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

April 4, 2019

New Hampshire news from The Associated Press for Thursday, April 4, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION-NEW HAMPSHIRE

CONCORD, N.H. — New Hampshire’s House lawmakers have passed a bill to legalize recreational marijuana, though support has dropped since an earlier preliminary vote. By Holly Ramer. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words by 6 p.m.

GUNS-SCHOOLS

CONCORD, N.H. — The New Hampshire House passed a bill Thursday to limit carrying guns on school property over the objection of opponents who argued doing so would lead to a mass shooting. The bill, approved by a vote of 213-159, would restrict carrying firearms on school property to law enforcement, members of the military and those authorized by the local school board. By Holly Ramer. SENT: 580 words.

TEACHER ARRESTED

CONCORD, N.H. _ A New Hampshire high school teacher has been arrested on a fugitive from justice charge in connection with sexual assault allegations involving a minor in Massachusetts, police said Thursday. SENT: 300 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

ARMED HOME INVASION: New Hampshire State Police say they’ve arrested a couple suspected in an armed home invasion.

UTILITY-BUCKET TRUCK CRASH: Authorities say a utility bucket truck rolled down an embankment, injuring two workers in New Hampshire.

MANCHESTER MAYOR: The mayor of New Hampshire’s largest city is seeking re-election.

POLICE CHIEF RETIRING: The police chief in Nashua, New Hampshire, is retiring as of Aug. 1 after a 32-year career with the department.

TEACHING FELLOWSHIP: The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation is now accepting applications for its Louise Tillotson Teaching Fellowship and Professional Development Scholarship programs.

BLUEFISH HARVEST: Federal fishing regulators say catch quotas and regulations for Atlantic bluefish will be about the same this year as they were in 2018.

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