Jul 1, 2015 5:58 AM

All Things New Hampshire: Wednesday, July 1, 2015

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The 4th of July is right around the corner. Here's an extensive list of of fireworks and parades.

One housekeeping note: All Things New Hampshire will not have a Friday edition, but will return to a regular schedule on Monday.

Stories that have us clicking at NH1.com

A mother a 1 year-old who breastfeeds is upset that she was asked to breastfeed out of sight of other customers at one business in Pembroke.

A New Hampshire man is in critical condition after last weekend's explosion during a party at a water park in Taiwan.

Derry residents opposed to the closure of a fire station due to budget cuts gathered last night to show their support for the firefighters who man the station.

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie campaigned in New Hampshire hours after announcing he's seeking the Republican nomination for President in 2016.

Jeb Bush has released his tax records dating back 33 years-a record for a presidential candidate.

There will be plenty of presidential candidates campaigning in New Hampshire during Independence Day weekend-here's a rundown of where you can see them.

Presidential candidate Marco Rubio is adding to his NH staff with the hire of three southern NH activists.

Kelly Ayotte is launching her re-election campaign and is pushing back against Democratic attack ads.

A Manchester man has pleaded guilty to three different robberies in two different cities last November.

Another New Hampshire man has pleaded guilty to bank robberies in Lebanon and Claremont.

Police say a months-long investigation into a drug ring in Keene has netted 14 arrests and 5.5 kilograms of heroin.

New data suggests that New Hampshire is falling down on the job when it comes to submitting records of mentally ill people to a gun background check system.

Police in Portsmouth are looking for an armed robbery suspect.

Police in Sanbornton say they've arrested two men accused of trying to burglarize a house, wrestling the homeowner to the ground before running away.

A Hudson man is facing charges he solicited minors.

Everyone is safe after a two-alarm fire in Franklin last night.

Two campers lost in Bear Brook State Park have been found safe.

The rainy weather is impacting some beaches around the state.

A negative review online-and the owner's response-has led to increased foot traffic for one Manchester restaurant.

Endangered piping plover chicks are hatching along the Seacoast.

A traffic stop turned into an emotional moment for one mother of a military veteran.

Events we're following from the NH1 Media Center:

After several drownings in New Hampshire in recent weeks, the State Police Marine Patrol is holding a news conference to talk about safe water practices.

Arthur Collins will plead guilty today in Manchester to the 2001 shooting of a pawn shop owner. It's the first conviction for the state's cold case unit.

Today is the first day the state's hands-free driving law is in effect. No hand-held cell phone use is allowed.

A Keene man sets off today on a Rokon motorcycle in an cross-country trip to raise awareness for the Wounded Warrior Project.

The US and Cuba are expected to announce a deal re-opening embassies and the re-establishment of diplomatic ties.

Chris Christie continues his tour of NH, stopping in Bristol and Ashland today.

Portsmouth's Police Commission meets tonight to discuss accreditation for the embattled department.

Top News from around New Hampshire

Someone has stolen tools from a Habitat for Humanity work site, threatening the completion of a project 5 years in the making.

Regulators are one step closer to approving a contract between Liberty Utilities and Kinder Morgan for space on a proposed natural gas pipeline through southern New Hampshire.

Donald Trump made a campaign stop in Bedford Tuesday, and as usual had a lot to say. Macy's is the latest business to sever ties with Trump over his comments about Mexican immigrants.

Senator Kelly Ayotte kicked off her 2016 re-election campaign Tuesday night in Manchester.

The Portsmouth Police Department is retaining an ethics lawyer, weeks after the release of report critical of their conduct in handling the case of a sergeant who some say manipulated an elderly woman into leaving him a huge inheritance.

Neighbors of a proposed day shelter for the homeless in Exeter say they're going to court in their fight to stop it.

State Police say they'll be out in force patrolling New Hampshire highways on the 4th of July weekend-and also enforcing the new hands-free law.

Government/Politics

The wrangling continues over the state budget in Concord, as we enter July under a temporary budget plan.

A national organization says New Hampshire officials are hiding the "true debt" for the state.

Dover officials say they're no longer considering renovating the existing high school and are now debating whether to add a new wing or simply build an entirely new facility.

Carly Fiorina has announced new endorsements here in New Hampshire.

Martin O'Malley has announced his campaign primary counsel here in New Hampshire.

Courts

A South Hampton man has pleaded guilty for his role in an armed standoff with state and local police last June.

Sentencing has been continued for a Temple man accused of molesting a child.

A district court judge has ruled that two of three felony charges against a traveling nurse accused of taking drugs from Concord Hospital lacked probable cause to go forward.

Police/Fire

A man already awaiting trial for kidnapping a Seabrook teen is in more trouble after being accused of attacking a store owner in Nashua.

An autistic girl and a dog were rescued from a burning home in Somersworth.

Police are investigating a possible arson at the Foster's Daily Democrat building in Dover Tuesday afternoon.

A homeless man has been arrested after an armed robbery of a store in Keene.

A Jell-O shot and a beer at Laconia's Motorcycle Week led to revocation of bail for a Newmarket man accused of sexual assault.

A man found sleeping in a car at Rochester Commons is now facing heroin charges.

A motorcyclist was airlifted to the hospital after an accident in Milford that injured two others.

Business

New Hampshire retailers are concerned about proposed new federal rules that would expand overtime pay to millions of workers in the US.

An advocacy group says New Hampshire would see higher rates-but lower electricity bills-under the federal Clean Power Plan.

After Portsmouth's decision to build a parking garage at its existing site, Gary's Beverage is on the move to a bigger location.

The Hotel Portsmouth has been sold.

Another 50 layoffs have been announced at Dover educational testing company Measured Progress.

Sports

The US Women's national team is in the World Cup final

Other News

A former New Hampshire man who vacationed in the Granite State two weeks ago lost his wallet-and then had it returned to him after it was discovered...in Florida?

Starting today, all babies born in New Hampshire will be screened for a rare genetic disorder.

A new UNH report suggests that families with dual earners (two people working) are thriving.

Thinking of shooting off some fireworks this 4th of July? Not every town in NH allows it.

A new survey says New Hampshire remains one of the most patriotic states in America.

Merrimack is in 7th place in a competition to win a new dog park.

A now, a New Hampshire man with an "ingenious" invention...witness the glory of the triple-mower.

National and World News

Confusion reigns in Greece over its financial crisis.

141 bodies have been recovered from a plane crash in Indonesia.

The surviving prisoner who escaped from a maximum-security facility in upstate New York says he was the mastermind of the plot.

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are splitting up.

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