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All Things New Hampshire: Wednesday, May 6, 2015


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State Police are investigating an incident where a woman in Charleston was tied up and robbed in her own home.

There's been a second arrest in connection with the stabbing death of a man along a bike path in Nashua back in March.

A man is being held on $50,000 bail after being arrested in connection with a string of fires around Raymond and Epping. One of those fires led to the death of 3 dogs. The family in that case is speaking out.

Most UNH students avoided rowdy behavior during Cinco de Mayo partying Tuesday in Durham.

A woman is warning others to be careful with their belongings after thieves took her wallet at a Bedford store and then went on a $20,000 spending spree.

The jury has deadlocked in the case of Steven Amazeen, the former Lee man shot by police responding to a domestic dispute at his home in 2012.

A report of suspicious vehicles in Plaistow is putting a scare in both parents and children.

NH1's Keke Vencill took to the skies with the NH Air National Guard 157th Air Refueling Wing as they demonstrated how their jobs play a critical role for the US military. Here's a photo gallery of shots taken during our ride-along.

Former New York Governor George Pataki is moving closer to a Presidential bid, and is back in the Granite State for the 9th time in the last several months.

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has released a video showing highlights of his visit to NH last weekend as his campaign for president gets underway.

NH1 News has learned that potential 2016 presidential candidate and former Virginia Governor Jim Webb will visit NH later this month.

NH1's Kevin Landrigan reports that state revenues failed to meet their benchmarks in April.

Mike Huckabee is the latest Republican presidential candidate to officially announce a run for the White House.

Concord fire officials have the numbers on Monday's big brush fire: 7 hours to fight, and 8 acres scorched.

A Hampton man has been found dead in Portsmouth, the victim of an apparent drug overdose.

1 person is dead after a motorcycle and car collision in Belmont.

$5 million in gifts is helping Dartmouth fill 3 coaching positions.

A microbiologist claims that some beards are as dirty as toilets.

The NH1 Top 5: the Top 5 public golf courses in New Hampshire.

Stories we're following from the NH1 Media Center

David Caplin will be in court today in Nashua. Caplin is one of two men being extradited from Canada to be re-tried in the 1988 murder of a same-sex couple.

Stephen Peno will be in court in Nashua Wednesday morning for his arraignment after being arrested on connection with the stabbing death of Benjamin Marcum along a bike path back in March.

Portsmouth Police Sergeant Aaron Goodwin continues his testimony in the estate trial of Geraldine Webber. A $2.1 million dollar inheritance is hanging in the balance.

An unveiling ceremony will be held at the State House this morning for a recently-discovered artifiact: A large reprinting of the Declaration of Independence signed by all those in office on July 4th, 1876.

Among the items the House will vote on: a $28 million bond that would help redevelop the Balsams resort. They'll also consider a bill that would ban the sale and possession of synthetic drugs like "Spice".

Ohio Governor John Kasich, who continues to mull a run for President, will attend a Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce Business Roundtable Wednesday at noon at the Barley House in Concord.

The Department of Fish and Game will be holding a meeting tomorrow afternoon in Concord as they work to update the department's 10-year action plan.

The Dover City Council will be voting tonight on its $128 million budget package.

The open road toll lanes will be closed tonight on Interstate 93 in Hooksett for maintenance work starting at 7pm.

Top News

Police are looking for two men they say surprised a 60 year-old woman as she was letting out her dog, tied her up, and robbed her home in Charleston.

Portsmouth Police Sergeant Aaron Goodwin testified today in the Geraldine Webber estate hearing. At issue is whether or not Webber was mentally competent to leave Goodwin a $2.1 million inheritance.

The grandmother of Lizzi Marriott testified today in a hearing on a bill that would require defendants to attend their sentencing hearing. The bill was spurred by Marriott's killer, Seth Mazzaglia, who tried unsuccessfully to avoid his sentencing.

A report of suspicious vehicles in Plaistow is putting a scare in both parents and children.

On the 25th anniversary of the death of Gregory Smart, Pamela Smart spoke to Inside Edition from inside the maximum security prison where she is serving a life sentence in connection with her death.

A judge is not allowing non-DNA evidence to be reconsidered at an upcoming hearing that could potentially lead to a retrial for Robert Breest in a decades-old murder case.

Advocates for a variety of causes packed the State House Tuesday to speak out against proposed cuts in the State Budget.


Democrats have scheduled 6 debates during the Presidential primary season-at least one is in New Hampshire.

The current NH RNC commitee member is apologizing for appearing (briefly) at a Planned Parenthood fundraiser.

The Governor says she's restoring funding in the state budget for nursing homes that had previously been dropped to help make up a budget gap.

Portsmouth is moving ahead after the City Council voted to approve a plan to finance construction for a second downtown parking garage

Rochester's City Council has rejected raises for itself and the city's mayor.

Manchester's Board of Alderman is expressing skepticism over a budget backed by the school board, preferring the Mayor's version instead.

Manchester has put forth an ultimatum for the ride-sharing service Uber: arrange state background checks for their drivers within 30 days.

A former Mayor and current alderman in Nashua is running for Mayor again.

A Derry official says he'll resign in protest of a proposed tax cut in the town budget.

Governor Hassan heard from Monadnock region businessman about their ideas to grow the state's economy at a roundtable discussion Tuesday.

Salem is updating its social media policy for town officials, and one Selectman says he's the primary target.

The state has plans to sell a vacant building that's part of the Youth Development Center campus in Manchester.


The Department of Health and Human Services has been ordered to hand over emails related to the response to the contaminated well at Pease International Airport.

The woman who dug up her father's grave in Colebrook looking for his 'real will' was sentenced to prison time Tuesday.

A woman from Wisconsin facing assault charges for throwing her infant son in Keene will appear in court this morning.

A former Dover man has pleaded guilty to inappropriately touching a 5 year-old girl.

A Massachusetts man was sentenced to jail time after being convicted of sexually assaulting a 14 year-old girl in Salem.

Sentencing has not been set yet for a former Dover City Councilor convicted of criminally threatening his former girlfriend.

A sister of a woman who aided her brother during a 2013 armed robbery in Somersworth has pleaded guilty.

The trial of Peggy Starr of New Durham, accused of intentionally starving a child that was in her care, remains in limbo due to scheduling issues with the judge.

A Gilmanton woman is expected to plead guilty to stealing more than $80,000 from her employer in Exeter.


Two men have been arrested in connection with a vandalism spree in Weare.

A woman and an infant avoided serious injury after a crash on the Everett Turnpike Tuesday.

A pair of men from Hooksett are facing prowling charges in Manchester.

A 13 year-old girl was hurt in an ATV crash in Errol Tuesday.

A brush fire was knocked down on the Derry-Londonderry town line Tuesday afternoon.


A lawsuit has been filed against Manny Pacquiao for not disclosing his shoulder injury prior to last Saturday's title fight with Floyd Mayweather.


A state-sponsored public meeting to discuss a proposed expansion of the resort at Mount Sunapee was held last night, and many speakers voiced concerns about the plan.

BAE Systems has been awarded a $434 million contract to produce night goggles for the army.

Other News

There's a New Hampshire connection to the organization that put on the Muhammad cartoon exhibit in Texas that was the scene of a shooting.

A historic building is throwing a kink into the Main Street reconstruction project in Concord.

National and World News

Defense lawyers for convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are focusing on his troubled family life as his sentencing hearing draws to a close in Boston.

We're learning more about one of the gunmen involved in the shooting outside a showing of cartoons depicting the prophet Muhammad in Texas.

Baltimore's mayor says police will have body cameras by year's end.

Hillary Clinton is laying out her proposal for immigration.

Ferguson, Missouri is considering removing a shrine at the spot where Michael Brown was killed last summer.

A woman held hostage was rescued...by ordering a pizza.

They're calling him the real-life Andy Dufrense. A man serving time at the prison that doubled as the prison in 'The Shawshank Redemption' has been captured 56 years after escaping.

A woman in a wheelchair won a treadmill on "The Price Is Right", and says she's keeping it.


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