Dec 2, 2014 8:34 AM

All Things New Hampshire: Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014

Welcome to Tuesday. The weekend is still too far away, but at least it's not Monday.

Stories that have us talking on

Some ice is in the forecast for tonight-Clayton Stiver's got the complete breakdown of what to expect.

Ahead of the swearing in of the new legislature this week, new House Speaker Bill O'Brien has named his opponent for the post his second in command.

Despite some big money being raised by Democrats, Senate Republicans were able to hold onto control. NH1's Kevin Landrigan breaks down how they did it.

A Portsmouth man has been charged with trying to strangle his neighbor's dog, claiming the dog's barking was annoying him.

Watch a full bad month of driving, captured by a Manchester man (including footage from last week's storm).

A big "whoops" in Keene, where a forklift falls on a house.

2 more people have been charged in connection with rioting in Keene back in October.

A Merrimack man has been charged in a domestic disturbance.

Police believe drugs are the cause of the death of a 28-year old man in Littleton.

Small business Saturday was a boost to downtown Portsmouth.

Make-A-Wish New Hampshire got a big donation last night.

Gas prices are down again in New Hampshire.

Here's some events that we're following today:

In Washington, Senator Kelly Ayotte is co-hosting a forum in the U.S. Capitol entitled "Addiction: Understanding the Science and Addressing Collateral Consequences." She's speaking at 10;30am.

State officials are holding a meeting on shellfish rules for 2015 tonight in Portsmouth. Those officials say a recent study shows that shellfish harvesting in parts of Portsmouth Harbor near the Pierce Island Wastewater Treatment facility need to be closed.

Keene officials are holding a public meeting to get feedback from the community on the future of the Pumpkin Festival, marred in October by rioting nearby. It's at 6:30pm at the L.P. Young Student Center on the Keene State College Campus.

We've had Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday-now it's "Giving Tuesday".

Top News from around the Granite State:

Governor Hassan thanked utility crews for their hard work in cleaning up last week's outages.

The melted snow led to a few new outages yesterday, but utility operations appear to be back to normal now.

Nashua has not scheduled any special pickup for broken limbs that fell on private property during last week's storm.

The grandmother of a 3-year old girl found dead last week in Nashua is asking for money to help pay for the girl's burial as the investigation into the death continues.

Neighbors near the scene of that murder-suicide say they're shaken.

The man charged in the dog strangling case we mentioned earlier has a history of violence.

State Employment Security officials are blaming a glitch for a security breach involving 2700 people collecting unemployment benefits.

A total of 170 Keene State College students have been disciplined by the school for their actions during the rioting near the Pumpkin Festival in October.

Concerns are growing over a proposed medical marijuana facility in Epping.


A judge has ruled that a box of guns found in a basement in Massachusetts can be used as evidence in an upcoming trial surrounding a violent break-in in Hampstead.

A rape trial for a former Dover City Councilor is underway.

A man accused of robbing banks in Dover and Manchester made his first court appearance Monday.

Raymond Black, accused of sexually assaulting an underage girl and soliciting others, is asking to have his charges split up into separate trials.

A Rochester man has been indicted for stealing alcohol from a State Liquor store and then running from police.


The pizza delivery man who was the subject of a robbery attempt early Monday wonders in a blog if he acted too calmly when he fought off two muggers.

A man suspected of a sexual assault in Nashua is back in town after being arrested in Texas.

A woman from Barrington is facing a DWI charge after a crash in Rochester.

3 people have been hurt in a head-on crash in Salem.

A woman was seriously hurt in a 3-vehicle crash in Londonderry.

Officais say a fire on Friday that left a Chester family homeless doesn't appear to be suspicious.

A man who was wounded in a shooting in Manchester Sunday night is now facing charges of criminal threatening.

Two women have been arrested in a Bedford burglary case.

Police in Middleton are investigating a home burglary in which several guns were stolen.


The Governor and Executive Council will consider providing additional compensation for a Manchester police officer shot in the line of duty in 2012.

A second candidate in the race to be Nashua's Mayor has declared their intention to run.

Salem officials are considering putting a cap on how tall downtown buildings can be.

Officials at Oyster River High School made their case Monday for why the school needs a new turf field that could cost taxpayers up to $1.7 million.


Local stores were playing catch-up after power outages disrupted the normal Thanksgiving weekend routine.

People around New Hampshire cashed in on Cyber Monday.

The former President of BAE Electrical Systems in New Hampshire is back in the post once again.

The sale of Foster's Daily Democrat to Seacoast Media Group became official Monday.

A 50-acre parcel of Rockingham Park will be sold after getting Planning Board approval in Salem.

A long-running restaurant on Nashua's Main Street has abruptly shut its doors.

Other Local News

UNH officials are hoping a grant will help students on campus kick the tobacco habit.

Veterans Count Nashua says they're edging closer to their $1 million fundraising goal.

Just a heads up if you live in Manchester: the city's winter parking ban is now in effect.

New Hampshire and Vermont Christmas tree farms are sending trees to military families.

The boards of the Boys & Girls Clubs in Concord and the Lakes Region have merged.

A longtime nature columnist and former politician has died.

The Fairchild Dairy Teaching & Research Center at UNH has received an award from the Dairy Farmers of America.

World and National News

Black Friday was a bit of a bust for retailers this year.

3 crime scenes, 4 victims in a shooting spree in West Virginia.

Controversy continues in St. Louis over several Rams players' gesture in tribute to Michael Brown over the weekend.

Rand Paul says he's running for re-election to the US Senate in 2016. (He's also still considering a run for President.)

Ohio Senator Rob Portman, on the other hand, isn't running for President.

A new poll shows Hillary Clinton and Mitt Romney being the top choices for voters in 2016.

A GOP aide has resigned after a Facebook post criticizing President Obama's daughters.

Gun sales boomed in November.

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was on the bench Monday, 5 days after a procedure to clear a blocked artery.

Bill Cosby has resigned from Temple University's board of trustees.

Over 50 are missing after a South Korean fishing ship sank in the Bering Sea.

The captain of the wrecked Costa Concordia Cruise ship is on the stand in his manslaughter trial.


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