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AP-NH--New Hampshire News Digest, NH

September 9, 2018

New Hampshire news from The Associated Press for Sunday, Sept. 9, 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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LYME DISEASE-NEW ENGLAND

New England’s hot summer might be helping keep the ticks that carry Lyme disease at bay. The Northeastern states — which are some of the worst for Lyme in the U.S., posing a hazard to residents and vacationers alike — are still totaling the number of Lyme cases from the summer months, and there will likely be more in the fall. But preliminary indicators show the disease abating, and public health authorities are finding fewer deer ticks, state officials and researchers said. By Patrick Whittle. SENT: 600 words, photos.

JAMAICAN LOTTERY SCAM

BISMARCK, N.D. — A Rhode Island woman accused of funneling lottery scam money between the U.S. and Jamaica through her airline job goes on trial in federal court in North Dakota this week. She is the last of 27 defendants in the case that began seven years ago this month. Court documents list victims in North Dakota, South Dakota, South Carolina and Texas, with illegal scam-related activity also alleged in New York, New Hampshire, California and Florida. By Blake Nicholson. SENT: 800 words.

IN BRIEF:

DURHAM STABBING: Authorities say a Durham man was legally justified in killing another man during a fight last year.

FLAGS ON THE 48: New Hampshire hikers have once again honored the lives lost in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

NIGHTS OF REMEMBRANCE: New Hampshire military units, police and fire departments and honor guards from across the state are participating in an annual program that honors veterans with nightly soundings of taps.

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