Upcoming New Hampshire news from The Associated Press for Monday, Dec. 21, 2015.
Good afternoon. 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 Northern New England Correspondent Rik Stevens at 603-224-3327 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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FIRST RESPONDERS NARCAN
CONCORD, N.H. — Noticing a trend of the same people overdosing on multiple occassions, first responders are asking the state to fund a drug and alcohol counselor who can train them in how to provide on-scene support to help addicts find appropriate treatment services. By Kathleen Ronayne. UPCOMING: 400 words by noon.
INFRASTRUCTURE-POWER GRID-NEW ENGLAND
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — From trimming trees to building new transmission lines and deploying the latest in technology, utilities throughout New England say they're working to protect their infrastructure against the growing threat of severe storms and cyberattacks. By Jennifer McDermott. UPCOMING: 600 words by 2 a.m.
VIOLENT THREAT-SCHOOLS CLOSED
NASHUA, N.H. — Police who investigated threats to hurt students and teachers at schools in the state's second largest district concluded Monday that they weren't credible and that schools would reopen Tuesday. The threats to the Nashua school district were made by email to an administrator Sunday and were specific enough for officials to shut down all the public schools.
MANCHESTER, N.H. — All the marathon town hall meetings, the bar visits, house parties and time invested in New Hampshire finally seem to be paying off for GOP presidential candidate Chris Christie. Poll after poll show the New Jersey governor making gains in the first-in-the-nation primary state. And his supporters say they feel a palpable surge in excitement as the calendar draws nearer to February 9: primary day. By Jill Colvin.
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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) has launched a women's coalition in the first of his presidential campaign trail rounds to include his wife and twin daughters. The Republican governor announced Women for Kasich on Monday during an event in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, joined by First Lady Karen Kasich and daughters Emma and Reese.
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PORTLAND, Maine — The New England Aquarium is on a mission to find out what happens to the fish that fishermen toss overboard in attempt to meet strict federal quotas. Discarding fish is well documented in the industry, but no one really knows how many of the fish live. Scientists with the aquarium say they're going to find out, and their findings could change marine management policy. By Patrick Whittle. UPCOMING: 450 words, photos.
BRACING FOR WINTER
BOSTON — On the eve of the winter solstice, with the weather unseasonably mild, New Englanders have that deja-vu-all-over-again feeling. Last winter began in much the same way, only to dump a record 9 feet of snow on Boston. Many can't help but wonder if the region is in for a snowy sequel. By Philip Marcelo. SENT: 780 words, photos.
VIOLENT THREAT-SCHOOLS CLOSED
NASHUA, N.H. — Police are investigating "detailed" threats to hurt students and teachers that led to the closure of schools in the state's second largest district Monday. The threats to the Nashua school district were made by email to an administrator Sunday and were specific enough for officials to shut all the public schools. SENT: 350 words.
MOULTONBOROUGH, N.H. — Police in Moultonborough are launching an addiction outreach and recovery program modeled after successful projects in Massachusetts. The department is partnering with Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative, a nonprofit that helps police departments adopt the Gloucester department's ANGEL program. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 200 words by 4 pm.
REGIONAL POWER GRIDS-COORDINATION: Power grid operators in New York and New England have launched a system to streamline the exchange of electric energy over transmission lines and improve the flow of power between the two markets.
POLICE CHASE-FATAL: New Hampshire State Police say a Massachusetts man died after crashing his SUV during a chase.
NNE-GAS PRICES: Gas prices continue to drop across northern New England. Among the three states, the price-tracking website GasBuddy.com says gasoline prices are lowest in New Hampshire, where the average price fell 2.4 cents per gallon last week to $2.01. In Vermont, the average price is $2.13 per gallon, and in Maine, it's $2.11.
ARMED HOME INVASION-FRANKLIN: Police have arrested three teens following an armed home invasion over the weekend in Merrimack County.
STOLEN GUNS-TEEN CHARGED: Police have recovered four stolen guns in Strafford County and have subsequently launched an investigation into a southeastern New Hampshire teen suspected of dealing the firearms.
SHRIMP SURVEY: Fishing regulators are looking for Northern shrimp trawlers and trappers to capture some of the imperiled animals as part of a sampling program.
2016-CANDIDATES: The holidays haven't slowed the presidential campaigns down yet. Six presidential candidates will be in New Hampshire for events on Monday.
NH MADE-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: An organization that emphasizes New Hampshire-made products and services has a new executive director.
MULTIFAMILY HOUSE-FIRE: A fire at a multifamily home has displaced 13 people. The blaze broke out Sunday at a three-story multifamily house in Nashua.
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