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 >>
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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 >>
MALONE, N.Y. -
A 24-year old man admitted he killed his father in a Malone, New York courtroom today. Dale Jarvis Jr. told attorneys he hit his dad over the head with a sledgehammer and buried him in the backyard.
Dale Jarvis Jr. was arrested just two weeks ago - he pleaded not guilty to second degree murder, but in order to resolve the case for the sake of the family, he made a plea deal, admitted to the crime and pleaded guilty to first degree manslaughter.
Wearing all orange, chains around his waist and arms and legs shackled, Dale Jarvis Jr. walked into court Tuesday and pleaded guilty to killing his father. Jarvis Jr. kept his head hung low and eyes locked on the table in front of him as he answered to the Judge.
"He flat out says there is great remorse," Franklin County District Attorney Derek Champagne said.
Family members wouldn't talk after court, but told the district attorney he didn't mean to kill him.
"As the manslaughter charge states, I intended to commit serious physical injury and instead, I killed you," Champagne explained.
And that's why the charge was decreased to manslaughter.
"The defendants version essentially matched our forensics," Champagne said.
Police say Dale Jarvis Jr. and his father, Dale Jarvis Sr. got into a verbal argument that escalated on February 21st.
"He saw essentially a broken piece of a sledgehammer and he went ahead and hit his father in the back of the head," Champagne said.
Jarvis Sr. wasn't reported missing for five months. Jarvis Jr. gave family members and police more than five different versions of the truth. He even wrote on a calendar that his dad had left - when in all actuality, he was lying in a make shift coffin in a crawl space on the side of the house. When the ground thawed, Jarvis Jr. buried his father five feet deep in the backyard, his wallet was found 11 feet deep.
"I don't think he was in the ground for several weeks, if not maybe a month or two," Champagne said.
The district attorney says this is the fastest resolution of a homicide he's ever seen, now both sides, the state and the defense will take a few weeks to make sentencing recommendations. Jarvis Jr. is facing between five and 25 years in prison.
Champagne says this deal will spare family members the gory details and mountain of evidence.
Dale Jarvis Jr. is being held without bail. He cannot reverse his decision to plead guilty, he only has the option of appealing his sentence.
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