Jan 19, 2016 4:59 AM

All Things New Hampshire: Monday, January 19, 2016

Winter is officially back with a vengeance: as we clean up from yesterday's storm, a bigger storm is tracking to our area for this weekend, and could pack quite a punch.

Granite State politicians and civil rights leaders gathered to honor the memory of Martin Luther King.

Donald Trump was back in New Hampshire Monday, attending a rally at Concord High and saying he wishes it was primary day.

Ohio Governor and GOP Presidential candidate John Kasich brags to NH1 News Political Director Paul Steinhauser that his campaign has “the best ground game that New Hampshire has seen in modern times."

NH1 News was first to report that Donald Trump will return to the Granite State next Monday.

2 hikers are OK after triggering an avalanche in Mount Washington's Tuckerman Ravine over the weekend.

A lack of ice may mean the annual Meredith Pond Hockey Classic may have to change its location.

American Airlines is facing questions over the handling of the case of a flight attendant from New Hampshire accused of behaving erratically during a transatlantic flight last year.

Hudson Police have charged a Nashua man in connection with a stabbing on Sunday afternoon.

A man accused of attempting to kidnap a young girl at Merrimack Outlets last June is headed back to jail.

A teen accused of vandalizing a church in Claremont has pleaded guilty.

Firefighters in Lebanon were able to keep a garage fire at a home on Crafts Hill Road Sunday from spreading. A second weekend fire, this one early Saturday at a vacant building, has been deemed suspicious.

A driver is facing DWI charges after a scary crash in Atkinson on Friday that tore the front off the vehicle.

Could Massachusetts soon follow New Hampshire's lead in implementing a hands-free law for use of electronic devices while driving?

Max the mini horse-mysteriously shot in the leg at his home in Massachusetts and brought to Rochester for recovery-is headed back home.

The town of Seabrook is distributing a calendar with scenic images-and instructions on what to do in case of a nuclear disaster.

It'll be chapter 17 of the Brady vs. Manning rivalry when the Patriots visit the Broncos in next Sunday's AFC Championship game. A fan-produced music video is helping to get staff hyped for the big game.

A Nashua native has been chosen to be the next radio play-by-play voice of the Boston Red Sox.

New Hampshire residents are apparently generous-third best in the country, in fact-when it comes to tipping.

The popular "Ice Castles" attraction is set to open this Friday in Lincoln.

"American Pie" singer Don McLean was arrested in his home town of Camden, Maine, on domestic violence charges.

Events we're following from the NH1 Media Center

Republican Presidential candidate and Texas Senator Ted Cruz attends a meet-and-greet at Zeb's General Store in North Conway at 10am. At noon, he visits the Freedom Store in Freedom, and at 1:15 he stops at Lino's Restaurant in Sanbornville. At 3:15pm he stops by the White Buffalo Trading Post in Center Barnstead. At 4:45pm he visits Groen Builders in Rochester and he wraps up his day with a house party in Rye.

GOP Presidential hopeful and Ohio Governor John Kasich starts his day at Walt Morse Sporting Goods Store in Hillboro at 10am. He tours the Henniker Brewery at 11:30am and holds a town hall at 1:30pm at Havenwood Heritage Heights in Concord. His schedule concludes at 5:30pm for a town hall meeting at the Hopkinton American Legion, E. Roger Montgomery Post 81 in Contoocook.

You may have seen the ads on TV: The son of the late Rev. Billy Graham, Franklin Graham, leads a prayer meeting outside the state house at noon.

A House committee meets in Concord today to discuss a proposed increase of New Hampshire's minimum wage to $9.50 by 2019.

The House Ways and Means Committee takes testimony today on a pair of bills related to the proposed Kinder-Morgan natural gas pipeline.

A public hearing is scheduled this evening in Manchester to discuss a potential tax credit for the developer of the Citizens' Bank building on Elm Street. (Bill Binnie, who also owns NH1 News, is the owner of the building.)

There's a debate for "lesser known" presidential candidates at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics auditorium at 6pm tonight.

Top News

State Police say a shooting in Lancaster after a standoff was a case of suicide.

A Newport High School guidance counselor was arrested last Friday on charges of indecent exposure.

A Manchester woman is frustrated with her insurance company-who still won't give her a rental car three weeks after someone rear-ended her vehicle into a stone wall.

Experts believe many New Hampshire voters won't make a decision on who to vote for until the last minute. Many voters appear to be "playing the field" ahead of the primary.

The New York Times is taking a look at New Hampshire's potential repeal of the death penalty.

One of the survivors of the weekend avalanche at Tuckerman Ravine is talking about his experience.


Ted Cruz says Donald Trump is becoming "rattled" by his gains in polling in Iowa and New Hampshire.

Strafford County Commissioners have released their proposed 2016 operating budget, and it calls for more funding to pay for judge time and more resources for the county's drug task force.

Senators from the Seacoast are joining the Union of Concerned Scientists calling on the Presidential candidates to address how they would deal with rising sea levels.

Portsmouth school officials may soon decide whether to implement a later start time for its middle and high school students.

Voters in Rollinsford rejected two items at a special town meeting last night, both related to a purchase of land that could be used for a new municipal complex.

Milton's Town Administrator is resigning.


A Manchester man has pleaded guilty in a case of voter fraud, using old addresses to vote in Windham and Salem.

A bar bouncer in Hampton accused of assaulting officers outside his workplace last June is looking to have his charges dismissed.


Police in Hooksett are investigating after what they're calling a "random" incident involving a bullet hole found in the window of a home.

A malfunctioning exhaust fan in a bathroom is being blamed for Sunday nights' fire at an apartment building in North Conway.

A snowmobiler is OK after his vehicle went through ice on Angle Pond in Sandown Sunday.

A snowmobiler from Merrimack suffered a serious leg injury after an accident in Webster Monday afternoon.

A man from Georgia is facing charges for a credit-card fraud scam in Nashua.

Pro tip: Don't cut off a police officer. Follow-up pro tip: don't cut off a police officer immediately after a domestic incident.


A new agreement will make it easier for IT students to transfer between the New Hampshire Technical Institute and Southern New Hampshire University.

The founder of the "Free Uber" activist group is getting ready to launch his own ride-sharing app on Valentine's Day.

A trampoline park is now open for business in Manchester.

A former racquetball club in Nashua is being converted into storage units.

Bruster's Ice Cream in Nashua is getting set to re-open in a new building that'll also host two other businesses.

Other News

Members of the Peaceful Assembly Church in Grafton-gutted in a fire last week that also killed the church's pastor-say they can repair the church, if the town allows them to rebuild.

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