Tue 21-JUN-2016 Noon News Script


A fifth person has been implicated in a murder at a Burlington homeless camp. 29-year-old Amber Dennis -- a transient person living in Burlington -- was charged today with second degree murder for what police say was a role in the deadly assault on Amos Beede. Police say Beede was beaten in a homeless camp off Pine Street last month. Beede died a week later. Police arrested four other suspects two weeks ago in California. They have yet to be brought back to face charges.

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After five years -- what led investigators to make an arrest in the Celina Cass murder case? We might learn more about that today when the suspect appears in court. The disappearance of the 11-year-old girl shook northern New Hampshire. When Celina's body was found in the Connecticut River six days later -- investigators immediately looked at the adults in her like, including her stepfather -- Wendell Noyes. But no one was ever arrested -- until yesterday afternoon. Investigators say they never stopped working the case -- but they have not said what spurred the arrest now. Noyes is due in court in BER-lin this afternoon.


The search continues today for a Vermont teenager missing in the Connecticut River in the Northeast Kingdom. Police say the 15 year old boy was swimming with his sisters and friends near the Bridge Street bridge -- between Lunenburg Vermont and Dalton New Hampshire. Police say he was struggling in the river's strong current when he disappeared. A second swimmer was pulled to safety by a passerby. Crews from both states searched thru the evening last night -- and resumed this morning.


One person is dead .. And three are injured after a rollover crash in Enfield New Hampshire. State police say a pickup truck that was towing a car on a trailer went off Interstate 89 last night and rolled over in a grass median. The male driver was thrown from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the hospital. . State police have not yet released the name of the driver.


A Montpelier woman is accused of going more than 100 miles an hour with a kid in the car. Investigators say Karlyn Pierce was driving 105 on I-91 North near Rockingham. When police pulled her over there was a child with her. She faces charges of child cruelty and excessive speeding.


Hot, breezy weather helped fuel a brush fire in Essex last night. The fire -- stretching along a Velco power line -- covered about 15 acres. People in the community called it in this afternoon when they started smelling smoke. Fire officials say it was particularly challenging due to the weather conditions and the remote location.


((Ray Weed, Essex Junction Fire Department Asst. Fire Chief, 00:30:18:24 - 00:30:25:13, the problem that we had here was not only the heat but the location of the fire, we had to run probably 2,000 feet of hose up into the woods)) Crews did come across a small camp fire but officials say they still aren't sure of a cause...no one was injured.


A pair of Vermont newspapers are scaling back their print editions to just four days a week. The Rutland Herald and its sister paper the Barre-Montpelier Times Argus announced today they are are eliminating print publication on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The company says if will offer expanded print editions on Thursday through Sunday. The papers will offer online editions seven days a week. Company president R-John Mitchell says the changes will allow papers to avoid eliminating staff members.

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It's Make Music Vermont Day. This is the first year of the event -- where artists will perform and share their music around the state. The idea comes from a France music festival where artists play -- often street side -- just for fun. Organizers are hoping Vermont's version gives people a chance see and hear the music the state has to offer.


((TILE 3843 01:18:25:08-01:18:35:2 6 James Lockridge/Make Music Vermont: Anybody can participate. If you're a musician, you can participate by playing on a porch - playing on a sidewalk - putting a concert together.)) If you don't play an instrument, there are mass appeal events -- including one with harmonicas at 1:00 today at the Fletcher Free Library in Burlington. Visit Big Heavy World.com for a map and schedule of today's festivities.


Today: Partly cloudy Highs: 72 to 78 Wind: W 5 to 15 mph Tonight: Mostly clear Lows: 48 to 58 Wind: Light Wednesday: Mix of sun & clouds Scattered showers Highs: 67 to 74 Wind: W 10 to 15 mph Extended: Thursday: Partly sunny Chance for showers, mainly south Lows: 45 to 55 Highs: 62 to 72 Friday: Mostly sunny Lows: 45 to 55 Highs: 70s Saturday: Mostly sunny Lows: 50s Highs: 78 to 85 Hyper-Extended: Sunday: Partly cloudy Lows: 52 to 62 Highs: 80s Monday: Partly sunny Chance for showers Lows: 60s Highs: 80s

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