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

May 3, 2019

New Hampshire news from The Associated Press for Friday, May 3, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

FOREST FIRES

All of that rainy weather in April has a silver lining in Maine: There have been fewer forest fires in northern New England. By David Sharp.

ELECTION 2020-KIRSTEN GILLIBRAND

Her first shot landed short and her teammate’s bounced away long. But Kirsten Gillibrand’s second ping pong ball splashed home and she threw both arms skyward while her opponents chugged, celebrating a beer pong victory in the most presidential way possible. The scene on a rainy Friday night in a bar in New Hampshire’s second-largest city follows a pattern for the 52-year-old New York senator. She’s trailed better-known rivals in the packed Democratic 2020 presidential field in polling and fundraising but is making a case for being the coolest candidate.

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Election 2020-Campaign Rdp w/ the Latest.

TOP STORIES:

DEATH PENALTY-NEW HAMPSHIRE

CONCORD, N.H. — Gov. Chris Sununu vetoed a bill to repeal New Hampshire’s death penalty for a second time Friday, though lawmakers are likely to override his decision in the fall. Sununu, a Republican, vetoed the bill in Manchester, the state’s largest city, surrounded by police officers and other law enforcement officials at a community center named in honor of Officer Michael Briggs, who was shot to death in the line of duty in 2006. By Holly Ramer. SENT: 610 words, photos.

DRILLING BAN

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — All 10 U.S. senators in coastal New England reintroduced a proposal Friday to bar oil and gas drilling from the region’s shores. SENT: 240 words.

TONY WATCH-SARAH STILES

NEW YORK — Some records on Broadway are bound to fall one day and others are surely safe for all time. Sarah Stiles has one that’s hard to top. “I’ve had puppet sex on Broadway twice,” she says. “I think that is like a record or something.” Indeed, the actress who just earned her second Tony nomination has had a hand in some rather intimate and fuzzy encounters during a career that’s taken her from Broadway musicals to dramas and now TV in “Billions” and “Get Shorty.” By Mark Kennedy. SENT: 765 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

PET PYTHON STABBED: Police say a New Hampshire woman has been charged with animal cruelty after she allegedly stabbed her son’s pet python with a steak knife while the snake was inside its tank.

EXERCISE PUNISHMENT: Police in New Hampshire say a father and stepmother have been accused of not taking care of a child who got hurt after being forced to perform an exercise for punitive reasons.

PARKING LOT-DEATH: New Hampshire State Police say an investigation suggests a 55-year-old woman found dead in a vehicle in a state liquor store parking lot had suffered a medical emergency.

FATAL FIRE-NEW HAMPSHIRE: Investigators say a house fire in Bartlett, New Hampshire, has resulted in one fatality.

HIT BY BB GUN: Police in Manchester, New Hampshire, say a teenage girl walking home from school was shot in the face with what appeared to be a BB gun.

SHIPYARD VISIT: Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer paid a visit to the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard as members of northern New England’s congressional delegation continued to lobby to preserve projects there.

SHARK FISHING: The rules for recreational shark fishermen are going to get more difficult to try to protect a vulnerable species of shark.

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