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

January 7, 2019

New Hampshire news from The Associated Press for Monday, Jan. 7, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

TOP STORIES:

KIDNAPPER MANHUNT

HARTFORD, Vt. _ A man forced a woman and her child into a car in New Hampshire, drove to Vermont, sexually assaulted the woman, and was apprehended in Pennsylvania after a manhunt and car chase, authorities said. Everett Simpson, 41, forced a woman and her child into their car outside the Mall of New Hampshire in Manchester on Saturday and drove to Vermont, police said. He then sexually assaulted the woman, authorities said. When the woman and the child reached safety, they called the police. SENT: 260 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

SPECIAL EDUCATION FUNDS: New Hampshire’s Department of Education has filed a plan with the federal government to repurpose about $10.3 million in special education grants that haven’t been used by local school districts.

GAS PRICES: Gas prices have dropped a bit more in northern New England.

BURNING CAR-RESCUE: Good Samaritans have helped rescue a woman and her two grandchildren from a burning car in New Hampshire.

FREE ICE FISHING: Want to try ice fishing?

DARTMOUTH-250TH ANNIVERSARY: Dartmouth College is kicking off the celebration of its 250th anniversary with nine simultaneous events across campus on Thursday.

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