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sean: a local mother and advocate takes her story to capitol hill, pushing for action to stop the heroin and opioid crisis. kevin: more sunshine out there today as temperatures continue to moderate. all the details ahead. erin: the u.s. is scrambling together information after north korea claims it tested a hydrogen bomb. more resources could be headed to the korean peninsula. >> we are getting out in front of the issue. sean: school officials in one district in maine have a new policy allowing medical marijuana on school grounds. >> no one covers new hampshire
erin: good morning. thanks for joining us. sean: good morning. a cold start to the day. yesterday turned into a pleasant winter afternoon. kevin: cold sunshine, light winds this time of year. without the wind, it feels really nice. temperatures are in the single digits up north. elsewhere. we had a few high clouds around yesterday. today. we will have 30' s to 40' s today. let' morning ride. wzid' s deb davidson. good morning. deb: good morning, kevin. your morning commute is a nice
we are not seeing any delays on 93 north or south. 293 is also moving well through the mill yard. be prepared for delays later on today approaching exit 6, as bridgework will continue. an officer is currently on detail in lowell helping to move the traffic. everything looks good. i' m deb davidson for 95.7 wzid. erin: thank you. a new hampshire woman is taking her mission to help stop the way to capitol hill. sean: kriss blevens was invited to take part in a bipartisan yesterday. her testimony.
order, during which they shared real solutions and stories, including the overdose death of kriss blevens' daughter, amber. amber' s story was shared before lawmakers on the bipartisan task force on heroin -- the heroin epidemic. amber died from a heroin overdose at the age of 22. her stepmother is now on a mission to curb the crisis. >> most of the people we are placing in detox and treatment have to go out of state right t be treated in new t have enough beds. ray: thanks to kriss blevens, more beds are opening up in a
stepdaughter -- "amber' s place." erin: thank you. a brother and sister face charges after a large fight outside a restaurant in hampton. a dozen people were fighting outside stacey jane' s, including 21-year-old casey walker. when officers tried to arrest her, her brother christopher attacked an officer and tried to run off. a gonic man is accused of hitting a bicyclist and taking off in rochester. stephen clough is charged with conduct after an accident and weapons violations. the rider suffered only minor injuries. sean: a manchester man is accused of punching another man so hard that he caused a concussion and fractured skull. david mitchell was arraigned yesterday on one count of second-degree assault. he and the victim were inside a
the men went outside, where mitchell through a single punch, knocking the victim to the pavement and leaving him unconscious. erin: several u.s. intelligence planes were seen taking off from a military base in japan a day after north korea claimed it successfully tested a hydrogen bomb. lana zak is following the global response. lana: good morning. many military experts are saying this is more likely another case of north korean inflated claims of grandeur, but still a reason to be concerned. not likely a hydrogen bomb. that is the latest word from the intelligence community. >> it looks like this was more around 6-7 kilotons. lana: a hydrogen bomb is 1000 times more powerful than the
hiroshima and nagasaki. it has never been used in war. north korea was celebratory on s birthday. the international condemnation has been swift. the united nations security council holding an emergency china, rebuking north korea. to be clear, even if this was a lesser bomb, it is still the fourth time since 2006 that device. sean: town officials in merrimack have given conditional approval to a medical marijuana dispensary, but not everyone is happy with the location. the facility would be in a former credit union off the dw highway. it would be centrally located to serve two counties. there is a safe to lock up the
the owner of a business next-door is worried about crime and safety and the president of thomas more college across the street is threatening legal action. school officials in auburn, maine have adopted a new policy that would allow students as young as pre-k to be given medical marijuana on school grounds. it is one of the first school medical marijuana policies in the country. the policy allows primary care givers to administer the medical marijuana to a child with a certificate. >> we are protecting our staff. we need a policy in place so they are protected from something going wrong. sean: school officials are not aware of any students in their district who currently qualify for medical marijuana treatment during school hours, but they wanted to be proactive. if a student does qualify, only
allowed on campus. erin: john watkins is 23 and was last seen about 6:00 on christmas eve in merrimack. he has not been seen since. his car was found in milford. he is 5' 4" and 100 pounds and may wearing glasses. raymond police are trying to track down 14-year-old cassidy sargent. her hair likely may be more blonde than this picture. she is known to frequent the dover areas. powerball jackpot winner. the prize will likely be the biggest ever in the united states. t fall naturally, make it fall. one teenager could not wait for winter to arrive in his backyard. sean: we have an update on one of the secret service agents seriously injured in a crash in
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kevin: thursday morning, january 7. seasonably chilly and close to the averages this time of year. we are going to look at a lot of sunshine today and temperatures getting back near 40 in southern areas. we will look at changes in time for the weekend. sean: practically a beach day. erin: practically. sean: get ready for powerball fever to grow even more. erin: there was no jackpot winner last night. the next drawing is on saturday night and officials estimate it will grow to $675 million, making it the largest lottery prize in u.s. history. the cash value is $413 million. there was a $1 million tickets sold at the express mart in plymouth, massachusetts. you can find out what the most common winning numbers for
sean: i will take any help i can get. a world war ii veteran from belmont received some long-overdue honors. senator kelly ayotte presented private first class rosario cadorette with several commendations. he received the bronze star, the purple heart, and the presidential unit citation. he said the ceremony was a complete surprise. he was accompanied by his starters and the belmont legion adjunct. erin: a teenager in virginia became one of the most popular kids around. 15-year-old mason craven built his own snow gun and set it up in his backyard so he could make a snowboarding hill. he has already made about six inches and is running the gun as much as possible. he said it took a little time to convince his parents to let him set things up.
for all of us rather than a handful of billionaires. if you work 40 hours a week in america, you should not live in poverty. i'm bernie sanders, and i approve this message. erin: cleanup efforts are underway after someone vandalized johnny pesky' s number six outside fenway park. someone used black paint or ink to scrawl on that number. sean: "star wars" continues to move at light speed. "the force awakens" is now the highest grossing movie in north american history. it passed the previous
record held by "avatar." "avatar" still holds the global
though, the force has yet to awaken in china. after a miserable holiday season, macy' s is cutting nearly 5000 jobs, though half of those will come from store closings that were announced last fall. the company did release the list of the stores that will shut down, including two
in massachusetts. sales in november and december "the boston globe" has a new plan to make sure everyone gets their papers on time. half of the subscribers will be handled by the old delivery service, while the rest will stay with new vendors. the ceo admitted yesterday that hiring a new service was a bad decision. 10% of customers yesterday did not get a paper. were losing money under the new system.
tech junkies. the virtual reality headset preorder. the company promises a more immersive experience when playing games or watching movies. an oculus rift set sells for about $600. imagine driving a car with no mirrors. concept car that uses three cameras instead of rear and side view mirrors. a video is then created with a single wide view picture where your rearview mirror already is. the concept is not legal in the u.s. right now because federal safety rules require rearview mirrors. how about that? sean: we will have those goggles
will be gone, as well. kevin: like when we are out skiing? racquetball? talking about? sean: the ocular thrift. erin: are you paying attention to our news stories? kevin: we start off early this morning with clear skies. we are not looking at the bitter mornings. the air mass continues to moderate at times. with the light winds and sunshine, it takes a little while for your body to get used to the conditions we have out there. it certainly feels pretty good into the afternoon and it should today. we have a good deal of sunshine into the afternoon.
s to even lower ranges of the 40' s. we have one weak system moving through late friday into saturday and then a stronger system likely for sunday with a lot of changes for the daylight hours on sunday. still below zero in parts of the north country. with a light wind and a good deal of sunshine, it is going to feel pretty good into the afternoon. you can see the flow is out of the west and southwest and that continues to bring in milder air , as opposed to the flow out of canada. we will continue to see temperatures in the 30' s junior 40 degrees. t 0 -- to near 40 degrees. with mostly clear skies tonight, we are talking single-digit in some northern areas.
milder than what we have this morning this afternoon. we should have clouds by this afternoon on the shoreline. if we continue to see that patchy drizzle playing out friday evening, that could turn to some patchy freezing drizzle in some spots on saturday morning. we will run the risk of a mixed shower moving through on saturday. on sunday, a larger system makes its way through. rain could be heavy at times sunday afternoon and sunday night. we could be talking strong winds along that front as well. any sort of initial mix in the northern half of the state sunday going right over to rain and that should be heavy at times through sunday evening. we clear out monday and cool off by the beginning and middle of next week. our next chance of anything
the way. kevin: it looks that way. ray: lawmakers on capitol hill tackle the heroin epidemic. among those invited to share stepmother. kriss blevens was invited to the house of representatives. heard -- her stepdaughter amber 2014. her story was shared to the bipartisan task force combating heroin. sean: town officials in merrimack have given conditional approval to a medical marijuana dispensary, but not everyone is happy. the president of thomas more college is threatening legal action. a manchester man is accused of punching another man so hard that he caused a concussion and fractured skull. david mitchell was arraigned yesterday. erin: coming up, they sy fine
erin: a scuba diver in canada found a bottle of beer last year on the bottom of a harbor that was nearly 100 order years old. -- 140 years old. what does the beer taste like? sean: you look longingly at the bottle and then you taste it. the liquor was tested at a lab to make sure it was safe. there was a little seawater inside, but tasters say it was surprisingly good with hints of cherry and oak. they survived after drinking the well aged 140-year-old beer.
"i love you." [laughter] erin: a lot of people photobomb pictures, but a course may have raised the bar. sean: this little girl is posing with a clydesdale, but the horse stole the show, making sure to smile. get me in there. photobomb. erin: i love it. [laughter] erin: what a grin. coming up, installing a car seat can be frustrating for many parents, but there is now a new option that makes it a snap. sean: a bill to repeal the affordable care act is headed to president obama' s desk and a
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will continue to disappear unless we level the playing field. with your help, as president, we will. >> no one covers new hampshire like we do. now, wmur news 9 daybreak. sean: good morning on this thursday, january 7. a little chilly out there, but not as cold as the last couple of days. erin: we will take a look at the forecast after our top stories. a woman from new hampshire took center stage on capitol hill last night, telling lawmakers the story of her stepdaughter. three vehicles at a manchester car dealership were damaged when a woman accidentally crashed her suv into a lot. a secret service agent is facing a long and difficult road to
spinal or injury -- cord injury in a crash in wakefield. sean: how often do i say meet me halfway? sometimes. happy birthday to kenny logins. he turned 68. kevin: you do say it often and i say to get away from me. sean: i' m all right? highway to the danger zone? kevin: we have clear skies across the area. early on. we are talking 30' 40' s into the afternoon. day. kevin: sure. sean: you met me halfway. s take a look outside. 95.7 wzid' s deb davidson. deb: good morning. all the major roads in new hampshire are moving well as you start your early
on 293 in the mill yard. we will see did days -- delays later at exit 6. officers are on the scene of a water main break in manchester at beech and lowell street. if you are commuting into massachusetts, it is hasslefree i' m deb davidson for 95.7
wzid. erin: a new hampshire woman took the story of her stepdaughter' s overdose death to capitol hill last night. sean: kriss blevens is on a mission to help curb the heroin crisis. ray brewer joins us live with details. ray: lawmakers, including new hampshire' s representatives, held a special order, sharing
crisis and real stories about the people it has affected. lawmakers joined together on capitol hill to consider a bipartisan battle against opioid addiction. congresswoman annie kuster hosted the session called "putting a face on heroin." in 2014, amber lost her life to a heroin overdose in manchester. >> the drug had consumed her soul. three days later, she was found in an alley, dead of a heroin overdose. she was 22 years old. ray: her stepmother, makeup artist kriss blevens, shares her story with presidential candidates who come to get their makeup done. she is determined to make changes on the national stage. >> when you lose a child to overdose, your whole
an angel spoke to me and said, stay in the stream of life. that brought me to advocacy. ray: new hampshire' s representatives founded the bipartisan task force to combat the heroin epidemic, which includes nearly 50 members of congress. >> we are here not just to combat this epidemic, but bring solutions not just to this body, but
to every area of the nation. ray: thanks to kriss blevens, more beds are opening up in a special room named after her stepdaughter called "ember' s place." sean: several cars were damaged last night when a driver crashed her suv into a dealership lot. the accident happened around 10:30. a woman' s suv hit a snow bank before slamming into one vehicle
the 75-year-old driver said the accident happened when she got a cramp in her hand. erin: the store employee caught a burglar in the act. vanessa bentley was detained by an employee. during an investigation, police determined that she also smashed the front window of downtown discount beverages an hour inside. sean: a secret service agent is facing a long road to recovery after suffering serious injuries in a crash that claimed the life of a local man. the accident happened last week on route 16 in wakefield. according to a gofundme page, he suffered a spinal cord injury and has no feeling or movement from the upper chest down. he is being treated at mass general and will be transferred
he was just finishing his first year at a secret service agent and is due to be married in march. hopeful is throwing his hat into the race area for new mexico announced he is running as libertarian -- a libertarian. he was the party' 2012. sean: here in new hampshire, several presidential candidate are making the rounds. jeb bush held a town hall in meredith, addressing topics like north korea' s hydrogen bomb testing claims. today, bush will be making stops in londonderry, portsmouth, and peterborough. john kasich is attending events in derry and hudson, after celebrating his 50th town hall
according to real clear politics , he is now in fifth place in new hampshire primary polls, which would just qualify him for the next gop debate. he said he plans to hold 50 more town hall meetings before february 9. erin: carly fiorina talked with voters in exeter. she will be back on the campaign trail today with stops planned in concord and meredith. jim gilmore is heading to the capital city today, after yesterday. he met with workers in newport and also held a small business roundtable in portsmouth. he is also planning to visit the portsmouth naval shipyard today. marco rubio has events in bedford and nashua. sean: donald trump will be in new england, but he is heading to vermont.
in burlington, but police say be able to attend. they say the trump campaign has given up 20,000 tickets, but the venue only has 1400 seats. anniversary of the new hampshire primary. this friday, we are taking an in-depth look at the future of the process and a view of the primary' s histor. "first in the nation: 100 years of tradition" airs this friday night at 7:00 on wmur news 9. sean: coming up, a new england patriots player is catching flak from neighbors. >> some people said that this was catastrophic. >> it is busy bodies that have nothing better to do than complain. sean: we will tell you why some people are taking issue with a
erin: we could see a new mode of transportation in the near future. one company has developed a grown that can carry people. kevin: the coldest of the air is continuing to shove away. we will have the details coming up. this epidemic of gun violence knows no boundaries. hillary clinton has what it takes republicans and the gun lobby. we need to close the loopholes
kevin: another cold start. below zero in the north country. we continue to gradually take the foot off the pedal of the being. 30' s. much more on your forecast coming up. sean: you know it is cold one -1 -- when -1 is an improvement of the temperature. [laughter] erin: legislation that would and federal funding to planned parenthood and repeal the affordable care act has passed. president obama plans to veto the measure. gop leaders plan to plan and override vote.
accused of diverting -- deserting a bus while he went to take a nap. >> we were sitting here. we had newborns and children. it was getting cold. sean: the passengers thought the driver was making a quick stop when he pulled into the parking lot of a kansas hotel, but he did not return until several hours later. the driver went into the hotel to complete his federally regulated rest hours, but passengers say they were never told about his sleep break. erin: a young girl born with a heart defect is trying to get a major manufacturer to make a doll just like her. 10-year-old lamaya sakales has already had three open-heart surgeries. she is now calling on the american girl doll company to make a doll with a chest scar
she thinks that a doll with a chest scar would make kids born with a heart defect feel less insecure. >> i' m going to make girls feel insecure, like, they don' t have to be in -- afraid. >> if it is not handled in a healthy way, they tend to act out and be angry or they could suffer from anxiety, depression, so the withdrawal -- social school. sean: turning to sports, the celtics hosted the detroit the two teams were separated by just half a game in the eastern conference standings. boston added to their lead with
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game later on and overcame a game. erin: another new hampshire u.s. olympic trials. keely mcguire of new market qualified. she is one of six new hampshire residents of qualified and will be running at the olympic trials on february 13 in los angeles. fame
class of 2016. two guys got in, including one of the sweetest swingers of all time. ken griffey jr. and mike piazza made it into the hall of fame. just three baseball writers did not vote for ken griffey jr. he hit 630 career homers. erin: new england patriots wide receiver danny amendola is
neighbors over a temporary carport. he put up the metal structure behind his home in providence, rhode island last month. he got permission from the city to put up the carport for the season so he can make it to practice on
time during snowstorms. some neighbors complain it is a blemish on the historic atmosphere. >> we all have beautiful houses and this is this horrible tin structure with metal and black and it just looks chintzy and it is detracting from the style we are trying to preserve. >> he have to -- has to be to practice at 5:00 in the morning. he does not want to have to shovel snow and worry about getting out. erin: many neighbors who complained backs down after learning that the carport is temporary and slated to be removed next month. sean: i' m sure most neighbors don' t like shoveling. a high tech solution is on the
a self installing car seat is being featured at the consumer electronics show in las vegas. it uses a smart phone app to make sure the seat is installed properly. it clicks into a latch system and then the app levels the system and makes sure it is tightly in place. they will cost about $500. for those folks who have never done this before, it can be a little bit difficult. m not sure if that is really going to help. i don' t really think so. sean: we will see. [laughter] sean: not a vote of confidence here. we could see people flying around indrawn' s in the future. erin: a chinese company called e-hang has developed a prototype
it can take a single passenger to a preprogrammed destination. once the destination is entered, the passenger will only have to pushbuttons to take off and land. kevin: no, no, no, no, no, no, no. erin: the drunken reach heights of over 11,000 -- drone can reach heights of over 11,000 feet. the drone runs on batteries that last 23 minutes. kevin: i believe i stated that i was stuck in the 1980' s. no. i want no part of this. sean: you can go up and check the weather on a stormy day. erin: so many weather reports. no. sean: i love this idea. large cup of coffee, very early
kevin: we start off with sunshine and light breeze. very similar to what we had yesterday. changes arrive eventually and they start with increasing clouds tomorrow. we could see a mixed shower early or later on saturday. it looks like the main push of the next system would arrive in the morning on sunday. it could be a mix initially. it will then go over to rain, which could be heavy at times with the potential of wind. temperatures right now are not too bad to take. we are seasonably chilly and close to where we should be this time of year. we do have the clearer skies in most locations and we will have a light wind into the afternoon. temperatures this morning ranging anywhere from lower range of the 20' s closer to the coast line to teens inland.
the valleys, but temperatures are running 5-10 degrees warmer than what we had yesterday. still a few spots below zero up north. we are looking at temperatures to get anywhere from the mid-30' s to as high as 42 later on this afternoon. that feels pretty good with just a few high clouds drifting in from time to time. temperatures are really not falling tonight. upper single digits in the north country to lower half of the 20' s in southern areas. notice the increasing clouds tomorrow. this could be due to more of an onshore flow ahead of the next storm system. any sort of drizzle that tries to develop on friday afternoon could be in the form of patchy, freezing drizzle that will be rather spotty into early saturday. there could be a mixed shower
it is later saturday night that the next system makes its way toward us. there could be a band of heavy rainfall on sunday afternoon. across that front. temperatures today within a few degrees of 40 in southern areas and not falling quite as far later on tonight. inland sections. temperatures in the 30' s to near 40 over the next several days. partial sunshine on friday. we get into the weekend. maybe a little bit of drizzle early on saturday. the best chances will be centered around late morning on sunday through sunday afternoon as mainly rain. we have had four inches of snow for the season in concord, the lowest amount of snow we have ever had in a winter season in 155 years is 27 inches of snow.
erin: it is coming. we are waiting. sean: speaking of which. erin: the great north woods sled dog challenge is scheduled for next month. old. lara renner will compete in the eight-dog class, but she has her sights set even higher. she is training for the 2018 junior iditarod. to learn more about this young musher, you can head to wmur.com . wow. good for her. sean: it takes a lot of work. a picture of an adorable animals sparked a lot of debate on the internet. the photo was posted with the caption "somebody brought this bear into doggie daycare." people were arguing back-and-forth about whether this animal was a dog or a bear. it turns out it was a --
sean: the pup is a pomeranian mix that happens to look like a baby bear. [laughter] erin: super cute. regardless. that is not debatable. sean: how would you like to sink your teeth into this thing you got people working incredibly long hours. median family income today -- $4,000 less than it was in 1999. the bottom line of this economy
sean: if you feel like your doughnuts don' t have enough lang -- bling, how about this treat. a restaurant in new york city is selling gold doughnuts. doughnuts. the doughnut has champagne filling and gold dusting and will set you back $100. the chef says he has sold five erin: some brave souls in china are competing in a chilly competition.
kevin: water temperatures plunge as low as two below zero. the water temperature for us at the penguin plunge is usually around 40. it is still in the mid-40' s. erin: it is going to be balmy. sean: you' ve got to pay the price for that. kevin: probably. sean: you will swim faster if it is colder, right? kevin: apparently. sean: an interesting move by school officials in one maine city. the policy would allow students to be given medical marijuana on campus.