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

May 6, 2019

New Hampshire news from The Associated Press for Monday, May 6, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

HEALTH WORKFORCE

CONCORD, N.H. _ New Hampshire’s shortage of health care workers threatens both the health of the economy and individuals going without needed care, advocates said at a Statehouse rally Monday. By Holly Ramer. SENT: 420 words.

DEADLY WRONG-WAY CRASH

BURLINGTON, Vt. _ A Vermont man charged with killing five teenagers in a wrong-way crash almost three years ago was psychotic and delusional at the time and thus legally insane, his lawyer argued Monday during opening statements in his client’s murder trial. The lawyer for Steven Bourgoin acknowledged his client was driving the vehicle that killed the teenagers but said that Bourgoin was “totally out of his mind” at the time, and the attorney said he will present evidence to that effect. By Wilson Ring. SENT: 510 words, photos.

OCEAN EXPLORATION INSTITUTE

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Monday that it has picked the University of Rhode Island as the home of a new institute for ocean exploration. NOAA said URI will host its Ocean Exploration Cooperative Institute and Titanic discoverer Robert Ballard will lead it. SENT: 220 words.

ELECTION 2020-PETE BUTTIGIEG

DES MOINES, Iowa — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg has hired four staffers in Iowa and three in New Hampshire as he works to build on the momentum his campaign has seen in recent weeks. By Alexandra Jaffe and Hunter Woodall. SENT: 380 words.

IN BRIEF:

FATAL CRASH-TEEN CHARGED: A Massachusetts man has been charged in connection with a hit-and-run crash over the weekend that killed a New Hampshire man.

UNH-ADMISSIONS: Starting next fall, students applying to the University of New Hampshire will no longer be required to submit standardized test scores with their application in a three-year pilot program starting with incoming freshmen in 2020.

INTERSTATE CRASH-LUMBER: Police in New Hampshire say a tractor trailer driver on Interstate 95 suffered an intense coughing fit that caused him to lose control of the vehicle and crash into a guardrail, scattering the lumber he was carrying across the highway.

TROOPER-SHOOTING: Police in Vermont say a man has been treated for minor injuries following a shooting involving a state trooper.

GAS PRICES: Gas prices have risen slightly in northern New England.

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