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police. >> when you see the flares, slow down. josh: that's the plea from law enforcement after a state trooper was hit from behind by a tractor trailer. good evening, i'm josh mcelveen. jean: and i'm jean mackin. this happened on # 9 in warner during last night's stormy weather. amy coveno got a closer look at the crushed cruiser and talked to police about the all-out effort to find the driver responsible. reporter: this is an ongoing felony investigation. the cruiser is being held here in the troop d garage as evidence. investigators say the trooper was buckled in right here when the cruiser was struck from behind, launching it 300 feet. and that likely saved his life. the trooper was assisting another driver, who slid off i-89 during last night's snowstorm. investigators say he did everything right. his lights were on, flares were out, investigators say an 18
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of slowing down, started to sway. the trailer smacked the rear of the cruiser, sending it airborne. the cruiser landed a football field away and 18 feet off the roadway. after the trooper called in the crash to dispatch, he climbed out of the shattered window and went to see if anyone it's was hurt. the truck driver stopped briefly and spoke to a witness, then took off. >> we believe now that the tractor trailer that the information we have was believed to be a white box trailer, attached to a dark colored cab that was towing it with a sleeper cab attached. the male was shorter, middle aged, dark hair, and he did speak with a foreign accent. reporter: there were witness toes this crash, and investigators say tips are coming in. they are committed to tracking down that hit-and-run truck driver and pressing charges. coming up at 6:00, this is the second time in a year that a
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you'll hear from that trooper. amy coveno, wmur news 9. jean: right now investigators are working to find the cause of a deadly fire in grafton. a man's body was found inside a historic church yesterday. wmur's heather hamel is live now with the new developments. reporter: towns people say the man who lived there, john connell, had been holding some church services there over the years but the town says it wasn't a legitimate church and in recent days they had had had building. a fixture in grafton for more than 200 years destroyed by fire. >> the fact that it will always be there, of course nothing is permanent. reporter: the church on route 4 is now the scene of an intense investigation. >> the medical examiner was able to identify our male victim, his name was john connell. he was the pastor here and he also lived here. reporter: investigators aren't saying where the fire started or
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out. connell bought the church in 2010, according to town officials, who say he filed paperwork to make it a church. but when it didn't meet the criteria, he turned the property over to peaceful assembly board of directors. a town selectman says taxes weren't being paid and as of last week they started the process of taking the building. >> i think what people were following this controversy in town and mr. connell, okay, -- >> we were in that building for 22 years before we were able to move over here. reporter: the pastor of mill brook christian fellowship, now in a new building about a mile down the road, says he had offered the church to the town, but they declined due to structural concerns. he says he preached more than 1,000 sermons there. and the fire is truly devastating. >> so, yes, very sad to watch that yesterday. we didn't stay too long, obviously nothing we could do
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around and continue to watch it burn. reporter: the grafton fire chief says at the peak of the fire tuesday he thought they may need to bring in an excavator to tear the building down, but they were able to keep the building standing, which will allow the fire marshal to conduct a thorough investigation. heather hamel, wmur news 9. josh: now to exitment 2016 coverage. fresh off his state of the state address in new jersey, governor chris christie returned to new hampshire today, continuing his push for a strong showing in the primary. while he's still looking up other candidates in the g.o.p. field, according to the polls, christie says when it comes to strategy, he doesn't need to change a thing. >> this is a president who sees the world as he wishes it was. reporter: taking aim at president obama's state of the union address, chris christie told a good sized crowd in goffstown that when it comes to the threat posed by isis and the current commander in chief, just doesn't get it. >> telling families of 130 dead people in par is that we're overestimating isis.
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folks at san bernardino. josh: christie remains caught in a logjam of candidates who just can't seem to break free of each other in the polls. while ted cruz is surging in iowa and donald trump remains firmly in front nationally, most agree that christie needs new hampshire. but as he has throughout the candidate who pledged to tell it like it is still stays on the high road when it comes to the frontrunner. >> i disagree with him on aspects of immigration plan, i disagree with the fact that he has no entitlement program. i'm not going to get into name call. reporter: christie says recent shots taken at him are the result of his campaign's successes. but some wondered if new hampshire will only allow one of the governors in the g.o.p. field to move on. >> listen, if there's only one ticket out it's going to be mine, and i'm going to do whatever i need to do to make sure that we beat bush, kasich, huckabee and make sure we're the top ranking governor coming out
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josh: you can watch the full interview with christie and cruz this sunday as always at 10:00 a.m. the family affair continues for the democratic candidate hillary clinton. right now former president bill clinton is back in the granite state. he's making a trio of stops in the western part of new hampshire including this one in keene. he'll hold an organizing meeting in claremont in the next half-hour, and then make a stop in hanover. those last two events will be streaming, by the way, on wmur.com and on our mobile app. one major republican candidate will not be on the ballot in vermont's primary. the secretary of state there says mike huckabee didn't file the paperwork needed for vermont's march 1 primary. the state requires a petition with at least 1,000 signatures and a $2,000 filing fee. jean: following his final state of the union, president obama hit the road. aixa diaz is in our washington bureau with a look at the events planned by the president and his cabinet. reporter: jean, critics of the president say things aren't as
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they are. meanwhile, tonight president obama is taking his optimistic message on the road. >> that's why i stand here as confident as i have ever been that the state of our union is strong. reporter: a day after the state of the union address, members of president obama's cabinet are echoing his words. >> we are focused on looking for long-term solutions, not the crises of the day. reporter: kerry's comments were part of a push to get the president's message out to americans. today the president arrived in omaha, nebraska before traveling to baton rouge. >> if he starts taking a victory lap, people will call him insensitive. on health care a lot of people still don't have it. reporter: on the campaign trail republican presidential candidates criticized the president's speech. >> i'm told more truthful
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bedtime than what we heard last night from the president of the united states. >> after seven years of barack obama, america is a great nation in decline. it's hard to hear that. it's hard to accept it, but it's the truth. reporter: speaker of the house ryan says president obama isn't confronting reality. nancy pelosi called the speech inspiring. josh: the patriots preparing for their saturday playoff matchup against the kansas city chiefs. but there's disturbing news about an incident involving one of their star players jamie has the latest. reporter: this is a potential distraction for the patriots who are just three days away from hosting the chiefs in the afc playoffs. pro bowl defensive lineman chandler jones taken to the hospital on sunday after showing up at the foxborough police department and requesting help, according to the police log. he was then taken to norwood hospital with an unspecified medical emergency. he was released the same day.
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missed any practices or meetings since that incident. as part of this, foxborough police went to jones' house to lock it up and here's audio from the officer to dispatch. >> the keys off the kitchen table to lock the front door. if you want i'll just pass along the fire is out. >> in massachusetts, class d includes marijuana and other substances. jones was not present for the media availability today. but some of his teammates did speak on this, we'll have their reaction tonight in sports at 6:00. jean: to the traffic watch now, live pictures in manchester, this is 293 fear exit 5 josh: peggy james joins us, as always
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commute. >> we're looking for a better ride home tonight than last night. hopefully a good ride for everyone. coming up from the massachusetts border things are doing pretty well on 93, up to manchester. we did have a spinout on 93 southbound, just south of 293 a while ago. car into the guard rail, not causing any major backups, but do use caution through that stretch of the rest of 293 is moving well through the city. towards concord no problems through the hooksett tolls, some slight delays as you get to the 101 west starting to back up a bit through bedford, and the everett turnpike getting increasing volume right now northbound. 101 from manchester to hampton, no problems to tell you about. there is heavy volume on the spaulding turnpike. i'm peggy james. josh: thank you. jean: iran has released the american sailors it detained in the persian gulf, but iran's government still disagrees with the u.s. over why they were
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that story is next. >> it's getting a little bit crazy here, powerball fever is gripping everybody. that story coming up. mike: gusty winds to go with the winter chill, but the wind do diminish soon. >> the fire chief in effingham took quite a ride. i'm jennifer crompton with the
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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 is that it is rigged. what this campaign is about 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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jean: iran has released the u.s. sailors detained when the navy vessels drifted into iranian waters. josh: according to the u.s., the boats had mechanical trouble, although iran says the americans showed, quote, unprofessional acts. the navy says there's no indication the nine men and one woman on board were harmed in any way. both they and their boats are now back with the u.s. fleet. iran's connection to a 1983 terror attack was the focus of arguments at the supreme court today. families of the americans killed when a marine corps barracks was bombed in beirut have been awarded nearly $2 billion in judgments, but those funds in iran's central bank have been frozen.
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funds is the fight that has now made to it america's highest court. jean: bill cosby will not give his deposition next month in the lawsuit accusing him of defaming women who accused him of sexual assault, but his wife will. a federal judge posted his deposition because cosby is now facing criminal charges. his wife camille cosby was scheduled to give her deposition this month, but a judge has delayed that hearing. it is almost here, the powerball drawing is tonight with the jackpot worth $1.5 billion. josh: it's the largest jackpot in the world, and just where that winning ticket will be sold is awful anybody's guess. tonight there are some people in manchester hoping for big bucks and that's where we find andy hershberger. reporter: guys, we spoke with one employee here who says he's been working here for nine years, never seen anything like this.
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one of these lines may be buying that winning ticket that would fetch them $1.5 billion in tonight's powerball drawing. sales were pretty good everywhere the tickets were told today. in windham there was a steady stream of customers trying to catch that brass ring. chances of actually pulling that ring, one in 292 million. yes, that's a long shot, but most people said it's worth a try. and most people i talked to said they would be generous if they happen to get that lucky ticket. >> give a lot to charity, of course, top things, take care of the veterans, they need to be taken care of. and then buy a vacation home somewhere warm. >> somebody's got to win, maybe me. reporter: we talked to the owner today who said that about 4:00 he actually had had to shut the doors because it was just so crazy. so many people were coming inside. so he decided to make it like a
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the tickets, they go out, the next 20 come in, it's been that kind of day. here's another crazy thing. if there's no winner tonight, there's going to be another drawing. i'll tell you about that at 6:00. andy hershberger, wmur news 9. josh: isn't there going to be another drawing if there is a winner? jean: yes. josh: so parts of the country are immune from powerball fever. in hawaii the very idea of a lottery keeps failing. alaska doesn't have enough people to keep it going. and nevada casinos don't want the competition, and there are strong religious objections in utah, alabama and mississippi. jean: don't forget to tune in to news 9 tonight at 11:00 to watch the drawing and see if your numbers are the lucky ones. mike: numbers in terms of snow in northern and eastern parts of the state. mount washington valley, points south and up to berlin a good 5
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early this morning. up at the weirs, still searching for ice out there in this part of the big lake. but none to be had with the strong gusty winds out of the northwest today. you will notice radar scopes nice and quiet. but is there a little bit of flurry activity in the great lakes. a lot of that is lake enhanced. having said that a weak disturbance moving through that area is triggering a couple of light snow showers and that will move in early, early tomorrow morning, through about the lunch time hour. so we can't rule out a couple of flurries anywhere in the state during that time. but the evening will turn out to be on the dry side, and mighty chilly. notice what we are right now, air temperature in the teens north, upper teens near 20 central. lowed to mid 20's south and east. running about 8 or 9 degrees below the average for this time of year. part of this is courtesy of the gusty winds. from 20 to 30, these are the wind gusts at this hour.
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atop mount washington. factor in the winds, factor in the low temperatures and the feel-like wind chill right now, take a look at this, 48 below zero over 6,000 feet up mount washington. only single numbers north and west. and generally between 9 and 12 from the flakes region south. so it's very cold. winds will begin to shut down on tonight, skies will be fair and that will allow temperatures to fall off near zero north, 10 to 15 elsewhere. but cloud will cap that temperature fall later on tonight, and a flurry possible by morning. a lot of cold air continues to build on in. as for the next couple days, mainly dry outside of those flurries later tonight, early tomorrow morning, then once we get into friday night early saturday, that's the next storm that approaches, but at this point, trends continue to carry a lot of it out to sea. which means good news if you don't want snow over the weekend, at this point looks like we just get brushed with that system, late late friday
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for tonight, clouds will be on the increase, a few flurries are possible by morning, scattered flurries tomorrow morning, then developing sun by the afternoon. still cold, but not as windy, not too bad on friday, some partial sun and milder, and a little light snow, maybe some mixing south. but not much in terms of accumulation. josh: thanks. coming up next, presidential candidates weigh in on the security of our nation. jean: on news 9 at 5:30, an
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she's got what it takes to do the toughest job in the world. i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message. josh: we're asking every presidential candidate the same series of questions. last night we heard from the first group of candidates on national security. asking what they consider the greatest threat, and what they would do about it the the white house. >> in the near term it is isis. in the medium term it is iran and russia, and in the long term it is china. so we have to acknowledge what isis is. it is radical islamic terrorism. in order to defeat them, and they must be defeated, we need to lead and support our allies who fight them on the ground as we speak, whether it's the jordannians, the kurds, the
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turks, french, british, now given this horrific attack, only the united states can lead and we are not leading today. president obama continues to present the american people with a false choice which is if you don't like what i'm not doing, the only opportunity to change anything is tens of thousands of boots on the ground is simply false. there is much we have been asked to do and none of it are we doing. all of it i would do, whether it's arming the occurred or providing bombs to the jordannians or standing with the french and british. >> we've allowed things to deteriorate pretty far and we have two major challenges simultaneously now. one is the international terrorist guerrilla war that's going on against the western states. i was governor during the 9/11 attack, i chaired the national commission on homeland security for the united states. done. army veteran. i have the credentials to deal with this issue.
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issue, the rise of russia and ukraine and in syria, chinese, the korean disillusion, the iranian threat. these are the challenges that we're facing and this is no time to put on amateur in the white house, someone with real credentials and policy experience such as i have ought to be the president of the united states and that's why i'm running in new hampshire. >> i think the threat of radical islam in all of its forms, whether it's the iranian threat of nuclear capacity, whether it's the rise of groups like isis or al qaeda, hezbollah, because these are people who, well, they want to annihilate us. they don't just want a piece of real estate. they want to end civilization as we know it. and the battle is not for a flag or for a territory. the battle is for civilization itself, whether or not we're going to go forward to a new century or whether or not we're
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to the 7th century. >> radical islam is the most serious threat we have right now, and we need to begin to act aggressively to defend our interests and to lead the world against a threat that basically is against everything that we the the west stand for. we need to unite our allies, we need to build a stronger defense. and we need to have a significant presence, and frankly in regard to isis we should be part of a coalition them. josh: we'll hear from more of the candidates in our next half-hour. you can find more on where the candidates stand on all these issues in the politics section of wmur.com. jean: straight ahead at 5:30, its ingredients. this time it's one of the chains. josh: and winter doesn't mean you have to stay off mount washington's auto road. you just have to take this special ride instead. >> those are some wheels, now
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>> he was climbing out of the broken side window. josh: now at 5:30, a chief at the wheel of a fire truck loses control, shaking a nearby home in a crash that tore down electrical wires. jean: new information about the potential rise in heroin deaths across the country. the evidence that says it may not have anything to do with legal opioids. josh: another shaky day on wall street, markets plunge in triple digits once again. mike: outside of a couple flakes tomorrow, mainly dry through friday. i'll go over the chances for snow over the weekend, coming up. josh: welcome back. as every angle of the heroin crisis is being examed in new hampshire, nationally a bleak picture is starting to emerge.
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effort to limit prescription painkillers is making a difference. jennifer vaughn is here now with new numbers. reporter: researchers looking into conventional wisdom of prescription painkiller abuse and heroin are closely linked may have uncovered controversial results. deaths from prescription pain killers in this country have quadrupled since the year 2000. while heroin deaths are up five fold, in less than a decade. so researchers looking into the studies that yielded those numbers suggest heroin was already on the rise before recent policies to limit prescription painkillers were put into place. so they believe some other factors are at play here. for one, heroin is now being sold in a purer form. two, it's easier to get. and three, it is cheaper than ever. jennifer vaughn, wmur news 9. josh: with opioid deaths on the rise in new hampshire, a lot of
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them the life saving antidote narcan. tonight there's a free training session on how to use it at the seabrook library at 6:00. people who attend will also receive a free narcan kit. republican presidential candidate jeb bush is sharing his family's experience with addiction in a new ad. >> i have personal experience in this as a dad. my daughter noel was addicted to drugs. josh: new hampshire's heroin and opioid epidemic is a key issue in the campaign. he talked about what the steps his daughter went through in her road to recovery. jean: a part len man is accused of having child sex abuse images. conway police arrested william alexander on 10 counts of possession of child sexual abuse images. he's been under investigation since last year. in april, police seized several computers from his home in conway. alexander is being held on
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mexican authorities don't want el chapo to have the chance to plan another prison escape. they are moving the drug lord between cells every day. he's already escaped twice. the last time through a tunnel out of the same prison where he is now. el chapo faces drug related charges in several u.s. states, that includes new hampshire. a bill in concord would provide death benefits for school employees killed in the line of work. a direct response to school shootings in recent years. the bill's sponsor says teachers should get the same kind of benefits as first responders. committee members said today the bill needs clarification on whether it would apply in case of accidents or natural disasters. josh: wires down and a state highway closed after a truck today. jennifer crompton was on the scene and says state police are investigating what went wrong. >> i ran to the window, looked outside and couldn't believe
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i saw the broken pole and the fire truck completely flipped over on its roof. reporter: moments earlier cindy had heard a horrendous crash, her house shaking as electrical wires were ripped from its side. >> and the fire chief, when i went out, he was climbing out of the broken side window. reporter: effingham fire chief randy burbank was alone in the truck, headed to the nearby station along route 153. though it's being investigated, his deputy thinks he hit ice or slush, rounding the corner, lost control, slid into the pole, flipped completely over, and walked away. >> just feel a little bumped and bruised because he was bouncing around inside the truck. but other than that, he extricated himself. reporter: as the chief was checked out at the hospital as a precaution, records arrived to right the situation.
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the two bigger wreckers flip that vehicle over. one was on one side and the other and they lifted it up and just, quite a sight. reporter: but a by worse for the wear. >> might be beyond repair. they don't take kindly to being upside down. we have a new truck on order that's due in february, so we should be okay. reporter: by mid afternoon, eversource was already putting up a new telephone pole. a lot of action for this small town in one day. in effingham, jennifer crompton, wmur news 9. jean: thanks. coming up, it's a big move for g.e., which new england city will weekend the new home for the company's global headquarters. josh: one pizza chain has announced a big change to its ingredients. we'll tell you what you won't be able to get at papa john's any more. mike: clouds and a couple
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the forecast ahead. >> the popcorn right out of the
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josh: another lousy day on wall street, with concerns over china and oil prices. dow jones losing 364 points. s&p 500 down nearly 50, and the nasdaq dropping almost 160 points. s&p 500 now officially in correction territory. so volkswagen's c.e.o. met with the e.p.a. today over the emissions scandal affecting half a million vehicles. jean: the meeting lasted about an hour. the e.p.a. wants a fast fix for the systems that were rigged to pass emissions tests. yesterday california regulators rejected volkswagen's initial plan to recall vehicles there, saying it was incomplete. g.e. is moving its headquarters to boston. the company announced the relocation today. right now the company has 700 workers in its connecticut headquarters, they're expected
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josh: papa john's has become the latest brand to get rid of all artificial ingredients. the change applies to pizza, toppings, desserts and sauces. papa john's is also targeted this summer to remove antibiotics from its chicken products. jean: the winter weather brings the start of ice win season in the finger lakes region of new york. it's one of the few wine growing areas in the country with the weather needed to make the sweet wine. the process can be risky, grahams often get poached by deer and birds or blown down. but the gamble can pay off. >> when we press the frozen grapes we get this incredibly intense complex juice, which, but only a small amount. jean: ice wine is also big in hampshire. bottles sell for dr 30 or more. baby goats need lots of love and care, that's why a farm in virginia is looking for goat snugglers, no joke. the virginia farm is expecting
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february. it needs volunteers willing to snuggle and feed them. the newborn goats have to be bottle fed four times a day and must be kept warm. that's one job. josh: just ahead in sports, jamie has more on the patriots' chandler jones who was hospitalized on sunday after asking police for help. jean: but first, don't let a little snow keep you off mount washington. how you can still tour the famous auto road. cordes: most nurses are tough. they're problem-solvers. they like making things better. people don't have access to healthcare because they just can't afford it. bernie sanders understands how pharmaceutical companies and major medical companies are ripping us off. bernie tells the truth, and he's been consistent. he understands that the system is rigged, and he's the only one who can bring real change. i'm bernie sanders,
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marco rubio. he ran for senate saying he opposed amnesty... then he flipped, and worked with liberal chuck schumer to co-author the path to citizenship bill. he threatened to vote against it. and then voted for it. he supported his own dream act and then he abandoned it. marco rubio. just another washington politician you can't trust. jeb bush. he's a leader, so you always know where he stands. right to rise usa is responsible for the
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josh: commitment 2016, the final group of candidates are asked what they consider to be the greatest threat to national security and what they would do about it in the the oval office. >> i think, people ask me, and i said the debt because we're borrowing a million dollars a minute, we have a $19 trillion debt and i think both parties are to blame. republicans want unlimited military spending, democrats want unlimited welfare spending and they both get what they want and the debt spirals out of control. so i think i'm the one fiscal conservative who would stop it and balance our budget. >> i wish we only had one threat. we have five major threats, nuclear weapons in north korea in the hands of a lunatic. the most rapid military expansion in history by the chinese as they hack our computers. a gangster in moscow that threatens the security of europe
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radical jihadists in multiple countries and they use social media to recruit americans, and radical shia cleric in iran. all five of these are major threats and they all need to be confronted. >> it's iran. iran is the greatest threat to the security of our dry and it's because iran is in the process, thanks to this president, of developing a nuclear weapon. and will have a legitimate path to do so under this agreement that the president signed. that's why that agreement has to go away when the next president comes into office and we have to make it clear to iran that they will not get a nuclear weapon and that this country will do as necessary to stop another world war, because i believe that iran, unlike every other nuclear power, is a country that will use a nuclear weapon, to pursue its apocalyptic islamic view. so let me just be clear.
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them get a nuclear weapon, and when i become president they will have a very clear decision to make. they will shut down their nuclear processing facilities, shut it all down, or we'll shut it down for them and they will know that i will do it, so we'll find out what their real intention is. >> i think the greatest threat, frankly, is nuclear. if you look at nuclear weapons, the tremendous power. my uncle was a professor at m.i.t., and many years ago he told me the power of nuclear and the potential power of weapons. and when you look at the tremendous power that we're dealing with, we can't let the wrong people get a hold of those weapons because you'll have destruction like the world has never seen before. so i would always say that in terms of that question, nuclear weapons, nuclear power, the biggest threat that we have to our country, and to other countries. josh: as always, you can find these answers and much more on the candidates' positions on a number of different issues in the politics section of wmur.com.
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contenders for the white house about their thoughts on health care. mike: after last night's snow, a blustery and cold wednesday, no doubt about that, winds have been cranking up over 30 oh, 35 miles per hour. take a look at portsmouth, featuring lots of sunshine with a few lone fair weather clouds drifting through during the morning, a few more around midday and now mostly clear skies and developing for the early part of this evening. but looking ahead, a very weak disturbance, will swing on through very late tonight, early tomorrow morning with a few more clouds and a few flurries, most of them will fall in the mountains and the hills northwest of the merrimack valley. but outside of that it should be mainly dry through friday. a little milder by then as well, and then eyes are on the next system that right now looks to just brush new hampshire very late friday night through saturday morning. that means a period of very light snow or snow showers for
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in parts of southern new hampshire. for man commerce and points south and southeast. much more on that as we get closer. but right now does not look like a big deal for new hampshire. temperatures upper teens and lower 20's from the merrimack valley towards the coast. right around 20 give or take a degree or two in the monadnock region, lower to mid teens through the lake sunapee stretch. into the lakes region, around 18, 19, 20, a couple spots above, a couple below. and speaking of below, on average lower to mid teens north until you get way up north in the great north woods. stewartstown at 6, heading to zero if not below over the next several hours. the wind chill something to contend with, with the wind out of the northwest, eaves en though they're weakening, still providing an extra bite in the air right now, so it feels near
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tonight down to zero north, 10 to 15 elsewhere. again, it could trigger a couple of scattered flurries for the morning commute, but that looks to be about it in terms of snow chances between now and late friday evening. so here they are tomorrow again, few and far between, not much more than a spot dusting in some of the hills to the north and west of concord, best bet of snow showers lingering tomorrow afternoon will be in the white mountains and parts of the great north woods, while it dries out elsewhere in new hampshire. friday, some sunshine and clouds mixed. then the next system right now races out to sea, so it just brushes us as i see it now. a couple of snow showers likely late friday night, early saturday morning, from manchester south, temperatures may be right near freezing at many levels of the atmosphere, that means a light mix can't be ruled out. clearing for saturday afternoon and saturday night. and blustery and cold again, early next week, a lot of winter
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for the next seven days. josh: thanks. the auto road on mount washington closes this time of year for obvious reasons, but can you still see it under winter wonderland conditions. jean: the snow coach will make you four and a half miles up the road with the option of riding down again or getting out to snow shoe back. paula tracey took the snow coach for this week's escape outside, but she hiked up to a place where the snow disappears. learn what she found there in the escape outside section at wmur.com. jamie: that looks like a fun trip, jealous. the bruins and celtics are both in action tonight, both with 8:00 games. the b's skate at the philadelphia fliers. celtics host the indiana pacers, four losses in a row for the c's. coming up at 6:00 the latest on patriots defensive lineman chandler jones, he was reportedly taken to the hospital on sunday after showing up with
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he was taken to norwood hospital with an unspecified medical emergency. he was then released the same day. patriots say he has not missed a practice since that incident. we'll hear from his teammates coming up at 6:00. and we're talking high school football all-stars tonight, the rosters ready to be released for the chad all-star game. it's team east versus team west. team west is loaded with state champs including connor bourque and casey gervais. we'll talk about other great players, coming up at 6:00. josh: a new hampshire native once again the recipient a dubious honor. jean: which movies earned adam sandler several nomination force worst performance of the year. tom: coming up at 6:00 we have important health information for hundreds of upper valley parents tonight. the reason many of them have been told their children need to be revaccinated. and will this be the night
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the lottery machines are running nonstop. as the powerball drawing
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>> you never know. jean: one connecticut restaurant is adding to the powerball fever by handing out tickets with every lunch order. the owner is buying the tickets himself, but each one is signed
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wins is required to share the pot with the restaurant. i like the no strings attached version of that. josh: i think it's a pretty good deal. jean: this time of year many people in hollywood hope they're lucky, but there's one award they're not so thrilled to be nominated for. josh: the razzie, nomination force the worse performance, and as usual there are some movies that get more than one nod. jean: leading the nominations are 50 shades of grey, and pixels with six nominations each, that includes worst picture, worst actor, and for 50 shades, worst actress. josh: adam sandler got several of his own nominations, worst actor for pixels, and the cobbler, and worst screen combo for himself with any pair of shoes. is that a category? jean: i guess. so the razzies are handed out the night before the oscars. nominees in the entertainment section of wmur.com. another granite stater in the
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to celebrate tonight. josh: nbc has extended seth meyers' contract for late night for a five-year deal. he grew up in bedford, attending west high school before starting his career in hollywood. he took over late night, you might remember, from jimmy fallon when fallon started hosting the tonight show, taking over for, i forget. jay leno, that's right. but both hosts will now stay on the shows through 2021. so good news for seth meyers, not so much for adam sandler. but both are doing okay. jean: yes, and making bedford, new hampshire proud. we hope you'll stay with us for news 9 at 6:00, that is next. new day for america is responsible for the content of this advertising. who do you like in this
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something done. the hole, to two billion in the we've cut taxes and we're growing from a loss of three hundred fifty thousand jobs, to a gain of three hundred forty-seven thousand jobs. what do you think? kasich. kasich. kasich. that's a funny name. he brought back jobs both from china as well as mexico and i don't believe another
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tom: hundreds of children need to be revaccinated tonight y. the shots an upper valley hospital gave them may not work.
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took a swing at a cruiser, and knocked that cruiser a football field. jennifer: a state trooper was in that cruiser when it was hit. the search is on for the truck driver who left the scene. mike: after last night's snow and a windy and cold one today, do we see more snow chances later this week or over the weekend? the chances ahead. tom: the record jackpot has these machines working overtime, people are lining up for the chance to become the world's newest billionaire. >> no one covers new hampshire like we do. now wmur news 9 at 6:00. tom: good evening, i'm tom griffith. jennifer: and i'm jennifer vaughn. we begin with a health alert sent out by one new hampshire hospital. tom: it impacts more than 800 patients who are now being urged to get revaccinated. shelley walcott joins us from the alice pat day memorial hospital with our top story.
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