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

May 15, 2018

New Hampshire news from The Associated Press for Tuesday, May 15, 2018.

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.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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CONCORD, N.H. — State officials say an advocacy group’s allegations of abuse and neglect at New Hampshire’s youth detention center are unfounded and irresponsible. The Disability Rights Center issued a report last week saying staff at the Sununu Youth Services Center used excessive force in December when they restrained and fractured the shoulder of a 14-year-old boy. The report also said further review revealed that staff routinely violated state law in using face-down restraints. By Holly Ramer. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words by 6 p.m.


CONCORD, N.H. — It’s deal and deadline time at the New Hampshire Statehouse. Committees of conference that combine House and Senate lawmakers are meeting this week to settle differences between dozens of bills passed by both chambers. Thursday is the deadline to sign off on any compromises, but lawmakers remain far apart on several key topics and few final reports have been filed. By Holly Ramer. SENT: 550 words.


METH TRAFFICKING-PLEA: A New Hampshire man has pleaded guilty in federal court to methamphetamine trafficking.

RARE SALAMANDER: Wildlife experts say a rare salamander has been spotted in a Vermont forest.

BEARS SHOT: Authorities say a bear-dog encounter that injured the dog resulted in the bear and her yearling cub being shot and killed in Lancaster, New Hampshire.

APRIL UNEMPLOYMENT: New Hampshire officials say the state’s unemployment rate for April was 2.6 percent, unchanged from the March rate.

CAR IN LAKE-RESCUE: Police say a New Hampshire high school student jumped into the state’s largest lake to pull a woman from a car that had gone off the docks and into the water.

DOG-FRIENDLY DINING: A New Hampshire city has approved a new ordinance that will allow dogs to join their owners in Nashua’s outdoor dining areas.

TORNADO DAMAGE: The National Weather Service confirmed that a tornado touched down in New Hampshire and caused damage in several towns earlier this month.


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