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

November 16, 2018

New Hampshire news from The Associated Press for Friday, Nov. 16, 2018.

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

TOP STORIES:

WINTRY WEATHER

TRENTON, N.J. — Public officials were on the defensive Friday after the season’s first, surprisingly strong snowstorm stranded thousands of motorists for hours and forced some students to stay overnight in their schools. Democratic New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said “lousy” forecasts were partly to blame. He took a pounding on social media from people complaining about his handling of Thursday’s storm, including one of his highest-profile constituents. By Shawn Marsh. SENT: 665 words, photos.

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BC-NH--Wintry Weather-Crash.

SHRIMP SHUTDOWN

PORTLAND, Maine — Regulators voted Friday to close the Gulf of Maine winter shrimp season for another three years, raising fears that the fishery decimated by rising water temperatures may never bounce back. By David Sharp. SENT: 300 words.

IN BRIEF:

SPRAY-PAINTED SWASTIKAS: A man considered a suspect in connection with spray-painted swastikas found at a New Hampshire park gazebo and on a car has turned himself in to police.

DEATHS INVESTIGATED: New Hampshire authorities say they believe a man fatally shot his wife in the head at their home, and then put a gun to his own head, killing himself.

AGENCY REBRANDED: A nonprofit human service agency in New Hampshire that traces its roots back to the late 1800s has a new name that officials say better reflects its evolution over the decades.

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