Fri 04-SEP-2015 Early A.M. News Script

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A Burlington police officer and member of the National Guard won't walk the beat this morning as he fights criminal charges. 37-year-old Cpl. Ethan Thibault was charged with domestic assault stemming from an incident over the weekend at his Hinesburg home -- after his girlfriend allegedly returned late from a concert. He's accused of pushing and slapping her but he says she started the fight. Prosecutors say the case is more concerning -- because of his position as a police officer.

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((T.J. Donovan/Chittenden County Proseuctor 01:05:41 "The allegation is that he hit her, struck her in the face and caused a bloody nose. The affidavit outlines a history of alleged abuse. Obviously this is a very serious case.")) ((Chief Brandon Del Pozo/Burlington Police Dept. 00:55:55 "It's a domestic violence issue. It's one of the things we fight against and when an officer is alleged to have committed it that makes it all the worse.")) Thibault will be on paid administrative leave during the investigation.

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In the pursuit of the presidency this morning -- Vermont Senator and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is on the campaign trail in Iowa again today. The Democratic candidate focused on jobs... heading into Labor Day weekend. At a town hall Thursday, he said he supports raising the minimum wage to 15 dollars an hour over a period of years.

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(((Sen. Bernie Sanders/(D) Presidential Candidate) "Simple fact, wages for millions of workers in this country are just too damn low.)) Proposals to raise the minimum wage have faced criticism from some businesses -- and Republican candidates -- who say it would hurt job growth.

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Meanwhile today, we'll find out whether wages have gone up across the country -- and how many jobs America has added in August. This new jobs report is important to the federal reserve -- and could be a deciding factor on raising interest rates. Job growth could confirm that the U-S economy is strong. Stock markets remain jittery. And some people are concerned that raising the rates could create chaos in the global stock markets.

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As we head into the holiday weekend -- New Hampshire tourism officials say they're predicting more people will visit the Granite State. They say lower gas prices -- and an increase in spending -- will bring 5 percent more people over the Labor Day weekend. The Institute of New Hampshire studies estimates nearly 600-thousand people will visit -- and spend about 84 million dollars. Hotels in the popular tourist spots -- and campgrounds -- are nearly full.

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We have new details this morning from that deadly Thursday crash in Swanton. We now know police are investigating whether drugs may have been a factor in the collision that left two people dead. Police say 35-year-old Maria Carlson of Swanton was speeding at about 100 miles an hour when she went off Route 7 -- hit a telephone pole, went through a yard, and swerved back onto the road -- hitting another car. 68-year-old Diane (Bo-hannon) and 67-year-old Robert Benjamin of ALburgh were on their way to go grocery shopping. Both were killed.

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(TC 00:24:32:15 Tile 4421) ((Trooper John Bruzzi/Vermont State Police "Said that they were behind the vehicle, the truck, a little while before the crash happened and watched the vehicle go off the road once, spit dirt up. Then go off the road again, spit dirt up and then the third time is when the crash occurred. So that car had been swerving well before the crash occurred so they were obviously having an issue." 00:24:46:15)) A trooper says a syringe was found in Carlson's car -- but police won't know if she was under the influence until a drug test comes back. She's under guard at the hospital -- and is being held without bail. She's charged with gross negligent operation with death resulting.

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G-M-P is easing up on its push for a new solar farm in the Upper Valley. More than 50 Windsor residents turned out against the plan at a public forum last month -- concerned it would be an eyesore. The solar array would support enough panels to power 12-hundred homes. Windsor's Town Manager says G-M-P told him the project is on hold as state agencies try to iron out plans for the land.

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As we head into the holiday weekend -- New Hampshire tourism officials say they're predicting more people will visit the Granite State. They say lower gas prices -- and an increase in spending -- will bring 5 percent more people over the Labor Day weekend. The Institute of New Hampshire studies estimates nearly 600-thousand people will visit -- and spend about 84 million dollars. Hotels in the popular tourist spots -- and campgrounds -- are nearly full.

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Good morning it's 5:00 -- I'm ... And I'm ... We want to start your Friday off with a really incredible story out of Australia. An overgrown sheep found lost in Australia was shorn for perhaps the first time, yielding 89 pounds of wool. This gigantic sheep -- now named 'Chris' -- could barely walk when it was found. The sheep had to be sedated throughout the haircut. It took 45 minutes to remove the 18-inch fleece. Chris is said to be in great health this morning. And he set a world record! ... Easily beating the 60-pound fleece previously cut from a New Zealand sheep, known as "Shrek".

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weather intro (anchors thank in 3-shot-transition to lead story) Today is shaping up to be a delightful day. Any lingering clouds well south will fade, and we will see mostly sunny skies through the day. Highs will range from 75/82, with comfortable humidity levels. Tonight we'll see some patchy fog form under mostly clear skies. Lows will average 48/58.

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We have new details this morning in a deadly crash in Swanton Thursday. We now know police are investigating whether drugs may have been a factor in the collision that left two people dead. Police say 35-year-old Maria Carlson of Swanton was speeding at about 100 miles an hour when she went off Route 7 -- hit a telephone pole, went through a yard, and swerved back onto the road -- hitting another car. 68-year-old Diane (Bo-hannon) and 67-year-old Robert Benjamin of ALburgh were on their way to go grocery shopping. Both were killed.

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(TC 00:24:32:15 Tile 4421) ((Trooper John Bruzzi/Vermont State Police "Said that they were behind the vehicle, the truck, a little while before the crash happened and watched the vehicle go off the road once, spit dirt up. Then go off the road again, spit dirt up and then the third time is when the crash occurred. So that car had been swerving well before the crash occurred so they were obviously having an issue." 00:24:46:15)) A trooper says a syringe was found in Carlson's car -- but police won't know if she was under the influence until a drug test comes back. She's under guard at the hospital -- and is being held without bail. She's charged with gross negligent operation with death resulting.

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A Burlington police officer and member of the National Guard won't walk the beat this morning as he fights criminal charges. 37-year-old Cpl. Ethan ((tee-bow)) Thibault was charged with domestic assault stemming from an incident over the weekend at his Hinesburg home -- after his girlfriend allegedly returned late from a concert. He's accused of pushing and slapping her but he says she started the fight. Prosecutors say the case is more concerning -- because of his position as a police officer.

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((T.J. Donovan/Chittenden County Proseuctor 01:05:41 "The allegation is that he hit her, struck her in the face and caused a bloody nose. The affidavit outlines a history of alleged abuse. Obviously this is a very serious case.")) ((Chief Brandon Del Pozo/Burlington Police Dept. 00:55:55 "It's a domestic violence issue. It's one of the things we fight against and when an officer is alleged to have committed it that makes it all the worse.")) ((tee-bow)) Thibault will be on paid administrative leave during the investigation.

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Corporal ((tee-bow)) Thibault is the third Burlington officer arrested this year. In March, Nathan Harvey was charged with domestic assault. He pleaded not guilty -- but has since resigned from the force. And in July, Officer Leanne Werner was charged with drunk driving with death resulting for a fatal car crash in St. Albans.

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G-M-P is easing up on its push for a new solar farm in the Upper Valley. More than 50 Windsor residents turned out against the plan at a public forum last month -- concerned it would be an eyesore. The solar array would support enough panels to power 12-hundred homes. Windsor Town Manager Tom Marsh says G-M-P told him the project is on hold as state agencies try to iron out plans for the land. GMP says the utility will work with the town and the state.

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One of the biggest construction projects ever in Caledonia County could wrap up early -- but other similar projects may be in jeopady. Foreign investment of more than 50-million dollars is paying for this new hotel on Q. Burke Mountain Resort. It's set to open in Mid-December. Developer Bill Stenger says the mountain resort is almost 60 years old -- and calls the 400-guest hotel a critical step.

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(00:41:49:00) ((Bill Stenger - Q. Burke Mountain Resort Development Partner If you can't create a year-round facility with good accommodations, you can't be successful in the winter season and you certainly aren't going to survive to the next winter if you dont' have full, year-round operations)) Stenger has other projects planned -- including a new tennis and aquatics center. Meanwhile the EB-5 program is facing increased scrutiny by the feds. The Securities and Exchange Commission is reviewing the Q Burke expansion -- as well as two other Stenger projects in the Northeast Kingdom.

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As we head into the holiday weekend -- New Hampshire tourism officials say they're predicting more people will visit the Granite State. They say lower gas prices -- and an increase in spending -- will bring 5 percent more people over the Labor Day weekend. The Institute of New Hampshire studies estimates nearly 600-thousand people will visit -- and spend about 84 million dollars. Hotels in the popular tourist spots -- and campgrounds -- are nearly full.

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Today is shaping up to be a delightful day. Any lingering clouds well south will fade, and we will see mostly sunny skies through the day. Highs will range from 75/82, with comfortable humidity levels. Tonight we'll see some patchy fog form under mostly clear skies. Lows will average 48/58. This holiday weekend is looking great! High pressure and upper-level ridging will bring us lots of sunshine on Saturday, Sunday and Labor Day. High temperatures will gradually warm up, reaching 82/88 by Labor Day. The humidity could come up a bit by Labor Day too. After that a weak trough could touch off a few showers and thunderstorms on Tuesday, but it's not looking like a big deal. Highs will still be in the 80s It looks like a stronger cold front will catch up to that trough later Wednesday into Thursday. This could touch off some more showers and thunderstorms. This front will likely change up our weather pattern, bringing an end to the unusually warm weather we've seen as of late.

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As Bernie Sanders continues his campaign in Iowa today -- Vice President Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton were back in the headlines. Marlie Hall explains why in our worldwatch.

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Vice President Joe Biden says he's still trying to figure out if he has the emotional energy to run for the White House...following the death of his son. The comments Thursday came on the same day -- a former aide to Hillary Clinton -- was grilled by a House panel about the Benghazi attack, as well as Clinton's use of a private email server. Another Clinton aide, who helped set up that server, has declined to answer questions from the committee. Marriage licenses will be handed out in Kentucky today...as a defiant county clerk sits in jail. A federal judge sent Kim Davis to jail Thursday -- for refusing to grant the licenses to same sex couples. Five of six deputies say they'll issue the licenses in her absence. And, the last of three Sacramento men, credited with stopping a terror attack on a French train, is finally back home. Spencer Stone touched down at Travis Air Force Base Thursday night --to the delight of family, friends and fans. A celebratory parade honoring the three heroes will take place on September 11th. Those are some of the day's top stories. I'm Marlie Hall CBS News New York.

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Have you ever wondered why we still rent cable boxes from the cable company? Well get this: cable companies make around 19 and a half billion dollars a year in just renting boxes -- so that's why. A story in the Atlantic talks about how some are hoping the FCC dismantles this antiquated business practice and opens up the floor for customers to buy their own box which would likely drive down the cost and improve them across the board.

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TAKE SOUND UP FULL FOR 3 SECONDS ((NATS, "Okay, I'm ready" )) But maybe we're not. It's been 17 years since Lindsay Lohan starred in the 1998 Film the Parent Trap. Lohan reminded fans with this now and then selfie. In the film, her character attends Camp Walden which is believed to be based off an existing camp for girls with that name in Denmark, Maine.

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And they may not be able to hear each other anymore, but Diana and Willie Robichaud still speak the language of love. The two have been married for eighty years. Diana turned ninety-nine this year ... and her hubby Willie... he's one hundred and one. The Canadian couple have thirteen grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren and two great, great grandchildren.

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"What did you think when you met her?" (William Robichaud/ Married 80 years) "What did I think?" "Yes, what did you think" (William Robichaud/ Married 80 years) "Oh ...I think a lot!" ((BUTTED TO)) (Rosa Gallant/ Daughter) "They were not feeling too good these last couple of weeks there....and we were scared they wouldn't be able to make it." (other sister cutting in) "But we celebrated them lots, Rosa!" Their daughter says she never really saw her parents mad and that she could always feel the love between them.

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Today is shaping up to be a delightful day. Any lingering clouds well south will fade, and we will see mostly sunny skies through the day. Highs will range from 75/82, with comfortable humidity levels. Tonight we'll see some patchy fog form under mostly clear skies. Lows will average 48/58. This holiday weekend is looking great! High pressure and upper-level ridging will bring us lots of sunshine on Saturday, Sunday and Labor Day. High temperatures will gradually warm up, reaching 82/88 by Labor Day. The humidity could come up a bit by Labor Day too. After that a weak trough could touch off a few showers and thunderstorms on Tuesday, but it's not looking like a big deal. Highs will still be in the 80s It looks like a stronger cold front will catch up to that trough later Wednesday into Thursday. This could touch off some more showers and thunderstorms. This front will likely change up our weather pattern, bringing an end to the unusually warm weather we've seen as of late.

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Before the TV show Survivor there was Put Blodgett - teaching boys how to survive the elements. Joe Carroll found a Super Senior who has roots - and many trees - in Bradford.

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Putnam Blodgett loves to walk in the woods. (01:05:08:00) ((Put Blodgett/Super Senior, If you wander through the woods long enough you see a lot of interesting pieces of wood. )) The 84-year-old has been doing it on this 670 acres of land since he was a little boy. (01:00:57:00) ((nat sot of the stream.)) But like everything in life - things change. (00:02:15:00) (( Joe: So this looks a lot different than when you were a kid? Put: Laughs, Oh yes.)) Putnam or Put as he prefers to be called, grew up 3 miles outside of the village of Bradford. (01:14:19:00) (( Every place brings back memories of the past. )) His father ran a dairy farm on the property. Now much of the land is forested with White Pines and Hemlocks. (00:04:03:00) (( Joe: You're a caretaker for the land right? Put: Steward - I call it, we're only here a short period of time, try to leave it a little better than we found it. )) The transformation of this land has been dramatic. (00:00:37:00) ((Put Blodgett/Super Senior, As a boy I always had a dream of a pond here because it used to be our young cattle pasture. )) The farm boy went to college down the road at Dartmouth. (00:27:09:00) ((Put Blodgett/Super Senior, I often thought that they were looking for a country hick to balance out the suburban sophisticates. )) His first semester was rocky, but he soon flourished. Participating in the Dartmouth Outing Club, skiing and any other activity that involved being out in the elements. He graduated in 1953 with a degree in economics. (00:29:25:00) ((Put Blodgett/Super Senior, Gives you an idea how much I learned because I started the farm the day after graduation. Joe: What's that all about? Put: Well, I didn't study economics hard enough I guess. )) That's right - while his classmates went out to take on the world, he went back to the farm. Soon Put had more plans for the land. (00:06:20:00) ((Put Blodgett/Super Senior, I called it Challenge Wilderness Camp. )) Put said it was a camp to toughen up boys to be men with physical fitness training - getting them out of their comfort zone. In a way he was reliving his youth. For three years he ran the dairy farm and the camp, rarely taking a day off. He says the stress ended his first marriage, but he later married Marian, they will be together 35 years this month. (00:18:34:00 ) ((nat sot going into the cabin.)) (00:20:58:00) ((Put Blodgett/Super Senior, A lot of memories, a lot of memories sitting at a desk back there planning trip menus and planning trips. )) The campers were mostly suburban kids from the East Coast. (00:17:40:00) ((Put Blodgett/Super Senior, They're scared of the woods, I'm scared to go to the city so, depends to what your used to I guess. )) Put ran the operation for 21 years. He now leases the land to another organization that runs the camp. He calls this land - a place to get away. (00:52:48:00) ((Put Blodgett/Super Senior, you know every place I go there's a memory. )) When Put was a little boy many of these tree were only 10 feet high. In a way, Put has grown up with the trees. (00:58:33:00) ((Put Blodgett/Super Senior, Well ... it's certainly outgrown me. )) Both tree and man have become tall in stature. Joe Carroll, Channel 3 News, Bradford.

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In our headlines this morning -- CRIME WAVE -- some Franklin County residents are pushing back against break-ins. DRUG TAKEBACK -- how you can get rid of your prescription meds -- safely. And JOBS REPORT -- why all eyes are on the latest numbers out later today.

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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. Today is shaping up to be a delightful day. Any lingering clouds well south will fade, and we will see mostly sunny skies through the day. Highs will range from 75/82, with comfortable humidity levels. Tonight we'll see some patchy fog form under mostly clear skies. Lows will average 48/58.

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This morning police are trying to figure out whether drugs may have played a role in a double fatal crash in Swanton that killed two people. Police say 35-year-old Maria Carlson of Swanton was speeding at about 100 miles an hour when she drove off the road -- and then swerved back and hit another car. In that car were 68-year-old Diane Bohannon and 67-year-old Robert Benjamin of ALburgh. Both were killed. Carlson was taken to the hospital but was not seriously hurt. She's facing charges of gross negligent operation with death resulting.

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A Franklin County community is coming together -- to address a string of break-ins and drug related crimes. More than a hundred people filled into to the Fairfax Fire Station Thursday night -- to see what can be done to stop the increased crime. Town officials say in the past year there has been an average of one break-in a week in Fairfax. The organizer of the public meeting -- Fairfax selectboard member Keith Potvin -- believes increase in drug use is the reason for more crime. Law enforcement and substance treatment officials agree.

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(TC 00:10:55:27 Tile 4383) ((Keith Potvin/Fairfax Selectboard "Try to mix those pieces together and find out what resources are there and what we can do to call upon those resources to help us in our community to make it safer." 00:11:06:01)) State troopers say they arrested 18-year old Kodi Ovitt and 26-year-old Allison (sowtee-err) Soutiere yesterday in connection with the recent break-ins in Fairfax. They're accused of attempted burglary and a list of other charges.

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All you have to do is clean out your medicine cabinet -- to help fight the opiate crisis in Vermont. That's according to Governor PeterShumlin and other officials. Drug take-back day is September 26th. It's a day when Vermonters can collect their unused or old prescription medications and give them to the DEA for disposal. Officials say taking prescribed pain killers is one of the biggest risks of forming a drug habit. To find a collection site -- you can visit our website WCAX dot com.

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In the pursuit of the presidency this morning -- Vermont Senator and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is on the campaign trail in Iowa again today. The Democratic candidate focused on jobs... heading into Labor Day weekend. At a town hall Thursday, he said he supports raising the minimum wage to 15 dollars an hour over a period of years.

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(((Sen. Bernie Sanders/(D) Presidential Candidate) "Simple fact, wages for millions of workers in this country are just too damn low.)) Proposals to raise the minimum wage have faced criticism from some businesses -- and Republican candidates -- who say it would hurt job growth.

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Meanwhile today, we'll find out whether wages have gone up across the country -- and how many jobs America has added in August. This new jobs report is important to the federal reserve -- and could be a deciding factor on raising interest rates. Job growth could confirm that the U-S economy is strong. Stock markets remain jittery. And some people are concerned that raising the rates could create chaos in the global stock markets.

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It could be the next generation of cow power... Making electricity AND bio-fuel -- from cow manure. Over the past year, researchers have been experimenting with the process at the Nordic Farm in Charlotte. They feed digested farm waste to a type of algae from which they distill a biofuel. It can be used to replace diesel that power vehicles -- or to replace home heating oil. Not only that, but the by-product of the process is an organic fertilizer that farmers can use on their fields -- reducing the amount of polluted runoff that is contaminating Vermont's lakes.

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((Mary Powell/Green Mountain Power 11:34 If we don't aggressively move forward, we are going to have real issues around another precious thing we all treasure in Vermont which is our lakes and our waterways.")) ((Anju Dahiya/Expert on new fuel 22:27 Not only is our process capable of producing 100,000 pounds of fertilizer but 20-30,000 gallons of biofuel.)) A Burlington-based company is developing that technology -- along with G-M-P and the Vermont Fuel Dealer's Association.

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Today is shaping up to be a delightful day. Any lingering clouds well south will fade, and we will see mostly sunny skies through the day. Highs will range from 75/82, with comfortable humidity levels. Tonight we'll see some patchy fog form under mostly clear skies. Lows will average 48/58. This holiday weekend is looking great! High pressure and upper-level ridging will bring us lots of sunshine on Saturday, Sunday and Labor Day. High temperatures will gradually warm up, reaching 82/88 by Labor Day. The humidity could come up a bit by Labor Day too. After that a weak trough could touch off a few showers and thunderstorms on Tuesday, but it's not looking like a big deal. Highs will still be in the 80s It looks like a stronger cold front will catch up to that trough later Wednesday into Thursday. This could touch off some more showers and thunderstorms. This front will likely change up our weather pattern, bringing an end to the unusually warm weather we've seen as of late.

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(((Tom Brady's 4-game suspension has been vacated. He'll start a week from tonight when the Patriots take on the Steelers in the season opener. One person you won't see at that game is NFL commissioner Roger Goodell who said he doesn't want to be a distraction. The Patriots and Giants taking the field in Foxboro for the final preseason game. A couple of happy guys there in Bill Belichick and Pats owner Rober Kraft. The Giants Chris Boswell kicked four field goals on the way to a 12-9 win over New England. Brady was among the many starters not playing for either team. In fact, back up qb jimmy garapolo didn't play either. Third stringer, Ryan Lindley completed 22 of 45 passes for 253 yards with one interception and a late fumble. Giants backup quarterback Ryan Nassib played all but the final few minutes for New York and was 16 for 32 for 193 yards and no interceptions. --- The Bellows Falls high school football team certainly got to go to Foxboro on a great night. The Terriers won a new england wide documentary contest held by the Pats. The players got to hang out on the field during pregame. Our own Kane O'Neill was in Foxboro with the guys and we'll have much more tomorrow night at 6. --- High School boys soccer tonight. The annual Brady Classic at Essex. The second game of the night Rutland taking on the host Hornets. CVU beat Rice 1-0 earlier in the night. 1st half, Rutland can't clear it, The Hornets Noah Ferris with a shot, but Rutland Keeper Ryan McKay somehow gets a hand on it. Later in the first, Caleb Weis for Essex with the high arching shot , knocked away by McKay and he pounces on the rebound. We're scoreless at the break. Rutland with a chance early in the second half, Andres Aguilar with the shot tipped and it dings off the cross bar. Finally with 22 minutes to go in regulation, the Hornets Alexander Benevento manuevers his way past the Rutland defense and he fires a bullet to the top corner. 1-0 Hornets. Essex adds some insurance with 2 minutes to go, Noah Ferris centers it, Aidan Whitney puts it in. Essex goes on to the 2-0 win. The tournament continues on Saturday. --- The lake Monsters beat Hudson Valley, 4-1 last night at Centennial, don't forget the Friday Football Frenzy tonight at 11. That's it for now, Scott Fleishman, channel 3 sports, have a great day.)))

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We have new details this morning in a deadly crash in Swanton Thursday. We now know police are investigating whether drugs may have been a factor in the collision that left two people dead. Police say 35-year-old Maria Carlson of Swanton was speeding at about 100 miles an hour when she went off Route 7 -- hit a telephone pole, went through a yard, and swerved back onto the road -- hitting another car. 68-year-old Diane Bohannon and 67-year-old Robert Benjamin of Alburgh were on their way to go grocery shopping. Both were killed.

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(TC 00:24:32:15 Tile 4421) ((Trooper John Bruzzi/Vermont State Police "Said that they were behind the vehicle, the truck, a little while before the crash happened and watched the vehicle go off the road once, spit dirt up. Then go off the road again, spit dirt up and then the third time is when the crash occurred. So that car had been swerving well before the crash occurred so they were obviously having an issue." 00:24:46:15)) A trooper says a syringe was found in Carlson's car -- but police won't know if she was under the influence until a drug test comes back. She's under guard at the hospital -- and is being held without bail. She's charged with gross negligent operation with death resulting.

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A Burlington police officer is on paid administrative leave -- after allegations of domestic assault surfaced. 37-year-old Cpl. Ethan Thibault is accused of pushing and slapping his girlfriend -- over the weekend at his Hinesburg home -- after she allegedly returned late from a concert. But he says she started the fight. Prosecutors say the case is more concerning -- because of his position as a police officer.

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((T.J. Donovan/Chittenden County Proseuctor 01:05:41 "The allegation is that he hit her, struck her in the face and caused a bloody nose. The affidavit outlines a history of alleged abuse. Obviously this is a very serious case.")) ((Chief Brandon Del Pozo/Burlington Police Dept. 00:55:55 "It's a domestic violence issue. It's one of the things we fight against and when an officer is alleged to have committed it that makes it all the worse.")) Thibault pleaded not guilty Thursday to domestic assault charges.

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One of the biggest construction projects ever in Caledonia County could wrap up early -- but other similar projects may be in jeopardy. Foreign investment of more than 50-million dollars is paying for this new hotel on Q. Burke Mountain Resort. It's set to open in Mid-December. Developer Bill Stenger says the mountain resort is almost 60 years old -- and calls the 400-guest hotel a critical step.

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(00:41:49:00) ((Bill Stenger - Q. Burke Mountain Resort Development Partner If you can't create a year-round facility with good accommodations, you can't be successful in the winter season and you certainly aren't going to survive to the next winter if you dont' have full, year-round operations)) Stenger has other projects planned -- including a new tennis and aquatics center. Meanwhile the E-B-5 program is facing increased scrutiny by the feds. The Securities and Exchange Commission is reviewing the Q Burke expansion -- as well as two other Stenger projects in the Northeast Kingdom.

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Marriage licenses will be handed out in Kentucky today...as a defiant county clerk sits in jail. A federal judge sent Kim Davis to jail Thursday -- for refusing to grant the licenses to same sex couples. Five of six deputies say they'll issue the licenses in her absence.

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

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Today is shaping up to be a delightful day. Any lingering clouds well south will fade, and we will see mostly sunny skies through the day. Highs will range from 75/82, with comfortable humidity levels. Tonight we'll see some patchy fog form under mostly clear skies. Lows will average 48/58. This holiday weekend is looking great! High pressure and upper-level ridging will bring us lots of sunshine on Saturday, Sunday and Labor Day. High temperatures will gradually warm up, reaching 82/88 by Labor Day. The humidity could come up a bit by Labor Day too. After that a weak trough could touch off a few showers and thunderstorms on Tuesday, but it's not looking like a big deal. Highs will still be in the 80s It looks like a stronger cold front will catch up to that trough later Wednesday into Thursday. This could touch off some more showers and thunderstorms. This front will likely change up our weather pattern, bringing an end to the unusually warm weather we've seen as of late.

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We are incredibly excited to have Chef Herve with us this morning. Some very huge news in your life -- Chef you bought the former La-Monte restaurant in Burlington -- and are currently in the process of transforming it into your new vision -- Bistro (dew) Margot. Thanks for being with us this morning. The soft-opening is next week! What can people expect? Chef Mahe Herve from the upcoming Bistro de Margot joins us to make a tomato fennel tart recipe.

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Today is shaping up to be a delightful day. Any lingering clouds well south will fade, and we will see mostly sunny skies through the day. Highs will range from 75/82, with comfortable humidity levels. Tonight we'll see some patchy fog form under mostly clear skies. Lows will average 48/58. This holiday weekend is looking great! High pressure and upper-level ridging will bring us lots of sunshine on Saturday, Sunday and Labor Day. High temperatures will gradually warm up, reaching 82/88 by Labor Day. The humidity could come up a bit by Labor Day too.

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Good morning it's 5:00 -- I'm ... And I'm ... We want to start your Friday off with a really incredible story out of Australia. An overgrown sheep found lost in Australian scrubland was shorn for perhaps the first time, yielding 89 pounds of wool. This gigantic sheep -- now named 'Chris' -- could barely walk when it was found. The sheep had to be sedated throughout the haircut. It took 45 minutes to remove the 18-inch fleece. Chris is said to be in great health this morning. And he set a world record! Easily beating the 60-pound fleece previously shorn from a New Zealand sheep, known as "Shrek".

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weather intro (anchors thank in 3-shot-transition to lead story) Today is shaping up to be a delightful day. Any lingering clouds well south will fade, and we will see mostly sunny skies through the day. Highs will range from 75/82, with comfortable humidity levels. Tonight we'll see some patchy fog form under mostly clear skies. Lows will average 48/58.

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We have new details this morning in a deadly crash in Swanton Thursday. We now know police are investigating whether drugs may have been a factor in the collision that left two people dead. Police say 35-year-old Maria Carlson of Swanton was speeding at about 100 miles an hour when she went off Route 7 -- hit a telephone pole, went through a yard, and swerved back onto the road -- hitting another car. 68-year-old Diane (Bo-hannon) and 67-year-old Robert Benjamin of ALburgh were on their way to go grocery shopping. Both were killed.

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(TC 00:24:32:15 Tile 4421) ((Trooper John Bruzzi/Vermont State Police "Said that they were behind the vehicle, the truck, a little while before the crash happened and watched the vehicle go off the road once, spit dirt up. Then go off the road again, spit dirt up and then the third time is when the crash occurred. So that car had been swerving well before the crash occurred so they were obviously having an issue." 00:24:46:15)) A trooper says a syringe was found in Carlson's car -- but police won't know if she was under the influence until a drug test comes back. She's under guard at the hospital -- and is being held without bail. She's charged with gross negligent operation with death resulting.

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This morning a Burlington police officer won't walk the beat, facing charges of domestic assault. Jennifer Costa reports.

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Cpl. Ethan Thibault walked into a Queen City courtroom charged with beating his girlfriend. The 14 year veteran of the Burlington police force was flanked by his parents -- and brother -- a sheriffs deputy at the court. ((T.J. Donovan/Chittenden County Proseuctor 01:09:02 "There's always a greater concern when it's a police officer because it's a matter of public trust.")) Thibault is accused of pushing and slapping his girlfriend -- over the weekend -- after she allegedly returned home late from a concert. But he says she started the fight -- claiming their three year relationship was over -- and he didn't want her in his Hinesburg home. Prosecutors say this is not the only allegation -- and point to other violent encounters with the victim. ((T.J. Donovan/Chittenden County Proseuctor 01:05:41 "The allegation is that he hit her, struck her in the face and caused a bloody nose. The affidavit outlines a history of alleged abuse. Obviously this is a very serious case.")) Thibault pleaded not guilty to three misdemeanor counts of domestic abuse. The court ordered him to turn over all his firearms -- and undergo a mental health evaluation. Prosecutors say that requirement stems from an incident last summer after Thibault allegedly held a loaded gun to his head and threatened to kill himself. ((T.J. Donovan/Chittenden County Proseuctor 01:07:50 "Obviously this raises major concerns for the well being of the victim, of the community and Mr. Thibault.")) The victim says she did not report the abuse in the past -- fearing her boyfriend would lose his job. Thibault was taken into custody Wednesday after voluntarily speaking with state police. He's currently on paid administrative leave -- pending internal and criminal investigations. ((Chief Brandon Del Pozo/Burlington Police Dept. 00:55:55 "It's a domestic violence issue. It's one of the things we fight against and when an officer is alleged to have committed it that makes it all the worse.")) Burlington's new police chief reminds the public -- Thibault is innocent until proven guilty -- and vows an impartial review. ((Chief Brandon Del Pozo/Burlington Police Dept. 00:56:12 "I need citizens to know that when an allegation is made, like this, we don't close ranks.")) Thibault is the same officer who gunned down a mentally ill suspect in 2013 -- shooting Wayne Brunette -- four times -- after Brunette allegedly charged the officers with a shovel. Thibault and his partner were cleared of ANY wrongdoing. ((Jennifer Costa "Prosecutors say it's unclear -- at this point if Thibault's arrest -- will affect any of his pending cases. JC CH 3 News BTV))

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One of the biggest construction projects ever in Caledonia County could wrap up early -- but other similar projects may be in jeopady. Foreign investment of more than 50-million dollars is paying for this new hotel on Q. Burke Mountain Resort. It's set to open in Mid-December. Developer Bill Stenger says the mountain resort is almost 60 years old -- and calls the 400-guest hotel a critical step.

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(00:41:49:00) ((Bill Stenger - Q. Burke Mountain Resort Development Partner If you can't create a year-round facility with good accommodations, you can't be successful in the winter season and you certainly aren't going to survive to the next winter if you dont' have full, year-round operations)) Stenger has other projects planned -- including a new tennis and aquatics center. Meanwhile the EB-5 program is facing increased scrutiny by the feds. The Securities and Exchange Commission is reviewing the Q Burke expansion -- as well as two other Stenger projects in the Northeast Kingdom.

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As we head into the holiday weekend -- New Hampshire tourism officials say they're predicting more people will visit the Granite State. They say lower gas prices -- and an increase in spending -- will bring 5 percent more people over the Labor Day weekend. The Institute of New Hampshire studies estimates nearly 600-thousand people will visit -- and spend about 84 million dollars. Hotels in the popular tourist spots -- and campgrounds -- are nearly full.

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Today is shaping up to be a delightful day. Any lingering clouds well south will fade, and we will see mostly sunny skies through the day. Highs will range from 75/82, with comfortable humidity levels. Tonight we'll see some patchy fog form under mostly clear skies. Lows will average 48/58. This holiday weekend is looking great! High pressure and upper-level ridging will bring us lots of sunshine on Saturday, Sunday and Labor Day. High temperatures will gradually warm up, reaching 82/88 by Labor Day. The humidity could come up a bit by Labor Day too. After that a weak trough could touch off a few showers and thunderstorms on Tuesday, but it's not looking like a big deal. Highs will still be in the 80s It looks like a stronger cold front will catch up to that trough later Wednesday into Thursday. This could touch off some more showers and thunderstorms. This front will likely change up our weather pattern, bringing an end to the unusually warm weather we've seen as of late.

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The New York Giants may have beat the Patriots in their last preseason game last night -- but Patriots fans were likely still celebrating from a ruling earlier Thursday. A judge overturned Tom Brady's four-game suspension in the "deflategate" scandal. Kenneth Craig reports.

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:00-:05 (NATS: Steve Burton / WBZ Sportscaster:) Do we feel like a giant weight has been lifted off our shoulders here in New England or what?! The New England Patriots took to the field Thursday night to a very happy hometown crowd. :11-:16 (SOT: New England Fan:) I screamed. I think I scared some of the patients in our Urgent Care center! Fans are celebrating a federal judges decision to lift the four game suspension against Tom Brady in the deflategatescandal. That puts the star quarterback back on the field for next weeks season opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers. US District Judge Richard Berman ruled hours before Thursdays game that the NFL used improper procedures when it suspended Brady. :37-:41(SOT: Billy Burrows / FAN:) I believe he was railroaded from the beginning. Not everybodys excited. :43-:50 (SOT: Jim Weir / Indianapolis Fan) I think it sends a bad message to everybody. Why should I play fair when I can cheat and get away with it? Why doesnt everybody do it that way? :51-:54 (SOT: Pittsburgh Fan) I dont like it. I dont like New England. They get away with murder and I just dont like it. In Boston, fans are using words like exhilarationcelebratio nand vindication. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said the NFL will appeal. Brady sat out Thursday nights game. He practiced with his team earlier in the day. Kenneth Craig, CBS News.

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That ruling was a touchdown for Patriots fans here in Vermont. Shelby Cashman spoke with fans on Church Street.

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(00:01:32) (("Tom Brady is finally vindicated, it's about time, jeeze Louise 00:01:36 Free Tom Brady 00:01:39 He's free, we've done it, we've done it.")) (00:01:42) (00:02:58) ((Sage Tanner "I am very excited. Let's go Pats.")) (00:03:00) (00:08:50) ((Shelby "You're a Tom Brady fan, what do you like about Tom Brady? Fans 00:08:54 "He's a pretty good quarterback, you know plays for the Patriots, Go Tom Brady!!! He's great looking, just beautiful to look at, beautiful face...")) (00:09:06) (00:21:22) ((Shelby "what's your opinion on what happened with the Tom Brady decision today? 00:25:27 Will Devitt "I think they made the right decision by repealing the suspension, they didn't really have much evidence to go on to actually suspend him in the first place and it seemed like an abuse of power by the commissioner.")) (00:34:03) (00:04:27) ((Daniel Cmejla "I've lived in Boston my whole life and I gotta say everyone wants to hate the winners, Tom Brady is on top but I also think at the same time the media is giving way more attention to this. You know people are starving throughout the whole world, our climate is in trouble, and people should just get over themselves just because they didn't win the Superbowl and we did so take that and let's do something about the climate that's the more important issue.")) (00:04:54) (00:07:51) (( Shelby "are you a big Patriot fan tell me about the history of Ron and the Patriots" Ron "Ron and the Patriots go for many many years and I am a big fan, I didnt know there was any other team!")) (00:08:01) (00:03:03) ((Shelby "A lot of it had to do with lack of evidence, but do you think that Tom Brady actually did anything wrong in your heart of hearts? Sage: Well I can't really say, like if anything he probably knew something but I don't think that's worth suspending anybody for anything.")) (00:03:16) (00:34:24) ((Shelby "do you think Tom Brady is guilty at all of any wrongdoing? Will Devitt " Honestly, probably but there's not enough evidence and you can't do anything without evidence.")) (00:44:18) (00:01:55) ((Fan "Roger Goodell you handled this situation horribly....can't stand that guy.")) (00:02:01)

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While we did not find any Brady haters ---there were plenty sounding off on our Facebook page. Ed Evans says "Brady bought the judge, money talks, what a slap in the face for the NFL" Ronald Bluto says "Fame and fortune get you what you want, loss all respect for him for not taking his punishment like a man." Jeremy Burnor says "So basically if your Tom Brady and you cry your allowed to break the rules and get away with it"

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A Massachusetts police officer who said someone shot at his cruiser this week before it crashed and caught on fire is accused of making up the entire story. After that report -- officers swarmed into the Town of Millis, ordering a shelter in place, looking for the armed suspect. Well, now police say it was all a lie. The 24-year old part time officer who claimed he was a victim, will soon be fired, and will face charges. Police didn't say why he made up the story.

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Several Rutgers University football players are among 10 facing charges in a series of assault and home invasion incidents. Investigators say eight students and two former students were involved. Five play for the football team. Officials say a home invasion in April kicked off the investigation. The students involved are currently suspended from the New Jersey based program.

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Have you ever wondered why we still rent cable boxes from the cable company? Well get this: cable companies make around 19 and a half billion dollars a year in just renting boxes -- so that's why. A story in the Atlantic talks about how some are hoping the FCC dismantles this antiquated business practice and opens up the floor for customers to buy their own box which would likely drive down the cost and improve them across the board.

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TAKE SOUND UP FULL FOR 3 SECONDS ((NATS, "Okay, I'm ready" )) But maybe we're not. It's been 17 years since Lindsay Lohan starred in the 1998 Film the Parent Trap. Lohan reminded fans with this now and then selfie. In the film, her character attends Camp Walden which is believed to be based off an existing camp for girls with that name in Denmark, Maine.

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And they may not be able to hear each other anymore, but Diana and Willie Robichaud still speak the language of love. The two have been married for eighty years. Diana turned ninety-nine this year ... and her hubby Willie... he's one hundred and one. The Canadian couple have thirteen grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren and two great, great grandchildren.

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"What did you think when you met her?" (William Robichaud/ Married 80 years) "What did I think?" "Yes, what did you think" (William Robichaud/ Married 80 years) "Oh ...I think a lot!" ((BUTTED TO)) (Rosa Gallant/ Daughter) "They were not feeling too good these last couple of weeks there....and we were scared they wouldn't be able to make it." (other sister cutting in) "But we celebrated them lots, Rosa!" Their daughter says she never really saw her parents mad and that she could always feel the love between them.

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Today is shaping up to be a delightful day. Any lingering clouds well south will fade, and we will see mostly sunny skies through the day. Highs will range from 75/82, with comfortable humidity levels. Tonight we'll see some patchy fog form under mostly clear skies. Lows will average 48/58. This holiday weekend is looking great! High pressure and upper-level ridging will bring us lots of sunshine on Saturday, Sunday and Labor Day. High temperatures will gradually warm up, reaching 82/88 by Labor Day. The humidity could come up a bit by Labor Day too. After that a weak trough could touch off a few showers and thunderstorms on Tuesday, but it's not looking like a big deal. Highs will still be in the 80s It looks like a stronger cold front will catch up to that trough later Wednesday into Thursday. This could touch off some more showers and thunderstorms. This front will likely change up our weather pattern, bringing an end to the unusually warm weather we've seen as of late.

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A new study says autistic behaviors may be different in boys and girls. Danielle Nottingham explains in our healthwatch.

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A new study shows girls with autism behave differently than boys with the disorder. Researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine found autistic girls were less likely to have repetitive behaviors such as hand flapping and restrictive behaviors such as being inflexible with routines. === Researchers in England and Italy say surgery may be the best long-term option to control type-2 diabetes in obese people. They found patients who had bariatric surgery were more likely to have their diabetes under control five years later than patients who received standard treatment. === And, new research shows an inexpensive drug, TXA prevents excessive blood loss during surgery. Doctors in Canada used the drug on about 400 patients who had hip or knee replacement surgery. They say the medicine helped reduce transfusion rates by more than 40-percent. . Those are some of today's medical headlines, Danielle Nottingham, CBS News, Los Angeles.

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In our headlines this morning -- CRIME WAVE -- some Franklin County residents are pushing back against break-ins. DRUG TAKEBACK -- how you can get rid of your prescription meds -- safely. And JOBS REPORT -- why all eyes are on the latest numbers out later today.

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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. Today is shaping up to be a delightful day. Any lingering clouds well south will fade, and we will see mostly sunny skies through the day. Highs will range from 75/82, with comfortable humidity levels. Tonight we'll see some patchy fog form under mostly clear skies. Lows will average 48/58.

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This morning police are trying to figure out whether drugs may have played a role in a double fatal crash in Swanton that killed two people. Police say 35-year-old Maria Carlson of Swanton was speeding at about 100 miles an hour when she drove off the road -- and then swerved back and hit another car. In that car were 68-year-old Diane Bohannon and 67-year-old Robert Benjamin of Alburgh. Both were killed. Carlson was taken to the hospital but was not seriously hurt. She's facing charges of gross negligent operation with death resulting.

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A Franklin County community is coming together -- to address a string of break-ins and drug related crimes. More than a hundred people filled into to the Fairfax Fire Station Thursday night -- to see what can be done to stop the increased crime. Town officials say in the past year there has been an average of one break-in a week in Fairfax. The organizer of the public meeting -- Fairfax selectboard member Keith Potvin -- believes increase in drug use is the reason for more crime. Law enforcement and substance treatment officials agree.

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(TC 00:10:55:27 Tile 4383) ((Keith Potvin/Fairfax Selectboard "Try to mix those pieces together and find out what resources are there and what we can do to call upon those resources to help us in our community to make it safer." 00:11:06:01)) State troopers say they arrested 18-year old Kodi Ovitt and 26-year-old Allison (sowtee-err) Soutiere yesterday in connection with the recent break-ins in Fairfax. They're accused of attempted burglary and a list of other charges.

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All you have to do is clean out your medicine cabinet -- to help fight the opiate crisis in Vermont. That's according to Governor PeterShumlin and other officials. Drug take-back day is September 26th. It's a day when Vermonters can collect their unused or old prescription medications and give them to the DEA for disposal. Officials say taking prescribed pain killers is one of the biggest risks of forming a drug habit. To find a collection site -- you can visit our website WCAX dot com.

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In the pursuit of the presidency this morning -- Vermont Senator and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is on the campaign trail in Iowa again today. The Democratic candidate focused on jobs... heading into Labor Day weekend. At a town hall Thursday, he said he supports raising the minimum wage to 15 dollars an hour over a period of years.

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(((Sen. Bernie Sanders/(D) Presidential Candidate) "Simple fact, wages for millions of workers in this country are just too damn low.)) Proposals to raise the minimum wage have faced criticism from some businesses -- and Republican candidates -- who say it would hurt job growth.

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Meanwhile today, we'll find out whether wages have gone up across the country -- and how many jobs America has added in August. This new jobs report is important to the federal reserve -- and could be a deciding factor on raising interest rates. Job growth could confirm that the U-S economy is strong. Stock markets remain jittery and are concerned that raising the rates could create chaos in the global stock markets.

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Today is shaping up to be a delightful day. Any lingering clouds well south will fade, and we will see mostly sunny skies through the day. Highs will range from 75/82, with comfortable humidity levels. Tonight we'll see some patchy fog form under mostly clear skies. Lows will average 48/58. This holiday weekend is looking great! High pressure and upper-level ridging will bring us lots of sunshine on Saturday, Sunday and Labor Day. High temperatures will gradually warm up, reaching 82/88 by Labor Day. The humidity could come up a bit by Labor Day too. After that a weak trough could touch off a few showers and thunderstorms on Tuesday, but it's not looking like a big deal. Highs will still be in the 80s It looks like a stronger cold front will catch up to that trough later Wednesday into Thursday. This could touch off some more showers and thunderstorms. This front will likely change up our weather pattern, bringing an end to the unusually warm weather we've seen as of late.

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He's only a few days into his new job, but Burlington's police chief is already reacting to news that one of his officers -- Cpl. Ethan Thibault -- has been charged with domestic assault. It's been a rough year so far for the department. Two other officers made headlines earlier this year. Nathan Harvey was charged with domestic assault in March - and has since resigned. And in July, Officer Leanne Werner was charged with drunk driving with death resulting for a fatal car crash in St. Albans. Alex Apple sat down with del Pozo -- who laid out his vision for how policing should work.

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((51:02 Apple; 51:02 How was the transition and how have you gotten up to speed about what's going on in the city? It's been a really busy last few days. One of my first priorities was reaching out to the public letting them know they're going to be seeing a lot more of me. They're going to be seeing a lot of the rank and file officers, but at the same time, we've had a few notable incidents here in the city already. On top of that I've wanted to get up to speed on things like the Green Street homicide, the North Street shooting so it's been a busy 48 hours, but what I've always loved about police work is the tempo. )) ((53:45 APPLE: QUESTION Brandon del Pozo It's about really bolstering people's safety and quality of life, but doing so really understanding what their priorities are.....it has to be a police force that citizens know. 54:17)) ((54:20 Brandon del Pozo When it comes to times of crisis, you have to know your cops. And that's what we're going to strive to do. We're going to strive to put cops in contact with citizens, community leaders, the whole gammut. That's the heart of community policing. That type of cooperation.)) ((55:25 55:25 Cops are human beings. We are held rightfully so to a higher standard than the average person becuase we have rights, powers, and prerogatives, the average person doesn't have. They need to completely trust us. )) ((56:29 Apple: People want to know how seriously you take those issues........ how do you strike the right balance between you're leading a police force but you're also a represenatative for the people of Burlington? A: What the people of Burlington need to know is that when cops make good faith mistakes that aren't negligent and aren't criminal, we're going to stand by those cops. Cops are out there making split second decisions all the time. They're also human beings that make minor mistakes and when they do we're going to support them and stand by them. Also, part of leading cops is letting them know how that bar is set.))

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We also talked with del Pozo about opiate issues. He said many low-level addicts are dealing with an addiction issue instead of a criminal issue. But he promised he would aggressively go after the high-level dealers who are quote -- ruining people's lives -- to make a profit.

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(((Tom Brady's 4-game suspension has been vacated. He'll start a week from tonight when the Patriots take on the Steelers in the season opener. One person you won't see at that game is NFL commissioner Roger Goodell who said he doesn't want to be a distraction. The Patriots and Giants taking the field in Foxboro for the final preseason game. A couple of happy guys there in Bill Belichick and Pats owner Rober Kraft. The Giants Chris Boswell kicked four field goals on the way to a 12-9 win over New England. Brady was among the many starters not playing for either team. In fact, back up qb jimmy garapolo didn't play either. Third stringer, Ryan Lindley completed 22 of 45 passes for 253 yards with one interception and a late fumble. Giants backup quarterback Ryan Nassib played all but the final few minutes for New York and was 16 for 32 for 193 yards and no interceptions. --- The Bellows Falls high school football team certainly got to go to Foxboro on a great night. The Terriers won a new england wide documentary contest held by the Pats. The players got to hang out on the field during pregame. Our own Kane O'Neill was in Foxboro with the guys and we'll have much more tomorrow night at 6. --- High School boys soccer tonight. The annual Brady Classic at Essex. The second game of the night Rutland taking on the host Hornets. CVU beat Rice 1-0 earlier in the night. 1st half, Rutland can't clear it, The Hornets Noah Ferris with a shot, but Rutland Keeper Ryan McKay somehow gets a hand on it. Later in the first, Caleb Weis for Essex with the high arching shot , knocked away by McKay and he pounces on the rebound. We're scoreless at the break. Rutland with a chance early in the second half, Andres Aguilar with the shot tipped and it dings off the cross bar. Finally with 22 minutes to go in regulation, the Hornets Alexander Benevento manuevers his way past the Rutland defense and he fires a bullet to the top corner. 1-0 Hornets. Essex adds some insurance with 2 minutes to go, Noah Ferris centers it, Aidan Whitney puts it in. Essex goes on to the 2-0 win. The tournament continues on Saturday. --- The lake Monsters beat Hudson Valley, 4-1 last night at Centennial, don't forget the Friday Football Frenzy tonight at 11. That's it for now, Scott Fleishman, channel 3 sports, have a great day.)))

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Today is shaping up to be a delightful day. Any lingering clouds well south will fade, and we will see mostly sunny skies through the day. Highs will range from 75/82, with comfortable humidity levels. Tonight we'll see some patchy fog form under mostly clear skies. Lows will average 48/58. This holiday weekend is looking great! High pressure and upper-level ridging will bring us lots of sunshine on Saturday, Sunday and Labor Day. High temperatures will gradually warm up, reaching 82/88 by Labor Day. The humidity could come up a bit by Labor Day too. After that a weak trough could touch off a few showers and thunderstorms on Tuesday, but it's not looking like a big deal. Highs will still be in the 80s It looks like a stronger cold front will catch up to that trough later Wednesday into Thursday. This could touch off some more showers and thunderstorms. This front will likely change up our weather pattern, bringing an end to the unusually warm weather we've seen as of late.

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Vermont scientists believe they may have the next wave of cow power. That is taking -- byproducts of manure and turning them into fuel. Alex Apple has the story.

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If Anju Dahiya's product grows, Vermont could lead the country toward a new fuel source -- all while cutting down on pollution spilling into lakes. ((NAT 07:08 We have tremendous momentum going.)) Nordic Farm in Charlotte is participating in Anju's pilot program. Her company GSR Solutions aims to change the way farmers use their digesters. There's detailed science behind a simple process: ((GFX)) Nutrients like phosphorous and nitrogen are taken from manure. That liquid product is then fed to a special type of algae. From that algae comes -- biofuel -- a potential replacement for diesel. ((Mary Powell/Green Mountain Power 36:46 It is taking this notion of community digesters and making significant improvements so that we can really kick the butt out of phosphorous in terms of runoff.")) The improvements create biofuel that becomes jet fuels, heating oil or an alternative to traditional diesel. Plus the leftover manure -- lacks the germs and phosphorous that destroy water quality. ((Clark Hinsdale/Nordic Farms04:03 The best way to capture the excess nutrients that are created on farms is to never let them get beyond the boundaries of the farmstead.)) Clark Hinsdale owns Nordic Farms and 300 cows. Anju says a 300 cow farm could make 20 to 30 thousand gallons of fuel per year -- with GSR's new technology -- that takes the byproduct of a digester and makes more, cleaner fuel. ((Anju NAT)) But farmers can't buy the tech just yet. More deveolopment is needed before the process can go from lab to farm. ((25:36 Anju Dahiya - GSR Solutions Eventually it's not going to be only the manure waste, but the food waste as well in the digester system.)) With the goal of turning thousands of pounds of poop into thousands of gallons of algaepower. AA. Ch3N. Charlotte.

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Currently the fuel costs more than 20 dollars a gallon -- scientists believe once the project grows -- the price will come down.

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This morning police are trying to figure out whether drugs may have played a role in a double fatal crash in Swanton that killed two people. Police say 35-year-old Maria Carlson of Swanton was speeding at about 100 miles an hour when she drove off the road -- and then swerved back and hit another car. In that car were 68-year-old Diane Bohannon and 67-year-old Robert Benjamin of ALburgh. Both were killed. Carlson was taken to the hospital but was not seriously hurt. She's facing charges of gross negligent operation with death resulting.

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A Franklin County community is coming together -- to address a string of break-ins and drug related crimes. More than a hundred people filled into to the Fairfax Fire Station Thursday night -- to see what can be done to stop the increased crime. Town officials say in the past year there has been an average of one break-in a week in Fairfax. The organizer of the public meeting -- Fairfax selectboard member Keith Potvin -- believes increase in drug use is the reason for more crime. Law enforcement and substance treatment officials agree.

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(TC 00:10:55:27 Tile 4383) ((Keith Potvin/Fairfax Selectboard "Try to mix those pieces together and find out what resources are there and what we can do to call upon those resources to help us in our community to make it safer." 00:11:06:01)) State troopers say they arrested 18-year old Kodi Ovitt and 26-year-old Allison (sow-tee-err) Soutiere yesterday in connection with the recent break-ins in Fairfax. They're accused of attempted burglary and a list of other charges.

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All you have to do is clean out your medicine cabinet -- to help fight the opiate crisis in Vermont. That's according to Governor Peter Shumlin and others, who say prescription painkillers are one of the biggest risks to froming drug habit. Drug take-back day is September 26th. The D-E-A is collecting unused medications for safe disposal. To find a collection site -- you can visit our website.


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