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Dec 4, 2014 8:17 AM

All Things New Hampshire: Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014


Good morning. Here's what's happening...

Stories that have us clicking on NH1.com:

NH1's State House correspondent Kevin Landrigan says he's never seen anything like it in 30 yeasrs of covering politics. In a shocking upset, former House Speaker Bill O"Brien was usurped by Republican Representative Shawn Jasper after a contentious day of voting in Concord.

Some scary moments after a lockdown at the Nashua Boys & Girls Club as police responded to a situation nearby. (Turns out there was no actual threat.)

Officials at Massachusetts General hospital say a patient there does NOT have Ebola.

Two people were hurt in a fire in Peterborough.

Cold weather and snow in recent days have kept emergency responders busy.

15 years later, a NH fire chief reflects on a fire in Worcester that killed 6 firefighters.

Here's some events we're following today from the NH1 Media Center:

2 of 5 men indicted on riot charges in connection with an attack on a 17-year old at a football game at Spaulding High in Rochester back in September will make their initial court appearance today in Strafford County.

2 people accused of stealing $4000 worth of razor blades from stores in Rochester and Somersworth will be in court after their indictments this week.

With the annual New Hampshire Children's Auction just around the corner, NH1 and WBIN-TV owner Bill Binnie will be presenting a check for $5,000 to the Dover, Nashua, Somersworth and Rochester End the 68 Hours of Hunger programs at 930am at St John's Methodist Church in Dover.

The New Hampshire Food Bank will be celebrating a $30,000 donation from a Raymond resident at its offices in Manchester this morning at 10am.

Governor Hassan will be at the Legislative Office Building in Concord at 10:30am to make a NH Land and Community Heritage Investment Program (LCHIP) Grant Award Announcement.

Former State Representative Hector Velez Sr. will be sentenced at 1pm this afternoon in Hillsborough County court for his role in a melee in Laurel Street in Manchester that involved around 30 people and took 18 officers to break up.

Selectmen in Ringe are holding a community meeting tonight at the meetinghouse to discuss a controversial proposed pipeline that would cut through much of southern New Hampshrie.

Just in time for the holiday season-UNH is hosting the Poinsetta Trials Open House at the MacFarlane Greenhouses now through Saturday.

Opponents of large-scale wind power projects are joining groups from other states in pushing Congress to end a wind power tax credit.

Top News from around New Hampshire:

The investigation continues into the death of a 3-year old girl in Nashua.

Before the House Speaker vote was even held, there was a battle over how the vote should be conducted that lasted hours.

Far less contentious than the battle for House Speaker in Concord, Senate President Chuck Morse was elected to another term yesterday.

A State Trooper's DWI arrest was mysteriously missing from police logs.

New Hampshire's Secretary of State has ruled saying "God Bless You" is OK.

Epsom is the latest community to report some big problems with Fairpoint service.

A former Dover City Councilor was cleared of rape charges Wednesday.

3 plow trucks are missing from a storage facility in Manchester.

The numbers are in on the cost of last week's winter storm.


Now that they control both houses of the legislature, Republicans now are looking for ways to keep their campaign promises.

The Executive Council has approved more time for a federal review of a possible rail route connecting Concord and Boston.

The Council also approved a pair of the Governor's nominees to a committee that oversees permitting for wind power and other energy projects.

The Council postponed a vote on a controversial condo docks proposal along the Merrimack River.

Manchester officials are reconsidering putting barriers in front of the playground of a city charter school.

Nashua schools are preparing for an influx of new refugees in the coming year.


An outside firm is handling a suit against Nashua and its police chief.

Defense attorneys are fighting the admission of blood tests for a woman accused of hitting and killing two bicyclists in Hampton.

Despite an outpouring of support, a Warner man was sentenced to prison for slashing an 80-year old woman in the buttocks.

A Derry man facing child porn charges is using a "moving out" defense.

A Somersworth woman has been indicted for using a vehicle to strike another woman who was holding a 1-year old baby.

A judge has ruled in favor of public access to Sanders Poynt in Rye. (Full disclosure: Bill Binnie, whose property is part of the case, is the principal owner of NH1 News.)


Police are investigating a fight at the Mall at Fox Run last night.

5 people were sent to the hospital after a crash in Portsmouth yesterday morning.

Police say they found heroin and pills during a drug bust in Goffstown.

A Nashua pawn shop has surrendered its license, and another is headed to a revocation hearing.

Police in Rumney say a man accused of an armed robbery in Franklin has turned himself in.

Police in Keene are still looking for whoever held up a Circle K yesterday morning, but they did find the cash that was stolen.

A property manager in Portsmouth is facing felony charges for writing bad checks.

Investigators in Claremont say mental health issues are behind a false report of a gunman at a local school.

A Bartlett man has been accused of putting a police officer in a headlock and trying to take his gun.

Phone outages have been impacting police departments in Strafford County.


The State Liquor Commission is planning to open an even larger store in Salem.

Duracell has chosen Manchester as a hub for its battery-powered response vehicles.

A well-known seafood restaurant in Manchester has closed its doors.

Two months afer health officials closed the restaurant due to a cockroach infestation, the Asia Restaurant in Dover is set to reopen.


There could be 4 teams (including the Red Sox) now bidding for free agent pitcher Jon Lester.

It took overtime, but the Celtics finally snapped their losing streak.

Former UNH and current Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly is denying rumors he's interested in returning to the college ranks at Florida.

Spaulding Hockey could be on thin ice with the future of a bingo fundraiser up in the air.

Other News

Plymouth State University has adopted a 'bystander intervention' sex policy.

Work on the Sarah Long Bridge is expected to begin Monday.

The New Hampshire Doctor who's been in west Africa helping in the fight against Ebola will soon be coming home.

A synagogue in Dover could soon be up for sale.

It's 72 years of marriage (!!) for a New Hampshire couple.

World and National News

A grand jury has cleared a white police officer in New York in the strangling death of an unarmed black man. That led to protests around New York City.

An American being held hostage by al Qaeda is pleading for his life in a new video.

A Texas prisoner has been granted a stay of execution.

President Obama and the incoming Senate Majority Leader met one-on-one Wednesday.

Republicans are divided on the President's pick for Attorney General.

NASA is launching its new Orion spacecraft today.

The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree was lit Wednesday.

A Bill Cosby performance in New York has been cancelled as sexual assault allegations continue to swirl around him.

Blofeld appears to be back. The title of the new James Bond film is...


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