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MWC Daily: Military Training Accident in Florida; 11 Presumed Dead

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A military official says the seven Marines and four soldiers aboard an Army helicopter that crashed over waters off Florida during a training mission are presumed dead. 

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Army Helicopter Crashes During Training
A military official says the seven Marines and four soldiers aboard an Army helicopter that crashed over waters off Florida during a training mission are presumed dead. The Pentagon official said the 11 service members are presumed dead and that the Coast Guard found debris in the water. The official spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the official wasn’t authorized to speak on the record.

Moore remembered as dedicated friend
Co-workers are remembering a Gorham man who died Monday in a ski accident on Wildcat Mountain during a charity fundraiser. They say Samuel Moore was a dedicated worker and friend. Police say he lost control near the bottom of a trail and fell over a 60-foot drop.

Maine man enters insanity plea
A Peru Maine man has entered an insanity not guilty plea in the sexual assault and murder of his mother-in-law. Paul Orchard is accused of killing Paula Nuttall in the family home last October in front of his 6-year-old daughter. In court documents, Orchard said he was high on polyurethane fumes while treating Nuttall’s floor and doesn’t remember anything. He remains jailed.

Weather

Partly to mostly sunny, mild with a high of 54…mix of sun and clouds in the North Country, high 43.

Days Away From The Winni Dip

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Credit Karen Kiley

This Saturday and Sunday, it’s the annual “Winni Dip” to benefit Special Olympics of New Hampshire. Mark Ericson and I hope to see you there.

Traffic Alert

Karen Kiley

Road work will have both the northbound and southbound Open Road Toll lanes at the Hooksett Tolls on I-93 tonight for sign maintenance work. The closure is scheduled to begin at 11:30 p.m. and last until 5 a.m. Thursday morning.

Wake Up Winning

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More Zac Brown Band tickets for their August 7th show at Fenway Park! Have a great Wednesday.

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