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All Things New Hampshire: Tuesday, March 31, 2015


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Investigators believe that a mother in Bedford shot her two young daughters, then herself, in an apparent case of murder-suicide. The husband, who's not considered a suspect, has a history with police and guns.

1 person is still being sought in connection with a Girl Scout cookie cash box theft.

Top aides to Hillary Clinton are making a swing through Iowa and New Hampshire.

A potential primary challenger to Hillary Clinton, former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley, is back in New Hampshire today.

Despite vocal opposition from health and human services advocates, the House version of the state budget is likely to pass.

Scott Brown is calling for an investigation into the NH National Guard's management after an officer was convicted on sex trafficking charges in Texas.

President Obama traveled to Boston Monday to attend the opening of a building dedicated to former Senator Ted Kennedy.

New life for a bill that would make the red-tailed hawk a state raptor.

A man is facing road rage charges in Macnhester after being accused of waving a gun at another driver, who had 2 kids in the car.

A Nashua man was charged after shooting his gun into the air in a neighborhood.

A woman found passed out in her car at a park in Manchester is now facing drug charges.

There's also drug charges against a former Grafton County corrections officer.

Avalanche risks are still a concern on Mount Washington.

The long cold winter forced some of us to get creative with our snow removal, like this North Country man who built a snowblower attachment to his pickup.

Stories we're following from the NH1 Media Center

Former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley is in the Granite State, speaking at "Politics & Eggs" in Bedford.

Several bills are being heard in committee in the state Senate today. A bill that would repeal the state's buffer zone for protestors around abortion clinics gets a hearing this morning. This afternoon, a Senate committee will discuss a bill related to breastfeeding in the workplace.

Elementary school students in Hampton Falls who proposed making the red-tailed hawk the official state raptor will be meeting with Governor Hassan today.

Public meetings will be held in Newmarket and at Great Bay Community College today to discuss the changes to the COAST bus service that will happen later this year, specifically the elimination of bus route 7.

At 11am, Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart will be at Hillside Middle School in Manchester to help unveil a new technology lab. The Celtics and Southern New Hampshire University purchased 30 new Chromebook computers and a 60-inch TV and cart for the lab.

At 1pm, Senator Jeanne Shaheen will be at Pinkerton Academyto learn about the STEM-related Project Lead The Way.

At 2pm, retired General Stanley McChrystal will give a presentation at the Rudman Center at the UNH School of Law in Concord.

There's a public information session tonight in Portsmouth concerning blood testing for those impacted by contaminated water at the former Pease Air Force Base.

Exeter's Zoning Board of Adjustment is scheduled to meet again tonight to discuss Seacoast Family Promise's request for a special zoning exception for a homeless day center in a residential area

Landlocked salmon fishing season begins today in the state's larger lakes.

Top News

The father and husband of the family found dead in Bedford called 911 after discovering the bodies.

Department of Public Works employees in Hooksett say their boss is abusive.

The bus driver in Nottingham accused of downloading an app just before a crash on her route has pleaded not guilty.

A middle school student in Amherst has admitted writing a fake bomb threat on a classroom chalk board last Friday.

Transcripts of an interview of an elderly woman who left a Portsmouth police officer a huge inheritance (now disputed) suggest she was very fond of him, and also that her memory was not the best.


Senator Kelly Ayotte has no regrets about co-signing a letter to Iran regarding the ongoing nuclear talks.

Manchester's mayor is making a little bit more than what's listed in the city charter.

There's support to re-hire the former town administrator in Auburn, who resigned last month, though why he quit remains a mystery.

Ohio's Governor has RSVPed to the NH GOP Summit in April.

Lindsey Graham is filling out his schedule for an April visit to the Granite State.

Carly Fiorina has hired a New Hampshire state director.

The number of opt-outs in Manchester for the Smarter Balanced Assessment tests are growing.

A demonstration is planned at the State House Wednesday to draw attention to the state's growing issue with heroin addiciton.

Police and Fire

A woman cited for a wrong-way turn after a Sunday crash near the Hampton tolls on I-95 is in stable condition.

A Laconia man was hurt in a snowmobile crash in Stewartstown last night.

Portsmouth Police say a woman was drunk and texting before a Sunday morning crash.

A Newmarket woman has been charged with kicking a police officer.

Fires in Epping and Raymond remain under investigation.

An outbuilding was destroyed after an electrical fire in Derry.

A Connecticut man has been fined after being accused of violating New Hampshire's "Do Not Call" registry.

A former treasurer of a Waterville Valley property management company has been accused of stealing more than $10,000.


Unitil is being accused of deceiving customers by assessing back charges on bills they thought had already been paid.

A company in Northwood is being credited with making replica Senate desks for the new Edward M. Kennedy Institute in Boston.

Salem officials have scheduled a public information meeting next month to discuss the proposed Kinder-Morgan natural gas pipeline.

An investment firm owned by the woman who also holds a paper mill in Gorham is facing fraud charges.

The falling value of the Steeplegate Mall in Concord is expected to have a trickle-down effect on taxpayers.


A Pinkerton wrestler is celebrating a national title after an undefeated season.

A proposal to combine Nashua and Souhegan High's hockey teams has gotten the OK of the Nashua school board.

Other News

Renovations at Salem High may cause traffic issues.

The TV show "Finding Bigfoot" is bringing its search to New Hampshire.

A Merrimack woman is the star of a series of videos showing her making oragami cranes at various locations around the world.

Where's that cat of yours? Now you don't have to wonder-there's a Cat Tracker app.

National and World News

The girlfriend of the German pilot who intentionally crashed a plane into the French Alps says she didn't know about any problems.

Indiana's Governor is promising a fix after outrage over a new law that many are saying is discriminatory.

The prosecution has rested in the Boston Marathon bombing case.

The fiancee of Aaron Hernandez testified in his murder trial Monday that she can't remember where she dumped a box he gave her. Prosecutors believe the box has the gun that was used to kill

Florida Senator Marco Rubio is getting ready to announce his 2016 plans.

A well-known car is coming back on the market.


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