Sat 24-SEP-2016 11 P.M. News Script


Good evening, thanks for joining us, I'm Adam Sullivan. Police in Charlotte, North Carolina have released some of the video officers recorded during the minutes leading to the fatal shooting of a 43-year-old black man on Tuesday. Kenneth Craig has the latest.


The dash cam video shows Charlotte officers surrounding a car yelling drop the gun, you can also hear a woman saying he doesnt have a gun. Scott eventually gets out of an SUV, his hands at his side as he backs away. You continue to hear someone yell drop the gun and then shots are fired. Nats bang bang bang bang From another angle, body camera video shows an officer pointing a gun at Scott while the 43-year-old stands outside his car. Police Chief Kerr Putney says Scott had a gun in his hand, but that cannot be seen on the video. The department also released a photograph of a gun found at the scene and said tests revealed Scotts DNA and fingerprints on the weapon. The police chief said officers were at the scene to arrest someone else but got involved with Scott after they noticed him with marijuana and a gun. (SOT: Chief Kerr Putney / Charlotte - Mecklenburg Police Chief) "What we're releasing are the objective facts. Nats.Don't shoot, he has no weapon. Scott's wife insists her husband did not have a gun. (STAND UP: KENNETH CRAIG / CBS NEWS / CHARLOTTE) Family members said they are happy the footage was finally released but they arent satisfied. (SOT: Ray Dotch / Brother in Law) We are left with far more questions than answers. Doesn't make sense how this incident resulted in a loss of life. Nats ; 'Keith Scott! Keith Scott! ' Hundreds of protesters peacefully demonstrated for a fifth day Saturday. A citywide curfew remains in effect. Kenneth Craig, CBS News, Charlotte.


The manhunt has ended in Washington State for the person police say is responsible for gunning down five people in a mall. Authorities say the gunman opened fire at the Cascade Mall Friday night, killing four females and a male. He was taken into custody this evening. At this time-- the suspect's name has not been released and we do NOT know a motive for the shooting. Dozens of people attended a prayer service for the victims today.


Part of Church Street in Burlington was evacuated today-- due to a suspicious suitcase. Burlington City Police tweeted a photo of the suitcase-- saying it had been thrown into the bushes outside city hall. A Vermont State Police Bomb Squad was called to the scene, and police evacuated an entire block of businesses along Church street between Main street and College street. A startling incident for those who witnessed the event.


((David Nyhan/Ri Ras Irish Restaurant & Pub "We were full, we had people in the middle of taking a bite of food and we had to get everyone out of the building. // Once everyone is safe is the main thing, all my staff, and my customers, are all safe , we can all be happy at the end of the day.")) Around 5:30pm police tweeted that the scene had been cleared. They say a person with mental health issues was responsible for placing the suitcase there.


A Champlain College student has passed away-- after a recent fall. The college says, 21-year-old Connor Glassett died Thursday in Syracuse, New York, after suffering a traumatic injury in a fall last weekend. Glassett was majoring in secondary education. Counseling is available through the Champlain Counseling Center.


A popular restaurant in Londonderry was burglarized. Police say Jake's Restaurant-- Route 100 in Londonderry-- was broken into during the overnight hours. Police say a safe and cash were taken. Anyone with information is asked to contact state police.


Phil Scott says his focus will be in Montpelier-- not on his business-- if elected governor. Scott's step father founded Dubois Construction 70 years ago. The company celebrated its birthday Saturday. Scott told the crowd at the party that -- after the primary -- his competitors raised questions about his ability to commit fully to the job as governor while he's also running a business. He says that if elected he will sell his shares and separate himself from Dubois Construction. Scott added that it was a difficult decision to make.


((TC 48:18:27 Title 1825 Phil Scott/Republican for Governor: "I also know that some voters would want to know that I want to be, will be, a full time governor focused only on serving the people of our state, fully committed to restoring the faith and trust in government we have lost in the last 6 years.")) A campaign representative for Sue Minter -- Scotts opponent in the race for governor-- released a statement saying Minter is glad that Scott has "finally acknowledged this conflict of interest" but questioned why he didn't acknowledge it sooner.

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Fall is here, and it's feeling like it! SATELLITE: High pressure is bringing clear skies tonight, with good radiational cooling. FROST/FREEZE ALERT: A *FROST ADVISORY* is in effect for most of the region (except the Champlain Valley) from 2 AM to 8 AM Sunday, and a *FREEZE WARNING* is in effect for Essex County, Vermont, and Coos County, New Hampshire. Tonight is the night to protect any outdoor plants you want to save. WAKEUP WEATHER: Clear, with patchy frost. Low: 30/38. Even cooler for Sunday.

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Walkers wear purple in Burlington... We'll tell you why.... plus... Find out why a corpse flower smells so bad......


Walking for recovery in Burlington. Hundreds of people -- dressed in purple -- made their way down Church Street as part of the Step Into Action Recovery Walk. Now in its 4th year -- organizers say the event is a way to cap off National Recovery Month -- and to celebrate recovery from addiction-- and raise awareness about resources available. Many of the walkers say they are either recovering from drug or alcohol themselves -- or know someone who is continuing with the struggle.


((TC 13:56:05 Title 1763 Laura Kessen/Walk Founder: "You're hearing about it every single day. You're hearing about the drug busts, the raids, people dying. So what we're trying to do is make a connection so that people can be on the otherside. They can start contributing back to this community." 14:11:02)) Before and after the walk -- speakers talked about addiction and shared stories of their journey through recovery.


A smelly flower is now in bloom at Dartmouth College. People have been flocking to Dartmouth's greenhouse to get a look and a wiff of the giant corpse flower. It gets it's name for the pungent smell when it opens. The last time that happened was 5 years ago. Greenhouse officials are pollinating the flower by hand. If it was in the wild-- it's the smell and color that helps in reproduction.


((Kim DeLong/Dartmouth College: "It uses beetles and flies as pollinators so those beetles and flies are attracted to fecis and dead bodies."// "It is a beautiful color, the purpose of that is going to look like dead meat so with color it also will draw the beetles and flies.")) Greenhouse officials say the flower will eventually be cut off and then be dormant for several months before a new leaf begins to grow-- which-- next time around, is expected to be 10 feet tall.


CURRENT: Clear. Low 50s. SATELLITE: Skies will be clear tonight, thanks to high pressure. Good radiational cooling will take place. TEMPERATURES: Most spots currently in the 40s. A chilly one tonight. SATELLITE/RADAR USA: A cold front is bringing a line of strong thunderstorms to the midwest. The eastern half of the United States is quiet. USA LOOP: High pressure will keep things quiet and cool through Monday, though Monday will be slightly warmer than Sunday will be.

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FORECAST: SUNDAY: Sunny & cool. High: 52/60. Wind: NW 5-10 mph SUNDAY NIGHT: Clear & cold. Frost/freeze likely. Low: 27/35. Wind: Light MONDAY: Mostly sunny & warmer. High: 57/65. Low: 42/50. Wind: SE 5-10 mph TUESDAY: Showers likely, especially AM. High: 55/65. Low: 40s WEDNESDAY: Partly sunny. High: 60s. Low: 35/45 THURSDAY: Partly sunny. High: 60s. Low: 40s FRIDAY: Mostly sunny. High: 60s. Low: 40s. SATURDAY: Mostly sunny. High: 65/75.

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A fun run in Essex Junction today- that was full of color. Rose Spillman reports.


Vermont's fall foliage season garners a lot of attention for the colors that dot the landscape each year, but another event brought a splash of color to Essex Junction this weekend: the Color Run. ((Ryleigh Whalan/12 Years Old 04:12:19 "This one had a lot of colors, and it was just really fun." 04:12:23)) Thousands came out to the Champlain Valley Exposition for the run that was so packed, groups of runners were released at the start in intervals to keep the course from overflowing. Twelve year old Hailey Williams came with soccer buddies to run and says the crowd just added to the excitement of the event. ((Hailey Williams/12 Years Old 04:12:35 "There's always a lot of people here, but this year it seems like it's a lot bigger than usual, but it's always a lot more fun when there's a lot of people, cause everyone interacts more cause everyone's so friendly here at the runs." 04:12:46)) Runners of all ages headed on a 3 mile course and were splashed with powdery, bright paint at every kilometer. The run isn't timed, and the only rules are to wear white and end the race covered in colors. The run was first founded nationally in 2011, and goes by the slogan the "Happiest 5k on Earth". Sarah Charland and co-worker Morgan Primard say it's that atmosphere that kept them going. ((Sarah Charland/Plattsburgh 4675 04:08:35 "We started to like a month ago we tried practicing, but for like the past month before it we didn't do a thing." 04:08:43)) ((Morgan Primard/Plattsburgh 4675 04:08:44 "We stopped. We just wung it today. It was awesome." 04:08:48)) The Color Run is a for profit event, but some of the proceeds are donated to charities. This year's nonprofit was Chill Burlington: a group that offers under-served youth programs to build self esteem through sports like snowboarding and skateboarding. ((Faith Whitney/12 Years Old 04:10:07 "It was pretty good. It was by far the funnest run I've ever done." 04:10:11)) Bringing a splash of tropical colors to Vermont--just in time for fall. Rose Spillman, Channel 3 News, Essex Junction.



New Hampshire motor Speedway welcoming the best of the ACT tonight. The annual Invitational just a prelude to tomorrow's chase for the sprint cup playoff at the magic mile. Barre's Nick sweet has the ACT points lead, but this race doesn't count towards those standings. --- Williamstown's Jimmy Hebert starts on the outside of row 1 and takes an early lead. --- Sweet has to battle his way up from row 15 in this 50 lap late model feature. --- Hebert opens up a pretty good lead over the first 35 laps and seems to be cruising to a win, but Sweet spins out in turn four, Hebert has to come back to the pack as the caution comes out. --- Hinesburg's Bobby Therrien takes a lead on the restart, but it's brief, eventually Hebert sneaks back around him to take the lead with 5 laps to go. --- But there are 2 cautions that come out during those 5 laps, it allows Eddie MacDonald to work his way into the lead and he hangs on for his second straight ACT invitational win and his 5th invitational victory overall. --- Hebert takes second. Despite what happened in the end, Hebert was happy with his performance.


(((Jimmy Hebert/"They definitely didn't do me any favors. I knew we had a really good car. I knew our car took a couple laps to get going on that restart which was what ultimately bit us in the end. We've led here quite a bit in past years. Can't seem to get the first place trophy but all in all it's a good run for our guys and had a lot of fun.")))


The Boston Red Sox clinched a playoff spot tonight. Boston beating the Rays, 6-4 for the team's 10th straight win. The Sox trailing 3-2 in the 7th inning, load the basses for Dustin Pedroia with 2 out. In an epic 8 pitch at bat, Pedroia takes danny farquhar deep for a grand slam. Sox starting pitcher, Rick Porcello wins his 22nd game of the season. Boston's magic number to clinch the AL East is down to 3.


The UVM men's hockey team has been picked to finish ninth in Hockey East according to the league's media poll released today. Boston University is the favorite picking up 22 first place votes. The Hockey East coach's comes out on Tuesday. The Cats host Concordia in its one and only preseason game a week from tonight.


The UVM men's soccer team hosting twin state rival Dartmouth today, as the Catamounts celebrate the new stadium at Virtue Field. --- Vermont with a chance to take an early lead on a penalty kick, but LOFTUR ERIKSSON fires it high over the net. --- just a few minutes later, Dartmouth's Emmanuel Arteaga to Jonathan Nierenberg who heads it home. It's 1-0 Big Green at the break. --- Vermont gets the equalizer in the 67th minute, Stefan Lamanna fires a rocket underneath the cross bar. This one goes to a second overtime knotted at 1. --- UVM with a chance to win it in the second OT, Lamana sending it across, Bernard Yeboh's header hits the crossbar. This one ends in a 1-1 tie. Vermont now 8-1-1- on the season, Dartmouth is 1-2-4.


The 1-0 Dartmouth Football team visiting Holy Cross this afternoon. --- tied at 7 late in the first quarter, Miles Smith takes the handoff for the Big Green and he's gone. 35 yards on the touchdown run. It's 14-7 Dartmouth after one. --- Final minute of the half, check this out, the Crusaders looking to punt out of their own endzone, but the punter drops the ball! Darius George falls on it in the endzone for a Dartmouth touchdown 21-7 Big Green at the break. --- They put it away early in the third on a Ryder Stone 4 yard touchdown run. After Holy Cross gets the first 7 of the game, Dartmouth scores 28 straight and goes on to the 35-10 win improving to 2-0.


at Middlebury, the Panthers football team opening the season against Bowdoin. The Middlebury women's lacrosse team receiving its national championship rings at the game. --- This one all Middlebury, Burlington's Jared Lebowitz making his first start at quarterback for the Panthers finds Ryan Rizzo for 20 yards down to the 2 yard line. --- The next play, Lebowitz keeps it himself for the touchdown. It's 21-3 Middlebury early in the second quarter. --- Later in that quarter, Bowdoin punting it away, but Middlebury's Matthew Daniel blocks it, recovered by teammate John Jackson at the Polar bear 28 yard line. --- On the very next play, Lebowitz with a jumping pass to Conrado Banky. 98 yards receiving for Banky. 28-3 Panthers. --- Then right before the half, check this out, Lebowitz throwing it up to the endzone, it looks like Bowdoin my intercept the pass, but the ball pops free right to Rizzo for the touchdown. 125 yards receiving for Rizzo, Lebowitz 369 yards passing to go with 5 passing touchdowns. The Panthers winning big in their opener, 40-3.


Staying at Middlebury, The third ranked panthers field hockey team meeting number one Bowdoin. The polar bears gave Middlebury it's only 2 losses of the season in 2015. The Panthers still went on to beat Bowdoin for the national title. --- Middlebury with a 2-1 lead in the second half and keeping it that way thanks to Goalie Emily Miller. 5 saves on the day. --- The Panthers get an insurance goal with 11 minutes to go in regulation, Annie Leonard with the reverse sweeping shot. Her second goal of the game. Middlebury hangs on for the 3-2 win. The 4-0 Panthers visit Hamilton tomorrow afternoon.


High School football today. Someone was going to get their first win in Division 3 Springfield visiting Missisquoi. --- first quarter, Springfield getting on the board, Jacob Stepler going around the pack and getting across the goaline for the touchdown. 8-0 Cosmos. --- The Thunderbirds get the ball back, but the pass is intercepted by Springfield's Ryan McSally. --- The Cosmos offense then goes to work, quarterback, Kyle Monier dropping it right into the hands of McSally close to the endzone. --- Matt LaChapelle finishes the drive with the touchdown run. Springfield wins, 47-16.


Nothing but blowouts on the high school football scoreboard today. Not very exciting. Brattleboro and St. Johnsbury winning in Division 1. The Toppers are 4-0. --- In division 2, Fair Haven and Bellows Falls are you winners. The Terriers improving to 4-0 as well. --- and in division 3 Windsor and Mill River win big. Both of those teams are now 4-0. Mill River hosts Woodstock this Friday night in a battle of unbeatens.


Finally, don't forget to vote for our friday football frenzy play of the week. Here are the three nominees. North Country's Evan Sarault drops the snap, picks it up, gets a great block from teammate Garrett Gile, and heads to the endzone taking another Eagle with him. --- Play of the week number 2 in Milton. After the fumble, The Yellow Jackets, Trent Cross has it, looses it, picks it up again and heads 60 yards to the endzone. ---- and our final play, woodstock's .Bill Wood gets to the outside, then cuts it back inside, avoids a couple tacklers, spins out and he is gone. go to the sports or Friday Football Frenzy pages at and vote for your choice for top play. The winner will be revealed Monday night at 6.

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