Jan 22, 2015 8:10 AM

All Things New Hampshire: Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015


Due to a miscommunication, All Things New Hampshire posted rather late yesterday. If you want to check it out, read it here.

Stories that have us clicking on NH1.com:

The Attorney General says an apparently suicidal man was shot and killed by police Wednesday morning.

2 people are under arrest after a police chase that started in Bedford, ended in Manchester, and caused some major traffic issues around the Queen City.

2 people have been arrested after an assault and robbery on Tuesday night.

Police in Manchester are investigating a street brawl that led to a stabbing.

One of the proposals outlined in President Obama's State of the Union speech Tuesday is getting positive reviews from Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.

A walk by advocates for campaign finance reform-some coming from as far as Dixville Notch-came to an end in Concord Wednesday.

New Hampshire is getting $2.3 million in heating aid assistance.

Members of New Hampshire's Congressional delegation are asking the federal government to assess Fairpoint Communications ability to handle 911 service, as its strike continues.

Congressman Frank Guinta is holding his first town hall of the new year.

Events that we're following from the NH1 Media Center today:

Coach Bill Belichick holds a press conference this morning, and may or may not (we're guessing not) address the ongoing "Deflategate" controversy.

Merrimack's Town Council meeting tonight is expected to focus on the proposed Kinder-Morgan pipeline proposal. A number of residents are expected to make a presentation outlining concerns with the plan.

A New Hampshire House committee will hold a hearing today on a bill that would end the state's involvement in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative program, intended to lower emissions through a cap-and-trade program.

Another hearing is being held on a bill that would change when police officers can make warrantless arrests.

The Timberlane Regional School Board could decide the fate of the Sandown Central Elementary School at its meeting tonight. The school, which is home to 137 students in 4th and 5th grade, has been recommended for closure by the Superintendent in an effort to balance the school district's budget.

Merrimack residents are expected to make a presentation during tonight's Merrimack Town Council meeting outlining concerns about the proposed Kinder-Morgan pipeline.

Governor Hassan will speak at NARAL Pro-Choice New Hampshire's Roe at 42 Event tonight at 6:30pm at Governor's Hall in the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord.

Top News from around New Hampshire

A vigil was held last night in Nashua in memory of 3 year-old Brielle Gage. Her mother, Katlyn Marin is accused of her killing back in November.

The flu continues to take its toll around New Hampshire-there have been 4 reported deaths in the state so far this season. The CDC says we're now past what they would call "epidemic" levels. Things have gotten so bad at the State Prison, officials have cancelled visits and are having inmates eat in their cells to avoid spreading the illness.

Saying they want to level the playing field for taxi drivers and the ride-sharing service Uber, Portsmouth's Taxi Commission has recommended taxi regulations-and the commission itself-be eliminated.

City officials in Portsmouth are now joining the call for the state to provide testing for those who have been exposed to a contaminated city-owned well near Pease International Tradeport.

Should the Manchester Monarchs leave the city, as has been rumored, local businesses say they'd feel the pinch.

A man accused of raping a brother and sister hundreds of times in the 1990s inside a converted school bus is expected to plead guilty in court next week.

A former State Trooper's DWI case has been tossed out of court, as the judge cites insufficient evidence.

The uncle of twin 9-year old boys is facing child neglect charges in Manchester after investigators say he basically left them to fend for themselves for 6 months while their parents were in Africa.

Bail's been set at $10,000 for a man accused in Tuesday's bank robbery in Rochester.

There's talk of changing what hunters can use to attract bears after of the animal's deaths have been linked to chocolate.


Surprise! The Governor says the state budget is expected to end the year with a $1 million surplus, not a shortfall-though there's some things that need to happen for that to become reality.

Nonetheless, the Health and Human Services Department says it is facing a big shortfall.

The state says close to 47,000 people now have insurance through the Affordable Care Act.

A State Senator says county attorneys should be appointed, not elected.

Fish and Game officials are looking to draft guidelines for a potential bobcat and wildcat hunting season, over the objections of some wildlife advocates.


Your daily update on the arson trial of a former Peterborough firefighter.

Two former Nashua residents accused in a 1980s murder-both now living in Canada-have had their extradition hearings postponed.

The trial of an alleged gang leader in Nashua on charges of witness tampering got underway Wednesday.

Ahead of trial, a judge will review video of a police interview with a man accused of choking a 3-year old girl in Exeter.

3 men have been indicted on sexual assault charges in separate cases in Merrimack County.

The child pornography trial of a man who prosecutors say kept images on his work computer in Dover has been delayed again.

A man accused of attacking a co-worker in the break room at the Market Basket in Epping last year is expected to plead guilty.


A man from Nashua's facing several charges after crashing his vehicle on I-93 in Londonderry and then running off.

A Manchester man accused of breaking into a power equipment store has turned himself in to Hooksettt Police.

A Dunbarton man is facing charges he stole jewelry and tried to pawn it in Manchester.

Police in Goffstown are warning residents to lock their cars after reports of men seen attempting to open the doors on several vehicles in recent days.

A Farmington High School student's been charged in connection with a bomb threat made at the school last month


New Hampshire economists speaking at the Nashua Chamber of Commerce meeting Wednesday say they are optimistic about 2015.

Unemployment fell to 4% in the Granite State in December.

21 people are being laid off from the Corning Plant in Keene.

A wireless headset company is moving its offices out of Nashua across the border to Massachusetts.

A proposed cell tower in Merrimack has been scrapped.

A Sugar Hill restaurant in business since 1938 is undergoing some big renovations.

Other News

Some traffic changes you may want to be aware of on the Maine side of the Sarah Long Bridge in Kittery.

Advocates for the homeless will gather Friday in Keene to remember a man who died recently in a fire at a makeshift shelter.

A surprise visit to a Manchester school for American Idol Alex Preston.

A taste of old-school hockey for Pinkerton Academy students on Wednesday.

Seven local puppies will take the field for the annual "Puppy Bowl", which airs annually on Animal Planet ahead of the Super Bowl.

An 1837 painting depicting a boy from Lee is up for auction this week, and local historians are hoping someone might buy it and bring it back to where it was painted.

National and World News

We're learning more about what may have led a doctor at a Boston hospital to be shot by a gunman.

The U.S. and Cuba are talking about resuming diplomatic ties.

Coming off his State of the Union Address, President Obama is touring "red" states to drum up support for his proposals.

Mitt Romney's calling out both parties as he continues a ramp-up to a possible third run for President.

Newtown residents have voted to level the former home of the Sandy Hook killer.

We're learning more about Boston's bid for the 2024 Olympics.

Oops: A US Naval ship has run aground.

A pretty epic fail for Egypt involving King Tut's mask.


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