Sun 04-DEC-2016 11 P.M. News Script

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Good evening and Thanks for joining us, I'm Adam Sullivan. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is praising the decision of the Army Corps of Engineers to deny a permit for the Dakota Access oil pipeline. A welcomed decision for thousands who have been protesting the controversial multi-state project. Omar Villafranca reports.

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(nats) HUNDREDS OF PROTESTERS CHEERED UPON HEARING THE ARMY CORP'S OF ENGINEER'S ANNOUNCEMENT THAT IT WILL *NOT* GRANT AN EASEMENT FOR THE DAKOTA ACCESS PIPELINE TO CROSS JUST NORTH OF THE STANDING ROCK SIOUX RESERVATION. (sot mos) Either we make it or break it, and I guess we made it *cheers* THE TRIBE AND ITS SUPPORTERS CLAIM THE PIPELINE WILL THREATEN THE TRIBE'S WATER SOURCE AND CULTURAL SITES. (sot mos) Remember from day one, we said there will be no black snake going through.. *cheers* THE FOUR-STATE, 3-POINT-8 BILLION DOLLAR PROJECT IS ALMOST COMPLETE IN NORTH DAKOTA -- EXCEPT FOR THE SEGMENT THAT WOULD RUN UNDER THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER. THE DALLAS-BASED COMPANY BUILDING IT HAS SAID IT'S UNWILLING TO REROUTE IT... AND INCOMING PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP HAS PLEDGED HIS SUPPORT FOR THE PIPELINE. SEVERAL HUNDRED PROTESTERS ARE CAMPED OUT ON THE FEDERAL LAND, BUT THE COUNTY SHERIFF SAYS HE AND HIS DEPUTIES WON'T MOVE IN TO REMOVE THEM. (sot - Paul D. Laney/Sheriff, Cass County, ND) "The hope is for Federal government to step in and make decision since this is a federal reservation on federal Corps land. HE TOLD HIS DEPUTIES TO DE-ESCALATE WHEN POSSIBLE.. AND ONLY TAKE ACTION IF PROTESTERS MAKE AGGRESSIVE MOVES.. IN ORDER TO KEEP BOTH THE DEMONSTRATORS AND THE COMPANY BUILDING THE PIPELINE SAFE. (sot - Paul D. Laney/Sheriff, Cass County, ND) "We are not for the company and we are not for them (protesters), we are that wall in between to make sure war doesn't happen. " THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE IS ALSO THERE MONITORING THE PROTEST TO HELP ENSURE TENSIONS DON'T BOIL OVER. OMAR VILLAFRANCA, CBS NEWS, LOCATION.

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The death toll from a warehouse fire in Oakland, California has climbed to 33. Video from inside the warehouse dubbed "ghostship" shows the underground dance party, just an hour before flames tore through the building Friday night. The warehouse -- which had been converted to artist studios and other residences -- was reduced to rubble. Former tenants have called the building a death trap. City officials say the building was under investigation for safety violations.

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Turkey and stuffing were the main dishes at an annual holiday meal today -- but organizers were also serving up support for Burlington's refugee communities. Eliza Larson reports.

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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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New developments in a break in investigation. 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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The Vermont Health Department is praising a new federal rule banning smoking in federal housing. . Vermont's Health Commissioner, Dr. Harry Chen says, this is a "tremendous step forward" to protect children and people with illnesses from second-hand smoke. The smoke-free policy will be implemented over the next 18 months.

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U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is taking aim at United Airlines The New York Democrat says United's Basic Economy fare option is too restrictive. It limits passengers' bags and doesn't allow them to choose their seats. Basic Economy fliers can only bring a bag on board that fits under the seat. Schumer says passengers should be able to store bags in overhead bins regardless of the fare they paid. United says travelers who want to bring an overhead carry-on have the option of paying regular economy prices.

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President-elect Donald Trump's team says more announcements will likely be made this week as he continues to staff his administration. The search for one of the most important Cabinet positions- Secretary of State- is widening. Wendy Gillette reports ...

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PKG: President-elect Donald Trump is expanding his search for his Secretary of State nominee. SOT: (Kellyanne Conway/Trumps Former Campaign Manager) There are a number of people that we may not have thought wanted to leave their very lucrative private industry positions to go and serve the government and they are coming forth now and expressing interest. Members of Mr. Trumps team also downplayed his call on Friday with Taiwans President, which drew a diplomatic protest from China. SOT: (Mike Pence/Vice President-Elect) (CG ON SCREEN) I would just say to our counterparts in China that this was, this was a moment of, of courtesy. The President-elect talked to President Xi two weeks ago in the same manner that was not a discussion about policy. Standup: (Wendy Gillette/New York) Mr. Trump has a full slate of meetings Monday here at Trump Tower. There will be one distraction- a rally and press conference right here across the street held by former Green Party Presidential candidate Jill Stein, who initiated a recount effort. The recount is proceeding in Wisconsin and will likely start this week in Michigan. In Pennsylvania, the Green Party dropped its state court case and is instead seeking an emergency federal court order. Stein defended herself against claims that money raised for the recounts will be used for different purposes. SOT: (Jill Stein/Former Green Party Presidential Candidate) (CG ON SCREEN) Let me be very clear, this money is going strictly into a segregated account which can only be spent on the recount. So this -- this money is entirely -- will be completely used, and we'll be lucky if we can cover the cost. Stein says the recount cost has tripled in Wisconsin. Wendy Gillette, for CBS News, New York.

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A few breaks of sunshine Sunday afternoon. RADAR: It's quiet out there now, with some good radiational cooling occurring. Some spots are currently in the teens. Clouds will increase tonight, with light snow arriving late, and continuing on Monday. Accumulation of 1 to 2 inches is expected by Monday evening (perhaps a few spots with 3 inches). WAKEUP WEATHER: Light snow likely. Lows rising into the 20s. Quiet on Tuesday, then more active weather on the way.

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a sea of red... And white.. Running through Burlington.... plus... A popular music spot... Packs it in...

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More than a thousand Santas were dashing through the streets of Burlington today. It was the annual RiRa's Santa 5k road race. Each year all runners are given a full suit with their registration There were Santas from all over the region -- and even Canada. A portion of the proceeds go to help programs at Camp Ta-Kum-Ta -- a camp for children who have -- or have had -- cancer.

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((TC 04:40:18 Title 2216 Lindsay Longe/Camp Ta-Kum-Ta: "we'd love to say that the number of campers is declining and that the diagnoses is going down but we're not seeing that. it really holds steady year after year in terms of the number of kids who are diagnosed and come to camp." 04:52:24)) The fundraising goal for the year was 25 thousand dollars.

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A popular Vermont punk music venue is closing its doors after 32 years of shows. 242 Main, a burlington venue, hosted it final show last night. The city of Burlington owns the building and is shutting it down due to structural problems that would cost $15 million to fix. The venue calls itself the country's oldest, all-ages punk club and prides itself on being a substance-free space for teenagers and others to gather.

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((TC 14:56:00 Title 4892 James Lockridge/Big Heavy World: "so I'm looking around and I'm seeing cinder blocks and concrete and I'm thinking, you know, in anybody else's head space this wouldn't be anything special to look at. But I know in my heart how special its been for decades to hundreds and thousands of people." 15:13:18)) Jane Sanders, the wife of Sen. Bernie Sanders, helped set up the venue in the 1980s as director of the Mayor's Youth Office.

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WHAT TO EXPECT: Light snow on Monday, with 1 to 2 inches likely. A quiet day for Tuesday. Highs only in the 20s by next weekend. RADAR/SATELLITE: Some clearing has taken place, allowing some spots to quickly fall into the teens. Clouds will increase tonight, with light snow arriving late. Temperatures will hold steady or slowly rise into the 20s tonight. SATELLITE/RADAR USA: The batch of light snow is currently in the Great Lakes. There's quite a bit of rain and thunderstorms with a different system down in the southern states. CLOUDS/PRECIP FORECAST: Light snow will make the roads slick on Monday. The snow will taper off by evening. Tuesday is looking quiet, then more light snow moves in Tuesday night. USA LOOP: The weak system will bring the light snow on Monday, then high pressure moves in briefly for Tuesday.

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FORECAST: MONDAY: Light snow likely. 1-2" by evening. High: 30/38. Wind: Light MONDAY NIGHT: Light snow early, then mostly cloudy. Low: 20/28. Wind: Light TUESDAY: Partly sunny. High: 30/38. Low: 25/33. Wind: Light WEDNESDAY: AM light snow, then mostly cloudy. High: 30s. Low: 20s THURSDAY: Chance for snow. Several inches accumulation possible. High: 30s. Low: 20s FRIDAY: Mostly cloudy. Scattered snow showers. High: 20s. Low: 10/20 SATURDAY: Mostly cloudy. Scattered flurries. High: 20s. Low: 5/15 SUNDAY: Partly sunny. High: 20s

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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. Rose Gomez has the story.

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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)) The trains will be rolling down the tracks through January 14th. Rose Gomez, Channel 3 News, Middlebury.

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The UVM Women's hockey team got a late goal and a little bit of luck to take down tenth ranked Northeastern yesterday. The Cats and Huskies were back at it today, with Vermont looking for the weekend sweep. 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

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women's hoops team on the road at Temple, homecoming for Philly native Chris Day --- Cats down 7 in the first half, Hayley Robertson kicks out to Lauren Handy who knocks down the long two, Vermont within 5 --- they'd cut it to two, Sydney Smith back to Courtney Wright for three, the Cats right back in it --- but check out this move with the Owl's Feyonda Fitzgerald, the crossover move and knocks down the jumper as Temple pushes the lead to 7 --- but Vermont responds, this time Lauren Handy hits from three to keep her team in it --- but the Owls push it back out, Ruth Sherril on the put back Temple takes this one by the final of 53-39

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The Norwich men hosting RPI in the final of the Ed Hockenberry Classic today --- Darius Bryant on the follow to put it in and get the Cadets within 8 --- then Joe Bertrand hits the three and Norwich cuts the deficit to 7 --- Daniel Haimes with the three from the corner as the RPI lead shrinks down to four --- and Mike Hogervorst with the easy bucket as well But RPI proves to be too strong, Engineers win it 65-48, Cadets drop back to .500

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The Pats were cruising right along, sitting at 9-2 entering the week. Then they got the news that Rob Gronkowski's back injury turned out to be a herniated disk. Gronk is done for the year, but would it affect New England today against LA? 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. --- LA rookie QB Jared Goff was picked twice in this game, including on this play by Kyle Van Noy that pretty much sealed the deal Patriots take it 26-10, and Tom Brady is now first on the all-time quarterback wins list, breaking a tie with Peyton Manning.

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Some fancy stickhandling and a steal and score make up this week's top 3 on 3. ((At number three, Kevin Salvucci has had it pretty good the last ten days. He was MVP at the Primelink and Friday night against Umass Boston, he takes the puck into a crowd of four defenders before finding the back of the net in Norwich's 6-2 win over the defending NEHC champs. --- At number two, the UVM's women's basketball team got a win Wednesday night against Holy Cross. Kylie Butler coming up with the nifty steal, goes coast to coast, lays it in, and the foul! The Cats went on to take it 63-52. --- And at number one from Saturday, Melissa Sheeran had a hat trick as Plattsburgh rolled Potsdam. The best of the bunch was her second, as she goes the length of the ice, stickhandles her way past 3 defenders and beats the keeper to give the Cardinals a 2-goal lead. The number one team in the country won that game 5-0, and Sheeran takes the number one spot in the top 3 on 3.


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