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All Things New Hampshire: Thursday, August 6, 2015

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3 families of injured victims plan to file suit against the circus company involved in Monday night's deadly tent collapse in Lancaster during a severe thunderstorm. Meteorologist Joe Joyce has tips on how you can stay safe if you're caught in a storm.

The release of body-camera video from police officers involved in the shooting of a man in Bath last month has been delayed.

Wal-Mart is apologizing after an employee at its store in Somersworth refused to print photos of a woman breastfeeding.

A potential 2016 Republican candidate for Governor played a role in Wednesday's Executive Council rejection of a contract with Planned Parenthood.

We're learning more about the relationship between the police chief in Canterbury and a then-teenage girl who's accusing him of sexual assault in an incident dating back 15 years while he was a police officer in Boscawen.

There's controversy in Manchester where the mayor has rejected a new teacher's contract approved by school officials and the Board of Alderman.

The New Hampshire Supreme Court has upheld its decision to reject a lawsuit by 4 officers injured in the 2012 shootout with a man that led to the death of Greenland Police Chief Michael Maloney.

A woman injured in a -hit-and-run crash in York, Maine, has died at Portsmouth hospital, and the driver is now facing drunk-driving charges.

Police in Manchester are investigating a Tuesday night bank robbery.

A head-on crash in Hollis sent 1 person to the hospital Wednesday.

A sleepy driver may have been the cause of a car smashing into a tree Tuesday night in Portsmouth.

Manchester Police say a trip to the hospital turned into an arrest for one man who was found with heroin in his backpack.

A traffic stop in Manchester led to charges after police say they found 15 marijuana baggies in a backpack.

Democratic Senator Jeanne Shaheen is teaming up with Republican Senator from Utah Orrin Hatch to sponsor legislation intended to hold colleges more accountable when it comes to college debt.

A big welcome home for Hayden Meattey, the Special Olympics World Games Athlete from Goffstown who won a gold medal during last week's event in Los Angeles.

Events we're following from the NH1 Media Center

Tonight a 9pm 10 Republican Presidential candidates will take the stage in Cleveland for a Fox News debate. The remaining candidates are taking part in a forum being held at 5pm this afternoon. NH1 Political Director Paul Steinhauser will be reporting for us live from Cleveland tonight.

A hearing is scheduled for 1:30 this afternoon in Merrimack County Superior Court to discuss whether the body-camera video from police involved in the shooting death of a man in Bath last month should be released.

A fundraiser to benefit a scholarship fund in memory of fallen Brentwood Police Officer Stephen Arkell will be held this evening at O'Neill Cinemas in Epping.

A community forum is being held in New Durham tonight to discuss the recent dismissal of the town's Police Chief, which some in town say was orchestrated by a selectman with a personal beef.

A big day if you drive on Interstate 93. A third northbound lane opens today between Salem and Windham.

A memorial event is being held at the Concord campus of New England College to mark the 70th anniversary of the bombing at Hiroshima, which led to the end of World War II.

Newington-based Planet Fitness is expected to make its IPO today.

The multi-day Christian music festival Soulfest gets underway today at Gunstock Mountain.

Top News

The state fire marshal says the crowd under the circus tent that collapsed in Lancaster, killing 2 and injuring dozens, was originally told they needed to stay in their seats.

Governor Hassan has said no to Mayor Ted Gatsas' request to declare a public health emergency over the ongoing heroin epidemic in Manchester and around the state.

In the wake of the recent shootings at military centers in Tennessee, enhanced security measures will be in place for an upcoming Operation Care for Troops event at the Nashua Armory.

A new law intended to make Narcan easier to get in the hands of police and other law enforcement personnel is helping in the fight against heroin overdoses, but it's still proving a challenge to get the medication in the hands of those who need it.

A Dublin man facing charges in connection to a home invasion in Greenland Monday is facing new charges related to another break-in Sunday in his hometown.

Police in Farmington are looking for a 17 year-old they believe to be a runaway.


Allies of Kentucky Senator and 2016 GOP Presidential candidate Rand Paul are facing charges they covered up payments made to a Kentucky State Senator in order to get him to endorse Paul's father Ron during the 2012 Presidential campaign.

The Governor's Executive Council approved a contract extension for managed care organizations that administer the state's Medicare program.

Nashua's Mayor, leaving office at the end of her current term, isn't sure if she'll endorse a candidate to replace her this fall.

It's a bit anti-climatic after the sometimes-contentious debate last spring, but Hooksett has chosen Pinkerton Academy in Derry as its "high school of record"-and not a school in Manchester, with which the town's had a longstanding tuition agreement.

Somersworth's Mayor will seek a second term.

Parking revenue is up 10 percent in Dover this year.


A Massachusetts man was sentenced Wednesday for the selling of the synthetic drug known as "Spice" at a store in North Andover.

A nationwide investment firm accused of selling high-risk real estate investments to elderly investors in New Hampshire has lost a bid to move their case to federal court.

The re-trial of a former Lee man shot by police in what they described as a "suicide by cop" attempt is set for later this month.

A woman described as a serial identity thief, accused of swindling $44,000 from her nanny, has been ordered to resume $50-a-month restitution payments-which means it will take her 73 years to pay off her debts.

The trial of a Dover man accused of attempted murder got underway Wednesday.

A Nashua man accused of a string of domestic violence charges in an assault on his girlfriend appeared in court Tuesday.


Fish and Game officials say a teen from Massachusetts was seriously hurt in a fall on Mount Monadnock Wednesday.

Another scam warning-this one from Merrimack County Sheriffs, who say don't be fooled if you get a call from someone saying they're a deputy sheriff and ordering you to pay fines over the phone.

Police in Salem say they arrested 4 people from New York who tried to pass counterfeit $100 bills at stores around town.

A radar speed sign was vandalized in Somersworth.

Police in New Hampton are looking for a man they say ran off after a traffic stop Sunday night.


You can now book an appointment at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center online.

Nashua's hospitals scored well in a new report looking at the rate of patient infections.

A new Thirsty Moose taphouse is coming to Manchester this fall.

Dover's City Council heard more about the proposed "Silver Square" project at the site of the former McIntosh College culinary school.

Other News

There's no power in a Concord parking garage after a lightning strike Tuesday afternoon.

A computer glitch Wednesday led Eliot Hospital employees to work "old school" for a while and fill out paper forms.

They're gearing up in Concord for next week's activities marking the city's 250th anniversary.

A Sanbornton man who lost part of his leg in a car accident is the inspiration for a new children's book.

World and National News

A man with a history of mental illness was shot in killed after pepper-spraying people at a theater in Tennesse and attacking one person with a hatchet.

Malaysian officials are confirming recent debris found on an island in the Indian Ocean is that of MH370, though other nations' investigators have yet to verify the confirmation. This morning we learned that more debris possibly linked to the plane has been found.

The Washington Post reports that the FBI is looking into the security of the private email account Hillary Clinton used while Secretary of State.

On top of its ongoing economic crisis, Puerto Rico's also dealing with a prolonged drought.


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