Sun 30-APR-2017 11 P.M. News Script

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Good evening, thanks for joining us, I'm Adam Sullivan. A Barre driver -- charged in connection with a deadly crash -- has been picked up once again. Police say 32 year-old Shawn Duprey was behind the wheel in February when he allegedly ran a red light in Barre and crashed into a car with two 80 year old twin sisters. Both died from they're injuries. He faces up to 35 years if convicted, but after pleading not guilty, he was released pending a trial. Saturday night, Duprey was spotted driving a motorcycle down South Main Street-- a violation of his conditions of release. Police also charged him with possesion of heroin and crack cocaine.

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((BOMBARDIER On The PHONE : "He has failed to follow the court orders and still presents as being a danger to the public. He is operating when he is not suppossed to be driving. I think this is a good argument for the states attorney and hopefully the judge will hold him (( adam asks Without bail? )) "yes ")) Duprey has a lengthy driving record -- ranging from driving without a license, to speeding and leaving the scene of an accident.

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State police are investigating a burglary at a Plainfield church. The Grace United Methodist Church was broken into sometime between Friday evening and Sunday morning. Police say miscellaneous items were stolen. Call the Middlesex barracks if you have any information.

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The fatal shooting nearly two years ago of Lara Sobel -- a DCF social worker -- sent shockwaves throughout the state. And the impacts continue to be felt. Alexandra Montgomery reports.

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(KAREN SHEA 1:38:27-1:38:39) "Post August of 2015, we live in the reality that the most horrific sorts of things can happed, and so that has changed our frame of reference." Since Lara Sobel's death in 2015, DCF Deputy Commissioner Karen Shea says they've drawn up policies and procudres to create a more coordinated response to possible danger. (KAREN SHEA 1:34:37-1:34:54) "If they're any question whatsoever, they're encouraged to think about having either a coworker team it with them, or to contact LEO and ask to accompnay them to do a home visit or think creatively and maybe perhaps ask the family to come into the office." Shea says they've hired a staff-safety coordinator, who helps them assess and handle any threats they receive. A peer support network is also in place to help emotionally. The deputy commissioner says since Sobel's death, they've receieved hundreds of threats. (KAREN SHEA 1:37:09-1:37:25) "Some of them are incredibly scary for staff and we want to make who come into this work to do these important jobs to keep kids safe, that they do that knowing that they can be safe too." In the past, Shea says social workers thought of threats as just 'part of the job.' But that attitude has changed. (KAREN SHEA 1:40:10-1:40:17) "You don't, in your efforts to keep kids safe, have to take it - that we deserve respect." Shea says she doesn't think Sobel's alleged killer sent her any threats. She also thanks the community for there support since Sobel's death, saying it's nice to know people are thinking of them. Alexandra Montgomery Ch3 news, Waterbury

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Senator Charles Schumer is vowing to fight the President's tax plan. Schumer says the plan would strike a critical blow to New York's middle-class homeowners and taxpayers. Speaking on Fox News Sunday Schumer said the estate Tax and other elements are focused-- for the most part-- on the upper class.

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((Chuck Schumer/ D-Minority Leader ""It seems to be a tax bill that's totally aimed at the wealthy interests, estate tax, get rid of it. You know how many people pay the estate tax? Only -- each year, 5,200 of the various wealthiest Americans who have estates over $10 million.")) Meanwhile New York Democrats-- at the state level-- hatched a plan to get a look at Donald Trump's tax records. A bill in the state Assembly would require the state to release five years of state tax information for any president who files a New York state return. A spokesman for the GOP-controlled Senate called the bill a public relations stunt.

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Congressional leaders have reached an agreement to avoid a government shutdown through the summer. The bipartisan deal- reached tonight- includes increased funding for the military and border security -- but does not include funding for President Trump's border wall. Details of the agreement have not been made public.

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A driver injured in a rock slide in Middlebury is expected to recover. Police say the man was driving on Route 125 near East Main Street when he saw large rocks falling into the road. It happened Saturday. He was unable to avoid hitting them. The impact rolled his open-topped Jeep. He has been released from the hospital. It took about four hours for crews to clear the rocks from the road.

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Severe weather in the Midwest and Southeast is blamed for causing at least 11 deaths. Brook Silva-Braga has the latest..

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A TORNADO ROARED THROUGH CANTON, TEXAS ... TAKING OUT EVERYTHING IN ITS PATH. the twister leveled A RECEPTION HALL WHERE TEENS AND THEIR PARENTS HAD GATHERED FOR PROM. (SOT KRIS INGRAM/ SURVIVOR ) THESE ARE THE TWO RESTROOMS WE TOOK SHELTER IN. THERE'S ALSO ABOUT 5 PEOPLE WHO HID IN THIS STAIRWELL. (BRIDGE) Amazingly, no on here was injured, despite all this damage. THE OWNER OF THE RUSTIC BARN SAYS THE WEATHER ALERT SYSTEM SAVED LIVES. (SOT: REAGAN SUMNER ) BY THE TIME WE GOT TO THE DOOR OF THE BATHROOM WHICH IS ABOUT 20-FEET THE ROAR WAS RIGHT ON TOP OF US. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAYS AT LEAST FOUR TWISTERS TOUCHED DOWN ACROSS TEXAS. (SOT GOV. ABBOTT ) YOU SAW CARS STACKED ON TOP OF ONE ANOTHER AND SO IT WS JUST LARGE SWATH AFTER LARGE SWATH OF DEVASTATION. A DRIVER USED A CELL PHONE TO capture ONE OF THE TORNADOES AS IT rumbled ACROSS A TEXAS HIGHWAY. (NATS) IT WENT RIGHT OVER IT ... OH MY GOD! IN MISSOURI, SEVERE FLOODING PUSHED THE CAB OF A TRACTOR TRAILER DOWN A ROAD. OFFICIALS SAY A CHILD WAS ALSO ELECTROCUTED WHILE PLAYING OUTSIDE AFTER THE STORM IN MISSISSIPPI. THE WEATHER IS SO BAD IN ARKANSASTHE GOVERNOR HAS DECLARED A STATE OF EMERGENCY. AND, RESIDENTS IN OKLAHOMA ARE BRACING FOR POTENTIAL RECORD FLOODING. BROOK SILVA-BRAGA FOR CBS NEWS, CANTON, TEXAS.

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Nothing like that around here. It was much cooler today. TEMPERATURE CHANGE: A good 5 to 15 degrees cooler than yesterday at this time, but the cold front already began cooling things down at this time yesterday evening. RADAR/SATELLITE: More snow and Blizzard Warnings for portions of Kansas. Severe weather in Mississippi and Alabama. A warm front is bringing some showers to the region, mainly near the Canadian border. This front will bring a return to warm temperatures on Monday. WAKEUP WEATHER: North: Showers. South: Mostly cloudy. Low: 40/48 (rising) Cooler and active during the week.

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still ahead on tonight's news... A Vermont cheese author gets accolades .. plus... A bacteria that can affect both pets and their owners ...

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Top honors for a UVM professor and her book on cheese. Catherine Donnelly won a James Beard Award for "The Oxford Companion to Cheese." It contains over 850 entries related to cheese, including cheese regulations, cheese-making techniques, cheese history and cuisines. The Nutrition and Food Sciences professor spent four years working on the book.

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As the summer months approach, it's time to head outdoors. And often, our furry friends come along. But, according to the Vermont Health Department, there's a bacteria out there that pet owners should be aware of. Priscilla Liguori reports.

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As the temperature goes up, so do the chances of getting a rare but serious disease that can be transferred between pets and owners. It's called leptospirosis - also known as lepto. ((Bradley Tompkins, Infectious Disease Epidemiologist Vermont Health Department 5152 19:08-19:28 "People who work outdoors or work with animals are the ones who are at potential risk for it. It's something that causes some pretty vague symptoms, your normal fever, headache, It can cause jaundice, maybe some abdominal pain or diarrhea.")) The Vermont Health Department says the bacteria causing lepto could survive in soil for months. ((Bradley Tompkins, Infectious Disease Epidemiologist Vermont Health Department 5152 23:17-23:32 "The animals being close to the ground, and curious little creatures probably can pick it up that way, and then humans just with their interactions living with an animal in their house pick it up with the animals shedding, perhaps in their urine.")) ((Dr. John Eustis, Veterinarian 5416 15:11:42-15:11:52 "It's transmitted through urine, and so you'd have to have direct contact with either urine on the mucus membranes or urine on an open cut.")) Infectious Disease Doctor Christopher Grace says people without pets can catch it too, by swimming in and ingesting contaminated water. ((Christopher Grace, Infectious Disease Doctor at the University of Vermont Medical Center 8186 15:20-15:26 "The water has to have the bacteria, and then you've got to get it into you.")) ((Dr. John Eustis, Veterinarian 5416 15:12:58-15:12:02 "It needs to be warmer water, stagnant water, beaver ponds are a good example.")) ((Priscilla, SU: "Leptospirosis was added to the Vermont Health Department's reportable disease list in 2015. The state has seen one probable case in a person since, but says it's keeping the disease on its radar because it's is becoming more prevelant in other parts of the world.")) ((Bradley Tompkins, Infectious Disease Epidemiologist Vermont Health Department 5152 29:53-30:00 "It's something that's seen a lot more in temperate and tropical climates than it is here in Vermont.")) Lepto can be fatal for both people and animals if left untreated. Veterinarian John Eustis recommends almost all dogs get vaccinated for the disease. These are the symptoms he says to lookout for in the furry members of your family. ((Dr. John Eustis, Veterinarian 5416 185:15:15:46-15:55 "Their kidneys will stop filtering water and what you'll see is your dog will be drinking a lot of water and they'll have to go out a lot.")) The Vermont Health Department says the best way for people to avoid getting the disease is to have good hygiene - which includes quickly cleaning up accidents in the house and using effective hand-washing techniques. Priscilla Liguori, Channel Three News, Burlington.

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RADAR/SATELLITE: A warm front is slowly moving through the region, with showers mainly north. A bit of snow and sleet was reported earlier today ...not unusual even this time of year. BACK IN THE DAY: The latest 3-inch snowfall in Burlington was on May 9, 1966 when we got 3.5 inches of snow. TEMPERATURES: Mainly in the 30s and 40s north, with some 50s south. Temperatures will slowly rise overnight. CLOUDS/PRECIP FORECAST: Monday will be warmer again, then a cold front will bring showers and thunderstorms during the evening and night. A trailing trough will keep showers around on Tuesday.

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FORECAST: MONDAY: Partly sunny & warmer. Few showers north, then late PM thunderstorms west. High: 67/75. Wind: SE 10-15 mph MONDAY NIGHT: Showers & thunderstorms, some with gusty winds. Low: 52/60. Wind: SW 10-15 mph TUESDAY: Showers likely. Cooler. High: 57/65. Low: 37/45. Wind: SW 10-15 mph WEDNESDAY: Mostly cloudy. Few showers. High: 50s. Low: 25/35 THURSDAY: Partly sunny. High: 55/65. Low: 35/45 FRIDAY: Rain likely. High: 45/55. Low: 40s SATURDAY: Showers likely. High: 55/65. Low: 40s SUNDAY: Showers likely. High: 50s.

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Thousands of people were out to celebrate the Vermont Maple Festival this weekend in St. Albans. Rose Gomez was there for the big parade today.

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Marching bands, dance troops, and star wars characters waltzed through downtown St. Albans Sunday for the Vermont Maple Festival Parade. Despite the rain--crowds packed the sidewalks to watch. ((Quinn Premont/8 Years Old 2805 03:48:22 "I saw some tractors and some fire trucks, motorcycles, and I saw those two double sided cars which were really cool, so there were two people driving them." 03:48:39)) The parade is the grand finale that many look forward to after a weekend full of maple festival activities. Thousands of people flock to the city for the food, competitions, music and rides. ((Davion Jones/8 Years old 2805 03:49:18 "Fun and fast, because they always keep turning, and it looks like they were gonna hit each other." 03:49:25)) For local businesses--the crowds mean more customers. Baker Caroline Demers held her shop's grand opening during maple weekend and says it helped the community get to know her and her food. ((Caroline Demers/Red House Sweets 2815 03:52:47 "Got my permit--a building permit 3 weeks ago. Then got my inspection two weeks ago, and I had to fix a few last minute things, and I said you know what, it's maple fest. I had a week to get used to my equipment, and I said I'm just gonna go for it." 03:53:05)) She--like many restaurants and stores along main street--catered her food for the weekend to match the theme of the event. ((Caroline Demers/Red House Sweets 2815 03:53:28 "I do a maple cinnamon bun. That's one of my staples. I did a lot of little bites knowing that there was a lot of food out there--that people probably didn't want to eat a big pastry, but I did a lot of stuff that I normally don't do, but I just focused on maple." 03:53:46)) Celebrating one of Vermont's favorite sweets treats--in a big way. Rose Gomez, Channel 3 news, St. Albans. '

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The first round of the NBA Playoffs wasn't easy for the Boston Celtics. They dropped the first two games at home to Chicago before rallying to win 4 straight and claim the series. Up next, a budding rivalry in round two. Isaiah Thomas and the Cs welcoming in John Wall and the Wizards in Game 1 --- the Zards jump way out in front early, Wall with the sidestep jumper, Washington with the first 16 points in the game --- and it gets worse in the quarter for Thomas, the accidental elbow from Otto Porter. Didn't seem to affect him too much as he hit back to back threes after that --- but Washington still in firm control. Bradley Beal drives the lane and gets it to fall, Wizards up 5 at the break --- but the Cs come roaring back. Down just one in the third, Thomas to Jae Crowder in the corner and he connects, Boston up 2 --- up 6 in the fourth, Thomas takes it himself, forces it up and in for two of his game high 33 --- and in the latter stages of the fourth, Jaylen Brown free on the wing and drills the triple Boston pulls away down the stretch to win it 123-111.

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Yankees wrapping up a series with Baltimore today --- Didi Gregorious coming up with the big hit in the ninth, a two-out two-run to tie the game at 4 and send us to extra innings --- in the 11th though, the Orioles reclaim the lead, Mark Trumbo with the knock up the middle, in comes Joey Rickard to give Baltimore the lead back --- and Wellington Castillo adds some insurance with a 2-RBI bloop Orioles take it 7-4 in 11, these two tied atop the AL East

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As it turns out, Phil Scott did *not* become the first elected governor to win a professional stock car race today. Mother nature claiming the checkered flag in Bare this afternoon as the ACT Merchant's Bank 150 was rained out. The race will be made up at Thunder Road on a date to be determined. The American Canadian Tour will return to Vermont next week with the Spring Green 117 at Devils Bowl.

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Castleton women's lacrosse taking on Colby Sawyer in an NAC semifinal this afternoon --- Spartans down one in the first, Mt Anthony grad Emily Cross doinks the free position shot off the post but follows and scores on the rebound to tie it up at 4 --- under a minute to go in the half, Nicole Lavigne with the nice juke and beats the keeper to but the Chargers back in front --- but it didnt take long for the Spartans to respond: South Burlington's Grace Johnson catches the defense napping and fires low, we're tied at 5 after one --- this one close throughout but Johnson finds Middlebury native Tiffany Danyow down low, she switches hands and scores one of her five goals on the day --- then Johnson with one of her three on the free position Castleton wins it 15-13, they get New England College in the final next Saturday. Spartans seeking a sixth straight conference title

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Norwich University this afternoon hosting the fourth annual Chris Munn 7s Tournament. Chris Munn is a 1981 Norwich rugby alum who was diagnosed with ALS five years ago. The tournament raises awareness and money for ALS research. --- The Cadets along with Middlebury, Dartmouth and Vermont all taking part. Each team playing three games. In the second to last game of the day, UVM beat the Big Green, 29-14. --- Norwich won the tournament with a 19-17 victory over the Panthers in the final game of the day. It's the first time the Cadets have won tournament. --- After the championship match, Chris Munn addressed both teams thanking them for their support. Middlebury also presented him with a jersey. Munn's speech has been slowed, but Munn told the players this tournament gives him reason to fight.

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((Keegan Frick: "it's much bigger than Rugby. It's all about life. The people that you know, the brothers that you have behind you standing all the way. Even though he's not on the pitch with us, he's always in our hearts. We're out there fighting for him. Fighting for all of the rest of the alumni that come out. So, we're just thankful."))

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In other Norwich News, hockey forward, Tyler Piacentini returned to campus today after spending a few days in the Boston area. Piacentini and the rest of the National Champion Cadets were at Fenway Park on Thursday night to get recognition for their accomplishment. Piacentini threw out the ceremonial first pitch before the Sox-Yankees game, and under a good amount of pressure, tossed a strike.

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((Tyler Piacentini: "I was lucky that it reached the plate. I was a little nervous right before I threw it, but I'm thankful that it was a good toss. It was pretty crazy. It was definitely a special night for us, for our team. It's pretty crazy, you win a national championship, then a month later our team is throwing out the first pitch at Fenway Park."))

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The high schoolers dominate this week's top 3 on 3. ((At number 3, softball from Thursday, Zelie Condon-Layman chases down a fly ball and snags it at full extension as South Burlington beats rival BHS. --- At number 2, boys lacrosse from Friday, Colchester's Luke Matthews with the nice roll dodge, protects the stick and buries it as the Lakers take down Spaulding on the road. --- And at number 1, Payton Buxton has had a great career for Middlebury and on Saturday hit a milestone, ringing up a Rice batter for strikeout number 500. Tigers get the win, Buxton takes the top spot in the top 3 on 3.


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