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mount washington, 128-mile per hour gust this afternoon. portsmouth at 47. manchester and concord topping off at a 40-mile per hour gust. these are the actual temperatures, only near one along the canadian border, lower 20's far south. when you factor in the steady wind, this is what it feels like, from concord points north and northwest at or below zero in many cases, and just a little above over southern new hampshire. how much longer will this last? we'll take a look at that plus the chance for snow over the weekend, in a little bit. tom: right how the f.b.i. investigating a series of bomb threats impacting schools including more than 20 in massachusetts. jennifer: many of them involved automated calls. there were three threats in new hampshire today, two schools received robo calls. now investigations are under way here to determine if they might be connected.
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from portsmouth high school. reporter: portsmouth high school and sunapee middle high school both reported calls at about noon. both were automated, in what is referred to as robo calls. farmington high school had a threat that came in differently, seriously. students were on lockdown at portsmouth high school for about an hour tuesday after a threat came in strikingly similar to those reported at more than 20 massachusetts schools. >> we received a call, sounded like a robo call, that said there was a pipe bombs in the building. reporter: the same sort of automated call that struck sunapee middle high school at about the same time. >> sound like it's an automated call, done through like a computerized system, not necessarily a human voice, but a voice over some type of system that change the voice a little bit, as an automated call. reporter: administration and
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taking every threat seriously. >> as the call came through we were able to determine that the credibility of the call really sank for us a little, but we had had to do our due diligence to make sure that everything was on the up and up, which is why we had the state police bomb dog come through here. >> it's upsetting, we're close to finals so we're busy. it's really an annoyance. reporter: and perhaps an eerie coincidence, farmington high school was evacuated for about two hours tuesday morning after a message threatening to blow up the school was found written on the wall of a boys bathroom. >> just as a precaution, decided it was a safe thing to do and evacuate the school while we could properly search it and contact state police as well as the bomb squad to have them give us assistance. reporter: students at sunapee actually weren't in school today, but about 50 faculty members were evacuated while
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portsmouth say they will check for any possible connections with the calls in massachusetts and elsewhere, and a reminder tonight from law enforcement that school threats, bomb threats, will be prosecuted vigorously. jennifer crompton, wmur news 9. tom: thanks. tonight tens of thousands of dollars worth of drugs including the powerful painkiller fentanyl off the streets. this is what police say they found inside a manchester apartment. wmur's andy hershberger live tonight in the newsroom with that story. reporter: manchester police say the amount of fentanyl seized is significant, because it's believed to be responsible for many of the fate overdoses in the city and around the state. police say drugs with a street value of $35,000 were discovered after an early morning raid today in a third floor apartment on lake avenue. police say the street value of the fentanyl alone was $30,000. three people were taken into custody on drug related charges. fentanyl is mixed with heroin,
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authorities say taking this much fentanyl off the streets could mean lives are being saved. >> i'm very pleased with this arrest, this is a significant arrest, particularly given the amount of fentanyl that was seized. each one of those doses is a potential fatal overdose, and it's the fentanyl that's mostly killing our citizens today. reporter: police said they also seized cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin and drug packaging materials. jennifer: new hampshire's only death row inmate will not have his case reviewed by the nation's highest court. the u.s. supreme court released that decision today. michael addison is on death row for the murder of manchester police officer michael briggs. in 2006. his lawyers appealed his conviction saying the trial judge violated his rights by not allowing jurors to hear evidence that he was remorseful and concerned about the officer. tom: topping our commitment 2016
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numbers out tonight from our wmur cnn poll with exactly three weeks to go before the new hampshire primary. jennifer: while more than half of those polled still haven't made up their minds, the democratic field may be turning into a one-man show. josh mcelveen is here now with some stunning numbers. josh: yes, a year ago at this time new hampshire was clinton country. a safe haven that would offer hillary clinton an island of support during the long march to the general election. one thing no one expected though was bernie sanders, and new hampshire isn't just feeling the burn, it might be on fire. in some ways it's a turn around that defies logic. it was, after all, speakingsed to be a mismatch, a warmup between the event you champion and the sparring partner no one her of. >> bernie sanders who started this race essentially unknown and not liked running again hillary clinton who was seen as tin evidence tabl candidate, has turned the tables on clinton.
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primary polls show sanders with a 27-point lead over hillary clinton. and that is just the beginning, with voters under the age of 35, important for sanders stretches to 81% to clinton's 17. but at least hillary has the women, right? check again. it's sanders with a 14-point lead among female voters to go with the 54% of the men also on his side. bottom line, sanders is no longer a novelty candidate. >> so he's now seeming more like a candidate that could be president in the eyes of a lot of democratic voters. josh: on the issues clinton does hold the lead from those who thinks she's best able to handle isis. when voters ask who has the personal qualities a president should have. and awful of it might boil down to. this. >> the key thing is we ask which candidate do you think is the least honest, hillary clinton is
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josh: finally, favorability ratings, clinton does well at 65%, but this might be sanders' most impressive number of all. 91% of those asked view the vermont senator in a favorable light. >> i have never seen a candidate for any office have favorability ratings this high. it's staggering. josh: it's worth noting that nationally polls show hillary clinton does remain the frontrunner. as for martin who mally who has 2%, he is leading one category in new hampshire, as 26% of those polled say he is the one democrat they will not be voting for. you'll find more at wmur.com. g.o.p. numbers out tomorrow. tom: on the campaign trail today, senator ted cruz made stops in freedom and wakefield, all part of his five-day bus tour. the texas senator picking up his ground game and says from the beginning his strength has been grass root campaigning. he spoke with voters at the freedom village store, talking about everything from isis to
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and in wakefield he got cozy with the voters, even serving up coffee. >> it is wonderful, this is the new hampshire way, and it's what it's supposed to be all about, looking people in the eyes, answering their questions. tom: cruz says he feels good about his chances in new hampshire saying his campaign has gained good momentum and the energy and enthusiasm is absolutely incredible, he says. news 9 also got the chance to see a more personal side of the candidates in small gatherings that we call candidate cafes. undecided voters shared a meal with the presidential hopefuls, grilling them on everything from fashion to family. you've seen parts of these conversations, but now you can get the whole story. tune in to candidate cafe, this thursday night, at 9:00. jean: now to live video from inside the new hampshire institute of politics on the campus of st. anselm college, where there is a debate tonight for the dozens of lesser known presidential candidates.
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20 democratic candidates are participating here. each one of them will give an opening statement and then respond to questions from the panel which includes our very own john distaso. tom: looking forward to that later tonight. straight ahead, the gas company at the center of a carbon monoxide scare questioned in concord today. the changes it made to prevent the problem from ever happening again. jennifer: and brutal conditions on top of mount washington today, the wind gusts alone almost too much to handle. mike: a bright breezy wednesday, and we'll look at the weekend.
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tom: liberty gas says it has taken steps to prevent problems like the one that affected more than 1,000 customers in keene last month. jennifer an improper mix of gas and air was pumped into the homes of thousands of customers. three people were hospitalized with symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning. liberty gas officials told the public utilities commission today that a period of low voltage shut down a fan at its production plant. so that meant not enough air was being pushed into the propane mixture. >> obviously there was a failure that happened and we're going to look closely at that and make sure that doesn't happen again, with redundant systems or, you know, we're going to look at what we can do to change that. jennifer: a final report from liberty gas is expected by the end of next month. tom: an investigation into a deadly fire at a former church in grafton continues, is there a vow to rebuild. the board and parishioners of the peaceful assembly church say they are moving forward over the
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be assessing the damage and the cost to rebuild. at this point there is no timeline. the board is also hoping to meet with town leaders to discuss the back taxes that are owed. still bitter cold out there. jennifer: that wind, brutal. mike: that's it, it just the wind. the actual temperatures are close to average, it's that darn wind that continues, that means another frigid night. there are two democratic visions for regulating wall street. one says it's okay to take millions from big banks and then tell them what to do. my plan -- break up the big banks, close the tax loopholes, and make them pay their fair share. then we can expand health care to all,
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college education. will they like me? no. will they begin to play by the rules if i'm president? you better believe it. i'm bernie sanders
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tom: ferocious winter conditions have settled in at the mound washington observatory. jennifer: winds gusting at 88 miles per hour, with a peak gust at 127. so add the wind chill and those temperatures are dipping into double digit below zero territory. so when it is negative 70 with gusts, the team must make some safety adjustments. >> right now we've got visibility of less than a 16th of a mile. so when our observers go out to do their observations, typically there would be two people so that one person stays close to the building and keeps track of the other observer, because you just can't see. jennifer: and continued high winds at the mit could also delay a scheduled shift change for observers tomorrow.
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the summit for some of them. mike: sounds like a lot of fun, doesn't it? get lost in a hurricane in sub-zero temperatures. we take you farther south and lower in elevation out at the coast today where you do see its with a little active on the big river. and we also noticed the clouds parting at times, but they're moving quickly. with those gusty winds, the odd wind chill quite an issue even down in the valleys today. couple of snow showers continue up north, but they'll wind down. radar not really detecting them, they're flying under the radar beam, so can't rule out an additional dusting to an inch in the great north woods tonight. temperatures in the single numbers north, there's that 17 below over 6,000 feet up atop mount washington. generally in the teens elsewhere, couple of very low 20's in and around manchester. but that's about it. everyone else running a little below average for this time of year. then you factor in the wind, makes it feel like 5 below
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just a little above zero from areas just south of concord. the winds still gusting close to 35 to 40 miles per hour. as we advance the clock here, notice even though it will be lighter in the wind department tomorrow, still gusty at times, over 30 miles per hour. then they'll weaken a little bit, then a weak storm will slide south of us on thursday and that means the winds will still be active during the day on thursday. still 15 to as much as 25 or 30 miles per hour. of course northwesterly direction and those gusty winds continue to drive in this cold air to our north and west. certainly the coldest stretch so far this winter, and that means temperatures are going to be running right at or slightly below the average by day and right around the average by night. not a whole lot of snow outside of in the lee of the great lakes. so once this system departs to the north and east and the snow showers weaken up north, it should be dry statewide for a few days. next system on the map, into the mississippi valley, this will scoot underneath new hampshire,
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tomorrow night, early thursday, could be a few patchy clouds. then well off to the west in the pacific northwest, we're starting to see energy for the weekend east coast storm. right now a lot of moisture and a lot of energy, but it's just entering the united states, 3,000 miles away, that means a lot of time to watch it and our computer guidance finally gets a good grasp as to where the storm may go since there's a lot more data points over land as opposed to off the pacific. by later thursday night and friday, that energy will pull out of the gulf of mexico and the tennessee valley and then begin to spawn a storm just off the carolinas. so that by friday afternoon snow is likely around d.c., back to west virginia and a good portion of virginia. right around richmond. right now the likely track is far enough to our south so we miss the snow, but that's just a 24 hour trend and there's a lot more time to track it. so certainly stay tuned, between now and then. windy at times for tomorrow, but not as gusty as today. upper teens north to around 30
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hampshire. and beyond that, again, a bright and breezy cold wednesday. breezy. quieter on friday. 29, will feel fairly nice. then the chance for snow over the weekend. just because it's a computer trend doesn't mean that trend us. so the chance for snow is greatest over southern new hampshire and especially southern new england, saturday and early on sunday. tom: don't count your chickens before they hatch. mike: i've never done that before. have you? tom: that's the advice. >> st. anselm college basketball
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jamie: check out the cover of sports illustrated for this week, peyton manning, tom brady featured with the title, the last tango. the championship game is on sunday at 3:00 in denver. hockey fans may remember that the canadiens won their first nine games of this season, but they're not that dominant any more, only five wins in the last -- boston has won two in a row. one of the the top division two college pbl programsing in the country has lived on the hilltop for decades. another fast start for the hawks of st. anselm. >> winning is nothing new for the st. anselm college men's
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as 30 seasons as head coach, dix sob has won 566 -- dibs games. he's also guided the team to the ncaa division two national title 15 times. >> the mental part of the game is huge in his eyes, he teaches you a lot of it's a lot to take in at first, but it will help new the long run. >> we're not the tallest, we're not the most athletic, we never have been. but we play together, we share the ball, and we usually have to be able to beat you behind the line. reporter: the hawks are out to another fast start this year, 14-2, and ranked as high as number one in the region and 12th nationally just last week. >> satisfied with how we've been playing so far, it's a great start. we just gotta keep maining how we're playing. reporter: this year four of the
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over 50% from the field, even still the difference might be what they're doing at the other end of the field. >> this year we're committed to playing defense and doing it as a hole, not two or three people relying on. reporter: success is nothing new here on the hilltop, but with the college exploring a potential move to division three, the hawks are playing like they have something to prove. as if nay need to prove anything. in manchester, jason king, wmur news 9. jamie: patriots put gerard mayo on the injury list today. they're okay at that position without him, but this is huge for the broncos, omar bolden, with a knee injury, he's also their top kick returner, puns and kickoffs socker that's a big loss for denver, he will not be playing on sunday. jennifer: thank you. right now on wmur.com we all learn them in school, the state capitals, but how do you remember them now? quiz yourself and see how many you get right.
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tonight right after "marvels agent carter." jennifer: good night. there are two democratic visions for regulating wall street. one says it's okay to take millions from big banks and then tell them what to do. my plan -- break up the big banks, close the tax loopholes, and make them pay their fair share. then we can expand health care to all, and provide universal college education. will they like me? no. will they begin to play by the rules if i'm president? you better believe it. i'm bernie sanders and i approve this message. marco rubio. he ran for senate saying he opposed amnesty... then he flipped, and worked with liberal chuck schumer to co-author the path to citizenship bill. he threatened to vote against it. and then voted for it. he supported his own dream act and then he abandoned it. marco rubio. just another washington politician you can't trust.
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