Jan 6, 2016 9:31 AM

All Things New Hampshire: Wednesday, January 6, 2016

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In a one-on-one interview with NH1 News Political Director Paul Steinhauser, Donald Trump is raising questions about fellow Republican Presidential candidate Ted Cruz. Trump is also touting the endorsement of a key NH activist who previously backed Cruz. Cruz is dismissing Trump's concerns about where he was born.

A number of Presidential candidates were in New Hampshire to attend a forum on the drug and heroin epidemic, and some of them got personal about their connections to those with addiction issues.

A Manchester woman is speaking out after she shot a man who police say tried to rob her on the street Monday night.

A State Rep from Manchester is proposing a bill that would legalize prostitution-but other state reps are vowing to make sure it never makes it out of the legislature.

Officials say a fire at a home in Alexandria, while suspicious, is not connected to the death of an 11-month-old boy who suffered injuries at the same home several weeks ago.

One person is dead after a fire at a home in Farmington.

Senator Jeanne Shaheen and Governor Maggie Hassan released statements in support of President Obama's announcement of executive orders intended to curb gun violence in the U.S. Sales at local gun stores are reportedly up following President Obama's speech.

Police in Weare are adding semi-automatic weapons to their arsenal, nearly 2 years after the department dropped the weapons following a drug bust gone wrong.

A chimney fire led to smoke damage at a home in Derry early Tuesday.

Residents of an apartment building in Derry were forced out of their homes early Tuesday after a fire in the building's boiler room.

2 people were injured and 2 family cats were killed in a fire at a home in Laconia Tuesday.

Police say a noise complaint led to 17 underage drinking arrests at a home in Gilford early Sunday morning.

Police in Portsmouth say a man overdosed on prescription drugs in a bathroom at a Home Depot.

Canterbury town leaders want to have a voice in the debate over the Northern Pass Transmission line project.

Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas was sworn in for a 4th term in office at a ceremony on Tuesday.

Owners of a Raymond restaurant are considering opening a second location at the site of the former Hilltop Steakhouse in Massachusetts.

Stories we're following from the NH1 Media Center

Adrian Stillwell has a bail hearing at 10 am. He's one of two men accused in the murder of Michael Pittman in Manchester back in November.

The Legislature kicks off its 2016 session today. NH1's Kevin Landrigan will have a full report today at 5pm on NH1 News on WBIN-TV.

The mother of Bella Bond will be arraigned in court this morning in Boston. She's accused of being an accessory after the fact in her daughter's death. Rachelle Bond's boyfriend is charged in the murder of the girl known only as "Baby Doe" for months after her body was found on a Massachusetts beach.

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush will hold a town hall in Meredith at 6:30pm.

Carly Fiorina holds a "Coffee with Carly" event at the Northwood Community Center at 8am. She attends a lunch even at Cara Irish Pub in Dover at noon. At 6:30pm she attends a town hall at Exeter Town Hall.

John Kasich attends a NH Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Abuse Roundtable at the UNH School of Law at 3:30pm. He then visits the Barley House in Concord for a radio interview, then holds his 50th New Hampshire Town Hall at the Hooksett American Legion Post #37.

Senator Kelly Ayotte presents service medals to World War II vet Rosario Cadorette at the Belmont Senior Center today.

Tonight's estimated Powerball jackpot is $400 million.

Top News from around New Hampshire

While President Obama looks to tighten restrictions on gun sales, legislation up for debate in Concord may actually roll back some gun regulations in the state. A number of other hot topics will be taken up as the legislature reconvenes for the 2016 session today.

Town planners in Merrimack have given permission for a medical marijuana dispensary to operate in town.

Backers of the Northern Pass transmission line project are asking a judge to dismiss claims by the project's opponents who own land near its proposed route.

No one was hurt when a car slammed into the side of a dental office in Nashua Tuesday.

A documentary about the life and death of Rochester journalist James Foley will air on HBO next month.


Republican Presidential candidates criss-crossed the state on Tuesday. Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush continued his attacks on Donald Trump at an event in Dover. Carly Fiorina targeted both Trump and Hillary Clinton during her stops around the state Tuesday. Ohio Governor John Kasich took President Obama to task for his executive actions on gun control. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie urged voters not to pay attention to polls.

Senator Al Franken, a former SNL comedy writer, will appear in New Hampshire Thursday campaigning on behalf of Hillary Clinton.

The state has been awarded $150 million over five years by federal Medicaid officials to expand access to mental health and substance abuse treatment services while developing an integrated mental and physical healthcare network.

An Epsom State Representative wants to overturn a committee's decision to kill his bill that could bring up to 6 video lottery machines per bar or restaurant.

The future of the federal McIntyre building is up for debate in Portsmouth.

Rochester's new Mayor was sworn in Tuesday night, and says the city has a lot to offer.

Senator Kelly Ayotte paid a visit to Concord Hospital Tuesday to discuss the question: can there be too much screening for cancer?


A Boston man will be sentenced later this month on charges he withheld drugs from women in order to get them to work as prostitutes on the Seacoast.

3 men have been indicted, accused of beating a fourth man unconscious in an assault at a residence in Wilton back in August.

A man from California who police say was found with 20 pounds of marijuana at a Salem hotel last June says that he was tricked into letting officers search his room after they promised to help him find his lost dog.


No one was hurt after a school bus caught fire in Manchester Tuesday.

Two people suffered minor injuries after a pickup truck collided with a school bus in Campton Tuesday afternoon.

A fire destroyed a barn in Barnstead Tuesday, but two horses were able to get out safely.

Firefighters in Henniker were able to quickly knock down a kitchen fire Tuesday.

A driver crashed into a 168-year-old home in Portsmouth Tuesday, and left behind some incriminating evidence-the vehicle's license plate.

A Londonderry man is facing charges after police say he shot guns off his back deck in the heart of a residential neighborhood.

A brother and sister are facing charges after a brawl outside a karaoke bar in Hampton Beach.

Exeter has begun its search for a new police chief.


It looks like Anheuser-Busch's proposed expansion of a brewery in Merrimack will be larger than first expected.

Two New Hampshire men are awaiting a decision from the World Intellectual Property Association over a website name that Verizon says should belong to them.

A neighbor of the proposed new location for Gary's Beverages in Portsmouth-itself pushed out of downtown to make way for a second parking garage-is suing the city, saying the plans involve Gary's customers going through his property.

A local roofing contractor is facing hefty fines from OSHA for unsafe working conditions.

Other News

UNH researchers say there's a strong link between synthetic flame retardants and obesity.

Fish and Game was able to rescue a deer that fell through ice in Rindge on Tuesday.

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