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All Things New Hampshire: Tuesday, August 18, 2015


Jury selection was held Monday in the rape trial of Owen Labrie, a case that's getting international attention.

We've entered another stretch of hot weather, and the soaring temperatures and lack of rain have forced several communities to put water conservation measures in place. They also mean an air quality warning for many parts of the state.

Plymouth residents are split on a proposed medical marijuana dispensary in their town.

Moviegoers in New Hampshire are reacting to Regal Cinema's new policy of searching bags before you enter the theater-a policy put in place in the wake of theater shootings around the nation.

Donald Trump's immigration proposal is drawing positive and negative reaction from the rest of the Republican field of Presidential candidates.

Governor Hassan is praising a new White House initiative to fight heroin use and trafficking.

A warning for Merrimack residents after an increase in coyote sightings recently.

A Maine man is facing charges in New Hampshire after leading police on a 2-state chase Sunday night, ending in Massachusetts.

Police say the man they believe is responsible for a 4-vehicle crash in Antrim over the weekend was arraigned at Concord Hospital.

A 60 year-old man has died after getting hit trying to cross Route 101 in Keene Sunday night.

Police in Laconia are investigating a home burglary-while a resident was still inside.

A Laconia teen is facing charges in connection with last week's big drug sweep in the city.

Nashua Police are charging a woman with breaking into the same home twice in one week.

Police in Manchester say a man overdosed on drugs while fishing on a raft on the Merrimack River.

A Northwood man is facing DWI charges, and his friend is charged with helping him cover up his identity.

An early-morning crash in Manchester Monday closed Beech Street for part of the morning.

Some Durham residents aren't happy with the way new student housing for UNH is being built, saying the contractor isn't following the plans approved by the town.

The average price of gas in New Hampshire dropped again last week, bucking the national trend.

Time Magazine has released its list of the best places to live, and Bedford, New Hampshire comes in at number 21. Get a look at the full list here.

The hot weather in New Hampshire deserves a chill summer beat, and the folks that brought you "Granite State of Mind" are here to help.

Rob Gronkowski and his Super Bowl ring are the stars of a new ESPN "Sportscenter" commercial.

Events we're following from the NH1 Media Center

Opening statements will be made today in the trial of Owen Labrie, who's accused of sexually assaulting a classmate at St. Paul's Academy in May of 2014 as part of a tradition known as "Senior Salute".

Executives from Eversource Energy are making an announcement today, expected to be a revised route for the Northern Pass transmission line project.

Yesterday we incorrectly listed that there would be a public meeting in Merrimack Monday night to discuss a proposed medical marijuana dispensary. We apologize for the error; it's actually tonight.

Democratic Presidential candidate Lincoln Chafee and likely 1st District Congressional candidate Carol Shea-Porter will speak at the Plaistow Democratic Town Committee meeting tonight at 7pm.

Top News from around New Hampshire

Manchester Police are investigating an early-morning shooting.

As expected, Derry residents are filing a lawsuit against the town council for taking no action on several petitions submitted in an effort to reverse the council's decision to cut the town budget.

Police in Portsmouth are charging a former city woman with leaving her brother's dog in a hot car for hours.

The hot weather and ongoing drought conditions are forcing the town of Epping to truck in water to meet demand.

The Carroll County legislative delegation has given a vote of no-confidence to the County Commission as it looks to pass a $2.6 million dollar supplemental budget.

State Police say despite getting the equipment several months ago, they have yet to test body camera technology on its troopers.

Another woman has come forward to complain that she was not allowed to breastfeed at Canobie Lake Park.


Donald Trump will be back in the Granite State on Wednesday, appearing at Pinkerton Academy in Derry.

Lawmakers toured the Sununu Youth Services Center on Monday and discussed the placement of a psychiatric unit for juveniles there.

The IRS Commissioner will be coming to a field hearing of the U.S. Senate Budget Committee in Manchester to discuss the impact of tax fraud and identity theft on Granite Staters.

An ordinance regulating short-term rentals of residential properties has advanced in Portsmouth.

Somersworth has adopted an ordinance intended to curb panhandling.

A proposal to double the size of the stage at Prescott Park has some Portsmouth City Councilors concerned.

Amherst residents are pushing the Governor to be more vocal about the proposed Kinder-Morgan natural gas pipeline.

A battle between the towns of Middleton and Farmington over tuition payments has gone to court.


The former Portsmouth Police Officer fired in June after questions arose about a multi-million dollar inheritance (that some say he manipulated an eldery woman into leaving him) is taking his dismissal to an arbitrator.

Charges have been upgraded against a Dover man charged with sexually assaulting a Newmarket teen and manufacturing child pornography.

A 19 year-old Newmarket man will plead guilty to lesser charges in a sexual assault case involving a 12 year-old girl.

A Nashua man pleaded guilty in court Monday to weapons charges and says he's glad officers caught up with him, because he was planning to kill someone.

A Rochester man has pleaded guilty to shooting the family dog after he mistakenly believed it bit his son.

A Manchester man police say was found with meth in his car after being stopped for a busted tail light has been indicted.

Bail has been set for the Stratham man accused of fleeing the scene of a 4-vehicle accident in Antrim over the weekend.

A Massachusetts man accused of violating bail conditions on stalking charges here in New Hampshire has been released on personal recognizance bail and ordered not to set foot in the state.

A lawsuit involving last summer's sewage backup that flooded a pair of businesses in Dover-leading one to permanently close-goes before a mediator Wednesday.


A Concord man died Monday when he lost control of his motorcycle in Bradford.

A pedestrian hit by a car on Route 101 in Keene Sunday night has died.

Police in Merrimack are warning about a coyote sighting in one part of town.

State Police say a Keene man was seriously injured in an accident on Route 125 in Epping Monday afternoon.

A Nashua man has been charged with choking his girlfriend to the point she could no longer breathe-and police say it was over $20.

Police are investigating a report of a knifepoint assault in Portsmouth early Sunday morning.

A Kittery man was charged by police after they say he entered a home while he was drunk that he apparently thought belonged to a friend.


The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says there's some concrete degradation of the casing at the Seabrook nuclear power plant, but it's no cause for concern.

Manchester is getting top ranking for its business-friendly nature.

A Macy's store in Bedford will soon close, and a new business that plans an "upscale lifestyle center" will take its place.

There's a group pushing for ferry service between Portsmouth and Provincetown, Massachusetts.

Allegiant Air is now offering $55 flights from Portsmouth to Florida.

Apple growers in the Granite State are predicting a bumper crop.

Other News

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service says it wants to acquire more than 160,000 acres of land along the Connecticut River-including in New Hampshire-as part of a conservation effort.

A cyanobacteria warning has been issued for a pond in New Durham.

A Conway man has started an online petition to stop the Appalachian Mountain Club from building a 9th hut in Crawford Notch.

Work to alter a tricky 'jughandle' intersection on Amherst Street in Nashua is scheduled to begin this fall.

Frustrated by that brown lawn? A Portsmouth business will paint it green for you-literally.

An Epping man is getting attention for having a supermarket shopping cart attached to the top of his car.

National and World News

Another national poll has Donald Trump well ahead of the rest of the field of Republican candidates.

Lawyers for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are asking for a new trial outside Boston for the convicted Boston Marathon Bomber.

A man is being sought in connection with a deadly bomb attack outside a shrine in Bangkok, Thailand.


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