tv News 9 Daybreak ABC January 7, 2016 6:00am-7:00am EST
sean: now on daybreak, 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. moderate. i will have the details. erin: the u.s. is scrambling to gather information after north hydrogen bomb. to the korean peninsula. >> we are getting out in front of the issue. sean: school officials in a district in maine avenue a new policy allowing medical marijuana on school grounds.
now, wmur news 9 daybreak. erin: good morning. thanks for joining us. i' m erin fehlau. sean: i' m sean mcdonald. yesterday, the cold subsided a little bit. today, we are expecting a normal, nice day. kevin: temperatures around 40 never felt so good after the cold we had the last couple of days. we start out with clear skies, light winds, a few single digits below zero up north. lower valleys infinitely colder than the normal elevations, especially the higher terrain' s early this morning. high temperatures, mid-30' s to lower 40' s with light winds and sunshine. let' s take a look in your thursday morning ride.
deb davidson. good morning. right now, it remains a nice, hampshire. you should not see any problems. we are seeing minor delays on the everett turnpike southbound, as you make your way toward the airport exit. otherwise, everything is moving well from merrimack into nashua. some bridge construction will be happening again today at manchester starting a 7:30. an alternate route is encouraged. a water main break at beech street and lowell is not causing any delays right now. 93 is heavy in andover and will burn. from the wzid traffic network, i' m deb davidson for 95.7 wzid. erin: thank you. a new hampshire woman is taking her mission to help stop the drug and opioid crisis all the
sean: kriss blevens was invited to take part in a bipartisan house of representatives event yesterday. she knows the pain that drugs can cause personally. ray: lawmakers held what is known as special order, during which they shared real solutions and stories, including the overdose death of kriss blevens' stepdaughter amber. she was invited to the house of representatives to share amber' s with lawmakers on the bipartisan task force to stop the heroin epidemic. amber died from a heroin overdose at the age of 22 in her stepmother is on a mission to curb the epidemic, talking to presidential hopefuls who sit in her makeup chair and she has helped launch the "hope for new hampshire recovery center." >> most of the people we are placing have to go out of state right now.
t have t have enough beds. ray: more beds are opening up inside the hope for new hampshire recovery center in a special room named after her stepdaughter -- "amber' s place." a brother and sister face charges after a large fight outside a restaurant in hampton. police say a dozen people were fighting outside stacy james early sunday morning, including 21-year-old casey walker. her brother christopher attacked an officer when police tried to arrest casey. police used a taser to subdue him. stephen clough is charged with conduct after accident, as well as other violations. sean: a manchester man is
so hard that he caused another concussion -- a concussion and fractured skull. david mitchell was arraigned yesterday on one count of second-degree assault. he and the victim were in a nightclub when an altercation took place. the men went outside, where mitchell through a single punch. erin: several u.s. intelligence planes were seen taking off from an american military base in japan a day after north korea claimed after -- claimed it had successfully tested a hydrogen bomb. lana zak is following the global response. lana: good morning. military experts are saying this is likely another case of north korea' s inflated claims of grandeur. not likely a hydrogen bomb -- that is the latest word from the intelligence community.
around 6-7 kilotons, far too small to be even a failed h-bomb. lana: a hydrogen bomb is 1000 times more possible than the atomic bombs dropped on hiroshima and nagasaki and has never been used in war. north korea was celebratory. the international condemnation has been swift. the united nations security council holding an emergency meeting and china even rebuked north korea. the u.s. immediately launched planes to determine what was tested and how the u.s. should respond. to be clear, even if this was a lesser bomb, it is still the fourth time since 2006 that north korea has tested a nuclear device. sean: town officials and merrimack have given conditional approval to a medical marijuana dispensary.
location. the facility would be located s. because it is a former bank, there is a safe to lock up the drugs and money. the president of thomas more college across the street is school officials in auburn, maine have adopted a new policy to allow students as young as pre-k to receive medical marijuana on school grounds. the rules allow only primary caregivers, not school nurses, to bring the drugs to school property and administer the drugs to a child with a medical marijuana certificate. >> we are protecting our staff. we need a policy in place so that they are protected from any -- from something going wrong.
are not aware of any students proactive. if a student does qualify, only a non-smokable form of the drug will be allowed. still to come, there is no powerful jack hart -- powerball jackpot winner and the new price will likely be the biggest ever in the united states. erin: one teen 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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7. we are seeing single digits, teens to near 20 degrees. not as bitterly cold as what we saw girl he or this week. we continue the moderating trend through the end of the week. sean: almost a zero up in berlin . if you thought powerball fever was already high, get ready for it to grow even more. erin: the next drawing is on saturday and officials estimate the jackpot will reach a staggering $675 million, making it the largest lottery prize in u.s. history. the cash value is $413 million. there was one $1 million ticket sold at the express mark in plymouth, massachusetts. on our website, you can find out the most common powerball numbers. sean: a world war ii veteran received long overdue honors.
cadorette was presented 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 daughters and the belmont legion adjunct. erin: the military is investigating after part of a tale cone -- tail cone fell off an airplane. it fell from a c-17 globemaster 3 transport plane during a training flight. the plane did land safely and no one on the ground with her. a teenager in virginia is using his ingenuity to become one of the most popular kids at school. 15-year-old mason craven built his own school gun and set it up in his backyard to make a snowboarding hill. he is running the gun as much as friends are coming over every
he said it did take a little while to convince his parents, but how amazing is this? sean: i' m impressed by that. he' s going to feel the pressure from his friends to keep it up all season. coming up, star wars is now number one. the new movie has set another record. erin: imagine driving a car with no mirrors. dad, you can just drop me off right here. oh no, i'll take you up to
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market after sharp losses for the second time. this is stirring new concerns on wall street, where the dow lost another 250 points yesterday. it is also helping drive oil prices down to their lowest level in more than a decade. "star wars" continues to move that light speed. it is now the highest grossing movie in north american history. it passed the previous record held by "avatar." "avatar" still holds the global record. the force has yet to awaken in china. "the boston globe" as a new plan to make sure everyone get their newspapers on time. half of the subscribers will be handled by the old delivery
half will stay with the new service. 10% of customers yesterday did not get a paper. many drivers have quit because they were losing money under the system. erin: the oculus rift is now available for preorder. so many people logged on yesterday that the website crashed. the company promises a more immersive experience for playing games and watching movies. the first sets should ship at the end of march. imagine driving a car with no mirrors. bmw just introduced to the i-8 concept car that uses three cameras instead of rear and side view mirrors. the video is combined to provide a single, extra wide view of the road that is displayed where your rearview mirror normally is.
legal in the u.s. because federal safety rules require rearview mirrors. kevin: we are getting a little laissez-faire with the driving thing, aren' t we? [laughter] kevin: the robot driving is all about setting up the robot takeover of the world. sean: when is that going to happen? kevin: everything i learned is from google. [laughter] kevin: if it is on google, it must be right. we start off with clear skies across the area. temperatures are not quite as cold as the last few mornings. we have fallen back into the single digits and teens across a good part of the state. we are still below zero in parts of the north country. no problems on area roadways. it should be a pretty clean drive as you head out. sunshine today.
combination of sunshine. there is a system back out to our south and west and that eventually rolled thin sunday morning. temperatures, below zero up north. we are in the teens to near 20 degrees in southeastern spots. you will notice temperatures compared to this time of year -- time yesterday are warmer. continues. the flow is out of the west and southwest and it is doing a job 30' yesterday. the coldest of the air continues to move back into canada.
approaching 40 in the monadnock region with a good deal of sunshine. a few clouds in the upper valley , but partly to mostly sunny skies for the most part. upper 30' s in the foothills. lower to mid 30' s in the north country. sunshine today. we are looking for a general increase in clouds later tomorrow. you will notice the shift in wind on shore. as temperatures cool friday night, there could be patchy freezing drizzle in places. it looks like sunday is the day for the precipitation across the area. it looks like it arrives so that it falls mostly in the form of rain. on sunday afternoon and sunday night. within a few degrees of 40 this afternoon and remaining in the 30'
the main show will be the system coming through on sunday. any initial mix will go right over to rain. colder weather coming back in, but not quite as cold as what we had earlier this week. sean: sounds good. ray: in washington dc, lawmakers gathered to discuss aycombat the heroin epidemic. among those they heard from -- a manchester woman whose stepdaughter died from a heroin overdose. kriss blevens' stepdaughter amber died in 20 14. she was invited to the house of representatives to share her story before lawmakers on the bipartisan task force to combat the heroin epidemic. sean: town officials in merrimack have given conditional approval to a medical marijuana dispensary. the owner of a business next door worried about crime and safety. the president of thomas more
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like we do. now, wmur news 9 daybreak. top of the morning. thursday, january 7. 19 degrees in portsmouth. it is going to be a beautiful winter day today. erin: gorgeous color out there in the sky. i woman from new hampshire took center stage on capitol hill telling lawmakers the capital -- story of her stepdaughter. three vehicles in a manchester a woman accident and crashed her r into that lot. he sect service agent is facing a long and difficult road to recovery after he suffered a
sean: you do get blamed for the bad weather, see you are taking credit for that gorgeous sunrise out there. kevin: i have to take any sort of crum or morsel this sort of year. we are seeing temperatures early this morning that have fallen back into the single digits. 30' s to lowr on0'more afternoon. sean: let' s check out the roads. here is a look at3. 9 kevin: for a look at the drive-in the granite state, we' re joined live by 95.7 wzid' s deb davidson. deb: good morning. it is a nice, quiet ride this morning. we are seeing some building volume on 293 through the mill yard. we do have some
construction beginning at 7:30 in manchester. police will be on the scene helping with detours.
street at lowell in manchester. police are hoping to diver traffic. once you get through the merge, 95 is ok into manchester. if you are commuting into massachusetts, 93 south is heavy in wilmington all the way down
to boston. route 3 is very congested. from the wzid traffic network, i' m deb davidson for 95.7 wzid. erin: thank you. a new hampshire woman s death to capitol hill. sean: kriss blevens is on a mission to help curb the heroin crisis. studio with the details. ray: lawmakers, including new s representatives, held special order, sharing solutions to the opioid crisis
lawmakers joined together on capitol hill to consider a bipartisan battle against opioid addiction. congresswoman annie kuster hosted the session. standing next to a photograph of amber. heroin overdose. >> the drug had consumed her soul and three days later,
she heroin overdose. she was 22 years old. ray: amber' s stepmother, kriss blevens, shares her story with presidential candidates and she is determined to catapult the crisis to a national stage while making changes at home, like helping launch the hope for new hampshire recovery center. >> when you lose a child to overdose, your whole world crumbles. el st ke to me and
the stream of life." that brought me to advocacy. ray: new hampshire representative' s founded bipartisan task force to combat the heroin epidemic, which includes nearly 50 members of congress. >> we are here not to just combat this epidemic, but bring solutions to this body and every area of the nation. ray: more beds are opening up inside the hope for new hampshire recovery center in a special room named after her stepdaughter -- called "amber' s place." sean: several cars were damaged when a driver crashed her suv into a dealership lot in manchester. thpened ci 2nd street auto. a woman' s suv had a snow bank before causing a domino effect in the lot. three suvs were damaged. the driver told officers that the accident happened when she got a cramp in her hand. she was taken to the hospital as
erin: officers say 36-year-old for nasa bentley was detained by an employee after she broke into a business by smashing a window. vanessa bentley also smashed the window of downtown discount beverages earlier, but was not able to get inside. sean: a secret service agent is facing a long road to recovery after suffering serious injuries in a crash. the accident happened on route 16 in wakefield. according to a gofundme page launched by his friends, he suffered a spinal cord injury and has no feeling more movement from the upper chest down. he is being treated at mass general hospital. he was just finishing his first year as a secret service agent
erin: another presidential hopeful is throwing his hat in the race. former new mexico governor gary johnson announced that he is going to run as a libertarian. he was the party nominee in 2012. an e-mail said, "america needs a president that will push back against the growth of government and mean it." sean: several presidential candidates are making the rounds in new hampshire. jeb bush held a town hall meeting in meredith last night. bush says if he was president, he would be renewing sanctions against north korea immediately. today, he will stop in londonderry, portsmouth, and peterborough. john kasich is attending events in hudson today. john kasich is now in fifth place in new hampshire primary
him for the next gop debate. he says he plans to hold 50 more town hall meetings in the state before february 9. erin: carly fiorina talked to voters in exeter. she will be back on the campaign trail today with plans to stop in concord and meredith. jim gilmore is also heading to the capital city today was spending some time on the seacoast yesterday. he met with workers at sturm ruger and held a roundtable in portsmouth. he is also planning to visit the portsmouth naval shipyard. marco rubio has events in bedford and nashua. sean: donald trump will also be in new england, but he is heading to vermont. he is holding a campaign event in burlington. police are not sure everyone will be able to attend.
given up 20,000 tickets, but the venue only has 1400 seats. they say it is common for planners to over issue tickets to combat for the ones that critics may be stockpiling. erin: this friday, we are taking an in-depth look at the future of the new hampshire primary and its past. "first in the nation: 100 years of tradition" airs this friday night right here on wmur news 9. sean: every day, citizens have wonderful stories about meeting primary candidates. a new england patriots player is catching flak from some of his neighbors. >> some people said that this was catastrophic. >> it is busybodies with nothing better to do. sean: why some people are taking issue with a carport outside danny amendola' s rhode island home.
one company has developed a drone that can carry people. kevin: the bitterly cold air is by the boards for the time being. 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 is that it is rigged. what this campaign is about
kevin: seasonably chilly start to this thursday morning. not bad of a start compared to where we have been early this week. we are looking at a lot of sunshine around today. we will start adding clouds tomorrow. we will talk about that coming up. erin: we are following a developing story out of new york. 17 miners are trapped in a salt mine in the town of lansing, 40 miles outside of syracuse. sean: they are trapped about 900 feet down an elevator shaft. they have been trapped since late last night. we will keep you updated. for the first time, the house and senate have approved legislation that would repeal the affordable care act. erin: the house passed the measure and the senate approved it.
attempts by republicans to dismantle the act, but this is the first time a repeal would reach the president' s desk. president obama has promised he will veto any bill that dismantles his health care law. once he vetoes the measure, gop leaders plan to schedule an override vote to coincide with an antiabortion march later this month. sean: a greyhound bus driver is accused of diverting gusts deserting passengers -- deserting passengers. >> we are sitting here and sitting here. it was getting cold. sean: they 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. passengers say they were never told about his sleep break. according to the company, they
a nearby restaurant they waited for their trip to continue. erin: the celtics hosted the detroit pistons last night. the two teams were separated by a half game in the eastern conference standings. kelly olynyk hit a three-pointer with three seconds to go in the half. the celtics were leading by seven at the half. later on, the pistons overcame a 13-point deficit to win the game. another new hampshire runner has qualified for the u.s. olympic trials. keely mcguire of newmarket qualified and a half marathon in florida. she is one of six new hampshire residents that qualified. we want to wish them all the best of luck. sean: meet the baseball hall of fame class of 2016. two guys got in, including ken griffey jr. and mike the outset
most votes. not vote for him. and is the only number one overall draft pick to make it to
the hall of fame. receiver danny amendola is catching grief from his neighbors over a temporary carport. he got permission from the city to put up the carport for the football season so he can make it to practice on time during snowstorms. some neighbors complained that it is a blemish on the community' s historic atmosphere. >> we all have beautiful houses and this is this horrible 10 structure with metal and black -- it just looks chintzy and it is absolutely detracting from the style we are trying to preserve.
i think he does not want to come and have to shovel snow and worry about getting out. erin: many neighbors who complained back down after learning it is temporary and slated to be removed month. sean: installing car seats can be frustrating for parents, but a high-tech solution is on the way. a self installing car seat is being featured at the consumer alike -- electronic show in las vegas. it uses a combination of sensors and a smartphone app to make sure the seat is installed properly. the app checks the latch connections. the self installing car seats will hit the market in june at a cost of $500. erin: why does it have to be so complicated? sean: setting that
up? erin: yes. very complicated. sean: we could soon see people
near future. erin: a chinese company has developed a prototype of a drone that can carry humans. it can take a single passenger to a preprogrammed destination. once the destination is entered, the passenger only has to pushbuttons to take off and land. this is easier than the car seat.
the drone can reach heights over 11,000 feet and speeds of up to 62 miles per hour. hour. it can -- it should be harder to seat. sean: if your destination is 20 minutes away, had there in the drone. kevin: i have given you one simple word answer --no. erin: maybe deb davidson would want to do some traffic reports in the drone. kevin: i' m guessing she has the
kevin: we start off with a beautiful start to the day. it is seasonably chilly, but not bitterly cold. it does look like we will be continuing to moderate things through the afternoon. no problems as you head out on the morning commute. dry skies and mostly clear skies. no fog or precipitation to contend with. we will end the week this way, as well. a good deal of sunshine across the area. we will see an onshore wind develop. eventually, this system makes its way toward us. temperatures going from the teens to near 20 degrees in southern parts of the state. some of the valleys and the northern half of the state
there is some milder air to be had. with any sort of a light breeze, we get back from the mid-30' s to the lower 40' s. fair skies continue through tonight and tomorrow, as well. after starting with sunshine, we may start to add some clouds. the clouds will only increase in number on friday evening. there might be a little bit of drizzle around early on saturday. there could be patchy, freezing drizzle on saturday morning. there should be a lot of dry cloud-filled. rainfall making its way in from the southwest will arrive mid to late morning on sunday. it could be just early enough that we could see a little bit
at times sunday afternoon and sunday evening. there could be a burst of wind coming with that front. high temperatures within a few degrees of 40 for southern areas. easing back into the 20' s along the coastal plain. single digits and teens overnight tonight and early tomorrow. temperatures in the 30' s to near 40 degrees. clouds and a mixed shower on saturday. rain is likely on sunday afternoon and sunday evening before cooling off. i had a wonderful time visiting nashua catholic regional junior high school where we talked about all the storms we have seen in the last 10 years, which is a lot of what they think is typical new hampshire weather, what causes a winter season, and where the snow is and has been. a lot of schoolkids are really hankering for a snow day or two. sean: collecting some dust. very nice.
a big thank you to them. it was a first-time visit to that school. customers." course. kevin: yes. [laughter] erin: the great sled dog challenge is scheduled for next month. lara renner is 13 years old and has been running her team of dogs since she was 10. higher. this eighth-grader is in training for the 2018 junior iditarod, which covers 150 miles of alaska. to learn more about her, you can head to wmur.com. s got a lot of guts doing that. a picture of an adorable animal sparked a lot of debate.
brought this bear into doggie daycare." it was viewed more than one million times. it turns out it was a dog. the person who posted the picture revealed that it is a pomeranian mix who just has a striking resemblance to a bear cab. erin: very cute. i can see why they were a little -- are you sure? still to come, a final check on your top stories.
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has what it takes to stand up to the republicans and the gun lobby. we need to close the loopholes and support universal background checks. how many people have to die before we actually act... before we come together as a nation? i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message. erin: updating our top stories. sean: a new hampshire woman took her stepdaughter' s story to capitol hill. ray: it came during special order. kriss blevens was among those invited to the house of representatives. her stepdaughter died from a heroin overdose in 2014. her story was shared before lawmakers on the bipartisan task
sean: several cars were damaged when a driver crashed her car into a dealership lot in manchester. the 75-year-old told that she crashed after getting a cramp in her hand. erin: a secret service agent is facing a long road to recovery after suffering serious injuries in an accident in wakefield that claimed the life of a local man. derek fitzgerald suffered a spinal cord injury and has no feeling or movement from his upper chest down. sean: town officials in merrimack have given conditional approval to a medical marijuana does answer he -- dispensary, but not everyone is happy about it. the president of thomas more college is threatening legal action. kevin: starting off with clear skies, light wind. temperatures are seasonably chilly, but not nearly as cold in most locations from what we have had the last few mornings. hyzaar 30' s to lower 40'
more clouds around for the weekend. the better chance of rain on sunday afternoon and sunday night. erin: coming up next, an interview that patriots fans will want to tune in for. tom brady' s personal trainer and chef reveals his secrets for keeping the quarterback in tip top shape. sean: i would imagine he eats pretty healthy. also, the latest on the 17 miners trapped in upstate new york. [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] is the economy rigged? well, the 15 richest americans acquired more wealth in two years than the bottom 100 million people combined. i'm bernie sanders, and i approve this message. my plan -- make wall street banks and the ultra-rich pay their fair share of taxes, provide living wages for working people, ensure equal pay for women. the middle class