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All Things New Hampshire: Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015


60 people were put out of their homes Monday morning after a partial roof collapse at a condo complex in Hooksett.

The Wal-Mart in Seabrook has closed over concerns with a concrete wall.

Not great news if you're hoping to clean off your roof: roof rakes are hard to find at local hardware stores.

Whether or not a Presidential candidate believes in evolution isn't a big deal to likely GOP primary voters in New Hampshire, according to a new NH1 poll.

Marco Rubio was in New Hampshire Monday and went one-on-one with NH1 Political Director Paul Steinhauser.

A voter challenged Marco Rubio on immigration during a town hall in Hollis yesterday.

Ex-Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore is in New Hampshire this week.

Another poll shows that Granite Staters are more optimistic about the state's economy.

A fire has destroyed a home in Litchfield.

23 ducks have been found dead in Penacook, and some kind of oil contaminant is to blame.

The Governor says 35,000 people have now signed up for the state's Medicaid expansion program.

A deadline to sign up for health insurance has been extended for some.

A power outage caused some issues in Manchester this morning, but only briefly.

An arrest has been made in a Nashua pizza shop burglary.

There's been a second arrest in a Nashua jewelry theft/pawn shop plot.

Gas prices have jumped again in NH.

Governor Hassan has stepped up the pursuit of Punxsatawney Phil. In South Carolina, Elsa has been "arrested" for her winter crimes. (Are people in South Carolina really the ones who should be complaining right now?)

The Red Sox Triple-A team may be on the move-but not very far.

Stories we're following from the NH1 Media Center today

Marco Rubio is speaking at a "Politics & Eggs" event this morning at St. Anselm's College.

Mont Vernon's Travis Hobbs has a license revocation hearing in Concord. Hobbs is the man who was acquitted of criminal charges in a a December 2013 accident that killed Amherst resident John Bachman.

The New Hampshire Department of Transportation will hold a Public Informational Meeting on the Plaistow Commuter Rail Extension Study at 7:00 pm at the Plaistow Town Hall.

Top News from around New Hampshire

Some residents along the Seacoast displaced by snow and roof problems are still waiting to return home.

A roof collapsed at an Exeter auto body shop over the weekend.

A water main break is causing problems for some residents in Auburn.

Dover officials are warning residents to stay off those icy roofs.

Concord could beat an all-time record for cold weather in February, and it's put a strain on home heating aid.

A setback for the state in the effort to learn the location of Mary Nunes, the 18 year-old who's been missing 10 years and whose mother will be tried on custodial interference.

Fairpoint workers will be facing some adjustments as they return this week after 4 months on strike.

Governor Hassan says roads and schools were common areas of concern at last weekend's National Governors' Association meetings. She's also joined the call for the passage of a "clean" bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security.

A parole hearing has been scheduled for Billy Flynn, convicted of killing Pamela Smart's husband back in 1990.

The blood testing for those exposed to tainted well water at Pease International Tradeport is moving forward.

The police chief in Alton says a local man arrested at a selectmen's meeting last week has been given plenty of warnings about his behavior.


Vice President Joe Biden will be picking up an award during his visit to the Granite State Wednesday.

The Governor has called for passage of a clean Homeland Security Bill.

A bill calling for a Federal Constitutional Convention is moving forward in Concord.

Manchester will allow parents to pull students out of the Smarter Balanced assessment testing when it's administered next month.

Plaistow's town manager appears to be headed to a similar job in Massachusetts.


More charges for a California man accused of kidnapping a New Hampshire teen.

Chester's deputy fire chief has pleaded guilty to assaulting his wife.

The Supreme Court has ruled that Nashua police can't reject a citizen's concealed carry permit appolication because of a prior DUI.

A jury has sided with the city of Nashua in the first of two back-pay suits.

Vandals who used a BB gun to shoot over 100 cars in Nashua last summer have been ordered to pay $37,000 in restitution.


A Pelham man has been arrested on charges he fled Texas with his 6 month-old child 18 months ago.

A drug overdose in Manchester has led to a probation arrest.

The body found outside the Concord Wal-Mart several days ago has been identified as a 29 year-old homeless mother.

A driver was arrested in a hit-and-run in the Queen City.

Heroin overdoses are on the rise in Laconia.

A fire at a Belmont mobile home has left a family without a place to live.

A cellphone used during a Seacoast screening of "American Sniper" led to police being called to the movie theater.


There's a new CEO for the New Hampshire Electric Cooperative.


The murder trial of Aaron Hernandez continues with the former Patriots player's housekeeper on the witness stand.

The Celtics picked up a win against Pheonix last night.

A key Bruins star is expected to miss several weeks due to an injury.

The Red Sox have picked up a hot Cuban prospect.

Other News

Rochester's Community Center is back open after being closed for 4 days over concerns about the building's roof.

National and World

Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell is offering a deal to get a Department of Homeland Security funding bill passed by a Friday deadline, but it's not clear if Democrats will take it.

ISIS is accused of kidnapping dozens of Christians in Syria.

A US-Iran nuclear deal is edging closer to reality.

A US jury has found Palestinian groups liable for damages from a series of attacks in Israel.

Marijuana is now legal in Alaska.

One of the stars of "American Horror Story" has died.


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