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BC-NH--New Hampshire News Digest 6 pm, NH

May 21, 2019

New Hampshire news from The Associated Press for Tuesday, May 21, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

CRIME-ANNULMENTS

CONCORD, N.H. — New Hampshire lawmakers may hold off on making it easier to erase some criminal convictions after advocates and court officials raised concerns about victims’ rights and restitution. By Holly Ramer. SENT: 575 words.

BOY SCOUTS-SEXUAL ABUSE

BRENTWOOD, N.H. — Six former scouts have sued the Boy Scouts of America and its New Hampshire division, alleging that the groups failed to protect them from sexual abuse by an ex-scoutmaster who was sentenced to prison last year for assaulting scouts decades ago. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 6 p.m.

DEADLY WRONG-WAY CRASH

BURLINGTON, Vt. — A jury began deliberations Tuesday in the trial of a Vermont man facing murder charges in the deaths of five teenagers after he caused a head-on crash by driving the wrong way on an interstate. By Lisa Rathke. SENT: 370 words.

IN BRIEF:

CAREGIVERS CHARGED: New Hampshire’s Supreme Court has upheld a negligent homicide conviction for a woman whose grandmother died days after being found in her own urine and feces on the floor of her mobile home.

DEATH INVESTIGATION-MEDICAL CENTER: Police reports say the death of a patient at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center was first treated as a possible homicide after employees raised concerns that family members had tampered with her pain medication.

BODY FOUND-SHORE: Police in New Hampshire say a medical examiner has determined that a body found on the shore of Great Bay is that of Maine man who has been missing since April.

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