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Jul 7, 2015 5:11 AM

All Things New Hampshire: Tuesday, July 7, 2015


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One man is dead after an officer-involved shooting in Bath.

Changes to the COAST bus service are impacting those who rely on the service to get around.

Governor Hassan has vetoed a bill that would have done away with the state's concealed carry permit.

Manchester's police chief has changed the department's policy and will now allow people with tattoos to apply to be on the force.

Republican Presidential candidate Ben Carson tells NH1 Radio he doesn't care if he only is elected to one term, and explains why in a one-on-one interview.

Carly Fiorina is distancing herself from comments about Mexican immigrants made by fellow Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Another GOP Presidential hopeful, former New York Governor George Pataki is even more vocal in his unhappiness with Trump's comments, saying people with Trump's point of view shouldn't be President.

Congressman Frank Guinta has announced his first town hall meeting since news of his campaign contribution scandal grabbed headlines this spring.

A memorial ride has been set up for a Dunbarton teenager killed in an accident last Friday in Weare.

Police in Newmarket say the driver they believe was involved in a deadly hit-and-run accident last week has died.

A pair of traffic problems causing headaches on the drive home yesterday-in Dover, a water main break on a busy road into downtown; and in Londonderry, a construction accident knocked out traffic lights around Exit 5 off I-93.

A 19 year-old store clerk in Hampton is facing charges he exposed himself to teenage girls while he was on the job.

A Newmarket man is expected to plead insanity in the beating of his infant son that left the boy with a skull fracture.

Two men are facing charges in Merrimack after police say they found them on the side of the road with prescription pills, marijuana, and heroin.

Police in Nashua have arrested a city man on domestic violence charges.

Two men have been taken into custody by the US Border Patrol after an ATV crash in the North Country.

Gas prices took a dip once again in New Hampshire.

There's a doctor in Rochester who makes house calls-just for reading to his young patients.

Merrimack is a finalist for a new dog park.

A New Hampshire student has won an award for the national "Letters About Literature" competition.

A quarterback at Florida State is off the team after being shown punching a woman in a video.

Events we're following from the NH1 Media Center

A special election is being held today in Seabrook and Hampton Falls. Republican Rio Tilton, 19, of Seabrook, is challenging former Democratic state representative Elaine Andrews-Ahearn, of Hampton Falls, for the District 20 seat.

Louisiana Governor and Republican Presidential candidate Bobby Jindal is in New Hampshire today. He visits NH1 for a 1-on-1 interview today at 11am.

Also campaigning in New Hampshire today: Dr. Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina.

The DOT is closing the southbound Exit 3 off-ramp on the Spaulding Turnpike today as part of the massive reconstruction project in the area.

Fish and Game officials are holding a meeting tonight along the Seacoast to discuss ways to manage the growing market for the Jonas Crab.

Top News from around New Hampshire

State Police say they issued more than 100 citations for violations of the state's new "hands-free" law.

House Speaker Shawn Jasper says he thinks the Governor should let Democrats vote their conscience on the state budget-and if they do, it might pass and end the stalemate in Concord.

Rockingham County has settled a claim by a former employee who claims he was fired by the County Attorney in retaliation for his role as a whistleblower in the investigation into former County Attorney Jim Reams.

The New Hampshire Attorney General's office says it's continuing to monitor the case of Portsmouth Police Sergeant Aaron Goodwin, under investigation after receiving a multi-million dollar inheritance from an elderly woman some say he manipulated.

Some say New Hampshire's drug problem isn't being helped by the state's lack of funding for treatment and recovery.

A 63 year-old man riding a motorized wheelchair was struck and killed in an accident in Hooksett Monday afternoon.


Jeb Bush, Carly Fiorina, Bobby Jindal, and George Pataki are all campaigning in the Granite State this week.

Donald Trump is clarifying his comments about Mexican immigrants, saying it's not the "wonderful" Mexican people, it's their government that's the real problem.

Some Republican presidential candidates want to go beyond the illegal immigrant problem and put curbs on legal immigration.

Did Chris Christie's motorcade bend the rules to get around holiday traffic last Friday?

Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley, who's running for the Democratic nomination for President, is no fan of Super PACs, even though one supporting him is attacking Bernie Sanders.

Nashua has passed its education budget for the next fiscal year.

Second District Congressman Annie Kuster is renewing the call for a long-term transportation bill to be passed in Washington to help fund badly-needed repairs for New Hampshire roads.

A Harvard professor who's an expert in water contaminants will speak at the next Community Advisory Board meeting in Portsmouth dealing with the contaminated well at Pease International Tradeport.


Police in Rochester are investigating another case of "swatting" where a man claimed he shot a person he was holding hostage.

Portsmouth Police have charged a man they say crashed a stolen car while drunk on Saturday, then took off.

Another report of a fireworks-related injury over the weekend, this one in Newton.

Danville residents are mourning the passing of their former fire chief.


The long-delayed trial of Peggy Starr, the Barrington woman accused of intentionally starving a young boy in her care, is set to finish up next week.

A man from Newmarket is expected to plead insanity in the beating of his infant son, who was left with a fractured skull.

A different Newmarket man has agreed to plead guilty in the sexual assault of a 12 year-old.

A Massachusetts man has pleaded guilty to being the money man in a gun-buying operation in New Hampshire.

A Dover man has pleaded guilty to stealing guns from his grandfather and then selling them.

The sentencing for former Dover City Councilor Michael Weeden, convicted of criminally threatening his former girlfriend, will take place this Wednesday.

A Taekwando instructor has pleaded guilty to soliciting a 15 year-old girl who was a student at the school where he served as an instructor.

A local paper is suing to get more information released about the resignation of the Superintendent in Litchfield, who stepped down last month amid criticism from a teacher's union.

The former principal of a religious school in Litchfield, who plea deal and sentencing was delayed multiple times, will now go to trial instead.


There's some skepticism about a deal proposed by the company behind the Northern Pass that would give land and money to the Ride The Wilds trail network in northern New Hampshire.

A former Catholic school in Goffstown has been sold to a tech company in Hudson.


The Dollar-store business is consolidating, as Dollar Tree has closed a deal to purchase Family Dollar.

Merrimack County corrections employees are switching unions.


Brock Holt will be the lone Red Sox representative in the 2015 MLB All-Star Game.

A former captain for the Manchester Monarchs-now on the move to the west coast-will be the team's new head coach.

Other News

The champion of the Nathan's hot dog eating contest is a summer resident in Hampton.

An off-duty nurse is being credited with saving the life of a man suffering a heart attack last month in Keene.

Work to repair the former train depot at Benson's Wild Animal Farm is getting underway.

Gronk and Big Papi are back with another Dunkin' Donuts-inspired summer jam.

National and World News

Convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has filed a preliminary motion seeking a new trial.

President Obama is vowing to stay on the offensive against ISIS.

What's next for Greece after voters rejected tough austerity measures?

The killing of a sightseer on a San Francisco peer by an illegal immigrant has generated harsh criticism for the city's handling of the immigrant's case.

Pope Francis is wrapping up his tour in South America.

Bill Cosby is back in the news, after newly unsealed court documents from 2005 show he admitted to giving women drugs to make it easier to have sex with them.

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