Fri 13-OCT-2017 Early A.M. News Script

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Today: Mostly sunny, breezy, warmer.

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A woman is fighting for her life this morning -- after police say her son-in-law attacked her. Thanks for joining us, I'm Melissa Sheketoff. And I'm Alexandra Montgomery. Police say he also attacked and killed his wife -- and is behind bars this morning for her murder and attempted murder. Burlington Police say 34-year-old Aita Gurung hit 32-year-old Yogeswari Khadka with a meat cleaver at their Hyde Street house yesterday. Police tell us Gurung also went after his mother-in-law, who is being treated for severe head injuries. I talked with a hospital representative this morning who says she is in critical condition. Officers say neighbors tried to intervene after the attack spilled out onto the street--- including a man with a gun --- but they feared for their own safety.

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((SOT Sally Martin, Neighbor 9146 10.24.00: "I have never seen anything like that in my life. It's a sin. It's really bad. They were nice people. I don't know why anyone would want to but anybody 10.35.15)) ((SOT Sam Rollo, Working in area time of attack 9140 6.37.28-42 "I was working and I heard a blood curdling scream that you just can't make up.")) Khada and Gurung's 8-year-old DAUGHER was at school when the attack happened -- POLICE SAY SHE IS WITH A GRANDPARENT THIS MORNING Police say he was just seeking help from mental health professionals. They SAY GURUNG'S FATHER-IN-LAW TOLD THEM GURUNG VOLUNTARILY ADMITTED HIMSELF FOR A MENTAL HEALTH EVALUATION LAST SATURDAY, and left upon his own request yesterday --- the day of the killing. He is currently being held without bail. We will be talking with police this afternoon and will have an update on Channel 3.

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Happening today: The Vermont National Guard is coming home! They have been in the Virgin Islands helping with recovery efforts from the hurricanes. The 21-soldiers and airmen are medical professionals -- including nurses, medics and doctors. Another 24-soldiers will remain in the Virgin Islands -- using BlackHawk helicopters to run Medevac missions.

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Now to some developing news over night on the latest healthcare bill President Trump took another step to rollback Obamacare last night -- on top of the changes he announced in an executive order earlier in the day. Brook Silva-Braga explains how the new rules could impact the insurance market and the deficit.

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IN A LATE-NIGHT ANNOUNCEMENT, THE WHITE HOUSE SAID THEY WOULD HALT HEALTH INSURANCE SUBSIDIES FOR LOW AND MODERATE INCOME PEOPLE WHO BUY COVERAGE ON THE OBAMACARE EXCHANGES. THE PAYMENTS--WHICH LOWER CO-PAYS AND OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS--ARE ACTUALLY MADE TO INSURANCE COMPANIES AND THE WHITE HOUSE ARGUED, AS OTHER REPUBLICANS HAVE FOR YEARS, CONGRESS HADN'T APPROVED THEM, WRITING (GFX) " THE GOVERNMENT CANNOT LAWFULLY MAKE THE COST SHARING REDUCTION PAYMENTS".. ABOUT 6 MILLION AMERICANS QUALIFY FOR THE HELP IT COST THE GOVERNMENT $7 BILLION THIS YEAR, BUT THAT NUMBER WAS EXPECTED TO RISE. THE CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE PREVIOUSLY ESTIMATED THE MOVE WOULD LEAVE A MILLION MORE AMERICANS UNINSURED. (NAT/SOT THU0180 :01) "This will be great health care. EARLIER IN THE DAY, THE PRESIDENT SIGNED AN EXECUTIVE ORDER FREEING UP INSURANCE ASSOCIATIONS TO SELL SCALED DOWN HEALTH INSURANCE (SOT Trump THU0166 1:17) "Premiums have gone skyrocketing" THE NEW RULES WILL ALSO ALLOW POLICIES TO BE SOLD ACROSS STATE LINES--A FIRST STEP, THE PRESIDENT SAID, TO SOLVING PROBLEMS WITH OBAMACARE (SOT Trump THU0166 1:36) "Think about that, all of the counties, one half, will have only one insurer." TAKEN TOGETHER, ANALYSTS SAY THE CHANGES WILL GIVE YOUNGER, HEALTHIER PEOPLE A CHEAPER INSURANCE CHOICE AT THE EXPENSE OF HIGHER COSTS FOR MANY OTHERS IN A JOINT STATEMENT DEMOCRATIC LEADERS RESPONDED TO THE SUBSIDY CHANGE, WRITING: "IT IS A SPITEFUL ACT OF VAST, POINTLESS SABOTAGE LEVELED AT WORKING FAMILIES AND THE MIDDLE CLASS IN EVERY CORNER OF AMERICA." BROOK SILVA-BRAGA, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK

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House lawmakers in Washington have signed off on a NEARLY 37 billion dollar disaster aid package for hurricane-hit states -- and Puerto Rico. President Trump is touting his administration's work to get the island back up and running after Hurricane Maria. But - in a series of tweets this morning -- he is also warning the U-S territory -- that help from Washington will be limited. He said - "We cannot keep FEMA, the Military & the First Responders, who have been amazing (under the most difficult circumstances) in P.R. Forever!"

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Imagine going days, weeks and even months -- before knowing if your family and friends are alive? That's a reality still on the island of Dominica. A Vermont man is heading there this weekend to hopefully make a change -- before another storm hits the Caribbean again. itís a story thatís new this morning

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((Michelle Guenard/Craftsbury: 00:56:51 there were times that I would be sitting here and I just wanted to cry. 55)) A feeling many of us felt when Hurricane Maria tumbled through the Caribbean. But feeling helpless did not stop this Vermont couple from doing something monumental. ((Brian: 00:45:24 you are on pins and needles. You don't realize until you hear their voice coming over the radio that you've been holding your breath the entire time to learn their fate. 35)) Brian Machesney and his wife Michelle Guenard visit the island of Dominica every year since 2009 -- and have many friends there. Machesney has a background in ham radio -- and was most recently at the island 11 months ago, teaching college students how it works. And luckily for the few on the island -- he was able to talk to them after the storm hit. ((Brian: 00:44:14 that was pretty much it, only some of the major population centers. The smaller villages were entirely cut off for the lack of a ham radio or operator. 27)) ((Michelle: 00:57:27 they provided that link that everybody needed to hold on to that hope that everybody was alive. It's all anybody had. 39)) Simultaneously -- Guenard had a facebook page set up just hours before the storm rolled in. Once communication was somewhat established -- she began sharing live feeds from ham radio communications on the island. ((Michelle: 00:52:15 There were so many people waiting to hear from family. We went from nobody to 100,000 people listening in. 26)) The Craftsbury couple realized -- if they had this much anxiety waiting to hear from friends -- imagine how the people on the island felt. It triggered an idea -- and a go fund me page to provide more reliability. ((Michelle: 01:03:33 the next thing you know we have 30,000 dollars worth of equipment and we can build a better network than anything else in the Carribean right now. 40)) ((Brian: 00:36:32 a set of radio equipment that will give them a local, regional and worldwide network that will keep them from ever being disconnected from the world again. 40)) And they hope this technology will spread to other islands left in the dark. ((Michelle: 01:03:41 And other islands will be able to do the same thing. That's what we're doing here. 47))

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Machesney expects to be in Dominica for at least a month setting up the radios and doing more training for volunteers. In the meantime -- his wife says she is staying on that Facebook page to answer any inquiries and post live feeds for people on the island still wondering if their families are OK.

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((2SHOT)) ((GREEN WALL)) Radar/clouds: Skies clear here. Cold front in upper midwest will be heading our way and stalling out just to our north over the weekend. Temps: Chilly AM with mainly low/mid30s, some 20s in colder pockets, a few low 40s in some of the warmer areas. Current: Clear skies. Forecast clouds/precip: Lots of sunshine again today, and getting a little warmer as winds pick up out of the south ahead of the approaching front from the midwest. Clouds will increase overnight as the front gets closer. There will be lots of clouds on Saturday, but also a few, sunny breaks, and it will be warmer yet. There is a chance for a few, scattered showers, mainly north, but most spots will stay dry. The same goes for Sunday, but it will be even warmer and breezy. Showers more likely late in the day into the overnight hours as the cold front comes through. That will bring our temperatures back down again for next week.

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Today: Mostly sunny Breezy, warmer Highs: 60 to 67 Wind: S 10 to 20 mph Tonight: Variable clouds Breezy Lows: 45 to 55 Wind: S 10 to 15 mph Saturday: Mostly cloudy Chance for a few, scattered showers Highs: 65 to 72 Wind: SW 5 to 15 mph Extended: Sunday: Mostly cloudy Breezy Showers, mainly late Lows: 55 to 62 Highs: 70s Monday: Chance for a few AM showers Then clearing Turning blustery, colder Lows: 40s Highs: 48 to 58 Tuesday: Partly sunny Chance for showers late Lows: 25 to 35 Highs: 48 to 58 Hyper-Extended: Wednesday: Partly cloudy Lows: 32 to 42 Highs: 50s Thursday: Mostly sunny Lows: 32 to 42 Highs: 55 to 65

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((DENISE what WE HAVE DISCOVERED I THINK IS REALLY GROUND BREAKING - WE HAVE IDENTIFIED THE GENE THAT PREDISPOSES TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF PEANUT ALLERGY AND TO FOOD ALLERGY IN GENERAL )) That is a researcher from St Pauls Hospital in Vancouver. They discovered a gene called Emsy -- and they believe it causes allergic reactions. It's not clear how it works -- doctors are hoping one day it will lead to early detection for people who have it BEFORE a serious allergic reaction happens.

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This is HUGE for parents with young kids -- because they are the ones who would benefit the most. Researchers say early introduction to peanuts is key to train the immune system NOT to react to a peanut allergy. That process is called oral immuno therapy. Researchers continue to search the results of that therapy in connection with the genetic cause.

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((typewriter keys typing -- DING)) Remember that sound ? Typewriters almost seem like a foreign concept in such a digital age. But they could be coming back to life! A Typewriter manuFacturer in New Jersey says their sales are booming! Swintec says right now they are dealing with 3-thousand backorders. Sales managers there say theres a number of reasons including -- Privacy, you cant hack a typewriter. Prisoners -- since they don't haVe any internet access. -- and sometimes... people just need a break from the digital world.

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((Ed Michael, Swintec, Sales Manager You don't turn it on and spend 45 minutes going through your emails or looking at Facebook )) ((sot Paul wannabe writers // find with their typewriters you get fewer distractions and they like the idea of having the letters hit the page.)) Coming up on CBS Sunday Morning -- Tom Hanks will talk about his new documentary where he pays homage to typewriters.

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Did a Vermont teacher have a romantic relationship with a student? Tyler Dumont went looking for answers.

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A shakeup inside Fair Haven Union High School -- where a teacher has been taken off the job following allegations of misconduct. ((TILE 5930 06:54:15--06:59:02 Atty. Pietro Lynn/Representing School District: "The expectation is that there will be a professional distance.")) The teacher has not been publicly identified, but sources tell Channel 3 News that a male teacher had an ongoing relationship with a female student. ((TILE 5944 38:45:23--38:47:27 Adam Parker/Sophomore: "It's kind of a surprise to everyone.")) The district put the employee on paid administrative leave last Friday, the same day they say they learned of the allegations. ((TILE 5930 00:32:11--00:40:17 Lynn: "During the pendency of the school's investigation into those allegations, the teacher will remain away from the school.")) Attorney Pietro Lynn represents the school district and supervisiory union. ((TILE 5936 13:35:09--13:37:23 Dumont: "What is the school doing to address this?")) ((TILE 5930 01:44:00--01:55:26 Lynn: "If there is a finding of misconduct directed at students, you can expect and the community can expect that the adminisitration will take very serious disciplinary action against the employee.")) Lynn says that discipline could include termination. ((TILE 5930 01:57:10--02:04:20 Dumont: "Were the misconduct allegations sexual in nature? Lynn: "Unfortunately, Tyler, that's something that I cannot yet disclose.")) On Thursday, the school says a letter was sent to parents about the allegations. ((TILE 42:00:25--42:06:06 Anonymous parent: "It's a little worrying. I have a student here.")) The district's superintendent declined our request for an interview. Vermont State Police confirm they've been assigned to take over investigations of a case connected to the high school from the local police department. Tyler Dumont -- channel 3 news -- Fair Haven

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Downed powerlines may be to blame for the beginning of one of the most destructive wildfires in California. That's the latest from investigators out west this morning. They say the downed lines could have sparked the multiple fires already responsible for 31 people killed and dozens more injured. Search and rescue crews are still going house to house looking for people.

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Now to an update on the Las Vegas Massacre THE OFFICIAL POLICE TIMELINE OF THE LAS VEGAS MASSACRE IS TROUBLING THE OWNERS OF THE MANDALAY BAY HOTEL THIS MORNING. M-G-M RESORTS INTERNATIONAL SAYS SHOTS WERE FIRED AT THE MUSIC FESTIVAL LOT "AT THE SAME TIME AS *OR WITHIN 40 SECONDS AFTER" THE TIME A SECURITY GUARD RADIOED FOR HELP. THE LATEST POLICE TIMELINE SHOWS THERE WAS A SIX MINUTE GAP BETWEEN THE FIRST SHOTS AND THAT RADIO CALL.

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Temps: Chilly AM with mainly low/mid30s, some 20s in colder pockets, a few low 40s in some of the warmer areas. Fog: Mainly in the CT River Valley. Radar/clouds: Skies clear here. Cold front in upper midwest will be heading our way and stalling out just to our north over the weekend. Today: Mostly sunny, breezy, warmer.

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Killed by her own husband -- the nightmare police say unfolded at a Burlington home, straight ahead. Unraveling Obamcare -- after Congress failed to do it, President Trump took healthcare into his own hands. What he decided while you were asleep. Plus one Catholic school has been a success for an entire century! We introduce you to the super senior who was a big part of that

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We hope to learn more from police this afternoon -- after they say a man attacked his loved ones with a meat cleaver. His wife is dead and his mother-in-law is fighting for her life this morning. Channel 3's Priscilla Liguori tell us what happened in Burlington.

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((Priscilla Liguori, Standup "Police say the man started attacking his wife with a meat cleaver in kitchen of this Hyde Street home before moving out to the street.")) A mother's life stolen by domestic violence. ((SOT Sam Rollo, Working in area time of attack 9140 6.37.28-42 I was working and I heard a blood curdling scream that you just can't make up.")) Investigators say 32-year-old Yogeswari Khadka is dead - after her husband struck her in the hands, arms, and skull with a meat cleaver. Burlington Police arrested 34-year-old Aita Gurung. The refugee family from Nepal was living in this Hyde Street home in the Old North End. Police tell us it's where Gurung also went after his mother-in-law Thulsa Rimal-who is being treated at UVM Medical Center. Khada and Gurung's 8-year-old was at school when the attack happened. ((SOT Sally Martin, Neighbor 9146 10.24.00 I have never seen anything like that in my life. It's a sin. It's really bad. They were nice people. I don't know why anyone would want to but anybody 10.35.15)) Police say Gurung was just seeking help from mental health professionals- he walked out of UVM Medical Center the day of the killing. Investigators believe he voluntarily checked himself into the hospital for an evaluation Saturday, and left upon his own request. ((Kelly Dougherty, Steps to End Domestic Violence 4891 :30-:37 "It's heartbreaking, first of all. Immediately I think about the family and what must have been going on in this household.")) Kelly Dougherty is the executive director of Steps to End Domestic Violence. She says one in three women, and one in seven men will experience domestic violence in their lifetime. She tells us sometimes cultural barriers can keep people from reaching out for help, but that her organization does provide interpreter services. ((Kelly Dougherty, Steps to End Domestic Violence 4891 5:58-:06 "This is a huge problem in our community, and unfortunately I think people only think about it when these tragic events occur.")) ((Priscilla Liguori, Standup "Gurung is behind bars at Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility on charges of second degree murder and attempted murder. You can find resources for domestic violence on our website wcax dot com. Priscilla Liguori, Channel 3 News, Burlington."))

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Happening today: Keep B-T Local will TALK ABOUT their recent bid for Burlington Telecom -- AND ADDRESS CONCERNS. That includes finances -- regulatory approval -- management team -- and the threat of a lawsuit by CityBank. That will be A PUBLIC MEETING today at 10:45 ON the City Hall steps.

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An update to the healthcare bill: While you were asleep, the While House said IT would halt health insurance subsidies. This will affect those with low and moderate income who buy coverage on the Obamacare exchanges. The payments are made to insurance companies and the White House argues Congress had not approved them. Before the change, SIX million AMERICANS qualified for help -- costing the government 7-billion dollars THE CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE PREVIOUSLY ESTIMATED THE MOVE WOULD LEAVE A MILLION MORE AMERICANS UNINSURED. IN A JOINT STATEMENT DEMOCRATIC LEADERS RESPONDED TO THE SUBSIDY CHANGE, WRITING: QUOTE "IT IS A SPITEFUL ACT OF VAST, POINTLESS SABOTAGE LEVELED AT WORKING FAMILIES AND THE MIDDLE CLASS IN EVERY CORNER OF AMERICA."

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Tens of thousands of visits are made by Vermont Visiting Nurse Associations every year. The goal? -- Keeping people in their homes. Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice is hosting its largest fundraiser tonight. The President and C-E-O says the team doesn't just focus on people dying -- They also work with babies, as well as patients who just had surgery and need long-term care -- just to name a few. We're told the group helps nearly 800 people every day. They're looking for people to donate 40 thousand dollars during a fashion show, live and silent auction.

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((14:15 we've always felt central vermont home health hospice was really a part of the fabric of the community, and this is really an opportunity for those individuals that are in our community to model fashions from local businesses that are - provide goods and services and really support them holistically 14:37)) Melissa and I are so excited to be emceeing tonight's event! It starts tonight at 6 at the Capitol Plaza in Montpelier.

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New York school officials are hoping to make changes to their districts by helping one another. At the 98th annual Convention and Educational Expo in Lake Placid -- school board members got to discuss hot button topics. A few include opioid abuse, testing, student civil rights and teacher shortages. More than 2-thousand people showed up -- we spoke to folks from the Crown Point school board.

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((Anita Johnson/Board Member Crown Point: 01:00 For rural schools in this area its important to gather as much information as you can so that you can effectively make decisions about school budgets, about hiring, making sure the right programs are in your school district for kids who might have limited opportunities because of our rural area. The conference runs until Saturday.

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((2SHOT)) ((GREEN WALL)) Radar/clouds: Skies clear here. Cold front in upper midwest will be heading our way and stalling out just to our north over the weekend. Temps: Chilly AM with mainly low/mid30s, some 20s in colder pockets, a few low 40s in some of the warmer areas. Current: Clear skies. Forecast clouds/precip: Lots of sunshine again today, and getting a little warmer as winds pick up out of the south ahead of the approaching front from the midwest. Clouds will increase overnight as the front gets closer. There will be lots of clouds on Saturday, but also a few, sunny breaks, and it will be warmer yet. There is a chance for a few, scattered showers, mainly north, but most spots will stay dry. The same goes for Sunday, but it will be even warmer and breezy. Showers more likely late in the day into the overnight hours as the cold front comes through. That will bring our temperatures back down again for next week.

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Today: Mostly sunny Breezy, warmer Highs: 60 to 67 Wind: S 10 to 20 mph Tonight: Variable clouds Breezy Lows: 45 to 55 Wind: S 10 to 15 mph Saturday: Mostly cloudy Chance for a few, scattered showers Highs: 65 to 72 Wind: SW 5 to 15 mph Extended: Sunday: Mostly cloudy Breezy Showers, mainly late Lows: 55 to 62 Highs: 70s Monday: Chance for a few AM showers Then clearing Turning blustery, colder Lows: 40s Highs: 48 to 58 Tuesday: Partly sunny Chance for showers late Lows: 25 to 35 Highs: 48 to 58 Hyper-Extended: Wednesday: Partly cloudy Lows: 32 to 42 Highs: 50s Thursday: Mostly sunny Lows: 32 to 42 Highs: 55 to 65

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IT'S been an unusual season for our fall foliage (FOLE-LIAGE) YESTERDAY, we had heard ABOUT some pretty good color in the mountains of Addison county. It is a beautiful drive to take, but as many of us have been noticing, much of the fall color was muted. An early cold snap followed by record breaking heat and a prolonged warm spell has been wonderful for outdoor activities, but not so great for those pops of color we all love to see in the fall.

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It's no easy task to make it 100 years as a success. But a Catholic school in our region did just that -- and it couldn't have happened without this week's super senior. Here's Joe Carroll.

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Homecoming weekend at Rice High School and the rain is threatening to dampen the fun. (00:11:45:00) (( Woman: We're not afraid of a little water! )) But it comes down in buckets. (00:16:58:00) (( Bridget: Yeah, it's raining now. Yeah )) (00:17:27:00) (( RJ: It's really coming down! )) (00:17:50:00) (( Sound of the wind and the rain.)) The storm is fleeting and a fun run will go on. (00:19:30:00) (( Applause for RJ Noonan)) Named the RJ Run in honor of longtime Rice teacher and track coach - RJ Noonan. (00:21:20:00) ((RJ Noonan/Super Senior: I like to say this is the day the Lord has made, well he gave us a little rain to dampen down the dust, so go out and have a good run. )) They're celebrating the hundredth anniversary of the school - first called Cathedral High School, now called Rice. But there is another milestone. (00:22:22:00) ((Nat sot: singing Happy Birthday to RJ)) RJ is turning 87. (00:23:58:00) (( Joe: You have the enthusiasm of a teenager. RJ: I take great pride in the fact that I ever progressed past 15. )) RJ's wife Bridget and son Rob are participating in the 5k. Most will run - others will walk. Mark McKenna has come to see his old coach - he took RJ's place over 2 decades ago. (00:09:52:00) ((Mark McKenna, Rice Coach: He was a great coach, he instilled a love of running in me. That's what I hope to do in our athletes, keep everyone running.)) (00:24:42:00) (( RJ at starting line: Ok, set go!)) (00:25:05:00) (( RJ: And they're off. )) (00:33:04:00) (( Joe: When people come up to you and say, I'm still running because of you. RJ: That, now, I'm extremely pleased. )) The RJ Run is also a fundraiser. (00:29:00) ((RJ: Way to go Sonya. )) The money helps support the over 400 students who go to the Catholic School. (00:29:33:00) ((RJ: You know, we're teachers, I want it to be a learning lifestyle. )) RJ's days of running are over. His influence in the classroom never stopped. (00:01:00:00) ((RJ: Students are to go online and complete the Friday specials. )) RJ started teaching in 1959. For the past 20 years he's been substituting. (00:02:27:00) ((RJ: So you've got your assignment, go to it! )) Today it's honors chemistry. RJ is candid about his struggles with science when he was their age. (00:05:08:00) (( RJ: To me, they're not teenagers, they're people. So I don't mind them knowing my limitations. )) (00:10:03:00) (( Joe: You guys were listening? Class: yeah...)) Listening and responding. (00:12:08:00) (( Male Student: I like how he does saint of the day. )) (00:13:03:00) ((Female Student: When you hear that RJ is going to be your sub, everyone in the class goes..yes it's going to be a good class. )) 00:11:50:00) ((Another student: because he's chill. )) Generations apart - but a common bond. Respect. (00:24:30:00) (( RJ: Have a good weekend and stay in a state of grace. )) Not a bad run - at Rice. (00:25:38:00) (( RJ:Hey will see you guys, I have a great day, great weekend. )) Joe Carroll, Channel 3 News, South Burlington.

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Almanac: Cooler yesterday, but still a bit above average, and dry. Friday the 13th weather: The last 5 Friday the 13ths have featured a bit of rain or snow, but nothing outrageously terrible. Today should stay dry on this Friday the 13th.

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Our 3 minute wrap starts at U-V-M Medical Center where a woman is fighting for her life this morning Police say her son-in-law attacked her and killed his wife This morning he is behind bars for murder and attempted murder. Burlington Police say 34-year-old Aita Gurung hit 32-year-old Yogeswari Khadka with a meat cleaver at their Hyde Street house yesterday. Police tell us Gurung also went after his mother-in-law, who is being treated for severe head injuries. I talked with a hospital representative this morning who says she is in critical condition. Officers say neighbors tried to intervene after the attack spilled out onto the street--- including a man with a gun --- but they feared for their own safety. The 8-year-old is with her grandfather this morning -- she was at school when the attack happened He is currently being held without bail. We will be talking with police this afternoon and will have an update on Channel 3.

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While you were asleep, the While House said IT would halt health insurance subsidies. This will affect those with low and moderate income who buy coverage on the Obamacare exchanges. The payments are made to insurance companies and the White House argues Congress had not approved them. Before the change, SIX million AMERICANS qualified for help -- costing the government 7-billion dollars THE CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE PREVIOUSLY ESTIMATED THE MOVE WOULD LEAVE A MILLION MORE AMERICANS UNINSURED.

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In just a few hours members of the Vermont National Guard will be home! They have been in the Virgin Islands helping with recovery efforts from the hurricanes. The 21-soldiers and airmen are medical professionals -- including nurses, medics and doctors. Another 24-soldiers will remain in the Virgin Islands -- using BlackHawk helicopters to run Medevac missions.

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A Vermont man is heading to a disaster zone in just two days -- in hopes to build communication that barely exists throughout the Caribbean. This is Brian Machesney -- he has a background in ham radio and is offering to help install local, regional and worldwide systems on the island of Dominica. He and his wife, Michelle Guenard have been visiting the island since 2009 and have a lot of friends there. Guenard says when her husband was able to connect with people on the island through radios -- she used facebook to share the feeds with victims left in the dark.

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((Michelle Guenard/Craftsbury: 01:00:58 people forget in the age of cell phones it's like sending up cell phones. People need to tell other people that they're OK. 01:11)) ((00:37:25 it will allow all of the stations on Dominica to communicate with each other almost like it was a telephone. 28)) The couple used go fund me to get 30-thousand dollars worth of equipment. Machesney expects to be in Dominica for at least a month setting up the radios and doing more training for volunteers.

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Lots of sunshine again today, and getting a little warmer as winds pick up out of the south ahead of the approaching front from the midwest. Clouds will increase overnight as the front gets closer. There will be lots of clouds on Saturday, but also a few, sunny breaks, and it will be warmer yet. There is a chance for a few, scattered showers, mainly north, but most spots will stay dry. The same goes for Sunday, but it will be even warmer and breezy. Showers more likely late in the day into the overnight hours as the cold front comes through. That will bring our temperatures back down again for next week. Monday will be cooler and a bit blustery. A trough of low pressure could bring a few showers on Tuesday, mainly late in the day. Then we'll clear out again, and get a bit warmer again as we head into the end of next week.

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Lots of sunshine again today, and getting a little warmer as winds pick up out of the south ahead of the approaching front from the midwest. Clouds will increase overnight as the front gets closer. There will be lots of clouds on Saturday, but also a few, sunny breaks, and it will be warmer yet. There is a chance for a few, scattered showers, mainly north, but most spots will stay dry. The same goes for Sunday, but it will be even warmer and breezy. Showers more likely late in the day into the overnight hours as the cold front comes through. That will bring our temperatures back down again for next week.

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Today: Mostly sunny, breezy, warmer.

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A woman is fighting for her life this morning -- after police say her son-in-law attacked her. Thanks for joining us, I'm Melissa Sheketoff. And I'm Alexandra Montgomery. Police say he also attacked and killed his wife -- and is behind bars this morning for her murder and attempted murder. Burlington Police say 34-year-old Aita Gurung hit 32-year-old Yogeswari Khadka with a meat cleaver at their Hyde Street house yesterday. Police tell us Gurung also went after his mother-in-law, who is being treated for severe head injuries. I talked with a hospital representative this morning who says she is in critical condition. Officers say neighbors tried to intervene after the attack spilled out onto the street--- including a man with a gun --- but they feared for their own safety.

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((SOT Sally Martin, Neighbor 9146 10.24.00: "I have never seen anything like that in my life. It's a sin. It's really bad. They were nice people. I don't know why anyone would want to but anybody 10.35.15)) ((SOT Sam Rollo, Working in area time of attack 9140 6.37.28-42 "I was working and I heard a blood curdling scream that you just can't make up.")) Khada and Gurung's 8-year-old was at school when the attack happened. Police say he was just seeking help from mental health professionals. They SAY GURUNG'S FATHER-IN-LAW TOLD THEM GURUNG VOLUNTARILY ADMITTED HIMSELF FOR A MENTAL HEALTH EVALUATION LAST SATURDAY, and left upon his own request yesterday --- the day of the killing. He is currently being held without bail. We will be talking with police this afternoon and will have an update on Channel 3.

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Happening today: The Vermont National Guard is coming home! They have been in the Virgin Islands helping with recovery efforts from the hurricanes. The 21-soldiers and airmen are medical professionals -- including nurses, medics and doctors. Another 24-soldiers will remain in the Virgin Islands -- using BlackHawk helicopters to run Medevac missions.

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New details on MAJOR changes to Obamacare over night President Trump signed an executive order that says he will increase competition in the health insurance industry. That order expands the ability for some employers to buy cheaper coverage across the state lines which he says will lead to lower premiums. While you were sleeping the White House dealt the plan another blow. Weija Jang reports.

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Congress couldn't do it, so President Trump is starting to take steps himself to unravel Obamacare. Tonight the White House announced a new plan to stop subsidy payments to insurers. Called cost-sharing reduction payments, they were part of the Affordable Care Act that made health insurance more affordable for qualified individuals and families. Ending the subsidy is likely to cause premiums to skyrocket for patients who purchase insurance on the exchanges. In a statement the White House said -quote- "The bailout of insurance companies through these unlawful payments is yet another example of how the previous administration abused taxpayer dollars and skirted the law to prop up a broken system." Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi issued a joint statement criticizing Mr. Trump saying -quote- "It is a spiteful act of vast, pointless sabotage leveled at working families and the middle class in every corner of America." Several State Attorneys General are already planning to sue the administration over the move. Weijia Jiang, CH3 News.

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A New York rabbi is seeking justice in Vermont. The attorney for a rabbi who drove for 4 and a half miles after a Vermont state trooper tried to pull him over -- says he's working to resolve the case without the rabbi having to appear in court. Berl Fink claims he was mistreated when he and is family were addressed in their car at gun point and handcuffed. Fink is facing a minor charge of attempting to elude.

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House lawmakers in Washington have signed off on a NEARLY 37 billion dollar disaster aid package for hurricane-hit states -- and Puerto Rico. President Trump is touting his administration's work to get the island back up and running after Hurricane Maria. But - in a series of tweets this morning -- he is also warning the U-S territory -- that help from Washington will be limited. He said - "We cannot keep FEMA, the Military & the First Responders, who have been amazing (under the most difficult circumstances) in P.R. Forever!" The death toll in Puerto Rico is now at least 45 people. A Vermont doctor just returned from an aid mission to the island. She SAYS SHE found frustrating bureaucracy - and conditions that are putting more lives at risk.

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((000318 Dr. Patti Fisher/Just Returned from Puerto Rico: I think the death toll in this instance is going to rise as these systems aren't coming back on line quickly.)) ((000343 Kristin Kelly: So basic health needs not being met.. Dr. Patti Fisher: Yes right. Kristin Kelly: Will lead to more deaths? Dr. Patti Fisher: right. Kristin Kelly: Its part of the United States. Dr. Patti Fisher: Yeah - it didn't feel like part of the United States.)) Dr. Fisher is considering another trip next month.

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Imagine going days, weeks and even months -- before knowing if your family and friends are alive? That's a reality still on the island of Dominica. A Vermont man is heading there this weekend to hopefully make a change -- before another storm hits the Caribbean again.

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((Michelle Guenard/Craftsbury: 00:56:51 there were times that I would be sitting here and I just wanted to cry. 55)) A feeling many of us felt when Hurricane Maria tumbled through the Caribbean. But feeling helpless did not stop this Vermont couple from doing something monumental. ((Brian: 00:45:24 you are on pins and needles. You don't realize until you hear their voice coming over the radio that you've been holding your breath the entire time to learn their fate. 35)) Brian Machesney and his wife Michelle Guenard visit the island of Dominica every year since 2009 -- and have many friends there. Machesney has a background in ham radio -- and was most recently at the island 11 months ago, teaching college students how it works. And luckily for the few on the island -- he was able to talk to them after the storm hit. ((Brian: 00:44:14 that was pretty much it, only some of the major population centers. The smaller villages were entirely cut off for the lack of a ham radio or operator. 27)) ((Michelle: 00:57:27 they provided that link that everybody needed to hold on to that hope that everybody was alive. It's all anybody had. 39)) Simultaneously -- Guenard had a facebook page set up just hours before the storm rolled in. Once communication was somewhat established -- she began sharing live feeds from ham radio communications on the island. ((Michelle: 00:52:15 There were so many people waiting to hear from family. We went from nobody to 100,000 people listening in. 26)) The Craftsbury couple realized -- if they had this much anxiety waiting to hear from friends -- imagine how the people on the island felt. It triggered an idea -- and a go fund me page to provide more reliability. ((Michelle: 01:03:33 the next thing you know we have 30,000 dollars worth of equipment and we can build a better network than anything else in the Carribean right now. 40)) ((Brian: 00:36:32 a set of radio equipment that will give them a local, regional and worldwide network that will keep them from ever being disconnected from the world again. 40)) And they hope this technology will spread to other islands left in the dark. ((Michelle: 01:03:41 And other islands will be able to do the same thing. That's what we're doing here. 47))

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Machesney expects to be in Dominica for at least a month setting up the radios and doing more training for volunteers. In the meantime -- his wife says she is staying on that Facebook page to answer any inquiries and post live feeds for people on the island still wondering if their families are OK.

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IT'S been an unusual season for our fall foliage (FOLE-LIAGE) YESTERDAY, we had heard ABOUT some pretty good color in the mountains of Addison county. It is a beautiful drive to take, but as many of us have been noticing, much of the fall color was muted. An early cold snap followed by record breaking heat and a prolonged warm spell has been wonderful for outdoor activities, but not so great for those pops of color we all love to see in the fall.

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((2SHOT)) ((GREEN WALL)) Radar/clouds: Skies clear here. Cold front in upper midwest will be heading our way and stalling out just to our north over the weekend. Temps: Chilly AM with mainly low/mid30s, some 20s in colder pockets, a few low 40s in some of the warmer areas. Current: Clear skies. Forecast clouds/precip: Lots of sunshine again today, and getting a little warmer as winds pick up out of the south ahead of the approaching front from the midwest. Clouds will increase overnight as the front gets closer. There will be lots of clouds on Saturday, but also a few, sunny breaks, and it will be warmer yet. There is a chance for a few, scattered showers, mainly north, but most spots will stay dry. The same goes for Sunday, but it will be even warmer and breezy. Showers more likely late in the day into the overnight hours as the cold front comes through. That will bring our temperatures back down again for next week.

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Today: Mostly sunny Breezy, warmer Highs: 60 to 67 Wind: S 10 to 20 mph Tonight: Variable clouds Breezy Lows: 45 to 55 Wind: S 10 to 15 mph Saturday: Mostly cloudy Chance for a few, scattered showers Highs: 65 to 72 Wind: SW 5 to 15 mph Extended: Sunday: Mostly cloudy Breezy Showers, mainly late Lows: 55 to 62 Highs: 70s Monday: Chance for a few AM showers Then clearing Turning blustery, colder Lows: 40s Highs: 48 to 58 Tuesday: Partly sunny Chance for showers late Lows: 25 to 35 Highs: 48 to 58 Hyper-Extended: Wednesday: Partly cloudy Lows: 32 to 42 Highs: 50s Thursday: Mostly sunny Lows: 32 to 42 Highs: 55 to 65

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((DENISE what WE HAVE DISCOVERED I THINK IS REALLY GROUND BREAKING - WE HAVE IDENTIFIED THE GENE THAT PREDISPOSES TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF PEANUT ALLERGY AND TO FOOD ALLERGY IN GENERAL )) That is a researcher from St Pauls Hospital in Vancouver. They discovered a gene called Emsy -- and they believe it causes allergic reactions. It's not clear how it works -- doctors are hoping one day it will lead to early detection for people who have it BEFORE a serious allergic reaction happens.

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This is HUGE for parents with young kids -- because they are the ones who would benefit the most. Researchers say early introduction to peanuts is key to train the immune system NOT to react to a peanut allergy. That process is called oral immuno therapy. Researchers continue to search the results of that therapy in connection with the genetic cause.

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((typewriter keys typing -- DING)) Remember that sound ? Typewriters almost seem like a foreign concept in such a digital age. But they could be coming back to life! A Typewriter manuFacturer in New Jersey says their sales are booming! Swintec says right now they are dealing with 3-thousand backorders. Sales managers there say theres a number of reasons including -- Privacy, you cant hack a typewriter. Prisoners -- since they don't haVe any internet access. -- and sometimes... people just need a break from the digital world.

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((Ed Michael, Swintec, Sales Manager You don't turn it on and spend 45 minutes going through your emails or looking at Facebook )) ((sot Paul wannabe writers // find with their typewriters you get fewer distractions and they like the idea of having the letters hit the page.)) Coming up on CBS Sunday Morning -- Tom Hanks will talk about his new documentary where he pays homage to typewriters.

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Downed powerlines may be to blame for the beginning of one of the most destructive wildfires in California. That's the latest from investigators out west this morning. They say the downed lines could have sparked the multiple fires already responsible for 31 people killed and dozens more injured. Search and rescue crews are still going house to house looking for people. Channel 3's Dom Amato sat down with local firefighters who just got back from those deadly wildfires.

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((19:54:04:00 Desanto: if we're available and able to go, we'll go.)) David Desanto battled multiple fires in California this summer. His job is to map areas from a helicopter, letting ground forces know the best place to attack the fire. ((19:56:09:16 Desanto: with enough distance that everybody can be safe, but also close enough to the fire where need be we can perform any kind of attack.)) Leading some of those ground forces is Keith Sargent. He didn't take the same trip as Desanto, but these men have undergone extensive training. They say being on the front lines can be exciting -- but safety is always on their minds. ((20:00:22:27 Sargent: safety is always in the forefront of all the missions so with your training and just the qualifications you're pretty comfortable with it.)) High winds and temperatures are just a couple of many challenges for crews battling the out-of-control fires out west. ((19:54:57:00 Desanto: It's a very fast spreading fire, a lot of topography so a lot of running fires that are going uphill in steep terrain and steep country and they also have a lot of urban interface so they're having to evacuate a lot people.)) ((20:02:12:18 Sargent: Fire is a natural part of the ecosystem and its just under these severe droughts and extreme weather conditions that it can be extremely hazardous especially when you mix the urban development that's in these remoter areas.)) Crews work day and night, and rely on help from other agencies. ((20:03:14:22 Sargent: these incidents, it's a lot of cooperation between federal, state and local agencies working together, that's something I really enjoy, that cooperation.)) Cooperation that will hopefully save lives -- and extinguish the fires. DA, ch3, Rutland.

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Today: Mostly sunny, breezy, warmer.

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Did a Vermont teacher have a romantic relationship with a student? Tyler Dumont went looking for answers.

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A shakeup inside Fair Haven Union High School -- where a teacher has been taken off the job following allegations of misconduct. ((TILE 5930 06:54:15--06:59:02 Atty. Pietro Lynn/Representing School District: "The expectation is that there will be a professional distance.")) The teacher has not been publicly identified, but sources tell Channel 3 News that a male teacher had an ongoing relationship with a female student. ((TILE 5944 38:45:23--38:47:27 Adam Parker/Sophomore: "It's kind of a surprise to everyone.")) The district put the employee on paid administrative leave last Friday, the same day they say they learned of the allegations. ((TILE 5930 00:32:11--00:40:17 Lynn: "During the pendency of the school's investigation into those allegations, the teacher will remain away from the school.")) Attorney Pietro Lynn represents the school district and supervisiory union. ((TILE 5936 13:35:09--13:37:23 Dumont: "What is the school doing to address this?")) ((TILE 5930 01:44:00--01:55:26 Lynn: "If there is a finding of misconduct directed at students, you can expect and the community can expect that the adminisitration will take very serious disciplinary action against the employee.")) Lynn says that discipline could include termination. ((TILE 5930 01:57:10--02:04:20 Dumont: "Were the misconduct allegations sexual in nature? Lynn: "Unfortunately, Tyler, that's something that I cannot yet disclose.")) On Thursday, the school says a letter was sent to parents about the allegations. ((TILE 42:00:25--42:06:06 Anonymous parent: "It's a little worrying. I have a student here.")) The district's superintendent declined our request for an interview. Vermont State Police confirm they've been assigned to take over investigations of a case connected to the high school from the local police department. Tyler Dumont -- channel 3 news -- Fair Haven

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Killed by her own husband -- the nightmare police say unfolded at a Burlington home, straight ahead. Unraveling Obamcare -- after Congress failed to do it, President Trump took healthcare into his own hands. What he decided while you were asleep. And a Vermont couple desperate to help victims in the Caribbean will get on a plane in two days. This morning we learn how their idea can change island communications forever.

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We hope to learn more from police this afternoon -- after they say a man attacked his loved ones with a meat cleaver. His wife is dead and his mother-in-law is fighting for her life this morning. Channel 3's Priscilla Liguori tell us what happened in Burlington.

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((Priscilla Liguori, Standup "Police say the man started attacking his wife with a meat cleaver in kitchen of this Hyde Street home before moving out to the street.")) A mother's life stolen by domestic violence. ((SOT Sam Rollo, Working in area time of attack 9140 6.37.28-42 I was working and I heard a blood curdling scream that you just can't make up.")) Investigators say 32-year-old Yogeswari Khadka is dead - after her husband struck her in the hands, arms, and skull with a meat cleaver. Burlington Police arrested 34-year-old Aita Gurung. The refugee family from Nepal was living in this Hyde Street home in the Old North End. Police tell us it's where Gurung also went after his mother-in-law Thulsa Rimal-who is being treated at UVM Medical Center. Khada and Gurung's 8-year-old was at school when the attack happened. ((SOT Sally Martin, Neighbor 9146 10.24.00 I have never seen anything like that in my life. It's a sin. It's really bad. They were nice people. I don't know why anyone would want to but anybody 10.35.15)) Police say Gurung was just seeking help from mental health professionals- he walked out of UVM Medical Center the day of the killing. Investigators believe he voluntarily checked himself into the hospital for an evaluation Saturday, and left upon his own request. ((Kelly Dougherty, Steps to End Domestic Violence 4891 :30-:37 "It's heartbreaking, first of all. Immediately I think about the family and what must have been going on in this household.")) Kelly Dougherty is the executive director of Steps to End Domestic Violence. She says one in three women, and one in seven men will experience domestic violence in their lifetime. She tells us sometimes cultural barriers can keep people from reaching out for help, but that her organization does provide interpreter services. ((Kelly Dougherty, Steps to End Domestic Violence 4891 5:58-:06 "This is a huge problem in our community, and unfortunately I think people only think about it when these tragic events occur.")) ((Priscilla Liguori, Standup "Gurung is behind bars at Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility on charges of second degree murder and attempted murder. You can find resources for domestic violence on our website wcax dot com. Priscilla Liguori, Channel 3 News, Burlington."))

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Happening today: Keep B-T Local will TALK ABOUT their recent bid for Burlington Telecom -- AND ADDRESS CONCERNS. That includes finances -- regulatory approval -- management team -- and the threat of a lawsuit by CityBank. That will be A PUBLIC MEETING today at 10:45 ON the City Hall steps.

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While you were asleep, the While House said IT would halt health insurance subsidies. This will affect those with low and moderate income who buy coverage on the Obamacare exchanges. The payments are made to insurance companies and the White House argues Congress had not approved them. Before the change, SIX million AMERICANS qualified for help -- costing the government 7-billion dollars THE CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE PREVIOUSLY ESTIMATED THE MOVE WOULD LEAVE A MILLION MORE AMERICANS UNINSURED. IN A JOINT STATEMENT DEMOCRATIC LEADERS RESPONDED TO THE SUBSIDY CHANGE, WRITING: QUOTE "IT IS A SPITEFUL ACT OF VAST, POINTLESS SABOTAGE LEVELED AT WORKING FAMILIES AND THE MIDDLE CLASS IN EVERY CORNER OF AMERICA."

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New York school officials are hoping to make changes to their districts by helping one another. At the 98th annual Convention and Educational Expo in Lake Placid -- school board members got to discuss hot button topics. A few include opioid abuse, testing, student civil rights and teacher shortages. More than 2-thousand people showed up -- we spoke to folks from the Crown Point school board. The conference runs until Saturday.

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Community College of Vermont employees will unionize. 4 HUNDRED AND 35 C-C-V faculty voted -- and 300 decided to join A-F-T Vermont. A-F-T Vermont represents all of the other public faculty in Vermont, including the faculty at U-V-M and the Vermont State Colleges. The union would cover about 540 faculty members at C-C-V's 13 campuses -- and those who work online.

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((2SHOT)) ((GREEN WALL)) Radar/clouds: Skies clear here. Cold front in upper midwest will be heading our way and stalling out just to our north over the weekend. Temps: Chilly AM with mainly low/mid30s, some 20s in colder pockets, a few low 40s in some of the warmer areas. Current: Clear skies. Forecast clouds/precip: Lots of sunshine again today, and getting a little warmer as winds pick up out of the south ahead of the approaching front from the midwest. Clouds will increase overnight as the front gets closer. There will be lots of clouds on Saturday, but also a few, sunny breaks, and it will be warmer yet. There is a chance for a few, scattered showers, mainly north, but most spots will stay dry. The same goes for Sunday, but it will be even warmer and breezy. Showers more likely late in the day into the overnight hours as the cold front comes through. That will bring our temperatures back down again for next week.

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Today: Mostly sunny Breezy, warmer Highs: 60 to 67 Wind: S 10 to 20 mph Tonight: Variable clouds Breezy Lows: 45 to 55 Wind: S 10 to 15 mph Saturday: Mostly cloudy Chance for a few, scattered showers Highs: 65 to 72 Wind: SW 5 to 15 mph Extended: Sunday: Mostly cloudy Breezy Showers, mainly late Lows: 55 to 62 Highs: 70s Monday: Chance for a few AM showers Then clearing Turning blustery, colder Lows: 40s Highs: 48 to 58 Tuesday: Partly sunny Chance for showers late Lows: 25 to 35 Highs: 48 to 58 Hyper-Extended: Wednesday: Partly cloudy Lows: 32 to 42 Highs: 50s Thursday: Mostly sunny Lows: 32 to 42 Highs: 55 to 65

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Tens of thousands of visits are made by Vermont Visiting Nurse Associations every year. The goal? -- Keeping people in their homes. Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice is hosting its largest fundraiser tonight. The President and C-E-O says the team doesn't just focus on people dying -- They also work with babies, as well as patients who just had surgery and need long-term care -- just to name a few. We're told the group helps nearly 800 people every day. They're looking for people to donate 40 thousand dollars during a fashion show, live and silent auction.

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((14:15 we've always felt central vermont home health hospice was really a part of the fabric of the community, and this is really an opportunity for those individuals that are in our community to model fashions from local businesses that are - provide goods and services and really support them holistically 14:37)) Melissa and I are so excited to be emceeing tonight's event! It starts tonight at 6 at the Capitol Plaza in Montpelier.

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It's no easy task to make it 100 years as a success. But a Catholic school in our region did just that -- and it couldn't have happened without this week's super senior. Here's Joe Carroll.

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Homecoming weekend at Rice High School and the rain is threatening to dampen the fun. (00:11:45:00) (( Woman: We're not afraid of a little water! )) But it comes down in buckets. (00:16:58:00) (( Bridget: Yeah, it's raining now. Yeah )) (00:17:27:00) (( RJ: It's really coming down! )) (00:17:50:00) (( Sound of the wind and the rain.)) The storm is fleeting and a fun run will go on. (00:19:30:00) (( Applause for RJ Noonan)) Named the RJ Run in honor of longtime Rice teacher and track coach - RJ Noonan. (00:21:20:00) ((RJ Noonan/Super Senior: I like to say this is the day the Lord has made, well he gave us a little rain to dampen down the dust, so go out and have a good run. )) They're celebrating the hundredth anniversary of the school - first called Cathedral High School, now called Rice. But there is another milestone. (00:22:22:00) ((Nat sot: singing Happy Birthday to RJ)) RJ is turning 87. (00:23:58:00) (( Joe: You have the enthusiasm of a teenager. RJ: I take great pride in the fact that I ever progressed past 15. )) RJ's wife Bridget and son Rob are participating in the 5k. Most will run - others will walk. Mark McKenna has come to see his old coach - he took RJ's place over 2 decades ago. (00:09:52:00) ((Mark McKenna, Rice Coach: He was a great coach, he instilled a love of running in me. That's what I hope to do in our athletes, keep everyone running.)) (00:24:42:00) (( RJ at starting line: Ok, set go!)) (00:25:05:00) (( RJ: And they're off. )) (00:33:04:00) (( Joe: When people come up to you and say, I'm still running because of you. RJ: That, now, I'm extremely pleased. )) The RJ Run is also a fundraiser. (00:29:00) ((RJ: Way to go Sonya. )) The money helps support the over 400 students who go to the Catholic School. (00:29:33:00) ((RJ: You know, we're teachers, I want it to be a learning lifestyle. )) RJ's days of running are over. His influence in the classroom never stopped. (00:01:00:00) ((RJ: Students are to go online and complete the Friday specials. )) RJ started teaching in 1959. For the past 20 years he's been substituting. (00:02:27:00) ((RJ: So you've got your assignment, go to it! )) Today it's honors chemistry. RJ is candid about his struggles with science when he was their age. (00:05:08:00) (( RJ: To me, they're not teenagers, they're people. So I don't mind them knowing my limitations. )) (00:10:03:00) (( Joe: You guys were listening? Class: yeah...)) Listening and responding. (00:12:08:00) (( Male Student: I like how he does saint of the day. )) (00:13:03:00) ((Female Student: When you hear that RJ is going to be your sub, everyone in the class goes..yes it's going to be a good class. )) 00:11:50:00) ((Another student: because he's chill. )) Generations apart - but a common bond. Respect. (00:24:30:00) (( RJ: Have a good weekend and stay in a state of grace. )) Not a bad run - at Rice. (00:25:38:00) (( RJ:Hey will see you guys, I have a great day, great weekend. )) Joe Carroll, Channel 3 News, South Burlington.

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THE OFFICIAL POLICE TIMELINE OF THE LAS VEGAS MASSACRE IS TROUBLING THE OWNERS OF THE MANDALAY BAY HOTEL THIS MORNING. M-G-M RESORTS INTERNATIONAL SAYS SHOTS WERE FIRED AT THE MUSIC FESTIVAL LOT "AT THE SAME TIME AS *OR WITHIN 40 SECONDS AFTER" THE TIME A SECURITY GUARD RADIOED FOR HELP. THE LATEST POLICE TIMELINE SHOWS THERE WAS A SIX MINUTE GAP BETWEEN THE FIRST SHOTS AND THAT RADIO CALL.

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Around 7-thousand people were in the audience to see country superstar Jason Aldean perform LAST NIGHT in Tulsa, Oklahoma. It was his first concert performance since Vegas. 58 people were killed and almost 500 others were hurt in what became the worst mass shooting in modern US history. At the concert, Aldean addressed the crowd about the shooting.

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Today: Mostly sunny, breezy, warmer.

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When Hurricane Maria slammed the Caribbean -- we all watched and worried for the people living there. Hard to believe -- but a month later, there are residents there who still don't know where their loved ones are. ((00:59:11 I'm still waiting and I have access to all of this gear. It has just been horrible. 15)) We will meet a Vermont couple -- who's stepping up to help reconnect the victims -- and make a big change across the island.

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And any parent's nightmare -- the possibility of a teacher having a relationship with a student could be a reality in Vermont. That story still ahead.

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A man is behind bars this morning after allegedly killing one woman and leaving another fighting for her life. Burlington Police say 34-year-old Aita Gurung hit his 32-year-old wife - Yogeswari Khadka - with a cleaver at their Hyde Street house yesterday. Police tell us Gurung also went after his mother-in-law, who is being treated for severe head injuries. I talked with a hospital representative this morning who says she is in critical condition. Khada and Gurung's 8-year-old DAUGHER was at school when the attack happened -- POLICE SAY SHE IS WITH A GRANDPARENT THIS MORNING Police say GURUNG was just seeking help from mental health professionals. He is currently being held without bail. We will be talking with police this afternoon and will have an update on Channel 3.

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Imagine going days, weeks and even months -- before knowing if your family and friends are alive? That's a reality still on the island of Dominica -- BUT A VERMONT couple IS looking TO CHANGE that. Brian Machesney is heading there this weekend TO DELIVER more than 30-THOUSAND DOLLARS WORTH OF RADIO EQUIPTMENT. MACHESNEY AND HIS WIFE MICHELLE SET UP A GO-FUND-ME-PAGE TO HELP the ISLAND GET BACK IN TOUCH WITH THE REST OF THE WORLD.

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((Brian: 00:36:32 a set of radio equipment that will give them a local, regional and worldwide network that will keep them from ever being disconnected from the world again. 40)) Machesney expects to be in Dominica for at least a month setting up the radios and doing more training for volunteers.

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Lots of sunshine again today, and getting a little warmer as winds pick up out of the south ahead of the approaching front from the midwest. Clouds will increase overnight as the front gets closer. There will be lots of clouds on Saturday, but also a few, sunny breaks, and it will be warmer yet. There is a chance for a few, scattered showers, mainly north, but most spots will stay dry. The same goes for Sunday, but it will be even warmer and breezy. Showers more likely late in the day into the overnight hours as the cold front comes through. That will bring our temperatures back down again for next week. Monday will be cooler and a bit blustery. A trough of low pressure could bring a few showers on Tuesday, mainly late in the day. Then we'll clear out again, and get a bit warmer again as we head into the end of next week.

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It's that time of year -- when doctor's recommend getting a flu shot! But for people like me... it's a really nerve-wracking experience. So how do you get through it? or help your kids get through it? That's coming up Monday on the Channel 3 Morning News.


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