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

May 1, 2019

New Hampshire news from The Associated Press for Wednesday, May 1, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



CONCORD, N.H. _ An effort to remove partisanship from the process of redrawing New Hampshire’s legislative districts is gaining momentum with a compromise bill in the state Senate. Supporters argue the current system that puts lawmakers in charge of redistricting allows for gerrymandering, in which boundaries are drawn to benefit the party in power. By Holly Ramer. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words by 5 p.m.


AUGUSTA, Maine — Health care providers on both sides of the abortion debate have begun to weigh in on a Maine bill to allow nurse practitioners, physician assistants and certified nurse-midwives to perform abortions. By Marina Villeneuve. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words by 5 p.m.


DECRIMINALIZING PROSTITUTION: Critics of criminal prostitution laws are urging Rhode Island lawmakers to support a legislative study on decriminalizing sex work.

ROAD RAGE-SHOOTING: A New Hampshire man has pleaded not guilty to two counts of first-degree assault in what police called a road-rage shooting in Grafton.

HERRING FISHING: Interstate fishing managers have approved new protections for an important species of small fish that they hope will help reverse an alarming trend in the fish’s population. HFR for 1 a.m.

GUIDANCE COUNSELOR-SEX ASSAULT: A former New Hampshire school administrator says in a lawsuit she was wrongfully fired for testifying about the job performance of a guidance counselor who was sentenced for sexually assaulting a student at another school.

DEADLY WRONG-WAY CRASH: Jury selection is continuing for a third day in the trial of a Vermont man accused in a wrong-way crash that killed five teenagers.

FATAL CRASH-NEW HAMPSHIRE: New Hampshire state police say it appears speed was a factor in a one-car crash in Candia that resulted in a passenger’s death.

PRISON CHAPLAIN-BRIBES: A federal prison chaplain in New Hampshire has pleaded guilty to accepting bribes for providing inmates cellphones, tobacco, drugs, and other contraband.


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