Mon 29-SEP-2014 Early A.M. News Script

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Police are looking for witnesses after a car accident in downtown Burlington lands a jogger in the hospital. Investigators say a 61-year-old man struck the runner yesterday evening as the driver turned onto North Winooski Avenue from North Street. Police say the jogger entered the intersection while running south along the sidewalk. That person is hospitalized with head injuries and a fractured hip. Burlington police want to hear from anyone who witnessed the accident at about six o'clock last night -- the driver has not been charged at this time.

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Burlington police also say -- a drunk driver hit a cyclist -- and fled the scene. They say 25-year-old Brenden Hoag of Bristol pulled onto Main street at about three-30 Saturday morning. Officers allegedly saw his dodge truck hit a biker at about three-30 Saturday -- then take off. The crash sent 19-year-old Anthony Bruessard to the hospital with minor injuries. Police cited the driver for D-U-I and leaving the scene of an accident. They also issued a ticket to the biker -- because he wore black shorts and a black shirt -- and his brakes did not work prior to the accident.

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Interstate-89 is re-open this morning but the investigation into a car fire last night continues. Witnesses say the driver of this car mangaged to pull over his V-W Jetta before flames fully-engulfed it yesterday evening. The driver escaped injury. Fellow Northbound motorists experienced some delay as the incident shutdown the interstate for about an hour.

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Police say a chase reached speeds of more than 100 miles per hour through Burlington's Old North End. The high speed chase began at around nine A-M Sunday -- when police say an officer attempted to stop a female driving a Honda C-R-V on Main street. The pursuit went on for several minutes winding through residential neighborhoods. Investigator Matt Gonyo -- of the Department of Liquor Control -- led the pursuit.

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7-day forecast: not quite as warm today, but still above average temps with a mix of sun & clouds. Could be a few showers Tuesday in northern NY as a weakening cold front comes down from Canada. Fairly quiet the rest of the week. Finally, some much-needed rain on Saturday. Cooler on Sunday.

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Good morning it's 5:00 -- I'm ... And I'm ... Gary Sadowsky starts us off this morning with quick check on the weather. weather intro (anchors thank in 3-shot-transition to lead story)

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Police are looking for witnesses after a car accident in downtown Burlington lands a jogger in the hospital. Investigators say a 61-year-old man struck the runner yesterday evening as he turned onto North Winooski Avenue from North Street. Police say the jogger entered the intersection while running south along the sidewalk. That person is hospitalized with head injuries and a fractured hip. Burlington police want to hear from anyone who witnessed the accident at about six o'clock last night -- the driver has not been charged at this time.

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Burlington police also say -- a drunk driver hit a cyclist -- and fled the scene. Around 330 Saturday Morning -- police say 25-year-old Brenden Hoag of Bristol pulled onto Main street. Officers saw the dodge truck hit a biker -- then take off. The victim, 19-year-old Anthony Bruessard was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. Hoag was cited for DUI and leaving the scene of an accident. The biker was also ticketed. Police say the Burlington resident was wearing black shorts and a black shirt -- and his brakes weren't working prior to the accident.

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Interstate-89 is re-open this morning but the investigation into a car fire last night continues. Witnesses say the driver of this car mangaged to pull over his V-W Jetta before flames fully-engulfed it Sunday evening. The driver escaped injury. Fellow Northbound motorists experienced some delay as the incident shutdown the interstate for about an hour.

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An arrow kills a horse in Barton, and State police are looking for the culprit. Authorities say Patricia Russell found one of her horses dead in its pasture... with a severe wound in its hind quarters. State police say the archer's identity and intent remains a mystery -- but believe the incident occured Friday night. If you have any information please contact the State Police Barracks in Derby.

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Police say a chase reached speeds of 100 miles per hour through Burlington's Old North End. The high speed chase happened around 9 am Sunday -- when police say an officer attempted to stop a female driving a Honda CRV on Main street. The pursuit went on for several minutes winding through residential neighborhoods. Investigator Matt Gonyo -- of the Department of Liquor Control- was the first person in pursuit.

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(27:00 Matt Gonyo/Investigator Vermont Dept. Of Liquor Control)(("I was able to intercept that vehicle as it was travelling west on Main Street in Burlington. I attempted to stop the vehicle and that resulted in a high speed pursuit through the Old North End of Burlington....Speeds were in excess of 100 mph.")) Eventually authorities were able to box in the vehicle on Shore Road and arrested the driver. We do not yet know her name or what charges she will face.

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Police say the man who robbed a Berlin supermarket got away with hard drugs. Authorities are still looking for him after he forced his way into the Shaws' Supermarket Pharmacy, assaulted a worker, and grabbed a large amount of prescription drugs. He fled in a maroon-colered sedan and is described as being about six feet tall, and weighing 190 pounds. The pharmacist's injuries are considered minor. Berlin police are interested in any information you may have about yesterday morning's robbery.

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(anchors introduce gary) Local temps: mainly in the 50s, a few upper 40s Fog: mainly north-central and eastern areas NE clouds: some clouds mixing in with clear areas NE temps/radar: lots of 50s here, some 60s south; a few showers on radar way to north U.S. Clouds/radar: system in southeast, cold front to our north with rain, and even some snow Forecast clouds/precip: some clouds mixing in today and Tuesday, a few showers possible over NY Tuesday as front drops south out of Canada

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Today: Partly sunny Highs: 72 to 78 Wind: Becoming NW 5 to 15 mph Tonight: Mostly cloudy Lows: 52 to 58 Wind: Light Tuesday: Mostly cloudy Chance for showers, NY Highs: 65 to 72 Wind: Variable 5 to 10 mph Extended: Wednesday: Partly sunny Lows: 50s Highs: 60s Thursday: Partly cloudy Lows: 45 to 55 Highs: 60s Friday: Partly cloudy Breezy Lows: 45 to 55 Highs :60s Hyper-Extended: Saturday: Periods of rain Lows: 45 to 55 Highs: 60s Sunday: Mostly cloudy Chance for showers Cooler Lows: 40s Highs: 50s

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President Obama says U-S intelligence under-estimated the threat terror-group ISIS poses to Iraq and Syria. He made THE ACKNOWLEDGEMENT in an interview THAT aired on "60 Minutes" last night. Susan McGinnis has more from Washington.

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President Obama admits US intelligence underestimated the threat from ISIS. SOT: Obama: Over the past couple of years, during the chaos of the Syrian civil war, where essentially you have huge swaths of the country that are completely ungoverned, they were able to reconstitute themselves and take advantage of that chaos and attract foreign fighters in an exclusive interview with 60 Minutes THE PRESIDENT also said the US --OVER--estimated the Iraqi army's ability and will to fight. SOT: Obama: The Iraqis have to be willing to fight and they have to be willing to fight in an non-sectarian way: Shia, Sunni and Kurd alongside each other against this cancer in their midst. The US has been BOMBARDING ISIS targets in Iraq WITH AIRSTRIKES since early August. It began HITTING locations in Syria almost a week ago with a coalition of international partners. SUSAN MCGINNIS STANDUP/WASHINGTON, DC - The president insists he will not put American combat on the ground to secure the region. But House Speaker John Boehner says if allies or local forces can't get the job done the U-S may have no choice. SOT: John Boehner (R-Ohio/Speaker of the House): "These are barbarians. They intend to kill us. And if we don't destroy them first, we're going to pay the price." The president says beyond military might, there needs to be a political solution that accomodates both Sunnis and Shiites. He says conflicts between the two sects are the biggest cause of conflict in Iraq and Sria. Susan McGinnis, CBS News, Washington.

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2 people are dead after a skydiving accident in Cape Cod. Massachusetts police say a skydiving instructor and student died Sunday night -- when they crashed onto a building during a tandem jump. The building was outside the designated landing area -- it's unclear at this time if their equipment malfunctioned. An investigation into the crash is planned. The victims were both adults males, according to Massachusetts State Police. Their names have not been released.

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Two people were killed in Upstate New York -- when two planes collided in mid-air. Police say the it happened near Lancaster Saturday -- at an event designed to introduce children to aviation. Police say the pilot -- 78-year-old Anthony Mercurio, and his passenger -- 14-year-old James Metz -- died at the scene. The pilot of the other plane -- and his 9-year-old passenger suffered non-life threatening injuries. The F-A-A is investigating.

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The investigation continues this morning -- after a cyclist was killed in Massachusetts. Wrentham police say on Saturday evening -- the 48-year-old bicyclist was hit by a dump truck. Detectives say early indications are that the cyclist may have been temporarily blinded by the sun -- turning into the truck coming from the other direction. The victim has been identified as Scott Fleming of Wrentham. The truck driver was no hurt.

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Does Governor Peter Shumlin practice what he preaches when it comes to clean energy? Vermont's chief executive has logged tens of thousands of miles in a gas guzzling S-U-V while asking Vermonters to invest in eco-friendly rides.

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At press conferences and on the campaign trail, Gov. Peter Shumlin proclaims Vermont has a future as the epicenter of the green energy revolution. ((1:28:28 - :39 Gov. Peter Shumlin - D-Vermont - 7-30-14 if more states would do what Vermont is doing, getting off our addiction to oil, moving to renewables, our kids and our grandkids would live in a more prosperous plantet )) After asking state workers to drive less and cutting mileage reimbursements, the Governor unveiled the state's first electric vehicle -- a Toyota Prius Hybrid -- in 2013. ((13:14 - :22 Gov. Peter Shumlin - D-Vermont -- 4-8-13 we think this is just the beginning of an evolution from cars that have been powered by oil to cars that are powered by green, clean, renewable power)) Since then Gov. Shumlin oversaw efforts to install more electronic filling stations -- and pushed for the creation of a green corridor running from Montreal through Vermont. At an August event in Burlington, he called for the state's drivers to shift into cleaner cars as he showed off a new rapid charger. ((16:32 - :42 Gov. Peter Shumlin - D-Vermont -- 8-6-14 So we've got to move this, we need more Vermonters signing up. We've got now over 700 electric cars on the road in Vermont. We want to make that seven-thousand as quickly as we can.)) Despite his rhetoric -- the Governor rides around the state in a gas guzzler. (50:36) ((Governor, how can Vermonters take you seriously on climate change when you have seven personal vehicles, and two state police vehicles that get 13 miles per gallon? )) (50:50) ((Well, you're counting a boat, a tractor, and some other farm equipment, if that's a vehicle, I ask you to drive it down 89 and see how fast you get there. )) The Governor said two of the cars in his name belong to his daughters. He says his three trucks get little use now that he's rarely on the family farm. Shumlin says State Police chose to escort him in Suburbans -- not him. (52:25) ((Kyle: so are you going to ask the Vermont State Police to consider more fuel efficient choices? Gov: I'm going to ask the Vermont State Police to continue to do exactly what they've done for me )) Vermont State Police Spokeswoman Stephanie Brackin says they chose the vehicle in order to safely transport the Governor in inclement weather, through disaster areas, and in order to avoid security threats. She said the vehicle provides funcionality and safety while considering environmental and financial concerns. Kyle Midura Channel three news.

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Almanac: Very warm and dry yesterday Records: We broke high temperature records on Sunday 80s: We've had lots of days in the 80s this summer & fall 90s: But not that many 90s NE clouds: some clouds mixing in with clear areas NE temps/radar: lots of 50s here, some 60s south; a few showers on radar way to north

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Pediatricians give new advice for preventing teenage pregnancy - and scientists pinpoint an early sign of pancreatic cancer. Eboni Williams has today's top health stories.

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The American Academy of Pediatrics is now recommending sexually active adolescents be given a Long Acting Reversible Contraceptive such as the IUD or under the skin implant as a first option for preventing pregnancy. The group says the IUD, which provides 3 to 10 years of protection, has been shown to be safe and effective for young girls. Scientists in Boston say they've discovered an early sign of pancreatic cancer. Researchers say certain amino acids increase in the body before the disease is diagnosed and symptoms appear. Scientists say the change isn't big enough to warrant a test for early detection - but they hope the discovery will help explain how pancreatic cancer affects the rest of the body. Researchers say children who are active for at least 60 minutes a day after school are showing positive results. The University of Illinois study looked at more than 200 kids aged 7 to 9 and took brain scans before and after the test. Doctors say children who took part in moderate to vigorous physical activity saw marked improvements in their ability to pay attention and avoid distraction. Those are some of the day's top health stories. Eboni Williams, CBS News, New York.

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Tricky Terrain --- rescuers saved an injured hiker stranded in the mountains. Close call-- A plane makes an emergency landing in a Vermont field... And prize pumpkin -- a Jack-O-Lantern in the making breaks a state record...

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But before we get to those stories -- let's take a quick look at how the weather is shaping up this morning.

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Tough terrain made for a tricky rescue at Smuggler's Notch. A woman fell towards the top of the Mountain Saturday -- in an area popular for ice climbing. First responders say she appears to have a broken leg. Responders say the rocky terrain made it difficult to get the victim off the mountain -- But, they say it IS something they train for on a regular basis.

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((Chief Doug Veliko/Stowe Mountain Rescue: "we have probably two to 4 calls a year in the notch with these types of calls and we train up here regularly. WE actually did this identical training last weekend.")) The hiker was taken to the hospital. Her name and current condition have not yet been released.

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An update on the stabbing in Wilmington. Twenty-nine-year-old Joseph Beaton of Wilmington has pleaded not guilty to assault and other charges. Police say, Beaton stabbed another 29-year-old, William Roy of Dover, Thursday. They say the fight started at a pub in town and ended at a house where Roy was stabbed in the neck. He is in stable condition.

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A pilot and his wife are shaken but okay after an emergency landing this weekend. The pilot of this lane -- 73-year-old Roger Teese of Charlotte says -- told investigators air began rushing into the cockpit when a fabric seam tore open. He reported the rip limited his control of the plane. Witnesses say Teese landed the prop plane in a field near Basin Harbor Airport in Ferrisburgh -- his planned destination.

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(1:06:23) ((Brian Goodyear - Basin Harbor Club The pilot and the passenrger were able to taxi the plane over to the corner of one of our fields here and then he was able to walk back and let everyone know what had happened)) Teese managed to land the plane without injuring himself or his wife and without damaging the plane. The state's aeronautics inspector says, the plane will be removed from the field within a few days.

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A Vermont museum has been vandalized. Police say a mural in the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum was slashed repeatedly with a sharp object Saturday. The mural was a forest scene and is about about 8 feet by 30 feet. The museum is located on Route 9 in Marlboro. Anyone with information is asked to contact State Police in Brattleboro.

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New York Senator Chuck Schumer is stepping up efforts to ban synthetic marijuana. The Democrat said Sunday he's urging the D-E-A to use its existing authority to ban more than 250 chemicals used in synthetic pot. The DEA has already banned about 20 of the chemicals, but Schumer says it needs to do more. Last month about 45 people in New Hampshire had serious medical reactions to the bubble - gum flavored drug known as -- "Smacked." Investigators in Vermont have been on the alert for similar cases.

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Many Vermonters removed powerful painkillers out of their medicine cabinets this weekend. Residents dropped off unwanted drugs at locations across the state - in an effort to keep the medication out of the wrong hands. Most law enforcement departments across the state held drug take-back events on Saturday. Law enforcement officers say it's a good way to dispose of expired medication properyly while also reducing the chances of someone breaking into your home.

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((Deputy Shawn McManis/Washington County Sheriff Dept. 00:22:30 "That's one of the things that people are looking for is easy access to prescription drugs so if you don't have them, the likelihood is less." 00:22:41)) Check with your local police department for more information about how to dispose of unwanted meds, if you missed your opportunity this weekend.

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A reminder for ALL Vermont drivers. It's almost time to put down those cell phones behind the wheel. On Wednesday it will be illegal for drivers to use cell phones or other electronic devices while driving. That's unless those devices can be used hands-free. The Department of Emergency Management is going to be spreading the word tomorrow -- with automated phone calls. The fine for a first offense will be $162. Police can cite a driver WITHOUT any other traffic offense taking place. Vermont will become the 15th state to be completely hands-off.

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Good gourd -- there's a whole lot of pumpkin to carve in Colchester. The Vermont Giant Pumpkin Growers Association held its annual Weigh-Off at Sam Mazza's Farmstand over the weekend. Richard Squires planted the seed for this giant pumpkin -- and it just kept growing. The pumpkin tips the scales at 16-hundred-49 pounds smashing the previous state record of 15-hundred-56. Squires says the prize-winning pumpkin is a labor of love.

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((Richards Squires/Jericho, Vt 01:42:15 "It started as a hobby about 5 years ago and has grown and you get kind of obsessed with it and want to do it a little bigger every year so this is probably as big as I'm ever going to get." 01:42:29)) Squires' wife will be carve the pumpkins for Halloween. The pair plan on donating the seeds to other giant-pumpkin growers. But friends shouldn't expect to be overwhelmed with pumpkin snacks. The record setting fruit is 75-percent hollow.

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Sleepy's is hiring for full-time Retail Sales Professionals in their Burlington, Rutland and Brattleboro locations. The mattress professionals offer career advancement, competitive compensation and benefits. Ideal candidates will have prior sales and/or customer service experience and are available to work a four or five day work schedule, including weekends.

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BlackRock Construction is hiring. The company is looking for project superintendents who will coordinate all site construction activities and supervise all field personnel as required to successfully complete the project on schedule and within budget. The colchester based company is also looking for project managers. This job includes planning, cost, time, quality, and safety management.

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And there are immediate job openings at IBM. The company has a handful of open positions -- including manufacturing operators, technicians, mechanics, and test engineers. There are openingst for candidates with a high school diploma, 2 and 4 year college degrees, experienced and entry level. IBM is holding a Job fair this Friday -- October 3rd from noon until 6pm. That's being held at the Sheraton hotel and conference center in South Burlington.

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(anchors introduce gary) Local temps: mainly in the 50s, a few upper 40s Fog: mainly north-central and eastern areas NE clouds: some clouds mixing in with clear areas NE temps/radar: lots of 50s here, some 60s south; a few showers on radar way to north U.S. Clouds/radar: system in southeast, cold front to our north with rain, and even some snow Forecast clouds/precip: some clouds mixing in today and Tuesday, a few showers possible over NY Tuesday as front drops south out of Canada

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Today: Partly sunny Highs: 72 to 78 Wind: Becoming NW 5 to 15 mph Tonight: Mostly cloudy Lows: 52 to 58 Wind: Light Tuesday: Mostly cloudy Chance for showers, NY Highs: 65 to 72 Wind: Variable 5 to 10 mph Extended: Wednesday: Partly sunny Lows: 50s Highs: 60s Thursday: Partly cloudy Lows: 45 to 55 Highs: 60s Friday: Partly cloudy Breezy Lows: 45 to 55 Highs :60s Hyper-Extended: Saturday: Periods of rain Lows: 45 to 55 Highs: 60s Sunday: Mostly cloudy Chance for showers Cooler Lows: 40s Highs: 50s

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Growing hops in the Green Mountain State can be a challenge. But, researchers are engineering the beer crop to better withstand Vemont's climate. Cat Viglienzoni reports

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Harvesting has begun on this acre of towering hop plants at Borderview Research Farm in Alburgh. But these hop cones have a few steps ahead of them before they make it to a brewery. Some of them are turning brown -- infected with a disease called downy mildew. (TILE 716_7359_01) ((SOT Heather Darby, UVM Extension 01125400 It infects the plant systemically 57 Which means that once it invades the plant's crown, it grows up sort of internally inside the plant 01130400 And produces infected shoots. And when those shoots come out, the disease will sporulate and then send spores out throughout the entire yard 01131400)) While it is mostly cosmetic damage, over time, Darby says the disease can hurt their quality. And while hops need lots of water to grow -- Vermont's humid, wet climate help the mildew grow too. (TILE 716_7359_01) ((SOT Heather Darby, UVM Extension 01134900 It's very difficult to control in the Northeast because it likes humid, moist conditions, and this summer it has been especially difficult to control downy mildew.)) That's why researchers with UVM Extrension are testing different hop varieties here that might be resistant to the mildew. Darby says they are also looking at how to deal with insect pests and how to best fertilize hops. ((CAT STANDUP 01285410 Once they're picked, these hops have to be harvested and dried right away, otherwise they're in danger of mold. The drying process, they say, takes about 8-10 hours here 01290400)) NATS hops being unloaded This is a research farm so before they're harvested, these hop plants are measured -- and their data, recorded. NATS calling out numbers The hop harvesting is done right on the farm -- with this machine that UVM designed so that harvesting can be done on a small scale. The stalks are tied onto a rotating belt, which then feeds them through the machine. The hops are pulled off -- and fall into a bin on one side. On the other -- the researchers go through the refuse to pick off any hops that the machine missed. (TILE NUMBER 716_7403_01) ((SOT Roger Rainville, Borderview Researcher Farm 01304123 What's nice is that it's on the farm. Its not in a lab or nothing. It's actually here and if it's not done like a normal farmer would do it or an average farmer would do it, I won't do it 01305100)) And when the bins are full of cones -- they're dried -- and then baled in this machine -- which was also built here. Scoop after scoop of bulky hops are ladeled in -- and then pressed together. A tightly-packed square pops out the other end. NATS baling Through this whole process -- one thing you can't avoid here is the distinctive smell of hops. (TILE NUMBER 716_7403_01) ((SOT Roger Rainville, Borderview Research Farm 01330500 You know at the beginning of the season it's like cropping other crops. You start haying and you love the smell of hay. But come November you're glad hay's done. And come the end of the season of hops, you've had your fill of hops 15)) Cat Viglienzoni, Channel 3 News, Alburgh.

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Good morning everyone... It's never easy saying goodbye... Sunday afternoon... Yankee Fans... Red Sox Fans... And baseball fans... Doing exactly that at Fenway Park.. as Derek Jeter suited up for the last time as a big leaguer. (((TRT: 2:11 OC: STANDARD)))

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(((One final FEN-well for #2 at a packed house in Boston... Season finale for the Yanks and Sox... Neither team headed to the postseason but this one really all about DJ --- Top 3... Already 2-zip Yankees... Here's the final at-bat for the Captain ... The high chopper to third for an RBI infield single... --- Jeter would come out after that to a standing ovation for what was an incredible 20-year career... Yankees win the emotional finale by a 9-5 final... They finish 6 over .500... Red Sox, end the year 20 under... Here's Derek Jeter on the legacy he hopes he left behind... ---------------------- ---------------------- --------------------- (((TRT:23 OC: GOOD ENOUGH FOR ME... You want to be known as someone who had respect for game, teammates, fans, media, playing hard... But for me the only thing I every wanted to do was play shortstop for the New York Yankees... I got to do that for parts of 20 years... so being known as a Yankee is good enough for me...))) ---------------------- ---------------------- --------------------- A little history in Washington in game 162. Courtesy of two former Vermont Lake Monsters... --- Nationals pitcher Jordan Zimmerman 1-out away from a no-hitter, check out how he gets in... It's fellow Monster Alum Steven Souza laying out for the game-ending snag ... Unreal... --- It's the first no-hitter pitched by a big leaguer in Washington since 1931 ... Zimmerman finishes the year at 14-5 for a Nats team with the best record in the NL ... They share that honor with the Baltimore Orioles, who also finished at 96-66. Beltway world series anyone? And for the third straight year, it's Europe defeating the US 16.5 to 11.5 to win the Ryder Cup... That's the sportswrap, I'm Dylan Scott... Have a great day!)))

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NE clouds: some clouds mixing in with clear areas NE temps/radar: lots of 50s here, some 60s south; a few showers on radar way to north

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It's a walk to to help those who struggle to see. Melissa Howell reports.

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Robert Lanoue remembers the day he lost his eyesight 13 years ago... ((Robert Lanoue/Springfield, Vt 01:26:57 "I wasn't taking very good care of myself. I was with the attitude, it can never happen to me." 01:27:02)) He's a diabetic -- and says his world changed in an instant one day at work when and his eyes became cloudy. ((Robert Lanoue/Springfield, Vt 01:27:57 "I thought, that was kind of neat, thinking they would go away and they never did. never went away." 01:28:06)) The former culinary instructor suffers from Diabetic Retinopathy. It's when new blood vessels grow along the retina. ((Robert Lanoue/Springfield, Vt 01:28:08 "driving was difficult, because I had to travel to work finally it got so bad I couldn't drive anymore. Reading was impossible so I had to really adapt to my teaching for the last months of my career." 01:28:22)) That's when he heard about the Vermont Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired. It's an organization enabling Vermonters with vision problems. They offer services like transportation, brailling, and other daily tasks. ((Ayeshah Raftery/Development and Public Education Director 01:21:34 "We provide services and support so that these, especially seniors, can actually remain in their homes and they just have to do things a little differently." 01:21:43)) Sunday, the group held it's 4th annual walk to raise money -- and awareness. About 10,500 Vermonters battle with blindness and vision impairments. 14-hundred receive help through free programs and services. Most of the organization's support comes from state and federal funding. ((Ayeshah Raftery/Development and Public Education Director 01:22:44 "We never want anyone to not use our services because they're losing their sight because of an economic disadvantage so basically we want people to know who we are and what we are and that we're there to help." 01:22:57)) For Robert, walking is a way to thank an organization that helped him adjust to a new way of life. ((Robert Lanoue/Springfield, Vt 01:31:17 "it makes me feel great that I have enough support through my family and my wife to be able to walk with my chin up knowing that others are going to be as lucky as I." 01:31:28)) It's a support system he hopes all Vermonters in need will turn to. Melissa Howell Channel 3 News.

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Police are looking for witnesses after a car accident in downtown Burlington lands a jogger in the hospital. Investigators say a 61-year-old man struck the runner yesterday evening as the driver turned onto North Winooski Avenue from North Street. Police say the jogger entered the intersection while running south along the sidewalk. That person is hospitalized with head injuries and a fractured hip. Burlington police want to hear from anyone who witnessed the accident at about six o'clock last night -- the driver has not been charged at this time.

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Burlington police also say -- a drunk driver hit a cyclist -- and fled the scene. They say 25-year-old Brenden Hoag of Bristol pulled onto Main street at about three-30 Saturday morning. Officers allegedly saw his dodge truck hit a biker at about three-30 Saturday -- then take off. The crash sent 19-year-old Anthony Bruessard to the hospital with minor injuries. Police cited the driver for D-U-I and leaving the scene of an accident. They also issued a ticket to the biker -- because he wore black shorts and a black shirt -- and his brakes did not work prior to the accident.

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Interstate-89 is re-open this morning but the investigation into a car fire last night continues. Witnesses say the driver of this car mangaged to pull over his V-W Jetta before flames fully-engulfed it yesterday evening. The driver escaped injury. Fellow Northbound motorists experienced some delay as the incident shutdown the interstate for about an hour.

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Police say a chase reached speeds of more than 100 miles per hour as it careened through Burlington's Old North End. The high speed chase began at around nine A-M Sunday -- when police say an officer attempted to stop a female driving a Honda C-R-V on Main street. The pursuit went on for several minutes winding through residential neighborhoods. Investigator Matt Gonyo -- of the Department of Liquor Control -- led the pursuit.

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A reminder for ALL Vermont drivers -- It's almost time to put down those cell phones while behind the wheel. On Wednesday it will be illegal for drivers to use electronic devices -- like cell phones -- while moving. That's unless those devices can be used hands-free. The Department of Emergency Management will spreadthe word tomorrow with automated phone calls. The fine for a first offense will be cost drivers more than 100 dollars, and can reach as high as 500 dollars for follow-up violations. Police can pull over a driver if they see the behavior. Vermont will become the 15th state to be completely hands-off October first.

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Good gourd -- a Jericho man has a whole lot of pumpkin to carve. The Vermont Giant Pumpkin Growers Association held its annual Weigh-Off at Sam Mazza's Farmstand in Colchester over the weekend. Richard Squires of Jericho planted the seed for this giant pumpkin -- and it just kept growing. The pumpkin tips the scales at 16-hundred-49 pounds smashing the previous state record of 15-hundred-56.

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7-day forecast: not quite as warm today, but still above average temps with a mix of sun & clouds. Could be a few showers Tuesday in northern NY as a weakening cold front comes down from Canada. Fairly quiet the rest of the week. Finally, some much-needed rain on Saturday. Cooler on Sunday.

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Good morning it's 5:00 -- I'm Kyle Midura in for Steve this morning. I'm Ali Freeman. And I'm ... Gary Sadowsky starts us off this morning with quick check on the weather. weather intro (anchors thank in 3-shot-transition to lead story)

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Police are looking for witnesses after a car accident in downtown Burlington lands a jogger in the hospital. Investigators say a 61-year-old man struck the runner yesterday evening as the driver turned onto North Winooski Avenue from North Street. Police say the jogger entered the intersection while running south along the sidewalk. That person is hospitalized with head injuries and a fractured hip. Burlington police want to hear from anyone who witnessed the accident at about six o'clock last night -- the driver has not been charged at this time.

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Burlington police also say -- a drunk driver hit a cyclist -- and fled the scene. Around 330 Saturday Morning -- police say 25-year-old Brenden Hoag of Bristol pulled onto Main street. Officers saw the dodge truck hit a biker -- then take off. The victim, 19-year-old Anthony Bruessard was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. Hoag was cited for DUI and leaving the scene of an accident. The biker was also ticketed. Police say the Burlington resident was wearing black shorts and a black shirt -- and his brakes weren't working prior to the accident.

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Interstate-89 is re-open this morning but the investigation into a car fire last night continues. Witnesses say the driver of this car mangaged to pull over his V-W Jetta before flames fully-engulfed it yesterday evening. The driver escaped injury. Fellow Northbound motorists experienced some delay as the incident shutdown the interstate for about an hour.

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Police say a chase reached speeds of 100 miles per hour through Burlington's Old North End. The high speed chase happened around 9 am Sunday -- when police say an officer attempted to stop a female driving a Honda CRV on Main street. The pursuit went on for several minutes winding through residential neighborhoods. Investigator Matt Gonyo -- of the Department of Liquor Control- was the first person in pursuit.

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(27:00 Matt Gonyo/Investigator Vermont Dept. Of Liquor Control)(("I was able to intercept that vehicle as it was travelling west on Main Street in Burlington. I attempted to stop the vehicle and that resulted in a high speed pursuit through the Old North End of Burlington....Speeds were in excess of 100 mph.")) Eventually authorities were able to box in the vehicle on Shore Road and arrested the driver. We do not yet know her name or what charges she will face.

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An arrow kills a horse in Barton, and State police are looking for the culprit. Authorities say Patricia Russell found one of her horses dead in its pasture... with a severe wound in its hind quarters. State police say the archer's identity and intent remains a mystery -- but believe the incident occured Friday night. If you have any information please contact the State Police Barracks in Derby.

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Police say the man who robbed a Berlin supermarket got away with hard drugs. Authorities are still looking for him after he forced his way into the Shaws' Supermarket Pharmacy, assaulted a worker, and grabbed a large amount of prescription drugs. He fled in a maroon-colered sedan and is described as being about six feet tall, and weighing 190 pounds. The pharmacist's injuries are considered minor. Berlin police are interested in any information you may have about yesterday morning's robbery.

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(anchors introduce gary) Local temps: mainly in the 50s, a few upper 40s Fog: mainly north-central and eastern areas NE clouds: some clouds mixing in with clear areas NE temps/radar: lots of 50s here, some 60s south; a few showers on radar way to north U.S. Clouds/radar: system in southeast, cold front to our north with rain, and even some snow Forecast clouds/precip: some clouds mixing in today and Tuesday, a few showers possible over NY Tuesday as front drops south out of Canada

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Today: Partly sunny Highs: 72 to 78 Wind: Becoming NW 5 to 15 mph Tonight: Mostly cloudy Lows: 52 to 58 Wind: Light Tuesday: Mostly cloudy Chance for showers, NY Highs: 65 to 72 Wind: Variable 5 to 10 mph Extended: Wednesday: Partly sunny Lows: 50s Highs: 60s Thursday: Partly cloudy Lows: 45 to 55 Highs: 60s Friday: Partly cloudy Breezy Lows: 45 to 55 Highs :60s Hyper-Extended: Saturday: Periods of rain Lows: 45 to 55 Highs: 60s Sunday: Mostly cloudy Chance for showers Cooler Lows: 40s Highs: 50s

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President Obama says US intelligence missed the mark when it assessed the threat ISIS poses to Iraq and Syria. Anne Marie Green has the latest in Worldwatch.

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PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA SAYS US INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES UNDERESTIMATED ISIS AND OVERESTIMATED THE IRAQI'S ARMY'S ABILITY TO FIGHT. THE PRESIDENT SAID IN AN INTERVIEW THAT AIRED ON 60 MINUTES THAT AIRED SUNDAY THAT THE CURRENT SITUATION CALLS FOR MILITARY FORCE TO SHRINK ISIS'S CAPACITY, CUT OFF ITS FUNDING AND STOP THE FLOW OF FOREIGN FIGHTERS. THE FAA EXPECTS IMPROVEMENTS TODAY IN AIR TRAVEL THROUGH CHICAGO'S TWO AIRPORTS. IT IS REPLACING THE ENTIRE CENTRAL COMPUTER NETWORK AT THE CHICAGO-AREA CONTROL CENTER WHERE AN ACT OF SABOTAGE FRIDAY CANCELLED MORE THAN 2-THOUSAND FLIGHTS THROUGH THE WINDY CITY AND DISRUPTED AIR TRAVEL NATIONWIDE. AND... (RESTRICTIONS: Jeter video: Yankees/YES Network (NO INTERNET. US AFFILIATED AND OWNED STATIONS USE ONLY. NO INTERNATIONAL. NEWS USE ONLY. NO ARCHIVE.) THE NEW YORK YANKEES' DEREK JETER ENDED HIS MAJOR LEAGUE CAREER SUNDAY AFTERNOON IN BOSTON. THE YANKEE CAPTAIN WENT ONE FOR TWO WITH AN R-B-I INFIELD SINGLE DURING HIS FINAL AT-BATS. SOME OF BOSTON'S GREATEST ATHLETES FROM BASKETBALL, FOOTBALL AND HOCKEY SHOWED UP TO HONOR JETER. BOSTON FANS ALSO SHOWED THEIR LOVE WITH A STANDING OVATION. THOSE ARE SOME OF THE DAY'S TOP STORIES. I'M ANNE-MARIE GREEN, CBS NEWS NEW YORK.

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Does Governor Peter Shumlin practice what he preaches when it comes to clean energy? Vermont's chief executive has logged tens of thousands of miles in a gas guzzling S-U-V while asking Vermonters to invest in eco-friendly rides.

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At press conferences and on the campaign trail, Gov. Peter Shumlin proclaims Vermont has a future as the epicenter of the green energy revolution. ((1:28:28 - :39 Gov. Peter Shumlin - D-Vermont - 7-30-14 if more states would do what Vermont is doing, getting off our addiction to oil, moving to renewables, our kids and our grandkids would live in a more prosperous plantet )) After asking state workers to drive less and cutting mileage reimbursements, the Governor unveiled the state's first electric vehicle -- a Toyota Prius Hybrid -- in 2013. ((13:14 - :22 Gov. Peter Shumlin - D-Vermont -- 4-8-13 we think this is just the beginning of an evolution from cars that have been powered by oil to cars that are powered by green, clean, renewable power)) Since then Gov. Shumlin oversaw efforts to install more electronic filling stations -- and pushed for the creation of a green corridor running from Montreal through Vermont. At an August event in Burlington, he called for the state's drivers to shift into cleaner cars as he showed off a new rapid charger. ((16:32 - :42 Gov. Peter Shumlin - D-Vermont -- 8-6-14 So we've got to move this, we need more Vermonters signing up. We've got now over 700 electric cars on the road in Vermont. We want to make that seven-thousand as quickly as we can.)) Despite his rhetoric -- the Governor rides around the state in a gas guzzler. (50:36) ((Governor, how can Vermonters take you seriously on climate change when you have seven personal vehicles, and two state police vehicles that get 13 miles per gallon? )) (50:50) ((Well, you're counting a boat, a tractor, and some other farm equipment, if that's a vehicle, I ask you to drive it down 89 and see how fast you get there. )) The Governor said two of the cars in his name belong to his daughters. He says his three trucks get little use now that he's rarely on the family farm. Shumlin says State Police chose to escort him in Suburbans -- not him. (52:25) ((Kyle: so are you going to ask the Vermont State Police to consider more fuel efficient choices? Gov: I'm going to ask the Vermont State Police to continue to do exactly what they've done for me )) Vermont State Police Spokeswoman Stephanie Brackin says they chose the vehicle in order to safely transport the Governor in inclement weather, through disaster areas, and in order to avoid security threats. She said the vehicle provides funcionality and safety while considering environmental and financial concerns. Kyle Midura Channel three news.

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Almanac: Very warm and dry yesterday Records: We broke high temperature records on Sunday 80s: We've had lots of days in the 80s this summer & fall 90s: But not that many 90s NE clouds: some clouds mixing in with clear areas NE temps/radar: lots of 50s here, some 60s south; a few showers on radar way to north

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Growing hops in the Green Mountain State can be a challenge. But, researchers are engineering the beer crop to better withstand Vemont's climate. Cat Viglienzoni reports

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Harvesting has begun on this acre of towering hop plants at Borderview Research Farm in Alburgh. But these hop cones have a few steps ahead of them before they make it to a brewery. Some of them are turning brown -- infected with a disease called downy mildew. (TILE 716_7359_01) ((SOT Heather Darby, UVM Extension 01125400 It infects the plant systemically 57 Which means that once it invades the plant's crown, it grows up sort of internally inside the plant 01130400 And produces infected shoots. And when those shoots come out, the disease will sporulate and then send spores out throughout the entire yard 01131400)) While it is mostly cosmetic damage, over time, Darby says the disease can hurt their quality. And while hops need lots of water to grow -- Vermont's humid, wet climate help the mildew grow too. (TILE 716_7359_01) ((SOT Heather Darby, UVM Extension 01134900 It's very difficult to control in the Northeast because it likes humid, moist conditions, and this summer it has been especially difficult to control downy mildew.)) That's why researchers with UVM Extrension are testing different hop varieties here that might be resistant to the mildew. Darby says they are also looking at how to deal with insect pests and how to best fertilize hops. ((CAT STANDUP 01285410 Once they're picked, these hops have to be harvested and dried right away, otherwise they're in danger of mold. The drying process, they say, takes about 8-10 hours here 01290400)) NATS hops being unloaded This is a research farm so before they're harvested, these hop plants are measured -- and their data, recorded. NATS calling out numbers The hop harvesting is done right on the farm -- with this machine that UVM designed so that harvesting can be done on a small scale. The stalks are tied onto a rotating belt, which then feeds them through the machine. The hops are pulled off -- and fall into a bin on one side. On the other -- the researchers go through the refuse to pick off any hops that the machine missed. (TILE NUMBER 716_7403_01) ((SOT Roger Rainville, Borderview Researcher Farm 01304123 What's nice is that it's on the farm. Its not in a lab or nothing. It's actually here and if it's not done like a normal farmer would do it or an average farmer would do it, I won't do it 01305100)) And when the bins are full of cones -- they're dried -- and then baled in this machine -- which was also built here. Scoop after scoop of bulky hops are ladeled in -- and then pressed together. A tightly-packed square pops out the other end. NATS baling Through this whole process -- one thing you can't avoid here is the distinctive smell of hops. (TILE NUMBER 716_7403_01) ((SOT Roger Rainville, Borderview Research Farm 01330500 You know at the beginning of the season it's like cropping other crops. You start haying and you love the smell of hay. But come November you're glad hay's done. And come the end of the season of hops, you've had your fill of hops 15)) Cat Viglienzoni, Channel 3 News, Alburgh.

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Tricky Terrain --- rescuers face a challenge getting an injured hiker off a mountain. Close call-- A plane makes an emergency landing in a Vermont field... And Record Breaking-- a giant pumpkin breaks the state record...

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But before we get to those stories -- let's take a quick look at how the weather is shaping up this morning.

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Tough terrain made for a tricky rescue at Smuggler's Notch. A woman fell towards the top of the Mountain Saturday -- in an area popular for ice climbing. First responders say she appears to have a broken leg. Responders say the rocky terrain made it difficult to get the victim off the mountain -- But, they say it IS something they train for on a regular basis.

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((Chief Doug Veliko/Stowe Mountain Rescue: "we have probably two to 4 calls a year in the notch with these types of calls and we train up here regularly. WE actually did this identical training last weekend.")) The hiker was taken to the hospital. Her name and current condition have not yet been released.

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An update on the stabbing in Wilmington. Twenty-nine-year-old Joseph Beaton of Wilmington has pleaded not guilty to assault and other charges. Police say, Beaton stabbed another 29-year-old, William Roy of Dover, Thursday. They say the fight started at a pub in town and ended at a house where Roy was stabbed in the neck. He is in stable condition.

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A pilot and his wife are shaken but okay after an emergency landing this weekend. The pilot of this lane -- 73-year-old Roger Teese of Charlotte says -- told investigators air began rushing into the cockpit when a fabric seam tore open. He reported the rip limited his control of the plane. Witnesses say Teese landed the prop plane in a field near Basin Harbor Airport in Ferrisburgh -- his planned destination.

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(1:06:23) ((Brian Goodyear - Basin Harbor Club The pilot and the passenrger were able to taxi the plane over to the corner of one of our fields here and then he was able to walk back and let everyone know what had happened)) The state's aeronautics inspector says, the plane will be removed from the field within a few days.

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A Vermont museum has been vandalized. Police say a mural in the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum was slashed repeatedly with a sharp object Saturday. The mural was a forest scene and is about about 8 feet by 30 feet. The museum is located on Route 9 in Marlboro. Anyone with information is asked to contact State Police in Brattleboro.

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New York Senator Chuck Schumer is stepping up efforts to ban synthetic marijuana. The Democrat said Sunday he's urging the D-E-A to use its existing authority to ban more than 250 chemicals used in synthetic pot. The DEA has already banned about 20 of the chemicals, but Schumer says it needs to do more. Last month about 45 people in New Hampshire had serious medical reactions to the bubble - gum flavored drug known as -- "Smacked." Investigators in Vermont have been on the alert for similar cases.

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Many Vermonters removed powerful painkillers out of their medicine cabinets this weekend. Residents dropped off unwanted drugs at locations across the state - in an effort to keep the medication out of the wrong hands. Most law enforcement departments across the state held drug take-back events on Saturday. Law enforcement officers say it's a good way to dispose of expired medication properyly while also reducing the chances of someone breaking into your home.

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((Deputy Shawn McManis/Washington County Sheriff Dept. 00:22:30 "That's one of the things that people are looking for is easy access to prescription drugs so if you don't have them, the likelihood is less." 00:22:41)) Check with your local police department for more information about how to dispose of unwanted meds, if you missed your opportunity this weekend.

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A reminder for ALL Vermont drivers. It's almost time to put down those cell phones behind the wheel. On Wednesday it will be illegal for drivers to use cell phones or other electronic devices while driving. That's unless those devices can be used hands-free. The Department of Emergency Management is going to be spreading the word tomorrow -- with automated phone calls. The fine for a first offense will be $162. Police can cite a driver WITHOUT any other traffic offense taking place. Vermont will become the 15th state to be completely hands-off.

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Good gourd -- there's a whole lot of pumpkin to carve in Colchester. The Vermont Giant Pumpkin Growers Association held its annual Weigh-Off at Sam Mazza's Farmstand over the weekend. Richard Squires planted the seed for this giant pumpkin -- and it just kept growing. The pumpkin tips the scales at 16-hundred-49 pounds smashing the previous state record of 15-hundred-56. Squires says the prize-winning pumpkin is a labor of love.

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((Richards Squires/Jericho, Vt 01:42:15 "It started as a hobby about 5 years ago and has grown and you get kind of obsessed with it and want to do it a little bigger every year so this is probably as big as I'm ever going to get." 01:42:29)) Squires' wife will be carve the pumpkins for Halloween. The pair plan on donating the seeds to other giant-pumpkin growers. But friends shouldn't expect to be overwhelmed with pumpkin snacks. The record setting fruit is 75-percent hollow.

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Let's take a look at help wanted this morning. BlackRock Construction is hiring. The company is looking for project superintendents who will coordinate all site construction activities and supervise all field personnel as required to successfully complete the project on schedule and within budget. The colchester based company is also looking for project managers. This job includes planning, cost, time, quality, and safety management.

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Sleepy's is hiring for full-time Retail Sales Professionals in their Burlington, Rutland and Brattleboro locations. The mattress professionals offer career advancement, competitive compensation and benefits. Ideal candidates will have prior sales and/or customer service experience and are available to work a four or five day work schedule, including weekends.

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And there are immediate job openings at IBM. The company has a handful of open positions -- including manufacturing operators, technicians, mechanics, and test engineers. There are openingst for candidates with a high school diploma, 2 and 4 year college degrees, experienced and entry level. IBM is holding a Job fair this Friday -- October 3rd from noon until 6pm. That's being held at the Sheraton hotel and conference center in South Burlington.

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(anchors introduce gary) Local temps: mainly in the 50s, a few upper 40s Fog: mainly north-central and eastern areas NE clouds: some clouds mixing in with clear areas NE temps/radar: lots of 50s here, some 60s south; a few showers on radar way to north U.S. Clouds/radar: system in southeast, cold front to our north with rain, and even some snow Forecast clouds/precip: some clouds mixing in today and Tuesday, a few showers possible over NY Tuesday as front drops south out of Canada

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Today: Partly sunny Highs: 72 to 78 Wind: Becoming NW 5 to 15 mph Tonight: Mostly cloudy Lows: 52 to 58 Wind: Light Tuesday: Mostly cloudy Chance for showers, NY Highs: 65 to 72 Wind: Variable 5 to 10 mph Extended: Wednesday: Partly sunny Lows: 50s Highs: 60s Thursday: Partly cloudy Lows: 45 to 55 Highs: 60s Friday: Partly cloudy Breezy Lows: 45 to 55 Highs :60s Hyper-Extended: Saturday: Periods of rain Lows: 45 to 55 Highs: 60s Sunday: Mostly cloudy Chance for showers Cooler Lows: 40s Highs: 50s

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Good morning everyone... It's never easy saying goodbye... Sunday afternoon... Yankee Fans... Red Sox Fans... And baseball fans... Doing exactly that at Fenway Park.. as Derek Jeter suited up for the last time as a big leaguer. (((TRT: 2:11 OC: STANDARD)))

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(((One final FEN-well for #2 at a packed house in Boston... Season finale for the Yanks and Sox... Neither team headed to the postseason but this one really all about DJ --- Top 3... Already 2-zip Yankees... Here's the final at-bat for the Captain ... The high chopper to third for an RBI infield single... --- Jeter would come out after that to a standing ovation for what was an incredible 20-year career... Yankees win the emotional finale by a 9-5 final... They finish 6 over .500... Red Sox, end the year 20 under... Here's Derek Jeter on the legacy he hopes he left behind... ---------------------- ---------------------- --------------------- (((TRT:23 OC: GOOD ENOUGH FOR ME... You want to be known as someone who had respect for game, teammates, fans, media, playing hard... But for me the only thing I every wanted to do was play shortstop for the New York Yankees... I got to do that for parts of 20 years... so being known as a Yankee is good enough for me...))) ---------------------- ---------------------- --------------------- A little history in Washington in game 162. Courtesy of two former Vermont Lake Monsters... --- Nationals pitcher Jordan Zimmerman 1-out away from a no-hitter, check out how he gets in... It's fellow Monster Alum Steven Souza laying out for the game-ending snag ... Unreal... --- It's the first no-hitter pitched by a big leaguer in Washington since 1931 ... Zimmerman finishes the year at 14-5 for a Nats team with the best record in the NL ... They share that honor with the Baltimore Orioles, who also finished at 96-66. Beltway world series anyone? And for the third straight year, it's Europe defeating the US 16.5 to 11.5 to win the Ryder Cup... That's the sportswrap, I'm Dylan Scott... Have a great day!)))

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This morning 3 Minute Wrap. Getting you up to speed every morning -- in just 3 minutes.

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Police say a chase reached speeds of 100 miles per hour through Burlington's Old North End. The high speed chase happened around 9 am Sunday -- when police say an officer attempted to stop a female driving a Honda CRV on Main street. The pursuit went on for several minutes winding through residential neighborhoods. Investigator Matt Gonyo -- of the Department of Liquor Control- was the first person in pursuit.

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(27:00 Matt Gonyo/Investigator Vermont Dept. Of Liquor Control)(("I was able to intercept that vehicle as it was travelling west on Main Street in Burlington. I attempted to stop the vehicle and that resulted in a high speed pursuit through the Old North End of Burlington....Speeds were in excess of 100 mph.")) Eventually authorities were able to box in the vehicle on Shore Road and arrested the driver. We do not know her name or what charges she will face.

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Tough terrain made for a tricky rescue at Smuggler's Notch. A woman fell towards the top of the Mountain Saturday -- in an area popular for ice climbing. First responders say she appears to have a broken leg. Responders say the rocky terrain made it difficult to get the victim off the mountain -- But, they say it IS something they train for on a regular basis.

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Two people were killed in Upstate New York -- when two panes collided in mid-air. Police say the it happened near Lancaster Saturday -- at an event designed to introduce children to aviation. Police say a 78-year-old pilot and his 14-year-old passenger died at the scene. The pilot of the other plane and his 9-year-old passenger suffered non-life threatening injuries. The F-A-A is investigating.

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Murder Charges could be filed Monday in the beheading of a woman at a food distribution center in an Oklahoma City suburb. 30-year-old Alton Nolen is suspected of attacking two women and beheading one of them, shortly after being fired Thursday at Vaughan Foods in Moore. Police say the company's chief operating officer, who's also a reserve sheriff's deputy, ended the attack by shooting Nolen. Nolen and the second victim in the attack are both hospitalized and are expected to recover.

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President Obama says U.S. intelligence agencies underestimated the threat from Islamic State militants and overestimated the ability and will of Iraq's army to fight. In an interview on "60 Minutes" on CBS, Obama says militants who had gone "underground" after being squashed in Iraq were able to reconstitute themselves amid the chaos of the Syrian civil war. Obama says the situation calls for both military and political solutions. He says military force is necessary to shrink their capacity, cut off financing and eliminate the flow of foreign fighters. But he says political solutions are also needed that accommodate both Sunnis and Shiites. He says conflicts between the two sects are the biggest cause of conflict throughout the world.

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Japanese soldiers have brought down eight more bodies by helicopter from the peak of a still-erupting volcano, but toxic gases and ash have forced them to suspend the recovery effort. At least 31 people are believed to have died on Mt. Ontake (ahn-TAH'-kay), and only about 12 bodies have been recovered. Mt. Ontake, a popular climbing destination, erupted Saturday, as at least 250 people were going for a hike.

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

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NE clouds: some clouds mixing in with clear areas NE temps/radar: lots of 50s here, some 60s south; a few showers on radar way to north

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1. Moses Robinson played a central role in the founding of our State, but most Vermonters have never heard of him. 2. He was a leader of Vermont's revolt from New York in the early 1770s and a delegate at the convention that declared Vermont to be independent from New York. 3. As a militia colonel and member of the Council of Safety (Vermont's first government) Moses Robinson helped organize Bennington's defense against the forces of British Gen. John Burgoyne at the famous Battle of Bennington and its aftermath. 4. He was part of Thomas Chittenden's inner circle of advisors, and a member of the Governor's Council, during Vermont's formative early years (1777-1786). 5. He was also a friend of Ethan and Ira Allen. 6. But Robinson was also independent minded and disagreed with Chittenden and the Allens on some important issues, most notably the "Haldimand negotiations" and statehood for Vermont. 7. Moses Robinson was Vermont's first chief justice and led the formation of Vermont's judiciary (1778-1789). 8. As president of the constitutional convention of 1786, Robinson presided over the defeat of amendments that would have shifted political power in Vermont away from the people at large in favor of the wealthy elite. 9. As Governor of Vermont 1789-1790, Robinson presided over the settlement of Vermont's longstanding dispute with New York over jurisdiction and land titles, which cleared the way for Vermont to finally become a state. 10. Moses Robinson was one of Vermont's first two U. S. Senators (1791-1795), where he supported the policies of Thomas Jefferson and opposed those of Alexander Hamilton. 11. After his retirement from the Senate, Robinson was viewed as Vermont's elder statesman and helped lead Vermont's Jeffersonian Republicans efforts to defeat the Federalists. 12. So, my book restores Moses Robinson to his rightful place as one of Vermont's most important Founding Fathers. 13. My book also explains, in language written for the average Vermonter, how Vermont came to be.

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An arrow kills a horse in Barton, and State police are looking for the culprit. Authorities say Patricia Russell found one of her horses dead in its pasture... with a severe wound in its hind quarters. State police say the archer's identity and intent remains a mystery -- but believe the incident occured Friday night. If you have any information please contact the State Police Barracks in Derby.

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Tough terrain made for a tricky rescue at Smuggler's Notch. A woman fell towards the top of the Mountain Saturday -- in an area popular for ice climbing. First responders say she appears to have broken her leg. Responders say the rocky terrain made it difficult to get the victim off the mountain -- But, they say it IS something they train for on a regular basis.

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A man accused of a recent stabbing in Wilmington denies committing the crime. Twenty-nine-year-old Joseph Beaton of Wilmington pled not guilty to assault and other charges. Police say, Beaton stabbed another 29-year-old, William Roy of Dover in the neck Thursday. They say the fight started at a pub in town and ended in a near-by home. Roy is in stable condition.

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A reminder for ALL Vermont drivers -- It's almost time to put down those cell phones while behind the wheel. On Wednesday it will be illegal for drivers to use electronic devices -- like cell phones -- while moving. That's unless those devices can be used hands-free. The Department of Emergency Management will spreadthe word tomorrow with automated phone calls. The fine for a first offense will be cost drivers more than 100 dollars, and can reach as high as 500 dollars for follow-up violations. Police can pull over a driver if they see the behavior. Vermont will become the 15th state to be completely hands-off October first.

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7-day forecast: not quite as warm today, but still above average temps with a mix of sun & clouds. Could be a few showers Tuesday in northern NY as a weakening cold front comes down from Canada. Fairly quiet the rest of the week. Finally, some much-needed rain on Saturday. Cooler on Sunday.


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