Nov 25, 2015 5:20 AM

All Things New Hampshire: Wednesday, November 25, 2015

A quick housekeeping note: All Things New Hampshire is off on Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday. May you and your loved ones enjoy a safe and festive Thanksgiving.

Stories that have us clicking on

A Manchester couple is facing charges in Massachusetts they lied to detectives investigating a case of a missing New Jersey woman whose body was found burning along railroad tracks.

Former St. Paul's Prep Student Owen Labrie, convicted of sexually assaulting a teenage classmate in May of 2014, has officially registered as a sex offender in his home state of Vermont.

A Brookline man is facing rape and kidnapping charges.

With a travel alert in effect, here's what to expect if you're heading to Manchester-Boston Regional Airport this week.

Candlelight vigils were held around the state Tuesday to show support for refugees from all countries and to ask elected officials not to close the doors to America in their time of need.

NH1 News took a look a the story of one New Hampshire refugee family that gave up everything to come to America.

Governor Hassan was among the first speakers before a legislative task force formed to address the state's growing drug crisis.

The case of a former babysitter kidnapping a 2-year-old girl in Massachusetts has gotten the attention of parents-here's some signs that you may have a bad babysitter.

A 5-car pileup closed Manchester's Canal Street during the rush hour drive Tuesday afternoon. Another crash earlier in the day closed Biron Bridge in the Queen City.

WMUR reporter Audrey Cox has been indicted on DUI and reckless conduct charges after being accused of striking a 79-year-old woman while driving in Hampton last September.

A Massachusetts man has been indicted in New Hampshire on charges he withheld heroin from them in order to coerce them into working as prostitutes.

A Rockingham County inmate has been indicted on charges he groped and threatened to rape a corrections officer.

The New Hampshire Supreme Court has rejected the city of Keene's request for an injunction against the "Robin Hooders" who have been tailing parking meter readers and feeding the meters with coins.

Dartmouth College's President is condemning the behavior of some protestors who were caught on video using profanity and intimidating behavior when they marched into a campus library following a "Black Lives Matter" protest.

An effort to remove Donald Trump from the New Hampshire Republican Primary Ballot was quickly dismissed Tuesday. Several other challenges to Presidential candidates were quickly dismissed by the state's Ballot Law Commission as well.

A Thanksgiving holiday fundraiser at the New Horizons homeless shelter is expected to bring in $175,000.

New video shows a dog found nearly starved to death of the side of railroad tracks in Claremont has gained weight and is playing with other dogs after being taken in by a shelter.

A Massachusetts fire department is showing us why it's not such a great idea to deep-fry a turkey.

Several area ski resorts are kicking off their winter seasons this week.

The National Women's Hockey League is in its inaugural season and New Hampshire women are playing a big part.

A financial website has ranked New Hampshire the third-best state to live in.

Events we're following from the NH1 Media Center

Family and friends will be gathering this evening for a candlelight vigil in memory of Brielle Gage. It's the 1-year anniversary of the 3 year-old's death. Her mother is facing charges in connection with the case.

Wildcat and Loon Mountain are among the ski resorts opening today for the season.

Top News from around New Hampshire

The mother of the 11-month-old Alexandria boy whose death has been ruled a homicide is expecting an arrest in the case.

Tristan Wolusky, the man convicted of 1st-degree murder in the stabbing death of Aaron Wilkinson in Madbury back in June of 2014, is asking a judge to have his conviction thrown out.

A judge has ordered the state to issue a dying Alstead woman a medical marijuana ID card so she can go to Maine to get the drug for her cancer treatment.

State officials say there's a correlation between the growing number of abuse and neglect cases in New Hampshire and the state's drug crisis.

A pit bull shot by a neighbor who claimed the dog was threatening his chickens is struggling to recover, as a judge decides whether to proceed with charges against him.

Police in Nashua say they'll have a bigger-than-usual presence at the city's annual Winter Holiday Stroll in response to increased concerns about terrorism and concerns of locals about security.


The site and times for the only Republican and Democratic Presidential candidate debates held here in New Hampshire have been announced.

A businessman in Merrimack told Senator Shaheen during a visit on Tuesday that the fight in Congress over the Import-Export bank is hurting his business.

State health officials have proposed a new policy that would increase Medicaid and Medicare reimbursement rates for rural health clinics with physician shortages.

Rochester students scored below the state average in the recent Smarter Balanced Assessment test.

Facing the threat of a lawsuit, Pembroke's zoning board has reversed its decision from September and will allow the Next Level Church to operate out of a building that's in a commercial zone.

The proposal to have owners of drones registered with the government is being met with skepticism by locals close to the drone-flying community.


A Manchester man has been indicted on charges he dragged a police officer through an intersection with his car after refusing to stop in Hampton.

A man already in prison for theft charges has been indicted on charges he damaged the fire alarm system at the Rockingham County jail.

A Concord man has been sentenced to 21 months in prison for his role in a scheme to distribute synthetic drugs in New Hampshire.


Woodstock's police chief is offering his own plan to deal with the state's opioid epidemic.

Police say a fugitive on the run from Florida investigators after being accused of running a $13.4 million dollar Ponzi scheme was arrested in North Hampton Friday.

State Police say a 22-year-old man is facing charges after his car was clocked at 109 mph on I-93 in Canterbury.

A Dover man is facing charges of selling heroin.

Police in Manchester are blaming a small fire in a vacant building on Tuesday on a "vagrant".

A Dublin man is facing charges in connection with a car fire in Jaffrey back in September.


Businesses along the Route 1 bypass in Portsmouth impacted by the closure of the Maplewood Avenue Bridge say traffic in their stores is slow to bounce back after the bridge was finally reopened.

Other News

Several restaurants around New Hampshire are offering free Thanksgiving meals.

Around 350 people turned out for a meal at Harbor Home's annual Thanksgiving feast in Nashua.

Traffic restrictions are in place for the annual Turkey Trot 5K race Thanksgiving Day in Dover.

Portsmouth officials say they're "really close" to implementing a new payment system for the High/Hanover parking garage that they hope will speed up exiting the facility.


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