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Feb 5, 2015 8:57 AM

All Things New Hampshire: Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015


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Check out a photo gallery of snapshots from Wednesday's Patriots championship parade.

In the wake of Mitt Romney's exit from consideration in the 2016 Presidential race, a new NH1 Pulse Poll has surprising new frontrunner in the GOP race for the White House.

Another likely Presidential hopeful, Texas Senator Ted Cruz, is headed to the Granite State once again.

NH1's Colleen Shaughnessy investigated the 37 year-old cold case of Russell Bean of Marlow.

Flu-related deaths have now risen to 16 in New Hampshire.

A ban on plastic bags is being proposed in Portsmouth.

A former UNH women's hockey coach has admitted to assaulting a player on the bench during a game in November of 2013.

Check out this photo of a vehicle that got stuck straight up in the air after an accident on Route 101 in Exeter Wednesday.

A man who claimed he was arrested for swearing at an officer has come to a settlement with the town of Littleton after the threat of an ACLU lawsuit.

The ACLU's also at odds with the Secretary of State.

A Canterbury town employee has been accused of inappropriately touching 2 women.

The New Hampshire Republican Party wants to know where Governor Hassan travelled in January.

A power outage led to the cancellation of day classes at SNHU.

A new drug may help in the fight against breast cancer-NH1's Shari Small explains.

A broken sprinkler led to water damage inside some art rooms at Concord High School.

A 2-vehicle crash in Rochester is under investigation.

The End 68 Hours of Hunger campaign is underway in New Hampshire.

Events we're following from the NH1 Media Center today

Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Dave Lang, President of Professional Firefighters of New Hampshire, and Chief Kenneth Erickson of the Laconia Fire Department will host a press conference call today "to discuss the importance of fully funding the Department of Homeland Security in the interest of New Hampshire's public safety."

Portsmouth's City Council is holding a work session today to discuss a tentative deal to build a second parking garage in the downtown area.

Rochester City Council's Codes and Ordinances Committee is holding a meeting tonight at 7pm-on the agenda: proposed revisions to the city's panhandling ordinance.

Top News

30 people are out of their apartments after a partial roof collapse in Nashua. The Red Cross is also putting out a warning about keeping heating vents clear of snow.

An alert 8th grader's quick action is being lauded after Tuesday afternoon's school bus crash in Nottingham. The bus driver in that crash is suspended, and was involved in an accident last year in Deerfield.

Record numbers for drug overdose deaths in New Hampshire in 2014.

Stalking is a growing problem at UNH, according to new data.

A judge will allow the daugther of the Whitefield woman who turned herself in after disappearing during a custody dispute 10 years ago to be deposed before Genevieve Kelly's trial.

About 100 Winchester residents turned out to hear Kinder-Morgan's proposal for a natural gas pipeline across southern New Hampshire.

With the state not currently enforcing a 2014 law that establishes a buffer zone for protestors around abortion clinics, a bill is in the pipeline that could undo that law.

The attorney for the Portsmouth teen who police say struck two women while under the influence last summer wants statements the teen made to police tossed out of court.


Senator Ayotte questioned the President's Defense Secretary Nominee on the issue of Guantanamo Bay.

Chris Matthews (the MSNBC host, not the Seahawks wide receiver who randomly had one of the great games in Super Bowl history) tried to pin down NH Democratic Party Chair Raymond Buckley on whether or not they'll be debates for the Democratic Presidential Primary.

Scott Brown is denying he is getting a big pension from Massachusetts.

Americans for Prosperity leaders are lamenting the loss of the "New Hampshire Advantage".

A bill proposed in the legislature would require town meetings to vote on every warrant article-as opposed to adjourning the meeting before everything gets voted on.

A legislative committee overseeing New Hampshire's Medicaid expansion could take on new duties.

Could you someday use bitcoin-the internet currency-as payment for state taxes? One NH legislator would like to make that happen.

Derry is running out of money in its snow budget, which is 75% gone. Nashua's budget is more than half gone.

A Portsmouth City Councilor wants to change the way the city votes for its mayor.

Nashua's Regional Planning Commission is getting involved in the ongoing debate over a natural gas pipeline.

Derry's Town Council wants to help town employees to shape up.

A likely Nashua mayoral candidates is taking the next step towards an official run.


Testimony in the arson trial of former Peterborough firefighter Greg Potter continues.

A suspect in a Hampstead break-in and attack is fighting efforts to also include witness tampering charges in his upcoming trial.

A Strafford County House of Corrections inmate will plead guilty to throwing a bag of urine at a corrections officer.

Jury selection is on hold in a Hollis attempted murder case.

A man shot by police in a 2012 confrontation is in jail after police say he violated bail condtions by trading a car for a gun.


Police in Concord say they've arrested an attempted robber who was foiled by a stubborn Dunkin' Donuts employee.

A wanted fugitive was caught in Concord Wednesday.

No injuries in an accident involving a school bus in Epping Tuesday.

An attempted market robbery is under investigation in Merrimack.


A major developer is throwing its weight behind a possible commuter rail extension from Massachusetts into New Hampshire.


Dover's Mayor got a selfie with Patriots owner Bob Kraft in the wake of Sunday's big Super Bowl win in Arizona.

The model on the cover of the new Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue is Derek Jeter's girlfriend. Naturally.

Other News

The home of a wealthy seacoast woman willed to a Portsmouth police officer has been sold, though the money from that sale is in limbo while a legal case involving the inheritance is disputed.

National and World News

Jordan is conducting airstrikes against ISIS in the wake of the group killing one of their pilots.

A huge data breach involving one of the country's largest health insurance providers.

NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams is apologizing for what turned out to be a tall tale about taking fire while in Iraq back in 2003.

Senate Democrats have once again blocked a proposal to reform President Obama's immigration reform law.

Screening for jurors in the shooting death of "American Sniper" Chris Kyle is getting underway.

Saving the best thing on the internet today for last: Jimmy Fallon at Bayside High!


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