Apr 16, 2015 8:30 AM

All Things New Hampshire: Thursday, April 16, 2015


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It's life in prison without any chance at parole for former Patriots star Aaron Hernandez, found guilty Wednesday on charges of first-degree murder in the shooting death of Odin Lloyd in 2013.

The 2-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing was marked by rememberances around the city.

A girl from Whitefield who disappeared 10 years ago with her mother during a custody dispute has been found, and her stepfather has been arrested.

One person has been injured in a shooting in Manchester.

Former New York Governor George Pataki was back in New Hampshire Wednesday. The potential 2016 Presidential candidate is warning Republicans not to let Hillary Clinton retake the White House by arguing over social issues.

NH1 News was first to report on some big fundraising numbers from Senator Kelly Ayotte.

A man convicted in connection with a violent attack on a pizza deliveryman in Somersworth has been sentenced to at least 19 years in prison.

A Nashua teen has been charged with possessing child pornography.

A driver involved in a hit-and-run incident on Interstate 95 in Seabrook ended up not being able to get far enough away from the law.

A fund has been set up for the victims of a deadly fire in Nashua.

A bill that would block Common Core implementation in New Hampshire has passed the NH House and is on its way to the Governor, though it's not clear if she'll sign or veto it.

People in Portsmouth have reported falling victim to a tax scam where the scammers target their refunds.

Fairpoint is holding public meetings around the Granite State, and learning that many customers still aren't happy with service even after the company resolved a strike with union workers.

The water main break that flooded Concord's Main Street Tuesday has been repaired, and business is getting back to normal.

There's a search underway for a Claremont man who's gone missing after a domestic violence incident.

New Hampshire-based Segway has been sold to a company in China.

An act of political vandalism? Someone's overturned the headstone of Hillary Clinton's father.

Concord native Matt Bonner is getting ready for another NBA playoff run with the Spurs by producing a music video that is very possibly the strangest thing you've ever seen.

Events we're following from the NH1 Media Center

There's a parade of potential presidential candidates visiting New Hampshire today. Former Texas Governor Rick Perry will be in Nashua speaking at a small business roundtable at the Nashua Country Club around lunchtime. Then, he's in Milford for a "Youth Town Hall Meeting" at the high school. Perry returns to Nashua tonight for the New Hampshire Association of the U.S. Army Dinner at the Crowne Plaza hotel.

Former New York Governor George Pataki starts his day with a breakfast stop at Lino's Restaurant in Sanbornville at 10am. At noon, he'll attend a luncheon at HK Power Sports in Laconia. At 5:30pm, he'll hold an office opening celebration in Manchester.

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush will speak to an expected large crowd of Republicans at the Snowshoe Club in Concord for a "Politics & Pies" event.

There's a vote expected in the NH Senate today on a bill that would make the bobcat the official state wildcat. Supporters of a bill making the red-tailed hawk the official state raptor may try attach that legislation to this bill as an amendment.

At 10am, there's a hearing in the NH House on a bill that's intended to speed up the judicial process by doing away with district court probable cause hearings for felony prosecution cases.

At 10am, Governor Maggie Hassan will visit the Department of Transportation Londonderry Patrol Shed and a nearby road project to continue to call for funding to be preserved for the Department of Transportation in the next 2-year budget.

In Concord, Fayette St. will be closed between S. State St. and S. Main St. for water repair today.

Top News

A man involved in a violent home break-in in Hampstead is being questioned about several other unsolved crimes as his criminal trial continues.

A community advisory board has been named to address issues related to the water contamination at the former Pease Air Force base and the protocols for blood testing those impacted by the contamination.

Police in Laconia have arrested a man on charges he took part in a string of burglaries of cars and garages in the north part of the city.

While experts agree that Tuftonboro's Board of Selectmen can adapt a "no public comment" policy at its meetings, they don't think it's the best idea.

Efforts to bring the remains of a sailor killed in the Pearl Harbor attacks home to rest with his family in Keene are finally paying off.


The legislature got an education session on the state's drug courts, and heard more about addiction-centered alternative sentencing programs.

After taking heat for the way they handled a student-sponsored bill to make the red-tailed hawk the official state raptor, legislators want to outline a policy for the naming of state symbols.

Senator Shaheen is joining the effort to put a woman on the 20-dollar bill.

Manchester school officials remain at odds with the state Education Commissioner over the implementation of the Smarter Balanced assessment test.

The city of Portsmouth kicked off discussions on its 10-year master plan Wednesday night.

Portsmouth's Taxi Commission is calling on Uber to receive another 90-day pass to operate in the city as debate continues over how best to regulate the ride-sharing service.

Portsmouth officials are debating the best use for city-owned land along the Sagamore Creek.

Concord's Planning Board has approved a 140-unit housing complex.

The City of Nashua's bond rating has been upgraded.

The advocacy group Americans for Prosperity used tax day to once again criticize a tax on those who don't have health care.


Prosecutors say they will retry Ryan Marchant, accused of negligent homicide in the death of a retired NH judge in a 2013 drunk-driving crash.

Bail has been set for two Nashua men who have been charged in a pair of Monday night shootings.

Police and Fire

Police in Newport say a man is facing charges of driving drunk and crashing his car into some trees.

A Hudson man has been arrested in Virgina, accused of possessing images of child sexual abuse.

A man was airlifted to the hospital after a crash in Milton Wednesday morning.

A man was injured after a car hit his motorcycle in Rochester.

A pair of motorcyclists were charged after a high-speed chase in Nashua.

Police in Peterborough are searching for a woman who stole from an antique store.

Here's something you don't read about every day: Rochester Police are looking for a man they say lit a Christmas tree on fire, then put it on a bicycle and rode off.

Heroin charges for a man in Keene.

A Manchester man has been accused of trying to pass a counterfeit check at a Nashua credit union.

A Nashua man has been charged with failing to report to the state's Sex Offender Registry.

A deck fire at a home in Derry was quickly knocked down by firefighters Tuesday night.

The Weare Police Department continues to work its way back from several controversies, and is now seeking national accreditation.

Police in Bethlehem have gotten approval for body cameras.


A utility company owned by the city of Nashua is looking to restructure its debt.

The state is set to announce a decision regarding an expansion proposal at Mount Sunapee.

Eversource is getting ready to make its pitch to Seacoast residents over a project that's being called "The Northern Pass of the Seacoast".

If you're behind on your heating bills and need help, you may be able to get fuel assistance, but the deadline to apply is approaching.

A judge has denied an appeal to reconsider a ruling that blocks a Subaru dealership from opening in Portsmouth.

Other News

A schoolteacher in Epping was honored at a memorial Wednesday after he died last week while waiting for a second heart transplant.

This week's warm, sunny weather is aiding in the effort to clear the Mount Washington Road.

A nearly 200 year-old bridge in New Ipswich has been closed for reconstruction.

National and World

Tens of thousands are fleeing the Iraqi city of Ramadi as ISIS militants close in.

A small aircraft landed on the Capitol lawn today in Washington, and the pilot is in custody.

There's still a lot of anger among families of victims in a South Korea ferry disaster that happened one year ago.

Another controversy involving a journalist changing their story at NBC News.


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