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

December 31, 2018

New Hampshire news from The Associated Press for Monday, Dec. 31, 2018.

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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SHEA-PORTER LOOKS BACK

CONCORD, N.H. _ Troublesome T-shirts have become a bit of a tradition for Democrats elected to Congress from New Hampshire’s 1st District. More than a decade before Rep.-elect Chris Pappas was criticized by his opponent for wearing a shirt featuring the word “Resist,” Carol Shea-Porter was thrown out of a 2005 President George W. Bush town hall after revealing a red T-shirt with the message “Turn Your Back on Bush.” By Holly Ramer. SENT: 580 words.

IN BRIEF:

GUNSHOTS-ARRESTS: Police say two brothers have been held without bail in connection with gunshots that struck at least two homes in Claremont, New Hampshire.

CAR FIRE DEATH: New Hampshire authorities have identified a woman who died in a burning car in Hart’s Location.

ELECTION 2020-NEW HAMPSHIRE PRIMARY: Two of President Donald Trump’s supporters are dropping their plan to challenge the New Hampshire Republican Party’s tradition of remaining neutral in presidential primaries.

MISSING BOATERS: An insurance company investigating the sinking of Nathan Carman’s boat in 2016 is suggesting that he may have thrown a gun used to kill his grandfather into the ocean.

FIRE-FORMER HOTEL: The New Hampshire Fire Marshal’s office has been called to investigate a fire that burned down a former hotel and restaurant in Twin Mountain.

GAS PRICES: Gas prices are still on their way down in northern New England.

CRAB FISHING: Federal fishing managers are holding the line on the quota for a commercial important species of crab that is fished off of the East Coast.

SNOWMOBILE COLLISION: Authorities say two snowmobilers have been hurt in a collision on a northern New Hampshire trail.

WINTER WEATHER: New Year’s revelers in northern New England should be prepared for some snow.

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