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Merrimack Valley

March 24, 2013

In Brief

Man seriously injured by pit bulls

RAYMOND, N.H. (AP) — Police in Raymond, N.H., say a man was taken to the hospital to be treated for injuries caused by a pair of pit bulls.

Police and an ambulance were sent to Mildred Avenue on Friday night after a report that a 23-year-old man had been “attacked” by two pit bulls.

The victim sustained serious, but non-life threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital. The dogs were secured before emergency personnel arrived and have been quarantined by their owner.

The Raymond Police Department is investigating.

US Senate passes Warren’s fishery assistance plan

BOSTON (AP) — The U.S. Senate has passed an amendment that would allow funds in next year’s federal budget to be used to aid fishermen in the Northeast and elsewhere.

The bipartisan amendment, introduced by Massachusetts Democrat Elizabeth Warren and Alaska Republican Lisa Murkowski, was included in the Senate budget proposal that passed early Saturday.

It’s uncertain whether the provision will survive budget negotiations before final legislation is passed. The House has passed a rival budget proposal and President Obama has yet to introduce his plan.

Warren’s amendment came after a federal disaster was declared last year in several fisheries, including in the Northeast, where fisherman face massive cuts in 2013 groundfish catch allocations.

The Senate last year approved $150 million for fisheries assistance, but that measure died. Warren says disaster aid is critically needed by fishermen.

Police release images of NH diamond ring theft

NEWINGTON, N.H. (AP) — Police in Newington, N.H., are releasing surveillance images of the suspect and a car they believe were involved in the theft of a diamond ring from a jewelry store.

The Portsmouth Herald says the ring was stolen Wednesday from a shop in the Fox Run Mall. An employee of Hannoush Jewelers told police an unidentified suspect walked into the jewelry store and asked to look at some rings. The suspect reportedly ran from the store with a 2.5 carat diamond ring worth more than $1,000.

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