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Mar 24, 2015 4:09 AM

All Things New Hampshire: Tuesday, March 24, 2015

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One lawmaker tells NH1 News that he's gotten death threats in reaction to comments he made during a legislative debate over a bill to make the red-tailed hawk the official state raptor. In a related story, the House clerk says it's too late to discipline another lawmaker who suggested during the debate over the bill the hawk would make a better mascot for Planned Parenthood.

Comedian John Oliver weighed in on the controversy on his HBO program "Last Week Tonight" over the weekend.

A Nashua woman has been charged with assaulting her 7 week-old child.

Windham Police are stepping up their presence at the high school after a threat written on a bathroom wall was discovered.

A Nashua man has been killed in a ski accident at Killington Resort.

A Manchester teen accused of shooting his girlfriend appeared in court Monday.

Proposed budget cuts at the Concord School District could lead to more kids walking to school.

An animal shelter in Manchester is trying to identify a dog that was reportedly thrown from a vehicle.

Now that Ted Cruz has announced he's running for President, will the Texas Republican have a leg up on his competitors? NH1 Political Director Paul Steinhauser takes a look.

A potential Republican 2016 candidate, Ohio Governor John Kasich, pays a visit to New Hampshire today.

A former Dover City Councilor was denied in his request to purge the voter checklist ahead of schedule, after he suggested a number of people weren't being honest about where they lived.

An emotional dad and his son were one of the highlights of the NCAA men's basketball tournament last weekend.

Gas prices have dropped slightly in New Hampshire in the last week.

Today's NH1 Top 5 looks at the top 5 most 'popular' N.H.-born celebrities (according to IMDB).

Check out a list of the best places to retire in the United States.

Stories we're following from the NH1 Media Center today

Today is the 1-year anniversary of the discovery of the bodies of the parents of Matthew Dion after a fire at their home in Manchester. Dion has been a fugitive ever since.

A group of Democratic legislators are holding a news conference this morning at 9:30am to talk about the ongoing state budget negotiations.

Ohio Governor John Kasich, a potential Republican candidate for President in 2016, is speaking at Politics and Eggs this morning. He'll also appear at a "Politics & Pies" event in Merrimack later today.

A Senate committee will hold a hearing today on a bill that would restrict schools' access to their students' social media accounts.

This afternoon, the New Hampshire Pipeline Awareness Network is hosting a forum between 1pm and 4:30pm at the Legislative Office Building in Concord. There will be a series of 'Information Stations' staffed by engineers with expertise on each subject to answer questions.

University of New Hampshire astrophysicist Harlan E. Spence will be one of four panelists at a Capitol Hill briefing Tuesday on "super storms" that can have profound effects on America's economy, public safety and well-being.

A proposed ordinance that would restrict panhandling goes before the Board of Aldermen in Nashua this evening.

Derry's Town Council is holding a meeting tonight to go over a budget proposal. Many town police and firefighters are concerned proposed cuts could lead to the elimination of positions in both departments.

The Hudson Police Department will be sponsoring the 53rd Semi-Annual American Red Cross Blood Drive at the Hudson Community Center on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 from noon until 7:00 pm.

Top News

After a family of 8 lost their home to fire in Lempster, the community has quickly rallied to their aid.

After announcing his resignation last week as head of the Rudman Center, former NH Supreme Court Chief Justice John Broderick has reportedly been banned from the UNH School of Law.

Hackers are taking credit for taking down governrment-run websites in Maine and New Hampshire yesterday.

Police in Epsom have charged a man with sexual assault and child endangerment.


A House budget-writing committee has approved cuts to a budget plan submitted by Governor Maggie Hassan, and more changes are expected. The committee did reverse course on eliminating coverage for "optional" Medicaid service.

The state could do away with probable cause hearings for those charged with felony crimes should a legislative bill move forward.

Manchester's School Board has voted to send a budget to the Board of Alderman that exceeds the tax cap, saying a budget under the cap wouldn't meet the city's educational needs.

It's the same story in Nashua, where the school board approved a budget just slightly over the cap.

Affordable housing was a topic of conversation at Portsmouth's City Council meeting Monday night.

Eversource officials will meet with a Concord City Council subcommittee to discuss the Northern Pass proposal.

A former alderman and a Deputy Fire Chief are facing off for an at-large alderman's seat in Nashua.

The Smarter Balanced test rollout continues despite some early hiccups.

There's a change of address for the NH State Police Marine Patrol-but it's not permanent.


An ex-Salem Police officer will spend 30 days in jail after being convicted on charges he assaulted a suspect during a police chase in 2013.

Even though drug crimes are on the rise in Grafton County, its "drug court" is being underutilized.


A man was taken to the hospital in Portsmouth after police say he broke into two homes while having a 'mental episode'.

A Dover man is facing heroin and gun charges after being arrested by police.

A warning from police in Goffstown after a string of burglaries were reported in the Pinardville section of town.

A Massachusetts man is facing charges in connection with a jewelry store robbery in Nashua.

Merrimack Police say they've arrested a man after finding a large amount of marijuana in a storage unit.

Police in Hooksett say a man is facing charges after being accused of exposing himself in a parking lot with drugs in his car.

Spinning tires led to charges for a man in Nashua on Sunday night.

A woman in Farmington was injured Sunday after her car went over a snowbank on Route 11.

If you're hiring a police detail in Salem, get ready to see some higher rates next year.


Liberty Utilities is looking to cut its rates heading into the warm weather.

Housing prices are up in NH, while real estate inventory has gone down.

An abandoned Portsmouth Mobil station is set to be demolished to make way for office space.

Other News

Construction on Main Street in Concord is underway-here's the schedule.

A Milford veteran received the Legion of Honor medal from France 70 years for his service in World War II.

Frisbie's CEO says expansion of Mental Health services in the region is a priority.

Londonderry's robotics team will compete in the New England championships after a strong showing at a competition at UNH over the weekend.

National and World News

A Germanwings Airbus has crashed in France-148 people on board are feared dead.

A witness in the Aaron Hernandez trial testified Monday that the former Patriots tight end gave a man in Florida $15,000 in exchange for two guns.

Security was beefed up at a NCAA women's basketball game that a niece of President Obama was playing in.

Police in Virginia say there's no evidence for Rolling Stone's college rape story.

Death by firing squad is officially back in Utah.

A grim end to a search for a family in Alaska after 4 bodies were discovered over the weekend.

Angelia Jolie says she's had her ovaries removed.

Crosby, Stills, & Nash (and sometimes Young) singer David Crosby was involved in a car accident with a jogger.


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