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Dec 24, 2014 7:08 AM

All Things New Hampshire: Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014


All Things New Hampshire is on Christmas break after today until Monday, Jan. 5, 2014. I hope all of you have a safe and Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year. If you don't celebrate Christmas, enjoy your time off.

Also: travel safely. It's going to be a wet drive today and early tomorrow. Get the details at our Know Before You Go page.

And for you Santa fans out there, here's where you can keep track of Santa's travels, courtesy of NORAD.

Top stories that have us clicking on NH1.com

The weather could impact your holiday travel plans.

It's the final push to grab those last-minute gifts for Christmas shoppers.

There's lots of stores and restaurants that will be open on Christmas Day.

New Hampshire investigators say a cold case murder in the Keene area dating back to 1987 has been solved, though the killer won't be serving any time.

The Governor's Executive Council has put off addressing a $13 million state contract with Fairpoint.

2 Farmington Police officers cleared of assault charges are back on the job.

13 months later, the Sagamore Bridge between Portsmouth and Rye is back open.

A 21-year old Milford woman is in serious condition after an early-morning crash.

Sunday's fire at an apartment building in Manchester has been ruled accidental.

How about a special delivery from NHSPCA for the holidays?

Top stories from around New Hampshire

You wouldn't know it by today's weather, but there have been more often than not been white Christmases in the Granite State the last few years.

A homeless man who saved a distraught woman who jumped off a bridge into the Merrimack River doesn't consider himself a hero.

More tales of woe from Fairpoint customers: this man went 12 days without service and only got it back after writing the company's entire executive board to complain.

A proposed Epping medical marijuana facility is facing new hurdles.

The return of a convicted New Hampshire child killer to our area is unlikely after his recent arrest in Florida.

Police in Rochester have arrested two men they say attacked two people at a hotel early Monday.

Portsmouth Police say they're keeping their options open on the Uber driving service.


The new House Speaker has added to his leadership team.

Manchester's Superintendent has gotten an extension of her contract.

The Marine Patrol Bureau has gotten $1.3 million approved for purchase of land that will eventually be the site of their new headquarters.


A member of a notorious drug cartel from Mexico arrested here in New Hampshire was sentenced in federal court this week.

1 of 3 men accused in the murder of a Madbury teen has been indicted.

A Rochester man accused of pointing a gun at his girlfriend' head and giving drugs to a 12-year old has been indicted.

An indictment for a Lee man accused of sexually assaulting a 7-year old girl numerous times.

A Claremont man has been indicted on arson charges for a pair of fires started in town back in May.

A piano teacher from Atikinson accused of sex assault wants statements he made at the time of his arrest to be removed as evidence from his upcoming trial.

Phone records will likely be allowed in the trial of a man accused in a violent home attack in Hampstead.


A man who police say threatened to shoot officers in Bow is in custody after being tasered.

A man who was just trying to turn on the lights in a room at Weirs Campground suffered burns all over his body.

Manchester Police are investigating a gas station robbery on Brown Avenue yesterday morning.

Teens from Stratham and Exeter have been arrested on armed robbery charges.

Police say a man who held up a gas station on Bridge Street in Manchester went back to the scene of the crime one too many times.

Police in Laconia are looking for a man they say robbed a D'Angelo's sub shop last night.

In Nashua, police have made an arrest of a woman they say tried to steal 15 iPads from a Toys 'R Us over the summer.

Brentwood Police are looking to increase coverage after the death of part-time officer Steven Arkell last May.

Rollingsford Police are investigating a report of shots fired early Sunday.


BAE systems has won a U.S. Army contract to build a new type of armored vehicle that's worth up to $1.2 billion dollars.

New Hampshire's ski areas are hoping the long Christmas vacation will help offset what's been a wet and rainy month.

A New Hampshire trade union has endorsed a proposed pipeline project in southern New Hampshire.

A Hampton Beach charitable gaming business is changing hands.


5 Patriots have been selected to the Pro Bowl-including Tom Brady.

Other News

Harbor Homes in Nashua has hit an important fundraising milestone.

American Idol Alex Preston made a surprise visit to a Hampstead school.

The UNH a cappella group Not Too Sharp will appear on NBC's "Today" Show Christmas morning.

National News

Enrollment for the Affordable Care Act is increasing, with over 2 million new signups.

Former President George H.W. Bush is in the hospital in Texas after experiencing shortness of breath.

The shooting death of two officers in New York City has raised the question of whether words of violence towards police made on social media can be prosecuted.

24 people have been killed in a suicide attack near Bahgdad.

4 people were killed as severe weather hit the southern U.S.

Sony's changed its mind about the release of "The Interview".

Homeless shelters are blaming legal marijuana for a rise in clients in Denver.

Director Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter are splitting up.


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