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Jun 17, 2015 9:30 AM

All Things New Hampshire: Wednesday, June 17, 2015


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4 people were displaced by a fire in Peterborough.

Donald Trump officially kicked off his Presidential campaign Tuesday. His net worth, according to documentation he released, is close to $9 billion dollars-here's what you can do with that money.

A day after announcing his entry into the race for the White House, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush campaigned in New Hampshire.

A surprising new poll shows Bernie Sanders positioned to give Hillary Clinton a battle in the New Hampshire Democratic Presidential primary.

Joint House and Senate Committees have approved increased funding for domestic violence programs.

A local NH watchdog group is calling for an investigation into Frank Guinta and his campaign finance violations.

Concern among some parents of one elementary school in Concord, where the names and photos of students are posted on Facebook.

A serious accident closed Route 28 in Salem for a period of time yesterday.

Police in Keene have arrested a man accused of luring a teenager via Facebook messenger.

A restaurant worker and young father is dead of an apparent heroin overdose in Portsmouth.

A Nashua woman says she walked into her kitchen and found a man trying to steal her TV.

There's a new Sheriff in Rockingham County.

Fans of the Monarchs gathered in Manchester last night to celebrate the team's first-and last-Calder Cup.

As Motorcycle Week continues in Laconia, it's all about location for businesses as they cash in on all the extra traffic.

Police in Merrimack are mourning the loss of 101 year-old Roy Ingerson, a special officer who served 20 years as a crossing guard in town.

Citing financial challenges, a college in Massachusetts is closing.

Check out this flash mob started by the valedictorian at Portsmouth High School during last week's graduation ceremonies.

It was a long, cold winter, but it was also the 4th-best winter for NH ski resorts.

Events we're following from the NH1 Media Center

Donald Trump is in Manchester this evening, speaking at Manchester Community College in his second stop since declaring his candidacy Tuesday.

Ohio Governor John Kasich will be in Manchester as well, meeting with Mayor Ted Gatsas and taking a walk downtown around 3pm.

There's a hearing today in Lancaster in the cases of Scott and Genevieve Kelley, accused of taking Genevieve's daughter out of the country during a custody dispute in 2005 and disappearing for 10 years. Whether the girl, who's now 19, will testify in the upcoming trial will is expected to be the focus of today's hearing.

It could be a long day at the State House, as lawmakers are expected to work into the night in an attempt to reach a compromise on a budget.

There's also a conference committee on a proposal to give Planet Fitness a tax break. Officials at the fitness chain say they may have to move their corporate headquarters out of state if the deal isn't done.

A public hearing by the Portsmouth Police Commission, to discuss the report about Sergeant Aaron Goodwin's disputed inheritance, will be held at 5 pm this afternoon. in City Council chambers.

State officials plan to report at a public meeting tonight on the first 100 blood samples taken in the case of the contaminated well at Pease International Tradeport in Portsmouth.

Top News

Exeter, known as the birthplace of the Republican Party, is now considering raising fees to use its town hall (where Abraham Lincoln once spoke) to more than 4 times the current fee-and some think that could stifle freedom of speech.

Testimony continues in the trial of Remy Gross-Santos, accused of falling asleep at the wheel after drinking and hitting two women in Hampton last June.

The postponement of Derryfest to 2016 has led some town officials to request a look at the books of the nonprofit that organizes the event.

The wreckage of a plane crash in North Hampton has been removed by investigators.


New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who still has not announced a run for President, will be back on the Seacoast on Thursday.

GOP Presidential candidate Ben Carson has named his New Hampshire state director.

Former New York Governor George Pataki is confirming his attendance at an upcoming candidates' forum in August.

Senator Kelly Ayotte is joining the call for Fox News to change the way it is running its upcoming August GOP Presidential candidates' debate in Cleveland.

New Hampshire's Senators are complaining about the living conditions for sailors at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.

Governor Hassan struck a more aggressive tone when talking about the GOP's budget priorities.

Lawmakers have yet to reach an agreement on a plan to change the way the state uses money collected by taxing carbon emissions from power plants.

Nashua's city budget will likely include funding to restore one patrolman's position.

Manchester's School Committee will vote next week on a new contract agreement with teachers, though the cost of that agreement is under scrutiny.

Durham's former Town Hall will likely be sold in the next 60 days.

Goffstown is considering banning downhill skateboarding, or "street luge".

A group of students went before the Pembroke School Board to continue the effort to convince the board to reverse the decision to do away with the "Headmaster" title at Pembroke Academy.


A man who robbed a gas station in Rochester and assaulted a clerk has pleaded guilty and could face up to 10 years in prison.

A 19 year-old Groveton man who led officers on a snowmobile chase after they tried to stop him last winter for having a loud exhaust, was sentenced to 5 months in prison Tuesday.

The principal of a school in York, Maine-who lives in New Hampshire-is waiving his arraignment in his OUI case.

A former state psychologist-given a rebuke by a judge for his testimony in a court case he says he didn't even know was happening until minutes before-is going to the state Supreme Court to have his name cleared.


A moving van was swallowed up by flames in Manchester early this morning.

Police in Rochester now say they expect to charge someone in connection with a hit-and-run accident that killed a local man riding a bicycle last month.

A pickup driven by a man who said he was swerving to avoid a deer knocked down a utility pole in Pelham this morning, leading to the closure of a portion of Mammoth Road.

The U.S. Attorney's office in New Hampshire has arrested two people on heroin distribution charges.

3 people are facing drug-related charges in Bow after a raid on Tuesday.

Police in Concord say a young mother found dead in a car at a Walmart parking lot was killed by a combination of carbon monoxide and opiates.

A break-in at Belmont Firearms and Range is under investigation, but police say no weapons were stolen.

Police in Londonderry have charged a man with stealing more $300,000 from his employer at a butcher shop.

A woman stopped for jaywalking in Nashua is facing more charges after police say she was carrying a knife-in violation of her status as a previously convicted felon.

Some Monarchs-related Calder Cup celebrating got a little rowdy at a local hotel, and police were called.

Police in Manchester have charged a city man with a smash-and-grab car burglary near the Verizon Wireless Arena Monday, and he's got a long criminal history-45 pages long, to be exact.

A Nashua man is accused of threatening a woman with a knife and assaulting her.

A man who fled a vehicle crash in Dover Friday night has turned himself in to police.

A woman who spoke critically of police in Portsmouth at a recent public meeting is now behind bars, and apparently has a long history with the law.


A new report is crediting the economic impact of Pease International Tradeport.

Eversource has announced a "New Hampshire first" jobs initiative in partnership with local contractors and electrial workers' unions.

Representatives from National Grid will be in Pelham this week canvassing neighborhoods to discuss a potential transmission line project.

New Hampshire's unemployment rate held steady in May.

A city resident has purchased the former Nashua Courthouse.

The former Merrimack Hotel & Conference Center has been sold, but the future of the facility remains uncertain.


The US women's team is moving on to the medal round after a win over Nigeria in World Cup play Thursday.

The Red Sox' Brock Holt hit for the cycle in a much-needed win over the Braves yesterday afternoon.

The Golden State Warriors won the NBA title last night over the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Other News

A Massachusetts college is renaming one of its schools after Martin Richard, the youngest victim in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing attacks.

The trailer for the documentary "Food Fight", chronicling last summer's dispute between workers and management at supermarket chain Market Basket, was released online Tuesday.

A well-known blues singer from New Hampshire has died.

Durham residents will have to travel out of town if they hope to view fireworks this year.

National and World News

Al-Qaida's #2 man has reportedly been killed in Yemen.

Islamic State lost its hold on a key town near the Turkish border.

Several students in Ireland are dead after a balcony collapse.

The Foo Fighters have cancelled their European tour after Dave Grol's broken leg during a concert over the weekend.

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