Wed 27-APR-2016 Early A.M. News Script

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Gov. Peter Shumlin will meet with employees of Jay Peak Resort this morning ... nearly two weeks after Federal and state officials accused the resort's owner and president of a massive fraud scheme. After their meeting ... Shumlin will hold a press conference with those who are - for the time being- in charge of running the resort. Kyle Midura will be there and have the latest on the kingdom con tonight on Channel 3 news.


The results are in from primary contests in five different mid-atlantic states. Donald Trump -- the dominating candidate of the day. He swept primaries in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. And he called for his opponents to drop out.


Vermont's Bernie Sanders claimed a victory in just one primary state...Rhode Island. His campaign staff says Sanders will reassess things -- but he will stay in the race. Hillary Clinton, meanwhile, claiming wins in four other primary contests -- including Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut.


A fatal crash in Dummerston yesterday afternoon. Vermont State Police say a Steven Morin of Richmond, New Hampshire was traveling north on Route 30 when he rear ended a truck pushing in into the southbound lane. The vehicle went into the path of a car driven by 48-year-old Andrea Fields of Newfane. Fields' passenger 88-year-old Charlene Higgins later died at the hospital.


A 20 year old UVM student from Williston pleaded not guilty to motor vehicle homicide in a crash that killed his close friend. It happened on Saturday in Massachusetts. Police say Joseph Castano had a blood-alcohol content nearly three times the legal limit and was speeding when he crashed into a utility pole.. 19 year old Craig Sampson of Williston was killed in the crash.


Burlington wants to make some bike-friendly changes to its city streets. To gain speed - the city's bike enthusiasts turned to the mayor of Minneapolis -- one of the country's most bike-friendly cities. Minneapolis' Mayor -- Betsy Hodges -- visited Burlington to talk about what her city has done to make it a cyclist's dream. She drew some comparisons to the Queen City -- like how Minnesotans also battle long, cold winters. So making it easier to bike in the winter was also a priority -- and encouraged residents to give the city's plan a ride.


(TC 15:39:19 Title 4503)((Emily Boedecker/Local Motion Executive Director: "so we certainly need to make efforts to improve our laws on the road. We need to make sure that everyone on the road - people driving cars, people riding bikes - all obey the road laws." 15:49:27)) There were 4 people killed while riding their bikes in Vermont last year. The city is working on a walk/bike master plan that will redesign streets and change speeds -- in the hopes of preventing any future fatalities -- and cutting down the number of accidents involving bikes.


Yesterday's snowstorm is now long gone, high pressure has taken its place, and that means sunshine today, and warmer, but still below average with those temperatures. Streak of mostly sunny days will continue through the weekend with a slow warming trend. Watching system on Monday that could clip us with a few showers, but right now it looks like it should stay to our south.

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