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All Things New Hampshire: Tuesday, January 5, 2016


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With some of the coldest weather thus this winter on tap, Concord is opening a new homeless shelter today, but its arrival comes with some concerns from neighbors.

The state's legislative task force tackling the opioid crisis is recommending 10 bills to the full legislature-will it be enough?

The driver in a deadly Grantham crash over the weekend has been identified as a 24 year-old Massachusetts man.

A noise complaint led to the arrest of a couple accused by Manchester police of dealing crack cocaine out of their hotel room.

With Bill Clinton campaigning in New Hampshire on behalf of wife Hillary's Democratic Presidential campaign, discussion of the former president's infidelities is back in the political conversation. Kentucky Senator and GOP candidate Rand Paul says Hillary Clinton has "opened the door" to that conversation.

Another candidate who's not afraid to talk about former President Clinton, Donald Trump, says he's willing to spend $2 million in ads per week leading up to the NH primary vote.

NH1's Kevin Landrigan followed the Bernie Sanders campaign Monday, as the Democratic Presidential candidate told supporters there's no time for the "establishment politics" of Hillary Clinton. Sanders also spoke 1-on-1 with NH1 Radio on Monday, and discussed the economy, guns, the Middle East, and his campaign.

Among some of the legislation that will be considering in Concord this coming session is a proposal by a state rep to decriminalize prostitution in New Hampshire. Another bill would allow 18-year-olds to drink alcohol, with supervision.

As armed militants continue to hold a federal building in Oregon, a Rochester man with ties to the men leading the occupation says the conflict could end badly.

Police in Keene are warning of a new lethal form of heroin that's made it's way to New Hampshire known on the streets as "Hollywood" and believed responsible for several overdoses.

The New Hampshire attorney general says the state has reached an agreement with a recycling company that will pay $200,000 to resolve hazardous waste allegations.

Police have identified the driver killed in a crash on I-93 in Sugar Hill last week.

A Laconia woman convicted of negligent homicide after a high-speed boat crash that killed her best friend in 2008 is back in court - this time charged with texting while driving.

A basement fire damaged a home in Hudson on Monday.

Police say a man is facing charges for DWI twice in a 24-hour span while stealing his own car from a Durham impound lot.

A good news/bad news situation for Patriots fans-Tom Brady's injured ankle isn't broken, but he's dealing with a sprain heading into their divisional playoff game a week from Saturday.

The New Hampshire Liquor Commission has a new marketing director.

Heading into the new year gas prices in New Hampshire continue to fall.

Fish and game officials are trying to track down a coyote who has a plastic bucket stuck on its head. No, really.

Events we're following from the NH1 Media Center

A pre-trial hearing for Julie Shine is scheduled for 9am this morning. Shine is accused of conspiring with her husband to sell an underage girl as a prostitute. William Shine was found guilty for his role after a trial late last year.

GOP Presidential candidate and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush attends an event held by the Greater Derry Chamber of Commerce this morning at 9am. Bush stops by the SNHU drug forum at 2:30pm. He holds a town hall in Dover tonight at 6pm at the Hellenic Center.

Carly Fiorina hosts a "Coffee with Carly" event at Belmont Hall Restaurant in Manchester this morning at 8am. At 12:45pm she attends a forum on drug addiction and the heroin crisis at Southern New Hampshire University in Hooksett. At 4pm she visits the New Hampshire Student Convention at the Radisson Hotel, and tonight at 7pm she holds a town hall at SNHU.

Senator Jeanne Shaheen will also be at the drug forum at SNHU at 10:30am this morning. This afternoon at 1pm, she visits the HOPE for New Hampshire Recovery Center in Manchester.

More candidates confirmed for the NH Student Convention:

- New Jersey Governor Chris Christie holds a town hall meeting at 9am.
- Kentucky Senator Rand Paul holds a town hall meeting at 11:55am.
- Ohio Governor John Kasich holds a town hall meeting at 12:45pm.
- Former Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore holds a town hall meeting at 1:30pm.
- Fiorina holds a town hall meeting at 4pm.
- Former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley holds a town hall meeting at 6pm.

Chris Christie follows up his visit to the NH Student Convention with a stop at the SNHU drug forum at 12:15pm.

In addition to his stop at the NH Student Convention, Rand Paul hosts a 3pm town hall in Concord at Havenwood-Heritage Heights, then hosts a second town hall at Exter Town Hall at 6:30pm.

Donald Trump holds another rally this evening in Claremont tonight at 7pm at Stevens High School.

A homeless shelter opens at St. Peter's Church in Concord today. The shelter's drawn concern from some neighbors who worry that the neighborhood could become "homeless central".

Top News

The state rep who drew national attention over the weekend at a Hillary Clinton campaign event for repeatedly attempting to ask the Democratic candidate about her husband's alleged sexual misconduct says she was obnoxious for a reason.

Police in Gilford say a local woman was held against her will for hours, but was able to talk her captor into letting her escape.

While investigators say last week's fire at the Alexandria home is suspicious, it may not have any connection to the death of an 11-month old boy who was injured there several weeks before.

Carbon monoxide appears to be the cause of death for a Nashua man found unconscious at his condominium over the weekend.

Almost two years after the force stopped using long-range firearms, ananonymous donor has donated to the Weare Police Department several semi-automatic rifles, though the chief says they hope not to ever use them.


A new TV ad released by Donald Trump shows footage that implies illegal immigrants crossing the US-Mexican border in droves. The only problem? The footage was apparently shot in Morocco.

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie tried to court the "angry voter" during a speech in Goffstown on Monday.

Jeb Bush is unveiling his proposal for curbing drug addiction ahead of a speech at a drug forum at Southern New Hampshire University today.

3 northern New Hampshire towns are getting ready to resume the annual tradition of early primary voting when the big day arrives next month.

Senator Kelly Ayotte paid a visit to the Manchester School of Technology on Monday.

The Governor's Executive Council has set the date for a public hearing on the Governor's nominee to be the new Health and Human Services Commissioner.

Portsmouth's new mayor is eyeing a pair of big projects for the city.

The Portsmouth Police Commission has approved a contract for interim police chief David Mara, formerly the Manchester Police Chief.

A pair of Seacoast lawmakers have proposed a bill that would allow cities like Portsmouth to enact bans on plastic bags.

Dover swore in its newly elected officials at a ceremony on Monday.

The city of Nashua aims to open a park-and-ride facility downtown by 2017.

Merrimack's planning board will meet to consider granting final approval and a waiver for a full site plan for a medical marijuana dispensary to be constructed on Daniel Webster Highway.

Selectmen in Canterbury have agreed to get involved in the debate over the Northern Pass transmission line project.


A Nashua man has been indicted on charges he confined his girlfriend at their Elm Street apartment for 3 months and repeatedly beat and raped her during that time.

A judge may reconsider his decision not to release the murder weapon used in the Pamela Smart case back to its former owner.

One of three people from Manchester charged in connection with a series of bank robberies is set to plead guilty.

A Rochester man accused of selling oxycodone to an informant has been indicted.

Accusations a Nashua woman stole lighters, candy bars and gummy fruit from a gas station may lead to 7 years in jail.


A new year brings some of the same challenges in the fight against drugs for Portsmouth, where the fire chief says they had to revive an overdose victim found in the bathroom of a Home Depot.

An early-morning boiler fire sent residents of an apartment building in Derry out into the cold weather.

A fire in Gorham was put out of their home by a garage fire Monday night.

Another early-morning fire displaced residents in Hooksett.

Police in Manchester say the driver of a pickup was hurt when he drove his vehicle into an apartment building on Beech Street last night.

Police say a Maine man dragged a Farmington woman alongside his SUV while trying to steal her purse on Sunday night.

A Manchester man was seriously hurt after being thrown from his vehicle during a crash on Route 101 in Wilton Sunday night.

One woman was taken to the hospital after a three-car crash in Rochester Monday morning.

Police in Nashua say a city man is facing charges after pointing a gun at a woman at his home on New Year's Eve.

A man is facing charges he failed to do the work after being contracted to replace siding at a home in Jaffrey.

A flagger working a nearby road construction project has been accused of stealing beer from a delivery truck at a Nashua store back in October.


BAE systems has picked up a $400 million military contract to develop electronic warfare systems for transportation aircraft.

A rail company says it hopes not to transload propane shipments at a railyard in Portsmouth this winter.

Owners of a restaurant in Raymond are considering opening a second location at the site of a now-closed iconic restaurant in Massachusetts.

Other News

Nighttime road closures are planned for Interstate 293 in Manchester as part of the ongoing Exit 4 interchange project.

A Raymond family whose mobile home was destroyed by fire last week is hoping they'll find two cats believed to be inside at the time of the fire got out and are safe.


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