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

May 2, 2019

New Hampshire news from The Associated Press for Thursday, May 2, 2019.

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org

TOP STORIES:

MEDICAL MARIJUANA

CONCORD, N.H. _ New Hampshire moved closer Thursday to allowing medical marijuana patients to grow their own supply, though House and Senate lawmakers differ on the details. New Hampshire legalized medical marijuana in 2013, and as of late last year. By Holly Ramer. SENT; 400 words.

IN BRIEF:

CRASH-SENTENCE: A New Hampshire man has been sentenced to three to seven years in state prison for causing a crash that killed his 7-year-old son last year.

MEDICAID EXPANSION-WORK REQUIREMENTS: The New Hampshire House has given preliminary approval to changing the state’s new work requirement rules for Medicaid recipients and possibly eliminating the requirements altogether.

CHILD PROTECTION WORKERS: New Hampshire’s child protection agency would add 77 new positions under a bill on its way to the desk of Republican Gov. Chris Sununu.

KITTEN SHOT BY ARROW: Police in New Hampshire are trying to find out who shot an arrow at a 10-month-old kitten, seriously injuring it.

STUCK IN TREE-DRONE RETRIEVAL: Rescuers in New Hampshire have come to the aid of a man who got stuck dangling 60 feet (18 meters) high in a tree while trying to retrieve a drone.

ELECTRICIAN DEATH: Police in New Hampshire are investigating the death of an electrician who was doing some work at a mobile home park.

DEADLY WRONG-WAY CRASH: A jury has been picked for the upcoming trial of a Vermont man accused in a wrong-way crash that killed five teenagers.

HERRING FISHING: Interstate fishing managers have approved new protections for an important species of small fish that they hope will help reverse an alarming trend in the fish’s population.

RIGHT WHALE PROTECTION: The federal government is creating a new vessel speed restriction zone off Massachusetts to try to protect rare whales.

DEATH PENALTY-NEW HAMPSHIRE: Supporters of a bill to repeal the death penalty are starting daily candlelight vigils outside of the New Hampshire Statehouse to express their hope that Gov. Chris Sununu will sign it, or allow it to become law

PUBLIC WATER-GRANTS: A New Hampshire drinking water and groundwater advisory commission is targeting up to $2 million from a trust fund for grants to protect public water supply sources this year.

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