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All Things New Hampshire: Wednesday, April 1, 2015

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Students and teachers at a Bedford dance school are trying to cope after last weekend's apparent murder-suicide involving a mother and her 2 daughters. Merrimack residents are concerned for the safety of the husband in that case.

The 4th graders who had their proposal to make the red-tailed hawk the official state raptor are offering forgiveness for lawmakers' behavior. Check out video of the students' comments.

The defense has rested in the Boston Marathon bombing trial.

Governor Hassan paid a visit to the 4th graders from Hampton Falls who proposed a bill to make the red-tailed hawk the official state raptor.

A mother from Newton will spend 10 to 20 years in prison after breaking her infant daughter's legs during a tug-of-war fight with her boyfriend.

Lawmakers heard from both supporters and opponents of a repeal of a law that creates a "buffer zone" between protestors and clients of facilities that provide abortions.

Governro Hassan says she'd consider imposing a travel ban to Indiana in reaction to that state's new "religious freedom" law, which has drawn sharp criticism from LBGT advocates.

Former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley also criticized the Indiana law during his visit to New Hampshire. He's considering running for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016.

In a story that was first on NH1 News, Ted Cruz will keynote the Young Republicans Convention on April 18th.

Chris Christie appears to be ramping up his potential 2016 plans, scheduling 2 visits to NH in the next month.

Customers of a pair of electricity providers in New Hampshire could see a rate decrease.

A dramatic rescue by the U.S. Coast Guard involving a Canadian schooner, caught on video.

Democrats are criticizing a fundraising source for Republican Senator Kelly Ayotte.

National Democrats have targeted Congressman Frank Guinta in a series of ads, claiming he's helping to make college less affordable.

1st District Congressman Frank Guinta has scheduled a jobs fair on the Seacoast.

Lebanon Municipal Airport is missing out on $750,000 in funding after failing to get a plan approved to use the money.

Nashua Police are trying to make sure you don't get "bagged" on your next shopping visit.

Plans to update a bridge that spans the Connecticut River between New Hampshire and Vermont will be discussed.

The state Liquor Commission has started a "Live Free and Host Responsibility" campaign.

Stories we're following from the NH1 Media Center today

The full NH House is expected to vote on a $11.2 billion budget proposal approved by the House Finance Committee. It's drawn criticism from Democrats and the Governor over proposed cuts, including a decrease in public school funding.

As the House votes on its budget proposal Wednesday, hundreds of demonstrators will lie in the State House plaza this morning, in an effort to bring attention to the lack of funding for drug treatment services.

A sentencing hearing for a former Fortune 500 Executive convicted of negligent homicide in the deaths of a Vermont couple and their unborn child in what he says was a botched suicide attempt. The hearing for Robert Dellinger is expected to last 2 days.

Another meeting is scheduled tonight at 6:30pm at Exeter Public Library to discuss the planned discontinuation of COAST bus route 7.

Top News

State officials admitted during a public meeting in Portsmouth last night that they haven't done the best job to communicate their plans to test those impacted by contaminated water at the former Pease Air Force Base.

Bedford residents are struggling to deal with a case of murder-suicide involving a mother and her 2 children. A friend of the family says the mother never made any complaints to her.

Exeter's zoning board has approved the relocation of a homeless day shelter to a residential area.

A former Seabrook Police officer accused of assaulting a suspect at the police station in an incident caught on video has been dealt another setback ahead of his upcoming trial.

Someone's been tossing things off a bridge over the Laconia Bypass in Gilford, and police are trying to warn drivers about it.

A man charged with prowling in Manchester is believed to be the same man credited with saving a bridge jumper in the city back in December.


One of the top generals in the war on terror, retired U.S. Army General Stanley McChrystal, spoke yesterday in Concord.

Donald Trump is hiring more staff in New Hampshire.

Former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley jammed a bit with Young Democrats during his visit to New Hampshire.

Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas unveiled his proposed budget for the city of Manchester Tuesday night.

Rockingham County's Finance Director has been suspended.

Meals on Wheels programs are facing cuts should the proposed stage budget go through.


A Newmarket man has been sentenced to a year in prison for assaulting his 8 month-old son.

Defense motions were heard in the upcoming negligent homicide trial of a Massachusetts man involved in a 2012 crash in Nashua that killed his passenger.

A man stuck on Intersate 93 who ended up biting a state trooper's finger was sentenced to prison Tuesday.

A New Hampshire man who prosecutors say drove to Maine to have sex with a 13 year-old girl will spend up to 40 months in prison after being sentenced Tuesday.

A Seabrook man convicted on charges he used a dead Florida woman's social security number while completing a residency application was sentenced Tuesday.


A blown tire is being blamed for an accident on Route 101 in Epping Tuesday.

The search for a new police chief is underway in Weare.

The former fire chief in New Durham could be getting his job back after the dismissal of his wrongful termination lawsuit.

A fire at a Pelham barn was knocked down quickly.

A Portsmouth trash truck was damaged by fire.

A car battery charger is being blamed for a Monday night fire in Claremont.

A Dover man has been charged with welfare fraud.


Rates could soon be going down for customers of a pair of New Hampshire utility companies.

A Bedford investment advisor has been barred for life from the securities industry after being accused of mismanaging millions of dollars belonging to his elderly investors.

Some late paperwork could mean less federal aid for Daniel Webster College.

Cranmore Mountain has extended its season.


Patriots owner Robert Kraft took the stand yesterday in the murder trial of former tight end Aaron Hernandez.

Other News

70 years after the battle of Okinawa, a Manchester veteran recalls his experience to the Union-Leader.

Senator Shaheen visited Pinkerton Academy to get a demonstration about what students are learning in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math.

A member of the Super Bowl Champion Patriots paid a visit to a Manchester elementary school Tuesday.

Roadwork on the Broad Street parkway project means relocating the Nashua Canal.

Nighttime sign installation near Exit 4 on the Spaulding Turnpike has been scheduled.

National and World

The deadline has passed, but nuclear talks with Iran continue.

A U.S. House Committee wants to interview Hillary Clinton over her personal email use during her time as Secretary of State.

Iraq's military scores a major victory-retaking the city of Tikrit from ISIS militants.

Following Indiana's lead, lawmakers in Arkansas have passed a religious freedom bill.

A New Jersey Senator is facing corrpution charges.

Singer Joni Mitchell has been hospitalized after being found unconscious at her home.

Adam West may be donning the Batman mask once again. Sort of.


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