All Things New Hampshire: Thursday, April 2, 2015
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Hundreds gathered to protest the slashing of $6 million dollars from the state budget that funds substance abuse grants.
There was a brief lockdown at Keene State College after police say a man shot his gun into the air during a domestic dispute.
A former Fortune 500 executive convicted of killing a couple and their unborn child in a botched suicide attempt on Interstate 89 back in December of 2013 is asking for leniency during his sentencing hearing.
Riders are fighting to keep COAST bus route 7 in service.
Chief Meteorologist Joe Joyce says April isn't off to a bad start.
Ted Cruz has announced a big campaign cash haul just over a week after he announced his candidacy.
Former New York Governor George Pataki is moving closer to a 2016 presidential run.
Police in Manchester are looking for a man accused of stealing from a hospital cafeteria.
Dover is cracking down on illegal signs.
Dover Police have accused a man of welfare fraud.
Mark Whalberg will produce a film based on the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.
UConn's coach will not travel to the NCAA Final Four this week because of Connecticut's travel ban to Indiana for state workers. That ban is in response to Indiana's passage of a religious freedom law.
Today's NH1 Top 5: The best restaurants in Plymouth.
April is National Donate Life month.
A student who got a rejection letter from college decided to return the favor by sending a rejection letter of his own.
How about a little Humpty Dance, Muppets style?
Or maybe you'd like to play Pac-Man using a map of Concord?
Stories we're following from the NH1 Media Center
The sentencing hearing for Robert Dellinger continues today. Dellinger was convicted of negligent homicide in the death of a Vermont couple during what prosecutors call a botched suicide attempt on Interstate 89.
Former Senators Evan Bayh and Judd Gregg lead a noontime discussion at the UNH School of Law on "Debt Matters: Why the Budget must be a top priority for the 2016 candidates".
Zachary Pinette is expected to make a plea today in Strafford County. He's one of three men accused in the stabbing death a Madbury teen last year.
Former New York Governor George Pataki is back in the Granite State today.
Senator Jeanne Shaheen is holding a town hall meeting in Colebrook at the Tillotson Center for the Arts. She'll also announce a grant to expand cell service and high-speed broadband in northern New Hampshire in Whitefield at 2:00pm.
18 high schools will be taking part in the 2015 Dodging Homelessness High School Tournament competition. It's a fundraiser for the groups Families in Transition (FIT) and the NH Coalition to End Homelessness (NHCEH). The event takes place at Southern New Hampshire University in Hooksett.
The Keene City Council will make the ultimate decision tonight whether or not to grant a permit to organizers of the Keene Pumpkin Festival. A city council committee has twice rejected the permit after last year's festival was marred by nearby rioting and questions have since been raised over who's going to pay for security.
The House has given preliminary approval to its version of the state budget-$11.2 billion dollars in total.
Plaistow's Board of Selectmen has dropped the idea of exploring building a commuter rail station.
This is not the way to play an April Fool's prank: A teen has been accused of impersonating a state police officer.
Two brothers from Massachusetts are facing charges of kidnapping and terrorizing a woman in Portsmouth, and a third suspect is being sought.
A cold-weather homeless shelter has closed for good in Concord, and now there's question of what to do next to fight homelessness in the city. A clinic that helped treat the homeless in Concord is also looking for a new place to set up shop.
A new report suggests 1 out of every 8 bridges in New Hampshire is "structurally deficient"-and that's actually better than years past.
After noise complaints and threats to shut the Prescott Park Arts Festival down, a compromise appears to have been reached.
New Hampshire could get up to $195 million dollars from President Obama's transportation spending proposal.
Portsmouth's Assistant Mayor wants to give Uber a temporary agreement to allow it to operate in Portsmouth for the next 90 days.
The future of Plaistow's Town Manager is up in the air, even as a search begins for the next town manager.
A 19 year-old is one step closer to being elected to the state House of Representatives.
Hill residents are adjusting to the new reality after a vote to withdraw from the Franklin schools.
Dover residents continue to tour the High School as school officials hope to win support for a $60 million renovation.
An early contender has emerged in the race for Manchester's Ward 6 alderman seat.
The Derry School Board has approved relocating the Next charter school.
Residents in Lisbon will gather tonight to oppose a proposed ashpalt plant.
A former Merrimack man sentenced to 20 years in prison for sexual assault is seeking a new trial, arguing the jury didn't get the proper instructions.
A 72 year-old Hampstead man could serve 20 to 40 years for assaulting a young girl he babysat.
A man accused of beating an infant in Nashua in 2013 could serve up to 30 years in prison as part of a plea deal.
Two men charged in connection with a baseball bat attack in Goffstown are facing unrelated charges in connection with an incident in Dunbarton.
A Nashua man has been charged with choking another man and causing him to pass out.
A Massachusetts man is claiming self-defense after being accused of strangling a woman and breaking her nose in Durham.
A man from Berlin is facing charges in connection with a stabbing.
A Derry woman is facing charges of stealing jewelry and purses and then trying to pawn them off.
Smoldering ashes from a pellet stove are being blamed for starting a 2-alarm fire at a home in Merrimack.
A Nashua woman is facing charges after a man was cut with a knife during an argument Tuesday.
Fire officials in Nashua are hoping to expand the fire station on Spit Brook Road.
A brief power outage left Concord Hospital and about 1,100 other customers in the dark yesterday afternoon.
Dunbarton residents are upset over illegal dumping near the Kimball Pond boat launch.
As the debate over the proposed Kinder-Morgan pipeline plays out, natural gas providers in New Hampshire say there's no plan to put a moratorium on new hook-ups for service similar to one being imposed on customers by a western Massachusetts company.
The future of a proposed Balsams renovation project could be decided in the next 2 months. The renovation project isn't expected to prevent first-in-the-nation primary voters from voting there next year.
Thanks to the long, cold winter, ski resorts are expected to remain open much later in the season this year.
The so-called "Diva of the Distressed", owner of a paper mill in Gorham, is taking on the federal Securities and Exchange Commission in what she's calling a "David vs. Goliath" fight.
Daniel Webster College says its financial aid won't be impacted by a late filing of paperwork to the federal government.
It's not clear if any local Radio Shacks will be closed after a bankruptcy court OKed a plan for the company to merge with Sprint.
The state's largest solar array is expected to be finished sometime next month.
The proposed Mill Road Plaza project in Durham may be tabled.
The grocery store chain Aldi is adding another location in Derry.
The Celtics continued their playoff push with a win over the Pacers last night.
Schools from several districts are experimenting with creating their own tests as the controversy over Smarter Balanced continues.
The future of what some call an "expensive lawn ornament"-the Epsom Meetinghouse-remains undecided.
A damaged Nova Scotia tall ship will be in Portsmouth after the Coast Guard had to rescue crew members at sea this week.
This summer, a Spanish tall ship will visit Portsmouth (unlike the Nova Scotia ship, this visit is on purpose).
Durham has been named the second-most budget-friendly destination in the northeast.
A special welcome home for Vietnam Veterans is scheduled this month at Pease Air National Guard base.
Roadwork on Route 108 in Newmarket could cause delays throughout the summer.
A New Hampshire bat has been added to the federal "threatened" list.
A video of a Nashua man completing a "Tough Mudder" challenge has gone viral. Did we mention that he's blind?
Here's a roundup of the goofy April Fool's Day pranks played here in New Hampshire and elsewhere.
A seacoast hockey coach who suffered a traumatic brain injury after falling from a friend's roof in February is back home and greatful for the support he's received.
Exeter got "yarnbombed" on April Fool's Day.
Have you seen "Helicopter Egg Drop" signs around your town? Here's the details. Those signs, by the way, were one of the prime targets of Dover's sign clutter clean-up effort.
National and World News
The defense has rested in the Boston Marathon bombing trial.
A former friend of Aaron Hernandez (who says the former Pats tight end shot him in the face) testified in his murder trial Wednesday.
15 are dead as a hostage situation continues to unfold in Kenya.
They're still negotiating in Switzerland about a nuclear deal with Iran.
More than 50 people are dead after a Russian trawler sank off the country's Far Eastern coast.
A pizza shop has become the focus of the debate over Indiana's new religious freedom law.
There's mandatory water restrictions in California, with no end in sight to the drought.
The retirement of Senator Harry Reid has set off a power struggle among Democrats in the US Senate.
A New Jersey Senator facing corruption charges is vowing to fight.
John Lennon's first wife has died.