tv News 9 Daybreak ABC February 3, 2016 6:00am-7:00am EST
erin: now on daybreak, hillary clinton and bernie sanders will cherry stage in new hampshire tonight in both say they are riding a wave of momentum. the candidates are crowding into new hampshire. one leading candidate just well-known politician. kevin: the storm system approaches with various types of rain. erin: a man accused of killing
statements he made to police thrown out -- even though prosecutors say he confessed. >> no one covers new hampshire like we do. now, wmur news 9 daybreak. erin: good morning, new hampshire. thanks for waking up with us. i' m erin fehlau. sean: i' m sean mcdonald. you know it is primary week when the lights of the national media are parked in your parking lot. they are going to see some bum nasty weather, right? kevin: there is going to be lower visibility, some spots will get over an inch of rain fall. we will watch for a light, wintry mix early today. as the day wears on, southerly temperatures. our high temperatures by 7:00 or
s to 50' s. much more on your wet wednesday s take a look at your we' s deb davidson. good morning. deb: good morning, kevin. are moving well and up to speed. all things look great to the upper valley. 93 south is an easy ride heading from concord to the state line with massachusetts. if we are out on the everett turnpike, that is moving well. if your commute is taking you into boston, 93 south is seeing delays in andover. from the wzid traffic network, i'
sean: the political press is on in new hampshire with days left before the first in the nation primary. erin: there are dozens of events planned each day between now and tuesday. ray brewer is live in derry where hillary clinton and bernie sanders will share the stage tonight. ray: that' s right, originally the town hall was planned to include hillary clinton, bernie sanders, and maryland governor martin o' malley. he dropped out after his poor showing in the iowa caucuses. both sanders and clinton spent yesterday at events in new hampshire. they have get out the vote rallies today. even though clinton is claiming a narrow victory in iowa, sanders says he is not accepting defeat, claiming that some of the caucus votes may be up for reconsideration. the polls show sanders with a double-digit lead in new
>> we show that working people, lower income people, and young people are prepared to stand up and fight for fundamental changes in the way politics and economics is done in america. >> i' m going to campaign as hard as i possibly can to make my case to the granite staters about what i intend to do and the kind of results i will produce for people. ray: sanders says if voter turnout is high on tuesday, he expects to score a big win in new hampshire. tonight' s town hall airing live reporting live, ray brewer. after a second-place finish in iowa, donald trump is trying to regain momentum in new hampshire. during a rally, he picked up the endorsement of former senator scott brown. the republican front-runner is trying to explain the results
>> i think that we did very well. i did not expect to do so well. one poll came out that had us build up a false expectation for some people. sean: he is headed to little rock, arkansas today. not hurt his chances in new hampshire. erin: fresh off his third-place three town hall meetings planned in new hampshire today. he said republicans cannot afford to lose this presidential election. he deflected the notion that he is the establishment choice. >> i' m not the establishment candidate. i' ve had $40 million of establishment money spent attacking me. i got to the u.s. senate running against the establishment. erin: rubio also focused on the issues he says a report into new
crisis, jobs, and the economy. sean: jeb bush is counting on a strong result in new hampshire. he has a pair of town hall meetings today. last night, he discussed medical care for veterans during a town hall in hanover. ted cruz, john kasich, chris christie, carly fiorina, and jim gilmore are holding events in new hampshire today. you contract the candidates and find out where they will be and when by using the candidate tracker on our website. the republican candidates will share a stage one last time before the primary. wmur and abc news are sponsoring the debate at saint anselm college that begins at 8:00 on saturday night right here on wmur. we will begin with a special edition of news 9 at 5:00. erin: an autopsy is planned after a body was found in new boston.
friendly beaver campground. right now, they are simply calling this an untimely death. they have not identified the person who died. the man hospitalized after an assault in rochester over the weekend has died. police say 44-year-old james unfonak of rochester was hurt in a fight in the parking lot of gary' s sports bar and restaurant early sunday morning. he died at the hospital. no arrests have been made. sean: lawyers or a merrimack man accused of killing his wife are trying to get statements thrown out before his trial. 63-year-old joseph lawrence is charged with second-degree murder in the death of his wife. his attorneys claim that his statements were not voluntary because of his mental state. prosecutors say that while he was emotional, he was also consumed by guilt and the police
intentionally shooting his wife. erin: firefighters from new hampshire raced to battle a fire over the border in hartford, vermont. a man who lives on the second floor of the apartment building told firefighters that the flames started in his kitchen. he suffered burns trying to put the fire out himself. the fire finally spread into the attic and roof. firefighters spent the night keeping and i out for hotspots. the convicted murderer who escaped from a prison in upstate new york last june was sentenced for his escape. prosecutors will not pursue any charges in relation to the burglaries of hunting camp' s following the escape. sean: still to come, roller derby is very popular and fast-paced, but it turns out it
to cut social security for the elderly
and disabled vets. i disagree. in fact, not only should we not cut benefits -- we should expand them. my plan for social security increases benefits and cost of living adjustments and raises minimum payments for low-income seniors. it will ensure that all seniors can retire with dignity and respect. i'm bernie sanders,
players in maine are asking for help from lawmakers. erin: a law from the 1970' s bans skaters from hitting each other or having physical contact. it is having -- keeping one of the leagues in maine from building a new arena. they are petitioning lawmakers to change the rules. >> we have practices where we practice our safety, learning how to fall, learning how to take a hit, sort of like hockey. erin: there are 10 roller derby leagues in maine. lawmakers are planning a work session to talk about repealing the contact ban. sean: a dramatic ice rescue in missouri was caught on camera. you can see the 16-year-old boy struggling to get out of water on his own. a police officer slid out on the ice. firefighters arrived with cold
they had just completed a training course days earlier. the teen was treated for hypothermia, but is expected to make a full recovery. scary stuff. erin: the training does come in handy in situations like that. thank goodness he is ok. coming up, what do you do when you get stuck in the airport? travelers in one city wilson be able to sit down and watch a movie on the big screen sean: top military officials say women
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investigators say there is no evidence of a criminal act, but it does look consistent with a bomb. two people were treated for minor injuries. erin: top generals say it will take up to three years to fully integrate women into all combat jobs. during a hearing, they also said that they think women should have to register for the selective service, also known as the draft, when they turn 18, just like men. that is an issue most politicians have not been willing to endorse. sean: there is good news for people who ride the t in boston. the new government center station will open on march 26. the station has been closed for reconstruction. station more accessible for people with disabilities. there are more air back problems for toyota. the carmaker is recalling 3000
mounted airbags could inflate without a crash. vehicles made between 2003 and 2006 are affected. owners will get a letter with repair instructions. erin: with the warm weather, maple syrup producers say the sap is already starting to flow in some areas. many producers say they usually do not start tapping the trees until mid february. they are not sure how good this season is going to be. the 21st annual maple sugar weekend is scheduled for march 19 and 20th, allowing you to check out local sugar shacks and the sugaring process. getting stuck at the airport can be frustrating and exhausting, but it is going to be easier to oregon. the airport is building a vintage-style movie theater in the terminal that will show filmmakers.
there is a similar theater at the airport in minneapolis-st. paul. i wonder if they have any popcorn? sean: what if you are just about to see the end of the movie and your flight is getting called to board? [laughter] erin: maybe they will show it on board. sean: a good way to pass the time. kevin: especially if you are stuck there for a length of time. we start off with fairly quiet conditions. precipitation. could be the chance of a light snow if precipitation runs in early. all rainfall. precipitation making its way
probably by 10:00 or 11:00, we will see precipitation in eastern spots of the state. heaviest portion of this, it will likely be in rainfall form. there could be an inch or two of accumulation north of the notches before we go over to a wintry mix into the afternoon. the wind out of the southeast will pick up to 10-20 miles per hour. light snow for cohost county -- coos county. the lakes region' s drive for the moment. if you are headed out about now until 8:00, you should be ok. temperatures early this morning starting off starting off -- in the mid-20' s to lower 30' s. we will see temperatures work their way back into the 40' s by later on today thanks to that southeast wind, which will pick
here is a look at it. warmer air and warmer than what we will have today. there will be some of those central valleys in central new hampshire, plymouth, franklin, bristol, those areas tend to hang on to the coldest of the air longest. your high temperatures will not occur until 5:00 or 6:00 this evening as the rainfall starts to wind down. clearing skies overnight set up partial sunshine and then mainly fair skies through the weekend. it looks like we could see a couple of snow showers later saturday evening or early sunday. we go over to rain this afternoon, which could be heavy at times. we cool off tomorrow night and into friday. partly sunny skies on saturday,
besides that, we are looking at quiet conditions into monday. there could be another storm system all the way out into the extended portion of the forecast. we are seeing the colder air begin to win out again. sean: it has not felt like february. kevin: not at all. sean: let' s check our top stories. ray: bernie sanders and hillary clinton will take center stage tonight in derry at the opera house for a town hall. both sanders and clinton have several events today leading up to the town hall, including get out the vote rallies. even though clinton is claiming a narrow victory in iowa, sanders has indicated that some of the caucus votes may be up for reconsideration. sean: seven presidential hopefuls are here today on the republican side taking part in two dozen events, including marco rubio and ted cruz, who
sean: if spiders bother you, i' m sorry. you might not be excited. erin: scientists have discovered a new monster species of daddy longlegs. researchers finally found the massive arachnids in the mountains in oregon. scientists say they are really harmless to people. they don' t look harmless. sean: they do' t. two words that should not go together are massive and arachnids.
sean: the super bowl is not the only big competition this weekend. it is also the puppy bowl on animal planet. three local pooches are taking part. erin: ranger, tate, and timber came to the humane society of greater nashua. puppy bowl officials say that ranger is skilled at handling roped and stuffed toys. timber is relentless when chasing a ball. tate is fiercely competitive on the playing field. they are geared up and ready to go. sean: i hope tate canned move on from the accusations that he let some of the air out of his squeaky toys. coming up, training can take all forms. find out why a woman was running around a zoo in japan dressed like a zebra. erin: there are new concerns about the zika virus. the virus is not transferred
announcer: no one covers new hampshire like we do. now, wmur news 9 daybreak. erin: good wednesday morning. look at the sky out there. it is gorgeous. a lot of color out there. 32 degrees and we are expecting a messy mix later tonight. sean says it will not look like that all day. kevin will talk about the crummy forecast in a bit. it is a crummy forecast. a number of candidates will be back on the campaign trail today. the verizon wireless arena in manchester is getting a new name. called the snhu arena. selling heroin, is expected to
erin: we are seeing a little bit of snow in some areas. kevin: northern spots. i think the longer into the morning we go, a lot of this changes to rainfall. that will be heavy at times this afternoon through early this evening. over an inch of rain is a possibility. high temperatures likely do not occur until 6:00 this evening, where we get into the 40' s. the evening commute looks less than ideal. erin: is that going to stay rain? kevin: it should. early this morning, a little bit of light snow up north. erin: we
want to check the roads right now. here is a look at 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
good morning, deb. >> 93 continues to be up to speed as you make your way from salem to concord and concord south as well. if you are
commuting on 10 one eastbound, hasslefree to the seacoast. the westbound side is moving well as you make your way into manchester. not seeing problems on 111. 90 five north and south is ok through the construction zone between exits two and 1. as you head out this morning, be aware of the flashing dot signs. they alert of any black ice. once the system moves in north and central parts of the state. sean: thanks. it' s another busy day on the campaign trail here in new hampshire. erin: several presidential candidates will be back making stops across the state, including the two-front running democrats, bernie sanders and hillary clinton.
derry now, where both contenders are participating in the same event tonight. ray: less than one week before new hampshire voters cast their ballots in the primary, bernie sanders and hillary clinton will be taking part in a town hall. on tuesday, the candidates were rallying for support just hours after a close finish in the iowa caucuses. riding his momentum from
iowa, vermont senator bernie sanders rallied supporters in keene and claremont tuesday as he turns his attention back to the first in the nation primary. sanders opened his speech at the claremont opera house by calling his narrow defeat in iowa an important step in his campaign. we showed that working people and lower income people and young people are prepared to stand up and fight for fundamental changes in the way politics and economics is done
t concede the colonial theater in keene he said his campaign will look at the results. despite a double-digit lead over poll, sanders says he' taking anything for granted in here. click' s -- >> if we bring out large numbers of people, we are and with your help, that' s what will happen. ray: hillary clinton spent some night. she was joined by former arizona congresswoman gabby giffords and her husband, mark kelly, in hampton. >> i am awed by their courage, their commitment, to trying to do what they can to help save lives. ray: earlier in the day clinton paid a visit to the market basket in manchester. her husband, bill clinton, also joined her at an event in nashua. hillary was declared the winner of the democratic caucus in iowa. she says it was a razor thin victory but an important one.
that behind me, and knowing i' m going on to nevada, south carolina, and states after that. ray: again, both bernie sanders and hillary clinton are taking part in a cnn town hall here in derry tonight. live in derry, ray brewer, wmur news 9. sean: a number of republican candidates are also making rounds in the granite state. windham yesterday following his win in the iowa caucuses. he asked the crowd to help him win by bringing in 10 extra votes a piece and by praying for him. cruz compared himself to president ronald reagan when it comes to both policy and upset victories. >> 36 years ago new hampshire played a critical role in taking a candidate who the mainstream media despised, ronald regan, and giving him a shocking come-from-behind victory that literally changed the course f world history.
with a town hall in henniker. erin: coming off a second place finish in iowa, donald trump is looking to reclaim his momentum in new hampshire. he picked up the endorsement of former massachusetts senator scott brown last night in milford. ohio governor john kasich held a town hall meeting in plymouth last night. he told supporters earlier in the day that if he does well in new hampshire, he' ll keep moving forward but if he does not, he will be going home. today, kasich has town hall meetings scheduled in durham, raymond, and derry. new jersey governor chris christie held 5 events yesterday including a town hall meeting in derry. today he plans to hold town halls in lebanon, bow, and milford. several other republicans will also be here today. marco rubio, jeb bush, carly fiorina and jim gilmore will all be on the campaign trail. sean: president obama is proposing $1.1 billion in new funding to address the heroin and opioid epidemic. senator jeanne shaheen is among
federal resources to help state and local communities respond to the crisis. shaheen says funding should go to things across the board that are working, like drug courts, prescription drug monitoring, and prevention and treatment. >> it' s about individuals who can' t get the help they need. sean: here in new hampshire, state officials say an opioid death occurs about every 22 hours. erin: the verizon wireless arena in manchester will soon have a new name. come september 1, the arena will be called the snhu arena. management announced yesterday that snhu has signed a multi-year partnership for naming rights. there is no word on how much the university paid. the partnership will include internships for students. they will also use the facility for athletics and graduation ceremonies. the arena will still host the manchester monarchs, concerts, and other events. sean: a judge dismissed a case
ticketed for going topless at a beach in gilford. police said heidi lilley and barbara mackinnon violated an ordinance in september that prohibits women from going topless, but the judge said there is no state law, criminal code or statue that prohibits this type of exposure in public, so the town lacked authority for criminal prosecution. erin: two local lawmakers are co-sponsoring a bill that would make the theft of a gun during a burglary a more serious crime. the bill would raise the punishment from a class b felony to a class a felony, meaning convicts would face an additional twenty years in jail for the theft. a hearing on proposal is scheduled to take place later this morning in concord. sean: a littleton man, suspected of selling heroin, is scheduled to face a judge today. police say 23-year-old eric english was arrested yesterday following a lengthy investigation. he is scheduled to be arraigned on charges including three counts of possession with the intent to distribute. erin: we know now what caused a chair lift accident at granite gorge in roxbury over the weekend. investigators say a mechanical
collide on sunday afternoon. two people were taken to the hospital for evaluation. the lift has reopened. the investigation into how the mechanical issue happened is ongoing. sean: coming up on daybreak, a massive manhunt is underway in california after a mistake set a suspected murderer free. erin: and a long-awaited reunion for a 96-year-old woman. she finally got to see her daughter for the first time in more than 80 years. kevin: a little bit of light snow, but it looks like it goes to rain heavy at times this afternoon and evening. we will talk about the changes.
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it is posing a future threat to population, according to one now, it' by mosquitos, but also through cnn' s reid binion explains. >> the causes constitute an extraordinary event. reid: world health organization director general margaret chan declaring a public health emergency this week in the evolving threat of the zika virus, now present in at least 24 countries as it sweeps through central and south america, northward to the u.s. it is spread by mosquitoes, one species in particular. this guy. this is a nasty mosquito. this is the one. this is aedes aegypti. reid: the aedes aegypti mosquito, the primary carrier of zika, is known to exist only in certain parts of the u.s., but apparently mosquitoes aren' t the only concern. >> dallas county health and human services has received confirmation of a zika case
locally. reid: the cdc, confirming tuesday that the first case of zika acquired inside the u.s. was transmitted sexually. >> we have received confirmation that it has spread otherwise through sexual activity. reid: zika has been linked to a birth disorder in newborns that results in babies born with abnormally small heads, causing severe developmental issues and sometimes death. those mothers, sometimes left to discover they have the virus only after the damage to their unborn children is already done. i' m reid binion, wmur news 9. sean: a manhunt
is underway this morning for a prisoner who was mistakenly released from a jail in los angeles. the inmate, steven wright, was awaiting trial for a gang-related murder. authorities say a clerical error that went unnoticed set him free. wright was released on saturday, but the sheriff' s department did not find out until sunday night. erin: a close call for a couple in new york. they managed to get to safety just minutes before their home exploded. firefighters say the homeowner was pulling into his garage when his foot slipped off the pedal,
the gas meter. soon after, the house exploded and everything the couple owned was destroyed. the couple was taken to the hospital for minor injuries. sean: a new study shows that eating a moderate amount of seafood could help ward off alzheimer' s disease. researchers from rush university recruited older people living in public housing and retirement communities for their study. the participants agreed to keep track of their diet and donate their brains after they died.
upon examining the brains , researchers discovered that participants who ate seafood at least once a week had less plaque and tangles associated with alzheimer' s disease. erin: in sports, the all-star break is over for the boston bruins. they skated at home last night with the toronto maple leafs. brad marchand scored the only goal in the first period to put boston up 1-0. the maple leafs got it back in the second to tie the game. the bruins took a 3-1 lead in the third, only to lose it and
the maple leafs won 4-3 in overtime. sean: the celtics played at the new york knicks last night. in the third quarter, isaiah thomas nailed the 3 to give the celtics a six point lead. thomas had a team high 20-points. later on the celtics were in transition when evan turner found tyler zeller for the jam. the celtics won the game 97-89. they host the detroit pistons tonight. as football fans gear up for the super bowl sunday, we are now learning who will sing the national anthem at the big game. the honor will go to lady gaga. she will perform live before the panthers and broncos kickoff. gaga will be joined on stage by actress marlee matlin, who will be signing the anthem. lady gaga also announced that she will be performing a david bowie special tribute during the grammys on february 15. a lot of pressure to get it right.
she is not as outlandish as she was. sean: a zoo in japan held an interesting drill yesterday. erin: take a look at this video. the zoo staff was practicing what to do in the event of an animal escape, but instead of using a real animal, one of the workers dressed up as an escaped zebra. a total of 150 zoo staff members, police officers and firefighters took part in the drill. the costumed zebra could be seen roaming around the zoo, even knocking down an employee, before it was tranquilized, poked and carted away. it was successful. they managed to wrangle the zebra in the end. sean: that was probably one of the best days at the zoo. erin: look at the zebra just wandering around. sean: it would have been interesting. kevin: honey, what did you do at
wrangle a zebra. a beautiful sunrise. read skies in the morning. we have an approaching system. into the afternoon, a couple of spots this morning starting off as a wintry mix or wet snow and going right to rain. heavy at times this afternoon and evening. it heads towards us early this morning. it could pack an inch of rain fall out before pulling away tonight. ahead of that, temperatures are just cool enough. it just runs in early enough this morning with temperatures in the upper 30' s and 40' s this morning. could he some sleet and areas of freezing rain. looking at the timeline of this developing from 8:00 to 10:00 this morning. up north, it has been lightly snowing.
wintry mix/rain. wind out of the southeast will continue to warm us up. we are at the coldest time of day, temperatures in the upper 20' s and lower 30' s. we will make our way back. not at once, but we are looking at temperatures late this afternoon, high temperatures around 8:00 or 9:00 this evening, in the 40' s to the low range of the 50' s. 1:00 -- it should be a fairly mild day. that will give us the jump tomorrow. it will allow temperatures to go back into the lower 40' s and 50' s for one more afternoon. a good deal of sunshine around on friday. the highs by then likely back into the 30' s in a lot of locations. that is likely where we will be over the weekend. highs may mainly in the 30'
s. may a snow shower or two saturday night. snow gives over to rain. that will be heavy at times. lower visibility and the ponding out there. notice the temperatures hovering. it eventually falls off s to near 50 tomorrow. partly sunny skies all the way through monday before the next system tries to arrive. a hello to the second graders me to come speak to them. we talked about possible snow and the water cycle. you notice all of them wearing 100 hats. yesterday was their 100th day at school without a snow day.
that is crazy to think about. they asked me to wear a pink tie today. i had a great time. sean: a 96-year-old woman in new york was reunited with her long-lost daughter 82 years after they were separated. >> here' s your daughter, mom. here' s eva may. sean: lena pierce was 14-years-old when she gave birth to her daughter eva may back in 1933. six months later the state took eva may away, saying lena was not old enough to have a baby. her daughter, whose name is now betty, spent 50 years searching for her birth mom. her hard work finally paid off when she got her birth certificate, with her mother' s name on it. >> you know it came through and she was alive and my god, i had been talking to her on the phone and it was like it' s all gone. my life is complete at this
erin: updating our top stories. sean: a number of presidential candidates will be in new hampshire today, including both of the front-running democrats. here' s ray brewer. ray: bernie sanders and hillary clinton will take part in a townhome here -- in a townhome here in derry. erin: the verizon wireless arena in manchester will soon have a new name.
the university signed a multi-year partnership for naming rights. sean: an autopsy is scheduled today on a body that was found in new boston yesterday morning. the body was discovered at the friendly beaver campground. at this time, the attorney general' s office is simply calling it an untimely death. erin: the man who was hospitalized after an assault in rochester over the weekend has now died. police say james unfonak was hurt in a fight in the parking lot of gary' s sports bar and restaurant. so far no arrests have been made in the case. kevin: a beautiful sunrise set up for some. a wintry mix or wet snow. we see rainfall move in.
cooler air starts to ebb in for the weekend and next week. erin: good morning america will tell you about a chef who says he lost 100 pounds on the pizza diet. he will share his secrets, coming up. sean: this is interesting. i was on the pizza diet, but i was on the plus side. erin: it is going to be an