Jan 7, 2016 5:31 AM

All Things New Hampshire: Thursday, January 7, 2016

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In an exclusive one-on-one interview with NH1 News Political Director Paul Steinhauser, Jeb Bush slammed Donald Trump for his questioning of Ted Cruz's eligibility to run for President.

GOP candidate and Ohio Governor John Kasich visited a New Hampshire roundtable on human trafficking and heard one victim's story.

A New Hampshire gun shop owner explained to NH1 News why he gave an AR-15 rifle to Donald Trump just before his campaign rally in Claremont on Tuesday.

Campaigning in New Hampshire in support of Marco Rubio, California Congressman Darrell Issa slammed President Obama's announcement of executive actions intended to curb gun violence, suggesting that the President's tears during the announcement were theatrics. Other Republican leaders in New Hampshire are weighing in on President Obama's executive actions on guns.

Police in Raymond are searching for a missing 14 year-old girl and asking for your help.

Lawmakers were back at work in Concord Tuesday for the new legislative session, and some are unhappy with Speaker Shawn Jasper's admonishment of a pair of State Reps who engaged in a war of words on Facebook with another Representative over the so-called "nipple bill". Elsewhere, The Republican-led House is pushing once more for a repeal of the state's conceal-carry permit.

Congressman Annie Kuster invited a Manchester mother who lost her daughter to a heroin overdose to share her story with Congress.

A lethal batch of drugs known as "Hollywood Heroin" is making its way to New Hampshire after being blamed for 8 deaths in Massachusetts.

More towns in New Hampshire find themselves in the thick of the fight against drugs-police in Lee say drug-related calls were up 200 percent in 2015.

Investigators have identified the victim in Tuesday's deadly fire in Farmington.

Friends of one of the Secret Service agents seriously injured in a crash in New Hampshire last month are raising money to aid in his recovery from a spinal injury.

Police in Milford are looking for a 23 year-old man who's been missing since Christmas Eve.

A Manchester man is facing second-degree assault charges after police say he knocked his victim out during a fight outside a nightclub, leading to a skull fracture.

Police in Conway say they've arrested a homeless man after a several-month investigation into his heroin-dealing activities.

Police in Dover say an employee of a local store subdued a Rochester woman who attempted to rob 2 different businesses in the city.

Two people are hospitalized after an accident on Route 12 in Walpole Wednesday.

The cold weather makes it tough going for firefighters around the state.

A ceiling collapse at the walk-in-clinic at Cheshire Medical Center left two fire fighters barely escaping injury.

Fish and Game helped rescuers from Rindge pull a deer from thin ice on Emerson Pond Tuesday night-check out the photos.

Good news, Pats fans-Tom Brady was seen walking without a limp as the Patriots returned to the practice field ahead of next weekend's divisional round playoff matchup.

Olympic Skier and New Hampshire native Nick Fairall says he wants to get back on the slopes after taking a year off due to a back injury suffered in a fall in Austria.

A Harvard study says your mother was right all along: It really is better to give than receive.

Events we're following from the NH1 Media Center

Jeb Bush continues his visit to the Granite State with a town hall meeting at L3 Warrior Systems in Londonderry at 9:30am.

Florida Senator and GOP Presidential candidate Marco Rubio attends a house party in Beford this morning.

GOP Presidential hopeful John Kasich attends an event with Greater Londonderry and Salem Chamber of Commerce this morning at 11am.

Two other Republican candidates, Carly Fiorina and Jim Gilmore, make their case to lawmakers at the State House at 1pm this afternoon.

Minnesota Senator and former SNL head writer Al Franken makes several stops around New Hampshire. He starts his day in Concord at 12:30pm at the Havenwood Retirement Community, then stops in at Clinton's Dover office. Franken attends a house part in Durham at 3:30pm before wrapping up his day at a phone bank in Hampton at 5pm.

Chichester's Planning Board holds a meeting tonight at 6:30pm to discuss the ongoing debate over the large American Flag at the Camping & RV World on Route 4. At issue is a change in zoning ordinance to allow the flag to be lit at night, which is required for American flags flying in evenings.

Top News from around New Hampshire

The man police say was shot by a 65-year-old woman during an attempted robbery this week went to prison in 2012 after threatening another woman with a knife following a motor vehicle accident.

Bartlett's Police Chief, accused of trying to squash a reckless driving case against a woman who later became his lover, has pleaded not guilty.

Court documents suggest Amanda Burgess, the woman indicted on charges she gave a Portsmouth man a deadly dose of fentanyl last June, gave police conflicting accounts over whether she was with the victim when he died.

Court records show that the same woman is a victim in two different Seacoast cases, including a man accused of raping three women he met online and another man accused of withholding drugs from women in order to force them to work as prostitutes.


Here's some good news: The state finished the first half of its fiscal year with a surplus.

The state is falling behind on several of the requirements from a mental health settlement it reached in 2014, according to a report from an independent reviewer.

A Pittsfield man took his effort to decriminalize marijuana to the State House as the new legislative session opened Wednesday.

Republican Presidential candidate Carly Fiorina continued her offensive against Hillary Clinton during a campaign stop in Dover.

Another GOP candidate, Chris Christie, talked with local police chiefs in a forum on Wednesday.

Rochester's new mayor has endorsed Democratic candidate for Governor Colin Van Ostern.

Derry's Town Council has voted to demolish a vacant building that local firefighters believe is a disaster waiting to happen.


Opponents of the proposed Kinder-Morgan natural gas pipeline are taking their case to the state Supreme Court.

The lawyer who wrote the will for Geraldine Webber that left most of her $2.7 million estate to former police Sgt. Aaron Goodwin, is facing allegations of legal malpractice after the will was dismissed.

A man accused of orchestrating a near-fatal stabbing in Allenstown plans to argue at trial this month that he suffered from mental illness.

A Vermont woman accused of hitting her boyfriend with a vehicle on Christmas Day 2014 is asking a judge for a delay in her plea and sentencing.

A teen accused of vandalizing a church in Claremont this past summer is expected to plead guilty in court next week.

A Sandown man has pleaded guilty to charges he collected unemployment benefits while holding down a job.

A Hudson woman is facing charges he attacked a man at his home in Nashua during a dispute.

Police and Fire

A cramp in a 75-year-old woman's hand is being blamed for an accident at a Manchester auto dealership Wednesday afternoon.

A Gonic man is facing charges he drove off after hitting a bicyclist with his car Wednesday afternoon in Rochester.

Two people have been arrested on charges they robbed a gas station in Bedford last week.

Police in Barrington are investigating a house burglary.

Police in Nashua say they've arrested three people in connection with a burglary last month on Amherst Street.

The man who died from carbon monoxide exposure at a home in Nashua has been identified.


Thomas More college in Merrimack is threatening legal action over the approval of a medical marijuana dispensary near the school's campus.

Easter Seals is hiring, and is advertising via a banner in downtown Manchester.

Uno's restaurant in Dover is closing for good.

A Manchester developer is making several purchases of properties to renovate in Nashua and Hudson.

A group looking to open a sober living facility in Somersworth has moved on from its first proposed site and is now looking at another location.

Other News

A wildlife expert fears the coyote seen with a jar stuck on his head may hunker down for the winter and could never be found.

A Hollis teen isn't waiting around for snow...he built a snowmaking machine for his backyard.

A 2 year-old boy in Rochester is recovering after having his eye removed due to cancer.

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