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BC-NH--New Hampshire News Digest 1:30 pm, NH

February 28, 2019

New Hampshire news from The Associated Press for Thursday, Feb. 28, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

TRUMP-BORDER SECURITY

WASHINGTON — A small bipartisan group of senators planned to introduce a resolution Thursday aimed at blocking President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency to finance additional miles of barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border. The proposal is identical to the one-sentence measure the Democratic-controlled House approved earlier this week. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire is one of the sponsors. By Alan Fram and David Sharp. SENT: 500 words.

ICE CASTLES

NORTH WOODSTOCK, N.H. _ On a clear, frigid night in a courtyard made of walls of ice, Bruce McCafferty and his young son stand mesmerized, bathed in the pulsating rainbow light emanating from a series of stout ice formations. McCafferty and his son Dougie have come out to Ice Castles in North Woodstock, New Hampshire, a collection of ice tunnels, caverns and a 97-foot (30-meter) ice slide that cover an acre (half a hectare) of farmland that some have said are like something out of the movie “Frozen.” By Robert F. Bukaty. SENT: 635 words, photos, video.

IN BRIEF:

FORMER GOVERNOR-ELECTORAL COLLEGE: Former Maine Gov. Paul LePage says elimination of the electoral college would hurt “white people.”

INTERSTATE CRASHES: New Hampshire State Police say six crashes involving multiple vehicles happened within a 100-yard span on an ice and snow-covered Interstate 89 near Enfield.

HOME INVASION-APPEAL: A federal appeals court is affirming the conviction and life sentence of a New Hampshire man who was arrested in connection with a home invasion and shooting in Maine in 2014.

VETERANS HOSPITAL-BIBLE: Two organizations are fighting over the display of a Bible at the Manchester VA Medical Center.

VOTING RIGHTS-NEW HAMPSHIRE: A second lawsuit is challenging a pending voter residency law in New Hampshire.

WINTER WEATHER: Four or more inches of snow has fallen across much of New England, delaying trains and making for a messy morning commute.

HEATING OIL TRUCK STOLEN: A New Hampshire heating oil company says someone stole one of their delivery trucks, just about two weeks after a service van was also stolen.

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