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tom: the message safety officials want to send. shelley: a former belknap county sheriff' s deputy is charged with sexual assault. the work he was doing when prosecutors say he victimized prisoners. mike: after a fair and cold night when that changes and our , next snow chance moves in. tom: it' s the donald versus the pope. as i' m walking up here, they >> said ' mr. trump, the pope made a statement about you.' i said, the pope? tom: the comment from the pope that has trump and other candidates speaking out tonight. shelley: a new hampshire family says marijuana could be the drug that saves their son' s life. the rare condition that could be treated by an extract from the plant. >> no one covers new hampshire like we do. tom: a circus company is now facing 14 serious violations for last summer' s tent collapse in lancaster. two people were killed and dozens injured. good evening, i' m tom griffith. shelley: i' m shelley walcott. federal safety agency osha revealed today that the circus did not build the tent
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severe weather alerts. wmur' s stephanie woods has our top story from lancaster. stephanie 6 months after the : circus tent collapsed here on the lancaster fair grounds the community is still reeling. now osha has found that the tent company was negligent, but some say it' s no victory. >> it was scary. it was very scary. stephanie: on august 3, -- joann rushed to the scene with her husband, the lancaster county fire chief. >> there were kids crying because their parents were scared. there was still a little bit of wind and rain and it looked unreal. it was like a movie. those things don' t happen in places like this. stephanie: osha released a report thursday saying that the circus operator, walker international events, failed to put up the tent properly and
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miles per hour winds. >> it was not properly staked. the stakes were not of the right size or design. they did not follow the professional engineer's design to specifically erect the tent. stephanie: osha also found that walker international events was guilty of other violations outside the tent, putting their employees at risk of electric shock, burns, cuts and struck-by injuries. the company has been fined more than $33,000. >> no enforcement will bring back the victims to their families and going forward i want to make sure we send the message to this employer and other employers that they need to follow proper procedures when they are working outside in inclement weather or heat or cold, and an incident like this does not occur in the future. stephanie: but whiting says money won' t change the fact that the collapse killed a father and daughter from vermont, robert and annabelle young, and injured
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>> it makes me sad that it wasn' t set up properly and these people were put in danger. stephanie: we reached out to walker international events but did not receive a response. in lancaster, stephanie woods, tom: you can read the entire citation on our website, wmur.com. just look for a link in the story online. sheriff' s deputy has been indicted on nine counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault. all the alleged victims were inmates. a former sheriff' s deputy behind bars tonight. accused of sexual assault involving at least five inmates. the belknap county attorney says she' s disappointed. >> it' s particularly disappointing when you have someone in a position of trust, a position of authority, where they' re supposed to be protecting the public. shelley: that former deputy is 37-year-old ernest justin blanchette. today, he was indicted on 9 counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault.
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sexual assault. the cases involve five different alleged victims, all inmates. blanchette is accused of assaulting those inmates while transporting them to or from correctional facilities. >> and the allegation is, during the time he was transporting these individuals, he engaged in sexual contact, with two of them. specifically we' re alleging that he engaged in sexual intercourse with two separate female inmates during those transports. shelley: in three other case, blanchette is accused of coercing, then watching inmates have sex with each other. >> a person can be charged when the sexual contact occurs between two other people. shelley: today' s indictments follow an october indictment against blanchette, also for aggravated felonious sexual assault involving an inmate. he is now facing 5 different trials prosecutors hoping for a just outcome. >> inmates are people too. some of them have been
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but they are also victims, and in this case very vulnerable victims. shelley: the former deputy is now in jail. his bail has been set at $100,000. a man from rochester is facing new charges tonight days after he was arrested for burglarizing for homes in dover. for other break-ins are under investigation. temple was linked to the dover crimes after dover police caught him near the scene of a reported burglary in that city last friday. tom: polk said donald trump is not a christian if he thinks only about building walls. jean mackin joins us live with more on that. jean: pope francis made the comments as he wrapped up a trip to mexico where he prayed at the border for people who died
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the pope made the comments on his plane when asked about donald trump' s plan to build a wall along the u.s.-mexico border. >> a person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be located, and not building bridges, is not a christian. i say only that this man is not a christian if he has said things like that. >> donald trump fired back. >> for religious leader to question a person' s faith, i will not allow christianity to be consistently attacked and weakened. jean: donald trump said what if the vatican was attacked within its walls? >> if and when the vatican is attacked by isis, which as everyone knows is their ultimate trophy, i can promise you that the pope would have only wished and prayed that donald trump would have been present.
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weighing in. >> that is between donald and the pope. i' m not going to get in the middle of that. >> we have a right to control who comes in, when they come in and how they come in. vatican city controls who comes in and how they come in. jean: donald trump admits this is one campaign twist he never saw coming. >> they said mr. trump, the pope made a statement about you. i said the pope? was it good or bad? if it' s good, i like the pope. if it' s bad, i don' t like the pope. jean: the pope said he did not want to tell americans how to vote. tom: pope francis also made surprising comments about contraception today in relation to the zika virus. some babies have been born with abnormally small heads to mothers infected with zika.
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or birth control could be considered a lesser evil when dealing with the virus crisis. the pope responded saying that abortion is a crime but avoiding pregnancy is not an absolute evil. shelley: a search is underway for the people involved in an assault at u-mass amherst this evening. the university says two people assaulted a student at a residence hall on campus. the shelter in place order was sent out around 6:15 tonight and lifted about an hour later. a gun was shown but wasn' t fired. the assailants are not believed to be u-mass students, and t think the assault was random. the victim suffered a head injury. commuters are being warned to expect more delays tomorrow in the boston area. many mbta commuter rail trains will be unable to access south station tomorrow morning a problem that also happened today. officials say there is an issue with a malfunctioning amtrak signal. t affected by the problem. tom: as senator jeanne shaheen
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fight the state' s drug crisis to congress she' s hearing from those on the front lines. today, she spoke with program leaders and recovering addicts at the addiction treatment center serenity place in manchester. her bill would provide $600 million in emergency funding to first responders and treatment centers that handle drug overdoses. >> what this legislation would do is provide support to programs that we know have been working to help address treatment, to help law enforcement as theyre trying to put pushers behind bars to help to help with drug courts with perscription drug monitoring so s going on. tom the senate is scheduled to : take up shaheen' s bill next week. shelley: new video tonight shows firefighters in berlin rescuing a deer this afternoon from the androscoggin river. firefighters say the doe was suffering from hypothermia when they pulled it into their rescue boat. after 10 minutes of being warmed, the deer perked up and
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wild. firefighters think she was stuck in the water for about an hour. thankfully she is all right. mike coming up on news 9 : tonight. a local boy and his family are fighting a rip -- rare form of epilepsy that' s been affecting him since he was a baby. they are now part of a study testing the effectiveness of an extract from marijuana. next, what they believe this experimental medication could save their son'
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tom: a teenager in critical condition after a helicopter crash in hawaii. this video shows the chopper crashing into the water near the pearl harbor visitors center. five people were on board. the helicopter belonged to a tour company. authorities say bystanders jumped in to help rescue people. medical marijuana is on track to be available to patients in new hampshire by next year. but a drug trial has just wrapped up under ultra tight security at dartmouth hitchcock medical. shelley: it tested the effectiveness of an non-psychoactive extract from wmur' s amy coveno introduces us to a new hampshire family who says the experimental medication is life changing for their young son. amy: do you have something funny in your brain? >> seizures. >> do they hurt?
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amy: colton schools is 11 years old. he loves nascar and hockey and his little brother. he has a rare form of epilepsy that ravages his young body. >> if i had to describe it in one word, horrible. it started at a young age. >> dr. richard moore' s has been treating colton since infancy and when he was three or four, diagnosed him with an extremely rare form of the disease. >> the average child the subject to prolonged convulsions and not just with fever, but in general status which is a seizure state, a prolonged seizure state. >> according to dr. morse, there are three or four cases of the syndrome here in new hampshire. nationally it affects 2000 children.
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recent seizure in october that was so severe and prolonged, he was med flighted to dartmouth. >> my husband and i just kept looking at each other going, he' s 11. here he is intubated, in icu, on a breathing machine, and all can say is, he is 11. amy: at the age of two, children with the syndrome start to lose ground cognitively. exhibited. they are also at much higher risk for sudden, unexplained death in epilepsy. word spread quickly a few years ago about a little girl in colorado his mother happened into what appeared to be a miracle cure, marijuana. the extract is call can have in all, or cdb. >> it is an extract from the cannabis plant. it' s the non-psychoactive component. >> colton and
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international drug trial testing the effectiveness on his syndrome. >> we are a little behind and i feel like the medical profession has missed a little bit of an opportunity to study it properly , and it has grown quite a bit in the nonscientific, nonmedical world. ; the fda and the drug enforcement agency regulate the cannabis medication because it contains no thc. dea regulations require the cannabis medication to be locked in two separate safes. >> when they go to get the drug to dispense it, they have to have two people go together and check and double check. they don' t quite wear handcuffs, but it seems almost like it. amy: colton takes a medication which could be a placebo twice a day.
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overdue, that the effectiveness the examined clinically, citing many parents who go rogue, administering unknown concentrations through enriched hemp oil in an effort to help their children. >> it is not a cure-all. >> jenna says when the study is over, she will do whatever it takes to get it for her son. she' s even considered moving to colorado where the medication is easily accessed. >> before you criticize me, i invite you to come and spend a day in my world and tell me you would not do the same thing. seeing your child on a ventilator, knowing he' s not breathing on his own, you are going to criticize me? >> early results are promising. nearly half the participants are reporting nearly a 50% reduction
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everyone who pertains spain in the placebo group will be able to access the medication at the end of this study. amy coveno, wmur news 9. mike: we start off at the coast where he had a fair amount of sunshine with the winter chill taking over from pleasantly cool stuff yesterday and the warm air that moved in a couple of days ago. now at sundown the wind is going light and temperatures are starting to fall off quite a bit. 31 was the high-end concord but the low for today is the current reading at 19, a few above the average of 15. of course the high temperature today was a little below the norm for a change. a classic temperature inversion ready to take place, that' s when it' s warmer upstairs and down in the valleys. mount washington at seven, they
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cool off to subzero as we go through the next few hours. a little above that come upper teens and low 20' s in southeastern parts of new hampshire. the next few hours will drop down to near zero and by daybreak, six below and the great north woods and a few low teens in manchester and along the coast. you can see where the divide is right now with the warm front moving through the midwest, separating the cool air over the northeast and warm conditions enveloping the central and southern part of the plains states. for now we have fair skies and that means a sunny start to the day on friday with just a few high clouds filling in during the afternoon. it' s not out of the question that many parts of the state could get an inch or two of snow tomorrow evening beginning after 8:00 and lasting through the
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out early on saturday. s warm enough for rain showers and parts of the northern plains. temperatures are heading higher as we go through the weekend. here' lots of sunshine for the morning. in the afternoon, high, wispy clouds late day and then the tomorrow evening. the band of snow moves in and we could get a quick burst of light to moderate snow anywhere in the state shortly after 8:00 in the upper valley and quickly it moves through. there could be mixed showers to dry up early onset of morning. the rest of saturday, breaks of sun south, in terms of acumen nation of snow, one computer model' s projections, a coding to one or two inches from the lakes region south and 1-3 to the north although there could be more amounts in the higher
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s enough to make it slick out there tomorrow evening through early on saturday. beyond that, temperatures heading higher, upper 40' s on sunday. there could be light snow in southern new hampshire early monday and tuesday. the next coastal storm threat is later tuesday night through wednesday night. more of that as we get closer. maybe some mixing if it backs in close enough.
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jamie: the daytona 500 is sunday. the twin qualifying races were tonight. and what an emotional win for dale earnhardt junior. he won the first qualifying race and its 15 years to the day of his father' s death at daytona. dale junior dominated for his 17th career win at daytona so he
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sunday. kyle busch won the second qualifying race, but several contenders wrecked their prized cars in a last-lap accident. among those who wrecked strong race cars were johnson, matt kenseth and martin truex jr. you see the crash right there. let's keep it rolling with hockey now. the bruins have enjoyed their road trip so far, 3 wins in 4 games. let's see if it continued in tennessee tonight. the bruins skated at the nashville predators. a good start for the predators. first period, already 1-0, then filip forsberg scores. his 20th. 2-0 nashville. good bid for boston in the second period. david pasternak breaking in, but pekka rine makes the save. he had 29 saves in the game. t count as a goal. the referee lost sight of the puck and blew the play dead before bergeron could score. and that was it.
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bruins at dallas saturday. >> it' s a tribute to the head of scouting who just told me that he could help me pick my spring court. a funny moment at the white house today, and the president welcomed his beloved chicago black hawks to the white house. for the third time in his administration. he was given a permanent parking joked that he might sell it on ebay. girls high school hockey today, souhegan at berlin-gorham. senior night for the mountaineers, who dominated the play in the first period, but it was the sabers who got on the board first. just 30 seconds into the second period, shannon paquette scores on the wrister, 1-0 souhegan. mikaela lachance save for the sabers. great glove save on brittany marino. berlin finally breaks through, jacqui hallisey fires a wrister into the top corner, 1-1. stll in the second, the mountaneers take the lead. great shot by jensyn dandeneau. berlin-gorham won the game 4-1. the mountaneers improve to 16-1.
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smu at uconn. early on, sterling gibbs with a 3. and later in the half, daniel hamilton with a 3. huskies led by 4, 26-22. -- 68-62. uconn is 18-7 this season with a solid chance to make the ncaa tournament. s hometown hero surprised everyone last weekend, including herself. tori sipes is just a freshman at the derryfield school, but last saturday she took home the all-around title at the nhiaa gymnastics championship. tori won the bar, and the beam events, scoring a meet-high 9.55 on the beam. the 14-year-old from windham has been competing since she was 7-years-old, and is now a level nine gymnast. she trains four hours per night, and still manages to maintain about a 3.6 gpa, and she plays field hockey. tori says all the hard work is definitely worth it. >> kind of surprised that i want , especially with all those good it was just exciting. it means a lot.
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s great to place on the individual events but just to know you won the overall, it' s great to see how consistent you are on all the events. jamie: good luck to her. the nba trade deadline has come and gone. tom: still to come on news 9 tonight. yes, those are dogs pulling a sled, but no, it' s not the iditarod. shelley: the ordinary errand a canadian woman enlisted her dogs
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tom: this could be the ultimate way to make a coffee run in canada. shelley: a woman in new brunswick wasn' t going to let a snowstorm stop her from getting coffee. she strapped her border collies to a sled and they pulled her to the nearest tim horton' s drive-thru. she says she often takes the dogs on trail hikes in rough winter conditions. the dogs were rewarded for their work with some bite-size donuts. i love tim hortons, it' s also. tom thanks for joining us for : news 9 tonight at 11:00. jimmy kimmel live is next, followed by night line. have a good night. national captioning institute, which is responsible for its
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