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

May 3, 2019

New Hampshire news from The Associated Press for Friday, May 3, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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DEATH PENALTY-NEW HAMPSHIRE

CONCORD, N.H. — Gov. Chris Sununu vetoed a bill to repeal New Hampshire’s death penalty for a second time Friday, though lawmakers are likely to override his decision in the fall. Sununu, a Republican, vetoed the bill in Manchester, the state’s largest city, surrounded by police officers and other law enforcement officials at a community center named in honor of Officer Michael Briggs, who was shot to death in the line of duty in 2006. By Holly Ramer. SENT: 610 words.

DRILLING BAN

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — All 10 U.S. senators in coastal New England are reintroducing a proposal to bar oil and gas drilling from the region’s shores. The group faults President Donald Trump’s administration with stalling to release a new draft of its five-year offshore leasing plan. The group of senators led by Rhode Island Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse says that means the Atlantic continental shelf off of New England is still at risk of being opened up to drilling. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.

TONY WATCH-SARAH STILES

NEW YORK — Some records on Broadway are bound to fall one day and others are surely safe for all time. Sarah Stiles has one that’s hard to top. “I’ve had puppet sex on Broadway twice,” she says. “I think that is like a record or something.” Indeed, the actress who just earned her second Tony nomination has had a hand in some rather intimate and fuzzy encounters during a career that’s taken her from Broadway musicals to dramas and now TV in “Billions” and “Get Shorty.” By Mark Kennedy. SENT: 765 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

PARKING LOT-DEATH: New Hampshire State Police say an investigation suggests a 55-year-old woman found dead in a vehicle in a state liquor store parking lot had suffered a medical emergency.

FATAL FIRE-NEW HAMPSHIRE: Investigators say a house fire in Bartlett, New Hampshire, has resulted in one fatality.

HIT BY BB GUN: Police in Manchester, New Hampshire, say a teenage girl walking home from school was shot in the face with what appeared to be a BB gun.

SHIPYARD VISIT: Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer is going to be visiting the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.

SHARK FISHING: The rules for recreational shark fishermen are going to get more difficult to try to protect a vulnerable species of shark.

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