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

December 5, 2018

New Hampshire news from The Associated Press for Wednesday, Dec. 5, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



CONCORD, N.H. _ New Hampshire lawmakers are going to decide whether to re-elect their veteran secretary of state and guardian of the first-in-the-nation presidential primary. Bill Gardner, the nation’s longest-serving secretary of state, has held the job for 42 years. He’s been criticized for serving on President Donald Trump’s election fraud commission and for supporting legislation to tighten voter registration rules. By Paul Steinhauser. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words by 3 p.m., photos.


HOUSE SPEAKER: New Hampshire Democratic Rep. Steve Shurtleff has been elected House Speaker.

SENATE PRESIDENT: Democrat Donna Soucy has been elected president of New Hampshire’s Senate.

MESSAGE THREAT-CIA WEBSITE: Court documents say a man accused of sending a threatening message to the CIA’s website saying he was going to shoot New Hampshire’s governor told police he’s a schizophrenic, hears voices, and believes the government has a GPS tracker on him.

SEXUAL MISCONDUCT-DARTMOUTH: About 80 Dartmouth College faculty members have signed a letter pledging to make “structural and cultural changes” to protect against violence and discrimination following student allegations of sexual misconduct and harassment in one department.

HOLIDAY PARADE-HOAX DEVICE: Police in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, have accused a man of attaching an item to the city’s Christmas tree that resembled an explosive device, just before the start of a holiday parade.

RESTAURANT FIRE-FATAL: New Hampshire fire officials say a man has died of burn injuries from a restaurant fire in Dover.


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