Fri 28-AUG-2015 11 P.M. News Script

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A Tunbridge teen will be registering as a sex offender. Good evening and thanks for joining us I'm Keith McGilvery. The news comes the jury reached a mixed verdict in a New Hampshire prep school rape trial. Brian Webb has the details.

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(nats) "we find the defendant the guilty" ((NARR-1)) 19-YEAR-OLD OWEN LABRIE (luh-'BREE) WAS OVERCOME WITH EMOTION WHILE THE VERDICT WAS READ. A JURY OF NINE MEN AND THREE WOMEN CONVICTED HIM ON SEVERAL MISDEMEANOR CHARGES -- IN CONNECTION WITH THE SEXUAL ASSAULT OF A 15-YEAR-OLD GIRL AT ST. PAUL'S SCHOOL IN NEW HAMPSHIRE LAST YEAR. ((sot Ruffle)) we hope that this will send a message to future victims to give them the strength and courage to come forward. ((NARR-2)) BUT LABRIE WAS *ACQUITTED OF FELONY RAPE. ((SOT Carney)) one teenager was found guilty of having consensual sex with another teenager. ((NARR-3)) PROSECUTORS SAY THE SEXUAL ASSAULT WAS PART OF A PRACTICE KNOWN AS "SENIOR SALUTE" - WHERE SENIORS TRY TO HAVE SEX WITH UNDERCLASSMEN. LABRIE TESTIFIED THAT THE TWO HAD *CONSENSUAL SEXUAL CONTACT - BUT STOPPED SHORT OF INTERCOURSE. ((TRIAL SOT Labrie)) I thought to myself, 'maybe we shouldn't do this' // it wouldn't have been a good move, to have sex with this girl. ((NARR-4)) THE VICTIM CRIED ON THE STAND - SAYING SHE REPEATEDLY TOLD LABRIE "NO." ((TRIAL SOT Girl FONT)) I was raped! I was violated in so many ways! (crying) ((NARR-5)) LABRIE WAS ALSO CONVICTED OF USING A COMPUTER AND SOCIAL MEDIA TO ENTICE HIS VICTIM. HER FAMILY RELEASED A STATEMENT SAYING A MEASURE OF JUSTICE WAS SERVED. THEY ALSO BLAMED THE SCHOOL FOR FOSTERING A TOXIC CULTURE. BRIAN WEBB FOR CBS NEWS.

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He says he had no choice when he shot and killed Dannemora escapee Richard Matt. Border Patrol agent Christopher Voss says Matt pointed a shotgun at him. A U.S. Customs and Border Patrol tactical team was searching cabins in the woods in Malone -- looking for Matt and David Sweat on June 26th - when Voss found Matt and shot him 3 times in the head. David Sweat was shot by a New York state trooper and taken into custody 2 days later.

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Police say 2 men are responsible for hundreds of pot plants on the New York-Vermont border. Authorities say a state police aviation unit discovered 200 plants growing in Hoosick, New York and have charged a 25 and 30-year-old man for the find.

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Hartford school nurses and staff are being armed in the fight against opiates. The school board voted this week to get the Narcan into schools. The overdose antidote is a nasal spray that can reverse the effects of an opiate overdose - and save a person's life. Many first responders are now carrying it with them. A 2013 state survey found that 2 percent of Vermont students reported they had tried heroin.

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New York State Police need your help finding a ferry jumper. His picture is a bit tricky to see but they say this man intentionally jumped off a Lake Champlain Ferry back on August 14th. Authorities say he's about 50 with a muscular upper body and appeared to be bow-legged with a receding hairline. They say he was last seen getting into a waiting jet ski heading for the Cumberland Head Bay. There is a 1-thousand dollar reward for a positive ID.

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Dan is here. Great night out there.

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A bridge slide this weekend will delay traffic on Interstate 91. The bridge at Exit 11 is closed -- from now -- until Monday morning. The new bridge over Route 5 is ready -- so crews are going to demolish the existing one and slide the new bridge into place. That project cost about 11 million dollars -- mostly covered by federal funds.

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Drivers looking to pay less at the pump -- could soon be heading for Costco. Vermont's environmental court today approved the company's plans to sell gasoline at its store in Colchester. It was bad news for the nearby Maplefields and Shell stations who have been opposed to the idea. Maplefield's owner, Skip Vallee issued a statement saying he disagrees with parts of the ruling and is considering appealing the case to the Vermont Supreme Court. The Burlington Attorney representing Costco says they are committed to the project.

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(( Mark Hall/ Attorney for Costco 00:17:27:01"Oh yes, obviously we started in 2007 we put a lot of effort into this they do it for their members so yes we are in it for the long haul"00:17:39:10)) The Costgo gas project has been championed by Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders -- who has accused Vallee and other Vermont gas wholesalers of ripping-off customers in the Burlington area with prices higher than the rest of the state.

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Still ahead -- Four years later and the heartache of tropical storm Irene still lingers. (28:07) ((John Wardwell - Lost Home to Irene I will live with it forever)) ((FOOTBALL NATS)) And football's back -- scores -- highlights and the rest of the action -- Coming up in our Friday football frenzy!

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Four years ago Tropical Storm Irene tore through Vermont - damaging more than 7-thousand properties -- 500-miles of road -- and destroying 34 bridges. Tonight Kyle Midura takes a look at how the state is faring.

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It's a date etched into Vermont memories... and into stone in the small town of Rochester. This marker serves as a reminder that when Tropical Storm Irene struck four years ago, it upset the lives of the living and even those resting in peace. (00:7:20:00) (( Larry Straus - Fmr. Rochester Select Brd Chair unfortunately, on the day of Irene, I was the chairman of the Select board, the road Commissioner, and the Emergency Management Director. Which is not a trifecta I would recommend to anyone)) Larry Strauss says nothing prepared him for the day rising rivers and brooks severed links between his town and the rest of the state. In the immediate aftermath he focused on making sure the townspeople had food, shelter, and medical needs addressed. Four years later, the final construction project wrapped up less than a month ago, when the state completed its work on this bridge. (00:17:53:00) ((Larry Straus - Fmr. Rochester Select Brd Chair I feel like Irene is behind us to a large extent)) (00:14:18:00) ((Larry Straus - Fmr. Rochester Select Brd Chair the recovery is certainly complete in terms of the infrastructure. )) (28:07) ((John Wardwell - Lost Home to Irene I will live with it forever)) John Wardwell had to swim out his back door to safety when the over-flowing river nearly half-a-mile away from the house arrived at his doorstep four years ago. He says the storm took his home, and the recovery effort eroded the foundation of his marriage. (00:27:48:00) ((KM: Have you recovered from the storm? John Wardwell - Lost Home to Irene No, I mean, financially yeah, but as far as me as a person, no. I go on, I keep pushing on.)) Wardwell says on the anniversary of Irene he's reminded how quickly he could lose everything again ... and when rain storm lasts more than a day. (00:29:56:00) ((John Wardwell June was really bad for me)) He says he feels best when he's helping others. That's a theme Straus saw in Rochester -- and in media coverage of all the other towns that dealt with similar devastation... ((nats)) from Wilmington-- ((nats)) to Waterbury ((nats)) and countless communities in between. (00:19:24:00) ((Larry Straus - Fmr. Rochester Select Brd Chair Different cast of characters, btu the same basic scenario and story, that people just stepped up)) Kyle Midura -- channel 3 news -- Burlington.

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New details show more people got sick than previously thought at Branbury State Park. The Vermont Health Department now says it had reports from more than 120 people who came down with a stomach illness last week. Health officials concluded the illness was a norovirus -- and that people most likely contracted it from water in the park's swimming area.

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A popular beach at Lake George is closed. The "million Dollar Beach" was shutdown yesterday after an oily spill. The origin of the substance isn't known but officials say it was consistent with a hydraulic fluid. Crews placed absorbent booms along the shore near the boat launch, which opened earlier this year. It's unclear when it will be back open.

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Tonight: Clear skies. Low 48/55. Wind light. Saturday: Partly sunny. High 75/82. Wind light. Saturday Night: Partly cloudy. Low 53/60. Wind light. Sunday: Partly sunny. Chance of a morning shower. High 75/82. Wind light. Monday: Mostly sunny. More humid. High 78/85. Low 58/65. Tuesday: Mostly sunny. High 80/87. Low 60s. Wednesday: Partly sunny. High 80s. Low 60s. Thursday: Sun and clouds. Chance of showers. High 80s. Low 60s. Friday: Partly sunny. High 80s.

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after ruling the roost in Division Two ...Rice makes it's Division One debut tonight and it's the always tough trip to Collins-Perley to take on BFA-St. Albans... highlights of that showdown between now-Division One highlights coming up ...

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But first, good evening and welcome to week one of the Friday Football Frenzy, I'm Scott Fleishman. And I'm Mike McCune. Middlebury dominated Division One last season and overall has won 22 straight games and back-to-back state championships. But this is a new look Tigers squad...lost are stars of those two title teams like quarterback Austin Robinson and running back Bobby Ritter... Middlebury making it's season debut tonight at home as the Tigers take on Mount Anthony...and those losses open the door for others to step possibly into the light... --- but it's the Patriots coming to play early ...Noah Normyle with the quick hit to Will Fischer who does the rest...67 yards...MAU leads 7-0 at the half ... --- and they keep the upset bid alive in the third...Pat Powers with an amazing one handed interception in the endzone... --- but Middlebury slowly finds it's footing... Cortland Fisher with the score...followed by Ali Abdul-Sater... it's 23 straight wins, but the Tigers had to earn it, rallying for a 21-13 victory.

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One of the most talked about off-season storylines in Vermont high school football was Rice, after winning three straight Division Two state championships, moving up to Division One... Three straight d-2 titles, 4 rejections from the VPA when Rice tried to appeal the decision. Rice at BFA St. Albans, the Green Knights saying you want us to play in division one we'll make the best of it and then some. --- late 2nd q, Jack Fiztgerald intercpeted Zavier Clark for bobwhites --- 3rd quarter, Mark Connor hands to Clark. 12 yard touchdown 2 point good 18-18 --- 4th quarter, rice recovers fumble, Fizgerald on the keeper 7 yard touchdown rice wins first game in d-1 25-24

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let's head to Essex ...the Hornets hosting the Colchester Lakers ...last season, each of these teams came up one win short of reaching the D-1 title game... ---- early action from a wild game...first quarter...Colchester's Matt Hesford...keeps the legs churning and he will score... --- at the other end, Elliot Boutin with some determined running of his own for an Essex score... --- this one went back and forth all night... Hesford with a 54 yard touchdown run in the second...in the end... both teams would score in the final thirty seconds... but it was Colchester pulling off a hook and lateral with nine seconds left for the decisive score in a 33-29 Lakers win.

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RUT: 3rd quarter, Rutland up 14-0 (halftime score)..... CVU's Andrew Bortnick pass tipped, intercepted by Andrew Kenosh...(((PLAY OF WEEK)) --- CVU: Bortnick QB keeper...1 yard TD... 14-6 Rutland in 4th Quarter -- RUT: Kenosh to Cam Slade...36 yard TD... 21-7 Rutland Rutland wins 28-7

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one more game in Division One this evening...Hartford making the trip down I-91 to take on Brattleboro...and the Hurricanes come away with 41-21 win.

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Welcome back to the season premier of the Friday Football Frenzy ...with Rice off to D-1...Division Two will be looking to crown it's first new state champion since 2011... Fair Haven is one of those teams looking to take advantage of the Green Knight's absense, Fair Haven hosting North Country tonight. North Country a team at the top of the divison a couple of years ago. --- FH: Ryan Alexander to Lucas Czarnecki...13 yard TD...Xtra point no good....6-0 1st quarter... -- NC: Alexander pass tipped/caught Aidan Hogan...76 yard TD return...7-6 NC, 1st Q ...(((PLAY OF THE WEEK))) --- FH: Alexander to Czarnecki...47 yard TD ....13-7 Fair Haven, 2nd Quarter the Slaters pull away in the second half...rolling to a 39-14 win.

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Burlington dropping down to Division Two this season...the Seahorses hosting Mt. Abe at Buck Hard Field ... --- 7-0 BHS early second and looking for more ...Peter Labracio goes up top to Josh Hale... 14-0 Horses... --- next drive, facing second and 17... Labracio finds Connor Plante who shows great concentration and footwork to make the grab...leads to a one yard Alex Cate TD dive ...21-0... --- Mt Abe trying to stem the tide...tough run from Ryan Paquin but he's stripped by Plante who takes it back inside the one... Cate scores again... --- then, with less than a minute to go in the half...it's Labracio to Hale...57 yards... 35-0 Seahorses... Burlington makes it's D-2 debut with an impressive 41-8 win.

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Milton hosting Lyndon. Great story here, first time in vermont a dad and his two sons all officiating the same game, Marc Foriter and his two boys Bryan and Justin. --- 1st lyndon jj mesics intercepted ian kandzior --- leads to logan bean 65 yard touchdown 8-0 --- Lyndon down 16-0 still playing hard ryley rodger great sack --- milton Nick Laware to Kandizor 25 yard touchdown milton wins big, 56-14

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tonight's lone Division Three matchup sees Mill River visiting Woodstock... both teams fell in the quarterfinals of last year's playoffs... --- first quarter...off the misdirection... Woodstock's Bill Wood bursts through the line...56 yards later it's 6-0... --- Mill River force to punt...high snap... Michael Morgan does a great job just avoiding getting taken down, but it's a low kick that's tipped right into the hands of Patrick Potter who takes it in for another Wasps touchdown... --- then it's Wood once again...with a more traditional touchdown ... as Woodstock opens with a 33-7 win.

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in non-league action ...a great rivalry to start the new year... Bellows Falls visiting Springfield...and the Terriers roll to a 48-0 shutout victory ...

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Week one concludes tomorrow with a six game schedule. BFA-Fairfax begins defense of its Division Three state title when the Bullets host Spaulding. In other matchups, D-3 runner up Otter Valley hosts MSJ and South Burlington visits Division One finalists St. Johnsbury. We'll have all your scores and highlights tomorrow night at 6pm.

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We're starting something new this season. Instead of us telling you what the play of the week is... You're going to tell us. You saw them throughout the show. Here again are your play of the week nominees. Mt. Anthony-Middlebury, Patriots Pat Powers with an amazing one handed interception in the endzone..

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Mill River-WWODSTOCK ...MILL RIVER forced to punt...high snap... Michael Morgan does a great job just avoiding getting taken down, but it's a low kick that's tipped right into the hands of Patrick Potter who takes it in for another Wasps touchdown...

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CVU's Andrew Bortnick pass tipped, intercepted by Andrew Kenosh...(((PLAY OF WEEK)) rutland with the week 1 win.

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NC: RYAN Alexander pass tipped/caught Aidan Hogan...76 yard TD return...7-6 NC, 1st Q...(((PLAY OF THE WEEK)))

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So here's how you can vote for the play of the week. Go to WCAX.com, head to the Sports tab, under that you'll see a sub tab for the Friday Football Frenzy page. Clicking on that will take you to the Frenzy page, where you can watch videos and take a look at the nominees again. Once you've decided to go to the right side of the page and make your pick. It's that simple.


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