Feb 17, 2015 7:50 AM

All Things New Hampshire: Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015


Blowing snow on I-95 in Portsmouth caused a number of accidents and led to the closing of the road for a short time Tuesday.

Several water main breaks are causing headaches around New Hampshire.

Contractors are removing snow from the roof of a Portsmouth apartment complex that's been evacuated due to a pair of roof collapses over the weekend.

An elementary school was evacuated in Epping out of concerns over heavy snow.

The body of a missing hiker was found Monday afternoon in the White Mountains.

A vehicle tumbled down a 250-foot embankment in a Monday morning accident on Interstate 89 in Lebanon.

NH1's Paul Meuller takes a look at hospital security in the Granite State in "Detecting Danger".

Lawmakers in Concord are plowing through a series of bills ahead of a week-long break.

A man tells police in Manchester he was attacked and robbed over the weekend.

A 6-year old is recovering after being hit by a vehicle in Manchester.

Police in Manchester are investigating a report of shots fired on Sunday night.

Gas prices are on the rise in New Hampshire.

Stories we're following from the NH1 Media Center today

Casino legislation is back in Concord. There's a hearing for casino-related legislation this morning at 9am.

Just before 10:30 a.m.,Senator Jeanne Shaheen will visit AssureTec in Manchester today to meet with company officials and discuss the impact a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) funding lapse would have on the company and national security. Later, Shaheen will visit Sealite in Tilton at 2:20 p.m. where she will receive a briefing from company officials and tour Sealite's manufacturing and distribution facility.

At 10:30 a.m., Governor Maggie Hassan will present her budget proposal to the Joint Senate-House Finance Committee.

Tuesday afternoon, the House Committee on Labor, Industrial and Rehabilitative Services will hold a hearing on a bill that would make New Hampshire a so-called "Right-to-Work" state.

UNH President Mark W. Huddleston will deliver the State of the University address this afternoon at 1 p.m. at Memorial Union Building's Granite State Room.

Newmarket Rep. Adam Schroadter is holding a news conference this afternoon at 1:30 p.m. to discuss HB 618, his bill that addresses penalties for marijuana possession.

Small Business Administrator Seth Goodall pays a visit to McIntyre Ski Area in Manchester to talk about how snow-related businesses are important to the local economy.

Portsmouth's City Attorney is expected to present the Council with a revised taxi ordinance that covers ride-sharing services like Uber. Taxi drivers in the city have objected to Uber operating in Portsmouth. Among the other issues the Council will discuss is an update on a rooming house on Brewster Street that's been operating without a permit for almost a year.

Top News from around New Hampshire

Similar to what happened in Epping, a school in Newton was evacuated over concerns there was too much snow on the roof.

Wind speeds were higher at Mt. Washington Observatory than they've been in years.

It appears to be a record month for cold weather in Nashua.

Half of Mont Vernon was without power for a time on Monday thanks to some downed utility poles.

Berlin's mayor says the city is lucky a water main break wasn't much worse.

A burst pipe has led to the evacuation of an apartment building in Somersworth.

A broken sprinkler pipe has caused some ceiling tiles to fall at the Shaw's Supermarket in Derry.

A frozen pipe led to the cancellation of classes at Pinkerton Academy in Derry.

Public Works crews and newspaper delivery workers are among those who are struggling to do their work in the aftermath of all the recent snow.

Possible 2016 hopeful Chris Christie used some blunt language in remarks in Concord.

The battle over the future of a Londonderry salvage yard, damaged recently by fire, continues while the yard continues to operate.


As the casino debate returns to Concord Tuesday, a look at other states suggests the return on investment isn't what it used to be.

A DC-based organization focusing on teacher quality has released a report comparing New Hampshire's teacher pension system to those in other states.

The Attorney General's office has gotten involved in a dispute over the printing of school ballots in Litchfield.

A 19 year-old college freshman hopes to become the youngest female state rep in New Hampshire history.


A sprinkler system is being credited for helping knock down a garage fire in Derry.

Sub-zero temperatures made it a challenge for firefighters at a house fire in Gilmanton Monday.

A man is facing charges for shaking his 3 month-old son...all because he was upset over video games.

A Pembroke woman is facing DWI charges after rolling her car onto its roof Sunday evening.

Spinouts in a hotel parking lot have led to charges along the Seacoast.

A 2-alarm house fire in Unity has displaced two people.


A comeback bid left the Bruins on the losing end of a matchup with the Flames.


Granite State Car dealers were reporting brisk business on President's Day.

Officials at Eversource Energy (formerly PSNH) remain optimistic over the future of the Northern Pass project.

Merrimack is preparing for an upcoming battle over a proposed natural gas pipeline by hiring an environmental attorney.

Long-delayed development of a former Coca-Cola bottling plant in Salem could finally be moving forward.

Plans for an expanded CVS pharmacy on Main Street in Nashua go before the planning board Thursday.

Other News

A new UNH study suggests a link between flame-retardant chemicals and health issues like obesity and diabetes.

National and World News

They could be gettiing loser to selecting a jury in the Boston Marathon bombing trial.

A train derailment in West Virginia led to a massive fire and evacuations.

20 people are dead after a Taliban suicide attack in Afghanistan.

Common Core testing begins this week in Ohio.

A federal judge has halted the President's executive action on immigration.

Prosecutors are expected to rest in the trial of the man accused of killing the "American Sniper".

New details about the man accused in last weekend's deadly shootings in Denmark.

For once, it's not us getting slammed with snow-the southern US is dealing with a snowstorm.

Lady Gaga has gotten engaged.


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