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February 11. 2013 7:56PM

Critics of gun raffle by New Hampshire police offer to buy, destroy weapons

A New Hampshire police group that plans to raffle 31 guns in May received this offer from an alarmed critic of the giveaway: He would raise $30,000, buy all the guns, and bring them to his local police station to be destroyed.

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Police are shown at the scene of the August 2013 fatal shooting in Weare.

Weare rescinds firing of former discredited police sergeant Joseph Kelley

Joseph Kelley, the Weare police sergeant who oversaw a deadly and sharply criticized drug bust last year and who was fired months later for allegedly falsifying documents, can potentially return to the job, according to officials and a letter sent Friday by the town's attorney.

EXCLUSIVE: 21 liens filed against Sen. Shaheen and her husband for failure to pay creditors

Towns in New Hampshire and Maine placed 21 different liens against properties owned by Democratic Senate candidate Jeanne Shaheen's husband, who manages the couple's real estate business, according to local property records obtained exclusively by The Daily Caller.

Inmates, dressed in blue, work with kitchen staff, dressed in black, at the Cheshire County jail.

'Progressive jail' in NH is a 21st-Century hell, inmates complain

No outdoor exercise and no family visits, but when video visitation cost $1 per minute, Cheshire County jail is an expensive form of progress.

FBI agent pleads guilty to role in $54M military contract swindle involving disgraced NH lawmaker David Young

Lustyik’s attorney, Ray Mansolillo of Boston, said his client pleaded guilty right before trial because he wanted to spare his family and didn’t want to have to disclose information he developed as an intelligence agent.

Anti-Islamic ads depicting slain NH journalist Foley pulled in NYC

The ads are bankrolled by a group led by blogger Pamela Geller. They are being yanked after criticism from the American journalist’s family.

N.H. concealed carry gun application changes again but still 'weak, at best' says head of chiefs association

The statet’s latest move isn’t appeasing all critics, and one state legislator said he plans to propose a bill this session that would roll back gun restrictions in the state.

Anthony Bourdain to explore explosion of heroin use in New England in new season of 'Parts Unknown'

'In [preparing] for this show I noticed there's been this incredible explosion of heroin use in rural Massachusetts and New Hampshire and Vermont -- small, white, rural, small-town, Norman Rockwell America.'

NH author John Irving puts his dream house up for sale for $3M

The 8,300 square-foot mansion in Dorset, Vermont, has five bedrooms and a full-sized wrestling court.

Sen. RAND PAUL

Bloomberg: Rand Paul held Scott Brown endorsement until after primary to avoid offending conservatives

Rand Paul asked Brown to keep his endorsement secret until Brown had defeated Rubens and his other opponents.

None of the richest Americans that comprise the Forbes 400 live in the tri-state area

Media pioneer Patrick McGovern, founder and CEO of International Data Group and the only member from New Hampshire, died at the age of 76 on March 19.

Treatment plant could cost Portsmouth $80M and still not satisfy new EPA rules

In addition, because of a decision by regulators at the federal Environmental Protection Agency, even if the city did agree to spend the money and go through the mess of a three-year construction project on the island, the EPA could still order the city to make more improvements to the new plant, city officials said.

Huge Obamacare loan helps Maine insurance co-operative accelerate plan to tap NH market

Maine Community Health Options will offer insurance through the federal marketplace to people throughout New Hampshire next year, a move made possible by a major federal loan and local success that has surprised industry experts and allowed the company to dominate the Maine market.

Boston publisher says he rarely used gutted $1M home, but still votes in NH by absentee ballot

Voting records indicate Miller regularly voted in N.H. general elections by absentee ballot, according to Plainfield’s town clerk.

Cher tickets down 6% for second leg of Dressed To Kill Tour; no new date yet for Manchester show

There are also seven other shows with dates yet to be rescheduled. Those include Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Bryce Jordan Center in University Park, PA, Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls, SD, Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne, IN, The Times Union Center in Albany, NY and the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, NH.

BBC Video: Mariam Ibrahim: 'Jail in Sudan was a test'

Speaking to the BBC's Tom Esslemont, she said there were currently people in jail in Sudan ''in worse conditions'' than she had been held in.

Two anglers, 48 species: Fishermen hook and eat every type of NH freshwater fish

EXETER – Dave Kellam, 46, of Exeter, and his fishing buddy, Groves, 41, of Conway, have completed their quest to catch and eat every freshwater fish in New Hampshire.

Dartmouth researcher: Higgs-gravity connection may leave traces in white dwarfs

Scientists have shown that dying stars called white dwarfs can be used to investigate and place limits on the coupling between the Higgs field and spacetime curvature

Speedway Motorsports, Inc. driving fan experience initiatives, partners with Sporting Innovations

Speedway Motorsports, Inc. (SMI) (TRK) has selected Sporting Innovations, a Kansas City-based sports technology company, to redefine and enhance the fan experience across its enterprise, including eight motorsports venues around the United States, which host some of the world’s largest events including NASCAR, INDYCAR, and NHRA race weekends.

Somersworth police concerned powerful batch of heroin behind uptick in ODs

'The spike in the last two weeks coincides with our intel of an unusually potent batch of heroin around,' Somersworth Police Capt. David Kretschmar said Monday.

Shaheen kicks off I-am-woman-hear-me tour

PEMBROKE, N.H. — Senator Jeanne Shaheen is today beginning a statewide tour painting Scott Brown as untrustworthy on women’s issues, ramping up a potent line of attack against her Republican rival and reprising some knocks used against him by Elizabeth Warren in 2012.

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