Oct 15, 2015 5:45 AM

All Things New Hampshire: Thursday, October 15, 2015


New Hampshire's state crime lab is in need of additional resources, with criminologists telling NH1 they're overwhelmed by the amount of drug cases.

Nashua's mayor held a drug forum Wednesday where the focus wasn't on just talk, but finding solutions.

The credibility of a key witness in the murder trial of Tristan Wolusky was called into question during defense testimony Wednesday. Wolusky is accused in the stabbing death of Aaron Wilkinson in Madbury in June of 2014.

A Maine woman who pleaded guilty to helping her brother kill his ex-wife, Amanda "Amy" Warf, will serve at least nine years in prison.

A Salem woman is facing child endangerment charges after police said she overdosed in front of her 4-year-old child.

Yuck: A New Hampshire State Trooper's cruiser ended up being bathed in sewage after a traffic stop.

A GoFundMe page set up for the family of a North Hampton police officer who died unexpectedly this month has hit $60,000.

NH1 News Political Director Paul Steinhauser went one-on-one with Jeb Bush, who said John Kasich was "dead wrong" on his health care plan and also took shots at Donald Trump.

1st District Congressman Frank Guinta, undaunted by recent poll numbers that suggest he'll have an uphill battle to re-election, is carrying on his Congressional work.

Democratic Senator from New York and Dartmouth grad Kirsten Gillibrand says unlike Senate Minority leader Harry Reid, she sees no reason to change New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation primary status.

A day after Derry residents voted to reject a string of budget cuts originally passed by the Town Council, many in town are moving forward.

The leader of the "Free The Nipple" movement-cited for going topless in Gilford-is taking her case to trial in the hopes of proving the town's ordinance is unconstitutional.

Franklin city officials, facing the threat of a lawsuit, have decided not to enforce a curfew on juveniles under 16.

The NH Fish & Game Commission has voted to move forward with a proposal to allow hunting and trapping of bobcats.

The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services says callers claiming to be from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, are actually scammers.

Concord police have arrested a man they say is responsible for the robbery of a Irving Station on North Main Street Sunday night.

Police in Nashua say they've arrested a suspected crack cocaine dealer after a 2-month investigation.

There's an effort underway to restore the oyster population, led by UNH.

A 35-year old ski jump in Plymouth, the subject of a restoration effort, has now been demolished.

There's a hot debate in Concord-white lights or colored lights to decorate downtown for the holidays?

A Portsmouth K9 dog is getting a brand-new bulletproof vest.

Sunday River ski resort is opening on Monday-their second-earliest opening in 20 years.

It's Car Care Month, and AAA is hosting free car car clinics around New Hampshire.

The New Hampshire Film Festival begins today in Portsmouth, featuring several actors who are New England natives.

Stories we're following from the NH1 Media Center

Closing arguments are being held today in the murder trial of Tristan Wolusky.

Groups calling for an increase to the minimum wage will be holding noontime rallies today in front of two Wendy's stores in Concord and Manchester.

Top News

New Hampshire's Drug Czar is under fire from the head of the New Hampshire Medical Society.

New Hampshire senior citizens aren't happy that they won't be getting a raise in their Social Security checks come January.

A representative from a federal agency says they're open to a health study on contaminated water at the former Pease Air Force base.

Harbor Homes has part­nered with the state Depart­ment of Health & Human Services to provide Narcan kits and training to people in the Greater Nashua com­munity.


New Hampshire's Senate President, Chuck Morse, is endorsing Republican Jeb Bush for President. Bush was in Concord last night holding a town hall, where he was questioned about military spending.

Campaigning in Portsmouth Wednesday, Florida Senator and GOP Presidential candidate Marco Rubio said Tuesday night's Democratic Presidential candidates' debate was "something from 1985".

Ohio Governor and Republican Presidential candidate John Kasich campaigned in the North Country Wednesday.

Another 2016 hopeful, South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, disagrees with President Obama's suggestion that all U.S. troops should be pulled out of Afghanistan.

"Meet The Press" host Chuck Todd spoke at UNH Wednesday, and politics dominated the conversation.

Manchester's mayoral candidates faced off in a debate Wednesday morning, and it turned testy over accusations of cheating.

A new agreement that gives raises to civilian workers at Nashua's police department has been approved, despite concerns from the mayor and some aldermen.

Saying the plan needs more vetting, Nashua's Board of Alderman have postponed a decision on a $17 million dollar bond to pave some of the city's busiest roadways.

Chris Williams picked up several endorsements from business leaders Wednesday in the race for Nashua mayor.

Portsmouth's school board is considering a later start to the day for its students.


The former sports editor of the Portsmouth Herald could strike a deal in his child pornography case.

A Middleton man accused of stealing guns from his brother and taking a childhood friend hostage in 2013 could be freed, on grounds he's not competent to stand trial

A former president of the union representing Seabrook Station nuclear power plant security officers recently admitted to embezzling more than $14,000 from the union.

A man accused of abusing his power of attorney to take $750,000 from his terminally ill father is also in a legal dispute with...Charlie Sheen?

A Chichester man accused of stealing commercial snow removal equipment and pawning it to fund his drug habit was sentenced to a year in prison.

The New Hampshire Supreme Court has rejected the state's appeal of the dismissal of charges against a Michigan comapny accused of a mailer scam. The court also overturned 9 convictions against a Henniker man found guilty for possessing child pornography.


Jaffrey Police have arrested a Fitzwilliam man accused of using the internet to lure women.

Fire gutted a restaurant in Northwood Wednesday evening.

Bow Police are searching for a burglar blamed for 4 break-ins at local businesses.

Police in Rochester are looking for a pair of shoplifting suspects.

Gilford Police say a man has admitted to trying to break into the same house twice in the same day.

A 911 call reporting a shooting in Farmington turned out to be a juvenile playing with a phone.

A couple is facing shoplifting charges after attempting to make off with merchandise from the Khol's store in Nashua.

Salem's deputy police chief is getting kudos for helping saving a man's life by performing CPR.

Pittsfield's Fire Chief is retiring.


A recent study suggests that New Hampshire trails Massachusetts when it comes to job growth.

The growth of the state's solar industry is up in the air as lawmakers grapple with how to update an outdated regulation that limits the practice of "net-metering".

Other News

Seacoast-based Families First announced Wednesday its plans to help fight the growing drug epidemic.

Manchester students scored well in the latest Advanced Placement (AP) exams.

Expect a little color in your water in Manchester today as crews do some work on the system.

Organizers say a rally in Manchester against climate change was the largest of its kind the state's history.


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