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AP-NH--New Hampshire News Digest 6 pm, NH

June 14, 2018

New Hampshire news from The Associated Press for Thursday, June 14, 2018.

Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in New Hampshire. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to the northern New England desk at 603-224-3327.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking news and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date.

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TOP STORIES:

VETERANS HOSPITAL-NEW HAMPSHIRE

CONCORD, N.H. — A New Hampshire veterans hospital accused of having a fly-infested operating room and mistreating patients should expand its range of services, work more closely with the community and promote a culture that enhances accountability, according to a report issued Thursday. By Michael Casey. SENT: 590 words.

GREAT DANES SEIZED

OSSIPEE, N.H. — A judge has ruled a woman who was found guilty of housing dozens of filthy and sick Great Danes in her New Hampshire mansion will serve no jail time, but is responsible for paying back nearly $2 million for their care until they find new homes. By Stephanie Morales. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words by 6 p.m.

SEXUAL MISCONDUCT-DARTMOUTH PROFESSOR

HANOVER, N.H.— Dartmouth College’s president says one of three psychology professor facing sexual misconduct allegations has chosen to retire following an investigation and recommendation that the school fire him. President Phil Hanlon announced Professor Todd Heatherton’s retirement in a letter to the Dartmouth community Thursday. SENT: 335 words.

MEDICAL MARIJUANA

PROVIDENCE, R.I.— Rhode Island lawmakers are considering requiring medical marijuana dispensaries to pay 50 times more for their licenses, making the fee the highest in New England by far. The latest budget proposes increasing the annual fee from $5,000 to $250,000. By Dylan McGuinness. SENT: 380 words.

IN BRIEF:

SUNUNU-RE-ELECTION: Republican Gov. Chris Sununu has filed for re-election to serve a second, two-year term.

GRADUATION FOR ONE: A New Hampshire high school senior class president about to head out for military training couldn’t make his graduation, so he got his own personal ceremony instead.

STUCK DUCK: Animal officials, police officers, firefighters and concerned New Hampshire residents have helped free a little duckling that got stuck in a drain.

KIDNAPPING CHARGES: Three men in New Hampshire have been accused of abducting and beating another man before he was able to escape and call for help.

LOBSTER FISHING DATA: Federal fishing managers are asking for comments about potential changes to the way the U.S.’s lucrative lobster fishing industry is monitored.

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