Fri 19-AUG-2016 Early A.M. News Script

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Road rage leads to a fight in Shaftsbury. 41-year old Ryan Kinney was arrested after he allegedly got upset with the people driving another car -- and started chasing them. It all started on Harrington Road and then eventually ended in North Bennington. Speeds went above 80 miles an hour and both cars had significant damage. No one was hurt. Kinney faces multiple charges and will be in court today.

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Police look for an armed gunman who robbed a Winooski bank just before 6 last night. Authorities say this man walked into TD Bank on East Allen Street -- waiving a gun and demanding money. He got away with cash -- and was seen getting away on the railroad tracks headed towards Burlington. You can take a closer look at these pictures on our website -- WCAX.com.

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A rabid raccoon is found in Manchester. The raccoon was found on Monday on Lathrop Lane. The state lab confirmed it had rabies. If you see an unhealthy-looking animal, law enforcement wants you to let them know.

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Tens of thousands of gallons of untreated wastewater -- released into the Winooski River over the weekend. The Montpelier Public Works director says the rain on Saturday and Tuesday are likely to blame. The water overwhelmed the system .. And forced the overflow into the river.

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The city of Plattsburgh wants public feedback on how to revamp it's downtown. New Yorks Governor awarded the city 10 million dollars for renovations. City leaders have a few ideas ....Like creating a city center and a park. There's a meeting tonight from 4 to 7 in Trinity park.

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A South Burlington Lego League team was recently selected to go Washington, D.C. The Green Mountain Gears team made it to the semi-finals in a June contest for the FIRST LEGO League Global Innovation Award. They were chosen for an app they designed, called "Sorta Scrappy" -- which focused on properly disposing waste. While they didn't make it to the finals -- participants said they were excited for the opportunity.

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((TILE 5542 14:42:34:05--14:42:50: 09 Luke Fitzgerald/Participant : It's a tilt-controlled up. So, you tilt the scream and you try to catch falling trash items. And if it's not a trash item, if it's a recycling item or compostable item, you push it into that correct bin by tilting the screen.")) The Green Mountain Gears team has also competed in the "sports for the mind" robotics competition at Norwich University over the three years it has been held in Vermont.

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And be sure to join us on Monday .. As we kick off our Back to School week! We will cover a different topic every day to help get ready for a new school year! So Join us starting Monday at 5 a.m.!

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Here's Your Forecast: Today: Clouding up. Showers & periods of rain develop. Possible t-storms. Increasing humidity. Highs: 73/80 Wind: SSE 5-15 mph Tonight: Showers & t-storms. Locally heavy rain possible into the evening. Lows: 65/72 Wind: SW to NW 10-15 mph Wednesday: Any showers ending. Becoming partly cloudy. Less humid again. Highs: 75/82 Wind: NW 10-15 mph Extended: Wednesday night: Partly cloudy. Lows: 52/62 Thurs: Partly cloudy. Chance few PM showers, t-storms.Highs:80/87 Lows: 55/65 Friday: Partly cloudy. Highs: 80s Lows: 55/65 Saturday: Partly cloudy. Highs: 80s Lows: 58/68 Sunday: Partly sunny. Chance showers, t-storms late. Highs: 80s Lows: 60s Monday: Partly sunny. Chance showers, t-storms. Highs: 75/85


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