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All Things New Hampshire: Thursday, June 4, 2015


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Neighbors of Matthew Dion's parents, found dead in their home after an explosion and fire in March of 2014, are expressing relief after the announcement by the U.S Marshals office that the fugitive is now in custody.

The Hampton Falls 4th graders who unexpectedly got national attention after NH lawmakers rejected their bill naming the red-tailed hawk the official state raptor have gotten an invitation to the White House to name its red-tailed hawk.

The remains of an Exeter POW, missing for 65 years, were finally laid to rest on Wednesday.

A NH native was shot and killed by police in Texas after reportedly brandishing a weapon, which later turned out to be a BB gun.

The principal of Concord's Beaver Meadow school has been on leave for the last 7 weeks-and is still getting paid.

Drowning has been officially ruled as the cause of death for a 2 year-old found floating in a pool in Epping on Monday.

The lawyer for former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, convicted earlier this year for the shooting death of Odin Lloyd, is seeking an inquiry for what he says is a juror's exposure to "significant extraneous matter".

South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham touted his national security credentials as he kicked off his presidential campaign in New Hampshire.

Senator Kelly Ayotte is reiterating her call to have Congressman Frank Guinta step down for his campaign finance violations.

Former Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee has entered the race for President, seeking the Democratic nomination in 2016.

A proposed residency requirement for NH voters is the latest debate at the State House.

A body found in the Connecticut River Tuesday has been identified as a missing woman from Charlestown.

Police in Rochester are investigating how a man's body ended up lying in a puddle along a city street.

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield employees can now get free college tuition thanks to a partnership with SHNU.

The only satellite entirely built in New Hampshire is being featured at Concord's Aerospacefest.

There's a new president at the Mount Washington Observatory.

Caitlyn Jenner's transformation into a woman has gotten plenty of attention...but did a popular animated series predict the change years ago?

Stories we're following from the NH1 Media Center today

The full NH Senate is expected to vote today on its version of the state budget. Religious leaders concerned about the budget will gather for a silent vigil at 10am as the budget hearings get underway.

Ohio Governor John Kasich speaks today at noon at Pease International Tradeport in what's become known as the "Plummer Primary".

Yet another Presidential candidate throws his hat into the ring today-this time it's former Texas Governor Rick Perry.

A public hearing is being held tonight on Nashua Mayor Donnalee Lozeau on her proposed $260 million budget.

Top News

Billy Flynn, the shooter of Gregory Smart, was set free on parole this morning for the first time in 25 years. Another co-conspirator, Patrick Randall, was released from a Manchester facility today as well.

Matthew Dion has waived his extradition to New Hampshire after a brief court appearance in Florida.

A Town Councilor is Derry is challenging the elimination of the town's human resource director post during last month's vote to cut the town budget. A group of Derry residents is starting a process to either reverse the budget cuts or put it to a town-wide vote.

Officials at Kinder-Morgan say their plans to bring a natural gas pipeline through New Hampshire aren't affected by cutbacks to their pipeline expansion plans in Massachusetts. Kinder Morgan also says it has chosen a location for a major natural gas compressor station in New Hampshire

A father is protesting Belmont High School's decision not to allow her daughter to use a photo taken with her son as part of a local newspaper feature on graduating seniors.

Watch out for those black bears if you live in or around Lee-that's the message from police in that town.

It's expected to be an emotional graduation ceremony for students at Profile High School this Friday, as their principal who is battling cancer and inspired the senior class to donate money for her treatment will be in attendance.

Nashua is speeding up its compliance with state health education curriculum standards after complaints from a parent about what wasn't being taught in their child's middle school.

A Loudon man is spearheading an effort to have a memorial built for veterans during the "War on Terror" era.

Portsmouth High School students are fighting back after a recent photo gallery of pictures taken at their promo generated a backlash online from people who thought some of the girls were dressed too provacatively.


A wide-reaching agreement between the state and Eversource has overcome another hurdle in the legislature.

Among other moves the NH House made Wednesday: approving moving felony cases to the superior court system, streamlining the process by skipping district court where the cases usually begin. A bill that makes changes to the state's workers' compensation system was approved. A bill that would have made it a crime to mask your phone number in a process known as "spoofing" was killed.

Governor Hassan sounded an optimistic tone about the state's future in her annual State of the State forum at St. Anselm's College in Manchester.

A former Democratic State Representative who questioned Congressman Frank Guinta about his campaign finances during a forum in Dover this spring says he feels vindicated by a recent FEC ruling against Guinta.

Hillary Clinton's campaign has opened an office next to the state Democratic party headquarters in Concord. In more Hillary news, a new poll suggests Americans are divided on the question of whether or not Clinton cares about their needs.

Aldermen in Nashua are urging state budget writers to restore funding for a feasibility study for bringing commuter rail into New Hampshire.

The Portsmouth City Council will hold a workshop later this month discussing how to handle short-term rentals through online websites like “Airbnb and Homeaway”.

Portsmouth's school board is moving to fill its vacant principal post at Portsmouth High School, after the recently hired principal abruptly quit after just 2 months.

Communication between Manchester and the ride-sharing service Uber, who have been trying to work out an agreement to operate in the city, is at a lull.

Rindge officials have agreed not to dump snow and sand on the town's two veterans memorials.


The trial of a Henniker man accused of raping a girl in his care decades ago got underway Wednesday.

The city of Nashua has been ordered to pay $83,000 to a city employee who filed suit over years of discrepancies on how her pay was calculated-and how the city retaliated against her by cheating her out of hours.

The trial of a man accused of murdering a Madbury teen last year has been pushed back to September.

Bail has been reduced for the Hinsdale man who is accused of a drunken driving episode that caused his wife to fall out of their moving vehicle and remains in a coma.

A Massachusetts man is expected to plead guilty to charges in connection with a drunk-driving crash in Rindge last November that killed a 25 year-old man from Jaffrey.


Rochester Police will soon be carrying Narcan.

Police believe a man found lying in a puddle in Rochester Tuesday may have died in a fall.

Two people have been hospitalized after a motorcycle crash in Swanzey.

A woman is blaming an animal in the road for a weekend crash that took out a front porch in Kingston.


A plan to build a solar panel array at the former city dump in Manchester has gotten approval from the Board of Mayor and Aldermen. (Concord's zoning board just approved a solar array at a private home.)

Another major solar panel company has announced its plans to enter the New Hampshire market.


As the Manchester Monarchs get ready to play in the Calder Cup Finals in what will be their final games in the Queen City, the man who has called every one of their games on the radio is preparing for the end.

The Blackhawks surprised the Lightning in game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals.

Other News

A Wallethub study says that New Hampshire is one of the 5 safest states in the US.

There could be more parking spaces in downtown Nashua thanks to a construction project at what's called by some the 'pink palace' office building.

Thousands of NH High School Seniors celebrated their impending graduation at a Manchester Fisher Cats game Wednesday.

A boy from Rollinsford battling a brain tumor is getting a lot of love from friends and pro atheletes.

There's a new way to keep track of hiking trails in New Hampshire and Vermont.

A rite of spring in Manchester, where the city's newest peregrine falcons-nesting in the Brady Sullivan Tower-were banded by wildlife experts.

One of two trees in Tamworth is New Hampshire's tallest-now an expert is trying to figure out which one.

New information from the federal government shows that books from two Dartmouth professors were found in the possession of Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan.

National and World News

Police in Boston say a man who was shot and killed by officers on Tuesday was planning a terror attack-possibly beheading random police officers.

More than 360 people are still missing after a passenger ship overturned in a river in China earlier this week.

The United Nations is appealing for a half-billion dollars in aid to boost humanitarian efforts in Iraq.

The oldest death row inmate in Texas history was executed Thursday.

A white police officer in Wisconsin cleared of any wrongdoing in the shooting death of a biracial man will be put back on the streets, according to his chief.

The sister of reality TV star Josh Duggar says she was victimized by her older brother, as allegations about his misconduct continue to swirl.

A hospital in Florida is under scrutiny for its high number of infant surgery deaths.

Cheering too loudly at a graduation ceremony has led to an arrest warrant for a family in Mississippi.


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