Oct 7, 2015 8:49 AM

All Things New Hampshire-Wednesday, October 7, 2015


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Police in Concord say methamphetamine use is a disturbing new trend in the city, with 9 arrests made in the last week on charges related to the drug. A 10th suspect remains at large.

NH1 Investigates "The Ugly Truth"-a first-hand look at what police in Manchester see when they're out on the streets dealing with the drug crisis.

The Shaker Road School, the former employer for a man now facing child sexual assault charges, issued a statement Tuesday saying he was ordered off school property in 2014.

Dover has revised its policy on use of restraints in the classroom, but not everyone is satisfied.

Manchester's Board of Mayor and Aldermen is dealing with a lawsuit after accusations several members had a conflict of interest when they voted in favor of a new teachers' contract.

The proxy war is underway between Senator Kelly Ayotte and newly declared Democratic challenger Governor Maggie Hassan as their supporters take their shots.

A pro-Republican group is now airing ads in support of Senator Kelly Ayotte in New Hampshire.

Heartbreaking news out of a Maine, where a toddler that contracted E. Coli at the Oxford County Fair has died.

A businessman in Keene is accused of kicking a 17 year-old dog to death.

A man convicted of three robberies in Manchester was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years in prison.

Portsmouth Police are looking for suspects in connection with a weekend assault case that left a man with a concussion and back injuries.

A motorcyclist was seriously hurt after a Monday night crash in Manchester.

A Nashua woman is facing charges for shooting a weapon inside a vehicle.

Police in Nashua are charging a man with multiple counts of domestic violence after they say he strangled and threatened a woman.

WMUR-TV reporter Audrey Cox has pleaded not guilty to charges she was driving drunk when she struck a 79 year-old woman walking on Ocean Boulevard in Hampton last month.

A 9 year-old boy is OK after getting stuck in a tree while watching firefighters respond to a home in his neighborhood for an unrelated issue. The same firefighters are the ones who helped get him out of his predicament.

Eversource is reminding customers not to fall for scammers who may call claiming they have an unpaid bill.

The upcoming Columbus Day weekend is expected to be a big one for tourism and tourist spending.

More than 21,000 New Hampshire T-Mobile customers may have been exposed in a recent data breach involving the credit reporting agency Experian.

Disappointed Shania Twain fans in Manchester Tuesday night, after the country signer cancelled her show due to illness.

The longtime CEO of Manchester's Currier Art Museum is stepping down.

A study says Concord is one of the best state capitals to live in.

As hunting season approaches, a tree stand used by thousands of hunters is being now being pulled from store shelves.

Stories we're following from the NH1 Media Center

A public hearing is being held this morning by the Portsmouth Police Commission on the separation agreement for the city's embattled police chief.

Governor Hassan is expected to present two new judicial nominees at this morning's Executive Council meeting.

It's now the defense's turn in the murder trial of Tristan Wolusky, who's accused in the June 2014 stabbing death of Aaron Wilkinson.

Republican Presidential candidate and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is back in the Granite State today, taking a tour of at East Coast Lumber in Hampstead at 2:30pm, then holding a town hall meeting at the VFW Post in Raymond at 6pm. Marco Rubio also campaigns in New Hampshire today, and is speaking with NH1 Political Director Paul Steinhauser 1-on-1.

Top News

The first direct shots between Democratic Governor Maggie Hassan and Republican Senator Kelly Ayotte in the race for Ayotte's Senate seat have been fired, with Hassan criticizing Ayotte for her stand on funding for Planned Parenthood.

Some of Hillary Clinton's private emails may still be housed on a server belonging to a company she hired to back up her data.

There's tension in Concord's Heights neighborhood, sparked by a lengthy religious ceremony that neighbors say wasn't shut down because of political correctness.

A Somersworth City Councilor is criticizing the police department's recent sting operation against violators of the new state law banning the use of hand-held cellphones while driving, calling the use of a undercover officer holding a sign with a zealous religious message "in bad taste".

A Rochester Police officer wants his named removed from the confidential “Laurie” list of potentially dishonest law enforcement officers.

The mother of a man shot and killed by Eduardo Lopez Jr. in 1991 says she's forgiven her son's killer, as Lopez prepares to argue for a new trial.

New numbers suggest there's a number of people who are abusing their access to opioid prescriptions.


Republican Presidential candidate and Florida Senator Marco Rubio, campaigning in New Hampshire Tuesday, questions whether there's a federal government solution to the recent deadly shootings around the country.

Lindsey Graham is putting in some overtime in New Hampshire, announcing a 10-day campaign swing that will include an appearance with Arizona Senator John McCain.

Despite low poll numbers, former New York Governor George Pataki appears to be in it for the long haul in the race for the Republican Presidential nomination, campaigning in Keene Tuesday.

Senators from both New Hampshire and Maine are asking Secretary of Defense to consider granting waivers for certain travel expenses for Portsmouth Naval Shipyard workers who volunteer for long-term temporary assignments to other naval facilities nationwide.

Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas wants to review the city's benefits package.

The cost for Derry's court-ordered special election next week will come to just over $5,000.

Strafford County officials got an update Tuesday on how the county is dealing with the community's heroin crisis.

Concord parents are urging the school board to consider full-day kindergarten.

Franklin's mayor was elected to a 5th term Tuesday.

Rochester's City Council has affirmed its passage of an ordinance regulating where you can place political signs in the city.

A showdown is looming in Portsmouth, where the city is preparing to ticket drivers who aren't in compliance with its new ordinance regulating Uber and other ride-sharing services.

Candidates looking to win a seat on Nashua's Board of Aldermen took part in a forum on Tuesday.


A judge is expected to issue a decision within weeks on whether a homeless day shelter can be located in a residential neighborhood in Exeter.

The former Plaistow town planner has pleaded not guilty to charges she hacked into co-workers' email accounts to steal data.

The son of Hillsborough County's District Attorney is headed to jail after accepting a plea deal on domestic assault charges.

A former runner-up in Maxim magazine's "Hometown Hottie" contest pleaded guilty Tuesday to selling heroin and was sentenced to a year in prison.


There were no injuries, but a wood-fired energy plant in Bethlehem was shut down Tuesday after its generator exploded and caught fire.

A woman suffered serious injuries Tuesday in an accident that happened right in front of a fire station in Derry.

Police in Bartlett say the death of a man whose body was found in the Ellis River behind his house Tuesday appears to be accidental.

Despite the offer of a reward, there are no leads in the investigation into serious damage to a Stratham Tire store in Epping during a hit-and-run accident last week, but repairs to the building have begun.


Projections from the federal government suggest you'll be paying less to heat your home this winter.

Other News

There's a last-ditch effort to keep Merrimack County Superior Courthouse in downtown Concord.


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