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Much has been made about New Hampshire's heroin crisis, but a recent string of drug overdoses is reminding us that the pain reliever fentanyl is also a major part of the state's drug problem. Police in Portsmouth have released a public service video intended to get people talking about the drug epidemic.

Jurors in the murder trial of Tristan Wolusky heard testimony from the father of the victim Thursday, and also got a look at evidence in the case, including a machete marked with blood.

One New Hampshire neighborhood is getting lost in the shuffle during 911 calls, and the delays caused by a common zip code with another community could be life-threatening.

On Wednesday we told you about a dispute between Deerfield neighbors that's resulted in one homeowner leaving bags of trash along their property line. Thursday the homeowner offered to tell their side of the story.

A woman in Manchester is facing charges she intentionally ran over a motorcycle rider in the parking lot of a Taco Bell.

New Hampshire Catholics gathered to hear the Pope speak as he visited Congress on Thursday.

It's race weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway once more, with many drivers arriving at the track Thursday evening.

An accident closed the Londonderry Turnpike for several hours Thursday afternoon.

Looking to get the new iPhone? You won't be able to walk up and purchase it at New Hampshire stores, and our lack of a sales tax is the reason.

New Hampshire lawmakers are responding to the concerns over the state's lack of compliance with the federal Real ID law, promising a fix-but it could cost you.

One of the few Republicans NOT to enter the race for President, former Maryland Governor Bob Ehrlich, tells NH1 News his work with a Super PAC helping to influence policy discussion was the best choice for him.

A fight between two semipro football teams in Manchester has led to sanctions from their league office. Watch video of the melee.

A Berlin man convicted of putting a 2-year old child inside of a dryer in Maine was sentenced to 3 years in prison.

Portsmouth Police have arrested a man accused of robbing a TD Bank in Massachusetts.

Police in Concord are looking for a man they say tried to steal $900 worth of power drills from a department store.

A number of New Hampshire locations are taking part in National Drug Take-Back day.

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A New Hampshire company's candle will be lit by the Pope during services today in New York City.

Body camera video from police officers involved in the shooting death of Hagen Etsy-Lennon this past summer will be released today, despite a last-ditch effort by the family to block the release of body camera footage.

Closing arguments are scheduled in the trial of William Shine, the Franklin man accused of selling a 14 year-old girl into prostitution.

The trial of Tristan Wolusky enters its 4th day. He's accused in the stabbing death of Aaron Wilkonson in Madbury in June of 2014.

Qualifying for this weekend's Sylvania 300 takes place this afternoon at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Rand Paul will be holding a Town Hall meeting around 2pm this afternoon; NH1 News will carry it live on WBIN TV.

Top stories from around New Hampshire

A new UNH poll shows Bernie Sanders widening his lead over Hillary Clinton in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. On the Republican side-has support for Donald Trump peaked?

Granite Staters who were in attendance for the Pope's address to a joint session of Congress are reacting to his speech.

Manchester Police report a drug sweep in the city last night led to 14 arrests.

Felony charges have been dropped in the case of a Weare man charged in a drunk-driving crash in Bedford that killed his brother.

There's one week left for anyone who may have been exposed to contaminated water from a well at the former Pease Air Force base to sign up for blood tests.

A federal grant means that thousands of Narcan kits will be available across the state next month.


The mystery of the identity of the man who suggested at a Donald Trump rally in Rochester last week that President Obama was a Muslim continues, and there are plenty of theories. In more Trump news, the GOP frontrunner is set to meet with the head of Fox News this week in what may be an attempt to patch up a rift between the businessman and the cable news network.

Senator Kelly Ayotte is calling on President Obama to appoint a permanent Inspector General to serve as a watchdog for the Department of Veterans Affairs, plagued by scandal and controversy in recent years.

Bowing to pressure from state officials, the Department of Energy has re-opened the review process for the Northern Pass project, after Eversource proposed a new route.

The State Therapeutic Cannabis Advisory Council has been meeting for years, even though its citizen representative has never actually attended a meeting.

A recent audit suggests New Hampshire isn't inspecting places that sell and produce food fast enough.

A former state representative has filed a complaint against 3 Manchester Alderman, saying they shouldn't have voted in favor of a new 3-year contract for teachers because of conflicts of interest.

An email between a Homeland Security Agent and a Portsmouth Police Officer set off a chain of events that led to a library in West Lebanon to shutting its new cutting-edge privacy technology-since turned back on by library officials.

Nashua's City Council could soon take up a revived proposal to deal with panhandlers.

After a summer's worth of repairs, Dover officials say a recent review found no major leaks in its water system.

Despite some recent heated exchanges, Dover leaders say a police presence isn't necessary at City Council meetings.


A former Seabrook police officer may soon be retried for allegedly assaulting a 19-year-old drunken driving suspect while on duty in an incident that was caught on video.

A court date has been set for a Newmarket man accused of sexually assaulting a 15 year-old girl and attempting to manufacture child pornography.

A Vermont man has been indicted for reckless endangerment in connection to a December 2013 incident where police say he drove at an officer.

A lawyer for an Uber driver in the city of Portsmouth says he plans to sue the city over its new transportation ordinance that attempts to regulate ride-sharing services.

The town of Lee and a resident were in court Thursday over a sign on his property. The town says the sign lacks the proper permitting; the resident says he's being unfairly discriminated against.


Police in Hudson say a witness to a hit-and-run accident Thursday night tailed the vehicle as it sped away, then blocked it in until police arrived.

A mother and daughter were injured during another crash in Hudson Thursday afternoon.

A motorcyclist was airlifted to a Boston hospital after a serious crash on Route 125 in Epping yesterday morning.

A large area of land was burned by a brush fire in Rye Thursday.

U.S. Marshals were able to capture a fugitive wanted for probation violations after a short foot chase in Rochester.

Fish and Game officials say a hiker died on Mount Monadnock during a hike with his family Thursday evening.


Staff for the Public Utilities Commission are urging Eversource to slow down its selling off of its local power plants, saying it could cost its customers more money.

Other News

State science scores among 11th graders in the state are up this year, but there's been an overall slide in the last 5 years.

A meningitis scare is over at Rochester's Spaulding High School.

A walking bridge in Milford that once helped mill workers get to and from their job is the subject of calls for its restoration.

A Londonderry man who saved a stranger from a burning car in 2013 is one of 22 recipients of the Carnegie Medal for heroism.

A former Celtics player spoke to high school students in Nashua Thursday, warning them of the dangers of substance abuse.

A Nashua teen has won a Google Science Fair award.


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