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((THANK GARY)) But first let's get to ...

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Today: AM showers, then clearing, warm.

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(TRUMP: "There is a chance that we could end up having a major, major conflict with North Korea. Absolutely.") President Trump SAYS, he is not ruling out military action against North Korea. Tensions with them have escalated because they keep testing ballistic and nuclear weapons. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says, China has asked North Korea to stop doing it. Tillerson says, China is threatening to add sanctions against North Korea to put pressure on the government to stop.

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Another developing story overnight: Police that this New Hampshire kidnapped and sexually assaulted a 14-year-old. They say, 33-year-old Kurt Carpentino of Hinsdale took her from New Hampshire to Vermont. He's expected in court today after being picked up in Springfield. Police say, he has a criminal record in both Vermont and New Hampshire.

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A former Highgate Elementary para-educator is expected top face new charges. 33-year-old Josie Spears is accused of forcing a student to have oral sex at her home. The victim told investigators, she also brought him into a staff room at the school that she knew didn't have security cameras so she could touch his genitals over his clothes. The new charges - including aggravated sexual assault- come after she was already accused of sending nude photos to the ten-year-old.

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((Winton Goodrich, Franklin Northwest Supervisory Union 8489 9:04:14-9:04:22 "Now with this new information we're able to hone in on different aspects of the school day to see if indeed any of this could have happened.")) ((Richard Stepien, Detective Trooper Vermont State Police 8486 8:40:35-8:40:40 "I had the gut feeling that it was perhaps a little more than photo exchange.")) Spears' attorney told us that her client continues to say that she didn't do it. Spears could face up to life in prison if convicted of the new charges.

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He's accused of threatening to kill his classmates and now that South Burlington student is waking up in his own home this morning. Channel 3's Tyler Dumont updates us on Josiah Leach's release and the federal charges aga inst him.

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Newly filed court documents show more insight into South Burlington High threat suspect Josiah Leach -- including a partial confession -- and possible motive. Investigators say Leach sent more than a half dozen threats against students and staff -- through emails, Facebook, phone calls and in a video. Now, a search warrant filed with the court shows the electronics that he may have used to do it. Two cell phones, three laptops and a thumb drive were among the items seized in the investigation. Federal authorities also say Leach lied about that evidence -- claiming a cell phone was destroyed and a laptop was stolen -- but investigators say both were found inside his South Burlington apartment. Documents show Leach first told authorities his accounts had been hacked -- and he wondered why he was being questioned. ((TILE 0831 18:51:20--18:57:06 CHIEF TREVOR WHIPPLE: "Certainly, in my office, there's no continued view that there's somebody else that we're looking for.")) But the feds say Leach later admitted to sending a threatening email with a kill list. ((VIDEO THREAT NAT)) Court paperwork show the teen also confessed to taking this video from YouTube and editing in a computer-generated voiceover to repeat threats. When asked about his motive -- authorities say Leach said "he felt that he had been treated like a joke and wanted others to feel the same way." After a detention hearing Thursday -- Leach was released from federal custody. ((TILE 0831 16:12:25--16:17:21 CHIEF TREVOR WHIPPLE: "I'm certainly a little disappointed. My preference would have been to have him detained.")) ((NAT leaving court)) There was no comment from Leach or his attorney. He's now in the custody of his mother and under house arrest -- and will be monitored with a GPS ankle bracelet. Tyler Dumont -- channel 3 news -- Burlington.

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Part of the effort to get drugs off the streets ... Especially opiates ... Includes getting prescription meds out of your home and into the trash. National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is tomorrow. Just yesterday, we told you about Governor Scott's new push to make this happen. He says, most heroin addicts started down the road with drugs prescribed by doctors. If you have medicine that you want to get rid of ... There will be a police van in the University Mall parking lot between 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Anyone can drop off their expired and unused prescription drugs with no questions asked. Police departments across Vermont, New hampshire and New York are taking part. Check with your local police to find out when and where you can safely get rid of prescriptions on Saturday.

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A box for used needles could be coming to the Park and Ride in Richmond. Members of the Richmond Opioid Drug Task Force say, they applied for a state permit this week. A few weeks ago, the Richmond Selectboard gave the task force the green light to put syringe collection boxes around town. No word yet on where the other boxes could go. We're told the goal is to get people to drop needles into the boxes, not on the ground.

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A New report says, New hampshire is not doing enough to keep kids safe. The report says the New Hampshire Division for Children, Youth, and Families is slow to hire workers -- to help tackle the backlog of open abuse and neglect investigations. 24 of the agency's 116 positions are still open. Nearly 3-thousand investigations are on backlog right now.

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Most of us have heard of pay it forward ... Some of us have even experienced it in a drive thru. Channel 3's Alex hirsch is live in Colchester ... Where one store is hoping to spread the love today. Alex .. What's happening there? I'm at the dunkin donunts on college parkway by St. Michaels College. They're hoping to start something good today ... And make people's day by encouraging customers to pay it forward by paying for someone else's order.

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(01290900) ((Natalie Moore-St. Michaels College I think it totally makes everyone's day when it happens. You are so excited that there is still good people in the world.)) Natalie Moore is a senior at St. Michaels College. (NATS) She comes to this Dunkin Donuts almost every day. (01292800) ((natalie Moore Pretty much a daily event)) She says, while today is labeled Pay it Forward Day, it actually happens fairly often on regular days (NATS-THANKS SO MUCH HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY) (01301700) ((Natalie Moore I went to dunkin donuts with my nephew dressed in a cop costume. He is 8 and this guy paid for our meals and shook his hand and said thank you for your service)) (NATS_WHATAM I WAITING ON?) Ben May has been the manager here for almost two years. (NATS-IN CAR) He says, some days they have 25 to 30 cars in a row paying for the person behind them. (014025000) ((Ben May-Manager You see a smile on the customers face when you say you're all set, the car in front of you paid for you. you get a big smile oh my god make sure you thank them.)) He says, making an official day just encourages it even more. (01222900) ((Hannah Skibigiski_St. Michaels College Me and my friends come here before class and we went to pay and somebody had already paid for our entire order.)) That's something Hannah Skibigiski is all for ... Especially since she knows how good it feels like! (0122400) ((Hannah Skibigiski it was fun it was good way to start your morning ))

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You may surprised to hear this ... May says, around here, their biggest pay it forward days are Mondays! If you're wondering when the most customers did this ... According to the New York Times ... One of the biggest was December 2012 at a Tim Hortons in Winnipeg, Manitoba. 228 consecutive cars paid it forward. Julie have you ever had an expereinced this type of random act of kindness? BLAH BLAH BLAH-- Alex What about you? I have not. But I bought a donut and coffee and going to find someone to pay it forward to now.

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Yesterday were talking about the word Wahoo. A viewer told us that it was a shrub so we WERE CURIOUS WHAT IT LOOKED LIKE. We looked it up after the show and thought we'd would share it with you This is an Eastern Wahoo!

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Today: AM showers Then clearing Highs: 72 to 78 Wind: SW 10 to 15 mph Tonight: Increasing clouds Lows: 45 to 52 Wind: Light Saturday: AM showers Then gradual clearing Highs: 63 to 70 Wind: NW 5 to 15 mph Extended: Sunday: Partly sunny Lows: 33 to 40 Highs: 55 to 65 Monday: Mostly cloudy Breezy Showers, possible t-storms late Lows: 40s Highs: 62 to 72 Tuesday: Mostly cloudy Showers Lows: 48 to 58 Highs: 60s Wednesday: Mostly cloudy Showers Lows: 38 to 45 Highs: 50s Thursday: Partly sunny Chance for showers Lows: 35 to 42 Highs: 50s

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A NEW STUDY SHOWS THAT IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR WAYS TO BE HAPPIER AND MAKE DEEPER CONNECTIONS WITH THE PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE.. TRY BEING A LITTLE MORE COMPASSIONATE. "COMPASSION" IS RELATED TO EMPATHY ... AND HAS BEEN DESCRIBED AS FEELING LOVING KINDNESS TOWARD OTHER PEOPLE. AN ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF PSYCHOLOGY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI SAYS COMPASSIONATE PEOPLE TEND TO BE MORE FORGIVING OF OTHERS... AND HAVE A STRONGER SENSE OF LIFE PURPOSE. THEY ARE ALSO MORE SELF-CONFIDENT AND MORE RESILIENT.

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ONE COMPANY IS GIVING YOU A FIRST CLASS TICKET TO THE FUTURE OF FLYING A-3 BY AIRBUS HAS TRANSFORMED A PLANE INTO A GYM. THE FITNESS AREA WOULD HAVE YOGA MATS, SEATS FOR RESISTANCE BANDS, AND A SPIN CLASS. NOT ONLY ARE AIRLINES SHOWING INTREST...SO ARE FREQUENT FLYERS. THIS COULD BE REALITY IN A COUPLE OF YEARS.

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If you have a dog -- we want to let you know that a dangerous chemical has been found in Party Animal dog food. The food may have been contaminated with a drug used to put down dogs, cats and horses. The company says, the food was manufactured and distributed in 20-15. Cans of Cocolicious beef & turkey -- and beef & chicken dog food are affected. We have more details on our website -- wcax.com

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The common stereotype has teens glued to their phones 24-7. But a new poll finds that the majority of teens in the U.S. have actually taken a break from social media. Reasons include social media getting in the way or work or school, or teens getting tired of "the conflict and drama." The survey interviewed 790 teenagers ages 13 to 17 back in December.

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A heads up for drivers in Burlington to help you avoid a big ticket. The city is cleaning its streets and already towed about 30 cars that were left on the street. Those drivers are now stuck with a $125 bill -- plus a ticket. A parking ban is in effect for the west side of North Avenue. Free parking is available in some city lots. To find out when you need to move your car -- go to our website.

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((TOSS TO GARY))

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Today: AM showers, then clearing, warm.

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In the headlines this morning: Getting a company to pay for contaminated water clean up. New developments in the state's fight with PFOA. That as two communities are asked to boil water for safety reasons --- we'll explain what's happening in Plattsburgh and Barton. And ... Google glitch ... why the maps sometimes don't work.

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We start with those two communities having to boil water. In Plattsburgh--a water main is being repaired on Miller Street Homes 6 through 43 on Miller Street, 12 Cornelia Street and 170 Margaret Street are affected. And additional water testing is expected today in Barton. Officials tell us that brick work on Glover Street led to water problems and a boil water order there.

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It's a start for the state in its fight to get a company to pay for water clean up in Southern Vermont. Governor Scott's office says, an agreement has been reached for Saint-Gobain to pay for design work. The designs are for waterline extensions in Bennington this year. They say, this deal is effective regardless of whether the state is able to reach a final settlement with the company. State leaders say, Saint Gobain is tainted drinking water in the area with the chemical PFOA.

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A statehouse proposal -- nearly-guaranteed to become law -- could settle debate over who pays for the rest of the cleanup bill. Effectively, the new law would hold the company behind the polluting of drinking water in Southwestern Vermont responsible for cleanup costs. It would also make them pay to run town water lines to people with tainted wells.

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(00:00:39:00) ((Sen. Brian Campion - D-Bennington If we can get S.10 out, signed by the Governor that we will give them greater powers )) (00:06:48:00) ((Emily Boedecker - DEC Commissioner It's very important to us that we can say with a very high degree of confidence that the water people are drinking today is safe)) Vermont has argued St. Gobain must cover the whole cost of getting public water to residents with tainted wells -- estimated to be 33-million dollars. Company spokespeople have previously contended in-home filters they've installed in affected homes ARE a permanent solution.

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Special honors for Vermont Creamery at a specialty foods competition The Creamery took home the gold medal in the dessert sauce or topping catagory for its vanilla creme fresh. Other Vermont companies honored for its products were Fat Toad Farm -- Mount Mansfield Maple -- Lake Champlain Chocolates -- and Big Picture Farm.

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Its become almost a norm for most people--turning to google maps for directions But the quick search isn't always correct Channel 3's Jennifer Costa investigates a google glitch that's taking Bennington off the map

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((STANDUP OPEN Jennifer Costa/Bennington 00:51:11:20 "churches are affected." WALK 00:46:08:12 "small businesses are affected." 00:54:44:16 "the fire department is affected." WALK 00:35:25:17 "people's home are affected." 00:40:09:02 "even historic places are affected. The iconic Bennington Battle Monument is clearly in Bennington, but ask Google and it will tell you I'm in Woodford.")) ((GOOGLE "the Bennington Battle Monument is at 15 Monument Circle Woodford Vermont.")) If you live in Bennington -- you're not likely to confuse your town with its tiny neighbor -- ten minutes to the east. But tech giant -- Google -- can't get it right. ((Matt Harrington/Bennington Area Chamber of Commerce 00:05:22:06 "for some reason Google thought that everything around the Bennington area should be called Woodford.")) ((Lynn Green/owns Four Chimneys Inn 00:21:06:23 "I've had many calls with people saying how far are you from Bennington?")) For months Google -- has put Lynn Green's Bennington bed and breakfast in the wrong town. She says the error is confusing customers. And some guests are choosing other hotels. That's money leaving her pocket. Google Maps is messing with her mail too. Green says bills are not making it to her mailbox. And the address discrepancy is bumping her website down in Google's search results. ((**COVER - montage of businesses** Lynn Green/owns Four Chimneys Inn 00:22:33:22 "I just did a quick test of about 60 businesses and 58 of them were wrong.")) A big blow for a town that heavily depends on tourism. Woodford and Bennington share a zip code. And that may be part of the problem. But who's affected -- appears completely arbitrary. ((Jennifer Costa/Bennington 00:56:42:00 "Take the hospital for example. Google gets its address correct here in Bennington. But it puts several of the other doctors' offices on this campus in Woodford.")) ((Forest Weyen/Bennington Rescue Executive Director 00:14:12:18 "Addressing is the key to any public safety agency.")) The head of Bennington Rescue says this Google glitch could be putting you at risk -- since home and business addresses do not match the 911 database. ((Forest Weyen/Bennington Rescue Executive Director 00:10:39:09 "there could be a delay in dispatchers getting proper resources to them whether that is police, fire or EMS.")) ((Matt Harrington/Bennington Area Chamber of Commerce 00:02:48:01 "It's very hard to get somebody in Google to actually be a human, and be listening to you and have the decision making capability to really change it.")) The Chamber of Commerce tells us it's tried to fix the problem 700 times. Physically editing the addresses for each of its 350 members... TWICE! 72 hours later -- the correction always reverts to Woodford. ((Lynn Green/owns Four Chimneys Inn 00:27:12:09 "In the long run it's really going to hurt the economy of Bennington.")) Green got so frustrated she started a local taskforce. After 70 hours on the phone -- she was able to convince Google -- to change the text for her inn's entry -- but the map remains wrong. ((Lynn Green/owns Four Chimneys Inn 00:24:27:14 "I think Google wants a good user experience and I don't think they're out to hurt Bennington I think we're just getting lost in the shuffle.")) We wanted to hold the tech giant accountable -- but couldn't get anyone on the phone. After repeated calls and emails -- we finally got this statement from Google: ((GRX)) "We recognize that there may be inaccuracies that could arise...in this case, we're actively working on the issue and expect to have it fixed in the coming days." Jennifer Costa -- channel 3 news -- Bennington.

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Today: AM showers Then clearing Highs: 72 to 78 Wind: SW 10 to 15 mph Tonight: Increasing clouds Lows: 45 to 52 Wind: Light Saturday: AM showers Then gradual clearing Highs: 63 to 70 Wind: NW 5 to 15 mph Extended: Sunday: Partly sunny Lows: 33 to 40 Highs: 55 to 65 Monday: Mostly cloudy Breezy Showers, possible t-storms late Lows: 40s Highs: 62 to 72 Tuesday: Mostly cloudy Showers Lows: 48 to 58 Highs: 60s Wednesday: Mostly cloudy Showers Lows: 38 to 45 Highs: 50s Thursday: Partly sunny Chance for showers Lows: 35 to 42 Highs: 50s

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Nowich men's hockey team continues to get honors This time in Fenway Jack Fitzsimmons has more in todays sports wrap

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((Back in March, the Norwich men's hockey team took home the D3 national championship, and the honors have been rolling in since. --- Today may have been the coolest of all for the Cadets: the team was invited to Fenway Park to be recognized on the field before tonight's Red Sox game against the Yankees, and Boston area native Tyler Piacentini got to throw out the first pitch. --- As for the game itself, Chris Sale on the mound for Boston and he was cruising early. He gets Jacoby Ellsbury looking to end the third --- but in the fourth, the Bombers finally get on the board. Matt Holliday with the sac fly, in comes Aaron Hicks, 1-0 New York. --- Masahiro Tanaka on the bump for the Yankees tonight and he was even better than Sale --- Tanaka gets Dustin Pedroia flailing in the 6th --- Sale pitches into the ninth but Holliday gets to him again, this time a base hit to score Hicks and it's 2-0. That chases Sale --- then Starlin Castro with some insurance to make it 3-0 and that was more than enough --- because Tanaka pitches a complete game shutout Yankees win it 3-0 and take both games in this rain-shortened series --- The Yankees will return home tonight to host the first place Orioles. The Bombers just one game behind the Os. The Sox are at home tonight welcoming in the world champion Chicago Cubs. With your sportswrap, I'm Jack Fitzsimmons.

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UNITED AIRLINES HAS REACHED A SETTLEMENT WITH THE PASSENGER WHO WAS DRAGGED FROM ONE OF ITS FLIGHTS. YOU MAY REMEMBER THIS VIDEO... DAVID DAO WAS ORDERED OFF A UNITED FLIGHT FROM CHICAGO TO LOUISVILLE LAST MONTH... HE REFUSED TO LEAVE, AND WAS DRAGGED OFF THE PLANE. THEY AREN'T SAYING HOW MUCH, BUT DAO'S ATTORNEYS SAYS, UNITED DID THE RIGHT THING THE OFFICER THAT PULLED DOA OFF THE PLANE WORKED FOR THE CITY OF CHICAGO AND HAS BEEN SUSPENDED

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After three people died working on roadside crews in New York last year, today, the state is doing something to raise awareness ahead of the busy road work season. Today, if you're on the thruway and make a stop, you'll notice events promoting the "move over law" at rest areas. Previously, New York's law only applied to police and emergency or hazard vehicles. The law was expanded last year to include volunteer firefighters and ambulance workers. Violators can get two points on their license and a minimum 150-dollar fine if you don't move over. The events will be today from 10 to 2 pm at New Baltimore, Pattersonville, Dewitt and Clarence service areas in New York State.

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Also new this morning: it's a popular destination in the White Mountains and now the couple who runs the Mount Washington Cog Railway is retiring. Joel and Catherine Bedor bought the railway in 1983. Since then, ridership has more than quadrupled due to a new base lodge and replacing steam locomotive with biodiesel trains They have sold their interest in the railroad to their partner Wayne Presby. A fun fact ... The railway's first locomotive reached the summit of Mount Washington on July 3, 1869.

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This week's super senior works for free and says seeing her kids smile makes her job that much more rewarding Channel 3's Joe Carroll introduces us to Granny the Lunch Lady

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(00:00:06:00) (( Corey Juckett/Gym Teacher: when I say go, we're going to walk go. )) Every morning at Mary S Babcock School in Swanton the gym comes alive. (00:00:20:00) ((Corey: Now we're going to start jogging, go! )) Corey Juckett is their gym teacher. (00:00:33:00) (( Looking for your friends, freeze! )) The kids don't have to look too far for their friend - Granny's in the kitchen. (00:03:43:00) (( Kids: One, two, three, bye granny! )) Granny is 83 year old Marlene Lemnah. The loving lunch lady. (00:05:16:00) (( Joe: So granny is like the calm before the storm here? Granny: yeah it is because the cherubs will be coming in shortly. )) (00:05:27:00) ((Marlene: Here's JJ, now he's priceless. )) Seven year old J.J. Richard is one of granny's angels. She loves all the kids, but she has a special bond with the ones with life challenges. (00:06:34:00) (( Granny: He works. Joe: He works! Granny: absolutely. )) (00:08:00:00) (( JJ bring out the garbage can.)) The kitchen staff has only minutes to get ready before the kindergarteners, first and second graders come in hungry. (00:10:49:00) (( Joe: Some of these kids it's their main meal of the day. Granny: Yeah, it is. )) Granny also gives out a heaping helping of hugs. (00:14:40:00) ((nat sot, giving a girl a hug. )) (00:28:03:00) ((little girl, Come see me at the table! Granny: If I have time I will see you at the table. )) (00:15:09:00) ((Marlene to Corey, Oh I suppose you want a hug too, you're not getting one from me. )) Corey and Granny like to bicker. (00:37:51:00) ((Marlene: all you do is come in here and eat all our cheese sticks, that's all you do.)) (00:39:07:00) (( Joe: You and Corey, you two go at it! Granny: yeah we do and I love every minute of it and so does he. )) Despite the ribbing - Corey respects Granny. He was the one who nominated her to be a Super Senior. (00:33:11:00) ((Corey Juckett/Gym Teacher, She comes in, everyone she talks to she puts a smile on their face, people come in to give her a hug, just to have a little Granny time.)) (00:26:58:00) (( Joe: was you life a little different at this age? Granny: yes. very much so. And that perhaps the way I am today. )) The young Marlene had an unhappy and lonely childhood, living mostly in Burlington. She believes her father was from Lebanon. Much of that time is murky. (00:47:37:00) (( Joe: Is it hard remembering all this things because you don't want to remember? Granny: could well be. I'm sure I've blocked out all that I remember. )) She lived with a family friend. When Marlene was around 10, the woman shipped her off to Pennsylvania to take care of her daughter. Eventually she made it back to Vermont. (00:48:28:00) ((Granny: There was nothing warm and fuzzy about it...no. I like warm and fuzzy. Joe: I see that. Do you think your doing that now because you didn't have it as a kid? Granny: Yes I do. )) Granny does the job for free, her reward is the kids' smiles. (00:16:57:00) (( Granny: What is there about me you like that I give you once and a while? Samantha Daley: Cookies! )) (00:22:03:00) (( Granny: I got the best of two worlds, I love food and I'm with the kids. )) (00:22:08:00) (( I'm blessed.)) So are the kids. (00:57:42:00) ((One, two, three, bye Granny. )) Joe Carroll Channel 3 News, Swanton.

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Long range temps: Cooler than average into the first 10 days of May. Long range precip: Wetter than average during that time. Lake Champlain: Level continues to slowly drop.

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Today we have a special happy birthday to share with you (sera: coming up on the channel 3 early news the state changes its song) 20 years ago today was the very first morning show! The first anchor was Sera Congi and the live sports anchor was JJ Cioffi And of course our very own Gary Sadowsky It started at 6:30 am and it was a half hour show! on facebook yesterday Debbie Woods told us she remembers when the morning show started she says "Maybe didn't see the first show, but it was and still is a great way to start the day. My father who would of been 99 this year and my mom would would of been 91, never missed it either. Great job all......" ((ANCHORS REACT))

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more charges for a paraeducator accused of sexual assault of a minor. We take you to courtroom at the top of the hour.

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Get a coffee from someone! Buy a coffee for someone! or a donut. it's the motto of the day here at Dunkin Donuts. I'm live in Colchester and I'll explain their pay it forward day still ahead on the channel 3 morning news.

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We start with two communities having to boil water. In Plattsburgh--a water main is being repaired on Miller Street Homes 6 through 43 on Miller Street, 12 Cornelia Street and 170 Margaret Street are affected. And additional water testing is expected today in Barton. Officials tell us that brick work on Glover Street led to water problems and a boil water order there.

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One New Hampshire couple has announced their retirement after more than 3 decades at the Mount Washington Cog Railway Joel and Catherine Bedor (b-Door)--who purchased the railway in 1983--sold their interest to their partner Wayne Presby Since then ridership has more than quadrupled due to a new base lodge and replacing steam locomotive with biodiesel trains The railway's first locomotive reached the summit of Mount Washington on July 3, 1869.

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Most of us have heard of pay it forward ... Some of us have even experienced it in a drive thru. One store in Colchester is hoping to spread the love today. the dunkin donunts on college parkway by St. Michaels College, is having "pay it forward" day. They are encouraging customers to pay it forward by paying for someone else's order.

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AM showers will give way to increasing sunshine today. Clear start tonight, but then more clouds moving in ahead of another weak front which will, once again, bring a few showers to start the day on Saturday, then clearing out again by late afternoon. Sunday will be partly sunny. Just a little cooler over the weekend. Frontal system moving in on Monday with showers and breezy conditions, possible thunderstorms late in the day. That system will slow down and linger for a few days, keeping it unsettled and cooler through mid-week with scattered showers.

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((THANK GARY)) But first let's get to ...

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A former Highgate Elementary School para-educator is accused of forcing a student into oral sex. We're hearing from investigators and the school district's superintendent about the latest allegations against Josie Spears. Priscilla Ligouri has more on the new court documents reveal what a ten year old boy says she did to him - and where.

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The allegations against Josie Spears just got worse. ((Winton Goodrich, Franklin Northwest Supervisory Union 8489 8:54:36-8:54:38 "This is just an anomaly that is very troubling.")) The former Highgate Elementary School para-educator is facing more charges - including aggravated sexual assault. She was originally accused of sending nude photos to a ten-year-old, but state police investigator Richard Stepian says he had a gut feeling the illegal behavior didn't stop there. ((Richard Stepien, Detective Trooper Vermont State Police 8486 8:38:25-8:38:34 "Within the conversation pictures are shared, but in threatening the context of it, you get the feeling that there's something more to it.")) The victim told investigators the 33-year-old forcibly performed oral sex on him about 20 times at her home and made him touch her breasts and genitals. The victim says the abuse happened at school too - where court documents show Spears knowingly took the victim into a staff room without security cameras, kissed him, and touched his genitals over his clothes. Franklin Northeast Supervisory Union Superintendent Winton Goodrich. ((Winton Goodrich, Franklin Northwest Supervisory Union 8489 8:52:51-8:53:04 "No one knew a thing about it, and that's what makes me wonder, did it really happen? I'm not saying that it did, I'm not saying that it didn't. I'm saying that we're deepening our investigation to see if it indeed is true.")) ((Richard Stepien, Detective Trooper Vermont State Police 8486 8:41:05-8:41:17 "It's difficult because a lot of these times, people can be trusted in the community. So it might be overviewed by parents or families that maybe, someone isn't who they are.")) ((Priscilla Liguori, SU: 8532 9:19:19-9:19:33 "The superintendent says the school provided mental health and crisis counselors to community members after the initial allegations in February. He's says that the district is going to make those resources available to faculty and students again once they return from school break.")) ((Winton Goodrich, Franklin Northwest Supervisory Union 8489 9:04:56-9:05:08 "I want to make sure that parents in the community know that we're not asleep at the switch. That we're doing everything that we prudently should do to make so that children feel comfortable in school and that parents feel comfortable having their children in school.")) ((Jeremy Letourneau, Highgate Parent 8535 9:23:04-9:23:12 "It's a scary thought that things like that can take place in a school that you send your kids to and you hope that it's a safe environment.")) Investigators say they're looking into whether or not there's another victim in this case - but couldn't talk about it because the investigation is ongoing. ((Richard Stepien, Detective Trooper Vermont State Police 8486 8:45:39-8:45:43 "Hopefully there is nothing more but if there is, we'll make sure that people are held accountable.")) Spears' attorney Jessica Burke told us by phone that her client -- "vigorously maintains her innocence." Spears is due in court Friday, and could face up to life in prison if convicted of these new charges. Priscilla Liguori, Channel Three News, Highgate.

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(TRUMP: "There is a chance that we could end up having a major, major conflict with North Korea. Absolutely.") President Trump SAYS, he is not ruling out military action against North Korea. Tensions with them have escalated because they keep testing ballistic and nuclear weapons. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says, China has asked North Korea to stop doing it. Tillerson says, China is threatening to add sanctions against North Korea to put pressure on the government to stop.

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Another developing story overnight: Police that this New Hampshire kidnapped and sexually assaulted a 14-year-old. They say, 33-year-old Kurt Carpentino of Hinsdale took her from New Hampshire to Vermont. He's expected in court today after being picked up in Springfield. Police say, he has a criminal record in both Vermont and New Hampshire.

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New information on the federal investigation into the South Burlington High School threats. And authorities now say the accused teen suspect -- has a troubled past. Josiah Leach was released to the custody of his mother. The 18-year-old is accused of sending multiple threats against his fellow students and faculty last week -- including a kill list. Prosecutors fought for extensive conditions of release DURING HIS DETENTION HEARING-- bringing up Leach's multiple past arrests. They also addressed Leach's alleged lies to investigators -- stating his accounts were hacked -- and denials of involvement.

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((TILE 0831 18:51:20--18:57:06 CHIEF TREVOR WHIPPLE/SBPD: "Certainly in my office there's no continued view that there's somebody else that we're looking for.")) Leach's mental health was also expressed as a concern after court documents show he told investigators that he "thought his life was over" after he was caught. He is scheduled to be back here in court next month.

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Part of the effort to get drugs off the streets ... Especially opiates ... Includes getting prescription meds out of your home and into the trash. National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is tomorrow. Just yesterday, we told you about Governor Scott's new push to make this happen. He says, most heroin addicts started down the road with drugs prescribed by doctors. If you have medicine that you want to get rid of ... There will be a police van in the University Mall parking lot between 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Anyone can drop off their expired and unused prescription drugs with no questions asked. Police departments across Vermont, New hampshire and New York are taking part. Check with your local police to find out when and where you can safely get rid of prescriptions on Saturday.

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Most of us have heard of pay it forward ... Some of us have even experienced it in a drive thru. Channel 3's Alex hirsch is live in Colchester ... Where one store is hoping to spread the love today. Alex .. What's happening there? I'm at the dunkin donunts on college parkway by St. Michaels College. They're hoping to start something good today ... And make people's day by encouraging customers to pay it forward by paying for someone else's order.

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(01290900) ((Natalie Moore-St. Michaels College I think it totally makes everyone's day when it happens. You are so excited that there is still good people in the world.)) Natalie Moore is a senior at St. Michaels College. (NATS) She comes to this Dunkin Donuts almost every day. (01292800) ((natalie Moore Pretty much a daily event)) She says, while today is labeled Pay it Forward Day, it actually happens fairly often on regular days (NATS-THANKS SO MUCH HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY) (01301700) ((Natalie Moore I went to dunkin donuts with my nephew dressed in a cop costume. He is 8 and this guy paid for our meals and shook his hand and said thank you for your service)) (NATS_WHATAM I WAITING ON?) Ben May has been the manager here for almost two years. (NATS-IN CAR) He says, some days they have 25 to 30 cars in a row paying for the person behind them. (014025000) ((Ben May-Manager You see a smile on the customers face when you say you're all set, the car in front of you paid for you. you get a big smile oh my god make sure you thank them.)) He says, making an official day just encourages it even more. (01222900) ((Hannah Skibigiski_St. Michaels College Me and my friends come here before class and we went to pay and somebody had already paid for our entire order.)) That's something Hannah Skibigiski is all for ... Especially since she knows how good it feels like! (0122400) ((Hannah Skibigiski it was fun it was good way to start your morning ))

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You may surprised to hear this ... May says, around here, their biggest pay it forward days are Mondays! If you're wondering when the most customers did this ... According to the New York Times ... One of the biggest was December 2012 at a Tim Hortons in Winnipeg, Manitoba. 228 consecutive cars paid it forward. Julie have you ever had an expereinced this type of random act of kindness? BLAH BLAH BLAH-- Alex What about you? I have not. But I bought a donut and coffee and going to find someone to pay it forward to now.

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((2SHOT)) ((GREEN WALL)) Radar/clouds: Showers moving through now, clear skies just back to the west. System in midwest with showers. Current: Mostly cloudy. Temps: Warm, with temps mainly in upper 50s to mid-60s. Forecast clouds/precip: AM showers will give way to increasing sunshine today. Clear start tonight, but then more clouds moving in ahead of another weak front which will, once again, bring a few showers to start the day on Saturday, then clearing out again by late afternoon. Sunday will be partly sunny. Just a little cooler over the weekend.

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Today: AM showers Then clearing Highs: 72 to 78 Wind: SW 10 to 15 mph Tonight: Increasing clouds Lows: 45 to 52 Wind: Light Saturday: AM showers Then gradual clearing Highs: 63 to 70 Wind: NW 5 to 15 mph Extended: Sunday: Partly sunny Lows: 33 to 40 Highs: 55 to 65 Monday: Mostly cloudy Breezy Showers, possible t-storms late Lows: 40s Highs: 62 to 72 Tuesday: Mostly cloudy Showers Lows: 48 to 58 Highs: 60s Wednesday: Mostly cloudy Showers Lows: 38 to 45 Highs: 50s Thursday: Partly sunny Chance for showers Lows: 35 to 42 Highs: 50s

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((TOSS TO MELISSA AT DESK))

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A NEW STUDY SHOWS THAT IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR WAYS TO BE HAPPIER AND MAKE DEEPER CONNECTIONS WITH THE PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE.. TRY BEING A LITTLE MORE COMPASSIONATE. "COMPASSION" IS RELATED TO EMPATHY ... AND HAS BEEN DESCRIBED AS FEELING LOVING KINDNESS TOWARD OTHER PEOPLE. AN ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF PSYCHOLOGY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI SAYS COMPASSIONATE PEOPLE TEND TO BE MORE FORGIVING OF OTHERS... AND HAVE A STRONGER SENSE OF LIFE PURPOSE. THEY ARE ALSO MORE SELF-CONFIDENT AND MORE RESILIENT.

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ONE COMPANY IS GIVING YOU A FIRST CLASS TICKET TO THE FUTURE OF FLYING A-3 BY AIRBUS HAS TRANSFORMED A PLANE INTO A GYM. THE FITNESS AREA WOULD HAVE YOGA MATS, SEATS FOR RESISTANCE BANDS, AND A SPIN CLASS. NOT ONLY ARE AIRLINES SHOWING INTREST...SO ARE FREQUENT FLYERS. THIS COULD BE REALITY IN A COUPLE OF YEARS.

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A massive recall to tell you about this morning affecting a quarter of a million trucks. Toyota is recalling all 20-16 and 20-17 Tacomas -- that's 228-THOUSAND of them. The company says the trucks may leak oil -- causing the rear wheels to lock up. If there's a leak, a gasket will be replaced and new fasteners installed. Owners will be notified of the recall by mail starting in mid-June.

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The common stereotype has teens glued to their phones 24-7. But a new poll finds that the majority of teens in the U.S. have actually taken a break from social media. Reasons include social media getting in the way or work or school, or teens getting tired of "the conflict and drama." The survey interviewed 790 teenagers ages 13 to 17 back in December.

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A heads up for drivers in Burlington to help you avoid a big ticket. The city is cleaning its streets and already towed about 30 cars that were left on the street. Those drivers are now stuck with a $125 bill -- plus a ticket. A parking ban is in effect for the west side of North Avenue. Free parking is available in some city lots. To find out when you need to move your car -- go to our website.

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((TOSS TO GARY))

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Radar/clouds: Showers moving through now, clear skies just back to the west. System in midwest with showers. Temps: Warm, with temps mainly in upper 50s to mid-60s. Today: AM showers, then clearing, warm.

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In the headlines this morning: Getting a company to pay for contaminated water clean up. New developments in the state's fight with Saint Gobain. That as two communities are asked to boil water for safety reasons --- we'll explain what's happening in Plattsburgh and Barton. Plus new this morning -- a push to help promote the safety of roadside workers in New York

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We start with those two communities having to boil water. In Plattsburgh--a water main is being repaired on Miller Street Homes 6 through 43 on Miller Street, 12 Cornelia Street and 170 Margaret Street are affected. And additional water testing is expected today in Barton. Officials tell us that brick work on Glover Street led to water problems and a boil water order there.

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Lawmakers could soon give the state the upper-hand in multi-million dollar negotiations with the company that allegedly tainted drinking water in the Bennington area. Channel 3's KYLE MIDURA REPORTS

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It's more a question of when than if Gov. Phil Scott will sign the measure into law, after the House passed a slightly modified version of the Senate's bill this week. Effectively, the new law would hold the company allegedly behind the polluting of drinking water in Southwestern Vermont responsible for cleanup costs -- and running town water lines to those with tainted wells. (00:00:39:00) ((Sen. Brian Campion - D-Bennington If we can get S.10 out, signed by the Governor that we will give them greater powers )) Saint-Gobain used PFOA in a plant it ran in North Bennington. The chemical is linked to cancer -- scientists found it in potentially dangerous concentrations in more than one hundred private wells in the area. More than a year after it first began, testing continues to this day -- of filtered water, and locations that previously tested negative. (00:06:48:00) ((Emily Boedecker - DEC Commissioner It's very important to us that we can say with a very high degree of confidence that the water people are drinking today is safe)) State leaders remain locked in negotiations with Saint-Gobain. We asked company spokespeople for an interview on the bill -- all we got in response was a statement reading simply: "Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics is aware that bill S.10 in Vermont passed in the House yesterday." However, in a separate statement, the company did tell us what no state leader would: Saint Gobain has agreed to reimburse state engineering design costs - noting it has made good progress in discussions with state agencies. (nats?) Vermont has argued St. Gobain must cover the whole cost of getting public water to residents with tainted wells -- estimated to be 33-million dollars. Company spokespeople have previously contended in-home filters they've installed in affected homes ARE a permanent solution. (00:02:09:00) ((Sen. Brian Campion - D-Bennington that's not a solution, talk to anyone who's living with the systmes, they are not easy things to live with)) While legal proceedings continue to draw out... lawmakers say they're eager for a resolution ... and think their bill may provide the solution. KM CH3 NEWS

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Today Service areas along the New York Thruway will hold events to help promote the "move over law" This comes after three roadside workers died will assisting motorists previously the law only applied to police and emergency or hazard vehicles the law was expanded in 2016 to include volunteer firefights and ambulance workers now--the law applies to vehicles on both sides of the highway with flashing blue, green, red, white, or amber lights. Violators can get two points on their license and a minimum $150 fine. The events will be today from 10 to 2 pm at New Baltimore, Pattersonville, Dewitt and Clarence

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UNITED AIRLINES HAS REACHED A SETTLEMENT WITH THE PASSENGER WHO WAS DRAGGED FROM ONE OF ITS FLIGHTS. YOU MAY REMEMBER THIS VIDEO... DAVID DAO WAS ORDERED OFF A UNITED FLIGHT FROM CHICAGO TO LOUISVILLE LAST MONTH... HE REFUSED TO LEAVE, AND WAS DRAGGED OFF THE PLANE. THEY AREN'T SAYING HOW MUCH, BUT DAO'S ATTORNEYS SAYS, UNITED DID THE RIGHT THING THE OFFICER THAT PULLED DOA OFF THE PLANE WORKED FOR THE CITY OF CHICAGO AND HAS BEEN SUSPENDED

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A New report says, New hampshire is not doing enough to keep kids safe. The report says the New Hampshire Division for Children, Youth, and Families is slow to hire workers -- to help tackle the backlog of open abuse and neglect investigations. 24 of the agency's 116 positions are still open. Nearly 3-thousand investigations are on backlog right now.

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((2SHOT)) ((GREEN WALL)) Radar/clouds: Showers moving through now, clear skies just back to the west. System in midwest with showers. Current: Mostly cloudy. Temps: Warm, with temps mainly in upper 50s to mid-60s. Forecast clouds/precip: AM showers will give way to increasing sunshine today. Clear start tonight, but then more clouds moving in ahead of another weak front which will, once again, bring a few showers to start the day on Saturday, then clearing out again by late afternoon. Sunday will be partly sunny. Just a little cooler over the weekend.

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Today: AM showers Then clearing Highs: 72 to 78 Wind: SW 10 to 15 mph Tonight: Increasing clouds Lows: 45 to 52 Wind: Light Saturday: AM showers Then gradual clearing Highs: 63 to 70 Wind: NW 5 to 15 mph Extended: Sunday: Partly sunny Lows: 33 to 40 Highs: 55 to 65 Monday: Mostly cloudy Breezy Showers, possible t-storms late Lows: 40s Highs: 62 to 72 Tuesday: Mostly cloudy Showers Lows: 48 to 58 Highs: 60s Wednesday: Mostly cloudy Showers Lows: 38 to 45 Highs: 50s Thursday: Partly sunny Chance for showers Lows: 35 to 42 Highs: 50s

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One New Hampshire couple has announced their retirement after more than 3 decades at the Mount Washington Cog Railway Joel and Catherine Bedor--who purchased the railway in 1983--sold their interest to their partner Wayne Presby Since then ridership has more than quadrupled due to a new base lodge and replacing steam locomotive with biodiesel trains The railway's first locomotive reached the summit of Mount Washington on July 3, 1869.

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This week's super senior works for free and says seeing her kids smile makes her job that much more rewarding Channel 3's Joe Carroll introduces us to Granny the Lunch Lady

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(00:00:06:00) (( Corey Juckett/Gym Teacher: when I say go, we're going to walk go. )) Every morning at Mary S Babcock School in Swanton the gym comes alive. (00:00:20:00) ((Corey: Now we're going to start jogging, go! )) Corey Juckett is their gym teacher. (00:00:33:00) (( Looking for your friends, freeze! )) The kids don't have to look too far for their friend - Granny's in the kitchen. (00:03:43:00) (( Kids: One, two, three, bye granny! )) Granny is 83 year old Marlene Lemnah. The loving lunch lady. (00:05:16:00) (( Joe: So granny is like the calm before the storm here? Granny: yeah it is because the cherubs will be coming in shortly. )) (00:05:27:00) ((Marlene: Here's JJ, now he's priceless. )) Seven year old J.J. Richard is one of granny's angels. She loves all the kids, but she has a special bond with the ones with life challenges. (00:06:34:00) (( Granny: He works. Joe: He works! Granny: absolutely. )) (00:08:00:00) (( JJ bring out the garbage can.)) The kitchen staff has only minutes to get ready before the kindergarteners, first and second graders come in hungry. (00:10:49:00) (( Joe: Some of these kids it's their main meal of the day. Granny: Yeah, it is. )) Granny also gives out a heaping helping of hugs. (00:14:40:00) ((nat sot, giving a girl a hug. )) (00:28:03:00) ((little girl, Come see me at the table! Granny: If I have time I will see you at the table. )) (00:15:09:00) ((Marlene to Corey, Oh I suppose you want a hug too, you're not getting one from me. )) Corey and Granny like to bicker. (00:37:51:00) ((Marlene: all you do is come in here and eat all our cheese sticks, that's all you do.)) (00:39:07:00) (( Joe: You and Corey, you two go at it! Granny: yeah we do and I love every minute of it and so does he. )) Despite the ribbing - Corey respects Granny. He was the one who nominated her to be a Super Senior. (00:33:11:00) ((Corey Juckett/Gym Teacher, She comes in, everyone she talks to she puts a smile on their face, people come in to give her a hug, just to have a little Granny time.)) (00:26:58:00) (( Joe: was you life a little different at this age? Granny: yes. very much so. And that perhaps the way I am today. )) The young Marlene had an unhappy and lonely childhood, living mostly in Burlington. She believes her father was from Lebanon. Much of that time is murky. (00:47:37:00) (( Joe: Is it hard remembering all this things because you don't want to remember? Granny: could well be. I'm sure I've blocked out all that I remember. )) She lived with a family friend. When Marlene was around 10, the woman shipped her off to Pennsylvania to take care of her daughter. Eventually she made it back to Vermont. (00:48:28:00) ((Granny: There was nothing warm and fuzzy about it...no. I like warm and fuzzy. Joe: I see that. Do you think your doing that now because you didn't have it as a kid? Granny: Yes I do. )) Granny does the job for free, her reward is the kids' smiles. (00:16:57:00) (( Granny: What is there about me you like that I give you once and a while? Samantha Daley: Cookies! )) (00:22:03:00) (( Granny: I got the best of two worlds, I love food and I'm with the kids. )) (00:22:08:00) (( I'm blessed.)) So are the kids. (00:57:42:00) ((One, two, three, bye Granny. )) Joe Carroll Channel 3 News, Swanton.

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Long range temps: Cooler than average into the first 10 days of May. Long range precip: Wetter than average during that time. Lake Champlain: Level continues to slowly drop.

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Today we have a special happy birthday to share with you (sera: coming up on the channel 3 early news the state changes its song) 20 years ago today was the very first morning show! The first anchor was Sera Congi and the live sports anchor was JJ Cioffi And of course our very own Gary Sadowsky It started at 6:30 am and it was a half hour show! on facebook yesterday Debbie Woods told us she remembers when the morning show started ((ANCHORS REACT))

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(TRUMP: "There is a chance that we could end up having a major, major conflict with North Korea. Absolutely.") President Trump SAYS, he is not ruling out military action against North Korea. Tensions with them have escalated because they keep testing ballistic and nuclear weapons. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says, China has asked North Korea to stop doing it. Tillerson says, China is threatening to add sanctions against North Korea to put pressure on the government to stop.

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Another developing story overnight: Police that this New Hampshire kidnapped and sexually assaulted a 14-year-old. They say, 33-year-old Kurt Carpentino of Hinsdale took her from New Hampshire to Vermont. He's expected in court today after being picked up in Springfield. Police say, he has a criminal record in both Vermont and New Hampshire.

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A former Highgate Elementary para-educator is expected top face new charges. 33-year-old Josie Spears is accused of forcing a student to have oral sex at her home. The victim told investigators, she also brought him into a staff room at the school that she knew didn't have security cameras so she could touch his genitals over his clothes. The new charges - including aggravated sexual assault- come after she was already accused of sending nude photos to the ten-year-old.

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((Winton Goodrich, Franklin Northwest Supervisory Union 8489 9:04:14-9:04:22 "Now with this new information we're able to hone in on different aspects of the school day to see if indeed any of this could have happened.")) ((Richard Stepien, Detective Trooper Vermont State Police 8486 8:40:35-8:40:40 "I had the gut feeling that it was perhaps a little more than photo exchange.")) Spears' attorney told us via phone that her client vigorously maintains her innocence. Spears could face up to life in prison if convicted of the new charges.

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Most of us have heard of pay it forward ... Some of us have even experienced it in a drive thru. One store in Colchester is hoping to spread the love today. the dunkin donunts on college parkway by St. Michaels College, is having "pay it forward" day. They are encouraging customers to pay it forward by paying for someone else's order. We learned that at this Dunkin Donuts--its fairly normal to have people pay it forward.

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((Ben May-Manager we have had it going up to 25-30 cars in a row without a special day set up for it. so we are trying to do this special day as a push to get epeople happier about their day)) According to the New York Times ... One of the biggest Pay it Forward turnouts was December 2012 at a Tim Hortons in Winnipeg, Manitoba. 228 consecutive cars paid it forward.

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AM showers will give way to increasing sunshine today. Clear start tonight, but then more clouds moving in ahead of another weak front which will, once again, bring a few showers to start the day on Saturday, then clearing out again by late afternoon. Sunday will be partly sunny. Just a little cooler over the weekend.

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Police SAY A New Hampshire kidnapped and sexually assaulted a 14-year-old. They say, 33-year-old Kurt Carpentino of Hinsdale took her from New Hampshire to Vermont. He's expected in court today after being picked up in Springfield. Police say, he has a criminal record in both Vermont and New Hampshire.

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A former Highgate Elementary para-educator is expected top face new charges. 33-year-old Josie Spears is accused of forcing a student to have oral sex at her home. The victim told investigators, she also brought him into a staff room at the school that she knew didn't have security cameras so she could touch his genitals over his clothes. The new charges - including aggravated sexual assault- come after she was already accused of sending nude photos to the ten-year-old.

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((Winton Goodrich, Franklin Northwest Supervisory Union 8489 9:04:14-9:04:22 "Now with this new information we're able to hone in on different aspects of the school day to see if indeed any of this could have happened.")) ((Richard Stepien, Detective Trooper Vermont State Police 8486 8:40:35-8:40:40 "I had the gut feeling that it was perhaps a little more than photo exchange.")) Spears' attorney told us that her client continues to say that she didn't do it. Spears could face up to life in prison if convicted of the new charges.

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Part of the effort to get drugs off the streets ... Especially opiates ... Includes getting prescription meds out of your home and into the trash. National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is tomorrow. Just yesterday, we told you about Governor Scott's new push to make this happen. He says, most heroin addicts started down the road with drugs prescribed by doctors. If you have medicine that you want to get rid of ... There will be a police van in the University Mall parking lot between 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Anyone can drop off their expired and unused prescription drugs with no questions asked. Police departments across Vermont, New hampshire and New York are taking part. Check with your local police to find out when and where you can safely get rid of prescriptions on Saturday.

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A box for used needles could be coming to the Park and Ride in Richmond. Members of the Richmond Opioid Drug Task Force say, they applied for a state permit this week. A few weeks ago, the Richmond Selectboard gave the task force the green light to put syringe collection boxes around town. No word yet on where the other boxes could go. We're told the goal is to get people to drop needles into the boxes, not on the ground.

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AM showers will give way to increasing sunshine today. Clear start tonight, but then more clouds moving in ahead of another weak front which will, once again, bring a few showers to start the day on Saturday, then clearing out again by late afternoon. Sunday will be partly sunny. Just a little cooler over the weekend. Frontal system moving in on Monday with showers and breezy conditions, possible thunderstorms late in the day. That system will slow down and linger for a few days, keeping it unsettled and cooler through mid-week with scattered showers.

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Hello, Alex Hirsch here! Coming up on Monday morning--be careful on the roads! Moose are out and about looking for spring feeding spots. We'll tell you where some of those problem areas Monday on the Channel 3 morning news.


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