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 >>
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 >>
Monday night's Seahawks vs. Packers game is creating a lot of buzz over what many say was a bad call and cost Green Bay the win. This is all stems from the NFL Referees Association lockout, and because negotiations have gone nowhere, replacement refs are calling the shots. Which leaves NFL fans hoping an agreement is coming sooner than later.
With eight seconds left in the game in front of a crowd of 62 thousand people, Seahawks QB Russell Wilson threw a Hail Mary into the end zone, while in the air wide receiver Golden Tate shoves Green Bay corner back Sam Shields to the ground, and catches the 24 yard pass to win the game 14-12. Despite what seemed to be an interception by Green Bay Packers, M.D. Jennings, and what should have been a penalty for offensive pass interference, which would've ended the game.
The replacement refs had opposing calls and fans around the nation buzzing.
"That's probably the worst thing that officials can do, and we talk about that locally in our high school boar," said, Bill O'Connor, the commissioner for the NVAC-CVL High School Leagues, he refs basketball, and says it's always a big adjustment to move referees up.
"I'm sure that's the biggest struggle that these collegiate officials are having in officiating NFL games, it's too fast for them, they aren't used to that pace and as a result they are making mistakes," said O' Connor.
Even the NFL released a statement saying; Referee Wayne Elliott determined that no indisputable visual evidence existed to overturn the call on the field, and as a result, the on-field touchdown stood.
O'Connor says, locally, refs receive this book of rules to read and comprehend but no matter the situation, calls are based on judgment.
"What the common fan watching the game doesn't quite understand, the interpretation of the rule, not the definition of the rule."
A Las Vegas gambling expert from pregame.com says he thinks a majority of bets were on the packers, and that sports books took in at least $150 million because of the call.
Local Referee Weighs In On Seahawks Vs. Packers GameMore>>