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

June 14, 2018

New Hampshire news from The Associated Press for Thursday, June 14, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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TOP STORIES:

VETERANS HOSPITAL-NEW HAMPSHIRE

CONCORD, N.H. — A task force studying problems at New Hampshire’s only veterans hospital has recommended that the facility bolster the services it offers patients, change its culture to ensure problems are addressed and work more closely with community groups and the state’s political leaders. By Michael Casey. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words by 3 p.m.

GREAT DANES SEIZED

OSSIPEE, N.H. — A woman who was found guilty of housing dozens of filthy and sick Great Danes in her New Hampshire mansion is expected back in court to learn her sentence. Christina Fay could serve as little as a month in jail on animal cruelty charges if she undergoes counseling. A hearing is scheduled for Thursday to discuss an alternative plan to prosecutors’ recommended yearlong jail term. By Stephanie Morales. SENT: 130 words, photo. UPCOMING: 500 words by 6 p.m.

SEXUAL MISCONDUCT-DARTMOUTH PROFESSOR

HANOVER, N.H.— Dartmouth College’s president says one of three psychology professor facing sexual misconduct allegations has chosen to retire following an investigation and recommendation that the school fire him. President Phil Hanlon announced Professor Todd Heatherton’s retirement in a letter to the Dartmouth community Thursday. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words by 4 p.m.

MEDICAL MARIJUANA

PROVIDENCE, R.I.— Rhode Island lawmakers are considering requiring medical marijuana dispensaries to pay 50 times more for their licenses, making the fee the highest in New England by far. The latest budget proposes increasing the annual fee from $5,000 to $250,000. By Dylan McGuinness. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words by 5 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

GRADUATION FOR ONE: A New Hampshire high school senior class president about to head out for military training couldn’t make his graduation, so he got his own personal ceremony instead.

STUCK DUCK: Animal officials, police officers, firefighters and concerned New Hampshire residents have helped free a little duckling that got stuck in a drain.

KIDNAPPING CHARGES: Three men in New Hampshire have been accused of abducting and beating another man before he was able to escape and call for help.

LOBSTER FISHING DATA: Federal fishing managers are asking for comments about potential changes to the way the U.S.’s lucrative lobster fishing industry is monitored.

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