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 >>
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Friday, May 24 2013 9:54 PM EDT2013-05-25 01:54:42 GMT
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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 >>
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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 >>
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Friday, May 24 2013 10:29 AM EDT2013-05-24 14:29:26 GMT
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BARRE, Vt. -
A 20 year old man is facing 35 years behind bars for sexually assaulting a child.
Jonathan Amell of Barre is accused of having sex with two 15 year old girls.
There are two similar charges here that happened about a year apart.
Jonathan Amell told me that this is all a mix-up. He pleaded not guilty in court today.
If convicted, 20 year old Jonathan Amell would not be a free man until he's 55. He's accused of lewd and lascivious conduct with a child and sexual assault. Amell talked with me before he pleaded not guilty in court.
"I've already been attacked and buried many times because of stupid stuff that has been said," Amell said.
In November, 2011, police say Amell sexually assaulted a 15 year old girl. The court papers reveal a lot of "he said, she said," he says the girl came on to him but they never had sex. She says the opposite, and that after saying no to sex, she found herself naked and on the ground. Police say Amell's DNA matched the DNA found on the victim's underwear.
"The weight of the evidence does appear to be strong," the judge said.
A year later, police say Amell committed the crime again, and was accused last December of having sex with another 15 year old girl. This time police say alcohol was involved, but again, they say it was sex without consent.
"The allegations are serious; they allege crimes of violence against minors. The state would argue that the evidence of guilt is great in both cases," Deputy State's Attorney Jason Hart said.
Both cases are still pending and again, Amell has not been convicted of either crime. I asked him about the prison time he's potentially facing.
"I'm sure if you asked him or him if they were going to do 20 years, I'm sure they'd say it would suck," he said.
Jonathan Amell was released on conditions. One of those says he must always be with his mom when in public. Prosecutors had a problem with this though because his mom, Toni Lawrence is accused of giving false information to police. They say she lied about where Amell was on the night in question.
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