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All Things New Hampshire: Friday, October 16, 2015


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The mystery of the disappearance of Sue Hutchinson is over; the Attorney General's office say her body is the one that was found inside a false wall at her apartment over the weekend. They're still investigating what led to her death, but her roommate, who apparently took his life last week at a motel in Massachusetts, is the prime suspect.

In part 3 of our investigative series "The Recruit", we continue to follow the training of a Manchester Police cadet and learn more on how officers are trained to make the right decision in a crisis.

A crash involving a trailer on Interstate 95 in Hampton Falls Thursday morning left one person dead.

Jury deliberations are underway in the murder trial of Tristan Wolusky.

There's a search for a missing hiker underway in the White Mountains.

Local seniors are reacting to the news that their Social Security checks won't get a cost-of-living increase in January.

NH1's Kevin Landrigan tells us how New Hampshire's Community College system is playing a role in the 2016 Presidential campaign.

Congressman Frank Guinta has unveiled his third-quarter fundraising numbers, and they suggest he'll have an uphill battle to re-election.

The US Attorney's office in New Hampshire has announced charges against a Guatemalan businessman-turned fugitive accused of defrauding local clients of as much of $9 million.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to aid the owners of the Northwood restaurant gutted by fire on Wednesday afternoon.

A water main break left customers south of Wieczorek Drive in Manchester dry for several hours Thursday.

Plymouth High knocked down its dilapidated ski jump, and you can now watch video of the demolition.

Three people in Massachusetts are facing charges after 2 dogs and a bearded dragon were found dead in a trash and feces-infested home.

It was bad enough a Manchester woman was arrested for disorderly conduct Wednesday evening; then she made it worse by biting another suspect traveling in the police wagon with her.

It's the Pats game fans have been waiting for all year: Sunday's showdown with the Colts.

Warning: this story isn't for everyone, and viewer (and listener) discretion is advised. Shoppers at a California Target store got an unexpected message over the store loudspeakers-someone played tape from a pornographic video.

Thursday was National Pug Day, and in celebration, the unofficial NH1 News mascot, Ernie, gets his own NH1 New Top Five.

Events we're following from the NH1 Media Center

Democratic Presidential candidate and former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley is the featured speaker at today's Fiscal Friday Forum. NH1 News will bring it to you live on WBIN-TV at noon; it'll also be simulcast on 99.1 NH1 News.

Hillary Clinton is back in the Granite State today, holding a town hall meeting at Keene State College and also attending an event in Nashua.

Republicans campaigning in the state today including Kentucky Senator Rand Paul and former New York Governor George Pataki.

Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Congresswoman Annie Kuster Ted Brady, Vermont and New Hampshire USDA Rural Development State Director, visit Edgewater Farm in Plainfield at 2:00 p.m. to announce 31 USDA Rural Development grants totaling $1,163,000 for farms and small businesses in New Hampshire.

Senators Shaheen and Ayotte will host a meeting in Manchester of veterans, mental healthcare providers and local officials from the Department of Veterans Affairs to discuss mental healthcare coverage for veterans through the Choice Card program.

The New Hampshire Housing Summit takes place today from 8am to 4pm at St. Anselm's College. Senator Kelly Ayotte will appear at the event, along with several GOP presidential candidates, including Lindsey Graham, Mike Huckabee, Chris Christie and George Pataki.

The New Hampshire congressional delegation will honor members of New Hampshire’s law enforcement community at the New Hampshire Congressional Law Enforcement Awards ceremony in Concord at 6:00 p.m.

The Manchester Monarchs kick off their new season tonight. This isn't the AHL Monarchs that won the Calder Cup championship last spring; that team was moved to California by its parent club, the LA Kings. This version of the Monarchs is the Kings' ECHL affiliate.

Top News

The Governor and Attorney General are looking to get tough on doctors who prescribe opiods, but the medical community is asking them to pump the brakes.

Portsmouth's Mayor plans to ask the City Council to work on a new separation agreement for embattled police chief Stephen Dubois, who's been under fire for the department's handling of the disputed inheritance of former Sergeant Aaron Goodwin.

Good news: with lawmakers in New Hampshire working to comply with the federal Real ID law, New Hampshire driver's license has gotten an extension on its exemption into the middle of next year, meaning it can still be used when boarding airplanes.


Republican Presidential candidate and Florida Senator Marco Rubio has picked up a key endorsement.

GOP Presidential candidate Carly Fiorina is adding to her New Hampshire leadership team.

Democratic Presidential candidate Jim Webb is a unfamiliar face on the New Hampshire campaign trail-in fact, he's yet to actually appear in New Hampshire since announcing.

Governor Hassan wants the long-planned Exit 4A project in Londonderry to be a higher priority in the state's transportation fan.

Lawmakers are preparing to make a final decision on how much to increase health care costs for the state's 12,000 retirees, in an effort to close a $10.6 million hole in the state's retiree health program.

A legislative committee told the committee in charges of approving big energy projects-like the Northern Pass or the Kinder Morgan natural gas pipeline-that they need to revise some key sections of proposed rules that are part of the approval process.

A plan to protect deteriorating Civil War battle flags on display in the State House is on hold.

Despite the Board of Alderman passing an ordinance targeting panhandling, the measure may not take effect, as the mayor is considering a veto.

Now that voters have rejected at the polls budget cuts, the Derry Town Council will meet next week to figure how to restore the funding and services.

A public hearing is scheduled for next month to discuss the proposed medical marijuana facility on Crosby Road in Dover.

The Dover City Council has agreed to receive a grant that will allow police to free up an officer to handle "nusiance" issues.


A Manchester man with a distinguished record of military service-including serving in a bomb detection unit during deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan-will get a second chance after a shoplifting arrest in Salem, being put into a diversion program instead of facing jail time.

A hearing for a man charged in a 2013 hostage situation has been postponed until Thursday.

A group that claims it's members of a religion (a religion that involves sword-fighting and meets at a bar in Concord) went before the state Supreme Court to argue for a property tax exemption.


Police say a pair of motorcyclists charged with speeding on I-93 on Columbus Day are facing new charges after a GoPro video they were wearing show them travelling more than 160 mph.

The Beach View Inn in Hampton, damaged by fire last week, will remain closed as investigators continue to work to identify the cause.

A Manchester man is facing heroin charges after police say they arrested him during a patrol of a "hot spot".

A Vermont man is dead after being struck near his disabled vehicle on I-91 by two cars, one of them driven by a New Hampshire driver.

Police have identified the woman killed in a deadly crash in Ossipee.

Someone's stolen Marlborough's town welcome sign on Route 101 at the town line in Dublin.

A missing teen in Middleton has been found by police and is now home safe.


Liberty Utilities is looking to expand its natural gas service to thousands of new customers.


He's not retiring, but NH ski legend Bode Miller is apparently sitting out this World Cup season.

Monarchs hockey returns to Manchester tonight, albeit in a different form.

Other News

Manchester parents attended a forum focusing on heroin Thursday.

Aging and homeless veterans got a helping hand Thursday thanks to the annual Stand Down event at Nashua's Harbor Homes.

Concord High School's principal, who's battling ALS, is getting help from students who are holding a fundraising walk.

The inaugural James Foley 5K kicks off Saturday morning, named in memory of the Rochester journalist beheaded by ISIS militants last year.

There are road restrictions in Dover for this weekend's Cocheco Challenge Half Marathon Footrace.

A real estate website has released a list of the worst places to live if there's a zombie apocalypse. Bad news: the greater Boston area is one of them.

The New Hampshire Film Festival kicked off Thursday night in Portsmouth.

More than 120 ski and snowboard areas in the United States, including many in New Hampshire, have registered to host a Guinness Book of World Records event in the hope of holding largest lesson ever.


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