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BC-NH--New Hampshire News Digest 6 pm, NH

January 2, 2019

New Hampshire news from The Associated Press for Wednesday, Jan. 2, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

UPCOMING TOMORROW:

SUNUNU-INAUGURATION

CONCORD, N.H. _ Coverage of Gov. John Sununu’s inauguration. AP Photos planned.

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STATEHOUSE GUNS

CONCORD, N.H. — New Hampshire Democrats asserted their newly-acquired power at the Statehouse on Wednesday by restoring a ban on guns and other deadly weapons on the House floor. Rules on allowing guns in Representatives Hall, including the anteroom and public gallery overlooking it, have flipped back and forth depending on which party held a majority for the last decade. By Holly Ramer. SENT: 575 words, photos.

SUNUNU-INAUGURATION

CONCORD, N.H._ Gov. Chris Sununu is focusing on children in his second inaugural address, with plans to discuss New Hampshire’s high rate of pediatric cancer, youth suicide prevention and innovations in education. By Holly Ramer. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 6 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

MANCHESTER SHOOTING-INDICTMENT: A New Hampshire man has been indicted on first- and second-degree murder charges in the shooting death of a man in Manchester last year.

RUSSIA VISIT-NEW HAMPSHIRE: New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen says reports that NASA’s administrator has invited the head of the Russian space agency for a visit undermine the United States’ core national security objectives.

POLICE SHOOTING: The attorney general’s office has concluded that a New Hampshire state trooper was justified in firing at a driver last year on Route 101 in Epping.

ANTIQUE CARS-CUSTOMER THEFT: An antiques car repairman in New Hampshire has been sentenced to five to 10 years in state prison for taking more than $187,000 from customers and not fixing their vehicles.

HUNTING SEASONS: New Hampshire’s Fish and Game Department says preliminary hunting numbers show a state record for bear season and increases in the deer and fall turkey seasons.

CRASH THREAT-ARMED UBER DRIVER: Police in New Hampshire say a man who crashed into cars and a restaurant was held at gunpoint by an Uber driver acting as a good Samaritan until officers arrived moments later.

SNOWMOBILE CRASH: Authorities say two people on a snowmobile were ejected and injured in a crash on a New Hampshire lake.

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