Sun 16-JUL-2017 6 P.M. News Script

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Good evening, thanks for joining us, I'm Adam Sullivan. A day of boating turns tragic in Charlotte- after a dad drowns at the Point Bay Marina. Priscilla Liguori reports.

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Vermont waters claimed another life this weekend... this time in Charlotte. Boaters described to us what they saw here at Point Bay Marina Saturday night. ((David Moulton, Whitingham 6410 23:33-40 "As we pulled in, there were a lot of activity out here on the dock, and a lot of rescue folks kind of running around... They seemed to be searching but I wasn't sure.")) Vermont State Police say at around 8 p.m., someone reported an abandoned boat idling near the docks. That triggered the emergency response that David Moulton saw. ((David Moulton, Whitingham 6410 23:52-57 "The State Police were here and I believe Charlotte Fire and Rescue were here.")) ((David Moulton, Whitingham 6410 24:03-04 "They all seemed to be pretty busy.")) Police say 64-year-old David Clement was found dead in the water about 30 feet from shore -- near where his boat was found. Investigators believe the Pittsfield, Massachusetts man was coming back to his boat slip when he fell into the bay and drowned. ((Taylor Kingston, Charlotte 6385 19:57-20:02 "It's obviously a shock. You don't want to hear about any death in your town.")) But what caused him to fall remains unclear. That's what state police are now investigating. They told us he was alone at the time -- and they do NOT think alcohol was a factor. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday. ((Taylor Kingston, Charlotte 6385 20:44-47 "It's such an unfortunate thing in the summer time.")) ((Priscilla Liguori, Standup: 6418 I spoke with some of Clement's friends. They say he was a wonderful father who has been coming to this marina for years. Priscilla Liguori, Channel 3 News, Charlotte."))

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A farm employee is dead after a fire at a horse farm Townshend. Rose Gomez reports.

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Early Sunday morning- fire crews got the call that a barn was on fire at the Friesians of Majesty Horse farm in Townshend. When they arrived on the scene--a barn housing horses and employees was in flames. ((Douglas Winot/Townshend Volunteer Fire Chief 6526 02:14:42 "It was fully involved when we got there. SUbjects told me that there were three people trying to get the horses out, so when I first got there, I did not see the three people, so I thought we were gonna be looking for about 3 people." 02:15:00)) Eventually all three people were located--and all the horses were rescued safely. Winot says nearly 2 hours later as they continued to fight the blaze--they learned that a farm employee was missing. ((Douglas Winot/Townshend Volunteer Fire Chief 6526 02:15:27 "We fought the fire until about 5:30, 6:00 this morning, and then we had the investigators all show up at seven o'clock, 02:15:38 and then we did our investigation and everything, and then we ended up finding the third person in the barn." 02:15:45)) The farm owners did not want to talk on camera, but DID tell us the building was used for breeding. They did not have insurance on the barn and say it's at least a $1 million dollar loss for their business. ((Douglas Winot/Townshend Volunteer Fire Chief 6526 02:16:51 "There was an apartment above that barn, about two apartments. That was a total loss. The second barn was within 50 feet of this barn, and this barn was about a 100 foot long and the second one was over 200 foot long, and we saved the second one." 02:17:07)) Winot says the cause of the fire is still under investigation. The name of the victim has not been released. Rose Gomez, Channel 3 News, Townshend.

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Malone police have identified the man who was killed in an apartment fire on West Main Street early Saturday morning. They say, he's 52-year-old Eddie Lamay. And police say the fire started in his apartment. The investigation into what sparked it is ongoing. The fire displaced dozens of residents. Some suffered minor injuries while escaping.

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If you noticed thick, black smoke in St. Albans today -- this is why: Firefighters were called to this apartment building on Main Street at about 9 this morning -- after someone spotted the smoke. Firefighters say no one was home in the unit that was on fire -- and the people in the second unit got out safely. The deputy fire chief described what he saw -- when he got to the three-story building.

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((SOT Matt Mulheron, St. Albans Deputy Fire Chief 156 I was first on scene. There was fire coming through the attic and the third floor of the apartment building. Heavy black smoke filled up the neighborhood 206)) He said the fire could have been going for a half hour or more before it was noticed. No word yet on what caused it. State Police have been called in to investigate, but the deputy fire chief told us right now, nothing looks suspicious.

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Star gazers in our region could be in for a treat tonight! Space weather forecasters say that a recent explosion on the sun could lead to the rare display of the bright dancing lights known as the aurora borealis. According to the National Weather Service- the best viewing of the northern lights could be after sunset today into early Monday morning. But whether they'll be visible across northern New England depends on cloud cover, light pollution and luck. Experts advise looking north in dark, clear skies. Will we get those conditions? Dave is back with the full forecast -- right after this.

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CURRENT IN BURLINGTON: Partly sunny. Low 80s. A nice day today, and it's looking so-so for viewing the aurora borealis. It will be partly cloudy this evening, though a shower or thunderstorm is possible in northern New York and Vermont. Temperatures will be mainly in the 60s. RADAR/SATELLITE: Overall, it's looking good for viewing the northern lights. But a cold front is bringing showers and thunderstorms in the St. Lawrence Valley, and more clouds near the Canadian border. So unfortunately, some increase in cloud cover is expected this evening, but some areas (especially south) should still have some breaks in the sky. THUNDERSTORM POTENTIAL: Most of the region is in a slight risk for severe thunderstorms on Monday. Strong gusty winds, hail, and heavy downpours are possible, mainly during the afternoon and evening. RADAR/TEMPERATURES: Currently in the 70s to low 80s. CLOUDS/PRECIP FORECAST: The front will stall out, with a low pressure moving along it. This will bring possible severe thunderstorms on Monday. This system will stick around on Tuesday, though weaken. Just general showers and thunderstorm are expected during the afternoon.

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FORECAST: TONIGHT: Partly cloudy. Few showers. Possible thunderstorm early. Low: 52/60. Wind: Light MONDAY: Showers & thunderstorms, especially PM. Some strong or severe. High: 75/83. Wind: S 5-10 mph MONDAY NIGHT: Scattered showers. Thunderstorms likely early. Low: 57/65. Wind: Light TUESDAY: Partly sunny. Scattered PM showers & thunderstorms. High: 75/83. Low: 55/63. Wind: S 5-10 mph WEDNESDAY: Partly sunny. High: 80s. Low: 55/65 THURSDAY: Partly sunny. PM thunderstorms, especially north. High: 80s. Low: 55/65 FRIDAY: AM showers, then partly sunny. High: 70s. Low: 50s SATURDAY: Partly sunny. High: 70s. Low: 50s SUNDAY: Partly sunny. High: 75/85.

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Today at Louden -- most people were focused on the action at the track. But a Claremont firefighter had another goal too. Mike Cronin explains what his mission was.

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Info Bar \ \ \ Claremont Firefighter Working at NHMS to Raise Money for CHaD IT'S NOT THE KIND OF GEAR YOU'D EXPECT TO SEE A FIREFIGHTER IN. NICK KOLOSKI WILL WEAR IT PROUDLY FOR A CAUSE CLOSE TO HIS HEART. Name \ \ \ Nick Koloski \ Claremont Call Firefighter Info Bar \ \ \ Claremont Firefighter Working at NHMS to Raise Money for CHaD THE CLAREMONT CALL FIREFIGHTER IS WORKING WITH SPEEDWAY SAFETY SERVICE AT NEW HAMPSHIRE MOTOR SPEEDWAY. IF SOMETHING GOES WRONG IN PIT ROAD... HE'LL BE THERE. EVERY DOLLAR HE EARNS THIS WEEKEND WILL GO TO CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL AT DARTMOUTH-HITCHCOCK. THE MONEY WILL FUND STUFFED ANIMALS FOR KIDS... SOMETHING THAT PROVIDED HIM COMFORT WHEN HE WAS A PATIENT. KOLOSKI HAD EYE SURGERIES WHEN HE WAS 8 YEARS OLD AND WAS BLIND FOR A SHORT TIME. EARLIER THIS YEAR ... HE USED HIS CLAREMONT STIPEND TO DONATE 600 TOYS AND STUFFED ANIMALS TO CHAD. NOW HE WANTS TO CARRY ON THAT GENEROSITY BY COMBINING HIS PASSIONS FOR THE HOSPITAL AND FIREFIGHTING.

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We'll have more on Koloski and Chad tonight at 11pm because our own Jack Fitzsimmons is at the speedway. Scott?

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We are getting down to the final few laps of the Overton's 301 at Loudon. At last check, Denny Hamlin is in the lead. Our own Jack Fitzsimmons has been taking in the action. ((Jack Fitzsimmons: "Greetings from New Hampshire Motor Speedway, home of the Overton's 301 on NASCAR's Monster Energy Cup Series. It's the first of two races at the Magic Mile this year, and fans from all over our region have made the trek down. NASCAR races are always a spectacle: it's rare that racing fans get to see the best drivers in the country race in their backyard. For some fans, the trip to Loudon is a yearly occurrence. For others, it's their first time. Regardless, most of today's attendees agree that it was worth making the trip.")) ((Richard Walker: "I'm really not into the whole Nascar scene but some of my family is part of nascar, that's all they do is watch it on the weekend and stuff and I had to come check it out and I gotta say man, it's awesome and I can't wait to come back.")) ((Tyler Spooner: "I came down for the first time last year, Spring race, sitting in the stands and I absolutely loved it. It was my first nascar race. I'm just blown away by being able to be back here, be in the garage and be close to everybody, and it's an amazing experience for sure.")) ((Crystal Bresette: "Twice a year, we come down for a week. Being with the other race fans, you meet a lot of people and you see a lot of people that you've met from year's past.")) ((Jack Fitsimmons: "New Hampshire Motor Speedway has traditionally hosted two NASCAR races a year: one in July, and then a playoff race in September. But this year will be the last before the second race is relocated to Vegas. It was a disappointing development for fans in the area.")) ((Tyler Spooner: "I'm kinda disappointed about that myself, that's when the best racing happens, it's a chase race. Either way it's an awesome experience. I recommend everyone come down and check it out at least once. You won't regret it.")) ((Crystal Bresette: "I really wish they would keep it but I understand, but I'll still be here for July.")) ((Marty Donivan: "Yeah definitely will probably hurt the area economically but it gives other tracks the opportunity to get on the Nascar circuit and maybe have better racing for their area.")) ((Jack Fitzsimmons: "The Magic Mile still has that playoff race this fall, that's the ISM Connect 300 on September 24th, and it will continue to host a race every July for the foreseeable future. In Loudon, New Hampshire, Jack Fitzsimmons, Channel 3 sports."))


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