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All Things New Hampshire: Tuesday, May 5, 2015


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The first taste of summer in a long, long time brought thousands out to Hampton Beach Monday.

The warm weather has its drawbacks: a 6-alarm brush fire in Concord was fought by more than 70 firefighters. Chief Meteorologist Joe Joyce says conditions are ripe to make more brush fires possible this week.

An eventful day at the sentencing for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, as the convicted Boston Marathon bomber appeared to shed tears during testimony by family members.

Police are investigating a robbery attempt in Manchester on Saturday where a WWII vet helped fight off his attacker with a cane.

A man wanted in connection with a bar assault in Dover has turned himself in.

The trial of Genevieve Kelley, accused of disappearing with her then-8 year-old daughter in a custody dispute in 2005, is scheduled to begin on Friday.

A Nashua mother of 3 children has been charged after an investigation into an overdose death in her apartment.

Carly Fiorina and Ben Carson are the latest entrants into the race for President.

The Senate budget-writing committee heard from Department of Health and Human Services officials Monday as they prepare to review the House's state budget proposal.

Supporters and foes of New Hampshire's concealed carry weapon permit are using the debate as a fundraising rallying cry.

New Hampshire Democrats are trading barbs with the NH GOP over a fine the Democrats received over campaign spending.

Reports of a dog being thrown out of a car in Rochester have turned out to be made up.

6 people are out of their homes after a fire in Laconia.

A corruption probe into activities by former Boston Mayor Tom Menino has been released.

Caught on Camera: Video shows a police officer being dragged by a car when the suspect drives off.

New Hampshire's top schools for 2015 were honored on Monday.

Researchers collected water samples of Lake Winnepesaukee Monday.

3 UNH football players have been signed by NFL teams in the aftermath of the NFL draft.

The NH1 Top 5: The top 5 exports in NH by dollar value.

The name of the royal baby has been revealed.

Monday was Star Wars Day, and Vanity Fair is celebrating with the release of the cover of its latest issue, featuring Han Solo and Chewbacca on the cover.

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It's Cinco de Mayo. UNH officials and Durham Police say they'll be closely monitoring for any rowdy behavior by UNH students on the Mexican holiday-they've got the day off today.

Hope, Arkansas will be the setting for former Governor Mike Huckabee's announcement that he'll be running for President in 2016.

The National Endowment for the Arts Chairwoman Jane Chu will be in Manchester today, attending an event at the Currier Museum of Art. She'll also attend the Capitol Center for the Arts and the Concord Community Music School.

Former New York Govenror George Pataki will be in New Hampshire today. Pataki speaks at New England College at noon and Franklin Pierce College at 3pm.

The Senate Finance Committee is holding a public hearing on the state budget Tuesday aftenoon at 3pm at the State House in Concord.

Also taking place this morning in Concord-a hearing on a bill that would force people convicted of violent crimes to attend sentencing. This bill, sponsored by Democrat Reny Cushing, was spurred by the Seth Mazzaglia murder case, after he tried to skip his sentencing for the murder of UNH student Lizzi Marriott.

Concerned Veterans for America will host a second VA Reform Summit at 3pm at the Littleton Community Center in Littleton.

Rochester's City Council will vote on the city budget tonight.

The open-road toll lanes on Interstate 95 in Hampton will be closed for night maintenance work tonight.

Top News

The trial of Genevieve Kelley may be delayed for months after a surprise announcement by the prosecutor.

After months of debate, a proposed second parking garage for downtown Portsmouth was approved by the City Council Monday night. Residents spoke overwhelmingly in favor of the plan during a public hearing before last night's vote.

The estate trial of an elderly woman who left $2.1 million to a Portsmouth Police Sergeant continued in Dover Monday.

Eversource wants to...lower its rates?

State education officials made a long-awaited appearance before the Manchester School Board during an at-times heated hearing Monday night.

Police in Bedford are looking for someone who stole a wallet from a shopper at Marshall's and then proceeded to spend $20,000 on her credit cards over the next 2 hours.

The owners of a salvage yard in Salem that caught fire last Friday, who had already been ordered to clean up the property, say they may need more time now.


As Hillary Clinton prepares to discuss the immigration issue at an appearance in Nevada Tuesday, her campaign is making efforts to reach out to Latinos in New Hampshire.

Officials from the Department of Health and Human Services are calling for Senate budget writers to restore funding as discussions over the next 2-year state budget continue.

Dover officials are hoping for a boost in state education aid as part of the final budget package that will be voted on tomorrow night.

State officials have delayed a construction project on Loudon Road in Concord, saying needed money from a federal grant won't be available until next year.

Nashua Aldermen will decide this week on a proposal to fund a revamp of the city's website.

The Timberlane Regional School district will study the potential impact of Sandown's possible withdrawal.


A Nashua man is facing 10 years in prison after being convicted on a federal firearms charge.

A man from Chester was sentenced Monday after being found guilty of chasing his roommate with a chainsaw last fall.

The former welfare administrator for the town of Troy will spend 30 days in jail on charges she used town money to pay her personal bills.

A man from Derry accused of sexually assaulting a 12 year-old girl and soliciting 3 others has been denied his request to have access to juvenile records of his victims and other witness in an effort to challenge their testimony in court.

A state rep convicted of shooting a gun while trying to stop a brawl in his home during a 2010 party is asking for a new trial.

A man arrested over the weekend after firing a gun in the backyard of his home in Merrimack has been released on bail.


Police in Manchester say a resident awoke to find a burglar taking a backpack out of the window of a first-floor apartment at his Brook Street home.

A motorcyclist was airlifted to a hospital Monday night in Belmont after apparently being hit by a car backing out of a driveway.

Another motorcyclist, this one from Nashua, is facing charges after being accused of trying to run away from police-twice.

A Raymond man is facing charges for a series of arson fires in both Raymond and Epping.

A lost hiker found her way down Mount Monadnock early Monday morning after her cellphone died during a hike.

Police in Berwick, Maine are investigating the burning of a car believed to be from New Hampshire.

Police in Hampton Falls say the elderly are the target of a phone scam.


Comcast announced its first-quarter results yesterday, along with a milestone-it now has more internet subscribers than cable subscribers.

Other News

A Manchester school that only last year was dealing with failing test scores has won a statewide excellence award.

The results from a UNH study suggest that rising seas brought on by climate change are threatening to have a real impact on the New Hampshire coast.

A new study from Dartmouth researchers suggests energy drinks mixed with alcohol are an addictive combination for some teenagers.

A survey from the bedding company Sleep Number suggests Granite Staters have the 2nd-best night's sleep in the nation.

The story of a 6 year-old from Rochester battling cancer has generated an outpouring of well-wishes from the community.

An on-call EMT from Barrington has been recognized as the EMT of the year.

Big plans are in the works for a traffic circle in Stratham.

National and World

Hillary Clinton's lawyer says the former Secretary of State is willing to testify one time before a Congressional panel investigating the 2012 attack on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi, Libya. Her husband, former President Bill Clinton, is defending criticism about donations to the Clinton Foundation charitable organization and his paid speaking appearances.

The new Attorney General is headed to Baltimore.

The President is expected to nominate a Massachusetts native as the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

The terror group Islamic State is taking responsibility for last weekend's attack in Texas at a center with a display of cartoons of the prophet Muhammad. One of the gunmen killed in that attack had previously been the target of an FBI terror probe.

A New York police officer shot in the head while trying to question a suspect on Saturday has died.

President Obama made an appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman as the longtime late-night host winds down his run.

We're guaranteed at least 2 more seasons of "The Simpsons".


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