Jul 9, 2015 5:12 AM

All Things New Hampshire: Thursday, July 9, 2015


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There's a dangerous new drug in New Hampshire-and those who treat its users says it eats their flesh.

A new law, commonly referred to as the "good Samaritan law," went into effect Wednesday allowing anyone who seeks medical assistance for drug overdose victims to be protected from arrest or conviction.

We're learning new details about the couple involved in an apparent murder-suicide in Manchester.

A Concord prison inmate remains on the run after walking away from a transitional facility-but why did it take 3 days to notify the public?

Manchester Police are investigating a case of shots fired in the city late Tuesday night.

For the third time in less than a week, police in the Queen City are reporting an accidental gunshot wound.

A fire in Manchester was knocked down quickly thanks to new technology that helped firefighters locate flames inside a wall partition.

The body of a man who disappeared while swimming in a pond in Barrington has been found.

A skateboarder suffered life-threatening injuries after an accident in Lisbon yesterday.

A former Dover City Councilor will serve jail time for criminally threatening a former girlfriend.

Another Busted Bridge in the Granite State, this one in Bow-NH1 chief investigative reporter Paul Meuller investigates.

GOP Presidential candidate Jeb Bush made an unannounced stop in the Granite State Wednesday morning, and NH1's Paul Steinhauser was there.

After Tuesday's special election in House District 20, Republicans in NH have now won 3 in a row-NH1's Kevin Landrigan looks into whether this is a trend that could carry over into 2016.

Democratic Presidential candidate Martin O'Malley continues to push college affordability as a key issue in his campaign, and pushed back against comments made by Jeb Bush.

Senator Jeanne Shaheen is headed to Bosnia-Herzegovina to take part in a somber anniversary.

The death of a loon at Lake Winnepesaukee is being linked to a common item used by fishermen-that will soon be illegal in the Granite State.

There's a battle in one Nashua neighborhood over a parking spot, and city officials paid the area a visit to decide for themselves Wednesday.

A 12 year-old girl was injured after a rock fell on her foot while hiking in the White Mountains.

There's a warrant out for the arrest of a Bedford man wanted in connection with a bank robbery in Brattleboro, Vermont.

It took a tazer and sedatives to subdue a Swanzey man facing DUI charges.

Police in Laconia have charged a man with grabbing the wheel of a car he was riding in and intentionally trying to hit a utility pole.

Police in Rochester are investigating an incident where a man backed into one home with his car, then drove across the street and hit another home.

Plaistow Police are looking for a purse snatcher who is accused of taking a handbag from a woman at Walmart.

There's a debate about how to treat the invasive milfoil plant in Laconia's Paugus Bay.

Dover teens took to the streets Wednesday to protest candy-flavored e-cigarettes.

Is McDonald's selling foul-mouthed minion toys? We decided to find out for ourselves.

Nashua fire officials will be conducting a controlled burn as part of a training exercise this week.

Events we're following from the NH1 Media Center today

Governor Maggie Hassan will visit Storms Fitness, an independent fitness center in Contoocook, to attempt to draw attention to the proposed state budget and how she believes it needs to be fixed. Later, the Governor will attend the PC Connection Women in Technology Women’s Leadership Forum.

Top News from around New Hampshire

Police in Manchester say a pair of shootings in the city in the last few days may be related.

A Mont Vernon native who suffered burns over 90 percent of his body after an explosion during a party at a water park in Taiwan is listed in stable condition.

The Portsmouth School District may end up mediating a civil lawsuit filed by a former high school student who was sexually assaulted by a former Portsmouth High School information technology employee.

After a stepfather and his son drowned in the Merrimack River last month, there's an effort underway to improve safety at the beach they swam from in Boscawen.

Video from bodycams worn by officers involved in this week's officer-involved shooting of a man in Bath won't be released to the public anytime soon.

The state is getting an "A" for making health insurance costs more transparent.


Dr. Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina continued their campaigning in the Granite State Wednesday.

Ohio Governor John Kasich may soon be ramping up his presidential aspirations, as a committee supporting him is launching a major ad buy in New Hampshire.

A State rep known for making controversial comments in the past is facing criticism from Democrats over a Facebook post reacting to Governor Hassan's veto of concealed-carry legislation.

TV stations in New Hampshire and Iowa have reversed themselves and will sell ad time to Marco Rubio's campaign.

New Hampshire Republicans and Democrats filed dueling right-to-know requests related to the potential 2016 Senate race between Kelly Ayotte and Maggie Hassan.

Senator Ayotte is calling on the Department of Homeland Security Secretary to conduct a full investigation into how an illegal immigrant accused in the shooting death of an innocent woman in San Francisco remained in the country.

A Democratic challenger to Frank Guinta's First District Congressional seat spoke to a Democratic group in Barrington Wednesday.

A former Democratic US Senate candidate is launching a new radio program in Concord.

The House Speaker says one of the reasons the 2-year state budget should be approved is because it has funding to help combat the state's drug problem. Meanwhile, the state budget debate is heating up-on email.

Maine's Governor has signed a bill to allow the carrying of concealed weapons without a permit.

Alderman in Manchester have approved new welfare guidelines, over the objections of some who say they are too harsh.

Manchester's new contract with its teachers has gotten preliminary approval from aldermen.

A Portsmouth City Councilor is looking for more flexible parking fees.

Nashua is debating taking over the Mine Falls Dam.

A Nashua elementary school needs renovations to its roof.

Selectmen in Salem are urging residents to voice their opinion about the proposed Kinder Morgan natural gas pipeline at a series of upcoming public meetings around the region.

The Hooksett Town Council discussed securing more land for conservation at a meeting this week.

A Dover City Councilor is leading a petition drive to get a pair of amendments to the City Charter on the ballot.

A public meeting is set for next month to the discuss the future of the City Hall Annex in Rochester.


A Derry man caught in an undercover sting in Salem trying to meet a 13 year-old girl for sex will serve jail time.

A Massachusetts man will serve 28 months in prison for his role in an attempt to bring 600 pounds of marijuana to Peterborough, NH.

A man serving jail time for conspiring with a former Salem DMV worker to distribute dozens of fake driver's licenses has been freed by a judge.

There's more details about the arrest of a Barrington woman on drug-related charges, 3 months after she was taken into custody.


Firefighters in Manchester made quick work of a fire at a 3-story apartment building last night.

Firefighters in Portsmouth have been honored for their efforts in rescuing a man from a recent fire at a home on Islington Street.


There's lots of talk about high energy rates in New Hampshire, but in reality we use less power than others.

The future of the Belmont Mill, built in 1833 and now in need of repairs and restoration, remains uncertain.

Jordan's furniture has plans to expand its Nashua location.

Derry has been chosen for a new pilot solar program that could help reduce energy costs.

A project to bring a new hotel to Manchester is moving forward.

A Manchester-based mobile app company has gotten $2.3 million from investors and will be expanding its staff in the coming months.


Concord native and 2-time member of the NBA World Champion Spurs Matt Bonner is blaming his iPhone for his poor shooting last season.

Other News

The Interstate 93 widening project will include a feature that will help firefighters battle fires stemming from car crashes in Derry.

A battle over the relocation of the Maine Turnpike's toll plaza in York is set to begin again.

Manchester is halfway done replacing all its LED street lights.

The White Mountain National Forest has a new deputy supervisor.

Volunteers are needed in Weare to build a new playground at the middle school this weekend.

There's an experiment underway at Dartmouth College to see if computers are any good at writing music and literature.

National and World News

A descendant of Jefferson Davis was leading the charge to take down the Confederate Flag from South Carolina's State House.

A glitchy day around the US, as computer problems impacted one major airline and the New York Stock Exchange.

The Asian markets are in the midst of a bumpy stretch.

AC/DC's drummer has pleaded guilty to threatening to kill a former employee, and will serve 8 months of home detention.

A woman took to social media to stand up against body shamers at an Old Navy.


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