Fri 22-MAY-2015 11 P.M. News Script

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Good evening and thank you for joining us at 11 -- I'm Keith McGilvery. We begin tonight with new information in the search for a missing Northeast Kingdom mother. Authorities tell us they've found Kimberly Willis' car in Albany, Vermont -- but she was not with it. Investigators say the mother of 2 was last seen at about four o'clock yesterday afternoon. They say she left home telling her 12 and 17 year-old sons -- she'd be back soon. But she never returned. Police say it's out of character -- and are calling her disappearance suspicious.

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((Chief Clement J. Houde PHONER: 1:14 It's not something she normally does and leaves the boys alone. So that is out of the ordinary as well as the amount of time gone by since she was last seen. 2:28 The door is wide open as far as possibilities. )) Willis has two tattoos -- a frog on her neck -- and another frog on her ankle -- along with her children's names. If you've seen her -- call police.

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A gruesome discovery in the Winooski River in Essex today. Police believe they've found Matt Trono's body -- He's the man who first went missing after jumping from the bridge on the North Williston Road in December. The body has been transferred to the medical examiner's office.

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The holiday weekend means last minute preps as Senator Bernie Sanders prepares to launch his campaign for president. Ahead of Tuesday's kickoff Sanders is confident his message will resonate with voters while some wonder if his delivery will hurt him in the polls. Our Alex Apple is following the Sander Campaign.

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((Sen. Bernie Sanders/FROM WASHINGTON INTERVIEW 11:02 What the people of Vermont have heard from me for decades is what the people of America are gonna hear. Nothing different.)) For 30 years -- Vermonters have elected a brash.... ((Sen Bernie Sanders in New Hampshire -- from PKG already in Edius project 11 The Billionaire class is getting it all.)) ..... relentlessly-on-messag e Bernie Sanders. ((Garrett Graff/Politico 06:36 the one thing that Bernie Sanders really has going for him in this race is his authenticity. He is who he is. Bernie is Bernie.)) Now he'll take that show to 49 other states. Politico editor Garrett Graff says Bernie's personality -- however brazen -- will resonate with progressive Democrats -- unhappy with Hillary Clinton. (( Alex Apple: 04:07 how do you think the nation is going to respond to Bernie Sanders' brash style? GARRETT GRAFF: I think he will find a very willing audience and a very excited audience in one very specific corner of the democratic party.)) John McClaughry -- who was a senior advisor to President Ronald Reagan -- believes that brash style is a handicap. ((John McClaughry/Ethan Allen Institute 06:39 That has some political appeal, but certainly there is a limit to it, and the limit is somewhere below 50%.)) ((Garrett Graff/Politico 09:38 One of the things that Bernie Sanders is going to be able to do is put out positions that other candidates like Hillary Clinton and Martin O'Malley have to respond to.)) ((John McClaughry/Ethan Allen Institute 09:44 The pundits and the conservative media will say you won't believe what Bernie just said and they'll laugh and have stories about it, and Bernie will gain strength from that.)) How much strength depends upon how well his boisterous style is received in states like Iowa and New Hampshire. ((Garrett Graff/Politico 04:29 There is a very strong progressive bent in the party right now particularly on issues that matter to him like income inequality.)) On the other side of the political spectrum sits McClaughry who says Sanders' crazy style won't sit well with most Americans. ((John McClaughry/Ethan Allen Institute 09:28 I don't think there is a lot of prospects for Bernie to escape being the crazy old uncle in the attic.)) Sanders however says Americans feel his anger... ((Sen. Bernie Sanders 09:09 It tells me that people are profoundly disgusted and angry with what's going on in this country economically and politically.)) ...An anger, that's proof -- to him -- Americans are ready to hear his message. AA. Ch3N. Kirby.

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Today we took a tour of Sanders' campaign office in Burlington. ((NATS :03 "Hi Bernie 2016 How can i help you?")) The president's national campaign headquarters is nestled on the lower block of Church Street -- and is currently staffed by nearly 20 interns and volunteers. The campaign is just about a week and a half old -- and recognizes it has a lot of work to do. Staff members are searching for office space in Iowa and New Hampshire -- and plan to hire several dozen campaign people. In the Queen City -- volunteers are calling voters in Iowa and New Hampshire -- inviting them to Sanders' upcoming campaign events in those states.

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((Jeff Weaver/Sanders' Campaign Manager 01:25:28 "we're here because America in many ways is hurting and Senator Sanders is the person to bring help to working class and middle class people here in the US."))9 He's the one who has articulated a vision for how we reverse some of the damage that's been done to our country and how we're going to put it back on the right track.")) Sanders campaign manager admits challenger Hillary Clinton has a sizeable head start -- and says his staff is now aggressively working to mobilize Sanders supporters in battleground states. On Tuesday -- Channel 3 News will have special coverage of Sanders' campaign celebration in Burlington-- with live reports, reaction and analysis. And follow our coverage throughout Sanders' pursuit of the presidency -- on air and online at wcax-dot-com.

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Dan is here. A bit blustery out there tonight.

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Final warmups and preps are underway for the thousands of runners and volunteers who will hit the Queen City streets for this weekend's Vermont City Marathon. Jennifer Costa -- checked out the action -- at today's race expo.

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Hundreds of runners descended on the Sheraton Hotel in Burlington. Eager to pick-up their marathon numbers and t-shirts in advance of race day. ((Cheryl Aley/Marathon EXPO Director 01:15:34 "I see people starting to come through the door so the energy is starting to ramp up right now.")) Expo Director -- Cheryl Aley -- has watched the marathon grow over the past two decades. She says Sunday's race will attract about 8-thousand runners to the course. 33-hundred pounding out the full 26.2 miles -- the rest on relay teams. ((Lindsey Eastman/marathon runner 01:14:07 "The course looks really beautiful so I'm really excited to go out on race day. A lot of my classmates are going to be out there running and cheering for us too.")) UVM Medical student and marathoner -- Lindsey Eastman -- says an oncology rehab program -- keeps her motivated. She's running -- her second marathon -- to raise money for Steps to Wellness. ((Lindsey Eastman/marathon runner 01:14:28 "I feel like I am not only running for myself to try to stay in shape and fit, I'm running for a cause.")) Volunteers handed participants plastic bags -- a security feature added since the Boston Marathon bombings. Aley says it's just one of many precautions. ((Cheryl Aley/Marathon EXPO Director 01:17:22 "There will be a lot of security as there has been since the bombing on the course that you notice and a lot that you don't notice as a spectator or runner.")) Whether you're lacing up on Sunday -- or simply cheering -- this year's race committee has some light hearted advice. ((Cheryl Aley/Marathon EXPO Director 01:18:42 "come on out. have a great time. If you're not running just enjoy the party because it really is a fun, high energy event. If you are running best of luck to you. The weather looks great and we're looking forward to a great day.")) Jennifer Costa Channel 3 News. Burlington.

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Still to come at 11 -- Hundreds of Hillary Clinton's emails are released from her days as Secretary of State -- find out what they reveal. And -- no luck at this casino for four fighters -- what happened -- that has them lucky to be alive tonight. Plus -- Logan Crawford takes us to Rockfest. And -- Dan Dowling's back with your full Memorial Day Weekend forecast -- When the Channel 3 News at 11 continues.

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The State Department has made public hundreds of emails from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's private server.. related to the deadly 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya. One email contained information the FBI now deems "classified." Hena Daniels has the details.

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ONE EMAIL RECEIVED ON THEN-SECRETARY OF STATE HILLARY CLINTON'S PERSONAL SERVER CONTAINED INFORMATION THE FBI NOW CONSIDERS CLASSIFIED. IT RELATES TO REPORTS OF ARRESTS OF POSSIBLE SUSPECTS IN THE DEADLY 2012 ATTACKS ON A U.S. DIPLOMATIC OUTPOST IN BENGHAZI, LIBYA. THE EMAIL HAD 23 WORDS DELETED AT THE FBI'S REQUEST. ((SOT Josh Earnest/White House Press Secretary)) "It's not uncommon for information that was previously unclassified to, upon later review, and based on changing events in the world, be deemed classified." (nats applause) ((NARR-2)) CLINTON - WHO IS NOW SEEKING THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINATION FOR PRESIDENT - ADDRESSED THE ISSUE FROM A CAMPAIGN STOP IN NEW HAMPSHIRE. ((SOT CLINTON)) "All of the information in the emails was handled appropriately." ((NARR-3)) THE STATE DEPARTMENT SAYS THE CLASSIFICATION STATUS DOESN'T CHANGE THE FACTS OF THE BENGHAZI ATTACK. ((SOT Marie Harf/State Department Deputy Spokesperson )) "The occurrence of a subsequent upgrade does not mean that anyone did anything wrong, just to be very clear here." ((NARR-4)) THE CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE INVESTIGATING THE BENGHAZI ATTACKS HAS A FULL COPY OF THE EMAIL. BUT THE REPUBLICAN CHAIR OF THAT PANEL CALLED FRIDAYS PUBLIC RELEASE.. INCOMPLETE. HENA DANIELS FOR CBS NEWS.

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Four firefighters in California fell through the roof of a vacant casino -- and survived. The crew was cutting a hole in the roof to release hot gases when suddenly it caved in. You can see the firefighters' helmets disappear as the men plunged 30 feet to the floor. Others scrambled to pull the group from the flames. Three were treated and released from the hospital with minor injuries. The fourth is receiving treatment at a burn unit.

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Folks across our region are hitting the road this holiday weekend -- and as Cat Vigliezoni reports -- it may cost you less than it did last year.

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Cabot resident Robert Goodwin is heading to New Hampshire for the holiday weekend and says while he's paying less at the pump than last year -- gas prices are inching up. ((SOT Robert Goodwin, Cabot 536 I think they've gone up a little bit -- they always seem to do. Wish there was a way around it! 40)) Compared to last year though -- fuel prices are helping travelers out this Memorial Day weekend. GFX: The average price in Vermont is $2.67 a gallon. That's more than a dollar cheaper than last year, when gas was at $3.74 a gallon. And AAA says -- it's showing. More people are using their cars this year. ((SOT Tom Williams, Regional Manager, AAA Northern New England 227 I think we've seen a trend for people who are planning drive vacations. 31 We've had people coming in to pick up travel materials and book hotels and cars 37)) GFX: AAA says nearly 90 percent (88%, 33 million, 5.3% increase) of travelers nationwide will be using their cars, up more than five percent from last year. That number is even higher in New England. (91%, 1.68 million, 5.1% increase). Part of the reason is the long winter. New Englanders are itching to get out -- and enjoy the warm weather. ((SOT Tom Williams, Regional Manager, AAA Northern New England 59-102 it would make it the busiest Memorial Day in over 10 years.)) And Cary Fitzhugh says the low prices have made it easier for people to visit his family in Jericho. ((SOT Cary Fitzhugh, Jericho 0401 We were just talking to my father-in-law who drove up from Virginia and he was saying it's only $90 round-trip, which very doable. 07)) Cat Viglienzoni, Channel 3 News, Montpelier.

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A bridge in Stowe is back open. Dozens of people attended the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Bridge Street Bridge -- a major throughway in Stowe. VTrans closed the road for 47 days while work was being done. Traffic is now flowing at the intersection of routes 100 and 108.

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Tonight: Mostly clear. Areas of frost. Lows: 28/38 Winds: W 5-15 mph Saturday: Mostly sunny and breezy. A few afternoon clouds. Highs: 58/65 Winds: W 10-20 mph Saturday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows: 38/48 Winds: SW 10-15 mph Sunday: Partly sunny and warmer. Highs: 70/77 Winds: SW 10-15 mph Extended: Monday through Friday. Sunday Night: Lows 48/55 Monday: Partly sunny. Chance of showers, late. Highs 70/77 Lows 50/57 Tuesday: Mostly cloudy, showers/Tstorms. Highs 75/82 Lows 55/65 Wednesday: Mostly cloudy, chance of showers/Tstorms. Highs 75/85 Lows 55/65 Thursday: Mostly cloudy, chance of showers/Tstorms. Highs 75/85 Lows 50s Friday: Mostly sunny. Highs 70s

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Young musicians lived out their dream tonight -- performing in front of an audience. Earlier today Logan Crawford caught up with them as they prepared for their big gig.

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((nats)) Lead guitar -- bass -- drums and a singer. The classic ingredients in a rock band. ((nats)) These young rockers at Troy School get to perform in a concert in front of their friends, teachers, and parents. They're calling it "Rockfest." (TC 00:20:46:16 Tile 0463) ((Joe Young "Practicing my music, make sure I have it down." 00:20:50:24)) Joe Young is in the Pop Rock and Blues Band of Troy School. He'll be performing Friday night at Troy School along with 42 other student rockers from schools in the North Country Supervisory Union. (TC 00:19:38:07 Tile 0463) ((Joe Young/8th Grade "I get to meet, personally, musicians from other schools that I don't know." 00:19:42:16)) ((nats)) There will be new school and old school rock. (TC 00:14:16:07 Tile 0457) ((Wendell Hughes/Troy School Music Teacher "This is going to be AC DC and Aerosmith and Beatles and even newer stuff, real fun." 00:14:25:09)) (TC 00:53:04:28 Tile 0524) ((Logan Crawford/Troy "Students are spending their Friday afternoon tuning up their guitars and banging on their drums to get ready for the big concert. Educators at Troy School came up with the idea of Rockfest to give their students a chance to play in front of a big crowd." 00:53:17:16)) (TC 00:14:31:29 Tile 0457) ((Wendell Hughes/Troy School Music Teacher "A lot of the kids that get to play those instruments don't have the opportunities to perform them out for other people." 00:14:39:10)) School officials say in their district music lessons happen only a couple of times a week -- and it's tough to always have a big music concert. (TC 00:45:06:16 Tile 0500) ((Chris Young/Troy School Principal "We might not have a huge concert band and a huge chorus, but we have talented instructors, we have community support through our school boards and our parents and we have a lot of great kids in great schools that are willing to think outside the box and provide an opportunity like this." 00:45:22:05)) The kids are excited. (TC 00:23:45:06 Tile 0464) ((Isaac Chaput "I'm just ready it's going to be a great experience for all of us, i love to play and sing especially in front of other people." 00:23:51:00)) Logan Crawford, channel 3 news, Troy. -3-

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A Hall of Fame coaching career comes to an end this weekend when the Middlebury women's lacrosse team plays in the NCAA Division Three Final Four in Philadelphia. Missy Foote is retiring after 35 seasons, the only question is, will she go out a six-time champion? We've talked about Foote's impending retirement many times over the last few weeks. Her players have been thinking about it since the moment the announcement was made. The Panther's will be the first to tell you, they've been using it as their number one source of motivation during this playoff run.

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((TRT: 51 ... OC: I THINK)) ((Fowler/ "We're definitely excited to be taking her to the Final Four in her last season. I think we're going to play our best. Player for teammates, our parents, our coaches and hope that we come out with a win.")) ((Ritter/ "I think at this point it's in our game, we're ready to go. It's in the back of our minds, but we're using it as fuel for the fire.")) ((Foote/ "In some ways I think this is the perfect ending. Saturday will either be the last game or the next to last game, so there's an end in sight in terms of a final deadline. It's just playing out perfectly, I think."))

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High school boys lacrosse, senior day at Burlington, the Seahorse taking on rival Rice for the Queen City Cup. --- And the home team wasting little time getting on the board.. less than 2 minutes in, Clark Stephenson fakes the pass inside, spins and then fires a low shot home... Burlington takes a 1-0 lead.. --- Stays that way until the last 1:10 of the quarter...Evan Rouleau finding Kyle Haskins and going to the far corner for the goal... We are tied at 1 after 1.. --- and the Green Knights take control in the 2nd quarter..Up 2-1.. Haskin again finding the back of the net... Rice up 2.. --- Then Haskins finding Sully Baker inside and he puts it in the nylon.. Rice takes home the Queen City Cup, 11-9 the final..

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Let's head to St. Albans, the South Burlington boys visiting the Bobwhites. --- Rebels in control early, already up 6-2 ..Cam Nolting finds Max Capano, he drives and puts this one in ...South Burlington heads into the half up 7-3.. --- St Albans trying to close the gap in the third quarter... Griffin Knapp hits Tanner Cioffi, he drives in and finds the nylon... --- But Nolting takes over the game in the 4th quarter...first firing home this rocket.. --- Then Ben Sievers finding Nolting inside and he dumps this one over the goalie.. South Burlington tops BFA, 13-8...

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we head to Hinesburg, the Middlebury girls paying a visit to CVU. --- Lots of whistels meaning lots of good scoring chances. Late first half, Emma Donahue with the free position goal. Middlebury takes a one goal lead. --- The Redhawks answer right back, Emma Owens with a free position shot of her own. The game is tied at 4. --- The Tigers get another free position shot, Katie Homes puts it in as the Tigers go back up one. --- This was a back and forth game going down to the final seconds, but it's Owens and company that get it done CVU hangs on for the 10-9 win. The Redhawks even their record at 6-6,

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NFL commissioner Roger Goodell reportedly won't recuse himself from hearing the appeal of Tom Brady's 4 game suspension. The players union had asked Goodell to remove himself from the case, because it felt he couldn't be impartial. No date has been set for the appeal.

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Marty St. Louis and the Rangers facing the Lightning in game 4 of the eastern conference finals in Tampa. --- Third period, New York on the power play, check out the pass here by Derek Brassard right to St. Louis who puts it in the empty net. The first goal of the playoffs for the former Catamount. The Rangers win, 5-1 the series is tied at 2 with game 5 Sunday night at MSG.

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Final stop, Fenway Park sox and Angels opening a series, Rusney Castillo getting called up from Pawtucket starting in right. He struggled a bit out there. --- but things we're going well for the Sox in the fourth, with the basses loaded, Brock Holt goes to left. It hits off the base of the wall. Two runs come home, Mike Napoli is thrown out at the plate, but it's 3-2 Boston. --- Top of the 5th it all comes apart, Holt can't handle the Mike Trout hit through the left side. A run scores, the throw into third gets by that allows another run to come home. It's the start of a 9 run inning. The Angles beat the Sox, 12-5. The Rangers beat the Yankees tonight at the stadium, 10-9.


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