Tue 21-JUN-2016 6 P.M. News Script
A river crossing turns deadly in the Northeast Kingdom. Good evening. I'm Kristin Kelly. And I'm Darren Perron. Divers recovered the body of a 15 year old boy -- late this afternoon. Police have not released the victim's name. Alex Apple has more on the search.
((Apple Intro: 35:34. Fish and game divers tell us that a strong current swept a 15-year-old Vermont boy under the Connecticut River Monday. Less than 24 hours after his disappearance, divers have located his body.)) ((PHONER Cameron Knowles/Rescued swimmer 48 I was going back in to get the other kid but he was gone.)) A group of friends stepped into the Connecticut River near Lunenburg Vermont -- and one never made it out. Cameron Knowles heard screams for help -- leapt into the water -- and saved one of two boys struggling in the water. ((Cameron Knowles/Rescued swimmer 34. His brother came running up saying his brother was drowning and needed help and I booked it down there through the mail and had everything on and jumped in there.)) ((New Hampshire Fish & Game Sgt. Mark Ober 28:45 they got to the point where the water was deeper than they expected. Two of them got in over their heads.)) New Hampshire Fish and Game dive teams spent much of the next 24 hours searching in 10 to 12 feet of water. Family of the missing boy crowded together on a bridge Tuesday overlooking the water where divers searched. Around 3 Tuesday afternoon -- divers located the body -- just down stream from where he went under. Search teams used sonar technology and an underwater camera. ((New Hampshire Fish & Game Sgt. Mark Ober 30:09. The side scan sonar from my experience usually picks up items very well.)) ((Apple close: 37:34 Limited visibility of no more than a couple feet made the search difficult on divers. The Vermont State police were called in to help New Hampshire fishing game with the search. Alex Apple. Channel 3 news. The Vermont New Hampshire border.))
Now - to a break in a murder mystery in New Hampshire's North Country. Celina Cass was found dead nearly 5 years ago. Her stepdad is charged. And her mom shared her anguish with Adam Sullivan outside court in Berlin New Hampshire this afternoon. Adam. A mother's worst nightmare realized today -- and while she says justice was served -- many questions remain.
((Louisia Cass: Loving caring joyful outgoing)) Its been nearly 5 years - but Louisa Cass's grief over her daughter's murder has not subsided. ((Louisia Cass more about her little girl )) Love basketball, loved all of her friends and her teachers loved her. 6 secs Louisia Cass was supported by loved ones as she entered court Tuesday. Her former husband- 52-year-old Wendell Noyes- is charged with the second degree murder of 11-year-old Celina Cass. Prosecutors says Noyes killed Cass by submerging her in the Connecticut River in July 2011. The girl's body was found 6 days later. Noyes was questioned in connection with the murder very early on, but the case went unsolved for several years. ((Jane Young says something about the investigation... )) This case has stayed on our desk and Celina has stayed in our hearts and she will continue to be there until we resolve this case. 8 secs Prosecutors are releasing very few details about he case. Court documents are sealed. But this mom continues to look for answers. ((Louisia Cass talks about why did the arrest take so long?)) Finall an arrest, finally after 5 years, we're going to get justice. 8 secs Cass was married to Noyes at the time of the killing. She divorced him after Celina's murder. Investigators arrested Noyes for second degree murder Monday - at the New Hampshire state hospital. A judge had ordered him there in December due to mental competency concerns in a separate trespassing case. ((cass talks about how she wants him to get the death penalty)) Trying to come to the reality and face all that's been going on and to try to make steps forward instead of backwards" 10 secs Celina's mom knows how she wants THIS case to end. OQ" i want the death penalty" 1:38
Noyes is not eligible for the death penalty with the second degree murder charge, but he could face the possibility of life behind bars. Whether Noyes is competent to stand trial is now in question Adam: That's correct, usually a judge would schedule a probable cause hearing, but a competency hearing will now be the next phase of this long drawn out case to see if in fact he is competent to stand trial for murder.
More arrests in the beating death of a transgender man at a Burlington homeless camp. One month after Amos Beede's death -- a 5th person will be charged with his murder. Investigative reporter -- Jennifer Costa -- is following the case. She's in the newsroom with the latest. Jennifer. Kristin and Darren -- I actually visited the camp off Pine Street today -- and spoke with Beede's friends. It's clear they're still grieving. The news of another arrest even brought one man to his knees.
Heartache fills this Burlington homeless camp. ((Guy #1/victim's friend 00:05:32:10 "we had to identify my friend by a tattoo." 3:42 I relive that whole incident. over and over and over again.")) One month after Amos Beede was beaten -- and left for dead -- his friends are struggling to shake the horror. ((Guy #2/victim's friend 00:08:51:14 "I looked at the tent and I heard it from over my left shoulder." 00:09:05:01 "like a blood gurgling.")) The men asked us not to show their faces. But agreed to take us to the spot -- on the outskirts of camp -- where they found the transgender victim's body. ((Guy #2/victim's friend 00:14:30:09 "hello. how are you doing, Amos. what's good? talk to me? talk to me. talk to me. wake up. come on.")) This man called 911 -- and held his friend until help arrived. Beede died one week later. Blunt force trauma to the head. ((Guy #2/victim's friend 00:08:00:22 "she was great. she looked out for me. she had a big heart. She would never give me a single penny for alcohol with was kind of respectfully awesome.")) Police arrested four suspects -- in California. That's where they fled after the alleged attack. These men know them all. They lived together in the camp -- and say a fight over feces and urine -- ignited the violence. ((Guy #1/victim's friend 00:01:51:04 "my friend died because of some piss." 00:02:09:03 "they didn't have to go to that extreme to get their point across.")) Tuesday -- a 5th arrest. Another transient -- 29-year-old Amber Dennis will be charged with second degree murder too. According to the original court paperwork -- Dennis told detectives she witnessed the four suspects -- take turns dragging, punching and kicking Beede -- but denied joining the beating. Police accused her of lying -- and said her story was rife with inconsistencies. They also say she had the victim's cell phone. ((COURT DEFENSIVE ATTORNEY 00:17:57:29 "i have a conflict of interest in the matter.")) In court Dennis did not enter a plea. She needs a new lawyer. The Chittenden County prosecutor declined to say whether more arrests are in the works -- but calls the case a high priority. ((TJ Donovan/Chittenden County prosecutor 00:20:31:00 "The investigation continues and we will look at everybody and everything that was involved in this case.")) Back at camp -- the men say they didn't know Dennis well. She occasionally stayed there with her boyfriend. They say this violence makes the entire homeless community look bad. ((Guy #1/victim's friend 00:05:55:09 "We're down on our luck but we're not all monsters. Some of us are actually very nice compassionate people just trying to find a job."))
Amber Dennis is being held without bail. The other four suspects have been picked up by the U-S Marshals Service. They're due back in Vermont by June 30th. They'll be arraigned on murder charges at that time.
A pair of Vermont newspapers is cutting print editions -- from 7 days a week -- to just 4. The Rutland Herald and its sister paper the Barre-Montpelier Times Argus announced they will not print on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays - instead, they're focusing on the paper's online presence, offering digital editions 7 days a week.
((Rob Mitchell//Editor In Chief, Rutland Herald 39:18-39:33: "Print is our past and our present, and the future is online on smartphones, digital, and what we found is that we weren't spending enough time investing in that, in where we were going to be in the future, and we felt it was important to do this rather than cutting positions.")) Starting in July - the company will offer print editions only on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday beginning.
Lightning photo: We had a line of showers and thunderstorms come through in the middle of the night, it may have woken you up like it did one of our producers, Diane Landry. Local Temps: Temperatures today ended up being much more comfortable than last night, with most of us in the 70s. 24 hour temperature difference is about 10-15 degrees from this time last night, and the cooler weather will continue for the next couple of days. Tonight: Partly cloudy. Lows 48/55 Winds: W 5-10 mph Wednesday: Sun and clouds. Scattered showers. Highs: 68/75 Winds: SW 5-10 mph Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy. Cool. Lows: 45/52 Winds: Light Thursday: Partly sunny. Chance of a shower, south. Highs: 65/72 Winds: Light
The cost to complete a controversial gas pipeline rose again today. Kyle Midura is here to tell explain, Kyle - Darren - it's another multi-million dollar hike for the pipeline's price-tag -- for this bill -- consumers are largely, but not completely protected.
Vermont Gas Systems' pipeline -- set to run from Colchester to Middlebury -- is scheduled for completion later this year -- and could be operational in 2017. But Tuesday -- the pipeline once again spilled over its construction budget. CEO and President Don Rendall... (01:35:36:00) ((Don Rendall - Vermont Gas Sytems CEO and President there are cost increases, cost adjustments, for which, we, Vermont Gas, the company will be responsible, and not our customers)) To keep approval from state regulators, Company leaders previously pledged share-holders -- not ratepayers -- would bear any costs above 134-million dollars. Project costs have been on a consistent rise -- initially projected at 65-million dollars costs have consistently ballooned over the last five years. The most recent budget increases nearly eight percent, from 153-million to 165; half-a-million dollars can be passed on to consumers because costs stem from protests outside the company control. (01:36:58:00) ((Don Rendall - Vermont Gas Sytems CEO and President we are all-in to complete this project, and we are very confident in our ability to complete this project)) Neither rising costs nor persistent protest deter company leaders. But the pipeline is no pipe dream for spokespeople at AARP (01:42:35:00) ((Greg Marchildon - AARP VT State Director they've been trying to sell the public a bill of goods on this project for a long time and today is just yet another example of a company that clearly cannot manage a large-scale contruction project)) A-A-R-P spokespeople say they don't believe this will be the project's last budget increase. (01:43:31:00) ((Greg Marchildon - AARP VT State Director another five million here, another 10 million there)) -- and argue only the company will benefit from the project. They're frustrated by what they call incompetent management and regulation. (01:44:25:00) ((Greg Marchildon - AARP VT State Director it's a perfect storm, and it's turning into a real disaster))
Public Service Commissioner Chris Recchia says the 134-million cut-off is providing a valuable consumer protection. Asked about A-A-R-P's criticism he said the organization's leaders will only be happy if the project goes away. - Darren
Vermont Technical College is looking for a new president. Current president -- Dan Smith -- will step down in August. Smith, has led the school for the last two years. He's leaving to become President and CEO of the Vermont Community Foundation, a non-profit which facilitates charitable giving for philanthropists, funds and other foundations. The chancellor of the Vermont State Colleges says Vermont Tech will likely have an interim president in place before the start of this coming school year.
New York state police and Plattsburgh city police are working together to crack a cold case that has haunted the city for more than 30 years. Police say evidence found in the 1984 homicide of a SUNY Plattsburgh student may have been planted to get investigators off the trail of the killer. Rose Spillman explains.
Twenty year old Dawn Andrea Svocak, also known as "Magic" was last seen alive on August 17th, 1984 in Plattsburgh. More than 30 years later, police are still investigating who is behind her murder. ((Capt. Robert LaFountain/BCI Captain Troop B NYSP 0598 00:22:10 "This case has been like a large puzzle. We have a lot of pieces to the puzzle that we have put together, but we're still missing a few pieces. We strongly believe that there are people out there that have information, for whatever reason have not come forward. We are seeking their assistance." 00:22:26)) Police say the SUNY Plattsburgh student was out at Blair's Bar before she disappeared. They say an aquaintance reported her missing the next day when she didn't return home. ((Rose Spillman/Beekmantown 0601 00:33:31 "POlice say that her body was discovered more than a month after her disappearance in this field by two farmers. They say that the homicide may have taken place elsewhere, and that her body was left here in a field that was originally covered by corn." 00:33:45)) The farm in Beekmantown sits just a few miles north of where she was last seen. Police say an autopsy revealed that she was killed by blunt force trauma, and the case was soon ruled a homicide. Now, new york state police and plattsburgh city police are bringing old evidence back to the table for testing. ((Chief Desmond Racicot/Plattsburgh City Police Dept. 0589 00:14:36 "The process of DNA has changed dramatically, so for an example, before when people think DNA, they think of saliva, bodily fluids, whatever. Now there's things even like touch DNA. So we're getting ...they're getting the DNA just from people touching things." 00:14:52)) Police say evidence that was found on alleyway across from the bar included a knife, a red boot belonging to Svocak, part of a belt, and a used feminine product. They now believe those items were planted intentionally. ((Captain LaFountain/BCI Captain Troop B NYSP 0598 00:22:54 "Someone, or some people were trying to take law enforcement off the trail by depositing in the alley, which is now known as Dawn Alley. So we're looking at the entire case. We're conducting re-interviews, and we have also had some people come forward to provide additional information." 00:23:14)) Police say the bar Svocak spent her last night out at was publicly known as a hangout for the gay community. They believe that may have prevented witnesses from coming forward at the time. ((Chief Desmond Racicot/Plattsburgh City Police Dept. 0589 00:15:20 "Back in the 80s in people's feelings about, you know...there was a military base here, and at the time if you were in the military you couldn't be openly gay, and if you were into a gay establishment, you may not want to report information." 00:15:34)) The bar is no longer in business, but police hope witnesses will come forward who could bring this cold case to a close. Rose Spillman, Channel 3 News, Plattsburgh.
The Rutland board of aldermen is meeting right now about a petition calling for a citywide vote over the Refugee resettlement program. Officials will take questions from the public at City Hall. Rutland's mayor Chris Louras announced this spring that about 100 refugees from Syria and other countries will begin arriving in Rutland later this year. The Mayor will NOT be at the meeting, and says he's NOT looking toward using his authority to put the issue on the ballot.
((Mayor Chris Louras//Rutland, VT: 1:00:38-1:00:47: "Frankly, from a moral perspective, we don't get to vote and have never gotten to vote on who lives in our communities in the state of Vermont, we just don't do that.")) Our Lynzi DeLuccia will have more from the mayor and from tonight's meeting coming up later on the Channel 3 News at 11.
Temperature graph: Temperature right on the money today, with a high of 78, ..It will be a bit cooler over the next couple of days, and then look for another warm up over the weekend. Highs today: These are our highs today, very reasonable upper 70s to near 80. Rad/sat: Clear skies on our satellite and radar, we are expecting some showers tomorrow. RPM: Temperatures will remain pleasant and even a bit cool over the next couple of days with scattered showers tomorrow. There will be a storm system moving to our south Thursday and that will bring some rain showers to some of our southernmost regions. Surface map: Here's the disturbance that will be bringing the showers to the area tomorrow, as well as some cooler temperatures. And there's the storm that will be bringing wet weather primarily to the mid Atlantic region and southern New England, but also the southern counties of Vermont and NH as well.
Tonight: Partly cloudy. Lows 48/55 Winds: W 5-10 mph Wednesday: Sun and clouds. Scattered showers. Highs: 68/75 Winds: SW 5-10 mph Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy. Cool. Lows: 45/52 Winds: Light Thursday: Partly sunny. Chance of a shower, south. Highs: 65/72 Winds: Light Extended: Friday through Tuesday. Thursday Night: Lows 48/55 Friday: Mostly sunny. Highs 73/80 Lows 50/57 Saturday: Mostly sunny. Highs 80s Lows 50s Sunday: Partly sunny. Highs 85/92 Monday: Partly sunny. Chance of popup Showers/Tstorms Highs 83/90 Lows 60s Tuesday: Cold front, showers and thunderstorms. Highs 80s
It's national go skate boarding day. Skate parks are popping up all over the state -- and Killington could be next. Adam Sullivan reports.
Jon Hough (huff) is passionate about skateboarding. He calls it a labor of love. ((Jon Hough/Skateboarder: "and so the people that are involved in it are usually really dedicated.")) Hough owns his own company-- DEX Skateboards-- and works for a company-- Parker Construction-- that specializes in building skate parks. Currently-- they are revamping this one in West Lebanon New Hampshire. But-- he's also eyeing a bigger project in Killington. ((Tucker Zink/Killington: "and they are working to figure out ways to bring more people here in the summer time and I think this is the perfect way.")) Tucker Zink manages the Darkside Snowboard Shop on the Killington access road. Zink and Hough recently approached the town with an idea-- to bring a skate park to this community. ((Zink: "up in Burlington they just build a new park, down in Boston, they just build a new park, so it is all starting to pop up here in New England and I think Killington is the perfect place.")) ((nats: tony Hawk)) Burlington's park just got some high profile exposure. Tony Hawk-- the biggest name in skateboarding-- popped in for a surprise visit. Hawk's foundation helped pave the way to make THAT park possible. ((Zink: "you gotta give the kids a place to go and they are realizing that they are not just going there to spread graffiti or do drugs and that kind of thing, they are actually going there to be active and have a good time.")) Zink says an empty lot right across the street might be ideal- but town officials say they are just at the very early stages of exploring the idea. However, Killington's police chief is already on board. ((Chief Whit Montgomery/Killington Police Dept."Killington is obviously know for it's active lifestyle and it's obviously it is a great destination as well as for locals too.")) And he says a skate park, if done right, would add to that. And help break down some of the stereotypes associated with skateboarding. ((Hough: "if we can change the stigma around skate parks and the culture that surrounds skate parks, then a lot of that culture itself will change.")) How much it would cost, where the money would come from, and who would run it still needs to be determined. But, those who use skate parks say the investment is worth it in the end. ((Ben Pratson/Sharon: "instead of sitting inside and playing video games they can come here and ride and skateboard and have fun.")) Fun that has skaters jumping and flipping over what the future may have in store. Both here-- and down the road. Adam Sullivan channel three news in Killington.
A floating art display -- on Lake Champlain. So what's it all about? We'll have the details tonight on the channel 3 news at 11.
New details about a deadly crash in Enfield. State police say a pickup truck towing a trailer last night went off Interstate 89 and rolled over. Police say 36-year-old Kenneth Stone of Duxbury was pronounced dead at the hospital. Three passengers in the car suffered non-life-threating injuries.
State Police say they caught a man going 110 miles an hour - on Interstate 89 in Georgia. It happened this afternoon just before 2. Police say Dennis Labbee of North Troy was heading North when a trooper pulled him over. He's due in court on an excessive speed charge in August.
Police in South Burlington - hope you can help them figure out who a few shoppers are. Investigators released this security cam video. They say a white man, a white woman and a black man were together - trying to buy items at a local store with a stolen credit card. When the transaction didn't work - the trio left. Police say the card had been stolen during a break in this weekend - at Champlain Dental Lab. I
A warning from Green Mountain Power for Moretown residents. The power is being shut off tonight -- so crews can repair some equipment that was damaged in last night's storm. The outage is expected to start at midnight and last one hour.
Rolling road blocks will tie up traffic in the Waterbury area tomorrow. Vtrans crews will be replacing tubular markers on I-89 North between Middlesex and Waterbury. The rolling road blocks will be from 9 a.m. To noon. Expect delays.
Starting Line Sports ...outside of the Gold Cup...which is the championship for North and Central America, a tournament they have won five times...the U-S men's national soccer team has never won a major international tournament. They are just two wins away from doing just that in the Copa America But getting the first of those two wins... not even thinking about the second...is looking like a very tall order. Team USA will face Argentina in the Copa semifinals tonight in Houston. The Americans reached the semis on the strength of a hard fought, 2-1 win over Ecudaor in the quarterfinals last Thursday night. Clint Dempsey scored for the third straight game, and added an assist, but Dempsey and company will be shorthanded tonight. Midfielders Jermaine Jones and Alejandro Bedoya and forward Bobby Wood will miss the game, serving one-game suspensions ....Jones for picking up a questionable red card in the Ecuador game...Bedoya and Wood for collecting their second yellow cards of the tournament. All three had started every game in the tournament for the U-S. That makes the Americans even bigger underdogs against an Argentine squad led by the player considered by many to be the best in the world, Lionel Messi. But for all the things Messi has done in his outstanding career, one thing missing from his resume is leading Argentina to a championship in either the World Cup or Copa America tournaments.
Colombia and Chile will meet in the second Copa semifinal tomorrow night in Chicago. The losers of the two games will play in the third place game Saturday night in Glendale, Arizona. The winners will meet for the Copa America title Sunday night at the home of the New York Giants and Jets, Metlife Stadium.
It's the first full day of summer -- but before hitting the pool or patio -- be sure to protect your skin. Eden Checkol reports.
35;45 ((EDEN: SUMMER MEANS FUN IN THE SUN, BUT IT ALSO MEANS THAT IT'S TIME TO TAKE EXTRA CARE OF YOUR SKIN)) TIP NUMBER ONE, APPLY A CHEMICAL SUNSCREEN FIFTEEN TO 20 MINUTES BEFORE GOING OUTSIDE. THIS WAY, THE SUNSCREEN HAS ENOUGH TIME TO WORK THROUGH THE TOP LAYER OF SKIN. IF YOU WANT TO AVOID THE WAIT, APPLY AN ORGANIC SUNSCREEN THAT CONTAINS ZINC OR TITANIUM. ORGANIC SUNSREENS ARE SAID TO ACTIVATE IMMEDIATELY. A COMMON MISCONCEPTION .... THE HIGHER THE SPF, THE BETTER THE PROTECTION. BUT DR. SHARATA FROM ADVANCED DERMATOLOGY SAYS THIS IS NOT ENTIRELY TRUE. WE'RE EXPOSED TO TWO TYPES OF ULTRA VIOLET RADIATION UVA AND UVB. WHILE UVA IS THE CAUSE OF AGING AND WRINKLGING, UVB IS ASSOCIATED WITH SUNBURN, TYPICALLY, WE'RE EXPOSED TO ULTRAVIOLET A...WHICH LACKS A GRADING SYSYEM. DR. SHARATA 29;28"UVA is a greater threat and there is no grading for that as of yet. So, do we go from a 15 to 30 and double our sun protection? That's not necessarily true. We only gain a couple of percent of protection going from 15 to 30 or even 50." 29;46 DR. SHARATA SAYS SUNSCREENS WITH AN SPF OF 15 OR HIGHER WILL ALL DO A GREAT JOB OR PROTECTING YOUR SKIN. OTHER TIPS...APPLY SUNSCREEN EVEN IF IT'S CLOUDY OUTSIDE BECAUSE YOU CAN STILL BURN. EXPERTS SAY TAKING ANTIOXIDENTS LIKE VITAMIN C IN A PILL FORM WILL HELP BOOST THE SUN PROTECTION FACTOR OF YOUR SUNSCREEN. AND FINALLY, AVOID MIDDAY SUN EXPOSURE... ESPECIALLY BETWEEN 10 IN THE MORNING AND 4 IN THE EVENING.
A favorite flower spot in Northfield is back open to visitors -- after being closed for years. Cat Viglienzoni met the new owners of Countryman Peony Farm.
NATS welcome to the farm! Ann Sivori's (Sih-vori) cheerful greeting is the first thing you hear when you get to Countryman Peony Farm in Northfield. She and her husband Dan bought the land three years ago -- and they didn't know QUITE what they were getting into. ((SOT Ann Sivori, Owner 002143 I started doing Google like crazy. And there were videos on Mr. Countryman and his wife on the farm, there were articles, there were photos and 51 and I just sort-of felt like I got to know him 54)) Got to know him -- and his passion for peonies. Bill Countryman began collecting the flowers in 1991 -- and when he died in 2005, his sons took it over. They put the property up for sale in 20-12. Ann says she knew she had to bring the blossoms back. ((SOT Ann Sivori, Owner 002205 I just came here and I went 'I can't let all of these go' 08)) But getting row after row of flowers to stand out took time. The fields were overgrown with weeds. She says Dan was the "bulk" behind it -- helping clear out the grass -- and let the flowers -- and the view -- shine. ((SOT Ann 002401 we have a lot to learn -- we're by no means flower experts 04)) At one point, the farm had 15-hundred different types of peonies. NATS Ann? ((STANDUP CAT VIGLIENZONI, NORTHFIELD 003211 With hundreds of different types of peonies, you might wonder how they keep track of them? The answer is with my favorite thing here, which is the really cool names. For instance, this one here, is cheddar charm 21)) ((SOT Ann 002504 well it's perfect for Vermont -- we've got cheddar cheese! (laughs) 08)) And right now, the peonies are in peak bloom. ((SOT PJ Avary (left, purple shirt) & Lynn Kabot (orange shirt) PJ 002729 The colors! The colors are fantastic. Just beautiful 34 Lynn: And for me, I think the different shapes as well as the colors 37)) Gardeners Jan Williams and Tina Cullenberg drove two hours from Lyme, New Hampshire to visit. They say, these blooms are worth the trip. ((SOT Tina Cullenberg (left, pink shirt), Jan Williams, Visitors 002930 Jan: You notice something just a little frillier around one, or it has different stamens and pistils than the other ones -- you know, just things like that. Tina: And some are more pungently smellling-than others 43)) They say finding ones they like is easy -- Just don't ask them to pick a favorite! ((SOT Tina Cullenberg (left, pink shirt), Jan Williams, Visitors 003015 Jan: That would be a hard one! Tina: That would be a hard one 17 That would be a really hard one 19)) This year, it's open to visitors only -- but Ann says next year, they hope to start selling roots and flowers. NATS Ann Goodbye! Cat Viglienzoni, Channel 3 News, Northfield.
If you want to go -- this is the week to do it because the flowers are in full bloom. It's open until July 10th. You can find more information on their website -- we'll have that in our infocenter.
Ready or not Red Sox Nation...Clay Buchholz is back in the Boston rotation. Buchholz will be making his first start in nearly a month tonight against the Chicago White Sox. Manager John Farrell says the combination of Buchholz's quality work out of the bullpen, five shutout innings in his last three appearances, and the struggles of Eduardo Rodriguez and Roenis Elias in their recent starts have opened the door for the embattled veteran to get another chance. Buchholz still carries a 5.86 ERA into tonight's start. Clay and the Sox will face Chicago ace Chris Sale who is 11-2 with a 2.94 ERA.
the four game series began last night at Fenway...Steven Wright, has been the Sox best starter all year, and he was up to the challenge again last night... --- he went nine innings ...allowing just five hits and one run... coming in the second when this knuckleball gets past Christian Vazquez, Brett Lawrie in to score, 1-0 Chicago... --- Vazquez makes up for it in the seventh... two on...broken bat single to center... Chirs Young scores to tie the game at one... Boston with a golden chance to win it in the ninth... --- Young walks to load the bases with nobody out... --- but Dustin Pedroia strikes out, Hanley Ramirez is throw out at home on a Vazquez grounder and Ryan LaMarre is rung up to end the threat... --- and Boston would pay for it...in the tenth ...Jose Abreu ropes a two run double off Craig Kimbrel... Chicago wins it 3-1 ...again, it's Clay Buchholz against Chris Sale tonight.
After a night off, the New York Yankees open a two game series with the Colorado Rockies tonight at the Stadium. New York has been hot and cold over the past three weeks, winning five straight, then losing four in a row, then winning three straight before falling 7-4 in their series finale in Minnesota on Sunday.
Champ and the Lake Monsters again looking for the seasons first win last night against the Connecticut Tigers ... --- Scoreless in the 4th, Connecticut strikes first. Keaton Jones slaps one through the left side. It's enough to score Andres Sthormes (STORM-ees), Tigers lead it 1-0. --- Vermont answers in the bottom of the inning. Eric Marinez (mar-EN-ez) goes off the wall in left... Carson Blair scores. Jhonny Rodriguez tries to put them ahead, but he's gunned down at the plate. Tied at 1 after 4. --- Top-5, Tigers regain the lead. Joey Havrilak (HAV-ra-lack) laces one down the right-field line... It's a 2-run triple. He'd score on a sac flay, Connecticut leads it 4-1. --- But Vermont hangin' around...Luis Barrera legs out the infield single. Drives in Javier Godard (go-DARD). 4-2 after 5. --- Bottom-6, Miguel Mercedes...the moon shot over the old grandstand in left. A solo homer, cuts the lead to 4-3. --- Bottom-9, Monsters down 5-3, but the comeback falls short as they go down 1-2-3 to end the game... Vermont falls to 0-4 as they drop this one to Connecticut 5-3. The three game series wraps up tonight. We'll have highlights at 11pm.
Today, a group of girls basketball players embark on a mission to London. They will be representing the state and the country as America's team competing in a series of games designed to promote and enhance the sport. Scott Fleishman has more in tonight's spotlight on sports. (((It started with a phone call from Leland and Gray girls hoop coach, Terry Merrow.))) ((("I thought it was a joke at first when my dad told me about it."))) (((Then another.))) ((("I was kind of like, yeah sure and then when it actually happened, I was like wow!))) (((Then another.))) ((("I actually started crying on the phone."))) (((Then 5 more calls.))) ((("He called and he gave me a great opportunity and my classmates."))) (((The opportunity presented to these hoop stars is a chance to play a week of games in London.))) ((("I think meeting new people and having basketball be the focal point of it, i think is really cool.))) (((I'm excited to see other places. I've never been out of the country before, so I think it will be a lot of fun."))) (((And with two, 1,000 point scorers on the team, it should also make for some entertaining action.))) ((("Not only are we a small town, but we're a small team. We're all guards so it's going to be speed, speed, speed the whole time."))) ((("They have a totally different way of playing and it would be cool to mix that and learn their way and to teach them our way of playing basketball."))) (((Selected because they may have flown under the radar in Divisions 2, 3 and 4. These 8 young ladies now traveling across the Ocean to put Vermont basketball on the map. In West Rutland, Scott Fleishman, channel 3 spotlight on sports.))) So here is the team that left for London today, from West Rutland Brooke Raiche and Julia May. Representing Leland and Gray Caroline Tietz and Jessie Stockwell. Terry Merrow, coach of the team, is also Leland and Gray's head coach. Ashleay Wilcox from Windsor, Whitchester's Phoebe Parish, Jessica Audy of Mill River and Fair Haven's Halle Coloutti. Good luck to them.
Will Rutland let voters decide whether to welcome refugees to the city? We'll have the latest -- tonight at 11. And case closed for a 50 year-old murder case ... next on the CBS evening news.
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