Mon 01-SEP-2014 Early A.M. News Script

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

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17-hours and 39-minutes later...a Vermont woman is getting some well-deserved rest in France this morning... after starting her journey in England -- and completing her goal of swimming the English Channel. Bethany Bosch is a distance swimmer from Wallingford and- hit the water "across the pond" Sunday. At its narrowest point, the channel is 21 miles across -- but she had to swim more than that because of the currents. Part of the swim -- is to raise money for an aquatic center in Rutland.

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Rutland State police are looking for two men they say robbed a gas station at knife point. Police say the armed robbery happened late Sunday night at the Cumberland Farms on North Main Street in Wallingford. That's when the cashier says two white males in their twenties robbed the store using a large knife. Anyone with information is asked to called the Rutland barracks.

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In two days -- New York marine patrol rescued 5 boaters in distress. They say two of the boats were in Lake Champlain near Crab Island. On Saturday multiple agencies responded to a sinking boat -- with two people on board. The two boaters were taken to the hospital. On Sunday, the coast guard responded to another sinking vessel off Crab Island. They say a nearby boater was able to help the two hinesburg men to safety -- they were not injured. Also on Sunday -- marine patrol rescued a plattsburgh man whose sailboat was damaged in rough waters. The boat was in the Cumberland Bay area by the Saranac river -- when the mast broke. The 48-year-old sustained minor injuries.

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Senator Bernie Sanders is asking for billions of dollars to hire more medical staff at VA hospitals. Senator Sanders says the recent allegations-- about VA facilities forging wait times and delaying care- are another example of why further reform is needed. Sanders chairs the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs. He says hiring more doctors and nurses is a key step to improving care.

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(13:29:11 Sen Bernie Sanders)(("I've just communicated with the secretary of the VA. They are going to be very aggressive in going out getting more doctors, nurses and other people. Our legislation provides for them to have more space; that's often a problem. But the bottom line is they have got to move aggressively so that every veteran in this country that needs health care is gonna get not only good quality care but care in a timely manner. That's what we're working on right now.")) Sanders says his 16.3 billion dollar bill will allow for the hiring of more than a-thousand doctors and nurses at facilities across the country.

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The Senator is fueling speculation that he's testing the waters of a possible presidential run -- with a trip today to New Hampshire. Sanders is a special guest at the AFL-CIO Labor Day breakfast in the key battleground state. New Hampshire Senator Jeanne Shaheen and Representitive Carol Shea-Porter also are scheduled to attend the breakfast. Senator Sanders raked in more than three-quarters of a million dollars in fundraising last quarter, even though he's not up for re-election until 20-18.

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Expect some holiday traffic if you're travelling on Interstate 91 today. VTrans says to expect delays near exits two and three on I-91 in Brattleboro this afternoon and evening. The bridge project there has reduced both the north and southbound traffic to one lane, and that means during holiday travel periods, traffic delays are likely. They're advising drivers to avoid peak drive times -- or use Route 5 as an alternative.

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(anchors introduce gary) Local temps: mainly in 60s Fog: lots of it out there this AM NE temps/radar: lots of 60s, some low 70s south NE dewpoints: in sticky 60s, some oppressive 70s south U.S. Clouds/radar: weak front has come through northeast with showers and a few t-storms. Stronger front in midwest. Forecast precip: looks dry, but warm & humid on this Labor Day. Tomorrow the stronger cold front will come through late in the day with showers, t-storms, some could be strong.

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Today: Labor Day Partly cloudy Highs: 80 to 87 Wind: S 5 to 15 mph Tonight: Partly cloudy Patchy fog Lows: 60 to 70 Wind: S 5 to 10 mph Tuesday: AM sun Then showers, t-storms afternoon & evening Highs: 82 to 88 Wind: S 10 to 15 mph Extended: Wednesday: Partly cloudy Not as warm Less humid Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 70s Thursday: Mostly sunny Lows: 50s Highs: 75 to 82 Friday: Partly sunny Chance for showers, t-storms late Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 75 to 85 Hyper-Extended: Saturday: Chance for AM showers Then clearing Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 70s Sunday: Partly cloudy Lows: 45 to 55 Highs: 65 to 75

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The U.S. military carried out more airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq over the weekend. The strikes helped Iraq's military free about 15-thousand people under attack in one town in northern Iraq. But -- as Mark Albert reports President Obama is facing mounting criticism - even from members of his own party - for the lack of action against the terror group in neighboring Syria

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The U.S. pressed on with its mission to roll back the gains of ISIS militants in Iraq -- launching more airstrikes against the terror group in the northern part of the country. Following airstrikes over the weekend in the Amirli area -- Iraqi security forces said they finally broke a nearly two-month siege of the town by ISIS. The U-S air-dropped humanitarian aid for thousands of people there .... who had been trapped and left without food, water, and medicine. (STANDUP) The U-S has now carried out about 120 strikes on ISIS targets in Iraq. But last week, President Obama admitted the U.S. doesn't have a strategy yet to tackle ISIS in neighboring Syria. *That* has many lawmakers from both sides of the aisle concerned. Senate Intelligence committee Chair, Democrat Dianne Feinstein criticized the President's approach: (SOT: NBC Meet the Press/ Sen. Dianne Feinstein D-CA) "I think I've learned one thing about this President, and that is he's very cautious. Maybe in this instance, too cautious." Arizona Senator John McCain called for swift action: (SOT Sen. John McCain/ R-AZ) "I think it starts with an understanding that this is a direct threat to the United States of America, that it may be one of the biggest we have ever faced." But some Democrats are coming to President Obama's defense: (SOT Adam Smith/ D-WA) "We can't simply bomb first and ask questions later. We have to have the right targets and the right support in order to be effective in stopping ISIS." The Pentagon is drawing up plans for action in Syria. Mark Albert for CBS News Washington.

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Three people were injured when lightening struck a New York City beach. The strike sent the labor day weekend crowd scattering for safety at Orchard Beach as storms rolled through Sunday evening. Police say it happened around 5 pm -- three victims were taken to the hospital. The site of the bolt caused panic -- and police closed the Bronx beach for safety reasons. They say the three victims were conscious -- but no word on current conditions.

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Crews are cleaning up this morning after a storm caused major damage in Massachussetts. The national weather service is investigating if a tornado touched down in Worcester Sunday night. A tornado warning was in affect for Worcester and Middlesex counties -- as the storm tore through neighborhoods blowing trees into houses and knocking out power. So far, there are no reports of injuries. A survey team will be work today to determine if it was in fact a tornado.

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After nearly 30 years on the boardwalk -- a New Jersey casino is closing its doors. Nearly 2-thousand employees lost their jobs over the labor day weekend -- as the Showboat Casino went out of business. The Mardi Gras-themed casino and hotel had been operating on the Atlantic City boardwalk for 27 years. Before the summer is over - 12 Atlantic City Casinos will be down to only eight -- and nearly 8-thousand workers will be jobless. The city has been struggling to compete with the influx of new casinos opening in nearby states.

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It's said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And as kids head back to school this year... it's costing a lot more. So how does bad weather play a role? Jill Wagner explains.

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Maxine Rush says it's costing a whole lot more to fill up her shopping cart. "Everything. Everything has gone up." Analysts blame the higher prices ... in part ... on the weather. "Mother nature is in the game of supply and demand." Drought is boosting the price of milk, dairy, fruits and veggies... And coffee. This year alone, Maxwell House, Folgers and Starbucks raised prices by as much as 10 percent. Bacon is at a 30 year high and another breakfast staple -- orange juice -- hasn't fared much better…after bacteria hit the citrus crop in Florida. Analysts say one area where prices may come down, or at least stay the same, is cereal. That's because corn production has soared this year. (vo) But even with the price tag heading south... Cereal still isn't flying off the shelves. Avi Kaner with Morton Williams supermarkets says breakfast habits have changed. Shoppers are more health conscious -- passing on carbs and sugary juice -- and choosing proteins and dairy. "More people are having yogurt now... That's put pressure on milk. It's really every category that a consumer shops for is under price pressure." Rush says she tries to eat healthy... And uses coupons as much as possible. "If I think something is really too expensive I just won't buy it." Jill Wagner, CBS News, New York. ### Suggested tag: Kaner says shoppers can save about 15 percent if they use the circulars. Another tip to save money: buy store brands instead of name brand products.

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Almanac: A bit warm & muggy yesterday with just a little bit of rain in the Burlington area August recap: A tiny bit warmer than average, and drier than average Met seasons: Today is the first day of Meteorological Fall NE temps/radar: mainly in 60s, some low 70s south. Showers moving to the east NE dewpoints: muggy 60s

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More evidence is showing just how critical it is for overweight kids -- to shed the pounds....or be faced with a multiude of health problems, at an increasingly younger age. Brian Webb has today's healthwatch.

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Obese kids are at nearly six times higher risk for hypertension than children who are normal weight. That's according to a new German study that shows the higher the child's body mass index, the greater the risk for high blood pressure, which often leads to other cardiovascular problems. Researchers say any amount of weight loss will help kids reduce their risk. European researchers say tea drinkers are likely to be healthier than coffee drinkers and may even live longer. They looked at about 130-thousand people and found tea drinkers tended to be more physically active, less likely to smoke and have a better chance of surviving non heart-related diseases. And another study from overseas reveals drinking wine protects people against cardiovascular disease… only if they exercise. Scientists followed a group of men and women in the Czech Republic for a year. They found those who drank wine and exercised at least twice a week had lower cholesterol readings. Those are some of the day's top health stories. Brian Webb for CBS News, New York.

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The President of Vermont Gas targeted by protestors Arrest-- a man behind bars after car chase ends in a crash ... And a new invention for kids with cerebral palsy

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

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Police say it was a protest-- over a natural Gas pipeline that went too far. And now the safety of employees at Vermont Gas is being called into question. Logan Crawford reports.

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Controversy has swirled around Vermont Gas Systems' proposed natural gas pipeline. Police say protestors took their opposition to the front door of Vermont Gas Systems president and CEO Don Gilbert. More than 20 marched onto his property. (tile 3222 00:00:58:05) ((Chief Frank Koss/Hinesburg Community Police "What they were doing was they had set up a projector and was showing a movie on the side of their residence, their house." 00:01:04:18)) In a statement -- the group "Green Mountain Earth First" claims it organized the event -- and projected a documentary about the dangers of fracking on the side of Gilbert's house. Police say Gilbert called 9-1-1 -- and when authorities arrived the crowd left. (tile 3222 00:01:35:16) ((Chief Frank Koss/Hinesburg Community Police "Nobody was arrested. We did allow them to leave. We did identify the cars, as well as there's some people that were familiar." 00:01:44:24)) (tile 3261 00:15:52:25) ((Logan Crawford/South Burlington "Protests have happened before at the headquarters of Vermont Gas Systems -- but police say the rally at the president's home crossed a line. The police chief says if it happens again -- more serious action will be taken." 00:16:05:09)) (tile 3222 00:02:11:05) ((Chief Frank Koss/Hinesburg Community Police "The number of years I've been doing this, I cannot believe how inappropriate this was and how dangerous this could have been, when they came up and confronted a home owner in their residence at night. It could have resulted in somebody being hurt." 00:02:27:25)) Gilbert declined to go on camera. Steve Wark of Vermont Gas Systems says he worries about the safety of company employees. (02:16) ((Steve Wark/Vt Gas "Appears clear there was a crime committed last night, clearly a trespass. The question is does it raise to a level where it will be prosecuted." 02:25)) Hinesburg Police say they will follow up with individuals they identified -- and warn them about the consequences of further trespassing. Logan Crawford, channel 3 news, South Burlington. -3-

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A Rutland area man is behind bars after leading police on an early morning chase. It happened Sunday morning in Rutland. Police say Jason Davis failed to stop for an officer on Woodstock Avenue -- instead running several stop signs. He eventually crashed his car into a home near the intersection of Jackson Avenue and Stratton Road. Davis was taken into custody. A passenger and a dog in the car were hurt in the crash.

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A Northeast Kingdom-- man who was shot by state police -- now faces more charges. Friday -- Eric Jackson pleaded not guilty to 10 criminal charges relating to the high speed chase back in May that ended in Barton. Police say he tried to ram two troopers -- so they shot him. An investigation found they acted properly. The 27-year-old was arraigned by teleconference -- because he is still recovering from his wounds.

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A Lowell man is facing charges after allegedly taking a school bus on a drunken joy ride. Police were called to a Montgomery home early Saturday morning after residents say a man tried to break in. Police say that man was 24-year-old Matthew Pion. They say after Pion was unable to get inside, he stole the nearby school bus. Pion drove the bus on the Hazen Notch Road without lights on and crashed it through several mailboxes. He was eventually taken into custody at his home. Pion was arrested for DUI, Attempted Burglary, Theft of a School Bus, Possession of Narcotics and other charges.

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A Dartmouth College student says a class project prompted him to start a charity that's changing kids' lives. Scott Mitchell founded Stand With Me, an organization working to bring pediatric standing frames to countries where families with children who have cerebral palsy can't afford the standard medical equipment. A regular frame can cost up to 8-thousand dollars, but Mitchell says his costs about 50 to 65 dollars to make, and all the parts can be found at a hardware store.

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((SOT Scott Mitchell, Stand With Me Founder 011409 I had spent three months working in Peru last summer ((COVER)) and kind-of seeing these children on a daily basis and working with both the physical therapists and the patients every day and getting my hands on. 19 And I really saw that these patients don't have the luxury of getting these really nice medical devices that we have in the U.S. 25)) They're planning on making about 75 -- and then sending them out to get feedback in the next year. To learn more about you can help -- visit stand-with-me-dot-org.

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Here's a look at help wanted this morning. Genesis Rehabilitation in Rutland is hiring. The company is looking for a physical therapist assistant as well as a Speech-Language Pathologist. Qualifications include but aren't limited to being liscensed as requrired by vermont state practice.

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The largest mental health provider in New England -- is hiring. The Howard Center is looking to fill a number of positions including case and program managers, as well as clinical, nursing, and administrative positions. There are full and partime jobs open. If you are interested -- the Howard Center is having a job fair this Wednesday -- at the Burlingotn Department of labor from 10 am until 1 pm.

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Are you looking for a job -- but feel that some of your skills or resume needs some shining up? If so, Community College of Vermont says is has the program for you. The Governor's Career Ready Certificate program will give you a chance to earn both a national career readiness certificate and the Governor's career ready certificate, all at no cost to you. To hear more about this fall class, there will be a presentation at the Burlington Department of Labor on Pearl Street, at 9:30 a.m. this Wednesday. For more information on how to apply --- visit our info center for a complete list. Wcax.com. That's Help Wanted.

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(anchors introduce gary) Local temps: mainly in 60s Fog: lots of it out there this AM NE temps/radar: lots of 60s, some low 70s south NE dewpoints: in sticky 60s, some oppressive 70s south U.S. Clouds/radar: weak front has come through northeast with showers and a few t-storms. Stronger front in midwest. Forecast precip: looks dry, but warm & humid on this Labor Day. Tomorrow the stronger cold front will come through late in the day with showers, t-storms, some could be strong.

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Today: Labor Day Partly cloudy Highs: 80 to 87 Wind: S 5 to 15 mph Tonight: Partly cloudy Patchy fog Lows: 60 to 70 Wind: S 5 to 10 mph Tuesday: AM sun Then showers, t-storms afternoon & evening Highs: 82 to 88 Wind: S 10 to 15 mph Extended: Wednesday: Partly cloudy Not as warm Less humid Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 70s Thursday: Mostly sunny Lows: 50s Highs: 75 to 82 Friday: Partly sunny Chance for showers, t-storms late Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 75 to 85 Hyper-Extended: Saturday: Chance for AM showers Then clearing Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 70s Sunday: Partly cloudy Lows: 45 to 55 Highs: 65 to 75

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A group of Essex High School studnets is getting recognized for their on-air television performance. Alex Apple has the story.

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(Episode 2 1:11 Anchor)(("Welcome to EHSPN, your destination for Essex High School Sports.)) It's a group of high school students - doing what they love. (22 Jack Whitney/EHSPN Direct or)(("I really like video and especially action sports.)) Creative editing and video shots are getting them some national recognition. (22:24 Tom Preska/Teacher)(("It's really evolved and blossomed into something that's even bigger than what I would have imagined it to be.")) ((NATS: Ep 2. Intro EHSPN)) A group of students writes, produces and reports for EHSPN - a semi-weekly sports show on Essex High School sports. ((NATS Ep. 3 4:25 show)) The Hometown Media Awards -- which some call the Emmy awards of public access television -- recognize the best in community media - for the second year in a row, EHSPN won first place for its sports coverage - even beating some of the pros. (22:14 Tom Preska/Teacher)((" We really put a lot of time, money and effort, so I would suspect our productions are good for student-run work.")) EHSPN started as a club - now the school offers it as a class - one that students can't wait to get into. For a student like Kayhl Cooper - the show gives him an opportunity to explore his interest in filmmaking. (9:23 Kayhl Cooper/EHS Graduate)(("As I went through EHSPN, it was a big component of making me want to make movies.")) --something he would not have gotten to do through his typical high school classes. (12:51 Kayhl Cooper/EHS Graduate)((" 12:51 EHSPN is a little bit more like real-world experience. It's a real crew. ")) And that real-world experience is key when looking for a job. (8:29 Kayhl Cooper/EHS Graduate)(("I'm heading out to Los Angeles in mid-September in hopes of doing some sort of work in the film industry.")) Cooper thinks it's the show's conversational style and uniqueness ((NATS Ep. 5 30 sec Hello EHS and welcome back to your favorite sports now)) that appeals to awards judges and their teenage audience. (16:54 Kayhl Cooper)((" We don't feel the need to be formal really.")) So when you hear this sound... ((SHOW song NAT)) You know it's EHSPN. Alex Apple. Channel 3 News. Essex.

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Students from South Burlington High School also brought home an award from the Hometown Media Awards for best promotional media. The students' work appears on RETN Channel 16 in Burlington.

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(((They tried, but rain just washed out the Labor Day classic 200 Sunday at Thunder Road. They'll try it tom The Labor Day Classic serves as the final points race in the Late Model division. There were some heat races that took place today, before the bad weather. After those heat races, Derrick O'Donnell has just a 16 point lead on Barre's Nick Sweet for the King of the Road crown. However, even if Sweet wins tomorrow, O'Donnell just has to place in the top 6 in order to win back to back championships.orrow in Barre with a post time of 1:30. --- (((Derrick O'Donnell/" We want it to be over for sure, but this gives us an opportunity to being the car home and mae it a little better. We struggled a little bit today, so this is actually going to work in our favor I think. It's going to be a long night, that's for sure. There won't be a lot of sleeping going on, but we'll have a car to work on all night that will keep us occupied."))) (((Nick Sweet/"Basically, I control my own destiny. I just have to go out and race as hard as I can. We're planning on racing for the win here, so from here on out, that's all we can do. Hopefully, the chips fall in the right order for us."))) --- The uvm men's soccer team won the james madison invitational today in virginia, beating appalachian state, 3-1. the 2-0 cats open up play at virtue field friday against lasalle in the first game of the morgan stanley windjammer classic. --- The Vermont Lake Monsters hosting tri City on state police day. AJ Burke getting the start for Vermont and looking sharp, the strikeout here to end the first inning. Vermont trying to close out the season on a positive not, this certainly helps, Max Kuhn with the infield single J.P. Sportman scores. 1-0 Monsters. Tri City evens it up in the third, Kristian Trompiz leads off with a double, moves to third on a sacrafice bunt and scores here on the Alex Hernandez single to center. Tri City goes on to the 4-1 win. --- The Lake Monsters close out the regular season tonight at 5 at Centennial Field. It is Meet the Monsters day at the Ballpark. The 11 teams we featured this summer on Meet the Monsters get to head down and check out the game for free. That's it for now, Scott Fleishman, channel 3 sports, have a great day.)))

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NE temps/radar: mainly in 60s, some low 70s south. Showers moving to the east NE dewpoints: muggy 60s

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Some people -- just want to soar. And in New Hampshire -- a few are learning to do just by paragliding. But as they told our Cat Viglienzoni -- the sport is hardly a breeze.

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((SOT Doug Rosenberg, Paragliding Student 005418 Every kid wants to fly. I was one of those kids that held onto that dream 21)) That dream is what brought Doug Rosenberg up to Morningside Flight Park -- where he's trying his hand at paragliding. He's starting to soar now -- but on day one, it was a different story. ((SOT Rosenberg 005542 I came in pretty cocky, definitely, and my first lesson was a bit humbling 46)) He says the sport is a lot harder than it looks. At first -- he could barely get the winging over his head -- and the strings were confusing. ((SOT Rosenberg 005606 There's several things that are counterintuitive. Like when the wing gets off to one side, your natural reaction is to run the opposite way to pull it up. That actually increases the severity of the wing-over. 17)) In paragliding, the pilot sits in a harness below the fabric wing, which is made up of a of cells and vents. Suspension lines also help maintain wing shape. ((NATS 005944 Instructor: You need to move underneath the glider. If you don't move underneath it, it doesn't move nearly as quick with the hand controls 50)) While it isn't easy -- learning how to handle the equipment eventually becomes second nature for paragliders -- but it takes time and a lot of practice. ((SOT Joe Seitz, Paragliding Instructor 010755 All the lines on the paraglider are like your shoes when you're a child. They seem to be quite difficult to manage and you can't imagine tying your shoes, but after a while it's pretty straightforward and you don't really think about it 05)) But what each pilot DOES have to think about -- on each launch -- are the conditions. ((SOT Joe 010509 It's always a unique situation, even if you've visited that location many times because the wind is always going to be a little different. 16)) Instructors say the most imporant thing their students need to learn is how the wind and weather can affect their ability to launch the glider. ((SOT Joe 010443 they continue to think oh, I can do it, I can do it, and that go-to positive attitude can get them into trouble if they don't respect the elements and the conditions around them 55)) Basic programs here take about 24 hours of instruction -- and students usually can launch off the training hill. Newcomers say it can be hard to relax and enjoy the ride. ((SOT Rosenberg 005657 Sometimes I'll kind-of pull out of it a little when I'm up there and think oh, that's right, I'm flying 01 02 Because mostly what you're doing is thinking where am I going, where am I making my turn, I want to hit the landing zone just right into the wind, so there are a lot of things going on in your mind 12)) And when they need a break... there's always time for a friendly -- eye-popping -- inflation race. NATS 010252 Instructor: One, two ... go! race nats Cat Viglienzoni, Channel 3 News, Charlestown, New Hampshire.

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Experienced paragliders can actually stay in the air for hours with right location and conditions. If you want more information about paragliding lessons -- we have a link on our website with this story. And NEXT week in Destination Recreation -- we're checking out paragliding's cousin -- hang-gliding! Cat's taking us to the skies for an experience that she says she won't forget!

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Rutland State police are looking for two men they say robbed a gas station at knife point. Police say the armed robbery happened late Sunday night at the Cumberland Farms on North Main Street in Wallingford. That's when the cashier says two white males in their twenties robbed the store using a large knife. Anyone with information is asked to called the Rutland barracks.

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In two days -- New York marine patrol rescued 5 boaters in distress. They say two of the boats were in Lake Champlain near Crab Island. On Saturday multiple agencies responded to a sinking boat -- with two people on board. The two boaters were taken to the hospital. On Sunday, the coast guard responded to another sinking vessel off Crab Island. They say a nearby boater was able to help the two hinesburg men to safety -- they were not injured. Also on Sunday -- marine patrol rescued a plattsburgh man whose sailboat was damaged in rough waters. The boat was in the Cumberland Bay area by the Saranac river -- when the mast broke. The 48-year-old sustained minor injuries.

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17-hours and 39-minutes later...a Vermont woman is getting some well-deserved rest in France this morning... after starting her journey in England -- and completing her goal of swimming the English Channel. Bethany Bosch is a distance swimmer from Wallingford and- hit the water "across the pond" Sunday. At its narrowest point, the channel is 21 miles across -- but she had to swim more than that because of the currents. Part of the swim -- is to raise money for an aquatic center in Rutland.

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A Rutland area man is behind bars after leading police on an early morning chase. It happened Sunday morning in Rutland. Police say Jason Davis failed to stop for an officer on Woodstock Avenue -- instead running several stop signs. He eventually crashed his car into a home near the intersection of Jackson Avenue and Stratton Road. Davis was taken into custody. A passenger and a dog in the car were hurt in the crash.

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7-day forecast: warm & humid Labor Day with lots of sunshine. Still warm & muggy Tuesday, some sun early, but then showers & t-storms late afternoon & evening. Wednesday will be a little cooler & less humid. Nice on Thursday. Friday mostly nice, but another round of showers & t-storms coming through late and into early Saturday before clearing out and cooling down again for the rest of the weekend.

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

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17-hours and 39-minutes later...a Vermont woman is getting some well-deserved rest in France this morning... after starting her journey in England -- and completing her goal of swimming the English Channel. Bethany Bosch is a distance swimmer from Wallingford and- hit the water "across the pond" Sunday. At its narrowest point, the channel is 21 miles across -- but she had to swim more than that because of the currents. Part of the swim -- is to raise money for an aquatic center in Rutland.

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Rutland State police are looking for two men they say robbed a gas station at knife point. Police say the armed robbery happened late Sunday night at the Cumberland Farms on North Main Street in Wallingford. That's when the cashier says two white males in their twenties robbed the store using a large knife. Anyone with information is asked to called the Rutland barracks.

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In two days -- New York marine patrol rescued 5 boaters in distress. They say two of the boats were in Lake Champlain near Crab Island. On Saturday multiple agencies responded to a sinking boat -- with two people on board. The two boaters were taken to the hospital. On Sunday, the coast guard responded to another sinking vessel off Crab Island. They say a nearby boater was able to help the two hinesburg men to safety -- they were not injured. Also on Sunday -- marine patrol rescued a plattsburgh man whose sailboat was damaged in rough waters. The boat was in the Cumberland Bay area by the Saranac river -- when the mast broke. The 48-year-old sustained minor injuries.

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Senator Bernie Sanders is asking for billions of dollars to hire more medical staff at VA hospitals. Senator Sanders says the recent allegations-- about VA facilities forging wait times and delaying care- are another example of why further reform is needed. Sanders chairs the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs. He says hiring more doctors and nurses is a key step to improving care.

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(13:29:11 Sen Bernie Sanders)(("I've just communicated with the secretary of the VA. They are going to be very aggressive in going out getting more doctors, nurses and other people. Our legislation provides for them to have more space; that's often a problem. But the bottom line is they have got to move aggressively so that every veteran in this country that needs health care is gonna get not only good quality care but care in a timely manner. That's what we're working on right now.")) Sanders says his 16.3 billion dollar bill will allow for the hiring of more than a-thousand doctors and nurses at facilities across the country.

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The Senator is fueling speculation that he's testing the waters of a possible presidential run -- with a trip today to New Hampshire. Sanders is a special guest at the AFL-CIO Labor Day breakfast in the key battleground state. New Hampshire Senator Jeanne Shaheen and Representitive Carol Shea-Porter also are scheduled to attend the breakfast. Senator Sanders raked in more than three-quarters of a million dollars in fundraising last quarter, even though he's not up for re-election until 20-18.

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Expect some holiday traffic if you're travelling on Interstate 91 today. VTrans says to expect delays near exits two and three on I-91 in Brattleboro this afternoon and evening. The bridge project there has reduced both the north and southbound traffic to one lane, and that means during holiday travel periods, traffic delays are likely. They're advising drivers to avoid peak drive times -- or use Route 5 as an alternative.

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(anchors introduce gary) Local temps: mainly in 60s Fog: lots of it out there this AM NE temps/radar: lots of 60s, some low 70s south NE dewpoints: in sticky 60s, some oppressive 70s south U.S. Clouds/radar: weak front has come through northeast with showers and a few t-storms. Stronger front in midwest. Forecast precip: looks dry, but warm & humid on this Labor Day. Tomorrow the stronger cold front will come through late in the day with showers, t-storms, some could be strong.

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Today: Labor Day Partly cloudy Highs: 80 to 87 Wind: S 5 to 15 mph Tonight: Partly cloudy Patchy fog Lows: 60 to 70 Wind: S 5 to 10 mph Tuesday: AM sun Then showers, t-storms afternoon & evening Highs: 82 to 88 Wind: S 10 to 15 mph Extended: Wednesday: Partly cloudy Not as warm Less humid Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 70s Thursday: Mostly sunny Lows: 50s Highs: 75 to 82 Friday: Partly sunny Chance for showers, t-storms late Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 75 to 85 Hyper-Extended: Saturday: Chance for AM showers Then clearing Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 70s Sunday: Partly cloudy Lows: 45 to 55 Highs: 65 to 75

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15-thousand people are free this morning -- after a two-month seige by ISIS. Marlie Hall has the latest in worldwatch.

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The U.S. military has carried out more airstrikes against Islamic militants known as ISIS in northern Iraq. Over the weekend, Iraqi officials say security forces, along with U-S help, ended a nearly two-month siege of Amirli by ISIS... ?where roughly 15-thousand people had been trapped. On Capitol Hill, some lawmakers are pressing President Obama to toughen his stance against ISIS in both Iraq and neighboring Syria. But, the White House says the Pentagon is still developing options for possible action in Syria. Russian President Vladimir Putin is calling for immediate talks with Ukraine over the crisis in eastern Ukraine. It comes after E-U leaders met for a summit to discuss new economic sanctions against Russia. Pro-Russian separatists have been battling Ukrainian government forces for months. Some politicians here at home say Europe and the US should provide arms to the Ukrainians to help them defend themselves. And Nascar champion, Tony Stewart, returned to the race track for the first time since his involvement in the deadly accident that killed fellow driver, Kevin Ward, Junior three weeks ago. Stewart hit a wall twice and blew out his right front tire on lap 172 during Sunday night's race at Atlanta Motor Speedway He didn't make it to the finish line and left without speaking to reporters. The investigation into the crash that killed Kevin Ward, Junior is expected to last at least another two weeks. Those are some of the day's top stories. I'm Marlie Hall CBS News New York.

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It's said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And as kids head back to school this year... it's costing a lot more. So how does bad weather play a role? Jill Wagner explains.

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Maxine Rush says it's costing a whole lot more to fill up her shopping cart. "Everything. Everything has gone up." Analysts blame the higher prices ... in part ... on the weather. "Mother nature is in the game of supply and demand." Drought is boosting the price of milk, dairy, fruits and veggies... And coffee. This year alone, Maxwell House, Folgers and Starbucks raised prices by as much as 10 percent. Bacon is at a 30 year high and another breakfast staple -- orange juice -- hasn't fared much better…after bacteria hit the citrus crop in Florida. Analysts say one area where prices may come down, or at least stay the same, is cereal. That's because corn production has soared this year. (vo) But even with the price tag heading south... Cereal still isn't flying off the shelves. Avi Kaner with Morton Williams supermarkets says breakfast habits have changed. Shoppers are more health conscious -- passing on carbs and sugary juice -- and choosing proteins and dairy. "More people are having yogurt now... That's put pressure on milk. It's really every category that a consumer shops for is under price pressure." Rush says she tries to eat healthy... And uses coupons as much as possible. "If I think something is really too expensive I just won't buy it." Jill Wagner, CBS News, New York. ### Suggested tag: Kaner says shoppers can save about 15 percent if they use the circulars. Another tip to save money: buy store brands instead of name brand products.

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Almanac: A bit warm & muggy yesterday with just a little bit of rain in the Burlington area August recap: A tiny bit warmer than average, and drier than average Met seasons: Today is the first day of Meteorological Fall NE temps/radar: mainly in 60s, some low 70s south. Showers moving to the east NE dewpoints: muggy 60s

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Some people -- just want to soar. And in New Hampshire -- a few are learning to do just by paragliding. But as they told our Cat Viglienzoni -- the sport is hardly a breeze.

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((SOT Doug Rosenberg, Paragliding Student 005418 Every kid wants to fly. I was one of those kids that held onto that dream 21)) That dream is what brought Doug Rosenberg up to Morningside Flight Park -- where he's trying his hand at paragliding. He's starting to soar now -- but on day one, it was a different story. ((SOT Rosenberg 005542 I came in pretty cocky, definitely, and my first lesson was a bit humbling 46)) He says the sport is a lot harder than it looks. At first -- he could barely get the winging over his head -- and the strings were confusing. ((SOT Rosenberg 005606 There's several things that are counterintuitive. Like when the wing gets off to one side, your natural reaction is to run the opposite way to pull it up. That actually increases the severity of the wing-over. 17)) In paragliding, the pilot sits in a harness below the fabric wing, which is made up of a of cells and vents. Suspension lines also help maintain wing shape. ((NATS 005944 Instructor: You need to move underneath the glider. If you don't move underneath it, it doesn't move nearly as quick with the hand controls 50)) While it isn't easy -- learning how to handle the equipment eventually becomes second nature for paragliders -- but it takes time and a lot of practice. ((SOT Joe Seitz, Paragliding Instructor 010755 All the lines on the paraglider are like your shoes when you're a child. They seem to be quite difficult to manage and you can't imagine tying your shoes, but after a while it's pretty straightforward and you don't really think about it 05)) But what each pilot DOES have to think about -- on each launch -- are the conditions. ((SOT Joe 010509 It's always a unique situation, even if you've visited that location many times because the wind is always going to be a little different. 16)) Instructors say the most imporant thing their students need to learn is how the wind and weather can affect their ability to launch the glider. ((SOT Joe 010443 they continue to think oh, I can do it, I can do it, and that go-to positive attitude can get them into trouble if they don't respect the elements and the conditions around them 55)) Basic programs here take about 24 hours of instruction -- and students usually can launch off the training hill. Newcomers say it can be hard to relax and enjoy the ride. ((SOT Rosenberg 005657 Sometimes I'll kind-of pull out of it a little when I'm up there and think oh, that's right, I'm flying 01 02 Because mostly what you're doing is thinking where am I going, where am I making my turn, I want to hit the landing zone just right into the wind, so there are a lot of things going on in your mind 12)) And when they need a break... there's always time for a friendly -- eye-popping -- inflation race. NATS 010252 Instructor: One, two ... go! race nats Cat Viglienzoni, Channel 3 News, Charlestown, New Hampshire.

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Experienced paragliders can actually stay in the air for hours with right location and conditions. If you want more information about paragliding lessons -- we have a link on our website with this story. And NEXT week in Destination Recreation -- we're checking out paragliding's cousin -- hang-gliding! Cat's taking us to the skies for an experience that she says she won't forget!

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The President of Vermont Gas targeted by protestors Arrest-- a man behind bars after car chase ends in a crash ... And a new invention for kids with cerebral palsy

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

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Police say it was a protest-- over a natural Gas pipeline that went too far. And now the safety of employees at Vermont Gas is being called into question. Logan Crawford reports.

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Controversy has swirled around Vermont Gas Systems' proposed natural gas pipeline. Police say protestors took their opposition to the front door of Vermont Gas Systems president and CEO Don Gilbert. More than 20 marched onto his property. (tile 3222 00:00:58:05) ((Chief Frank Koss/Hinesburg Community Police "What they were doing was they had set up a projector and was showing a movie on the side of their residence, their house." 00:01:04:18)) In a statement -- the group "Green Mountain Earth First" claims it organized the event -- and projected a documentary about the dangers of fracking on the side of Gilbert's house. Police say Gilbert called 9-1-1 -- and when authorities arrived the crowd left. (tile 3222 00:01:35:16) ((Chief Frank Koss/Hinesburg Community Police "Nobody was arrested. We did allow them to leave. We did identify the cars, as well as there's some people that were familiar." 00:01:44:24)) (tile 3261 00:15:52:25) ((Logan Crawford/South Burlington "Protests have happened before at the headquarters of Vermont Gas Systems -- but police say the rally at the president's home crossed a line. The police chief says if it happens again -- more serious action will be taken." 00:16:05:09)) (tile 3222 00:02:11:05) ((Chief Frank Koss/Hinesburg Community Police "The number of years I've been doing this, I cannot believe how inappropriate this was and how dangerous this could have been, when they came up and confronted a home owner in their residence at night. It could have resulted in somebody being hurt." 00:02:27:25)) Gilbert declined to go on camera. Steve Wark of Vermont Gas Systems says he worries about the safety of company employees. (02:16) ((Steve Wark/Vt Gas "Appears clear there was a crime committed last night, clearly a trespass. The question is does it raise to a level where it will be prosecuted." 02:25)) Hinesburg Police say they will follow up with individuals they identified -- and warn them about the consequences of further trespassing. Logan Crawford, channel 3 news, South Burlington. -3-

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A Rutland area man is behind bars after leading police on an early morning chase. It happened Sunday morning in Rutland. Police say Jason Davis failed to stop for an officer on Woodstock Avenue -- instead running several stop signs. He eventually crashed his car into a home near the intersection of Jackson Avenue and Stratton Road. Davis was taken into custody. A passenger and a dog in the car were hurt in the crash.

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A Northeast Kingdom-- man who was shot by state police -- now faces more charges. Friday -- Eric Jackson pleaded not guilty to 10 criminal charges relating to the high speed chase back in May that ended in Barton. Police say he tried to ram two troopers -- so they shot him. An investigation found they acted properly. The 27-year-old was arraigned by teleconference -- because he is still recovering from his wounds.

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A Lowell man is facing charges after allegedly taking a school bus on a drunken joy ride. Police were called to a Montgomery home early Saturday morning after residents say a man tried to break in. Police say that man was 24-year-old Matthew Pion. They say after Pion was unable to get inside, he stole the nearby school bus. Pion drove the bus on the Hazen Notch Road without lights on and crashed it through several mailboxes. He was eventually taken into custody at his home. Pion was arrested for DUI, Attempted Burglary, Theft of a School Bus, Possession of Narcotics and other charges.

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A Dartmouth College student says a class project prompted him to start a charity that's changing kids' lives. Scott Mitchell founded Stand With Me, an organization working to bring pediatric standing frames to countries where families with children who have cerebral palsy can't afford the standard medical equipment. A regular frame can cost up to 8-thousand dollars, but Mitchell says his costs about 50 to 65 dollars to make, and all the parts can be found at a hardware store.

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((SOT Scott Mitchell, Stand With Me Founder 011409 I had spent three months working in Peru last summer ((COVER)) and kind-of seeing these children on a daily basis and working with both the physical therapists and the patients every day and getting my hands on. 19 And I really saw that these patients don't have the luxury of getting these really nice medical devices that we have in the U.S. 25)) They're planning on making about 75 -- and then sending them out to get feedback in the next year. To learn more about you can help -- visit stand-with-me-dot-org.

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Here's a look at help wanted this morning. Genesis Rehabilitation in Rutland is hiring. The company is looking for a physical therapist assistant as well as a Speech-Language Pathologist. Qualifications include but aren't limited to being liscensed as requrired by vermont state practice.

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The largest mental health provider in New England -- is hiring. The Howard Center is looking to fill a number of positions including case and program managers, as well as clinical, nursing, and administrative positions. There are full and partime jobs open. If you are interested -- the Howard Center is having a job fair this Wednesday -- at the Burlingotn Department of labor from 10 am until 1 pm.

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Are you looking for a job -- but feel that some of your skills or resume needs some shining up? If so, Community College of Vermont says is has the program for you. The Governor's Career Ready Certificate program will give you a chance to earn both a national career readiness certificate and the Governor's career ready certificate, all at no cost to you. To hear more about this fall class, there will be a presentation at the Burlington Department of Labor on Pearl Street, at 9:30 a.m. this Wednesday. For more information on how to apply --- visit our info center for a complete list. Wcax.com. That's Help Wanted.

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(anchors introduce gary) Local temps: mainly in 60s Fog: lots of it out there this AM NE temps/radar: lots of 60s, some low 70s south NE dewpoints: in sticky 60s, some oppressive 70s south U.S. Clouds/radar: weak front has come through northeast with showers and a few t-storms. Stronger front in midwest. Forecast precip: looks dry, but warm & humid on this Labor Day. Tomorrow the stronger cold front will come through late in the day with showers, t-storms, some could be strong.

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Today: Labor Day Partly cloudy Highs: 80 to 87 Wind: S 5 to 15 mph Tonight: Partly cloudy Patchy fog Lows: 60 to 70 Wind: S 5 to 10 mph Tuesday: AM sun Then showers, t-storms afternoon & evening Highs: 82 to 88 Wind: S 10 to 15 mph Extended: Wednesday: Partly cloudy Not as warm Less humid Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 70s Thursday: Mostly sunny Lows: 50s Highs: 75 to 82 Friday: Partly sunny Chance for showers, t-storms late Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 75 to 85 Hyper-Extended: Saturday: Chance for AM showers Then clearing Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 70s Sunday: Partly cloudy Lows: 45 to 55 Highs: 65 to 75

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(((They tried, but rain just washed out the Labor Day classic 200 Sunday at Thunder Road. They'll try it tom The Labor Day Classic serves as the final points race in the Late Model division. There were some heat races that took place today, before the bad weather. After those heat races, Derrick O'Donnell has just a 16 point lead on Barre's Nick Sweet for the King of the Road crown. However, even if Sweet wins tomorrow, O'Donnell just has to place in the top 6 in order to win back to back championships.orrow in Barre with a post time of 1:30. --- (((Derrick O'Donnell/" We want it to be over for sure, but this gives us an opportunity to being the car home and mae it a little better. We struggled a little bit today, so this is actually going to work in our favor I think. It's going to be a long night, that's for sure. There won't be a lot of sleeping going on, but we'll have a car to work on all night that will keep us occupied."))) (((Nick Sweet/"Basically, I control my own destiny. I just have to go out and race as hard as I can. We're planning on racing for the win here, so from here on out, that's all we can do. Hopefully, the chips fall in the right order for us."))) --- The uvm men's soccer team won the james madison invitational today in virginia, beating appalachian state, 3-1. the 2-0 cats open up play at virtue field friday against lasalle in the first game of the morgan stanley windjammer classic. --- The Vermont Lake Monsters hosting tri City on state police day. AJ Burke getting the start for Vermont and looking sharp, the strikeout here to end the first inning. Vermont trying to close out the season on a positive not, this certainly helps, Max Kuhn with the infield single J.P. Sportman scores. 1-0 Monsters. Tri City evens it up in the third, Kristian Trompiz leads off with a double, moves to third on a sacrafice bunt and scores here on the Alex Hernandez single to center. Tri City goes on to the 4-1 win. --- The Lake Monsters close out the regular season tonight at 5 at Centennial Field. It is Meet the Monsters day at the Ballpark. The 11 teams we featured this summer on Meet the Monsters get to head down and check out the game for free. That's it for now, Scott Fleishman, channel 3 sports, have a great day.)))

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Germany is joining the U-S...getting in the fight against ISIS. The German government is sending some top-flight military equipment to Iraq to help the Kurdish who are fighting Islamic State militants...including rifles, tank-busting weapons and armored vehicles. On Sunday, the U.S. carried out two more airstrikes against IS militants. More lawmakers are pressing President Obama to toughen his stance against ISIS in both Iraq and neighboring Syria. But, the White House says the Pentagon is still developing options for possible action in Syria.

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This pool party in Tripoli is video released by an Islamist-allied militia group -- that now controls the U-S Embassy and its residential compound. The group seized control of Libya's capital and its international airport too. All U-S personnel were evacuated more than a month ago -- when the security situation began to deteriorate.

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Russia's aggressive behavior toward Ukraine will be a key agenda item at a NATO summit that President Barack Obama will attend this week in Wales. Russian President Vladimir Putin is calling for immediate talks with Ukraine over the crisis in eastern Ukraine... after European leaders met to discuss even more economic sanctions.

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Here in Vermont -- a traffic alert for holiday travel. VTrans says to expect delays near exits two and three on Interstate 91 in Brattleboro this afternoon and evening. The bridge project there has reduced both the north and southbound traffic to one lane, and that means during holiday travel periods, traffic delays are likely. They're advising drivers to avoid peak drive times -- or use Route 5 as an alternative.

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A Rutland area man is behind bars after leading police on an early morning chase. It happened Sunday morning in Rutland. Police say Jason Davis failed to stop for an officer on Woodstock Avenue -- instead running several stop signs. He eventually crashed his car into a home near the intersection of Jackson Avenue and Stratton Road. Davis was taken into custody. A passenger and a dog in the car were hurt in the crash.

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A Northeast Kingdom man who was shot by state police at the end of a high speed chase -- now faces more charges. Eric Jackson pleaded not guilty to 10 criminal charges relating to the chase back in May that ended in Barton. Police say he tried to ram two troopers -- so they shot him. An investigation found their actions were justified. The 27-year-old was arraigned by teleconference -- because he is still recovering from his injuries.

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On this first day of september...the region's apple crop is getting ripe for the picking. Growers say they expect a decent yield -- but not as good as last year's bumper crop. Some early season varieties are already ripening, prompting some pick-your-own orchards to open this weekend. Vermont is the region's second-largest producer of apples -- turning out 850-thousand bushels last year. New York was number one.

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It took her 17 hours and 39 minutes...but a Vermont woman is resting in France this morning... ...After swimming her way from England -- across the English Channel. Bethany Bosch is a distance swimmer from Wallingford and- hit the water "across the pond" Sunday. At its narrowest point, the channel is 21 miles across -- but she had to swim more than that because of the currents. Part of her journey is to raise money for an aquatic center in Rutland.

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

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NE temps/radar: mainly in 60s, some low 70s south. Showers moving to the east NE dewpoints: muggy 60s

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4 Legs and a tail - Do Heroes Come in Threes. These stray dogs became friends of the 154th Medic Unit in Afghanistan and foiled a suicide bombers attempt. - Black Cats. Why do they get such a bad rap? - Enrich Your Pets- Free things you can do to make you pet happy. - Careers in the pet and animal World- - Fire Department to the rescue- Some cool pet rescues by local fire departments.

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A Lowell man is facing charges after allegedly taking a school bus on a drunken joy ride. Police were called to a Montgomery home early Saturday morning after residents say a man tried to break in. Police say that man was 24-year-old Matthew Pion. They say after Pion was unable to get inside, he stole the nearby school bus. Pion drove the bus on the Hazen Notch Road without lights on and crashed it through several mailboxes. He was eventually taken into custody at his home. Pion was arrested for DUI, Attempted Burglary, Theft of a School Bus, Possession of Narcotics and other charges.

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A Dartmouth College student says a class project prompted him to start a charity that's changing kids' lives. Scott Mitchell founded Stand With Me, an organization working to bring pediatric standing frames to countries where families with children who have cerebral palsy can't afford the standard medical equipment. A regular frame can cost up to 8-thousand dollars, but Mitchell says his costs about 50 to 65 dollars to make, and all the parts can be found at a hardware store.

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((SOT Scott Mitchell, Stand With Me Founder 011409 I had spent three months working in Peru last summer ((COVER)) and kind-of seeing these children on a daily basis and working with both the physical therapists and the patients every day and getting my hands on. 19 And I really saw that these patients don't have the luxury of getting these really nice medical devices that we have in the U.S. 25)) They're planning on making about 75 -- and then sending them out to get feedback in the next year. To learn more about you can help -- visit stand-with-me-dot-org.

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On this first day of september...the region's apple crop is getting ripe for the picking. Growers say they expect a decent yield -- but not as good as last year's bumper crop. Some early season varieties are already ripening, prompting some pick-your-own orchards to open this weekend. Vermont is the region's second-largest producer of apples -- turning out 850-thousand bushels last year. New York was number one.

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7-day forecast: warm & humid Labor Day with lots of sunshine. Still warm & muggy Tuesday, some sun early, but then showers & t-storms late afternoon & evening. Wednesday will be a little cooler & less humid. Nice on Thursday. Friday mostly nice, but another round of showers & t-storms coming through late and into early Saturday before clearing out and cooling down again for the rest of the weekend.

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Rutland State police are looking for two men they say robbed a gas station at knife point. Police say the armed robbery happened late Sunday night at the Cumberland Farms on North Main Street in Wallingford. That's when the cashier says two men in their 20s robbed the store using a large knife. Anyone with information is asked to called the Rutland barracks.

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In two days -- New York marine patrol had to make five boat rescues. They say two of the boats were in Lake Champlain near Crab Island. On Saturday , they responded to a sinking boat -- with two people on board. The two boaters were taken to the hospital. On Sunday, the coast guard responded to another sinking vessel off Crab Island. They say a nearby boater was able to help the two hinesburg men to safety. Neither was hurt. Also on Sunday -- marine patrol rescued a plattsburgh man whose sailboat was damaged in rough waters. The boat was in the Cumberland Bay area by the Saranac river -- when the mast broke. The 48-year-old sustained minor injuries.

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A Northeast Kingdom-- man who was shot by state police -- now faces more charges. Eric Jackson pleaded not guilty to 10 criminal charges relating to the high speed chase back in May that ended in Barton. Police say he tried to ram two troopers -- so they shot him. An investigation ruled their actions -- justified. The 27-year-old was arraigned by teleconference -- because he is still recovering from his injuries.

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Senator Bernie Sanders is asking for billions of dollars to hire more medical staff at VA hospitals. Senator Sanders says the recent allegations-- about VA facilities forging wait times and delaying care- are another example of why further reform is needed. Sanders chairs the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs. He says hiring more doctors and nurses is a key step to improving care.

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(13:29:11 Sen Bernie Sanders)(("I've just communicated with the secretary of the VA. They are going to be very aggressive in going out getting more doctors, nurses and other people. Our legislation provides for them to have more space; that's often a problem. But the bottom line is they have got to move aggressively so that every veteran in this country that needs health care is gonna get not only good quality care but care in a timely manner. That's what we're working on right now.")) Sanders says the bill will allow for the hiring of more than a thousand new doctors and nurses.

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The Senator is fueling speculation that he's testing the waters of a possible presidential run -- with a trip today to New Hampshire. Sanders is a special guest at the AFL-CIO Labor Day breakfast in the key battleground state. New Hampshire Senator Jeanne Shaheen and Representitive Carol Shea-Porter also are scheduled to attend the breakfast. Senator Sanders raked in more than three-quarters of a million dollars in fundraising last quarter, even though he's not up for re-election until 20-18.

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7-day forecast: warm & humid Labor Day with lots of sunshine. Still warm & muggy Tuesday, some sun early, but then showers & t-storms late afternoon & evening. Wednesday will be a little cooler & less humid. Nice on Thursday. Friday mostly nice, but another round of showers & t-storms coming through late and into early Saturday before clearing out and cooling down again for the rest of the weekend.


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