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All Things New Hampshire: Friday, May 8, 2015


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Police believe they have located the pickup that was involved in a deadly hit-and-run accident in Rochester.

Nashua police are mourning the loss of one of their officers after an accident at a house party in Pelham Wednesday night.

The jury in the sentencing trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev got an early start to their weekend.

A memorial to a fallen veteran from Webster has been stolen.

An alert off-duty Manchester police officer helped stop a woman believed to have used heroin while driving around the city.

As the father of a 3 year-old, this is my worst nightmare: A 2 year-old boy was killed in Derry when a dresser fell on top of him.

The driver involved in a deadly hit-and-run crash involving a motorcycle in Belmont has been identified.

A 2-alarm fire destroyed a home in Hudson Thursday morning.

A brush fire in Ossipee has burned about 150 acres. Take a look at a gallery of photos from the scene.

Police in Laconia are searching for a man they call "armed and dangerous".

A judge has denied a reduction in sentence for a man known as the "UNH Rapist", convicted in a series of sexual assaults on campus in the 1980s.

Rick Perry tells NH1 News that he'll have enough money to be competitive in the race for the White House.

Nashua's Steeplegate Mall used to be packed, but it's no longer a top draw, and it's hurting the city.

NH1 Investigates a scam targeting utilities customers around New Hampshire.

Tom Brady says the Deflategate allegations won't taint the Patriots' Super Bowl win.

There's new ownership at a longtime North Country gun store.

Concord has unearthed a time capsule from 1965, but we'll have to wait until June to see what's inside.

Gronk is weighing in on Deflategate, as only Gronk can.

Events we're following from the NH1 Media Center

Lots of drug talk today around the state The Seabrook Community Center will be the host for a half-day conference with substance use and mental health experts and local and state legislators to discuss ways to deal with growing drug problem. A similar event is taking place in Bedford at the Bedford Village Inn. Governor Hassan will attend a tour at the New Hampshire Hospital for Children's NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) as health care professionals discuss the impact heroin addiction can have on the health of newborn children.

Former Texas Governor and potential 2016 Presidential candidate Rick Perry will make a stop at the Pink Cadillac Diner in Rochester this morning.

Another potential 2016 candidate, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will be holding a town hall forum at Fury's Publick House in downtown Dover at 5pm.

Declared presidential candidate Carly Fiorina will be the keynote speaker at the NH High Tech Council's Entrepreneur of the Year Event in Manchester.

Top News

A man accused of shooting his wife last week at their home in Nashua waived his initial court appearance.

The NH Senate has delayed a vote on a bill that would repeal the law setting up a buffer zone between the entrance of abortion clinics and protestors.

The writer of the contested will in the Geraldine Webber estate trial took the stand to discuss why Webber left a Portsmouth Police Sergeant $2.1 million dollars. Webber's grandson is also staking a claim to the money.

The trials of Genevieve and Scott Kelley will now likely be combined into a single trial on charges they disappeared with Genevieve's daughter from another marriage in 2005 during a custody dispute.

Two people were hurt, one seriously, in a a hit and run accident in Derry yesterday. The driver has been tracked down after leaving the scene.

After a public meeting last night, there's no decision from a state committee on whether a proposed expansion of a propane storage facility will be exempted from a review process.

A deadly motorcycle crash is under investigation in Goffstown.


New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is back in New Hampshire flirting with a 2016 White House bid, and talked about the nation's growing drug problem during a roundtable in Manchester. He's also defending Tom Brady in the Deflategate controversy.

Rick Perry joined the cause for a 19 year-old running for NH state rep, appearing at an event on her behalf Thursday night in Deerfield.

A bill that would widen access to Narcan, the drug that can reverse heroin overdoses, has passed the Senate and is heading towards the Governor's desk.

Also coming the Governor's way: a bill granted final approval Thursday that will help provide aid to redevelop the Balsams Resort.

The Governor has signed a bill that makes New Hampshire the first state to prohibit employers from paying subminimum wages to people with disabilities.

Concord's City Manager has proposed a 4 percent tax increase as part of his city budget plan.

Dover's mayor is threatening a lawsuit against the state if the city doesn't get the funding she says it's entitled to.

Congresswoman Anne Kuster touted progress in the manufacturing sector in the Monadnock region during a business summit in Keene Thursday.

A delay in federal funding has jeopardized the replacement of the Sewalls Falls Bridge.

Revised rules concerned sidewalk seating for restaurants in Nashua were approved Thursday by the Board of Public Works.

It's been a tough week for Nashua: in addition to the death of a police officer, their public works commissioner was killed Tuesday in a motorcycle accident.

Rochester's City Council has upheld a decision denying a license to a local pawnbroker they say has a checkered past.


A New Hampshire man convicted of carrying out "revenge porn" against an ex-lover in Florida has been sentenced to 2.5 years in prison.

A Manchester man who robbed a credit union in the city last October has been sentenced in federal court to 37 years in prison.


Police are investigating the case of a motorcyclist who was clipped by a car and thrown off the Route 101 bypass in Milford.

No injuries were reported after a 2-alarm apartment fire in Manchester Thursday.


General Electric has broken ground on a $50 million expansion project in Hooksett.

Job cuts are coming to the Lakes Region General Hospital.


The Monarchs have taken a 2-0 lead in their Eastern Conference semifinal series.

Former UNH football captain Muji Karim is still competing, ever after a 2011 accident cost him the lower part of his legs.

Alex Rodriguez passed Wille Mays for 4th on the all-time home run list last night.

Maybe there won't be a rematch between Mayweather and Pacquiao.

Other News

Members of the New Hampshire National Guard are headed to the Middle East after training in Texas.

A New Hampshire veteran who left a pair of twins behind in South Korea more than 40 years ago is trying to find them through social media.

Could Hampton Beach get its own Pumpkin Festival?

Heroin addiction was a prime topic of discussion at a Dartmouth opioid symposium Thursday.

Opinions are split in Portsmouth on what to do with city-owned land at Sagamore Creek.

Some schedule changes for the Sara Long and Memorial Bridge openings coming next week.

Portsmouth is getting ready to clean up those abandoned bicycles.

A longtime staple of the Hampton Beach food scene, absent last year, is back in business in time for the summer rush.

A Seacoast youth baseball coach is searching for a liver donor.

Some big changes to a longtime children's charity auction in the Lakes Region.

National and World News

The latest US jobs report is being hailed as the best in 7 years.

Scary moments on a airline flight as smoke filled the plane's cabin.

A big win for British Prime Minister David Cameron during Thursday's UK elections.

Yikes: A US Ebola patient declared cured of the virus last fall found it again - in his eye.

A Vermont State Senator is facing sexual assault and human trafficking charges.

Stephen Colbert's Desk from "The Colbert Report" has been auctioned off for $800,000.

Treasure that supposedly once belonged to the infamous Captain Kidd has been found off the coast of Madagascar.


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