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All Things New Hampshire: Thursday, March 5, 2015

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The trial of accused Boston Marathon boming suspect Dzhokar Tsarnaev is underway. New video was released during the first day of the trial showing the moments after the bomb went off. The first witness took the stand after opening arguments. The defense isn't denying Tsarnaev's involvement in the attacks. Prosecutors say Tsarnaev was trying to reach paradise.

Lawyers for accused kidnapper Nathaniel Kibby are pushing for a April 2016 start for his trial; prosecutors want it to start sooner.

A family was left homeless and a dog was given oxygen after a fire in Manchester.

An officer in Portsmouth is getting recognition after rescuing a man in a wheelchair from a fire at an apartment building yesterday morning.

1 person was hurt in an I-89 rollover crash involving a tractor-trailer truck.

The fight over the budget is underway, with funding for nursing homes one of the initial battlegrounds.

The NH House of representatives has voted to ban tanning for those under the age of 18.

Bad weather and a 4 month-long strike are being blamed for some big 4th-quaarter losses for Fairpoint Communications.

Skeletons in love with an emotional message in a new video that's getting attention on the internet.

Our "NH1 Top 5" lists continue as we look at the top 5 restaurants in New Hampshire.

The online dating app Tinder is charging more for people over 30.

Vince Vaughn is available for use in stock photos that you can download for free online.

Stories that we're following from the NH1 Media Center

Fallen Brentwood police officer Steven Arkell and Rochester journalist James Foley will be honored at the 2015 American Red Cross Heroes Breakfast at the Southern New Hampshire University Dining Center.

The New Hampshire Liberty Forum, a gathering of Free-State and Libertarian-minded Granite Staters, kicks off today in Manchester and lasts through the weekend.

New Hampshire State Senators will vote on bills that would cut legislative spending and reduce business tax rates. They'll also vote on a bill that would require the teaching of cursive writing and multiplication tables in school.

At 4 p.m. the New Hampshire House Finance Committee will hold a public hearing on the state budget. According to a press release, "dozens of advocates, supporters, survivors and their loved ones are expected to turn out and ask the House Committee to fully fund the Domestic Violence Prevention Program."

The Manchester Planning Board is holding a meeting where they'll discuss a proposed 290-unit apartment project at the Mill West complex.

A request from Let It Shine-organizers of the Keene Pumpkin Festival-for a license to hold the 25th annual Keene Pumpkin Festival this October will go before the City Council.

Top News from around New Hampshire

An Exeter High School student has been charged with selling explicit photos of female classmates.

Local runners are recalling their experiences during the Boston Marathon bombings as the trial of one of the suspected bombers begins.

A Newmarket man is facing charges he assaulted his 3 month-old son, leaving him with a skull fracture.

3 people have been arrested in a heroin bust in Manchester.

A woman accused of robbing a bank has been arrested; police say they found her after she had overdosed on heroin.

There's been an arrest in connection with a Wednesday morning stabbing in Manchester.

The House has passed a bill that would require defendants to attend their sentencing hearing. The bill was inspired by the case of Seth Mazzaglia, who attempted to skip his victim impact statements when he was sentenced for the murder of Lizzi Marriott.

The NH House has voted to ban people under the age of 18 from using tanning beds.

Fairpoint reported a big loss in its 4th-quarter earnings report, saying weather and a strike by union workers played a role.

With its snow removal budget already spent, the city of Nashua is dipping into a trust fund to pay for snow removal.

Will valet parking help spur business in downtown Nashua? One local official is pushing to make it happen?

Part 2 of a New Hampshire Public Radio Series on the issues at the Lakeview Rehabilitation Center discusses how state regulators missed warning signs of abuse and neglect.


The NH House has voted to approve a bill that would restrict school officials' access to student's personal social media accounts.

Lawmakers are recommending the House pass an increase to the marriage license fee, which helps fund domestic violence programs.

A Senate committee has put on hold a bond proposal that would help renovate the Balsams resort.

The House has approved adding several more illnesses to the state's medical marijuana program.

Lawmakers are opposed to making New Hampshire driver's licenses compliant with federal guidelines.

Jeb Bush has added a stop in Dover to his visit to the Granite State next week.

Merrimack town officials say they're going to take a more active hand in the vetting of a proposed natural gas pipeline.

The Croydon School District is being told to stop paying for students to go to private schools; the School District Chair says school choice is the law.

Another town is feeling the pinch in its budget after a long, snowy winter.

The future of the Rochester City Hall annex is the subject of some discussion.

The Portsmouth City Council is looking to make sure gambling doesn't come to the downtown area.

Portsmouth residents could soon be able to vote for their mayor.

Apparently the good people of Portsmouth are confident in their School Committee budget-no one showed up to a public hearing on the issue.


A judge will decide whether Portsmouth teen Remy Gross-Santos-accused of striking two women with his car after a night of drinking in Massachusetts-deserved a more careful explanation of his rights before speaking to police due to his age.

A Whitefield mother who's facing charges in connection with her disappearance and her daughter's during a custody dispute 10 years ago is asking a judge to dismiss the case.

A former UNH student is expected to plead guilty to burglary and attempted burglary charges later this month.

A man accused in a violent break-in and attack in Hampstead is looking to get more information about a confidential informant in his case.

A hearing has been set for April for the former Amherst EMS diretor who has been accused of using a town credit card to make personal purchases.


A Manchester man's been accused in a clothing shop burglary.

The man burned in a house fire in Rochester earlier this week is now out of intensive care.

Police made an arrest Wednesday after a man stole a car in Dunbarton and later crashed it in Manchester.

Firefighters made quick work of a small fire at the Wilton-Lyndeborough high school gym.

The cause of a gas leak at a business on Venture Drive in Dover is under investigation.

A warning from Dover Police about a scam targeting unsuspecting grandparents.

Nashua Police have arrested a woman accused of shoplifting from Khol's.


There will soon be another player in New Hampshire's health insurance market.

A trampoline park has sprung up in Nashua.


Peyton Manning will be back for another season with the Broncos.

Former Pats backup QB Matt Cassell is headed back to the AFC East.

Other News

There's an effort to have veterans recognized at all town meetings across New Hampshire.

A housing project intended to take in homeless veterans and their families has all but given up on its original mission.

A cap & gown tradition at Hollis/Brookline High School may be changing, and it's got the class of 2015 talking.

There's a fundraising effort underway to restore a Windham church steeple.

A pair of Nashua sisters have gotten top honors after getting high scores an international math test.

National and World

This may not be a surprise to you: Experts say Hillary Clinton using a private email to conduct business while Secretary of State was not a very good idea.

The U.S. Ambassador in South Korea is recovering after a knife attack by protestors.

The last Ebola patient in Liberia is set to be released.

A man trying to sue after his sizzling hot fajita burned him while he prayed has suffered a setback.

The inventor of K-Cups has some regrets.


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