Dec 10, 2015 9:41 AM

All Things New Hampshire: Thursday, December 10, 2015

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The Portsmouth Gas Light Company restaurant was damaged during a multi-alarm fire in the heart of the downtown area Wednesday morning.

The Dover man accused of killing a disabled veteran's service dog during a hit-and-run accident in Maine last weekend appeared in court Wednesday.

Education was the focus of Wednesday's meeting of the legislative task force on the state's opioid and heroin crisis.

A boy recently spotlighted in our NH1 Investigates story "Need for Nurses" was flown to a Boston hospital after a medical emergency.

NH1 News took a look at the crime statistics in the city of Manchester for 2015.

A 2-day search for a missing Milton woman is over after her body was found in Depot Pond, and police say foul play is not suspected.

Ohio Governor John Kasich was the first of the major Republican presidential candidates to have his or her campaign file a New Hampshire delegates list with the Secretary of State’s office.

An 11 year-old from New Hampshire is going to be among a group of youngsters reporting on the Presidential campaign.

Governor Hassan is circulating a petition among supporters that calls on Congress to take action on the issue of gun control, and also criticizes Senator Kelly Ayotte's position on the issue.

A former Jaffrey woman is facing two counts of felonious sexual assault involving a boy between the ages of 13 and 16.

A man is facing charges of stealing-from inside the lobby of the Manchester Police Station.

The aunt of an 8-year old girl who was severely burned during an arson fire that killed her parents 3 years ago is getting a big show of support locally in New Hampshire.

A seal taken in by the N.H. Marine Mammal Rescue for rehabilitation is getting ready to be returned to sea.

The Patriots are heading into Sunday night's showdown in Houston without two of their key offensive players.

Events we're following from the NH1 Media Center

Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump is scheduled to be the guest of honor this evening at a meeting of the New England Police Benevolent Association in Portsmouth. A group plans to peacefully protest outside Trump's appearance.

Fellow GOP candidate and South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham is scheduled to address the Portsmouth Rotary at Portsmouth Country Club in Greenland at noon, before speaking at a town hall-style meeting at the Riverwoods retirement community in Exeter at 2 p.m. Graham then speaks to a business forum at Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green in Manchester on at 4 p.m.

Ohio Governor John Kasich attends several events around New Hampshire today. It starts at noon with an event sponsored by the Manchester Chamber of Commerce at St. Anselm College. He then stops at the Puritan Backroom Restaurant in Manchester at 4:30 p.m. and the Athens Restaurant in Manchester at 5:45 p.m. Graham's day wraps with a town hall meeting in Merrimack at 7:00pm.

Carly Fiorina also campaigns in New Hampshire today, meeting with New Hampshire Bankers Association members at the Common Man in Concord, holding a meet and greet at Primary Bank in Bedford, then speaking at the Associated General Contractors of New Hampshire annual meeting at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord.

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush holds a town hall meeting at the Hampshire Hills Athletic Club in Milford at 6:30 p.m.

Marlborough's School Board meets tonight, and they're expected to get an earful from residents unhappy over the superintendent's handling of the distribution of flyers with the word "Christmas" on them.

The Greater Lakes Region Children's Auction continues in Laconia.

Top News from around New Hampshire

The Nashua man accused of dangling his 22-month-old daughter over the rushing waters of the Merrimack River is facing more charges related to the incident-and is now also charged with using a stolen credit card earlier in the week.

Kyle Witty was acquitted Wednesday of manslaughter charges in connection with an accident on Route 101A in Merrimack last year that killed a Nashua woman.

Police are searching for a Concord man who hasn't been seen since before he went on a kayaking trip yesterday morning.

Donald Trump maintains a big lead here in New Hampshire in the latest poll looking at the Republican Presidential Primary race.

A woman from Windham is facing DWI charges after state police say she was driving the wrong way on the Everett Turnpike and Interstates 293 and 93.

Senator Jeanne Shaheen is among those praising a rewrite of the "No Child Left Behind" act passed by the U.S. Senate this week.

Organizers of "boot drives" say Rochester's new ordinance targeting panhandlers is hurting their fundraising efforts.

Officials at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport are urging you to review and follow FAA guidelines if you're planning to use a drone.


Almost two-thirds of likely 2016 Republican primary voters favor Donald Trump’s call to temporarily ban Muslims from entering the U.S., according to an online poll.

State officials are still looking for a third lab to test some of blood samples from area residents exposed to contaminated water from the Haven Well.

The state Fish and Game Commission has given initial approval to rules for a short bobcat hunting and trapping season.

School officials in Dover say 160 volunteers may have had their personal information compromised after a janitor accidentally threw their applications into a dumpster.

Dover City Councilors have adopted a $105 million capital improvement plan targeting major projects and equipment needs in the city over the next six years.

Portsmouth officials are getting closer to banning casino in its zoning ordinance.

Alderman in Nashua have narrowly approved raises for secretaries in city schools.

In response to the "Free The Nipple" movement, one lawmaker from Sanbornton wants women to be fined for baring their breasts in the public.


The State Supreme Court says it will hear the appeal of Robert Breest, convicted of killing an 18 year-old girl in Concord back in 1971.

A former New Hampshire state trooper accused of punching his wife in the face and destroying a phone took the witness stand in his own defense Wednesday.

A Winchester Police Officer accused of pointing a loaded gun at someone in Ashuelot last August was granted a continuance for his probable cause hearing.

Three Manchester natives are facing indictments for a series of bank robberies in Maine.

A Hampton Falls man already serving time in connection with a standoff in January of 2014 has struck a plea deal on charges he stole and destroyed mail.


Police in Pelham say they've found the culprit behind a series of armed robberies and a bomb threat called in to a local elementary school.

Six students at Newfound Regional High School in Bristol were taken to area hospitals Wednesday after one student’s pepper spray can went off in school's cafeteria Wednesday.

A homeless couple is under arrest after police say they stole a safe with tens of thousands of dollars inside from a home in Bartlett.

Police in Manchester are investigating an early Wednesday morning robbery at a 7-Eleven on Beech Street.

Portsmouth Police say they don't approve of proposed changes to the City Council's ordinance regulating ride-sharing services like Uber.


One of the five insurance carriers on the state’s health insurance exchange is dropping out.

I you want to get a new health plan under the Health Insurance Marketplace, you have until Tuesday to choose one in order for your coverage to start January 1.

A sign of the times: Fairpoint's dropping residential phone numbers from the White Pages.

A waterfront development project is expected to break ground in Nashua this spring.

Realtors along the Seacoast are reporting a strong month of November sales.

Other News

Concord High School is working to get back on the map as a destination for Presidential candidates on the campaign trail.

A lack of state funding is forcing the closure of a Manchester facility that provides services to those dealing with mental illness.

One of the Profile High School students who aided her principal battling cancer is now seeing the favor returned after she was recently diagnosed with the disease.

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