Sat 25-JUN-2016 6 P.M. News Script


Good evening thanks for joining us, I'm Adam Sullivan. We begin tonight with a developing story out of Barre town. One person is dead after an overnight fire engulfs a home. Police say the fire broke out on the Barclay Road around midnight. At first, investigators say it appeared that no one was home. But several hours later police say Wayne Zura came home- and told fire fighters his wife was inside. Due to extensive damage of the home, a Vermont State Police cadaver dog was called to the scene. The body of 58-year-old Kathleen Zura was located around noon today. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.


It is said that cancer touches everyone. And today in Morrisville-- a big turnout to raise money for Vermont cancer patients. Rose Spillman was there.


For the past several years Linda Osgood has laced up and walked as often as possible at an annual event to support the Lamoille Area Cancer Network. She first heard about the non-profit after being diagnosed with breast cancer. ((Linda Osgood/Breast Cancer Survivor 0753 01:59:54 "Just got a check in the mail from Lacing, and I didn't really understand what it was for, 02:00:00 I kind of called them up and said 'You know I have insurance. I really don't need any money.' And they're like, 'you gotta drive to treatments don't you? Use it for gas money. Go out to dinner or something. So it was very handy." 02:00:12)) Osgood received a grant from the organization that she used for expenses she incurred driving to treatment five days a week. She has since been cancer free, and on Saturday she joined hundreds of others out for a walk to give back at the People's Academy Track in Morrisville. ((Kathy Demars/Lacing up for Cancer Walk Event Chair 0749 01:56:34 "It's just amazing how much this community gives, and even during tough times they continue to give and support each other, and I always tell everybody Mary Hoisington, one of the founders of this, she taught us all how to take care of strangers, and that's what we've done for 14 years, and in her honor we continue to do that." 01:56:51)) It was the 14th year of the Lacing Up for Cancer event, and by mid day officials say they'd already raised around $125,000. Every penny goes to patients in the Lamoille Valley area undergoing cancer treatment. Organizers say they give the grants to around 1,000 people each year. ((Peg Demars/President of Lamoille Area Cancer Network 0750 01:57:50 "We don't have any strings attached to them. They can use them for wigs, prescriptions, gas, whatever they need that helps them out." 01:58:01)) Over 100 teams and many individuals were out to participate in the 12 hour long event. Along with the walk, participants could play games and buy products to support the cause. Osgood says seeing the community come out for the day is a gift in itself. ((Linda Osgood/Breast Cancer Survivor 0753 02:02:30 "The outpouring of support from everybody, from survivors, and from their family, and even after finally succumb, the survivors still show up and still help out. It really creates kind of a family once you go through it." 02:02:48)) Walking with a purpose--to support neighbors in need. Rose Spillman, Channel 3 News, Morrisville.


Hundreds hit the ROAD today to bike for a cause - raising money for year-round sports programs for people with disabilities. Lynzi DeLuccia reports.


((natsound)) Riders of all ages hopped on their bikes at the Long Trail Brewing Company Saturday to hit the scenic roads - but some of their rides differed from them others. ((Paula McNeill//Adaptive Rider 3:53-4:04: "I had a snowmobile accident in 2010...")) Paula McNeill now rides an adaptive bicycle, after becoming paralyzed from the waist down six years ago. ((Paula 4:04-4:12: "My friends and family all rallies around me, and they said, I was very active, they said you've got to get back out.")) McNeill wasn't sure she'd ever get back to her active lifestyle - but with the help of those around her, she did. ((Paula McNeill 5:11-5:14: "With help, you can do absolutely anything.")) She credits much of that help to Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports. ((Erin Fernandez//Executive Director, VASS 10:32-10:42: "Vermont Adaptive is a state-wide, year-round organization, and what we do is we provide sports and recreation with disabilities because we feel that sports are empowering.")) For 30 years, Vermont Adaptive has helped those with disabilities get out and live their lives through sport - it offers adaptive equipment to those who may not be able to afford it, and provides recreational programs each season. ((Erin Fernandez 12:24- :"Whether it's somebody who has MS and is slowly losing some of their mobility, we may have a piece of standup equipment that helps them still ski, or somebody who has amputation, we have special outriggers.")) Equipment can be worth thousands of dollars - and the operating budget isn't small either. The organization holds event fundraisers often to raise the money - like this year's sixth annual Long Trail Century ride - a fundraiser bike ride Fernandez says wouldn't be possible without some great sponsors. ((Jed Nelson//Marketing Director, Long Trail 1:24-1:32: "long Trail is all about outdoor adventure, and Vermont adaptive helps athletes that need help, whatever they can provide sport for, they do, they find a way for people who have some challenges to get around them, and that's what we're all about at long trail.")) Killington Mountain also supports the ride. ((Jeff Alexander//Events Manager, Killington 8:31-8:40: "The energy has just built year after year, and the riders have increased year after year, it's spreading like wildfire.")) Almost 600 bikers participated in Saturday's event in Bridgewater - 40 of them were adaptive riders. ((Paula McNeill//Adaptive rider 5:53-6:03: "To be with other people with disabilities, in wheelchairs, is really makes you not feel different.")) Some biked 20 miles, while some went for 100 - but each push of the pedal was met with the same sweat and spirit as the next. Lynzi DeLuccia, Channel 3 News, Bridgewater

6} GUNS11_VO

Vermont's senior senator is voicing his frustration with Gun Control efforts. At an event Friday, Senator Patrick Leahy said, the N-R-A is blocking lawmakers from passing even the most common sense gun restrictions. This comes after the Senator sat down in protest --- on the House Chamber floor --- with fellow Democrats in Washington this week.


((15:46:07 Here's what happened - you want just a simple thing that if you have murder warrants pending against you, if you have a restraining order because you threatened the life of your spouse, If you have committed an armed robbery, you at least not be able to go into an unregulated gun show and buy an AR-15 or any other kind of weapon. But today you can. 16:15:06)) That event drew 170 lawmakers, lit up social media, and infuriated House Republicans -- but spurred no legislative action on gun use reforms.

8} 1ST_WX

Current Temps: It's really nice out with temps mainly in the 80s. Daypart Forecast: With clear skies, lows will dip into the 50s, with a few low 60s in the Champlain Valley. Tomorrow the sun will persist, and a southerly flow will kick in too, resulting in highs near 90. Luckily the humidity levels will remain in check. I'll have more on what the workweek will hold coming up in a bit.

9} 2WAY_A

coming up on tonight's news... ameteur radio operators broadcast across the country... plus... Celebrating independence day in Waterbury... A couple days early...


Amateur radio operators around the world are getting together this weekend - across the wires. We caught up with the Rutland County Amateur Radio Group at their field day Saturday. The event is an emergency preparedness drill, but it's also meant to inform the public about amateur radio operation. Crews set up camp at Rutland high school's football field, where they connected with other groups throughout the country. Community members also got a chance to take a turn contacting other stations.


((Tim Abraham//Club President:27:32-27:51: "there are ham radio operators all around the world, and we do it for fun, sort of like magic, you bounce radio waves all over the earth, it bounces off the ionosphere and comes back down to earth, and you never know where it's going to land, could land in England, could land in Poland, could land in Russia.")) The field day is also a contest between groups to see who can contact the most stations - club members will be continuing throughout Saturday night, around the clock, into Sunday afternoon.


The Fourth of July is right around the corner, but some towns are celebrating early. Waterbury calls it the Not Quite Independence Day Parade. Dozens of floats and participants marched and drove through Main Street as a big crowd celebrated the early tradition. Local sports teams, cub scouts, and performing arts groups were among the many participants.


((Schuyler Grant/6 Years Old 01:51:19 "My favorite part about the parade was the baseball thing, cause I really like baseball, and I play T Ball, but it's over." 01:51:30)) The parade was themed around characters, and each float was decorated or dressed up to match. They were judged on three categories--the most patriotic, the most entertaining lawn tractor, and the best use of overall theme. The parade was a highlight of the weekend's Green Mountain Barbeque Festival and Music Festival.


15} WX_1

Currents BTV: It sunny and warm out right now, but not humid. Headlines: Hot & sunny Sunday. Unsettled Early Next Week. Then Cooler Midweek. Current Temps: Many of us are seeing temperatures in the 80s right now. Current Dewpoints: But it still feels comfortable because the relative humidities are low, and dewpoints are in the 40s and 50s. Dewpoints will remain mainly in the 50s on Sunday too. Rad/Sat: High pressure is on top of us right now, with plenty of sun. But there's a frontal system back to our west that will impact us with some showers, t-storms by later Monday and Tuesday. Clouds/Precip Forecast: Mainly clear tonight, with lows of 53/63, warmest in the Champlain Valley. Sunday will be hot, sunny, and not too humid with highs near 90. Then by later Monday that cold front will move in, and could touch off a few showers, t-storms. Here's Your Forecast: Tonight: Mostly clear. Locally cooler, sheltered valleys. Lows: 53/63 Wind: light Sunday: Mostly sunny. Hot, not too humid. Highs: 85/92 Wind: S 5-15 mph Sunday Night: Mostly clear. Lows: 58/68 Wind: S 5-15 mph Monday: Partly sunny. Few PM showers, t-storms. A bit more humid. Highs: 80/87 Wind: SSW 10-15 mph Extended: Monday night: Lows: 60s Tuesday: Partly sunny. Showers, t-storms. Highs: 70s Lows: 50s Wednesday: Sun & clouds. Scat'd showers. Highs: 68/75 Lows: 48/58 Thursday: Partly cloudy. Highs: 75/82 Lows: 50s Friday: Partly cloudy. Highs: 75/85 Lows: 55/65 Saturday: Partly sunny. Chance showers, t-storms. Highs: 75/85

16} WX_OUT


Are the french fries at Worthy Burger worthy of being called the best? Alex Hirsch takes us there to find out.


In a small freight house on the train tracks in Windsor county is a beast of a French fry destination. (00:24:40:28) ((Chelsie brown-general manager it turned into a monster if you will)) In a town of less than one thousand people the Worthy Burger is drawing a big crowd. (00:33:10:21) ((Chelsie brown-general manager On a busy weekend, friday, saturday, sunday night there are atleast 300 burgers hitting that grill and for a place like south royalton vermont thats crazy.)) Known for their beers ((NATS-Beer)) Customers have discovered that their food is just as good and its cooked in something that is rarely used anymore…beef tallow. (00:26:30:24) ((Chelsie Brown Beef tallow is rendered beef fat and it also healthier for you to digest.)) General Manger Chelsie Brown says that's because it's filled with Vitamin D. But she knows not everyone believes it's healthier. (00:26:56:13) ((It's hard to convince the vegetarians some times that it is better for them...but we have a lot that just pretend they dont hear it)) (00:20:34:22) ((John Hessler some would call it lard, its not exactly lard, its actually much purer than lard but it comes from beef fat, it helps give the fry a deeper flavor and a carmelization)) Chef John Hessler treated us to a special batch of fries… ((NATS-BEACH FRIES)) something he is calling beach fries. (00:20:55:26) ((this is our worthy fries that have been tossed in a lemon herb pesto, so we got dill fresh parsley garlic oil tossed on the fries and then on top of it we have a crab tartar sauce. It's like a crab poutine.)) And what better way to wash it all down than with one of their beers in a special glass. (00:25:35:04) ((Cheslie Brown The goblet glass if you will.)) That's what's Bob and Gretchen Pear do. (00:38:19:15) ((Gretchen Pear Im not really a person who drinks a lot of beer, im not crazy about beer but they have wonderful stouts and porters)) (00:38:59:16) ((Alex Hirsch So you arent a beer person unless you come here Pretty much yeah! and then give me more more more)) She gives the worthy burger her stamp of approval… (00:42:24:24) ((Gretchen Pear Its worthy? It is its well worthy...well worthy!)) Alex Hirsch Channel 3 News…South Royalton.



One of the treats on the local summer sports calendar are the annual all-star games between the top recently graduated high school seniors in Vermont and New Hampshire. For some of these outstanding players, it will be the final time they take the field in a competitive game. For all of them, they earn the distinct honor of representing their state. The Twin State lacrosse all-star games taking place earlier today at Hanover High School... the girls up first... --- Just 30 seconds into the game, Vermont strikes first. Mount Anthony's Bridget Ahearn hits Jillian Gibbs of Rice, who fires it home top corner. 1-0 Vermont ... --- But New Hampshire goes on a 7-0 run, including 3 goals from Merrimack's Callie Dwyer. 7-1 Granite State, Dwyer with 6 goals on the day. --- Vermont would continue to attack. CVU's Emma Owens hauls in the long pass and hits the back of the net... --- Later, Middlebury's Emma Best finds Rutland's Abigail Evans for the score. Vermont trailed 16-7 at the half... --- But just too much New Hampshire today. Regan Williams from Saint Thomas Aquinas, right on the door-step. 6 goals today earns her the game M-V-P... And New Hampshire rolls to the 26-9 victory...


later in the afternoon, the Vermont and New Hampshire boys teams taking to the field in Hanover... --- Vermont opens the scoring 2 and a half minutes in. South Burlington's Kyle Murakami finds a wide open Henry Adams of Essex for the goal. It's 1-0 Vermont... --- Less than a minute later, CVU's Matt Palmer...the low-liner tickles the twine. Extends the lead to 2-0. --- After New Hampshire gets one back, it's Adams again...this time he goes 5-hole for the unassisted goal. Puts Vermont ahead 3-1... --- Vermont keeps the offense moving. CVU's Griffin DiParlo, the pin-point pass to Burr and Burton's Max Pagnucco for the point-blank goal... --- Later, Burlington's Clark Stephenson works his way through traffic and muscles it in... At last check, Vermont led early, 5-4 in the 1st Quarter. We'll have a final score tonight at 11... The twin state basketball and hockey games also taking place today. We'll have those results at 11 as well.


Winger Ross Colton, who is committed to attend the University of Vermont, was selected by Tampa Bay in the fourth round of the NHL Draft today. The 19-year-old scored 35 goals and added 31 assists in 51 games of the USHL's Cedar Rapids RoughRiders this past season. The Hockey East Conference had a total of six current players headlined by the Boston Bruins selection of B-U defenseman Charlie McAvoy with the 14th overall pick in the draft.


After a three game road swing at Tri-City, the Vermont Lake Monsters return home tonight to open a six game homestand with the first of three against Staten Island. Vermont lost the series finale at Tri-City, but before that, had won three straight and seemed to right the ship after an 0-4 start to the season. Pitching has been Vermont's strong suit...the staff has a combined 2.22 ERA over eight games, third best in the New York-Penn League.


Both Vermont members of the NECBL are on the road tonight. The Vermont Mountaineers paying a visit to North Adams to take on the SteepleCats. Cats take it 7-2 --- and Upper Valley is down in Holyoke to face the Valley Blue Sox, that one gets away from the Hawks, they fall 6-4 in 10 innings on a walk off homer


afternoon baseball in the Bronx...Yanks and Twins...Mark Teixeira off the D-L and playing his first game since June 3rd... --- Minnesota's Brian Dozier with a solo blast in the second... the only run Michael Pineda allows in six innings... --- same score in the fifth...with two on, Carlos Beltran comes up with New York's third straight since ...Jacoby Ellsbury scores to tie things at one... --- then in the fifth... runners on the corners ...Starlin Castro's ground ball eats up shortstop Eduardo Escobar...Aaron Hicks scores...2-1 New York ... --- and the Yanks 1-2-3 punch of Betances, Miller and Chapman do the rest...three scoreless innings, four strikeouts, just one hit allowed... as the Yankees win 2-1 and they'll go for the three game sweep tomorrow at 1pm.


a wild one last night between the Boston Red Sox and Texas Rangers in Arlington...Texas scores three in the first and chases David Price after just two and a third innings... 12 hits allowed and six runs...the Rangers would lead 6-0 after three and 7-2 after four...but back come the Red Sox... --- Jackie Bradley Jr hits a two run home run in the sixth to make it a 7-4 game... --- then in the ninth... after a Sandy Leon RBI double cuts the lead to 7-5, Mookie Betts go deep to center...a two run home run that ties the game at seven ... --- and the Sox weren't done...two on...David Ortiz at the plate... Matt Bush uncorks a wild pitch...Dustin Pedroia scores and Boston takes the lead ... --- then, with Craig Kimbrel unavailable after going two innings on Thursday, Koji Uehara strikes out the side in the bottom of the ninth. and the Red Sox win it 8-7. The two teams in action again tonight with Steven Wright on the hill for Boston.

Top of Script

Last Update: Sat 25-JUN-2016
© copyright 1996-2012 WCAX-TV