Aug 3, 2015 5:03 AM

All Things New Hampshire: Monday, August 3, 2015

Two firefighters were taken to the hospital after battling flames at a building on Second Street in Manchester Sunday.

State Police are looking for a man they say robbed a home at gunpoint Sunday evening in Dublin.

Despite the leak of highly controversial videos of national officials suggesting otherwise, Planned Parenthood facilities in northern New England, including New Hampshire, insist they do not donate fetal tissue for research.

2008 Republican Presidential nominee John McCain was in New Hampshire over the weekend campaigning in support of Lindsey Graham.

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders was back in the Granite State this weekend campaigning for the Democratic Presidential nomination, and was critical of fellow candidate Hillary Clinton on the issue of climate change.

Hillary Clinton's campaign is airing its first TV ads in New Hampshire and Iowa.

A former top advisor to the son of Joe Biden is joining a group that's trying to get the sitting Vice President to run for the White House.

ICYMI: Read Kevin Landrigan's NH1 Political Report, wrapping up the latest developments from around New Hampshire politics.

The Governor's office and state lawmakers are talking, but there's still no budget deal on the horizon.

Carroll County officials are dealing with a $2.5 million budget shortfall.

The drivers in an early morning crash in Hudson have been identified.

Police are looking for help as they investigate a deadly crash in Concord involving a Massachusetts man.

A New Boston woman was injured in an ATV crash on Friday.

Two New Hampshire men are facing charges in Massachusetts after police say they were found with more than 2 pounds of heroin.

There's a request by state environmental officials asking residents in communities around Lamprey River to conserve water.

Portsmouth officials are investigating ways to turn seawater into drinking water.

A study by UNH researchers suggests that usage of the federal SNAP program-commonly referred to as food stamps-is down slightly.

A Gilford native was crowned Miss America Outstanding Teen over the weekend.

Fair season is in full swing in New Hampshire.

1,000 motorcyclists took part in a ride across NH to benefit the nonprofit Homes for our Troops.

The ALS Ice Bucket challenge is back for another year.

Kraft cheese is recalling some of its packages after reports of choking by some customers.

Events we're following from the NH1 Media Center

A big day for Presidential primary politics. The Voters First Forum is being held tonight in Manchester, and 14 of the 17 major Republican Presidential candidates will be attending (Donald Trump, Mike Huckabee, and Jim Gilmore will not be on hand). WBIN-TV will carry the event live starting at 7pm, with a special edition of Newsmakers beforehand at 6:30pm.

The trial of Gregory Owens of Londonderry begins today in Maine. Owens is accused of shooting his wife and another man in Saco after his lover threatened to tell his wife about their affair.

Senator Jeanne Shaheen and Governor Maggie Hassan have scheduled a joint news conference in Laconia this morning to call for funding on the state and federal level to fight the state's heroin crisis.

Executive Councilor Colin Van Ostern will be joined by the Health and Human Services Commissioner Nick Toumpas in a forum on health care at 5:30pm at the Wentworth-Douglas hospital in Dover.

Top News

The Attorney General's office says the deadly shooting of a suspect by two police officers in Bath was justified.

Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas is calling for the Governor to declare a state of emergency in response to the state's growing heroin crisis.

A decision by the local fire chief to enforce a rule barring owners from sleeping in their animals' stalls at the Cheshire County Fair is ending a longstanding tradition, and it could impact fairs around the state.

A judge has rejected Robert Breest's attempt to have a new trial in his 40-year-old murder case.

A small earthquake centered in the Epsom area was detected Sunday night.


Marist College has temporarily suspended polling in order to avoid being a factor in who gets to attend this week's Fox News Republican Presidential candidates' debate.

Governor Hassan signed new legislation into law re­cently to prohibit insurance carriers from charging high­er co-pays or deductibles for anti-cancer medications.

Portsmouth's assistant mayor is suggesting the city investigate a regional desalination plant that could help with the city's water supply.


New Hampshire law enforcement officials continue to monitor sites like to try and curb the prostitution business.

There's new charges against the former chair of the Newmarket Republican Committee. Joseph Barton is already facing charges after getting into an altercation with an investigator from the Attorney General's office at a polling station on election day last fall; now, he's accused of faking a letter from the state GOP chair that gave him the right to challenge votes.

A man accused of firing two shots at a home in Meredith is also under investigation for an incident 5 days earlier where he claimed to be checking on a homeowner's well-being-but had many of the homeowner's belongings on the front porch.

A Hudson woman was injured after a Sunday morning crash involving a tractor-trailer.

Police say a report of a shooting in Auburn turned out to be a case of "swatting" by someone with a mental health issue.

Manchester Police say a K-9 succeeded where pepper spray and a stun gun failed in apprehending a suspect over the weekend.

A Merrimack man is accused of stealing leaf blowers from a condo complex and then trying to pawn them.

A car went through the front of a business in Manchester this morning.

The Attorney General's office will weigh in on whether the traditional practice of filling police commissioner vacancies with runners-up in the election to the post is legal.


The visitor center at Stonyfield Yogurt is closing its doors after 25 years to make more room for office space for employees.

The Executive Director of the Merrimack Chamber of Commerce is moving on.

Local businesses are applauding the installation of a new water main in Milford.

Other News

The New Hampshire Food Bank is getting ready to produce its own retail line as another source of revenue.

Environmental officials say they're working to stabilize the Suncook River more than a decade after the waterway jumped its banks in Epsom.

Good news for Merrimack residents-they've won $25,000 to go towards a new ballpark.

A Rochester teen recently won a national dance title.

Local communities are preparing for Tuesday's National Night Out events.

Maine Turnpike officials say an increase in travel in July suggests the economy is on the rebound.

National and World News

Police have identified a suspect in a deadly police shooting in Memphis.

New research suggests that your picky eater probably doesn't have any long-term issues, but in some cases it could suggest some emotional troubles.

Malaysia is looking for additional help searching for debris believed to be connected to the missing MH370.

Wildfires in California are forcing people from their homes.

There's now a second American wanted in Zimbabwae for hunting a protected lion.

The new "Mission: Impossible" film topped the box office this weekend.

Get ready: New music from Dr. Dre is coming, 16 years after the release of his last album.


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