corp.

Claremont city officials have approved a plan to bring a pumpkin festival to the city this fall.

Candidates for an at-large alderman seat in Nashua are lining up.

There's an open selectman's seat in Pelham.


The NH Supreme Court is set to rule on a law amending language to the state's voter registration forms. Some say it discourages people to vote.

As the trial draws closer for a former Seabrook police officer accused of assaulting a suspect in the police station in an incident caught on camera, much of the criminal past of the victim won't be part of the testimony.

The St. Paul's graduate accused of sexually assaulting a classmate while he was a student there has officially hired a new lawyer known for his role in several high-profile cases.

A former Massachusetts police officer was convicted on charges he sexually assaulted a girl in Salem in the 1990s.

It's 15 years in prison for an Auburn man convicted of sexually assaulting a young girl in Hill and Franklin.

A former Rockingham County Corrections officer will be spending some time on the other side of the bars after being sentenced for smuggling morphine into the jail.


A tractor-trailer rollover on the Everett Turnpike snarled traffic in Nashua yesterday afternoon.

12 people have been arrested as part of a drug sweep in Franklin this week.

Two people were seriously hurt in an accident in Littleton involving a deer.

A fire that damaged an apartment building in Keene is being called suspicious.

A man from Hampton is in the hospital after smashing his car head-on into a tree.

Another man from Hampton is facing charges that he choked a child.

Police in Deerfield have charged three teenagers from Raymond with vandalism, accused of going on a mailbox-smashing spree.

Anybody looking for some goats? Police in Merrimack need your help.


The location for a new Aldi Supermarket has been identified in Nashua.

Other News

Just 105 people will get a chance to hunt for moose this year, as state officials adjusted the number for this year's moose hunt lottery.

A man who was freed after being pinned under a tractor in Merrimack earlier this week remains in the hospital.

The National Transportation Safety Board has blamed a 2014 helicopter crash in Maine on a pilot from New Hampshire.

UNH-Manchester held graduation ceremonies on Thursday.

A new exhibit at Plymouth State College is paying tribute to a longtime Executive Council member.

A long-lost painting by the great-grandmother of a Portsmouth woman has turned up-at Franklin City Hall.


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