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seats there was a very loud crash and explosion outside. tom: that's how passengers are describing a deadly commuter train crash. now, the train's engineer is facing some serious questions. mike: dry for now, but that will change as we move into the weekend. tom: donald trump takes on what many say is the number one issue in our state. how he says he'll stop heroin from pouring into new hampshire. shelley: but this veteran didn't let that stop him. what's pushing him to keep moving forward to help others. tom: the state's highest court is reversing it's earlier decision and is now upholding the state's rape shield law. it means the sexual history of murder victim lizzi marriot will remain sealed during her convicted killer's appeal. good evening. i'm tom griffith. shelley: and i'm shelley walcott. marriott's family is applauding the ruling. and as wmur's jean mackin
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for future cases as well. >jean victim's rights : organizations call the ruling here at the state supreme court groundbreaking, protecting sexual assault victims and protecting the state's rape shield law. the state's highest court ruled to keep the sexual history of murder victim lizzi marriott private, reversing its own earlier decision that would have unsealed documents to be used in her killer's appeal. >> today, we learned that the itself and to maintain all of lizzie's sealed information under seal through the duration through the appeal, which is what we had hoped for and asked for so we are very happy with the result. jean: unh student lizzi marriott was murdered in 2012 seth mazzaglia was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life in prison his attorneys requested information about marriott's past be released for the appeal. her family, the attorney general's office, state leaders
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designed to protect victims from having to reveal their sexual histories. >> we believe it was the right thing for the new hampshire supreme court to stay in line with the other 49 states and protect this victim's rights >> advocacy groups, not just in nh but all across the country, were waiting to see what decision would come down from the supreme court in new hampshire. jean: legal analyst kirsten wilson says ri victims. >> i think why there was such outcry around the naiton because it would've set back victims' rights and really set a precedent that would terrify victims from coming forward. jean: the attorney general's office told us it has no comment and no reaction yet from seth mazzaglia's attorney. in concord jean mackin wmur news9. tom: tonight, the engineer who was behind the controls of a
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more than a hundred people were injured and one person was killed in the accident. as abc's ray raimundi reports ntsb investigators are now trying to figure out what happened. rate: the historic train station now a mass of mangled metal, concrete, and glass, after this jam-packed passenger train rammed the commuter platform that was supposed to be its last stop. >> you just heard like a ka-boom. the whole place shook. >> i saw a couple of gentlemenbl some were covered in, i guess, debris. rate: incoming trains are restricted to a speed of 10 miles per hour. but this train struck with such massive force that it jumped the steel-reinforced platform, smashing down columns, and caving in the glass roof. >> train just didn't stop. >> it went over the bumper block, basically through the air, traveled another 40 feet and came to a rest when it hit
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than 100 injured in major train accident in hoboken. commuters crowded into the front cars took the worst of the brutal impact. >> they were pulling people out, people were jumping out, cuts and bruises. ray: dozens of ambulances from across the state rushed the many injured to hospital, some needing surgery. the train engineer, 48-year-old thomas gallagher, has been released from the hospital and is said to be cooperating with investigators. >> speed, and braking. ray: the one fatality was 34-year-old fabiola bittar de kroon, who lived in hoboken. of the injured are expected to survive, the train also had video recorders at both ends. but because of the unstable condition of the terminal, investigators don't know exactly when they'll recover those. ray raimundi, abc news, hoboken, new jersey. shelley: tonight, the man
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gideon karasi was convicted of several charges that included attempted murder for the february attack. prosecutors had asked for 30-years to life in prison. today a judge sentenced karasi to a minimum of 25 years in prison. and said he's shocked the victim survived. tom: a woman will spend a year in jail for her role in the attempted robbery of a 65-year-old in manchester. the victim pulled a gun and shot one of her attackers. today, donna powers spoke at the sentencing of amanda gurley on a charge of conspiracy to commit robbery. >> without question, you are a threat and a danger to the general public and especially to seniors like me who you see as easy targets. tom: prosecutors say gurley helped her brother get to medical help after he got shot. he survived and is facing charges as well. gurley apologized in court to powers saying she's battled addiction and her life spiraled out of control after the death of her mother.
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drug crisis, and the warning now going out to first responders about a new version of fentanyl that's even more deadly than the original. furanyl fentanyl comes from china. the powder is so fine it can become airborne or it can be dissolved as a nasal spray. the state is sending a bulletin to all first responders warning it can be deadly if inhailed, or absorbed through the skin. >> it was a little concerning to me that its changed in form in some respects and that its fe first responders, to me that's the more concerning part shelley: so far, this new form of fentanyl has not been found in new hampshire. first responders we spoke to say they hope it doesn't show up here but they want to be ready if it does. tom: for the second day in a row, the presidential campaign trail ran through new hampshire. hundreds traveled to bedford to hear donald trump speak at the sportsplex. his focus today, what he calls the hillary clinton money trail
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in bedford to start our commitment 2016 coverage tonight. cherise: in a one on one interview with news 9, trump sounded off on political ads targeting his treatment toward women, and also denied any wrongdoing in regards to accusations he violated the embargo with cuba in the late 1990's. >> thank you, thank you very much. su g winning the primary here back in donald trump addressed february, supporters in the granite state. at the beginning addressing the state's crisis with addiction. >> we're going to build that wall and we're going to stop that heroin from pouring in. cherise: it's an issue he also brought up to news 9 political director josh mcelveen in a one-on-one interview before thursday's rally. >> this beautiful place where the biggest problem they have is the drugs coming in and the heroin coming in and it comes in from the southern border and i
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we're going to stop it. cherise: the crackdown on immigration was one of the reasons supporters say they back trump. >> i think his policy on banning the immigrants and the refugees until they can be properly vetted is good and it should open up more jobs. cherise: meantime, several protesters standing outside the sportsplex in bedford urged the candidate to release his taxes and spoke of his treatment toward women. >> i've never felt this strongly in an election in my life and i just can't imagine that kind of a man representing our country, it just blows my mind. cherise: trump says any portrayal of him disrespecting women is simply not true. >> nobody has more respect for women than i do and i think one of the reasons we're leading is because of the women. cherise: bedford police estimate about 850 people attended today's rally.
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hillary clinton spent the day in the battleground state of iowa. she made stops at 10:00 cities -- 10 cities in the hawkeye state as early in-person voting began. clinton held a speech in des moines where she focused on child care. and at an airport in illinois , she said that she won't be raising taxes on the middle class. >> the middle class is the social and economic engine of our country. my pledge has been that i will not raise taxes on the middle class and i have defined i i making less that $250,000. shelley: clinton's campaign is trying to follow president obama's strategy of getting voters in battleground states to the polls early. tom: new details, about the man shot and killed by police coming up on news 9 tonight. shelley: this as his family is now speaking out for the first time.
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mope about it, or you can get up and get going and keep moving forward in life. tom: a veteran that almost lost his life while serving, pushes forward. coming up, what he says keeps him going. mike: rain to our south crawling towards new hampshire when the first showers arrive first showers arrive plus the w during vietnam i served on an aircraft carrier in the gulf of tonkin. after i lost my job, i slept out here with other vets. you never think you'll end up here, until you do. with affordable housing. and she's helped connect vets with jobs so they can get back on track. that means a lot to me. and i want to say, "thank you, annie." i'm annie kuster and i approve this message. i think my strongest asset, maybe by far, is my temperament. i'd like to punch him in the face, i'll tell you. i would bomb the [bleep] out of 'em.
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and you can tell them to go [bleep] themselves. get him out of here! get him out of here! get the hell out of here! priorities usa action is responsible
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shelley: the family of the unarmed black man shot and killed by police in southern california are calling for justice. tom: the mother of alfred olango is also asking protestors to remain peaceful and no destroy any property. authorities say olango took what appeared to be a shooting stance, and now reveal that what officers thought was a weapon was a vape smoking device. >> help us correct this. let us be in one system of justice. treat everyone with justice. treat everyone with justice. if you support me and my family, i don't want to go to war. tom: federal authorities say they tried to deport olango twice but his home country of uganda refused ot take him back. immigration officials say he had been convicted on drug and firearms charges. shelley: tonight, we are now learning that federal investigators have joined the investigation into linda carman's disappearance. police in rhode island say they will join vermont, massachusetts
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carman's 22-year-old son, nathan carman who was rescued after a week at sea, is disputing allegations that his boat may have been unsafe. officials from several agencies are planning to meet this monday. tom: well's fargo's ceo faced harsh criticism about the companies sales practices. ceo john stumpf was pressed about what he knew about the companies creation of two million unauthorized accounts, . he remained on the defensive and told lawmake but some lawmakers fired back. >> i am full committed to fixing this issue, strengthening our culture, and taking the necessary steps and actions to restore our customers' trust. . >> fraud is fraud, theft is theft and what happened at wells fargo over the course of many years cannot be described any other way. tom: stumpf says that the bank is now expanding its review of accounts and will evaluate
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president obama has signed a short-term funding bill to keep the government from shutting down tomorrow. the funding bill gives lawmakers another 10 weeks before they have to reach an agreement on funding for the rest of the budget year. the bill signed by the president today provides over a billion dollars to address the zika crisis and it has 500 million dollars to help louisiana flood victims. shelley: now to a story of courage, and motivation. a retired army sff his country but against the odds, he lived, and now travels the coutry telling his story, retired united states army staff sergeant travis mills has a very casual way of describing the day his life changed forever. >> i just had one bad day at work. shelley: in 2012, mills was on his third tour of duty in afghanistan. with the 82nd airborne. he was only 24-years-old when he stepped on an improvised
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for the very first time from medical sedation, on my 25th birthday. :44. shelley: against the odds, mills survived, and is now one of only 5 quadruple amputees from the wars in iraq and afghanistan. he struggled through painful and stressful rehabilitation determined to regain enough strength to live his life to the fullest. >> there's two options you really have when you come to that conclusion, you can either sit here and mope about it, or keep moving forward in life. and i wasn't just going to sit there. my daughter was still looking up to me. she was six months old at the time, i was still going to be her dad. my wife said she wasn't going to leave me, when i told her you might as well take everything and go. and there's just no reason why i should let this get me down. shelley: and today, mills lives with a zest for life. marked by a wicked sense of humor. >> hold on to it tight. ok now just hold that.
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called "as tough as they come." talking about his journey as a quadruple amputee. he also founded the travis mills foundation, a nonprofit organization, and travels the country raising funds to benefit and assist wounded and injured veterans and their families. mills addressed a crowd at newmarket high school, telling them about his experiences during the war, and adjusting to life after his injuries. hoping to spread the message that life is a gift to be appreciated, no matter what. >> so many men and women have died for this country fighting freedoms. i think it would be a real slap in the face and a selfish move if i with my family. shelley: for more information on travis mills's foundation or his book, head to his website. we've posted a link on wmur.com. he is incredible. mike: all wrapped in every word. we've got changes. we start to see a system that has been stuck for two or three days finally getting close. emmys changes for the weekend.
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off in the distance. you see the fall foliage beginning to show up. splashes of color, 20% in many spots. in other sports -- in many spots, oliver new hampshire. we may see a one a two-week span of foliage this time around. temperatures renown the cool side 40's for many overnight. right around 50 along the coastline. clouds will be chasing the sunshine from south to north during the course of the afternoon. we could see a little bit of sun early in southern new hampshire are on average, will be talking about an overcast skies. a couple of those showers now
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england coast. may make its way into the southern part of the state. as for the steady rain, just to the south of that, that works in tomorrow night and early saturday. with ths upper-level stuck in place, that means occasional showers here or there, right through sunday and even early next week. for tonight and made his dry coming the bit of patchy flaw -- patchy fog, some high clouds as well. showers, mainly south of concord . a good part of the day and evening. occasional bands of rain. the call the intensity yet. it's going to be quite chilly come only in the 50's for highs on saturday area as for tomorrow, right around 60.
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overcast developing and a couple of showers late. it will remain dry along the north. that is when it will be the warmest during the day tomorrow. saturday, statewide locked in the 50's. occasional showers and maybe even a couple of downpours. on the tropics, starting early next week, the track on matthew now a minimum hirth -- hurricane becomes interesting as it news the bahamas early next week. right now, is tracking off to the west at 10 to 15 hour. after sunday, it starts to turn to the north. if this track holds and it sits at the bahamas early on tuesday, it certainly bears watching along east coast for the end of next week. we will keep tabs on that as we go through the weekend. i advise you to stay tuned. the last time a tropical storm/hurricane hit the east coast was back on 1894. it just does not happen often at
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ahead. it just means that he can happen on a rare occasion and we have to watch it. tom: very good. let's head over to jamie to find out what is heading -- happening in sports. jamie: david ortiz, his final
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jamie: college football tonight uconn at number 6 houston. under a minute remaining in the 1st half, bryant shirreffs back to pass, connect thomas breaks free, cuts back against the grain and finds the end zone for a 62-yard touchdown. uconn down 28-7 at the half. houston's only loss all of last season was to uconn. but no problem tonight. cougars win. and looking ahead to the weekend in nh college football, dartmouth plays on friday night, and they are on national television. the big green will host penn on nbc sports network. dartmouth is off to a 2-0 start this year. on saturday, st a's and unh are home, and plymouth state is on the road. for the final time in 2016, it's
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they played for the 19th and final time tonight. the sox won 11 of the first 18 games. and the end of an era. david ortiz playing his final game against the yankees. before the game, the yankees gave him an oil painting of himself standing at home plate, as well as a book of letters from current and former yankees. 4th inning, xander bogaerts with a solo homer, his 21st of the year, that tied the game 1-1. then came the final at bat for ortiz at yankee stadium. the yankees wanted this one. jacoby ellsbury with a double in the 5th inning that scored aaron hicks. ny took a 4-1 lead in the game. they go on to win 5-1. dustin pedroia, hanley ramirez, and mookie betts all had the night off. the race for home field advantage in the american league playoffs. the red sox host toronto this
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it is looking like they will be in cleveland or i tom to play the indians. three games left in the red sox season. the american league wild card race is a good one. orioles at the blue jays. not really any exciting highlights from this one. the game winning run scored on a sacrifice fly off the bat of manny machado. the orioles win 4-0. the o's and jays are tied for the 2 wild card playoff spots . the tigers are a game and a half back. hs astros with the corner kick, mel roberge sends it in to courtney velho, who heads it home, 1-0 . then roberge feeds julia bousquet, and she scores, 2-0 astros. could have been a lot worse, but nashua's isabel dunning made a bunch of great saves for the titans. the astros win it 3-0. boys soccer. pelham against goffstown this afternoon. a direct kick by alex becker of the pythons it deflects off the
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the game 1-1. grizzlies in white nick mason with a nice little touch to sam heidenreich.he creates some space and scores up high off his left foot. heidenreich was getting some great thru balls check out this one from noah charron. goffstown wins at home 5-2. this weeks hometown hero is a soccer star from windham, who now plays for his state university. chris arling is a sophomore forward for the wildcats, he went to bishop guertin high school before unh, and played soccer development academy. he led that team in scoring, and now leads the wildcats with 9 goals and 19 total points. the mechanical engineering major has only been playing the forward position for a few years, but has been able to use his 6-2 frame and his speed to -- his 6'2" frame and his speed to adjust quickly. >> he can hit the ball really hard.
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my team achieve our team goals, which is winning converses -- winning conferences and progress in the program. jamie: nh tackles hunger continues at 7 more games tomorrow night. let's hope it doesn't rain on the parade. tom: thank you. ther today. shelley: and one of the biggest events of the fair, is the giant pumpkins. the record this one set from a
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el gourd is breaking state records. tom: take a look at this 2,066-pound pumpkin. it beat all the competition at tonight's super pumpkin and squash weigh-off at night one of the deerfield fair. you might recognize the grower, steve geddes of boscawen. at one point in 2012, he held the world record. but his current pumpkin falls about 250 pounds short of the current record. the 140th deerfield fair runs
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big? tom: no clue at all. have we got the frost on the pumpkin? mike: it is amazing it can girl
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