Fri 18-AUG-2017 Early A.M. News Script

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An active day is on tap. RADAR: A warm front is bringing showers, and possibly a thunderstorm or two, to the Adirondacks. This activity will overspread the region this morning, with afternoon thunderstorms expected as a cold front approaches. CURRENT BURLINGTON: Cloudy. Upper 60s. FORECAST: TODAY: AM showers/thunderstorm. Scattered PM thunderstorms. Some heavy downpours possible. High: 68/78 (coolest east)

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We start this morning in Georgia where firefighters were called to an explosion overnight. Investigators will be on scene this morning to figure out what sparked the fire. This was the scene on Sandy Birch Road last night. Fire Chief Keith Baker says there were older cars and boat motors inside the garage. He could not confirm if the salvage yard was still servicing customers. At 5:30 we hear why he says the department was lucky and able to respond to the fire so quickly.

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Police in Barcelona are still looking for the driver of the van that targeted crowds killing 13 people and injuring over 100 Currently Spanish Police have two suspects in custody. Witnesses say the van swerved from side to side as it sped down the promenade to try and hit as many people as possible Currently spanish police say they have two men in custody -- neither are the driver of the van American officials were quick to condemn the terror attack

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((MIKE PENCE: "The United States condemns this terror attack, and we'll do whatever is necessary to help." )) Authorities say they killed five people in a counter-terror raid just south of Barcelona Preventing what might have been the country's second major terror attack in one day Investigators say the incident is linked to the Barcelona attack Islamic state has claimed responsibility

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Just yesterday we told you about barricades put up in downtown Burlington to stop homeless people from gathering and causing trouble. This morning Channel 3's Priscilla Lugori explains why one city counselor wants tougher consequences for bad behavior

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City councilor Kurt Wright wants there to be stricter consequences for bad behavior in downtown Burlington. ((Kurt Wright, R-Burlington City Council 2230 42:34-45 "Issues like public drunkenness, public urination, harassment, open container laws, all of those quality of life type issues.")) Right now if people get in trouble for these violations they get a ticket. Wright is asking the city council to consider upping the behavior from a civil offense to a misdemeanor for repeat offenders. ((Kurt Wright, R-Burlington City Council 2230 43:31-41 "For there to be consequences for people who just want to hang out on the street, drink, get drunk, cause trouble, and engage in bad and sometimes violent behavior.")) Police Chief Brandon del Pozo is on board with the idea. ((Chief Brandon del Pozo, Burlington Police Dept. 2282 1:145:09-17 "There are folks for whom the civil process is not a disincentive to change their behavior. They don't respond to tickets, often dozens and dozens of tickets. We need something else.")) If the council gives the proposal the green light, a committee would determine which offenses would be included and how many repeat violations would make it a crime. ((Priscilla Liguori, Standup "But not everybody thinks this option is the way to make the streets of Burlington safe. We spoke with Tom Dalton, the executive director of Vermonters for Criminal Justice Reform. He thinks the key is providing resources to those who have mental illness or who are homeless.")) ((Tom Dalton, Vermonters for Criminal Justice Reform 2241 1:02:25-36 "That's what's going to remove them from the situation and reduce the difficult behaviors that people in the community are experiencing. It's the compassionate thing to do.")) Dalton worked in social services at the Howard Center for 17 years. He doesn't think harsher penalties will eliminate the problem. ((Tom Dalton, Vermonters for Criminal Justice Reform 2235 55:57-56:12 "They're not going to show up to court, because they don't have the mental health resources to make that type of thing happen, and then they're just going to get a warrant out for them and then they're going to become incarcerated and the jails are already full of people that are mentally ill.")) Del Pozo agrees providing resources is important, but does think a new tool is necessary for more immediate change. ((Chief Brandon del Pozo, Burlington Police Dept. 2282 1:19:04-11 "We want to avert this crisis, not just keep reacting to it. And I think criminal deterrence will reach a certain part of the population that's not being reached right now.")) The Queen City already has an ordinance that makes repeat noise violations criminal. The City Council will vote on whether to move forward with the idea at its next meeting August 28th. Priscilla Liguori, Channel 3 News, Burlington.

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The big story out of Norther New York this morning: A mother admitted to playing a role in her toddler's death. Patricia Giddings is 22-years-old and just accepted a plea deal for manslaughter. Prosecutors say, the AuSable Forks mother and her boyfriend used plywood to block a door and lock up her little boy. He died after getting his head stuck in a notch in the plywood. The boyfriend -- Brandon Bushey, who's 24, is also facing charges for toddler's death.

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He's expected to be extradited back to Vermont in the next few weeks -- charged with murdering a Vermont grandmother. Channel 3's Kristin Kelly looked through new documents and learned more about what led up to this.

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Cindy Cook hadn't been seen for 9 days -- when the 59-year-old's body was discovered off Brook Road in Middlesex - by a woman out walking her dog. ((Capt.J.P. Sinclair/Vermont State Police: 000110 obviously the initial finding was quite disturbing 000114)) Newly filed court paperwork we obtained shows disturbing details: Cook was barely clothed -- bound with dog leashes and her t shirt -- and there was one part of a broken cable with her -- the kind you use for Tvs and computer monitors - with red white and yellow connectors at the end. ((Capt.J.P. Sinclair/Vermont State Police: 000648 Its another tragic domestic related homicide)) Investigators say friends and family tell them -- Cook was afraid of Randal Gebo. That he "had a very bad temper" -- "would get very angry when she asked him questions about his past," -- and that Cook had even gone to stay with a friend for a while during their 18 month relationship because "she did not feel safe." The affidavit also confirms the timeline detectives worked with early on - that Cook was last seen by friends - with Gebo - the night of July third. She spoke to her sister on the phone July 4th. Detectives say Gebo skipped town on the 5th -- and spent all but 6 dollars in Cook's bank account as he crossed the country. The medical examiner says Cook had severe bruising around her neck - and trauma to her head neck and torso. But -- did not die where she was found. And not in the affidavit -- exactly where and when she was murdered. Troopers say their timeline is key for that part of the puzzle. (( 000445 Kristin Kelly: so youre kind of focusing on that window of time from the 4th to the 5th? JP Sinclair: right 000453 kk and you think she died at the shady rill picnic area? 000457 JP We have - as you read - we have some ppl that saw a vehicle that seemed to match a description 000505 )) ((nats broadcast -- police looking for minicooper)) After seeing news reports -- police were inundated with tips -- including one -- placing Cook's mini cooper in the Shady Rill picnic area on July 4th at 5pm - several hours after she spoke with her sister on the phone. A couple noticed there was a tent set up next to the car - which struck them as strange -- since you cant camp there. 2 hours later - it was gone. And the next morning - police say Gebo was on the run. ((000931 thats the wonderful thing in vt when we ask for help in cases like this we get help --and that was huge for us 000940)) Kristin Kelly -- channel 3 news.

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Also Happening today: The Virginia State Trooper, who was flying a helicopter that went down during the Charlottesville rally, is being laid to rest today. Berke Bates leaves behind a wife and daughter. There is another development expected out of Charlottesville today. It involves the statue of confederate general Robert E. Lee ... A symbolic focus for the rally. We should know later today what the city's mayor plans to do with it.

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((2SHOT)) ((GREEN WALL)) RADAR/SATELLITE: A warm front is bringing showers (and possible thunderstorms) to the Adirondacks, which will spread east this morning. A cold front will then bring scattered afternoon thunderstorms. Some heavy downpours are likely today, but any precipitation will be fast-moving. TEMPERATURES: Currently in the 50s and 60s. Some warm, humid air will nose its way into the Champlain Valley and southern/western parts of the region. New Hampshire will remain cooler. TEMPERATURE CHANGE: Much warmer this morning. Some spots were in the upper 30s Thursday morning. DEWPOINTS: Currently in the mid to upper 50s. They will climb into the 60s this afternoon. TEMP/PRECIP FORECAST: Scattered thunderstorm are expected this afternoon, especially west and south. Saturday will have just a few PM showers or thunderstorms. CLOUDS/PRECIP FORECAST: A trailing trough will come through on Saturday, but will only touch off a few showers or thunderstorms.

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FORECAST: TODAY: AM showers/thunderstorm. Scattered PM thunderstorms. Some heavy downpours possible. High: 68/78 (coolest east) TONIGHT: Few showers/thunderstorms early, then partly cloudy. Low: 57/65. Wind: S 5-10 mph SATURDAY: Partly sunny. Few PM showers or thunderstorms. High: 75/83. Low: 52/60. Wind: W 5-10 mph SUNDAY: Partly sunny. High: 75/85. Low: 55/65 MONDAY: Mostly sunny. High: 80s. Low: 55/65 TUESDAY: Partly sunny. Scattered late PM thunderstorms. High: 80s. Low: 60s WEDNESDAY: Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers. High: 70s. Low: 45/55 THURSDAY: Partly sunny. Few showers. High: 65/75

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((TOSS TO MELISSA AT DESK))

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A big settlement for a pharmaceutical company that's been in the negative spotlight lately. Mylan has agreed to pay 465-million dollars in a settlement with the Department of Justice. Officials say the money should settle claims that Mylan misclassified epi-pen as a generic drug -- so the company could avoid rebates. As a brand name drug -- it means higher rebates payable to medicaid.

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It's become more common for people to take the edge off at the end of their days with a glass of wine. Do you ever wonder if it was like that a decade ago? Jama Psychiatry looked at 40-thousand people twice in a 10 year period. Once from 2002 to 2003 and then again in 2013. They found alcohol use disorders rose by almost 50 percent. Researchers estimate that's about 1 in 8 people across the US with a drinking problem. Officials found the greatest increase was among senior citizens.

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Going Green and saving money -- two things Vermonters love! And now Home Depot is joining the trend. The building supply chain has announced plans to construct solar farms on top of 50 of its locations Officals say the roopftop solar farms will provide about a third of each stores' electricity No word yet on if any locations in the Green Mountains will receive the solar farms

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Figuring out how to pa off student loans can be very stressful According to a new data report from the Consumer Protection Bureau more than 40 percent of borrowers owe 20 thousand dollars or more The same report also says 16 percent owe 50-thousand dollars or more And when it comes to the age people START to pay off their student loans The Consumer Protection Bureau says thats not until at least 35

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New Haven Police need your help finding the man responsible for thousands of dollars in damage to one Mobile station Take a look at the man on your screen Police tell us this man's car hit the diesel pump at Madonna Mobile in Cambridge on Sunday night -- and than left the scene After investigation police tell us the gas station had thousands of dollars in damage and revenue If you have any information State Police want to hear from you.

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LAKE CHAMPLAIN: Wind: S 10-20 kts. Waves: 1-3 ft. AM showers/thunderstorm. Scattered PM thunderstorms. Lake temperature: 71 degrees. RADAR/SATELLITE: A warm front is bringing showers and possible thunderstorms to the Adirondacks, which will overspread the region this morning. Thunderstorms are expected during the afternoon.

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CURRENT BURLINGTON: Rain. Upper 60s. FORECAST: TODAY: AM showers/thunderstorm. Scattered PM thunderstorms. Some heavy downpours possible. High: 68/78 (coolest east)

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We've been talking about the solar eclipse all week -- and we can prepare for it Channel 3's Jennifer Costa found out some cheap ways to watch it safely on Monday

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((Jack St. Louis/Vt. Astronomical Society President 00:03:01:07 "It's a great thing to see. It doesn't happen that often especially if it's going to be clear out.")) The president of Vermont's Astronomical Society is getting excited. Monday marks a day -- he's waited a few years for. ((Jack St. Louis/Vt. Astronomical Society President 00:00:53:27 "what's going to happen is the moon will pass right in front of the sun as we see it. It will cover 60%, maybe a little more.")) It's called a partial solar eclipse. And the rare event is making libraries quite popular. ((Jill Coffrim/Librarian 00:18:22:10 "At least 10 -12 calls an hour.")) People are looking for eclipse glasses. Some libraries in our region had them -- thousands actually -- but the disposable solar shades are quickly getting snatched up. ((Jill Coffrim/Librarian 00:20:29:17 "We are out of glasses.completely out. Yeah sorry to say.")) The public response to the eclipse surprised staff at the Dorothy Alling Memorial Library in Williston. They got a grant for the glasses. ((Jill Coffrim/Librarian 00:20:59:06 "I think the choice was 100 pairs or 1000 pairs. I thought oh 100 is not enough but we'll never do 1000. And obviously we could have done more.")) They chose a thousand. 900 have already flown out the door. This library -- and most that we called -- are now saving what they have left for Monday's viewing parties. Williston will ask attendees to share its remaining 100 pairs -- so everyone can get a glimpse at this rare event. ((Jennifer Costa 00:05:41:04/00:05:35:0 6 "These coveted eclipse glasses there are number out there that are fakes are being recalled to figure out if yours are safe they should have this phone number here and when you put them on and look up to the sky all you should see is the sun if you see anything else they're no good now if you can't get your hands on these we figured out their number of other techniques you can use to safely view the eclipse.")) ((Jack St. Louis/Vt. Astronomical Society President 00:06:22:08 "this is an old fashioned pin hole projector.")) You just need two pieces of cardboard. Poke a small hole in one -- put your back to the sun -- and hold up that piece. It will project the sun's image on the other piece of cardboard. You can also buy a piece of welding glass -- shade 14 -- for a couple bucks. ((COSTA "that makes everything look green")) But like the glasses -- it will block the harmful light while still letting you see the sun. And if you have a telescope. We have two more inexpensive options. A funnel -- an eyepiece -- and a square of projection screen -- will help you host a viewing party. ((St. Louis "a lot of people can see it this way")) A piece of mylar filter -- over the lens -- will work too. ((Jack St. Louis/Vt. Astronomical Society President 00:14:58:13 "You put the mylar filter on the front.")) We tested it with our camera -- the result was pretty cool. ((Jack St. Louis 00:13:52:07 "and you look in here and it's an even better view")) ((COSTA "So whether you have these -- or some homemade option -- timing is key. Experts say to start looking at 1:30pm. The peak is 245 and the whole thing is done by 4pm. JC CH 3 News BTV))

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Fire investigators hope to figure out what sparked an explosive fire in Georgia overnight. This is the scene of a garage on Sandy Birch Road. As you can see it's a total loss -- firefighters say when they arrived around 10 o'clock last night, the entire building was engulfed in flames. No one was hurt. Georgia's fire chief, Keith Baker, says they were lucky it happened when it did.

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((00:09:30 we were on the scene in about 5 minutes from time of dispatch. It's our training night so there were folks at the station and it was fully involved when we arrived.)) Baker says old cars and boat motors were inside the former salvage yard. None of the homes in the neighborhood were affected.

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President Trump is showing support this morning of Spain. Tweeting in part -- "The United States will do whatever is necessary to help. Be tough & strong, we love you!" Here's what we know so far about that attack. Police in Barcelona have not found the driver who they say drove into crowds in a touristy spot -- but say they have 3 people in custody in connection to the attack right now 13 people are dead and at least 100 others are injured after a van sped down a popular promenade Witnesses say the van swerved from side to side to try and hit as many people as possible hours later Authorities say they killed five people in a counter-terror raid just south of Barcelona Preventing what might have been the country's second major terror attack in one day Investigators say the two incidents are linked Islamic state has claimed responsibility

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It's a day etched in the minds of residents in Colebrook New Hampshire. Exactly 20 years ago -- four people were shot and killed for no reason. And today the community plans to honor those lives. Channel 3's Alex Hirsch joins us in studio with more.

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People will be running a 55 mile relay run -- from the supermarket where troopers Les Lord and Scott Phillips were shot--all the way to their twin Mountain Barracks. But to understand the true impact of this---we take you back to the crime that happened twenty years ago.

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On August 19, 1997-- an angry loner with a gun murdered four people... ((NATS - DREGA 1997)) 67 year old Carl Drega -- gunned down two troopers, a judge and a newspaper editor in the small town of Colebrook New Hampshire-- before police killed during a shootout in Vermont. 4 other officers were also hurt. The victims---troopers Les Lord and Scott Phillips, Part time judge Vickie Bunnell, and editor Dennis Joos. Police say Joos tired to wrestle away Drega's assault rifle before he was killed. Sheila Beauchemin was the town clerk at the time. She says she was across the street when Drega was firing off shots. (01:21) ((sheila Beauchemin-Bow-Sha-May -Deputy Town Clerk We had heard the gun shots of the news publisher and the attorney)) She says she was told to take shelter. She still remembers feeling absolute terror that day -- and says some people there still have a hard time uttering Drega's name. (02:37) ((sheila Beauchemin-Bow-Sha-May -Deputy Town Clerk I still have trouble even telling you what it was like)) For today's relay run -- it's not about Carl Drega. Instead -- she says it's about this community -- and the four people who's lives were cut short. (05:21) ((sheila Beauchemin-Bow-Sha-May -Deputy Town Clerk To remember them, and to remember their families becuase they are still in the area, to show that we still honor them))

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Beauchamin tells me that every year on the anniversary of their deaths--flowers are placed at memorial park where the four victims pictures are. The run begins at 5 tonight

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In New Hampshire ... The search is on for the person who vandalized the Republican Party Headquarters in Concord. You're seeing it here -- The word "nazis" spray painted inside of a heart on the side of the building -- an apparent attempt to link the Granite State GOP to extremist groups. Several windows of the office were also smashed with rocks. CONCORD POLICE don;'t have any suspects at this point.

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((2SHOT)) ((GREEN WALL)) INTERSTATE CAMERAS: Still dry to the east, but the precipitation is heading that way. RADAR/SATELLITE: A warm front is bringing showers (and possible thunderstorms) to the Adirondacks, which will spread east this morning. A cold front will then bring scattered afternoon thunderstorms. Some heavy downpours are likely today, but any precipitation will be fast-moving. TEMPERATURES: Currently in the 50s and 60s. Some warm, humid air will nose its way into the Champlain Valley and southern/western parts of the region. New Hampshire will remain cooler. DEWPOINTS: Currently in the mid to upper 50s. They will climb into the 60s this afternoon. TEMP/PRECIP FORECAST: Scattered thunderstorm are expected this afternoon, especially west and south. Saturday will have just a few PM showers or thunderstorms. CLOUDS/PRECIP FORECAST: A trailing trough will come through on Saturday, but will only touch off a few showers or thunderstorms.

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FORECAST: TODAY: AM showers/thunderstorm. Scattered PM thunderstorms. Some heavy downpours possible. High: 68/78 (coolest east) TONIGHT: Few showers/thunderstorms early, then partly cloudy. Low: 57/65. Wind: S 5-10 mph SATURDAY: Partly sunny. Few PM showers or thunderstorms. High: 75/83. Low: 52/60. Wind: W 5-10 mph SUNDAY: Partly sunny. High: 75/85. Low: 55/65 MONDAY: Mostly sunny. High: 80s. Low: 55/65 TUESDAY: Partly sunny. Scattered late PM thunderstorms. High: 80s. Low: 60s WEDNESDAY: Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers. High: 70s. Low: 45/55 THURSDAY: Partly sunny. Few showers. High: 65/75

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This week's Super Senior is in her eighties.... But she still gets recognized for something she did as just a child. Here's Channel 3's Joe Carroll.

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If you're dining at Chauncey's in Arlington, there is a good chance you'll be served by Lucille Holton. (02:03:21:00) ((Lucille Holton/Super Senior: Our soup today is the Butternut Squash bisque. )) She's here 5 days a week. (02:24:10:00) ((Lucille: OK, we'll do a cup. )) It's truly a family restaurant. Son Stan owns the place. (02:08:32:00) ((Stan: Order up! )) (01:48:37:00) (( Joe: How's it to work with the family? Lucille: Well, he's my boss. )) (02:07:04:00) ((Stan: Every morning she has a smile on her face.)) (02:07:10:00) ((Customers come in just to see her. )) Stan is king of the kitchen, but many come to see Lucille. (02:22:55:00) ((Customer: Howdy, how are you? )) Not just for her customer service. (02:03:10:00) ((Customer: Hello. Hi famous lady!)) But for who she was. The model for Norman Rockwell's famous illustration - The Babysitter. (01:49:17:00) ((Lucille: If they don't know and they are talking about it, I say well I'm the model and they will say, oh, oh! They really don't believe you.)) Rockwell was a resident of Arlington and he hired many people in town to pose for his paintings. Lucille was 12 when she caught the attention of the artist with here flaming red locks. (01:52:17:00) ((Joe: how much were you paid? Lucille: 5 dollars. Joe: 5 dollars! Lucille: Everyone was paid the same. )) The painting illustrates a young girl holding a screaming baby - it's close to midnight and Lucille is visibly frustrated - pulling her hair while attempting to read a book on babysitting. (02:29:15:00) (( Joe: has anyone told you that my favorite Norman Rockwell painting? Lucille: Oh yes. Joe: You've heard that? Lucille: Oh yeah, lots of times. )) But it took a few years for Lucille to see the finished art. Rockwell had given the painting to a Burlington class of a girl who had died of cancer. The girl and her class had visited Rockwell a year before. The painting hung in relative obscurity in the Taft School for years - but it did make a splash on the Saturday Evening Post. Then a hugely popular weekly. (02:21:16:00) ((Picking up magazine, November 8th, 1947, 10 cents! )) ((nat sot: Lucille on old pickup/1997)) The bingo playing grandmother became the poster child for saving the painting from going into private hands. The City of Burlington realizing the value - perhaps in the hundreds of thousand of dollars was facing a budget crunch and was looking at selling it. A group called "Save The Babysitter" raised enough cash to satisfy the city. It's now hanging in the Fleming Museum - just a short walk from the school. Here granddaughter Jessica works at the restaurant too - the red hair continues even to Jessica's baby Robert. (02:13:00:00) (( Joe: did she ever babysit you? Jessica: All the time. )) Now 83, the mother of 6 has a bunch of grandchildren and great grandchildren. (02:19:02:00) ((Lucille: Robert, you happy, you a happy boy. )) She's babysat them all. - no need for an instructional book. Joe Carroll, Channel 3 News, Arlington.

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RADAR/SATELLITE: A warm front is bringing showers and possible thunderstorms to the Adirondacks and Champlain Valley, which will continue to move east. A cold front will then bring scattered afternoon thunderstorms. TEMPERATURE FORECAST: Warmer through Tuesday, then the jet stream will dip south Wednesday and Thursday, resulting in cooler temperatures. CURRENT BURLINGTON: Rain. Mid 60s. FORECAST: TODAY: AM showers/thunderstorm. Scattered PM thunderstorms. Some heavy downpours possible. High: 68/78 (coolest east)

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Fire investigators hope to figure out what sparked an explosive fire in Georgia overnight. This is the scene of a garage on Sandy Birch Road. As you can see it's a total loss -- firefighters say when they arrived around 10 o'clock last night, the entire building was engulfed in flames. No one was hurt. Georgia's fire chief, Keith Baker, says they were lucky it happened when it did.

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((00:09:30 we were on the scene in about 5 minutes from time of dispatch. It's our training night so there were folks at the station and it was fully involved when we arrived.)) Baker says old cars and boat motors were inside the former salvage yard. None of the homes in the neighborhood were affected.

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Police in Barcelona are still looking for the driver of the van that targeted crowds killing 13 people and injuring over 100 Spanish Police have arrested a third person over night in connection with the attack Witnesses say the van swerved from side to side as it sped down the promenade to try and hit as many people as possible Currently spanish police say they have two men in custody -- neither are the driver of the van American officials were quick to condemn the terror attack

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((MIKE PENCE: "The United States condemns this terror attack, and we'll do whatever is necessary to help." )) Authorities say they killed five people in a counter-terror raid just south of Barcelona Preventing what might have been the country's second major terror attack in one day Investigators say the incident is linked to the Barcelona attack Islamic state has claimed responsibility

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Burlington City Counselor Kurt Wright wants tougher consequences for bad behavior. He says, right now, if people get in trouble for being drunk or going to the bathroom in public, they get a ticket. Wright wants the city council to change that from a civil offense to a misdemeanor. Even if the council agrees, it would then go to a committee to decide which offenses to include and how many times before the charge gets more serious. But Not everyone thinks it's a good idea: The group Vermonters for Criminal Justice Reform says, the way to solve problems like mental illness and homelessness is with more money for services rather than criminal charges.

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Today residents of Colebrook, New Hampshire are remembering the lives of two police officers, a judge and a newspaper editor. Twenty years ago---august 19, 1997-- Carl Drega murdered four people - two of them state troopers - in the New Hampshire town of Colebrook. He wounded four other officers before he was killed in a shootout with police in Vermont. They're planning a 55-mile relay run on Friday, Aug. 18, from the supermarket where the troopers were shot to their twin mountain barracks. THe run starts at 5 pm and will last through the night and end with a flag-raising ceremony.

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Gar? How's the weather?

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An active day is on tap. RADAR: A warm front is bringing showers, and possibly a thunderstorm or two, to the Adirondacks. This activity will overspread the region this morning, with afternoon thunderstorms expected as a cold front approaches. CURRENT BURLINGTON: Cloudy. Upper 60s. FORECAST: TODAY: AM showers/thunderstorm. Scattered PM thunderstorms. Some heavy downpours possible. High: 68/78 (coolest east)

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We start this morning in Georgia where firefighters were called to an explosion overnight. Investigators will be on scene this morning to figure out what sparked the fire. This was the scene on Sandy Birch Road last night. Fire Chief Keith Baker says there were older cars and boat motors inside the garage. He could not confirm if the salvage yard was still servicing customers. At 5:30 we hear why he says the department was lucky and able to respond to the fire so quickly.

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President Trump is spreading love this morning in support of Spain. He tweeted -- "The United States condemns the terror attack in Barcelona, Spain, and will do whatever is necessary to help. Be tough & strong, we love you!" Here's what we know so far about that attack. Police in Barcelona have not found the driver who they say drove into crowds in a touristy spot. So far, 13 people died and at least 100 others were hurt. Gavin Ramjaun has the latest from London.

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Police in Spain say they've killed five people in a counter-terror raid just south of Barcelona -- preventing what might have been the country's SECOND major terror attack on Thursday. Authorities say the men, in the resort town of Cambrils, were wearing explosive belts. Local media is reporting before being gunned down by police, the assailants hit several civilians and a police officer with a car. Investigators say this incident IS linked to the attack earlier in the day in Barcelona, where a van plowed through crowds in the historic Las Ramblas district, filled with tourists. An American witness, who asked not to be identified, arrived just as it was happening. (sot audio only) "I heard this just group of people scream. Then I looked to my left and I saw a white van it looked to be as if he was going left to right hitting people at the little stands, people that were shopping." Two men are under arrest, though police say they're still looking for the driver of the van. (natsot Spain PM in spanish) "Spanish spanish spanish..." The Spanish Prime Minister called the attack "jihadi terrorism". Islamic State has claimed responsibility. (sot FRAN TOWNSEND/CBS NEWS SENIOR NATIONAL SECURITY ANALYST) "Any place where people gather, restaurants, squares, you can't protect all of them and sadly the enemy, ISIS, is taking advantage of that." Officials in Spain say citizens from 24 countries were among those killed and injured in Barcelona. Gavin Ramjaun, for CBS News.

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Just yesterday we told you about barricades put up in downtown Burlington to stop homeless people from gathering and causing trouble. This morning ... One city counselor wants to take things a step further. Kurt Wright wants tougher consequences for bad behavior. He says, right now, if people get in trouble for being drunk or going to the bathroom in public, they get a ticket. Wright wants the city council to change that from a civil offense to a misdemeanor.

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((Kurt Wright, R-Burlington City Council 2230 45:48-58 "This will mean that if they are a repeat offender and are ignoring the city, sort of thumbing their nose at the city and at the tickets, that there will be some teeth for the Burlington police to deal with those issues.")) There are a few steps to making this happen: Even if the council agrees, it would then go to a committee to decide which offenses to include and how many times before the charge gets more serious. Not everyone thinks itís a good idea: The group Vermonters for Criminal Justice Reform says, the way to solve problems like mental illness and homelessness is with more money for services rather than criminal charges.

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The big story out of Norther New York this morning: A mother admitted to playing a role in her toddler's death. Patricia Giddings is 22-years-old and just accepted a plea deal for manslaughter. Prosecutors say, the AuSable Forks mother and her boyfriend used plywood to block a door and lock up her little boy. He died after getting his head stuck in a notch in the plywood. The boyfriend -- Brandon Bushey, who's 24, is also facing charges for toddler's death.

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He's expected to be extradited back to Vermont in the next few weeks -- charged with murdering a Vermont grandmother. Channel 3's Kristin Kelly looked through new documents and learned more about what led up to this.

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Cindy Cook hadn't been seen for 9 days -- when the 59-year-old's body was discovered off Brook Road in Middlesex - by a woman out walking her dog. ((Capt.J.P. Sinclair/Vermont State Police: 000110 obviously the initial finding was quite disturbing 000114)) Newly filed court paperwork we obtained shows disturbing details: Cook was barely clothed -- bound with dog leashes and her t shirt -- and there was one part of a broken cable with her -- the kind you use for Tvs and computer monitors - with red white and yellow connectors at the end. ((Capt.J.P. Sinclair/Vermont State Police: 000648 Its another tragic domestic related homicide)) Investigators say friends and family tell them -- Cook was afraid of Randal Gebo. That he "had a very bad temper" -- "would get very angry when she asked him questions about his past," -- and that Cook had even gone to stay with a friend for a while during their 18 month relationship because "she did not feel safe." The affidavit also confirms the timeline detectives worked with early on - that Cook was last seen by friends - with Gebo - the night of July third. She spoke to her sister on the phone July 4th. Detectives say Gebo skipped town on the 5th -- and spent all but 6 dollars in Cook's bank account as he crossed the country. The medical examiner says Cook had severe bruising around her neck - and trauma to her head neck and torso. But -- did not die where she was found. And not in the affidavit -- exactly where and when she was murdered. Troopers say their timeline is key for that part of the puzzle. (( 000445 Kristin Kelly: so youre kind of focusing on that window of time from the 4th to the 5th? JP Sinclair: right 000453 kk and you think she died at the shady rill picnic area? 000457 JP We have - as you read - we have some ppl that saw a vehicle that seemed to match a description 000505 )) ((nats broadcast -- police looking for minicooper)) After seeing news reports -- police were inundated with tips -- including one -- placing Cook's mini cooper in the Shady Rill picnic area on July 4th at 5pm - several hours after she spoke with her sister on the phone. A couple noticed there was a tent set up next to the car - which struck them as strange -- since you cant camp there. 2 hours later - it was gone. And the next morning - police say Gebo was on the run. ((000931 thats the wonderful thing in vt when we ask for help in cases like this we get help --and that was huge for us 000940)) Kristin Kelly -- channel 3 news.

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Also Happening today: The Virginia State Trooper, who was flying a helicopter that went down during the Charlottesville rally, is being laid to rest today. Berke Bates leaves behind a wife and daughter. There is another development expected out of Charlottesville today. It involves the statue of confederate general Robert E. Lee ... A symbolic focus for the rally. We should know later today what the city's mayor plans to do with it.

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President Trump took to Twitter to criticize cities getting rid of tributes such as the one in Charlottesville He writes -- "Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our beautiful statues and monuments" ... And -- "You can't change history, but you can learn from it. Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson--who's next--Washington, Jefferson? So foolish!" Republicans continue to distance themselves from the president. They want the president to unite the country -- and denounce white supremacy.

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((2SHOT)) ((GREEN WALL)) RADAR/SATELLITE: A warm front is bringing showers (and possible thunderstorms) to the Adirondacks, which will spread east this morning. A cold front will then bring scattered afternoon thunderstorms. Some heavy downpours are likely today, but any precipitation will be fast-moving. TEMPERATURES: Currently in the 50s and 60s. Some warm, humid air will nose its way into the Champlain Valley and southern/western parts of the region. New Hampshire will remain cooler. TEMPERATURE CHANGE: Much warmer this morning. Some spots were in the upper 30s Thursday morning. DEWPOINTS: Currently in the mid to upper 50s. They will climb into the 60s this afternoon. TEMP/PRECIP FORECAST: Scattered thunderstorm are expected this afternoon, especially west and south. Saturday will have just a few PM showers or thunderstorms. CLOUDS/PRECIP FORECAST: A trailing trough will come through on Saturday, but will only touch off a few showers or thunderstorms.

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FORECAST: TODAY: AM showers/thunderstorm. Scattered PM thunderstorms. Some heavy downpours possible. High: 68/78 (coolest east) TONIGHT: Few showers/thunderstorms early, then partly cloudy. Low: 57/65. Wind: S 5-10 mph SATURDAY: Partly sunny. Few PM showers or thunderstorms. High: 75/83. Low: 52/60. Wind: W 5-10 mph SUNDAY: Partly sunny. High: 75/85. Low: 55/65 MONDAY: Mostly sunny. High: 80s. Low: 55/65 TUESDAY: Partly sunny. Scattered late PM thunderstorms. High: 80s. Low: 60s WEDNESDAY: Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers. High: 70s. Low: 45/55 THURSDAY: Partly sunny. Few showers. High: 65/75

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((TOSS TO MELISSA AT DESK))

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A big settlement for a pharmaceutical company that's been in the negative spotlight lately. Mylan has agreed to pay 465-million dollars in a settlement with the Department of Justice. Officials say the money should settle claims that Mylan misclassified epi-pen as a generic drug -- so the company could avoid rebates. As a brand name drug -- it means higher rebates payable to medicaid.

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It's become more common for people to take the edge off at the end of their days with a glass of wine. Do you ever wonder if it was like that a decade ago? Jama Psychiatry looked at 40-thousand people twice in a 10 year period. Once from 2002 to 2003 and then again in 2013. They found alcohol use disorders rose by almost 50 percent. Researchers estimate that's about 1 in 8 people across the US with a drinking problem. Officials found the greatest increase was among senior citizens.

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Going Green and saving money -- two things Vermonters love! And now Home Depot is joining the trend. The building supply chain has announced plans to construct solar farms on top of 50 of its locations Officals say the roopftop solar farms will provide about a third of each stores' electricity No word yet on if any locations in the Green Mountains will receive the solar farms

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We often hear about how the super bowl impacts businesses and productivity --- the solar eclipse is apparently also expected to have that kind of effect! A human resources firm has added it up ... CHALLENGER, GRAY, AND CHRISTMAS SAYS, WORKERS WILL NEED ABOUT 20 MINUTES TO GET A LOOK AT THE PHENOMENON. IT ESTIMATES THAT WILL ADD UP TO ABOUT 694- MILLION DOLLARS IN LOST PRODUCTIVITY.

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New Haven Police need your help finding the man responsible for thousands of dollars in damage to one Mobile station Take a look at the man on your screen Police tell us this man's car hit the diesel pump at Madonna Mobile in Cambridge on Sunday night -- and than left the scene After investigation police tell us the gas station had thousands of dollars in damage and revenue If you have any information State Police want to hear from you.

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Randolph's police chief is back on the job -- after officials accused him of assaulting his wife. Danielle Brunelle is charged with two counts of domestic assault. He allegedly shoved his wife to the floor during an argument. He pleaded not guilty and was placed on paid administrative leave. Now Randolph town manager Mel Adams tell us -- Brunelle's case was resolved in family court to the town's satisfaction, and that another hearing in Washington County is set for early September.

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Shelburne's top cop -- first suspended -- then abruptly resigns. Channel 3's Tyler Dumont digs into the details of the case.

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In mid-July, Shelburne's police chief of over 30 years was suddenly suspended. Neither the town, nor former Chief Warden, has explained why. ((TILE 3574 02:30:12--02:37:03 Colangelo: "The responsibility is to have a nice, tight operation with clear guidelines and policies.")) But emails obtained by Channel 3 exchanged between the town manager and former chief revealed some policies didn't exist at all -- including a written firearms storage policy. That issue was addressed after other town employees complained about an unsecured rifle in the Chief's office. ((TILE 3574 20:02:12--20:09:10 Colangelo: "I think anyone would be worried about potentially an unsecured rifle in a department.")) Town Manager Joe Colangelo expressed various other concerns to the chief prior to his suspension. Including repeated emails about on-duty officers in the office and not conducting patrols -- and an officer working without medical clearance. ((TILE 3574 39:18:10--39:28:08 Colangelo: "There's no room for sloppiness when it comes to police work." Dumont: "Were things sloppy?" Colangelo: "I would say that there's no room for sloppiness in police work.")) Weeks after Warden's suspension, the town announced they reached a separation agreement with him. Under it, Warden keeps his $80,000 salary and benefits until January - but a title change from "Chief" to "consultant" will drastically diminish his work requirements. ((TILE 3574 28:34:02--28:46:29 Colangelo: "I think that his consulting services will certainly come in handy." Dumont: "But how can the public be confident in those consulting services when there was clearly a number of operational issues?" Colangelo: "I don't think that that's clear that there were a number of operational issues.")) The former chief promised an interview with us over two weeks ago, but when we told him we were running this story - he sent his daughter instead. ((TILE 54:41:20--54:45:06 Dumont: "Why was he suspended? Shannon Warden/Former Shelburne Chief's Daughter: "I can't discuss that.")) But, she did say her dad's suspension was unjustified. ((TILE 3583 52:14:07--52:25:09 Shannon Warden/Former Shelburne Chief's Daughter: "It caused him a great deal of stress. Unfortunately, that stress exacerbated some medical issues that my dad had been dealing with. He was still fit for duty.")) Warden, and his daughter, wouldn't comment on what the former chief's medical issue is -- but they say he is well enough to continue advising the department - which is now under new leadership. ((TILE 3574 01:15:08--01:21:17 Colangelo: "The Deputy Police Chief Aaron Noble is the Acting Chief. He will be the Acting Chief until further notice.")) Our records request show a staff member also had problems communicating with the acting chief. This email sent from a dispatcher alleges he doesn't answer his phones or radios -- including during emergencies. ((TILE 3574 31:02:05--31:11:19 Dumont: "But you have a Deputy Chief, who's now acting Chief, not answering his cell phone or his radio for dispatchers." Colangelo: "Quite frankly, that's an email from a dispatcher.")) The Acting Chief police chief didn't answer our calls either -- and we were denied inside access to the department. Now, many of the department's policies and procedures are being updated and re-written.

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LAKE CHAMPLAIN: Wind: S 10-20 kts. Waves: 1-3 ft. AM showers/thunderstorm. Scattered PM thunderstorms. Lake temperature: 71 degrees. RADAR/SATELLITE: A warm front is bringing showers and possible thunderstorms to the Adirondacks, which will overspread the region this morning. Thunderstorms are expected during the afternoon.

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CURRENT BURLINGTON: Cloudy. Upper 60s. FORECAST: TODAY: AM showers/thunderstorm. Scattered PM thunderstorms. Some heavy downpours possible. High: 68/78 (coolest east)

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Fire investigators hope to figure out what sparked an explosive fire in Georgia overnight. This is the scene of a garage on Sandy Birch Road. As you can see it's a total loss -- firefighters say when they arrived around 10 o'clock last night, the entire building was engulfed in flames. No one was hurt. Georgia's fire chief, Keith Baker, says they were lucky it happened when it did.

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((00:09:30 we were on the scene in about 5 minutes from time of dispatch. It's our training night so there were folks at the station and it was fully involved when we arrived.)) Baker says old cars and boat motors were inside the former salvage yard. None of the homes in the neighborhood were affected.

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Police in Barcelona are still looking for the driver of the van that targeted crowds killing 13 people and injuring over 100 Spanish Police have arrested a third person over night in connection with the attack Witnesses say the van swerved from side to side as it sped down the promenade to try and hit as many people as possible Currently spanish police say none of the three people in custody are the driver of the van American officials were quick to condemn the terror attack

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((MIKE PENCE: "The United States condemns this terror attack, and we'll do whatever is necessary to help." )) Authorities say they killed five people in a counter-terror raid just south of Barcelona Preventing what might have been the country's second major terror attack in one day Investigators say the incident is linked to the Barcelona attack Islamic state has claimed responsibility

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It's a day etched in the minds of residents in Colebrook New Hampshire. Exactly 20 years ago -- four people were shot and killed for no reason. And today the community plans to honor those lives. Channel 3's Alex Hirsch joins us in studio with more.

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People will be running a 55 mile relay run -- from the supermarket where troopers Les Lord and Scott Phillips were shot--all the way to their twin Mountain Barracks. But to understand the true impact of this---we take you back to the crime that happened twenty years ago.

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On August 19, 1997-- an angry loner with a gun murdered four people... ((NATS - DREGA 1997)) 67 year old Carl Drega -- gunned down two troopers, a judge and a newspaper editor in the small town of Colebrook New Hampshire-- before police killed during a shootout in Vermont. 4 other officers were also hurt. The victims---troopers Les Lord and Scott Phillips, Part time judge Vickie Bunnell, and editor Dennis Joos. Police say Joos tired to wrestle away Drega's assault rifle before he was killed. Sheila Beauchemin was the town clerk at the time. She says she was across the street when Drega was firing off shots. (01:21) ((sheila Beauchemin-Bow-Sha-May -Deputy Town Clerk We had heard the gun shots of the news publisher and the attorney)) She says she was told to take shelter. She still remembers feeling absolute terror that day -- and says some people there still have a hard time uttering Drega's name. (02:37) ((sheila Beauchemin-Bow-Sha-May -Deputy Town Clerk I still have trouble even telling you what it was like)) For today's relay run -- it's not about Carl Drega. Instead -- she says it's about this community -- and the four people who's lives were cut short. (05:21) ((sheila Beauchemin-Bow-Sha-May -Deputy Town Clerk To remember them, and to remember their families becuase they are still in the area, to show that we still honor them))

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Beauchamin tells me that every year on the anniversary of their deaths--flowers are placed at memorial park where the four victims pictures are. The run begins at 5 tonight

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Key leaders say, layoffs have been avoided at the state level because of work that just wrapped up. The Governor's office found 12-million needed to fill a gap. Key lawmakers spent weeks fighting over far less cash at the end of the session in May and during the budget veto session in June. Along with some budget cuts -- THURSDAYS decisions includes banking cash from lower Medicaid enrollment, better than expected fee payments from insurers, and unspent cash from last fiscal year.

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(00:19:49:00) ((Adam Greshin - Vermont Finance Commissioner I don't think there will be a major impact that will be felt and that was part of the challenge of finding 12-and-a-half million dollars that would not have a major impact on Vermonters and I think we've done that )) Key democratic lawmakers describe the budget changes as relatively easy. No layoffs and using reserves to off set one time expenses.

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Happening today: Mayors from all over the country will wrap up a meeting in Burlington -- for the Mayors Innovation Project. 26 mayors and more than 50 cities are here. They have speakers -- then hold discussions behind closed doors -- away from the media. Organizers say that leads to a more honest conversation and free flow of ideas. Some topics of discussion include opiate addiction, radical inequality, and policing.

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Also wrapping up today: A meeting of the minds for scientists and researchers in South Burlington. Green Mountain College professor Bill Landesman received a 75-thousand dollars for his study on ticks and Lyme Disease. The Northeast Regional IDeA Conference is a platform for biomedical scientists to learn from colleagues around the Northeast.

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((2SHOT)) ((GREEN WALL)) RADAR/SATELLITE: A warm front is bringing showers (and possible thunderstorms) to the Adirondacks, which will spread east this morning. A cold front will then bring scattered afternoon thunderstorms. Some heavy downpours are likely today, but any precipitation will be fast-moving. TEMPERATURES: Currently in the 50s and 60s. Some warm, humid air will nose its way into the Champlain Valley and southern/western parts of the region. New Hampshire will remain cooler. TEMPERATURE CHANGE: Much warmer this morning. Some spots were in the upper 30s Thursday morning. DEWPOINTS: Currently in the mid to upper 50s. They will climb into the 60s this afternoon. TEMP/PRECIP FORECAST: Scattered thunderstorm are expected this afternoon, especially west and south. Saturday will have just a few PM showers or thunderstorms. CLOUDS/PRECIP FORECAST: A trailing trough will come through on Saturday, but will only touch off a few showers or thunderstorms.

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FORECAST: TODAY: AM showers/thunderstorm. Scattered PM thunderstorms. Some heavy downpours possible. High: 68/78 (coolest east) TONIGHT: Few showers/thunderstorms early, then partly cloudy. Low: 57/65. Wind: S 5-10 mph SATURDAY: Partly sunny. Few PM showers or thunderstorms. High: 75/83. Low: 52/60. Wind: W 5-10 mph SUNDAY: Partly sunny. High: 75/85. Low: 55/65 MONDAY: Mostly sunny. High: 80s. Low: 55/65 TUESDAY: Partly sunny. Scattered late PM thunderstorms. High: 80s. Low: 60s WEDNESDAY: Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers. High: 70s. Low: 45/55 THURSDAY: Partly sunny. Few showers. High: 65/75

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In New Hampshire ... The search is on for the person who vandalized the Republican Party Headquarters in Concord. You're seeing it here -- The word "nazis" spray painted inside of a heart on the side of the building -- an apparent attempt to link the Granite State GOP to extremist groups. Several windows of the office were also smashed with rocks. CONCORD POLICE don;'t have any suspects at this point.

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This week's Super Senior is in her eighties.... But she still gets recognized for something she did as just a child. Here's Channel 3's Joe Carroll.

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If you're dining at Chauncey's in Arlington, there is a good chance you'll be served by Lucille Holton. (02:03:21:00) ((Lucille Holton/Super Senior: Our soup today is the Butternut Squash bisque. )) She's here 5 days a week. (02:24:10:00) ((Lucille: OK, we'll do a cup. )) It's truly a family restaurant. Son Stan owns the place. (02:08:32:00) ((Stan: Order up! )) (01:48:37:00) (( Joe: How's it to work with the family? Lucille: Well, he's my boss. )) (02:07:04:00) ((Stan: Every morning she has a smile on her face.)) (02:07:10:00) ((Customers come in just to see her. )) Stan is king of the kitchen, but many come to see Lucille. (02:22:55:00) ((Customer: Howdy, how are you? )) Not just for her customer service. (02:03:10:00) ((Customer: Hello. Hi famous lady!)) But for who she was. The model for Norman Rockwell's famous illustration - The Babysitter. (01:49:17:00) ((Lucille: If they don't know and they are talking about it, I say well I'm the model and they will say, oh, oh! They really don't believe you.)) Rockwell was a resident of Arlington and he hired many people in town to pose for his paintings. Lucille was 12 when she caught the attention of the artist with here flaming red locks. (01:52:17:00) ((Joe: how much were you paid? Lucille: 5 dollars. Joe: 5 dollars! Lucille: Everyone was paid the same. )) The painting illustrates a young girl holding a screaming baby - it's close to midnight and Lucille is visibly frustrated - pulling her hair while attempting to read a book on babysitting. (02:29:15:00) (( Joe: has anyone told you that my favorite Norman Rockwell painting? Lucille: Oh yes. Joe: You've heard that? Lucille: Oh yeah, lots of times. )) But it took a few years for Lucille to see the finished art. Rockwell had given the painting to a Burlington class of a girl who had died of cancer. The girl and her class had visited Rockwell a year before. The painting hung in relative obscurity in the Taft School for years - but it did make a splash on the Saturday Evening Post. Then a hugely popular weekly. (02:21:16:00) ((Picking up magazine, November 8th, 1947, 10 cents! )) ((nat sot: Lucille on old pickup/1997)) The bingo playing grandmother became the poster child for saving the painting from going into private hands. The City of Burlington realizing the value - perhaps in the hundreds of thousand of dollars was facing a budget crunch and was looking at selling it. A group called "Save The Babysitter" raised enough cash to satisfy the city. It's now hanging in the Fleming Museum - just a short walk from the school. Here granddaughter Jessica works at the restaurant too - the red hair continues even to Jessica's baby Robert. (02:13:00:00) (( Joe: did she ever babysit you? Jessica: All the time. )) Now 83, the mother of 6 has a bunch of grandchildren and great grandchildren. (02:19:02:00) ((Lucille: Robert, you happy, you a happy boy. )) She's babysat them all. - no need for an instructional book. Joe Carroll, Channel 3 News, Arlington.

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RADAR/SATELLITE: A warm front is bringing showers and possible thunderstorms to the Adirondacks and Champlain Valley, which will continue to move east. A cold front will then bring scattered afternoon thunderstorms. TEMPERATURE FORECAST: Warmer through Tuesday, then the jet stream will dip south Wednesday and Thursday, resulting in cooler temperatures. CURRENT BURLINGTON: Cloudy. Upper 60s. FORECAST: TODAY: AM showers/thunderstorm. Scattered PM thunderstorms. Some heavy downpours possible. High: 68/78 (coolest east)

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If you see police officers standing on top of Dunkin Donut's on your way to work this morning...don't worry they are supposed to be there! Law enforcement officers in Vermont, New York and New Hampshire are heading to the roofs this morning for the annual "Cops on Top" event. It's to raise awareness and funds for the state's Special olympics. In Vermont, there are more than 13-hundred special olympics athletes. For a list of participating locations in our region head to our website WCAX DOT COM.

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FORECAST: TODAY: AM showers/thunderstorm. Scattered PM thunderstorms. Some heavy downpours possible. High: 68/78 (coolest east) TONIGHT: Few showers/thunderstorms early, then partly cloudy. Low: 57/65. Wind: S 5-10 mph SATURDAY: Partly sunny. Few PM showers or thunderstorms. High: 75/83. Low: 52/60. Wind: W 5-10 mph SUNDAY: Partly sunny. High: 75/85. Low: 55/65

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We have the latest details on a deadly terror attack in Spain At least 13 people are dead and 100 more are injured Coming up next how Spanish Police say they prevented what could have been a SECOND terror attack in one day just hours after

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(( "A Burlington city councilor wants to change the consequences for disorderly behavior. What he wants to see happen coming up on the Channel 3 Morning News." ))

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New Haven Police need your help finding the man responsible for thousands of dollars in damage to one Mobile station Take a look at the man on your screen Police tell us this man's car hit the diesel pump at Madonna Mobile in Cambridge on Sunday night -- and than left the scene If you KNOW WHO THIS MAN IS ... CALL State Police WITH INFORMATION.

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Just yesterday we told you about barricades put up in downtown Burlington to stop homeless people from gathering and causing trouble. This morning ... One city counselor wants to take things a step further. Kurt Wright wants tougher consequences for bad behavior. He says, right now, if people get in trouble for being drunk or going to the bathroom in public, they get a ticket. Wright wants the city council to change that from a civil offense to a misdemeanor.

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((Kurt Wright, R-Burlington City Council 2230 45:48-58 "This will mean that if they are a repeat offender and are ignoring the city, sort of thumbing their nose at the city and at the tickets, that there will be some teeth for the Burlington police to deal with those issues.")) There are a few steps to making this happen: Even if the council agrees, it would then go to a committee to decide which offenses to include and how many times before the charge gets more serious. Not everyone thinks it's a good idea: The group Vermonters for Criminal Justice Reform says, the way to solve problems like mental illness and homelessness is with more money for services rather than criminal charges.

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INTERSTATE CAMERAS: Most locations are now getting rain. RADAR/SATELLITE: A warm front is bringing showers (and possible thunderstorms) to the region, which will move east this morning. A cold front will then bring scattered afternoon thunderstorms. Some heavy downpours are likely today, but any precipitation will be fast-moving. FORECAST: TODAY: AM showers/thunderstorm. Scattered PM thunderstorms. Some heavy downpours possible. High: 68/78 (coolest east) TONIGHT: Few showers/thunderstorms early, then partly cloudy. Low: 57/65. Wind: S 5-10 mph SATURDAY: Partly sunny. Few PM showers or thunderstorms. High: 75/83. Low: 52/60. Wind: W 5-10 mph SUNDAY: Partly sunny. High: 75/85. Low: 55/65


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