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Apr 15, 2015 12:09 PM

All Things New Hampshire: Wednesday, April 15, 2015


Aaron Hernandez was found guilty of first-degree murder in the death of Odin Lloyd and sentenced to life in prison without parole.

A second suspect is being sought in connection with the stabbing death of a man along a bike path in Nashua last month.

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie visited New Hampshire Tuesday and offered some tough medicine for programs like welfare and social security.

New York Governor George Pataki edges ever closer to an official run for President.

Lawmakers in New Hampshire are discussing changing the rules when it comes to getting criminal record information.

The identity of a woman killed in an early Monday morning fire in Nashua has been released.

Police in Dover have released security video showing a man getting sucker-punched outside a bar in the hopes it will lead them to a suspect.

Thieves have been stealing wheels and tires from cars at several dealerships in the area of the Route 1 Bypass in Portsmouth.

An accused rapist in Portsmouth appeared in court Tuesday, and we're learning more about what police are saying about the case.

The trial of a woman accused of intentionally starving a young child in her care continues on the Seacoast, with the child's school principal testifying Tuesday.

Main Street in Concord is mostly back to normal after a water main break caused problems Tuesday morning.

The Dartmouth fraternity that partly inspired the film "Animal House" has been "de-recognized" by the university after being accused of "branding" members during a hazing ritual.

Manchester officials are trying to find out who put a cat in a dumpster.

We're in the middle of a shockingly nice stretch of weather. NH1's Joe Joyce tells us how long we can expect it to last.

NH1's Gail Huff is taking a week-long look at Granite Staters running in the Boston Marathon, including a Dover firefighter who's running to raise money for a charity started after the death of two Boston firefighters in the line of duty. She also spoke with a woman training to be a blind man's guide during the Marathon race.

24 people are being honored as nominees for New Hampshire teacher of the year.

The New Hampshire Food Bank has kicked off its "Nothing" campaign.

Today's NH1 Top 5: The top 5 best coffee shops in Concord.

Stories we're following from the NH1 Media Center

Today is the second anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings. The sentencing hearing for convicted bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will begin next week, the day after this year's race.

It's the second day of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's visit to New Hampshire. He'll be in Londonderry this morning.

Former NY Governor George Pataki, another potential 2016 candidate, will be making a stop at the Pink Cadillac Diner in Rochester at 6pm.

A groundbreaking is being held at 10am in Rochester for a new shopping center off Route 11 called Ridge Marketplace.

The New Hampshire House will vote on a bill that would require medical marijuana dispensaries to pay property taxes.

Top News

State Police say a rise in ID fraud cases in New Hampshire is tied to the state's drug crisis.

Sure, we had a lot of snow, but the nice weather combined with expected high winds has led fire officials to warn of a high danger of brush fires.

A man with a fake beard robbed a Citizens Bank in Manchester Tuesday afternoon.

As several towns express interest in putting on the Pumpkin Festival that took place in Keene until this year, others are saying the event should remain in the Manadnock region.

A Brentwood parent has raised $11,000 online to help offset cuts at a town elementary school.

Residents of a proposed expansion plan for a Newington propane storage facility are calling for a full state review of the project.

Defense lawyers plan to appeal the conviciton of several former security guards, including a Rochester native, accused of shooting civilians in Iraq.


A coalition of groups is calling on the state Senate not to allow business tax cuts to pass in their budget plan, something that has to this point been one of the Senate's top priorities.

Defense attorneys are voicing concern over a legislative effort to speed up felony prosecution cases, saying the proposal might actually slow things down.

New Hampshire's health commissioner is taking the blame for a lack of oversight after problems were uncovered at the Lakeview Neurorehabilitation Center in Effingham, and says the state is working to fix the issues.

Selectmen in Tuftonboro have barred public comment from their meetings, something their lawyer claims is legal.

Potential 2016 Presidential candidate Carly Fiorina has lined up a speaking engagement in Ashland on Friday.

Merrimack voters chose several Town Council members at the polls Tuesday.

Portsmouth's Assistant Mayor is calling on the city to make a deal to allow the ride-sharing service Uber to operate.

Jail officials at Rockingham County say they've been able to cut down on prison overcrowding through inmate programs.


A man on trial for his role in a violent home break-in in Hampstead took the stand in his own defense Tuesday.

A Manchester man will spend one year in prison on charges stemming from a "war game" incident gone wrong that left one person dead.

A man who claimed he was defending his brother when he opened fire at a restaurant on Manchester's Elm Street has been found guilty of attempted murder.

A man accused of scamming several churches along the Seacoast may be blaming threats from his bookie as a reason for the crimes in his upcoming trial.


Police in Portsmouth say someone is scamming residents and stealing their tax refunds.

A Laconia has been charged with crashing a stolen car while driving drunk.

Driving in the breakdown lane: OK in certain places in Massachusetts, not OK on the Everett Turnpike in New Hampshire.

Some good news from Rochester Police: Shoplifting cases are down dramatically this year.

Two men from Claremont are facing charges connected to the stealing of more than $200,000 in items in a regional burglary operation.

Another Claremont man is missing, wanted on domestic violence charges.

A 17 year-old has been charged with calling in a bomb threat to a dairy bar in New Durham last month.

No serious injuries in a 2-car crash on Route 108 in Somersworth Monday afternoon.

Hot ashes from a grill have been identified as the cause of a fire in Derry.


Nashua-based Law Warehouse is moving on after a settlement over the loss of the state's liquor contract.

A man from Dover has been named New Hampshire's Small Business Person of the Year.

New Hampshire's unemployment rate remained unchanged between February and March.


Could 21 year-old Masters champion Jordan Speith inspire New Hampshire kids to hit the links?

UNH has opened the doors of its new Student-Athlete Excellence Center, a place that's intended to help them get ahead off the field.

Other News

Construction to fix what many consider a dangerous intersection in Pembroke gets underway this week.

The weather is warmer, but the ice is still on Lake Winnapesaukee.

A local charity in Portsmouth is stepping in to help restock a food program that lost most of its supplies after a recent fire.

After being heavily damaged four years ago by Hurricane Irene, a new Loon Mountain bridge is being built.

High school students in Nashua have finished first in a nationwide economics competition.

Students from Merrimack have been invited to Washington to take part in a history competition.

National and World News

Hillary Clinton began her 2016 campaign in Iowa Tuesday.

Jeb Bush was in Ohio talking about how he's his own person, different from his father and brother.

It was a contentious sentencing hearing for educators involved in a testing scandal in Georgia.

Prescription drug spending in the US jumped to a record $374 billion in 2014.

Sure, you've driven a car. But have you ever driven a car sideways?

A cougar living under a house in California has finally decided to get moving.

A chimp in the Netherlands laid the smack-down to a drone camera.


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