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AP-NH--New Hampshire News Digest 1:30 pm, NH

June 5, 2018

New Hampshire news from The Associated Press for Tuesday, June 5, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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MANCHESTER, N.H. — Just a week into his new job, the acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs will be in New Hampshire checking on progress at a medical center recovering from both flooding and allegations of substandard care. Peter O’Rourke, a veteran of the Navy an Air Force, previously served as head of the VA’s accountability office and as the department’s chief of staff. He was named acting secretary last week while President Donald Trump’s nominee, Robert Wilkie, awaits confirmation as permanent secretary. By Holly Ramer. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 350 words by 6 p.m.


CONCORD, N.H. — The attorney general’s office says there’s no credible evidence that a New Hampshire Senate intern was paid off in exchange for keeping quiet about an inappropriate comment a senator made to him in 2013. Sen. Andy Sanborn, a Bedford Republican running for Congress, has acknowledged using what he called “crass language,” but says allegations that an intern was given a job and cash from the former Senate chief of staff in exchange for silence were complete fiction. By Holly Ramer. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 3 p.m.


MOTEL-CARBON MONOXIDE: Firefighters say they evacuated a 30-unit motel in New Hampshire due to high carbon monoxide levels in about half of the rooms.

BEARS-COLLEGE TOWN: New Hampshire wildlife officials may change their minds about relocating a female bear from a college town.

MILK TANKER-CRASH: Authorities are cleaning up an estimated 3,500 to 4,000 gallons of spilled milk in a tanker crash on Interstate 93 in New Hampshire.

FIREFIGHTER BEER: A new beer brewed by a New Hampshire brewery will help the Somersworth Fire Department raise money for the community.

STATE PRIMARY-DEADLINES: The 2018 election cycle is under way in New Hampshire, with a few important dates this week.

NONPROFITS-ONLINE FUNDRAISER: An online fundraising event is giving New Hampshire residents 24 hours to raise as much money and awareness possible for nonprofits across the state.


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