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BC-NH--New Hampshire News Digest 1:30 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. — President Donald Trump has signed legislation that permanently reauthorizes a program that helps buys bulletproof vests for police officers. The program is now known as the “The Patrick Leahy Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Program,” conceived by the Democratic Vermont senator. It’s believed to have saved the lives of more than 3,000 police officers since its launch 20 years ago, after a 1997 killing spree that began in Colebrook, New Hampshire, and ended in Vermont after a man shot and killed two New Hampshire state police troopers, a judge and a newspaper editor. By Wilson Ring. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 5 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

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

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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