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  1. State House Dome: 'Flipped' House leads to policy reversals

    For the past two years, under Democratic control, the House was pro-abortion rights, pro-gun control, pro-independent redistricting commission and pro-education aid overhaul. Last week, the narrow Republican majority caucus in the House hung together to take actions that reversed every one of...
  2. Maine gun numbers tell a stark story. New caucus committed to changing them.

    It’s estimated that nearly half of all Maine homes have at least one firearm, and those numbers have risen since the start of the pandemic. According to FBI data on background checks, 70,244 Mainers tried to purchase firearms between March and August of 2020, an increase of 69 percent from 2019...
  3. Pelham homeowners hold two Mass-whole thieves at gunpoint

    PELHAM — Two Massachusetts residents are under arrest after allegedly trying to steal a dump truck, and police are crediting the homeowner and his son for helping to detain them. Pelham police responded to a Plower Road residence Friday night for a report of a vehicle theft in progress. The...
  4. North Woodstock neighbors sue outdoor shooting range

    NORTH WOODSTOCK – A local couple and 29 of their neighbors want a judge to order the closure of the Gold Bess Shooting Club and award them damages, saying the outdoor range is a public and private nuisance. According to the lawsuit, in May 2016, Woodstock Sand and Gravel (WSG) purchased 34 acres...
  5. Waterville (ME) 2-year-old in critical condition after being shot in the head

    A Waterville toddler is in critical condition after allegedly being shot in the head Saturday, police said. One of three siblings living in the Western Avenue home apparently found a gun that was secured in a closet, loaded it and fired a round that hit the 2-year-old, according to Maine State...
  6. Milbridge man charged with attempted murder and robbery in Trenton shooting

    A Milbridge man suspected of shooting two men at a home in Trenton on Sunday night has been charged with attempted murder, elevated aggravated assault and robbery, according to the Hancock County District Attorney’s office. Larry Smith, 50, and his wife, Sherry Smith, 56, of Milbridge allegedly...
  7. Wallingford Man Admits Possession of Unregistered Firearms

    According to court documents and statements made in court, on January 24, 2020, federal law enforcement agents executed a search warrant at RAPHEAL DANCER’s Wallingford residence and found several firearms regulated under the NFA, and which were not registered to Dancer in the NFTR. The firearms...
  8. Gun ban in Manchester (NH) city schools floated

    Jim O'Connell has his sights set on getting a ban on guns in city schools passed in 2021. The at-large school board member raised some eyebrows last week when, in the waning minutes of a policy committee meeting, he said he is working on a policy banning guns in school buildings, with some...
  9. Guns: Path to a Gun License

    WCBV's Anthony Everett walks us through the path of legally obtaining a gun license in Massachusetts. View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1jC32K26dU
  10. Fatal shootings across NYC have nearly doubled since 2019: NYPD

    Nearly twice as many people have died to gun violence in Gotham this year than last, striking new figures from the NYPD show. A total of 209 people were shot and killed in the five boroughs as of Wednesday — compared to 109 over the same period in 2019. Overall, 1,362 people have been shot in...
  11. UNH student accidentally shot neighbor

    A University of New Hampshire student was accidentally shot in the back when a bullet flew through the wall of her apartment in The Lodges at West Edge on Thursday evening. Durham police found that Brian Nguyen, 24, the woman’s neighbor, and also a UNH student, had accidentally discharged a...
  12. Maine’s North Woods bracing for busy months of bear and moose hunting

    The group that oversees huge tracts of the state’s industrial forest is warning hunters and other potential travelers to expect plenty of company in the coming weeks, and is asking for visitors to be considerate during their trips to northern Maine. “While the woods were not very busy in May due...
  13. Canada-U.S. border will remain closed until Sept. 21

    Brian Higgins, a Democratic congressman for the New York district that includes Buffalo and the Niagara area, said he was disappointed but not surprised that the border closure was extended. "I have been working with Canadian officials at the federal level for several months toward the goal of...
  14. Trump to hold outdoor campaign rally Saturday in Portsmouth

    The campaign rally at Portsmouth International Airport will come three weeks after an indoor rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the president’s first of the COVID-19 era, drew a smaller-than-expected crowd amid concerns of rising infections in the region. The Trump campaign’s announcement of the...
  15. NH man's lawsuit claims SIG Sauer pistol fired without trigger pull

    In his lawsuit, Kyle Guay, 32, — who has “substantial firearms experience” — claims he was taking off his SIG Sauer holster with his SIG P320 secured in it on Jan. 28 “when the pistol fired and hit him in the right thigh without him ever touching the trigger.” “The hollow point bullet it...
  16. Atlantic provinces agree to regional pandemic bubble

    The four Atlantic provinces have agreed to open their borders to each other on July 3, the Council of Atlantic Premiers announced Wednesday in a news release. The agreement means travellers within the Atlantic provinces will not be required to self-isolate after crossing the borders. However...
  17. Turner homeowner holds 2 burglary suspects at gunpoint

    State police say the owner of an abandoned house on Route 4 saw a dark SUV with Massachusetts plates parked in a field next to a house he owned and found the back door was forced open. He told police he saw a man and a woman carrying items out of the house, took out a handgun and held them until...
  18. Shots fired in Lewiston; felonious Ma**h*** charged with attempted murder

    LEWISTON — A Massachusetts man was charged with attempted murder Friday after firing a gun while chasing a man down Bartlett Street, Lewiston police Lt. David St. Pierre said. Police arrested 32-year-old Nathaniel D. Ashwood, of Springfield, Massachusetts, and charged him with attempted murder...
  19. Portland building owner apologizes for hiring armed guards during protest

    The two security guards wore vests and carried rifles, according to photos captured by citizens and shared on social media, alarming many protesters who passed the building as they were leaving the evening’s rally outside the police station. The presence of the two security guards, armed with...
  20. Brockton Man Charged with Illegal Possession of Firearms

    Rotchill Seme, 21, of Brockton, was arrested yesterday and charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm. Following an initial appearance today, Seme was detained pending a detention hearing scheduled for June 10, 2020. According to the criminal complaint, beginning on May 25, 2020, Seme...
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