Jan 5, 2015 10:01 AM

All Things New Hampshire: Monday, Jan. 5, 2015


Good morning and a belated Happy New Year-this is our first edition of All Things New Hampshire in 2015.

For those who are new, here's what this feature is about: each day, I review media sources throughout the state and from around the country and provide you links to some of the stories that have us talking here in the NH1 Media Center. We try to break them down into several categories, including Top News, Police/Fire, Courts, Government/Politics, and so on. Think of it as your one-stop shop on the internet for New Hampshire News. Let's get to it:

Stories that have us clicking on NH1.com

We're in for a cold snap this week-NH1's Jenna Abate has details in her video forecast.

Winds are also a problem today-around 3,000 are without power this morning.

Sunday's snow and ice led to accidents and the closure of one ski area.

Several police officers from New Hampshire attended the funeral of one of the two NYPD officers shot and killed last month.

A fire destroyed a well-known landmark in Sunapee Sunday.

Nashua police have arrested a 70-year old man accused in a series of sexual assaults.

Hooksett Police are investigating the burglary of a power equipment store late Friday night.

2014 was a record year for the New Hampshire Food Bank.

It's Brady vs. Flacco this Sunday for their 4th playoff meeting since 2009.

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

The trial of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev begins today.

A Nashua mother accused of 2nd-degree murder in the death of her 3-year old daughter makes her initial court appearance today.

Jury selection is being held this morning for a former firefighter accused of setting 5 fires around Durham in 2013.

Ceremonies are being held at 10am to mark the start of construction on the new Sarah Long Bridge.

Kinder-Morgan officials are discussing their controversial pipeline plan at a public meeting in Milford this afternoon at 5pm.

Top News from around New Hampshire

Get excited-the casino gambling issue is back on the table as the legislature reconvenes this week.

Fairpoint's back at the negotiating table with striking union workers.

Last week's murder-suicide at a Dover hospital has brought new attention to the issue of mental health in New Hampshire.

Middleton Police have made the first arrest under "Joshua's Law", which went into effect Thursday.

The mother of a boy kidnapped and murdered 42 years ago is speaking up after her son's killer ran into trouble with the law in Florida following a controversial parole.

A state park in New Castle is closed, and threats against stateside military are to blame.

A big backup on Route 101 this morning after a 5-car crash.


A former janitor for Mont Vernon's school district has sued, claiming he was fired because he had Asperger's Disorder.

The former Amherst EMS Director has been indicted on a felony theft charge.


Laconia police are dealing with a rising number of drug overdoses.

A missing teen has been found in Farmington.

A fire at Concord Steam Sunday night led to some heavy black smoke, but no injuries.

Bow police are investigating an accident involving a pedestrian struck by at least one vehicle.


In Washington, Republicans prepare to take control of both houses of Congress with a host of items on their agenda.

The push to establish a state immunization registry continues to face roadblocks.

Lawmakers have a busy week as a new legislative session prepares to convene in Concord.

The search for revenue to balance the state's budget is about to get underway.

The issue of eminent domain and natural gas pipelines is the focus of a pair of bills in Concord.

Nashua's mayor is debating whether to run for re-election.

Has your town's selectman taken a walk in the woods lately? It's a law, you know.


A State Senator is spearheading an effort to modernize New Hampshire's power grid and lower costs for customers.

Opposition to a proposed natural gas pipeline in southern New Hampshire is growing, and getting organized.

Liberty Utilities has bought a propane gas company in Keene.

The Union-Leader's got a new look to its website.


The Bruins lost in a shootout to the Hurricanes Sunday.

The Monarchs fell short in overtime yesterday.

Other News

Mason residents get to hear from Kinder-Morgan about their controversial pipeline plan Tuesday.

Local ridership is up on the Amtrak Downeaster.

As a religious leader leaves New Hampshire Hospital in Concord, the future of her position is up in the air.

Dogs from New Hampshire are taking part in the effort to cheer up a sick Arizona teen via a Facebook page that's gotten a lot of attention lately.

Several trails in the White Mountain National forest damaged by Hurricane Irene are back open.

National and World News

We're not the only ones who are cold-70% of the U.S. will be feeling a chill this week.

An amazing story of survival as a 7-year old whose family was killed in a plane crash hiked through the woods to find help.

A gas tax increase has already happened in New Hampshire-now one top Republican lawmaker in DC says he's open to the idea.

ESPN anchor Stuart Scott, who was an inspiration to many fighting cancer passed away Sunday morning.

Sly Stallone has one more Rambo in him.


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