A former Hudson school bus driver has been arrested after being accused of assaulting students with disabilities. Police say that 68-year-old Virene Poliquin attacked the five and six-year-old students last month by slapping and kicking them and also poured water on one of the children. The alleged incident was caught on a bus camera and none of the kids were seriously hurt. Poliquin is facing multiple charges and is expected to be arraigned in April.
A Manchester resident has pleaded guilty for his role in a shooting that happened during a road-rage incident. According to prosecutors, 29-year-old Jean Carlo Medina-Correa was involved in an argument with another driver in the area of Bridge Street in Manchester last July. Medina-Correa opened fire, and one bullet ended up hitting the victim while the other struck the rear window of that person’s vehicle. Medina-Correa is facing up to 20 years in prison when he’s sentenced.
Some lawmakers in New Hampshire want to increase the speed limit on part of Lake Winnipesaukee during the day. A similar effort failed last year in the House and almost 200 people have already come forward to say they oppose it this time around. House Bill 448 would raise the daytime speed limit on part of Lake Winnipesaukee from 45 to 65 miles per hour. Almost 200 people have already submitted online testimony opposing the bill, including the Lakes Region Conservation Trust. A public hearing on the bill is scheduled for this afternoon inside Representatives Hall.
Organizers of Taco Tour Manchester have announced the date the very popular event will be taking place this year. It’s set for Thursday, May 4th from four p-m until eight p-m. There’s no cost to attend and restaurants from around the city will be offering folks the chance to try a wide variety of tacos. Businesses who want to take part can register online at tacotourmanchester.com/participate.