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All Things New Hampshire: Friday, Nov. 21, 2014


Happy Friday to you! It's looking like a pretty decent weekend, with a warm-up coming, according to NH1's Clayton Stiver. Some ski resorts are opening up this weekend-check out Clayton's weekend opening update.

Here's some stories from NH1.com that have us talking:

A big hurdle was cleared in Concord Thursday for medical marijuana dispensaries.

New regulations could hurt New Hampshire fishermen.

New Hampshire bats are dying from a fast-spreading disease.

Plaistow's Town Planner is in hot water, facing charges in 2 seperate cases.

A securities firm in Concord is facing a $100,000 fine.

A pair of guilty pleas for a Nashua armed robbery that happened earlier this year.

An update on a deadly crash in Nashua.

Here's some of the happenings we're keeping our eye on today:

The jury is deliberating in the trial of Travis Hobbs, accused of texting while driving in the death of an Amherst man last year. A verdict could come today.

Senator Jeanne Shaheen will be taking a tour of the Sarah Long Bridge this morning at 10am to get an update on the bridge replacement project.

Striking Fairpoint workers say they'll be gathering today at 1pm to picket outside Fairpoint's Elm Street offices in Manchester. Fairpoint has been warning people about "mobile picketing" and acts of vandalism related to the labor dispute

Top Stories

A meeting was held last night to discuss the feasibility of bringing rail service to the Manchester-Concord corridor.

Rymes Oil & Propane is working to finalize the sale of Fuller Oil.

13 New Hampshire residents are suing a chain of pain clinics, claiming they received tainted steroid injections that were later connected to a meningitis outbreak.

Two boys are OK after falling through ice at Hood pond in Derry.


The state is asking the federal government for a waiver to allow the state to use private health plans to cover newly eligible Medicaid recipients under the affordable care act.


A Massachusetts man accused of the drunk-driving death of a man in Jaffrey is under house arrest after a court appearance.

A New Hampshire Guard member insists he was contacting a prostitute in Texas for research as his trial on sex trafficking charges continues.


A man is dead after being hit by a UPS truck while trying to cross Route 16 in Tamworth.

A Dover man is in custody after getting into a 2-hour standoff with police Thursday afternoon.

Dover police are also looking for a man who robbed a TD Bank Thursday.

The man who hit a police cruiser head-on in New Durham is facing felony-level DWI charges.

Two people were hurt in a rollover in Rochester.

Police in Nashua have charged a man with dealing heroin, and hiring teens to help him.

Police say a Barrington man is facing charges after being caught with heroin while 2 children were in his car.

A Kingston man who escaped from the town's police station is now facing burglary charges.

A bookkeeper for an Exeter company is accused of stealing money.

Two men are charged with stealing tools from a business in Newport.

Police in Concord are looking for a man they say stole an iPhone at a convenience store last month.


Could the dream of the Jetsons be getting closer? A flying car is being tested at Pease.

Pat's Peak is getting set to partly open this weekend.

A new gun range is holding a open house in Hudson Saturday.

48 people living in New Hampshire are being impacted by job cuts at Vermont Yankee.

A New Hampshire-developed app could help shoot down the high cost of health care.

Other Local News

There's still a boil water order in place in Rollinsford.

The subject of helicopter noise was discussed last night in Portsmouth, though there may not be many options to do anything about it.

A Tilton Police officer is recovering after receiving a kidney transplant.

There's support in Dover for two-way traffic on a pair of streets downtown.

Anybody who's driven through Meredith in the summer knows it can be a slow ride. Could roundabouts be the answer?

The cost of removing a bridge in Boscawen built in 1907 is less than expected.

A vigil was held last night in Concord to mark Transgender day of Awareness.

That Cher concert that's been postponed in Manchester is now cancelled as the singer battles health issues.

Concord's Christmas parade is tomorrow.

National and World News

As expected, the President is moving forward with his executive orders that affects 5 million undocumented immigrants in New Hampshire.

Republicans aren't too happy about the President's immigration plan.

Immigrants are reacting to the President's plan, and so far it's positive.

The National Security Council is now reviewing its policy on U.S. hostages, following beheadings of several Americans, including Rochester's James Foley.

Gun sales are surging in Ferguson, Missouri. The police officer at the center of the controversy, Darren Wilson, is reportedly in talks to resign.

We're learning more about the gunman in Wednesday night's shooting at Florida State University.

What's worse than more snow in Buffalo? Rain.

The NFL says the Bills and Jets are moving their game to Detroit because of the snow in Western New York.

There are more new allegations against Bill Cosby.

Adrian Petersen tells USA Today he won't use a switch to discipline his children again.

A pair of country singers have come out as gay.

A kitten lost in New Mexico has been found-in Maine.


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