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jamaica. tonight, how the community is rallying around his grieving family. >> we need to get him home. we need to say goodbye. cherise: as the threat of a school bus strike is looming, -- mike: the feel of early spring in the afternoon. shelley: 190-year-old a new lease on life. how she is now sharing that with others at one assisted living center. >> no one covers new hampshire like we do. now, wmur news 9 tonight. shelley: starting tonight, this family is mourning the loss of a nashua man killed in jamaica. christopher leite was hit by a bus and did not survive.
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three children. we sat down with the family tonight as they prepare to bring him home to say their final goodbye. kristen: christopher leite passed away this last monday, his 33rd birthday. his family is working to bring him back home and lay him to rest. christopher leite family has gathered in nashua to cope with his loss, the place where he lived with his three children. >> it has been all here. kristen: his brother anthony tells me he was in jamaica for his friends wedding. while he was there, he and another man were hit by a bus and died at the hospital. the couple who were married called the family to let them know what happened. >> it was not real. it still is not. because as far as i am concerned, he is still there. kristen: his twin brother
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children and the father of three. >> we need to get him home. we need to be able to say our goodbyes. kristen: for now, his family is focusing on who he was and what they will miss about the hard-working father, brother, son, and friend who gave so much. >> i cannot even begin to describe how much of an influence and how wonderful he is as a father and a provider. anybody. he would not let anyone go without, without anything. he put everybody, everybody, people he did not know before himself. kristen: and now, the community is coming together to support christopher and his family. they are so grateful.
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created a gofundme page to help with travel and funeral expenses. any money left over will go to his three children. shelley: the new hampshire supreme court is upholding the sentence of a prison inmate convict did of second-degree murder. prosecutors say thomas milton was part of a white supremacist prison gang when he he beat another inmate in 2010. he argued that an expert witness testified about other incidents that other gang members were involved in that he was not. the court ruled that the value of that -- tonight, parents and school districts around the state remain concerned that a bus driver strike could impact transportation in the coming days. two districts in sau 55 are
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keep their drivers behind the wheel come next week. cherise leclerc is live tonight in belmont. cherise: only the drivers who work at of this bus depot in belmont are authorized to strike at those two school districts are taking action hoping to prevent any of their bus drivers from walking off the job as well. this bus depot in belmont is where a drivers strike could all begin. there is d strike from spreading to their district. >> we have a great bus driver that provides an excellent service but to withhold services from the families is unacceptable. cherise: he is superintendent of timberlane school district. he said it could impact 33 districts including his so he
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every tool in the tool shed to make sure that the company we contracted with was going to honor that. cherise: he also argued that any drivers other than those in belmont would be violating their contract if they picketed. they have a no strike clause in their agreement. cahill, a lawyer from the teamsters union said drivers will not strike until monday, november 20 eighth at the earliest and would >> -- if they do strike. >> it is our hope and desire that this will go away. cherise: everyone agrees that the children should have safe and reliable ways to get to school. >> i have never seen a strike that would not take into consideration the safety of the children.
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tomorrow but the teamsters of attorney says they filed a motion to move this case to federal court. live in belmont, i am cherise leclerc. shelley: right now, manchester police need your help finding this man. police say 77-year-old kenneth fletcher has alzheimer's disease and went missing earlier this evening. he was last seen wearing a gray footie and blue jeans. anyone with information is asked to call manchester police. and now hampshire's drought. recent rain was not enough to make a dent in the drought conditions. mike haddad has the latest map. mike: not much change at all to last week or the week before. take a look at the current drought status across new hampshire. extreme southern new hampshire, drought. all the way into salem and up towards londonderry and points west and southwest.
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since the first of the year including the lakes region down to concord and manchester and up into southern parts of the white mountains. 28.4 is the rain in concord. the average should be 35.7. we are about 20% below average. there is some precipitation back to the west. it is falling in the form of rain and snow. that means some big changes around here until that point and what changes mean for our weather is sunday on. shelley: with winter around the corner, climatologist are warning that even if we do have a snowy winter, the current drought conditions will last until march. experts say once the ground freezes, any precipitation, whether it is rain, ice, or snow will stay on the service meaning the groundwater supply will not be replenished.
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are going to have to conserve their water use if they are drawing from wealth or municipalities that are drawing from springs. shelley: the hope is that a lasting snowpack will melt evenly over time to improve things in the spring. the cause of a fire that broke out in an apartment on amherst street is being investigated. fire crews say the entire apartmenil when firefighters arrived, they found heavy fire and smoke coming from the front of the building. the fire was contained to a first-floor bedroom. >> due to the construction of the begich -- of the building, the fire was contained in that one apartment. no personal injury. shelley: a man and a five-year-old child were brought to the hospital for smoke in a.
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1986 chevrolet corvette appears to be a total loss. after catching fire in the high school parking lot. fire crews were called to school before 1:00 p.m. after the driver heard a bang in the car and saw smoke. officials say the cause of the fire was an electrical problem. fire was an electrical problem. commitment 2016 -- work commitment 2016 -- work keeps going for president-elect donald trump. the republican had back-to-back high-powered meetings today from trump tower. maggie rulli is in washington with more. maggie: as president-elect donald trump appears for his new role in the white house, he is seeking to mend fences with old rivals. he is considering governor mitt romney for secretary of state, shocking for some when you consider mitt romney had this to
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the greed. the showing off. the misogyny. the upsurge third-grade theatrics. maggie: the feeling, clearly mutual. >> mitt romney has made a full of himself. maggie: also up, governor nikki haley. she originally supported marco rubio. and now, a change in heart. part of a full day of meetings national security including his first face-to-face with a foreign leader, prime minister abe from japan. democratic -- democrats are still up in arms about stephen bannon being appointed. also under fire is his relationship with his son-in-law. it is against the law for him to
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transition team is reportedly looking into him serving as an unpaid adviser claiming it has been done before. >> the sons of president bush were very involved. maggie: his team said we would hear more about his cabinet around thanksgiving. shelley: the surgeon general says addiction is not a character flaw but an illness. coming report giving a look at the addiction crisis across the country. >> it gives you a whole new chance of life again. shelley: using an ancient form of exercise to get a new lease on life. how this woman from wind-up is doing just that. mike: plenty of sunshine tomorrow with mild temperatures.
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they are encouraging better treatment. new hampshire has joined 41 other states in suing to companies saying they blocked a generic version of a drug for treating opioid addiction. the companies worked together to switch suboxone from a tablet version to a film. the attorneys general claims that has led to artificially high prices for the drug. the companies have said the former head of the american civil liberties union were honored. donna green and david pearl who spoke out for open government received the first amendment reward. david pearl passed away in june so marc miville accepted the award on behalf of his family and the retired head of the nhcl u, claire ebel received the quill and ink award.
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are saying things that you do not like. it is their first amendment also. it is our responsibility, all of us, to say that their first amendment rights are just as important as mine. >> there are many good people willing to help in this state. many in this room tonight. thank you all for what you are willing to do. >> he was committed to his principles and to do the right thing and what was right. he regularly was known to be submitting right to know law requests. shelley: tonight's event was the main fundraiser for the nonprofit school. age is just a number to new hampshire's newest tai chi instructor. this 90-year-old is leading a class at a senior residents in windham and her neighbors could not be happier.
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citizens are embracing a new age practice. they are taking part in meditation and motion, also known as tai chi. leading the pack is jeanette who at 90 years old says tai chi has given her a new lease on life. >> i feel as though i am 39 years old. i do not feel stress. it takes all of your problems away. shelley: she tai chi while living in florida and she became an instructor six years ago. she recently moved into windham terrace and started teaching this class two weeks ago. >> we made it happen very quickly. and got her in place. and made sure that she was comfortable with her presentation and the people that would be coming. and so, we had it happen and she is really great and really happy. she has brought so much to our facility.
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happy also. >> this is my second time. you do feel better. shelley: health experts say tai chi helps reduce stress and anxiety and the repetitive motions are good for alzheimer's patients. >> it gives you a whole new chance at life. shelley: jeanette says it is never too late to start. she says she was never an active person until she discovered tai chi. mike: time there. that is the key. find a program. good for us weather-wise. a lot of sunshine and mild temperatures tomorrow. if you have tomorrow off for the first half of the weekend, you are in luck. we have temperatures well above the average and were sunshine. look at the time lapse photos up there in warner. many saw some sunshine. the clouds were stubborn. high temperature yet again was well above the average, 57
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bit later in the day. the temperatures are beginning to warm up stairs in the atmosphere. we will have a look at mount washington. 39 degrees. cool air, heavier, tensed to sing down into the valleys. that is what we have in place out there while the mild air surging in from the southwest rides up on top of it. you can see it reflected in the temperature there in the northern part of the state and on top of mount washington. low 30's. it will be a tough call to get down to 26 or 27. we will call it 30 at most, or at least by daybreak. look at this mild weather to our west. for this late hour of the evening to be sitting at 70 in st. louis and mid 60's in chicago, well above average. however, winter is on the map
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northern part of the plains states and the jet stream is driving the ribbon of air separating cold from warm. right now, it is west, southwest over new hampshire keeping us above average. a big dip occurs sunday afternoon bringing chilly air our way taking temperatures below average. namely clear skies right now with a few patchy clouds out north giving away to son early tomorrow morning. elsewhere, a sunny sky for y by about 15 degrees. very pleasant with light winds. saturday, more sunshine and then there will be some coastal clouds trying to move in early saturday evening. and then everyone will see the clouds thicken early sunday morning with rain developing. tough to call when the rain-snow line will move in.
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north as we go into sunday afternoon, it's sunday night, and monday. 50's and low 60's tomorrow. a couple of degrees cooler than that on saturday with full sunshine. enjoy the next couple because here come the changes. rain tapering into snow in the north country. snow showers monday night into tuesday. mostly in northern parts of the state, through the mountains. gusty winds. much cooler. thanksgiving. shelley: that is good. everyone is focusing on wednesday now. thank you. let us head over to jamie. jason: if you like goals this
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>> now, jamie staton and news nine sports. jason: and the award goes to mike trout of the angels. m.v.p. award with new keep -- mookie betts of the red sox coming in second place. trout is on, to mvps in three seasons. bruins have been off since sunday. they deserved the break after playing six games in nine days. tonight, they were back on the guys playing at the minnesota wild. this one at the xl energy center where the wild have a new head
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bruce boudreau, the first coach in manchester monarchs history. he coached in anaheim last year. there was no scoring in the first area. it continued in the second thanks in part to a couple of big saves from tuukka rask. devon with a 25 save shutout for minnesota. unh at home with abilene christian. wildcats in white. jaleen smith was an early layout. daniel dion had a three. 34-17 at the break. smith with a couple of degrees. unh loses to abilene christian, 65-57.
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in division iii, plymouth state home to norwich jack preston, working the offensive glass. he had a game-high 18 points with nine rebounds. preston kicks it out to max coleman. the freshman, j lindley roy for manchester central has a nice career with the panthers. career with the panthers. panthers when it, 67-60. dartmouth hosted a first-round tournament game against st. francis of brooklyn in double overtime. matt had the game-winning goal. they advanced to play at syracuse on sunday. college football tonight. you can count louisville out of the playoff hunt. they are stumbling at houston. the mark jackson trying to avoid the rush. he is sacked.
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nice play hereby houston. they are up 34-10, late in the fourth quarter. jackie, a junior distance runner for exeter high school. she began the first new hampshire girl since 2006 to win the new england cross-country championship. the first ever from exeter high school. she also won this year's meet of champions i chair. she runs indoor and spring track. a top 10 finish at the northeast regionals will win -- will earn her a spot at the nationals. >> i don't have any expectations. i just want to run as hard as i can. >> she is a tremendous student athlete. she works tremendously hard. jason: she is a great student. we get to run her next year as a
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shelley: the new hampshire sportsplex in bedford is preparing for the auto show. it started today with a fund-raising gala. it is raising money for the education foundation. the gala also gives participating dealers a chance to look at the new models in the showcase. >> we want to raise money for the charity and say thank you to our dealers and our partners. shelley: more than 150 new vehicles are on display. doors open tomorrow at noon at the sportsplex in bedford and the show runs until 5:00 on sunday. if you love cars, that is the place to be. thanks to all of you for joining us for news nine tonight. jimmy kimmel live is next followed by nightline. have a great night. [captioning performed by the national captioning institute,
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