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

May 16, 2018

New Hampshire news from The Associated Press for Wednesday, May 16, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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CONCORD, N.H. — New Hampshire’s most iconic attraction had been decimated by forest fires and logging when President Woodrow Wilson established it as a national forest a century ago. Now, the White Mountain National Forest stretches over 800,000 acres in the northern part of the state and part of Maine. By Stephanie Morales. SENT: 480 words, photo.


CONCORD, N.H. — The director of the Office of the Child Advocate is calling for cooperation instead of finger-pointing after the state issued a lengthy response to abuse allegations at New Hampshire’s youth detention center. The Disability Rights Center issued a report last week saying staff at the Sununu Youth Services Center routinely violated state law in using dangerous face-down restraint methods, including in the case of a 14-year-old boy with emotional and behavioral disabilities who ended up with a broken shoulder blade in December. The state attorney general and commissioner of Health and Human Services responded Tuesday, calling the report unfounded and irresponsible and accusing the center of cherry-picking information about the incident. By Holly Ramer. SENT: 550 words.


CONCORD, N.H.— The New Hampshire Supreme Court is being asked to weigh in on a bill to eliminate the distinction between full-fledged residency and being domiciled in the state for voting purposes. Current law allows college students and others who consider the state their domicile to vote without being subject to residency requirements, such as getting a New Hampshire driver’s license or registering a vehicle. By Holly Ramer. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words by 5 p.m.


ELECTRIC COOP-CONTRACT: A federal mediator is scheduled to meet with representatives of the New Hampshire Electric Cooperative and workers entering the 10th day of a strike over pension and retirement plan proposals.

DEATH INVESTIGATION: Vermont State Police detectives say a woman was found dead on the floor of her home shortly after she called 911 to say her husband was pointing a handgun at her and that he had been drinking.

OVERDOSE-CHILD IN VAN: Police in New Hampshire say they treated a woman in a minivan suffering from a drug overdose with 4-year-old son asleep in the back.

CHILDREN-THREATENING CHARGES: Police in New Hampshire say they’ve arrested a Somersworth man for allegedly threatening to assault several children.

METH LAB: Police in New Hampshire say they discovered a meth lab along the Connecticut River in Hinsdale.

DMV WAIT TIMES: New Hampshire is about to debut a new online system that will display current wait times for the busiest Division of Motor Vehicles locations.


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