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adam: now at noon, former secretary of state hillary clinton facing a day of grilling on capitol hill over the deadly attacks in benghazi. we will have a live report on her testimony. plus, new hampshire' s only death row inmate takes his case to the highest court in the land. the four questions michael addison' s attorneys have for the u.s. supreme court. kevin: we have had a few showers to start today, but milder temperatures this afternoon but more changes are coming. the latest with futurecast ahead. adam: and the plainfield home of two convicted tax evaders goes up for auction. but the notice of sale comes with a warning. [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: these are live pictures from the u.s. capitol where right now hillary clinton is defending her actions on
benghazi. good afternoon. i' m adam sexton. the former secretary of state is the only witness called today by republicans leading the investigation into the attack. abc' s kenneth moton joins us live now from washington with the very latest. kenneth: good afternoon during hillary clinton was sworn in privately away from the cameras before her marathon day of testimony on capitol hill. eight hours and no question related to the benghazi attacks is off limits. hillary clinton under oath and once again being grilled by lawmakers. rep. gowdy: i understand there are people frankly in both parties who have suggested that this investigation is about you. let me assure you it is not. kenneth: this house select committee created last year is under pressure to uncover new information on the september 11, 2012 attack on a u.s. diplomatic post in benghazi, libya. under the former secretary of state' s watch, four americans
were killed, including u.s. ambassador chris stevens. mrs. clinton: despite partisan agendas, i am here to honor those that we have lost. kenneth: clinton is facing this bipartisan, republican-led house committee but the hearings have been described as just being partisan politics. rep. cummings: republicans are squandering millions of taxpayer dollars on this abusive effort to derail secretary clinton' s presidential campaign. kenneth: an abc news washington post poll shows 53% of americans believe republicans are using the benghazi investigation to damage clinton' s reputation as she races for the white house. but 54% disapprove of clinton' s handling of questions about benghazi. committee chairman trey gowdy says he' s only focused on security at the post and what happened before, during, and after the attack. chair gowdy: we owe them and each other the truth, the truth about why we were in libya, the -- in libya. kenneth: this is the 8th committee review of the benghazi attack, but representative gowdy says the others were not thorough enough.
there will also be more attention paid by the select committee to clinton' s use of a private email server after the state department recently released more benghazi related emails sent by clinton and ambassador stevens. reporting live on capitol hill, kenneth moton. now back to you. adam: the state' s only inmate on death row is seeking to have the u.s. supreme court overturn his sentence. michael addison' s appeal has been rejected by state supreme court, so he is now raising some federal issues. wmur' s ray brewer joins us now in the studio with a closer look at the issues contained in the appeal. ray: in december of 2008, michael addison was sentenced to death for killing manchester police officer michael briggs. in their appeal to the u.s. supreme court, his attorneys raise four main questions for the court to consider. the first question that the defense asks the court to resolve involves a statement that addison made in which he cried and said he didn' t purposely shoot briggs. the judge found the statement full of lies and excluded it from the jury. addison' s attorneys ask, "can a court bar the admission of evidence based on the court' s
belief that the defendant lied?" the second question has to do with addison' s life in prison. during the sentencing phase, the jury heard that addison would be able to watch cable tv and have access to other amenities. the defense claims "by admitting this evidence, permitted the jury to weigh in its sentencing decision whether the privileges may be afforded are too good for addison. that ruling violates the 8th amendment." third, the defense claims that the victim impact statements were excessive, saying of the state "it made a cradle-to-grave presentation about the victim' s life that included five photographs of the adult victim victim' s childhood, 20 photos of the victim with his children, and video clips of the victim children." the defense says that lower courts are divided on how much testimony is appropriate, and the supreme court should resolve this issue. the final question is "does the
s guarantee against cruel and unusual punishments?" defense notes that there have been three other cases eligible for the death penalty, but addison is the only one "his case thus frames the deterrence, and continued s unclear if the u.s. supreme court will hear according to the court' s public relations officer, the state has 30 days to file a response or waive that right. and the court will generally make a decision on whether or not to hear a case within six weeks. in the studio, ray brewer, wmur news 9. adam: ray, thank you. derry' s hampstead road fire station is back open for business. the station was shut down earlier, three and half months ago, due to budget cuts, but last week voters overturned those cuts in a historic special town election. tuesday night town councilors reinstated $1.6 million back into the 2016 budget, allowing the station to reopen. the plainfield home of convicted tax evaders ed and elaine brown now has a new owner.
within the last hour, it went up for auction in federal court in concord. it sold for $205,000. businessman james hollander of plainfield purchased it. he also bought the dental office in reading. the notice of sale comes with a warning because investigators have found explosive devices on the property. the browns are each serving more than 30 years in prison for tax evasion and staging a nine-month standoff with u.s marshals back in 2007. federal officials tried to auction off the property last year to no avail. manchester police have made an arrest in connection with a shooting. police say 21-year-old jacob valley was in possession of a gun that was used in the crime. the shooting happened on september fourth outside the red arrow diner on lowell street. police say jonathan santos threatened his ex-girlfriend with a gun before firing shots. officers later found the gun in the area and traced it back to valley. he was arrested during a traffic stop last night and is scheduled to be arraigned today on a number of charges. a second man has been arrested
robbery in concord. the robbery happened last week at an irving mainway convenience store. police say steven jones was seen running from the scene with another suspect. they say he was acting as the lookout for john conkle, who is accused of holding up the store at gunpoint. jones is now charged with conspiracy to commit armed robbery. and nashua police say the man seen in surveillance video robbing the zaynab shell food mart is awaiting extradition from massachusetts. state police there arrested 27-year-old miguel fontanez of fitchburg. investigators say in august, he pulled a gun ordered an employee and two customers to lay down , and demanded money. fontanez also faces unrelated charges in massachusetts. turning to commitment 2016 coverage, a couple of presidential candidates are hitting the campaign trail here in new hampshire today. senator lindsey graham has events planned in salem, amherst , and milford before holding a town hall meeting in derry.
town hall meeting in newport. speaking of town halls tonight, , news 9 will take an in-depth look at the heroin epidemic in new hampshire, with a special town hall broadcast event. he will hear from the people on the front lines of the fight from families living with it, to medical professionals and law enforcement. "a state of addiction: the war on heroin" airs tonight at 7:00, right here on wmur. police in sweden are investigating a deadly attack at a school. next at noon, what investigators say a masked man did right before stabbing four people at the campus. also, an arrest in a case of road rage that left a four-year-old girl dead. the admission the suspect made to police. kevin: we have had some showers around early, but it looks like coal or air drains in in time for the weekend rate we will talk about that and other shower chances ahead. adam: and there' s a new arrival on "sesame street." what makes her different than
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adam: sweden' s prime minister is calling this a black day. police say a masked man with a knife attacked a school in the country' s second largest city. he killed a teacher and a student before police shot and killed him. three people were also hurt and are all in the hospital in serious condition. witnesses say the 21-year-old knocked on the doors to two
classrooms and stabbed those who opened them. goalies are not discussing at this time any possible -- police are not discussing at the time any possible motive. a man is charged with murder after a case of road rage that left a four-year-old girl in new mexico dead. police made the arrest last night and say he admitted to shooting the girl while she was in the back seat of her dad' s pick-up truck. abc' s elizabeth hur has more. veronica: she just grabbed your heart the first moment you met her. elizabeth: heartbroken over their sudden and tragic loss. veronica: if you were to see and you would just smile, she would just smile at you. elizabeth: lilly garcia' s parents are calling the death of their 4-year-old little girl their worst nightmare. mr. garcia: i wouldn' t want anybody in my shoes. i wouldn' t want anybody in my shoes. elizabeth: the man responsible for shooting and killing lilly, according to police, is tony torrez, who police say has confessed and is now charged with first degree murder. >> we received anonymous call from a person who reported they
knew who had shot lilly. elizabeth: the arrest coming the day after the deadly encounter on this new mexico highway on tuesday. mr. garcia: i was the only one there with my kids. elizabeth: lilly' s father had just picked her up from school, she was sitting in the backseat with her 7-year-old brother, when police say garcia and torrez kept cutting each other off. her family now determined to get justice for lilly. veronica: we are going to make sure that whoever did this. i' m not going away. my family is not going away. her face is not going away. mark my words -- you guys will see me again. elizabeth: as for the suspect, according to the mayor, he is a repeat offender and is being held on a $650,000 cash only bond. elizabeth hur, abc news, new york. adam: senator kelly ayotte says she will be leading a congressional delegation to visit guantanamo bay. a team of republicans and democrats will review operations
at the prison and meet with troops serving there. they also plan to address concerns that female guards may be prevented from performing certain duties for male detainees. senator ayotte is a member of the senate armed services committee. kevin skarupa by joining us now. not a bad day out there. kevin: no, we had a couple of brightening now. believe and are not, cooler air is racing in. s the newest face on "sesame street." s show hope she' ll help both parents and kids better understand autism. now to our u-local hot shot. this young lady enjoying some fall fun in keene. good height on that leaf throw. you can submit your pictures and video, and join the thousands of u-local members, by logging onto
doesn't get it done. nobody has shaken up the system more than i have. i've always been unorthodox in this and against the grain. but you know what? i know how to get it done. new day for america is responsible for the content of this advertising. >> now, meteorologist kevin skarupa with your stormwatch 9 forecast. kevin: a lot of clouds, scattered activity, but skies have been brightening across the region, and temperatures will
s to the xts -- to the 60' s this afternoon. a couple of areas in shot of afternoon. it is a various mall sliver of front. sometimes, you will have the front come through, and the truly arrive. that is what we will be seeing out there this afternoon, the little bit of time around the peak heating of the day for us to get a couple of lenses of sun, maybe just a few hours, and jump. more clouds from the west will melt away from this evening. we' ve all continue to see cooler air arrived, and that will eventually bring us the cooler air for the week. we are still going to run the risk later this afternoon of a couple moving through, we may see one or two in time for the evening commute in southern or southeastern areas, but for the most, the most organized of the rainfall we were going to have
again, a jump out west spirit it will take longer out of the coast where you have the marine layer stick around for a little bit longer. it may be a little more stubborn there. warmth for the time being. tomorrow, we have a breeze out of the northwest at 10, 20 miles an hour, which will reinforce the cooler air mass that a commonplace. -- that will come in place. showers out there, that will clear away this evening. maybe a few flurries to start the day tomorrow. otherwise, a bright afternoon, a brisk one as well, winds will go 10, 20 miles an hour. temperatures along with that will only be in the 40' s to the lower range of the 50' s. that will set up the chilly us night of the stretch. by the time we get to saturday, we start and end for the most part with sunshine here noticed clouds later in the afternoon.
those will move through saturday night, and by early sunday morning, a couple of showers will be out there. it does not look terribly organized. it should be a fairly quick moving front like the one we have been seeing out there today. eventually, we get back into the sunshine likely on sunday afternoon. for the most part of monday and tuesday as well before the next system tries to arrive thereafter. this afternoon, 56 to as high as 72 and a couple of southeastern spots. away from the shoreline, we watch for southerly wind and look for cooler temperatures during tonight continuing through tomorrow. marketing will be the coldest of the nights, then tomorrow we get back in the 50' s with saturday sunshine. saturday looking like the writer of the two days, and then we see warmer temperatures come back with agents of a shower early on sunday. not a bad forecast. one shower later this afternoon.
kevin: not anytime yet. adam: sounds good. elmo is getting a new friend. "sesame street" is introducing julia, the first muppet with autism. creators say they hope julia will help increase understanding among parents and children. abc' s jon donvan has more. >> sunny days sweeping the clouds away jon: the street -- yes this street -- is getting this new face, julia, with hair of orange, eyes of green, and what you can' t see right off with autism. dr. betancourt: she has some behaviors like not looking at you directly in the eye, she' s a little more sensitive to noises and lights, but when she comes together with abby and elmo she shares not only these challenges, but also what she shares in common. jon: of course, introducing julia, a girl with autism, who can speak, and not all can, into sesame street' s digital programming, and in this storybook called "we' re amazing 1, 2 3" is well in keeping one with the tv show'
different but the same? old news on "sesame street," a show that, at it happens, a lot of kids with autism have always loved to watch. michael rosanoff: the "sesame street" campaign is really helping them see that they are not alone, and for kids who don' t have autism in their family, they are learning what autism is and how kids with autism are not that dissimilar to themselves. jon: which is important because, sad to say, bullying is so common. elise sole: kids on the autism spectrum get bullied five times more often. so it' s really important that we have characters like julia, so children can learn to be accepting and understanding of one another. jon: it is notable that "sesame street" picked a girl for this character, since girls with autism are outnumbered roughly 4 to 1 by boys, and often their challenges get less attention. this little muppet may help change that, and if she does, a few years from now, we' ll be thinking of julia the girl with
part of the gang on "sesame street. jon donvan, abc news, washington. adam: it' s a growing debate across the country -- how much supervision do children really need? while fears that your child could get hurt or worse lead some parents to keep very close track of their kids all the time, other parents say allowing their children to explore their world on their own is an important part of growing up.
the debate over free-range adam: we' d like you to meet phoebe, a four-year-old boxer-lab mix looking for a new home. she loves all people and gives lots of kisses. phoebe would do best in a home without cats or children younger than 8. she would make a great hiking companion, and she also enjoys swimming. if you can give phoebe or any of the other pets at the manchester animal shelter a good home, please visit wmur.com/pets. kevin skarupa, what does it look like? i am skipping ahead to the weekend. kevin: it is looking all right. saturday is the better of the
warmer sunday when you have to dodge a quick shower early sunday, but otherwise, the weekend looking pretty nice. adam: it is beautiful out there. starting tonight at 5:00, ups will pay millions more after accusations of overcharging. but the money is only available to a certain type of customer. and have you ever wondered what goes into the giant pumpkins that dominate fairs and festivals? here' s a start, the seeds can set you back hundreds of dollars. that does it for us. have a great afternoon. if you think storm damage is the only cost of climate change, think again. from the rising price of food to higher insurance rates for homes and businesses, the economic damage will only get worse. but with american-made clean energy, we can save money on electricity and spur innovation to create new businesses and jobs. it all starts
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