New Hampshire news from The Associated Press for Wednesday, Jan. 3, 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.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

TOP STORIES:

VOTER ELIGIBILITY

CONCORD, N.H. — The Republican-led New Hampshire Senate has passed a bill to further tighten eligibility requirements for voters. By Holly Ramer. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words by 5 p.m.

DEEP FREEZE

SAVANNAH, Ga. — Brutal winter weather that's brought subzero temperatures to parts of the U.S. is threatening to dump snow and ice across areas of the South that rarely see flurries, much less accumulation. The National Weather Service said a wintry mix of snow and freezing rain was expected Wednesday mainly along the Atlantic seaboard from Florida to North Carolina. It warned that icy roads and low visibility could make driving treacherous across the region. By Russ Bynum. SENT: 940 words.

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BC-NNE--WINTER WEATHER.

BC-DEEP FREEZE-THE LATEST.

IN BRIEF:

DOGS SEIZED-COLD: Authorities say a New Hampshire woman kept 22 German shepherds in a barn with no heat or fresh water in subzero temperatures.

POLICE CHIEF DAUGHTER-HEROIN: The daughter of a New Hampshire police chief has been charged with possessing and selling heroin.

SNOWMOBILE CRASH-TWO HURT: Officials say two people were injured when they lost control of their snowmobile and crashed into some trees.

COCAINE TRAFFICKING-SENTENCE: A New Hampshire man has been sentenced in federal court to serve 7 ½ years in prison for cocaine trafficking.

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