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

November 14, 2018

New Hampshire news from The Associated Press for Wednesday, Nov. 14, 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 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

UPCOMING TOMORROW:

Coverage of Ohio Gov. John Kasich in New Hampshire, photo planned.

TOP STORIES:

SPEAKER’S RACE

CONCORD, N.H.— Two longtime Democratic state lawmakers are competing to be the next speaker of the New Hampshire House now that their party has regained control of the chamber. Democrats, who hold about a 65-person majority pending recounts after the Nov. 6 election, will meet Thursday to nominate a speaker candidate. In the running are state Rep. Steve Shurtleff, of Concord, and Rep. Renny Cushing, of Hampton. SENT: 400 words.

IN BRIEF:

CROSS-COUNTRY RIDER STRUCK: Authorities say a man making a cross-country trip on a recumbent bicycle to raise money for children with cancer was struck and killed on a Mississippi highway.

TURKEY PARDONED: A 5-month-old turkey named Brook will survive past Thanksgiving after being pardoned at the New Hampshire Statehouse.

TIDAL CROSSINGS: New Hampshire is going to get more than $136,000 to support the design of coastal tidal crossings to help communities and ecosystems.

ARMED MAN SEARCH: Court documents state the father of a New Hampshire man arrested this week during a tense day-long standoff with police had warned authorities that his son was “talking crazy about government tyranny.”

I-93-WIDENING-HEARING: New Hampshire’s Department of Transportation is holding a public hearing to discuss the proposed reconstruction and expansion of Interstate 93 in Bow and Concord.

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