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All Things New Hampshire: Thursday, May 28, 2015


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Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, running for the Democratic nomination for President, took Hillary Clinton to task for not taking a stand on a controversial trade deal.

Police are searching for a man who pulled a gun on two teens in Concord.

A construction site in Portsmouth is dealing with its second problem in the last two weeks after a wall of bricks collapsed into the street.

Two teens in Manchester are facing drug and gun charges after a traffic stop.

US Marshals have joined the search for John Wentworth, who's gone missing while out on bail on charges connected to a pair of burglaries in Stratham. He was already on parole for beating a man to death in 2008.

The attorney for former Seabrook Police officer Mark Richardson says that a jury was right not to convict his client on charges he assaulted a suspect at the police station in 2009 in an incident caught on surveillance video.

A man from Epping has pleaded guilty to charges he manufactured synthetic marijuana-known on the streets as "Spice"-by using a cement mixer.

An inmate at the federal prison in Berlin has been sentenced for making a stabbing weapon while behind bars.

A Rochester man has been indicted after prosecutors say dozens of marijuana plants were found at his home.

The state's Board of Nursing has suspended the license of a registered nurse who's accused of mishandling drugs.

No charges have been filed thus far in last week's accident between a car and a school bus in Durham.

Crews had to use the jaws of life to remove a woman from a vehicle involved in an accident on Route 108 in Newfields Wednesday morning.

Former New York Governor George Pataki is getting ready to announce a Presidential run, and unlike past flirtations with a campaign, he says he's serious this time.

Rick Santorum is serious about running for President as well, making it official yesterday that's he's making a second bid for the White House.

Planet Fitness is asking the state to change its tax laws, threatening to move its headquarters out of state.

The Dartmouth college fraternity that partly inspired the film "Animal House" is facing another setback in the wake of a hazing scandal.

New numbers from police in Durham show that the number of arrests in UNH's home town have spiked in the last 2 years.

The first-ever Special Olympics Unified Relay Across America is making its way through the Granite State this week.

Assets formerly in the possession of Whitey Bulger are now being redistributed to family members of his victims.

If you don't like bees, this story is not for you: A beekeeper covered himself with 1 million bees, on purpose.

Stories we're following from the NH1 Media Center

The Senate Finance Committee is set to vote on a $2.83 billion budget package today.

Former New York Governor George Pataki kicks off his presidential campaign today at an appearance in Exeter.

A new travel plaza opens off of Exit 5 on I-93 in Londondery this afternoon.

Teen students at Pinkerton Academy are donating their ponytails that will be made into wigs for women with cancer at an event at the school today.

Former Cardinals pitcher and Cy Young Award winner Chris Carpenter will be on hand for a fundraising event to benefit Veterans Count at the Derryfield School tonight at 6pm. The fundraiser is in memory of Derryfield alumnus and Navy Seal Blake Marston ’01, killed in a military training exercise last January.

Top News

Stormy weather Wednesday afternoon knocked down trees and power lines in Campton.

Dry weather continues to be a problem around the state; around three acres burned during a brush fire in Gilford on Wednesday.

50 people are out of a home after a fire at an apartment building in Merrimack Thursday morning.

Congressman Frank Guinta has seen his poll numbers take a hit in the wake of the controversy over his 2010 campaign finance violations.

The DOT says there will likely be at least a year and a half delay in the reconstruction of the Spaulding Turnpike, which means more traffic headaches for Seacoast drivers.

Parents of children who may have been exposed to contaminated water from a well at Pease International Tradeport are objecting to the state's request that the kids sign a consent form when taking a blood test.

What's behind the majority of drug deaths in New Hampshire? One official calls it "public enemy number one".

With budget cuts looming, the Henniker School Board voted Tuesday night to privatize the Henniker Community School's food services.

The U.S. Labor Secretary paid a visit to Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Wednesday.

We're learning new details about the investigation into a hit-and-run accident in Rochester that left a bicyclist dead.

New Hampshire's spelling champ has made it to the national spelling bee semifinals.


The lawyer for a Nashua pawn shop owner accused of selling stolen property says evidence taken from his client's work computer shouldn't be admitted in his upcoming trial.

A Massachusetts man charged in connection with several sexual assaults has been granted a release from custody-but as a condition of his bail, he has to move to New Hampshire.

A third suspect in the armed robbery of a gas station in Rochester will plead guilty in a court appearance next week.

A woman charged with embezzling from her former employers in Exeter is set to plead guilty.

The battle over the ride-sharing service Uber continues in Portsmouth, as a judge denied Wednesday an emergency order that would have barred the company from operating in the city.

Durham's former Town Hall is close to being sold.


Police have charged a Massachusetts man with trying to steal thousands of dollars of tools from stores in Nashua.

A man from Plymouth is facing charges after being found in possession of 93 grams of heroin.

A police officer from Middleton is facing DWI charges.

A 2012 Belmont High grad has been identified as the victim of a deadly car crash Monday in Canterbury.

A woman from Exeter says she's lucky to have escaped after a moment of meditation in her car ended with her climbing out of its roof after the car rolled into a pond in Stratham.

A malfunctioning dryer is being blamed for a fire in Strafford Wednesday.

Only minor injuries reported after a crash involving a school bus in Winchester on Tuesday.


Congresswoman Annie Kuster is joining the call for an extension to a highway transportation bill to provide much-needed funding for New Hampshire infastructure projects.

Derry officials believe the tax cut enacted by the Town Council this month could be the largest in town history.

The proposed Monadnock Pumpkin Festival got a warm reception at a public hearing in Swanzey Tuesday.

Changes to the Dover City Charter-including a big change to a tax cap that would have made it easier for the City Council to make larger property tax increases-were rejected last night.

Portsmouth Police are looking for some extra cash to produce a series of Public Service Announcements about drug addiction.

The Coos County Planning Board got their first look at the proposed plans to redevelop the Balsams Resort.

A Hudson board has given the OK to refurbish a train depot at the former Benson's Animal Park site.


The former MacIntosh College site in Dover is being eyed for redevelopment.

The site of the former McDonald's Kitchenware store, closed since 2013 after the owner killed his sister in a brutal attack, will soon have a new tenant.


For the first time in its history, the Manchester Monarchs are headed to the AHL's Calder Cup Finals.

The NBA Finals are set after the Golden State Warriors won the Western Conference Finals Wednesday.

Other News

It's officially not OK to board a bus in Manchester without a shirt or shoes. (Like me, you're probably thinking: "That wasn't already a rule?")

Dartmouth researchers have apparently developed an app that can predict your GPA.

Despite the threat of the Emerald Ash Borer, ash trees will remain on Pelham's Village Green-for now.

Several groups will be benefiting from a fund set up in memory of Executive Councilor Ray Burton.

National and World News

FIFA's President has called an emergency meeting in the wake of the indictments of several executives accused of taking bribes when deciding where the 2018 and 2022 World Cup games should be hosted. Russian President Vladmir Putin is accusing the U.S. of meddling in FIFA's affairs and trying to sabotage Russia's upcoming World Cup event.

The IRS believes identity thieves that hacked into the information of 100,000 taxpayers are from Russia.

Weather-weary Texans are facing more rain after a week filled with flooding problems.

Comedian Tracy Morgan has settled a suit with Wal-Mart over a highway crash that killed one man and left him seriously injured.

Apple is working to fix a glitch with its software that can cause iPhones to mysteriously shut down.

No, Steven Tyler will not be performing at a New Jersey strawberry farm.


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