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

August 7, 2018

New Hampshire news from The Associated Press for Tuesday, Aug. 7, 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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TOP STORIES:

MISSING BOATERS

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. — A Vermont man accused by relatives of killing his millionaire grandfather and his mother to collect inheritance money is scheduled to go before a Connecticut probate judge Tuesday in an effort to tap into a family trust to pay for legal expenses. Nathan Carman is requesting that his aunt, Valerie Santilli, be removed as trustee of the Nathan Carman Family Trust, a fund that was set up for him by his grandfather in 2011 and is worth about $270,000 today, according to court documents. SENT: 410 words.

CHALLENGER-LOST LESSONS

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.— The first of Christa McAuliffe’s lost lessons finally was released from space Tuesday, 32 years after she died aboard Challenger. NASA and the Challenger Center for Space Science Education posted a video of astronaut-educator Ricky Arnold performing one of McAuliffe’s experiments aboard the International Space Station. By Marcia Dunn. SENT: 335 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

MONTANA GOVERNOR-NEW HAMPSHIRE: Montana Gov. Steve Bullock has added New Hampshire to his schedule of trips to early-voting states this month as he explores a possible 2020 presidential bid.

DEMOCRATIC DINNER-NAME: The New Hampshire Democratic Party is once again changing the name of one of its major fundraising dinners.

MURDER CONVICTION-JUROR LETTER: New Hampshire’s attorney general’s office says a jury forewoman received a letter from a prison inmate she helped convict of murder asking why he was found guilty and offering evidence that he says makes him innocent.

CONSOLIDATE-UNIONS: Voting is underway on proposed contracts for about 1,000 Consolidated Communication workers across Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.

AUGUST HEAT: It’s hot, it’s sticky, and it’s not really letting up any time soon.

EMERALD ASH BORER: Officials in Rutland, Vermont, are preparing to remove all of the city’s ash trees in response to the arrival of the invasive emerald ash borer.

SWIMMERS RESCUED: Crews have rescued two teenage swimmers who were pulled over a dam in New Hampshire.

BEAVER DAM-FLOODING: The New Hampshire Department of Transportation says a burst beaver dam flooded a section of road in Epsom.

CYCLIST DIES: A New Hampshire bicyclist who was seriously injured in a crash last month has died.

PEANUT BUTTER DRIVE: Four pickup trucks full of peanut butter — nearly 4,500 pounds — have been collected to help support hungry children in New Hampshire.

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