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Aug 19, 2015 5:09 AM

All Things New Hampshire: Wednesday, August 19, 2015


One man is dead after an early-morning shooting in Manchester, and a witness described to NH1 the victim's final moments. The man police say was the shooter is now in custody.

A Nashua man is facing felony charges after police say he made a "gun gesture" with his hands-and was shot at by police. He wasn't hurt-but it turns out he wasn't the man police were originally looking for after getting a call about a man threatening a utility worker.

The defense in the trial of Owen Labrie says the girls involved in the "Senior Salute" tradition were honored to be a part of it, and the sexual contact Labrie had with the 15 year-old girl who is accusing him of rape was consensual.

Remember the "I've fallen and I can't get up" lady from those TV ads? A new phone scam is being investigated in Auburn that lures in seniors by promising them a similar kind of device as seen in the commercial.

Eversource is proposing a new route for the Northern Pass transmission line project-and one of its features is buried lines through some of the state's most scenic areas.

Comments Hillary Clinton made to activists from the "Black Lives Matter" movement in New Hampshire are generating a lot of conversation.

The second heat wave of the season became official Tuesday, and Chief Meteorologist Joe Joyce breaks down what the poor air quality alerts mean for you and your lifestyle. He also has some tips on how you can stay cool during the hot weather.

Somersworth has passed an ordinance intended to curb panhandling in the city.

Manchester has earned a top ranking for its small business friendliness.

The Hampton Beach Children's Festival is underway and continues through the end of the week.

A New Hampshire teen who is blind and autistic brought down the house with his rendition of the National Anthem at Fenway Park Monday.

It hasn't been the greatest Red Sox season, but one tradition soldiers on outside Fenway Park: Learn more about Arthur's Way.

Events we're following from the NH1 Media Center

Today is the one-year anniversary of the release of the ISIS video depicting the death of Rochester journalist James Foley.

GOP Presidential candidates Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, Carly Fiorina, Bobby Jindal, John Kasich, and Scott Walker are attending an education forum this morning in Londonderry.

The frontrunner among the Republican Presidential candidates, Donald Trump, holds a town hall meeting tonight at 6:30pm at Pinkerton Academy.

The alleged victim in the rape trial of former St. Paul's student Owen Labrie is expected to take the stand again today as the trial enters day 3.

Manchester community leaders are gathering to announce a new initiative called the Neighborhood Health Improvement Strategy this morning at a 10:30am news conference at the Gossler Park School.

Lawyers for Tom Brady, the NFLPA, and the NFL itself will be in court in Manhattan today for a hearing on the appeal of Brady's 4-game Deflategate suspension.

Top News from around New Hampshire

The Air Force has agreed to comply with an Environmental Protection Association order to clean up a contaminated well at Pease International Tradeport.

Media organizations, including NH1 News, are asking a judge to release the video from body cameras worn by officers involved in the shooting death of a man in Bath last month.

Last night Peterborough residents debated a proposed medical marijuana cultivation facility that would be located near ConVal High School. In Merrimack, there was no debate about the rules for a proposed medical marijuana facility-no one spoke on the issue before the town's planning board during last night's meeting and the rules passed unanimously.

Those involved in the fight to curb the state's heroin crisis says there are still roadblocks present when getting life-saving medication like Narcan in the hands of people who need it.

Investigators say there's insufficient evidence to charge a Dartmouth fraternity accused of branding new members.

An ESPN source claims that Tom Brady would be willing to accept a lower suspension for his lack of cooperation in the Deflategate investigation, but continues to refuse to accept any suspension related to the deflation of balls.


Wisconsin Governor and 2016 Republican Presidential candidate Scott Walker has named 3 GOP activists co-chairs of his New Hampshire campaign.

South Carolina Senator and 2016 Presidential candidate Lindsey Graham has scheduled 10 stops in the Granite State over the coming weekend.

Dover's City Manager is trying to explain the numbers behind the city's proposed High School renovation plan.

There's still lots of tension in New Durham after the Board of Selectman's decision to terminate the police chief-Monday's Selectmen meeting was highlighted by concerns about one Selectman carrying a gun and a lengthy debate over chairs.

Rochester's City Council discussed a proposed ordinance intended to cut down on panhandling at its meeting last night.

Parking rates at meters in Portsmouth are about to go up, but residents can avoid the hike by getting a special device.

The Portsmouth City Council has ordered the city's labor attorney to review the severance package of a deputy chief.

6 people have submitted paperwork to be considered for the vacant seat on the Portsmouth Police Commission.

The Coos County Planning Board is taking a methodical approach as it reviews the proposed redevelopment and expansion of the Balsams Resort.

One Nashua Mayoral candidate is reaching out to young voters to help get an edge in his campaign, spearheading a registration drive that he hopes will bring 500 new voters to the polls.

Selectmen in Bow are taking steps to address the now-closed bridge on Birchdale Road-a bridge that wasn't scheduled to be replaced until the 2020s.

Londonderry's Town Council is considering a measure to limit target shooting in the Musquash Conservation Area.


A man convicted in the 1973 murder of a Nashua 12 year-old, released from prison 7 years ago amid much controversy, is headed back to prison, this time in Florida, in connection to a theft at a dollar store.

As the rape trial of St. Paul's grad Owen Labrie continues, another St. Paul's graduate has been found guilty of pressing a hot lamp against his then-girlfriend's leg, but will avoid jail time.

A Barrington woman is denying that nearly $250,000 in cash were seized during a raid of her home were gained through heroin sales.

The state has reached a settlement with pharmaceutical company Amgen over accusations of deceptive promotion of two popular drugs.


The New Hampshire Police Standards and Training Council will meet next week to determine whether Canterbury Police Chief John LaRoche's certification as a police officer should be revoked. LaRoche is facing charges he sexually assaulted a teenager between 1999 and 2000 while working as a police office in Boscawen.

Police in York County, Maine, say a Manchester man was found drowned in a local pond Tuesday.

The Coast Guard says it rescued 2 people from a sinking boat 12 miles south of Portsmouth Harbor.

A woman was hospitalized Tuesday after slipping and falling at Crystal Lake Dam in Gilmanton.

A Keene man remains hospitalized in critical condition after an accident on Route 125 in Epping Monday afternoon.

A brush fire across 1.5 acres was quickly knocked down Tuesday afternoon in Strafford.


Work is underway on a new rental car center at the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport that officials say will free up more terminal space for seating and charging stations near baggage claim areas.

Fairpoint Communications has accepted $4.4 million in federal funds to improve infastructure and service speeds.

19 New Hampshire companies made Inc. Magazine's list of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States.


The Associated Press is reporting that Tom Brady and Roger Goodell met Tuesday to try to resolve the Deflategate controversy but no progress was made.

A big change at the top of the Red Sox organization, where former Tigers front office man Dave Dombrowski is in and Sox GM Ben Cherington is out.

The Patriots have made a trade to shore up their Tight End depth behind Rob Gronkowski.

Other News

If you've had your EZPass transponder for a long time, the DOT is recommending you check to make sure they're still working.

The Robinson Pond beach in Hudson is closed after health officials detected cyanobacteria.

The Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire has raised $28,000 from the auctioning of two Moose hunting permits.

Dover has opened a cooling center through Friday for residents hoping to beat the heat.

A seatbelt safety campaign targeting pickup truck drivers is underway in Derry and Auburn.

A demonstration on the use of Narcan is being held this Saturday at the Seabrook Library.

A Manchester church is giving you the chance to help refugees trying to escape the radical terror group ISIS-all you have to do is kiss a camel.

National and World News

Donald Trump is gaining on Hillary Clinton in head-to-head polling.

Wildfires continue to threaten much of the U.S.

Subway spokesperson Jared Fogel is expected to plead guilty to child pornography charges.

Part of a motel near Seattle collapsed following an explosion being blamed on a gas leak.

Rosie O'Donnell's missing 17-year-old daughter has been found safe.

A Little League softball team playing for the World Series is facing accusations they intentionally threw a game.


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