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All Things New Hampshire: Thursday, March 12, 2015

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Multiple accidents have closed part of I-89 this morning near Exit 12.

A Wednesday night shooting is under investigation in Manchester.

A judge has ordered that the kidnapping trial of Nathaniel Kibby be combined into a single court.

The father of a clan involved in a brawl with police at the gates of Canobie Lake Park last summer has been found guilty of several charges connected to the incident.

There's been a second arrest in connection with a baseball bat attack in Goffstown.

A suspect in a rape case at the St. Paul's school has new representation-his 4th attorney in the case so far.

Are New Hampshire's property taxes the reason so many proposals failed at the polls on Tuesday?

The NH House passed a bill that allows for local schools to opt out of Common Core standards. We asked a couple of members of the Education Committee to take a crack at some Common Core questions.

What happens to that dirty snow that gets cleared from streets in Manchester? Our Jenna Abate has the details.

NH-based Planet Fitness has barred a Michigan member after a complaint involving a transgender woman.

Stories we're following from the NH1 Media Center today

Texas Governor Rick Perry is the featured speaker today at Politics & Eggs, and has several other stops scheduled throughout the day.

Billy Flynn will appear before the parole board today. He was convicted in 1991 in the shooting death of Pamela Smart's husband in a murder case that made national headlines.

Top News from around New Hampshire

Keene officials have voted against a license for the 2015 Pumpkin Festival.

A 5 year-old's 911 call led to a heroin arrest for his father.

The lawyer for Beechstone Apartments in Portsmouth denies there's a crisis, even though 100 apartments have been damaged from water leaks related to all the heavy snow.

The Rockingham County Attorney is facing a whistleblower lawsuit after firing a key witness in the misconduct investigation that led to the ouster of her predecessor.

An army deserter was arrested following a crash on the Everett Turnpike Wednesday night.

Concord has moved forward with renewing its panhandling ordinance, and some in Manchester think it could be a model for the Queen city.

The ACLU is standing in support of a man arrested on disorderly conduct charges after speaking at a selectman's meeting in Alton.

Power outages were reported this morning at UNH's Durham campus.


Scott Walker's lined up some visits with key NH politicians when he comes to the Granite State this weekend.

Rand Paul is fleshing out his schedule ahead of next week's visit to New Hampshire.

Ohio's Governor and a former Maryland Governor have been added to the Politics & Eggs calendar.

By a big margin, the House passed a bill decriminalizing marijuana, but it's got an uphill battle to becoming a law.

A "right-to-work" bill barely passed the NH House yesterday, but its future is not bright.

The house also passed a bill that would treat a fetus 8 weeks or older as a person in murder cases.

A increases in marriage license fees and a repeal of the state's cell phone ban were also voted on at the State House yesterday.

Portsmouth's mayor was among those speaking in support of a $1 hotel tax.

New health care rules are part of the reason why state employees working two different state jobs first got overtime pay, then in many cases, pink slips for one of the jobs.

Bow voters narrowly defeated a bond proposal for a new public safety complex at its town meeting last night.

Frank Guinta held a town hall in Dover Wednesday that focused on veterans' issues.

Manchester mayor Ted Gatsas delivered his "State of the City" address last night.

The top alderman in Nashua says he's running for mayor.

Dover's City Council has approved the purchase of a Bearcat armored vehicle.

Nashua's school board will allow excused absences for students whose parents don't want them to take part in Common Core testing.

Amherst voters have rejected a library expansion proposal and the Souhegan school district budget.

An ex-police chief who sued the town over his firing has won a selectman's seat in Fremont.

A new track for Oyster River High School has been rejected by Durham voters.

Henniker voters have approved a school budget-but less than originally proposed.

A single vote decided an issue in Hollis and Brookline.

Hudson voters rejected a new fire station proposal Tuesday evening.

Litchfield voters have approved town and school budgets.

Voters in New Durham have elected a new selectman and have decided not to set aside money for a new fire station.

Proposed improvements at the Wilton Town Hall will be decided at Thursday's Town Meeting.

Warner residents have narrowly approved a controversial warrant article for a roundabout off Exit 9 on Interstate 89.


One of the charges against Genevieve Kelley has been dropped. Kelley's now facing just one custodial interference charge for taking her 8 year-old daughter out of the country during a custody dispute in 2004.

A former Dover man accused of sexual assault and child porn has been banned from using the internet.


Police in Middleton are unsure whether any criminal charges will be filed in relation to the discovery of three explosive devices at a home.

An accused heroin dealer is facing new charges related to domestic violence, criminal threatening, and stalking.

A Gilford Police officer was honored Wednesday night after saving an elderly couple from a fire last month.

Firefighters in Peterborough got a big thank-you for helping put out a fire at NH Ball Bearings.


The city of Nashua has reached a settlement with the owners of the Millyard building related to the Broad Street Parkway project and its impact on their building.

A bill that advanced in Concord yesterday would allow towns across the state to charge the same flat rate for fees to telecommunications companies for their poles.


Another win for the Celtics over a likely playoff team.

Dartmouth's mens' basketball team is headed to a national tournament-though it's not exactly March Madness.

NASCAR has reinstated driver Kurt Busch after he was suspended for an alleged assault against his ex-girlfriend.

Other News

Despite the warmup, snowmobile trails around the state are said to be in good condition.

Technology from UNH is scheduled to be sent into outer space today.

Citing a steady decline in enrollment, a Catholic school in Jaffrey will be closing at the end of the year.

Talk about being committed to a joke: Merrimack Police say they've captured Punxsatawney Phil, weeks after issuing an "arrest warrant" for him.

A pair of local filmmakers are working on documentaries on last summer's Market Basket saga.

National and World News

The latest on the Boston Marathon bombing trial.

Ferguson's police chief announced his resignation yesterday, and 2 police officers were shot in Ferguson shortly after that announcement.

A stabbing during last night's Boston Celtics game is under investigation.

Was an air-traffic controller sleeping on the job when MH370 vanished?

A judge has dealt a setback to ride-sharing services like Uber in a case that could have wide-reaching implications.

A rough day for those looking to download through iTunes or Apple's App store Wednesday.

Will Ferrell will appear at 5 different Arizona Spring Training games today and will play for 10 different teams.


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