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AP-NH--New Hampshire News Digest, NH

September 8, 2018

New Hampshire news from The Associated Press for Saturday, Sept. 8, 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 207-772-4157. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

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UPCOMING TOMORROW:

LYME DISEASE-NEW ENGLAND

New England’s hot summer might be helping keep the ticks that carry Lyme disease at bay. By Patrick Whittle. Upcoming: 700 words, photos.

TOP STORIES:

NEW HAMPSHIRE-SWING DISTRICT

CONCORD, N.H. — It’s been 16 years since there was an open seat in New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional District — and now more than 16 candidates are hoping to fill it. Back when Republican Rep. John E. Sununu left to run for U.S. Senate in 2002, eight Republicans and two Democrats sought to replace him in what had long been a reliably red district. But after flipping in each of the last four cycles, it’s now a swing district in a swing state. The result? Eleven Democrats and six Republicans competing in Tuesday’s primaries. By Holly Ramer. SENT: 900 words, photos.

KIDNAPPING SURVIVOR

CONWAY, N.H. — A New Hampshire teenager who was abducted, imprisoned and sexually assaulted nearly five years ago said her ordeal made her stronger. Abby Hernandez spoke to ABC’s “20/20” in an interview that aired Friday night. She was kidnapped as she walked home from school in Conway in October 2013 and mysteriously returned home nine months later. SENT: 330 words.

IN BRIEF:

LEGIONNAIRE’S DISEASE: Two Massachusetts women are suing a New Hampshire hotel at the center of a Legionnaire’s disease outbreak.

BLIND VOTERS: New Hampshire polling places will feature a new system for blind and vision-impaired for Tuesday’s primary elections.

MANCHESTER SHOOTING: An arrest warrant has been issued for a man suspected in a fatal shooting in Manchester that led to the lengthy lockdown of a nearby high school.

POLICE PURSUIT-CRASH: A Hudson woman is hospitalized and facing numerous charges after a pursuit and crash.

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