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sean: now on daybreak, police say a crime spree that started in new hampshire and did in florida with one man dead and another behind bars. dozens of animals have been rescued from a property in sandown. officials need your help to provide the necessary care. josh: it is already a warm morning and we already --are already just getting started. sean: several people are dead after severe storms and tornadoes down south. search efforts continued long into the night area -- night.
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now, wmur news 9 daybreak. sean: it is going to be hard to believe that it is christmas eve on this thursday, december 24. good morning, everybody. i' m sean mcdonald. you called it july weather before. josh: it is july in christmas. pretty strange stuff out there. you may as well get outside and enjoy it. tomorrow, too, by the way. temperatures will be above average the next couple days. here is a look at rainy colebrook. the rain has been around the entire state overnight. it may have woken you up with heavy downpours. most of it has pulled away. as we pull away, you see there is a chance for a few more passing showers today. otherwise, we will see clouds and brightening skies and breaks of sun later today.
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the record in concord today is 57 degrees from way back in 1871. we will shatter that by at least 10 degrees. portsmouth shattering a record by 15-20 degrees. we will talk about how much warmer it will be on christmas day, as well. let' s take a look at your morning drive in the granite state. for a look at that, we' re joined live by deb davidson. fog and wet roadways to deal with. deb: exactly, josh. allow some extra time as you are heading out for that. some wet roads and fog. traffic is up to speed and moving well. hardly anyone is on the road. it is a great time to start holiday travel. on the southbound side of 293, detours are in place at the exit 4 en route.
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is a hands-free state. if you are visiting us, please keep that in mind. this report is being brought to you by peters honda, nissan, and kia of nashua. i' m deb davidson for 95.7 wzid. sean: thanks. topping our news, police say one new hampshire man is dead and another behind bars after a crime spree that started in the granite state earlier this month and just ended in florida. ray brewer joins us live from deerfield where police say derek kelley drags a police officer with his truck while michael hilber was in the passenger seat. good morning. ray: good morning. that incident happened back on december 2, when derek kelley took off in the pickup truck, dragging that officer for about 20 feet into oncoming traffic. police say in the passenger seat at that time was michael hilber of rochester.
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involved with at least two armed robberies. on tuesday, police in hernando county, florida say michael hilber robbed a dollar general the getaway vehicle. >> a blue chevy truck. when i was in the truck with them. process. mistake by coming to hernando county. ray: police shot and killed michael hilber after he ran into the woods after allegedly threatening officers. derek kelley was caught yesterday morning and is being held without bond. he faces charges in florida and several in new hampshire. sean: ray, thanks. a man is in the hospital after he was struck by a van well
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he was wearing dark clothing and walking close to the white line on lowell road. the trauma team was activated at the hospital, but police say the man was conscious when he was taken away in an ambulance. a former nursing assistant is now facing criminal charges amid accusations that he sexually assaulted an elderly patient. timothy morrissey worked at belair nursing home in goffstown. a grand jury has indicted him on charges for allegedly assaulting a 79-year-old resident with dementia. his license has been permanently revoked. man wanted in connection with half a dozen robberies. 31-year-old matthew martin dangerous. the most recent case was an armed robbery at a credit union in ludlow, vermon. >> he' s armed, he'
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where his mind is that, we don' t know. people can do strange things when they are pushed to the edge. sean: he is also accused of earlier this month. police and the new hampshire three dozen animals from a property in sandown as part of a suspected animal cruelty case, including four horses, six bird. officials say all the animals are recovering from prolonged neglect. >> i' m hoping that they settle in. i' m hoping that they get a clear bill of health and can be ready for adoption soon and the others that need to be rehabilitated can have weight put back on them and will be cared for over the next couple of months. sean: the spca says the sheer
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services along with some specialized that care -- vet care that will be needed. they' re are asking for donations. a hebron woman is accused of stealing more than $100,000 from the state liquor commission. dorothy champagne has been indicted on 36 theft charges. she was an employee when the alleged crimes took place. they say she diverted commission funds to a personal account. two rochester men are due in court today to face charges in connection with several burglaries. when police arrested zachary sutton and joshua day, they found several items reported stolen earlier this month. investigators say more charges are possible. search efforts continued through the night after a deadly storm system swept across parts of the south. at least six people are dead and several tornadoes have been
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the cleanup could take a while. kenneth: caught on camera overnight -- >> i think that is a tornado brewing up. kenneth: the strong line of powerful and deadly storms. indiana, iowa, mississippi, and tennessee survived nearly two dozen confirmed twisters that left eight people dead and 40 injured. >> i can' t stick around here. kenneth: in northern mississippi, a seven-year old boy was among the dead. drivers were caught on the roads. >> go. >> there is a tornado in front of us. >> settle down. kenneth: in tennessee, the work to clear vital roads began overnight after strong winds the of calls around and destroyed homes.
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the roads were a snowy mess in utah. 80 mile-per-hour wind gusts in mojave, california toppled tractor-trailers on the freeway. >> it is scary. kenneth: big rigs were banned from the california highways until the winds died down. residents are picking up the pieces on this christmas eve. abc news, washington. sean: we will continue to watch that story. still to come, celebrating christmas in their traditional way. we will check out a live nativity scene in bedford. generosity on display. one of santa' s helpers handed out hundreds of gifts in massachusetts with reindeer leading the way. in the next half hour, the state department of corrections banned inmates from receiving greeting
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the spirit of christmas was also on full display in wakefield, massachusetts last night. local residents have staged this santa run every year since 1991. one man plays the role of santa and others play reindeer and pull him around to deliver presents to children. >> it is the best part of christmas. >> we will be down a street where it is quiet, the music is playing, and you will see a little kid in the window who looks out and it makes the night. sean: the effort is anonymous. they covered five miles last night and provided half a dozen gifts to each child. each one was bought specifically for that child. how cool is that? right now, it is 6:13. great news for fans of the beatles out there. you might notice some changes the next time you fly. what tsa screeners can now
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sean: a jewelry store in florida has a unique and controversial offer. customers who bought from a selection of jewelry can also get a free shotgun, as long as they pass a federal background check. the store runs the promotion on christmas and valentine' s day and says it is so popular this year that they had to order more shotguns. christmas arrived a day early for fans of the beatles. as of midnight this morning, their songs are available on nine different music streaming services including spotify, apple music, and google play. the group was a digital hold out for a long time, sticking
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records, tapes, and cds before moving to itunes in 2010. traveling for the holidays. there is a change you should know about. tsa screeners can require anyone to go through body scanners even if they want to opt out. until now, passengers could instead. they say the scanner improves and nonmetallic items that a patdown might miss. we are taking a live look at the departure board. almost everything is on time. a little delay to philadelphia. the weather is not a huge factor this year. it has been unusually warm. josh: typically, this time of year, we are dealing with icy runways or snow. this morning, we are just wet. sean: rainey. josh: exactly.
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warmer air is streaming in from the south. temperatures have steadily pushed upwards or held steady all night long. they will continue to move up much more rapidly as we get going on this day, as well. the visibility is a little better than it was. still some areas, four miles visibility in concord. only a mile visibility in manchester. three miles at the seacoast area. keep that in mind as you are driving around this morning. you may run in and out of localized areas of fog and some missed and drizzle and sprinkles in some locations. most of the rain has pulled away . heavier downpours were around overnight. that batch has now since moved on, almost pulling out of maine at the moment. there are some more showers that will be approaching.
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they may hold together just enough so you could have a passing shower or two later today. the general trend will be for gradual improvement. the clouds will thin and we will see brightening skies and pees ks afternoon. this air mass is so warm that it moves in and pushes those temperatures up to record levels we see. you do see cooler weather off to our west and that will move in over the weekend and into next week. the next couple of days, unseasonably mild. here is today through midday. plenty of clouds. peeks of sunshine developing this afternoon.
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temperatures in the 50' s tomorrow. on saturday, the clouds takeover in scattered showers. here is a look at what it will be like today. we are starting off with temperatures in the 40' s. we get into the midday hours and you are starting to notice the thinning clouds. breaks of sunshine in the afternoon. tonight, clearing skies will be around. high temperatures, 60 to 70 degrees. gradually cooling off over the weekend. sean: you don' t have to wait until spring to play with your christmas gifts. let' s check our top stories. we start with ray brewer. ray: police in florida have killed one new hampshire man and captured another, bringing an
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started in deerfield in december 2. derek kelley took off, dragging an officer. in the truck was 29-year-old michael hilber of rochester. the pair is believed to be involved in two armed robberies in florida. michael hilber committed another armed robbery. the pair fled into the woods. hilber allegedly threatened officers. he was shot and killed. derek kelley was taken into custody. sean: a nashua man was taken into custody -- to the hospital after being hit by a car in hudson. police say the new hampshire spca have removed three dozen animals from a property in sandown as part of a suspected animal cruelty case. officials say they are all recovering from prolonged neglect.
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a higher minimum wage, lower taxes for the middle class. she gets the job done for us. i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message. josh: welcome back. here is a look at portsmouth. 47 degrees. a beautifully lighted memorial bridge. sean: holiday-appropriate lighting out there. a little girl in new jersey found herself in a little bit of a christmas emergency. >> isabela apologizes. she touched her elf on the shelf. she won' t call 911 again. sean: seven-year-old isabella accidentally knocked her elf off the shelf. touching the elf means the christmas magic would go away and santa would not come. josh: police showed up and
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in fact, they escorted him to her for a personal visit. sean: how nice. they made things right. don' t call 911 and don' t touch the elf. [laughter] sean: coming up, police in enfield are making friends these days. plus, parallel parking must have been quite a challenge. a teen in wisconsin took her driver'
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>> no one covers new hampshire like we do. now, wmur news 9 daybreak. sean: so, here' s the deal. it is christmas eve. it does not feel like it. we have record-setting temperatures on the way. first, let' s get to our top stories. one new hampshire man is dead and another is behind bars following a police chase in florida. the men were wanted. the american civil liberties union has filed a lawsuit against the state department of corrections after it banned inmates from receiving greeting cards and handmade drawings. henniker police are investigating a deadly crash. we will have more on those stories in a moment.
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josh: right now, it is so warm out there at this moment. normally, we would be dealing with slick roadways. but it is well above freezing right now. the rain that fell heavily overnight is just creating wet roadways and that is it. gradually improving the sky conditions and the temperatures from the south pushing in and turning 40' s into 50' s and 60' s for today. we will see a spot or two that could maybe hit 70 or get very close to it. the highest we have ever gotten in the history of concord is 57. sean: we will shatter that. the record. sean: chance of a white [laughter] sean: let' s check out the roads.
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josh: for a look at the morning drive in the granite state, we s deb davidson merry christmas. deb: merry christmas to you both, as well. are incident-free. the only thing you need to watch the wet roadways. if you are headed to the airport, all roads are completely up to speed and moving well, as are all major roads into and around boston. merry christmas, everyone. this report is being brought to you by peters honda, nissan, and kia of nashua. from the wzid traffic network, i' m deb davidson for 95.7 wzid. sean: thanks. a new hampshire man accused of dragging a deerfield police officer with a truck is waking up behind bars in florida. derek kelley of strafford was arrested following a police chase. his passenger, michael hilber,
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they had gone on a crime spree that started in new hampshire. ray brewer joins us live in deerfield. ray: good morning. it all ended with a massive manhunt in central florida that involved police, helicopters, and bloodhounds. when it was all done, when new hampshire man had been shot and killed and the other was in custody. on december 2, deerfield police pulled over a truck driven by derek kelley of strafford with 29-year-old michael hilber of rochester writing in the front seat -- riding in the front seat. an officer tried to arrest them on outstanding warrants. deerfield police filed charges against kelley for dragging the officer with the car. the men fled to florida and continued committing crimes. >> i need to report a robbery.
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ray: the hernando county sheriff' s office says hilber rob a dollar general store at gunpoint. customers went after the pair and called 911. >> he is following the people. ray: one of the customers blocked the entrance to the highway and try to pull the keys out of the truck' s ignition. kelley drove off, dragging the man before he let go. a wooded area. hilber allegedly threatened police with a weapon and was shot and killed. derek kelley kept running, prompting a massive manhunt. >> i went home and told my daughter and her husband and they got the guns out and we locked all the doors and turned on all the lights outside. ray: after a 24-hour search,
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>> he was tired from hiding and being on the run. ray: police believe the men also played a role in an armed robbery at a subway in sarasota, florida. >> armed robbery seems like he stepped it up. whether or not they had the firearms in the vehicle when they ran from us, we are not sure. ray: derek kelley is currently being held without bond on a charge of robbery with a weapon. reporting live, ray brewer. sean: thanks. the aclu of new hampshire is suing the state department of corrections over it ban on inmates receiving greeting cards and handmade drawings. they say it violates constitutional rights and hurts inmates and their families. some of the cards were being used to smuggle drugs into the prison.
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trying to keep contraband out is a major priority on a daily basis. whatever methods we can use, we will take those steps. >> inmates and family members communicate. not only is that a first amendment right, but it is good for rehabilitation. sean: the aclu filed a lawsuit on behalf of an inmate who filed -- received a card from his son that had drawings. a derry woman is facing charges after she crashed her check -- truck into a porch. police say 27-year-old lindsey simon hit a fence, went down an embankment, and then slammed into a deck. firefighters say the house did sustained structural damage. the people inside the home were not hurt.
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charges, including dwi. henniker police say speed and the use of an electronic device may have been factors in a deadly crash on route 114. a car crossed the centerline and slammed head-on into the truck. the driver of the car was ejected and pronounced dead at the hospital. police in vermont say a man from swanzey led them on a chase into new hampshire. police followed the pickup truck and pursued it into claremont. joseph romano would not stop, even after spike strips flattened one of his tires. he faces charges in both states. a franklin woman accused of setting her former home on fire has been indicted by a grand jury. amber cowan is charged with arson in connection with this fire that was intentionally set back in september.
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notice just before the fire. a neighbor says he saw her walking tour the house with a gas can. a man convicted in the stabbing death of a madbury teen has been sentenced to life in prison without parole. 19-year-old tristan wolusky was found guilty of murdering 18-year-old aaron wilkinson in june 2014. during his sentencing, he denied he committed the crime. this defense team contends that two other men are the real killers. wilkinson' s father said the family welcomes the end of this part of the process. >> happy it is over with and moving forward -- we talked a little bit about the appeal process, so that is on the horizon. hopefully, we can put this behind us and move forward. sean: the defense team says there will be an appeal filed within 30 days. tristan wolusky was also ordered
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restitution for funeral and future counseling cost. if you are planning to pass through enfield come you could get some cash. police officers have been handing out when hundred dollar bills instead of tickets. an anonymous businessman donated $5,000 for officers to hand out to the community after seeing something similar in another state. coming up, taking a driving test can be nerve-racking. one teen added to the stress by deciding to drive an rv for her exam. santa and his reindeer are making their way across the world. we will let you know where they are this morning. josh: with the temperatures we are seeing today and tonight, santa may be able to shed a little bit of the outer garments. temperatures make it into the 60' s today.
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josh: good morning. welcome back. 47 warm degrees in manchester. most of the rain is done. a few scattered sprinkles are
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we will see improved skies. the skies will brighten. there is the big story. 60-70 degrees for eyes today. it will still be mild tomorrow. we will talk about your christmas forecast in a few minutes. sean: we are following a developing story out of saudi arabia. at least 25 people were killed and more than 100 were injured after a fire broke out at a hospital. the cause is not been determined. the man accused of killing three people last month at a planned parenthood in colorado says he wants to fire his defense team. 57-year-old robert dear told a judge he wants to represent his -- himself. dear questioned how he could trust his attorney after he competent to stand trial. a shopping trip turned into a nightmare for a mother in texas after an armed robber kidnapped
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amy says she was putting her bags in her car when a man with a gun shoved her into the passenger side, got in, and tried to drive away. she told the man she had five sons and pleaded with him not to kill her. he drove her to an atm and forced her to withdraw some cash. he took her back to some store -- to the store where she was kidnapped and that is when she did something unusual. >> he got out of the car and i said, wait a second. he wanted to be fast. i gave him a hug. i said, thank you. i said, my boys thank you. i just hope that i made an impact on him. sean: gave him a hug. maybe it did. caught. many people will be traveling today. here is a live look at i-93 in
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is expected to be one of the busiest on record. know. nikole: aaa says that for the first time ever, more than one million people -- 100 million people will travel over the holidays. prices at the pub plummeted below $2 for the first time in more than six years. of town this year. gas. americans are probably saving about $150 million so far this year compared to -- $115 million this year compared to 2015. sean: turning now to sports, the boston celtics took on the hornets in charlotte last night. isaiah thomas hit a three-pointer to put the celtics
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the celtics went on to win. in foxborough, the patriots are gearing up for their game at the new york jets on sunday afternoon. stephen jackson was on the practice field for the first time. the former all-pro running back is now in a patriots uniform. he has not yet played in the nfl this season. he should give a much-needed boost to the patriots offense come sunday. he said signing with the pats for him. we will see how it goes. gillette stadium has never looked quite like this. the home of the patriots is rink. the boston bruins will play the montreal canadiens outdoors at fenway park has previously hosted the outdoor classic. check out this video. a drone crashed onto a ski slope in italy during a race nearly
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the drone was carrying a tv camera. wow. it was close to that skier. yikes. a teen in wisconsin took on the challenge of taking her driving test in a 31 foot long rv. 16-year-old alexa horkan says her father put her up to it. at first, he did not think she would do it. on the day of her test, she climbed behind the wheel. >> i just had the mindset of -- it' s one time and then i will either make the memory and if i fail, i will come back ad try again. t see any damage yet. s license. she credits a lot of practice and not having to parallel park that big boy. [laughter] sean: a dj in austria is being punished after playing the same
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he barricaded himself inside the studio with a wooden stick and then played "last christmas" by he only stopped after his else. the station' s chief said the dj will now have to work christmas and new year' s eve because of it is a good song. josh: if you want to be george michael. [laughter] josh: you are the more talented one. sean: that will never happen. josh: he used a stick. sean: they couldn' t get in. josh: high-tech security. [laughter] sean: that is a lot of "last christmas." josh: the temperatures -- we are sticking to the 40' s as those temperatures last night were in the 40' s around this same level.
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during the overnight hours. we are way above average right now. imagine what it will be like a little bit later on today when the temperatures are up in the 50' s and the 60' s. there is a look at your visibility around the region. there are some areas of lower visibility because of some fog. if you are going to be out driving around, let me give you a good look at that' s a you can see. the visibility is lower at the seacoast. some of the valleys, a little bit of fog. keep that in mind as you drive around. concord, the average high for today, 34 degrees. already, we are at 47. it is 44 in concord right now. normally, temperatures like this would be way above average.
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and shatter it by at least 9-10 degrees in concord. that is giving you an idea of what is to come. all of the heavy rain falling away through maine and up into the canadian maritimes. left over, clouds, fog, maybe some drizzle, still the chance of a leftover shower later today. for the most part, the general trend will be to gradually scour the sky from the clouds and we will see them thin a little bit and we will see brakes of sunshine developing -- breaks of sunshine developing. the temperature will be going crazy. the cooler weather over the weekend and into next week pulls in and there is a chance for some snow next week. let' s take futurecast and show you. you can still see a passing sprinkle or shower. late morning into early
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peeks -- and peeks of sunshine for the afternoon. still mild for tomorrow, as well. it will not be quite as mild. temperatures will be in the 50' s. the highs will be between 65 and 70 degrees. lower to mid 60' s in northern parts of the granite state. the higher temperatures stay even until the evening. for tomorrow, highs will be in the mid-50' s. some areas are in the upper 50' s. we slowly cool down this weekend. a cold and windy one on monday. we may snow for a little while on tuesday, especially in northern new hampshire. there is a chance. i' m saying there' s a chance. sean: there is a possibility of snow in the forecast.
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north pole overnight and are traveling around the world delivering presents. right now, his sleigh is making stops around new zealand. he has a busy night. you can follow his night by heading to boston dynamic is wishing people and merry christmas in a special way. the company develops technology for the u.s. military and posted this picture of robotic reindeer on youtube. the high-tech reindeer are called spot bots. [laughter] sean: are they arms, as well? [laughter] sean: incredible technology. it scares me a little bit. still to come, a final check on
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sean: updating our top stories. one new hampshire man is dead and another behind bars following a police chase in florida.
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the two men began back here on december 2 in deerfield. an officer tried to pull over a pickup truck with derek kelley and michael hilber inside. investigators say the men fled to florida, where it is believed they were involved with several armed robberies. police in hernando county, florida say michael hilber robbed a dollar general well derek kelley drove the getaway vehicle. a manhunt followed and ended up with michael hilber shot and killed by police. sean: a woman is facing charges after police say she crashed her truck into a porch in derry. the house did sustain structural damage. a 25-year-old nashua man is in the hospital after being struck by a van while walking along the road in hudson. he was walking close to the white line and wearing dark clothing. the driver did not see him. josh: a look right there at the wet roadways at the seacoast and everywhere else around the
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the temperatures heading up well into the 60' s. a beautiful christmas day. wear shorts. josh: absolutely. sean: next, christmas maybe some time to get holiday they will tell you about last-minute gift deals. an iphone for just a dollar. have a safe and happy christmas. national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy.
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