Jul 21, 2015 5:58 AM

All Things New Hampshire: Tuesday, July 21, 2015


A Claremont man was a victim of Sunday's strong storms. A garage caught fire in Somersworth after being hit by lightning during those same storms.

After last week's deadly shooting at a Chattanooga, Tennessee recruitment center, armed volunteers are standing watch at local centers calling for changes to rules barring recruiters from arming themselves.

The teens involved in a serious crash in Epping have been identified.

Heroin and fentanyl overdoses are up in Dover from last year.

A Derry town councilor is defending himself after flyers showed up around town accusing him of being convicted of a sex crime-he says while that's true, it happened 30 years ago and it's in his past.

Conway's fire chief helped rescue a 14 year-old boy trapped in rushing waters-check out the dramatic photos.

Talk about wrong place, wrong time: a Manchester man is facing charges he stole an 87 year-old woman's purse from the pews during a church service.

A Manchester man is in custody on charges he robbed two different convenience stores in the last week.

Police in Rochester are looking for a woman caught on camera using a baby carriage to steal items from a convenience store.

Former Senator John Sununu will introduce Ohio Governor John Kasich when he makes his first appearance in New Hampshire after declaring his presidential candidacy.

Senator Marco Rubio has cancelled his visit to NH this week after fallling ill in Iowa over the weekend.

A busy weekend for New Hampshire Fish and Game, who rescued hikers from four different trails.

A Somersworth woman is facing charges she called in a fake prescription and then tried to pick it up from the same pharmacy.

A truck carrying concrete blocks flipped over on Interstate 93 Monday.

3 people were arrested at a sobriety checkpoint in Portsmouth over the weekend.

The two girls on a mission to take selfies with every presidential candidates have made more progress in their quest.

A former mayor of Portsmouth is trying to encourage residents to get more involved and run for office.

Gas prices are still falling in New Hampshire.

Students from Concord launched a data-gathering weather balloon on Monday morning.

Tall ships are setting sail Wednesday in Portsmouth.

Today's NH1 Top 5: The top 5 pizza places in Concord.

Stories we're following from the NH1 Media Center

Ohio Governor John Kasich formally kicks off his campaign for President in his home state today. He's scheduled to visit New Hampshire later in the day when he attends a rally at Rivier University in Nashua.

Jury selection begins today for Christopher Forcier, a Milton man accused of trying to back his pickup truck over another man and then stabbing him.

Governor Hassan speaks this morning at the State House at the Governor’s Accessibility Awards and Americans with Disabilities Act Signing 25th Anniversary Program.

Top News

New Hampshire ranks among the worst in the country when it comes to teen alcohol and drug abuse.

Senator John McCain wants Donald Trump to apologize to American prisoners of war after his weekend comments critical of McCain and his POW status.

As expected, Governor Hassan has vetoed a bill that would change the state's tax laws, a move backed by Planet Fitness, who have threatened to move their corporate offices out of New Hampshire unless they get a tax break.

The Londonderry man who's accused of shooting his wife and another man in Saco, Maine, is challenging the legality of the collection of evidence from his home by the Londonderry Police Department.

A former police chief in Portsmouth is weighing in on the handling of the case of former Sergeant Aaron Goodwin, who some accuse of manipulating an elderly woman into leaving him a large inheritance.

A Plymouth State University Professor and Cuban immigrant is questioning the deal that led to the the restoration of diplomatic ties between the U.S. and his native country.

Neighbors of a planned homeless shelter in a residential part of Exeter have officially filed suit against the town.

Hampton Police say the heroin problem isn't just something they see near the beach-it's in every corner of town.

A store owner in Laconia is upset by the condition investigators left her business in after they carried out a raid that's connected to a drug case in Manchester.


A NH county co-chair of Donald Trump's campaign is criticizing the chairwoman of the NHGOP for her rebuke of Trump in the wake of his comments about John McCain.

The city of Dover is looking for the Clinton campaign to pay up for costs associated with last week's town hall meeting at City Hall.

New Hampshire's Congressional delegation is once again appealing to federal officials to allow local residents more opportunity to provide input into the review process for the proposed Kinder-Morgan natural gas pipeline in southern New Hampshire.

Governor Hassan has signed a bill banning welfare recipients from using their EBT cards at marijuana dispensaries, cigar and smoke shops and tattoo and body piercing shops.

A new state law is now in effect that allows New Hampshire to share information about prescription drugs as part of an interstate "data hub".

Revenue generated for the state's renewable energy fund is way down this year, and that means rebates for solar energy projects are on hold.

Derry's town administrator is taking a medical leave of absence.

The Litchfield School Board is interviewing candidates for its open superintendent position. The details of the severance package for the previous superintendent, whose reason for leaving remains unclear, was released on Monday.


A grand jury is expected to convene in August to consider indictments for two men accused in the murder of Nashua resident Benjamin Marcum last March.

A prisoner in Concord with ties to a white supremacy group is challenging a new state law that allows inmates to earn time off their sentences, claiming it violates his and other gang members’ civil rights by disqualifying them.

A sentencing date has been set for Remy Gross-Santos, the Portsmouth teen convicted in connection with a crash in Hampton in June of 2014 that left two women seriously injured.

New Hampshire School Boards Association Past President and current Rochester School Board Vice President Anthony Pastelis has pleaded guilty to drunk-driving charges connected to an accident last month in a parking lot.


Two homeless men are facing charges in an assault of a third homeless man at a campsite along Interstate 293.

6 people were checked out after a hydrochloric acid spill in Laconia on Monday.

A homeless man is facing charges in Derry after police said he tried to rob a convenience store and stole lottery tickets from a supermarket.

A family was able to escape an early-morning fire in Wolfeboro without any injuries.

A pet chinchilla was rescued from a two-alarm fire in Pelham Monday night.

A Dover man is facing charges of driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol after police say he struck a man in Hampton early Tuesday morning.

Three more people were arrested Monday as part of an ongoing investigation into drug activity in the Newport area.

A man wanted as a fugitive in New Hampshire was taken into custody Friday morning.

A tractor-trailer driver was charged Monday after crashing into a railroad bridge on Route 85 in Exeter.


A camera from local public access television will join Eversource officials on a tour of the route of a proposed transmission line along the Seacoast Wednesday.

Owners of doggy day care facilities in Hampton and Exeter are looking to open a third location in Portsmouth.


The Red Sox continued their post All-Star break swoon, dropping both ends of a doubleheader against the Angels Monday.

Zach Johnson beat out two other golfers in a 4-hole playoff to win the weather-delayed British Open on Monday.

Other News

Road work on Interstate 293 this week will lead to some nighttime lane closures.

Nashua's sidewalk improvment project is nearing completion.

Heavy rains are being blamed for a sinkhole that opened up in a road in Berlin Monday.

It looks like the Seacoast Charter School will be headed to Dover after its lease in Kingston expired this spring.

Officials in Durham are planning the orderly move-in of UNH students at new off-campus housing facilities as construction nears completion.

Firefighters in Hampton have a little less hair today after taking part in a charity to benefit a fellow firefighter battling cancer.

There's 2 days left to help Merrimack in its quest to win money for a new dog park.

National and World News

Republican party leaders are trying to tell Donald Trump to dial back the rhetoric.

The UN Security Council has endorsed the nuclear deal negotiated by the US and Iran.

Banks in Greece are back open, but there's still withdrawal limits and taxes are sky-high.

ISIS is suspected in the deaths of 31 in an explosion during a rally in a Turkish border town.

A man accused in the shooting of 5 people in northern Maine, killing two, appeared in court Monday.


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