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Thomas Smith arraigned in Nashua District Court for murder on Tuesday.

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All Things New Hampshire: Wednesday, May 20, 2015


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A new NH1 News poll answers the question: Do 1st district voters want Congressman Frank Guinta to resign?

The man believed to be "Jack the Snipper" is in trouble with the law once more, this time accused of exposing himself to an 11 year-old girl.

A first-grade teacher in Manchester is on leave after hosting an after-prom, underage drinking party.

An assault trial is underway for an ex-Seabrook police officer accused of slamming a suspect's head into a wall at the police station in a 2009 incident that was caught on camera.

The New Hampshire Senate is putting the finishing touches on a proposed 2-year budget. Senate budget writers got an earful from home health care providers Tuesday as they pushed for an increase in their rates.

Former Rhode Island Senator and Governor Lincoln Chafee visited Merrimack County Democrats Tuesday and tells NH1 Political Director Paul Steinhauser he's almost 100% certain to run for President.

Chickens in Portsmouth? It could soon be happening at the Strawbery Banke Museum.

2 people have pleaded guilty to selling marijuana at a convenience store in New Hampshire.

Northumberland police have arrested a woman after finding what they're calling a "significant" amount of heroin and other drugs in her apartment.

New numbers from the NH Department of Health and Human Services show just how many Granite State workers died on the job between 2000 and 2012.

A new computer program claims to help you cut down on your social media usage, but is it really a scam? NH1 News Investigates.

150 year-old Stevens High School in Claremont has gotten a much-needed makeover.

The Maine Senate has overridden a veto by Governor Paul LePage of a bill that would allow the transfer of a moose hunting permit to a family member.

NH1 Chief Meteorologist Joe Joyce explains how Antartica's ice shelf is disappearing.

Stories we're following from the NH1 Media Center

The hearing for Robert Breest continues in Concord. Breest, convicted of murdering a young girl more than 4 decades ago, is seeking a new trial based on DNA evidence.

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush is expected to appear in Portsmouth at noon today.

A bill that would require employers to accomodate breast-feeding in the workplace will be voted on at the State House today.

Manchester Community College is holding graduation ceremonies tonight at 7pm. Governor Hassan is the featured speaker.

Former NBC Nightly News Anchor Tom Brokaw speaks at the Music Hall in Portsmouth tonight as part of its "Writers on a New England Stage" series.

It's the end of an era tonight, as David Letterman hosts his final "Late Show" on CBS.

Top News

The sentencing date has been set for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, and the convicted Boston Marathon Bomber is expected to face about 20 of his victims.

The Derry Town Council voted in favor of budget cuts to Derry's fire and police departments, including closing a fire station, over the objections of protestors.

Assistant Police Chief Nick Willard has been nominated to replace outgoing Chief David Mara in Manchester.

State and Federal officials are accusing leaders of several charities claiming to raise money to fight cancer of lining their own pockets instead.

The man charged with making the drug DMT in his apartment is still in the hospital, but did have his bail set on Tuesday.

Some national Republicans believe Frank Guinta's ongoing campaign finance controversy could be a big problem for Senator Kelly Ayotte's re-election bid. House Speaker John Boehner didn't exactly offer a ringing endorsement on Wednesday.

Kinder-Morgan is pointing to an agreement with Liberty Utilities as proof there's a need for a new natural gas pipeline, but members of the Public Utilities Commission aren't so sure.

State health officials say lead amounts at the Mill West residential complex in Manchester exceed federal regulations.

Attorneys for convicted murderer Robert Breest argued for a new trial Tuesday, citing new DNA evidence.

Ryan Marchant has been indicted on new negligent homicide charges related to the 2013 Durham crash that led to the death of a retired New Hampshire judge.

A former New Hampshire State Trooper fighting to reverse a conviction on charges he assaulted his wife may be in more trouble in Maine, according to court documents that reveal the discovery of several fake IDs at his home.

The Applebee's in West Lebanon is closed after receiving some kind of threat.

A hazmat team was called after a Rindge family opened an envelope that contained a white powder, later found to be harmless.

A middle schooler is demanding an apology after saying she was publicly humiliated for refusing to say the pledge of allegiance.


With state revenue projections more optimistic than first thought, a number of proposed budget cuts are being reversed.

A 19 year-old Republican was the winner of a special election for State Representative in House District 32 Tuesday.

Nashua residents expressed support for a downtown arts center during a meeting held by city officials Tuesday night.

After two overdose deaths in Salem last weekend, town officials are debating whether or not police officers should be trained to administer the drug Narcan.

George Pataki is planning an announcement on his 2016 presidential hopes in Exeter next week.

Portsmouth's City Council is moving forward with plans to upgrade the wastewater treatment plant at Pierce Island.

The city of Manchester has agreed to renew the operating agreement with the group that runs the city's dog park.

Citing concerns about taxes and legal implications, Merrimack officials have voted against a 1-megawatt solar-power plant proposed by Pennichuck Water Works.


A State Supreme Court ruling on taxicab service licenses doesn't appear to impact Uber in its push to operate the ride-sharing service in New Hampshire.

A man from Lowell, Massachusetts made his initial court appearance Tuesday on charges he killed a Nashua man last November.

Farmington's former fire chief is expected to plead guilty to charges he took money from the department. The plea comes as part of an agreement with prosecutors.

A man accused of choking his girlfriend's 3 year-old daughter in March of 2014 was sentenced Tuesday.

The parents of a Mont Vernon teen who died of alcohol poisoning after a Boston University fraternity party in 2013 are now suing the fraternity and three members.


A 4-year-old child was injured while riding on a scooter near Millennium Park in Somersworth Tuesday afternoon.

Police in Rochester believe they've identified a suspect in a hit-and-run accident that killed a bicyclist last week.

A man accused of robbing a bank in Manchester is being held on $10,000 bail.

A Tuftonboro man who police say is a "self-proclaimed drug addict" is facing charges in connection with a pharmacy robbery in Wolfeboro.

A Pembroke man is facing charges after police say he was clocked driving 111 miles per hour.

Police say a Wolfeboro teen went for double jeopardy Monday, accused of both speeding and trying to sell marijuana in a school zone.

Jumping into a tidal channel is not the recommended course of action when being pursued by police in Portsmouth, but one man tried it anyway.

Clothes and other items are being sought for victims of Sunday's fire in Nashua.

Smoke in Campbell High School's shop room led to the temporary evacuation of about 500 students Tuesday afternoon.


The New Hampshire business community is starting to warm up to the "grand bargain" between the state and Eversource, as the utility company is being ordered to sell off its power plants to allow the state's electricity market to be fully deregulated.

A new study by the Portsmouth Chamber of Commerce praised the impact of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard on the local economy.

A seafood program that links NH fishermen with customers is underway for a second season.

The historic Ioka Theater in Exeter may get a new life as a restaurant and brewery.

"Ride The Wilds" is getting ready to kick off its third season in the North Country this weekend.

Other News

A 1779 petition by New Hampshire slaves is going on display in Portsmouth.

A Nashua woman who suffered a spinal cord injury in a December 2014 accident is on the long road to recovery.

A group of high school students from Durham are looking to thank an anonymous man who helped make their pre-prom dinner a memorable one.

Friday's your deadline to enter the state's moose hunt lottery.

National and World News

Hillary Clinton is calling for the State Department to speed up the release of emails she wrote during her tenure as Secretary of State.

Investigators believe the deadly biker gang shootout in Waco, Texas, started because of a dispute over parking spaces.

Unions are calling for Amtrak to place a second crew member in their locomotives, as a failsafe to help avoid deadly accidents like last week's train derailment in Philadelphia.

A Presidential order has banned 'military type' vehicles and equipment for use by local law enforcement.

A Duke professor is backtracking, saying comments he made about African-Americans were misunderstood.

There's reports that former Patriots star Aaron Hernandez, spending life in prison for the murder of Odin Lloyd, was involved in a prison fight.


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