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AP-NH--New Hampshire News Digest, NH

August 29, 2018

New Hampshire news from The Associated Press for Wednesday, Aug. 29, 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 207-772-4157. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

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MANCHESTER — Eleven Democrats seeking their party’s nomination in New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional District meet for a forum Thursday night. By Holly Ramer. UPCOMING: 400 words.



SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine — On a drizzling summer afternoon in South Portland, marine biologist Walt Golet is helping attach a quarter-ton Atlantic bluefin tuna to a heavy crane so it can be weighed as part of New England’s premier tournament for the giant fish. And this year’s derby is different than many in the past — there are far more tuna. A decade ago, participants in the Sturdivant Island Tuna Tournament went consecutive years in which they didn’t catch a single fish in the Gulf of Maine. This year, fishermen set a record with 30, including the 801-pound (363.33-kilogram) winner. By Patrick Whittle. SENT: 900 words, photos.

HOT WEATHER: The dangerously high heat in the Northeastern United States has prompted emergency measures including extra breaks for players wilting at the U.S. Open tennis tournament. In several states, children are being released from school early on Wednesday, and the elderly without air conditioning are urged to go to cooling centers. By Verena Dobnik. SENT: 400 words.


1st DISTRICT-REPUBLICANS: Republican candidate for Congress in New Hampshire has filed a complaint with the state’s Attorney General over an opponent’s failure to disclose that his campaign was behind a negative flyer.

FITNESS CLUB ATTACK: A Portsmouth man has been sentenced to two to five years in prison for attacking a woman outside a fitness club.

FATHER KILLED-SENTENCE: A man who beat his father to death in 1995 is seeking to get out of prison five years early.

FATAL HEAD-ON CRASH: Authorities in New Hampshire say a head-on crash has killed a Massachusetts woman and injured five others.

PORTSMOUTH-WATER USE: Portsmouth city officials are asking residents to reduce the amount of water they use as demand soars during a heat wave.

WILLARD-MARSHAL: Manchester’s former police chief is now New Hampshire’s U.S. marshal.


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