Friday, December 5, 2014

WVTK Local & State News December 5, 2014

Local 22 / Local 44 Meteorologist say we can expect another round of wintry weather tonight and into tomorrow. Similar to earlier in the week, our area will be under snowflakes, rain drops, and things in between! Snow showers will begin tonight around 9 o'clock and last through the wee hours of Saturday morning before mixing with rain and pockets of freezing rain. It does not appear the area will get a lot of sleet out of this system, but some ice pellets will fall. Many areas will change to all rain showers tomorrow, then change back to a rain/snow mix tomorrow evening and ending late tomorrow night.

A Hinesburg man who struck a swimmer with his boat on Lake Iroquois can clear the case from his record by going arrest free for a year. Christopher Thompson pleaded no contest to charges of reckless operation of a motorboat and simple assault yesterday. Jane Marinsky of New York state suffered 13 different fractures in her ribs. Marinsky is a regular swimmer in the lake, and was around 100 feet from shore when she was struck.

International Paper in Ticonderoga has given a large donation to help the St. Mary’s School rebuilding fund. The Ticonderoga plant donated $12,000 to the school. The school is still in the rebuilding process after a September 5 fire severely destroyed the facility. Plant communications specialist Jane Kuhl said the plant decided to use all the money from the current funding cycle as a donation to the school. The check was presented during a meeting and dinner by the company where Kuhl and Neuhoff gave the donation to St. Mary’s Father Kevin McEwan and Sister Mary Dalton, principal at the school.

Passengers and crew are all safe after an airplane taking off from Burlington International Airport struck a bird. The United airplane was headed to Washington Dulles International Airport when it struck the bird 40 miles from the airport. The plane's windshield was badly damaged by the impact, and the plane landed in Burlington without incident 15 minutes later. No injuries were reported.

The Vermont Lottery confirmed today that a couple from Chittenden claimed the $2.45 million Tri-state Megabucks Plus jackpot that was drawn November 19. According to Greg Smith, the executive director of the Vermont Lottery, Ronald and Cynthia Senecal claimed the jackpot.