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All Things New Hampshire: Tuesday, January 12, 2016


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Donald Trump held a campaign rally/town hall in Windham on Monday, drawing another large crowd. Trump later booted someone from Monday's rally after the heckler called his speech "boring"-watch the video here. In a story you heard first on NH1 News, Trump says he'll be back in New Hampshire on Saturday and again next Monday.

The Secret Service agent who suffered a spinal cord injury in an accident in New Hampshire last month got married last weekend. Garrett Fitzgerald and his fiancee originally planned to marry in March but moved things up so he could focus on his rehab.

A church in Hudson is picking up the pieces after a vehicle slammed into the entrance of their building. The driver is now facing DWI charges.

Police have found a missing 14 year-old girl from Seabrook.

A judge has ruled against most requests to suppress evidence in the case of Nathaniel Kibby, the Gorham man accused of kiddnaping a 14 year-old girl and sexually assaulting her over a 9-month period between October 2013 and July 2014.

The boyfriend of the mother of Bella Bond, facing murder charges for killing the girl-know on as "Baby Doe" for months after her body was found on a Boston beach last June-appeared in court on Monday and pleaded not guilty.

Seth Mazzaglia, the man convicted of killing UNH student Lizzi Marriott in October of 2012 and sentenced to life in prison, has a parole hearing next month on a separate witness tampering charge.

Michael Robie, the man who was sentenced to prison for facilitating the killing of a developmentally disabled man through a series of jailhouse calls, is eligible for parole on one of his charges.

Police in Concord say a man who first was "aggressive" while panhandling in the parking lot of a Wal-Mart-going so far as to threaten shoppers unless they gave him money-had to be tasered after he later drove off, hit several parked cars, and then crashed his vehicle Friday night.

One of the women wanted in connection with last week's attempted robbery in Manchester-foiled when the 65-year-old grandmother and would-be victim shot the assailant-has turned herself in.

Two heroin dealers and a would-be heroin buyer were arrested in Salem in recent days, while police also responded to an overdose death in a hotel room.

Police in Manchester arrested a man over the weekend after two officers observed him acting suspiciously while attempting to enter a locked car.

A woman killed in a pedestrian accident involving a vehicle in Manchester last week has been identified.

Wednesday's estimated Powerball jackpot is $1.3 billion dollars, and Granite Staters are pouring money into purchasing lottery tickets-but where does that money go? We bring you the answer.

NH1's Kevin Landrigan gives us an update on what the legislature is working on now that lawmakers are back in session-and why they're moving at breakneck speed so early after reconvening.

Residents in Bedford are concerned about a proposed bar/restaurant and banquet room space on the site of the former Weathervane restaurant on Route 101.

The Henniker Youth Hockey Association got the "Bruins Treatment" during a free hockey clinic on Monday afternoon.

Gas prices continue their downward trend in New Hampshire, dropping 2 cents in the last month.

Tom Brady's getting fired up for another playoff run, releasing a nostalgic playoff video to get you hyped for Saturday's divisional round game against the Chiefs.

Events we're following from the NH1 Media Center

President Obama delivers his final State of the Union address tonight. You can watch the address on WBIN-TV tonight at 9pm. It'll also be broadcast on 99.1 NH1 News and online at nh1.com.

The New Hampshire Supreme Court is expected to rule today on the appeal of Roland Dow, convicted in a brutal assault of his then-girlfriend's 3 year-old boy in 2012. Dow claims Jessica Linscott shouldn't have been allowed to testify that he abused her.

Derry residents can sound off on the town's proposed school budget at a a public hearing tonight at 6:30pm at West Running Brook Middle School.

Rockingham County residents will get their chance to weigh in on the proposed Northern Pass transmission line project at the Site Evaluation Committee's public hearing tonight at 6pm at Londonderry High School.

Top News from around New Hampshire

At 9am lawmakers hold a Joint Public Hearing on Substance Abuse Legislation-making fentanyl possession and distribution a crime on the same level as heroin is the subject of the hearing, which will be attended by Governor Hassan.

Chelsea Clinton, daughter of Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, will campaign in the Granite State today. She first appears at the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center in Concord at 9:45am. She'll then attend an organizing event at the Millyard Museum in Manchester at 11:45am. Her day wraps up at the Portsmouth Brewery in Portsmouth at 2:45pm.

Texas Senator and Republican Presidential candidate Ted Cruz makes a rare visit to New Hampshire today; he'll hold a a 2nd Amendment rally with former U.S. Rep. Bob Barr and Tim Macy at the Granite State Indoor Range in Hudson at 1pm, followed by a "State of Our Union town hall meeting" at Londonderry High School cafeteria at 6 p.m. In between, Cruz will visit NH1 News and will speak with Howie Carr at around 4:30pm.

Carly Fiorina's husband Frank hits the campaign trial today, attending a "Mental Health in NH" discussion at Genesis Behavioral Health on Church Street in Laconia at 8:45am. He then tours the State House at 11:20am.

Just 7 Republican Presidential candidates will be on the stage for Thursday's Fox Business News debate.

Opiates are far and away the leading cause of the confirmed drug overdose deaths in New Hampshire in 2015.

The first of several public hearings on the proposed Northern Pass transmission line project were held before a packed house in Franklin on Monday night.

A group of citizens is circulating a petition calling for a vote of no confidence in the superintendent who cancelled dances at Exeter High School.

Former Portsmouth Police Sergeant Aaron Goodwin plans to appeal his firing at an arbitration hearing in March. The city says it plans to "vigorously defend" its decision, which came after Goodwin was accused of coercing an elderly woman into leaving him a $2.7 million inheritance.


Former Florida Governor and Republican Presidential candidate Jeb Bush is reminding voters of his record as the New Hampshire primary nears.

Six Presidential candidates have taken the "Problem Solvers Promise" from the bipartisan group No Labels.

State officials say New Hampshire customers of health plans under the Affordable Care Act (or "Obamacare" depending on your point of view") got nearly $200 each in refunds.

The State Insurance Department says that while more New Hampshire residents have insurance, they're also paying more for it.

As residents of several cities find more and more dirty syringes littering their neighborhoods, one lawmaker wants to legalize a needle exchange program.

The Berlin school board is making the anti-overdose drug Narcan available in its schools.

Selectmen in Barrington took no action last night on what to do with the pile of debris from the demolition of the old town hall that was found to contain asbestos.

Manchester's school board members got a look at city students' Smarter Balanced Assessment test scores last night, and learned that the scores improved after the "zeros" from students who refused to take the test were excluded.

Concord's City Council could be reversing direction on a proposal to reduce Loudon Road from 4 lanes to 3 lanes.

Portsmouth's City Council has approved a 6-month contract for interim police chief David Mara.

Portsmouth officials believe that ground could be broken on a second downtown parking garage by the end of this year.

Farmington's Superintendent, who's been at odds with union officials for years, has been placed on paid administrative leave.

The track at the Alvrine High School in Hudson was the hot topic at a budget hearing Monday night.

Somersworth's City Council has approved a plan to allow a sober living facility for women to operate out of the former Malley Farm Boys Home.

Selectmen from Stratham and Exeter signed off on a deal Monday night that allows Stratham to buy water from Exeter.


A man from Antrim was found not guilty by a jury on charges he tried to kill his girlfriend when he visited her at Hampstead Hospital back in May, but was convicted on several domestic violence-related charges.

A man from the Bronx in New York City is being held on $75,000 cash bail after his arrest on Friday at a hotel in Portsmouth on charges he sold cocaine to an undercover informant.


For the second time in 5 months, a neighborhood in Salem is dealing with vandalism.

A Nashua woman is facing charges she assaulted a police officer in Merrimack.

Police in Lebanon are asking for help identifying a man they say used a stolen credit card at a Price Chopper supermarket on Christmas Eve.

A buildup of creosote in a wood stove-created when you don't burn a hot enough fire regularly-may be to blame for a fire at a home in Canterbury on Sunday evening.

Investigators are still trying to determine the source of the carbon monoxide that killed a man from Nashua found unconscious in his condominium just before New Year's.

A real mess Monday morning on the Spaulding Turnpike, where sun glare's being blamed for 5 separate crashes on the southbound side on the Dover-Newington line.

Police in Portsmouth say they're close to arresting the driver who struck several parked cars in a driveway on Lafayette Road on Saturday night.


Manchester's historic Palace Theater is getting a whole new view from the balcony.

The co-founder of Manchester's SEE Science Center is set to retire after 30 years on the job.

Infiniti of Nashua is looking to expand its dealership by demolishing two existing buildings to build an even larger building.

Other News

A recently completed planning study is rejecting a proposal to build a roundabout at the Nashua-Hudson line.

Dover Middle School Principal Kim Lyndes has been named the Middle School Principal of the Year.


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