Thu 02-OCT-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. weather intro

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A search is underway this morning for a man police say went missing hunting moose. Vermont Police and rescue teams are searching Belvidere Center for 67-year-old David Mann. They say he was last seen in the woods last night with a group hunting moose. Mann left the party to go back to his house. The group says they found Mann's ATV empty -- in the same place he had left it... Mann has grey hair and blue eyes, and weighs 205 pounds. He was last seen wearing blue jeans and a blue shirt.

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As Vermonters get comfortable with the new hands free law --- we wanted to take a closer look at the people who will be tracking your moves. Keith McGilvery found out what troopers are looking for as they hit the road enforcing Vermont's newest law.

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State Trooper Dustin Robinson says Vermont's roads can be very dangerous. (( State Trooper Dustin Robinson 00:12:51:00 Distracted driving is a huge issue, we have seen a number of fatalities related to distracted driving.)) And people talking on their phones are often to blame. ((State Trooper Dustin Robinson 00:07:48:00 Usually what I see is lane issues and speed issues, basically the erratic driving.)) But Robinson hopes that will change now that Vermont's new hands-free law is in effect -- for drivers. Wednesday He took us on patrol along I-89 -- to give us a sense of what he'll be looking for. ((State Trooper Dustin Robinson 00:09:25:00 I'm probably at this point going to be looking for a device in hand.)) Under the new law cell phones, ipods, tablets and computers are all banned -- unless you have a hands-free system -- like a bluetooth. ((John Sullivan/Vergennes, VT 00:00:08:00 "I agree with the ban because of the safety issue but this is my mobile office and I can only use it when I'm stopped." 00:00:17:00)) Drivers say the new ban will only make Vermont roadways safer if there's teeth behind the new legislation. ((Sydney Durand/UVM Senior 00:14:05:00 "it's only going to be really effective if other Vermonters and law enforcement take it seriously as well."00:14:11:00)) The DMV's enforcement director says that's the plan. ((Glen Button/DMV Enforcement Division Director 00:00:21:00 "We're pretty confident that agencies will follow their policies, use good discretion and only be taking action for clear cut substantial violations of the law." 00:00:30:00)) Robinson's on board too and says he's been trained in what to watch out for on the road. He argues the new law isn't perfect but that it's a good place to start. ((State Trooper Dustin Robinson 00:10:31:00 The bill is a step in the right direction, I don't think it is perfect, it's got good intentions to reduce distracted driving, but by no means addresses everything, but it's a start, it is a step in the right direction.)) Robinson did write a ticket for a license plate and seatbelt violation Wednesday -- but as of mid-afternoon he had not spotted any drivers failing to go hands-free. ((KM channel 3.))

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New recommendations in a report on Vermont's Department for Children and Families. Acting secretary Harry Chen wants to add a total of 39 new staff members. Some of those are already on board--others will be added. The report also recommends enhancing parent education efforts -- bringing in outside experts to help decide custody issues -- and improving the transparency of DCF. That includes creating a permanent legislative oversight committee.

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(00:01:52) ((Harry Chen "DCF should strengthen its approach to integrated services rather than engage in major reorganizations aimed at splitting up the agency.")) (00:02:03) (00:16:55:19) ((Gov. Shumlin "We have to invest the dollars to do everything that we can to have A better chance at success in protecting our most vulnerable kids. We've seen too many tragedies, we've seen too many missed opportunities so we're going to take this report very very seriously.")) (00:17:07:15) Both a legislative committee and a citizens review board appointed by the governor--are also conducting reviews--and expected to weigh in.

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It's a case that has captivated Vermont since last summer and now, a decision about the man accused of crushing cruisers. Roger Pion of Newport will not go on trial for destroying multiple Orleans County cruisers. He was allegedly angry about mistreatment by police and an arrest for marijuana possession. At one point, he was found incompetent for trial- then a new psychiatric review found him ready. But now, Prosecutor Alan Franklin has decided not to prosecute. He says that he believes Pion was not competent when he crushed the cars.

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22 years after a deadly workplace shooting --- the woman who did it is being moved to a less restrictive mental health facility. Elizabeth Teague has been hospitalized for more than two decades for shooting four people in Bennington. One was killed. State mental health officials argued that other patients could be better served at the Brattleboro Retreat where there is a shortage of beds. A judge agreed. Now Teague is being moved to a facility in Middlesex.

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Her horse was shot and killed by a crossbow -- and now one Barton woman wants answers. Patricia Russell received a call from a neighbor Friday night that one of her horses was dead in a pasture. Russell suspects the animal was killed by a poacher who snuck onto her family farm. Russell says losing "Spud" was like losing a member of her family.

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(patricia Russell/Horse Killed 01:04:56)(("When you work with an animal, train an animal, ride an animal, you feed em twice a day, they become more than just an animal in the pasture...01:01:58 We believe they understood what they hit, but they just left him there to die.")) Anyone with information is asked to contact Vermont State Police.

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(anchors introduce gary) Local temps: lots of 50s NE clouds: lots of clouds, especially south NE temps/radar: lots of 50s, some showers south U.S. Clouds/radar: slow-moving system in northeast will be moving east; stronger frontal system in midwest will bring strong storms there. Forecast clouds/precip: clouds will slowly move out today, north to south. Friday looks good! But then the front in the midwest will bring rain here on Saturday.

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Today: Gradual clearing, north to south Highs: 62 to 68 Wind: Light & variable Tonight: Partly cloudy Patchy fog Lows: 42 to 52 Wind: Light Friday: Partly cloudy Turning breezy late Highs: 65 to 72 Wind: S 10 to 20 mph Extended: Saturday: Rain Windy early Lows: 45 to 55 Highs: 55 to 65 Sunday: Mix of sun & clouds Chance for showers Lows: 38 to 48 Highs: 50s Monday: Partly sunny Lows: 35 to 45 Highs: 55 to 65 Hyper-Extended: Tuesday: Mostly cloudy Showers Lows: 45 to 55 Highs: 60s Wednesday: Mostly cloudy Showers Lows: 45 to 55 Highs: 60s

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Texas hospital officials are admitting they mishandled the first U.S. Ebola case. We're learning that the hospital may have potentially put more people at risk - including a handful of school children. Anne Marie Green has that story and more in Worldwatch.

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A HANDFUL OF CHILDREN ARE AMONG A GROUP OF PEOPLE IN TEXAS BEING MONITORED FOR POSSIBLE EXPOSURE TO THE EBOLA VIRUS. TEXAS HEALTH PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL IN DALLAS SAYS THE LIBERIAN MAN WITH THE FIRST CASE OF EBOLA DIAGNOSED IN THE U.S. WAS SENT HOME THE FIRST TIME HE WENT TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM LAST FIRDAY. OFFICIALS SAY HE TOLD A NURSE HE HAD BEEN TO AFRICA, BUT WAS NOT ADMITTED UNTIL AN AMBULANCE BROUGHT HIM BACK TWO DAYS LATER. THE FIRST WOMAN TO LEAD THE U.S. SECRET SERVICE IS OUT OF A JOB THIS MORNING. JULIA PIERSON RESIGNED YESTERDAY AFTER A STRING OF SECURITY LAPSES, INCLUDING AN INCIDENT LAST MONTH IN WHICH A MAN CARRYING A KNIFE MADE IT ALL THE WAY INTO THE EAST ROOM OF THE WHITE HOUSE BEFORE BEING TACKLED. RETIRED SECRET SERVICE AGENT JOSEPH CLANCY WILL LEAD THE AGENCY TEMPORARILY. AND, A MASSIVE MANHUNT IS STILL UNDERWAY IN THE RUGGED TERRAIN OF THE POCONO MOUNTAINS FOR ACCUSED KILLER ERIC FREIN. HUNDREDS OF LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS ARE LOOKING FOR THE SELF-TAUGHT SURVIVALIST WANTED IN THE SHOOTING DEATH OF CORPORAL BRYON DICKSON ALMOST THREE WEEKS AGO. AS THE SEARCH INTENSIFIES, PENNSYLVANIA STATE POLICE SAY TWO TROOPERS WERE INJURED WEDNESDAY. THEY DID NOT REVEAL HOW THE TROOPERS WERE HURT. THOSE ARE SOME OF THE DAY'S TOP STORIES. ANNE-MARIE GREEN, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.

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There's a turf war brewing in Women's soccer. 40 international women soccer players filed a gender discrimiation lawsuit against FIFA -- the federation that oversees the world cup. It's all because at next year's World Cup in Canada, every game will be played -- for the first time in history -- on artificial turf. Many US team members are livid -- because the men will continue to play on real grass. The suit argues that even on the best artifical surface -- FIFA is QUOTE "devaluaing the women's dignity and self-respect" because it's never asked men to play on turf. Players say FIFA is treating women as second class athletes. Also -- that the turf is dangerous. They say turf changes how the game is played -- the ball roles and bounces differently -- you can't slide tackly like you're able to on grass... And players say natural grass is much easier on knees and akles.

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Four men have been arrested for hacking and and stealing more than 100 million dollars of software from the U.S Military and Microsoft. Federal investigators say the four men -- aged 18 to 28 -- stole training software for Apache helicopter pilots. They say the men also stole technical code for the XBox One and several of its games. Federal investigators have already seized over 600-thousand dollars the hackers made from selling the information.

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Fall means the retun return of pumpkin-flavored everything -- maybe thanks, in part, to Starbucks. The coffee chain introduced the Pumpkin Spice Latte about a decade ago. Since then, pumpkin sales have sky-rocketed and demand for pumpkin-flavored items keeps going up. In the last five years alone, the U-S Department of Agriculture says pumpkin sales have risen 34-percent. And sales for pumpkin-flavored foods and beverages increased 14-percent just last year. You can now get pumpkin-flavored everything -- from beer to beef jerkey.

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Almanac: Cool and damp yesterday, but officially no rain in Burlington Lake Champlain: low right now, but not terribly so for this time of year. NE clouds: lots of clouds, especially south NE temps/radar: lots of 50s, some showers south

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One of the oldest family businesses in Vermont is changing hands after 114 years. The new owners say, Bag Balm belongs in the same category as famous Vermont brands like Cabot or Burton. Here's Alex Apple.

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Few people even know what's in it. A greasy product that is as Vermont as Ben and Jerry's. (Shawna Wilkerson/Bag Balm Employee for 17 years 52:48)(("it is used for practically everything")) For 114 years -- it's been rubbed on everything from hands, feet to cow udders. (53:50 Shawna Wilkerson)(("Oh I use it mostly for my hands or dry feet.")) And after four generations of family ownership -- Bag Balm is under new leadership. The new CEO is John Packard -- a lifelong entrepreneur --but he's no stranger to the Green Mountains -- he went to UVM -- and is even in the sports Hall of Fame -- for his baseball career. Packard took over the company one week ago from Barbara Allen Norris -- whose grandfather founded the company in 1899. (42:30 John Packard/New CEO)(("We bring a marketing and advertising approach to things, retail.")) Packard wants to get Bag Balm into more national chains like Lowe's or Home Depot. Bag Balm has never marketed itself for human use -- yet people started using it for healing cuts or skin care. (52:51 Shawna Wilkerson)(("You'd be amazed at some of the things people use bag balm for.")) (42:13 John Packard/New CEO)(("Kind of looked at it as an orphan; it's a one hit wonder.")) But Packard plans to take this one-hit wonder and hit for the cycle. (43:28 John Packard/New CEO)(("I could see us having a family of 15 or 20 products.")) (53:22 Shawna Wilkerson)(("Q:Are you excited about this change? SHAWNA: Yes -- cause they have got some great things that they're planning to do.")) Packard says like Burts Bees expanded past Lip Balm -- Bag Balm can follow suit -- one possible new product: lipstick underliner. But first, new ownership must seek the FDA's seal of approval -- something Bag Balm has never had. (44:58 John Packard)(("It is a significant expense, but without FDA approval, we can't make claims for certain things like antiseptic.")) Change is on the horizon -- but one label on Bag Balm will stick: Made in Vermont. (48:38 John Packard)(("There is a cache about Vermont products. If Bag Balm was made in Illinois I'm not sure, it would have the same cache as made in Vermont.")) ((oN Cam tag: Packard say Bag Balm will keep the same formula but they will also explore different packaging as they market the product for new uses. We asked what Bag Balm sold for, but Packard says that will remain private.")) Packard say Bag Balm will keep the same formula but they will explore different packaging as they market the product for new uses. We asked what Bag Balm sold for, but Packard says that will remain private.

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In the headlines this morning: DOG ABUSE --- we take a closer look at a case that has shocked a Vermont community. STOLEN MONEY --- a motel bookkeeper is heading to prison. Search-- rescue teams search for missing hunter...

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But before we get to those stories -- let's take a quick look at how the weather is shaping up this morning.

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A search is underway this morning for a man police say went missing hunting moose. Vermont Police and rescue teams are searching Belvidere Center for 67-year-old David Mann. They say he was last seen in the woods last night with a group hunting moose. Mann left the party to go back to his house. The group says they found Mann's ATV empty -- in the same place he had left it... Mann has grey hair and blue eyes, and weighs 205 pounds. He was last seen wearing blue jeans and a blue shirt.

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It's a case of animal abuse --- so bad --- even rescuers say, they haven't seen abuse this bad in twenty years. Investigators are looking into the possibility that twenty pitbulls were being used for dog fights. We want to warn you that some of these images may be disturbing to see. Here's Elizabeth Keating.

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Rotting, decaying flesh, missing body parts and pit bulls in misery. This is what investigators say they found last week when they responded to a report of animal cruelty at the home of Bennington man Dereck Jensen. ((Erica Marthage/Bennington County State's Attorney 02:20:31:18 This level of cruelty is difficult to imagine 02:20:36:00)) The Bennington County State's Attorney's office has charged the 38-year-old with 11 counts related to animal abuse. He appeared in court Wednesday. It's not his first run in with the law. Jensen was evicted from this Bennington home on East Road after neighbors complained of his 20 dogs making noise and other issues. Prosecutors say he abandoned 12 pit bulls at the home and his girlfriend, Kristin Walczak, took 9 with them to a new home. 5 of those needed to be euthanized after they were discovered last week. ((Erica Marthage/Bennington County State's Attorney 02:12:52:26 The veterinarians that examined them determined that they were in a great amount of pain and suffering - to the point where being able to provide any kind of medical treatment, it was too late. 02:13:06:22)) 4 puppies were taken to an animal shelter. ((Cydney Cross/Out of the Pits 0313, and one of the fosters that we took them, they were some of the worst puppies we've taken condition wise 0322, in 20 yrs 0323)) Due to the nature of the injuries, investigators say they suspect dog fighting. ((Erica Marthage/Bennington County State's Attorney :58 one of the dogs had a hole in the top of its skull that was seeping that would be consistent with dog fighting. 02:15:05:05)) Marthage says the dog fighting issue is still being investigated and there could be possible charges for that. Jensen is being held without bail, but that is for charges related to his behavior when he was being evicted from the East Road home. Bail was offered in the animal cruelty case. His girlfriend Kristin Walczak is also facing charges related to animal cruelty but has not yet appeared in court. ((EK Channel 3 News))

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A Barnard embezzler is heading to prison. Pamela Smith was sentenced to 15 months after pleading guilty to taking more than 200-thousand dollars from the Shire Riverview Motel in Woodstock. Prosecutors say over a period of four years the former bookkeeper was depositing unauthorized checks into her own account. Smith has already repaid more than 120-thousand dollars.

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A Clarendon woman is accused of trying to lure a teen into having sex. State Police say 25-year-old Tiffany Pagan of Clarendon used her position as a peer educator in the Rutland school system to form a relationship with a 15-year-old boy .. That included sexual messages over Facebook -- and allowing the boy to sleep at her home. Pagan was cited into court on a charge of child luring.

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New rules for selling raw milk -- are now in effect. -- and dairy farmers who sell the unpasteruized milk are crying foul. At a press conference Wednesday, they said the new testing procedures will add unreasonable costs for farmers -- and will not produce a better product for consumers.

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(3:44) ((Andrea Stander/Rural Vermont: We had a successful amendment to the raw milk law last spring from the legislature which allow these tier two farmers to deliver their milk to their customers at farmer's markets which has opened up some economic opportunity for this part of the agricultural economy. This policy goes exactly in the opposite direction.")) The law also includes regulations for inspection, registration, testing and bottling. Vermont's Agency of Agriculture says raw milk is becoming more popular -- and the new policies are needed to make sure consumers have the best information on the quality and safety -- of raw milk.

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(anchors introduce gary) Local temps: lots of 50s NE clouds: lots of clouds, especially south NE temps/radar: lots of 50s, some showers south U.S. Clouds/radar: slow-moving system in northeast will be moving east; stronger frontal system in midwest will bring strong storms there. Forecast clouds/precip: clouds will slowly move out today, north to south. Friday looks good! But then the front in the midwest will bring rain here on Saturday.

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Today: Gradual clearing, north to south Highs: 62 to 68 Wind: Light & variable Tonight: Partly cloudy Patchy fog Lows: 42 to 52 Wind: Light Friday: Partly cloudy Turning breezy late Highs: 65 to 72 Wind: S 10 to 20 mph Extended: Saturday: Rain Windy early Lows: 45 to 55 Highs: 55 to 65 Sunday: Mix of sun & clouds Chance for showers Lows: 38 to 48 Highs: 50s Monday: Partly sunny Lows: 35 to 45 Highs: 55 to 65 Hyper-Extended: Tuesday: Mostly cloudy Showers Lows: 45 to 55 Highs: 60s Wednesday: Mostly cloudy Showers Lows: 45 to 55 Highs: 60s

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(((A documentary chronicling the historic career of Thunder Road co-owner Ken Squire will air tomorrow night on Vermont Public access. We got a sneak peak of the film along with the man himself. Look for that story tomorrow night at 6. Squire will be on hand Sunday for the annual Milk Bowl in Barre. This event has come a long way since it's inception 52 years ago, not only with the increased number of drivers in the field, but also the competitiveness of the drivers. Lowest score wins in this 3 segment race in which 30 cars will take to the highbanks. (((Tom Curley/"Most of the Milk Bowls were won with less than 10 points, a single digit. But in this generation, the drivers with these cars, almost every Milk Bowl is now a double digit win and that makes it exciting, with all those teams, because you never know who's going to win it until the end."))) --- Jay Peak's bryan smith had the low round of the day yesterday at the u.s. men's golf state team championship in French Lick, Indiana. Smith shot a 68 in the second round. the vermont team comprised of smith, eric lajeunesse and garren poirier are tied for 11th heading into today's final round. --- The Dartmouth football team begins IVY league play this Saturday afternoon at home against Penn. The Big Green are coming off a blowout loss at New Hampshire over the weekend in the Granite Bowl. The Wildcats are a top 5 team, so while Dartmouth wasn't expected to come away with the victory, the team would have liked a better effort than the 52-19 score indicated. --- (((Buddy Teevens/"We feel like we're a better team having that opportunity. Certainly mistakes were made that we can make against a good team, let alone any team. But it was a learning process for us. We came away healthy, which is huge. We've got some guys coming back that had been injured and again, the IVY league opener is just tremendously important to us."))) --- Tonight at 6 we preview our Friday Football Frenzy focus game, Woodstock traveling to Winooski in a pivitol D-3 showdown. That's it for now, Scott Fleishman, channel 3 sports, have a great day.")))

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

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A search is underway this morning for a man police say went missing hunting moose. Vermont Police and rescue teams are searching Belvidere Center for 67-year-old David Mann. They say he was last seen in the woods last night with a group hunting moose. Mann left the party to go back to his house. The group says they found Mann's ATV empty -- in the same place he had left it... Mann has grey hair and blue eyes, and weighs 205 pounds. He was last seen wearing blue jeans and a blue shirt.

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Her horse was shot and killed by a crossbow -- and now one Barton woman wants answers. Patricia Russell received a call from a neighbor Friday night that one of her horses was dead lying in a pasture. Russell suspects the animal was killed by a poacher who snuck onto her family farm. Russell says losing "Spud" was like losing a member of her family.

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(patricia Russell/Horse Killed 01:04:56)(("When you work with an animal, train an animal, ride an animal, you feed em twice a day, they become more than just an animal in the pasture...01:01:58 We believe they understood what they hit, but they just left him there to die.")) Anyone with information is asked to contact Vermont State Police.

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Texas hospital officials are now admitting that they mishandled the first U-S Ebola case and school children may have been exposed. Doctors at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital say, when the Ebola patient first came to the emergency room last Friday, he told medical staff he was visiting from Liberia. The patient was sent home and returned two days later with worse symptoms. Officials say the patient had contact with five school age students who went to school this week. They are now being monitored at home. C-D-C experts are going door-to-door looking for anyone who had contact with the patient last week.

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The director of the Secret Service is out of a job this morning -- following security lapses at the White House. Julia Pierson offered her resignation -- one day after her appearance before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. The hearing focused on the recent breaches in security -- namely, the former U-S soldier who jumped a White House fence last month -- and entered the executive mansion. Pierson had worked at the Secret Service for 30 years.

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In northern Iraq, Kurdish forces seized a border crossing and several villages from ISIS fighters Wednesday -- one of the biggest successes since U-S led forces began striking ISIS targets. But Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is concerned about increase calls from Washington to put American troops on the ground. (tc 00:30:57:00-31:15) ((Sen. Bernie Sanders/I-Vermont: I think ... I think that is enough.)) Sanders again called for Middle East countries to do more to fight ISIS. He says if ground troops are needed, countries like Saudi Arabia should be supplying them.

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The three Afghanistan National Army officers, who disappeared during a training exercise on Cape Cod, are afraid they'll be killed if they're sent home. The Afghan soldiers were detained trying to cross into Canada at Niagara Falls. They're being held at a federal detention center and are seeking asylum.

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

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NE clouds: lots of clouds, especially south NE temps/radar: lots of 50s, some showers south

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Jasper Goodman joins us this morning --- - the defending World Series champions staggered to a 71-91 record, finishing in last place in the American League East. What do they have to do to get it together next season? - What did you think of the send off the Sox gave Derek Jeter? - What are you expecting out of the post season? Who's your pick to win it all?

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State Police say, a missing hunter has been found. They say, after spending the night looking for him, 67-year-old David Mann has been found. Police say, he was out hunting moose with a group when he decided to head home. Later, they say, Mann's ATV was found and he was nowhere to be seen. This all happened in the Belvidere Center area.

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Her horse was shot and killed by a crossbow -- and now one Barton woman wants answers. Patricia Russell received a call from a neighbor Friday night that one of her horses was dead in a pasture. Russell suspects the animal was killed by a poacher who snuck onto her family farm. Anyone with information is asked to contact Vermont State Police.

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New recommendations in a report on Vermont's Department for Children and Families. Acting secretary Harry Chen wants to add a total of 39 new staff members. Some of those are already on board--others will be added. The report also recommends enhancing parent education efforts -- bringing in outside experts to help decide custody issues -- and improving the transparency of DCF. That includes creating a permanent legislative oversight committee.

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(00:01:52) ((Harry Chen "DCF should strengthen its approach to integrated services rather than engage in major reorganizations aimed at splitting up the agency.")) (00:02:03) (00:16:55:19) ((Gov. Shumlin "We have to invest the dollars to do everything that we can to have A better chance at success in protecting our most vulnerable kids. We've seen too many tragedies, we've seen too many missed opportunities so we're going to take this report very very seriously.")) (00:17:07:15) Both a legislative committee and a citizens review board appointed by the governor--are also conducting reviews--and expected to weigh in.

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A Barnard embezzler is heading to prison. Pamela Smith was sentenced to 15 months after pleading guilty to taking more than 200-thousand dollars from the Shire Riverview Motel in Woodstock. Prosecutors say over a period of four years the former bookkeeper was depositing unauthorized checks into her own account. Smith has already repaid more than 120-thousand dollars.

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It's October -- and visions of Halloween costumes may be running through your head --- but some people need you to start thinking about a different holiday! This is the time of year that Burlington's Church Street Marketplace starts its search for the perfect Christmas Tree! The tree must be between 35 and 45 feet tall, preferably a Blue Spruce and located near Burlington. You may want to go outside and check and see if you have that perfect tree for the top of Church Street!

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7-day forecast: slowly clearing out today, north to south. Nice day on Friday. Rainy, cooler Saturday. Cool Sunday with a few, scattered showers. Dry Monday. Unsettled with occasional showers mid-week.

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Good morning it's 5:00 -- I'm ... And I'm ... Gary Sadowsky starts us off this morning with quick check on the weather. weather intro

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As Vermonters get comfortable with the new hands free law --- we wanted to take a closer look at the people who will be tracking your moves. Keith McGilvery found out what troopers are looking for as they hit the road enforcing Vermont's newest law.

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State Trooper Dustin Robinson says Vermont's roads can be very dangerous. (( State Trooper Dustin Robinson 00:12:51:00 Distracted driving is a huge issue, we have seen a number of fatalities related to distracted driving.)) And people talking on their phones are often to blame. ((State Trooper Dustin Robinson 00:07:48:00 Usually what I see is lane issues and speed issues, basically the erratic driving.)) But Robinson hopes that will change now that Vermont's new hands-free law is in effect -- for drivers. Wednesday He took us on patrol along I-89 -- to give us a sense of what he'll be looking for. ((State Trooper Dustin Robinson 00:09:25:00 I'm probably at this point going to be looking for a device in hand.)) Under the new law cell phones, ipods, tablets and computers are all banned -- unless you have a hands-free system -- like a bluetooth. ((John Sullivan/Vergennes, VT 00:00:08:00 "I agree with the ban because of the safety issue but this is my mobile office and I can only use it when I'm stopped." 00:00:17:00)) Drivers say the new ban will only make Vermont roadways safer if there's teeth behind the new legislation. ((Sydney Durand/UVM Senior 00:14:05:00 "it's only going to be really effective if other Vermonters and law enforcement take it seriously as well."00:14:11:00)) The DMV's enforcement director says that's the plan. ((Glen Button/DMV Enforcement Division Director 00:00:21:00 "We're pretty confident that agencies will follow their policies, use good discretion and only be taking action for clear cut substantial violations of the law." 00:00:30:00)) Robinson's on board too and says he's been trained in what to watch out for on the road. He argues the new law isn't perfect but that it's a good place to start. ((State Trooper Dustin Robinson 00:10:31:00 The bill is a step in the right direction, I don't think it is perfect, it's got good intentions to reduce distracted driving, but by no means addresses everything, but it's a start, it is a step in the right direction.)) Robinson did write a ticket for a license plate and seatbelt violation Wednesday -- but as of mid-afternoon he had not spotted any drivers failing to go hands-free. ((KM channel 3.))

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New recommendations in a report on Vermont's Department for Children and Families. Acting secretary Harry Chen wants to add a total of 39 new staff members. Some of those are already on board--others will be added. The report also recommends enhancing parent education efforts -- bringing in outside experts to help decide custody issues -- and improving the transparency of DCF. That includes creating a permanent legislative oversight committee.

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(00:01:52) ((Harry Chen "DCF should strengthen its approach to integrated services rather than engage in major reorganizations aimed at splitting up the agency.")) (00:02:03) (00:16:55:19) ((Gov. Shumlin "We have to invest the dollars to do everything that we can to have A better chance at success in protecting our most vulnerable kids. We've seen too many tragedies, we've seen too many missed opportunities so we're going to take this report very very seriously.")) (00:17:07:15) Both a legislative committee and a citizens review board appointed by the governor--are also conducting reviews--and expected to weigh in.

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It's a case that has captivated Vermont since last summer and now, a decision about the man accused of crushing cruisers. Roger Pion of Newport will not go on trial for destroying multiple Orleans County cruisers. He was allegedly angry about mistreatment by police and an arrest for marijuana possession. At one point, he was found incompetent for trial- then a new psychiatric review found him ready. But now, Prosecutor Alan Franklin has decided not to prosecute. He says that he believes Pion was not competent when he crushed the cars.

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22 years after a deadly workplace shooting --- the woman who did it is being moved to a less restrictive mental health facility. Elizabeth Teague has been hospitalized for more than two decades for shooting four people in Bennington. One was killed. State mental health officials argued that other patients could be better served at the Brattleboro Retreat where there is a shortage of beds. A judge agreed. Now Teague is being moved to a facility in Middlesex.

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Her horse was shot and killed by a crossbow -- and now one Barton woman wants answers. Patricia Russell received a call from a neighbor Friday night that one of her horses was dead in a pasture. Russell suspects the animal was killed by a poacher who snuck onto her family farm. Russell says losing "Spud" was like losing a member of her family.

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(patricia Russell/Horse Killed 01:04:56)(("When you work with an animal, train an animal, ride an animal, you feed em twice a day, they become more than just an animal in the pasture...01:01:58 We believe they understood what they hit, but they just left him there to die.")) Anyone with information is asked to contact Vermont State Police.

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(anchors introduce gary) Local temps: lots of 50s NE clouds: lots of clouds, especially south NE temps/radar: lots of 50s, some showers south U.S. Clouds/radar: slow-moving system in northeast will be moving east; stronger frontal system in midwest will bring strong storms there. Forecast clouds/precip: clouds will slowly move out today, north to south. Friday looks good! But then the front in the midwest will bring rain here on Saturday.

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Today: Gradual clearing, north to south Highs: 62 to 68 Wind: Light & variable Tonight: Partly cloudy Patchy fog Lows: 42 to 52 Wind: Light Friday: Partly cloudy Turning breezy late Highs: 65 to 72 Wind: S 10 to 20 mph Extended: Saturday: Rain Windy early Lows: 45 to 55 Highs: 55 to 65 Sunday: Mix of sun & clouds Chance for showers Lows: 38 to 48 Highs: 50s Monday: Partly sunny Lows: 35 to 45 Highs: 55 to 65 Hyper-Extended: Tuesday: Mostly cloudy Showers Lows: 45 to 55 Highs: 60s Wednesday: Mostly cloudy Showers Lows: 45 to 55 Highs: 60s

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Texas hospital officials are admitting they mishandled the first U.S. Ebola case. A man unknowingly brought the virus here from West Africa where thousands have died from the outbreak. Now we're learning that the hospital may have potentially put more people at risk - including a handful of school children. Omar Villafranca reports from Dallas.

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(PKG) -nats- Some parents in Dallas say they won't send their kids to school today after hearing five students in the area are being monitored at home for signs of the Ebola virus. Health officials believe they're among 12 to 18 people who may have had contact - with the first patient diagnosed with the disease in the U-S. (SOT Supt. Mike Miles/DISD Supt.) THE STUDENTS DIDN'T HAVE ANY SYMPTOMS AND SO THE ODDS OF THEM PASSING ON ANY SORT OF VIRUS IS VERY LOW. Health officials are also monitoring the Ivy apartment complex. Paramedics transported the patient -- identified by CBS Dallas station KTVT as Thomas Eric Duncan -- from an apartment there. (SOT Toni Gomez/tenant) IT CONCERNS US, WHAT'S GOING ON SO THE KIDS DON'T GET SICK. (STANDUP) Federal health officials are now trying figure out why medical staff here at Texas Health initially released the infected patient when he first fell ill. (GFX) Duncan originally went to the hospital on September 26th, complaining of fever and abdominal pains...a week after flying in from Liberia. A nurse, reading from an Ebola checklist, asked if he had traveled from Africa. He answered yes but was released anyway. (SOT Dr. Robert Glatter/ ) IT'S A KEY HALLMARK OF A TRIAGE PROCESS -- IS WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN, ALONG WITH HAVING THESE SYMPTOMS AND HOW LONG HAVE THEY BEEN DEVELOPING FOR. Duncan was admitted to Texas Health two days later...where he remains in isolation. Omar Villafranca CBS News Dallas.

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The Rhode Island Health Department says a child with the enterovirus has died. Health officials confirm that the 10-year-old girl died last week -- from complications of a rare combination of a staph infection and the enterovirus 68 virus. The Cumberland girl was taken to a Children's Hospital in Providence when her parents noticed she was having trouble breathing. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the virus has been confirmed in 472 people in 41 states and the District of Columbia. Three other patients also died in September. But federal health officials say they're unsure of what role the virus played in their deaths.

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Police say an animal control officer in Upstate New York was hoarding hundreds of dogs and cats. More than 250 animals have been rescued from the home of Susan Snavlin. Officers found 226 dogs and 26 cats living together in small cages. The animal control officer has been charged with animal cruelty. Officials say the animals are in good health -- but need to bathed, groomed and vaccinated before they can be adopted. The organization estimates it could cost more than 30-thousand dollars to take care of all the dogs.

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Sandy Hook Elementary School was evacuated -- after a bomb threat. Police in Connecticut say the threat was called in at 9:30 Wednesday morning. The school building and grounds were checked and no evidence of a bomb was found. In 2012, a gunman killed 20 first-grade students and six educators at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. The students resumed classes in the neighboring town of Monroe, also called Sandy Hook Elementary. The original school was torn down last year.

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There's a turf war brewing in Women's soccer. 40 international women soccer players filed a gender discrimiation lawsuit against FIFA -- the federation that oversees the world cup. It's all because at next year's World Cup in Canada, every game will be played -- for the first time in history -- on artificial turf. Many US team members are livid -- because the men will continue to play on real grass. The suit argues that even on the best artifical surface -- FIFA is QUOTE "devaluaing the women's dignity and self-respect" because it's never asked men to play on turf. Players say FIFA is treating women as second class athletes. Also -- that the turf is dangerous. They say turf changes how the game is played -- the ball roles and bounces differently -- you can't slide tackly like you're able to on grass... And players say natural grass is much easier on knees and akles.

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Four men have been arrested for hacking and and stealing more than 100 million dollars of software from the U.S Military and Microsoft. Federal investigators say the four men -- aged 18 to 28 -- stole training software for Apache helicopter pilots. They say the men also stole technical code for the XBox One and several of its games. Federal investigators have already seized over 600-thousand dollars the hackers made from selling the information.

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Fall means the retun return of pumpkin-flavored everything -- maybe thanks, in part, to Starbucks. The coffee chain introduced the Pumpkin Spice Latte about a decade ago. Since then, pumpkin sales have sky-rocketed and demand for pumpkin-flavored items keeps going up. In the last five years alone, the U-S Department of Agriculture says pumpkin sales have risen 34-percent. And sales for pumpkin-flavored foods and beverages increased 14-percent just last year. You can now get pumpkin-flavored everything -- from beer to beef jerkey.

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Almanac: Cool and damp yesterday, but officially no rain in Burlington Lake Champlain: low right now, but not terribly so for this time of year. NE clouds: lots of clouds, especially south NE temps/radar: lots of 50s, some showers south

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Researchers link a woman's mood to dementia and why teen pregnancy rates are dropping. Eboni Williams as some of the day's top health stories.

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A new study finds teen pregnancies and abortions drop dramatically when free birth control is available. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine studied hundreds of teens over five years. They found when teens had access to contraceptives, pregnancy rates fell from 16% to 3% . There were similar drops in teen birth rates and abortions British researchers have a new target in the battle to treat asthma brought on by colds. They have discovered a small molecule may play a central role in how viral infections trigger asthma attacks. Scientists hope their finding will lead to better treatments Middle age women who are easily distressed could be at increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. That's according to a study in Sweden that followed 800 women for 38 years. Researchers found women who worried, were jealous or moody were more likely to develop dementia. Those are some of the day's top health stories. Eboni Williams, CBS News, New York

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In the headlines this morning: DOG ABUSE --- we take a closer look at a case that has shocked a Vermont community. STOLEN MONEY --- a motel bookkeeper is heading to prison. and --- TIS THE SEASON! --- the search for Burlington's Christmas tree starts now!

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But before we get to those stories -- let's take a quick look at how the weather is shaping up this morning.

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It's a case of animal abuse --- so bad --- even rescuers say, they haven't seen abuse this bad in twenty years. Investigators are looking into the possibility that twenty pitbulls were being used for dog fights. We want to warn you that some of these images may be disturbing to see. Here's Elizabeth Keating.

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Rotting, decaying flesh, missing body parts and pit bulls in misery. This is what investigators say they found last week when they responded to a report of animal cruelty at the home of Bennington man Dereck Jensen. ((Erica Marthage/Bennington County State's Attorney 02:20:31:18 This level of cruelty is difficult to imagine 02:20:36:00)) The Bennington County State's Attorney's office has charged the 38-year-old with 11 counts related to animal abuse. He appeared in court Wednesday. It's not his first run in with the law. Jensen was evicted from this Bennington home on East Road after neighbors complained of his 20 dogs making noise and other issues. Prosecutors say he abandoned 12 pit bulls at the home and his girlfriend, Kristin Walczak, took 9 with them to a new home. 5 of those needed to be euthanized after they were discovered last week. ((Erica Marthage/Bennington County State's Attorney 02:12:52:26 The veterinarians that examined them determined that they were in a great amount of pain and suffering - to the point where being able to provide any kind of medical treatment, it was too late. 02:13:06:22)) 4 puppies were taken to an animal shelter. ((Cydney Cross/Out of the Pits 0313, and one of the fosters that we took them, they were some of the worst puppies we've taken condition wise 0322, in 20 yrs 0323)) Due to the nature of the injuries, investigators say they suspect dog fighting. ((Erica Marthage/Bennington County State's Attorney :58 one of the dogs had a hole in the top of its skull that was seeping that would be consistent with dog fighting. 02:15:05:05)) Marthage says the dog fighting issue is still being investigated and there could be possible charges for that. Jensen is being held without bail, but that is for charges related to his behavior when he was being evicted from the East Road home. Bail was offered in the animal cruelty case. His girlfriend Kristin Walczak is also facing charges related to animal cruelty but has not yet appeared in court. ((EK Channel 3 News))

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A Barnard embezzler is heading to prison. Pamela Smith was sentenced to 15 months after pleading guilty to taking more than 200-thousand dollars from the Shire Riverview Motel in Woodstock. Prosecutors say over a period of four years the former bookkeeper was depositing unauthorized checks into her own account. Smith has already repaid more than 120-thousand dollars.

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It may be October and visions of Halloween costumes are running through your head --- but some people need you to start thinking about a different holiday! This is the time of year that Burlington's Church Street Marketplace starts its search for the perfect Christmas Tree! The tree must be between 35 and 45 feet tall, preferably a Blue Spruce and located near Burlington. You may want to go outside and check and see if you have that perfect tree for the top of Church Street!

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A Clarendon woman is accused of trying to lure a teen into having sex. State Police say 25-year-old Tiffany Pagan of Clarendon used her position as a peer educator in the Rutland school system to form a relationship with a 15-year-old boy .. That included sexual messages over Facebook -- and allowing the boy to sleep at her home. Pagan was cited into court on a charge of child luring.

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There is outcry in Vermont after a man convicted of killing a police officer has been selected to deliver the commencement address at Goddard College. Students selected Mumia Abu-Jamal -- the 60-year-old Pennslyvania man convicted of gunning down a Philadelphia police officer in 19-81. Abu-Jamal claims he was wrongly convicted by a racist judicial system. His commencement remarks will be pre-recorded. And Goddard is proud of its pick -- saying it highlights students' radical thinking. Vermont State Police spoke to the officer's widow. They call the school's decision disgraceful.

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New rules for selling raw milk -- are now in effect. -- and dairy farmers who sell the unpasteruized milk are crying foul. At a press conference Wednesday, they said the new testing procedures will add unreasonable costs for farmers -- and will not produce a better product for consumers.

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(3:44) ((Andrea Stander/Rural Vermont: We had a successful amendment to the raw milk law last spring from the legislature which allow these tier two farmers to deliver their milk to their customers at farmer's markets which has opened up some economic opportunity for this part of the agricultural economy. This policy goes exactly in the opposite direction.")) The law also includes regulations for inspection, registration, testing and bottling. Vermont's Agency of Agriculture says raw milk is becoming more popular -- and the new policies are needed to make sure consumers have the best information on the quality and safety -- of raw milk.

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(anchors introduce gary) Local temps: lots of 50s NE clouds: lots of clouds, especially south NE temps/radar: lots of 50s, some showers south U.S. Clouds/radar: slow-moving system in northeast will be moving east; stronger frontal system in midwest will bring strong storms there. Forecast clouds/precip: clouds will slowly move out today, north to south. Friday looks good! But then the front in the midwest will bring rain here on Saturday.

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One of the oldest family businesses in Vermont is changing hands after 114 years. The new owners say, Bag Balm belongs in the same category as famous Vermont brands like Cabot or Burton. Here's Alex Apple.

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Few people even know what's in it. A greasy product that is as Vermont as Ben and Jerry's. (Shawna Wilkerson/Bag Balm Employee for 17 years 52:48)(("it is used for practically everything")) For 114 years -- it's been rubbed on everything from hands, feet to cow udders. (53:50 Shawna Wilkerson)(("Oh I use it mostly for my hands or dry feet.")) And after four generations of family ownership -- Bag Balm is under new leadership. The new CEO is John Packard -- a lifelong entrepreneur --but he's no stranger to the Green Mountains -- he went to UVM -- and is even in the sports Hall of Fame -- for his baseball career. Packard took over the company one week ago from Barbara Allen Norris -- whose grandfather founded the company in 1899. (42:30 John Packard/New CEO)(("We bring a marketing and advertising approach to things, retail.")) Packard wants to get Bag Balm into more national chains like Lowe's or Home Depot. Bag Balm has never marketed itself for human use -- yet people started using it for healing cuts or skin care. (52:51 Shawna Wilkerson)(("You'd be amazed at some of the things people use bag balm for.")) (42:13 John Packard/New CEO)(("Kind of looked at it as an orphan; it's a one hit wonder.")) But Packard plans to take this one-hit wonder and hit for the cycle. (43:28 John Packard/New CEO)(("I could see us having a family of 15 or 20 products.")) (53:22 Shawna Wilkerson)(("Q:Are you excited about this change? SHAWNA: Yes -- cause they have got some great things that they're planning to do.")) Packard says like Burts Bees expanded past Lip Balm -- Bag Balm can follow suit -- one possible new product: lipstick underliner. But first, new ownership must seek the FDA's seal of approval -- something Bag Balm has never had. (44:58 John Packard)(("It is a significant expense, but without FDA approval, we can't make claims for certain things like antiseptic.")) Change is on the horizon -- but one label on Bag Balm will stick: Made in Vermont. (48:38 John Packard)(("There is a cache about Vermont products. If Bag Balm was made in Illinois I'm not sure, it would have the same cache as made in Vermont.")) ((oN Cam tag: Packard say Bag Balm will keep the same formula but they will also explore different packaging as they market the product for new uses. We asked what Bag Balm sold for, but Packard says that will remain private.")) Packard say Bag Balm will keep the same formula but they will explore different packaging as they market the product for new uses. We asked what Bag Balm sold for, but Packard says that will remain private.

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(((A documentary chronicling the historic career of Thunder Road co-owner Ken Squire will air tomorrow night on Vermont Public access. We got a sneak peak of the film along with the man himself. Look for that story tomorrow night at 6. Squire will be on hand Sunday for the annual Milk Bowl in Barre. This event has come a long way since it's inception 52 years ago, not only with the increased number of drivers in the field, but also the competitiveness of the drivers. Lowest score wins in this 3 segment race in which 30 cars will take to the highbanks. (((Tom Curley/"Most of the Milk Bowls were won with less than 10 points, a single digit. But in this generation, the drivers with these cars, almost every Milk Bowl is now a double digit win and that makes it exciting, with all those teams, because you never know who's going to win it until the end."))) --- Jay Peak's bryan smith had the low round of the day yesterday at the u.s. men's golf state team championship in French Lick, Indiana. Smith shot a 68 in the second round. the vermont team comprised of smith, eric lajeunesse and garren poirier are tied for 11th heading into today's final round. --- The Dartmouth football team begins IVY league play this Saturday afternoon at home against Penn. The Big Green are coming off a blowout loss at New Hampshire over the weekend in the Granite Bowl. The Wildcats are a top 5 team, so while Dartmouth wasn't expected to come away with the victory, the team would have liked a better effort than the 52-19 score indicated. --- (((Buddy Teevens/"We feel like we're a better team having that opportunity. Certainly mistakes were made that we can make against a good team, let alone any team. But it was a learning process for us. We came away healthy, which is huge. We've got some guys coming back that had been injured and again, the IVY league opener is just tremendously important to us."))) --- Tonight at 6 we preview our Friday Football Frenzy focus game, Woodstock traveling to Winooski in a pivitol D-3 showdown. That's it for now, Scott Fleishman, channel 3 sports, have a great day.")))

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NE clouds: lots of clouds, especially south NE temps/radar: lots of 50s, some showers south

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A program at the University of Vermont works to provide middle schools with high tech gadgets as teaching tools. And the influx of even more cash -- means the program is expanding -- to more Vermont classrooms. Logan Crawford reports.

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Ben Craig is in 7th grade. He says he likes learning on a screen rather than on paper. (TC 00:21:45:22 Tile 4010) ((Ben Craig/People's Academy "Everybody has their own iPad that they bring home and charge every night and then bring it back to school to use it to learn." 00:21:52:00)) University of Vermont's Tarrant Institute works with middle schools in across the state to keep students motivated -- using technology. (TC 00:11:41:04 Tile 3995) ((Penny Bishop/Tarrant Institute Director "Teachers, parents and students report improved student engagement, participation, attendance, and behavior." 00:11:48:14)) The Tarrant Foundation is giving 5 million dollars to the Tarrant Institute -- to bring technology-based learning to more Vermont middle school classrooms. The Institute says half of all dropouts can be predicted as early as middle school -- and studies show 7th, 8th and 9th graders are more interested in technology based learning than students in their elementary years. (TC 00:18:41:09 Tile 4008) ((Penny Bishop/Tarrant Institute Director "These funds will in fact help us in the next 5 years reach 60 schools and compared to our 15 right now we just think thats amazing. We're really excited to be looking well beyond Chittenden County as well." 00:18:52:00)) (TC 00:31:46:23 Tile 4027) ((Logan Crawford/Burlington "Edmunds Middle School in Burlington is 1 school in Vermont where students and teachers successfully adapted to using laptops, tablets and other devices in the classroom. Teachers say they have ways to keep the technology educational and not distracting." 00:32:01:10)) ((nats classroom)) Spanish teacher Sarah Wright Wright says the laptops help her customize the learning experience for her students. (TC 00:26:45:23 Tile 4024) ((Sarah Wright/Edmunds Middle School Spanish Teacher "if they're really good at 1 unit they can study it and test out of it and if they need more time they can take their time with something else. And so it helps me to let people move more at their own speed." 00:26:56:23)) Technology is constantly changing and teachers are evolving with it. The Tarrant Institute helps teachers by visiting classrooms to give pointers on how to best use the tech tools -- and also provides professional development classes for teachers. (TC 00:28:43:23 Tile 4024) ((Sarah Wright/Edmunds Middle School Spanish Teacher " It's really important to have the support, I think without it the technology would just be completely overwhelming.")) This is the second 5-million dollar donation from the Tarrant Foundation to the Tarrant Institute -- for a classroom transition from paper and pencils to keyboards and touch screens. Logan Crawford, channel 3 news, Burlington. -3-

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State Police say, a missing hunter has been found. They say, after spending the night looking for him, 67-year-old David Mann has been found. Police say, he was out hunting moose with a group when he decided to head home. Later, they say, Mann's ATV was found and he was nowhere to be seen. This all happened in the Belvidere Center area.

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It's been a family-owned business for over a century -- now it's going corporate. The Norris family in Lyndonville -- has owned Bag Balm for 114 years. But the latest owner, Barbara Norris Allen, says now is the right time to sell. John Packard is the new CEO -- he says he will keep the company in Vermont but look to expand its product line.

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(48:38 John Packard/New CEO)(("There is a cache about Vermont products. If Bag Balm was made in Illinois I'm not sure, it would have the same cache as made in Vermont."... 42:30 We bring a marketing and advertising approach to things, retail. )) Packard would not reveal how much he paid for the company.

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It's a case that has captivated Vermont since last summer and now, a decision about the man accused of crushing cruisers. Roger Pion of Newport will not go on trial for destroying multiple Orleans County cruisers. He was allegedly angry about mistreatment by police and an arrest for marijuana possession. At one point, he was found incompetent for trial- then a new psychiatric review found him ready. But now, Prosecutor Alan Franklin has decided not to prosecute. He says that he believes Pion was not competent when he crushed the cars.

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Her horse was shot and killed by a crossbow -- and now one Barton woman wants answers. Patricia Russell received a call from a neighbor Friday night that one of her horses was dead lying in a pasture. Russell suspects the animal was killed by a poacher who snuck onto her family farm. She says losing "Spud" was like losing a member of her family. Anyone with information is asked to contact Vermont State Police.

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7-day forecast: slowly clearing out today, north to south. Nice day on Friday. Rainy, cooler Saturday. Cool Sunday with a few, scattered showers. Dry Monday. Unsettled with occasional showers mid-week.

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I'm Ali Freeman -- coming up tomorrow morning a look back at the biggest stories of the week. Including a viewer photo thats been 100-thousand times. See the picture tomorrow during today's talkers. Join us starting at 5.

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A search is underway this morning for a man police say went missing hunting moose. Vermont Police and rescue teams are searching Belvidere Center for 67-year-old David Mann. They say he was last seen in the woods last night with a group hunting moose. Mann left the party to go back to his house. The group says they found Mann's ATV empty -- in the same place he had left it... Mann has grey hair and blue eyes, and weighs 205 pounds. He was last seen wearing blue jeans and a blue shirt.

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New recommendations in a report on Vermont's Department for Children and Families. Acting secretary Harry Chen wants to add a total of 39 new staff members. Some of those are already on board--others will be added. The report also recommends enhancing parent education efforts -- bringing in outside experts to help decide custody issues -- and improving the transparency of DCF. That includes creating a permanent legislative oversight committee.

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(00:01:52) ((Harry Chen "DCF should strengthen its approach to integrated services rather than engage in major reorganizations aimed at splitting up the agency.")) (00:02:03) (00:16:55:19) ((Gov. Shumlin "We have to invest the dollars to do everything that we can to have A better chance at success in protecting our most vulnerable kids. We've seen too many tragedies, we've seen too many missed opportunities so we're going to take this report very very seriously.")) (00:17:07:15) Both a legislative committee and a citizens review board appointed by the governor--are also conducting reviews--and expected to weigh in.

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A former bookkeeper is heading to prison. Pamela Smith was sentenced to 15 months after pleading guilty to taking more than 200-thousand dollars from the Shire Riverview Motel in Woodstock. Prosecutors say, over a period of four years, the former bookkeeper was depositing checks into her own account. Smith has already repaid more than 120-thousand dollars.

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7-day forecast: slowly clearing out today, north to south. Nice day on Friday. Rainy, cooler Saturday. Cool Sunday with a few, scattered showers. Dry Monday. Unsettled with occasional showers mid-week.


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