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believe this was an act of terror. tom: now at 11:00, terror investigation, the suspect in the new york and new jersey explosions now facing charges, his high bail as he remains hospitalized. shelley: and what is being done to keep thousands of race fans safe this weekend. >> planning for safety and security is a yearlong process. mike: after some welcome rain today, toasty temps make a comeback. how warm it gets tomorrow tom: the drug crisis taking center stage at the white house, how one new hampshire family is using their daughter's story to help fight the epidemic. announcer: no one covers new hampshire like we do. now wmur news 9 tonight. shelley: starting tonight at 11:00, the man accused in a series of explosions now facing charges. good evening to you, i'm shelley walcott. tom: i'm tom griffith. that man now charged with
wounded in a shootout with police. abc's elizabeth hur reports from lyndon, new jersey. elizabeth: good evening to you, the scene of the shootout behind me. it is still taped off and is still considered a crime scene with investigators looking at evidence and the f.b.i. still investigating, we're told more charges are pending. the search for ahmad khan rahami ended at this new jersey bar with him blooded and these two officers wounded. all three are recovering from nonlife threatening injuries. >> oh, man, it was wild. elizabeth: the bar's owner found the suspect sleeping in the hallway and called police. when an officer approached -- >> within a matter of seconds, the suspect fired on him. he had his vest on and he was hit in his vest. that saved him. elizabeth: rahami fled on foot
>> we heard shots. >> people were screaming. elizabeth: the injured rahami on the ground brought down by law enforcement. this powerful blast that rocked a manhattan neighborhood. the next night, five pipe bombs were found at this new jersey train station as michael jackson police tried to disarm them, surveillance cameras found him planting the new york city saturday night and later caught him at a second location where this second unexploded bomb recovered. he worked at his family restaurant american fried chicken beneath the family's second floor apartment. the f.b.i. found more explosive devices when they searched the apartment. investigators are now looking into the suspects background and his travel history including his visit to afghanistan two years ago to help zero in on a motive and to see if he truly acted alone.
shelley: here in new hampshire, people are to report anything suspicious to authorities. new hampshire motor speedway, safety is the top priority for race weekend and wmur's mike cronin joins us live with how the track is preparing for the big crowd, mike. mike: several hundred fans are already here tonight in campers and thousands more are expected in the coming days from across the we're only days away from drivers starting their engines at the new england 300, but some fans can't wait for race weekend. new hampshire motor speedway say fans started arriving on saturday while fans are here to enjoy themselves, the track is focused on keeping them safe. >> planning for safety and security is a year-long process for us. we work with local, state, and federal law enforcement to develop our safety plan.
minnesota have cast a focus on safety at large events across america. with nearly 100,000 race fans expected this weekend in loudon, the track relies on guidance from safety officials. >> for the safety of our fans, we will not and cannot discuss the details of our safety plans. mike: state leaders have determined there is no known connection between new hampshire and the terror attacks. still they are asking people to be >> we have been in contact with d.h.s. and the governor has been in contact with all of us to determine steps being taken. a lot of activity is going on, some you will see and some you won't. mike: the speedway is looking forward to another fun race weekend making final preparations for the big crowds. >> we always suggest to our fans, if you see something, say something. we want to make sure when our fans come out to the races this weekend, they're able to enjoy themselves and all of the
speedway. mike: if you see anything suspicious, you're asked to call your local police department or call 911. mike cronin, wmur news 9. tom: an orlando judge has approved the release of hundreds of 911 calls related to the orlando nightclub shooting. the judge dismiss aid lawsuit from the city of orlando that tried to stop the release. the city argued that they were exempt from the state's public record law. 49 people killed and 53 hospitalized after a gunman opened fire inside the pulse nightclub. shelley: switching gears to talk about the weather now, strong downpours were a welcome sight in parts of the granite state today. there is the view in manchester. warm, 69 dress, muggy, actually. we saw some much needed rain throughout the day. and chief meterologist mike haddad is here with all of the rain totals. mike: impressive tallies across southern new hampshire, shelley, rain most of the summer falling in the northern
out there today. notice a lot of the bright greens indicating the heaviest rainfall lining up over southern new hampshire including parts of the region in and around the areas north and west of peterborough, wall instead and wall pole and up through concord through manchester approaching in addition with a and parts south and west, three inches of rain in and around jaffrey, just under 2 two inches in concord. we were to see another three or four events over the next few weeks, we would work out of the extreme drought. with the rain pulling away, do we see any more steady rain between now and the end of this week. how much warmer does it get tomorrow. all of that straight ahead. tom: into the newsroom now, state police sigh a bicyclist is dead after being hit by a vehicle in charlestown. lance torrey was cycling in the breakdown lane on route 12
northbound lane and hit by a car near the intersection of route 12 a. torrey was taken to the hospital where he died. route 12 was closed for about four hours tonight. manchester police investigating a car versus pedestrian crash. it happened near the shell station on hanover street. a man was hit by a car and taken to the hospital with serious but not life threatening issues. right now no charges have been filed. shelley: new hampshire was represented at the white house today where children to drug overdoses were invited to share they're heart ache and solutions to the drug crisis. president obama is asking congress to authorize $1.1 billion to help fund prevention and treatment. funding experts say it is a matter of life or death. wmur's jean mackin has the story of a newton family taking their story to the national stage. jean: next week will mark two years since the griffins lost
her story to prevent other families from going through this. parents brought their pain to the table at the white house. they all lost children to the opioid crisis and all want change including pamela and doug griffin from newton. >> our daughter courtney isn't coming home. we can do a lot to save others lives. jean: they lost their daughter to a heroin overdose in 2014. to a heroin overdose in 2014. they say they struggled to find coverage for it. they made their heart ache public holding memorials and launching their own nonprofit to help others and speaking to a national drug czar about funding to put the act into action. >> we're doing this because there wasn't help for our daughter, but there is help for the other addicts who need it. >> while we're doing everything that we can, that congress needs to appropriate more money for treatment. it's the single biggest issue that we hear from parents, from law enforcement officers, from
have enough treatment capacity in the united states. jean: tom vilsack says he is focused on getting treatment to rural areas. the >> addiction is a disease like any others and we need to be more aggressive in our capacity to provide long-term treatment. jean: her parents hope to open a farm where they can learn about life. they urge people to volunteer in some way and to >> we hosted a church service once a month for addicts and their families. that's becoming a growing trend in our area. a lot of churches are joining in. we get 10 people a month that come. it's needed. it doesn't cost anybody anything. jean: as congress considers funding an average of 78 people die each day in the u.s. from opioid overdoses. new hampshire predicts 482 people will die here this year.
mackin, wmur news 9. tom: a new hampshire hospital looking for a chief medical officer. d.h.h.s. did not say why he is leaving but it comes after an ongoing controversy surrounding that state contract for staff at the state facility. folks released a statement saying in part i have made the difficult decision to leave my position as chief medical officer. the officials to support the long-term relationship between the new hampshire hospital and the department of psychiatry of dartmouth hitchcock for the benefit of the citizens of new hampshire. shelley: well, questions still remain in how snowplow the whale died before washing up in rye back in june. they went over what crews did well as they worked to remove the whale from the beach during a debrief today and looked at what could have been done
mammal rescue team want to create a statewide protocol to be better prepared if another whale washes ashore. >> and if a whale does wash ashore, how we can more effectively get the job done, work together, get the animal necropsied and disposed of in a quick fashion. shelley: officials don't know what killed the whale. the aquarium is waiting for results. tom: still curious about what caused that coming up on news 9 tonight, the new hampshire shelter saving the lives of dozens of animals and how you can help. shelley: and good news for one wyndham family, the new drug just approved that could change their son's life. mike: quite a few clouds with the rain today of course and the sun makes a return in a big way on tuesday as the temperatures take off. how long the summer feel will
bursting at the seem with puppies and kittens. tom: the shelter took in a staggering 40 animals and 27 more dogs and cats have come in. kennels are stacked in the office area, the bathrooms, every inch of floor space is being used. since our story aired on friday, donations has been pouring in as well. hundreds of pounds of dog and cat food, pillows and thousands of dollars has been donated. >> we service about 32 different towns, so we have animals coming in from regard, we need to make sure we can properly care for them. everybody gets a full medical work-up and everything we can possibly do to get them adopted. tom: purr rinna one brand, cash and cleaning supplies are needed too. shelley: some good news for a wyndham family today, a drug that could change the life of their son who is living with a
there was lots of laughter in the mullaly household today, the wyndham family getting news they have waited months to hear. their son connor who is autistic is also living with duchenne muscular distrophy. a drug they hope will change the quality of their life was finally approved by the food and drug administration. >> it's such a milestone, monumental, the entire community i shelley: it's a degenerative muscle wasting disease. kids end up in a wheelchair in their teen years and they often pass away in their early 20's. kira mullaly hopes to have a drug to slow the disease down. >> we don't want him to lose the ability to hug and to walk and run and dance. shelley: earlier this year, the entire family traveled to f.d.a. advisory hearings in washington, d.c. and listened
benefited from taking the drug. the critics say they just don't want to give families false hope until more studies could be done. the mullalies believe the new drug will be the gateway to other treatments that could help connor. >> are you excited? you don't look it? [laughter] shelley: the family hopes connor will be able to take treatments within two years and today, they're celebrating something they can only once dream with their son. >> it is a good day. we're thrilled and we're happy and it's amazing and we just, we can't wait for the rest to be able, too. shelley: we do wish them well. again, it could take as long as two years for a version of this drug to be available for connor mullaly. tom: florida's governor has just announced that a neighborhood once hit with the zika virus is now zika-free. governor rick scott lifted a travel ban in wynwood today
the c.d.c. is still urging pregnant women to consider postponing travel to all of miami dade county including the wynwood area. mike, the last few days of summer coming up. mike: counting it down. tom: thursday is the start of fall. mike: it has to happen. sometimes fall can deliver some good weather, we'll see if it happens. always interesting to see how we play from late september in sometimes warm, sometimes a blast of cool air. now quite a few clouds and fog. visibility down to 1/16 of a mile out there at the coast. the fog has settled in. allow some extra time as you're traveling out and about through early tomorrow morning. a few sprinkles through portions of new hampshire including in and around the lakes region. a lot of those are ready to dry up in time. what is not drying up, the
out there. we have that to contend with tomorrow morning. the bulk of the rain is gone. from one to three inches did fall early, early this morning till the present time from the lakes region and points south right over the drought stricken areas. so good news in terms of the drought, a little dent in it today, still have a ways to go to get out of that rainfall deficit that still sits at close to 45 to 50% since the first of the year in manchester. low 60's north. mid to upper 70's in and around the state capitol in concord. the dew point remains high. it's quite muggy out there. that is leading to allow cloudiness and the fog. on the humid side tomorrow morning, the dew point will drop tomorrow morning, so slightly less humid. we get to wednesday and a noticeable change. it will still be warm, but the dew point down to 43 means it's much more comfortable out this for outdoor activities for the mid part of the week. by the way, wednesday, last
53 overnight low up north, on average around 60, 63 in central and southern new hampshire, a little bit cooler in the upper valley. there is still a lot of summer to be had in terms of the temperatures from the ohio valley through the midwest stretching through the central and southern plains. the big t in dallas, 100 and 86 at this late hour of the evening but a lot of the warmth building up toward chicago will spill in here later thi temperatures well above the average. a little bit of drizzle early tomorrow morning and quickly developing sun by the late morning, the latest into the afternoon. more sunshine on wednesday and more on thursday before a few clouds roll in later on in the day. in terms of the high temperatures tomorrow will be well above what we were today. upper 70's at the shoreline.
for you, tropical storm karl is spinning, top winds 45 miles an hour. as it approaches bermuda by thursday into friday, a big trough of low pressure will dig through the northeast dropping our temperatures significantly and that should help kick hurricane karl at that time well out to sea to our east. again, fall arrives thursday morning, still in the low 10's in parts of southern new hampshire. still quite warm on friday, a few the northern half of the state. any shower giving clearing quickly on saturday. it will turn colder on sunday. we could be seeing a high of 61 or 62 for the second half of the weekend, the first weekend of fall. tom: does bermuda need to worry about old karl? mike: keep an eye on it. a couple of days to lock it in. they have to be on guard. a better shot there than along the east coast. tom: we're watching that
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staton and news 9 sports. jamie: the season is winding down big time and the red sox are turning the screws on the competition. they swept the yankees in a four-game series and they came out swinging in baltimore tonight. man, do they look good right now. sox and orioles starting a four-game series, the possible american league m.v.p. continues his onslaught, mookie betts, a two-run homer, 31 on the year, 108 r.b.i., 2-0.
fourth. mark trumbo with a double that scores manny machado, making it 2-1. more from the sox in the fifth. look at that swing a no doubter, david ortiz a two-run homer. 118 r.b.i., sox up 5-1. another great job on the hill by rick porcello who strikes out matt wieters in the seventh, michael bourn in the eighth inning. a complete game, four hitter, throwing 89 pitches b lead in the a.l. east division. good stuff. patriots are not closing the door on the possibility of quarterback jimmy garoppolo playing in thursday night's game against the houston texans. it seems like a bit of a long shot. that's great news after what we thought last night. the injured shoulder does not appear to be as bad as originally looked. there is a good chance he could play in week four against the bills. he was driven to the turf by
sprained the a.c. joint in his throwing shoulder. the pats have not made any move to add another quarterback to their roster. >> he is a competitor. he'll do whatever he can around the clock to get ready for this weekend and wherever he is going to play next. he is a tough kid. he is italian so i don't count him out. jamie: amendola, a couple of touchdowns yesterday. in new hampshire, high school field bedford goal. emma slapped it in. it was 1-0 little green. late in the first, bedford on the corner and ann marie fires one from up top and scores, 1-1. that's your final, the game ends in a 1-1 tie. dana harrity is competing in the u.s. senior women's golf championship. she defeated lynn anderson of minnesota 5-3 in the first round of match play. she is on to the round of 32.
9:35. two golfers from new england are through to the round of 32. the other is from massachusetts. it's race weekend in new hampshire, the new england 300 goes green at new hampshire motor speedway 2:00 sunday. this is the second race in the chase for the nascar sprint cup which is nascar's playoff system. 16 drivers in the playoffs and will be narrowed down to 12 after the first three races. no one had a tougher day yesterday than chris beuscher, he finished 28thve we asked him about his strategy coming to new hampshire. chris: new hampshire is definitely a place where you can hustle a little bit more and get more out of a racecar. we got to watch out for brake temperature, brake heat. use a lot of brake there and have the potential to burn down a right front tire. we're going to be aggressive there, but we need to be aware of that situation.
haddad, the driver of the taddad ford taurus racecar will be at the raceway signing autographs, the truck race is saturday, sunday new england 300 at 2:00. no, mike will be live at the speedway to help us get our coverage kicked off on wednesday. tom: i hear he drives a smart car. stephanie: he tears out of re driver. tom: still to come on news 9 tonight. shelley: how one military dad surprised his triplets. afoot and light-hearted i take to the open road. healthy, free, the world before me,
the east and the west are mine. the north and the south are mine. all seems beautiful to me. when i first found out that carl had been using heroin on and off for a year. i immediately thought not my son. i found him in his bathroom with a syringe still in his hand 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.
shelley: a set of triplets from arkansas got a special surprise out bowling. tom: they thought their military dad wouldn't be home until next week. master sergeant bryan johnson spent the last four months in afghanistan and yesterday as they knocked down the pins, the johnson triplets got a big surprise. their dad home early. that is awesome. shelley: that is awesome. thanks so much for joining us
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she's on our side, but on our rights, she's squarely with donald trump: trump: planned parenthood should absolutely be defunded. vo: ayotte agrees, voting six times to do just that - defund planned parenthood. and both oppose our right to safe and legal abortion. ayotte: i certainly think that roe should be overturned... trump: ...there has to be some form of punishment. matthews: for the woman? trump: yeah, there has to be some form. vo: ayotte and trump: wrong for new hampshire women. senate majority pac is responsible for the