Mon 05-DEC-2016 Early A.M. News Script

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Today: Cloudy, cold start, but snow moving in quickly from the west. Light snow for rest of day, tapering off late. 1-3" accumulation.

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((THANK GARY))

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North Dakota protestors claim a small victory this morning ... As the U-S Army corps of engineers deny a permit ... Stopping the Dakota Access pipeline from running under a section of the Missouri River. .. It's a move protestors have been waiting for ... As they've been fighting the 3-point-8 billion dollar project for months... Saying it could contaminate water supply and damage sacred tribal lands.

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Traffic delays are expected this morning .. As police anticipate a protest In downtown Montpelier .. Police say numerous sources show protestors plan to hit the streets .. in opposition of the North Dakota pipeline ... Police are not sure what time this is expected ... But commuters should anticipate delays this morning and possibly in to the afternoon.

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Firefighters continue to search for more bodies this morning after a deadly warehouse fire last week. 33 people are now confirmed dead... A criminal investigation in to the cause of the fire is now underway ... City officials say the building was already under investigation for safety violations prior to the Friday night dance party there. Firefighters found no sprinklers in the building and very few paths to escape.

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President-elect Trump is gathering many of the country's top CEOs to advise him on the economy. JP Morgan Chase's Jamie Dimon and Disney's Bob Iger will be joined by the CEOs of IBM, Wal-Mart, GM and others. They'll start meeting with Trump in early-February. Meanwhile -- President-elect Donald Trump is expanding his pool of candidates for Secretary of State... But Mister Trump's decision to speak with the president of Taiwan last week has complicated matters. Despite complaints from China...Trump aides maintain the conversation was merely just a phone call ...Not new U-S China policy.

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The Vermont Health Department is praising the federal government for banning smoking in federal housing. . The smoke free policy will be implemented over the next 18 months. Vermont Health Commissioner Dr. Harry Chen says this is a "tremendous step forward" to protect children and people with illnesses from second hand smoke.

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South Burlington Police say, this man, 31-year-old Richard Rayta of Alburg, is facing charges for stealing from parked cars at the Edge Fitness center. Police say they were tipped off when they spotted one of the stolen items --- a lap top --- for sale online.

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Hikers speak out about plans to build a hotel near the summit of Mount Washington. An online petition was started by a New Hampshire resident -- and now has more than 27-hundred signatures. People are sharing concerns with the Coos County Planning Board ... Owners of the Cog Railway that runs up the mountain want to build the hotel. The board is meeting with the railway owners for a preliminary consultation Thursday.

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U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is taking aim at United Airlines for a new ticket option that bans the use of overhead bins for luggage. Basic economy fliers would only be allowed to store bags under their seats. Schumer says the fare is too restrictive, and that it doesn't allow fliers to choose their seats. United says travelers who want to store their carry-on bags overhead can do so if they pay a higher ticket price. Or they can pay to check their luggage.

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Turkey, stuffing, and a bit of community support were on the menu for a holiday meal held in honor of the Burlington refugee community. Eliza Larson has the story.

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The menu is traditional... ((TC 48:55:13 Title 5126 Sally Rice/Host: "we are turkey and we have ham and we have all kinds of pies and sides." 49:00;13)) and for these guests it's a feast they are thankful for. ((TC 55:09:03 Title 5129 Kamal Upreti/Bhutanese: "this is a great festival." 55:10:11)) That's Kamal Upreti -- one of the guests of honor. 8 years ago -- he moved to Vermont as a refugee from Bhutan. He and his family are among the 15-hundred Bhutanese refugees who live in Burlington -- and he says they are happy here. ((TC 55:27:19 Title 5129 Kamal Upreti/Bhutanese: We have a great opportunity here. And we are being helped by the people in Vermont." 55:34:21)) ((TC 48:10:12 Title 5126 Sally Rice/Host: "and when we first met them, they needed everything." 48:12:16)) Sally Rice is one of the hosts. She says some of the organizers were active in helping Upreti and other refugees settle in Vermont years ago. That's when they came up with the idea for a holiday meal. ((TC 48:29:18 Title 5126 Sally Rice/Host: "we just decided we wanted to show them what a real thanksgiving was like. Because the first time one of the families got a turkey they cut it up in little pieces and fried it in a pan." 48:39:05)) Rice says its become a tradition for the families for the last few years. This year, it comes as city officials dubbed Burlington a sanctuary city -- and agreed to open its doors to more refugees. ((tc 49:47:08 Title 5126 Eliza Larson: "so if Burlington welcomes even more people will you be cooking for them? Sally Rice: "Absolutely." 49:51:20)) Guests and hosts say the dishes at Burlington's St. John's club tasted delicious -- but according to these volunteer servers -- its not just about the food. ((TC 52:11:08 Title 5128 Barni Hassan/Helper: "it makes us feel happy but I think it it makes them feel welcomed." 52:16:03)) Welcoming new friendships -- in a tasty way. Eliza Larson. Channel 3 News. Burlington.

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A Vermont town votes to demolish a historic elementary school .. Built in 1914. The vote comes after officials said it would cost too much to get the building up to code.. The town may build an emergency services or community building on the site.

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((2SHOT)) ((GREEN WALL)) Current: Cloudy & chilly Local temps: 20s and some upper teens in northern areas, mid/upper 20s south. NE radar/temps: Light snow moving in from the SW with a warm front. Temps a bit milder behind the front, 30s and some low 40s. U.S. Rad/sat: Frontal system moving into the northeast. Lots of active weather across the country. Forecast clouds/precip: Light snow moving through today, heaviest during the morning, especially during the AM commute time. Snow will be tapering off late. Quiet day on Tuesday, but still lots of clouds around. Snowfall Potential: 1-3" accumulation expected.

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Today: Light snow tapering off late 1-3" Highs: 30 to 37 Wind: S to NW 5 to 15 mph Tonight: Snow showers ending Mostly cloudy Lows: 23 to 30 Wind: NNW 5 to 10 mph Tuesday: A few sunny breaks Highs: 33 to 40 Wind: Light & variable Extended: Wednesday: Snow/rain showers Lows: 25 to 35 Highs: 35 to 42 Thursday: Snow showers Lows: 20s Highs: 30s Friday: Mostly cloudy Snow showers Colder, blustery Lows: 15 to 25 Highs: 20s Hyper-Extended: Saturday: Mostly cloudy Lows: 10 to 20 Highs: 20s Sunday: Mostly cloudy Chance for snow showers Lows: 10 to 20 Highs: 25 to 35

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The streets of Burlington were filled with Santas Sunday. More than a thousand people dressed up for the annual RiRa's Santa 5k road race. Each year runners from across the region sign up and are given a full santa suit to participate. A portion of the proceeds go to help Camp Ta-Kum-Ta, a camp for children who have or have had cancer.

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A criminal investigation is now underway after a massive warehouse fire in Oakland California killed more than 30 people Friday night. Officials are still searching missing people. Edward Lawrence brings us this update.

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(Lawrence ON CAM: RIGHT NOW THERE ARE FIRE CREWS INSIDE THE WAREHOUSE.. THEY HOPE TO BE FINISHED GOING THROUGH IT TODAY. AT THE MOMENT THE DEATH TOLL STANDS AT 33. VERY FEW PEOPLE WENT TO THE HOSPITAL.. LIKE AN ALAMEDA COUNTY SHERIFF'S SERGEANT SAID.. YOU EITHER MADE IT OUT OR YOU DIDN'T. ) -nats- As recovery teams continue to search the now-charred site of Oakland's 'Ghost Ship' warehouse...the only think friends and family of the missing can do is wait. Dan Vega's younger brother was there with his girlfriend...when a fire tore through the two-story building Friday night: (SOT Dan Vega) If my brother's in there I want to find him. Karen West believes her friend was also inside: (SOT Karen West SUN0046) I believe he was performing last evening, and he was there with his girlfriend. Most of those confirmed dead so far range in age from teens to 35 years old. Authorities say at least one of the victims was a 17-year-old minor... another - a deputy's son: (SOT Ray Kelly/ Alameda County Sheriff's Office SUN0165) One of the deputies that we work with lost his son in this fire. (STANDUP: Edward Lawrence/ CBS News/ Oakland, California) The building wasn't permitted for events like the electronic dance party held here that night...attended by 50 to 100 people. It also wasn't permitted for living ...but many artists called the warehouse home, including Carmen Britto: (SOT Carmen Britto) Seeing this orange wall of fire, I don't know, it was like seeing a monster. As authorities continue to investigate what sparked the flames... questions are now mounting over whether the fire was preventable. Firefighters say the building had no sprinklers and that there were very few paths for escape. The fire also knocked out the lights and caused so much black smoke... It's possible many of those inside could not find the only way out --- a makeshift stairway made of wooden pallets. Edward Lawrence CBS News Oakland, California. (EDWARD LIVE: THE VICTIM'S HERE ARE ALSO FROM EUROPE AND ASIA.. FIRE CREWS ARE ABOUT 50% OF THE WAY THROUGH THE BUILDING. THEY HAVE NOT YET DETERMINED A CAUSE FOR THE FIRE. EDWARD LAWRENCE CBS NEWS.. OAKLAND.)

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Victim's relatives are being ask to preserve sources of DNA like hairbrushes combs and toothbrushes. the oakland planning and building department says it opened an investigation into the conditions inside the ghost ship last month.

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Deliberations are back on in court today for the murder trial of former officer Michael Slager. He's on trial for shooting unarmed black man, Walter Scott, in South Carolina last year. Jurors told a judge last week they could not reach a decision. Cell phone video shows Slager shooting Scott in the back while running away. Slager faces murder and manslaughter charges.

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Firefighters continue searching for at least one person unaccounted for after a sinkhole opened up in San Antonio Texas. This happened last night -- one man who entered the sinkhole was retrieved and sent to the hospital. It's unclear if the second man missing was in the sinkhole or went to get help.

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A North Carolina man is behind bars after firing a shot from an assault rifle inside a pizzeria. This happened yesterday in Washington D.C. Police say 28-year old Edgar Welsh walked into the restaurant and pointed a gun at an employee. No one was hurt. Police say Welsh admitted he was there to investigate Pizza-gate... A hashtag used on social media that refers to fake news about Hillary Clinton running a child trafficking ring in that restaurant's back rooms.

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A new study suggests women with dementia may *not* be getting their share of medical attention. Doctors in London found female patients had fewer visits to the doctor, received less health monitoring, and were kept *longer* on sedatives and antipsychotics.

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And doctors in Washington State estimate the number of global cancer cases climbed to more than 17-million in 2015.. resulting in almost 9-million deaths. Cancer is the second leading cause of death worldwide, after heart disease.

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He's designed sports statues and sculptures... and now you can see his fine work on display in the Upper Valley. Scott Fleishman reports.

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(((At the AVA Gallery and Art Center an inner soul is on display.))) ((("When I see the work I see his life, I see his energy, I see his spirit."))) (((You also see Sculptor Larry Nolan's love of sports.))) ((("It was really the thing that he was drawn to the most."))) (((Before settling down in the Upper Valley, Nolan grew up in Philadelphia. As a kid, he went to sleep listening to Harry Callis call Phillies games on the radio. In 2011, Nolan gave back to his hometown team, creating a bronze statue of Callis that sits in Citizens Bank Park.)))) (((Heather Nowlan/"To speak in the stadium and to talk to all those thousands of people about his love for not only the sport of baseball, but for sculpture and to share his gift with them. Time of his life."))) (((Peter Nowlan/"I drive down at times just to go around the stadium to go into the pro shop and I always take that turn and look in and wave to Harry and my brother as well."))) (((Just a couple of years later, Nolan won the bid to make a statue of another famous Philly sports star, Boxer Joe Frazier. Steve Giroux, creative director at Third Generation Media and design, made videos of Nolan working in his Windsor shop. Nolan used one of those videos in his sales pitch.))) (((Steve Giroux/"He knew Frazier. He knew his moves. He knew the guy inside and out. You could tell he studied him, not just anatomically, but he studied him as a person."))) (((Larry Nolan never got to create that bronze statue of Joe Frazier. He passed away unexpectedly of a heart attack on July 30, 2013. He was 48 years old.))) ((("Windsor's lost a great guy. Larry was kind. Merciful... always had time for people."))) ((("Losing his physical body, his transition to this physical world to the spirit world is tragic for me and his friends and his children, but his physical being is not here, his spirit is here and felt and I'm so grateful for that and his love."))) ((("It took about a year to get the exhibit here at AVA and it will be open through Winter."))) (((Henry Duffy/"We want people to remember him, because he was a remarkable guy. He's a guy that not only found his voice through art, he also cared about people and he cared about the subject of his portraits."))) ((("I hope it's a chance for people to get to know his work a bit better, get to spend as much time as they want with it, come back a couple of times. Yeah, that's what I hope."))) (((The inner soul of Larry Nolan. A sports fan and talented artist whose his true masterpieces are the friends and family that are keeping his essence alive.)))

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((ANCHOR REAXX)) ((TOSS TO GARY))

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NE radar/temps: Light snow moving in from the SW with a warm front. Temps a bit milder behind the front, 30s and some low 40s. Snowfall Potential: 1-3" accumulation expected. Today: Cloudy, cold start, but snow moving in quickly from the west. Light snow for rest of day, tapering off late. 1-3" accumulation.

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A victory for Dakota Pipeline protesters could mean a tough commute for Vermonters this morning... Plus, votes are recounted -- why a presidential candidate is escalating efforts post election... And trouble over trees -- the latest on the lawsuit over cutting down trees in the Adriondacks.

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Today: Cloudy, cold start, but snow moving in quickly from the west. Light snow for rest of day, tapering off late. 1-3" accumulation.

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The public will get the chance to voice their opinions on the Vermont State Police -- tonight in Waterbury It's part of an on-site assessment the agency is undergoing this week for the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies. This program requires all agencies to comply with standards on policy and procedures, administration, operations, and support services. The public session is toinght at the Sally Fox Conference room in the Waterbury State Office Complex at 5:30PM.

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This Morning, the U.S. Army says it wants an oil pipeline in North Dakota rerouted -- and now many are celebrating that decision... Roxana Saberi has reaction.

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(NATS SINGING CHEERING #SUN0169 :50) SINGING... CHANTING... AND CHEERS OF JOY... AFTER THE U-S ARMY CORP OF ENGINEERS ANNOUNCEMENT THAT IT WON'T ALLOW THE DAKOTA ACCESS PIPELINE TO CROSS JUST NORTH OF THE STANDING ROCK SIOUX RESERVATION. (MON0028 / girl cheers with hands up in the air) THIS GIRL RAISED A FIST IN VICTORY... NATS Girl: our water is sacred. (MON0028 :50 SOT Adan Bearcub/Native American and U.S. Veteran) "this is the best news that I've heard forever - best news for Native people, native country, the whole United States - all the people. Water is so precious." (VO PROTESTERS) THOUSANDS OF PROTESTORS HAVE CAMPED OUT ON THE FEDERAL LAND FOR MONTHS... THEY SAY THE PIPELINE COULD CONTAMINATE THE RESERVATION'S WATER SUPPLY. (GFX) IN A STATEMENT LAST NIGHT, THE COMPANY BEHIND THE 3-POINT-8 BILLION DOLLAR PROJECT --- ENERGY TRANSFER PARTNERS --- CALLED THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION MOVE A "PURELY POLITICAL ACTION…. BY AN ADMINISTRATION WHICH HAS ABANDONED THE RULE OF LAW…" (MAP) THE COMPANY SAYS IT WON'T REROUTE THE FOUR-STATE PIPELINE … WHICH WAS ALMOST COMPLETE… EXCEPT FOR A SEGMENT THAT WOULD RUN UNDER A MISSOURI RIVER RESERVOIR IN NORTH DAKOTA. (VO CAMPS) SOME DEMONSTRATORS ARE WORRIED THE DECISION COULD BE REVERSED BY THE NEXT PRESIDENT … DONALD TRUMP HAS SAID HE SUPPORTS THE PIPELINE. (SOT CANNUPA HANSKA LUGER, PROTESTER #MON0028) "… we'll remain here, we'll stay vigilant until everything is guaranteed …" THE ARMY CORP OF ENGINEERS IS CALLING FOR AN ENVIRONMENTAL STUDY TO EXPLORE OTHER ROUTES. ROXANA SABERI, FOR CBS NEWS.

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The Government had given today as the final deadline for demonstrators to leave the federal land where they've set up camp. Local authorities have said they will not forcibly remove protesters.

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Traffic delays are expected this morning .. As police anticipate a protest In downtown Montpelier .. Police say numerous sources show protestors plan to hit the streets .. in opposition of the North Dakota pipeline ... Police are not sure what time this is expected ... But commuters should anticipate delays this morning and possibly in to the afternoon.

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The lawyer of Pittsfield woman-- awarded three quarters of a million dollars-- in a civil suit against Killington Mountain is speaking out. Taylor Young reports.

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Nadine Price was an avid skier, instructor, and pass holder at Killington Mountain for almost three decades. ((Nats mountain)) But on October 1st -- over five years ago-- her relationship with the mountain and the people around her drastically changed. ((Chris Larson/Attorney: "for her... Her life is completely different.")) After hiking Killington on a cold rainy day -- Price got in a gondola heading down the mountain. She was about half way when it came to a halt-- because bad weather. She was left dangling about the tree tops for nearly six hours. ((Chris Larson/Attorney: she expected to die and probably would have died.")) Price suffered mild hypothermia -- but it was the mental impact of the incident -- her attorney Chris Larson says is the reason 12 out of 12 jury members granted her more money than they asked for. ((Chris Larson/Attorney: 12 people people from out community here in Rutland county listened to the evidence about PTSD understood it and understood how serious it is.")) When the trials outcome was posted on WCAX's Facebook page -- comments poured in ... many questioned the seriousness of the situation Price was in. One commenter stated: "Pstd? What an insult to our troops coming home with actual ptsd" Another posted, "I would have enjoyed an overnight in there. FOR FREE!" ((Chris Larson/Attorney: It's hard to understand and it's hard to know why some people see some terrible dramatic thing or experience some traumatic event and get over it and some people don't. But it doesn't mean it's not real.")) ((Taylor Young/Stand up: "We reached out to Killington and they declined to comment. At this time we do not know if the mountain plans to appeal the ruling. Taylor Young - Channel 3 News - Killington."))

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A dangerous find in multiple landfills here in Vermont... Rose, you have the latest. Melissa...Vermont officials found chemical contamination at 3 landfills. The chemicals PFOA and PFOS have been found in groundwater near landfills in Bennington, Shaftsbury and Halifax. These hazardous chemicals are linked to cancer and other illnesses. PFOA has been previously found in private wells in Bennington... Environmental officials have not yet discovered residential well contamination linked to the landfills.

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A Vermont non-profit wants to make it easier for people with Hepatitis C to get the treatment they need under Vermont's Medicaid System. Vermont Legal Aid has taken up a case with a Vermont woman who was denied treatment under the program... They are working to appeal her coverage denial. Right now the program requires people to be in late stages of liver damage to qualify. State officials argue treatment for more patients could cost taxpayers millions.

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The New York State Supreme Court will be hearing arguments this afternoon after environmentalists sued the state for cutting down trees in the Adirondacks. A group called Protect the Adirondacks filed the lawsuit in 20-13 after the Department of Environmental Conservation began building snowmobile trails. Environmentalists say the trails are larger than necessary and will destroy more than 31-thousand trees. The DEC argues the number is much lower.

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An annual holiday meal served up turkey, stuffing, and community support to refugees in Burlington. Several years, group of friends who helped Bhutanese and Nepalese refugees settle in Burlington decided to host a holiday meal for them. Sunday afternoon, they gathered once again at the St. John's Club in Burlington to break bread and reflect on what they are thankful for.

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((TC 55:27:19 Title 5129 Kamal Upreti/Bhutanese: We have a great opportunity here. And we are being helped by the people in Vermont." 55:34:21)) ((TC 48:29:18 Title 5126 Sally Rice/Host: "we just decided we wanted to show them what a real thanksgiving was like. Because the first time one of the families got a turkey they cut it up in little pieces and fried it in a pan." 48:39:05)) Families got a mix of traditional holiday food like turkey, ham and mashed potatoes -- as well as some food from their home countries.

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The recount of Michigan's presidential results begin at noon today. This comes after Green Party presidential candidate, Jill Stein, requested the recount. State officials have a December 13th deadline to recount votes. Green Party officials initially requested recounts in Pennsylvania and Wisonsin.

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Stein is expected to make a major announcement outside Trump Tower in New York today... President-Elect Donald Trump sued elections officials to stop the recounts... Over the weekend, Stein announced she was giving up her bid for a recount in Pennsylvania -- and then decided the efforts were back on. So far, there has been no credible evidence of election tampering.

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Meanwhile -- the President-elect expands his pool of candidates for Secretary of State... But Donald Trump's decision to speak with the president of Taiwan last week has complicated matters. Despite complaints from China ...Trump aides maintain the conversation was merely just a phone call ...Not new U-S China policy.

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The U.S. Forest Service is offering a unique deal for people still looking for a Christmas tree. The public is now allowed to pick and cut Christmas trees from the Green Mountain National Forest. Anyone interested just has to pay five dollars for a Christmas tree removal permit at one of the Forest Service offices. Trees no taller than 20 feet can be cut, and they must have a permit attached before removing them from the site.

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((2SHOT)) ((GREEN WALL)) Current: Cloudy & chilly Local temps: 20s and some upper teens in northern areas, mid/upper 20s south. NE radar/temps: Light snow moving in from the SW with a warm front. Temps a bit milder behind the front, 30s and some low 40s. U.S. Rad/sat: Frontal system moving into the northeast. Lots of active weather across the country. Forecast clouds/precip: Light snow moving through today, heaviest during the morning, especially during the AM commute time. Snow will be tapering off late. Quiet day on Tuesday, but still lots of clouds around. Snowfall Potential: 1-3" accumulation expected.

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Sheldon Museum in Middlebury held its annual holiday open house this weekend. And hundreds came out to see one main attraction.

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Larry Maier is a retired aerospace engineer. He says his successful career is all thanks to the time he spent working on model trains as a child. ((Larry Maier/Engineer 7520 00:00:34 "I learned about mechanics, electronics, went on from there. I had a career in aerospace. I worked on the space shuttle, and now I'm back doing model trains, because it's kind of a full circle." 00:00:47)) Once a year he works with a group of volunteers putting together an electrical train set at the Sheldon Musuem in Middlebury. This weekend was the 25th anniversary of the train display at the museum's holiday open house. ((Hazel Stoddard/9 Years Old 7574 00:16:51 "Yea I liked the helicopter that was going around and around, and I also liked this big giant train. It probably was the biggest that would go in the tunnel, and then you would have to wait for a while, but then it would come out again, and it was cool." 00:17:08)) The entire museum comes alive for the event. One volunteer played classical tunes on an 1830s piano, while upstairs kids learned to play with old wooden toys, but for many, the train was the highlight. ((Milo Stoddard/6 years Old 7575 00:18:33 "There were these one red buttons that switch the sign. Another red button made this guy climb and made the lights turn on." 00:18:42)) Maier says for kids who play with model trains, it's not only a fun hobby, but it can help them hone in on a number of skills. For him, the best part about building the display is bringing joy to every visitor. ((Larry Maier/Engineer 7520 00:03:33 "Everybody that walks through the door gets a big smile on their face. From the littlest kids to the oldest adults. It's really nice, because when you're running them, you stand behind so you can see everybody come in." 00:03:46))

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The trains will be rolling down the tracks through January 14th. ((ANCHORS CHAT))

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((Good morning, the UVM Women's hockey team was looking for a weekend sweep of tenth ranked Northeastern on Sunday afternoon in Boston. --- the Cats jumped in front early in this one, but Northeastern quickly responded --- in the first period, Ainsley McMillan with the blast from long range, that's stopped, but Matti Hartman is there on the rebound, and we're tied at one after one --- but in the second, UVM responds. Bella Webster on the shapr angle skates in and beats the keeper to put her team back in front --- but like UVM did yesterday, Northeastern evens it in the third. McKenna Brand gets loose on the break and she beats Melissa Black. For the second straight game we head to overtime --- and just like yesterday, Vermont seizes its opportunity in the extra frame. Eve Audrey Picard on the rebound --- Vermont wins it 3-2 in overtime, the Cats back to .500 and 4-2-3 in the Hockey east --- Tom Brady going for career win number 201 today against the Rams --- Pats going for it on fourth down, Lagarrette Blount sidesteps the defense and rumbles 43 yards to the house as New England jumps out in front 7-0, and they'd add to it in the second --- Brady drops back and heaves to Chris Hogan who makes the catch in the front corner of the endzone to double the advantage, and the Rams just weren't going to come back from that. --- Patriots take it 26-10, and Tom Brady is now first on the all-time quarterback wins list, breaking a tie with Peyton Manning. --- The Pats now 10-2, their 14th straight season with double digit victories. The Giants on the other hand fell at Pittsburgh, so they're 8-4. With your sportswrap, I'm Jack Fitzsimmons.

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Temps across the U.S. & Canada: Colder in northern Rockies, but bitter cold in Alaska. Temp forecast: That bitter cold air in Alaska will break free and dive towards the northern Rockies and northern plains by mid-week. And we will get a bit of that chilly air by the end of the week.

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Next time someone says accessories don't matter... Tell them this story. A deer in Wisconsin dodges a bullet because of what its wearing... A hunter named Brian Powers snapped this video of a deer he found out in the woods...wearing an orange scarf! Powers says the deer walked up to him when he called -- and he was able to pet him for ten minutes... Then he gave the deer some advice to stay safe during hunting season. The video has since gone viral.

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still ahead ... Donald Trump narrows the field of candidates for secretary of state... And police continue to search for bodies in the devastating warehouse fire in california... and trouble over trees... How the empire state is fighting to keeps trees in the adirondacks...

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Before you hit the road this morning, expect some delays in the Montpelier area... Police say protestors plan to hit the streets .. in opposition of the North Dakota pipeline ... Police are not sure what time this will happen.. But commuters should anticipate delays this morning and possibly in to the afternoon.

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The public will get the chance to weigh in today ... on the Vermont State Police. It's part of an on-site assessment the agency is undergoing this week for the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies. The public session is tonight .. At 530 ... at the Waterbury State Office Complex.

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Officials found chemical contamination in at least 3 Vermont landfills... The chemicals PFOA and PFOS was found in groundwater near landfills in Bennington, Shaftsbury and Halifax. These hazardous chemicals are linked to cancer and other illnesses. PFOA was previously found in private wells in Bennington... Environmental officials have not yet discovered residential well contamination linked to the landfills.

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The New York State Supreme Court will hear arguments today after environmentalists sued the state for cutting down trees in the Adirondacks. A group called Protect the Adirondacks filed the lawsuit in 20-13 after the Department of Environmental Conservation began building snowmobile trails. Environmentalists say the trails are larger than necessary and will destroy more than 31-thousand trees. The DEC argues the number is much lower.

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south burlington police want to warn drivers this morning .. That the roads are slick and slippery... Police say to leave extra time this morning for travel ... As the snow continues to fall ... We have similar reports from Winooski .. And Burlington ... So really just take your time out there.. Right gary?

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Light snow moving through today, heaviest during the morning, especially during the AM commute time. Snow will be tapering off late. Quiet day on Tuesday, but still lots of clouds around. Another disturbance will spread a few snow & rain showers on Wednesday. More snow showers on Thursday, and also starting to turn colder. Friday will be cold & blustery with snow showers, especially in the higher elevations. Lots of clouds on Saturday, then another disturbance with snow showers on Sunday.

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We have been getting some amazing donations for our annual Mitten Tree... Tomorrow morning, meet one woman who knitted dozens of hats and scarves JUST for this holiday tradition. See you at 5AM!

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Today: Cloudy, cold start, but snow moving in quickly from the west. Light snow for rest of day, tapering off late. 1-3" accumulation.

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((THANK GARY))

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North Dakota protestors celebrate a victory this morning ... As the U-S Army corps of engineers deny a permit ... Stopping the Dakota Access pipeline from running under a section of the Missouri River. .. It's a move protestors have been waiting for ... As they've been fighting the 3-point-8 billion dollar project for months... Saying it could contaminate water supply and damage sacred tribal lands.

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Traffic delays are expected this morning .. As police anticipate a protest In downtown Montpelier .. Police say numerous sources show protestors plan to hit the streets .. in opposition of the North Dakota pipeline ... Police are not sure what time this is expected ... But commuters should anticipate delays this morning and possibly in to the afternoon.

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Firefighters continue to search for more bodies this morning after a deadly warehouse fire last week. 33 people are now confirmed dead... A criminal investigation in to the cause of the fire is now underway ... City officials say the building was already under investigation for safety violations prior to the Friday night dance party there. Firefighters found no sprinklers in the building and very few paths to escape.

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President-elect Trump is gathering many of the country's top CEOs to advise him on the economy. JP Morgan Chase's Jamie Dimon and Disney's Bob Iger will be joined by the CEOs of IBM, Wal-Mart, GM and others. They'll start meeting with Trump in early-February. Meanwhile -- President-elect Donald Trump is expanding his pool of candidates for Secretary of State... But Mister Trump's decision to speak with the president of Taiwan last week has complicated matters. Despite complaints from China...Trump aides maintain the conversation was merely just a phone call ...Not new U-S China policy.

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The Vermont Health Department is praising the federal government for banning smoking in federal housing. . The smoke free policy will be implemented over the next 18 months. Vermont Health Commissioner Dr. Harry Chen says this is a "tremendous step forward" to protect children and people with illnesses from second hand smoke.

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South Burlington Police say, this man, 31-year-old Richard Rayta of Alburg, is facing charges for stealing from parked cars at the Edge Fitness center. Police say they were tipped off when they spotted one of the stolen items --- a lap top --- for sale online.

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Hikers speak out about plans to build a hotel near the summit of Mount Washington. An online petition was started by a New Hampshire resident -- and now has more than 27-hundred signatures. People are sharing concerns with the Coos County Planning Board ... Owners of the Cog Railway that runs up the mountain want to build the hotel. The board is meeting with the railway owners for a preliminary consultation Thursday.

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U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is taking aim at United Airlines for a new ticket option that bans the use of overhead bins for luggage. Basic economy fliers would only be allowed to store bags under their seats. Schumer says the fare is too restrictive, and that it doesn't allow fliers to choose their seats. United says travelers who want to store their carry-on bags overhead can do so if they pay a higher ticket price. Or they can pay to check their luggage.

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Turkey, stuffing, and a bit of community support were on the menu for a holiday meal held in honor of the Burlington refugee community. Eliza Larson has the story.

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The menu is traditional... ((TC 48:55:13 Title 5126 Sally Rice/Host: "we are turkey and we have ham and we have all kinds of pies and sides." 49:00;13)) and for these guests it's a feast they are thankful for. ((TC 55:09:03 Title 5129 Kamal Upreti/Bhutanese: "this is a great festival." 55:10:11)) That's Kamal Upreti -- one of the guests of honor. 8 years ago -- he moved to Vermont as a refugee from Bhutan. He and his family are among the 15-hundred Bhutanese refugees who live in Burlington -- and he says they are happy here. ((TC 55:27:19 Title 5129 Kamal Upreti/Bhutanese: We have a great opportunity here. And we are being helped by the people in Vermont." 55:34:21)) ((TC 48:10:12 Title 5126 Sally Rice/Host: "and when we first met them, they needed everything." 48:12:16)) Sally Rice is one of the hosts. She says some of the organizers were active in helping Upreti and other refugees settle in Vermont years ago. That's when they came up with the idea for a holiday meal. ((TC 48:29:18 Title 5126 Sally Rice/Host: "we just decided we wanted to show them what a real thanksgiving was like. Because the first time one of the families got a turkey they cut it up in little pieces and fried it in a pan." 48:39:05)) Rice says its become a tradition for the families for the last few years. This year, it comes as city officials dubbed Burlington a sanctuary city -- and agreed to open its doors to more refugees. ((tc 49:47:08 Title 5126 Eliza Larson: "so if Burlington welcomes even more people will you be cooking for them? Sally Rice: "Absolutely." 49:51:20)) Guests and hosts say the dishes at Burlington's St. John's club tasted delicious -- but according to these volunteer servers -- its not just about the food. ((TC 52:11:08 Title 5128 Barni Hassan/Helper: "it makes us feel happy but I think it it makes them feel welcomed." 52:16:03)) Welcoming new friendships -- in a tasty way. Eliza Larson. Channel 3 News. Burlington.

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A Vermont town votes to demolish a historic elementary school .. Built in 1914. The vote comes after officials said it would cost too much to get the building up to code.. The town may build an emergency services or community building on the site.

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((2SHOT)) ((GREEN WALL)) Current: Cloudy & chilly Local temps: 20s and some upper teens in northern areas, mid/upper 20s south. NE radar/temps: Light snow moving in from the SW with a warm front. Temps a bit milder behind the front, 30s and some low 40s. U.S. Rad/sat: Frontal system moving into the northeast. Lots of active weather across the country. Forecast clouds/precip: Light snow moving through today, heaviest during the morning, especially during the AM commute time. Snow will be tapering off late. Quiet day on Tuesday, but still lots of clouds around. Snowfall Potential: 1-3" accumulation expected.

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You talk about cold, winter weather ... That means you might want some feel-good tasty food during your day. How about homemade boneless curry chicken? Jamaican Jewelz shows us how...

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A criminal investigation is now underway after a massive warehouse fire in Oakland California killed more than 30 people Friday night. Officials are still searching missing people. Edward Lawrence brings us this update.

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(Lawrence ON CAM: RIGHT NOW THERE ARE FIRE CREWS INSIDE THE WAREHOUSE.. THEY HOPE TO BE FINISHED GOING THROUGH IT TODAY. AT THE MOMENT THE DEATH TOLL STANDS AT 33. VERY FEW PEOPLE WENT TO THE HOSPITAL.. LIKE AN ALAMEDA COUNTY SHERIFF'S SERGEANT SAID.. YOU EITHER MADE IT OUT OR YOU DIDN'T. ) -nats- As recovery teams continue to search the now-charred site of Oakland's 'Ghost Ship' warehouse...the only think friends and family of the missing can do is wait. Dan Vega's younger brother was there with his girlfriend...when a fire tore through the two-story building Friday night: (SOT Dan Vega) If my brother's in there I want to find him. Karen West believes her friend was also inside: (SOT Karen West SUN0046) I believe he was performing last evening, and he was there with his girlfriend. Most of those confirmed dead so far range in age from teens to 35 years old. Authorities say at least one of the victims was a 17-year-old minor... another - a deputy's son: (SOT Ray Kelly/ Alameda County Sheriff's Office SUN0165) One of the deputies that we work with lost his son in this fire. (STANDUP: Edward Lawrence/ CBS News/ Oakland, California) The building wasn't permitted for events like the electronic dance party held here that night...attended by 50 to 100 people. It also wasn't permitted for living ...but many artists called the warehouse home, including Carmen Britto: (SOT Carmen Britto) Seeing this orange wall of fire, I don't know, it was like seeing a monster. As authorities continue to investigate what sparked the flames... questions are now mounting over whether the fire was preventable. Firefighters say the building had no sprinklers and that there were very few paths for escape. The fire also knocked out the lights and caused so much black smoke... It's possible many of those inside could not find the only way out --- a makeshift stairway made of wooden pallets. Edward Lawrence CBS News Oakland, California. (EDWARD LIVE: THE VICTIM'S HERE ARE ALSO FROM EUROPE AND ASIA.. FIRE CREWS ARE ABOUT 50% OF THE WAY THROUGH THE BUILDING. THEY HAVE NOT YET DETERMINED A CAUSE FOR THE FIRE. EDWARD LAWRENCE CBS NEWS.. OAKLAND.)

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Victim's relatives are being ask to preserve sources of DNA like hairbrushes combs and toothbrushes. the oakland planning and building department says it opened an investigation into the conditions inside the ghost ship last month.

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Deliberations are back on in court today for the murder trial of former officer Michael Slager. He's on trial for shooting unarmed black man, Walter Scott, in South Carolina last year. Jurors told a judge last week they could not reach a decision. Cell phone video shows Slager shooting Scott in the back while running away. Slager faces murder and manslaughter charges.

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Firefighters continue searching for at least one person unaccounted for after a sinkhole opened up in San Antonio Texas. This happened last night -- one man who entered the sinkhole was retrieved and sent to the hospital. It's unclear if the second man missing was in the sinkhole or went to get help.

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A North Carolina man is behind bars after firing a shot from an assault rifle inside a pizzeria. This happened yesterday in Washington D.C. Police say 28-year old Edgar Welsh walked into the restaurant and pointed a gun at an employee. No one was hurt. Police say Welsh admitted he was there to investigate Pizza-gate... A hashtag used on social media that refers to fake news about Hillary Clinton running a child trafficking ring in that restaurant's back rooms.

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A new study suggests women with dementia may *not* be getting their share of medical attention. Doctors in London found female patients had fewer visits to the doctor, received less health monitoring, and were kept *longer* on sedatives and antipsychotics.

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And doctors in Washington State estimate the number of global cancer cases climbed to more than 17-million in 2015.. resulting in almost 9-million deaths. Cancer is the second leading cause of death worldwide, after heart disease.

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Next time someone says accessories don't matter... Tell them this story. A deer in Wisconsin dodges a bullet because of what its wearing... A hunter named Brian Powers snapped this video of a deer he found out in the woods...wearing an orange scarf! Powers says the deer walked up to him when he called -- and he was able to pet him for ten minutes... Then he gave the deer some advice to stay safe during hunting season. The video has since gone viral.

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NE radar/temps: Light snow moving in from the SW with a warm front. Temps a bit milder behind the front, 30s and some low 40s. Snowfall Potential: 1-3" accumulation expected. Today: Cloudy, cold start, but snow moving in quickly from the west. Light snow for rest of day, tapering off late. 1-3" accumulation.

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A victory for Dakota Pipeline protesters could mean a tough commute for Vermonters this morning... Plus, votes are recounted -- why a presidential candidate is escalating efforts post election... And trouble over trees -- the latest on the lawsuit over cutting down trees in the Adriondacks.

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Today: Cloudy, cold start, but snow moving in quickly from the west. Light snow for rest of day, tapering off late. 1-3" accumulation.

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The public will get the chance to voice their opinions on the Vermont State Police -- tonight in Waterbury It's part of an on-site assessment the agency is undergoing this week for the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies. This program requires all agencies to comply with standards on policy and procedures, administration, operations, and support services. The public session is toinght at the Sally Fox Conference room in the Waterbury State Office Complex at 5:30PM.

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THIis Morning, the U.S. Army says it wants an oil pipeline in North Dakota rerouted. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and their supporters are celebrating the decision that denies a permit for the final segment of the pipeline that would have passed under a lake near the reservation. Roxana Saberi has the latest

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(NATS SINGING CHEERING #SUN0169 :50) SINGING... CHANTING... AND CHEERS OF JOY... AFTER THE U-S ARMY CORP OF ENGINEERS ANNOUNCEMENT THAT IT WON'T ALLOW THE DAKOTA ACCESS PIPELINE TO CROSS JUST NORTH OF THE STANDING ROCK SIOUX RESERVATION. (MON0028 / girl cheers with hands up in the air) THIS GIRL RAISED A FIST IN VICTORY... NATS Girl: our water is sacred. (MON0028 :50 SOT Adan Bearcub/Native American and U.S. Veteran) "this is the best news that I've heard forever - best news for Native people, native country, the whole United States - all the people. Water is so precious." (VO PROTESTERS) THOUSANDS OF PROTESTORS HAVE CAMPED OUT ON THE FEDERAL LAND FOR MONTHS... THEY SAY THE PIPELINE COULD CONTAMINATE THE RESERVATION'S WATER SUPPLY. (GFX) IN A STATEMENT LAST NIGHT, THE COMPANY BEHIND THE 3-POINT-8 BILLION DOLLAR PROJECT --- ENERGY TRANSFER PARTNERS --- CALLED THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION MOVE A "PURELY POLITICAL ACTION…. BY AN ADMINISTRATION WHICH HAS ABANDONED THE RULE OF LAW…" (MAP) THE COMPANY SAYS IT WON'T REROUTE THE FOUR-STATE PIPELINE … WHICH WAS ALMOST COMPLETE… EXCEPT FOR A SEGMENT THAT WOULD RUN UNDER A MISSOURI RIVER RESERVOIR IN NORTH DAKOTA. (VO CAMPS) SOME DEMONSTRATORS ARE WORRIED THE DECISION COULD BE REVERSED BY THE NEXT PRESIDENT … DONALD TRUMP HAS SAID HE SUPPORTS THE PIPELINE. (SOT CANNUPA HANSKA LUGER, PROTESTER #MON0028) "… we'll remain here, we'll stay vigilant until everything is guaranteed …" THE ARMY CORP OF ENGINEERS IS CALLING FOR AN ENVIRONMENTAL STUDY TO EXPLORE OTHER ROUTES. ROXANA SABERI, FOR CBS NEWS.

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The Government had given today (Monday, Dec. 5) as the final deadline for demonstrators leave the federal land where they've set up camp. Local authorities have said they will not forcibly remove protesters

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Traffic delays are expected this morning .. As police anticipate a protest In downtown Montpelier .. Police say numerous sources show protestors plan to hit the streets .. in opposition of the North Dakota pipeline ... Police are not sure what time this is expected ... But commuters should anticipate delays this morning and possibly in to the afternoon.

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A dangerous find in multiple landfills here in Vermont... Rose, you have the latest. Melissa...Vermont officials found chemical contamination at 3 landfills. The chemicals PFOA and PFOS have been found in groundwater near landfills in Bennington, Shaftsbury and Halifax. These hazardous chemicals are linked to cancer and other illnesses. PFOA has been previously found in private wells in Bennington... Environmental officials have not yet discovered residential well contamination linked to the landfills.

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A Vermont non-profit wants to make it easier for people with Hepatitis C to get the treatment they need under Vermont's Medicaid System. Vermont Legal Aid has taken up a case with a Vermont woman who was denied treatment under the program... They are working to appeal her coverage denial. Right now the program requires people to be in late stages of liver damage to qualify. State officials argue treatment for more patients could cost taxpayers millions.

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The New York State Supreme Court will be hearing arguments this afternoon after environmentalists sued the state for cutting down trees in the Adirondacks. A group called Protect the Adirondacks filed the lawsuit in 20-13 after the Department of Environmental Conservation began building snowmobile trails. Environmentalists say the trails are larger than necessary and will destroy more than 31-thousand trees. The DEC argues the number is much lower.

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An annual holiday meal served up turkey, stuffing, and community support to refugees in Burlington. Several years, group of friends who helped Bhutanese and Nepalese refugees settle in Burlington decided to host a holiday meal for them. Sunday afternoon, they gathered once again at the St. John's Club in Burlington to break bread and reflect on what they are thankful for.

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((TC 55:27:19 Title 5129 Kamal Upreti/Bhutanese: We have a great opportunity here. And we are being helped by the people in Vermont." 55:34:21)) ((TC 48:29:18 Title 5126 Sally Rice/Host: "we just decided we wanted to show them what a real thanksgiving was like. Because the first time one of the families got a turkey they cut it up in little pieces and fried it in a pan." 48:39:05)) Families got a mix of traditional holiday food like turkey, ham and mashed potatoes -- as well as some food from their home countries.

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The recount of Michigan's presidential results begin at noon today. This comes after Green Party presidential candidate, Jill Stein, requested the recount. State officials have a December 13th deadline to recount votes. Green Party officials initially requested recounts in Pennsylvania and Wisonsin.

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Stein is expected to make a major announcement outside Trump Tower in New York today... President-Elect Donald Trump sued elections officials to stop the recounts... Over the weekend, Stein announced she was giving up her bid for a recount in Pennsylvania -- and then decided the efforts were back on. So far, there has been no credible evidence of election tampering.

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Meanwhile -- the President-elect expands his pool of candidates for Secretary of State... But Donald Trump's decision to speak with the president of Taiwan last week has complicated matters. Despite complaints from China ...Trump aides maintain the conversation was merely just a phone call ...Not new U-S China policy.

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The U.S. Forest Service is offering a unique deal for people still looking for a Christmas tree. The public is now allowed to pick and cut Christmas trees from the Green Mountain National Forest. Anyone interested just has to pay five dollars for a Christmas tree removal permit at one of the Forest Service offices. Trees no taller than 20 feet can be cut, and they must have a permit attached before removing them from the site.

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((2SHOT)) ((GREEN WALL)) Current: Cloudy & chilly Local temps: 20s and some upper teens in northern areas, mid/upper 20s south. NE radar/temps: Light snow moving in from the SW with a warm front. Temps a bit milder behind the front, 30s and some low 40s. U.S. Rad/sat: Frontal system moving into the northeast. Lots of active weather across the country. Forecast clouds/precip: Light snow moving through today, heaviest during the morning, especially during the AM commute time. Snow will be tapering off late. Quiet day on Tuesday, but still lots of clouds around. Snowfall Potential: 1-3" accumulation expected.

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We are back in the kitchen for another delicious Carribean dish made by Jamaican Jewelz... This one...fried Johnny cakes... ((what's that?))

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Temps across the U.S. & Canada: Colder in northern Rockies, but bitter cold in Alaska. Temp forecast: That bitter cold air in Alaska will break free and dive towards the northern Rockies and northern plains by mid-week. And we will get a bit of that chilly air by the end of the week.

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North Dakota protestors celebrate a victory this morning ... The U-S Army corps of engineers deny a permit to prevent the Dakota Access pipeline from running under a portion of the Missouri River. .. It's a move protestors have been waiting for ... They've been fighting the 3-point-8 billion dollar project for months... Saying it could contaminate water supply and damage sacred tribal lands.

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Before you hit the road this morning, expect some delays in the Montpelier area... Police say protestors plan to hit the streets .. in opposition of the North Dakota pipeline ... Police are not sure what time this will happen.. But commuters should anticipate delays this morning and possibly in to the afternoon.

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The recount of Michigan's presidential results begin today. This comes after Green Party presidential candidate, Jill Stein, requested it. State officials have a December 13th deadline to recount votes.

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President-elect Donald Trump is meeting with many of the country's top CEOs to advise him on the economy... including JP Morgan Chase's Jamie Dimon and Disney's Bob Iger. The CEOs of IBM, Wal-Mart, GM and others are expected to be there too. They'll start meeting in early-February.

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The public will get the chance to weigh in today ... on the Vermont State Police. It's part of an on-site assessment the agency is undergoing this week for the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies. The public session is tonight .. At 530 ... at the Waterbury State Office Complex.

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Hikers sign a petition to build a hotel near the summit of Mount Washington. Owners of the Cog Railway that runs up the mountain want to build the hotel. The Co-os county board is meeting with the railway owners for a preliminary consultation Thursday.

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Officials found chemical contamination in at least 3 Vermont landfills... The chemicals PFOA and PFOS was found in groundwater near landfills in Bennington, Shaftsbury and Halifax. These hazardous chemicals are linked to cancer and other illnesses. PFOA was previously found in private wells in Bennington... Environmental officials have not yet discovered residential well contamination linked to the landfills.

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The New York State Supreme Court will hear arguments today after environmentalists sued the state for cutting down trees in the Adirondacks. A group called Protect the Adirondacks filed the lawsuit in 20-13 after the Department of Environmental Conservation began building snowmobile trails. Environmentalists say the trails are larger than necessary and will destroy more than 31-thousand trees. The DEC argues the number is much lower.

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Still looking for a Christmas tree? Well the US Forest service has a unique deal for you! You can cut down a tree from the Green Mountain national forrest for just five dollars. That covers a tree removal permit .. But trees no taller than 20 feet can be cut down.

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south burlington police want to warn drivers this morning .. That the roads are slick and slippery... Police say to leave extra time this morning for travel ... As the snow continues to fall ... ((ROSE)) and in burlington .. We have a report of a multi-car pile up on Colchester Ave ... For now it's closed between East Ave and Barrett Street. Stay with us ... And Gary for the latest weather updates...

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Gary? How's the weather?

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Light snow moving through today, heaviest during the morning, especially during the AM commute time. Snow will be tapering off late. Quiet day on Tuesday, but still lots of clouds around. Another disturbance will spread a few snow & rain showers on Wednesday. More snow showers on Thursday, and also starting to turn colder. Friday will be cold & blustery with snow showers, especially in the higher elevations. Lots of clouds on Saturday, then another disturbance with snow showers on Sunday.

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Light snow moving through today, heaviest during the morning, especially during the AM commute time. Snow will be tapering off late. Quiet day on Tuesday, but still lots of clouds around.

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Before you hit the road this morning, expect some delays in the Montpelier area... Police say protestors plan to hit the streets .. in opposition of the North Dakota pipeline ... Police are not sure what time this will happen.. But commuters should anticipate delays this morning and possibly in to the afternoon.

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The public will get the chance to weigh in today ... on the Vermont State Police. It's part of an on-site assessment the agency is undergoing this week for the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies. The public session is tonight .. At 530 ... at the Waterbury State Office Complex.

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Officials found chemical contamination in at least 3 Vermont landfills... The chemicals PFOA and PFOS was found in groundwater near landfills in Bennington, Shaftsbury and Halifax. These hazardous chemicals are linked to cancer and other illnesses. PFOA was previously found in private wells in Bennington... Environmental officials have not yet discovered residential well contamination linked to the landfills.

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The New York State Supreme Court will hear arguments today after environmentalists sued the state for cutting down trees in the Adirondacks. A group called Protect the Adirondacks filed the lawsuit in 20-13 after the Department of Environmental Conservation began building snowmobile trails. Environmentalists say the trails are larger than necessary and will destroy more than 31-thousand trees. The DEC argues the number is much lower.

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south burlington police want to warn drivers this morning .. That the roads are slick and slippery... Police say to leave extra time this morning for travel ... As the snow continues to fall ... ((ROSE)) and in burlington .. We have a report of a multi-car pile up on Colchester Ave ... For now it's closed between East Ave and Barrett Street.

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Light snow moving through today, heaviest during the morning, especially during the AM commute time. Snow will be tapering off late. Quiet day on Tuesday, but still lots of clouds around. Another disturbance will spread a few snow & rain showers on Wednesday. More snow showers on Thursday, and also starting to turn colder. Friday will be cold & blustery with snow showers, especially in the higher elevations. Lots of clouds on Saturday, then another disturbance with snow showers on Sunday.


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