tv News 9 Daybreak ABC February 2, 2016 6:00am-7:00am EST
erin: now on daybreak, the race is on. the new hampshire primary is a week from today and the candidates are flocking to the granite state for the final push to the finish line. >> the state of iowa has spoken. >> breathing a big sigh of relief. >> iowa, thank you! sean: this comes after a very tight race in iowa with him surprising result -- some surprising results. kevin: not quite as warm out there today with a much lighter breeze. the next system approaches tonight. >> no one covers new hampshire
erin: good morning, new hampshire. thanks for waking up with us. sean: good morning, everybody. long night, but a lot, we are starting -- buckle up, we are starting one of the most exciting weeks in new hampshire. erin: several candidates arrived overnight, all fresh off the iowa caucuses. we caught up with bernie sanders an hour ago. >> i' m very proud of the campaign that we ran and the thousands of volunteers that worked so hard. [cheers and applause] erin: he then went straight to bowe, where he briefly spoke to a crowd of supporters who waited
the democratic race was a dead heat in iowa. hillary clinton just a fraction of a point ahead i of sanders. ted cruz pulled off the win on the republican side. sean: a busy night. we will have much more in just a moment. first, we' ve got to talk about the weather. february 1 felt like april 1. kevin: amazingly, not record highs yesterday. we lighten the wind out there today. quite a few clouds initially and that has kept temperatures up in areas. to near 30' s. west. it may come in early enough tomorrow morning with temperatures cold enough for little bit of a mix or light snow. rain will be the expectation.
s take a look at your morning ride. wzid' s deb davidson. good morning. deb: good morning, kevin. all major roads in new hampshire are incident-free and moving up to speed. we are not seeing any delays from concord to the hanford-lebanon stretch. also merging with 93 at the bow junction, no delays. 93 continues looking great all the way to the massachusetts state line. commuting into massachusetts, 93 south is very congested and slow through andover. from the wzid traffic network, i' m deb davidson for 95.7 wzid. sean: thanks. while you were sleeping, the manchester airport was a busy place with several candidates
focus on new hampshire for the next week. ray: if you candidates even spent caucus day here. -- erin: a few candidates even spent caucus day here. ray brewer is live at the airport diner with the shifting focus. ray: there is certainly no rest for the candidates after a late-night in iowa. we saw bernie sanders speaking to the crowd in bow. politics will be one of the many conversations at the airport diner. around new hampshire today, there are more than a dozen town hall meetings planned, along events. both bernie sanders and hillary clinton are here today. in the crowded republican race, jeb bush, donald trump, chris christie, ted cruz, john kasich, and marco rubio are all here.
-- riding the wave after last night' s iowa caucus. >> this is no the center, completely unshared with anyone else, the center of the political universe. it is the most exciting eight days in u.s. politics and it all happens right here. try to think of another place where this happens. ray: with that excitement, you can expect to see more political signs, get more phone calls, you also have the opportunity to meet the candidates. there will also be the media crush, as the world focus shifts to new hampshire this week. ray brewer, wmur. sean: the results in iowa surprised a lot of pundits. erin: bernie sanders and hillary clinton are locked in a virtual tie. republican ted cruz took the win over donald trump and marco rubio, close behind. lana zak continues our team
>> it looks like we are in a virtual tie. lana: a razor thin margin separates bernie sanders and hillary clinton in iowa, a race too close to call. in some precincts, a coin toss broke the tie. the clinton campaign saying they believe they won, but clinton victory in her speech. >> i will not let their divisiveness, their efforts to rip away the progress that we have made, be successful. as i see it here tonight, breathing a big sigh of relief, thank you, iowa! lana: by contrast, it was a decisive win in ted cruz. >> iowa has made clear to america and the world that morning is coming.
>> iowa, we love you, we thank you, i think i might buy a farm, i love it area lana: just one point behind trump was marco rubio, riding a wave of support. >> for months, they told us we had no chance. lana: we are already starting to see the field window. martin o' malley and mike huckabee already suspending their campaigns. erin: even though the campaigns are really just hitting the big push, political analysts say the landscape is already changing. for voters in new hampshire. scott: marco rubio did better than expected, a strong third-place, almost second-place finish among the establishment choice. he comes to new hampshire with the wind strongly at his back. for donald trump, he was the man .
he has his first major stumble. now, we question, does he have the organization to do well in new hampshire? that is suddenly a very big question. erin: our in-depth political coverage continues online at wmur.com and on our mobile up. you can track each one of the candidates. we also have analysis. about how iowa will impact new hampshire voters. as you make up your mind, you can compare where the candidates stand on the issues. sean: even though the primary is a week away, the first votes will be cast today. more than 20,000 students will take part in a mock election, including kids from kindergarten through high school. a great experience. the republican candidates will meet on stage in new hampshire this weekend for one last time
wmur and abc news are sponsoring saturday night' s debate at saint anselm college. erin: a busy week ahead. we are following other news, including the federal trial of a londonderry man accused of going to a home in maine and shooting his wife. sean: this is the damaged cause missile. erin: hundreds of people are weighing in on a proposal to allow bobcat hunting in new soon. today in america, almost as much wealth as the bottom 90% this great country and our government belong to all of us.
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lot of sunshine. there are quite a few clouds as you head inland. especially further north. a system arrives overnight tonight. sean: jury selection is underway in the trial of a londonderry man accused of breaking into a home. erin: gregory owens tracked his wife to saco and then shot his wife and the male homeowner three times. both did survive. the trial could take up to two weeks. a jury has found an allenstown man guilty of conspiracy to commit murder. they rejected his insanity clean. kyle buffum' s girlfriend pled guilty to the stabbing.
sean: police in rochester are releasing very few details about a serious assault out that a bar over the weekend. a man was taken to maine medical center after the attack outside gary' s bar and lounge. the victim was in serious condition at last check. the public is not in any danger and police have not named suspects. erin: a woman in vermont is expected to be released from the hospital after police say an ice missile smashed through her windshield. large chunks of ice flew off a tractor-trailer and slammed into the 73-year-old woman' s car, causing severe injuries to her face. it is possible the driver had no idea what had happened. authorities are reminding all drivers to clear all of the snow
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sean: for the last two months, we have been breaking down key issues in the presidential election.
erin: sally kidd looks at the political climate facing the next president. >> it is a political vendetta. >> outrageous witchhunt. sally: in congress, where compromise is a rare -- >> appalling callousness. sally: gridlock and dysfunction rule the day. >> what' s right is what' s right. sally: the partisan warfare reflecting a deepening divide in america. >> don' t walk in here and tell me --
sally: partisan rancor is nothing new, but the political gulf has been widening over the last 20 years. republicans have become more conservative, democrats more liberal. >> what happened? sally: can the next president be a unifying force? >> it is a piped dream. >> i' m a uniter, not a divider. sally: the realities of the office improve. >> he thinks he can write his own laws. >> it will only happen if we fix our politics. >> the notion that you can unite the country as a promise is more of an illusion then reality. sally: maybe that is ok. >> sure, there have been major bipartisan achievements in decades past, but it is not always the case that the country makes progress simply when the parties and people of good will come together. sally: sometimes big things can get done with one party in charge. the bush tax cut, wall street
the bipartisan policy center set up a 29-member commission to study polarization in america. among the recommendations, that the president hold regular monthly meetings with congressional leaders. sean: the presidential candidates are arriving in new hampshire as weise week. -- as we speak. they will be greeted by mild temperatures. kevin: we continue with temperatures well above the average for the next couple of days. we will slowly edge back starting on friday. we likely don' t go very far from there back upward anytime soon. we start off with quite a few clouds across the area. there will be a beautiful sunrise in spots. we have seen temperatures overnight fall back into the upper 20' s. the farther north you go, we have the clouds early this
s. the only snag is that this arrives likely very early tomorrow morning. we are looking at that chance of a little bit of light snow or wintry mix in the western or northern half of the state very early tomorrow morning. beyond that, it looks like it is already far and that will be heavy before winding down tomorrow evening. there will be a little bit of a breeze today. today at around 5-10 miles per hour. you can see the air mass in which that comes from. the wind will eventually turn to the north and that will start to feed in the much colder air. we look at high temperatures today ranging in the low and mid 40'
southern two thirds of the state. in the north country, the clouds may be more stubborn. this evening, we will start to see the clouds move back in. there will be the chance of a light mix of precipitation or a little bit of snow. then, any sort of mixed precipitation over to rainfall. rainfall wins out with higher temperatures across a good part s. the system will move away after out of that system. s on thursday. then we start to fall back as the cooler air arrives. that is likely the air mass in place in time for the weekend. we are back into the low and mid
then, any sort of a mixture to rain. s commute does not look pretty at all with ponding on area roadways. from there, we are looking at partial sunshine. then we drop back into the 30' s. for four days, there is no rebound into the 40' s. the next system tries to arrive tuesday or wednesday of next week and that may keep the cold air in place. erin: we do want to check our the political world is now focused squarely on new hampshire with a week left before the first in the nation primary. at least eight candidates are here today. several flu win early this morning. planned in the coming days. this all comes on the heels of last night' s iowa caucuses, which produced some surprising results. hillary clinton and bernie
not going too fast, but her form looks incredibly good. high-fiving as she goes. erin: cute! sean: i wish i could snowboard like that. erin: the super bowl is this weekend and we are getting a sneak be peek at the commercials. sean: mountain dew is buying its
commercial -- first commercial in years. snickers will feature marilyn monroe. heniz will sport -- heinz will sport a group of wiener dogs running across a field to a family of condiments. each 30-second spot costs about $5 million. erin: none of them really make sense. our political coverage continues in the next half hour. we will break down what to
>> no one covers new hampshire like we do. now, wmur news 9 daybreak. sean: welcome back. good morning. all eyes are turning to new hampshire this morning as we
gear up for our first in the nation primary. erin: many candidates have already made their way to the granite state following the iowa caucuses. sean: on the democratic side, hillary clinton and bernie sanders are in a virtual tie, each with about 50% of the votes. erin: on the republican side, ted cruz was declared the winner out in iowa with 28% of the vote.
marco rubio followed very close behind with 23%. the candidates are now turning the focus to new hampshire. ray brewer will have a look at which contenders are in the state today coming up. sean: a sign of the power of the weather. trending on twitter, groundhog day over the iowa caucuses. kevin: meteorologists call him p phil. that is his street name. after four months of above-normal temperatures that eventually you would think things will skew in the other direction. on the warmer side of that system, most of what we see will
sean: it looks like the little bit of snow we have left is going to disappear. let' s take a live look at i-93. kevin: for a look at the morning drive, we' re joined live by 95.7 wzid' s deb davidson. good morning. deb: good morning. we are beginning to see building volume on 93 southbound. everything does remain up to speed at this time. everything is moving well with no major problems. 101 eastbound and westbound is moving well. the everett turnpike is also trouble-free through the bedford tolls and down through the lane drop.
if you are headed into massachusetts, the center lane is blocked in wilmington do to a disabled vehicle. traffic is crawling from exit 39 to exit 31.
erin: thank you. now back to our commitment 2016 coverage. sean: the campaign trail is heating up as the presidential candidates rally for support a head of next week' s primary. >> we will continue to campaign
the same way, sitting down person to person, leader to leader, vfw hall to dunkin donuts, returning to the great state of new hampshire. erin: ted cruz, who won in iowa, is among the candidates already in the granite state. bernie sanders is also here. he was greeted by a grout of supporters in bow this morning. josh mcelveen caught up with him. >> any concerns about the voter irregularities? >> we are studying that. i' m just very proud of the campaign that we ran and the thousands of volunteers who
erin: hillary clinton will also be in new hampshire, as well as jeb bush, chris christie, john kasich, and marco rubio. sean: ray brewer is getting his eggs over easy at the airport diner in manchester. good morning. ray: good morning. certainly an exciting time in new hampshire. we have been sharing the spotlight with iowa
for the past year and now the caucuses are behind us and the focus turns to the granite state as the candidates and their supporters gear up for the final primary push. >> a hurricane, a tornado, this is the center, completely unshared with anyone else, the center of the political world. >> thank you. >> we are ready. ray: the first campaign events start in new hampshire 12 hours after the caucusing began in iowa.
groundhog day breakfast in nashua. ted cruz plans a lunchtime town hall in windham. marco hosting one in a sitter. john kasich plans three more town halls on his quest to hit 100. jeb bush has four campaign stops on his calendar. donald trump plans a tuesday night rally in milford less
than 24 hours after bringing his family to iowa. hillary clinton will be joined by her husband in nashua in the morning. bernie sanders is holding two rallies, keene in the afternoon and claremont that night. candidates will get up and do it again day after day leading up to the primary. >> it is the most exciting eight days in u.s. politics and it all happens right here.
ray: certainly an exciting time at the airport diner. a lot of of people are supporting marco rubio and we are expect inc. a visit from the candidate -- expecting a visit from the candidate in the next few minutes. sean: thanks. things got quite interesting in the democratic iowa caucus when hillary clinton and bernie sanders ended up in a dead heat. as for the republicans, it looks like a three-way battle for the nomination. nikole: hillary clinton picked up more delegates than bernie sanders, according to iowa' s democratic party, which says this was the closest race in caucus history. >> breathing a big sigh of relief, thank you, iowa. >> i thank the people of iowa. you have sent a profound message to the political establishment.
sanders campaigns are casting it as a win. on the republican side, the result were much more clear-cut, as ted cruz emerged victorious. >> tonight is a victory for courageous conservatives across iowa and all across this great nation. nikole: as the candidates move on to new hampshire, some are calling it quits, including martin o' malley and mike huckabee, who both suspended their campaigns. results by heading to our website. you will also find biographies and fun facts for each of the candidates and learn where they will be making stops in new hampshire on our candidate tracker. sean: this weekend, the republican candidates will meet on stage in new hampshire one last time before the primary. wmur and abc news are sponsoring the debate at saint anselm
we will have complete coverage. erin: in other news, hundreds of people gathered at a public hearing to discuss a proposal by fish and game to legalize it bobcat hunt in new hampshire. bobcat hunting has not been legal in the granite state since 1989. opponents call the plan inhumane, but supporters say there is -- are enough bobcats. >> don' t stop those of us who enjoy this pastime and heritage. >> they do not deserve to be trapped, set there for days, no shelter, no water, no food, and have other animals attacking them because they are vul nerable. erin: the fish and game commission will vote on the proposal in two weeks. sean: the state fire marshal' s
found during a house fire. on saturday afternoon, someone reported black smoke from a home on 56 badger street. firefighters found the body of 94-year-old catherine braun. her cause of death has not been determined. erin: the allstate woman who successfully fought to get a medical marijuana id card has passed away. linda horan was battling stage four lung cancer and wanted to use medical marijuana to relieve pain and nausea. she was new hampshire' s only medical marijuana cardholder. threatening a people with a gun. police say it all started when they were called to flint pond on sunday. when officers arrived, they found 32-year-old kenneth defresne armed with a handgun and arguing with people who live in the area.
at them and said he would put a hole in them. sean: coming up, a landmark decision in the u.k. scientists have been given approval to conduct gene editing experiments on human embryos. erin: a restaurant in china is offering guests a very unique experience. but eating here is going to cost you a small fortune. kevin: still fairly mild ahead of the next system arriving overnight tonight. the pattern that we go into
kevin: it is tuesday morning, february 2. groundhog day. we had back up into the 30' s in the north country. we will be in the 40' s elsewhere through the afternoon. the next system starts to run in later on tonight area and we will have details coming up. erin: the results are in from the iowa caucuses. hillary clinton and bernie sanders almost in a virtual tie, each with about 50% of the
sean: on the republican side, ted cruz was declared the winner of the iowa caucus with 28% of the votes, followed by donald trump and marco rubio. now, the focus turns to the granite state. many candidates will all be campaigning here today. some candidates are seeing new hampshire as the make or break primary. mark joins us live with a breakdown of the results. good morning to you. where does the race stand now? mark: a move from one small state to an even smaller and even whiter state. this is something that candidates would not dare state to a new hampshire crowd. it is still only a tiny piece of the electorate. we would be at the 14.5 minute
four quarters basically to go. after new hampshire is done voting, we would still be at the play in the game. it is only the beginning. on the republican side, there is a big chance for new hampshire to winnow the field, restore trump to the front runner or tags. t think the expectations are that hillary clinton will do terribly well. sean: you brought up donald trump. finishing second after leading in the polls, can he survive a second-place finish in iowa? mark: here is the question. seven polls had him ahead in iowa. he has a big lead. is that lead legitimate or built on people saying, i support
t vote or him? that is what the political class will be looking for. sean: thank you very much. erin: the world health organization has declared the zika virus and international emergency. the agency held an emergency meeting to assess the outbreak after noting a suspicious link between its arrival in brazil last year and a surge in the number of babies born with abnormally small heads. although there is no definitive proof that the virus is responsible for the birth defects, it was acknowledged that the level of alarm as high. the zika virus is causing problems for an indian motor company. tata motors plans to unveil its latest hatchback this week. the name of the car happens to be zica. the company is reevaluating the name and may consider a name change. the zika virus has spread to at
sean: scientists in the u.k. have been given approval to conduct gene editing experiments on human embryos. the researchers will not be creating babies. instead, the modified embryos will be destroyed after seven days. gene editing could one day lead to treatments for hiv and other conditions. the united states does not allow use of federal funds for use of -- gene editing. a big celebration is taking place in gobblers knob in pennsylvania on this groundhog day. the crowd is waiting on punxsutawney phil to make his annual appearance. supposed to mean six more weeks of winter. on the mark. since 1988, the famous groundhog has been right 13 times and wrong 15 times.
down there. erin: kids wearing their groundhog hats. sean: they have been out there for hours. kevin: the poor groundhog that they yank after -- out of hibernation. sean: is he not running his own twitter feed? kevin: the bronx zoo cobra has its
own twitter feed. erin: why not fill? kevin: why not? we start off with the sunshine in southern areas of the state. the farther north you go, quite a few high clouds. it will set up to be a partially sunny day across the region. for today, a blend of sunshine and clouds. temperatures getting their way back into the 30' s and lower half of the 40' s. we will see temperatures start to cool off later this evening.
highs tomorrow in the 40' s should make it all rain and heavy at times. we will stay in the 40' thursday. then we start to fade back into s. the air mass is in place for next weekend and beyond. a thicker cloud cover up north. this system passes to our west later on tonight and early tomorrow. it may arrive early enough. in the north country, we may see a little bit of light snow or a wintry mix in the predawn hours. then we go right over to rainfall. head of that system, marginally chilly out there. temperatures running just above the freezing mark up north. we have a much lighter wind out there through the afternoon. clouds will start making their
the potential is going to be there for a little bit of light snow up north or a little bit of a wintry mix in western areas of the state. that eventually gets us back to partial sunshine and temperatures in the 40' s on thursday. we have a fairly quiet weekend weather-wise. there could be a couple of snow showers around later saturday or early sunday. low and mid 40' s out there today. tonight, temperatures fade back into the 20' s to lower 30' s. any moisture that tries to make its way in overnight could be a bit of a light, wintry mix. that will quickly go over to rainfall and eventually set up temperatures up into the 40' s, which is where we will be before cooling off before the weekend. a huge thank you to the second 10 third-graders at bicentennial
we talked about the water cycle, cloud types, weather instruments. i was part of a review for the comprehensive weather unit. tough questions. i picked this up. they are wishing for the snow day at this point. sean: that might work. kevin: that is question number one by every school. when we getting a snow day? sean: that is a good wish. erin: if no snow days, they could get out earlier. kevin: i don' t think they are thinking that far ahead. erin: a restaurant in china offering diners a unique dining experience. it has features that are meant to appeal to all of your senses, projections of rainbows and graffiti decorate the walls. even the image on the table changes during the meal.
eating experience, which consists of a 20-course meal. the cost is $1000 per person. the restaurant is booked for the next three months. is it about the food or the experience? probably more the experience. sean: you pick up the tab. i will do the tip. [laughter] sean: this is the future, they say. a final check of your top stories is coming up, including a look at which presidential
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erin: on the democratic side, hillary clinton and bernie sanders are in a virtual tie, each with about 50% of the vote. sean: the focus is now turning to new hampshire as we gear up for the first in the nation primary. bernie sanders, hillary clinton, ted cruz, jeb bush, chris christie, john kasich, and marco rubio will be campaigning here today. erin: we do have a traffic alert to pass along to drivers on route 101. a crash on the westbound side in raymond' s backing up traffic. the accident happened just before exit 5. one lane is closed. an accident on route 101 west in raymond is causing some delays for drivers. kevin: we start off early this morning with a beautiful sunrise setting up in southern areas of the state. up north, it is quite a few more clouds giving way to partial sunshine in the afternoon.
the lower half of the 40' s. we should be in the 40' s tomorrow. it is rainfall that is heavy at times tomorrow afternoon. still mild on thursday, but back into the 30' s thereafter. sean: back to normal temperatures? kevin: how about that? erin: it is quite unusual. coming up next, live reports from iowa following the first contest in the 2016 race for the white house and a look ahead to the primary in the granite state. [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy.