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

February 5, 2019

New Hampshire news from The Associated Press for Tuesday, Feb. 5, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

UPCOMING:

MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION-NEW HAMPSHIRE

CONCORD, N.H. _ A bill to legalize recreational marijuana use gets a public hearing at the New Hampshire Statehouse. By Holly Ramer. Developing.

HARVESTING ICE

HOLDERNESS, N.H. _ Modern refrigerators have little appeal for summer guests at a rustic New Hampshire resort who prefer cooling their bottles of water, soda and beer the old-fashioned way. The preparation begins five months ahead of time, when resort staffers and volunteers gather to harvest ice from nearby Squam Lake. The January ritual dates back to 1897, when Rockywold-Deephaven Camps first opened in the town of Holderness, and is practiced for commercial purposes only at a handful of other places in the country. By Michael Casey. SENT: 925 word, photos, video.

ELECTION 2020-HARRIS-EARLY STATES

COLUMBIA, S.C. _ In the first full month of her presidential campaign, Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris is planning a tour of the nation’s four early-voting states. Harris’ schedule announced Tuesday includes two days each in South Carolina, New Hampshire, Iowa and Nevada, states where support will be key to building momentum in a crowded 2020 Democratic field. By Meg Kinnard. SENT: 235 words, photos.

SUPER BOWL-PATRIOTS PARADE

BOSTON — Hundreds of thousands of giddy fans jammed downtown Boston on Tuesday for a parade celebrating the New England Patriots’ sixth Super Bowl title, clamoring for more with cheers of “We want seven!” and “Next year, right here!” By Philip Marcelo. SENT: 450 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

HEPATITIS-NEW HAMPSHIRE: New Hampshire health officials say they’re seeing an increase in hepatitis A cases over the past three months, and they’re concerned about the start of an outbreak.

DEATHS-INVESTIGATION: New Hampshire authorities are calling the deaths of two adults in Hooksett suspicious.

ICY CONDITIONS: Police are investigating multiple crashes on a northern New Hampshire road, including one that resulted in a fatality, following a morning of treacherous travel conditions due to black ice.

PRINCIPAL-FALSE REPORTING CHARGE: A judge has ordered a mental health evaluation for a former New Hampshire school principal accused of fabricating a story about being assaulted in her home.

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