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

May 9, 2019

New Hampshire news from The Associated Press for Thursday, May 9, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

UPCOMING TOMORROW:

TODDLER DEATH-APPEAL

CONCORD, N.H. _ The New Hampshire Supreme Court is scheduled to release an opinion in the appeal of a woman sentenced to 45 years to life in the beating death of her 3-year-old daughter.

ELECTION 2020-BETO O’ROURKE

NEW LONDON, N.H. _ Coverage of Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke. Developing from noon event.

TOP STORIES:

PAID FAMILY LEAVE

CONCORD, N.H. _ Republican Gov. Chris Sununu has vetoed a paid family medical leave bill, repeating his claim that it amounts to an income tax. The plan that passed the Senate in February and the House in March calls for up to 12 weeks of paid leave for the birth, adoption or fostering of a child, a serious illness not related to employment or the serious illness of a spouse or certain other relatives. By Holly Ramer. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words by 6 p.m.

MARRIED TO MANY WOMEN

CONCORD, N.H. — A New Hampshire man who avoided jail time on bigamy charges could end up behind bars after all after authorities say he lied about his whereabouts and then disappeared. Michael Middleton, 43, pleaded guilty last month and was given a 12-month sentence, which was suspended on the condition of good behavior for five years. A warrant was issued for his arrest Wednesday, however, after a probation officer said Middleton was missing. By Holly Ramer. SENT: 330 words, photo.

BOOKING PHOTOS-RULING

CONCORD, N.H. — A judge did not have the authority to require prosecutors to provide a photo lineup for a defendant’s benefit in a trespassing case, the New Hampshire Supreme Court said in ruling Thursday that reversed the decision. Police accused a man of entering the alleged victim’s Lebanon home in 2017 without authority. SENT: 250 words.

IN BRIEF:

FENTANYL TRAFFICKING-SENTENCE: A New Hampshire woman has been sentenced to five years in prison for participating in a fentanyl trafficking conspiracy.

HIKER FOUND: New Hampshire Fish and Game conservation officers have come to the aid of a hiker who got lost in Franconia and wasn’t prepared for snow and ice on his hike.

BUILDING ON HOPE: Building on Hope will be renovating the Nashua Police Athletic League next year.

HOSPITAL AFFILIATION: Two New Hampshire health systems that plan to combine resources are holding four community “listening sessions” to gain public input.

SCALLOP RESEARCH: The federal government says a program that sells scallops to pay for marine science will include a study of how shellfish harvesting impacts sea turtles in this year’s projects.

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