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>> right now at 11:00 -- an investigation into a house fire in alexandria where a baby was fatally injured just two months ago. >> just leads us to believe that further investigation is needed, that it may be related. >> the fire chief calling the fire suspicious after flames destroyed the home. hayley: sunshine and a few snow showers to wrap up the holiday weekend then a bitter blast of cold air. how low the temperatures get. jean: a boy is in the hospital after a skiing accident at ragged mountain. a father was riding the chair lift when one of his sons fell off. and the powerball jackpot tonight is one of the largest in the games history. drawn and we' ll reveal the
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>> no one covers new hampshire like we do. now, wmur news 9 at night. jean: an investigation is underway into the cause of a suspicious house fire in alexandria. it' s the same home where an 11 month old boy suffered fatal injuries in november. good evening. thanks for joining us. i' m jean mackin. the state fire marshal' s office was at the scene today. wmur' s mike cronin joins us live with why the fire chief is calling this fire suspicious. mike: no one was home at the time of the fire and the alexandria fire chief believes the house has been empty for about a month. saturday morning investigators returned to the house on fowler river road in alexandria that was destroyed in a fire friday night. >> i didn' t see too many flames but there was a lot of smoke and i was concerned. >> we refused to put anybody into the building so it was all an exterior attack for us. reporter: the fire chief believes it' s suspicious. in november 11 month old shawn sylvester was critically hurt at this home. he later died.
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blunt impact head trauma. his death was ruled a homicide but no arrests have been made. 29-year-old tommy page who was living in the home at the time of the incident is in custody , accused of possessing child sexual abuse images. for now, the state fire marshal' s office isn' t calling the fire suspicious. >> we treat any fire that we get called to the same. we' ll do a very thorough investigation regardless of any circumstances. mike the cause is under : investigation. >> we' our efforts on the first floor we' re looking at the first floor of the residence right now. mike news 9 spoke to sylvester' s : grandfather. he says the fire makes the situation more difficult to deal with while they wait for justice it' s a message echoed by one woman who lives across the street from the home. >> i just wish we had more information as a community. it would help me to feel like things are, it seems like things are under control but it just i' m a curious person. mike: investigators say it' s
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anyone with information on the fire is asked to call the state fire marshal' s office or alexandria police. live in the studio, mark cronin, wmur news 9. jean: firefighters put out a house fire in wolfeboro this evening. the fire started just after 6:00 p.m. on center street. crews say the fire started in the basement and a woman made it safely out of the house before they arrived. the fire department says it appears the fire was sparked by a propane-fired water heater. most of the damage was confined to the basement. a boy was hospitalized today after falling off a chair lift at ragged mountain. just before the mountain says a 3:30 p.m., father and his two sons were riding the lift together. they were about halfway up the mountain when one of the boys fell off. initially a medical helicopter was dispatched, but it was called off before it got there. the boy was taken to the hospital by ambulance for further observation. the circumstances surrounding
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nature of his injuries are not yet released. rochester police are warning of an officer impersonator. the department says someone approached two juveniles walking on hanson street in a crown victoria with flashing lights. the man told the pair it was illegal to carry a baseball bat and took it from them. he was last seen driving north on wakefield street. the suspect is described as wearing a uniform with one arm patch and a badge. anyone with information should contact police. two people were taken to the hospital after a crash in goffstown. officers say to pick up trucks collided when one crossed the centerline, striking the second truck. both drivers were injured. right now, it is unclear what caused the crash. well a few snow flurries are , moving across the state right now. you' re taking a live look in colebrook where it'
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30 degrees and you can see the snow is falling. hailey tells us how cold it will get tonight. hailey: the cold air is coming down from canada. we are getting snow showers and flurries in the higher elevations and to the north because of the cold air meeting up with the higher terrain. you can also see heavier snow showers back to southern quebec and southern portions of ottawa. that' s an arctic cold front that will come through tomorrow. then the bottom falls out and temperatures on monday will for highs. now. not that cold or frigid oven night. most of us are in the 20' s. we will go into the 30' s tomorrow -- not that cold or frigid overnight.
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s tomorrow. we will show you the full forecast in a few minutes. jean: and you can stay up to date with the latest forecast and radar by using our wmur storm watch weather app, available for both apple and android devices. two commitment coverage now, candidate bernie sanders stopped in massachusetts today. earlier today the vermont senator spoke at a rally at . sanders spoke to a crowd outside as well. senator sanders called out his republican opponents saying they' re not looking at the economy' s progress. bernie sanders: they all seem to have forgotten where we were 7 years ago. but we have not forgotten. we remember 800,000 jobs a month being lost. we remember a $1.4 trillion deficit being created. jean: bernie sanders also spoke
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today. he' ll be heading to the granite state tomorrow with events planned in londonderry, plaistow and newmarket. fellow democrat, former secretary of state hillary clinton will also in the new hampshire tomorrow. she has town halls in derry, concord and keene. republican presidential candidate, new jersey governor chris christie will open his salem office and attend a town hall in merrimack tomorrow. and fellow republican marco rubio will hold events in milford, atkinson, raymond and hampton. a new state program can help you quit smoking. the new hampshire department of health and human services is offering free nicotine replacement therapy to residents who want to quit smoking or chewing tobacco. it' s part of a statewide campaign called tips from former smokers. residents must be at least 18 and willing to participate in free telephone counseling. you can register online or by calling the new hampshire tobacco helpline at the bottom of your screen. gas prices here in new hampshire
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the 2 dollar mark. and aaa predicts you' ll pay even less at the pump this year. it estimates that the average price for a gallon of regular will be between $2.25, and $2.45 this year. last year, the average price was $2.40. aaa also projects the national average could drop another $10 -- another $.10 in the coming weeks. veterans cemetery in boscawen will honor america' s first force. they were called the marine raiders. one of the last surviving raiders lives here in new leave behind a lasting tribute. 95-year-old harold sheffield of bristol was a member of the marine raiders. he says he wanted to honor the raiders because the elite group lost so many men. >> it means a lot to me because you' re apt to forget things we all do. the kids in school, you ask them
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war two, some of them don' t even know who the enemy was. jean: harold hopes hold a dedication ceremony for the monument in the spring. the powerball jackpot is up to $334 million, the 12th largest in the game' s history. no one won the jackpot on wednesday, rolling it over. the cash prize for the winner is bunny' s supperette in manchester $205 million. was packed with people today buying tickets. and here are the winning numbers. good luck to everyone. many ski areas are thankful for the snow this week. people hit the slopes at pats peak today. they have 28 trails and 11 lifts
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and every saturday night from 3 -- 3:00 to 10:00, they have a discounted rate of $49. but not all local ski areas are ready to open yet. manchester' s mcintyre ski area pushed back it ski lessons by a week. mcintyre hoped to open by the end of this week but announced yesterday that conditions still aren' t right. it has set a tentative opening date of january 8. boston globe employees will hand deliver papers tomorrow morning. more than 100 reporters and editors have volunteered to personally deliver the paper to frustrated readers who haven' t seen a paper on their door step for a week. globe executives say they hoped switching to a new delivery company would improve service but admit the transition got off to a rocky start. the volunteer delivery teams will hit the streets at midnight and 4:00 a.m. to deliver all those papers. coming up on newsnine tonight at 11:00 a house in oklahoma , explodes, seriously damaging an entire neighborhood. we will tell you why the fire department says it could have
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and the flooding in missouri declared a federal emergency disaster today. hundreds of people losing their homes to high water. the efforts to help them rebuild. >> tracking some snow showers across the area this evening. we will get some tomorrow as well. as the cold really settles in, i will show you the hour by hour forecast coming up. jean: and now, our u-local hot shots. the sun was shining bright as some clouds lifted away this morning over lake winnipesaukee in moultonborough. beautiful. you can submit your pictures and
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jean: a connecticut man is in jail accused of having weapons in his car just outside of gillette stadium including a stun gun and a machete . just hours before yesterday' s winter classic in foxborough, police received a report of a suspicious man. they say 48-year-old matthew bromson was intoxicated and threatened three people in an off site employee parking lot. bromson is facing several charges including disorderly conduct and assault with a dangerous weapon. the execution of 47 prisoners in saudi arabia sparked protests in iran today. protesters stormed the saudi embassy in tehran upset over the
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cleric. he was one of the leaders of saudi arabia' s shiite muslim minority. he was arrested and convicted for his role in protests that turned violent. he maintained that he never israeli police are still searching for the gunman who till -- who killed two people at a tel aviv bar on new year' s day. police are investigating possible motives in the shooting that also wounded several other people. the attack comes amid months of palestinian and israeli attacks. a memorial has been set up outside the bar to remember the victims. a house exploded in oklahoma early this morning and the explosion damaged at least 50 other homes and sent 3 people to the hospital. a natural gas crew was working on the home when a fire started near a gas meter and caused the explosion. a man inside the home was thrown
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burns. >> this could have been a much worse situation with an explosion of this magnitude with only 3 people being transported with only minor injuries is actually a good thing. jean: people who live in the area say they could hear the explosion miles away. as you can see the home is a total loss. today, president obama signed a federal emergency disaster declaration for the state of missouri. this action will allow homeland security and fema to coordinate disaster relief efforts. missouri governor jay nixon made the request after touring areas devastated by floodwaters earlier today. abc' s richard cantu shows us the extent of the flooding. richard: from the sky, the breadth and the depth of this disaster are painfully clear. the mississippi river crested at a new high, sending its water directions. from missouri down to louisiana, rivers are rising, floodwaters
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path. >> they are in shock because its 1993, i think. richard: desperate measures failed to hold the water at bay. >> they go to work in the morning, everything' s fine, and they come home 8 hours later and we had water rise 4 feet. richard: the floods have claimed hundreds of homes, and at least 24 lives. >> the vast majority of deaths are people that drove into water in suburban st. louis, matt -- st. louis. richard: matt kraichley told abc' s indra petersons he could only watch helplessly as the rising waters battered his house
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dismantling it to driftwood. jean: the red cross has opened emergency centers across missouri to assist people affected by flooding. the red cross is bringing supplies like bleach, towels and mops to help clean up when floodwaters recede. and volunteers from across the country are helping with recovery efforts. and dunkin donuts is once again teaming up with the american red cross of northern new england for the month of january. today a blood drive was held at the presentation of mary academy in hudson, collecting nearly 150 pints of plasma. the red cross hopes to raise awareness about the importance of giving blood around the holidays, because this is the slowest time of year for donations. >> and now, meteorologist haley mccourt and your storm watch nine forecast. >> good evening, everyone. we had some sunshine today and then the clouds filled in. you can see thicker cloud cover
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in derry, a quiet evening, with temperatures hovering in the 30' s at the moment. 34 in manchester, 33 in nashua, 34 in concord, 32 in laconia. it can be much colder than this in january during the overnight hours, especially with snow on the ground in southern areas. 30 in jaffrey, 34 in keene, 33 in lebanon. here is the situation. we have much colder air on the way. it is going to be coming from north of the great lakes in the northern portions of canada. this is going to be a shock to the system as we go through the next couple of days. we will have a big shift in our weather pattern. the jet stream, a river of air way above our heads that divides cold and warm air, has recently been to the north of us. as we push forward tomorrow, and arctic front is going to slide through.
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the south and allow cold air to seep down from canada. we will experience some of the coldest air we have had all season long so far. the average high for january is 32 degrees. tomorrow, we will be a few degrees above that. then, the bottom falls out, and look at how cold it will be monday and tuesday. 20' s across southern and central new hampshire. think of areas to the north, where it is traditionally a bit colder. many of you will have high temperatures only in the low to mid teens. factor in that the winds are going to get going monday and tuesday, so it is going to feel like single digits almost all day long. the good news is, if you like the warm air we had been seeing, you will see it again quickly. we start to warm up midweek and late week as well.
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at the moment, it is higher elevation snow showers, but you see thicker cloud cover moving through. north and west, some heftier snow showers. that' s the arctic cold front that' s going to swing through tomorrow. it will bring in colder air, and a threat of snow showers and snow squalls. some of those can quickly reduce visibility. the quick coating on the roadway can be difficult to see through. tomorrow. you can see we are mostly sunny, especially up north. in the afternoon and evening, there will be some snow showers that make it through, especially in the mountainous areas and dark. monday, we are back to full sunshine, but man, is it going the single digits.
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chile, temperatures in the 20' s. then you see for tomorrow, we have temperatures in the 30' s after starting out in the 20' s in a few spots. we will warm up pretty quickly into the 30' s with mostly cloudy skies and a few scattered snow showers. then the cold moves on in monday and tuesday with highs in the 20' s. and look at that, lows in the single digits if not below zero. next weekend. a quiet week. until then, it will be very quiet this week.
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jason: some cordes: most nurses are tough. they're problem-solvers. they like making things better. people don't have access to healthcare because they just can't afford it. bernie sanders understands how pharmaceutical companies
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are ripping us off. bernie tells the truth, and he's been consistent. he understands that the system is rigged, and he's the only one who can bring real change. i'm bernie sanders,
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>> now, jason king and news nine sports. jason: after winning four in a row, the celtics have now lost two straight, the latest setback came this afternoon against the nets, boston entered the day two games behind toronto for the division lead. first half, brooke lopez bucket and the falco puts the nets up isaiah thomas had another big nine. game, drives the lane for the lefthaned finish, made it a six point game boston trailed by one at halftime. third quarter, jae crowder knocks down a three from the weighing. tied it at but lopez with 58-58, another three point play, tough shot, that put brooklyn up by boston rallied in the 4th, 10. evan turner hits the baseline
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re all tied up at 83, -- the celtics had a chance in 83-83. final seconds. marcus smart stole the inbounds pass, but they couldn' t get the 3 to fall, brooklyn wins 100-97. the celtics play at brooklyn on monday night. the monarchs home with the greenville swamp rabbits this weekend. cedric makes a save for the monarchs. it was one-zero after one, 2-0 in the third. home team gets on the board. with under three minutes to play, matt is going to bat home his eight of the season. we are all tied at 2-2. in overtime greenville wins in a , shootout 3-2. they will close out their three-game series on sunday afternoon and also be at verizon
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>> we went through some stuff in the second. give them credit. it' s a pretty good hockey team over there. we made a couple of mistakes. they made us play -- pay. ultimately, we did get points out of the game. not the to be wanted, but we put ourselves in a position to get to the, -- to get two points, and ultimately, could not get ourselves there. >> to come back from two goals in the third was big for us as a team. jason: the unh hockey team played at vermont tonight, matias cleland and andrew poturalski scored third period goals to force overtime, but the catamounts scored just 40 seconds into ot, and vermont wins 3-2 dartmouth is hosting it' s 27th . annual ledyard classic at thompson arena this weekend, tonight the big green got goals from 5 different players. they beat robert morris 5-1. they will play merrimack at 7:00 tomorrow night.
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londonderry and bishop guertin at the salem eye center second , period, nice centering to jordan caito, he scores to give the cardinals a 1-0 lead. 3-0 now, still in the second lancers turn it over in the neutral zone. justin pearson skates in and scores, 4-0 bishop guertin bg wins it 5-0 four bowl games on the schedule today. oregon and tcu in the alamo bowl and this is triple ot. the backup quarterback scores on the option. they missed a two-point conversion but it didn' t matter. tcu matches the largest comeback in history. kansas state and arkansas in the liberty bowl. fourth quarter, 30 1-20 three arkansas. how about the run by alex collins.
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-- on his way to the end zone on the 14 yard touchdown run. collins ran for 185 yards and 3 touchdowns. arkansas wins 45-23. penn state and georgia played in the early game the taxslayer bowl. third quarter, 17-3 georgia. sony michel breaks multiple tackles and plows his way into the endzone for a 21-yard touchdown run. 24-3 georgia. they needed that one, because penn state rallied and had one final chance, but the bulldogs hold on 24-17. georgia wins that bowl. tomorrow is the final sunday of the nfl' s regular season. and the patriots still have something to play for, hear from
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jason: the patriots get another shot at clinching home field in the afc playoffs, they need to beat the dolphins on sunday, or hope the broncos lose, but a win will do the trick, the two teams at 1:00 p.m. in miami. >> a lot of off-season work, a lot of players and coaches, the whole organization has done a
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it' s great if you are that team. we have put ourselves in a good is the economy rigged? well, the 15 richest americans acquired more wealth than the bottom i'm bernie sanders, and i approve this message. my plan -- and the ultra-rich pay their fair share of taxes, provide living wages for working people, ensure equal pay for women. the middle class will continue to disappear unless we level the playing field. with your help, as president,
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