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Apr 6, 2015 4:22 AM

All Things New Hampshire: Monday, April 6, 2015

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An aide for Senator Kelly Ayotte has resigned afte being arrested as part of a prostitution sting in Nashua.

There's been an arrest in Cambridge, Massachusetts, after human remains were found in a duffel bag.

Police are looking for 3 people involved in a robbery in Rochester.

Nearly 2,000 runners took part in the first memorial 5K race named after fallen Brentwood Officer Stephen Arkell.

Some lost hikers were found on Mount Pierce over the weekend.

A UNH student has gotten a grant to work at the Environmental Protection Agency.

A solar installation on Star Island is expected to help with energy needs.

After 5 months, those taking part in the "Caveman Challenge" finally got a haircut.

Changes are underway at New Hampshire colleges to address issues of sexual harassment.

Today's NH1 Top 5: The best sporting events in NH.

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Closing arguments are set to begin today in the trial of Dzohkhar Tsarnaev.

The defense will make its case today in the trial of Aaron Hernandez, and may rest its case as well.

A public hearing resumes Monday for Rockingham County Finance Director Teresa Young, who's appealing her suspension after being accused of not reporting financial errors.

Neurosurgeon and possible 2016 Republican Presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson is in New Hampshire today. He'll give the keynote address at the 9th Annual "Keeping the Dream Alive" Conference for Business and Education in Manchester and will also attend a meet and greet in Hollis at the Hollis Pharmacy.

There's lane closures tonight on the southbound side of the Spaulding Turnpike in Newington near exit 4 for sign installation.

Portsmouth's City Council is scheduled to hold a first reading of an ordinance that would essentially ban plastic bags from retail stores in the city.

It's opening day for the Red Sox. They take on the Phillies at 3:05pm in Philadelphia. Clay Bucholz is your starting pitcher.

Top News from around New Hampshire

Reaction to the prostitution arrest of an aide to Senator Kelly Ayotte-who's also Vice Chair of the Manchester School Board.

It's been more than a week and there's still not much we know about what led a mother in Bedford to kill her two daughters and herself.

There were only scattered power outages from the windy weather over the weekend.

A hunter wants to overturn the state's ban on using chocolate as bear bait.

After months of debate, Portsmouth may finally have a breakthrough with the ride-sharing service Uber that would allow it to continue to operate in the city.

State officials say "mud season" hasn't been all that bad so far.

You aren't imagining things: New Hampshire's big storms have gotten bigger in recent years.


There's a lot of debate coming in Concord over who gets to vote in New Hampshire.

University System officials remain hopeful that the Senate will reverse cuts to their budget made by the House.

Meals on Wheels advocates are concerned about the impact proposed state budget cuts will have on the program.

Lawmakers want to know who's backing a group founded by a Kingston ice cream shop owner that's lobbied on behalf of "ratepayers" regarding utility issues.

Rand Paul will visit Milford on Wednesday, and could be doing it as a presidential candidate.

Even though school enrollment is dropping in many New Hampshire communities, that doesn't mean their budgets are getting lower.

A Portsmouth City Council Committee wants the full Council to schedule a reading on a proposed ordinance banning plastic bags in the city.

Good thing it's finally getting warm(ish) out there: many NH towns say they're maxed out on their snow removal budgets.


A judge has ruled that the city of Haverhill, Massachusetts is not liable for the behavior of a former police officer who raped a drunk Nashua woman in 2008.

It's been delayed several times, but we'll see if this one sticks: a former principal at a Litchfield religious school accused of embezzling more than $150,000 is scheduled to be sentenced April 27.


A fire in Keene is being blamed on a knocked-over candle.

A New Hampton man is facing charges in a pair of assault cases, one involving his ex-girlfriend, the same night a "suspicious" fire burned the woman's home.

A man in Raymond is facing DWI charges after crashing into an electric fence Saturday night.

Though their reputation may not be favorable, police reports show there haven't been any violent crimes reported at Nashua's downtown parking garages.

Manchester Police have gotten the go-ahead to conduct field sobriety checkpoints later this month.

Police in Pelham are looking for the owner of a dog found living in the woods for around a month.

Firefighters responded to a one-alarm fire in Ossipee Sunday night.

A chest full of World War II memoribilia is among the items lost in last week's fire at a storage facility in Raymond.


Despite concerns about a bankruptcy filing, the co-owner of Hollis Country Kitchen restaurant says they're not closing.

A housing project for UNH students will come down to the wire but is expected to open in time for the fall semester.

Gas prices in New Hampshire remain stable this week.

A startup company in Mont Vernon is launching a cloud-based student dismissal program to make those announcements easier and more efficient.


David Ortiz will start for the Red Sox at first base today, with Mike Napoli sitting in the National League park.

The Celtics control their own destiny in their push for the playoffs.

The UConn women's basketball team is back in the title game for the third straight year.

Other News

Fewer moose hunting permits issued doesn't seem to be bringing an increase to the moose population.

The snow is going away-slowly-but many athletic fields remain to soggy to use.

A proposal for a nonprofit aquatic center bearing a former Olympic swimmer's name is gaining momentum according to its backers.

Despite the wind, Next Level Church members held their annual helicopter egg drop, to the delight of kids.

National and World News

A renowned lawyer who helped the Unabomber stay off death row now has the unenviable task of saving suspected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev from the death penalty.

An independent review has brought sharp criticism against Rolling Stone magazine for its coverage of a story about rape at a University of Virginia fraternity.


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