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A New Hampshire woman is accused of hiring someone to murder her exes new girlfriend.. Police say 20 year old Monique Earle was staying at a shelter in Claremont when she asked another resident to quote "take care of a girl for her" Undercover officers met with Earle the next day and she insisted on going through with her plans. Earle did not enter a plea in court yesterday.

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There may be new office for the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program as they prepare for the arrival of up to 100 mostly syrian refugees. They plan on setting up shop in downtown rutland Locating specific families for resettlement will begin in the next several days. The first families aren't expected to arrive until next month

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New Hampshire's North Country is about to get a boost in cell service. US Senator Jeanne Shaheen will be announcing today in Northumberland that 4G LTE service is EXPANDING It's a product of Wireless Partners LLC and WILL carry Verizon services. She expects it to help the economy, tourism and public safety.

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Lawmakers are proposing the granite state gets one billion dollars to fight the opioid crisis. This comes in a new bill to prevent and treat those addicted to opiates and other drugs. Senator Shaheen says it's a step in the right direction ... The bill will soon head over to the senate.

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Milk producers in New York deal with major trade obstacles ... Officials say Canada recently implemented a policy to discourage cheesemakers there from using imported, ultra-filtered milk from the U-S. The new policy sets Canada's product prices way below the Empire State's prices. Senator Chuck Schumer is in talks with Canadian officials to reverse the policy.

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Scattered rain/snow showers today. A little more steady snow shower activity late in day into the overnight. Trace - 2" of snow by Saturday morning, mainly in the higher elevations. More scattered snow showers on Saturday, with another trace - 2" by the end of the day, again the higher amounts in the mountains. The snow showers will taper off early Sunday, and there will be a mini-dry streak for a few days. Still lots of clouds around on Sunday & Monday, but some sunshine on Tuesday. Then a stronger storm system will start to move in by Wednesday into Thursday with a wintry mix of snow, sleet, freezing rain & just plain rain.

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Hey everyone, Melissa Sheketoff here. Monday morning we head to the kitchen with Chef Jamaican Jewelz with one of her authentic, delicious dishes! We will have that and your latest news and weather right here ...starting at 5AM!

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Today: Fairly mild, cloudy, start to the day. Temps not changing too much and scattered, light, rain/snow showers expected, a little heavier late in the day.

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((THANK GARY))

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President-elect Donald Trump holds more meetings at Trump Tower in New York today as he continues to fill out his administration. Up next .. his pick for Secretary of Defense... Sources says he will name retired General James Mattis to the cabinet position. Mattis spent 44 years in the marines -- serving both in Afghanistan and Iraq.

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This morning ... Search and rescue crews continue to look for about 70 people who were reported missing. So far ... Officials say at least 11 people were killed ... And dozens more hurt. So far the fire scorched thousands of acres near Gatlinburg -- and thousands of people are still unable to return home after evacuations earlier this week.

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Murder for hire ... An upper valley woman is accused of trying to have her ex-boyfriend's new girlfriend killed. Cat Viglienzoni has more.

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NATS 000418 "All rise" 20-year-old Monique Earle faced a judge in Claremont court Thursday afternoon. The charges against her -- that she tried to hire someone to torture and kill her ex-boyfriend's new girlfriend -- could land her behind bars for 30 years if she's convicted. Investigators say -- she was angry... and claimed the new woman -- had ruined her life ... and stolen her man. ((SOT Marc Hathaway, Sullivan County Attorney 000840 She indicated that she was pregnant and that she had a child as well 44)) Police say, Earle was staying at a shelter in Claremont ... and asked another woman to QUOTE "take care of a girl for her" -- and even wrote down a list of things she wanted done... including kidnapping ... drugging... and raping the intended victim for days... and then killing her. ((SOT Hathaway 002011 She was serious about it. She was given ample opportunity to take another course of action and chose not to 17)) The informant warned police... who worked with the state's drug task force to set up an undercover operation the next day. They say Earle offered $500 -- and a purse -- as payment... and showed police where the intended victim worked and lived. By Wednesday night -- Earle was behind bars. ((SOT Chief Alexander Scott, Claremont Police 002612 we were fortunately able to make an arrest in less than 24 hours in this instance 17)) Claremont Police Chief Alexander Scott has only seen one other murder-for-hire case in his 20-plus year career. He says, they took Earle's threats seriously. ((SOT Chief Alexander Scott, Claremont PD 002744 In any investigation of this nature, you're sort-of looking for a level of seriousness in terms of is this idle chatter or angry talk 55 And in this case, reading the affidavit will demonstrate that it went well beyond that 002801)) ((CAT VIGLIENZONI, CLAREMONT 003011 Earle is being held on $100,000 bail. She will be in court again next week. Cat Viglienzoni, Channel 3 News, Claremont 003019))

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A Vermont woman might soon be behind bars herself... after police say she mailed drugs to an inmate. 28 year old Tricia Bisson of Craftsbury Common allegedly mailed suboxone -- to an inmate at the state prison in Springfield. She faces multiple charges.

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three women were arrested in connection to an assault and robbery last week in Moretown. Amanda Belville, Stephanie McElroy, and Jennifer Caplin are accused of attacking a woman on Freeman Hill Road and then stealing items from her car. Police located McElroy during a traffic stop yesterday ... Belville was arrested in Northfield and Caplin -- who police did not provide a photo of -- was taken into custody yesterday as well.

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It turned out to be quite the expensive gondola ride... Alex and Rose ... So just how much is the patron getting from the resort? Melissa ... A pittsfield woman is getting 750 thousand dollars... This after she was stuck in a Killington gondola for more than six hours. Nadine Price says back in 20-11, she suffered from MILD HYPOTHERMIA and severe PTSD -- after being trapped inside the gondola. She was hiking and took the gondola in the late afternoon. But bad weather shut it down early - and SHE was STRANDED. The jury determined Killington would pay her THREE QUARTERS of a million dollars. Killington is NOT commenting on the matter.

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New York lawmakers PLAN TO FIGHT federal attempts to take back FUNDS supporting small, rural hospitals in the North Country. Senator Chuck Schumer will discuss the issue at a press conference this morning at a hospital in Lowville ... that's north of Syracuse. He says rural hospitals need the money .. As they serve senior citizens and underserved populations in rural areas...

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Milk producers in New York deal with major trade obstacles ... Officials say Canada recently implemented a policy to discourage cheesemakers there from using imported, ultra-filtered milk from the U-S. The new policy sets Canada's product prices way below the Empire State's prices. Senator Chuck Schumer is in talks with Canadian officials to reverse the policy.

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Avoiding telemarketers just got a little bit easier... Thanks to a new law. It requires telemarketers to use accurate caller ID information. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the move yesterday... He says people complained that Caller ID doesn't always display the correct info when telemarketers call. The state consumer protection division says people can register for the Do Not Call list online at www.donotcall.gov .

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Big rigs are running out of parking spots in South Burlington. The trucks used to be allowed to park overnight at the K-mart parking lot. The property is owned by Hannaford... the company tells WCAX it kicked the trucks out -- after getting complaints from neighbors. Some drivers started parking on nearby Fayette Drive -- until cement barriers blocked the spots. Cars are still allowed to park between the barrier on Fayette Drive.

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the historic covered bridge connecting Cornwall and Salisbury is being torn down....it burned in September. A construction crew has been removing parts of the bridge for the past two weeks. They think it'll be completely removed by next week. A temporary single-lane bridge is expected to be put in place by the beginning of January.

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((2SHOT)) ((GREEN WALL)) Current: Cloudy and fairly mild Local temps: Mainly in 30s NE radar/temps: A few, scattered rain/snow showers U.S. Rad/sat: Front went by yesterday, now trailing trough of low pressure hanging back, keeping things unsettled in the northeast. Forecast clouds/precip: Scattered rain/snow showers today. A little more steady snow shower activity late in day into the overnight. Trace - 2" of snow by Saturday morning, mainly in the higher elevations. More scattered snow showers on Saturday, with another trace - 2" by the end of the day, again the higher amounts in the mountains.

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Today: Scattered rain/snow showers Highs: 38 to 45 Wind: S to W 10 to 15 mph Tonight: Snow showers Trace to 2" Lows: 27 to 34 Wind: NW 10 to 15 mph Saturday: Scattered snow showers Another trace to 2" Highs: 33 to 40 Wind: NNW 10 to 15 mph Extended: Sunday: Mostly cloudy Lows: 20s Highs: 30s Monday: Mostly cloudy Lows: 15 to 25 Highs: 30s Tuesday: Partly cloudy Lows: 15 to 25 Highs: 30s Hyper-Extended: Wednesday: Mostly cloudy Chance for wintry mix Lows: 20s Highs: 30s Thursday: Mostly cloudy Rain/snow showers Lows: 28 to 35 Highs: 35 to 45

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The plane was out of fuel and in total electrical failure before it crashed in Columbia... This according to the audio from the cockpit of the ill fated jet. 71 people were killed. Many of those were members of a Brazilian soccer team .. Six people survived. The cockpit recordings reveal the pilot said the plane was in trouble ... And asked where the runway was .. The air traffic controller replied -- more than eight miles away. The pilot responds with one word: Jesus.

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A former NFL football player is killed in a road rage incident in New Orleans.... Joe McKnight was shot and killed by 54-year-old Ronald Gasser yesterday after an argument at an intersection. The 28-year-old played for the New York Jets and the Kansas City Chiefs.

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Former astronaut, Buzz Aldrin is now recovering in New Zealand -- after being evacuated from the South Pole for medical reasons. Aldrin flew in the Apollo 11 Mission in 1969 -- he was the second person to ever walk on the moon. Now, the 86-year old is recovering from what doctors say was fluid in his lungs. Medical professionals say his health deteriorated while visiting the South Pole as part of a tourist group.

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The oldest known survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor is heading back to Hawaii. 104 year old Ray Chavez was a seaman first class when the bombs fell on the USS Arizona. Thanks to his community's fundraising efforts, he'll be heading back to the island for the 75th anniversary of the attack. He still remembers the chaos and his runs for help.

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((Ray Chavez, Pearl Harbor Survivor 3:55 "All the harbor was on fire, all the ships were smoking black smoke because the Japanese had torpedoed and bombed")) More than 2400 Americans died that day. .

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Changes are coming to a fixture in the Burlington Music scene for decades Eliza Larson takes us to 242 Main

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((Title 4855 -- band intro nat)) The boys of The Red Summer Sun take advantage of an afternoon jam session. The pop-punk band wants to make a good impression -- when they take the stage at 242 Main SATURDAY. ((TC 01:21:58:23 Title 4881 Tyler Lashway/Lead Singer: "And I just remember going there and everybody went wild." 01:22:01:29)) The venue holds a lot of fond memories for the band mates. Drummer Ruston Fettig says it's where he met guitarist Tom Wheelock. ((TC 01:27:59:13 Title 4881 Ruston Fettig/Drummer: "if I had never played that show that Tom was at we wouldn't know each other." 01:28:03:25)) 242 Main also fostered a safe -- substance free space for the boys -- and others of all ages. ((TC 01:25:29:22 Title 4881 Ruston Fettig/Drummer: "I remember going there in high school and my parents wouldn't have let me go to Nectars or a bar." 01:25:35:22)) ((TC 09:10:11 Title 4892 James Lockridge/Big Heavy World: "responsibly overseeing incubator of young adults. Its empowering that way." 09:18:01)) James Lockridge runs Big Heavy World -- A group that tracks Vermont's music history. He says 242 started as a teen arts scene back in the 80s with help from then mayor - Bernie Sanders -- but keeping it in concert-ready shape has been a challenge. ((TC 04:31:08 Title 4892 James Lockridge/Big Heavy World: "that the city has some overdue maintenance of this building thats lead it to be a concern for safety." 04:39:07)) Lockridge says it would cost an estimated $15 million to fix the building that is also home to Burlington's Memorial Auditorium. City officials have not announced a plan for the building but say for now the club has to close Lockridge is planning to say goodbye with a tribute concert. ((TC 14:56:00 Title 4892 James Lockridge/Big Heavy World: "so I'm looking around and I'm seeing cinder blocks and concrete and I'm thinking, you know, in anybody else's head space this wouldn't be anything special to look at. But I know in my heart how special its been for decades to hundreds and thousands of people." 15:13:18)) ((TC 25:33;14 Title 5028 Eliza Larson/Brattleboro: "Lockridge says the impact 242 main had on people spreads far beyond the borders of Burlington -- so we went to Brattleboro to find someone who could explain." 25:43:18)) ((TC 30:50:05 Title 5029 Spencer Crispe/Played and Worked at 242 Main: "I still go to shows at 242 and book shows at 242." 30:56:04)) Spencer Crispe is a native Vermonter -- a lawyer -- and a musician. ((concert footage)) One of his many bands -- My Revenge -- played a number of times at 242 Main and they'll play at the last concert. He showed Channel 3 the posters from some of their old shows -- and others he's helped put on. ((first 242 show poster Title 5045)) He says the people who came through 242 Main became like family ((It's like home)) -- and he hopes they stick together -- even if they can't do it here. ((TC 34:09:13 Title 5029 Spencer Crispe/Played and Worked at 242 Main: "I just felt like that was a place you could really express yourself and I found identity in. Because I don't relate to a lot of society. I don't relate to a lot of conventional things." 34:20:23)) ((red summer sun nats)) ((TC 01:20:31:24 Title 4881 Tom Wheelock/Guitarist: "Its super important that these places exist and its kind of disheartening to see it go away." 01:20:36:02)) As for the bands -- and people -- headed to the last show -- they hope to make it a night they -- and the city -- will never forget. ((TC 01:31:51:24 Title 4881 Tyler Lashway/Lead Singer: "the best show we can possibly bring to 242." 01:31:57:00)) Eliza Larson. Channel 3 News. Burlington.

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Less sugar but same taste... It's a bold claim, but Nestle believes there's a way to make its chocolate that way. The global chocolate maker says by hollowing out sugar particles -- it can reduce the chocolate's sugar content by as much as 40 percent. Nestle plans to roll out the new low sugary goodness products in 20-18. ((TOSS TO GARY))

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NE radar/temps: A few, scattered rain/snow showers Today: Fairly mild, cloudy, start to the day. Temps not changing too much and scattered, light, rain/snow showers expected, a little heavier late in the day.

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A home in New Hampshire raided by the FBI ... It's connection to a vermont man who was lost at sea. Plus more bars in more places -- how expanded service is set to help the Granite State. And, we are learning about a new dog treat involving hemp...

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Today: Fairly mild, cloudy, start to the day. Temps not changing too much and scattered, light, rain/snow showers expected, a little heavier late in the day.

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A group of lawmakers fail to stop a ruling -- making it OK for federal agents to search millions of Americans' computers and cell phones. As of yesterday, it now takes a single search warrant to do that... But a bipartisan group of senators tried to stop the rule from taking effect. Republican Senate leaders denied their requests for a vote. The Justice Department says the updated rule is needed to help investigate and track down cyber criminals.

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They have a new office and now are hiring staff before the expected arrival of up to 100 mostly Syrian refugees. the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program plans to set up shop in downtown Rutland. Locating specific families for resettlement will begin in the next several days. The first families aren't expected to arrive until next month Officials are still unsure if President-Elect Donald Trump's administration will change the country's refugee policy.

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The FBI and hazmat teams swarm a New Hampshire property... Rose and Alex -- why was that house targeted? Melissa...the owners of that home are tied to an investigation involving a Vermont man -- who was lost at sea. According to the Keene Sentinel -- more than a dozen people in FBI haz-mat suits were at a house off Route 9A in Spofford yesterday. That property is reportedly owned by the Chakalos family. John Chakalos was found shot to death in 2013 -- he's the grandfather of Nathan Carman ... The Vermont man who was rescued after he and his mother linda were lost at sea. Linda Carman is presumed dead. This fall ... investigators searched Nathan Carman's Vernon home for evidence related to that ill-fated fishing trip. Carman denies any wrongdoing in that case. He was also a suspect in his grandfather's death -- but was never charged. New Hampshire State Police could not confirm if they were involved.

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A NEW cell service in New Hampshire's North Country will significantly BOOST THE DEVELOPMENT of the region. Today U-S Senator Jeanne Shaheen plans to announce 4G LTE service is EXPANDING. It's a product of Wireless Partners LLC and WILL carry Verizon services. She says it will help the economy, tourism and public safety.

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One billion dollars to fight the opioid crisis in the Granite State... That's how much lawmakers proposed in a new bill to prevent and treat those addicted to opiates and other drugs. Senator Shaheen says it's a step in the right direction ... The bill will soon head over to the senate.

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Two vermont kids are in state custody in Massachusetts after police say their parents were found slumped over in their car. The one-year-old and 9 month old were in the back seat -- when police say someone found 27-year-old Jacob Davis and 32-year-old Tamara Bruce passed out in their car. Investigators say Davis and Bruce drove 3 hours from their home in Manchester Center to buy drugs. They are charged with reckless endangerment and Davis is also charged with driving under the influence.

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Two Hartford women pleaded NOT GUILTY yesterday after being accused by police of TRAFFICKING HEROIN into Vermont. Police say Sarah Allen and Raelynn Bomhower were buying drugs OUT OF STATE and then SELLING THEM HERE. Allen claimed she was only running a dog walking business, but police recovered 200 BAGS OF HEROIN at her home on the Center of Town Road. Allen has a 3 year old who is now with one of his grandparents.

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New details about the case involving a Vermont woman that made NATIONAL headlines. Timothy Miller, from Nicaragua, said he was guilty of helping Lisa Miller-- no relation--- flee the country with her daughter so she wouldn't have to share custody with her ex-partner in Vermont-- Janet Jenkins. Prosecutors say Timothy Miller bought plane tickets to Nicaragua for Lisa Miller and her 7-year-old daughter in 2009 and helped them get settled in Central America. The whereabouts of Lisa Miller and her daughter are unknown.

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A woman charged with an alleged Murder for Hire plot. Police say she targeted her ex-boyfriend's new girlfriend. Police say 20 year old Monique Earle wanted to have her ex's new girlfriend kidnapped -- drugged -- and raped for days ... and then killed. Court papers show Earle was staying at a shelter in Claremont, New Hampshire when she asked another resident to quote "take care of a girl for her". Police say, Earle insisted on going ahead with her plans when she met with undercover officers the next day. Earle did not enter a plea in court yesterday.

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A new drug to help ease pain for your pet...and you don't need a medical marijuana card for it. Kyle Midura tells us more about canine cannabis.

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(Dog walk nats) Faith Jennings saved Karma from a kill shelter almost five years ago. She's a sweet pooch, but Faith hasn't been able to heal all of the pitbull's emotional wounds. (00:00:25:00) ((Faith Jennings - Dog Owner she struggles with anxiety, she doesn't like being left alone. It's not something we've had a fun time experiencing)) (nats) Faith says this little treat is the best treatment they've found so far. It's a supplement designed to calm dogs. One of the key ingredients comes from cannabis. Karma doesn't need a medical marijuana card though -- as the product is made using hemp. (00:19:48:00) ((Bill Reilly - Reilly's HempVet the reason the hemp is in there, the reason we chose hemp is for general health and wellness, it's something that acts immediately)) The supplement also contains more common ingredients -- with formulations for everything from anxiety to joint pain. In Karma's case, her human reports a more relaxed -- though no less energetic -- dog within about half-an-hour after her snack. (00:02:41:00) ((Faith Jennings - Dog Owner she's been great with it, and if I give it to her before I leave I feel like when I come home, she's just a normal dog)) There's barely a trace of T-H-C -- the chemical responsible for marijuana's high -- in hemp. It has plenty of C-B-D though. That's the compound advocates of medical marijuana credit for human health benefits -- like the strain Charlotte's Web, which can curb seizures. (00:23:08:00) ((Bill Reilly - Reilly's HempVet my experience is that vets are very supportive of supplements in general and when you get into the cannabis, there's still a lot of questions about it out there)) Veterinarians we chatted with say there is anecdotal evidence products like these can help... but would want to see more research before recommending it for their patients. KM, Ch.3 BTV.

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Vermont got the green light for new restrictions on prescribing opiates. Governor Peter Shumlin says the new rules are the toughest in America. Doctors will have to follow the new guidelines - which put a 9 to 12 pill limit -- for minor medical procedures. More serious conditions give doctors more leeway. The new limits go into effect July first of 20-17.

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Property taxes are likely on the rise next year. According to The Tax Department, the median tax bill is projected to increase more than 2-percent next year. Governor Elect Phil Scott says he wants to work with lawmakers to address that hike - and try to make Vermont more affordable. Property taxes in large helps fund schools. Enrollment is down across the state while total costs are rising.

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((2SHOT)) ((GREEN WALL)) Current: Cloudy and fairly mild Local temps: Mainly in 30s NE radar/temps: A few, scattered rain/snow showers U.S. Rad/sat: Front went by yesterday, now trailing trough of low pressure hanging back, keeping things unsettled in the northeast. Forecast clouds/precip: Scattered rain/snow showers today. A little more steady snow shower activity late in day into the overnight. Trace - 2" of snow by Saturday morning, mainly in the higher elevations. More scattered snow showers on Saturday, with another trace - 2" by the end of the day, again the higher amounts in the mountains.

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Today: Scattered rain/snow showers Highs: 38 to 45 Wind: S to W 10 to 15 mph Tonight: Snow showers Trace to 2" Lows: 27 to 34 Wind: NW 10 to 15 mph Saturday: Scattered snow showers Another trace to 2" Highs: 33 to 40 Wind: NNW 10 to 15 mph Extended: Sunday: Mostly cloudy Lows: 20s Highs: 30s Monday: Mostly cloudy Lows: 15 to 25 Highs: 30s Tuesday: Partly cloudy Lows: 15 to 25 Highs: 30s Hyper-Extended: Wednesday: Mostly cloudy Chance for wintry mix Lows: 20s Highs: 30s Thursday: Mostly cloudy Rain/snow showers Lows: 28 to 35 Highs: 35 to 45

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Don Ruggles is one of those guys who doesn't waste a minute. and when the super senior is home - EVERY SECOND counts. Here's Joe Carroll.

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This is a story about time. (00:01:51:00) (( Don whistling while walking down the aisle )) And how we use it. (00:34:41:00) ((Don Ruggles/Super Senior: I don't, I don't waste a minute. )) (00:03:07:00) ((nat sot, more whistling)) Eighty one year old Don Ruggles has been clocking in at the ReSource store in Barre for the last couple years. (00:03:29:00) ((Don, this is a coffee maker a guy left this morning. )) It's a place where people donate their goods - Don cleans and prices them for sale. (00:03:36:00) ((Don: Scrub him down. )) (00:06:22:00) (( Joe: You enjoy working. Don: Ahh! I'm a workaholic. )) Don grew up poor and when his father died - the 7 year old had to grow up fast. Taking any job he could to help support the family. (00:07:09:00 ) ((Don, It's a rough life, but I survived. )) Right out of high school, he went to work full time, eventually owning a hardware store that is now closed. But Don hasn't slowed down. (00:10:18:00) (( Joe: you don't waste anytime. Don: Oh nah, no I'm always doing something. )) He works at the store 20 hours a week. If he's not here - most likely you will catch him volunteering at a nursing home, putting in over a hundred hours a month. But the man who helps others needed help himself a few years ago. (00:26:20:00) ((Don: and I hit my head on the frozen ground and I say, two weeks later we found out it did damage. )) He was in the hospital for two months. (00:28:03:00) (( Joe: Have you changed since the accident? Don: Oh yeah, I realize God had a blessing and it weren't my time you know. )) (00:28:14:00) (( I don't swear no more, I don't get upset, I ah, take a lot of change and accept change.)) (00:40:46:00) ((Connor LaClair/ReSource Coordinator, He's our oldest volunteer we have and he's beloved by everyone here- he sets an example - he does good work and I think that's the most important thing.)) (00:46:11:00) ((Nat sot leaving the store and saying morning. )) His day is done at the store - now it's time for his passion. ((nat sot of clocks)) For the kid who couldn't afford a single clock growing up - he now has over 1,600 time pieces. (00:47:45:00) (( Joe: You're running out of room. Don: I ran out of room a long time ago. )) (00:47:52:00) ((Don: I used every inch I could find. )) From seasonal clocks to retro - Don has them all. (00:33:01:00) ((Don, No I just wanted to try another hobby....and somehow I said - hey how about clocks. )) (01:03:23:00) ((Nat sot, Cuckoo Cuckoo clock going off.)) There was a time when Don and his wife, Lois, filled the house with teddy bears. They were together for 42 years. (01:08:52:00) (( Joe: She had Alzheimers? Don: Yes, yup, It came on fast! )) He started collecting the clocks after she died. He admits his hobby is a bit over the top. (01:06:16:00) (( Joe: Oh there's more? Don: Oh hundreds.)) A clock shows us a moment in time and how we live it. ((nat sot of second hand on clock)) And savors every second he's alive. (01:04:53:00) ((Don, Oh all the time, that's what I do. )) Joe Carroll, Channel 3 News, Berlin.

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A Middlebury museum has put on QUITE the display. Its train exhibit is organized by the Mid Vermont train club. The group has been transforming the second-floor room at the Sheldon Museum into a village for the past twenty-five years. This year's exhibit is three levels and has structures representing the town of Middlebury in each season. The display is open to the public until January 14th.

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It's the last time you will see this ...President Obama and his family officially lit the National Christmas Tree. The first lady and their younger daughter Sasha were on hand to help in Presidents Park last night. The national christmas tree has been tradition in Washington for over 90 years. It dates back to President Calvin Coolidge in 19-23.

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((TRT: 1:32 ... OC: MIKE MCCUNE)) ((The UVM men's basketball team fell 68-50 at 20th ranked South Carolina last night to drop to 6-3 on the season. The Cats next host Dartmouth this coming Wednesday night. ------------------- Mount Van Hoevenberg, just outside of Lake Placid, will host a luge World Cup stop for the third straight year this weekend. It's not the fastest course on the cup circuit but it's very demanding, lots of tough turns in this 19-curve layout. The U.S. Team has done very well here in years past. Last December, team USA scored six podium finishes, three of them gold. Two of the big names to watch this weekend, Lake Placid's own Chris Mazdzer, who won a gold here in singles last year. He's competing today and Sochi Bronze medalist Erin Hamlin, who also won gold here a year ago, will compete on Saturday. ---------------------- - ((Mazdzer/ We're gone for nine weeks straight a lot of times, so to have Lake Placid in the middle of one of our trips is fantastic. We have a lot of success here because it is our home track. We have tons of training and the conditions like to change a lot, as you're seeing right here. So the other competitors, they might be used to making those subtle changes day in, day out, but we are.)) ((Hamlin/ The biggest part of our advantage at Lake Placid is that we are based here. We train here. We have more runs here than anywhere else in the world. Most of us learned how to slide here. So there's just that level of comfort here that we don't find anywhere else. It's always great to come home and race. I have a huge group of fiends and family that come out. It's a track I've slid on, I don't even know how many times, so it's nice to be comfortable and it's always an awesome event. So I'm excited.)) --------------------- We'll have highlights from the opening day of competition tonight at 6pm. With your sportswrap, I'm Mike McCune. ))

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Temperature outlook for December: Warmer than average expected in the northeast. Colder in the northern plains and Rockies. Precipitation outlook for December: Wetter than average for much of the U.S., especially the southern plains.

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It's a cheesy parade... For dairy lovers everywhere... Crowds cheered yesterday in Concord, Massachusetts as this giant wheel of cheese was rolled into town. It's part of an annual celebration... Where onlookers wave flags and celebrate the dairy product that made it all the way from italy. Any guesses how much it weighed?? ((anchors guess)) 400 pounds!

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still ahead ... The president elect continues his victory tour today .. As he picks out his cabinet members... And a new law in the empire state helps you avoid telemarketers ... and new developments in the case of a missing vermont man's mom ... Who's presumed dead at sea....

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A New Hampshire woman is accused of hiring someone to murder her exes new girlfriend.. Police say 20 year old Monique Earle was staying at a shelter in Claremont when she asked another resident to quote "take care of a girl for her" Undercover officers met with Earle the next day and she insisted on going through with her plans. Earle did not enter a plea in court yesterday.

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There may be new office for the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program as they prepare for the arrival of up to 100 mostly syrian refugees. They plan on setting up shop in downtown rutland Locating specific families for resettlement will begin in the next several days. The first families aren't expected to arrive until next month

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New Hampshire's North Country is about to get a boost in cell service. US Senator Jeanne Shaheen will be announcing today in Northumberland that 4G LTE service is EXPANDING It's a product of Wireless Partners LLC and WILL carry Verizon services. She expects it to help the economy, tourism and public safety.

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Lawmakers are proposing the granite state gets one billion dollars to fight the opioid crisis. This comes in a new bill to prevent and treat those addicted to opiates and other drugs. Senator Shaheen says it's a step in the right direction ... The bill will soon head over to the senate.

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Milk producers in New York deal with major trade obstacles ... Officials say Canada recently implemented a policy to discourage cheesemakers there from using imported, ultra-filtered milk from the U-S. The new policy sets Canada's product prices way below the Empire State's prices. Senator Chuck Schumer is in talks with Canadian officials to reverse the policy.

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Avoiding telemarketers just got a little bit easier... Thanks to a new law. It requires them to use accurate caller ID information. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the move yesterday... He says people complained that Caller ID doesn't always display the correct info when telemarketers call.

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A Vermont company is cooking up canine treats with cannabis. Reilly's HempVet is a supplements startup aimed at helping man's best friend deal with everything from joint pain to anxiety. Your pooch does not need a medical marijuana card to get it though -- as the product is made using hemp. Company founder Bill Reilly says customers report great results... veterinarians require a bit more convincing.

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(00:23:08:00) ((Bill Reilly - Reilly's HempVet my experience is that vets are very supportive of supplements in general and when you get into the cannabis, there's still a lot of questions about it out there)) Reilly says THC -- the psycho-active component of marijuana is bad for dogs. But hemp has little T-H-C and is high in C-B-D, a chemical largely credited with marijuana's medicinal benefits.

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Scattered rain/snow showers today. A little more steady snow shower activity late in day into the overnight. Trace - 2" of snow by Saturday morning, mainly in the higher elevations. More scattered snow showers on Saturday, with another trace - 2" by the end of the day, again the higher amounts in the mountains. The snow showers will taper off early Sunday, and there will be a mini-dry streak for a few days. Still lots of clouds around on Sunday & Monday, but some sunshine on Tuesday. Then a stronger storm system will start to move in by Wednesday into Thursday with a wintry mix of snow, sleet, freezing rain & just plain rain.

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A New Hampshire woman is accused of hiring someone to murder her exes new girlfriend.. Police say 20 year old Monique Earle was staying at a shelter in Claremont when she asked another resident to quote "take care of a girl for her" Undercover officers met with Earle the next day and she insisted on going through with her plans. Earle did not enter a plea in court yesterday.

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There may be new office for the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program as they prepare for the arrival of up to 100 mostly syrian refugees. They plan on setting up shop in downtown rutland Locating specific families for resettlement will begin in the next several days. The first families aren't expected to arrive until next month

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New Hampshire's North Country is about to get a boost in cell service. US Senator Jeanne Shaheen will be announcing today in Northumberland that 4G LTE service is EXPANDING It's a product of Wireless Partners LLC and WILL carry Verizon services. She expects it to help the economy, tourism and public safety.

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Lawmakers are proposing the granite state gets one billion dollars to fight the opioid crisis. This comes in a new bill to prevent and treat those addicted to opiates and other drugs. Senator Shaheen says it's a step in the right direction ... The bill will soon head over to the senate.

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Milk producers in New York deal with major trade obstacles ... Officials say Canada recently implemented a policy to discourage cheesemakers there from using imported, ultra-filtered milk from the U-S. The new policy sets Canada's product prices way below the Empire State's prices. Senator Chuck Schumer is in talks with Canadian officials to reverse the policy.

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Scattered rain/snow showers today. A little more steady snow shower activity late in day into the overnight. Trace - 2" of snow by Saturday morning, mainly in the higher elevations. More scattered snow showers on Saturday, with another trace - 2" by the end of the day, again the higher amounts in the mountains. The snow showers will taper off early Sunday, and there will be a mini-dry streak for a few days. Still lots of clouds around on Sunday & Monday, but some sunshine on Tuesday. Then a stronger storm system will start to move in by Wednesday into Thursday with a wintry mix of snow, sleet, freezing rain & just plain rain.

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Today: Fairly mild, cloudy, start to the day. Temps not changing too much and scattered, light, rain/snow showers expected, a little heavier late in the day.

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((THANK GARY))

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President-elect Donald Trump holds more meetings at Trump Tower in New York today as he continues to fill out his administration. Up next .. his pick for Secretary of Defense... Sources says he will name retired General James Mattis to the cabinet position. Mattis spent 44 years in the marines -- serving both in Afghanistan and Iraq.

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This morning ... Tennessee search and rescue crews continue to look for about 70 people who were reported missing -- after wildfires spread in a section of the state. As of this morning ... Officials say at least 10 people were killed ... And dozens more hurt. So far the fire scorched thousands of acres near GATLinburg -- and thousands of people are still unable to return home after evacuations earlier this week.

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Murder for hire ... An upper valley woman is accused of trying to have her ex-boyfriend's new girlfriend killed. Cat Viglienzoni has more.

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NATS 000418 "All rise" 20-year-old Monique Earle faced a judge in Claremont court Thursday afternoon. The charges against her -- that she tried to hire someone to torture and kill her ex-boyfriend's new girlfriend -- could land her behind bars for 30 years if she's convicted. Investigators say -- she was angry... and claimed the new woman -- had ruined her life ... and stolen her man. ((SOT Marc Hathaway, Sullivan County Attorney 000840 She indicated that she was pregnant and that she had a child as well 44)) Police say, Earle was staying at a shelter in Claremont ... and asked another woman to QUOTE "take care of a girl for her" -- and even wrote down a list of things she wanted done... including kidnapping ... drugging... and raping the intended victim for days... and then killing her. ((SOT Hathaway 002011 She was serious about it. She was given ample opportunity to take another course of action and chose not to 17)) The informant warned police... who worked with the state's drug task force to set up an undercover operation the next day. They say Earle offered $500 -- and a purse -- as payment... and showed police where the intended victim worked and lived. By Wednesday night -- Earle was behind bars. ((SOT Chief Alexander Scott, Claremont Police 002612 we were fortunately able to make an arrest in less than 24 hours in this instance 17)) Claremont Police Chief Alexander Scott has only seen one other murder-for-hire case in his 20-plus year career. He says, they took Earle's threats seriously. ((SOT Chief Alexander Scott, Claremont PD 002744 In any investigation of this nature, you're sort-of looking for a level of seriousness in terms of is this idle chatter or angry talk 55 And in this case, reading the affidavit will demonstrate that it went well beyond that 002801)) ((CAT VIGLIENZONI, CLAREMONT 003011 Earle is being held on $100,000 bail. She will be in court again next week. Cat Viglienzoni, Channel 3 News, Claremont 003019))

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A Vermont woman might soon be behind bars herself... after police say she mailed drugs to an inmate. 28 year old Tricia Bisson of Craftsbury Common allegedly mailed suboxone -- to an inmate at the state prison in Springfield. She faces multiple charges.

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three women were arrested in connection to an assault and robbery last week in Moretown. Amanda Belville, Stephanie McElroy, and Jennifer Caplin are accused of attacking a woman on Freeman Hill Road and then stealing items from her car. Police located McElroy during a traffic stop yesterday ... Belville was arrested in Northfield and Caplin -- who police did not provide a photo of -- was taken into custody yesterday as well.

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It turned out to be quite the expensive gondola ride... Alex and Rose ... So just how much is the patron getting from the resort? Melissa ... A pittsfield woman is getting 750 thousand dollars... This after she was stuck in a Killington gondola for more than six hours. Nadine Price says back in 20-11, she suffered from MILD HYPOTHERMIA and severe PTSD -- after being trapped inside the gondola. She was hiking and took the gondola in the late afternoon. But bad weather shut it down early - and SHE was STRANDED. The jury determined Killington would pay her THREE QUARTERS of a million dollars. Killington is NOT commenting on the matter.

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New York lawmakers PLAN TO FIGHT federal attempts to take back FUNDS supporting small, rural hospitals in the North Country. Senator Chuck Schumer will discuss the issue at a press conference this morning at a hospital in Lowville ... that's north of Syracuse. He says rural hospitals need the money .. As they serve senior citizens and underserved populations in rural areas...

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Milk producers in New York deal with major trade obstacles ... Officials say Canada recently implemented a policy to discourage cheesemakers there from using imported, ultra-filtered milk from the U-S. The new policy sets Canada's product prices way below the Empire State's prices. Senator Chuck Schumer is in talks with Canadian officials to reverse the policy.

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Avoiding telemarketers just got a little bit easier... Thanks to a new law. It requires telemarketers to use accurate caller ID information. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the move yesterday... He says people complained that Caller ID doesn't always display the correct info when telemarketers call. The state consumer protection division says people can register for the Do Not Call list online at www.donotcall.gov .

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Big rigs are running out of parking spots in South Burlington. The trucks used to be allowed to park overnight at the K-mart parking lot. The property is owned by Hannaford... the company tells WCAX it kicked the trucks out -- after getting complaints from neighbors. Some drivers started parking on nearby Fayette Drive -- until cement barriers blocked the spots. Cars are still allowed to park between the barrier on Fayette Drive.

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the historic covered bridge connecting Cornwall and Salisbury is being torn down....it burned in September. A construction crew has been removing parts of the bridge for the past two weeks. They think it'll be completely removed by next week. A temporary single-lane bridge is expected to be put in place by the beginning of January.

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((2SHOT)) ((GREEN WALL)) Current: Cloudy and fairly mild Local temps: Mainly in 30s NE radar/temps: A few, scattered rain/snow showers U.S. Rad/sat: Front went by yesterday, now trailing trough of low pressure hanging back, keeping things unsettled in the northeast. Forecast clouds/precip: Scattered rain/snow showers today. A little more steady snow shower activity late in day into the overnight. Trace - 2" of snow by Saturday morning, mainly in the higher elevations. More scattered snow showers on Saturday, with another trace - 2" by the end of the day, again the higher amounts in the mountains.

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Today: Scattered rain/snow showers Highs: 38 to 45 Wind: S to W 10 to 15 mph Tonight: Snow showers Trace to 2" Lows: 27 to 34 Wind: NW 10 to 15 mph Saturday: Scattered snow showers Another trace to 2" Highs: 33 to 40 Wind: NNW 10 to 15 mph Extended: Sunday: Mostly cloudy Lows: 20s Highs: 30s Monday: Mostly cloudy Lows: 15 to 25 Highs: 30s Tuesday: Partly cloudy Lows: 15 to 25 Highs: 30s Hyper-Extended: Wednesday: Mostly cloudy Chance for wintry mix Lows: 20s Highs: 30s Thursday: Mostly cloudy Rain/snow showers Lows: 28 to 35 Highs: 35 to 45

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((TRT: 1:32 ... OC: MIKE MCCUNE)) ((The UVM men's basketball team fell 68-50 at 20th ranked South Carolina last night to drop to 6-3 on the season. The Cats next host Dartmouth this coming Wednesday night. ------------------- Mount Van Hoevenberg, just outside of Lake Placid, will host a luge World Cup stop for the third straight year this weekend. It's not the fastest course on the cup circuit but it's very demanding, lots of tough turns in this 19-curve layout. The U.S. Team has done very well here in years past. Last December, team USA scored six podium finishes, three of them gold. Two of the big names to watch this weekend, Lake Placid's own Chris Mazdzer, who won a gold here in singles last year. He's competing today and Sochi Bronze medalist Erin Hamlin, who also won gold here a year ago, will compete on Saturday. ---------------------- - ((Mazdzer/ We're gone for nine weeks straight a lot of times, so to have Lake Placid in the middle of one of our trips is fantastic. We have a lot of success here because it is our home track. We have tons of training and the conditions like to change a lot, as you're seeing right here. So the other competitors, they might be used to making those subtle changes day in, day out, but we are.)) ((Hamlin/ The biggest part of our advantage at Lake Placid is that we are based here. We train here. We have more runs here than anywhere else in the world. Most of us learned how to slide here. So there's just that level of comfort here that we don't find anywhere else. It's always great to come home and race. I have a huge group of fiends and family that come out. It's a track I've slid on, I don't even know how many times, so it's nice to be comfortable and it's always an awesome event. So I'm excited.)) --------------------- We'll have highlights from the opening day of competition tonight at 6pm. With your sportswrap, I'm Mike McCune. ))

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The plane was out of fuel and in total electrical failure before it crashed in Columbia... This according to the audio from the cockpit of the ill fated jet. 71 people were killed. Many of those were members of a Brazilian soccer team .. Six people survived. The cockpit recordings reveal the pilot said the plane was in trouble ... And asked where the runway was .. The air traffic controller replied -- more than eight miles away. The pilot responds with one word: Jesus.

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A former NFL football player is killed in a road rage incident in New Orleans.... Joe McKnight was shot and killed by 54-year-old Ronald Gasser yesterday after an argument at an intersection. The 28-year-old played for the New York Jets and the Kansas City Chiefs.

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Former astronaut, Buzz Aldrin is now recovering in New Zealand -- after being evacuated from the South Pole for medical reasons. Aldrin flew in the Apollo 11 Mission in 1969 -- he was the second person to ever walk on the moon. Now, the 86-year old is recovering from what doctors say was fluid in his lungs. Medical professionals say his health deteriorated while visiting the South Pole as part of a tourist group.

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The oldest known survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor is heading back to Hawaii. 104 year old Ray Chavez was a seaman first class when the bombs fell on the USS Arizona. Thanks to his community's fundraising efforts, he'll be heading back to the island for the 75th anniversary of the attack. He still remembers the chaos and his runs for help.

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((Ray Chavez, Pearl Harbor Survivor 3:55 "All the harbor was on fire, all the ships were smoking black smoke because the Japanese had torpedoed and bombed")) More than 2400 Americans died that day. .

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It's been a fixture in the Burlington music scene for decades. But now it's closing it's doors in the Queen City. 242 Main is a venue for people of all ages -- located beneath Burlington's Memorial Auditorium. City officials say the building has some overdue maintenance and they plan to close its doors for good -- soon. Those who played at 242 Main -- or attended shows there -- are putting on a final concert this weekend to honor its legacy.

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((TC 01:25:29:22 Title 4881 Ruston Fettig/Drummer: "I remember going there in high school and my parents wouldn't have let me go to Nectars or a bar." 01:25:35:22)) ((TC 14:56:00 Title 4892 James Lockridge/Big Heavy World: "So I'm looking around and I'm seeing cinder blocks and concrete and I'm thinking, you know, in anybody else's head space this wouldn't be anything special to look at. But I know in my heart how special its been for decades to hundreds and thousands of people." 15:13:18)) Eliza Larson will tell us more about the venue -- and the people trying to preserve its memory -- coming up at 6.

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Less sugar but same taste... It's a bold claim, but Nestle believes there's a way to make its chocolate that way. The global chocolate maker says by hollowing out sugar particles -- it can reduce the chocolate's sugar content by as much as 40 percent. Nestle plans to roll out the new low sugary goodness products in 20-18. ((TOSS TO GARY))

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NE radar/temps: A few, scattered rain/snow showers Today: Fairly mild, cloudy, start to the day. Temps not changing too much and scattered, light, rain/snow showers expected, a little heavier late in the day.

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A home in New Hampshire raided by the FBI ... It's connection to a vermont man who was lost at sea. Plus more bars in more places -- how expanded service is set to help the Granite State. And, we are learning about a new dog treat involving hemp...

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Today: Fairly mild, cloudy, start to the day. Temps not changing too much and scattered, light, rain/snow showers expected, a little heavier late in the day.

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A group of lawmakers fail to stop a ruling -- making it OK for federal agents to search millions of Americans' computers and cell phones. As of yesterday, it now takes a single search warrant to do that... But a bipartisan group of senators tried to stop the rule from taking effect. Republican Senate leaders denied their requests for a vote. The Justice Department says the updated rule is needed to help investigate and track down cyber criminals.

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They have a new office and now are hiring staff before the expected arrival of up to 100 mostly Syrian refugees. the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program plans to set up shop in downtown Rutland. Locating specific families for resettlement will begin in the next several days. The first families aren't expected to arrive until next month Officials are still unsure if President-Elect Donald Trump's administration will change the country's refugee policy.

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The FBI and hazmat teams swarm a New Hampshire property... Rose and Alex -- why was that house targeted? Melissa...the owners of that home are tied to an investigation involving a Vermont man -- who was lost at sea. According to the Keene Sentinel -- more than a dozen people in FBI haz-mat suits were at a house off Route 9A in Spofford yesterday. That property is reportedly owned by the Chakalos family. John Chakalos was found shot to death in 2013 -- he's the grandfather of Nathan Carman ... The Vermont man who was rescued after he and his mother linda were lost at sea. Linda Carman is presumed dead. This fall ... investigators searched Nathan Carman's Vernon home for evidence related to that ill-fated fishing trip. Carman denies any wrongdoing in that case. He was also a suspect in his grandfather's death -- but was never charged. New Hampshire State Police could not confirm if they were involved.

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A NEW cell service in New Hampshire's North Country will significantly BOOST THE DEVELOPMENT of the region. Today U-S Senator Jeanne Shaheen plans to announce 4G LTE service is EXPANDING. It's a product of Wireless Partners LLC and WILL carry Verizon services. She says it will help the economy, tourism and public safety.

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One billion dollars to fight the opioid crisis in the Granite State... That's how much lawmakers proposed in a new bill to prevent and treat those addicted to opiates and other drugs. Senator Shaheen says it's a step in the right direction ... The bill will soon head over to the senate.

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Two Hartford women pleaded NOT GUILTY yesterday after being accused by police of TRAFFICKING HEROINE into Vermont. Police say Sarah Allen and Raelynn Bomhower were buying drugs OUT OF STATE and then SELLING THEM HERE. Allen claimed she was only running a dog walking business, but police recovered 200 BAGS OF HEROINE at her home on the Center of Town Road. Allen has a 3 year old who is now with one of his grandparents.

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New details about the case involving a Vermont woman that made national headlines. Timothy Miller, from Nicaragua, said he was guilty of helping Lisa Miller-- no relation--- flee the country with her daughter so she wouldn't have to share custoday with her ex-partner in Vermont-- Janet Jenkins. Prosecutors say Timothy Miller bought plane tickets to Nicaragua for Lisa Miller and her 7-year-old daughter in 2009 and helped them get settled in Central America. The whereabouts of Lisa Miller and her daughter are unknown.

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A Vermont company is cooking up canine treats with cannabis. Reilly's HempVet is a supplements startup aimed at helping man's best friend deal with everything from joint pain to anxiety. Your pooch does not need a medical marijuana card to get it though -- as the product is made using hemp. Company founder Bill Reilly says customers report great results... veterinarians require a bit more convincing.

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(00:23:08:00) ((Bill Reilly - Reilly's HempVet my experience is that vets are very supportive of supplements in general and when you get into the cannabis, there's still a lot of questions about it out there)) Reilly says THC -- the psycho-active component of marijuana is bad for dogs. But hemp has little T-H-C and is high in C-B-D, a chemical largely credited with marijuana's medicinal benefits.

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((2SHOT)) ((GREEN WALL)) Current: Cloudy and fairly mild Local temps: Mainly in 30s NE radar/temps: A few, scattered rain/snow showers U.S. Rad/sat: Front went by yesterday, now trailing trough of low pressure hanging back, keeping things unsettled in the northeast. Forecast clouds/precip: Scattered rain/snow showers today. A little more steady snow shower activity late in day into the overnight. Trace - 2" of snow by Saturday morning, mainly in the higher elevations. More scattered snow showers on Saturday, with another trace - 2" by the end of the day, again the higher amounts in the mountains.

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Today: Scattered rain/snow showers Highs: 38 to 45 Wind: S to W 10 to 15 mph Tonight: Snow showers Trace to 2" Lows: 27 to 34 Wind: NW 10 to 15 mph Saturday: Scattered snow showers Another trace to 2" Highs: 33 to 40 Wind: NNW 10 to 15 mph Extended: Sunday: Mostly cloudy Lows: 20s Highs: 30s Monday: Mostly cloudy Lows: 15 to 25 Highs: 30s Tuesday: Partly cloudy Lows: 15 to 25 Highs: 30s Hyper-Extended: Wednesday: Mostly cloudy Chance for wintry mix Lows: 20s Highs: 30s Thursday: Mostly cloudy Rain/snow showers Lows: 28 to 35 Highs: 35 to 45

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At WCAX we are collecting hats, mittens, gloves and scarves for Vermonters in need. It's the annual Mitten Tree -- and we are lucky enough to join UPS Stores in the efforts to help out this holiday season .... Marc Pratico with UPS is here now...

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Don Ruggles is one of those guys who doesn't waste a minute. and when the super senior is home - EVERY SECOND counts. Here's Joe Carroll.

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This is a story about time. (00:01:51:00) (( Don whistling while walking down the aisle )) And how we use it. (00:34:41:00) ((Don Ruggles/Super Senior: I don't, I don't waste a minute. )) (00:03:07:00) ((nat sot, more whistling)) Eighty one year old Don Ruggles has been clocking in at the ReSource store in Barre for the last couple years. (00:03:29:00) ((Don, this is a coffee maker a guy left this morning. )) It's a place where people donate their goods - Don cleans and prices them for sale. (00:03:36:00) ((Don: Scrub him down. )) (00:06:22:00) (( Joe: You enjoy working. Don: Ahh! I'm a workaholic. )) Don grew up poor and when his father died - the 7 year old had to grow up fast. Taking any job he could to help support the family. (00:07:09:00 ) ((Don, It's a rough life, but I survived. )) Right out of high school, he went to work full time, eventually owning a hardware store that is now closed. But Don hasn't slowed down. (00:10:18:00) (( Joe: you don't waste anytime. Don: Oh nah, no I'm always doing something. )) He works at the store 20 hours a week. If he's not here - most likely you will catch him volunteering at a nursing home, putting in over a hundred hours a month. But the man who helps others needed help himself a few years ago. (00:26:20:00) ((Don: and I hit my head on the frozen ground and I say, two weeks later we found out it did damage. )) He was in the hospital for two months. (00:28:03:00) (( Joe: Have you changed since the accident? Don: Oh yeah, I realize God had a blessing and it weren't my time you know. )) (00:28:14:00) (( I don't swear no more, I don't get upset, I ah, take a lot of change and accept change.)) (00:40:46:00) ((Connor LaClair/ReSource Coordinator, He's our oldest volunteer we have and he's beloved by everyone here- he sets an example - he does good work and I think that's the most important thing.)) (00:46:11:00) ((Nat sot leaving the store and saying morning. )) His day is done at the store - now it's time for his passion. ((nat sot of clocks)) For the kid who couldn't afford a single clock growing up - he now has over 1,600 time pieces. (00:47:45:00) (( Joe: You're running out of room. Don: I ran out of room a long time ago. )) (00:47:52:00) ((Don: I used every inch I could find. )) From seasonal clocks to retro - Don has them all. (00:33:01:00) ((Don, No I just wanted to try another hobby....and somehow I said - hey how about clocks. )) (01:03:23:00) ((Nat sot, Cuckoo Cuckoo clock going off.)) There was a time when Don and his wife, Lois, filled the house with teddy bears. They were together for 42 years. (01:08:52:00) (( Joe: She had Alzheimers? Don: Yes, yup, It came on fast! )) He started collecting the clocks after she died. He admits his hobby is a bit over the top. (01:06:16:00) (( Joe: Oh there's more? Don: Oh hundreds.)) A clock shows us a moment in time and how we live it. ((nat sot of second hand on clock)) And savors every second he's alive. (01:04:53:00) ((Don, Oh all the time, that's what I do. )) Joe Carroll, Channel 3 News, Berlin.

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Temperature outlook for December: Warmer than average expected in the northeast. Colder in the northern plains and Rockies. Precipitation outlook for December: Wetter than average for much of the U.S., especially the southern plains.

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President Elect Donald Trump may have a new Secretary of Defense... Mr. Trump is holding more meetings today as he continues to fill out his administration. Sources says he will name retired General James Mattis to the cabinet position. Mattis spent 44 years in the marines -- serving both in Afghanistan and Iraq.

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The search is on for 70 people who have been reported missing due to the Tennesse Wildfires. Officials say at least 11 people were killed ... And dozens more hurt. So far the fire scorched thousands of acres near Gatlinburg -- leaving thousands homeless still after evacuations earlier this week.

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A New Hampshire woman is accused of hiring someone to murder her exes new girlfriend.. Police say 20 year old Monique Earle was staying at a shelter in Claremont when she asked another resident to quote "take care of a girl for her" Undercover officers met with Earle the next day and she insisted on going through with her plans. Earle did not enter a plea in court yesterday.

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There may be new office for the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program as they prepare for the arrival of up to 100 mostly syrian refugees. They plan on setting up shop in downtown rutland Locating specific families for resettlement will begin in the next several days. The first families aren't expected to arrive until next month

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New Hampshire's North Country is about to get a boost in cell service. US Senator Jeanne Shaheen will be announcing today in Northumberland that 4G LTE service is EXPANDING It's a product of Wireless Partners LLC and WILL carry Verizon services. She expects it to help the economy, tourism and public safety.

50} NHOPIATE3_TOPVO


Lawmakers are proposing the granite state gets one billion dollars to fight the opioid crisis. This comes in a new bill to prevent and treat those addicted to opiates and other drugs. Senator Shaheen says it's a step in the right direction ... The bill will soon head over to the senate.

51} NYMILK3_OC__VO


Milk producers in New York deal with major trade obstacles ... Officials say Canada recently implemented a policy to discourage cheesemakers there from using imported, ultra-filtered milk from the U-S. The new policy sets Canada's product prices way below the Empire State's prices. Senator Chuck Schumer is in talks with Canadian officials to reverse the policy.

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Avoiding telemarketers just got a little bit easier... Thanks to a new law. It requires them to use accurate caller ID information. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the move yesterday... He says people complained that Caller ID doesn't always display the correct info when telemarketers call.

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A Vermont company is cooking up canine treats with cannabis. Reilly's HempVet is a supplements startup aimed at helping man's best friend deal with everything from joint pain to anxiety. Your pooch does not need a medical marijuana card to get it though -- as the product is made using hemp. Company founder Bill Reilly says customers report great results... veterinarians require a bit more convincing.

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(00:23:08:00) ((Bill Reilly - Reilly's HempVet my experience is that vets are very supportive of supplements in general and when you get into the cannabis, there's still a lot of questions about it out there)) Reilly says THC -- the psycho-active component of marijuana is bad for dogs. But hemp has little T-H-C and is high in C-B-D, a chemical largely credited with marijuana's medicinal benefits.

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Vermont got the green light for new restrictions on prescribing opiates. Governor Peter Shumlin says the new rules are the toughest in America. Doctors will have to follow the new guidelines - which put a 9 to 12 pill limit -- for minor medical procedures. More serious conditions give doctors more leeway. The new limits go into effect July first of 20-17.

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Property taxes are likely on the rise next year. According to The Tax Department, the median tax bill is projected to increase more than 2-percent next year. Governor Elect Phil Scott says he wants to work with lawmakers to address that hike - and try to make Vermont more affordable. Property taxes in large helps fund schools. Enrollment is down across the state while total costs are rising.

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Gary? How's the weather?

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Scattered rain/snow showers today. A little more steady snow shower activity late in day into the overnight. Trace - 2" of snow by Saturday morning, mainly in the higher elevations. More scattered snow showers on Saturday, with another trace - 2" by the end of the day, again the higher amounts in the mountains. The snow showers will taper off early Sunday, and there will be a mini-dry streak for a few days. Still lots of clouds around on Sunday & Monday, but some sunshine on Tuesday. Then a stronger storm system will start to move in by Wednesday into Thursday with a wintry mix of snow, sleet, freezing rain & just plain rain.

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Scattered rain/snow showers today. A little more steady snow shower activity late in day into the overnight. Trace - 2" of snow by Saturday morning, mainly in the higher elevations. More scattered snow showers on Saturday, with another trace - 2" by the end of the day, again the higher amounts in the mountains.


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