New Hampshire news from The Associated Press for Friday, Aug. 17, 2018.

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CONCORD, N.H. — A former New Hampshire prep school teacher will spend four months in jail for telling a former student to lie to a grand jury. David Pook, of Warner, was arrested in February during a grand jury investigation into sexual misconduct at St. Paul's School in Concord, where he had taught for eight years. Investigators say he had a sexual relationship with a former student and communicated with her about her testimony. By Holly Ramer. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words by 6 p.m.


CONCORD, N.H. — A federal agency says New Hampshire's child protection division is meeting just two out of 14 national standards regarding the outcomes it achieves and the systems it has in place. The U.S. Administration for Children and Families reviewed 65 cases from the last year and found that the state wasn't in substantial conformity with any of its seven outcome standards, including protecting children from abuse and neglect; keeping them in their homes whenever possible; and ensuring they get adequate medical and mental health services. By Holly Ramer. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 6 p.m.


PORTLAND, Maine — A new analysis of New England's shrimp population doesn't bode well for the future of the long-shuttered fishery for the crustaceans. The Maine-based shrimp fishery has been shut down since 2013 because of concerns such as warming ocean temperatures and poor survival of young. Scientists working with the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission are assessing the shrimp stock, and so far it looks like little has changed. By Patrick Whittle. SENT: 330 words.


MAINE UNEMPLOYMENT: Maine labor officials say the unemployment rate rose slightly in July.

DEAD SEALS: Three Maine organizations will receive federal money to study and respond to stranded marine mammals on beaches in the wake of a rash of seal deaths.

PIPING PLOVERS: It's been a great summer for piping plovers in New Hampshire.

CAMPGROUND-SEX ASSAULT CHARGE: A man listed as a registered sex offender in Massachusetts has been accused of sexually assaulting an 8-year-old child at a New Hampshire campground nearly a decade ago.

AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROJECT-PORTSMOUTH: Officials have approved a plan for an affordable housing development.

CHILD-GUNSHOT WOUND: Police in Manchester are investigating a report of a 7-year-old who suffered a gunshot wound.


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