BC-NH--New Hampshire News Digest, 6 pm, NH
New Hampshire news from The Associated Press for Monday, Feb. 25, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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
XGR-INMATES-PAY TO STAY
CONCORD, N.H. _ New Hampshire would no longer be able to seek reimbursement from prison inmates or former inmates for all or part of his or her incarceration costs under a bill up for a House vote this week. The so-called “pay to stay” law has been on the books since 1996, and over the last four years, generated an average of $102,000 per year. By Holly Ramer. SENT: 500 words.
PREP SCHOOL-SEX ABUSE
CONCORD, N.H. _ A Virginia man has been accused of sexually assaulting two children on the campus of St. Paul’s School while he was a student at the New Hampshire prep school in the 1970s and after he graduated. SENT: 460 words.
BUFFALO, N.Y. _ High winds howled through much of the nation’s eastern half for a second day Monday, cutting power to hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses, closing schools, and pushing dramatic mountains of ice onto the shores of Lake Erie. Wind gusts of hurricane force — 74 mph — or higher were reported around the region, including West Virginia and New York. A motorist in Sandusky, Ohio, captured video of a tractor-trailer flipping over on a bridge. SENT: 400 words, photos.
SPEEDWAY CONCERT: The state Supreme Court has affirmed that the New Hampshire Motor Speedway can hold a planned country music festival on its grounds, rejecting concerns about potential noise raised by people who live near the track.
HOUSE FIRE-MAN RESCUED: Officials say a couple helped rescue a man from a burning home in New Hampshire.
WINTER WEATHER-WIND: Powerful winds are buffeting northern New England with gusts approaching 60 mph.
POLICE REGISTRY: A New Hampshire police department has announced a new voluntary registry program for residents with special needs.
STOLEN CAR PURSUIT: Authorities say a 17-year-old who doesn’t have a driver’s license led police on a more than 40-mile chase in a stolen car.
BODY ON ROAD: New Hampshire State Police say they found a man’s body on a road over the weekend.
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