Sun 08-DEC-2013 11 P.M. News Script
Good evening and thanks for joining us, I'm Adam Sullivan. An Enfield, New Hampshire man is dead. And a Killington driver has been charged in connection with the death. It happened last night on the Killington Road. Police say 26 year old Kyle Wilson went out for a walk and didn't come back. Police say 27 year old Michael DeBellis was driving the car that struck Wilson. DeBellis was subsequently taken into custody this evening and processed for felony counts of Careless & Negligent Operation and Leaving the Scene of an Accident; with death resulting. We'll have more on this tommorow on the Channel 3 morning news...
Two other accidents this weekend caused 3 more deaths. The first happened Staturday-- a little after 1:15 in the afternoon-- on interstate 89 in Lebanon. Officials identified the victims as 24-year-old Amanda Murphy and 29-year-old Jason Timmons-- both of Wilder. Police say a pickup truck driven by 53 year old Robert Dellinger of Sunapee, N.H., was headed south when he lost control, drove into the median, and crossed into the northbound lane, striking the victims' car. Police say Murphy and Timmons died at the scene. Dellinger was hospitalized with minor injuries. The cause of the crash is still under investigation and police are seeking information from anyone who may have witnessed the accident.
An accident in Irasburg also claimed a life. It happened just before 9 o'clock last night. Police say 28-year-old Gerald Begin (BEEgin) of Coventry rolled his car on Route 5. He was thrown from the vehicle. Officials say he was taken to the hospital where he died. He was not wearing a seatbelt.
Burlington Police are on the lookout tonight for two men involved in a downtown armed robbery. It happened on Front Street this afternoon. The victim told police he was held up at gunpoint by two African American males. The two suspects then immediately fled the area. The victim was not injured. ((TAKE FONT)) One suspect was about 5'10" approximately 270 lbs, wearing a dark puffy coat and jeans, and carrying a small dark handgun. The second suspect was about the same height 5" 10", 150 lbs, and wearing a dark hoodie and jeans. Anyone with information is asked to call police.
A Bennington man visiting the Chittenden County jail is now facing charges himself for trying to use a baby to smuggle drugs. Police say they were tipped off last week that 27-year-old David Willette might try to to use the baby top conceal drugs during a scheduled visit Saturday. Armed with a search warrant, police say they did find drugs on the child. Willette faces several charges including Reckless Endangerment of a child. An inmate-- 35-year-old Julea Larsen-- is also facing a conspiracy charge. The child is in state custody.
A shoplifter-- who was caught on camera-- is highlighting a growing problem around the holidays. Elizabeth Keatinge reports.
Police are looking for this man who they say fulfilled his holiday wish list by taking what he wanted - and going on his merry way without paying. The surveillance video shows the suspect stealing expensive headhones from the Barnes and Noble in South Burlington. ((Sue Hallock/Barnes and Noble Manager 21:53:54:16 "We had seen him in the music department the day before, basically we found out he was scoping us out, checking out our merchandise. 21:54:01:10)) Hallock says she believes he returned to swipe the items. ((Sue Hallock "21:54:07:09 He came in again, when the department was very busy and grabbed two Dr. Dre beats headphones and took off out the department.21:54:16:07 ")) Several weeks later, the thief struck again-- targeting the same merchandise. ((21:54:29:00 We were missing some again, nobody even saw them, checked CCTV and he was in and out of the department in less than 11 seconds.21:54:36:25)) The South Burlington Police Department says retail thefts are common, but this time of year brings out even more crime. Police are increasing patrols at the University Mall and surrounding areas. ((Sargent Gregg Jager 22:37:05:20" There's an added spike around the holiday seasons for various reasons." 22:37:11:07)) The most recent annual report from the Vermont Department of Public safety says total property loss due to theft was $21 million in the state Law enforcement officials say when it comes to what thieves will take, they don't discriminate. ((Sargent Gregg Jager "22:37:27:07 Anything, anything really that they can get their hands on... groceries from electronics to clothing.22:37:34:07") ) The South Burlington Police Department say they are looking for a male suspect in his 20s regarding the Barnes and Noble robbery. The thief made out with approximately $800 worth of merchandise, just below the $900 mark, which in Vermont constitutes a felony. Store employees say they are beefing up security measures. ((Sue Hallock/Barnes and Noble Manager 21:56:59:00 The company is taking precautions, we thought we had too, but now we are going to the next level. 21:56:03:09)) That means moving things around at the store to deter thieves. ((Sue Hallock/Barnes and Noble Manager 21:55:03:20 We relocated the display at this point, they are already secured with what we call spider wraps which is supposed to deter theft.21:55;12:08)) Thefts, that are on the rise this holiday season. Elizabeth Keatinge, Channel Three News, Burlington.
A proposed wind farm in Maine will bring Burlington closer to its renewable energy goals. That's according to officials from Burlington Electric. Boston-based First Wind runs the Sheffield project in Vermont. The company plans to build a new 18-tower project in Hancock, Maine. Under a proposed 10-year agreement, they will sell 25-percent of that power to Burlington Electric. Utility officials say the deal would bring their total power portfolio to 92-percent renewable.
A young teen-- who lost her battle with cancer-- is inspiring others to create art. Emily Lyman died of Leukemia at just fifteen years old, in December of last year. This weekend her family organized an art exhibit inspired by Emily's poetry. Family members were emotional when talking about what they loved most about the young girl and her lasting legacy through art.
((Monica Lyman/Emily Lyman's Mom 06:25:22:02 Emily was just a real thinker, she loved to read and she did a lot of poetry with my mother.who is here today 06:25:34:17)) ((Karen Bradley/Emily Lyman's Aunt 06:31:22:01 She was always in life, even though she couldn't participate, where other kids might say poor me, she participated where she could.06:31:29:11)) ((Marcus Roberge/Emily Lyman's Classmate 06:49:26:17 What I can remember the most is her voice, because she had such a clear voice a really beautiful voice that really sticks in my mind.06:49:34:20)) Some of the artwork will be collected and made into a book. Other pieces will be sold to benefit the Emily M. Lyman Foundation.
Hundreds turned out today for an annual holiday party in Burlington. A tradition that's been going on for decades. Ali Freeman reports.
((54:25 Ann Cunningham / Burlington "It was always a lot of fun. It was a great way to dress up and have a fancy party -- something that we usually didn't get to go to, big fancy events.")) Burlington native Ann Cunningham -- says as a girl her parents would take her to the annual Pomerleau Holiday Dinner for families in the community. And now, for the 33rd annual event -- she is continuing the tradition and bringing her daughter. ((47:41 Emily Cunningham / 9 Years Old "Well it makes me feel happy. And plus this big place -- it's an honor to be here.")) The mother and daughter were among hundreds of families invited to the event in Burlington on Sunday morning. Although Santa Claus was there -- the biggest gift came from Tony Pomerleau -- who has funded this event for more than 3 decades. At 96 -- the successful businessman says he has been fortunate over the years, and wants to spread the holiday cheer. ((nats)) With help from 50 volunteers, the Burlington rec department organizes the day of festivities. ((30:21 Maggie Leugers / Rec. Superintendent "So we work with all the non-profits in town and what they do is they give us the list of families that really could use an additional boost for the holidays.")) ((32:13 Mayor Miro Weinberger / Burlington City "What I enjoy seeing is the kids and how happy they are. And the great range of activities that they are able to enjoy this morning.")) And this year, more than 500 people showed up for the holiday party -- where plenty of activities could get anyone in the holiday spirit. The free event included a catered dinner, Santa's workshop with gifts for the kids, face painting and more. 57:52 ((Chauntel Barcomb / Burlington "It feels really good to know that there's people out there that do care -- it feels really really good.")) Chauntel Barcomb says this is the first year she has brought her two kids to the dinner -- but says that times are tough and they wouldn't have been able to celebrate like this on their own. Organizers say over the years they have seen an increase in families who could use the extra help during the holidays. 26:35 ((Maggie Leugers / Rec Superindent "We are seeing families that are starting to come and I don't know if that will change in the future, but we have more families -- and families that we haven't seen before. So that really is a change over the last couple years.")) As more families look for ways to make ends meet -- this holiday tradition gives everyone something to celebrate. Ali Freeman channel 3 news .. Burlington.
still ahead Stowe celebrates its new ice rink....... Plus... a congregation that walks together stays together... First.. Here's Dave with the weather...
There is a new place to skate in Stowe. And our Melissa Howell was there for the grand opening.
The doors are finally open -- and skaters couldn't wait to hit the ice. (( Jeffery Philipov/ Stowe Vacationer 01:58:47 "It's perfect, it's what we need." 01:58:49)) The Stowe Arena's grand opening celebration invited locals and tourists to the dedication of the new building. ((NATS)) After the old Jackson arena was taken down, planning for the 6.5 million dollar facility began in 2012. ((Matt Frazee/Parks and Recreation Director 02:01:17 "It was really only last February when we knew for sure this was absolutely going to happen so just about eight months later, to be standing here, it's pretty amazing." 02:01:28)) The new indoor rink features expanded bleacher seating and more locker rooms -- and a few other perks the to keep visitors a little warmer during the winter. ((Charles Safford/Stowe Town Manager 01:31:59 "The sidewalk's heated and we're reusing a lot of what would otherwise be waste energy to reuse it in the facility." 01:32:07)) ((NATS)) ((Charles Safford/Stowe Town Manager 01:29:27 "The community is very excited, hopefully you see a lot of smiling faces today." 01:29:32)) ((Rachel Vandenberg/Stowe Resident 01:54:44 "it's warm, it was very cold before that helps and it's just a very nice new facility." 01:54:53)) The new skating rink will also offer a learn to skate program and hockey initiation programs for all ages .. ((Matt Frazee/Parks and Recreation Director 02:05:57 "it's a great thing to expand the program and offering for the community but also to have this valuable resource for the town to help bring in more people to our town." 02:06:09)) And for those visiting the new rink -- knowing HOW to skate isn't a requirement. ((Jeffery Philipov/ Stowe Vacationer 01:58:52 "I haven't been on skates in several years, my kids will be jealous I'm doing it and I think I'm gonna fall. You can film that too." 01:58:57)) Open just in time for the winter season, the town looks forward to the new arena driving the local economy -- and giving more visitors a chance to learn a thing or two on the ice... Melissa Howell Channel 3 News.
A local congregation made a short pilgramige to it's new home today. The Christ Presbyterian Church has leased property from the University of Vermont for the last 35 years. But UVMdecided not to renew it's lease. Today, members marched through downtown to their new home of worship. The Cathedral Church of Saint Paul has opened it's doors to allow the congregation to use the lower level of their building.
((02:33:25 "This is part of making it real for ourselves, this kind of pilgrimage. It makes it concrete. Today there are a number of people who have probably never been in this space before so this gives them a chance to get used to it a little bit." 02:33:40)) The Christ Presbyterian Church will hold it's first service in its new space on January 5th.
TONIGHT: Cloudy. Light snow after midnight. T-1" possible. Low: 17/25 Wind: SE 10-15 mph MONDAY: Snow, sleet & possible freezing rain, tapering to PM snow showers. 2-5" accumulation. High: 30/38 Wind: S 10-20 mph MONDAY NIGHT: Snow showers early, then partly cloudy. Low: 17/25 Wind: SW 10-20 mph TUESDAY: Partly sunny. High: 20/28 Low: 12/20 Wind: W 10-15 mph WEDNESDAY: Partly sunny. Chance for PM snow showers. High: 15/25 Low: 0/10 THURSDAY: Partly sunny & cold. High: 10/20 Low: 0/10 FRIDAY: Partly sunny. Chance for flurries. High: 20s Low: 5/15 SATURDAY: Partly sunny. Chance for flurries. High: 15/25 Low: 5/15 SUNDAY: Partly sunny. High: 15/25
The 5th annual Festival of Trees in St. Albans is helping to feed the hungry this holiday season. 30 decorated trees are on display in City Hall. Some of the trees have been auctioned off, and the rest will be given away at a raffle. The festival began last weekend with slay rides and a craft show. Nearly 7-thousand dollars have been raised from this year's event. All of the proceeds will go to benefit Martha's Kitchen- the local food pantry.
((Linda Lothian/Martha's Kitchen 02:20:10 "Martha's Kitchen is the only soup kitchen in Franklin County which feeds 35 to 50 people on a daily basis, breakfast and lunch. That money will just go for everyday running of Martha's Kitchen expenses." 02:20:24)) Organizations throughout the state are invited every year to decorate a tree to be auctioned off.
The Boston Bruins are banged up and that pays off for former Catamount Kevan Miller. His 5th NHL game tonight in Toronto resulting in a first for his young career. The B's defense is hurting and so are the forwards, Chris Kelly out for about a month with a broken ankle. --- Tied at 1 in the second period, Tory Krug lets one fly form the blue line and he scores a power play goal as Boston takes a 2-1 lead. --- same score, 4 minutes left in the second, off the faceoff Miller scores his first NHL goal and picks up his first NHL point. Boston takes a 3-1 lead. --- Defenseman Dougie Hamilton had to leave the game with an injury, then late in the third, Miller gets checked up against the boards by Deon Pahneuf . There's no penalty on the play, Miller leaves the ice on his own that's a good sign as the Bruins win it 4-2.
The Norwich men got back on the winning track this weekend picking up victories over Skidmore Friday and rival Castleton Sarturday. Chris Dusinski scoring a hat trick against the Spartans. Norwich enters the winter break unbeaten in the conference at 6-0-1, but with 14 freshman on the roster, the Cadets are looking for more consistency in the second half of the season.
(((VERY GOOD TEAM... :16)))
The third ranked Norwich women's hockey team with a thrilling 4-3 win over number 9 Amherst today at Krietzberg Arena. The Cadets getting the game winner from freshman gaga McComber with 1:47 left in the game.
The UVM women's basketball team home today against Central Connecticut. The Cats have won 3 of its last four games. --- Vermont down by as many as 18, but make a comeback in the second half, Kylie Butler with the steal and easy lay-in. --- Then Kayla Burchill comes off the bench and goes to work, a three, then a lay-up, followed by another 3. 8 points for Burchill, all in the second half. The Cats cut it to 1. --- But Central Connecticut's Jessica Babe with a big game, 24 points and this pretty no look pass to Tejahne Malone. UVM falls 82-68. After 175 points in their last 2 games, the cats go cold from the floor today.
(((TONIGHT WE DIDN'T ...:17)))
Hey let's check in on Brad Stevens' Celtics. A sunday afternoon game at Madison Square Garden. --- This one is all Boston, Jordan Crawford to Jeff Green, nice catch and a slam. 16 for Green. Boston out to a 25-3 lead! --- Crawford doing it with the pass, but he also led the game in scoring with 23 points. Celtics win 114-73 and are still in first place in the atlantic division.
Division 1 cross country state champ CVU's Autumn eastman is back in Vermont following a big Saturday in Portland, Oregon. The senior finished 16th at the Cross Country national championships earning all american status. We'll hear from the future Georgetown Hoya tomorrow at 6.
NFL today, Patriots and Browns in a wild one at Gillette Stadium, bad news for Pats fans, third quarter tight end Rob Gronkowski takes a shot to the knee. He reportedly suffered a torn ACL. --- New England down 12 with 2 and a half minutes to go, Tom Brady hits Julien Edleman in the back of the endzone. 26-21 Browns lead. Claeveland also commits a penalty on the touchdown. ---- With no timeouts and a minute to go, The Pats go for the onside kick, Stephen Gostkowski executes it perfectly, the ball hits a browns player and is recovered by New England's Kyle Arrington. --- The Pats take over, get a pass interference call, then Brady hits Danny Amendola for the touchdown and New England has a 27-26 lead with 30 seconds left. --- Cleveland has a chance to win it with a 58 yard field goal in the final seconds, but Billy Cundiff's kick is short. New England another dramatic comeback, 27-26 the final.
The Giants in San Diego both teams clinging to slim playoff hopes. --- The G-men with no offense for most of this one. Eli Manning throws 2 picks, the running game not much better as Andre Brown is stopped. --- Philip Rivers for the Chargers meanwhile was on fire 249 yards and three touchdowns including this one to former Patriots Danny Woodhead in the second quarter. The Giants fall, 37-14 and are officially eliminated from the playoffs.
The Bills visiting the Tampa Bay Bucs. --- The Bills with 5 turnovers, 4 of those were EJ Mannuel interceptions. It was a 4 point game in the first quarter, but that's as close as this one gets. Buffalo falls, 27-6. The Bills drop to 4-9.
High School hockey returns with a blast, a game saving stop and a one woman show in Middlebury (((Wednesday the puck dropped on a new high school hockey season and Mount Mansfield's Adam Oler took that puck and sent it top shelf for a laser beam goal.))) (((Plattsburgh women's hockey is number one in the country and keeper Sydney Aveson a huge reason why. How about the Pad stop last Sunday at Middlebury. She's only allowed 1 goal all season.))) (((Castleton and Middlebury tied at 51 in the final seconds Tuesday, the Spartans Jade Desroches blocks the potential game winning shot and the Enosburg native decides to take it the full length of the court for the lay-up just before the buzzer sounds. It's the game winner and the number one play of the top 3 on 3.)))
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