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Police in Allenstown say they've gotten dozens of new leads in the cold case investigation into the deaths of 3 children and 1 woman found in barrels in the woods.

Canterbury residents were on hand Monday as selectmen discussed a petition that would do away with the town's troubled police department.

1 person is dead after a fiery crash in Henniker Monday afternoon.

In the wake of last week's mass shooting in California, a New Hampshire defense company paid NH1 News a visit and offered tips on how to handle active shooter situations.

Donald Trump has drawn condemnation from both political parties for suggesting a "complete shutdown" on Muslims entering the U.S.

Senator Kelly Ayotte is engaged in a war of words with Democrats over her support of an amendment barring those on the "no-fly" list from purchasing guns.

The state's Site Evaluation Committee says Eversource's application for the Northern Pass transmission line project is complete.

Federal officials say more than 9,000 New Hampshire residents enrolled in health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act during the first month of the latest enrollment period.

A teenager seriously hurt after being hit by a car in Hudson on Sunday is improving.

The trial of Kyle Witty is underway-the truck driver is accused of manslaughter for ignoring a red light and crashing into a vehicle on Route 101A in Merrimack last year, killing a Nashua woman.

The drivers involved in a serious head-on collision in Derry last weekend have been identified.

Police in Hollis are charging a man with DWI and marijuana possession after crashing his truck early Monday morning.

Police in Merrimack say a woman is facing charges after punching a hole in a wall during a dispute.

A member of the cartel run by Mexican drug lord known as "El Chapo" was sentenced to 17 years in prison by a federal court in New Hampshire.

A Manchester man is facing charges he assaulted an officer who asked him to leave a city nightclub last weekend.

A Merrimack man is facing charges for repeatedly violating a restraining order.

A state agency is trying to find new homes for dozens of New Hampshire children who are ready to be adopted.

Fish and Game officials are investigating after a moose was found shot dead and with its antlers missing in Errol.

A chair honoring POWs and MIA soldiers was moved to the State House Hall of Flags in a ceremony that took place Monday in Concord.

The average price of gas in New Hampshire has dropped a penny in the last week, according to the website GasBuddy.com

Lawyers for the NFL players' union say that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell made "a sweeping grab for power" during the Deflategate controversy involving Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.

Events we're following from the NH1 Media Center

The legislature's task force addressing the state's opioid crisis holds a day-long meeting today as it continues to work on recommendations for the full legislature.

Florida Governor Jeb Bush will attend the AARP New Hampshire Social Security Summit at St. Anselm's College in Manchester this afternoon.

Hillary Clinton campaigns in New Hampshire today, holding a town hall meeting in Salem this evening. She's expected to propose a new tax credit for the manufacturing sector.

Nashua Aldermen will vote Tuesday on whether the city should buy the Mine Falls hydroelectric plant and borrow $4.2 million to pay for it.

Michael Younge appears in court today. Younge's accused of the shooting death of Michael Pittman outside his home in Manchester last month.

Top News

A convicted New Hampshire sex offender was in court Monday seeking to have his name removed from the registry, and doesn't think he should have to go through a hearing to decide his status based on a recent state Supreme Court ruling.

In addition to the state's Site Evaluation Committee saying the application for the Northern Pass transmission line project is complete, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has accepted the application for the Kinder Morgan natural gas pipeline.

Residents who live along the proposed path for the Northern Pass transmission line project say decades-old easement agreements with the predecessor to Eversource aren't enough for the utility company to move forward with the project, and are challenging their legality.

A Dover man is facing charges in Saturday's hit-and-run accident in Berwick, Maine, that killed a disabled veterans' service dog.

The prison sentence for Kat McDonough, jailed for her role in the death of UNH student Lizzi Marriott, ends this coming July.


A new poll has Texas Senator Ted Cruz overtaking Donald Trump in Iowa in the race for the Republican Presidential nomination.

Republican Presidential candidate Chris Christie has picked up another endorsement from a prominent Republican in New Hampshire-State Senator Jeb Bradley.

GOP Presidential candidate and Kentucky Senator Rand Paul is the first confirmed candidate for the state Republican Party's "First in the Nation" town hall meeting series in January.

The State GOP chair is harshly criticizing Donald's Trump's call Monday to restrict Muslims from entering the U.S. A Manchester businessman says he's no longer supporting Trump after Monday's comments.

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is telling super PACS that want to help him to spend their money somewhere else.

President Obama and Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton caught up for lunch Monday.

Second District Congresswoman Annie Kuster says she didn't mean to vote yes on a bill that's intended to speed up natural gas exports and lead to quicker approvals of natural gas pipelines.

New Hampshire is winning praise from a national advocacy group for increasing funding and passing bills in 2015 aimed at giving people better access to mental health care.

The Attorney General's office is urging local communities to reconsider using a Hampton investment firm after that firm was fined $100,000 by the Securities Exchange Commission for fraudulent advertisement.

Two Alderman in Nashua say they won't support raises for school employees until 101 custodial jobs with city schools are resolved.

Portsmouth officials say there's a couple of stumbling blocks in the effort to get the city's second parking garage built.

The debate over regulations for Uber drivers in Portsmouth drags on, as the City Council gave initial approval to proposed changes to the city's ride-sharing ordinance.

After a lengthy debate, the Portsmouth City Council has approved a master plan for the city-owned Sagamore Creek property.

Dover officials are considering making permanent a 3-way stop put in place during the Silver Street construction project.


A Massachusetts man has been convicted on charges he forced women in the Portsmouth area into prostitution by controlling their access to heroin.

A Keene businessman accused of kicking his neighbor's dog, leading to its death, has waived his arraignment and will go to trial next year.

A Portsmouth woman was sentenced Monday to jail time for stealing $108,000 from her boss.

The woman who's become known as the "Uber Grandma"-who's been cited with violating Portsmouth's ordinance regulating ride-sharing services-wants to take her case to trial.


A Rindge man is being held on $75,000 after police say he threatened family members Sunday evening, leading to a SWAT team being called to his home.

Police are looking for a man they say took $65,000 from a home in Bartlett.

A drowsy driver is being blamed for a rollover crash on I-93 in Canterbury Monday morning.

Police and fire officials in New Hampshire say the state is getting heavier-and it's becoming a problem for them.

Manchester Police are cracking down on panhandlers in the city.

A Woodsville man is appealing a prior conviction for marijuana possession all the way to the Supreme Court...but didn't exactly help his cause when was arrested again with what police are calling "a large quantity" of marijuana and a handgun.

Firefighters were able to use Narcan to revive a 23 year-old man in Gosling Meadows Sunday afternoon.

Other News

Nashua's Broad Street Parkway is finally set to open on December 19th.

A Raymond mother got a pleasant surprise when she found out an anonymous donor paid a large share of her layaway bill at Wal-Mart.

The Wreaths Across America truck convoy made its way through New Hampshire Monday as it delivers wreaths to Arlington National Cemetery and other gravesites for military veterans.

Wreaths were also laid on the graves of World War I veterans in Portsmouth on Monday.


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