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Nov 20, 2014 6:24 AM

All Things New Hampshire: Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014


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Residents in Weare sounded off last night on their embattled police department.

The TV production trucks, owned by a Hudson-based company, that are supposed to be used for this weekend's Patriots game are stuck because of the snowstorm in Western New York.

Some Fred Fuller Oil customers are worried about the pending takeover by Rymes Oil & Propane.

Residents in one Weare neighborhood are worried about a string of recent break-ins.

The assistant Principal of Hampton Academy has been charged with assault.

A suspect in a robbery of a TD Bank in Manchester Tuesday has been identified.

Gas prices just keep dropping in the Granite State.

The Distiller's Showcase is being held today in Manchester.

That groundhog in Hampton? He's gone viral.

Here's some of the events happening today that we've got our eye on:

Striking union workers for Fairpoint Communications are protesting this morning in Boston outside a meeting being attended by one of the main shareholders in the company.

It's the second orientation day for State Representatives in Concord.

There's a public meeting tonight in Dover to discuss a proposal to make major changes to the downtown area.

The NH Department of Transportation is holding a meeting tonight at 7 at Nashua City Hall to discuss the possibility of rail service between Concord and Boston.

Portsmouth is holding a meeting tonight at 7pm in City Hall to talk about recent complaints of helicopter noise in the area.

Some of the stories we're following around New Hampshire this morning:

Top News

New details in the search for a fugitive wanted in connection with the death of his parents and burning of their Manchester home.

The Concord Planning board has tabled-again-a vote on a proposed poultry processing plant.

A former mayor of Manchester is making his pitch for commuter rail service between Boston and New Hampshire.

The former fire chief at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard is criticizing a report faulting the Navy for the 2012 fire at the USS Miami.


Are Manchester and the ride-sharing company Uber headed for a showdown over taxi regulations?

Hooksett has rejected Manchester's tuition offer for students to attend the city's schools.

Feedback has been positive so far on the plan to sell alcohol on school grounds during non-school events in Nashua.

Dover's tax rate is going up 4 cents next year.


The jury in the trial of Travis Hobbs is getting an education on voice-to-text, which is what prosecutors say Hobbs was doing when he hit and killed an Amherst man last year.

The Rockingham County Attorney is defending a plea deal for a woman who struck and killed a pedestrian in Hampton last October.

Appeals are underway in Canada for two men accused in two 1988 Nashua murders.

A man has filed a lawsuit, accusing a local cemetery of selling a burial plot to him and to a Massachusetts family, who then buried their loved one there.


A man from Maine who tried to rob a bank in Portsmouth and later grab a police officer's gun is behind bars.

A fire in Derry last night is under investigation.

A convicted arsonist is facing new charges for setting 3 other fires around Laconia.

Police are looking for a missing teen in Rollinsford.

1 day after his release from prison after serving time for kicking his roomate to death, a Concord man was detained for drunkeness in Laconia.


New Hampshire home sales and the median price were both up in October.

Other Local News

A student-athlete from New Hampshire is among those who rode out the snowstorm near Buffalo on a bus.

Cod catch limits are being cut again for local fishermen.

The noise of gunfire from the Plaistow police firing range is bothering some local residents.

An application for a gun training center in Pelham has been withdrawn after neighbors expressed concern.

A lawyer whose lawsuits changed the way the state funds public schools has died.

A historic church bell is set to ring again in Manchester.

Not only is former UNH starting goal Casey DeSmith not on the team's roster, he's not enrolled at school after an arrest for domestic assault and battery.

The state says bear hunters are having better luck in the Granite State this year, but the deer harvest is a little down.

A historic bridge that's been closed to traffic for almost 50 years was torn down yesterday over concerns about its deteriorating condition.

The VFW post in Rollinsford is looking for a new home.

National and World News

The President's expected to outline a plan tonight on immigration that's got Republicans fuming.

A gunman is dead and 3 others wounded after a shooting at Florida State University.

8 people are dead as a result of the monster storm near Buffalo, and more snow is coming.

NBC has scrapped plans for a series starring Bill Cosby amid renewed allegations of sexual assault.

Tracy Morgan's lawyer says the comedian is fighting to recover from a brain injury resulting from the limo bus crash he was in 5 months ago.

Miss World Honduras has been found dead, and two people have been arrested.

Bono's bike accident over the weekend was a little more serious than first thought.

The director of "The Graduate" and "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf", who also happened to be Diane Sawyer's husband, has died.

Chris Hemsworth (the guy who plays Thor, not his younger brother) has been named People's "Sexiest Man Alive".


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