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BC-NH--New Hampshire News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

CONCORD, N.H. — New Hampshire Republican Gov. Chris Sununu has vetoed a bill to repeal the death penalty, but the measure is expected to prevail in the Legislature, which passed it with veto-proof majorities this session. Sununu, surrounded by law enforcement officers in a ceremony in Manchester on Friday, called the bill an injustice to slain police officer Michael Briggs, law enforcement, and victims of violent crimes. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.

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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