Oct 28, 2015 10:59 AM

All Things New Hampshire: Wednesday, October 28, 2015

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There have been no arrests made after an hours-long standoff in Laconia Tuesday; police have a suspect, but they don't know his name.

Another standoff Tuesday afternoon, this one involving a gun in Winchester, where a man surrendered to police after several hours.

Residents in Sandown gathered Tuesday to mourn a 9 year-old boy who died unexpectedly while walking to deliver homemade cookies to a friend's house.

Republican Legislative leaders are unhappy that the Attorney General's office won't attempt to defend part of the state's education funding law that caps the amount of money some communities can receive.

The mother of the Rochester girl found dead of an apparent drug overdose in a motel room more than a week ago is no longer living at that motel, and her boyfriend is gone as well.

The search is underway for a man wanted in connection with a drug overdose death in Atkinson.

The director of a Nashua home for children says all the proper procedures were followed in the hiring of a man later charged with child sex assault.

Residents of a neighborhood in Portsmouth are outraged over a recent tax assessment that raises property taxes on some streets, but not others.

Manchester police are looking for suspects in connection with an attempted robbery along Elm Street late Monday night where the witness said two men threw her to the ground while trying to take her purse.

Police in Hudson are looking for suspects they say snatched an 89 year-old woman's wallet.

A Massachusetts man is facing charges after police say he choked a 5 year-old girl in Exeter.

A sweep of Exeter High School earlier this week turned up a backpack full of marijuana.

In our daily "Changing Families" segment, we look at ways to reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS.

Stories we're following from the NH1 Media Center

A legislative panel meets today to consider a proposal to launch a commission investigating child abuse-related deaths in New Hampshire.

9 year-old Christopher Chester will be laid to rest today. Chester died late last week unexpectedly while walking to a friend's home in Sandown.

Hillary Clinton takes part in a Politics & Eggs forum at St. Anselm's College this afternoon at 12:30pm.

The Republican Presidential candidates debate tonight on CNBC. Live coverage on 99.1 NH1 News will air beginning at 8pm.

Convicted killer Seth Mazzaglia has a sealed court hearing this morning. Mazzaglia was convicted last year in the death of UNH student Lizzi Marriott.

Marvel superheroes-who are performing at the Verizon Wireless arena this weekend-visit the Manchester Boys & Girls Club this afternoon for "Super Hero Training".

Nashua mayoral candidates Chris Williams and Jim Donchess face off in their final debate before next week's election.

Top News

Police in Manchester have identified a man they say is involved in Monday's shooting near Enright Park, and consider him armed and dangerous.

The Town Administrator in Derry is out of a job-officially-after the Town Council voted to terminate him without cause Tuesday night.

Senator Kelly Ayotte paid a visit to the Guantanamo Bay detention facility last week, and says female guards there are unhappy over rules restricting them from touching some of the 9/11 detainees.

A debate is underway over the Sununu Youth Services Center-including a proposal that would move young people implicated in crimes out of the facility.

Residents near a proposed new fire station in Warner are vocal in their opposition to the plans.

A church in Pembroke says it's going to court to fight a decision barring them from displaying biblical messages on an electronic sign.

There have been no arrests in connection with Monday's shooting in broad daylight in Manchester.

The principal of Concord High, who's been on the job for more than a year while battling ALS, has announced that he's stepping down at the end of the school year.

The owner of an egg farm in Monroe says thousands of hens were killed in a fire.


A legislative panel has approved a measure that takes seized drug money and puts it into a general fund, as opposed to a separate fund utilized by police agencies.

A House panel is haggling over a proposed constitutional amendment that would impact how taxpayers can challenge a decision by the government.

3 candidates for office in Concord, including 1 mayoral candidate, have criminal records.

Nashua's Board of Aldermen won't be reconsidering a proposed ordinance targeting panhandlers after the measure was vetoed by the Mayor.

Nashua's outgoing Mayor Donnalee Lozeau was honored at a special event Tuesday night.

Portsmouth's school board is open to starting school at a later time.

Portsmouth Police Commission candidates got a chance to meet with voters last night.

Local groups in Dover are organizing as they prepare to support and oppose a pair of charter issues on the ballot next Tuesday.


A Concord man has pleaded guilty to charges he fired off a machine gun in the city last winter.

One of two men accused in the theft of a safe holding $210,000 in Salem has pleaded guilty.

A Massachusetts man is headed to jail for his role in a robbery in Salem robbery attempt that saw the victim run out of a hotel room into a parking lot naked.

A man charged in last Friday's standoff in Franklin is being held on $25,000 cash bail.

A former Planet Fitness employee is pleading guilty to a scheme that saw him attempt to defraud the company of $920,000.


Police are charging a Newmarket woman with holding her child under water in a bathtub.

Police are hunting for a person who wore a gorilla mask and fired what appears to have been a BB gun at the windshield of an oil delivery truck, nearly striking the driver.

A pair of downed poles are causing traffic problems in Manchester this morning.

Sawdust is being blamed for a fire at a home in Portsmouth Tuesday.

A former employee at a Claremont clothing store has been charged with stealing cash from the business.

No injuries in a 3-car crash in Nashua Tuesday afternoon.

Other News

The opening date for UNH's outdoor pool has been pushed back once again, this time to August of next year.

One of Portsmouth's Uber drivers is breaking ranks and applying to legally operate in the city.

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