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

November 15, 2018

New Hampshire news from The Associated Press for Thursday, Nov. 15, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

UPCOMING TOMORROW:

Weather coverage.

TOP STORIES:

SEXUAL MISCONDUCT-DARTMOUTH

CONCORD, N.H. — Dartmouth College was sued Thursday for allegedly allowing three professors to create a culture in their department that encouraged drunken parties and subjected female students to harassment, groping and sexual assault. By Michael Casey. SENT: 730 words, photo.

DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS

CONCORD, N.H. — The new Democratic majority in the New Hampshire House is showing support for Colin Van Ostern as the next Secretary of State over Bill Gardner, who’s held the job for 42 years. It also nominated longtime Rep. Steve Shurtleff as its new speaker. The full House and Senate vote to determine the next Secretary of State on Dec. 5. By Holly Ramer. Developing.

ELECTION 2020-KASICH

CONCORD, N.H. — Ohio Gov. John Kasich says while he remains undecided about another presidential run, the midterm election results could suggest a greater opening for an independent or third-party candidate. By Holly Ramer. SENT: 130 words, photos. Will be updated with 7 p.m. Manchester appearance.

ELECTION 2018-WOMEN-STATEHOUSES

Women’s winning streak in this year’s elections has extended to statehouses across the country, two groups reported Thursday. More than 2,000 women will serve in state legislatures when those chambers convene for their upcoming sessions, representing roughly a quarter of all state lawmakers across the country. That mark will eclipse the record of 1,875 who served this year, according to the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University. By Geoff Mulvihill. SENT: 640 words, photo.

WINTRY WEATHER

NEW YORK — One of the first big storms of the season moved across the eastern half of the country Thursday, causing deadly traffic crashes and closing schools as it dropped snow as far south as central Alabama. SENT: 470 words, photos. Will be updated.

IN BRIEF:

OFFICERS OPEN FIRE: An armed New Hampshire man shot by Massachusetts police after he ignored repeated commands to put down his weapon has died.

PRISON CHAPLAIN-BRIBES: Prosecutors have accused a federal prison chaplain in New Hampshire of providing cellphones, tobacco, drugs, and other contraband to inmates in exchange for money.

BOMB THREAT-ARREST: Police say a man is accused of making a bomb threat at a hospital building in New Hampshire.

MISSING WOMAN-HOMICIDE: Authorities say a body found 33 years ago along an east Tennessee highway has been identified as a woman reported missing from New Hampshire.

POLICE IMPERSONATION: Police in New Hampshire say they are searching for a man who is suspected of impersonating a police officer.

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