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one of the pedestrians hit by a car in nashua now speaking out. why they believe the driver's bail was too low. a buddy bench in auburn vandalized. how this girl scout troop that bought the bench is now rallying to fix it. >> it was put there for good and it wasn't put there so people could vandalized it. mike: a few sunny breaks today but the sun returns for many tomorrow. a look at thursday timeline plus what follows into the weekend. like we do. shelley: tonight, some homeowners in litchfield are getting their first look at the filters that will be installed inside their homes to make potentially contaminated well water safe to drink again. good evening. i'm shelley walcott. this is the latest step after the discovery of high levels of pfoa's in the ground from the saint gobain plant in merrimack. wmur's naoko funayama is live in litchfield tonight to explain why these are just a temporary
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>> shelley, it is indeed just a temporary solution because the state and towns are working as quickly as they can to construct new water lines and get the affected homes hooked up to public water. but no doubt the winter will certainly halt construction, which is why many homes are getting the filtration system in place. this is the filtration system that will be installed in homes with wells still waiting to be hooked up to public water in litchfield. it's a no-brainer to get one. >> we've got several of our family members who have had brushes with thyroid cancer. we are concerned about getting off of the present situation. >> saint-gobain is paying for the systems and the installation after pfoa's from its merrimack plant contaminated nearby groundwater. the filters fit under most kitchen sinks providing clean drinking water directly from the tap and can also be connected to
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>> the nice part about it, on this particular aquifer system it's not going to require an additional false it -- faucet. >> the state says, this is to provide a secondary source of water for those homes that may not get hooked up to public water before the winter when deliveries of bottled water cannot be guaranteed due to the weather. people have very elevated levels in their wells, we don't want them to be tempted to go back on their well. we want them to have a secondary source. and this gives them access in their kitchen to clean drinking water from their tap. >> the beans are one of the families that won't get onto public water before the winter. >> there's not much else you can do. you can only dig water lines so fast. >> we saw them last night, they were working on corning lane in the rain, all last night. it couldn't have been fun but they were working.
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60-80 homes may need this filtration system. they're hoping to complete installation over the next three weeks or so. as for the home still waiting to be hooked up, they're hoping to complete all of that by the end of next summer. shelley: student buses will run as normal in the midst of rocky contract union drivers authorized a strike at their belmont depot. and drivers for other locations planned to walk out in solidarity. they had anticipated walking off the job tomorrow morning, forcing some districts like nashua to prepare to cancel classes. but early this evening, both parties are trying to hammer out a deal in washington. >> we are very concerned about that, which is why we really tried to look at what measures we could put in place to assist
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and not make it more stressful situation. shelley: buses will run as normal through next tuesday. but districts are still making plans just in case. the parents of one of the pedestrians run over by an alleged drunk driver in nashua early yesterday morning says their family is traumatized. now they are just hoping their daughter's boyfriend fully recovers from serious injuries. the father of a young woman, who along with her boyfriend, was run down by an alleged drunk driver says today is his daughter's birthday and she feels lucky to be alive, >> she was two steps away from getting hit with the truck. shelley: jeff croan says his daughter ashley and her boyfriend were struck while walking near railroad square in nashua tuesday around 1 a.m. 26-year-old philip kannaly of massachusetts was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated and reckless conduct. croan's daughter was seriously hurt and her boyfriend had to be
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condition. >> we saw him being lifted out. he was unconscious, very comatose, scary. they drained his brain and spine was bleeding, but he's stabilized. shelley: ashley's mom wendy croan says the incident happened after a night of karaoke and that kannaly was an acquaintance of her daughter's boyfriend. >> a bunch of them always go. and they went to karaoke, a nice evening out, and they were walking back to their car at the end of the evening and the guy comes around the corner real fast and hit them. shelley: kannaly posted a cash bail. $25,000 jeff croan says that's not nearly enough. >> i think it should have been higher. the boy could be dead. my daughter could be dead.
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bail. shelley: croan's daughter has a hand fracture and a torn acl in her knee. kannaly is set to be arraigned in nashua next tuesday. the state supreme court is expected to rule in three to six months whether to give seth mazzaglia a new trial. he was convicted of killing unh student lizzi marriott in 20-12. -- in today mazzaglia's 2012. attorneys told the court her sexual history should have been alwe they claim marriot may have died during a consentual sexual encounter. prosecutors told justices that type of evidence is protected by the state's rape shield law. what started as a project to spread kindness a school in auburn, turned into vandalism. a girls scouts troop bought a buddy bench where kids can sit and meet new friends. but just days after it was installed, the girls found it covered with vulgar drawings and swastikas. as wmur's cherise leclerc tells us, the troop is rallying
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cherise: it was the culmination of a year-long project for this girl scout troop, but there troop leader says instead of feeling sorry for themselves, they are already thinking of ways to make it better. it was supposed to be a place where kids could come together in kindness. the bench was a gift to the village school from this group of 6th grade girl scouts. but just days after the troop had installed the bench in the >> it had only been there for a little bit and it was really sad for us. cherise: we've had to blur out the vulgar images, the discovery shocked the girls. >> it was really painful. cherise: troop leader rebecca roy has watched these girls grow for the past 4 years,and seeing them go through this --
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who would do this to the sweet girls who did something so selfless? >> i feel like we all just kind of came together and made a plan to get it fixed and get the vandalizing to stop. cherise: the bench has since been removed but plans are already underway to put a sturdier, granite one in its place and a security camera. all because of the determination of this groupwho many would probably call wise beyond their years. >> they are amazing young ladies . >> it rarely warms my heart that there are a lot more good people in this world than that. >> a gofundme site has already raised almost $1000 for the girls to add a second bench to the school. shelley: new tonight, the covered bridge fire in albany is now nearly contained. the u.s. forest service says yesterday's rain helped firefighters fighting the fire in the white mountain national
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no structures were destroyed. the cause of the fire is still unknown and is under investigation. hillary clinton made her first public appearance since conceding the presidential election. the former secretary of state spoke at an event for the children's defense fund tonight in washington. clinton asked attendees to stay engaged in the political process and did not mention donald trump by name. hampshire. child pornography and it's easier than ever for criminals to find their victims thanks to the internet and smart phone apps. >> there are a lot of targets here in new hampshire that we just can't investigate because we don't have the time or the resources to do. shelley: tonight, news 9 investigates takes you inside the lab with the specialized tools working to crack cases and the one thing this mission needs to keep even more children
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mike: the sun returns for many
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shelley: child pornography started going ciber about 20 years ago. training to find the crime is specialized and difficult. amy -- but the available resources are slim. wmur's amy coveno investigates why new hampshire crime fighters say this mission needs more
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a bedroom community home to just over 4,000 people. >> we have a big downtown for the size we are. amy this summer police received : a cyber tip about a young girl. >> here in pittsfield who was the victim who was initially messaging a 34-year-old man. amy the suspect? : was 836 miles away in fort wayne indiana. detective martineau moved quickly. she went to the victim's house and knocked on the door. >> mom was unaware, mom ha amy investigators say it's : happening every single day,on bucolic streets behind wreath adorned front doors, children interacting with strangers through cell phone apps,like 'kik'. >> sending and receiving inappropriate photos and videos. amy: a phone tip alerted the national center for missing and exploited children who then contacted detectives in indiana and here in new hampshire launching an interstate , investigation.
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can tell you that so he definitely took adavantage of social media and used that to entice her. into doing whatever he wanted her to do over the internet. amy investigators soon : discovered the case involves two victims. images of the girl's younger sibling were found on the device as well. it went on for months. >> she was groomed, she was manipulated through the internet from somebody who took advantage of social media, that he used to >> i would argue that it's probably the most important piece of evidence in all crimes. amy trooper kelly wardner is : talking about cell phones. she says they are pivotal to prosecuting these cases. >> which is a forensic tool used to extract content from cell phones. amy icac is the internet crimes
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force when she has time between homicide cases. >> this is our lab. amy: news 9 investigates got rare access inside the icac lab to see how evidence is extracted, logged and stored. this is a cellebrite, an expensive technology capable of retrieving even some deleted data from devices. >> in 1998 we were one of the first ten task forces in the country. amy sgt. tom grella is the : commander of icac headquartered in the norris cotton federal buildin manchester the dept. of homeland security provides the space rent free and their agents are on the front lines when search warrants are served. the portsmouth police department manages the federal grants supporting icac, currently just $265,000 a year. icac receives about 30 cyber tips a month and relies on borrowing trained investigators from 90 affiliate agencies who volunteer their time when their
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continue to come in so in the last 4 to five years we've noticed a tremendous impact in underinvestigating these types of crimes. amy at a time when cyber crime : against children is exploding, the funding has been cut to medical it. a decade ago, vermont, new hampshire, and maine shared regional funding of a $half -- in new hampshire that we just can't investigate because we don't have the time or the resources to do. amy the pittsfield case is : moving forward 34-year-old joseph coder was arrested september 9. charged with performing sexual conduct in the presence of a minor and possession of child pornography. investigators say he admitted he knew the ages of the victims. >> an innocent child was having a conversation with someone they thought they could trust until we find out the monster turned in to be. amy last month detective sgt. : grella testified in concord,
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so they can expand to ten full time investigators and include proactive investigations in their mission that right now is limited to reacting after a tip has come in and child has already been victimized. for news9 investigates, i'm amy coveno. >> now, mike haddad with your storm watch9 forecast. mike: many areas. some brightening of the skies and even a little bit of clearing later in the day and especially this evening across parts of new hampshire. high temperatures today once again above average. 59 the official high in concord after a morning low of 48 degrees. that morning low 20 above the
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out there, 40's to around 50. mount washington seeing the temperature climbed two degrees in the last hour indicating the air mass is relatively mild. right now, upper 30's and lower 40's, projected lows tonight. we will drop about 10 degrees from where we are right now by early morning. they are still well above the average. average. take a look at this wedge of midwest. eventually it has eyes on new hampshire along about friday into the first half of the weekend. 60 plus is not the question of parts of southern new hampshire for the start of the weekend. fair skies will go along with it as well. back to the west, high and dry from toronto back for a good portion of the ohio valley. that is slowly moving in our direction. overnight tonight, low clouds
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patchy fog as well, but quickly developing sunshine by lit -- mid to late morning. clouds will tend to linger on and off into tomorrow night. then full shine for -- full sunshine for the day on friday. still relatively mild on saturday before some big changes move in as we go into the day on sunday. highs tomorrow, mid to upper 40's north. this is the projected high we normally get to hampshire this time of year. then it turns even milder as we go into friday, look at the highs then, mid to upper 50's north, upper 50 central, lower 60's south. can discontinue? dashcam this continue? changes come in with showers early on sunday.
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midday into the afternoon. any snow showers look to be confined to the white mounds on monday and it will be windy as well. chile as we go into early next week. a few showers coming in on wednesday. tough to call whether it will clear by thursday, for thanksgiving. we will keep close tabs on that an update you. shelley: with a preview of sports.
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jamie: here is your cy young award winner in the american league. 22 game winner rick porcello of the boston red sox. he beat out justin verlander of the tigers and cory kluber of the indians. porcello becomes the 4th red sox winner player to win since they started giving the award in 1956. jim lonborg, roger clemens, and
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>> although i'd been up in the big leagues for couple of years, it was one of those things where i knew i had more in the tank and i just need to figure out how to tap into it. i think i did a good job of that this year and i want to continue doing that. obviously i'm not done working and we still have to win the world series ring in boston. jamie: in the national league, the nationals max scherzer won ahead of former dartmouth pitcher kyle hendricks, and hendricks' teammate on the cubs, jon lester. injury-riddled celtics took on a dallas mavericks team in much the same situation. dallas played without their star, dirk nowitzki. the celts still without power forward al horford, out with a concussion. he missed eight straight games. this one on the parquet floor in boston. 1st quarter, isaiah thomas gets into the teeth of the mavericks defense, makes the tough layup and is fouled. score, 7-3 celtics. terry rozier with the cross court pass to
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3-pointer. 24-12 celtics. thomas gets the rebound, passes ahead to jaylen brown for the dunk on the fast break. celtics leading the mavs at the half 39-31. in a dogfight in the 4th quarter. rozier with a nice drive and scores with the left hand, boston by 3. now the big play here, marcus smart with a great play to come up with the steal. he gets it ahead to thomas, a nice finish for the bucket. 20 points for thomas in the 4th celts win 90-83. now to the rivals, saint anselm college at snhu. season opener for both teams. snhu coach stan spirou was honored for his 600th career victory with a banner in the fieldhouse. adrian oliveria drives and scores. harrison taggart scores just inside the 3 point arc. 10-7 hawks.
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74-68. how about this challenge for the umass lowell basketball team, playing at assemlbly hall against 6th ranked indiana. 1st half. an early and short-lived lead. jahad thomas drives the lane for the spinning layup. score, 5-4 umass lowell. inbounds tipped away. juwan morgan with the fastbreak dunk. in the second half, a big alley oop dunk. indiana wins 100-78. it's a win for the manchester monarchs on education day. they dropped the puck at 10 am in front of about 6000 kids at snhu arena. kevin morris, son of former monarchs head coach mark morris, scored his first goal of the season. the teams play again friday night in manchester. >> the boys came out ready to play today so it was a good two
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and we will have the same effort friday and saturday. >> tuesday they play a couple of days before thanksgiving. we asked the coach what he likes about the team so far. >> there is no quit in them. we've had our share of injuries and others have stepped in doing the job. i believe we are getting better andil things together. >> i think will focus more this week. >> i like the way we competed her the entire game, coming back the other night, down in the third and battling back to get at least one point. jamie: some big promotions for
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fisher cats, good that they are still there and good luck to them. shelley: still to come on news 9 tonight. helping children this holiday season. the holiday drive that still
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>> the states drug crisis has created an extra burden for a popular holiday program. there are still 248 children without sponsors, ranging from infants to teenagers and organizers say most are from family struggling because of drug abuse. year. annually we help out about three house and children throughout the state of new hampshire. a lot of these children come from broken homes or foster care. there is always a need. shelley: organizers say older children are often the hardest to find help for. you'll find more information on thanks for joining us for news9
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