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

December 20, 2018

New Hampshire news from The Associated Press for Thursday, Dec. 20, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



CONCORD, N.H._ A bipartisan legislative rules committee in New Hampshire has unanimously objected to Trump administration changes to the state’s proposed work requirements for Medicaid recipients. But the state health commissioner said the rules can be implemented without the panel’s approval. By Holly Ramer. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words by 5 p.m.


Democrats will hold at least a dozen presidential primary debates starting in June 2019 and running through April 2020, with party Chairman Tom Perez promising rules that will give everyone in a potentially large field a fair shot at voters’ attention. By Bill Barrow. SENT: 640 words.


CHILD LURING CHARGES: Police in Vermont say a man accused of luring a runaway child he met online and soliciting children has been ordered held without bail.

FATAL SHOOTING-NEW HAMPSHIRE: New Hampshire authorities say a man was shot and killed outside of a restaurant in Dover.

PARDON-POLLING PLACE ALTERCATION: New Hampshire’s Executive Council has approved the pardon of a man convicted of resisting arrest at a polling place in 2014.

MOUNT SUNAPEE: New Hampshire’s Executive Council has approved the potential expansion of Mount Sunapee by Vail Resorts.

DOG KILLED-BROTHER CHARGED: A New Hampshire man has been accused of killing his brother’s dog and throwing the animal in a dumpster.

ELEVATOR SHAFT DEATH: Officials have identified the construction worker who died after falling down an elevator shaft in Massachusetts as 41-year-old Carlos Ortiz.

FATAL CRASH-NEW HAMPSHIRE: A New Hampshire man has been indicted on negligent homicide charges in connection to a crash that killed his wife and her 14-year-old daughter.


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