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BC-NH--New Hampshire News Digest, 1 pm, NH

December 30, 2018

New Hampshire news from The Associated Press for Sunday, Dec. 30, 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. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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JOPLIN, Mo. _ Paychecks will be increasing for thousands of low-wage workers across the U.S. _ but not for all _ as the new year brings a patchwork of new laws in numerous states. By David A. Lieb. Sent: 1,000 words. Photos.

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POLAR PLUNGE-NH: New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu has taken the plunge into the icy North Atlantic to raise money for people dealing with addiction. The “Freezin’ for a Reason” event in Hampton was launched by a man who lost two sons to drug addiction. Chucky Rosa jumps in the ocean every day of the year. Money goes to scholarships to help people who want to overcome substance use disorders.

WESTBROOK MILL: A New Hampshire company with a history of reinventing shuttered mills has made a purchase in Westbrook, Maine. Chinburg Properties, of Newmarket, New Hampshire, paid $5.1 million this month for the Dana Warp Mill, a former textile mill at 90 Bridge St. The five-story brick building stretches along the Presumpscot River and overlooks downtown Westbrook.

HOUSE FIRE-DOG: Officials say a dog saved a New Hampshire couple when a fire swept through a home that had no working smoke detectors in the town of Barnstead. Deputy Fire Chief John Drew said the occupants were sound asleep but were alerted to the impending disaster by their deaf dog.

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