Mon 20-FEB-2017 Noon News Script


Two basketball players from New Hampshire are facing charges after a brawl involving a Vermont college. Nashua Police say, 22-year old Marquise Caudill assaulted a player on Southern Vermont College's men's basketball team and threatened an officer who tried to stop him. It happened during a game this weekend at Daniel Webster College. It took 25 officers to break it up the brawl. Police say, another player allegedly incited the crowd surrounding an officer.


Vermont lawmakers are weighing a new option for legalizing marijuana. A new bill would legalize up to 1 ounce of marijuana and allow Vermonters to grow several plants for personal use. It's much simplier than a bill that failed last year that came closer to Colorado's more expansive legalization of marijuana. Governor Phil Scott's spokeswoman says, any marijuana legalization bill would have to address public safety.

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Now to an inside look at how the Department of Public Safety connects individual guns to shootings. Anytime a gun is involved in a homicide, robbery or suicide -- it's sent here -- to the state Forensics Laboratory. It's here -- where every aspect of the gun is examined -- from its manufacture specifics -- to modifications. And it's imperative investigators get the gun to the lab in the same medium it's found -- that can sometimes be in dirt or water.


((TILE 6349 54:10:26--54:24:11 Sinclair: Our job out in the field is to make sure we properly document, collect and preserve evidence to the best of our ability so that we can get it here to the lab in the best condition that we possibly can.")) Inside the forensics lab -- is the state firearms examiner. Tonight -- Tyler Dumont introduces you to her -- as she explains the everyday challenges she faces, and the closure her scientific research can offer families. Watch his special reports -- Guns in Crimes -- tonight on the CH3 News at 6.


A battle between New York State and Washington D-C. The feds are going after the popular "I Love New York" ad campaign. Federal highway officials say the signs don't comply with federal regulations. New York has spent 8-million dollars to install hundreds of "I Love New York" highway signs. Governor Cuomo says the signs boost the state's tourism industry by highlighting local products and sites.


On this President's Day ... We're learning more about the two President's with Vermont ties. The 21st President Chester Arthur and the 30th--Calvin Coolidge. Coolidge was born in Plymouth Notch, while Arthur was born in Fairfield Vermont--though that has been the subject of debate...some say he may have been born in canada. According to historians--Arthur spent only a short time of his life here before moving to upstate new york. Coolidge spent much of his childhood here and came back every summer to help on the family farm.


((William Jenney-Regional Historic Site administrator he became known as the president from vermont and so the following year when he ran in his own right for president that was really played up and so there were many photographs taken on the farm here doing various farm chores and so forth so that was all part of the campaign)) Both Arthur and Coolidge were Republican Vice Presidents who took over the highest office when the President they served with died.


Another world championship for Burke Mountain Academy alum Mikaela Shiffrin. The 21-year old won gold in the slalom Saturday in St. Moritz, Switzerland. This is her third straight ski world championship in the slalom. She crossed the finish line one-point-six-four seconds ahead of the runner-up -- that's a lifetime in downhill skiing.


(( Mikaela Shiffrin/Won slalom: "You know I think that the more people are telling me about records or history anything, i'm starting to realize that it's amazing, especially for ski racing in the U.S., it's really great for the sport; but today I wasn't thinking about that I was just trying to ski fast.")) Shiffrin also took the silver in the giant slalom in St. Moritz.

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One of Vermont's own is being inducted to the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame. John Egan is considered one of the greatest skiers of all time. Egan starred in 17 Warren Miller films and currently teaches at Sugarbush. His brother Dan is also being inducted. The two have escaped avalanches as they took on trails around the world.


((John Egan, Skier Tile 8715 TC 12:31-12:37 "It's really cool that I got to spend a lot of my lifetime with my brother and we're kind of being remembered for what we just love to do.")) The induction will be at Stowe in April. Tune in at 6pm tonight to learn more about Egan's story.


Today: Presidents' Day! Increasing sunshine Colder Highs: 30 to 37 Wind: NNW 10 to 15 mph Tonight: Mostly clear Lows: 0 to 15 Wind: Light Tuesday: AM sunshine Increasing clouds Showers late Highs: 35 to 42 Wind: S 10 to 15 mph Extended: Wednesday: AM rain showers Pockets of freezing rain Then partly sunny Lows: 30s Highs: 40s Thursday: Mostly cloudy Rain showers Lows: 30s Highs: 42 to 52 Friday: Some AM sun Clouding up Rain showers late Lows: 25 to 35 Highs: 40s Hyper-Extended: Saturday: Rain showers Lows: 30s Highs: 45 to 55 Sunday: Mostly cloudy Snow showers Colder Lows: 20s Highs: 30s

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