Sat 28-MAR-2015 11 P.M. News Script

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Good evening, thanks for joining us, I'm Adam Sullivan. New information tonight about a German plane that crashed in the French Alps killing everyone board. Officials are now saying it was a deliberate act by the co pilot. Kris Van Cleave reports.

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A WOMAN CLAIMING TO BE A FLIGHT ATTENDANT AND FORMER GIRLFRIEND OF CO-PILOT ANDREAS LUBITZ TOLD A GERMANY PAPER LUBITZ SAID HE WOULD "DO SOMETHING" AND THEN "EVERYONE WILL KNOW MY NAME." INVESTIGATORS BELIEVE LUBITZ INTENTIONALLY CRASHED FLIGHT 92-25 TUESDAY KILLING HIMSELF AND ALL 149 OTHER PEOPLE ONBOARD AFTER LOCKING THE PLANE'S CAPTAIN OUT OF THE COCKPIT. GERMAN PROSECUTORS SAY THERE'S EVIDENCE HE HID A MEDICAL CONDITION AND TREATMENT, INCLUDING A SHREDDED DOCTOR'S NOTE EXCUSING HIM FROM WORKING THE DAY OF THE CRASH. NOW MEDIA REPORTS SAY HE SOUGHT TREATMENT FOR A PROBLEM WITH HIS VISION POLICE REMAIN OUTSIDE LUBITZ' FAMILY HOME HERE IN MONTABAUR, GERMANY WHERE RESIDENTS ARE TRYING TO MAKE SENSE OF THE TRAGEDY ((NATS)) THIS MAN SAYS HE'S SHOCKED, ADDING IT WILL TAKE TIME FOR PEOPLE HERE TO PROCESS WHAT HAPPENED. ((KRIS VAN CLEAVE / MONTABAUR, GERMANY)) "INVESTIGATORS HERE IN GERMANY MET WITH THEIR FRENCH COUNTERPARTS SATURDAY TO DISCUSS WHAT THEY?VE DISCOVERED SO FAR, INCLUDING EVIDENCE GATHERED AT THE FAMILY HOME HERE." ((NATS SINGING APTN)) ABOUT 200 PEOPLE FROM THE COMMUNITIES NEAREST THE DEADLY MOUNTAIN SCENE GATHERED FOR AN EMOTIONAL MASS TO HONOR THE VICTIMS AND SHOW SUPPORT FOR THEIR FAMILIES ((SOT: QUICK POP OF FRENCH, WOMAN CRYING : APTN)) SHE SAYS, IT'S TERRIBLE, IT'S HORRIBLE FOR THE FAMILIES, THERE ARE NO WORDS. I?M BROKEN. KRIS VAN CLEAVE, CBS NEWS MONTABAUR, GERMANY

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Police say they caught the person behind Friday's bank robbery at the Vermont Federal Credit Union in Vergennes. Ricky Putnam, of Addison, was taken into custody Saturday. Investigators say he robbed that bank, as well as the Peoples United Bank on March 13th. They say money from Friday's robbery was found inside his car. He faces two counts of robbery.

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Vermont State Police are looking for a burglary suspect. These images were caught by a game camera on a victim's property. Police say the man you see here is likely connected to multiple daytime burglaries in the towns of Fairfield and Bakersfield -- dating back to January.

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A lift evacuation at Burke Mountain Ski area. According to employees there, the evacuation took place this afternoon after the lift malfunctioned. No injuries were reported. At this time, we do not know what caused the malfunction, or how many people needed to be rescued.

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Governor Peter Shumlin say lawmakers are doing the best they can to balance to budget in a tough year. The Vermont house passed the 1-point-5 billion dollar general fund budget Friday -- raising 33-million in revenue and rejecting legislative pay cuts. Governor Shumlin says it's a tough budget year -- 112-million dollars in cuts are needs.

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(TC 00:04:32:07 Tile 9442) ((Gov. Peter Shumlin/D-Vermont "We've got to balance the budget. We can't constantly turn to Vermonters and say hey we've got budget problems, pay higher taxes. Instead, we've got to make the cuts, make the tough choices, they've done so." 00:04:42:16)) Cuts the state made include reduced funding for two of the state's four 911 call centers -- and closing the state prison in Windsor in 2017. Shumlin says he'll sit down with the senate in May and try to work everything out.

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Rutland's water leak has been isolated. Friday night -- calls came in about water pressure issues at General Electric and Rutland Regional Medical Center. Rutland Public Works crews have now discovered that the leak is in a private line that went to the Kia Motors on Route 7. Crews said the line ruptured last week and water ran underground and to the surface-- adjacent to a wetland on the west side of Route 7.

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(TC 08:29:35:23 Title 0827)((Rick Battles/Department of Public Works: "GE lost pressure. The hospital. But everybody is back to normal pressure now and that's all good for us." 08:29:44:01)) Saturday morning -- crews were closing valves at businesses and side roads near Route 7 to restore full pressure to the rest of the area.

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Law enforcement and National Guard members cross sticks for an annual benefit hockey game. The 12th annual Enforcers versus Defenders Hockey Game took place Saturday evening at Essex High School in Essex Junction. The game is played every year to raise money for a charity. Funds raised at this year's game will go to the Vermont National Guard Charitable Foundation. Players on both teams say they may be facing off against each other on the ice -- but they work together to serve the people of Vermont.

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(TC 00:00:57:08 Tile 9520) ((Zach Clark/Vt. National Guard "We've only had a couple practices this year, this is more just for fun and raise the money for a good cause." 00:01:03:27)) (TC 00:14:24:23 Tile 9556) ((Kaitlyn Armstrong/Vermont State Police "This is my first year playing with the enforcers, I'm pretty excited to be out here with the guys. Figured it was about time they got a girl on the team. it's a great way to represent the State Police and have fun at the same time." 00:14:34:10)) Last year the game raised 5-thousand dollars for the Vermont Police Association.

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Some sun out there today, but highs were only in the 20s for most of us. Tonight will be mainly clear and cold. Sunday will be warmer.

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still head tonight ... Meet the hundreds of volunteers who teach hunters how to stay safe... plus... Vermont history comes to life at U-32...

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Honoring those who teach hunters how to be safe in the woods. Hunters, trappers, and fishermen, gathered in Montpelier today to recognize the volunteers who help train the public. Vermont Fish and Wildlife officials held the ceremony. 1975, it became mandatory to take a hunting course before getting a hunting license. Wildlife officials say they wouldn't be able to do that without the more than 400 volunteer hunting instructors working in the state. Governor Shumlin -- an avid hunter himself -- came to the conference to say thanks to the volunteer teachers.

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(TC Tile 00:04:05:00) ((Gov. Peter Shumlin/D-Vermont "I love hunting. I'm old enough so when I was kid there was no such course, so this just really promotes safety, it promotes good management practices." 00:04:13:29)) (TC 00:15:55:29 Tile 9473) ((Molly Cook/Volunteer Hunter Educator "We run them through, we do lots of hands on stuff. But as volunteers we can do whatever we want and we're given a lot of latitude from the state and we're treated with a lot of respect." 00:16:06:29)) Wildlife officials say there were zero hunting related deaths-- last year in Vermont.

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Students are showing off their knowledge of Vermont history-- with the hopes of being selected to participate in a national competition. Logan Crawford reports.

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More than 200 students from 20 Vermont schools came to U-32 High School in Montpelier Saturday for Vermont History Day. (TC 00:12:29:00 Tile 9495) ((Benjamin Ward/Montpelier High School "I just think it's great to have an area where a bunch of kids who are interested in history can come together and really share their love of it." 00:12:36:29)) Organized by the Vermont Historical Society -- it's for students around the state showing off their history knowledge. (TC 00:14:03:09 Tile 9502) ((Cameron Poutre/Brighton Elementary "Our presentation is on Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz. Gottlieb Daimler had the first combustible engine that's right up top. And Karl Benz made the first horse-less carriage." 00:14:17:00)) Students compete with each other in different categories including performances -- website building -- and poster board exhibits -- to see who has the best social studies project. (TC 00:02:27:12 Tile 9475) ((Victoria Hughes/Vermont Historical Society "This is an annual event we have Vermont History Day in the spring every year and then the students who win today qualify for National History Day which is a contest in Washington D.C. in June." 00:02:38:11)) (TC 00:19:57:18 Tile 9518) ((Logan Crawford/Montpelier "This year's project theme was leadership and legacy. Students picked out a historical leader and explained why they were important. Students will be judged on historical accuracy and presentation of their project." 00:20:08:25)) (TC 00:06:03:02 Tile 9480) ((nats "It was I who became a key player in the emergence of our state in 1777." 00:06:07:23)) Benjamin Ward portrayed Ira Allen -- Ethan Allen's lesser-known brother. Ward spent months researching Ira Allen for the History Day contest. (TC 00:11:40:14 Tile 9495) ((Benjamin Ward/Montpelier High School "I dress up like Ira, pretend to be him, and hopefully have an accurate representation of him." 00:11:46:07)) Ward won first place in the performance division. The 9th grader and 30 other Vermont students will be competing this spring in National History Day. Logan Crawford, channel 3 news, Montpelier. -3-

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Sports Journalist Dave Morse has passed away. Morse was a legendary sports writer for the Hardwick Gazette. He focused on high school sports-- often covering Hazen Union. And for the last 20 years his column called Morse Code has been a must read in the paper. Morse also worked for the Rutland Herald in the 70's. Before a brief stint in PR in New York City. Morse had cancer. He was 76 years old. We'll be right back

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It was nice to see the sun today (mainly northern areas), but those temperatures were cold. Tonight will be mainly clear and cold, with lows ranging from zero to 15 above. Sunday is looking better, with mostly sunny skies and highs in the 30s, though that's still on the chilly side. Monday will be warmer, though showers and snow showers are likely. March will be going out like a lamb, with partly sunny skies. April Fools' Day will be rather cold, though some sunshine is expected. A warm front will bring some snow showers Wednesday night, followed by scattered showers on Thursday. Friday looks to be a quiet day, and a storm system may graze us to the south on Saturday, with a chance for snow showers in southern sections.

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Every year, the Billings Farm and Museum in Woodstock welcomes new animals to the farm. Cat Viglienzoni introduces us.

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Spring is a time of new births for any farm -- and this historic one is no exception. ((SOT Susan Plump, Billings Farm & Museum 109 We have Wobble and Henrietta, and they both had twins 14)) But with the colder-than-usual spring -- these little lambs needed a bit of extra help. That's where volunteer Ann D'Anna comes in. Until the lamb in her arms grows his own wool coat -- he'll wear that wool sweater she knitted. ((SOT Ann D'Anna, Volunteer 709 Some of the others have outgrown them already -- they look like sausages, they grew so fast 13)) Even though the farm is closed -- they make an exception for Easter weekend. That's when the farm opens for its annual Baby Animal Day -- where kids... and their parents... can see the young arrivals up close. ((SOT Susan Plump 418 Last year we had a record crowd -- we had over 18-hundred people come 23)) And it won't just be sheep... Some of the newest additions to this farm are the birds. Including five types of chicks... ((CAT standup 2246 These ducklings are the newest arrivals to the farm here -- they're less than a week old! But they've already found their voices. 52)) Keeping both of them warm with heat lamps is key in the colder temperatures. ((SOT Ashley Koetsier, Farm Staff 1423 The smaller space is important. So the bigger they get, we kind-of open this up to a bigger space .)) And just one barn over -- are the young Jersey calves. They're ready to join the farm's award-winning herd. A new generation on the farm -- ready to meet visitors. Cat Viglienzoni, Channel 3 News, Woodstock.

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A couple of weeks ago, Middlebury college announced that women's lacrosse assistant coach Kate Liv-e-say will take over as head coach for the program next season following the retirement of Missy Foote after 35 seasons. There's no question the Panthers would love to send Foote out a winner. Liv-e-say, Foote and the Panthers hosting Amherst this afternoon. --- Middlebury came out red hot to start this one, Chrissy Ritter weaves inside and puts home one of her two goals in the game. --- Then, Mary O'Connel scoops up the loose ball and hits Bridget Instrum who does the rest. Panthers take a 3-1 lead into the half. --- Amherst begins to mount their comeback in the 2nd, Julia Crerend loops around the goal and finds the back of the net. We're all tied up at 5. --- But it's all Panthers from there, Katie Ritter finds Alli Sher-ettah and she fires it to the back of net. 3 goals for Sher-etta on the day. --- Middlebury scores 4 unanswered beating Amherst 9-5, for its 7th straight win. The Panthers lost momentum for a bit there, but turned it on down the stretch.

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(((Bridget Instrum/"It takes one little spark for us to get going. It doesn't take long for us to get down or get in a slump, so that one goal by Alli Sciarretta kept us pumped and kept us playing."))) (((Laurel Pascal/"You know we really didn't let it rattle us at all. If anything it kind of amped us more up getting the lead again. We're excited to keep that momentum moving forward.")))

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in northfield today. The Norwich men hosting defending conference champs, Emmanuel. --- Trailing 3-0 in the second, Norwich starts to mount a comeback, Seth Fuller to Jared Thompson. Cadets on the the board it's 3-1. --- four minutes to go before halftime, check out C.j. Dolan going down low. Emmaunel taking a 4-2 lead into the break. --- Cadets down 5-2 in the third, when Ian Kennedy makes a couple of moves, jumps, shoots and scores. 5-3 Emmanuel. --- But that's as close as it gets, Emmanuel scores 3 of the final four goals of the game. The Cadets fall, 8-4, ending their 5 game win streak.

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A lacrosse double header at UVM today as well, the women up first hosting UMBC in its conference opener. --- It was quite a game for Catamount senior Jessica Roach. First half, Roach goes top shelf to tie this one up at 2. --- 3 minutes later, it's Roach finding the back of the net once again, Catamounts take a 3-2 lead. --- Back come the Retrievers, Caitlin Miller driving and is able to sneak this one through near post at a tough angle. UMBC takes a 6-4 lead --- But once again Roach takes control, She scores two goals in the final 76 seconds of the first half, the 2nd goal coming as she falls down... Roach finishes with 7 goals as the Cats win in their conference opener, 11-10.

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The later game at virtue field, the Stony Brook men taking on UVM. --- UVM with a couple of early 1 goal leads, but Stony Brook ties it and takes the lead for good midway through the first quarter Challen Rogers with a game high 5 goals. 3-2 Seawolves. --- The Cats get a gift 21 seconds later, the Stony Brook goalie turning it over. James Barlow scoring the second of his two goals on the day. It's 3-3. --- That mistake doesn't sit well with the Seawolves, they score the next 10 goals. McLean Chicquen with a nice individual effort. Vermont falls 21-12, dropping to 1-1 in the conference.

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Dartmouth college senior Kristen Rumley tossed her first career no-hitter today in a 7-0 win over Columbia in five innings. The Big Green also took game 2 of the double header, 9-0 in 6 innings. The Dartmouth baseball team visiting Columbia for a double header this afternoon. It's a rematch of last year's IVY League championship series. --- 3-2 Big Green in the 6th, Adam Gauthier lays down the perfect suicide squeeze Nick Rupert scores. It's 4-2 Dartmouth. --- Later in the inning, Matt Parisi singles home Kyle Holbrook for what turns out to be the game winning run. 3 hits for Parisi. Dartmouth takes game 1, 5-4. However, Columbia wins game 2, 4-1.

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Mt. Anthony wrestler Troy Gassaway went 4 and 1 today at the national tournament in Virginia Beach at 126 pounds. Gasssaway ends his career with 239 wins, the most for a Vermont wrestler breaking the old mark set by former teammate Jesse Webb, who had 235 career victories. Congrats to all the local wrestlers that competed at Naitonals this weekend.

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Let's head to Boston, the Bruins hosting the Rangers. The B's trying to snap a 6 game winless skid. --- Boston comes out flying scoring 3 goals in the first period, the first two coming off the stick of Milan Lucic. --- At the start of the second, Bruins goalie tuukka rask takes himself out of the game, Coach Claude Julien saying Rask was dehyadrated. Nikolas Svedberg gets the call. --- Luckily for Svedberg, the Bruins offense was rocking and rolling. Second period, Reilly Smith scores his first goal since February 22nd. --- The Bruins go on to the 5-2 win. After the game, former Dartmouth star Tanner Glass hits Boston's Adam Mcquaid with the butt end of his stick causing some damage. The league tonight fined Glass around 4-grand for his actions.

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Carey Price and Canadiens can clinch postseason playoff berth with win over Florida. --- In overtime, knotted at 2, Canadiens on the power play...P.K. Subban (SOO-ban) to David Desharnais (DAY-are-NAY) in front to Max Pacioretty (PATCH-or-ETT-ee) who wrists it in for the game-winner! The Candaidens pull off the 3-2 overtime win, playoff bound.

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For the second straight year, Wisconsin has knocked Arizona out of the NCAA Tournament in the elite 8 which means Claremont, New Hampshire native Caleb Tar-Zoo-ski's season is over. Tar-zoo-ski scored 11 points on 3 of 5 shooting, but the Wildcats just had no answer for the Badgers Frank Kominsky, a game high 29 points. His teammate Sam Dekker added a career high 27 points. 85-78 the final The Badgers reach the final four in back 2 back seasons for the first time in school history.

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Burke Mountain Academy grad, Mikaela Shiffrin has won her third slalom national championship. The 20 year old winning by over 4 seconds at Sugarbush in Maine. Shiffrin is coming off her third straight slalom world cup title. She also won the slalom at the world championships last month in Colorado.


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