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in manchester. the extensive investigation that took drugs and weapons off of the streets. in nashua man arrested and charged with impersonating an fbi agent tries to get into a massachusetts home. tom: property taxes are going down in merrimack. >> now that the bills are coming in, they are seeing the reality of the situation. mike: gusty friday. other changes on the way. >> no one's cover -- no one covers new hampshire like we do. now, wmur nine news tonight. tom: there have been more arrests in a drug crisis. nine people are under arrest after a drug raid in manchester that has taken our context and weapons off of the streets. shelley: police it looks like
manchester tonight. members of the police special enforcement division with guns drawn executed two search warrants on orange street. >> essentially, we had a drug operation here with numerous apartments. part of the drug operation also included we are executing search warran ts. we are trying to shut this particular building down. shelley: please recovered very types of narcotics including opioids and a cache of firearms. >> this combination is alarming because there is a level of violence anytime you have firearms. the dealer may be fearful of
another drug dealer, or, are they preparing for a raid from law enforcement. shelley: the chief says the suspects had an extensive set up. >> drugs were in one location. they were selling from another location. individuals were deployed to do surveillance. shelley: a small child was also taken from one of the apartments and cared for by the chief himself until family members arrived. several people were taken into custody. >> shelley: two people were arrested for outstanding warrants. tom: in concord, police investigated a serious crash on elm street. it happened on elm street and concord near horse hill road.
to hit head-on. three individuals were seriously and -- were seriously injured. >> it was a serious motor vehicle accident involving three individuals. a collision took place along a stretch of elm street. tom: that road was closed for several hours as accident reconstruction teams investigated. shelley: a driver is facing felony charges after leading police on a high-speed chase maine and ended in wakefield, new hampshire. maine authorities tried to stop the car to check the they'll status of andrew allen collins. tom: in nashua man has been charged with impersonating an fbi officer. gannon leblanc has been charged with trying to get inside a home last night. he was armed. cherise leclerc is in nashua
this was a random act. they believe that gannon leblanc may have used his job to target those homeowners. they also found other things in his backpack that led them to believe that he was targeting others. an alleged plot to get inside a massachusetts home has led to a nashua man being held behind bars. henan leblanc was armed with a loaded gun, a knife, a stun gun, a rop arlington home. he was wearing a white fbi hat and told the residents that he was looking for a wanted fugitive. he tried to get inside by asking to use the bathroom but the homeowners refused and called police. >> that is what they said other did them to the fact that it was strange -- why would an fbi person show up and asked to use the bathroom. they beat you want to use the bathroom at the station.
leblanc waiting at a bus station a short time later. >> officers located an illegal stun gun in his left front pocket. they searched his backpack and discovered a loaded handgun as well as a black cat with fbi lettering. -- as well as a black hat with fbi lettering. cherise: he also had allegedly written down the names, credit union clients. it woman that answer the intercom at his apartment told us that she was not interested in speaking to media. his defense attorney says he had -- his client had those items in his backpack because he intended to go camping and he knocked on the door simply to use the restroom. shelley: tonight, thousands of
protest of president-elect donald trump. it is the second straight night of protest across the country. protesters are marching in major cities like portland, philadelphia, and baltimore. so far, police say the protest has been peaceful. after a bitter election campaign, president obama and president-elect donald trump finally match. this morning, donald trump left new york with a ceremonial water cannon salute marking his first trip to victory. the first up was the white house were a meeting with president obama were they discussed the transition for almost 90 minutes. president obama: we are now going to want to do everything we can to help you succeed because if you succeed, the country 60's. donald trump: i very much look forward to dealing with the president in the future. shelley: after his white house meeting, he went to capitol hill to meet republican leaders.
opening their property tax bills and they are doing a double take. all some communities ever used taxes, many big towns are doing the opposite including dairy, and sailor. they dropped from 1.7 to 11%. we stopped by merrimack to see what it means to your wallet when tax rates drop and house values rise. reporter: the town is delivering me >> we have had the great news that our tax rate is going down. reporter: the chair of the mayor back -- of the merrimack town council says residents will get a spreadsheet a long with the bill to explain the numbers. it is now $22.79 per $1000. that is a drop of nearly 8%. but she cautions that property values went up so basically
property is worth more. >> there was great concern -- for example, might house went up 20%, does that mean my tax bill will go up 20%? and we try to explain that the answer was no. reporter: the school section of the bill is down. and the healthy rooms and meals tax help lower the rate. all good news for this family. >> about a year ago. any drop in taxes is great. reporter: and the parry family who has been here for 22 years. >> quite happy about this. we are involved locally. >> we have a great school system and a lot of support from our local community. it is a good place to live. reporter: one way to save money is to avoid interest entities by
christmas here in merrimack. tom: the concord main street project is now complete. there was a ribbon-cutting ceremony and a parade this evening. work started in april of last year cutting four lanes of traffic down to two. he added a cobblestone media -- median, trees, and benches. >> the results speak for themselves. it drives right. it bikes right. it wal good. tom: it looks good also. the upgrades will make the capitals downtown area more accessible. it really does look great. lighting for support -- coming up on news nine tonight. shelley: the struggles of one new hampshire mother trying to get back child support. >> if someone is not paying child support, what are you doing to enforce it?
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shelley: communion singer-songwriter and poet leonard cohen has died. his management released the news today. he was known for "hallelujah," among other songs. he remained wildly popular. he released to a new album just last month. he was 82 years old. as deadbeats, parents who are late in child support payments. tom: the new hampshire division of child support helps families set up those orders. amy coveno investigates that the agency is not doing enough to collect back payments.
amy: alicia houston calls herself a squeaky wheel. she has been fighting for back child support since 2012. >> i do not know if you are really good at math that it is near $5,000. amy: the target is not the father of her two boys, it is the state of new hampshire, the division of child support services. >> child support, what are you doing to enforce it? you are offering a service. you say you will help obtain orders. >> we haven't gotten anywhere. they are fairly ineffective. amy: she has practiced family law in new hampshire for over 15 years. she also -- she often advises her clients to avoid going through the state to get support. >> i have seen it take them 7-8
amy: legal experts agree, it is the parents who work outside of corporate structure like subcontractors or the self-employed that are the hardest enforcement cases. >> if you have someone who does not have an employer that gives them a paycheck, and you do not have a way to do a wage assignment. amy: the division of child support declined multiple requests for intvi 38,005 hundred 51 families in new hampshire currently receive child support. the agency currently distributes $84 million in child support. it reported $225 million as owed to custodial parents in back child support. >> why should a custodial parent have to fight so hard? >> it is their inability to
amy: maryland mahoney has practiced family law in new hampshire for decades and she says they are overwhelmed and under resourced. via e-mail, the state tells us that there are 84 caseworkers. the division gets most of its funding from the federal government. for every one dollar that a state spends on its child support program, the federal govent but north of $50 million annually is not enough to effectively enforce child support. are we letting our kids down in this state? >> you want my answer? yes, we are. yes, and on all fronts. because we are so concerned about not spending any money -- amy: we compared child-support
similar populations. new hampshire averages $8,000 owed which is better than maine which is nearly $10,000 a case that worst then montana. -- but worse than montana. she says it will be 20 years before the back support is paid off and she wants the state to be more aggressive. >> i kept asking them time you go to court, shouldn't you be asking for the full amount? that is what is owed to the case. it does not matter if it is one dollar. the full amount owed to the case is what is owed to the children. amy: some states charge interest on back support but in new hampshire, interest does not accrue. the statute of limitations is 20 years for collecting unpaid support.
children will never see the support they deserve. >> now, chief meteorologist mike haddad with your forecast. mike: we will see clear skies like we saw up at newfound lake give way to clear's desk give way to clouds tomorrow morning -- give way to clouds tomorrow morning. official high in concord today, 55 degrees. the average is 51. 73 record low of a very cold 10. that is what it got down to on this date in 1992. it is quite chilly now but not nearly as cold as it can get this time of year. upper 20's, north. same story on top of mount washington and down near plymouth. if you 40's along the coast. over the next 12-14 hours,
possibly through lunchtime, a wedge of slightly more mild air. behind the cold front, temperatures drop off quite a bit over a good portion of canada and that chilly air begins to take over here starting tomorrow late and into early saturday. as the front comes through during tomorrow morning, quite a few clouds and scattered showers. best shot of them holding together will be in the north and art of this day, in time for the morning commute. a slight chance that o into southern new hampshire. scattered showers north. the front tends to fall apart as it dress into southern new hampshire. a 30% chance of a quick hitting shower. outside of that, a dry friday with snow showers holding together in the afternoon in the north country. not only will it turn chilly, but they are being aided by a
any moisture. on average, 20-30 mile per hour winds. temperatures were tomorrow, slightly lower than today. it will cool down later in the afternoon. the highs will be reached at around noon or 1:00 before it cools. as for the wind, take a look. getting to increase tomorrow morning. the front comes through and they increase even more. 25-35 miles per hour and a few higher gusts near 40. any could lead to a few scattered power outages. on saturday, winds will be much lighter. what about the weekend? spot shower tomorrow morning. clearing out in the afternoon. lingering snow showers in the afternoon -- in the north. teens and 20's, and ending up in the 40's south upper 30's, north.
tuesday into wednesday. we are still in a severe drought over a good portion of new hampshire. we are still about 20%-30% below rainfall. and we could use some more. shelley: tomorrow is going to be a two hands on the wheel kind of day. tom: we are taking a look tonight at plymouth state basketball. jamie: the college basketball
scored two minutes and 29 seconds into their game at the bruins tonight. a good start for them, but that was nothing compared to what the bruins ended up doing in the first period. they honored veterans day with medal of honor recipient ryan pitts dropping the ceremonial first puck. would never lose it. still in the first, a nice backhand feed. miramax tim schaller will lift a backhand under the crossbar. it was his goal. his second. they go want to win, 5-2 and they are at arizona on saturday. let the games begin.
begins tomorrow at an unlikely time for unh. the wildcats host lesley university at 1:00 p.m. we dropped in on plymouth state basketball practice tonight. the panthers will open their season on tuesday against revere college in the boys and girls club classic. their leading scorer is back from last year. they are looking to build on that success. >> we have a lot of but we have a lot of enthusiasm. >> for our senior group, we want to leave with a winning record so we have to be nine games above point 500 to do that. that is something this program has not done in 11 years. we want to get into the ncaa tournament. jamie: dartmouth season begins
wildcats will open up tomorrow night. it will not take long for this freshman to be thrown into the real fire against michigan state sunday night. this week's hometown hero is a big-play threat for the stevens high school football team. parker smith will lead the cardinals into the division iii semifinals this weekend. the 6'3" inch -- receiver has great hands and athleticism. he hopes to continue his football career at a division two or three college level. football is a fairly new sport to him and he says he has worked hard to improve. >> i have always been a basketball player but our offensive coordinator put it in my head -- you are pretty good at football.
so i have a better iq overall. jamie: good luck to parker. congratulations to three proctor academy basketball players from new hampshire. they all signed with division one teams this week. caleb green signed with holy cross. geo baker is going to record's. and cheff will play bonaventure. after will have a really good basketball team this year. the big loss for women soccer team at franklin pierce. head coach jeff bailey is leaving to pursue other opportunities. they will miss him. and a tough loss for franklin pierce as they lost to merrimack college. but s&nhu looking good.
interesting and impressive products made in new hampshire were highlighted today by the new hampshire high tech council. tom: companies showed their products to people in the business community who then voted on the winner. the product of the year was the wilcox patriot hybrid, a device to keep first responders save when arriving to hazmat emergencies. emergencies. >> the team has worked very hard very exciting. tom: products ranged of from sensors for trains and high-tech keyboards. a lot of high-tech gadgetry in new hampshire that they do right here. let us check with mike haddad. mike: the wind, that will be the key. not a widespread issue but there may be a few scattered power outages. snow showers possible in the mountains. shelley: thank you for joining