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

February 20, 2019

New Hampshire news from The Associated Press for Wednesday, Feb. 20, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

OLDEST COLD CASE-NEW HAMPSHIRE

CONCORD, N.H. — New Hampshire’s Cold Case Unit says it’s solved its oldest crime, the 52-year-old shooting death of an auto repair shop worker, and says the man who did it killed himself years later. By Kathy McCormack. SENT: 500 words.

SEXUAL HARASSMENT

CONCORD, N.H._ An independent human resources employee would investigate sexual harassment complaints against New Hampshire lawmakers under a bill before a Senate committee Wednesday. By Holly Ramer. SENT: 460 words.

BORDER SECURITY-COLLINS

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine — Sen. Susan Collins said Wednesday that she would vote for a congressional resolution disapproving of President Donald Trump’s emergency declaration to build a wall on the southern border, becoming the first Republican senator to publicly express support for such a measure. By David Sharp. SENT: 340 words.

ELECTION 2020-SANDERS-ANALYSIS

NEW YORK — Can Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders recapture the magic that fueled his first presidential campaign? To win the nomination, he may not need to. As Sanders, a 77-year-old self-described democratic socialist, formally launches his 2020 campaign, the lessons of President Donald Trump’s victory in the GOP’s packed 2016 contest loom large. An AP News Analysis. By Steve Peoples. SENT: 1,015 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

STATE WORKERS-CONTRACT: Republican Gov. Chris Sununu says he’s confident a contract deal will be reached with state employees, despite a decision by workers’ unions to declare an impasse.

RABBIT HUNTER INJURED: Game wardens say a New Hampshire man was struck in the head with shotgun pellets while rabbit hunting in Maine.

PRISON CHAPLAIN-BRIBES: A federal prison chaplain accused of smuggling cellphones, tobacco and drugs to inmates in exchange for money has asked for permission to travel cross-country to help relocate his family before he does prison time.

MILITARY RECRUITING CENTER: A new military recruiting center will be opening in northern New Hampshire.

FATAL CRASH-MARIJUANA: A driver has pleaded not guilty to driving while impaired by marijuana and causing a crash that killed a passenger on Interstate 91 in Vermont.

FOOTBALL PLAYERS CHARGED: Police in New Hampshire say two more people, including another University of New Hampshire football player, have been charged in connection with a brawl at a fraternity.

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