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erin: now on "daybreak," an elderly woman is dead after a freak accident in durham. how police say she was dragged and run over by a car. sean: work is set to begin on a massive development in londonderry that could create hundreds of jobs. when the first business could open. kevin: the last of the much-needed rainfall winding down this morning, leaving us cooler air. thank you tour to backtracking on campaign promises. i am janine norman -- i am ja nai norman in washington with the latest on donald trump. [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] >> no one covers new hampshire like we do. erin: it is still raining in many areas as we welcome
like december for the beginning of the day, rainy and mild. kevin: about as warm as we will be over the next five to seven days this afternoon. a lot of areas contending with the wet weather, but we are already starting to clear out in southwestern parts of the state. that will navigate northeast with clouds lingering in the -- in the white mountains. some breaks in the overcast developing, and a little bit of sunshine. it is not going to take much to get half of the 50's. we start in the 40's, and temperatures slide back as the wind picks up out of the west in the afternoon. let's look at your thursday morning right here in the granite state. we are joined live by 95.7 wzid's deb davidson. good morning, deb. deb: good morning, kevin. right now, 93 north and south is decent. keep in mind the roads are wet. allow a couple extra minutes this morning. no problems on 293 from the
concord to lebanon. in massachusetts, 93 south is heavy from methuen through andover, that problems getting into boston. this is brought to you by bernie and phil's. from the wzid traffic network, i am deb davidson for 95.7. erin: thank you. an elderly woman is dead after a tragic, freak accident in durham. sean: police say the woman was dragged and then run over by her own car as she was leaving a friend's home yesterday. wmur's ray brewer joins us live this morning in durham to explain how this happened. good morning, ray. ray: police say a witness called 911 around 3:30 yesterday afternoon, reporting someone had been hit by a car along bagdad road. officer say when they arrived at the scene, they found an 86-year-old woman with very serious injuries. she would later die at the hospital. investigators say the woman had been visiting friends. band when she left, she started
, the door and got out. officer: it appears the vehicle was in reverse and rolled down the driveway into the street, and then came to rest off of the road near a telephone pole. ray: the woman was found in the road, her car just a few feet away and still running. investigators say it is likely they will be able to release her name later this morning. meanwhile the crash does remai reporting live in durham, ray brewer, wmur news 9. sean: well investigators are , trying to figure out what sparked a fire in conway that forced five people from their home. a viewer shared this video with us, showing the intense flames engulfing the home on mountain view road early yesterday afternoon. firefighters did rescue one person from the home. it is not clear if that person was hurt. the garage was also damaged. it took about an hour to get the fire under control. a goffstown man accused of setting a fire back in february that destroyed a vacant auto
misdemeanor charges of criminal mischief and hindering apprehension. as part of the deal, arson charges against 19-year-old calvin mitoulas were dropped. the deal includes suspended jail time and community service, and he must work with the fire department to build a firefighters' memorial in goffstown. >> i think it is an appropriate outcome. i think other people who are older and sentences may find themselves in state prison. but this young man is lucky he had the support of the community, that he's going to be going forward with the necessary counseling and other treatment in order to avoid this type of activity in the future. and we're going to be keeping a close eye on him, so that he knows he has to take the sentence very seriously. sean: -- very seriously. sean: mitoulas will also have to write a thousand-word essay about the dangers of fire. erin: president elect donald trump is kicking off a thank-you tour tonight in ohio, one of the key battleground states that
meantime a recount is set to , begin in wisconsin today, with michigan to follow tomorrow. and the president elect continues to meet with potential members of his cabinet, including people like sarah palin, mitt romney, and general david petraeus. abc's janai norman is following the transition. janai: a done deal by the billion-dollar businessman turned president-elect. >> this is a victory for us little people. janai: today, donald trump will head to indianapolis to talk about the deal to keep a thousand jobs and a carrier >> to move production from our facility in indianapolis to monterey, mexico. janai: the company announced the plans earlier this year, with reports showing cheaper labor in mexico. details of the negotiations to be discussed behind closed doors -- not open to the public. but what the president-elect has made public -- plans to leave his own business, to fully focus on running the country. this as questions remain over
trump's team hinting at four finalists -- senator bob corker, former cia director david petreaus, former new york mayor rudy giuliani, and former rival turned cabinet candidate mitt romney. at the same time, abc news has learned sarah palin, former governor and vp candidate, is under consideration for secretary of veterans affairs. nearly all with ties to washington. drunk -- mr. trump: drain the swamp. janai: after promising on the campaign to drain the swamp of washington, some now questioning whether trump is diving right in. senators bernie sanders and elizabeth warren released in a joint statement, saying trump campaigned promising to change washington by taking on wall street. they say his pick for treasury secretary, steve mnuchin, who spent 17 years working for goldman sachs, is just another wall street insider and call it hypocrisy at its worst.
erin: and if you want to attend the inauguration ceremony in d.c. on january 20, the online lottery is now open. you can only request up to four tickets, and there is no gurantee that you will get any. remember, you will likely be standing. the deadline to apply is monday, december 12, and winners will be notified in early january. to apply, you can head to congresswoman annie kuster's website. sean: developers now have conditional approval to start building a massive real estate project in londonderry, and work is set to begin in the spring. the 640 acres that used to be woodmont orchards will soon be known as the woodmont commons. planning for the massive urban community started in 2008. it will eventually include a hotel, apartments, restaurants, retail, single family homes, and an assisted-living center. >> it is going to be a fascinating process. it is going to take 15 to 20 years.
will help mitigate any traffic problems, and that the development will attract hundreds of jobs. the first project is a new brewpub called 603 brewery. and work starts in the spring. things happening there. erin: a big change. still ahead sleeping in. , one local school department is changing the start time for some students after overwhelming response from the community. sean: and how do you feel about the band nickelback? one police department plans to use the music as punishment. erin: morning a simple act of kindness , in manchester is spreading, and it started with just a few
december 1. temperatures in the upper 30's to lower 40's in the lakes region. the last rainfall moving through now. skies clearing in southwestern parts of the state. we will continue to see a fairly changeable first day of december. we will have details on what this means as we cool down in time for the weekend, coming up. sean: a lot of students are waking up to get ready for their school day. students in portsmouth will soon be able to sleep in a little longer. erin: starting next fall, classes will start an hour later at the high school and middle school. the school board received more than 2000 su r deprivation in adolescents. after weighing everything, the board voted eight-to-one to make the change, and many parents say they are happy. >> 7:00 a.m. for my -- let's see -- he is 11. it is just torture. he's just a zombie in the morning. and he's just not ready to get up that early. so it impacts everything. >> mornings next year will be
it's the right call for everybody. erin: hours for elementary students will not change. officials say they are still looking at how the new hours will impact things like transportation, sports, and other after-school activities. sean: you will soon have to slow down a little more in boston. the city council has voted to lower the default speed limit from 30 to 25 miles per hour, effective in early january. this affects every road in boston, except those with other posted specific limits. the goal is to help reduce traffic deaths. a town in canada has come up with a unique punishment for drunk drivers -- nickelback. edward island says on top of fines and criminal charges, they will blast the department's copy of nickelback music in the cruiser on the way to jail, hoping to start a dialogue. the constable says the department doesn't actually hate the band, which is from canada, and they haven't yet opened their newest album. they actually are fans of the band nickel back. this is also a tongue-in-cheek. it will start a lot of discussions. erin: kind of a punishment.
sean: the fbi says it is keeping os identical letters postmarked in the los angeles area have been delivered to mosques in at least seven states, including rhode island, warning muslims to leave the country or face genocide. the letters are addressed to the children of satan. the fbi says that while the letters are inflammatory and awful, they don't pose a threat specific enough to investigate. erin: franklin police are warning of a scam targeting eversource customers. officers say one person already lost $2000 to the scam.
in july that scammers were pressuring people to make payments over the phone and in person. the utility says in reality, eversource rarely makes unsolicited phone calls. google says hackers have managed to infect more than 1.3 million android phones using apps that are not downloaded from google play. the malware then installs malicious advertising software that tracks users and installs other apps. google says it has blocked 150,000 versions of the cyber sean: the man who created the big mac has died. michael delligatti introduced the iconic mcdonald's burger at his franchise in uniontown, pennsylvania back in 1967. he spent two years getting the special sauce just right. a year later, the big mac went national, and now mcdonald's sells 900 million of them each year. michael delligatti was 98 years old. wendy's is offering unlimited
the fast food giant says anyone who buys a $2 frosty key tag this holiday season will be able to get a free junior frosty with every purchase next year. and wendy's will donate 90% of all tag sales to the dave thomas foundation, which helps children in foster care. well the common man has a new , ice cream flavor, thanks to some local college students. each year, plymouth state university students create an ice cream flavor and complete a mock business plan. it is part of a project there. last nht its called euphoric scoops. -- it is called euphoric scoops. it will be served this summer at the town docks restaurant in meredith. the event also features an iron chef competition between some of the common man chefs, which i had the honor of judging last night. secret ingredients were a chocolate bar and a freeze-dried ice cream sandwich they had to work in there. erin: like astronaut ice cream? kevin: wow.
think of is that was there. kevin: you try to warn that up, what happens? does it go into dust? sean: the ice cream heart melted. the other part was difficult to work with. i have many culinary questions to answer, if you -- [laughter] kevin: maybe we believe that for the commercial break. the last of the wet weather pulling away. southwestern areas already starting to see breaks in the overcast, while the last of the wet weather continues to navigate northeast through centra the system is going to mean a fairly changeable first day of december, as this continues to angle northeast. last of the water on area roadways, ponding. factor in a few extra minutes. this is all in liquid form right now, and moving quickly northeast. there is not a lot of liquid in northern parts of maine this morning. once the system comes through,
that should help clear things out south of the mountains. in the north country, clouds will linger through the day. any rain shower activity probably swishes -- switches to snow shower activity early tomorrow. it is all rainfall continuing to shift northeastward. that will be out of our way by 10:00 or 11:00 this morning. temperatures starting in the low and mid 40's. still near 50 on the coast. temperatures are goi locations this morning. the west wind gets going. as you can see, that is going to drag down cooler air. it does not come all at once. this is -- h day, we will be back another two or four degrees from the day before. around 2:00, we will start to cool off as wind out of the west continues to pick up.
precipitation and most locations all the way through tuesday of next week. it will be areas of light snow through tomorrow. lingering snow showers on saturday. otherwise, back and forth between clouds and sunshine. rees turns to the northwest and will be noticeable through saturday before lightening up on sunday. a nice weekend if you are planning outdoor activities. highs mainly in the 30's next week. southern parts of the state. starting to cool off later this afternoon. snow showers up north through saturday. otherwise, the breeze lightens for sunday, with sunshine. 30's to lower 40's, and 30's for most, on monday. the next system arrives wednesday or thursday. most of that looking like it might be in the form of rain, but that is far out there and a lot can change.
top stories. we start off with ray brewer. [no sound] erin: a goffstown man accused of setting fire to a vacant auto parts building earlier this year has reached a plea deal. as part of the deal, 19-year-old calvin mitoulas will help firefighters build a firefighter's memorial in goffstown. and work is now set to begin next spring on a massive development project in londonderry. town leaders gave conditional woodmont commons project, which will eventually include retail, housing, restaurants, and much more. sean: coming up on "daybreak" -- check out the claws on this guy. find out what happened to this massive 23-pound lobster. new england's energy comes from a pool of energy producers. eversource buys it at a set price
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thanks to a rather unique purchase. sean: this massive lobster weighs 23 pounds, and was nicknamed "king louie" after he was hauled in over the weekend in canada. it's estimated he is 100 years old. the lobster shop was trying to figure out what to do until yesterday, when a woman from nova scotia bought him at market rate, $9.99 a pound -- so $230 -- in order to have him returned to the sea. hopefully, he ha erin: is there a trap that will even fit something like that? how did they even catch it? a lot of families and officers do secret santas this time of year, but in new zealand, the tradition is a national effort. sean: i never heard of this. nerly 2000 people in the country signed up for the massive annual gift exchange, sponsored by the national postal service. participants are given past postings from twitter to help decide what type of present to give. there is a suggested $10 limit, but most spend much more than
as you can imagine. but 2000 people -- that is part of a huge secret santa. erin: that is kind of cool, right? a new penpal. coming up in the next half hour, more than a dozen tornadoes touch down across the southeast, and now there is a lot of damage to clean up. sean: plus, as teachers start to decorate for the holidays, find out why one school district is
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>> no one covers new hampshire like we do. now, wmur news 9 "daybreak." sean: flip the page on the calendar. it is december 1, thursday, and it is gray and rainy like yesterday, but warm for the month of december. erin: we look at how long the rain is going to last right after our top stories. durham police are investigating a tragic accident in which they say an 86-year-old woman was killed when she was run over by her own car. th circus during a deadly tent collapse in lancaster last year has reached a settlement with osha. and hudson police are asking for the public's help in identifying a man they say robbed a walgreens at knife-point. sean: so you were pointing to this image behind me. live pictures from dublin. kevin: rainfall moving through quickly. it is still left over in some eastern, central, and northern
here in time for the morning commute in most locations, except far northern areas. the west wind picks up. temperature start in the 40's. we eventually get into the lower 50's in the southern half of the state. eventually, later this afternoon, we start to see things cool off. that west wind is going to bring in cooler air. sean: a lot of rain. my windshield wipers are like, now you need me. quite a bit of that lately. here's a live look at i-93 from our common man camera in windham. kevin: for a look at the morning we're joined live by 95.7 wzid's deb davidson. good morning, deb. deb: good morning, kevin. right now, as you start your morning commute, everything is looking great on the major highways in new hampshire. the only thing you need to contend with our wet roads. 93 north and south is decent through the state. we are not seeing any problems on interstate 89. a smooth ride to and from concord to lebanon. 95 is up to speed in both directions along the seacoast.
you by bernie and phil's. from the wzid traffic network i'm deb davidson, for 95.7 wzid. ,sean: thanks. police in durham are investigating a freak accident that left an 86-year-old woman dead. erin: officers say the woman was hit by her own car as she was leaving a home. they say it appears that she was dragged by the car before it ran her over. ray brewer joins us live in durham now with the latest details. ray: durham police say they were called to a home on bagdad road around 3:30 yesterday afternoon, someone had been struck by a car. durham police say a woman was visiting friends yesterday afternoon when she got in her car to leave, started to back her toyota down the driveway, and then opened the door. >> it appears that she stepped out of her vehicle. in doing so, she left her car in reverse, stepped out, the car
witnessed the accident called 911. they say the woman was found in the road with traumatic injuries, her car idling just feet away. >> it appears the vehicle was in reverse, rolled down the driveway into the street, and came to rest on the road near a telephone pole. ray: the woman was transported to portsmouth regional hospital where she later died. police say they will likely release the name of the woman later on today. reporting live in durham, ray brewer, wmur news 9. sean: thanks. there are new developments regarding last year'ci killed a man from vermont and his six-year-old daughter. the company that was running the circus, walker international events, has reached a settlement with osha. it will pay $24,000 in fines, and now has to put together a safety and health management plan before the owners can continue running the business. state officials say this deadly tent collapse was completely preventable. osha says the company ignored seven weather alerts from the national weather service that warned of more than 60-mph
the florida-based company is still facing a criminal trial in coos county, and a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the victims' family. erin: new on "daybreak" -- a farmington woman pleaded guilty this week to a riot charge, in connection with the beating death of a man outside a rochester sports bar. police say laurie henner was with a group of people who assaulted 44-year-old james unfonak outside gary's sports bar in january. unfonak later died of blunt force head injuries. henner was sentenced to one year behind bars, and two y probation. sean: hudson police are asking for your help in tracking down an armed robber. they say the man seen here in these surveillance pictures held up the walgreens on derry road. the robber walked in just after 7:00 last night, armed with a knife, and demanded cash. he ran off after
getting some money. no one was hurt. erin: the new hampshire gop caucus has nominated a house speaker. republicans nominated shawn jasper over representative laurie sanborn for a second term.
run against jasper when the full house votes on organization day, next wednesday. democrats say they won't join in the vote, so jasper apparently has the deal sealed. but some are indicating that there could be a late challenge. >> all of our speaker elections in recent years have been very, very narrow. i do not think it says too much. obviously, medicaid expansion vote hurt. but on the othan years ago, thought i had a chance of being nominated by my party to be speaker a second term. erin: jasper captured 109 votes, one more than the 108 needed to win the house speaker nomination. sean: the union representing drivers for first student is agreeing to give 48 hours notice to two districts before any strike happens. the agreement with
the timberlane and hampstead school districts came after the districts asked a judge for an injunction that would have prevented those workers from walking off the job.
notice will give them enough time to prepare for a strike and to warn parents about any transportation disruptions. erin: today is world aids day, and people across the country will be showing their support for those living with hiv, as well as remembering the people who have died. the southern new hampshire hiv/aids task force is holding an open house and candlelight vigil. the open house runs from 4:00 to 5:15 at 45 high street in nashua, followed by the vigil and walk to city hall. holiday lights could be shining tonight, after an unexpected problem threatened the town's display. it was in jeopardy after unitil installed new poles over the summer, and the lighted garlands could not be hung. a meeting on the issue was held yesterday morning, and some fixes were made. town officials are now hoping the lights can be turned on in time for tonight's bandstand celebration. erin: an act of kindness at the
an even more generous gift, with people just hoping to pay it forward. chelsea provencher took her daughter, violet, to the store on black friday, so she could use some gift cards. but while at the checkout, they ran into a bit of a problem. chelsea was about $5.50 short. so she told her eight-year-old daughter she'd have to put one of her new toys back. and that's when a nearby cashier stepped in, offering to pay the balance. >> it was just an instinct, because i like to do nice things for other people. >> that amazed me, that she when someone was distressed because of something so little. erin: violet's dad, roger provencher, wanted to pay this kind act forward, so he went to the toys "r" us and donated $552 for future customers who may need help. when toys "r" us corporate heard about that, they returned roger's donation, and instead made one on his behalf. that is wonderful. sean: that is a whole lot of holiday spirit. coming up on "daybreak" -- a controversial move by a school district in oregon.
kids believe in santa. they should be able to celebrate that. sean: find out why the district decided to ban teachers from using santa decorations in their classrooms. erin: plus two, turtle doves, five golden rings -- we'll take a look at what the gifts in "the 12 days of christmas" would cost you today. kevin: as the rainfall ends, we get one last mild day before
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kevin: thursday morning temperatures are in the 40's. rainfall pulling away from the northern half of the state early this morning, while skies have been clearing in southern and southwestern areas. cooler air starts to rush of later this afternoon. we will have the details coming up. erin: well residents in the , southeast are waking up to severe damage today. at least five people were killed when tornados touched down in parts of alabama, georgia, and tennessee. cnn's yasmean amer has a closer look at the destruction. yasmean: devastating scenes across the southeast after a round of deadly storms. at least three tornados ripped through northern alabama, according to the national weather service. jackson county saw some of the
and powerlines, and turned some buildings into ruins. one resident says a large tree collapsed on his house. but given the sheer destruction around him, he says it could have been a lot worse. >> i'm one of the lucky ones. i've still got a roof over my head. yasmean: in georgia, three suspected tornadoes touched down in the metro atlanta area. no one was injured, but residents describe a terrifying afternoon. >> it was so much wind -- everything was flying everywhere. it was bad. there in front of us. >> it was like -- the wind was just like -- >> everything was flying. >> and the whole door just shook. yasmean: two people were killed in tennessee, where weather officials say a tornado touched down in polk county. that state is already reeling from deadly wildfires that have killed seven people so far. wednesday's rain provided some relief. but it's not nearly enough to quell the region's worst drought in nearly a decade. yasmin amer, wmur news 9. sean: we are learning new details about a deadly plane crash in colombia.
told air traffic controllers that he had run out of fuel, and desperately needed permission to land. that's according to a leaked recording of the final minutes of the flight. 71 people were killed when the plane crashed in the andes mountains on monday night. six others survived. the pilot did not make a formal distress call. he was told to wait seven minutes before landing, because another plane that was diverted due to mechanical problems was already approaching the runway. the debate is brewing in oregon this morning after one school district asked its staff not to use any santa clauses in their holiday decorations. school officials say it's a way to respect all religious beliefs. the district's communication director says the santa ban is meant to make sure that all cultures and backgrounds are comfortable at school. >> it really went out as a notification to staff, not even to parents. just to try to make sure that
the holiday season. >> if you are going to put a giant cross up there, that is one thing, but i think that santa claus is more folklore and american history, as opposed to a religious symbol at this point in time. sean: on our facebook page, we are asking you what you think about the school sent a man. a lot of people are sharing their opinions. louise says -- leaving a comment on our wmur facebook page. erin: turning now to sports, the celtics hosted the pistons at td garden last night. early on, al horford passed to amir johnson for the dunk, putting the c's up by three. and then, isaiah thomas did a drive and a nifty reverse layup. he scored 27 points in the game. but in the end, detroit went on to win it, 121-114.
the celtics host sacramento tomorrow. good luck to the souhegan girls cross-country team. they are in oregon this morning, gearing up to compete in the nike cross national meet against 22 other top teams from around the country. souhegan finished second at the new england cross country meet, and then finished second in the nike cross northeast regionals. also heading to oregon to represent new hampshire is bishop guertin freshman caroline fisher, who finished third at the nike cross regionals. good luck to them. sean: 12 days of christmas." and this morning, we are taking a look at what all those items would cost you today. according to the annual christmas price index, the gifts given on the 12 days of christmas would cost a total of $34,363.49. there it is. the three most expensive items are seven swans a-swimming, which will run you about $13,000. nine ladies dancing will cost $7500. and 10 lords a-leaping would
which kevin has in his wallet right now. the least expensive items are eight maids a-milking, which cost $58. three french hens at $181. and a partridge in a pear tree costs $210. erin: i am outraged that the eight maids a milking only get that much money. what? and the swans are making what, $13,000? sean: what is priceless is having a group of school kids sing this song. erin: that is cute. ke sean: did you get all those? kevin: lords a leaping? sean: listen to this. a student at penn state is now being referred to as "the squirrel whisperer." i am not kidding you. erin: that is right. that's because mary krupa has a very unusual hobby. she puts tiny hats on squirrels and coaxes them to hold miniature props. one of her favorite models is sneezy. sneezy the squirrel is her favorite. she has pictures of the rodent pushing a shopping cart, holding a pumpkin, and even drinking tea.
>> it's nice to make something and see that people like it. but i didn't think it would last this long, or become this popular. >> i honestly knew who she was before i even got to penn state because my older sisters went here and they told me about her. so -- my mom knows who she is. like, i think everybody does. erin: she is a legend in squirrel circles. mary says she was a loner in high school and the squirrels have helped her to come out of her shell. she has been bitten twice and despite her apparent bond with advise people not to touch them. sean: i want to see how she does that, though. not recommended, but how do you get the squirrel 2 -- erin: how do you get it to hold it and say cheese? kevin: on the next "new hampshire chronicle"? erin: it is crazy. kevin: we start this morning with a look outside. still gray in central, northern, and southeastern areas of the state.
from southwest to northeast, a brighter afternoon away from the mountains, where we will have lingering clouds and a couple light showers. temperatures in the 40's up north, lower and mid 50's in central and southern areas of the state today. we are looking at a fairly changeable day, with start -- which starts with clouds. a breeze out of the west will cool things off. highs likely around 1:00 or 2:00 this afternoon. northeast has left us with a few breaks in the overcast. decreasing clouds will be the trend for central and southern areas today. an upper-level system to the west eventually moving through, with a couple of showers. most of that over the next two to three days will be focused in the great northward. a good drink of water for a lot of folks. you can see that while most of the rainfall is over in southern areas, we will likely have ponding left on area roadways, with some spots over two inches
way up north. there have been a few sheltered valleys hanging on with areas of freezing rain. we are near 50 at the coast but 40's elsewhere. we jumped about 5-7 degrees in most locations with clearing skies this morning, only to see the westerly winds start to send temperatures back later this afternoon. that is the beginnings of the cooling trend which will steadily drop us backward all the way through the afternoon on monday. north in pittsburgh and colebrook to 56 along the seacoast. with the breeze this afternoon, and any sort of rain shower activity going over to snow shower activity later tonight and early tomorrow morning. areas of snow for the white mountains and coos county. central and southern areas will be back and forth between clouds and sunshine. a pretty quiet weekend if you are traveling. still a noticeable breeze tomorrow and saturday.
pull away -- a huge stress -- stretch back across the lower 48, with no crazy weather going on. we may have a couple of flurries with a weak system passing to our south monday. that is it. temperatures in the 50's for central and southern areas, slipping back into the 40's on friday. into the weekend, low and mid 40's for central and southern areas, and mid and upper 30's up north. still areas of light snow and maybe accumulation for resorts monday. we tracked the system after that, wednesday or thursday. right now, seven days away, it looks like rain. erin: more rain. kevin: we will see. erin: we do need it, though. our spirit of giving toy drive gets underway tomorrow. the drive runs through sunday in manchester and nashua and at the crossings in newington. it is all to benefit the toys for tots program. we hope you will take part. sean: help out if you can.
it's hosting its sixth annual gift of lights holiday display. there is the time of lights they are. more than two million lights are part of over 400 displays set up at the race track. the cost to get in his $20 per vehicle, but if you bring three items to donate to the loudon food pantry, you get get a two dollar discount. for more information including what's new this year visit the escape outside section of wmur.com. there is also's morris for the kids. a fun event. --he kids. a fun event. erin: new hampshire's community colleges are holding a special video contest. the what's your 603 contest asks granite staters to reveal what new hampshire means to them. anyone age 18 and older can submit a video sixty seconds or less through december 14. contestants will be able to share their video submissions on their facebook pages and the video that draws the highest number of votes will win. the winner will get a for more thousand dollars. information, head to the website
erin: it is now 6:56. updating our top stories -- sean: police in durham are investigating a freak accident that left an 86-year-old woman dead. here's ray brewer. ray: police say they were called to baghdad road about 3:30 yesterday afternoon. they found that 86-year-old woman in the road. friends and was backing her car down the driveway. for some reason, she opens the door. that is when she was dragged by the car and eventually run over. she was taken to the hospital, where she later died from her injuries. erin: the company that was running a circus during a deadly tent collapse in lancaster last year has reached a settlement with osha. walker international events will pay $24,000 in fines, and has to put together a safety and health management plan before it can continue running the business. sean: middle and high school students in portsmouth will be able to sleep in a little longer
hour. hours for elementary students will not change. erin: work is set to begin next spring on a massive development project in londonderry. town leaders gave conditional approval last night to the woodmont commons project, which will eventually include retail, housing, and restaurants. kevin: clouds continuing to clear across southern areas of the state. in next couple of hours. lingering showers up north. later this afternoon, a mild day, with westerly winds feeding in cooler air. you see the gradual step backward we take all the way through monday afternoon. mainly fair skies for the weekend. erin: coming up next on "good morning america," new details in the case of a california mother who was found alive more than three weeks after she was kidnapped. hear what her husband is now saying about her abduction. it is a highly disturbing story.
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