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All Things New Hampshire: Tuesday, October 6, 2015


Governor Maggie Hassan is making it official, announcing Monday she'll run for Senate against incumbent Republican Kelly Ayotte. Senator Ayotte is responding by releasing a new video touting her efforts to fight for the rights of pregnant women in the workplace. The Governor's announcement is also sending potential candidates scrambling to prepare to enter the race to replace her.

Speaking at a town hall meeting in Manchester on Monday, Hillary Clinton unveiled new gun control measures aimed at strengthening background checks on gun buyers and eliminating legal immunity for sellers.

A former football coach has been arrested on sex assault charges involving Concord-area students.

A former Seabrook Police officer pleaded guilty Monday in connection to charges he slammed a suspect's head into the wall of the police station in an incident caught on video.

North Hampton residents are in mourning after the unexpected death of a longtime police officer.

The New Hampshire Supreme Court has upheld a ruling forcing a town-wide election in Derry next Tuesday on several budget items.

Portsmouth residents sounded off Monday night about the proposed separation package for the embattled police chief, who's resigning in the aftermath of the controversy over a former sergeants' disputed inheritance.

The family of a 17 year-old girl from Brookline is considering legal action after an explosion while the girl was "vaping" left her with severe burns.

Massachusetts is tinkering with the idea of placing toll booths on highways carrying New Hampshire drivers into the state in the hopes of enlisting Granite State commuters' help to pay for their crumbling roads.

On Friday, NH1 will broadcast a special "Fiscal Friday" forum on economic policy featuring Republican Presidential candidate John Kasich, that you can watch on WBIN-TV or listen to on 99.1 NH1 News.

NH1 Investigates "Taken for a Ride"-as a local resident's online shopping for her car became an unexpected nightmare.

Longtime New Hampshire Motor Speedway Executive Vice President Jerry Gappens has resigned, months after being arrested in Manchester during a prostitution sting.

A flight to Boston was diverted Monday after its pilot died mid-air.

A Manchester man has been arrested in connection with a hit-and-run accident that damaged the front of a closed Dunkin' Donuts shop over the weekend.

A new study suggests that two New Hampshire universities have some of the highest numbers when it comes to reported sexual assaults.

There's talk of establishing commuter bus service along Interstate 89 from New London to Lebanon and Hanover.

Got an unused gift card to Radio Shack? The New Hampshire Attorney General has announced a settlement that will allow you to get a refund from the now-bankrupt chain.

Three New Hampshire health systems are partnering with an insurance provider to share and analyze data to help treat patients better and sooner.

Data suggests today is the best day for you to book a flight for Thanksgiving Day travel.

Gas prices in New Hampshire are dropping, while the national average gas price goes up.

Lanes on I-93 in Concord will be closed for the next three nights for roadwork.

According to the USDA.Gov, Aspen Foods is recalling approximately 561,000 pounds of chicken products that appear to be ready-to-eat, due to possible salmonella contamination.

Top Stories we're following from the NH1 Media Center

We're watching the threat of hazardous waters off the coast of New Hampshire due to Hurricane Joaquin passing well off shore.

State Republicans are holding a 10am news conference in Concord responding to Governor Maggie Hassan's announcement that she'll challenge Kelly Ayotte for her US Senate seat.

Voters in Franklin head to the polls today to elect a new mayor.

Republican Presidential candidate and former New York Governor George Pataki has a meet-and-greet stop in Lebanon today. Later, he'll appear in Rye at a barbeque with former Senator Scott Brown.

The state may rest its case today in the murder trial of Tristan Wolusky, accused in the stabbing death of Madbury teen Aaron Wilkinson back in June of 2014.

Manchester's Board of Mayor and Aldermen meet tonight to consider allegations that three of its members who voted in favor of a new teacher's contract have a conflict of interest.

Top News

A new survey suggests that newly declared US Senate candidate Maggie Hassan is in a dead heat with incumbent Kelly Ayotte.

A study of criminal prosecutions over the last 8 years shows that Manchester-based crimes have seen a big spike, but Nashua's rate remains relatively stable.

Coast Guard officials now believe a cargo ship with 33 on board-including 4 people from Maine-sank during Hurricane Joaquin off the coast of Florida.

State regulators have approved a deal between the state’s largest natural gas utility and Kinder Morgan to buy space on its controversial pipeline that's proposed for southern New Hampshire.

Starting Monday, pharmacies in Rochester-in partnership with Frisbie Memorial Hospital-are making available the drug Naxalone for those whose families or friends may need help in reverse a heroin or other opioid-related overdose.

The mother of Pamela Smart is breaking her silence 25 years after the conviction of her daughter for the masterminding of a plot to kill her husband.


Portsmouth City Councilor-and daughter of US Senator Jeanne Shaheen-Stefany Shaheen continues to consider running for Governor in the wake of Monday's announcement that Governor Maggie Hassan will run for US Senate.

A compromise is in the works to raise the limit on the number of solar panels being installed on New Hampshire's electricity grid.

A Super PAC founded by former US Ambassador the United Nations John Bolton is launching a series of ads in support of Senator Kelly Ayotte.

The Somersworth's City Council has effectively killed a bill that would have established a juvenile curfew in the city.

A Nashua panel of alderman is recommending a $17 million dollar bond to repave some of the city's busiest roadways over the next two years.

Dover's School Board has passed new rules regulating when staff can physically restrain students.


UNH Campus Police and Durham Police say the number of Homecoming weekend arrests were down in the last year.

Police in Littleton are investigating a robbery at a gas station.

Manchester firefighters say they had to use the jaws of life to rescue a boy who got wedged in tree branches while watching them respond to another call in the area.

Police say a man was seriously injured Monday night after a motorcycle crash at the intersection of Elm and West Clarke Streets in Manchester.

A suspected drunk driver escaped police in Sunapee by running into the woods after a crash on Route 103 Monday night.

A Derry man was seriously hurt in an ATV accident Monday morning in Sandown.

A registered sex offender wanted on outstanding warrants in New Hampshire was arrested in Lowell, Massachusetts.

Merrimack Police say a woman is facing charges after they found her passed out behind the wheel of a car.

Police in Durham say a man arrested last Friday for OUI will likely face additional charges after the discovery of a gun, drugs, and money in his vehicle.


A long-abandoned mill on Franklin Street in Nashua could get a new life, as a developer is proposing converting the building into more than 160 apartments.

Other News

Leaf-peeping season is running a bit behind schedule, but experts say there should be plenty of color in time for Columbus Day weekend.

The Department of Transportation says the new Exit 3 southbound off-ramp on the Spaulding Turnpike will open on Thursday afternoon.

Two massive water towers are being built in Manchester to replace the 140 year-old reservoir on Mammoth Road.

A former addict is launching a "Heroin Anonymous" support group in New Hampshire.


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