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All Things New Hampshire: Monday, August 10, 2015


Quick programming note: All Things New Hampshire will be off on Wednesday, August 12th.

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Vermont State Police say a woman distraught over losing a custody battle is responsible for killing 3 of her relatives and a social worker for her case.

Graffiti related to a weekend shooting in Manchester suggests one of the nation's most notorious gangs is gaining influence in the Queen City.

A vigil was held Saturday in memory of a Fremont teen whose drug addiction is being blamed for the traffic accident in June that killed her.

Donald Trump stayed in the news this weekend, catching heat from his rivals over comments about one of the panelists in Thursday night's Fox News debate in Cleveland.

Republican Presidential candidate Jeb Bush was back in New Hampshire Friday after a raucous primetime debate Thursday.

One of the key votes of last week's Executive Council meeting was the decision not to award a state contract to Planned Parenthood. The swing vote in that decision was Chris Sununu-but did he have a choice in the matter?

An argument between two men in Manchester led to one being shot and injured and the other under arrest.

Officials in Manchester continue to push for a drug court.

Two people riding a motorcycle were seriously injured when the driver lost control of the bike on Route 12 near the entrance to the Keene landfill on Saturday just before noon.

A Hooksett man injured in an ATV accident Saturday may face charges for riding in an area that's off-limits to the public.

An ATV was used to rescue an injured hiker on Mount Monadnock.

A hiker was carried off of Mount Major after injuring her ankle.

A man accused of impersonating a police officer because of the old-style police jacket he was wearing went to the state Supreme Court to get it back.

A doctor in New Hampshire is suing an insurance company, claiming that it told patients he was retired.

A shelter in Portsmouth is reporting a 17 percent increase in the number of clients in need of housing.

State Police in the North Country are cracking down on drunk driving.

Here's a new one: Police aren't filing any charges in a crash at an intersection near Portsmouth's Market Square, saying the traffic setup there is "ambiguous" and no one is at fault.

No disciplinary action, but an officer who fell asleep at the wheel and crashed his cruiser in Dover will be monitored by his superiors.

A small railroad line that crosses the Connecticut River between Vermont and New Hampshire is being gobbled up by one of the biggest rail companies in the world.

There's a change in leadership at the Disability Rights center of New Hampshire.

A mysterious fungus is killing snakes in 9 states, including New Hampshire.

New Hampshire Fish & Game wants you to keep an eye out for those turkeys.

Fundraising is underway for a statue of a former New Hampshire Governor who served as an ambassador to England during World War II and was also the first head of the Social Security Administration.

An African art museum based in Portland, Maine is moving to the Granite State.

More than 3,400 backpacks with school supplies were donated to youngsters Saturday at a free family event organized by the Manchester Christian Church and the N.H. Fisher Cats team.

Events we're following from the NH1 Media Center

Hillary Clinton is back in New Hampshire today, visiting Exeter High School for a town meeting on college affordability at 1:30 p.m., then attending a grassroots organizing party at the McIntyre Ski Area starting at 6:50 p.m.

The owner of a Manchester businesses prosecutors say sold more than $600,000 of synthetic marijuana-known on the streets as spice-in 2014 will be senteced today. Joe Thomas is expected to receive a suspended sentenced as part of a plea deal.

Calling hours are tonight in St. Johnsbury, Vermont, for the father and daughter killed during a tent collapse at a circus performance in Lancaster, New Hampshire last week.

It could be a rowdy meeting of the Manchester School Board tonight. MEA members, who saw the mayor veto the teachers' 3-year contract last week, plan to rally beforehand at 6:30pm. The outgoing MEA president is expected to speak during the meeting at 7pm.

The state Department of Transportation is set to begin work Monday on replacing a bridge on Route 26 in Millsfield.

Top News

Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump insists that he "cherishes women" despite controversial comments he made late last week about Fox News journalist Megyn Kelly.

The circus whose tent collapsed in Lancaster, New Hampshire, last week-killing a father and daughter and injuring dozens-performed in Sanford, Maine, Sunday-without a tent.

State officials fear that last week's rejection of a pair of state contracts with Planned Parenthood could jeopardize access to affordable care for women.

Three New Hampshire drug treatment centers say they're being choked by red tape and could spend hundreds of thousands of dollars just to get the proper licensing.

The arrest of Canterbury's Police Chief on charges of sexual assault is raising questions about what town officials knew about the investigation.

The Vice-President of the Eliot Hospital Charitable Foundation has been suspended after being arrested last week on charges he solicited an undercover Manchester police officer during a prostitution sting.

A decade after the Suncook River jumped its banks, residents nearby are still waiting for the state to do something about it.

Retirement ceremonies were held over the weekend for the outgoing head of New Hampshire's Air National Guard.

After several recent shootings involving campus police officers at schools around the country, UNH's police chief and Durham's chief are defending the carrying of guns by police on its campus.

Portsmuth's Assistant Mayor is calling for the Chairman of the Police Commission to step down.

The death of a 29 year-old in Portsmouth Friday is being called "suspicious" by police.


New Hampshire's longtime Secretary of State scoffs at the notion that this year's slate of Republican primary candidates is the largest ever-he's since 50 in years past.

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe was in New Hampshire over the weekend to campaign in support of Democratic Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton.

The state has gotten a waiver from the federal government, allowing them to administer the SATs to juniors this year instead of the controversial Smarter Balanced Assessment test.

Portsmouth city officials continue to grapple with a proposed ordinance that would regulate services like Airbnb that provide guest accomodations at private residences.

Nashua mayoral candidate Chris Williams-who's conducting telephone polls and raising money far beyond what's normally seen in a mayoral race-says his strategy is just "good business".

A mayoral candidates' forum is scheduled in Nashua later this month.

Several New Hampshire businesses and towns are teaming up in a new effort to purchase cheaper energy.

Keene has named an interim city manager.

Following Hooksett's lead, Candia town officials are now looking at entering into a long-term partnership with Derry's Pinkerton Academy.

Dover city officials say they're being strategic about the use of incentives to spur development projects.

Durham is getting high marks for its financial standing from Moody's.

Reconstruction of a troublesome rail crossing is on the agenda of the Nashua Board of Aldermen this week.


The man convicted of intentionally setting fire to a submarine at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard has lost one appeal in his case, but is filing another.

A civil suit involving Nashua's now-retired police chief and a former deputy chief who claims he was wrongfully terminated will go to trial next year.


The Attorney General's office continues to investigate the death of a 4-month old at a homeless shelter for women in Portsmouth.

Police have decided not to file charges against a man accused of sending harassing letters to the owners of a helicopter company in Portsmouth who he says fly over his home in Rye.

A New Hampshire man is facing charges in Texas after police say he flew there to meet an underage girl-who was actually an undercover officer taking part in an online sting.

A Manchester man attending the annual motorcycle rally in Sturgis was seriously hurt in a crash last Thursday.

A Rochester man hit a moose on Friday night in Errol.

A crash in Litchfield Thursday night is being blamed on...turkeys.

Farmington has named a new fire chief.


Kinder Morgan has announced upcoming informational meetings in Nashua to discuss their proposed natural gas pipeline project.

Construction continues on Concord's Main Street project, and not everyone's happy about the impact it's had on their business.

Two water parks in the North Country have made TripAdvisor's list of the top 25 in the country.

Ownership of Mack's Apples in Londonderry has changed hands-but it's staying in the family, as it has for generations. (Full disclosure: new owner Andy Mack is also an employee of Binnie Media.)

Blaming a sharp decline in enrollment, a Catholic school in Pelham won't be re-opening its doors next year.


NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell calls Tom Brady "a great young man", but insists that Brady's 4-game Deflategate suspension must stand.


A project that officials will help lead to a more secure water supply for Manchester got underway last week.

The opening of a third lane on I-93 northbound between Windham and Salem is already getting a positive reaction.

Delays this morning on the Maine Turnpike between York and Wells after a truck rollover this morning.

Demolition of the Souhegan River bridge is underway in Milford.

New Hampshire's moose expert is concerned about the animals' future.

Neighbors of a Concord family given the OK to build a solar array on their panel are going back before the city's planning board asking them to reconsider.

Dunbarton residents celebrated the town's 250th anniversary this past weekend.

New Hampshire officials are making an effort to recognize one of the early leaders in the women's suffrage movement here in the Granite State.

A Nashua restaurant has named a sandwich after Kelly Ayotte.

World and National News

The one-year anniversary of the shooting death of black teenager Michael Brown by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, was marked with a march, protests, and violence.

Police say a suspect in the killing of eight people in Texas broke into the house and handcuffed the victims in their bedrooms before he shot them

The city of Durango and La Plata County, Colorado, have declared a state of emergency after a federal cleanup crew accidentally released mine waste into the water.

A French couple died while hiking in New Mexico, leaving their 9 year-old son to fend for himself.

Good news for fans of "Ghostbusters"-Bill Murray's expected to make a cameo in an upcoming reboot.


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