Sun 24-JUL-2016 11 P.M. News Script

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Good evening, thanks for joining us, I'm Adam Sullivan. A stabbing suspect in Middlebury has been taken into custody without incident-- charged with two counts of attempted murder. 52-year-old Ronald Bean was located a little before 8 this evening in Middlebury. Police had been searching for him for several hours. Police say Bean stabbed a mental health agency employee in the head and leg and another person upper torso multiple times-- before fleeing the scene. At this time, we do not know the names of the two victims or their current condition. The investigation is continuing. Police have not said when Bean will be arraigned on the attempted murder charges.

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A new email scandal has rocked the Democratic party just hours before the national convention begins and a party leader is forced to resign. Danielle Nottingham has the Latest from Philadelphia.

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(NATS) THOUSANDS OF DEMOCRATS INCLUDING BERNIE SANDERS' SUPPORTERS HAVE ARRIVED IN PHILADELPHIA FOR THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION. AND THERE'S ALREADY DRAMA BEFORE THE GAVEL FALLS. (NATS) HELLO, MIAMI DNC CHAIR, DEBBIE WASSERMAN SCHULTZ ANNOUNCED HER RESIGNATION. IT COMES DAYS AFTER AN EMAIL SCANDAL APPEARED TO SHOW PARTY LEADERS FAVORED CLINTON IN THE PRIMARIES AND PLOTTED TO QUESTION BERNIE SANDERS' RELIGION. (sot Bernie Sanders D-VT) NOBODY HAS APOLOGIZED TO ME//I THINK THESE EMAILS REITERATE THE REASON WHY SHE SHOULD NOT BE CHAIR. WASSERMAN SCHULTZ'S REPUBLICAN COUNTERPART, REINCE PRIEBUS SAID THE EMAIL LEAKS SHOW LONGSTANDING BITTERNESS WITHIN THE PARTY. (REINCE PRIEBUS, RNC) The DNC was tipping the scale the entire time for Hillary Clinton BRIDGE: FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA WILL BE HERE AT THE WELLS FARGO CENTER TO ADDRESS THE CROWD MONDAY EVENING. THE THEME IS UNITED TOGETHER. (nats WALKING) BUT THAT COULD BE A TOUGH SELL FOR SOME SANDERS SUPPORTERS WHO SAY THEY WONT VOTE FOR CLINTON. (SOT ED HIGGINS, DC TO DNC FOUNDER) WE HAVE 2,000 CONFIRMED REPORTS OF ELECTION FRAUD ACROSS THE UNITED STATES AND THOSE EMAILS THAT WERE RELEASED PROVES IT. ANOTHER SIGN SOME ISSUES NEED TO BE RESOLVED IF DEMOCRATS WANT A UNIFIED PARTY IN NOVEMBER. DANIELLE NOTTINGHAM, CBS NEWS PHILADELPHIA.

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Kyle Midura will be in Philadelphia for the convention. We will have complete coverage all week--right here on WCAX.

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A fight in Stowe led to the arrest of three men. It happened near the Golden Eagle Resort on the Mountain Road. 23-year-old Azariah Goff and 24-year-old David Poginy-- of St. Johnsbury have been charged with simple assault along with and 22-year-old Kenneth Stowell of Oklahoma. Police say the men were in a car when they confronted the victims walking on the side of the road. At this time we do not know what led to the altercation. The names of the victims and the extent of their injuries have not been released.

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Police say a Rutland man was playing the game Pokemon Go when when he crashed his car on the East Pittsford Road in Rutland Town. Police say 21-year-old Nicholas (Coach-ah) Coccia exhibited signs of impairment and subsequently registered a blood alcohol content of .205 percent. Police say Coccia admitted to being distracted by his phone "hunting Pokemon." He has been charged with Driving Under the Influence.

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Police arrested a driver early Sunday morning after being stop while traveling the wrong way on Interstate 91. 43-year-old Kalpesh Patel was pulled in Bradford. Police say he was driving south on the northbound side of the highway. He is charged with Driving Under the Influence and Careless and Negligent Operation.

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Crews have been working around the clock to restore power to tens of thousand of people-- left in the dark due to this weekend's thunderstorms. Rose Spillman reports.

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Trees, power lines, and power poles, littered the streets of Vermont this weekend after a Saturday storm left its mark on New England. ((Devon Jacobs/Cornwall 2021 04:46:36 "All the sudden I looked out the window and the wind was blowing, and I think I looked at just the right time to see this big maple tree come down and pull the power line with it." 04:46:51)) Outside Devon Jacobs' home in Cornwall, trees and a power pole snapped, leaving electrical lines hanging down to the ground in every direction. He was one of around 26,000 Green Mountain Power customers to lose power in the storm. By Sunday morning, more than half were back on line, but thousands remained in the dark. ((Dorothy Schnure/Green Mountain Power 2040 04:59:54 "We prepared for this storm, but it actually packed a much bigger wallop than anyone expected, and it effected many states. It was a region wide storm. It's difficult to predict summer thunderstorms, and they can crop up quickly and rush through, so this was a very quick but ferocious storm." 05:00:12)) Vermont was one of many New England states hit hard. In New Hampshire, around 60,000 were without power following the storm. ((Rose Spillman/Cornwall 2046 05:04:26 "Green Mountain Power officials say that some outages are a quick fix while others could take hours to restore. They say all customers should be back up to speed by late Monday." 05:04:37)) Officials say those in Royalton may be among the last to get power. Around 500 workers were out Sunday to continue fixing lines. Though many experienced heavy rains, officials say it was the high winds that led to outages. ((Devon Jacobs/Cornwall 2021 04:48:32 "This one seemed weird, because I guess most of the storm was west of us, and so we didn't even get any rain, and barely heard any thunder or saw any lighting, and it was just really, really high winds." 04:48:48)) Officials are urging people to keep their children and pets away from any downed lines until crews can confirm that they are no longer live. Rose Spillman, Channel 3 News, Cornwall.

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At last check there were still about 25-hundred customers without power.

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It was a quiet, beautiful day today, but Monday afternoon will get active again. SEVERE POTENTIAL: A marginal risk for severe thunderstorms in the areas in yellow. The areas in orange (southern Vermont) are in a slight risk for severe thunderstorms. This activity is expected to occur Monday afternoon and early evening. WHAT TO EXPECT: Wind damage will be the main threat, but hail and very heavy downpours are also possible. WAKEUP WEATHER: Partly cloudy. Low: 52/60. Much more quiet for Tuesday, and less humid.

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Coming up on tonight's news... A 9-day drill set to start in the green mountains... plus a first for a Vermont soldier...

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A large emergency management drill begins tomorrow in Vermont. About 5,000 emergency responders are expected to participate in the nine-day exercise. The drill will be occurring in 50 locations, including at state agencies, 16 hospitals, the Burlington Airport, and the Vermont National Guard. Officials say the goal is to figure out if and where gaps exist when it comes to responding to a catastrophic event.

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A Vermont soldier is honored for his work to honor the memory of others. Eliza Larson reports.

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((TC 15:44:14 TITLE 8917 Eliza Larson/reporter: "so what kind of medal is this?" Fike: "so these are silver stars. their the third highest decoration in our services." 15:50:17)) Captain Zachariah Fike would not call himself a history buff -- but by spending years studying United States military medals -- he's stored up enough knowledge to know many medals never meet their rightful recipients. ((TC 02:57:22 Title 8907 Capt. Zachariah Fike/Purple Hearts Reunited: "essentially our mission is to return lost or stolen medals of valor either to the veterans who earned them or to their families." 03:04:06)) This mission is why the Military Times chose to give him the "soldier of the Year" award. He's the first Vermonter to receive it. ((TC 02:41:20 Title 8907 Capt. Zachariah Fike/Purple Hearts Reunited: "its a great opportunity to tell the world who vermont is, as small as we are." 02:45:28)) At a ceremony in Washington DC -- Fike joined four other recipients on stage. Each from each branch of the military -- army, navy, marines, and the air force-- and also the coast guard. Each honorary with a different reason for being up there. But now -- the ceremony is over. And it's back to work for Captain Fike. ((TC 08:29:10 Title 8907 Capt. Zachariah Fike/Purple Hearts Reunited: "we're keeping history alive. Veteran populations are declining by the month. We lose 30 thousand veterans per month." 08:37:02)) To date -- Fike's organization -- Purple Hearts Reunited -- has returned 300 medals. That's only a small dent in the collection Fike has recovered. He's working on returning more than 700 items now. ((TC 03:38:01 Title 8907 Capt. Zachariah Fike/Purple Hearts Reunited: "believe it or not there's actually collectors across the country that actually pursue these medals and trade them like baseball cards." 03:43:13)) Fike says about half of the medals, dog tags, and other things that get sent to him are found at garage sales or antique shops -- but many are traded and sold by collectors for profit. He says an average medal goes for around 300 dollars. ((TC 04:30:19 Title 8907 Capt. Zachariah Fike/Purple Hearts Reunited: "quite frankly I don't know how they sleep at night." 04:32:25)) Fike says he spends his foundation's resources trying to obtain those items -- so they can be returned to the service member they were originally intended. ((tc 05:19:12 Title 8907 Capt. Zachariah Fike/Purple Hearts Reunited: "it brought some closure to their lives. it was more than returning a medal." 05:23:23)) From his home in Georgia, Vermont -- he's connected with veterans all the country -- giving them back a rewarding piece of their history Eliza Larson. Channel 3 News. Burlington.

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CURRENT: Partly cloudy. Upper 60s. RADAR: A quiet night. A warm front may touch off a sprinkle near the Canadian border tonight, but that's it. Otherwise, skies will be partly cloudy. RADAR/TEMPERATURES: A bit of a range of temperatures...from the upper 50s to low 70s. DEWPOINTS: Have climbed a little in the past few hours. They're currently in the 50s. They will rise into the 60s on Monday. USA LOOP: A cold front will catch up to us Monday afternoon, with possible strong thunderstorms. A trailing trough may touch off an isolated shower near the Canadian border on Tuesday, otherwise it's looking partly sunny and less humid.

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FORECAST: MONDAY: Partly sunny & more humid. PM thunderstorms, some strong. High: 84/90. Wind: S 5-10 mph MONDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy. Scattered showers. Thunderstorms early. Low: 55/63. Wind: W 5-10 mph TUESDAY: Partly sunny & less humid. Isolated shower north. High: 75/83. Low: 55/63. Wind: NW 5-10 mph WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny. High: 80s. Low: 55/65 THURSDAY: Partly sunny & more humid. Few PM thunderstorms. High: 80s. Low: 55/65 FRIDAY: Partly sunny. Scattered showers & thunderstorms. High: 70s. Low: 55/65 SATURDAY: Partly sunny. Few showers or thunderstorms. High: 75/85. Low: 55/65 SUNDAY: Partly sunny. Scattered showers & thunderstorms. High: 70s

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Church Street in Burlington has a line that students are learning about. Alex Hirsch reports.

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(00:00:25:03) ((Nats So this is the earth line.)) It's something that you've probably walked on if you've ever gone down church street. (00:19:57:19) ((Balkisa Abdikadir we actually have a bunch of really cool cities written on the grounds i walk on daily and ive never noticed it.)) Balkisa Abdikadir isn't the only one. This set of bricks mark the spot the earth line runs down in the center of church street. (00:00:27:21) ((NATS The earth line was constructed in 1983, as a celebration for this new open pedestrian parkway)) Chris O'Donnell is talking about the physical one you can see. What it marks is the line of longitude that Burlington sits on. (00:09:41:23) ((NATS There are 22 cities, so good luck)) O'Donnell is a teacher at the UVM Upward Bound Summer College Program. Her Mapping out my world class will find places like Montreal and Ho Chi Mihn. (00:24:24:09) ((Chris O'Donnell Weve been talking about earth line, so to see what an earth line actually is. So many of us walk here everyday and its right in front of your eyes and you dont see.)) This week, the class had to find those longitude markers and the cities they represent. (00:07:16:29) ((NATS everytime you hit one check it off)) Balkisa is a junior at Burlington High school. She says this is an interesting way of learning about connecting the world to burlington. (00:20:21:13) ((Balkisa Abdikadir i think that its very unique how our downtown has that walk)) Some Cities they werent necessarily familiar with…and some they were… (00:18:50:28) ((We found burlington! Burlington)) (00:37:27:17) ((alex hirsch There are areas of vast nothingness along the earth line, meaning no cities or no people. student will learn that that represents either the oceans or the north pole.)) Not only did they walk the earth line but they also made a mark on the world. (00:02:05:02) ((Chris O'Donnell im going to invite you to do is find the part of the world where your ancestors are from and honor them by writing your name)) Students wrote their family names all over both hemispheres, but most wrote their names in Africa. Balkisa wrote her name in Somalia, where her parents are from. (00:21:12:13) ((Balkisa It connects to me as well as burlington connects to me. so its really cool being able to do that and unles it rains it will forever be there. )) While it will eventually rain … the lesson remains... (NATS) and can't be washed away. Alex Hirsch Channel 3 News Burlington.

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For the past 10 years, crossfit enthusiasts from around the world have converged on Carson, California, competing in a series of intense workout routines in an effort to be crowned "world's fittest athlete." Today, a Colchester resident and UVM grad did just that. Mat Fraser is the 2016 champion of the Crossfit Games. The new "world's fittest athlete" earned his title over a 15-competition slog, including events known as Rope Chipper, the Separator, and Suicide Sprint. Athletes earned points based on their finish in each event, with 100 going to the winner. The representative of Champlain Valley Crossfit in Williston was so dominant that he had actually wrapped up the title before the final event, and finished with a total of one thousand-96 points. After finishing second the last two years, Fraser says he's happy but won't rest on his laurels.

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((Fraser: "feels great, it's just a year of hard work paying off. I'm gonna keep doing what I'm doing, always working my weaknesses and just working hard, and just doing the best I can. Can't do anything else."))

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Today, two of the best major leaguers from the 90s and 2000s claimed their piece of immortality: the best power-hitting catcher in major league history in Mike Piazza, and the Kid who spent a bit of time in Vermont. For 17 games at the end of the 1988 season, Ken Griffey Junior actually called Centennial Field home. At the time, Seattle's double-a club was located in Burlington, aptly named the Vermont Mariners. Those were the last 17 games he would play in the minors outside of a rehab appearance in 1995. Safe to say those who attended any of those games got an early glimpse at one of the best to ever play the game.

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Sox closing out a home series with Minnesota today, 3-3 bottom five but Dustin Pedroia changes that in a hurry, this one gets over the Monster for a solo-shot as the Red Sox take the 4-3 lead. --- a few batters later, Aaron Hill takes advantage of the error by Miguel Sano, Xander Bogaerts scores to make it a 5-3 lead --- then for good measure, Travis Shaw clears the bases with this bomb to right. That would prove critical Minnesota gets a couple back but Brad Ziegler closes it out as Boston wins 8-7. They welcome Detroit tomorrow.

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Bombers taking on the Giants at the stadium and New York was shark fishing. Carlos Beltran blasts one off Jeff Samardzija in the bottom of the first as the yankees stake out to a 1-0 advantage --- in the second Mark Teixeira getting in on the fun, this one absolutely crushed to center! 425 feet as New York doubles it's lead to 2-0. --- then it's Starlin Castro with an RBI knock to left the Yankees go on to beat San Francisco 5-2, they'll head to Houston next.

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A tough end for the Lake Monsters today at Tri-City. The Valley Cats rallied for 5 runs over the final three innings including two in the ninth to walk off with a 6-5 win.

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And in NECBL action, Upper Valley victorious over Winnipesaukee by the final of 11-6, while Vermont falls on the road to New Bedford 3-1. The Neers will host the Nighthawks at 6:30 tomorrow at Montpelier Rec Field.

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Last few races from saturday at the devil's bowl, In the mini-stocks, a great race by Hinesburg native Eric Messier. Messier rolled past Harold Lavair and Andrew Fitzgerald in claiming his third straight win to take over first place in the standings. --- and in the renegades, former champ Richie Turner of Fairfax made his first start of the season worthwhile, as he took the lead on lap 7 to claim the checkered flag ahead of Jim McKiernan.

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A pair of catches and a photo finish make up this week's top 3 on 3. ((At number three, Lake Monsters hosting the Renegades on Friday, Nate Mondou getting low to rob Hudson Valley of a hit. That proved crucial as Vermont would tie it late and win in the 11th yesterday. --- At number two, a little love for the visitors in Monday's Neers game against Winnipesaukee and why not. Ryan Shinn laying out to take extra bases away from Trevor Ezell. Fortunately for the home team, they'd go on to win that game. --- And at number one an incredible finish in the Governor's Cup on Thursday. 4-time champ Nick Sweet led most of the way, but after several cautions, Scott Dragon catches up. This one goes down to the wire and Dragon edges out Sweet for his first career Governor's Cup win! Dragon claiming the cup and the number one spot in the top 3 on 3.))


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