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>> only on news 9, a woman plucked from the icy merrimack river. the daring rescue caught on camera. remembering justice antonin scalia. the latest in the search for his replacement. josh: some areas seeing scattered rain and snow showers. i've got the forecast through the weekend. amy: local ski resorts, what they're hoping for as local families come out to play. >> no one covers new hampshire like we do. now, wmur news 9 this morning. amy: good morning, new
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february 20th, i'm amy coveno. parts of the state saw some snow overnight making it a little slick. you're looking at concord. you can see the shiny black asphalt and you can see the pavement there. meteorologist josh judge told us it was coming. it was slow going for me this morning, josh. josh: a little bit of snow and we had some snow which in some cases changed over to rain showers, not a lot of accumulation, but a coating to as much as an inch fell overnight. look at the temperatures though, it's pretty mild out there for this early in the morning. a look at the snow batch that rolled through. another one coming through right now. notice how there's more rain in the next batch as the temperatures are rising and once this area of snow pulls away this morning, then we will actually see some partly sunny skies developing in central and southern new hampshire. meanwhile, mixed rain and snow showers will continue in northern new hampshire, but look
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on the way. 42 to 52 for today. we'll talk about the rest of the weekend and when the colder air returns in your forecast coming up. amy: we begin this morning with video you will only see on news 9. it captures the moments the first responders plucked a woman from the merrimack river. she could not have survived very much longer. >> it was a desperate race against time reaching a woman down the merrimack river. the first challenge, spot her in the frigid, fast moving water. you can hear rescuers urge her to grab hold of a rope. firefighters lowered ropes and a ladder for her to hold onto, buying an extra minute for the
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>> she was dressed in dark clothes. the water is dark and it's nighttime. looking for something bouncing in the waves makes it difficult. >> she lost her grip once floating away from first responders, she reached out and grabbed the wall when the boat came to the rescue with no time to spare. firefighters pulled her to safety and sped away. >> we ended up losing the ladder and her. fortunately, by that time the boat had made it up here and we picked her off in two minutes. she's hypothermic now. >> firefighters, paramedics and police officers say they worked as a team to pull off this rescue, something they train for all year long. >> yeah, we do, but it's-- the real thing is a little more dramatic than we like. >> proud of your guys?
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>> jean mackin, wmur news 9. amy: great work. it was the heroin crisis amr said their crews responded to four overdoses friday afternoon between 5:15 and 5:45. patients were either using heroin or spice, a synthetic form of marijuana. that high volume of calls in such a short period of time is thankfully unusual. well, happening today, governor hassan, along with other state leaders from around the country are gathering in washington d.c. for the national governor association winter meeting. governor hassan along with charlie baker will address the opioid crisis during a health and human services meeting. senator ayotte is calling on the
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drug task forces and drug investigations, funds were diverted to cover short funds and now senator ayotte wants them to release it back to local law enforcement. >> we want to make sure that our law enforcement have the resources they need to be able to go after the drug dealers, to keep the heroin off our streets and obviously, we all want to still work together to get help for those struggling with addiction and we shouldn't be taking these resources away from law enforcement. >> hundreds have been put on hold until the federal government decides how to best fund the drug forfeit tour program. concord christian economy opted
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it can cause gnaws nausea and diarrhea. >> the best way to prevent the outbreaks, making sure that people who fill -- feel ill stay home. and identify it early so you can stay home if you're not feeling well. >> sickening 500 people in those incidents alone. we turn now to commitment 2016 coverage, the first votes following the new hampshire primary will be cast in just a few hours. south carolina hosts its republican primary today. the latest polls show donald trump's lead is shrinking with south carolina voters. followed close by ted cruz and marco rubio. and the caucuses for the democrats this morning, hillary
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running neck and neck. 4,000 people are expected to attend the funeral mass for late supreme court justice antonin scalia. joe biden along with a family this includes nine children and 36 grand children. bazzi kanani has more. >> the basilica of the national shrine of the immaculate conception. it's another chance to say farewell after thousands more stretched for blocks outside the supreme court on friday. >> scalia has been a part of my lifetime. >> you can stand up for the principal and the love. >> justice scalia's court clerks lined the way as he was carried there for the last time.
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body lay in repose that once held the casket of abraham lincoln. >> scalia's son paul, a priest, offered a prayer. >> you have called your servant antonin. >> the president and first lady bowed in silence after meeting privately with the family. and also believed to be on the list for the nomination for the supreme court even though the republican leaders said again friday in "the washington post" they don't plan to confirm the next justice until after the presidential election. president obama is not waiting to act, that binder as he carried the oath office is filled with notes he's reviewing this weekend about possible nominees. abc news, washington. >> coming up on news 9, the standoff continues between apple and the justice department after the company refuses to help unlock one of the san bernardino
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now a new motion has been filed. the water crisis continues in
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>> good morning and welcome back. 37 degrees at the sea coast and some light rain thereafter some overnight snow and maybe a few more rain and snow showers, but a milder weekend on the way. details coming up. amy: the justice department is fighting back after apple refused to unlock a phone of one of the gunman in the san bernardino attack. prosecutors say apple could keep the phone and technology, but they want access to the data.
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a federal judge deny ied a motion to delay bill cosby's wife's deposition. monday, camille cosby can invoke marital privilege and refuse to talk about private conversations with her husband bill. 500 more pages of e-mails from hillary clinton's personal server are in the public domain. 64 of the documents were confidential, but none were classified top secret. now almost 47,000 e-mails are now public and the state department plans to finish making her e-mails public february 29th, a day before super tuesday primaries. the water crisis continues in flint, michigan, federal regulators say city and state officials are not doing enough
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contamination. the city does not have enough qualified personnel to make sure that the water system meets federal requirements on lead pollution and the city and state need a comprehensive plan for corrosion in pipes. josh: hard possibly that's still going on. amy: it's a little precipitating out there. josh: yeah, you might find a coating to an inch in some location, that won't be the main character of this weekend, how about that? >> how about that? that's what we call a tease, i think. josh judge will be right back with his forecast and honoring a
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>> now, meteorologist josh judge with your storm watch 9 forecast. josh: well, the theme of this weekend temperatures rising to fairly mild levels this time of year, this february, after all. we're starting off with temperatures in the 30's to near 40 degrees in a couple of spots. that's certainly colder than-- warmer, rather, than you would
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the average or normal low for concord for this time of year is 15 degrees and we're nearing 40 in some spots. and the normal high is 36 and we're above that, too, in an awful lot of places. that's pretty interesting. look where the temperatures are headed as we head into the afternoon for concord here, steadily climbing, by mid afternoon or early afternoon we're in the upper 40's and some spots in southern new hampshire you could get near or to 50 degrees. all right, so we have several waves of snow that rolled through overnight delivering a dusting to an inch or so in many locations, but notice the last one that rolled through, a few rain showers snuck in and then more of those are around with this current batch of precipitation moving through the state. it's snow in northern new hampshire, but rain in central new hampshire and especially as the sunrises and temperatures are warming just a little bit. so this is the last batch of it
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of eastern new york and once this rolls through then things start to settle down a little bit in areas south of the white mountains. if you're in the mountains and points north, the ski areas and points toward the north from there, you're going to still see the continued chance of on and off rain showers and snow showers at times through the day. the state will see partly sunny skies developing as the breaks push their way in. milder air streaming in as i mentioned and here is a look at it pushing up from the southwest. sticking around through the weekend and then getting a little cooler to begin the upcoming week. the jetstream zonal flow means east to west, there's none of this big curviness that goes on and our weather is calm the next several days and so no major storms in the offing this upcoming week. talk about that in a second. a couple of mixed rain and snow showers this morning, and then turning partly sunny, but through the day, there could be rain or snow at any time in
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region from about the base of the white mountains and upper valley points northward. tonight some rain changing over to snow showers in the mountains and flurries in the mountains as well. everywhere else, partly sunny tomorrow and continued above average temperatures and then on monday, we've got partly sunny skies, but cooler conditions as the cold front rolls through. here is a look at projected highs for today. check it out. 40's in many locations and possibly parts of the southern merrimack valley and over to the seacoast, possibly lower 50's this afternoon briefly and a look at your forecast showing things calming down and cooling down a bit this upcoming week. we're going to watch wednesday night into thursday. right now it looks like rain, but it's a few days away. >> three weeks to daylight saving? >> it's coming fast, spring is coming, it's will many march. amy: well, it's no secret that the portsmouth high school girls basketball team is really good this season.
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their fans had a secret last night. our stephanie woods has the celebration for a long time coach that also the extra mile. >> dan parr was up for the title of winningest coach in new hampshire. the only title he says he's concerned about is the state title for his team. >> it was a huge event for the team. >> thursday, the perfect girls team hosted and looking for the 16th win of the season and 700th of coach dan parr's career. athletic director russ wilson planned a celebration, but not the coach, but his former coach. >> wore a suit and tie and always has and always will. >> parr has touched the lives of
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very often, so it's an honor to be here tonight. >> you think you're hiring him to coach, but he not only coaches the sport, but he teaches life and what life has to deal with all the time. >> portsmouth fans are proud of parr, including his wife sue who was a clipper herself. >> oh, it is. yes, they still play the same song at the end of every game, the portsmouth fight song. >> dozens were waiting to hear another sound, the sweet sound of victory. the clippers beat the eagles 64-25, making parr the winningest high school basketball coach in new hampshire. >> yeah, but you want me to tell you the answer to that, i'm also the losingest for all of these years. >>, but the humble coach says it's not about him. >> this is such a surprise, really. i didn't want to believe it, i still don't. it's about the kids not about me. >> he's so funny and sarcastic
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works us up, but he just motivates us, he doesn't tell us we're the best ever, but nice to have him. >> he's 76 years old, but is not showing down anytime soon. in portsmouth, stephanie woods, wmur news 9. amy: congratulations, coach. just because it's winter doesn't mean you can't enjoy fresh vegetables. a simple recipe in cooks corner. >> commitment 2016, voters in two states will weigh in today. whose lead is shrinking and the razor thin margin keeping both parties on edge. this week's adopt-a-pet is bella the bunny. she'll soak up the attention you provide and hop into your lap and eat treats right from your hand. bella is available at the pope memorial spca. for more information on all
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what is going on? today we're going to run a slalom course.
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ownership of the bedford harvest market later this year. things are happening and it's so exciting right now. >> we've seen the clubs other places. >> concord, monadnock, lebanon, yes, it's a great way to shop locally and all of the-- a lot of the people in the community are member owners of the co-op. >> so you're making some wilted greens here, steven? >> yeah, she is are winter vegetables you can find all year round. it's a mixture of bocchoi, rainbow chard, 15 calories in the whole dish not including the coconut oil. >> you also have a tip for creating some vegetable stock? >> yeah, so this doesn't look so pretty on camera, but that's all of my summer vegetables, the ends of this, garlic, shallots,
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bag and i make a stock and freeze it into ice cubes and favorite this for the dish instead of salt or herbs. >> that's nice because you're not wasting. >> and you recapture the flavor of the fresh local produce that you have. >> why would people be interested in becoming a member of the co-op. >> as a member owner you own a piece of the co-op, once there's a profit you get checks back and community programming and gives you a piece of ownership into this great local community hub for good food and health and wellness programming. >> and it's also, steven, will supporting local farms, right? >> it's all about supporting a local business, there's no better place to support your local community than at a co-op or locally owned business. we reached out to farmers and they reached out to us and
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and best way to spend your money and get the healthiest food you can get. this is all over the world. wherever there's a co-op it's a picture of what the community looks like. >> and you brought in great produce and what is the timeline for you folks? >> the timeline right now we're a growing membership so looking for another thousand members. from there we'll start a member loan campaign to rise throughout the next months. >> we want to wish you the best luck, having more fresh veggies at our disposal is a great things. >> thank you for happening us and it's not just veggies, it's anything we can get locally we
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>> no one covers new hampshire
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now, wmur news 9 this morning. amy: good morning, it's 6:30, we begin with a live look across the big lake at meredith. here is a look at top stories on the half hour. local ski areas are looking for a good season, despite the lack of snow gun stock says they're having a good season. and the incognito bandit, he wears socks over his boots. democrats and republicans making their voices heard. hillary clinton and bernie sanders are neck and neck and donald trump is leading by a slim margin in south carolina. mr. judge, we'll find him in the weather center for a look at the day's forecast. josh: you certainly will. we're starting off mild, different than last weekend.
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you can see the slick roads out there, meaning wet from overnight rain and snow that fell in some locations, you may see a coating to as much as an inch from the overnight snow. look at the temperatures though. the snow is compacting and melting in some parts of new hampshire where it's warmer. it's started to change over to rain as well. a couple more hours of the scattered rain and snow showers and then they'll come to an end in central and southern new hampshire. but points north you can continue to see them through the day, at times, not all day, so certainly no big deal getting outdoors, but you may have to duck a couple of showers in the north country. the rest of the state looking partly sunny and look at the temperatures up near 50 degrees. defending storms are on the coming up. amy: new details on a sorry tory we brought you at 11:00.
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for several hours last night. this all started around 10:30 when the roads became snow covered. thankfully no one seriously injured in this, but the highway exit 15 to the vermont border closed while crews worked to clean up. new hampshire schools are on vacation, it was a slow start to the season and without the fresh powder we had last winter, many resorts have been making snow which they do so. and how are things going this year at gun stock? >> by day and night, the slopes at gunstock mountain are busy this time of year. it's hard to believe, but already a little more than a month to go of the ski season. skiers strap in at gunstock mountain for some fun under the lights. >> it was awesome, we went night skiing, it was cool, our first time doing it here. >> my face is really cold, but it was fun. i always like to stay out late doing this.
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>> 24 trails are open at night and about 44 during the day. about a half dozen fewer than at this time last year. aside from the slopes, there are six lanes of tubing. >> it looks really slow, but it's a lot faster when you're actually on it. >> and for the more adventurous, an air bag launch ramp. >> thank you. >> with massachusetts school vacation ending and new hampshire's beginning, the timing makes a difference. >> this is a great week for us. it's actually as strong right now as last year. this week. >> jake jacobson of gunstock says the mountain had a quiet beginning to the season. >> i tell you, it was a tough start. we definitely were missing the natural snow we had last year. >> but after making snow, business has rebounded and gunstock has cut back on using snow guns. >> we're hoping for a little bit of snow to brighten things up again. i think the one thing that's missing is snow in the
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know that we've got it. >> skiing will end after the first weekend in april even though mother nature hasn't dropped as much snow as skiers would like, many aren't ready to hang up their gear for the winter. >> we don't have the snow that we had, but you know, we're making the most of it. >> yeah, they make a lot of snow ski on. >> despite the lack of fresh snow this winter, some skiers have skied as much or even more than last year. in gilford, mike cronin, news 9. >> an update. if you're planning on heading to cannon mountain, the tram will likely be closed all weekend after it broke down last sunday. passengers in two trams had to rappel to the ground after they became stuck. repairs are underway when the cannon mountain tram reopens, they will make that announcement right on their website. >> if you're going skiing this weekend, take the forecast with
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for iphone and android devices. happening right now, a massive fire is burning in fall rivers, massachusetts. it started in a mill around 3:00 this morning. multiple departments are on the scene here. no one has been injured and the smoke from na fire is actually showing up on the national weather service radar. we will continue to monitor this situation and bring you developments throughout the morning. the fbi doubled its reward for a serial bank robber in the boston area. he's been dubbed the incognito bandit and considered armed and dangerous. and has robbed five banks, always going out of his way to show bank employees that he is carrying a gun. >> he enters the bank, displays a weapon immediately and threatens the tellers and he started to put the weapon on the table in front of him and banging on the table to let him
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>> he wears socks over his boots possibly to cover up boot prints. fbi is offered a $25,000 for information leading to arrest. if you have any information, please contact the police. a man responsible for sparking this, framingham attacked a student and witnesses reported seeing a gun. a second suspect is on the run. two more arrests in laconia netted weapons as well. nathan barros and mckim were arrested on possession and intent to distribute. inside the pine street home police discovered heroin, meth, prescription pills, four hatchets and machete and a realistic looking bb pistol. the portsmouth police department has new way for citizens to connect with officers.
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officer trading cards for the first time since 1996. the sergeant says as long as officers aren't responding to a call, anyone can get a card. >> it has a biography who the officer is and gives the kids in the community a chance to see who their police officers are and what they do for them and what we are doing in the community. >> nice positive way to connect there, right? they can participate in the trading card collection program. once kids collect the set, they can attend a bi-weekly check in to enter for a prize. >> new poll numbers are out just in time for the primary in south carolina and the caucus in nevada. right know in south carolina, donald trump is leading the npc news wall street journal poll by five points. texas senators ted cruz is
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and bernie sanders and hillary clinton are neck and neck. key contests in south carolina and nevada weigh innen 0 the race for the white house. nikole killian is in washington with details. >> in nevada, hi, everybody. >> bernie sanders and hillary clinton duke it out as the democrats caucus. >> nevada will be helpful assessing how maybe the rest of the nation feels because the demographics are similar. >> in the silver state compared to earlier contests in new hampshire and iowa. making up 4% of nevada voters according to the census viewers. >> we looked at the campaign to make sure that latinos who want
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>> and a pew center found 35% of south carolina's christians make up the block creating a battle between ted cruz and donald trump for the religious right. >> if trump does well amongst those voters it will be a good sign headed to super tuesday because a lot of states that kind of look like south carolina that vote on super tuesday. >> and in a few days, both parties will do it all over again. democrats hold their primary next saturday, february 27th, while republicans will caucus in nevada this coming tuesday. in washington, i'm nikole killian reporting. amy: coming up, it was another busy friday night of high school basketball at the dpran knit state. jamie will show us highlights of three games coming up. josh: we had some snow and in some cases a little rainfall overnight. we'll show you how much longer that lasts and how much milder
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>> now, meteorologist josh judge with your storm watch 9 forecast. >> we're starting off with clouds and some areas some precipitation. they're seeing some rain. portsmouth one of the areas with rain at the moment and 39 degrees and southeast winds about 13 miles per hour. and notice the temperature 39, that's above the average high for today and that's where we're starting off.
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milder air mass for this upcoming weekend. and even temperatures are in the low to mid 30's and headed for the lower 40's as well. it's a wet start out there for sure and some rain and snow showers will be around this morning and then we turn partly sunny away from the mountains. if you're going to be in the mountains or points north there will be mixed showers through the day today. otherwise we get partly sunny and mild. mixed showers continue today, tonight, and some snow snow flurries are possible in the mountains tomorrow as well. the rest of us will see some sunshine and then the next big storm system we are watching isn't until mid to late week and that one could be interesting as well. that one certainly has been on our charts for days and days, a question of whether it's rain or snow. right now it leans towards rain. let's look at what's happening there at the moment. several waves of snow have pulled through the second one and now the current one have
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we saw a coating to an inch or so in a lot of locations and with the rain that's tam pd down and the road conditions aren't that bad. amy mentioned this a few minutes ago, a fall river fire been going on. you can see it on the doppler radar right here. look at the plume of smoke coming off the fire and for the last few hours, coming up on radar, so much smoke and debris and ash in the air. we back out and show you what's going on around here in new england and the northeast, once the system passes through, the sunshine, the breaks right there, begins to move on in. and not a whole lot to have to worry about for the rest of the weekend so it's getting this system out of here for today. let's see how that happens with the futurecast here with the showers pulling away from central and southern new hampshire this morning. and they'll continue at times during the day today in northern new hampshire. primarily rain and also snowflakes will be mixed in at
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elevation and it won't be constant all day or that heavy. light rain and rain showers are a possibility. pretty nice one out there. tonight, some snow showers continuing in the mountains and flurries continue in northern new hampshire for tomorrow as well. so for today, look at the temperatures, especially once the sun comes out this afternoon in the southern two-thirds of the state and temperatures in the upper 40's and 50's a possibility there. north country in the lower to mid 40's for highs today. tomorrow, a nice one, flurries in the mountains, otherwise partly sunny, highs again in the mid to maybe upper 40's. a system moves in wednesday night into thursday morning and could begin as mixed precipitation and could go over to a hard driving rain and windy situation by thursday afternoon. again, six days out and we'll have to watch it. >> sure, all right, thanks, josh. it's going to be a beautiful weekend to get outdoor and hit the ice or maybe you'd like to
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mike cronin takes a look at what's happening, new hampshire. >> looking for some family fun this saturday? well, get ready for some entertainment for all ages at 10:30 head to wilton for the annual hill top circus. there will be live music, acrobats, juggling and more, presented by the middle school students of pinehurst. $5 for adults and $5 for children. catch the show at 4:00 tonight. strap on those skates. today is the second annual skate day and figure skating demonstration in center harbor. skating starts at 1:00 and goes until 7:00 tonight. local restaurants and businesses ap churches are providing good and beverages free to the public and plus, head over to nhti in new hampshire, for the robotics championships. pembroke academy and pinkerton academy are all competing.
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what does love have to do with a veteran, a waitress, a lobster, house guest and curiosity shop? the ensemble would love to show you at the edge cafe 2016, "love on the edge". it starts at the keene public - i'm mike cronin, wmur, news 9. >> now, jamie staton and news 9 sports. >> all right, what a mild hockey game in durham. bu and unh. coming in ranked number 9 in the country taking on the team. a quick goal in the second period, scored top shelf, and 1-0 bu. and reagan had a hat trick in the game. and they break in on the right side unh, his third of the season. the problem with the fish on the
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this is what unh does, the fans to remind the opposing goalie to pick the goal out of the net. but finally the fish made it off the ice. and then over to mike nicholas, 2-2, bu took a 3-2 lead and under two minutes to go, they were able to score on the side of the crease, his 11th of the year and through overtime skate to a 3-3 tie. the teams play again tonight in boston. dartmouth with a nice win. monarchs win by a score of 5-2. carr came down from the american hockey league and monarchs, made 36 saves in net at home tonight. and bishop gar ten is in the green uniform. sophomore been peterson skates
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we'll see a couple of good saves by the senior goalie. the defending state champs impressive 14-1, only loss to a massachusetts schoolment arlington catholic. tonight, nba golden state warriors go for their 12th win in a row and play paul pierce and clippers. and boys basketball, sunapee and a crossover and drive and lakers went up by 3. and transition, jackson rivers misses and gets his rebound and puts it up and in and colby wilson will get a look at a three from the corner and he puts the blue devils up by one point. and austin leblanc left 84-72.
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there's the clippers coach, dan parr, on the job got his 700th career win. congratulations to him and his team came to play against kennett. and she takes it all the way in and scores. isabel a good game for the eagles. knocked down a jumper, but portsmouth wins big, 66-25. and division 2 girls hoops. kingswood in green at the oyster river bobcats. rachel lambertson steps in and knocks down the jumper. for the bobcats, a couple of quick guards that are aggressive. first step and flies to the hoop and scores, how about kaitlin miller will do the same thing, will drive down the center, aggressive guard play off the inbounds, a three-pointer for liz mcglaughlin. but oyster river wins this 66-48. that's a look at friday sports.
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>> thanks jamie. boston if the first of three games out west. bradley buries a three-pointer from the corner and crowder comes up with the steal and feeds amir johnson for the two-handed dunk. celtics lost 111-93. still ahead here on news 9 this morning. >> designing robots that think and act at their own. in maryland, college park, researchers are bringing human sensory skills to human robots like julia. amy: now to our u local hotspot.
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>> well, a project at one university is teaching pro bots to process information like humans do. >> aixa diaz visited the lab to see how it works. >> meet julia, a robot at college park. >> julia has cameras and its own
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>> the auditory and cognition lab program it. things. >> yes, i am watching. >> that's what researchers say makes this robot unique. >> what julia will replicate are the goals that you are achieving during your task. >> so far, she's mastered the art of mixings drinks and other culinary skills, they hope to pro he cess more activities and help humans in everyday life. >> these robots will graduate, so to speak, to the point that they will be able to perform tasks that are needed in this society. >> thank you. >> in college park, maryland, i'm aixa diaz. amy: pretty cool. josh: certainly is and we have the opposite of cool weekend. it's going to be mild, for february, anyway.
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and southern new hampshire 40 to 45. and thanks, josh. amy: top stories up next, caught and camera. a dramatic rescue in the merrimack river. how rescuers were able to pull a woman from the icy waters.
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>> only on news 9, a woman plucked from the icy merrimack river. the daring rescue caught on camera. remembering justice antonin scalia. a preview of today's funeral and the latest on the search for his replacement. josh: some areas seeing scattered rain and snow showers, but i've got a look at milder temperatures expected through the weekend. amy: it's school vacation week. what local ski resorts are hoping for as local families come out to play. >> no one covers new hampshire like we do. now, wmur news 9 this morning. amy: good morning, it's 7:00 on this saturday, february 20th, i'm amy coveno. parts of the state saw snow making it slippery. you're looking live at hooksett,
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pavement anyway. josh judge told us it was coming. josh: you can see on the shot we showed the grassy areas were coated, but the roads had melted off and we're in pretty good shape. that's a good synopsis of a lot of places. some areas got a coating and manchester, three and a half inches so your results, obviously, can vary. there is your temperatures, in the 30's to near 40 in some parts of southern new hampshire. a look at the snow and in some cases now changing to rain showers rolling through the state overnight and the next batch around a couple of hours and central and southern new hampshire begins to clear out and we turn partly sunny with clouds and breaks of sunshine and mild conditions in the upper and lower 50's. and scattered rain and snow showers and mixed showers will continue at times through the day on and off again. we'll talk about the milder temperatures and when they last
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storm occurs as we check out your week ahead forecast. amy: we begin this morning with incredible video that you'll see only here on news 9 capturing the very first moments that first responders plucked a woman from the water in manchester. she's recovering in a hospital and rescuers say she could not survive much longer in that water. wmur's jean mackin brings the rescue and the story. >> it was a desperate race against time to reach a woman washing down the merrimack river. >> right there. right there. >> the first challenge spot her in the frigid fast-moving water and you can hear rescuers urge her to grab hold of a robe. firefighters grabbed a ladder for her to hold onto for the rescuers to arrive. >> she was dressed in dark
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the water is dark and we're looking for something that is bouncing in the waves. can make it quite difficult. she lost her grip floating away from first responders and reached out and grabbed the wall and that's when the boat came to the rescue with no time to spare. >> firefighters pulled her to safety and sped away. >> you end up losing the ladder and her. fortunately by that time the boat made it up here and probably had another two minutes and she's hypo thermic and probably wouldn't be able to hold on much longer. >> they went into a warm ambulance and firefighters and paramedics say they worked as a team to pull off the rescue, year long. >> we do, but the real thing is like. >> proud of your guys? >> very proud. >> jean mackin, wmur news 9.
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as of last night officials say it wasn't clear if that woman jumped into the water or fell. and it's been a busy night for first responders in the queen city in the continued fight against the heroin crisis. in the span of 30 minutes, american response or amr responded to four overdoses between 5:15 or 5:45. they were using heroin or spice, a form of marijuana. governor hassan, along with state leaders around the country are gathering in washington d.c. for the national governor's association winter meeting. governor hassan along with massachusetts governor charlie baker will address the opioid crisis during a health and human services meeting today. and kelly ayotte is asking for
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forces and investigations. funds were recently diverted to cover budget shortfalls. now ayotte wants those released back to local law enforcement. >> we want to make sure that our law enforcement have the resources they need to go after the drug dealers and keep the heroin off the streets and work together to get help for those struggling with addiction, that's critical as well. we shouldn't be taking these from law enforcement. >> and hundreds of thousands of dollars in local drug seizure proceeds have been put on hold and frozen until had the federal government decides how best to fund the drug forfeiture. >> norro virus in a school and the head master says it's a
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it can cause nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. hhs says they see between 70 and 100 outbreaks a year. >> the best way to prevent the outbreaks, people who are ill stay home while they're not feeling well. that prevents introduction into the facility as well. and practice good hand washing and staying home if you're not feeling well. health ap human services say that 500 were sickened in those incidents alone. >> and votes for the primary will be cost who yours from now. the polls show donald trump's lead shrinking followed by ted cruz and marco rubio, and jeb bush and john kasich and ben carson fill out the rest of the pack. polls show hillary clinton and
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4,000 people are estimated to attend the funeral mass today for late supreme court justice antonin scalia. joe biden along with his wife dr. jill biden will be there along with the other justices and scalia's large family with nine children and 36 grandchildren. bazzi kanani has more. >> they'll fill the basilica of the national shrine of the immaculate conception. people stretched for blocks. >> scalia has been a figure in my life for my lifetime. >> you can stand up on principle, you can stand up for the law. >> justice scalia's former clerks lined the way as he was carried into the court for last time. the other justices waiting in
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lay in repose on the platform that once held the body of abraham lincoln. scalia's son, a priest, led the prayer. >> the president and first lady bowed in silence after meeting privately with scalia's family. and there were judges believed to be on the list for potential nominees for the supreme court even though the republicans say they don't plan to confirm the next justice until after the election. president obama is not waiting to act. the bilander as he left the office is filled with notes he's reviewing this weekend about possible nominees. bazi kanani, abc news, washington. amy: coming up, the standoff continues between apple and the justice department after the company refuses to help unlock one of the san bernardino shooter's iphones.
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flint, michigan. coming up, why the epa says the
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>> good morning and welcome back. some fresh snow on the ground in many locations. 36 degrees here in the lakes region and mild conditions for this time of the morning in february, you don't expect to be in the mid and upper 30's, but we are and we're headed even higher. we'll talk about that coming up in a few minutes.
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the u.s.-led air strikes against libya. two serbian embassy staffers who had been held hostage in libya since november killed in the air strikes, including an islamic state training camp and an extremist leader, this comes after president obama directed his national security team to bolster terror efforts in libya. over 40 people were killed in the air strikes. well, the justice department is fighting back after apple refused to help unlock a phone used by one of the gunman in the san bernardino attack. in a new motion, the prosecutor says a company is not following the order. apple could keep the phone and technology. they want access to the data. apple has until next friday to respond. this morning, the water crisis continues in flint, michigan. federal regulators say state and city officials still are not doing enough to fix problems that cause lead contamination in the drinking water there. epa officials say the city does
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personnel to ensure the water system meets federal requirements on preventing lead pollution and they also say city and state need to develop a comprehensive plan for limiting corrosion to the pipes. apparently ellen degeneres started a go fund me page for flint, michigan. josh: at least they're starting to make progress there. amy: shame on the leaders though, seriously. josh: you know what? we've got water problems of our own, but not much, just a little falling from the sky. we'll tell you how much longer to expect that coming up. amy: 7:14, josh will be right back with his forecast and then
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>> now, meteorologist josh judge with your storm watch 9 forecast. josh: it's a saturday morning with a wintery mix out there with some rain and snow in certain parts of the state and we've all seen a little bit of everything for the most part. here is warner with fresh white on the ground and mixing, 36 degrees there and 30's all throughout the state. even places like whitefield at 37 degrees, 39 in portsmouth. 38 in manchester and 37 in keene. these are all well above average. in fact, these temperatures are a little above the average high for the day. on average concord tops off at 36 and bottoms out at 15.
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around for sure and we'll continue to see the temperatures rise throughout the day today. we've seen snow that rolled through southern new hampshire overnight and the last batch is more rain than the previous run so you may have some snow on the ground from the overnight and some of it melting away due to the temperatures and the rain falling and you can see the mixed showers, a closer look in southern new hampshire where it's snow as you head farther west and here, raindrops mixing in, some of it elevation dependent. and central parts seeing some mixing where you pick up one to three inches overnight and northern new hampshire more of the same and this is largely remaining snow for now and later on today, even here, we'll see any showers in the north country will mix with rain or snow at times and scattered in northern new hampshire and the rest of the state turns partly sunny through the day today as this moves in, this clearing, as the front, the warm front that's
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away and brings in, well, warm fronts are named for the warm air they bring in. and it's a weekend warm-up and then we schooldown as we head into the upcoming week. no major storms in the immediate horizon. the jetstream is flat. when it's bumpy you see the big ups and downs and that's when storms and big arctic outbreaks and surges of air move when the jetstream is curved and bumpy and it's flat, meaning not a whole lot to worry about once the warm front rolls through in terms of precipitation through the next several days. the exception being the mountain and that's mountain induced snow and rain showers later on today that you'll see at times. the rest of the state partly sunny skies. for tonight, partly cloudy with flurries in the mountains and flurries continue in northern new hampshire tomorrow. meanwhile, the rest of the state will be partly sunny, a look at the temperatures, look where they head as we head up into the lower 40's and 50's later this afternoon.
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similar tomorrow, a couple of degrees cooler, but more sunshine will be around all day. a look at what to expect this weekend. mild conditions and snow showers and rain showers coming to an end this morning, but continuing at times in the mountains and the rest of the state turns partly sunny, cooler the next couple of days for the upcoming week. >> thanks, josh. >> absolutely. >> it's no secret that the portsmouth high school girl's basketball team is really good. undefeated this season, not a secret. >> the team and their fans are in on a secret. and stephanie woods have a celebration for a long time coach who goes the extra mile for players. >> coach parr was up for the title of winningest high school basketball coach in new hampshire. he says the only title he's concerned about is the state title for his clippers team. >> all day and week we were looking for this, for the team and the community. >> thursday, the portsmouth high school basketball team hosted
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clippers were looking for the 16th win of the season and the 700th of the career. russ wilson planned a post game celebration for parr who is not former coach. gentlemen. you can see how many people are coaching and wearing a suit and tie to coach and always has and always will. >> parr has touched many lives over the past 55 years he's coached. >> it's a good chemistry and we're very fortunate. things like that don't happen to be here tonight. >> you think you're hiring him to coach, but he not only coaches the sport, but he teaches life and life-- what life has to deal with all the time. >> portsmouth fans are proud of parr, including his wife sue who is a clipper themselves. >> they still play the same song at the end of every game, the portsmouth fight strong. >> dozens were waiting to hear another sound, the sweet sound
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>> the clippers beat the eagles 64-25 making parr the winningest high school basketball coach in new hampshire. >> yeah, after that, i'm also the losingest over all of these years. >> the humble coach says it's not about him. >> this is such a surprise, really, i didn't want to believe it. i still don't. but it's about the kids, it's not about me. >> he's so funny and sarcastic and he motivates us and doesn't tell us we're the best ever, but it's really nice to have him. >> coach parr is 76 years old, but he's not slowing down anytime soon. in portsmouth, stephanie woods, wmur, news 9. amy: coach does not look 76. congratulations. coming up, house plants don't have to be a lot of work, and some require an occasional misting. news 9 this morning, commitment
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voters will weigh in today.
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>> if you do not have a green thumb like me, these are the plants for you. we're here with margaret hagan
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these need no care at all? >> they're called air plant and don't require a lot of care. all they need is an anchor to purchase. and they grow in north america and south america. they like humid air and a fair amount of moisture. but that's all they need, nutrients from the wind and rain. >> these plants you've had for a couple of years? >> yeah, this sits over my kitchen sink and i've had it two, two and a half years and the air plant the-- the plants are used with a mister. >> the kitchen and bathroom would be good. >> the kitchen and bathroom are great. there's a little more humidity. if you put them in the living room, you need to mist more.
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plants right now and i thought it might be fun to put together one you could hang on a wall. >> all right. >> i chose the red one, it has pretty color and we'll tuck it down there. all i need are pebbles or the glass beads as a support system to hold them upright so you can enjoy them. >> oops. >> let me hold that one. >> this one i'm going to lay on its side and then-- >> it offers some nice color, you know, in your kitchen or bathroom. >> and requires little care so if you forget about it for a week or two, it will be there and you hang that up on the wall and lastly, since they don't need anything except something to support them. they look nice when you tuck them into a shell. oops, that's a little too small. we'll put that in the moon shell and use them as a decorative item.
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>> without any dirt, but misting with orchid or vermeila fertilizer. >> they don't grow so you don't have to repot. >> we love it, margaret. >> you're welcome. amy: coming up on news 9. it's vacation week, many slopes. what local ski areas are hoping for this week. the race for the white house continues. we have a preview of the contest
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>> no one covers new hampshire like we do. now, wmur news 9 this morning. amy: good morning, it's 7:30, i'm amy coveno. we begin with a live look along hampton beach. the waves look active there. 39 degrees. here are the stories on the half hour.
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next weekend, vacation gets underway. gunstock mountain says they're having a good season. multiple fire departments are on the scene of a fire that started around 3:00 this morning. no one has been injured. voters in south carolina will make their voices heard today on democratic side. sanders and clinton are neck and neck in nevada and while donald trump is leading ted cruz by five points in south carolina. we'll get to the stories and more. and check in with josh judge in hi, josh. josh: it's a saturday and we're starting off with mixed rain and snow showers out there. even if it's raining where you are right now. it likely would snow and temperatures have been rising overnight as a warm front rolls through the region. the temperatures are mid and upper 30's. near 40 degrees in some spots and including parts of northern new hampshire. a look at several waves of snow
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mixed showers right now. central has changed entirely to raindrops. farther west, better chance that you have it's in the snow precipitation form. totals overnight. conway with four inches, madison three and a half, two in laconia, one and a half in northfield there. your snow showers changing over to mixed showers in northern new hampshire today and coming to an end in central and southern new hampshire as we turn partly sunny and mild. 42 to as much as 50 degrees today. we'll talk about how long this mild weather sticks around as we look at the rest of the weekend forecast and into the week ahead coming up. >> want to get right to details on a story we first brought you at 11:00. and northbound 89 is back open after multiple crashes closed the area for several hours. the roads became snow covered. no one was seriously injured, but the highway from exit 15 to
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while crews cleaned up. ski mountains are hoping for a boost while schools are on vacation. it was a snow start to the season and without the fresh powder we enjoyed last winter, many are making snow. mike cronin shows you how things are going this year at gunstock. >> by day and night the slopes at gunstock mountain are busy this time of year and it's hard to believe, but already, a little more than a month to go of the ski season. skiers strap in at gunstock mountain for some fun under the lights. >> it's really awesome. we went night skiing and it's cool because it's the first time doing it here. >> my face was really cold, but it was fun. >> i always like to stay out late during this and it looks better at night. >> 24 trails are open at night and 44 during the day. about a half dozen fewer than at this time last year. aside from the slopes, there are six lanes of tubing.
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fast are when you're actually on it. >> and for the more adventurous, an air bag launch ramp. >> thank you. >> with massachusetts school vacation ending and new hampshire's beginning, the timing makes a difference. >> this is a great week for us. it's actually as strong right now as last year. this week. mike: jake jacobson says the mountain had a quiet start to the season. >> it was a tough start we were missing the natural snow. mike: after making snow, business rebounded and gunstock cut back on using snow guns. >> we're hoping to snow will brighten things up again. one thing that snow is missing is in the marketplace, boston needs to know we've got it. mike: skiing will end the first week in april, even though mother nature hasn't dropped as much snow as many would like, many are not ready to hang up their gear for the winter.
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had, but we're making the most of it. >> they're making the snow, but it's fun to see on. mike: despite the lack of fresh snow, some skiers have skied as much or more than last year. mike cronin, in gilbert, news 9. amy: if you're planning on going to cannon mountain, the tram will likely be closed all weekend after it broke down last sunday. passengers in two trams had to rappel to the ground after the car became stuck. repairs are underway. when the cannon mountain tram reopens, that will be announced right on their website. if you're going skiing this weekend, you can look at the app, free for android devices. the fbi doubled its reward for a serial bank robber, dubbed the incognito bandit. since last september he robbed
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to show employees he is carrying a gun. >> he enters the bank, displays a weapon immediately and threatens the tellers and he started to put the weapon on the table in front of them and banging on the table and letting them know it's there. amy: the incognito bandit wears socks over his boots, possibly as a way to cover up boot prints. if you have any information, of course, please call police. and happening right now, a massive fire burning in fall river, massachusetts. the fire started at sagamore mill around 3:00 this morning. multiple fire departments are at the scene. the building collapsed shortly after crews arrived. no one has been injured. we're following the situation in fall river. we will bring you updates as they come into our news room. the man accused of sparking an order is in custody. the man from framingham attacked
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witnesses reported seeing a gun, prompting a campus-wide alert. this morning, a second suspect is on the run. two more arrests in laconia netted weapons as well. nathan borroughs and christian mckim are charged with possession with intent to distribute, inside the home police found heroin and pills. a machete and a realistic looking bb pistol. a threat against sanborn high school. police say a senior made a threat against the pep rally, and parents were given the option of keeping their children home. two extra members of the police department were at the school during the rally and the case is closed in exeter where the perceived threat was made.
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is the balance between freedom of speech and whether people were placed in, you know, imminent fear and so that's what we investigated and we have found that we will not have any criminal charges on our end. since the investigation is still active, the young man's name and the exact threat are not being released at this time. the chief says the nature of the threat did prompt the fbi to briefly get involved. the portsmouth police department has a new way for citizens to connect with officers. they're bringing back police officer trading cards for the first time since 1996. 28 officers had their own personalized card. the sergeant says as long as officers aren't busy responding to a call anyone can come up and get a trading card. >> what makes that officer, a biography who that is and gives the kids in the community a
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officers are and what we're doing for them in the community. >> portsmouth students can program. once they collect the set they can attend a bi-weekly check-in where they can get a prize and be entered for a grand prize. remembering the life of former keene mayor patricia russell. governor maggie hassan says that pat russell exemplifies the spirit of our area and serving others. the state project reached its goals of 20,000 libertarians to pledge to move to new hampshire. 2000 members have moved to the state and the retaining 18,000 to come here within five years. they're holding the liberty forum in manchester. >> we're just saying, you know, move here and whatever you do, when you get mere, that's up to you.
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free staters who are doing a lot of different things in the state, many whom are not politically active at all. >> this weekend's event will be highlighted with an interview today with edward snowden, the former nsa contractor who revealed information about government surveillance programs, he'll speak live from russia via skype. >> moving on to commitment 2016 new poll numbers are out just in time for the primary in south carolina and next week's caucus in nevada. in south carolina, donald trump is leading the latest nbc wall street poll. and vermont senator bernie sanders and hillary clinton are neck and neck. in nevada and south carolina they weigh in on the 2016 race for the white house, wmur's nikole killian is in washington with details. >> in nevada. >> hi, everybody. >> bernie sanders and hillary clinton duke it out as the
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>> nevada will be helpful maybe in assessing kind of how the rest of the nation maybe feels about the democratic race because its demographics are fairly similar. >> minorities make up a portion of the electorate in the silver state compared to earlier in iowa and new hampshire. a key test for both candidates especially when it comes to hispanics who make up about 40% of voters according to the census. >> we've had an aggressive campaign to make sure latinos who want to participate are registered. >> and supporting on saturday. >> a pew center study finds 35% of christians make up that. >> if trump gets some of those voters a good sign for super tuesday because a lot of states that kind of look like south carolina that vote on super tuesday.
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will do it all over again. democrats hold their primary next saturday, february 27th while republicans will caucus in nevada this coming tuesday. in washington, i'm nikole killian reporting. amy: coming up, if your passport is expiring soon you'll want to start the renewal process now. why it could take longer to process your documents. >> the u nchlt hchlt nh hosted a hockey game and jamie staton will show how they did in durham. josh: now there's a mix of rain and snow out there.
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>> now, meteorologist josh judge with your storm watch 9 forecast. josh: as we start up this saturday morning. a fresh coating of snow, and as well we start off at weir's beach where the temperature is in the 30's and tell you what, it certainly has turned into a cloudy start with some scattered showers, but mild. the temperatures in the mid 30's and the lakes region, upper 30's and even in parts of northern nm new hampshire in the mid 30's as well. temperatures in concord headed
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afternoon and check that out. wow, near 50 degrees in some spots. meanwhile, we did have some snowfall. here is more. we showed you some totals a little while ago and a few more, ashland checking in with a little over two inches of snow. close to two inches of snow, reports in the lakes region of anywhere between one and a half and two and a half inches of snow and lesser amounts farther south as well. in southern and central new hampshire the snow showers rolling through overnight have changed into mixed showers and mostly going over to rain now, but also almost done. the back edge is now pulling through and most of these showers should be done, i think, by about 9:00. we should see them be done in central and southern new hampshire. here is central parts of the state it was snow, snow, snow, and we're seeing mixing going on here as well. farther north, so far, remaining all or mostly all snow and continuing to snow at this moment. this is where we've seen the
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several inches have fallen and even in northern new hampshire we could see raindrops mixing in at times through the day today, but not steady, but scattered showers at times. off to to our west though, breaks in the overcast and that will be later today into central and southern parts of the state. and milder air streaming up, a decent day out there today and tomorrow as well. bolt days this weekend, actually not looking too bad. that kind of goes against what you're looking at here on doppler radar, the exception being northern new hampshire in the mountains and you'll see the snow showers come to an end. but then the chance of lightly scattered mixed showers of rain and/or snow. meanwhile, the rest of the state seeing some sunshine, maybe a brief shower later today. tonight, partly cloudy to cloudy, and some flurries to the north and that's pretty much the temperatures tomorrow. a couple of ticks not too far, and monday, it cools off. as the cool front rolls in,
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but the temperatures will be back to more seasonable levels, down into the 30's. for today, check it out. 40's, even in northern new hampshire and upper 40's to near or above 50 degrees in some southern parts of the state. tonight, again, another above average temperature night and for tomorrow, there's a look at your temperatures. as i mentioned, a little bit cooler, but still, well above average and a pretty nice weekend overall. as we head into the upcoming week, it gets cooler monday and tuesday, but dry and we're watching our next big, rather organized weather system moving in, it looks like wednesday night into thursday. it could start out as mixed precipitation and go over to rain, but that's six days out so we'll have to watch that carefully. right now it looks on the warmer side. >> we're going to count on you to watch that and enjoy the weekend. >> i'll be watching in the corner and you go and enjoy the weekend. >> that's a great relationship. if you're planning a trip that requires a passport. close to 49 million passports are set to expire in the next
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wait times. reporter mary maloney looks at how you make sure that your documents don't get delayed. >> need a passport? the u.s. government says it could take six weeks to get your passport renewed, that's longer than usual. within the next three years, 49 million people's passports will expire. you can thank a 2007 federal law for the avalanche of renews, requires u.s. citizen toz carry a passport when travelling to canada, mexico, the caribbean and bermuda, even if your passport is current, most european countries will not accept passports within six months ever their expiration dates. to get yours quicker, act now. photos can be taken at many post offices, drug stores, even public libraries. the state department says, pictures are the number one reason why renewals may be held up.
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in purgatory. it's the right sides, two by two taken on a white background without a smile. and as prince demonstrates you can slay with no smile. once you get the perfect picture renew by mail or sanctioned locations for faster service and then relax and plan that next vacay away. >> jamie staten and news 9 sports. >> college hockey, monarchs, against number 9 bu last night. a wild one. no scoring in the first period, but a quick goal in the second. just 14 seconds in, a score and ended up with a hat trick and scored the bu goals. unh gets a great goal. jamie hill breaks in on gets unh on the board, cut the lead 2-1. had some problems getting that big fish on the ice last night.
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unh fans do that to remind the opposing goalie to fish the puck out of the net. and finally the two handed toss. 3-3 time through overtime. and the two teams play tonight in boston. dartmouth home with colgate. 5-2. and cory caulk a huge goal. and the monarchs on road at reading royals. five different monarchs scored goals. 35 saves in net. ontario rain. manchester wins in. and nell' host reading tomorrow night and then el myra on sunday at three. that's a look at sports. amy: thank you, jamie. tough night for the celtics, boston was in utah for three games out west. bradley buries a three-pointer from the corner and crowder assists for the dunk.
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still ahead on news 9 this morning. >> designing robots that think and act on their own. i'm aixa diaz at university of maryland in college park where researchers are bringing human sensory skills to robots like julia. >> now to the u local hotspot. you can submit your pictures and
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>> a project at one university is teaching robots to process information like humans do and put them to work. >> wmur's aixa diaz visited the maryland lab to see how this science works. >> what a wonderful day. >> meet julia, a robot at university of maryland in college park. >> julia has cameras and has its own brain, so to speak. >> the autonomy robotics and cognition laboratory on campus is designing robots to think and act on their own. >> we don't program to do things, we program it to learn how to do things. >> julia learns by observing. >> yes, i am watching. >> and that's what researchers say makes this robot unique. >> what julia will replicate are the goals that you're
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>> so far julia has mastered the art of mixing drinks and other culinary skills. researchers hope that robots life. >> these robots will graduate, so to speak, to the point that they will be able to perform society. >> thank you. >> in college park, maryland, i'm aixa diaz. josh: brave new world. amy: brave new world, yes. human touch. josh: and let's look at the weekend forecast. there is some mixed rain and snow showers this morning coming to an end south of the white mountains, probably most places by 9:00, 10:00 at latest and then we turn to partly sunny skies for the afternoon and mild snow showers and rain showers continue at times in the mountains today into tomorrow. amy: ok. thanks, josh. the news continues at the top of the hour. today's top stories up next. caught on camera, a dramatic rescue in the merrimack river.
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woman from the icy water in the nick of time. also mourners will say a final
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>> only on news 9, a woman plucked from the icy merrimack river. the daring rescue caught on camera. remembering justice antonin scalia.
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the latest in the search for his replacement. josh: some areas seeing scattered rain and snow showers this morning, but i've got a look at the milder temperatures expected right through the weekend. amy: and it's school vacation week. what local ski resorts are hoping for as local families come out to play. >> no one covers new hampshire like we do. now, wmur news 9 this morning. >> good morning, new hampshire, it's 8:00 on saturday, february 20th, i'm amy coveno. parts of the state did see some snow overnight making the roads a little slick in places this morning. you're looking live at downtown concord, the roads out and about. meteorologist josh judge, of course, he told us this was coming and joins us in the weather center with a look at the rest of our forecast. >> yeah, we had snow overnight in southern new hampshire. amounted to a dusting, in a lot of places melted away because of the warm temperatures you're seeing, but central and southern new hampshire a little more, from with unto two inches in central new hampshire and more
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new hampshire, but varies from place to place. we're looking at the doppler radar, the latest batch or round of snow rolling through has changed over to rain in southern and parts of central new hampshire, but not quite northern new hampshire just yet. all right, let's take a look at how much has fallen. these are some of the reports, three or four inches, 2.5 in lancaster. we've seen higher amounts in eastern parts of central new hampshire. and the mixed rain and snow showers coming to an end in the next hour or two, except for northern new hampshire we'll continue at times throughout the day and into tonight, but the rest of us will see partly sunny skies developing. mild temperatures for today, another mild weekend in store. we'll talk more about that and how long that lasts in your full forecast. >> we begin this morning with incredible video of a rescue you'll see only here on news 9 capturing the moments first
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her 20's from the frigid water of the merrimack river arms park at manchester. rescuers received a 911 call. this they have yet to confirm whether she jumped or fell into the river. rescuers said she could not have survived much longer in the water. jean mackin witnessed the rescue and brings us the story. >> where is she? >> it was a desperate race against time to reach a woman washing down the merrimack river. >> do you see her? >> right there, right there. >> the first challenge, spot her in the frigid fast moving water. you can hear rescuers urge her to grab hold of a rope. >> take a rope! >> firefighters lowered ropes and a ladder for her to hold onto, buying an extra minute for the rescue boat to arrive. >> she was dressed in dark clothes. the water is dark and it's
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we're looking for something bouncing in the waves can make it quite difficult. >> she lost her grip once, responders. >> she reached out and grabbed the wall and that's when the boat came to the rescue with no time to spare. >> firefighters pulled her to safety and sped away. >> we end up losing the ladder and her, fortunately, by that time the boat made it up here and we picked her up at the stairs. she's hypothermic now and longer. >> they took her to a warm ambulance. firefighters and paramedics and officers worked as a team to pull off the rescue, something they train for all year long. >> yeah, we do, but it's-- the real thing is a little more dramatic than we'd like. >> very proud. >> first responders tell us before they left the rescue scene here at arms park.
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hospital to have specialized warming equipment ready for the woman. one veteran firefighter says he's seen it all and calls this rescue dramatic. in manchester, jean mackin, wmur news 9. >> it was a busy night for first responders in the queen city. in the span of just 30 minutes, american medical response or amr says that the crews responded to four overdoses friday afternoon between 5:15 and 5:45. patients were using either heroin or spice, a synthetic form of marijuana. that high volume of calls in a short span is unusual. governor hassan and others are gathering for the winter meeting. they will address the nation's opioid crisis during a health
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meaning today. meantime, senator kelly ayotte is asking to allocate more, to fund local task forces and investigations were recently diverted to cover budget shortfalls. now air ayotte wants them released back to local law enforcement. >> we want to make sure that our local law enforcement have the reenforcements they need to keep dealers off the streets and help those struggling with addiction. we shouldn't take these resources away from law enforcement. amy: hundreds of thousands of dollars have been put on hold until the government decides how to best address the program. cleaning and sanitizing at a concord school, christian
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the over em wh -- overwhelming amount of sick students. it can cause nausea, diarrhea, and there's nothing to cope with the symptoms. hhs says they see the outbreaks every year. >> the best way to prevent the outbreaks, people who feel ill stay home. >> it's important to practice good hand washing and identify that illness and you can stay home if you're not feeling well. >> health and human services report 500 in those incidents alone. the first votes following the new hampshire primary will be cast in a few hours. south carolina hosting its republican primary today. the latest polls show donald trump's lead shrinking with south carolina voters followed by ted cruz, and marco rubio. jeb bush, john kasich and ben carson fill out the back of the pack.
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the democrats this morning. polls show hillary clinton and bernie sanders running neck and neck. 4,000 people are expect today attend the mass for former supreme court justice antonin scalia. vice-president joe biden and his wife will be there along with the other justices and nine children and 36 grandchildren. >> this morning, thousands will fill the largest roman catholic church in north measured america, the basilica of the shrine of the i am mmaculate immaculate. >> and he's been a part in my lifetime. >> you can stand up for the law. >> he was carried through the court for one last time the
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light-filled great hall where scalia's body lay in repose on the same platform that held abraham lincoln. scalia's son paul, a priest, offered a prayer. >> you have called your son out of this world. >> and the president and first lady met privately with the family. and also in attend were those believed to be on the list of potential nominees for the supreme court even though the republican leaders said again friday in "the washington post" they don't plan to confirm the next justice until after the next election. >> president obama is not waiting to act. that binder is filled with notes he is reviewing this weekend with about possible nominees. amy: coming up on news 9 this morning. the standoff continues between apple and the justice department
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help unlock one of the san bernardino's iphones. now a new motion has been filed. the water crisis continues in flint, michigan.
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good morning and welcome back. look at the low visibility. we've had clouds and scattered rain and snow showers in southern new hampshire and more snow in northern parts of the state. we'll show you how much in a few minutes and tell you how much milder it will be this weekend. amy: the justice department is fighting back after apple refused to help unlock a phone used by one of the gunman in the san bernardino attack. in a new motion, federal
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not following the judge's order. prosecutors said apple could keep the phone and technology, but they want access to its data. apple has until next friday to respond. this morning, the water crisis continues in flint, michigan. federal regulators say state and city officials still are not doing enough to fix the problems that caused lead contamination in the drinking water. epa officials say the city does not have enough qualified personnel to ensure the city's water system meets federal requirements on free venting lead pollution and the city and state need to develop a comprehensive plan for limiting corrosion on pipes. we mentioned last hour, ellen degeneres has a go fund me page. those city leaders need to get it together. josh: we've got mild temperatures to talk about in a few minutes, how about that. amy: thanks, josh. josh will be right back with his
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local coaching legend. how a basketball team and the
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>> now, meteorologist josh judge with your storm watch 9 forecast. josh: we're waking up on a saturday morning to variable conditions, some of us seeing several inches of fresh snow, like here in the north country.
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and a half, three inches of new snow. it's up to 36 degrees now and the temperatures have been pretty mild for this time of year. and that's because a warm front rolled through overnight and that's what actually brought us the snow. it snowed so that it could warm up, so to speak. >> 40 degrees in portsmouth. meredith 1.8 and laconia for two. and tamworth reporting four inches as is stark and other places in northern new hampshire. we've seen conway with about four inches of snow. strafford, chichester. here is a look at cole brook, look at this, look at the course covered in snow, snowing like crazy in some locations and we'll show you where here with the doppler radar. now it's mostly turning over to rain everywhere except northern new hampshire. so in the southern part of the state, it was snow, but look at it change over to rain and it's
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so you're going to find some wet roadways in southern new hampshire from a little bit of snow that fell and warmer temperatures and rain has been melting some of them. it states no longer, but it's been changing over there as well and almost done as well. by 9:00. most of us are done with the precipitation and the exception being northern new hampshire where the current batch of snow is pulling away, but more mixed showers will likely move into these areas a little later. this is the heaviest snow right now and that's where they're at four inches or more. and this area in southern canada will pivot down and move over northern new hampshire. the rest of us will see cloudy skies and partly sunny breaks throughout as this clearing moves in. partly sunny and stays mild as a milder air mass is pushing in. take a look at futurecast, show you the precipitation pulling away everywhere except for northern new hampshire and mixed
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rain and snow depending on your location. the rest of the state largely dry, maybe an isolated shower this afternoon in southern new hampshire and that's about it. mild conditions, partly cloudy tonight with some flurries in the mountains. and they could continue in the mountains as well. otherwise we turn sunny pretty good couple of days out there. for today we're going to see the temperatures reaching into the 40's and lower 50's a possibility in southern new hampshire with enough sunshine breaking through. meanwhile, lower 40's to mid 40's in northern new hampshire, another mild night tonight leads to another mild day tomorrow. sunday temperatures again in the 40's with partly sunny skies and just a few flurries this time around in the mountains. it will be clearer, but colder on monday and tuesday and then wednesday into thursday, that's our next large scale storm system that we'll be watching. right now, it looks like a wintery mix going over to rain, but again, six days away, we'll be watching. >> we'll put it on your to-do list.
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amy: it's no secret that the portsmouth girl's basketball team are really good, undefeated this season. josh: but the team and fans were in on a secret, a celebration for a long time coach who goes the extra mile for his players. >> dan parr was up for winningest coach in new hampshire. the only title he's concerned about is the state title for his clippers team. >> all day, all week we were looking forward to this, it's huge for the team and the community. >> the team hosted kennett high school. the clippers looking for their 16th win of the season and the 700th of coach dan parr's career. wilson planned a celebration for the coach, he was his coach.
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always has and always will. parr has touched many lives. >> it's a good chemistry, we're fortunate. things like that don't happen very often. it's an honor to be here. >> you think you're hiring a coach, but he not only coaches the sport, but he teaches life and what life has to deal with all the time. >> portsmouth fans are proud of parr including his wife sue who was a clipper herself. >> oh, yeah, it is. they still play the same song at the end of every game. the portsmouth fight song. >> dozens were waiting to hear another sound, the sweet sound of victory. >> the clippers beat the eagles, 64-25 making parr the winningest high school basketball coach in new hampshire. >> yeah, but you want me to tell you after that, i'm also the losingest over all of these years. >>, but the humble coach says it's not about him. >> it's such a surprise really.
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still don't, but it's about the kids, not about me. >> he's just so funny and so sarcastic and works us really hard and never works us up or anything and just motivates us and doesn't tell us we're the best ever, but it's really nice to have him. >> coach parr is 76 years old, but he's not slowing down anytime soon. in portsmouth, stephanie woods. >> congratulations coach parr. >> just because it's winter doesn't mean you can't enjoy fresh veggies. we'll show you simple recipes in cooks corner. >> commitment 2016, voters
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>> we're cooking with fresh veggies today in the news 9 kitchen. i've joined by steve and sara from the co-op. it's a new venture? >> we have been working for the last couple years to come up with a location for our store and we're happy to announce we're assuming ownership of the bedford market. things are happening and it's so exciting now. >> we've seen clubs other places, one in concord. >> concord, monadnock and it's a great way to shop locally and a lot of the people in the
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>> you're making wilted greens here, steven? >> yeah, these are winter vegetables you can find year round, but in the winter it's harder to get good food. i'm saute'ing bocchoi, rainbow spinach and watercress. >> 15 calories in the whole dish, including the coconut oil. >> and this doesn't look pretty, but this is the shallots, and other vegetables i freeze it into ice cubes and flavor the dish instead of salt or herbs. >> that's nice because you're not wasting. >> and you're recapturing the flavor of the fresh local produce you had. >> why would people be interested in the co-op?
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piece of the co-op, once the store is profitable, you receive dividends back and programming and just gives you a piece of ownership into this great local community hub for good food and health and wellness programming. >> and it's also, steven, about supporting local farms, right? >> it's about supporting a local business. there's no better place to support your local community than at a co-op or a locally owned business. we're talking about creating farms that will support directly to the co-op and it's the best way to spend your money and get the healthiest food you can get in your community and this is all over the world, wherever there's a co-op, it's a picture of what the community looks like. >> you brought in great produce and i'm sure that that would be something you're offering there. >> yes. >> how, when do you think with the time line for you folks?
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growing membership so looking for another thousand members, from there, we'll be starting a member loan campaign to raise a million dollars throughout the next couple of months. >> we want to wish you the best luck. >> thank you. >> having more fresh veggies at our disposal is a great thing. thank you for making this. >> thank you for having this as always. it's not just veggies, anything locally we can capture and get in the store, a year round local spot. >> thank you what is going on? today we're going to run a slalom course. not down the mountain, but up it... that's terrifying. ...in one of these. sweet the chevy silverado offers a combination of 4wd and an exclusive "auto-locking rear differential" let's do this. so, if a rear wheel starts to slip, the axle automatically locks to provide better traction. feels like a beast. grips great. dude, that was awesome. current qualified competitiver lessees can get this silverado all star v8 forr around $269 a month. silverado, the #1 selling
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>> no one covers new hampshire like we do. now, wmur news 9 this morning. >> good morning, it's 8:30, i'm amy coveno. we begin with a live look at the big lake. a few houses out there this hour, a look at the top stories.
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boost as school vacation kicks off. despite the lack of snow. gunstock mountain says they're having a good season. right now departments are on the scene of a mill fire that started around 3:00 this morning. no one has been injured. voters in south carolina and nevada will make their voices heard today. on the democratic side, sanders and clinton are neck and neck and donald trump is leading ted cruz by five points. we'll get to the stories and more in a few minutes. first, let's check with josh judge with a look at the forecast. hi, josh. >> we're waking up to fresh snow in some parts of the state. other areas in southern new hampshire like here in goffstown, the warmer interprets and change over to rain has all, but washed away many areas that had seen a coating to maybe about a half inch or a quarter inch of snow overnight. there's northern new hampshire, even wildfield at 36 degrees, 37 in lebanon. and thele changeover has moved into even parts of central new hampshire as well.
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coming to an end and will be done by right around 9:00 most places, although they may linger longer in the mountains and that's where the snow has been and northern new hampshire has seen between two and four inches overnight. lesser amounts, as you head farther south. we'll talk how long this milder air sticks around and when our next large scale system could be here. >> we begin this half hour with new details on a story we first brought you at 11:00. northbound 89 is back open this morning after multiple crashes closed the area last night. this started at 10:30 when the roads became snow covered. one of the vehicles involved was an ambulance that was hit by a car. there were minor injuries reported and victims were taken to dartmouth. the highway from 15 to the vermont border was closed while
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and hoping for a boost while the students are op vacation. many resorts have been making their own snow. wmur's mike cronin shows how things are going at gunstock. mike: by day and night the mountains at gunstock are busy with little more than a month left to go for the ski season. skiers strap in for under the lights. >> it was cool, the first time doing it here. >> my face is really cold, but it was fun. >> i always like to stay out late doing this. it looks better at night. >> 24 trails are open at night and 44 during the day. a half dozen fewer than this time last year. aside from the slopes, there's six lanes of tubing. >>. >> it looks slow and faster when
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>> and for the more adventurous, an air bag launch ramp. >> thank you. >> with massachusetts school vacation ending and new hampshire's beginning, the timing makes a difference. >> it's a great week for us, it's actually as strong right now as last year. this week. >> jake jacobson of gunstock said the mountain had a quiet beginning to the season. >> it was a tough start and we definitely were missing the natural snow that we had last year. but after making snow, business has rebounded and gunstock has cut back on using snow guns. >> we're hoping for a little bit again. i think the one thing that's marketplace. got it. >> skiing will end after the first weekend in april. even though mother nature hasn't dropped as much snow as skiers - would like, many aren't ready to winter. >> we don't have the snow that we had, but you know, we're making the most of it. >> yeah, they make a lot of snow
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>> despite the lack of fresh snow this winter, some skiers have skied as much or even more than last year. in gilford, mike cronin, wmur news 9. amy: if you're planning on going to cannon mountain, the tram will likely be closed all weekend after it break down last sunday. passengers in two trams had to rappel to the ground when the cars became stuck. a spokesperson for cannon mountain says the repairs are underway when the cannon mountain tram reopens, that announcement will be made right on their website. if you're going skiing this weekend you can take it with you with the wmur app. it's free for enjoyed and iphone devices. happening now, a massive fire is burning in massachusetts. it started in a mill at three in the morning. the fire is showing up on the
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we are monitoring the story and will bring you developments throughout the morning. the fbi has now doubled its reward for a serial bank robber in the boston area. he's been dubbed the incognito bandit because he's behind a mask and hoody. since last september he's robbed five banks going out of his way to show employees he's carrying a gun. >> he enters the bank, displays a weapon immediately and threatens the tellers and started to put the weapon on the table in front of them banging it on the table to let them know it's there. >> the incognito bandit wears socks over his boots, probably trying to cover up boot prints. if you have any information, please call the police. >> the man accused of sparking
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seeing a gun prompting the campus-wide alert. this morning a second suspect is on the run. two more drug arrests in laconia netted drugs and guns. they were charged with possession with intent to distribute. inside the home, heroin, meth, prescription pills, four hatchets, pa machete and a realistic looking bb pistols. >> they're bringing back police officers trading cards for the first time since 1986, the sergeant says that as long as the officers aren't busy responding to a call, anyone can get a card. >> it's a biography who it is and it gives the kids in the community a chance to see who their police officers are and you know, what they do for them and what we are doing in the community.
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participate in the trading card selection program. once they select the entire set they can attend a bi-weekly check-in to get a prize and be entered for a grand prize. >> moving on to commitment 2016, new poll numbers are out just in time for the primary in south carolina and nevada. right now in south carolina, donald trump is leading in the latest nbc news wall street journal poll by five points. texas senator ted cruz is behind them. bernie sanders and hillary clinton are neck and neck. wmur's nikole killian is in washington with details. >> in nevada. >> hi, everybody. >> bernie sanders and hillary clinton duke it out as the democrats caucus. >> nevada will be helpful in maybe assessing kind of how the rest of the nation feels about the democratic race because its
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>> minorities make up a larger portion of the lek electorate in the silver state, a key test for both candidates, especially when it comes to hispanics, and makes up part according to the census bureau. >> we can make sure that latinos who want to participate are registered it's the evangelical vote in south carolina, creating an allout battle between ted cruz and donald trump for the religious right. >> if trump does a good job with those voters, there are a lot of folks like in south carolina who vote op super tuesday.
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next saturday february 2nd 2nd. >> coming up, another busy night in the granite state for basketball and jamie will show us the highlights ahead. josh: we had some rain and snow and how much some areas received in terms of snowfall. what to expect as the
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>> now, meteorologist josh judge with your storm watch 9 forecast. josh: in mainly central and northern new hampshire. southern new hampshire you saw a coating, but it's washed away. and 36 degrees right now and the temperatures have been warm. it's february 20th and the temperatures are starting off this morning in the mid and even
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40 degrees in portsmouth right now and we're headed upwards especially later today when we get some sunshine here that will help spike those temperatures up close to or even higher than 50 degrees in a few spots. the almanac shows normal high temperatures of only 36 degrees and that's where we were in the lakes region right now, we're already above that in concord where that normal temperature is for. concord's temperatures should make it up this afternoon as i mentioned to near 50 degrees. some snowfall totals for you here, an updated lancaster total, we're now up to five inches in some reports, southeastern lancaster, stark, tamworth four inches. central new hampshire, places around the lakes region, one-- upper ones, one and a half to two inches of snow most places we're getting reports here. and inch in chichester as well. in manchester, this is a live
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there was a coating. as i mentioned most has melted away and rain as well. the showers coming to an end and if they haven't where you are mixed showers in the mountain, rain and snow at times and mountains and points north through the day today. more of a lull and goes back to snow flurries later. and a big system later in the week, probably late against night into thursday, taking a look at the snow showers as they rolled through that start today mix over to rain in southern new hampshire as i mentioned, watch, coming to an end, left over drizzle. central new hampshire about two inches as i've been mentioning.
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away, eastern parts like 0s ossipee and that will be here in another 45 minutes or so and a bit after break before this area of precipitation pivots, and then this area of breaks in the clouds with warmer conditions following in, meaning we'll see partly sunny skies south of the mountains as we go through the day today, especially later on today. there's a look at some of the rain showers that could mix in in parts of northern new hampshire and even there the temperatures make it up to the lower 40's. here is your extended forecast, mild and a cold front sunday night, brings it cooler monday and tuesday, as i mentioned a few minutes ago, wednesday and thursday, we may see a wintery mix and perhaps a hard driving windy rain, but it's six days away. so-- >> we might start to see daffodils poking up here soon. >> we'll see, certainly a mild
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>> thanks, josh, 8:46. right now a woman is recovering after rescue workers pulled her from the fast, frigid water from the merrimack river in manchester. they haven't determined whether she jumped or fell. they used a ladder for her to cling to before a boat could arrive with minutes to spare. and a funeral for justice antonin scalia. family friends and all justices are expect today attend. and gunstock has 24 trails open at night and 44 during the day. six lanes of tubing and an air bag launch ramp are also open. looks fun. it's going to be a beautiful weekend to get outdoors, get ready to hit the ice or perhaps you'd like to go to the circus. mike cronin takes a look at
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>> looking for some family fun this saturday? get ready for some entertainment for all ages. at 10:30 head to wilmont for the hill hilltop circus. there will be acrobats, juggling and more presented by middle school students of pine waldorf schools. you can catch the show at 4:00 tonight. strap on the skates, the second annual family skate day and figure skating demonstration in nr nr-- center harbor. they're providing food and beverages free to the public and head over for the vermont, new hampshire, robotics. hamilton and pinkerton are competing.
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waitress, a lobster, and in keene they'd love to show you at the edge cafe dessert theater 2016 "love on the edge". tonight the show starts at 7:30 at keene public library annex. that's what's happening in new hampshire today. i'm mike cronin, wmur news 9. >> now, jamie staton and news 9 sports. >> all right, what a wild hockey game in durham last night. bu and unh. it's a good one. bu ranked number nine. and a quick goal in the second period, scored top shelf. 1-0. bu had a great goal. breaks in on the right side and unh on the board and cut the lead 2-1. the problems getting the fish on the ice. it was too heavy. this is what u. in in-- unh does.
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they dropped it on the ground and finally the fish made it on the ice. and a nice pass to michael mcnicholas to the goal, 2-2. bu took a 3-2 lead and under two minutes to go, able to score on the side of the crease, his 11th of the year and skate to a 3-3 tie. teams play again tonight in boston. dartmouth with a nice win. cory chalk had two goals, two assists and they host number 16 tonight. monarchs win by a score of 5-2. doug carr came down from the american hockey league. monarchs in california, and made saves in net. and st. thomas and dover, second period sophomore ben peterson skates in, fires home a wrister. 3-2 bishop. and a couple of good saves by
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but bg wins and impressive 14-1 this year, the only loss to a massachusetts school, arlington catholic. tonight, golden state warriors go for it and faces paul pierce. and the epping blue devils, and the crossover, the bucket and foul as the lakers went up by tloo tloo-- three. gets his own rebound and in. wilson gets a look at a three from the corner and puts the blue telephones up by one point. looks like he scored inside there. and leblanc left underneath and sunapee wins it 84-72. girls basketball kennett at portsmouth and there's clippers coach dan parr, 56 years on the job and last night got his 700th career win.
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his team came to play against kennett, underwood. and nice spin move and finish and durand takes it in mid court and takes it in and scores. and from the eagles, knocking down a jumper, but portsmouth wins big 66-25. and division 2 girls, kingswood knights at oyster river bobcats. lambertson is open on the right side, steps in and knocks down the jumper. for the bobcats, they have a couple of quick guards that are aggressive. here is sherman, flies to the hoop and scores. kaitlin miller will do the same thing, driving down the center, aggressive guard play. off the inbound we'll see a play from the visiting knights, but oyster river wins this one 66-48. that's a look at your friday sports. have a great saturday. amy: thanks, jamie. a tough one for the celts. boston was in utah for the first
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first half bradley buries a three-pointer from the corner. crowder with the steal and feeds him for the dunk, but celtics lose 111-93. still ahead on into u.s. nus this morning. >> designing robots a that think and act on their own. i'm aixa diaz in college park where researchers are bringing human censorry skills to robots like julia. amy: to our local hotspot.
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>> so a project at one university is teaching robots to process information like humans do and then put them to work. josh: that's right, wmur's aixa diaz visited a maryland lab to see how this science works. >> what a wonderful day. >> meet julia, a robot at university of maryland and college park. >> julia has cameras and it has its own brain, so to speak. >> the autonomy lab on campus is designing robots to think and act on their own. >> we don't program it to do things, we program it to learn how to do things. >> yes, i am watching.
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makes this robot unique. >> what julia will replicate are your goals you're accomplishing during your task. >> so far she's learned the art of mixing drinks. and they're hoping that she'll help humans in everyday life. >> these robots will graduate, so to speak, to the point that they will be able to perform >> thank you. >> in college park maryland, i'm aixa diaz.
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good morning, america. happening right now -- saturday showdowns. the big battles for both parties. . a pivotal republican primary in south carolina. the candidates confident. >> we have something very special. >> it's in the god's hands and the voters' hands. >> however, will it spell the end for some? meanwhile the crucial democrat caucuses in nevada. ahead of the big vote. >> bernie sanders hoping he'll be singing a victory tune. hoverboard warning. the government's big crackdown. calling them all unsafe.

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