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All Things New Hampshire: Thursday, November 5, 2015


The Attorney General's office has ruled Tuesday night's shooting on Granite Street in Manchester a homicide, and a search for the shooter continues. Neighbors blame drugs for the violence.

Governor Maggie Hassan and the Executive Council have agreed to convene a special session of the legislature later this month to take up a series of measures intended to aid in the fight against the state's drug crisis.

A memorial to Denise Robert, the Manchester woman shot and killed in her North End neighborhood more than 2 months ago, was recently vandalized as there continue to be no arrests in the case.

Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump officially filed his paperwork for President in New Hampshire Wednesday, and talked about how he's getting ready to roll out an ad campaign here in the Granite State.

A group of New Hampshire Democrats is appealing to NH1 News to turn an upcoming presidential candidate forum scheduled for February into a debate.

Official results from Manchester show that Mayor Ted Gatsas won re-election by 85 votes, but challenger Joyce Craig is considering a recount.

The State Fire Marshal's office has confirmed that the death of a woman in Swanzey and a subsequent fire at her home are not related.

Vandals have smashed windows of parked cars at Bedford High School.

New Hampshire police are warning residents of credit and debit card fraud as the holidays draw near.

A fugitive wanted in Massachusetts for threatening and fraud charges was taken into custody in Manchester after a recent traffic stop.

Here's 10 warning signs your child could be using drugs.

The Farnum Center, sponsor for last night's special "Killer High", offers a road to recovery for those battling addiction.

The Attorney General's office is going to court to put a halt to the Croydon School system's practice of paying tuition to students in town attending private schools.

A father and son are OK after getting lost on a hike in the White Mountains and spending the night in the woods without a cellphone.

The Cheshire Medical Center in Keene has agreed to pay $200,000 in a settlement with the state to resolve allegations of hazardous waste disposal.

Troop Greeters at Pease International Tradeport are getting ready to celebrate their 900th welcome to U.S. troops returning from overseas.

For the first time in the company's history, Maine-based LL Bean is looking outside its own ranks to hire a new CEO.

Want to know what the sun actually looks like? Meterologist Joe Joyce gives us a unique look.

Events we're following from the NH1 Media Center

Linda Horan from Alstead files a lawsuit against the state today. The terminal cancer patient is suing to get a New Hampshire-issued registration card that will allow her to get medical marijuana in Maine. The state says she can't get the marijuana yet because the ID card program is in the pre-registration process.

Opponents of money dominating campaign politics, including former NH Chief Justice John Broderick, will gather for a noontime rally today at the state house.

Businessman and New Castle resident Mark Connolly will declare his candidacy for Governor today. The Democrat holds a kickoff event at 2:30pm at Henry's Market in New Castle.

Republican Presidential candidate Chris Christie attends a Drug Addiction, Recovery & Law Enforcement Roundtable in Somersworth this evening.

Republican Presidential candidate John Kasich holds a "Balanced Budget Town Hall" at UNH this afternoon.

Top News

Several streets are closed in Manchester this morning as investigators scour the area, looking for clues in the death of Denise Robert.

We're learning more about Tuesday's shooting victim in Manchester, who friends say suffered from bipolar disorder and a heroin addiction.

A 16 year-old is missing from a school in Rindge.

The State Board of Medicine rejected Governor Hassan's proposed tightening of rules for doctors who prescribe opioid medication, instead approving a narrower set of rules.

New York officials are investigating after a plane registered to a man in Rye, New Hampshire, went down in the Atlantic Ocean Wednesday night.

The state's Site Evaluation Committee will hold a hearing today on Sea-3 Inc.’s request for an exemption from a year-long review of the proposed expansion of its Newington propane terminal.


Florida Senator and Republican Presidential candidate Marco Rubio spoke at St. Anselm College Wednesday and also held and event in Nashua in the evening.

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is currently atop the polls in New Hampshire in the race for the Democratic Presidential nomination-despite his lack of interest in retail politics.

Former Secretary of State Madeline Albright campaigned on behalf of Hillary Clinton in Concord Wednesday.

Senator Jeanne Shaheen has re-introduced a bill that requires random audits of Veterans Administration hospitals.

Republican Presidential candidate Marco Rubio is officially filing his papers for his Presidential candidacy this morning. Fellow GOP candidate Carly Fiorina is expected to file around noon. And Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders is filing around 3pm today.

State revenues ended up better than expected in October.

Property tax bills will go up for residents in Concord and Penacook.

House Majority Leader Jack Flanagan has stepped down from his post, and there's talk that he's considering a run against Congresswoman Annie Kuster in the 2nd District.

New Hampshire is siding with the Obama Administration in the coming court challenge over the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan.

The gap in votes between presumed winner of Tuesday's Mayoral election in Manchester is now 85 votes.

Nashua Mayor-elect Jim Donchess is preparing to return to the office he last occupied 24 years ago.

Nashua schools will now operate on a 2-hour delay.

The town of Derry will use a search firm to hire its next town administrator.

One of Dover's ballot questions concerning the city charter may be headed for a recount.

Tuesday night was ladies' night in many ways for Concord elected officials, but women are still in the minority among city elected representatives.

Portsmouth's new Mayor is outlining his agenda for when he's in office.

A longtime Portsmouth City Councilor who lost Tuesday's election by 12 votes says she's not considering a recount-yet.

In two weeks, Sanbornton selectmen will consider a new petition signed by more than 100 residents calling for a special town meeting to discuss the controversial decision to close the transfer station’s swap shop.


There's been a number of dates proposed for the court proceedings of the two men charged in connection with the stabbing death of Benjamin Marcum in Nashua last March.

A defense expert is being allowed to analyze cellphones and a laptop computer in connection with the alleged disappearance and sexual assault of a 13-year-old Seabrook girl last November.

O'Neil Cinemas in Epping is suing the architect that built its theaters, saying its design is responsible for water leaks in the building that's forced the closing of one of its theaters.

The bill for a Maine-based psychiatrist who testified on behalf of the estate of Geraldine Webber in the disputed inheritance case of former Police Sergeant Aaron Goodwin netted $70,000 for his work.

Following a DCYF investigation, charges have been dropped against a Brookline man who was accused of beating and molesting a young girl over a 3-year period.


A local photographer has been accused of shoplifting from the Apple Store in Manchester. (Full disclosure: the photographer has done freelance work for NH1 News.)

Fish and Game officials say a teen hunter came to the aid of of a 66 year-old man who rolled over his ATV while riding in Jefferson Wednesday.

A firm handling the investment of Hampton's trust funds has been slapped with a $100,000 fine after being accused of using misleading ads to attract the interest of clients.

Crews in Berlin battled a 3-alarm fire early this morning.


The Patriots are getting ready to face the Redskins this weekend for the first time since the 2011 regular season.

Other News

Fish and Game officials are urging you not to feed bears in the wake of the shooting of a bear in Jackson that left behind 4 orphaned cubs.

An 89-year old woman is getting help from her family after her hearing aids were repossessed after she couldn't afford to keep them.


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