Nov 19, 2015 5:34 AM

All Things New Hampshire: Thursday, November 19, 2015

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University of New Hampshire students and staff gathered Wednesday night to hold a candlelight vigil for the victims of the Paris terror attacks.

The Attorney General has identified the 11-month-old boy from Alexandria who died over the weekend, but autopsy results are being withheld as they continue to investigate what happened.

The third person charged in connection with the drug overdose death of Spaulding High School student Eve Tarmey appeared in court Wednesday. 4 people at the same motel where Tarmey was found dead were arrested this week on charges connected to a violent home break-in attack.

The trial of a day-care owner in Enfield charged in the death of a 4-year-old in her care is underway.

Several pets were killed after a fire at an apartment building in Manchester on Wednesday that's being blamed on an improperly disposed cigarette.

A tractor-trailer driver was seriously hurt after his truck went off the road on I-93 North in Concord late Tuesday night.

The legislature met in special session Wednesday, but instead of passing a package of bills submitted by Governor Hassan targeting the state's drug epidemic, lawmakers instead approved the creation of a 26-member drug task force to provide recommendations by January. Not everyone at the State House was happy with that outcome.

New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner Nick Toumpas is stepping down after 8 years on the job.

A goalie for the Manchester Monarchs has been suspended from the team after being arrested Monday on charges of stalking and assaulting a woman.

There's been a lengthy debate about background checks for Uber drivers in Portsmouth; now we learn that one of those drivers was convicted in June for assaulting a 15-year-old girl.

Two new polls focusing on New Hampshire put Donald Trump in the lead among Republican presidential candidates, while Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders remain neck-and-neck on the Democratic side.

A Republican-backed group is running ads in New Hampshire targeting Hillary Clinton for her refusal to use the term "radical Islam".

A Vermont man is safe after getting lost in the woods in New Hampshire overnight.

Red Sox slugger David Ortiz made it official Wednesday, posting an online video discussing his decision to retire after the 2016 season.

With Patriots Wide Receiver Julian Edelman sidelined with a broken foot, the team is looking to get more out of bench players Keyshawn Martin and Aaron Dobson.

Sad news for a New England sports legend, as former BC Eagles and Patriots Quarterback Doug Flutie announced that his parents died from separate illnesses within an hour of each other on Wednesday.

Concord's Christmas Tree has arrived in town and the city is getting ready for next week's annual tree lighting ceremony.

We've always thought it, but a new study confirms it-New Hampshire is among the smartest states in the country.

Ahead of the holiday shopping season, a consumer watchdog group has released its list of the most hazardous toys on the market.

Today's NH1 Top 5: the best retailer deals for Black Friday shopping.

Events we're following from the NH1 Media Center

Republican Presidential candidate Jeb Bush will tour a business in Manchester today before officially filing his candidate papers in Concord around noontime.

Also expected to file papers today: former New York Governor George Pataki.

Jazzmyn Rood is expected to appear in court this afternoon for a probable cause hearing. Rood is the mother of Eve Tarmey and is facing charges connected to the Spaulding High School student's death.

Merrimack's Town Council is expected to discuss the proposed Kinder-Morgan natural gas pipeline proposal at its meeting tonight.

A Nashua school board committee will meet for the first time tonight to discuss requests for proposals for privatizing its custodial services. The city is not renewing a contract with union custodians at the end of this year.

Today is the "National Night of Conversation", an event intended to encourage parents to talk to their kids about drugs.

Top News

After Manchester's Police Chief got everyone's attention by suggesting up to 500 refugees could be resettling in New Hampshire, city officials have clarified that only 20 of them are expected to be from Syria.

Matthew Dion has negotiated a plea in the murder of his parents and burning of their Manchester home back in March of 2014.

The Attorney General in Massachusetts has come out in opposition to the proposed Kinder-Morgan natural gas pipeline, a portion of which would run through New Hampshire.

A passer-by and a patrol officer are being credited with safely getting children out of the apartment building that caught fire in Manchester early in the morning on Wednesday.


Some members of the Executive Council want any agreement with Kinder-Morgan over the use of state land for its proposed natural gas pipeline to come to them for a review.

GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush attended a house party in Bedford Wednesday, and says radical Islam is "the threat of our time".

Republican Presidential candidate Carly Fiorina kept up her attacks on President Obama during a town hall event in Keene.

A Portsmouth City Councilor and Republican operative on the Seacoast are joining forces to call for a "health emergency" in the state's fight against heroin.

The SATs, and not the Smarter Balanced Assessment Test, will be used for statewide assessment of the state's 11th graders.

The Executive Council has approved a request by the family of Mitt Romney to build a boathouse on Lake Winnepesaukee.

A drug court in Nashua will receive $850,000 in funding thanks to a recent Executive Council decision.

Pittsfield voters will decide if the town's youth curfew should be repealed-or if they should go to court to fight claims it's unconstitutional.

A former Derry town councilor is supporting a plan to pave and extend sections of Derry’s rail trail.


Court documents outline how police believe a Salem man stole $50,000 from beachgoers over the course of last summer.

A trial date has been set for a Strafford man facing attempted murder charges after an April stabbing incident at a park-and-ride in Northwood.

A Rochester man has pleaded guilty to charges he left a 4-month-old child unattended, then drove a car at the relative who reported him.


A Newmarket man accused of breaking multiple bones in his 3-month-old child's body is facing new charges connected with an assault in prison.

A 21-year-old man from Rye is facing charges after an early-morning accident, after which police say he left an injured passenger lying on the side of the road.

A health care professional from Somersworth, already on probation for overprescribing opiates, is under investigation again for violating restrictions placed on him after that incident.

Sanbornton Police say one person is dead and another seriously hurt after an accident Tuesday night on Burleigh Hill Road.

A utility pole that slipped out of place is being blamed for a variety of problems around Portsmouth Wednesday, including lost power and a fire.

A Maine man is facing DWI charges after crashing into a utility pole Wednesday evening.

A Merrimack woman is facing charges she assaulted a man living at her home in an apparent domestic incident.

Police in Barrington are investigating a string of residential burglaries, and are urging you to lock your doors.

For the second year in a row, a K-9 search turned up no drugs at Farmington High School.

Portsmouth's next Police Chief wants to look forward, and move past the turmoil that's surrounded the department following the disputed inheritance case of former Sergeant Aaron Goodwin.


Eliot Hospital is hiring a firm to review its future plans and consider whether it should remain an independent hospital.

Other News

More than 250 people attended a forum focusing on drugs at Berlin High School last night.

An auction was held Wednesday to sell off the possessions of convicted tax evaders Ed and Elaine Brown, famous for holing up in their Plainfield home for months after refusing to turn themselves in following their convictions.

A UNH alum has gifted $5 million dollars for scholarships for business students.

Ski season is underway at Bretton Woods.

A peace vigil will be held in Portsmouth in response to the Paris terror attacks.

The French flag is flying over Somersworth City Hall in a show of unity with France following last week's attacks.

Local efforts are underway to send aid to Syrian refugees.

Traveling on Amtrak for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday? Rail officials have some tips for you.

Dairy cows in Concord were given special treatment last week as they were part of a Hindu ceremony for their Tihar festival.

Some pretty neat ice formations can be seen atop some New Hampshire mountains.


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