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Nov 25, 2014 8:30 AM

All Things New Hampshire: Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014


Good morning. It's the calm before the storm in New Hampshire, as the first major storm of the winter appears headed our way just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday travel on Wednesday. NH1's Clayton Stiver is tracking the storm and will have more coming up tonight at 5pm on WBIN-TV.

Here's some of the stories from NH1.com that have us talking:

Nationwide protests and rallies have followed the announcement that there will be no indictment in the shooting death of black teenager Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri.

Read the grand jury documents from the Ferguson case here.

There's no sale yet for Fuller Oil-Monday's bankruptcy hearing was pushed back to Tuesday.

Governor Hassan has gotten the fiscal committee's buy-in on $18 million in budget cuts.

A new report is recommending expanding access to a drug that counteracts overdoses on other drugs like heroin.

Fairpoint's still trying to restore service to several Concord businesses.

A teen suffered life-threatening injuries after the car his was driving flipped over into a marsh in Londonderry.

Police are still looking for whoever robbed a pizzeria in Dover.

A salmonella outbreak reported in 10 states has sickened 4 here in New Hampshire.

If you missed it, I spoke with former New York Governor George Pataki about his interest in running for the White House in 2016, along with several other topics.

Here's a look at some events we have our eye on today:

The Governor is speaking at the annual New Horizons Thanksgiving breakfast in Manchester.

The only U.S. President from New Hampshire, Franklin Pierce, will be honored on what would have been his 210th birthday at a ceremony at Old North Cemetery (just across the street from the NH1 Media Center) this morinng at 10.

The Governor and Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas will join the Marines for the kickoff of the 2014 Toys for Tots campaign at the Mall of New Hampshire at 10am.

Patriots star Vince Wilfork will be at an Eastern Bank in Bedford this morning dropping off toys as part of the Toys for Tots campaign.

It's turkey distribution day at the Nashua Soup Kitchen for needy families-Governor Hassan will be on hand. Later, Harbor Homes will be holding its 13th annual Thanksgiving Day Dinner.

Starting at 11am, Flatbread Pizza in Hampton will be donating a portion of the sales from its pizzas to the family of Dan Dugan, the Seabrook teen who was hospitalized for weeks with what his parents believe was a case of the Enterovirus D-68.

State Police will be holding a news conference today at noon previewing how they'll be handling the holiday travel, an event that will take on more meaning with the expected bad weather Wednesday.

They'll try again to hold a hearing in Bankruptcy Court in New Hampshire to approve the sale of Fuller Oil to Rymes Oil & Propane. Some last-minute sticking points forced the delay of the hearing yesterday.

Top Stories from around New Hampshire

Fred Fuller's ex-wife is one of the reasons the sale of Fuller Oil is being held up.

Two other potential buyers could step up if the sale of Fuller Oil to Rymes Oil & Propane falls through.

A Seabrook teenager who is believed to have contracted the Enterovirus D-68 is back home after weeks of recovery in Boston.

A proposed medical marijuana dispensary has been met with skepticism in Epping.

Police continue to investigate a series of smash-and-grab car break-ins in Manchester's Millyard area.

Nashua's school board has rejected a plan to sell alcohol at non-school events at an auditorium inside a middle school.

The Union-Leader is reporting that former White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card will be named the new President of Franklin Pierce University.

A poll says most people in New Hampshire would prefer that stores stay closed on Thanksgiving.


Senators Ayotte and Shaheen are looking for answers from the VA on the "choice program" they championed for New Hampshire veterans, many of whom need to seek treatment at a non-VA clinic.

Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas is criticizing the school board's decision to extend an agreement with Hooksett by one year that would allow Hooksett high school students to attend Manchester schools.

Manchester's school board has also OKed a contract for a private company to take over its driver's ed program.

Despite a dip in enrollment, Hudson's school budget is expected to increase next year.


A man will serve up to 30 years for the shooting of a bouncer in Manchester back in 2012.

A man has been indicted for wielding a chainsaw and setting fire to a picnic table in Chester over the summer.

A former Timberlane Regional Middle School teacher convicted on child porn charges is being granted early release by a judge.

A judge is considering dismissing charges against a former Rochester firefighter accused of taking drugs from a hospital intended for patients and keeping them for himself.


An out-of hand Monopoly game led to charges for a woman in Hooksett.

A Nashua man accused of shooting his girlfriend has been indicted.

A 7-Eleven in Manchester was robbed for the 4th time in two days Monday.

Another apparent overdose death is being investigated in Portsmouth.

A tractor-trailer was involved in an accident that pulled down a telephone pole and closed part of Route 28 in Epsom.

The Page Street market in Manchester was held up on Sunday.

Nashua's police chief is pushing for a pair of pawn shops to be shut down.

Durham police are warning of an increase in telephone scams in recent months.

Months after computers at Durham's police department were infected with a "ransomvirus", they're giving advice to other agencies on how to deal with it.

A Massachusetts man is facing identity fraud charges in connection with stolen credit cards in Hollis.

Other news

The UNH Wildcats football team are now #1 in two different polls heading into the FCS playoffs.

The group Right to Life is suing state agencies that have refused to release records involving the operations of abortion clinics run by Planned Parenthood and other organizations.

2 Habitat for Humanity volunteers who fell from the roof a house they were working on over the weekend are recovering, though work at that home by volunteers has been suspended pending a review.

Salem High School is opting out of a federal program in the hopes of getting more students to buy lunch.

Months after a plan to merge the school with Southern New Hampshire University was shelved, the new President of the New Hampshire Institute of Arts is talking expansion.

Former Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez is among those leading the ballot for induction to baseball's Hall of Fame.

National and World News

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is stepping down.

Investigators say Honda underreported over 1700 deaths and injuries to U.S. safety regulators.

Residents of Reading, Pennsylvania don't like their Christmas Tree.

An NFL player is out for the season as he undergoes tests for a possible case of lymphoma.


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