Jan 12, 2015 2:13 PM

All Things New Hampshire: Monday, Jan. 12, 2015


The day is already off to a pretty good start, since the snow held off and most of us were able to get to work this morning without too much trouble. Get forecast details for the rest of the day here.

Let's start off the day on an up note:

Stories that have us clicking on NH1.com

A Navy Seal and Concord native has died during training in Florida.

One person is dead in an accident in Portsmouth this morning that's tied up traffic in that city.

Is Mitt Romney considering a 3rd run for the White House?

A snowmobile accident over the weekend in Hampstead.

NH servicemen and servicewomen were given a send-off Sunday ahead of their deployment.

A trailer for the Market Basket documentary produced by a local filmmaker has been released.

The head coach of the Ravens is not taking Saturday's loss to the Patriots too well.

Stories we're following from the NH1 Media Center today

Former New York Governor George Pataki will be visiting the NH1 Media Center today-he'll be speaking with NH1's Paul Steinhauser and will also talk with NH1 Radio.

Jury deilberations in the negligent homicide trial for Ryan Marchant continues today-he's accused in connection with an accident that killed a retired New Hampshire judge.

Top News from around New Hampshire

A man from Loudon was able to walk away from a serious snowmobile crash in the North Country.

A snowmobiler is OK after falling through the ice at Lake Winnisquam.

Fairpoint workers await the result of talks between union officials and the company that have been going on for the last week in Washington.

The family of a woman killed in what many called a freak accident on Interstate 93 16 months ago is pushing for closure in the investigation into her death.

The debate over short-term rentals of homes in Portsmouth continues.

Former New York City Governor George Pataki is back in the Granite State, fueling speculation of a 2016 run.


Naming a state fossil is one of a number of unique issues the legislature will take up this session-though more substantial debates over marijuana and texting are expected to take place as well.

Legislators will consider proposals to enact a "yes means yes" consent policy at state colleges and universities as part of sexual assault prevention guidelines.

Another legislative proposal would address rules for having parents observe their children in class.

Republicans re-elected their Executive Director over the weekend, and attendees weren't exactly over the moon about another Mitt Romney run.

Senator Shaheen has joined Maine Senator Susan Collins to propose a bill that would help disabled veterans get more access to national parks.

Local leaders are reacting to President Obama's call to make community college free.

Advocates for campaign finance reform have begun protest walks around the state, culminating in a rally next week at the State House.

East Kingston's still looking for a police chief a year after the previous chief resigned.


A judge will decide whether or not the convicted mastermind of a Deerfield home invasion will get a new trial.

A Marine veteran is suing the town of Fremont over his arrest for sexual assault of a disabled woman, for which he was later exonerated.

A Pelham man accused of scamming Nashua residents out of $14,000 has been sentenced.


A rough start to the week for workers at Gilmanton town offices, where a burst pipe has closed the building.

A wanted Massachusetts man has been arrested in Auburn.

A therapist from Salem has been charged with lying about her income so she could get a court-appointed lawyer to defend her in a shoplifting case.

Not your average call to Portsmouth Police: a woman claimed Kim Kardashian was trying to hurt her kitten through her TV.

A Rochester man. described as a transient, was arrested by poice on drug charges after being found nearly unconscious Sunday.

Another man Rochester police say is a transient is facing charges after stealing from a convenience store and crashing a car a few hours late.

And the Rochester man who police say rolled over a car Thursday night, then fled the scene, is facing charges.

An attempt to keep pipes from freezing may be the cause of a fire in Swanzey.

Water's been restored after a sinkhole swallowed up a salt truck in Manchester.


The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is seeking public comment about the Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant.

The former home of a water slide park at Weirs Beach is considering building a retail complex there instead.

Ride-sharing service Uber has come to Nashua.


It'll be Packers vs. Seahawks in the NFC Champsionship game.

Rex Ryan will remain an AFC East opponent of the Patriots, having apparently taken a deal to coach the Buffalo Bills.

Other News

Enrollment in New Hampshire's schools continues to trend downward, but some people see that as an opportunity.

A fund's been started to help employees affected by last week's fire at Jake's Market & Deli in Sunapee.

It's been a struggle for the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center since the museum stopped being funded by the state in 2013.

Concord's Granite State Symphony remains on hiatus as it seeks funding.

New Hampshire ranks #8 among states where people live the longest.

National and World News

Millions rallied in France yesterday against terrorism after days of violence. President Obama, however, is catching heat for not sending anyone to the rally.

Divers have found one of the black boxes from the AirAisa plane that crashed 2 weeks ago.

It's the 5th anniversary of a large earthquake that devastated Haiti.

A study suggests preschool programs could help cut down on obesity.

Did an ex-NFL player really swim 9 miles to safety after falling out of a boat in the middle of the ocean?

College Football's national championship will be decided tonight.

Dallas Cowboys fans are steaming about a controversial call in yesterday's playoff game with the Packers.

The Golden Globes were handed out last night in Los Angeles-get a recap of winners here.


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