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adam: two people are without a home after a fire destroyed their home in manchester. a live report with new details. >> since we have been recording the statistics over a year ago, that is the highest it' s ever been at this point in one month. stephanie: emergency responders say the number of drug overdoses in new hampshire is the worst in the nation. plus, the problem they are facing trying to revive patients. hayley: tracking showers across the state. when the mild air moves out. adam: breaking commitment 2016 news, hillary clinton celebrating victory in the nevada caucus. there is less than one hour to
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announcer: no one covers new hampshire like we do. now, wmur news 9 at 6:00. stephanie: two people are temporarily homeless after a fire burned their home in manchester. firefighters are trying to figure out what sparked the flames. good evening at thanks for joining us. i am stephanie woods. adam: i am adam sexton. mike cronin is live from the scene with new details. mike: firefighters are still here at this hour. you can see they are going through the garage sifting through the debris and taking pictures. that is where this fire started. it spread upstairs and damaged the outside of the home. a neighbor' s cellphone video shows the smoke rising from the fire just before 4:00 this afternoon. the homeowners called 911 after noticing smoke coming from the garage.
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six or seven minutes to get here. luckily, no one was injured. a man, woman, and her dog are displaced tonight. there is about $100,000 worth of damage to the house. but firefighters say it is fixable. >> smoke and water damage and some fire damage. the garage is destroyed. >> it is a nice community here. everybody watches out for everybody else. i' m sure everyone will be asking them if they need help. mike: the cause of the fire is under investigation. firefighters say it is not suspicious. mike cronin, wmur news 9. adam: thank you. in commitment 2016 hillary clinton declaring victory in the nevada caucus. in south carolina, less than an hour to go before the polls close for republicans. a live look at hillary clinton
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nikole killion is in our washington bureau with breaking news. reporter: hillary is thanking her supporters on twitter telling them this is your win. we are waiting for hillary clinton to come to the stage any minute to say that thank you in person. there was a last-minute surge by bernie sanders. clinton won over voters who said experience and electability matter most. sanders did better with those who wanted a candidate who is caring and honest. south carolina still waiting on primary. donald trump and ted cruz are battling for the top spot while also looking for a strong showing. ohio governor john kasich left. he is campaigning in massachusetts today, looking that vote next month. adam: what else are we seeing in
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reporter: in nevada, about 2/3 of caucus-goers were caucusing for the first time, which is interesting in terms of explaining the clinton win more. she was on -- we understand she was backed by a majority of voters. sanders did better with men and those less affluent as well as voters under 45. report. from nevada and south carolina on news 9 after nba basketball. you can also find the latest on our website, wmur.com. stephanie: rain showers are moving across the granite state. we have warm weather on the seacoast where it is 56 degrees. hayley lapoint is tracking that rain. hayley: it is rain because of how milder temperatures were today. the rain showers moving across the state. they have yet to reach places like manchester and southeastern new hampshire.
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hampshire, we have had rain showers nearly all day. even some snow showers in the far northern reaches of the state. concord, you have been in and out of the showers. raindrops continue toward peterborough and hillsborough this evening. look at these temperatures. this is 6:00 in the evening after dark in february, and we are still in the 50' s. 53 in manchester. a week ago, we were below zero at this time of the night. temperatures tomorrow similar to today. not quite as mild. we will see more sunshine. i will show you the rest of the weekend' s forecast and the seven-day forecast ahead. adam: american medical response is reporting a staggering number of drug overdoses this month. in manchester alone, there have been 42. four of them happened friday within a half hour of each other. wmur' s kristen carosa joins us now more. kristen: a.m.r. says 12 of the 42 overdoses were fatal, a
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month on record. and the numbers just continue to climb. emergency crews in nashua say they saw something saturday morning they haven' t seen in years. >> we actually had a person walk into the station this morning asking for help, and they had overdosed. kristen: american medical response regional director, chris stawasz, has been watching the number of drug overdoses continue to rise. >> we are continuing to see what i believe will be a record month, particularly in manchester, with the number of overdoses, more so on the number of fatal overdoses which is already in double digits for the month. kristen: there have been 42 drug overdoses since the beginning of in manchester alone. february 10 since wednesday. 12 of them were fatal. >> since we have been recording the statistics over a year ago, that is the highest it' s ever been at this point in a month. kristen: emergency crews say the main culprit of the overdoses is still fentanyl, followed by
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re also seeing other drugs such as a butane cannabis, and other things that are out there like cocaine and the methamphetamines. they are still there, but certainly not as prevalent as the fentanyl or the heroin. kristen: he says narcan is being saving lives, but they are having to use more of it to be effective. >> we are seeing the average amount of narcan that is needed to reverse an overdose continue to increase, which tells us that the substances that are being used are even more potent, which is leading us to believe that it' s fentanyl behind all of this. kristen: it' s something that continues to take its toll on crews. >> i don' t like being on television every week telling people about the numbers. we need help. i don' t know what that help is, but we need to work harder than we are to solve this problem because it is not getting any better. kristen: chris just got back from a national meeting with a.m.r. he says no one else in the country is experiencing the amount of drug overdoses like we are here in new hampshire. live in studio, kristen carosa, wmur news 9.
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a candia man is in custody tonight facing arson charges. the state fire marshal says 59-year-old stephen gracyalny set fire to a home on hook road in candia. he was arrested today and is being held on $50,000 cash bail. fire marshal william degnan says intentionally set fires cause over 400 deaths, 1,300 injuries, and more than $1 billion in damage each year nationwide. adam: the u.s. government wants to catch him, and today he appeared in manchester via skype. edward snowden delivered this weekend' s keynote address at the new hampshire liberty forum. he spoke from russia, where he' s been granted asylum. in 2013 snowden, a former contractor for the national security agency, went public with the full extent of secret mass surveillance programs. >> the government was warrantlessly and unconstitutionally spying on billions of people around the world and millions of people in america, and he let people know. adam: while wmur was prohibited from video recording snowden' s
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pictures and listen. he says he' s ready to accept extradition to the u.s. to face charges under the espionage act if he' s given a jury trial where he can make a public interest defense of his actions. stephanie: robots are battling each other in concord. we will take you to the state robotics competition and show you the students' creations adam: . adam: warm weather is keeping the lakes from freezing over. hayley: it has been so warm today.
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stephanie: middle and high school students from new hampshire and vermont came together in concord today for the annual state vex robotics competition. adam: the day-long competition took place at new hampshire technical institute. teams battled each other using the robots they created.
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rounds and ended the day with qualifying rounds. >> it teaches them about mechanical, a little bit about electricity, electronics and programming. these robots usually have mechanical components, sensors, electric motors, and they all tie together. adam: the winning teams from today' s competition will go to the world championships. stephanie: lack of snow is forcing the tamworth sled dog race to cancel. the race was scheduled for next weekend, but the tamworth outing club and new england sled dog club say there' s not enough snow cover on trails and the lake for races. the clubs already postponed the race in january because of warm weather, and now they say they' re forced to cancel. what a shame. you were saying earlier, there is no snow to be seen in the extended forecast? hayley: maybe a couple of chances. it is very light. the next storm system will be mainly rain. i will show you the full details including how long the mild air sticks around.
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announcer: now, meteorologist hayley lapoint and your stormwatch 9 forecast. hayley: good evening. we have rain showers moving across the state.
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not the case in manchester. we have had clear skies for much of the day in southeastern new hampshire, as opposed to areas to the north where it has been cloudy and gray. you have even had rain showers and snow showers moving through. look at the accumulation totals. 5.5 inches in pittsburg. inches. 2.2 inches in wolfeboro. central and northern new hampshire got accumulating snow. southern areas, maybe a coating. otherwise, it was nothing. look at the rain showers across the state. in northern new hampshire, some of that is changing to snow. that will not be the case since it is mild across the state. in the higher elevations, you can see some snow. probably on top of mount
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across the rest of the state, it is rain. some light to moderate rainfall at this hour. this line every showers will eventually scoot toward the coastline. we will probably have a few raindrops in manchester and seabrook by overnight. you can see this low-pressure system, the center of it is north of quebec city. it continues to pinwheel down chances for rain showers and snow showers. we have one band moving through now. we might have a couple more rounds overnight. tomorrow looks bright with a mix of sun and clouds. look at the temperatures we got to today. this is incredible for february. 59 in manchester. 58 in nashua and portsmouth. even 40' s up north.
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of 36 this time in february, and we were well above that. it shows you the extremes we have had this winter. last weekend at this time, we were talking wind chills 30 below. that is not the case this evening. here is where we stand now. 52 in rochester. concord into manchester, a mild evening. in the 40' s in the northern part of the state. the winds have been breezy, about six miles and hour at the airport in manchester with winds out of the southwest pumping in mild air. overnight, clouds, spotty rain showers. tomorrow, back to sunshine. we will have passing clouds. snow showers are in the higher elevations. tomorrow is a dry day. 50 in exeter tomorrow. 50 in salem. chester about 48. concord about 48. the lakes region will have temperatures in the 40' s. up north, temperatures will be in the upper 30'
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looking beyond the weekend, cooler monday and tuesday. wednesday and thursday is our next chance for a storm. this one brings in milder air. we are talking rain on thursday. chillier at the end of the week. announcer: now, jason king and news 9 sports. jason: saturday is a big day for hockey. the bruins play in dallas tonight at 8:00, while the monarchs return home to host reading at 7:00. as for the college teams, dartmouth will try to make it a weekend sweep when they host cornell at thompson arena tonight. they knocked off colgate last night. the unh wildcats will play the back-half of their home and home series with boston university at agganis arena. last night in durham, unh rallied from behind twice, skating to a 3-3 overtime tie with the ninth-ranked terriers. danny tirone made 37 saves to keep the wildcats in the game. college hockey today. it was a packed house with saint
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semifinals. that made it 1-0 after one. and even better save. still in the second, the center. it was 2-0 hawks. last check, five minutes to go. saint and some still holding onto a 2-0 lead. the nhiaa wrestling championships were held in three different locations. nashua north hosted the division i meet. these are a few of the consolation matches. salem' s dylan chaffee finishing third in the 160-pound weight class. how about the big boys? 285 pounds. again, a consolation match between zach minch of central and john littlefield of nashua north. it was littlefield who won that match and took third place. we also know bedford' s bobby won. we will have an update tonight at 11:00.
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con-val. we don' t have the full results from that yet. we will try to get specific details tonight at 11:00 as well. the results are in from division iii. campbell takes the title. the cougars had two state champions with three runners-up. plymouth had individual and 195 point classes. white mountains the next third. the nhiaa team bowling championships were held at ' spare time' in manchester. there were nine teams competing. keene, bishop guertin, stevens, and pinkerton advanced to the semifinals, with keene and stevens moving on to the championship flight. in the end, it was the keene black birds winning four of the six games to defeat stevens, earning the 2016 team championship.
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school history. the individual championships the nordic meet of champions also help the day in maine. here are your champions. high school champs. tonight, we will check in on the
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jason: if you couldn' t stay up late last night, the celtics got beat in utah 111-93. isaiah thomas had 25 points and derrick favors scored 23 with 10 rebounds to help utah get the win. the celtics play in denver. a good matchup tonight. the golden state warriors and clippers. the clippers are 48-6 on the season. the game is at 8:30 right here. it is day two of spring training
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catchers. the group held its first official workout on friday with several position players already in camp. the first official full squad workout isn' t until wednesday. john farrell enters his fourth season as manager of the red sox. he led the team to a world series title in his first year, but the team is now coming off of back-to-back last place finishes. they did bolster the pitching staff. hopes are high. they brought in a new ace in david price and a new closer in craig kimbrel. see what happens. stephanie: very exciting to be talking about baseball. it has been warm lately. hayley: temperatures were close to 60 degrees today. tomorrow, high temperatures more like the upper 40' s but still well above the average for this time in february. tomorrow, a mix of sun and clouds. dry early in the week before tracking the next storm system for midweek.
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welcome to a special edition of "world news tonight." breaking news on this showdown saturday. election battles on two fronts. hillary clinton with a much-needed win over bernie sanders in nevada after a tense neck-and-neck fight. but sanders trouncing her on the issue of trust. tonight, the long lines and the celebrations. showdown in south carolina. donald trump firing away until the very end. >> so, it's crunch time, folks. it's crunch time. >> ted cruz and marco rubio with their last-minute push. can they still catch trump? >> it's in god's hands and in the voters' hands. >> the first test for republican candidates in the south.

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