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All Things New Hampshire: Wednesday, March 18, 2015


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A Rochester man is facing charges in Queens, New York, accused of shooting at NYPD officers.

South Carolina Sentaor Lindsey Graham and former New York Governor George Pataki took part in Tuesday's Wild Irish Breakfast in Nashua. Graham had some critical words about the potential nuclear deal with Iran being negotiated by the Obama administration.

Former NH Supreme Court Chief Justice John Broderick is stepping down from his post at the Rudman Center.

NH1 Investigates "Crippling Cuts" at the Coast Bus Service and how it could impact those who rely upon it.

Financially strapped homeowners are seeking foreclosure relief from Concord lawmakers.

NH1 breaks down the numbers on overdoses in the Granite State so far this year.

DHHS will begin testing in April for those affected by a contaminated well in Portsmouth.

Projects along the Connecticut River are getting $1.3 million in grants.

New Hampshire's unemployment rate is down.

The NH1 top 5: The top 5 test-taking public schools in New Hampshire.

Stories we're following from the NH1 Media Center

The House Finance Committee is scheduled to vote today on proposed cuts to the Department of Transportation budget. DOT officials say the cuts could lead to unsafe roads and lots of lost jobs.

Transportation Officials are holding a news conference this afternoon as they roll out an advertising campaign educating drivers about the new ban on use of handheld cellphones effective July 1.

The United States Attorney in New Hampshire will hold a press briefing at 2pm. According to a release, the briefing is "in connection with the takedown of a heroin trafficking organization in the State of New Hampshire."

A public meeting is scheduled for tonight to discuss the 2016 school budget for Nashua.

Top News from around New Hampshire

Thousands were without power last night because of gusty winds that caused problems around the state.

A new public service announcement launches this week urging people not to text while driving. It features the widow of an Amherst man killed outside of his home in an accident where texting was involved.

Pamela Smart is speaking out about the recent parole of the gunman who killed her husband.

Oops: It appears some New Hampshire students took the wrong Smarter Balanced Assessment test this week.

A man arraigned in connection with a police chase between Manchester and Nashua appeared in court Tuesday, and a drug stash may be the reason that chase started.

Governor Hassan is urging that the state expand its blood testing for those impacted by a contaminated well at Pease.

Problems continue at the Lakeview Special Education School, who are facing a tight deadline to compy with state regulations.

The new women's prison in Concord is a year behind schedule and $10 million over budget.

A judge has granted a restraining order against workers at Beechstone apartments from entering units without advance notice, after at least one tenant reported a lack of communication.

Police in Bow are looking for a woman caught on video robbing a gas station.

More troubling drug numbers, this time from the Lakes Region, where Lakes Region General Hospital is reporting 73 overdose cases in the last 6 months.


Maybe he's serious this time? Donald Trump isn't renewing his contract with NBC for his show "The Apprentice", fueling speculation he's really running for President. He's also scheduled an appearance at the home of a state representative in Amherst Thursday.

Ted Cruz is complaining about the national coverage of his visit to New Hampshire, and his "world on fire" comment. He also talked about it on Late Night with Seth Meyers.

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul may have identified a date to announce his run for President.

A group of New Hampshire lawmakers have sent a letter urging Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren to run for President.

House budget writers continue to trim away at the budget for the Department of Health and Human Services.

The State Senate is moving forward legislation intended to help redevelop the Balsams Resort.

An attempt to censure a selectman in Salem failed last night as he continues to defend himself against allegations of harassing town employees. The same selectman has also prompted a review of the town's social media policy after being accused of posting non-public information on his Facebook page.

Manchester is finally moving forward on a plan to replace its streetlights.

Representatives from local utility companies got an earful from residents in Londonderry about rate changes at a public meeting Monday night.

Plans for the old Town Hall in Durham remain up in the air amid several different proposals.

New Hampshire lawmakers voted against a bill that would make the red-tailed hawk the official state predator bird, and some of those that spoke during the discussion were a little snarky about it.

The state has scheduled a public hearing on potentially reducing the number of slots in the moose lottery.

Right-to-know record keeping and costs vary widely depending on which government agency you're dealing with.


A Salem man has agreed to a plea deal after being accused of kidnapping a 14 year-old teen in Massachusetts and having sex with her.

A man from Epsom was sentenced to 9 years in prison for raping a 15 year-old girl.

A trial date has been set for a New Hampton day care provider accused of using fitted sheets cover babies in order to get them to sleep.

An inmate at Berlin's federal prison has been sentenced an additional 2 years for federal weapon posession charges.

A Laconia man was found guilty of pistol-whipping an accquaintance of his sister's.


A slow-speed pursuit of a woman who police say was driving erractically has led to charges.

A Somersworth man is facing multiple charges of assault against his wife.

A Massachusetts man who prosecutors say lied about his good behavior has now been charged with perjury.

An arrest warrant has been issued for a Newmarket man who skipped a court hearing on charges he stole a Jeep in Dover and tried to cover it up.

Fugitives from Oklahoma and New York have been arrested in Manchester.

A desk chair appears to be the cause of Monday's fire at Nute High School in Milton.


Portsmouth Regional Hospital has been designated a level II trauma center.

The FDIC has granted a key approval to allow a new bank in New Hampshire to move closer to opening its doors.

It may be years before an application for the proposed Spruce Wind power project goes before state regulators.

Officials in Littleton are looking for a new use for property being vacated by a longtime manufacturing mainstay.

A Portsmouth cabbie is developing an app to allow his taxi service to compete with Uber.

A cafe in Dover that was a downtown fixture for many years has closed its doors.


The Bruins lost to the Sabres in a shootout last night, a game that would have been helpful to have to shore up a playoff berth.

The next Shane Vereen? The Pats have signed free-agent running back Travis Cadet from the Saints.

The Southern New Hampshire University Men's basketball team has advanced to the Division II Elite 8 after winning the Eastern Regional Final in Springfield, Massachusetts last night.

Other News

A benefit is scheduled for this Friday for an Oyster River Hockey Coach injured by a fall.

National and World News

A friend of the suspected Boston Marathon bomber testified in court that he gave Dhokhar Tsarnaev a gun-the same gun prosecutors say was used to kill a MIT police officer in the manhunt after the attacks.

A new CNN poll has Hillary Clinton leading the pack of candidates for the 2016 Presidential campaign.

Israeli's Prime Minister is claiming victory in his re-election effort.

Police are taking boxes from the home of millionaire Robert Durst, facing charges for murder after apparently confessing on an open mic while filming a documentary.

A Penn State fraternity has been suspended after allegations members had a secret Facebook page featuring pictures of nude women sleeping or passed out.

Celebrations were held worldwide during St. Patrick's Day Wednesday. The Dropkick Murphys held an impromptu performance at Logan Airport ahead of an international tour.

Despite the absence of Brian Williams, NBC News continues to lead in the ratings-but barely.


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