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manchester and along the coast now, sub freezing. everyone necessary the 20's, that means the snow is starting to stick and it will make for some slippery travel. in terms of accumulation, it's only one to three, but again that's all it takes to make it tough out there for travelers. a little bit more may develop as we go through the late evening and first part of the overnight from berlin points south into the mount washington valley. you see it fill in on radar, but for a closer look at the radar and conditions in southern new hampshire, we'll toss it to josh judge who is in milford. reporter: it's coming down pretty good here. when i spoke to you an hour ago it was just getting going, but since then it's been coming down at a good clip. as you can see, i can easily push it around and probably got quarter to half an inch of snow here. let's take a look at the radar and show you the southern part of the state where it's been
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especially areas west of manchester and north as well. southeastern new hampshire, a few flakes have flown, but not much so far. we will see more moving in that part of the state in the coming hours. farther to the north the snow started after 1:00 or 2:00 this afternoon. certainly the eastern side of the state has had the heavier precipitation. in a few minutes we'll talk about this year versus last year and how they compare. right now back to the studio. jennifer: thank you. it's not so much the accumulation here, but the timing of this snow. the main roads and the highways were pretreated. adam sexton is here now with a closer look at the conditions out there. reporter: yes, we're out in milford by 101. if you left work between 4:00 and 5:00 you're in good shape. if you left between 5:00 and 6:00 it a little rougher,
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necessarily the slickest. it's not that bad. but what we can see out here on 101, traffic is going smoothly, speeds have reduced somewhat. but the roads are well treated, we've seen the plows come by. so things don't like that dire for those out on the roads. meteorologists, it's going to continue throughout the night, so conditions are going to not be that great on the roads. but as far as the commute, looks like most people got home before the worst of this hit. adam sexton, wmur news 9. tom: we do have breaking news tonight, one person is dead after flames consume an historic church in grafton. jennifer: this fire started just after 11:00 and tonight the cause is being investigated by the state fire marshal's office. heather hamel has been on scene and is live now with new details. reporter: yes, this has been a very difficult day for firefighters here in grafton. they've called quite a few different departments, this did go up to a second alarm after
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just about an hour ago investigators did confirm that they did find a body inside this historic church building. however they're not saying who that person is. however, as of midday, the grafton fire chief says that the person who lives on the east side of the billion is unaccounted for and they won't comment any further at this hour. >> i saw the flames and smoke and i stopped and watched for a few minutes. reporter: a church that has stood here for more than 200 years destroyed by a fast moving fire, and a person found dead inside. >> we are not in a position to release any details about the victim at this point. it's a male victim. that's as far as we're willing to g. reporter: neighbors say one man lives in the building. the chief referring to him as the pastor. both his cars were on the property. >> he'd be out in the yard all the time, messing with his stuff out there. he had had displays and christmas things at christmas time. he was a really nice guy. talked to him many times. reporter: firefighters were on scene for hours before finding
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the delay caused by structural concerns. the chief says the building has no insulation and fire can crawl up the walls quickly, and there's a cable used to pull the side together that could be compromised. >> the bell is still in the bell tower, so that's additional weight, so on something that's a couple hundred years old fighting fire is very tricky. reporter: the building dates back to 1798. five years ago a new owner bought it and they tried to become a church called peaceful assembly. he says the town and the board had a dispute over unpaid taxes and just last week the town began the first step to take the building. now while still standing, the historic building is heavily damaged. >> i am not prepared to comment about the origin and cause of the fire at this time. for the sheer fact that we just don't know yet, we haven't been able to get in there and do a thorough examination to look for
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determine a cause. reporter: the fire marshal is still on scene at this hour and he says the investigation will go well into the night and they'll resume that investigation tomorrow as well. you can see it's still a very active scene. route 4 has been shut down all day long and will continue to be shut down with a detour for several more hours. heather hamel, wmur news 9. tom: thank you. the man found guilty of killing a u.n.h. student is appealing his 2014 conviction. seth mazzaglia was sentenced to life in prison without parole in the rape and murder of 19-year-old lizzi marriott. the supreme court has allowed mazzaglia's lawyer to file the brief under seal, so only a redacted version of the motion to appeal is available. the state must respond by march 11. jennifer: and the state supreme court has denied an appeal by a plaistow man convicted of abusing the child of his former girlfriend, jessica linscott. roland dow claimed the trial judge should not have allowed a
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testify, and should not have allowed linscott to testify about dow's abuse of her. the rockingham county attorney calls the ruling precedent setting. tom: mitment 2016 coverage now, and riding a late surge in the polls texas senator ted cruz is in new hampshire tonight. jennifer: the conservative republican is holding an event in londonderry, but earlier today was at a second amendment rally that a couple of demonstrators tried to steal the spotlight. josh mcelveen is here now with more on that. josh: ted cruz is no stranger to controversy, as his blunt style has always invited critique from those who say cruz doesn't have the ability to compromise. meanwhile cruz says at this point in the republican field, it's really down to two. no question that ted cruz had good sized support for a second amendment rally in hudson. but the texas senator still had to more or less defend himself from hecklers who made it on stage.
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you doing here? are you confused? hey, hey, this is not your stage. this is not your stage. josh: the disturbance didn't break cruz's concentration as he turned the protest into an attack of his own, citing the familiar motto, live free or die. >> now if i'm right, it's not lived coddled by a bunch of nanny state liberals who want to control every aspect of your life or die. it's almost like the bernie sanders guys -- josh: he said the big republican field at this point is only an illusion. >> it does seem more and more that this is becoming a race between donald and me.
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campaign is rooting for trump with the idea that he's more beatable. do you believe he's conservative, and two are you the alternative? >> listen, whether he's a conservative or not is going to be a judgment that the voters have to make. josh: ted cruz shied away from going directly after trump, the politeness isn't necessarily being returned. this week trump suggested cruz isn't eligible to be president since he was born in canada. while trump might be looking for the sequel to the birther movement, cruz says that is a nonissue. josh mcelveen, wmur news 9. tom: tonight president obama will give his final state of the union speech. it won't be a list of proposals but a look back over the past seven years and with a he says needs to be done in the years to come. he's expected to focus in on the economy's recovery, foreign policy and gun violence. it starts at 9:00, you can watch the speech live here on wmur and
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up next, the billionaire drug lord finally captured in mexico. new hampshire is one of a charges. jennifer: in the state's fight against substance abuse, the staggering few numbers on how many prescriptions for painkillers were written in the last three months. mike: here it is on radar, snow right now, and after it moves through tonight a cold wednesday follows. jamie: in sports, players in the chad battle of the badges hockey
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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 will continue to disappear unless we level the playing field. with your help, as president, we will. tom: right now new hampshire is one of the states where reputed drug lord joaquin el chapo guzman could land if extradited
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jennifer: guzman was one of several people indicted for conspiracy to distribute cocaine back in 2012 here in new hampshire. four suspects have been prosecuted and jailed. several federal districts have cases against guzman, but local officials say it is very unlikely that he would ever be prosecuted here. >> there are a number of district as cross the country that have indicted him, some long before new hampshire did. some of those districts indicted him on more complex cases. washington will decide which district will get the case if and when guzman is returned to the u.s. tom: a package of legislative bills to deal with the state's opioid crisis is on track to land on the governor's desk by next week. the governor was the first to testify at a special joint public hearing on the issue in concord today. those bills call for fentanyl to be added to the list of controlled drugs, and they mandate the use of a prescription data base. senator sanborn says from
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year our state prescribed 648,000 subscriptions for 33 million pills. a lot of weather out there today that we're watching closely. mike: yes, and we're not talking about a big storm, but all it takes is a little bit. we're talking about snow covered roads becoming the norm. a snowy night is under way. (phone ringing) you can't deal with something, by ignoring it. but that's how some presidential candidates seem to be dealing with social security. americans work hard, and pay into it. so our next president needs a real plan to keep it strong. (elephant noise) (donkey noise)
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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 is to demand that we create an economy that works 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,
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mike: time lapse out at the coast and market square, sunshine giving way continue creasing clouds. the sidewalks are nice and dry, and in the last couple of hours some snow beginning to fall. a little bit beginning to accumulate on the sidewalks, not on the main road right at the immediate coast. but a different story in dublin, take a look at the pictures of the snowy scene there, snow all over the roads. the walkways and the parking lots. so it is tough going and even in the local manchester area the snow is finally sticking. here's the reason why. lower 30's have turned into lower to mid 20's north, upper 20's near 30 in southern parts of the state. so all at or below freezing, and that means any steady snow is likely sticking already, so it's going to be very slow on the roads between now and at least
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take a look at doppler radar, starting to fill in in central and southern new hampshire, a little gap here in western zones, but it is snowing in the notch. heaviest snow beginning to fill in from the south as a lot of energy from the pending storm moves in from the west. what that does is it lifts the snow. and squalls are a possibility up until 10:00 this evening. so only a few hours of snow, but by the time all is said and done a general one to three-inch snow tally. this is the first steady snow of possibly over an inch in concord this month. but how does this compare to last january? for a look at those numbers and the conditions in southern new hampshire, here's josh in milford. reporter: thanks, mike. the snow continues to come down stely here, about half an inch in about an hour and a half. you were mentioning that, how do
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of course last year it got started slowly too, you may not remember that because you remember that really busy year that we had last year. but so far in year it's been @slow as you know. but take a look at last january. there were some smaller snowfalls in the early part of the month and through the middle. but it wasn't until about the 24th and 27th and the snowstorm that we got on the 27th was the biggest one. but except for the thanksgiving storm of last year, we largely went about the same last year as we have this year. but back here live now in milford, i'll step aside and let you take a look at the snow coming down. it's a pretty steady clip there that we've been seeing for quite some time. back to you, mike, to talk about what this snow is going to do in future cast. mike: watch it on the roads on your way back, josh. certainly sticking to many areas
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the energy for the storm is back in central new york state. another squall developing, this will tend to weaken as a lot of the energy is transferred to a developing storm over central new england and points east. you see the snow blossoming off shore as well. this is where the heaviest snow will line up overnight into tomorrow morning. national why the highest totals will be just off to our east. notice on future cast by 9:00 or 10:00 this evening, steady snow has shifted away from central and southern new hampshire, lifting into the mount washington valley and the great north woods, and overnight most of the snow will be up north. could be an isolated passing snow showers in southern new hampshire. wednesday we've got some sunshine in southern new hampshire, and snow showers up north. again it's only a one to three-inch snow tally. mostly light. couple of snow squalls can't be ruled out as well. higher amounts up north. tomorrow is a windy and cold wednesday with the most sun in southern new hampshire, and most mountains. dry for the most part thursday,
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and another storm moves in on saturday, that one will likely be stronger, could have a little bit of mixing in parts of southern new hampshire being four days out, tough to call the exact track on that. but certainly unsettled for at least the first half of this weekend. >> the big story today was not about the game, it's about the shiner, where did that black eye
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announcer: 3 republican governors. but which governor won national praise for tough leadership handling nine hurricanes? which governor made his state number one in job creation? which governor led the fight to stop obamacare expansion in his state? and which governor laid out a tough plan to destroy isis months before the paris attacks? jeb bush. right to rise usa is responsible
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jamie: coach belichick showing up with a black eye today but not saying how he got it. all he would say is i think i'll live. as you heard the players say, they don't even know how he got it. meantime we're four days away from the playoff game, they host the chiefs on saturday. chiefs have won eleven straight games. >> it's going to take a great effort. they got a lot of good players. great front, great group of linebackers. as good as any team we faced in the secondary. they put a lot. pressure on you. >> we're facing a team this week that's hot as any team the the league, playing really well in all three phases of the game. well coached, great organization, have a lot of great players and playing extremely well.
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celtics will play a lot of basketball coming up, tonight they start a fresh of four games in five days at the new york knicks. boston has lost three state games coming into this stretch. next year is a big-time star, read about him on our website. a $25,000 check presentation from auto fair to the chad battle of the badges hockey game last night. and on hand for the big donation the chad buddies, this is the game where police and fire from new hampshire go head to head all for the children's hospital, and each player is paired with a buddy who is a current or former patient at chad. so these are some great relationships, really put a meaning to the game for the players. >> i think the game this year is shaping up great. we have two good teams
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year we'll come out on top. >> we got new guys on both side, some guys returning, it's going to be a good time. >> it one thing that they like to play hockey, but seeing them involved with these kid really shows how compassionate these guys are and these women are and how much they care about the community. >> the game is april 2, becoming a tough ticket to get. 8,000 fans at the game last year. you can get more information at chad hockey.org. that will be here before we know it. jennifer: thanks, jamie. right now on wmur.com, we asked you on facebook, why do you love new hampshire and you gave us all sorts of answers, from funny to serious, so check them out in our slide show. tom: we'll see you back here tonight at 11:00. that's following the president's state of thedown address.
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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 and major medical companies 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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