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All Things New Hampshire: Wednesday, January 27, 2015


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A Dunkin' Donuts in Tilton was destroyed by fire early this morning.

Canterbury Police Chief John LaRoche, on leave amid allegations of sexual assault dating back to his time as an officer in Boscawen, has resigned his post.

An accident at the intersection of Beech and Harvard Streets in Manchester took down a utility pole and closed the intersection Tuesday.

Donald Trump has pulled out of tomorrow night's Fox News debate, unhappy over the inclusion of Megyn Kelly as a moderator.

As New Hampshire's First-in-the-Nation primary draws near, NH1 News Political Director Paul Steinhauser covers the ground game of 6 Presidential campaigns in under 4 hours.

The latest NH1 Poll of Polls shows Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders still on top in the Republican and Democratic Presidential primary races here in New Hampshire, but John Kasich making gains on the GOP side.

Speaking of Kasich, NH1 News is first to report that the Ohio Governor is skipping the Iowa Caucus next Monday and spending the day campaigning in New Hampshire.

In an exclusive interview with the Nazzy & Mya morning show on WLNH, Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton explained the uncontrollable coughing fit she had while at a forum in Iowa on Monday.

It's come to this: someone's written erotic fiction involving Donald Trump.

Manchester's Police Chief Nick Willard is testifying in Washington DC today to share his department's experience with the ongoing heroin and opioid crisis.

Democrats in New Hampshire are accusing Kelly Ayotte of being on the wrong side of the debate over equal pay for equal work.

A big debate in Concord Tuesday over whether New Hampshire should join its New England neighbors and require labeling of genetically modified foods.

The effort to decriminalize marijuana is back at the State House, but will the state's ongoing opioid crisis hurt supporter's efforts.

Affordable housing and parking-two very big issues in Portsmouth. NH1's Gail Huff tells us about how those competing interests intersect when it comes to a proposed affordable apartment complex.

An update to a story we first told you about last week: a disabled military vet who's been fighting to get a car he bought from a dealership in Manchester fixed for months is finally getting some help from the dealership's new owner.

Police in Laconia say their use of force is decreasing.

A 19-year-old is under arrest in Manchester after police say he groped three female students near Central High School and tried to lure them back to his home on Tuesday morning.

Police in Manchester are looking for a suspect in the attempted robbery of a Dunkin' Donuts on Beech Street early Tuesday morning.

5 people from New York were arrested in Salem this week, accused of using bogus credit cards.

Police in Dover say a driver had to be extricated from his vehicle and revived with Narcan after an accident on Knox Marsh Road.

A Moultonborough man is recovering after an e-cigarette battery exploded in his pocket.

Rivier University in Nashua's making incoming students an offer: They'll get a job within 9 months or the school will pay their federal student loans for up to year, or give them credits towards a master's degree.

Portsmouth middle and high school students could start classes 1 hour later as early as next year.

Pinkerton Academy is the latest New Hampshire school to ban the use of hoverboards on campus.

The World Figure Skating Championship is coming to Boston, and NH1's Chantel McCabe has a preview.

Events we're following from the NH1 Media Center

Manchester Police Chief Nick Willard testifies this morning before a Congressional committee to discuss New Hampshire's opioid crisis. WBIN-TV, 99.1 NH1 News, and nh1.com will carry his remarks live.

Republican lawmakers hold a news conference today to outline their vision for how the Medicaid Expansion program can be extended beyond this year.

The Department of Health and Human Services in New Hampshire is conducting its annual one-day count of the state's homeless today.

The Governor is expected to nominate a new consumer advocate at today's Executive Council meeting.

Responders who aided Secret Service agents injured in a crash on Route 16 last month will be meeting with the Governor this morning at 9:45am as she extends her thanks for their efforts.

New Hampton and Keene hold separate forums to discuss the heroin crisis in New Hampshire this evening.

Top News

Hillary Clinton and Martin O'Malley have expressed support for another debate before New Hampshire's Democratic Presidential Primary on February 9th.

The Air Force says the KC-46A Pegasus, coming to Pease Air National Guard Base in 2018, carried out its successful first refueling flight.

Survivors of a small plane crash in North Hampton last summer paid a visit to Portsmouth Regional Hospital recently to thank those who treated them after the crash, and talk about their ordeal.

A report on the Department of Children, Youth, and Families suggests the department's staff is overworked.

Kyle Buffum admits he helped orchestrate the stabbing of a woman at Bear Brook State Park in 2013, but in his trial this week he's arguing insanity at the time.

A federal judge has ordered the public release of hundreds of documents in the case of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Lawmakers heard arguments for changes to the state's sex offender guidelines.

Legislators are working out the details of a bill that would link those who have been administered Narcan with Recovery Coaches.

The state has certified the second of three planned medical marijuana cultivation centers in New Hampshire.

The EPA says release of toxic chemicals by companies in New Hampshire and New England were down year-to-year between 2013 and 2014.

Portsmouth High School says it's reviewing its policies in the wake of a robo-call bomb threat made last month that turned out to be a hoax.


Republican Presidential candidate Jeb Bush has announced the endorsement of a coalition of veterans across New Hampshire.

Ohio Governor John Kasich, fresh off endorsements from the Boston Globe and Concord Monitor, campaigned at Franklin Pierce University on Tuesday.

UNH researchers say the state's changing demographics since the 2008 election may explain how the 2016 campaign is playing out.

Immigration is a high-priority issue for New Hampshire voters in 2016.

Money is a key issue as lawmakers debate how to allocate resources to aid the state's fight against the opioid crisis.

Raising the minimum wage was the subject of a hearing at the State House on Tuesday.

Lawmakers are considering a bill that would make it a felony crime to send nude pictures without consent-a practice known as "revenge porn".

Law enforcement officers are voicing their opposition to a bill repealing a ban on tinted front windows.

A Manchester School Board member is questioning how the school district measured scores for the Smarter Balanced Assessment Test-specifically why it eliminated zeros (from those who refused to take the test) from the average.

Concord and Merrimack County officials want more time to map out plans for a new Superior Court House downtown.

Derry's Town Council has appointed an interim town administrator.

A group of Thornton Street residents upset over the proposed demolition of a 100-year-old home, the city's assistant mayor is proposing a change to the city's housing code.

The plans to build a new high school in Dover are moving forward, as most of the project's been approved by the city's Joint Building Committee.

Chichester's selectmen and budget committee approved the town's $2.1 million operating budget at a meeting Tuesday night.

A public hearing was held Tuesday on Merrimack Valley schoo district's proposed $39.4 million budget.

Maine's Governor keeps making headlines, suggesting (perhaps jokingly?) that the state should bring back the guillotine for those convicted of the most serious drug crimes.


A Dublin man accused of setting a car on fire in Jaffrey back in September is due in court for a probable cause hearing next month.

A judge has rule the city of Portsmouth won't be paying $110,000 in legal fees to an attorney who represented several smaller beneficiaries of the disputed will of Geraldine Webber.

The trial of a woman accused of being a getaway driver in the robbery of a Citizens Bank in Stratham is expected to wrap up today.

3 Texas residents will be in court today on charges connected to a credit card skimming scheme in the Nashua area.


Part of Route 111 in Hampstead was closed this morning after a serious crash.

Police say they have a 'person of interest' in custody who may be connected to robberies in both Concord and Goffstown earlier this week.

Police in Raymond say the discovery of the body of a man inside a tractor-trailer truck parked at the Raymond Shopping Center Tuesday night is not considered suspicious.

Two people were taken to the hospital after a car rolled over at Seabrook Beach.

A woman from Weare's been accused of stealing $80,000 from her employer in Londonderry after using dozens of forged checks over a 5-year period.

An off-duty police officer in Dover found himself unexpectedly on the job after two men tried to rob a city convenience store Monday.

An employee of Wentworth-Douglass Hospital is facing charges after State Police say she took drugs from a drug-dispensing machine at the hospital.

The driver wasn't hurt in a single-vehicle rollover crash on Tebbets Road in Rochester Tuesday morning.


Southern New Hampshire Health System has a new CEO.

A roofless building on Bridge Street in Portsmouth-condemned by the city-will soon have a new life as it is renovated into a convenience store and apartments.


The NFL says it's investigating Peyton Manning over accusations he had human growth hormone delivered to his home.

Other News

A app developed by middle school students in Nashua is up for an award.


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