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[captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] stephanie: for the first time in more than two decades, pamela smart' s mother is talking about her daughter' s life sentence. >> she is innocent. shelley: the new legal action she is considering. tom: governor maggie hassan says she will run for senate in 2016. how it will affect the gubernatorial race. mike: temperatures are headed higher started tomorrow. how mild it gets. shelley: a seacoast hospital is taking new steps to make a life-saving drug more accessible. the partnership that will make narcan available over-the-counter. tom: a flight bound for boston made an emergency landing. the conversation between the copilot and air traffic control as he prepared to land. >> no one covers new hampshire like we do.
shelley: for the first time in decades, the mother of pamela smart is spoken exclusively to wmur, revealing the new approach she is taking to seek her daughter' s freedom. good monday evening. i' m shelley walcott. tom: i am tom griffith. ham smarts mother says it is time for the case to be retried, and she smoke with jean mackin -- spoke with jean mackin today. jean:. pam smart' s mother is speaking to us for the first time in 25 years since her daughter was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. she says now it is time for a new trial. >> i hope i live long enough to see my daughter come home. it' s been too long. too hard. jean: linda is speaking with wmur for the first time since her daughter pam smart was convicted in being an accomplice
of the first-degree murder of her husband, greg. >> it' s been a long time, difficult time for everyone. everyone is devastated. it' s very hard, and my daughter is still in there. jean: greg smart was shot in the head in 1990. the four teenage boys convicted have been paroled, including billy flynn, released in june. he says he had a sexual relationship with pam smart while she was working as a media school district. he testified she orchestrated the crime, and he pulled the trigger. >> please take a second look at the case with me. + now pam smart' s attorney, along with her spokesperson, are in new hampshire, considering legal options, like seeking a lesser charge that would remove the life sentence or having her conviction overturned. jean: 25 years later?
view, they should have given her a new trial after her conviction. jean: is there new evidence? >> i think there is that seems to be very worth pursuing. we are talking to a number of people to see if they have the same understanding. jean: pam smart' s spokesperson has insisted it' s an unfair trial, from plea bargains to the jury not being sequestered. she said myths about pam smart persist. >> there' s an inbred hostility towards her that has been revived and reinvigorated periodically by books, films, articles, interviews. jean: she says they have reached out to greg smart' s family, and pam smart' s mother says she even asked her daughter if she would consider a confession in hopes of getting out of prison. >> pam, why don' t you lie and say you are guilty so you can come home? she said, no, mom.
i' m not. good for her. i don' t know if i would have that courage. jean: pam smart' s parents linda and john will continue their visits to the next month security prison for women in bedford hills, new york, and they will continue supporting their daughter. >> there is nothing in her character, ever was anything in her character that would ever make me believe she could be part of something so ugly. there' s no reason she shouldn' t be free. any claims jean: of new evidence would be revealed in the legal filings. there is no timetable for that. tom:tom: tonight, governor maggie hassan has announced her in 2016. wmur was the first to report the s decision this s campaign released a video in which she points to her successes as governor while also
taking aim at washington and the influence of big money, a point she made her in her first interview of her senate candidacy. >> unfortunately, we are not getting the response we need from washington that meets the progress we' ve made at home. washington right now is rigged for special interests who make sure that their needs are met at the expense of the middle class. i think that needs to stop. that is why i' m running for senate. tom: incumbent senator released a statement saying our newest wmur granite state poll shows how close this race could be. the latest numbers show that in a hypothetical head-to-head matchup, kelly ayotte and maggie hassan are in a statistical dead heat with ayotte holding an edge on the democratic governor. it' s important to note, however, at the survey was taken last
shelley: with governor hassan setting her sights on washington, that leaves a wide-open race for governor in the upcoming cycle. wmur political reporter adam sexton' s live at the state house with a look at who is eyeing a run for the corner office. adam: for all the drama and intrigue of the primary and a primetime senate showdown, this governor' s race could be grabbing headlines in its own right, as well-qualified and big-name candidates line up for a shot at an open seat. a new governor will move into the corner office at the statehouse in january 2017. just who that will be remains a mystery. one candidate in the race, executive counselor chris sununu, a republican. >> my race isn' t about who i will face. it' s about a new direction for the state. you were looking at 10 or 20 years of democrats in the corner office where our economy has become stagnant. adam: before he can worry about democrats, he will have to
representative frank eight oh blue is exploring a run. senate majority leader jeff bradley is also weighing his options. >> my focus has been, how do you grow jobs in the state? that is why i' ve focused on lower electric rates, better workers compensation rates. adam: one of his senate colleagues across the aisle on the democratic side is considering his own campaign, senator andrew house murder is in his second term representing the lakes region. >> we have to have a strong, robust economy. we have to be willing to make investments in the people of the state, education, infrastructure. adam: colin van o stern is also in the mix. >> because it is so critical we create a brighter future for our state, i will make a definitive announcement about my own plans in the coming days. adam: political analyst dean' s billy otis says buckle up, new hampshire. >> open seats are always popular. you typically have a lot of people in the wings of both
adam: two other democratic names to keep in mind, former state securities chief mark connolly, and portsmouth city council or stephanie shaheen, the daughter of u.s. senator jeanne shaheen. interest. tenant tomorrow for the latest wmur/granite state poll to see shape up. s getting interesting. in the presidential race, to republican candidates have events tomorrow. former new york governor george pataki is on the second day of his latest visit. he will hold a meeting greet in lebanon, meet with cheshire county republicans in keene, and hold a town hall in a riot -- in rye. florida senator marco rubio arrives for a two-day visit. tomorrow night, he will attend a party in bedford. wednesday, he has offense in dover and wolfeboro. tom: the state supreme court has rejected derry'
safety. three people sued when counselors did nothing, and the tuesday, october 13. polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. shelley: frisbie memorial hospital in rochester is making a groundbreaking move. they are working with local pharmacies to make narcan available over-the-counter for addicts, as well as the people who can save them if they overdose. frisbee is doing what they can to put an end to the heroin epidemic. >> we want to put all the effort into working together collaboratively to stop this epidemic. shelley: today, the hospital announced a partnership with local pharmacies. a physicians have pre-signed a standing order of prescriptions for narcan. that means it can be sold over the counter for anyone at risk
of overdosing or any family member or friend who is training and opioid -- trained in opioid prevention. the standing prescription is for nasal spray narcan. it is available at the walgreens in rochester and will be available at nearly all area pharmacies. >> we want to make sure we are out in front of this, not playing games, and we want to do everything we can to make sure the citizens of rochester are fairly, medically, emotionally supported in this kind of epidemic. tom: narcan is a prescription update -- shelley: narcan is a prescription that reverses an overdose. >> last year, there were 300 deaths in the state of new hampshire from overdoses, and this year, we make over 1000. s all about helping the addict, because chances are, it might be someone you know. >> i' ve seen groceries, construction workers, students,
sons, daughters, fathers, mothers, people from all walks of life. shelley: narcan has the potential to save more lives than any other medication in the united states this year. tom: a motorcycle rider was seriously injured in a crash in manchester. police say the motorcycle was headed north on elm when it collided with an suv at the intersection at clark to the driver of the suv wasn' t hurt. the motorcycle rider was taken to the hospital. police are investigating the cause. littleton police are looking for the man who robbed a gas station at knife point. this is a surveillance picture from the circle k on cottage street last night. the man wore a mask. police believe he had a dark tattoo or mark on his left hand between his thumb and forefinger. he got away with items from the store. no one was hurt. manchester firefighters had to help get a boy out of a tree tonight. the nine-year-old had climbed up 12-15 feet but couldn' t get down
because his lower legs and knees were stuck between limbs. firefighters had to use the jaws of life to separate the tree limbs while firefighters held the boy and lifted him. the boy' s parents took into the hospital to be checked out for scrapes, bruises, and swelling. shelley: i' m glad he' s going to be ok. poor kid. a plane bound for boston was forced to end early when the pilot died in the cockpit. coming up tonight, hear the call the copilot made to air traffic control when he realized that something was wrong. shelley: tom: plus, new information about the ship that disappeared in the bahamas during the hurricane. the owners explain why it wound up in the storm' s path. mike: bright skies on the way tomorrow as temperatures climb. a look at the rest of the week coming up. tom: now to our u local hotshots. these siegal' s got their feet wet as high tide came in at north hampton. of course, you can submit your pictures and video and join the thousands of u local members by
colombia today, one of nearly a dozen dams that were breached. at least 12 have died. the flooding has closed hundreds of roads and bridges, including 75 miles of i-95. a flight from phoenix to boston made a safe emergency landing after the pilot died midflight. shelley: the american airlines flight was diverted to syracuse, new york before continuing to boston. stephanie roma' s has the conversation between the copilot and air traffic control. stephanie: on american airlines jet touches down and quickly surrounded by firetrucks and an ambulance after this in-flight radio call. >> american 550, medical emergency. captain is incapacitated. request handling for runway. into action as soon as this flight landed in syracuse with the flight from phoenix to boston was carrying 147 crew members.
ground crew' s in syracuse, standing ready for the flight. >> pilot is unresponsive, not breathing. stephanie: as the plane approaches, the copilot asks for medics to board the plane as soon as they can. >> understood. as long as they have a way to get to the airplane quickly, we will get them to the captain. stephanie: passenger side the emergency vehicles but didn' t know why they were there until they took off for boston. that is when they were told the captain passed away. >> we just thought that he wasn' t feeling well. we had no idea he had passed. >> this is absolutely the reason we have two fully qualified pilots in the cockpit, either one of them trained to the same standard. stephanie: the pilot' s cause of death is not yet known. officials say he fell ill. the owners of a container ship that sank during the -- shelley: the owners of a container ship that sank during hurricane joaquin said they planned to
avoid the storm. the body of one of the 33 crew members has been recovered. the search continues for any others. three of the crew members are from massachusetts, and four are from maine. the vermonter amtrak train will not run through vermont for the next two days as the train derailed today. rock' s that fell on the tracks caused the derailment. passengers will be provided alternate transportation to saint almonds, vermont. 98 people were on board the train when it derailed. the ntsb is investigating. >> now chief meteorologist mike haddad with your storm watch 9 forecast. mike: the feel of fall in the air the past 7-10 days. notice beautiful sunrises up at newfound lake, high, wispy clouds blending in with the sun, and that made for a nice sunset, as you can see from the nice
62, topping off today three below average, but the low was quite chilly at 30, nine below the norm at 39. your record high, 86. as speaking up of sun up & down, take a look at sunset, 6:21. we are working closer to an early sundown time. the first of november is when we flipped the clocks back an hour, and that is when the sunset will enjoy the daylight while we have it. for a good part of the afternoon, quite a few clouds stretched -- mixed in. the next couple days, and it turns cooler by the weeks and with the best shot of showers on friday. no rain out there right now. temperatures are quite chilly, 30' s and lower 40' s. s from
overnight, we bought them out a few lower than where we are now. lower 30' s in the great north woods. also a touch of frost in northern communities. elsewhere, frost levels between 38-43. a little wedge of spring warmth of building into the ohio valley. temperatures are a little bit lower than they were earlier in the afternoon, but nonetheless, temperatures are a little higher. that moves in for two days. then we cooldown for the end of the week as more seasonable air takes over. no big temperature disparity from north to south, east of last come and because of that, no major storms. all of that action is well offshore. we have that heavy rain maker finally off the coast. 12 as much as two feet of rain in portions of south carolina. this is the average rainfall they get down there over the
months, all in the last three or four days. thankfully, that system is going to be pulling away. flood levels, historic in portions of the carolinas. around here, we are feeling the effects. you can see hurricane joaquin is clearly moving off to the east. for mariners, beware. outside of that, nice and quiet. sunshine tomorrow. wednesday. midweek. there could be a few sprinkles, mainly up north, but the best shot of showers will be on friday. temperatures, nice and mild. upper 60' s to near 70 tomorrow. add a couple on wednesday. it cools thursday and friday and on into the weekend. right now, it looks like a seasonably chilly start and a mild finish to the holiday weekend, saturday, sunday, and monday. the shot of showers, monday. tom: back to work for the
>> now jason king and news 9 sports. jason: the patriots got back to work today after enjoying there by we, but the focus is now on the dallas -- enjoying thereby week, but the cup -- the focus is now on dallas. the good news for the patriots, they are 3-0 and healthy. with wendell back, everyone on
the patriots roster was suited up and participating in today' s practice. >> we all work hard to try to contribute to the team. you can' t do that when you are not playing. it feels good to be out there in practice. every rep you can take, it' s another rep working with the guy next to you. it feels good to do your job. >> to tell you the truth, i had never been there before. my mindset and everybody else' s mindset should be, go down there and play football. jason: miami dolphins head coach joe philbin, the first casualty. the -- they fired philbin after a disappointing 1-3 start. dan campbell was promoted to interim head coach. the monday night football game just wrapped up in seattle, and the seahawks win it 13-10. the lines made it interesting, but the seahawks were able to run out the clock. running back adult and cross and was named the caa football: offensive player of the week today.
he carried the ball saturday 22 times for 140 yards and four touchdowns. the wildcats beat elon 37-14 to improve to 3-2 on the year. he went over 100 yards for the first time as a wildcat. unh fell one spot in this week' s national poll, from 28 to 21. jackson state and coastal carolina, the top two teams in the country. the other caa schools are james madison, villanova, and richmond. quarterback a day when williams was named the ivy league co-offensive player of the week offensive player of the week. williams completed 23-25 passes for 336 yards and four touchdowns. he also ran for two scores. start. high school soccer for you, bedford home with merrimack.
the score makes it 4-0, bedford. devon garrett, looking for more, andrew smith scored the final goal. bedford wins it 6-0. they are 9-1. it merrimack falls to 6-4. in the first half, no score. tyler munro. he finds the back of the net. second half, little green attacking, but this time, and lasik. central wins a close one 1-0. a frustrating and expensive season came to an end for the red sox in cleveland. today, the locker room was cleared out. boston finished the year with a record of 78-84, last place in the american league east for the it will be interesting to see hopefully, it will bring some pitching.
houston astros at the yankees tomorrow night at 8:00, and then on wednesday, the national league wild-card game will be the cubs at the pirates. the mets, cardinals, and dodgers were division leaders in the national league. tom: go home and rest of that voice. still to come on news 9, if you are looking for another way to get your caffeine fix, there' s a new option. peanut butter! shelley: the problem that inspired the invention of the new products. there are many sides to basketball star an fashion icon russell westbrook. and with coverage in the middle of anywhere from u.s. cellular, he can find some new ones. like, farmer. russell's brussels. russell speaking. paleontologist. hashtag t-rex. park ranger.
it is time to deal with skyrocketing out-of-pocket costs. commentator: the 32-year-old head of a pharmaceutical company raised the price of a life-saving drug overnight by 5,000%. i'm announcing a detailed plan to crack down on these abuses. commentator: he may be lowering it after hillary clinton blasted him out of the water. her plan would limit the out-of-pocket costs that consumers have to pay. clinton: nobody in america should have to choose between buying the medicine they need and paying their rent. i'm hillary clinton,
tom: it' s in a butter that will give you a jolt from caffeine. a trio of sud de france created the product called steam, which is manufactured in massachusetts. shelley: the friends said they were looking to create a hangover cure when they decided to cook up caffeinated peanut butter. two tablespoons of peanut butter is equal to two cups of coffee, and it' s for sale in parts of new hampshire and massachusetts. tom: mike haddad, a quick look at the weather? mike: if you make a big sandwich of that, you might be in trouble. tom: put some fluff on that.