Jan 21, 2016 5:09 AM

All Things New Hampshire: Thursday, January 21, 2016

Stories that have us clicking on

Bullet dodged: NH Chief Meteorologist Joe Joyce says that the major winter storm expected to bring up to 2 feet to the mid-Atlantic states will be a near miss here in New Hampshire.

We spoke one-on-one with the victim of a violent home break-in attack in Raymond, who says fellow online gamers called 911 to bring police to his aid.

A fundraising page for a teen injured in a Somersworth fire claims the fire started because of an exploding vaporizer.

The mother of Rochester journalist James Foley-beheaded by ISIS militants in 2014 while being held hostage-said Wednesday the family was "delighted" to see the return of four Iranian-American citizens freed by Iran in a prisoner swap with the United States and is hopeful that the U.S. government will make hostages more of a priority.

A former Enfield day care owner who was convicted in connection with the death of a 4-year-old girl left under her supervision has been sentenced to four months in jail.

A Newmarket man accused of breaking 17 bones in his infant son's body has changed his mind and instead of claiming insanity will now plead guilty to the assault.

A video going viral around the internet shows a Trump supporter arguing with a protestor outside the Republican Presidential candidate's rally in Concord on Monday, claiming "If you're a Muslim, you follow Satan".

Republican Presidential candidate and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie sat one-on-one with NH1 Political Director Paul Steinhauser and took shots at fellow candidate Marco Rubio, suggesting the Florida Senator "sticks the knife in you".

Former President Bill Clinton campaigned in New Hampshire Wednesday and made the case against Bernie Sanders.

Lawmakers in Concord are considering two bills that could affect the development of the proposed Kinder-Morgan natural gas pipeline.

Planned Parenthood, the American Civil Liberties Union, and the New Hampshire Public Health Association held a press conference Wednesday in opposition to what one spokesperson calls an 'assault on women's health' by some lawmakers

New Hampshire's Executive Council is deciding whether the acting commissioner of the Department of Health and Human Services should keep the position for a full, four-year term.

The New Hampshire unemployment rate continues to drop - moving from 3.2 percent in November to 3.1 percent in December.

A Somersworth man has been indicted for his role in a fatal crash that killed a man on his way to an AA meeting.

Nashua police say they seized more than 10 pounds of marijuana in a drug arrest involving a Massachusetts man.

Police have arrest a Belmont man and charged him with stealing a car that was later found damaged on Shaker Road.

Police in Manchester say man involved in a car accident at the intersection of Mammoth Road and Lake Avenue was taken into custody after responding officers realized he was wanted on an electronic bench warrant.

Police in Bedford are still looking for a woman accused of robbing a TD Bank.

Police in Nashua say they've arrested a man accused of trying to walk out without paying for items at the Ocean State Job Lot on Main St. Tuesday night.

Manchester could see its first addiction recovery center begin to offer services by June of this year.

The Monahan Companies of Nashua has presented plans for more development around the Merrimack Outlets.

NH1 Chief Meteorologist Joe Joyce explains why 2015 was the hottest year on record.

New Hampshire Fish and Game officials are putting on a free clinic to show children how to fish on the ice during the Great Meredith Rotary Ice Fishing Derby.

Tax season is underway, and we've got some tips to help you avoid an audit.

The Patriots held their weekly press conferences ahead of this weekend's AFC Championship matchup with the Broncos, and the Brady vs. Manning rivalry took center stage once again.

Watch Rob Gronkowski answer questions from Twitter users.

A man is on the lookout for a WWII hero from Gorham.

Events we're following from the NH1 Media Center

Former Florida Governor and GOP Presidential candidate Jeb Bush visits Sturm, Ruger & Co.,Inc. in Newport his morning just after 10am. He stops at BAE Systems in Nashua at 2:30pm. At 6:30pm he attends a town hall at Hampton Academy at 6:30pm.

Republican Presidential candidate Chris Christie visits the Olde Post Restaurant in Chester at 9am. At 11am he visits Globe Manufacturing in Pittsfield. At 3:30pm he stops by the Merrimack County Sheriff's Department in Boscawen, and at 6pm he holds a town hall at Inter-Lakes High School in Meredith.

Republican candidate and Texas Senator Ted Cruz holds a meet and greet at Theo’s Pizza and Restaurant in Manchester at 3:30pm.

Ohio Governor and GOP candidate John Kasich attends the Laconia Rotary Meeting at Belknap Mill at noon. At 5:30pm he holds a town hall at the Morning Star Lodge #17 Masonic Temple in Wolfeboro.

Florida Senator and Republican Presidential candidate Marco Rubio attends an Americans for Peace, Prosperity & Security Forum-moderated by NH1 Political Director Paul Steinhauser-this morning at 8:30m at the UNH-Manchester 'Pandora Building'. At 11:30am he visits Decco Inc. in Brookline.

Democratic Presidential candidate and former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley attends at town hall meeting at New England College in Henniker at 11am. He then visits Timberland in Stratham at 2:30pm.

Vermont Senator and Democratic Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders meets with seniors at the Peterborough Community Center at noon. At 2:30pm he meets with students at Southern New Hampshire University in Hooksett. At 4pm he attends the Politics, Poverty and the Presidency Forum at the Radisson hotel in Nashua. At 7pm he holds a town hall meeting at the Kingswood Regional Arts Center in Wolfeboro.

Today at 12:30pm at the State House, Governor Hassan signs two recently passed bills intended to fight the state's heroin and opioid crisis.

The trial of Thomas Minichiello continues in Dover-the Massachusetts businessman is accused of duping a woman into visiting a hotel for an alleged job interview, then holding her against her will.

The last of a five state-sponsored public hearings on the proposed Northern Pass transmission line project takes place tonight in Lincoln.

Top News

The latest UNH poll has Donald Trump maintaining his lead among likely Republican Primary voters in New Hampshire, with Ted Cruz moving into second place.

One of three bills intended to help in the fight to curb the state's drug crisis and fast-tracked by lawmakers is headed back to the Senate as Republicans and Democrats debated whether drug prevention programs should be taught in all grades.

Police are investigating a 2-alarm fire at a vacant building in Manchester.

The trial of a Massachusetts businessman accused of holding a woman against her will during a phony job interview in Dover is underway.


Three Republican Presidential candidates-Chris Christie, John Kasich, and Marco Rubio-addressed the New Hampshire House on Wednesday.

Jeb Bush continued to tout his leadership experience at a campaign visit to Nashua.

Texas Senator Ted Cruz continued his Republican Presidential campaign at Exeter Town Hall, where he marveled at the building's place in history.

The state's Site Evaulation Committee held another public meeting on the Northern Pass Transmission line project in Coos County, and attendees had a clear message: bury the lines.

A proposal to raise the limit on how much solar power generated at homes can be sold back to New Hampshire utilities got an early approval from the Senate Energy Committee.

A State Rep wants to make sure that the owners of a rooming house in Nashua hold their eviction proceedings in the city-and not in Portsmouth.

Portsmouth's Police Commission, which dealt with heavy criticism in the wake of the disputed inheritance case of Geraldine Webber, met this week to discuss several reforms.

Manchester's Board of Mayor and Aldermen has approved a developer’s application for a tax credit program for the renovation of the Citizens Bank building on Elm Street. (The owner of NH1 News, Bill Binnie, is also the owner of the Citizens Bank building.)

Nashua's mayor is launching a drug task force to deal with the growing heroin epidemic.

Rochester may have found a compromise in the debate over traffic issues at the William Allen School.

A $39 million renovation plan for Windham schools was unveiled this week, with the town expected to make a final decision in March.

A group of UNH students and transgender advocates are asking town officials to pass a resolution supporting transgender rights.


A woman from Franklin woman pleaded guilty Tuesday charges she conspired with her husband to sell an underage girl into prostitution.

A new rape charge has been brought against a man already accused of sexually assaulting several women he went online to arrange meetings with in the Portsmouth area.

A Newmarket man accused of operating an illegal taxi service and selling drugs to an undercover police officer-and who's already been convicted of impersonating a police officer in order to pull over women-may strike a plea deal.

A man from Antrim was sentenced Wednesday to a year in jail after his conviction on charges he assaulted and threatened to kill his ex-girlfriend during a visit at Hampstead Hospital.

The former lawyer for Geraldine Webber-the woman whose disputed will became a huge story in Portsmouth-will receive $90,000 from the estate.

A Dominican national has been accused of using fake paperwork to get a New Hampshire license.


Two people are facing charges and third is being sought after a man who went to an apartment building to meet a woman he connected online was assaulted and robbed instead.

Investigators in Claremont say they've arrested two men in connection with a pair of stabbings in the city.

One of the men arrested in a drug bust in Manchester last week served 12 years in prison for the stabbing death of a city man back in 1999.

A hiker who slipped and fell while on the Red Ridge trail had to be carried out of the White Mountain National Forest by rescuers.


There's a new commander at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.

A company that's one of the state's largest competitive suppliers of electricity is being ordered to pay half a million dollars in damages to a smaller competitor.

The effort to bring additional parking to the Millyard complex in Manchester is moving forward.

A Nashua-based computer networking firm is getting a boost from Google.


Former UNH football coach Chip Kelly was formally introduced Wednesday as the new coach of the San Francisco 49ers.

Other News

Something odd is happening at Lake Winnespesaukee this winter: where's the ice?

A Laconia specialist in travel medicine is warning there's a virus spreading internationally that could cause fatal birth defects.

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