New Hampshire news from The Associated Press for Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018.

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NASHUA, N.H. — A man from Canada awaiting his fourth trial in the 1988 slayings of two New Hampshire women is scheduled for a plea and sentencing hearing. UPCOMING: 130 words overnight; 500 words by 6 p.m.



CONCORD, N.H. — Sharon Moore had heard the stories about her father getting his duffel bag stolen on his way back from the Korean War. But the New Hampshire woman never expected to ever see any of the contents. Then in July, Moore received a Facebook friend request from a stranger in France. She deleted it, but the person responded with a Facebook message, asking for help in finding the owner of a lost wallet. Attached were several black-and-white pictures of women including one of her mother as a young woman, and another of her aunt as well as a tattered old Social Security card and Massachusetts driver's license. By Michael Casey. SENT: 760 words, photos.


ROCHESTER, N.H. — Officials say a man who had previously fled from state police in Maine led New Hampshire officers on a car chase and died in a shootout. New Hampshire Attorney General Gordon MacDonald says 38-year-old Douglas Heath was wanted on several outstanding warrants, including one for trafficking narcotics and another for fleeing from Maine troopers. SENT: 420 words.


MEDICAID TO SCHOOLS: New Hampshire's Health Department says there are temporary rules in place to expand the Medicaid to Schools program to ensure schools are able to bill the department starting this academic year.

TRUMP-CLIMATE PLAN-NEW HAMPSHIRE: New Hampshire's Democratic Congressional delegation criticized the Trump administration efforts to scale back restrictions on climate-changing emissions from coal-fired power plants, calling it a threat to the health and safety of the state's residents.

FAMILY DEATHS-ARREST: A New Hampshire man has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in the deaths of his wife and his father.

UMAINE-ATHLETIC DIRECTOR: The University of Maine has appointed a veteran college sports administrator as the school's new athletic director.

SINK HOLE-ROAD CLOSURE: Officials in Nashua have closed off a city street due to a sinkhole.


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