Apr 7, 2015 8:25 AM

All Things New Hampshire: Tuesday, April 7, 2015


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The Attorney General's office is investigating a shooting in Gorham.

A Manchester gym teacher has been accused of posing as a school girl online and soliciting photos from a preteen girl.

The status of a Manchester School Board member remains up in the air after his arrest during a prostitution sting last week.

The New Hampshire Senate has now taken up the House version of the budget, and our Kevin Landrigan has a preview of what to expect.

Neurosurgeon Ben Carson, visting New Hampshire on Monday, is considering a run for the White House in 2016, suggesting Obamacare may be about controlling lives.

Caught on camera: a Pelham man was arrested after a dashboard camera showed him hitting a sign with his truck.

A knocked-over candle is being blamed for a fire at an apartment building in Keene.

With opening day for the Fisher Cats just around the corner, here's a look at some of the best family-friendly games in April.

Nighttime work on the Spaulding Turnpike could cause some delays.

Permits are required in New Hampshire for outdoor burning.

Gas prices have dropped once again in New Hampshire.

New Hampshire's Northern Forest center is becoming a larger figure in the growing biomass heat industry.

Stories we're following from the NH1 Media Center

The jury is scheduled to begin deliberating in the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Governor Hassan has several events scheduled. At 11am she'll visit the Department of Transportation Sunapee Patrol Shed and a potential road paving project in Unity, as she continues to call for funding of the state Department of Transportation.
At 2pm, the Governor will visit the Dartmouth Entrepreneurial Network (DEN) Innovation Center, where she will participate in a Live Free and Start Business Roundtable.
At 5pm, the Governor Hassan will speak to the Claremont Kiwanis Club.

Several hearings on bills of interest are taking place in the New Hampshire House Tuesday. Among them-a bill on allowing two casinos to be licensed in the state of New Hampshire. There's also a hearing on a bill that would grant criminal immunity for those who report drug overdoses. And one of several bills discussing the decriminalization of marijuana will be discussed, incluing the legalization of marijuana possession up to a half-ounce. NH1's Kevin Landrigan will be following the proceedings.

Rand Paul is expected to announce today that he'll be running for President in 2016. In Manchester, supporters are holding a "Liberty Karaoke" party at Murphy's Taproom.

As a warm-up for the first Eastern League game on April 9, the Fisher Cats will host the nationally-ranked Southern New Hampshire University baseball team for a preseason scrimmage on Tuesday, April 7 at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium.

Top News

A trial has begun for a woman accused of intentionally starving a young boy.

One of the last co-conspirators in the Pamela Smart murder case will have a parole hearing later this week.

Could the Keene Pumpkin Festival find a new home in Nashua?

The safety of Nashua's bike path-and the need for more lighting-has been a topic of debate after a stabbing death last month.

An Austrailian military and government advisor has been arrested on child porn charges in Portsmouth.

According to an audit, Rockingham County both overpaid AND underpaid workers.

A judge has rejected the state's appeal to restore charges against a Whitefield mom who turned herself in last year-10 years after disappearing with her daughter during a custody dispute.

A former co-owner of The Meat House will plead guilty to stealing thousands of dollars intended to assist military families in need.

A Sanbornton man is accused of burning his 9 year-old son with a hot knife.

In Belmont, they're wondering who would vandalize and spray-paint an infant's grave.

A church in Portsmouth was evacuated after a fire on Tuesday afternoon.


Senator Ayotte met with local business leaders and discussed a variety of issues Monday.

Chris Christie will be kicking off a town hall series in New Hampshire.

A committee has upheld the suspension of Rockingham County's finance director after she was accused of not reporting financial errors properly.

Manchester's City Hall needs repairs to its air conditioning system-or the facility may have to close on some days this summer.

Dover's City Council has scheduled a public hearing Wednesday on its $56 million city budget.

The Portsmouth City Council has approved developing protected bike lanes near Portsmouth High School.

In other Portsmouth news, a hearing on a proposed parking garage has been moved to May.

Salem's board of selectmen are discussing email and social media policies after one selectman came under scrutiny for comments he made on his Facebook page.

The City Council in Somersworth is moving forward with plans for an Iraq War memorial.

Derry could be among the towns in line for emergency funding related to the Blizzard of 2015.

The plan to combine 2 hockey teams in Nashua and Amherst is moving forward.


As his trial gets underway, a "stun belt" has been ordered for a man accused in a violent break-in at a Hampton home.

The trial of a Nashua man accused of sexually assaulting a boy in 2013 is underway.


Police in Manchester are investigating 3 armed robberies.

2 people are facing charges after a home break-in and assault in Rochester.

Men from Concord and Seabrook have been arrested in a Massachusetts home break-in.

A New Hampton man asked for lower bail after assaults in Hill involving a fire extinguisher.

A man is recovering after accidentally shooting himself in the hand in Exeter.

Speed may have played a role in a motorcycle crash involving a Salem man.

Police say Manchester teen is facing charges after being found with a stolen bike.

Keene Police are looking for 2 women involved in a theft at JC Penney.

A Grinch of a crime in Manchester, where a man has been charged with throwing a Christmas tree through a window. (It's April 7th, for the record.)

A dog was killed in a fire in Stratham.

A Gilford man was airlifted with life-threatening injuries after a fall from his roof last night.

Police in Durham are warning of mailings encouraging you to buy unnecessary insurance.


New Hampshire regulators are asking for a $3.6 million judgment against one of the largest investment firms in the nation, accusing it of selling high-risk real estate investments to elderly investors.

A pair of apartment proposals are being discussed in Manchester. One calls for 128 apartments to be built behind a Dunkin' Donuts on Candia Road. City regulators have approved a 152-townhouse project off Hackett Hill Road.


The Red Sox got their 2015 season off to a good start, with 5 home runs in a win over the Phillies.

Duke has won the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Championship, their 5th title.

Other news

A newly released New Hampshire Kids Count report looks at the well-being of kids across the Granite State.

A warning from Fish and Game officials: keep an eye on those bird feeders, because the bears are out there.

14 years after her husband piloted a plane into their home in Amherst, a widow is speaking out about the domestic abuse she experienced.

A Milford couple who died within days of each other-both due to pneumonia and flu-related ailments-were remembed at a memorial service last weekend.

A 165-mile mile hiking trail from the White Mountains to the Canadian border is getting over $30,000 in grants for an upgrade.

A red-tailed hawk is back in the wild after being released by New Hampshire Fish & Game officials.

National and World News

Deliberations are underway in the Boston Marathon bombing trial.

The defense has rested in the trial of Aaron Hernandez.

Hillary Clinton is expected to announce her candidacy for President in the next couple of weeks.

The UVA fraternity at the center of the now-discredited Rolling Stone rape investigation is suing the magazine.

A family of 8 has been found dead in a home in Maryland; a generator may be to blame.

A Massachusetts woman is facing DUI charges after crashing while trying to get directions. She's got a heck of a mug shot.

The bees got in the way of President Obama's annual book-reading at yesterday's White House egg roll.


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