Dec 17, 2015 4:56 AM

All Things New Hampshire: Thursday, December 17, 2015

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The mother of Eve Tarmey, one of three people charged in connection with her overdose death in Rochester back in October, will be allowed to get out of jail, but only if she meets specific conditions laid out by a judge on Wednesday.

Buoyed by a show of support from family and friends, a Seacoast woman who says she was sexually assaulted during an overseas trip by her former dance instructor was successful Wednesday in getting a judge to issue a restraining order against him.

The family of an Alexandria toddler who died of injuries he apparently suffered at home says police are waiting on autopsy results before making an arrest.

The Legislature's Opioid Task Force has identified legislation it wants to fast-track when lawmakers reconvene in January, but are moving slower on items that come with a hefty price tag.

Two people were arrested on Tuesday after a Manchester SWAT team stormed a Goffe Street home as part of a drug investigation.

Marco Rubio was back in New Hampshire Wednesday, just hours after the Republican Presidential candidates debate, and continued his war of words with Donald Trump and Ted Cruz.

99.1 NH1 News will be broadcasting Saturday night's Democratic Presidential candidates debate.

New Hampshire is getting a nearly $400,000 grant to improve the prosecution of sexual assault cases in the state.

A judge has denied a request by state officials to bar the Croydon School Board from using taxpayer money to fund students' tuition to private schools.

Three people are facing charges after a drug bust in Rockingham County involving heroin and fentanyl.

A woman from Lyndeborough is facing charges she made up a story about being kidnapped.

A woman is recovering after being struck by a vehicle in a Dunkin' Donuts parking lot in Hudson.

A Concord man is facing charges in connection with a hit-and-run accident on I-93 earlier this month.

The warm weather is causing problems for the ski industry, where one resort is suspending operations until the weekend in the hopes of better snowmaking weather.

Research conducted in New Hampshire shows that 2 of 5 people in New Hampshire live in poverty.

Police officers in Portsmouth are planning a holiday food drive this weekend.

Concerned about terrorism? One expert says there are 10 body language signs you can use to identify someone as a terrorist.

A miniature horse from Massachusetts that was shot in the leg and is now recovering in Rochester will undergo stem cell surgery in an attempt to save his leg.

The Patriots may need some help at running back after LeGarrette Blount injured his hip last week, but Coach Bill Belichick isn't talking about a possible replacement-he's laughing instead.

Warm weather could lead to the re-opening of the Mount Washington Auto Road.

Events we're following from the NH1 Media Center

Secretary of State Bill Gardner holds a ceremony this morning in his office in Concord at 11am this morning to unveil a new piece of Presidential Primary history.

The body of Corporal Andrew Aimesbury, the Dover High School grad who was killed during a live fire exercise in Georgia, arrives in Boston this afternoon. Funeral Services are being held this Saturday.

May the Force be with you this evening if you're going to the midnight premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"...theaters around the state are expected to be packed.

Top News

A judge has denied the release of the gun used as the murder weapon in the shooting death of Greg Smart 25 years ago.

Exeter High School won't be having any more dances, and the Owen Labrie sexual assault case is cited among the reasons.

A man who pleaded guilty 2 years ago in connection with an accident that killed his girlfriend now wants to withdraw that plea-now blaming her death on an airbag defect.

Thousands of people have signed a petition calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to investigate high lead levels at the Mill West apartment complex in Manchester.

A woman in Epping is hoping a thief who stole a package from a mailbox containing a priceless momento of her late father will return the gift in time for Christmas.

Franklin's curfew remains unenforced as city officials fear a lawsuit by the ACLU and a legislative fix doesn't appear to be on the way anytime soon.


The Governor's Executive Council Wednesday approved an amendment to a contract to develop and implement a new Medicaid processing and payment system.

A state commission has finalized a 10-year plan for New Hampshire road improvements.

Senator Kelly Ayotte says the government spending plan brokered in Washington this week includes much-needed increases in funding to help fight New Hampshire's drug crisis. The bill also suspends a "medical device tax" both Senator Ayotte and Senator Shaheen say was hurting businesses in New Hampshire.

Portsmouth's Assistant Mayor is calling out the state for its "nonchalant" response to the contaminated water from the Haven Well at Pease, and its delay in releasing blood tests from those exposed to the water.

The Assistant Principal at Frankling Middle School is asking the city to reconsider allowing voting to be held at the school, citing safety concerns.

Nashua's Board of Mayor and Aldermen have approved a $500,000 bond to expand the Michael Briggs Center, which provides services to the city's youth.

Officials in Nashua are eyeing a new home for the city's skateboard park.

A former State Senator is taking Governor Hassan to task for missing a National Guard holiday party.

Senator Shaheen is calling for the U.S. Forest Service to repair a deteriorating hiking bridge in the White Mountains.


A Police officer in Winchester has waived his probable cause hearing after being accused of pointing a loaded gun at a man in Ashuelot last August.

The jury is deliberating the trial of James Cleaveland, accused of refusing to leave the scene of a standoff in Keene last year that ended in a man taking his own life.


A Middleton man has been accused of sexually assaulting a 13 year-old girl.

An explosive situation was narrowly avoided in Portsmouth on Tuesday when a running car backed into a propane tank, causing it to leak.

Police in Tilton say a raid on a home near several schools in town turned up methamphetamine and heroin.

A pickup truck wound up in an unusual spot on Wednesday afternoon: The rocks off Ocean Boulevard.

An attempt by a man to outrun police on foot in Manchester ended when he put himself in a no-win scenario-jump into a river or surrender.


Businesses close to Nashua's new Broad Street Parkway are nervous about what the future holds as the Parkway prepares to open this weekend.

Frustrated by the lack of code enforcement for the ride-sharing service Uber, the owner of a taxi company that serves Portsmouth is threatening to pull his cabs out of the city on New Years' Eve.

The closure of the Polartec textile mill plant in Massachusetts has workers at its sister operation in Hudson concerned about what their future holds.

Other News

Flags will fly at half-staff around New Hampshire this Saturday to honor a Dover High School grad killed during a live-fire training exercise in Georgia last week.

A Portsmouth Police officer who helped a mother avoid shoplifting charges by buying several items she originally stole in order to make her child a birthday cake has been getting gifts for that mother from around the world after the story went viral.

A man born in Dover may be on the path to becoming a Saint.

Check out these extreme wedding photos, taken by a photographer in North Conway.

A Dover home that dates back to the 1860s has been torn down after being deemed uninhabitable.

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