( Salem, N.H. ) - Police in Salem seized some serious weapons from a car they say was driving erratically on Route 28 yesterday.


A semi-automatic sub-machine pistol with a silencer, a 12-gauge  shotgun and drugs were found in the car driven by 22 year old Aliza Drouin of Laconia, who was charged with transportation of drugs.

35-year-old Gordon Potter of Warner was charged with being a felon in possession of firearms, possession of  heroin, and other charges.

A Laconia man has been sentenced to six years in prison for possession of child pornography. Fifty-one-year-old Daniel Petrin was convicted following an investigation that began in 2009. The court determined that Petrin had bought sexually explicit images of children from someone in Italy.

New Hampshire Attorney General Joseph Foster is warning residents to beware of scams as the federal tax filing deadline approaches.  Foster says scammers typically call potential victims claiming to be  from the IRS and demand payment for past-due taxes, and  in some cases even threaten  to arrest their victims.

Lawmakers in Maine are considering a bill to allow adults to opt out of wearing seat belts, just days  after a 75-car pileup that injured at least 17 people. Opponents argued that repealing the seat belt law will result in more traffic deaths and the loss of federal grants.  New Hampshire is the only state that doesn't mandate seat belts for adults.

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