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All Things New Hampshire: Tuesday, September 22, 2015


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Hundreds attended a candlelight vigil for "Baby Doe" Bella Bond, the 2 year-old girl who was identified last week months after her body was found on a Massachusetts beach.

The trial of a Franklin man accused of conspiring with his wife to sell an underage girl into prostitution got underway Monday, with testimony from a man who described some difficult-to-watch scenes.

Dashboard camera video obtained by NH1 News from police shows the dramatic confrontation between a police officer in Derry and a man who opened fire on the officer before being shot himself.

The field of Republican Presidential candidates is a little smaller today, with Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker dropping out Monday, leaving some choice words for Donald Trump on his way out.

Senator Jeanne Shaheen is blaming the GOP effort to defund Planned Parenthood for a possible government shutdown.

A substance abuse facility in Franklin is expanding, adding 62 beds to help treat patients in the fight against the growing heroin crisis.

Former Portsmouth Police Sergeant Aaron Goodwin won't appeal a decision stripping him of a multi-million dollar inheritance from an elderly woman many accuse him of manipulating into leaving him the money.

In a follow-up to a story we brought you last week, NH1 News Investigates how etching your VIN number into your car window can help protect you and your car from theft.

There's now a website that helps you compare medical costs across New Hampshire hospitals and outpatients clinics, and it's being expanded.

A large sinkhole opened up on Route 28 in Salem yesterday.

A water main break caused problems on Amherst Road Monday.

A missing Chichester woman and her daughter were found safe yesterday in Massachusetts, and the woman is now facing custodial interference charges.

Police in Manchester are investigating a weekend armed robbery at a convenience store.

Portsmouth Police are investigating an untimely death they think is connected to drug use.

Police in Laconia are warning of counterfeit bills that someone is passing at businesses around the city.

Real Estate prices are up, and up big, on the Seacoast.

Gas prices, on the other hand, are down another 5 cents in New Hampshire this week.

Today's NH1 Top 5: The top 5 colleges and universities in New Hampshire.

A young boy from Wolfeboro is getting kudos from police after he sent them $8 in order to help buy their K-9 dog a bulletproof vest.

Events we're following from the NH1 Media Center today

Opening arguments in the trial of Tristan Wolusky are scheduled for today. Wolusky is accused of killing Madbury teen Aaron Wilkinson in June of 2014 during a robbery involving drugs and money.

Undaunted by his campaign finance controversy that led to a fine from the Federal Elections Commission this spring, Congressman Frank Guinta is holding a $100-a-plate fundraiser in Manchester this evening.

South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham returns to the Granite State to campaign for the Republican Presidential nomination, speaking at the Financial Management Association of NH Dinner at Fratello's Italian Grille Restaurant in Manchester.

Top News from around New Hampshire

Canterbury town officials are preparing a letter explaining why they took no action against their police chief even though they knew he was under investigation for a sex assault that took place 15 years ago. John Laroche was indicted by a grand jury on the charges last week.

In his first interview since returning home from Taiwan, Alex Haas says support from family and friends is helping him recover from the explosion at a water park that left him with burns over 90 percent of his body.

A judge is moving forward with his decision to release all but the most graphic portions of body camera footage from a deadly police shooting in July.

Several hundred Catholics from New Hampshire are headed to see the Pope speak when he visits the US this week. Senator Kelly Ayotte is bringing a priest from Nashua to hear the Pope address Congress.


An effort to thank the man who blew the whistle on the disputed inheritance case of former Portsmouth Police Sergeant Aaron Goodwin is leading to some controversy with the City Council.

3 Derry Town Councilors are requesting a special meeting to reconsider the decision to appeal a judge's ruling forcing them to hold a special election to vote on several budget cuts they passed back in the spring.

Nashua city officials will soon review a proposal that would provide wage increases to civilian employees of the police department over the next 3 years.

Unions in Nashua are reacting to news that the city will privatize its custodial workers at the end of the year and not renew a contract with union workers.


Nathaniel Kibby, the man accused of kidnapping a Conway teenager in October of 2013 and sexually assaulting her over a 9-month period while she was his prison, will go to trial for threats he made to the Assistant District Attorney investigating his case.

The man believed to be "Jack The Snipper" will go to prison for another indecent exposure case, this one involving an 11 year-old girl.

A Newmarket man charged with sexually assaulting a teenage girl wants statements he made to police tossed, claiming they violated his rights because they questioned him after he said he didn't want to talk anymore.


Police in the Lakes Region are warning of a string of recent construction-related thefts, the latest on Sunday in Belmont.

Police in Rochester are charging a man with the armed robbery of a gas station on Sunday.

Two men have been charged with the June theft of railroad memorabilia from the Raymond Historical Society.


Johnson Controls, which operates a facility in Manchester, is announcing 3,000 layoffs worldwide, but won't yet say how many people in New Hampshire will be affected.

Other News

A Manchester teacher has been named New Hampshire's 2016 Teacher of the Year.

A 9 year-old girl was among those honored for their heroism at a special Manchester Police Department ceremony Monday. A Dover man was honored by police in that city for aiding a police officer in keeping a woman from running into traffic last month.

A new report says New Hampshire is 15th-best in the nation in its adult obesity rate.

The New Hampshire man credited with inventing the video game is getting his due.

A rare blue lobster was caught by a fisherman in Rye recently.


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