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All Things New Hampshire: Monday, December 21, 2015

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Schools in Nashua are closed today after a threat of violence was made.

US Army Ranger and Dover High grad Andrew Aimesbury was laid to rest Sunday. Aimesbury was killed earlier this month after a live-fire training exercise accident in Georgia.

Keene was returning to normal Sunday after a city-wide gas scare on Saturday that sent 1 person to the hosptial. The Governor is calling for a full investigation into what happened.

One man is dead and a second person is hurt after a truck tire exploded at a Sears Auto Service Center in Salem.

13 people are out of a home after a fire in Nashua Sunday.

3 arrests have been made in connection with a violent home break-in attack in Franklin that left one person with serious injuries.

Troubling news in the state's fight against drug addiction, as New Hampshire has one of the highest increases in the nation year-to-year when it comes to the rate of drug overdose deaths.

The Democratic Presidential candidates debated Saturday night-here's a recap of some of the takeaways.

In the wake of last week's data flap between the Sanders and Clinton campaigns, Bernie Sanders has suspended two more staffers.

Republican Presidential candidate Jeb Bush kept up his attacks on frontrunner Donald Trump in visits to New Hampshire this weekend, calling him a "jerk".

A legal scholar says an effort to halt the Northern Pass transmission line project faces a high bar.

A man is facing drunken-driving charges after rear-ending a school bus in Belmont on Friday.

Great news on a story we brought you last week-an Epping woman who had a pillow made from her late father's flannel shirt stolen from her mailbox found it returned late last week.

Just in time for the holidays, New Hampshire National Guardsmen were welcomed home on Sunday.

A police officer in Belmont is being credited with pulling double-duty recently, putting out a water heater fire at a city home.

A National Guardsman got creative recently when putting out a car fire after an accident, using a bottle of Coke to help douse the flames.

6 Nashua police officers are being honored for actions that saved lives in 2015.

The Broad Street Parkway is open in Nashua, much to the delight of drivers.

Edward Snowden, who gained international notoriety when he copied and leaked National Security Agency surveillance documents, will be a featured speaker at the upcoming New Hampshire Free State Project annual convention-via video.

US lobster exports to Europe are down, in part because of stronger U.S. dollar and economic troubles overseas.

Stories we're following from the NH1 Media Center today

We have a Ben Carson sighting in New Hampshire-he speaks at the APPS National Security Forum at the University of New Hampshire-Manchester at 10am, then tours the Dyn manufacturing facility in Manchester. Tonight he attends aa Christmas celebration at the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord at 7 p.m.

Democratic candidate Martin O'Malley is in Concord on Monday, visiting Concord High School at 9:45 a.m. O'Malley then holds an employee town hall at C&S Wholesale Grocers in Keene at 1:30 p.m., followed by another employee town hall at Dyn in Manchester at 4:15 p.m. His day wraps up with a town hall at Searles Chapel/school in Windham at 5:45 p.m.

New Jersey Governor and GOP Presidential candidate Chris Christie visits Hollis Pharmacy on Ash Street at 9am Monday morning. He hosts a town hall at the VFW in Pelham at 2 p.m. His day ends with a second town hall meeting at the Whipple Memorial Town Hall in New London at 6 p.m.

GOP candidate and Ohio Governor John Kasich is in the Seacoast this morning, speaking at Portsmouth Country Club in Greenland this morning. At 12:30pm, Kasich attends a town hall at the American Legion Post 7 in Rochester. This evening he travels to Concord for a town hall at the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center.

Florida Senator and GOP candidate Marco Rubio holds a town hall at Governor's Inn in Rochester at 9am. At 6 p.m. he's in Bartlett for another Town Hall at Attitash.

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush hosts a town hall this evening at American Legion Post 72 in Alton.

Londonderry town officials will be hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the official opening of Pettengill Rd., where several businesses are relocating thanks to its proximity to the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, this morning at 10am.

The Legislature's Task Force formed to recommend bills to the full legislature that will aid in the fight against the state's heroin and opioid crisis is set to issue a preliminary report today.

Senator Kelly Ayotte will be visiting the iCAD headquarters in Nashua this morning at 11 a.m. for a tour.

The Portmouth City Council is expected to vote on the second reading of a proposed amendment to the city’s transportation services ordinance that ride-sharing service Uber has pushed for at tonight's meeting. There is also a public hearing scheduled on the proposed changes.

Portsmouth's City Council meets tonight to discuss how to release details of the severance agreement with former Deputy Police Chief Corey MacDonald, whose conduct during the disputed inheritance case of former Sergeant Aaron Goodwin was among those under scrutiny in the past year.

Tonight is the longest night of the year, and advocates for the homeless are gathering tonight outside the State House for a vigil starting at 4pm.

A fundraiser for employees of the Portsmouth Gas Light Company Restaurant is being held tonight at the Portsmouth Harbor Events & Conference Center from 7 to 9 p.m.

The Londonderry Fire Department is hosting a Bone Marrow Typing drive tonight at 6 p.m. the fire station on Mammoth Road to aid Kyle Jameson from Hampton Fire Rescue, who's in need of a transplant.

There's a community forum on the heroin and opioid crisis in Portsmouth tonight from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Community Campus gymnasium.

Top News

A bus driver accused of negligence in a crash with 11 Nottingham school district students on board may challenge evidence she was downloading an app to her phone at the time of the crash.

The Merrimack man accused of killing his wife after she revealed an affair to him may argue in court for a lesser charge, saying he was provoked into the killing.

A Northwood teen is alive-somehow-after falling 150 feet from a cliff in Barrington over the weekend.


Republican Presidential candidate Chris Christie campaigned in New Hampshire over the weekend, criticizing Hillary Clinton's comments on foreign policy during Saturday nights' Democratic candidates debate.

Another Republican candidate, Ohio Governor John Kasich, talked fiscal policy at a town hall meeting Sunday night in Portsmouth.

Lindsey Graham was joined on the campaign trail by Senator John McCain as his GOP presidential campaign made several stops around the state this weekend.

Democratic Presidential candidate Martin O'Malley, lagging in polling behind Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, is hoping to capitalize on momentum coming out of Saturday's debate.

Nashua's Board of Aldermen-elect will choose a new Board President Tuesday night.

With the help of a state rep, a Stratham man who found a parole violator standing in the middle of his living room last year hopes to tighten parole law.

Democracy in action-Sanbornton residents voted overwhelmingly Friday night to restore the swap shop at the town's transfer station.


Police in Laconia are asking for anyone who may have seen a man pointing an assault rifle toward the main road outside of the Taco Bell store on Union Avenue late Saturday afternoon to come forward.

Two families are homeless after a fire in Manchester Sunday night.

A fire chased residents of an apartment building in Nashua into the street on Sunday.

An arrest has been made in connection with a car fire Thursday evening in Farmington that spread to a building.

A Rollinsford teen is under arrest on charges he was selling stolen guns.

Police in Nashua are charging a man with punching and strangling a woman Friday night.

Snowy conditions in the New London area-the first real snow seen in that area-caused a 6 1/2-mile stretch of I-89 to briefly close on Saturday.

More people are coming forward in the case of a Vermont woman who's accused of stealing packages while working as a postal worker in New Hampshire.

Other news

The state plans to start tracking new cases of hepatitis C within the next year.

Supporters of the proposed Jenny Thompson Aquatic Center in Dover have begun raising money toward the $14 million indoor pool facility.

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