Mon 17-NOV-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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A suspect shot by police -- leads officers on a high speed chase. State Police say local Windsor officers opened fire -- after some sort of incident with a car in the parking area off Route 5. More agencies then joined in the chase around 4-30 Sunday afternoon...which eventually ended in Claremont, New Hampshire. The driver has been identified as 34-year-old Jose Burgos of White River Junction. Troopers say he was taken to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center for gunshot wound to the left arm. Burgos was last listed in stable condition. Police say he had warrants out for his arrest. A passenger -- 25-year-old Brittany Smith of Claremont, New Hampshire -- was also arrested. The officers involved in the shooting aren't being identified, at this time. Per standard procedure -- they are on adminsitrative leave. We're still working to find out -- what led to the gunfire and chase.

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Quarentine ends today -- for a Rutland man in isolation over Ebola fears. Peter Italia agreed to go into a three-week quarantine after his trip to West Africa. The state was first alerted to his trip by Rutland's mayor. Dozens of emails released to W-C-A-X by a public records request show Vermont -- and even the White House -- were tracking his case. Italia -- never showed any symptoms of the virus -- and health officials stress that the public was never in any danger.

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Meanwhile -- the 10th person to be treated for Ebola in the U-S is in "extremely critical condition" at a Nebraska Hospital. Doctor Martin Salia (sah-LEE'-uh) was working as a surgeon in Sierra Leone -- when he contracted the virus. Salia is a permanent U-S resident. His wife and two kids -- live in suburban Maryland.

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A fire in Tupper Lake New York has left 6 people homeless. Officials say the fire at the Park Street building broke out Saturday night. Three of four units were occupied -- and the six residents made it out safely. Firefighters had help from neighboring towns and were able to keep the fire from spreading to nearby buildings. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. The residents are being helped by the Red Cross.

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Things appear to be going better for Vermonters signing up for health insurance. The state re-launched it's health exchange website this weekend. Top leaders say, there were only minor, isolated issues that were quickly resolved. Logan Crawford reports on the re-launch.

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Tatiana Bruno purchased health insurance through Vermont Health Connect during the first enrollment period. She says her experience with the health care provider and its website has been frustrating. (TC 00:01:08:19 Tile 5234) ((Tatiana Bruno/Burlington "A difficult site to navigate, just in terms of finding the page that I could figure out what my balance was and when it was due, what my benefits were." 00:01:20:15)) Bruno's troubles with the site only got worse. (TC 00:01:24:01 Tile 5234) ((Tatiana Bruno/Burlington "Then I kept getting things in the mail saying that I couldn't do it online anymore, I didn't have access to my online account. So now it's just kind of more inconvenient for me to get my payment to them." 00:01:37:06)) Open enrollment for Vermont Health Connect's began Saturday -- as did the relaunch of Health Connect's new website. State officials say the new and improved website will be more successful than last time. ((Lawrence Miller, Vt. Health Reform Chief 01:45:21 There has been a complete series of unit testing on the individual small pieces of software improvement, system integration testing, SIT testing, user acceptance testing, user validation testing.)) (TC 00:07:06:25 Tile 5236) ((Logan Crawford/Burlington "Vermonters experienced numerous problems signing up for health insurance during Health Connect's last enrollment. Many users posted on the WCAX Facebook page how the site didn't work or they were unable to enroll. State officials say those wishing to get coverage will now be able to successfully apply online." 00:07:24:00)) ((Lawrence Miller, Vt. Health Reform Chief 01:45:02 "we took advantage of being down to do more work than we originally planned, not just technology work but to go through all the back office processes to make them more efficient, reduce errors so that people will have a better experience through this open enrollment period.)) The open enrollment goes though February 15th 20-15. 22-thousand are already signed up from the previous enrollment and Miller expects between 3 to 8 thousand people to enroll during this period. Dave Lamont of Winooski says his son just enrolled in Vermont Health Connect easily. (TC 00:00:19:12 Tile 5233) ((Dave Lamont/Winooski "As far as I know it went well and he's good to go." 00:00:22:19)) And Bruno hopes for better luck the second time around. (TC 00:02:01:01 Tile 5234) ((Tatiana Bruno/Burlington "We'll see on Monday after I finish with my weekend. But yea I'll check it out on Monday and see what else is going on." 00:02:07:29)) The project has cost 77-million dollars. And while it has caused headaches has in the past, Health Connect officials say the new system is operating at expected. Logan Crawford, channel 3 news, Burlington. -3-

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Some states, like Oregon and Nevada, that had similar botched rollouts the first go-around.... folded and decided to go with the federal exchange for the second round of open enrollment. The Obama administration says 100-thousand people signed up on that website -- HealthCare-dot-gov -- over the weekend. That's a big difference from last year, when only a handful of customers could get past frozen computer on the first enrollment day.

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One of the architects of the nation's health care law has come under fire over recent comments- which President Obama has now addressed. Speaking at a press conference in Australia, the President said there was no provision of the Affordable Care Act that was not extensively debated and fully transparent. His remarks come after video surfaced last week of an adviser to that law, Jonathan Gruber, saying, quote, "the stupidity of the American voter" helped Democrats pass the law. Gruber has since said he spoke inappropriately and regrets the comments. Gruber is also a paid consultant on Vermont's single-payer plans.

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(anchors introduce gary) Local temps: in 30s NE temps/radar: lots of 30s; snow north, some rain south U.S. Clouds/radar: storm system moving up from the south Forecast clouds/precip: snow & rain in AM changing to rain; then to a few snow showers tonight as cold air comes in on strong wind. Tuesday cold & blustery Winter Weather Advisory: NY and south until 7 PM

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Today: AM rain/snow changing to rain Highs: 33 to 40 Wind: SSE 5 to 10 mph Tonight: A few snow showers Turning cold & blustery Lows: 22 to 28 Wind: WSW 10 to 20 mph Tuesday: Partly sunny Mtn. snow showers Cold & blustery Highs: 23 to 30 Wind: WSW 15 to 25 mph Extended: Wednesday: Partly sunny A few mtn. snow showers Lows: 12 to 22 Highs: 25 to 35 Thursday: Mostly cloudy Rain/snow showers Lows: 15 to 25 Highs: 30s Friday: Partly sunny Chance for snow showers Lows: 10 to 20 Highs: 20s Hyper-Extended: Saturday: Partly cloudy Lows: 10 to 20 Highs: 25 to 35 Sunday: Partly cloudy Lows: 15 to 25 Highs: 32 to 42

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The parents of the latest Western hostage to be killed by the Islamic State group say they're "heartbroken" by their son's killing, but "incredibly proud" of his humanitarian work. Susan McGinnis has the latest on the former U-S Army ranger beheaded by the terror group...

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The fifteen-minute video purportedly shows ISIS militants, their faces exposed, decapitating Syrian soldiers. At the end...a masked man with a British accent.. stands over the severed head of American aid worker worker Peter Kassig, a U.S. soldier turned aid worker kidnapped in Syria last year. He is the 3rd American, and the 5th Western hostage killed by ISIS. Unlike previous ISIS videos, it doesn't show Kassig alive before the beheading. But the group does identify their location as Dabiq, a town in northern Syria ...and threatens US military personnel. (Jihadi John sot) "tomorrow we'll be slaughtering your soldiers" Residents of Kassig's homestate of Indiana remember the sacrifices he made to help Syrians in need. (SOT David Carlson/ Professor) He chose to go back to help with all the suffering in Syria caused by the civil war. (STANDUP) On Sunday, the White House confirmed the video is authentic and President Obama called the murder an act of pure evil. The U.S. is pressing forward with its effort to ultimately destroy the terror group. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Sunday the U.S. military is speeding up its training and advising of Iraqi forces who are fighting ISIS: (SOT Hagel) We're in the process now of opening four training centers in Iraq. Hagel says Americans should prepare for a long and difficult struggle. Susan McGinnis CBS News Washington.

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New York police are trying to find the suspect -- who pushed man onto the subway tracks -- killing him instantly. Police have released surveillance video -- and are aggresively searching for this man. Police say a 61-year-old man and his wife were standing on the subway platform in the Bronx Sunday morning when he was pushed. Police say the conducter tried to stop the train -- but it was too late. The attacker fled. Witnesses say he ran out of the station and boarded a city bus.

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The Dropkick Murphys have canceled a concert after a tour bus carrying the band struck and killed a pedestrian. The Boston-Based Irish band announced on its Facebook page that a man darted in front of the bus early Sunday as the vehicle was headed to the Dallas airport in Texas. The band wrote that police suspect suicide. The band says the bus was damaged and the driver was serverly shaken up -- leading them to cancel a show in Tulsa Oklahoma the following night.

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Americans across the board are saving more, but there is one generation that is not saving enough. According to a new study, millennials -- people under the age of 35 -- actually have a negative savings rate. But the reason millennials aren't saving has a lot to do with the economy. The careers of many of these young people are stuck in a holding pattern because the workers ahead of them in work chart are delaying retirement. That creates a trickle down effect and has left millennials with stagnant wages -- but with costs that continue to rise. And even when they are earning the same amount but are forced to spend more on daily expenses, it is the savings account that takes the hit.

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Americans know about large data breaches that have affected a number of retailers, banks and online sites over the past year. But a new study shows that's not changing the majority of shoppers' habits. A new survey from the Information Technology Security Association says 94 percent of consumers are familiar with security breaches that came to light over the past year -- at retailers including Target and Home Depot. Three out of four of those surveyed say they're concerned -- but many are not doing much about it. The study shows only 45 percent of consumers changed their online passwords or PIN numbers -- and just 28 percent shopped less at retailers affected by data breaches.

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The world's first solar road is open for business.... but only to bicyclists right now. The 230-foot strip is located in the netherlands. It's a test route for the company Solaroad. The road surface is a made of solar panels and converts sunlight into energy. Eventually the energy created will be used to power street lights, electric cars and even homes.

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Docotrs are finding a link between Asthma -- and heart attacks. Eboni Williams explains in this morning's healthwatch.

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Recent asthma attacks, or asthma that requires daily medication can significantly raise the risk of heart attack. That's according to research presented at an American Heart Association meeting. One study, involving more than 65-hundred patients, mostly seniors, found those with active asthma were 60 percent more likely to have a heart attack or stroke. (source: American Heart Association) (transition) For the first time in history, preterm birth is the leading killer of young children around the world. A new study found of the estimated 6-point-3 million deaths of children under the age of five last year, more than one million were due to complications from preterm births. Most of the deaths occurred in African and Asian nations. A $250-million dollar study aimed at preventing such deaths is about to begin. (source: The Lancet) (transition) and: seniors who want to avoid hip fractures should maintain a healthy weight. That's according to a study in Singapore involving more than 60-thousand people.. Researchers found those who lost at least 10 percent of their weight were much more likely to suffer hip fractures - while gaining a few pounds seemed to have little impact on the risk of injuries. (source: International Osteoporosis Foundation) Those are some of the day's top health stories. Eboni Williams, CBS News, New York.

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Caught in the act-- 2 men charged in copper theft... Internet Freedom --- the fight over creating "fast lanes" for companies. And Help wanted-- we'll take a look at job openings across Vermont...

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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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Construction is continuing on phase one of a natural gas pipeline in westerner Vermont. And as Alex Apple found out -- so too are negotiations with landowners.

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Some support it. ((Tom Donahue- Rutland Chamber of Commerce: "It becomes imperative that Rutland County also has access to natural gas)) Others have protested against it. ((Protestor: "Vermont Gas bears the real responsibility for costing ratepayers more money)) But construction on a 41 mile Vermont Gas pipeline -- running through Chittenden, Addison and Rutland Counties continues. The company says it has now reached agreements with 75 percent of landowners who live along the pipeline's route. (35:33 Steve Wark/VT Gas)(("Another 20 percent we're making really good headway with.")) Ten homeowners met with Governor Peter Shumlin last week to express their concerns over the negotiations. Steve Wark -- Vermont Gas' spokesman -- emphasized the company's desire to co-exist with landowners. (36:40 Steve Wark/VT Gas)(("In Chittenden and Franklin County, Vermont Gas has been doing business for almost 50 years, so people are used to seeing the infrastructure, they're used to the service, but in Addison County, this is very new technology.")) That technology comes in the form of over 200,000 feet of piping. Vermont Gas pays for a full time inspector to ensure each piece is structurally sound. (Charlie Pughe/Project Manager 20:18)(("All this pipe was ultrasounded. So they ran it through an ultrasonic machine to inspect it and look for any voids in the walls of the pipe.")) Because the natural gas is less dense than water -- VT gas uses a concrete coated pipe that will sink in the ground in wetlands. A special anti-corrosion pipe is used along route 289 in Chittenden County. (30:44 Charlie Pughe/Project Manager)(("This is the prytek pipe which is the bulk of the pipe we're using here. We're not working in a wetland area here so there is no concrete coated pipe.")) Workers will dig a six foot deep trench to ensure proper conditions above and below the steel. (29:49 Charlie Pughe/Project Manager)(("Once the pipe is all welded-up, they'll come up through with the excavator and dig the trench for where the pipe is going to go.")) Once construction is finished, the company says their job is to build up the terrain to prevent runoff -- a key environmental concern. (31:12 Charlie Pughe)(("They'll be mulching in. You can see where it's mulched with hay to protect erosion.")) (protest footage) And despite the protests or concerns expressed by some Vermonters, Wark says the company has not wavered in its commitment to the project. (36:05 Steve Wark)(("At the end of the day, our infrastructure will be here for a long time so we want to be good neighbors.")) Alex Apple. Channel 3 News. Essex.

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The company has reached agreements with 166 landowners along the route. Vermont Gas says 11 landowners have opted to negotiate through a mediator.

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Rutland police say they caught a pair of copper thieves -- in the act. They say they surrounded the home at 68 Church Street -- and saw two suspects get away. Police ran after them -- and say the men had burglary tools with them. They say -- they were trying to remove copper from the house. Nicholas Doane and Nicholas Dorrington are now both facing burglary charges.

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Lawmakers in New Hampshire will be choosing leadership this week. Former New Hampshire House speakers Gene Chandler and Bill O'Brien are competing to regain the top job in the New Hampshire House. House Republicans will gather tomorrow for the vote. O'Brien's tenure as speaker from 2011 to 2012 was marked by controversy, while Chandler was investigated for campaign finance violations when he was speaker in 2004 and pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor. The Bartlett resident has the backing of Influential Republicans. Both the New Hampshire House and Senate now have GOP majorities.

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A new group of lawmakers will arrive under Montpelier's golden dome this January, but work is already starting ahead of the new session. Wednesay, rookie and veteran lawmakers will receive a preliminary legislative briefing. The day-long session will focus on the budget, health care reform, and education... three issues expected to receive substantial attention in the two years to come. The state faces a revenue shortfall this year even after one round of cuts, and a 100-million dollar gap in the following year. The state's health exchange is back online this weekend, but lawmakers must also pay attention to the soon-to-be-released single payer funding plans. Montpelier also has to find a way to pay for the state's significant education costs while faced with declining student enrollment.

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Senator Bernie Sanders is sounding off on internet freedom. Both Sanders and Senator Patrick Leahy are backing efforts to get the Federal Communications Commission to reject rules that would set up what some some are calling "fast lanes in cyberspace." The F-C-C is considering allowing companies to pay to have their data travel more quickly online.

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((Senator Bernie Sanders from Media encoder 11/11/14 Time code 02:45 "that will destroy the kind of neutrality that we have right now. It will be a Disservice to small business and small time publications)) Senator Sanders says ending net neutrality would be a disaster.

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Let's jump into help wanted. The Dairy Farmers of America is hiring in Rutland. DFA is looking for a field representative. Their job responsibilities include developing, maintaining and enhancing relationships with farm members in assigned area. Provide advice and guidance as well as technical direction to producers on all matters concerning milk production, productivity, quality, facility sanitation and safety issues. Applicants must have an associate's degree, equivalent from a two-year college or techincal school -- OR six months to one year related experience or training.

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Superior Technical Ceramics in St. Albans has a number of positions open. The company is looking for a business development manager, materials engineering manager, and a CNC operator. The company is located in the St. Albans Industrial park -- and offers a competitive package of compensation and benefits and has a family friendly work environment. Head on over to our info center to check out the job requirements and responsibilities.

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And Rice Lumber in Shelburne has openings. The family owned and operated company is now hiring a C-D-L driver. This fulltime position offers competitive pay -- and benefits include 401k, health insurance, and paid vacation. And channel 3 is hiring a Chief Photographer. We have full details on our info center. If you would like to post open jobs -- email help-wanted@wcax.com. That's this weeks help wanted.

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(anchors introduce gary) Local temps: in 30s NE temps/radar: lots of 30s; snow north, some rain south U.S. Clouds/radar: storm system moving up from the south Forecast clouds/precip: snow & rain in AM changing to rain; then to a few snow showers tonight as cold air comes in on strong wind. Tuesday cold & blustery Winter Weather Advisory: NY and south until 7 PM

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Today: AM rain/snow changing to rain Highs: 33 to 40 Wind: SSE 5 to 10 mph Tonight: A few snow showers Turning cold & blustery Lows: 22 to 28 Wind: WSW 10 to 20 mph Tuesday: Partly sunny Mtn. snow showers Cold & blustery Highs: 23 to 30 Wind: WSW 15 to 25 mph Extended: Wednesday: Partly sunny A few mtn. snow showers Lows: 12 to 22 Highs: 25 to 35 Thursday: Mostly cloudy Rain/snow showers Lows: 15 to 25 Highs: 30s Friday: Partly sunny Chance for snow showers Lows: 10 to 20 Highs: 20s Hyper-Extended: Saturday: Partly cloudy Lows: 10 to 20 Highs: 25 to 35 Sunday: Partly cloudy Lows: 15 to 25 Highs: 32 to 42

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Officials in New York are reaching out to the public for help after a moose poaching incident in the Adirondacks. DEC officials are trying to figure out who shot and killed a young moose in the town of Newcomb two weeks ago. New York conservation officials are encouraging the public to use this toll-free hotline for reporting poachers.

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Rifle season is officially underway in Vermont. Proud hunters have been sharing photos on our Facebook page. Vermont's Fish and Wildlife Department says, the health and size of the state's herd has never been better.

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State Officials say taking smart safety steps is no guarantee that you will bag a deer, but it could go a long way to help keep the season incident-free. ((Robert Currier - State Game Warden I'd like to urge people to always be cognizant where they are and people around them)) This year's rifle season runs through November 30th.

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(((A lot on the line for the New England Patriots on Sunday night football. Denver lost yesterday so A Pats win over the Colts would put new england firmly in the driver seat to lock up the top seed in the AFC. Tom Brady has been red hot in the last few weeks, trying to keep in going in Indy. Second quarter Colts QB Andrew Luck has his passed tipped, it goes right into the hands of New England's Devin McCordy. That sets up Jonus Gray's second of four touchdown runs in the game. This one from 2 yards out. 14-3 Pats. right before the half, Brady being chased throws up a pass for the heck of it, it's intercepted. It leads to a touchdown and New England's lead is now 14-10 at the break. Brady tries to make up for that in the third quarter, the nice pass over the top to tight end tim wright for the touchdown. fourth quarter, Rob Gronkowski puts the exclmation point on this one and then some. 26 yards who is going to stop that runaway truck.The Patrtios Come away with the win. --- The UVM men's basketball team continues its season opening road trip tonight facing Siena in Albany's Times Union Center at 7. The Cats are coming off a 4 point loss in the season opener at Canisius Saturday afternoon. --- The Middlebury field hockey team hosting Ursinus in an NCAA regional final 18 minutes in, Bridget Instrum gets the Panthers on the board with the beautiful finish falling down... 1-0 Midd... 5 Minutes later, Instrum at it again, spins around a defender and fires... She had a hat trick.. 2-0 Middlebury at the break... Second half, her teammates getting into the mix... Pam Schulman fires it home off the Olivia Jurkowitz pass. Then Catherrine Fowler finds Jillian Green, she does the rest.. Middlebury cruises past Ursinus 5-1, advancing to their first NCAA Final Four since 2011. The Panthers face NJIT in the semis Saturday. ---- That's it for now, Scott Fleishman, channel 3 sports, have a great day.)))

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This morning we're meeting a group of students who built robots out of LEGOs -- for a contest Sunday. Cat Viglienzoni went to one of their practices to see how they were preparing for the big day.

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NATS table robot With each move, this robot is learning how to complete a simple task. It was built entirely from LEGOs by the "Robotic Marauders". The Northfield-based team has been getting ready for competition since August. MORE NATS Their robot needs to complete a set of tasks... including spinning a color wheel -- and then picking up the corresponding ring... and bringing it back to the home base. All that is made possible by programming. ((NATS Harless 912 "so this is saying, robot, go forward for this many rotations" 917)) Sixth grader Kenny Harless says it takes a lot of trial and error to fine tune how much power they want to give the engines and how many rotations the wheels need to make. ((SOT Kenny Harless, Robotic Marauders 1602 We're going to have one person programming and one person handling the robot, saying you need to make it go back, or you need to make it go forward 09)) ((Cat Standup 2929 Now all their preparation is leading up to Sunday, where they'll put their robots to the test against almost two dozen other teams 36)) NATS TORI Another part of their presentation is TORI. A competition question challenged students to create a robot that could aid in archaeological discoveries. So the team built a display showing how their touring robot could take people to places where they couldn't normally go... via Skype and a tablet. ((SOT Sam Beebe, Robotic Marauders 3734 We knew that somehow we had to get the iPad onto it, so we decided that we would put it towards the front. 42 And we would put it over the motors so that it got more traction on the ground 48)) Their coach says it's problem-solving like that -- that helps the students grow. ((SOT Tim Moynihan, Team Coach 3113 When they first begin they're usually very individual. They work -- one student works over here, one student works over here, and they usually don't talk to each other that much. As we go together and as the team progresses, that's when you get more teamwork 28)) Learning -- and having fun... through robotics. Cat Viglienzoni, Channel 3 News, Northfield.

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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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A suspect shot by police -- leads officers on a high speed chase. State Police say local Windsor officers opened fire -- after some sort of incident with a car in the parking area off Route 5. More agencies then joined in the chase around 4-30 Sunday afternoon...which eventually ended in Claremont, New Hampshire. The driver has been identified as 34-year-old Jose Burgos of White River Junction. Troopers say he was taken to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center for gunshot wound to the left arm. Burgos was last listed in stable condition. Police say he had warrants out for his arrest. A passenger -- 25-year-old Brittany Smith of Claremont, New Hampshire -- was also arrested. The officers involved in the shooting aren't being identified, at this time. Per standard procedure -- they are on adminsitrative leave. We're still working to find out -- what led to the gunfire and chase.

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Quarentine ends today -- for a Rutland man in isolation over Ebola fears. Peter Italia agreed to go into a three-week quarantine after his trip to West Africa. The state was first alerted to his trip by Rutland's mayor. Dozens of emails released to W-C-A-X by a public records request show Vermont -- and even the White House -- were tracking his case. Italia -- never showed any symptoms of the virus -- and health officials stress that the public was never in any danger.

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Meanwhile -- the 10th person to be treated for Ebola in the U-S is in "extremely critical condition" at a Nebraska Hospital. Doctor Martin Salia (sah-LEE'-uh) was working as a surgeon in Sierra Leone -- when he contracted the virus. Salia is a permanent U-S resident. His wife and two kids -- live in suburban Maryland.

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A fire in Tupper Lake New York has left 6 people homeless. Officials say the fire at the Park Street building broke out Saturday night. Three of four units were occupied -- and the six residents made it out safely. Firefighters had help from neighboring towns and were able to keep the fire from spreading to nearby buildings. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. The residents are being helped by the Red Cross.

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Vermont Health Connect's website appears to be working better this second enrollment period. 22-thousand people are already signed up from the previous enrollment. But that process was was hassle for some. Officials say they took advantage of being down to do more work with the technology AND address back office issues. 3 to 8 thousand additional people are expected to enroll during this period. The second enrollment period ends February 15th.

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Some states, like Oregon and Nevada, that had similar botched rollouts the first go-around.... folded and decided to go with the federal exchange for the second round of open enrollment. The Obama administration says 100-thousand people signed up on that website -- HealthCare-dot-gov -- over the weekend. That's a big difference from last year, when only a handful of customers could get past frozen computer on the first enrollment day.

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One of the architects of the nation's health care law has come under fire over recent comments- which President Obama has now addressed. Speaking at a press conference in Australia, the President said there was no provision of the Affordable Care Act that was not extensively debated and fully transparent. His remarks come after video surfaced last week of an adviser to that law, Jonathan Gruber, saying, quote, "the stupidity of the American voter" helped Democrats pass the law. Gruber has since said he spoke inappropriately and regrets the comments. Gruber is also a paid consultant on Vermont's single-payer plans.

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(anchors introduce gary) Local temps: in 30s NE temps/radar: lots of 30s; snow north, some rain south U.S. Clouds/radar: storm system moving up from the south Forecast clouds/precip: snow & rain in AM changing to rain; then to a few snow showers tonight as cold air comes in on strong wind. Tuesday cold & blustery Winter Weather Advisory: NY and south until 7 PM

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Today: AM rain/snow changing to rain Highs: 33 to 40 Wind: SSE 5 to 10 mph Tonight: A few snow showers Turning cold & blustery Lows: 22 to 28 Wind: WSW 10 to 20 mph Tuesday: Partly sunny Mtn. snow showers Cold & blustery Highs: 23 to 30 Wind: WSW 15 to 25 mph Extended: Wednesday: Partly sunny A few mtn. snow showers Lows: 12 to 22 Highs: 25 to 35 Thursday: Mostly cloudy Rain/snow showers Lows: 15 to 25 Highs: 30s Friday: Partly sunny Chance for snow showers Lows: 10 to 20 Highs: 20s Hyper-Extended: Saturday: Partly cloudy Lows: 10 to 20 Highs: 25 to 35 Sunday: Partly cloudy Lows: 15 to 25 Highs: 32 to 42

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The White House has confirmed the identity of the 5th western victim -- beheaded by ISIS. Anne Marie Green has the latest in worldwatch.

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The White House confirmed the death Peter Kassig Sunday after reviewing a gruesome video showing an ISIS member standing over a severed head. The 26-year-old soldier-turned-aid worker was captured by the militant group in Syria last year. Kassig is the fifth western victim *beheaded* by ISIS. +++++ Recovery workers in rebel-controlled eastern Ukraine are collecting debris from the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17...four months after it was shot down killing all 298 people on board. The fragments are headed to the government-controlled eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv for further investigation. The mission comes amid new amateur footage, obtained by the Associated Press, showing how close the burning jet came to hitting a nearby village. Ukraine and the West have blamed the attack on Russia-backed separatists in the region. And, people across the country are awaiting a grand jury decision on whether to indict Ferguson, Missouri police officer, Darren Wilson, in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Since Brown's death in August, protesters have marched through the streets demanding justice. Some businesses in the area have already begun boarding up their windows fearing violence. Those are some of the day's top stories. I'm Anne Marie Green CBS News New York.

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Americans across the board are saving more, but there is one generation that is not saving enough. According to a new study, millennials -- people under the age of 35 -- actually have a negative savings rate. But the reason millennials aren't saving has a lot to do with the economy. The careers of many of these young people are stuck in a holding pattern because the workers ahead of them in work chart are delaying retirement. That creates a trickle down effect and has left millennials with stagnant wages -- but with costs that continue to rise. And even when they are earning the same amount but are forced to spend more on daily expenses, it is the savings account that takes the hit.

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Americans know about large data breaches that have affected a number of retailers, banks and online sites over the past year. But a new study shows that's not changing the majority of shoppers' habits. A new survey from the Information Technology Security Association says 94 percent of consumers are familiar with security breaches that came to light over the past year -- at retailers including Target and Home Depot. Three out of four of those surveyed say they're concerned -- but many are not doing much about it. The study shows only 45 percent of consumers changed their online passwords or PIN numbers -- and just 28 percent shopped less at retailers affected by data breaches.

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The world's first solar road is open for business.... but only to bicyclists right now. The 230-foot strip is located in the netherlands. It's a test route for the company Solaroad. The road surface is a made of solar panels and converts sunlight into energy. Eventually the energy created will be used to power street lights, electric cars and even homes.

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Almanac: cool & dry yesterday NE temps/radar: lots of 30s; snow north, some rain south Forecast clouds/precip: snow & rain in AM changing to rain; then to a few snow showers tonight as cold air comes in on strong wind. Tuesday cold & blustery Winter Weather Advisory: NY and south until 7 PM Doozometer: Will this storm be a doozy?

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It's spurred over a half dozen protests this summer and fall, but construction on phase one of a natural gas pipeline continues. Workers in Essex this week were laying pipe for what will eventually connect the 41 mile route running through Chittenden, Addison and Rutland Counties. A special anti-corrosion pipe is used along route 289 in Chittenden County. Because the natural gas is less dense than water -- VT gas uses a concrete coated pipe that will sink in the ground in wetlands. An inspector makes sure each piece of the line is structurally sound.

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(30:44 Charlie Pughe/Project Manager)(("This is the prytek pipe which is the bulk of the pipe we're using here. We're not working in a wetland area here so there is no concrete coated pipe 8 (29:49 Charlie Pughe/Project Manager)(("Once the pipe is all welded-up, they'll come up through with the excavator and dig the trench for where the pipe is going to go.")) The company says it has now reached agreements with 75 percent of landowners who live along the pipeline's route. Ten homeowners met with Governor Peter Shumlin last week to express their concerns over the negotiations.

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Officials in New York are reaching out to the public for help after a moose poaching incident in the Adirondacks. DEC officials are trying to figure out who shot and killed a young moose in the town of Newcomb two weeks ago. New York conservation officials are encouraging the public to use this toll-free hotline for reporting poachers.

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Rifle season is officially underway in Vermont. Proud hunters have been sharing photos on our Facebook page. Vermont's Fish and Wildlife Department says, the health and size of the state's herd has never been better. This year's rifle season runs through November 30th.

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Caught in the act-- 2 men charged in copper theft... Internet Freedom --- the fight over creating "fast lanes" for companies. And Help wanted-- we'll take a look at job openings across Vermont...

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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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Rutland police say they caught a pair of copper thieves -- in the act. They say they surrounded the home at 68 Church Street -- and saw two suspects get away. Police ran after them -- and say the men had burglary tools with them. They say -- they were trying to remove copper from the house. Nicholas Doane and Nicholas Dorrington are now both facing burglary charges.

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Lawmakers in New Hampshire will be choosing leadership this week. Former New Hampshire House speakers Gene Chandler and Bill O'Brien are competing to regain the top job in the New Hampshire House. House Republicans will gather tomorrow for the vote. O'Brien's tenure as speaker from 2011 to 2012 was marked by controversy, while Chandler was investigated for campaign finance violations when he was speaker in 2004 and pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor. The Bartlett resident has the backing of Influential Republicans. Both the New Hampshire House and Senate now have GOP majorities.

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A new group of lawmakers will arrive under Montpelier's golden dome this January, but work is already starting ahead of the new session. Wednesay, rookie and veteran lawmakers will receive a preliminary legislative briefing. The day-long session will focus on the budget, health care reform, and education... three issues expected to receive substantial attention in the two years to come. The state faces a revenue shortfall this year even after one round of cuts, and a 100-million dollar gap in the following year. The state's health exchange is back online this weekend, but lawmakers must also pay attention to the soon-to-be-released single payer funding plans. Montpelier also has to find a way to pay for the state's significant education costs while faced with declining student enrollment.

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Senator Bernie Sanders is sounding off on internet freedom. Both Sanders and Senator Patrick Leahy are backing efforts to get the Federal Communications Commission to reject rules that would set up what some some are calling "fast lanes in cyberspace." The F-C-C is considering allowing companies to pay to have their data travel more quickly online.

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((Senator Bernie Sanders from Media encoder 11/11/14 Time code 02:45 "that will destroy the kind of neutrality that we have right now. It will be a Disservice to small business and small time publications)) Senator Sanders says ending net neutrality would be a disaster.

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Let's jump into help wanted. The Dairy Farmers of America is hiring in Rutland. DFA is looking for a field representative. Their job responsibilities include developing, maintaining and enhancing relationships with farm members in assigned area. Provide advice and guidance as well as technical direction to producers on all matters concerning milk production, productivity, quality, facility sanitation and safety issues. Applicants must have an associate's degree, equivalent from a two-year college or techincal school -- OR six months to one year related experience or training.

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Superior Technical Ceramics in St. Albans has a number of positions open. The company is looking for a business development manager, materials engineering manager, and a CNC operator. The company is located in the St. Albans Industrial park -- and offers a competitive package of compensation and benefits and has a family friendly work environment. Head on over to our info center to check out the job requirements and responsibilities.

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And Rice Lumber in Shelburne has openings. The family owned and operated company is now hiring a C-D-L driver. This fulltime position offers competitive pay -- and benefits include 401k, health insurance, and paid vacation. And channel 3 is hiring a Chief Photographer. We have full details on our info center. If you would like to post open jobs -- email help-wanted@wcax.com. That's this weeks help wanted.

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(anchors introduce gary) Local temps: in 30s NE temps/radar: lots of 30s; snow north, some rain south U.S. Clouds/radar: storm system moving up from the south Forecast clouds/precip: snow & rain in AM changing to rain; then to a few snow showers tonight as cold air comes in on strong wind. Tuesday cold & blustery Winter Weather Advisory: NY and south until 7 PM

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Today: AM rain/snow changing to rain Highs: 33 to 40 Wind: SSE 5 to 10 mph Tonight: A few snow showers Turning cold & blustery Lows: 22 to 28 Wind: WSW 10 to 20 mph Tuesday: Partly sunny Mtn. snow showers Cold & blustery Highs: 23 to 30 Wind: WSW 15 to 25 mph Extended: Wednesday: Partly sunny A few mtn. snow showers Lows: 12 to 22 Highs: 25 to 35 Thursday: Mostly cloudy Rain/snow showers Lows: 15 to 25 Highs: 30s Friday: Partly sunny Chance for snow showers Lows: 10 to 20 Highs: 20s Hyper-Extended: Saturday: Partly cloudy Lows: 10 to 20 Highs: 25 to 35 Sunday: Partly cloudy Lows: 15 to 25 Highs: 32 to 42

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(((A lot on the line for the New England Patriots on Sunday night football. Denver lost yesterday so A Pats win over the Colts would put new england firmly in the driver seat to lock up the top seed in the AFC. Tom Brady has been red hot in the last few weeks, trying to keep in going in Indy. Second quarter Colts QB Andrew Luck has his passed tipped, it goes right into the hands of New England's Devin McCordy. That sets up Jonus Gray's second of four touchdown runs in the game. This one from 2 yards out. 14-3 Pats. right before the half, Brady being chased throws up a pass for the heck of it, it's intercepted. It leads to a touchdown and New England's lead is now 14-10 at the break. Brady tries to make up for that in the third quarter, the nice pass over the top to tight end tim wright for the touchdown. fourth quarter, Rob Gronkowski puts the exclmation point on this one and then some. 26 yards who is going to stop that runaway truck.The Patrtios Come away with the win. --- The UVM men's basketball team continues its season opening road trip tonight facing Siena in Albany's Times Union Center at 7. The Cats are coming off a 4 point loss in the season opener at Canisius Saturday afternoon. --- The Middlebury field hockey team hosting Ursinus in an NCAA regional final 18 minutes in, Bridget Instrum gets the Panthers on the board with the beautiful finish falling down... 1-0 Midd... 5 Minutes later, Instrum at it again, spins around a defender and fires... She had a hat trick.. 2-0 Middlebury at the break... Second half, her teammates getting into the mix... Pam Schulman fires it home off the Olivia Jurkowitz pass. Then Catherrine Fowler finds Jillian Green, she does the rest.. Middlebury cruises past Ursinus 5-1, advancing to their first NCAA Final Four since 2011. The Panthers face NJIT in the semis Saturday. ---- That's it for now, Scott Fleishman, channel 3 sports, have a great day.)))

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

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Another American has been beheaded by the so-called Islamic State group. A video shows the severed head of 26-year-old aid worker and former U-S Army Ranger Peter Kassig, as well as the beheading of a dozen Syrian soldiers. Kassig was abducted in October 20-13 while helping victims of Syria's civil war. The parents of the Indiana-native say they're "heartbroken" by their son's killing, but "incredibly proud" of his humanitarian work.

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Quarentine ends today -- for a Rutland man in isolation over Ebola fears. Peter Italia agreed to go into a three-week quarantine after his trip to West Africa. The state was first alerted to his trip by Rutland's mayor. Dozens of emails released to W-C-A-X by a public records request show Vermont -- and even the White House -- were tracking his case.

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Meanwhile -- the 10th person to be treated for Ebola in the U-S is in "extremely critical condition" at a Nebraska Hospital. Doctor Martin Salia (sah-LEE'-uh) was working as a surgeon in Sierra Leone -- when he contracted the virus. Salia is a permanent U-S resident. His wife and two kids -- live in suburban Maryland.

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A nasty norovirus has made almost 1-hundred-80 people sick on a cruise ship. Health officials plan to board the ship docked in California today. Some of the more than 41-hundred people aboard the Crown Princess began to show signs of the gastrointestinal sickness a few days into the nearly monthlong voyage from Los Angeles to Hawaii to Tahiti. They were treated on the ship.

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Fire destroyed a two-story apartment building in Tupper Lake. Officials say the fire at the Park Street building was reported shortly after 9 p.m. Saturday. All but one of the four units was occupied. The six residents made it out safely and are being helped by the Red Cross. Firefighters had assistance from neighboring towns and were able to keep the blaze from spreading to adjacent buildings. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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Vermont Health Connect's website appears to be working better this second enrollment period. 22-thousand people are already signed up from the previous enrollment. But that process was was hassle for some. Officials say they took advantage of being down to do more work with the technology AND address back office issues. 3 to 8 thousand additional people are expected to enroll during this period. The second enrollment period ends February 15th.

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Some states, like Oregon and Nevada, that had similar botched rollouts the first go-around.... folded and decided to go with the federal exchange for the second round of open enrollment. The Obama administration says 100-thousand people signed up on that website -- HealthCare-dot-gov -- over the weekend. That's a big difference from last year, when only a handful of customers could get past frozen computer on the first enrollment day.

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Rifle season is officially underway in Vermont. Proud hunters have been sharing photos on our Facebook page. Vermont's Fish and Wildlife Department says, the health and size of the state's herd has never been better. The season runs until November 30th.

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

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NE temps/radar: lots of 30s; snow north, some rain south Winter Weather Advisory: NY and south until 7 PM

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Dr. Marv Greenberg from the Animal Hospital of Hinesburg joins us this morning to talk about acupuncture on small animals.


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