Saturday, May 25 2013 6:56 PM EDT2013-05-25 22:56:57 GMT
It wasn't exactly barbecuing weather today as Memorial Day weekend got off to a rainy and chilly start. And it's no surprise the rain put a damper on holiday activities. Saturday of Memorial Day weekendMore >>
It wasn't exactly barbecuing weather today as Memorial Day weekend got off to a rainy and chilly start. And it's no surprise the rain put a damper on holiday activities.More >>
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 >>
NEWPORT, Vt. -
Roger Pion is a free man. He's the one accused of using a tractor to crush seven Orleans County Sheriff's squad cars. He made bail and was released from jail Thursday morning. His attorney thinks there's a chance he won't go back.
Roger Pion walked out of jail after spending nearly a month behind bars for a disorderly conduct charge - completely unrelated to the cruiser charges.
I asked Roger as he walked with his parents out of jail, "What's the first thing you'll do today?" He said, "Go home." I asked, "Happy to be going home?" He said, "Yep."
Pion is facing eleven felonies. I asked, "Do you have any regrets about this?" Pion replied, "No."
The Pion's created a Facebook page for Roger, it's called "Roger Pion The Magnificent" and more than four thousand people seem to be in support of what he's accused of doing.
"Do you have anything to say to your supporters?" I asked. He said, "Thank you."
Pion's attorney says he's building Roger's case. He's working to have the attempted aggravated assault charge dropped because that carries the most time in prison. David Sleigh also plans to ask the judge to dismiss the seven individual cruiser counts.
"It's my opinion and I think it's fairly strongly legally supported that they can only charge one property damage crime when there's one occurrence," Sleigh said.
He's been arraigned and plead not guilty. If Pion was convicted of every single count, he could technically do 68 years in prison, but his attorney doesn't think he'll do any.
"He's got time in now," Sleigh said.
"Was it okay in there?" I asked. Pion said, "It was all right... for jail."
Even though he was released, there are conditions; he can't get behind the wheel of anything.
I asked Sleigh, "Does that include tractors?" He said, "It does."
According to the Pion's, the District Attorney is going after Roger's dad for damages, because he owns the tractor.