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BC-NH--New Hampshire News Digest 1:30 pm, NH

March 5, 2019

New Hampshire news from The Associated Press for Tuesday, March 5, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

GUN CONTROL-RED FLAG

CONCORD, N.H. _ New Hampshire may join a growing number of states in making it easier to take guns away from people in danger of harming themselves or others. The House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee held a public hearing Tuesday on a bill that would allow family members or law enforcement officers to seek a court order restricting gun access to those posing an immediate risk to themselves or public safety. By Holly Ramer. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words by 5 p.m.

KIDNAPPER MANHUNT

MONTPELIER, Vt. _ The New Hampshire woman who was allegedly kidnapped and sexually assaulted by a man who had allegedly run away from an addiction treatment center is suing the state of Vermont and the center. By Wilson Ring. Developing.

IN BRIEF:

FIREFIGHTER DEATH-MAINE: Maine Gov. Janet Mills has ordered flags lowered to half-staff to honor a firefighter killed while battling an apartment blaze.

COVERED BRIDGE-REPAIRS: A 143-year-old New Hampshire covered bridge is going to be shut down to vehicle traffic for about two months for extensive repair work.

AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM WORKER SENTENCED: A former Boys & Girls Club worker in New Hampshire has been sentenced to at least eight years in prison for a pattern of sexual abuse involving a teenage girl who attended the program.

SUSPICOUS DEATH: The boyfriend of a woman who died of a gunshot wound to the back says the two were driving away from a New Hampshire club when he heard a “pop.”

WATER POLLUTION SUIT: A utility is denying allegations by two environmental groups that it violated the Clean Water Act in operating a coal-fired power plant in New Hampshire.

SNOW ON CARS: New Hampshire State Police troopers say they’ve stopped hundreds of vehicles covered in snow through their enforcement of Jessica’s Law this season.

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