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 >>
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. -
In the wake of the Sandy Hook tragedy, New York was the first state to sign tough new gun laws.
Today, leaders toured the Lake Placid area to explain the changes.
Assault weapons, high capacity magazines... they were all banned in New York just a month after the tragedy, and because the new laws passed so quickly, many people have questions.
Mike Savage was among a room full of gun owners eager to understand the new "New York Safe Act."
"Now like I'm confused on this," Savage started to tell me. He's been a gun owner since he was 16, he only uses his guns for hunting and target practice.
"I've never done anything that was against the law with a gun, I have no plans on doing anything that's against the law, with a gun, so why do they feel the need to come and pick on me?" Savage said.
No matter how responsible the gun owner may be, the new law immediately bans assault rifles and by April 15th, and you will not be able to buy magazines with greater than seven rounds.
"In March, if you're going to sell a gun, from between two private individuals you'll have to do a background check," Kevin Bruen, Assistant Counsel for the New York State Police said.
While many gun owners are outraged by the new legislation, no one at the meeting was opposed to increasing background checks.
"Concentrate on the criminals, not the law abiding citizens," Savage said.
"The idea is not to go in and grab people's weapons; the idea is that they get the weapon registered if they want to keep it," Bruen said.
"This is not going to save any lives," Savage said.
But New York State Police believe otherwise.
"When you're taking guns out of the hands of someone who has a mental health issue, when you take the guns out of the hands of someone who has the propensity to use the weapon, that will definitely reduce crime," New York State Police Colonel Tom Fazio said.
So whether you're for or against gun control reform, New York has taken the lead not waiting for new laws that may or may not come out of Washington.
By April 15th of 2014, all assault weapons must be registered with the New York State Police, for the first time you're caught with an unregistered weapon, it'll be a warning, but consequences will come with the second.
Q & A For New Yorkers On New Gun Control LegislationMore>>