Aug 7, 2015 9:20 AM

All Things New Hampshire-Friday, August 7, 2015

As expected, it was all about Donald Trump in last night's Republican Presidential candidates debate, as the businessman dominated attention from moderators and the other candidates. Many pundits said Carly Fiorina was a standout in the "Happy Hour" debate of the remaining 7 GOP Presidential candidates, held earlier in the afternoon.

Democrats have announced their debate schedule-and at least one candidate is unhappy about the lack of focus on the early primary and caucus states.

The man who's trying to get former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley noticed in the Democratic Presidential primary spoke with NH1 News about the tough road the campaign faces.

Claiming that "the townspeople have been ignored", New Durham residents packed a community forum to discuss their concerns about town selectmen and the high turnover of town employees.

An Amber Alert was cancelled in Massachusetts after two children kidnapped by their mother were found safe.

A judge will decide whether video from body cameras worn by police involved in the shooting death of a man in Bath will be made public.

NH1 News took an inside look at the Manchester Police Department and followed one its recruits as he trains to join the force. We also got a chance to ride along with Chief Nick Willard as he talked about his vision for fighting the drug epidemic and improving race relations.

There's reaction in Manchester after the Governor rejected a request by the mayor to declare a state of emergency in response to the ongoing drug crisis.

New Hampshire is among seven states that have been granted extensions from certain provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act.

Police in Windham are looking for the vandal who left a soccer and lacrosse field with more than $10,000 in damage.

A man from Manchester was sentenced to 14 years in prison for intentionally hiding a minor from state officials and getting her involved in prostitution and drugs.

A coffee roaster is being blamed for a fire in Manchester Thursday that led to more than 200 people evacuated and $20,000 in damage.

A drive-by shooting is under investigation in Nashua-the victim suffering a gunshot wound to his foot.

Police say they seized 200 grams of heroin during an arrest in Salem, though they had to deal with a bag of white powder bursting all over the scene when one of the suspects tried to dump it down the toilet.

Police in Manchester have arrested a man wanted in Massachusetts for firing an unlicensed gun.

Police in Keene have charged a local man with breaking into a city business and starting a fire.

A Rochester teen was seriously hurt after being hit by his car while riding his bike.

5 people have been arrested on heroin and meth charges in Pembroke, and more arrests are expected.

Portsmouth Police are looking for a man wanted on domestic violence charges.

Another man is under arrest for trying to get a driver's license using fake documentation.

Police in Somersworth are looking for whoever vandalized one of their electronic street signs earlier this week.

A Derry man has died after collapsing on a hike with his son in Colorado.

A DUI checkpoint has been scheduled for next week in the Epping area.

Little League All-Stars from Concord are heading to the New England Regional Championships in Rhode Island.

Events we're following from the NH1 Media Center

Jeb Bush is back in New Hampshire today after last night's Cleveland debate, attending a meet & greet in Seabrook and a town hall meeting by the Strafford Republican Committee.

A New Hampshire woman who initially pleaded not guilty to being an accomplice to first-degree murder in the death of her husband's ex-wife in 2013, is scheduled for a plea and sentencing hearing. Sarah Desjardins of Epping was accused of helping to plan the death of Hampton resident Amanda "Amy" Warf.

Occupy NH Seacoast is holding a "Black Lives Matter" Vigil in Portsmouth's Market Square this evening.

Top News

Questions continue over the permitting process (and lack thereof) for the circus whose tent collapsed in Lancaster Monday, killing 2 people.

Despite threats that the company would move if it didn't get a tax break from the state, the CEO of Planet Fitness says they have no plans to leave.

Investigators hope newly released surveillance video dating back 25 years will help generate tips in the investigation into the infamous Gardner Museum art heist in Boston.

The Secretary of State says the Portsmouth City Council has the legal authority to replace a member of the Police Commission. It's an issue because some questioned the practice of replacing Commissioners who left mid-term with whoever finished as a runner-up in the most recent election.

Carroll County officials are denying local media reports that their government is going bankrupt.


A public meeting is set for later this month in Somersworth on a proposed ordinance intended to curb panhandling.

Some members of Manchester's senior population aren't thrilled with the mayor's pick to run the city's Senior Services.

The committee that's behind the effort to build a new high school in Dover is defending cost estimates following scrutiny by some city residents.


A man accused of secretly placing a GPS on his estranged wife’s car so he could track her and allow his nephew to attack her with a bat wants a judge to throw out evidence in his case.

An MBTA police sergeant accused of assaulting his girlfriend at a Salem house party and smashing into parked cars while fleeing from police has struck a plea agreement.

The local man whose named is Huckleberry Finn-accused of rape-appeared in court Thursday.

The former director of the Amherst Department of Emergency Medical Services will go on trial next month, accused of using a town credit card for personal use.


A Dover Police officer isn't expected to face any disciplinary action after crashing his cruiser, apparently when he fell asleep at the wheel.

Two people were hurt after a pickup truck crashed into a telephone pole on Route 202 in Jaffrey this morning.

A bite from a state police K-9 dog ended a four-town chase late Wednesday.

State Police are investigating after a woman apparently overdosed at a rest area on Interstate 93 in Salem Thursday.

A Gorham man claims he was ticketed for leaving his dog in a car with the air conditioning running.

A teen from Farmington reported missing has returned home safe.

Barrington's Police Chief is retiring after 28 years.


Daniel Webster College is in danger of losing its accreditation.

A Bedford restaurant has introduced outdoor eating for dogs.

New Hampshire's unemployment remains below the national rate.

Other News

The Henniker Lions Club is in a long-running dispute with the US Army Corps over the way they water their community garden.

In the "why did it take so long?" department, Portsmouth's downtown parking garage is now taking credit and debit cards.

A new bridge crossing the Piscataquag River is now in place in Manchester.

Peace activists marked the 70th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing in Concord.

National and World News

One of the top Democrats in the US Senate has come out in opposition to the US nuclear deal with Iran.

A suspect is in custody in the shooting death of a Louisiana Police Officer.

Japan marked the 70th anniversary of the bombing in Hiroshima Thursday.

Jon Stewart ended his 16 year-run on the Daily Show with Bruce Springsteen...and a moment of zen.


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