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BC-NH--New Hampshire News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, NH

March 22, 2019

New Hampshire news from The Associated Press for Friday, March 22, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

JUVENILE CHARGED

ALTON, N.H. _ A tiny New Hampshire community is set to bury a couple who was gunned down in their home. James Eckert, a chiropractor and ultramarathon runner, and his wife, Lizette Eckert, who also worked as a chiropractor, were shot March 15 in their Alton home. A funeral mass will be held Friday at St. Katharine Drexel Parish in Alton. SENT: 410 words. May be updated.

OCTOGENARIAN POLE VAULTER

BURLINGTON, Vt. — An 84-year-old pole vaulter isn’t putting her pole down anytime soon. Flo Filion Meiler left Thursday for the World Masters Athletics Championship Indoor in Poland, where she’ll compete in events including the long jump, 60-meter hurdles, 800-meter run, pentathlon and pole vault, for which she’s the shoo-in. The petite, energetic woman from Shelburne, Vermont, said she feels more like 70 than nearly 85. By Lisa Rathke. SENT: 800 words, photos, video.

IN BRIEF:

TRUMP-BORDER SECURITY-SHIPYARD: Members of New Hampshire’s congressional delegation are going to visit with workers at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard to discuss military construction projects that could be cut to fund President Donald Trump’s wall at the southern border.

HISTORIC COTTAGE: More than a dozen descendants of a man who built a historic Portsmouth cottage are asking for time to save the building from demolition.

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