Apr 14, 2015 12:10 PM

All Things New Hampshire: Tuesday, April 14, 2015


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One women is dead and several other people hurt-including two firefighters-after an early-morning apartment fire in Nashua. Neighbors think the age of the home could be to blame.

A vigil was held last night in memory of two sisters killed by their mother in an apparent murder-suicide case in Bedford.

A Rochester woman appeared in court Monday, accused of witness tampering in the upcoming trial of a man accused in the stabbing death of a Madbury teen last June.

Florida Senator Marco Rubio is the latest Republican Presidential hopeful to make his candidacy official.

NH1 Political Director Paul Steinhauser says when former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton returns to New Hampshire, she'll find herself on friendly ground.

A new report calls for changes in oversight and licensing at the Lakeview Neurorehabilitation Center in Effingham.

No verdict yet as jury deliberations continue in the trial of former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez.

NH1 Investigates the increase of cases of "swatting"-and how these fake police calls are impacting public safety efforts.

Second District Congressman Annie Kuster says she expects to run for re-election in 2016.

FEMA is holding meetings around the Granite State this week to give you an opportunity to learn how to apply for federal disaster aid in the wake of the Blizzard of 2015.

A former New Hampshire man has pleaded guilty to sex assaults that took place more than 40 years ago.

New Hampshire leads New England States in organ donations, but nearly half of Granite Staters don't sign up for the program.

Police in Manchester say loud music led to arrests of 3 people who fought with them.

Overtime pay for police officers and firefighters in Dover is being scrutinized as the city prepares its budget for the next fiscal year.

Jury deliberations continue for a 6th day in the trial of Aaron Hernandez.

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will be in New Hampshire today. He's scheduled to make a policy speech on entitlement reform on behalf of the Leadership Matters for America PAC at the Institute at St. Anselm at 11 am. New Hampshire Teacher of the year nominees will be honored at an event today at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord.

Voters are at the polls in Merrimack today to elect 3 town council posts as well as town and school budgets.

It's Equal Pay Day. Advocate groups are using the day to call for womens' paychecks to match those of men.

Tuesday afternoon the official name of the UNH Student-Athlete Center for Excellence will be announced, and a ceremonial ribbon cutting to formally open the $1.9 million facility will take place at the UNH Field House.

Governor Hassan will speak at the grand opening of UNH Manchester's new campus as it celebrates its 30th anniversary. The Governor will also attend a morning event at a Market Basket in Londonderry, a kickoff for a month-long statewide initiative to raise awareness and money to curb hunger in New Hampshire.

Top News

A trial date has been set for Nathaniel Kibby, the accused kidnapper of a Conway teen.

The Special Education program at Lakeview Rehabilitation Center has been shut down in the wake of yesterday's release of an independent investigator's report that criticized the state's oversight of the center.

A water main break caused some headaches in downtown Concord Tuesday morning.

A Portsmouth man was killed in a crash at an off-ramp of Interstate 95 in Hampton Monday.

A "mystery woman" is facing charges after pulling a knife on a police officer yesterday afternoon in Bedford.

Former guards for the private security company Blackwater-including a man from Rochester-can expect lengthy sentences for their role in the shooting of civilians in Iraq.

A man has been charged-again-with violating a protection order filed by his estranged wife, this time climbing into a second-story window to get inside her home.

Someone's stealing wheels and tires from the lots of Portsmouth car dealers.


On the heels of his annoucement he's running for President, Florida Senator Marco Rubio will be attending a house party in Manchester.

Potential Presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson says he'll decide on his future plans on May 4.

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders says he'll be announcing whether or not he'll seek the White House by April 30.

Ahead of a forum on Friday, former New York Governor George Pataki is soliciting questions from New Hampshire residents through social media.

Over the objections of Senate President Mitch McConnell, Governor Hassan says she wants New Hampshire to follow the EPA's Clean Power Plan.

A new provision in voting laws that would require towns and cities to take a photo of some who shows up to register to vote on election day without their idea has municipal officials concerned over how it's going to be funded. Money to support the new law has been dropped from the House version of the state budget.

Change is never easy: a redistricting proposal from the superintendent in Manchester has been met with a cool reception. Her budget proposal fared better during a public hearing last night.

A proposed ordinance regulating fireworks in Concord has been referred to committee.

Despite objections from firefighters who say it would hurt their boot-drive fundraising efforts, an ordinance targeting panhandlers is moving forward in Nashua.

Plans for a parking garage in Portsmouth continue to move forward-and now developers are talking about including "microapartments".

A city councilor in Portsmouth is proposing a new way to vote for the city's mayor.

Dover's school board has approved the purchase of 90 new Chromebooks for elementary school students. In other Dover school news, the number of students from Barrington and Nottingham attending Dover High in the upcoming year is lower than originally projected


The ex-Seabrook police officer charged with assaulting a suspect at the police station in an incident caught on camera is asking a judge to reconsider a decision not to allow an expert testify in his defense.

A sex offender convicted last year of caring for a teen in Concord and Hopkinton in violation of his status on the state's sex offender registry will be sentenced after a judge rejected his claim of a violation of his double jeopardy rights.

A guilty plea is expected from a Keene man accused of stealing money from the state Sheep & Wool Growers Associaiton.

A woman accused of embezzling money from the Colonial Theater in Keene is expected to plead guilty.


In an effort to cut back on drug smuggling into the state prison, corrections officials plan to roll out new rules impacting mail next month.

A shooting last night in downtown Nashua is under investigation.

A Dover woman is facing charges she gave drugs and alcohol to a 14 year-old girl.

This isn't rush hour in Massachusetts: a man is facing charges for driving in the breakdown lane on the Everett Turnpike.

2 cars were involved in a head-on crash in Somersworth yesterday afternoon.

A Concord man was hospitalized after hitting a deer while riding his motorcycle in Deerfield Sunday afternoon.

Charges for a man accused of breaking into a car and stealing a purse in Manchester.

A man is facing charges after police in Merrimack got a complaint about loud music.

A 2-alarm fire at a home in Hancock Monday appears to have started in the chimney.

Police officers in North Hampton will get retention bonuses to help cut down on turnover blamed on a lack of pay.


The state is settling with a local company in connection with the loss of the state liquor contract.

Did the winter weather impact Dunkin' Donuts in the first quarter of this year?


Tom Brady threw out the first pitch at yesterday's Red Sox home opener. When the game started, the Red Sox cruised over the Nationals.

The Celtics got into the NBA Playoffs last night, even though they didn't actually play.

Other News

The rush to get your taxes done on time is on, and this year late payers could face a less pleasant-than-usual time with the IRS due to budget cuts and new rules releated to the Affordable Care Act.

With Keene not holding their pumpkin festival this year, Claremont is getting ready to propose one of its own.

Some potential good news for the moose population: fewer deer ticks were found last winter.

A citywide "Pride Day" to help clean up Nashua is set for Saturday.

High school students in Hanover are objecting to the includsion of a painting of a Obama "Hope" poster as part of a school mural.

National and World News

A white South Carolina police officer will not face the death penalty in the shooting of a black man caught on video.

An Oklahoma police officer has been charged after accidentally shooting a supsect with his gun when he thought he was using a taser.

A manhunt is on for an ex-student involved in a shooting at a college in North Carolina.

A flight to Los Angeles had to turn around after a worker was discovered trapped in the cargo hold.

Russia is allowing arms sales to Iran.

Hillary Clinton's kicked off her 2016 campaign for President in what her staffers are calling a "Scooby van".

A new video shows a police officer in Oklahoma accidentally shooting a black suspect with a gun that he apparently thought was a taser.

A U.S. Army General and New Hampshire native has been tapped to give the commencement address at New England College.

Disney officials say that a man killed in an accident at its exotic racing attraction was a track worker.

Apple Watch pre-orders have already hit 1 million.


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