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All Things New Hampshire: Friday, October 9, 2015


Nashua police announced Thursday they've made 22 arrests in the last 6 weeks as part of an ongoing investigation into drug dealing in the city.

The U.S. Attorney's office in New Hampshire announced Thursday 7 arrests in connection with drug dealing in the Rochester area.

A DEA special agent, speaking with radio host Jack Heath (who you'll be able to hear on 99.1 NH1 News starting November 2nd), says heroin is available on the streets of New Hampshire for as little as $2.

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There's concerns in Wakefield after reports a teacher handed out pens that look like hypodermic needles-and one was mistaken for the real thing on a playground.

17 people were able to safely escape a fire at a hotel in Hampton Beach Thursday afternoon that temporarily shut down the main drag.

Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has released a video furthering her call for tougher gun laws in the wake of the latest school shooting in Oregon, and her campaign is holding a "day of action" here in New Hampshire this weekend.

South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, campaigning in New Hampshire for the GOP Presidential nomination, is defending his request for aid for storm-ravaged South Carolina when he fought against a similar aid package post-Hurricane Sandy.

The Senate campaign for Democratic Governor Maggie Hassan is criticizing an ad released by Senator Kelly Ayotte touting her record on women's issues. Meanwhile, the National Republican Senate Committee is on the air with an ad criticizing Governor Hassan for the state budget and taxes in New Hampshire.

The Merrimack Town Council held a meeting last night to discuss with Kinder-Morgan representatives their plans for a proposed natural gas pipeline-but residents were also there to deliver the message that the pipeline is unwelcome.

A transgender woman has dropped a federal lawsuit against Rockingham County claiming she suffered injuries after being classified as a man while an inmate.

There's a new service available in New Hampshire that allows you to have a doctor's office come right to your home.

NH1 Chief Meteorologist Joe Joyce says the Columbus Day holiday weekend is expected to be the peak viewing for fall foliage.

Stories we're following from the NH1 Media Center

For the first time since Governor Hassan declared she'll challenge incumbent Senator Kelly Ayotte in 2016, the two will be in the same room. Both are attending the Thirteenth Annual Governor’s Advanced Manufacturing and High Technology Summit in Manchester this morning.

The Fiscal Friday forum is being held this morning at 11am at the Rudman Center in Concord. NH1 News Political Director Paul Steinhauser is the moderator for the discussion with Ohio Governor and Republican Presidential candidate John Kasich. You can watch it live on WBIN-TV and hear it on 99.1 NH1 News.

North Hampton Police officer Peter Cormier is being laid to rest this morning. Cormier died unexpectedly last week of a heart attack.

This time they mean it: after delays on Thursday, the new Exit 3 southbound off-ramp on the Spaulding Turnpike is expected to open.

Top News from around New Hampshire

5 years after a Manchester woman was found dead in her apartment, there are still no arrests, and family members are frustrated over the lack of information they've received.

Tristan Wolusky, on the stand in his own defense Thursday, admitted during testimony that he made up stories in an attempt to cover up the stabbing death of Aaron Wilkinson in Madbury last year.

Prosecutors in the case of Owen Labrie responded to the former St. Paul's student's attorneys' request to throw out the most serious charge against him, saying Labrie was appropriately convicted when he used a computer to lure a teenage classmate for sex in May of 2014.

A group in Keene is calling for a judge to reject a plea deal for the man accused of kicking a 17-year-old chihuahua that was on his property, leading to the dog's death.

A funeral home director in Manchester says they're adapting to the grim reality of drug addiciton in New Hampshrie, saying they've handled more than 50 opioid-related deaths this year.


President Obama has signed into law a bill co-signed by Senator Jeanne Shaheen that tweaks the Affordable Care Act to help prevent increases in health insurance costs for mid-sized businesses.

New data suggests fewer uninsured people are getting treatment at area hospitals, thanks in part to the state's Medicaid expansion program.

President Obama has nominated a Concord lawyer to be the next U.S. Attorney for New Hampshire.

Commuter rail, growing businesses and bringing young people back to the state are all part of newly declared Democratic candidate for Governor Colin Van Ostern's agenda. The barbs are out in the race for Governor, as NH Republican GOP Chair Jennifer Horn calls Van Ostern "a career politician".

More parking could be coming to Manchester's Millyard area after the Zoning Board approved a plan that's the first step in bringing a luxury hotel project to the area.

Tension remains between Derry town officials and the DOT as the debate over the timing and funding of Exit 4A off I-93 continues.

A group opposed to wind power projects near Newfound Lake has gotten a Republican legislator to submit a proposed amendment to the state constitution that would grant more power to local communities-rather than the state-to approve or reject such plans.

At a town hall meeting in Manchester Thursday, New Jersey Governor and GOP presidential hopeful Chris Christie said Russian President Vladmir Putin's aggression is a sign of weakness in U.S. leadership.

South Carolina Senator and Republican presidential candidate Lindsey Graham continued his 10-day campaign swing through New Hampshire Thursday, going skeet shooting in Keene.


Two Canadian men charged in the murders of a pair of women in Nashua in 1988 will have separate bail hearings later this month.

The probable cause hearing for the former Concord football coach accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old boy has been postponed until October 22.

A Manchester couple and a man from Massachusetts were indicted this week on federal charges in connection with a multi-million dollar heroin and fentanyl-dealing operation.

A judge has refused to release a man convicted of providing a fatal dose of heroin to another man while partying at a Portsmouth hotel back in 2007.

The trial of a Maine man accused of sexually abusing a Rochester girl over several years has been continued until February.

A trial date has been set in for a former state representative accused of stealing money from the Strafford County Republican Committee, where he served as Treasurer.

A judge has sent the proposed expansion of the Sea-3 propane storage facility in Newington back to the town's planning board, affirming part of their decision to approve the project but calling for more scrutiny of the updating of the facility's safety plans.

The transgender woman accused of randomly stabbing a woman in a supermarket in Maine pleaded guilty Thursday, and wants to be sentenced to life in prison.


The stepfather of Celina Cass, the 11-year old girl whose body was found in the Connecticut River 4 years ago and whose killer has never been arrested, is facing trespass charges.

Two men are facing heroin charges in Keene.

The manhunt continues for a driver who police say caused a crash at the bottom of the Exit 1 off-ramp on the Everett Turnpike Wednesday.

Improperly disposed-of smoking materials are being blamed for a fire at an apartment in Manchester early this morning.

Lawyers for the city of Portsmouth say a letter written by a police officer to a local newspaper critical of Police Chief Stephen DuBois likely won't be reprimanded because the officer wrote the letter as a resident and it falls under the category of protected speech.

An inmate who walked away from a Concord halfway house is now back in custody.


The New Hampshire chapter of the Sierra Club is reaching out to landowners along the proposed path of the Northern Pass transmission route, as they prepare a case against the plan.

Despite an ongoing dispute in Portsmouth, Uber says it's bringing its ride-sharing service to Durham.

Pets are now welcome on the Amtrak Downeaster, which has stops in Exeter, Durham, and Dover.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been fined for hazardous chemical violations in Hanover.


Division I men's college basketball has its first openly gay coach, and he's a New Hampshire native.

Other News

A new study by researchers at Dartmouth suggests the quality of hospital care varies throughout northern New England for children with complex medical issues.

A startup company with an online search engine geared towards problem-solving for business was the winner of last night's $50,000 top prize in the annual TechOut competition.

Union Cemetery in Laconia has gotten permission from the city to make repairs to prevent a sinkhole from threatening gravesites, some of whom date back to the 1860's.

Repairs to the Millyard chimney in Nashua, long a part of the city's skyline, are estimated at $70,000.

DOT officials say the Maplewood Avenue Bridge over the Route 1 Bypass is expected to re-open next month.

Supporters of the bobcat are asking Fish & Game officials to reject a plan to open a hunting a trapping season for the animal.

A Nashua man is holding a 60's-themed dance party tonight in order to purchase a special pair of glasses he hopes will restore his sight.


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