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

January 13, 2019

New Hampshire news from The Associated Press for Sunday, Jan. 13, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

RECREATIONAL FISH RULES

The rules that govern recreational marine fishing in the U.S. will get an overhaul due to a new law passed by Congress, and the country’s millions of anglers and the groups that stake their livelihoods on them hope the changes will bring better management. The new standards are part of a suite of changes that proponents call the Modern Fish Act that were approved by the House and Senate in December. Supporters of the new rules have said they will boost an industry that contributes billions to the economy, though some members of the fishing industry felt deeper rule changes were warranted. By Patrick Whittle. SENT: 580 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

UNH-DISABLED STUDENTS: The University of New Hampshire has received a grant to fund a program that bolsters the college experience for students with intellectual disabilities.

CITY HALL FLOODED: A burst water pipe at Portsmouth City Hall has caused flooding damage to all four floors and into the basement.

SNOWMOBILE CRASH: New Hampshire authorities say a snowmobile crash in Groton should remind riders to slow down and use caution as early season conditions vary.

AUTO TECH COMPETITION: A team from Portsmouth High School had the fastest fixers at an annual automotive competition and will be moving on to the national finals this spring.

SEXUAL VIOLENCE-GRANT: New Hampshire is getting close to $300,000 from the federal government to help prevent sexual violence.

WINE WEEK: New Hampshire’s Wine Week is celebrating two “Wine Dynasties” this year.

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