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AP-NH--New Hampshire News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, NH

January 4, 2018

New Hampshire news from The Associated Press for Thursday, Jan. 4, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

WINTER WEATHER

HARTFORD, Conn. — Residents across a huge swath of the U.S. awakened Thursday to the beginnings of a massive winter storm expected to deliver snow, ice and high winds followed by possible record-breaking cold as it moves up the Eastern Seaboard from the Carolinas to Maine. Blizzard warnings and states of emergency were in effect, schools and government offices closed for the day and motorists were warned to be careful as conditions began to worsen. By Susan Haigh. SENT: 835 words, photos.

WINTER WEATHER-NEW ENGLAND

BOSTON — Snow from a storm that could leave behind accumulations of up to 18 inches in some spots of New England has started. A light snow started falling in Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and New Hampshire just before dawn Thursday. SENT: 130 words.

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WINTER WEATHER-THE LATEST

DEEP FREEZE

BOMB CYCLONE

WASHINGTON — When it comes to weather, it’s hard to sound scarier than “bomb cyclone.” It’s a version of a real weather term that applies to a massive winter storm that pulled together Wednesday off the U.S. Southeast coast. But as fearsome as the storm is with high winds and some snow, it may not be quite as explosive as the term sounds. By Seth Borenstein. SENT: 390 words, photos.

TRUMP-ELECTION COMMISSION

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is disbanding his controversial voter fraud commission amid infighting, lawsuits and state officials’ refusal to cooperate. On Twitter early Thursday he said states that wouldn’t cooperate must know they have people voting illegally.By Jill Colvin and John Hanna. SENT: 895 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

LUMBER MILL FIRE: Firefighters say a fire has been burning at a New Hampshire lumber mill.

OFFICER DEATH: An 18-year-old charged with negligent homicide in the death of an off-duty Massachusetts police officer has made an appearance in a New Hampshire courtroom.

BASS FISHING: Interstate fishing managers are holding hearings in East Coast states about a plan to change the rules about one of the Atlantic Ocean’s most popular recreational fisheries.

SUPERINTENDENT HONORED: The superintendent of Oyster River Cooperative School District is being honored by his peers in New Hampshire.

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