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letiticia suarez, abc news. that's what's making news in america this morning. >> stay with us for "good morning america." live erin: now on daybreak, a deadly crash in wakefield remains under investigation and police would who may have seen some of what happened. year? kevin: another slick start to the day. clearing skies to ring in the new year. holiday weekend ahead. erin: the plaistow man convicted of assaulting the woman' s son wants his sentence reduced. >> no one covers new hampshire like we do.
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erin: good morning to you on this last morning of 2015. we are seeing some pretty driving out in some spots. now. out there. will be ok. the secondary roads, untreated be trouble. bear that in mind. a little bit of drizzle in some spots, some shower activity. a lot of lingering clouds. we should get back into the mid-30' s to lower 40' s this afternoon with clearing skies for the new year tonight. we want to take a look at your morning ride. we are joined live by 95.7 wzid' s deb davidson. good morning.
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all the major roadways in new hampshire are wet. there are portions of black ice throughout the state, especially north of merrimack. we are seeing some slow-moving traffic in the concord area on 393 in both directions. 101 west is slow as you approach 293 in manchester. we are seeing pockets of slow volume on 93 south from tilton to the state line. this report is being brought to you by peters honda, nissan, and kia of nashua. from the wzid traffic network, i' m deb davidson for 95.7 wzid. erin: thank you so much. state police want to hear from a driver who may have witnessed a deadly crash in wakefield that sent four secret service agents to the hospital.
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kristen: three of the four agents hurt in the crash were treated and released. a fourth remains in a boston hospital with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries. bruce danforth was driving the other car involved. he was killed, leaving behind five children and seven grandchildren. he was driving a suspended license. police believe you may have been trying to pass another car when he crashed into the agents' vehicle. investigators would like to hear from the driver of that third vehicle. the agents were working a detail for hillary clinton' s campaign. clinton released a statement.
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passengers in danforth' s car. erin: thank you. state police say speed and use of a cell phone may have played the role -- a role in a deadly crash in exeter. 26-year-old janelle jordan of newmarket was headed east yesterday afternoon when she hit a guardrail, went airborne, and hit another guardrail before coming to rest on the median. she died at the scene. firefighters rescued an unconscious person from a house levels of carbon monoxide were found in the building. the building. the state fire marshal is trying to determine what caused the carbon monoxide levels to spike. there are several celebrations planned in new hampshire.
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holding first night festivities. clermont includes music, laser tag, marshmallow roasting. portsmouth will have a street dance party and ice sculptures. wolfeboro is no longer holding first night, but they will have fireworks. boston is also gearing up for the 40th anniversary of its first night event. security will be tight with police and dogs and hidden assets. for the first time, this is not being run by the city. it will be produced by an outside company and it will be scaled back and focused on copley square. security is a big concern for new year' s celebrations around the world. megan hughes takes a look at some of the plans now in place. megan: good morning. the fbi and other officials have
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leading up to today. they have expressed particular concern about the safety of americans overseas. the fireworks display in paris have been called off -- has been called off. brussels authorities arrested two men this week in connection with a suspected holiday plot. >> we are not aware of any threat that we deem credible. megan: one million revelers are expected to pack into 20 blocks around times square. the nypd is deploying 6000 officers there. pasadena is prepping for the rose parade. it is a top-tier security event. more than two dozen federal agencies are joining forces with local police to protect the 700,000 people expected to attend.
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touting another secret weapon -- a new task force working on counterterrorism full-time. erin: the plaistow man convicted s three-year-old son wants his sentence reduced. roland dow was convicted on 11 counts and is serving 25.5-67 years in prison. his attorney says there is no injuries. prosecutors say testimony provides -- proves that dow inflicted relentless cruelty on the little boy. >> disturbing. this was a three-year-old little boy who could not defend himself. a child. old enough to understand what was happening, but not old enough to defend himself. >> i would never harm a child, i did not assault james.
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accordingly. erin: the prosecutor asked for his minimum sentence to be increased. we are now less than six weeks from the new hampshire primary. the balsams resort has close to the ballot room. voting at the middle of the night will take place at three other locations. but rescue crews brought him last night, a local man got to say thank you. filmmaker ken burns has won many awards, but he says nothing earn tomorrow. hampshire. presidential hopeful doubling
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announcer: 3 republican governors. but which governor won national praise for tough leadership handling nine hurricanes? which governor made his state number one in job creation? which governor led the fight to stop obamacare expansion in his state? and which governor laid out a tough plan to destroy isis months before the paris attacks? jeb bush. right to rise usa is responsible
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kevin: thursday morning, december 31. 32 degrees in concord. that is the theme statewide. temperatures within a few degrees of the freezing mark. a couple of lingering lighter showers early. take your time this morning. we will have more details coming up. erin: first responders in manchester welcome special visitors last night. kevin phelan and his family stopped by the fire station to thank the firefighters and paramedics who saved his life a week before christmas. the 49-year-old dialed 911 when he did not feel well. his heart stopped in the ambulance, but paramedics
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medical response paramedics and firefighters with save pins. they' ve -- >> they brought me back to life. >> he died on the way to the hospital, but we shocked him back. erin: only 8% of people survive the type of heart attack that kevin had. his family said it was their best christmas ever. the 127th tournament of roses parade is tomorrow in pasadena, california. this year' s theme is "find your adventure." filmmaker into new hampshire resident ken burns will serve as the grand marshall. he can' t wait to ride with his family. >> i' m so excited. it' s such an unbelievable honor. they said, you are the grand marshal. i said, im?
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ve had oscar nominations and emmy nominations and wins and lots of other things, but i don' t think anything has compared to this. erin: he said he is honored to follow in the tradition of other grand marshals. you can watch the rose parade starting tomorrow at 11:00 a.m. coming up, do you ever wonder what your baby wants? researchers say they can help
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on average, it takes three hundred americans working for a solid year, to make as much money as one top ceo. it's called the wage gap. and the republicans will make it worse by lowering taxes for those at the top and letting corporations write their own rules. hillary clinton will work to close the wage gap. equal pay for women to raise incomes for families, a higher minimum wage, lower taxes for the middle class. she gets the job done for us. i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message. erin: drunk driving charges have been dropped against a woman in western new york whose blood-alcohol was four times the legal limit. her attorney said she was naturally drunk. she discovered she has a very rare syndrome called auto brew recent drum. her digestive system converts
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her lawyer said she consistently blue -- blew a 0.20 blood-alcohol level for two weeks after her arrest. a new york company will offer kosher medical marijuana. the kosher pot program will start next month in new york state. the world' s largest mcdonald' s is closed, but not for long. the restaurant in orlando opened in 1976. the building was designed to look like a giant box of french fries and offered things like bowling, slides, and video games. now, an even bigger mcdonald' s is being built right next-door and is set to open in february. the burlington energy department in vermont is collecting christmas trees, so they can burn them in their wood fired
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last year, they burned 1800 christmas trees and are hoping to double the number this year. nearly every parent knows the frustration of trying to figure out what your crying baby needs. researchers in taiwan say they can help. they have devised an app called the infant cries translator. they say it is 92% accurate for infants under two weeks old, but it is all but useless after six weeks. you are on your own by then. it includes four results. hungry, sleepy, in pain, or wet diaper. kevin: wow. that does take some of the guesswork out. erin: it only works until they are six-month sold -- six weeks old. then you are out of luck. kevin: that' s true.
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some snow shower activity is possible. if you are headed out early this morning, you are going to want to factory next her time and a little bit of patchy fog -- fact or in some extra time and a little bit of patchy fog will be around. temperatures will be around 25-35 admit night tonight. -- at midnight tonight. still plenty of clouds out there, still a couple of mixed showers. drizzle hanging on in a couple of places. the clouds early this morning should give way to a westerly breeze, which should attempt to
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in the north country, there will be snow showers hanging on through this evening. you can see a lot of areas hovering around the 32-degree mark. we have patchy fog that adds to the moisture in the air. here is the trend going all the way back out to the west. it is nothing but colder air. over the next seven days, we will gradually step backward. today should be fairly mild. we are a solid three degrees above the warmest december we have ever had in concord. this is impressive stuff. high temperatures today anywhere from the mid-30' s to the lower range of the 40' s. we ring in the new year tonight.
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it is later saturday evening that we will start to watch that cold front approach. with that, areas of light snow continuing to go up through the white mountains. that will be the leading edge of the colder air that eventually arrives. high temperatures today up just above 40 degrees for southern areas. we go through this evening with temperatures easing back into the 20' s and 30' s across the region. the extended forecast continues to step back temperature wise through monday night. high temperatures on monday in the teens to lower 20' s. we are talking single digits for overnight lows. erin: wow. and we are right near the freezing mark. could be tricky in spots. thank you so much.
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kristen: police continue to investigate a deadly crash in wakefield. the head-on accident happened on tuesday night on route 16 and involved four members of the secret service. a man from new hampshire was killed. investigators want to speak with the driver who may have seen what happened. erin: the plaistow man convicted of abusing his girlfriend' s three-year-old son wants his sentence drastically reduced. prosecutors want his minimum sentence increased. new hampshire is getting ready to welcome the new year. portsmouth and claremont have first night activities. wolfeboro and hampton have fireworks. in boston, be prepared for added security. coming up, making dreams come true. a teenager from vermont has his
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erin: a teenager from vermont thanks to make a wish. >> it feels really good. >> it has been a longtime wish of yours? >> i think it is like a year or something. maybe longer. it is awesome to have it finally finished and have an actual copy. erin: 14 numeral eli got to visit marvel comics and they used his or' s to create -- characters to create "teen super corps." kevin: where' d do you go from there?
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a woman in new york city is searching for the owner of a wedding ring. jean remini ordered a pair of jeans online, but when she put her hand in the pocket, she found an engraved wedding band. kevin: they were shipped from a neiman marcus store in virginia and she says she knows how important this is because she lost her own engagement ring once, as well. erin: interesting. kevin: good, old-fashioned mystery. erin: the federal government is preparing relief efforts after st. louis faces some of its worst flooding ever. a college rivalry.
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>> no one covers new hampshire like we do. now, wmur news 9 daybreak. erin: good morning to you. it is thursday, december 31, the last day of 2015. we are going to take a look at first night festivities in just a bit. we begin with state police looking for a driver who may have witnessed a crash on route 16 in wakefield that claimed the life of a new hampshire man and left six others injured, including four secret service agents. an investigation is underway into a deadly crash on 93 in
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investigators are trying to figure out what caused a fire in goffstown that displaced a family. we are seeing temperatures around the freezing mark. kevin: third straight morning with slick conditions early on. temperatures are still hovering right around 32. some patchy fog to go around with that this morning. in a lot of locations, we will rebound above freezing. a lot of locations will be above 40 degrees to round out 2015. erin: be careful out on the roads. we want to take a look at how things are moving on 93. kevin: for a look at the morning drive, we are joined live by 95.7 wzid' s deb davidson. good morning. deb: good morning. there is the possibility of areas of black ice.
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there. give yourself extra time, roads. we are seeing delays on 93 south from manchester down into dairy -- derry. we are seeing delays in massachusetts on 93 south south of the border in andover. this report is being brought to you by peters honda, nissan, and kia of nashua. from the wzid traffic network, i' m deb davidson for 95.7 wzid. erin: thank you so much. police continue to investigate a involving four members of the secret service. all of the agents survived the accident, but a new hampshire man was killed. authorities want to speak with another driver who may have witnessed the crash. s live with the latest. kristen: state police say bruce
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route 16 when he drove into the path of another car. troopers believe he may have been trying to pass another vehicle. >> at some point, he crossed over the double yellow line and entered into the southbound lane, colliding with the ford taurus. kristen: a heavily damaged mercury sable is evidence. 45-year-old bruce danforth, a father of five and grandfather of seven, died on the scene. his passengers, his 35-year-old girlfriend and a 21-year-old friend, were both injured in the crash. four secret service agents were riding in the ford taurus and were also injured. the damage was so bad that all the victims had to be cut out of their vehicles. three of the agents have been released from the hospital, but
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there is no word on the conditions of the passengers in s car. police say danforth was driving on a suspended license. the agents had been working a detail for the hillary clinton campaign. clinton gave her condolences to the victims. state police say danforth may car. they are asking for that driver additional information. erin: thank you. a deadly crash in sugar hill is also under investigation. the accident happened at 1:30 yesterday afternoon. a car was heading south when it lost control, crossed the center median, and went into the northbound side, hitting a jeep. the driver of the car was killed. the name of the driver was not
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fire officials are trying to figure out what sparked a fire that badly damaged a home in goffstown. the flames broke out yesterday afternoon. the fire started in an attached garage and quickly spread to the rest of the house. officials say no one was home when the fire started, but the red cross is helping two adults and three children who were displaced. jeb bush is doubling his new hampshire campaign staff. the campaign spokesperson says that they are focusing on the granite state before primary night on february 9. jeb bush headquarters in manchester will add 20 new staffers. >> half the primary vote is going to decide this race in the last seven days. to be in a position to win, you have to talk to them constantly, in their doorstop, their town
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a good ground game builds those relationships and does the follow-up necessary to help these people. erin: the bush campaign' s investment in new hampshire is not coming out of nowhere. the campaign is scaling back advertising in iowa and south carolina. a superior court judge has ruled that a convicted sex offender must remain on the state' s registry. the man known as john doe was fighting to get his name removed from the registry. the request came after a state supreme court ruling said that new hampshire' s law requiring certain criminal offenders convicted before 1994 to register is unconstitutional. the new ruling says john doe needs to prove that he is not a danger to society before his name is removed. one of the four men convicted in
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conviction reduced. abraham depaula is serving 20 years behind bars. his attorney says his client was in the getaway car, not inside the house, and asked that his sentence be reduced. prosecutors say his sentence would be increased if they had their way. two men are facing charges following a pot bust in portsmouth. demand for massachusetts and a man from maine were arrested. coming up, a father takes action after running into a problem at a macy' s store. >> you' ve got to change the diaper before you get started. erin: what he did to get a diaper changing station added to the men' s restroom. a controversial drink has been
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kevin: clouds giving way to sunshine, but a big change across the northern plains
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kevin: starting off the final day of 2015 with patchy fog and light scattered showers. a jump to the lower 40' s with gradual clearing. we will have the details on your new year' s eve forecast and a look toward the holiday weekend coming up. erin: this morning, historic flooding is inundating state in the midwest. one of the hardest hit areas is st. louis, missouri. nikole killion is in our the obama administration is getting involved. nikole: the white house says president obama interjected -- interrupted his hawaiian vacation to offer federal support. the flooding could be even worse than previous floods, including the big one of 1993.
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says the mississippi river has spilled over nine levees in the st. louis area. many people had to be rescued. the president thanked governor nixon for his efforts and offered his condolences to the victims. the president has directed his staff to monitor the events closely and to work with governor nixon to provide help. erin: comedian bill cosby has been arrested in connection with a decades-old sex crime. the 78-year-old is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting a woman at his home in pennsylvania in 2004. this morning, he is free on $1 million bail. this is the first time he has been charged with sexual misconduct despite years of allegations by several women.
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during his arraignment yesterday and he is due back in court on january 14. the remains of a massachusetts man who disappeared on new year' s day 2014 have been found. authorities are trying to figure out what happened to him. 37-year-old james robertson was kidnapped from his parents home. four men are charged in connection with the kidnapping, but it is too early to say of homicide charges will be filed. . an air canada flight had to be diverted after major turbulnce injured 21 passengers, including three children. >> you see everything flying around. whoever did not put the safety belt on was flying around. >> it was just like in the roller coaster. the plane would go down and lots of screaming. erin: the flight was heading
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had to make an emergency landing in calgary. passengers who were hurt suffered neck and back injuries. a new drink seemed after "frozen" is being discontinued after groups complained it might encourage kids to experiment with alcohol. the nonalcoholic grape soda has since been removed from the home bargains website. a dog in missouri has a new family after it was abandoned by its previous owner. surveillance cameras show the owner pushing the dog out of its car. the animal was out in the cold for more than a week before a pair of city employees found him and brought him to safety. >> i couldn' t believe it. it was a beautiful little dog.
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facing multiple charges. adopted. turning to sports, l.a. lakers star kobe bryant played his final game in boston last night. >> number 24, kobe bryant! erin: he is retiring after the season. during the second quarter, he . at the half, l.a. was leading. down the stretch, a great play by avery bradley. he cut the lakers lead. bryant scored 15 points and the lakers went on to win 112-104. >> this place has really meant a lot to my career. i can' t stress that enough.
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experience this. erin: he played for 33 minutes and recorded his first double double of the season. in hockey games, each team is allowed just one timeout. when you are forced to take that timeout in the first minutes of a game, it is really a bad sign. that is what happened to you maine -- u maine. unh easily won the game 7-0. unh plays that vermont on saturday. go wildcats. a father in maryland got a macy' s store to make changes. >> i could not find a changing table. at that point, i was stuck. erin: anthony dew and his
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into the store when the baby got fussy. he searched every floor of the store and could not find a changing table. he ended up leaving and then wrote a letter to macy' s on behalf of all fathers. much to his surprise, the manager quickly took action. not only is there a new changing station, but one in the men' s bathrooms was also renovated. you are seeing more and more of this. i understand, but i think it is a good thing. kevin: he did not need the app to tell him his baby had a wet diaper. he leapt right into action. we start off early this morning to the leftover moisture. temperatures are right around 32. i think a lot of the maine roads should be clear today. the secondary roads that have been left untreated at this point is where you will have
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if you are between towns or changing elevations between now and 8:00, you will want to factor in extra time to get there safely. you will notice that it has been a very warm december. we are a solid 2.5 degrees above the warmest december on record. with temperatures starting out near normal highs, it is a certain lock that this will be the warmest december on record. this is on the heels of the warmest november on record. eventually, mother nature has a way of balancing everything out. patterns can tend to change and we are going to start to see the beginning of a change over the course of the holiday weekend.
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that is reinforcing the moisture that is left over. with a westerly wind through the day, we could see clouds give way to partial sunshine south of the white mountains into the afternoon. the north country. i think we will continue to have scattered snow were -- so shower activity there. we are within 32 degrees -- the morning. we get a little bit of sunshine into the afternoon. that is all that is going to near 40. as we go through later this afternoon, partly cloudy skies later on this evening, we are going to start a string of parcel sunshine. -- partial sunshine.
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sunday evening as a cold front moves across the state that we will see the winds change right out of the north pole. that is going to bring in some much colder air. we are talking highs only in the teens to lower range of the 20' s. there is a look at your readings right at midnight tonight. southern areas will be right around the freezing mark with a little bit of a westerly breeze. partial sunshine the key all the way through sunday afternoon and sunday night. there will be some snow showers on sunday night. temperatures on monday, highs teens to lower 20' s. there could be a few spots in the north country below zero by the time we start tuesday morning.
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a new achievement for cape cod. this image was taken on june 13 from the international space station and ranks number 10 on nasa' s list of top 15 space station earth images of the year. very cool shot. i bet a lot of people have been to that area. ski resorts across the state will be ringing in the new year with special celebrations. pat' s peak expects hundreds of people to ride under the lights until 10:00 p.m. the gunstock in guilford is planning a night out. both resorts have fireworks at midnight. cranmore mountain will put on a two-hour led light show with fireworks at 6:30 p.m.
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at 9:00. you can learn more about the celebrations by heading to wmur.com. still ahead, a community comes together to help a homeless couple look their best on their wedding day. our picture of the morning. this cat hates the cold, so he watches videos of birds on tv
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is the economy rigged? well, the 15 richest americans acquired more wealth in two years than the bottom 100 million people combined. i'm bernie sanders, and i approve this message. my plan -- make wall street banks and the ultra-rich provide living wages for working people, the middle class unless we level the playing field. with your help, as president,
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erin: a homeless couple in michigan got the wedding they never thought they would have thanks to generous members of the community. kevin: jerold and mani clay had nothing special to where to their wedding and when they learned that they were homeless, they decided to marry them for free. soon after, other community members donated everything they needed to make the ceremony as memorable as possible. erin: that is wonderful.
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