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

August 24, 2018

New Hampshire news from The Associated Press for Friday, Aug. 24, 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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CONCORD, N.H. — Two outside investigations into sexual assault allegations at a New Hampshire prep school has identified 11 former staff members accused of abusing students over several decades. The reports released Friday by Phillips Exeter Academy also found that the school administrators often failed to act on complaints of abuse and, in several cases, never recorded the complaints of wrongdoing in personnel files— allowing teachers to be hired elsewhere despite concerns about their behavior. By Michael Casey. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words by 6 p.m.


NASHUA, N.H. — A New Hampshire police officer who shot and wounded a man during a visit to check on his welfare was justified in the use of deadly force, the state attorney general said Friday. Nashua police were called to a home on June 26 following the report of a suicidal person. They found Justin Contreras, 29, who had a revolver. SENT: 170 words.


PORTLAND, Maine — Scallops are among the most valuable and beloved seafood items in the U.S., and a group of Maine firms thinks farming them might be a way of keeping up with increasing demand. The Atlantic sea scallop is a New England mainstay, but unlike oysters and mussels, they’re almost exclusively harvested from the wild on the East Coast. By Patrick Whittle. SENT: 550 words.


HURRICANES-DISPLACED STUDENTS: New Hampshire is eligible to receive more than $618,000 in federal aid to reimburse schools that took in students displaced by hurricanes and wildfires last year.

CHASE-FATAL SHOOTOUT: An autopsy shows that a man who died in a shootout with police in New Hampshire suffered multiple gunshot wounds.

SUNUNU-ANTI-TICK PRODUCT: New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu is asking the Environmental Protection Agency to accelerate its review and registration of new tick and mosquito protection products.

MURDER CONVICTION-JUROR LETTER: A judge has ruled that a New Hampshire inmate convicted of first-degree murder did nothing wrong by writing to the jury forewoman asking why he was found guilty.

INFANT REMAINS-STORAGE: A New Hampshire woman has been accused of concealing the death of her newborn child by putting the body in a metal box that was kept in a storage unit.

FATAL HEAD-ON CRASH: New Hampshire State police have identified the woman who was killed in a head-on crash.

ONLINE SALES TAX-NEW HAMPSHIRE: New Hampshire has set up a website for information about developments following a U.S. Supreme Court decision on collecting sales taxes from online shopping.


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