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Manchester Police Chief Nick Willard was in Washington, DC Wednesday testifying on Capitol Hill about New Hampshire's opioid abuse epidemic.

Police and FBI shut down an intersection in Brentwood Wednesday for what they call an "ongoing federal investigation".

NH1 News Political Director Paul Steinhauser checked in with the Democratic Presidential campaigns here in New Hampshire to see how their ground game is shaping up as the February 9th primary nears.

With Donald Trump skipping tonight's Fox News debate in Iowa, Super PACs are offering $1.5 million for a proposed one-on-one debate between Donald Trump and Ted Cruz.

If you're a supporter of Donald Trump, you can now make your backing more permanent by getting a tattoo of the Republican Presidential candidate-for free.

It's unlikely to happen, but Hillary Clinton is joining the push to have another debate in New Hampshire before the February 9th primary.

Neighboring businesses are grateful no one was hurt in an early-morning fire at a Dunkin' Donuts in Tilton.

Republican lawmakers fell short in their effort to de-fund Planned Parenthood here in New Hampshire.

The Executive Council has approved Governor Hassan's pick to be next commissioner of the state's health department, voting 4-1 in favor of Jeffrey Meyers' nomination.

State officials honored the first responders who came to the aid of Secret Service agents who were seriously hurt in a crash on Route 16 last month.

Wednesday, outreach workers conducted the state's annual count of the homeless in New Hampshire.

A Nashua man has pleaded guilty to charges he led police on a chase from Nashua to Manchester.

Police in Somersworth have made five more arrests - including one suspect hiding in the trunk of car - in connection with a robbery that involved using websites like Craigslist and Backpage to lure people to a Main Street apartment.

A Weare woman is charged with embezzling $80,000 from her former employer in Londonderry.

An off-duty police officer was in the right place at the right time, detaining two would-be robbers trying to hold up a Dover convenience store.

Manchester Police are investigating an attempted robbery at one Elm Street store, and a successful robbery on the same street 10 minutes later that may be connected.

A Manchester Police officer is recovering after an accident involving an unmarked police vehicle on Tuesday.

Police say a man who was driving and talking on his cell phone fled after an officer saw him and tried to pull him over-he ended up being arrested for driving with a suspended license.

Feeding grounds off New England are being added to federally-designated critical habitat areas for right whales, increasing those areas by thousands of square nautical miles.

Portsmouth High School is reviewing its policies and procedures after a hoax threat triggered a lockdown.

Plans to grant an exclusive contract to one photographer for the 2017 senior photos for the Manchester Memorial High School yearbook are causing controversy.

30 years after the Challenger space shuttle accident, former students of Christa McAuliffe have gone on to honor her in different ways.

The annual ice harvest is underway at Squam Lake.

Events we're following from the NH1 Media Center

Today is the 30th anniversary of the Challenger Space Shuttle accident that killed 6 astronauts and Concord teacher Christa McAuliffe.

The Republican Presidential candidates debate tonight in Iowa, without Donald Trump, who's boycotting the Fox News event and holding a fundraiser for the Wounded Warriors fund.

A hearing is scheduled today in Ossipee to review the sentence of Joshua Baud. The convicted sex offender was sentenced to up to 20 years in prison for sexually assaulting a 7-year-old girl, but the judge in the case said a week later he wanted to reduce the sentence.

Today at 2pm, the NH Senate Judiciary Committee will hear testimony a bill that proposes a suspension of New Hampshire's death penalty.

Calling hours take place this afternoon for Hampstead office Matt Moore, who died last weekend after a lengthy battle with brain cancer. The calling hours are from 4 to 8 p.m. at St. Anne's Parish in Hampstead.

Top News from around New Hampshire

Teachers in Concord are sharing their memories of the day their colleague, Christa McAuliffe, was killed in the Challenger space shuttle accident, 30 years ago today.

At the school who bears her name, Christa McAuliffe's influence lives on.

The lawyer for Jazzmyn Rood says the state's refusing to share any evidence against her client, who's accused in the drug overdose death of her daughter, Eve Tarmey, at a Rochester hotel last October.

A cut in federal funding could threaten Nashua and Manchester's police narcotic units.

Republican lawmakers have rolled out their plan to extend New Hampshire's Medicaid Expansion program.

Libson's boil water order is likely to continue into a third week.

The Board of Directors for the Peaceful Assembly Church in Grafton-recently burned by a fire that killed one person living in the building-plans to hand over a check resolving unpaid taxes to the town, ending a dispute over the building-for now.

A broken water main may have hurt the efforts to save the historic Tarbell Home in New Castle, destroyed by fire last weekend.


Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump continues to work on his ground game in New Hampshire ahead of the February 9th primary-but will he need it?

The battle for the so-called "mainstream" Republican vote is intensifying in the primary campaign's final days.

Bernie Sanders is planning a final ad blitz here in New Hampshire in the hopes of winning the state's first-in-the-nation primary.

Police are investigating a break-in at Rand Paul's campaign office in Manchester.

Two bargaining agreements with union works in the city of Nashua could soon get approval from city officials.

Somersworth's mayor says politics shouldn't get in the way of finding a new police chief for the city.

In order to comply with a new state law, Dover has revised its policies concerning video and audio recordings in its school system's classrooms.

E-cigarettes could soon be banned in all the same places where traditional cigarettes are outlawed in the city of Dover.

Portsmouth's Board of Adjustment has approved a building to be torn down to make way for a new development, the second time in a week they've given the OK for demolition of a building in the city.

Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas is expected to receive a small business award next week.

The city of Dover is searching for someone to design its Community Trial.


A Raymond man accused of setting 7 different fires around Rockingham County-including his ex-girlfriend's home-wants seven separate trials for the offenses.

The father of an Exeter financial advisor serving jail time for swindling three elderly widows out of $1.3 million in savings is facing a lawsuit.

An ER nurse at Elliot hospital has been indicted for being under the influence of drugs while on the job.

A woman accused of being the getaway driver in a bank robbery in Straham has been cleared of all charges.

A Somersworth man was sentenced to six months in jail for selling an undercover officer $45 worth of marijuana last year.

The Strafford Teachers' Union has filed an unfair labor practices charge against the town's school board, saying they've been negotiating a new teachers' contract in bad faith


A wanted fugitive in New Hampshire was tracked down at a sober living home in Massachusetts.

A Windham couple is facing charges in Massachusetts they engaged in a scheme to defraud a local union out of $2 million dollars.

A website has compiled the 10 most dangerous towns to live in New Hampshire, and a city in Strafford County tops the list.

Crews were called to a 2-alarm fire at a home in Northfield early Thursday morning.

A multi-vehicle crash Wednesday on Route 111 in Hampstead involving a box truck rolling over sent three people to the hospital.

A single-vehicle crash shut down Elwyn Road in Portsmouth for a little more than a half-hour late Wednesday afternoon.

A tractor-trailer crash closed a portion of Route 3 in Stewartstown early Wednesday morning.


A local expert is predicting a 2.5% increase in the New Hampshire economy this year.

Gas prices in the Portsmouth area have fallen below $1.70 a gallon.

Other News

A 5 year-old boy is being called a hero for alerting his mother to a fire at their home in Rollinsford last weekend.

Efforts continue to repair Hudson's Community Church, damaged by a car crashing through the building's front earlier this month.

A Seabrook man is fighting with the Seabrook Village District for the right to park his boat in his front yard.

Aspiring game developers have a chance to test their skills against people from around the globe at the Global Game Jam taking place Friday at NHTI.

The sixth annual Black Ice Pond Hockey tournament is set to kick off on Friday in Concord.


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