Fri 18-MAY-2018 Early A.M. News Script

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Today: Mostly sunny.

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Documentation from the medical examiner's office is giving police more clarity this morning following an investigation out of Orleans. You're watching channel 3 I'm Melissa Sheketoff. And I'm Alexandra Montgomery. Vermont state police are calling the deadly shooting a homicide. Autopsy results show Thea Swartz died from a single shot to the chest. Police got a warrant Wednesday to arrest her husband -- Randall Swartz -- who they think shot her. Captain Trudeau says Randall was hurt in the incident with an apparent gun shot wound to the torso -- and is expected to survive. According to the Department of Corrections Offender Locator, he is not in jail this morning.

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A part-time officer charged with hiring a prostitute told a judge he's not guilty. Shelburne Police say 57-year old Lynn Doney was found at Harbor Place -- after officers were investigating prostitution. Court paperwork says Doney told police he and the alleged prostitute have been involved in a physical relationship for at least four years. Police say he paid for sex several times -- but Doney argued the money was to help pay rent at Harbor Place. Doney is also facing obstruction of justice charges after the alleged prostitute had an active warrant for DUI -- and police say Doney didn't arrest him, despite knowing about it.

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Police aren't strangers to Harbor Place. Some neighbors tell us haven't liked the temporary housing facility since it's opened. But they wouldn't go on camera. Others -- say Harbor Place is serving its purpose. Perry Rianhard lives nearby. He acknowledges there has been criminal activity at Harbor Place -- but he says he hopes those against the emergency housing will become more supportive.

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Masks are being handed out to Hawaiian residents this morning after a massive explosion. And it's not done yet -- experts say there could be another one coming soon. ((THU0025 MAJ. JEFF HICKMAN | HAWAII NATIONAL GUARD "@:30 We can't force them - we can't force anybody - but we are highly recommending to please evacuate.")) The eruption yesterday rose 30-thousand feet in the air. We're told the worry now is sulfer dioxide in the air -- that could cause breathing problems. Hawaii's governor wants residents to keep a close eye on cell phone alerts.

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Crisis counselors will be on hand this morning after a deadly bus crash in New Jersey. A CARAVAN OF THREE BUSES WAS TRAVELING ON I-80 YSETERDAY MORNING WHEN IT COLLIDED WITH A DUMP TRUCK. POLICE say THE DRIVER OF THAT BUS WAS TRYING TO MAKE AN ILLEGAL TURN and COLLIDED WITH A DUMP TRUCK. THE IMPACT WAS SO FORCEFUL, IT RIPPED THE BUS OFF ITS UNDERCARRIAGE. A fifth grader and a teacher were killed. AT LEAST 40 OTHER PEOPLE WERE INJURED.

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A man home safe this morning -- after this daring rescue from Canadian crews -- just north of Vancouver. Rescuers pulled the man onto a ledge after he was spotted dangling from a parachute on a cliff face. Authorities say the man was hanging on from about 23-hundred feet up the mountain. It's not clear what the man was doing before his parachute got stuck -- and he's expected to be OK.

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Vermont's Air Guard could be grounded if the F-35 fighter jet doesn't land here. The secretary of the U.S. Air Force testified YESTERDAY about next year's budget in front of a Senate Committee. Senator Patrick Leahy asked the secretary if another mission is possible for the Vermont Air Guard without the F-35.

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((245 Heather Wilson/U.S. Air Force Secretary"If the F-35s don't go to Vermont, the F-16s will eventually age out, and it's highly likely that Vermont will no longer have a flying mission for its Guard.)) Leahy asked the question in response to allegations being made by opponents of the F-35. The group says Leahy used his power to get the jet here. And that documents show misconduct by the Vermont Guard Channel 3 is investigating and will have a more in-depth report TONIGHT ON OUR EVENING BROADCAST .

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It's a day little girls dream about -- but not all of us get the fairytale ending of becoming a real life princess. The countdown is almost over for Prince Harry to marry American actress Meghan Markle. Channel 3's Connor Cyrus joins us in studio with how Vermonters are prepping here for the big day happening over seas.

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American actress -- Humanitarian -- feminist. And tomorrow Meghan Markle will be able to add Princess to her long list of titles. Residents here in Vermont tell me this soon-to-be-princess is an inspiration for women all over.

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(( Eliza : I'm going to wake up really early to watch it. )) A quick trip to downtown Burlington - is where you'll find royal wedding super fan Eliza Prescott. ((ELIZA: I get really excited about it,)) What is she MOST excited about...? ((1:23:13:15 Eliza : I think everything, I think the decorations. I think the (Windsor Chapel) the Chapel in WIndosr Castle I mean its an amazing castle and part of history. I guess I should be more excited about the people.)) Prescott tells me she has been following the royal couple ever since they met on a blind date almost 2 years ago. She helped put this display together - to inspire Vermonters and create exciteme nt. ((1:23:09:10 Eliza Prescott / Royal Wedding enthusiast: It just started out as a display just to kind of celebrate it so of bring attention to it. )) And she wasn't the only one i spoke to excited about this American actress becoming a royal princess -- inspiring millions of young girls just in the U-S. ((Holly: I'm excited! I think Meghan Markle seems like a great role model for young girls and I'm glad she'll be part of the royal family.)) ((Kirsten Deluca / BTV resident: 1:20:36:14 I'm not a huge celebrity gossip person but I do check in occasionally, I just think it seems really adorable and a really sweet match and I also think it's a big deal in British society))

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Alexandra and Melissa - what are the two of you most excited about? ((anchors react))

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((2SHOT)) ((GREEN WALL)) Radar/clouds: Skies clear north, some high, thin clouds central & south. Stalled frontal system with rain well to our south. Temps: Wide range, from low 30s NE to mainly 40s for most of the rest of the area. Current: Clear skies in Burlington. The Look Ahead: Lots of sunshine and seasonable temps today with high pressure overhead. Clear and a little chilly again tonight. On Saturday, there will be a little sunshine to start the day, north, but the frontal system that has been stalled to our south with rain will move back our way. Rain will move south to north and by afternoon there will be periods of rain, and possibly a thunderstorm or two late in the day. Showers will linger into the first half of Sunday before it starts to gradually clear out again late in the day.

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Today: Mostly sunny High: 67 Wind: N 5 to 15 mph Tonight: Clear skies Low: 42 Wind: Light Saturday: Some AM sun, north Then rain moving in S to N High: 60 Wind: SE 5 to 15 mph Extended: Sunday: AM showers Then gradual clearing Low: 54 High: 69 Monday: Mostly sunny Low: 49 High: 72 Tuesday: Partly sunny Chance for showers Low: 51 High: 74 Hyper-Extended: Wednesday: Mostly cloudy Showers, possible t-storms Low: 55 High: 67 Thursday: Partly sunny Low: 48 High: 68

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A NEW STUDY FOUND MORE AND MORE CHILDREN ARE GOING TO THE HOSPITAL FOR SUICIDAL THOUGHTS AND ATTEMPTS. From 2008 to 2015, THE NUMBER OF hospital VISITS DOUBLED. Experts say look for WARNING SIGNS. ((Dr. Gregory Plemmons/Vanderbilt University Medical Center: "Certainly major changes in sleep and appetite can be red flag. // we know that increasing screen time on electronic devices is a marker for depression as well so talking to teens about their use of media is important.")) Experts say there is an increased rate of anxiety and depression in young people and young adults -- and social media could play a role.

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A good conversation with your doctor this morning: A panel of health experts has rolled back previous recommendations when it comes to prostate cancer screenings. The new guidelines suggest men between the ages of 55 and 69 should have thorough talk about the pros and cons on prostate cancer screenings with the doctor. This is an update to previous guidelines issued in 2012 that advised against routine screenings. New research shows screenings for the prostate-specific antigen or PSA could actually prevent more cases of cancer than previously thought. Men in the U-S have a 13 percent chance of developing prostate cancer over their lifetime.

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Can't go over it -- can't go through it -- so Elon Musk says let's go under traffic. Musk unveiled details about his company's loop project in Los Angeles -- meant to get you from downtown LA to the LAX Airport in a matter of minutes. The concept calls for building a 2-point-7 mile tube underneath the city -- and is projected to cost riders just a buck.

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((:19-:28 WERE AIMING FOR AROUND OVER 300 MILES PER HOUR AND BREAK .. AND THAT IS IN A VACCUME TUNNEL)) The city council's public works committee waived environmental analysis for the proposed tunnel. That still needs full council approval. Two neighborhood groups have filed suit to block the environmental exemption.

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And staying with Musk inspired creations -- check out the new, limited edition I-Phone Ten Tesla. It includes a solar powered case that's shock resistant. The company has ordered just under a thousand of these -- which will cost you a pretty penny. 45-hundred dollars -- or slap on another 300 bucks if you want 256-gigs of storage. The first one of these -- went to Tesla CEO Elon Musk.

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Radar/clouds: Skies clear north, some high, thin clouds central & south. Stalled frontal system with rain well to our south. Temps: Wide range, from low 30s NE to mainly 40s for most of the rest of the area. Today: Mostly sunny.

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Some local fresh water lakers could be in danger this morning. People around Mirror Lake in the North Country -- started testing the water in 2015. They say they're seeing rising salt levels - likely from runoff of salted roads and parking lots near the lake in winter. Salt water sinks to the bottom, changing the flow of water and changing the whole ecosystem.

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It's hard to believe it was 14 days ago that a quick moving storm left a lot of damage in spots across Vermont. Channel 3's Cat Viglienzoni joined FEMA crews to learn if we will see federal dollars for clean up.

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((SOT JP Farineau, Lives Along Bike Path 001850 I love it. Being out there is like being in another world 54)) But right now that other world -- looks like a rough ride. The May 4th storms -- packed a punch. JP Farineau lives along the bike path -- and says he couldn't believe the washouts on the Causeway until he saw it with his own eyes. ((SOT JP Farineau, Lives Along Bike Path 001921 I was shocked that a storm that seemed so short could produce that much damage 26)) And he's concerned that with the kickoff to the summer tourism season just around the corner -- one of the area's big attractions -- will be out of commission for the season. NATS? It's a concern shared by the town of Colchester -- which owns the majority of the Causeway. ((SOT Glen Cuttitta, Colchester Parks & Recreation Director 002613 this has become a destination for people. 15 So yes it's an important resource for our community and the residents enjoy it, but I think when you look at is as an economic driver for our region, this Causeway is a part of that 28)) He told us -- he's not sure when it will be back open -- or when repairs will even start. Riders have to turn around at the bridge. Beyond that -- it's gets dicey. Large washouts -- bringing the path to just a single lane in some spots. NATS water!! ((CAT VIGLIENZONI STANDUP 003931 I wanted to give you a sense of how deep these washouts really are. As you can see, I'm standing pretty well within one of them. The question now remains for the town of Colchester: how do you fill these ruts -- and then how much does that cost? Right now -- they estimate it's going to be about half a million dollars. And that's why they want FEMA to step in 49)) ((SOT Denis Martin, FEMA 002202 We were told there was a lot of erosion. And there was substantial erosion. As you walk further up on this, the erosion seems to get worse 09)) That was about all FEMA could say when we asked what their take was about the damage here. But the state says -- it's confident Vermont will qualify for federal funding. ((SOT Mark Bosma, Vt. Emergency Management001121 Our numbers suggest that Chittenden County should be well over the threshold for the county. And a big part of that is the Causeway and the damage to the Causeway 30)) Farineau says he hopes FEMA will step in to cover 75 percent of the repair cost. It'll save taxpayers like him -- from footing the bill. But this is the second time in seven years the path has needed major repairs -- because of Mother Nature. And he's hoping this time -- they can find a more durable fix. ((SOT Farineau 001818 I'm concerned that at a bill of about $600,000 this could just happen over and over and over 24)) If there is no emergency declaration -- it'll be up to the town to cover costs on its own -- or get help from the transportation agency. In Colchester, Cat Viglienzoni, Channel 3 News.

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INMATE REPORT: Why authorities are questioning the age demographic for increased prisoner numbers and costs in New York. Waiting for the worst -- masks are being handed out to residents of Hawaii after a volcanic eruption. Now geologists say another one is coming. And heading to class later -- exploring a concept on the table for Vermont school start times.

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Today: Mostly sunny.

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Good morning - it's 5:30. A new report shows overall inmate numbers are on the decline in New York. But the cost seems to be going up. That's because an analysis found -- the number of inmates over age 50 increased by 46 percent in the last decade. Authorities say that age group has much more expensive healthcare needs. The report questions why older inmates are staying locked up -- noting that population is less likely to re-offend compared to younger prisoners. The analysis also showed -- an overall 17 percent decline in the number of people behind bars.

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Family members are still waiting to hear if their loved one is alive this morning. We told you earlier this week, police found a badly burned body in the wreckage of a house fire in St. Johnsbury. But officers say they're not sure if it's the homeowner - Timothy Persons. They don't know where he is -- and they didn't know where his car was until now. We're told someone parked the van on Pearl Street overnight. But police say they don't know who moved it there. It's also unclear what started the fire. Investigators say they are waiting on DNA tests. Neighbors did not want to go on camera, but told us they woke up to loud bangs and flames as high as the trees Tuesday night when the fire broke out. Family members were there YESTERDAY going through what's left of the house.

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We've seen the lava, ash and destruction left behind. But as Laura Podesta reports -- it's the gas in the air this morning -- that's now concerning residents and officials in Hawaii the most.

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PEOPLE ON HAWAII'S BIG ISLAND ARE BRACING FOR ANOTHER ERUPTION -- LIKE THIS ONE YESTERDAY -- FROM THE SUMMIT OF THE KILAUEA VOLCANO. (SOT Dr. Jim Kauahikaua // Geophysicist, U.S. Geological Survey THU0412) "@:38 It wouldn't surprise us to get another explosion :45" THE GIGANTIC ASH PLUME ROSE 30-THOUSAND FEET IN THE AIR, THE BIGGEST SO FAR. SCIENTISTS SAID IT WAS SHORT LIVED AND DIDN'T HAVE MUCH OF A HAZARDOUS EFFECT. BUT THE NEXT ONE COULD. THE FEAR IS SULFUR DIOXIDE IN THE AIR... WHICH CAN CAUSE BREATHING PROBLEMS. (SOT THU0025 MAJ. JEFF HICKMAN | HAWAII NATIONAL GUARD) "@:30 We can't force them - we can't force anybody - but we are highly recommending to please evacuate." STORES ON THE ISLAND ARE RUNNING OUT OF MASKS LIKE THESE - (@1:14 thu0025) WHICH OFFER 8 HOURS OF PROTECTION. (NAT OF HELICOPTER ROTOR) FROM A HELICOPTER THE DESTRUCTION OF SULFUR DIOXIDE GAS CAN BE SEEN NEXT TO THESE FISSURES IN THE EARTH. NOTICE THE BROWN VEGETATION -- A SIGN THAT IT'S KILLING THE PLANTS. IF ANOTHER OF THESE EXPLOSIONS HAPPENS IN THE NEXT FEW HOURS -- OR DAYS AHEAD -- HAWAII'S GOVERNOR DAVID IGE IS INSTRUCTING PEOPLE TO KEEP A CLOSE EYE ON CELL PHONE ALERTS. (SOT Gov David Ige Governor of Hawaii THU0425) "Listen to civil defense. They are broadcasting what should be done in this kind of ash driven event." THE GOVERNOR ALSO STRESSED THAT WHILE VISITORS AND RESIDENTS SHOULD CLEAR THE AREA CLOSE TO THE VOLCANO ... THE REST OF THE ISLAND IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS. LAURA PODESTA CBS NEWS NEW YORK.

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MTV has temporarily suspended shooting of ``Catfish: The TV Show'' while it investigates sexual misconduct accusations made by a woman who appeared on it three years ago. Ayissha Morgan alleges in YouTube videos she was solicited for sex by a ``main person'' on the show who she identified by a made-up name, ``Jack.'' She also said she woke up after drinking with a female producer with the woman ``on top of me.'' At one point, Morgan said she joked with Jack about hiring her as his co-host. The show's host and executive producer is Nev Schulman, who denied the allegations in a statement yesterday. MTV says in a statement it takes quote ``these allegations very seriously'' and will conduct a thorough investigation while the show is on hiatus.

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New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand IS CALLING for action on sexual harassment legislation. The Democrat demanded that leadership advance a bill to overhaul how harassment complaints are handled on capitol hill. The bill would hold lawmakers personally liable for paying settlements in legal cases. Currently they're allowed to use taxpayer money to pay off plaintiffs. Gillibrand says the time for action is long overdue.

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((We've all witnessed harassment and discrimination we all see what it actually does to society. Whether it's happening in factories or in restaurants or in Hollywood or in the halls of congress or right here in this building but the difference is while practically every other industry in the country seems to be taking this issue far more seriously and at least trying to make an effort to change their workplaces Congress is dragging its feet.)) An aide to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Gillibrand will be allowed to use rare procedural steps to skip the committee process and bring the bill to the Senate floor. However that aide said it will not be brought to a floor vote.

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Workers on strike since last week now have a tentative agreement with the New Hampshire Electric Cooperative. The union of 85 employees went on strike Monday, May 7th. Their contract expired the week before -- and they couldn't agree with the utility's provision to change retirement plans. The utility says federal mediators helped make a new contract that contains increases in pay and pensions. It is not official until both sides fully approve it, which will likely happen next week.

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((2SHOT)) ((GREEN WALL)) Radar/clouds: Skies clear north, some high, thin clouds central & south. Stalled frontal system with rain well to our south. Temps: Wide range, from low 30s NE to mainly 40s for most of the rest of the area. Current: Clear skies in Burlington. The Look Ahead: Lots of sunshine and seasonable temps today with high pressure overhead. Clear and a little chilly again tonight. On Saturday, there will be a little sunshine to start the day, north, but the frontal system that has been stalled to our south with rain will move back our way. Rain will move south to north and by afternoon there will be periods of rain, and possibly a thunderstorm or two late in the day. Showers will linger into the first half of Sunday before it starts to gradually clear out again late in the day.

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Today: Mostly sunny High: 67 Wind: N 5 to 15 mph Tonight: Clear skies Low: 42 Wind: Light Saturday: Some AM sun, north Then rain moving in S to N High: 60 Wind: SE 5 to 15 mph Extended: Sunday: AM showers Then gradual clearing Low: 54 High: 69 Monday: Mostly sunny Low: 49 High: 72 Tuesday: Partly sunny Chance for showers Low: 51 High: 74 Hyper-Extended: Wednesday: Mostly cloudy Showers, possible t-storms Low: 55 High: 67 Thursday: Partly sunny Low: 48 High: 68

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They make the ultimate sacrifice. That's why Senator Bernie Sanders will be at Norwich University this weekend. Senator Sanders is joining representatives from the V-A and the American Legion for a panel discussion on veterans issues. The Senator wants to highlight national, statewide and local resources available to veterans. The town hall starts tomorrow morning at 10 at the Armory at Norwich University.

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Channel 3's Joe Carroll found a super senior who's been dedicated to farming through and through -- even after he had a health scarecould have ended it all.

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When Yvan Plouffe was farming in Charlotte he could see Camel's Hump to the East and Whiteface to the West, call it a million dollar view - not so much in the bank. (00:08:37:00) (( Yvan Plouffe/Super Senior: hey pooch. )) Milk prices soured in the eighties, so Yvan sold the herd and later much of his land. Now down to 10 acres - but he's still getting his hands dirty. (00:05:37:00) (( Yvan: I put them there two and a half weeks ago. )) His nursery is filled with tomato plants ready for planting. (00:07:30:00) (( Yvan: The water comes down from the roof and it's always nice warm water to water everything, my garden. )) It looks like your average greenhouse - except for one thing. (00:06:11:00) (( Yvan: I don't sell anything. Joe: Why not? Yvan: I'd rather give it away, it's more fun. )) That's right, no cash. A thank you will do. (00:09:06:00) (( Nat sot of Yvan opening the door )) (00:09:14:00) (( Yvan: Greenhouse full of roses. )) No roses yet - but in late June the greenhouse will be bursting with flowers. (00:12:30:00) (( Yvan: On good years I've done 10 thousand. Joe: 10 thousand?! Yvan: Oh yeah. )) Not a thorny issue pricing the flowers either, because it's zero, zip, nada. He tried selling them once at a farmer's market. (00:14:45:00) (( Yvan: So anyway a woman came around, she said my son is getting married tomorrow on Sunday, she said, can I have some roses. I said lady, you can have everything. )) His farmer's market foray lasted just a half a day. Not a total loss though, he realized giving away the flowers suited him better. (00:11:17:00) (( Yvan: but my roses, I love it. )) (00:15:39:00) (( Yvan: Ok. )) It's the same with his peaches and plums. (00:16:40:00) (( Yvan: They produce like crazy.. )) And his hardwood. (00:22:46:00) (( Joe: Again free? Yvan: Oh course! )) Yvan says it was his upbringing in Quebec that showed him how to treat people. ((Yvan: A family picture)) He says his parents took in the homeless and fed them too. (00:34:58:00) (( Joe: Giving away roses, giving away plums, furniture, wood. Yvan: Yup. Hey, I not, I'm not going to take it with me! )) At 80, the life long bachelor understands his own mortality. It became very clear recently. (00:45:30:00) (( Yvan: It was not fun. No fun. No. No . )) His doctor thought he had a bout of depression and prescribed pills. It made him numb and out of it. (00:45:49:00) (( Yvan: If you take 8 pills a day you know, you don't accomplish much.)) Ten months later he was diagnosed with Lyme disease - not depression. After treatment - he says he's feeling much better. (00:52:39:00) (( Joe: How far did you get with you education? Yvan: oh boy.)) (00:53:26:00) (( Yvan: I'm dyslexic, you know if you are dyslexic, in those days nobody knew what it was, your an idiot. I was the idiot of the class obviously. )) For a guy who that didn't make it pas the 5th grade, there's a lot of wisdom and generosity. That's looking well - pretty smart. (00:56:09:00) (( Yvan: I try to make life worth something anyway. )) In Charlotte, Joe Carroll, Channel 3 News.

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Almanac: Average temps and dry yesterday in Burlington. Last frost: Still can get frost this time of year, especially Adirondacks and NEK.

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On top of tuition and a place to stay -- textbooks are expensive. For the second year in a row, New York state is helping college students pay for books. Governor Andrew Cuomo just announced funding for the Open Education Resources initiative WHICH includes eight million dollars for the State University of New York and the City University of New York. The state program offers free high-quality books and other materials for downloading, editing and sharing. State leaders say the program's second year will place textbooks in more than 8 thousand course sections with enrollments totaling nearly 1 hundred and 75 thousand students.

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Later start times -- it's an idea being floated around one Vermont school district. But is it best for faculty, parents and most importantly students. Channel 3's Taylor Young went to Washington County to find out.

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((nats birds)) At 5:45 - as fog is rising over East Montpelier - ((nats making breakfast)) 12-year-old Oliver Hansen starts his day. ((00:09:48:00)) ((Oliver Hansen/Eighth Grade: "Make my lunch make my breakfast…")) But some mornings - the eighth grader says, it can be difficult to wake up. ((00:22:21:00)) ((Amy Lepage/Parent: "there is definitely days where it's like, okay, I don't hear anything.")) On school nights - Amy Lepage says her son is in bed with no distractions by 9:30 - but that's not always when he falls asleep. ((00:23:50:00)) ((Amy Lepage/Parent: "It is hard for him to settle in.")) And doctors say that's normal. ((00:13:07:00)) ((Dr. Jill Rinehart/Physician: "Even if they want to be asleep by nine or ten… it is very difficult for them to do so.")) Dr. Jill Rinehart -- says middle school students like Hansen need at least ten hours of sleep a night -- And when their biological clock keeps them up late -- early mornings can have detrimental impacts on their health and ability to learn. ((00:12:41:00)) ((Oliver Hansen/Eighth Grade: "a lot of people are just half awake, sitting in the chairs.")) Teachers are noticing... and now, the Washington Central supervisory union is considering moving its 8 o'clock school start-time later. ((00:07:29:00)) ((Karen Bradley/School Start Time Subcommittee: "Why do we have to cram kids into this mold? - and they don't react well to that.")) Karen Bradley serves on the School Start Time Subcommittee. Since September, the group has compiled studies about student sleep habits -- showing that first bell might be too early. ((00:23:55:00)) ((Amy Lepage/Parent: "For him to have a little extra time in the morning would be great.")) But not everyone is on board with a potential change. ((00:01:00:00)) ((Molly Brown/U-32 Student: "It would be very hard.")) Molly Brown is a sophomore at U-32. When she's not on the lacrosse field, she's spending her evenings making money to pay off her car. ((00:02:09:00)) ((Molly Brown/U-32 Student: "I get on the bus, and it drops me off at the round-a-bout by Montpelier. And I just walk to work.")) She says if the school day gets pushed back, she would have fewer hours to work and be forced to stay up later to do homework. ((00:01:00:00)) ((Molly Brown/U-32 Student: "A lot of kids are really just thinking, 'I get to stay up later,' they aren't really thinking about anything else.")) Some say a change in school time could also cause problems for working parents. ((Kristin Wells/Parent: "There is just some parents, and I get that, that aren't flexible. And there are days where I'm not flexible.")) ((nats back at Amy's house)) But Hansen and his mother still support a change. ((00:27:51:00)) ((Amy Lepage/Parent: "What they are trying to do is really worth it and to not, not move to a change just because it could be hard.")) ((nats Oliver heading to school)) TAYLOR YOUNG CHANNEL 3 NEWS

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Today: Mostly sunny.

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18 thousand masks -- handed out to residents in Hawaii. This comes after the Kilauea volcano sent ash tens of thousands of feet in the air. Why geologists say it's not over yet.

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And a lot of people have been fighting it -- but what would it mean for the Vermont Air Guard. Why there could be big problems if the F-35's don't land here.

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The medical examiner's office is providing more details about a homicide investigation out of Orleans. You're watching channel 3 I'm Alexandra Montgomery. Vermont state police are calling the deadly shooting a homicide. Autopsy results show Thea Swartz died from a single shot to the chest. Police got a warrant Wednesday to arrest her husband -- Randall Swartz -- who they think shot her. Captain Trudeau says Randall was hurt in the incident with an apparent gun shot wound to the torso -- and is expected to survive. According to the Department of Corrections Offender Locator, he is not in jail this morning.

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A part-time officer charged with hiring a prostitute told a judge he's not guilty. Shelburne Police say 57-year old Lynn Doney was found at Harbor Place -- after officers were investigating prostitution. Court paperwork says Doney told police he and the alleged prostitute have been involved in a physical relationship for at least four years. Police say he paid for sex several times -- but Doney argued the money was to help pay rent at Harbor Place. Doney is also facing obstruction of justice charges after the alleged prostitute had an active warrant for DUI -- and police say Doney didn't arrest him, despite knowing about it.

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A new report shows overall inmate numbers are on the decline in New York -- But the cost seems to be going up. That's because an analysis found -- the number of inmates over age 50 increased by 46 percent in the last decade. Authorities say that age group has much more expensive healthcare needs. The report questions why older inmates are staying locked up -- noting that population is less likely to re-offend compared to younger prisoners. The analysis also showed -- an overall 17 percent decline in the number of people behind bars.

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Lots of sunshine and seasonable temps today with high pressure overhead. Clear and a little chilly again tonight. On Saturday, there will be a little sunshine to start the day, north, but the frontal system that has been stalled to our south with rain will move back our way. Rain will move south to north and by afternoon there will be periods of rain, and possibly a thunderstorm or two late in the day. Showers will linger into the first half of Sunday before it starts to gradually clear out again late in the day. Back to sunshine and warm temps on Monday as more high pressure builds in. Tuesday will be partly sunny, but a shower can't be ruled out. There is a better bet for some rain showers on Wednesday as another frontal system moves through. We'll clear out again heading into Thursday.

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New Yorkers are being asked to take a second look at what they're really putting on their lawns. Coming up Monday on the Channel 3 Morning News, how a chemical in lawn fertilizer could be hurting waterways in the Empire State. The morning news starts at 5.


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