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All Things New Hampshire: Thursday, May 21, 2015


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A Manchester 1st grade teacher accused of hosting a post-prom party in Chester is facing both legal and professional sanctions.

Laconia police are keeping a wary eye on the biker violence in Waco, Texas as they gear up for Bike Week next month.

Some Derry residents are fuming after the Town Council voted to slash funding for the fire department Tuesday night, cutting jobs and closing one station.

The trial of a former Seabrook police officer accused of slamming a suspect's head into the wall at the police station in a 2009 incident caught on videotape continues. The mother of the supsect took to the stand to testify Wednesday.

A passing postal worker helped identify a bank robbery suspect in Concord.

A huge airbag recall for a number of vehicle makes and models -here's what you need to know.

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush is in the Granite State, and you'll be shocked to hear he's criticizing President Obama (and Hillary Clinton, too). NH1 Political Director Paul Steinhauser reports Bush is getting a thumbs up from a top GOP activist.

Despite winning approval from the state Senate, a bill to mandate accomodations for breast-feeding in the workplace was shelved by the House Wednesday, upsetting supporters.

The NH Senate is saying no to legalizing Keno, calling it a non-starter.

A Senior at St. Paul's has been charged with burning his girlfriend's leg with a lamp.

Hooksett police have charged a man with driving while intoxicated after finding him passed out in his running vehicle.

Police around New Hampshire are focusing on promoting seatbelt safety among teen drivers.

Stories we're following from the NH1 Media Center

Jeb Bush continues his visit to New Hampshire today. NH1 Political Director Paul Steinhauser has a one-on-one with him that you'll see this afternoon starting at 5 on WBIN-TV.

Former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez will be in court today for arraignment on charges of witness intimidation.

Testimony continues in the trial of Marck Richardson, the former Seabrook police officer accused of slamming a suspect's head into the wall at the police station in a 2009 incident caught on videotape.

The Senate Capital Budget Committee will discuss today whether or not a $4 million dollar study of the potential for a commuter rail service from Boston to New Hampshire will be put into the 2-year budget.

Top News from around New Hampshire

Congressman Frank Guinta, under fire for his campaign finance violations, has received financial support in the past from a number of potential and declared Presidential candidates. Governor Hassan is among those questioning whether or not Guinta can continue to effectively represent his constituents.

Hillsborough-Deering High School has been evacuated due to an unknown odor.

A couple is in custody after leading police on a chase that started in Epping and ended in Methuen, Massachusetts.

A mother from Manchester is asking for your help in finding her missing daughter, who was last seen April 24 and has a life-threatening heart condition.

Two-thirds of tested dust samples from the Mill West Complex in Manchester were found to have higher-than-acceptable amounts of lead.

DCYF says there's a shortage of foster homes in New Hampshire.

A judge says she will issue a ruling in a few days on a motion by a Newington propane storage facility to dismiss the city of Portsmouth’s appeal of the Newington Planning Board’s decision to approve the facility’s expansion.

Things were back to normal in West Lebanon Wednesday after a local Applebee's closed early Tuesday night amid rumors of a possible problem with rival biker groups.


Think of it as the political Mendoza Line: Fox News says it'll limit the number of Republican candidates taking part in its first 2016 Presidential debate to just 10.

We're learning more details about Hillary Clinton's Friday visit to New Hampshire.

Former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley is adding to his New Hampshire staff as he moves closer to challenging Hillary in the Democratic Presidential Primary.

After restoring money to the state's renewable energy fund, Senate budget writers have shifted some of that money to funding the Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.

Extended negotiations between the state and Eversource energy on a "grand bargain" that would help provide long-term stability to electric rates held up a vote on related legislation Wednesday.

Governor Hassan has signed off on a bill that will help fund the redevelopment of the Balsams resort.

Nashua police say they're doing more with less with their $27 million budget.

Legislation that will free up more state funding for Dover schools appears headed for passage, good news for city officials who feel the state has been shortchanging them for years.

Portsmouth's Taxi Commission is preparing an alternate plan to regulate the ride-sharing service Uber.

After months of fighting, an Epping man has lost an appeal of election results for a library trustee position-and he's now facing criminal charges in an unrelated case.

There will be chickens at Portsmouth's Strawbery Banke Museum after winning approval before a city board.

Rochester's Conservation Commission wants to preserve more land, but finding the money to do it is the challenge right now.


An 18 year-old Concord woman has pleaded guilty to her role in a botched robbery attempt at a Concord parking garage that ended with her and the would-be robbery victim suffering from stab wounds.

A former hospital worker in Dover took the stand in his own defense Wednesday in his sexual assault trial, claiming he touched a patient's breast by accident.

A former Rockingham County corrections officer has been indicted for an assault and threatening of an inmate while on the job.

A former Belmont man convicted of a hate crime for threatening two Jewish people at a Wal-Mart is asking for a new trial, saying his trial attorney didn't help him in his defense.

A man from Auburn is suing police in Farmington, saying they arrested him after he threatened to sue the town over a property deal that fell through.


Police in Hollis say they've charged a man with DWI after he nearly hit a police cruiser.

Police in Somersworth say charges aren't expected after a 4 year-old was struck by a driver Tuesday afternoon on Stackpole Road.

A man from Hampton has been accused of pretending to be a justice of the peace and officiating a pair of weddings.


The state unemployment rate has fallen to 3.8%.

Thanks, Obama? Visits to New Hampshire emergency rooms by the uninsured dropped 22% in the first 3 months of 2015 compared to the same time last year.

Primary Bank-New Hampshire's newest bank and the first new bank in the state in several years-is getting set to open for business next month.

A longtime masonry business in Epping went under the wrecking ball this week.


Don Sweeney is the new General Manager for the Bruins.

Roger Goodell says he's looking forward to hearing from Tom Brady as the Pats QB appeals his 4-game Deflategate suspension.

Other News

There's going to be a helicopter crash at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center next week-but don't be alarmed, it's just a training exercise.

Manchester Community College graduated 300 students at its commencement ceremonies last night.

A student group from Dover was honored at the White House Wednesday for their efforts to help cut down on drug use.

It's prom season, and it's also mock-accident season, as students in Merrimack made a dramatic point to their fellow classmates Wednesday.

Harbor seal pupping season is underway on the Seacoast.

There's free railroad rides available for veterans this Memorial Day weekend.

Ever dreamed of the chance to play Plinko? Maybe Cliffhanger? The Price Is Right is coming to Concord this fall.

National and World News

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul talked and talked and talked on the Senate floor Wednesday, as he led the charge to try and block the extension of government-run domestic surveillance programs.

David Letterman bid farewell to late-night TV Wednesday night, taping his final "Late Show".

Video has been released showing bikers fleeing gunfire during Sunday's deadly brawl outside a restaurant in Waco, Texas.

Several big banks have been $5 billion by the federal government, accused of conspiring to manipulate the value of the dollar in order to turn a profit.

Police have identified a suspect in the murder of a wealthy Washington DC family.


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