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All Things New Hampshire: Wednesday, November 4, 2015


Tonight NH1 News presents "Killer High: Crisis in the Granite State", an hour-long look at the growing drug problem in New Hampshire and the steps state and local officials are taking to deal with it. Watch it at 9pm on WBIN-TV or hear it on 99.1 NH1 News. We also have special expanded coverage on 99.1 NH1 News at 8pm with a long-form roundtable with caregivers and the state's "drug czar" Jack Wozmak, hosted by NH1's Shari Small.

Get a complete roundup of election results from around the Granite State here. Check out a photo gallery of election day from around New Hampshire.

Police in Manchester are investigating a shooting last night on Granite Street.

A pregnant woman was taken to the hospital after a rollover crash in Manchester Tuesday morning.

While news came out this week that the FBI has joined the investigation into the shooting death of Denise Robert in Manchester's North End 2 months ago, there's word that a memorial erected in her memory has been vandalized.

The suspect that caused a four-hour standoff in Laconia last week, then went on the run, is under arrest.

A suspicious fire is under investigation in Swanzey, where the body of a homeowner was found and who investigators believe had died the day before.

Governor Maggie Hassan is calling for the legislature to convene a special session this month to deal with a series of proposed reforms meant to tackle the state's growing drug crisis.

A special commission appointed by the Governor is issuing its top 5 steps that schools can take to prevent substance abuse.

Franklin Police are warning residents to be careful if they're cleaning up around their neighborhood, as there's been a rash of discoveries of water bottles filled with meth.

A strange odor led a hazmat team to be called to an industrial park in Franklin on Tuesday.

Police in Exeter believe the death of a 21 year-old man is likely due to an overdose.

A sex offender in Belmont is under arrest after failing to notify authorities when he moved.

A Nashua woman is facing assault charges after police say she strangled her boyfriend.

Prescription drugs are being blamed for a head-on crash on Route 124 in Marlborough Monday night.

A man who had an outstanding warrant in Massachusetts for selling cocaine was arrested Monday in Concord after trying to get an ID using fake documents.

A Nashua man is facing charges after police say he hosted an underage drinking party at a local motel.

State Police say an 18 year-old's excuse for speeding 101 mph on Interstate 93 was because he was late for class.

He's way behind frontrunners Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, but former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley continues his Democratic Presidential campaign and took shots at his fellow candidates in an interview with NH1 News.

U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte is introducing legislation to improve treatment programs for pregnant women and mothers who have a substance use disorder

NH1 Investigates "Bankruptcy Bluff"-another scam where callers claim to be from the attorney's office of people down on their luck-and looking to scare them out of their money.

Despite concerns from some residents, Portsmouth's city engineer doesn't believe speeds need to be reduced on Islington Street.

Rochester's Community Center will keep its Red Raiders logo, despite rumors to the contrary.

UNH and Durham Police say they made more than 80 arrests over the Halloween weekend.

It was a successful youth deer hunt weekend in New Hampshire, even though the number of deer taken during the event was 8 percent less than last year.

Stories we're following from the NH1 Media Center

Today is the first day presidential candidates can officially file their paperwork with the Secretary of State's office in Concord. Democrat Martin O'Malley is scheduled to file his papers at 8am. Donald Trump will be filing at 10am.

Republican Presidential candidate Jeb Bush makes several stops around the state today, including in Manchester, Hollis, Goffstown, Moultonborough, and Wolfeboro.

Another GOP hopeful, Florida Senator Marco Rubio, has stops at St. Anslem's College in Manchester and Rivier University in Nashua, where he holds a town hall meeting tonight.

One more Republican Presidential candidate, South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, starts his day with stops in Hanover and Lebanon before coming down to Nashua for a town hall meeting tonight at the Hunt Memorial Building.

The Governor and the Executive Council meet today in Newport. The Governor is calling for the Council to convene a special session of the legislature to deal with several proposal intended to target the state's ongoing drug crisis.

Former Secretary of State Madeline Albright will be in Concord today speaking at the Concord Women's Club-she's campaigning in New Hampshire on behalf of Hillary Clinton.

Senate Democratic Leader Jeff Woodburn and House Democratic Leader Steve Shurtleff will be on hand at a press conference in Concord this morning organized by Democrats who are pushing to have an additional debate scheduled with the party's Presidential candidates here in New Hampshire before the primary on February 9th.

It was supposed to be a secret meeting, but now word is out that some New Hampshire Republicans are gathering today to consider whether to put forth a challenger to Senator Kelly Ayotte in a primary next year.

There's a 6:30pm meeting tonight to discuss the town's transfer station, which used to have a "swap shop" that was recently shut down over some resident's objections.

Election Roundup

Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas barely hung on for a fourth term in office, winning last night's election over Joyce Craig by just 75 votes, but Craig isn't yet conceding. Incumbents on the Board of Aldermen did well in their races.

Nearly 25 years after he last held the office, Jim Donchess was elected Mayor of Nashua Tuesday night. There was significant changeover on Board of Alderman, with 4 new faces being elected on Tuesday.

A radio talk show host has been elected to the Manchester School Board.

The election was not without glitches in Manchester, where 2 polling places had scanner issues.

Concord Mayor Jim Bouley easily won a 5th term in office. The federal government is investigating the city of Concord for a possible violation of federal law related to providing accessible voting machines for people with certain disabilities during local elections.

Jack Blalock is back as Mayor of Portsmouth.

Promising reform, two new names have been elected to the Portsmouth Police Commission.

Dover Mayor Karen Weston was re-elected to office on Tuesday. Only one of two contentious ballot questions-each proposing changes to the city charter-were passed by Dover voters.

Rochester has its first female mayor.

Keene mayor Kendell Lane held off a challenge from City Councilor Kris Roberts in Tuesday night's election.

Incumbents largely held serve in Laconia. A proposed $8 million bond has been approved to fund the construction of a new jail and rehabilitation of an existing one in the city.

Claremont's got a new Mayor after Tuesday's election.

Berlin voters re-elected their Mayor and all 4 incumbents up for election on the City Council.

In what's being called a shocking upset, New Hampshire native Matt Bevin unseated incumbent Jack Conway to become the next Governor of Kentucky.

Top News

The Attorney General's office has joined the investigation into a shooting in Manchester.

The AG's office is officially filing a complaint over the town of Croydon's decision to continue to fund tuition for students in town attending private schools.

Some state retirees will be paying more for their health insurance if a plan approved by a legislative committee yesterday becomes law.


Jeb Bush kicked off a 3-day tour of New Hampshire Tuesday in Rye.

Coming off last week's debate performance, is Florida Senator Marco Rubio gaining traction among voters in the race for the Republican Presidential nomination?

The camapign for independent Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is expecting to face a challenge when they file papers for Sanders' candidacy in the race to be the Democratic nominee for President.

Derry's former acting town administrator and Human Resources director, whose job was eliminated as part of budget cuts approved by the council in May, expects his old job back after the cuts were reversed at the polls-but the Town Council doesn't see it that way.

A State Senator is throwing her support behind the proposed expansion of the Sea-3 propane storage facility in Newington.


A Portsmouth man charged with allegedly raping three women he met online will face four separate trials set to begin later this month.

A Manchester man faces up to 10 years in prison in connection with handgun and marijuana possession charges.


A Barrington man was killed after an accident on Route 9 Sunday afternoon.

A 21 year-old man is facing charges he spit at a paramedic and later attacked a nurse at a hospital-both of whom were trying to treat him for an overdose of Xanax.

Two drivers are facing charges in separate accidents on Route 106 in Belmont that caused lengthy traffic backups.

A commercial truck driver is facing charges for an incident that caused power outages in three different towns.

A burglary at Rogan's bakery in Exeter is under investigation.


Community colleges in Nashua and Manchester are cutting faculty and staff.

If a judge approves a settlement, Nashua-based GT Advanced technologies could wipe out $439 million in debt in a bankruptcy settlement.

Thursday, Coos County officials are holding a meeting to consider changes to the county’s zoning ordinances to help the proposed renovation and expansion of The Balsams resort in Dixville Notch.


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