Jun 19, 2015 5:26 AM

All Things New Hampshire: Friday, June 19, 2015


A man is facing charges for an attempted kidnapping of a teenage girl at Merrimack outlets-at one point asking her "do you want to die?"

Another small plane crash in New Hampshire, this one Thursday morning in Laconia.

"Waxing" is a dangerous new way to get high from marijuana. NH1's Paul Meuller Investigates. Take a look at a photo gallery of what waxing might look like.

Governor Hassan is threatening to veto the state budget if the Republican-controlled legislature passes the current version as is. An outside group is critical of Governor Hassan's veto threat.

A bill that would define an unborn fetus as a person-important when considering cases where the mother is a victim of a violent crime- has stalled in the legislature.

Who's winning the Facebook battle in the 2016 campaign? NH1 Political Director Paul Steinhauser has a look.

Dover's got a pipe problem, and its issues are similar to those of many other communities around the state.

Manchester Police are investigating a burglar caught on surveillance video making off with a safe from a local Subway restaurant.

Two people are facing charges of using fake documents to get licenses at the Salem DMV.

A nurse has been fined after being caught stealing from a patient in Portsmouth.

A moving van was destroyed by fire in Manchester, and the cause remains a mystery.

The Raymond Historical Society is investigating the theft of several vintage train-related items from a caboose at the old Raymond Depot.

The 15th annual Master Sand Sculpting competition is underway at Hampton Beach.

A touching "caught on camera" out of Bedford, as a returning National Guard member surprised his family during his daughter's graduation rehearsal.

A further sign that the Red Sox season is slowly slipping away: Their 3rd baseman is "liking" pictures on Instagram during the game.

Stories we're following from the NH1 Media Center

Matthew Dion has a scheduled court appearance this afternoon. Dion is facing charges he killed his parents and burned their home in Manchester in March of 2014, then going on the run for more than a year before being tracked down in Florida earlier this month.

The World War II-era B-29 Superfortress known as "Fifi" will touch down in Nashua this afternoon and will be available for public tours this weekend.

Rock'n Ribfest officially kicks off this afternoon in Merrimack.

The annual Master Sand Sculpting Competition continues on Hampton Beach.

Motorcycle Week continues in Laconia.

Top News

Here's a summary of what's in the compromise budget passed by legislators. A trend in recent budgets is cutting state aid to local municipalities-here's a look at how "downshifting" is impacting your town.

The story of David Kwiatkowski, convicted of infecting 32 patients with hepatitis C at Exeter hospital in 2012, is being told in the pages of Newsweek magazine.

A State Senator is calling for an Attorney General review of the inheritance case of Portsmouth Police Sergeant Aaron Goodwin, who some accuse of manipulating an elderly woman into leaving him millions of dollars in her will.

Portsmouth officials are concerned about the first results of blood testing of those exposed to contaminated water from the Haven Well at Pease Interntional Tradeport.

Some fugitives from justice will do anything to avoid getting caught, including hiding in a refrigerator.

As Laconia Motorcycle Week celebrated Veterans Appreciation Day, an Air Force colonel told motorcyclists not to trust the government when it comes to searching for those Missing In Action.


A federal judge heard arguments Thursday on a controversial new state law that opponents say stacks the deck against third parties from getting on the ballot in New Hampshire.

A Hillsborough County Grand Jury has returned indictments against a pair of accused child molesters.

A former state representative from Rochester has been indicted on charges he stole money from the Strafford County Republican Committee while serving as its treasurer.

A former Hollis woman accused of stealing $200,000 from her elderly mother has been ordered to undergo a competency evaluation.

The New Hampshire Supreme Court appeared "sympathetic" towards a former state forensic psychologist who was fired last fall after a judge implied that he had lied under oath, and is now trying to clear his name.


New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has yet to announce he's running for President, but had plenty to say about one of his potential opponents during a stop in Hampton Thursday.

Hillary Clinton's campaign has opened an office in Portsmouth.

Hudson has voted to expand its voluntary water ban.

Dover's planning board will take up several issues Tuesday night, including potential rules for medical marijuana dispensaries.


A driver of a van had to be extricated from his vehicle by firefighters after a collision with a tractor-trailer in Dover Thursday afternoon.

A Manchester man is facing charges he shot roman candles at a pair of maintenance workers as well as a neighbors' window.

The owner of a butcher shop whose employee embezzled more than $300,000 from says he's more hurt than upset.

Dover Police have charged a man with selling heroin to undercover agents.

Another "swatting" incident involving a hoax distress call, this one in Newington.

A woman is facing charges of passing fraudulent prescriptions in Exeter.


A development project that will bring a Whole Foods Supermarket to downtown Portsmouth has gotten the go-ahead from city officials.

A Market Basket supermarket store is coming to Rochester.

The Ioka Theater is back on the market in Merrimack, but town officials aren't getting a lot of details.


A piece of "Deflategate" history is up for auction, and could be yours.

The Red Sox won a game last night!

Don't expect to see Tiger Woods at the US Open this weekend-he shot 80 on Thursday. (For the non-golfers, that's not good.)

Other News

Organizers are getting ready for Sunday's "PorcFest", the annual gathering of liberty-minded people organized by the Free State Project.

A Dartmouth professor is working on a breath test that would tell you if you have tuberculosis.

The family of a man who died recently of a drug overdose says he should be remembered for how he lived, rather than how he died.

An Exeter High grad has a small role in the top-grossing film "Jurassic World", in theaters now.

The NH Moose lottery is scheduled for next Friday.

"Surfing with Smiles" is back on the Seacoast this summer, teaching children with special needs how to surf.

National and World News

We're learning more about the man accused of killing 9 people at a South Carolina church, and it's not very good. Dylan Roof has reportedly confessed to the shootings.

President Obama vented his frustration over gridlock in Washington Thursday night.

The Pope wants the world to clean up its act.

Brian Williams is blaming his ego for his tall tales while in the anchor chair at NBC Nightly News.


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