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>> now at 11:00, a couple from manchester is charged with murder. the involvement prosecutors say they had in the death of a woman found burned on train tracks. shelley: demonstrators are in the streets of chicago after a police officer was charged with the shooting death of a teenager. the video released today that sparked this response. tom: they gathered by candlelight to show their support for syrian refugees. the message this group wants to send to new hampshire' s senators. mike: from dry and cold to dry and warmer. how temps play out as we move into the thanksgiving holiday, and if the pattern stays storm-free. shelley: newly 300 granite stators have dried from doug -- died from drug overdoses. how their children john lives have been changed forever.
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tom: a couple from manchester now charged with accessory after the fact of murder in connection with a burned body that was discovered along railroad tracks in the state of massachusetts. good evening, i' m tom griffith. shelley: i' m shelley walcott. the upgraded charges against julian and shannon squires accuse them of being involved in the disposal of the body. wmur' s suzanne roantree has more on today' s developments. suzanne: not only were the charges against the squires upgraded but investigators say they think they know what the motive is behind the 29 yearolds death. police also issued an arrest warrant for a long-time friend of julien squires who they believe is the killer. >> state police investigators followed the evidence that lead them from bridgewater where ms.bortner' s body was found, to dorchester, and onto new hampshire. suzanne: the body of 29-year-old ashley bortner of new jersey was found three weeks ago along railroad tracks in bridgewater, massachusetts. the victim was found in a
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burning car, wrapped in a blanket, with her hands tied behind her back and to her feet. investigators now think that 43-year-old fernando owens of dorchester killed her, believing she was involved in the shooting death of his son the night before. authorities say that owens and julian squires of manchester are long-time friends. intitially the squires were charged with lying to police and misleading investigators. >> the squires told police they were never in bridgewater that night and that shannon squire denied ever meeting ashley bortner. suzanne: but today those charges were upgraded to accessory after the fact of murder for the role prosecutors say they had in bortner's death. >> we believe at the very least, disposal of bortner' bridgewater. suzanne: a combination of witness sightings of a black suv like the squires, and cell phone pings police say contributed to charges. >> cell phone records indicate that squires were in the bridgewater area at the time the bridgewater police received the 9-1-1 call. suzanne: police say the
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filed. court records also indicate the squires have had a few run in' s with police in manchester, derry, concord and nashua dating back to 1999. tonight, the primary focus is on the manhunt for fernando owens who they describe as potentially armed and dangerous. live in the studio, suzanne roantree, wmur news 9. shelley: right now, protesters are marching through the streets of chicago after a police officer was charged with first degree murder in the death of a black teenager in 2014. you are looking at live pictures from chicago right now. the protester -- the protesters chanted slogans and blocked traffic and no violence has been reported. two people have been arrested. the protests come hours after the release of video from a police dashboard camera that shows the shooting death. and we want to warn you, the video is graphic. you can see 17-year-old laquan mcdonald walking in the middle of the street with police vehicles surrounding him.
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he appears to pull up his pants and veer away from two officers who have their guns drawn. one of the officers starts to fire. mcdonald spins around and falls to the pavement. he appears to continue moving for several seconds and the gunshots continue. he was hit 16 times. an officer then kicks something out of mcdonald' s hands. police have said the teen had a knife. tom: state police say they caught a driver going 109 miles an hour this morning on i-93. troopers say their police aircraft clocked joshua lessard speeding on 93-south in canterbury through a 70 mile an hour zone passing other drivers on the right and left. he' s charged with reckless driving. tilton police are trying to identify this man. they say he stole more than 150 cans of baby formula from walmart on saturday walking out
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of the store twice without paying. the formula is valued at nearly $2500. investigators say he may have tried to do the same thing at stores in concord and franklin. shelley: candlelight vigils were held in the granite state tonight, in the hopes of urging lawmakers to support the resettlement of syrian refugees here in new hampshire. the paris terror attacks left some lawmakers concerned that terrorists could try to sneak into countries by pretending to be refugees. the gatherings were motivated by passage of a bill in the house of representatives last week, that tightens restrictions on refugees. >> we' re all in this together, we shall not be moved. shelley: on a blustery night in new hampshire, a candlelight vigil, urging lawmakers to show compassion toward syrian refugees. >> the purpose of the vigil tonight, is to call attention to our senators not to vote in favor of the terrible bill that just passed the house that is going to bar the resettlement of refugees from syria and iraq and muslim refugees basically. shelley: the new hampshire
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alliance for immigrants and refugees, along with the american friends service committee organized this vigil in manchester and a simultaneous one in nashua. there were also gatherings in dover and conway, outside the officers of u.s. senators jeanne shaheen and kelly ayotte, people here say accepting refugees is the american way. >> the values of our nation is at stake. shelley: but some lawmakers are urging president obama to reconsider how many syrian refugees are allowed to enter the u.s., following the terrorist attacks in paris. senator kelly ayotte released a statement to news 9 that reads in part, while our country has a long history of welcoming refugees, our first priority must be to ensure that any refugee who comes to the u.s does not present a threat to the american people. by contrast, senator jeanne shaheen released a statement that said while her priority is to keep americans safe. the united states must remain
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feeling persecution. >> we must not compromise our values and our morality for fear. and the terrorists are winning if we decide to change who we are. shelley: the u.s. senate is expected to vote on a similar measure on the syrian refugees today, canada announced it will resettle 10,000 syrian refugees by the end of the year. the government says another 15,000 will be resettled by the end of february. the prime minister wanted to resettle all 25,000 refugees in canada by december 31 but faced some pushback following the paris terror attacks. officials promised robust security screenings before refugees arrive. tom: investigators in the paris terror attacks now say there were more people involved than originally thought. 130 people were killed in the attacks. and authorities say at least
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belgium is still on heightened alert over threats of similar attacks in its capital. officials there say a fit person has now been arrested in connection with the paris attacks. is announcing when the democratic debates will be held in new hampshire. both start at 8:00. josh mcelveen will join david near and martha raddatz as moderators. saint anselm college and the new hampshire union leader our partners. imagine hosting hundreds of people for thanksgiving. that' s what some restaurants in new hampshire plan to do for free. tom: as gmac and shows us, they are already preparing the big meal. jean: you think you' re having a big thanksgiving? they' re cooking around the clock for a free feast at penuche' s grill in manchester. we'
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re surrounded by turkeys here. >> i' ve been called a turkey before, but it' s definitely not that, yeah, we' ve got 26 turkeys i' m getting ready for thursday jean: along with all the fixin' s: 100 pounds of potatoes, 75 pounds of squash, cranberry sauce, green beans and pumpkin pie will also be on the menu. this is the 7th year penuche' s serves up free thanksgiving 9 to noon. >> i open the doors at 9:00, we have a line and we feed whoever wants to come in. jean: other restaurants in new hampshire are also offering free meals, like old rail pizza in somersworth and jeremy' s in newmarket is hosting at the jr. sr. high school. here at the windmill family restaurant in concord they' ve been doing this since 1990. >> well we' ve had more volunteers and we' getting pies, we' turkeys, we' ve been getting cranberry sauce. jean: the windmill thanksgiving tradition was started by owner louis smirnoudis.
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he passed away in recent years, but his family continues his welcoming ways. john dora came here when he had nowhere else to go. that thanksgiving changed his life. >> they gave me a job. and stuff like that, here working. they gave me like a new beginning in life. jean: john will return this thanksgiving volunteering to serve others. jean mackin, wmur news9. tom: coming up on news 9 tonight , the victims in the growing heroin crisis are the children of addicts. >> their parent or guardian, whoever' s their caregiver, or unresponsive. we come out and find someone suffering from an overdose. >> the strain is putting on
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position and at helping those young victims. mike: a good-looking travel day
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it's been her fight for twenty years. something is wrong with our healthcare system and it needs to be fixed. then, it was about health reform and getting eight million kids covered. now, it's about stopping republicans from repealing obamacare, and taking on insurance companies to bring down drug prices. i'm not going to let any family be deprived of healthcare. i'm not going to let the republicans rip up obamacare and throw it away. i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message. shelley: governor maggie hassan said that drug overdoses have become the second most common
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tom: adding to the crisis are growing number of victims, young and innocent without a voice. opioid orphans are losing what they need most in the world, their parents. amy: he just kept saying my daddy, what is wrong with my daddy. >> when tonya' s granddaughter found her daddy, it was too late. >>' s lives were purple and he had cauliflower markings all over his body because he had an allergic reaction. the hundreds of pictures of proof. guitar, surfing, skate orting. anita was close by when his little girl went to call him for dinner last year. like it did not faze her. she kept saying i' m not going to
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my grandson was asked by his counselor, if you had two minutes to talk to your dad, what would you say? his answer was, i don' t know what i would say, but whatever it was, i would cherish it. >> leola laroche married him two years ago. grandson. they moved to ohio. she said he explained the overdose by saying daddy went to sleep and he never woke up. >> of course our hold family is suffering, but those two kids, they started their life off totally wrong. it' s very, very sad. >> austan is 11 now. losing his dad has taken a toll. >> i wish i could still fish with my dad, play guitar with my dad. i cannot talk about them to this
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>> lieutenant lou do supervises the juvenile unit at the manchester police department. he set off in the first call they get in an overdose situation is from a child. >> kids as young as eight or nine or calling us to report that their parent or guardian or unresponsive. and we come out and we find that overdose. >> manchester police now have a it' s a new position. the sole mission, kids who witness overdoses or domestic violence, any kind of trauma. the advocate is not a first responder, but rather the follow-through through, making sure that children get services, attention, and counseling. >> having an addiction doesn' t mean you don' t care for your children and it doesn' t mean you are a terrible person. but it can throw your priorities often maybe it means your kids
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>> this little girl who is four years old was walking with her grandmother in park and saw hybrid armor able -- saw a hypodermic needle and said that is daddy' s, that is for his medicine. >> we got rare access to a monthly staff meeting. confidentiality is paramount for this child centered nonprofit. staffers here are critical at times of the division for children, youth, and families. particularly the safety plans crafted by state social workers assigned to families where one or both parents use heroin, for example. >> if you are going to use, please ensure that you have a sober caregiver. people that are using drugs are not going to stop what they are doing to find a sober caregiver. >> heroin opioid abuse has a
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lethality about it. how do you work with families on keeping their children safe when we don' t necessarily have the evidence? >> the state agency charged with keeping children safe says in cases of drug use, proving harm to a child is difficult at times and that new hampshire state law mandates they prove harm to get a removal order for a child. >> we are going in to try to figure out what' s happening with that family and what are the supports and services available to them, and can we make a bridge to recovery for them? >> the director says one in nine cases involve heroin as the primary risk factor to the child because of parental or caregiver use of opioids. right now, one child protection worker can be tasked with overseeing 19-20 families per month. the director says that is double the typical caseload.
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>> now, chief meteorologist mike had at with your storm watch 9 forecast. mike: a few clouds building and during the afternoon. the clouds have been a little bit bigger across the north country with some scattered flurries in snow showers, but a lot of those dissipating right now and even though the cloud cover remains from the upper valley and lakes region and points north, eventually we will see clearing even in those spots. looking ahead, clear and chile, clearing up north. a dry and cool travel day for all tomorrow. it looks like great weather of and down the eastern seaboard, sun and cloud called for thanksgiving and a little warmer. then we get to a warmer friday with some sunshine. we could be up near 60 degrees in parts of southern new hampshire and then cooler as we go through the weekend. bringing temperatures back to average for this time of year. seasonably chile across the
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board, 32 in portsmouth but everyone off to the north and heading for a 13th and lower s by daybreak. a little cooler if the skies clear in time in northern parts of the state. the classic chill up until about 7:00 or eight of luck in the morning, then we start to see south and west. mild temperatures will flood in here, up near 60 cannot be ruled friday. then cooler air begins to filter early next week. but the storm track should remain off to the south and that means we will likely end up with us' which is a one in four shot every year. it doesn' t happen all the time but it can.
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dry air back in the great lakes meaning great traveling not only in the northeast but all the way back to the west and into the deep south. no major storms to contend with for your wednesday. sunshine tomorrow, a few scattered high clouds and thursday, there could be a few local out that build in from the south and southeast. but a good part of the day will feature sunshine and mild temperatures, shooting for 50 plus in many parts of southern new hampshire. tomorrow i' m a 41 north to about 35 south, thanksgiving day mid to upper 40' s north and lower to mid 50 cell. what happens beyond that? we will look at the early part s and by late afternoon, 51 degrees.
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and we cool back saturday through early next week. no big storms in sight. enjoy the quiet while we have it. walk after dinner on thanksgiving. shelley: send the kids outside to play. jamie: celtics in atlanta
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green team, road tonight against the atlanta hawks. atlanta has been struggling lately.
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and the celts wanted to keep it that way. first quarter, avery bradley 3 pointer but the c' s were down 16-11. lamar patterson adds to the lead, a 3 for the hawks. he scored 10 in the game. 31-18 atlanta. second quarter, david lee drives and scores. the hawks' lead at the half was 57-48. in the 3rd. they just added to the lead. al horford knocks one down from deep. atlanta up by 13 at that point. the celtics lose 121-97. unh basketball, on the road at brown tonight. jacoby armstrong shows his strength down low, scores plus the foul. then on the baseline, armstrong with a dunk. a career-high 26 points for him. ronnel jordan drives and scores from the left side. he scored nine. 10 points and 10 rebounds for iba camara. unh beats brown 88-77.
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on the season. mens college basketball, snhu against franklin pierce. penmen in yellow. donte gittens drives and scores to get the ravens going. for the penmen, rodney sanders is camped out up top. he knocks down a 3. he had 19 points. good effort here by tyer lacuone, drives and misses, but he steals the rebound away from an snhu player and scores, plus the foul. more sanders, here with an off-balance shot. franklin pierce wins 80-70. they are 2-1, snhu falls to 3-3. same teams for the women, snhu -- ravens are in white. kara charette feeds jasmyne fogle, and she knocks down the 3 pointer. penmen answer, sara ryan over to brianna camara, and she hits the long ball. snhu wins 67-55. freshman kylie lorenzen had a game and career-high 18 points and ryan added 17. they are a perfect 5-0 for the first time in four years.
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gladiators on this tuesday. unh alum austin block had his -- unh hockey played at rpi tonight. the first career hat trick but they lose 4-3. unh will host bentley on saturday. unh head football coach jack cosgrove is resigning after 23 years on the job. he will transition into a senior associate director of athletics position. cosgrove is the all-time winningest coach at umaine, with 129 wins. >> it' s sad, he' s a great competitor. when he did in maine is similar to what we did here. you always had a guy could talk to bet the old-time yankee conference. he' s going to be greatly missed.
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jamie: a couple of turkey trots you could choose from on the thursday. oldest in the state, according to the derry track club. their turkey trot starts at me relate. you just make a monetary donation goes to one of three charities. we will tell you more about that tomorrow. tom: still to come on news 9 tonight. these two turkeys have a big day ahead of them. shelley: we' ll introduce you to the birds that are preparing to
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shelley: two turkeys are getting the celebrity treatment in washington d.c. tonight. the birds named, honest and abe, will go to the white house tomorrow to receive the official presidential pardon. tom: the turkeys were raised in california. for now, they' suite at a luxury hotel. s pardoning ll go to live at a farm in virginia. they will be gentlemen farmers.
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