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AP-NH--New Hampshire News Advisory, NH

September 17, 2018

New Hampshire news from The Associated Press for Monday, Sept. 17, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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TOP STORY:

FOSTER KIDS-PSYCHIATRIC DRUGS

WASHINGTON — Thousands of children in foster care may be getting powerful psychiatric drugs prescribed to them without basic safeguards, according to a federal watchdog’s investigation that finds a failure to care for youngsters whose lives have already been disrupted. The report due Monday from the Health and Human Services inspector general’s office found that about 1 in 3 foster kids from a sample of states including New Hanmpshire were prescribed psychiatric drugs without treatment plans or follow-up, which are considered standard for sound medical care. By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar.

AP Photos WX202-0321060000.

IN BRIEF:

TEENS-MENTAL ILLNESS: Student athletes from around New Hampshire are being featured on posters to reduce the stigma of mental illness. Dartmouth-Hitchcock, the state Department of Education and the New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association on Monday will unveil a statewide poster campaign designed to help high school students identify and ask for help with emotional and mental health issues. It’s part of an awareness campaign called R.E.A.C.T, an acronym that urges people to Recognize the signs, Express concern, Act now, Care enough to follow up and Text for more help.

HOUSE FIRE: Fire officials in New Hampshire are investigating a fire that destroyed a home. WMUR-TV reports crews responded to a Hudson home around 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Officials say the fire was in the basement and first-floor of the home.

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