BC-NH--New Hampshire News Digest 6 pm, NH
New Hampshire news from The Associated Press for Thursday, Dec. 6, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.
SCHOOL START DATE
CONCORD, N.H._ A commission studying whether New Hampshire schools should be required to start after Labor Day isn’t taking sides, though it suggests ways to alleviate opponents’ concerns and emphasizes the economic upside of such a mandate. School starts before Labor Day in 80 percent of New Hampshire schools. Republican Gov. Chris Sununu created the commission in August to explore how a mandatory later start date would affect academic performance, tourism and other areas. By Holly Ramer. SENT: 400 words.
POLICE PURSUIT-ARREST: Police say a New Hampshire man led officers on a 10-mile pursuit through several towns and later refused to leave his vehicle, leading to a lengthy standoff.
ENTANGLED WHALES: Federal officials say last year was slightly worse than average for the entanglement of large whales, which is a major threat to the animals’ populations.
DARTMOUTH MURDERS-SENTENCE REQUEST: A man who pleaded guilty in the 2001 stabbing deaths of two Dartmouth College professors when he was 16 has asked a judge for a shorter sentence.
FATAL CRASH-SENTENCING: Officials say a man who has pleaded guilty to negligent homicide faces up to six years in prison for his role in a fatal crash in New Hampshire.
GULF OF MAINE-WARNING: The Gulf of Maine is in the midst of its third-warmest year on record in a development that could further harm marine life.
ROLLER SKATING RINK CLOSING: New Hampshire’s last big roller skating rink is going to shut down and reopen as a pet resort.
PAMELA SMART-SENTENCE PETITION: New Hampshire’s Executive Council has postponed hearing a sentence reduction appeal from Pamela Smart, who’s serving life in prison for plotting with her teenage lover to kill her husband.
NURSING HOME DEATH-SETTLEMENT: Court records show a wrongful death lawsuit against a New Hampshire nursing home brought by the estate of a resident who was killed by another resident has been settled.
THEATER CONSTRUCTION: A new performing arts center is going to be built in Jaffrey, New Hampshire.
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