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

March 4, 2019

New Hampshire news from The Associated Press for Monday, March 4, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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SCHOOLS-DISCRMINATION

CONCORD, N.H. — A Senate committee considering a bill to prohibit discrimination in public schools heard conflicting opinions Monday on whether the measure is necessary. By Holly Ramer. SENT: 405 words.

WINTER WEATHER

BOSTON _ Temperatures are warming, the sun is shining and snow is melting after a storm dumped more than a foot of snow on parts of the northeastern U.S. overnight, prompting school closures, power outages and a messy Monday morning commute. By Philip Marcelo and Rodrique Ngowi. SENT: 610 words.

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WINTER WEATHER-NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND: A powerful winter storm dumped a foot of snow on parts of northern New England, prompting school closings, highway crashes and the closing of some state offices in Maine. Five people were hurt when a United Express flight slid off a runway in northern Maine.

IN BRIEF:

WATER POLLUTION SUIT: Two environmental groups have sued two utilities over a coal-fired power plant in New Hampshire, saying they are violating the Clean Water Act.

FIREFIGHTER DEATH-MAINE: The body of a firefighter who was killed while battling an apartment fire has been escorted from a funeral home in Dover, New Hampshire, to Old Orchard Beach, Maine.

RIGHT WHALE PROTECTION: The federal government is expanding a protected zone off of New England to attempt to protect endangered right whales.

KIDNAPPER MANHUNT: A man charged with kidnapping a woman and her son outside a New Hampshire mall is facing charges that he sexually assaulted her in Vermont.

MAPLE SEASON: Some maple syrup producers in New Hampshire say a chilly season has slowed down their output in recent weeks

SUSPICIOUS DEATH: Authorities have charged a man with second-degree murder in the shooting death of a woman in Manchester, New Hampshire.

GAS PRICES: Gasoline prices are inching up in northern New England.

RAILROAD SOLD: New Hampshire’s oldest short-line railroad has been sold to a Las Vegas-based railroad consolidator.

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