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All Things New Hampshire: Friday, June 5, 2015


Congressman Frank Guinta has lost another ally as he continues to deal with controversy over his campaign finances-the Chair of the NH GOP now says she "no longer believes" Guinta's explanation that money he took from a family bank account was his. Read her full letter to fellow GOP leaders.

The family of the Boston terror suspect shot and killed by police earlier this week and suspected as part of a terror plot is speaking out.

Pamela Smart is speaking out as two of her co-conspirators in the murder of her husband were released on parole Thursday.

There's a new drug that's gaining popularity around New Hampshire. NH1 Investigates "Hallucinogenic High".

Portsmouth High School students are fighting back after photos of their prom posted on local paper's website led to a "body shaming" backlash.

A Belmont High School senior says the school wouldn't let her put a photo of her and her son be part of a special profile of graduating seniors in the local newspaper.

Potential 2016 candidate and Ohio Governor John Kasich was back in the Granite State and took some shots at Jeb Bush during a stop on the Seacoast.

Speaking of the former Florida Governor: Jeb Bush has set a date for an official announcement about his 2016 plans.

Former Texas Governor Rick Perry made his 2016 run official yesterday.

The health care overhaul that went into effect in 2014 could mean a spike in insurance rates for many of us in 2016.

A 6 year-old boy has drowned in a pond in Conway.

There were a pair of drug-related arrests in Concord announced Thursday.

Undercover work led to an arrest of a Rochester man on heroin charges.

Investigators believe a man found dead on a street in Rochester may have fallen down some stairs.

Kids waiting for the school bus in Manchester got an earful as they watched two men get arrested this week.

A Vermont man sentenced to up to 20 years in prison after a 2010 explosion at a New Hampshire gunpowder facility is appealing his case.

Londonderry Police are looking for two men suspected of financial crimes around the state.

A gas line was accidentally ruptured in downtown Portsmouth Thursday.

Some texts led New Hampshire Fish and Game officials to a family of lost hikers.

A new website is available for hikers looking to enjoy trails in Vermont and New Hampshire's Upper Valley.

Students at one school in Concord are raising money for a fund in honor of one of their classmates who died recently.

The state is adding 3 properties to the NH Register of Historic Places.

The New Hampshire Special Olympics torch is making its way around the state, stopping in Concord.

Stories we're following from the NH1 Media Center

The son of Vice President Joe Biden will be laid to rest today. Beau Biden died last weekend after battling brain cancer.

Two more friends of convicted Boston Marathon Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will be sentenced today after being convicted for trying to remove evidence from Tsarnaev's dorm room.

Several 2016 developments today. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie continues his visit to New Hampshire, stopping this morning at the Corner View restaurant before taking part in a roundtable on drugs in Franklin. Ohio Governor John Kasich will be at the Elks Lodge in Lebanon this evening for a dinner put on by the Grafton County Republicans. Kentucky Senator Rand Paul will be in Manchester this evening opening his campaign office, just a few doors down from where Hillary Clinton's campaign office is located.

The state Insurance Department will hold a public session to preview the health care provider networks proposed for insurance plans that will be available next year under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul law.

Governor Hassan is holding a lunchtime event proclaiming Serve Dog Awareness Day in Concord.

A welcome rally is planned in Concord today from 5 to 6pm for 8 wounded veterans making their way cross-country on motorcycles, starting in Canada and ending in Key West, Florida. The Road Warrior Foundation is organizing the trip.

It's national donut day-enjoy a free donut with the purchase of a beverage at most Dunkin' Donuts around the state.

Top News

A Florida woman who befriended NH fugitive Matthew Dion (living under an assumed name in Florida) remembers him as "the sweetest person".

Entitlement reform remains one of the top talking points for New Jersey Governor Chris Christie as he visits the Granite State.

Nashua will seek federal funds to help build a new exit from the Everett Turnpike to the area around the Pheasant Lane Mall.

The Dartmouth fraternity that partly inspired the film "Animal House", now unaffiliated from the school after a hazing scandal, lost its appeal to allow members to be housed at its mansion.

The Keene man who police say triggered a lockdown at nearby Keene State College during a dispute with a woman that led to him shooting a gun in the air has been indicted by a grand jury.

Despite continuing to battle ALS, Concord High Principal Gene Connolly plans to return to the job this fall.


A bill that would decriminalize marijuana in the state has been shelved for this year.

The Senate has passed a bill giving immunity to those who report drug overdoses in only certain situations.

The Senate has given its OK to a proposal that would make changes to the Business Profits Tax to benefit Planet Fitness, the fitness chain that has threatened to move its headquarters out of New Hampshire unless the BPT is changed.

Part of the state budget plan includes the consolidation of the state Health and Human Services offices, with up to a third closing.

The costs for the school district were the focus of a public hearing on Nashua's budget Thursday.

The Manchester School District and its teachers' union have reached a tentative agreement on a contract.

Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas and city officials are at odds with Hillsborough County Legislators who have rejected the city's request to fund a drug court.

More than half of the Nashua High School junior class chose not to take the Smarter Balanced Assessment test.

A vote by selectmen in Salem regarding the health insurance for retired disabled police officers and benefits for their spouses after they die has drawn the ire of the police union.

As the mayoral race in Nashua heats up, one candidate and city councilor is proposing that exploratory committees for mayoral candidates register with the city.

Selectmen in Exeter have rejected the idea of sending a letter to the owner of the Ioka Theater asking for a meeting so they can discuss plans to redevelop the property.

The Prescott Park Arts Festival has reached a deal with the city on the fees they'll pay to use the space.


A woman who was paralyzed after a crash on Route 125 while on her way to work in Kingston is suing the driver of the truck that hit her and his employer.

A former math teacher from Massachusetts who police say posed as a teenager online to meet a teenage boy from Stratham has agreed to plead guilty to sexual assault charges.

An Exeter company is suing a member of the band Wild Cherry for failure to pay commission on uncollected royalties the company obtained for him.

A former employee of Wolfeboro's Huggins Hospital has reached a settlement with the hospital after she claimed she was given 'barbaric' treatment after being detained for several days after making a comment that she could "strangle" a relative.

A heroin dealer in Hampton facing a life sentence has instead been sentenced to between 1 1/2 and 3 years in prison.

One of five people accused of luring a marijuana dealer to an apartment in Exeter and then robbing him has pleaded guilty for his role.


A Hillsborough man has been arrested and accused of sexually assaulting a teen.

Police have charged a man from Dunbarton with driving the wrong way, driving drunk, and drug possession.

Police in Hudson are looking for a man who they say tried to use credit cards with different names at a convenience store Thursday.

No one was injured in a two-vehicle accident in Portsmouth that damaged two homes Thursday afternoon.


Groups opposed to the expansion of the resort at Mount Sunapee have submitted more than 1,000 letters to the state, all expressing similar feelings.

Developers were invited to the Gate City Thursday to get a look at available land downtown in the first-ever Nashua Developers Showcase.

The parent company of Dunkin' Donuts is making a $250,000 donation to UNH.

Other News

A fundraiser is being held to benefit Manchester's West Side Library, damaged last winter during a water main break.

A well-known auto dealer and sometime musician is donating $25,000 worth of musical instruments to Manchester schools.

A Seacoast sexual assault support group whose puppets used to educate schoolkids were recently stolen has gotten money to replace them-from schoolkids.


The Manchester Monarchs are set to begin their first-ever Calder Cup finals tomorrow night.

National and World

A woman who says former House Speaker Dennis Hastert sexually abused her brother is going public.

The US believes China is behind a massive data hack of government computers.

The search for 340 missing people in a passenger boat disaster in China continues, as crews were able to right the capsized ship.

Lieutenant Uhura (Nichelle Nichols) is recovering from a stroke.


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