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campaign. >> no one covers new hampshire like we do. now wmur news 9 at 5:00. tom: 5:00 and we begin with breaking news in nashua. we have just learned in the last hour or so that schools there will open tomorrow. but there will be extra security on hand after a threatening message canceled classes today. good evening, new hampshire, i'm tom griffith. jennifer: i'm jennifer vaughn. school officials and police wanted to make sure parents knew their children were safe so they canceled classes. heather hamel has the latest on this. reporter: the nashua police chief is remaining tight-lipped about what that e-mail said, exactly what that threaten tailed. however he says after a day's both of of investigating and looking through the school with a fine tooth comb he no longer believes that is there a credible threat in any of nashua public schools. this comes after 24 hours after the superintendent of schools
would come to students specifically targeting the two high schools. the superintendent says the safety comes first and due to the concern for parents and the high probability that there would be a high amount of absentees, he decided to shut down all the public schools in the city. since that decision was made the f.b.i. was called in, efforts have been made to find the person responsible and they have done checks of doors and windows at all of the schools and checked for anything that could be dangerous and say no devices were found. >> i'm not saying a hoax. what i'm saying is right now it does not appear to be a credible threat now. that doesn't mean it wasn't at one time. i don't know the intent of the perpetrator. but what i can tell the perpetrator is we'll use every possible resource we can to find you, and you will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. reporter: police say although the schools will reopen tomorrow as scheduled, there will be a
those schools to make everybody feel a little better. the superintendent says that everybody in the schools will be briefed, there will be talking points given to teach sores the kid can get a better idea of what's going on and will be guidance counselors on hand. tom: the situation in nashua comes just days after threats to several other district as cross the country, new york, miami, houston, las vegas and los angeles all received threatening messages, most stayed open. los angeles was a high profile exception. but even the districts that held classes added extra police patrols. so just a reminder, nashua schools will be open tomorrow, police say they have searched all the school buildings in the district, and they are confident now that students can safely return to class tomorrow. extra security will be on hand, parents who keep their students home will get an excused absence.
about a massive propane gas in keene over the weekend. emergency officials did find an unconscious woman in the back of a store. they were able to get her to the hospital in time for treatment. suzanne roantree is here now with more from this investigation that's now under way. reporter: liberty utilities officials say they are working hand and hand with the public utility commission as it investigates the gas emergency in keene over the weekend. >> we're working closely with the p.u.c., in fact we informed them of the issue shortly after we knew that something was wrong. reporter: it was just after 9:00 on saturday morning that a worker delivered a utilities plant noticed the propane mix being sent to customers was wrong. >> we believe there was some sort of power issue at the production facility. we're investigating that now to find out exactly what happened. but that did cause a blower to basically stop working for a period of time. reporter: as a result, pure
customers in keene, which can release deadly amounts of carbon monoxide when burned. >> we believe that that incorrect mixture was fed into the system for approximately an hour and a half. reporter: more than 60 fire departments from new hampshire and vermont responded to the emergency, checking homes and shutting off gas to any house with a high c.o. level. crews responded to more than 100 calls of carbon monoxide exposure, finally declaring the emergency over at 2:00 a.m. on sunday. later that afternoon governor hassan called for an investigation into the emergency, a step that didn't surprise officials at liberty utilities. >> no, we weren't surprised because of the size of the event we fully expected there to be an investigation by the p.u.c., it will be a very thorough investigation. there's several different groups of people involved, and at this point we don't know how long it will take. reporter: officials with the public utilities commission say
of the investigation at a meeting in january. live in the studio, suzanne roantree, wmur news 9. tom: right now -- jennifer: right now some final paving is all that's needed to finish fixing a sinkhole that opened up after a water main break in manchester, this mess left nine businesses without water today. amy coveno live at the south willow plaza with a closer look at how this affected those businesses. reporter: good evening. just a little more than paving going on here. the hole is still there, but i just talked to mike fortier and he says the water main pipe is repaired and they are about to turn the water on and test it to make sure it holds, then they'll fill in that hole. and then the asphalt job will take place. it was still dark out before 6:00 a.m. this morning, a police cruiser in the drive through lane on stur bucks -- starbucks, when it gave way. water works shut the water off by 7:30, making a bad monday
in the plaza. many posting closed until further notice signs in the window. one especially exception, california nail salon. the manager got creative by boiling bolted water and says so far she wasn't had to turn away a single customer. >> we went to hannaford, filled up with seven gallons of water and poured it and the cooked the hot water for coffee. you got to have alternatives to keep things running. reporter: you're looking live now at the repair that's been under way for close to 12 hours. they are making good progress. they're about to turn the water on and test that pipe, make sure it holds. coming up at 6:00 there are no alternatives for a number of restaurants in this plaza, no water,, and you have to get approval from the board of health to reopen once the water main is turned back on. for now, live in manchester, amy
jennifer: in exitment 2016, south carolina senator lindsey graham has dropped out of the presidential race. his announcement this morning leaves 13 candidates for the g.o.p., many of them were here in new hampshire today. sally kidd has all the day's campaign developments. reporter: jen, senator graham's campaign never really took off. he was polling at less than 1%, and that means of course less money was coming in to run a successful campaign. >> today i'm suspended my campaign for president. report senator lindsey graham calling it quits. >> i believe we've run a campaign you can be proud of. we've put forward bold and practical solutions to big problems. reporter: but grahams campaign never gained traction. even in his home state of south carolina, his poll numbers were averaging less than 2%. >> his message from south carolina with that thick accent
the bureaucracy being a u.s. senator really never worked for him. reporter: other g.o.p. contenders reacted to graham's departure. >> he was a real benefit to have in this race, i'm sorry he's dropped out. >> i've been trends with lindsey for a very long time and i wish him all the best. reporter: elsewhere on the campaign trail -- >> thank you. reporter: marco rubio, chris christie, jeb bush and ben carson spent the day campaigning in new hampshire. carson offering a reason his poll numbers have dipped. >> because people think that i'm a nice guy. i am a nice guy. but that doesn't mean that you're not tough. reporter: on the democrats' side -- >> the grinches in g.o.p.ville. reporter: the clinton campaign released an online ad modeled after dr. seuss' how the grinch stole christmas. but in this case the grinches are the g.o.p. candidates. now, clinton will be campaigning in iowa tomorrow. donald trump is holding a rally
jennifer: speaking of donald trump, he's now demanding an apology from hillary clinton, so what's this feud all about? reporter: that's right, you remember during saturday's debate in manchester clinton said that isis uses videos of trump insulting muslims as a recruiting tool. well, there's been no evidence of that. and so today this morning on the today show trump said that clinton lies about everything and should apologize. the clinton campaign says she wasn't referring to a specific video and no she will not be apologizing. back to you. jennifer: thank you. republican jeb bush also in the state tonight as well, his town hall in alton will be at 6:15. martin o'malley also toured new hampshire today, making stops in concord, keene and manchester. his town hall in windham starts in half an hour. tom: another step forward for
today the state department of environmental services granted the weapons permit developers need for that project. another 1,000 acres is being set aside for wildlife habitat, and developers hope to begin work on restoring the resort this summer. tonight is the winter solstice, marking the longest night of the year. temperatures will run well above normal. mike haddad says he would see record warmth before the week is out. mike: no question about it, because temperatures are above average now and we've got much warmer air to our south. take today radar scopes. even though there's a light wintery mix, northern coos county, that's it in terms of any snow or mixed shower chances. that's now right through about 7:00 or 8:00. rain showers back to the west will tend to dry up in time. 32 in plymouth. but still near 50 manchester down near the coast, at least
this time of year. notice all that warmth from st. louis back through d.c., and eventually after a bit of a cooldown the next couple days, we start to see record warmth approach. thursday the average high is 33, the old record is 57, we've got a great shot of getting up near 64 degrees to shatter that record for christmas eve day on thursday. what about the holiday itself on friday, and any more rain chances, we'll look at that straight ahead. jennifer: let's get a look at how traffic is moving around the state tonight. this is i-93 through hooksett where traffic seems to be busy but moving on both sides. tom: and peggy james joins us live with a look at the rest of the evening commute. peggy: hi, tom and jen. coming up from the border in massachusetts, 93 has not been an issue. but once you get into man cheers we've had problems on 293 in the vicinity of the mall of new
as you head up to the 93 split due to a brush fire with the right lane blocked there. so that's had heavy delays throughout the afternoon. as well as people getting off at exit 1 for south willow street. 293 heavy but moving. there was an earlier crash at the ramp from everett turnpike northbound to 293. that's been cleared, but residual backups go back to the bedford tolls. north through hooksett busy but moving well. the bow junction, a good ride but hitting the brakes at the concord exits. 101 in bedford stop and go through the bedford stretch. and the everett turnpike is heavy up through merrimack. 101 a good ride to and from the seacoast without the usual backups in newington. i'm peggy james for 95-point 7,
there's been a big change when it comes to the rules for blood doan fors, that story is coming up. jennifer: also the driver accused of intentionally slamming into a busy vegas sidewalk now faces a murder charge. police say she and her daughter were living in that car. tom: then at 5:30, police looking for a suspect in a violent home invasion, three people already arrested appeared in court today. jennifer: getting the antidote for an opioid overdose could
by taking their money. i'm bernie sanders, and i approve this message. tom: the man accused of supplying some of the weapons in the san bernardino terror attack faced a judge today. enrique marquez was charged with conspiring to provide material support to terrorists and with unlawfully purchasing two assault rifles used in the attack. a federal judge denied him bail after prosecutors said he's a serious flight risk. jennifer: new evidence that boko haram the group that kidnapped girls in knee jeer yeah is using children and teenagers as suicide bombers. a three bombers between 10 and 15 years old detonated their
20,000 people have died since the start of the radical islamic group's uprising. and a suicide attack in afghanistan killed six american service members today. were injured. nato says the soldiers were targeted by
taliban fighters in a village near bagram air field, the largest u.s. military facility in afghanistan. this is the deadliest attack on foreign troops since august. tom: a murder charge has been filed against the driver who ran into pedestrians on the las vegas strip. witnesses say the woman aimed for the sidewalk several times. reporter: a terrifying hit and run on the busy las vegas strip. >> some lady ran, jumped the curb in her car and went right through the people. >> people were bouncing off the front of the car. reporter: police say lakesha holloway veered onto the sidewalk up to three times, accelerating into the crowd just outside the paris hotel and
believe to it be an intentional act. reporter: 32-year-old jessica, a wife and mother of three from arizona was killed. this gofundme page set up for her family. several witnesses tried running it. >> it looked like she wasn't even trying to stop the car, she had both of her hands on the wheel and was looking straight forward. reporter: police caught up to the driver moments later. investigators don't believe this was an active terrorism. but they know very little about holloway or a possible motive. >> we believe that she had some disassociates with the father of her child and homeless and residing within her vehicle. reporter: the toddler inside the vehicle was unharmed and is now in protective custody. >> why. why did this happen and what
believe alcohol was involved but they're testing whether holloway drugs. she's facing at least one count of murder and several counts after tempted murder. brandi hitt, abc news. mike: last day of fall, hard to imagine we're still in fall, after all it is december. but based on temperature you might think it's early spring or late fall. in newfound lake today, cloud cover dominating the scene. a few glimpses of partial sunshine, but mostly overcast on this monday. a few showers moving through as well, mainly in northern parts of the state where it's just mix. but that's all the winter we can get in terms of the latest system. as these showers are turning over to rain. so here we go with the latest system again. notice how much dryer it is south and west of buffalo, that
during the overnight it will dry out statewide. tuesday temperatures a little lower than today. right now mid to upper 30's north, lower 30's in plymouth. but central and southern new hampshire, especially concord south and east up near 50 today. tomorrow with rain moving in by late morning a good bet to be about four or five degrees colder, but not cold enough for snow. here's the reason why. a lot of warm air building in the eastern part of the nation. 64 right now in st. louis, well above the average there. 50 in chicagoland. and even when it cools back down it's still above average around minneapolis, st. paul, so the real cold air, arctic chill is trapped to our north. that indicates that any system between now and this weekend will be more wet than white or even a mix for that matter. first things first, any scattered shower this evening gives way to mostly cloudy and maybe a few breaks by morning. tomorrow a couple breaks of sun
will quickly approach and a good bet statewide morning and afternoon to get in on steady rain. so the morning commute is on the dry side. shortly after 9:00, here comes the rain, we could see over a half inch in many spots, but it all wet as opposed to white or icy. wednesday more clouds roll in, and yet another system approaches with more rain showers. possibly by the early evening into thursday morning, a couple more scattered about for the day on thursday. and highs tomorrow, about 40 to 45. but nothing compared to what's rolling in our direction come the end of this week of we've got a good possibility of shattering records on thursday just in time for christmas eve, tonight 30 to 39. that is slightly above the normal high temperatures for this time of year. tomorrow a bit cooler and damp. not the nicest of days. slightly milder, back up near 50
spring warmth in time for santa on thursday evening. friday even though we cool down for christmas day, still in the 50's and maybe more record warmth. tom: might have to have a christmas eve cookout. mike: that's not a bad idea. set a new trend. tom: a life or death test for one troop of boy scouts when their leader ran into a bear. >> he has been injured by the bear. jennifer: coming up next what those boys did to distract the bear so they could save him. tom: police say a teen was
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. i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message. jennifer: the f.d.a. has eased it restrictions on blood donations from gay and bi sexual men. a lifetime ban has been reduced to a one year waiting perfect after a man has had sex with another man. activists say the change doesn't go far enough to reduce the stigma, but the f.d.a. says the new rule is in line with other western countries. well, one scout troops training was put to a frightening test after the troop leader was attacked by a black bear. terp gloria rivera has a look at what happened and the survival skills that saved the leader's life.
a simple adventure for three boy scouts turned into a terrifying lesson in survival. >> we have a gentleman in the cave with a bear, he has been injured by the bear reporter: officials say 50-year-old the troop leader christopher was exploring a cave in these new jersey woods sunday when he was attacked inside by a black bear. >> be advised we have the victim now yelling out. >> the bear was already inside the cave, its den or its home. reporter: the boy scouts, between 10 and 12 years old, were outside
the cave and heard their scout leader screaming, jumping into action calling 911 and trying to lure the bear out of the cave using snacks, trail mix and bananas. >> he is bleeding from his neck, his arm and his head. reporter: the boys then starting a fire. a rescue helicopter finding the group by tracking the smoke from the air. taking the leader to the hospital for treatment. >> i'm sure that it's the
were able to save the life of their own scout magser and i can't praise them enough. tom: scary stuff. straight ahead, two police officers run into a burning house to save the babies inside. >> he came down the stairs and he had both tin fants. other. jennifer: and not your typical shopping trip, we'll tell you
tom: now at 5:30, three people and 12 chargees in a violent home invasion. but police think another person got away in a stolen truck. jennifer: a popular lottery game is the focus of a new investigation involving a man already convicted of cheating one state system. mike: temperatures above normal right now, but this is nothing compared to what's heading our way before the week is over. >> examining the issue of immigration, i'm aixa diaz in washington, the topic being debated among lawmakers and
jennifer: three people suspected of having connections to a franklin home invasion faced a judge today, but police think a fourth person is still on the run. welcome back, everyone, i'm jennifer vaughn. tom: i'm tom griffith. the alleged victim is recovering from injuries tonight. ray brewer was there when the three people arrested made their first court appearance. reporter: the fourth person that police are looking for may have been driving the stolen pickup truck at the time of the home invasion. police say they don't have a name, all they can say is that the man is believed to be in his mid 40's. three people were arraigned in court this morning, in connection with the home invasion, both trenton mcdonald and dominic ferrari face a total of five felony charge as piece including conspiracy to commit burglary and armed robbery. 19-year-old tasha le beauties charged with two felonies including receiving stolen
commit burglary. police say the three conspired to rob the victim of cash and possibly illegal drugs. lebeau may have pretended to be a girlfriend of the victim and the two men burst into the apartment with shotguns. >> entered this residence, allegedly did so armed with shotguns. the victim in this matter allegedly jumped off of the deck of a second story residence to flee these individuals, and in so doing sustained serious injuries. reporter: the victim was taken to dartmouth hitchcock medical center. there's no update on his condition. as for the other three, they were captured in andover. police say at the time they also found the shotguns in the pickup truck along with some drug paraphernalia and scales and
ray brewer, wmur news 9. tom: a 17-year-old from rollins ford accused of sell stolen firearms. police recovered four stolen weapons in somersworth and rollinsford, the suspect being charged as a juvenile. a heroic rescue from a house fire in massachusetts, two police officers rush in to save twin babies and their mom. the fire started in the basement of this med ford home this morning. the home quickly filled with thick smoke, 5-month-old twins lauren and lewen were stuck inside with their mother, officers jumped into action. >> i ran upstairs to the second floor, a at the meam handed me two infants and there was smoke coming from the upstairs apartment. i ran downstairs. >> he came downstairs and had both the infants, one in one arm, one in the other.
one firefighter was injured. jennifer: tonight we're highlighting it a issues for each of the eight weeks leading up to the new hampshire primary. one of the biggest issues this campaign season is immigration. so let's go to wmur's aixa dee now. reporter: immigration continues to be a contentious topic in washington and on the campaign trail. with an estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the u.s., fixing a broken immigration system is high on the priority list for candidates on both side of the aisle. >> the immigration fight could easily be one of the biggest issues of the campaign. can come out of the shadows and reporter: one year after president obama announced steps to protect undocumented immigrants from deportation, the plan is in legal limbo. after two separate federal judges ruled the president overstepped his authority, the obama administration is appealing to the supreme court.
and to improve their lives and to help their families. reporter: the aflcio represents more than 50 labor unions nationwide. it says undocumented immigrants who are working and contributing to the economy should be granted protection from deportation. >> we've seen families be devastated, you know, children who were born here who are citizens and their parents are taken away. >> i disagrees that we have a everybody. undermines reform. he says getting serious about immigration requires enforcing existing laws, not creating new ones. >> we ought to make government work first. we ought to insist the border. we ought to insist the government enforce the laws on the books. reporter: another part of the debate what to do with children who arrive at the u.s.-mexico border by themselves.
10,500 unaccompanied minors cross the border in october and november of 2015. aixa diaz. jennifer: as the primary approaches, can you find all of these stories the the politics section of wmur.com. just part of our coverage to help cast your ballot. we have a tool to compare the candidates on the issues, daily coverage of the campaigns, here country. of course our political team will always bring you the latest information on facebook, twitter and our mobile app. tom: you might want to give your mail carrier an extra smile tonight, this is the busiest day of the year for post office deliveries. what you need to know about shipping deadlines when we come back. jennifer: also ahead, lobster boats may have smaller celebrations this year, what's driving down holiday exports. mike: and unsettled but warm president earn means rain rather than snow chances. tom: and a special type of toy
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gasoline prices nationwide, get that, two bucks a gallon, pretty good. i paid 1.90 today. new hampshire is at 2:02. today expected to be the busiest delivery day of the year for the postal service. jennifer: it expects to deliver more than 30 million packages, cards and letters all today. the postal service has already been working seven days a week to make christmas deadlines. so if you're using the post office, wednesday, wednesday, that will be your last day to ship your packages through priority mail expression. if you you need them to arrive by christmas eve. it's not such a merry christmas though for lobster exports. the strong u.s. dollar and tight economies in europe mean fewer lobsters are being shipped overseas. europe has its own lobster harvest, but the species there is smaller than ours here in new england. this year even people who can afford the more luxurious lobsters are sticking with the small type to avoid looking insensitive. tom: there you go. fewer americans are getting
a survey found that a growing number of people are relying on access. the number of broad band customers hasn't dropped, but is not growing as quickly as in recent years. jennifer: the new star wars movie shattered box office records this weekend. global receipts for "the force $528 million. that beats the record set this summer with jurassic world, which had an opening wake of 525 million. so here's what makes the star wars number even more impressive. those ticket sales don't include china or india. two of the biggest markets outside of the u.s. the film opens in india next week and china it won't open until january. tom: a slip of the tongue created international outrage of one beauty pageant. jennifer: for a few minutes the
colombia! i have to apologize. the first runner up is colombia. miss universe 2015 is philippines. tom: the switch shocked everyone, prompting noisy reaction from the audience, and the las vegas auditorium. >> oh my god, this is crazy right now, it's pandemonium in here. tom: harvey says he personally apologized to both the winner and the runner up. miss colombia stayed philosophical about it all saying everything happens for a reason. oh boy. another scandal tonight, centers on a lottery game. jennifer: a computer expert already convicted of stealing a jackpot is now under investigation for scamming the hot lotto game. >> if people don't trust the honesty of the system, the
going to dwindle and be jeopardized. jennifer: prosecutors say the former security director at the mull at the state lottery agency hacked into computers in iowa so he coma nip ultimate the winning numbers, then asked people he knew to help collect the jackpots, totaling about $8 million. hot lotto winners in other states are now getting a closer look too. that game is played here in new hampshire, but lottery officials say we haven't had a jackpot winner since 2008. mike: getting closer to the christmas holiday and so is some record warmth creeping ever so close to the granite state. it doesn't move in tomorrow, but as we get into thursday, get ready for those temperatures to really take off. still quite mild out there in southeastern parts of new hampshire now. out at the coast all day long, the clouds were in control, but it has remained on the dry side with a couple scattered showers mainly well off to the north and west.
many traveling out and about finishing up the holiday shopping, and of course we get christmas eve on thursday and the day to follow, the big holiday in weather will not get in the way in terms of ice or snow. that's the good news. bad news, of course, ski areas could really use the cold air and some natural snow. but not in the cards the next few days. a warm start to winter, it arrives at 11:49 tonight, the first full day tomorrow will feature 40 to 45-degree temperatures. slightly milder wednesday and look at that for thursday, some areas over 60. two shots of rain after tonight. notice the rain showers mixed with a little snow up north beginning to move out. most of what you see will dry up in time, so about a 20% shot of a brief shower anywhere in the state from about 7:00 or 8:00 this evening through midnight. after that it begins to dry out more so, so partly to mostly cloudy during the overnight into early tomorrow morning before another system brings wet weather our way mid to late morning tomorrow.
30's in plymouth. the cool air trapped in some of the low lying areas in central parts of new hampshire. then we get into the 40's and even near 50-degree temperatures manchester through nashua, over towards the coast. notice in the coming hours, keep in mind that the average high temperature 33 degrees. during the overnight dropping back into the low to mid 30's, that's it. so we start off mild, we don't see a big temperature climb tomorrow because of clouds and some wet weather. but then all of this record type warmth back around st. louis begins to approach late wednesday night and will be right overhead for christmas eve day and christmas eve itself thursday and thursday night. so again fairly dry weather later on tonight, early tomorrow morning, then moisture gathering in the deep south will rotate on in here for the mid morning into the afternoon tomorrow. so a wed period of weather then, rain. due to the clouds, a light wind on shore and that wet weather, a little cooler than today in southern new hampshire. but slightly milder, near 40 in
beyond that, temperatures begin to climb a little more so wednesday and in a big way on thursday.
here's a look at sky cast over manchester for tonight, skies becoming mostly to partly cloudy. a little filtered sun early tomorrow morning, but then here comes the rain showers from mid morning right through the afternoon. and highs around 45 or 46 degrees. that's nothing compared to the temperatures beyond that. we're near 50 on wednesday, we get to thursday, notice the temperatures, the record high at 57, we are going to shatter some records there. by christmas day itself we cool down but stay near record highs and much cooler likely sometime later sunday or monday of next week. tom: something else. thank you. portsmouth harbor events with a benefit for employees tonight. jennifer: the restaurant was heavily damaged when a fire started on the first floor. the benefit is from 7:00 to 9:00 this evening, the community
dollars for affected employees. >> the red sox announced today the club will retire wade boggs' uniform number, 26, on may 26 of 2016. the hall of famer was an eight-time all-star and during his 11 seasons he led all major leaguers in batting average, hits, doubles and on base percentage. he also won five batting titles in boston, earned six silver slugger awards and recorded at
least 200 hits in a franchise record seven different seasons of patriots have signed running back steven jackson, the announcement on twitter this afternoon. he was released by the falcons in the off season and rushed for more than 11,000 yards in parts of 11 seasons in the league. and the celtics look to snap a three-game losing streak tonight, they face the minnesota timberwolves at home. boston coming off a 109-101 loss
game time at the garden is 7:30. tom: thank you. think about the biggest gift you'll ever receive this year one group can beat that. jennifer: up next, who is hoping to give away a mountain this christmas. tom: then at 6:00 tonight, authorities determine a threat to nashua schools is no longer credible, and students will be back tomorrow. how the district is defending its decision to cancel classes today. jennifer: plus an order for the governor will mean that a life
be muc people are working harder than ever, but the everyday cost of perscriptions, child care, or be a stretch for too many families. hillary's plan: raise the get equal pay for women, cut and new incentives for business to share profits with employees instead of just rewarding ceos. those at the top are doing just it's your family that needs a raise.
tom: that's the star wars theme on the pipe organ at a church in germany. they had had a star wars themed service this weekend, close to 500 attended, more than twice the usual number. the pastor discussed the spiritual themes in star wars from christianity and other religions. a lot of people will see the star wars movie this week, and then come home to rooms decorated with christmas trees. jennifer: for this holiday week we've pulled some fun facts on christmas trees. 77% of u.s. homes will display a tree this year. that adds up to more than
just 19% of those will be real trees. the other 81% are artificial. most people with fake trees have more than one. and we have all these fun facts on wmur.com. you can see how the cost of your tree compares to the average buyer. and hundreds of families lined up in manchester for the salvation army's annual toy shop. the salvation army is able to put it together for families in need all thanks to the santa fund. >> i think it's very warm, it's a place where a lot of families come to get toys for christmas. jennifer: the captain says that 1200 families took part, which means about 3,000 kids will be able to get presents this christmas. and it is a big operation. more than 200 volunteers turn out to help out with the toy shop. so how's this for holiday spirit.
working to give their neighbor is a mountain for christmas. tom: since finland has no high mountains of its own, there's a campaign in norway to give over part of control to a mountain on the border. the head of norway's mapping idea. can you imagine? i want a mountain for christmas. jennifer: for you, we'll get you a mountain. but i don't think i know of anybody ever who has asked for a mountain, and they might just get that. how do you wrap a mountain. tom: put a big bow on it.
manchester, closing businesses right before the holiday. how crews are working to finish repairs. mike: up to 50 degrees in spots out there today, but higher temperatures arrive before the week is over. when we could see record warmth moving in. tom: a state investigation is under way in the liberty utilities after a problem prompted carbon monoxide warnings in keene and hundreds of calls to police. >> no one covers new hampshire like we do. now wmur news 9 at 6:00. tom: we are following that breaking news tonight at 6:00. classes will resume in nashua tomorrow after being closed today because of a threat against the public high schools. good evening, new hampshire, i'm tom griffith. jennifer: and i'm jennifer vaughn. the threat came in through e-mail, but officials now say they are confident the schools are safe for students to return. heather hamel is live in nashua with the latest on this investigation. reporter: the nashua police