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Aug 5, 2015 5:15 AM

All Things New Hampshire: Wednesday, August 5, 2015


The father and daughter killed in Monday night's tent collapse in Lancaster have been identified. Witnesses recounted for NH1 News the hectic moments after the tent went down.

The field is set for Thursday night's Fox News debate featuring 10 of the 17 major candidates seeking the Republican presidential nomination.

One of those GOP presidential candidates, Florida Senator Marco Rubio, returns to the Granite State in 3 weeks.

Meet the New Meth: NH1 Chief Investigative Reporter Paul Meuller tells us about a new version of a well-known drug that's turning up in the state's capital city. NH1 was there as guns and ammunition were apparently taken from Chief John LaRoche's home Tuesday afternoon.

Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas has rolled out a 13-point plan-to be implemented in the next 60 days-that deals with the city's heroin crisis.

The State Police Drug Task Force has made seven heroin-related arrests in Cheshire and Sullivan Counties.

Canterbury's police chief is facing sexual assault charges for an incident dating back more than 15 years involving a then-teenage girl.

Former Dover City Councilor Michael Weeden, convicted of criminally threatening a former girlfriend and sentenced to 6 months in prison, was posting pictures on Facebook as he relaxed at home Sunday-but there is an explanation.

Police in Manchester say a woman passed out behind the wheel of her vehicle Monday was found with heroin, cash, and a stun gun.

A Hollis man is facing DWI charges for a second time after a road rage incident Monday night.

Transcripts from the June appeal of Tom Brady's 4-game Deflategate suspension are being made public.

The speed slides at the Liquid Planet water park are closed until further notice, per order of the Attorney General.

A second member of a family involved in a brawl last summer at the entrance to Canobie Lake Park when they were told they couldn't bring knives inside has been sentenced to prison time.

There's a new K-9 member of the Salem Police Department.

10 abandoned puppies were brought to Concord by nonprofit organization Pilots N Paws.

The threat of stormy weather led Nashua to cancel its National Night out activities.

Events we're following from the NH1 Media Center

John Eddy will make his initial court appearance today. He's the Dublin man arrested Tuesday in connection with a home break-in attack in Greenfield.

The trial of Kerry Joseph is underway. He's the Dover man accused of shooting another man in the chest in Rochester last summer, then going on the run for several days before being tracked down in Rhode Island.

Canterbury Police Chief John LaRoche is expected in court today on charges he sexually assaulted a teenager when he worked for the Boscawen Police Department in 1999 and 200.

The Governor's Executive Council meets today at 10am. They'll be voting on a $1.07 million dollar contract to provide funding for several family planning or medical centers-including Planned Parenthood, the center of a national controversy over the alleged sale of fetal issue.

Top News

There is video of the moments before and after Monday night's tent collapse in Lancaster.

More wild weather caused power outages around New Hampshire Tuesday.

A new poll of New Hampshire voters suggests Bernie Sanders is gaining ground on Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

Four state Drug Task Force officers, shot and wounded during the same drug raid at the Greenland home of Cullen Mutrie that led to the death of Greenland Police Chief Michael Maloney, have lost a state Supreme court appeal looking to hold Mutrie's mother responsible for their injuries.

Police have made an arrest in connection with a home break-in attack in Greenfield Monday.

Derry's police chief says drug overdoses have more than doubled in that town in 2015...and we still have 5 months left in the year.

A hit-and-run crash injured a motorcyclist on the Everett Turnpike in Merrimack last night.

A bridge renamed in honor of fallen Brentwood Police officer Stephen Arkell was dedicated last night.

Barrington residents turned out in force to voice their concerns about a proposed well that could impact longtime local business Calef's Fine Foods.

Walmart is apologizing after employees at its Somersworth store told a local woman not to print photos of a breastfeeding mother.


The trial of a Dover man accused of shooting another man in the chest in Rochester last year is getting underway this week.

A Concord man accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl from Newmarket is asking a judge to throw out statements he made to detectives, saying they forced him to answer their questions even after saying he didn't want to.

A Wisconsin woman accused of throwing a baby in Keene has been indicted on first-degree assault charges.

A man accused of robbing a bank while wearing a President Obama mask and claiming he was "redistributing the wealth" is expected to plead guilty in court next month.


A traffic stop for a homemade license plate led to a drug arrest in Manchester early Tuesday.

Police in Portsmouth say a car smashed into a tree after crossing a center line Tuesday.

A bad mix of cleaning chemicals in the laundry room led to the evacuation of a hotel in Merrimack Tuesday night.


Religion and birth control were among the topics discussed at a town hall held by Republican Presidential candidate Chris Christie on Tuesday in Manchester.

Republican Presidential candidate Rick Santorum stopped by defense contractor TRM Microwave on Tuesday.

A former Republican National Committeewoman from NH has endorsed Ohio Governor John Kasich for President.

Despite getting approval from city aldermen, Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas has vetoed a new 3-year contract with city teachers.

Rochester's City Council has approved a $3.7 million renovation of the City Hall annex.

Portsmouth officials want to address the issue of a lack of playing fields in the city.

Portsmouth's City Attorney has been ordered to review a severance package for a former Deputy Police Chief.


Executives from Eversource say they're willing to bury some of the lines in the proposed 187-mile Northern Pass transmission project-but not all of them.

The state's largest manufacturing employer says it's seeing encouraging signs of economic growth.

Citing declining enrollment, Mount Washington College in Manchester is closing its doors.

Your first chance to get a piece of Planet Fitness is expected to come this Thursday, when the Newington-based business makes its IPO.

Executives of a Nashua-based painting contractor have been fined for failing to pay overtime wages to workers.


Boston's mayor wants to ban chewing tobacco at sports venues like Fenway Park.

Other News

As the debate continues over arming security officers at schools around the country, Nashua's colleges and universities are sticking to unarmed security to keep their students and faculty safe.

State investigators have confirmed heightened levels of Cyanobacteria in Nippo Pond in Barrington, and swimmers are being asked to steer clear of the affected areas.

Members of a committee looking at ways to improve traffic in downtown Meredith-plagued by delays every summer-are going back to the drawing board.

Co-workers of a Hooskett town employee are rallying around her as her husband battles a rare illness.

A new clock is coming to Nashua's Main Street downtown, and is being dedicated in memory of a longtime city business owner.

National and World News

Toxicology tests show that there were no chemicals or toxins in the blood of the unidentified girl known as "Baby Doe".

The family of a black woman found dead in a Texas jail three days after a confrontation with a white state trooper filed a wrongful-death lawsuit Tuesday against the officer and other officials.

24 people are dead after a train derailment in India.

Police in Mississippi are looking for a suspected shooter near a military base.

A Massachusetts police officer is accused of punching a handcuffed suspect.

A New Hampshire native makes the top 5 in the list of highest-paid American actors.


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