Sat 03-DEC-2016 11 P.M. News Script

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Good evening, thanks for joining us, I'm Adam Sullivan. A medical examiner is working to identify nine victims of a fire that ripped through an Oakland California warehouse. That number is expected to rise and now- we are learning more about the building's troubled past. Danielle Nottingham has the latest.

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OAKLAND CITY OFFICIALS SAY A CONVERTED WAREHOUSE THAT WENT UP IN FLAMES WAS UNDER INVESTIGATION FOR CODE VIOLATIONS. (sot Darin Ranelletti: Planning Building Director) There was an inspection at the property we were able to confirm blight at the property and we are still investigating allegation of unpermitted construction THE FIRE TORE THROUGH THE OAKLAND GHOST SHIP WAREHOUSE AS DOZENS OF PEOPLE ATTENDED A RAVE PARTY FRIDAY NIGHT. AT LEAST 9 PEOPLE WERE KILLED BUT OFFICIALS BELIEVE MORE VICTIMS COULD BE BURIED UNDER DEBRIS CAUSED WHEN THE ROOF COLLAPSED. (SOT SGT. RAY KELLY, ALAMEDA COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE) WE EXPECT THE NUMBER OF DECEASED TO GO UP. HOW FAR, I DON'T KNOW. WE'RE EXPECTING THE WORSE. MAYBE A COUPLE OF DOZEN. BRIDGE: INVESTIGATORS ARE TAKING FINGER PRINTS TO HELP IDENTIFY THE DEAD. THEY SAY THEY MAY BRING IN CADAVER DOGS TO HELP SEARCH FOR MORE VICTIMS. BOB MULE WAS A RESIDENT ARTIST IN THE BUILDING AND MADE IT OUT ALIVE WITH SOME MINOR BURNS... BUT HE DOESN'T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED TO HIS FRIEND.. (sot BOB MULE, SURVIVOR) I HAVEN'T SEEN HIM. THERE'S BEEN FLAMES SHOOTING OUT THE BUILDING FOR THE LAST 30 MINUTES. I HOPE HE'S OK. (EMOTIONAL) FAMILY MEMBERS GATHERED AT A STAGING AREA SEARCHING FOR ANSWERS ABOUT THE FATE OF THEIR LOVED ONES. (EVAN RODRIGUEZ, FAMILY MEMBER IS MISSING) WE HAVEN'T HEARD FROM HIM BUT WE DO KNOW HE WAS THERE. OFFICIALS IT COULD TAKE SEVERAL MORE DAYS TO GO THROUGH THE ENTIRE BUILDING. DANIELLE NOTTINGHAM, CBS NEW, OAKLAND.

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Fire consumed several buildings in Boston today. The 10 alarm fire in Cambridge began around 3 this afternoon. At least 7 buildings were impacted and dozen of people have been displaced. Two police officers and one fire fighter were injured responding to the fire. At this time, no other injuries were reported. We do not know what started the fire. Officials say the building where the flames were first reported has collapsed.

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Charges have been filed in connection with a fatal car crash in the Upper Valley. It happened Friday in Hanover. Police say 21-year-old Zachery Warner, of Canaan New Hampshire was under the influence when he rolled is pickup truck. 25-year-old Kyle Boisvert (boy-vare) died in the crash. Two other passengers were also injured. Warner has been charged with negligent homicide and aggravated driving while under the influence.

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The lawyer of Pittsfield woman-- awarded three quarters of a million dollars-- in a civil suit against Killington Mountain is speaking out. Taylor Young reports.

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Nadine Price was an avid skier, instructor, and pass holder at Killington Mountain for almost three decades. ((Nats mountain)) But on October 1st -- over five years ago-- her relationship with the mountain and the people around her drastically changed. ((Chris Larson/Attorney: "for her... Her life is completely different.")) After hiking Killington on a cold rainy day -- Price got in a gondola heading down the mountain. She was about half way when it came to a halt-- because bad weather. She was left dangling about the tree tops for nearly six hours. ((Chris Larson/Attorney: she expected to die and probably would have died.")) Price suffered mild hypothermia -- but it was the mental impact of the incident -- her attorney Chris Larson says is the reason 12 out of 12 jury members granted her more money than they asked for. ((Chris Larson/Attorney: 12 people people from out community here in Rutland county listened to the evidence about PTSD understood it and understood how serious it is.")) When the trials outcome was posted on WCAX's Facebook page -- comments poured in ... many questioned the seriousness of the situation Price was in. One commenter stated: "Pstd? What an insult to our troops coming home with actual ptsd" Another posted, "I would have enjoyed an overnight in there. FOR FREE!" ((Chris Larson/Attorney: It's hard to understand and it's hard to know why some people see some terrible dramatic thing or experience some traumatic event and get over it and some people don't. But it doesn't mean it's not real.")) ((Taylor Young/Stand up: "We reached out to Killington and they declined to comment. At this time we do not know if the mountain plans to appeal the ruling. Taylor Young - Channel 3 News - Killington."))

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A river of light in Waterbury this evening. The 7th annual River of Light parade that is. Local photographer Gordon Miller took these photos of the event. The lanterns featured in the parade were made by local elementary school students and community members. Street bands performed. Dancing and a bonfire also entertained the hundreds who attended.

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Two Channel 3 employees were honored this evening by the Vermont Association of Broadcasters. Bob Davis is well known for his work behind the camera. He has been a photographer here at Channel 3 for more than 30 years. His was given a distinguished service award at tonight's event. And of course-- everyone knows Sharon. Sharon Meyer has been delivering the forecast for three decades as well. She was inducted into the VAB hall of fame. Congratulation Bob and Sharon.

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Some snow has returned today. RADAR: A trough brought persistent snow showers today, especially in the mountains. Snow showers will gradually taper to flurries tonight. Some spots (mainly the higher elevations) have received over 6 inches of snow today. WAKEUP WEATHER: Scattered flurries. Low: 20/28. More snow in the forecast.

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coming up on tonight's news... care packages for soldiers a long way from home... plus... We'll head to the salt spa ... For some holiday pampering...

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It's a holiday event that sends soldiers overseas a little piece of home. A non-profit called Vermont Supports runs the holiday project each year. Over 500 packages were put together containing toiletries, snacks, socks, and other essentials that troops requested. They also included trees, lights, and ornaments. It took them less than 2 hours to package all the supplies and send them off.

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((Shawn Timson/Vermont Supports 7440 04:40:29 "We had a young lady who made ornaments this year specifically for the soldiers. She hand made them all. It was a clear thing that she had to put together. She put salt in as the snow. She stuck a toy soldier and put a little flag and glued him in there and put some Vermont pine tree little pieces in there so they could have a little piece of Vermont." 04:40:45)) Organizers say the annual event began as a small project in 2009 when they boxed up supplies right at home. Now, they set up at the Elks lodge in St. Johnsbury. They say they had fewer donations this year, but, plenty of volunteers.

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If you need a little pampering this holiday season-- Montgomery Center might be the perfect spot. Ike Bendavid takes us there.

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( (Nats)) Take your shoes off ((Nats)) Its time to De-stress and revitalize....At a salt spa. ((NATS)) But how does the salt help? (Sarita khan Owner ) ((3.42.27.26 "The salt acts like a tooth brush to the lungs it clean the bronchial passages it's known to be great for copd, emphysema, smokers cough, asthma, allergies .. Any thing to do with the respiratory system." 3.42.45.24)) (ike Bendavid) ((4.53.02.14 I'm inside this man made cave full of over 20,000 pounds of polish pink salt . Making this spa a one of a kind for natural healing . 4.53.15.26)) At first glance the halotherapy had some people questioning the benefits. (Amy Cockren/Local) ((4.31.25.14 What's this all about " 4.31.26.13)) (Chaz Shepherd) ((4.11.04.18 "I didnt really know anything them. Its something I have never heard of." 4.11.07.21)) (Ellen cataoano/) ((5.11.55.21 "I thought it was weird . I have never heard of it " 5.11.58.10)) From sitting in zero gravity chairs in the Salt Cave. To the Salt Detox massage. After spending a few sessions at the Spa. The benefits can be seen. ( Saline...?) (Ellen cataoano) ((5.12.10.00 "It was amazing " 5.12.11.20)) (Amy cockren) ((4.35.58.06 I'm not much of a spa person.. I'm skeptical .. But this is working . Not immediate .. I'm not running around saying I'm cured but I do think there are some benefits to it. 4.36.10.16)) (Chaz shepherd) ((4.11.30.20 I have seasonal allergies . I come in and sit down for 45 min and come out and I'm breathing better 4.11.38.14 )) It's a way to spice up the normal routine, with some natural benefits. (Sarita khan Owner) ((3.49.27.22 It's hard in today's busy day and age to really relax and let your mind .. Chill out a hour getting the healthy effects of the salt at the same time // 3.49.38.26)) Ike Bendavid Channel 3 news Montgomery Center

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CURRENT: Very light snow. Low 30s. RADAR/SATELLITE: Snow showers will gradually taper to scattered flurries tonight. A few flurries will persist into Sunday morning. TEMPERATURES: Currently in the upper 20s to low 30s. USA LOOP: High pressure will pay us a brief visit on Sunday, with some afternoon sunshine. A weak system will then bring light snow late Sunday night and through Monday.

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FORECAST: SUNDAY: AM flurries, then partly sunny. High: 27/35. Wind: NW 5-10 mph SUNDAY NIGHT: Increasing clouds. Light snow after midnight. Low: 17/25. Wind: Light MONDAY: Light snow likely. 1 to 2 inches possible. High: 30/38. Low: 20/28. Wind: Light TUESDAY: Partly sunny. High: 30s. Low: 25/35 WEDNESDAY: Light rain/snow mix. High: 30s. Low: 25/35 THURSDAY: Snow, possibly mixed with rain. Moderate accumulation possible. High: 30s. Low: 15/25 FRIDAY: Mostly cloudy. Scattered snow showers. High: 20s. Low: 10/20 SATURDAY: Mostly cloudy. Scattered flurries. High: 20s

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Church Street in Burlington is known for it's shopping and this time of year-- there's an added incentive to hit the stores. Rose Gomez reports.

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Meet Banana. This 22 year old miniature horse from Jericho has been a holiday icon on Church Street for more than a decade. ((Marge Alden/Jericho 7459 04:47:32 "We had a little girl who used to come when she was five. She's 23 now, and she remembers her first ride with Banana." 04:47:41)) He and two other miniature horses were out on Saturday giving free carriage rides to kids and adults. ((Marge Alden/Jericho 7459 04:47:02 "They're a wonderful animal. They're very sweet, very easy to train. They're not like ponies, because they have a good attitude." 04:47:12)) The carriage rides kicked off last weekend as the holiday shopping season began. Stores say since Black Friday, shoppers have been out in full force. ((Patrick Wolkoff/Assistant Manager Vermont Flannel 7488 04:55:41 "it was like super crazy especially on Black Friday this year, and it's definitely carried over into the week, but I'd say this time of year, at least this year, it's been really concentrated on the weekends." 04:55:53)) Carriage rides aren't the only attraction for shoppers-- it's the wide range of stores they like to see. ((Elizabeth Perry/Burlington 7498 04:58:57 "Church street is a really great place to shop. There's a pretty good range of local businesses and chains.I probably do a mixture of shopping on Church Street and then just other places in Burlington like in the South End and stuff." 04:59:12)) But for those who leave the stores empty handed, the horses are ready to bring a smile to their faces. ((Marge Alden/Jericho 7459 04:45:58 "The horses really enjoy it, and so do we. It's the right time of year." 04:46:04)) The mini horses will be out every Saturday through the 17th, spreading holiday cheer for all ages. Rose Gomez, Channel 3 News, Burlington.

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Ever since the top ranked Plattsburgh women's hockey team suffered it's first loss of the season back on November 20th, the Cardinals have gone to another gear. Plattsburgh has won its last 3 games by a combined score of 14-4. Plattsburgh back home today for the first time since suffering that 3-2 loss to Oswego. Potsdam the opponent at Stafford. --- Camille Leonard stopping all 11 shots she faces, flashing the leather here to rob Lucy Condon in the second. --- Plattsburgh takes a 1-0 lead after one and finally breaks this one open later in the second, Melissa Sheeran goes coast to coast, past a few Potsdam defenders. It's 2-0 Plattsburgh. --- Later in the period, the puck comes out to Erin Brand at the point and she blasts it home! 3-0 Plattsburgh after two. --- More from Sheeran in the third period, takes the loose puck, wraps it around and in. Plattsburgh wins this one 5-0. A hat trick for Sheerhan, but it was that second goal that broke the game open.

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(((Melissa Sheeran/"Honestly I think I was mad because I was getting stopped the first run around, and then Kayla, we had another great breakout, Kayla got the puck to me and honestly I don't really know how it happened, sometimes it just happens and you know, I got around her and slid it five hole."))) --- (((Kevin Houle/"You know she can do it, that's the thing, right? She's a great player, she's very determined, very strong and you know nothing really surprises me in what she does out there and it was just a great individual effort, great finish.")))

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The UVM women's hockey team out at number 10 Northeastern today. --- trailing by a goal in the final minute of the third period, extra attacker on the ice, Daria O'Neill's shot off the boards goes to Viktoria Andreakos. We're going to overtime tied at 1. --- a minute into overtime, Alyssa Gorecki's shot goes off the crossbar then off a Huskies skate and in. Thank you very much. --- The Cats with a 2-1 stunner in Overtime over Northeastern. It's Vermont's second win over a ranked opponent this season. Same two teams tomorrow at Matthews Arena.

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On NSN today, the 10th ranked Norwich men taking on number 12 Babson. The Cadets fresh off a win over number 8 Umass Boston yesterday. --- Ty Reichenbach faces 18 shots and he stops them all including this one here in the second period. --- Scoreless game less than four minutes left in the third, Paul Rusell makes the steal and finds Tyler Piacentini for the score. The Captain adds an empty netter late. Norwich with a solid 2-0 win, a weekend sweep of ranked opponents for the Cadets.

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Final day of World Cup Luge in Lake Placid. The U.S. men with a good showing on Saturday. Today, the Women are looking for a repeat of last year when the swept the podium. --- Erin Hamlin won a world championship at Lake Placid in 2009 and was the World Cup winner at Mount Van Hoevenberg last season, had a very tough day on her home course. She skids a bit midway through her second run and finishes seventh. ---- The Americans were shut out of the podium in singles. Team USA getting a fourth place finish from Summer Britcher. She was second after the first run, but lost some time midway through run two. Britcher has been fourth or better in six of her last 13 World Cup starts, but she was dissapointed after this perofrmance. --- The U.S. does bounce back in the Relays, the team of Britcher, Tucker West, Matt Mortensen and Jayson Terdiman earn a bronze. Yesterday, West won the men's race while Mortensen and Terdiman took silver in doubles. --- Team Canada had one of its best days in World Cup history, winning the relay and taking silver and bronze in singles.

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Congrats to CVU senior, Tyler Marshall. He finished 36th today out of about 200 athletes at the Nike Cross Nationals in Portland, Oregon, His time was 16 minutes, 14.5 seconds. Marshall is the first Vermont male to compete in this national competition.

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the St. Mike's men's basketball team hosting conference rival Stonehill --- opening minutes of the game, Matt Bonds driving, gets it to fall, Purple Knights within two --- late in the first, Zaire Williams kicks out to Levi Holmes, he knocks down the three to tie this game up and he had more --- Holmes off the inbound knocks down the long two from the corner, he had 18, but the Skyhawks up 4 --- and that's where Stonehill started to pull away. Check out the ball movement, four Hawks touch the ball before Ryan Logan lays it in to push the lead to six --- then it's KJ Lee finding Will Moreton from long distance, the triple makes it a 12 point advantage --- and those two would combine to end the half, Lee with the great drive, can't get the shot to fall, but Moreton there on the rebound Stonehill goes on to win it 97-82

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Earlier in the day, the St. Mike's women taking on Stonehill. --- The Purple Knights in control for most of this game, second quarter, Leah Spencer to the basket for 2 of her 9 points. --- Samantha Delaney with a game high 18 points and this block right before the half. St. Mike's had a 12 point lead at one point in the thrid quarter, but they watch that lead go away in the fourth, COURTNEY Walsh buries three with a minute to go, stonehill up 3. --- St. Mike's gets the ball down one in the final seconds, but EMILY FERRERI's three is off the mark. After starting conference play 3-0, St. Mike's has lost its second straight, 59-58 the final.

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The UVM women's basketball team is back in action tomorrow afternoon at 3-2 Temple. Tip off is set for 2pm. It's a home coming for Cats Coach Chris Day, who is from Philadelphia. Vermont hasn't quite found its rhythm yet, not having been able to string together back to back wins. However, the team played maybe its best game of the season on Wednesday in a 63-52 victory over Holy Cross. The Owls are a late addition to the schedule, but they could prove to be another strong building block for the Cats as they strive for consistency.

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(((Candice Wright/"I'm excited. I'm up for the challenge. They're athletic, pretty fast, but I think we're ready."))) (((Chris Day/"We're going down there to win, no question about it. I scheduled this game after the North Carolina drop, to bring more toughness to us and what better way than to go to North Philly against Temple, to teach our kids that.")))


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