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All Things New Hampshire: Thursday, May 14, 2015

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The fate of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is in the hands of the jury as closing arguments were made Wednesday in the sentencing phase of his death penalty trial.

For a fourth time, Anthony Barnaby will go on trial for the murder of a same-sex couple in Nashua in 1988.

A man from Portsmouth is fighting for his life after a fire at a home on Islington Street Tuesday night.

A man accused of trying to rob a 95 year-old veteran in Manchester earlier this month has turned himself in.

The Federal Elections Commission has ruled that Congressman Frank Guinta illegally accepted money from his parents' checking account during his 2010 campaign, though he continues to deny any wrongdoing.

Some leading New Hampshire conservatives have thrown their weight behind the presidential candidacy of Texas Senator Ted Cruz.

A group with ties to former George W. Bush advisor Karl Rove is spending money in New Hampshire in praise of Senator Kelly Ayotte.

Former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley was critical of the campaign finance system during a visit to the Granite State Wednesday. He continues to flirt with a run for the White House as a Democrat.

Former UN Ambassador John Bolton appears ready to make an announcement regarding a 2016 White House run.

Democrats have raised some big bucks from a recent fundraiser featuring former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

A ban on hunters in New Hampshire from using chocolate baiting for bears is moving forward.

A dog is recovering from a coyote attack in Rochester last week.

A man who drowned in the Merrimack River in Manchester earlier this week has been identified as a homeless man from North Carolina.

The state is getting $324,000 from Verizon Wireless and Sprint to settle a dispute over fees charged to customers for services they never agreed to.

A new study suggests the number of New Hampshire residents who identify themselves as belonging to a particular religion are decreasing.

A job fair is scheduled in Littleton Thursday.

Stories we're following from the NH1 Media Center today

There's a parole hearing this morning for Kevin Paul, who was involved in an incident that led to the shooting death of an Epsom Police officer in 1997.

The Senate will vote today on a bill that would require parents get two weeks' notice if material related to human sexuality or sexual education is going to come up as part of a school lesson.

Postal workers will be picketing outside the Post office on Goffs Road in Manchester this afternoon from 4:30pm to 6pm as part of a call to improve postal service and protect jobs.

Top News

A Nashua Police officer who died in an accident at a party in Pelham last week was laid to rest Wednesday.

There's controversy over the re-election of the President of the New Hampshire chapter of the AFL-CIO.

Is there a lead problem at the Mill West complex in Manchester? The question led to a temporary halt to renovation work there this week.

After a deadly stabbing at a nightclub in Manchester last week, the club's owner says they're making changes to their admissions policy.

Manchester's Driver's Ed program is missing $20,000.

A study by third-graders in Manchester is causing the school system to rethink their school lunch program.

The state has set a deadline of May 29 for anyone exposed to contaminated water from a city-owned well at Pease International Tradeport to get tested.


The Senate Finance Committee has voted to restore the state's renewable energy fund to the next 2-year budget. The same committee cut funding to add auditors to the Department of Revenue Administration. Democrats had wanted the auditors in the hopes that they could help keep businesses accountable and increase revenue.

Portsmouth city officials are in talks with organizers of the Prescott Park Arts Festival over fees for using the park.

Several departments in Rochester's city government asked for funding increases during budget presentations Wednesday.

Parents in Fremont remain upset over the surprise resignation of the principal at the Ellis school.

Dover City Councilors are urging state legislators to fully fund the Dover School District, saying the state's funding formula is flawed.

Nashua city officials are preparing to move forward with a redesign of a troublesome intersection.


Years after being sent to prison on the same charges, a former Pembroke man has been acquitted of rape.

A former millionaire accused of defrauding a local filmmaker now says he can't afford a lawyer.

A Merrimack man convicted last year of a series of sex assaults has been denied a new trial. Christopher Slayback claimed some of the jurors didn't understand the instructions given to them by the judge in his original trial.


Strong winds led to downed poles and wires in downtown Dover, which in turn led to a road closure and a few thousand power outages Wednesday afternoon.

A suspect in a string of convenience store robberies in Manchester has been arrested after police say he returned to one of the stores he robbed.

A Durham man taken into custody Friday for entering a pair of homes in Stratham without permission was on parole for beating a man to death in 2008.

A Manchester man wanted here in the Granite State on accusations of fondling a child was taken into custody by MBTA officers Wednesday.

The state is tallying the cost and assessing the damage from pair of large wildfires last week.

Police say a man from Hampton was seriously hurt after his car crashed into a tree last night.

A Rochester woman was taken to the hospital after being hit by a car Wednesday afternoon.

One man was treated for smoke inhalation after escaping a fire at a home in Salem Wednesday.


Could so-called "smart meters" help reduce energy consumption-and reduce costs? A recently completed study by the New Hampshire Electricity Cooperative sheds some light on the issue.

Other News

The annual US News & World Report rankings list for America's top high schools are out, and New Hampshire's top-ranked high school is a repeat winner.

A man from Portsmouth has been named New Hampshire's Army National Guard Soldier of the Year.

A special collection is being taken up at Catholic Churches around the state this weekend for victims of the Nepal earthquake.

As part of the ongoing parade of farewells for Late Night host David Letterman, New Hampshire native Adam Sandler sang a special song for him during an appearance on the show earlier this week.

Renovations at Portsmouth Middle School are nearly complete, and an unveiling ceremony is set for Saturday.

National and World News

Uber continues to rake in money from investors.


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