Sun 25-SEP-2016 11 P.M. News Script
Good evening, thanks for joining us, I'm Adam Sullivan. Another deadly shooting in our region involving a police officer. The latest-- taking place in Claremont New Hampshire-- which claimed the life of a 25-year-old. It happened a little before 5 Sunday morning. Authorities say officers were responding to a call at a home on Congress Street. During that call police say 25-year-old Cody Lafont was fatally wounded during a confrontation with police. No officers were injured during the incident. At this time we do not know what sparked the shooting. The New Hampshire Attorney General's office has taken over the investigation. News of the shooting came as a shock to those who live in the quiet neighborhood.
((Brandon Young / Claremont : "Nervewracking, being in our neighborhood and stuff, not sure what the reasons behind it were, but scary pretty close to home / find out more as the story goes on, find out what the reason was.")) An autopsy will be conducted Monday. The name of the officer involved in the shooting has not been released.
A missing boater-- originally from Connecticut who now lives in Vermont-- has been located in the Atlantic Ocean. U.S. Coast guard officials say 22-year-old Nathan Carman was found by a passing freighter this afternoon in a life raft about 100 miles south of Martha's Vineyard. He was last seen a week ago-- before leaving on a fishing trip with his mother. 54-year-old Linda Carman remains missing.
Presidential nominees Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump each met separately with Israel's prime minister, as they gear up for their highly-anticipated first debate Monday night. It's expected to be one of the most widely watched presidential debates in the country's history. Craig Boswell reports.
DONALD TRUMP MET WITH ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER BENJAMIN NETANYAHU IN TRUMP TOWER. TRUMP SAID THAT IN ADDITION TO MUTUAL GLOBAL CONCERNS, THE PAIR ALSO DISCUSSED ISRAEL'S BORDER SECURITY FENCE. (nats) HILLARY CLINTON HAD HER OWN SIT-DOWN WITH THE PRIME MINISTER LATER SUNDAY. CLINTON AND TRUMP ARE PUSHING EACH OTHER'S BUTTONS ON THE EVE OF THEIR DEBATE. CLINTON IS PUTTING BILLIONAIRE TRUMP CRITIC MARK CUBAN IN THE FRONT ROW... (twitter gfx)..AND TRUMP THREATENED TO BRING GENNIFER FLOWERS - WHO SAID SHE HAD AN AFFAIR WITH BILL CLINTON. ((SOT Kellyanne Conway/Trump Campaign Manager CNN state of the union)) We have not invited her formally//look, we're gonna talk about the issues that face America that's what the debate is. ((SOT Robby Mook/Clinton Campaign Manager ABC THIS WEEK )) We just want Hillary to have an opportunity to explain her plans. ((STANDUP BRIDGE: Craig Boswell, CBS News, Hofstra University)) TRUMP AND CLINTON WILL BE IN CLOSE PROXIMITY TO EACH OTHER ON THIS STAGE. EXPERTS SAY IT'S IMPORTANT EACH CANDIDATE STAYS IN THEIR OWN SPACE AND COMMANDS ATTENTION. (nats walk n talk) "I coach students in competitive speech and debates." ((NARR)) DR. TOMEKA ROBINSON SAYS TWO QUALITIES WILL IDENTIFY THE WINNER: ((SOT ROBINSON)) a) they're able to very clear about their policy and B) that they're likable and approachable to the audience. ((NARR)) ROBINSON SAYS THE LOSER WILL BE THE ONE WHO LOSES THEIR COOL FIRST. CRAIG BOSWELL, CBS NEWS, HOSTRA UNIVERSITY. ####
Emergency alerts on cell phones should include photos -- that's the message from New York Senator Charles Schumer. Wireless emergency alerts were sent out to millions of New Yorkers during last week's hunt for the bombing suspect. But Schumer says the system uses outdated infrastructure, and that the messages lacked critical information -- including a photo of the suspect. The New York Democrat wants the FCC to upgrade the nation's Wireless Emergency Alert system.
A Black Lives Matter Flag that was flying on the campus of the University of Vermont has been stolen. The flag was taken sometime Saturday night. It went up Thursday -- following the police shootings in North Carolina and Oklahoma. UVM's student government president says the theft underscores the necessity to engage in discussion about the injustices that so many Americans face because of the color of their skin.
Police say a woman fended off an assault on the Long Trail using pepper spray. It happened Sunday morning on a section of the trail near Bolton Mountain. Police say the woman was reportedly grabbed in the chest area by an unknown male. She sprayed the man with pepper spray and he took off. The suspect is described as a white male in his 30's, wearing a Green Carhartt sweatshirt, blue jeans, and an orange hunting hat. He was last seen walking south on the Long Trail.
A 16 Year Old boy from Colchester got a big surprise today thanks to Make A Wish Vermont. Rose Spillman reports.
Sixteen year old Brayden Duggan spent six years saving up around $14,000 to buy his dream car--a Jeep Wrangler. But when he was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year, that put a stop to his other hopes to spruce it up and make it his own. ((Kathy Duggan/Mother 4756 04:41:48 "When he was diagnosed with cancer, his wish list of new tires, and mirrors, and winch, and fender flares--he was bummed because he couldn't continue to work and save money)) This summer, Make A Wish Vermont and started planning to make his dreams a reality. On Sunday, he showed up at the Bond Auto shop in South Burlington to pick up a car part, where a group, including a WCAX camera, pretended to be filming a commercial for the store. The crew asked if he'd be willing to be in the commercial in exchange for a gift card for the shop. Duggan agreed--and was told to read cue cards that soon revealed the true reason he was there. ((Brayden Duggan/16 Years Old 04:27:21 "This isn't just any commercial. Actually, it's not a commercial at all. Because today is the day I get my wish." 04:27:31)) Duggan says it was a total surprise. Make A Wish Vermont revealed he'd finally get his wish--and they had just the mechanic to make it all happen. ((Brayden Duggan/16 Years Old 4731 04:32:45 "This means so much. It would take me my whole life for me to build this up by myself, but having them help out is huge." 04:32:55)) Dozens of his family and friends flooded out of the store to celebrate with him. ((Kathy Duggan/Mother 4756 04:41:12 "It's such an incredible wish, an incredible thing they're doing for him, but it has also helped him stay focused over the last couple of months when he goes through chemo, he works on his wish list, he does research. He just really spends his time thinking about and investigating something different than cancer." 04:41:30)) His wish granters say it will take some time to get all the work done, but they're more than happy to make it happen. ((Sue Manchester/Wish Granter 4753 04:39:45 "A lot of it I think will depend upon Brayden and how he's doing and everything. 04:39:51)) ((Jane Cassidy/Wish Granter 4753 04:39:51 "But I think they'll do it pretty quickly. He wants to be involved in some of the mechanics of it, so I bet they'll do it within the next couple of months." 04:40:01)) Duggan is getting ready to start his last round of chemo. He says his Jeep keeps his spirits up. ((Brayden Duggan/16 Years Old 4731 04:34:14 "It's definitely changed my life. You really look at life a new way, but that's why I love the Jeep, cause I can get away from everything and escape and go out and drive. 04:34:26)) Now, he'll have even more to look forward to as the Jeep gets a makeover. Rose Spillman, Channel 3 News, Burlington.
Another bus closed down the Notch Road this evening. Officials say Route 108 -- was closed after a bus became stuck Sunday around 6:45 p.m. A new law this spring targeted drivers of trucks that get stuck on the narrow road with hefty fines, but a loophole has allowed bus drivers to avoided the penalty. Use of busses on the road, while legal, is discouraged.
It's slow going to this year's fall foliage-- because of the dry weather. That also holds true for the Adirondacks, where state officials say changes are just getting underway. Tourism officials expect a 30 percent change this weekend in the Tupper Lake area and up to 25 percent around Lake Placid. Chilly conditions like tonight are expected to speed up that color change....
Even colder tonight. FOLIAGE TIMELINE: A little bit of color showing up in the mountains, but most of the trees are still quite green. FROST/FREEZE ALERT: A *FREEZE WARNING* is in effect for the areas on purple...the Adirondacks, northeastern Vermont, and northern New Hampshire from 1 AM to 8 AM on Monday. A *FROST ADVISORY* is in effect for the areas in blue (except Grand Isle County). Protect any outdoor plants you want to save. WAKEUP WEATHER: Clear and cold, with fog and frost. Low: 27/35 (some spots colder). Fall weather continues this week, though slightly warmer.
coming up on tonight's news.. Walking to cure ALS... plus... The harvest market offers a little bit of everything...
ALS-- or Lou Gehrig's disease was on the mind of walkers today at Dorest Park in South Burlington. Our own Tony Adams-- told the crowd how ALS has affected his life. He lost his wife to the neurodegenerative disease. The Walk to Defeat ALS brings together to people to raise money for a cure. It is the ALS Association's biggest annual event. This year's goal was 75-thousand dollars.
Thousands came out to Underhill this weekend for the annual Old Fashioned Harvest Market. The market has been an annual tradition for over 40 years. The United Church of Underhill hosted the event that filled the grounds with booths for people to buy everything from fresh apple cider to handmade jewelry and artwork. Streets and sidewalks were packed as neighboring home and business owners set up their own booths along the streets.
((Dave Clift/Steering Committee Chair United Church of Underhill 4806 04:55:30 "Being a church, and being part of the community, this is a way that we can just open and welcome people of the community to our grounds and just offer them an opportunity to have a good time." 04:55:44)) Old fashioned kids games--like a bean bag race--were the highlight for the younger crowd. The weekend also hosted live music, hay rides, a kids pet show, and a parade.
WHAT TO EXPECT: Warmer on Monday. Showers Tuesday (mainly AM). Temperatures near normal this week. SATELLITE: High pressure will bring us clear skies tonight, with fog and good radiational cooling. It will be even colder than last night, with 20s likely. CLOUDS/PRECIP FORECAST: Monday will start out sunny, with increasing clouds by late afternoon. Showers will be around Monday night and Tuesday morning... tapering off during the afternoon. SATELLITE/RADAR USA: Texas is getting some localized flooding from showers and thunderstorms. High pressure is dominating our region. USA LOOP: Monday is looking quiet, then a storm system will bring showers Monday night and into Tuesday (though mainly AM).
FORECAST: MONDAY: Sunny, then increasing clouds late. High: 57/65. Wind: SE 5-10 mph MONDAY NIGHT: Cloudy. Showers after midnight. Low: 45/53. Wind: S 10-15 mph TUESDAY: Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers, mainly AM. High: 62/70. Low: 37/45. Wind: SW 5-10 mph WEDNESDAY: Partly sunny. High: 60s. Low: 40s THURSDAY: Partly sunny. Chance for showers south. High: 60s. Low: 40s FRIDAY: Partly sunny. Chance for showers south. High: 60s. Low: 40s SATURDAY: Partly sunny. Chance for showers south. High: 60s. Low: 40s SUNDAY: Mostly sunny. High: 55/65
If you're looking for a fun spectator sport -- try Pumpkin Chucking. That's what hundreds of people did today in Stowe. Eliza Larson was there.
Wood -- metal -- or rope. Whatever it takes to chuck a pumpkin the farthest. ((TC 01:40:40:11 Title 1875 Dave Jordan/Festival Organizer: "It's not really about the pumpkins. I don't really have a grudge against pumpkins." 01:40:45:00)) Dave Jordan started the Vermont Pumpkin Chuckin' festival 8 years ago. Judging by the large number of spectators -- and the number of competitors -- his pumpkin throwing event has grown in size -- and intensity. ((nats)) The goal is to chuck a pumpkin as far as you can in the field behind Stoweflake Mountain Resort. What you use -- is a trebuchet -- or a gravity pulled catapult. You have to build it yourself -- following strict rules on weight and size. One tug of the rope can launch a small pumpkin hundreds of feet. ((TC 01:41:14:20 Title 1875 Dave Jordan/Festival Organizer: "And the simple way to describe a trebuchet is you put a pumpkin on one side of the teeter-totter and you have an elephant sit on the other one." 01:41:29:18)) A few smashed pumpkins is not the only price you'll pay -- proceeds from the day go to the Lamoille Restorative Center -- which Executive Director - Heather Hobart -says is a court diversion and justice center that helps about a thousand people a year. ((TC 01:31:01:12 Title 1860 Heather Hobart/Lamoille Restorative Center: "we also have employment programs and lots of alternative justice programs that keep people out of the justice system." 01:31:06:02)) Hobart says the center is aiming to raise 10 thousand dollars at the event -- a spectacle she says is squashing her expectations. ((TC 01:32:06:29 Title 1860 Heather Hobart/Lamoille Restorative Center: "well I'm learning a lot about it." 01:32:08:14)) And so are the participants -- from the old -- to the young. ((TC 0:03:07:15 Title 1917 Emerson Stapleton/Essex: "I don't really get the physics part but I like to make stuff." 02:03:11:19)) 10 year old Emerson Stapleton won last year's lightweight division. She's back again with a new trebuchet. Her dad is a physics teacher -- and is just down the line -- with a similar but much bigger version of her catapult. He's competing for a title in another of the four categories. ((nats)) The younger Stapleton says she's shooting for 235 feet -- a distance she was just shy of after round 1 Sunday. ((nats)) Flinging fruits for a good cause. Eliza Larson. Channel 3 News. Stowe.
We may only be a few days into fall, but the winter sports season is already getting started. Today, the 2016-17 UVM women's hockey team took to the ice at Gutterson Fieldhouse for the first time. Catamounts welcoming in McGill for an exhibition game --- in the first period, Vermont looking to get on the board, Cassidy Campeau sends it in to Alyssa Gorecki. She beats the keeper but it goes wide of the post --- then a few minutes later, Sarah kelly to Gorecki, but this time she is stuffed. A frustrating start for her --- they finally get their breakthrough in the second, Campeau keeps the puck in and hits Gorecki on the doorstep who tallies to put Vermont up 1-0 --- near the end of the period, Daria ONeal blasts from long distance and Campeau is there to clean up the rebound, it's 2-0 Catamounts --- but McGill comes roaring back, Nicole Howlett on the rebound as well. McGill goes on to win this one 3-2 in overtime. Cats next in action on October 4th at Union College
Today was a tough day in the sports world. Within the last few hours, the family of Arnold Palmer announced that the 7-time major champion has passed away. Palmer was widely beloved in the golf world, and known by younger generations for the signature lemonade-ice tea mixture that now bears his name. Palmer was 87. Earlier in the day, we learned of the death of young Miami Marlins ace Jose fernandez in a boating accident. Fernandez was only 24, but in his short major league career made two all star teams and won the Rookie of the Year award back in 2013. a moment of silence across baseball for Fernandez, including before the Sox battled the Rays in St. Pete --- tie game in the third, but not for long, Dustin pedroia blasts one to left center, that gets out in a hurry as Boston takes a 2-1 lead --- the Rays later tie it but in the 10th inning one of the wackiest plays you'll ever see. David Ortiz hits a gapper. Pedoira's gonna try to score from first. throw beats him, but he somehow avoids several tag attempts before finally knocking the ball out of Luke Maile's glove, he's safe. Take another look as the Sox take it 3-2. 11 in a row for Boston, they can clinch the AL East as early as Tuesday!
The Sox magic number would have gone down to one if the Yankees could have held onto a ninth-inning lead in Toronto, but it wasn't to be. the Jays rally for 2 in the bottom half to win it 4-3, Yankees have lost four in a row, and these two teams wrap up their series tomorrow night.
The Giants also took an L today courtesy of the Washington Redskins. Washington drove down the field on the back of Matt Jones before Dustin Hopkins nailed his 5th field goal of the day. The Giants were driving with the chance to win it, but Eli Manning was picked off by Sua Cravens As the Skins beat New York 29-27. The Giants are now 2-1.
Finally, don't forget to vote for our friday football frenzy play of the week. Here are the three nominees. North Country's Evan Sarault drops the snap, picks it up, gets a great block from teammate Garrett Gile, and heads to the endzone taking another Eagle with him. --- Play of the week number 2 in Milton. After the fumble, The Yellow Jackets, Trent Cross has it, looses it, picks it up again and heads 60 yards to the endzone. ---- and our final play, woodstock's .Bill Wood gets to the outside, then cuts it back inside, avoids a couple tacklers, spins out and he is gone. go to the sports or Friday Football Frenzy pages at WCAX.com and vote for your choice for top play. The winner will be revealed Monday night at 6.
College stars dialing it up from long distance dominate this week's top 3 on 3. (( At number three, Dartmouth-UVM women's soccer from Tuesday. This is Meredith Gurnee from outside the box she fires on cage and finds the top corner! The only goal Big Green defeated the Cats 1-0. --- At number two, Dartmouth-UVM *men's* soccer from Saturday, Big Green up 1-0, but Steffan Lamanna fires one from outside the box to knot this game up! They'd go to OT and the game would end in a 1-1 draw. --- And at number one, Middlebury football hosting Bowdoin Saturday, and what an incredible catch from Ryan Rizzo! This ball from Jared Lebowitz looks like it's going to be intercepted, but Rizzo rips it away and catches it flat on his back for the touchdown! Middlebury rolls Bowdoin for win number 1 while Rizzo takes the number one spot in the top 3 on 3.
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