Jan 11, 2016 5:21 AM

All Things New Hampshire: Monday, January 11, 2015


An NH1 News Poll shows that while Donald Trump continues to lead other Republican Presidential candidates in New Hampshire, Jeb Bush and John Kasich have moved into a battle for second place.

The war of words is intensifying between Florida Senator Marco Rubio and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie as they jockey for position in the race for the Republican Presidential nomination.

A third-party group that’s backing Jeb Bush’s bid for the Republican presidential nomination is using social media this week in an effort to attract millennial voters.

In his NH1 News Political Report, State House Reporter Kevin Landrigan delivers more insight into the electronic roll call voting system that threatened to cripple the legislature last week.

Sunday's wild weather led to the closure of Route 175 in Campton due to downed power lines. Haverhill had the largest number of outages yesterday afternoon, while other towns had scattered outages.

There was no jackpot winner for Saturday's $900,000 millon Powerball drawing, but there were 5 $50,000 winners around New Hampshire.

Investigators have determined the cause of death of former Nashua Police Chief Donald Gross at his home in Andover last week.

A 26 year-old woman hit by a car last week in Manchester has died of her injuries.

A Manchester man faces drunken driving charges after police say he ran a red light and hit another car at the intersection of Main Street and West River Road on Saturday evening.

Police in Portsmouth say they have seized $16,000 worth of cocaine, cash and other items after they arrested a man from the Bronx in New York City who was staying at a local hotel.

Police in Concord say an attempted robbery at Wal-Mart and a report of several parked cars being hit by a vehicle may be related.

Several drivers and a passenger suffered minor injuries in two separate collisions on Hooksett Road on Saturday.

A hiker from Rindge was rescued off Mount Monadnock in wintry conditions on Saturday.

Homeowners who smelled smoke near their gas fireplace insert called firefighters who found a fire that spread into the walls of their home Saturday morning.

An inmate who failed to return to the Calumet Transitional Housing Unit in Manchester on Saturday morning turned himself in to authorities by afternoon.

New England's costly electric rates are the subject of a federal investigation.

A leading New Hampshire addiction and substance abuse expert is headed to Tuesday's State of the Union address.

Fitzwilliam's town library is fighting to regain possession of Hawaiian artifacts, arguing in a lawsuit that they were wrongfully taken by a former librarian.

A deer was rescued after being found stuck in the middle of ice on Beaver Pond Friday.

We now know who the Patriots will face in next Saturday's divisional playoff game, and Coach Bill Belichick says the Chiefs are hard to game-plan for.

Moose collaring is underway in New Hampshire as part of an ongoing study of their mortality and productivity.

K9 Officer Daisy Mae and her partner, Strafford County Sheriff Deputy Keith MacKenzie, received an award from the Pennsylvania State Police for their help in the search for a fugitive in that state in 2014.

Events we're following from the NH1 Media Center

Ira Cohen goes on trial today. The Manchester man is accused of shooting another man in a road rage incident back in April.

The trial of Roland Martin begins this morning. He's accused of burning a home in Northfield back in 2012 and is also facing animal cruelty charges for the death of several dogs.

A man charged in the killing a 2-year-old Massachusetts girl whose body was found on a Boston Harbor island is due in court on a murder charge. Michael McCarthy is scheduled to be arraigned Monday in Suffolk Superior Court.

Donald Trump holds a rally this morning at 11am in Windham.

Selectmen in Canterbury will meet with the Merrimack County Sheriff's office today to discuss concerns about the town's police department, whose police chief is suspended after being accused in sexual assault case.

No Labels national co-chairmen Joe Lieberman and Jon Huntsman return to the Granite State Monday to announce the six presidential candidates who’ve taken the group’s “Problem Solver” promise.

Today at 2pm the Bipartisan Task Force to Combat the Heroin Epidemic – co-chaired by Congresswoman Annie Kuster and Congressman Frank Guinta – will host a Congressional roundtable in Washington DC to discuss treatment methods for addiction.

The Bruins Organization holds a free clinic for the Henniker Youth Hockey Association this afternoon at 4:30pm at the Lee Clement Arena at New England College.

Kinder Morgan officials will meet with the Rindge Conservation Commission tonight at 7pm, to discuss possible mitigation measures to area wetlands should the pipeline project be approved.

Nashua's Board of Education meets tonight to elect a new president and decide on committee assignments.

Tonight's the first of several Site Evaluation Committee meetings to discuss the Northern Pass Transmission line project. Tonight's meeting is being held in Franklin.

Top News from around New Hampshire

ABC News has dropped the New Hampshire Union-Leader from sponsorship of the upcoming New Hampshire Republican Presidential candidates debate, and Donald Trump is taking credit.

Hillary Clinton picked up the endorsement of Planned Parenthood during an event in Manchester Sunday-the first time the group has endorsed a candidate during the primary campaign.

Trouble for Ben Carson's campaign here in New Hampshire, where all of the paid staff members for a Super PAC backing the GOP Presidential candidate have quit-and are now backing Ted Cruz.

School officials in Epping say despite the recent terror attacks in Paris they're still planning to send students on a trip there in April.


New Hampshire's 2016 First-in-the-Nation primary process is intact, but there's already concern that party leaders are looking to change that in 2020.

Ohio's Republican party chairman is putting out a letter to Granite Staters urging them to back Republican Presidential candidate John Kasich.

What's it like to be a door-to-door campaigner for a Presidential campaign? The Union-Leader followed some door-knockers for the Bernie Sanders campaign.

Celebrities were stumping for Hillary Clinton in the Seacoast area last week.

The re-election campaign of Senator Kelly Ayotte is releasing a list of town campaign chairs in 200 communities around New Hampshire.

A package of bills related to the fight against drugs will go to the full legislature on January 21st.

Could there be pressure on lawmakers in New Hampshire from other states to raise the minimum wage?

A bipartisan group of lawmakers is sponsoring a bill that would end $4.3 million in annual tax breaks for facilities with so-called "pollution control devices," and in turn take the newfound taxes revenue and apply to specific water and sewer projects in communities around New Hampshire.

A lawmaker wants to make sure residents who purchase solar panels to save money on energy costs don't get hurt when tax time comes calling.

New Nashua Mayor Jim Donchess was inaugurated in a ceremony on Sunday. He says he plans to hold town hall events in each ward.

Portsmouth officials say they're are making progress towards getting a plan for second parking garage off the ground.

Officials in Dover say the new High School building project is on schedule.

Rye officials want to fix the waterway known as "Stinky Creek", but say residents need to help them.

Farmington Selectmen will hold a public hearing this month on a proposed bond to build a new public safety complex.


Suspended Canterbury Police Chief John LaRoche, accused of sexually assaulting a cadet more than a decade ago when he was a police officer in Boscawen, may argue in court that the young girl consented to the sexual activity.

A lawsuit that accuses two Weare police officers of abusing a burglar during his arrest and then covering is likely headed to trial.

A man convicted in connection with a home invasion case in Hampton and suspected in connection with an unsolved Manchester murder from 2011 is facing additional jail time for writing letters to members of the Latin Kings gang while in prison.

Not the best way to impress a judge: A man from Raymond was arrested at the Candia Circuit Court on a drunken driving charge last week after police say he showed up at the courthouse drunk and later fell asleep while being booked at the Candia Police Department.


Crews in Newport were kept busy Sunday after a fuel spill at Richards Elementary School, but classes were expected to be held this morning.

A driver in Hudson is facing DUI charges after crashing into a church early Monday morning.

Jerico's Salon on Union Avenue in Laconia was heavily damaged by fire this morning.

A 2-alarm fire damaged a home in Canterbury on Sunday night.

A Hampstead man is facing charges after police say threatened a driver with a gun in a drive-thru of a local Dunkin' Donuts.

Police in Nashua have charged a man with punching and choking a family member.

Nashua police have also arrested a man they say violated the terms of the state's sex offender registry.


Problems with some of the state's major trading partners (including China) led to a 5 percent decrease in New Hampshire Exports last year.

There's a benefit to the warmer weather we've been having this winter: it's keeping the pressure off on those in need of fuel assistance.

The owners of LaBelle Winery in Amherst are planning a major expansion.

Officials in Newburyport, Massachusetts, have sent a letter to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission calling for the closure of the Seabrook Station nuclear power plant.

Preparations are underway for the opening of a new Aldi's Supermarket in Nashua.

Beaver Meadows Golf Course in Concord is banking on indoor simulators to help them turn a profit this winter.

Other News

A Berlin couple who's friends with the Philadelphia Police Officer shot by an ISIS sympathizer last week has started a GoFundMe page to aid in his recovery.

The injured owl found in Salem is expected to make a full recovery.


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