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All Things New Hampshire: Thursday, April 30, 2015


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The New Hampshire Supreme Court has upheld the death penalty for Michael Addison in the 2006 shooting death of Manchester Police officer Michael Briggs, saying the punishment was not out of proportion from the crime.

The New Hampshire Attorney General's office is investigating a death in Merrimack.

An international traveler's visit to the Flatbread Company restaurant in Portsmouth who later came down with a case of the measles has prompted a health warning.

Casino legislation was once again defeated in the New Hampshire House.

The House did approve legislation that will do away with concealed-carry permits for gun owners. The Governor has promised a veto of the bill.

A doctor testified in court Wednesday that he didn't think the woman who left $2.1 million to a Portsmouth Police Sergeant could live at home on her own.

A group that advocates for new trials for prisoners thanks to DNA evidence has taken up the cause of Robert Breest, convicted of murder more than 40 years ago.

A cousin of Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev testified in the sentencing phase of the trail of brother Dzhokhar.

Is the Apple Watch legal to use under the state's new hands-free driving law?

Bernie Sanders has officially entered the race for President, and will visit New Hampshire this weekend.

Democrats are expecting a big fundraising haul from this weekend's dinner featuring Nancy Pelosi.

Supporters of Chad Evans continue to push to have his case re-opened. Evans is serving time for the 2000 death of a 21 month-old girl.

The mother of a NH Marine Reservist is asking for your help in finding his Marine gear stolen from his car at a Manchester gym.

A fire destroyed a landmark hotel in nearby Ogunquit, Maine.

A Dover woman is concerned about the use of pesticides in the city, and has started a blog and a petition drive to support her efforts.

A national survey has given New Hampshire's hospitals mixed reviews for patient safety.

The Attorney General has recommended that you do your homework before donating money to relief efforts for the earthquake in Nepal.

There was an early-morning earthquake in Sanbornton Wednesday morning. Chief Meteorologist Joe Joyce breaks down why we get these tremors in the northeast.

Stories we're following from the NH1 Media Center

A couple of possible Presidential candidates are in New Hampshire today. Carly Fiorina is attending a forum in Manchester focusing on questions of National Security. Former Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore appears in Londonderry today.

The estate trial of Geraldine Webber-who some believe was not mentally competent when she left a Portsmouth Police office a $2.1 million inheritance-continues in Dover.

Also continuing in Dover-the trial of Steven Amazeen, who was shot by police after allegedly pointing a gun at then during a 2012 domestic dispute at his home.

Among the bills being discussed in Concord today-a bill that would ban minors under the age of 18 from tanning beds.

White Supremacist William Edic is being sentenced this morning for a violent prison assault.

Top News

In addition to the Michael Addison ruling, the NH SUPCO also upheld a fine for a hiker from Michigan ordered to pay more than $9000 under the state's "negligent hiker" law.

A Manchester man has agreed to plead guilty to the 2001 cold case murder of a former pawn shop owner at his farmhouse in Auburn.

One of Concord's elementary school principals is on administrative leave after an incident that police are investigating.

Sour grapes? A Keene businessman has registered a pair of names to prevent the former Keene Pumpkin Festival from calling itself the "25th Annual New Hampshire Pumpkin Festival" when it's held in Laconia this fall.

As a vote nears on a proposed parking garage in Portsmouth, a city councilor is proposing a plan that would give residents who use the garage a discount. A local resident has started a website in support of the parking garage.

New Hampshire's "negligent hiker" law will be tested as the Supreme Court rules

The trial of a man who pointed a gun at police who responded to a domestic dispute at his home in Lee in 2012 continued in Dover Wednesday.

There was another minor earthquake in New Hampshire this morning, this one near Contoocook.


Lawmakers are debating their authority over the construction of new natural gas pipelines.

Carly Fiorina has picked up an endorsement from former 2nd District Congressional candidate Marilinda Garcia-but she may have "borrowed" some lines from Fiorina's official bio in doing so.

A Senator from the North Country is pushing for funding to keep a pair of DMV substations open.

Although an ordinance targeting panhandlers was rejected in Nashua this week, the issue may be revisited by Aldermen in the future.

An ongoing dispute with a salvage yard owner and Salem officials appears to be winding down, as the owner has been given the OK to being clearing the property.

A Dover man who wants a helicopter pad in his backyard is appealing a zoning board ruling denying his request.


A Nashua teen has been indicted on charges he repeatedly raped a woman with a disability last December.

A man from California accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 13 year-old Seabrook girl last November is requesting supervised release while he awaits trial.

A Lakes Region hotel worker, accused of raping, robbing and threatening a guest last year, plans to argue in court that he was home alone at the time of the attack.

Sometimes New Hampshire's Supreme Court makes rulings that fly under the radar. Take this one for example: The court ruled last week that the smell of cat urine could constitute physical loss or damage under a property policy.

The Portsmouth Herald is going to court to get DHHS emails related to the state's response to the contamination of well water at Pease International Airport.


Some people won't take no for an answer: A Honduran man found living in Manchester is being deported. For the 4th time.

Police in 7 different communities are comparing notes after similar reports of widespread vandalism Monday night into Tuesday morning.

Neighbors helped Milford police capture a burglar on Souhegan Street Tuesday.

10 acres of woods burned in a brush fire in Hopkinton Wednesday.

A man was bitten by a fox in Barnstead on Wednesday, but not seriously injured.


Customers of a downtown restaurant recently told by the city that they can't have outdoor seating are joining to fight to maintain a summer tradition.

A new restaurant is getting set to open at the former site of the now-closed Villa Banca on Main Street in Nashua.

Several New Hampshire businesses are being honored for their support of citizen soldiers.

Other News

Nepali natives living in Manchester and Nashua continue to organize relief efforts to their earthquake-ravaged home.

A well in Dover that supply's the city's public water is being moved after a possible contamination from a Madbury metal recycling facility.

Residents of Bow are rallying around a woman whose home was damaged by fire this week.

The Portland Pie Company is holding a fundraiser for one of its employees who died of a heroin overdose while on the job in Manchester. Molly Park's obituary gained attention for its blunt discussion of her addiction.

Candia's Police Chief will be honored for his efforts in rescuing an elderly couple from their burning home in November of 2013.

Crews have begun replacing streetlights in Manchester as the city converts to LED bulbs.

A laundromat in Concord damaged by a dryer fire will reopen this weekend.

National and World

A Boston Police officer shot in the face during a traffic stop last month is 'dreaming of pinning on that badge again'.


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