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All Things New Hampshire-Friday, July 31, 2015


The numbers are in, and Motorcyle Week in Laconia actually lost money this year-and some say the event needs to cut back on one big expense.

With the proposed Kinder-Morgan pipeline generating a lot of debate in southern New Hampshire, NH1 News investigates the issue of Eminent Domain and how it plays a role in the discussion.

The controversial "bias-free language guide" produced by UNH students and staff that-among other things-suggested that the word "American" was problematic because it excluded South America-has been pulled from the school's website.

Firefighters in Portsmouth are filing workers' compensation claims with the city in connection with a contaminated well at Pease International Tradeport.

Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton supporters will be canvassing the Granite State Saturday.

Hillary's Democratic Presidential challenger Bernie Sanders doesn't appear to be going away, judging by the response to a grassroots organizing campaign.

The latest Republican Presidential candidate to jump in the race-former Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore-will be campaigning in New Hampshire in the next few weeks.

Officials with Ohio Governor John Kasich's GOP Presidential campaign says they plan to spend a lot of time in New Hampshire.

Garf the cat is looking at a long road to recovery-the owners of the cat in Barnstead say he'll have to have his leg amputated after being shot, and have started a gofundme page to raise money for the procedure.

The driver in a deadly crash in Weare earlier this month has been identified, and police have shared new details of what led up to the accident.

An arrest has been made in a bank robbery in Bedford.

Two people have pleaded guilty to dealing crack cocaine from their home in Laconia.

A Campton man has been convicted of growing more than 120 marijuana plants on his property.

An arrest has been made in an attempted armed robbery of a Dunkin' Donuts in Manchester where police say the would-be robber flashed a knife at store clerks.

A Nashua man has been arrested after police say he held a knife to a woman's throat.

Keene police say a man named Huckleberry Finn-yes, just like the Mark Twain literary character-is facing sexual assault charges.

Two men are facing charges after Salem police say they pointed a toy gun at another driver.

Police in Plaistow are hoping to nab a wallet thief who capitalized on the actions of a forgetful shopper.

The body of a 73 year-old Lyman woman has been identified after drowning while swimming by herself earlier this week.

Events we're following from the NH1 Media Center

A probable cause hearing is being held this morning from Ryan Noel, the Hudson man police say was caught on video forcing his way into a home in Londonderry with 3 children inside, running off only when one of the kids cried out.

Owen Labrie is in court today. It's the final day for the former St. Paul's student to accept a plea deal in his case; he's accused of raping an underage classmate in May of 2014.

Breastfeeding advocates will rally on the State House lawn in Concord to promote policies that support breastfeeding mothers.

Bedford's Primary Bank is open for business today. It's the first new bank in New Hampshire in the last 7 years.

Top News

It's official: New Hampshire is in the midst of a heat wave.

In the wake of an officer-involved shooting death of a man in Bath, some people are calling for more transparency on the part of the Attorney General's office.

The DOT says now you can call #999 if you're stranded while driving parts of several New Hampshire highways.

The U.S. Attorney's office says records show the sale of synthetic marijuana-known on the streets as "Spice"-was a lucrative one for a Manchester tattoo-shop owner.

The second Federal Energy Regulatory Commission public meeting to discuss the proposed Kinder Morgan natural gas pipeline was held in Milford last night, and another packed house weighed in.

At least one Hampton official is not happy with a planned "Free the Nipple" rally on Hampton Beach next month.


Senator Jeanne Shaheen says while the recently released videos concerning Planned Parenthood are "disturbing", she won't vote to de-fund the organization.

More intrigue in Derry, where it appears the town council may have attempted to fire the town administrator prior to his going on medical leave.

Dover's fight to get more education funding from the state is looking more and more like a longshot.

Nashua teachers have endorsed a candidate for mayor.

Newmarket town officials are concerned about the amount of returned mail they've been getting.


A trial date has been set for a Barrington woman who's facing federal charges of trafficking heroin.

There's been a settlement in the death of a Red Hook Brewery worker stemming from a exploding beer keg.

The trial of Newmarket Committee chairman Joseph Barton-accused of assaulting an investigator from the Attorney General's office at a polling station last year-has been delayed.


Two motorcyclists were airlifted after a serious accident with a tractor trailer on Thursday morning.

State Police were involved in two overnight chases on Thursday.

A man charged with stealing a woman's purse at gunpoint in Keene this week told police he was "dope sick" at the time.

A Manchester man police say stole a purse from an eldery woman at a church is now also accused of scamming a priest with a sob story.

Town officials say a water main break in downtown Derry Wednesday cost $20,000 to clean up.

A mess on Route 150 in Kensington Thursday afternoon after a dump truck flipped onto its side and spilled piles of loam onto the road.

Police in Candia are seeking more information in a hit-and-run case that appears to have involved a very clumsy driver.


After failing to get the city to enact a ban on plastic bags, one advocacy group is taking their campaign to Portsmouth businesses encouraging them to go green.

Two state lawmakers have written letters in support of Newington-based Sea-3's effort to skip a review of its efforts to expand its propane storage facility.

A southwestern New Hampshire organization is getting a $350,000 economic development grant from the parent company of Vermont Yankee to benefit communities affected by the closure of the nuclear power plant.

An effort to bring solar power to more New Hampshire communities enters its second round this weekend.

Developers of the renovated Balsams resort have won approval to pump water from the nearby Androscoggin River.

The state has fined a martial arts academy in Portsmouth with failing to properly register with the attorney general's consumer protection division.


Tom Brady's lawsuit has been transferred to a court in Manhattan-a setback in the QB's attempt to overturn his 4-game Deflategate suspension.

Other News

Organizers say the Hampton Beach Seafood festival is in jeopardy because of rising costs.

Kimball pond in Hopkinton is closed as a precaution while its water is being tested.

Work is underway to install a traffic light at a dangerous intersection in Derry.

The Appalachian Mountain Club is proposing the state's ninth high-mountain hut in Crawford Notch State Park-if approved it would be the first new hut in more than 50 years.

A woman who uses her service dog to help her hear is starting a gofundme page to help raise money for surgery to remove a tumor from the dog's tail.

Seabrook native and Olympic bronze medalist snowboarder Scotty Lago and longtime girlfriend, former Miss New Hampshire USA Bridget Brunet, are getting married.

A new urban garden is helping to provide food for city residents at the Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter.

Some tuna fisherman have reeled in some big catches off the Portsmouth coast of late.

The League of New Hampshire Craftsmen's Fair kicks off tomorrow.

National and World News

Investigators believe the piece of a wing found on a French Island belongs to the same kind of plane as the missing MH370.

Zimbabwae is looking for the American dentist accused of killing a protected lion on a guided hunt.

Patriots fans will be very interested in the punishment for the Jets' Sheldon Richardson-already facing a 4-game drug suspension, he's now facing charges of resisting arrest and multiple traffic violations.

Could "Game of Thrones" be done after season 8?


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