Jan 15, 2015 1:00 PM

All Things New Hampshire: Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015


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In an NH1 exclusive, the grandmother of a Nashua toddler whose mother is accused of killing back in November spoke to our anchor Paul Meuller. Sharon Boucher told Paul that she's pushing for changes to state law in the wake of her granddaughter's death.

The investigation is underway into a string of burglaries involving local businesses in Manchester.

The trial of Jason Robarge, accused of killing his wife and leaving her body in the woods in unity on the day she filed for divorce, is underway.

Rand Paul took some jabs at potential 2016 Presidential opponents during his visit to New Hampshire Wednesday.

Both supporters and opponents of the ride-sharing service Uber made their feelings known at a public forum held by the Portsmouth Taxi Commission Wednesday.

Manchester Police say they've made a large heroin arrest.

There are some hefty prices being thrown around for AFC Championship game tickets.

Two people have been arrested in seperate sex assault cases in Nashua.

Events we're following today from the NH Media Center:

At 9:30am, the New Hampshire Supreme Court will hear an appeal of the death penalty of Michael Addison, convicted in the killing of Manchester Police Officer Michael Briggs back in 2006.

The Manchester Police Department is leading a community forum focusing on race relations tonight at 5:30pm at the Manchester Police Athletic League/Officer Michael Briggs Community Center.

The state is holding a public hearing tonight at 5:30pm at Daniel Webster College to discuss its almost-completed State Airport System Plan.

Top News from around New Hampshire

Court documents suggest a Londonderry man accused of shooting his wife in Saco, Maine, was in the middle of an affair and his wife was suffering from dementia.

Testimony continues in the arson trial of a former Peterborough fireman.

A child porn fugitive in New Hampshire is back in custody after being arrested in Kansas.

An upcoming U.S. Supreme Court rulling could impact the sentences in 4 New Hampshire murder convictions.

Dover officials are reacting to a report on guns in city schools.

A woman whose family leaves near Pease is upset over delayed health testing for people exposed to contaminanted water.

Funeral servies have been set for a man killed in an accident in Portsmouth earlier this week.


There's a $30 million hole in the current state budget that needs plugging.

House Speaker Shawn Jasper has created a pension reform study group.

The would-be House Speaker, Bill O'Brien, is headed to Iowa. (Not permanently.)

A group has submitted a petition to Governor Maggie Hassan calling for a delay the approval process for a proposed natural gas pipeline.

The state is likely to OK alcohol-related vanity plates on Friday.

Potential candidates are coming out of the woodwork now that Nashua's mayor has announced she won't be seeking another term.

Speaker of Donna Lozeau, some people think she'd make a good candidate for Governor.

Even though other communities are looking to accquire a Bearcat for police work, Conway says they don't need one.

Despite protests from citizens, Mont Vernon is moving ahead with evicting a karate studio from a town-owned building.

Dover's moving forward on a plan to create a tax break along the waterfront on the Cocheco River.

Nashua is considering raising its athletic fees for school sports.

Derry's considering cutting 5 teacher positions.

Those Rebellion Walkers calling for campaign finance reform are making their way south.


An indictment for a Salem man accused of secretly videotaping women in a restroom at a Massachusetts restaurant.

Pretrial dates have been set for a woman accused of being an accomplice of her husband's ex-wife in Epping.

A New Hampshire man has pleaded guilty to putting a boy in a dryer in Bangor.

The Colonial Theatre in Keene is filing a civil suit against its former finance director, saying she embezzled more than $100,000 from the 90-year old performance space.

A Rye man who was a whistleblower in a multi-million dollar fraud case has been denied a request for early release on unrelated fraud charges.

The trial of a former IT worker for SAU 16 accused of altering a student's records will go forward.

A woman accused of sex trafficking in Salem is seeking to have evidence tossed from her upcoming trial.

A Massachusetts man charged after erratic behavior at Bike Week in Laconia-including pouring a Red Bull on his 4-year old's head-has avoided jail time.

One too many drunk driving convictions resulted in a Kingston man losing his license forever.


New crime stats in Rochester show property crime is down, but violent offenses are up.

Farmington police are investigating a robbery at an ATM machine Wednesday afternoon.

Police in Keene say a man is dead after his makeshift shelter caught fire.

A man was caught in a milling machine in Bradford.

One person was hurt after an accident yesterday morning in Epsom.

An accident in Dover shut down Dover Point Road Wednesday evening.

A fire destroyed a home in Henniker last night.


Despite concerns over an energy crisis in New Hampshire, energy prices aren't as bad as expected.

Following up on that last link, there's lots of happy people at the pump as gas prices plunge to under $2 a gallon.

There's a proposal for a medical marijuana facility in Littleton.

We know 2 of the tenants of a new shopping center in Rochester.


The Celtics couldn't keep up with the Atlanta Hawks last night.

There's a new head coach for the Jets.

Ahead of Sunday's AFC Championship game, a Colts player has been charged with rape.

Other News

New Hampshire's Senate Majority Leader has completed a hiking milestone.

It happened in Maine, but since many of the NH1 employees love dogs, here's a story about a dog rescued after falling through ice.

A North Country gun shop that's been a popular stop on the presidential campaign trail is changing hands.

World and National News

An Ohio man accused of plotting to attack the US Capitol is under arrest.

A real mess in Massachusetts this morning after protestors shut down I-93 near Boston.

The President is renewing a push for paid leave for working parents.

Two men have reached the top of a famous peak in Yosemite National Park.

The latest issue of Charlie Hebdo-the French paper whose offices were the site of a shooting that left 12 workers dead-has sold out.

Oscar nominations have been announced.


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