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All Things New Hampshire: Thursday, March 19, 2015


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Police have charged a Chesterfield man after a 19-hour standoff at his home ended this morning.

The US Attorney's office in New Hampshire says investigators have made the largest heroin bust in state history.

Donald Trump has announced the formation of an exploratory committee, taking a step closer to an actual 2016 GOP Presidential run.

Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee is coming to the Granite State next month, the latest potential GOP Presidential candidate to committee to the Republican Leadership Summit.

Some Democrat lawmakers in New Hampshire are pushing for Elizabeth Warren to run for President in 2016.

A lawsuit's been filed against a former Fortune 500 executive in connection with a deadly crash on I-89 that killed a pregnant woman and her fiancee.

A new ad campaign has been launched to promote the state's new law banning hand-held cellphones while driving.

3 college hikers from Massachusetts were rescued last night on Mount Wonalancet.

Neighbors are reacting to the arrest of a Rochester man in New York City on charges he shot at NYPD officers.

It's the 25th anniversary of a famous art heist in Massachusetts with millions of dollars of artwork stolen.

A new study suggests a Boston Olympics could bring billions to the region.

Today's NH1 Top 5: the best restaurants in Nashua.

Spirit Airlines has launched a $69 dollar fare promotion that's turning heads.

A man's aggressive cardio workout to the tune of "Uptown Funk" has gone viral on YouTube.

Events we're following from the NH1 Media Center today

The House Finance Committee is meeting this morning and is expected to vote on proposed cuts to the Department of Transportation, which DOT staff says could lead to the loss of nearly 700 jobs.

Donald Trump is in New Hampshire today. He'll appear at a reception at the home of Amherst State Representative Steve Stepanek at 5:30pm. Before that, he'll stop by the NH1 Media Center for an interview with Paul Steinhauser.

The Keene City Council is meeting tonight-they could make a decision on whether or not to grant a license to the Pumpkin Festival.

The 4th Annual Restaurant Week New Hampshire kickoff event will be held this evening at Tuscan Kitchen in Salem.

Fish and Game officials will be holding a public hearing at the Claremont Community Center to discuss their 10-year game management plan tonight at 6pm.

Top News from around New Hampshire

Governor Hassan is asking supporters to protest budget cuts proposed by the GOP.

A proposal to cut $88 million from the Department of Transportation budget is facing heavy criticism from some lawmakers. The Finance Chair says those cuts are likely to make it out of committee.

Rockingham County Commissioners met Wednesday to discuss a potential lawsuit against the County Attorney, who raised eyebrows by firing an employee involved in a whistleblower lawsuit against the former County Attorney.

Senator Jeanne Shaheen says the Air Force should pay for blood tests for those impacted by contaminated water at Pease.

Pamela Smart is seeking mercy 25 years after being sentenced to life in prison for masterminding the murder of her husband.

The Londonderry man charged with shooting his wife and another man in Saco, Maine, has pleaded not guilty.

3 armed robberies Wednesday night in Manchester are under investigation.

A Nashua man has been charged with failing to register as a sex offender.

A registered sex offender in Nashua has been taken into custody, accused of using unauthorized email accounts on a library computer.

DWI charges for a teen who's accused of crashing into a police cruiser in Farmington.

Police have identified the woman involved in a standoff last Friday in Milford.

High winds caused a large tree to go down in Hudson yesterday, knocking out power for several hundred homes.


House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi will speak at a Democratic event in New Hampshire in May.

Bills that would make it easier to read your utility bill have been met with a mixed reception in the legislature.

Nashua High School students turned out to last night's Board of Education meeting asking them to approve a higher school budget and avoid cuts.

Uber and the city of Portsmouth remain at odds over a proposed ordinance regulating the ride-sharing services-the sticking point remains background checks for drivers.

Manchester officials are worried that state budget cuts will effect their efforts to fight heroin use.

A proposal to bring a second parking garage to Portsmouth is moving forward.

Aldermen in Nashua have voted to approve $100,000 to spruce up the downtown area.

Barrington has been identified as one of the communities that gave the wrong Smarter Balanced Asessment test earlier this week.

Salem town officials are deciding what to do next after a proposed public safety complex was rejected by voters.

After a meeting Tuesday that went for hours, a decision on bringing a homeless center to Exeter has been delayed until the end of the month.

By just 2 votes, residents of Hill have approved sending their students in grades 7-12 to school in Bristol rather than in Franklin, ending a 50 year-old partnership.

A Nashua mayoral candidate has launched a new website.

Police in Lebanon are proposing a panhandling ordinance.


A 19 year-old UNH student from China is headed first to prison, then deportation after being convicted of a series of crimes, including several "peeping Tom" incidents on campus.

A Massachusetts man accused of sexual assault is asking a judge to exclude from his upcoming trial a newly discovered interview conducted by Salem Police.

Another Massachusetts man accused of repeated sexual assaults in Merrimack has waived a court proceeding.

A man accused of hacking his mother and brother to death faces a competency hearing in May.


More charges have been filed against a Newton man accused of kidnapping and raping a 15 year-old girl from Massachusetts.

A backfiring heating unit put a scare into teachers and students at East Kingston Elementary School Wednesday.

30,000 pounds of live lobster survived after the truck carrying them rolled over in Maine.

A Newmarket man who skipped his sentencing hearing on charges of theft and falsifying physical evidence has been arrested again.

Police in Middleton say a woman is facing charges after running at a 10 year-old boy "like a linebacker".

DWI charges for a woman after she rolled over her car in Dunbarton Tuesday.

Arrests in Mont Vernon doubled in the last year, according to the police chief.

A water main break closed Centerville Drive in Salem yesterday.

The police chief in Durham is being cited by the White House.


The deal announced last week to sell some of Eversource's power plants has been met with some resistance from businesses who use a lot of power.

Nashua business leaders are planning to invite up to 100 developers to tour properties downtown and in the Millyard area in the hopes of spurring development.

Kinder-Morgan officials will be in Litchfield Monday for an information session about their proposed pipeline.

Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital is now renting space from Eliot Hospital in Manchester, and officials say it's making things easier for patients.


Despite a good effort, the Celtics fell short last night against the Thunder.

March Madness kicks off tonight. Here's a primer.

Other News

A Nashua mom paralyzed in an accident in Massachusetts back in December has come home, but still needs help to offset medical bills.

Gas will be 99 cents a gallon at a station in Concord Saturday morning (for a little while, anyway)-courtesy of a church that's new to the city.

The annual "40 under forty" gala featuring top political and community leaders under the age of 40 was held last night.

The Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce has named their "Citizen of the Year".

Start training-there's a qualifying event for the annual Nathan's hot dog eating contest in Rochester this June.

A Hampstead man has been invited to an "Instameet" at the White House.

National and World News

Should you be required to vote? President Obama thinks it could help get big money out of politics.

20 people are dead after an attack at a museum in Tunisia.

Japan officials are looking into threats made against U.S. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy.

An error by a handwriting analyst years ago is being blamed for letting an accused millionaire murderer go free until this week.

The days of Internet Explorer may be numbered, as Microsoft prepares to roll out a new web browser.

Liza Minelli is in rehab.

No Blurred Lines here: Robin Thicke and his wife Paula Patton have officially divorced.

A controversial cover of the Batgirl comic has been pulled.


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