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sean: now on "daybreak," the roads are about to get very busy for the holiday weekend -- but there is some good news for drivers who will be stuck in traffic. >> a bus crash involving school children is every public safety professional's worst nightmare. sean: at least five children are facing several charges. kevin: the chilly breeze continues today while some flakes still fly up north. an update on a few systems we're tracking for the holiday weekend ahead. sean: police in derry need your help identifying this man. they say he broke into a local school. [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.
"daybreak." sean: good tuesday morning. thanks for waking up with us. i'm sean mcdonald. you probably noticed it is still cold out there. good news at the ski areas, but you need extra layers if you are going out. kevin: we are firmly below normal and not going anywhere soon. the pattern reversed this past weekend, and we're looking at colder air and eventually systems down the line. for the time being, lingering light snow. northwestern half of than southeastern areas. temperatures in the 20's to lower 30's. everyone is in on the northwest wind, still gusting over 25 mph for the afternoon. much more on the systems we are tracking for the holiday weekend in just a bit, but let's take a look at your tuesday morning right here in the granite state. we're joined live by 95.7 wzid's deb davidson. good morning, deb. deb: good morning, kevin. interstate 93 and 89 are moving nicely.
on 293 through manchester from the upper to the lower split. if you are making your way along the seacoast, both 95 and the spaulding turnpike are incident-free. this report is brought to you by minuteman health. from the wzid traffic network, i am deb davidson for 95.7 wzid. sean: thanksgiving is one of the busiest times of the year on the roads. in fact, aaa is predicting that more than 43 million americans will travel for the holiday, and they will enjoy falling wmur's ray brewer is live in manchester this morning to explain what drivers can expect. good morning, ray. ray: good morning, sean. aaa telling us the roads are going to really start to get busy tomorrow afternoon the day , before thanksgiving -- so make you plan ahead and allow some extra time. but there is some good news if you are one of millions hitting the roads. gas prices have been slowly trending down over the last few weeks. and according to aaa, we are now
above the national average. that is also about a nickel lower than a month ago, and is making travel for the holidays a little easier. >> you feel like you're filling your car up every couple of days or something like that when you're really traveling. and it can be quite a burden on me. >> it's going to be the second cheapest gas for thanksgiving since 2008. ray: aaa says the number of people travelior they expect this to be the second busiest thanksgiving week on the roads in the past decade. and also a reminder, if your plans call for you to travel on sunday afternoon, that is also expected to be very busy. reporting live in manchester, ray brewer, wmur news 9. sean: new on "daybreak," police in pelham are warning of a possible bad batch of heroin in the area. investigators say they have seen a sudden increase in drug overdoses in pelham in recent days, including three in the
and at least two people have died in the last week and a half. police think the heroin that is circulating is likely mixed with synthetic drugs, including fentanyl. a portsmouth woman is accused of selling methadone to a rollinsford teacher who died from the drugs. bryant lausberg was found unresponsive in his dover home back in may, and later died at the hospital. police now say that 38-year-old amy matton sold methadone to lausberg several times. lausberg several times. she is being held without bail, the red cross is helping a dozen people, including 10 children, after a fire in concord just days before thanksgiving. firefighters were called to thompson street around 2:00 yesterday afternoon after a tenant came home and found fire inside. crews were able to contain the fire to the kitchen of one apartment. no one was hurt, but it will be a few days before they can return. right now, police in hudson are looking for the man they say robbed the rite aid in town at
mask entered the store on lowell road around 7:45, and got away with some cash from the register. police in derry need your help identifying this man. they say he broke into the gilbert hood middle school early yesterday morning. officers found a broken window after alarms started going off around 3:00. they did search the building for about an hour, but didn't find anyone. however, this man was seen on surveillance video walking around inside. anything, he may have taken. a school bus driver in tennessee is now charged with vehicular homicide after crashing his bus in chattanooga yesterday, leaving at least five elementary students dead. 35 students were on board when the bus overturned and slammed into a tree. federal investigators will arrive today. abc's stephanie ramos is following the tragedy. stephanie: it's every parent's worst nightmare. chief fletcher: hamilton county schools has confirmed there were
woodmore elementary and are in grades k through fifth grade. stephanie: just a mile away from the chattanooga elementary school, a school bus, packed with kids, ran off the road, crashed into trees, ending up on its side in a tangled mess. bloodied students lay on stretchers, while other kids didn't survive the accident. chief fletcher: multiple children lost their lives. stephanie: officials say at least five kids were killed. right now, investigators believe the bus was most likely traveling too fast. the 24-year-old bus driver was arrested and is now facing charges. chief fletcher: johnthony walker is being charged with five counts of vehicular homicide, reckless endangerment, and reckless driving. stephanie: it took rescue crews hours to get all the kids off the bus. 23 of them were sent to local hospitals. kirk: we're just asking for prayers. and our hearts go out to the families.
chattanooga will be open today, with grief counselors available for students who need them. stephanie ramos, abc news, new york. sean: officials in japan are warning that another powerful earthquake is possible in the next few days. this comes after a strong quake hit off the coast of fukushima yesterday, measuring between 6.9 and 7.4. experts say it was actually an aftershock of the massive 9.0 quake that triggered a deadly tsunami back in 2011. there was a tsunami nearly five h was minimal, and just 12 injuries have been reported. a manchester man is facing charges after police say they found his children living in deplorable conditions. officers went to an apartment on quirin street yesterday to check on james grenier. but when they arrived, they say the apartment was littered with trash, animal and human feces, urine, flies, and other insects. they say a two-year-old girl was found in a crib that was covered in feces, and a four-year-old boy was found in similar
>> this is not a scenario that unfolded in the spur of the moment. the investigation is indicating that this circumstance was existing for quite some time. these children were subjected to these conditions for quite some time. sean: the children are now being cared for by relatives. dunbarton police are on the lookout for two missing youngsters this morning. clara and millie are jersey calves. they escaped from everett dam afternoon. police say clara and millie are relatively new in town and don't know how to get home. if you spot them, please contact police. still to come on news 9 "daybreak" -- make sure everyone -- making sure everyone has a way to celebrate thanksgiving. we'll catch up with some local and life-saving efforts. three people are earning special recognition after saving a man who collapsed in the middle of a busy store. and in the next half hour, a
kevin: november 2 two -- november 22. the farther west and north you go across the state, it occurred cloud cover instills light snow cover. the chilly day with the breeze out of the northwest. moving ahead to your busy travel and holiday weekend, coming up. sean: efforts are underway across the state to make sure everyone has a special meal on the table this thanksgiving. several local organizations donated food to the fairgrounds middle school in nashua, where students and staff are packing
and in manchester, seniors living at hallsville court have also been collecting thanksgiving meals to give to the less fortunate. >> each bag contains a little note that says we are happy to help your family, and we only hope that you keep yourselves safe and healthy, and pay it forward to someone else in need. >> it makes me feel really good, like i am making a difference, because you never know who is in need and how you can help them. >> where other people may not be lucky like we are. sean: the thanksgiving boxes collected in manchester were given to the salvation army in the queen city. three people were honored last night after saving a man who collapsed at the epping walmart and stopped breathing. brian nelson collapsed last month. a bystander jumped in to help just two weeks after completing a cpr course. an off-duty state trooper saw the crowd and ran to help, and took over cpr until an epping officer arrived with an aed, and shocked nelson twice, bringing
mother, who is up there already, put everybody in their places for that perfect moment. otherwise, god knows. i probably would not be here. sean: all three people who helped save nelson's life were recognized last night during a special ceremony at the epping town hall, and nelson says he is looking forward to spending the holidays with his family. right now, it is 13 minutes past 6:00. coming up, improving brain health. why researchers say dementia rates st plus, one major retailer is hoping for big business this friday, but it won't be banking
however, scientists say the rising number of older americans may halt that downward trend unless more is done to keep brains healthy. the effort by massachusetts general hospital to take over wentworth douglass hospital in dover is getting a boost. the attorney general's office says the deal includes protections for the hospital's assets. the deal also requires the addition of eight full-time workers to provide mental health and substance abuse services. wentworth-douglass would keep its name and remain an independently licensed not-for-profit hospital. manchester tech company dyn is getting new ownership. the company has been sold to oracle, which is based in california. dyn officials say they are committed to keeping the manchester office open and growing. terms of the deal have not been announced. the stock market continues to surge, reaching new record highs. all three major u.s. indexes
today is already up. the dow is now just 43 points shy of 19,000, and the value of the u.s. dollar is now the highest in 13 years. millions of americans will flood stores this friday for all the black friday deals, but one company won't make any money. outdoor clothing retailer patagonia says it will donate 100% of its sales on friday to environmental groups, saying the environment is something everyone can support. the company already gives 1% of its sales to groups that fight to protect natural resources. more than 800 organizations will benefit from this friday's sales. so that is one way to kind of help that the planet, by buying some products there. kevin: after the faith giving meal, i am one of those people that starts looking through the flyers. every year, i resigned myself to the fact that i am not going to go shopping. then, i see the five dollar television. i am not one of the people
of the crazy people. sean: you are just not standing outside the door. kevin: when without saying. plenty of clouds the northwestern half of the state. clear skies and southeastern areas. a quieter morning commute away from the north country, where we still have light snow early this morning. we are continuing to watch snowflakes fly up north. the brisk wind through the afternoon, 30's to lower 40's. similar readings, but that wind gusting at times over 25 mph. start to lighten tomorrow, with sunshine. and then a couple of systems on track. a fairly weak one centered around thanks giving. another one late friday night and into saturday. for the time being, the clouds continuing to dive southeast. highs today in the 30's to lower 40's. the best chance of sunshine in eastern and southern new hampshire, while farther west
clouds. even up north, occasional light snow will mean an inch of accumulation in the hilltops. snow showers tonight and flurries tomorrow morning in the north country. for the rest of us, a blend of sunshine and clouds. out west, a thicker cloud cover at times, temperatures in the 30's, and a brisk wind. it is going to be chilly through the afternoon. light snow up north early this morning. not just higher terrain, but parts of the north country which have been totalmo lower 30's. with the wind, sustained 10-15 mph and gusts over 20 mph, it feels much colder. even with highs in the lower 40's, a chill to the air. they're not expecting the temperature regime to move much from these readings for highs each afternoon, going all the way through the holiday weekend. we went through a 19 day stretch of temperatures at or above normal.
for the month. but we are below normal for the time being, to round of the month. light snow down to flurries and later snow showers overnight. a good deal of sunshine. if you are traveling anywhere across the northeast, you should be fine for the day tomorrow. as we get later into thursday, there will be the chance of a little bit of light snow or flurry activity. we cannot rule out freezing drizzle if it occurs early enough in the day, with an onshore wind. tremendously organized. it is the second system that comes behind that that we will watch more closely, later friday night and into saturday. as i mentioned, temperatures do not move much. we modify a bit toward the end of the week and into the weekend. next system after thanksgiving will have a light chance of precipitation late friday night and saturday. i think over the entire holiday weekend, that is our best chance
sunday for everyone traveling home. sean: it is certainly cold enough, it seems like. kevin: 30's to lower 40's is the new normal. sean: make sure the snow brushes in the car. let's check our top stories. here's ray brewer. ray: aaa is estimating that nearly 2.2 million people will be traveling in new england for the holiday weekend, but there is good news for those travelers. gas prices have been slowly trending down over the last few weeks we are now paying an average of $2.14 in new hampshire, about a nickel lower than a month ago. sean: police in pelham are warning of a possible bad batch of heroin in the area, saying the drugs are mixed with synthetics. investigators say they have seen a sudden increase in drug overdoses in pelham in recent days, including at least two deaths. police in derry need your help identifying this man. they say he broke into the gilbert h. hood middle school early yesterday morning. officers found a broken window
sean: a something extra to be thankful for this thanksgiving. ray and mavis just celebrated their 73rd wedding anniversary. they are both in their mid 90's now. they celebrated by having a party at the restaurant where they first met way back in 1943, when ray was stationed there during world war ii. kevin: as far as the key to a long marriage, he says finding the right girl would be the key, while she says it is all about patience. sean: [laughter] sean: i thought the other key was, she is always right.
sean: there are many ways to study history, but a man in north dakota has found a rather unique way. gregg halverson collects potato chip cans. is he really eating the chips from those? he has more than a thousand of them, mostly from the early 1900s, and each one is a different company. many were mom-and-pop chip makers. kevin: gregg says he only has space to display a small piece of his collection. the rest is in storage. but he is always on the lookout for more. sean: here is the the early 1900s. potato chips came in a big old town right there. coming up in the next half hour, skiers aren't the only ones getting excited for winter. find out when the ice skating rink at strawbery banke will open. plus, call the celtics the comeback kids. they fell behind last night
>> no one covers new hampshire like we do. now, wmur news 9 "daybreak." sean: get out the gloves, hats, maybe in next to fleece. just below freezing. we will talk weather in a moment. first, let's get to our top story. aaa says travelers will be seeing lower gas price as they hit the roads this thanksgiving. right now, the average in new hampshire is $2.14 a gallon. a manchester woman is in the hospital this morning after suffering severe burns in a fire that broke out last night at a multi-family home on pine street. and a pet shop owner in portsmouth is asking for help after she says someone stole a chihuahua puppy from her store. we will have details on that in a moment.
into the ocean, but maybe a nice walk on the beach. kevin: water temperature is still 52, warmer than the air. that helps. that is what i tell myself every year. we start with clouds continuing to dive southeast. scattered snow showers up north. the brisk wind will be a factor again today. 20's and 30's as we start. highs in the 30's to lower 40's. a good deal of sunshine in the southeastern half of the state. more clouds in the northwestern half. sean: i people shoveling early this morning and colebrook. they got a lot of snow up there. let's check on the roads this morning. here's a live look at i-93 from our common man camera in windham. kevin: for a look at the morning drive here in the granite state, we're joined live by 95.7 wzid's deb davidson. good morning, deb. deb: good morning. interstate 93 is moving nicely, as is 89 from concord to the upper valley. we are not seeing problems on 101 or 111. they are both up to speed, with no delays. the everett turnpike looks good,
you by minuteman health. from the wzid traffic network i'm deb davidson for 95.7 wzid. ,sean: thanks. good news for people hitting the roads this thanksgiving. you can look forward to lower gas prices. right now, the average for a gallon of regular in new hampshire is $2.14. that's just a penny more than the national average. ray brewer joins us live in nashua to tell us what travelers can expect as they head to their holiday destinations. with gas prices expected to stay low throughout the thanksgiving weekend, those travel experts are telling us you can expect to see more people on the roads this holiday. >> it's going to be the second cheapest gas for thanksgiving since 2008. ray: according to aaa, gas prices are down about six cents from last week, just in time for people to gas up for holiday travel. drivers are urged to plan ahead. aaa says the busiest times on
the lord feel prices, -- the lower fuel prices good news for many who travel a lot on a daily basis. >> you feel like you're filling your car up every couple of days or something like that when you're really traveling, and it can be quite a burden on me, so. >> it's pretty good. i mean it takes a lot to fill this thing up, so i'm pretty happy about it. ray: aaa says lower gas prices are just one factor people consider when planning their holiday travel. >> i think people are pretty comfortable about traveling with comfortable about traveling with the economy the way it is. ray: ray: once you've filled your tank and hit the road, aaa has a few tips for handling any extra company on the roads. >> pack your patience, buckle up, and do distracted-free driving. aaa says travel has -- distracted free driving. ray: aaa says travel has gone up steadily every year, and experts expect this to be the second busiest thanksgiving week on the roads in the past 10 years. reporting live in manchester, ray brewer, wmur news 9. sean: all right, ray, thanks. fire officials in manchester are
severely burned. the fire broke out last night at a multi-family building on pine street. when firefighters arrived, they say they found an injured woman inside the building. >> made it to the third floor, and they found one victim with -- on the third floor landing that we had to evacuate from the building. the victim has been transported to elliot hospital with severe burns. sean: at this time, there is no word on the woman's condition. the chief says crews were able the chief says crews were able to put the fire out quickly. were displaced. a one-year-old child is recovering this morning after being burned by scalding coffee. the incident happened last night at a home on cedar street. firefighters say hot coffee was spilled on the child. the toddler was taken to the hospital with burns on 18% of the child's body. an arrest warrant has been issued for a salem mom whose apparent drug overdose was caught on camera at a dollar store in lawrence, massachusetts.
watch. it shows mandy mcgowen's young daughter frantically trying to wake her in a store aisle. mcgowen did not show up for a court hearing on child endangerment charges last week. her daughter is now in state custody. a portsmouth pet store is asking for your help in tracking down a stolen puppy. the little shop of pets says this two-pound, three-month-old chihuahua was stolen this week. the owner believes the 900-dollar puppy was taken out of an open pen sometime sunday night or monday morning. right now, the biggest concern is that the little chihuahua is not getting the specialized food it needs. >> we don't know what it's on. and what is happening. and into sick puppy. -- it could easily crash and turn into sick puppy. we just want to get the puppy back. we're not going to prosecute. just please return the puppy before something happens. sean: the pet shop owner says she is concerned that the thief will try to sell the puppy online to an unsuspecting buyer. the dog is micro-chipped, so any
as the threat of a school bus driver strike continues to loom, a federal court now says it will not step in to help -- at least not yet. the timberlane and hampstead school districts asked a judge to grant an injunction to stop a possible strike by first student drivers. following a hearing with a judge on friday night, the school districts agreed to wait until another round of negotiations, scheduled for today. drivers in belmont authorized a strike. if it happens, other drivers in the state say they a off the job. the gates have been lifted in neighborhoods near the manchester walmart. this comes after months of heated debate, and complaints from residents. last week, manchester aldermen were unanimous in their decision to lift all of the gates and restore two-way traffic to president road and mack avenue. a new traffic pattern study is expected to be completed by the spring. new hampshire's 2016 election is
the secretary of state's office hopes to finish its recounts in several state races. for days, officials have been reviewing the ballots in 14 house races and one senate race. so far, the outcomes have remained unchanged, but the secretary of state will validate the results at the completion of the recounts. vermont senator bernie sanders returned to new hampshire to promote his new book last night. he spoke to a sold-out crowd at the capitol center for the arts in concord. the former pde called "our revolution: a future to believe in." it talks about his run for the white house and the future of our country. sanders says america needs to have discussions on serious issues. sen. sanders: you saw 1,000 times more coverage about emails or trump's attitude toward women. and i'm not saying that those are not important issues, but, you know, climate change is kind of important. sean: when asked if the book lays the groundwork for a 2020
people engaged in politics. coming up on "daybreak," protecting old glory. find out why a college in massachusetts has decided not to fly any american flags on campus. and heart-stopping video out of pennsylvania. a police cruiser nearly hit a group of kids on a sidewalk, and the whole thing was caught on camera. we will show it to you. kevin: colder air continuing to filing out of the northwest, and the wind will be brisk. filing out of the northwest, and the wind will be brisk.
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kevin: starting your tuesday morning with partial sunshine in theou snow this morning. this entire area of low pressure continues to pull away, 30's to lower 40's today. a couple other systems to the west we are tracking for the holiday weekend. the details coming up. sean: kevin, thanks. we continue to follow a developing story out of japan. at least 12 people were injured when a major earthquake hit the country yesterday. the tremor, which measured between 6.9 and 7.4, struck in the same area that was devastated by a tsunami that followed a 9.0 earthquake back
the japan meteorological agency described this quake as an aftershock of the massive 2011 quake. it warned that another large earthquake could hit in the next few days. a massive pileup on a highway in china left 17 people dead and 37 others injured. 56 vehicles were involved in the crash, which happened during snow and rain. hospital officials say all of the people who were injured are expected to survive. kidnapping her newborn baby. the suspect, yesenia sesmas, said in a jailhouse interview that the victim agreed to give her the child, but backed out of the deal at the last moment. she claims the murder was an accident. she says she threatened the mother with a gun when it accidentally discharged. police say sesmas faked being pregnant for several months before the murder. the baby, whose name is sophia, was found safe.
he originally granted permission last year during the year of mercy, which ended on sunday. in a letter, pope francis wrote, quote, "i wish to restate as firmly as i can that abortion is a grave sin, since it puts an end to an innocent life. however, i can and must state that there is no sin that god's mercy cannot reach and wipe away." a college in amherst, massachusetts has stopped flying all american flags on campus, after one flag was burned election. one college official says a flag was initially lowered to half staff after the election, but it was then found burned on veterans day. >> they can be upset, but, i mean, that is a little -- a do not have a lot to worry about, you know? they are going to a pretty nice school, and i am sure things are good for them. so they need to show it a different way, basically. sean: the president of hampshire college says no flags will be
about appropriately utilizing flags in the future. now to a close call for some kids in pennsylvania. check out this video. you can see the kids nearly get hit by an out-of-control police cruiser. authorities say police were chasing a stolen car when one of the cruisers got hit by a van. the cruiser spun right toward a group of kids that was standing on the sidewalk. but fortunately, it narrowly missed them. >> i'm still shaken up, because it was just -- you see that in the movies, not in real life, you know? everyone seemed fine besides the officer. he was shaken up. but i'm sure he went to the hospital. but yeah very scary. , sean: the officer suffered minor injuries. as for the driver of the stolen car he was chasing, police say he got away. turning now to sports. the celtics played at the minnesota twins last night. minnesota had just four wins through their first 12 games of the season. karl-anthony towns is their
tips it in. later in the first, isaiah thomas found horford in the corner for the three-pointer to put the celtics up 18-13. reminds me of myself right there. boston trailed in the fourth quarter, but the celts went on a 19-0 run and ended up winning the game 99-93. the celtics play at the nets tomorrow. patriots defensive tackle alan branch has been suspended for violating the league's drug policy. according to espn, alan branch is being suspended for four games after he tested positive for marijuana. suspension. he has played in all 10 games for the patriots this season. you are getting a chance to see new hampshire skiing sensation mikaela shiffrin up close and personal. the audi fis ski world cup is coming to killington, in vermont, this weekend. shiffrin, who grew up in the lebanon area, will race in giant slalom on saturday, and in the slalom on sunday. on both days, the first run is at 9:30 a.m., with the second
attention, hockey fans. you have a couple of chances to catch some good games leading up to the holiday, and just after it as well. the monarchs play tomorrow night at home against florida. the teams will play again friday night in manchester. black friday there. unh hockey will host rpi tomorrow night. and they play saturday night against cornell at madison square garden. the massachusetts department of transportation is issuing an apology after spotted on a roadside. take a look for yourself. as you can see, the sign says, tape rather than -- what is it supposed to be? kevin: cape cod. sean: the sign was put up on november 15 and taken done yesterday. it was up there for a while. dartmouth police noticed the sign and posted this picture on facebook. they joked that the best way to reach cod cape is to drive backward. a cafe owner and new mexico is allowing his customers to pay what they please.
does not have prices on it. instead, the owner says people pay what they feel they should. he hopes they will pay it forward. so far, he says his business has confirmed the belief that people want to do good. >> most people are fair and honest and want to contribute. even if people are, say, homeless are struggling, they still want to contribute or pay what they can. sean: the pay as you please cafe started as a pop-up and grew so days a week. of course, if you are going to go eat there, you got to pay some money. kevin: of course. i think you go in expecting that. we start early this morning with fair skies across the area. we do have quite a few extra clouds in western and northern new hampshire. the northwestern half of the state standing to see the overcast at times, while south and eastern areas will be in an out cloud cover into the afternoon. still some light snow flurry
are looking at an inch of accumulation up in terrain, while in central and southern new hampshire, a back and forth between clouds and sun. occasionally, figure cloud cover bumping against northern terrain will slide southeast. i do not expect much even in the way of flurry activity. everyone is going to be in on the northwest wind, which is going to gusts over 20-25 mph. low-pressure wobbling away into thna still breezy tonight and a little bit of a breeze tomorrow, but not nearly as gusty. a pretty good day if you are going to be traveling in new hampshire or across the northeast, with light snow continuing in the north country this morning. an additional and shove accumulation a possibility. highs yesterday were only in the mid-20's in pittsburgh and corporate yesterday. you will be in the upper 20's to near 30 today, which is where we start in southern areas.
between the clouds and sun in the southern half of the state area a thicker cloud cover today in the upper valley and northward, as the clouds bank up against the terrain and reinvigorate themselves with the northwest wind. scattered snow showers continuing from the notches northward. that will lighten down to flurries later tonight and early tomorrow. winds noticeable at 10-15 mph, and gusts over 20 mph through the afternoon, even into this taper overnight. high temperatures anywhere from the mid and upper 20's in for northern areas of the state to know the freezing mark and whitefield and berlin, to the lower 40's in some spots. without wind, it is not going to feel like that through the afternoon. if you are outdoors, the breeze will pick up and out extra bite to the air. we are talking temperatures again tomorrow continuing to work their way up into the 30's to lower 40's. it is with a good deal of sunshine. the next system approaches after
and the afternoon on thursday, there will be a system approaching. it may be just enough to kickoff lighter snow showers. maybe a couple of light rain showers. maybe patchy drizzle in a few spots, with temperatures just above the freezing mark. that is something we will keep track of. a larger system located back through the rocky mountains eventually approaches later friday night. as that system gets here, it looks like a better chance of picking up light rain or light snow, depending on the track and the night and into saturday. from there, it doesn't look like we will watch that system pull away saturday evening, setting up the drive home sunday looking good. a busy travel they wednesday. they look like the best days of the extended forecast. that's giving, there could be like precipitation, but it does not look like anything terrible. sean: we talked about those turkey trots happening, so you want to bundle up. the ice is almost ready for the third season of skating at
portsmouth museum is taken down each spring and rebuilt for winter. the refrigeration of the tubes in the mats that line the bottom began yesterday. crews are preparing to open the rink a week from tomorrow. skaters will now access it through the strawbery banke visitors' center. >> we have skating lessons. those start the first week of december. we also offer private rentals. we do corporate parties here at the rink, birthday parties. >> be off the patio, which means it's just that much easier to get hot drinks and to warm up if you get cold. sean: always fun to take the family out. after next wednesday, the rink will be open every day for the next three months. right now, it is 6:51. still to come, a final check on top stories, including a fire in manchester. energy costs go up and down.
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sean: the time right now is 6:55. updating our top stories, people hitting the roads this thanksgiving can look forward to seeing lower gas prices. here's ray brewer. ray: those gas prices have been slowly trending down over the past few weeks. according to aaa, we are now paying an average of $2.14 in new hampshire, just a penny paying an average of $2.14 in new hampshire, just a penny lower than a month ago. sean: fire officials in manchester are trying to figure out what sparked a fire that left a woman severely burned. the fire broke out last night at a multi-family building on pine street. the red cross says it's now assisting four families that were displaced. police in pelham are warning of a possible bad batch of heroin in the area. they say the drugs are mixed with synthetics. investigators say they have seen a sudden increase in drug overdoses in pelham in recent days, including at least two deaths. a portsmouth pet store is asking
the little shop of pets says this two-pound, three-month-old chihuahua was stolen sometime sunday night or monday morning. kevin: a lot of clouds in the northwestern half of the state. still a little light snow in parts of the north country. we have at least some sunshine in southeastern areas. another brisk day with the wind out of the northwest, which lightens tomorrow. looks good for travel. the could be a couple of light, mixed er and a more organized system late friday night into saturday, which would mean light rain or snow. sean: the good news is, you book and things. as you are hitting the roads, not looking bad. kevin: wednesday and sunday both looking good. sean: plus, skiers getting excited. snowmaking going on. coming up next on "good morning america," they will have the latest on that deadly bus crash in tennessee. at least five elementary school students were killed when the bus rolled over and hit a tree. it almost wrapped around the
good morning, america. school bus tragedy. >> the bus flipped over occupied with children. >> this bus filled with 35 elementary school students in a horrific accident running off the road and slamming into trees. at least five killed and two dozen hospitalized. overnight, tus >> this is an absolute nightmare for this community. >> investigators on the scene as we hear from the families this morning. donald trump makes his first direct appeal to americans since the election. >> i want the next generation of production and innovation to happen right here on our great homeland, america. this morning we'll have what he promised, what he didn't say about isis as he meets with former rivals even democrats about joining his cabinet.