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All Things New Hampshire: Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014


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A winter weather advisory remains in effect until 11am this morning.

We've got some tips on how to get your car ready for winter.

Replacement food stamps are available for those who lost food due to last week's power outages.

The man and woman found dead in an apparent murder-suicide in Nashua have been identified and we now know what likely led to their deaths.

The trial of Thomas Milton is underway in Concord; he's accused of murder in a gang-related inmate death.

The man who's accused of strangling his neighbor's dog in Portsmouth may be facing more charges.

State Troopers are cracking down on speeding drivers.

Intrigue at the State House in Concord, where there may be a challenge to Representative Bill O'Brien's bid to become Speaker of the House.

A security breach at the State Employment Security Office has leaked the names of 2700 unemployed people to businesses they never worked for.

NH1 Political Director Paul Steinhauser has details on the decision by Ohio Senator Rob Portman-a key ally of New Hampshire Senator Kelly Ayotte-not to run for President in 2016.

The State Fire Marshal has released details in a carbon monoxide death in Nottingham.

The death of a man in Manchester isn't considered suspicious.

Two women have been arrested in Bedford after trying to break into a home.

Police in Manchester are looking for a man who ran off after being treated for a drug overdose.

Police have arrested a Nashua man after finding him in a stolen vehicle.

We don't know how to feel about this story: Gronk and Beiber, together. See the photo evidence.

And if you're into Fantasy Football, you can read about some of my tips for Fantasy Football success. (I have credibility on this issue: I'm the defending champion in my league.)

Events that we're following in the NH1 Newsroom

The new legislature is sworn in this morning at 10 a.m. at the State House in Concord. Among the to-do list today: officially choose a new speaker. It's expected to be Bill O'Brien, but State Rep. Shawn Jasper has created some intrigue by suggesting he'll throw his name in should O'Brien not win a 50% majority on the first ballot. Some Republicans are reportedly unhappy with O'Brien as the Speaker pick, believing his polarizing personality could create problems with getting legislation past Democrats.

Also in Concord-the Governor's Executive Council meets. Among the items to be discussed is additional compensation for a Manchester police officer shot in the line of duty in 2012.

Top News from around New Hampshire

There's no major traffic issues being reported because of the icy conditions.

Cleanup's underway in Concord from last week's storm.

The PUC says Fairpoint-related service complaints have spike since union workers went on strike.

DCYF is defending itself against allegations by the grandmother of a 3-year old found dead at a home in Nashua last week that the system failed the child.

It was a big turnout in Keene as the community discussed the future of the Pumpkin Festival.

Hundreds gathered to mourn a Londonderry teen who died after the car he was driving rolled over on Hall Road November 24th.


A bill that will be up for a vote in the next legislative session would require state troopers to wear body cameras.

Carly Fiorina is back in New Hampshire this Friday.

After withdrawing a couple of earlier nominations to the Site Evaulation Committee (which is responsible for permitting large-scale energy projects), the Governor has submitted two new names that the Executive Council will vote on today, and is about to nominate a third person.

Rockingham County officials have reached a deal with local legislators to avoid a court battle over the way the county manages its money.

Over the objection of Mayor Ted Gatsas, Aldermen have approved a request to increase funding for a Senior center in Manchester.

A former Manchester Alderman says he's running for mayor.

Goffstown officials are moving forward with an appraisal of the former Villa Augustina school property as they consider it to address growing space needs.

Raymond selectmen have voted to put land known as "Flint Hill" in outside hands.

Salem voters will be asked to approve a $23 million public safety building next spring.

The clerk of the New Hampshire House is getting set to retire after 20 years.

Durham's Town Council has approved an ordinance to slow student housing construction.

Durham's fire chief will stay on the job after being passed over for another post in Massachusetts.


Jurors have begun deliberating in the rape trial of a former Dover City Councilor.

A 23-year old Concord man has been indicted on charges of negligent homicide in connection with a June accident that killed a former Concord teacher.

2 Manchester men have waived their arraignment in a Manchester drive-by shooting.

The Newmarket GOP chairman accused of assaulting an investigator from the Attorney General's office at a polling station on election day has waived arraignment.

Two parents in Franklin accused of trying to prostitute their 14-year old daughter are being held on high bail.

A retrial is set for Tuesday for a former Nashua man accused of multiple sexual assaults.

An Atkinson piano teacher accused of sexually assaulting a male student is asking a judge to make statements he made to police at the time of his arrest inadmissable.

The driver accused of driving drunk and hitting two women along the seacoast wants his license back.


5 people are facing riot charges in the beating of a 17-year old at Spaulding High School in Rochester during a varsity football game.

A man woke up Tuesday to find a bullet hole in the wall of his kitchen in Manchester.

In the "bad idea" department, a Gilmanton man with a record of driving drunk has been charged after police say he allowed a 10-year-old to chauffeur him around town.

3 people are facing charges for stealing more than $4000 worth of razor blades from stores in Somersworth and Rochester.

Police in Keene say 3 people on a Fairpoint picket line were hit by a replacement worker in a pickup, though no charges have been filed yet.

Footprints in the snow were the undoing of a suspected robber in Rochester.

A Goffstown man has been accused of selling heroin and prescription pills.

A Claremont elementary school paraeducator has been charged with filing a false report that a man with a gun was walking through a school parking lot.


Creditors of GT Advanced want to question Apple's VP about the company's business relationship with the now-bankrupt local company.

Holders of gift certificates for the now-closed Villa Banca Restaurant in Nashua may be out of luck.

Another Main Street business in Nashua is closing, though the owner says it's on "a happy note".

Daniel Webster College will be offering college credit for flight training.


If you didn't stay up, the Kings shut out the Bruins in LA last night.

The Celtics blow a big lead in Atlanta.

The Red Sox are still in the hunt to sign free-agent Jon Lester.

Patriots officials could be questioned about the sanity of former tight end Aaron Hernandez in his upcoming murder trial.

Other News

Planes flying out of Pease are involved in "overseas operations", though what that operation is officials won't say.

A fund has been started to help a Wolfeboro family whose home has been destroyed by fire.

A mother and her 4 children are struggling to find a place to sleep, according to a homeless advocate in Rollinsford.

A Habitant for Humanity volunteer who fell while working on a home in Nashua is facing a long road to recovery.

A new UNH study suggests spanking children could make them more likely to break the law later in life.

A former Portsmouth Mayor has died.

A Nashua-based choral group has won international recognition.

A longtime dance teacher in Pembroke was surprised with a retirement party last night in Concord.

National and World News

Michael Brown's stepfather has apologized for inflammatory comments he made in the wake of the decision not to indict Darren Wilson.

An evacuation's been ordered as heavy rains fall in California.

A Senate Committee held a hearing in Washington on the issue of domestic violence in sports.

An umpire for Major League Baseball has revealed that he is gay and married.

There's a new lawsuit against Bill Cosby.

The longtime sax player for the Rolling Stones has died.


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