Mon 08-FEB-2016 Early A.M. News Script

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Vermont State police arrest a tractor trailer driver .. Who's blood alcohol level was more than 8 times the legal limit. Police were called to the Highgate Port of Entry on Interstate 89 yesterday .. Just before 7 p-m. Officers say 56 year old Robert Thomas of Quebec appeared to be intoxicated. A preliminary breath test revealed his BAC was point 331 percent -- 8 times the legal limit of point-04 percent for commercial truck drivers. Thomas was arrested for suspicion of DUI.

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Vermont State Police say a missing Indiana man has been found.. Police were searching for 27-year-old Matthew Richards after he was reported missing in Indiana .. There was reason to believe he could have been in Vermont.. But he was located, safe in Indiana.

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A busy weekend turns into a busy Monday -- with the countdown to the New Hampshire primary, with voters heading to the polls in just over 24 hours. Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders -- both holding rallies today across the state today. Clinton will campaign her husband and daughter -- while Sanders hosts a concert at UNH. Republicans also have busy schedules -- Donald Trump is hosting multiple town halls, while Marco Rubio tours defence company BAE Systems. Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush, Carly Fiorina, Jim Gilmore and Chris Christie all have town halls setup at various spots across the state.

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Donald Trump's rally at Plymouth State University falls flat with many students and undecided voters in the crowd. 45 minutes into his speech yesterday, a steady stream of attendees were seen leaving. The billionaire businessman began his day with a stop at a Manchester restaurant greeting diners.

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Light snow moving in late, trace - 3" by Tue. AM. Another trace - 2" on Tue. More snow showers Wed. & Thu. Turning very cold & windy Fri. into weekend.

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Vermont State police arrest a tractor trailer driver .. Who's blood alcohol level was more than 8 times the legal limit. Police were called to the Highgate Port of Entry on Interstate 89 yesterday .. Just before 7 p-m. Officers say 56 year old Robert Thomas of Quebec attempted to cross in to the U-S in a tractor trailer .. And appeared to be intoxicated. A preliminary breath test revealed his BAC was point 331 percent -- 8 times the legal limit of point-04 percent for commercial truck drivers. Thomas was arrested for suspicion of DUI.

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Police say they clocked a New Hampshire man driving more than 100 miles per hour. On Saturday night .. Officials say 26-year-old Tyler Murch was clocked going 105 miles per hour on Interstate 93 in Holderness. Police weren't able to catch up to the Grafton man until Ashland. He's now facing charges.

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A very busy two days ahead for Vermont's Senator Bernie Sanders. Today -- he's holding multiple voting rallies in Nashua, Manchester and Derry. And then tonight -- as he continues to build on younger supporters -- hosting a concert at UNH in Durham. It will feature artists like Matt Nathanson and Jonathan Fishman from the group Phish. On Primary night -- he hosts a watch party at Concord High School.

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On the Republican side -- candidates are also spending their last few days trying to win over voters. They faced off in a debate over the weekend in Manchester, New Hampshire -- and continue to hold events across the state today. A recent poll of likely Republican primary voters shows Ted Cruz in third... Marco Rubio in second ...and Donald Trump in first.

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Three girls from South Burlington take the trip of a lifetime -- and turn it into a project for good. Ellie Hall, Emma Owens, and Hannah Fisher traveled to Haiti to install water filters in poor Haitian communities. The girls say local water supplies were contaminated with bacteria like cholera. They learned that water-born infections and diseases were causing major problems for the people -- and were inspired to raise money for more water filters to be installed in the country.

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(TC 58:06:02 Title 5428)((Hannah Fisher/South Burlington Junior: "literally it's a plastic bucket, big rocks, little rocks, sand then a bio layer that is made by the water." 58:15:28)) Their goal is to raise more than 80 thousand that will go toward the purchase and installation of the water filters.

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Light snow moving in late, trace - 3" by Tue. AM. Another trace - 2" on Tue. More snow showers Wed. & Thu. Turning very cold & windy Fri. into weekend.

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((THANK GARY)) ((the NH primary is tomorrow -- many people wondering will Hillary flip the script from Iowa? )) Let's check in with Eva now who's live in Manchester New Hampshire talking to voters this morning before they head to the polls.

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Voters in New Hampshire are known for waiting until the very last minute. ((Ilona Reinitzer, Undeclared Voter, 00:02:52:14 - 00:03:04:28, It's probably between Hillary, Bernie Sanders, Trump or Cruz. Eva: WOW. Ilona: I know. Those are all very different candidates. Very different candidates.)) This family from Litchfield still has not decided who they'll vote for in the first in the nation primary. They are socially liberal but fiscally conservative. For them, there's no single candidate that fits the bill. ((Samuel Munnelly, Future Voter, 00:04:43:28 - 00:04:53:10, I think I'm going to sway Republican on my fiscal views because I think it's more important to regulate the spending of the country and I think the Republicans will take care of that.)) We met a Manchester family of Carly Fiorina supporters who attended a political event for the first time. ((Scott Sullivan, Carly Fiorina Supporter)) 00:11:23:17 - 00:11:26:09 Personally, I think she's more intelligent than the other candidates. ((Nikki Sullivan, Carly Fiorina Supporter)) 00:09:56:13 - 00:10:00:10 I rather focus on the politicians themselves rather than what party they are from. But just because they support her now doesn't mean their minds won't change. They also like Bernie Sanders. ((Nikki Sullivan, Carly Fiorina Supporter, 00:10:15:21 - 00:10:17:29)) He's on the back burner.

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We should mention we're meeting young people who are not quite 18 yet so they won't be able to vote in the primary but they're very much tapped into what's going on because they will be able to vote in the general election. Nothing is a foregone conclusion here in New Hampshire… because voters take their role in this process so seriously… many won't decide until they go right into that voting booth.

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A very busy two days ahead for Vermont's Senator Bernie Sanders. This -- after an appearance on Saturday Night Live over the weekend -- and a rally in Portsmouth, New Hampshire yesterday. Today -- he's holding multiple voting rallies in Nashua, Manchester and Derry. And then tonight -- as he continues to build on younger supporters -- hosting a concert at UNH in Durham. It will feature artists like Matt Nathanson and Jonathan Fishman from the group Phish. On Primary night -- he hosts a watch party at Concord High School.

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Just two days before the New Hampshire primary -- and still down in most polls... Hillary Clinton left the state for a community meeting in Flint, Michigan -- where the community continues to suffer from catastrophe. Drinking water was contaminated with lead after the city's water supply source was changed to save money several years ago. Clinton said it is QUOTE "unacceptable" and "immoral." CNN will be hosting a Democratic debate in Flint next month -- just two days before the Michigan primary.

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On the Republican side -- candidates are also spending their last few days trying to win over voters. They faced off in a debate over the weekend in Manchester, New Hampshire -- and continue to hold events across the state today. A recent poll of likely Republican primary voters shows Ted Cruz in third... Marco Rubio in second ...and Donald Trump in first.

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Vermont State police arrest a tractor trailer driver .. Who's blood alcohol level was more than 4 times the legal limit. Police were called to the Highgate Port of Entry on Interstate 89 yesterday .. Just before 7 p-m. Officers say 56 year old Robert Thomas of Quebec attempted to cross in to the U-S in a tractor trailer .. And appeared to be intoxicated. A preliminary breath test revealed his BAC was point 331 percent -- four times the legal limit of point-08 percent. Thomas was arrested for suspicion of DUI.

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Police say they clocked a New Hampshire man driving more than 100 miles per hour. On Saturday night .. Officials say 26-year-old Tyler Murch was clocked going 105 miles per hour on Interstate 93 in Holderness. Police weren't able to catch up to the Grafton man until Ashland. He's now facing charges.

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A Winooski man is charged with Lewd and Lascivious Conduct. 63-year-old Richard Lowell was arrested after police received a 911 call from a woman who reported being the victim of a sexual assault. Last February-- Lowell was charged with burglary and sexual assault after police say they responded to East Avenue for a report someone broke into a female's apartment and was standing over her bed.

12} MISSING11_VO


Vermont State Police say a missing Indiana man has been found.. Police were searching for 27-year-old Matthew Richards after he was reported missing in Indiana .. There was reason to believe he could have been in Vermont.. But he was located, safe in Indiana.

13} HAITI_7X_VO


Three girls from South Burlington take the trip of a lifetime -- and turn it into a project for good. Ellie Hall, Emma Owens, and Hannah Fisher traveled to Haiti to install water filters in poor Haitian communities. The girls say local water supplies were contaminated with bacteria like cholera. They learned that water-born infections and diseases were causing major problems for the people -- and were inspired to raise money for more water filters to be installed in the country.

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(TC 58:06:02 Title 5428)((Hannah Fisher/South Burlington Junior: "literally it's a plastic bucket, big rocks, little rocks, sand then a bio layer that is made by the water." 58:15:28)) Their goal is to raise more than 80 thousand that will go toward the purchase and installation of the water filters.

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((2SHOT)) ((GREEN WALL)) Light snow moving in late, trace - 3" by Tue. AM. Another trace - 2" on Tue. More snow showers Wed. & Thu. Turning very cold & windy Fri. into weekend.

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Today: Cloudy Light snow moving in late Highs: 25 to 32 Wind: NNE 5 to 15 mph Tonight: Light snow Trace - 3" by AM Lows: 15 to 22 Wind: NNE 5 to 15 mph Tuesday: Periods of light snow Another trace - 2" Highs: 23 to 30 Wind: Variable 5 to 10 mph Extended: Wednesday: Snow showers Lows: 12 to 22 Highs: 25 to 35 Thursday: Snow showers Lows: 10 to 20 Highs: 20s Friday: Mostly cloudy Chance for snow showers Lows: -5 to 5 Highs: 10 to 20 Hyper-Extended: Saturday: Mostly cloudy Chance for snow Bitter cold Lows: 5 to -10 Highs: 0 to 10 Sunday: Partly sunny Cold Lows: -5 to -20 Highs: 5 to 15

17} FATBIKING8X_WVO


The past couple years have been great for fat tire bikes -- with plenty of snow to coat the riding trails. But this year's wacky weather creates a freeze-thaw cycle that makes it hard to ride without ruining the trails. That's forcing some events to be canceled .. Or postponed. This weekend .. The Frozen Onion in Montpelier was canceled and pushed back to March 13th.

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North Korea claims it launched a satellite rocket into space Sunday. The country says it was for scientific and peaceful purposes but is being viewed by other nations as a front to test a ballistic missile. This month North Korea's state own media said it's ready to use nuclear weapons at any time. The US Embassador to the U-N says all council members plan to come up with a aggressive response to .. What she calls North Korea's direct threat to global peace and security.

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New information about an explosion last week onboard a Somali passenger plane. Somali intelligence officials say two airport workers handled a laptop that concealed a bomb that later exploded on the plane. Sources say the laptop was rigged to explode mid-flight. Somali authorities have arrested more than 20 people in connection with the explosion.

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Crews in New York City work to remove piece of the crane that collapsed on Friday ... The crane came crashing down in Tribeca .. Killing one person. It was cut up into pieces yesterday .. And hauled away .. Crews hope to reopen the street in time for this morning's commute.

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Move over broccoli and fish ... Maple Syrup is taking over! Researchers say maple syrup is considered a super food because it contains high levels of antioxidants that boost the immune system. The University of Rhode Island study also found that sweet syrup has compounds which could help manage Type 2 diabetes, as well as acting as anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory agents.

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New studies show that young adults should be thinking about their cholesterol levels. Findings show that having high cholesterol early on can put you at much greater risk for heart problems when you're older.

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((Dr. Ann Marie Navar/Cardiology Fellow Duke University) So specifically for every 10 years a person has high cholesterol by the time they are 55 their future risk of heart disease was increased about a third. The american heart association the american college of cardiology do recommend screening early adults screening young adults for high cholesterol and then repeat screenings every five years if risk factors change.)) Doctors say diet and exercise are the main changes that can be made at any age -- but medicine might be needed to keep it in check.

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Residents in Flint Michigan might finally be getting some help. Michigan officials say they'll investigate complaints of rashes residents have been getting for two years now. The water from their homes was switched from the great lakes to a river as a cost cutting move. Experts say the water wasn't treated as required. Now some lawmakers are hoping Washington steps in with some financial help ... Of more than half a billion dollars.

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Super Bowl 50 was one hot ticket. It was one of the most expensive sporting events in US history. Just before kick-off tickets were selling for just shy of five-thousand-dollars. Experts say the area's high average income is a likely factory in the high game day tickets. Super Bowl tickets surpassed the price of admission to the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao boxing match last year.

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Senator Bernie Sanders took the Saturday Night Live stage this weekend. He appeared besides... Larry David in a sketch on the Titanic. He's the latest presidential candidate to stop by SNL. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have also been on recently.

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We haven't seen a lot of them this winter -- but competitors from all over the world waxed up their shovels for the famous Angel Fire Resort Shovel Race. The chilly event which takes place in New Mexico is open to racers of all ages. Although the finishes look a little bumpy -- no one was hurt racing on their shovel.

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Light snow moving in late, trace - 3" by Tue. AM. Another trace - 2" on Tue. More snow showers Wed. & Thu. Turning very cold & windy Fri. into weekend.

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Eva joins us live from New Hampshire this morning where presidential hopefuls make their case... As the granite state preps for the first in the nation primary. After more than 100 years an iconic resort plans to shut down.

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The race is on ... Tomorrow marks another major milestone for presidential hopefuls .. With the New Hampshire Primary. Eva McKend will cover the race for the next few days ... She joins us live in Manchester ... Good morning!

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((Dante Scala, UNH Political Science)) Eva Intro: Well as we've come to learn when it comes to the primary, anything can happen in New Hampshire...University of New Hampshire political science professor Dante Scala is here with us now just a day before voters head to the polls. Dante, thanks for being with us. What does it mean that anti establishment candidates are doing so well? (Bernie, Trump) Do you think that the political parties themselves are starting to get frustrated? Some would argue that in years past, they would've been able to choke out candidates they didn't want but with Bernie's successful grassroots campaign and Trump's personal fortune… it seems like the parties can't hand select a candidate. Does Bernie Sanders have a chance beyond New Hampshire? How much longer can candidates who are trying to run grassroots campaign rely on $5 and $10 donations? Lastly...predictions. We know you can't take anything for granted in the Granite State but who do you think is going to come out on top?

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Voters head to the polls in New Hampshire in just over 24 hours -- and candidates on both sides of the aisle are racing to the finish line. They've got a lot of events to get to today -- it's their last shot at shaking hands and reaching as many voters as possible. In the state where a personal interaction can make-or-break a vote -- Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton are both hosting rallies today. Sanders is hitting area schools -- and once again aiming for young supporters tonight with a concert at UNH. Clinton, meanwhile, campaigns with her husband and daughter today -- ahead of a rally at Southern New Hampshire University tomorrow night.

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Republicans are also battling it out in the First in the Nation primary state. Many hosted Super Bowl watch parties across the state last night -- trying to get that last minute voter interaction. Some held rallies -- talking about their plans and also taking shots at each other. Recent polls show Ted Cruz in third... Marco Rubio in second ...and Donald Trump in first. Although according to trackers, the candidates who have made the most stops in New Hampshire -- Chris Christie and John Kasich. We will have complete coverage of the New Hampshire primary .. Right here on channel 3 .. And on wcax.com.

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Vermont State police arrest a tractor trailer driver .. Who's blood alcohol level was more than 4 times the legal limit. Police were called to the Highgate Port of Entry on Interstate 89 yesterday .. Just before 7 p-m. Officers say 56 year old Robert Thomas of Quebec attempted to cross in to the U-S in a tractor trailer .. And appeared to be intoxicated. A preliminary breath test revealed his BAC was point 331 percent -- four times the legal limit of point-08 percent. Thomas was arrested for suspicion of DUI.

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An iconic Vermont resort is closing its doors-- unable to make ends meet. The Quimby Country Resort in Norton has welcomed guests for years. It is rich in history and located in one of the state's most beautiful settings. But, this week the business's board of directors voted not to open this summer and list the property for sale. In a written statement, they said the financial hurdles could not be overcome.

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A Newbury man announces his plans to run for Vermont's lieutenant governor. Boots Wardinski says he is running as a Progressive Party candidate. The 72-year-old is an organic farmer and horse logger. His campaign video released on Facebook highlights socialism and atheism. Republican Randy Brock, Democrats Kesha Ram, and Brandon Riker, and Democratic/Progressive David Zuckerman also announced their intentions to run.

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A Vermont book store is up for a national award. Phoenix Books is in the running for the 2016 Publishers Weekly Bookstore of the Year Award. The award highlights achievements in the bookselling industry. Phoenix Books has three store locations in Vermont -- Essex Junction, Burlington and now Rutland. It's up against 4 other book stores. The winner will be announced in March.

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((2SHOT)) ((GREEN WALL)) Light snow moving in late, trace - 3" by Tue. AM. Another trace - 2" on Tue. More snow showers Wed. & Thu. Turning very cold & windy Fri. into weekend.

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Today: Cloudy Light snow moving in late Highs: 25 to 32 Wind: NNE 5 to 15 mph Tonight: Light snow Trace - 3" by AM Lows: 15 to 22 Wind: NNE 5 to 15 mph Tuesday: Periods of light snow Another trace - 2" Highs: 23 to 30 Wind: Variable 5 to 10 mph Extended: Wednesday: Snow showers Lows: 12 to 22 Highs: 25 to 35 Thursday: Snow showers Lows: 10 to 20 Highs: 20s Friday: Mostly cloudy Chance for snow showers Lows: -5 to 5 Highs: 10 to 20 Hyper-Extended: Saturday: Mostly cloudy Chance for snow Bitter cold Lows: 5 to -10 Highs: 0 to 10 Sunday: Partly sunny Cold Lows: -5 to -20 Highs: 5 to 15

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The race is on ... Tomorrow marks another major milestone for presidential hopefuls .. Let's check in with Eva McKend who's in Manchester ... Good morning!

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A busy weekend turns into a busy Monday -- with the countdown to the New Hampshire primary, with voters heading to the polls in just over 24 hours. Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders -- both holding rallies today across the state today. Clinton will campaign her husband and daughter -- while Sanders hosts a concert at UNH. Republicans also have busy schedules -- Donald Trump is hosting multiple town halls, while Marco Rubio tours defence company BAE Systems. Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush, Carly Fiorina, Jim Gilmore and Chris Christie all have town halls setup at various spots across the state.

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Here's a look at job openings this week .. UVM Medical Center is hiring Food Service Workers and Line Chefs. Dartmouth-Hitchcock seeks Medical Assistants. Lowe's in Essex Junction looks for customer service associates... And full time sales, assemblers and loaders. The U.S. Probation Office in Burlington is hiring a Probation Officer. And -- the VA Medical Center in White River Junction is hosting a Job Fair tomorrow. We'll post more on these jobs on WCAX.com.

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( The Dartmouth ski team snapped UVM's 22 carnival win streak two weeks ago at Colby Carnival...And could seal back-to-back carnival titles at the SkiCat's nordic races Sunday afternoon...The Men and Women competing in 10K classics Sunday at Craftsbury...the women hitting the course first... --- Vermont Sophomore Alayna Sonnesyn finishing in a time of 28 minute, 2.5 seconds for her first career carnival win.. --- But Dartmouth placing 4 women in the top 10, Lydia Blanchet taking 3rd in a time 28 minutes, 8.8 seconds ... The Men following that with a 10k of their own, Dartmouth's Patrick Caldwell the winner of yesterday's freestyle race... --- But it was another Big Green racer besting Caldwell Sunday... Fabian (Fahb-ee-on) Stocek (stowe-check) crossing the line in a time of 23 minutes, 50 seconds, good enough for third place.. --- Caldwell taking 4th with Dartmouth placing 4 skiers in the top 10 .. --- The Catamounts however with the top two racers of the day... Cole Morgan flying down the final stretch with a time of 23 minutes, 37.4 seconds for his first career carnival win...Joregen Grav taking 2nd However, despite UVM's big performances Dartmouth's huge lead heading into Sunday proved too much to overcome as the Big Green win UVM's Carnival with 972 points..It is the first time since 2010 that Vermont has lost back-to-back carnivals .. The Big Green will look to make it three straight wins, hosting its carnival next weekend...with your sports wrap, i'm kane o'neill)

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The Denver Broncos defeated the Caolina Panthers last night 24 to 10 to become the champions of Super Bowl 50. In what may be the final game of his career -- Peyton Manning became the first starting quarterback to ever win with two different teams. This was the Bronco's third Super Bowl win in frachise history.

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Light snow moving in late, trace - 3" by Tue. AM. Another trace - 2" on Tue. More snow showers Wed. & Thu. Turning very cold & windy Fri. into weekend.

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A 10-year-old baker from St. Johnsbury continues her winning ways in a nation competition. This 5th grade classroom at Good Shepherd Catholic School in St. Johnsbury is 3000 miles from the bright lights of Los Angeles, but one student here is putting her town on the map! If her spunk and spirit seems familiar ... That's because you've probably seen her before! Peggy is competing on the Kids Baking Championship on the Food Network .. Teachers say she's she's humble and has no trouble keeping a secret.

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((Lynn Cartularo/Principal Peggy yah know she's very reserved and she doesn't like the spotlight on her so, everybody else is really excited and she just kind of sits back )) ((Peggy Fischer/Kids Baking Championship Who won is the one I get a lot. Like, who won? Can you tell me that? I'm like. No!)) You can see Peggy continue her run on the Kids Baking Championship tonight at 8pm on the Food Network!

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((GARY DOES SHORT WX .. TAKES FULL SCREEN ... SHOT COMES BACK OUT TO 4SHOT FOR CLOSE))

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Vermont State police arrest a tractor trailer driver .. Who's blood alcohol level was more than 8 times the legal limit. Police were called to the Highgate Port of Entry on Interstate 89 yesterday .. Just before 7 p-m. Officers say 56 year old Robert Thomas of Quebec attempted to cross in to the U-S in a tractor trailer .. And appeared to be intoxicated. A preliminary breath test revealed his BAC was point 331 percent -- 8 times the legal limit of point-04 percent for commercial truck drivers. Thomas was arrested for suspicion of DUI.

2} TYLERSHORTWRAP_VO


A busy weekend turns into a busy Monday -- with the countdown to the New Hampshire primary, with voters heading to the polls in just over 24 hours. Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders -- both holding rallies today across the state today. Clinton will campaign her husband and daughter -- while Sanders hosts a concert at UNH. Republicans also have busy schedules -- Donald Trump is hosting multiple town halls, while Marco Rubio tours defence company BAE Systems. Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush, Carly Fiorina, Jim Gilmore and Chris Christie all have town halls setup at various spots across the state.

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Donald Trump's rally at Plymouth State University falls flat with many students and undecided voters in the crowd. 45 minutes into his speech yesterday, a steady stream of attendees were seen leaving. The billionaire businessman began his day with a stop at a Manchester restaurant greeting diners.

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Light snow moving in late, trace - 3" by Tue. AM. Another trace - 2" on Tue. More snow showers Wed. & Thu. Turning very cold & windy Fri. into weekend.

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2} HELLO_SOFTVO


((THANK GARY)) ((the NH primary is tomorrow -- many people wondering will Hillary flip the script from Iowa? )) And Eva McKend is in New Hampshire the next few days -- lets check back in with her. How's are granite staters feeling about the primary tomorrow?

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We should mention we're meeting young people who are not quite 18 yet so they won't be able to vote in the primary but they're very much tapped into what's going on because they will be able to vote in the general election. Nothing is a foregone conclusion here in New Hampshire… because voters take their role in this process so seriously… many won't decide until they go right into that voting booth.

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A very busy two days ahead for Vermont's Senator Bernie Sanders. This -- after an appearance on Saturday Night Live over the weekend -- and a rally in Portsmouth, New Hampshire yesterday. Today -- he's holding multiple voting rallies in Nashua, Manchester and Derry. And then tonight -- as he continues to build on younger supporters -- hosting a concert at UNH in Durham. It will feature artists like Matt Nathanson and Jonathan Fishman from the group Phish. On Primary night -- he hosts a watch party at Concord High School.

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Just two days before the New Hampshire primary -- and still down in most polls... Hillary Clinton left the state for a community meeting in Flint, Michigan -- where the community continues to suffer from catastrophe. Drinking water was contaminated with lead after the city's water supply source was changed to save money several years ago. Clinton said it is QUOTE "unacceptable" and "immoral." CNN will be hosting a Democratic debate in Flint next month -- just two days before the Michigan primary.

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On the Republican side -- candidates are also spending their last few days trying to win over voters. They faced off in a debate over the weekend in Manchester, New Hampshire -- and continue to hold events across the state today. A recent poll of likely Republican primary voters shows Ted Cruz in third... Marco Rubio in second ...and Donald Trump in first.

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Vermont State police arrest a tractor trailer driver .. Who's blood alcohol level was more than 8 times the legal limit. Police were called to the Highgate Port of Entry on Interstate 89 yesterday .. Just before 7 p-m. Officers say 56 year old Robert Thomas of Quebec attempted to cross in to the U-S in a tractor trailer .. And appeared to be intoxicated. A preliminary breath test revealed his BAC was point 331 percent -- 8 times the legal limit of point-04 percent for commercial truck drivers. Thomas was arrested for suspicion of DUI.

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Police say they clocked a New Hampshire man driving more than 100 miles per hour. On Saturday night .. Officials say 26-year-old Tyler Murch was clocked going 105 miles per hour on Interstate 93 in Holderness. Police weren't able to catch up to the Grafton man until Ashland. He's now facing charges.

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A Winooski man is charged with Lewd and Lascivious Conduct. 63-year-old Richard Lowell was arrested after police received a 911 call from a woman who reported being the victim of a sexual assault. Last February-- Lowell was charged with burglary and sexual assault after police say they responded to East Avenue for a report someone broke into a female's apartment and was standing over her bed.

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Vermont State Police say a missing Indiana man has been found.. Police were searching for 27-year-old Matthew Richards after he was reported missing in Indiana .. There was reason to believe he could have been in Vermont.. But he was located, safe in Indiana.

12} HAITI_7X_VO


Three girls from South Burlington take the trip of a lifetime -- and turn it into a project for good. Ellie Hall, Emma Owens, and Hannah Fisher traveled to Haiti to install water filters in poor Haitian communities. The girls say local water supplies were contaminated with bacteria like cholera. They learned that water-born infections and diseases were causing major problems for the people -- and were inspired to raise money for more water filters to be installed in the country.

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(TC 58:06:02 Title 5428)((Hannah Fisher/South Burlington Junior: "literally it's a plastic bucket, big rocks, little rocks, sand then a bio layer that is made by the water." 58:15:28)) Their goal is to raise more than 80 thousand that will go toward the purchase and installation of the water filters.

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((2SHOT)) ((GREEN WALL)) Light snow moving in late, trace - 3" by Tue. AM. Another trace - 2" on Tue. More snow showers Wed. & Thu. Turning very cold & windy Fri. into weekend.

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Today: Cloudy Light snow moving in late Highs: 25 to 32 Wind: NNE 5 to 15 mph Tonight: Light snow Trace - 3" by AM Lows: 15 to 22 Wind: NNE 5 to 15 mph Tuesday: Periods of light snow Another trace - 2" Highs: 23 to 30 Wind: Variable 5 to 10 mph Extended: Wednesday: Snow showers Lows: 12 to 22 Highs: 25 to 35 Thursday: Snow showers Lows: 10 to 20 Highs: 20s Friday: Mostly cloudy Chance for snow showers Lows: -5 to 5 Highs: 10 to 20 Hyper-Extended: Saturday: Mostly cloudy Chance for snow Bitter cold Lows: 5 to -10 Highs: 0 to 10 Sunday: Partly sunny Cold Lows: -5 to -20 Highs: 5 to 15

16} FATBIKING8X_WVO


The past couple years have been great for fat tire bikes -- with plenty of snow to coat the riding trails. But this year's wacky weather creates a freeze-thaw cycle that makes it hard to ride without ruining the trails. That's forcing some events to be canceled .. Or postponed. This weekend .. The Frozen Onion in Montpelier was canceled and pushed back to March 13th.

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North Korea claims it launched a satellite rocket into space Sunday. The country says it was for scientific and peaceful purposes but is being viewed by other nations as a front to test a ballistic missile. This month North Korea's state own media said it's ready to use nuclear weapons at any time. The US Embassador to the U-N says all council members plan to come up with a aggressive response to .. What she calls North Korea's direct threat to global peace and security.

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New information about an explosion last week onboard a Somali passenger plane. Somali intelligence officials say two airport workers handled a laptop that concealed a bomb that later exploded on the plane. Sources say the laptop was rigged to explode mid-flight. Somali authorities have arrested more than 20 people in connection with the explosion.

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Crews in New York City work to remove piece of the crane that collapsed on Friday ... The crane came crashing down in Tribeca .. Killing one person. It was cut up into pieces yesterday .. And hauled away .. Crews hope to reopen the street in time for this morning's commute.

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Move over broccoli and fish ... Maple Syrup is taking over! Researchers say maple syrup is considered a super food because it contains high levels of antioxidants that boost the immune system. The University of Rhode Island study also found that sweet syrup has compounds which could help manage Type 2 diabetes, as well as acting as anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory agents.

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New studies show that young adults should be thinking about their cholesterol levels. Findings show that having high cholesterol early on can put you at much greater risk for heart problems when you're older.

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((Dr. Ann Marie Navar/Cardiology Fellow Duke University) So specifically for every 10 years a person has high cholesterol by the time they are 55 their future risk of heart disease was increased about a third. The american heart association the american college of cardiology do recommend screening early adults screening young adults for high cholesterol and then repeat screenings every five years if risk factors change.)) Doctors say diet and exercise are the main changes that can be made at any age -- but medicine might be needed to keep it in check.

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Residents in Flint Michigan might finally be getting some help. Michigan officials say they'll investigate complaints of rashes residents have been getting for two years now. The water from their homes was switched from the great lakes to a river as a cost cutting move. Experts say the water wasn't treated as required. Now some lawmakers are hoping Washington steps in with some financial help ... Of more than half a billion dollars.

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Super Bowl 50 was one hot ticket. It was one of the most expensive sporting events in US history. Just before kick-off tickets were selling for just shy of five-thousand-dollars. Experts say the area's high average income is a likely factory in the high game day tickets. Super Bowl tickets surpassed the price of admission to the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao boxing match last year.

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Senator Bernie Sanders took the Saturday Night Live stage this weekend. He appeared besides... Larry David in a sketch on the Titanic. He's the latest presidential candidate to stop by SNL. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have also been on recently.

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We haven't seen a lot of them this winter -- but competitors from all over the world waxed up their shovels for the famous Angel Fire Resort Shovel Race. The chilly event which takes place in New Mexico is open to racers of all ages. Although the finishes look a little bumpy -- no one was hurt racing on their shovel.

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Eva joins us live from New Hampshire this morning where presidential hopefuls make their case... As the granite state preps for the first in the nation primary. After more than 100 years an iconic resort plans to shut down.

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The race is on ... Tomorrow marks another major milestone for presidential hopefuls .. With the New Hampshire Primary. Eva McKend will cover the race for the next few days ... She joins us live in Manchester ... Good morning!

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Voters in New Hampshire are known for waiting until the very last minute. ((Ilona Reinitzer, Undeclared Voter, 00:02:52:14 - 00:03:04:28, It's probably between Hillary, Bernie Sanders, Trump or Cruz. Eva: WOW. Ilona: I know. Those are all very different candidates. Very different candidates.)) This family from Litchfield still has not decided who they'll vote for in the first in the nation primary. They are socially liberal but fiscally conservative. For them, there's no single candidate that fits the bill. ((Samuel Munnelly, Future Voter, 00:04:43:28 - 00:04:53:10, I think I'm going to sway Republican on my fiscal views because I think it's more important to regulate the spending of the country and I think the Republicans will take care of that.)) We met a Manchester family of Carly Fiorina supporters who attended a political event for the first time. ((Scott Sullivan, Carly Fiorina Supporter)) 00:11:23:17 - 00:11:26:09 Personally, I think she's more intelligent than the other candidates. ((Nikki Sullivan, Carly Fiorina Supporter)) 00:09:56:13 - 00:10:00:10 I rather focus on the politicians themselves rather than what party they are from. But just because they support her now doesn't mean their minds won't change. They also like Bernie Sanders. ((Nikki Sullivan, Carly Fiorina Supporter, 00:10:15:21 - 00:10:17:29)) He's on the back burner.

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Voters head to the polls in New Hampshire in just over 24 hours -- and candidates on both sides of the aisle are racing to the finish line. They've got a lot of events to get to today -- it's their last shot at shaking hands and reaching as many voters as possible. In the state where a personal interaction can make-or-break a vote -- Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton are both hosting rallies today. Sanders is hitting area schools -- and once again aiming for young supporters tonight with a concert at UNH. Clinton, meanwhile, campaigns with her husband and daughter today -- ahead of a rally at Southern New Hampshire University tomorrow night.

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Republicans are also battling it out in the First in the Nation primary state. Many hosted Super Bowl watch parties across the state last night -- trying to get that last minute voter interaction. Some held rallies -- talking about their plans and also taking shots at each other. Recent polls show Ted Cruz in third... Marco Rubio in second ...and Donald Trump in first. Although according to trackers, the candidates who have made the most stops in New Hampshire -- Chris Christie and John Kasich. We will have complete coverage of the New Hampshire primary .. Right here on channel 3 .. And on wcax.com.

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Vermont State police arrest a tractor trailer driver .. Who's blood alcohol level was more than 8 times the legal limit. Police were called to the Highgate Port of Entry on Interstate 89 yesterday .. Just before 7 p-m. Officers say 56 year old Robert Thomas of Quebec attempted to cross in to the U-S in a tractor trailer .. And appeared to be intoxicated. A preliminary breath test revealed his BAC was point 331 percent -- 8 times the legal limit of point-04 percent for commercial truck drivers. Thomas was arrested for suspicion of DUI.

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An iconic Vermont resort is closing its doors-- unable to make ends meet. The Quimby Country Resort in Norton has welcomed guests for years. It is rich in history and located in one of the state's most beautiful settings. But, this week the business's board of directors voted not to open this summer and list the property for sale. In a written statement, they said the financial hurdles could not be overcome.

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A Vermont book store is up for a national award. Phoenix Books is in the running for the 2016 Publishers Weekly Bookstore of the Year Award. The award highlights achievements in the bookselling industry. Phoenix Books has three store locations in Vermont -- Essex Junction, Burlington and now Rutland. It's up against 4 other book stores. The winner will be announced in March.

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Today: Cloudy Light snow moving in late Highs: 25 to 32 Wind: NNE 5 to 15 mph Tonight: Light snow Trace - 3" by AM Lows: 15 to 22 Wind: NNE 5 to 15 mph Tuesday: Periods of light snow Another trace - 2" Highs: 23 to 30 Wind: Variable 5 to 10 mph Extended: Wednesday: Snow showers Lows: 12 to 22 Highs: 25 to 35 Thursday: Snow showers Lows: 10 to 20 Highs: 20s Friday: Mostly cloudy Chance for snow showers Lows: -5 to 5 Highs: 10 to 20 Hyper-Extended: Saturday: Mostly cloudy Chance for snow Bitter cold Lows: 5 to -10 Highs: 0 to 10 Sunday: Partly sunny Cold Lows: -5 to -20 Highs: 5 to 15

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A 10-year-old baker from St. Johnsbury continues her winning ways in a nation competition. This 5th grade classroom at Good Shepherd Catholic School in St. Johnsbury is 3000 miles from the bright lights of Los Angeles, but one student here is putting her town on the map! If her spunk and spirit seems familiar ... That's because you've probably seen her before! Peggy is competing on the Kids Baking Championship on the Food Network .. You can see Peggy continue her run on the Kids Baking Championship tonight at 8pm on the Food Network!

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Here's a look at job openings this week .. UVM Medical Center is hiring Food Service Workers and Line Chefs. Dartmouth-Hitchcock seeks Medical Assistants. Lowe's in Essex Junction looks for customer service associates... And full time sales, assemblers and loaders. The U.S. Probation Office in Burlington is hiring a Probation Officer. And -- the VA Medical Center in White River Junction is hosting a Job Fair tomorrow. We'll post more on these jobs on WCAX.com.

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( The Dartmouth ski team snapped UVM's 22 carnival win streak two weeks ago at Colby Carnival...And could seal back-to-back carnival titles at the SkiCat's nordic races Sunday afternoon...The Men and Women competing in 10K classics Sunday at Craftsbury...the women hitting the course first... --- Vermont Sophomore Alayna Sonnesyn finishing in a time of 28 minute, 2.5 seconds for her first career carnival win.. --- But Dartmouth placing 4 women in the top 10, Lydia Blanchet taking 3rd in a time 28 minutes, 8.8 seconds ... The Men following that with a 10k of their own, Dartmouth's Patrick Caldwell the winner of yesterday's freestyle race... --- But it was another Big Green racer besting Caldwell Sunday... Fabian (Fahb-ee-on) Stocek (stowe-check) crossing the line in a time of 23 minutes, 50 seconds, good enough for third place.. --- Caldwell taking 4th with Dartmouth placing 4 skiers in the top 10 .. --- The Catamounts however with the top two racers of the day... Cole Morgan flying down the final stretch with a time of 23 minutes, 37.4 seconds for his first career carnival win...Joregen Grav taking 2nd However, despite UVM's big performances Dartmouth's huge lead heading into Sunday proved too much to overcome as the Big Green win UVM's Carnival with 972 points..It is the first time since 2010 that Vermont has lost back-to-back carnivals .. The Big Green will look to make it three straight wins, hosting its carnival next weekend...with your sports wrap, i'm kane o'neill)

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The Denver Broncos defeated the Caolina Panthers last night 24 to 10 to become the champions of Super Bowl 50. In what may be the final game of his career -- Peyton Manning became the first starting quarterback to ever win with two different teams. This was the Bronco's third Super Bowl win in frachise history.

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A busy weekend turns into a busy Monday -- with the countdown to the New Hampshire primary, with voters heading to the polls in just over 24 hours. Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders -- both holding rallies today across the state today. Clinton will campaign her husband and daughter -- while Sanders hosts a concert at UNH. Republicans also have busy schedules -- Donald Trump is hosting multiple town halls, while Marco Rubio tours defence company BAE Systems. Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush, Carly Fiorina, Jim Gilmore and Chris Christie all have town halls setup at various spots across the state.

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Vermont State police arrest a tractor trailer driver .. Who's blood alcohol level was more than 8 times the legal limit. Police were called to the Highgate Port of Entry on Interstate 89 yesterday .. Just before 7 p-m. Officers say 56 year old Robert Thomas of Quebec attempted to cross in to the U-S in a tractor trailer .. And appeared to be intoxicated. A preliminary breath test revealed his BAC was point 331 percent -- 8 times the legal limit of point-04 percent for commercial truck drivers. Thomas was arrested for suspicion of DUI.

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A Winooski man is charged with Lewd and Lascivious Conduct. 63-year-old Richard Lowell was arrested after police received a 911 call from a woman who reported being the victim of a sexual assault. Last February-- Lowell was charged with burglary and sexual assault after police say they responded to East Avenue for a report someone broke into a female's apartment and was standing over h

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An iconic Vermont resort is closing its doors-- unable to make ends meet. The Quimby Country Resort in Norton has welcomed guests for years. It is rich in history and located in one of the state's most beautiful settings. But, this week the business's board of directors voted not to open this summer and list the property for sale. In a written statement, they said the financial hurdles could not be overcome.

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A Newbury man announces his plans to run for Vermont's lieutenant governor. Boots Wardinski says he is running as a Progressive Party candidate. The 72-year-old is an organic farmer and horse logger. His campaign video released on Facebook highlights socialism and atheism. Republican Randy Brock, Democrats Kesha Ram, and Brandon Riker, and Democratic/Progressive David Zuckerman also announced their intentions to run.

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Three girls from South Burlington take the trip of a lifetime -- and turn it into a project for good. Ellie Hall, Emma Owens, and Hannah Fisher traveled to Haiti to install water filters in poor Haitian communities. The girls say local water supplies were contaminated with bacteria like cholera. They learned that water-born infections and diseases were causing major problems for the people -- and were inspired to raise money for more water filters to be installed in

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(TC 58:06:02 Title 5428)((Hannah Fisher/South Burlington Junior: "literally it's a plastic bucket, big rocks, little rocks, sand then a bio layer that is made by the water." 58:15:28)) Their goal is to raise more than 80 thousand that will go toward the purchase and installation of the water filters.

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

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