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` adam: now at noon, closing `arguments in the murder trial of `a man accused of killing a `madbury teen. `why the defense says tristan `wolusky is not a murderer we `will hear from both sides. `kevin: plenty of sunshine, but `cooler temperatures, and we are `a look to the weekend ahead. `a new plan for u.s. troops in `afghanistan. `why many will stay longer than `previously planned. `and presidential candidates `touring the granite state today `campaigning for your vote. `ohio governor john kasich `revealing his plans to balance `the federal budget. ` `[captioning performed by the `national captioning institute, `which is responsible for its `caption content and accuracy. `visit ncicap.org] ` `>> no one covers new hampshire `like we do. `now, wmur news 9 at noon. `adam: the fate of a rochester
`man charged with murder will `soon be in the hands of a jury. `tristan wolusky is accused of `taking part in the murder in `madbury back in june of 2014. `i' m adam sexton. `prosecutors and the defense both `agree that he planned to rob the `victim, but the defense contends s star `witnesses that actually murdered `aaron wilkinson. `wmur' s ray brewer is live `outside the courthouse, where `closing arguments are wrapping `up right now. `ray: adam, there is scientific `evidence to consider in this `case, such as the number and `nature of stab wounds, and the `testimony of the medical examiner. but both the prosecution and defense are asking the jury to consider who told the truth when they took the stand. 19-year-old tristan wolusky faces a number of charges, including first and second degree murder. at the beginning of the trial, the defense conceded that he planned to rob his friend aaron wilkinson for money and drugs.
was his co-conspirators in the robbery, michael tatum and zachary pinette, that actually killed the madbury teen. tatum and pinette testified against wolusky in exchange for a plea deal. while the prosecution said in closing that wolusky is convicted by his own words of second degree murder, the defense said it was the words coming out of the prosecution' s star witnesses that are not to be believed. mark sisti: tatum and pinette are on a collision course with each other. they destroy themselves with their past statements. they destroy each other under oath before you, and they belie medical and scientific evidence. peter hinckley: his story, even though it' s a lie, proves his guilt of that degree of murder. he was not a bystander -- he was the initial aggressor, he was an active participant in what happened to aaron with the full realization of the extreme risk of which he put aaron in. ray: the prosecution is wrapping
up its closing argument now. the judge will give the jury its instructions, and deliberations will begin. reporting live in dover, ray brewer, wmur news 9. adam: ray, thank you. bow police are looking for a suspect involved in a series of commercial burglaries along river road. you can see the individual in these brief clips from surveillance. officers say the person broke into four businesses in the span of two hours and tried to break into another. a one location, the suspect made off with in cash. $2000 a cool start to the day, but lots of sunshine now. you are taking a live look in portsmouth where it is 54 degrees. meteorologist kevin skarupa tells us how warm it' ll be the rest of today. kevin: temperatures closer to average. nothing across -- nothing but blue sky across a good part of the state. a light breeze, feeling pretty good for the afternoon. there is a system to our west
it should be warm enough as that moves in tomorrow morning, but it will be in liquid form. temperatures and low and mid 50' s, heading to either side of 60 in the southern areas of the state, made 50' s up north. it continues us we work our way into the weekend with the coldest air of the season arriving sunday. i will have detailed in your seven-day forecast coming up. adam: thanks, kevin. afghanistan. that was the announcement this morning from president obama who is making changes to his plans to withdraw. abc' s karen travers is in washington, d.c. with details. karen: it' s a significant reversal for president obama. pres. obama: this modest but meaningful extension of our presence, while sticking to our current narrow missions, can make a real difference. karen: there are about 9800 u.s. troops in afghanistan, and nearly all were supposed to be
home by the end of 2016. but the president, on the recommendations of his top commanders, will now leave as many as 5500 troops on the ground. it will be a two-fold mission, similar to the current one -- counterterrorism operations and training and assisting afghan forces. so why the shift in policy? top pentagon officials believed afghan forces were not ready to operate on their own. and there has been a recent surge in violence by the taliban and now isis. pres. obama: in key areas of the country, the security situation is still fragile and in some places, there is a risk of deterioration. karen: last month, taliban fighters took control of a key northern city. afghan forces battled back in kunduz with support from us airstrikes. but one strike was catastrophic. a hospital was hit, leaving 22 staffers from doctors without john f. campbell: a hospital was mistakenly struck. we would never intentionally target a protected medical facility.
karen: president obama said this decision is not disappointing, that his approach has been to make adjustments when necessary, and the u.s. commitment to afghanistan will not waver. karen travers, abc news, washington. adam: now to commitment 2016 and a busy day on the campaign trail. ohio governor john kasich just community college this morning unveiling a comprehensive plan that promises to balance the federal budget within 8 years. that is not quite as aggressive a timeline as other gop white house hopefuls, but kasich, who wrote federal budgets during his time in congress, says his is a realistic proposal that can actually work. gov. kasich: i will start the process to amend our constitution to require washington to balance its budget every single year like states and families in america. adam: highlights of the plan include across the board tax cuts, a boost in military spending, and turning over federal education and transportation funding to the
former florida governor jeb bush is wrapping up his three-day visit to the granite state today. this morning, bush spoke at a domestic violence prevention round table at the unh law school during representatives gathered to discuss how we can all work together to help fight domestic violence in the state. /commented on ways as a leader in florida that his administration worked to help victims. mr. bush: we created a much better system, we changed the laws, and there was a 24% reduction in domestic violence. that is not to say it is over by any stretch of imagination -- it is really huge problem that plays out in local police department and the judiciary is overwhelmed by the fact that most crimes are committed by folks who know each other. adam: victims of domestic violence, such a substance abuse and heroin addiction that are on the rise.
candidate george pataki is starting his latest trip to new hampshire today. he is at portsmouth country club right now. tomorrow, he will make stops at an office in windham and saint anslem college. he will also meet with college 4:30. new hampshire fish and game is asking for your help to find a missing hiker. conservation officers say claire marie cocuzzo of westwood, massachusetts planned to hike in forest from october fifth to the a family member says she was hiking from mount garfield trailhead to bond cliff and back but did not return. if you have information on the woman in this photo, call new hampshire fish and game at the number on the bottom of your screen. today, actor randy quaid is expected back in a vermont court on a charge that he left the being accused of vandalism in court documents say the quaids damaged furniture, a fireplace , and a mirror at a guest home they face felony charges of occupying the property illegally and failing to appear in court. quaid and his wife evi were
the united states from canada. two local school principals are earning national honors for their efforts in building and sustaining strong schools. anna parrill of the barron school in salem and paula southard-stevens of charlestown middle school have been named 2015 national distinguished principals. only 59 principals earned that designation this year. they will be honored tomorrow at an awards banquet in washington , d d.c. coming up on news 9 at noon, the government makes a big announcement about social security. we well tell you if there will be any benefit increases next year. and a local film festival kicks off today. what documentary will highlight the market basket protests from last year? kevin: eventually, colder air moves in over the weekend.
it is time to deal with skyrocketing out-of-pocket costs. commentator: the 32-year-old head of a pharmaceutical company of a life-saving drug overnight by 5,000%. i'm announcing a detailed plan to crack down on these abuses. 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,
the last 40 years that there will not be an increase. the government says the main reason is because inflation is being pulled down by low gas prices. and gas prices continue to decline. the cost of fuel dropped 9% nationwide last month after falling just more than 4% in august. according to aaa, the national average for a gallon of regular gas is $2.29. here in new hampshire, you can fill up for an average of $2.15 a gallon. an attorney for former house speaker dennis hastert says he intends to plead guilty in a federal case. the 73-year-old illinois republican is charged with breaking banking laws and lying to the fbi. prosecutors say he paid someone $3.3 million to hide claims of past misconduct. a plea deal would help keep any potentially embarrassing secrets quiet. attorney john gallo didn' t mention any terms or what counts hastert would plead guilty to. a judge scheduled a hearing for october 28. former olympic runner oscar pistorius will be released from prison later this month. south africa' s department of corrections says a parole board
arrest on october 20. pistorius served almost a year of his five-year sentence for manslaughter in the shooting death of his girlfriend reeva steenkamp. the new hampshire film festival kicks off today in portsmouth. one of the documentaries boycott last summer. "food fight: inside the battle for market basket" screens today the festival runs through sunday. tickets are available online. i have heard the "s" word today. kevin: no shovels needed, no plows, but none the less, that is a sign of the colder air coming in with the system over the weekend. adam: already. patriots quarterback tom brady is calling out beverage and food companies. why he says they'
enjoy this tomorrow with a sky at times. we love ok atop mount washington here to temperatures lower 20' s, winds around 30, 40 miles an hour there. it shows that at the present time, but there is a lot of blue sky elsewhere, and what will be have a chance to get outdoors before the sun sets later on the evening. the next system is coming at us initially up in the north country with some extra clouds leaders afternoon, maybe a shower. as the pan out, you notice through the great lakes, this will be around tomorrow morning, eventually going away late morning, early afternoon before a break in the sunshine tomorrow afternoon. a different looking sky getting results. low and mid cities for most, we drop back to the 20' s in the north country earlier this morning, so a significant warm-up compared to where we
you will notice to readers running five degrees, 10 degrees at lunchtime, so we continue on with the cooler trend here. tomorrow again after the chance after clouds increase overnight, temperatures tomorrow getting closer to the area we should be breaks in the sunshine this afternoon as that system friday evening. overnight, more clouds will start to build in with the next disturbance, and this looks like it will be during the overnight hours in very early saturday morning where temperatures will be a little bit cooler as that arrives. there is a chance of mixed showers early in the day on saturday and maybe a couple of mixed showers during the afternoon. in between those two weak systems will be sunshine on saturday, temperatures in the mid-40' s to mid 50' s. the air mass behind not thinking almost due south. that means the colder air comes out of canada and eventually the
coldest of the air with this next system comes in sunday and monday with high temperatures in the 40' right now, plenty of sunshine, increasing clouds later tonight. maybe a shower tomorrow, maybe a otherwise you will notice a drop it temperature, and this is the with full sun to days, s. sunday comes with a pretty good 30' s on sunday. overnight lows dipping back into the 20' s, even southern new hampshire, effectively ending our growing season next week. adam: thanks, kevin. patriots quarterback tom brady is accusing food and beverage customers. the star quarterback is calling coca-cola "poison for kids." abc' linsey: this morning, america' s most famous quarterback taking on an unlikely opponent. patriots quarterback tom brady
on boston sports radio station weei monday, not about his latest game but about coca-cola. brady: the fact that they can that' s, i mean that' s poison for kids, but, but they keep doing it. linsey: and he' s not stopping at soft drinks also taking a shot at breakfast cereal, going after tony the tiger. that' s what we' ve been conditioned to, so you know, we believe that frosted flakes are linsey: the 38-year-old, four-time super bowl champ crediting a healthy diet as a big part of his on-field success , accusing certain large food and beverage companies of false advertising. brady: all those companies make lots of money selling those things. they have lots of money to advertise, you know, when you go to the super bowl it' s -- you know that' s --who are the sponsors? that' s the education that we get. that' s what we get brainwashed to believe. linsey: coca-cola firing back saying in a statement that all of its "beverages are safe and
balanced lifestyle." s defending frosted flakes cereal for having s in both children and adults." lately, brady seems less inclined to hold his tongue . after speculation about his bu ndchen being on the rocks the relationship in this brand new interview with our partner, s my best friend, so we get to do everything you' re fortunate enough to be in a relationship with someone you love to death, you love doing anything with them. linsey: linsey davis, abc news, new york. adam: a dog was rescued in california by a group of people after falling into a mine shaft. michael schoepf and his friends attended a bonfire and decided to go off-roading. they made a turn that led to a mine shaft. they shined a light on the 75-feet deep hole and saw the one-year-old pitbull at the bottom of it. they drove back to the bonfire , got some rose, and pulled the dog out.
michael schoepf: he lowered me down the shaft, and then i put corona here on my shoulders as she held on for dear life and we climbed back up. adam: the men named the dog found in. she was taken to a vet to be treated for an eye injury. corona did have a microchip, but the owner' s information was out of date.
adam: if you' re looking for an active four-legged friend to have fun with, meet joey. he is a pitbull mix and almost two years old. and playing in pools. right now, he is taking doggie etiquette classes at the manchester animal shelter and is looking for a home with older teens or adults to run around with no cats. for more info about joey and other adoptable pets, go to wmur.com/pets. it would be nice to think joey for a walk right now with some fall foliage. light wind, sunshine, temperatures healing like mid autumn. tomorrow, we have a couple of showers through late morning. from there, a couple of showers
then the colder air goes in. adam: time to break out the jacket. starting tonight at 5:00, workers react to the decision from a high-end restaurant brand to stop accepting tips. and everyone knows some streets are better than others for the but which cities will get you the biggest candy haul? i am adam sexton.
and you do your part, you should be able to get ahead and stay ahead. but the republicans... they want to go the super wealthy call the shots. they don't stand up for they don't support paid family leave. they don't even really support refinancing student debt. we've got to get this economy working for the vast majority of americans, not just for those at the top. that's what i intend