Friday, May 24 2013 9:54 PM EDT2013-05-25 01:54:42 GMT
An Au Sable Forks, New York theater is one of ten in the North Country doing what it can to stay open. "We'll be dark. There will be no movies shown in these theaters and you'll have toMore >>
After being denied a state grant, a number of North Country theaters could go dark by the end of the year. That's because Hollywood is getting rid of film movies, which is what those theaters rely on. But they're not giving up yet.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 8:51 PM EDT2013-05-25 00:51:11 GMT
A couple has lost their home to floods twice in just three years. Last night's storm washed out a road in Underhill, and nearly everything in its path. Governor Shumlin was at the site of the hardestMore >>
A couple has lost their home to floods twice in just three years. Last night's storm washed out a road in Underhill, and nearly everything in its path.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 7:25 PM EDT2013-05-24 23:25:36 GMT
Beansie's Bus is situated right along the start and finish of the race so they're looking to get swamped by hungry customers Sunday but rain too. "Unfortunately the weather might not cooperate," Beansie'sMore >>
VCM organizers making sure they have cold/rainy weather equipment for runners.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 6:21 PM EDT2013-05-24 22:21:38 GMT
Damaged homes, washed out roads, and now major clean-up.In just a few hours heavy rains flooded much of Northern Vermont. Hardest hit were Essex, Jericho, and Underhill.The torrential rains Thursday nightMore >>
Damaged homes, washed out roads, and now major clean-up.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 2:15 PM EDT2013-05-24 18:15:28 GMT
The Vermont Agency of Transportation released a list of road closures and times for the Vermont City Marathon. A press release says that if possible, motorists should avoid downtown Burlington on Sunday,More >>
The Vermont Agency of Transportation released a list of road closures and times for the Vermont City Marathon.More >>
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 >>
BURLINGTON, Vt. -
Police say he was excessively speeding and drunk when he barreled through one of the busiest intersections in the state. That man was charged with his second DUI and was in court, in Burlington to face those charges today.
You might remember that traffic was at a stand still for hours on Mother's Day, all because of 29 year old Philip G. Henry, a convicted drunk driver, who is accused of getting behind the wheel again. Henry pleaded not guilty to DUI and reckless driving Thursday in connection to a crash earlier this month.
Police say he drove his Mitsubishi Montero up the 189 exit ramp, narrowly made it between two poles, only to strike the electrical box that controls the traffic lights in that area. But that's not all. Police say Henry ultimately ended up driving up a ramp and smashing into two parked cars at the Buffalo Wild Wings parking lot. Miraculously, no one was injured.
Police say Henry admitted he drank more than five beers in a five hour time frame. And while Vermont law does have tougher penalties for repeat offenders, it's only if the driver injures someone else.
"If you're operating under the influence and you cause either death or serious bodily injury to another person, then you could be charged with a 15 year felony," Deputy State's Attorney Paul Finnerty said.
A judge has already ordered him to undergo alcohol treatment.
"Currently my client is enrolled in Day One, he's doing individual counseling," Brooks McArthur said, Henry's defense attorney.
He's also had his license taken away for 18 months. If convicted, he faces two years in prison, a fine, and more than two weeks worth of community service.
Philip Henry may have the option of getting an ignition interlock system installed in his car, so that he could be back on the road before his license suspension is up.
"Anecdotally in Vermont, 80 percent of the first offenders don't re offend, so the challenge is to try to identify who the 20 percent is up front," Finnerty said.
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