BC-NH–New Hampshire News Coverage Advisory, NH

Upcoming New Hampshire news from The Associated Press for Tuesday, Dec. 24, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

UPCOMING TODAY:

TOP STORIES:

HEALTH OVERHAUL-WEBSITE

CONCORD, N.H. — Just in time for Christmas — and a key deadline — New Hampshire has a new website to help educate consumers about buying insurance under the federal health care overhaul law. Monday had been the deadline for buying coverage that starts Jan. 1, but it has been extended to Tuesday to accommodate a last-minute rush of applicants. Tuesday also was the first day for CoveringNewHampshire.org, the website created to help New Hampshire residents explore their options. By Holly Ramer. SENT: 400 words, photo.

AROUND THE STATE:

HIT AND RUN-DEATH

AMHERST, N.H. — A 20-year-old Mount Vernon man has turned himself in to police in connection with a fatal hit-and-run crash in Amherst, N.H. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 200 words by noon.

IN BRIEF:

OFFICERS SHOT-LAWSUIT

BRENTWOOD, N.H. — Four New Hampshire Drug Task Force officers are asking for more time to argue that the gunman’s mother provided him with weapons and knew he was dealing drugs.

FATAL SHOOTING

WINDSOR, Conn. — Authorities say the shooting death of an 87-year-old Connecticut man known for his Christmas light display at his New Hampshire home was a homicide.

STATE EMPLOYEES-FOOD DRIVE

MANCHESTER, N.H. — State employees from 18 different agencies have donated more than $11,000 and 7,000 food items to the New Hampshire Food Bank.

EXECUTIVE-FATAL CRASH

KEENE, N.H. — A former Fortune 500 executive is set to be arraigned on second-degree murder charges in a crash that killed a young Vermont couple expecting their first child in January.

LEARN TO SKI WEEK

NORTH WOODSTOCK, N.H. — Ski NH and its 33 member resorts are offering a week of free learn to ski and snowboard packages as part of a national outreach program.

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