Sat 28-MAY-2016 11 P.M. News Script

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Good evening, thanks for joining us, I'm Adam Sullivan. There is more turmoil tonight surrounding Donald Trump and his presidential campaign. Protestors clashed with police in southern California and a one on one debate with Senator Bernie Sanders now seems very unlikely. Julianna Goldman reports.

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(nat) then he changed his mind and said yes, then he changed his mind and said no (1009) IN AN INTERVIEW FOR FACE THE NATION BERNIE SANDERS SAID HE DOESN'T KNOW WHY DONALD TRUMP BACKED AWAY FROM DEBATING HIM. (sot) maybe we'll get a call in 5 mins where he'll say again (1012) I think that is who Donald Trump is. TRUMP RELEASED A STATEMENT YESTERDAY SAYING IT WAS INAPPROPRIATE FOR HIM TO DEBATE THE SECOND PLACE FINISHER.. (nat) Clinton - , *laughs* // trump doesn't sound very serious. WHILE HILLARY CLINTON LAUGHED OFF THE IDEA, THE TRUMP AND SANDERS CAMPAIGNS SPENT TWO DAYS GOING BACK AND FORTH ABOUT A CALIFORNIA DEBATE - TRUMP SAID HE WOULD PARTICIPATE IF THE EVENT RAISED BETWEEN $10- $15 MILLION DOLLARS FOR WOMEN'S HEALTH CHARITIES. (AS PROTESTER STARTS) Get em out, get em out (boos from audience) HE DIDN'T MENTION THE DEFUNCT DEBATE AT HIS LAST TWO RALLIES IN CALIFORNIA FRIDAY EVENING. (nat) protestors) CHANTS OF STOP THE HATE ,// Trump pinatas WHICH WERE MET WITH FIERCE PROTESTS.MANY WERE RALLYING AGAINST THE PRESUMPTIVE REPUBLICAN NOMINEE'S IMMIGRATION PROPOSALS. (NAT)PROTESTER: You are going to destroy this country//, (MAN in trump costume saying " this is great! what is great"; PROTESTER: We need to stand up for ourselves! ; trump pinatas ) IN SAN DIEGO, POLICE IN RIOT GEAR CLASHED WITH PROTESTORS AND DOZENS OF PEOPLE WERE ARRESTED. JG, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON

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Police are continuing to investigate a homicide in Littleton New Hampshire. The incident occurred Friday night at a home on West Main Street. New Hampshire's major crimes unit, local police and members of the attorney general's office are investigating. According to Caledonian Record-- an eyewitness at the scene reported hearing gunshots at approximately 10:30 Friday night and then seeing a vehicle leave the area at a high rate of speed. One person was found dead-- the name of the victim has not been released.

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A woman has died in a motorcycle accident in Chazy New York. The accident happened on Route 9 just north of Dunn Road. According to the Plattsburgh Press Republican-- the operator of the motorcycle attempted to pass the front-end loader, but ran into it and was ejected. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Her name has not been released.

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A lewd and lascivious charge against a Woodford man. Police say Paul Lambert was spotted masturbating while he stood nude on the side of Route 9 in Woodford. Other witnesses allegedly saw Lambert driving- while committing the same act. HE was eventually pulled over in Bennington-- and taken into custody. The 53-year-old was cited to appear in court in June.

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Police are investigating a series of vandalism cases-- involving a BB gun. Police in Burlington say over the past 2 months-- more that 30 car windows have been shot out. There have been similar cases in Colchester and Winooski. Burlington Police are offering a 5-hundred dollar reward for any information leading to an arrest.

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A Burlington bar-- surrounded by controversy - is closing it's doors for good. According to multiple posts on social media-- Zen Lounge is closing up shop after tonight. The bar was the subject of a Vermont liquor control board hearing -- after a string of violent incidents -- including a fatal shooting outside the bar this past December. Burlington police say bar has a history of not cooperating with law enforcement. At this time- a reason for closing is not being disclosed.

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ON this Memorial Day Weekend-- a parade in Essex Junction today to honor those who have served. Rose Spillman reports..

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Trumpets, drums, and an array of instruments could be heard as bands marched throughout Essex Junction on Saturday. It's a sound Steven Jurnak looks forward to every year at the Memorial Day Parade. ((Steven Jurnak/Essex Center 4588 00:59:56 "I don't have a set favorite part. I like everything about it. I mean I like meeting all the different politicians. I like all the floats. There's lots of good bands. A lot of parades, they don't have enough bands. This parade's always great. They always have a lot of bands, so I like that part about it." 01:00:10)) Hundreds of people lined the streets to see the many performers and participants. Some like Jurnak never miss it, but for others, it was a first time experience. ((Heather Sawyer/Essex 4589 01:02:12 "What about the music?")) ((Mackenzie Sawyer/3 Years Old 4589 "Yea.")) ((Heather Sawyer/Essex 4589 "Yea? What was your favorite part about the music?")) ((Mackenzie Sawyer/3 Years Old 4589 "When they danced.")) ((Heather Sawyer/Essex 4589 "When they were dancing? Yea." 01:02:22)) For over 30 years the community has celebrated the holiday and honored the nation's heroes with the parade that brings over 100 groups together to march, drive, or dance through town. ((Chelsae Smith/Essex Junction 00:58:28 "I liked the Shriners." 00:58:30)) ((Robert Barbour/Essex Junction 00:58:31 "Me personally I liked the fire trucks and all that. Thought about becoming a firefighter, so volunteer maybe or something. Yea that'd be fun." 00:58:39)) Local school athletes, boy scouts, and politicians were just a few of the characters highlighted in the parade. Floats competed for the award of best demonstration of parade theme, most creative, or most community oriented. ((Steven Jurnak/Essex Center 4588 01:00:32 "Lots of good stuff. You know everything. Lots of good handouts and freebies. Got to see a lot of dogs. Like they got a canine unit. SO everything was great. Including the weather." 01:00:42)) Members of the military branches who marched brought the fun of the parade back to the heart of the holiday. ((Steven Jurnak/Essex Center 4588 01:00:56 "A lot of the different divisions start off with some type of color guard, which makes you put it all in perspective as to why you're here. So that's one thing I love about the Essex Parade." 01:01:07)) A reminder of the sacrifices made by fallen veterans--and a celebration of the freedom that current soldiers continue to protect. Rose Spillman, Channel 3 News, Essex Junction.

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Burlington hit 90 degrees today, the second day in a row of 90 or higher. If we do it again tomorrow (which we might), that would make it an official heat wave (3 days in a row of 90 degrees or higher). RADAR: Nothing going on around here tonight, but thunderstorms are likely Sunday afternoon. Some patchy fog can be expected tonight. MARATHON FORECAST: 8 AM...Partly sunny and humid, and temperatures in the low 70s. 11 AM... Partly sunny and humid. Upper 70s to low 80s. 2 PM... Possible thunderstorm. Temperatures in the mid to upper 80s.

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Coming up on tonight's news... A warning for big rigs crossing the border in New York... plus... We'll taste the fries at Roxies and find out what makes them so good ......

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The Rouses Point border crossing in northern New York will be temporarily closed to trucks and larger vehicles starting June 6th. In the mean time-- big rigs will be diverted to other crossings including in Champlain New York. A construction project on the border crossing is expected to last through July. But the temporary diversion of commercial and oversized vehicles is expected to last only about two weeks. U.S. Customs and Border Protection will make an announcement when larger vehicles can again cross at Rouses Point.

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What makes the french fries special at Roxies in Castleton? Generations of love. Julie Kelley reports.

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It's about 11:30 ... Just down Route 4A from Castleton Corners ... and ... things are about to get cooking on this food wagon. (TC - 00:14:34:00) ((Joel Smith/First Customer I said lets go get some lunch some place and she said, lets go to Roxies!)) Roxies is short for Roxies Famous French Fries - Most days, you'll find owners Sandi and Tony Rivers cooking. They're getting an assist from her daughter Amanda on this day. (00:08:39:00) ((Sandi Rivers/Roxies owner It was in my blood. I've done it all my life.)) Roxies has been in Sandi's family since 1956 --- they're celebrating 60 years. With a history that long, there's even a book about it! (TC - 00:06:44:00) ((Sandi Rivers/ Roxies Owner My grandmother lived next door to us. We were over in the other house. The wagon was always there. That's my grandmother! Gertrude Ramson.)) Sandi started helping out in her grandmother's food wagon when was twelve. After many years at Rutland City Park, Sandi says, in the 1970's Roxies ended up at the Vermont State Fair. She bought it in 1995 and landed here a year later. (( Billie Jo - " I like to dip it with their relish her too. I think that compliments it. They make their own relish and I always ask for relish on the side please!)) Amanda has been serving them up for about 26 years now- first with her grandmother and now with her mom ... (TC - 00:27:32:00) ((Amanda Kuehn Anybody in our family was at risk of getting thrown in at some point or another.)) And that's true of the fourth generation too ---- Amanda's two daughters --- Ella and Rowan have pitched in from time to time ... So what is the secret to those famous fries? ((00:10:37:00 Love! They're made with love! 00:10:44:00)) On the fry tour in Castleton ... Julie Kelley, Channel 3 News.

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CURRENT: Mainly clear. Upper 70s. RADAR/SATELLITE: Mainly clear out there tonight, with patchy fog possible. The radar will be more busy Sunday afternoon, as thunderstorms develop. RADAR/TEMPERATURS: Many spots still in the 70s. The cooler areas are in the 60s. DEWPOINTS: In the upper 50s to low 60s. It will be more humid on Sunday, with dewpoints well into the 60s. USA LOOP: Tropical Storm Bonnie off the Carolina coast will stay to our south. Winds are 45 mph. Sunday will have PM thunderstorms here, but it should be quiet for most of the Vermont City Marathon. A cold front will bring a few more showers and thunderstorms on Memorial Day.

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FORECAST: SUNDAY: Partly sunny & humid. Scattered PM thunderstorms. Some heavy downpours. High: 82/90. Wind: S 5-10 mph SUNDAY NIGHT: Showers & thunderstorms, especially early. Low: 57/65. Wind: Light MEMORIAL DAY: Partly sunny. Few showers & thunderstorms. High: 77/85. Low: 50/58. Wind: SW 5-10 mph TUESDAY: Partly sunny. High: 70s. Low: 45/55 WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny. High: 70s. Low: 45/55 THURSDAY: Mostly sunny. High: 70s. Low: 45/55 FRIDAY: Mostly cloudy. Chance for showers. High: 65/75. Low: 50s SATURDAY: Mostly cloudy. Chance for showers. High: 60s

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People across the region will soon have a chance to play a new interactive game-- called the Escape Room. Alex Hirsch reports

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You may have heard of it… NATS-Picking a lock It's a game that's gone viral…and is in most big cities… NATS FROM VIDEO And it's coming to Vermont (00:03:00:11) ((Mike Garber-Founder, Esc4pe Room, Burlington im from here and thought you know where this needs to happen is in burlington.)) Mike Garber, is from Grand Isle, left Vermont to live in North Carolina, and is now back. And with him he brings Escape Room. The first of its kind in Vermont. So what exactly is Escape Room? (00:35:16:00) ((Mike Garber You are competeting with a group in a space, with a clock, and competting and communicating directly with the room with your hands)) It's taken a months to build… NATS-Screwdriver starting from an empty basement of a bank NATS to now a fully functional game… And unlike most of its kind, it has only one theme…a spy club (00:06:17:27) ((Mike Garber What we are trying to do here is sort of follow the comic book with sequels concept where each room builds on the last room)) (00:34:41:19) ((Mike Garber Its an activity that you can do with a group of friends, or co-workers or even family members of different ages and i think thats sort of the fun part about it is that it can bring together any group. )) Christian Campbell is one of the beta testers and he thinks one of the KEY aspects is that it is live action. (00:23:58:22) ((Christian Campbell being able to think about things and solving puzzles that just arent maybe on a computer or a piece of paper, being in a three dimensional puzzle)) ((NATS-leaving the room)) 00:26:51:00 ((Christian Campbell The hour went by relatively quickly)) (00:26:58:09) ((Christian Campbell it was fun to feel like you got something accomplished as a group.)) Unlocking a new world of gaming Alex Hirsch Channel 3 news Burlington

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The Middlebury women's lacrosse team got back to the NCAA d-3 final four for the second straight year. But, could the Panthers get over the hump this afternoon and reach the NCAA title game? The 5th ranked Panthers with just one loss on the season taking on number 1, undefeated Cortland. --- The Red Dragons score the first goal of the game, but Middlebury answers with four straight. Chrissy Ritter with one of those scores. The Panthers go up 4-1. --- Cortland comes back to tie the game at 4, but the Panthers Bridget Instrum gets her team the lead once again scoring two straight. She had 4 goals on the day. 6-4 Middlebury. --- Check this out, Ali Sciaretta for Middlebury picks up the ball off the bounce and scores with just .2 seconds left in the half. Middlebury up 7-5 at the break. --- The Panthers score 5 of the first 6 goals of the second half. Laurel Pascal and Mary O'Connell just on fire in the Chester, Pennsylvania heat, they each had 4 goals in the game. three players with 12 of Middlebury's 16 goals. The Panthers win 16-11 advancing to the NCAA Championship for the first time since 2004. They end Cortland's 40 game win streak and avenge last year's semi-final loss to the Red Dragons. Middlebury will go for it's 6th national title in school history tomorrow at 3:30 against Trinity, the one team to beat the Panthers this season.

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High School boys lacrosse regular season finale and a good one at South Burlington between the 12-3 Rebels and 13-1 CVU. --- Late second quarter, CVU adding to it's two goal lead, Charlie Bernicke to Matt Palmer who goes upstairs. 5-2 Redhawks. --- South Burlington answers right back before the half, Kyle Murakami finds a cutting Nick Liscinsky for the score. 5-3 CVU at the break. --- Early third quarter, the Rebels Murakami picks up the loose ball, Calvin Hultgren gets hit in the back but finds a way to put it in. 5-4 Redhawks. --- That's as close as it gets. With 2 minutes left in the third, CVU's Dylan Schaefer finds Owen McCuin in front. 6-4 Redhawks after three, and they'd keep it going in the fourth. CVU wins 10-6, they'll be in the number 1 seed in division one state tournament next week.

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Well a trip to Oregon for the NCAA Track and Field National Championships was not in the cards for CVU grad Autumn Eastman. The Georgetown Sophomore finished 39th in the 5000 meters at the East Prelims in Jacksonville Florida, with only the top 12 moving on. On the otherhand, Dartmouth's Dana Giordano is headed west. She finished with the 9th best time in the 1500.

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A hot day at the Essex Invitational. The top 6 in each event at this annual meet qualify for the New England Regionals. --- Let's start with the boys field events. CVU's Max Rieley in the discus edges out Pole Vault winner Missisquoi's Peyton McAllister with a toss of 130 feet. --- In the boys triple jump, Brattleboro's Jasper Reed takes the crown by about 2 inches. His top jump going 42 feet, 3 and three-quarter inches. --- Another dominant performance by Burlington's Ismail Liban in the boys 400. Liban finishes in 50.18 seconds. --- it was much closer in the 100 meters. Chike Asanya of Essex and Jalen Carter of U-32. Asanya *just* gets the win in 11.37 seconds. Carter did get a win in the boys Javelin today. --- Another stellar finish in the 800. Peter Feehan of Essex leads most of the way but Gannon McKearin of Proctor comes on strong and passes him right before the finish line to win in 2 minutes, zero point 32 seconds. --- Let's move to the girls events. Sade (SHA-day) Hankey of Essex wins the girls triple jump. Her top leap coming in at 36 feet, 3 and a quarter inches, almost a foot better than runner up Grace Cook from St. J. --- Cook did win the long jump however and her teammate Katherine Cowan was also pretty dominant today, she wins the 300 hurdles in 48.87 seconds. She also takes the 100 hurdles and anchors the 4 by 100 team that takes first as well. --- Speaking of dominance, how about Sonia John of Rice? John once again sweeps the sprints, winning the 100 in 12.64 seconds. She claims the 200 and 400 as well. --- In the girls 800, It's Oxbow's Izzy Giesing beating out Dina John of Rice by almost two seconds to win in 2 minutes, 21.66 seconds. The division 4 state meet is this Friday, the other 3 divisions have their state meets a week from today.

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8,000 runners are ready to brave the heat tomorrow morning in the 28th annual Vermont City Marathon. The race will start at 8 am with the handcyclisits, followed by the runners three minutes later. A familiar face will be making her return to the VCM tomorrow. 6-time women's champ Heidi Westover is back after a 2-year break. The 35 year old from Walpole New Hampshire has been in some races, but she hasn't competed in a marathon since winning Vermont back in 2013. --- On the men's side, Matt Pelletier is looking for his 6th victory. He claimed number 5 last year. Pelletier recently moved from Rhode Island to Connecticut, but today he was moving all around the Sports and Fitness expo at the Sheraton in Burlington. After winning last year's marathon, Pelletier said he was going to get a VCM tattoo and that's exactly what he did. We'll see it tomorrow on his thigh, but today he was handing out VCM temporary tattoos to anyone that said hello.

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(((Matt Pelletier/"Five was pretty special. Had you asked me five years ago if I would have five wins here at VCM, I would've said no. It's a competitive race. It's getting even more competitive every year. To get win number five last year was really special, every win after that is gravy. It's a special race and I'll keep coming back as long as they have me.")))


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