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All Things New Hampshire: Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015


Two people are dead after a circus tent collapsed in Lancaster Monday night as strong storms moved through area. Governor Hassan and New Hampshire's Senators were among those reacting on social media. The incident was part of a line of storms that knocked down trees and caused power outages around the state.

14 of the 17 Republican candidates gathered in Manchester Monday for the Voters First Forum, carried live on WBIN-TV.

Donations poured in Monday for victims of a fire at an apartment building in Manchester that put 17 people out of their home.

Senator Jeanne Shaheen and Governor Maggie Hassan joined local police in Laconia to call for more funding to combat the state's heroin crisis. In Portsmouth, a local filmmaker is teaming up with police to produce a public service announcement to educate those struggling with addiction.

Low water levels at the Lamprey River have led to a voluntary water conservation effort for several towns.

Illegal dumping at the Kimball Pond Conservation Area is frustrating local volunteers who keep the area clean.

The Dover Children's home is now accepting pregnant and parenting teens.

A car running a red light in Manchester ended up crashing into a pet store Monday morning.

A 14 year-old has been charged with shooting a young girl near the eye with a BB gun.

A Portsmouth man is accused of using adult advertisements to lure and rape women.

Specialists in New Hampshire have responded favorably to President Obama's proposed clean power plan.

The number of infections reported from New Hampshire health facilities is lower than expected.

Gas prices have dropped once again in New Hampshire.

The annual "Rafting For Wishes" event kicks off Wednesday for the Make-A-Wish foundation in New Hampshire.

A chicken in Massachusetts is getting a new prosthetic leg.

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There's a 10am news conference scheduled in Lancaster updating us on the investigation into last night's tent collapse that left 2 people dead. NH1 News will carry it live on WBIN-TV.

Public safety agencies from around the state will be taking part in the "National Night Out" initiative this evening.

Top News

Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas has announced a 13-point plan to fight the city's heroin crisis, to be implemented over the next 60 days.

New Hampshire firefighters have been asked to help battle wildfires in California.

Police in Nashua are investigating a reports of shots fired in the city early Sunday morning.

The defense in the case of Owen Labrie-the former St. Paul's student accused of sexually assaulting a classmate in May of 2014-appear to be planning to challenge the credibility of the alleged victim, and are requesting her academic and medical records.

After seemingly endless debate over the last several months, officials in Portsmouth have passed an ordinance that legalizes ride-sharing services like Uber.

Prison officials in New Hampshire say a new drug could help them in their fight to cure inmate's addictions-and keep them clean.


Another poll suggests local New Hampshire GOP Presidential primary voters are captivated by businessman Donald Trump.

Senator Ayotte toured a pair of energy companies in New Hampshire Monday and spoke of the importance of renewing the Export-Import Bank.

Lawmakers have arranged for a series of public hearings to discuss the ongoing state budget impasse.

Portsmouth's assistant mayor is concerned that the Police Commission isn't filing bi-annual reports as required by city charter-though the Fire Commission isn't doing it either.

Policy changes with the Environmental Protection Agency could raise the cost of a proposed new sewer plant in Portsmouth.

A set of carbon emission reduction policies laid out by the EPA could help cut down on wind-borne pollution in New Hampshire.


A New Ipswich man behind the wheel of a truck involved in a deadly accident with a motorcyclist on Route 124 in Jaffrey last year has been indicted on negligent homicide charges.

A man from Surry has been indicted on charges of soliciting a teen online in Cheshire County.

The second family member involved in last summer's brawl with security at Canobie Lake Park has been sentenced to 6 months in jail.

A Massachusetts man accused of stealing $210,000 from a safe at a home in Salem last April will remain free on bail ahead of his trial.

The man accused of setting fire to the Alstead Store back in April has been indicted.

Bail has been raised for a man accused of shooting up his daughter's boyfriend's truck in Winchester last week.

A Nashua man was arraigned in court on charges of forging checks, and his girlfriend is blaming his ongoing battle with drug addiction.


Executive Council Colin Van Ostern organized a community forum in Dover Monday discussing access to health care.

A portion of a road in Merrimack was closed after a construction vehicle accidentally ran over a propane tank at a home.

A Manchester police officer is being credited with stopping a despondent man from jumping off a bridge on Saturday night.

Two men from Raymond have been charged in connection with a multi-town vandalism spree last spring that left behind a trail of damaged mailboxes, slashed tires and smashed windows.

Two people were hurt in a crash in Portsmouth Saturday night, and investigators say neither were wearing seatbelts.

Police in Candia are investigating a pair of burglaries at local businesses at the end of last month.

Rochester police are looking for a pair of shoplifters.

North Hampton police are looking for a man who broke into a resident's garage.


The co-founder of AOL will visit New Hampshire this fall and plans to invest $100,000 in a local startup venture.

The group redeveloping the Balsams Resort is looking for a zoning change.

Other News

State officials say while the worst is behind us when it comes to tick season, we're not out of the woods yet.

Backers of the "Free the Nipple" movement were on Hampton Beach Monday-and were going topless.

The New Hampshire Department of Transportation hopes to start work next year on a project to eliminate erosion around supports of a historic covered bridge connecting the state to Vermont.

New "pay & display" parking kiosks are being credited with a big jump in parking revenue in Durham.

The debate over a proposed new Maine Turnpike toll plaza in York turned a little testy Monday.

The Milford Drive-in is seeing an uptick in business this summer.

The book "We Are Market Basket", chronicling last summer's struggle between management and workers at the supermarket chain, is now on bookshelves.

National and World News

Today's polling will determine who is involved in Thursday's Fox News GOP Presidential candidates' debate.

The President sought to clamp down Monday on power plant emissions with a federal plan that if successful would attempt to slow global warming by dramatically shifting the way Americans get and use electricity.

Senate Democrats have blocked an effort to strip funding away from Planned Parenthood.

James Holmes, convicted in the Aurora, Colorado theater shootings, is one step closer to receiving the death penalty.

Revenge may be the motive behind Monday's courthouse shooting in Mississippi.

An independent report suggests that US airstrikes against ISIS in Syria killed more than 450 civilians.

Cooler weather is aiding crews trying to battle wildfires in California.

The use of batboys has been suspended by the National Baseball Congress after a 9 year-old boy died when a batting practice swing hit him in the head during one of the organization's World Series games.


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