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No more hard alcohol -- at Dartmouth College. The Ivy league school has instituted a ban on hard liquor above 30 proof on campus. Its the result of a study launched by Dartmouth President Philip Hanlon last spring. He was concerned that high-risk drinking and a high rate of sexual assault were "hijacking" the school's promise. Dartmouth received nationwide attention for allegations of fraternity hazing several years ago. It's one of 95 schools currently under federal investigation for its handling of sexual harassment and violence. Coming up at 7:30 -- Jericka Duncan is live from the Dartmouth Green with the latest.

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The Attorney General's Office says law enforcement found 21 thousand files of suspected child porn on a Starksboro man's computer. As authorities continue to conduct a forensic examination of Thorpe's computer equipment, he has now been charged with possessing child pornography. Thorpe has plead not guilty. If convicted he could spend 25 years in prison.

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A teacher who works with autistic students -- is accused of molesting one of them. State Police say Jon Gilbert was working for the Vermont Achievement Center in Rutland last summer - when he allegedly sexually abused a 13-year-old girl during a school trip. Investigators also say he had sexual conversations with the student on facebook. He was arrested yesterday -- and is due in court February 16th -- to face a lewd and lascivious conduct charge. Gilbert left V-A-C and started a new job at the end of August -- as a paraeducator at the Rutland City Schools Allen Street campus. Rutland Superintendent Mary Moran says Gilber was placed on administrative leave and has not had contact with students since DCF first revealed the allegations in October.

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Is the Target in Plattsburgh -- about to get busier? The big box store announced all of its 133 stores in Canada will close -- so the one in Plattsburgh is hoping that means more folks will make the trek down from Canada to cash in on sales.

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Snow today, general 3-7" for most of us, more in northern NH into Maine. Turns bitter cold tonight with dangerous wind chills. Sunshine on Saturday, but still cold & blustery. Still watching possible coastal storm for Monday, especially for our southern areas where there could be some snow. Very cold nights early next week. Chance for snow showers Wed. & Thu.

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No more hard alcohol -- at Dartmouth College. The Ivy league school has instituted a ban on hard liquor above 30 proof on campus. Its the result of a study launched by Dartmouth President Philip Hanlon last spring. He was concerned that high-risk drinking and a high rate of sexual assault were "hijacking" the school's promise. Dartmouth received nationwide attention for allegations of fraternity hazing several years ago. It's one of 95 schools currently under federal investigation for its handling of sexual harassment and violence.

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A Starksboro man could spend 25 years behind bars -- for allegedly possessing child pornography. According to the Attorney Generals office -- law enforcement discovered Jonathon Thorpe with 21-thousand files containing suspected child porn. Authorities are still conducting a forensic examination of his computer equipment. Thorpe has pleaded not guilty.

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A teacher who works with autistic students -- is accused of molesting one of them. State Police say Jon Gilbert was working for the Vermont Achievement Center in Rutland last summer - when he allegedly sexually abused a 13-year-old girl during a school trip. Investigators also say he had sexual conversations with the student on facebook. He was arrested yesterday -- and is due in court February 16th -- to face a lewd and lascivious conduct charge. Gilbert left V-A-C and started a new job at the end of August -- as a paraeducator at the Rutland City Schools Allen Street campus. Rutland Superintendent Mary Moran says Gilber was placed on administrative leave and has not had contact with students since DCF first revealed the allegations in October.

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Vermont is 95 percent white -- according to the US census.. But a new push is looking to change that -- and attract more minorities to the state. I am a Vermonter dot org -- is aimed at working professionals of color -- thinking about relocating to the state. 13 testimonials are posted on the website -- authored by minorities talking about what it's like to live in a predominantly white state. The mastermind of the website -- Dr. Dan (buh-LONN) Balón -- dreamed of diversifying the workforce in Vermont. He passed away in 2013 -- but others picked up where he left off.

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For the first time in over a year the Vermont Catholic Church has a bishop at the helm. Bishop Chris Coyne has been installed as the 10th bishop of Burlington. Coyne comes to Vermont from Indianapolis -- and says he brings a promise to reframe how the church is perceived -- making it one of openness and acceptance.

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((Coyne: Now more than ever, our community needs to hear the call of the "good News.")) (Agnes Clift/Burlington 13:15)(("I'm just looking forward to his leadership in helping encourage Vermonters to live their faith.")) Coyne is nicknamed the "blogging bishop" and he says he will continue to use social media for outreach in Vermont as well.

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Snow today, general 3-7" for most of us, more in northern NH into Maine. Turns bitter cold tonight with dangerous wind chills. Sunshine on Saturday, but still cold & blustery. Still watching possible coastal storm for Monday, especially for our southern areas where there could be some snow. Very cold nights early next week. Chance for snow showers Wed. & Thu.

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For the first time in over a year the Vermont Catholic Church has a bishop at the helm. Bishop Chris Coyne has been installed as the 10th bishop of Burlington. Coyne comes to Vermont from Indianapolis -- and says he brings a promise to reframe how the church is perceived -- making it one of openness and acceptance.

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((Coyne: Now more than ever, our community needs to hear the call of the "good News.")) (Agnes Clift/Burlington 13:15)(("I'm just looking forward to his leadership in helping encourage Vermonters to live their faith.")) Coyne is nicknamed the "blogging bishop" and he says he will continue to use social media for outreach in Vermont as well.

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Vermont is 95 percent white -- according to the US census.. But a new push is looking to change that -- and attract more minorities to the state. I am a Vermonter dot org -- is aimed at working professionals of color -- thinking about relocating to the state. 13 testimonials are posted on the website -- authored by minorities talking about what it's like to live in a predominantly white state. The mastermind of the website -- Dr. Dan (buh-LONN) Balón -- dreamed of diversifying the workforce in Vermont. He passed away in 2013 -- but others picked up where he left off.

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(TC 00:09:17:09 Tile 8961) ((Curtiss Reed/Vermont Partnership for Fairness and Diversity "The white HR professional has sort of no context for what it's like to be a person of color here. The I am a Vermonter site provides that additional information and knowledge." 00:09:30:12)) To check out the site visit our info center at wcax.com.

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Is the Target in Plattsburgh -- about to get busier? The big box store announced all of its 133 stores in Canada will close -- so the one in Plattsburgh is hoping that means more folks will make the trek down from Canada to cash in on sales.

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Snow today, general 3-7" for most of us, more in northern NH into Maine. Turns bitter cold tonight with dangerous wind chills. Sunshine on Saturday, but still cold & blustery. Still watching possible coastal storm for Monday, especially for our southern areas where there could be some snow. Very cold nights early next week. Chance for snow showers Wed. & Thu.

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Do you have your superbowl pick yet? If not -- you can always flip a coin, draw straws -- or listen to a panda.... The Memphis Zoo's resident giant panda has picked a winner for Super Bowl 49. "Le Le" has predicted that the New England Patriots will win Sunday's big game. He gave his prognostication at the memphis zoo Thursday. Fair warning -- Le Le's pick in 2014 didn't pan out. He chose the denver broncos ... over the actual winners, the seattle seahawks. He's awfully cute, though. And given his choice of the Patriots over the seahawks yesterday ... it's possible the panda just doesn't like seattle. We'll all know whether Le Le's prediction is right or wrong on Sunday.

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Good morning it's 5:00 -- I'm ... And I'm ... Gary Sadowsky starts us off this morning with quick check on the weather. weather intro (anchors thank in 3-shot-transition to lead story)

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We begin this morning with a traffic alert for you this morning. Williston Road is currently closed between pj's auto body and the williston town line. South Burlington police advise drivers to take alternate routes. We will update you as soon as that road is reopened.

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Dartmouth college is making national headlines this morning. The Ivy league has banned hard alcohol on campus. As our Eliza Larson learned, the school is taking a number of steps to change the campus culture.

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It's just a few more weeks until the beginning of Spring Term at Dartmouth College. And change is already in the air. The college's president - Philip Hanlon - announced that starting with the new term - students will be required to take a four-year sexual violence prevention program, there will be new residential communities, and hard alcohol will be banned on campus. ((1:13-:33 We will take the lead in American higher education in restoring student life to a safe and sustainable place. We will offer a campus experience that is in everyway worth of our name. That is in every way conducive to the promise of our future. We will move Dartmouth forward.")) This new plan Hanlon calls Moving Dartmouth Forward is the result of his concern with the Ivy League school's party-school reputation. Dartmouth received nationwide attention several years ago for allegations of fraternity hazing. It's also one of 95 schools currently under federal investigation for its handling of sexual harassment and violence. ((58-1:11 Colleges and universities. Indeed communities across the country face the issues that we have been discussing. We are not alone in facing them. But we will take the lead in saying no more)) Some students saw this coming. (TC 09:44:09:07 Title 0943)((Caelin Corr/First Year "people aren't too upset. I mean, personally I'm not 21 so it doesn't really affect me as it would someone who is legally allowed to buy hard alcohol but in that case I could see how they would be pretty upset about it." 09:44:23:29)) Those who are of age to purchase and consume alcohol... Said the announcement was a bit of a blow. While others say the new policy is not enough. (TC 09:47:02:13 Title 0946)((Jennifer Davidon/Senior I think it sounds like a very big move but I don't think it gets at a lot of the deeper issues. I think it's something to say we're doing something very big. I'm not really sure it will change the culture that surrounds why high risk drinking and sexual assault and the other issues we're trying to talk through." 09:47:29:19)) The new policy means no hard liquor above 30 proof on campus... And applies to undergrads and graduates alike. Eliza Larson... Channel 3 News... Hanover.

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The search is on to replace Burlington's school superintendent. In the wake of concerns about the school's financial future, a number of worthy educators have thrown their hat in the ring. But as our Rose Spillman reports, it is now just down to two candidates.

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THE SEARCH FOR BURLINGTON NEXT SUPERINTENDENT IS DOWN TO TWO. THE CURRENT SUPERINTENDENT for the Centennial School District in Warminster, Pennsylvania -- JOYCE MUNDY AND Yaw Obeng-- THE current Superintendent in THE Halton District School Board in Burlington, Ontario -- ARE THE FINALSISTS FOR THE JOB. The two candidates answered a variety of questions AT A COMMUNITY FORUM THURSDAY NIGHT. TOPICS RANGED FROM identifying the district's top three struggles to discussing plans for increasing diversity. (00:22:25 5403) ((Dr. Mike Rush/Regional Search Associate "The board has a tough decision to make from the two candidates." 00:22:30)) EACH CANDIDATE ANSWERED THE SAME 11 QUESTIONS FROM THE AUDIENCE. ((NAT OF A QUESTION?)) Two were budget related AND one asked what main criteria the candidates would use to identify budget priorities. MUNDY said the budget needed to reflect the priorities of the district. (00:39:01 5412) ((Joyce Mundy/Candidate "I am a very clear decision maker. I'm very decisive. I have an extremely strong vision, for educational purpose, always focused on students." 00:39:11)) MEANWHILE OBENG said his priority in budgeting is addressing needs before wants. (01:17:27 5443) ((Yaw Obeng/Candidate "I don't believe in just sitting down and saying, we wanna support this or increase that or increase that. We really need to look at what we need to do, first. So we identify where the really hot spot needs are. We take care of that. Then we have another column called wants." 01:17:41)) Community members were all given input sheets in order to comment on each candidate. On Friday, the candidates will attend student, staff, and finally board interviews. On Monday the board will meet to discuss the two finalists. A decision could be made as early as next week. ((RS Channel 3 News))

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Vermont is 95 percent white -- according to the US census.. But a new push is looking to change that -- and attract more minorities to the state. I am a Vermonter dot org -- is aimed at working professionals of color -- thinking about relocating to the state. 13 testimonials are posted on the website -- authored by minorities talking about what it's like to live in a predominantly white state. The mastermind of the website -- Dr. Dan (buh-LONN) Balón -- dreamed of diversifying the workforce in Vermont. He passed away in 2013 -- but others picked up where he left off.

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(TC 00:09:17:09 Tile 8961) ((Curtiss Reed/Vermont Partnership for Fairness and Diversity "The white HR professional has sort of no context for what it's like to be a person of color here. The I am a Vermonter site provides that additional information and knowledge." 00:09:30:12)) To check out the site visit our info center at wcax.com.

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Many Vermont Health Connect customers now await either a bill or a refund for their health care coverage from last year. When a customer signs up for a plan, they're asked to estimate a yearly income. State administrators finished sending out a tax form meant to determine the difference between what customers expected to make and what they actually earned. Once completed, that will give the state and federal government the ability to determine if customers received too much, too little, or the right amount of financial assistance.

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(00:17:13:00 ) ((Lawrence Miller - Vt. Health Reform Chief so these forms go to everyone who had a qualified health plan, not just people who received a subsidy)) If you bought a plan on Vermont Health Connect and do not receive the mailing by this time next week, administrators ask that you give the health connect hot-line a call. Those with coverage through Medicaid, Medicare, or employers do not need to fill out the form.

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(anchors introduce gary) Snow today, general 3-7" for most of us, more in northern NH into Maine. Turns bitter cold tonight with dangerous wind chills. Sunshine on Saturday, but still cold & blustery. Still watching possible coastal storm for Monday, especially for our southern areas where there could be some snow. Very cold nights early next week. Chance for snow showers Wed. & Thu.

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Today: Snow Turning blustery, bitter cold late Highs: 23 to 30, falling Wind: S to NW 10 to 20 mph Tonight: Snow showers Windy, bitter cold Lows: -5 to 5 Wind: NNW 10 to 20 mph Saturday: Increasing sunshine Cold & blustery Highs: 2 to 12 Wind: NNW 10 to 20 mph Extended: Sunday: Partly sunny Lows: 5 to -10 Highs: 5 to 15 Monday: Groundhog Day! Mostly cloudy Chance for snow, mainly south Lows: -5 to -20 Highs: 2 to 12 Tuesday: Partly cloudy Lows: -5 to -25 Highs: 5 to 15 Hyper-Extended: Wednesday: Mostly cloudy Chance for snow showers Lows: 0 to 10 Highs: 22 to 32 Thursday: Mostly cloudy Chance for snow showers Lows: 15 to 25 Highs: 20s

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The fates of a Japanese journalist and a Jordanian military pilot being held by ISIS remain unclear this morning ... Anne Marie Green has the latest in world watch.

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THERE'S STILL NO WORD ON THE FATES OF A JAPANESE JOURNALIST AND A JORDANIAN PILOT BEING HELD HOSTAGE BY ISIS. THE TERROR GROUP HAD DEMANDED THE RELEASE OF AN IRAQI WOMAN WITH TIES TO AL-QAIDA BY SUNSET THURSDAY. IN EXCHANGE, THEY WOULD SPARE THE LIFE OF THE *PILOT* AND RELEASE THE JOURNALIST. THE FAMILIES OF BOTH HOSTAGES HAVE ISSUED NEW APPEALS TO THEIR GOVERNMENT'S TO BRING THE MEN HOME ALIVE. THE NUMBER OF MEASLES CASES IN THE U.S. IS APPROACHING ONE HUNDRED - MOST OF THOSE IN CALIFORNIA, AND MANY ARE LINKED TO DISNEY THEME PARKS. SOUTH DAKOTA'S HEALTH DEPARTMENT WROTE A LETTER TO PARENTS SAYING UNVACCINATED STUDENTS WILL BE EXCLUDED FROM SCHOOLS UNTIL THREE WEEKS AFTER THE LAST CASE IS DIAGNOSED. MEASLES CAN KILL AS MANY AS THREE CHILDREN OUT OF EVERY ONE THOUSAND INFECTED WITH THE DISEASE. AND HIP-HOP MOGUL "SUGE" KNIGHT IS EXPECTED TO SURRENDER TO POLICE IN CONNECTION WITH A FATAL HIT-AND-RUN IN COMPTON, CALIFORNIA YESTERDAY. (WILDLINE: AND HIP-HOP MOGUL "SUGE" KNIGHT HAS SURRENDERED TO POLICE IN CONNECTION WITH A FATAL HIT-AND-RUN IN COMPTON, CALIFORNIA YESTERDAY.) AN ATTORNEY FOR KNIGHT SAYS HIS CLIENT STRUCK TWO MEN WITH A CAR WHILE TRYING TO FLEE AN ATTACK. ONE OF THE PEOPLE STRUCK WAS KILLED. KNIGHT HAS REPEATEDLY RUN INTO TROUBLE WITH THE LAW IN THE PAST. THOSE ARE SOME OF THE DAY'S TOP STORIES. I'M ANNE MARIE GREEN CBS NEWS NEW YORK.

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Welcome Back! It seems like just about everyone is talking about the Big Game Sunday! So that will be the focus of our Web Watch today. For the first time Facebook will sell ads during the Super Bowl that target people based on what they are talking about in real time. The ads will include auto play videos that appear on your Newsfeed… They'll be triggered by key words users mention on the social network as they watch the game.

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Can you believe some people actually want to skip the commercials during the game? Well, those, like me, who just want to see the commercials are in luck! Dish has a TV feature set up so viewers can do just that. For the Super Bowl, the company is switching things up. Dish will allow customers to enable a 'Reverse Auto Hop' feature, so they can watch JUST the commercials the next day.

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All unmanned aircraft will be barred within 30 miles of the University of Phoenix stadium on Sunday from an hour before kickoff until well after the game is over. The F-A-A is reminding Super Bowl attendees Sunday's game is a "no drone zone". The agency released a brief You Tube video, urging people not to spoil it by bringing them. Another words, leave your drone at home.

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Snow today, general 3-7" for most of us, more in northern NH into Maine. Turns bitter cold tonight with dangerous wind chills. Sunshine on Saturday, but still cold & blustery. Still watching possible coastal storm for Monday, especially for our southern areas where there could be some snow. Very cold nights early next week. Chance for snow showers Wed. & Thu.

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This morning's super senior -- is making a big impact in her community. and as Joe Carroll reports -- she put it all on the line to make it happen.

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Much has changed at Ceder Hill Continuing Care in the last two decades. (00:02:44:00) ((Mary Louise Sayles/Super Senior, It was a very small, old nursing home and it needed a lot of work. )) Mary Louise Sayles has transformed it. (00:21:11:00) ((Mary Louise : How are you doing this morning? Resident: Oh not too bad, pretty good.)) The former RN and another nurse - Judy Brogren, purchased the business. Mary Louise saw the potential. The property had 12 acres of land; she envisioned something beyond just a nursing home for seniors. (00:03:55 :00) ((Mary Louise Sayles/Super Senior, The vision was to improve the building we had and to plan a community. )) It was a challenge for a woman in her mid-life. (00:05:44:00) ((Mary Louise Sayles/Super Senior, I was 53 and my partner was in her late-forties and we had the experience, we had the education and experience, but we hadn't been entrepreneurs on our own. )) They cooked, cleaned and cared for the residents. (00:29:33:00) ((Mary Louise Sayles/Super Senior, And this is the groundbreaking, that's Judy and me.)) With hard work, the complex expanded. (00:05:00:00) (( Joe: How much blood, sweat and tears did you put into this place? Mary Louise: I can't even tell you, years and years.)) Judy died years ago, but Mary Louise carried on. Now, the businesswoman has another milestone. (00:37:50:00) ((Nat Sot: Happy Birthday! )) (00:07:08:00) (( Joe: Happy Birthday. Mary Louise: Thank you. 80!..I don't feel any different.)) (00:21:54:00) (( Hi Howard! How are you doing this morning again, you look wonderful.)) One hundred and two year old Howard Peck has know Mary Louise for years. (00:24:54:00) (( Joe: So she's kind of a no-nonsense kind of woman? Howard: Absolutely, absolutely. Very pleasant though on top of that. Mary Louise: Thank God he said that. Howard: In a nice sort of way, but she's a go-getter.)) The 80-year-old is semi-retired. Her daughter Patricia runs much of the business. Mary Louise spends most winters in Florida with her husband, but not this year. (00:09:21:00) ((Mary Louise Sayles/Super Senior, I have had some sleepless nights. )) That's because they're working on an addition. (00:39:05:00) ((Mary Louise Sayles/Super Senior, where going into the new wing. )) Twenty-one apartments for independent living and twenty memory care rooms. A total of 43 thousand square feet, it will open in March. (00:46:35:00) ((Nat sot, there's a porch out here.)) Mary Louise is focused on every part of the construction. (00:51:10:00) ((Mary Louise talking to contractor, they just should be the handrails, not those, they don't belong on the handrails.)) (00:55:14:26) ((Joe Carroll/Windsor, Mary Louise has invested her life and life savings into Cedar Hill. In fact where we are standing- she lived in mobile home for 4 years.)) (00:13:07:00) ((Mary Louise Sayles/Super Senior, And really in order to make it work, I had to sell my house in claremont and actually Judy and I had invested every cent we had. )) The new wing will cost more than 10 million dollars. (00:50:21:00) ((Mary Louise Sayles/Super Senior, I had no thoughts that I would end of this way, life comes along and possess you with opportunities and you have to make a decision to take it or not. )) She took a chance and won. (00:16:44:00) ((Mary Louise Sayles/Super Senior, It was meant to be! )) Joe Carroll, Channel 3 News, Windsor.

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In the headlines this morning: we have a traffic alert in south burlington A Rutland teacher accused of molesting a 13-year-old.. And Vermont Tech announces new partnership with non profit group...

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But before we get to those stories -- let's take a quick look at how the weather is shaping up this morning.

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We have a traffic alert for you this morning. Williston Road is currently closed between pj's autobody and williston town line . South Burlington police advise drivers to take alternate routes. We will update you as soon as that road is reopened.

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The Attorney General's Office says law enforcement found 21 thousand files of suspected child porn on a Starksboro man's computer. As authorities continue to conduct a forensic examination of Thorpe's computer equipment, he has now been charged with possessing child pornography. Thorpe has plead not guilty. If convicted he could spend 25 years in prison.

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The former head of the Vermont Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives -- has pleaded not guilty to assault charges. 44-year-old James Mostyn is accused in two separate instances. One from a November confrontation with a co worker -- and the other from an incident with his girlfriends son. Mostyn was one of the investigators who helped secure confessions from one of the three Sheffield-area men charged with murder in the 20-10 killing of 78-year-old Mary "Pat" O'Hagan. Mostyn is scheduled to be back in court on March 4th.

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A teacher who works with autistic students -- is accused of molesting one of them. State Police say Jon Gilbert was working for the Vermont Achievement Center in Rutland last summer - when he allegedly sexually abused a 13-year-old girl during a school trip. Investigators also say he had sexual conversations with the student on facebook. He was arrested yesterday -- and is due in court February 16th -- to face a lewd and lascivious conduct charge. Gilbert left V-A-C and started a new job at the end of August -- as a paraeducator at the Rutland City Schools Allen Street campus. Rutland Superintendent Mary Moran says Gilber was placed on administrative leave and has not had contact with students since DCF first revealed the allegations in October.

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Students will soon be able to benefit from a new program that will immerse them in agriculture, food and leadership projects including forestry, dairy farming and animal reproduction. Vermont Tech and Vermont Youth Conservation (CORE) Corps announced a new partnership this week at the state's Farm Show. Students will live and work together. They'll also be able to earn transferable college credit.

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(02:31) ((Dan Smith/Vt. Tech President "it combines their crew based leadership program with our agriculture academic program to give young people an opportunity to develop themselves personally and develop an awareness about agriculture and dairy farming across the state of Vermont and put themselves on a pathway for a future in agriculture.")) (02:51) Students in the program will split time between both campuses.

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Seventy five years ago, the government cut 65 year old Vermonter Ida May Fuller a check for about twenty two dollars. That was the first Social Security payout. It secured the woman, who never married and had no children, a place in American History. She was born on a farm outside Ludlow in the Green Mountains. By the time she died in 1975 at age 100, she had received nearly twenty three thousand dollars in benefits. Now. even though she acknowledged the money helped her, before her death, the staunch Republican said she didn't think there should be any more increases in Social Security payments.

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(anchors introduce gary) Snow today, general 3-7" for most of us, more in northern NH into Maine. Turns bitter cold tonight with dangerous wind chills. Sunshine on Saturday, but still cold & blustery. Still watching possible coastal storm for Monday, especially for our southern areas where there could be some snow. Very cold nights early next week. Chance for snow showers Wed. & Thu.

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Today: Snow Turning blustery, bitter cold late Highs: 23 to 30, falling Wind: S to NW 10 to 20 mph Tonight: Snow showers Windy, bitter cold Lows: -5 to 5 Wind: NNW 10 to 20 mph Saturday: Increasing sunshine Cold & blustery Highs: 2 to 12 Wind: NNW 10 to 20 mph Extended: Sunday: Partly sunny Lows: 5 to -10 Highs: 5 to 15 Monday: Groundhog Day! Mostly cloudy Chance for snow, mainly south Lows: -5 to -20 Highs: 2 to 12 Tuesday: Partly cloudy Lows: -5 to -25 Highs: 5 to 15 Hyper-Extended: Wednesday: Mostly cloudy Chance for snow showers Lows: 0 to 10 Highs: 22 to 32 Thursday: Mostly cloudy Chance for snow showers Lows: 15 to 25 Highs: 20s

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((TRT: 2:21 ... OC: Kane O'Neill)) ((" The UVM Men's basketball team faced Albany Wednesday night for first place in the America East..It was a little different Thursday as the two school's Women's teams squared off at Patrick Gym with the UVM Women looking for just their first America East win ... Vermont 0-7 in league play heading into Thursday's match-up, could they get that first w in the win column... Wasn't a good start.. Scoreless, but Zakiya Saunders left wide open on the inbounds and gets the easy lay-in...Albany up early 4-0.. But UVM responds on the other end, Kylie Butler, corner three ...Drills it for 3 of her 7 points.. Then Niki Taylor drops it off for Emilie Cloutier, little bump, fadeaway and it falls in, she had 7 as well ..But Albany takes off midway through the half.. Margarita Rosario finding a wide open Sarah Royals and she says "you'll never be royals", knocks down the 3 Then off the front iron miss...Royals ahead to Shereesha Richards...she gets the bucket and the foul...she had a game high 33 points.. UVM falls to 0-8 in the America East as they lose this one to Albany, 89-48 There are two big sporting events this weekend in the Phoenix, Arizona area. Super Bowl 49 is Sunday. Thursday, it was the opening round of the PGA Tour's Phoenix Open. Woodstock's own Keegan Bradley teeing off around 8 am yesterday and that early start didn't seem to bother him whatsoever.. Keegan bogied on hole #1... But Here his approach on hole #2 and it's a beauty, a nice roll and gets it a few feet away from the cup...and his birdie shot here drops in...he would then birdie the following hole as well.. Then on hole four, keeping the birdie congo line going.. keegan gets it to drop for his third straight birdie...quite a start And how about just one more birdie...Here on hole #13...Keegan's approach landing on the green once again.. He hit 16 of the 18 greens on his approaches today...and would get 7 birdies on the day..including this one.. Keegan is currently in 2nd place overall after round one, sitting at -6, just one shot back of leader Ryan Palmer... Keegan will tee off today at around 12:16 p.m.... There was also some high school wrestling action at Vergennes Union High school last night between the Commadores, CVU, Burr Burton, Mount Anthony and Mount Mansfield... We have those highlights on our website, wcax.com... with your sports wrap, I'm Kane O'Neill.))))

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This morning 3 Minute Wrap. Getting you up to speed every morning -- in just 3 minutes.

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No more hard alcohol -- at Dartmouth College. The Ivy league school has instituted a ban on hard liquor above 30 proof on campus. Its the result of a study launched by Dartmouth President Philip Hanlon last spring. He was concerned that high-risk drinking and a high rate of sexual assault were "hijacking" the school's promise. Dartmouth received nationwide attention for allegations of fraternity hazing several years ago. It's one of 95 schools currently under federal investigation for its handling of sexual harassment and violence. Coming up at 7:30 -- Jericka Duncan is live from the Dartmouth Green with the latest.

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For the first time in over a year the Vermont Catholic Church has a bishop at the helm. Bishop Chris Coyne has been installed as the 10th bishop of Burlington. Coyne comes to Vermont from Indianapolis -- and says he brings a promise to reframe how the church is perceived -- making it one of openness and acceptance.

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((Coyne: Now more than ever, our community needs to hear the call of the "good News.")) (Agnes Clift/Burlington 13:15)(("I'm just looking forward to his leadership in helping encourage Vermonters to live their faith.")) Coyne is nicknamed the "blogging bishop" and he says he will continue to use social media for outreach in Vermont as well.

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Is the Target in Plattsburgh -- about to get busier? The big box store announced all of its 133 stores in Canada will close -- so the one in Plattsburgh is hoping that means more folks will make the trek down from Canada to cash in on sales.

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A Starksboro man could spend 25 years behind bars -- for allegedly possessing child pornography. According to the Attorney Generals office -- law enforcement discovered Jonathon Thorpe with 21-thousand files containing suspected child porn. Authorities are still conducting a forensic examination of his computer equipment. Thorpe has pleaded not guilty.

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The Taliban are claiming responsibility this morning -- for a deadly attack in Afghanistan that took the lives of 3 Americans. Military officials say a gunman shot and killed American contractors as well as one Afghan man -- at the Kabul airport last night. An Afghan official says the Taliban fighter had infiltrated the ranks of Afghan forces to stage the attack and wore an Afghan police uniform.

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Survivors are recalling the horror and panic -- before a massive explosion at a maternity and children's hospital in Mexico City. Officials say an infant and a nurse were killed in the blast -- and more than 50 others were injured. More than 100 people were inside during the Thursday morning explosion. Investigators say a hose burst on a truck that supplied gas to the hospital. According to witnesses -- tanker workers struggled for 15 or 20 minutes to repair the leak -- while a large cloud of gas formed. The blast that shook nearby buildings and leveled part of the hospital.

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An exploding air bag -- linked to the nationwide recall -- may have killed a Texas man. Senator Bill Nelson of Florida said on the Senate floor yesterday that the 35-year-old was killed earlier this month when a Takata air bag inflated in a low-speed crash and sent a piece of shrapnel into the man's neck. The man died before police arrived. The company says the man's 2002 Accord was part of a 2011 recall, but it had not been repaired. If confirmed, the death would be the sixth worldwide caused by the air bags.

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And -- that's a wrap. Gary, over to you.

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Snow today, general 3-7" for most of us, more in northern NH into Maine. Turns bitter cold tonight with dangerous wind chills. Sunshine on Saturday, but still cold & blustery. Still watching possible coastal storm for Monday, especially for our southern areas where there could be some snow. Very cold nights early next week. Chance for snow showers Wed. & Thu.

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Welcome Back! With the Super Bowl upon us, always fun to indulge in my personal favorite, chips and dip. Today we are joined by Chef Courtney Contos in the kitchen who is here to show us how to make a little veggie treat. Thanks for being with us this morning Courtney. Sikil P'aak (Vegetable dip of toasted squash seeds, roasted tomatoes, and chile) 2 medium Roma tomatoes, charred 2 medium cloves garlic, peeled and charred 1 medium habanero, charred, seeded, and finely chopped 1/2 cup water 1/4 cup Seville orange juice or substitute 2 teaspoons sea salt, or to taste 2 cups Pepita molida (recipe follows) 1/4 cup chives, chopped 1/2 medium white onion, charred and finely chopped 3 tablespoons fresh cilantro leaves, finely chopped tortilla chips for serving 1. Place the first six ingredients in the jar of a blender and process until throughly liquified; set aside. You should have 2 cups of the puree; if not add water to complete the amount. 2. Place the Pepita molida in a large mixing bowl. Different conditions will cause the ground seeds to absorb the liquid at different rates, so add the tomato puree to the seeds gradually. Start by adding only about 3/4 of the contents of the blender and stir to blend throughly. Let the mixture rest for 5-10 minutes; the seeds will absorb the liquid and the dip will thicken. Add more of the liquid if you wish. In cantinas, Sikil P'aak is served in a thinner state, something like yogurt. You will add between 1 1/2 and 2 cups of the puree. Stir in the chives, chopped onion, and cilantro and check for seasoning; add salt if necessary. 3. Serve Sikil P'aak with tortilla chips. Pepita Molida (toasted ground squash seeds, hulled) 4 cups green squash- or pumpkin seeds, hulled 1. Heat a large dry cast iron skillet over highest heat for 5 minutes. Place the seeds in the hot skillet. As soon as the begin to pop, toss or stir them vigorously and constantly to avoid burning the seeds at the bottom. Continue toasting until the seeds are fragrant and golden brown, about 5 minutes. Immediately transfer the seeds to a metal colander or large sieve (residual heat will burn the seeds if you leave them in the skillet). Outdoors, or in a place where you don't mind making a bit of a mess, briskly toss the seeds in the colander to shake off the papery skins. 2. Once the seeds have cooled, place them in the bowl of a large food processor fitted with the metal blade. Process 3-4 minutes, until the powder begins clumping on the sides of the bowl. Stop the motor and use a spatula to scrape the powder back into the bowl. Process another 2-3 minutes. Scrape the bowl down again and process until you see very little movement of the powder (the clumping action is a result of the oils being released from the seeds). Taste a bit of the powder: it should have a pleasant texture but not be grainy. If it's grainy, process a minute or two more. 3. Transfer the powder to an airtight container and store in the refrigerator or about two weeks, or freeze for several months

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Do you have your superbowl pick yet? If not -- you can always flip a coin, draw straws -- or listen to a panda.... The Memphis Zoo's resident giant panda has picked a winner for Super Bowl 49. "Le Le" has predicted that the New England Patriots will win Sunday's big game. He gave his prognostication at the memphis zoo Thursday. Fair warning -- Le Le's pick in 2014 didn't pan out. He chose the denver broncos ... over the actual winners, the seattle seahawks. He's awfully cute, though. And given his choice of the Patriots over the seahawks yesterday ... it's possible the panda just doesn't like seattle. We'll all know whether Le Le's prediction is right or wrong on Sunday.

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Good morning it's 5:00 -- I'm ... And I'm ... Gary Sadowsky starts us off this morning with quick check on the weather. weather intro (anchors thank in 3-shot-transition to lead story)

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Dartmouth college is making national headlines this morning. The Ivy league has banned hard alcohol on campus. As our Eliza Larson learned, the school is taking a number of steps to change the campus culture.

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It's just a few more weeks until the beginning of Spring Term at Dartmouth College. And change is already in the air. The college's president - Philip Hanlon - announced that starting with the new term - students will be required to take a four-year sexual violence prevention program, there will be new residential communities, and hard alcohol will be banned on campus. ((1:13-:33 We will take the lead in American higher education in restoring student life to a safe and sustainable place. We will offer a campus experience that is in everyway worth of our name. That is in every way conducive to the promise of our future. We will move Dartmouth forward.")) This new plan Hanlon calls Moving Dartmouth Forward is the result of his concern with the Ivy League school's party-school reputation. Dartmouth received nationwide attention several years ago for allegations of fraternity hazing. It's also one of 95 schools currently under federal investigation for its handling of sexual harassment and violence. ((58-1:11 Colleges and universities. Indeed communities across the country face the issues that we have been discussing. We are not alone in facing them. But we will take the lead in saying no more)) Some students saw this coming. (TC 09:44:09:07 Title 0943)((Caelin Corr/First Year "people aren't too upset. I mean, personally I'm not 21 so it doesn't really affect me as it would someone who is legally allowed to buy hard alcohol but in that case I could see how they would be pretty upset about it." 09:44:23:29)) Those who are of age to purchase and consume alcohol... Said the announcement was a bit of a blow. While others say the new policy is not enough. (TC 09:47:02:13 Title 0946)((Jennifer Davidon/Senior I think it sounds like a very big move but I don't think it gets at a lot of the deeper issues. I think it's something to say we're doing something very big. I'm not really sure it will change the culture that surrounds why high risk drinking and sexual assault and the other issues we're trying to talk through." 09:47:29:19)) The new policy means no hard liquor above 30 proof on campus... And applies to undergrads and graduates alike. Eliza Larson... Channel 3 News... Hanover.

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The search is on to replace Burlington's school superintendent. In the wake of concerns about the school's financial future, a number of worthy educators have thrown their hat in the ring. But as our Rose Spillman reports, it is now just down to two candidates.

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THE SEARCH FOR BURLINGTON NEXT SUPERINTENDENT IS DOWN TO TWO. THE CURRENT SUPERINTENDENT for the Centennial School District in Warminster, Pennsylvania -- JOYCE MUNDY AND Yaw Obeng-- THE current Superintendent in THE Halton District School Board in Burlington, Ontario -- ARE THE FINALSISTS FOR THE JOB. The two candidates answered a variety of questions AT A COMMUNITY FORUM THURSDAY NIGHT. TOPICS RANGED FROM identifying the district's top three struggles to discussing plans for increasing diversity. (00:22:25 5403) ((Dr. Mike Rush/Regional Search Associate "The board has a tough decision to make from the two candidates." 00:22:30)) EACH CANDIDATE ANSWERED THE SAME 11 QUESTIONS FROM THE AUDIENCE. ((NAT OF A QUESTION?)) Two were budget related AND one asked what main criteria the candidates would use to identify budget priorities. MUNDY said the budget needed to reflect the priorities of the district. (00:39:01 5412) ((Joyce Mundy/Candidate "I am a very clear decision maker. I'm very decisive. I have an extremely strong vision, for educational purpose, always focused on students." 00:39:11)) MEANWHILE OBENG said his priority in budgeting is addressing needs before wants. (01:17:27 5443) ((Yaw Obeng/Candidate "I don't believe in just sitting down and saying, we wanna support this or increase that or increase that. We really need to look at what we need to do, first. So we identify where the really hot spot needs are. We take care of that. Then we have another column called wants." 01:17:41)) Community members were all given input sheets in order to comment on each candidate. On Friday, the candidates will attend student, staff, and finally board interviews. On Monday the board will meet to discuss the two finalists. A decision could be made as early as next week. ((RS Channel 3 News))

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Vermont is 95 percent white -- according to the US census.. But a new push is looking to change that -- and attract more minorities to the state. I am a Vermonter dot org -- is aimed at working professionals of color -- thinking about relocating to the state. 13 testimonials are posted on the website -- authored by minorities talking about what it's like to live in a predominantly white state. The mastermind of the website -- Dr. Dan (buh-LONN) Balón -- dreamed of diversifying the workforce in Vermont. He passed away in 2013 -- but others picked up where he left off.

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(TC 00:09:17:09 Tile 8961) ((Curtiss Reed/Vermont Partnership for Fairness and Diversity "The white HR professional has sort of no context for what it's like to be a person of color here. The I am a Vermonter site provides that additional information and knowledge." 00:09:30:12)) To check out the site visit our info center at wcax.com.

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Many Vermont Health Connect customers now await either a bill or a refund for their health care coverage from last year. When a customer signs up for a plan, they're asked to estimate a yearly income. State administrators finished sending out a tax form meant to determine the difference between what customers expected to make and what they actually earned. Once completed, that will give the state and federal government the ability to determine if customers received too much, too little, or the right amount of financial assistance.

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(00:17:13:00 ) ((Lawrence Miller - Vt. Health Reform Chief so these forms go to everyone who had a qualified health plan, not just people who received a subsidy)) If you bought a plan on Vermont Health Connect and do not receive the mailing by this time next week, administrators ask that you give the health connect hot-line a call. Those with coverage through Medicaid, Medicare, or employers do not need to fill out the form.

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(anchors introduce gary) Snow today, general 3-7" for most of us, more in northern NH into Maine. Turns bitter cold tonight with dangerous wind chills. Sunshine on Saturday, but still cold & blustery. Still watching possible coastal storm for Monday, especially for our southern areas where there could be some snow. Very cold nights early next week. Chance for snow showers Wed. & Thu.

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Today: Snow Turning blustery, bitter cold late Highs: 23 to 30, falling Wind: S to NW 10 to 20 mph Tonight: Snow showers Windy, bitter cold Lows: -5 to 5 Wind: NNW 10 to 20 mph Saturday: Increasing sunshine Cold & blustery Highs: 2 to 12 Wind: NNW 10 to 20 mph Extended: Sunday: Partly sunny Lows: 5 to -10 Highs: 5 to 15 Monday: Groundhog Day! Mostly cloudy Chance for snow, mainly south Lows: -5 to -20 Highs: 2 to 12 Tuesday: Partly cloudy Lows: -5 to -25 Highs: 5 to 15 Hyper-Extended: Wednesday: Mostly cloudy Chance for snow showers Lows: 0 to 10 Highs: 22 to 32 Thursday: Mostly cloudy Chance for snow showers Lows: 15 to 25 Highs: 20s

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The fates of a Japanese journalist and a Jordanian military pilot being held by ISIS -- remain unclear this morning. After a Thursday deadline for a prisoner swap has come and gone. Susan McGinnis reports from Washington.

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(PKG) -nats- I fear that this is the last chance for my husband An emotional plea from the wife of Japanese Journalist, Kenji Goto ... has so far, gone unanswered. Late Thursday, Rinko Goto issued her first public statement to a group that helps families of freelance journalists through crisis. In it -- she reveals that she received several e-mails from ISIS after the group took her husband hostage. She pressed the Japanese and Jordanian governments -- to save Kenji AND Jordanian fighter pilot Muath Al-Kaseasbeh (MOW-AHTH-AL-KAZ-es-ba h.) -nat/sot- I beg the Jordanian and the Japanese government's to understand, that the fate of both the men are in their hands. Al Kasaesbeh was captured when his fighter plane crashed in Syria during a bombing raid last month. -nats-cameras Yesterday - his father appealed to the Islamic State group for mercy. -nat/sot- ISIS agreed to spare the life of the pilot and free the journalist... -if- Jordan released Iraqi Sajida al-Rishawi (saji-dah Al- Rashawi) ... who remains in prison for her role in a failed, Al Qaeda bomb plot in 2005. Now Thursday's deadline for the swap has passed, and there's -no- word on whether the men are dead or alive. Jordanian officials say they will release al-Rashawi from prison only *if* ISIS gives proof Al-Kaseasbeh (MOW-AHTH-AL-KAZ-es-ba h) is still alive. -nats- As families wait for news on the fate of the two hostages, Japan's Foreign Minister said today -- his country has 'strong trust' in the Jordanian government. Susan McGinnis CBS News Washington.

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An immigrant may finally get to live the American Dream. Nearly 30 years ago, Michael Waithe was framed and went to prison for something he didn't do. A woman accused Waithe of breaking into her New York apartment, but now the woman admits, she made the whole thing up. Waithe is now able to avoid deportation. He joins Connecticut man Kenneth Ireland. For Ireland's wrongful conviction on rape and murder charges, the state will pay him six million dollars. Ireland spent two decades in prison.

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A risky rescue played out on New York's Bronx River Thursday. The fire department was called to save a boy who was stuck on the ice. The child -- believed to be about ten -- wandered out onto the frozen river with a friend. The little girl he was with was able to get off the ice before it began to crack, but he couldn't get back to shore. Firefighters passed a ladder over the broken ice that blocked him. The boy then used the ladder to get to the river bank.

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Welcome Back! It seems like just about everyone is talking about the Big Game Sunday! So that will be the focus of our Web Watch today. For the first time Facebook will sell ads during the Super Bowl that target people based on what they are talking about in real time. The ads will include auto play videos that appear on your Newsfeed… They'll be triggered by key words users mention on the social network as they watch the game.

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Can you believe some people actually want to skip the commercials during the game? Well, those, like me, who just want to see the commercials are in luck! Dish has a TV feature set up so viewers can do just that. For the Super Bowl, the company is switching things up. Dish will allow customers to enable a 'Reverse Auto Hop' feature, so they can watch JUST the commercials the next day.

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All unmanned aircraft will be barred within 30 miles of the University of Phoenix stadium on Sunday from an hour before kickoff until well after the game is over. The F-A-A is reminding Super Bowl attendees Sunday's game is a "no drone zone". The agency released a brief You Tube video, urging people not to spoil it by bringing them. Another words, leave your drone at home.

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Snow today, general 3-7" for most of us, more in northern NH into Maine. Turns bitter cold tonight with dangerous wind chills. Sunshine on Saturday, but still cold & blustery. Still watching possible coastal storm for Monday, especially for our southern areas where there could be some snow. Very cold nights early next week. Chance for snow showers Wed. & Thu.

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You've probably heard that cutting back on sugar is good for your health... In Healthwatch this morning -- Eboni Williams has the latest warning on just HOW much sugar is in our food.

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A new study finds that heavy drinking may be a bigger stroke risk than traditional factors like high blood pressure and diabetes. Research in a journal of the American Heart Association looked specifically at middle aged drinkers. Those who consumed more than two alcoholic beverages a day raised their risk of stroke about 34 percent. Health experts are recommending a drastic reduction in how much added sugar Americans eat. Research in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings warns specifically about high fructose corn syrup and table sugar. Researchers say added sugars are a key driver of type 2 diabetes and should be restricted to 6 teaspoons a day for women, 9 teaspoons for men. And people prone to getting kidney stones could be at increased risk for heart disease. A new study finds kidney stone patients have more calcium deposits in their arteries, which are believed to be a strong risk factor for the heart. Researchers say C-T scans may be useful for monitoring those calcifications. Those are some of the day's top medical stories. EW, CBS News, New York

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In the headlines this morning: opening statements -- the Aaron Hernandez murder trial begins A Rutland teacher accused of molesting a 13-year-old.. And Vermont Tech announces a new partnership with a non profit group...

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But before we get to those stories -- let's take a quick look at how the weather is shaping up this morning.

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We have a traffic alert for you this morning. Williston Road is currently closed between pj's autobody and williston town line . South Burlington police advise drivers to take alternate routes. We will update you as soon as that road is reopened.

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The murder trial of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is now underway. Hernandez is accused of killing a semi-pro football player in 2013. In opening statements, his defense lawyers said police and prosecutors targeted Hernandez from the beginning because the victim was dating someone close to Hernandez. Prosecutors say the 25-year-old former Pats player orchestrated the killing and the cover-up.

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A South Ryegate woman is facing charges after police say she supplied a deadly dose of heroin. 26-year-old Lynn (Gells-like-ter) Gelsleicter is charged with selling a regulated drug with death resulting. Police say last June she provided the heroin that led to the overdose death of 47-year-old Mark DeGreenia.

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The Attorney General's Office says law enforcement found 21 thousand files of suspected child porn on a Starksboro man's computer. As authorities continue to conduct a forensic examination of Thorpe's computer equipment, he has now been charged with possessing child pornography. Thorpe has plead not guilty. If convicted he could spend 25 years in prison.

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The former head of the Vermont Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives -- has pleaded not guilty to assault charges. 44-year-old James Mostyn is accused in two separate instances. One from a November confrontation with a co worker -- and the other from an incident with his girlfriends son. Mostyn was one of the investigators who helped secure confessions from one of the three Sheffield-area men charged with murder in the 20-10 killing of 78-year-old Mary "Pat" O'Hagan. Mostyn is scheduled to be back in court on March 4th.

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A teacher who works with autistic students -- is accused of molesting one of them. State Police say Jon Gilbert was working for the Vermont Achievement Center in Rutland last summer - when he allegedly sexually abused a 13-year-old girl during a school trip. Investigators also say he had sexual conversations with the student on facebook. He was arrested yesterday -- and is due in court February 16th -- to face a lewd and lascivious conduct charge. Gilbert left V-A-C and started a new job at the end of August -- as a paraeducator at the Rutland City Schools Allen Street campus. Rutland Superintendent Mary Moran says Gilber was placed on administrative leave and has not had contact with students since DCF first revealed the allegations in October.

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Students will soon be able to benefit from a new program that will immerse them in agriculture, food and leadership projects including forestry, dairy farming and animal reproduction. Vermont Tech and Vermont Youth Conservation (CORE) Corps announced a new partnership this week at the state's Farm Show. Students will live and work together. They'll also be able to earn transferable college credit.

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(02:31) ((Dan Smith/Vt. Tech President "it combines their crew based leadership program with our agriculture academic program to give young people an opportunity to develop themselves personally and develop an awareness about agriculture and dairy farming across the state of Vermont and put themselves on a pathway for a future in agriculture.")) (02:51) Students in the program will split time between both campuses.

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Seventy five years ago, the government cut 65 year old Vermonter Ida May Fuller a check for about twenty two dollars. That was the first Social Security payout. It secured the woman, who never married and had no children, a place in American History. She was born on a farm outside Ludlow in the Green Mountains. By the time she died in 1975 at age 100, she had received nearly twenty three thousand dollars in benefits. Now. even though she acknowledged the money helped her, before her death, the staunch Republican said she didn't think there should be any more increases in Social Security payments.

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(anchors introduce gary) Snow today, general 3-7" for most of us, more in northern NH into Maine. Turns bitter cold tonight with dangerous wind chills. Sunshine on Saturday, but still cold & blustery. Still watching possible coastal storm for Monday, especially for our southern areas where there could be some snow. Very cold nights early next week. Chance for snow showers Wed. & Thu.

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Today: Snow Turning blustery, bitter cold late Highs: 23 to 30, falling Wind: S to NW 10 to 20 mph Tonight: Snow showers Windy, bitter cold Lows: -5 to 5 Wind: NNW 10 to 20 mph Saturday: Increasing sunshine Cold & blustery Highs: 2 to 12 Wind: NNW 10 to 20 mph Extended: Sunday: Partly sunny Lows: 5 to -10 Highs: 5 to 15 Monday: Groundhog Day! Mostly cloudy Chance for snow, mainly south Lows: -5 to -20 Highs: 2 to 12 Tuesday: Partly cloudy Lows: -5 to -25 Highs: 5 to 15 Hyper-Extended: Wednesday: Mostly cloudy Chance for snow showers Lows: 0 to 10 Highs: 22 to 32 Thursday: Mostly cloudy Chance for snow showers Lows: 15 to 25 Highs: 20s

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Retail chain Target is closing its more than 100 stores in Canada. And now some in Plattsburgh hope that means more customers heading South of the Border. Rose Spillman reports.

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Canadian shoppers flocked to the Target store in Plattsburgh -- when doors first opened several years ago. (00:52:24 7629) ((Garry Douglas/North Country Chamber of Commerce President "It's hard to overstate the intensity of consumer interest of our Canadian friends, when Target first came to Plattsburgh." 00:52:31)) As Target's popularity grew, the company decided to open multiple stores across Canada in hopes of appealing to those consumers. The corporation quickly learned that, as popular as the store was in America, the market was much different north of the border. It announced plans to close all 133 stores over the next several months. (00:53:28 7629) ((Garry Douglas/North Country Chamber of Commerce President "And this is just the latest of a classic story of a US giant that went into Canada, went in too fast, thought they knew everything, opened across the country too quickly,and stumbled and they're pulling back." 00:53:39)) But the Chamber says American retail has lured Canadian shoppers south. (00:47:35 7615) ((Rose Spillman/Plattsburgh "Many Canadian shoppers have already been coming to the Target stores in America, for the better prices and the wider variety of merchandise that they say they find. " 00:47:48)) (00:45:15 7612) ((William Barton/Target Shopper "In this area in the mall I know, I used to work in Sears here, like 70 percent of our sales, given the time of year, was almost entirely Canadian shoppers." 00:45:26)) Now that all Canadian Target stores will close their doors, business leaders expect more shoppers to *target* the store in Plattsburgh. (00:52:55 7629) ((Gary Douglass/North Country Chamber of Commerce President "It can only be positive for us, in that once again it makes Target stores here a differntiating choice that they don't have at home." 00:53:03)) And the North Country is banking on it. Rose Spillman Channel 3 News Plattsburgh.

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((TRT: 2:21 ... OC: Kane O'Neill)) ((" The UVM Men's basketball team faced Albany Wednesday night for first place in the America East..It was a little different Thursday as the two school's Women's teams squared off at Patrick Gym with the UVM Women looking for just their first America East win ... Vermont 0-7 in league play heading into Thursday's match-up, could they get that first w in the win column... Wasn't a good start.. Scoreless, but Zakiya Saunders left wide open on the inbounds and gets the easy lay-in...Albany up early 4-0.. But UVM responds on the other end, Kylie Butler, corner three ...Drills it for 3 of her 7 points.. Then Niki Taylor drops it off for Emilie Cloutier, little bump, fadeaway and it falls in, she had 7 as well ..But Albany takes off midway through the half.. Margarita Rosario finding a wide open Sarah Royals and she says "you'll never be royals", knocks down the 3 Then off the front iron miss...Royals ahead to Shereesha Richards...she gets the bucket and the foul...she had a game high 33 points.. UVM falls to 0-8 in the America East as they lose this one to Albany, 89-48 There are two big sporting events this weekend in the Phoenix, Arizona area. Super Bowl 49 is Sunday. Thursday, it was the opening round of the PGA Tour's Phoenix Open. Woodstock's own Keegan Bradley teeing off around 8 am yesterday and that early start didn't seem to bother him whatsoever.. Keegan bogied on hole #1... But Here his approach on hole #2 and it's a beauty, a nice roll and gets it a few feet away from the cup...and his birdie shot here drops in...he would then birdie the following hole as well.. Then on hole four, keeping the birdie congo line going.. keegan gets it to drop for his third straight birdie...quite a start And how about just one more birdie...Here on hole #13...Keegan's approach landing on the green once again.. He hit 16 of the 18 greens on his approaches today...and would get 7 birdies on the day..including this one.. Keegan is currently in 2nd place overall after round one, sitting at -6, just one shot back of leader Ryan Palmer... Keegan will tee off today at around 12:16 p.m.... There was also some high school wrestling action at Vergennes Union High school last night between the Commadores, CVU, Burr Burton, Mount Anthony and Mount Mansfield... We have those highlights on our website, wcax.com... with your sports wrap, I'm Kane O'Neill.))))

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Snow today, general 3-7" for most of us, more in northern NH into Maine. Turns bitter cold tonight with dangerous wind chills. Sunshine on Saturday, but still cold & blustery. Still watching possible coastal storm for Monday, especially for our southern areas where there could be some snow. Very cold nights early next week. Chance for snow showers Wed. & Thu.

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Vermont Catholics have a new Bishop. Today is Christopher Coyne's first full day -- after being installed. Alex Apple has the story.

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For the first time in over a year the Vermont Catholic Church has a bishop at the helm. ((Coyne: Now more than ever, our community needs to hear the call of the "good News.")) The church installed Bishop Christopher Coyne Thursday as the 10th Bishop of Burlington -- he takes over for Bishop Salvatore Matano who moved on to Rochester, New York. ((NAT of Installment)) Coyne comes to Vermont from Indianapolis -- and he comes with a promise to reframe how the church is perceived -- making it one of openness and acceptance. ((Coyne: Why are there so few answering the call of the Church to the life of the Good News.")) The Massachusetts native spoke to a full house at St. Joseph Co-Cathedral -- many united in their hope for one thing: more openness in the church. (08:12 loc Nguyen/Essex Jct.)(("how do we go out and engage the communities get them to participate more with the church to do the things to help out people.")) 20 percent of Vermonters are Catholic -- but many feel the need the church needs to broaden its appeal to solve its declining number of worshipers after dealing with allegations of priest sex abuse and changing attitudes towards religion. (Coyne 12:20)(("They're ready to work with me to begin that process of being a church of the establishment to a missionary church.")) (Agnes Clift/Burlington 13:15)(("I'm just looking forward to his leadership in helping encourage Vermonters to live their faith.")) Catholic dignitaries from around the region filled the cathedral to hear the new Bishop's message -- including members of his former church in Indianapolis -- like Father John Hollowell. (Father John Hollowell/Indianapolis 19:27)(("He brings a lot of energy. He's really good with the social media communications piece.")) And Coyne agrees -- vowing to lead a church engaged with the community. (12:29 Coyne)(("One that just doesn't open our doors and expects people to come through, but one that actually goes out and seeks out people, begins to engage them.")) Still -- not all are happy with Coyne's installation. This New Jersey native calls himself an advocate for sex abuse victims. He stood outside in protest. (16:19 Robert Hoatson/President Road to Recovery)(("we want him to reach out and provide every resource necessary to help victims heal.")) An effort to reconcile with those who have tuned out the church's bells. ((Coyne: Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior of the world. The bells are the voice of the church.)) He's nicknamed the "blogging bishop." And Coyne says he will continue to use social media for outreach in Vermont as well. ((AA Channel 3 News))


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