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

November 29, 2018

New Hampshire news from The Associated Press for Thursday, Nov. 29, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



CONCORD, N.H. — Dartmouth College alumni have heard the allegations of misconduct in one department where professors are accused of hosting drunken parties, groping and harassing their students and, in two cases, sexually assaulting them. Now, a growing number of former students are demanding answers from the administration and questioning how such an atmosphere apparently flourished for at least 15 years at the Ivy League school in Hanover, New Hampshire. By Michael Casey. SENT: 820 words, photos.


BRENTWOOD, N.H. — A former manager at New Hampshire-based Planet Fitness has sued the company, saying she was subjected to a male-dominated, “debaucherous” environment that included sexual harassment and rape. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 6 p.m.


PORTLAND, Maine — Trade hostility from across the ocean was supposed to take a snip out of the U.S. lobster business, but the industry is getting a lifeline from its northern neighbor. Heavy demand from Canada is buoying American lobster as both countries head into the busy holiday export season, according to federal statistics and members of the industry. It’s a positive sign for U.S. seafood dealers and fishermen, even as the industry struggles with Chinese tariffs. By Patrick Whittle. SENT: 575 words.


LOON COUNT: One of Maine’s most beloved birds is continuing a steady rebuild of its population.

CHRISTMAS TREE FARM-FLOODING: A family-owned Christmas tree farm in New Hampshire is closing this weekend due to record flooding.

OBIT-HALL: Sean Hall, a reporter at WKBK-FM radio in Keene, New Hampshire, has died in a traffic crash in the town of Richmond. He was 63.

POLICE OFFICERS INVESTIGATED: A former New Hampshire police officer accused of performing an illegal search and falsifying his report is scheduled to change his plea next week.

BODY CAMERA STUDY: Patrol officers for a New Hampshire city are declining to participate in a study group looking into implementing a body camera program.

ONLINE SALES TAX-NEW HAMPSHIRE: Some U.S. senators, including New Hampshire’s Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan, want Senate leadership to take action before the end of the year to protect small businesses from red tape following a court decision on collecting sales taxes from online shopping.


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