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All Things New Hampshire-Thursday, December 11, 2014

We're now just two weeks away from the Christmas holiday. Just a reminder-the NH1 Children's Auction continues today. You can watch from noon-2 p.m. on WBIN-TV or tune in to 98.3 WLNH as we help raise money to help those who need it most.

Stories that have us clicking on

Apple has pulled an app some New Hampshire school officials were concerned about; it's been blamed for cyberbullying in other states.

UNH grad students conducted a student drinking survey to look at trends on and off campus.

The University System of New Hampshire is moving its administrative offices to Concord.

The New Hampshire Supreme Court has upheld a law that changes the way state employees pay into their pension system.

The court also upheld a 2nd-degree murder conviction of a Manchester man.

A Nashua man is facing charges after leading police on a high-speed chase.

Rochester firefighters have some safety tips for you and your Christmas tree this holiday season.

Rain for most of us, but lots of snow up north in towns like Randolph. See pictures here.

Rob Gronkowski. With kittens.

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

A showdown in Washington today over a new spending bill. A House vote on the bill is expected hours before the deadline tonight, which would give the Democratic-led Senate little time to debate and vote on the legislation before a possible government shutdown.

House Speaker Shawn Jasper is set to announce his leadership team today.

Governor Hassan will join Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas and New Hampshire Motor Speedway officials at the Palace Theater for the annual Speedway Children's Charities check distribution. Organizers say SCC distributes $250,000 annually, benefitting 100,000 children.

They'll make a decision this afternoon on whether to open the Strawbery Banke ice rink as planned on Friday.

Top News from around New Hampshire

The Union-Leader reports that Plaistow's town planner is facing identity fraud charges on accusations she hacked into other town officials' email accounts.

Sens. Kelly Ayotte and Jeanne Shaheen are reacting to the release of the report investigating CIA interrogation techniques and use of torture.

A widespread Fairpoint internet outage has knocked down the city of Nashua's website, and a lot of other people's Internet service.

11 State Police cruisers have been damaged in the last 2 weeks, most of those due to accidents in bad weather.

A second member of a white supremacist group has been convicted in the murder of a prison inmate in 2010.

A Merrimack gunsmith is withdrawing his application for a home business that had some neighbors concerned.

Portsmouth residents are fighting an order to stop renting their home online.


Heading into New Hampshire Fish & Game's 150th anniversary year, the department is facing financial challenges.

A Derry councilor wants to have a traffic light installed at an intersection he believes is dangerous.


A man who triggered a big police response after shooting 41 times inside his home has received a suspended sentence.

A stolen plow truck is back where it belongs after the man who stole it made a guilty plea in court.

The trial continues for two Farmington police officers charged with assault.

A former Attorney General is representing a Portsmouth deputy chief who's involved in a $2.7 million dispute over the will of a woman some say he tricked into giving him all her money.


A man from Dover has been charged with sexually assaulting a 14-year old girl.

Police say DNA evidence has helped them track down a Gilford man accused of rape.

Police say a man's been arrested for an arson at an auto repair facility back in June.

A synthetic marijuana sale in Rochester has led to charges to a pair of Gonic residents.

A Merrimack teen is facing charges for filing a false report about an armed intruder.

Fire officials are investigating the cause of an explosion and truck fire in Brentwood.

Salem is getting a $10,000 donation for a new police dog.

Vandals have knocked over a 400-pound statue at a Portsmouth church.


A conference held yesterday revealed what many already know-there's no easy answers when it comes to energy solutions for the Granite State.

A Hudson man is selling brine as an alternative to road salt.

North Conway is on the "Best in the US 2015" list for a leading travel media company.


The Red Sox didn't get John Lester, but they have gotten a pitcher by the name of Wade Miley. (Don't worry, I don't know who he is either.)

Other News

A forum was held in Rockingham County to discuss the region's growing heroin problem.

There's a decline in students buying lunch in Nashua, though officials insist it isn't because of new federal health guidelines changing what's in those lunches.

A dog who helped resuce their owners in Wolfeboro is now hospitalized.

A young man from Henniker is getting ready to make a bone marrow donation - to someone he doesn't know.

Somersworth has "found" 18 new parking lot spaces. They've actually had them for a while and apparently forgot about them.

Dover's skateboard park is getting a facelift, and Portsmouth skaters want a new park.

Former WWE World Champion Mick Foley spoke with NHPR about his love of Santa's Village in Jefferson. He's a great interview.

World and National News

Not an old headline: The US Government is on the verge of a shutdown.

A Guantanamo Bay inmate is giving his account of 13 years at the facility.

Wild weather continues in California.

We know when David Letterman's last "Late Show" will be.


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