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BC-NH--New Hampshire News Digest 6 pm, NH

January 8, 2019

New Hampshire news from The Associated Press for Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019.

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org

TOP STORIES:

SUPREME COURT-SENATE CHAMBERS

CONCORD, N.H. _ The New Hampshire Supreme Court returned to its original Statehouse home Tuesday, holding a session that touched on the sweep of history and the specificity of a single word. The court held oral arguments in the newly-renovated Senate chamber as part the building’s bicentennial celebration. When the Statehouse opened in 1819, the court shared the chamber with the Senate, and the scales of justice still figure prominently in the room’s decor. By Holly Ramer. SENT: 470 words, photo.

OFFSHORE DRILLING BAN

PORTLAND, Maine _ A group of nine Democratic lawmakers from different coastal states says it’s going to use the coming legislative sessions to try to block attempts at offshore drilling. By Patrick Whittle. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words by 6 p.m.

MEDICAL MARKETING

Ads for prescription drugs appeared 5 million times in just one year, capping a recent surge in U.S. medical marketing, a new analysis found. The advertisements for various medicines showed up on TV, newspapers, online sites and elsewhere in 2016. Their numbers soared over 20 years as part of broad health industry efforts to promote drugs, devices, lab tests and even hospitals. By Lindsey Tanner. SENT: 820 words.

IN BRIEF:

MILL FIRE: Investigators are trying to determine the cause of a fire that burned down a two-story vacant mill building in New Hampshire.

BANK ROBBERY ARREST: The suspect in a bank robbery that led to the lock-out at three Hartford schools will be returning to Vermont from Massachusetts, where he was arrested.

OCEAN STATE JOB LOT-EXPANSION: Discount retailer Ocean State Job Lot has purchased six former Toys R Us locations and agreed to a long-term lease at a seventh in New York, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania.

WINTER WEATHER: The first part of a wintry one-two punch is creating a messy commute across northern New England, but forecasters are more worried about a bigger storm on Wednesday.

HOTEL-STABBING: Police in Vermont are investigating the stabbing and shooting of a man who was found in a hotel room.

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