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Upcoming New Hampshire news from The Associated Press for Friday, April 11, 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 Northern New England correspondent Rik Stevens at 603-224-3327 or email@example.com.
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CONCORD, N.H. — While Vermont and New York are reporting some signs of recovery, white nose syndrome continues to devastate New Hampshire's bat population. Biologists surveying caves and mines where bats spend the winter found only 28 bats, dashing hopes that this year might mark a turning point. The disease has killed millions of bats across the northeast, and several species in New Hampshire have declined by nearly 99 percent. By Holly Ramer. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words by noon.
CONCORD, N.H. — New Hampshire's attorney general plans to challenge a judge's ruling that the continued suspension of the Rockingham County attorney is illegal. A judge on Thursday ordered the reinstatement of Jim Reams but gave the attorney general's office 30 days to appeal the decision to the state Supreme Court. By Lynne Tuohy. SENT: 540 words.
DERRY, N.H. — A fox has been euthanized after police said it attacked two children at a playground in Derry, N.H. Police said the fox pushed one boy down and bit a 5-year-old girl on the ankle at Don Ball Park at about 3 p.m. Thursday. Families were evacuated from the park and the fox was captured.
BABY DEATH-PAINKILLER PATCH
NASHUA, N.H. — A New Hampshire woman plans to plead guilty to reckless conduct in the death of her 8-month-old son in 2011, who was poisoned by a painkiller patch. The Telegraph of Nashua reports (http://bit.ly/1iCYFGO) Kristine Davis of Nashua reached a plea deal with prosecutors that calls for her to receive a suspended sentence of up to three years.
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — A New Hampshire ceremony has honored 26 men and women from 15 countries who have become new citizens. They took the oath of allegiance Thursday during a naturalization ceremony in Portsmouth. The group sang "America the Beautiful" and watched a video message from President Barack Obama.
HEPATITIS A CLINICS
HOPKINTON, N.H. — Hepatitis A vaccination clinics are being held as follow-ups to clinics last year during the New Hampshire Health Department's investigation into two cases of the disease in food service employees. The clinics on Friday and Saturday are at the Slusser Senior Center in Hopkinton for people vaccinated last summer for the liver disease. Those clinics were provided for people exposed at the Covered Bridge Restaurant in Contoocook or at private, catered events.
CONCORD, N.H. — A national nonprofit group is expanding in New Hampshire to help develop friendships between people with and without disabilities. Best Buddies opened a state office in January. Since then, the Concord office has helped launch new chapters in middle schools, high schools and colleges.
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