Wed 15-MAY-2013 11 P.M. News Script
Good evening. I'm Kristin Kelly. And I'm Darren Perron. An alleged sexual assault at Dartmouth College. And students are up in arms. They say they tried to speak up -- but their complaints fell on deaf ears. Deanna LeBlanc is in the newsroom with the latest. Kristin, just a few weeks ago Dartmouth College shut down for the day to address growing concern for student safety -- and just one week after that -- police say an incident occurred that led to the arrest of a male student -- on charges of sexual assault.
Hanover Police arrested 20-year-old Dartmouth student Parker Gilbert of London England Wednesday on charges of sexual assault. Police say he allegedly entered a dorm room and attacked a female student May 2nd. Hanover Police declined to comment --And Dartmouth College cannot comment on specific allegations but a spokesperson for the college released a statement saying: FONT: "we take all allegations of sexual assault very seriously. We are deeply committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of students. We have implemented numerous new and strengthened initiatives over the past few years to reduce incidents of sexual assault.." ((meeting VO)) But some students disagree. This student activist group says the college has allowed a culture oof homophobia, sexual assault and racism to exist on campus. ((Anna Roth/Senior: this specific alleged incident brings to light that this does happen on Dartmouth's campus." 17)) ((nats youtube video)) This video -- shows Anna Roth and the other activists back in April barging into an event for newly accepted students -- chanting "dartmouth has a problem." Soon after, the campus newspaper says there were anonymous calls to rape, assault and even kill those involved in the stunt. That led to college officials shutting down campus for the day to talk about issues. FILE: APRIL 25 ((Carol Folt/Interim President: "we believed our community hit a tipping point where festering wounds and years of calls for help needed to be addressed without further delay.")) But just seven days after that day of healing -- police say Gilbert assaulted one student -- and may be linked to a second attack on campus. ((Anna Roth/Senior: "rape is a systemic problem. It's not about a specific guy, its not about this case, but it's about a culture where this happens all the time.)) And they're upset the college didn't notify students when the incident happened -- only announcing it in an email Wednesday night. ((Rachel Sands/Senior: I'm not surprised. Dartmouth is very reactionary. It reacts to when something bad happens or when the image of dartmouth gets shattered in the public media."))
We reached out to Dartmouth officials to address the specific concerns of those students. They declined, but said in a statement that in recent years they have implemented initiatives to quote "hold accountable those found responsible, and offer as much support and care as we can to survivors."
A new twist in a stunning abuse case - out of Ludlow. Today -- Richard Hudson cut a plea deal with prosecutors - and will testify against his wife. Police say Krista Hudson abused her children AND vulnerable adults the couple had lured to their home -- to cash in on their benefits. Krista Hudson faces 51 charges. Under the deal with prosecutors Richard Hudson will testify against Krista - and serve two years in jail. He told the judge - he hoped someday his children would forgive him.
Partners in life. Partners in crime. Now both women are behind bars. Susan Braig was found at her home in Connecticut last month. Her girlfriend, Sarah Feeney -- was just captured. Police say the women are behind a string of bank and store robberies. Hardwick police say THIS is Braig -- robbing the Union Bank in Hardwick last September. Police say she admitted to that stick up. And several other bank robberies in Connecticut. They also believe that Braig -- and Feeney -- were involved in a robbery at the Rotary Mart on Shelburne Street in Burlington last September.
A devastating fire in Perkinsville. A home on Quarry Road - was completely destroyed. Multiple departments were called to the scene this afternoon. Firefighters have not determined what caused the fire. But it does not look suspicious. No one was home. And no one was hurt.
The head of the IRS is out of a job tonight. As anger grows in Washington over the agency -- targeting conservative groups. Danielle Nottingham reports.
"it's inexcusable and americans have a right to be angry. I'm angry about it." PRESIDENT OBAMA EXPRESSED FRUSTRATION OVER THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE SCANDAL THAT IS SHAKING HIS ADMINISTRATION'S SECOND TERM. HE CALLED THE IRS'S TARGETING OF CONSERVATIVE POLITICAL GROUPS INTOLERABLE. THE ADMINISTRATION DEMANDED, AND THEN ACCEPTED, THE RESIGNATION OF THE IRS'S TOP OFFICIAL - ACTING COMMISSIONER STEVEN MILLER. AND MORE FIRINGS ARE POSSIBLE. (SOT) "we are going to hold the responsible parties accountable." (GFX) THE SCANDAL STARTED IN 2010 IN THE TAX EXEMPTION UNIT BASED IN CINCINNATI. THAT'S WHERE SPECIALISTS BEGAN SCREENING APPLICATIONS USING THE SEARCH TERMS "TEA PARTY," "9/12" AND "PATRIOT." (STANDUP BRIDGE:) THE IRS SAYS STEVEN MILLER KNEW ABOUT THE EXTRA SCRUTINY SINCE MAY 2012, BUT DID NOT REVEAL IT IN COMMUNICATIONS WITH LAWMAKERS. MILLER WAS SUPPOSED TO TESTIFY FRIDAY BEFORE THE HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE. BUT NOW, THAT MIGHT NOT HAPPEN. MILLER IS ONE OF THREE IRS OFFICIALS WHO DENIED OR DODGED QUESTIONS ABOUT TEA PARTY GROUPS. LYING TO CONGRESS IS A CRIMINAL OFFENSE. (SOT) "did this come from a directive? We need the answers and we need them now." COLORADO REPUBLICAN CORY GARDNER SAYS HE THINKS THE PROBLEM GOES HIGHER THAN STEVEN MILLER. (SOT) "that is made by a tonal decision by the administration. So, the question I have is, who is it in the administration that knew, and why were they directed to do it?" THE PRESIDENT HAS SAID HE ONLY LEARNED OF THE IRS'S TARGETING IN NEWS REPORTS LAST FRIDAY. DANIELLE NOTTINGHAM, CBS NEWS, CAPITOL HILL.
The IRS controversy -- now has some conservative critics questioning a letter written by Congressman Peter Welch. Last year -- Welch wrote to the IRS and the President -- urging more scrutiny for groups seeking tax exempt status. But his office also sent out a press release about his IRS letter -- and it singles out Crossroads - a group led by republican strategist Karl Rove. Critics say that shows he supports the controversial practices now under review at the IRS. Welch denies that - and points out - his letter to the IRS said all groups should get the same scrutiny.
((tc 10:40 KC: But do you think your note - where you single out crossroads GPS - the Karl Rove backed group - may have helped the IRS down this path they were going down? Rep. Peter Welch: I don't have any relationships with the IRS people.//9:34 No person in the IRS has a right to deviate from the responsibility to do equal enforcement of the law.)) ((tc 2:12 Rob Roper/Ethan Allen Institute: His Letter basically is saying we hope that you would enforce the law and in his follow up comments - wink wink - we hope they are against people like Karl Rove. .)) Welch sent his letter last year. But the timeline shows by that time -- the IRS had already by singling out Tea Party and other conservative groups - for 2 years.
Winter events at Burlington's Waterfront Park are in limbo tonight. A permitting controversy has the city -- and a popular charity -- scrambling to find a solution.
((nats: running in)) Whether they dive. ((nats: diving)) Or just dip. ((nats: diving)) This chilly mid-winter swim -- makes a lot of money for Special Olympics Vermont. ((46:08 the plunge raises about 40 percent of our operating budget.)) Or about 400-thousand dollars. But Burlington's Penguin Plunge may be in peril. ((Lisa DeNatale/Special Olympics Vermont: 47:42 so i think it would be very difficult to replicate that kind of experience if we weren't able to have it on waterfront park.)) The problem is permitting. Right now -- the park only has Act 250 approval for events held from May 27th through September 15th. ((nats: plunging)) Now -- 18 years after the Penguin Plunge began, some neighbors raised concerns about noise and traffic. And time is not on the charity's side. Its permit gets reviewed in November. A few months before the event. Planners say that will sink the fundraiser. ((44:41 DeNatale: It would make it almost impossible to run an event.)) ((Miro: 52:55 and I think it's disappointing that that's under legal challenge right now. 52:59)) The city stands behind the Penguin Plunge -- applying for an amendment to the park's Act 250 permit. ((53:19 Mayor Miro Weinberger: i am hopeful that the district commission will ultimately say that clearly we'll agree with the great majority of Burlingtonians that it's important to have great events like the Penguin Plunge during the winter months 53:28)) And the Governor -- says he'll push for faster permit changes too. ((Shumlin 25:37 I'm going to be an eager penguin working together to make sure that penguins plunge.)) Special Olympics says anytime but winter -- just won't make sense for a Penguin Plunge. ((45:49 DeNatale: and I think there's something about jumping into the lake in the middle of the winter that would not be the same if it were in may or june. 45:45))
First Night festivities on the Burlington waterfront are also under scrutiny. Because the fireworks shows don't fall within the spring and summer permitting window. But the city is hoping a second request -- might speed up the Act 250 review.
If you ride your bike in Burlington - watch out. Its prime season for thieves. They've swiped more than a dozen bikes in the last month - and police are prepping for more. Jennifer Reading reports.
Bikes are everywhere in Burlington. And most cyclists are fairly savvy when it comes to securing them. ((Aurora Schein/cyclist 00:48:32 "I lock it up with a bike lock and if I forget my bike lock I hope for the best. But I don't feel comfortable doing that.")) Aurora Schein -- says she's lucky. Her bike has never been stolen -- but she's seen it happen to several of her friends. ((Lt. Scott Davidson/Burlington Police Dept. 00:44:09 "The bikes don't always get stolen for the purpose for being sold or to be kept, in a lot of cases they're just stolen to be taken from one end of the city to the other because someone wants transportation and then they're dumped.")) Many will end up here...the Burlington Police Department bike pen. ((NATS -- opening lock)) During the summer months -- the property division says -- it will be overflowing with bicycles. ((Lt. Scott Davidson/Burlington Police Dept. 00:43:20 "we hold it for 30 days. At the end of 30 days we donate the bike.")) ((GRX)) 92 bicycles were reported stolen in the city last summer. Police were able to recover 60-percent of them. But only a handful made it back to their rightful owners. ((Lt. Scott Davidson/Burlington Police Dept. 00:44:53 "Some of these mountain bikes that we are seeing stolen are upwards in the thousands.")) ((Jennifer Reading/Burlington 00:53:37 "Police say the more you know about your bike, the more likely you are to get it back. So report it stolen, take photographs and know your serial number.")) ((Lt. Scott Davidson/Burlington Police Dept. 00:42:17 "A serial you can get from wherever you purchased your bike from. We recommend that you write it down and keep the receipt of your bike.")) Simple steps to keep you pedaling/cruising. JR CH 3 News Burlington.
Unexpected passenger! Up next --a deer accidentally boards a bus. Then dashes for the exit. Vermont's aging schools -- not getting needed upgrades. ((00:36:41 Dexter Lefavour/Bond Opponent "people are just concerned about the uncertainty of things economically)) Plus, drivers watch out -- if you're planning a trip Montreal.
Watch out drivers - there's a six foot long hole in the Champlain Bridge in Montreal. The hole was discovered recently by a bridge inspector along an expansion joint. Engineers say you could see straight down to the the St. Lawrence River below. Despite that -- they say there is no danger to drivers. Steel plates have been installed over the hole until it can be fully repaired. Bridge officials say each year about 10 holes crop up near expansion joints.
Good news for people who car pool in Vermont. Today -- Governor Shumlin joined state transportation officials to announce the state's Park and Ride locations will be expanded. 500 additional parking spots will be added across Vermont -- including 53 in Richmond.
Voters in Middlesex said NO to a 4-point-5 million dollar bond to renovate the town's school. It highlights a problem for small towns -- struggling to pay for big upgrades. Alexei Rubenstein reports.
Rumney Memorial school -- with its idyllic setting in the hills of Middlesex -- appears neat and tidy at first glance ((32:24 Adam Rosen/Principal "its been painted, but its nonetheless -- its worn and its got some rot)) But on closer inspection there's a backlog of work on the 1961-era building. ((28:16 Adam Rosen/Principal "The original part of the building from 1961, the big wooden beams that support the roof have actually been downgraded and we've seen some deflection under the snowload and they need to be reinforced.)) From inadequate support beams .... to a tiny kitchen that was never designed to cook food... ((KITCHEN NATS)) Of the 400 plus schools across the state, it's a prime example of the aging infrastructure of some schools. ((01:40 David Epstein/TruexCullins Architects "A lot of the building stock is quite old -- built post ww 2, you know 50's 60's, and even the buildings built in the 90s -- you know over 20 years or so, you need to do work on your school, just like you do work on your house)) But since 2007 -- when the legislature suspended school construction aid -- individual communities have had to shoulder the financial burden. The 4.5 million dollar Middlesex bond measure that failed Tuesday -- would have meant a property taxe increase for some upwards of 300 dollars. Despite what is normally strong support for the school, voters said no by a 230 to 168 margin. ((00:36:39 Dexter Lefavour/Bond Opponent "With the economy the ways its been the last few years people are just concerned about the uncertainty of things economically)) ((COMPOST/FOODWASTE FILE permanent video)) East Montpelier residents went through the same exercise last spring -- rejecting a 10 Million school construction bond before they approved a scaled down version. State Education officials say despite the absence of state aid, a handful of renovation projects have gone forward and that communities are doing their best to maintain their schools. But it hasn't been without its challenges. ((13:33 Jeff Francis/Vt Superintendents Assoc. "With 17 million square feet in 400 buildings, as you might imagine there are a lot of needs in schools.)) ((14:11Jeff Francis/Vt Superintendents Assoc. "Resources are short all around, so when some schools and school distrcits make decisions to fund projects and others cant, it does raise the question of equity)) There are no statewide estimates for deferred maintenance statewide. But some put the cost of weatherization ALONE -- at upwards of $50 million. ((7:30 creating good schools, high performance schools, both from an energy standpoint and from an educational standpoint is a great investment for Vermont and I hope that together we can come up with a solution.)) Middlesex School board members say that Tuesdays no vote doesn't change the urgency of the work that needs to be done. Alexei Rubenstein - Channel 3 News -- Middlesex
A Vermonter -- has claimed her Megabucks prize. Jenni Brileya's winning lottery ticket is worth one-point-six million dollars. She bought it Friday at the Maplefield's in New Haven. The East Wallingford woman says she'll use the money to travel -- and see family and friends.
A bus in Pennsylvania had a unruly passenger -- a DEER. The poor guy smashes through the front window of the bus - and frantically tries to get out. The driver stops the bus -- hoping to help the deer out -- but it and the runs to the back of the bus -- before it finds the front door and runs off.
Tonight: Evening showers. Then gradual clearing. Lows: 38/48 Winds: SW 5-10 mph Thursday: N: Increasing clouds. PM shower? S: Partly cloudy. Highs: 65/72 Wind: NW 10-20 mph Thursday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows: 35/45 Wind: NW 5 mph Friday: Partly cloudy. Sprinkle north? Highs: 63/70 Wind: NW 5-10 mph Extended: Friday night: Lows: 30s Saturday: Partly cloudy. Pop up shower? Highs: 63/70 Lows: 35/45 Sunday: Partly cloudy. Pop up shower? Highs: 65/75 Lows: 45/55 Monday: Partly sunny. Few showers. Highs: 65/75 Lows: 45/55 Tuesday: Mostly cloudy. Showers. Highs: 70s Lows: 45/55 Wednesday: Mostly cloudy. Showers. Highs: 70s
Google is expanding -- hoping to reach more tech companies. The tech giant unveiled new features including a subscription music service. Sumi Das reports.
GOOGLE'S ANNUAL I/O CONFERENCE THIS YEAR WAS A DRASTICALLY DIFFERENT AFFAIR FROM LAST YEAR. NO HIGH-FLYING STUNTS. AND NO NEW DEVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS. THE HIGHLIGHT WAS A SURPRISE RARE APPEARANCE BY CEO LARRY PAGE WHO SOUNDED HOARSE DUE TO STRAINED VOCAL CORDS. SOT - LARRY PAGE/CEO, Google We should be building grt things that don't exist TRACK TWO: PAGE WAS PRECEDED BY A PARADE OF GOOGLE EXECUTIVES TROTTING OUT THE TECH GIANT'S LATEST CREATIONS. AMONG THEM, A TEN-DOLLAR A MONTH STREAMING MUSIC SERVICE TO COMPETE WITH THE LIKES OF SPOTIFY AND PANDORA. SOT - CHRIS YERGA/Android Engineering Director, Google So this radio without rules. The song keeps playing, but in the background all-access gives a never ending mix of related tracks. TRACK THREE: A REDESIGNED GOOGLE PLUS WAS UNVEILED - WITH A LOOK AND FEEL REMINISCENT OF PINTEREST. SOT - VIC GUNDOTRA/Senior VP of Engineering, Google The new stream is about design and depth TRACK FOUR: NEW PHOTO FEATURES TO ENHANCE AND EDIT YOUR IMAGES WERE INTRODUCED. ONE, WHICH GOOGLE HUMBLY CALLED 'AUTO AWESOME' CREATES SHORT ANIMATIONS FROM A SERIES OF PHOTOS TAKEN IN QUICK BURSTS. TRACK FIVE: SHARING PHOTOS MAY BE LESS OF A CHORE THANKS TO A TOOL THAT SELECTS HIGHLIGHTS FROM A LARGER BATCH OF IMAGES. SOT - SETH ROSENBLATT/CNET Senior Writer So if you go on vacation to Thailand it will take out photos that are over-exposed and underexposed and blurry...and it will filter in photos you want to see. so people have an affinity for, your family, your friends. TRACK SIX: GOOGLE ALSO DEMONSTRATED A SIMPLER WAY TO SEARCH ON DESKTOPS, USING YOUR VOICE AND A NEW 'HOTWORDING' FEATURE THAT ANTICIPATES YOUR QUERY. NATSOT - Johanna Wright/VP of Mobile Search & Assist, Google OK google... show me pictures of the Santa cruz beach boardwalk. Here are pictures related to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. TRACK SEVEN: IT WASN'T A FLASHY CONFERENCE, BUT THE NEW TOOLS ANNOUNCED MAY OFFER MORE SUBSTANCE - GIVING USERS MORE WAYS TO GET THE INFORMATION THEY WANT, WHEN THEY WANT IT. IN SAN FRANCISCO, I'M SUMI DAS. CNET.COM FOR CBS NEWS.
The saying is that April showers bring May Flowers but for the Boston Red Sox, who have lost 9 of their last 11, it seems like they're just standing out in the rain of late. Boston looking for any positives tonight as they took on the Tampa Bay Rays. --- A southpaw duel in St. Pete. Jon Lester matched up with David Price but it's the Sox who get to the opposing ace. David Ortiz with the RBI single. --- 2-0 Boston in the third. Shortly after, Price has to leave the game with an allergic reaction. Boston ok with that. --- Now 4-0. Jamey Wright in for the Rays. Stephen Drew out for the Red Sox. A grandslam. His third homer. It's 8-0 Boston. --- Plenty of support for Lester who goes 7 innings-2 runs-5 strikeouts for his 6th win. And a much needed one for Boston as they top Tampa Bay, 9-2.
At the stadium, Yankees hosting Seattle. And lets just say if you showed up 10 minutes late tonight.. You missed the game. --- New York starter Phil Hughes with an outing to forget. 2/3 innings 7 earned runs. -- The big blow, a grand slam from last year's playoff hero Raul Ibanez, as New York trailed 7-1 in the first. -- It's 12-2 in the sixth. One nice moment for Yankee rookie David Adams. Just called up. His first big league hit on his 26th birthday. A night he'll remember forever but not the Yankees. They fall to the Mariners 12-2.
Hard to believe but it has been 40 years since the Boston Bruins and New York Rangers have met in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Tomorrow night, at 7:30. That streak will come to an end. Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals set to take place at the TD Garden where the Bruins took to the ice for practice this afternoon. The B's clearly still flying high after their remarkable game 7 5-4 comeback win over the Toronto Maple Leafs. However their opponent knows a thing or two about winning on the brink of elimination as well. Down 3-2 to the Washington Capitals, the New York Rangers posted back-to-back wins, including an impressive 5-0 series clinching victory to advance. With both teams getting a second life, staying focused from the start could be key in this original six showdown.
(((TRT: 25 OC: TO BOSTON)))
High school lacrosse this afternoon...the Rice boys hosting rival Burlington... --- Tied at 3 at halftime, the Knights strike twice in the third. Emerson Prager with the rip, 5-3 Rice heading into the fourth. --- But that's where the Seahorses rally. Watch Jack Breen perfect loft this ball to Marley Heimert. Who shoots and scores. We're tied at 5. --- Burlington riding the momentum from there. Aron Knorr goes hard to the net and it pays off. The go-ahead goal puts them up 6-5. Clark Stephenson adds one more. As Burlington rallies to top rice, 7-5.
Close by, the unbeaten South Burlington girls hosting Mount Mansfield... --- The Rebels getting off to a quick start. Ashley Norris fakes out the defender and puts it in. They jump ahead 2-0. --- Mount Mansfield proving to be a tough foe early. Alison Chivers cut the deficit to 1 on the free position. And then Jess Glen ties it with the running shot. --- South Burlington was done playing around after that. Anne-Marie Farmer gives her team back the lead with the goal. --- And then shortly after its Allie Flahtery following her lead. The Rebels score 17 of the next 20 goals, rolling to a 19-5 win.
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