Jul 30, 2015 1:41 PM

All Things New Hampshire: Thursday, July 30, 2015


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Patriots owner Robert Kraft spoke out forcefully in support of quarterback Tom Brady Wednesday, after the NFL Commissioner upheld Brady's 4-game deflategate suspension. Brady released a full statement Wednesday morning reiterating his innocence. Police in Maine are reportedly monitoring a summer home owned by Commissioner Roger Goodell, in case some disgruntled Patriots fans try to take their frustrations out in less-than-constructive ways.

Despite reluctance from some Republicans, Governor Hassan's Drug Czar post has received funding for another 6 months from a legislative panel.

Lots of controversy generated after a conservative website shed light on a "Bias-free language guide" produced by UNH students and staff-according to the guide, using the word "American" could be "problematic". Here's a full list of the "problem" words.

Opponents of the proposed Kinder-Morgan natural gas pipeline turned out in large numbers to last night's public hearing held by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in Nashua.

The hot weather has brought the crowds to Hampton Beach, and lifeguards have been kept busy, making 24 rescues over the course of 2 days. Eversource says it's ready for the increased power demand.

A 3-alarm fire in Laconia Wednesday afternoon saw firefighters battling flames in 90-degree heat.

The body of a woman was found in a pond in Lyman Tuesday and State Police believe it's a drowning case.

A Tuesday night stabbing is under investigation in Manchester.

A scary attack is also under investigation by police in the Queen City after a woman reported being dragged into the woods and being sexually assaulted.

Keene police say they've charged Huckleberry Finn (that's not a typo, that is actually his name) with sexually assaulting a woman in her home.

Police in Keene have charged a man with stealing a woman's purse at gunpoint.

An arrest has been made in a sucker-punch case caught on video outside a restaurant in Portsmouth

Applicants are being sought for a New Hampshire homelessness leadership program.

A 6 month old has received the first lifetime NH hunting and fishing license.

Check out this highlight-reel catch during the 9-10 year old NH Little League championship game.

Adam Sandler and Seth Meyers, both New Hampshire natives, had some fun reminiscing about Hampton Beach during a recent Sandler appearance on Meyers' "Late Night" show. Sandler also recently treated some New Hampshire kids to a special screening of his new movie "Pixels".

On National Chicken Wing day, we took a look at the best wing places around New Hampshire.

Events we're following from the NH1 Media Center today

The group Open Democracy is holding a news conference in Concord to discuss a study that shows a lack of voter and civic engagement in New Hampshire.

Ben Cohen, one of the founders of Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream, will be at the South Church tonight to support the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan at 5:30pm before a 6pm march to market square.

Top News from around New Hampshire

New charges for Nathaniel Kibby, accused in the kidnapping, confining, and assault of a Conway teen for 9 months between 2013 and 2014. Now he's accused of threatening the lead prosecutor in his case.

After the Derry Town Council once again refused to act on petitions signed by residents looking to reverse town budget cuts, some residents are considering legal action.

Firefigthers who were exposed to contaminated water at the Pease International Tradeport are now filing workers' compensation claims with the city of Portsmouth.

A sinkhole caused some headaches for drivers in Manchester's west end Wednesday, including 20 buses.

A study suggests that New Hampshire's "Democracy Index"-which measures the state's voting patterns, engagement, and representation-is lagging behind.


Donald Trump says he doesn't plan to attend Monday's Voters First Forum-which will be broadcast live on WBIN-TV-because he thinks the Union-Leader won't endorse him for the GOP nomination for President.

Fellow GOP candidate and Republican Presidential candidate Chris Christie is dismissing poll numbers showing him well back of Trump in the NH primary race.

Independent Senator Bernie Sanders brings his Democratic Presidential campaign to Exeter this Saturday.

A union leader at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard was in Washington DC Wednesday testifying before a Senate subcommittee at the invitation of Senator Kelly Ayotte.

Nashua school board members are questioning an evaluation policy for teachers that allows them to remain the classroom for a grace period even though they're considered ineffective-and they're concerned about the impact that might have on students.

State Democrats are considering whether to remove the names of two former presidents from an annual dinner event.


A man suspected in the hacking deaths of his mother and brother in 2013 has been found unfit to stand trial, though the state will have a year to rehabilitate him.

A former Henniker man was sentenced to 16 years in prison for sexual assaults he was convicted of carrying out in the 1990's...even though he likely can't remember any of what happened due a longtime drinking problem.

A verdict in the trial of Peggy Starr-the Barrington woman accused of intentionally starving a young boy in her care-is expected at the end of August.

A state psychologist has cleared a Hollis woman to stand trial on charges she swindled her elderly mother out of $200,000.

A Dover man has scored a victory in the process to get him removed from the state's sex offender registry.

A Navy veteran who initiated a standoff with police in South Hampton apologized to one of the officers involved during his sentencing Wednesday.

A Massachusetts man has pleaded guilty to attacking a UNH housing staffer with a champagne bottle.


A former mental health counselor in Concord has been accused of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old boy who was his client.

Police in Manchester are looking for a man who they say pulled a knife on a clerk at a Dunkin' Donuts.

A Manchester man is under arrest in connection with a weekend bank robbery in Bedford.

Police in Bow are asking for your help in an ongoing burglary investigation.


Dover's planning board has signed off on construction of a new industrial building off Mast Road for packaging firm Rand Whitney.

The old Jerry Lewis movie theater in Portsmouth may soon be getting a new life as a restaurant.

Other News

A new UNH study suggests there's a decline in the use of federal SNAP benefits.

A 10 year-old girl who raises money for sick children is asking for help after someone drained her bank account.

A $1.6 million dollar lottery ticket was sold in Bedford Wednesday night.

The Hudson fire department helped keep kids cool at the town's Community Center Wednesday afternoon.

The family of a Rochester man seriously injured in a Friday night crash in Barrington has set up a gofundme page to help pay for medical expenses.

Residents at the New Hampshire State Veterans' Home are resting a little more comfortably these days after a donation from a fellow vet.

Hundreds of entrepreneurs came out to make their pitches during a New Hampshire casting call for the reality show "Shark Tank".

The owner of the land where a man lived in a teepee for 30 months as a tribute to his wife following her death says a deal to sell the land is nearly finalized.

As the historic Millyard chimney gets renovated, some city leaders are considering removing the word "Millyard" from its side.

National and World News

There may be a break in the case of MH370-the missing Malaysian Airlines jet that disappeared over the ocean more than a year ago.

The search for 2 missing teens off the coast of Florida continues, but officials fear time may be running out.

Where is the American hunter who's wanted for shooting a protected lion in Zimbabwae?

The U.S. House has approved a bill that would waive some fees for veteran's business loans.

Planned Parenthood's website was hacked Wednesday.


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