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All Things New Hampshire: Monday, October 5, 2015


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Governor Maggie Hassan has formally announced her run for US Senate.

A Pelham man is facing charges after police say they found him in his apartment naked, armed to the teeth, claiming someone was trying to break in to his home through his closest.

Just days after a deadly shooting at a community college in Oregon, local, state, and federal officials held an active shooter drill at Goffstown High School.

Police are still searching for a Manchester woman who's been missing for 2 weeks.

A Laconia man is facing charges he raped a 18 year-old woman at his home.

$4,000 worth of drugs were seized and 3 people were arrested after a raid on an apartment in Manchester Friday.

The state fire marshal's office is investigating a home fire in Madbury.

An overloaded extension cord is being blamed for a fire at an apartment building in Manchester Saturday night.

A lost hunter was found by Fish and Game officers before nightfall on Saturday after getting separated from his group.

Police in North Hampton are in mourning after a veteran officer died over the weekend of an apparent heart attack.

The town of Salem and a former police officer are the subject of a lawsuit filed by a Maine man who was assaulted after he was pulled over following a high-speed chase.

State officials are searching for an inmate who walked away from a transitional housing center in Concord Friday night.

A man was charged with drunken driving in Gilsum after his car struck a home at the corner of Main Street and Banks Road Friday night.

A camper being towed by an SUV crashed into a Jersey barrier where it rolled over on Route 101 Friday afternoon, closing the eastbound side for about an hour.

Hampton State Representative Reny Cushing says a statewide audit of untested rape kits is needed because no one seems to know how many there are.

Democratic Presidential candidate Martin O'Malley is releasing details of a national plan to reduce substance abuse deaths by 25%.

Nashua firefighters turned out over the weekend to pay tribute to a forgotten member of their force who died fighting a brush fire 75 years ago. Firefighters in that city also celebrated the opening of a new training center on Saturday.

UNH students and alumni celebrated during homecoming weekend.

"Agrotourism" is a growing trend in New Hampshire, and lawmakers will soon debate the rights of farmers vs. the rights of their neighbors.

Bruins Hall-of-Famer Ray Borque helped drop the puck Sunday for a special NHL-themed New Hampshire lottery ticket.

A UNH scientist has developed a new brand of cherry tomato.

Events we're following from the NH1 Media Center

Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is holding a town hall meeting this morning in Manchester, where she's expected to discuss a proposal to tackle the issue of gun violence in the United States.

Also in the Granite State today: Democrats Martin O'Malley and Lincoln Chaffee, who both will attend the Strafford County Democrats' fall dinner in Rochester tonight.

Carly Fiorina is speaking at the Manchester Rotary on Dow Street this morning.

Republican George Pataki has several stops today, with stops in Lebanon and Dartmouth College.

The trial of Tristan Wolusky continues today.

Mark Richardson is expected to take a plea deal today. The former Seabrook Police officer was to go on trial for second time on charges he assaulted a suspect at the police station several years ago in an incident caught on camera.

The trial of Gary Bergeron is scheduled to begin today. Bergeron's the owner of the bouncy house that went airborne with 2 children inside last fall and is accused of negligence.

The New Hampshire Energy Summit is being held today in Concord.

Somersworth's City Council may take up a proposed panhandling ordinance Monday night. A panel studying the issue has recommended against its passage.

Portsmouth's City Council is expected to take up a "separation agreement" with embattled police chief Stephen DuBois tonight.

A forum is being held in Wakefield tonight after the discovery of needles on an elementary school playground.

Top News

A new online reporting system at Southern New Hampshire University is designed to help identify troubled people who might be considering engaging in mass shooting violence.

Some Manchester residents aren't happy with what they consider an abrupt change to the start times for school, a side effect of the newly negotiated teachers' contract.

Rochester has had a panhandling ordinance in effect for the last month and so far, no arrests.


Donald Trump says if he drops in the polls and can't see a path to victory, he'll drop out of the race for the Republican Presidential nomination.

Republican Presidential candidate Carly Fiorina attended a house party over the weekend to answer questions from voters.

Another GOP hopeful, Texas Senator Ted Cruz, rallied the faithful during a speech at Funspot in Laconia over the weekend.

Former New York Governor George Pataki soldiers on in his Republican Presidential campaign, focusing his efforts on New Hampshire.

Second District Congresswoman Annie Kuster is holding a "rail summit" in Nashua this month to discuss what needs to happen in order to bring rail service to the Granite State.

Loud parties and gun ranges are apparently a big enough noise issue in Weare to warrant town officials to consider a noise ordinance.

Voters in Franklin pick their Mayor Tuesday.

The Mayor of Nashua is holding a summit meeting next week to discuss the growing drug crisis.


Keene city officials were in court Friday continuing their quest to establish a buffer zone between parking attendants and "Robin Hooders" who they say are harassing the workers.

A woman who says the state refused to accommodate her request to breast-feed her child while at work has lost a federal suit against the Department of Health and Human Services.

A man prosecutors called a "career criminal" was found guilty on all charges in a Nashua courtroom Friday.


Police in Manchester are looking for a hit-and-run driver who slammed into a now-closed Dunkin' Donuts.

An Atkinson man is facing a number of drug charges after Salem police say he ingested heroin outside the Mall at Rockingham Park, then drove his vehicle into a parked car, over a tree and into a fire hydrant.

A Police Commissioner in Portsmouth says Manchester's former chief is the best option to lead the troubled department on an interim basis.

Things you don't see in Manchester every day: A moose on the loose in the city streets.

A New Durham man is facing drug charges after another motorist reported him driving erratically.

A Dover woman is facing charges she stole a police officer's sunglasses.

After a string of recent fires, Franklin officials and local businesses are now promoting a "see something, say something" message.

We may learn today the identify of the victim in last week's fiery crash on Interstate 89.


A judge has once again rejected a plan to pay millions of dollars of bonuses to executives at GT Advanced Technologies, which filed for bankruptcy protection last year after a deal tp provide glass for Apple iPhones fell through.

Other News

Hampton Beach officials hope to add a reconstruction of Ocean Boulevard to the state's 10-year transportation plan.

Laconia city officials hope to restore Weirs Beach in the next year and undo years of erosion.

The family of a heroin overdose victim has formed a nonprofit to help families offset the costs associated with burying their loved one who may have been the victim of drugs.

Dartmoth College's recently appointed Native American Studies director-accused by others of "cultural appropriation" and exaggerating her cultural heritage, has stepped down from her post but remains at the school.

Supporters of Uber drivers in Portsmouth gathered Sunday to protest the city's new ride-sharing ordinance.

A Portsmouth-based artist has run afoul of officials in Kittery over a mural she's painted on a building owned by her husband.

A Bow native has won a national physics award for his work searching for nuclear explosions (in space).


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