Breaking News from The Pulse of NH – 4-11-2023

Breaking News from The Pulse of NH – 4-11-2023

An investigation is still underway into what sparked a two-alarm fire that destroyed a home in Manchester. By the time crews got to the scene in the area of Bridge Street and Walnut Street yesterday, much of the residence was already engulfed in flames. One person inside the house had to be rescued and was later airlifted to a hospital in Massachusetts with life-threatening injuries.  It took dozens of firefighters roughly two hours to finally get the blaze under control. 

Both Maine State Police and the York County Sheriff’s Office are continuing their investigation into a person’s death in Alfred. Law enforcement spent hours yesterday at a home on Waterboro Road and a person of interest was later taken into custody at a gas station in Lyman. The name of the person who died hasn’t been released yet. There was a report that this incident was connected to domestic violence, but police haven’t confirmed that. 

The search for the remains of Harmony Montgomery has taken Manchester police outside of New England. Manchester detectives recently traveled to Florida as they continue to investigate the death of the 5-year-old girl. Her father, Adam Montgomery, has been charged with second-degree murder in Harmony’s death. Montgomery has been an inmate at Valley Street Jail for about six months. A seven-hour, multiagency search operation was conducted last Friday in a Revere, Massachusetts, marsh not far from the neighborhood where murder suspect Montgomery was raised for a few years by his grandparents. What investigators were hoping to find was not disclosed, but locating Harmony’s remains is still a priority. 

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is scheduled make a trip to New Hampshire this week as he weighs running for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination. DeSantis is going to appear at the Amos Tuck Dinner in Manchester on Friday. DeSantis has been quiet about his future political plans but he’s expected to make a final decision soon. 

New Hampshire fire officials are urging people to be prepared as wildfire season begins. Firefighters said the fire danger was high in parts of the state, including in Bedford, where officials said firefighters have already been called to at least two fires this month believed to have started outside. Fire officials said they expect the fire danger to remain high Today and no permits are being issued for outdoor fires. 

The average price for a gallon of regular gas in New Hampshire is three-dollars-29-cents.  That’s an increase of seven-cents from a week ago according to Triple A.  The current national average is three-dollars-60-cents per gallon.