Jul 23, 2015 5:22 AM

All Things New Hampshire: Thursday, July 23, 2015


A fire has destroyed a home in Farmington where 400 pot plants and a meth lab were discovered just 2 weeks ago.

A new NH1 News poll suggests that Donald Trump's act is playing well here in New Hampshire, where 62 percent of likely voters don't think he is electable.

Lindsey Graham is having a little fun after Donald Trump gave out his cellphone number during a campaign speech this week.

A Londonderry man says a woman in a truck intentionally rammed him in an apparent road rage hit-and-run incident on Interstate 93.

Governor Maggie Hassan is proposing a new New Hampshire state budget plan that cuts business taxes, but also raises cigarette taxes and motor vehicle fees.

It sounds simple enough...get your car wrapped and make it a moving billboard, and earn some easy cash. But as one man found out, this deal was too good to be true.

The Governor and the state's new drug czar are defending the state's commitment to fighting its heroin epidemic.

Rye police are concerned about the number of hypodermic needles turning up on town beaches.

A Derry man with ties to the town's fire department has admitted to being behind the posting of flyers outing a town council member for his conviction on sex assault charges.

A grand jury has indicted a man with selling the drugs that led to the death of a woman from Portsmouth.

Police in Manchester are holding a heroin forum on Tuesday.

A missing woman in Londonderry was found safe on her own property Wednesday morning.

6 months after a snow-related roof collapse damaged condos in Hooksett, some tenants still aren't back in their homes.

The Attorney General's office has yet to release the names of the two Haverhill police officers on leave after the shooting death of a man in Bath last month.

A Hampton man has pleaded guilty to smuggling guns to Thailand.

Police in Dover have charged a postman with entering a woman's home...and putting on her high-heeled boots.

Exeter Police have identified a woman struck and killed by a garbage truck while riding her bicycle Wednesday.

A man charged in connection with recent shootings on South Street in Manchester is facing new charges after violating a curfew imposed after his initial arrest.

State Police have filed charges against a woman they say fell asleep at the wheel, leading to an accident that tied up traffic on Interstate 93 yesterday morning.

The State Police Marine Patrol has identified a man who drowned in a pond in Albany after his canoe overturned.

A Portsmouth Police officer is being credited with rescuing a painter who fell three stories.

New Hampshire's Congressional delegation wants a longer comment period for the proposed Northern Pass transmission line project.

Plans to build a fountain in front of the State House in Concord are on hold after an application for a tax credit was denied.

A job fair is being held in Salem on Tuesday.

A woman in Charleston is using her car windows in the search for a new kidney.

News Director Robb Atkinson can't get enough of listening to Bernie Sanders' foray into folk music. Yes, you can Feel The Bern's musical power by listening to this cut from his 80's folk album.

An Epping 6 year-old will compete in a national motorcross race in Tennesee.

Events we're following from the NH1 Media Center

Former Florida Governor and GOP Presidential candidate Jeb Bush is attending a town hall meeting in Gorham today.

Another GOP hopeful, Ohio Governor John Kasich, attends town hall meetings at The Pinckney Boat House at Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro and The Gibson Center in North Conway. He's also expected to meet with 2012 GOP Presidential nominee Mitt Romney.

John Wentworth, arrested after weeks on the run following a pair of burglaries in Stratham, appears in court in Rockingham County this morning.

30 families still displaced from their homes in a Hooksett condo complex meet with the property company that manages the facility tonight.

Top News

A third man has now been arrested in connection with a violent break-in and assault in Manchester of a woman who says she was beaten and raped over the course of several days.

Former House Speaker Bill O'Brien, who was narrowly defeated in a bid to return to power this past winter, says he won't seek re-election next year.

The chairman of the Adult Parole Board admits that if a parolee tests positive for drugs, they won't automatically be returned to prison, arguing that incarceration won't help the parolee beat their addiction.

A 3-time sex offender could get out of prison because of the discovery of a potential ethics violation on the part of the Rockingham County Attorney's office.

Fiscal policy was a hot topic during a forum attended by GOP Presidential candidate Jeb Bush Wednesday in Manchester.

There's a big trash-dumping problem at conservation land in Dunbarton.

A hazmat team was called to a business in Laconia to deal with an ammonia leak.


Donald Trump as a third-party candidate?

Wisconsin Governor and GOP Presidential candidate Scott Walker is paying a visit to Rochester this weekend.

Vermont Senator and Democratic Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders wants Hillary Clinton to join him in supporting a $15 an hour minimum wage.

The Governor's Executive Council has shot down a proposed solar project that would generate electricity for Manchester city government.

A former attorney for the NH House of Representatives has surrendered his law license after a former client complained of unwanted advances, including suggestive text messages.

State Health and Human Services officials want to adjust the state’s contract with the two managed care companies administering the state’s Medicaid program.

Dover's City Council has scheduled a public hearing on the proposed borrowing plan that would help build a new high school.

Derry has named an interim town administrator.

One of the founders of Ben & Jerry's ice cream is scheduled to attend a rally is scheduled this weekend in Portsmouth in support of the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power plan.


Media in Australia has identified another victim killed in last week's motorcycle accident in Brookline.

A bridge will be named in memory of fallen Brentwood Police officer Stephen Arkell.

Police in Dover are investigating another possible drug overdose death.

The Portsmouth Police Commission has reversed its votes on hiring a public relations consultant and an architectural firm.

A New Hampshire man suffered minor injuries in a motorcycle crash in Berwick, Maine yesterday.


A Portsmouth man has been indicted, accused of going online to arrange meetings with women he later raped and assaulted.

A probable cause hearing has been scheduled for one of two people arrested during a drug raid at a home in Derry last week.


Kinder-Morgan plans to hold additonal public meetings for its natural gas pipeline proposal.

A shadow has been cast over the future of solar-powered projects after the news that the state's renewable energy fund has raised far less money than originally expected.

Residents and town officials in Durham toured a proposed path for a transmission line project this week.

Southern New Hampshire Medical Center has launched a pair of programs intended to help in the fight against drug addiciton.

A burst pipe has closed a well-known BBQ restaurant in downtown Portsmouth, and fans are rallying to help the owners pay the bills.

A proposed doggy dare care facility in Portsmouth has gotten the variance it needs to move forward.

Other News

The tall ships have arrived in Portsmouth.

After receiving complaints from neighbors about noise from the Prescott Park Arts festival, a sound engineer hired by the city will test sound levels at this weekend's event.

A big milestone reached in the ongoing Broad Street Parkway project in Nashua.

The future of the last working farm in Warren is uncertain.

A heads up-auto vehicle renewals for Nashua residents will be mailed late this month.

National and World News

Lawmakers in Greece have approved a set of reforms that clears the way for the next phase of their bailout talks.

A California police officer is dead after getting shot during a traffic stop.

Space Jam 2 is closer to reality after LeBron James signed a deal with Warner Brothers Wednesday.


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