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All Things New Hampshire: Tuesday, October 20, 2015


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Spaulding High School students are mourning the death of a classmate who was found dead of an apparent drug overdose on Saturday.

There's controversy in Nashua, where school officials are considering placing Narcan kids in select schools as a proactive measure.

Tristan Wolusky was found guilty Monday on all charges connected to the June 2014 stabbing death of Aaron Wilkinson during a robbery involving drugs and money in Madbury.

The defense for convicted rapist Owen Labrie has filed a motion looking to throw out his conviction on felony charges he used a computer to lure a teenage classmate for sex.

A Nottingham bus driver has been indicted on charges she crashed her bus while texting and with 11 students on board.

A suspected heroin dealer has been indicted on charges connected to the death of a 27 year-old father who overdosed back in June.

35 animals, including a horse, were seized from a home in Derry last week amid accusations of animal neglect.

A man is facing charges after Manchester Police say they had to use a taser to subdue him after he was kicked out of a hotel on Saturday.

3 teens were rescued yesterday after the app they used to hike up Rattlesnake Mountain in Rumney ended up getting them lost.

State prison officials are considering putting model inmates in charge of suicide watches.

A woman has pleaded guilty to charges she ran up $435,000 in charges on fake credit cards at stores throughout the northeast, including New Hampshire.

A former Uber driver in Boston will spend 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to charges he raped a passenger.

Vice President Joe Biden is close to a decision on his 2016 plans, and NH1 Political Director Paul Steinhauser says local Biden supporters are ready if he decides to jump into the race for president.

Former Florida Governor and GOP Presidential candidate Jeb Bush is running his New Hampshire campaign out of a building with a long history in presidential politics.

A home that's long been considered a blight on the surrounding neighborhood in Concord is getting a makeover after being purchased by the city.

Nashua is looking for more substitute teachers.

Nearly 20 years after the campaign began to bring a Job Corps center to New Hampshire, the dream became a reality Monday in Manchester.

Eversource has officially filed with state regulators its application for the Northern Pass transmission line project.

New Hampshire gas prices continue to fall and are now more than 13 cents lower than the national average.

GM is recalling millions of 2015 models due to faulty airbags.

Dartmouth College in New Hampshire has received nearly $1 million as part of a push to create and foster cyberattack-resistant systems for electric power and oil and gas industries.

Meet a 75 year-old hockey player who's still bringing his A game to the ice.

Events we're following from the NH1 Media Center

The mother of "Baby Doe" and her boyfriend will be in court today. Rachelle Bond and her boyfriend, Michael McCarthy, were charged in connection with the death of Bond's daughter, Bella, whose body was found on a beach in Boston Harbor and went unidentified for months.

Democratic Presidential candidate Jim Webb is holding a news conference today at 1pm, and is expected to announce he's going to run as an independent.

Nashua Mayoral candidates Jim Donchess and Chris Williams face off today in a debate.

The Portsmouth Police Commission meets today, and they may take up the issue of Police Chief Stephen DuBois' separation agreement with the city.

A legislative committee is meeting today to vote on changes to the state retiree health benefits in order to make up a $10.6 million hole in the benefit program. Opponents, mainly retirees, object to proposals that would take more money out of their pockets.

Derry's Town Council meets tonight, and they're expected to discuss how to proceed with restoring funding to the town budget after voters overturned 8 items at the polls last week.

Top Stories from around New Hampshire

Health care providers from around the state gathered in Concord Monday to discuss ways they can better screen patients and get them the treatment for substance abuse that they need.

Relatives of a 57 year-old man from Merrimack, missing for the last 3 weeks, are asking for the public's help.

The Portsmouth City Council took no action last night on a proposed separation agreement for the city's embattled police chief, choosing instead to let the Police Commission take the issue up today. The issue that's led to calls for the chief's resignation, the disputed inheritance of former Sergeant Aaron Goodwin, is back in the news; the estate of Geraldine Webber, the woman who some accuse Goodwin of manipulating into leaving him the money, is now estimated at $1.8 million.

A Hampton state representative is facing charges in Maine of driving under the influence.

Some New Hampshire charter schools require parents to volunteer at the school to help offset costs, though a recent court ruling in California said that policy isn't legal.


Jeb Bush has stayed neutral on the issue of the Kinder-Morgan natural gas pipeline, but his campaign finance records show that the backers of the company are big donors to his campaign.

This is a really interesting infographic from NHPR, mapping out which towns have donated the most money to each political candidate. (Poor Lincoln Chafee literally has had zero donations from the Granite State.)

There's another likely entrant into the 2016 Democratic race for Governor.

Backers of bringing commuter rail to southern New Hampshire say they're actively looking for funding in order to jump-start the process of getting service up and running.

A panel of Aldermen in Manchester has approved funding for a program that would quickly connect local heroin addicts with treatment options.

Aldermen in Manchester have tabled a proposal to study parking in the Millyard, where a tax on parking spaces is also being considered an option.

Dover is reviewing its downtown parking prices, which have held steady since 2009.

School officials in Londonderry are meeting tonight to talk about how best to handle the penalties imposed by the federal government after they opted out of the federal school lunch guidelines.


Two men have been indicted on charges connected to a road rage incident on Route 101 in Raymond last June where police say they found the men fighting each other on the side of the road.


A boat that went missing in Laconia 14 months ago has turned up in Salem.

Police in Middleton say a man involved in a 2013 hostage case is now facing new charges after using a jailhouse phone to make phone calls to someone he's not supposed to be in touch with.

A man police say was stopped for speeding in Manchester is now facing additional charges he gave officers a fake name.

Nashua police say a local man is facing additional charges after he spit at an officer, then threatened violence against the officer's family as he was being taken into custody for a bail violation.

A man is facing charges he groped a juvenile in a sexual manner at a Concord restaurant.

A 71 year-old man is being credited with helping a Manchester Police officer subdue a belligerent suspect.

Police in Nashua say a city man is facing numerous charges in connection with a domestic violence assault over the weekend.

Rochester Police say a 16 year-old was cited after a two-vehicle crash on Gonic Road Monday afternoon.

Somersworth may hire another police officer to help them deal with the growing heroin crisis.

Other News

Work to install a traffic signal at a dangerous intersection in Derry is nearly complete.

Manchester DPW workers are getting ready for major road work along Gold Street starting Wednesday.

Dredging starts this week along a portion of the Squamscott River in Exeter to clean up decades-old pollutants left behind by a predecessor to Unitil.

Snow-making is underway at Wildcat Mountain in anticipation of another early-season opening.

Winter has arrived at the peak of Mount Washington, which has seen up to 10 inches of snow in the last few days.

It was a good start to moose hunting season, with a third of hunters bagging moose in the opening weekend.

Dartmouth researchers say reducing stress could help you save money on your medical bills.


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