- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Upcoming New Hampshire news from The Associated Press for Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014:

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 the New Hampshire bureau at 603-224-3327 or [email protected], or to Northern New England Correspondent Rik Stevens at [email protected]

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



HUDSON, N.H. - Republican Mitt Romney is returning to New Hampshire and to a familiar company as he stumps for Senate hopeful Scott Brown. Romney, the former Massachusetts governor and GOP presidential nominee, will join Brown on Thursday at Gilchrist Metal Fabricating in Hudson. The company’s owner, Jack Gilchrist, was featured in a 2012 Romney ad blasting President Barack Obama’s comments about government help for small businesses, though he later told the New Hampshire Union Leader that he once received a U.S. Small Business Administration loan. Associated Press. By Holly Ramer. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words by 5 p.m.


CONCORD, N.H. - Candidates running for federal and state office in New Hampshire are set to reveal how much money they’ve raised and spent so far this election cycle. State candidates, including the gubernatorial contenders, will file reports Wednesday with the Secretary of State’s office that show fundraising and spending since mid-September. Congressional and senatorial candidates’ filings will show the same data dating back to July. By Kathleen Ronayne. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words by 7 p.m.


CONCORD, N.H. - New Hampshire’s highest court has rejected the appeal of a man convicted of attempted murder in the 2012 shooting of a Manchester police officer. Myles Webster’s lawyer had argued that the release of Webster’s booking photo five hours before he was arraigned tainted eyewitness identifications. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 350 words by 11 a.m.



HILLSBORO, N.H. - The chief of the troubled Weare Police Department is expected in court to argue against a restraining order issued after a subordinate accused him of shoving her to the ground. John Velleca has been on leave since the accusations were made public last month. His personal assistant says she had a brief affair with the married chief and that he became angry after she told his wife about it.


HOLDERNESS, N.H. - New Hampshire Fish and Game Department officers and a wildlife rehabilitator have nursed a juvenile bald eagle back to health. The healthy bird was released in Squam Lake’s Long Island last week, near its nest.


UNITY, N.H. - A team from the New England Association of Schools and College is planning a visit to the new Unity Elementary School to evaluate it and decide if it should be recommended for accreditation. Such a visit follows the building of a new school in the region. The school opened Sept. 8 after many delays. An official grand opening is scheduled on Oct. 22.


CONCORD, N.H. - Former Arizona congresswoman Gabby Giffords is coming to New Hampshire to discuss protecting women from gun violence. Giffords, who was shot in the head in 2011, has become a national advocate for gun reform and started the group Americans for Responsible Solutions.


WATERVILLE VALLEY, N.H. - Employers representing fields from hospitality and health care to finance, education and computer science are scheduled to be at a job fair in New Hampshire’s Waterville Valley. The job fair is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday at the Waterville Valley Resort.


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