New Hampshire news from The Associated Press for Wednesday, Aug. 8, 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 207-772-4157. For up-to-the minute information on AP's coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

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TOP STORIES:

GUIDANCE COUNSELOR-SEX ASSAULT

BRISTOL, N.H. — A New Hampshire school guidance counselor who spoke in support of a colleague who pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a student has resigned. Nearly two dozen educators and others attended a July 9 sentencing on behalf of 39-year-old guidance counselor Kristie Torbick, who pleaded guilty to four counts of felonious sexual assault against an Exeter High School student and was sentenced to 2 1/2 to five years in prison. SENT: 230 words.

COVERED BRIDGE DAMAGED

CORNISH, N.H.— A 152-year-old covered bridge that connects New Hampshire and Vermont has been damaged a second time this summer. Transportation officials say the Cornish-Windsor Bridge was struck at the entrance approach in New Hampshire on Tuesday. SENT: 215 words.

IN BRIEF:

SUICIDE-ROOMMATE CHARGED: A judge says a New Hampshire man accused of aiding in a roommate's suicide has violated bail conditions.

ENERGY-EFFICIENCT HOUSING: An affordable rental housing project in the works in New Hampshire is designed to save energy.

POLICE VEHICLES COLLIDE: Two police department vehicles in New Hampshire have collided, and both drivers were taken to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

SEVERE WEATHER-MAINE: Utility crews are restoring power to hundreds of homes and businesses that lost power during severe thunderstorms in Maine.

SNHU-ESPORTS TEAM: Southern New Hampshire University is launching a varsity esports program this fall.

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