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All Things New Hampshire: Thursday, July 16, 2015


A proposed natural gas pipeline in southern New Hampshire has been met with opposition from many who live in its path-some who say they could be in harm's way. NH1 News Investigates "The Incineration Zone".

Manchester residents are talking after yet another shooting in the Queen City, the 4th in the last 5 weeks.

Police in Belmont are looking for a man wanted on domestic violence charges they say has access to weapons and should not be approached.

The controversial inheritance case of former Portsmouth Sergeant Aaron Goodwin continues to make waves. The man who blew the whistle on Goodwin's relationship with the elderly woman some say he manipulated into leaving him millions of dollars is now filing a lawsuit, and a Police Commissioner who's been outspoken about the case is now the target of what she calls a smear campaign.

Investigators in Massachusetts are stepping up efforts to identify "Baby Doe", the unidentified young girl found on a beach on Deer Island last month.

A SWAT team was called to a home in Damon Avenue in Nashua Wednesday afternoon-take a look at photos from the scene.

South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham was in New Hampshire Wednesday, continuing his bid for the Republican presidential nomination and saying that national polls are no substitute for the New Hampshire voter.

A video that's gone viral purporting to show a Planned Parenthood official talking about selling body parts after abortions has drawn outrage from several presidential campaigns.

Ending speculation that she'd run for Senate in 2016, Second District Congresswoman Anne Kuster announced Wednesday she'll seek re-election.

The ACLU is officially filing a lawsuit on behalf of a man arrested after criticizing members of Alton's Board of Selectmen during a public meeting in February (those charges were later dropped.)

A man will spend 13 years in prison on charges he stole and sold personal data-all from his home in Vietnam.

Health Centers in New Hampshire are working to improve services for veterans.

Fish and Game officials held a hearing Wednesday on their plan to raise hunting and fishing license fees.

A search is underway for two people from Swanzey believed to be involved in drug-dealing activities.

Wolfeboro Police have charged 2 more people with possession of the potent form of marijuana known as "wax".

Police in Nashua have charged a woman involved in what they're calling a knife fight.

Police in Portsmouth are looking for a suspect in connection with a brawl outside Gilley's that was caught on camera.

Police in Dover are trying to find out who took some construction equipment for a joyride-and then set it on fire.

Manchester Police are looking for a burglar caught on security cameras stealing scooters from a garage on Greene Street.

A rescue team was able to locate a hiker from New York who injured his leg while hiking a portion of the Appalachian Trail in NH.

A barber shop in Nashua is back open for business one month after a fire that heavily damaged the building it's housed in.

Pickleball is keeping some elderly Seacoast residents active and on the move.

Today's NH1 Top 5: The best pizza places in Manchester.

Stories we're following from the NH1 Media Center

It is a busy day on the Presidential campaign trail. It starts this morning with Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, who visits Joey's Diner in Amherst this morning around 10:45am and then stops in at Seacoast Harley-Davidson in North Hampton around 3:30 this afternoon.

Hillary Clinton is back in New Hampshire today. She holds a town hall in Dover at 2pm and then attends an organizing event in Windham at 6:45pm.

Chris Christie holds a town hall meeting at the Franklin VFW this evening.

Donald Trump is also in the Granite State. He'll be at the Weirs Community Center in Laconia at 6:30pm.A parole hearing takes places this morning for Antoine Bell-Rogers. He's the accomplice of Michael Addison, who currently sits on death row for the shooting of Police Officer Michael Briggs.

Derry's Town Council meets tonight to take action on 8 petitions submitted by residents opposed to budget cuts enacted by the Council several weeks ago. The cuts led to the closure of one neighborhood fire station in the town.

NASCAR's FanFest kicks off race weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway this evening.

Red Sox catcher Blake Swihart is expected to play in Manchester tonight on a rehab assignment as the Fisher Cats face the Sea Dogs.

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Former President George H.W. Bush (Bush 41) is recovering after breaking a bone in his neck during a fall at his home in Kennebunkport, Maine.

A memorial bench dedicated to a local mother and her daughter was ripped from its place and thrown over the North Beach seawall in Hampton.

The Portsmouth police officer who spoke out about the activities of former Police Sergeant Aaron Goodwin, then was disciplined for speaking to a local newspaper, now says police won't give him a copy of their interview with him about the incident. John O'Connor is filing a lawsuit against the city, the chief, and two police commissioners. Meanwhile, a private investigator has been hired to look into the anonymously made claims made about a 20 year-old incident involving a current Portsmouth Police Commissioner.

State officials are preparing for the closure of the Lakeview Neurorehabilitation Center, the subject of a scathing report from the state on its treatment of patients.

The former administrative assistant who claimed she was assaulted by former Weare police chief John Velleca in fall 2013 is now suing the town.

The state wants to re-open testing for those exposed to contaminated water at Pease.

While the dogs and cats seized from a kennel in Ossipee are now getting care at other animal shelters, they remain in legal limbo.

Months after heavy winter snow on the roof of the Sanborn Middle School forced students to relocate elsewhere, repairs are slated to begin.

Air Force officials say the Pease Air National Guard Base’s 157th Air Refueling Wing remains on schedule to receive new KC-46A Pegasus air refueling tankers by December of 2017.


Two more Republican presidential candidates have agreed to appear at next month's "Voter's First" Forum presented by the Manchester Union-Leader, days ahead of a Fox News debate that will limit which candidates appear.

Ohio Governor John Kasich, preparing to announce a bid for the White House next week, is announcing a series of town hall meetings in New Hampshire next week.

Supporters of former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley say the Democratic Presidential candidate has raised $2 million dollars since launching his campaign.

Governor Hassan is re-establishing a task force on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education to help implement recommendations from an earlier task force.

Delays in the budget have held up the firing of 11 military cultural liasions that would work with community mental health centers to aid the veteran population.

Officials in Boscawen are moving forward with plans to put up signs at a spot on the Merrimack River that's been the site of several drownings.

Library workers in Nashua are getting a raise, but it's coming with a cost: the library may close on some Sundays to offset the raises.

On the heels of a similar project in nearby Manchester, Derry may soon replace its streetlights with LED bulbs.

At least one Exeter official thinks that the town should buy the historic Ioka theater.


A Laconia woman convicted of hitting two middle school girls on a sidewalk in 2013, killing one and seriously injuring the other, won't have her sentence suspended just yet.

One of three brothers charged with threatening to kill a Portsmouth woman held against her will inside a car may decide to plead guilty instead of going to trial.

A Stratham man accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from aging New Hampshire residents via a Ponzi scheme is pleading guilty.

A Portsmouth man accused of strangling his neighbor's dog after barking too loudly was convicted this week for animal cruelty for neglecting his cat.

The final two men charged with rioting in connection with a brawl outside Spaulding High School last year have pleaded guilty and were sentenced last week.

A Portsmouth man who pleaded guilty to hitting a Lee man with a glass at a party in 2014 has received a suspended sentence.


A crash closed Route 175 in Woodstock this morning.

Police in Merrimack have charged an 83 year-old man with flashing a person walking in his neighborhood.

Police in Hampton are cracking down on over-serving at local bars.

The Litchfield man severely injured in a motorcycle accident in Hudson Tuesday remains in the hospital.

Residents of a Pelham neighborhood are applauding the police response to Tuesday's incident involving a teen with a gun.

At least one NH vehicle was damaged by debris falling from an overpass in Somerville, Massachusetts.


The company behind the plan to renovate and expand the Balsams resort says it will make a formal application to the Coos County Planning Board later this month.

Kinder-Morgan, the company looking to build a natural gas pipeline in southern New Hampshire, is donating $300,000 to aid in the completion of a rail trail in Londonderry.

A major energy company has quietly exited the electricity market here in New Hampshire.

Irving will no longer ship crude oil by rail through Maine and New Hampshire.

An official at Market Basket says one year after a power struggle between rival family members over ownership of Market Basket, the company is thriving.

The owner of the popular Murphy's Taproom in Manchester says he's bringing a similar Irish pub to Bedford.


A woman from Exeter will serve as a reporter for ESPN's coverage of the Special Olympics.

Other News

Foot traffic on a local beach is being blamed for the crushing death of a piper ploving chick.

A traffic shift is scheduled next Monday at the Lee traffic circle as the next phase of construction gets underway there.

A rally calling for reform to the health care system for veterans is coming to the state fairgrounds in Contoocook this weekend.

Nashua's farmers market is growing, and could double in size by the end of this month.

National and World

Greece is trying to get relief from lenders after its government passed harsh austerity measures Wednesday.

A Congressional panel plans to investigate a controversial video involving a Planned Parenthood official.

The Senate has cleared the way for a rewrite of the "No Child Left Behind" bill.

Images of Pluto sent back from a satellite are thrilling scientists here on Earth.

President Obama has now weighed in on the Bill Cosby controversy.

The TLC show "19 Kids and Counting", featuring the Duggar family, including their son who's accused of abusing other family members, has been cancelled


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