Fri 20-MAY-2016 Early A.M. News Script

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1} POLICEGRADUATIONAM_OC__VO


It's a big day for law enforcement and their families. It's graduation day at the Vermont Police Academy in Pittsford. This is video of last year's ceremony ... This morning .. 32 officers, deputies and troopers will graduate. The ceremony begins at 10. More tonight on the news at 5 & 6.

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Police are concerned about a suspicious man roaming around South Burlington. They say they've had multiple complaints from women in the area of the bike path off Stonehedge Drive and Deerfield Road, near the UVM horticulture farm. Police say the unknown white man has followed women and put his hands down is pants.

3} VTPARTYCONVENTIONSAM_OC__VO


Vermont Republicans and Democrats will gather this weekend for their state party conventions. Republicans meet Saturday in South Burlington to elect delegates to travel to the national convention in Cleveland. It's expected the state party will send a delegation split between Donald Trump and John Kasich. Democrats hold their convention Sunday in Barre where there could be demands from Bernie Sanders supporters the state's entire delegation support the senator.

4} NHPRISONSCANNERSAM_OC__VO


A bill to spend nearly 2 million dollars on body scanners for state prisons and county jails will soon become law. the measure is on it's way to Governor Maggie ((HAST-EN's)) Hassan's desk. Supporters say the scanners will help stop the flow of drugs into the facilities. The bill provides 1.1 million for three scanners at the men's prison in Concord, two at the Berlin prison and one for the new women's prison, which is not yet open.

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And it's now illegal in the Granite State to share private sexual images of another person without his or her consent. The governor signed a bill Thursday to ban revenge porn. Sharing an explicit image of someone else, if they can be identified, without permission will now be a felony.

6} LABRIE11_TOPVO


A Vermonter convicted in a prep school sex case -- is waking up at home this morning. Owen Labrie was convicted last year - of sexually assaulting a 15 year old freshman schoolmate at St. Paul's. He was free while he appealed. But - In March - the Tunbridge man was ordered to begin serving his 1-year sentence because he'd violated his court-ordered curfew. A judge reconsidered that -- and allowed him to go home - with a G-P-S monitoring device.

7} BARKFORLIFEAM_TOPFONT


And bring your dog out for fun .. Games .. Massage .. Food and more tonight .. It's all part of the Bark For Life event in St. Albans .. Where dogs and their humans will raise money to help fight cancer. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society .. The event starts tonight at 5 .. At the Collins Perley Sports Complex in St. Albans.

8} AM_WEATHER


Sunny & warm today thanks to high pressure. Weekend starts out with sun on Saturday, but clouds move in later in the day as system comes up our way from the south, and also weak cold front from the north. We'll get some rain showers out of those systems Saturday night into Sunday. Then it clears out Monday. Another slow-moving disturbance will be wandering around the northeast, so we may get some showers out of that on Tuesday. It leaves on Wed. Another front may bring some showers on Thu.

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1} VTPARTYCONVENTIONSAM_OC__VO


Vermont Republicans and Democrats will gather this weekend for their state party conventions. Republicans meet Saturday in South Burlington to elect delegates to travel to the national convention in Cleveland. It's expected the state party will send a delegation split between Donald Trump and John Kasich. Democrats hold their convention Sunday in Barre where there could be demands from Bernie Sanders supporters the state's entire delegation support the senator.

2} NHPRISONSCANNERSAM_OC__VO


A bill to spend nearly 2 million dollars on body scanners for state prisons and county jails will soon become law. The measure is on it's way to Governor Maggie ((HAST-EN's)) Hassan's desk. Supporters say the scanners will help stop the flow of drugs into the facilities. The bill provides 1.1 million for three scanners at the men's prison in Concord, two at the Berlin prison and one for the new women's prison, which is not yet open.

3} NHREVENGEPORNAM_WHITE


And it's now illegal in the Granite State to share private sexual images of another person without his or her consent. The governor signed a bill Thursday to ban revenge porn. Sharing an explicit image of someone else, if they can be identified, without permission will now be a felony.

4} LABRIE11_TOPVO


A Vermonter convicted in a prep school sex case -- is waking up at home this morning. Owen Labrie was convicted last year - of sexually assaulting a 15 year old freshman schoolmate at St. Paul's. He was free while he appealed. But - In March - the Tunbridge man was ordered to begin serving his 1-year sentence because he'd violated his court-ordered curfew. A judge reconsidered that -- and allowed him to go home - with a G-P-S monitoring device.

5} AM_WEATHER


Sunny & warm today thanks to high pressure. Weekend starts out with sun on Saturday, but clouds move in later in the day as system comes up our way from the south, and also weak cold front from the north. We'll get some rain showers out of those systems Saturday night into Sunday. Then it clears out Monday. Another slow-moving disturbance will be wandering around the northeast, so we may get some showers out of that on Tuesday. It leaves on Wed. Another front may bring some showers on Thu.

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1} POLICEGRADUATIONAM_OC__VO


It's a big day for law enforcement and their families. It's graduation day at the Vermont Police Academy in Pittsford. This is video of last year's ceremony ... This morning .. 32 officers, deputies and troopers will graduate. The ceremony begins at 10. More tonight on the news at 5 & 6.

2} NHPRISONSCANNERSAM_OC__VO


A bill to spend nearly 2 million dollars on body scanners for state prisons and county jails will soon become law. the measure is on it's way to Governor Maggie ((HAST-EN's)) Hassan's desk. Supporters say the scanners will help stop the flow of drugs into the facilities. The bill provides 1.1 million for three scanners at the men's prison in Concord, two at the Berlin prison and one for the new women's prison, which is not yet open.

3} NHREVENGEPORNAM_WHITE


And it's now illegal in the Granite State to share private sexual images of another person without his or her consent. The governor signed a bill Thursday to ban revenge porn. Sharing an explicit image of someone else, if they can be identified, without permission will now be a felony.

4} VTPARTYCONVENTIONSAM_OC__VO


Vermont Republicans and Democrats will gather this weekend for their state party conventions. Republicans meet Saturday in South Burlington to elect delegates to travel to the national convention in Cleveland. It's expected the state party will send a delegation split between Donald Trump and John Kasich. Democrats hold their convention Sunday in Barre where there could be demands from Bernie Sanders supporters the state's entire delegation support the senator.

5} BARKFORLIFEAM_TOPFONT


And bring your dog out for fun .. Games .. Massage .. Food and more tonight .. It's all part of the Bark For Life event in St. Albans .. Where dogs and their humans will raise money to help fight cancer. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society .. The event starts tonight at 5 .. At the Collins Perley Sports Complex in St. Albans.

6} AM_WEATHER


Sunny & warm today thanks to high pressure. Weekend starts out with sun on Saturday, but clouds move in later in the day as system comes up our way from the south, and also weak cold front from the north. We'll get some rain showers out of those systems Saturday night into Sunday. Then it clears out Monday. Another slow-moving disturbance will be wandering around the northeast, so we may get some showers out of that on Tuesday. It leaves on Wed. Another front may bring some showers on Thu.

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1} WEATHER1_GFX


Today: Nice start to the day, just a bit cool. Headed for a very nice Friday with lots of sunshine and warmer temperatures, mainly in the 70s for highs.

2} HELLO_SOFT


((THANK GARY)) ((EVA & TYLER TALK ABOUT WHAT THEY ARE WORKING ON))

3} NEWPORT5_OC__VO


The federal investigation into alleged fraud surrounding the big Northeast Kingdom Development Initiative has left folks in the region what will happen to unfinished projects. One development site was the newly renamed Northeast Kingdom International Airport -- where plans for a new international terminal with customs are now on hold. But work is still happening. The state is working on building a taxiway to go with the one thousand foot runway extension that was recently added. They're hoping those improvements will attract new private investors to the airport. The transportation secretary said they'd decided they were done working with Q Resorts even before the SEC investigation was announced.

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((SOT Chris Cole, Vermont Transportation Secretary 000244 It was just basically not a great working partner 49 They weren't responsive. They built a hangar that was outside of the lease 55)) The other big project in limbo is the AnC Bio plant that was supposed to bring hundreds of high tech jobs to Newport. But the biotech company appears to exist only on paper and federal officials say most of the millions raised for that project have been spent elsewhere. State and city officials are currently searching for other investors who might be interested in the property.

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A Northeast Kingdom embezzler heads to prison. 45-year old Amy Fletcher worked for Derby Line Ambulance -- and embezzled 290-thousand dollars from the squad -- between 2009 and 2012 -- to pay bills -- and charges on 14 credit cards. She'll spend a year and three months behind bars. And must pay the money back.

6} WINDSOR5_TOPVO


The chair of the Windsor Select Board ... Justin Ciccarelli is charged with aggravated assault. Police say he choked his fiance during an argument two weeks ago. The victim told police at the time she feared for her life. The two tried to convince a judge to drop a no contact order -- but that was denied.

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A new federal rule could mean a better pay day for as many as 10 thousand Vermonters. Almost every salaried employee who makes less than about 47 dollars a year will be eligible for over-time pay if they work more than 40 hours a week. The Lamoille County Mental Health Services' Human Resource Director says that will affect about 30 employees there. She says the staffers deserve more pay for their work -- even if they don't get into the profession to get rich.

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(00:24:12:00) ((Lynda Marshall - Lamoille County Mental Health Services We love that, we want to encourage that kind of mentality. We all do it, we just hope that we can continue to provide the kind of services we always have within these new guidelines)) Designated agencies like Lamoille County Mental Health did get a slight budget bump from the legislature this year, but likely not enough to cover the cost of the change. The federal mandate takes effect in December.

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A long-running Stowe tradition might be in jeopardy. For 59 years the annual Stowe Antique and Classic Car Meet has been an August tradition. Upwards of 800 antique classics roll into this field off Route 100 and park for the weekend -- drawing thousands of visitors. But the 40 acre Nichols Field is under foreclosure and could soon go to auction. Car show organizers -- and the Stowe community -- are concerned that a new owner -- would halt the show.

10} WEATHER2_DESK


((2SHOT)) ((GREEN WALL)) Currently: Nice start to the day with slightly cool temps & light wind. Local temps: Lots of 30s, north, some low 40s. South, low/mid 40s. NE satellite: Clouds have broken up for the most part. Skies mainly clear now. NE radar/temps: After showers, t-storms yesterday, now radar is clear - no rain. Temps a little warmer in southern New England. U.S. Rad/sat: Disturbance that brought showers yesterday has now moved out. Stormy weather down along the Gulf Coast. Forecast clouds/precip: Lots of sun today and clear tonight. Saturday starts with sun, but then clouds move in and showers show up Saturday night and into Sunday.

11} FORECAST_GREEN


Today: Mostly sunny Highs: 68 to 75 Wind: NW 5 to 10 mph Tonight: Clear skies Lows: 42 to 48 Wind: Light Saturday: AM sun Increasing clouds Highs: 70 to 77 Wind: SSW 5 to 15 mph Extended: Sunday: Mostly cloudy Scattered showers Lows: 45 to 55 Highs: 65 to 72 Monday: Partly cloudy Lows: 42 to 52 Highs: 70s Tuesday: Partly sunny Chance for a few showers Lows: 48 to 55 Highs: 65 to 75 Hyper-Extended: Wednesday: Partly sunny Lows: 48 to 55 Highs: 70s Thursday: Partly sunny Chance for showers Lows: 48 to 58 Highs: 70s

12} GEOBEE1_3SH_DESK


We have a very special guest this morning -- 7th grader Isaac Krementsov won the National Geographic Bee for the state of Vermont. It's a geography competition and he's now off to Washington DC on May 22 for the chance to win big... ((how did it feel to win?)) ((where did your love of geography come from?)) ((What are you hoping to gain out of this experience?)) ((what's the prize if you win the national competition?)) ((any college picks?)) ((Which country celebrates an almost 200 kilometer long ice skating race called the Eleven Cities Tour? Netherlands/Denmark/No rway? Netherlands)) ((Which state capital is closer to the Atlantic Ocean? Springfield/Sacramento /Pierre? Springfield)) ((Which state has a greater gross state product? NY/Montana/Kentucky? NY)) ((Which of the following states was not on the Oregon Trail? Wyoming/Tennessee/Nebr aska? Tenn)) ((Which country recently reinforced security barriers along its border with Yemen in an effort to stop illegal immigration? Pakistan/Saudi Arabia/Oman? Saudi)) ((what is the capital of Moldova? Chisinau/Bern/Vilnius/ Yerevan? Chisinau)) ((Freetown is the capital of which country? Liberia/Cameroon/Sierr a Leone/Gabon? Sierra Leone)) ((tegucigalpa is the capital of what country? Belize/Nicaragua/Costa Rica/Honduras? Honduras))

13} EGYPTLATESTAM_HOMEVO


New this morning -- Egyptian armed forces say they found debris from Egypt Air flight 804 in the Mediterranean. Egyptian aircraft and naval vessels were able to locate some personal belongings of passengers as well as parts of the wreckage north of Alexandria area The plane disappeared from the radar while carrying more than 60 passengers and crew from Paris to Cairo. U-S and Egyptian officials suspect the flight was brought down by an act of terrorism but no one has claimed responsibility for the plane's disappearance.

14} CANFIREAM_WVO


Firefighters continue to try to contain a massive wildfire that's devastated parts of the Canadian province of Alberta. Nearly 90-thousand residents of one community were forced to evacuate their homes. Officials say they are holding the line on the fire in critical areas. But there is no doubt, its size is massive. Crews are working to bring services back online. Officials say people can begin to return to the city June first.

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New federal standards for exposure to PFOA -- and it's three times higher than Vermont's. PFOA was found in drinking water supplies in Bennington and Pownal. Officials believe the chemical came from old teflon factories. The EPA issued a drinking water health advisory of 70 parts per trillion. Vermont health officials use a standard of 20 parts per trillion .. Health commissioner Dr. Harry Chen says the state will evaluate the new federal guidelines.

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7th grader Isaac Krementsov is with us this morning. He won the National Geographic Bee for the state of Vermont. It's a geography competition and he's now off to Washington DC on May 22 for the chance to win big... we've been quizzing him this morning...but now he's turning the tables on us. ((how did it feel to win?)) ((where did your love of geography come from?)) ((What are you hoping to gain out of this experience?)) ((what's the prize if you win the national competition?)) ((any college picks?)) ((Which country celebrates an almost 200 kilometer long ice skating race called the Eleven Cities Tour? Netherlands/Denmark/No rway? Netherlands)) ((Which state capital is closer to the Atlantic Ocean? Springfield/Sacramento /Pierre? Springfield)) ((Which state has a greater gross state product? NY/Montana/Kentucky? NY)) ((Which of the following states was not on the Oregon Trail? Wyoming/Tennessee/Nebr aska? Tenn)) ((Which country recently reinforced security barriers along its border with Yemen in an effort to stop illegal immigration? Pakistan/Saudi Arabia/Oman? Saudi)) ((what is the capital of Moldova? Chisinau/Bern/Vilnius/ Yerevan? Chisinau)) ((Freetown is the capital of which country? Liberia/Cameroon/Sierr a Leone/Gabon? Sierra Leone)) ((tegucigalpa is the capital of what country? Belize/Nicaragua/Costa Rica/Honduras? Honduras))

17} WEATHER3_GREEN


NE satellite: Clouds have broken up for the most part. Skies mainly clear now. NE radar/temps: After showers, t-storms yesterday, now radar is clear - no rain. Temps a little warmer in southern New England. Today: Nice start to the day, just a bit cool. Headed for a very nice Friday with lots of sunshine and warmer temperatures, mainly in the 70s for highs.

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Still ahead this morning...a Vermont girl from a happy family - ended up a sex slave. Our special report -- Escaping the Life. Celebrating graduation day from the police academy... during national police week. Plus -- a warning from police about a suspicious man in South Burlington

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Young women sold into the sex trade -- against their will. That may sound shocking -- but police say It's happening all across the Green Mountains. Jennifer Costa investigates human trafficking in our special report "Escaping the Life."

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((Megan McCarthy/human trafficking victim 00:08:43:07 "I can't look at my body. I feel like I have to take a shower like 6 times a day and I still feel gross.")) 22-year-old Megan McCarthy is a victim of human trafficking. One year after police freed her from her alleged pimp -- this young Vermonter is still healing. ((JC 00:08:14:06 "what does that do to someone's soul?" MM: It kills it. Like I'll never be the same person again.")) Like many human trafficking victims -- sold into the sex trade -- Megan was a heroin user. She says her pimp -- used that addiction to control her. She spent 30 days confined to a hotel room -- forced to have sex -- for money. Only her trafficker pocketed the cash. About a thousand dollars a day. She was scared. Alone. And ashamed her life took such a turn. It was a far fall from the white picket fence of her childhood. ((Megan McCarthy/human trafficking victim 00:02:54:05 "I would just cry and think about how I wanted to go home, how I got to that point and all the things I did wrong.")) ((Det. Tpr. Matthew Hill/CUSI 00:22:08:01 "they'll say things like you're paying fro my time. we're just here to talk")) Det. Trooper Matt Hill spends his days scouring the internet for sex ads. He's trained to recognize human trafficking -- and compares it to modern day slavery. ((Det. Tpr. Matthew Hill/CUSI 00:02:47 "this guy is keeping them in control through violence, through drug addiction, through isolation.)) His warning to parents...Megan could be your daughter. He says addiction does not discriminate -- and escaping the life -- is really hard. ((Det. Tpr. Matthew Hill/CUSI 00:08:24 "it can take 1 or 2 years to get emotionally stable enough to sit down and talk to me without coming undone. The amount of trauma that they experience when we talk about sex trafficking is immense.")) ((Megan McCarthy/human trafficking victim 00:19:58:03 "It's something that happens around here. it's something that's awful. it's not something we choose.")) Megan is trying to stay clean -- making amends with her parents -- and working with the feds -- on a PSA to spare other young Vermonters from enduring similar trauma. ((Megan McCarthy/human trafficking victim 00:19:28:03 "I don't want girls who are in this situation or coming out of this situation to ever feel like they're alone.")) JC CH 3 NEWS

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It's a big day for law enforcement and their families. It's graduation day at the Vermont Police Academy in Pittsford. This is video of last year's ceremony ... This morning .. 32 officers, deputies and troopers will graduate. The biggest contingent will go to the Green & Gold. 15 troopers are scheduled to graduate. The remainder will fill the ranks of local departments. The ceremony begins at 10. More tonight on the news at 5 & 6.

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A bill to spend nearly 2 million dollars on body scanners for state prisons and county jails will soon become law. Eva's here now to explain. Gina, the measure is on it's way to Governor Maggie ((HAST-EN's)) Hassan's desk. Supporters say the scanners will help stop the flow of drugs into the facilities. The bill provides 1.1 million for three scanners at the men's prison in Concord, two at the Berlin prison and one for the new women's prison, which is not yet open.

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And it's now illegal in the Granite State to share private sexual images of another person without his or her consent. The governor signed a bill Thursday to ban revenge porn. Sharing an explicit image of someone else, if they can be identified, without permission will now be a felony.

24} VTPARTYCONVENTIONSAM_OC__VO


Republicans meet Saturday in South Burlington to elect delegates to travel to the national convention in Cleveland. It's expected the state party will send a delegation split between Donald Trump and John Kasich. Democrats hold their convention Sunday in Barre where there could be demands from Bernie Sanders supporters the state's entire delegation support the senator.

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What does the fox say? We unfortunately didn't have time to ask him! This little guy was spotted outside our studio yesterday .. The baby fox was really tiny -- about the size of a small cat. One of our employees spotted his mom not far away -- probably wishing he'd get away from us.

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And bring your dog out for fun .. Games .. Massage .. Food and more tonight .. It's all part of the Bark For Life event in St. Albans .. Where dogs and their humans will raise money to help fight cancer. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society .. The event starts tonight at 5 .. At the Collins Perley Sports Complex in St. Albans.

27} WEATHER5_DESK


((2SHOT)) ((GREEN WALL)) Currently: Nice start to the day with slightly cool temps & light wind. Local temps: Lots of 30s, north, some low 40s. South, low/mid 40s. NE satellite: Clouds have broken up for the most part. Skies mainly clear now. NE radar/temps: After showers, t-storms yesterday, now radar is clear - no rain. Temps a little warmer in southern New England. U.S. Rad/sat: Disturbance that brought showers yesterday has now moved out. Stormy weather down along the Gulf Coast. Forecast clouds/precip: Lots of sun today and clear tonight. Saturday starts with sun, but then clouds move in and showers show up Saturday night and into Sunday.

28} FORECAST2_GREEN


Today: Mostly sunny Highs: 68 to 75 Wind: NW 5 to 10 mph Tonight: Clear skies Lows: 42 to 48 Wind: Light Saturday: AM sun Increasing clouds Highs: 70 to 77 Wind: SSW 5 to 15 mph Extended: Sunday: Mostly cloudy Scattered showers Lows: 45 to 55 Highs: 65 to 72 Monday: Partly cloudy Lows: 42 to 52 Highs: 70s Tuesday: Partly sunny Chance for a few showers Lows: 48 to 55 Highs: 65 to 75 Hyper-Extended: Wednesday: Partly sunny Lows: 48 to 55 Highs: 70s Thursday: Partly sunny Chance for showers Lows: 48 to 58 Highs: 70s

29} GEOBEE3_3SH_DESK


7th grader Isaac Krementsov won the National Geographic Bee for the state of Vermont. Before he heads to nationals in washington he decided to stop by here and see if he can wow us with his geography knowledge... ((how did it feel to win?)) ((where did your love of geography come from?)) ((What are you hoping to gain out of this experience?)) ((what's the prize if you win the national competition?)) ((any college picks?)) ((Which country celebrates an almost 200 kilometer long ice skating race called the Eleven Cities Tour? Netherlands/Denmark/No rway? Netherlands)) ((Which state capital is closer to the Atlantic Ocean? Springfield/Sacramento /Pierre? Springfield)) ((Which state has a greater gross state product? NY/Montana/Kentucky? NY)) ((Which of the following states was not on the Oregon Trail? Wyoming/Tennessee/Nebr aska? Tenn)) ((Which country recently reinforced security barriers along its border with Yemen in an effort to stop illegal immigration? Pakistan/Saudi Arabia/Oman? Saudi)) ((what is the capital of Moldova? Chisinau/Bern/Vilnius/ Yerevan? Chisinau)) ((Freetown is the capital of which country? Liberia/Cameroon/Sierr a Leone/Gabon? Sierra Leone)) ((tegucigalpa is the capital of what country? Belize/Nicaragua/Costa Rica/Honduras? Honduras))

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Talk about your dedicated employee. This week's super senior is marking five decades on the job -- here's Joe Carroll

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In historic downtown Springfield there is a company that's been here for almost 100 years. Lovejoy Tool Company from the outside has a feeling of times gone by. (00:12:04:00) ((Warren Garfield/Super Senior, OK, we're going to go down. )) There are fixtures of the past inside too - like this freight elevator. (00:12:11:00) ((Warren, Kind of low tech. )) But step around the corner and it's a different world - high-tech is everywhere. ((nat sot of machines)) Million dollar machines make cutting tools and Warren Garfield is in the middle of it. (00:26:10:00) (( Joe: If you didn't automate probably this company wouldn't be around? Warren: We wouldn't be able to be competitive. Definitely had to automate. )) The Brattleboro native went off to college in Boston and came back to Vermont. (00:22:19:00) ((Warren: Graduated on 6/5/66 and started here on 6/6/66. )) In June that will make it 50 years working at the same business - same building. (00:22:46:00) (( Joe: What keeps you here? Warren: I love what I'm doing. )) Warren was just shy of 20 and started as a machinist, he is now plant manager. (00:04:57:00) ((Warren: and we're small enough that we can take a hundred piece order and it's a nice order for us. )) A lifetime tinkerer, he rebuilt a Ford engine when he was a young teen. (00:08:17:00) ((Warren: Out in a pit in an old barn in the middle of winter and I would use a light bulb to warm my hands up so I could use it. )) The company now employees 46 people-- far fewer than before automation. (00:00:57:00) ((Warren: I've seen a lot of changes. )) (00:39:03:00) ((Joe Carroll/Springfield, Warren has seen the ups and downs of Springfield, the once industrial hub of Vermont, he says even in the 1980s, 3000 employees worked in manufacturing in the town, now he says, it's less than 200.)) Companies closed. The biggest was Jones and Lamson - the empty plant is less than a mile from Lovejoy. (00:18:38:00) ((Warren: Sadness, what was one of the strongest companies in Springfield that help so many other companies get started and be one of the first to go. )) Others followed. (00:28:10:00) ((Warren: We struggle to find employees that want to be machinists now, because they have seen the hard times of all the shops going out. The uncles, aunts, grandfathers, were all laid off.)) Warren says Lovejoy's hasn't had a layoff in years and right now the orders are humming along. (00:07:30:00) (( Warren: Over the years I've run several of these machines. Joe: Do you know how to run all these machines? Warren: Not all of them, but a good share of them. )) Warren and his wife Jeanice plan to have a party to celebrate his 50 year career. Many of the old employees will be coming back to reminisce. (00:32:19:00) ((Warren, everybody cares about everybody else. )) Warren says the half century has flown by - a sign that the man and his machines are in perfect sync. Joe Carroll, Channel 3 News, Springfield.

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Warren plans to keep working for a few more years. Gary's up next with the weather ..

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Almanac: Temp was just about average yesterday, and no rain in Burlington, but there were lots of spots that got rain, even some small hail yesterday, especially southern counties. Sunrise, sunset, length of day: Almost 15 hours of daylight now - closing in on "longest day" of the year (daylight-wise) in 31 days with the summer solstice

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A Northeast Kingdom embezzler heads to prison. 45-year old Amy Fletcher worked for Derby Line Ambulance -- and embezzled 290-thousand dollars from the squad -- between 2009 and 2012 -- to pay bills -- and charges on 14 credit cards. She'll spend a year and three months behind bars. And must pay the money back.

35} SUSPCIOUS3_TOPVO


Police are concerned about a suspicious man roaming around South Burlington. They say they've had multiple complaints from women in the area of the bike path off Stonehedge Drive and Deerfield Road, near the UVM horticulture farm. Police say the unknown white man has followed women and put his hands down his pants.

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A new federal rule could mean a better pay day for as many as 10 thousand Vermonters. Almost every salaried employee who makes less than about 47 dollars a year will be eligible for over-time pay if they work more than 40 hours a week. The Lamoille County Mental Health Services' Human Resource Director says that will affect about 30 employees there.

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(00:24:12:00) ((Lynda Marshall - Lamoille County Mental Health Services We love that, we want to encourage that kind of mentality. We all do it, we just hope that we can continue to provide the kind of services we always have within these new guidelines)) Designated agencies like Lamoille County Mental Health did get a slight budget bump from the legislature this year, but likely not enough to cover the cost of the change. The federal mandate takes effect in December.

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And it's now illegal in the Granite State to share private sexual images of another person without his or her consent. The governor signed a bill Thursday to ban revenge porn. Sharing an explicit image of someone else, if they can be identified, without permission will now be a felony.

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A Vermonter convicted in a prep school sex case -- is waking up at home this morning. Owen Labrie was convicted last year - of sexually assaulting a 15 year old freshman schoolmate at St. Paul's. He was free while he appealed. But - In March - the Tunbridge man was ordered to begin serving his 1-year sentence because he'd violated his court-ordered curfew. A judge reconsidered that -- and allowed him to go home - with a G-P-S monitoring device.

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Vermont Republicans and Democrats will gather this weekend for their state party conventions. Republicans meet Saturday in South Burlington to elect delegates to travel to the national convention in Cleveland. It's expected the state party will send a delegation split between Donald Trump and John Kasich. Democrats hold their convention Sunday in Barre where there could be demands from Bernie Sanders supporters the state's entire delegation support the senator.

41} POLICEGRAD3_WVO


It's a big day for law enforcement and their families. It's graduation day at the Vermont Police Academy in Pittsford. This is video of last year's ceremony ... This morning .. 32 officers, deputies and troopers will graduate. The ceremony begins at 10. More tonight on the news at 5 & 6.

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

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Sunny & warm today thanks to high pressure. Weekend starts out with sun on Saturday, but clouds move in later in the day as system comes up our way from the south, and also weak cold front from the north. We'll get some rain showers out of those systems Saturday night into Sunday. Then it clears out Monday. Another slow-moving disturbance will be wandering around the northeast, so we may get some showers out of that on Tuesday. It leaves on Wed. Another front may bring some showers on Thu.

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Sunny & warm today thanks to high pressure. Weekend starts out with sun on Saturday, but clouds move in later in the day as system comes up our way from the south, and also weak cold front from the north. We'll get some rain showers out of those systems Saturday night into Sunday.

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1} WEATHER1_GREEN


Today: Nice start to the day, just a bit cool. Headed for a very nice Friday with lots of sunshine and warmer temperatures, mainly in the 70s for highs.

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((THANK GARY)) ((EVA & TYLER TALK ABOUT WHAT THEY ARE WORKING ON))

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The EB-5 scandal put plans for development at the Kingdom airport -- and AnC Bio -- on hold. Cat Viglienzoni found out what's next for both -- and where there's a silver lining.

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Construction NATS Workers are installing a new taxiway at the Northeast Kingdom International Airport -- to match the 1,000 new feet of runway. NATS But construction on a new international terminal with customs is on hold. ((SOT Chris Cole, Vermont Transportation Secretary 000638 If it wasn't going to happen, better to find out now than later down the road 44)) That project won't be completed as part of the Northeast Kingdom Development Initiative. But Vermont Transportation Secretary Chris Cole says the state had decided not to continue working with Q Resorts even before the EB-5 fraud allegations broke. ((SOT Chris Cole, Vt. Transportation Secretary 000244 It was just basically not a great working partner 49 They weren't responsive. They built a hangar that was outside of the lease 55)) But the state didn't lose any money. Cole says VTrans insisted on conventional financing -- not EB-5 funding -- from the get-go because they didn't want the terminal to land on the bottom of a long list of projects. He says Q Resorts paid their lease for the land on time and in full -- even if their promise of building a terminal was stalled. Once the lease is up -- he says they plan to use their new improvements to encourage other private investors to land here. ((SOT Cole 000100 we think there is a market for wintertime travelers to the Jay Peak region to use that airport 107)) ((STANDUP CAT 001403 While plans for the airport can take off, plans for AnC Bio are grounded. But city officials in Newport tell us they still have a lot of hope for this property 12)) ((BUTTED)) ((SOT Laura Dolgin, Newport City Manager 000351 when word first broke out, one of the reactions folks had was 'well now we know. Let's get busy. Now we know'" 400)) Newport City Manager Laura Dolgin says they were sad and disppointed when news of the EB-5 scandal broke -- but it answered their questions about why the projects were moving so slowly. She says the city -- state -- and region are mobilizing to find new tenants for the AnC Bio property. ((SOT Dolgin 000108 It's 40,000 square feet, plus or minus, of manufacturing space that's ready to roll 13)) She also says about $2 million of wastewater and stormwater work was done on the property -- and the permitting -- which the city hopes will make it an attractive site for investors who might bring good jobs -- and economic development -- to the region. Cat Viglienzoni, Channel 3 News, Newport.

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Both the Anc Bio property -- and the one on Main Street -- are still controlled by the receiver. The city manager says their first priority is the one on Main Street. She says they've had a few leads -- and they're working to see what's possible for the site.

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A Northeast Kingdom embezzler heads to prison. 45-year old Amy Fletcher worked for Derby Line Ambulance -- and embezzled 290-thousand dollars from the squad -- between 2009 and 2012 -- to pay bills -- and charges on 14 credit cards. She'll spend a year and three months behind bars. And must pay the money back.

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The chair of the Windsor Select Board ... Justin Ciccarelli is charged with aggravated assault. Police say he choked his fiance during an argument two weeks ago. The victim told police at the time she feared for her life. The two tried to convince a judge to drop a no contact order -- but that was denied.

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Police say he swiped the makings of a high end meal. And he's already been convicted of retail theft more than 50 times. Troopers were called to the Hannaford in Rutland Town Wednesday -- for reports of a man stealing lobster, tenderloin steak and beer. Items worth 105-dollars. Store employees identified the suspect -- because he was already banned from the store. Police say the thief was 53-year-old Anthony Sargent. He was charged with retail theft and unlawful trespass.

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Police in Waterbury are looking for a vandal. Investigators say someone broke this granite bench in half at the Community Park. Call police if you have any information.

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A new federal rule could mean a better pay day for as many as 10 thousand Vermonters. Almost every salaried employee who makes less than about 47 dollars a year will be eligible for over-time pay if they work more than 40 hours a week. The Lamoille County Mental Health Services' Human Resource Director says that will affect about 30 employees there. She says the staffers deserve more pay for their work -- even if they don't get into the profession to get rich.

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(00:24:12:00) ((Lynda Marshall - Lamoille County Mental Health Services We love that, we want to encourage that kind of mentality. We all do it, we just hope that we can continue to provide the kind of services we always have within these new guidelines)) Designated agencies like Lamoille County Mental Health did get a slight budget bump from the legislature this year, but likely not enough to cover the cost of the change. The federal mandate takes effect in December.

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New York may be changing its liquor laws. Governor Andrew Cuomo say's he'll propose legislation to allow restaurants to serve booze before noon on Sundays. The governor says it's time to modernize alcohol laws -- some dating back to the end of Prohibition. Other proposed changes include new rules for where liquor stores can operate, and easier licensing for bars and restaurants.

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A long-running Stowe tradition might be in jeopardy. For 59 years the annual Stowe Antique and Classic Car Meet has been an August tradition. Upwards of 800 antique classics roll into this field off Route 100 and park for the weekend -- drawing thousands of visitors. But the 40 acre Nichols Field is under foreclosure and could soon go to auction. Car show organizers -- and the Stowe community -- are concerned that a new owner -- would halt the show.

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((00:00:36 Dan Noyes/Vt. Automobile Enthusiasts "This is a great location for us to have our event. It's right as your coming into Stowe. Stowe has a lot of amenities the people attending the show like --theres places to stay and restaurants and it brings a lot of money into the community.)) ((00:10:42 Jasmine McLean/Stowe Area Assoc. "The Stowe Antique Car Show berings so many people into town for that weekedn in August. It's been here for almost six decades which is an amazing history just in tyerms of the vibrancy of the town.)) Because you can't build on the property .. the volunteer nonprofit that runs the car show is hoping to possibly buy the land. For now -- they are moving forward with plans to hold the show the second weekend in August. A similar show they hold at Shelburne Museum is the first weekend in June.

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((2SHOT)) ((GREEN WALL)) Currently: Nice start to the day with slightly cool temps & light wind. Local temps: Lots of 30s, north, some low 40s. South, low/mid 40s. NE satellite: Clouds have broken up for the most part. Skies mainly clear now. NE radar/temps: After showers, t-storms yesterday, now radar is clear - no rain. Temps a little warmer in southern New England. U.S. Rad/sat: Disturbance that brought showers yesterday has now moved out. Stormy weather down along the Gulf Coast. Forecast clouds/precip: Lots of sun today and clear tonight. Saturday starts with sun, but then clouds move in and showers show up Saturday night and into Sunday.

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Today: Mostly sunny Highs: 68 to 75 Wind: NW 5 to 10 mph Tonight: Clear skies Lows: 42 to 48 Wind: Light Saturday: AM sun Increasing clouds Highs: 70 to 77 Wind: SSW 5 to 15 mph Extended: Sunday: Mostly cloudy Scattered showers Lows: 45 to 55 Highs: 65 to 72 Monday: Partly cloudy Lows: 42 to 52 Highs: 70s Tuesday: Partly sunny Chance for a few showers Lows: 48 to 55 Highs: 65 to 75 Hyper-Extended: Wednesday: Partly sunny Lows: 48 to 55 Highs: 70s Thursday: Partly sunny Chance for showers Lows: 48 to 58 Highs: 70s

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The search continues this morning for the Egyptian flight that disappeared from the radar while carrying more than 60 passengers and crew from Paris to Cairo. It was first believed some wreckage was found in the Mediterranean sea near a Greek island but Egypt-air's vice chairman says that is no longer the case. U-S and Egyptian officials suspect the flight was brought down by an act of terrorism but no one has claimed responsibility for the plane's disappearance.

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Firefighters continue to try to contain a massive wildfire that's devastated parts of the Canadian province of Alberta. Nearly 90-thousand residents of one community were forced to evacuate their homes. Officials say they are holding the line on the fire in critical areas. But there is no doubt, its size is massive. Crews are working to bring services back online. Officials say people can begin to return to the city June first.

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Things got pretty heated on Capitol Hill over a measure supporters say would benefit L-G-B-T workers. A democratic lawmaker added a proposal to a spending bill on military construction projects and the V-A. That proposal would ban taxpayer money for federal contractors who discriminate against L-G-B-T workers. The measure appeared to have enough votes to pass but seven Republicans switched their votes to "no". The measure failed by one vote.

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New federal standards for exposure to PFOA -- and it's three times higher than Vermont's. PFOA has been found in drinking water supplies in Bennington and Pownal. Officials believe the chemical came from old teflon factories. The EPA issued a drinking water health advisory of 70 parts per trillion. Vermont health officials are using a standard of 20 parts per trillion -- in advising the public about potential dangers. Health commissioner Dr. Harry Chen says the state will evaluate the new federal guidelines and determine if any are warranted in the state health advisory.

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Would you do 20 marathons back to back? That's what athletes are doing in Goshen. Lynzi DeLuccia reports.

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((natsound 1:14:04-1:14:08)) Planning out strategies in their mind beforehand is the only way to go into this ten-day long, 888 kilometer trip - that equals out to 551 miles. ((1:16:03- "we have ten people out on the course right now...")) Over the next week and a half, athletes will travel through the Mount Moosalamoo trails, completing a small loop of just over seven miles and a large loop of about 20 miles. ((1:16:20-1:16:29 "overall, every loop they do is 27 miles and they're going to attempt to do that 20-plus times to get to 888 kilometers.")) The goal - to average 55 miles per day in order to complete the entire race. They'll do it however they can. ((natsound 1:14:30-1:14:34 "half and half, hike and then run where it makes sense...")) The unique race is put on by the Endurance Society, an organization dedicated to providing what they call extraordinary physical and psychological adventures for the endurance community. ((Andy Weinberg//Race Organizer 3:35-3:45 "as the week goes on they get a little behind on sleep, so sleep deprivation takes its toll, their bodies start to fall apart, their minds start to play tricks on them...")) He says it's all in good fun and of course, adventure. ((natsound)) Workers monitor the trails the runners are on, providing water and encouragement. Many begin the race, but not all finish the 500-plus miles. ((Andy: 4:44-4:49 "some of them, they just want to challenge themselves, and push beyond their limits, and find out how far they can go.")) Saturday, May 28th, will be the final day for these athletes. On the same day, hundreds of new runners will be coming in to complete races that will take two to three days - all will come out having tested how much their bodies, minds, and feet can take. Lynzi DeLuccia, Channel 3 News, Goshen.

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The itsy bitsy spider didn't crawl up the water spout...it crawled up a West Virginia weather man and scared the heck out of him. Take a look- ((screaming)) Weatherman Bryan Hughes couldn't stop giggling long enough to say if there was any rain to wash the spider out.

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Speaking of weathermen...check out our favorite one.

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NE satellite: Clouds have broken up for the most part. Skies mainly clear now. NE radar/temps: After showers, t-storms yesterday, now radar is clear - no rain. Temps a little warmer in southern New England. Today: Nice start to the day, just a bit cool. Headed for a very nice Friday with lots of sunshine and warmer temperatures, mainly in the 70s for highs.

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Still ahead this morning...a Vermont girl from a happy family - ended up a sex slave. Our special report -- Escaping the Life. Celebrating graduation day from the police academy... during national police week. Plus -- a warning from police about a suspicious man in South Burlington

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Today: Nice start to the day, just a bit cool. Headed for a very nice Friday with lots of sunshine and warmer temperatures, mainly in the 70s for highs.

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A sex-trafficker with ties to Vermont gets 30 years in prison. 28-year-old Raymond Jeffrey's was sentenced yesterday in Boston. Federal prosecutors alleged he trafficked women and girls across the country including in Vermont and New Hampshire. Authorities say he targeted poor, drug addicted victims and threatened to kill them if they didn't work for him. State police say sex-trafficking is happening across Vermont. Investigative reporter Jennifer Costa is looking at the problem in our special report "Escaping the Life"

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((Megan McCarthy/human trafficking victim 00:08:43:07 "I can't look at my body. I feel like I have to take a shower like 6 times a day and I still feel gross.")) 22-year-old Megan McCarthy is a victim of human trafficking. One year after police freed her from her alleged pimp -- this young Vermonter is still healing. ((JC 00:08:14:06 "what does that do to someone's soul?" MM: It kills it. Like I'll never be the same person again.")) Like many human trafficking victims -- sold into the sex trade -- Megan was a heroin user. She says her pimp -- used that addiction to control her. She spent 30 days confined to a hotel room -- forced to have sex -- for money. Only her trafficker pocketed the cash. About a thousand dollars a day. She was scared. Alone. And ashamed her life took such a turn. It was a far fall from the white picket fence of her childhood. ((Megan McCarthy/human trafficking victim 00:02:54:05 "I would just cry and think about how I wanted to go home, how I got to that point and all the things I did wrong.")) ((Det. Tpr. Matthew Hill/CUSI 00:22:08:01 "they'll say things like you're paying fro my time. we're just here to talk")) Det. Trooper Matt Hill spends his days scouring the internet for sex ads. He's trained to recognize human trafficking -- and compares it to modern day slavery. ((Det. Tpr. Matthew Hill/CUSI 00:02:47 "this guy is keeping them in control through violence, through drug addiction, through isolation.)) His warning to parents...Megan could be your daughter. He says addiction does not discriminate -- and escaping the life -- is really hard. ((Det. Tpr. Matthew Hill/CUSI 00:08:24 "it can take 1 or 2 years to get emotionally stable enough to sit down and talk to me without coming undone. The amount of trauma that they experience when we talk about sex trafficking is immense.")) ((Megan McCarthy/human trafficking victim 00:19:58:03 "It's something that happens around here. it's something that's awful. it's not something we choose.")) Megan is trying to stay clean -- making amends with her parents -- and working with the feds -- on a PSA to spare other young Vermonters from enduring similar trauma. ((Megan McCarthy/human trafficking victim 00:19:28:03 "I don't want girls who are in this situation or coming out of this situation to ever feel like they're alone.")) JC CH 3 NEWS

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It's a big day for law enforcement and their families. It's graduation day at the Vermont Police Academy in Pittsford. This is video of last year's ceremony ... This morning .. 32 officers, deputies and troopers will graduate. The biggest contingent will go to the Green & Gold. 15 troopers are scheduled to graduate. The remainder will fill the ranks of local departments. The ceremony begins at 10. More tonight on the news at 5 & 6.

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Police are concerned about a suspicious man roaming around South Burlington. They say they've had multiple complaints from women in the area of the bike path off Stonehedge Drive and Deerfield Road, near the UVM horticulture farm. Police say the unknown white man has followed women and put his hands down is pants.

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A bill to spend nearly 2 million dollars on body scanners for state prisons and county jails will soon become law. Eva's here now to explain. Gina, the measure is on it's way to Governor Maggie ((HAST-EN's)) Hassan's desk. Supporters say the scanners will help stop the flow of drugs into the facilities. The bill provides 1.1 million for three scanners at the men's prison in Concord, two at the Berlin prison and one for the new women's prison, which is not yet open.

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And it's now illegal in the Granite State to share private sexual images of another person without his or her consent. The governor signed a bill Thursday to ban revenge porn. Sharing an explicit image of someone else, if they can be identified, without permission will now be a felony.

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A Vermonter convicted in a prep school sex case -- is waking up at home this morning. Owen Labrie was convicted last year - of sexually assaulting a 15 year old freshman schoolmate at St. Paul's. He was free while he appealed. But - In March - the Tunbridge man was ordered to begin serving his 1-year sentence because he'd violated his court-ordered curfew. A judge reconsidered that -- and allowed him to go home - with a G-P-S monitoring device.

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Republicans meet Saturday in South Burlington to elect delegates to travel to the national convention in Cleveland. It's expected the state party will send a delegation split between Donald Trump and John Kasich. Democrats hold their convention Sunday in Barre where there could be demands from Bernie Sanders supporters the state's entire delegation support the senator.

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What does the fox say? We unfortunately didn't have time to ask him! This little guy was spotted outside our studio yesterday .. The baby fox was really tiny -- about the size of a small cat. One of our employees spotted his mom not far away -- probably wishing he'd get away from us.

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If you're thinking of adopting a dog this summer -- are you're also thinking of hiring a trainer? The president of the Chittenden County Humane Society says there's no particular season where dog adoptions increase -- but that if you are adopting -- to ask about trainers for your new pet. Shelter officials and dog trainers recommend that new dog owners seek out trainers... not for the dog... but for themselves.

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(TC 01:43:24 Title 5702)((Nancy Cathcart/Chittenden County HUmane Society President: the most important thing is to get off on the right start. Start training yourself, training your dog to have a meaningful, respectful relationship." 01:51:27)) (TC 12:07:13 Title 5450)((Laurie Lawless/Dog Trainer: "because the more the dog owner knows the more they can protect their dog and understand the way their dog is feeling." 12:13:21)) Trainers say -- sometimes --once you've gotten a feel for how to train your dog -- you become more comfortable working with other dogs.

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And bring your dog out for fun .. Games .. Massage .. Food and more tonight .. It's all part of the Bark For Life event in St. Albans .. Where dogs and their humans will raise money to help fight cancer. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society .. The event starts tonight at 5 .. At the Collins Perley Sports Complex in St. Albans.

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((2SHOT)) ((GREEN WALL)) Currently: Nice start to the day with slightly cool temps & light wind. Local temps: Lots of 30s, north, some low 40s. South, low/mid 40s. NE satellite: Clouds have broken up for the most part. Skies mainly clear now. NE radar/temps: After showers, t-storms yesterday, now radar is clear - no rain. Temps a little warmer in southern New England. U.S. Rad/sat: Disturbance that brought showers yesterday has now moved out. Stormy weather down along the Gulf Coast. Forecast clouds/precip: Lots of sun today and clear tonight. Saturday starts with sun, but then clouds move in and showers show up Saturday night and into Sunday.

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Today: Mostly sunny Highs: 68 to 75 Wind: NW 5 to 10 mph Tonight: Clear skies Lows: 42 to 48 Wind: Light Saturday: AM sun Increasing clouds Highs: 70 to 77 Wind: SSW 5 to 15 mph Extended: Sunday: Mostly cloudy Scattered showers Lows: 45 to 55 Highs: 65 to 72 Monday: Partly cloudy Lows: 42 to 52 Highs: 70s Tuesday: Partly sunny Chance for a few showers Lows: 48 to 55 Highs: 65 to 75 Hyper-Extended: Wednesday: Partly sunny Lows: 48 to 55 Highs: 70s Thursday: Partly sunny Chance for showers Lows: 48 to 58 Highs: 70s

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Spring time is one of the very best times to be in Ottawa, because it is flooded with brilliant color. Sharon Meyer and garden expert Charlie Nardozzi went on a road trip this week and are taking us along to the world famous tulip festival!

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CG :32-:36 photo credit Shelly Holt Allen CG 1:03-1:08 Hope Scheller/ Nova Scotia CG 1:10-1:15 Caroline Couture-Gillgrass/Otta wa Tourism CG 1:43-1:48 Janis Fuller/St Paul So we are here at the Canadian Tulip Festival and it is just spectacular! Why are there so many tulips in Ottawa and where did they come from? These tulips are a gift from Princess Juliana from the Netherlands. Back during WW2 when the Nazi's invaded the Netherlands, Princess Juliana and her children took refuge here in Ottawa. They stayed in Ottawa for 5 years until the Netherlands was liberated, and then Princess Juliana and her children went back home, eternally grateful for the help they received from the Canadian people. To show her appreciation for her stay in Canada, and for Canadian soldiers role in the liberation of her homeland, Princess Juliana gave the people of Canada a number of gifts, including 100,000 tulip bulbs. Juliana became the Queen of the Netherlands in 1948, and each year during her reign, she gave thousands and thousands more tulips to the Canadian people. What do you do if you have something this spectacular going on every spring? You have a festival! The Canadian Tulip Festival was started in 1953 and now it attracts about a half a million people annually! "Actually I didn't realize there were so many different types, they're beautiful. And colors." "The highlights for the festival are really this area here, Commissioners Park. All along the park there are hundreds of thousands of tulips in this park alone. This is one of the main sites for the tulip festival. And then other sites around town, each year there are also many many tulips that bloom in Major's Hill Park, and that's closer to Parliament Hill and the Fairmont Chateau Laurier and the National Gallery of Canada. So you can really see tulips all over the city. "And you know when you are driving, you see the tulips and you think oh they're pretty, but until you get up close to them, you don't really notice how gorgeous they are. " There is so much to see here. A million tulips, a hundred different beds, thirty different sites and sixty different varieties and they are all over Ottawa. And we've actually been kind of lucky that it's been cool this spring, because they are still looking very good, and should be lasting right through the weekend. Yes, it's a beautiful place to come to see all of these different colored tulips.

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Students competed in an environment themed competition .. Vermont's Enviro-thon was in Starksboro yesterday. 14 teams from 8 high schools tested their smarts in four different fields -- including forestry. Organizers say the students studied all year to be able to identify trees and invasive species... which was this year's theme. Teams had to answer 25 college-level forestry questions. Strafford students told us forestry is their niche.

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((SOT Kristen Lee, Strafford Forestry & Natural Resources 000842 In our forest program, everything we do is based outside. So we're always offsite. So when we go into forests, we're always naming the different types of trees and going over everything 52)) The winners will go on to compete at the national level.

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(((The Castleton baseball team faces Susquehanna at 2:30 today in another elimination game at the NCAA Tournament. The Spartans survived an elimination game yesterday, beating UNION 3-1. The Spartans getting their runs on 2 sacrifice flies and a hit batter with the basses loaded. Anyway to get it done, right? Castleton starting pitcher Devin Hayes was on his game. the junior from Vergennes allowing just one run and three hits over eight innings, striking out nine in the process. --- This weekend, the Burlington Rugby women's Football Club is headed to Pittsburgh for the Division Two National Quarterfinals. Burlington beat several teams from around the Northeast to win the region title. It's the second straight year the team has made it to the quarters. It's been a successful few seasons for the ladies, all with different backgrounds and skill levels. They think that variety is crucial for the newfound success. --- ((Poupore: "You have new people come out every season and it's just great to see people take to it. You don't have to know the rules to have a good time and to do well. If you're an athlete you enjoy it and even if you're not, there's a place for everybody.")) ((Godlewski: "One thing you can say for rugby is it's not one skill set or one body type, so when you look around you see people that are short, people that are very tall, people who look like they grew up on a farm and they probably did, and people like myself, I have a desk job. So I think that's the great thing about rugby: all that variety contributes to the success on the field.")) --- That's it for now Scott Fleishman, channel 3 sports, have a great day.)))

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Almanac: Temp was just about average yesterday, and no rain in Burlington, but there were lots of spots that got rain, even some small hail yesterday, especially southern counties. Sunrise, sunset, length of day: Almost 15 hours of daylight now - closing in on "longest day" of the year (daylight-wise) in 31 days with the summer solstice.

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We've made it to another "fry"day! This week we head south to Shona Grill in Bellows Falls-- They start with hand cut potatoes that are fried twice for maximum crunch. On top of that, 9 homemade dipping sauces kick up flavor. Coming up Tomorrow morning, the weekend crew will give you a taste of Shona Grill's fries and dipping sauces.

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((GARY DOES SHORT WX .. TAKES FULL SCREEN ... SHOT COMES BACK OUT TO 4SHOT FOR CLOSE)) Sunny & warm today thanks to high pressure. Weekend starts out with sun on Saturday, but clouds move in later in the day as system comes up our way from the south, and also weak cold front from the north. We'll get some rain showers out of those systems Saturday night into Sunday. Then it clears out Monday. Another slow-moving disturbance will be wandering around the northeast, so we may get some showers out of that on Tuesday. It leaves on Wed. Another front may bring some showers on Thu.


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