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Sep 21, 2015 3:42 PM

All Things New Hampshire: Monday, September 21, 2015


All Things New Hampshire has been operating on a pretty spotty schedule the last few weeks. A lot of that has to do with the work surrounding the launch of 99.1 NH1 News at the end of August. We plan to update on a more regular schedule going forward. Thanks for your patience.

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The father of the girl known as "Baby Doe"-identified last Friday as 2 year-old Bella Bond-says the boyfriend of Bella's mom believed the little girl was possessed. Both the boyfriend and the mother are now facing murder charges.

The investigation continues into the stabbing at a Manchester night club early Saturday morning.

Governor Maggie Hassan told NH1 Political Director Paul Steinhauser that she knows people are waiting on her to decide whether to seek re-election or challenge Senator Kelly Ayotte next fall.

Hillary Clinton attempted to rally thousands of influential New Hampshire Democrats at the state convention on Saturday.

Protesters demanding more Democratic presidential nomination debates heckled Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz at the convention on Saturday.

Democratic Presidential candidate Martin O'Malley took shots at Donald Trump while campaigning in New Hampshire, calling him a "carinval barker".

Former Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter announced at Saturday's state Democratic convention that she's running for her old First Congressional District seat-which means a potential round 4 between her and incumbent Republican Frank Guinta.

New Hampshire's Congressional delegation has thrown its support behind environmental groups that want the federal Department of Energy to provide more time for a review of the newest route proposed for the controversial Northern Pass.

A Hooksett man is dead after his car veered off Interstate 93 in Woodstock early Saturday morning.

A local woman was injured early Saturday morning when her motorcycle crashed on Cilley Road, and is now facing drunken driving charges.

A memorial went up in Berlin over the weekend for a dog shot by its owner and left to die.

The saga of the emu on the loose in Bow is over-the animal was captured over the weekend.

An Ossipee teen was arrested Saturday night and charged in connection with a string of car thefts in that town and Tamworth.

A downtown historic district in Portsmouth is under consideration for listing on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Durham marketplace, a longtime family supermarket in Durham is back open-but as a member of the Hannaford supermarket chain.

Southern New Hampshire University hosted the annual Walk Now for Autism Speaks on Sunday morning where walkers raised more than $100,000 for the cause.

Environmental activists-including a pair of newlyweds from New Hampshire-rode from Bar Harbor in Maine to Boston last weekend taking part in what organizers call the first charity bike-a-thon to support environmental and cycling-related issues.

It's called "America's Stonehenge", and it's attracting visitors near and far in Salem, Massachusetts.

Stories we're following from the NH1 Media Center

The arraignment for the mother and boyfriend charged in the murder of Bella Bond, the 2-year old known for months as "Baby Doe" after her body was found on a Massachusetts beach, takes place this morning.

The trial for William Shine begins today. He's accused of plotting with his wife to put an underage girl up for prostitution.

The man believed to be Jack the Snipper has a plea hearing at 1 p.m. in Rockingham Superior Court on new charges of lewdness and indecent exposure.

Jury selection starts today in the case of Ernesto Riviera, the former Nashua man accused of assaulting and tampering with witnesses connected to a variety of other offenses, including guns, drugs, and criminal threatening.

Senator Jeanne Shaheen joins Jennifer Frizzell, the Vice President for Public Policy for Planned Parenthood of Northern New England to talk about the effort to de-fund the organization in the wake of a series of leaked videos that suggest their officials were willing to sell body parts from aborted fetuses to research organizations.

We're expecting to hear more details today about the first debate between incumbent Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas and challenger Joyce Craig.

Today's the last day to file your candidacy for political office in Rochester.

The "Wings of Freedom" tour arrives in Nashua today, with the B-25 "Tondelayo" and three other airplanes touching down at Boire Field for in Nashua. They'll be on display until the aircraft depart at noon on Wednesday.

The state Department of Transportation says they'll be putting up new overhead sign scaffolding on the Spaulding Turnpike tonight between Exit 4 and the Little Bay Bridge starting at 9pm.

Top News from around New Hampshire

Chichester Police are looking for a mother and daughter who have gone missing in what appears to be a custody dispute, though police say they don't think the girl is in any danger.

The attorney for the family of a Concord woman killed in a freak accident two years ago on Interstate 93 has reached a settlement with the owners of the tractor-trailer that caused her death.

Lawyers for Owen Labrie say the possibility he might be sent to prison and listed as a sex offender for life for using the Internet to seduce a minor amounts to “cruel and unusual punishment”, and they are not alone in the sentiment.

Rye Police are investigating a pair of overdose deaths this past weekend.

A Delaware company plans to open a walk-in medical marijuana clinic in Manchester, but state officials say walk-in clinics aren't allowed under the New Hampshire's medical marijuana law.


Thousands packed the UNH fieldhouse Sunday for a campaign speech from Democratic Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. Sanders also opened up his Portsmouth office on Sunday.

If he wanted to draw attention away from Donald Trump, this is one way to do it: GOP Presidential candidate Ben Carson says Muslims aren't fit to be President.

New Hampshire's congressional delegation is lining up to support the state's fishing industry, which fishermen say is being squashed by burdensome and costly federal regulations.

The New Hampshire Insurance Department is beefing up a state-run website that lets you see how much medical services and procedures cost, based on data from insurance companies.

Nashua is privatizing its custodial services, choosing not to renew a contract with union workers.

Officials at the Oyster River school system hope their new policy for transgender students will become a model for others.


This isn't the way to avoid getting towed: Manchester Police say a man set fire to his car in order to keep a tow truck driver from taking it away.

The "Jaws of Life" were used to pull a driver from a crash on the Everett Turnpike early this morning.

A Nashua woman was seriously injured in an accident on the Everett Turnpike early Saturday, and the driver of the vehicle involved has been charged.

Last week's arson fire in Franklin was the 5th intentionally set fire in the city in the last 5 years.

Adults may be in favor of it, but kids in Franklin are not happy about the city's new curfew.

Two New Hampshire men are facing charges after being accused of driving more than 100 miles per hour in separate incidents in Vermont.


The New Hampshire housing market continued its summer-long robust performance, with year-to-year increases in August.

Starting with students who apply for the Fall 2016 semester, Rivier University won't require SAT or ACT scores when reviewing student applications for admission.

With longtime fixture Alec's Shoestore moving out of downtown, Nashua officials are debating what kind of business should occupy the Main Street storefront.

A notorious Concord building, known as "Vegas Block" for years, is undergoing a renovation and should be open for both residential and commercial use by next winter.

Other News

New Hampshire Catholics are traveling to Philadelphia to hear Pope Francis speak during his first visit to the U.S. since taking the title of pontiff.

A local Corgi is featured in a calendar produced by a Nashua-area company that specializes in mobility equipment for disabled pets.

The 40th annual Highland Games wrapped up Sunday with more than 40,000 visitors-including a Mountain.

A case of "cultural appropriation" at Dartmouth College, where advocates claim the school's new Native American studies director is lying about her heritage.

There's a new downtown electronic vehicle charging station in Durham.


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