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mike: quiet for now, but an unsettled stretch is about to take over. when snow, ice, and rain move in. tom: plus, salem' s finance director is off the job. what police say she did on her lunch break, that now has her facing criminal charges. shelley: also, the wife of comedian bill cosby faces tough questions from attorneys. why a full day behind closed doors only resulted in a couple hours of answers. tom: and, surveillance video shows robbers forcing three restaurant employees into the freezer. how long before they were able to get out. >> no one covers new hampshire like we do. tom: new hampshire' s drug overdose epidemic taking center stage in washington today as the nation' s governors try to rein in rampant heroin and fentanyl abuse. good evening, i' m tom giffith. shelley: and i' m shelley walcott. chief executives from all 50 states are endorsing a plan to boost prescription drug monitoring programs to prevent
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tom: that move getting a thumbs up tonight from local treatment providers. wmur political reporter adam sexton joins us now to explain. adam: at serenity place they estimate 70% of the people who come in the door seeking treatment started their path to addiction with a prescription from a doctor. they say it makes sense to focus more attention on that part of the problem. while first responders and the treatment community are working harder than ever to combat the heroin and fentanyl epidemic progress remains hard to come by. >> it' s getting worse here in new hampshire, more specifically right here in manchester. but stephanie bergeron of serenity place in manchester is encouraged by consensus coming out of the national governors association winter meetings in washington. that' s where the top leaders of the states are backing the adoption of national standards for the prescription of opioid painkillers. >> we know that this is probably one of the main sources of the epidemic we' re seeing right now
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opioids and to take a step like this could really make a difference. adam in a phone interview from : washington governor maggie hassan said national standards would naturally limit the supply of painkillers being handed out to the public. >> particularly how many doses of an opioid can be prescribed for a particular type of procedure. adam while there has been : pushback against this concept people on the treatment side see it as a positive step but just one part of a wider battle. >> it' s got to be everyone, all hands on deck right now at the federal level and at the local level. adam: but today president obama expressed skepticism about limits for painkiller prescriptions saying that won' t solve the problem and that in some cases, addiction is already there. adam sexton wmur news 9. shelley: tomorrow in massachusetts, a new law takes a effect making the trafficking of fentanyl illegal.
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streets. anyone caught with more than 10 grams faces 20 years in state prison. fentanyl is commonly mixed with heroin and can be deadly even in very low doses. tom: it was a sunny and calm day across the granite state. live look right now in manchester where it is 28 degrees. temperatures will fall throughout the night but when could we see a wintry mess move in? chief meteorologist mike haddad is here with the forecast. mike: still about four weeks to go in winter, and were starting to see the cooler rollback in, i berlin and 28 in manchester. mount washington and five. the air mass is cold but not a let frigid. just cold enough that when you see that rain down to the south, when it arrives tomorrow night it will be in the form of snow and then we see a changeover to
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notice on the to cast, a few occasional light snow develops, just enough to make the roads slick. t see just all green or all blue. it' it' s that messy, icy mix with a touch of sleet and freezing rain. shelley: salem' s finance director is on paid after she was arrested on a now we' review it' s own accounts as part of its internal investigation. our jean mackin joins us live with what police say was stolen. jean: police say the finance director left macy' s with nearly $600 worth of items that she didn' t pay for police say it happened during a break at work. police say the town of salem' s finance director was on her lunch break friday when loss prevention personnel from macy' s at the mall at rockingham park stopped her outside the store.
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they observed the female conceal eleven items, totaling $591.00, and leave the store without paying for the items. back at the office, town manager received a phone call. >> actually, i got a call on my cell phone letting me know the arrest had been made and what the alleged crime was. it was devastating. not news you want to get on a friday afternoon. jean: prosecutors from outside the town will handle the case to avoid any conflict of interest. jane savastano was placed on paid administrative leave and released on $1000 bail. she' s been serving as salem' s finance director since 2005, earning about $118,000 a year monitoring revenue and spending but not writing checks for the town. as a precaution, salem will launch a forensic audit looking into town accounts. the town manager says fellow employees are stunned by the arrest. >> devastating news, we' re all
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we feel for her and her family at this time, but again, we need to do what' s right for the organization, the community, the taxpayer. jean: a fellow employee is stepping in as acting finance director during the investigation. live in the newsroom, jean mackin, wmur news 9. tom: two manchester now, this man is facing burglary charges after a homeowner tackled him. manchester police say the homeowner found tobiah scott hiding in his basement on notre dame avenue last night. scott allegedly tried to escape but the owner tried to stop him from leaving. arriving officers found the two wrestling. in keene, the internet crimes against children unit looking internet site ' meet-me. 29-year-old henry stebbins of troy is facing a falsifying evidence charge. stebbins meet-me account was allegedly used to engage in online chats describing sexual contact with a child. the evidence charge stems from his removal of his cellphone
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felony charges are anticipated. shelley: a long day of questioning under oath is over for bill cosby' s wife camille. under heavy security at a hotel in springfield massachusetts, she was deposed in the defamation lawsuit filed by seven women who say the comedian sexually assaulted them. an attorney representing seven women is suing bill cosby for defamation of character, called this case the battle over credibility. >> it' s concerned with who is telling the truth. is it the 7 ladies that we represent, or is it mr. cosby? shelley: bill cosby' s wife was called to testify under oath in the suit filed by women who claim the comedian sexually assaulted them, including windham resident kristina ruehli. she says cosby falsely accused her of lying when she came forward last year and accused him of raping her. attorneys say cosby' s wife could provide crucial testimony in this case. >> she'
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she has the ability to live with him, be with him, understand the nature and extent of his relationships. and i don' t mean that in a nefarious way, just who he associates with. shelley: the lawsuit filed in federal court in springfield massachusetts seeks unspecified damages. the plaintiffs' attorney joe cammarata said the entire process took about 7 hours. but mrs. cosby spent only about 2 1/2 hours testifying, after her lawyers repeatedly objected to questions. >> she was someone that was reserved and i got the sense that she really didn' t want to be there. shelley: bill cosby, who has been married to camille cosby for decades, has denied the women' s accusations, and has not been criminally charged. the statute of limitations in most of the cases, has expired. >> our clients remain resolute in their belief that at the end
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restore to them their good name and reputation. shelley: attorneys for cosby did not comment today. camille cosby' s deposition is not yet complete. it will resume, march 14. the exact location has not yet been announced. tom: authorities are looking for two robbery suspects accused , forcing workers at a massachusetts chipotle into a freezer. dartmouth police say it happened late last night. surveillance video shows one suspect forcing three employees into the freezer. the second suspect pulls a gun on two other workers. police say the manager fought with the gunman before running from the restaurant to a business across the street. >> the thing was the most concerning to us was the fact that a firearm was used possibility of two firearms thankfully nobody hurt. but obviously the employees that were affected by this they were really shaken up by the whole incident. tom: the employees were only inside the freezer for about 2
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police say the gunmen made off with about $300. shelley: tonight at the t.d. garden, the boston bruins honoring first responders. one honoree is mbta transit sergeant dic donohue was wounded during the watertown shootout after the bombings. tonight donohue dropped the ceremonial puck. donohue is retiring from law enforcement because of his injuries. the boston fire department acapella quarter sang the national anthem. a nice honor for him. tom: makers of the gun used in the sandy hook shooting fighting back against a wrongful death lawsuit. coming up on news 9 tonight. shelley: why the families of some victims say the gunman knew exactly what he was doing by using their rifle. tom: and, uber complaints up tonight against the man accused of going on a shooting rampage in michigan. what police say the suspect did in between killings.
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candidate ted cruz asking his campaign spokesperson to step down. cruz asked rick tyler to resign for allegedly spreading a story that falsely alleged that marco rubio insulted the bible. the texas senator says tyler deleted a tweet about the story once he found out it was false. the maker of the rifle used in the sandy hook shooting is trying to get a wrongful death tom: in a hearing today, a connecticut judge heard arguments from freedom group, the parent company of bushmaster firearms. the lawsuit was filed by families of some of the victims. the judge did not issue an
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families say the shooter chose the ar-15 for a reason. >> he chose the ar-15 because he was aware of how many shots it could get out, how lethal it was, how it was designed, that it would serve his objective of killing as many people as possible in the shortest time possible. tom: the company says it is protected by a 2005 federal law that shields gun makers from most lawsuits for how criminals use their products. 26 people were killed in the 2012 shooting. shelley: tonight, uber is receiving an influx of complaints about the michigan man accused of killing six weekend. police say jason dalton went on a shooting rampage in the middle of his shift as an uber driver. abc's elizabeth hur has more on his court appearance today. elizabeth jason dalton a : 45-year-old man with no previous criminal record is now charged with six murders. >> are you jason brian dalton?
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elizabeth: the uber driver turned accused killer appeared before a judge via video. >> is there anything you wish to tell the court at this time. >> i would prefer just to remain silent. >> there was a search warrant executed at his house there was additional evidence recovered there. elizabeth uber confirming dalton : passed a background check. what set him off, police don' t know. >> intentional, as deliberate, as cold. this was not a, just a momentary we have one confirmed victim >>we have one confirmed victim right now. elizabeth in all dalton stands : accused of shooting 8 people at 3 different locations in kalamazoo, michigan saturday killing 6 and injuring 2. dalton reportedly picking up passengers in between the shootings. >> we were driving through lawn, speeding along and when we came to a stop, i jumped out the car and ran away.
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with dalton, that was about an hour before the first shooting and this man who asked that we don' t identify him says he was one of dalton' s customers during the rampage. >> i half heartedly joked at him and said you' re not the shooter are you? and he said no. >> dalton' s family released a statement saying they are deeply sorry and that they are praying for everyone affected. dalton' s next court date is set for march 3. elizabeth hur, abc news, new york. tom: the teen critically hurt in the helicopter crash last week in hawaii has died. the 16-year-old and 3 family members were visiting from canada when the tour chopper crashed into water near the pearl harbor visitors center thursday. two family members remain in the hospital in stable condition, the third was treated and released. federal investigators are working to figure out what happened. shelley: president obama is officially asking congress for $1.9 billion to fight the spread of the zika virus. he is also requesting to use a
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the 20-14 ebola fight. house republicans told the white house that the quickest way to get money to fight zika would be to use some of the more than $2 billion in unobligated ebola funding. hpv rates have dropped since the introduction of a vaccine in 2006. new numbers from the cdc shows the biggest drop among young women. for 14 to 19-year-olds there was a 7% drop in the infection rate, a slightly smaller drop for women 20-24 and virtually no change for woman older than 25. the cdc recommends the 3-dose hpv vaccine for girls and boys who are 11 to 12-years-old. tom: i took a nice, long bicycle ride today, which is rather rare or everywhere it. mike: take advantage of it, and why not go for a bike ride by the light of the moon? a full snow moon, there is,
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the snowiest month of the calendar year, february. in the last three february' s combined, try 10 feet of snow in concord. over the last three february. an amazing amount of snow. nothing out there right now because the snow has been melting due to very warm temperatures over the last few weeks and especially over the last few days. today still well above reason, up to 39. nowhere close to the record of 67, set back in 1997. single-digit' s north, teens and lower 20' s elsewhere. a few upper 20' s still hanging on in manchester and along the coast. a big temperature change from this time last night. up to 22 degrees lower, so the cool air making inroads across new hampshire. by morning, single digits above
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teens elsewhere from rochester back to manchester and along the coastline. cold air is working in but not unseasonably cold, no are chill to be found. temperatures over the border not a lot colder than what' s going on in northern parts of new hampshire. it' s just cold enough so when the next storm developing to the south moves in, it will be snow to start and then we see that stubborn cold air at the surface flow to retreat out of here. that' s due to a surface wind coming out of the north and that means instead of plain rain everywhere we may see light to moderate freezing rain at times. this will begin early on wednesday, not tomorrow or tomorrow night. tomorrow increasing clouds, maybe a few flurries late. tomorrow evening light snow develop so the roads will turn slick. it tapers off and changes to like freezing rain with a few
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mountains of the north. on wednesday the heavy stuff begins to approach and muhsin towards evening but notice even though there are elements of yellow and green colors all over the place, focus on these elements of pink right in here through the white mountains and a few more down through the lake sunapee stretch into the monadnock region. that means there' s an of cold valleys to result in rain and pockets of icing. then all the heavy rain leaves out and the winds turnaround to the south. after it chilly 30' s for wednesday, 50' s take over on thursday. at the same time that' s happening, it' s snowing in buffalo and toronto. that means the cool air will eventually move right backend, so a lot of changes coming in. sunshine giving away to clouds tomorrow, light snow tomorrow night that occasional light freezing and light rain on wednesday.
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freezing rain continuing into wednesday night as the precipitation increases. once that clears midmorning the winds finally turnaround to the south and drive the temperatures up into the 50' s, then we cool down. then a dry unseasonably chilly weekend is on the way. before the weekend so many changes we have to keep track of.
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th jamie the celtics and bruins : were both in action tonight. let's begin with the c' s, taking on the karl anthony towns and the up and coming minnesota timberwolves. a couple of young, improving teams in this one. first quarter, towns spins off the block and knocks down the turnaround jumper
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transition, but marcus smart is there for the put back dunk. a nice play by him. minnesota still up 10. kevin martin taps the ball ahead second quarter, to shabazz muhammad on the break for the slam 47-41. then karl-anthony towns buries a three from the corner. 28 points, 13 rebounds. at the half, minnesota up 59-53. celts trying to get back in it. marcus smart posts up inside, and scores easily. cuts the lead to 12. isiah thomas drives and scores. 18 points, nine assists. torey krug' s shot is redirected by loui eriksson, 1-1 after one. 2-1 columbus in the second.
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s blast is redirected by matt belesky, 2-2. 3-2 columbus on the power play. ryan murray throws one at the net. scott hartnell deflects it past gustavsson. 4-2 columbus after two. third period, belesky gets his second of the game, redirects kevan millers shot, 4-3. but the blue jackets just kept coming. brandon saad scores on the rebound, 5-3 columbus. that was the eventual game-winner. eriksson got his second of the game with the goalie pulled, but the blue jackets added an empty netter. columbus wins 6-4. the bruins host pittsburgh on wednesday. boys hockey, central against saint thomas in dover. the saints in the white sweaters, but it' s central that strikes first. cody lappas with a blast from the point, 1-0 central. looking for more, bowen bilodeau takes the shot, but a nice pad save by aiden mcloughlin. lappas had 3 goals and two assists for central, little green win on the road 6-1. the gym at newmarket hs flooded and was ruined in december so
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games are on the road, including tonight in exeter, where they hosted portsmouth christian academy. eagles in red. drew mccormack worknig down low. can't get the turnaround to go, but paul staude is there for the putback and the foul. for the mules, anthony somersworth is open, and he drains the 3 pointer. how about this effort from kyiani lafleur. drives thru the lane and hits the off balance shot. he wanted the foul call as well, but didn' t get it. 46-36 portsmouth christian had the lead. cam jordan drives and dishes to craig hounam for the layup inside. newmarket knocks off previously undefeated portsmouth christian, 64-60. one of the best coaching jobs in womens college hockey is now open. mark hudak is retiring after 18 years with the dartmouth big green, and the last 13 as the head coach. he led the green to 8 ncaa tournaments, and 2 trips to the frozen four. spring training 2016. all of the red sox are in florida, taking their swings and getting the arms loostened up. as nice as it is in new hampshire, it is really nice in
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it was 81 degrees late this afternoon, a 40 degree difference. david ortiz is already there. s ready. right after the season my wife and i went to italy so we to dinner. we were talking about a lot of i' m definitely excited, little s his last year, but it will be cool to see him go through everything and what he' s done in his career is pretty special. jamie: they will share his final season. tom: still to come on news 9 tonight. shelley: even state police k 9' s need to have some fun. coming up, we take a look at how
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tom: most dogs love chasing their tails but what about a water hose? shelley: check out vermont state police k-9 max just hosing around. vermont state police sharing this hysterical video of max having some fun this weekend chasing the hose as troopers washed their cruisers. he got plenty of exercise in,
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mike: changes for the weather, so be ready. tom cole and thanks for joining
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