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AP-NH--New Hampshire News Digest 1 pm, NH

November 17, 2018

New Hampshire news from The Associated Press for Saturday, Nov. 17, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

TOP STORIES:

SOMALI DETAINEE

DOVER, N.H. — A federal judge has freed a Somali immigrant who was held for nine months in a New Hampshire jail. The New Hampshire ACLU contends Immigration and Customs Enforcement unlawfully detained 45-year-old Abdigani Faisal Hussein. The Portland, Maine, resident was released from the Strafford County Jail on Thursday. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING, 200 words.

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IN BRIEF:

WATER PROJECT: New Hampshire lawmakers have approved nearly $5 million in funding to extend a water main in Rochester to bring clean drinking water to an area dealing with contamination from a gasoline additive. The Joint Legislative Fiscal Committee on Friday approved a $3.8 million grant and a loan of nearly $1.3 million to the city from the state’s Drinking Water and Groundwater Trust Fund.

SNOWMOBILING-NOT YET: It may look like winter, but the New Hampshire Bureau of Trails is reminding snowmobile riders that most of the state’s network of trails doesn’t open until mid-December. More than 80 percent of the state’s public snowmobile trail network exists on private land, and most of the trail agreements governing their use don’t take effect until next month. Early riding is available, however, on the state-owned recreational rail trails, as long as there is snow cover.

SECURITY CONFERENCE: Democratic U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire and Republican Sen. Thom Tillis of North Carolina are leading a bipartisan delegation attending an international security conference in Canada. The group is participating in the 10th annual Halifax International Security Forum in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Three hundred delegates from around the world are discussing strategic cooperation on common global security goals.

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