Friday, May 24 2013 1:07 PM EDT2013-05-24 17:07:11 GMT
The Thunder Road Memorial Classic has been postponed until Monday. Officials say they are postponing due to the upcoming inclement weather expected this weekend. Here's the updated schedule of events:7:30amMore >>
The Thunder Road Memorial Classic has been postponed until Monday.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 12:26 PM EDT2013-05-24 16:26:27 GMT
The Essex Memorial Day Parade has been canceled due to inclement weather predictions. According to Essex Memorial Day Parade Committee, the parade has been postponed one week to Saturday June 1 at 10 a.m.More >>
The Essex Memorial Day Parade has been postponed due to inclement weather predictions.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 11:31 AM EDT2013-05-24 15:31:32 GMT
The Burlington Police Department arrested two people for pick-pocketing two men at a local night club in Burlington, Vt. on Friday, May 17.Police say Stephanie Rivers, 24, and Victoria Hammond, 23, bothMore >>
The Burlington Police Department arrested two people for pick-pocketing two men at a local night club in Burlington, Vt. on Friday, May 17.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:29 AM EDT2013-05-24 14:29:26 GMT
If the prices at the pump are giving you second thoughts about traveling this holiday weekend, these suggestions might help. The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority has some recommendationsMore >>
If the prices at the pump are giving you second thoughts about traveling this holiday weekend, these suggestions might help.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 8:52 AM EDT2013-05-24 12:52:16 GMT
A Windham County man cashes in a lucky lottery ticket. Frederick Randall matched 4 out of 5 numbers plus the power ball for the April 5th drawing.He would have won $10,000, but he played an extra buckMore >>
A Windham County man cashes in a lucky lottery ticket.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 8:01 AM EDT2013-05-24 12:01:42 GMT
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is trying to link SUNY campuses with the business world in an effort to create more jobs. This project is called Tax Free NY. New York State Office of General Services CommissionerMore >>
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is trying to link SUNY campuses with the business world in an effort to create more jobs. This project is called Tax Free NY.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 7:18 AM EDT2013-05-24 11:18:04 GMT
The Boy Scouts of America announced their decision on allowing gay youth into their program Thursday. The 1,400 member national council voted to change its current policy to allow openly gay youth. TheMore >>
The Boy Scouts of America announced their decision on allowing gay youth into their program Thursday.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:08 PM EDT2013-05-24 01:08:29 GMT
A staple atop Church Street in downtown Burlington is gone. We told you the fountain was being removed last month. Church Street Marketplace leaders say it was too expensive to run and blocked foot traffic.More >>
A staple atop Church Street in downtown Burlington is gone.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:01 PM EDT2013-05-24 01:01:37 GMT
If you're approached by a Vermont State Trooper, there's one thing you may not see, a tattoo. That's because for six years the department hasn't allowed visible ink.But VSP Captain David Notte saysMore >>
Vermont State Police say it's considering changing its tattoo policy, to get more recruits. Right now you can't have any visible tattoos, but that could soon change.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 6:54 PM EDT2013-05-23 22:54:33 GMT
Yesterday's quick downpour is leaving long-term damage to Burlington roads and businesses. So much so it has the Department of Public Works looking closely at making some major repairs to the entire system. TheMore >>
Yesterday's quick downpour is leaving long-term damage to Burlington roads and businesses.More >>
BURLINGTON, Vt. -
Prosecutors say the mom accused of buying a fifth of vodka for her 16 year old son is partly to blame for the deadly crash he caused. That mom, 43 year old Melissa Grant had her day in court today. She could be facing up to five years in prison.
As Melissa Grant left a Burlington courtroom Tuesday, she said, "I'll give you a full statement and the truth will come out."
She plead not guilty to buying the alcohol that police say was to blame for a deadly crash. Her 16 year old son, James Companion, is accused of drinking the vodka Grant purchased, then driving, crashing, and killing his 25 year old passenger Tasha Maring. Grant says they have it all wrong.
"She's adamant that she is not guilty of this crime and is very eager to get started on her defense," Defense Attorney, Leroy Yoder said.
Grant says she didn't buy the alcohol, Maring did. Witnesses tell a different story. Two women who were also at the party that night told police that they watched Melissa Grant watch her unlicensed teen son get behind the wheel after he'd finished about half a bottle of vodka.
Companion has already been charged with the deadly DUI. He's still in custody but the state asked Tuesday that the two not have any contact.
"I understand that Ms. Grant does not have a record, but this is a felony, she is facing prison incarceration, and her major tie to this state is her son, who's incarcerated on a charge that led to a fatality," Prosecuting Attorney, said.
The defense argued that Grant is not a flight risk and should be able to speak to Companion.
"I think the state is trying to sensationalize this case, this is a 16 year old child who needs his mother," Yoder added.
In the end, the judge granted her permission to speak with her son about non case specific things... When I caught up with Grant outside of the courtroom, I asked her who purchased the alcohol if she didn't, she responded, "You'll find out in the end."
Both Grant and her son, Companion are due back in court next month.
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