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All Things New Hampshire: Thursday, September 10, 2015


Crews in Salem battled a 4-alarm fire Wednesday night at a wood recycling plant.

An autopsy has shown that the death of a 21-month-old was the result of blows to the head, and the child's death has been ruled a homicide.

Residents in Manchester's north end are forming a neighborhood watch in the wake of last week's shooting death of Denise Robert.

Parents of children exposed to contaminated water at the former Pease Air Force base say they want more answers about the impact the water will have on health of their kids.

A judge will rule by next week whether there will be a referendum vote on budget cuts passed by the Derry Town Council in a case brought by residents upset that the Council refused to act on their petitions opposing the cuts.

The man whose ex-girlfriend is charged with trying to hire a hitman to kill him says he thinks the state pushed her to go through with the plot.

The victim of Monday's deadly fire at a home in Bedford has been identified.

In the latest edition of Busted Bridges, NH1 Chief Investigative Reporter Paul Mueller looks at a bridge in Sandown that residents refuse to pay to fix.

Police in Rochester say a man accused of smashing windows of businesses on South Main Street Wednesday morning told them he was doing "god's work".

8 people are facing charges after a drug sweep in Campton this week.

A Manchester man is facing charges after police say they found a needle full of heroin wedged in his car seat.

Donald Trump is at it again, criticizing fellow GOP Presidential candidate Carly Fiorina's appearance in a magazine profile.

Democratic National Committee members are calling for more debates among the candidates, echoing a similar call by Democrats in New Hampshire.

9/11 memorials are scheduled around New Hampshire on Friday.

Presented without comment: Video of a chorus in Portsmouth substituting the name of Jesus in a gospel song with that of Hillary (Clinton).

Events we're following from the NH1 Media Center

Republican Presidential Candidate Jeb Bush has a stops at a business in Exeter this afternoon before holding a town hall meeting in Salem this evening.

Merrimack holds a Town Council meeting tonight; they'll discuss whether to accept donated money to build the Merrimack Dog Park at Wasserman Park, and will also review new ordinances for potential medical marijuana facilities.

The final public meeting in the latest round of discussion about the Northern Pass transmission line project is being held tonight in Laconia.

A neighborhood informational meeting is being held tonight at the Penacook Community Center about plans for the Center's new home, which abuts homes whose owners aren't really excited about the potential new neighbor.

Milford residents are holding a 6pm "Peace Vigil" at the Milford Oval in support of the U.S. Iran nuclear deal.

A "Whatever It Takes" rally in opposition to gun violence is being held tonight in Nashua, inspired by the recent shooting deaths of a reporter and a camerawoman in Virginia.

There's a football game tonight. You may have heard about it.

Top News from around New Hampshire

The Northern Pass proposal got a cool reception during a public meeting in Coos County Wednesday night.

The ACLU may sue the city of Franklin over its curfew intended to keep kids off of the streets. Somersworth is considering its own curfew.

A 10 year-old is recovering after being attacked by a Grey Fox in Derry.


Harvard Professor Lawrence Lessing has launched his Democratic Presidential campaign-all focused on the single issue of campaign finance reform.

Senator Kelly Ayotte says she'll oppose the US-Iran nuclear deal up for debate in the Senate.

The state's budget surplus could be in jeopardy after a change in accounting rules that forces them to carry pension liabilities on the balance sheet.

The state Senate Finance Chair says she's weighing a run for Governor.

Carroll County's delegation has voted to approve $2.4 million dollars in appropriations to help keep the lights on for county government through the end of the year.

Four of five mayoral candidates in Manchester attended a forum put on by the city teacher's union-the lone exception being incumbent Mayor Ted Gatsas.

Plans by Durham officials to build a solar panel array in a gravel pit they own in nearby Lee have been derailed by Lee town officials, who want to tax it.

Following complaints from neighbors, Portsmouth officials have moved to end school-night concerts at Prescott Park.

Somersworth has approved funding for the installation of surveillance cameras at a local playground.


A Derry man convicted of sexually assaulting a young girl wants his conviction thrown out, saying his lawyer had a conflict of interest and may have argued the case differently because he feared punishment for hiding a bible during a jury tour of his client's home.

The driver charged with negligent homicide in a deadly crash in Somersworth last month involving a truck and a motorcycle was released on bail Tuesday.

A Massachusetts woman was sentenced for running up thousands of dollars in fraudulent credit card charges at multiple Nashua stores.

Nashua's drug court is celebrating its 1st anniversary with news it's getting $1 million dollars in federal funding over the next 3 years


A man was killed in Webster Tuesday after being crushed by his own truck.

Police have identified the driver in a deadly crash in Claremont.

A man who's a "person of interest" in a stabbing in Manchester is now under arrest for drug-related charges.

Another busy weekend of arrests in Durham-65 in all, mainly related to alcohol and UNH students.

Fire investigators say they're unable to determine the cause of the June 8th fire that damaged 2 buildings on West Hollis Street.

A man police say they found carrying heroin and a gun in Portsmouth is facing additional charges.

Police in Raymond are investigating the vandalism of the sign at the entrance to Raymond High School.

Rochester Police say two women are facing drug-related charges following an arrest.

A police sergeant in Hampton is on paid administrative leave.


Federal regulators have extended the public comment period for the proposed Kinder-Morgan natural gas pipeline through southern New Hampshire, and have also added another public hearing.


A new UNH study suggests more kids are standing up to victims of bullying.


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