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josh: we' re watching another dose of mixed showers moving through the granite state. a look at whether they' ll affect your new years eve plans. tom: a head-on collision leaves one man dead and 4 on duty secret service agents injured. what troopers say one driver was doing before the crash. plus, jeb bush is expanding his new hampshire campaign. how many staffers he is adding before the first-in-the-nation primary. >> they didn' t just save my life, they brought me back to life. tom and, a local man gets the : chance to meet and honor the first responders who saved him after his heart stopped beating. >> no one covers new hampshire like we do. now, wmur news 9 tonight. tom: the state still cleaning up after yesterday winter storm. tonight parts of new hampshire are under a freezing rain advisory. good evening, i' m tom griffith.
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move out? meteorologist josh judge is here with the forecast. josh: the rain is overhead right now. that' s while cap the freezing rain advisory because the temperature is below 32 in many parts of the state although not everywhere. here is a look at that advisory in effect until 3:00 this morning. through. notice we have the classic wintry mix going on, snow in northern parts of the state mixing in central new hampshire. southern new hampshire is all freezing rain for the most part but a few spots it is plain rain . central new hampshire, freezing rain, snow and sleet and snow in northern new hampshire as well. we are looking for some dangerous conditions out there and we will see it all tonight. the good news after some icing and slippery conditions tonight, it goes way early tomorrow morning. we have the timetable on that and your new year' s eve forecast
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tom: and you can stay up to date with the latest forecast and radar by using our wmur storm watch weather app, available for both apple and android devices. three of four u.s. secret service agents are out of the hospital after the car they were riding in was hit head-on route 16 in wakefield last night. tonight, investigators are still reconstructing the events that also took the life of a new hampshire man. a heavily damaged mercury sable sits at a state police barracks, held as evidence in the death of the driver 45-year-old bruce danforth. danforth was headed northbound on route 16 around seven last night when he drove into the path of a taurus sedan transporting four secret service agents. two men and two women in heavy snow. >> at some point the sable crossed over the double yellow line, and entered into the southbound lane, colliding with the taurus. tom: danforth, a father of five and grandfather of seven, was dead on scene. his passengers, 35-year-old
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21-year-old friend kristina buswell, were hospitalized. the damage so bad, all the victims -including those four , agents had to be cut out of their vehicles. one agent transported to mass general and still hospitalized tonight. >> the vehicle may have been passing another vehicle northbound. however, we' ve not been to make contact with that vehicle. tom police say danforth, who has : previous arrests for drugs and an illegal firearm, was driving on a suspended license. the agents, working a detail for the hillary clinton campaign. clinton, who held a town hall last night in berlin, gave her condolences to the victims today, saying she' s grateful every day for the secret service. >> police say danforth was arrested on december 2 on a harrowing charge. state police for -- police are asking if anyone saw that, to
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one person is dead after a car lost control on i-93 south in sugar hill and crashed into a car on the northbound side. state police say the driver of a pontiac vibe lost control crossed the center median just before 1:00 this afternoon. the driver of the pontiac was pronounced dead at the scene. their name is being withheld at this time. the driver of the other vehicle suffered non-life threatening injuries. a deadly crash on route 101 in exeter under investigation tonight. state police say 26-year-old janelle jordan of newmarket was driving east near exit 9 when she hit the guardrail went guardrail before stopping in the median. scene. state police are looking into a report of excessive speed and possible cell phone use. a rochester driver crashed into a brick wall this morning. rochester police say the woman was driving west on crown point road when she lost control, over correcting into the eastbound lane before crashing into the wall. the driver and her passenger both suffered minor injuries. police says weather and road
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crash. huge flames consumed a home in goffstown this afternoon. it started on blackbrook drive just after 3:00. the fire quickly went to three alarms. news 9 was told the fire started in an attached garage and spread quickly to the rest of the home. no one was home when it started. >> any idea on the cause of this one? >> unknown. marshal' s office and should be on scene here for few more hours. tom: the chief says the lack of water allowed the flames to move unchecked and turned this into a total loss. the state fire marshal' s office is investigating a carbon monoxide incident in nashua. nashua fire says crews responded to a home on hawthorne village road this afternoon for high levels of c.o.. crews did remove one unconscious person from the third floor. they were taken to a nearby
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let' s go on now to commitment 2016 coverage, republican presidential candidate jeb bush is doubling his new hampshire campaign staff. the campaign' s spokesperson says it is shifting staff from its miami headquarters to the granite state. adam sexton joins us live to explain what this means for the republican campaign. adam: it' s never a bad thing to get more campaign boots on the ground in new hampshire, but when a candidate does that they automatically raise the stakes for themselves, making it imperative they do well here. jeb bush may not have the most impressive poll numbers, but his team in the granite state is confident knowing they' re doing the kind of blocking and tackling work that tends to pay off on election day. on the republican side this primary cycle has been a tug of war between national and local. that tension summed up earlier this week with the image of republican front-runner donald trump at a rally in nashua casting aside a copy of the new hampshire union leader newspaper after its publisher criticized
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>> that' s all it' s worth. piece of garbage. adam: while team trump attempts to convert its passionate grassroots support into votes, other campaigns are looking to ambush the front-runner by organizing their way to victory on february 9. >> forty days out from the new hampshire primary we' re going to double our staff here in new hampshire. adam at jeb bush headquarters in : manchester, they' ll soon saddle up 20 new staffers, outpacing every other republican campaign. >> half the primary vote is going to decide this race in the last 7 days. and to be in a position to win you have to talk to them constantly. on their doorstep, in their homes, in their town halls, in their workplaces. a good ground game builds those relationships and does the follow-up necessary to help these people when they' re in position to decide. adam while the bush team will : enjoy multiplying its voter contact efforts there' s no guarantee that work will pay off. however while you can organize and lose it' s unheard of to do
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as new england college professor of political science wayne lesperance told us earlier this week. >> it all comes down to the ground game. it all comes down to your ability to get folks to go vote. adam: this investment in new hampshire for bush isn' t coming out of nowhere. according to newsnine political reporter john distaso the campaign is scaling back advertising in iowa and south carolina. more from him on this story on adam sexton, wmur news 9. tom: and you can find the latest political news by heading over to the politics page of our website, some special visitors stopped by a manchester fire station tonight to deliver a heart-felt thank you. one week before christmas, paramedics and firefighters responded to their home for a heart attack. a life was saved that night and as jean mackin reports, the family and their heros are now celebrating together. jean: it is the hug of a
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ll never forget you either. jean: kevin phelan is thanking the men who saved his life. >> i owe it to these guys. they didn' t just save my life. they brought me back to life. jean his whole family, including fire station 10 to thank first responders for giving them another christmas together. one week earlier, 49-year-old kevin didn' >> indigestion, i didn' t feel well, pain in my right arm. which i didn' t really associate with a heart attack. jean he made the life-altering : decision to dial 911. american medical response paramedics and manchester firefighters rushed to kevin just in time. in this ambulance his heart stopped beating. they used a defibrillator to restart kevin' s heart. >> yeah, he died on the way to the hospital, but we shocked him right back into it. i was standing over him and told him that he just died and we brought him back and we' re going to take good care of him. >> the ability to know that you gave somebody a christmas and more years with their family is an inexplainable feeling.
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: calling for help, kevin was in the hospital being treated for a coronary artery blockage. his family returned to give save pins to first responders for beating the 8% survival rate for this type of heart attack. >> i can' t thank them enough. they are my heroes. jean the phelan family says : their best chrstmas gift ever comes with a life lesson they' d like to share -- to make that 911 call. >> i wouldn' t be alive. that' s not hyperbole, it is true. i' d be dead. >> i don't think in general we thank them enough, the first responders. jean but this thank you will : last a lifetime. in manchester, jean mackin, wmur news9. tom: we' re working on more for news 9 tonight. >> i marci gonzales with the latest on the bill cosby allegations and what his attorneys are now saying.
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what the national weather service says missouri could still face next week. >> showers, freezing rain and some snow moving through the state right now. i' ll tell you how the new year' s eve forecast looks for you. tom: now to our ulocal hot shot. bunnies love veggies. but it looks like riggs the dog does too. you can submit your pictures and video, and join the thousands of u-local members, by logging onto
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tom: the man who bought the guns used in the san bernardino terror attack has been indicted by a federal grand jury. enrique marquez was indicted on conspiring in a pair of previous planned attacks and making false statements about buying the guns used. the indictment avoids the need for a hearing before a judge to determine if he should stand trial. 14 people were killed in the attack earlier this month. bill cosby is now charged in connection with an alleged sexual assault. the comedian is out on one million dollars bail tonight. abc's marci gonzalez is in elkins park, pennsylvania with the latest. >> in court here earlier today, bill cosby did not enter a plea. he had to surrender his passport
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bill cosby arrested and now out on bail. after making his first court appearance, on a felony charge of aggravated indecent assault of this woman, andrea constand. the charge coming just beofre the statute of limitations was set to expire on the accusations from nearly 12 years ago. court documents saying that at his suburban philadelphia home in 2004 cosby gave constand three blue pills. within minutes, she claimed she experienced blurred vision and difficulty speaking, according to the criminal complaint, cosby told her to lie down, and assaulted her while she remained frozen and paralyzed. when constand, whom cosby met through her job at temple university, first made the accusations, prosecutors decided there wasn' t enough evidence to pursue the case. constand later settled with cosby in civil court. cosby admitting in recently case -that he' d given qualludes to women, but insisting the
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benadryl, describing the encounter with her as consensual. those statements in part led prosecutors to reopen the investigation. >> reopening this case was our duty as law enforcement officers. >> constand is one ofmore than 50 women who' ve accused the 78-year-old of sexual assault, drugging or rape over several decades, but this is the first time cosby' s been criminally charged. >> i' m very happy that this day has finally come. >> cosby' s lawyers releasing a statement saying, we intend to mount a vigorous defense against this unjustified charge. cosby is scheduled to be back here in court january 14. in elkins park, pennsylvania, marci gonzalez, abc news. tom: all new year' s eve festivities in brussels belgium have been called off due to terror concerns. the decision comes one day after belgian authorities arrested two involved in a plot to attack year' s prime minister says the decision to cancel brussels'
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s festivities was, in his words, a delicate one made by the city' s mayor. nearly two dozen people have been killed in flooding in missouri. governor jay nixon toured the areas near saint louis this afternoon. nixon has declared a state of emergency, with rescues underway and mandatory evacuations for parts of the state. he says he expects the mississippi river to reach its highest level ever. the national weather service says missouri still faces major-to-historic river flooding through early next week. >> until you see magnitude it' s sometimes difficult to feel the damages. plus we want to make sure that we understand the breadth of this and where the water is moving, because all of this water is headed down to another place in the state of missouri. tom: a total of 17 million people under flood warnings across the u.s.. including people in gaston county north carolina. so it' s everywhere and we have
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josh: much of it falling in the frozen form or freezing on impact. as you can see it' s below 32 most everywhere except for western parts of the state at the slightly milder air is trying to push and from the cell to the southwest. temperatures have been rising over the last couple of hours and will continue to do so, but not before all this rain pulls on through. there' s also some sleet and snow in parts of the state as well. the other hazardous visibility. this is how far you can see in miles, many spots down to a couple of miles or less of visibility. that will be around through the rest of the night into early tomorrow morning if perhaps through the morning commute as well. it will affect almost the entire state until 3:00 in the morning. as a look at as they pull
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it is freezing on impact and there is sleet involved in some cases as well. playing rain mixing into -- in central new hampshire it' s been a mixture of freezing rain, sleet, and snow as some of the heavier precipitation comes in and tracks the colder air from higher in the atmosphere. again the soulful' s rule over the next couple of hours and in most of it is done. the two systems are acting in concert together but once this spoke of energy passes through it starts to wane quite a bit. early tomorrow morning the system will be pulling away. mixed precipitation all night tonight, but by early tomorrow morning it is pulling away. if you' re up by 7:00 or 8:00
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left upper sprinkles are raindrops but that is really it. otherwise cloudy for the morning commute and perhaps low visibility again due to all. -- due to fog. sunshine developing through the mid-dan and that is very good news for new year' s eve festivities. here' s what it looks like it midnight tomorrow night. fairly dry and partly cloudy conditions. that continues into new year' s day with the exception of northern new hampshire where there may be some snow showers in the atmosphere at times. let' s check out your new year' s eve forecast. tomorrow night the average from 8:00 to about midnight, only about 30. for new year' s day it looks pretty good, up 30' s and lower 40' s for many of us. mid-30' s in northern new hampshire and partly sunny. we got all the inclement weather out of the way early so the next couple of days will be much better.
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tomorrow, and scarf that gloomy but it' s a lot better by tomorrow afternoon. new year' s day looking pretty good as well. these are above average temperatures. the average this time of year is in the lower 30' s. saturday not bad, sunday in arctic front rolls through bringing some snow showers and maybe us know squall and brings in very cold air. look at the nighttime lows in the single digits in central and northern new hampshire likely
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tom: you got people working incredibly long hours. median family income today -- $4,000 less than it was in 1999. the bottom line of this economy
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is to demand that we create an economy that works for all of us rather than a handful of billionaires. if you work 40 hours a week in america, you should not live in poverty. i'm bernie sanders,
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jamie in hockey games, each team : is allowed just one time out. when you are forced to take that time out in the first 2 and a half minutes of a game, that is a really bad sign and that happened to umaine against unh tonight in manchester. the battle for the riverstone, 15. unh' s only game at the verizon this season. early first period, chris miller brings it into the zone and marcus vela gets it to ara nazarian for the score . the all-freshman line comes up with the first goal and the 1-0 lead. the fish didn' t sit in the cooler very long. just 15 seconds later, the line does it again. vela scores from nazarian and harry quast. 2-0. late in the period on the power play, a great look from matias cleland to dan correale, who gets his 7th goal in the last 6 games. maxim gaudrealt just 2 minutes into the period.
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first of the year, 5-0. and then senior kyle smith from gaudreault, who had a goal and 2 assists. jason salvaggio scored in the 3rd and unh wins 7-0. they are at vermont on saturday. they have not lost six straight games. baseball great chris carpenter was on hand at jfk coliseum tonight dropping the ceremonial puck in the bauer christmas hockey classic. he was an all-state player at trinity back in the day. also as part of the ceremony, chad patient ben roy presented a $500 to the battle of the badges hockey game from tournament proceeds. bedford against concord in the championship game. bedfords jacob rioux with the blast that concords ben nelson snags for the save. 1-0 bedford. a few minutes later danato tempesta to colin voloshin for a goal 2-0 concord. bedford wins the title 3-0 there is kobe bryant of the la
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garden. in the second quarter he has a drive and a score to give his team the 49-44 lead,at the half, lakers led 58-56. down the stretch, lakers leading a great play by avery bradley a steal and then the easy layin on the other end cut the lead to 2. he scored 13, but watch this shot. look out the kobe bryant is for this one in the final two minutes. he will savor that one on his retirement to her. the lakers win as kobe scores 15 with 11 rebounds. here is kobe reflecting on the celtics-lakers history. >> one thing we can all trust is you can trust the sports gods to line these teams up again. it' s going to happen. you bet to russell and wes, it' s going to happen. that' s just how sports are. 20 years now, 30 years from now, i don'
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when it does, i will sit back and enjoy it. jamie: unh basketball played boston college really tough today, took them to overtime.unh against an acc program. smith had a big game. manchester native dan mullen coaching mississippi state against nc state in the belk bowl. 1st quarter. dak prescott to de' runnya wilson 28 yards talk about wide open, that is ridiculous. 14-0 bulldogs. then fred ross on a reverse, 33 yard touchdown 21-0. the senior quarterback, they are going to miss that guy. coach mullen' s team rolls to the 51-28 win. his team finishes 9-4 this season. the music city bowl from nashville. texas a&m against louisville. check out the big-play ability of the cardinals. lamar jackson 61 yd td run. he' s just a freshman. that made it 20-7 louisville.
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the cards win. 27-21. don' t forget about the manchester monarchs game on new year' s eve. this year they host the greenville swap rabbits. there are fireworks after the game so that tradition continues. tom: still to come on news 9 tonight. tomorrow is new year' s eve. what you can expect at the state' s only first night
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tom: portsmouth is hosting the only first night celebrations in the granite state. as always this is a fun family event that is held both inside and out. including shows a street dance party, ice sculptures and the fan favorite fireworks and a countdown to the new year in market square. it' s not too late to buy a button to join the fun. a free shuttle will travel the loop from venue to venue. thanks for joining us for newsnine tonight at 11.
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