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

July 13, 2018

New Hampshire news from The Associated Press for Friday, July 13, 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 207-772-4157. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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VOTING RIGHTS

CONCORD, N.H. — Republican Gov. Chris Sununu reversed course Friday and signed a bill imposing residency requirements on out-of-state college students who vote in New Hampshire. By Holly Ramer. SENT: 415 words.

NEW HAMPSHIRE-DROUGHT

CONCORD, N.H.— About half of New Hampshire is in a drought, and state regulators are recommending that outdoor water use be limited until conditions improve. The United States drought monitor said Thursday that 45 percent of the state is having a moderate drought, and the rest of the state is abnormally dry. SENT: 220 words.

ATTORNEY GENERAL-OPIOIDS

PORTLAND, Maine — U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions put in a plug for President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee on Friday as he touted the role of law enforcement in reducing addiction and overdose deaths plaguing Maine and New England. SENT: 335 words.

NORTHEAST CORRIDOR TUNNELS

NEWARK, N.J.— A $13 billion project to build a new rail tunnel into New York is scrambling to stay in the running for key federal funding as a July 14 deadline looms. The federal Department of Transportation says the Gateway tunnel project is lacking some key components to remain in the pipeline for billions in federal grants. By David Porter. SENT: 520 words.

IN BRIEF:

SEXUAL ASSAULT CHARGES-FUGITIVE: Authorities say a 74-year-old former school teacher and principal indicted in New Hampshire on sexual assault charges involving an adult has been arrested in Florida.

BODY FOUND-NEW HAMPSHIRE: Investigators have identified a man found dead off the side of a road in Rindge, New Hampshire.

KAYAKER SEARCH-RIVER: Divers in New Hampshire have found the body of a kayaker who they say fell into a river and didn’t resurface.

MAN FALLS THROUGH CEILING: Police say a man fell through the ceiling of a New Hampshire supermarket, twice.

RACE CONFERENCE-DARTMOUTH: Dartmouth College is hosting a conference marking the 25th anniversary of “Race Matters” by Cornel West.

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