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All Things New Hampshire: Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015


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There's wind chill advisories and alerts throughout New Hampshire through Thursday-NH1's Clayton Stiver has the details.

Concord fire officials are urging you to take precautions ahead of the latest cold snap.

In Portsmouth, one shelter says they're over capacity heading into the cold stretch.

Local hardware stores are stocking up with supplies to help you combat the cold weather.

Police in Keene are investigating a report of a sexual assault of a 10-year old at a local movie theater.

Another local skiier training in the Austrian Alps has been injured.

The man injured while walking along Route 3A in Bow early Monday morning has been identified.

A crash has closed a portion of a road in Goffstown this morning.

NH1 Political Director Paul Steinhauser reports that Rick Perry is paying another visit to the Granite State.

NH1's State House reporter Kevin Landrigan says Republicans are taking up the issue of paying the party's chairman at its convention this weekend.

More from Kevin: A House panel is considering beefing up its ban from active felons holding office.

Congressman Frank Guinta also spoke with Paul Steinhauser as he was sworn in with the rest of Congress on Tuesday.

Social Security checks are a little bit larger in the new year-NH1's Shari Small explains.

Shari's also got details on why penalties are increasing for opting out of health insurance coverage.

Former Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez is one of 4 new inductees to baseball's Hall of Fame.

Stories we're following from the NH1 Media Center today

It's the first day of the new legislative session in Concord. Governor Hassan's inauguration is also happening today; NH1's Kevin Landrigan and Paul Steinhauser will be speaking with her.

Opening statements are being held today in the trial of an ex-Peterborough firefighter,Gregory Potter, accused of several arsons around Durham.

The trial of former Derry Town Administrator John Anderson begins today. He's accused of exposing himself to a satellite TV salesman when he came to his door last summer.

Top News from around New Hampshire

A Republican legislator from Hooksett is working with the family of Brielle Gage to amend legislation to prevent children from being returned to parents who have pending child abuse charges against them. Gage's mother is facing second-degree murder charges in connection with the child's death in Nashua back in November-she had already been charged with assault against her 8-year old son. The grandmother of Katlyn Marin spoke with Nashua Telegraph.

A Barnstead teen has pleaded guilty to the attempted murder of an Allenstown girl, all to please her boyfriend.

Opening statements were held in the trial of Ryan Marchant, accused of negligent homicide in the driving death of a retired New Hampshire judge.

Police in Colebrook say two men were killed in a head-on crash on Route 3 Tuesday afternoon.

The Portsmouth man who was charged with choking his neighbors' dog is facing new charges that he's neglected his cat.

With the weather so cold, Manchester is considering using the old police station as a temporary shelter.

The cold is helping ice conditions around the state, but not all frozen surfaces are safe.

Parents at an elementary school in Gilford aren't happy with some of the school's menu choices-like Lucky Charms for breakfast.


Some good news regarding state revenues, which the Governor says came in above estimates last month.

Richmond residents sounded off to Senator Kelly Ayotte Monday about the proposed Kinder Morgan pipeline.

The Governor is proposing a business tax amnesty for those who haven't paid and are facing penalties that's intended to help close a potential budget gap for the current fiscal year.

Rochester is sending a proposed revision to their panhandling ordinance back to committee.

Manchester officials are considering converting the former police department into a storage facility.

After the accidental death of a dog on Pierce Island, home of an unofficial dog park, a city committee is proposing some new safety measures.

Berlin is the latest community to OK a ban on synthetic marijuana sales & possession.

A Harvard professor says he'll continue the fight for campaign finance reform here in New Hampshire and around the country.


A Connecticut man convicted of killing a New Hampshire scientist back in 2004 has been sentenced.

Extradition hearings are set for next Wednesday for two former Nashua men suspected in a 1988 murder.

A former Massachusetts math teacher accused of pretending to be a 15-year old online so he could meet a Stratham teen has struck a plea deal.

The arraignment of one of three men accused of murdering a Madbury teen last summer has been postponed.

A man convicted on charges he exposed himself to 2 girls at a lemonade stand in Holderness last summer was sentenced to 7 years in jail Tuesday.

A Hopkinton man has been sentenced to a year in prison for domestic assault.

A getaway driver in a pair of convenience store robberies is seeking a plea deal.

A plea and sentencing hearing for a Somersworth man accused of cashing stolen checks has been postponed.


A chef from a Nashua restaurant is being credited with rescuing an elderly woman from a house fire in Londonderry yesterday morning.

A fugitive wanted in New Hampshire was arrested in Massachusetts yesterday after falling from a tree.

A Somersworth man accused of speeding got into an accident with the wrong person Monday-the police chief-and made things worse by driving off.

Police in Rochester are confirming a Christmas Day heroin overdose by a Barrington man.

Police say speed was a factor in a rollover accident in Dunbarton last Thursday.

There's controversy in Seabrook over how the new fire chief (sworn in Monday) was chosen.

Nashua's hazmat team are getting new radiation detection devices.


Another man has come forward to say he's got issues with disappearing credit during the takeover of Fuller Oil by Rymes.

Efforts to settle 2 cases involving PSNH and property taxes could impact around 80 New Hampshire towns.

Mason residents held a public meeting last night on the proposed Kinder-Morgan pipeline.

Other News

A National Guard Lt. Colonel whose fight against cancer got the attention of many in the Concord area was laid to rest Tuesday.

A Drug Task Force met Tuesday in Somersworth to learn more about treatment options.

National and World News

12 people have been killed in a shooting at a French satirical magazine in Paris.

Divers have spotted the tail of the missing AirAsia plane.

The content of a time capsule from 1795 found in the Massachusetts State House has been opened, and it contains...

2 people are dead, including the gunman, in a shooting at a west Texas veterans' clinic.

Talk about bad luck: a misprint may have cost a New Mexico man a $500,000 lottery ticket.


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