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here in whitworth. we will take you we know tonight about a homicide investigation after six year old band was killed. tom: and new cabinet announcements from president-elect trump. his latest nominees, who did not support him on the campaign trail. shelley: and an act of thanksgiving generosity. how a woman standing in a grocery line saved a student effort to feed dozens of families. >> that's what thanksgiving is all about, those around us. >> no one covers new hampshire like we do. tom: tonight, we are watching this weather system that's bringing rain and snow to the great lakes right now. shelley: it's making its way towards new england, and could impact your holiday weekend travel. good evening. i'm shelley walcott. tom: and i'm tom griffith. the drive has been dry all day, but chief meteorologist mike haddad says that could change
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tracking a big storm, it won't be a widespread travel issue tomorrow. having said that, there's a narrow band of no showers over western, central, southeastern new york, stretching toward new hampshire. it will be right on top of us tomorrow from sun up until about 10:00 or 11:00 tomorrow morning. it's so narrow a band that how we could possibly see would be coding to maybe just under a half-inch. half-inch. it may be just enough to m morning into the afternoon, just overcast skies occurring in central pennsylvania right now and that's our weather for tomorrow afternoon. what about the rain showers back to the west and will it be cold enough for a slippery mess tomorrow night? shelley: tonight, we take a live look at the drive on i-93 in hooksett. the state department of transportation says it is watching the weather forecast
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slick. but with holiday travel nationwide expected to be its highest levels in over a decade, drivers i spoke to said so far, it's been smooth sailing. the roads may be busy, but on this thanksgiving eve, holiday travelers were feeling decidedly festive. >> try, beautiful weather and drivers are behaving themselves. >> at least it is moving. it's not like trying to go through bostonur been flowing along. shelley: millions of people around the country are heading to their holiday destinations today, department of transportation officials say they saw about 257,000 cars on new hampshire highways last thanksgiving weekend, and they're curious to see if they beat that record this year. >> a lot of them are out-of-state plates, so obviously a lot of people are coming up here. shelley: and with so many people out on the roads, the dot is
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safely. slick weather is expected on thanksgiving day. some brine, a salt and water mixture, was applied on the spaulding turnpike today, from exits 9 to 18. dot officials tell us crews will be called out as needed in the coming days and nights. the best advice this holiday weekend, go against the grain, and try and hit the road ahead of the crowd. >> we left at the right time. shelley: across new england, aaa expects more than two million people will be travelling this weekend. that's 2.5% higher than last millions some are hitting some heavy delays as they make it to their final thanksgiving destination. in los angeles and washington, traffic was backed up for miles and miles as people hoped to beat the rush. but in miami, florida, travelers were surprised to see that the airport was not crowded today. >> i'm going to boston. so far the airport is great. i pulled in, no problem. i thought it would be crazy busy today but it's not very busy and everything is going smooth so far.
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reminding travelers that it's still a good idea to get to the airport two hours before your flight. you can get current traffic conditions, live radar, and the latest forecast anywhere you go. just download the wmur app from the i-tunes or google play stores. shelley: developing tonight, the attorney general's office is investigating a homicide in wentworth. a 60-year-old man was killed inside his home early this morning. as wmur's cherise leclerc tells us, investigators are releasing few ot cherise: officers arrived at this home just before 2:00 this morning. there they found the victim suffering from blunt force injuries. he was brought to a hospital, but did not survive. tonight the road remains blocked off by state police and investigators as it is still an active crime scene. >> evidence is being gathered as
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cherise: investigators remained on scene well into the evening, hoping to get more answers into the homicide of 60-year-old todd downing. >> the state police have been of working all day in conjunction with other troopers and with assistance from the police department to try to figure out exactly what happened. cherise: police were called here just before 2 wednesday morning. they found downing suffering from what they call blunt force injuries, investigators conducted interviews for hours from the plymouth police department, but so far say no it's a mystery that woke up some neighbors early in the morning. >> the dog was barking continuously. i don't know what but he kept nosing over to the neighbor's house. i don't know what was going on but it was an awful lot of noise. cherise: police could also be seen standing watch over another home on buffalo road, just a couple miles away from the crime scene. assistant attorney general jeff strelzin would not comment on whether the two locations are
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news 9 he found out this morning as he was getting off his overnight shift at walmart that something horrible happened. but so far authorities have not released any details about what may have led to this homicide. >> right now, we don't have any it -- any information to lead us to believe the public is at risk. cherise: right now, manchester -- police are still investigating tonight and say the public should not you like they are in any danger. are facing various drug and other charges in the latest operation granite hammer arrest. this is a picture of the crack cocaine and handgun seized during two of their risk. the suspects all taken into custody over a six-day period ending yesterday. police tell us they expect to make more arrests in connection with these investigations. right now, manchester police are looking for a man they say robbed a t.d. bank. police say just after 2:00 p.m.
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suspect handed the teller a note demanding cash, and told them he was armed. police say no weapon was shown. if you recognized this man you are asked to call manchester police. shelley: laconia police are asking for the public's help identifying this man, they say over the past 5 days there have been several thefts outside multiple businesses and parked vehicles on province road. police say surveillance footage shows the man going into parked vehicles and taking tools and other items. tonight, the president at the university of new hampshire is condemning an increase in hate incidents on campus. president mark huddleston sent a letter today saying those acts will not be tolerated. he says several students, faculty and staff have experienced racial slurs, spitting, bullying, and vulgar statements on social media. people on campus say they're glad this is being addressed.
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place to go and seek out information and advice on what to do and perhaps shelter if they feel like they are in danger. tom: in commitment 2016 tonight, president elect donald trump is calling for unity in a thanksgiving message posted online. it comes hours after he announced two women as nominees to his cabinet. as abc's lana zak tells us, both women supported other presidential candidates during the primary. p his thanksgiving message. >> it's my prayer that we begin to heal our divisions and move forward as one country. >> earlier he named betsy devos, the nominee for education secretary, and nikki haley, the nominee for un ambassador, are strong republican leaders, but their selection to join the president-elect's cabinet demonstrate a departure from his previous nominees, not only are two the first female appointments, and in the case of sc gov. haley, the first person
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supporters of mr. trump on the campaign trail. her state of the union response, considered an indictment of mr trump. but after the election, gov haley called mr. trump a friend, now saying when the president believes you have a major contribution to make to the welfare of our nation, and to our nation's standing in the world, that is a calling that is important to heed. ms. devos, an advocate for school choice, was a delegate for ohio gov. john kasich. his vision to make american education great again. ms. devos doubled-down on a campaign promise of mr. trump's saying she was against common core though she had previously been a member of pro-common core organizations. this was a key platform issue of the president-elect. meanwhile, dr. ben carson, says an announcement is forthcoming on his role and there is still a
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department. lana zak, abc news, washington. tom: and just in, donald trump has picked 78-year-old wilbur ross as commerce secretary. ross is the chairman and chief strategy officer of private-equity firm w.l. ross and co, which specializes in buying failing companies. stepped up security in new york, >> officials say extra security measures are now in place for the macy's thanksgiving day parade. , route will be blocked off. jean: a mystery shopper saves thanksgiving day at this market basket in nashua. the incredible story, when we come back.
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tom: developing news out of detroit, officials say a wayne state university police officer has died a day after he was shot in the head. police say 29-year-old officer collin rose was investigating possible car thefts when he was shot. the department's police chief says rose had surgery yesterday, but he died at the hospital this evening. a suspect in the shooting was arrested but so far no charges have been filed. tonight, a sixth child has died from a school bus crash in chattanooga, tennessee. shelley: investigators also now say toxicology reports on the driver showed no trace of drugs or alcohol in his system. police say he was driving well over the posted speed limit when he lost control of the bus. he is charged with vehicular homicide. five children remain hospitalized. tom: a warning tonight for
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minivans. the automaker is recalling more than 800,000 of those mini vans because the sliding doors could open while the vehicle is moving. this affects 2011 to 2016 models. toyota says the issue involves the motor for the door, but the automaker is still working on a fix. owners will be notified of repair plans by mid-january. shelley: tonight, extra security measures are in place to keep macy's thanksgiving day thousands of officers will be on the streets and snipers will be on rooftops, and this year, more than 80 sanitation trucks will be filled with sand and used to create a barrier on the parade route. authorities say there's no confirmation of a credible threat but say they are prepared. tom: tonight these thanksgiving meals are on their way to families in need but this tradition organized by some new
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to help changed that. wmur's jean mackin explains what happened and how the mystery woman came to the rescue. jean: this random act of thanksgiving kindness happened right at the register inside this market basket in nashua. in the middle of the mad dash to get all those thanksgiving supplies, something remarkable brought the grocery store line to a standstill on monday, students from rivier university were in rushing to fulfill an annual tradition their thanksgiving basket project through a campus collection of food and mon hundreds of needy families. but there was a glitch at the register. >> as my students were going through the line at market basket, they went to pay, and my card got declined because we had hit our daily limit. and a woman came over and asked what they were up to, and they explained the thanksgiving project, and she actually offered to pay for the entire
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of my students and she was crying. i could tell that something was up and i ask her what was going on. she said a woman just paid for our entire order. jean: the students were able to leave with feasts for families in need, and a lesson about the meaning of thanksgiving. now they just want to send their own thanks to the mystery shopper. >> we have a name, we haven't been able to get in touch with her yet, but we're working on it and we want to give her a proper thank you. justo just to know that love and kindness always when. it was such an inspiration to me and my students. >> the project exceeded its goal of 300 two baskets. instead, distributing nearly 500 this year.
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all about. if you've been traveling, trying to get to your thanksgiving destination, today the roads were in line shape. temperatures a little below the average at 41, but not too far off the norm for this time of year. dry conditions statewide all over new hampshire. as you can see right now, nothing to keep track of for the next few away, a narrow band of snow showers entering central portions of new york state and it makes a beeline toward new hampshire just in time for tomorrow morning. from sun up until about 10:00 or 11:00, we could get a little bit of light snow, maybe a half inch in spots. not a widespread issue but if it does happen, it could be just enough to coat some area roadways.
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morning and afternoon, here's what's moving in for the afternoon and in more showers build in tomorrow night into saturday early in the day. mainly in the liquid form in southern new hampshire, light snow to the north. temperatures 20's and lower 30's, no wind chill for a change and overnight tumble back to near 20 north and mid to upper 20's south. clear skies now in the clouds will race in as warm air overwrites the cooler air. not too cool for this late hour of the evening in mid to late november. that means temperatures are heading a little bit higher in just warm enough to support more liquid as opposed to snow, starting tomorrow night into friday and friday evening. tomorrow couple of scattered snow showers early, during the
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coating to an inch or two, but notice southern new hampshire, mainly light rain. there could be a little bit of mixing going on early but mostly with temperatures above freezing, tough to get anything frozen. the same story friday and friday night and saturday most of the accumulation will be in the mountains as the storm deacons and pulls away from new hampshire. the best bet of rain and snow will be in northern locales. central and lower 40's and southern parts of the state. the best bet of a snow shower through mid-to-late morning, but not widespread, just a coating to a half inch at best. thursday afternoon, overcast skies and we get the black friday, clouds in a few showers in southern new hampshire. to the north, it is frozen, so we get a little bit of snow in the country.
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linger in the mountains. partly sunny and breezy and cool sunday. good news for traveling back from grandma's house and early next week is ok. not a big storm by any stretch but that's all it takes to make it a little bit crazy. shelley: lots of time indoors with the relatives this weekend. find out what's going on in sports. jamie: the nashua turkey bowl
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jamie: the boston celtics spent their thanksgiving-eve in brooklyn, an important game with the nets. the c's can swap first round draft picks with brooklyn next year if they want, they will be thankful for that come june, if
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trying to add to it here. avery bradley with the steal off the nets inbounds pass, bradley with the layup to extend the celtics lead to 14. isaiah thomas hits the 3-pointer from the corner. score, 51-46 boston. 4th quarter, the celts were just too good, thomas with another 3,23 points. boston wins 111-92. the celts host the spurs on friday afternoon. manchesters wenyen gabriel won't be home for dinner tomorrow, his kentucky wildcats hosted cleveland state this he had a great game. listen to the numbers. 10 points, 10 rebounds a and six assists. kentucky won the game 101-70, they are 5-0 this year. college basketball this afternoon, unh hitting the holiday with an early game against detroit mercy. unh in gray, danniel deeon with a 3 pointer. huge game for tanner leissner, hits a short turnaround in the paint. and how about this sweet drive
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and unh wins 86-70, tanner leissner with career high 31 points and 8 rebounds. hockey on the eve, monarchs hosting the florida everblades. daniel ciampini to rihards burkarts 4-1 monarchs. in the second, john mccarron gets the goal for florida. 4-2. teddy doherty to david kolomatis goal, 2 goals an the monarchs cruise to the 7-3 win. the teams play again on friday night. the 13th annual nashua turkey bowl, south in white against north. early on stephen lambert hauls , in a long touchdown pass in the corner of the endzone, 7-0 north. strike up the band. south trying to get rolling, sean holland passes over the middle, picked off by levi gosselin.
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out, the titans looking good, winning 13-0. but the purple panthers were not going away, holland to former hometown hero max osgood for the touchdown, 13-7. then miles johnson with a short touchdown run for south a great game, and south pulls out the 41-35 victory, they lead the all-time series 9-4. tomorrow morning at 10:15, its central against trinity at gill stadium. this week we have told you about the turkey trots for tomorrow morning, here is another, the 8th annual seacoast rotary turkey trot. the race begins at 8:30am at pierce island in portsmouth, finishing at strawberry banke. costumes are encouraged. one of the turkey trots for tomorrow, the purity spring thanksgiving day 5k in madison. the logo you see was designed by a kennett hs student. the race begins at 9am at purity spring resort,and it follows the nordic trails at king pine ski
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because of their 13 year playoff run, spending thanksgiving together is the norm for the unh football team. they will eat at holloway commons on campus tomorrow at 2:00. this is video of last years dinner. a massive food order. 150 people on the guest list,100 pounds of turkey, 75 pounds of prime rib, 100 pounds of potatoes, 60 pounds of butternut squash, stuffing, green beans, salad, cranberry sauce, mac and cheese, and so much tomorrow. >> it will be my third time to do it and it's really fun. there is nobody else on campus. it's just awesome. it's good to just spend some time with my best friends and that's really it. >> it doesn't get any better. your with kids that have become an extended family and it's fun
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first time be involved in some of these things. jamie: they host lehigh and with the students gone they could use new hampshire football fans to turn out for that one on saturday. tom: still to come on news9 tonight, shelley: a special reuinion in the queen city, coming up, we'll
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shelley: a thanksgiving salute from the hanover chop house tonight for a bunch of old-timers, telling tales about the team in the queen city. tom: members of the 1966 manchester central high state championship team got together tonight to celebrate a season to remember, undefeated and considered one of the best high school teams in thco even though it has been 50-years since these young bucks graced the grid-iron, the memories remains strong. among the little green legends. dick fuller and ted gatas.
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