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an investigation dating back more than two years has led police to one man. good evening and thank you for joining us, i'm jean mackin. josh: i'm josh mcelveen. investigators believe that ronald szettella is responsible for two armed robberies and a bomb threat. jean: as heather hamel explains, salem police are looking at szettella as well for a crime that involved a barack obama mask. reporter: yes, salem police assisted pelham when they searched the suspect's home and found evidence that connects him to crimes in both towns. while charges still haven't been brought in salem, pelham arrested szettella on three felonies, crimes that date back to 2013, the first was a bomb threat called in to an elementary school where he said he was going through a divorce and was hoping by making the call his kids would be released. more recently he's suspected of pulling off armed robberies at the gage hill farm convenience store in pelham this september as well as last september, and
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videos and then got a search warrant for szettella's house. >> almost all of the evidence that they needed as far as clothing that he wore when he made the bipartisan threat to include even his shoes, his helmet was recovered. we recovered a black bee-bee gun that if you look at it, it almost looks like it's a real pistol. reporter: additional charges are expected from salem including that robbery when the suspect wore a barack obama mask. right now szettella is being held on $250,000 cash only bail. heather hamel, wmur news 9. josh: a woman from windham is accused of driving the wrong way on the everett turnpike. police say chelsea cormier was intoxicated when she drove north for nearly 16 miles in the southbound lane. wmur's kristen carosa live from the bedford tolls, one of the locations that the woman alley
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reporter: authorities say these types of driving offenses are extremely dangerous, especially someone driving under the influence. it happened around 1:00 a.m. this morning, the 24-year-old chelsea cormier was driving the wrong way on the everett turnpike near exit 13. once cormier drove through the bedford tolls she headed northbound towards the hooksett toll plaza. state police responded and got into position ahead of her as she continued to drive northbound. officers laid down spike strips which slowed her car down. cormier pulled over but then attempted to pull back onto the highway, with two flat tires. she was finally stopped by police and arrested. >> many persons who are under the influence of alcohol lose track of which direction they're driving in, specifically on the roadways at that time of night because there aren't other cars as a point of reference for them to notice that they're driving the wrong way. reporter: cormier was arrested without incident.
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while intoxicated. kristen carosa, wmur news 9. jean: thanks. there are many questions tonight about how a red line train south of boston was able to travel through several stations without anyone at the controls. the operator stepped off the train in braintree, just after 6:00 a.m., after discovering a problem with the signal. officials say he did have permission to step away, but then the train started moving, rolling through four stations before the power was cut between north quincy and jfk station. another operator got on there and brought the train into the jfk station. right now officials say operator error is the main focus of their investigation. but describe themselves as embarrassed that this situation ever happened at all. pam cross from our sister station wcvb talked to passengers who were on that train. >> i have a person that was operating on my train, a low grade laceration, i need emt's.
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almost as fast as the runaway train, now sitting in the train yard. the operator identified as david vazquez, a long-time "t" employee, was brushed by the train he was in charge of before it took off. he knew something was wrong. >> it went flying. and i said, did they stop at any stops? no, this thing is moving. reporter: the train went from braintree to north quincy, cruising through at least three stops. >> it was unmanned traveling from braintree, within a couple minutes when it left the power on the third rail was shut off at that point in time, but the train coasted because it had momentum at that point forward through several stations before it came to a stop. reporter: he was in the second car, a few people panicked, some went forward to see for themselves. >> nothing, they said that
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how come, impossible. site was bizarre. jean: the train has been impounded, it's being kept at cabin yards. officials say it won't go back on the tracks before this investigation is over. josh: just days after the latest wmur cnn poll revealed a commanding lead in new hampshire, republican donald trump is back in the granite state. he's meeting with new england's police benevolent association in portsmouth tonight, and protesters are already gathering on the seacoast. we'll have a live report on all of it from portsmouth at 6:00. meanwhile tonight one republican candidate in new hampshire with some harsh words about donald trump and the prospect of supporting him as a fellow republican. senator lindsey graham spoke in portsmouth today call trump's plan to ban muslims from entering the u.s. the worst possible idea an american political leader could ever come up with. jennifer crompton has more.
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delivered on his promise to respond to donald trump's position on muslims. he says what trump is suggesting puts our soldiers and diplomats in dire jeopardy. the south carolina senator told the portsmouth rotary club that donald trump's plan to ban all muslims from entering the united states is both counter productive and dangerous. >> he's trying to make us safer in a bizarre kind of way. if he understood anything about this war, he would know that he's putting us all at risk. reporter: the presidential hopeful says trump is playing off fear. >> you can't win this war without muslims helping you. and the way to victory is to form an alliance between the 90% who eject radical islam in a fashion that will allow us to destroy the ideology over time. reporter: graham says this is not a policy debate as much as
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heart and soul of the republican party at stake. >> i believe that donald trump there get his clock cleaned by hillary clinton. i believe that hispanics are mad at donald trump without any doubt. i believe that he represents the worst in america, not the best. reporter: what of a trump ticket, would you support him if he was the nominee? oversleep. i don't think that's going to happen because he's really not a republican. reporter: as for trump's threats to leave the republican party if he's not treated fairly? >> i'd rather lose without him than try to win with him, if he keeps doing what he's doing. reporter: graham has visits in exeter and manchester today and moves onto concord tomorrow. at the portsmouth country club, jennifer crompton, wmur news 9. josh: ohio governor john kasich also expressing frustration today with all the attention being given to donald trump. speaking at st. anselm college
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considers serious discussions being overlooked in favor of sensationalism. >> right now it's like who ever says the most outrageous things, like what i do is i came in on a bus, what i ought to do is jump on the roof of it and give the speech. josh: kasich also stopped in the puritan room in manchester and is holding a town hall tonight. carly fiorina made stops in concord, bedford and derry today, she'll be back in concord this evening for another event. tomorrow she'll wrap up a three-day swing through new hampshire. in another race heating up well before election day is the one for new hampshire senate seat. john distaso has a look at the numbers for senator ayotte as well as her challenger, governor hassan. you'll find that and much more in his primary source column on wmur.com. jean: the body of a man who went missing in concord has been found.
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missing kayaker on turkey pond yesterday, and this morning recovered the body of 68-year-old john stapler. his kayak was located last night and when marine patrol and new hampshire fish and game resumed their search today, a dive team located the body. >> the family does know, obviously, they're distraught, as anybody would be. our heart goes out to them. we can't imagine what they're going through right now. jean: searchers recovered the body in water that was 10 to 12 feet deep. officials in portsmouth confirm that a fire yesterday in a popular downtown restaurant started in a grill on the first floor. the grill could be seen through the front door of the gas light, as cleanup crews worked on the building thursday the deputy fire chief says flames from the grill ignited grease in the vent. the resulting fire rising up through the chimney onto the roof. the building suffered significant water damage.
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how it looks out there, live pictures in manchester, 293 near exit 5, the view from our elliott at rivers end camera. josh: peggy james joins us now with a look at the ride home. >> doing pretty well so far, coming up from the massachusetts border on 93, is a good ride all manchester. 293 is moving well, no issues. and further north through hooksett some slight slowdowns at the hook oh set tolls. beyond that into concord it's busy but incident-free on 93. looking at 101 west you've got some congestion between 114 and wallace road. trouble-free on 101 from manchester to the seacoast and all is looking good on 95 by the hampton tolls. the report being brought to you by peters honda, nissan kia of nashua.
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jean: no child left behind is no more. up next the new education policy today. josh: a state of emergency in the pacific northwest where several rivers have flooded and highways. and there is more rain on the way. mike: after a few showers early this morning, back to dry weather this afternoon. if it will stay that way on friday and the weekend. jean: a new angle to the san bernardino shooting, did one shooter try to carry out a josh: then at 6:00 if you're starting to get worried about a white christmas, you can relax,
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josh: a former director of jared fogle's foundation will spend 27 years in prison for producing child pornography. jean: fogle is the former spokesman for the subway restaurant chain, he was sentenced to more than 15 years in prison for trading child pornography and using underage prostitutes. russell taylor served as the
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foundation to fight childhood obesity, he pleaded guilty to child exploitation and child pornography charges admitting that he used hidden cameras to produce pornography involving a dozen children. josh: president obama signed legislation today designed to replace the no child left behind initiative. the new policy dubbed every student succeeds keeps some standardized testing but gives state and local officials more flexibility to set their own standards and also blocks the federal government from forcing the common core model on schools and drops a federal mandate to tie teacher evaluations to student performance on tests. jean: right now parts of the kes coast r getting hit hard by rain and that's leading to major flooding, mudslides and power outages. a state of emergency is in effect in want state and coastal flood warnings are also in effect. as abc's brandi hitt tells us, more wet weather is on the way. reporter: a deadly series of storms pummeling the pacific
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roads, creating massive sinkholes and now leading to dangerous land slides. >> i've never seen anything like this, it happened so quick. reporter: mud and debris shut down interstate 5 in southern washington, one of the busiest freeways in the country. in oregon a woman drowned when her car got stuck in this creek. and farther south on northern california's now rain soaked highways this deadly crash involving a semi truck. >> the wet weather is going to continue right through this weekend. any additional rain is going to make the existing flooding problems worse. reporter: rescue teams have been working nonstop, daytime into the evening. >> water over the roadway, people trapped in cars. reporter: those families spared from serious damage so far? >> got to have stuff up the the air, because the worst case is going to get three feet. reporter: aren't taking any chances. >> it's not over yet i don't think. reporter: the other big concern, massive waves up to 30 feet high crashing into coastal communities along the west
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in oregon the coast guard says it's not sending boats out unless there's an emergency. josh: there's also a link between that stormy weather and the warm temperatures we're seeing in new hampshire. millions hayley -- meteorologist hayley lapoint is here to explain. hayley: it's all because of el nino, we've got abnormal movement of the storms, the jet stream well to the north of us, but it's dipping over the western parts of the u.s. north of us. the warm air is the big story though, today we had high temperatures again reaching into the 50's in a lot of spots. this is a calendar of the month of december so far and we're running 5.5 degrees above average. we only had one day, the first of the month, where we had had temperatures below the average. rest of the days so far have been at average or well above. of days.
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in the month is about 39 degrees, that's where we should be today. but look at the temperatures over the next few days. well above that, we're talking 50's for highs, maybe even flirting with 60's over the weekend too in some of the southern communities. hooks like we don't see much of a drop until mid-week next week and certainly no snow in site either. for more on the full forecast, we go over to chief meteorologist mike haddad. mike: yes, you're right, the snow search continues around here, still struggling to fine it. although ski areas up north during the colder night have been making some. so there are a few slopes open, make sure you call ahead because it's limited now, but there is sumter rain. to the coast where the clouds and showers exited early today and now fair skies in southeastern new hampshire. but a lot of low clouds and dense fog filling in elsewhere including a good part of central new hampshire down to concord and points south and west. a few high clouds building in from the next system, that will
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hampshire as it tends to dry out in time. what is not drying up, the low cloudiness, filling in the heart of the lakes region, the visibility down under a half mile in places like laconia, in concord, good portion of the monadnock region and plymouth not that bad, but down to three miles from rochester, manchester, south and east not an issue yet, but we'll ten to see low clouds and fog fill in there during the evening and overnight. temperatures in the upper 40's and lower 50's in many spots. tomorrow we make a run back into the same zone despite low clouds and fog in the morning and limited partial sun developing during the midday. a little more in the afternoon. right now it's 30's and 40's. so not anticipating any major issues in terms of any icing him there could be a little glazing in far northern parts of the state where it dips down below
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but elsewhere we should hold above freezing through the night. so a relatively mild start to your friday and that means more mild weather surging on in, the jet treatment flow lining up right over the northern tier and what that means above normal temperatures lasting into a good part of next week. latest system that we're tracking showing no moisture in terms of showers, so we are storm-free for your friday. showers lift off to outbound north and northwest. for tonight, low clouds and fog, keep in mine to slow it down on area roads due to low visibility. same story for the morning commute. but then mid, late morning, clouds will tend to break as winds try to freshen out of the southwest, driving in 50's for many again, 40's to the north. then a little more in the way of sun as we go into the first part of the weekend, temperatures
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of new hampshire. a few extra clouds could roll in and make it a bit tricky, later saturday night into sunday morning with a possibility of a shower. outside of that it is looking great for you until monday afternoon. for tomorrow the low clouds and fog will ten to break up by midday, some partial sun in the afternoon. by saturday a little more in the way of sun, and then clouds sunday morning giving way to partial sun. best shot of showers in rain form monday afternoon into tuesday. so again that search for snow is going to go beyond another week, i think. josh: thanks, mike. forget about being a smooth talker, one man serenaded the police officer that pulled him over. jean: what made the officer ask for a song. and at 5:30 -- >> there may not be any snow on the ground, but today the north pole could be found at a
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jean: a frightening scene caught on camera, a taxi driver dragged more than 60 feet in downtown toronto while confronting an uber driver. this happened while taxi drivers in toronto gathered to protest the ride sharing service. they say uber is ignoring city by-laws and cutting into their bottom line. a school bus driver in north carolina has been suspended
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josh: that's after a 6-year-old student was dragged by a bus for nearry a mile. the girls parents say she was getting off the bus had the arm. the first grader managed to hang on with her arm stuck in the door and her feet dragging on the ground. she only had minor injuries and perfect parents say that's only because her whole arm got stuck. >> that's the only way that she was able to hold on and go along with the bus. otherwise if it was just her hand i'm sure she would have bus. josh: the girl fell out when the driver opened the door at the next stop. a florida man didn't try to talk his way out of a traffic ticket, instead he sang to the officer. jean: the officer pulled over bristol and asked what he does for a living. when he told her he's a gospel singer, she asked him to sing a song. he got the whole thing on camera. >>
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if it was three men i would have sang it's raining men. jean: bristol was pulled over for not wearing his seat belt. everyone left smiling. josh: would have doubled the fine if i tried that. another strange case under investigation tonight, at 5:30 we'll tell you why this mansur rendered to police who weren't even looking for him. jean: who needs a house when you could own an entire fort? the property that just hit the market. and now our u local hot shot, this elf on the shelf apparently has some frozen fever, there he is. you can submit your pictures and
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josh: we're learning more about the case against a driver accused of causing a deadly crash. jean: new questions about the suspects in the san bernardino shooting. were they part of a match making
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mike: outside of a brief shower in northern areas a dry and mild friday is on the way, a look at how long the stretch could continue. >> the grinch tried to steal christmas away from us, but the people of new hampshire came through. josh: christmas wishes are coming true thanks to this group of volunteers. josh: welcome back. a deadly crash in manchester, police say was caused by a bow man mo was intoxicated behind the wheel. i'm josh mcelveen. jean: i'm jean mackin. alexander burke faces two charges that include negligent homicide but today police testified that burke denied being the driver. andy hershberger joins us live with more. reporter: this hearing lasted for several hours and went through a half dozen witnesses as prosecutors tried to convince a judge that there's enough
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police say alexander burke was intoxicated when he was behind the wheel of an s.u.v. and ran a red light, crashing into a honda pilot, killing a passenger. but during burke's probable cause hearing police officers testified that burke blamed his passenger, christa glen, saying she was the driver at the time of the deadly crash. >> i asked him again if he knew who was driving, and he pointed to glynn and stated she was. reporter: burke is charged with negligent homicide and aggravated d.w.i. 47-year-old is abell penna was pronounced dead on november 29. three others the the victim's car say they were driving home from the red arrow diner about 4:30 in the morning when they were broadsided. police say when questioned glynn was initially hesitant about saying who was driving. >> i informed her that this was a serious motor vehicle crash
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be facing some serious charges. she stated that alexander burg was driving. reporter: police testified there's other evidence to back that up. officer patrick says surveillance video of the crash take friend a nearby business shows a man getting out of the driver's seat of the vehicle that crashed into the pilot. >> it's not 100% clear by looking at a photo that you could say that it's a certain person, but it definitely is a tall white male with short hair, large frame. reporter: the judge today found probable cause for both charges to move forward in the case now moves to the grand jury. andy hershberger, wmur news 9. josh: a father accused of dangling his daughter over the merrimack river to take pictures is facing new charges. prosecutors filed two counts of endangering the welfare of a
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addition to the reckless conduct charges already filed. jordan denies ever putting his daughter in danger. park along boston's water front will be named in honor of martin richard, he's the 8-year-old who was killed in the boston marathon bombing. the property is next to the boston children's museum. proposals call for the site to be designed next year and finished in 2017. way. jean: new concerns tonight about how the couple behind the san bernardino terror attack met each other before marrying, and new information about one shooter's potential involvement in a previous attack plan. here's marcy gonzalez. reporter: today urgent questions about the suspects who carried out last week's terror attack in san bernardino. investigators trying to figure out if syed farook and tashfeen malik's marriage, an online introduction, were orchestrated by a terror group with the goal of setting up a sleeper cell in
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>> if it is a situation where they were recruited to get together, then it's logical there are other people in the u.s. in other locations where this may have occurred. reporter: the f.b.i. saying the suspects chatted online about jihad and martyrdom well before malik was allowed into the u.s. last year on a so-called fiancee visa. >> she was radicalized a long, long time ago. if we know that now, why didn't we know it then when she went through this wonderful vetting process. reporter: officials also looking into claims made by enrique marquez that he and farook planned an attack in 2012 but then got cold feet. the 24-year-old accused of purchasing the assault rifles used in last week's massacre is said to be cooperating with investigators as they look into other possible targets, questioning why pictures of the san bernardino high school were
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and having difficulty because the couple encrypted the data on their digital devices. >> it's designed that we can't break it. there's no known dekrip shun. reporter: that software is easily accessible and free, a major issue as it's commonly used by terror groups, especially isis. jean: coming up next, new hampshire has announced a tax amnesty program, but you have to act fast. josh: and new procedures for commercial drivers, the federal rule that changes how they keep track of drive time. jean: homeowners are rushing to refinance their mortgages, we'll tell you what's driving this push now. mike: yet another mild december day today and another will
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jean: the dow picking up 82 points today, to 17,574. the s&p up four, and the nasdaq picked up 22. millions of commercial drivers will have to electronically record their hours behind the wheel under a new government rule. josh: drivers have had to keep paper logs for decades, but accident investigators have complained about how easy it is
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something goes wrong. new electronic devices will track the miles driven and where the vehicles go. and new hampshire's department of revenue has announced a one-time tax amnesty program from now through february 15, people with outstanding taxes can pay them without penalty and will owe just 50% of the accrued interest. the state says that could bring in up to $16 million. and the largest student loan company in the u.s. is currently under investigation by several government agencies over allegations that it has overcharged customers. the attorney general's office in new hampshire says it has received complaints about navient but so far hasn't taken any legal action. >> we enforce the consumer protection act which prohibits unfair and deceptive practices and some of those complaints lead to us taking some enforcement actions. josh: tonight at 11:00, we investigate the frustration over student loan lenders and the best way for granite staters to
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jean: applications for mortgage refinancing are on the rise. many homeowners are hurrying to get refinancing approved before an expected rate hike from the federal reserve. the number of applications jumped by 4% last week, anticipation of that fed move has rates already creeping up. and if you're in the market for something unique, how about buying your own fort. historic fort montgomery on lake champlain is up for sale, $2.95 million will get you all 94 acres in vermont plus the ruins of the fort itself. it does have yacht access, josh, you'll like that, and a gated causeway connected to the mainland. we have much more about the wmur.com. if you buy it you have to have a fort warming party, what do you serve for that? josh: i gotta get a yacht, too. one concord warehouse looked a little like santa's workshop today with its holiday effort,
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nonperishable food donations. you can bring your own items or buy prepackaged donations at the stores. even more generosity was on display today in concord where thousands of gifts headed out to granite state children. operation santa started 55 years ago to help children in the capital city, now it reaches into every corner of the state. jean: ray brewer was there as santa's helpers loaded the trucks and sent them on their way. reporter: today is the culmination of a year-long effort by state employees and despite some well publicized setbacks today makes it all worth while. elves wearing national guard uniforms and sporting state employee badges filled trucks with memories to come. >> every child that we received is going to get christmas presents, and that's the most important thing for everybody. reporter: throughout the year caseworkers compile information
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>> then we partner that up with members who volunteer to go out and purchase gifts and clothing for these children. reporter: every one of these packages comes with a story, for instance this one says the new single mother caring for her daughter and trying to make a great christmas. among those helping to load the trucks was governor maggie hassan. this year thieves stole thousands of dollars of gift cards and toys from the warehouse. once word went out, the public rallied and more than enough money was raised to replace the stolen items. >> everybody pitched in, we're meeting all the needs that we know about through operation santa claus, and i'm just very proud of the state police and the national guard. reporter: these packages are being sent to children all over the state, and thanks to the efforts of the state employees and the volunteers, about 3,000 children will have a very merry
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ray brewer, wmur news 9. mike: another mild one out there, temperatures well above average a good part of this month and today no exception. 50 plus in some spots. we have seen partial sun in some areas, did before the sun went down, but also a lot of low clouds and fog, especially in the heart of the lakes region. notice the time lapse, photos up there, we lose the lake quickly by late morning and there it is, dense fog, the visibility cut down to about a quarter mile in some areas. so where you see zero that means under a half a mile, including laconia, meredith, concord, monadnock region and portions of the great north woods. so that will be something to con ten with if you're traveling tonight. but the mild pattern does linger for the next several days, carrying us right through the early part of next week. low clouds and some fog tonight, only concern outside of visibility issues will be the possibility of black ice in
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where temperatures will be near or slightly below freezing in some spots. outside of that no major issue. the next rain chance not until sometime later on monday. the concern up north for a touch of black ice. it milder across southern new hampshire. the dew point is way up there at 41, so i'm not anticipating a big cooldown in the capital city with a gentle win out of the northwest we're starting to see the fog and low cloudiness, but notice temperatures low 50's today, low to mid 50's on friday, and right through the weekend, chance of precipitation very low, and temperatures very high, at least compared to where they should be this time of year. future temperatures coasting back into the 30's to around 40. again a few lower third or upper 20's north, and by the end of the morning commute we're back to the mid to upper 30's, even lower to mid 40's in central and
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a lot of mild air. temperatures even in a good part of ontario well above average. you have to get into eastern ka tboak get in on temperatures right at the average, and even there that's retreating. many are starting to think about a white christmas, and we'll talk about that snow possibility , and a lot more at 6:00. take a look at the sky cast, for tonight low clouds and fog. visibility cut down to a quarter mile. again, visibility a bit of an issue, developing right now. could be a up the of black ice the great north woods. outside of that, look at these
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readings are all for the middle of doition and more typical of late october. josh: it's consistent any way. mike: yes, enjoy it while you've got it. jean: thanks, mike. a suspected thief accused of targeting their victims is behind bars tonight. josh: she stole wallets, from several bridal parties. >> she specifically targeted brides knowing that she was literally going to wreck their best day ever. >> a surveillance picture led police to the suspect, investigators say it shows her hand. jean: a florida man who surrendered to police is probably regretting that decision. officers say jasper harrison was in a storage unit where he was cultivating marijuana when he overhead.
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his growing operation, harrison called 911 to say that he wanted to surrender peaceful. officer were actually in the neighbor to investigate a completely different crime. harrison now faces several charges connected to the marijuana. >> that's a bummer. rob gronkowski was back on the practice field today, just eleven days after injuring his knee in denver. gronk was a bone bruise and knee strain, there's no time tail for his return to game action, but things are looking good. today's workout was light with only helmets and shoulder pads. he sat out yesterday's full bad practice. this week's home town hero is one of of the top gymnasts in the state, hollis brookline high school senior nicholas merryman, a two-time member of the national team and took the gold medal in the pommel horse. he will compete on full
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his story tonight at 6:00. new hampshire sports page will host a basketball jamboree at londonderry high school, 16 teams involved. all the proceeds will go to the new horizons homeless shelter and food pantry in manchester, so go check it out. josh: move over, mary, a vermont sheep is the star of a hit story book this holiday season, we'll introduce you to sweet pea, right after the break. josh: and coming up, a driver is facing charges for drying the wrong direction on the everett turnpike. how police stopped the woman on the highway. josh: republican frun
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tonight in portsmouth for lynn's family, the big stress is paying four hundred dollars a month in medical and drug costs for aidan. for other families it's higher deductibles, premiums and co-pays that keep adding up. that's why we've got to
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cap out-of-pocket costs, and fast track approval of less expensive generic drugs. because we've got to get health care costs under control for lynn's family and for yours.
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jean: we'd love to you meet this week's adopt a pet, a great female cat. she enjoys relaxing in your cat, playing with cat wands and climbing to high places. bella can live with other cats
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dog-free zone. for more information about other adoptable animals, visit wmur.com/pets. josh: seriously green eyes there. jean: yes. seven puppies were born to a hound in ithaca, new york. josh: they're the first ever conceived in a test tube. they are a mix of beagle, labrador, cocker span 'ems and they're all healthy. researchers say in vitro fertilization could have great benefits for the health of pets. >> it opens up the possibility that we could identify certain genes that cause disease and ven fix those, replies them with a good gene before those dogs are even born. so instead of driving to cure disease, we can help prevent it from happening in the first place. josh: all but one of the puppies have been adopted, the last will be kept by the lab to have her own litter. and a vert lamb is taking the publishing world by storm. jean: after sweet pea was hurt
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friends up to date on her recovery through facebook. she became a viral sensation and those friends urged the farmer's to turn sweet pea's story into a book. >> our following on facebook was saying you really need to do a story about this, if sweet pea is getting better. so we did a kick starter. when we launched it, it met the goal in 15 hours. jean: when a local store added sweet pea's story to its shelves, that started a bidding war, the story follows the lamb's recovery and the celebration when she got back on her feet.
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>> a woman is facing charges for driving 16 miles in the wrong direction on the everett turnpike.
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josh: tonight a man allegedly responsible for years of crimes in pelham is behind bars. investigators say they know what motivated him. mike: after another mild december day today, temperatures stay well above normal on friday. if this patent lasts into the weekend ahead. jean: and donald trump is scheduled to speak the portsmouth tonight and he'll be picking up a new endorsement while there. >> no one covers new hampshire like we do, now wmur news 9 at 6:00. jean: right now a woman from windham is out on bail after being arrested for driving in the wrong direction on the everett turnpike for nearly 16 miles while intoxicated. good evening, i'm jean mackin. josh: i'm josh mcelveen. police say chelsea cormier drove northbound in the southbound lanes from manchester airport all the way to the hooksett tolls. kristen carosa joins us live from the bedford tolls where police say cormier drove right
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reporter: this was a scary
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