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AP-NH--New Hampshire News Digest, NH

October 12, 2018

New Hampshire news from The Associated Press for Friday, Oct. 12, 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.

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UPCOMING:

RURAL RATS

Bangor, Maine— Rats aren’t just for cities: Rural residents across Maine are reporting an increase in the rodents, mirroring a trend nationwide. Expecting 350 words

ELECTION 2020-BLOOMBERG

NASHUA, New Hampshire— Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg will be ini New Hampshire meeting with Democrats, stoking speculation that he may make a run for president in 2020. Expecting 500 words. With photos.

TOP STORIES:

DARTMOUTH-HAZING INVESTIGATION

HANOVER, New Hampshire— Dartmouth College has hired an external investigator to look into hazing allegations involving 13 student groups including fraternities, sororities and athletic teams. Sent 400 words.

IN BRIEF:

NORTHER PASS: The New Hampshire Supreme Court has agreed to hear Eversource’s appeal related to the rejection of its Northern Pass transmission line proposal.

ENERGY PLAN: Several New Hampshire lawmakers have released a response to Republican Gov. Chris Sununu’s 10-year energy plan.

New Hampshire Public Radio reports the plan released Thursday MURDER ARREST: New Hampshire law enforcement officials have announced the arrest of a man on murder charges for allegedly starting a 2005 fire in New Hampshire that left one person dead.

EVERSOURCE-TRANSMISSION LINE: New Hampshire residents say a proposed high-voltage transmission line that would run between Madbury and Portsmouth would harm the area’s ecosystem.

WILLIE WONKA-GUILTY PLEA: The leader of a multistate ATM and vehicle burglary ring known as “Willy Wonka” or the “Chocolate Man” has pleaded guilty to 60 charges.

INMATE CAUGHT: An inmate who walked away from a New Hampshire prison facility has been detained.

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