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All Things New Hampshire: Wednesday, July 8, 2015


Stories we're following from the NH1 Media Center

A computer glitch is causing delays for United flights around the country.

It was a busy afternoon at NH1, with news breaking on several stories. The Attorney General's office is investigating an apparent murder-suicide in Exeter involving a girlfriend and boyfriend.

Body cameras helped explain what happened in a deadly officer-involved shooting in Bath.

19 year-old Rio Tilton has won a special election in Hampton Falls and Seabrook for House District 20.

With documents released this week showing Bill Cosby admitting to using drugs to have sex with women, a local woman who once fell victim to Cosby's advances is speaking out.

A letter from House Speaker Shawn Jasper calling on Democrats in the legislature to break ranks with the Governor and end the impasse on the state budget has angered some House members.

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is running for President as a Republican and says many of his opponents are talking a lot, but don't have the plans to back up that talk.

Former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley, campaigning in the Granite State today for the Democratic nomination for President, is proposing to make college debt-free.

GOP Presidential candidate Ben Carson says his strategy is simple: telling the truth will help him win the nomination.

Corrections officials in Concord are looking for an inmate who walked away from a transitional facility late last week.

There's a Confederate flag controversy right here in New Hampshire-a local pastor has written a blog post addressing two men in Exeter flying the flag from the back of their vehicle.

Getting unwanted and creepy spam text messages on your phone? NH1 Investigates where they're coming from and how you can stop them.

The numbers are in on the amount of people stopped under the state's new hands-free cellphone law during its first weekend.

Synthetic drugs like Spice are now officially illegal in the Granite State, after the Governor signed a bill into law this week.

A late addition to the fireworks-related injuries from Independence Day weekend: A man using a homemade cannon to shoot off fireworks was seriously injured in Newton.

A Manchester man is facing charges after Merrimack Police say he was drunk and driving with drugs and an open container of vodka.

State police have announced several arrests resulting from a 4th of July sobriety checkpoint in Bristol.

Former Danville fire chief David Kimball has died.

Health officials in New Hampshire are holding information sessions on the Medicaid program.

They're quickly becoming the Hall & Oates of New England sports musicians: Gronk & Papi have teamed up again for another Dunkin' Donuts-inspired jam.

It's a one in 50 million sight: a rare two-toned lobster caught off the Maine coast.

Events we're following from the NH1 Media Center

On the campaign trail: Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley speaks at St Anselm College this morning. Dr. Ben Carson stops in Concord. Carly Fiorina is in Salem.

Michael Weeden will be sentenced today. The former Dover City Councilor was convicted last month on charges he criminal threatened his former girlfriend.

GOP Presidential candidate Jeb Bush holds a town-hall-type event at the VFW post in Hudson tonight at 6:15pm.

Starting today and continuing through Friday, Nashua firefighters will be conducting controlled burns as part of a training exercise at a home on West Hollis Street.

The man known as the "Iron Cowboy", who's pledged to run 50 triathalons in 50 days (!), will be completing the New Hampshire leg of his journey today.

Top News

Police in Barrington say a man has drowned in Stonehouse pond in Barrington.

Police in Manchester are investigating a report of shots fired on South Street.

A man in a motorized wheelchair was hit this morning in Manchester.

An Alton man who was charged with disorderly conduct at a town selectman's meeting earlier this year (the charges were later dismissed) is now suing the town.

Community members gathered together for a memorial ride in honor of Dunbarton teen Trevor Gonyer, who died in a car accident in Weare last week.

A firearms instructor in Claremont shot by one of his students during a lesson at his mother's home in Vermont remains in critical condition.

Blood samples from people exposed to contaminated water in a well at Pease International Tradeport have been shipped off to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for testing.

The DOT has ordered a red-listed bridge in Bow to close, causing headaches for drivers who use the road where the bridge is located as a shortcut.

The man who was killed when his motorized scooter was struck while he was going down a road in Hooksett Monday was new to the neighborhood according to his apartment manager.

A State Police major remains on leave after pleading not guilty to charges connected to a fight with his brother at his parents' home in Jaffrey.


Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, set to announce a run for the GOP presidential nomination next week, has announced campaign stops in New Hampshire.

Dr. Ben Carson spoke at a Politics & Eggs event in Bedford Tuesday as the Republican presidential candidate continues his campaign swing through New Hampshire.

A Republican entrepreneur has contributed $500,000 to Senator Kelly Ayotte's re-election campaign in the hopes his party will address the issue of climate change.

National Democrats are urging Governor Maggie Hassan to enter the Senate race.

A gun rights advocates' group is planning a rally at the State House this weekend in favor of doing away with the state's concealed-carry permit. A measure that would have done just that was vetoed by the Governor this week.

The Joint Building Committee in Dover has approved a plan to build a new high school.

Nashua library workers could soon be getting a pay hike.

Days after a ruptured wastewater pipe leaked raw sewage into the Nashua River, city aldermen are reviewing a proposal to upgrade the city’s wastewater treatment plant.

A man's long-running battle to get a "No Parking" sign restored in front of his house gets his case heard tonight by the Nashua Board of Alderman's infrastructure committe.

The town of Middleton owes neighboring Farmington $400,000, though it's not clear if or when they're going to pay up.

A group of 8th graders in Alton were successful in their effort to get the school board to overturn a decision by teachers and administrators to cancel a proposed class trip to Arlington National Cemetery.


Two men suspected in a unsolved murder case in Manchester will be sentenced Friday for their role in a violent home break-in attack in Hampton.

A judge has ruled that there's enough probable cause to move forward with a trial for a New Ipswich man accused of sexually abusing three children.

The city of Manchester is facing a lawsuit from a landlord who claims he was arrested for recording an interaction with police who were carrying out a drug raid at one of his properties.

The Dartmouth College fraternity that partly inspired the film "Animal House", since derecognized by the school after a 2014 hazing incident, is appealing a Hanover Zoning Board ruling that prevents its members from living at its house.


Newly released court documents appear to finally shed some light on why a Rochester woman has been in jail since a raid on her home in April.

Concord Police are asking for your help in finding a man who's been missing since last week after running away from his caregiver.

Charges have been dropped against a Newmarket man accused of sticking his girlfriend with a needle after sexually assaulting her last fall.

A Swanzey man is facing charges he resisted arrest after being pulled over on suspicion of DWI.

Police in Portsmouth say a Maine man was drunk and carrying drugs when he intentionally rear-ended another car-twice-that he thought was being driven by someone he knew.

A nest found in a water heater forced a tenant and a dog living above the Greenland Veterinary Hospital from their home last night.


Opponents of the proposed Kinder-Morgan natural gas pipeline say that proposed new federal rules intended to make natural gas delivery safer don't go far enough.

Local inventor Dean Kamen's company will receive $7 million dollars from the U.S. Government to develop a prosthetic arm with a sense of touch.

Comcast, which has a call center in Hudson, says it's boosting its download speeds in an effort to get a leg up in the internet provider industry.

Other News

A 10 year-old boy from Rollinsford who's been in the hospital since April after a brain tumor was removed is finally home with his family.

A Pennsylvania couple vacationing in New Hampshire are among those opening up their wallets to help replace tools stolen from a Habitat for Humanity work site in Manchester.

National and World News

Greece has until Sunday to make a proposal to Eurozone leaders to avoid a financial collapse.

A right-to-die bill has stalled in California's legislature.

The body of a missing baby has been found in the Connecticut River after the father jumped in with the child in an apparent suicide attempt.

Subway has suspended ties with spokesperson Jared Fogel after a federal raid at his home.

Microsoft is cutting 7800 jobs.

Get excited, Star Wars fans: The untold story of Han Solo is coming to the big screen.

Mr. Burns lives! Harry Shearer is returning to The Simpsons.

Coca-Cola wants you to imagine a world without labels.

Paula Deen is in the spotlight again after a photo of her son in "brownface" caught traction on social media.

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