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that crash happened just before 1:00, it near the cascade campground, and it shut down the road for hours. josh: mike cronin live at the state police headquarters with the newest details. reporter: right now state police are handling this investigation, several people were injured but it is unclear right now how they are doing. just before 1:00 this afternoon police say three cars were involved in a crash on route 106 which shut down the road for three adults and two children were hurt. loudon's police chief says the children are very young and were sitting in car seats. the trauma team was alerted and five ambulances were called to the scene. state police say 64-year-old cynthia brock of loudon was turning left into the cascade camp group when she was hit by william marshall who was driving an accord. the impact caused brock's car to
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subaru outback being driven by darcy hamilton of tilton, all the drivers were taken to the hospital. loudon police say it does not appear that alcohol or speed were factors. this is the third serious crash in in area of route 106 in recent months. in july i was at the same scene when two cars were involved in a head on collision, that accident sent two people to the hospital. then in june a motorcycle and car collided. anyone with information on today's crash is state police. anything cronin, wmur news 9. jean: right now firefighters from several towns are responding to a brush fire on browns ill on lake massabesic. you can finally see the smoke several miles away. the only way first responders are able to access this fire is by boat. josh: a forest fire is burning on the line between berlin and gorham on cascade mountain. crews are using portable pumps to pull water from an old reservoir. they've been fighting the flames
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hope to have everything under control before sun set. those dry conditions are just one of the concerns of the state's drought manage president team which met today. they urged everyone to do all they can to conserve water. it now asking cities and towns to put mandatory watering bans in place. kristen carosa is live in auburn with more on the latest warnings. reporter: we're told lake massabesic is down 49 inches and because of that boat launches have been closed that's a similar sight across the state. new hampshire continues to be in a drought emergency. d.e.s. has released the latest drought map that shows areas of extreme, severe and moderate drought expanding. as you can see, southern new hampshire has it the worst. that area has received 50% of its normal rainfall in the past six months. community water systems and private wells are experiencing shortages. d.e.s. says all residents need
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drought, which could last until next year. in exeter there's a mandatory water restriction in place and they're working on implementing fines for those who don't comply. >> we haven't had to put these kinds of ordinances in place before. but we did ask for people's understanding and start looking at tips for how to conserve. reporter: in ebbser the fines will start being weeks. coming up at 6:00 we'll have more tips on how to conserve water. kristen carosa, wmur news 9. josh: seems we will get sue rain this weekend, but not before a sunny saturday. hayley lapoint has a look at when the wet weather will move in. hayley: tomorrow will be very similar to today. sunshine, a few passing clouds, temperatures in the 70's. it just digs us deeper into this drought. can you see such rain showers way out to the west and that's
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this is an estimate as far as how much rain we could be looking at toward the end of the weekend, and you see here it's not a lot. again, some places may get maybe a half inch, maybe three quarters of an inch of rain. but to put this in perfect suspective, we need a good 10 to 20 inches of rainfall to get us anywhere closely out of this drought. so every little bit helps. some of us will get at least some beneficial rain on sunday into jean: new hampshire's health department has confirmed the west nile virus in a batch of mosquitoes in nashua. it's the state's first confirmation of a mosquito borne virus for 2016. there have not been any cases of the virus in people or animals. the state regularly tests for west nile, triple e and as of this year the zika virus. an east kingston man accused of possessing child sexual abuse
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at his home on wednesday, following an investigation that officials say involved several state and federal agencies. wmur's andy hershberger was in court today, he's joining us now live with that story. reporter: part of murphy's bail conditions are that he not use the internet, and abide by an 11:00 p.m. curfew. 44-year-old christopher murphy appeared in court this afternoon by video, from the rockingham county jail where he is being held on six of possession of child sex all because images. >> if you just look at the complaint you can see that we're talking about some minors here and some pretty disturbing and graphic imagery or videos. reporter: murphy was arrested wednesday at his home in east kingston, follow an investigation that lasted several months and involved multiple agencies that included the internet crimes against children task force. most of the court paperwork
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>> we're still investigating, so forensic evidence is still being examined so i can comment specifically on what the evidence we have and what additional evidence may or may not be forth coming. reporter: prosecutors say this case is still open and more charges are possible. murphy has no criminal history and bail was set at $25,000. >> the court entered a not guilty plea for him, we intend to go through the process and we're going to defend these cases. reporter: murph of the wmur tv sales department and has been suspended pending the outcome of this case. his next court hearing is later this month. andy hershberger, wmur news 9. josh: now to commitment 2016 coverage, and it's an about face from donald trump after spending more than five years questioning president obama's citizenship and by extension his it gentleman billity to be president, the republican presidential nominee says the
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sally kidd has the latest details on this. reporter: josh, the timing of trump's announcement, this is 10 dawes before the first debate, and it also comes as the republican nominee faces accusations of promoting racism and bigotry. after fueling a false conspiracy theory for more than five years, donald trump finally acknowledges the truth. >> president barak oba born in the united states. >> i was pretty confident where i was born, i think most people were as well. reporter: but trump also put this out there. >> hillary clinton and her campaign of 2008 started the birther controversy. reporter: that statement proving to be false by our partners at fact checkers. hillary clinton earlier this called on trump to apologize.
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impulses, the bigotry and bias. reporter: trump says it time to move on. >> we all want to get back to making america strong and great again. reporter: but critics like those on the congressional black caucus responded quickly. >> by any definition, donald trump is a disgusting fraud. >> donald trump is nothing more than a two-bit racial arsonist. reporter: trump's admission to african-american voters. >> the real calculation is less than making inroad with them and more about making inroad with white suburban voters who are hesitant because they have concerns about whether or not trump is racist. reporter: an l.a. times tracking poll out today has trump leading nationally by six points, while other recent polling this week suggests the race is virtually tied. sally kidd, wmur news 9.
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the state's 36 million there are contract with dartmouth hitchcock. last week the health care provider announced it would layoff as many as 460 people by the end of the year. but this came just two days after the executive council approved that multimillion there are contract for dartmouth hitchcock to provide staffing at the state hospital. the executive council did vote in favor of the contract. but sununu now w i kept in the dark about the impending cuts. >> that's obviously critical information that was withheld from us. it was withheld from the council, from the governor and commissioner. again i reiterate my call. we need to rebid this contract, we need to get answers. >> i think we need little on the cool side. >> i was back in 2009 when he stabbed another man in the heart, now this convicted
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jean: we made it to friday, let's check out how traffic is shaping up. pictures looking over 293 in manchester looks just fine.
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a look at the commute. >> hi, we're off to a busy start on this friday. coming up over the state line it's busy, but no incidents for you between salem up to manchester. but once you hit 293 we do have a couple of issues, one of them is a two-car crash by exit 1 on 293 southbound by the mal of new hampshire. another one, 293 northbound at mile marker 4.4 has the right shoulder blocked and that's causing backups back to the everett turnpike by exit 13 northbound. a lot of company for you heading up exits in concord. also heavy traffic 393 east and out on 202 east. stop and go on 101 west between manchester and bedford. and the everett turnpike from nashua to merrimack very heavy traffic for you this evening. no problems to tell you about between bedford and hampton on 101 east or west. 95 southbound at the new hampshire-maine state line there was an accident there that's
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spaulding northbound slow between exits 1 and 6. i'm peggy james. josh: next week the entire country will mark national heroin and opioid awareness week. the designation comes from the u.s. attorney general loretta lynch who is encouraging all u.s. attorneys offices to sponsor or participate in events aimed at developing st. louises. part of this will funding to end indicate students and parents about the dangers of drug abuse. jean: developments now in a story we first brought you last night. the 40-year-old ohio man accused of holding a woman captive is now charged with two counts of murder and kidnapping. and investigators are still trying to identify at least one
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an ohio -- gray faced on ohio judge. the judge set bail at $1 million. gray was charged two days after dispatchers received a frightening 911 call from a woman claiming she was abducted and held captive inside this abandoned home. >> is there any way you can get out of the building? >> i don't know without waking him and i'm scared. reporter:t for help placed after her captor fell asleep. >> where is he? >> still sleeping. reporter: as police rush in, two more bodies found inside, one identified as 43-year-old stacy stanley. investigators say gray confessed to killing another woman and led them to a third body behind the home. he has an extensive criminal history. the maintenance man reportedly convicted of burglary and pleaded guilty to abduction,
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so long for the police to help our family. reporter: outrage amongst the community after they confronted the police committee and mayor, questions now still swirling on how great was able to be free after he confessed to kill a woman to police in june. >> police need to be looking at abandoned structures that he could be using and arsons, all in those areas, there are going to be other bodies. reporter: the medical examiner will complete an autopsy on those victims discovered. full res for weeks. hayley: good evening, everyone. another september beauty we've been treated to. of course that means another day without rain, digging ourselves deeper into this drought, but we'll take it. for outdoor activities it's been beautiful. temperatures in the 70's. in the north country about 70 degrees this with high clouds, a beautiful shot there
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the seacoast at 68 degrees. but man, this morning it was kind of cool, wasn't it? look at these temperatures, errol, 32 degrees there. 36 in allenstown. wilmont37. in concord we reached 39. the average low for this time in concord is in the mid 40's, so this was definitely a little of a cool night. look at the high temperatures that we reachedod warmer today even up north, all of of us cracking 70 degrees. in concord we got up to 77 degrees this afternoon. that's where we stand even now. it's 75 in manchester, 70 in rochester, 74 in plymouth. about 70 in whitefield. the winds have been right out of the south today so that's why the temperatures were a little bit warmer. you see the winds up near 14 miles per hour in laconia, but generally speaking it a very
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here are the overnight temperatures tonight, certainly nowhere near as chilly as it was this morning, even up north no worries for frost tonight, in berlin about 42 degrees, 49 laconia, about 45 in concord, we'll be in the low 50's for manchester and into portsmouth. you're going to notice this, within the next two hours or so, as it's rising on the horizon, we have a full moon tonight and it's the full harvest moon, so be sure to check it out. it will be hard t you'll light up the entire sky with how bright it is. totally clear skies, there might be a few fair weather clouds across the sky, but you have to go way out toward indiana, illinois, into the great lakes region to get any rainfall. eventually the systems are going to move closer to us as we get into our sunday, that's our next chance for some wet weather. in the meantime, clear skies, patchy fog, here's today
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and showers start to approach, but tomorrow is a totally dry day, you're good to go for outdoor activity. and late in the day 6:00 p.m. you can see the clouds are just starting to get into tupper valley and northern portions of the state. overnight the clouds will fill in, and by 7:00 a.m. we'll have a few scattered showers moving through. now, i don't think sunday will be a washout. do not cancel your outdoor plans. but have a backup plan, because well have scattered showers and maybe even thunderstorms rolling through. it's not going to be a lot of rain. some places maybe a quarter to a half inch, but we will take what we can get at this point. here are the temperatureses for your saturday, 70's across the state, upper 70's in nashua. a big weekend up at loon mountain, the highland games going on there. we will have some dry times, so it's not a total washout.
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week, so no big weather pattern change to get us more rain. josh: that's a shame, well. thanks very much. four life saving operations all thanks to one lucky group on. jean: the chance encounter that's giving several families new hope. josh: then, the man who held police at bay with a video game controller faced a judge today from a wheelchair.
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jean: a california medical center is performing four kidney transplants between eight people and this all started with a group on. josh: that's because the wife of a man on the transplant list was getting a facial as part of a group on promotion, so she started talking about her life to the specialists and how heartbreaking it was to not be able to donate her kidney to but the specialist was so inspired that she offered up her own kidney. >> because i can. why wouldn't you. >> i was blown away. reporter: furnishes -- turns out that specialist was also able to reach out to other donors, eventually lining up eight people for four transplants, all starting with a group on. jean: some incredible people in our world. and here's another one, one teacher's dedication being
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had no idea, that story is ahead at 5:30. josh: meeting your college roommates for a first time can be awkward, but it's even worse before the demands start before
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>> it is so hard seeing that face after six years since he murdered my son. josh: now at 5:30 a convicted killer faces his victim's family as he asks for a shorter sentence. jean: they posted a horrifying crime on social media. now they know how many years they'll spend in prison. josh: they seven their country but never came home. how new hampshire is remembering the veterans still m.i.a. hayley: more sunshine to start off the weekend, but that changes quick. timing out when rain will move >> no one covers new hampshire like we do. now wmur news 9 at 5:30. josh: tonight a convicted killer is waiting to hear if his sentence will be reduced. the family of had his victim also waiting for that decision. welcome back, i'm josh mcelveen. jean: and i'm jean mackin. it's been almost seven years since cory furgal stabbed
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victim's mother says the pain feels fresh. josh: she spoke to our ray brewer. reporter: it was nearly seven years ago when her 20-year-old son was murdered. laurie geoffroy says she wants to put this case behind her but every time she has to go to one of these hearings it's like she's being punished all over again. with the mother and father of his victim watching, convicted murderer cory furgal walked into court looking to have his sentence reduced. >> it's sod son. report furgal's defense attorney says there are several reasons the sentence is excessive, including furgal's long history of mental illness. >> it was while he was not being treated for this mental illness that mr. furgal committed these acts. reporter: furgal crashed a merrimack halloween party back in 2009. while there he stole an i pod, as furgal was being confronted by angry party goers, some
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vydfol tried to escort furgal off the operate. >> when mr. vydfol bear hugged him, he was aoperated and he pulled -- he was afraid. >> it's clear that this was a crime of anger, that the defendant used the knife out of anger. reporter: the attorney general prosecuted the only case, she agrees that the sentence is severe but says it's warranted given the fact that furgal had 12 prior crimina before committing murder. >> he was given every opportunity, told you will do this or else, and he continued to commit more crimes. reporter: as for the victim's mother, she hopes the judges leave the sentence alone. >> when my son chris was murdered, he had no rights, he has no appeals, he has no parole. reporter: the panel took the matter under advisement, it's
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ruling. she says a letter expressing remorse from furgal won't bring her son back but would help. jean: sentencing today for a man and woman convictedded of sexually assaulting a table girl and then posting a recording of it on snap chat. the crime happened behind a massachusetts elementary school in 2014. in court today the prosecution called the actions of the two a targeted vicious attack with no courthouse, the aunt of one of the defendants said this was not the case. >> she's very sorry, i don't think she realizes how she got here either. jean: both of the defendants have been sentenced to four to five years in prison, nay will also are to serve three years of probation. and today the man accused in a gas station standoff in rehoboth, massachusetts faced a judge, benjamin kimball was
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the 38-year-old faces charges in connection with a nearly five-hour standoff with police at a cumberland farms. police say he was in his s.u.v. at the gas pump when he threatened to blow up the gas station and claimed he had a gun, which turned out to be a video game controller. he's facing several charges including attempted arson of a gas station. josh: the man suspect of robbing a manchester bank after casing a second branch is behind bars at this hour. manchester police say surveillance to an an address on merrimack, brady will be charged and arraigned next week. recognizing the sacrifice made by prisoners of war and those still missing, today marks national pow-mia day. several veterans and active members of the armed forces were also present, and the ceremony served as a kickoff of a program
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>> this is our grand kickoff for a nine-week, nine-community program series called community stories. josh: over 50 programs are planned throughout the granite state over the next nine weeks tone game veterans as well as civilians. jean: a laconia high school teacher walked into a school assembly to a big surprise and we were there as he was made new hampshire's teacher of the year. tate aldrich getting all the applause, it's his 8th year teaching at laconia high school. students, parents and faculty say he does exceptional work not just in the classroom but challenging everyone to engage in extra curriculars as well. >> i want to remind everybody that the award is not really about me, it's about laconia. since i graduated from here i'm both a part and a product of the
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jean: aldrich's parents were also in the gym for the announcement, he says there's no better award to winning than going home and grading some papers on a friday night. how about that, big congratulations to him. very well done. josh: very nice. a crucial pipeline problem could mean higher gas prices for much of the east coast. but it shouldn't raise costs in new hampshire. we'll explain why after the break. jean: after close to a century, one local paper is preparing its last edition, why the citizen is shutting down. hayley: such us woke up to temperatures right around freezing this morning. won't be quite as cold tonight. your forecast coming up. josh: you like fair food? one chef takes it so seriously toibilities thing he serves at
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jean: video of the closing bell provided by the new york stock exchange. the dow dropping 88 points. as for our average gas prices, heading into the weekend nationally averaging 2.18 a gallon. here in new hampshire we're at 2.13. looks like much of the east coast could see higher gas
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but we could be spared right here. josh: the colonial pipeline runs from houston to new york but has been shut down after a leak was found in a rural area. it already spilled a quarter million gallons of gasoline. it won't be fixed until next week, leaving suppliers scrambling to find alternate shipping. the higher prices are not expected to reach as far as new hampshire. triple a says our area has other pipelines that ke can turn to. jean: laconia's citizen newspaper is closing down. the c.e.o. of the parent company says the paper's website has plenty of readers, but there just isn't enough ad revenue to stay in the business. the company says it will help employees find new jobs. its other papers including the eagle times of claremont and the champion in newport will keep publishing. the citizen's last issue will be september 30th. josh: a new generation of apple has been releasedded today, the iphone 7 and 7 plus went on sale this morning.
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country, some for days to get their hands on the device which with is in short supply. apple says it sold all available iphone 7 plus models through preorders. in case you're wondering the latest iphone is a water resistant and it doesn't have a head phone jack, apparently. samsung says it will have new galaxy note 7's in stores by next wednesday. it's rushing out the new mod tomorrow replies the first note 7's after reports of batteries catching on fire. samsung problem and is offer credits and other incentives to make unhappy customers happy again. jean: plenty of people had a pad roommate at some point, but most problems don't start until after you meet. josh: that's not the case for some college freshmen, up next we'll tell but the e-mails that has a campus buzzing. jean: and what a finish at fenway last night as the red sox walk off with a win over the
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jennifer: just ahead at 6:00, there is rain in the forecast, but not enough to ease extreme drought conditions. the extra steps the state is now asking all residents to take. and a sorryious crash in loudon shut down a busy road for hours. several people including children injured and taken to th when i first found out that carl had been using heroin on and off for a year.
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and that was the worst day of my life. annie kuster is leading the fight regarding this opioid epidemic. she's trying to do everything she can to get laws changed. so this doesn't happen again. she's definitely a leader. i just love annie.
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today the reebok reach the beach relay kicked off at bretton woods. teams will run 200 miles through the white mountains and will finish at hampton beach state park. jamie and our photographer are on a team that's running today. >> good luck to them. the red sox continue their four-game series with the yankees tonight at fenway park. clay buchholz will pitch for boston, it's it a 7:10 last night hanley ramirez hit a three-run walkoff home run in the bottom of the 9th with two outs to win it. sox now lead baltimore by two games in the division, and the yankees fall five games back. the granite bowl returns to memorial field this weekend, as the u.n.h. and dartmouth football teams square off in hanover saturday night at 7:00. new hampshire holds a slim lead in the all-time series, 19 wins, 17 losses, and two ties. but the big green haven't beaten
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tonight at 6:00. make sure you join us tonight at 11:00 for week three of the friday night football report. 20 games across the state, like winner done -- in college football on wmur this saturday, three good once, florida state at louisville, oregon at nebraska is your 3:30 game, then the nightcap u.s.c. and stanford. that josh: a roommate dispute at ucla has gone viral partly because these roommates haven't even met each other yet. jean: the introductionler that has all the other students buzzing. >> school is starting here at ucla and the students are buzzing about the e-mails from perhaps the most demanding freshman in history. i want to get some students to read part of these e-mails. >> i want the deive that's near
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>> just know that i'm taking one. >> and totally the top bunk. >> i won't be in the mood for any arguing or nonsense. >> if you could turn it into a bigger situation, so don't try me. >> here's the kicker. >> sorry, but not sorry for the attitude, this is great. reporter: to them the girl's reply to roommate x with with this, they say we appreciate that you are letting us know your preferences, but, girl, we haven't even met yet, and i'm not here to fight but, but i'm not goi talk to me like that. >> throwing it back on the line. >> fighting fire with fire. i don't mind starting over, i'm not that much of a people person. i'm also really chill too. i'm like a ticking time bomb. >> that's kind of scary. jean: yes, really scary. nick watt reporting there.
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author of the noaft has not arrived yet. josh: they didn't say which bunks or closets they wound up getting. ucla says it is working with all students to try to find a resolution. jean: someone has a lot to learn in college, a lot. greek food, music and culture are on the list of things to do this weekend. josh: preparations for this starts months in ends with 4,000 pounds of lamb shank. organizers say it a way to stay in touch with greek traditions. >> certainly greeks back in historical times was the leader of the world and what have you and inventor of politics, inventor of democracy here in america, so we try to think
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all the money raised goes to the church and local charities. josh: high land games are under way right now too, an annual event at loon mountain, one of the largest gatherings of scottish clans in the united states, about 25,000 people are expected to enjoy the music, dancing, and heavy athletics like carrying the stone, or the stone carry. for schedule and ticket prices, go to the escape outside section of wmur.com. hayley: wow what a weekend here in new hampshire. can you go get your greek treats at gleny then go up to loob loon and work it off. take a look at the forecast. if you're planning ongoing to glendy, tonight it will be cool quickly, temperatures will fall into the 60's, as soon as the sunsets here, and falling eventually into the 50's too. saturday sunny, dry. on sunday maybe some spotty showers, but if you have any
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be good to government these are going to be spotty showers, it's not a washout of a day on sunday. here's a live look right now in conway, 69 degrees, totally clear skies there, a couple of fair weather clouds. a beautiful shot from portsmouth there where it's 68 degrees. the winds moving around a little more out of the southeast at 17 miles per hour. here's the latest on the satellite and radar, and maybe a few of those fair weather clouds moving across the sky,ut it's going to be a chilly night. not quite as cool as this morning, where many of us were waking up in the 30's. but with high pressure parked on top of us that will keep the skies clear, it will diminish the winds overnight so the cool air will settle back in again. looking for some rain and you have to go out toward the west mere, and eventually this storm system will start to move closer to us. it's going to take its time, so that means we'll get out one more sunny day tomorrow before the rain starts to move in.
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now, we're pretty much all in the 70's. 77 in concord, about 75 manchester and nashua, 70 in whitefield, now down to 69 in the great north woods. so here's how things go tonight. quickly the temperaturesp. befo. >> there's better places it could have gone, but i'm not administration. jennifer: and controversy over the new scoreboard at u.n.h., the concerns from students all the way to the governor about
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now wmur news 9 at 6:00. jennifer: a warning from the department of environmental services as the drought conditions expand. the state now urging everyone to use less water regardless of what area you live in. good evening, everyone, i'm jennifer vaughn. josh: i'm josh mcelveen. water levels in lakes and stroams have dropped to levels never seen before. kristen carosa live now at lake massabesic with more on the
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reporter: we're told lake massabesic has dropped nearly four feet, it's caused boat launches to be closed because the levels are so low. the drought is affecting many parts of the state and now everyone is being asked to conserve water. manchester's largest water supply is dropping, a voluntary water restriction is being considered by the city. >> our lake level is at an unprecedented minus 49.5 inches. i looked at data for the this low. reporter: according to d.e.s., stream flow and ground water levels are at all-time lows and conditions are getting worse. a new drought map shows the areas of extreme, severe and moderate drought expanding. some areas are down 10 to 20 inches of rain. it's affecting private wells and community water systems. >> it's hard to say whether we'll see improvements or not, but i would say for people to plan. reporter: governor hassan spoke with d.e.s., state and federal agencies and local

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