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Feb 11, 2015 7:35 AM

All Things New Hampshire: Wednesday, Feb.11, 2015


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More snow? Yes... but not that much.

As lawmakers debate a possible repeal of a bill that creates "buffer zones" between protestors and abortion clinics, we hear from both sides in a debate in the NH1 studio.

Great work by some fire and rescue personnel in Candia as they help save several pets from a fire at a home. Watch the video.

Nursing Home advocates are concerned about Medicaid cuts.

Great news for a Rochester family-9-year old Gage Paul is back home after a serious illness brought on by the flu.

Potential 2016 Presidential candidate Carly Fiorina spoke with me yesterday about ISIS and her future plans. Fiorina also spoke with our Political Director Paul Steinhauser.

A Concord man's been arrested for DUI after an accident on I-93 Monday.

Events we're following from the NH1 Media Center today

A legislative committee will hear bills expanding the state's medical marijuana law today.

Texas Governor Rick Perry begins a 2-day swing through the Granite State. At noon he attends a business roundtable at Altos Marketing in Bedford. This evening at 6:30, Perry will speak at the Seacoast Republican Women Dinner at the Portsmouth Country Club.

The Dover City Council meets tonight, and may vote on a proposed tax district for the city waterfront.

NH1 Political Director Paul Steinhauser will be in Washington as NH1 News and WBIN present a special look at the 100th anniversary of the New Hampshire primary at the Newseum. Senator John McCain and James Carville are among the panelists.

Congresswoman Annie Kuster is scheduled to hold a telephone town hall at 6:30pm to hear from 2nd Congressional District constituents about issues important to them.

A public hearing is scheduled today in Laconia to discuss ordinances related to medical marijuana dispensaries.

Bill Belichick is the scheduled guest on "The Late Show with David Letterman" tonight. It's the coach's first appearance on the show since winning Super Bowl XXXVIII in 2004.

Top News from around New Hampshire

77% of the DOT's snow budget has already been spent this winter.

Road salt is becoming a hot commodity around New Hampshire as the snow continues to pile up

The minimum wage debate was back underway in Concord Tuesday.

Some government leaders are part of a push to re-examine the murder conviction of Chad Evans, the Rochester man convicted of killing a 21-month old girl in 2001.

A woman and her dog were killed in a head-on crash in Brentwood last night.

A guilty verdict for a former Peterborough firefighter accused of setting several fires around Durham.

It's a year in jail for Ryan Marchant, found guilty last month of driving while intoxicated in a crash that led to the death of a retired New Hampshire judge.

A 2-alarm fire left a building in downtown Franklin heavily damaged.

The Attorney General is asking oil companies not to sell synthetic drugs like Spice in their convenience stores.


A bill that would allow medical marijuana patients to grow their own cannibis got a hearing in Concord Tuesday.

Jeb Bush is releasing a trove of emails from his time as Governor of Florida as he continues to ramp up for a Presidential bid.

Former UN Ambassador John Bolton's considering a 2016 run as well.

Another Republican Presidential hopeful is coming to New Hampshire in April.

Kelly Ayotte is ramping up her Presidential campaign.

The head of the NH Department of Public Safety has been nominated to serve another term by Governor Hassan.

New Hampshire will remain part of a "cap-and-trade" initiative designed to cut down on greenhouse gas emissions.

Nashua's mayor is suggesting setting up a "Pension Trust Fund" for city employees.

Manchester schools are considering tougher minimum grade and attendance requirements for student atheletes.

Laconia says they're in good shape for the rest of winter despite a depleted snow budget.

Londonderry's Town Council is asking for volunteers to help senior citizens with shoveling and snow removal.


The second witness tampering trial of a reputed New Hampshire gang leader is underway in Nashua. The first trial ended in a hung jury.

A license review hearing has been set for Travis Hobbs, the Mont Vernon man acquitted in a December 2013 accident that killed an Amherst man.


Charges for a Pelham man police say passed out behind the wheel of his car just before an accident.

A Nashua man has been charged with threatening a former girlfriend and another man with a knife.

Another Nashua man is facing charges for hitting a family member with a stick.

Police are investigating the death of a Portsmouth woman found in a snowbank.

A Massachusetts woman has been charged with driving the wrong way on I-95 in Seabrook.

A Salem man's been arrested in connnection with the theft of a host of scratch tickets.


Several states are criticizing Anthem for being too slow informing customers about its data breach.

BAE Systems has been awarded a big contract to provide equipment for F-16 fighter jets.

Other News

The National Guard is adding security cameras at Pease airport.

UNH has finalized plans to build a new outdoor pool.

A former heroin addict is making plans for a new recovery center in Portsmouth.

There's a parking ban in Portsmouth tonight.

In Litchfield, shed happens to some plow trucks.

A forum on cyber-bullying was held last night in Nashua.

Nashua is getting a federal grant to build a bicycle/pedestrian bridge over the Nashua canal.

A Portsmouth woman took to Facebook to track down a good Samaritan who helped her out on the side of the highway on Friday.

The Lizzi Marriott murder case will be featured on CBS' "48 Hours" this weekend.

Punxsatawney Phil is a wanted man in Merrimack.

National and World News

A Presidential authorization for the use of force against ISIS is on its way to Congress.

3 people have been killed at a shooting at the University of North Carolina.

Fighting continues in the Ukraine ahead of scheduled peace talks.

Jury selection continues in the Boston Marathon bombing trial.

NBC Anchor Brian Williams has been suspended for 6 months following the admission that he 'misremembered' an incident in Iraq in 2003.

Jon Stewart's announced he's leaving "The Daily Show" on Comedy Central later this year.

A-Rod and the Yankees have apparently made nice.

Last year's U.S. Little League champion has been stripped of its title.


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