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

May 14, 2019

New Hampshire news from The Associated Press for Tuesday, May 14, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

UPCOMING TOMORROW:

PAMELA SMART-SENTENCE PETITION

CONCORD, N.H. _ Pamela Smart is again asking for a chance at freedom nearly three decades after she was sentenced to life in prison without parole for recruiting her teenage lover to kill her husband in New Hampshire. Smart’s story inspired the book and Nicole Kidman film “To Die For.” The now 51-year-old Smart has exhausted her appeal opportunities. UPCOMING: 500 words, photo. Will be updated following Executive Council meeting, which starts at 10 a.m.

NORTHERN PASS

CONCORD, N.H. _ The New Hampshire Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments on May 15 in the battle over the Northern Pass transmission line project. Developing from 10 a.m. arguments.

BANNING PLASTIC

CONCORD, N.H. _ The New Hampshire Senate is taking up a pair of bills targeting soda straws and shopping bags. UPCOMING: 130 words. Will be updated.

TOP STORIES:

DEADLY WRONG-WAY CRASH

BURLINGTON, Vt. — A psychiatrist for a Vermont man facing second-degree murder charges after driving the wrong-way on an interstate and crashing into an oncoming vehicle, killing five teenagers, says he thinks the suspect was legally insane. By Lisa Rathke. SENT: 130 words, photo. UPCOMING: 500 words by 5 p.m.

CLIMATE CHANGE-REAL ESTATE

SALISBURY, Mass. _ For sale: waterfront property with sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean. Waves erode beach regularly. Flooding gets worse every year. Saltwater damage to lawn. Asking price: anyone’s guess. By Philip Marcelo. SENT: 950 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

METH TRAFFICKING-SENTENCE: A New Hampshire man’s been sentenced to 10 years in prison for possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute.

FROZEN MAY: April showers bring May ... snow?

LEY-ETHICS COMPLAINT: A top Democrat in the New Hampshire House is being accused by a political rival of violating ethics guidelines by testifying and voting on legislation that could affect the teachers union that employs him as its president.

FORMER FOOTBALL PLAYER-ARREST: A judge set bail at $50,000 for a former New England Patriots player accused of violating a protective order.

SELLING FENTANYL-SENTENCE: A Massachusetts man has been convicted in New Hampshire of participating in a conspiracy to distribute fentanyl.

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