New Hampshire news from The Associated Press for Wednesday, July 4, 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 207-772-4157. For up-to-the minute information on AP's coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

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ARCHIE ILLUSTRATOR-STATUE TRIBUTE

A life-size bronze statue of a red-haired, freckled Archie will soon greet visitors at a New Hampshire town in honor of the local man who drew the comic book character and his group of wholesome teenage friends. Bob Montana illustrated Archie, Betty, Veronica and Jughead from 1942 until his death in 1975 at age 54. He lived in Meredith, New Hampshire, for 35 years until he died from a heart attack while cross-country skiing. By Stephanie Morales. SENT: 685 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

SCIENCE GRANT: Dartmouth College is receiving a $800,000 federal grant to research nerve signaling in the human brain.

FATAL MOTORCYCLE CRASH: Police are investigating a single-motorcycle crash that left one person dead.

INDEPENDENCE DAY-NEW CITIZENS: More than 100 people have celebrated Independence Day in New Hampshire by becoming U.S. citizens.

BODY FOUND-LAKE: Rescue personnel say they have found the body of a 65-year-old man who went missing after driving into a lake.

FIREWORKS STOLEN: Police are searching for two men suspected of stealing more than $10,000 worth of fireworks from a New Hampshire store.