BC-NH--New Hampshire News Digest 1:30 pm, NH
New Hampshire news from The Associated Press for Friday, Dec. 7, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.
HEALTH OVERHAUL-NEW HAMPSHIRE
CONCORD, N.H. _ Fewer people in New Hampshire have signed up for insurance under former President Barack Obama’s health care law this year as the enrollment deadline nears. Figures released Thursday by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services show that as of Dec. 1, about 15,000 people had signed up in New Hampshire, compared to more than 19,000 by the same time last year. By Holly Ramer. SENT: 405 words.
NEW YORK _ Democrats are hitting fast forward.The first major presidential campaign announcements could come before year’s end. The Democratic National Committee plans to announce a debate framework by then featuring 15 to 20 candidates. The first primary debate could happen as early as May, a full three months before the premiere debate of the 2016 cycle. By Steve Peoples, Bill Barrow and Will Weissert. SENT: 1,215 words, photos.
PORTLAND, Maine _ Fishermen who seek one of the most important bait fish on the East Coast are likely to see a dramatic reduction next year in the amount they are allowed to harvest, and the change could have major implications for lobster consumers. The commercial fishery for herring is a major industry in the Atlantic states, where the little fish is important as lobster bait and is also eaten by people. By Patrick Whittle. SENT: 360 words.
PURPLE HEART-VETERAN: A World War II veteran in New Hampshire who is battling cancer is going to receive a long-awaited Purple Heart.
LUMBERYARD FATAL: A fire has damaged a building at a lumberyard business in New Hampshire.
FATAL CRASH-NEW HAMPSHIRE: Police in New Hampshire say a driver has died after crashing into parked vehicles, trees, and a building.
BUS DRIVER RESCUE: Police say two elementary school students came to the rescue after their bus driver collapsed behind the wheel in New Hampshire.
NEW HAMPSHIRE VETERANS-PEARL HARBOR: Veterans and their families are gathering at the New Hampshire Veterans Home in remembrance of Pearl Harbor Day.
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