Sun 19-MAR-2017 11 P.M. News Script
Good evening and thanks for joining us, I'm Adam Sullivan. A street in South Burlington shutdown Sunday evening after a standoff with a woman who police say was suffering from a mental crisis. Police were called to White Street early Sunday evening after the woman gained entry to a house that she was not authorized to be in. Police say she was acting erratically and had apparently just gotten into a fight with her mom-- who lives at the residence. The mother, however, was not home when police were called to the scene.
((Chief Trevor Whipple/ South Burlington Police "At one point the window was open and our officers realized their was a very strong smell of gasoline -- some sort of petroleum product coming from inside the house. Fortunately with some good work from the officers they were able to convince the women to exit the house on her own. She came out, she's been taken to the hospital)) Police believe the woman doused the home with the fuel. Gas and power were shut off to the house as crews worked to gain entry and mitigate the situation. The road was reopened late Sunday night.
A Barre man is in jail after police say he attempted to car jack a vehicle full of teenage girls. It happened near Stewart Road and Hill Street Extension in Berlin Saturday night. Police say they were responding to a burglary in progress when they spotted 29-year-old Michael Perry clinging to the hood of a moving car. Authorities say Perry attempted to flag down the car -- and then climbed on top of it as the driver tried to get away. The driver's family sent these photos of the car after the incident. Police say the window was smashed by Perry, showering the teens with glass, as the driver tried unsuccessfully to shake him off the vehicle. He was eventually take into custody after a brief struggle with police. Perry faces a slew of charges including assault, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and heroin possession.
A mobile home in Westford was destroyed by fire. It happened on Route 128 in Westford over night. The trailer was engulfed when crews arrived on scene -- and is a total loss. Firefighters say nobody was inside at the time. An investigation into what cause the fire is continuing.
A Colchester woman was arrested after a police pursuit on Interstate 89. State police say they tried to stop 29-year-old Kylee Raduechel (ra-DOO-shell) for a driving violation early this morning- but instead, she took off. The pursuit started in Colchester and ended in South Burlington. A passenger in the car was wanted on five arrest warrants. Randuechel faces multiple charges including heroin possession and DUI.
A Quebec man has been cited for driving well OVER 100 miles per hour on Interstate 91. Police say 57-year-old David Rosenberg was traveling from the Montreal area when he passed a Vermont State Trooper at speeds well in excess of 100 miles per hour. The incident happened in the southbound lane in Lyndon. Rosenberg was pulled over, arrested, and released on citation to appear in court at a later date.
It's been exactly thirteen years since Brianna Maitland went missing. Tonight, she was remembered with a candle light vigil in Enosburg Falls. Maitland was last seen in Montgomery when she left work at the Black Lantern Inn. Police believe she was a victim of foul play. Loved ones at the vigil say they are not losing hope - they want to bring Brianna home.
((Mark Harper, Investigated Brianna Maitland's Case, MJA Inc Investigations 5045 11:53:41-11:53:54 Very heartbreaking. We thought this would be over by now, and we just haven't come up with anything solid.")) ((Kira Trombley, Brianna Maitland's Friend 5017 11:45:45-11:46:04 "I wish there was more that we can do to search for her and as of now all we can do is keep the voice of her story as much as we can and by having her vigil, that's one thing that we're trying to do, and we always hope that she will be found.")) Investigators say they will start searching again in the spring and plan to keep expanding their search grounds until they find Maitland.
A church in Plattsburgh has earned an official designation as a welcoming congregation for the LGBTQ community. Rose Gomez reports.
Khriss Daly grew up a Roman Catholic and says she struggled to accept her sexual orientation for most of her life. She says the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Plattsburgh helped her be proud of who she is and also connected with a faith based community. ((Khriss Daly/Plattsburgh 1061 03:19:04 "Finally finding a place after coming out to let me be who I want to be and accept me for who I am--was this church." 03:19:11)) The church has been supportive to the gay and transgender community for years. Sunday, they celebrated their official designation by the Unitarian Universalist Association as a Welcoming Congregation. The church applied for the title last fall--after proving they were inclusive to the LGBTQ community. ((Evin Carvill-Ziemer/Unitari an Universalist Association Congregational Life Staff 1060 03:14:08 "Congregations go through workshops and self study to really understand diversity present in the human community around sexuality and sexual orientation and gender, so that they can really say not just we say we wanna be welcoming, but we know we are welcoming." 03:14:23)) But not all churches support the gay and transgender community. The Westboro Baptist Church--one of the most well known anti-gay groups in the country-- targeted Plattsburgh several times in the past. More than 10 years ago they protested churches who they accused of embracing the gay culture and the city's openly gay mayor at that time. ((Katherine Hockenbarger / Anti-Gay Protester : it's not ok to be gay.)) ((Michelle Ouellette/Membership Chair 1064 03:33:03 "what happened in reaction to them coming was this coming together of people and an understanding of the needs of a group that has been bullied." 03:33:14)) The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship now has an official certificate displaying their committment, and their designation has also earned them a spot under the list of Welcoming Congregations on the association's website. ((Jessamyn Neuhaus/Welcoming Congregation Committee 1062 03:24:15 "especially at this particular moment in our nation's history, it's very important to be a liberal religious voice in the North Country--that we are very clear about who we are here and what we can offer people." 03:24:27)) Putting their church on the map for the LGBTQ community. Rose Gomez, Channel 3 News, Plattsburgh.
Airbnb continues to grow in the Green Mountains -- despite ongoing concerns around the country over local taxation. The company says 140-thousand guests stayed in Vermont last year through the online home-sharing service, earning Vermonters more than $17 million dollars. That's an 87-percent increase over 2015. The state and Airbnb have an agreement where the company collects the state's rooms and meals tax to level the playing field with traditional hotels and motels. Some towns in Vermont also charge a local tax.
It will be a busy week for lawmakers in Washington. Tomorrow the first public hearing is scheduled concerning Russia's possible involvement in the U.S. Presidential election, and nomination hearings will begin for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. Wendy Gillette has the latest..
PKG: TRACK 1: CHANGES ARE LIKELY COMING TO THE REPUBLICAN HEALTH CARE BILL THAT WOULD REPEAL AND REPLACE THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT. SOT: (Rep. Paul Ryan/Speaker of the House) (cg already on screen) We're still having conversations with our members. We are making fine-tuning improvements to the bill to reflect people's concerns, to reflect people's improvements. TRACK 2: SOME OF THOSE PROPOSED IMPROVEMENTS INCLUDE PROVIDING MORE GENEROUS TAX CREDITS TO HELP OLDER AMERICANS AND A WORK REQUIREMENT FOR MEDICAID RECIPIENTS. REPUBLICANS ARE STILL WORKING TO GET ENOUGH SUPPORT TO PUSH THE LEGISLATION THROUGH THE HOUSE, A VOTE THAT'S SCHEDULED FOR THURSDAY. SOT: (Ryan) We feel like we're on track and we are doing -- we are right where we want to be. TRACK 3: BUT ONE CONSERVATIVE LAWMAKER SAYS HE KNOWS OF 40 REPUBLICANS WHO WOULD CURRENTLY VOTE NO- ENOUGH TO DEFEAT THE MEASURE. AND IT MUST ALSO WIN APPROVAL IN THE SENATE. SOT: (Sen. Ted Cruz/R-TX) The current House bill, as drafted, I do not believe it will pass the Senate. It doesn't fix the problem. My biggest concern with the House bill is it doesn't lower premiums. TRACK 4: THE SENATE WILL BEGIN FOUR DAYS OF NOMINATION HEARINGS MONDAY FOR SUPREME COURT NOMINEE NEIL GORSUCH. THE HOUSE WILL BE FOCUSED MONDAY ON A HEARING WHERE FBI DIRECTOR JAMES COMEY WILL TESTIFY ABOUT (SUN0062 FOR PUTIN) RUSSIA'S MEDDLING IN THE US ELECTION. PRESIDENT TRUMP'S CLAIM THAT PRESIDENT OBAMA WIRETAPPED HIM LAST YEAR IS ALSO EXPECTED TO BE RAISED, AN ALLEGATION THAT HAS YET TO BE SUBSTANTIATED. SOT: (Rep. Nancy Pelosi/House Minority Leader) (cg already on screen) The Justice Department, the FBI has to really clear this. Because otherwise this administration has decided that they, with impunity, can say anything. TRACK 5: LAWMAKERS FROM BOTH PARTIES SAID SUNDAY THEY HAVE NOT UNCOVERED ANY PROOF OF THE PRESIDENT'S CLAIMS. WENDY GILLETTE, FOR CBS NEWS.
The last weekend of winter was amazing. RADAR/SATELLITE: A storm system off the coast will continue to move out into the Atlantic. High pressure is currently in our region. A warm front in the Great Lakes will bring increasing clouds on Monday. WAKEUP WEATHER: Clear. Low: 10/18. A cold one for Wednesday, then a return to more spring-like weather.
still ahead on tonight's news... dairy farmers in our region could be getting some relief... and... the Taste of Vermont at Stratton cooks up another success...
Financial relief could be on the way for diary farmers in New Hampshire. Lawmakers in the house are taking up legislation this week to provide $2 million in relief payments to dairy farmers strained by last year's drought. The bill has already passed the Senate. The drought forced many farmers to spend more on feed or reduce the size of their herds. However, the $2 million is less than farmers had initially hoped for and will come months after they first asked for relief.
Federal officials are hoping to boost populations of a threatened beetle in New Hampshire and Vermont. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plans to raise two new sub-populations of the threatened Puritan Tiger beetle in labs, and then release the insects on state owned land. The Beetles were once common along the Connecticut River, but dam building and other shoreline developments have reduced their numbers.
The 15th annual Taste of Vermont at Stratton is in the history books. Hundreds of people showed up Saturday to taste foods from restaurants and other local businesses. Guest judges, including our very own Cat Viglienzoni, who helped pick the winners in a few categories. Among them were the Best Tasting Award, which went to The Reluctant Panther restaurant in Manchester. Proceeds from the event benefit the Stratton Foundation-- which supports children in need.
A special judged took part in this weekend's Vermont Beardies competition. You likely know Jonathan Goldsmith as the "most interesting man in the world" -- thanks to his pitches for Dos Equis beer. He was one of four judges who picked the best beards at Saturday's competition. Categories included urban beard, freestyle and backwoods beard. The Burlington event raise 28-thousand dollars for Make-a-Wish Vermont.
CURRENT: Clear. Upper 20s. SATELLITE: Most of us had loads of sunshine today. Southern parts of the region saw some high clouds. Overall, it was an amazing weekend. TEMPERATURES: Northern areas are mainly in the 20s, with a few teens. Southern areas are in the upper 20s to low 30s. CLOUDS/PRECIP FORECAST: A warm front will bring increasing clouds on Monday, with a few snow showers at night. The cold front won't catch up to us until Tuesday evening, at which point it will bring snow showers.
FORECAST: MONDAY: AM sun, then increasing clouds. High: 35/43. Wind: Light MONDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy. Few snow showers. Low: 17/25. Wind: Light TUESDAY: Partly sunny. Evening snow showers. Possible squall. High: 37/45. Low: 5/15. Wind: W 5-10 mph WEDNESDAY: Partly sunny, blustery & cold. Few flurries. High: 10/20. Low: -5/5 THURSDAY: Mostly sunny & warmer. High: 25/35. Low: 15/25 FRIDAY: Increasing clouds. PM showers. High: 35/45. Low: 30s SATURDAY: Chance for rain. High: 40s. Low: 15/25 SUNDAY: Partly sunny. High: 30s
Wheelchair power soccer teams from all over New England competed in a tournament today to honor and remember former player. Priscilla Liguori reports.
Power soccer players remembered one of their own Sunday. ((Nate Besio, Vermont Chargers 4980 11:18:03-11:18:05 "Just really fun-loving, very, very, competitive.")) An adaptive soccer squad called the Vermont Chargers honored their former teammate at the sixth annual Zach Stamatis Memorial Cup. Stamatis died in 2011 after complications from being hit by a car. The twenty year enjoyed playing power soccer in the Northeast Disabled Athletic Association. ((Scott Goyette, Organized the tournament, Head Coach, Vermont Chargers 5001 11:38:04-11:38:16 "he'd keep his jersey on almost all the time, and it meant so much to him. And he really embodies what the sport is all about ...about providing an opportunity and giving people an avenue to experience athletics.")) ((Betsy Grant, Addison, VT, Son plays power soccer 11:26:48 11:26:45-11:26:59 "We're very excited every year for the Zach Stomatis tournament, because it brings so many teams together. We have teams from Montreal, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and everybody comes together for a great day of competition.")) Also honored at this year's cup is Edward Goyette - a former squadron commander of the Green Mountain Boys. ((Scott Goyette, Head Coach Vermont Chargers 5001 11:35:12-11:35:23 "One of our big supporters of our program, of power soccer happened to be my father who passed away March fifth, so we're dedicating this year's tournament to him as well.")) The tournament was held at the University of Vermont's Patrick Gym. The games are played with two teams of four, and an over-sized ball. ((Jerry Boyd, Boston Breakers 4997 11:30:22-11:30:25 "This tournament specifically gets better and better every year.")) BUTTED ((Jerry Boyd, Boston Breakers 4997 11:30:06-11:30:13 "It just goes to show how the sport has grown over the years in New England.")) Parents and players say this adaptive sport gives competitors confidence during and after the games. ((Nate Besio, Vermont Chargers 4980 11:18:34-11:18:39 "It helps people with physical disabilities say that they can do things just like everybody else does.")) ((Betsy Grant, Addison, VT, parent 11:27:38-11:27:46 "It gets really exciting to see that there's an opportunity for real competition, growth team membership.")) ((Priscilla Liguori, Stand-Up 5016 11:42:15-11:42:26 "Donations collected at the tournament will go toward the Vermont Charger's effort to play in the national power soccer competition in Indiana. Priscilla liguori, Channel three News, Burlington."))
By now, we should be used to seeing the Plattsburgh women's hockey team raise the D3 national championship trophy above their heads. The Cardinals won their fourth straight national title on saturday, but this one was a bit different. Plattsburgh arrived at Burlington International Airport this afternoon with said trophy in tow, then boarded a bus back to campus where they were greeted by their fans. After winning the title *at* Stafford arena each of the last three seasons, NCAA rules dictated the Cardinals had to go out to Michigan in order to do it again this year. Plattsburgh cruised by Norwich in Friday's semifinal before emerging with a come-from-behind overtime win over host Adrian yesterday. The tougher nature of this victory make's it just a little bit sweeter for this year's crop of seniors.
((Duquette: "We've seen them twice and they took us into overtime the last time too so we knew that it was gonna be a battle and you know we just had to find it and dig deep and just have more heart is what it cam down to, you know. We weren't gonna let it happen, we weren't gonna lose that game." --- Leonard: "Their crowd was absolutely insane. You know, they were behind both nets and they were booing me the whole time and booing our team so I think it was just really special to win it in their barn and show them that it just doesn't matter where we play, we're gonna win it." --- Brand: "It's kind of hard to go back and think about what happened. I kind of blacked out, I just saw the puck hit the back of the net and I saw the goal light go off and I just started throwing my gear and everybody tackled me to the ground. It was just an incredible feeling and I didn't even know what to do."
The Norwich men are hoping they can also bring a national championship trophy back to the area. The top-ranked Cadets are headed to the men's D3 Frozen Four in Utica, New York next weekend after taking down Hamilton Saturday at Kreitzberg Arena by the final of 6-3. Norwich interestingly enough will *also* play Adrian, but in Friday's semifinal. Puck drop of that game has been set for 6:30, and we will have coverage from Utica.
The UVM men's hockey team on the other hand will not get a chance to compete for a national title. Their Hockey east quarterfinal loss to Boston College last weekend seemingly sealed their fate, but the NCAA made it official today when the field was announced. The Ice Cats were the second team out of the tournament after finishing 17th in the pairwise rankings. The top 16 in that list make up the bracket *unless* a team outside that group wins an automatic bid as a conference champ. That happened this year with Michigan Tech taking Bc's spot. Umass Lowell, BU, Providence, and Notre Dame all made the field out of Hockey East, as did Union, who beat UVM twice at the Gut in December.
A pair of game winners and the beginning of a new era make up this week's top 3 on 3 ((At number three, Thetford trailed Windsor by 13 points in the fourth quarter of the D3 girls basketball championship on Saturday but Reagan Covey brought the Panthers all the way back. She scored 23 points on the night, including the eventual game winner with just seconds to go as Thetford claimed its second title in 4 years. --- At number two, ST J couldn't take the D1 girls title from CVU, but their semifinal win was special. Josie Chioniere goes the length of the court in just over six seconds to beat BFA at the overtime buzzer and put the Toppers in the title game. --- and at number one, the Vermont Bucks have brought pro football to Vermont, and a local boy had the play of the night in the franchise's debut Friday. Milton's own Jamie Holbrook comes up with the sack, forces the fumble, and eventually scoops and scores for Vermont in a dominating 73-21 win over the Connecticut Chiefs. Win #1 in the books for the Bucks, and the number one spot in the Top 3 on 3 to Holbrook.
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