BC-NH–New Hampshire News Coverage Advisory, NH

Upcoming New Hampshire news from The Associated Press for Friday, Nov. 1, 2013:

Good morning! 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 rstevens@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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.



BRETTON WOODS — Gov. Maggie Hassan and officials from across New Hampshire are honoring Executive Councilor Ray Burton at the opening ceremony for a scenic overlook in Bretton Woods. Burton, a Republican, announced last week he will not seek re-election to District 1 because his kidney cancer has returned. He was elected to his first term in 1977 and, aside from a two-year absence early on, has served ever since. By Norma Love. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words by 5 p.m., photos.


CONCORD — A month after enrollment began in the new online insurance markets, New Hampshire has selected a company to handle its marketing campaign. By Holly Ramer. UPCOMING: 300 words by 4 p.m.


PORTSMOUTH — It didn’t take long for the friendly-looking young woman whose face was splashed across HealthCare.gov to spiral from smiling stock photo to laughingstock. As it scrambles to correct problems with the website, the Obama administration is now asking people who have successfully purchased health insurance to let their pictures be used instead. Two of them told The Associated Press they found the site easy to navigate, were happy with the plans they purchased and were eager to share their stories in any format, including becoming the new face of the health care overhaul. By Holly Ramer. SENT: 645 words, photos.



LACONIA — The fire chief in Laconia, N.H., says he’s very concerned by two more fires that have hit town. Responders from the Laconia, Gilford and Belmont departments were dispatched to two separate simultaneous building fires early Thursday at Hector’s Restaurant and Pitman’s Freight Room.


— SON ASSAULTED — A New Hampshire woman has been sentenced to at least five years in state prison after pleading guilty to her role in the beatings and burnings of her 18-year-old cousin. Amy Nason of Concord has been accused of helping her aunt and another man repeatedly torture her cousin in April.

— PTA TREASURER ARRESTED — Police say the treasurer of the Henniker Community School PTA in New Hampshire has been accused of embezzling more than $1,000 from the association’s bank account. Thirty-seven-year-old Shannon Lovejoy of Henniker, a former school board member, has been charged with felony-level theft by embezzlement after police said she wrote checks from the PTA’s account for her own benefit.

— HALLOWEEN-NASHUA — Police in Nashua, N.H., say a loose razor blade was found in a child’s bag during trick-or-treating on Halloween. The incident happened between 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the area of Broad Street.


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MARKETPLACE: Calling your attention to the Marketplace in AP Exchange, where you can find member-contributed content from New Hampshire and other states. The Marketplace is accessible on the left navigational pane of the AP Exchange home page, near the bottom. For both national and state, you can click “All” or search for content by topics such as education, politics and business.

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