Mon 29-AUG-2016 6 P.M. News Script

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A massive police presence for the first day of school. Good evening. I'm Kristin Kelly. And I'm Darren Perron. Barton schools got a scare when state police searched for an armed suspect. Alex Apple is in Barton. And schools were not the target today - right Alex? Kristin -- No. But a large police response here in the town of Barton on Lincoln Avenue after reports of a man making threats and firing a weapon in the village.

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((Nameless parent 28:40 They just told me that there was a lockdown and you would have thought they would have notified us being that we lived right near there.")) After the final bell rang at Barton Academy and Graded School, parents picked up their children -- relieved a rush of midday police activity in the village was not a more serious danger to the school. ((Kerry Touzin/Barton 06:45 From my house, I could see the school. I have a view of the school, and I was wondering what the heck was wrong because I have neices and nephews in that school and she does to.)) Kerry Touzin was at the scene on Lincoln avenue in Barton behind the Irving Convenience store where police received reports of a man making threats and firing a weapon in the village. When the calls came in, state police asked nearby schools to keep children inside as a precaution. ((Bob Partridge: Principal Barton Academy and Graded School 16"23 State police stopped by and told us there was a threat in the area and they'd like us to move kids inside.)) ((Lt. Walter Smith/Vermont State Police 11:19 they thought he made threats that he was looking for some bath salts.")) Upon arrival -- police searched for the man triggering the calls. US Border Patrol Agents joined the search on the ground and in the air. The suspect was later taken into protective custody for mental health screening. He could face charges for unlawful discharge. Barton Academy and St. Pauls allowed kids out for recess as the day wore on. ((Lt. Walter Smith/Vermont State Police 12:43 The Orleans sherrifs department assisted with security and checking some of the local areas)) But the mere presence of so much police activity near the school was unnerving for some parents. ((Unnamed parent #2 29:56 Ya, think. We knew because I went over to the store and it was kind of crazy over there.))

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Police say the public is not in any danger. No one was injured. And law enforcement will release the man's identity if they decide he will face charges. Alex Apple in Barton. Thanks.

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Flammable devices discovered in Colchester -- forced dozens of people to evacuate an apartment building this morning. Kyle Midura joins us from the newsroom with the latest. Darren and Kristin -- investigators made an arrest -- illustrating once again the complicated intersection between public safety and mental health crises.

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Monday afternoon - 28-year-old Ethan Kvaznak walked into Chittenden County court -- facing more than 30 years behind bars. Before sunrise -- emergency responders evacuated 23 apartments in his housing complex. They smelled gas. And discovered two dozen molotov cocktails in his home. ((TILE 6403 21:17:02:09--21:17:10: 17 John Gelineau/Lives In Building "They came knocking at the door early in the morning. And woke up, there was a lot of confusion - had no idea what was going on.")) It's unclear whether Kvaznak knew what was going on. Kvaznak's father tells WCAX his son is schizophrenic -- and functions well... when he's on his meds. Police responded to the building -- after receiving calls from neighbors. ((TILE 6403 21:15:04:02--21:15:09: 26 Lt. Douglas Allen/Colchester Police: "He put a golf club into the wall to the point where it extended into the next apartment.")) Kvaznak's father says he hopes the incident finally forces the state to get his son the help he needs. Chittenden County State's Attorney TJ Donovan says the intersection of the mental health and public safety is a complicated one. (00:00:01;23) ((TJ Donovan Chittenden County State's Attorney you try to balance and balance again the need for public safety as a whole versus the need of the individual and when you're dealing with something with alleged explosives. Obviously you have to air on the side of public safety. ))

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(Kah-VAS-nak) Kvasnak faces four charges and up to 31 years behind bars if he's found guilty. A judge ordered him held in jail until a bed opens up with the department of mental health. The remaining residents of the apartments -- owned by Champlain Housing Trust -- have been allowed back into their homes. - Darren

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Federal prosecutors say he swiped his stepdad's money - and spent it on cars -furniture - and other items. Dennis Crawford of Newport denied a wire fraud charge in court. Investigators say as soon as he had power of attorney for his elderly stepfather - Crawford moved 200-thousand dollars -- into his own accounts. If convicted - he faces 20 years in prison and a 250-thousand dollar fine.

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It's a Channel 3 Tradition -- Every summer the team from The :30 packs up for the Champlain Valley Fair. Keith's live at our broadcast tent in Essex Junction. All the food and prizes we've come to love are back -- but just when you think you've seen it all -- Think again. ((This is how we hypnotize a chicken)) That's right -- this year's there's a live demonstration show folks how to hypnotize their feathered friends -- organizers say it helps folks clip the birds' -- without the animals injured. It's also kids day and that had youngsters showing off their prizes animals. Cooking demonstrations were also in the mix --and all the rides and attractions people enjoy. We asked 8 year old Sawyer Leggett for help interviewing his grandmother about what she loves best.

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((Mabel Young, Sawyer's Grandmother 01:47 "just watching you kids ride on the rides, it was so much fun and the big smiles on your faces, it was hysterical.)) ((Sawyer Leggett, 8, South Burlington :15 "I won a prize and went on some fun rides, we had a fun day.)) All this week Eva and I will be going one on one in a series of spirited competitions. Today I went two for 3 racing down the giant slide -- we have four days of competition to go --and I would be foolish to count Eva out! Also on tap for this week water gun races and-- we'll share our ice cream scooping challenge-- who could build the highest cone in 30 seconds!!

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It is a beautiful night at the fair, some years it is hot, dusty and sticky at the fair, and other times, you need to bring a sweatshirt with you, but this evening, it will be a sweatshirt kind of an evening. Radsat: We have clear skies now, but there were a few clouds around this afternoon. Through this evening, as the sun goes down, skies will continue to clear out. Local current temp: Here are the temperatures we have around the North Country, 70s for most of us, although we saw a couple in southern Vermont tip that 80 degree mark. And some of you in central and northeastern Vermont never did get out of the upper 60s. Dewpoint: The best news of all, the humidity that we had yesterday and last evening, is gone. Dewpoints are nice and comfortable now in the 50s. Forecast: That means temperatures will fall as the sun goes down, getting into the 60s in pretty short order. Then tomorrow, another pretty day, with temperatures in the upper 70s and low 80s. It may be a little more humid on Wednesday, but another cold front will be coming through Wednesday night, so we could see a few showers developing during the afternoon, and possibly a thunderstorm or two as well, developing late Wednesday and Wednesday night. After that, we have some cooler weather moving in. It's going to feel like fall!

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Voters in New Hampshire have a lot of choices to make -- on primary day - 2 weeks from tomorrow. In the U-S Senate race, there are four candidates challenging incumbent Kelly Ayotte for the GOP nomination. Seven Republicans are vying for the chance to challenge Annie Kuster in the 2nd District Congressional race And there are 5 Republicans and 5 Democrats competing for spots on the ballot in the governor's race -- to replace Democrat Maggie Hassan. She is running for US Senate.

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The Vermont Lottery struck it big this year. The state lottery commission reports record profits of more than 26-million dollars. That's 2-and-a-half million more than the previous high mark. The commission thinks a record Powerball jackpot and lower gas prices fueled sales. Lottery profits go to the Vermont education fund. But that 26 million dollar contribution is less than two percent of total state spending on schools.

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Experts are calling it a perfect storm. Low milk prices and high feed costs. And it means our region is losing as many as 10 dairy farms a month. Adam Sullivan reports.

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((Macglaflin: "diary farming is pretty tough right now.")) Ed Macglaflin has been milking cows for more than 40 years. He says with the current state of the industry-- it is hard to make ends meet. ((Ed MacGlaflin/Dairy Farmer: "when exports drop off, it really hurt uf. When the Russians stopped taking the product from Europe, the European product got on the market. China has cut back on what they have been importing and it has just hurt everything.")) McLafflin says his Claremont farm is currently NOT breaking even. Market prices for his milk right now are less than the cost to produce it. But, he has been able to stay in business. Not the case for other dairy farms across the region. So far this year alone- 19 of New Hamsphire's 120 dairy farms have gone out of business. ((nats)) Monday farmers from across NH gathered to talk about the hardships they face. Congresswoman Annie Kuster helped organize the event - which included an official from Agri-Mark - which owns Cabot Cheese. He says roughly one third of all dairy farms in New England are Agri-mark members and as many as 10 a month are going out of business. ((Bob Wellington/Agri-Mark: "prices they get for dairy are well below the cost of production and it was bad last year and it has gotten worst this year. So, we are seeing a lot of farmers go out of business particularly the small to medium family farms.")) On top of that - feed prices not expected to get any better anytime soon. Parts of the region have been declared disasters because on ongoing dry conditions. ((Lorraine Merrill/NH Commissioner of Agricutlrue: "they are really suffering severe or even extreme drought according to the USDA drought monitor system so their feed supplies are going to be way way down for this winter.")) The current farm bill included what amounts to an insurance policy for farmers struggling during difficult years like this- the dairy margin protection program. The farmers in this room who paid into that program -- say they are not getting the help they're due. Its one of many concerns Kuster says she will take back to Washington. ((Rep. Annie Kuster/D- New Hampshire: "we have got short term and long term objectives. For the emergency funding, I intend to go back to Secretary Vilsack. He has got a large budget in the Depart of Agriculture and we need to get some payments here to dairy farmers in northern New England on an immediate basis.")) ((Adam Sullivan reporting: While farmers say there are no easy answers, they say something needs to happen and it has to happen now or more farms across the region will continue to meet their demise. Adam Sullivan channel three news in Claremont New hampshire."))

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Five years ago Vermont was a mess. Tropical Storm Irene left a path of destruction in the Green Mountains. Tonight -- we take to the air to see what it WAS like and what Vermont looks like now. Here's Anson Tebbetts.

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A storm of the century that started in the south.... Flooded farm fields .... Water everywhere in Westminster... The state on edge... the Governor watching from the North... (3515 1:12:42) ((Gov. Peter Shumlin/D-Vt "I was sitting there looking at the rain and this looks just like a regular rainstorm but at about 2:30 that afternoon I got a text from my brother and downtown Brattleboro was under water.")) So was the state office complex..... Tropical Storm Irene wiped out Waterbury ........ (3515 1:13:4016) ((Governor Peter Shumlin/D-VT "We lost the state hospital. We lost the state office complex there was so much tragedy going on.")) Loss of life...5 deaths....one young man still missing. (3515 1;13:28) ((Governor Peter Shumlin/D-VT "We lost wonderful Vermonters.")) Flooding that destroyed families. Critical roads and bridges gone..wiped out by Irene 5 years ago... (3515 1:14:02) ((Gov. Peter Shumlin/D-VT "I will never forget the day after the storm flying into communities. We had 13 communities that were totally isolated. No water. No food. You could not get in or out.")) But Vermonters found a way out--determined to survive. 5 years later....proof that Vermont is strong. Then and now....the images tell the story ..routes rebuilt in record time.... (3515 1:15:17) ((Gov. Peter Shumlin/D-VT "You know I know it sounds corny but there is something about the spirit of Vermonters that is really remarkable.)) Remarkable stories of strength...the courage to put one foot in front of the other... There is still heartbreak...not everything is back to the way it once was... but there is evidence from the landscape has recovered.... cemeteries restored ....loved ones back in their resting places ..... Crops no longer under water...farmers farming again... Bridges rebuilt... highways no longer rivers-- routes restored....A state and its people recovering. (3515 1:18:38) ((Gov. Peter Shumlin/D-VT "When you go through a tragedy like that you don't have much time to look back at the time but when I look back on it it just confirmed why I love Vermont and why I love Vermonters.)) Vermonters who are Vermont Strong. Anson Tebbetts channel 3 news Burlington.

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Rebuilding the damage from Irene took years. In all, the storm caused nearly 16 billion dollars of damage as it struck the East Coast. At least 850 million dollars of that damage was in Vermont. After the storm -- the state stepped up to try to keep that toll down in the future. Cat Viglienzoni takes a look at what we learned about our infrastructure.

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When the rains stopped -- and the flood waters abated -- the damage to Vermont's roads from Tropical Storm Irene was staggering. ((GFX OVER ROAD/BRIDGE DAMAGE)) 500 miles of state roads... 200 bridges... and nearly 1,000 culverts were in ruin. Ultimately, the state and towns would receive a combined $415 million dollars of federal funding to rebuild transportation infrastructure. The total cost was even higher... because the state and local communities had to pick up the rest of the tab. And rebuilding -- was a daunting task. ((SOT Brian Searles, Former Vermont Transportation Secretary 000024 You had four months, basically, to get the system rebuilt 29)) Former transportation secretary Brian Searles says to get the roads back open -- they had to restructure their entire agency -- and team up with highway departments from other states -- the National Guard -- and private contractors. ((SOT Searles 000307 everybody responded very well, ((IN FILE COVER)) and what kept it all together was the goal 10 which was to make sure the system was operational before the dead of winter 16)) ((BUTTED)) ((SOT SEARLES ON CAM 000111 and that was completed on December 28 with snow flurries in the air 16)) He says, Irene brought some permanent changes... including completing projects faster. ((SOT Searles 000424 There's a lot of discussion in normal times about how you can cut down on paper flow and how you can speed up approvals, but there's nothing that moves that along like urgency 36)) And despite that urgency to rebuild -- the permanent fixes in the months and years that followed were made with an eye toward more flood resiliancy in the future... like bigger bridges -- and larger culverts. ((STANDUP CAT VIGLIENZONI 004056 Searles says one of the lessons learned from Tropical Storm Irene was that engineering standards had to change. Instead of thinking of smaller storms -- they had to build with the larger ones in mind 06)) ((SOT Sarah McKearnan, ANR Climate Change Advisor 001259 It was a wakeup call for what we still have to do to be prepared for the next flood 03)) Sarah McKearnan with the Agency of Natural Resources says Irene also illustrated the dangers of manipulating rivers -- which became overwhelmed and jumped their banks. Straightening them, she says, turned them into fire hoses -- where the rushing water gained speed -- and wiped out roads and bridges. ((SOT McKearnan 002716 There aren't actually that many river segments that didn't experience some alteration over time. Because it's just what we did back then 24 we didn't understand how dynamic our rivers are 28)) She says now, towns across Vermont are reclaiming flood plains -- which help rivers bleed off some of the water -- and slow its speed. But harder to fix is development that's too close to the water. ((GFX OVER DAMAGED HOMES VO)) Irene damaged more than 35-hundred homes and businesses. 141 of the homes were deemed so likely to flood again that homeowners applied to FEMA for property buy-outs. Five years later, eight of them are still waiting for approval. NATS water Searles points out that Irene was the fourth federally-declared disaster in Vermont of 20-11. He says it's likely Vermonters will need to step up and rebuild -- again. ((SOT Searles 000838 you can make it stronger, but can you make it totally invulnerable? Probably not 42)) But hopefully after Irene -- we'll be better prepared for the next time. Cat Viglienzoni, Channel 3 News.

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Dan is here. A great day today, and a nice evening out there now. ((currents)) Mostly sunny skies in Burlington with temperatures in the 70s with low dewpoints. ((rainfall Sunday)) Heavy amounts of rain across northern Vermont yesterday evening. Over four inches in Eden Mills. ((tempsgraph)) Warm again tomorrow and Wednesday, but a drop in temperatures starting Thursday. Feeling a bit like fall before warming up again over the weekend. ((currents)) Pleasant evening out there now. Temperatures will be cooling down under clear skies. ((dewpoints)) It was a little muggy over the weekend, but a lot less humid out there tonight. ((radsat)) Just a few passing clouds, but skies will clear overnight with plenty of sun ahead tomorrow. ((forecast map)) High pressure will remain in control through Tuesday night. An approaching frontal system will arrive on Wednesday with a few showers and thunderstorms. Cooler air behind the front arrives by Thursday.

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Tonight: Clear skies. Patchy fog. Lows: 48/55 Winds: NW 5-10 mph Tuesday: Mostly sunny. Highs: 75/82 Winds: S 5-10 mph Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows: 55/62 Winds: S 5-10 mph Wednesday: Increasing clouds. Chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs: 75/82 Winds: SW 5-10 mph Extended: Thursday through Monday. Wednesday Night: Chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows 53/60 Thursday: Partly sunny. Highs 65/72 Lows 50/57 Friday: Partly sunny. Highs 63/70 Lows 50s Saturday: Mostly sunny. Highs 65/75 Lows 45/55 Sunday: Mostly sunny. Highs 70s Lows 45/55 Monday: Mostly sunny. Highs 75/85

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What does gourmet award winning cheese have to do with hay? A lot - as Judy Simpson found out.

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Jasper Hill Farm in Greensboro produces International award winning cheeses. In 2014, founders Andy and Mateo Kehler purchased Andersonville Farm right up the road to increase milk production. There is a total of 500 animals. ((JS SU 01:09:40:01" It all comes down to the cows. To get the best quality milk to make the award winning cheeses, what the cows are fed matters a lot. Kelher says the key is dry hay. 01:09:52:05)) ((Mateo Kehler/ Cellars at Jasper Hill 00:41:41:10" Dry hay has a fundamentally different microbiology than fermented feeds like silage ,corn silage haylage the microbial ecology of raw milk really is a sum of the practices on a farm and that microbiology really forms the quality of a cheese."00:42:05:24)) To make sure there is a constant supply of dry hay the Kehlers spent almost a million dollars to build a 6 thousand square foot, state of the art hay dryer. ((Mateo again 00:45:18:08" We purchased this technology which is the first of its kind in the U.S. from the Reggio Emilia region of Italy where Parmigiano Reggiano is produced." 00:45:30:13 )) It is powered by a rooftop, 150 Kilowatt solar array. Which can produce 100 bales of dry hay in 36 to 48 hours of sunshine, vs the 4 to 5 days it usually takes to dry the hay in the fields. ((James Coe/ Andersonville Farm 00:55:13:04 "We have been able this summer to harvest as soon as 48 hours of mowing.")) James Coe manages Andersonville Farm and the hay dryer. Bales are loaded in with about 20 to 30 percent moisture content, they are placed on holes in the flooring. ((James Coe/ Andersonville Farm 00:57:05:00" We load the facility with 50 bales on each side we close the doors, it is a well insulated building and then we hit "on" to our hay dryer. We estimate the amount of time we believe it will take to fully dry it. We stand back and let it do it's work and we go back to the field and continue." 00:57:26:20 )) It takes anywhere from 8 to 16 hours to dry the bales to zero percent moisture. Kehler says, this year they will produce about 7 thousand 500 , bales which is more than enough to feed the cows for the year. ((Kehler again 00:49:54:00" THere is nothing worse than being at the mercy of the market in a season where production has been terrible and you don't know what you are going to be feeding your cows heading into winter that is quite stressful and that stress for us is over." 00:50:11:19)) Kehler sees this facility as part of an infrastructure to support the dairy operations producing milk that are going into cheeses aged at Cellar at Jasper Hill Farm. An investment he says in quality. JS Channel three news East Craftsbury.

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Randolph police say they busted a drug dealer. They say today -- they found heroin, cocaine, and suboxone on Douglas Finkle, Sr.'s person and car. The 44-year-old is charged with selling and possessing drugs. He's being held for lack of 25-thousand dollars bail. The investigation began last week -- when police raided his house on Dudley Street on Wednesday. Inside -- they say they found more than 100 empty heroin baggies and more than 60 used hypodermic needles.

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A settlement-- after violations at to Killington's public water supply system. Pico Village Water Corporation will pay 37-thousand dollars in civil penalties. The state alleged that there were violations in the management and operation of the system from 2012 to 2014. 90 Killington residents are served by that water system.

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Two years later -- and still no answers in the death of a Massena woman. State police found Lacey Yekel's body in a wooded area just south of Commerce Drive in 2014. She had not been reported missing. So far -- state police say they've investigated more than 200 leads. They're looking to speak to anyone who had contact with Yekel during the end of May and beginning of June 2014... or anyone who may have been driving around Commerce Drive in Massena in the late night or early morning hours during that time period.

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Starting Line Sports ...back in the summer of 2012...a year removed from both the devastation of Tropical Storm Irene and his greatest professional achievement, winning the PGA Championship, Keegan Bradley returned to his hometown of Woodstock to host his inaugural Charity Golf Classic, raising money for the Vermont Disaster Relief Fund. Four year's later, the event continues to get bigger and better. Today, Bradley was back at the Woodstock Country Club for his Charity Golf Classic. This year, Keegan was again joined by two of his best friends on the PGA Tour...Brendan Steele and Jon Curran. The event serving as a fundraiser for the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation in it's support of the University of Vermont Cancer Center and Chlidren's Hospital. And for the first time, a portion of the proceeds will also benefit opiate addiction research and treatment programs at UVM. For Bradley, the fact that he can continue to host an event like this in his childhood home is a source of pride.

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((TRT: 38 ... OC: EVERY YEAR)) ((Bradley: "It's absolutely incredible, because a lot of guys on tour have charity events, but they do them in huge cities like New York, or Chicago, or California somewhere, and we've been able to do it for five years in a tiny little town in Vermont and every year we've sold the tournament out. We raise over $100,000 every year and it just shows a lot of what the people of Vermont are all about. They support local charities, they support local guys like myself and it means a lot that these people keep coming out because they donate a lot of their money and their time to be here every year."))

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Coming up later, we head back to Woodstock as Keegan talks about his tough 2016 on the PGA Tour...and we'll meet his better half ...Bradley's fiancee ...who also calls Vermont home.

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The refugee debate is back on tonight in Rutland. And Channel 3's Eliza Larson is there to hear what residents and the city have to say. You can find out what happened -- tonight at 11.

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Some good news tonight for parents of children with allergies. There will soon be a cheaper -- generic -- epipen available. The maker of the lifesaving allergy treatment announced the plans today. The cost for the generic version will be three hundred dollars for a two-pack. That's about half the cost of the branded version. The company's announcement comes after national outrage over the high price of the treatment.

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Back to school. Back to back-packs. But there's a problem parents are noticing. Too many books can cause long-term problems for growing kids. There are things you can do to help... as Tyler Dumont found out.

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Backpacks are an essential to carry from the classroom. ((TILE 6076 06:43:27--06:50:09 "There's toddler backpacks, preschool backpacks, elementary school backpacks - and backpacks for high schoolers.")) While there's a variety of sizes -- one things for sure. They're all likely to get filled up. ((TILE 6076 18:48:54:26--18:48:58: 27 Dr. Victoria Welch/Chittenden County Chiropractic: "Backpacks should not be so heavy so that the child cannot support it.")) Most doctors recommend kids carry no more than 10 to 20% of their body weight. But sometimes -- that's just not a reality. And that can be threatening to the child's physical development. ((TILE 6076 18:53:41:00--18:53:55: 13 "Children's bones are still a little bit soft. They haven't fully developed. So their posture is key in creating bone shape that is appropriate for posture.")) Chiropractor Victoria Welch says when a child comes in with back pain...they typically consider backpacks as the cause. She always tells them to try and cut down to as little weight in the bag as possible. ((TILE 6076 18:50:38:00--18:51:04: 11 "What you want, is you want the backpack to be at the top of the shoulders. And it should rest just around the hips. It should be tight to the body, as you can see. If it was very loose, it would come away from the body and make me arch backward. If it was too high up, what it does -- is it hits the top of the neck. And it hits those muscles in there.")) That can lead to headaches, backaches and upper neck and shoulder pain. She says it can amplify and even worsen if the child is holding a device. ((TILE 6076 18:54:58:16--18:55:16: 16 "When the ear is in front of the shoulder, the weight of the head doubles for every inch. So, for right here - your head is about 8 to 10 pounds. 20, 30, 40, 50... these muscles in the back of the neck were not meant to support a 50 pound head."))

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Another tip -- smaller items can add up... like a water bottle. You might consider filling it up at school... instead of home.

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Dan is back. Talking about some tropical weather brewing. ((tropics)) Atlantic hurricane season usually peaks around the first or second week of September, and right on schedule we're seeing an increase in tropical development.

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Rich in flavor - and history. Gina takes a taste of some Made in Vermont tortillas.

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To say Azur Mouleart is passionate about tortillas would be an understatement ... ((nat him talking about tortillas while he's making them)) He makes fresh corn tortillas with his wife for their business Vermont Tortilla Company. (00:19:33:26) ((Azur Moulaert/VT Tortilla Company "tortillas are ubiquitous")) The Costa Rica native grew up eating what he calls the humble food. Its made with just three ingredients. Fresh organic corn -- lime -- and water. (00:34:26:05) ((April Moulaert/VT Tortilla Company "they're made with freshly stone ground corn")) The corn from Essex, New York is soaked in the limewater and then ground up into masa. It's a six-thousand year old process. ((nat)) The masa gets shaped and baked for about 30-seconds on a state of the art machine. (00;35:17:19) ((April Moulaert/VT Tortilla Company "the process that we use is much more labor intensive which is why i think there's not a lot of tortillas made this way in the US.")) Vermont Tortilla Company makes four and six inch tortillas that are sold at markets around the state. (00:28:11:08) ((Azur Moulaert/VT Tortilla Company "business is insane, it's booming beyond expectations")) They pump out about 16-thousand of them every week. When refrigerated the tortillas stay fresh for up to 10 days. (00:23:48:03) ((Azur Moulaert/VT Tortilla Company "g-do they taste different? a-our tortillas taste")) Lets put that theory to the test... (00:29:39:10) ((Azur Moulaert/VT Tortilla Company "right out of the oven into our mouths")) (00:30:35:10) ((Azur Moulaert/VT Tortilla Company "g-delicious- there's a ton of flavor and a different texture than i'm used to g- the other ones taste like rubber compared to this a-yes this has flavor")) Putting flavor on the front of the shelf with Made in Vermont Tortillas. Gina Bullard Channel 3 News Shelburne.

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As you saw in Staring Line Sports... Keegan Bradley was back in his hometown of Woodstock today for the fifth edition of his Charity Golf Classic. 2016 has been a very good year off the course for Bradley...on it, not so much. Scott Fleishman has more on that. ((TRT: 4:16 ... OC: )) ((Fleishman/ "Each year here at the Woodstock country club we get to ask Keegan Bradley a few questions, some surrounding the success of this Charity Classic, but we also ask him about his year on tour and 2016 was a season that Keegan would like to forget. He played in 26 tournaments making the cut 15 times, but only finished in the top 25, 6 times. This season Keegan had to part ways with his longtime caddy Steve Pepsi Hale. Bradley struggled at the Barclays on Sunday so he finished outside of the top 100 in FedEx points so for the first time in his career he will miss the FedEx playoffs which includes next weekend's tournament in Boston at the Deutsche Bank Championship. He won't be playing in font of his fans this weekend but he is taking this season in stride and ready to bounce back in 2017." --- Bradley/ "Brutal. It's an Abrupt ending, but I'm working hard. Things are getting better. I'm bummed out I'm not playing next week but I'm excited for the next year and what next your has in store. I'm going to practice and play. I'm not going to take much of an offseason. I have work to do I look forward to the challenge of coming back and playing at a high level again." --- Fleishman/ "Through the ups and downs of Keegan Bradley's life and career there has been one person by his side over the last few years his fiance Jill Stacey, who happens to be a Vermont to Jack Fitzsimmons has that story." --------------------- Keegan Bradley and Jill Stacey grew up about 10 minutes apart: Keegan originally from right here in Woodstock, and Jill just up the road in Hartland. Though the soon-to-be-wed couple now lives in Florida, where Keegan can work on his game year round, this area, and this tournament hold a special significance for them. --- Stacey/ "It's really unique and pretty special, now that we're about to be married in a few months, got engaged here after the tournament last year and the fact that we both grew up here is really pretty special. --- Bradley/ "She's the best. If it wasn't for her, I'd have a hard time doing this tournament every year so I think she's taken a big part of the tournament over the last 2 or 3 years so she's the best." --- Though the pair grew up in neighboring towns, it was only a few years ago that they started dating. But in that short time, they have become crucial parts of each other's lives. It makes it a lot easier for Keegan to have a partner who understands just how frustrating the game of golf can be sometimes. --- Stacey/ "It's a roller coaster, for sure. I mean golf is that way regardless so its ups and downs,but we try to keep it nice and even keeled throughout the year." --- Bradley/ "She helps out a lot in my career and in life and to have her here changes the whole dynamic of the tournament." --- And Jill has taken it upon herself to make sure Keegan can keep his worries focused on the game. --- Stacey/ "It's definitely a role that I take very seriously and he turns to me to kind of make sure everything off the course is easy and seemless and he can depend on me for that role." --- Keegan and Jill decided their upcoming wedding would be in their adopted home state of Florida. With a good chunk of both families still located in the Northeast, the couple was very kind in scheduling. --- Stacey/ "In december, so it'll be nice weather at that time, a destination for all of our family around who live up here, so it'll be great." --- But time and location is pretty much the only part of the planning that fell on one of them... --- Stacey/ "Keegan's planned the whole wedding, I'm just kind of showing up. No, that would be the opposite, I'm kinda taking care of everything which has been really fun." --- Given everything Keegan and Jill have showed us over the last few years, the wedding itself should be pretty fun too. Jack Fitzsimmons, Channel 3 sports. --- Fleishman/ "So 2016 didn't go Keegan's way on Tour, but the end of the year seems pretty promising when he weds Jill Stacey. And at the 2017 Keegan Bradley Charity Golf Classic he'll be a married man. An the Woodstock Country Club, Scott Fleishman, Channel Three Sports."))

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It was a great opening weekend at home for the UVM men's and women's soccer and field hockey programs. The three teams played a total of five games on home turf Friday and yesterday and went 5-0. Field hockey and women's soccer each winning twice, men's soccer once. The Vermont men looked to keep that momentum going as the Cats hit the road for the first time this season, visiting Central Connecticut this afternoon... --- and Brian Wright wastes little time in doing so...splitting the central defenders ...turning on the jets and scoring just over three minutes into the game... midway thru the second half, Wright would feed Bernard Yeboah...the duo have scored all five UVM goals this season... and at last check, the Cats led 2-0 late in Connecticut.

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With those victories over the weekend came some early season recognition. Senior Bernard Yeboah was named the first America East men's soccer player of the week. Yeboah scored twice in Vermont's season opening 3-2 overtime victory against Cal-State Fullerton Friday afternoon at Virtue Field. --- and women's soccer freshman forward Julia Smith was tabbed as the conference Rookie of the Week after scoring a goal in each of her teams' two wins this weekend, including the game winner in Vermont's 1-0 victory against Manhattan yesterday. Smith also led the team with nine shots on goal over the two games.

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