Mon 31-AUG-2015 Early A.M. News Script

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An injured hiker had to be airlifted off one of New Hampshire's White Mountains. Friday afternoon, a 31-year-old New Hampshire woman had a medical emergency on the Garfield Ridge Trail in Franconia -- about five miles away from the nearest trailhead. Other hikers stepped in to help her. An Army National Guard helicopter took her to emergency responders waiting at the nearby Cannon Mountain Ski Area.

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We are learning about more unrest at the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora. The Plattsburgh Press Republican is reporting a lockdown after two large fights broke out. No guards were injured, but the paper says drugs and weapons were confiscated during a facility-wide search that followed. The prison has been in the national spotlight since two prisoners broke out in June. Earlier this summer, a New York Times investigation reported wide spread violent retalitaory abuse by correction officers.

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If you were in downtown Burlington this weekend, you certainly felt it. The college kids have returned. Thousands of young people are settling into Chittenden County. Campus was a buzz at Champlain College in the Queen City this weekend. This year 5-hundred 61 students make up the incoming freshman class joining a student body from 41 states and 22 countries.

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((Christian Perez-Waldo, ChavI love the college not only because of its location, because it is in this awesome city, there's so much to do, last night we went on this boat cruise and that was awesome.)) ((Joseph Ertle, Champlain College Freshman 20:17 "It's a great city, there's a lot of food, there's a lot of stuff to do, there's great scenery also, you can see the mountains and stuff.)) UVM welcomed 24-hundred freshmen to campus and St. Mike's welcomed about 500 first-year students. Burlington College students move in this week.

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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. A weak front lurking is lurking to our north today. This will result in partly cloudy skies. We can't rule out an isolated shower over northern areas. Temps will be above normal, reaching 78/85. The humidity levels will also come up a bit. Mostly clear skies are expected tonight, with areas of patchy fog. Lows will average 52/62. (anchors thank in 3-shot-transition to lead story)

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A nine-year-old girl is in the ICU -- after police say she was accidentally shot by her father. It allegedly happened Sunday morning at a hunting camp off Route 4 in Ira. State Police say the girls father -- Randy Babcock was clearning a handgun when he accidentally shot the girl in the stomach. The child was carried to a rest area and then airlifted tot he UVM Medical Center where she underwent surgery. She's currently listed in guarded condition. VSP and DCF are both investigating.

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A southern Vermont man will be arraigned today for allegedly sexually assaulting a teenager over a period of several years. Police say 41-year-old Ryan Neidhold continually molested the victim-- who is now 17-years-old-- between 2011 and 2013. The Bennington County Special Investigations Unit is leading the investigation. Neidhold-- who lives in Manchester-- was taken into custody without incident Friday. He is charged with aggravated sexual assault and lewd and lascivious conduct with a child.

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An injured hiker had to be airlifted off one of New Hampshire's White Mountains. Friday afternoon, a 31-year-old New Hampshire woman had a medical emergency on the Garfield Ridge Trail in Franconia -- about five miles away from the nearest trailhead. Other hikers stepped in to help her. An Army National Guard helicopter took her to emergency responders waiting at the nearby Cannon Mountain Ski Area.

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And we have some new details about a man who fell from a cliff in Williston. Police say he had been drinking. They say, 21-year-old Tucker Austin took his ATV to a lookout area. When he didn't come home, his family went looking for him-- Police found him early Saturday morning. Police say, he fell nearly 50 feet near Interstate 89. He was hospitalized in critical -- but stable -- condition.

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Bernie Sanders poll numbers are looking a little better this morning. That's according to the Des Moines Register-- Bloomberg Politics poll. Hillary Clinton is still in the lead with 37 percent. But now Sanders is just 7 points behind at 30 percent. Vice President Joe Biden -- who is rumored to be considering a run-- received 14 percent. A political expert-- appearing on CBS' Face The Nation-- says Sanders is using the same strategy President Obama did in 2008. (( Ann Selzer // Iowa pollster :"So he is losing by seven points. He leads by eight points with people who say this would be the first time they participated in the caucus. He leads by over 20 points with people who say they consider themselves independents and people who are underage 45. Now, that is the Obama coalition. Those are the groups he put together that surprised Hillary Clinton in 2008."))

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And some of the people behind Bernie's success come from right here in Vermont. They are using a popular website to help them organize. Alex Apple reports.

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When Aidan King walks down the street in Montpelier....he goes unrecognized. Hardly a soul realizing he's what some are calling a vital piece of the political revolution Bernie Sanders seeks across the country. ((Aidan King/Grassroots for Sanders 32:20 We could pretend that we're expert political organizers and we know what we're doing and we're doing a good job, but it's not. Its Bernie.)) By day -- King works at a winery. In his free time -- he's the man behind an online community of over 90,000 Sanders supporters -- running an online page that gets over 500,000 views per month. ((Aidan King/Grassroots for Sanders 27:23 We decide that well, if Bernie Sanders is going to run for president, we want to be ready.)) To be ready: King and a friend from California created the Bernie Sanders for President page on Reddit -- a social networking and news site. As Sanders has surged in the polls -- so too has the number of online activists. ((Ben Schrekinger/Politico 03:33 There really is not the same kind of grassroots excitement for many of these other candidates.)) Politico reporter Ben Schrekinger followed Sanders to a rally in Reno, Nevada. Via Skype he says the campaign -- with the help of their Reddit allies -- have turned political organizing on its head. ((Ben Schrekinger/Politico 1:04 They've reversed the normal political formula. That was the extent to which they were relying on volunteers.)) When Sanders turns out huge crowds -- 1 in five people at those rallies sign up to volunteer. That helps the campaign save money on paid staffers and try to overcome Hillary Clinton's fundraising advantage. ((Aidan King/Grassroots for Sanders 30:50 We're really trying to generate constructive discourse.)) Here's how the Reddit page helps: Sanders volunteers can organize themselves before ever arriving at a rally. Activists carpool -- bring signs -- and gameplan to spread Sanders message. Once paid staffers come to town, volunteers are already organized -- and running the show. ((Aidan King/Grassroots for San ders 38:17 Which has never been used in this way before. I think that already puts them at the forefront in terms of digital campaigning.)) ((Ben Schrekinger/Politico 05:27 They're going to turn that into things like phone banking, organizing people to knock on doors.)) One to two thousand people are on the King's organizing page at any one time -- Revolution? Not quite. But he says a start ...from one of the most unlikely sources. AA. Ch3N. Montpelier.

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Presidental hopefuls from both parties -- continue to flock to the Granite State. Hillary Clinton will be in New Hampshire next weekend ... And this week, on Wednesday, Ohio Governor John (Kay-sick) Kasich will host a town hall in West Lebanon. That's one of five events he will hold in the coming days. Donald Trump still leads the GOP field.

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A weak front lurking is lurking to our north today. This will result in partly cloudy skies. We can't rule out an isolated shower over northern areas. Temps will be above normal, reaching 78/85. The humidity levels will also come up a bit. Mostly clear skies are expected tonight, with areas of patchy fog. Lows will average 52/62. A big ridge of high pressure will move in on Tuesday and Wednesday. This will means we'll see plentiful sunshine with well above normal temperatures. In fact by Wednesday some valley areas could push 90 degrees. Dewpoints will be in the low to mid 60s, so it will also feel sticky. By Wednesday night and Thursday a weak backdoor cold front will move in with the chance for just a few showers and t-storms. Highs should still make it into the 80s on Thursday. Slightly cooler, less humid air will return on Friday, with highs closer to 80. High pressure will also nose back in, so we'll see plenty of sunshine. After that, high pressure will remain in control. More sunshine is expected, along with above normal temperatures.

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President Barack Obama will officially rename the country's tallest mountain while on a visit to Alaska this week. Anne Marie Green has the latest..

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President Obama travels to Alaska today -- to highlight the threat of climate change. The historic visit comes just one day after the White House announced the renaming of the tallest mountain in North America. Mount McKinley will now be known as Denali ...to reflect the heritage of Alaska natives. Flood watches are in effect in parts of the southeast, including Florida. The remnants of Tropical Storm Erika brought several inches of rain on parts of the state...and more is expected. Rip currents are also possible all the way to the Carolinas. And, people in Virginia have begun to say goodbye to two young journalists murdered on live t-v last week. Today, the family of slain cameraman Adam Ward will hold a private visitation at the high school from which he graduated. The father of slain reporter Alison Parker is among those calling for tougher gun laws -- in the wake of the shootings. Those are some of the day's top stories. I'm Anne Marie Green CBS News New York.

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A Minnesota state trooper pulled over a truly unlikely suspect. Apparently, an eight-year-old was taking his foster siblings for a drive. Dash cam video shows the car pulling into a driveway, then backing up into the trooper's cruiser. You then see three kids, still wearing pajamas, pile out of the car. No word on where they were going.

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In Japan, some pint-sized pretend sumo wrestlers took on some of the real ones. About three-thousand fans and shoppers watched the match in Tokyo over the weekend. Elementary children challenged the wrestlers... who were ending their summer tour. A fifth grader said his opponent was very strong, and hard to beat. It was the wrestlers' first performance in central Tokyo in 15 years.

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((TAKE SOUND UP FULL FOR 2 seconds)) And music's most outrageous awards show was packed with surprises. Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj buried their bad blood to kick off M-T-V's Video Music Awards. Nicki Minaj went on to win Best Hip Hop Video but before leaving the stage had some choice words for Miley Cyrus. And if that's not enough, Kanye West had a very shocking announcement.

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((...I have decided in 2020 to run for president)) Kanye's presidential ambitions were revealed during a nearly 10 minute acceptance speech for the Vanguard award. Other show highlights include Justin Bieber breaking down on stage, bursting out in tears during his performance of What Do You Mean. And Taylor Swift taking home Video of the Year for Bad Blood.

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A weak front lurking is lurking to our north today. This will result in partly cloudy skies. We can't rule out an isolated shower over northern areas. Temps will be above normal, reaching 78/85. The humidity levels will also come up a bit. Mostly clear skies are expected tonight, with areas of patchy fog. Lows will average 52/62. A big ridge of high pressure will move in on Tuesday and Wednesday. This will means we'll see plentiful sunshine with well above normal temperatures. In fact by Wednesday some valley areas could push 90 degrees. Dewpoints will be in the low to mid 60s, so it will also feel sticky. By Wednesday night and Thursday a weak backdoor cold front will move in with the chance for just a few showers and t-storms. Highs should still make it into the 80s on Thursday. Slightly cooler, less humid air will return on Friday, with highs closer to 80. High pressure will also nose back in, so we'll see plenty of sunshine. After that, high pressure will remain in control. More sunshine is expected, along with above normal temperatures.

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Well here is an unlikely pairing. A little stretching, breathing, meditation AND beer. Gina Bullard explains.

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((nat)) Deep breaths and fluid movements are filling this Sunday morning yoga class in Burlington. ((nat)) Hips are lifted and so is the energy in this hour long session. ((nat)) Clearing their minds and opening up to what the day ahead has to bring...and in this case it's downward dog to downing a beer. (00:31:44:23) ((Amy Leiblein/Switchback "love yoga love beer why not pair them together?")) Switchback brewery hosts the Stretch and Sip classes in its new tap room. Where you can tap into your inner zen and then enjoy a pint or a flight -- all for 20-bucks. (00:47:39:24) ((Heidi Rumble/Participant "you mentally physically relax and then you get to relax with some libations afterwards")) (00:32:06:10) ((Amy Leiblein/Switchback "i feel like it's the quintessential vermont thing to do get some exercise then enjoy some good beer. beer compliments a lot of situations")) It's a win win for everyone -- the yoga instructor gets people who might not have normally tried the practice and Switchback gets to pour into a bigger customer base than they usually have most Sunday mornings. (00:49:50:22) ((David Higgins/Participant "sip stretch and crawl out of here haha")) David Higgins and his wife are celebrating their 33rd anniversary. (00:50:20:09) ((David Higgins/Participant "it's relaxing and enjoyable to be around community people and sipping and stretching is a great way to do it. g-all before noon! d-all before noon!")) Alcohol and exercise don't seem like the most obvious pairing but it's a craze happening across the country. (00:49:01:08) ((Sarah Quinttus/Soulshine Power Yoga "it's a nice fun reward, it's one and there's some carbohydrates that will refuel you after your exercise")) (00:51:57;16) ((GB "switchback is planning to host the stretch and sip events the last sunday of every month. it's a new way of finding your inner peace that people are toasting to. gb channel 3 news burlington"))

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In the headlines this morning: Evacuation ... A Vermont police department gets a dangerous drop off. Lockdown at Dannemora prison... Plus-- Help Wanted-- looking for a new job? We have the latest job openings in our region.

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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. A weak front lurking is lurking to our north today. This will result in partly cloudy skies. We can't rule out an isolated shower over northern areas. Temps will be above normal, reaching 78/85. The humidity levels will also come up a bit. Mostly clear skies are expected tonight, with areas of patchy fog. Lows will average 52/62.

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We are learning about more unrest at the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora. The Plattsburgh Press Republican is reporting a lockdown after two large fights broke out. No guards were injured, but the paper says drugs and weapons were confiscated during a facility-wide search that followed. The prison has been in the national spotlight since two prisoners broke out in June. Earlier this summer, a New York Times investigation reported wide spread violent retalitaory abuse by correction officers.

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A unique family find ended up being more dangerous than one woman realized. So dangerous in fact, the South Burlington Police station had to be evacuated. Police say, a local resident brought a hand grenade to the station that she had found while sorting through some of her grandfather's belongings. The station was immediately evacuated --- not knowing if the device could possibly explode. The Vermont State Police Bomb Squad safely removed the grenade.

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The South Burlington school board will meet Wednesday to discuss the use of a name many say is outdated and racist. Right now, the high school sports teams use the name Rebels. It was a take-off on the confederate -- "south" Burlington rebelling against Burlington. Some say, rebels should be retired because of its slave era connotations. Others say, no one on campus has looked at the name that way in decades.

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This morning some good news for Vermont's health care and hospitality industries. The labor department statistics show 17-hundred jobs were added in the health care industry since 2014. 25-hundred were added in leisure and hospitality. That's an increase of just over two percent. Vermont's unemployment rate was at 3.6 percent in July -- that remains well below the national average.

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There may soon be a brand new place to stay at the Burlington International Airport. Aviation Director Gene Richards says a hotel could be the latest addition to an area that's seen dramatic expansion over the last 15 years. Developers have been asked to submit proposals for what could be a 120-room hotel. Richards says a hotel could be up and running in as soon as 2 years if the city finds the right developer.

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This week -- bear hunting season begins in Vermont and New Hampshire. Officials say, it's part of an effort to help manage the 6-thousand bears in the Green Mountain State. Vermont has two bear hunting seasons .... The early one starts Wednesday and requires a special tag. Hunters took 562 bears last year in Vermont. The largest number were in the town of Rockingham where 12 bears were taken.

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Hunters will also be out -- starting Tuesday -- looking for Canada Geese. The purpose of the September season is to help control Vermont's population prior to more birds migrating south for the winter. New Hampshire also opens goose hunting season this week.

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If you were in downtown Burlington this weekend, you certainly felt it. The college kids have returned. Thousands of young people are settling into Chittenden County. Campus was a buzz at Champlain College in the Queen City this weekend. This year 5-hundred 61 students make up the incoming freshman class joining a student body from 41 states and 22 countries.

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((Christian Perez-Waldo, ChavI love the college not only because of its location, because it is in this awesome city, there's so much to do, last night we went on this boat cruise and that was awesome.)) ((Joseph Ertle, Champlain College Freshman 20:17 "It's a great city, there's a lot of food, there's a lot of stuff to do, there's great scenery also, you can see the mountains and stuff.)) UVM welcomed 24-hundred freshmen to campus and St. Mike's welcomed about 500 first-year students. Burlington College students move in this week.

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In Help Wanted this morning there are job openings across our region. Vermont Federal Credit Union is hiring for a number of positions. They are looking for a call center representative and administrative specalist in South Burlington, a teller in Milton, and a consumer loan underwriter and branch operations clerk in Burlington. Janitronics is looking for evening janitorial staff for the Williston, Burlington, Winooski and Colchester area. They are hosting a job fair this Wednesday September 2nd -- we will post details on our website. There are about 20 open positions in the Morrisville area -- including production and assembly, general laborers and warehouse workers. There's a job fair at the Morrisville Department of labor on Thursday from 9 am until noon. And Cabot Creamery is looking for process technicians, maintenance mechanics, and cut & wrap sanitation. All the jobs are based in Cabot. There is more information and other listings on our website. To post job openings -- you can email helpwanted@wcax.com. Eva?

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A weak front lurking is lurking to our north today. This will result in partly cloudy skies. We can't rule out an isolated shower over northern areas. Temps will be above normal, reaching 78/85. The humidity levels will also come up a bit. Mostly clear skies are expected tonight, with areas of patchy fog. Lows will average 52/62. A big ridge of high pressure will move in on Tuesday and Wednesday. This will means we'll see plentiful sunshine with well above normal temperatures. In fact by Wednesday some valley areas could push 90 degrees. Dewpoints will be in the low to mid 60s, so it will also feel sticky. By Wednesday night and Thursday a weak backdoor cold front will move in with the chance for just a few showers and t-storms. Highs should still make it into the 80s on Thursday. Slightly cooler, less humid air will return on Friday, with highs closer to 80. High pressure will also nose back in, so we'll see plenty of sunshine. After that, high pressure will remain in control. More sunshine is expected, along with above normal temperatures.

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( The UVM men's soccer team and the Catamount's field hockey team both played at Hofstra of Sunday...The men's soccer team would fall to Hofstra 4-0.....The women's field hockey team faced Sacred Heart at Hofstra and would beat Sacred Heart 2-0...it's the earliest the field hockey team has gotten its first win of the season since 2010... Yankees in Atlanta Sunday taking on the Braves... -- And it was a home run derby early for New York...2nd inning, Jacoby Ellsbury sending this one deep to right and that ball is gone, a three run shot and the Yankees are up 3-0... -- Pinstripes up 5-0 in the third, Stephen Drew crushing this ball deep to right field and it's another free baseball for the fans out there, a 2 run shot...Yankees up 7-0. --- Now up 8-5 in the 7th ..bases loaded, Alex Rodriguez sending this right back where it came from, into center ...two more runs will come in and score and the Yankees take a 10-5 lead... --- then former brave Briann McCann lining this into left center, two more runs will cross the plate for New York... Yankees hammer the Braves, 20-6 ...... Red Sox wrapping up their series with the Mets Sunday... --- Sox down 1-0 in the 6th, but with one on David Ortiz smoking this one deep to right and gone and two run bomb and the Sox take a 2-1 lead.. --- But the Mets get those back in the bottom of the inning...Juan Uribe driving this ball high and deep to straightaway center... lands right under the wall...two runs come in and score...Mets would take a 4-2 lead into the 7th... -- But here comes Boston, now down 4-3..Mookie Betts popping this ball high into left field...everyone looking at one another you got, no you... Michael Cuddyer trying to chase it down but won't get there...a run scores and Betts pulls into third and we are tied at 4.... --- Cuddyer though making up for it in the bottom of the inning, roping this one into left and a run will score... Sox fall to the Mets 5-4..The Red Sox and Yankees begin a three game series at Fenway tonight The 4th annual Keegan Bradley Charity Golf Classic get underway this afternoon at the Woodstock Inn & Resort, we'll have more tonight at 6... with your sports wrap, I'm Kane O'Neill...)

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

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A nine-year-old girl is in the ICU -- after police say she was accidentally shot by her father. It allegedly happened Sunday morning at a hunting camp off Route 4 in Ira. State Police say the girls father -- Randy Babcock was clearning a handgun when he accidentally shot the girl in the stomach. The child was carried to a rest area and then airlifted tot he UVM Medical Center where she underwent surgery. She's currently listed in guarded condition. VSP and DCF are both investigating.

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This morning a Southern Vermont man will be in court -- accused of sexually assaulting a teen for several years. Police say 41-year-old Ryan Neidhold repeatedly molested the victim -- who is now 17-years-old -- between 2011 and 2013. The Bennington County Special Investigations Unit is leading the investigation. The Manchester resident was arrested Friday -- and is being held without bail. He's charged with aggravated sexual assault and lewd and lascivious conduct with a child.

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According to a new poll -- Bernie Sanders is gaining ground in the race for the democratic nomination for president. The Des Moines Register -- Bloomberg Politics poll -- shows Hillary Clinton with the lead at 37 percent. But Sanders is just 7 points behind at 30 percent. Vice President Joe Biden -- who has not yet entered the race-- received 14 percent. The pollster and political expert-- appearing on CBS' Face The Nation-- says Sanders is tapping into the same demographic that helped Barack Obama win in 2008. (( Ann Selzer // Iowa pollster :"So he is losing by seven points. He leads by eight points with people who say this would be the first time they participated in the caucus. He leads by over 20 points with people who say they consider themselves independents and people who are underage 45. Now, that is the Obama coalition. Those are the groups he put together that surprised Hillary Clinton in 2008."))

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Meanwhile, Republican candidates looking to boost their numbers -- continue to flock to the Granite State. On Wednesday, Ohio Governor John Kasich (Kay- sITCH) will host a town hall in West Lebanon. That's one of five events he will hold in the coming days. Donald Trump still leads the GOP field.

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President Obama travels to Alaska today -- to highlight the threat of climate change. The historic visit comes just one day after the White House announced the renaming of the tallest mountain in North America. Mount McKinley will now be known as Denali...to reflect the heritage of Alaska natives.

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People in Virginia have begun to say goodbye to two young journalists murdered on live T-V last week. Today, the family of slain cameraman Adam Ward will hold a private visitation at the high school from which he graduated. The father of slain reporter Alison Parker is among those calling for tougher gun laws -- in the wake of the shootings.

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Flood watches are in effect in parts of the southeast, including Florida. The remnants of Tropical Storm Erika brought several inches of rain on parts of the state ...and more is expected. Rip currents are also possible all the way to the Carolinas.

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

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A weak front lurking is lurking to our north today. This will result in partly cloudy skies. We can't rule out an isolated shower over northern areas. Temps will be above normal, reaching 78/85. The humidity levels will also come up a bit. Mostly clear skies are expected tonight, with areas of patchy fog. Lows will average 52/62. A big ridge of high pressure will move in on Tuesday and Wednesday. This will means we'll see plentiful sunshine with well above normal temperatures. In fact by Wednesday some valley areas could push 90 degrees. Dewpoints will be in the low to mid 60s, so it will also feel sticky. By Wednesday night and Thursday a weak backdoor cold front will move in with the chance for just a few showers and t-storms. Highs should still make it into the 80s on Thursday. Slightly cooler, less humid air will return on Friday, with highs closer to 80. High pressure will also nose back in, so we'll see plenty of sunshine. After that, high pressure will remain in control. More sunshine is expected, along with above normal temperatures.

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This year will be our 5th event. Over the course of these last 4 years, we've raised about $22,000 for Chase Away K9 Cancer , a non-profit that funds canine cancer research. Founded by Cera Reusser in 2006 after the loss of her beloved black labrador, Chase Away has raised over $1 million to aid in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and awareness of this disease that affects 1 in 3 dogs. I was drawn to Chase Away after one of my greyhounds was diagnosed with osteosarcoma (she has since passed, as has another one of my greys, of the same disease). A 5K seemed like a fun way to pay tribute to retired racing greyhounds. The event is family- and pet-friendly (also walk-friendly), and 100% of each person's registration fee is a donation to Chase Away K9 Cancer. This year's Chase Away 5K is on October 11 at Veterans Memorial Park in South Burlington. Registration is now open via raceit.com . (We also have a Facebook page and Instagram account to keep participants up-to-date on event happenings.) After the event, we have a raffle for participants, to keep the atmosphere light and fun.

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A weak front lurking is lurking to our north today. This will result in partly cloudy skies. We can't rule out an isolated shower over northern areas. Temps will be above normal, reaching 78/85. The humidity levels will also come up a bit. Mostly clear skies are expected tonight, with areas of patchy fog. Lows will average 52/62. A big ridge of high pressure will move in on Tuesday and Wednesday. This will means we'll see plentiful sunshine with well above normal temperatures. In fact by Wednesday some valley areas could push 90 degrees. Dewpoints will be in the low to mid 60s, so it will also feel sticky.

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A nine-year-old girl is in the ICU -- after police say she was accidentally shot by her father. It allegedly happened Sunday morning at a hunting camp off Route 4 in Ira. State Police say the girls father -- Randy Babcock was cleaning a handgun when he accidentally shot the girl in the stomach. The child was carried to a rest area and then airlifted to the UVM Medical Center where she underwent surgery. She's currently listed in guarded condition. VSP and DCF are both investigating.

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A southern Vermont man will be arraigned today for allegedly sexually assaulting a teenager over a period of several years. Police say 41-year-old Ryan Neidhold continually molested the victim-- who is now 17-years-old-- between 2011 and 2013. The Bennington County Special Investigations Unit is leading the investigation. Neidhold-- who lives in Manchester-- was taken into custody without incident Friday. He is charged with aggravated sexual assault and lewd and lascivious conduct with a child.

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This week -- bear hunting season begins in Vermont and New Hampshire. Officials say, it's part of an effort to help manage the 6-thousand bears in the Green Mountain State. Vermont has two bear hunting seasons .... The early one starts Wednesday and requires a special tag. Hunters took 562 bears last year in Vermont. The largest number were in the town of Rockingham where 12 bears were taken.

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Hunters will also be out -- starting Tuesday -- looking for Canada Geese. The purpose of the September season is to help control Vermont's population prior to more birds migrating south for the winter. New Hampshire also opens goose hunting season this week.

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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. A weak front lurking is lurking to our north today. This will result in partly cloudy skies. We can't rule out an isolated shower over northern areas. Temps will be above normal, reaching 78/85. The humidity levels will also come up a bit. Mostly clear skies are expected tonight, with areas of patchy fog. Lows will average 52/62. (anchors thank in 3-shot-transition to lead story)

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A nine-year-old girl is in the ICU -- after police say she was accidentally shot by her father. It allegedly happened Sunday morning at a hunting camp off Route 4 in Ira. State Police say the girls father -- Randy Babcock was clearning a handgun when he accidentally shot the girl in the stomach. The child was carried to a rest area and then airlifted tot he UVM Medical Center where she underwent surgery. She's currently listed in guarded condition. VSP and DCF are both investigating.

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A southern Vermont man will be arraigned today for allegedly sexually assaulting a teenager over a period of several years. Police say 41-year-old Ryan Neidhold continually molested the victim-- who is now 17-years-old-- between 2011 and 2013. The Bennington County Special Investigations Unit is leading the investigation. Neidhold-- who lives in Manchester-- was taken into custody without incident Friday. He is charged with aggravated sexual assault and lewd and lascivious conduct with a child.

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An injured hiker had to be airlifted off one of New Hampshire's White Mountains. Friday afternoon, a 31-year-old New Hampshire woman had a medical emergency on the Garfield Ridge Trail in Franconia -- about five miles away from the nearest trailhead. Other hikers stepped in to help her. An Army National Guard helicopter took her to emergency responders waiting at the nearby Cannon Mountain Ski Area.

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And we have some new details about a man who fell from a cliff in Williston. Police say he had been drinking. They say, 21-year-old Tucker Austin took his ATV to a lookout area. When he didn't come home, his family went looking for him. Police say, he fell nearly 50 feet near Interstate 89. He was hospitalized in critical -- but stable -- condition.

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Bernie Sanders poll numbers are looking a little better this morning. That's according to the Des Moines Register-- Bloomberg Politics poll. Hillary Clinton is still in the lead with 37 percent. But now Sanders is just 7 points behind at 30 percent. Vice President Joe Biden -- who is rumored to be considering a run-- received 14 percent. A political expert-- appearing on CBS' Face The Nation-- says Sanders is using the same strategy President Obama did in 2008. (( Ann Selzer // Iowa pollster :"So he is losing by seven points. He leads by eight points with people who say this would be the first time they participated in the caucus. He leads by over 20 points with people who say they consider themselves independents and people who are underage 45. Now, that is the Obama coalition. Those are the groups he put together that surprised Hillary Clinton in 2008."))

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And some of the people behind Bernie's success come from right here in Vermont. They are using a popular website to help them organize. Alex Apple reports.

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When Aidan King walks down the street in Montpelier....he goes unrecognized. Hardly a soul realizing he's what some are calling a vital piece of the political revolution Bernie Sanders seeks across the country. ((Aidan King/Grassroots for Sanders 32:20 We could pretend that we're expert political organizers and we know what we're doing and we're doing a good job, but it's not. Its Bernie.)) By day -- King works at a winery. In his free time -- he's the man behind an online community of over 90,000 Sanders supporters -- running an online page that gets over 500,000 views per month. ((Aidan King/Grassroots for Sanders 27:23 We decide that well, if Bernie Sanders is going to run for president, we want to be ready.)) To be ready: King and a friend from California created the Bernie Sanders for President page on Reddit -- a social networking and news site. As Sanders has surged in the polls -- so too has the number of online activists. ((Ben Schrekinger/Politico 03:33 There really is not the same kind of grassroots excitement for many of these other candidates.)) Politico reporter Ben Schrekinger followed Sanders to a rally in Reno, Nevada. Via Skype he says the campaign -- with the help of their Reddit allies -- have turned political organizing on its head. ((Ben Schrekinger/Politico 1:04 They've reversed the normal political formula. That was the extent to which they were relying on volunteers.)) When Sanders turns out huge crowds -- 1 in five people at those rallies sign up to volunteer. That helps the campaign save money on paid staffers and try to overcome Hillary Clinton's fundraising advantage. ((Aidan King/Grassroots for Sanders 30:50 We're really trying to generate constructive discourse.)) Here's how the Reddit page helps: Sanders volunteers can organize themselves before ever arriving at a rally. Activists carpool -- bring signs -- and gameplan to spread Sanders message. Once paid staffers come to town, volunteers are already organized -- and running the show. ((Aidan King/Grassroots for San ders 38:17 Which has never been used in this way before. I think that already puts them at the forefront in terms of digital campaigning.)) ((Ben Schrekinger/Politico 05:27 They're going to turn that into things like phone banking, organizing people to knock on doors.)) One to two thousand people are on the King's organizing page at any one time -- Revolution? Not quite. But he says a start ...from one of the most unlikely sources. AA. Ch3N. Montpelier.

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Presidental hopefuls from both parties -- continue to clock to the Granite State. Hillary Clinton will be in New Hampshire next weekend ... And this week, on Wednesday, Ohio Governor John (Kay-sick) Kasich will host a town hall in West Lebanon. That's one of five events he will hold in the coming days. Donald Trump still leads the GOP field.

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A weak front lurking is lurking to our north today. This will result in partly cloudy skies. We can't rule out an isolated shower over northern areas. Temps will be above normal, reaching 78/85. The humidity levels will also come up a bit. Mostly clear skies are expected tonight, with areas of patchy fog. Lows will average 52/62. A big ridge of high pressure will move in on Tuesday and Wednesday. This will means we'll see plentiful sunshine with well above normal temperatures. In fact by Wednesday some valley areas could push 90 degrees. Dewpoints will be in the low to mid 60s, so it will also feel sticky. By Wednesday night and Thursday a weak backdoor cold front will move in with the chance for just a few showers and t-storms. Highs should still make it into the 80s on Thursday. Slightly cooler, less humid air will return on Friday, with highs closer to 80. High pressure will also nose back in, so we'll see plenty of sunshine. After that, high pressure will remain in control. More sunshine is expected, along with above normal temperatures.

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The remnants of Tropical Storm Erika moving through Florida could bring several inches of rain... and has prompted flash flood warnings. Forecasts say rip currents are also possible all the way to the Carolinas. Don Champion has the latest from Miami

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(PKG) -nats- Even though Erika has dissipated...parts of the Southeast are not out of the woods yet. The remnants of the tropical storm are producing heavy rain and high winds in Florida... Conditions that could last for several days: (SOT Eric Fisher/ Meteorologist) With that, a threat for some flash flooding -- a pretty widespread two to four inches but locally, few spots could see five inches and that is where we would see those flash flooding concerns (SUN0226 for VO of erosion and SOT) Over the weekend, Erika's crashing waves beat away at the coast in Palm Beach - leaving a three to five-foot cliff. (SOT Tiffany Keaton) "The erosion is unbelievable. I have never seen anything like this." Erika's rain turned yards into lakes and covered roads in parts of the state. The situation made it tricky for both drivers and bikers: (SOT James Brown/ FL Resident) I could barely pedal. It comes up my pedals; that's how deep it gets Last week -- Tropical Storm Erika dumped more than 15 inches of rain in parts of the Caribbean...killing at least 20 people on the island of Dominica. For now, emergency operation centers in Florida are staying open around the clock ...ready if the waters rise. Don Champion CBS News Miami, Florida.

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Eight people were injured in a hay ride accident in New York. It happened in Barrington Sunday. Four had to be hospitalized -- two of them were critically injured and had to be air lifted out for treatment. Ten people were riding in a hay wagon pulled by a John Deere tractor when the accident occurred. Police say the load was too heavy and when the tractor went down a steep hill, it lost its ability to brake. The trailer jack-knifed and ended up in a ditch.

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A terminal in Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey had to be evacuated last night. It happened after a man entered a secure area using an exit door. The man was detained by federal agents and turned over to the Port Authority. Terminal C was evacuated immediately afterward and all passengers had to be re-screened at security. The terminal was re-opened later in the evening.

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A Minnesota state trooper pulled over a truly unlikely suspect. Apparently, an eight-year-old was taking his foster siblings for a drive. Dash cam video shows the car pulling into a driveway, then backing up into the trooper's cruiser. You then see three kids, still wearing pajamas, pile out of the car. No word on where they were going.

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In Japan, some pint-sized pretend sumo wrestlers took on some of the real ones. About three-thousand fans and shoppers watched the match in Tokyo over the weekend. Elementary children challenged the wrestlers... who were ending their summer tour. A fifth grader said his opponent was very strong, and hard to beat. It was the wrestlers' first performance in central Tokyo in 15 years.

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((TAKE SOUND UP FULL FOR 2 seconds)) And music's most outrageous awards show was packed with surprises. Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj buried their bad blood to kick off M-T-V's Video Music Awards. Nicki Minaj went on to win Best Hip Hop Video but before leaving the stage had some choice words for Miley Cyrus. And if that's not enough, Kanye West had a very shocking announcement.

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((...I have decided in 2020 to run for president)) Kanye's presidential ambitions were revealed during a nearly 10 minute acceptance speech for the Vanguard award. Other show highlights include Justin Bieber breaking down on stage, bursting out in tears during his performance of What Do You Mean. And Taylor Swift taking home Video of the Year for Bad Blood.

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A weak front lurking is lurking to our north today. This will result in partly cloudy skies. We can't rule out an isolated shower over northern areas. Temps will be above normal, reaching 78/85. The humidity levels will also come up a bit. Mostly clear skies are expected tonight, with areas of patchy fog. Lows will average 52/62. A big ridge of high pressure will move in on Tuesday and Wednesday. This will means we'll see plentiful sunshine with well above normal temperatures. In fact by Wednesday some valley areas could push 90 degrees. Dewpoints will be in the low to mid 60s, so it will also feel sticky. By Wednesday night and Thursday a weak backdoor cold front will move in with the chance for just a few showers and t-storms. Highs should still make it into the 80s on Thursday. Slightly cooler, less humid air will return on Friday, with highs closer to 80. High pressure will also nose back in, so we'll see plenty of sunshine. After that, high pressure will remain in control. More sunshine is expected, along with above normal temperatures.

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In healthwatch this morning -- reasearchers are taking a look at drinking. Looking at both the dangers of binge drinking for teens -- and also why they say you can't avoid a hangover. Kenneth Craig explains.

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The American Academy of Pediatrics is urging parents and doctors to discuss the dangers of alcohol with children *before* they take their first sip. A new report suggests up to 60 percent of high school students admit to *binge drinking*... that's three or more drinks in two-hours for girls, four to five for boys. Doctors say binge drinking increases a teenager's risk of death and serious injury from car crashes. Doctors in Canada and the Netherlands studying the science of *hangovers*... found no amount of food or water consumed during bouts of heavy drinking can provide *hangover relief.* And researchers at Boston University School of Medicine say knee and hip replacements can be hard on the heart. The risk of heart attacks *spiked* for patients in the month following surgery... the risk of blood clots in veins and lungs stayed high for *years*. Those are some of the day's top health stories. Kenneth Craig, CBS News, New York.

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In the headlines this morning: Evacuation ... A Vermont police department gets a dangerous drop off. Lockdown at Dannemora prison... Plus-- Help Wanted-- looking for a new job? We have the latest job openings in our region.

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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. A weak front lurking is lurking to our north today. This will result in partly cloudy skies. We can't rule out an isolated shower over northern areas. Temps will be above normal, reaching 78/85. The humidity levels will also come up a bit. Mostly clear skies are expected tonight, with areas of patchy fog. Lows will average 52/62.

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We are learning about more unrest at the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora. The Plattsburgh Press Republican is reporting a lockdown after two large fights broke out. No guards were injured, but the paper says drugs and weapons were confiscated during a facility-wide search that followed. The prison has been in the national spotlight since two prisoners broke out in June. Earlier this summer, a New York Times investigation reported wide spread violent retalitaory abuse by correction officers.

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A unique family find ended up being more dangerous than one woman realized. So dangerous in fact, the South Burlington Police station had to be evacuated. Police say, a local resident brought a hand grenade to the station that she had found while sorting through some of her grandfather's belongings. The station was immediately evacuated --- not knowing if the device could possibly explode. The Vermont State Police Bomb Squad safely removed the grenade.

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The South Burlington school board will meet Wednesday to discuss the use of a name many say is outdated and racist. Right now, the high school sports teams use the name Rebels. It was a take-off on the confederate -- "south" Burlington rebelling against Burlington. Some say, rebels should be retired because of its slave era connotations. Others say, no one on campus has looked at the name that way in decades.

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This morning some good news for Vermont's health care and hospitality industries. The labor department statistics show 17-hundred jobs were added in the health care industry since 2014. 25-hundred were added in leisure and hospitality. That's an increase of just over two percent. Vermont's unemployment rate was at 3.6 percent in July -- that remains well below the national average.

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There may soon be a brand new place to stay near the Burlington International Airport. Aviation Director Gene Richards says a hotel could be the latest addition to an area that's seen dramatic expansion over the last 15 years. Developers have been asked to submit proposals for what could be a 120-room hotel. Richards says a hotel could be up and running in as soon as 2 years if the city finds the right developer.

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This week -- bear hunting season begins in Vermont and New Hampshire. Officials say, it's part of an effort to help manage the 6-thousand bears in the Green Mountain State. Vermont has two bear hunting seasons .... The early one starts Wednesday and requires a special tag. Hunters took 562 bears last year in Vermont. The largest number were in the town of Rockingham where 12 bears were taken.

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Hunters will also be out -- starting Tuesday -- looking for Canada Geese. The purpose of the September season is to help control Vermont's population prior to more birds migrating south for the winter. New Hampshire also opens goose hunting season this week.

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If you were in downtown Burlington this weekend, you certainly felt it. The college kids have returned. Thousands of young people are settling into Chittenden County. Campus was a buzz at Champlain College in the Queen City this weekend. This year 5-hundred 61 students make up the incoming freshman class joining a student body from 41 states and 22 countries.

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((Christian Perez-Waldo, ChavI love the college not only because of its location, because it is in this awesome city, there's so much to do, last night we went on this boat cruise and that was awesome.)) ((Joseph Ertle, Champlain College Freshman 20:17 "It's a great city, there's a lot of food, there's a lot of stuff to do, there's great scenery also, you can see the mountains and stuff.)) Earlier this week UVM welcomed 24-hundred freshmen to campus and St. Mike's welcomed about 500 first-year students. Burlington College students move in during the first week of September.

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In Help Wanted this morning there are job openings across our region. Vermont Federal Credit Union is hiring for a number of positions. They are looking for a call center representative and administrative specalist in South Burlington, a teller in Milton, and a consumer loan underwriter and branch operations clerk in Burlington. Janitronics is looking for evening janitorial staff for the Williston, Burlington, Winooski and Colchester area. They are hosting a job fair this Wednesday September 2nd -- we will post details on our website. There are about 20 open positions in the Morrisville area -- including production and assembly, general laborers and warehouse workers. There's a job fair at the Morrisville Department of labor on Thursday from 9 am until noon. And Cabot Creamery is looking for process technicians, maintenance mechanics, and cut & wrap sanitation. All the jobs are based in Cabot. There is more information and other listings on our website. To post job openings -- you can email helpwanted@wcax.com. Eva?

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(anchors introduce gary)

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A weak front lurking is lurking to our north today. This will result in partly cloudy skies. We can't rule out an isolated shower over northern areas. Temps will be above normal, reaching 78/85. The humidity levels will also come up a bit. Mostly clear skies are expected tonight, with areas of patchy fog. Lows will average 52/62. A big ridge of high pressure will move in on Tuesday and Wednesday. This will means we'll see plentiful sunshine with well above normal temperatures. In fact by Wednesday some valley areas could push 90 degrees. Dewpoints will be in the low to mid 60s, so it will also feel sticky. By Wednesday night and Thursday a weak backdoor cold front will move in with the chance for just a few showers and t-storms. Highs should still make it into the 80s on Thursday. Slightly cooler, less humid air will return on Friday, with highs closer to 80. High pressure will also nose back in, so we'll see plenty of sunshine. After that, high pressure will remain in control. More sunshine is expected, along with above normal temperatures.

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There are few things more breath taking than watching the sun rise and set. The colors are so bright and bold. But have you ever wondered what makes it all happen? We found out in this week's Sunday Science.

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Bold, beautiful, and eye-catching-- We all see sunrises and sunsets a little differently. (00:01:19:00-00:01:29: 00) ((Andy Nash/NWS Burlington: For me it's a mix of the colors and the clouds that are in the sky. Just the way the sun is below the horizon and you've got that last vestiges of light bouncing off of the clouds)) Andy Nash is a meteorologist at the National Weather Service office in Burlington-- With 23 years of experience, he knows how sunrises and sunsets work. (00:22:28:00-00:22:32: 00) ((When the sun is lowest on the horizon that's when sunlight has to go through the most amount of atmosphere.)) Sunlight is made up of all the colors of the rainbow-- Each with a different wavelength. The shorter wavelength colors-- Like the blues-- get filtered out when the sun is low on the horizon-- So we can't see them. On the other hand ... (00:22:35:00-00:22:45) ((AN: The yellows, the reds, the oranges, those are the longer wavelengths, they can make it through the atmosphere, all the air and dust)) The yellow, red, and orange colors are enhanced by small particles in our atmosphere-- Smoke from wildfires creates firey sunsets. (00:06:26:00-00:06:38: 00) ((AN: So the dust and the smoke particles is absorbing that short wavelength light, the blues and greens, and so the only light waves that can make it thru are the reds.)) For a memorable sunrise or sunset--a few clouds need to be in the mix. (00:01:41:00-00:01:54: 00) ((AN: I think there's more good sunsets up in this part of the world because we have a lot more clouds, and those high cirrus clouds, those thin ice clouds way up high, they can make some really good sunrises or sunsets.)) The ice crystals in cirrus clouds bounce around all of the red light-- magnifying that wow factor. A wow factor that-- come sunrise or sunset-- many of us just can't get enough. NB. Channel 3. Burlington

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We've covered the science of sunrises and sunsets. But why does the sky appear blue during the day? When the sun is high in the sky-- and has less distance to travel-- blue light is scattered in all different directions, making the sky appear blue.

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( The UVM men's soccer team and the Catamount's field hockey team both played at Hofstra of Sunday...The men's soccer team would fall to Hofstra 4-0.....The women's field hockey team faced Sacred Heart at Hofstra and would beat Sacred Heart 2-0...it's the earliest the field hockey team has gotten its first win of the season since 2010... Yankees in Atlanta Sunday taking on the Braves... -- And it was a home run derby early for New York...2nd inning, Jacoby Ellsbury sending this one deep to right and that ball is gone, a three run shot and the Yankees are up 3-0... -- Pinstripes up 5-0 in the third, Stephen Drew crushing this ball deep to right field and it's another free baseball for the fans out there, a 2 run shot...Yankees up 7-0. --- Now up 8-5 in the 7th ..bases loaded, Alex Rodriguez sending this right back where it came from, into center ...two more runs will come in and score and the Yankees take a 10-5 lead... --- then former brave Briann McCann lining this into left center, two more runs will cross the plate for New York... Yankees hammer the Braves, 20-6 ...... Red Sox wrapping up their series with the Mets Sunday... --- Sox down 1-0 in the 6th, but with one on David Ortiz smoking this one deep to right and gone and two run bomb and the Sox take a 2-1 lead.. --- But the Mets get those back in the bottom of the inning...Juan Uribe driving this ball high and deep to straightaway center... lands right under the wall...two runs come in and score...Mets would take a 4-2 lead into the 7th... -- But here comes Boston, now down 4-3..Mookie Betts popping this ball high into left field...everyone looking at one another you got, no you... Michael Cuddyer trying to chase it down but won't get there...a run scores and Betts pulls into third and we are tied at 4.... --- Cuddyer though making up for it in the bottom of the inning, roping this one into left and a run will score... Sox fall to the Mets 5-4..The Red Sox and Yankees begin a three game series at Fenway tonight The 4th annual Keegan Bradley Charity Golf Classic get underway this afternoon at the Woodstock Inn & Resort, we'll have more tonight at 6... with your sports wrap, I'm Kane O'Neill...)

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A weak front lurking is lurking to our north today. This will result in partly cloudy skies. We can't rule out an isolated shower over northern areas. Temps will be above normal, reaching 78/85. The humidity levels will also come up a bit. Mostly clear skies are expected tonight, with areas of patchy fog. Lows will average 52/62. A big ridge of high pressure will move in on Tuesday and Wednesday. This will means we'll see plentiful sunshine with well above normal temperatures. In fact by Wednesday some valley areas could push 90 degrees. Dewpoints will be in the low to mid 60s, so it will also feel sticky. By Wednesday night and Thursday a weak backdoor cold front will move in with the chance for just a few showers and t-storms. Highs should still make it into the 80s on Thursday. Slightly cooler, less humid air will return on Friday, with highs closer to 80. High pressure will also nose back in, so we'll see plenty of sunshine. After that, high pressure will remain in control. More sunshine is expected, along with above normal temperatures.

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Well here is an unlikely pairing. A little stretching, breathing, meditation AND beer. Gina Bullard explains.

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((nat)) Deep breaths and fluid movements are filling this Sunday morning yoga class in Burlington. ((nat)) Hips are lifted and so is the energy in this hour long session. ((nat)) Clearing their minds and opening up to what the day ahead has to bring...and in this case it's downward dog to downing a beer. (00:31:44:23) ((Amy Leiblein/Switchback "love yoga love beer why not pair them together?")) Switchback brewery hosts the Stretch and Sip classes in its new tap room. Where you can tap into your inner zen and then enjoy a pint or a flight -- all for 20-bucks. (00:47:39:24) ((Heidi Rumble/Participant "you mentally physically relax and then you get to relax with some libations afterwards")) (00:32:06:10) ((Amy Leiblein/Switchback "i feel like it's the quintessential vermont thing to do get some exercise then enjoy some good beer. beer compliments a lot of situations")) It's a win win for everyone -- the yoga instructor gets people who might not have normally tried the practice and Switchback gets to pour into a bigger customer base than they usually have most Sunday mornings. (00:49:50:22) ((David Higgins/Participant "sip stretch and crawl out of here haha")) David Higgins and his wife are celebrating their 33rd anniversary. (00:50:20:09) ((David Higgins/Participant "it's relaxing and enjoyable to be around community people and sipping and stretching is a great way to do it. g-all before noon! d-all before noon!")) Alcohol and exercise don't seem like the most obvious pairing but it's a craze happening across the country. (00:49:01:08) ((Sarah Quinttus/Soulshine Power Yoga "it's a nice fun reward, it's one and there's some carbohydrates that will refuel you after your exercise")) (00:51:57;16) ((GB "switchback is planning to host the stretch and sip events the last sunday of every month. it's a new way of finding your inner peace that people are toasting to. gb channel 3 news burlington"))

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A nine-year-old girl is in the ICU -- after police say she was accidentally shot by her father. It allegedly happened Sunday morning at a hunting camp off Route 4 in Ira. State Police say the girls father -- Randy Babcock was cleaning a handgun when he accidentally shot the girl in the stomach. The child was carried to a rest area and then airlifted to the UVM Medical Center where she underwent surgery. She's currently listed in guarded condition. VSP and DCF are both investigating.

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A southern Vermont man will be arraigned today for allegedly sexually assaulting a teenager over a period of several years. Police say 41-year-old Ryan Neidhold continually molested the victim-- who is now 17-years-old-- between 2011 and 2013. The Bennington County Special Investigations Unit is leading the investigation. Neidhold-- who lives in Manchester-- was taken into custody without incident Friday. He is charged with aggravated sexual assault and lewd and lascivious conduct with a child.

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An injured hiker had to be airlifted off one of New Hampshire's White Mountains. Friday afternoon, a 31-year-old New Hampshire woman had a medical emergency on the Garfield Ridge Trail in Franconia -- about five miles away from the nearest trailhead. Other hikers stepped in to help her. An Army National Guard helicopter took her to emergency responders waiting at the nearby Cannon Mountain Ski Area.

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And we have some new details about a man who fell from a cliff in Williston. Police say he had been drinking. They say, 21-year-old Tucker Austin took his ATV to a lookout area. When he didn't come home, his family went looking for him-- Police found him early Saturday morning. Police say, he fell nearly 50 feet near Interstate 89. He was hospitalized in critical -- but stable -- condition.

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This week -- bear hunting season begins in Vermont and New Hampshire. Officials say, it's part of an effort to help manage the 6-thousand bears in the Green Mountain State. Vermont has two bear hunting seasons .... The early one starts Wednesday and requires a special tag. Hunters took 562 bears last year in Vermont. The largest number were in the town of Rockingham where 12 bears were taken.

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Hunters will also be out -- starting Tuesday -- looking for Canada Geese. The purpose of the September season is to help control Vermont's population prior to more birds migrating south for the winter. New Hampshire also opens goose hunting season this week.


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