Jul 14, 2015 4:52 AM

All Things New Hampshire: Tuesday, July 14, 2015


Police are looking for a man in Londonderry they say was caught on camera trying to break in to a home, running off after he startled children inside.

It got testy last night at a hearing in Portsmouth as the public got to weigh in on the future of the Police Commission.

Charges are expected against the owners of a kennel in Ossipee after dozens of animals were removed last week, with one of the detectives on the case calling the conditions the worst he's ever seen. We've got a photo gallery of some of the animals taken from that kennel.

A 13 year-old is being credited with saving his family from a fire at their home on Nottingham Sunday, and now the neighborhood is pitching in to help.

The son of a Boston police captain has been charged with taking part in a bomb plot with links to ISIS.

Peggy Starr took the stand once more as her trial on charges she intentionally starved a young boy in her care-with the 6 year-old only weighing 23 pounds at one point-wrapped up in Dover.

3 teens are under arrest in Wolfeboro after being found with a potent form of marijuana known as "wax".

Saying "I will fight for you", Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker announced his candidacy for President Monday.

Ohio Governor John Kasich isn't expected to formally enter the race for President until next week, but the likely GOP candidate was in New Hampshire Monday and spoke one-on-one with NH1 Political Director Paul Steinhauser.

Gov. Maggie Hassan’s fight with Republican legislative leaders over on the state budget and speculation on if she will run for US Senate overshadows that she's the top prize for Democrats who want to succeed President Obama in 2016.

Presidential candidates campaigning in New Hampshire have many must-dos while they're in the state-and now that list includes getting a selfie taken with a pair of local teens.

Police in Manchester are investigating a pair of armed robberies in the city on Sunday that may be connected.

Police in Nashua are looking for a man they say robbed St. Mary's Bank on Spruce Street Monday morning.

A Bedford man is dead after a motorcycle crash on I-93 in Salem Monday afternoon.

A potentially explosive situation diffused in Portsmouth as police were asked to remove a World War II-era hand grenade from a home.

A first for New Hampshire Fish and Game, as they carried out their first rescue of a hiker who signed up for the state's new hike-safe card.

Fish and Game officials meet Wednesday to discuss increases to fees for hunting and fishing licenses, which haven't increased in at least 12 years.

Maine-based Barber Foods is issuing a recall on several of its frozen chicken products.

Manchester is on track with a project to convert 9,000 streetlights to newer LED models.

A Hampton firefighter battling cancer is getting some help from the community-learn more about the fundraiser they're planning.

Promotion ceremonies were held Monday morning for a number of Manchester Police officers.

Banner the falcon, who's already set a milestone by having cataract surgery, now hopes to take to the skies after laser surgery.

Stories we're following from the NH1 Media Center today

There's state laws on the books intended to protect breastfeeding mothers-but some say the law doesn't go far enough. NH1 Investigates tonight at 5pm and 10pm on WBIN-TV.

Top News

Sentencing was delayed in federal court in Concord Monday for the cousin of the Mexican drug lord known as "El Chapo".

A late-night fire seriously damaged an office building in Manchester.

The cause of last month's 5-alarm fire that damaged two apartment buildings on West Hollis Street in Nashua remains undetermined.

A former challenger to Congressman Frank Guinta has resigned from the chairmanship of the state Republican Finance Committee, and may be eyeing a 2016 rematch with the embattled Representative.

Police in Portsmouth have authorized a paid investigation into 20 year-old allegations, brought to light via an anonymous letter last week, against outspoken Police Commissioner Brenna Cavanaugh.

Air Force officials want to meet with Environmental Protection Administration representatives to discuss the EPA's order instructing the military branch to treat the now-closed Haven well at Pease International Tradeport, which was found to be contaminated last year.

Seacoast groundfishermen say a government-required at-sea monitor with a projected cost of $700 a day could force them to quit the business altogether.

There's concern in Concord, where a rise in methamphetamine use could be related to the ongoing heroin problem.


Hillary Clinton laid out her economic vision in a policy speech Monday, vowing to tighten oversight of the financial industry.

An aide to Donald Trump says in the wake of the GOP Presidential candidate's comments about illegal immigrants, he received threats that they believe originated from Mexican drug lord "El Chapo".

Florida Senator Marco Rubio has raised $12 million dollars in his 2016 Presidential campaign bid-an impressive number on its face, but well behind some of the other Republican Presidential hopefuls. Rubio is back in New Hampshire next week for two days of campaigning.

Bernie Sanders is generating tons of enthusiasm at college campuses around the country, but winning the key Latino vote may be an uphill climb.

Governor Hassan has signed into law a bill that takes a two-pronged approach to raising funds for domestic violence prevention programs. The Governor also signed a bill that authorizes a study of ride-sharing services like Uber and how best to regulate them on the state level.

Much of last night's Portsmouth City Council meeting was focused on the Police Commission, but Councilors also voted to put proposed changes to the way the city elects its mayor before residents in a vote this fall.

The $86 million dollar plan to replace Dover High School continues to move forward.

Rochester is expanding its merit-based pay program for its union employees.

Monday was the opening of the filing period for candidates for political office in Manchester, with 43 submitting paperwork for a number of positions, including mayor.

The cost of school lunches in the Queen City will jump 10 cents next year after the Board of School Committee approved the change Monday night.

Debate continues in Concord over a proposed fountain on Main Street-opinions were divided on the issue at a city council meeting last night.

Nashua's Board of Alderman will vote tonight on a new contract for union library workers.


Prosecutors are dropping an indictment accusing a New Hampshire State Prison for Men supervisor of threatening to withhold medical care from an inmate if he didn't write a statement saying he cut himself.

One of five men facing charges in connection with a drug deal gone wrong that turned into a violent armed robbery in Exeter last November has agreed to take a plea deal and may testify against the other defendants.

A former Massachusetts math teacher has been sentenced to prison time for posing as a teenager online to meet a Stratham boy for sex.

A Claremont man has pleaded guilty to stealing $200,000 worth of tools.

A Gilmanton woman is headed to jail after pleading guilty to embezzling $80,000 from her former employer.


Seabrook's Police Chief is on extended vacation, with no clear return date set, but officials say it's not a disciplinary move.

Police in Dover say they got reports of two drug overdoses within five minutes of each other Monday.

A 9 year-old hit by a car Friday evening on Amherst Street in Nashua remains in stable condition at a hospital in Massachusetts.

A Jaffrey man is facing a variety of charges after getting into a brief standoff with police on Sunday morning.

An 18 year-old could be facing charges after police say she was distracted by her laptop and got into an accident on Route 4 in Chichester Sunday.

A potential turf war between street musicians led police to be called to downtown Portsmouth Sunday.


We're getting a better idea of plans for 50 acres of property formerly owned by Rockingham Park.

The project to build a new police station and parking garage in downtown Dover is on track, and shoppers could be using the garage by this November.

Work is nearly complete on a 500-unit student housing project in Durham.


The Reds' Todd Frazier won last night's Home Run Derby as All-Star festivities kicked into high gear in Cincinnati.

Other News

More changes are expected along the Spaulding Turnpike, with another exit ramp closing next week.

There's rejoicing in Merrimack and Nashua, as the new Manchester Street bridge is scheduled to open Wednesday.

Crews are working to replace 100 sheep pen panels lost in a suspicious fire at the Cheshire Fairgrounds with the Fair opening in just a few weeks.

The future of Derryfest, thrown into uncertainty after the retirement of several organizers this past year, is now looking up as new volunteers are stepping in to fill the void.

The Hooksett community is rallying around a family that's had a string of misfortune-three of five children have been involved in accidents in the last year, and the mother is battling cancer.

Merrimack is still in the running for an online contest that would award them $25,000 towards a dog park.

National and World News

The US has announced a nuclear deal with Iran.

New documents show the Mexican drug lord known as "El Chapo" had been plotting his escape from a maximum-security prison since last year.

The Pentagon is taking steps towards removing a ban on transgender troops in the military.

The mystery of "Baby Doe" continues-now investigators believe the girl was left on a beach at Boston Harbor and didn't wash ashore.

A girl who survived a plane crash in the woods of Washington State was found by a motorist after hiking through the woods.

The Boy Scouts Executive Committee has approved ending the organization's ban on gay leaders.

Pluto may be bigger than scientists have realized.

Hip-hop superstar 50 Cent, whose net worth was valued at hundreds of millions of dollars just a few years ago, has filed for bankruptcy protection.


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