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All Things New Hampshire: Wednesday, May 13, 2015


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It's no secret that New Hampshire has a heroin problem-but where is all that heroin coming from? NH1 News investigates.

Mont Vernon residents are reacting to the parole of Autumn Savoy, convicted of helping to cover up a brutal attack that left Kimberly Cates dead and also seriously injured her daughter.

A second suspect in the 1988 murder of a same-sex couple in Nashua has been arrested after his extradition from Canada.

The man who was shot and killed Sunday afternoon in Manchester has been identified.

A man has been arrested in connection with the robbery of a 95 year-old veteran in Manchester earlier this month.

Dramatic video of a man in Keene drawing a gun to defend himself after filming a street confrontation last week.

A former Massachusetts police officer is on trial in Brentwood for sexually assaulting a preteen girl multiple times.

A former aide to Kelly Ayotte has waived his arraignment after being arrested last month on prostitution charges.

Police in Manchester say a woman was administered Narcan after slamming into a police radar trailer and passing out in her car.

The body of a homeless man, who disappeared in the waters of the Merrimack River Monday, was recovered on Tuesday afternoon.

Possible 2016 Presidential candidate Rick Santorum made a rare visit to New Hampshire Tuesday.

Texas Senator Ted Cruz has picked up 3 endorsements in NH, including former NH House Speaker Bill O'Brien.

A Manchester woman who won a legal battle to record police during a traffic stop says a bill that would officially legalize the practice doesn't go far enough.

The Executive Director of the NH GOP is moving on after just 4 months on the job. The news comes as the GOP has announced another grassroots training event next month in Manchester.

Manchester's police chief is retiring after 7 years leading the force.

A legal battle is brewing over the construction of a school in Unity.

Manchester-Boston Regional Airport has passed a recent FAA inspection with flying colors.

Nepal has been rocked by yet another earthquake. Chief Meteorologist Joe Joyce explains why it keeps happening.

Time for some spring cleaning: Laconia is promoting its drug take-back efforts.

Pro tip from a Massachusetts police department: don't chase bears while you're drunk, and definitely not with an axe.

Stories we're following from the NH1 Media Center today

Closing arguments are being held today in the sentencing phase of the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Anthony Barnaby will be in court today. Barnaby is one of two men accused in the 1988 murder of a same-sex couple in Nashua.

Dennis Verrill will be sentenced today. The former corrections officer was fired after being charged with bringing morphine to an inmate at the Rockingham County jail.

Former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley visits New Hampshire today as he considers a run for President. Events are scheduled in Manchester and Durham.

A candlelight vigil will be held tonight at the National Law Enforcement Officers' Memorial in Washington, DC. Brentwood Police Officer Stephen Arkell's name is being added to the memorial this week-Tuesday was the 1-year anniversary of his death. NH1's Tyler Dumont will be live from Washington with the story.

Organizers of the "New England Pumpkin Festival" in Claremont-not to be confused with the former Keene Pumpkin Festival that's moving to Laconia this year-are seeking approval from the city at a City Council meeting tonight.

The Fish and Game Department meets Wednesday to propose its final rules on banning chocolate as bear bait.

Top News

The victim of a shooting in Manchester over the weekend has a history of his own, accused of attempted murder at a barbershop in Manchester in 2012.

First Congressional District Congressman Frank Guinta is shelling out some big bucks to settle a long-standing campaign finance dispute dating back to his first campaign in 2010.

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who continues to flirt with a run for President, unloaded on President Obama during a speech outlining his economic vision Tuesday in Manchester. He also paid a visit to Pembroke later that evening.

Closing arguments were held Tuesday in the inheritance dispute involving a Portsmouth Police Sergeant who was left $2.1 million dollars.


Hillary Clinton's campaign says it's using social media to build its ground game in New Hampshire.

Senate budget writers are divided on whether or not Keno gaming should be a part of the next 2-year state budget.

Nashua's mayor is proposing a $260 million city budget. The Nashua school budget is also being worked on-it doesn't cut any varsity sports programs, but it does raise athletic fees.

Just one resident turned out to discuss Portsmouth's proposed city budget at a hearing earlier this week.

A political newcomer won Manchester's Ward 5 seat in a special election held on Tuesday.

Teachers in Nashua want more time before rolling out a new grading system at the city's high schools.

Rollinsford is beginning a study to send all of its students to schools in nearby Eliot, Maine.

New Castle voters have rejected a plan to renovate its town hall.

A Nashua mayoral candidate has picked up an endorsement from a longtime community leader.


A man was critically injured in a fire at a home on Islington Street in Portsmouth Tuesday night.

One person was injured in a fire at a home in Salem early this morning.

A teen who crashed into a utility pole in Pelham Monday night is facing DUI charges.

Police have charged a Dover man with lying about being held up at knifepoint.

A man killed in a bicycle accident in Rochester last week is being remembered by friends and family.


The sentencing for a Litchfield principal convicted of stealing money from her school has been delayed yet again.


The parent company of Daniel Webster College has been charged with student loan fraud.

Months after the restaurant Kelley's Row closed its doors following a flooding mishap, a new tenant has yet to move into the vacant space in Dover.

A Massachsuetts-based company operation in Hudson has been fined for trying to recycle hazardous chemicals.

New Hampshire lags behind the rest of the region when it comes to solar production.


Pats QB Tom Brady is lawyering up in a big way to defend himself in the Deflategate scandal. The lead investigator the NFL is firing back at claims made by Brady's agent.

Other News

A new study from the Pew Research Center suggests that fewer Granite Staters consider themselves religious.

It's no longer "Headmaster", it's "Principal" at Pembroke Academy.

A familiar sight in Portsmouth is back.

Beekeepers in Concord say looser restrictions are bringing the hobby back.

National and World

The investigation has begun into the Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia that's left 5 people dead.

Officials in Nepal are urging residents to get out of buildings damaged by the latest earthquake.

A big setback for President Obama, as Senate Democrats helped to block a bill intended to forward his trade agenda.


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