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sean: now at noon, one person is dead after an apartment building catches fire in seabrook. what we've learned in the investigation. a former firefighter convicted of arson learns his fate. how long david plante will spend behind bars. josh: temperatures creeping up higher today than over the chilly weekend. turn the nicest. sean: and bracing for hurricane matthew. the dangerous conditions caused by the category 4 storm, and where it's headed next. >> no one covers new hampshire like we do. now, wmur news 9 at noon. [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] sean: off the top this noon, an early morning fire has claimed a life in seabrook. good afternoon.
but one of the residents didn't make it. at this hour the victim's name has not been released, but he's described as a man in his early 60's. wmur's ray brewer is live near the scene as the investigation into the cause continues. ray: good afternoon, sean. the state fire marshal's office is leading the investigation and an autopsy is planned for tomorrow. in the early morning hours the investigation continued into the fatal fire in seabrook. >> approximately quarter to one the call came into our station. ray: the fire was in a ground floor apartment at 689 lafayette road, building three of the governor weare complex. >> upon arrival a light smoke , condition in the first floor here the initial crew was seeing. ray: the building contains 12 units, according to the chief, and 11 of them were occupied. the first priority for firefighters, making sure that everyone was out.
checked the second and third floor and confirmed everybody was out. ray: there was one exception, as firefighters checked a first floor apartment where the fire started they made a grim , discovery as they encountered drastically different conditions. >> once they opened the door it was heavy black smoke in the room. we just came across someone still in the apartment and it ended up being a fatality. ray: the fire chief says most of the damage was contained to the ground floor apartment where the fire started. he and third floor should be allowed back inside as soon as the management company gives the ok. reporting live in seabrook, ray brewer, wmur news 9. sean: dover firefighters were on the scene of a three-alarm apartment building fire on new rochester road this morning. they found heavy fire when the arrived on scene at 2:00 this morning. officials say there are more than a dozen units in the building but there are no reports of any injuries. investigators now say a small charcoal grill is to blame for a fire that heavily damaged a dorm at dartmouth college over the wekeend.
up on a flat section of roof outside a window of morton hall, and weren't watching it when the fire sparked. the school is now providing housing for about 70 displaced students. a former stoddard firefighter who pleaded guilty to two counts of arson will spend the next two and a half years behind bars. david plante learned his sentence in court this morning. wmur's andy hershberger has the developments. andy: david plante minimum of 2.5 years in prison after pleading guilty to two counts of arson this morning. he was a stoddard firefighter when he admitted to starting 2 brushfires on april 20 and 21st, 2016. one fire destroyed 190 acres of land. prosecutors say neither fire caused injuries or damage homes. prosecutors say other firefighters found him in the woods near where one of the fires were set and asked the firefighters to take a cell
suspicions and plante was eventually interviewed by police. >> he asked them to take a picture with the cell phone and right than the bells and whistles started going off for the please officers involved in the investigation bit he said he was off looking for a source of water in the area. anybody who knows the area would not have been looking for a water source in that particular area. they got their antenna raised and at that point they asked him to he went through the poly and it showed that he was deceptive. andy: as part of the plea bargain he is ordered to pay a half million dollars in restitution. he is also ordered to get a psychological evaluation when he is released from prison. andy hershberger, wmur news 9. sean: new at noon, the manchester fire department is mourning the loss of a former chief. former chief joseph kane was a second generation firefighter and served with the department
this morning, the department released a statement saying their thoughts and prayers are with his family. just into the newsroom, a member of the u.s. coast guard who was hit by a van friday morning has died. durham police say 22-year-old richard davies was hit early friday morning on route 4 near arthur grant circle. davies was stationed at the portsmouth naval shipyard. police say they don't think any charges will be filed. a monster storm is churning in the caribbean. hurricane matthew is still a massive category four, with enough power to trigger life-threatening flash flooding and mudslides. already, haiti is feeling the power and the u.s. military is taking no chances, already evacuating hundreds of military families. abc's elizabeth hur has the latest. elizabeth: with hurricane matthew on the move, jamaica is boarding up windows and
what could be catastrophic flooding. >> my family -- i just want to know that they are safe and secure and that is why i'm doing what i'm doing right now. elizabeth: in cuba, winds reaching 130 miles per hour, prompted the u.s. military to evacute nearly 700 military families from guantanamo bay. the category 4 hurricane, also has haiti on high alert, where more than 50,000 people are still living in thma tents. temporary homes since the disastrous and deadly earthquake in 2010. this time around, the storm could dump up to 40 inches of rain across haiti, cuba, and jamaica, keeping residents busy stocking up, and preparing for a storm that could be the worst they've seen in years. >> it has been chaos from morning. unbelievable amount of kerosene
down there the line is. elizabeth: u.s. officials in the meantime are urging americans in the storms cap to get out while they still can. the storm is already being blamed for one fatality, a 16-year-old killed on the island of st. vincent. elizabeth hur, abc news, new york. sean: and now for the latest tracking of hurricane matthew and the big question, could it pay a visit to new england? le questions about whether it could come up here and truth be told, we don't know just yet. a look at the latest imagery. here is where it has been over the last 24 hours. it is moving along quite slowly, north on the about six miles an hour towards jamaica, haiti, cuba, the bahamas, and all the islands have hurricane warnings in effect. that is the red areas. the entire island of jamaica
western side, cuba and the bahamas, that is what is in the immediate path of the hurricane. expected to remain a category four hurricane right through the visit past many of those islands and only weakening to three or two. next few days from reaching southeastern parts of the usa friday and into saturday. we hav intimidations of where he could go in your full forecast a few minutes away. sean: 19 of the state's 120 dairies have closed in recent months and now state officials are trying to figure out how to help. an emergency relief fund created in 2008 to help new hampshire dairy farmers, but it was never funded. now farmers are running out of options due to low milk prices and drought conditions. this afternoon lawmakers are meeting to discuss options for those farmers impacted. next in commitment 2016 coverage, trump makes his first appearance
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2016 coverage now. tax talk is dominating the presidential campaign trail . donald trump is making his first public appearance since a report over the weekend that he lost nearly a billion dollars in 1995 and could have avoided paying federal income taxes for years. abc's lana zak is in washington with more. lana: at his first campaign event of the day, donald trump made no mention of the bombshell -- failed to respond to accusations that he is a tax dodger, instead hitting hillary clinton on cybersecurity. mr. chung: hillary clinton's -- mr. trump: hillary clinton's only experience on cyber security is her criminal scheme to violate federal law and put the entire nation in harms way. lana: the gop nominee did not mention the "new york times" report that he took a nearly billion dollar loss following the collapse of his atlantic
while following the law, trump could have avoided paying federal income tax for nearly two decades. trump calls the leak of his 1995 try -- comes campaign did,, calling the leak of his 1995 income tax return illegal. his surrogates are calling him a 'genius' for taking advantage of the tax code. but the clinton campaign has another take on the trump tax story. >> we talk about the rigged system out there. donald trump embodies that, the idea he didn't have to pay taxes for 20 years. lana: meanwhile, another controversy th according to the associated press, several former cast members of "the apprentice" have said his behavior on the show was crude and sexist. the campaign calls the claims "totally false." lana zak, abc news, washington. sean: meanwhile, hillary clinton is in ohio today for a big economic speech. and the only vice presidential debate is tomorrow. tim kaine and mike pence square off at 9:00. you can watch it right here on wmur. round two for hillary clinton
the ntsb hopes a second data recorder from the deadly train crash in hoboken, new jersey, was functioning. investigators think it may be under a collapsed section of roof right now, and hope to recover it soon. the other data recorder that was supposed to record the train's speed and braking information wasn't working. we welcome up to a lot of clouds out there but it looks like the sun is finally shining. josh: beautiful day right now again. but we do have some nice weather to talk about for the week ahead. sean: plus, we're making a tasty treat in the news 9 kitchen today. the simple steps to make these delicious shortbread cookies. now time for our u local hot shot. check out this moose in pittsburg, hiding in some brush. still there for a good picture. you can submit your pictures and video and join the thousands of
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it is 65 degrees. some readings and say it is the 67, believe it or not. warmer air mass, far cry from what we saw over the weekend. already feeling so much nicer out there. take a look at the temperatures. 67 in rochester. 66 in nashua, 68 right along the coast. off to the west, a weather system with the upper level of pressure. more instability and that will help clouds reform at times this afternoon. couple of scattered showers around as well. they could start popping up within the next hour or so. keep that in mind if you're heading out.
more than 10 miles, you have a decent chance of at least an afternoon showers frankel this afternoon. what that means is once this upper-level low pulls away, the weather turns realize for the next several days. we go to where the weather is not too nice. hurricane matthew right now, 140-mile per hour wins, stronger than it was earlier this morning. very dangerous heading right for many of these tropical islands. haiti may take the worst of this because they are on the right side of the storm. that is the stronger side. cuba, jamaica, the bahamas, all looking to see problems with the storm as well. they flew. how do they get the new strength in numbers? hurricane hunters -- i will get out of the way and let you see it.
meyer flying the aircraft gonzo, high-altitude hurricane hunter. here is where they flew it. from the american virgin islands , they flew with this morning and doing all of these crisscrosses. they registered top winds of 139 miles per hour earlier. because of the numbers they strengthen the storm. lot of question marks. from that point on, look at the wider spread. it could go way out to sea. way too early to tell. showers develop this time in
and the rest of the week looking beautiful. another look at 5:00. let's go to "cook's corner." sean: we are all about the biscuits. thank you for being here. for folks who don't know from what is the new england biscuit company? laura: he brings new england's finest biscuits to the area and we source as manyra fridays, which we'll talk about later. sean: what are we making today? laura: traditional all the city scottish shortbread, something you would bring to a neighbor or friend's house. with a name like sean mcdonald, i thought for sure -- i guess not? sean: i never bring anything to my neighbors, that is why they hate me. and i never get invited.
in their good graces. laura: new year's eve is a big deal in scotland. this is a traditional -- traditional score -- shortbread has sugar, flour, salt. and most important, the butter. in a mixer, 2 sticks of butter, makes it until it is incorporated, add the flour. it is kind of shaggy at this point. candied orange peel and a quarter cup of sliced almonds. all the recipes for the cap ppl and the shortbread are on the website. and you really -- sean: makes that altogether. -- mix that altogether. laura: you turn it to a nine-inch fluted tart pan.
important to discuss because they are believed to represent the sun's rays. you want to press it down in there. make sure it is firm. docking does 2 things. it allows the heat to get out into the shortbread. sean: 30 seconds left. laura:50 in the door, and try it out. you have your shortbread. sean: where can you buy these products? laura: series of retailers, list on the website. 20 47 at the new england biscuit company. sean: really neat stuff.
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