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

January 8, 2019

New Hampshire news from The Associated Press for Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019.

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

TOP STORIES:

SUPREME COURT-SENATE CHAMBERS

CONCORD, N.H. _ The New Hampshire Statehouse started its bicentennial year by welcoming back the state Supreme Court to its original home. When the Statehouse opened in 1819, the Senate chamber was shared with the Supreme Court. By Holly Ramer. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words by 5 p.m. Photo planned.

OFFSHRORE DRILLING BAN

PORTLAND, Maine _ State legislators from eight states are announcing a united effort to protect their states from offshore drilling. By Patrick Whittle. UPCOMING: 500 words by 5 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

MILL FIRE: Investigators are trying to determine the cause of a fire that burned down a two-story vacant mill building in New Hampshire.

OCEAN STATE JOB LOT-EXPANSION: Discount retailer Ocean State Job Lot has purchased six former Toys R Us locations and agreed to a long-term lease at a seventh in New York, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania.

WINTER WEATHER: The first part of a wintry one-two punch is creating a messy commute across northern New England, but forecasters are more worried about a bigger storm on Wednesday.

HOTEL-STABBING: Police in Vermont are investigating the stabbing and shooting of a man who was found in a hotel room.

WINTER WEATHER: The first part of a wintry one-two punch is going to create a messy commute across northern New England.

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