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November 30, 2013

Region Briefs

NH police say 5-year-old accidentally shot self

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire police say a 5-year-old playing with a handgun accidentally shot himself.

Manchester police say the boy is being treated at Elliot Hospital for a non-life threatening gunshot wound.

Investigators say the boy was playing with a handgun owned by his mother’s boyfriend when the gun went off.

His mother and her boyfriend — 29-year-old Sonday Bishop — told police they did not know he was handling the handgun. The shooting occurred at about 2:30 a.m. Saturday.

Police seized the .22 caliber handgun and are continuing their investigation.

Mass. hunting licenses for new year available now

BOSTON (AP) — The new year is a few weeks away but it’s not too early to think about 2014 hunting licenses.

The Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife says 2014 hunting, sporting, fishing, and trapping licenses will be available for purchase starting on Monday.

They can be purchased at all license vendor locations, MassWildlife District offices, the West Boylston Field Headquarters, and at MassFishHunt.org.

Anyone 15 or older needs a license to hunt or for freshwater fishing.

Freshwater fishing licenses for minors ages 15 to 17 are free and can be obtained online.

The department also reminds hunters that all deer harvested during shotgun season must be checked at a check station. Online checking is not available from Dec. 2 until Dec. 14.

NH donors sought to help 2-year-old with cancer

BEDFORD, N.H. (AP) — The parents of a 2-year-old New Hampshire boy with leukemia are asking people to become bone marrow donors in hopes of finding a match.

Police in Bedford are hosting a bone marrow drive Saturday until 6 p.m. at police headquarters to help Aybel Martin of Goffstown.

Abel’s parents tell WMUR-TV their son went through several rounds of treatment and they thought he was in the clear until the cancer resurfaced in October.

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