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All Things New Hampshire-Thursday, September 24, 2015

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NH1 Investigates another phone scam
-this one involving people impersonating Eversource customer service reps demanding money for bogus overdue bills.

Police in Pelham say thousands of students spent an unexpected day home from school after a drunk driver-with two kids in the car-crashed into a telephone pole, knocking out power to school buildings. Pelham Police already had their hands full before the accident, dealing with a man who fought with them all the way to his holding cell, which they say he broke.

The parents of Adam Moser, the Portsmouth man featured on the reality show "Wicked Tuna" who died last week of a drug overdose, are using his death to send a message to others about the dangers of drugs.

The William Shine trial continued Wednesday, as the teenage girl prosecutors say was sold into prostitution by Shine finished her testimony on the stand.

A Gorham man will spend 35 years in prison after accepting a plea deal in the shooting death of a man in the town common back in April.

In a reversal, Derry Town Councilors have scheduled a court-ordered special election for several citizen-initiated votes on budget items.

South Carolina Senator and GOP Presidential candidate Lindsey Graham was back in the Granite State Wednesday, taking shots at both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

He still hasn't decided whether or not to enter the race, but the campaign to draft Vice President Joe Biden as a 2016 Democratic Presidential candidate is expanding its New Hampshire operations.

Hillary Clinton's Democratic Presidential campaign has picked up another union endorsement in New Hampshire.

A Southern New Hampshire University grad got up close with Pope Francis during his visit to Washington on Wednesday. A New Hampshire priest, at the invitation of Senator Kelly Ayotte, was among those welcoming Pope Francis to the United States.

A yearlong ACLU study reports that New Hampshire defendants are jailed when they can't afford to pay their fines.

A busy stretch for Police in Manchester, as they continue to investigate Tuesday's reports of shots fired. They're also asking for help in locating a city woman missing since Sunday. And police say a woman is facing drug charges after being found passed out in a vehicle while high on meth.

A driver crossing the center line is being blamed for a 2-car accident in Hudson on Tuesday.

A new survey shows "vaping" is on the rise among middle school students in Nashua.

Chief Meteorologist Joe Joyce explains what a strong El Nino means for our fall and winter.

The Manchester Works office-which provides services for the unemployed and those seeking job training-is back open after being closed for repairs for the last month.

Today's NH1 Top 5: The top 5 best places to get apple cider-flavored treats in New Hampshire.

Events we're following from the NH1 Media Center

The Pope will speak at a joint session of Congress this morning, with all of the New Hampshire delegates in attendance.

The trial of William Shine continues today. Shine's accused of prostituting a 14 year-old girl to help pay his debts.

There's a probable cause hearing for Nicholas Palangas this morning. He's charged with aggravated DWI and negligent homicide for an accident in Bedford earlier this month that killed his brother.

Witness testimony is continuing this morning in the trial of Tristan Wolusky, who is charged with the 2014 murder of Madbury teen Aaron Wilkinson.

The first of several public hearings on proposed increases in hunting and fishing license fees is being held tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the Fish and Game office in Lancaster.

Top Stories from around New Hampshire

Manchester Police say they responded to multiple heroin overdoses in the overnight hours.

A New Hampshire man who lost his son to cancer says he's undaunted after a Washington DC vigil for children battling cancer that he helped organize was derailed by the Secret Service over security concerns, an incident that's led the head of the Service to apologize.

A Police report posted by the website sheds more light on the circumstances leading up to a New Hampshire man jumping out of a dorm room window at Yale.


New Hampshire U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte is urging Republican colleagues not to risk a government shutdown over efforts to de-fund Planned Parenthood.

New Hampshire lawmakers will consider a proposal next year that will give you the option to buy a "Real ID"-approved license that you can use when you're flying or entering federal buildings.

New Hampshire Police officials want federal lawmakers to restore funding for "diversion programs" meant to help troubled youth avoid falling into a life of crime.

The campaigns for Manchester's Mayoral candidates have announced a series of town hall events to be held across the Queen City leading up to the election.

We now know what outgoing Nashua Mayor Donnalee Lozeau will be up to after she leaves office.

Facing a water shortage, Epping officials have gotten approval to use a new well for its drinking water supply.

A first-of-its kind solar garden is coming to Milton.

Dover's City Council has voted to restore hunting at the former landfill on Tolend Road.


A learning disabled man-already convicted twice in the past for having sex with underage girls-has been arrested on another rape charge.

A Massachusetts woman who got a court-appointed lawyer for her shoplifting case in Salem by claiming she had no income has struck a plea deal.

The man accused of orchestrating an attack on his ex-wife in Portsmouth wants the jury in his upcoming trial barred from hearing about a prior murder trial in Maine.

A Farmington man has been indicted on charges of aggravated sexual assault for soliciting a child under the age of 16 to take part in multiple sex acts.

A former Portsmouth gas station clerk accused of robbing his former employer was sentenced to 2 to 4 years in prison Wednesday.

A former Nashua bar and restaurant owner facing bank robbery charges is scheduled to have a settlement conference in his case next month.

A Nottingham woman was indicted this week on charges she used a false identity and got a fake prescription to obtain dog painkillers.


Troubling numbers about Manchester's heroin problem
were shared Wednesday at a community breakfast forum.

A brief "shelter in place" order at Salem schools yesterday ended when a student who disappeared with a gun was found dead of an apparent suicide in an abandoned building at Rockingham Park.

Police in Seabrook have tracked down an alleged drug dealer who's been on the run.

A pair of contractors have been cited for violations in connection with the injury of a worker and collapse of a brick wall during the demolition of the former Olde Port Traders site in Portsmouth.

Police in Portsmouth say they're not yet issuing citations for Uber drivers operating illegally in the city in violation of a new ordinance. They've yet to catch one Uber driver who's defying the violations in what he calls an "act of civil disobedience".


A group of business leaders have issued a report calling for bipartisan action on the issue of climate change.

Other News

A new survey shows most independent pharmacies in New Hampshire don't sell tobacco products.

A citizen's group is fighting a NH Fish and Game plan to hold a lottery for hunting and trapping bobcats.

Bridge repairs are set to begin Friday on Route 12A in Charlestown.

A local veterans' advocate in the Nashua area is up for a national volunteer award.

Nashua's "Yankee Flyer" mural downtown is gone-but only for a short time, as it's being restored by the original artist.

NASCAR is back at Loudon this weekend, and that means road closures.


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