Fri 17-OCT-2014 Early A.M. News Script

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After 11 hours of negotiations that well into the early morning --- there is no deal between South Burlington teachers and the school board. The School Board called the media in just before two this morning. At that point, the board said- -nothing was going to get accomplished--after so many hours of back and forth. The school board proposed a three year contract, with a 7 and a half percent raise, an increase in health care contributions. The teachers counter proposed with a ten percent raise and an increase in the teachers contributions as well.

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(00:08:19) ((Martin Lalonde "The board believes that the associations proposal did not represent sufficient movement toward a resolution acceptable to the community, particular given that we had conceded their main point of being able to keep their current health care.")) (00:08:33) (00:13:51) ((Eric Stone "what we've done tonight in the best effort that we could to reach a settlement was we even moved outside that framework towards the boards side and yet we still meet with the proposal that shows very little respect for the fact finders recommendations.")) (00:14:08) Negotiations will resume at three o'clock today.

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More than 17-hundred Fairpoint workers in our region are on strike. Employees in Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine have walked off the job -- after two unions and the company were unable to negotiate. A new contract freezes the old pension and requires workers to contribute to health care costs for the first time. That did not sit well with the unions. Reps say they've offered "significant concessions" but that the company isn't interested.

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Also new this morning: Police in Thetford tell us that they are investigating a fire involving three of their police cruisers. They say, it started early this morning. There is no word yet on what caused the fire. As soon as we learn more, we'll pass it along.

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7-day forecast: today, AM clouds, then partly sunny & still mild. Showers on Saturday. Blast of cold air comes in Saturday night. Sunday chilly & blustery - possible mountain snow showers; cold start to Monday, but then some sunshine. Keeping eyes on coastal storm system that could bring us rain and wind mid/late next week.

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After 11 hours of negotiations overnight --- there is no deal between South Burlington teachers and the school board. The School Board called the media in just before two this morning. At that point, the board said- -nothing was going to get accomplished--after so many hours of back and forth. The school board proposed a three year contract, with a 7 and a half percent raise, an increase in health care contributions. The teachers counter proposed with a ten percent raise and an increase in the teachers contributions as well.

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(00:08:19) ((Martin Lalonde "The board believes that the associations proposal did not represent sufficient movement toward a resolution acceptable to the community, particular given that we had conceded their main point of being able to keep their current health care.")) (00:08:33) (00:13:51) ((Eric Stone "what we've done tonight in the best effort that we could to reach a settlement was we even moved outside that framework towards the boards side and yet we still meet with the proposal that shows very little respect for the fact finders recommendations.")) (00:14:08) Negotiations will resume at three today. Although classes remain cancelled--all sports and extra curricular activities --will resume today.

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Another strike to tell you about this morning... More than 17-hundred Fairpoint workers in our region walked off the job. Employees in Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine have gone on strike -- after two unions and the company were unable to negotiate. A new contract freezes the old pension and requires workers to contribute to health care costs for the first time. That did not sit well with the unions. Reps say they've offered "significant concessions" but that the company isn't interested.

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Also new this morning: Police in Thetford tell us that they are investigating a fire involving three of their police cruisers. They say, it started around 2:30 this morning outside the police station. There is no word yet on what caused the fire.

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Some Vermont homeowners are complaining of a ladybug look-alike overrunning their homes. But the pest is actually the asian lady beetle -- a bug that is migrating north. The asian lady beetle has the same appearance as a ladybug but its rancid odor and small biting jaws can make life unpleasant. The beetles are attracted to light and heat so they go into houses as the weather cools -- and you can't kill them because they leave behind a yellow stain. The best way to remove them is with a vacuum.

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(Sherry Guyette/Johnson)(("07: 20 The entire exterior of the house was just covered in a blanket of black spots.")) ((Mary Ann Castimore/UVM Extension Master Gardner)(("00:00:48 They eat aphids and thrips which eat plants that people like to have....01:27 They're basically not a threat to people except you may be allergic to them if you pick them up.")) The bugs will disappear as the weather gets colder and they find a place to hibernate.

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7-day forecast: today, AM clouds, then partly sunny & still mild. Showers on Saturday. Blast of cold air comes in Saturday night. Sunday chilly & blustery - possible mountain snow showers; cold start to Monday, but then some sunshine. Keeping eyes on coastal storm system that could bring us rain and wind mid/late next week.

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Good morning it's 5:00 -- I'm ... Julie And I'm ... Gary And this Friday for our celebration -- we have found what could be the LEAST scary halloween costume ever... If you've seen dispicable me -- then you recognize this little guy dressed as a minion..... ((MAKE SURE WE CAN HEAR AUDIO UP FULL WHEN THE BOY FALLS))

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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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We start with new information this morning on the teacher's strike in South Burlington. Negotiations wrapped up about four hours ago and it appears South Burlington teachers and school board--are exactly where they were before they started. There is still--no deal. Here is a look at the two proposals offered by each side during negotiations. The school board proposed a three year contract, with a 7 and a half percent raise, an increase in health care contributions to 17 percent in the second and third years--and more money for junior teachers. That'll cost just over 2 million dollars . The teachers counter proposed with a ten percent raise, an increase in the teachers contributions to 16 and a half percent in the second year and 17 percent in the third year, and more money for junior teachers in the third year. That's a cost of about 2 and a half million dollars. Shelby Cashman is just back from the negotiations and updates us on what happened overnight.

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Salaries---and health care benefits. The two reasons why South Burlington students still are not in school. ((NATS of picketing)) After three days of striking--the South Burlington teachers--and school board met at Frederick Tuttle Middle School Thursday--to try and hammer out a contract--ten months in the making. After more than 11 hours of negotiations, that lasted into the early morning hours, a resolution was no where in sight. (00:11:51) ((Eric Stone "We are dissapointed to report that the board walked out of negotiations without notice.")) (00:11:56) Just before two this morning ... The school board addressed the media. At that point, the board said--nothing was going to get accomplished--after so many hours of back and forth. (00:06:39) ((Martin Lalonde "At this point we feel there is really very little progress to be made in resolving this dispute this morning.")) (00:06:46) And the sticking points--remain. The teachers want bigger salary increases--and lower contributions to health care--than the board is willing to give--after already agreeing to let them keep their same benefits. (00:08:19) ((Martin Lalonde "The board believes that the associations proposal did not represent sufficient movement toward a resolution acceptable to the community, particular given that we had conceded their main point of being able to keep their current health care.")) (00:08:33) The teachers say--they have made concessions. Back when negotiations began in December--an independent fact finder was brought in to take a look at both sides--and make suggestions. And the teachers say--the boards proposal--almost ignores those findings. (00:13:51) ((Eric Stone "what we've done tonight in the best effort that we could to reach a settlement was we even moved outside that framework towards the boards side and yet we still meet with the proposal that shows very little respect for the fact finders recommendations.")) (00:14:08) (00:16:26) ((Shelby Cashman: "Negotiations will resume at 3pm today. SC Channel 3 News S Burlington")) (00:16:33)

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Although classes remain cancelled--all extra curricular activities and sports--will resume today. Head to the South Burlington middle and high school websites for a detailed scheudle.

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More than 17-hundred Fairpoint workers in our region are on strike. Employees in Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine have walked off the job -- after two unions and the company were unable to negotiate. A new contract freezes the old pension and requires workers to contribute to health care costs for the first time. That did not sit well with the unions. Reps say they've offered "significant concessions" but that the company isn't interested.

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A New Hampshire mom is charged with murder -- after jumping out a window with her 4-month-old twins. It happened back in June at this home in Lyman, New Hampshire. Police initially only reported that a four month old boy suffered fatal injuries and his sister was severely injured. On Thursday -- they charged Patina Welch with 2nd degree murder and first degree assault. Prosecutors say Welch jumped from a second story window with the babies in her arms. Prosecutors would not comment on why they think Welch did it.

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Prosecutors are getting closer to wrapping up their case in the murder of a Vermont teacher.. They argue that Allen Prue was actively involved in planning to kidnap and kill Melissa Jenkins. Several witnesses testified about that. An off duty game warden testified that he spotted a man, who looked like Allen Prue, days before her murder ---- at the dam where Jenkins' body was eventually dumped. A neighbor told the jury she saw a suspicious maroon sedan idling in Jenkins driveway before the crime. Another woman testified - she observed a couple - that looked like the Prue's -- lurking outside a basketball game - Jenkins' attended 3 days before her death.

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((Jennifer Hooker/witness 01:30:11 "he looked scary to me. He was standing there and beside him was a woman standing beside him and they were in the entrance as you go into the gym. He didn't move. So my son accidentally ran into him so I apologized and he appeared angry." )) The testimony comes as a counter to the defense claim -- that Allen Prue's wife Patricia was the one who planned the kidnapping and carried out the murder.

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And court was temporarily derailed when the defense asked the judge to declare a mistrial. Prue's lawyer says the prosecution did not give him enough information about another eyewitness the state plans to call. He says the witness' testimony may provide another defense for his client. And that not having sufficient time to investigate the claims is unfair.

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((Judge Robert Bent 03:50:45 "you'd like me to...?" Bob Katims: "declare a mistrial." Judge: declare a mistrial. Ok. Alright. BK" My client really gets one shot at a trial. Obviously there's a right to an appeal but this is his opportunity. 03:51:22 "to go forward now with our trial, I don't think is fair to Mr. Prue.")) The Judge denied the request for a mistrial -- and gave the defense until Monday to speak with the state's witness.

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(anchors introduce gary) Local temps: mainly in 50s, a few low 60s NE temps/radar: just a few showers still out there with temps in the 50s, low 60s U.S. Clouds/radar: front has gone by - we're in a break between systems. Forecast clouds/precip: some sun today, just a slight chance for a passing shower. Clipper brings rain showers later on Saturday, and a few rain and snow showers in the mountains Saturday night & Sunday. Chilly and blustery on Sunday.

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Today: Partly sunny Highs: 62 to 68 Wind: SSW 5 to 15 mph Tonight: Variable clouds Lows: 48 to 55 Wind: S 5 to 10 mph Saturday: Some AM sun Showers developing Highs: 58 to 65 Wind: SW 10 to 15 mph Extended: Sunday: Partly sunny Chance for mtn. snow/rain showers early Blustery, colder Lows: 30s Highs: 40s Monday: Partly cloudy Lows: 20s Highs: 45 to 55 Tuesday: Mostly cloudy Chance for showers Lows: 30s Highs: 48 to 58 Hyper-Extended: Wednesday: Mostly cloudy Chance for showers Lows: 35 to 45 Highs: 48 to 58 Thursday: Mostly cloudy Chance for showers Lows: 35 to 45 Highs: 50s

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President Obama prepares to send troops to west Africa to help combat the ebola crisis -- anne marie green has the latest in world watch ...

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THE DALLAS NURSE WHO WAS THE FIRST TO CONTRACT EBOLA IN THE U.S. IS NOW IN A HOSPITAL IN BETHESDA, MARYLAND. NINA PHAM, WHO THANKED HER DALLAS COWORKERS IN A VIDEO BEFORE SHE LEFT, WAS MOVED TO THE NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH LATE THURSDAY. FELLOW NURSE, AMBER VINSON, WHO WAS ALSO INFECTED, IS BEING TREATED AT EMORY HOSPITAL IN ATLANTA. PRESIDENT OBAMA ISSUED AN EXECUTIVE ORDER THURSDAY ALLOWING THE PENTAGON TO CALL UP RESERVE AND NATIONAL GUARD TROOPS TO COMBAT THE EBOLA CRISIS AT ITS EPICENTER IN WEST AFRICA. HUNTER BIDEN, THE YOUNGEST SON OF VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN, HAS BEEN DISCHARGED FROM THE NAVY RESERVES AFTER TESTING POSITIVE FOR COCAINE. IN A STATEMENT RELEASED BY HIS ATTORNEY, BIDEN DID *NOT* GIVE A REASON FOR HIS DISMISSAL. HE *DID* SAY HE IS EMBARRASSED THAT HIS ACTIONS LED TO THE ADMINISTRATIVE DISCHARGE. THE WALL STREET JOURNAL FIRST REPORTED THE FAILED DRUG TEST. THE VICE PRESIDENT'S OFFICE DECLINED TO COMMENT. // AND THE SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS WILL PLAY THE KANSAS CITY ROYALS IN THE WORLD SERIES. TRAVIS ISHIKAWA SLAMMED A WALK-OFF, THREE-RUN HOME RUN AT THE BOTTOM OF THE NINTH TO WIN THE NATIONAL LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES - DURING LAST NIGHT'S GAME AGAINST THE ST. LOUIS CARDINALS. THE KANSAS CITY ROYALS CLINCHED THEIR SPOT ON WEDNESDAY. IT WILL BE THE ROYALS FIRST WORLD SERIES IN 29 YEARS. THOSE ARE SOME OF THE DAY'S TOP STORIES. I'M ANNE-MARIE GREEN, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK. I'M ANNE-MARIE GREEN, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.

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We are getting right down to the numbers this morning -- to find out what YOU are all talking about online. Views, comments, likes, and shares determine which three top stories -- are today's talkers.

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Coming in at at Number three -- The teacher strike in South Burlington -- and what the community is saying. After three days of striking and over 11 hours of negotiations--it seems the South burlington teachers and school board--are exactly where they were. There is still--no deal. The two sides have been at odds over salaries and health care benefits--for ten months. Megan Ann-Marie Morits has this to say ... "This is not right, us students are suffering. They had all summer to do this, why do it now when students are back in school." Natt Nilhguoc writes "It is difficult to put a price tag on teaching because the teachers who got me where I am today were priceless."

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At number two -- the Ebola concerns here Vermont. With thousands of worldwide deaths -- and a second nurse infected on US soil... Many people are wondering how the CDC will keep the virus from spread. We went inside local hospitals so see how they are preparing for the worst. These stories have generated a lot of attention online -- and have been viewed more than 250-thousand times. People have been voicing their concerns about this deadly virus spreading.... James Lang writes "I think the events this week in Texas have proven that despite all the bold talk - the majority of hospitals in the entire country aren't ready." Diana Hanks says the CDC is falling short. She wrote in part "As a health care worker, I can say that my work place has not given us any instructions on this yet, and it concerns me."

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And coming in at number one -- another week of gorgeous Leafies! Here are some of the top photos -- this week -- they've been viewed more than 270-thousand times! We begin with this photo by Sandy Cutting at Cutting Family cows in Irasburg. Malina Gonnella wrote "This is the oldest joke in Vermont but .....brown cows is where you get chocolate milk. Little kids believe that!!!!!!"

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Numbers two and three -- both come from Jane Hulfstrunk. She sent in this wonderful pic from Williamstown....

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And she also sent in this beautiful shot from Stowe. It has been shared 13-hundred times -- and reached 49-thousand people.... Amanda Trow-Racine says .... I'm so very proud to live in the Champlain Valley, the land of Holsteins, Mountains, Lakes, Leaves and Love.....

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And the most viewed leafie of the week -- was sent in by Caroline Huot. She says she lives near Montreal -- but visits Vermont and took this gorgeous picture in Montgomery. It's been seen by more than 56-thousand people -- with hundreds of shares and nearly 2-thousand likes.

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Almanac: no record highs yesterday, but still way above average; and lots of rain Hurricane Gonzalo: Super strong, extremely dangerous storm bearing down on the island of Bermuda NE temps/radar: just a few showers still out there with temps in the 50s, low 60s

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She uses humor -- in the good times and bad. The super senior says it keeps her positive. The 85 year-old volunteers at many places, but Joe Carroll found her where laughter is good medicine.

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Every Wednesday morning if you are going through the doors of North Country Hospital, you're in for a treat. Ann Berrio is working. (00:10:55:17) ((Ann Berrio/Super Senior, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday you old fossil, Happy Birthday to you. Old Fossil is right.)) (00:00:09:00) ((Janet Fontaine/Volunteer, It's just normal Ann, she does it every year.)) Ann is one of about 60 volunteers who keeps the hospital humming and in this case - singing. (00:16:12:00) ((Nat sot of singing Irish song Dear Old Donegal.)) In a place where sickness and sometimes sorrow intersect, Ann gives a healthy dose of humor. (00:13:31:00) ((Ann Berrio/Super Senior, I think laughter is medicine. )) (00:13:56:10) ((Patient, Got to have someone with a smile on your face when you come in here.)) (00:15:10:00) ((nat sot, Good morning.)) Ann has been running the front desk for 5 years. (00:07:47:00) ((Ann Berrio/Super Senior, I'm a flatlander, I've been here for 51 years and I'm still a flatlander. )) She and her husband Charles moved to Vermont from the Boston to run Orleans Candy Company. Charles, who has since died, was a World War Two vet. The couple were active in the American Legion. In fact, Ann was the president of the American Legion Auxiliary for the whole state. A project that is still near and dear to her is writing Christmas cards to the troops. (00:27:59:07) ((Ann Berrio/Super Senior, I just think it gives them something from back home that they're not forgotten.)) She's sent over a thousand letters through the years to the soldiers - sometimes they write back. (00:32:57:00) ((Reading a letter, Ok Ann, you letter brought tears to my eyes, I'm a mother of 3 and I agree that Autumn is a beautiful word and time of year. )) ((Ann Berrio/Super Senior, I tried to put a little humor in what I'm telling them. I told them for years I played in a santa outfit and believe me, I had my own padding.)) (01:03:53:15) ((Joe Carroll/WCAX, As you can see Ann is quick with a joke and is genuinely a happy person, but that was tested almost 40 years ago here in Coventry.)) (01:00:00:21) ((nat sot, Everyone loved Lindwood. )) Her only son Linwood became a quadriplegic after a diving accident at just 18. Ann spent 15 weeks in at the intensive care unit in Burlington with him. (00:51:41:00) (( Joe: humor is your coping mechanism? Ann: Yup, gets me out of everything.)) But of course Lindwood and Ann were in not in a joking mood after the tragedy. She was somber for weeks , no jokes or one liners at the hospital. Ann thought she was going to snap until another woman who had a family member in intensive care, cracked a joke. (00:49:18:15) ((Ann Berrio/Super Senior, It was something funny and the two of us starting laughing and the tears started coming down and I got my release. )) Linwood thought his life was over, but his mom encouraged him to go on. (00:54:50:00) ((Ann Berrio/Super Senior, you're always a showoff and a limelighter, but I said you're now on stage and let see what you can do with what you got that's less than someone else. )) Linwood did go on and tried to live as independently as he could before dying at 35. Ann says life must go and she was put on earth with a sense of humor to make people feel at ease. (00:48:14:00) ((Ann Berrio/Super Senior, If I can put a smile on someone's face, laugh in their heart for a minute, then I've done what I supposed to do. )) (00:24:05:00) ((Ann leaving hospital, All through for the day. )) Healing through humor. Joe Carroll, Channel 3 News, Newport.

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New this morning --- NO DEAL --- negotiations wrapped up about four hours ago without a deal between teachers and the school board. TRACKING DRUG ABUSE --- there's a new database for doctors and pharmacists. And --- TEEN CHARGED --- Police say, he brought a fake bomb to school.

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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 11 hours of negotiations that well into the early morning --- there is no deal between South Burlington teachers and the school board. The School Board called the media in just before two this morning. At that point, the board said- -nothing was going to get accomplished--after so many hours of back and forth. The school board proposed a three year contract, with a 7 and a half percent raise, an increase in health care contributions. The teachers counter proposed with a ten percent raise and an increase in the teachers contributions as well.

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(00:08:19) ((Martin Lalonde "The board believes that the associations proposal did not represent sufficient movement toward a resolution acceptable to the community, particular given that we had conceded their main point of being able to keep their current health care.")) (00:08:33) (00:13:51) ((Eric Stone "what we've done tonight in the best effort that we could to reach a settlement was we even moved outside that framework towards the boards side and yet we still meet with the proposal that shows very little respect for the fact finders recommendations.")) (00:14:08) Negotiations will resume at three today. Although classes remain cancelled--all sports and extra curricular activities --will resume today. Head to the middle and high school websites--for the schedule.

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A trio of alleged drug-dealers have been arrested in Rutland. Samantha Walker and Tammy Zokaitis of Rutland -- and Chelsea Robinson of New York city were arrested Wednesday. Rutland police say they found 49 grams of crack cocaine on Robinson following a traffic stop. The woman are suspected of working together and are charged with conspiring to distribute the drugs.

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A Vermont teen is facing charges -- after police say he brought a fake bomb to school. It happened at the South Royalton School this morning. Acting on a tip from another student, school officials questioned the 15-year-old. Police say he showed them he had the device in his bag. Police say it was NOT an actual explosive device, but looked real. The 15 year old is charged with placing a hoax device and disorderly conduct.

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(anchors introduce gary) Local temps: mainly in 50s, a few low 60s NE temps/radar: just a few showers still out there with temps in the 50s, low 60s U.S. Clouds/radar: front has gone by - we're in a break between systems. Forecast clouds/precip: some sun today, just a slight chance for a passing shower. Clipper brings rain showers later on Saturday, and a few rain and snow showers in the mountains Saturday night & Sunday. Chilly and blustery on Sunday.

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Today: Partly sunny Highs: 62 to 68 Wind: SSW 5 to 15 mph Tonight: Variable clouds Lows: 48 to 55 Wind: S 5 to 10 mph Saturday: Some AM sun Showers developing Highs: 58 to 65 Wind: SW 10 to 15 mph Extended: Sunday: Partly sunny Chance for mtn. snow/rain showers early Blustery, colder Lows: 30s Highs: 40s Monday: Partly cloudy Lows: 20s Highs: 45 to 55 Tuesday: Mostly cloudy Chance for showers Lows: 30s Highs: 48 to 58 Hyper-Extended: Wednesday: Mostly cloudy Chance for showers Lows: 35 to 45 Highs: 48 to 58 Thursday: Mostly cloudy Chance for showers Lows: 35 to 45 Highs: 50s

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Welcome back this morning... For Pats fans -- it was a blocked field goal sent from heaven... The New England Patriots held off the New York Jets 27-25 last night when Nick Folk's 58-yard field goal attempt was blocked on the last play. The Jets suffered their sixth straight loss and the Pats improve to 5 and 2. And here's Dylan with our sports wrap.

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Good morning everyone ... We're hours away from week 8 of the Friday Football Frenzy ... (((TRT: 2:16 OC: STANDARD)))

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(((Lots still undecided, especially in Division II... Despite beating Rice last week, undefeated Burr & Burton still trails the Green Knights by fractions of a point for the top seed in the Q-P-R rankings... However, the Bulldogs can essentially seal the #1 seed with wins over Milton this week and Fair Haven next weekend... as for tonight's opponent, the Yellow Jackets are 3-3, currently fifth in the D-2 standings and on the outside of the playoff picture. But their last two games are against the Division's heavy hitters.. Previously mentioned BBA and then Rice next week. It's all there for the Jackets and they are focused on what needs to be done. ---------------------- ---------------------- ------------------ ((TRT: 33 ... OC: KEEP ROLLING)) ---------------------- ---------------------- ------------------ That meeting one of nine thought the state later night...several great rivalry games as well as plenty that will play a factor in playoff positioning. We'll break all of that down at 6pm when our Mike McCune goes live from Collins-Perley ahead of the meeting between CVU and BFA-St. Albans ---------------------- ---------------------- ------------------ Coming off their first season opening victory since 2008... an impressive 6-2 win at Northeastern Saturday night, the UVM men's hockey team turns it's attention on former ECAC rival Clarkson for a two-game weekend series beginning tonight at 7 at Gutterson. Vermont beat Clarkson 3-2 at home last season in the Catamount Cup. Overall, this will be the 81st and 82nd meetings in a rivalry that goes back to 1971. UVM is 6-3-1 in it's last ten meetings with the Golden Knights. Highlights and reaction at 11... That's the sportswrap, I'm Dylan Scott. 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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After 11 hours of negotiations that well into the early morning --- there is no deal between South Burlington teachers and the school board. The School Board called the media in just before two this morning. At that point, the board said- -nothing was going to get accomplished--after so many hours of back and forth. The school board proposed a three year contract, with a 7 and a half percent raise, an increase in health care contributions. The teachers counter proposed with a ten percent raise and an increase in the teachers contributions as well.

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A New Hampshire mom is charged with murder -- after jumping out a window with her 4-month-old twins. It happened back in June at this home in Lyman, New Hampshire. Police initially only reported that a four month old boy suffered fatal injuries and his sister was severely injured. On Thursday -- they charged Patina Welch with 2nd degree murder and first degree assault. Prosecutors say Welch jumped from a second story window with the babies in her arms. Prosecutors would not comment on why they think Welch did it.

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ISIS has claimed responsibility for a series of attacks in Iraq -- killing at least 50 people -- and wounding dozens others. The wave of attacks mainly targeted Shiite areas in and around the capital of Baghdad. Senior Iraqi officials have tried to reassure residents that the capital is too well-protected for militants to capture, but they've struggled to stop the near daily attacks.

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Republican lawmakers are pressing for a ban on travel to the U.S. from the West African Ebola outbreak zone. The White House says other measures are more effective, and President Barack Obama says he's considering appointing a single official to lead the nation's efforts against Ebola.

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Some Vermont homeowners are complaining of a ladybug look-alike overrunning their homes. But the pest is actually the asian lady beetle -- a bug that is migrating north. The asian lady beetle has the same appearance as a ladybug but its rancid odor and small biting jaws can make life unpleasant. The beetles are attracted to light and heat so they go into houses as the weather cools -- and you can't kill them because they leave behind a yellow stain. The best way to remove them is with a vacuum.

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

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NE temps/radar: just a few showers still out there with temps in the 50s, low 60s

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Baked Faro Wrapped in Filo Butternut Squash sauce Robert Barral Café Provence Brandon, VT Ingredients ˇ 2 cups grains of faro ˇ ˝ Spanish onion ˇ 1 cup white wine ˇ Cinnamon, Chinese five spice, nutmeg (to taste) ˇ ˝ cup Maple syrup ˇ Few drops olive oil ˇ 1 box filo dough ˇ 1 cup Clarified butter 1) Cook the faro: sweat the diced onion in olive oil till translucent. 2) Ad the faro seeds and cover immediately with vegetable stock or water. Cook until soft, process might take 20 minutes and keep adding water till soft. 3) At the end, finish with the nutmeg, cinnamon, Chinese five spice and maple syrup then chil. 4) Wrap the cooked faro in filo dough with clarified butter. 5) Bake in the oven at 350* till golden brown. 6) Make the sauce. See Butternut squash soup recipe Butternut Squash, Apple and Ginger Soup Chef Robert Barral Cafe Provence Brandon, VT Recipe for four people Ingredients: Spanish Onions ˝ Butternut Squash ˝ Apple 2 Vegetable oil ˝ cup Carrot/sweet potatoes 2 White wine 1 cup Fresh Ginger 1 chunk (to be removed) Apple juice 2 cups Cloves + cinnamon 1 sachet Maple syrup ˝ cup (to taste) Salt to taste Chinese five spice to taste Curry powder to taste Nutmeg to taste Butter 1 sp Peel and dice the butternut squash and onion. Apples will be diced up skin on. Sweat the onions first in a hot pan with vegetable oil. Ad the carrots and the butternut squash. Give a slight color to the onions then deglaze with white wine. Add the diced apples, apple juice and cover with water. (Add the ginger count how many pieces are in). Place the sachet of cloves and let cook gently until all vegetables are soft. Remove the sachet of cloves and the pieces of ginger root then puree in the blender or the emulsion blender. Pure the soup, finish with the spices and the butter. Serve hot.

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A New Hampshire mom is charged with murder -- after jumping out a window with her 4-month-old twins. It happened back in June at this home in Lyman, New Hampshire. Police initially only reported that a four month old boy suffered fatal injuries and his sister was severely injured. On Thursday -- they charged Patina Welch with 2nd degree murder and first degree assault. Prosecutors say Welch jumped from a second story window with the babies in her arms. Prosecutors would not comment on why they think Welch did it.

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Prosecutors are getting closer to wrapping up their case in the murder of a Vermont teacher.. They argue that Allen Prue was actively involved in planning to kidnap and kill Melissa Jenkins. Several witnesses testified about that. An off duty game warden testified that he spotted a man, who looked like Allen Prue, days before her murder ---- at the dam where Jenkins' body was eventually dumped. A neighbor told the jury she saw a suspicious maroon sedan idling in Jenkins driveway before the crime. Another woman testified - she observed a couple - that looked like the Prue's -- lurking outside a basketball game - Jenkins' attended 3 days before her death.

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A trio of alleged drug-dealers have been arrested in Rutland. Samantha Walker and Tammy Zokaitis of Rutland -- and Chelsea Robinson of New York city were arrested Wednesday. Rutland police say they found 49 grams of crack cocaine on Robinson following a traffic stop. The woman are suspected of working together and are charged with conspiring to distribute the drugs.

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A Vermont teen is facing charges -- after police say he brought a fake bomb to school. It happened at the South Royalton School this morning. Acting on a tip from another student, school officials questioned the 15-year-old. Police say he showed them he had the device in his bag. Police say it was NOT an actual explosive device, but looked real. The 15 year old is charged with placing a hoax device and disorderly conduct.

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7-day forecast: today, AM clouds, then partly sunny & still mild. Showers on Saturday. Blast of cold air comes in Saturday night. Sunday chilly & blustery - possible mountain snow showers; cold start to Monday, but then some sunshine. Keeping eyes on coastal storm system that could bring us rain and wind mid/late next week.

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I'm Ali Freeman -- coming up Monday morning -- a bedtime story.... That's filled with chilling encounters of Vermont's spookiest places. Want to know the most haunted places across the state? Join us -- starting at 5 am.

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Good morning it's 5:00 -- I'm ... Julie And I'm ... Gary And this Friday for our celebration -- we have found what could be the LEAST scary halloween costume ever... If you've seen dispicable me -- then you recognize this little guy dressed as a minion..... ((MAKE SURE WE CAN HEAR AUDIO UP FULL WHEN THE BOY FALLS))

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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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We start with new information this morning on the teacher's strike in South Burlington. Negotiations wrapped up about three hours ago and it appears South Burlington teachers and school board--are exactly where they were before they started. There is still--no deal. Here is a look at the two proposals offered by each side during negotiations. The school board proposed a three year contract, with a 7 and a half percent raise, an increase in health care contributions to 17 percent in the second and third years--and more money for junior teachers. That'll cost just over 2 million dollars . The teachers counter proposed with a ten percent raise, an increase in the teachers contributions to 16 and a half percent in the second year and 17 percent in the third year, and more money for junior teachers in the third year. That's a cost of about 2 and a half million dollars. Shelby Cashman is just back from the negotiations and updates us on what happened overnight.

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Salaries---and health care benefits. The two reasons why South Burlington students still are not in school. ((NATS of picketing)) After three days of striking--the South Burlington teachers--and school board met at Frederick Tuttle Middle School Thursday--to try and hammer out a contract--ten months in the making. After more than 11 hours of negotiations, that lasted into the early morning hours, a resolution was no where in sight. (00:11:51) ((Eric Stone "We are dissapointed to report that the board walked out of negotiations without notice.")) (00:11:56) Just before two this morning ... The school board addressed the media. At that point, the board said--nothing was going to get accomplished--after so many hours of back and forth. (00:06:39) ((Martin Lalonde "At this point we feel there is really very little progress to be made in resolving this dispute this morning.")) (00:06:46) And the sticking points--remain. The teachers want bigger salary increases--and lower contributions to health care--than the board is willing to give--after already agreeing to let them keep their same benefits. (00:08:19) ((Martin Lalonde "The board believes that the associations proposal did not represent sufficient movement toward a resolution acceptable to the community, particular given that we had conceded their main point of being able to keep their current health care.")) (00:08:33) The teachers say--they have made concessions. Back when negotiations began in December--an independent fact finder was brought in to take a look at both sides--and make suggestions. And the teachers say--the boards proposal--almost ignores those findings. (00:13:51) ((Eric Stone "what we've done tonight in the best effort that we could to reach a settlement was we even moved outside that framework towards the boards side and yet we still meet with the proposal that shows very little respect for the fact finders recommendations.")) (00:14:08) (00:16:26) ((Shelby Cashman: "Negotiations will resume at 3pm today. SC Channel 3 News S Burlington")) (00:16:33)

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Although classes remain cancelled--all extra curricular activities and sports--will resume today. Head to the South Burlington middle and high school websites for a detailed scheudle.

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More than 17-hundred Fairpoint workers in our region are on strike. Employees in Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine have walked off the job -- after two unions and the company were unable to negotiate. A new contract freezes the old pension and requires workers to contribute to health care costs for the first time. That did not sit well with the unions. Reps say they've offered "significant concessions" but that the company isn't interested.

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A car crash turned deadly in Williston yesterday afternoon. Police say 69-year-old Michael Walker died after hitting a tree on Williston Road at the top of French Hill. Authorities don't believe the Williston man was wearing a seatbelt.

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A New Hampshire mom is charged with murder -- after jumping out a window with her 4-month-old twins. It happened back in June at this home in Lyman, New Hampshire. Police initially only reported that a four month old boy suffered fatal injuries and his sister was severely injured. On Thursday -- they charged Patina Welch with 2nd degree murder and first degree assault. Prosecutors say Welch jumped from a second story window with the babies in her arms. Prosecutors would not comment on why they think Welch did it.

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Prosecutors are getting closer to wrapping up their case in the murder of a Vermont teacher.. They argue that Allen Prue was actively involved in planning to kidnap and kill Melissa Jenkins. Several witnesses testified about that. An off duty game warden testified that he spotted a man, who looked like Allen Prue, days before her murder ---- at the dam where Jenkins' body was eventually dumped. A neighbor told the jury she saw a suspicious maroon sedan idling in Jenkins driveway before the crime. Another woman testified - she observed a couple - that looked like the Prue's -- lurking outside a basketball game - Jenkins' attended 3 days before her death.

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((Jennifer Hooker/witness 01:30:11 "he looked scary to me. He was standing there and beside him was a woman standing beside him and they were in the entrance as you go into the gym. He didn't move. So my son accidentally ran into him so I apologized and he appeared angry." )) The testimony comes as a counter to the defense claim -- that Allen Prue's wife Patricia was the one who planned the kidnapping and carried out the murder.

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And court was temporarily derailed when the defense asked the judge to declare a mistrial. Prue's lawyer says the prosecution did not give him enough information about another eyewitness the state plans to call. He says the witness' testimony may provide another defense for his client. And that not having sufficient time to investigate the claims is unfair.

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((Judge Robert Bent 03:50:45 "you'd like me to...?" Bob Katims: "declare a mistrial." Judge: declare a mistrial. Ok. Alright. BK" My client really gets one shot at a trial. Obviously there's a right to an appeal but this is his opportunity. 03:51:22 "to go forward now with our trial, I don't think is fair to Mr. Prue.")) The Judge denied the request for a mistrial -- and gave the defense until Monday to speak with the state's witness. Prosecutors originally said they could rest their case as soon as this afternoon. This development will delay that plan.

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(anchors introduce gary) Local temps: mainly in 50s, a few low 60s NE temps/radar: just a few showers still out there with temps in the 50s, low 60s U.S. Clouds/radar: front has gone by - we're in a break between systems. Forecast clouds/precip: some sun today, just a slight chance for a passing shower. Clipper brings rain showers later on Saturday, and a few rain and snow showers in the mountains Saturday night & Sunday. Chilly and blustery on Sunday.

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Today: Partly sunny Highs: 62 to 68 Wind: SSW 5 to 15 mph Tonight: Variable clouds Lows: 48 to 55 Wind: S 5 to 10 mph Saturday: Some AM sun Showers developing Highs: 58 to 65 Wind: SW 10 to 15 mph Extended: Sunday: Partly sunny Chance for mtn. snow/rain showers early Blustery, colder Lows: 30s Highs: 40s Monday: Partly cloudy Lows: 20s Highs: 45 to 55 Tuesday: Mostly cloudy Chance for showers Lows: 30s Highs: 48 to 58 Hyper-Extended: Wednesday: Mostly cloudy Chance for showers Lows: 35 to 45 Highs: 48 to 58 Thursday: Mostly cloudy Chance for showers Lows: 35 to 45 Highs: 50s

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President Obama says he may appoint an Ebola "czar" to head the administration's response to the virus. The first Dallas nurse diagnosed with the disease, is NOW being treated at the National Institutes of Health near Washington. Mark Albert is in Bethesda.

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26-year-old Nina Pham, wearing protective gear from head to toe, was helped into an ambulance...and taken to the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda...to continue treatment for Ebola. (-nats-) 'Come to Maryland, Everybody.' Hours earlier, the nurse-turned patient, fought back tears as she thanked the medical staff who treated her at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital: (SOT) 'I love you guys. //We love you Nina.' Pham was diagnosed with Ebola after caring for Thomas Eric Duncan, who died of the disease last week. Some nurses at Texas Health maintain the hospital wasn't prepared to deal with the virus. (SOT Aguirre) I saw a chaotic scene. It wasn't organized. It wasn't safe. No one was in charge. But, in a statement, the hospital defended its procedures yet again -- saying it followed the 'frequently changing CDC guidelines and recommendations.' (STANDUP Mark Albert/ CBS News/ Bethesda, MD) Officials at Texas Health had Pham transferred here to NIH...out of concerns the Ebola crisis had left the hospital overwhelmed. Lawmakers FROM BOTH PARTIES are now calling on President Obama to impose a ban on travel from West Africa, the epicenter of the outbreak: (SOT Obama) "A travel ban is less effective than the measures we are currently instituting." Five major airports are now screening passengers arriving from West Africa... in an effort to contain Ebola here at home. Mark Albert for CBS News Washington.

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Construction crews in Maine have unearthed 8 skeletons. Crews in Cornish Maine -- were fixing a drainage problem at the town hall -- when they started finding skeletons. Officials say the area used to be a cemetery -- but it was moved when the town hall was built in the 1920's. But apparently some of the graves weren't moved -- which is what construction workers found this week. Now the town is trying to figure out who the remains belong to -- and how this happened.

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After 30 years -- an inmate in New York wrongly convicted of murder -- is now free. David McCallum sobbed as a Supreme Court justice in Brooklyn set him free this week. McCallum was 16 years old in 1985 when he and another teenager confessed to kidnapping and murdering a man. They later recanted, but were convicted anyway. After examining all of the facts in the case, an independent review panel found no evidence they had actually committed the crime.

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We are getting right down to the numbers this morning -- to find out what YOU are all talking about online. Views, comments, likes, and shares determine which three top stories -- are today's talkers.

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Coming in at at Number three -- The teacher strike in South Burlington -- and what the community is saying. After three days of striking and over 11 hours of negotiations--it seems the South burlington teachers and school board--are exactly where they were. There is still--no deal. The two sides have been at odds over salaries and health care benefits--for ten months. Megan Ann-Marie Morits has this to say ... "This is not right, us students are suffering. They had all summer to do this, why do it now when students are back in school." Natt Nilhguoc writes "It is difficult to put a price tag on teaching because the teachers who got me where I am today were priceless."

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At number two -- the Ebola concerns here Vermont. With thousands of worldwide deaths -- and a second nurse infected on US soil... Many people are wondering how the CDC will keep the virus from spread. We went inside local hospitals so see how they are preparing for the worst. These stories have generated a lot of attention online -- and have been viewed more than 250-thousand times. People have been voicing their concerns about this deadly virus spreading.... James Lang writes "I think the events this week in Texas have proven that despite all the bold talk - the majority of hospitals in the entire country aren't ready." Diana Hanks says the CDC is falling short. She wrote in part "As a health care worker, I can say that my work place has not given us any instructions on this yet, and it concerns me."

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And coming in at number one -- another week of gorgeous Leafies! Here are some of the top photos -- this week -- they've been viewed more than 270-thousand times! We begin with this photo by Sandy Cutting at Cutting Family cows in Irasburg. Malina Gonnella wrote "This is the oldest joke in Vermont but .....brown cows is where you get chocolate milk. Little kids believe that!!!!!!"

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Numbers two and three -- both come from Jane Hulfstrunk. She sent in this wonderful pic from Williamstown....

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And she also sent in this beautiful shot from Stowe. It has been shared 13-hundred times -- and reached 49-thousand people.... Amanda Trow-Racine says .... I'm so very proud to live in the Champlain Valley, the land of Holsteins, Mountains, Lakes, Leaves and Love.....

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And the most viewed leafie of the week -- was sent in by Caroline Huot. She says she lives near Montreal -- but visits Vermont and took this gorgeous picture in Montgomery. It's been seen by more than 56-thousand people -- with hundreds of shares and nearly 2-thousand likes.

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Almanac: no record highs yesterday, but still way above average; and lots of rain Hurricane Gonzalo: Super strong, extremely dangerous storm bearing down on the island of Bermuda NE temps/radar: just a few showers still out there with temps in the 50s, low 60s

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There are new reasons to limit just how much soda you drink. Eboni Willians has some of today's top health stories.

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New findings suggest drinking soda may shorten your life. Researchers at the University of California found sugar sweetened sodas can strain the body's metabolism and accelerate cell aging. Scientists in Cambridge say some patients in a vegetative state may be aware even though they can't communicate. Researchers looked at electrical activity in the brains of 32 vegetative patients and found some showed signs of activity similar to healthy adults. And most children going to kindergarten are getting their vaccines. While the CDC reports vaccination rates are near 95%, experts warn there can be outbreaks in communities where clusters of families choose not to vaccinate. And those are some of today's top health stories. Eboni Williams, CBS News

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New this morning --- NO DEAL --- negotiations wrapped up about four hours ago without a deal between teachers and the school board. TRACKING DRUG ABUSE --- there's a new database for doctors and pharmacists. And --- TEEN CHARGED --- Police say, he brought a fake bomb to school.

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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 11 hours of negotiations that well into the early morning --- there is no deal between South Burlington teachers and the school board. The School Board called the media in just before two this morning. At that point, the board said- -nothing was going to get accomplished--after so many hours of back and forth. The school board proposed a three year contract, with a 7 and a half percent raise, an increase in health care contributions. The teachers counter proposed with a ten percent raise and an increase in the teachers contributions as well.

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(00:08:19) ((Martin Lalonde "The board believes that the associations proposal did not represent sufficient movement toward a resolution acceptable to the community, particular given that we had conceded their main point of being able to keep their current health care.")) (00:08:33) (00:13:51) ((Eric Stone "what we've done tonight in the best effort that we could to reach a settlement was we even moved outside that framework towards the boards side and yet we still meet with the proposal that shows very little respect for the fact finders recommendations.")) (00:14:08) Negotiations will resume at three today. Although classes remain cancelled--all sports and extra curricular activities --will resume today. Head to the middle and high school websites--for the schedule.

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A trio of alleged drug-dealers have been arrested in Rutland. Samantha Walker and Tammy Zokaitis of Rutland -- and Chelsea Robinson of New York city were arrested Wednesday. Rutland police say they found 49 grams of crack cocaine on Robinson following a traffic stop. The woman are suspected of working together and are charged with conspiring to distribute the drugs.

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Doctors and pharmacists have a new tool to track commonly abused drugs in New Hampshire. A database will now allow them to review a patient's history prior to prescribing or dispensing controlled substances. The technology allows professionals to check whether a patient seeking a prescription has been shopping around for the same medication elsewhere.

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A Vermont teen is facing charges -- after police say he brought a fake bomb to school. It happened at the South Royalton School this morning. Acting on a tip from another student, school officials questioned the 15-year-old. Police say he showed them he had the device in his bag. Police say it was NOT an actual explosive device, but looked real. The 15 year old is charged with placing a hoax device and disorderly conduct.

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(anchors introduce gary) Local temps: mainly in 50s, a few low 60s NE temps/radar: just a few showers still out there with temps in the 50s, low 60s U.S. Clouds/radar: front has gone by - we're in a break between systems. Forecast clouds/precip: some sun today, just a slight chance for a passing shower. Clipper brings rain showers later on Saturday, and a few rain and snow showers in the mountains Saturday night & Sunday. Chilly and blustery on Sunday.

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Today: Partly sunny Highs: 62 to 68 Wind: SSW 5 to 15 mph Tonight: Variable clouds Lows: 48 to 55 Wind: S 5 to 10 mph Saturday: Some AM sun Showers developing Highs: 58 to 65 Wind: SW 10 to 15 mph Extended: Sunday: Partly sunny Chance for mtn. snow/rain showers early Blustery, colder Lows: 30s Highs: 40s Monday: Partly cloudy Lows: 20s Highs: 45 to 55 Tuesday: Mostly cloudy Chance for showers Lows: 30s Highs: 48 to 58 Hyper-Extended: Wednesday: Mostly cloudy Chance for showers Lows: 35 to 45 Highs: 48 to 58 Thursday: Mostly cloudy Chance for showers Lows: 35 to 45 Highs: 50s

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Rutland police are tackling the illegal sale of prescription drugs. Elizabeth Keatinge shows us how they're cracking down on abuse in the system.

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Dr. Mark Logan is a Rutland based doctor who sees many patients with addiction issues. ((Dr. Mark Logan/Green Mountain Family Medicine 07:07:09:00 We have a literal war on our hands, with regards to the amount of drug addiction that's taking place in our community. :18)) He says many addicts are working hard on their issues. But some criminals in the community may think they are being pretty savvy when they call police, report a prescription stolen, get a police report and then go to their doctor to get a refill. The Rutland Police Department says they get 2 to 5 reports of stolen prescriptions per month. Some are legitimate, but ((Chief James Baker/Rutland Police Dept. 04:59:24:03 In some cases, during the course of the investigations, the officers come away with the feeling or the sense that it's a false report being made by an individual. :32)) The department just implemented a new policy that when a prescription is reported stolen, officers immediately notify the doctor. They say working with the medical community is a key to fighting the opiate problem. ((Chief James Baker/Rutland Police Department 05:01:18:07 We believe the way to deal with this problem is death by a thousand cuts and it's just another cut.It's another piece of holding people accountable. :26)) Part of the new policy includes communicating with pharmacies, like Rutland Pharmacy. They say they are already making efforts that are working to keep medication from being diverted. Like these bar codes that help track prescriptions. ((Jeff Hochberg/Rutland Pharmacy 07:23:32:26 Diversion happens. What we have to realize is that no matter how much we want to try and we want to help, it's still, the problem exists. :46)) Dr. Logan says he applauds the police department for its latest effort in fighting the opiate problem. He's been using techniques to hold patients accountable for years. Like required pill counts and using blister packs like these, that make it tougher for those trying to cheat the system. Still he says, the medical and law enforcement community needs to continue to collaborate to fight drug abuse. ((Dr. Mark Logan/Green Mountain Family Medicine 07:07:30:00 When you're in a war, it's a time when innovative and unusual or non-traditional collaborations should be considered. :39)) Chief Baker tells us that although 2 to 5 reports per month may not seem like much, when a pill can be sold for $50 to $80 on the street, it is still contributing significantly to the supply and the problem. Ek Ch3 News Rutland.

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Welcome back this morning... For Pats fans -- it was a blocked field goal sent from heaven... The New England Patriots held off the New York Jets 27-25 last night when Nick Folk's 58-yard field goal attempt was blocked on the last play. The Jets suffered their sixth straight loss and the Pats improve to 5 and 2. And here's Dylan with our sports wrap.

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Good morning everyone ... We're hours away from week 8 of the Friday Football Frenzy ... (((TRT: 2:16 OC: STANDARD)))

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(((Lots still undecided, especially in Division II... Despite beating Rice last week, undefeated Burr & Burton still trails the Green Knights by fractions of a point for the top seed in the Q-P-R rankings... However, the Bulldogs can essentially seal the #1 seed with wins over Milton this week and Fair Haven next weekend... as for tonight's opponent, the Yellow Jackets are 3-3, currently fifth in the D-2 standings and on the outside of the playoff picture. But their last two games are against the Division's heavy hitters.. Previously mentioned BBA and then Rice next week. It's all there for the Jackets and they are focused on what needs to be done. ---------------------- ---------------------- ------------------ ((TRT: 33 ... OC: KEEP ROLLING)) ---------------------- ---------------------- ------------------ That meeting one of nine thought the state later night...several great rivalry games as well as plenty that will play a factor in playoff positioning. We'll break all of that down at 6pm when our Mike McCune goes live from Collins-Perley ahead of the meeting between CVU and BFA-St. Albans ---------------------- ---------------------- ------------------ Coming off their first season opening victory since 2008... an impressive 6-2 win at Northeastern Saturday night, the UVM men's hockey team turns it's attention on former ECAC rival Clarkson for a two-game weekend series beginning tonight at 7 at Gutterson. Vermont beat Clarkson 3-2 at home last season in the Catamount Cup. Overall, this will be the 81st and 82nd meetings in a rivalry that goes back to 1971. UVM is 6-3-1 in it's last ten meetings with the Golden Knights. Highlights and reaction at 11... That's the sportswrap, I'm Dylan Scott. Have a great day!)))

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NE temps/radar: just a few showers still out there with temps in the 50s, low 60s

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A pest is peeving people in Vermont. And no they're NOT cute lady-bugs. Alex Apple explains.

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(12:55 Sherry Guyette/Johnson)(("We finally have two really nice days and I'm stranded inside because of a lady bug?")) Well not a lady bug -- the lady bug's ugly cousin. (12:29 Sherry Guyette)(("They literally divebomb you.")) Sherry Guyette hoped to finish painting her house during some unseasonably warm fall weather this week. But on Monday, Guyette said her house was overrun with ladybug look-a-likes. It's the asian lady beetle -- a pesky bug that gets inside homes. (01:57 Mary Ann Castimore/UVM Master Gardener)(("They're coming in cause they want to stay warm. They're hibernating for the winter.")) The beetles were brought to America to eat aphids and thrips -- and they've used their new habitat to thrive. (01:13 Mary Ann Castimore)(("If something doesn't have a natural predator then it thrives.")) When Guyette went to kill the bugs, she realized she was only attracting more. (07:31 Sherry Guyette/Johnson)(("You flick one off, the smell goes off and then like five more come at your head.")) The bugs leave behind a putrid odor and a yellow stain when you kill one. ((Mary Ann Castimore: The best way to kill them is by vacuuming.)) (20:35 Sherry Guyette)(("Do they not realize how much bigger I am than them?")) Guyette has lived in Central Vermont her entire life and says she's never seen this many. (08:07 Sherry Guyette/Johnson)(("I'v e never seen that kind of abundance of it.")) The bugs have lived in Vermont for the last 10-20 years. They migrate northeast as weather patterns change. In addition to biting, stinking and staining -- the bugs can also be a nuisance to wine makers when they get into their product. (02:48 Mary Ann Castimore/UVM Master Gardener)(("They actually taint the wine and make it taste funny.")) These Eddie Haskell's of the ladybug family are of no harm to humans -- except in rare cases. (01:27 Mary Ann Castimore/UVM Master Gardener)(("They're basically not a threat to people except you may be allergic to them if you pick them up.")) But they're no less annoying to folks like Guyette. They're a Halloween spook come-early. (19:25 Sherry Guyette)(("There we go, doesn't get any spookier than that.")) Alex Apple. Channel 3 News. Johnson.


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