Nov 18, 2015 9:44 AM

All Things New Hampshire: Wednesday, November 18, 2016

Accused kidnapper Nathaniel Kibby appeared in court Tuesday as his lawyers attempt to have statements he made to police excluded from his upcoming trial.

The mother of American journalist James Foley, publicly beheaded in August 2014 by the Islamic State, says her family felt abandoned by the American government and wants a review of the U.S. hostage policy.

Lawyers for Matthew Dion appear to be moving towards securing a plea deal for the Manchester man accused of killing his parents and burning their home.

A passenger had to be restrained on a flight headed to Boston Tuesday afternoon.

With the drug crisis growing in New Hampshire, some women are taking steps to protect themselves by taking police-sponsored self-defense training classes. NH1's Jenna Abate took one of these classes and reports on her experience.

The drug problem isn't just in New Hampshire; Maine police dealt with a big meth best on Tuesday and say 2015 has been a record-setter.

Senator Kelly Ayotte has helped secure a federal commitment that's intended to boost the number of drug prosecutions in New Hampshire.

New details were revealed by investigators Tuesday in a 30-year-old cold case in Allenstown involving the bodies of a woman and 3 children.

The third suspect arrested in connection with the drug overdose death of Eve Tarmey has been transferred to a New Hampshire jail.

The body of a Plymouth State University student missing since last week has been found.

Governor Hassan's position on Syrian refugees-asking the federal government to hold off on resettling them in the US until the vetting process can be reviewed-is drawing criticism on both sides.

With foreign policy now front and center in the Republican presidential campaign, Carly Fiorina touted her experience in a 1-on-1 interview with NH1 News.

It's the end of the road for Louisiana Governor and Republican Presidential candidate Bobby Jindal, who suspended his campaign Tuesday.

A Londonderry auto body shop needed some work of its own after being struck by a car Tuesday.

A Laconia man is facing charges after being accused of breaking into a home in Belmont while a woman inside was on the phone with police.

Portsmouth officials will take more time to review Uber's proposal to change an ordinance by removing a criminal background check requirement for ride-hailing companies

Tuesday was World Prematurity Day. A Londonderry mother shared with NH1's Shari Small the survival story of her premature twins.

Dartmouth College is responding to reports a "Black Lives Matter" protest became physical.

Dartmouth College faculty have taken an advisory vote in favor of creating an independent graduate school.

The end of an era is coming: Big Papi David Ortiz is expected to announce his retirement from the Red Sox after the 2016 season.

Patriots offensive lineman, himself a cancer survivor, has revealed that his infant son is battling kidney cancer.

Conway's Majestic Theater is among several building added to the New Hampshire Register of Historic Places.

More than 52,000 pounds of Tyson chicken wings have been recalled-over concerns with an "off odor".

Events we're following from the NH1 Media Center

The legislature meets in special session today to take up several measures dealing with the state's drug crisis.

Leslie Aberle, the third suspect arrested in connection with the drug overdose death of Eve Tarmey in Rochester last month, is arraigned in a New Hampshire courtroom today.

Frantzer Fleurimond, a man accused of using heroin to control women working for him as prostitutes, is being arraigned in court today.

UNH will hold a campus-wide vigil to honor the victims of the Paris terror attacks this afternoon at 4 pm.

Republican Presidential candidate Carly Fiorina meets with veterans at New England College this morning, then attends a town hall at Keene State College this afternoon.

Republican Presidential candidate Jeb Bush attends a house party this evening in Bedford.

Top News from around New Hampshire

Manchester Police Chief Nick Willard says he's been told by the FBI that New Hampshire could host up to 500 Syrian refugees.

The family of the Allenstown boy whose death over the weekend is being called suspicious is asking for help in paying the child's funeral costs.

According to court documents, police believe Darlene Lawrence had revealed her affair to her husband just before he shot her in their home in Merrimack.

Canterbury residents continue to question the need for a police chief as the current chief faces sexual assault allegations.

An 11-year-old girl is getting praise in Nashua for getting her family out of a home with high CO levels.

A goalie for the Manchester Monarchs is accused of attempting to strangle his girlfriend on Monday.


Kentucky Senator and Republican Presidential candidate Rand Paul is submitting legislation that would block refugees from areas of the world considered known terrorist regions.

A Concord attorney is running for the District 2 Executive Council seat.

Dover's Planning Board has given its OK for a proposed medical marijuana dispensary.

Health care costs are being blamed for an increase in the Londonderry town budget.

Several towns in New Hampshire are considering hiring a new financial adviser after a firm that manages investments for more than 20 local communities was fined by the SEC.


A judge is debating over several motions as prosecutors and defense attorneys debate what evidence should be allowed in the case of Katlyn Marin, the former Nashua resident accused of killing her 3-year-old daughter Brielle Gage.

A former employee at the Nashua Children's Home is free on bail after waiving his arraignment on charges he raped a teenage resident of the facility.

The Carroll County Attorney's office is under fire after charges were dropped against a man accused of sexual assault, and the victim says the office mishandled the case.

A well-known Nashua DJ will go to prison for 2 years in a plea agreement on charges he sold drugs to undercover police officers.

A man who says he was the victim of a witch hunt by state prosecutors over his real estate dealings is going to the U.S. Supreme Court in an attempt to overturn state officials' immunity from prosecution.

A Portsmouth man accused of soliciting an undercover police officer posing as a 14-year-old girl will remain behind bars after losing a bid to have his bail lowered.

A former Newmarket man previously sentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison for raping a 5-year-old girl has pleaded guilty to lesser charges after the New Hampshire Supreme Court overturned his convictions last year because of a Miranda rights violation.


10 people were put out into the street after an early-morning fire in Manchester.

A truck driver from Connecticut was seriously hurt after a crash early this morning in I-93 in Concord.

A Concord man is facing charges after being clocked at 107 miles per hour with a baby in the car.

Two people are facing charges after a high-speed chase that ended in a crash on Green Street in Somersworth Tuesday.

A driver was arrested on drug charges after a rollover accident in Pelham on Tuesday.

A Nashua native is dead and his wife seriously hurt after being struck while walking in a crosswalk in Oregon by a man wanted in an ongoing crime spree.

A Goffstown Police officer is being hailed for his generosity after responding to a report of a stolen wallet last weekend.


The Planet Fitness gym chain has dropped a lawsuit against a former payroll manager who was accused of stealing sensitive data from the company.

Developers behind the proposed renovation of the Balsams resort aim to start work by June 1 of next year.

Other News

A UNH study suggests that without the federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) more people would be living in poverty.

A woman who led the charge to get Spaulding High School's "Red Raiders" mascot changed says she's dropping her effort-for now-after getting a lot of negative feedback.

A new parking garage in downtown Dover is set to open next week.

A 96 year-old Pearl Harbor survivor was honored in Rochester recently.

A bank in Portsmouth is helping ease the parking crunch in the downtown area, and the price can't be beat.

After Donald Trump suggested Iowa voters were "dumb" for supporting Ben Carson, the Washington Post took it upon themselves to figure out which state was the smartest in the nation. It turns out New Hampshire ranks third.

A Nashua schoolteacher has advanced to the second round of the nationwide "Solve For Tomorrow" contest.

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