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All Things New Hampshire: Monday, May 18, 2015


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The complicated verdict slip that jurors filled out in the sentencing of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to the death penalty has been released.

We're learning of a possible motive in the case of a man sucker-punched outside of a bar in Dover-an incident that was caught on video.

Police responded in force to a fire in Nashua Sunday.

State police are investigating a deadly crash on the I-93 off-ramp for Exit 1 in Salem.

A driver has been identified in a deadly accident in New Ipswich.

The driver of a pick-up truck that hit a tree late Saturday night in Walpole had to be airlifted to Dartmouth Medical Center.

2 riders were injured in an ATV accident in Kingston Sunday morning.

Identical twins were arrested in Laconia after failing to appear in court on drug charges.

Police in Rochester are looking for a suspect in a credit card theft.

An accident shut down Interstate 95 in Hampton and police believe alcohol is a factor.

A woman from Middleton has been charged with assaulting a 12 year-old boy with a baseball bat.

Money to restore funds to the state's promotion of tourism remains in limbo as state budget negotiations continue.

A ceremony was held in Nashua over the weekend in memory of 3 year-old Brielle Gage, who died last November. Her mother is facing charges in connection with her death.

A busy weekend for college graduations, with more than half a dozen schools holding commencement ceremonies.

A historic covered bridge in Stark is getting ready to reopen.

Rochester journalist James Foley was honored posthumously at Plymouth State University over the weekend.

Summer's almost here and New Hampshire motorcylcists are asking for drivers to be courteous-and aware-on the roads.

The first Gate City Marathon in Nashua has been ruled a success.

New Hampshire's Catholic Bishop is appealing for donations to benefit victims of the earthquakes in Nepal.

The annual New Horizons Walk Against Hunger in Manchester set a new record for number of teams participating.

Events that we're following from the NH1 Media Center today

U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte will visit Catholic Medical Center in Manchester today to meet with hospital administrators, first responders, and city officials about issues the hospital is facing in connection with the ongoing heroin crisis.

A hearing is scheduled for this afternoon for Genevieve Kelley. Kelley and her husband Scott are facing charges after disappearing with Kelley's child from another marriage during a 2005 custody dispute with the biological father, only resurfacing last year.

29-year-old Walton Valentin will be in court this morning. He was arrested in the Bronx over the weekend after being accused of kidnapping and attempted murder for assaulting a woman in Salem Saturday evening.

27 year-old Kevin Lynch will be sentenced today for attempting to suffocate a 3 year-old girl in Exeter.

Jury selection is getting underway today for Mark Richardson, the former Seabrook Police officer accused of assaulting a suspect at the police station in an incident caught on video.

Jury selection gets underway today for Ronald Libby, accused of sexually assaulting a child his wife was babysitting in a case that dates back to 2012.

There's a public hearing tonight in Weare for public feedback over a proposal to make interim police chief Sean Kelly the permanent chief.

U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte will visit Catholic Medical Center in Manchester today to meet with hospital administrators, first responders, and city officials about issues the hospital is facing in connection with the ongoing heroin crisis.

The state prison annual spring plant sale is underway at the State Department of corrections-flowers and plants are available for sale from 8am to 4pm each day until Wednesday

Top News from around New Hampshire

Congressman Frank Guinta apologized to supporters in an online posting Sunday night in the wake of the FEC finding him in violation of campaign finance rules. Documents he made public over the weekend don't appear to support his claim that money he withdrew from an account that was in his parents' name belonged to him. The Union-Leader is calling for Guinta to step down.

A man drowned Sunday while swimming in a river in Manchester-while his pregnant wife watched.

Republicans plan to file a complaint today over a hoax email claiming their candidate in a special election to the House of Representatives was dropping out.

Lebanon lifted its boil-water order Saturday after another round of testing.

On the 3-year anniversary of a major fire at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, the man convicted of starting that fire says he's innocent.

Some Portsmouth residents say while a new parking garage downtown is fine, it needs to be built in conjunction with a plan for resident-only parking spaces.


The State Supreme Court has unanimously struck down New Hampshire's voter residency law.

Vermont Senator and Democratic Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is proposing legislation to make college free for everybody.

There's another mayoral candidate in Nashua-this one an at-large alderman.

A public forum is scheduled this week to discuss potential locations for a performing arts center in the Gate City.

Now Swanzey is considering hosting a pumpkin festival.

A big vote in Derry Tuesday, as proposed budget cuts could mean the closing of one of the town's fire stations.

The price of Concord's trash bags could be going up if the city's proposed budget is approved.

Don't look for George Stephanopoulos to moderate a presidential debate in New Hampshire this primary season.


More than two dozen acres were burned during a brush fire near the White Mountain National Forest Sunday afternoon.

A Nashua man remains hospitalized after a serious accident on the Everett Turnpike Friday evening.

A fire damaged a home in Keene Sunday afternoon, but there were no injuries.

Fire officials in Dover say a 2-alarm fire at a home on Cocheco Road could have been much worse.

The former police chief in Rindge is being remembered after a deadly crash on Route 124 Friday evening.

One woman was hurt in a single-vehicle crash on Farmington Road in Rochester Saturday.

Conservation officers helped carry out a pair of hiker rescues over the weekend.


Union officials say they plan to meet with Fairpoint officials to discuss the planned job cuts of more than 260 employees in northern New England.

Amherst is awaiting word on a request for an alternate route for the proposed Kinder-Morgan natural gas pipeline.

A Superior Court judge has denied a request by Sea-3 in Newington to dismiss the city of Portsmouth’s appeal of the Newington Planning Board’s decision to approve the expansion of their propane facility.

OSHA says they were busier than usual this winter fining several New Hampshire businesses over hazards related to winter snow removal.

The rush is on to build new dorms for colleges around the state ahead of the fall semester.

Summer travel season has apparently arrived early at the gas pump, with prices shooting up more than 20 cents in the last several weeks.

The future for the site of a former Market Basket in Nashua's Somerset Plaza remains a mystery.

There's now a longer runway at Skyhaven Airport in Rochester.

There's a new head of the Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce.

Other News

Mitt Romney spoke to graduates at St. Anselm's commencement ceremonies on Sunday. The University of New Hampshire, The University of New Hampshire School of Law, and New England College also held its graduation this weekend.

There's a lice problem in Nashua's schools.

The early numbers on the 2015 mortality rate for moose are not promising.

A church in Newmarket is hoping to raise money for a new steeple.

National and World News

9 people are dead after a shootout between rival biker gangs in Waco, Texas.

1 person is dead and 21 more are hurt after a plane carrying Marines crashed during a training exercise in Hawaii.

The President is banning some forms of military style equipment that has been provided to police.

Amtrak is back up and running again along the stretch of track closed after last week's deadly train derailment.

Taylor Swift racked up the hardware last night at the Billboard Music Awards.

The critically acclaimed series "Mad Men" wrapped up its 7-season run tonight.


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