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State Police are urging you to be careful on the road this morning after several reports of spinouts due to the rainy conditions. Chief Meteorologist Joe Joyce has the latest details in his First Alert Weather Warning. Get a look at our interactive radar for the latest on the weather.

Eversource is gearing up for the storm and the potential for widespread power outages. Utility companies have published step-by-step instructions on how to report an outage in your area.

North River Road in Hooksett was closed for a time Tuesday after a downed wire likely related to the storm.

A female victim in a 34-year old cold case out of Arizona has been identified as a New Hampshire native.

Hundreds turned out in Rindge last night to voice their concerns about the proposed Kinder-Morgan natural gas pipeline at a final federal public hearing on the project.

New Hampshire will be handing out 5,000 free kits of an overdose-reversing drug as the latest step in the state's fight against the drug crisis.

Testimony in the trial of Tristan Wolusky continued on Tuesday. Wolusky's accused in the stabbing death of Aaron Wilkinson in Madbury in June of 2014. Tuesday we heard from a neighbor of Wilkinson who admitted to tampering with a witness in the case.

A video from several years ago paints a picture of the troubled life of the Manchester mother who's charged with murder in the death of her 21 month-old daughter.

The Portsmouth Police Chief is resigning in the wake of the controversy over a disputed inheritance involving a former police sergeant, and the Assistant Mayor says more changes are likely.

A State Rep from New Hampshire has declared her support for Joe Biden in the race for President, even though the VP still hasn't decided to run.

Executive Councilor Chris Sununu went one-on-one with NH1 News about his candidacy for Governor, the state's drug crisis, and the recent negotiations over the state budget.

An electrical box is to blame for a fire at Derry Restaurant and Pizza Tuesday.

Police in Manchester say they have seized nearly 40 grams of crack cocaine in an undercover operation.

The NFL has been granted an "expedited" appeal of the decision undoing Tom Brady's suspension in the Deflategate case, though their definition of "expedited" means "after the season in February."

Check out these photos of the wayward Emu caught in Bow recently after it was returned to its home in Vermont more than 80 miles away.

New Hampshire has been ranked the 16th-best state for teachers.

Events we're following from the NH1 Media Center

We're continuing to follow the impact of the heavy rain and wind that's expected to last through the afternoon today.

The murder trial of Tristan Wolusky, accused in the stabbing death of Madbury teen Aaron Wilkinson in June of 2014, continues in Dover.

Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump is back in New Hampshire tonight, holding a campaign rally at Keene High School at 7pm.

Fellow GOP candidate Ben Carson also campaigns in New Hampshire today, appearing at town halls in Exeter and UNH before attending a meet and greet in Newcastle this evening.

Former Florida Governor and Republican Presidential candidate Jeb Bush is in Manchester this morning, attending a roundtable discussion on substance abuse at Catholic Medical Center, before attending a town hall in Bedford this evening.

Top News from around New Hampshire

According to court records, the Nashua woman charged in the death of her 3 year-old daughter, Brielle Gage, says a series of falls resulting from seizures led to the little girl's death.

The chairman of the Republican National Committee has riled up local party members after suggesting on Tuesday he'd like to shake up the order of the states that hold primary votes in 2020.

The state's Attorney General is investigating whether drug manufacturers deliberately downplayed the risk of addiction to prescription painkillers.

State officials say land owners who oppose the Northern Pass project are denying access to trails for ATV riders and snowmobilers.

A new report suggests local utility companies have room to improve in the wake of the 2014 Thanksgiving week storm.


Senator Kelly Ayotte has introduced legislation that would allow you to refinance those pesky student loans on the private market. In other Ayotte news, the Senator has emerged as a voice in opposition to several positions taken by Texas Senator and Presidential candidate Ted Cruz.

Nashua's mayoral candidates took part in a forum on Tuesday and highlighted their experience.

Portsmouth's Community Advisory Board wants to recommend a long-term study of the impact of contaminated well water at the former Pease Air Force Base.

Merrimack officials debated changes to the route for the proposed Kinder-Morgan natural gas pipeline at their meeting last night.

Officials in Pembroke are getting ready for a court fight after a church's plan to redevelop a building in a commercial zone for their place of worship was rejected.


The New Hampshire Supreme Court has denied a motion by the town of Derry to stay a superior court order to hold an election on eight petitions submitted by citizens looking to reverse budget cuts by September 30th.

An Antrim man charged with attempted murder after police say he attacked his girlfriend while she was visiting him at Hampstead Hospital may plead guilty and avoid a trial.

A Rochester man has pleaded guilty to a January bank robbery.

A judge has allowed an extension of a restraining order between Planet Fitness corporate officials and a former payroll manager involved in a dispute over stolen information when the man left the company.

The trial of a man the court considers a "career criminal" is underway in Nashua.


A former State Police commander accused of assaulting his brother has pleaded guilty to domestic violence charges, and is no longer a member of the force.

Manchester Police are investigating a robbery at a service station Tuesday afternoon.

A one-alarm fire caused a minor disruption at a power plant in Bristol Tuesday.

A crash forced a portion of Wallace Road in Goffstown to be shut down this morning.

North Hampton Police are warning residents of a phone scam going around involving callers claiming they're raising money for veterans of foreign wars.


At least one economist thinks 2016 will be "a very good year" for the New Hampshire economy.

You'd think the rainy weather would be good for farmers-not necessarily the case, especially when it's coming all at once.

A group backing bringing ferry service between Portsmouth and Provincetown, Massachusetts, are joining city officials to welcome representatives from Provincetown to town on Thursday and Friday.

Great Bay Community College is announcing a partnership that will allow its students to transfer credits to the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine.

Facing a Thursday deadline to install new credit-card readers, many Concord-area business don't seem to be in that much of a hurry, saying they're not worried about widespread fraud.

Downtown Dover's parking garage project is entering its final phase.

Other News

A recreational boat that fell onto the pavement on the Piscataqua River bridge on Interstate 95 slowed traffic on Tuesday morning.

A non-denominational Christian church is the newest tenant for the former police station building in downtown Manchester.

A skateboarder from New York City is making a 450-mile ride on his board from his home in Manhattan to Lake Winnipesaukee to honor his late brother and raise money for a summer camp they once attended.


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