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All Things New Hampshire: Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015


Stories that have us clicking on NH1.com

Some local streets are getting so cramped with snow it's dangerous for public safety vehicles.

With more snow on the way, many towns are dealing with a salt shortage.

The fire marshal is thanking volunteers for digging out fire hydrants.

James Robarge has been found guilty in the 2013 murder of his wife on the day she filed for divorce.

A "life-begins-at-conception" bill was rejected after a hearing at the State House Wednesday.

NH1 was in Washington Wednesday to take part in a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the New Hampshire Primary.

The number of flu-related deaths in New Hampshire is up to 25. See which counties have the most flu-related deaths.

Nashua police are investigating an accident involving a delivery truck and a pedestrian in Nashua.

A space heater being used to thaw frozen pipes is being blamed for a fire Tuesday in Franklin.

A wrong-way driver has been arrested in Seabrook.

Police in Salem are asking for help in identifying a man who gave them a false name.

Ahead of the big drawing last night, Powerball fever was sweeping New Hampshire.

Whole Foods is recalling several products that contain peanuts.

An annual basketball tournament in Concord aims to raise $10,000 for charity.

A Bedford company is providing gifts to a big NYC fashion show.

Stories we're following from the NH1 Media Center today

It's truck day in Boston. The Red Sox equipment truck leaves today for the team's training complex in Fort Myers, Florida. Pitchers and Catchers report next Friday, February 20.

Texas Governor Rick Perry visits the NH1 studios today. See his conversation with NH1's Paul Steinhauser tonight at 5pm on WBIN-TV.

Governor Hassan unveils her budget plan this afternoon at 1pm. We'll have live coverage on WBIN-TV at 1pm.

There's a public hearing in Bow tonight on a controversial $5 million bond for a new public safety complex.

Keene City Council's Finance, Organization and Personnel Committee will discuss the unpaid portion of the bill for police and security related to last year's Pumpkin Festival, marred by nearby riots. Organizers are hoping for some help to pay off what's left of the bill, which is over $30,000.

The 86th Laconia World Championship Sled Dog Derby gets underway tonight and runs through Sunday.

Top News

No big Powerball winner in New Hampshire-but there is a $1 million winner.

A judge has agreed to give lawyers for Nathaniel Kibby more time to conduct discovery as they prepare for his trial on charges of kidnapping a Conway teen.

Nashua Police have cut school details in order to balance their budget.

Some parents in Gilford are upset that their kids were being recorded on a school bus without the proper legal notice.

There's tension at Raymond VFW over a proposed smoking ban.

An 82 year-old man is being credited by Candia firefighters for helping them fight a house fire Tuesday.

Dover is asking for resident's help in clearing snow away from their fire hydrants.


Kelly Ayotte and Jeanne Shaheen both support the President's request for the authorization of force against ISIS.

Texas Governor Rick Perry began his 2-day visit to New Hampshire Wednesday.

Backers of Elizabeth Warren's candidacy for President (even though she's said she's not running) are pointing to a new poll that suggests she'd beat Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire.

David Axelrod is recounting a tense moment in the campaign between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama-with comments made by Jeanne Shaheen's husband the focal point.

We're learning some details of the Governor's budget proposal she'll be outlining later today.

Here's a quick roundup of a few bills that were voted on during yesterday's House session.

The state is weighing a move to ban chocolate bear baiting.

Manchester's Board of School Committee has changed its position and has voted to approve administering a statewide test.

Dover's City Council has approved a tax break to help spur waterfront development along the Cocheco River.


The criminal threatening trial of a former Dover City Councilor is underway-his ex-lover testified Wednesday that he was drunk on sherry cooking wine when he pointed a gun at her.

A judge is considering making public documents related to the disputed inheritance of a Portsmouth Police officer, who some accuse of tricking his benefactor into willing him the money.

Admitted child molester Kenneth Day was sentenced to 20 years in prison yesterday for charges of child molestation in Epsom.

A reputed gang leader has been found innoncent of witness tampering charges in Nashua.

After a fire last weekend, some are asking: is it time for a new Merrimack County Courthouse?


A 2-alarm fire at a home in Pittsfield had firefighters busy last night.

Investigators say they may never know the cause of Tuesday's fire in Candia.

A man who collapsed while shoveling snow in Barrington last weekend has died.

A blocked vent caused a carbon monoxide scare at Rochester Middle School yesterday.

A babysitter is being credited with helping to keep a fire at a Plaistow condo from spreading.

The death of a woman found in a snowbank in Portsmouth is under investigation.

Charges have now been filed against a man in Plaistow who police say crashed his pickup after passing out behind the wheel on Tuesday.

Hancock's Police Chief is back on the job after taking paid personal time off so he could get his police certification renewed.


A big upset win for the Celtics last night.

Tiger Woods is taking time off from the PGA tour to work on his game.


A good problem to have: there are now so many jobs available some employers are having a hard time filling the positions.

Anthem is offering free identity-protection services in the wake of its data breach.

The bidding for a major New Hampshire transmission project has gotten nasty.

A new restaurant is moving into the Main Street space vacated by Villa Banca in downtown Nashua.

New Hampshire has the highest outbound smuggling rate for cigarettes in the U.S.

The University of Southern New Hampshire is aiming for a tuition freeze.

Maine-based Stonewall Kitchen is expanding into Dover.

Other News

A Grammy-winning music teacher got a warm welcome back in Windham.

A Pinkerton High School student has won an international animation competition.

No, sir, your car was not stolen from a Park 'n Ride, it was just buried under a ton of snow.

The cold weather's forced the postponement of Milton's Winter Carnival.

Hospice patients in New Hampshire will be getting Valentine's Day cards thanks to some girl scouts in Maine.

A Nashua salon is preparing to donate 1,000 haircuts to the homeless.

World and National News

Boston's MBTA chief has resigned after this week's snow shutdown.

A peace deal appears to have been reached in Ukraine.

The captain of the doomed Costa Concordia cruise ship has been sentenced to 16 years in prison.

A 60 Minutes correspondent and longtime CBS journalist has died.

The US Champion Little League team has been stripped of its title.


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