Fri 24-JUL-2015 Early A.M. News Script

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Thanks for joining us on this Friday morning! We certainly hope you had a great week and are on your way off to an even better weekend. But chances are -- you won't be headed into it -- like this guy. Pete McCathie just hit jackpot -- winning the million dollar lottery in Canada. But here's the thing.... those aren't the most outrageous odds he's overcome. When Pete was a teen -- he was struck by lightening. Then, many years later -- his daughter was also struck by lightening. A mathematician says the odds of winning the lottery and then the duo both getting hit by lightening -- is 1 in 2.6 trillion. Oh ya, and Pete also owns the store where he bought the ticket -- so he gets an additional 1-percent awarded by the lottery to the seller... so that's another 10-grand. What are the odds?

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Good morning it's 5:00 -- I'm ... And I'm ... Gary Sadowsky starts us off this morning with quick check on the weather. weather intro (anchors thank in 3-shot-transition to lead story)

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Authorities in Louisiana are trying to figure out what led a man to open fire on Moviegoers in a Lafayette, Louisiana theater. Officials say the 58-year-old gunmen killed at least two people, and injured nine others, before killing himself. Omar Villafranca has the latest from Lafayette.

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(PKG) A State Police bomb squad was called to the scene outside the Grand Theatre. After canines hit on a backpack and other items in the suspected gunmans car. (SOT Chief) There was a suspicious package inside and as a result of that we had to stop all processing work and all investigation. Police evacuated the area and warned people nearby they would hear explosions. (wild line: Police evacuated the area and set several explosions to blow out the windows and trunk of the car... And then sent in a robot to make sure there were no bombs inside.) Law enforcement officials say the shooter is a 58-year-old white man who acted alone Thursday night...when he opened fire on moviegoers at random ...before turning his gun on himself. This young man was inside at the time: (SOT) hes just standing up just shooting at the whole crowd for justs who knows what Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal visited some of the injured at a local hospital. Among them -- two wounded teachers he says are heroes: (SOT Gov) Despite being injured the second teacher was able to pull a fire alarm and help to save other lives. Officials say about 100 people were there to see the Amy Schumer comedy 'Trainwreck.' Following the incident Schumer tweeted -- quote -- "My heart is broken, and all my thoughts and prayers are with everyone in Louisiana." Omar Villafranca CBS News Lafayette.

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The women accused of shooting her Westford firearms instructor -- is set to be back in court this morning. Darryl Montague was shot three times -- including twice in the face -- at his range last month. The alleged shooter -- Veronica Lewis -- is currently behind bars and is expected to be back before a judge today. Doctors at UVM Medical center say Montague is expected to survive -- but his recovery will take nine months to a year.

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What exactly is in the food you are eating? It seems like a simple enough question but it's not always easy to know. Vermont lawmakers have long aimed to change that but a measure passed this week by the U-S House says individual states shouldn't be making that decision. Logan Crawford explains.

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Vermont is a leader in requiring food makers to label what's in their product. A law passed in 2014 mandating food containing genetically modified organisms in the state to say so on the container. (TC 00:07:45:00 Tile 2773) ((Bill Sorrell/Vt. Attorney General "And now what the House is doing is going to keep that information away from consumers if it becomes law of this country." 00:07:54:15)) In Washington Thursday -- the House of Representatives passed a bill called The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act -- banning states from requiring GMO labels. Vermont Attorney General Bill Sorrell says the House is listening to big food manufacturers rather than consumers. Congressman Peter Welch agrees. (TC 00:21) ((Rep. Peter Welch/D-Vermont "This is not a question about whether science says GMO foods cause medical issues, that's not the issue. The question is whether consumers when they purchase food have a right to know what's in it." 00:36)) Those in favor of the GMO labeling law call this - the DARK Act. Or the Deny Americans the Right to Know Act. Connecticut and Maine passed similar laws to Vermont's -- and more states are looking to also. National food groups filed a lawsuit earlier this year with the state of Vermont over the issue. They claim it violates free speech -- and could wrongly imply foods are unsafe. (TC 00:17:49:28 Tile 2780) ((Erin Sigrist/Vt. Retail & Grocers Association "It's just one step closer to saying we need a national regulation." 00:17:53:24)) The Vermont Retail and Grocers Association is against letting state's have their own labeling laws. The group of food merchants says Vermont's law will be confusing to consumers and require manufacturers to print different labels for each state. (TC 00:14:57:20 Tile 2780) ((Erin Sigrist/Vt. Retail & Grocers Association "We believe that Congress, the president or designated agencies within the administration should be the ones determining whether genetically engineering food should be labeled." 00:15:07:14)) Logan Crawford, Channel 3 News, Burlington. -3-

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Although a missing Fair Haven teen is home safe -- the investigation is far from over. New York State Police located 13 year-old Isaac Voisine -- in Fort Ann, New York Tuesday night. He was with 18 year-old Calvn Lena. Police determined the boy went with Lena voluntarily and was not hurt. Fair Haven's Police Chief says investigators are now trying to figure out what charges Lena could face.

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(TC 16:12:52:09 Title 1178)((Chief William Humphries/Fair Haven Police Dept.: "harboring, we're looking at. And I think that was - after confirmed with state police we're going to look at harboring. And then we'll probably put it together talk with the state's attorney and figure out what statutes fits. So we haven't determined yet, but yeah, he'll be charged." 16:13:06:08)) The Chief says Lena has a record -- and he will first face charges in New York -- before returning to Vermont to face charges.

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Heroin is dangerous enough on it's own but now fentanyl is increasingly showing up in Vermont's heroin supply and killing addicts. According to the health department, in 20-12 nine Vermonters died from a heroin overdose. In 20-13 - that jumped to 19. Last year there were 31. It's a similar story for fentanyl deaths -- in 20-12 there were six. Then eleven. And last year -- 17. Last month - two brothers overdosed on the drug in Burlington. Police say 34-year old Dennis (TEE-BOW) Thibault of Burlington and 32-year old Sean Thibault of Westford were found dead on Ward Street. Detective John Merrigan is the Vermont State Police expert on fentanyl. And talked about it on the :30.

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((01:24 Det. John Merrigan 01:24 "more recently we have seen illegally produced fentanyl from Mills in Mexico and that's getting shipped to the US by the Kilos and it's getting into heroin.)) State police are trying to track the fentanyl in Vermont but say it is too early to say how much of it is in the Green Mountain State.

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(anchors introduce gary) Scattered showers today, and a t-storm or two possible. Not bad on Saturday with some sun, but chance for showers late in day. Then showers, t-storms a good bet on Sunday. Lingering showers possible into Monday. Then hot, humid, summerlike days Tue. & Wed. Chance for showers, t-storms again Thu.

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Today: Mix of sun & clouds Showers, possible t-storms Highs: 68 to 75 Wind: WNW 5 to 15 mph Tonight: Partly cloudy Patchy fog Lows: 52 to 58 Wind: Light Saturday: Partly sunny Chance for showers late Highs: 73 to 80 Wind: S 5 to 15 mph Extended: Sunday: Mostly cloudy Showers, t-storms Lows: 58 to 68 Highs: 70s Monday: Partly sunny Chance for showers Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 80s Tuesday: Partly cloudy Lows: 58 to 68 Highs: 80s Hyper-Extended: Wednesday: Partly cloudy Lows: 60s Highs: 80s Thursday: Partly sunny Chance for showers, t-storms Lows: 60s Highs: 80s

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An intense wildfire has torched more than 67-hundred acres of countryside in northern California near the state's famous wine country. Alison Harmelin reports..

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AUTHORITIES IN LOUISIANA ARE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT LED A MAN TO OPEN FIRE ON MOVIEGOERS AT A THEATER IN LAFAYETTE. THE SHOOTING HAPPENED DURING A THURSDAY EVENING SHOWING OF THE AMY SCHUMER COMEDY 'TRAINWRECK.' OFFICIALS SAY THE 58-YEAR-OLD WHITE GUNMAN KILLED SEVERAL PEOPLE, AND HURT OTHERS, BEFORE TURNING THE GUN ON HIMSELF. MORE TOXICOLOGY RESULTS ARE EXPECTED TODAY...AMID AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE JAIL-CELL DEATH OF SANDRA BLAND. THAT INCLUDES MORE SUBSTANTIAL RESULTS ABOUT MARIJUANA FOUND IN THE 28-YEAR-OLD'S SYSTEM. ACCORDING TO PRELIMARY AUTOPSY RESULTS..BLAND HAD no injuries consistent with a violent homicide...BUT MARKS AROUND HER NECK ARE CONSISTENT WITH A SUICIDE. AND, A WILDFIRE IN CALIFORNIA'S WINE COUNTRY CONTINUES TO BURN TODAY. FIREFIGHTERS HAVE MANAGED TO SLOW ITS PROGRESS-- WITH WATER DROPS FROM NEARBY LAKE BERRYESSA (berry-ESS'-uh). SOME EVACUATED RESIDENTS HAVE BEEN ALLOWED TO RETURN HOME. THOSE ARE SOME OF THE DAY'S TOP STORIES. I'M (ALISON HARMELIN) CBS NEWS NEW YORK.

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Welcome Back! A British university has made a remarkable discovery. With the help of radiocarbon analysis, researches at the University of Birmingham have found the oldest known (KORE-AN) Quran in the world. The testing, which is more than 95% accurate, has dated the parchment on which the text is written to between 568 and 645 AD. The researchers hailed the discovery of the central religious text of Islam as being of particular significance to Birmingham because the city has a large Muslim population.

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A rocket carrying a new satellite for the military has blasted into outer space. ((TAKE SOUND UP FULL FOR 5 SECONDS)) NASA's delta four rocket launched from Florida Thursday, carrying the seventh U-S Air Force satellite into orbit. Officials say the 445 million dollar satellite will improve communications for troops on the ground around the world. Florida Today reports the satellite will enable people to stream high-definition video and high-speed data, supporting video feeds from drones to news broadcasts.

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And Google may know every place you've ever been and what you've been doing at those places. If that sounds shocking to you, well then you haven't been paying attention to how the search engine collects your data. For a long time now, Google has been able to keep track of your location history. Now the company is offering a new feature called, "Timeline," that will make it easier for you to see your travel history. It shows past trips and you can jump down to a specific day and see your journey as well as what photos you took that day. You can also re-name some places as mom's house or doctor's office.

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Scattered showers today, and a t-storm or two possible. Not bad on Saturday with some sun, but chance for showers late in day. Then showers, t-storms a good bet on Sunday. Lingering showers possible into Monday. Then hot, humid, summerlike days Tue. & Wed. Chance for showers, t-storms again Thu.

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Earlier this week -- Channel 3 featured a Vermont woman for her incredible growing skills in the garden. But as Joe Carrol found out -- she's also a picture of strength and faith. Meet Virginia Collins -- in this weeks super senior.

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Tucked in the back roads of Orange. (00:08:18:00) ((Virginia Collins/Super Senior, We've got plenty of berries, I see you have help too. )) Virginia Collins' life is as sweet as the berries on the vine. (00:10:14:00) ((Virginia Collins/Super Senior, Yeah, this is a good spot right here. )) It's raspberry season - pick your own, four dollars a quart on an acre of the Collins land. (00:08:51:00) (( Joe: And you pick yourself right? Virginia: Oh I pick like crazy, I'm built to pick, short legs, short of stature and I think God created me to pick berries..)) (00:11:23:00) ((Virginia Collins/Super Senior, you lift them up because that's where the good ones are. )) The berries pay the property taxes. This year it's an excellent season. Virginia eats the factory seconds. (00:14:01:00) ((Virginia Collins/Super Senior, and I always fill my baskets right up. )) (00:14:05:00) ((Virginia Collins/Super Senior, when they begin falling off I know I got it full enough. )) And today the customers are being treated to something else. (00:02:36:00) ((Nat sot, playing polka on accordion)) She was a junior in nearby Spaulding High School when she learned the squeezebox. Accordions were in back then. (00:03:33:00) ((Virginia Collins/Super Senior, and I thought it was really cool to play an accordion. )) About that time she met Albert in a youth ministry group. Virginia's dad was the minister. It wasn't love at first sight - but eventually bloomed. They got married and raised 6 kids. Albert also became a minister and the two became a team., they started the Websterville Baptist Christian School. Virginia still teaches history and science to the kids. (00:17:41:00) ((Virginia Collins/Super Senior, I make deliveries. )) (00:00:10:00 ) ((Joe: So where are we going? Virginia: We are going to Topsham or it's also called East Topsham. )) It's 13 miles over the mountain - much of it back roads. On the way there's a berry delivery, but also a stop too that's spiritually fulfilling - the Topsham United Presbyterian Church. With many churches in Vermont experiencing a decline in attendance, Virginia's says more than 50 people come to Sunday service. (00:02:09:00) ((Virginia: I've been impressed at Topsham that the attendance is growing instead of dropping, so that's an encouragement. )) The 81 year old has had a bittersweet year. Albert died in his sleep. (00:39:41:00) ((Virginia Collins/Super Senior, April 8th he passed away very quietly and I know where he is.)) The two were married for 56 years. But during his sickness Virginia found some inner strength in God. (00:35:33:00) (( Joe: you enjoy it? Virginia: I love it. )) She came to the church as the pastor's wife but when he died, she took took over the ministry. (00:36:25:10) ((Virginia Collins/Super Senior, I don't think really pictured my doing this and I didn't either until it happened. But I'm really happy that I am here. )) (00:01:06:00) ((Nat sot: playing Amazing Grace on accordion)) And yes, the accordion does make a Sunday appearance . Amazing Grace seems to fit Virginia to a tee. Joe Carroll, Channel 3 News, East Topsham.

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In the headlines this morning A St. Johnsbury mom faces child cruelty charges. A bridge in Barton is closing--we have the detour details.. Plus-- an unusual crop in the Green Mountains could bring a boost to Vermont farmers

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But before we get to those stories -- let's take a quick look at how the weather is shaping up this morning.

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After a toddler was found alone in the streets -- a St. Johnsbury mom is facing child cruelty charges. Police say Cassandra Bashaw's preschool child was found wandering around the street - away from their home - wearing only a diaper. And police say it was the second time they'd found the child like that -- in a week. Bashaw is due in court next month.

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Town officials in Springfield are banking on a new set of 25-thousand dollar eyes to help with their drug and gang problems. The police department installed three new surveillance cameras downtown. Police say there have been several robberies this year. The town supervisor says the cameras will provide an extensive view of Main Street.

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Construction alert this morning -- A bridge in Barton -- is closing for nearly a month. This bridge on Roaring Brook Road will be closed starting next Thursday -- until August 26th -- while crews replace it. Drivers will be detoured to Route 16 and Bean Hill Road. Once re-opened, construction on the new bridge will continue--until October.

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Castleton State College -- is now under a different name this morning, Castleton University. The Vermont State Colleges Board of Trustees approved the name change to help the school compete for students. In recent years, the campus has expanded to include a new polling institute and five graduate level programs.

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(TC 00:02:47:11 Tile 2772) ((Dave Wolk/Castleton University President "Opportunities to meet and interact with people who may be different from them, may look different, may think differently. And so the point is as we internationalize the campus we enhance the education of all of our students whether they're from Vermont or out of state." 00:03:02:01)) Castleton will have more than 2-thousand students attending this fall semester. The university is giving out diplomas that say "Castleton University" to all alumni for the rest of the year.

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Farmers are working to figure out if growing milkweed -- could be profitable. University of Vermont Extension hosted a field day demonstration Thursday on the Borderview Farm in (AL-burg) Alburgh -- where they are growing milkweed for possible commercial use. 11 years ago this former dairy farm converted to a research farm, trying out new crops like sunflowers for oil, and hops for beer. But this new crop may be hard to swallow for some farmers.

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((roger again 00:15:18:23 if this thing, and i keep saying if becasue it is new to us but I guess in Canada they are doing quite well with it on some farms talking with the farmers in Canada is what convinced me this is probably a real good potential")) That's right. Canada grows thousands of acres. Companies there use the pods, seeds and downy fiber to make everything from oils -- to a substitute for conventional oil absorbant materials currently used to clean up oil spills.

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(anchors introduce gary) Scattered showers today, and a t-storm or two possible. Not bad on Saturday with some sun, but chance for showers late in day. Then showers, t-storms a good bet on Sunday. Lingering showers possible into Monday. Then hot, humid, summerlike days Tue. & Wed. Chance for showers, t-storms again Thu.

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Today: Mix of sun & clouds Showers, possible t-storms Highs: 68 to 75 Wind: WNW 5 to 15 mph Tonight: Partly cloudy Patchy fog Lows: 52 to 58 Wind: Light Saturday: Partly sunny Chance for showers late Highs: 73 to 80 Wind: S 5 to 15 mph Extended: Sunday: Mostly cloudy Showers, t-storms Lows: 58 to 68 Highs: 70s Monday: Partly sunny Chance for showers Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 80s Tuesday: Partly cloudy Lows: 58 to 68 Highs: 80s Hyper-Extended: Wednesday: Partly cloudy Lows: 60s Highs: 80s Thursday: Partly sunny Chance for showers, t-storms Lows: 60s Highs: 80s

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(((With wet weather in the forecast, officials at Devils bowl have decided to postpone their night of racing tomorrow in West Haven. The event was to feature the Modifieds Newport Chevrolet-Buick-GMC 100. A make up date will be announced as soon as possible. --- Double the points on the line at Thunder Road Last night. Nick Sweet and Derrick O'donnell enter the night leading the late model standings 75 lap feature, on lap 29 Barre's Jason Allen in the 29 is passed on the back straightaway by Barre's Michael "Beetle" Bailey for the lead He hangs to the lead for 20 laps but that's when the fun begins. Lap 49, Allen is spun out by Northfield's Mathew White. Just 3 laps later... All kinds of trouble in turn number one, everyone pushing themselves with double points on the line... On lap 64, O'Donnell makes his move to the outside of Beetle and moves into the lead. He hangs on the remaining 11 laps for the checkered flag. A huge step towards capturing his third straight late model points championship. --- The lake Monsters hosting Auburn. Vermont wearing jerseys designed by the boys and girls club of Burlington, they'll be auctioned off with proceeds helping the united way. Monsters shortstop Richie Martin helping starting pitcher John Massid, nice play on the grounder to get the out. Auburn up 1-0 after 1. Bottom of the second, Vermont with runners at the corners and one out for Sky Bolt. He goes high and deep to left. It hits the base of the wall for an RBI double. We're tied at 2. Auburn goes back in front in the third inning, 18 year old Victor Robles, who led off the game with a homerun, sends this one to center. It's an RBI triple. Robles with 4 hits, a double short of the cycle. Auburn adds a few more and takes this one, 6-2. ---- The Vermont Mountaineers win their 7th in a row beating Ocean State tonight In Rhode Island, 3-2 in 12 innings. Ocean State scored the tying run in the bottom of the ninth. Pinch Hitter, Riley Jackson with the game winning RBI single for the Neers in the 12th. ---- The Legion state tournament continues tomorrow. Highlights at 6 tonight. That's it for now, Scott Fleishman, channel 3 sports, have a great day.")))

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This morning 3 Minute Wrap. Getting you up to speed every morning -- in just 3 minutes.

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There has been a fatal moive theater shooting in Lousiana. Authorities are trying to figure out what led a man to open fire on moviegoers at the theater in Lafayette. The shooting happened during a Thursday night showing of the Amy Schumer comedy 'Trainwreck.' Officials say the 58-year-old white gunman killed several people, and hurt others, before turning the gun on himself.

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Vermont was the first state in the nation to mandate the labeling of genetically modified food. But an act passed in the U.S. House of Representatives -- could reverse that. In Washington Thursday -- the House passed a bill called The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act -- banning states from requiring genetically engineered labels. Vermont Attorney General Bill Sorrell -- who's heavily involved in Vermont's law -- says the House is listening to big food manufacturers rather than helping consumers.

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(TC 00:07:45:00 Tile 2773) ((Bill Sorrell/Vt. Attorney General "And now what the House is doing is going to keep that information away from consumers if it becomes law of this country." 00:07:54:15)) (TC 00:14:57:20 Tile 2780) ((Erin Sigrist/Vt. Retail & Grocers Association "We believe that Congress, the president or designated agencies within the administration should be the ones determining whether genetically engineering food should be labeled." 00:15:07:14)) Opponents of GMO labeling claim it violates free speech -- and could wrongly imply foods are unsafe. Vermonts law is supposed to take effect next summer.

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Although a missing Fair Haven teen is home safe -- the investigation is far from over. New York State Police located 13 year-old Isaac ((VOY-ZINE)) Voisine -- in Fort Ann, New York Tuesday night. He was with 18 year-old Calvn Lena. Police determined the boy went with Lena voluntarily and was not hurt. Fair Haven's Police Chief says investigators are now trying to figure out what charges Lena could face.

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(TC 16:12:52:09 Title 1178)((Chief William Humphries/Fair Haven Police Dept.: "harboring, we're looking at. And I think that was - after confirmed with state police we're going to look at harboring. And then we'll probably put it together talk with the state's attorney and figure out what statutes fits. So we haven't determined yet, but yeah, he'll be charged." 16:13:06:08)) The Chief says Lena has a record -- and he will first face charges in New York -- before returning to Vermont to face additional charges.

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Heroin and fentanyl overdoses in Vermont -- are on the rise. According to the health department, in 20-12 nine Vermonters died from a heroin overdose. In 20-13 - that jumped to 19. Last year there were 31. It's a similar story for fentanyl deaths -- in 20-12 there were six. Then eleven. And last year -- 17. Some of the victims may have had both drugs in their system. State police are trying to track the fentanyl in Vermont but say it is too early to say how much of it is in the Green Mountain State.

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And, a wildfire in California's wine country continues to burn today. Firefighters have managed to slow its progress -- with water drops from nearby Lake (berry-ess-uh) Berryessa. Some evacuated residents have been allowed to return home. More than 10 and a half square miles have burned since the fire broke out near Napa Valley Wednesday.

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

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Scattered showers today, and a t-storm or two possible. Not bad on Saturday with some sun, but chance for showers late in day. Then showers, t-storms a good bet on Sunday. Lingering showers possible into Monday. Then hot, humid, summerlike days Tue. & Wed. Chance for showers, t-storms again Thu.

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Sometime we feel a little guilty kicking back and munching on dip but no shame with this one because it's made with a very healthy ingredient, beets. Courtney Contos from Contos Kitchen and Store is with us this morning. Beet Tahini Dip Ingredients Serves 4 as a dip 250g | 8.8oz beets, peeled and boiled until soft 150g | 5.3oz tahini (tahini) paste 4 garlic cloves Juice of 2 lemons Salt, to taste Dukkah spice and pomegranate seeds to sprinkle on top (optional) 1. Purée all the ingredients in a food processor adding a little cold water to thin to desired consistency. 2. Season and add a swirl of olive oil on top. 3. Sprinkle with Dukkah spice and pomegranate seeds to serve. Semit (simit) These are Egyptian street snacks. These are very tasty with dips or olive oil. Stale ones can be used, cubed, in panzanella salad. Makes 5 150g | 5.3oz bread flour 100g | 2.5oz wholemeal or spelt flour 190ml | 6.5fl oz lukewarm water 2 tbsp sugar 1 1/2 tsp dry active yeast 1 tsp salt 100g | 2.5oz sesame seeds (or a mix of sesame and nigella seeds as shown) 1 small egg beaten with 1 tsp water for brushing Put the yeast and sugar in a measuring jug. Add the water, mix together and leave to stand for 5 minutes. Put the flour and salt in the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with a dough hook. Start adding the yeast mixture with the mixer running on low speed. Continue to mix for 7-10 minutes or until dough is elastic and passes the windowpane test. Put in a lightly greased bowl, cover, and let rise for an hour or until doubled. Preheat the oven to 180C | 350F. Line a large tray with baking paper. Tip the dough onto a lightly floured work top and knock it back. Divide into 5 equal portions. Cut each dough portion in half and form into ropes. Twist the two ropes together and form into rings, pressing the ends together to seal. Transfer onto the prepared tray. Brush with the beaten egg and sprinkle liberally with sesame seeds. Let them rise for 30 minutes then bake for about 20 minutes or until golden. Serve with olive oil or the beet tahini dip.

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Thanks for joining us on this Friday morning! We certainly hope you had a great week and are on your way off to an even better weekend. But chances are -- you won't be headed into it -- like this guy. Pete McCathie just hit jackpot -- winning the million dollar lottery in Canada. But here's the thing.... those aren't the most outrageous odds he's overcome. When Pete was a teen -- he was struck by lightening. Then, many years later -- his daughter was also struck by lightening. A mathematician says the odds of winning the lottery and then the duo both getting hit by lightening -- is 1 in 2.6 trillion. Oh ya, and Pete also owns the store where he bought the ticket -- so he gets an additional 1-percent awarded by the lottery to the seller... so that's another 10-grand. What are the odds?

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Good morning it's 5:00 -- I'm ... And I'm ... Gary Sadowsky starts us off this morning with quick check on the weather. weather intro (anchors thank in 3-shot-transition to lead story)

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Authorities in Louisiana are trying to figure out what led a man to open fire on Moviegoers in a Lafayette, Louisiana theater. Officials say the 58-year-old gunmen killed at least two people, and injured nine others, before killing himself. Omar Villafranca has the latest from Lafayette.

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(PKG) A State Police bomb squad was called to the scene outside the Grand Theatre. After canines hit on a backpack and other items in the suspected gunmans car. (SOT Chief) There was a suspicious package inside and as a result of that we had to stop all processing work and all investigation. Police evacuated the area and warned people nearby they would hear explosions. (wild line: Police evacuated the area and set several explosions to blow out the windows and trunk of the car... And then sent in a robot to make sure there were no bombs inside.) Law enforcement officials say the shooter is a 58-year-old white man who acted alone Thursday night...when he opened fire on moviegoers at random ...before turning his gun on himself. This young man was inside at the time: (SOT) hes just standing up just shooting at the whole crowd for justs who knows what Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal visited some of the injured at a local hospital. Among them -- two wounded teachers he says are heroes: (SOT Gov) Despite being injured the second teacher was able to pull a fire alarm and help to save other lives. Officials say about 100 people were there to see the Amy Schumer comedy 'Trainwreck.' Following the incident Schumer tweeted -- quote -- "My heart is broken, and all my thoughts and prayers are with everyone in Louisiana." Omar Villafranca CBS News Lafayette.

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The women accused of shooting her Westford firearms instructor -- is set to be back in court this morning. Darryl Montague was shot three times -- including twice in the face -- at his range last month. The alleged shooter -- Veronica Lewis -- is currently behind bars and is expected to be back before a judge today. Doctors at UVM Medical center say Montague is expected to survive -- but his recovery will take nine months to a year.

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What exactly is in the food you are eating? It seems like a simple enough question but it's not always easy to know. Vermont lawmakers have long aimed to change that but a measure passed this week by the U-S House says individual states shouldn't be making that decision. Logan Crawford explains.

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Vermont is a leader in requiring food makers to label what's in their product. A law passed in 2014 mandating food containing genetically modified organisms in the state to say so on the container. (TC 00:07:45:00 Tile 2773) ((Bill Sorrell/Vt. Attorney General "And now what the House is doing is going to keep that information away from consumers if it becomes law of this country." 00:07:54:15)) In Washington Thursday -- the House of Representatives passed a bill called The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act -- banning states from requiring GMO labels. Vermont Attorney General Bill Sorrell says the House is listening to big food manufacturers rather than consumers. Congressman Peter Welch agrees. (TC 00:21) ((Rep. Peter Welch/D-Vermont "This is not a question about whether science says GMO foods cause medical issues, that's not the issue. The question is whether consumers when they purchase food have a right to know what's in it." 00:36)) Those in favor of the GMO labeling law call this - the DARK Act. Or the Deny Americans the Right to Know Act. Connecticut and Maine passed similar laws to Vermont's -- and more states are looking to also. National food groups filed a lawsuit earlier this year with the state of Vermont over the issue. They claim it violates free speech -- and could wrongly imply foods are unsafe. (TC 00:17:49:28 Tile 2780) ((Erin Sigrist/Vt. Retail & Grocers Association "It's just one step closer to saying we need a national regulation." 00:17:53:24)) The Vermont Retail and Grocers Association is against letting state's have their own labeling laws. The group of food merchants says Vermont's law will be confusing to consumers and require manufacturers to print different labels for each state. (TC 00:14:57:20 Tile 2780) ((Erin Sigrist/Vt. Retail & Grocers Association "We believe that Congress, the president or designated agencies within the administration should be the ones determining whether genetically engineering food should be labeled." 00:15:07:14)) Logan Crawford, Channel 3 News, Burlington. -3-

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Although a missing Fair Haven teen is home safe -- the investigation is far from over. New York State Police located 13 year-old Isaac Voisine -- in Fort Ann, New York Tuesday night. He was with 18 year-old Calvn Lena. Police determined the boy went with Lena voluntarily and was not hurt. Fair Haven's Police Chief says investigators are now trying to figure out what charges Lena could face.

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(TC 16:12:52:09 Title 1178)((Chief William Humphries/Fair Haven Police Dept.: "harboring, we're looking at. And I think that was - after confirmed with state police we're going to look at harboring. And then we'll probably put it together talk with the state's attorney and figure out what statutes fits. So we haven't determined yet, but yeah, he'll be charged." 16:13:06:08)) The Chief says Lena has a record -- and he will first face charges in New York -- before returning to Vermont to face charges.

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Heroin is dangerous enough on it's own but now fentanyl is increasingly showing up in Vermont's heroin supply and killing addicts. According to the health department, in 20-12 nine Vermonters died from a heroin overdose. In 20-13 - that jumped to 19. Last year there were 31. It's a similar story for fentanyl deaths -- in 20-12 there were six. Then eleven. And last year -- 17. Some of the victims may have had both drugs in their system. Last month - two brothers overdosed on fentanyl in Burlington. Police say 34-year old Dennis Thibault of Burlington and 32-year old Sean Thibault of Westford were found dead in this home on Ward Street. Fentanyl is a powerful narcotic that is now being added to heroin -- but how often does that happen and why? Detective John Merrigan is the Vermont State Police expert on fentanyl. And talked about it on the :30.

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((01:24 Det. John Merrigan 01:24 "more recently we have seen illegally produced fentanyl from Mills in Mexico and that's getting shipped to the US by the Kilos and it's getting into heroin.)) State police are trying to track the fentanyl in Vermont but say it is too early to say how much of it is in the Green Mountain State.

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(anchors introduce gary) Scattered showers today, and a t-storm or two possible. Not bad on Saturday with some sun, but chance for showers late in day. Then showers, t-storms a good bet on Sunday. Lingering showers possible into Monday. Then hot, humid, summerlike days Tue. & Wed. Chance for showers, t-storms again Thu.

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Today: Mix of sun & clouds Showers, possible t-storms Highs: 68 to 75 Wind: WNW 5 to 15 mph Tonight: Partly cloudy Patchy fog Lows: 52 to 58 Wind: Light Saturday: Partly sunny Chance for showers late Highs: 73 to 80 Wind: S 5 to 15 mph Extended: Sunday: Mostly cloudy Showers, t-storms Lows: 58 to 68 Highs: 70s Monday: Partly sunny Chance for showers Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 80s Tuesday: Partly cloudy Lows: 58 to 68 Highs: 80s Hyper-Extended: Wednesday: Partly cloudy Lows: 60s Highs: 80s Thursday: Partly sunny Chance for showers, t-storms Lows: 60s Highs: 80s

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A new crop is turning heads -- and could be turning a profit for farmers. Judy Simpson explains.

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University of Vermont Extension hosted a field day demonstration Thursday on the Borderview farm in Alburgh. 11 years ago this former dairy farm converted to a research farm, trying out new crops like sunflowers for oil, and hops for beer. But this latest crop is pushing the envelope. (( Roger Rainville/ Borderview Farm 00:13:41:16" This is all new to me.So I am not even going to pretend that i know what the heck is going on.")) What has Rainville, and a lot of other farmers perplexed ? The new crop being planted,, is Milkweed. Why? Canada grows thousands of acres and a company Called ENCOURE 3 uses the pods, seeds and downy fiber to make everything from oils to a substitute for conventional oil abosorbant materieals currenty used to clean up oil spills. ((Robert Lehmert/monarch coop (lay-mert) 00:08:09:20" this is a typical oil spill kit that has some protective things in it but the heart of it is these fiber booms and again these are the fiber booms that are that will float on water they are extremly light.")) Light, Lehmert says because the fibers from the milkweed are hollow, which makes them very absorbent. And at the same time water resistant. He is trying to get more Vermont farmers to grow milkweed. ((Robert Lehmert/Monarch Coop (lay-mert) 00:02:52:00 "Right now I am forming a coop in Vermont and once that cooperative is formed i will turn it over to one of the members a farmer and i will take my role as president of ENCORE 3 USA. "00:03:05:13)) Called the Monarch Coop because of the decline of that species, which depends on the milkweed for survival. .**(Use company video here)** ENCORE 3 also makes a type of cloth out of milkweed, that can be used to insulate clothing. ((Robert again00:04:46:18 "We have developed processes that make it into a real soft workable cloth we use the huscks for oil obsorbants that are used on solid land , we use the fibers for oil absorbance that float on water , becaue it repells water we also use them for a thermal cloth . we use the seeds for oils taht can go in cosmetics oils that are very nutritious and for seeds. 00:05:11:10)) Lehmert says Parks Canada has replaced all their conventional absorbants with ones made from milkweed. ((JS SU 00:21:30:19 the trick is to convince farmers to devote land to growing what has always been seen as a nuisance weed as a potential cash crop, farmers like Roger Rainville. 00:21:40:04)) ((Roger Rainville/Borderview Farm 00:13:23:01 I have trouble with milkweed )) Rainville planted several acres with millkweed this spring. ((Rainville again 00:14:09:20" When i was planting we have 10 acres planted and i was sick to my stomach planting this stuff because i have been tryin to get rid of it,, we have been here almost 40 years i have been trying to get rid of it for 40 years so is it high maintenance,, i don't know we cant get rid of it if you look around where we are not growing crops they are growing everywhere. 00:14:28:18 )) There are no pests that eat milkweed pods, and it grows in almost any soil. No extra fertilizing is necessary. ((roger again 00:15:18:23 if this thing, and i keep saying if becasue it is new to us but I guess in Canada they are doing quite well with it on some farms talking with the farmers in Canada is what convinced me this is probably a real good potential")). Lehmert says Farmers in Canada get about 800 dollars a year, per acre for their milkweed crop. Making it comparable to growing other grains or hay. The work is going to be getting the idea of planting milkweed, to grow, on Vermont Farmers. JS Channel three news Alburgh

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The idea of finding an intruder under a bed in your home is frightening enough but learning that he's been there for days on end is even more concerning. That's exactly what police say happened to a New Jersey family. The home owner says the suspect, Jason Hubbard, dated her daughter years ago. She believes he was homeless and decided to hole up in her house. Police say he was there for up to five days, remaining mostly under a bed, charging cell phones. He's facing several charges.

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This is the last day for one lucky New Yorker to come forward and claim their prize. Lottery officials are looking for the person who won seven-million-dollars. The winning cash-4-life ticket was purchased in Brooklyn on July 24th, 20-14. The time limit to claim the money expires today. Officials have been canvassing the neighborhood where the ticket was sold, trying to find the ticket holder.

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Welcome Back! A British university has made a remarkable discovery. With the help of radiocarbon analysis, researches at the University of Birmingham have found the oldest known (KORE-AN) Quran in the world. The testing, which is more than 95% accurate, has dated the parchment on which the text is written to between 568 and 645 AD. The researchers hailed the discovery of the central religious text of Islam as being of particular significance to Birmingham because the city has a large Muslim population.

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A rocket carrying a new satellite for the military has blasted into outer space. ((TAKE SOUND UP FULL FOR 5 SECONDS)) NASA's delta four rocket launched from Florida Thursday, carrying the seventh U-S Air Force satellite into orbit. Officials say the 445 million dollar satellite will improve communications for troops on the ground around the world. Florida Today reports the satellite will enable people to stream high-definition video and high-speed data, supporting video feeds from drones to news broadcasts.

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And Google may know every place you've ever been and what you've been doing at those places. If that sounds shocking to you, well then you haven't been paying attention to how the search engine collects your data. For a long time now, Google has been able to keep track of your location history. Now the company is offering a new feature called, "Timeline," that will make it easier for you to see your travel history. It shows past trips and you can jump down to a specific day and see your journey as well as what photos you took that day. You can also re-name some places as mom's house or doctor's office.

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Scattered showers today, and a t-storm or two possible. Not bad on Saturday with some sun, but chance for showers late in day. Then showers, t-storms a good bet on Sunday. Lingering showers possible into Monday. Then hot, humid, summerlike days Tue. & Wed. Chance for showers, t-storms again Thu.

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Hope for older women with the most common type of breast cancer .. And a warning for social, financially stable adults over age 50.. Eboni Williams has some of the day's top health stories.

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Researchers in England say the more active and well-off you are over age 50, the more your risk of *harmful drinking*. Doctors studied 9-thousand people and found those in better health, with higher incomes and educations more likely to drink at dangerous levels. Post-menopausal women taking estrogen-suppressing drugs are less likely to die from the most common form of breast cancer.. That's according to researchers in Europe who tracked more than 30-thousand women. Women taking *aromatase inhibitors* for five years cut their risk of death by 40-percent. (aroma-taze) And new data suggests an impaired immune response may be why the elderly are *more prone* to the effects of West Nile virus. Doctors in Saint Louis say older lab mice had *20 times* the virus levels in their brains than younger mice... Those are some of the day's top health stories. Eboni Williams, CBS News, New York.

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In the headlines this morning: A St. Johnsbury mom faces child cruelty charges. A bridge in Barton is closing-- we have the detour details.. Plus-- name change-- Could a new name for one Vermont College attract more students from around the globe?

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But before we get to those stories -- let's take a quick look at how the weather is shaping up this morning.

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After a toddler was found alone in the streets -- a St. Johnsbury mom is facing child cruelty charges. Police say Cassandra Bashaw's preschool child was found wandering around the street - away from their home - wearing only a diaper. And police say it was the second time they'd found the child like that -- in a week. Bashaw is due in court next month.

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Town officials in Springfield are banking on a new set of 25-thousand dollar eyes to help with their drug and gang problems. The police department installed three new surveillance cameras downtown. Police say there have been several robberies this year. The town supervisor says the cameras will provide an extensive view of Main Street.

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Construction alert this morning -- A bridge in Barton -- is closing for nearly a month. This bridge on Roaring Brook Road will be closed starting next Thursday -- until August 26th -- while crews replace it. Drivers will be detoured to Route 16 and Bean Hill Road. Once re-opened, construction on the new bridge will continue--until October.

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Castleton State College -- is now under a different name this morning, Castleton University. The Vermont State Colleges Board of Trustees approved the name change to help the school compete for students. In recent years, the campus has expanded to include a new polling institute and five graduate level programs.

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(TC 00:02:47:11 Tile 2772) ((Dave Wolk/Castleton University President "Opportunities to meet and interact with people who may be different from them, may look different, may think differently. And so the point is as we internationalize the campus we enhance the education of all of our students whether they're from Vermont or out of state." 00:03:02:01)) Castleton will have more than 2-thousand students attending this fall semester. The university is giving out diplomas that say "Castleton University" to all alumni for the rest of the year.

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(anchors introduce gary) Scattered showers today, and a t-storm or two possible. Not bad on Saturday with some sun, but chance for showers late in day. Then showers, t-storms a good bet on Sunday. Lingering showers possible into Monday. Then hot, humid, summerlike days Tue. & Wed. Chance for showers, t-storms again Thu.

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Today: Mix of sun & clouds Showers, possible t-storms Highs: 68 to 75 Wind: WNW 5 to 15 mph Tonight: Partly cloudy Patchy fog Lows: 52 to 58 Wind: Light Saturday: Partly sunny Chance for showers late Highs: 73 to 80 Wind: S 5 to 15 mph Extended: Sunday: Mostly cloudy Showers, t-storms Lows: 58 to 68 Highs: 70s Monday: Partly sunny Chance for showers Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 80s Tuesday: Partly cloudy Lows: 58 to 68 Highs: 80s Hyper-Extended: Wednesday: Partly cloudy Lows: 60s Highs: 80s Thursday: Partly sunny Chance for showers, t-storms Lows: 60s Highs: 80s

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Bernie Sanders has commanded record crowds in his pursuit of the presidency. His stance on progressive issues has resonated with young and working class Americans. But with all eyes on racial injustice in America, how will Sanders take on that issue and court these all important voters. Alex Apple explains.

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((NAT shouts)) Shouted down... ((03:12 Sanders: Hold on, listen black lives matter of course. I've spent 50 years of my life fighting for that, but if you don't want me here...)) At a forum called Netroots Nation earlier in the week in Arizona -- Democratic Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders encountered a group of minority activists determined to get their point across. Something few candidates encounter in the largely white early voting states like Iowa and New Hampshire. ((Matt Dickinson/Political Scientist 04:43 It's when he heads South and heads West and he begins to try to appeal to more diverse electorates that he's going to run into problems.)) According to a June CNN/ORC poll, only two percent of black democrats support Sanders. A problem for any candidacy. ((Rashad Shabazz/UVM professor 05:40 This is the most diverse group of young people that we've seen in the country's recorded history.)) In a teleconference this week, those who do support Sanders' fledgling campaign -- said they're hopeful the Arizona encounter gets the him focused on issues in minority communities. ((Marcus Terrell/Attended Netroots Rally 14:33 I am happy it happened so the issues that I care about for my community are addressed at the forefront of everybody's talking points right now.)) ((Bernie Sanders -- Source; Sanders Campaign 00:36 This grotesque level of income and wealth inequality is immoral. It is bad economics. It is unsustainable.)) Sanders argues his ideas on income inequality -- affect all Americans -- white or black. The author of the book "spacializing Blackness" -- Rashad Shabazz says Bernie is missing the point. ((Rashad Shabazz/UVM Professor 07:37 It's not just the banks seizing, but it's also these historical forms of inequalities and racism that have enabled for the current economic situation of people of color, and Bernie Sanders has to understand and address that.)) ((GFX)) On other issues important to minority communities like immigration and gun control -- Sanders is largely silent. ((End GFX)) And beyond those issues -- Shabazz says the African-American community longs for a discussion about race and a candidate courageous enough to address it. ((Rashad Shabazz/UVM Professor 05:14 I think there is a hunger and a thirst for a sophisticated and nuanced discussion around race to take place.)) ((Bernie Sanders -- Source: BernieTexas 00:42 You don't create the kind of jobs we need unless working people have money in their pockets.)) Shabazz believes directly addressing minority voters is Sanders one chance to beat Hillary Clinton -- a candidate with history on her side. ((Rashad Shabazz 19:09 The sort of historic nature of her presidency, first woman president, against the backdrop of first black president, I think history is not on Bernie's side.))

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(((With wet weather in the forecast, officials at Devils bowl have decided to postpone their night of racing tomorrow in West Haven. The event was to feature the Modifieds Newport Chevrolet-Buick-GMC 100. A make up date will be announced as soon as possible. --- Double the points on the line at Thunder Road Last night. Nick Sweet and Derrick O'donnell enter the night leading the late model standings 75 lap feature, on lap 29 Barre's Jason Allen in the 29 is passed on the back straightaway by Barre's Michael "Beetle" Bailey for the lead He hangs to the lead for 20 laps but that's when the fun begins. Lap 49, Allen is spun out by Northfield's Mathew White. Just 3 laps later... All kinds of trouble in turn number one, everyone pushing themselves with double points on the line... On lap 64, O'Donnell makes his move to the outside of Beetle and moves into the lead. He hangs on the remaining 11 laps for the checkered flag. A huge step towards capturing his third straight late model points championship. --- The lake Monsters hosting Auburn. Vermont wearing jerseys designed by the boys and girls club of Burlington, they'll be auctioned off with proceeds helping the united way. Monsters shortstop Richie Martin helping starting pitcher John Massid, nice play on the grounder to get the out. Auburn up 1-0 after 1. Bottom of the second, Vermont with runners at the corners and one out for Sky Bolt. He goes high and deep to left. It hits the base of the wall for an RBI double. We're tied at 2. Auburn goes back in front in the third inning, 18 year old Victor Robles, who led off the game with a homerun, sends this one to center. It's an RBI triple. Robles with 4 hits, a double short of the cycle. Auburn adds a few more and takes this one, 6-2. ---- The Vermont Mountaineers win their 7th in a row beating Ocean State tonight In Rhode Island, 3-2 in 12 innings. Ocean State scored the tying run in the bottom of the ninth. Pinch Hitter, Riley Jackson with the game winning RBI single for the Neers in the 12th. ---- The Legion state tournament continues tomorrow. Highlights at 6 tonight. That's it for now, Scott Fleishman, channel 3 sports, have a great day.")))

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Scattered showers today, and a t-storm or two possible. Not bad on Saturday with some sun, but chance for showers late in day. Then showers, t-storms a good bet on Sunday. Lingering showers possible into Monday. Then hot, humid, summerlike days Tue. & Wed. Chance for showers, t-storms again Thu.

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If you went out for lunch -- or checked social media yesterday -- you may have noticed a holiday to make you hungry. Gina Bullard hit the road to see how folks were celebrating National Hot Dog Day.

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((nat ketchup!?)) They often rank inferior to other items at barbeques but today America is celebrating a grilling classic -- hot dogs. (00:19:02:23) ((Travis Daniel/Hotel VT "today we have some regular hot dogs toasted hot dogs, grilled lightly steamed")) Hotel Vermont was handing out hundreds of free wieners for national hot dog day. (00:20:51:09) ((George Russell/i was walking down the street saw the sign and turned around and the guy behind me said free hot dog got you didn't it?)) ((nat at mckenzies)) And why not celebrate the day with some local franks from McKenzie's Country Classics. Free dogs here too! (00:34:00:22) ((g-how's that hotdog? kid- good!")) (00:37:23:11) ((KJ O'Grady "ketchup mustard onions the works")) (00:37:27:01) ((KJ O'Grady "g-just one for you? Kj-i mean i'm going to go until they tell me I can't go anymore")) (00:31:20:22) ((paul stephens/McKenzie's- it's one of your first food memories you either have a disaster or a great time in your life it's one of your first memories as a child and most vermotners are lucky its a mckenzie hotdog that they're eating)) Celebrating a classic summertime food -- that is so good ... ((bite)) It gets its own holiday. Gina Bullard Channel 3 News Burlington.

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The women accused of shooting her Westford firearms instructor -- is set to be back in court this morning. Darryl Montague was shot three times -- including twice in the face -- at his gun range last month. The alleged shooter -- Veronica Lewis -- is currently in jail and is expected to be back before a judge today. Doctors at UVM Medical center say Montague is expected to survive -- but his recovery will take nine months to a year.

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Heroin and fentanyl overdoses in Vermont -- are on the rise. According to the health department, in 20-12 nine Vermonters died from a heroin overdose. In 20-13 - that jumped to 19. Last year there were 31. It's a similar story for fentanyl deaths -- in 20-12 there were six. Then eleven. And last year -- 17. Some of the victims may have had both drugs in their system. State police are trying to track the fentanyl in Vermont but say it is too early to say how much of it is in the Green Mountain State.

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Vermont was the first state in the nation to mandate the labeling of genetically modified food. But an act passed in the U.S. House of Representatives -- could reverse that. In Washington Thursday -- the House passed a bill called The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act -- banning states from requiring genetically engineered labels. Vermont Attorney General Bill Sorrell -- who's heavily involved in Vermont's law -- says the House is listening to big food manufacturers rather than helping people.

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(TC 00:07:45:00 Tile 2773) ((Bill Sorrell/Vt. Attorney General "And now what the House is doing is going to keep that information away from consumers if it becomes law of this country." 00:07:54:15)) (TC 00:14:57:20 Tile 2780) ((Erin Sigrist/Vt. Retail & Grocers Association "We believe that Congress, the president or designated agencies within the administration should be the ones determining whether genetically engineering food should be labeled." 00:15:07:14)) Opponents of GMO labeling claim it violates free speech -- and could wrongly imply foods are unsafe. Vermonts law is supposed to take effect next summer.

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Scattered showers today, and a t-storm or two possible. Not bad on Saturday with some sun, but chance for showers late in day. Then showers, t-storms a good bet on Sunday. Lingering showers possible into Monday. Then hot, humid, summerlike days Tue. & Wed. Chance for showers, t-storms again Thu.

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The women accused of shooting her Westford firearms instructor -- is set to be back in court this morning. Darryl Montague was shot three times -- including twice in the face -- at his range last month. The alleged shooter -- Veronica Lewis -- is currently behind bars and is expected to be back before a judge today. Doctors at UVM Medical center say Montague is expected to survive -- but his recovery will take nine months to a year.

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Vermont was the first state in the nation to mandate the labeling of genetically modified food. But an act passed in the U.S. House of Representatives -- could reverse that. In Washington Thursday -- the House passed a bill called The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act -- banning states from requiring genetically engineered labels. Vermont Attorney General Bill Sorrell -- who's heavily involved in Vermont's law -- says the House is listening to big food manufacturers rather than helping people.

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(TC 00:07:45:00 Tile 2773) ((Bill Sorrell/Vt. Attorney General "And now what the House is doing is going to keep that information away from consumers if it becomes law of this country." 00:07:54:15)) (TC 00:14:57:20 Tile 2780) ((Erin Sigrist/Vt. Retail & Grocers Association "We believe that Congress, the president or designated agencies within the administration should be the ones determining whether genetically engineering food should be labeled." 00:15:07:14)) Opponents of GMO labeling claim it violates free speech -- and could wrongly imply foods are unsafe. Vermonts law is supposed to take effect next summer.

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Although a missing Fair Haven teen is home safe -- the investigation is far from over. New York State Police located 13 year-old Isaac Voisine -- in Fort Ann, New York Tuesday night. He was with 18 year-old Calvn Lena. Police determined the boy went with Lena voluntarily and was not hurt. Fair Haven's Police Chief says investigators are now trying to figure out what charges Lena could face.

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(TC 16:12:52:09 Title 1178)((Chief William Humphries/Fair Haven Police Dept.: "harboring, we're looking at. And I think that was - after confirmed with state police we're going to look at harboring. And then we'll probably put it together talk with the state's attorney and figure out what statutes fits. So we haven't determined yet, but yeah, he'll be charged." 16:13:06:08)) The Chief says Lena has a record -- and he will first face charges in New York -- before returning to Vermont to face charges.

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Construction alert this morning -- A bridge in Barton -- is closing for nearly a month. This bridge on Roaring Brook Road will be closed starting next Thursday -- until August 26th -- while crews replace it. Drivers will be detoured to Route 16 and Bean Hill Road. Once re-opened, construction on the new bridge will continue--until October.

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Scattered showers today, and a t-storm or two possible. Not bad on Saturday with some sun, but chance for showers late in day. Then showers, t-storms a good bet on Sunday. Lingering showers possible into Monday. Then hot, humid, summerlike days Tue. & Wed. Chance for showers, t-storms again Thu.

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After a toddler was found alone in the streets -- a St. Johnsbury mom is facing child cruelty charges. Police say Cassandra Bashaw's preschool child was found wandering around the street - away from their home - wearing only a diaper. And police say it was the second time they'd found the child like that -- in a week. Bashaw is due in court next month.

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Town officials in Springfield are banking on a new set of 25-thousand dollar eyes to help with their drug and gang problems. The police department installed three new surveillance cameras downtown. Police say there have been several robberies this year. The town supervisor says the cameras will provide an extensive view of Main Street.

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Farmers are working to figure out if growing milkweed -- could be profitable. University of Vermont Extension hosted a field day demonstration Thursday on the Borderview Farm in (AL-burg) Alburgh -- where they are growing milkweed for possible commercial use. 11 years ago this former dairy farm converted to a research farm, trying out new crops like sunflowers for oil, and hops for beer. But this new crop may be hard to swallow for some farmers.

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((roger again 00:15:18:23 if this thing, and i keep saying if becasue it is new to us but I guess in Canada they are doing quite well with it on some farms talking with the farmers in Canada is what convinced me this is probably a real good potential")) That's right. Canada grows thousands of acres. Companies there use the pods, seeds and downy fiber to make everything from oils -- to a substitute for conventional oil absorbant materials currently used to clean up oil spills.

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Scattered showers today, and a t-storm or two possible. Not bad on Saturday with some sun, but chance for showers late in day. Then showers, t-storms a good bet on Sunday. Lingering showers possible into Monday. Then hot, humid, summerlike days Tue. & Wed. Chance for showers, t-storms again Thu.


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