AP-NH--New Hampshire News Digest 1:30 pm, NH
New Hampshire news from The Associated Press for Tuesday, Aug. 28, 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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CONCORD, N.H. — Lots of New Hampshire students are back in their classrooms this week, but Republican Gov. Chris Sununu is hoping that changes next year. Sununu on Tuesday created a commission to study whether the state should require schools to start after Labor Day, a step some other states already have taken. By Holly Ramer. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 4 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — Soft drink giant Coca-Cola announced on Tuesday it is acquiring Moxie, a long-lived and beloved New England soda brand that is the official state beverage of Maine. Moxie has been around since the 19th century and it’s famous in New England for its unique flavor, which is the product of a root extract that gives it a distinctive taste that polarizes drinkers. By Patrick Whittle. SENT: 390 words, photo.
WASHINGTON — Here’s how John McCain made it clear he was happy to see you in the Senate hallways. “Haven’t seen you in a while. How was the Betty Ford clinic?“Or he’d growl, “Whaddya want?” Such rascally greetings produced smiles before the discussion or tough questions even had begun. By Laurie Kellman. SENT: 710 words, photos.
BODY FOUND-PIZZA DELIVERY: Authorities in New Hampshire say the death of a woman at a home police visited for a welfare check was likely due to a medical issue.
EXCESSIVE HEAT: The school year has barely started in New England, but some school districts are already canceling classes or sending children home early as the region bakes in excessive heat
NURSING CENTER-MOUTH COVERED: Police in New Hampshire have charged a nursing assistant with simple assault, accused of covering the mouth of a 92-year-old patient at a nursing center.
LEGIONNAIRE’S DISEASE: Public health authorities in New Hampshire say a fifth person has been identified with Legionnaire’s disease and likely acquired it in Hampton.
SEAGULL KICKED: A man accused of kicking a seagull at a New Hampshire beach says it was an accident.
DOWNEASTER-POSITIVE TRAIN CONTROL:Officials say Amtrak’s Downeaster will continue to run from Massachusetts to Maine even without the automatic braking technology known as positive train control.
TAGGED LOBSTERS: New England’s lobster fishermen are being asked to keep an eye out for tagged lobsters that are part of a survey of the valuable crustaceans.
HOT WEATHER: Very hot and humid weather is in store for northern New England.
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