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>> sean: now on daybreak, preparing for a strike. how school districts across the state are getting ready in case bus drivers walk off the job. eric rowe a dream vacation turns -- erin: how a nashua man died in jamaica, and how the community is rallying behind the family. kevin: a milder change this afternoon. sean: a loaded gun found on a school campus. the incident that led officials to the weapon. ? >> no one covers new hampshire like we do. now wmur news 9 daybreak. erin: good morning new hampshire. thanks for waking up with us.
sean: good morning. i'm sean mcdonald. i feel like a lot of people have purchased their winter coats. kevin: have a strong cold front arriving over the weekend. it brings colder air and temperatures running below the averages. starting early next week. the clouds will continue to wither away early this morning and should set up milder sunshine. temperatures are milder in some higher warmer this afternoon, anywhere from the mid-50's the lower 60's with a big change occurring with a cold front approaching over the weekend. all of the details coming up. erin: a rockingham county judge is expected to make a ruling this morning in the case of two school districts filing an injunction to stop a possible school bus driver strike. sean: if it happens it could potentially impact 33 districts statewide. wmur's ray brewer is live in
ray: sean and erin, the timberlane and hampstead school districts filed the suit fearing that an authorized strike of school bus drivers in belmont could have a ripple effect and cause drivers in their district to picket as well. the issue stems over continuing contract talks between the school bus company first student and the drivers' union. currently only belmont drivers are authorized to strike and drivers in any other district would be breaking their contract if they joined in the strike as well. >> we believe we have a great bus company that provides a excellent source just an excellent service but to withhold family services, it is unacceptable. >> there is hope and desire they come to terms and this strike issue goes away.
the teamsters union says districts should not expect any service disruption until monday november 28 at the earliest if at all. reporting live in brentwood, ray brewer, wmur news 9. erin: the new hampshire supreme court is upholding the sentence of a prison inmate convicted of second-degree murder. prosecutors say thomas milton was part of a white supremacist prison gang when he beat another inmate to death in 2010. in his appeal milton argued that an expert witness testified about incidents other gang members were involved in but the court ruled the testimony did not lead to milton being unfairly portrayed during his trial. sean: we still don't know what caused a fire at an apartment on amherst street in manchester thursday. when firefighters arrived they found heavy fire and smoke coming from the front of the building. they say the fire was contained to a first floor bedroom. the entire building was occupied at the time but everyone made it out safely. >> due to the construction, fire
no firefighter injuries. sean: a man and a 5-year-old child were brought to the hospital for smoke inhalation. the fire caused about $50,000 in damage. erin: a medical emergency at nashua high south led to the discovery of a loaded gun in a student's backpack. police say the 17-year-old student appeared to be having a seizure, so school officials immediately searched his backpack to see if he ingested something that triggered this medical issue. that's when they found a loaded handgun. the student was taken to the hospital and the gun was turned over to police. sean: raymond police are investigating a series of thefts at the pine acres campground . police responded yesterday after 20 capping trailers, -- camping trailers, small sheds and additions were broken into . police say thieves stole a number of things including small
they are reminding people to lock up valuables as the holiday season is approaching. erin: the state christmas tree is now in place outside the statehouse. but instead of holiday cheer it's now the center of a vandalism investigation. police say someone broke dozens of the colored lightbulbs off the tree wednesday night or early thursday morning and left them scattered on the sidewalk. no word if there are any suspects in the case. the official lighting ceremony of the 26 foot spruce will be held the day after thanksgiving. ? sean: president-elect donald trump continues high-powered meetings today as he prepares to take over the white house. the latest visitors to trump tower in new york include a list of former rivals. abc's janay no i trump's transition team. janay: from foes to friends. president-elect trump is making peace with former rival mitt romney. a republican who had some of the harshest criticism of him. >> think of donald trump's personal qualities, the bullying, the greed, the showing off, the misogyny, the absurd third grade theatrics.
janay: now an unexpected change. sources tell abc news trump is considering romney for secretary of state. among other candidates another former rival south carolina governor nikki haley who was also vocal about her opposition to the then-candidate. >> during anxious times it can be tempting to follow the siren call of the angriest voices. we must resist that temptation. janay: as trp' get key players in place abc news is learning lt. general michael flynn who's been a contender for national security advisory in the new trump administration has reportedly emerged as frontrunner for the job. >> it's going really well and it's a great transition. and the president-elect is in full control believe me. janay: trump also working to keep campaign promises about jobs. tweeting about working hard with the chairman of ford to keep the lincoln plant in kentucky rather than moving it to mexico. turns out the company never planned to move the plant to
at the center of trump's transition his son-in-law jared kushner. it's against for the law for trump to appoint a family member for a job at the white house so kushner is now exploring whether he could serve as an unpaid advisor. janay norman, abc news, washington. erin: a judge has reluctantly agreed to postpone the bail hearing for former state representative kyle tasker. prosecutors asked for tasker's bail to be revoked on charges connected to drug possession and soci influence. court schedules forced that bail hearing to be postponed yesterday but the judge added an unusual note to the motion saying a continuance was "granted with some reluctance because the picture painted is of a defendant who is out of control in a manner that threatens public safety." the judge added that the bail decision should be quote decided soon. sean: two citizen activists and the former head of the american civil liberties union were
donna green and david pearl who spoke out for open government received the first amendment award last night. pearl passed away in june so marc miville accepted the award on the behalf of his family. and the retired head of the new hampshire aclu claire ebel received the quill and ink award. >> think about the people who are saying things you don't like. it is their first amendment to. their first amendment rights are just as important as mine. >> i've learned that there are many good people in the state willing to help, many in this room tonight. thank you all for what you do. thank you so very much for this honor. escape was committed to his principles and convictions almost to a fault. to do the right thing and what was right.
be submitting right to know laws. sean: last night's event was the main fundraiser for the nonprofit school. erin: still to come on news nine daybreak, get moving. how a local woman is proving age is only a number -- a number. sean: and spirit of giving. the generous donations that will keep granite state kids warm
we will have those details ahead. erin: age is just a number to the granite state's newest tai chi instructor. 90-year-old jeannette l'heureux started taking tai chi on a nurse's suggestion. but when her instructor got sick and had to stop teaching l'heureux decided to become a teacher. and her neighbors at windham terrace couldn't be happier. >> i had taken it from her for 3 years, and i says i think i can had helped me so much. so that is when i began. >> i have to stand with a walker and with this i stand without holding on for half an hour doing the movement. erin: great exercise. l'heureux says it's never too late to start. she says she was never an athletic person until she found tai chi. ? sean: in this morning's spirit of giving, hundreds of local children now have a new coat to
thanks to manchester fire's operation warm boxes of coats were loaded up and delivered to local schools thursday. that's where firefighters helped the children find the right size and a color they liked. they say this wouldn't be possible without the generous donations from the community and local businesses. >> we always like helping out he local community. all the funds go right to american made it helps here in manchester. it helps the econond sean: a last minute surprise donation helped the firefighters buy an extra one hundred coats and then another business stepped forward and purchased 75. erin: that is great. the annual lend a helping can fundraiser continues today -- continues today. the greg and the morning buzz team plus other i-heart radio personalities are on the air today from 5:30 until five -- until 7:00 tonight. they're encouraging people to donate money or bid on auction items to benefit 11 agencies helping new hampshire's hungry.
sean: they can arrest their voices after that. -- they can rest their voices after that. happen today the rindge , community is coming together to help a local teen. samantha dubois was diagnosed with leukemia. she's at boston children's hospital on the road to beating cancer. tonight, the rindge athletic men's club is holding a family-style spaghetti dinner to benefit sam's fight. it's from 5:00 to 8:00 at the rindge meeting house -- meeting suggested donation is five dollars a person or $20 per family. coming up, an increase in subscribers for the new york times. what the paper says could be behind the jump in readers.
high school -- high school. last weekend she became the first new hampshire girl since 2006 to win the new england cross country championship. she was also the first ever from exeter high school. the 17-year-old junior also won this year's meet of champions and is a two-time division-one champ. jackie also runs indoor and spring track but has her sights set on the northeast regionals in new york next week. a top ten finish will earn her a spot at nationals. erin: the rift between the new york tim a paid subscriptions are way up across the new york times print and digital platforms in the week since the presidential election. the times added 41,000 subscriptions the largest increase since 2011. it's good news for the times which has been faced with declining advertising revenue and staff reductions in recent years. sean: meanwhile, the number of
bank officials say they were down 44% in october compared to last year. that's worse than september's drop of 27%. the bank has suffered serious backlash over revelations that 2 million unauthorized accounts were opened in customer's names. the new head of community banking at wells fargo says they recognize they have work to do on the company's reputation. if you step outside today, it is not going to feel like late november. kevin: this is the false sense of security. into early next week. the dividing line is a front arriving over the weekend. we start off this weekend was quite enough conditions. gradually dry out through the morning and set up milder sunshine for most into the afternoon. you can see that area of clouds continuing to shrink. the clouds are not going to be continually reinforced, so these should dry out.
sunshine by afternoon. the rest of us will enjoy it during the day. that next system, even though it is milder here, it is cold enough on the backside of the system to produce three to six inches of snow. it is that time of year. notice the warmer temperature's starting to come in. we have had the clear skies and southern areas. we talking upper 20's and lower 30's. you head up north where we had the clouds,pe we were yesterday. high temperatures into the afternoon will continue to warm up, we're talking 50's to lower 60's. the much colder air behind it, the front coming through here arrives sunday morning. temperatures sunday afternoon will fall from their midday highs. high temperatures ranging from
a fairly light breeze out of the west around five miles an hour. even the clouds up north continue to wither away. mostly sunny for the afternoon. temperatures falling back into the 30's near 40's tonight. for the weekend, looks to be the marga -- looks to be tomorrow. one or two degrees cooler than what we have out there today. from there, will look for west pierce scattered showers will start approaching early sunday morning. the beginnings of that front moving in. what we see sunday morning is likely rain elevation. the colder air continues to arrive sunday. into sunday evening, there could be some light snow. from there, the cold air continues to file in.
course of monday and tuesday. highs not out of the 30's and lower 40's so it is going to feel much colder with wind chills in the 20's. now, 50's take maybe even up to 60 degrees this afternoon. . rain showers in the morning, could be a couple of lingering snow showers. brisk winds continuing into tuesday. the niceay wednesday with temperatures in the 40's. i expect you guys don't want to talk about that. erin: snow and rain. sean: going to be staying out there? kevin call sure -- kevin: sure. sean: let's check our top
-- by the timberlane and hampstead school districts. the districts fear that a strike in school bus drivers could spill over causing their drivers to pick it. currently only obama drivers -- only the belmont drivers are expected to pick it. the cause of an apartment fire on amherst street in manchester is under investigation. the entire building was occupied at the time of yesterday's fire everyone made it out safely but two people were treated for smoke inhalation. high south found a loaded hand gun on campus. the weapon was discovered after the student had an apparent seizure and officials checked his bag. erin: coming up on daybreak, it's a bungee jump unlike anything you've ever seen. the unique record broken with
erin: there are some pretty strange guinness world records out there, but this one might take the cake. sean: something for everybody. a 24-year-old from the u.k. set the record for the highest ever bungee dunk. the man managed to dunk a biscuit into a cup of tea during a 240 foot bungee jump. what was the record before? guinness world records day. where roughly 600,000 people around the world tried to break records. erin: how many times did it take him to do this? sean: with the bar raise, i want to see kevin do 300 feet. erin: coming up in the next half hour with the threat of a possible school bus driver strike looming some districts are taking steps to ensure their
>> no one covers new hampshire like we do. now wmur news 9 daybreak. erin: good morning. it's friday november 18. let's get right to our top or thanksgiving is one week away. we are expecting great weather out there. sean: one week today, shoppers will be lined up outside the mall. let's get to our top stories. a judge is expected to make a ruling today in the case of two school districts that are filing an injunction to stop a possible bus driver strike. the family of a nashua man who was killed in a tragic accident in jamaica is now asking for help in bringing him back home to be laid to rest. and the on-going drought is
climatologists say even with a lot of snow the conditions will last until at least march. erin: we are looking a great weather for the weekend. kevin: the first half of the weekend, all of the outdoor activities, raking the leaves, you want to get it done. it is going to be a beautiful day on saturday. the next system starting to approach. with that, it is going to lead us to much colder air. a good deal of sunshine, even in the afternoon. we will talk about the big change for the weekend with the futurecast coming up. sean: a looming threat over a potential bus driver strike is promoting some schools to take legal action. erin: two districts in sau 55 are taking their fight to court to keep first student bus drivers behind the wheel next week if the company and union can not reach a contract
outside the courthouse in brentwood. and ray, a judge is expected to make a ruling on this case today , right? ray: that is correct, erin. drivers at first student's belmont location are the only ones who have been authorized to strike, but districts outside of belmont fear a ripple effect could lead to other drivers walking off the job. and that's promoting them to -- that is what is something attorneys for sau 55 are trying to prevent a potential bus driver strike from spreading to their district. >> we believe we have a great bus company that provides an excellent service. to withhold services from the families is just on acceptable. ray: -- is just unacceptable. ray: dr. earl metlzer is the superintendent of timberlane and hampstead school districts. he says once he found out that drivers in belmont could cause a chain reaction strike that could
including his, he turned to the court system. >> i'm using every tool in the tool shed to make sure that the company we contracted for is going to honor that. ray: the district argued in an injunction that any drivers other than those in belmont would be violating their contract if they picketed as they have a no strike clause in their agreement. meanwhile a lawyer for the teamsters union local 633 says drivers won't strike until at least monday, november 28 at the earliest. and they would give plenty of notice to schools. >> the parties are still talking and there is hope that they come to terms and this strike issue goes away. ray: again a rockingham county judge is expected to make a ruling on this case later this morning. the union and first student are expected to meet again on tuesday to continue contract talks. live in brentwood, ray brewer,
jamaica is asking for help in bringing him back to the u.s. 33-year-old christopher leite died after he was struck by a bus. he is survived by his 3 children. right now his family is working to bring him back home to lay him to rest. in the meantime christopher's family is focusing on who he was and what they will miss about the hardworking father brother son and friend. >> chris would do anything for anybody. he would take the shirt off his back. he always considered himself last. he put everybody, people he did not know, before himself. erin: christopher's family created a go fund me page to help with travel and funeral expenses. so far its raised more than $26,000. the family says any money leftover will go to his 3
sean: new hampshire's drought continues to raise concerns as we head into the winter. climatologists are warning that even if we have a snowy season. the current drought conditions will last until at least march. experts say once the ground freezes any precipitation whether it is rain, ice or snow stays on the surface. that means the deeper ground water supplies won't be replenished. because of that, the state climatologist says people need to continue conserving deadly fire in claremont more than ten years ago is now being moved from the state prison to the state hospital. matthew carignan was found not guilty by reason of insanity in the 2004 arson deaths of lynn and laurie estep. the state says his condition behind bars has improved and his latest violence-risk assessment showed that he is safe enough to leave the prison's secure psychiatric housing unit. >> this defendant was
that the new hampshire hospital was the appropriate setting to continue his treatment. erin: because carignan was deemed unfit to stand trial he is re-evaluated every five years. sean: officials say an electrical problem is to blame for sparking a car fire in the merrimack high school parking lot. they say the driver of the 1986 corvette who is a student at the school heard a bang under the car yesterday afternoon before she saw smoke. no one was hurt and no other cars were damaged. but the corv erin: new on daybreak, portsmouth police are asking for your helping in tracking down a pair of theft suspects. they say these two men stole numerous products from the fifth wheel adult super store on the route one bypass. the theft happened shortly before 2:00 yesterday afternoon. anyone who recognizes these men is urged to contact the portsmouth police department.
owners of a pair of stolen guns . officers recently recovered the weapons as part of a burglary investigation. police believe the glock handgun and thompson center arms muzzle loader were stolen between late october and early this month. sean: a man who stole money from victims of the largest ponzi scheme in new hampshire's history has been sentenced to six years in prison. authorities say ronald mason sent letters to more than 100 people who were defrauded by financial resources management. falsely promising to use their falsely promising to use their money to build a condo complex over several months mason stole more than $520,000 from 3 of the former frm victims. authorities say he also stole more than $130,000 from two other people. erin: new hampshire is joining 41 other states in suing two companies saying they blocked a generic version of a drug to treat opioid addiction. the lawsuit claims the two companies worked together to switch suboxone from a tablet
to delay generics from entering the market. the attorneys general claim that move has led to artificially high prices for the drug. the companies say the lawsuit is without merit. ? sean: tonight in dover the , spirit of giving can mean a fun night out while helping a great cause. the community action partnership of strafford county will host its third annual lip-sync contest at dover high school. the money raised helps strafford county families with everything >> it is five dollars per person, $50 for a group of four. all of the proceeds go back to support local things. we handed out 200 holiday baskets. when you come to give to us, all of the donations go back to help. sean: who doesn't love lip-synching. wmur's jennifer crompton will be
out. a special contest is being held tonight to name the first ever mr. concord. the concord contemporary club is holding the pageant at the grappone conference center. eight contestants will be judged on their talent and interview answers. wmur's adam sexton is emceeing the contest. the event benefits the crisis center of central new hampshire in their efforts to stem humane trafficking and domestic violence. great cause. sean: coming up on daybreak a search is underway for a serial bank robber in massachusetts. dubbed the spelling bee bandit. erin: and a grandmother's mistake is gaining national attention. find out what happened after she invited a stranger to thanksgiving thinking it was her grandchild. kevin: cooler air out there. a big change weights and arrives
coming up. sean: governor-elect chris sununu is preparing to take his seat in the corner office in january. yesterday he dropped by our studio for a taping of close up and it seems clear that he is anxious to get to work. at age 42, sununu will be the youngest governor in the country. he says winning the war on heroin and addiction tops his list of priorities. sununu says he also knows there will be a strong push for new hampshire to legalize recreational marijuana but he believes the state is just not ready for that. >> let's look at what happens in massachusetts and colorado and maine 6these states that will -- and maine, these states that it taken this that have taken the steps. let's see what the impacts are so we can make the best positions for ourselves down the road but definitely not for today. sean: you can see the full interview with the governor elect this sunday at 10:00 on close-up. erin: the fbi is looking for a serial bank robber in massachusetts who has been
be. erin: federal officials say this man is believed to be responsible for at least four bank robberies. the most recent hold up was reported in peabody , massachusetts on sunday. the fbi says he has the same routing every time, putting on sunglasses after entering the bank and misspelling the word robbery on his demand notes. officials say the robber has been getting more aggressive with each heist. a $1000 reward is now being offered for information leading to his arrest. sean: a new report shows a drop in the number of homeless people in new hampshire. according to the department of housing and urban development the number of people experiencing homelessness in new hampshire on a single night in 2016 fell by 5.5%. hud says there was a 19% drop in the number of homeless families -- homeless families and a nearly 11% decline in the number of homeless veterans. the white river junction v.a. medical center has been selected
and convenient accommodations for the families of veterans receiving medical care at no cost. currently there are no fisher houses in vermont or new hampshire. erin: military brides are getting a chance today to score free wedding dresses as part of operation wedding gown. veterans, active military members and first responders can get a free dress between 10:00 and 5:00 at raymour and flanigan furniture in seekonk more than 17,000 wedding gowns since the program began in 2008. sean copeland to july's cool seniors, government numbers show that graduates of career training programs tend to land better paying jobs than those who attend for-profit schools. the numbers show students who earn certificates from public schools earn in average of nearly $9,000 more per year than those who attended for-profit
1.3 million programs are in roles in career college programs ranging from nursing to cosmetology. >> in sports, the bruins played at the minnesota wild last night. the wild have a new head coach this year. bruce boudreau the first coach in manchester monarchs history. he coached in anaheim last year. there was no scoring in the first or second period. finally with only 45 seconds left in the game the wild scored the game winner taking it 1-0. next up for the b's they host the winnipeg jets tomorrow night. erin: mike trout of the angels is this year's winner of the american league mvp award. mookie betts of the red sox came in second place. trout has been named the mvp twice in three seasons. betts hit 318 and led the majors with 359 total bases but came up just short in the mvp voting. he was bidding to become the 11th red sox player to win an mvp award. sean: so close.
and a new survey is revealing people's biggest fears during the holiday. according to the manufactured housing institute, the number one thanksgiving fear is that politics will be discussed over dinner. i think that is going to happen. the second biggest fear is being stuck in traffic. the third is that their favorite team will lose. what is that, detroit? running out of food is the 4th biggest fear. and the fifth largest concern is that the cook will ruin dinner. [laughter] who runs out of food on backs giving? erin: it depends on how many people you have. sean: you have so much food there. a grandmother in arizona is gaining national attention after she accidentally invited a stranger to thanksgiving dinner. erin: wanda dench thought she was sending a text message to her grandsons but she got the wrong number. 17-year-old jamal hinton was on the other end of that text.
was from so he asked wanda to send him a photo and after seeing it he told her he was not her grandson. jamal still asked for a plate and wanda replied quote of course you can. that's what grandmas do feed everyone. >> i think it is crazy that people can actually connect and be so nice to each other with people they don't even know. erin: jamal posted the chance encounter online but unfortunately he forget to -- y phone number. she says she got about 600 texts asking for a thanksgiving plate before she changed her number. kevin: there is a lady that is going to run out of food. sean: 600 might be a lot. [laughter] kevin: all i have in my head is the cheers episode. there were not talking politics.
those will weather away through the morning setting up a mostly sunny afternoon that the rest of us enjoy through the rest of the day. temperatures in the 30's and lower 40's. washington gives you an indication of milder air in the mid-levels of the atmosphere. in the early clouds in the north corny -- in the north country. temperatures ranging from the mid-50's to lower 60's. the sunshine and mildte on sunday, we will look for some rain showers in the morning and then colder air to russian with falling temperatures on sunday afternoon, along with the wind. those lingering clouds of north. you can see how the aerial coverage continues to shrink early this morning. it is going to be much lighter wind out there, that reinforcing of the clouds. that should continue to try
the main pushes up into canada. temperatures right now in the 30's and southern parts of the state. the farther north you go, where we have had the clouds, that have -- that has kept temperatures up overnight. we have had a couple of sprinkles in a couple of spots. i temperatures ranging from 55 and 62. e degrees above normal. that continues for tomorrow with highs in the 50's. maybe a couple of degrees cooler but it is all coming with sunshine. fair skies tonight, lows in the 30's. you will notice the clouds approaching from the east, others approaching from the west. rain showers around on sunday
front comes through. then as this continues to pivot into canada, northwest winds will start to pick up behind the system. that sets up some cold air moving in. monday, tuesday and wednesday with a pretty good went, highs not likely. lower 40's and southern areas. with the wind, it is want to feel colder than that. sunshine 30's across a part of the area with fair skies. the better of the days over the weekend appears to be saturday. a couple of showers moving through. winds will pick up and temperatures will start to fall. that is the air mass in place. the nicest of the days appears to be wednesday. most of the maps hint at light
that is way down the extended forecast. sean: i am looking forward to some snow. erin: the 4th annual new hampshire auto show gets underway today at the new hampshire sportsplex in bedford. the event will showcase more than 150 new automobiles -- new automobiles. organizers say you will also get a chance to see the latest technology at this family event. doors open at noon and the show runs through 5:00 on sunday. daybreak, a hostel in bosnia is giving its gets an interesting experience. find out how it's designed to make people feel like they are staying in a war zone.
the 5-minute starbright holidays show is expected to run at least thru the end of the year. that is a dove. very cool what you can do with drones. there is the christmas tree. kevin: i have a feeling this is just the beginning. shop -- erin: a hostel in bosnia is offering visitors a unique experience the chance to live like civilians in a war zone. the hostel is located in a war-damaged building. guests sleep on sponge mattress on the floor covered with military blankets while listening to a tape of bombs that plays all night long. sean: the plastic sheets that cover the windows represent the ones handed out when glass was shattered by explosions during the war. erin: would not be very relaxing if you're looking for a vacation. sean: unique and it is a talker. coming up, we will introduce you to a local woman who started
concerns that one school district has that is prompting them to take their bus drivers to court even though they have a valid contract. sean: a man in the u.k. has set a record for dunking. >> if you have a sweet tooth, you are going to want to stay tuned for this. we are going to tell you which bakeries are the best in the granite state.
erin: -- sean: preparing for a strike. how school districts across the state are getting ready in case bus drivers walked off the job. erin: a dream vacation turns tragic. how a nashua man died in jamaica and how the community is rallying behind the family. kevin: mountains and milder temperatures this afternoon. but a big change occurs over the weekend. sean: and a loaded gun found on a school campus. the incident that led officials to the weapon. [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] >> no one covers new hampshire like we do. now, wmur news 9 "daybreak." erin: good morning, and thanks for starting your day with us. i'm erin fehlau.