AP-NH--New Hampshire News Digest 1:30 pm, NH
New Hampshire news from The Associated Press for Monday, June 11, 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.
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SECURE PSYCHIATRIC UNIT
CONCORD, N.H. — Lawyers for a young New Hampshire man say his incarceration in a prison psychiatric unit violates a law governing emergency medical treatment, but state officials are rebutting that claim. Twenty-one-year-old Andrew Butler, of Hollis, was transferred to the prison from the state psychiatric hospital in January. State officials say patients can be sent to prison even if they haven’t been charged with crimes if they can’t be safely housed at the hospital, but Butler recently filed a petition in federal court challenging the practice. By Holly Ramer. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 350 words by 5 p.m.
PLAISTOW, N.H. — A fifth-grade student in New Hampshire who wants to stop bullying has told her school board that she’s been threatened to get shot in the head with an AK-47 assault rifle and buried in her backyard. SENT: 215 words.
WEDDING GUEST-CHOKING: Police responding to a fight that broke out at a wedding reception at a New Hampshire bar arrested a guest, saying he choked someone and fled.
GAS PRICES: Gas prices have gone down a bit in northern New England.
THREE-VEHICLE FATALITY: A New Hampshire man is facing drunken driving charges in connection with a fatal three-car crash in Massachusetts over the weekend.
CAR ENGINE FIRE: Fire officials say a car engine caught fire in the early hours of the weekend, damaging a nearby New Hampshire business.
INJURED COYOTE: Police in New Hampshire say an injured coyote has been seen around Pelham over the weekend.
FEDERAL AGENCIES-DISCUSSION: Representatives of several federal agencies will gather in a New Hampshire city to help educate communities about government resources available to them during a round-table discussion.
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