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A couple from Troy, New York has been killed in a motorcycle crash in Bennington County. Police say Dennis Haughney Junior and his wife Kathy were riding their motorcycle on Route 9 in Woodford. Around 4:30 Sunday afternoon police say they lost control and hit a guardrail. Both died at the scene. Police say they were wearing their helmets. Both Dennis and Kathy were 41-years-old.

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A Connecticut pair remains behind bars this morning -- after a major drug bust in Rockingham. Police say, they found nearly a thousand bags of heroin Saturday night -- when they pulled over a car for speeding on interstate 91. 35-year-old Darnell Baxter and 35-year-old Maria Garcia of Hartford, Connecticut -- are both facing a number of charges including heroin trafficking. They are due in court tomorrow.

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A South Burlington man is facing a number of charges -- after police say he held up a drug store at gunpoint. Around 2:20 Sunday afternoon, police say Shon Shoram went into the Kinney Drugs on Williston Road. He then allegedly pulled out a gun -- and pointed it at witnesses while demanding drugs from the pharmacist. He then fled the scene. Police were able to track down the 37-year-old who is now due in court Tuesday.

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A Pennsylvania man is in critical condition this morning after being thrown from his car. It happened around 7:30 Sunday night on I-89 northbound in Waterbury. Police say Robert (ZYE - GAR - OWSKI) Zygarowski was speeding when his vehicle went off the road and rolled over several times. The 52-year-old was ejected from the vehicle and taken to UVM Medical center. Police say that alcohol is believed to be a factor. The crash is still under investigation.

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Just a few showers today. Hot & humid on Tuesday, slight chance for a passing shower, t-storm. Better chance for showers, t-storms on Wednesday as cold front comes through. Lingering shower, t-storm possible early Thu. Then nice day Friday, and most of Saturday. Cold front late Saturday with showers, possible t-storms, clearing out Sunday.

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

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A couple from Troy, New York couple has been killed in a motorcycle crash in Bennington County. Police say Dennis Haughney Junior and his wife Kathy were riding their motorcycle on Route 9 in Woodford. Around 4:30 Sunday afternoon police say they lost control and hit a guardrail. Both died at the scene. Police say they were wearing their helmets. Both Dennis and Kathy were 41-years-old.

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State Police have still not relased how a St. Johnsbury mother died -- but say there is no indication of foul play. They say 34-year-old Kimberly Willis told her two sons that she was going to visit a friend when she left her house Thursday. She was reported missing the next day -- and Saturday, police found her body near her car in Albany, Vermont. Police say an autopsy showed no signs of foul play -- but are still releasing few details about the untimely death.

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A South Burlington man is facing a number of charges -- after police say he held up a drug store at gunpoint. Around 2:20 Sunday afternoon, police say Shon Shoram went into the Kinney Drugs on Williston Road. He then allegedly pulled out a gun -- and pointed it at witnesses while demanding drugs from the pharmacist. He then fled the scene. Police were able to track down the 37-year-old who is now due in court Tuesday.

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Meanwhile -- police in New Hampshire are on the lookout for a pair of suspects who they say held up a hotel early Sunday morning. They say both are armed -- and dangerous. Police say a black man walked into the White Mountain Hotel in North Conway just before 4 a.m. -- pointed a gun at the clerk -- and demanded money. He was dressed in all dark clothing, wearing a dark hood, a camouflaged face mask and gloves. Police believe a second suspect was also in on the robbery.

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A Pennsylvania man is in critical condition this morning after being thrown from his car. It happened around 7:30 Sunday night on I-89 northbound in Waterbury. Police say Robert (ZYE - GAR - OWSKI) Zygarowski was speeding when his vehicle went off the road and rolled over several times. The 52-year-old was ejected from the vehicle and taken to UVM Medical center. Police say that alcohol is believed to be a factor. The crash is still under investigation.

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Tomorrow -- Senator Bernie Sanders is making it official. On Tuesday, the Vermont Independent is expected to formally kick off his presidential campaign in Burlington's Waterfront Park. Sanders says he will lay out what he calls his "Agenda for America."

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((05:59 John McClaughry, Ethan Allen Institute: Bernie will draw crowds to their feet by making the argument that you're being robbed of your patrimony. The expropriators have taken what's rightfully yours, put me in power and I'll turn this around.")) Sanders will travel to New Hampshire on Wednesday and then head to Iowa on Thursday. Tomorrow -- Channel 3 News will have special coverage of Sanders' campaign celebration in Burlington... starting right here at 5 a.m.

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On this Memorial Day -- many families are remembering and honoring loved ones -- lost serving our nation. That includes a New York family -- who is paying tribute to two brothers -- both World War 2 Army Veterans -- who died last week... just hours apart. Here's Torie Wells.

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"We were very close the three of us." FROM THE START - MIKE MACICA SAYS THE BOND BETWEEN BROTHERS WAS STRONG. THE TWINS - MIKE AND ANDY. THEIR YOUNGER BROTHER JOE. (Mike Macica/Brother) "We all worked together all helped each other." (nats) DURING WORLD WAR TWO ...ANDY LEFT HOME. SO DID JOE. BOTH SERVING IN THE ARMY. ANDY IN THE PHILIPPINES. JOE IN AFRICA AND EUROPE. MIKE STAYED HOME, TO HELP TAKE CARE OF THE FAMILY AND THE FARM. "You must have been so proud of them oh yes. I wrote to them all the time." THE BROTHERS MADE IT HOME SAFELY. THEY STARTED FAMILIES TOGETHER. BUILT A LIFETIME TOGETHER. ON SATURDAY - ANDY PASSED AWAY. SO DID JOE. MIKE, WAS LEFT BEHIND. "We lost Andy first and then later on in the evening Joe went." (nats) TODAY A FUNERAL WAS HELD FOR BOTH BROTHERS, TOGETHER. (nats) MILITARY HONORS GIVEN TO BOTH. (Jim Macica/Joe's Son) "I'm very glad we had joint services for them I think they'd be really happy about that." JOE'S SON, ANDY'S SON - TOLD ME STORIES ABOUT THEIR CHILDHOOD. (Jim Macica/Joe's Son) "He didn't do a lot of war stories unless we poked and prodded it's called the greatest generation and I think it's typical that they are quietly proud." (Andy Macica/Andy's Son) "He was a good man he had good values all his life and to this day that's the most valuable thing he ever gave me." THEIR MEMORIES -- ARE OF THEIR FATHER'S AS INDIVIDUALS. BUT OFTEN -- AS THEIR FATHER'S AND UNCLES, TOGETHER. THAT BOND, LOVE OF FAMILY, AND SERVICE ARE THE LEGACY THEY'RE LEAVING BEHIND. AND A BROTHER, TO HELP THE FAMILY, REMEMBER THEIR STORIES. "We had a good live together all of us."

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Also over the Memorial Day weekend -- nearly 8-thousand runners took to the streets in Burlington for the 27th annual Vermont City Marathon. On Sunday 3-thousand runners went the distance and completed the 26.2 mile course -- while about 5-thousand more ran in relays. Rhode Island's Matt Pelletier won for the 5th time. He finished with an unofficial time of 2 hours, 19 minutes and 12 seconds ... For the top female competitor Kasie Enman -- took the title in 2 hours, 49 minutes and 3 seconds unofficially. Enman also won back in 2012.

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(((Matt Pelletier/"My whole thing was if I let him catch me, I get second place. If I shut it down and it fell apart, I still get second place So I just kept going for the win."))) (((Kasie Enman/"I was just surprised that I was holding on to the place, but you know once I got into those final miles I was feeling a little more confident. It was very important to be to be a Vermont runner and come out with a win again."))) South Burlington's Charlotte Merle-Smith was the first female hand cyclist to finish at 2:18:33. Springfield's Larry (NAY - DO) Nadeau was the top male hand cyclist at 1:34:49.

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(anchors introduce gary) Just a few showers today. Hot & humid on Tuesday, slight chance for a passing shower, t-storm. Better chance for showers, t-storms on Wednesday as cold front comes through. Lingering shower, t-storm possible early Thu. Then nice day Friday, and most of Saturday. Cold front late Saturday with showers, possible t-storms, clearing out Sunday.

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Today: Mostly cloudy A few showers, possible t-storm Highs: 68 to 75 Wind: SSE 10 to 15 mph Tonight: Mostly cloudy A few showers, possible t-storm Lows: 58 to 65 Wind: SE 10 to 15 mph Tuesday: Partly cloudy Chance for a few showers, t-storms Warmer, more humid Highs: 82 to 88 Wind: SW 10 to 20 mph Extended: Wednesday: Mostly cloudy Showers, t-storms Lows: 60s Highs: 75 to 85 Thursday: Partly sunny Chance for showers, t-storms Lows: 60s Highs: 70s Friday: Partly cloudy Lows: 50s Highs: 75 to 85 Hyper-Extended: Saturday: Partly sunny Chance for showers, t-storms late Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 70s Sunday: Partly cloudy Lows: 45 to 55 Highs: 65 to 75

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At least eight people are missing in Wimberley Texas -- after a weekend of storms and rising flood waters. At least two deaths have been blamed on severe weather. Omar Villifranca Reports...

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(PKG) With more rain on the way, Memorial Day events have been cancelled in the city of San Marcos, Texas today. The city suffered extensive damage over the weekend -- when heavy rainfall caused the Blanco River to top its banks. The raging river destroyed roads, wiped away hundreds of homes, and sparked dramatic rescues. -nats- Nearby Wimberley was also hard hit. Officials there are searching for several people unaccounted for after the storms. Thousands of others, who were forced to evacuate, are being urged to stay away from their homes. Severe weather also affected other parts of Texas...including Houston where a tornado ripped the roof off of this apartment complex. -nats- In Austin, an kayaker had to be rescued when his adventure turned into a fight for his life. The rain has also soaked portions of Oklahoma...washing out roads and over flowing into homes. A firefighter in Claremore was among those killed...when he tried to rescue people from high water. (SOT Sean Douglas, Fire Chief/Emergency Management Director) He got caught in the storm drain itself This May is already the wettest on record for several cities in the southern Plains states. Forecasters say all the rain could officially end the drought the region has been facing for years. Omar Villafranca, CBS News, Wimberley Texas.

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The Nobel Prize-winning mathematician who inspired the movie "A Beautiful Mind" has died in taxi crash in New Jersey. John Nash and his wife Alicia were on the Turnpike heading home from the Newark Airport -- when police say the taxi crashed. Nash spent much of his career at Princeton University and won the Nobel Prize in economics in 1994. The mathematical genius's struggle with schizophrenia was chronicled in the 2001 movie "A Beautiful Mind". Nash was 86; his wife was 82.

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It's not too late to enter the New Hampshire moose lottery. Applications must be postmarked or submitted online by midnight on May 29. Or, you can deliver them to the New Hampshire Fish and Game headquarters in Concord before 4 p.m. that day. It costs $15 for residents and $25 for non-residents. 105 permits will be issued this year. Winners will be selected through a computerized random drawing on June 26

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With the Vermont City Marathon over the weekend -- the racing season is certainly underway. If you were in the crowd watching -- you might have been inspired to start making some strides. Nick Borelli has some tips on how to start training -- and avoid the injuries.

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((Nats: Bradshaw Running?)) Sandy Bradshaw wasn't always a runner. (00:06:09:00-00:06:20: 00) ((Sandy Bradshaw/South Burlington: I took a boot camp once and they did a little running program afterwards for just like 3 miles. And I did my first 5K and I was sucked into it.)) That was 8 years ago. With a lot of dedication, Sandy is ready for her third Vermont City Marathon. (00:07:17:00-00:07:19: 00) ((SB:I've been training for 20 weeks.)) She hasn't endured any major training injuries-- But a lot of runners aren't as fortunate. (00:30:09:00-00:30:15: 00) ((Lee Stanton/UVM Medical Center: 65 to 80% of runners get injured annually)) Lee Stanton is a physical therapist at the University of Vermont Medical Center-- He specializes in running-related injuries. He tells us that a lot of newer runners make a common mistake. (00:23:35:00-00:23:40: 00) ((LS: The big one that I see the most is not understanding how to increase their mileage safely.)) The key is to take it slow. And realize that speed and distance take time to develop. If you start running with little or no fitness ability, Stanton recommends following these basic guidelines: (00:24:04:00-00:24:10: 00) ((LS: I typically say year one run a 5K, year 2 run a 10K, year 3 run a half marathon, year 4 run a full marathon.)) But keep in mind ...every person's fitness level is different. Training your body to safely run longer distances is a journey. A journey where you need to listen to your body. (00:25:07:00-00:25:14: 00) ((LS: If it hurts for 20 minutes after you workout then you want to give yourself a day or two off.)) And if your running form gets sloppy-- say your knees start knocking into each other-- that's a sign that you're pushing too hard. Give it a rest. Sure running takes a lot of effort-- but for runners like Sandy-- that feeling you get at the end of the race makes it all worth it. (00:07:09:00-00:07:19: 00) ((It just takes a lot of work. And at the end it's very rewarding)) ((Tracked for later use: Nick Borelli. Ch 3. Burlington.))

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Just a few showers today. Hot & humid on Tuesday, slight chance for a passing shower, t-storm. Better chance for showers, t-storms on Wednesday as cold front comes through. Lingering shower, t-storm possible early Thu. Then nice day Friday, and most of Saturday. Cold front late Saturday with showers, possible t-storms, clearing out Sunday.

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In Healthwatch this morning -- there is new data on children with dyslexia, and a possible link between SIDS and higher altitudes. Eboni Williams has the latest medical headlines..

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A new study suggests living at high altitudes may increase the risk of sudden infant death syndrome. Denver researchers say babies living at altitudes above 8-thousand feet were at more than *twice* the risk for SIDS. Parents are reminded to put babies to sleep on their backs. The link between vision problems and dyslexia in children is in question in a new study from the UK. Doctors found more than 8 in 10 children with dyslexia had *perfect* scores on vision tests. And heart failure patients who are depressed are *five times* more likely to die. That's according to doctors in Spain who also found that heart failure patients who were not depressed had an 80-percent *lower* risk of death. Those are some of the day's top health stories. Eboni Williams, CBS News, New York.

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In the headlines this morning big bust ... A couple caught with nearly a thousand bags of heroin. a St. Albans woman accused of driving drunk with six kids in the car And Help Wanted-- we have the latest job openings around the 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.

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A Connecticut pair remains behind bars this morning -- after a major drug bust in Rockingham. Police say, they found nearly a thousand bags of heroin Saturday night -- when they pulled over a car for speeding on interstate 91. 35-year-old Darnell Baxter and 35-year-old Maria Garcia of Hartford, Connecticut -- are both facing a number of charges including heroin trafficking. They are due in court tomorrow.

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A St. Albans woman is accused of having six kids in the car with her during a hit and run. Police say, 52-year-old Julie Pratt was also driving drunk when she was pulled over by Milton police. Pratt is suspected of the hit and run earlier in the evening in Essex. Police tell us, two of the kids didn't have seatbelts on either. She's expected in court next month.

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In Lyndonville -- police there are trying to find the driver of a tractor trailer -- who hit a utility pole and took off. It happened just before 9 Sunday night. Police say someone crashed into the pole on Broad Street -- and left the scene. No word on a description of that big rig.

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More than a thousand miles of Northern New Hampshire's "Ride the Wilds" network are back open. Phase one opened last August -- allowing riders to travel from Lancaster to Pittsburg. Ride the Wilds leaders expect to open phase 2 early this summer to connect Northumberland, Star, and (MY - LYNN) Milan.

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A major milestone in Brookfield... Over the weekend a marching band was the first to Inaugurate the new floating bridge. Crowds of people came out to celebrate the century old floating bridge tradition. The bridge had been closed since 2008 when it started sinking.

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((Gov. Shumlin : "I am so privileged to be able to clip the ribbon on this 8th floating bridge, but this i am sure of. While there have been plenty of Governors down here to clip ribbons on this bridge, most recently in 1978, I believe firmly that I am the last for at least the next 100 years, and we are proud of that.")) Brookfield's floating bridge is one of only three in the country.

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There are many job openings across our region -- here's a look in Help Wanted. Bibens Ace has an opening in their South Burlington Store. It's a fulltime retail position. Experience is required. The University of Vermont Medical center is hiring for food service workers and line chefs. The jobs are in Burlington. Brickliners Custom Masonry and Chimney Services in Williston has a fulltime Shop Coordinator position open. Catamount Color -- is looking for a press operator -- as well as a wide format printer operator. Both positions are fulltime. They're located in Essex. Nadeau's Plumbing & Heating in Newport is currently seeking two plumber helpers and a licensed propane technician.

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LaValleys in Rutland and Ludlow -- is looking for a fulltime boom truck driver. Applicants need a CDL license and a clean driving record. In Johnson, Parker and Stearns is hiring a lumberyard person. Must have a valid Vermont Driver's License and clean driving record. Northern Basement Systems has openings for a basement waterproofing and foundation repair sales Representative. They are based in Plainfield. Plus, Poulin Auto Sales is looking to hire experienced auto service mechanics and technicians. The openings are for their Barre and South Burlington locations. And we are hiring here at Channel 3. WCAX-TV has openings for a Commercial Videographer/Editor and a Digital Media Specialist. Both are fulltime positions. Head on over to wcax.com for more details.

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(anchors introduce gary) Just a few showers today. Hot & humid on Tuesday, slight chance for a passing shower, t-storm. Better chance for showers, t-storms on Wednesday as cold front comes through. Lingering shower, t-storm possible early Thu. Then nice day Friday, and most of Saturday. Cold front late Saturday with showers, possible t-storms, clearing out Sunday.

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Today: Mostly cloudy A few showers, possible t-storm Highs: 68 to 75 Wind: SSE 10 to 15 mph Tonight: Mostly cloudy A few showers, possible t-storm Lows: 58 to 65 Wind: SE 10 to 15 mph Tuesday: Partly cloudy Chance for a few showers, t-storms Warmer, more humid Highs: 82 to 88 Wind: SW 10 to 20 mph Extended: Wednesday: Mostly cloudy Showers, t-storms Lows: 60s Highs: 75 to 85 Thursday: Partly sunny Chance for showers, t-storms Lows: 60s Highs: 70s Friday: Partly cloudy Lows: 50s Highs: 75 to 85 Hyper-Extended: Saturday: Partly sunny Chance for showers, t-storms late Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 70s Sunday: Partly cloudy Lows: 45 to 55 Highs: 65 to 75

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Middlebury college graduates walked away with more than just diplomas. Logan Crawford tells us about the longtime commencement tradition.

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((nats)) As the Middlebury Class of 2015 stepped onto campus Sunday morning -- it was the last time as students. (TC 00:31:32:15 Tile 1216) ((Andrew Theobald/Middlebury Graduate "Feels amazing to be on this campus where I spent 4 years and to be celebrating with all my friends." 00:31:38:02)) The three hour Commencement featured singing the Middlebury Alma Matar -- ((nats)) -- and honorary speeches. Acclaimed novelist and poet Julia Alvarez delivered the commencement. The Middlebury grad said life is a journey. (TC 00:17:31:01 Tile 1194) ((Julia Alvarez/Commencement Speaker "Traveler there is no path, the path is made by walking." 00:17:35:25)) A student also got his say up on stage. (TC 00:07:03:07 Tile 1189) ((Adam Milano/Student Commencement Speaker "I can't help but think how incredibly grateful I am to have had the privilege to live in a community of smart, driven, motivated, and exemplary young adults. I always considered college like being an adult but this this massive safety net underneath you. Well today, we have decided to remove the safety net." 00:07:19:13)) And leaving with the class of 2015 is the college's president Ron Liebowitz -- who is stepping down and being replaced by Laurie Patton. One thing students agree is unique about Middlebury's graduation -- graduates get to walk away with more than just a diploma. (TC 00:33:40:00 Tile 1217) ((Sarah Crepps/Middlebury Graduate "Gamaliel Painter's cane.)) ((nats of canes in the air)) Middlebury grads each recieved a 4-foot-long cane. (TC 00:33:47:25 Tile 1217) ((Sarah Crepps/Middlebury Graduate "One of the founders of the college had a cane, and he left the cane with the college when he died, and so that same cane is passed around at convocation, and then everyone gets a replica of it when they leave." 00:34:01:14)) ((nats of caps in the air)) The 552 graduates of Middlebury College now turn the page and begin the next chapter of their lives. (TC 00:31:45:01 Tile 1216) ((Andrew Theobald/Middlebury Graduate "I'm going to Boston I'm going to work for an executive search firm called Isaacson-Miller. SO I'm moving there tomorrow and have got a lease on an apartment. I'm excited to start the next step." 00:31:55:18)) (TC 00:35:56:12 Tile 1220) ((Logan Crawford/Middlebury "The class gift from the 2015 graduates was a fund for abroad experiences. They raised more than 62-thousand dollars for underclassmen to study abroad. Logan Crawford, Channel 3 News, Middlebury." 00:36:09:13))

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( For the second time this year, the Late Models headed out to the quarter mile track at Thunder Road...as Sunday was was the 53rd annual Memorial Day classicA few clouds early but otherwise a Beautiful day at Thunder Road for the 100 lap feature race.. Barrre's own Nick Sweet on the pole to start this race..Sweet would have the lead until lap 8.. On the back straight away, New Hampshire's Derrick O'Donnel making his move on the outside of sweet and will take first coming around turn 4... And not much drama the rest of this one, zero cautions in this race ...O'Donnel holds on to the lead the remaining 91 laps... taking home the checkered flag O'Donnell/"Think we're in good shape for this year. We just need to keep digging. Means a lot to come out of the gate strong. In the past it really helped me to be able do that. It sets you up for the rest of the season, so we're happy." The other big feature Sunday, the 150 lap Pro All Star Series Super Late Model race ...The PASS North racers making their first trip ever to Thunder Road...and it's the first time in 20 years, that Super Late Models had hit the highbank... Maine's Joey Doiron (Doe-I-ron) starting on the pole for this one...keeps the lead until lap number 17... Glen Luce out of Maine, making a move on the back straightaway, and he moves into first place around turn 4.. Doiron, would recapture the lead after a restart on lap 42...but then Dover, New Hampshire's Wayne Helliwell Jr. Making a move outside on turn one and he will take over the lead.. Helliwell holding that until lap 93, when he gets loose on turn two and Doiron will move back into the lead.. And he will hang on the remaining 57 laps as he takes home the checkered flag and the first win ever for the PASS North racers at Thunder Road.. "About six years ago I raced ACT and I fell in love with this place and then we ended up going in a different direction and I never thought I'd get the opportunity to come back here, never mind win. When they had the race on the schedule, I was real pumped. To come here and win, it's definitely a big deal." and that wasn't the only racing..We have a crazy feature race from the Tiger Sportsman and of course the Vermont City Marathon...all those highlights on our website, WCAX.com ...with your sports wrap, I'm Kane O'Neill ..)

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Just a few showers today. Hot & humid on Tuesday, slight chance for a passing shower, t-storm. Better chance for showers, t-storms on Wednesday as cold front comes through. Lingering shower, t-storm possible early Thu. Then nice day Friday, and most of Saturday. Cold front late Saturday with showers, possible t-storms, clearing out Sunday.

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A lot of us love fishing... But there are some days when luck isn't on our side. This week -- in Destination Recreation -- Nick Borelli is taking us on a fishing tour on Lake Champlain where you're guaranteed to catch fish.

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((NATS: Captain Gil preparing boat)) Captain Gilbert Gagner has been giving fishing tours for about 20 years-- He's the owner of Bronzeback Guide Service in Highgate. (01:30:46:00-01:30:56: 00) ((Gilbert Gagner/Bronzeback Guide Service Captain: My father got me into fishing when I was young and it was kind of an escape for us because we used to run a farm and our only time off was to get down to the river and fish a bunch.)) His love of the sport means he's spent a lot of time casting his line. (01:28:39:00-01:41:00 NATS: Casting line) On this day I joined Captain Gil -- for a fishing tour in St. Albans Bay. ((NATS: Boat taking off)) (00:23:38:00-00:23:41: 00) ((Gil: Nick are you ready to fish today? Nick: I'm ready to fish! Gil: Let's do this!)) Captain Gil knew exactly where to go, and the best technique for catching fish. He says chilly waters right now -- make the fish slow. That meant keeping the lure moving along the bottom of the lake -- was our best bet. (00:26:49:00-00:26:53: 00) ((gil: You are seeing it drag over the bottom and over the bumps, and then reel your slack in.)) Within minutes that advice it worked. (00:28:03:00-00:28:05: 00) ((Nick Borelli: I got my first hit!)) I didn't set the hook hard enough so the first one got away. But Captain Gil had a bass in the boat moments later. (00:29:12:00-00:29:19: 00) ((Nats: fishing coming in --> Nick: Hey wow! It took you less than 5 minutes! Not even.)) Captain Gil released his catch -- back into the water. Then it was my turn to land my first of the day. He guided me every step of the way. (00:35:11:00-00:35:17: 00) ((gil: Hold the rod here. Put your hand here and bring it up in the boat and put it in the boat. There you go. Nick: Not bad!)) Captain Gill picked the perfect spot. ((00:43:41:--00:43:43: 00 NATS: Lure dropping)) The fish kept coming. (00:37:57:0000:37:59:0 0) ((Nick (holding fish): Just a little guy!)) (00:39:34:00-00:39:00) ((Gil (holding fish): That's about a 2 and a half pounder. That's kind of average for lake Champlain.)) After that it was time to explore other parts of the Lake. The captain's boat moved us around at speeds of up to 70 mph. ((01:18:56:00-01:19:00 NATS: Going fast in boat)) Captain Gil says part of Lake Champlain's beauty -- is you never know what you'll reel in. Soon I found that out firsthand. (01:26:55:00-00:27:06: 00) ((Nick: Wow this is crazy! I've never had a Northern Pike. Oh really?! So close. Gil: The problem with Northern Pike is they have teeth on them.)) Even though I lost the northern pike; I felt like a kid again. Then another big one came along. This time it wasn't on my line. (01:27:39:00-01:27:43: 00) ((NATS: Fish jumping around in water, while being reeled in.)) Captain Gil got the beefy bass in the boat. (01:27:55:00-01:28:02: 00) ((Gil: That's one we like to bring to the scales at weigh in time. Nick: What does he come in at? Gil: Oh 3 and half, 3 and 3 quarters.)) With spawning going on, we had to put the bass back in the lake. (01:28:18:00-01:28:02) ((Gil: We'll let her swim back. And away she goes.)) On this tour Captain Gil guarantees you'll catch fish. (01:35:51:00-01:35:33: 00) ((The secret is to go fishing and spend a lot of time doing it)) For him, watching people's reactions when they reel fish in is priceless. (01:31:20:00-01:31:26: 00) ((Gil: My favorite part about going fishing is teaching people how to catch fish. That's my absolute favorite thing to do)) ((Tracked for later use: Nick Borelli. Ch 3. Highgate))

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State Police have still not released how a St. Johnsbury mother died -- but say there is no indication of foul play. They 34-year-old Kimberly Willis told her two sons that she was going to visit a friend when she left her house Thursday. She was reported missing the next day -- and Saturday, police found her body near her car in Albany, Vermont. Police say an autopsy showed no signs of foul play -- but are still releasing few details about the untimely death.

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A St. Albans woman is accused of having six kids in the car with her during a hit and run. Police say, 52-year-old Julie Pratt was also driving drunk when she was pulled over by Milton police. Pratt is suspected of the hit and run earlier in the evening in Essex. Police tell us, two of the kids didn't have seatbelts on either. She's expected in court next month.

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In Lyndonville -- police there are trying to find the driver of a tractor trailer -- who hit a utility pole and took off. It happened just before 9 Sunday night. Police say someone crashed into the pole on Broad Street -- and left the scene. No word on a description of that big rig.

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Tomorrow -- Senator Bernie Sanders is making it official. On Tuesday, the Vermont Independent is expected to formally kick off his presidential campaign in Burlington's Waterfront Park. Sanders says he will lay out what he calls his "Agenda for America."

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((05:59 John McClaughry, Ethan Allen Institute: Bernie will draw crowds to their feet by making the argument that you're being robbed of your patrimony. The expropriators have taken what's rightfully yours, put me in power and I'll turn this around.")) Sanders will travel to New Hampshire on Wednesday and then head to Iowa on Thursday. Tomorrow -- Channel 3 News will have special coverage of Sanders' campaign celebration in Burlington... starting right here at 5 a.m.

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Just a few showers today. Hot & humid on Tuesday, slight chance for a passing shower, t-storm. Better chance for showers, t-storms on Wednesday as cold front comes through. Lingering shower, t-storm possible early Thu. Then nice day Friday, and most of Saturday. Cold front late Saturday with showers, possible t-storms, clearing out Sunday.

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

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A couple from Troy, New York couple has been killed in a motorcycle crash in Bennington County. Police say Dennis Haughney Junior and his wife Kathy were riding their motorcycle on Route 9 in Woodford. Around 4:30 Sunday afternoon police say they lost control and hit a guardrail. Both died at the scene. Police say they were wearing their helmets. Both Dennis and Kathy were 41-years-old.

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State Police have still not relased how a St. Johnsbury mother died -- but say there is no indication of foul play. They say 34-year-old Kimberly Willis told her two sons that she was going to visit a friend when she left her house Thursday. She was reported missing the next day -- and Saturday, police found her body near her car in Albany, Vermont. Police say an autopsy showed no signs of foul play -- but are still releasing few details about the untimely death.

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A South Burlington man is facing a number of charges -- after police say he held up a drug store at gunpoint. Around 2:20 Sunday afternoon, police say Shon Shoram went into the Kinney Drugs on Williston Road. He then allegedly pulled out a gun -- and pointed it at witnesses while demanding drugs from the pharmacist. He then fled the scene. Police were able to track down the 37-year-old who is now due in court Tuesday.

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Meanwhile -- police in New Hampshire are on the lookout for a pair of suspects who they say held up a hotel early Sunday morning. They say both are armed -- and dangerous. Police say a black man walked into the White Mountain Hotel in North Conway just before 4 a.m. -- pointed a gun at the clerk -- and demanded money. He was dressed in all dark clothing, wearing a dark hood, a camouflaged face mask and gloves. Police believe a second suspect was also in on the robbery.

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A Pennsylvania man is in critical condition this morning after being thrown from his car. It happened around 7:30 Sunday night on I-89 northbound in Waterbury. Police say Robert (ZYE - GAR - OWSKI) Zygarowski was speeding when his vehicle went off the road and rolled over several times. The 52-year-old was ejected from the vehicle and taken to UVM Medical center. Police say that alcohol is believed to be a factor. The crash is still under investigation.

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Tomorrow -- Senator Bernie Sanders is making it official. On Tuesday, the Vermont Independent is expected to formally kick off his presidential campaign in Burlington's Waterfront Park. Sanders says he will lay out what he calls his "Agenda for America."

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((05:59 John McClaughry, Ethan Allen Institute: Bernie will draw crowds to their feet by making the argument that you're being robbed of your patrimony. The expropriators have taken what's rightfully yours, put me in power and I'll turn this around.")) Sanders will travel to New Hampshire on Wednesday and then head to Iowa on Thursday. Tomorrow -- Channel 3 News will have special coverage of Sanders' campaign celebration in Burlington... starting right here at 5 a.m.

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On this Memorial Day -- many families are remembering and honoring loved ones -- lost serving our nation. That includes a New York family -- who is paying tribute to two brothers -- both World War 2 Army Veterans -- who died last week... just hours apart. Here's Torie Wells.

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"We were very close the three of us." FROM THE START - MIKE MACICA SAYS THE BOND BETWEEN BROTHERS WAS STRONG. THE TWINS - MIKE AND ANDY. THEIR YOUNGER BROTHER JOE. (Mike Macica/Brother) "We all worked together all helped each other." (nats) DURING WORLD WAR TWO ...ANDY LEFT HOME. SO DID JOE. BOTH SERVING IN THE ARMY. ANDY IN THE PHILIPPINES. JOE IN AFRICA AND EUROPE. MIKE STAYED HOME, TO HELP TAKE CARE OF THE FAMILY AND THE FARM. "You must have been so proud of them oh yes. I wrote to them all the time." THE BROTHERS MADE IT HOME SAFELY. THEY STARTED FAMILIES TOGETHER. BUILT A LIFETIME TOGETHER. ON SATURDAY - ANDY PASSED AWAY. SO DID JOE. MIKE, WAS LEFT BEHIND. "We lost Andy first and then later on in the evening Joe went." (nats) TODAY A FUNERAL WAS HELD FOR BOTH BROTHERS, TOGETHER. (nats) MILITARY HONORS GIVEN TO BOTH. (Jim Macica/Joe's Son) "I'm very glad we had joint services for them I think they'd be really happy about that." JOE'S SON, ANDY'S SON - TOLD ME STORIES ABOUT THEIR CHILDHOOD. (Jim Macica/Joe's Son) "He didn't do a lot of war stories unless we poked and prodded it's called the greatest generation and I think it's typical that they are quietly proud." (Andy Macica/Andy's Son) "He was a good man he had good values all his life and to this day that's the most valuable thing he ever gave me." THEIR MEMORIES -- ARE OF THEIR FATHER'S AS INDIVIDUALS. BUT OFTEN -- AS THEIR FATHER'S AND UNCLES, TOGETHER. THAT BOND, LOVE OF FAMILY, AND SERVICE ARE THE LEGACY THEY'RE LEAVING BEHIND. AND A BROTHER, TO HELP THE FAMILY, REMEMBER THEIR STORIES. "We had a good live together all of us."

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Also over the Memorial Day weekend -- nearly 8-thousand runners took to the streets in Burlington for the 27th annual Vermont City Marathon. On Sunday 3-thousand runners went the distance and completed the 26.2 mile course -- while about 5-thousand more ran in relays. Rhode Island's Matt Pelletier won for the 5th time. He finished with an unofficial time of 2 hours, 19 minutes and 12 seconds ... For the top female competitor Kasie Enman -- took the title in 2 hours, 49 minutes and 3 seconds unofficially. Enman also won back in 2012.

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(((Matt Pelletier/"My whole thing was if I let him catch me, I get second place. If I shut it down and it fell apart, I still get second place So I just kept going for the win."))) (((Kasie Enman/"I was just surprised that I was holding on to the place, but you know once I got into those final miles I was feeling a little more confident. It was very important to be to be a Vermont runner and come out with a win again."))) South Burlington's Charlotte Merle-Smith was the first female hand cyclist to finish at 2:18:33. Springfield's Larry (NAY - DO) Nadeau was the top male hand cyclist at 1:34:49.

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(anchors introduce gary) Just a few showers today. Hot & humid on Tuesday, slight chance for a passing shower, t-storm. Better chance for showers, t-storms on Wednesday as cold front comes through. Lingering shower, t-storm possible early Thu. Then nice day Friday, and most of Saturday. Cold front late Saturday with showers, possible t-storms, clearing out Sunday.

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Today: Mostly cloudy A few showers, possible t-storm Highs: 68 to 75 Wind: SSE 10 to 15 mph Tonight: Mostly cloudy A few showers, possible t-storm Lows: 58 to 65 Wind: SE 10 to 15 mph Tuesday: Partly cloudy Chance for a few showers, t-storms Warmer, more humid Highs: 82 to 88 Wind: SW 10 to 20 mph Extended: Wednesday: Mostly cloudy Showers, t-storms Lows: 60s Highs: 75 to 85 Thursday: Partly sunny Chance for showers, t-storms Lows: 60s Highs: 70s Friday: Partly cloudy Lows: 50s Highs: 75 to 85 Hyper-Extended: Saturday: Partly sunny Chance for showers, t-storms late Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 70s Sunday: Partly cloudy Lows: 45 to 55 Highs: 65 to 75

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Parts of the country won't get a holiday today from severe storms responsible for record breaking rainfall that hit Texas and Oklahoma hard this weekend, leading to at least three deaths. Anne Marie Green has the latest..

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It's Memorial Day- when the nation pauses to remember members of the military who died serving our country. Across the nation, many people already took part in solemn observances and parades over the weekend. Today, President Obama will lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns and make remarks at Arlington National Cemetery. Another Memorial Day observance will take place at the World War Two Memorial in Washington. On this holiday -- the will of Iraqi forces to fight for their country is being called into question. In remarks Sunday, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter blamed Iraqi forces for the Islamic States stunning takeover of Ramadi. The fall of Ramadi has raised questions about the U.S. strategy to defeat Islamic State militants. Carter maintains that strategy, though, has been effective. And, another round of storms is on the way for parts of Texas. Over the weekend, flooding from record-setting rains in Texas and Oklahoma swept away bridges, homes, and left several people dead, including a firefighter. The weather system even sparked tornadoes; one destroyed an apartment complex in Houston. Authorities are warning people to honor a night-time curfew and stay away from damaged areas. Those are some of the day's top stories. I'm Anne Marie Green CBS News New York.

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With the Vermont City Marathon over the weekend -- the racing season is certainly underway. If you were in the crowd watching -- you might have been inspired to start making some strides. Nick Borelli has some tips on how to start training -- and avoid the injuries.

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((Nats: Bradshaw Running?)) Sandy Bradshaw wasn't always a runner. (00:06:09:00-00:06:20: 00) ((Sandy Bradshaw/South Burlington: I took a boot camp once and they did a little running program afterwards for just like 3 miles. And I did my first 5K and I was sucked into it.)) That was 8 years ago. With a lot of dedication, Sandy is ready for her third Vermont City Marathon. (00:07:17:00-00:07:19: 00) ((SB:I've been training for 20 weeks.)) She hasn't endured any major training injuries-- But a lot of runners aren't as fortunate. (00:30:09:00-00:30:15: 00) ((Lee Stanton/UVM Medical Center: 65 to 80% of runners get injured annually)) Lee Stanton is a physical therapist at the University of Vermont Medical Center-- He specializes in running-related injuries. He tells us that a lot of newer runners make a common mistake. (00:23:35:00-00:23:40: 00) ((LS: The big one that I see the most is not understanding how to increase their mileage safely.)) The key is to take it slow. And realize that speed and distance take time to develop. If you start running with little or no fitness ability, Stanton recommends following these basic guidelines: (00:24:04:00-00:24:10: 00) ((LS: I typically say year one run a 5K, year 2 run a 10K, year 3 run a half marathon, year 4 run a full marathon.)) But keep in mind ...every person's fitness level is different. Training your body to safely run longer distances is a journey. A journey where you need to listen to your body. (00:25:07:00-00:25:14: 00) ((LS: If it hurts for 20 minutes after you workout then you want to give yourself a day or two off.)) And if your running form gets sloppy-- say your knees start knocking into each other-- that's a sign that you're pushing too hard. Give it a rest. Sure running takes a lot of effort-- but for runners like Sandy-- that feeling you get at the end of the race makes it all worth it. (00:07:09:00-00:07:19: 00) ((It just takes a lot of work. And at the end it's very rewarding)) ((Tracked for later use: Nick Borelli. Ch 3. Burlington.))

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Middlebury college graduates walked away with more than just diplomas. Logan Crawford tells us about the longtime commencement tradition.

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((nats)) As the Middlebury Class of 2015 stepped onto campus Sunday morning -- it was the last time as students. (TC 00:31:32:15 Tile 1216) ((Andrew Theobald/Middlebury Graduate "Feels amazing to be on this campus where I spent 4 years and to be celebrating with all my friends." 00:31:38:02)) The three hour Commencement featured singing the Middlebury Alma Matar -- ((nats)) -- and honorary speeches. Acclaimed novelist and poet Julia Alvarez delivered the commencement. The Middlebury grad said life is a journey. (TC 00:17:31:01 Tile 1194) ((Julia Alvarez/Commencement Speaker "Traveler there is no path, the path is made by walking." 00:17:35:25)) A student also got his say up on stage. (TC 00:07:03:07 Tile 1189) ((Adam Milano/Student Commencement Speaker "I can't help but think how incredibly grateful I am to have had the privilege to live in a community of smart, driven, motivated, and exemplary young adults. I always considered college like being an adult but this this massive safety net underneath you. Well today, we have decided to remove the safety net." 00:07:19:13)) And leaving with the class of 2015 is the college's president Ron Liebowitz -- who is stepping down and being replaced by Laurie Patton. One thing students agree is unique about Middlebury's graduation -- graduates get to walk away with more than just a diploma. (TC 00:33:40:00 Tile 1217) ((Sarah Crepps/Middlebury Graduate "Gamaliel Painter's cane.)) ((nats of canes in the air)) Middlebury grads each recieved a 4-foot-long cane. (TC 00:33:47:25 Tile 1217) ((Sarah Crepps/Middlebury Graduate "One of the founders of the college had a cane, and he left the cane with the college when he died, and so that same cane is passed around at convocation, and then everyone gets a replica of it when they leave." 00:34:01:14)) ((nats of caps in the air)) The 552 graduates of Middlebury College now turn the page and begin the next chapter of their lives. (TC 00:31:45:01 Tile 1216) ((Andrew Theobald/Middlebury Graduate "I'm going to Boston I'm going to work for an executive search firm called Isaacson-Miller. SO I'm moving there tomorrow and have got a lease on an apartment. I'm excited to start the next step." 00:31:55:18)) (TC 00:35:56:12 Tile 1220) ((Logan Crawford/Middlebury "The class gift from the 2015 graduates was a fund for abroad experiences. They raised more than 62-thousand dollars for underclassmen to study abroad. Logan Crawford, Channel 3 News, Middlebury." 00:36:09:13))

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In the headlines this morning big bust ... A couple caught with nearly a thousand bags of heroin. a St. Albans woman accused of driving drunk with six kids in the car And Help Wanted-- we have the latest job openings around the 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. Just a few showers today. Hot & humid on Tuesday, slight chance for a passing shower, t-storm. Better chance for showers, t-storms on Wednesday as cold front comes through. Lingering shower, t-storm possible early Thu. Then nice day Friday, and most of Saturday. Cold front late Saturday with showers, possible t-storms, clearing out Sunday.

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A Connecticut pair remains behind bars this morning -- after a major drug bust in Rockingham. Police say, they found nearly a thousand bags of heroin Saturday night -- when they pulled over a car for speeding on interstate 91. 35-year-old Darnell Baxter and 35-year-old Maria Garcia of Hartford, Connecticut -- are both facing a number of charges including heroin trafficking. They are due in court tomorrow.

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A St. Albans woman is accused of having six kids in the car with her during a hit and run. Police say, 52-year-old Julie Pratt was also driving drunk when she was pulled over by Milton police. Pratt is suspected of the hit and run earlier in the evening in Essex. Police tell us, two of the kids didn't have seatbelts on either. She's expected in court next month.

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More than a thousand miles of Northern New Hampshire's "Ride the Wilds" network are back open. Phase one opened last August -- allowing riders to travel from Lancaster to Pittsburg. Ride the Wilds leaders expect to open phase 2 early this summer to connect Northumberland, Star, and (MY - LYNN) Milan.

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A major milestone in Brookfield... Over the weekend a marching band was the first to Inaugurate the new floating bridge. Crowds of people came out to celebrate the century old floating bridge tradition. The bridge had been closed since 2008 when it started sinking.

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((Gov. Shumlin : "I am so privileged to be able to clip the ribbon on this 8th floating bridge, but this i am sure of. While there have been plenty of Governors down here to clip ribbons on this bridge, most recently in 1978, I believe firmly that I am the last for at least the next 100 years, and we are proud of that.")) Brookfield's floating bridge is one of only three in the country.

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There are many job openings across our region -- here's a look in Help Wanted. Bibens Ace has an opening in their South Burlington Store. It's a fulltime retail position. Experience is required. The University of Vermont Medical center is hiring for food service workers and line chefs. The jobs are in Burlington. Brickliners Custom Masonry and Chimney Services in Williston has a fulltime Shop Coordinator position open. Catamount Color -- is looking for a press operator -- as well as a wide format printer operator. Both positions are fulltime. They're located in Essex. Nadeau's Plumbing & Heating in Newport is currently seeking two plumber helpers and a licensed propane technician.

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LaValleys in Rutland and Ludlow -- is looking for a fulltime boom truck driver. Applicants need a CDL license and a clean driving record. In Johnson, Parker and Stearns is hiring a lumberyard person. Must have a valid Vermont Driver's License and clean driving record. Northern Basement Systems has openings for a basement waterproofing and foundation repair sales Representative. They are based in Plainfield. Plus, Poulin Auto Sales is looking to hire experienced auto service mechanics and technicians. The openings are for their Barre and South Burlington locations. And we are hiring here at Channel 3. WCAX-TV has openings for a Commercial Videographer/Editor and a Digital Media Specialist. Both are fulltime positions. Head on over to wcax.com for more details.

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(anchors introduce gary) Just a few showers today. Hot & humid on Tuesday, slight chance for a passing shower, t-storm. Better chance for showers, t-storms on Wednesday as cold front comes through. Lingering shower, t-storm possible early Thu. Then nice day Friday, and most of Saturday. Cold front late Saturday with showers, possible t-storms, clearing out Sunday.

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Today: Mostly cloudy A few showers, possible t-storm Highs: 68 to 75 Wind: SSE 10 to 15 mph Tonight: Mostly cloudy A few showers, possible t-storm Lows: 58 to 65 Wind: SE 10 to 15 mph Tuesday: Partly cloudy Chance for a few showers, t-storms Warmer, more humid Highs: 82 to 88 Wind: SW 10 to 20 mph Extended: Wednesday: Mostly cloudy Showers, t-storms Lows: 60s Highs: 75 to 85 Thursday: Partly sunny Chance for showers, t-storms Lows: 60s Highs: 70s Friday: Partly cloudy Lows: 50s Highs: 75 to 85 Hyper-Extended: Saturday: Partly sunny Chance for showers, t-storms late Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 70s Sunday: Partly cloudy Lows: 45 to 55 Highs: 65 to 75

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( For the second time this year, the Late Models headed out to the quarter mile track at Thunder Road...as Sunday was was the 53rd annual Memorial Day classicA few clouds early but otherwise a Beautiful day at Thunder Road for the 100 lap feature race.. Barrre's own Nick Sweet on the pole to start this race..Sweet would have the lead until lap 8.. On the back straight away, New Hampshire's Derrick O'Donnel making his move on the outside of sweet and will take first coming around turn 4... And not much drama the rest of this one, zero cautions in this race ...O'Donnel holds on to the lead the remaining 91 laps... taking home the checkered flag O'Donnell/"Think we're in good shape for this year. We just need to keep digging. Means a lot to come out of the gate strong. In the past it really helped me to be able do that. It sets you up for the rest of the season, so we're happy." The other big feature Sunday, the 150 lap Pro All Star Series Super Late Model race ...The PASS North racers making their first trip ever to Thunder Road...and it's the first time in 20 years, that Super Late Models had hit the highbank... Maine's Joey Doiron (Doe-I-ron) starting on the pole for this one...keeps the lead until lap number 17... Glen Luce out of Maine, making a move on the back straightaway, and he moves into first place around turn 4.. Doiron, would recapture the lead after a restart on lap 42...but then Dover, New Hampshire's Wayne Helliwell Jr. Making a move outside on turn one and he will take over the lead.. Helliwell holding that until lap 93, when he gets loose on turn two and Doiron will move back into the lead.. And he will hang on the remaining 57 laps as he takes home the checkered flag and the first win ever for the PASS North racers at Thunder Road.. "About six years ago I raced ACT and I fell in love with this place and then we ended up going in a different direction and I never thought I'd get the opportunity to come back here, never mind win. When they had the race on the schedule, I was real pumped. To come here and win, it's definitely a big deal." and that wasn't the only racing..We have a crazy feature race from the Tiger Sportsman and of course the Vermont City Marathon...all those highlights on our website, WCAX.com ...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 couple from Troy, New York couple is dead following a motorcycle crash in Bennington County. Police say 41-year-old Dennis Haughney Junior and his wife Kathy were riding their motorcycle on Route 9 in Woodford. Around 4:30 Sunday afternoon police say they lost control and hit a guardrail. Both died at the scene. Police say they were wearing their helments.

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State Police have still not released how a St. Johnsbury mother died -- but say there is no indication of foul play. They 34-year-old Kimberly Willis told her two sons that she was going to visit a friend when she left her house Thursday. She was reported missing the next day -- and Saturday, police found her body near her car in Albany, Vermont. Police say an autopsy showed no signs of foul play -- but are still releasing few details about the untimely death.

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A South Burlington man is facing a number of charges -- after police say he held up a drug store at gunpoint. Around 2:20 Sunday afternoon, police say Shon Shoram went into the Kinny Drugs on Williston Road. He then allegedly pulled out a gun -- and pointed it at witnesses while demanding drugs from the pharmacist. He then fled the scene. Police were able to track down the 37-year-old who is now due in court Tuesday.

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In Lyndonville -- police there are trying to find the driver of a tractor trailer -- who hit a utility pole and took off. It happened just before 9 Sunday night. Police say someone crashed into the pole on Broad Street -- and left the scene. No word on a description of that big rig.

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It's Memorial Day- when the nation pauses to remember members of the military who died serving our country. Across the nation, many people already took part in solemn observances and parades over the weekend. Today, President Obama will lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns and make remarks at Arlington National Cemetery. Another Memorial Day observance will take place at the World War Two Memorial in Washington.

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On this holiday -- the will of Iraqi forces to fight for their country is being called into question. In remarks Sunday, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter blamed Iraqi forces for the Islamic States stunning takeover of Ramadi. The fall of Ramadi has raised questions about the U.S. strategy to defeat Islamic State militants. Carter maintains that strategy, though, has been effective.

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And, another round of storms is on the way for parts of Texas. Over the weekend, flooding from record-setting rains in Texas and Oklahoma swept away bridges, homes, and left several people dead, including a firefighter. The weather system even sparked tornadoes; one destroyed an apartment complex in Houston. Authorities are warning people to honor a night-time curfew and stay away from damaged areas.

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

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Just a few showers today. Hot & humid on Tuesday, slight chance for a passing shower, t-storm. Better chance for showers, t-storms on Wednesday as cold front comes through. Lingering shower, t-storm possible early Thu. Then nice day Friday, and most of Saturday. Cold front late Saturday with showers, possible t-storms, clearing out Sunday.

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OUT CUE:"COME HERE HOLLY"

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A couple from Troy, New York has been killed in a motorcycle crash in Bennington County. Police say Dennis Haughney Junior and his wife Kathy were riding their motorcycle on Route 9 in Woodford. Around 4:30 Sunday afternoon police say they lost control and hit a guardrail. Both died at the scene. Police say they were wearing their helmets. Both Dennis and Kathy were 41-years-old.

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State Police have still not released how a St. Johnsbury mother died -- but say there is no indication of foul play. They 34-year-old Kimberly Willis told her two sons that she was going to visit a friend when she left her house Thursday. She was reported missing the next day -- and Saturday, police found her body near her car in Albany, Vermont. Police say an autopsy showed no signs of foul play -- but are still releasing few details about the untimely death.

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A South Burlington man is facing a number of charges -- after police say he held up a drug store at gunpoint. Around 2:20 Sunday afternoon, police say Shon Shoram went into the Kinney Drugs on Williston Road. He then allegedly pulled out a gun -- and pointed it at witnesses while demanding drugs from the pharmacist. He then fled the scene. Police were able to track down the 37-year-old who is now due in court Tuesday.

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A Pennsylvania man is in critical condition this morning after being thrown from his car. It happened around 7:30 Sunday night on I-89 northbound in Waterbury. Police say Robert (ZYE - GAR - OWSKI) Zygarowski was speeding when his vehicle went off the road and rolled over several times. The 52-year-old was ejected from the vehicle and taken to UVM Medical center. Police say that alcohol is believed to be a factor. The crash is still under investigation.

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Tomorrow -- Senator Bernie Sanders is making it official. On Tuesday, the Vermont Independent is expected to formally kick off his presidential campaign in Burlington's Waterfront Park. Sanders says he will lay out what he calls his "Agenda for America."

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((05:59 John McClaughry, Ethan Allen Institute: Bernie will draw crowds to their feet by making the argument that you're being robbed of your patrimony. The expropriators have taken what's rightfully yours, put me in power and I'll turn this around.")) Sanders will travel to New Hampshire on Wednesday and then head to Iowa on Thursday. Tomorrow -- Channel 3 News will have special coverage of Sanders' campaign celebration in Burlington... starting right here at 5 a.m.

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Just a few showers today. Hot & humid on Tuesday, slight chance for a passing shower, t-storm. Better chance for showers, t-storms on Wednesday as cold front comes through. Lingering shower, t-storm possible early Thu. Then nice day Friday, and most of Saturday. Cold front late Saturday with showers, possible t-storms, clearing out Sunday.


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