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All Things New Hampshire: Tuesday, June 30, 2015

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A huge drug bust announced by police in Manchester Tuesday, with heroin estimated to have a $2 million street value taken off the streets.

The driver involved in last week's deadly hit-and-run accident in Newmarket is now out of the hospital, though no charges have been filed in the case so far.

Senator Kelly Ayotte, who's about to launch her 2016 re-election campaign, is being targeted by a pro-Democrat group in a series of new digital ads.

The tables have been turned on Donald Trump, as it's NBC who's telling him "you're fired".

Ohio Governor John Kasich is expected to announce a presidential run July 21, with a visit to New Hampshire soon after.

The cost of college is about to go up for many in New Hampshire, as a University system tuition freeze is coming to an end.

The woman convicted of giving drugs to a man later involved in a deadly accident along the Seacoast is requesting work release.

The family of a New Hampshire man severely burned in an accident at a party at a water park in Taiwan is raising money to pay his medical bills.

Well water remains a concern in Portsmouth after the closure of a contaminated well at Pease.

Police in Rochester have arrested a man they say took part in a violent home break-in and burglary.

A Merrimack elementary school janitor is facing charges he threatened to shoot a co-worker.

13 people remained out of a home Monday night after their apartment building was evacuated Sunday following heavy rains.

Hampton Police have charged a man after an incident last week that resulted in a police officer getting dragged alongside his car.

A New Ipswich man has been charged with molesting 3 children.

A Rochester school board member and past President of the NH School Boards Association is facing DWI charges.

Governor Hassan has signed a bill that would study funding a commuter rail project in New Hampshire.

A Rochester teen in need of prosthetic leg got some help this weekend as a yard sale raised thousands of dollars for her cause.

Gas prices have dropped slightly in New Hampshire.

Stories we're following from the NH1 Media Center today

Senator Jeanne Shaheen attends a free workshop discussing how small businesses can use Facebook this morning at 10am at Nashua Community College.

2nd District Congresswoman Annie Kuster and USDA Deputy Secretary Harden are hosting "a panel discussion on the role of women in agriculture" this morning at 10:30am at Diamond Hill Farm in Concord.

At 11am, Senator Ayotte will present military medals to WWII U.S. Army Sergeant Dr. Thayer Wade and to the family of WWII U.S. Army Air Force Corporal Alan C. Wagner.

State Police are holding a 1:30pm news conference at Hilton Park in Dover to outline their traffic safety enforcement plans for the 4th of July holiday weekend.

Donald Trump is scheduled to appear this afternoon at 5:30pm at a "reception in his honor" at a home in Bedford.

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is expected to end his months-long flirtation with a 2016 Presidential run today, announcing his candidacy in an event at his old high school. He then travels to a town hall meeting in Sandown at 6pm.

Some Derry residents are planning to meet at the Hampstead Road Fire Station at 7pm for a "send-off". The fire station is closing effective tomorrow after the Town Council approved budget cuts several weeks ago.

New Hampshire Senator Kelly Ayotte kicks off her 2016 re-election campaign today at 7pm at the Alpine Club in Manchester.

More emails from Hillary Clinton's tenure as Secretary of State are expected to be released today by the federal government.

The U.S. Government is also expected to announce new draft rules that would increase the number of people eligible for overtime pay.

Top News

Undaunted by the lingering controversy over his campaign finance violations, Republican 1st District Congressman Frank Guinta is sending out a fundraising email for his re-election campaign in 2016.

The Southern New Hampshire University men's basketball team is getting a first-hand look at the financial crisis in Greece as they tour the country.

Investigators are at Cheshire Fairgrounds in Swanzey today, trying to determine the cause of a pair of suspicious early-morning fires.

A third New Hampshire prison officer has been indicted on witness tampering charges in connection with a July 2014 incident inside the state prison where an inmate's shirt was supposedly cut off with a knife.

Police in Rochester have arrested a man wanted in connection with a violent break-in and robbery at a mobile home park back in March.

Police in Portsmouth are investigating an early-morning armed robbery at a gas station on Woodbury Avenue.

A husband and wife are facing charges after police from 5 towns were called in to break up a party at their home Saturday night that resulted in the use of pepper spray on partygoers who turned on the officers.

Max the dog, who escaped from a hotel in Salem after his owner was arrested last week on drug charges, is now safe after 6 days on the run.

Government/Politics

Donald Trump has named a co-chair of his campaign in New Hampshire.

Ben Carson is riding his outsider status to a strong early showing in campaign polling.

Portsmouth City Councilors are divided over whether to disband the city's police commission, under fire after a report criticized the department's handling of the inheritance case of Sergeant Aaron Goodwin. One of those commissioners is upset that a scheduled meeting was cancelled on Monday night, and is criticizing the chairman.

The city of Dover is challenging a judge's ruling requiring them to release information about candidates who applied for their Superintendent position.

Courts

A Manchester man has received a 20-year-to-life sentence for a May 2014 shooting and attempted murder at an Elm Street restaurant.

A 19 year-old Newmarket man is expected to plead guilty next month to charges he sexually assaulted a 12 year-old girl.

A Middleton man has been indicted on charges he sexually assaulted a 5 year-old girl back in 2013.

A Claremont man pleaded guilty in federal court to charges he robbed 3 area banks in October and November of 2013.

A Laconia man accused of Social Security fraud pleaded guilty Monday.

The impact from a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to block Environmental Protection Agency restrictions on mercury emissions from power plants won't be felt much in New Hampshire, where there are already tough regulations in place. Eversource is moving ahead with plans to reduce toxic emissions from the coal-burning Schiller Station.

Police/Fire

Manchester's new police chief was officially sworn in Monday morning.

A Massachusetts man was seriously hurt after his vehicle rear-ended a tractor-trailer being driven by a New Hampshire man on Interstate I-93.

A Manchester woman seriously hurt in a Sunday night crash in Londonderry is now facing DWI charges.

Investigators say a Belmont man has confessed to hitting a deer, then signing up for insurance and pretending the accident didn't happen until after he got covered.

There's new details about the man accused of robbing a bank in Nashua last week.

Danbury police have arrested 3 people after search of a home on Route 4.

A road in New Boston is back open after a crash on Monday involving a tanker carrying pool water.

A blown junction box underneath a sidewalk in downtown Newmarket put a scare into nearby business owners and residents.

Owners of a home burned by fire in Candia on Friday were assessing the damage on Monday.

The Police Chief in Pittsburg is getting ready to retire.

Business

The owner of KC's Rib Shack in Manchester went on offense after a bad review of the restaurant was posted online.

Other News

Manchester now has its own disc golf course.

A new study released by a demographer from UNH says the US population growth is slowing, but also becoming more diverse.

National and World News

The surviving escapee from a maximum security prison is talking to investigators about how their plan went wrong.

Officials in Greece say a default is inevitable.

The President's approval rating is on the rise.

The backers of Boston's 2024 Olympic bid have painted a rosy financial picture for the effort, saying the city will end up with a surplus after the games should the city be awarded the event.

A passenger on one of Japan's bullet trains tried to set themselves on fire Tuesday.

Dozens are dead after a military plane crashed into an Indonesian city.

In response to a measles outbreak in California, the state legislature has passed a strict school vaccine bill.

The US Supreme Court has upheld the use of a controversial drug used in executions.

Let's end on an up note: please enjoy the immortal Rick Astley (he of the "rickrolling" phenomenon) singing "Uptown Funk".

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