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Jul 6, 2015 5:10 AM

All Things New Hampshire: Monday, July 6, 2015


A pretty bizarre accident surrounding this weekend's Independence Day festivities: A man from Maine is dead after apparently attempting to shoot a firework off the top of his head.

A fireworks mishap is being blamed for a house fire in Nashua.

The maker of a fireworks cannon that blew a hole through a roof in Strafford and nearly hit a dog may be facing charges.

A bicyclist killed after an accident in Manchester over the weekend has been identified.

Police in Manchester have caught a suspect in a weekend armed robbery.

Manchester Police are also investigating a gunshot injury Sunday morning on Myrtle Street.

Police in Portsmouth say a woman charged in connection with an overdose death texted her mother with the message "I killed sum one".

3 members of the same family are dead in Boothbay Harbor, Maine, though investigators say there's no threat to the public.

3 people are being questioned in Lawrence, Massachusetts after their upstairs neighbor was found shot dead in her apartment.

A man convicted of a hate crime for threatening two Walmart employees he thought were Jewish will not get a new trial.

Did you get caught in that mess on Interstate 93 Friday? Here's some more detail about what happened.

Police in Rochester are asking for your help in identifying a man they say stole from an area Walmart.

Marco Rubio and Chris Christie were among the candidates taking part in Independence Day festivities in New Hampshire. Hillary Clinton was also in town for the holiday weekend. She hopes the US can reach a "verifiable deal" with Iran. Jeb Bush also campaigned in the Granite State this weekend, saying he wants to learn from 2012 Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney.

A Derry woman was injured in a crash police say was caused in part by a craving for nicotine.

A Rhode Island man was seriously injured after an ATV crash in Belmont.

Two drivers walked away largely unscathed after a crash on the Route 202 bypass near the exit ramp from Route 16 on Saturday afternoon.

A early morning fire damaged the outside of a home in Manchester Saturday.

A woman who slipped on a wet root while hiking Mount Monadnock was carried out to safety on Saturday afternoon.

Residents of one Vermont town waited for a parade that never showed up on the Independence Day holiday.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center is exploring a partnership to improve access to home health care and hospice services in N.H. and Vermont.

The Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire is launching its moose permit auction.

Remote-controlled cars are a fast-growing passion in New Hampshire, as Tyler Dumont reports.

A volunteer effort to restore and maintain hiking trails on Mount Monadnock is celebrating its 10th year.

New Hampshire's beer consumption is no longer among the highest in the nation, according to one study.

The Lower Falls recreation site along the Kancamagus Scenic Byway — closed for a year for renovations — is reopening and welcoming visitors.

Watch out for those piping plovers if you're walking on the beach in Hampton and Seabrook.

Stories we're following from the NH1 Media Center

Governor Hassan is signing a bill into law today that will ban the sale and possession of synthetic drugs, like the substance commonly known on the street as "Spice". The Governor is also expected to veto a bill that would do away with state's concealed-carry permit for gun owners.

Former New York Governor and 2016 GOP presidential candidate George Pataki will be in New Hampshire today. He has a stop in Londonderry before a roundtable discussion on Immigration at his headquarters in Manchester.

Ben Carson attends a "Politics and Pints" event at the Barley House in Concord.

Another GOP hopeful, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is in Manchester today meeting with Mayor Ted Gatsas.

Carly Fiorina will be in Barrington on Monday afternoon.

Lawmakers in South Carolina will debate today whether the Confederate flag on display at the State Capitol building should be taken down.

Top News

The Hillary Clinton campaign's handling of the press at a parade appearance during Independence Day festivities is getting a lot of attention.

Police in Manchester are revising their policy on tattoos after the wife of a US Army veteran wrote an op-ed piece in a local paper.

Friends of a 17 year-old killed in an accident early Friday morning in Weare have been gathering at the crash site to pay tribute to his memory.

State Police say a man believed to be responsible for a hit-and-run accident that killed a Newmarket man has died in the hospital.

Months after a woman in Barrington was taken into custody following a raid at her home, Crystal Watson remains in custody-but it's unclear what she's been charged with, though experts say there's no violation of her constitutional rights.

The changes in service for the Coast bus route 7, saved from cancellation, after residents spoke out, means a longer ride for some residents.

Relief money originally earmarked for Hurricane Katrina victims will now go to victims of a fire on West Hollis Street.

A broken pipe caused an unknown amount of sewage to flow into the Nashua River late last week.


Two weeks after Donald Trump's controversial comments about immigrants, the other Republican presidential candidates remain divided in their reaction.

Chris Christie was critical of the Supreme Court's ruling on gay marriage during a campaign stop in New Hampshire over the weekend.

The campaign for Ted Cruz says some big bucks have been raised in the three months since he announced his candidacy for president.

Lindsey Graham continues to sound warnings about America's readiness for another terrorist attack as he campaigns in New Hampshire.

Some Democrats in New Hampshire say they find some of the idea of former Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee, running for President as a Democrat, a little "odd".

The New Hampshire primary may be months away, but there's plenty of time to make a political and fashion statement with all the campaign "swag" that's out there.

A Seacoast political operative could be the key for a successful presidential campaign for the candidates seeking the White House in 2016.

Two groups of walkers looking to bring awareness to the influence of money on campaign politics converged on Portsmouth's Prescott Park on Saturday.

The $86 million price tag for the Dover High School building project appear to be in line with similar projects across the region.

Nashua mayoral hopefuls will be gathering for a televised forum in August.


The trial for the former Director of the Amherst EMS, accused of using a town credit card to rack up some personal expenses, is set to start in September.


A parolee wanted in New York state was captured in Canaan on Independence Day.

A pair of undocumented men were taken into custody after an ATV rollover in Stewartstown Saturday.

A case of a gunshot wound to a man's hand is under investigation in Manchester after an incident Sunday night on Pearl Street.

Firefighters in Manchester are concerned about staffing levels, and are using a dramatic rescue of a woman from a fire in the city last month to make their point.


Kinder-Morgan has revised its proposed pipeline route through Winchester.

Business owners along the Seacoast say the holiday weekend was a successful one.

A former Coca-Cola bottling plant in Salem is getting a new life.

A proposed "Superdome" in Auburn is on track for a 2016 opening.


The US Women's team won the World Cup in dominating fashion, winning 5-2 over Japan Sunday night.

Other News

Some big changes are coming to the Spaulding Turnpike this week as the extensive reconstruction project continues.

A barn in Deerfield will be taken down next week and rebuilt in West Virginia as part of a reality TV series.

Volunteers in Hopkinton have been working to restore historic cabins at Kimball Lake.

The workshop of the New Hampshire native credited with developing the first video game is now on display in the Smithsonian.

A Hollis native will be walking the red carpet in Hollywood for a screening of her first film-making effort.

The final Grateful Dead concert was viewed by a few hundred loyal attendees at a Milford Drive-in this weekend.

National and World News

Greece voters rejected austerity measures in a referendum vote this weekend, leaving the country's financial future uncertain.

Secretary of State John Kerry says talks with Iran over a nuclear arms deal are going down to the wire.

Escaped prison inmate David Sweat is back in prison after being released from the hospital. Sweat was shot by police during his capture late last month.

More than 1 million people are expected to attend a mass held by Pope Francis today in South America.

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