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

March 1, 2019

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

UPCOMING TOMORROW

ELECTION 2020-BERNIE SANDERS:

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders launches his presidential campaign at a rally at Brooklyn College.

TOP STORIES:

FIERY CRASH

DUBLIN, N.H. — An 18-year-old driver who collided with a tractor-trailer in a fiery crash is home from the hospital and is embracing what he calls a second chance at life. Samuel Lachance, of Manchester, tells WMUR-TV he has made a fast recovery, thanks to the support of his parents and community. SENT: 350 words.

ELECTION 2020-INSLEE

SEATTLE — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee will seek the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, mixing calls for combating climate change and highlights of his liberal record with an aggressive critique of President Donald Trump. The 68-year-old governor is launching his bid Friday in Seattle, following recent visits to the first primary state of New Hampshire and the early caucus state of Nevada. By Bill Barrow and Rachel La Corte. SENT: 1,075 words.

LOBSTER HAUL

ROCKPORT, Maine — Maine lobstermen brought more than 119 million pounds (54 million kilograms) of the state’s signature seafood ashore last year, an increase that helped to propel the total value of Maine’s seafood to the second-highest value on record, state officials said Friday. By Patrick Whittle. SENT: 740 words.

IN BRIEF:

AMOSKEAG FISHWAYS CLOSING: The Amoskeag Fishways environmental education center along the Merrimack River in Manchester, New Hampshire, is closing soon, although an observation deck for the Amoskeag Dam’s fish ladder will remain.

FIREFIGHTERS HURT-MAINE: Authorities say at least five firefighters have been hurt in fire at a three-story apartment building in Berwick, Maine.

ATTEMPTED ESCAPE-PHONE CALL: A New Hampshire man jailed on drug charges has pleaded guilty to trying to escape from an inmate transport van, phoning his girlfriend ahead that “something might fall out” for pickup, and offering to pay a fellow inmate to keep quiet about it.

VOTER FRAUD: New Hampshire authorities say a man who admitted to voting in two states in the 2016 general election has been sentenced to 200 hours of community service.

INFORMANT KILLED-SENTENCE: A New Hampshire man has been sentenced to 13 to 30 years in prison for his role in the killing of a confidential informant for Bethlehem police.

BUSINESS PROFITS TAX: The New Hampshire House of Representatives has voted to approve a bill that will partially reverse reductions in the state’s business profits tax.

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