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All Things New Hampshire: Monday, March 23, 2015

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Texas Sen.Ted Cruz has become the first candidate to make it official, announcing he's running for President.

A 2-alarm fire kept firefighters busy in Rochester.

New details surrounding that ski lift accident at Sugarloaf in Maine.

Talk about your close calls - check out this photo of a car that teetered over the side of a bridge and nearly into the Merrimack River in Hudson.

Another accident involving a New Hampshire State Police Cruiser over the weekend.

2 people were killed in a snowmobile accident in Maine.

Stories that we're following from the NH1 Media Center today

It's the 5th anniversary of the passage of the Affordable Care Act. A event is being held by supporters this morning at 10am in the lobby of the Legislative Office Building in Concord.

Nashua's Main Street project gets underway in earnest today.

The House Finance Committee revisits the state budget today as it puts together a proposal to bring to the full House for a vote.

Representatives of Kinder-Morgan will hold an informational session tonight with residents of Litchfield discussing their proposed natural gas pipeline that would run through part of town. It's at Campbell High School at 6pm.

Top News from around New Hampshire

Texas Senator Ted Cruz made his presidential candidacy official via a Twitter video shortly after midnight this morning.

A two-alarm fire in Lempster left a family of 8 out of their home.

Could there be a link between accused millionaire murderer Robert Durst and the unsolved Connecticut River Valley killings?

After a top NH National Guard official was convicted in Texas on sex trafficking charges, some are wondering: is there a crisis of leadership at the Guard?

A judge will consider dismissing the case against Genevieve Kelley, accused of vanishing with her 8 year-old daughter during a custody dispute 10 years ago. The girl's whereabouts remain unknown.

A Maine man has been charged with driving drunk after pulling in to a state fuel pump in full view of a trooper.

The first weekend of spring was a busy one for Fish & Game officials, who responded to a number of issues as snowmobilers hit the trails.

A man trying to retrieve his Bob house from Meredith Bay ended up putting his jeep through the weakening ice.

Organizers of the Keene Pumpkin Festival will get a second chance to get their license approved by city officials.


Some Democrats in NH think Hillary Clinton should have a primary challenger.

A pair of Presidential candidates-including Tex Cruz-are expected in New Hampshire this week.

An 8-cent gas tax increase has the approval of Republicans in the legislature.

Proposed cuts to the NH Department of Health and Human Services have created some uncertainty for those who rely on what the department provides.

The Department of Environmental Services will be without their computer system for a few days as it undergoes an upgrade.

The state is considering extending the amount of time the public gets to weigh in on proposed energy projects like the Northern Pass proposal and the Kinder-Morgan natural gas pipeline.

A bill will be heard at the State House this week that could impact energy companies' use of solar energy.

School bus service in Concord could be impacted by a proposed $1 million cut to the city's school budget.

Nashua city officials are getting set to consider an ordinance-described as a public safety measure-that could curb panhandling in the city.

175 Manchester city workers are pulling down six-figure salaries.


Two men in Nashua have been indicted on sexual assault charges.

A Windham police officer is suing the town after an accident he says could have been avoided had the town installed a traffic light control system in his vehicle.

A recent deposition outlines a 42-year Portsmouth Police officer's concerns with a fellow officer's spending time with an eldery widow who later left him a large inheritance.


An 18 year-old is facing charges in connection with an early Saturday morning shooting in Manchester.

The investigation continues into a deadly weekend crash in Merrimack.

A Rochester teen says he's lucky to be alive after rolling his car in Chichester Sunday.

A woman was hospitalized after a crash in Farmington on Sunday.

A Pelham man is in protective custody after threatening both himself and police officers with a shotgun (that he later turned out not to actually have).

A fire in Rumney burned an apartment but firefighters were able to save the home.

A faulty smoke detector caused a brief evacuation at Saturday's Manchester Monarchs game.

Community leaders in Somersworth spoke at a weekend forum and say while the city's safe, the growth of the use of heroin has become a real concern.


The state's first skyscraper is up for sale in Manchester.

Nashua has been battling PR problems with its downtown, but some millenials say they like living and working in the area, and that has business owners and city officials smiling.

Kinder-Morgan is bringing its informational tour discussing a proposed natural gas pipeline to Merrimack on Thursday.

Some officials in Somersworth fear the city's historic district may actually be hindering repairs and investment.

Employees at the new Comcast call center in Hudson are aiming to turn around the company's customer-service image.

Gas prices have stabilized in New Hampshire.


3 of 4 number one seeds remain alive in the NCAA Tournament after last weekend's action.

Other News

A major construction project begins today on Main Street in downtown Concord.

There may be more delays with Nashua's Broad Street Parkway project.

The New Hampshire National Guard is on the move to a new facility in Hooksett.

A fungus is causing problems in the White Pine Forests.

The future of a covered bridge that was long part of the landscape of the now-closed Wayfarer's Inn in Bedford is up in the air.

A large portion of Portsmouth's downtown is slated for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Next Level Church, one of the fastest-growing churches in the country, has arrived in Concord.

National and World News

Police in Alaska are investigating whether human remains found along a trail are those of a family missing since last May.

The Supreme Court is debating whether a speciality license plate program in Texas should allow a Conferderate Flag on a plate.

Stephen King is demanding Maine's Governor apologize after Paul LePage suggested King didn't pay his taxes in the Pine Tree State.


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