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All Things New Hampshire: Thursday, October 8, 2015


The Manchester man who was the roommate of a woman who's been missing for weeks has been found dead, though there's still no sign of Sue Hutchinson.

Tristan Wolusky testified in his own defense Wednesday. The Rochester man's accused in the stabbing death of Aaron Wilkinson in Madbury back in June of 2014 during a robbery involving money and drugs.

The first Democrat to announce a run for Governor following Maggie Hassan's declaration of a Senate run is Executive Councilor Colin Van Ostern.

Republican Presidential candidate and Florida Senator Marco Rubio says opponents' attacks over his Senate voting record are "not a big deal".

A New Hampshire presidential candidates' forum on energy and the environment, scheduled for today, was cancelled due to a "lack of participation".

The Portsmouth Police Commission postponed once again Wednesday a decision on a separation agreement for embattled Police Chief Stephen Dubois.

In part 2 of our series "The Ugly Truth", we look at how gangs from New York City are cashing in on New Hampshire's heroin crisis.

The last of 10 suspects wanted in connection with a drug sweep in Concord was arrested in Salem Wednesday morning.

With the heroin epidemic growing here in New Hampshire, Target stores are under fire for selling pens that look like syringes.

The man accused of kicking and killing a dog in Keene tells NH1 News he's not sorry.

A conservative group is going on the air with radio ads in support of Senator Kelly Ayotte, a sign that the US Senate campaign between her and Maggie Hassan is starting earlier rather than later.

A busy road in Manchester will likely reopen today after a water main break led to a sinkhole.

The Coast Guard has suspended the search for 33 missing crew members of the El Faro, which went missing during Hurricane Joaquin last week.

Amtrak trains will resume service in Vermont following the derailment of the Vermonter earlier this week.

Police in Nashua say they arrested a Nashua man after seizing guns and drugs from his department.

Manchester Police say they arrested a Massachusetts woman for drunken driving after she left the scene of a fender-bender, then fought with officers when they tracked her down.

Want a keepsake of the fall colors? You can now buy New England foliage for the low price of $19.99.

State officials are projecting around 660,000 people visiting New Hampshire for the long holiday weekend.

A rare moment of humor from Patriots coach Bill Belichick, who mocked a reporter during a press conference yesterday for spending too much time on his phone-while at the same time making clear he doesn't know a heck of a lot about social media.

A UNH study shows that New Hampshire residents buy more local veggies, but don't always know where to go to find them.

A Manchester teacher has received a national award for excellence.

Events we're following from the NH1 Media Center

A probable cause hearing is being held today in the case of Chase Mariscal, the Arizona man accused of assaulting a 7-week-old infant in Keene last week.

A Hillsborough County Commissioner will endorse New Jersey Governor Chris Christie in his Republican Presidential bid this morning as Christie holds a town hall meeting at MoeJoe's Family Restaurant in Manchester. Later Christie will visit Granite State Manufacturing before heading up to Belmont this evening.

South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham brings his Republican Presidential campaign to Keene today, touring Samson Manufacturing this morning. Later, he visits the Cheshire County Fish & Game Club ?and attends a house party this evening.

Tristan Wolusky remains on the stand today and faces cross-examination in his murder trial. Wolusky's accused in the stabbing death of Aaron Wilkinson in Madbury in June of 2014.

Samantha Perkins will be sentenced today. She's the Nashua mother who was accused last spring of driving high with 2 kids in the car and leaving a third child behind with two men injecting heroin-one of whom later died.

The Merrimack Town Council meets with representatives of Kinder-Morgan tonight to discuss updates to the proposed path of a natural gas pipeline through town.

Today is the last day for the state to respond to an appeal from Owen Labrie, a former St. Paul’s student who was convicted of statutory rape in August for having sex with a freshman girl. Labrie's attorneys are trying to overturn a felony computer crimes charges connected to the case.

The opening of the new Exit 3 southbound off-ramp on the Spaulding Turnpike in Newington is set for this afternoon.

This afternoon, inmates at the New Hampshire Correctional Facility for Women will participate in the annual American Cancer Society’s “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” walk.
The inmates will walk around the recreational yard 34 times, which is the equivalent of five miles.

Anne Romney will be at the Barnes & Noble in Manchester this evening to promote her new book, In This Together.

Tonight's "Late Show with Stephen Colbert" will feature a robotic football tackling dummy developed at Dartmouth College. Football Coach Buddy Teevens will be on hand to aid in the demonstration.

Top News

The owner of the Common Man chain of restaurants is issuing a $100,000 matching gift challenge to Granite State residents to help increase the number of beds to treat those suffering from heroin and substance abuse addiction.

State police are looking for a black SUV that caused a 3-car crash at the Exit 1 off-ramp on the Everett Turnpike Wednesday afternoon.

More than 1,400 people signed up to participate in the state’s second round of blood testing for people exposed to contaminated water at the former Pease Air Force Base.

Derry residents are accusing a Karl Rove-backed group of using out-of-state phone callers to influence next week's election on several budget items in Derry.

Derry was the latest community in New Hampshire to hold a forum on the state's heroin epidemic.

A Maine man is under arrest, accused of dealing drugs out of his business in downtown Berlin.

Rochester's Police chief is requesting a change to department policy that would allow "compliant" suspects to remain un-handcuffed while they are booked at the police station.

Anti-abortion graffiti has been reported at the Planned Parenthood facility in Concord.


Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie talked to veterans about mental health issues during a town hall meeting in Raymond.

Another GOP 2016 hopeful, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, says he's reached 300 endorsements in New Hampshire.

Mike Huckabee is returning to New Hampshire later this month, his first appearance in the Granite State in 6 months.

1st District Congressman Frank Guinta and Second District Congresswoman Annie Kuster have formed a bipartisan task force to help address the heroin epidemic.

Senator Jeanne Shaheen has introduced legislation that aims to help the Veterans Administration support veterans' courts.

Manchester's Zoning Board will consider a plan that would tax parking spaces in the Millyard District, which would help finance two parking decks and open the door for the construction of a luxury hotel in the area.

A new firm's been hired to run the state's EZ Pass system.

Opponents of a proposed natural gas pipeline project are upset that the Governor is dismissing the current consumer advocate on utility issues.

Manchester mayoral candidates Ted Gatsas and Joyce Craig squared off for the second of several planned forums.

A former mayoral candidate endorsed Jim Donchess in his Nashua mayoral bid Wednesday.

The general election candidates are set in Keene after Tuesday's primary vote.

Concord's school budget is projected to increase by $1.1 million dollars.


The former aide to Senator Ayotte arrested last spring in a prostitution sweep in Nashua has pleaded guilty to attempted lewdness charges.

A Newton man has been found not guilty of sexually assaulting a 15 year-old girl he met on a dating website.

A Winchester man with hepatitis C has been indicted on charges he tried to spit on a police officer.

A Massachusetts woman caught lying about her income to get free legal services is now serving jail time for her original crime-shoplifting.

A Winchester man has been indicted for shooting up his daughter's boyfriend's truck.

A Rockingham County jail inmate has been indicted for exposing himself to a female inmate.

A transgender woman from Portsmouth has dropped her federal lawsuit claiming she suffered injuries while she was in Rockingham County jail after being classified as a man during her prison sentence.


A homeless man is facing charges in connection with a convenience store robbery Sunday in Littleton, and police say it was likely to feed a heroin addiction.

A Massachusetts man was flown to a Boston hospital after an accident in Pelham Wednesday afternoon in the area of Bridge and Heath Street.

Police in Nashua say they've arrested a man on charges he beat his wife and threatened to kill her.

Rochester Police say they're still looking for the woman who fled the scene of a head-on accident on Tebbetts Road Monday afternoon.


It looks like we'll see lower electricity rates than what we paid last winter.

Concord's Zoning Board has given the OK to a nanobrewery opening up downtown.

Other News

Nashua's Bicentennial Park is getting a $30,000 facelift.

Police in Farmington are recognizing a man who did the right thing and returned an envelope full of cash to its owner who dropped it by mistake.

A chef at a Portsmouth raw bar is headed to a national oyster shucking contest.


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