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

March 15, 2019

New Hampshire news from The Associated Press for Friday, March 15, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

ELECTION 2020-BILL WELD

NASHUA, N.H. — The top strategist for Sen. Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign is working for a likely Republican challenger to President Donald Trump. Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld told The Associated Press on Friday that Stuart Stevens is his general consultant as he explores a primary bid against Trump. By Hunter Woodall. SENT: 130 words. May be updated.

SHOOTING-HOME

ALTON, N.H. — Authorities investigating a shooting at a home in Alton, New Hampshire, have someone in custody. SENT: 130 words, photo. May be updated.

ELECTION 2020-SANDERS INSTITUTE

CONCORD, N.H. _ The Sanders Institute, a think tank founded by Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ wife and son, is shutting down, at least for now, amid criticism that the nonprofit has blurred the lines between family, fundraising and campaigning. The Vermont-based institute has stopped accepting donations and plans to suspend all operations by the end of May “so there could not even be an appearance of impropriety,” Jane Sanders told The Associated Press. By Steve Peoples and Stephen Braun. SENT: 1,060 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

BUILDING FIRE: Firefighters are investigating a multi-unit building fire in Tamworth, New Hampshire.

LINDT-EXPANSION: Lindt Chocolate is looking to a 100,000 square-foot addition and a parking garage at its factory in New Hampshire.

DRUG TRAFFICKING-INDICTMENT: The U.S. Attorney’s office says nine people have been charged with participating in a drug-trafficking conspiracy following a yearlong investigation.

DIABETES MANAGEMENT: New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and Maine Sen. Susan Collins have reintroduced a bill to expand Medicare coverage for diabetes management.

POLICE OFFICER-SENTENCED: A former New Hampshire police officer has been sentenced on charges related to falsifying documentation of evidence.

LIQUOR COMMISSION’S 85TH: The New Hampshire Liquor Commission is celebrating its 85th anniversary with a yearlong campaign, “85 Years of Cheers.”

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