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 >>
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. -
The Sandy Hook tragedy has schools across the nation tightening security measures and reviewing policies.
But every year around this time SUNY Plattsburgh re-trains its officers and prepares for the "what-ifs."
From severe weather, to an epidemic of a contagious disease, or an active shooter, SUNY Plattsburgh says it's prepared.
With school safety fresh on the minds of all, it's simply standard for the SUNY Plattsburgh police force. For 20 years the school has had an emergency response plan in place, and every year, officers are re-trained.
"You need to either get out, get away from the active shooter situation, secure yourself, by either locking doors or getting some barrier between you and the aggressor," University Assistant Police Chief Jerry Lottie said.
They use plastic training guns that have a laser, so it gives officers a good idea of how far away they can be from a room and still hit their target.
If an active shooter was on school grounds, there's no automatic lockdown system, but every student and faculty member is automatically put on a list to receive a text, email or phone call in the event of an emergency.
"You can move furniture in front of the doors, blocking the doors, wrapping belts around the door handles," Asst. Chief Lottie said.
I asked, "is it challenging on a college campus because they're adults and they come and go and it's much larger?" The Director of Public Relations and Publications for SUNY Plattsburgh, Michelle Ouellette said, "yes you said that well."
So while there are challenges at any school, part of SUNY's preparedness plan includes prevention. Identify a potential school shooter before it gets to that point.
"We have people on campus who are actively seeking out students who need whatever resources, it might be psychological, it might be academic, it might be social and trying to meet those needs really early on," Ouellette said.
I also checked in with a few Vermont schools. Security remains a top priority and there's limited access to each building. For South Burlington specifically, they have one school resource officer on campus, and are training in two more that will split their time between each school in that district.
"Active Shooter" Training For SUNY Plattsburgh OfficersMore>>