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Dec 22, 2014 7:14 AM

All Things New Hampshire: Monday, Dec. 22, 2014


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All Things New Hampshire will be on Christmas Break starting Christmas Day through Friday, Jan. 2nd. We are back Monday, Jan. 5.

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It's looking like a wet, not white, Christmas this year.

A number of people, including several families, are out of their home after an early-morning fire at a Manchester apartment building Sunday.

A bye-clinching win for the Patriots Sunday-though it wasn't easy.

The last weekend before Christmas had local shoppers scrambling.

A deadly accident over the weekend in Moultonborough.

An escaped inmate is in custody after turning up in Vermont.

An entrepeneur just over the border in Kittery wants to sell the Navy a sleek new boat, but it could be a tough sale.

Manchester's animal shelter is looking for some holiday help.

Events we're following from the NH1 Media Center today:

The "fast casual" restaurant Not Your Average Joe's opens up in Nashua today.

Jesus Gonzalo Palazuelos Soto of Mexico will be sentenced today in federal court for attempting to smuggle cocaine. Prosectuors say he's part of the infamous Sinoloa drug cartel.

The last of 9 vigils across the state to remember the homeless this holiday season takes place this evening at 5pm in front of Main Street Methodist Church.

Selectmen in Farmington likely will discuss the reinstatement of two officers that were cleared earlier this month of an assault during an arrest. They have a nonpublic session to discuss "a personnel matter" at 5:45 p.m.

Top stories we're following from around New Hampshire

Elizabeth Smart's family is offering support to the family of a Conway teen who Nathaniel Kibby is accused of kidnapping last October.

A valuable piece of waterfront property could be the spark for a debate about the future of Portsmouth's waterfront.

The landlord for Nathaniel Kibby says she saw a change in the kidnap suspect over time.

A man wanted for questioning in the deaths of 3 people at his home in Garland, Maine is now in custody.

An inmate who walked away from a transitional facility in Concord is back in custody-police say he crashed a car while drunk while he was on the loose.


State spending is expected to be the focus of the next legislative session in Concord.

Concord's planning board is tabling a "disruptive property ordinance" that would have targeted buildings considered problem areas by poilce.

MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) has named Democratic lawmaker Steven Shurtleff its New Hampshire lawmaker of the year.

Berlin is another community looking to ban the sale of synthetic marijuana, commonly called "Spice", from local stores.


A former official of a Pembroke football booster organization has pleaded guilty to embezzlement charges.


Whoops: A Tilton man is recovering after accidentally shooting himself in the leg on Sunday.

A 2-alarm fire ripped through a vacant building in Dover Sunday morning.

Durham Police are considering a firing range on Stone Quarry Drive.


After 40 years, a family-owned Concord bowling alley is changing hands.


A Merrmiack native had a big night for the BUffalo Sabres, but it wasn't enough to beat the Bruins Sunday.

Other News

Northern New England health officials say 2014 may have been a record year for Lyme disease in New Hampshire.

A Nashua trauma program is part of a collaboration with Massachusetts General Hospital across the state line.

A Wolfeboro woman who suffered burns in a fire last month is now out of the hospital.

On the heels of the "COPSLIE" license plate controversy, a seacoast businessman is unhappy over the denial of his "BREWBUS" vanity plate.

A rescue farm for animals in Chichester has got a lot of puppies this holiday season. A lot.

After having gifts stolen that were intended for a wounded warrior's Flordia family, a Derry boy and his family are sending a 2nd round of gifts.

A Windham boy with a severe case of diabetes is hoping for a special 4-legged friend this holiday season.

The website niche.com has listed 5 seacoast high schools among the top 50 in New Hampshire.

Inmates at the state prison for women in Goffstown are giving back by making Christmas gifts.

Middle school students in Nashua are filling holiday stockings for the needy.

The first McDonald's in New Hampshire celebrated its 50th birthday over the weekend.

National and World News

President Obama says the hacking of Sony Pictures was an act of cyber-vandalism and not an act of war by North Korea.

The shooting of two police officers in New York City over the weekend has exposed tensions between the NYPD and the city's Mayor.

Big-city police departments are on alert after the weekend shootings in New York City.

The Pope is criticizing the Vatican bureaucracy.

Gas prices are at their lowest in almost 5 1/2 years.

13 people were hurt when a drive drove into a crowd in France.

An Austrailian man and his 2 boys are OK after being stranded in the wilderness (remember, it's really hot down there right now) for 10 days.

Former NBC Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw says his cancer is in remission.

Here's an update on the NFL playoff picture after yesterday's action.

Dr. Evil made his triumphant return during an SNL skit mocking Sony Pictures and North Korea this weekend.


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