Thu 11-SEP-2014 Early A.M. News Script

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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. Tracking a cold front moving through today with some showers. After it passes, much cooler air will return starting tomorrow. Your full weather is coming up in a bit. (anchors thank in 3-shot-transition to lead story)

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13-years to the day after the September 11th attacks...nearly half of all Americans say they feel less safe -- than at any point since then... According to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. A big part of that -- the two recent beheadings of U-S Journalists at the hands of ISIS. The President took to the airwaves last night -- making his pitch to the American public -- about what he's going to do -- to stop the terrorist organization. Mark Albert has the latest from Washington.

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(PKG) (OBAMA ENTERING WH CROSS HALL; THEN SHOW ISIS FIGHTERS FROM WEDN357) (TRACK 1) In a 14-minute address, President Obama laid out a four-part strategy to "degrade...and destroy" ISIS... pledging to be "steady" and "relentless" to preserve US security. (SOT/OBAMA 21:07:10)(Duration:0:0 7) (OR NEWSPATH WEDN375 1:23) <"THIS IS A CORE PRINCIPLE OF MY PRESIDENCY: IF YOU THREATEN AMERICA, YOU WILL FIND NO SAFE HAVEN"> (TRACK 2) (SHOW AIRSTRIKES VIDEO OR GFX WITH FOUR BULLET POINTS TO FOLLOW TRACK) To that end, the president said he would expand US airstrikes, even into Syria; support local forces on the ground; increase humanitarian aid; and work with allies to prevent attacks. (SOT/OBAMA RAW 21:10:45)(Duration:0:0 6) (OR NEWSPATH WEDN386 1:03) <"I WELCOME CONGRESSIONAL SUPPORT FOR THIS EFFORT IN ORDER TO SHOW THE WORLD THAT AMERICANS ARE UNITED IN CONFRONTING THIS DANGER."> (STANDUP Mark Albert/CBS News/Washington) "Congress will now decide whether to approve the president's request for 500 million dollars to train and equip moderate Syrian rebels." (SOT/AYOTTE 1:00)(Duration:0:05) (THUR010 Sen. Kelly Ayotte/R-New Hampshire) <"I THINK THIS SHOULD HAVE BEEN DONE, OBVIOUSLY, MUCH MORE AGGRESSIVELY FROM THE BEGINNING."> (:48-:54)(SOT/ Rep. Adam Schiff/D-California) <"BEFORE WE BEGIN ANY KIND OF SUSTAINED AIR CAMPAIGN IN SYRIA WE NEED TO HAVE A GROUND FOREC WE CAN WORK WITH."> (TRACK 3) (SENATE FLOOR BROLL; THEN GO TO BRENNAN INTV BROLL WEDN357) The full House and Senate will get private intelligence briefings today. CIA director John Brennan told C-B-S News the U-S would "crush" ISIS leaders. (SOT/BRENNAN 00:04)(Duration:0:12) (WEDN357 CIA EVE/PKG CIA Director John Brennan) <"THEY HAVE PILLAGED AND RAPED AND PLUNDERED AND TAKEN CAPTIVE, MEN, WOMEN, AND CHILDREN. AND THEY HAVE JUST MOWED DOWN TRIBES AND FAMILIES. THEY ARE EVIL INCARNATE."> (TRACK 4) (WEDN264 KERRY IN JORDAN; OR OTHER FRESH KERRY VIDEO) Secretary of State John Kerry remains in the Middle East trying to deliver on the president's promise of a broad, international coalition. Mark Albert for CBS News, Washington.

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Vermont's congressional delegation is reacting to the President's address. Representitive Peter Welch says he appreciates the President's clear-eyed restraint...but "remains skeptical about the effectiveness of air strikes in Syria and (is) deeply concerned about the possible unintended consequence of propping up (syrian President) President Bashar al-Assad" Senator Bernie Sanders says he agrees with air strikes... Calling ISIS "a brutal and dangerous organization that must be defeated" And Senator Leahy says he also agrees with the president's plan..but should Mr. Obama expand U-S invovlement beyond that plan -- Leahy says Obama should get authorization from Congress.

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Friends and family are remembering a 13-year-old Rutland girl who took her own life. Dozens attended a candlelight vigil Wednesday at Rutland Middle School in honor of McKayla Frasier. Frasier died by suicide in August after hanging herself in her home. The group sang and shared memories and now her family is calling for suicide prevention and education efforts -- and support for those who may be suffering from depression.

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((Mary Shaw/grandmother 16:46:33:07 I wish for this to end tonight. This community cannot afford to lose another child or adult to depression. I believe this is time for this community to step forward and support each other. 16:46:46:08)) ((Valerie Sullivan/mother 16:43:17:00 Parents, talk to your children on what to do if your child lays the heavy secret on your child. Children, have a plan who you are going to reach out to if a friend needs help. Teachers, educate yourself and show compassion to your students. :32)) Wedensday would have been McKayla's 14th birthday.

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A report of a person falling off a bridge and going over the falls -- in Middlebury -- set off a search in the river. Two rescue boats scoured the area and the Middlebury River around 10 last night. After that search - -middlebury police tell Channel Three -- they determined it was debris that went over the falls -- and not a person. 10pm in downtown middlebury for a possible person falling off the bridge and going over the falls. They had two boats with search crews in the river.

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An alleged groper on the campus of St. Michael's College--has been caught. The victim told police that a man grabbed her inappropriately while she was walking to her car from the Tarrant Center on campus last Wednesday. Police say the investigation revealed a similar incident--had occurred a day before. They say another woman identified 30-year-old Joshua Dumesnil of Plattsburgh as the alleged groper-- because he had approached her while she worked out in the Center. Police say he was using the gym as a member of the Vermont Air National Guard -- whose members are allowed to use the facilities. He's no longer allowed on campus.

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(00:42:59) (tile 7627) ((Det. Cpl. Mark Jacobs/Colchester Police Dept. "With help from the St. Michales public safety as well as students, we were able to get enough information to show that he was on the campus, and then subsequently talking to him, he admitted his part.")) (00:43:11) (00:46:31) ((Maj. Chris Gookin/Vt. National Guard "as members of the community we take this very seriously, especially when it is one of our own. Its just one of those things where its so preliminary right now, we're not rushing to judgement.")) (00:46:43) Dumesnil is expected to be arraigned today--on a lewd and lacivious conduct charge.

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A man who has spend more than two decades behind bars for raping and kidnapping a woman is awaiting his release. In the towns of Waitsfield and warren -- people there are rallying together -- for the victim -- who's worried her attacker will be moving back into the Mad River Valley. Alex Apple has her story.

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(Jane Cunningham 09:37)(("she is one of my idols")) (Susan McKnight 15:19)(("she is a gracious presence")) Many people living in the Mad River Valley know Sue Russell as their hero. But she almost didn't have a chance to become that hero. In June 1992, Russell was kidnapped, raped and nearly beaten to death. Her captor -- a Warren resident named Richard Laws. (03:51 Sue Russell)(("this isn't an easy subject to talk about.")) Now 23 years later, the emotional scars from that attack linger. (06:08 Sue Russell)(("it's always there.")) She agreed to be interviewed as long as we didn't show her face. Vermont will release Richard Laws in April 2015 -- his sentence up. (02:21 Sue Russell)(("We need to gather together to discuss how we can provide safety not only for me and my husband but for this community as well.")) And like they have every time Sue Russell has needed them -- her community answered that call. On Tuesday night, hundreds gathered in Waitsfield to talk about what to do once Laws is released. ((NAT 13:55 Sue you are not alone. Look at this room.)) So many are inspired by the way Russell responded after the attack. (Jane Cunningham 09:55)(("what's come out of that is this grace that you cannot really quantify.")) (Carey Bennett 17:01)(("she's an unbelievable, unbelievable person.")) An advocat for victims , Russell helped pass a victims bill of rights in Vermont -- she's fought tirelessly to make sure others don't have to feel her pain. (07:53 Sue Russell)(("I love that role of advocacy. I know that reaching out and helping others is really important to me.")) And now the community is her advocate. ((NAT: DOC 32:40 the troopers and other law enforcement officers will know)) (Susan McKnight- Sue's Minister)(("13:52 I have watched her grow from a victim to an incredible survivor.")) (19:08 Rep. Adam Greshin/I-Warren)(("th is could be an interesting change agent.")) Representative Adam Greshin has worked on a NEW bill to protect victims against sexual predators that are likely to repeat their crimes. (20:46 Greshin)(("we need to be mindful of violent criminals when they are released.")) But here-- (01:55 Susan Russell)(("This community is like one big safety net.")) -- giving its hero back what her attacker took. (15:45 Susan McKnight)(("I hope she can find freedom from fear.")) Alex Apple. Channel 3 News. Waitsfield.

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A cold front is moving through today; this will trigger some developing showers this morning, which will taper off during the afternoon. Plan on a breezy day too, with highs of 66/73. Skies will average partly cloudy tonight. Northwest breezes at 5-15 mph will continue to drag in cooler air; overnight lows will reach 38/48. Friday will be a nice day but cool day, with just a few fair weather clouds popping up. Looking ahead, a weak upper-level disturbance will catch up with us on Saturday. This will bring us mostly cloudy skies with perhaps a few showers, mainly during the afternoon. Highs will only be around 60. Sunday will be a nicer day with partly cloudy skies. We'll hold onto the dry weather on Monday too. Another system will catch up to us on Tuesday with more clouds and the chance for showers.

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The Baltimore Ravens will take the field tonight for the Thursday night NFL game on CBS. But the controversy surrounding the team's former running back, Ray Rice threatens to overshadow the action. This morning, the N-F-L is denying reports it was sent video of Rice attacking his fiancé months ago. Jericka Duncan has the latest from New York

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(PKG) According to the Associated Press, a law enforcement official sent this video of former Ravens Star Ray Rice knocking out his then - fiancee to the NFL five months ago. The A-P claims it even heard a voicemail-recording acknowledging receipt. Earlier this week, the NFL suspended Rice indefinitely following the release of the 'TMZ Sports' video showing the brutal February incident at an Atlantic City Casino. In a memo to the league's owners and team presidents last night, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell maintained the league did not see the video until Monday BUT had requested it on multiple occasions. (SOT HARVEY LEVIN/ TMZ) AS THE COMPANY THAT GOT THE VIDEO TAPE, I CAN TELL YOU IT WAS GET-ABLE AND HE DIDN'T GET IT AND THE WORST PART IS HE DIDN'T EVEN TRY. (STANDUP) The NFL now says former FBI director Robert Mueller, who served under two presidents, will lead an independent investigation into The NFL's handling of the evidence. As the Ravens prepare to play this evening CBS Sports Anchor James Brown says the Rice controversy shouldn't overshadow the game. (SOT CBS SPORTS/ JAMES BROWN) THAT'S PART OF LIFE SO YOU DEAL WITH IT, PUT IT IN PERSPECTIVE AND THEN LET'S GET TO THE GAME. Jets Quarterback Michael Vick, who served almost two years in prison on dog fighting charges , thinks Rice deserves a second chance: (SOT MICHAEL VICK) BECAUSE SOMEBODY MADE A MISTAKE, YOU CAN'T ABANDON HIM. As the NFL determines who knew what and when - Commissioner Goodell's job now hangs in the balance, amid growing calls for him to be fired. Jericka Duncan CBS News New York.

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The Ray Rice incident has sparked a renewed nationwide conversation about domestic violence... with local advocates saying many victims -- assume blame. (TC 00:07:01:00) ((Emily Fredette /Women Helping Battered Women "If you're told something over and over again you're going to start to believe that. So it can be really difficult but we really try and use the phrases I believe you, this is not your fault, there was nothing that you could do to control this.")) Women Helping Battered Women helped close to five-thousand survivors last year in Chittenden County. Nationally, one in four women and one in seven men report domestic violence.

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A former Pennsylvania minister serving time for killing his second wife -- has been sentenced for killing his first wife. Arthur Schirmer (SHUR'-mur) was sentenced Wednesday to 20 to 40 years in the 1999 death of his first wife. The 66-year-old former Methodist clergyman had long claimed he was out for a run in April of 1999 -- when he returned home to find the body of his wife in a pool of blood at the bottom of the basement steps. Authorities reopened the investigation after Schirmer was charged in Monroe County with using a crowbar to kill his second wife in 2008, and staging a car accident in an effort to conceal the crime. The Ex-pastor is already serving life without parole for that crime.

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Today marks 13 years since the World Trade Center attacks -- and thousands of first responders and survivors are still suffering from health problems. They're battling cancer and other lung diseases -- after being exposed to toxic dust and debris at ground zero. And officials say 89 have died from those illnesses -- related to their exposure on 9-11. The World Trade Center Health Program is now monitoring 16-thousand firefighters and EMS workers. Officials there say many have been forced into early retirement.

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Bolstered by new study that finds that Maine can handle more casinos, Maine's American Indian tribes are renewing their push to bring slot machines to their communities. The report suggests there's room for another casino in southern Maine and potentially a smaller casino in Aroostook or Washington County. Maine has casinos in Bangor and Oxford.

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Prepare to see spinning wheels on some major internet sites today. Your internet won't be any slower than usual -- but it may look a little different. These so-called "loading pinwheels" are a part of a protest called internet slowdown day. Several major websites like Netflix, Etsy, Reddit and foursquare are displaying the loading symbol to push back against changes to net neutrailty rules. In May the F-C-C proposed allowing broadband providers to charge companies for prioritized acces to consumers. The protest will last until midnight tonight.

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Something a lot of us are guilty of doing -- checking our phone in bed -- one last time before going to sleep. But a new report published in Business Insider shows that the more you use your device before falling asleep -- the more likely you are to damage your long term health . This is something that experts have said for years -- that the light from your phone can reduce the body's ability to produce melatonin. But the report says they now believe its specifically the blue light from your screen that causes the problem. If you can't stop using your phone in bed -- experts suggest getting a screen to filter out the blue light.

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As the leader of our nation -- you might think the President could golf wherever he wants.... But according to nbc news -- President Obama turned away from three upscale New York golf courses over the labor day weekend. The Trump, the Winged Foot, and Willow Ridge were among some of the elite courses to rebuffed the president's request to tee-off there. Sources said the white house advance team only gave a day or two notice. And Club managers apparently did not want to inconvenience their high-powered and high-paying members -- by shutting down the course to accomodate the president and his security detail.

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Tracking a cold front today with some showers. But behind the front, much cooler air is waiting in the wings; temps over the northern Plains are very chilly right now ...our air will be coming from that direction by this weekend. Highs will be in the upper 50s to upper 60s. The last time Burlington saw highs in the 50s was back in May....so it's been a while. Temps in the coming days will stay below normal. But before we get to that cooler air, we'll see temps mainly in the 70s today with a few showers.

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Many kids are encouraged to get into sports at a young age. But some -- are pushing themselves too hard -- causing overuse injuries Adam Sullivan reports.

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Shira Hoffer has participated in gymnastics, since she was a toddler. ((Shira Hoffer/Gymnast: "I started when I was two and a half.")) And the 12-year-old has big dreams-- a spot on the team at Stanford University. ((Hoffer: "and I train 13 and a half hours a week.")) But this state champion's desire to compete has taken a toll on her body. She's broken her knee, toes and fingers, had a concussion, and struggles with back pain. ((Hoffer: "you get a new skill and you really want to work on it, but your knees hurt.")) ((Dr. Keith Loud/DHMC: "sometimes there can be too much of a good thing.")) Dr. Keith Loud is the Interim Chair of Pediatrics at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and has treated the gymnast over the years. He says her injuries are common among young athletes who are constantly pushing themselves. ((Loud: "we are seeing the problem with kids playing the same sport three or four season a year, six or seven days a week and sometimes adding a second sport on top of that.")) It's called overuse injuries. Loud says while there is not hard data to back it up, he is seeing more injuries from kids who play one sport over and over. ((Loud: "that unfortunately just leads to a breakdown in the tissues in a growing body and so we see overuse injuries from excessive amounts or intensity, or too many sports without rest.")) A review by the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine found that overuse injuries make up half of all sports injuries. And they can have long lasting effects on young athletes - in some cases putting them at risk for future injuries. ((GRX)) Loud offers this advice to parents and young athletes: If kids are participating in 3 seasons of sports, they should be taking one season off. He also says young athletes should be resting their bodies at least one day a week. And finally, Loud says, ideally, kids should be playing multiple sports instead of focusing on just one. ((Loud: "to what end we have to ask ourselves. The number of kids who end up as professional athletes is astronomically small. Smaller than the chances of winning the state lottery.")) Plus, this sports fan says there is a fear that kids could get burnt out at a young age. Hoffer says she knows the risks. ((Hoffer: "it is in the back of your head thinking about. Well this isn't probably the best thing to do for my body right now.")) But she also says that regulating herself and knowing her limits is how she plans to stay on top of her game. ((Hoffer: "I guess it is a lot about knowing your body and knowing when your body is ready to stop.")) ((Hoffer: "the quicker you can stop to heal, than the quicker the green light will turn on so you can go again.")) Which means tumbling her way to more success on the mats. Adam Sullivan channel three news in White River Junction.

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Fatal accident-- a man dead after a logging accident in Clarendon.... Arrest-- police nab a serial burglar during traffic stop... And new details in a car crash investigation...

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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. Tracking a cold front moving through today with some showers. After it passes, much cooler air will return starting tomorrow. Your full weather is coming up in a bit.

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A man is dead following a logging accident in Clarendon. State police say it happened Wednesday Night on Walker Mountain Road. Authorities have not yet released the victim's name -- or details behind the accident.

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A hand-painted sign bidding farewell to Tropical Storm Irene -- has been stolen. The 6-foot-long wooden sign in West Hartford read "Goodnight Irene." It sat on a stone wall built as a monument to residents' who persevered during and after Irene. If you have any information -- call Vermont State Police.

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State police say a DUI stop -- put them on the trail of a serial burglar in Swanton. They say 34-year-old Eric Bartemy was arrested for DUI and DLS in late August--when they noticed items matching the description of previously reported stolen items -- at the scene. During a search of Bartemy's Swanton residence -- police say they recovered over ten thousand dollars worth of stolen items from numerous burgalraries in the Swanton area. Among the items-- guns--tools--jewelery and electronics.

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(00:08:08:00) (tile 9608) ((Cpl. George Rodriguez "all the property that we found so far appears to be within the Woods Hill Route 207 area and the burglaries occurred during the month of August so it looks like he had just started doing these burglaries and thats all he had." )) (00:08:25) State police say if you have been a victim of a burglary in that area during the month of August--contact them to see if some of your items have been recovered.

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We're learning new details this morning that weren't in the original police reports to the media about that accident involving the former director of the F-B-I. Louis Freeh's (FREE's) SUV went off the road and struck a tree last month in Barnard. A witness told investigators that Freeh's car crossed the centerline -- forcing two cars and a motorcycle to swerve out of the way. Police say they think Freeh fell asleep behind the wheel. He was airlifted to Dartmouth Hitchcock with serious injuries.

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A cold front is moving through today; this will trigger some developing showers this morning, which will taper off during the afternoon. Plan on a breezy day too, with highs of 66/73. Skies will average partly cloudy tonight. Northwest breezes at 5-15 mph will continue to drag in cooler air; overnight lows will reach 38/48. Friday will be a nice day but cool day, with just a few fair weather clouds popping up. Looking ahead, a weak upper-level disturbance will catch up with us on Saturday. This will bring us mostly cloudy skies with perhaps a few showers, mainly during the afternoon. Highs will only be around 60. Sunday will be a nicer day with partly cloudy skies. We'll hold onto the dry weather on Monday too. Another system will catch up to us on Tuesday with more clouds and the chance for showers.

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History buff -- are invading the Champlain Valley... That's because it's the bicentennial celebration of the Battle of Plattsburgh -- which some historians say was THE pivotal battle in America's defeat of the British in the War of 1812. The re-enactment Wendesday and today at Clinton Community College shows soldiers being treated during the historic battle. They're depicting a military hospital on Crab Island in Plattsburgh Bay where the naval battle was fought. The hospital was used as a site to treat both American and British sailors and Marines.

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(TC 00:13:52:20 tile 3435) ((Craig Russell/Reenactment Chairman: "This is a portion of the immense operation that had been out there. Even had British surgeons coming off the ships, were taken on the island to work on Americans and British.")) The Battle of Plattsburgh Association says Crab Island is one of the few sites in the world -- where soldiers from both sides of the battle are buried side by side. Today -- September 11th -- is the actual 200th anniversary of the Battle of Plattsburgh. We'll have special live coverage of the celebration -- on the Channel 3 News at 6:00.

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Today also marks the start of the Tunbridge World's Fair. The last major Vermont fair -- of the season. A sure sign fall is on the way. But today -- through Sunday -- thousands of people will be celebrating the last bits of summer. Of course, the fair is about highlighting agriculture... Tunbridge has harness racing...antique tractor pulls...and some politics too... the first gubentorial debate between Democratic Governor Peter Shumlin and his Republican Challenger Scott Milne will take place Saturday at the fair.

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Good morning everyone ... You couldn't ask for a better fall afternoon wednesday... Especially for a doubleheader on the pitch as Middlebury... (((TRT: 1:57 OC: STANDARD)))

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(((We start with men's soccer, the Panthers playing host to in-state foe Norwich ... --- First half, Midd looking sharp... Off the throw in, it's Deklan Robinson keeping his team a header in this one... Sweet goal... Home team jumps out to a 2-0 lead... --- Could have been a lot worse but Cadets keeper Christian Hallstrom making some key saves between the pipes... --- Second half, now 3-0 ... Middlebury's Adam Glaser takes over... Off a deflected pass, he sends it over Hallstrom for his second of the game... Middlebury cruises to a 4-0 win over Norwich, a nice confidence boost after tying Amherst to open the season. ---------------------- ---------------------- ---------------------- ---------------------- --------------------- (((TRT: 16 OC: FOR SURE... Always a good test from this team, we didn't get to play them last year so it was great to see them. We have a big field so there were a lot of bodies flying everywhere and a lot of running. It was a nice confidence boost scoring goals. Kind of disappointing to tie Amherst so to score goals was good for sure.))) ---------------------- ---------------------- ---------------------- ---------------------- --------------------- After getting upset by Amherst on Sunday, the 24th-ranked Middlebury women's soccer team taking on Keene State... --- Panthers getting another tough test... Tied at 1 in the second half, Krystina Reynolds strikes a good ball but Owls keeper Victoria Crenson comes up big.. --- Then on the header try, Carter Talgo can't get it to go... Looks like a tie right? --- Not so fast, 84th minute... Katherine Hobbs sends a ball to Jamie Soroka, who breaks free... Oh yeah. It's a #1 single type shot... The game-winner as Middlebury fights back to down Keene State... 2-1, the final. In major league baseball news, Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia will have season-ending surgery later todat... Boston falling to Baltimore 10-6 yesterday... Meanwhile the Yankees topping Tampa Bay, 8-5. That's the sportswrap, I'm Dylan Scott, have a great day!)))

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Yesterday was pretty mild again. It was also dry...but that is changing in a lot of spots today. A cold front is working through with some showers. The showers will wrap up later today, then temperatures will be much cooler for Friday and into the weekend.

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There is nip in the air these days. That means soon Vermont's Mountains will be awash in color. And that triggers one of the more lucrative times of the year for the state. And as Judy Simpson reports, the marketing is well underway.

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It is Vermont's signature season, Fall Foliage. steven cook/Dept. of tourism and marketing ((00:03:30:06 "Fall foliage is a really critical for Vermont's tourism season.")) It is perhaps the shortest season in Vermont, but it packs a big financial punch. ((Steven Cook/VT Dept. of Tourism and Marketing 00:03:43:02 "We see approximately 460 million dollars in visitor spending during the autumn season which accounts for a little bit over 25 percent of tourism spending across Vermont so it's important for our tourism proprietors around the state this season makes a big part of their annual revenue." 00:04:04:26)) And the pressure is on, other states have jumped on the foliage bandwagon, including the Carolina's, Michigan and Colorado. Forcing the Green Mountain State to be more savvy in how to present Vermont as an Autumn destination for travelers. The Department of Tourism and Marketing has worked with bed and breakfasts to offer different price packages, so travelers will know just what their visit will cost ahead of time. (( Steven Cook/VT Dept. of Tourism and Marketing 00:05:30:19" We find that helps initiate a sale by a visitor when they have a budget in mind for what they would like to spend during this season we are able to show them that so they can immediatly get an idea of what that vacation would cost them."00:05:47:18)) The prime foliage season runs from mid September to mid October. ((JS SU 00:28:08:23" While it is a little early in the season for leaf peepers there are plenty of other attractions to bring tourists and their dollars to Vermont. "00:28:16:08)) Dave and Betty Morse split their time between Maine and Florida. ((00:12:48:06Dave and Betty Morse/Visiting Vermont " It's gorgeous here gorgeous here the food is wonderful. "00:12:51:11)) This is their second visit to a time share in Vermont. ((Dave & Betty Morse/ Visiting Vermont 00:13:04:24 And you will never get better maple syrup than Vermont maple syrup!" Judy asks "you dont mind if we use this in a commercial do you,?," laughs".00:13:15:00)) And special events planned during foliage season are an extra bonus to local businesses. ((Bryan Cole/Benders Burritos 00:19:24:22 "We have got a lot of stuff coming up , the antique car show is coming up the British Invasion so we should see a little pick up there a few little holidays that come in between but I think we will stay consistant through out the year. "00:19:38:13)) And according to the Vermont Department of Forests Parks and Recreation the precipitation and the weather we have had this year has been absolutely ideal for foliage changing conditions so they are keeping their fingers crossed. Judy Simpson Channel three news, Stowe. ((nats WATER SOTS))

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Forget selfies....we want to see your leafies.... As you see great foliage across the state -- send it to us -- and it could end up on air. You can email them to us at leafies--at-w-c-a-x-do t-com. Or send it over on social media. Just be sure to use the hashtag -- leafies.

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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. Tracking a cold front moving through today with some showers. After it passes, much cooler air will return starting tomorrow. Your full weather is coming up in a bit. (anchors thank in 3-shot-transition to lead story)

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13-years to the day after the September 11th attacks...nearly half of all Americans say they feel less safe -- than at any point since then... According to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. A big part of that -- the two recent beheadings of U-S Journalists at the hands of ISIS. The President took to the airwaves last night -- making his pitch to the American public -- about what he's going to do -- to stop the terrorist organization. Mark Albert has the latest from Washington.

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(PKG) (OBAMA ENTERING WH CROSS HALL; THEN SHOW ISIS FIGHTERS FROM WEDN357) (TRACK 1) In a 14-minute address, President Obama laid out a four-part strategy to "degrade...and destroy" ISIS... pledging to be "steady" and "relentless" to preserve US security. (SOT/OBAMA 21:07:10)(Duration:0:0 7) (OR NEWSPATH WEDN375 1:23) <"THIS IS A CORE PRINCIPLE OF MY PRESIDENCY: IF YOU THREATEN AMERICA, YOU WILL FIND NO SAFE HAVEN"> (TRACK 2) (SHOW AIRSTRIKES VIDEO OR GFX WITH FOUR BULLET POINTS TO FOLLOW TRACK) To that end, the president said he would expand US airstrikes, even into Syria; support local forces on the ground; increase humanitarian aid; and work with allies to prevent attacks. (SOT/OBAMA RAW 21:10:45)(Duration:0:0 6) (OR NEWSPATH WEDN386 1:03) <"I WELCOME CONGRESSIONAL SUPPORT FOR THIS EFFORT IN ORDER TO SHOW THE WORLD THAT AMERICANS ARE UNITED IN CONFRONTING THIS DANGER."> (STANDUP Mark Albert/CBS News/Washington) "Congress will now decide whether to approve the president's request for 500 million dollars to train and equip moderate Syrian rebels." (SOT/AYOTTE 1:00)(Duration:0:05) (THUR010 Sen. Kelly Ayotte/R-New Hampshire) <"I THINK THIS SHOULD HAVE BEEN DONE, OBVIOUSLY, MUCH MORE AGGRESSIVELY FROM THE BEGINNING."> (:48-:54)(SOT/ Rep. Adam Schiff/D-California) <"BEFORE WE BEGIN ANY KIND OF SUSTAINED AIR CAMPAIGN IN SYRIA WE NEED TO HAVE A GROUND FOREC WE CAN WORK WITH."> (TRACK 3) (SENATE FLOOR BROLL; THEN GO TO BRENNAN INTV BROLL WEDN357) The full House and Senate will get private intelligence briefings today. CIA director John Brennan told C-B-S News the U-S would "crush" ISIS leaders. (SOT/BRENNAN 00:04)(Duration:0:12) (WEDN357 CIA EVE/PKG CIA Director John Brennan) <"THEY HAVE PILLAGED AND RAPED AND PLUNDERED AND TAKEN CAPTIVE, MEN, WOMEN, AND CHILDREN. AND THEY HAVE JUST MOWED DOWN TRIBES AND FAMILIES. THEY ARE EVIL INCARNATE."> (TRACK 4) (WEDN264 KERRY IN JORDAN; OR OTHER FRESH KERRY VIDEO) Secretary of State John Kerry remains in the Middle East trying to deliver on the president's promise of a broad, international coalition. Mark Albert for CBS News, Washington.

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Vermont's congressional delegation is reacting to the President's address. Representitive Peter Welch says he appreciates the President's clear-eyed restraint...but "remains skeptical about the effectiveness of air strikes in Syria and (is) deeply concerned about the possible unintended consequence of propping up (syrian President) President Bashar al-Assad" Senator Bernie Sanders says he agrees with air strikes... Calling ISIS "a brutal and dangerous organization that must be defeated" And Senator Leahy says he also agrees with the president's plan..but should Mr. Obama expand U-S invovlement beyond that plan -- Leahy says Obama should get authorization from Congress.

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Friends and family are remembering a 13-year-old Rutland girl who took her own life. Dozens attended a candlelight vigil Wednesday at Rutland Middle School in honor of McKayla Frasier. Frasier died by suicide in August after hanging herself in her home. The group sang and shared memories and now her family is calling for suicide prevention and education efforts -- and support for those who may be suffering from depression.

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((Mary Shaw/grandmother 16:46:33:07 I wish for this to end tonight. This community cannot afford to lose another child or adult to depression. I believe this is time for this community to step forward and support each other. 16:46:46:08)) ((Valerie Sullivan/mother 16:43:17:00 Parents, talk to your children on what to do if your child lays the heavy secret on your child. Children, have a plan who you are going to reach out to if a friend needs help. Teachers, educate yourself and show compassion to your students. :32)) Wedensday would have been McKayla's 14th birthday.

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A report of a person falling off a bridge and going over the falls -- in Middlebury -- set off a search in the river. Two rescue boats scoured the area and the Middlebury River around 10 last night. After that search - -middlebury police tell Channel Three -- they determined it was debris that went over the falls -- and not a person. 10pm in downtown middlebury for a possible person falling off the bridge and going over the falls. They had two boats with search crews in the river.

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An alleged groper on the campus of St. Michael's College--has been caught. The victim told police that a man grabbed her inappropriately while she was walking to her car from the Tarrant Center on campus last Wednesday. Police say the investigation revealed a similar incident--had occurred a day before. They say another woman identified 30-year-old Joshua Dumesnil of Plattsburgh as the alleged groper-- because he had approached her while she worked out in the Center. Police say he was using the gym as a member of the Vermont Air National Guard -- whose members are allowed to use the facilities. He's no longer allowed on campus.

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(00:42:59) (tile 7627) ((Det. Cpl. Mark Jacobs/Colchester Police Dept. "With help from the St. Michales public safety as well as students, we were able to get enough information to show that he was on the campus, and then subsequently talking to him, he admitted his part.")) (00:43:11) (00:46:31) ((Maj. Chris Gookin/Vt. National Guard "as members of the community we take this very seriously, especially when it is one of our own. Its just one of those things where its so preliminary right now, we're not rushing to judgement.")) (00:46:43) Dumesnil is expected to be arraigned today--on a lewd and lacivious conduct charge.

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23 years after he was convicted of rape, aggravated assault and kidnapping -- Richard Laws prison sentence is up. Laws attacked a woman named Sue Russell -- nearly killing her. Now the Mad River Valley community is worried Laws will return to the community where he committed his crime. At a meeting Wednesday night, the townspeople celebrated the perseverance of his victim and discussed how the town will stay safe even after he is released. Sue Russell spoke with us as long as we did not show her face.

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(02:21 Sue Russell / "We need to gather together to discuss how we can provide safety not only for me and my husband but for this community as well ...06:08 it's always there. If you think about something that happened in your life, I think about oh was that pre 1992 or that's after 1992.")) Laws must register with the sex offender registry after his release. Members of the Department of Corrections attended Wednesday's gathering to brief the town on how they will monitor Laws after his release.

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A cold front is moving through today; this will trigger some developing showers this morning, which will taper off during the afternoon. Plan on a breezy day too, with highs of 66/73. Skies will average partly cloudy tonight. Northwest breezes at 5-15 mph will continue to drag in cooler air; overnight lows will reach 38/48. Friday will be a nice day but cool day, with just a few fair weather clouds popping up. Looking ahead, a weak upper-level disturbance will catch up with us on Saturday. This will bring us mostly cloudy skies with perhaps a few showers, mainly during the afternoon. Highs will only be around 60. Sunday will be a nicer day with partly cloudy skies. We'll hold onto the dry weather on Monday too. Another system will catch up to us on Tuesday with more clouds and the chance for showers.

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After receiving criticism for saying he has no plan to deal with ISIS -- President Obama addressed the nation -- revealing a four-point plan to destroy the terror group. Marlie Hall has that story and more in this mornings worldwatch.

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PRESIDENT OBAMA IS VOWING TO DESTORY THE TERROR ORGANIZATION, "ISIS." THE COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OUTLINED HIS STRATEGY IN A PRIMETIME ADDRESS YESTERDAY - PROMISING NO AMERICAN COMBAT TROOPS ON FOREIGN SOIL. HE'S CALLING FOR EXPANDED AIRSTRIKES IN NORTHERN IRAQ... AND IN SYRIA, ONCE ISIS TARGETS THERE ARE MORE CLEARLY IDENTIFIED. THE PRESIDENT WILL NEED CONGRESSIONAL APPROVAL FOR A PLAN TO TRAIN AND EQUIP MODERATE SYRIAN REBELS. TODAY THE NATION OBSERVES THE THIRTEENTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE 9/11 TERROR ATTACKS. THE CEREMONY AT THE "NATIONAL SEPTEMBER 11TH MEMORIAL AND MUSEUM PLAZA" IN NEW YORK INCLUDES THE READING OF NAMES OF VICTIMS KILLED AT THE WORLD TRADE CENTER, THE PENTAGON, AND SHANKSVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA. MOMENTS OF SILENCE MARK WHEN THE TOWERS WERE STRUCK, WHEN THEY FELL, AND WHEN THE PLANES CRASHED AT THE PENTAGON AND IN SHANKSVILLE. AND, THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE TAPS FORMER FBI DIRECTOR ROBERT MUELLER TO LEAD AN INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION INTO ITS HANDLING OF EVIDENCE IN THE RAY RICE INCIDENT. THE NFL IS LOOKING INTO AN ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORT THAT A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIAL SENT THE LEAGUE A VIDEO OF THE FORMER BALTIMORE RAVEN KNOCKING OUT HIS THEN-FIANCEE... FIVE MONTHS AGO. COMMISSIONER ROGER GOODELL MAINTAINS NO ONE IN THE NFL SAW THAT VIDEO UNTIL MONDAY. THOSE ARE SOME OF THE DAY'S TOP STORIES. I'M MARLIE HALL CBS NEWS NEW YORK.

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The Ray Rice incident has sparked a renewed nationwide conversation about domestic violence... with local advocates saying many victims -- assume blame. (TC 00:07:01:00) ((Emily Fredette /Women Helping Battered Women "If you're told something over and over again you're going to start to believe that. So it can be really difficult but we really try and use the phrases I believe you, this is not your fault, there was nothing that you could do to control this.")) Women Helping Battered Women helped close to five-thousand survivors last year in Chittenden County. Nationally, one in four women and one in seven men report domestic violence.

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Prepare to see spinning wheels on some major internet sites today. Your internet won't be any slower than usual -- but it may look a little different. These so-called "loading pinwheels" are a part of a protest called internet slowdown day. Several major websites like Netflix, Etsy, Reddit and foursquare are displaying the loading symbol to push back against changes to net neutrailty rules. In May the F-C-C proposed allowing broadband providers to charge companies for prioritized acces to consumers. The protest will last until midnight tonight.

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Something a lot of us are guilty of doing -- checking our phone in bed -- one last time before going to sleep. But a new report published in Business Insider shows that the more you use your device before falling asleep -- the more likely you are to damage your long term health . This is something that experts have said for years -- that the light from your phone can reduce the body's ability to produce melatonin. But the report says they now believe its specifically the blue light from your screen that causes the problem. If you can't stop using your phone in bed -- experts suggest getting a screen to filter out the blue light.

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As the leader of our nation -- you might think the President could golf wherever he wants.... But according to nbc news -- President Obama turned away from three upscale New York golf courses over the labor day weekend. The Trump, the Winged Foot, and Willow Ridge were among some of the elite courses to rebuffed the president's request to tee-off there. Sources said the white house advance team only gave a day or two notice. And Club managers apparently did not want to inconvenience their high-powered and high-paying members -- by shutting down the course to accomodate the president and his security detail.

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Tracking a cold front today with some showers. But behind the front, much cooler air is waiting in the wings; temps over the northern Plains are very chilly right now ...our air will be coming from that direction by this weekend. Highs will be in the upper 50s to upper 60s. The last time Burlington saw highs in the 50s was back in May....so it's been a while. Temps in the coming days will stay below normal. But before we get to that cooler air, we'll see temps mainly in the 70s today with a few showers.

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It's late in the season, but there are still some beautiful perennials blooming. This morning, Sharon Meyer and garden expert Charlie Nardozzi show us some flowers in the Black Eyed Susan family.

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((Charlie, there's a nice batch of Black Eyed Susans over there! They're a favorite of mine! Yes, they are very popular perennials this time of year, but there are some cousins of theirs that are even more interesting and are nice alternatives if you are looking for something a little different! Ok. The first one here, is this one, these are all Rudbeckias that's their botanical name, this one is called Laciniata Golden Globe. It's huge! It's over my head! It's huge, it's a good 6-7 feet tall, it's got beautiful double petaled flowers, in that black eyed susan family, and it's also known as the privy plant, the outhouse plant because yes, it was traditionally grown as an heirloom next to outhouses to disguise it. That's kind of a nice looking outhouse though. That's a pretty one, yes. But this is a nice one to grow in those conditions and it will spread around so you have to be careful with it, and it gets tall and leggy so you might want to prop it up a little bit. Another nice tall one is Rudbeckia Herbstonne. This one is nice, it gets up about 4-5 feet tall, has single petals, golden petals with kind of a green cone. It's a really nice one, very hardy for this area, and it does spread. Another tall one, so if you mix it in with some shrubs and other perennials it's the best way to keep it standing. Now if you are looking for something a little shorter, there is a Rudbekia called Triloba, which is a native. This one actually only grows about 2-3 feet tall, and it has cute little daisy like flowers on it, with a black cone, and that one stays more clump forming , so it's a really pretty one to kind of fit into a perennial garden. One thing about it though, it's not a long lived perennial but it does self sow. So you'll see if popping up all around your landscape . It's one of those plants! Yes! It will just kind of pop up here and there, and you can always move it around because like any of Rudbeckia they are a very hardy, very tough plant. So if you are looking for something a little different than traditional Black Eyed Susans, these are nice alternatives.) There's something for everyone!

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History buff -- are invading the Champlain Valley... That's because it's the bicentennial celebration of the Battle of Plattsburgh -- which some historians say was THE pivotal battle in America's defeat of the British in the War of 1812. The re-enactment Wendesday and today at Clinton Community College shows soldiers being treated during the historic battle. They're depicting a military hospital on Crab Island in Plattsburgh Bay where the naval battle was fought. The hospital was used as a site to treat both American and British sailors and Marines.

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(TC 00:13:52:20 tile 3435) ((Craig Russell/Reenactment Chairman: "This is a portion of the immense operation that had been out there. Even had British surgeons coming off the ships, were taken on the island to work on Americans and British.")) The Battle of Plattsburgh Association says Crab Island is one of the few sites in the world -- where soldiers from both sides of the battle are buried side by side. Today -- September 11th -- is the actual 200th anniversary of the Battle of Plattsburgh. We'll have special live coverage of the celebration -- on the Channel 3 News at 6:00.

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Today also marks the start of the Tunbridge World's Fair. The last major Vermont fair -- of the season. A sure sign fall is on the way. But today -- through Sunday -- thousands of people will be celebrating the last bits of summer. Of course, the fair is about highlighting agriculture... Tunbridge has harness racing...antique tractor pulls...and some politics too... the first gubentorial debate between Democratic Governor Peter Shumlin and his Republican Challenger Scott Milne will take place Saturday at the fair.

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Fatal accident-- a man dead after a logging accident in Clarendon.... Arrest-- police nab a serial burglar during traffic stop... And new details in a car crash investigation...

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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. Tracking a cold front moving through today with some showers. After it passes, much cooler air will return starting tomorrow. Your full weather is coming up in a bit.

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A man is dead following a logging accident in Clarendon. State police say it happened Wednesday Night on Walker Mountain Road. Authorities have not yet released the victim's name -- or details behind the accident.

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A hand-painted sign bidding farewell to Tropical Storm Irene -- has been stolen. The 6-foot-long wooden sign in West Hartford read "Goodnight Irene." It sat on a stone wall built as a monument to residents' who persevered during and after Irene. If you have any information -- call Vermont State Police.

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State police say a DUI stop -- put them on the trail of a serial burglar in Swanton. They say 34-year-old Eric Bartemy was arrested for DUI and DLS in late August--when they noticed items matching the description of previously reported stolen items -- at the scene. During a search of Bartemy's Swanton residence -- police say they recovered over ten thousand dollars worth of stolen items from numerous burgalraries in the Swanton area. Among the items-- guns--tools--jewelery and electronics.

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(00:08:08:00) (tile 9608) ((Cpl. George Rodriguez "all the property that we found so far appears to be within the Woods Hill Route 207 area and the burglaries occurred during the month of August so it looks like he had just started doing these burglaries and thats all he had." )) (00:08:25) State police say if you have been a victim of a burglary in that area during the month of August--contact them to see if some of your items have been recovered.

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We're learning new details this morning that weren't in the original police reports to the media about that accident involving the former director of the F-B-I. Louis Freeh's (FREE's) SUV went off the road and struck a tree last month in Barnard. A witness told investigators that Freeh's car crossed the centerline -- forcing two cars and a motorcycle to swerve out of the way. Police say they think Freeh fell asleep behind the wheel. He was airlifted to Dartmouth Hitchcock with serious injuries.

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A cold front is moving through today; this will trigger some developing showers this morning, which will taper off during the afternoon. Plan on a breezy day too, with highs of 66/73. Skies will average partly cloudy tonight. Northwest breezes at 5-15 mph will continue to drag in cooler air; overnight lows will reach 38/48. Friday will be a nice day but cool day, with just a few fair weather clouds popping up. Looking ahead, a weak upper-level disturbance will catch up with us on Saturday. This will bring us mostly cloudy skies with perhaps a few showers, mainly during the afternoon. Highs will only be around 60. Sunday will be a nicer day with partly cloudy skies. We'll hold onto the dry weather on Monday too. Another system will catch up to us on Tuesday with more clouds and the chance for showers.

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Good morning everyone ... You couldn't ask for a better fall afternoon wednesday... Especially for a doubleheader on the pitch as Middlebury... (((TRT: 1:57 OC: STANDARD)))

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(((We start with men's soccer, the Panthers playing host to in-state foe Norwich ... --- First half, Midd looking sharp... Off the throw in, it's Deklan Robinson keeping his team a header in this one... Sweet goal... Home team jumps out to a 2-0 lead... --- Could have been a lot worse but Cadets keeper Christian Hallstrom making some key saves between the pipes... --- Second half, now 3-0 ... Middlebury's Adam Glaser takes over... Off a deflected pass, he sends it over Hallstrom for his second of the game... Middlebury cruises to a 4-0 win over Norwich, a nice confidence boost after tying Amherst to open the season. ---------------------- ---------------------- ---------------------- ---------------------- --------------------- (((TRT: 16 OC: FOR SURE... Always a good test from this team, we didn't get to play them last year so it was great to see them. We have a big field so there were a lot of bodies flying everywhere and a lot of running. It was a nice confidence boost scoring goals. Kind of disappointing to tie Amherst so to score goals was good for sure.))) ---------------------- ---------------------- ---------------------- ---------------------- --------------------- After getting upset by Amherst on Sunday, the 24th-ranked Middlebury women's soccer team taking on Keene State... --- Panthers getting another tough test... Tied at 1 in the second half, Krystina Reynolds strikes a good ball but Owls keeper Victoria Crenson comes up big.. --- Then on the header try, Carter Talgo can't get it to go... Looks like a tie right? --- Not so fast, 84th minute... Katherine Hobbs sends a ball to Jamie Soroka, who breaks free... Oh yeah. It's a #1 single type shot... The game-winner as Middlebury fights back to down Keene State... 2-1, the final. In major league baseball news, Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia will have season-ending surgery later todat... Boston falling to Baltimore 10-6 yesterday... Meanwhile the Yankees topping Tampa Bay, 8-5. That's the sportswrap, I'm Dylan Scott, have a great day!)))

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President Obama says the U.S. "will hunt down terrorists who threaten our country, wherever they are." Obama laid out his plan to destroy the militant group Islamic State last night in a televised address, authorizing U.S. airstrikes inside Syria and expanded strikes in Iraq. He's also asking Congress to authorize the training and arming of the moderate Syrian opposition.

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((24 "I will not hesitate to take action against ISIL in Syria, as well as Iraq. This is a core principle of my presidency: if you threaten America, you will find no safe haven." 38 )) Obama says he wants Americans to understand that destroying the militant group will not involve returning U.S. combat troops to the Middle East.

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The nation will pause today to mark the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks. Family members of those killed will gather in this morning to read the names of the deceased at ground zero in New York. They'll pause four times: when each plane struck the World Trade Center and when each tower fell. The National September 11 Museum will be open, but the memorial plaza will be closed to the public for most of the day and only available to family members.

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After coming under fire -- the N-F-L says former F-B-I director Robert Mueller (MUH-lur) will lead an investigation into how the league handled evidence in the Ray Rice case. Key here will be whether anyone in the organization saw the video now seen by the world via T-M-Z Sports of Rice delivering a knock-out blow to his now-wife in an elevator. A law enforcement official says he sent a video to an NFL executive five months ago. Commissioner Roger Goodell has insisted the league didn't see the video until this week.

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New details about the accident involving another former director of the FBI. Louis Freeh's (FREE's) SUV went off the road and hit a tree last month in Barnard. A witness told investigators that Freeh's car crossed the centerline -- forcing two other cars and a motorcycle to swerve out of the way. That was not included in the original report to the media from state police. Police believe Freeh fell asleep behind the wheel. He was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

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Family and friends are remembering a Rutland girl -- who took her own life. They're also calling on community members to educate themselves about suicide and depression. Dozens attended a candlelight vigil at Rutland Middle School in honor of McKayla Frasier. Frasier died by suicide in August after hanging herself in her home. The group sang and shared memories and now her family is calling for suicide prevention efforts and support for those who may be suffering from depression. Wednesday would have been her 14th birthday.

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Finally this morning -- the director of the Space Weather Prediction Center says, "there's been a giant magnetic explosion on the sun." That's sending a big solar storm blasting toward Earth. It could arrive as soon as Friday, but the latest calculations show it's likely to just skim the planet without causing major problems. However, it is strong enough that it could cause fluctuations in the power grid and slight disturbances in satellites and radio transmissions.

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

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Yesterday was pretty mild again. It was also dry...but that is changing in a lot of spots today. A cold front is working through with some showers. The showers will wrap up later today, then temperatures will be much cooler for Friday and into the weekend.

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Gary Miller joins us this morning to talk about Writer Recovery: Writing workshop to get more people involved and get more stories. Organized an extensive writing workshop through the summer up there at recovery center Organizations for people in recovery (to hang, relax, safe place to go right out of treatment) Fred Holmes Expanded for people with photography Radio recordings of diaries Very successful Amazing stories - way to express their thoughts and stories Last September film premiered sept 27th - burlingtons recovery day Sepetmeber is national recovery month Worked with Burlington Labs For recovery day this year - had workshops during summer - and take that work and do staged reading for recovery day Duplicated with smaller versions Gary Miller runs this workshop at turning point in Burlington - every Wednesday all summer long 5:30-7:30 10-15 people every time Brought in writers to share their writings with people Idea is to tell these people you can be a writer - either professionally Tonight is final night Stan car mechanic been through bad times More healing in three months than ever before. Recovery day sept 20th in Burlington The Turning Point Center is located at 191 Bank Street on the 2nd floor Gary Miller -- writing coach for the workshop: garygmiller@mac.com


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