Jan 4, 2016 5:14 AM

All Things New Hampshire: Monday, January 4, 2016

Happy New Year and welcome to what promises to be a very busy 2016 at NH1 News. ATNH is back from its Christmas break a few pounds heavier but no less committed to recapping the top stories from around New Hampshire.

Stories that have us clicking on

Three people from Franklin face charges after state police say they plotted to remove evidence from a car that police had seized on Friday.

A fire that took place at the same home where an 11-month-old boy had previously been fatally injured in Alexandria is being called suspicious.

Skiers are taking extra precautions after an 11-year-old boy fell of a lift at Ragged Mountain over the weekend.

It was a busy Sunday on the campaign trail for NH1 News Political Director Paul Steinhauser, who covered events by 4 candidates in a 4-hour span.

Florida Senator Marco Rubio is dismissing attacks on his Senate voting record by fellow GOP Presidential candidate and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.

A Democratic candidate for Congress has endorsed Bernie Sanders in his bid for the Democratic Presidential nomination. The Sanders campaign says it raised $33 million dollars in the 4th quarter of 2015.

Governor Maggie Hassan says she's confident she can work with Republicans in Concord to find consensus on key issues, even as she embarks on a Senate campaign.

Guns, drones, and keno gambling are all on the agenda when the legislature reconvenes for its 2016 session on Wednesday.

In one of her final acts, Nashua Mayor Donnalee Lozeau has vetoed an ordinance to ban panhandling.

One man is dead and two other people were hurt after a car veered into the median on Interstate 89 and hit several trees on Saturday night.

A Laconia man is facing charges after being clocked going 105 mph in a 70-mph zone.

A Maine state trooper and a woman from New Hampshire were involved in a weekend crash when the trooper tried to make a U-turn to catch a speeder.

Police in Rochester are investigating a suspicious fire at the Rochester Fairgrounds.

Rochester Police are also investigating a report of a man impersonating a police officer.

A grand jury has indicted a Farmington man accused of burning his girlfriend, choking her with a rifle and threatening to kill her.

Police are asking for the public's help to identify two suspects believed to have stolen a customer's purse at the Bass Pro Shops in Hooksett.

The Pats won't keep homefield advantage throughout the playoffs, losing Sunday to Miami, 20-10.

Police say several weapons were seized from a car parked in an employee lot outside Gillette Stadium Friday before the Winter Classic.

The intersection of US 3 and Route 25 in Meredith-perennially backed up in the summer months-has been the subject of much debate and will now be the topic of a public meeting later this month.

For the first time in 200 years, the population of New Hampshire has surpassed that of Maine.

Fish and Game officials are reminding fishermen that here in 2016 lead sinkers are banned in New Hampshire.

A North Woodstock 11-year-old is reporting from the campaign trail for Scholastic News.

Residents of a mobile home park in Concord have formed a co-operative to purchase the park.

Writers for the Boston Globe took it upon themselves to deliver the Sunday paper after subscribers reported numerous problems with their delivery service.

Stories we're following from the NH1 Media Center

The legislature's Joint Task Force for the response to the heroin and opioid epidemic in New Hampshire holds a public hearing this morning at 9am.

Former President Bill Clinton hits the campaign trail on behalf of wife Hillary today, stopping at an event at Nashua Community College this morning at 10:30am before appearing at a rally in Exeter at 5:15pm.

Carly Fiorina holds a "Coffee with Carly" event this morning in Salem at the Elks Lodge. She then attends a Rotary Club of Nashua meeting at the Nashua Country Club at noon, and a meet and greet tonight at 6:30pm at PRG Rugs on Main Street in Nashua.

Republican Presidential candidate and Kentucky Senator Rand Paul campaigns in New Hampshire, stopping at Harvey's Coffee and Bakery Shop in Dover this morning at 8am, then visiting Weeks Backstreet Kitchen at 8:30am. Tonight he's in Laconia for a Town Hall meeting at the Belknap Mill in Laconia.

Chris Christie speaks at St. Anslem College this morning at 10am. He then holds a town hall meeting at noon at Fratello's Italian Restaurant, followed by another town hall at the Abbot-Downing School in Concord.

Democratic Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders appears at a town hall meeting at Manchester Community College tonight at 6:30pm.

Donald Trump appears just over the state line at a rally at UMass-Lowell this evening at 7pm.

The new Portsmouth City Council gets sworn in tonight-Governor Maggie Hassan will be in attendance.

Top News

An extremist jihadist group apparently is using footage of Donald Trump in a propaganda video.

Experts say a whole lot more needs to be done in the fight to curb the state's heroin and drug crisis.

New Hampshire residents convicted of drunken driving for the first time have the opportunity to get their licenses restored early under a new state law that took effect last week.

As a homeless shelter gets ready to open in Concord's north end, neighbors worry that the area could become "homeless central".

A New Hampshire man is facing charges after a standoff in Maine.

Governor Maggie Hassan has raised more than $2 million dollars for her Senate campaign in just 3 months, which her campaign says breaks a record for off-year campaign fundraising. Senator Kelly Ayotte raised $2 million in the same time period and her campaign says she has more than $6 million in cash on hand.


New Hampshire supporters of Donald Trump say that they've built a "huge" voter database, including many people who've never voted in a Republican primary.

A shakeup with Ben Carson's campaign heading into the stretch run before the February primary, as his campaign manager and 20 other staff members quit late last week.

A 2-time candidate for Governor is chairing Carly Fiorina's New Hampshire campaign.

Leaders in the libertarian Free State movement say they're nearly reached their goal of getting 20,000 people to commit to moving to the state.

Stars from Hollywood and the sports world are coming to New Hampshire to campaign for Hillary Clinton.

Nashua Mayor Donnalee Lozeau enters her last week in office, but still has some to-do items on her list. She's also got some keys to the city to hand out.


The State Supreme Court says it won't undo the divorce of a New Hampshire couple.

A convicted NH sex offender looking to get his name off the state's registry has been told by a judge he needs to prove at a hearing that he's no longer dangerous.

The man who fired a gun near Keene State College back in April, triggering a lockdown, will plead guilty in court this week.

A Berlin man will be in court today, facing charges connected to an armed robbery of a convenience store.


Police in Farmington are looking for a driver who they say dragged a woman several feet with her car.

A Dover man who police say caused a large power outage in the city after his vehicle struck a utility pole is charged with DWI.

Ride-sharing workers say they violated the city of Portsmouth's transportation ordinance multiple times on New Year's Eve.

A longtime Nashua Police Commissioner has died.


Here's some good news: Wages in New Hampshire are expected to increase in the next year.

Other News

Dozens of animals removed from a home in Sandown just before Christmas are adjusting to their temporary home with the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, but the shelter says they could use some help.

A Portsmouth teen is crediting her police explorer training with helping her aid a classmate suffering from a seizure.

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