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July 10. 2013 1:01PM

NH man pleads to federal drug and weapons charges

Elmer Valladares Rivera pleaded guilty in federal court in Concord on Tuesday to nine felony charges, including two counts of possession of a weapon by a convicted felon. Rivera admitting selling one of the weapons - a .38-caliber handgun - to the informant, who was cooperating with the Manchester Police Department.

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Boston.com: Ousted Market Basket CEO Arthur T. Demoulas offers to buy company

The Boston Globe reported early Thursday morning that Market Basket's ousted leader Arthur T. Demoulas and his side of the Demoulas family have made an offer to buy out rival family members for control of the company.

Disgraced NH oil dealer sentenced for Montana fraud, must pay $6.5M in restitution

MISSOULA, Mont. -- A Montana man has been sentenced to more than eight years in prison and ordered to pay nearly $6.5 million in restitution for taking millions of dollars in down payments on steel buildings he never completed.

NH National Guard unit first artillery to train more closely with active duty force

'The 197th was selected as the first field artillery brigade to go through this training,' said Spencer.

Man struck, killed by Downeaster train in North Berwick

An Amtrak Downeaster train packed with commuters as it headed north from Boston to Brunswick struck and killed a pedestrian Wednesday evening in downtown North Berwick.

Drunk Manchester man charged with carrying baby into traffic in Sanford, Maine

SANFORD — Police say a drunk 37-year-old Manchester, New Hampshire man placed his 15-month-old baby in danger when he stood in traffic kicking cars with the child in his arms.

Feds fly death row NH killer by private jet to new facility for life-saving cancer treatments

Spree killer Gary Lee Sampson, sentenced to die 11 years ago for an interstate murder rampage in 2001, was flown by private jet on the taxpayers’ dime July 11 to new death-row digs in Butner, N.C. — the same federal medical facility where disgraced former House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi has been battling Stage 4 cancer.

Video: NH Medal of Honor recipient breaks gavel at New York Stock Exchange

A recent Medal of Honor recipient, Army Sgt. Ryan Pitts of Nashua, New Hampshire, accidentally broke the gavel while ringing in the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday.

Video: Medal of Honor recipient and former Army Sgt. Ryan Pitts of Nashua rings NYSE closing bell, breaks gavel

On Wednesday former U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Ryan M. Pitts, recipient of the Medal of Honor, visited the New York Stock Exchange and rang the closing bell. He also broke a gavel.

Politifact rules on Club for Growth ad saying N.H. gas tax enacted when prices were 'skyrocketing'

New Hampshire voters are famously unenthusiastic about tax hikes, so it's no surprise that the Club for Growth, a fiscally conservative group, is making hay of the state's recent gasoline tax hike in an ad that's intended to bolster a Republican congressional candidate.

Fox News 'Pick Six': Inside Senate race in New Hampshire

Fox News took a look at the New Hampshire Senate race on Wednesday.

Market Basket customer Doug Lyon of Milford said he's disappointed to see the shelves empty and hopes they can resolve it soon as he shopped on Monday afternoon.

The mystery of Market Basket's missing website and the lone NH shopper who filled the void

BOSTON — When the Market Basket situation blew up this weekend, so did Michael Devaney's inbox. 'I knew something was up when I had 37,000 e-mails,' he said.

State forcing county jails to become makeshift mental health facilities

LACONIA — A young man suffering from mental illness has spent the last month-and-a-half in small, bare cell, with only a blanket and thin mattress, at the Belknap County Jail.

An Atlas Pyro Vision Production show on Meredith Bay in NH.

Though Mass. town feels burned, neighbors call NH fireworks company and its owner 'kind and generous'

GREENFIELD — While the mayor waits for word from the town's lawyer about whether he thinks a New Hampshire company short-changed Greenfield's fireworks display this year — an=d possibly for the past three or four years — neighbors of Atlas PyroVision Productions Inc. in Jaffrey, N.H., and its owner Stephen Pelkey are shocked that such a 'kind and generous' person and business would be accused of such a thing.

Nashua South Superior Court officer, 72, fired, held on multiple sexual assault charges

MERRIMACK – A court officer at Hillsborough County Superior Court South in Nashua was terminated Tuesday, a day after he was arrested for allegedly assaulting a child younger than 13 years old multiple times over a period of years, police said.

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The untold story behind serial killer Israel Keyes' jailhouse suicide

A correctional officer fired for 'negligent inattention' by the Department of Corrections because he allegedly read a novel while Israel Keyes committed a 'ritualistic' suicide in a cell 25 feet away was a scapegoat for widespread lax practices and shouldn't have lost his job, a review by an arbitrator found.

Portsmouth mayor tired of waiting for a response from Hassan regarding Sea-3 propane project

PORTSMOUTH — Mayor Bob Lister is tired of waiting for a response from Gov. Maggie Hassan's office to a request he made in a June 18 letter sharing his concerns about the expansion of the Sea-3 propane facility in Newington.

Feds estimate median income for a family of four in NH tops $97.5K

New Hampshire's median income for a family of four tops $97.5K, sixth highest in the nation.

Claremont postmaster who stole from PTO - 'I had to feed my kids'

Rebecca S. Remick, 40, of 35 Citizens St., Claremont’s postmaster at the United State Post Office on Broad Street, has since paid back all the money she allegedly took from the account. She blamed tough financial times for the incidents.

Peeping Tom in town? Hinsdale police chief calls community meeting

The meetings is in response to reports the police department has received and a Facebook page -- Hinsdale Crime Watch -- that claims to have a description of the suspect.

RNC begins ‘robo calls’ vs. Shaheen, Reid

CONCORD – As if Granite State voters weren’t getting enough political advertising on television, the Republican National Committee on Tuesday began making 'robo calls' into the state urging voters to 'fire' Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid by voting against Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen.

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