Mon 25-JUL-2016 Early A.M. News Script

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The Democratic National Convention starts today. As it begins -- there's some drama surrounding Bernie Sanders. It comes after about 27,000 emails from the D-N-C were hacked -- and later leaked online by Wikileaks Some emails are reported to dis-credit Bernie Sanders -- and favor the Hillary Clinton Campaign. But Sanders' campaign manager says he will still back Clinton as the next president. Sanders is scheduled to speak tonight.

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A New Hampshire firefighter dies in the line of duty. Officials say Firefighter Charles Waterbury suffered a medical emergency on the scene of a brush fire in Lyme, New Hampshire. He was taken to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. An autopsy is expected later today.

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A Rutland man blames Pokemon Go .. for a crash in Rutland Town. 21 year old Nicholas (Coach-ah) Coccia told police he was hunting pokemon on his phone .. While driving .. And that caused him to crash. Police say Coccia is also charged with DUI .. After blowing a BAC of point-205.

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A man is arrested -- after driving the wrong way on Interstate 91. Police say 43-year-old Kalpesh Patel was spotted driving south on the northbound side of the highway in Bradford early yesterday. He's now charged with D-U-I as well as Careless and Negligent Operation.

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Two people are stabbed in Middlebury -- now a man faces two counts of attempted murder. Police arrested 52-year-old Ronald Bean. Authorities say he stabbed a mental health agency employee in the head and leg and another person in the upper torso multiple times. The victim's names or conditions have not been released.

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The Democratic National Convention starts today. As it begins -- there's some drama surrounding Bernie Sanders. It comes after about 27,000 emails from the D-N-C were hacked -- and later leaked online by Wikileaks Some emails are reported to dis-credit Bernie Sanders -- and favor the Hillary Clinton Campaign. But Sanders' campaign manager says he will still back Clinton as the next president. Sanders is scheduled to speak tonight.

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((Jeff Weaver/Bernie Sanders Campaign Manager. "The life of the campaign is made more difficult by people with their thumb on the scale. I think what this does demonstrate is that the party's willing to move forward, start anew. They're listening to the voters. We're going to have a fresh start and we're going to go into november .... ((butt)) united to deal with the problem of Donald Trump.")) Sanders is scheduled to speak tonight at the DNC.

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And stay with Channel 3 News -- as our Kyle Midura will be in Philadelphia for the convention. We will have complete coverage all week.

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A New Hampshire firefighter dies in the line of duty. Officials say Firefighter Charles Waterbury suffered a medical emergency on the scene of a brush fire in Lyme, New Hampshire. He was taken to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. An autopsy is expected later today.

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A Rutland man blames Pokemon Go .. for a crash in Rutland Town. 21 year old Nicholas (Coach-ah) Coccia told police he was hunting pokemon on his phone .. While driving .. And that caused him to crash. Police say Coccia is also charged with DUI .. After blowing a BAC of point-205.

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A man is arrested -- after driving the wrong way on Interstate 91. Police say 43-year-old Kalpesh Patel was spotted driving south on the northbound side of the highway in Bradford early yesterday. He's now charged with D-U-I as well as Careless and Negligent Operation.

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Two people are stabbed in Middlebury -- now a man faces two counts of attempted murder. Police arrested 52-year-old Ronald Bean. Authorities say he stabbed a mental health agency employee in the head and leg and another person in the upper torso multiple times. The victim's names or conditions have not been released.

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Starting today ... More than 5 thousand first responders are expected to participate in the 9 day exercise. The drill is happening in more than 50 locations throughout the state .. Officials say the goal is to figure out if and where gaps exist when it comes to responding to a catastrophic event.

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We'll start with sunshine in the AM, but then showers, t-storms, some possibly strong, moving through during the afternoon & evening. A few showers may linger in our northern areas on Tuesday, otherwise it will be a quieter day. The rest of the week is looking pretty good - nice summer weather. The weekend could swing either way - either a couple of nice days, or a clipper-like system could swing through with a few showers & t-storms.

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Artwork is takes over Barre this summer -- Melissa checks out the Soft Bomb Barre display all over town. and a new high tech way police in essex are tracking your speed!

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Today: Starting out quiet and comfy, but turning hot & humid, and then stormy as we get into the afternoon & evening.

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((THANK GARY))

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Crews have been working through the night to try and restore power to the thousands who lost it after this weekend's storms. The severe weather knocked out power to more than 26- thousand customers across Vermont. At last check there were still about 17-hundred customers in the dark this morning. Officials say they hope to get everyone back online today.

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The Democratic National Convention starts today... But not without it's fair share of drama. Reports of thousands of hacked emails from the D-N-C were leaked online. It includes some 27-thousand emails published by the website Wikileaks. Some emails are reported to be dis-crediting Bernie Sanders in favor of the Hillary Clinton Campaign. Sanders' campaign manager says he will continue to back Clinton as the next president.

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((Jeff Weaver/Bernie Sanders Campaign Manager. "The life of the campaign is made more difficult by people with their thumb on the scale. I think what this does demonstrate is that the party's willing to move forward, start anew. They're listening to the voters. We're going to have a fresh start and we're going to go into november .... ((butt)) united to deal with the problem of Donald Trump.")) Bernie Sanders is scheduled to speak tonight .. As the DNC kicks off with a theme of party unity.

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Police arrest a man driving the wrong way on Interstate 91. Early yesterday morning .. Police say 43-year-old Kalpesh Patel was pulled in Bradford. He was driving south on the northbound side of the highway. Patel is charged with Driving Under the Influence and Careless and Negligent Operation.

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A man is arrested after police say he stabbed two people in Middlebury. Police arrested 52-year-old Ronald Bean. He's charged with 2 counts of attempted murder. Police say Bean stabbed a mental health agency employee in the head and leg and another person upper torso multiple time. Officials have not released the victim's names or conditions.

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High intensity strength and conditioning programs like CrossFit -- boot camps and events like Spartan Race have people re-thinking the way they work out. Gina joins us live this morning from the Shelburne Field House where a new program is all the rage. If you're looking for a new way to pump up your workout routine -- warrior training might be just the thing! Rayne Herzog started the program here. ((what is green mountain warrior training?)) ((what does this program target?)) ((who is this for? What skill level?)) ((intimidating))

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((2SHOT)) ((GREEN WALL)) Current: Quiet, comfy start to the day. Local temps: Mostly in the mid/upper 50s into the low 60s. NE clouds: A few clouds & light showers pushed through during the overnight hours, now skies mainly clear, just a few clouds. NE radar/temps: Temps warmer to the south & west. Also line of showers, t-storms way back to the west, moving in our direction. NE dewpoints: Mainly in comfy 50s, but more humid 60s to our south & east will be moving in today, so it will be hot & humid again today. U.S. Rad/sat: Those showers & t-storms are coming along with a cold front that will be moving through the northeast later today. Forecast clouds/precip: We'll start with sunshine in the AM, but then showers, t-storms, some possibly strong, moving through during the afternoon & evening. A few showers may linger in our northern areas on Tuesday, otherwise it will be a quieter day.

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Today: AM sun PM showers, t-storms, some possibly strong Highs: 83 to 90 Wind: S 5 to 15 mph Tonight: Showers, t-storms ending Then clearing Patchy fog Lows: 62 to 68 Wind: SW 5 to 10 mph Tuesday: Partly sunny Chance for a few showers, north Highs:78 to 85 Wind: WNW 10 to 15 mph Extended: Wednesday: Partly cloudy Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 80s Thursday: Partly cloudy Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 80s Friday: Partly cloudy Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 75 to 85 Hyper-Extended: Saturday: Partly cloudy Chance for showers, t-storms Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 75 to 85 Sunday: Partly cloudy Chance for showers, t-storms Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 75 to 85

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Emmet Moseley, Good Food Truck Manager Good Food Truck "Ceviche" Ingredients 2 lbs Rockfish or Snapper, or other white fish. 1-2 hot chili peppers (Serrano or Jalapeno) seeded and diced. 1 large tomato, seeded and cut into 1 inch chunks. 1 small red onion, diced. 1 clove garlic, diced. 1 ripe avocado cut into one inch chunks. 1 Teaspoon salt. 1.5 cups of lemon or lime juice. 1 Tablespoon sugar. 1 Teaspoon toasted cumin seed. 1 small bunch Cilantro stems removed. Preparation: In traditional ceviche, the fish is marinated raw in the lemon juice and it is slowly "cooked" by the citric acid. In our food truck version we gently cook the fish before marinating it. 1. Cut the fish into 1-2 inch chunks. 2. Steam for 4-5 minutes over simmering water until the fish is just cooked through. 3. Chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. 4. While the fish is chilling, combine all the other ingredients save the cilantro and avocado in a large bowl. 5. Marinate the chilled fish for at least 1 hour or overnight in the refrigerator. 6. Stir in Cilantro and Avocado just before serving. 7. Serve cold with tortilla chips, inside corn tortillas or in lettuce cups.

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at least two people are dead and 16 injured during a shooting at a night club in florida. It happened early this morning in fort meyers. Police say there's no known motive. Three people were taken into custody .. We will have more information when it becomes available

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More problems in Rio .. Just 2 weeks ahead of the Olympic Games. 700 Australian athletes and staff will not be staying at the Athlete's Village for at least two days following electrical and plumbing issues. officials say 10 of the 31 olympic dorms are inhabitable. The U.S. Olympic Committee acknowledged the problems -- and expect quick fixes.

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Are you looking for a way to change up your exercise routine? Gina's in Shelburne at the Green Mountain Warriors training! How's it going Gina? We're at the Shelburne Field House this morning where Rayne Herzog combined a few different types of workouts to come up with this new exercise program. ((what is green mountain warrior training?)) ((what does this program target?)) ((who is this for? What skill level?)) ((intimidating))

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a missing father and daughter are found ... The Democratic Chair scrapped from the convention after leaked emails... And a statewide drill kicks off today ... We chat with the organizer just ahead.

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Those power storms caused a lot of damage .. And left thousands without power this weekend.... At last check there were still about 17-hundred customers in the dark this morning. Officials say they hope to get everyone back online today.

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The Democratic National Convention kicks off in Philadelphia today. The theme ... 'United Together'... but a new email scandal involving the Democratic National Committee puts that idea in jeopardy. Jamie Yuccas has the latest.

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Just hours after saying she would step down as DNC chair after the convention is over... Many were surprised to see Debbie Wasserman Shultz appear on stage at the Wells Fargo Center Sunday night. Thousands of hacked emails from Wikileaks lead to The stunning shakeup. The emails suggest DNC staffers favored Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primaries. The Vermont Senator applauded her decision ...but stressed his goal remains the same: (SOT CNN Bernie Sanders) "The focus, though, that I am going to go forward on right now is to make sure that Donald Trump//must not become president of the United States. In her first joint interview with running mate Tim Kaine... Clinton weighed in: (SOT Clinton) I can't speak to what people who were not working for me, who were saying whatever they were saying, I can't speak to that Clinton's campaign manager tried to shift blame away from DNC officials to Russian hackers: (SOT Robby Mook/ Clinton Campaign Manager) Other experts are now saying that the Russians are releasing these emails for the purpose of actually helping Donald Trump (STANDUP Jamie Yuccas CBS News Philadelphia, PA) Security is tight outside this convention area. Authorities are expecting 50 thousand protestors each day of the convention. -nats- Yesterday - thousands of Sanders supporters braved intense heat as they marched downtown: (SOT Dan Kleiman/ protester) "Democratic party's been colluding with Hillary and they're just not being Democratic or fair Sanders is expected to push for party unity ...when he addresses the convention tonight. Jamie Yuccas CBS News Philadelphia.

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More than a dozen members of the Vermont activist group Rights & Democracy are headed to Philadelphia. They say they want to promote and continue Bernie Sanders' political revolution.

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An Orford New Hampshire firefighter dies on the job. Officials say Firefighter Charles Waterbury suffered a medical emergency while at a brush fire in Lyme, New Hampshire. He was pronounced dead at Dartmouth Hitchcock. An autopsy is expected today.

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Starting today ... More than 5 thousand first responders are expected to participate in the weeklong exercise. Melissa has more about the drills...

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It's been three years in the making but today kicks off a statewide emergency exercise run by the Vigilant Guard. I'm joined now by Christopher Herrick who is the director of the event. Thank you for being here. (what does the exercise entail?) (why does this specifically target Vermont?) (is this something the entire country is preparing to go through?) (this includes local, state and federal responders -- what are they being tested on?) (not just for response teams and the guard, but also this exercise includes the health department, why? What are they learning?) (this is truly statewide, how many locations are being used for this exercise?) (happening today through August 2nd?) (what's the goal?) ((responding to catastrophic events)) ((TOSS TO BREAK))

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((2SHOT)) ((GREEN WALL)) Current: Quiet, comfy start to the day. Local temps: Mostly in the mid/upper 50s into the low 60s. NE clouds: A few clouds & light showers pushed through during the overnight hours, now skies mainly clear, just a few clouds. NE radar/temps: Temps warmer to the south & west. Also line of showers, t-storms way back to the west, moving in our direction. NE dewpoints: Mainly in comfy 50s, but more humid 60s to our south & east will be moving in today, so it will be hot & humid again today. U.S. Rad/sat: Those showers & t-storms are coming along with a cold front that will be moving through the northeast later today. Forecast clouds/precip: We'll start with sunshine in the AM, but then showers, t-storms, some possibly strong, moving through during the afternoon & evening. A few showers may linger in our northern areas on Tuesday, otherwise it will be a quieter day.

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Today: AM sun PM showers, t-storms, some possibly strong Highs: 83 to 90 Wind: S 5 to 15 mph Tonight: Showers, t-storms ending Then clearing Patchy fog Lows: 62 to 68 Wind: SW 5 to 10 mph Tuesday: Partly sunny Chance for a few showers, north Highs:78 to 85 Wind: WNW 10 to 15 mph Extended: Wednesday: Partly cloudy Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 80s Thursday: Partly cloudy Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 80s Friday: Partly cloudy Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 75 to 85 Hyper-Extended: Saturday: Partly cloudy Chance for showers, t-storms Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 75 to 85 Sunday: Partly cloudy Chance for showers, t-storms Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 75 to 85

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Emmet Moseley is here with Good Food Truck -- and has his signature recipe for roasted eggplant and fennel salad. (what are some health benefits to this salad) (easy to do?) (any prepping to do ahead of time?) with Mint and Yogurt Dressing. 2 Lbs Eggplant (Italian or Japanese work well) 1 medium bulb of fennel, shaved as thin as possible. cup fresh mint, cut into small ribbons. 1 Tablespoon salt. 1 tablespoon Smoked Paprika. cup Olive oil. Dressing: 1 Cup yogurt. Cup Lemon Juice. 1 Teaspoon Chopped preserved lemon or the zest of one lemon. cup olive oil. Preparation: 1. Cut the eggplant into 1 inch cubes, toss with salt and drain in a warm place over a colander for 30 minutes. 2. While the eggplant is draining, core and slice the fennel first in half, then into half moon-shaped slices, as thinly as possible (use a mandolin if one is available). 3. Once the eggplant has softened, pat dry with paper towels, coat well with olive oil and roast at 375 until browned all over and very soft. 4. While the eggplant is roasting combine all the ingredients for the dressing in a large bowl and whisk until well blended. 5. Let cool, add the fennel, paprika and mint leaves. 6. Drizzle with dressing and serve at room temperature alongside grilled meats or fish.

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((DR. CARRIE OLSON/LONGTRAIL VETERINARY CENTER TD: Good morning from the Long Trail Veterinary Center in Williston. We're here with Dr. Carrie Olson, thanks so much for having us! CO: Thanks for being here. TD: And, we have Leo. CO: Yes, this is Leo! TD: How old is Leo? CO: Leo is 5 months old. TD: 5 months old. Okay, so still a puppy? CO: Yes, very much still a puppy. TD: It's a lot of work? CO: It is! TD: And I would think that the first couple of days can be the hardest? CO: Yes, definitely. And when you're bringing a puppy home for the first time, whether it's from a shelter or a breeder or a rescue, it really helps to have an area setup in the house ahead of time that's going to be the puppy room, or the puppy area. So - something that's easy to clean that's puppy-proofed already with anything that could be dangerous put out of the way, a nice comfy bed for them. If you're going to do crate training, you want to have the crate there in that area - and have the crate open for them so that they can check it out on their own terms to start with. So those are kind of just - having that safe space for them is great when they're first coming home. TD: What are some of the risks or dangers that puppies can be exposed to in the home? CO: One of the most common things is eating stuff they're not supposed to. Things like socks, kids toys, legos; food that they're not supposed to, like chocolate or grapes or raisins. So making sure, electrical cords, making sure all of those things are out of their reach because they don't know any better and their going to try and put everything in their mouths because they're just like babies. TD: How can you make visits to the vet a little bit easier for you and your puppy? CO: One thing is just getting him used to being touched everywhere. So, when you're at home with them - playing with their ears, playing with their feet - getting them used to being touched all over so that when they come to the vet it's not the first time someone's trying to look in their ears or look in their mouth to check their teeth. So, practicing those things at home can make the first trip a lot easier. The other thing you can do is you can make -- when you first bring them home, after a few days, even if you're just going into schedule the vet appointment, bring them with you - and just weigh him and give him a treat. Tell him he's a good boy, and make it something easy. TD: I would think that you really just want to get them comfortable? CO: Right, exactly. That's the biggest thing. TD: Are there any specific health concerns for puppies here in Vermont? CO: We do have a lot of ticks and flees, and we do have heartworm disease here. So, making sure that you get him on an appropriate flee and tick and heartworm preventative, and you can talk to your vet about that. The other thing would be to talk to your vet about vaccinating him for lyme and lepto-sporosis. Both of those are diseases that we have in this area, especially if you're out in the woods or hiking with them. Those are some of the more Vermont-specific things that we see. TD: So prepare, know what's out there, know what's going on - talk to your vet! CO: Yep, and have patience. They're totally worth it, but they require a lot of patience. And they just want to do the right thing, but they don't always know what that is to start with. But it's totally worth it. TD: Alright, well Leo and Dr. Olson - thanks so much for having us this morning. CO: Thank you very much.))

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Utility crews have been working all night to restore power to thousands after this weekend's storms. More than 26- thousand customers across Vermont were without power after the storms rolled through. The lights are back on for most customers this morning ... But about 17-hundred customers still in the dark. Officials say they hope to get everyone back online today.

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A New Hampshire firefighter dies in the line of duty. Officials say Firefighter Charles Waterbury suffered a medical emergency on the scene of a brush fire in Lyme, New Hampshire. He was taken to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. An autopsy is expected later today.

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The Democratic National Convention starts today. As it begins -- there's some drama surrounding Bernie Sanders. It comes after about 27,000 emails from the D-N-C were hacked -- and later leaked online by Wikileaks Some emails are reported to dis-credit Bernie Sanders -- and favor the Hillary Clinton Campaign. But Sanders' campaign manager says he will still back Clinton as the next president.

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((Jeff Weaver/Bernie Sanders Campaign Manager. "The life of the campaign is made more difficult by people with their thumb on the scale. I think what this does demonstrate is that the party's willing to move forward, start anew. They're listening to the voters. We're going to have a fresh start and we're going to go into november .... ((butt)) united to deal with the problem of Donald Trump.")) Sanders is scheduled to speak tonight at the DNC.

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Two people are stabbed in Middlebury -- now a man faces two counts of attempted murder. Police arrested 52-year-old Ronald Bean. Authorities say he stabbed a mental health agency employee in the head and leg and another person in the upper torso multiple times. The victim's names or conditions have not been released.

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And -- that's a wrap. Gary, c'mon, give up the forecast.

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We'll start with sunshine in the AM, but then showers, t-storms, some possibly strong, moving through during the afternoon & evening. A few showers may linger in our northern areas on Tuesday, otherwise it will be a quieter day. The rest of the week is looking pretty good - nice summer weather. The weekend could swing either way - either a couple of nice days, or a clipper-like system could swing through with a few showers & t-storms.

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We'll start with sunshine in the AM, but then showers, t-storms, some possibly strong, moving through during the afternoon & evening. A few showers may linger in our northern areas on Tuesday, otherwise it will be a quieter day. The rest of the week is looking pretty good - nice summer weather. The weekend could swing either way - either a couple of nice days, or a clipper-like system could swing through with a few showers & t-storms.

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Today: Starting out quiet and comfy, but turning hot & humid, and then stormy as we get into the afternoon & evening.

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((THANK GARY))

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Crews have been working through the night to try and restore power to the thousands who lost it after this weekend's storms. The severe weather knocked out power to more than 26- thousand customers across Vermont. Green Mountain Power says crews from out-of-state were brought in for support. As of this morning ... power has been restored to most of the customers ... At last check there were still about 19-hundred customers without power. Officials say they hope to get everyone back online today.

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The Democratic National Convention starts today... But not without it's fair share of drama. Reports of thousands of hacked emails from the D-N-C were leaked online. It includes some 27-thousand emails with attachments. The website Wikileaks published the correspondence -- which includes messages from the Party's Communications Director and its National Finance Director. Some emails are reported to be dis-crediting Bernie Sanders in favor of the Hillary Clinton Campaign. Sanders' campaign manager says the Vermont Senator will continue to back Clinton as the next president.

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((Jeff Weaver/Bernie Sanders Campaign Manager. "The life of the campaign is made more difficult by people with their thumb on the scale. I think what this does demonstrate is that the party's willing to move forward, start anew. They're listening to the voters. We're going to have a fresh start and we're going to go into november .... ((butt)) united to deal with the problem of Donald Trump.")) Following the leak, Donald Trump's campaign manager has already weighed in on their reaction and what it could mean for the Democratic party.

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((Paul Manafort, Donald Trump Campaign Manager "It put the democratic national committee at risk and exposed the fact it's a rigged political primary system against Bernie Sanders and our concern is broader than that. Think about a server, unsecured in a closet in Hillary Clinton's home in New York. That was even more vulnerable than going on at the DNC.")) Bernie Sanders is scheduled to speak tonight .. As the DNC kicks off with a theme of party unity.

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Our Kyle Midura will be in Philadelphia for the convention. We will have complete coverage all week--right here on WCAX.

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Police arrest a man driving the wrong way on Interstate 91. Early yesterday morning .. Police say 43-year-old Kalpesh Patel was pulled in Bradford. He was driving south on the northbound side of the highway. Patel is charged with Driving Under the Influence and Careless and Negligent Operation.

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A Rutland man blames Pokemon Go .. for a crash in Rutland Town. 21 year old Nicholas (Coach-ah) Coccia told police he was hunting pokemon on his phone .. While driving .. And that caused him to crash. Police say Coccia is also charged with DUI .. After blowing a BAC of point-205.

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A man is arrested after police say he stabbed two people in Middlebury. After searching for a few hours last night ... Police found and arrested 52-year-old Ronald Bean. He's charged with 2 counts of attempted murder. Police say Bean stabbed a mental health agency employee in the head and leg and another person upper torso multiple times-- before fleeing the scene. Officials have not released the victim's names or conditions.

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High intensity strength and conditioning programs like CrossFit -- boot camps and events like Spartan Race have people re-thinking the way they work out. Gina joins us live this morning from the Shelburne Field House where a new program is all the rage. If you're looking for a new way to pump up your workout routine -- warrior training might be just the thing! Rayne Herzog started the program here. ((what is green mountain warrior training?)) ((what does this program target?)) ((who is this for? What skill level?)) ((intimidating))

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((2SHOT)) ((GREEN WALL)) Current: Quiet, comfy start to the day. Local temps: Mostly in the mid/upper 50s into the low 60s. NE clouds: A few clouds & light showers pushed through during the overnight hours, now skies mainly clear, just a few clouds. NE radar/temps: Temps warmer to the south & west. Also line of showers, t-storms way back to the west, moving in our direction. NE dewpoints: Mainly in comfy 50s, but more humid 60s to our south & east will be moving in today, so it will be hot & humid again today. U.S. Rad/sat: Those showers & t-storms are coming along with a cold front that will be moving through the northeast later today. Forecast clouds/precip: We'll start with sunshine in the AM, but then showers, t-storms, some possibly strong, moving through during the afternoon & evening. A few showers may linger in our northern areas on Tuesday, otherwise it will be a quieter day.

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Today: AM sun PM showers, t-storms, some possibly strong Highs: 83 to 90 Wind: S 5 to 15 mph Tonight: Showers, t-storms ending Then clearing Patchy fog Lows: 62 to 68 Wind: SW 5 to 10 mph Tuesday: Partly sunny Chance for a few showers, north Highs:78 to 85 Wind: WNW 10 to 15 mph Extended: Wednesday: Partly cloudy Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 80s Thursday: Partly cloudy Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 80s Friday: Partly cloudy Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 75 to 85 Hyper-Extended: Saturday: Partly cloudy Chance for showers, t-storms Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 75 to 85 Sunday: Partly cloudy Chance for showers, t-storms Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 75 to 85

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Two nephews of Venezuela's First Lady have confessed to attempting to smuggle cocaine into the U-S. Court documents filed in New York say the First Lady's nephews -- Francisco Flores De Freitas and Efrain Antonio Campo Flores -- were arrested in Haiti last November by drug enforcement agents. Later they admitted to their efforts in smuggling almost 18-hundred pounds of the drug. They now face drug conspiracy charges.

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More problems in Rio .. Just 2 weeks ahead of the Olympic Games. Australia's Olympic team leader decided the country's 700 athletes and staff will not be staying at the Athlete's Village for at least two days following electrical and plumbing issues. The 31-building village is expected to house 18-thousand athletes and team members -- and officials say 10 of those buildings are inhabitable. The U.S. Olympic Committee acknowledged there were small problems -- Game officials expect the move out will be temporary.

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Gas prices dropped to the lowest level for the month of July in 12 years -- An average of 2-dollars and 19-cents according to AAA. That's about 57-cents less than this time last year. Analysts project prices will continue to fall through the end of the year.

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A Colorado man is being called a hero this morning after rescuing a bear from a sticky situation... Get this, for about one week, this black bear got its head stuck in a cheese puffs bucket. While it may look pretty funny, the bear wasn't able to eat in that time. But this man attempted to free the bear -- and was able to throw a lasso over him. With the help of Wildlife officials, the bear is roaming free.

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We were wondering how much has Pokemon Go taken over the universe... Apparently a lot! The game launched July 6th and Apple officials say it has remained in the number one spot for 'Apple's Most Downloaded App' ever since. While we don't know the number of downloads, investment experts say in-game purchases for Pokemon Go translate into 3-billion dollars for Apple over the next year or 2. And researchers say the game is being played more than the average person checks their facebook, snapchat or twitter.

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Today: Starting out quiet and comfy, but turning hot & humid, and then stormy as we get into the afternoon & evening.

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Police need your help after a father and daughter went missing. They were last seen in Lyndonville... The Democratic Chair scrapped from the convention after leaked emails... And Gina is putting her strength to the test -- trying to flip a 400 pound tire this morning at Green Mountain Warrior Training!

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Today: Starting out quiet and comfy, but turning hot & humid, and then stormy as we get into the afternoon & evening.

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This just ... at least two people are dead and 16 injured during a shooting at a night club in florida. It happened early this morning in fort meyers. Police say there's no known motive. We will have more information when it becomes availab.e

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Those power storms caused a lot of damage .. And left thousands without power this weekend.... At last check there were still about 19-hundred customers in the dark this morning. Officials say they hope to get everyone back online today.

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The Democratic National Convention kicks off in Philadelphia today. The theme ... 'United Together'... but a new email scandal involving the Democratic National Committee puts that idea in jeopardy. Jamie Yuccas has the latest.

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Just hours after saying she would step down as DNC chair after the convention is over... Many were surprised to see Debbie Wasserman Shultz appear on stage at the Wells Fargo Center Sunday night. Thousands of hacked emails from Wikileaks lead to The stunning shakeup. The emails suggest DNC staffers favored Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primaries. The Vermont Senator applauded her decision ...but stressed his goal remains the same: (SOT CNN Bernie Sanders) "The focus, though, that I am going to go forward on right now is to make sure that Donald Trump//must not become president of the United States. In her first joint interview with running mate Tim Kaine... Clinton weighed in: (SOT Clinton) I can't speak to what people who were not working for me, who were saying whatever they were saying, I can't speak to that Clinton's campaign manager tried to shift blame away from DNC officials to Russian hackers: (SOT Robby Mook/ Clinton Campaign Manager) Other experts are now saying that the Russians are releasing these emails for the purpose of actually helping Donald Trump (STANDUP Jamie Yuccas CBS News Philadelphia, PA) Security is tight outside this convention area. Authorities are expecting 50 thousand protestors each day of the convention. -nats- Yesterday - thousands of Sanders supporters braved intense heat as they marched downtown: (SOT Dan Kleiman/ protester) "Democratic party's been colluding with Hillary and they're just not being Democratic or fair Sanders is expected to push for party unity ...when he addresses the convention tonight. Jamie Yuccas CBS News Philadelphia.

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More than a dozen members of the Vermont activist group Rights & Democracy are headed to Philadelphia for demonstrations outside the Democratic National Convention. They say they want to promote and continue Bernie Sanders' political revolution.

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Vermont State Police need your help this morning .. To find a stepfather and daughter who went missing yesterday. Police say 35-year old Jason Fournier and 8-year old Ambyr Tripp were reported missing after leaving to go canoeing earlier in the day. They were last seen going north on Main Street in Lyndonville. Anyone with information is asked to call V-S-P.

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An Orford New Hampshire firefighter dies on the job. Officials say Firefighter Charles Waterbury suffered a medical emergency while at a brush fire in Lyme, New Hampshire. He was brought to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. An autopsy is expected today.

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Aides to Governor Peter Shumlin plan to brief lawmakers on their proposal on the 20-17 Fiscal budget this morning. They say the proposed 21-million dollar downgrade will not affect state programs. Officials say the state spent about 28-million dollars less on Medicaid than was projected. The public will be able to weigh in at 11a.m.

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Bringing a new puppy home can be tough -- and so can be getting him ready for the vet! But -- luckily -- we've got some tips from the experts -- in this week's Everything Animals.

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((DR. CARRIE OLSON/LONGTRAIL VETERINARY CENTER TD: Good morning from the Long Trail Veterinary Center in Williston. We're here with Dr. Carrie Olson, thanks so much for having us! CO: Thanks for being here. TD: And, we have Leo. CO: Yes, this is Leo! TD: How old is Leo? CO: Leo is 5 months old. TD: 5 months old. Okay, so still a puppy? CO: Yes, very much still a puppy. TD: It's a lot of work? CO: It is! TD: And I would think that the first couple of days can be the hardest? CO: Yes, definitely. And when you're bringing a puppy home for the first time, whether it's from a shelter or a breeder or a rescue, it really helps to have an area setup in the house ahead of time that's going to be the puppy room, or the puppy area. So - something that's easy to clean that's puppy-proofed already with anything that could be dangerous put out of the way, a nice comfy bed for them. If you're going to do crate training, you want to have the crate there in that area - and have the crate open for them so that they can check it out on their own terms to start with. So those are kind of just - having that safe space for them is great when they're first coming home. TD: What are some of the risks or dangers that puppies can be exposed to in the home? CO: One of the most common things is eating stuff they're not supposed to. Things like socks, kids toys, legos; food that they're not supposed to, like chocolate or grapes or raisins. So making sure, electrical cords, making sure all of those things are out of their reach because they don't know any better and their going to try and put everything in their mouths because they're just like babies. TD: How can you make visits to the vet a little bit easier for you and your puppy? CO: One thing is just getting him used to being touched everywhere. So, when you're at home with them - playing with their ears, playing with their feet - getting them used to being touched all over so that when they come to the vet it's not the first time someone's trying to look in their ears or look in their mouth to check their teeth. So, practicing those things at home can make the first trip a lot easier. The other thing you can do is you can make -- when you first bring them home, after a few days, even if you're just going into schedule the vet appointment, bring them with you - and just weigh him and give him a treat. Tell him he's a good boy, and make it something easy. TD: I would think that you really just want to get them comfortable? CO: Right, exactly. That's the biggest thing. TD: Are there any specific health concerns for puppies here in Vermont? CO: We do have a lot of ticks and flees, and we do have heartworm disease here. So, making sure that you get him on an appropriate flee and tick and heartworm preventative, and you can talk to your vet about that. The other thing would be to talk to your vet about vaccinating him for lyme and lepto-sporosis. Both of those are diseases that we have in this area, especially if you're out in the woods or hiking with them. Those are some of the more Vermont-specific things that we see. TD: So prepare, know what's out there, know what's going on - talk to your vet! CO: Yep, and have patience. They're totally worth it, but they require a lot of patience. And they just want to do the right thing, but they don't always know what that is to start with. But it's totally worth it. TD: Alright, well Leo and Dr. Olson - thanks so much for having us this morning. CO: Thank you very much.))

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((2SHOT)) ((GREEN WALL)) Current: Quiet, comfy start to the day. Local temps: Mostly in the mid/upper 50s into the low 60s. NE clouds: A few clouds & light showers pushed through during the overnight hours, now skies mainly clear, just a few clouds. NE radar/temps: Temps warmer to the south & west. Also line of showers, t-storms way back to the west, moving in our direction. NE dewpoints: Mainly in comfy 50s, but more humid 60s to our south & east will be moving in today, so it will be hot & humid again today. U.S. Rad/sat: Those showers & t-storms are coming along with a cold front that will be moving through the northeast later today. Forecast clouds/precip: We'll start with sunshine in the AM, but then showers, t-storms, some possibly strong, moving through during the afternoon & evening. A few showers may linger in our northern areas on Tuesday, otherwise it will be a quieter day.

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Today: AM sun PM showers, t-storms, some possibly strong Highs: 83 to 90 Wind: S 5 to 15 mph Tonight: Showers, t-storms ending Then clearing Patchy fog Lows: 62 to 68 Wind: SW 5 to 10 mph Tuesday: Partly sunny Chance for a few showers, north Highs:78 to 85 Wind: WNW 10 to 15 mph Extended: Wednesday: Partly cloudy Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 80s Thursday: Partly cloudy Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 80s Friday: Partly cloudy Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 75 to 85 Hyper-Extended: Saturday: Partly cloudy Chance for showers, t-storms Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 75 to 85 Sunday: Partly cloudy Chance for showers, t-storms Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 75 to 85

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Starting today ... More than 5 thousand first responders are expected to participate in the 9 day exercise. The drill is happening in more than 50 locations throughout the state .. Officials say the goal is to figure out if and where gaps exist when it comes to responding to a catastrophic event. We'll have more on training at 630 .. With a live interview with one of the organizers

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Are you looking for a way to change up your exercise routine? Gina found one that has people flipping out in Shelburne -- Green Mountain Warriors training! How's it going Gina? We're at the Shelburne Field House this morning where Rayne Herzog combined a few different types of workouts to come up with this new exercise program. ((what is green mountain warrior training?)) ((what does this program target?)) ((who is this for? What skill level?)) ((intimidating))

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((For the past 10 years, crossfit enthusiasts from around the world have converged on Carson, California, competing in a series of intense workout routines in an effort to be crowned "world's fittest athlete." On Sunday, a Colchester resident and UVM grad did just that. --- Mat Fraser is the 2016 champion of the Crossfit Games. The new "world's fittest athlete" earned his title over a 15-competition slog, including events known as Rope Chipper, the Separator, and Suicide Sprint. Athletes earned points based on their finish in each event, with 100 going to the winner. The representative of Champlain Valley Crossfit in Williston was so dominant that he had actually wrapped up the title before the final event, and finished with a total of one thousand-96 points. After finishing second the last two years, Fraser says he's happy but won't rest on his laurels. --- ((Fraser: "feels great, it's just a year of hard work paying off. I'm gonna keep doing what I'm doing, always working my weaknesses and just working hard, and just doing the best I can. Can't do anything else.")) --- Tonight, the Lake Monsters continue a series at tri City while the Mountaineers and Nighthawks do battle in Montpelier. With your sportswrap, I'm Jack Fitzsimmons.))

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Almanac: A little cooler and less humid yesterday, and dry. Severe Potential: We are under a "marginal" threat for severe weather today. What to Expect: Showers, t-storms in afternoon & evening could bring strong, potentially damaging wind gusts again.

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Eliza Larson has the story.

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((TC 15:44:14 TITLE 8917 Eliza Larson/reporter: "so what kind of medal is this?" Fike: "so these are silver stars. their the third highest decoration in our services." 15:50:17)) Captain Zachariah Fike would not call himself a history buff -- but by spending years studying United States military medals -- he's stored up enough knowledge to know many medals never meet their rightful recipients. ((TC 02:57:22 Title 8907 Capt. Zachariah Fike/Purple Hearts Reunited: "essentially our mission is to return lost or stolen medals of valor either to the veterans who earned them or to their families." 03:04:06)) This mission is why the Military Times chose to give him the "soldier of the Year" award. He's the first Vermonter to receive it. ((TC 02:41:20 Title 8907 Capt. Zachariah Fike/Purple Hearts Reunited: "its a great opportunity to tell the world who vermont is, as small as we are." 02:45:28)) At a ceremony in Washington DC -- Fike joined four other recipients on stage. Each from each branch of the military -- army, navy, marines, and the air force-- and also the coast guard. Each honorary with a different reason for being up there. But now -- the ceremony is over. And it's back to work for Captain Fike. ((TC 08:29:10 Title 8907 Capt. Zachariah Fike/Purple Hearts Reunited: "we're keeping history alive. Veteran populations are declining by the month. We lose 30 thousand veterans per month." 08:37:02)) To date -- Fike's organization -- Purple Hearts Reunited -- has returned 300 medals. That's only a small dent in the collection Fike has recovered. He's working on returning more than 700 items now. ((TC 03:38:01 Title 8907 Capt. Zachariah Fike/Purple Hearts Reunited: "believe it or not there's actually collectors across the country that actually pursue these medals and trade them like baseball cards." 03:43:13)) Fike says about half of the medals, dog tags, and other things that get sent to him are found at garage sales or antique shops -- but many are traded and sold by collectors for profit. He says an average medal goes for around 300 dollars. ((TC 04:30:19 Title 8907 Capt. Zachariah Fike/Purple Hearts Reunited: "quite frankly I don't know how they sleep at night." 04:32:25)) Fike says he spends his foundation's resources trying to obtain those items -- so they can be returned to the service member they were originally intended. ((tc 05:19:12 Title 8907 Capt. Zachariah Fike/Purple Hearts Reunited: "it brought some closure to their lives. it was more than returning a medal." 05:23:23)) From his home in Georgia, Vermont -- he's connected with veterans all the country -- giving them back a rewarding piece of their history Eliza Larson. Channel 3 News. Burlington.

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