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All Things New Hampshire: Monday, July 12, 2015


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A wrong-way driver caused a 3-car crash on Route 12 in Keene Sunday afternoon.

A mother from Marlborough is recovering after lightning struck her while she was standing on her porch holding her baby.

Hillary Clinton is headed back to New Hampshire Thursday to expand on today's speech in New York focusing on growing middle class wages.

Congressman Frank Guinta held his first town hall meeting since his fine for campaign finance violations, and the subject never even came up in his discussion with constituents. Friday, Guinta told NH1 Political Director Paul Steinhauser "nothing has changed" in his plans to seek re-election next year.

A New Hampton man is headed to prison for an altercation with his brother-in-law, but his family wants him to go to drug rehab instead.

The top prosecutor in Massachusetts wants to put Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on trial for the death of MIT security officer Sean Collier in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing attacks.

A teenager injured last week when she collided with a pickup driven by a state police commander in Lisbon has died.

Two people from Connecticut were injured Saturday when they fell out of a boat on Crescent Lake in Wolfeboro and the boat swung around and hit them.

NH1 Political Director Paul Steinhauser takes a look at the week ahead on the presidential campaign trail in New Hampshire.

There's been quite a bit of noise made by Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders during his campaign for the Democratic nomination for President-but can the Independent get on the ballot here in New Hampshire?

The ongoing budget stalemate in Concord is putting on hold any talk of Governor Hassan challenging Senator Kelly Ayotte in 2016. Meanwhile, Democrats are claiming Senator Ayotte meddled in the state budget talks. As for the legislature, lawmakers say they plan to return in September to vote on vetoes.

A trio of state senators is headed to Israel for a week to learn about the country's approach to public health care, border security, economic development, environmental policy and a host of other issues.

Governor Hassan condemned her church’s divestment from Israel campaign late Friday a short time after a conservative Washington media outlet attacked her for being silent on the topic.

The State Supreme Court has suspended a judge found in violation of rules about "dignified and courteous" behavior.

A New Jersey man was killed in an ATV crash in Stratford Friday.

Dover police are looking for a masked robber who held up a pharmacy last Thursday.

A motorcyclist who was hit by a car at the corner of Pine and Silver streets in Manchester Saturday underwent surgery on Saturday.

A man accused of out of his car and assaulting a woman walking along Route 102 Saturday night is under arrest.

A man who ran a stop sign Saturday evening in Rochester caused an accident that sent another driver to the hospital, according to police.

A hiker had to be rescued off of Mount Monadnock after falling between boulders and getting pinned for 10 hours.

A sobriety checkpoint in Seabrook led to a dozen arrests Friday.

NH1 News investigates a "Uncle Sam" scam with people pretending to be the IRS calling you up on the phone.

More than 5,000 participants raised more than $3.1 million for cancer care and support in The Prouty Saturday — an annual fundraiser for the Norris Cotton Cancer Center at Dartmouth-Hitchcock medical center.

Two bicyclists from Maine were winners in Saturday's Newton's Revenge, the grueling 7.6-mile bicycle race up the Mount Washington Auto Road to the summit.

State forest rangers are checking firewood in advance of the NASCAR race at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in an effort to stop the spread of an invasive beetle.

A historic piece of land is up for sale in Barrington, with the owner citing insurance costs.

Stories we're following from the NH1 Media Center

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is the latest to announce he'll seek the Republican nomination for the White House. Walker posted a video to Facebook making his plans official this morning and will make a speech this evening in Wisconsin.

Hillary Clinton will make a speech in New York today focusing on the economy and her view that businesses are often overlooking the working class family in the rush to make a profit.

Ohio Governor John Kasich isn't expected to announce his Presidential campaign until next week, but he's ramping up with a series of appearances in New Hampshire today. He visits Redhook Brewery in Portsmouth this morning at 10am. He'll be at RP Abrasives and ROKON International in Rochester this afternoon. This evening he attends a Town Hall in Barrington.

The cousin of the man known as "El Chapo"-the Mexican drug lord who just escaped a maximum security prison- is set to be sentenced here in New Hampshire for his role in trying to expand cartel's reach in Europe and the United States.

Manchester Police are holding a ceremony this morning for the swearing in of new officers.

The trial of Peggy Starr resumes today. The Barrington woman is accused of intentionally starving a young boy in her care.

Jury selection begins for Stephen ONeill, accused of stabbing Christopher Gagnon in February 2014.

The Portsmouth City Council meets tonight and is expected to take up a pair of issues that have generated a lot of debate in the city-updating taxi regulations to cover ride-sharing services like Uber and a proposal to change the mayoral election process.

Top News

Neighbors are rallying to aid a Nottingham family who lost their home in a fire Sunday.

The medical examiner says a woman drowned on her property in East Kingston Sunday.

A Massachusetts man is facing charges after after an early-morning high-speed chase on Route 101 in Hampton.

State Police in Massachusetts say a traffic stop involving a Manchester man led to the seizure of approximately seven kilos of heroin, two guns and more than $350,000 in cash.

It was so hot on Sunday that Water Country had to turn away customers by early in the afternoon, and that led to a call for police after some would-be customers got upset.

A new Reuters poll suggests Donald Trump and Jeb Bush are tied atop the Republican field of candidates for the 2016 Presidential nomination.

Police say drivers appear to be adjusting to the changes brought on by the state's new hands-free cell phone law.

New Hampshire's Medical Marijuana law went into effect 2 years ago this month, but patients are still waiting to be treated with the drug.

Two men were sentenced to decades in prison Friday for their role in a brutal home break-in and attack in Hampton, and may face addition charges for an unsolved Manchester shooting.

An arrest has been made in connection with one shooting in the area of South Street in Manchester that saw violence break out on back-to-back nights last week.

Authorities have seized more than 60 pets from a grooming and kennel facility in the town of Ossipee.

The announcement that Hannaford is purchasing the Durham Market Place is being met with mixed emotions for fans of the small town grocer.

Nashua police have made an arrest in connection with a Friday morning burglary on West Hollis Street.

A Rye woman says alcohol has ruined her sons-and she thinks the state needs to do more to help those battling alcohol addiction.

Attacks on personal data are on the rise in New Hampshire-and don't always involve hacking a computer website.


The Governor has vetoed a bill that would have required you to wait 30 days after moving to New Hampshire to vote.

Some local schools are opting out of the federal school lunch guidelines and offering more popular choices in an attempt to turn around sagging interest in their lunch programs.

South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham spoke highly of his visit to Bedford's town dump as he campaigned throughout the state this weekend.

Carly Fiorina campaigned in the Monadnock region on Sunday.

New Hampshire's Fish and Game Commission is meeting Wednesday to discuss potential hunting and fishing license fee increases, which haven't gone up in at least 12 years.

Despite a proposal falling short of approval by legislators this spring, Concord officials aren't giving up hope on a plan to open the State House to tourists on Saturdays.

State grant money will help several Strafford County towns update their disaster plans.

Dover wants to crack down on chronic offenders of their metered-parking rules.

Some residents in Candia want to reverse the decision by selectmen to remove art from the walls of the town's dump and recycling center.


The Cornish man charged in last July's accident on Route 101A in Merrimack that killed a woman in Merrimack is expected to face trial this fall.

Acting U.S. District Attorney Donald Feith loves his job-but has no plans to keep it.

An inmate in Concord is gaining a reputation for his legal skills-and his litigious activities.


A Vermont couple were seriously hurt Sunday when their motorcycle was hit by a car crossing the center line on Route 302 in Bath.

A New Hampshire fugitive rode his bike to Florida and was arrested after over a year on the run.

Police are investigating a report of a flip-flop wearing robber in Westmoreland Sunday.

A woman was found dead after an apparent smoking-related accident at her home on Friday.

A man was injured in a fall from a ladder in Gilford Sunday morning.

Police in Lebanon are warning of a phone bail scam.


A new report suggests New Hampshire is doing well attracting manufacturing jobs.

Bill Binnie-the owner of NH1 News and Binnie Media-is purchasing the Citizens Bank building in downtown Manchester.

A Stratham company wants to help NH get more competitive in the solar energy market.

Owners of a prohibition-themed speakeasy bar in Manchester appear to be gearing up to open a similar establishment in Nashua.


A woman injured by a foul ball at Fenway Park is now out of the hospital.

Novak Djokovic won his 3rd Wimbeldon title on Sunday.

Kyle Busch won the Sprint Cup Series race in Kentucky, the last before this weekend's NASCAR race in Loudon.

Former Philadelphia Eagles star Donovan McNabb is off the air on both Fox Sports and NBC Sports Radio after being arrested for DUI in Arizona last month.

Other News

The Broad Street Parkway project continues in Nashua and is entering a more visible phase of construction.

The popular upgraded Lower Falls Recreation Site in the White Mountain National Forest, off the Kancamagus Scenic Byway, is now back open for swimmers.

Construction on Concord's North Main Street is on track to wrap up in November.

Paving work may cause some traffic headaches around Merrimack.

Banner the falcon, who made headlines for being the first of his kind to undergo cataract surgery, has now also undergone a laser eye procedure.

The number of young farmers appears to be on the rise in New Hampshire.

Electric vehicles-and charging stations-appear to be gaining popularity around the Granite State.

National and World News

The hunt for Mexico's most powerful drug lord-known as "El Chapo" is underway after his escape from prison Saturday.

A military barracks has collapsed in Russia, killing 23 people.

It's been a rocky road, but a nuclear arms deal between the U.S. and Iran appears close.

The President of Nintendo-who guided it through its rise to prominence through games like Super Mario Brothers-has died.

David Letterman made an unexpected reappearance in the public spotlight to deliver a special Top Ten list about Donald Trump.


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