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BC-NH--New Hampshire News Digest 1:30 pm, NH

March 12, 2019

New Hampshire news from The Associated Press for Tuesday, March 12, 2019.

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 northern New England desk at 603-224-3327. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org

TOP STORIES:

SIGNUM UNIVERSITY-DEGREES

A Senate committee is taking up a bill to allow an online university that specializes in sci-fi and fantasy literature to grant degrees in New Hampshire. By Holly Ramer. SENT: 130 words. Upcoming: 400 words by 2 p.m.

NORTHERN BORDER-ILLEGAL CROSSINGS

New statistics from U.S. Customs and Border Protection show that the number of people apprehended along the U.S. border with Canada is continuing to climb. By Wilson Ring. UPCOMING: 400 words by 5 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

POLICE DEPARTMENT AUDIT-INVESTIGATION: The New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office says its investigation of some police department officials in Salem following the release of an audit now includes the former chief.

TOWN-MISSING REVENUE: New Hampshire State Police are investigating missing property tax revenue and other money from a town.

ELECTION 2020-LARRY HOGAN-NEW HAMPSHIRE: Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan will speak in New Hampshire next month as he weighs a primary challenge to President Donald Trump.

POLICE STATION WOES: A New Hampshire police department is dealing with mold and leaks, and recently lost a lobby door in 70 mph wind.

SNOWMOBILING-WEATHER: New Hampshire’s Fish and Game Department says as it warms up, snowmobile riders and fishermen need to take precautions.

ICE JAMS: New Hampshire authorities are watching at least six locations across the state for concerns about ice jams.

EXPORTS-NEW HAMPSHIRE: Federal trade data shows that New Hampshire’s exports totaled over $5.2 billion last year, 2.6 percent higher than the year before.

MACKEREL HARVEST: The East Coast harvest of an economically important species of small fish will be scaled back for the rest of the year.

ACCESSIBLE VOTING: Concord has committed to provide accessible voting facilities for blind and visually impaired voters in future local elections.

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