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All Things New Hampshire: Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015


More snow last night, and it may not be over yet. NH1 Chief Meterologist Clayton Stiver has details.

A Somersworth elementary school is the latest to be closed out of concerns over heavy snow on its roof. Schools in Epping and Kingston remain closed today over roof concerns.

Fish and Game officers are looking for a snowmobiler who left two dogs injured in a hit-and-run incident in Enfield.

A Manchester branch library was closed after a pipe burst and flooded one of its floors.

5 more flu deaths have been reported in New Hampshire.

10 trucks were damaged after a fire at a business in Plaistow.

An American flag was salvaged from Lake Winnepesaukee by some alert firemen in Laconia.

New Hampshire will keep its annual auto inspections, after a bill to make it every 2 years was defeated yesterday.

Abortion rights advocates picked up a win at the State House Wednesday.

Is there a New Hampshire connection to Deflategate? Here's a pair of new theories about the controversy that won't die.

What we're following today at the NH1 Media Center

Lawmakers are considering a bill that would expand background checks for gun sales.

A plea hearing has been scheduled for Robert Dellinger of Sunapee, the former Fortune 500 executive accused of causing a crash that killed a pregnant Vermont woman and her fiancé in December 2013 during what he later called a suicide attempt.

Christopher Gay is being sentenced today in the stabbing death of Ryan Stewart in Farmington during a robbery in 2012.

Governor Hassan is holding a 10:30am news conference this morning in Concord to proclaim next week "Entrepeneurship Week" in New Hampshire.

A dispositional conference is scheduled in the case of Nathaniel Kibby, accused of kidnapping a Conway teen in October of 2013.

Senator Shaheen will be in West Lebanon at 11:20am to tour Novo Nordisk's new West Lebanon facility and briefing on the production of their product, the N8-GP that helps treat hemophilia. At 2pm she will host a Roundtable on the state's Heroin and Prescription Drug challenges with local law enforcement at River Valley Community College in Claremont.

Epping's school board will hold a meeting tonight at 7pm to decide whether or not to re-open schools after they were closed earlier this week because of concerns over snow on the roof.

In Nashua, The owner of the CVS pharmacy site on Main Street will go before city planners on Thursday for permission to knock down the building and replace it with a newer, larger building that includes a drive-through window.

Former Senate President Sylvia Larsen is scheduled to host a Ready for Hillary event in Concord this evening.

Top News from around New Hampshire

The Crossings at Fox Run (where Best Buy and Barnes & Noble are located) is closed as they deal with snow issues.

Things are getting back to normal in Madbury and Somersworth.

You're probably wondering: How are students going to make up all these snow days?

Manchester's Mayor is proposing a hiring freeze as the city's found itself in the red from all the snow removal.

Neighbors of a bridge construction project near the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard are worried about the threat of ice jams.

Not the best time for this news: Manchester Homeless Services Center will reduce operations to 3 days a week.

A gas leak in Manchester caused some problems last evening.

A van fire tied up traffic on Route 101 near Brentwood Wednesday morning.

A tractor-trailer hit a snowbank on Interstate 95 that caused some traffic headaches on Interstate 95 in Portsmouth Wednesday morning.

A case of CO poisoning at a duplex in Hudson.

A man known as the "Crabbie Cabbie" has run afoul of Portsmouth Chamber officials for his less-than-glowing remarks about the city.


The House is supporting a bill that ends incentives for prosecuting liquor law violations. The bill's related to the case of former Rockingham County Attorney Jim Reams, who was accused of misusing funds collection from liquor law violations.

The house is considering a bill spurred by the case of a health care provider who gave up his license after admitting to having sex with two female workers, but still owns the business where he once practiced.

Nashua plans to request federal disaster funds after the recent blizzard.

Manchester's considering changing its street parking rules. Are you ready for single-side parking?

Portsmouth continues to tweak its rules regarding taxis-and ride-sharing services like Uber.

The first reading for a proposed 2nd parking garage in Portsmouth is set for March.

Hopkinton is about to become the most generous in the state in with paid materinity leave.

Henniker officials are working to find funding to replace snow plows destroyed by fire earlier this month.

The SAU 16 superintendent is suing the Brentwood municipal budget committee over school funding.

The showdown continues in Litchfield over the ballot for the school budget.

Congressman Frank Guinta held a town hall last night, and health care was a hot topic.

Can a divided government be productive? Senator Shaheen thinks so.

The Senator is getting the backing of law enforcement in the push for funding for the Department of Homeland Security.


The witness list for the Genevieve Kelly trial includes both her daughter-who hasn't been seen in 10 years-and an accomplice.

The Supreme Court heard arguments yesterday related to a proposed rule change in neglect cases.

A sentencing for a man who mugged an elderly woman and then took her purse.

A Nashua employee's suit over back pay is underway.


Charges for a truck driver after an accident this morning on the Everett Turnpike in Merrimack.

A search is underway for a snowmobiler who led officers on a chase through a few towns near the Vermont border.

A Manchester driver has been charged with leaving an accident scene in Merrimack.

A man and a woman are facing lewdness charges after being found in a compromising position in a car in Manchester.

Mont Vernon police have charged a man with taking evidence from the scene of another man's drug-related death.

A man is facing charges in connection with a Christmas Day road rage incident in Rochester.

A Massachusetts man is facing weapons charges after a motor vehicle stop in Allenstown.

A pair of men are facing charges in Bow after running from police and being chased down by police dogs.

A man is expected to be OK after being hit by not 1, but 2 cars in Londonderry.


Another loss for the Bruins during their west coast swing, this time in a shootout to the Oilers.


Lawmakers want you to avoid getting "sticker shock" by getting more information on your utility bill.

New England ratepayers could end up funding a proposed natural gas pipeline that would be built out of state.

A business located where a proposed second parking garage would be built in Portsmouth says they'll stay in the city's downtown area no matter what.

Other News

The snow's forced the closure of Salem's town cemetery.

Durham and Lee are considered 2 of the safest places in the state.

A WWII veteran who was living in Tilton and took part in the Battle of Anzio has died-without a Purple Heart.

Special skis developed in New Hampshire are helping paralyzed dogs navigate the cold winter weather.

It was Ash Wednesday for Christians, and "Ashes to Go" were available in Portsmouth and other parts of the state.

the Strawberry Banke ice rink is extending its hours in Portsmouth.

National and World

Walmart workers are getting a pay riase.

Niagara Falls is frozen, and it's attracting tourists.

Bill Cosby is applauding Eddie Murphy's decision to NOT do something during the SNL 40 special.

Vanilla Ice is facing charges in connection with a burglary in Florida.


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