Mon 26-SEP-2016 Early A.M. News Script

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The steeple on a Burlington church will be replaced today. The previous one on top of Burlington's College Street Congregational Church was destroyed by a fire that was intentionally set. The new steeple took nearly 3 years to build -- and cost around two million dollars. As long as the weather cooperates .. The new steeple will be assembled today.

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A Black Lives Matter Flag flying over the University of Vermont campus since Thursday -- is stolen. The flag was taken overnight Saturday. UVM's student government association -- who sponsored the flag -- says the theft underscores the necessity to have a discussion.

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It's expected to be one of the most widely watched presidential debates in the country's history ... Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will face off for the first time tonight. Right now -- the candidates are neck and neck in the national polls. As they take the same stage for the first time -- the fireworks may be unpredictable. Debate coverage starts at 9 tonight ... Right here on Channel 3.

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The investigation into a officer-involved shooting continues in Claremont, New Hampshire. An autopsy is scheduled today on the man killed by police. Officials say 25-year-old Cody Lafont was killed yesterday after a confrontation with police. No officers were hurt -- and the identity of the officer involved has not yet been released. The New Hampshire Attorney General's office is investigating.

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A Brownington woman has been reported missing. This is 58-year old Sarah Bensenhaver. Family members say she was last seen yesterday in her Brownington home. Loved ones think she's on foot -- but no word on where she is heading. Foul play is not suspected, but her family is worried for her well being.

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1} WEATHER1_GREEN


Today: Cold, clear, frosty start to the day. Warming up into the 60s with lots of sunshine for most of the day, some clouds moving in late.

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3} HELLO_SOFT


((THANK GARY)) Gary ... If the weather holds up today .. Crews will finally be able to replace the steeple on a Burlington church.

4} CHURCHSTEEPLEREPLACEAM_TOPVO


3 years ago ... A fire- that was intentionally set- destroyed the steeple on Burlington's College Street Congregational Church. Two million dollars -- and almost 3 years -- later, the steeple and clock will be back on top today. This morning ... The Steeplejacke firm will transport the new steeple from Barre to the Queen City. The new structure is 60 feet tall... And will once again have a 4 sided clock .. That chimes on the hour. The church community plans to hold it's official dedication ceremony on the third anniversary of the fire... Sunday October 23rd.

5} MISSING11_WVO


A missing boater who lives in Vermont .. Is found in the Atlantic Ocean. 22 year old Nathan Carman .. Who is originally from Connecticut ... Was fishing with his mother when they went missing last week. U.S. Coast guard officials say Carman was found yesterday in a life raft about 100 miles south of Martha's Vineyard. His mother .. 54 year old Linda Carman is still missing.

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An autopsy will be performed today .. On the man killed by police in Claremont New Hampshire. Officials say 25-year-old Cody Lafont was killed during a confrontation with police on Congress Street yesterday morning. No officers were injured... The New Hampshire Attorney General's office is investigating the incident. The name of the officer involved has not been released.

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A New Hampshire woman is dead after a crash near the Vermont border. Police say Saturday night, Lorrie Valentine lost control of her car on Route 12 in Westmoreland -- went off the road -- and flipped over. The 52-year-old from Walpole died. Police say, speed and alcohol may be involved.

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Police need your help finding a Brownington woman. Take a look, this is 58-year old Sarah Bensenhaver. Family members say she was last seen yesterday in her Brownington home. Loved ones believe she is on foot but no word on where she is heading. Foul play is not suspected, but her family is worried for her well being. Any information, call State Police.

9} NYAMBER11_WVO


New York Senator Chuck Schumer wants emergency cell phone alerts to include pictures. Wireless emergency alerts were sent out to millions of New Yorkers during the search for last week's bombing suspect. But Schumer says the system is outdated and the messages lacked critical information -- including a photo of the suspect. The New York Democrat wants the FCC to upgrade the nation's Wireless Emergency Alert system.

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Thousands showed up for for the annual Old Fashioned Harvest Market in Underhill this weekend. The market is an annual tradition for more than 40 years. The United Church of Underhill hosted the event that filled the grounds with booths for people to buy everything from fresh apple cider to handmade jewelry and artwork. Streets and sidewalks were packed as neighboring home and business owners set up their own booths along the streets.

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((2SHOT)) ((GREEN WALL)) Current: Clear, cold, frosty morning. Local temps: Mainly in 30s, some upper 20s in colder pockets. NE clouds: Skies clear, some high, thin clouds to the west. NE radar/temps: Radar clear in our area. Temps a little warmer in southern New England, some 40s and 50s. U.S. Rad/sat: High pressure still over the northeast with clear skies. Frontal system to our west. Forecast clouds/precip: First part of frontal system will swing through fairly quickly during the overnight hours tonight. We'll get some sunshine going by Tuesday afternoon. Second part of the frontal system is a slow drifter. It may start moving in on Thursday and hang around into the weekend with some unsettled weather.

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Today: Mostly sunny Increasing clouds late Highs: 62 to 68 Wind: S 5 to 15 mph Tonight: Showers Lows: 45 to 52 Wind: S 5 to 15 mph Tuesday: A few AM showers Then partly sunny Highs: 63 to 70 Wind: W 5 to 15 mph Extended: Wednesday: Partly cloudy Lows: 40s Highs: 60s Thursday: Partly sunny Chance for showers Lows: 45 to 55 Highs: 58 to 68 Friday: Partly sunny Chance for showers Lows: 45 to 55 Highs: 60s Hyper-Extended: Saturday: Partly sunny Chance for showers Lows: 48 to 58 Highs: 60s Sunday: Partly sunny Chance for showers Lows: 48 to 58 Highs: 60s

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Courtney Contos Founder/Owner Gratin of Belgian Endive and Basque Blue Cheese 3 or 4 large heads Belgian endive Kosher salt 1 1/2 cups mayonnaise, homemade or store-bought 1 cup crumbled bleu des Basques cheese 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes Leaves from 14 marjoram sprigs Juice of 1 lemon 3 tablespoons chopped parsley Extra-virgin olive oil Preheat the oven to 450F. Peel off the outer layer of each endive and discard, then trim off the base of the stem. Cut each endive lengthwise into thirds. Place in the baking dish and sprinkle with salt. Spread the mayonnaise on the endive portions, dividing it evenly. Scatter the cheese over the top and sprinkle with the pepper flakes and marjoram. Bake for approximately 15 minutes, until the endives are tender and the cheese is bubbly and golden brown. Remove from the oven, sprinkle with the lemon juice and parsley, and drizzle with olive oil. Serve immediately. Basque Mushroom Toast with Sage 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 shallots, minced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 pound mushrooms (such as a combination of king oyster, white button, and porcini), trimmed and minced Kosher salt 1 tablespoons Madeira or brandy 1 tablespoon heavy cream 1/4 cup grated Roncal, Manchego, and Grana Padano cheese 4 thin slices white Pullman bread, crusts removed 1/2 cup mayonnaise, homemade or store-bought 16 small fresh sage leaves In a large sauce pan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the shallots and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes, until translucent. Raise the heat to high, add the mushrooms and 1 teaspoon salt, and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 15 minutes, until the mushrooms release their juices and the liquid evaporates. Add the Madera and cream and cook for another 2 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool for a minute or two, then fold in the cheese. Let cool for about 30 minutes, until room temperature. Divide the mushroom mixture between two of the bread slices, spreading it evenly, and then top with the remaining two slices. Heat a large cast iron or nonstick frying pan over low heat until very hot. Spread about 2 tablespoons of the mayonnaise on top of each sandwich. Press 4 sage leaves into the mayonnaise on each sandwich, placing 1 leaf on each quarter of the bread. When the pan is hot, add the sandwiches, mayonnaise side down. Using a large spatula, press down on the top of both sandwiches and sear them without moving them for 1 minute, until they begin to brown. Before flipping them, spread the remaining mayonnaise on the tops of the sandwiches, using 2 tablespoons for each sandwich, and then press the remaining 8 sage leaves into the mayonnaise. Now flip and sear for 2 minutes on the second side, again pressing down on the sandwiches with a spatula. Cut each sandwich into quarters, and arrange on a platter. Serve immediately.

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A man suspected of killing five people in a mall will face a judge today. Washington State police say a 20-year old man started firing off shots inside a Macy's Store in the Seattle area last week. Police say four women and one man were killed. Authorities searched for the suspect .. And finally found him yesterday.

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Police lift the temporary curfew in Charlotte, North Carolina. That midnight to 6AM curfew was set last Friday after protests broke out following the death of Keith Lamont Scott. Scott was shot and killed by police on Tuesday. Police say Scott had a gun on him.

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A trip to Starbucks turns deadly in Las Vegas. Police there say a man's credit card was declined at the drive thru yesterday morning. Although he got his order, they say the suspect stormed inside with a weapon and began fighting with a customer. They say the suspect started firing off shots. The victim was rushed to the hospital and later died. About 14 people were inside at the time of the shooting.

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Investigators are working to find out how two small planes collided over the weekend killing three people. The crash happened in New York State near Buffalo yesterday morning. Officials say there were two people in one plane and one in the other when the crash happened. No one on the ground was hurt.

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New research says the maternal mortality rate in the U-S has gone up. Researchers say between 2000 and 20-14, there's been a 27-percent increase in deaths due to complications from pregnancy or childbirth. The New York Times reports America's increase is above a number of poorer countries whose rates have declined. Health officials say maternal death is preventable with proper healthcare during and after pregnancy.

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Do you like spicy foods? Gourmet tortilla chipmaker Paqui claims to have made the world's spiciest chip. So hot -- that get this -- you only get one -- and it comes in a tiny coffin. The Carolina Reaper Madness chip is seasoned with carolina reaper peppers. Which happens to be the Guinness Book of World Records holder for hottest chili pepper. The company recommends ice cream, yogurt, milk or honey to fight the fire that happens in your mouth after you eat the one chip. One costs 4.99.

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Big news this weekend -- Melissa got married!

21} WEATHER3_GREEN


NE clouds: Skies clear, some high, thin clouds to the west. NE radar/temps: Radar clear in our area. Temps a little warmer in southern New England, some 40s and 50s. Today: Cold, clear, frosty start to the day. Warming up into the 60s with lots of sunshine for most of the day, some clouds moving in late.

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It's expected to get pretty lively -- the first presidential debate happens tonight. What analysts say to watch for. Plus an iconic steeple finally gets replaced after fire. And police are investigating a controversial flag that was stolen from UVM.

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Today: Cold, clear, frosty start to the day. Warming up into the 60s with lots of sunshine for most of the day, some clouds moving in late.

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It's expected to be one of the most widely watched presidential debates in the country's history. And ahead of the first presidential debate tonight... Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are neck and neck in the national polls. The latest ABC news - washington post poll shows Clinton 2 points ahead of Trump. Tonight ... Trump and Clinton will go head to head .. One the SAME stage .. For the first time. And experts predict... It could get ugly.

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((Donald Trump / (R) Presidential Nominee "Hillary Clinton is the voice for global special interests." Hillary Clinton / (D) Presidential Nominee "He is not just unprepared. He is temperamentally unfit.")) Debate coverage starts at 9 tonight ... Right here on Channel 3.

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If the weather holds up today .. Crews will finally be able to replace the steeple on a Burlington church. 3 years ago ... A fire- that was intentionally set- destroyed the steeple on Burlington's College Street Congregational Church. Two million dollars -- and almost 3 years -- later, the steeple and clock will be back on top today. This morning ... the new steeple will be transported from Barre to the Queen City.

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A Black Lives Matter Flag that was flying on the campus of the University of Vermont is stolen. The flag was taken sometime Saturday night. It went up Thursday -- following the police shootings in North Carolina and Oklahoma. UVM's student government president says the theft underscores the necessity to engage in discussion about the injustices that so many Americans face because of the color of their skin.

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An autopsy will be performed today .. On the man killed by police in New Hampshire. 25 year old Cody Lafont died yesterday morning in Claremont after a confrontation with police. No officers were injured. Investigators are finding out what sparked the shooting. The name of the officer involved in the shooting has not been released.

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Police say someone fended off an assault on the Long Trail with pepper spray. It happened yesterday morning on a section of the trail near Bolton Mountain. Police say the person was reportedly grabbed in the chest area by an unknown man. The suspect is described as a white male in his 30's, wearing blue jeans, and an orange hunting hat. He was last seen walking south on the Long Trail.

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Another bus stuck in the Notch. Officials say Route 108 -- was closed for a few hours last night after a bus became stuck. A new state law fines truck drivers who get stuck in the Notch.. but a loophole allows bus drivers to avoided the penalty. Use of busses on the road, while legal, is discouraged.

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This month is expected to be one of the driest Septembers on record. Despite a drought that's caused hardship for some Vermonters -- it's been a boost in business for others. The first vines of the 2016 harvest at Shelburne Vineyards are being picked this week -- including these marquette grapes. Owners project this harvest will yeild between 30 to 40 thousand bottles of wine. The twist has also offered a growth in jobs here. Many of the two dozen employees are refugees that resettled in Vermont.

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((MALANDA: "I do like this work because it's easy for me. And I discovered something I've never seen in my country.")) ((Albert: Very focused on what they do, and I think they need the work - and so they appreciate it, and we appreciate them.")) Despite most being temporary jobs -- the opportunity may allow for personal growth. But workers won't know if it was the best harvest ever until next year -- when they can finally put it to the taste.

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Gary.. The leaves are changing in Vermont... The same is true for the Adirondacks .. Where state leaders say the leaves are FINALLY changing.. Chilly conditions can help speed up that color change.... Right Gary

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((2SHOT)) ((GREEN WALL)) Current: Clear, cold, frosty morning. Local temps: Mainly in 30s, some upper 20s in colder pockets. NE clouds: Skies clear, some high, thin clouds to the west. NE radar/temps: Radar clear in our area. Temps a little warmer in southern New England, some 40s and 50s. U.S. Rad/sat: High pressure still over the northeast with clear skies. Frontal system to our west. Forecast clouds/precip: First part of frontal system will swing through fairly quickly during the overnight hours tonight. We'll get some sunshine going by Tuesday afternoon. Second part of the frontal system is a slow drifter. It may start moving in on Thursday and hang around into the weekend with some unsettled weather.

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Today: Mostly sunny Increasing clouds late Highs: 62 to 68 Wind: S 5 to 15 mph Tonight: Showers Lows: 45 to 52 Wind: S 5 to 15 mph Tuesday: A few AM showers Then partly sunny Highs: 63 to 70 Wind: W 5 to 15 mph Extended: Wednesday: Partly cloudy Lows: 40s Highs: 60s Thursday: Partly sunny Chance for showers Lows: 45 to 55 Highs: 58 to 68 Friday: Partly sunny Chance for showers Lows: 45 to 55 Highs: 60s Hyper-Extended: Saturday: Partly sunny Chance for showers Lows: 48 to 58 Highs: 60s Sunday: Partly sunny Chance for showers Lows: 48 to 58 Highs: 60s

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The cooler fall temps beg for cozy diner recipes. Chef Courtney Contos is with us this morning with some ideas! Gratin of Belgian Endive and Basque Blue Cheese 3 or 4 large heads Belgian endive Kosher salt 1 1/2 cups mayonnaise, homemade or store-bought 1 cup crumbled bleu des Basques cheese 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes Leaves from 14 marjoram sprigs Juice of 1 lemon 3 tablespoons chopped parsley Extra-virgin olive oil Preheat the oven to 450F. Peel off the outer layer of each endive and discard, then trim off the base of the stem. Cut each endive lengthwise into thirds. Place in the baking dish and sprinkle with salt. Spread the mayonnaise on the endive portions, dividing it evenly. Scatter the cheese over the top and sprinkle with the pepper flakes and marjoram. Bake for approximately 15 minutes, until the endives are tender and the cheese is bubbly and golden brown. Remove from the oven, sprinkle with the lemon juice and parsley, and drizzle with olive oil. Serve immediately. Basque Mushroom Toast with Sage 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 shallots, minced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 pound mushrooms (such as a combination of king oyster, white button, and porcini), trimmed and minced Kosher salt 1 tablespoons Madeira or brandy 1 tablespoon heavy cream 1/4 cup grated Roncal, Manchego, and Grana Padano cheese 4 thin slices white Pullman bread, crusts removed 1/2 cup mayonnaise, homemade or store-bought 16 small fresh sage leaves In a large sauce pan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the shallots and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes, until translucent. Raise the heat to high, add the mushrooms and 1 teaspoon salt, and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 15 minutes, until the mushrooms release their juices and the liquid evaporates. Add the Madera and cream and cook for another 2 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool for a minute or two, then fold in the cheese. Let cool for about 30 minutes, until room temperature. Divide the mushroom mixture between two of the bread slices, spreading it evenly, and then top with the remaining two slices. Heat a large cast iron or nonstick frying pan over low heat until very hot. Spread about 2 tablespoons of the mayonnaise on top of each sandwich. Press 4 sage leaves into the mayonnaise on each sandwich, placing 1 leaf on each quarter of the bread. When the pan is hot, add the sandwiches, mayonnaise side down. Using a large spatula, press down on the top of both sandwiches and sear them without moving them for 1 minute, until they begin to brown. Before flipping them, spread the remaining mayonnaise on the tops of the sandwiches, using 2 tablespoons for each sandwich, and then press the remaining 8 sage leaves into the mayonnaise. Now flip and sear for 2 minutes on the second side, again pressing down on the sandwiches with a spatula. Cut each sandwich into quarters, and arrange on a platter. Serve immediately.

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Bringing in a new furry family member is always exciting for lots of people. But some animals never get that opportunity to find their forever homes. Today I'm joined by Kylie Degroot with the Humane Society of Chittenden County with a success story on a senior dog who's beating the odds. Thank you guys for being here. ((George, you and your wife adopted Sable. Why?)) ((what was Sable's condition when coming to the shelter?)) ((how difficult is it to get senior adopted?)) ((what challenges come with senior animals?)) ((George what has Sable done for you and your wife?)) Sable 13 yr. old yellow lab mix In shelter flea infested, really old, deaf, skin infections - turned it around and found home

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((Good morning, Sunday was a tough day in the sports world. Last night, the family of Arnold Palmer announced that the 7-time major champion had passed away. Palmer was widely beloved in the golf world, and known by younger generations for the signature lemonade-ice tea mixture that now bears his name. Palmer was 87. Earlier in the day, we learned of the death of young Miami Marlins ace Jose fernandez in a boating accident. Fernandez was only 24, but in his short major league career made two all star teams and won the Rookie of the Year award back in 2013. --- a moment of silence across baseball for Fernandez, including before the Sox battled the Rays in St. Pete --- tie game in the third, but not for long, Dustin pedroia blasts one to left center, that gets out in a hurry as Boston takes a 2-1 lead --- the Rays later tie it but in the 10th inning one of the wackiest plays you'll ever see. David Ortiz hits a gapper. Pedoira's gonna try to score from first. throw beats him, but he somehow avoids several tag attempts before finally knocking the ball out of Luke Maile's glove, he's safe. --- Take another look as the Sox take it 3-2. 11 in a row for Boston, they can clinch the AL East as early as Tuesday! --- Boston leads Toronto by 5.5 and is off today while the Jays play the Yankees. A Toronto loss would mean Boston only needs one more win to clinch the division title. With your sportswrap, I'm Jack Fitzsimmons.

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Almanac: Chilly, dry day yesterday. Daylight hours: Today is the day when we drop below 12 hours of daylight. There will now be more darkness than daylight each day now for the next 6 months.

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The steeple on a Burlington church will be replaced today. The previous one on top of Burlington's College Street Congregational Church was destroyed by a fire that was intentionally set. The new steeple took nearly 3 years to build -- and cost around two million dollars. As long as the weather cooperates .. The new steeple will be assembled today.

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A Black Lives Matter Flag flying over the University of Vermont campus since Thursday -- is stolen. The flag was taken overnight Saturday. UVM's student government association -- who sponsored the flag -- says the theft underscores the necessity to have a discussion.

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It's expected to be one of the most widely watched presidential debates in the country's history ... Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will face off for the first time tonight. Right now -- the candidates are neck and neck in the national polls. The latest poll shows Clinton 2 points ahead of Trump. As they take the same stage for the first time -- the fireworks may be unpredictable. Debate coverage starts at 9 tonight ... Right here on Channel 3.

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Officials in Farmington, New Hampshire say the Trump campaign finally paid a bill for police overtime for his visit in January. The Concord Monitor reports the bill was a little less then ten thousand dollars. Trump still hasn't paid his 85 hundred-dollar bill in Burlington.

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The investigation into a officer-involved shooting continues in Claremont, New Hampshire. An autopsy is scheduled today on the man killed by police. Officials say 25-year-old Cody Lafont was killed yesterday after a confrontation with police on Congress Street. No officers were hurt -- and the identity of the officer involved has not yet been released. The New Hampshire Attorney General's office is investigating.

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A hiker uses pepper spray to fend off a man on the Long Trail. It happened yesterday morning on a trail near Bolton Mountain. Police say the victim reported being grabbed in the chest area by a man. Authorities are looking for a suspect described as a white male in his 30's, wearing blue jeans, and an orange hunting hat.

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A missing Vermont boater -- found alive and safe in the Atlantic Ocean. 22 year old Nathan Carman .. was fishing with his mother when they were reported missing last week. The Coast guard says Carman was found yesterday in a life raft about 100 miles south of Martha's Vineyard. His mother .. 54 year old Linda Carman is still missing.

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A Brownington woman has been reported missing. This is 58-year old Sarah Bensenhaver. Family members say she was last seen yesterday in her Brownington home. Loved ones think she's on foot -- but no word on where she is heading. Foul play is not suspected, but her family is worried for her well being.

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A new push to add pictures to emergency cell phone alerts. The effort to upgrade the nation's Wireless Emergency Alert System is being backed by New York Senator Chuck Schumer. Schumer says the emergency system is outdated and messages lack critical information -- like photos.

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

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First part of frontal system will swing through fairly quickly during the overnight hours tonight. We'll get some sunshine going by Tuesday afternoon. Second part of the frontal system is a slow drifter. It may start moving in on Thursday and hang around into the weekend with some unsettled weather. Temperatures will be fairly consistent and normal, with highs in the 60s, lows in the upper 40s and 50s.

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First part of frontal system will swing through fairly quickly during the overnight hours tonight. We'll get some sunshine going by Tuesday afternoon. Second part of the frontal system is a slow drifter. It may start moving in on Thursday and hang around into the weekend with some unsettled weather. Temperatures will be fairly consistent and normal, with highs in the 60s, lows in the upper 40s and 50s.

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The steeple on a Burlington church will be replaced today. The previous one on top of Burlington's College Street Congregational Church was destroyed by a fire that was intentionally set. The new steeple took nearly 3 years to build -- and cost around two million dollars. As long as the weather cooperates .. The new steeple will be assembled today.

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A Black Lives Matter Flag flying over the University of Vermont campus since Thursday -- is stolen. The flag was taken overnight Saturday. UVM's student government association -- who sponsored the flag -- says the theft underscores the necessity to have a discussion.

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It's expected to be one of the most widely watched presidential debates in the country's history ... Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will face off for the first time tonight. Right now -- the candidates are neck and neck in the national polls. As they take the same stage for the first time -- the fireworks may be unpredictable. Debate coverage starts at 9 tonight ... Right here on Channel 3.

4} CLAREMONT3_OC__MAPVO


The investigation into a officer-involved shooting continues in Claremont, New Hampshire. An autopsy is scheduled today on the man killed by police. Officials say 25-year-old Cody Lafont was killed yesterday after a confrontation with police. No officers were hurt -- and the identity of the officer involved has not yet been released. The New Hampshire Attorney General's office is investigating.

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A Brownington woman has been reported missing. This is 58-year old Sarah Bensenhaver. Family members say she was last seen yesterday in her Brownington home. Loved ones think she's on foot -- but no word on where she is heading. Foul play is not suspected, but her family is worried for her well being.

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First part of frontal system will swing through fairly quickly during the overnight hours tonight. We'll get some sunshine going by Tuesday afternoon. Second part of the frontal system is a slow drifter. It may start moving in on Thursday and hang around into the weekend with some unsettled weather. Temperatures will be fairly consistent and normal, with highs in the 60s, lows in the upper 40s and 50s.

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1} WEATHER1_GREEN


Today: Cold, clear, frosty start to the day. Warming up into the 60s with lots of sunshine for most of the day, some clouds moving in late.

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3} HELLO_SOFT


((THANK GARY)) Gary ... If the weather holds up today .. Crews will finally be able to replace the steeple on a Burlington church.

4} CHURCHSTEEPLEREPLACEAM_TOPVO


A fire -- that was intentionally set -- destroyed the steeple on Burlington's College Street Congregational Church. Two million dollars -- and almost 3 years -- later, the steeple and clock will be back on top today. This morning ... the new steeple will be transported from Barre to the Queen City. The structure is 60 feet tall... And will once again have a 4 sided clock .. That chimes on the hour. The church community plans to hold it's official dedication ceremony on the third anniversary of the fire... Sunday October 23rd.

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A missing boater who lives in Vermont .. Is found in the Atlantic Ocean. 22 year old Nathan Carman .. Who is originally from Connecticut ... Was fishing with his mother when they went missing last week. U.S. Coast guard officials say Carman was found yesterday in a life raft about 100 miles south of Martha's Vineyard. His mother .. 54 year old Linda Carman is still missing.

6} CLAREMONT11_HOME__VO


An autopsy will be performed today .. On the man killed by police in Claremont, New Hampshire. Officials say 25-year-old Cody Lafont was killed during a confrontation with police on Congress Street yesterday morning. No officers were injured... The New Hampshire Attorney General's office is investigating the incident. No other information was released... And neighbors want answers.

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((Brandon Young / Claremont : "Nervewracking, being in our neighborhood and stuff, not sure what the reasons behind it were, but scary pretty close to home / find out more as the story goes on, find out what the reason was.")) The name of the officer involved has not been released.

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A New Hampshire woman is dead after a crash near the Vermont border. Police say Saturday night, Lorrie Valentine lost control of her car on Route 12 in Westmoreland -- went off the road -- and flipped over. The 52-year-old from Walpole died. Police say, speed and alcohol may be involved.

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Police need your help finding a Brownington woman. Take a look, this is 58-year old Sarah Bensenhaver. Family members say she was last seen yesterday in her Brownington home. Loved ones believe she is on foot but no word on where she is heading. Foul play is not suspected, but her family is worried for her well being. Any information, call State Police.

10} NYAMBER11_WVO


New York Senator Chuck Schumer wants emergency cell phone alerts to include pictures. Wireless emergency alerts were sent out to millions of New Yorkers during the search for last week's bombing suspect. But Schumer says the system is outdated and the messages lacked critical information -- including a photo of the suspect. The New York Democrat wants the FCC to upgrade the nation's Wireless Emergency Alert system.

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Melissa and Tyler tried Pumpkin Chuckin' on Friday ... Well yesterday ... People got the chance to watch 'the real thing'. Eliza Larson was there.

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Wood -- metal -- or rope. Whatever it takes to chuck a pumpkin the farthest. ((TC 01:40:40:11 Title 1875 Dave Jordan/Festival Organizer: "It's not really about the pumpkins. I don't really have a grudge against pumpkins." 01:40:45:00)) Dave Jordan started the Vermont Pumpkin Chuckin' festival 8 years ago. Judging by the large number of spectators -- and the number of competitors -- his pumpkin throwing event has grown in size -- and intensity. ((nats)) The goal is to chuck a pumpkin as far as you can in the field behind Stoweflake Mountain Resort. What you use -- is a trebuchet -- or a gravity pulled catapult. You have to build it yourself -- following strict rules on weight and size. One tug of the rope can launch a small pumpkin hundreds of feet. ((TC 01:41:14:20 Title 1875 Dave Jordan/Festival Organizer: "And the simple way to describe a trebuchet is you put a pumpkin on one side of the teeter-totter and you have an elephant sit on the other one." 01:41:29:18)) A few smashed pumpkins is not the only price you'll pay -- proceeds from the day go to the Lamoille Restorative Center -- which Executive Director - Heather Hobart -says is a court diversion and justice center that helps about a thousand people a year. ((TC 01:31:01:12 Title 1860 Heather Hobart/Lamoille Restorative Center: "we also have employment programs and lots of alternative justice programs that keep people out of the justice system." 01:31:06:02)) Hobart says the center is aiming to raise 10 thousand dollars at the event -- a spectacle she says is squashing her expectations. ((TC 01:32:06:29 Title 1860 Heather Hobart/Lamoille Restorative Center: "well I'm learning a lot about it." 01:32:08:14)) And so are the participants -- from the old -- to the young. ((TC 0:03:07:15 Title 1917 Emerson Stapleton/Essex: "I don't really get the physics part but I like to make stuff." 02:03:11:19)) 10 year old Emerson Stapleton won last year's lightweight division. She's back again with a new trebuchet. Her dad is a physics teacher -- and is just down the line -- with a similar but much bigger version of her catapult. He's competing for a title in another of the four categories. ((nats)) The younger Stapleton says she's shooting for 235 feet -- a distance she was just shy of after round 1 Sunday. ((nats)) Flinging fruits for a good cause. Eliza Larson. Channel 3 News. Stowe.

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Thousands showed up for for the annual Old Fashioned Harvest Market in Underhill this weekend. The market is an annual tradition for more than 40 years. The United Church of Underhill hosted the event that filled the grounds with booths for people to buy everything from fresh apple cider to handmade jewelry and artwork. Streets and sidewalks were packed as neighboring home and business owners set up their own booths along the streets.

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((Dave Clift/Steering Committee Chair United Church of Underhill 4806 04:55:30 "Being a church, and being part of the community, this is a way that we can just open and welcome people of the community to our grounds and just offer them an opportunity to have a good time." 04:55:44)) Old fashioned kids games--like a bean bag race--were the highlight for the younger crowd. The weekend also hosted live music, hay rides, a kids pet show, and a parade.

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((2SHOT)) ((GREEN WALL)) Current: Clear, cold, frosty morning. Local temps: Mainly in 30s, some upper 20s in colder pockets. NE clouds: Skies clear, some high, thin clouds to the west. NE radar/temps: Radar clear in our area. Temps a little warmer in southern New England, some 40s and 50s. U.S. Rad/sat: High pressure still over the northeast with clear skies. Frontal system to our west. Forecast clouds/precip: First part of frontal system will swing through fairly quickly during the overnight hours tonight. We'll get some sunshine going by Tuesday afternoon. Second part of the frontal system is a slow drifter. It may start moving in on Thursday and hang around into the weekend with some unsettled weather.

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Today: Mostly sunny Increasing clouds late Highs: 62 to 68 Wind: S 5 to 15 mph Tonight: Showers Lows: 45 to 52 Wind: S 5 to 15 mph Tuesday: A few AM showers Then partly sunny Highs: 63 to 70 Wind: W 5 to 15 mph Extended: Wednesday: Partly cloudy Lows: 40s Highs: 60s Thursday: Partly sunny Chance for showers Lows: 45 to 55 Highs: 58 to 68 Friday: Partly sunny Chance for showers Lows: 45 to 55 Highs: 60s Hyper-Extended: Saturday: Partly sunny Chance for showers Lows: 48 to 58 Highs: 60s Sunday: Partly sunny Chance for showers Lows: 48 to 58 Highs: 60s

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A man suspected of killing five people in a mall will face a judge today. Washington State police say a 20-year old man started firing off shots inside a Macy's Store in the Seattle area last week. Police say four women and one man were killed. Authorities searched for the suspect .. And finally found him Saturday night.

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Police lift the temporary curfew in Charlotte, North Carolina. That midnight to 6AM curfew was set last Friday after protests broke out following the death of Keith Lamont Scott. Scott was shot and killed by police on Tuesday. Police say Scott had a gun on him.

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The dash cam video showing that fatal encounter between Scott and officers finally released. Police say you can hear officers making demands and a woman saying Scott did not have a gun on him. However, the video doesn't clarify what the woman or officers could see.

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((Justin Bamberg / Attorney for Keith Scott's family "There is no definitive evidence in this video as to whether or not there is an object in his hands, and if there is, what that object is." Ray Dotch / Brother-in-law of Keith Scott "Unfortunately, we are left with far more questions than we have answers.")) Authorities also released photos of a gun and ankle holster recovered on scene -- but the video does not prove they belonged to Scott.

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A trip to Starbucks turns deadly in Las Vegas. Police there say a man's credit card was declined at the drive thru yesterday morning. Although he got his order, they say the suspect stormed inside with a weapon and began fighting with a customer. They say the suspect started firing off shots. The victim was rushed to the hospital and later died. About 14 people were inside at the time of the shooting.

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Investigators are working to find out how two small planes collided over the weekend killing three people. The crash happened in New York State near Buffalo yesterday morning. Officials say there were two people in one plane and one in the other when the crash happened. No one on the ground was hurt.

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New research says the maternal mortality rate in the U-S has gone up. Researchers say between 2000 and 20-14, there's been a 27-percent increase in deaths due to complications from pregnancy or childbirth. The New York Times reports America's increase is above a number of poorer countries whose rates have declined. Health officials say maternal death is preventable with proper healthcare during and after pregnancy.

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The American Heart Association in Vermont is working to change kids' eating habits. A new program is in place with seven restaurants offering healthy and delicious meals for kids. The special events are happening around the state. The first fifty kids eat for free. Participating chefs make the meals with no more than 600 calories, 1/2 cup of fruit or vegetables and a lean meat or whole grains. With 30 percent of kids in vermont at an unhealthy weight ... The american heart association hopes this program inspires other chefs. There are also healthy kids meals events in Springfield, South Burlington and St. Johnsbury this week.

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Focusing on ALS-- or Lou Gehrig's disease at Dorest Park in South Burlington this weekend. Our own Tony Adams-- told the crowd Sunday how ALS has affected his life. He lost his wife to the neurodegenerative disease. The Walk to Defeat ALS brings together to people to raise money for a cure. It is the ALS Association's biggest annual event. This year's goal was 75-thousand dollars.

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With our job we never know what's going to happen... especially when we're live. Check out this reporter in California ... She was at the San Diego zoo when a baby giraffe got up close and personal with her. He was very friendly to say the least -- the anchors -- getting a kick out of this whole thing -- saying things like "she's married"

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Do you like spicy foods? Gourmet tortilla chipmaker Paqui claims to have made the world's spiciest chip. So hot -- that get this -- you only get one -- and it comes in a tiny coffin. The Carolina Reaper Madness chip is seasoned with carolina reaper peppers. Which happens to be the Guinness Book of World Records holder for hottest chili pepper. The company recommends ice cream, yogurt, milk or honey to fight the fire that happens in your mouth after you eat the one chip. One costs 4.99.

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Big news this weekend -- Melissa got married!

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Today: Cold, clear, frosty start to the day. Warming up into the 60s with lots of sunshine for most of the day, some clouds moving in late.

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It's expected to get pretty lively -- the first presidential debate happens tonight. What analysts say to watch for. Plus an iconic steeple finally gets replaced after fire. And police are investigating a controversial flag that was stolen from UVM.

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Today: Cold, clear, frosty start to the day. Warming up into the 60s with lots of sunshine for most of the day, some clouds moving in late.

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It's expected to be one of the most widely watched presidential debates in the country's history. And ahead of the first presidential debate tonight... Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are neck and neck in the national polls. The latest ABC news - washington post poll shows Clinton 2 points ahead of Trump. While 5 percent of voters back libertarian Gary Johnson ... And one-percent supporting Green party nominee Jill Stein. Johnson and Stein will not be at tonight's debate ... Both Trump and Clinton's campaign managers .. Say the candidates are prepared to take the stage.

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((Kellyanne Conway, Trump campaign manager "I'm not going to reveal what we've been doing in our debate conversations, but the fact is he has every right to defend himself. He's always constantly attacked and then the moment he counter punches, and then people are just shocked that he would do that, that he would try and defend himself.")) ((Robby Mook/ Campaign Manager, Hillary for America) "Nobody knows which Donald Trump is going to show up to this debate and in fact his erratic temperament has been subject of quite a bit of discussion in the debate and I would argue it's why he's not fit and prepared to be president.)) Debate coverage starts at 9 tonight ... Right here on Channel 3.

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Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are scheduled to talk about student debt and college affordability in New Hampshire. They'll be at the University of New Hampshire Wednesday. Clinton's campaign says she and Sanders will talk about how student debt should not hold Americans back after graduation. They also plan to discuss free in-state college educations for qualified families.

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Officials in Farmington New Hampshire says Donal Trump finally paid a bill for police overtime in January. The Concord Monitor reports that Trump's payment for the roughly $9,500 bill came after months of silence. He has not paid his 8,500-dollar bill in Burlington yet.

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If the weather holds up today .. Crews will finally be able to replace the steeple on a Burlington church. 3 years ago ... A fire- that was intentionally set- destroyed the steeple on Burlington's College Street Congregational Church. Two million dollars -- and almost 3 years -- later, the steeple and clock will be back on top today. This morning ... the new steeple will be transported from Barre to the Queen City. The church community plans to hold it's official dedication ceremony on the third anniversary of the fire... Sunday October 23rd.

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A Black Lives Matter Flag that was flying on the campus of the University of Vermont is stolen. The flag was taken sometime Saturday night. It went up Thursday -- following the police shootings in North Carolina and Oklahoma. UVM's student government president says the theft underscores the necessity to engage in discussion about the injustices that so many Americans face because of the color of their skin.

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An autopsy happening later today for a 25 year old shot and killed by police this weekend. It happened yesterday morning on Congress Street in Claremont, New Hampshire. Police say Cody Lafont was killed during a confrontation with police. No officers were injured during the incident. Investigators are finding out what sparked the shooting. The name of the officer involved in the shooting has not been released.

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Police say a person fended off an assault on the Long Trail using pepper spray. It happened Sunday morning on a section of the trail near Bolton Mountain. Police say the person was reportedly grabbed in the chest area by an unknown male. They sprayed the man with pepper spray and he took off. The suspect is described as a white male in his 30's, wearing a Green Carhartt sweatshirt, blue jeans, and an orange hunting hat. He was last seen walking south on the Long Trail.

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Another bus closed down the Notch Road this evening. Officials say Route 108 -- was closed after a bus became stuck Sunday around 6:45 p.m. A new law this spring targeted drivers of trucks that get stuck on the narrow road with hefty fines, but a loophole has allowed bus drivers to avoided the penalty. Use of busses on the road, while legal, is discouraged.

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This month is expected to be one of the driest Septembers on record. Despite a drought that's caused hardship for some Vermonters -- it's been a boost in business for others.

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The opportunity for future business grows just once a year at Shelburne Vineyards. The first vines of the 2016 harvest are being picked this week -- including these marquette grapes. ((TILE 7436 21:45:07:29--21:45:11: 27 Kenneth Albert/Shelburne Vineyards: "They're sweet, juicy and delicious.")) The marquettes budded in April -- but by next year -- they could allow the vineyard to be bottling up big time. ((TILE 7456 22:08:37:11--22:08:44: 27 TYLER DUMONT/SHELBURNE: "Despite a year with little rainfall, it's actually been a good thing for these grapes. In fact, it might be the vineyard's best harvest yet.")) ((TILE 7438 21:51:56:13--21:52:03: 21 Albert: "Grapes like it when it's dry. There's less powdery mildew or any kinds of molds that form on it. Much easier to manage.)) Vines here are projected to collectively give about 4 tons of grapes per acre. This single bin alone weighed in at over 1,100 pounds. It's only a 3-week harvest -- but it's projected to be a snap of success. ((TILE 7436 21:48:45:15--21:48:49: 06 Albert: "It's probably going to be between 30 and 40-thousand bottles of wine.")) By mid-October when fermented and pressed, workers will have picked about 60 tons of grapes. ((TILE 7501 22:54:05:06--22:54:09: 04 ETHAN JOSEPH: "We've had a few blocks that have had record yields.")) The twist has also offered a growth in jobs here. Many of the two dozen employees are refugees that resettled in Vermont. Nicholas Malanda is one of them. ((TILE 7459 22:17:17:21--22:17:19: 13 NICHOLAS MALANDA :"We have to take the good one.")) Malanda came to the U.S. from Congo in 2005. He's been helping at the vineyard for three seasons. ((TILE 7459 22:17:59:12--22:18:11: 22 MALANDA: "I do like this work because it's easy for me. And I discovered something I've never seen in my country.")) Despite most being temporary jobs -- the opportunity may allow for personal growth. And just like the grapes planted here a decade ago -- more and more refugees are returning each year. ((TILE 7438 21:53:51:13--21:53:58: 05 Albert: Very focused on what they do, and I think they need the work - and so they appreciate it, and we appreciate them.")) But workers won't know if it was the best harvest ever until next year -- when they can finally put it to the taste.

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((ANCHORS REAX))

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Gary.. The leaves in Vermont are sure taking their time changing... And it's thanks to the dry weather! The same is true for the Adirondacks .. Where state leaders say the leaves are FINALLY changing.. Chilly conditions can help speed up that color change....

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((2SHOT)) ((GREEN WALL)) Current: Clear, cold, frosty morning. Local temps: Mainly in 30s, some upper 20s in colder pockets. NE clouds: Skies clear, some high, thin clouds to the west. NE radar/temps: Radar clear in our area. Temps a little warmer in southern New England, some 40s and 50s. U.S. Rad/sat: High pressure still over the northeast with clear skies. Frontal system to our west. Forecast clouds/precip: First part of frontal system will swing through fairly quickly during the overnight hours tonight. We'll get some sunshine going by Tuesday afternoon. Second part of the frontal system is a slow drifter. It may start moving in on Thursday and hang around into the weekend with some unsettled weather.

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Today: Mostly sunny Increasing clouds late Highs: 62 to 68 Wind: S 5 to 15 mph Tonight: Showers Lows: 45 to 52 Wind: S 5 to 15 mph Tuesday: A few AM showers Then partly sunny Highs: 63 to 70 Wind: W 5 to 15 mph Extended: Wednesday: Partly cloudy Lows: 40s Highs: 60s Thursday: Partly sunny Chance for showers Lows: 45 to 55 Highs: 58 to 68 Friday: Partly sunny Chance for showers Lows: 45 to 55 Highs: 60s Hyper-Extended: Saturday: Partly sunny Chance for showers Lows: 48 to 58 Highs: 60s Sunday: Partly sunny Chance for showers Lows: 48 to 58 Highs: 60s

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A Vermont farm family hopes to change the way we eat. But it's going to take some getting used to, as Judy Simpson found out.

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(("After You.....)) In the basement of the Swanson house you will find something unique. ((Steve Swanson/ Tomorrow's Harvest 00:10:49:06" We are as far as we are aware the first in Vermont and New England there are only 4 or 5 cricket farms for human consumption in north america."")) That's right, human consumption. Swanson and his wife Jen as new parents were concerned about the food they were serving their family. They learned about the benefits of crickets a couple of years ago. ((Steve again 00:07:11:20 "So when I came across a report that the UN released in 2013 which was about edible insects and how they are the solution to climate change and global hunger and that was the lightbulb moment.")) They are now growing a couple of hundred thousand crickets on their basement farm. Here are the facts, Swanson says it takes eight weeks for these European House Crickets to go from egg to adult. They will eat almost anything, although they are fed a special organic diet, and when dehydrated they contain 70 percent protein. He figures he can sell the protein powder for about 35 to 40 dollars a pound. Jen Swanson substituted some flour for cricket powder to make these cookies. ((Judy Simpson 00:25:42:19 js " the cookie tastes like any other cookie." Jen says "thats the point of the powder, out of sight out of mind JS you don't see any legs sticking out,, no ..laugh.")) ((Jen Swanson/Tomorrow's Harvest ," you are not supposed to smell it or taste it and you are not supposed to see it so actually an invisible protein additive." 00:26:41:10)) But that is not all. What the crickets leave behind is valuable too. ((Steve again 00:11:32:07 "Ya the poop or the PC term Fras,, it is going to be a high quality organic fertilizer so we are going to collect it and bag it up and its basically little dry pellets we will sell that too."009:11:47:15 )) The Swansons hope to build a local market for their products and eventually build a warehouse to supply larger markets. But these crickets are just a gateway bug. (( Steve again 00:09:36:19" So crickets are going to be a way for us to introduce insects to the western world and after that we really want to incorporate as many insects as possible into our diets ants are going to be high up there for sure, mealworms ."00:09:53:00)) Apparently when it comes to eating insects, the sky's the limit. JS Channel three news, Williston.

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((Good morning, Sunday was a tough day in the sports world. Last night, the family of Arnold Palmer announced that the 7-time major champion had passed away. Palmer was widely beloved in the golf world, and known by younger generations for the signature lemonade-ice tea mixture that now bears his name. Palmer was 87. Earlier in the day, we learned of the death of young Miami Marlins ace Jose fernandez in a boating accident. Fernandez was only 24, but in his short major league career made two all star teams and won the Rookie of the Year award back in 2013. --- a moment of silence across baseball for Fernandez, including before the Sox battled the Rays in St. Pete --- tie game in the third, but not for long, Dustin pedroia blasts one to left center, that gets out in a hurry as Boston takes a 2-1 lead --- the Rays later tie it but in the 10th inning one of the wackiest plays you'll ever see. David Ortiz hits a gapper. Pedoira's gonna try to score from first. throw beats him, but he somehow avoids several tag attempts before finally knocking the ball out of Luke Maile's glove, he's safe. --- Take another look as the Sox take it 3-2. 11 in a row for Boston, they can clinch the AL East as early as Tuesday! --- Boston leads Toronto by 5.5 and is off today while the Jays play the Yankees. A Toronto loss would mean Boston only needs one more win to clinch the division title. With your sportswrap, I'm Jack Fitzsimmons.

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Rose Spillman reports.

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Sixteen year old Brayden Duggan spent six years saving up around $14,000 to buy his dream car--a Jeep Wrangler. But when he was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year, that put a stop to his other hopes to spruce it up and make it his own. ((Kathy Duggan/Mother 4756 04:41:48 "When he was diagnosed with cancer, his wish list of new tires, and mirrors, and winch, and fender flares--he was bummed because he couldn't continue to work and save money)) This summer, Make A Wish Vermont and started planning to make his dreams a reality. On Sunday, he showed up at the Bond Auto shop in South Burlington to pick up a car part, where a group, including a WCAX camera, pretended to be filming a commercial for the store. The crew asked if he'd be willing to be in the commercial in exchange for a gift card for the shop. Duggan agreed--and was told to read cue cards that soon revealed the true reason he was there. ((Brayden Duggan/16 Years Old 04:27:21 "This isn't just any commercial. Actually, it's not a commercial at all. Because today is the day I get my wish." 04:27:31)) Duggan says it was a total surprise. Make A Wish Vermont revealed he'd finally get his wish--and they had just the mechanic to make it all happen. ((Brayden Duggan/16 Years Old 4731 04:32:45 "This means so much. It would take me my whole life for me to build this up by myself, but having them help out is huge." 04:32:55)) Dozens of his family and friends flooded out of the store to celebrate with him. ((Kathy Duggan/Mother 4756 04:41:12 "It's such an incredible wish, an incredible thing they're doing for him, but it has also helped him stay focused over the last couple of months when he goes through chemo, he works on his wish list, he does research. He just really spends his time thinking about and investigating something different than cancer." 04:41:30)) His wish granters say it will take some time to get all the work done, but they're more than happy to make it happen. ((Sue Manchester/Wish Granter 4753 04:39:45 "A lot of it I think will depend upon Brayden and how he's doing and everything. 04:39:51)) ((Jane Cassidy/Wish Granter 4753 04:39:51 "But I think they'll do it pretty quickly. He wants to be involved in some of the mechanics of it, so I bet they'll do it within the next couple of months." 04:40:01)) Duggan is getting ready to start his last round of chemo. He says his Jeep keeps his spirits up. ((Brayden Duggan/16 Years Old 4731 04:34:14 "It's definitely changed my life. You really look at life a new way, but that's why I love the Jeep, cause I can get away from everything and escape and go out and drive. 04:34:26)) Now, he'll have even more to look forward to as the Jeep gets a makeover. Rose Spillman, Channel 3 News, Burlington.

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The steeple on a Burlington church will be replaced today. The previous one on top of Burlington's College Street Congregational Church was destroyed by a fire that was intentionally set. The new steeple took nearly 3 years to build -- and cost around two million dollars. As long as the weather cooperates .. The new steeple will be assembled today.

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A Black Lives Matter Flag flying over the University of Vermont campus since Thursday -- is stolen. The flag was taken overnight Saturday. UVM's student government association -- who sponsored the flag -- says the theft underscores the necessity to have a discussion.

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It's expected to be one of the most widely watched presidential debates in the country's history ... Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will face off for the first time tonight. Right now -- the candidates are neck and neck in the national polls. As they take the same stage for the first time -- the fireworks may be unpredictable. Debate coverage starts at 9 tonight ... Right here on Channel 3.

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Officials in Farmington, New Hampshire say the Trump campaign finally paid a bill for police overtime for his visit in January. The Concord Monitor reports the bill was a little less then ten thousand dollars. Trump still hasn't paid his 85 hundred-dollar bill in Burlington.

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The investigation into a officer-involved shooting continues in Claremont, New Hampshire. An autopsy is scheduled today on the man killed by police. Officials say 25-year-old Cody Lafont was killed yesterday after a confrontation with police. No officers were hurt -- and the identity of the officer involved has not yet been released. The New Hampshire Attorney General's office is investigating.

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A hiker uses pepper spray to fend off a man on the Long Trail. It happened yesterday morning on a trail near Bolton Mountain. Police say the victim reported being grabbed in the chest area by a man. Authorities are looking for a suspect described as a white male in his 30's, wearing blue jeans, and an orange hunting hat.

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A missing Vermont boater -- found alive and safe in the Atlantic Ocean. 22 year old Nathan Carman .. was fishing with his mother when they were reported missing last week. The Coast guard says Carman was found yesterday in a life raft about 100 miles south of Martha's Vineyard. His mother .. 54 year old Linda Carman is still missing.

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A Brownington woman has been reported missing. This is 58-year old Sarah Bensenhaver. Family members say she was last seen yesterday in her Brownington home. Loved ones think she's on foot -- but no word on where she is heading. Foul play is not suspected, but her family is worried for her well being.

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First part of frontal system will swing through fairly quickly during the overnight hours tonight. We'll get some sunshine going by Tuesday afternoon. Second part of the frontal system is a slow drifter. It may start moving in on Thursday and hang around into the weekend with some unsettled weather. Temperatures will be fairly consistent and normal, with highs in the 60s, lows in the upper 40s and 50s.

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We visit the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum to checkout their STEAMPSHIP program.. and meet the mom who's pup won a WORLDWIDE contest... What made him stand out? Join us starting at 5 a.m. Tomorrow morning to find out!


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