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Feb 9, 2015 8:00 AM

All Things New Hampshire: Monday, Feb. 9, 2015


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Yep, it's snowing again.

Portsmouth's prepped for another winter storm.

Nashua's declared another snow emergency.

A school bus accident on I-93 in Manchester, but fortunately the driver was the only person on board. It was one of over 100 accidents reported through Sunday evening.

Millions in lawsuit settlements are straining the state budget.

The weather didn't stop some Boston Bruins legends from taking part in a charity hockey game here in New Hampshire.

Events we're following from the NH1 Media Center

The Emergency Operations Center in Concord is open today as state officials track the latest winter storm.

The trial of Kevin Lynch of Rochester is scheduled to begin today in Rockingham County. He's accused of choking his girlfriend's 3-year old daughter.

Final arguments are scheduled in the murder trial of James Robarge. The Vermont man is accused of killing his wife on the day she filed for divorce, then burying her body in the woods in New Hampshire.

The Nashua School Board meets tonight at 7pm. Among the items on the agenda is a review of their budget committee meetings, which have focused on proposed cuts to teaching positions and the athletics budget.

Top News

A Manchester man claims a plow intentionally buried his car in snow over the weekend.

Oops: A DOT truck clearing an overpass accidentally smashed the windshield of a car when it pushed snow over the side of the overpass into the roadway below.

A pretty unique solution for a snowmobiler involved in an early morning accident near Pittsburg: he burned parts of the snowmobile to stay warm.

A Gilford police officer rescued an elderly couple from their burning home Sunday night.

A report of some menacing-looking people in Madison turned out to be a prank.

There's still some confusion about the "Veterans Choice" health care program.

New Hampshire leads the way in measles, mumps and rubella vaccinations.

The top prize for Powerball is now $450 million.


ICYMI from Friday: The Governor has come an agreement with state workers that will give them a 2 percent pay raise.

Veterans' groups in New Hampshire are supporting a bill (co-sponsored by Senator Kelly Ayotte) that would expand mental health care and suicide prevention resources for returning service members.

Congressman Frank Guinta held a telephone town hall over the weekend.

A bill that would make animal owners charged with cruelty pay for the care of the animals while awaiting trial is the subject of some controversy.

Texas Senator Ted Cruz says he's looking at a 2016 run "very seriously".

Is Dover sitting on too much cash?

20 staff positions-including 12 teaching positions-could be cut in Nashua if the latest proposed school budget is passed.

Laconia officials say there's a lot of misinformation about a proposed medical marijuana ordinance.

A bit of a tiff between the towns of Epsom and Northwood-over swim lessons.

Durham's gotten 3 offers for its old town hall.

It was a long day in Grafton Saturday as Free Staters and opponents wrangled over the town's budget.


Several motions were ruled on Friday in the case of the Whitefield mother who turned herself in after 10 years in hiding with her daugther.


Weare's interim police chief says things are going smoothly after the last two police chiefs stepped aside amid controversy.

Manchester police are dealing with a spike in overdose cases.

A couple from Peterborough were seriously hurt in a crash in Florida over the weekend.

2 snowmobilers avoided serious injury after a weekend head-on crash in Kingston.

Part of Route 16 was closed Sunday between West Ossipee and Albany after a car hit a pole.

A woman was cited after a Jeep crashed into a school bus filled with adults (none hurt) Friday evening.


It was fun while it lasted: after weeks of tumbling gas prices, the average price of gas in NH jumped 9 cents in the last week.

We're in week 5 of negotiations between Fairpoint and striking union workers.

Kinder Morgan's safety record is a point of contention as the debate over a natural gas pipeline continues.

Yankee Magazine is celebrating its 80th birthday.


The Canadiens continue to have the Bruins' number.

Other News

Kids and adults of all ages had an impromptu "snow day" in downtown Nashua on Saturday.

Federal help-and some Good Samaritans-are helping to keep the heat on for some North Country residents.

The party was on at the ice fishing derby in Meredith this weekend. (The winner isn't saying where his secret fishing spot is.)

Mt. Eustis was back open for skiing this weekend.

A Dover native won a Grammy Award over the weekend.

A Portsmouth-area filmmaker is working on a documentary about the heroin epidemic.

More New Hampshire women are getting comfortable with using handguns.

37 dogs from New Hampshire are headed to the big Westminster Dog Show. (A New Hampshire man's also a judge in the show).

A Pinkerton Academy junior's been named a finalist in an international animation competition.

A mentoring program is underway for 1,000 Manchester High School students.

Learn about a Merrimack High grad who's doing work in Antartica.

National and World News

An ISIS official was reportedly killed in a drone strike.

The Powerball jackpot is now $450 million dollars.

Brian Williams has cancelled an appearance on David Letterman this week.

Sam Smith was the big winner at last night's Grammy Awards.

Kayne West was up to his old tricks again-almost rushing the stage during someone else's acceptance speech last night at the Grammys.

While we're dealing with snow, California is dealing with wildfire.

The investigation into the accident that involved former Olympian Bruce Jenner is under investigation.

Former University of North Carolina head coach Dean Smith passed away on Sunday.


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