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like we do. now wmur news 9 at 5:00. jean: upimraided charges against a new hampshire couple in connection with a burned body discovered in massachusetts. good evening, i'm jean mackin. josh: i'm josh mcelveen. the person suspected of kill ashley bortner is on the run tonight. jean: jennifer crompton joins us to explain the new evidence used to boost the charges against the squares. reporter: we learned today that not only are the square as cuesed of lying, they are also accused of being there when the body was dumped on november 4. the victim, 29-year-old ashley bortner of new jersey, was found alongside tracks in bridgewater that night. bound, wrapped in a blanket and burned over 70% of her body. investigators now believe that 43-year-old fernando owens killed her believing she was responsible for his son's shooting death the night before, they say julian squares is a long-time friend of owens. as a result of their
phone pings and witness descriptions of square's vehicle, they believe the manchester couple was there at the time the 911 call came in. >> they were initially lying to the police and then there's going to be upgrading of charges to access after the fact, we may not be stopping there, but that's where we're at right now. reporter: at 6:00, more on what led police to the squares. for now live in the studio, jennifer crompton, wmur news 9. josh: two women were trapped in their vehicles today after they hit head on, this shut down manners byron bridge, often referred to as the kelly street bridge. according to fire officials it left one woman with critical injuries. wmur's heather hamel is live with details. reporter: the accident happened shortly before 11:00 right here on this bridge on kelly street. even though emergency officials say initially nobody came forward to report they had had had seen how this happened, one
aftermath was scary. >> she was just get me out of here, get me out of the here, my leg my leg my leg. reporter: she's talking about the woman in this car, now crushed on both ends. mcguinness tried to comfort her after she and a woman driving a white van hit head on. >> i was just trying to keep her calm and not to move. reporter: but the woman couldn't get out, nor could the woman in the van. rescue crews used the jaws of life on both victims. >> the victim of the white van was unconscious at the time and during the process she became conscious. reporter: both were taken to local hospitals, but police say the driver of the blue car had to be med flighted to boston. she suffered serious injuries to her lower body. the accident reconstruction team spent hours on scene, and determined that the van crossed the center line, causing the crash. mcguinness says all she saw was the van spinning and coming to a
stop, but she wasn't sure who hit who, all she could do was call 911 and try to be a comfort. >> i was just saying hold on, they're coming, do you here the sirens, and they're coming, and she just said i can't move my leg. i want to get out. reporter: no names have been released and police are still investigating this accident. as for the bridge it reopened about an hour and a half ago. live in manchester, heather hamel, wmur news 9. josh: road conditions obviously are on a lot of people's minds tonight as they get ready to head out of the town for the thanksgiving holiday. flurries are falling on some parts of the north country right now, but mike haddad says we're not expecting any weather that will slow down those travels. mike: the forecast continues to be consistent and that's a good thing of course with dry weather for the most part, lingering not only through aa good part of the night but into the travel day tomorrow. here are the flakes up north, great north woods through portions of the mound washington valley. everything south of that not reaching the ground. temperatures remain on the cold side.
upper 20's and lower to mid 30's and this quiet pattern does linger which again continues to be great news for those hitting the roads tonight, right through tomorrow and even into thanksgiving. notice dry skies all the way back through the midwest, down into the ohio valley. we'll have crystal clear skies tomorrow. and as we look ahead over the next few days, basically this is what to expect. tomorrow sunny, mid 40's south. thanksgiving day, a few extra clouds. low 50's. and on black friday, look for highs in tupper 50's with cloud cover in northern parts of new hampshire. all in all couldn't ask for much better than what's heading in days. we'll take a look at weather beyond that for the weekend into early next week, coming up. josh: thanks. in the new hampshire ballot law commission heard challenges several candidates running in the presidential primary. wmur's andy hershberger was there as the commission took up these issues and he's live now with their decision. reporter: there were several challenges to candidates who
primary, the biggest coming against senator bernie sanders. andy martin spoke before the ballot law commission by phone from san francisco. martin who has also filed for the primary as a republican said that sanders claims to be a democrat but is actually an independent and should not be allowed to run as a democrat. but the deputy secretary of state said awful sanders' paperwork was in order when he filed and those representing sanders said the democratic party has embraced him as a candidate. the commission rejected martin's petition and upheld sanders' candidacy. >> i believe that the secretary of state's decision to accept senator sanders' file as a democratic candidate for president was right, and the fact that the platt law commission in a unanimous vote voted to uphold that as correct as well. reporter: challenges to the candidacies of senators marco rubio and ted cruz were also rejected. the challenge to the candidacy of republican donald trump was
with the commission chair saying there was no substance, it was simply an editorial statement. josh: today wmur and abc news are announcing when the two hampshire will take place. the democratic debate will be held on december 19, and the republican debate will be on february 6. both start at 8:00. i'll be joining abc's david muir and martha raddatz as moderators. if you'd like to submit a question for either debate, you can do so by going to wmur.com. jean: president obama and the president of france sat down at the white house today to discuss the fight against isis. wmur's salary kidd is live in our washington bureau with a look at their discussion. sally? reporter: jean, president obama says the u.s. and france are stepping up coordination and intelligence sharing and call on
standing side by side, president obama and french president francois hollande said they are committed to destroying isis. president obama: in the wake of paris and with the threats in belgium there's also a growing recognition among european nations that they need to ramp up additional efforts to prevent the flow of foreign terrorist fighters. >> it is about taking out their financing, hunting down their leaders, dismantling their network. reporter: the two leaders are also urging russia and turkey to avoid escalation. after a turkish f16 shot down a russian war plane along the syrian border. >> we stand in solidarity with integrity. reporter: nato which held an emergency meeting in brussels says the russian jet entered turkish air space despite multiple warnings. moscow claims the plane was over syria, not turkey, a claim disputed by the pentagon. >> this is nato air space, itself.
that of course made the turks concerned. reporter: russian president putin called turkey's action a stab in the back and warned of significant consequences. president hollande's trip is part of a larger diplomatic push to get more countries involved in an intensified fight against isis. jean? jean: we know that president hollande will travel to russia this week to meet with president putin. was there any agreement today on building a new coalition with russia to combat the threat? reporter: no, jean, and that was supposed to be near the top of the agenda during today's meeting at the white house, but it got pushed to the side, given this is dent between turkey and russia. that incident is raising more questions about whether the u.s. should coordinate with russia to avoid conflicts in syrian air space. jean: thanks, sally kidd, live in washington tonight.
how to handle the refugee crisis stemming from ton rest in syria. a lawsuit has been filed against one glove who says his state won't take my more refugees from that region. the aclu filed the suit against indiana governor mike pence. it says the governors don't have the authority to refuse federal refugee plans. similar lawsuits are expected in other state where governors have said they will block refugees over concerns about security and screening procedures. jean: a man who admitted to causing the car crash that killed his pregnant girlfriend has changed his story. robert pitts now says a defect in the car was responsible for the crash. wmur's ray brewer was in court as pitts' lawyer described the government recall behind these new developments. reporter: wearing his prison green, robert pitts went back before the judge who sentenced him asking to withdraw his guilty plea. pitts pled guilty to several charges including negligent
homicide for the 2012 crash that took the life of his girlfriend. arguing before the judge who sentenced pitts the defense claims they have new information that a mechanical defect was responsible. >> if it's not the driver and it's the defect in the motor vehicle, you can't hold the driver responsible. reporter: the family says that's why they're pursuing the case. >> trying to get rid of the mom side, because g.m. was more than 50% involved i would say. reporter: after pitts entered the guilty plea, a recall was issued for the impal la he was driving, a problem with the ignition switch could cause the engine to shut off while the car was going. an expert testified about the problems it would cause. >> you would lose your power steering. if you pump the brakes more than a few times you lose your vacuum boos e and you wouldn't have the ability to, well, you would, but would it be much more difficult
to apply your brakes. reporter: and he added that the airbag would fail to deploy. under cross-examination though he admitted the failure of the airbag to deploy didn't cause the car to go off the road and into the trees. >> the airbag deployment or nondeployment was not the approximate cause of this crash. >> that's correct. reporting. prosecutors did point out that the crash still would not have happened if pitts had pulled police. the judge has taken his request under advisement. let's turn to the traffic watch, see how things are moving out there tonight, we do have a traffic alert in manchester right now. emergency crews are on the scene of a crash on canal street near granite street, in manchester. josh: peggy james is tracking this situation. what can you tell us? >> some serious trouble at canal and granite street area, we're told there are five vehicles involved in this accident, so do expect some major backups there
scene trying to get that cleared away for you. coming up from the massachusetts border hasn't been too bad of a ride, there's been a lot of issues in massachusetts today, but from salem up to manchester still looking pretty good, until you get to 293, and then around the mill yard you can probably start to see some backups on 293 as you're trying to get to the exits at exit 5. hooksett no problems as you're going through the tolls right now. concord you're busy through some of the exits in concord. 101 west you're busy through the bedford stretch and ear just getting word of a crash on the everett turnpike northbound, this is at exit 6, with the right lane closed on the everett northbound, that will be causing major backups in the coming moments. so do avoid that area if you k. from the wzid traffic network, i'm peggy james. jean: coming up, we go behind the scenes of one place
developing the technology to groups. josh: a darth vader costume didn't do much for this would-be robber, wait until you hear what the clerk used to fight him off. mike: temperatures heading higher as the week goes on. jean: at 5:30 a judge has sided with this cancer patient, pushing to ex-peed yacht her medical marijuana papers. josh: and new developments in the case of owen labrie, the prep school graduate convicted of sexually assaulting on under
josh: a state of emergency has been declared in tunisia after an explosion targeted a bus carrying members of that country's presidential guard. at least a dozen people were killed in what officials are calling a terrorist attack. tunisia is a former french territory whose political uprising in 2011 launched what became known as the arab spring. and this month's terror attacks have left a lot of the word on edge wondering when and where the next round may come. jean: investigators are increasingly turning to technology to stop incidents before they happen. reporter mike springer from our sister station koat got a look at one new tool. reporter: what you're looking at is airline traffic over chicago
during the course of a typical day. christina and her fellow researchers at the national labs developed this program that uses math to find patterns that the naked eye may miss, but it also finds things that don't fit any patterns. >> we're using math mattics and computer science to say take a whole ton of data, millions of data points, and turn them into hundreds of data points. and that allows analysts to look at them much faster. reporter: once they key in on someting, it could help them predict what's coming next, possibly even pep prevent something like a terrorist attack, but it doesn't stop there. the program has almost endless applications, kit be used by the airlines, shipping industries and police. panther is still in its early stages, but she says it has unlimited potential. >> would it be nice to have one place to do all your analysis, so this is one way potentially that could help. reporter: and she's confident that one way or another, panther
your word sometime soon. mike: scattered flurries up north. outside of that dry skies. take a look at the time lapse in the lakes region, crystal clear skies a good part of the morning, then some clouds did bubble up and build in from the west during the afternoon. those clouds have produced a few snow showers in the north country. speaking of snow, there it is on doppler radar, with the clouds overlaid we do have quite a few building in from the west. but they'll tend to dry up over the next several hours and look for a clearing trend to develop later tonight. as for temperatures, mighty chilly as the winter feel continues out there, upper 20's in the great north woods, only topped off in the low 30's today. upper 30's in toucher valley right around freezing in the lakes region and just a little above that, concord points south and southeast. overnight tonight another cold one as you might expect starting
20 in many spots, anywhere from the monadnock region through manchester and points east just a little above that and mildary long the lake shores. speaking of milder, take a look at this warmth building not too far away, portions of the ohio valley into the central and southern plains, and points south, temperatures are at or above the average. in some of this spring-like warmth is going to be moving in here beginning later thanksgiving day. and especially into friday. in terms of storms again, not much to speak of, you can tell the air direction moving from west northwest to east southeast. it's a dry air direction. suppresses any storm track tuolumne our south. and there's no storm to the south any way to worry about. here we go on future cast, mainly clear skies tonight, lots of sunshine statewide tomorrow and for that matter up and down the eastern seaboard into the midwest. so in terms of traveling by air we'll be in fine shape weather wise. thanksgiving itself, winds develop out of the south that
could throw a few clouds in our direction, but it should stay dry, it will be a different story with the approaching front back in the midwest. tomorrow upper 30's and low to mid 40's lakes region points south and a little milder for your thanksgiving holiday, upper 40's north, 50 to 53 south on average. that's about five, six, seven degrees above average for this time of year. clear or at least becoming clear tonight, and quite chilly, 10 far north, upper teens to mid 20's elsewhere. here's a look at the next seven days ahead. notice how pleasant the weather continues to be right through friday, could be a few showers up north towards evening, but high as purchasing 60's south, near 50 far north, and it does cool down for the weekend but remains storm-free into early next week. josh: thank you, mike. jean: we have some breaking news on the crash north of canal street at granite street in manchester.
reporter: yes, the call came in just before 5:00 this afternoon, that there was a five-car accident in the southbound lanes of canal street just before granite street. but it turns out that only three cars were impacted on this one. we do have reports that three people were transported to local hospitals, but none of the injuries appear to be life threatening. traffic is being diverted at this point from canal street down onto central, so you can get around the accident and looks like things are clearing up here shortly and we're expecting the tow trucks to take the cars away. live in manchester, suzanne roantree, wmur news 9. jean: thanks, suzanne. josh: up next, a common crib feature to be the reason behind infant deaths. jean: and a new england state has had its first deadly case of
the rails of a crib seems like you're protecting your baby from bumps, it actually poses a dangerous potentially fatal suffocation risk. pediatricians have long been warning about them, but new research out today shows that infant deaths due to these crib bumpers may be on the rise. researchers writing in the journal of pediatric looked at all bumper related injuries and deaths in babies over a 28-year period and found that these deaths and injuries have taken a big jump in recent years. most of the deaths were in babies between 4 and 5 months old, an age when they're just learning to roll over. many more nonfate injuries were reported in older infants. the findings are likely to renew calls for a ban on these products, which pediatricians have been discouraging for nearly a decade. so if you're a new parent, even if you got an adorable crib set at your baby shower, take the
with this medical minute, i'm dr. timothy johnson. junior one robbery suspect in florida was pretty easy to spot. he was dressed as darth vader. jean: officers say he waved a gun while demanding money from the clerk, but the clerk refused and instead hit the suspect with a bottle of blue cheese salad dressing. the suspect ran out of the store without getting any money. >> kind of psychotic to tell you the truth. i don't know why i didn't pick up on it when i saw him i'll be more aware from now on. jean: he directed police to the darth vader's get away car, the suspect was arrested. josh: the force was not with him. jean: right. curt schilling's failed video game studio is at the center of a new government hearing, we'll explain why, straight ahead. josh: and a day at the beach takes a frightening turn when
sharks swarm into an
area where one family was swimming. when they told me that i was diagnosed with cancer, all i could think of was my kids and that i didn' t want to leave them. i beat cancer, but it is still scary. now i have a pre-existing condition. so, if republicans take away obamacare, breast cancer survivors like me could be denied coverage. if hillary's in the white house, she's going to continue obamacare, so that i don' t have to worry anymore. i trust her, and i know she's going to fight for all of us.
josh: one a day, that's the rate at which new hampshire's opioid crisis is now killing granite staters. jean: now the panel created by a special session on the epidemic gathered for the first time today. josh: and heroin play is a big role in new indictments against a man charged with human trafficking. jean: plus maine has confirmed its first human death from triple e. the patient was brought to a new hampshire hospital. mike: the forecast continues to be very nice for all those traveling tomorrow, if we see any changes as we move through the rest of the thanksgiving stretch. josh: the war on heroin and the opioid epidemic was front and center at the state house today as a special task force heard about the challenges facing the granite state and where the state falls short in dealing with it so far. welcome back, i'm josh mcelveen.
a common theme to today's testimony, time is critical to saving lives. josh: amy coveno is live in concord where the meeting was taking place. reporter: every single person who testified here at the state house today echoed the same refrain. this crisis comes down to resources. it's about funding, experts estimate it would take $40 million annually for new hampshire to provide the prevention, treatment and recovery resources at acceptable levels to stem the heart break of untimely overdose deaths in our state. >> i've been using for five years, since i was 13 years old and i had no idea how to watch television without getting messed up or even go on a walk. reporter: soul baring honesty, people the recovery offering a brute look from the inside of addiction trying to make lawmakers understand what it's like and how hard it is to get help. >> what is the state investing to protect their investment on
medicaid treatment, how do you protect your investment with somebody going to treatment. reporter: eloquent but stern, reminding lawmakers the opioid crisis has been gathering steam since the 90's. >> the number of individuals in recovery, a number of families have lost, who have documented their own or their child's struggle with this digs order who have no hint that they were addicted to a prescription drug and then eventually the dealer spiked up the price so they had to go to something cheaper and that was heroin. reporter: 26 lawmakers buckled in for six hours of testimony, trying to figure out how new hampshire got here. state and local police teaming up and working from the low level dealer, up. agencies having
to get creative with funding. >> i will have to shut down my drug unit. my drug unit operates solely on
pay rent, i pay for computers, i lease 10 vehicles and all that money to run my operation is from for iture money. reporter: prevention, treatment and recovery is coming out of the shadows of moral disgrace. advocates demanding parity for health insurance companies. it's mandated by law
now, addiction must be funded like a chronic illness. part of the testimony heard today included a conference call from policy staffers at governor chris christie's office. they were trying to get ideas for how new jersey is tackling the opioid crisis. the task force will meet several the next several weeks. josh: one growing group of victims in the heroin cries kibs found with the children of addicts. investigators say the rising number of abused and neglect cases in new hampshire directly connected to parental or care
giver abuse of opioids. >> our kids as young as 8 and 9 are calling us to report that their parents or goodian -- guardian, who is unconscious and unresponsive and we come out and find that the person is suffering from an overdose. josh: tonight at 11:00 the overload on resources and the number of opioid orphans grows, and the new police position first. jean: a massachusetts man has been indicted on human trafficking charges, stemming from a portsmouth police prosecution crackdown in 2014. the operation also uncovered heroin. jennifer vaughn is live in the charges. reporter: police say 28-year-old fleurimond controlled access to food and heroin for two women, forcing them to commit sex acts at local hotels and threatening harm if they refused. one victim also claims he made her false promises, claiming he
drug habit and even get her children back. the 2014 prostitution initiative was conducted by portsmouth detectives. a 23-year-old woman was also charged with drug offense is and being an accomplice to prostitution. live in the newsroom, jennifer vaughn, wmur news 9. jean: thanks. a massachusetts woman has been indicted on three charges after police say she drove under the influence of alcohol and hit a pedestrian. the rockingham county grand jury indicted audrey cox on two counts of acura straighted driving or driving under the influence of liquor with serious bodily injury, and one count of reckless conduct. cox was arrested by hampton police in september, after they say she hit sandra derry on ocean boulevard. cox was originally charged with two misdemeanors, d.u. expivment reckless conduct. cox' attorney says we are not surprised the state decided to increase the charges in this matter, once we complete our investigation we plan on turning
state and i expect that will explain how and why this accident occurred, which had nothing to do with alcohol. cox is a part-time wmur employee who was not working at the time of the alleged incident, she is on leave pending the outcome of this indication. josh: a lot people will be keeping their eye on the skies as they get ready to start the long weekend. but the most they'll find is some light flurries up north. mike haddad joins us now with the forecast that everyone probably wants to hear. mike: we've been talking about it for days and the weather pattern looks fairly quiet, which is great news for those traveling. a few scattered flurries up north, but outside of that it's high and dry. that winter chill evident all over new hampshire, upper 20's north, low 30's from plymouth points south and then you get from concord points south, upper 30's, lower 40's, a bit cooler near the monadnock region, do notice even though it's chilly from the great lakes towards the
northeast, much warmer air back to our west and take a look at the timeline with our jet stream flow, the cold air retreats tomorrow afternoon, so that by thanksgiving and especially on friday it turns quite mild, with temperatures well below average before it begins to cool back down as we go towards the actual weekend on saturday and sunday. do we see any precipitation after the flurries tonight between now and friday, we'll look at that straight ahead. jean: a terminally ill new hampshire woman will be allowed to get a medical marijuana i.d. card. linda horan of alstead has stage 4 lung cancer, she sued the commissioner of health and human services to get a card so she can legally get medical marijuana in maine. d.h.h.s. had argued it would not issue cards until new hampshire dispensaries opened, but the judge says that the law requires cards to be issued once these dispensaries are designated, which has already happened. josh: the state of maine recorded its first ever human
health officials say a york county man died on october 17 after spending more than two weeks in a new hampshire hospital. a lab test done in new hampshire was inconclusive. so doctors sent a sample to the c. d. c. which confirmed the triple e. they have not released the name of the man, but they say he was over the age of 65. still ahead, how would you like to never have to go to the gas station again? there's a new app that brings the gas to you. jean: your next mortgage could come from google, it launched a
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jean: the dow picking up 19 points today, to 17,812. s&p up by two, nasdaq not much movement. as for your gas prices, the national average is at 2.06. here in new hampshire we're averaging 2.08. dropping gas prices won't make much difference when it comes to the fuel surcharges from some delivery companies. josh: fed expeks u.p.s. charge 5% on top of regular delivery prices to cover the cost of fuel. u.p.s. says business clients often prefer to have their cost itemized so they can see the surcharge separately. both companies say the fuel charges have been lowered since last year.
now a licensed mortgage broker. the tech company launched its lending service this week, it comes pairs mortgage options to help home buyers find the best loan and right now the service is only available in california. but google does plan to expand into other states. and those california crowds can get even more shopping time in by letting someone else now fill their gas tanks. the app, purple, now offers on demand fillups, all you have to december make sure the fuel door is open, right now purple is only operating in southern california. jean: might come in handy if you run out of gas too. scary moment tess beach for one family, a swarm of hungry sharks moved in right where they were swimming. josh: wildcats are on the ice tonight. jean: and one of the best known holiday programs kicked off today and news 9 was there as
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when sharks moved in for
they were swimming. jean: matt talked to the father who grabbed his kids and then shot some incredible video. >> it was amazing to see, looks like the water was boiling, never seen anything like it. it was amazing, it was kind of scary, but pretty neat. reporter: that's how blake described hundreds of sharks in a feeding frenzy sunday. he was with his
family and his kids were in the water, just yards away from the kids the calm surf exploded into action. >> i got four kids, and three of them was in an inflatable raft, and we saw off in the distance, behind them, some troubled water where i thought it was for pisses -- porpoises or dolphins. my wife made the kids get out of the water. there were hundreds of sharks in the water.
reporter: the sharks were after bait fish that tried to escape the predators by moving into the shallow surf. >> the sharks would circumstance tell fish and get them in re: dense groups, and then the sharks would start attacking. reporter: he says the frenzy went on for a long time, and spectators lined the beach for a once in a lifetime experience. >> people started coming out, and before it was over with there was hundreds of people on the beach watching them. mike: crazy stuff there in the water. take a look right now at much calmer condition as cross our coastal plain today. a lot of sunshine to be had had out there in portsmouth from sunup through midday. then a few clouds did build in during the course of the afternoon. but overall pleasant pattern does continue and you'll notice outside of a few flurries up north it remains dry across most of the northeast. temperatures remain a big story, however, they're still well below the average, right now
lining up in the upper 20's north and 30's for many. notice as we take a look at future temperatures tonight into tomorrow morning, they'll begin to slide back into tupper teens and lower 20's. tomorrow morning it's low to mid 20's north and on average upper 20's and lower thairts cross a good part of the state. much warmer air not too far away, and a piece of this will move in starting thanksgiving afternoon and especially on friday before a northwest flow shuts it off and cools us back down along about later friday night into saturday and sunday. that's how temperatures play out. what about precipitation? because outside of a few flurries up north in the next few hours, it's high and dry for tomorrow. there could be an isolated sprinkle at the coast thanksgiving. outside of that the sun and cloud combo will have to wait until friday night to get in on a few snow showers up north and rain showers in southern parts of new hampshire. for the day tomorrow on average
northern white mountains as well. on average about 43 in the lakes region. mid 40's in the upper valley, low 40's rochester all the way down the merrimack valley and towards the coastline. and similar temperatures in the monadnock region and again it's going to be very pleasant all across the northeast. take a look at sky cast, as we advance through time tonight the clouds will continue to move on out. by later on this evening and especially overnight tonight, as temperatures begin to coast back through the 20's by morning it's upper teens and lower 20's for a nice looking sunrise and the average. for the rest of your wednesday, yeah, no trouble out there, we're not only traveling by air, but of course on the roadways, highs in the low to mid 40's and lots of sunshine to be had had. here's a look for tonight, again, flurries up north early, cold. lower to mid teens north, upper teens central, and lower 20's across a booed -- hampshire.
by thanksgiving notice it's a little milder, a few extra clouds, but some partial sun. by friday even warmer still with enough sun we're up near 60 in southern new hampshire. those cloud could produce a shower late day in the north country, a couple of mixed or snow showers friday night, couple of rain showers south. clears out and cools down for saturday and sunday. early next week is looking okay. another check on the forecast at 6:00. josh: a clarification on the story we aired earlier about robert pitts who today asked to withdraw his guilty plea in connection with a 2012 crash that killed his girlfriend. that woman was not pregnant when she decided, as we had reported. jean: a rhode island senate committee started hearings today on that state's deal with curt schilling's video game company. 38 studios moved from massachusetts to rhode island back in 2010. in exchange for a guarantee of $75 million in statement loans. the company went bankrupt,
leaving rhode island taxpayers on the hook for those loans. the chairman of the senate committee is investigating what went wrong, so the state can avoid similar deals in the future. jamie: boston celtics on the road tonight getting a travel day in before the crazy travel day tomorrow. celtics play at the atlanta hawks at 8:00. u.n.h. hockey on the road tonight at r.p.i., a 7:00 start. u.n.h. just three wins through eleven games along with three ties. some of the turkey trots this week including the 21st annual wind ham turkey trot, 9:00 a.m. at 70 blossom road. no entry fee, just a monetary donation of your choice that goes to the three different charities including shepherd's food pantry, they've collected about $163,000 for the charities over the years. the final high school football power poll of the year, goffstown finishes number one, exeter and bedford end up tied for second.
winnicunnet and st. thomas. there was one voter who picked goffstown number one from the beginning of the regular season all the way through the playoffs, certainly he proved to be the most wise of the bunch. it's not important to point out who that voter was, we'll let that remain anonymous, but we did get it right all year long. jean: who could that be, jamie? one smart guy. josh: many of you watching tonight will drive to your thanksgiving destinations. jean: there is new data to help you plan around the worst of the traffic jams. tom: then at 6:00 tonight upgraded charges just filed against a new hampshire couple massachusetts. after a woman was found dead and her body burned, what role police say the couple had. and after pleading guilty to charges in the deadly crash that killed his girlfriend, this man is changing course. the new evidence he claims to
is expected to be the very busiest in eight years. and if you are driving to your holiday destination, apparently this is the worst time of the week to be out on the road. josh: traffic app collects data crowded. the worst traffic is between 4:00 and 10:00 p.m. on the tuesday before the holiday. that is today. second worst traffic is tomorrow between 3:00 and 7:00 p.m. as for going home, sunday will see the biggest crowds, hours will be from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. jean: and drive carefully, this long holiday weekend will see 112% increase in accidents.
for the man who killed her. jennifer: a plea withdrawal, the new evidence a man charged with kill his girlfriend while running from police claims will impact this case. mike: outside of northern flurries today, dry and cool for many into the big travel day on wednesday. a look at how much warmer it gets by weeks end. tom: and it will be a full first the the nation primary ballot, the commission made quick work of several candidate challenges today. >> no one covers new hampshire like we do. now wmur news 9 at 6:00. tom: good evening, everyone. the new hampshire couple facing upgraded charges tonight in connection with the discovery of a burned body along railroad tracks in massachusetts. jennifer: julian and shannon squares of manchester have already been charged with lying to police and now they're accused of being involved in the disposal of the body. jennifer crompton has details.