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All Things New Hampshire: Friday, July 10, 2015


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Law enforcement officials around the state are responding after news of an overdose in Manchester involving the highly dangerous new drug known as Krokodil.

Police in Manchester say the heroin epidemic is contributing to a human trafficking problem in the city. Two people are facing charges in Rochester, arrested by the Strafford County Drug Task Force on accusations they were dealing heroin. Manchester Police also made a heroin-related arrest on Wednesday night.

Investigators in Manchester are concerned about possible gang-related violence after two straight nights of reports of shots fired in the same area.

The Mont Vernon man seriously injured in last month's explosion during a party at a water park in Taiwan has been brought out of a medically induced coma.

An arrest has been made in a deadly hit-and-run accident on Route 11 in Rochester back in May.

A police officer in Vermont has pleaded not guilty to charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and reckless endangerment after he fired at a man last year during a drug stakeout involving people from New Hampshire.

Police in Hollis have charged a man with breaking into a barn, attempting to ride off with a horse, and then stealing a drink out of a refrigerator.

The latest NH1 News Political Report with Kevin Landrigan is up this week-with the latest on the state budget debate, and a look at whether a recent GOP hot streak with special elections is a sign of something more.

Democratic Presidential candidate Martin O'Malley wrapped up a two-day swing in New Hampshire with stops in Carroll County and the Lakes Region.

Get ready-Donald Trump is coming back to the Granite State next week.

A Goffstown State Rep known for speaking his mind is at it again-drawing criticism for his comments on Facebook about Governor Hassan's veto of a bill that would have done away with the state's concealed-carry permit. A gun rights group has postponed a planned Saturday protest on the State House lawn concerning that same veto.

A Democrat-backed poll suggests Governor Hassan and Senator Kelly Ayotte are in a virtual dead heat in the race for Ayotte's Senate seat.

Former Congressman Paul Hodes is excited to kick off a new radio program Friday, but less enthusiastic about a potential 2016 run (though he hasn't ruled it out).

Conservation officers say a Rhode Island man who was injured after being ejected and pinned under a Polaris Ranger side by side Utility Terrain Vehicle has been released from the hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.

Two nonprofit groups pushing for health care reform give New Hampshire top marks when it comes to transparency in health care prices.

Senator Shaheen is proposing making change with the $10 bill.

NH1's Keke Vencill looks at how the state is helping keep owners of home-raised chickens-and the wild animals who may want to eat them-safe.

A Rollinsford boy battling cancer is back home after three months in the hospital.

Salem Police: serving and protecting all the towns' residents, including ducks.

Events we're following from the NH1 Media Center today

Gary Bergeron, the man indicted on charges connected to last fall's bouncy house accident in Nashua, is set to be arraigned in court this morning.

NH1 News Political Director Paul Steinhauser goes one-on-one with Congressman Frank Guinta, who's about to make his first town hall appearance since his campaign contribution

A fairly quiet day on the Presidential campaign trail. South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham

Billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer, the founder of NextGen Climate, a group working to make climate change a factor in the 2016 presidential election, tours Squamscot Beverages in Newfields today, and will later join a discussion about clean energy policies with business leaders and environmental advocates.

Tonight Portsmouth-based brewery Bear Irish Ale debuts a special beer named in memory of Greenland Police Chief Michael Maloney, who was killed in the line of duty in 2012.

Darius Rucker, the lead singer of Hootie & The Blowfish (don't call him Hootie), now has his own successful solo career and is performing tonight at Meadowbrook. NH1 News is scheduled to talk with him.

Top News

State and federal officials aren't ready to confirm a drug overdose death in Manchester this week is definitely related to the drug Krokodil. They're suggesting the symptoms may be the result of an infection instead.

A former landlord of the man believed to be a shooter involved in a murder-suicide in Exeter this week says Richard Sanderson maintained a "phony" front while controlling his girlfriend.

The investigation into two North Country deaths-one an officer involved shooting-continues, but the Attorney General's office has no new details.

The Seacoast Emergency Response Team canvassed the Gosling Meadows neighborhood early this morning to serve a warrant for the arrest of a suspect in a knife-point robbery at Heath's Mobil Mart.

The Environmental Protection Agency is ordering the Air Force to treat contaminated wells at Pease International Tradeport, which was an Air Force base for years.

The town of Weare has reached a settlement with a former police sergeant involved in a drug bust gone wrong that resulted in the death of a Manchester man and spurred officials to purchase body cameras for officers.

A woman was seriously injured in an ATV accident in Columbia Thursday.

Police in Plaistow are asking for your help in identifying a man hit by a vehicle while walking down Main Street Thursday night.

Members of New Hampshire's congressional delegation are calling on the State Department to investigate the death of a Milford native working as a contractor in Saudi Arabia.


Jeb Bush has staked out an impressive early fundraising lead among the crowded field of Republican Presidential candidates. Jeb's wife, Columba, is also on the campaign trail in New Hampshire, meeting with domestic violence prevention advocates in Manchester.

In the "oddities" category of Presidential politics, the FAA is changing the names of three navigational points that currently bear the name of Donald Trump.

The Governor has signed the $126 million Capital Budget, but it doesn't include funding for one of the projects she's been backing.

The Governor also signed a bill that is the first step in reaching a settlement with Eversource, which supporters say will allow them to sell off its power plants and compete on a level playing field with unregulated competitors.

A new report suggests the state has yet to hit benchmarks in improving mental health services as part of a class action settlement.

Derry Town Councilors are holding back the release of their attorney's legal opinion on several petitions submitted by opponents of the town's recent budget cuts.

Litchfield's superintendent, who resigned under mysterious circumstances last month, got a $91,000 payout on the way out the door.

Those tuning in on local cable to watch the Epping board of selectmen meeting this week got to see it, but instead of hearing what was happening, got a healthy dose of rock favorites.

Selectmen in Salem are kicking around fundraising ideas for a new pavilion at Hedgehog Park, but one selectmen's "shocking" suggestion didn't go over very well.

Portsmouth officials are looking to crack down on speeding on Elwyn Road. They're also talking about doing away with coin-operated parking meters downtown.

A Hampton state rep is asking questions about a 200 year-old land deal between New Hampshire and Dartmouth College.


Fremont Police officers are claiming immunity as they request the dismissal of a federal lawsuit against them filed by a man who claims he was falsely imprisoned and had his reputation damaged by accusations-later proven untrue-that he sexually assaulted a mentally disabled woman.


New details about the accident involving a female skateboarder in Lisbon-the driver of the vehicle that collided with her is a state police commander.

A motorcyclist is in critical condition after a crash in Campton.

A Swanzey man who police say led them on a chase last month that ended with him ejected from the car after a crash in Marlborough will be charged.

A woman from Dover is facing charges after police say she stole a wallet from a friend, tried to use the debit card, and then tried to cash a forged check.

A Falmouth, Massachusetts man is facing charges after police say he climbed and damaged one of the sand sculptures on Hampton Beach left over from last month's master sand sculpting competition.


State officials are once again concerned with the federal review process for the Northern Pass project.

Are those "smart" dashboards in new cars really safe?


New Hampshire Motor Speedway officials say the track is on pace to see its first attendance increase for a July NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race since 2007.

Serena Williams is one win away from a sixth Wimbeldon title.

Other News

The state's "Moose Plate" program is helping to raise money for local conservation grants.

A large fundraising campaign is underway to help restore the Yankee Flyer Diner mural in downtown Nashua.

There's a little art with the trash at the Lee transfer station these days.

New England College has changed its admissions policy-if you go to community college in NH, you're already in.

A Souhe­gan High School teacher will receive the Presi­dential Award for Excellence in Math­ematics and Science Teaching in Wash­ington, D.C., this summer.

A Brookline man will ride his bicycle 62 miles later this month to benefit the fight against Alzheim­er's disease.

National and World News

More than 21 million people have been impacted by the recent federal government data breach.

Talks between the U.S. and Iran regarding a nuclear deal are in a precarious position.

Greece is proposing a 13-point plan to creditors to deal with its financial crisis.

Where's a spiritual leader to go when he's on the move and needs a quick change before mass? Burger King, if you're Pope Francis.

Actor Omar Sharif, star of films like "Lawrence of Arabia" and "Dr. Zhivago", has died at the age of 83.


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