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

February 7, 2019

New Hampshire news from The Associated Press for Thursday, Feb. 7, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

RIGHT WHALE PROTECTION

PORTLAND, Maine _ Interstate fishing managers are starting the process of trying to reduce the amount of lobster fishing gear off the East Coast in an attempt to help save a declining species of rare whale. The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission announced on Wednesday that it would consider options designed to reduce vertical lobster fishing lines in the water by as much as 40 percent. The lines pose a threat to the North Atlantic right whale, which is one of the rarest marine mammals in the world. By Patrick Whittle. SENT: 375 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

CAUGHT UNDER TRUCK-TRAILER: New Hampshire State Police say a driver lost control of his pickup truck on Interstate 95, traveled through several lanes and became wedged under a 53-foot box trailer for several hundred feet.

SUSPICIOUS LETTER-SHAHEEN: The New Hampshire State Police bomb squad responded to U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen’s office for reports of a suspicious letter.

DARTMOUTH-WINTER CARNIVAL: A polar bear plunge, an ice sculpture contest, human dogsled and ski races are among the highlights of Dartmouth College’s Winter Carnival this year.

HERRING FISHING: Interstate fishing managers are proposing options to try to better protect the Gulf of Maine’s population of herring, which is a valuable fish that has declined in recent years.

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