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

May 24, 2019

New Hampshire news from The Associated Press for Friday, May 24, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

TOP STORIES:

BULLETPROOF VEST PROGRAM

MONTPELIER, Vt. — A federal program that has helped thousands of police departments across the country buy 1.35 million bulletproof vests has been made permanent and named after the Vermont senator who helped conceive of the idea. On Thursday, President Donald Trump signed the bi-partisan legislation that has been formally named “The Patrick Leahy Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Program.” It was announced Friday. The Vermont Democrat conceived of the program in the aftermath of a 1997 shooting in northern New Hampshire and Vermont by Carl Drega that killed two New Hampshire state troopers, a judge and a newspaper editor. By Wilson Ring. SENT: 335 words.

CEO PAY-TOP PAID BY STATE

Here are the top paid CEOs by state for 2018, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive data firm. SENT: 560 words.

IN BRIEF:

STOLEN CARS: A New Hampshire man has been accused of stealing two cars in the same day.

CYBER CRIMES-CHILDREN: New Hampshire authorities say 12 arrests have been made as part of “Operation Cyber Guardian” to target people intent to sexually exploit children through the use of technology and the internet.

UBER DRIVER ASSAULTED: Police in New Hampshire say they are looking for a man who allegedly punched an Uber driver in the head after wanting a free ride.

POLICE RECRUIT-THREATS: Charges have been dropped against a police recruit who was accused of threatening to kill fellow officers at his graduation ceremony in New Hampshire.

ARSON CHARGES: A New Hampshire man who authorities say intentionally set his apartment building on fire to kill himself and others has been arraigned in Boston.

ASSAULT-PORNOGRAPHY CHARGES: A New Hampshire man has been indicted on charges of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl and possessing child pornography.

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND-FOREST: White Mountain National Forest officials are reminding visitors to be prepared for slippery rocks, spring melt-off and high stream crossing levels this Memorial Day weekend.

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