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After 4 hours of deliberations -- a jury found Matthew Webster JUILTY of murdering a Highgate woman during a fit of road rage. While driving on a St. Albans road in 2013 Webster ran a red light -- cutting off Anna Alger's car. The woman confronted Webster -- and prosecutors say Webster fired a gun 11 times -- 7 of those shots striking her as she was walking towards him. Webster's defense claimed he was suicidal -- and not aware of what he was doing. On Wednesday -- jurors said Webster is guilty of second degree murder.

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(TC 11:48:30:07 Tile 3916) ((Amanda Moore/Alger's Friend "Mixture of sadness and happiness for it to finally be over." 11:48:35:12)) (TC 11:49:09:19 Tile 3916) ((Patrick Dalley/Alger's Fiance "Justice has been served." 11:49:12:23)) Webster was also found guilty of reckless endangerment and negligent operation of a vehicle. He faces a sentence of 20 years to life.

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Police say a high speed chase topped speeds of 100 miles per hour -- and spanned 2 states. The chase allegedly began in Lebanon New Hampshire -- when police say they tried pulling over 24-year-old Austin Smith at the Upper Valley Plaza. The Tunbridge man then got on I-89 towards Vermont -- where police clocked him going over 100 miles per hour. Both New Hampshire and Vermont State Police troopers were involved with the chase -- and they eventually found Smith in Tunbridge. Three occupants in Smiths car were also arrested -- including 22-year-old Eleni Howe for posession of heroin. Smith will be in court today facing a number of charges.

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Vermonters hit hard with severe flash flooding -- are looking forward to a break in the weather -- and a break from cleanup -- with a big weekend celebration. Flooding tore through Barre City and Plainfield Sunday night. But the community is banding together. Beverage Baron in Barre is planning a fundraiser next week -- giving proceeds from Heady Topper beer sales to a relief fund for flood victims started by the cities Mayor. Many also say the annual Barre Heritage Festival -- which kicked off yesterday -- could not have come at a better time.

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(00:33:35 1641) ((Casey Harrington/Beverage Baron Vice President "Their homes have been destroyed. I've heard that several homes are gonna have to be torn down. Those are the people that really need this money." 00:33:44)) (00:19:08 1620) ((Mayor Thom Lauzon/Barre "It will just bring a welcome break, you know? Instead of mucking out a basement or raking a lawn, people are going to be able to go downtown for a few days and different areas around the city and just enjoy themselves and take a little break from this misery for a few days." 00:19:22)) The big events -- including a food festival, a parade and fireworks show -- don't take place until the weekend. But there are plenty of other activities and retail sales going on today. You can find full details in the Infocenter at wcax-dot-com.

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Today a whole lot like yesterday - some sun, but a few showers from time to time. Showers more numerous on Friday, with a t-storm possible & cooler. Weekend starts nice on Saturday, ends up with showers, t-storms on Sunday. A few lingering showers early Monday, then clearing. Mid-week pretty nice, but warmer & more humid.

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After 4 hours of deliberations -- a jury found Matthew Webster JUILTY of murdering a Highgate woman during a fit of road rage. While driving on a St. Albans road in 2013 Webster ran a red light -- cutting off Anna Alger's car. The woman confronted Webster -- and prosecutors say Webster fired a gun 11 times -- 7 of those shots striking her as she was walking towards him. Webster's defense claimed he was suicidal -- and not aware of what he was doing. On Wednesday -- jurors said Webster is guilty of second degree murder.

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(TC 11:48:30:07 Tile 3916) ((Amanda Moore/Alger's Friend "Mixture of sadness and happiness for it to finally be over." 11:48:35:12)) (TC 11:49:09:19 Tile 3916) ((Patrick Dalley/Alger's Fiance "Justice has been served." 11:49:12:23)) Webster was also found guilty of reckless endangerment and negligent operation of a vehicle. He faces a sentence of 20 years to life.

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The body of a missing New York City man who disappeared from Lake Placid -- has been found. 39-year-old Tristan Metroze -- a US Navy veteran -- vanished June 4th. Police say that's where he rented a car and mentioned to staff he planned to go hiking in Vermont. This photo form the Plattsburgh Press Republican shows the car after it was pulled from the lake at the Port Kent ferry dock. New York State Police believe he intentionally drove his car off the pier. The car -- and his body -- were found underwater Wednesday by a recreational diver.

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Well, what to do about the vacant Moran Plant has been debated since it closed almost 3 decades ago. Now, plans for a makeover of the Burlington eyesore is finally moving forward. The new 34 million dollar project aims to turn it into a three-level space for shops, an indoor venue for events, and an innovation space for small businesses and startups. The first open houses -- with tours of the plant -- are from 5:30 to 8:30 today and Friday -- and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Today a whole lot like yesterday - some sun, but a few showers from time to time. Showers more numerous on Friday, with a t-storm possible & cooler. Weekend starts nice on Saturday, ends up with showers, t-storms on Sunday. A few lingering showers early Monday, then clearing. Mid-week pretty nice, but warmer & more humid.

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

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It's been two years since the startling death of a Highgate woman, gunned down in the middle of the road during a traffic dispute. And now Matthew Webster -- the man who shot at Anna Alger nearly a dozen times has been found guilty. Our Logan Crawford was in the courtroom.

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Accused murderer Matthew Webster sat quietly in court waiting to hear his fate. He faced a second degree murder charge -- for killing 31-year-old Anna Alger. Her fiance -- called for justice -- for the woman he loved. The woman he witnessed die. (TC 11:48:48:23 Tile 3916) ((Patrick Dalley/Alger's Fiance "She was a wonderful mother, caring friend. Loved her family to death. Loved going camping. Hanging out with family, loved her grandparents." 11:49:00:26)) A jury of 12 deliberated Tuesday night and Wednesday morning for about 4 hours -- deciding whether Webster was guilty of gunning Alger down during a road rage incident in St. Albans in 2013. It started when Webster ran a red light -- cutting off Alger's car. The Highgate woman confronted Webster -- and prosecutors say Webster fired his gun 11 times -- 7 of those shots striking Alger as she was walking towards him. Webster's defense attorney claimed he was suicidal -- and not aware of what he was doing. On Wednesday morning -- the jury reached a verdict. (TC 11:31:13:03 Tile 3908) ((Nats "regarding count 2, murder in the second degree, we the jury unanimously find the defendant guilty." 11:31:22:10)) ((video of Webster hugging someone... then walking away)) Guilty of murder. And Webster was also found guilty of reckless endangerment and negligent operation of a vehicle. He faces 20 years to life in prison. (TC 11:48:30:07 Tile 3916) ((Amanda Moore/Alger's Friend "Mixture of sadness and happiness for it to finally be over." 11:48:35:12)) (TC 12:14:47:17 Tile 3925) ((Logan Crawford/St. Albans "Attorneys for the prosecution and defense declined to comment on the verdict of the case. Lawyers for Matthew Webster say they plan to appeal after his sentencing." 12:14:55:29)) (TC 11:39:14:05 Tile 3909) ((nats family friends hugging crying 11:39:18:19)) Nearly 2 years after her death -- family and friends of Anna Alger can now start the healing process. (TC 11:49:09:19 Tile 3916) ((Patrick Dalley "Justice has been served." 11:49:12:23)) Logan Crawford -- channel 3 news -- Burlington.

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New this morning -- police say a high speed chase topped speeds of 100 miles per hour -- and spanned 2 states. The chase allegedly began in Lebanon New Hampshire -- when police say they tried pulling over 24-year-old Austin Smith at the Upper Valley Plaza. The Tunbridge man then got on I-89 towards Vermont -- where police clocked him going over 100 miles per hour. Both New Hampshire and Vermont State Police troopers were involved with the chase -- and they eventually found Smith in Tunbridge. Three occupants in Smiths car were also arrested -- including 22-year-old Eleni Howe for posession of heroin. Smith will be in court today facing a number of charges.

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The body of a missing New York City man who disappeared from Lake Placid -- has been found. 39-year-old Tristan Metroze -- a US Navy veteran -- vanished June 4th. Police say that's where he rented a car and mentioned to staff he planned to go hiking in Vermont. This photo form the Plattsburgh Press Republican shows the car after it was pulled from the lake at the Port Kent ferry dock. New York State Police believe he intentionally drove his car off the pier. The car -- and his body -- were found underwater Wednesday by a recreational diver.

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Police say a ((LE-BA-NIN)) Lebanon, New Hampshire man told them he repeatedly molested an autistic teen girl in neighboring Hartford, Vermont over the past two months. 32-year-old Jeremy Eaves pleaded not guilty in court in White River Junction to three felony charges. On Tuesday detectives seized his computer looking for evidence of what the girl told investigators was a back-and-forth relationship that took place largely over Skype. Detectives said Eaves allegedly confessed to police he fondled the girl a number of times.

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Joining together to share their stories. Sue Russell, one of Vermont's most outspoken survivors of violent crime teamed up with other victims all working through a similar struggle. Alex Apple was there.

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Among these flowers they find peace. In these faces -- understanding. Survivors of domestic abuse and violent crimes found serenity and courage to talk about their struggles Wednesday-- in Montpelier's aptly named "Courage in Bloom" garden. ((Deb sherrer/VT Center for Integrative Therapy 09:15 some lives require more courage than others. I don't mean that in a grandiose way I just think it's a really deep truth.)) The Vermont Center for Crime Victim Services gave survivors an outlet to share their struggle with others who understand the good days and the bad. ((Erik Miller/US Attorney 02:50 i'm not worried about us walking out of here feeling good. I think the trick is going to be translating that inspiration into action.)) US Attorney Eric Miller joined in honoring one of Vermont's most influential advocates for victims: Susan Russell. ((Judy Rex/Vermont Center for Crime Victim Services 16:27 every time I hear Sue speak, I am in awe of her ability to speak out so powerfully.)) Russell did not want to be filmed for our story. An inspiration to so many -- she still fights her own battle. The man -- Richard Laws -- who savagely attacked, raped and nearly killed her almost 25 years ago -- was released from prison earlier this year. ((Laws NAT)) But the goal for these men and women: find the strength and support to define themselves as survivors -- victims no longer. ((AA Channel 3 News))

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Vermonters hit hard with severe flash flooding -- are looking forward to a break in the weather -- and a break from cleanup -- with a big weekend celebration. Flooding tore through Barre City and Plainfield Sunday night. But the community is banding together. Beverage Baron in Barre is planning a fundraiser next week -- giving proceeds from Heady Topper beer sales to a relief fund for flood victims started by the cities Mayor. Many also say the annual Barre Heritage Festival -- which kicked off yesterday -- could not have come at a better time.

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(00:33:35 1641) ((Casey Harrington/Beverage Baron Vice President "Their homes have been destroyed. I've heard that several homes are gonna have to be torn down. Those are the people that really need this money." 00:33:44)) (00:19:08 1620) ((Mayor Thom Lauzon/Barre "It will just bring a welcome break, you know? Instead of mucking out a basement or raking a lawn, people are going to be able to go downtown for a few days and different areas around the city and just enjoy themselves and take a little break from this misery for a few days." 00:19:22)) The big events -- including a food festival, a parade and fireworks show -- don't take place until the weekend. But there are plenty of other activities and retail sales going on today. You can find full details in the Infocenter at wcax-dot-com.

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(anchors introduce gary) Today a whole lot like yesterday - some sun, but a few showers from time to time. Showers more numerous on Friday, with a t-storm possible & cooler. Weekend starts nice on Saturday, ends up with showers, t-storms on Sunday. A few lingering showers early Monday, then clearing. Mid-week pretty nice, but warmer & more humid.

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Today: Mix of sun & clouds A few, scattered showers Highs: 70 to 77 Wind: NW 10 to 15 mph Tonight: Variable clouds Chance for a few showers Lows: 50 to 57 Wind: Light Friday: Partly sunny Scattered showers T-storm possible Highs: 68 to 75 Wind: N 5 to 15 mph Extended: Saturday: Partly cloudy Lows: 50s Highs: 70s Sunday: Mostly cloudy Showers, t-storms Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 70s Monday: Partly sunny Chance for a few showers Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 78 to 85 Hyper-Extended: Tuesday: Partly cloudy Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 80s Wednesday: Partly cloudy Lows: 60s Highs: 80s

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Almost two weeks after her arrest, jail intake forms released by Texas officials appear to show conflicting information...about Sandra Bland's state of mind. Hena Daniels has the latest.

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(PKG) In Sandra Bland's handwritten jail intake form -- there are check marks in the 'yes' category -- next to questions asking -- Have you ever felt very depressed? And, do you feel that way now? Yet in this computer generated one -- only a few hours later -- the same questions are marked 'no'... Bland's family and friends have insisted she would NOT have hung herself in her jail cell three days after her arrest. (SOT Lavaughn Mosley/ Friend) She was making plans to get out of jail. LaVaughn Mosley told a local station Bland left him this, rather upbeat, voicemail while behind bars -- which CBS News has not been able to confirm independently: (SOT Bland voicemail) How did switching lanes with no signal turn into all of this -- I don't even know. Both forms DO show Bland had previously attempted suicide... but jail officials in Waller County never placed her on suicide watch. Hempstead Mayor Michael Wolfe-Senior says he's worried many people have already made up their minds about a tragedy STILL under investigation: (SOT Hempstead Mayor Michael Wolfe Senior) We don't have these issues in terms of extreme racial tensions. There are no such things here. -nats- I will light you up, get out Bland was arrested after a confrontation during a routine traffic stop on July 10. After seeing dashcam video of the incident her family questions why she was arrested in the first place. Hena Daniels CBS News.

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Protesters rallied in New York's Times Square to express concern over Iran's nuclear ambitions. Wednesday's "Stop Iran" rally was organized by the Jewish Rapid Response Coalition and drew thousands of people. It comes ahead of senate hearings today on the nuclear agreement between Iran and six western powers. The deal seeks to curb Iran's nuclear weapons ambitions in exchange for the easing of sanctions. The Republican-controlled congress has 60 days to review the deal.

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A fallen power line caused small explosions... sparking a fire in Haverhill, Massachusetts. Smoke could be seen Wednesday rising from the area. The line fell on an M-B-T-A track and caused delays. Buses will be used to carry commuters in the area until the power line is removed.

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How about learning a new language-- and then becoming a world champion in it! This week, Nigel Richards of New Zealand won the (Frank-ah-phone) Francophone Classic Scrabble world championship. Here's what's amazing, he doesn't speak French. He spent nine weeks memorizing french words for the tournament, so he knows the words -- but not what they mean! Richards had won five North American Scrabble championships and three world Scrabble championships -- all in english, which he speaks. That's more titles than any other competitor.

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Sometimes, a touching photo can really go a long way. In this case, it saved the lives of two shelter dogs -- just hours from being put down. Angels Among Us Pet Rescue near Atlanta posted this photo of Kala and Kiera on Facebook this week. The condemned canines were seen hugging each other in their kennel at a shelter. They were set to be euthanized but soon after the picture went up, it went viral and within two hours, the shelter found a home for both!

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((TAKE SOUND UP FULL FOR 3 SECONDS)) And showing his sense of humor, presidential hopeful Lindsey Graham is lashing out after Donald Trump gave out the senator's personal cell phone number. He released a video in which he demolishes his phone in a number of different ways... using everything from a blender to a samurai sword. He also doused it in lighter fluid, set it ablaze, and throws it off of a roof. The theatrics followed a barrage of calls to Graham's now defunct personal line after Trump gave out the number at a campaign event.

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Today a whole lot like yesterday - some sun, but a few showers from time to time. Showers more numerous on Friday, with a t-storm possible & cooler. Weekend starts nice on Saturday, ends up with showers, t-storms on Sunday. A few lingering showers early Monday, then clearing. Mid-week pretty nice, but warmer & more humid.

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There's a surprising discovery about the health drawbacks of soybean oil. Also, new thoughts on treating breast cancer. Eboni Williams has those medical headlines and more.

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RESEARCHERS AT STANFORD ARE RAISING AN ALARM ABOUT THE RADIATION IN C-T SCANS. A NEW STUDY FINDS THE MEDICAL IMAGING TESTS ARE ASSOCIATED WITH CELLULAR DAMAGE. THE USE OF C-T SCANS HAS INCREASED DRAMATICALLY OVER THE PAST DECADE. BUT THE STUDY CALLS FOR MORE RESEARCH INTO WHETHER THE RADIATION CAN CREATE CELL MUTATIONS THAT LEAD TO TUMORS. A NEW STUDY LOOKS AT THE USE OF RADIATION IN TREATING BREAST CANCER. STANDARD TREATMENT IS TO USE RADIATION ON THE WHOLE BREAST AFTER BREAST CONSERVING SURGERY. BUT RESEARCH IN THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE FINDS - ADDITIONAL RADIATION TO THE LYMPH NODES REDUCES RECURRENCE OF THE DISEASE. AND SCIENTISTS WERE SURPRISED BY A STUDY FINDING THAT SOYBEAN OIL CAUSES MORE OBESITY AND DIABETES THAN COCONUT OIL AND FRUCTOSE. NEW RESEARCH SHOWS THAT MICE ON A DIET HIGH IN SOYBEAN OIL GAINED ALMOST 25-PERCENT MORE WEIGHT THAN MICE ON COCONUT OIL.... AND 9-PERCENT MORE WEIGHT THAN THOSE FED ADDITIONAL FRUCTOSE. ABOUT 60-PERCENT OF THE OIL CONSUMED IN THE U-S COMES FROM SOYBEANS. THOSE ARE SOME OF THE DAY'S TOP HEALTH STORIES. EW, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK

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In the headlines this morning State police search for a convicted sex offender.. The dangers of cliff jumping Plus-- plans to finally revitalize a waterfront eyesore.

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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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This morning, Vermont State Police need your help locating a sex offender who has gone unaccounted for since the end of June. They say 27 year old Greggorie Alexander is no longer living at the Johnson residence listed on the Vermont sex offender registry. Police say he may be living in the Winooski area. Alexander was convicted of lewd and lascivious conduct with a child in 2009. Police do not consider him a high risk under the law but they say he is not in compliance under the sex offender registry. Anyone with any information is asked to call police.

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An argument between neighbors quickly escalated and now an Arlington man is facing aggravated assault charges. Police say Michael Derosia was arguing with Robert Turk outside their apartments along Route 7-A when Sandra Turk came out to intervene. That's when investigators say Derosia punched Turk several times and slammed his head into the ground. Turk broke three teeth and suffered a head injury. Along with the criminal charges -- Derosia is under court orders not to have any contact with the Turks.

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Summer is in full swing -- and medical professionals are reminding swimmers of the dangers -- of cliff jumping. Just last week 41-year-old Michael Hansen died after jumping off a 70-foot ledge at Red Rocks Park in South Burlington. He was killed by the blunt force trauma of hitting the water. Doctor John Fortune from UVM Medical Center was on the 30 last night -- talking about the dangers of jumping into water from a big height.

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(TC 01:23) ((Dr. John Fortune/UVM Medical Center "When you hit like that particularly when you're off balance you do the classic belly-flop in the horizontal position, you can primarily sustain spine injury with crushed vertebra and in some cases cause spinal cord injury, you can crack ribs and fracture part of your chest with collapsed lungs" 01:43)) Cliff jumping is not illegal but the city does not condone it.

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Well, what to do about the vacant Moran Plant has been debated since it closed almost 3 decades ago. Now, plans for a makeover of the Burlington eyesore is finally moving forward. The new 34 million dollar project aims to turn it into a three-level space for shops, an indoor venue for events, and an innovation space for small businesses and startups.

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((SOT Tad Cooke, New Moran, Inc. 003056 I think we've gotten to the point -- I know we've gotten to the point -- where there's this tension that either it's going to happen or it's not. So it's the last good shot at redeveloping this building, otherwise we're going to take it down 003106 And in that light, we have this motivation to finish it and make it happen 003111)) The first open houses -- with tours of the plant -- are from 5:30 to 8:30 today and Friday -- and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cat (VILL-YEN-ZONI) Viglienzoni will take an in-depth look at the plans -- and a tour of the plant -- coming up Saturday morning on 'The Weekend".

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Milk prices are on the way up -- but they are still down from this time last year. The price of milk in May was $18-dollars per hundred weight -- according to the U-S Ag Department. That was up 20 cents from April. But down more than 8 dollars from a year ago. The Government says there are 132-thousand cows being milked in Vermont. That's 1000 more than last year at this time. The demand for milk has not kept up with the supply -- and that's created a challenge for farmers. This year, some milk handlers have been forced to dump skim milk because they couldn't find a market for their product.

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The story of Carmen Tarleton-- a Thetford woman who was the victim of a brutal attack that left her permanently disfigured--has touched the lives of many across the world. Now--the Vermont woman's story is up for televisions highest honor. In 2007--Tarleton's estranged husband doused her with industrial lye, burning 80 percent of her body but she recovered and received a rarely performed face transplant surgery--that has helped her regain control over the muscles in her face over time. Her story of courage and survival was featured on ESPN's E-60--which has been nominated for an Emmy this year. Tarleton shared the exciting news with her fans on Twitter.

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(anchors introduce gary) Today a whole lot like yesterday - some sun, but a few showers from time to time. Showers more numerous on Friday, with a t-storm possible & cooler. Weekend starts nice on Saturday, ends up with showers, t-storms on Sunday. A few lingering showers early Monday, then clearing. Mid-week pretty nice, but warmer & more humid.

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Today: Mix of sun & clouds A few, scattered showers Highs: 70 to 77 Wind: NW 10 to 15 mph Tonight: Variable clouds Chance for a few showers Lows: 50 to 57 Wind: Light Friday: Partly sunny Scattered showers T-storm possible Highs: 68 to 75 Wind: N 5 to 15 mph Extended: Saturday: Partly cloudy Lows: 50s Highs: 70s Sunday: Mostly cloudy Showers, t-storms Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 70s Monday: Partly sunny Chance for a few showers Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 78 to 85 Hyper-Extended: Tuesday: Partly cloudy Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 80s Wednesday: Partly cloudy Lows: 60s Highs: 80s

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It's terrifying to imagine... losing all control of your car -- while you're driving. As Kris Van Cleave reports -- a new video shows two computer experts hacking into cars -- and taking control of the radio, air conditioning, and even the engine.

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(NATSOUND/WIRED VIDEO) "We're killing the engine." I actually can't accelerateit says 46 miles an hour, but I'm not going that fast." THIS VIDEO HAS GRABBED THE ATTENTION OF THE AUTOMOTIVE WORLD AND CONGRESS. CYBER SECURITY EXPERTS CHARLIE MILLER AND CHRIS VALASEK SHOWED THEY CAN REMOTELY HACK THIS JEEP DRIVEN BY A REPORTER FOR WIRED, WHO PRODUCED THIS VIDEO AND POSTED IT ON THEIR WEBSITE TUESDAY. (SOT-Chris Valasek/Ethical Hacker) "We were able to access the Jeep Cherokee over its 3G connection." THE PAIR WHO WORK AS ETHICAL HACKERS WERE MILES AWAY USING THE INTERNET TO GET INSIDE THE JEEP'S INFO-TAINMENT SYSTEM CONTROLLING THE RADIO AND NAV SYSTEM. (NATSOUND/WIRED VIDEO) "Oh my god - there's a picture of Charlie and Chris in track suits? That just appeared on the dash board." (VALASEK SOT) "From there we were able to move to a different processor that was involved in in-vehicle communication, so things like braking, steering, transmission." THE WIRED VIDEO SHOWS THE HACKERS DISABLING THE JEEP'S BRAKES - LEAVING IT to SLIDE INTO A DITCH. THEY ESTIMATE AS MANY AS 471-THOUSAND VEHICLES - INCLUDING JEEPS - USING FIAT-CHRYSLER'S U-CONNECT SYSTEM COULD BE VULNERABLE. (NATSOUND/MARKEY & KVC) (KVC) "How concerned are you that hackers may go after our cars?" (MARKEY) "Unfortunately I think we have to anticipate that they will." MASSACHUSETTES SENATOR ED MARKEY IS INTRODUCING NEW LEGISLATION TO REQUIRE CYBER SECURITY AND PRIVACY PROTECTION BE APPLIED TO CARS (MARKEY SOT) "We have to begin to build the protections in now, give the warnings now to American families. THE HACKERS IN THE VIDEO TOLD FIAT CHRYSLER WHAT THEY DID. (gfx) IN A STATEMENT THE COMPANY SAYS IT HAS RELEASED A SOFTWARE UPDATE THAT OFFERS CUSTOMERS IMPROVED VEHICLE ELECTRONIC SECURITY AND COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM ENHANCEMENTS. KRIS VAN CLEAVE, CBS NEWS WASHINGTON.

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(((Not only were the Lake Monsters trying to snap a three game losing streak tonight, the team was just looking to get on the scoreboard having been shutout one night ago. It's military appreciation night for game 2 of the series at Centennial. 2-2 bottom of the fifth, 2 on for Chris Iriart. He lines one to center. Richie Martin scores. Mikey White, who drove in the first 2 runs of the game, slides or rolls in safely. 4-2 monsters. The next batter, Seth Brown, nearly the same location. Iriart trots home. The Monsters back on track with the 6-2 win. --- Joe Brown's first place Vermont Moutnaineers hosting North Adams tonight. A great outing by Neers starter Casey Brown. 2 on in the fourth innings, but Brown gets the strikeout to end the threat. Brown pitches 6 and 2 third scoreless innings. Vermont pitching hasn't allowed a run in its last 34 and one-third innings. Vermont getting all the offense in it would need in the bottom of the fourth, First it's joe Dudek sending one to left field. It hits the bottom of the wall. Dudek slides in safely with a double. He goes 3 for 3. The next batter is Ridge Smith. And that one is high and deep to center it lands in the basketball court beyond the fence for the 2 run shot. That's the difference in this one as the Mountaineers take it, 2-0. --- Yankees and Orioles tonight from the stadium. The bombers get going in the bottom of the first, Brett Gardner goes up the middle. Jacoby Ellsbury scores and it's 1-0 Yankees. Later in the first, Mark Teixeira takes the Kevin Gausman offering deep to right. That's a two run shot and the Yankees grab a 3-0 lead. The Orioles get 2 back in the top of the third, but in the bottom of the fifth, Alex Rodriguez gives New York a bit of insurance. The solo homer to left center. That proves to be a big run as the Bombers take it, 4-3. The Red Sox lost to the Astros tonight, 4-2. --- There are 11 golfers representing Vermont at the New England amateur this week in Newbury, New Hampshire. After 2 rounds, Evan Russell is the top Vermonter, shooting a combined 140, 3 shots off the lead. Vermont amateur champ, Alex Rainville is 14 back. That's it for now, Scott Fleishman, channel 3 sports, have a great day.)))

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Today a whole lot like yesterday - some sun, but a few showers from time to time. Showers more numerous on Friday, with a t-storm possible & cooler. Weekend starts nice on Saturday, ends up with showers, t-storms on Sunday. A few lingering showers early Monday, then clearing. Mid-week pretty nice, but warmer & more humid.

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Through art -- a Vermont non-profit is honoring a woman who died from breast cancer. They are filling empty walls in hospital rooms across the state -- with beautiful creations. Keith McGilvery has the story.

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Artist Harald Aksdal finds his inspiration in the great outdoors. ((15:31 Harald "Oh Vermont nature, I love trees, nature, the natural world.)) 5 And it was images like those that helped him find peace during his time in the hospital. 15:59 Harald, I have been in a hospital several times, I have looked at walls and it is nice to not watch tv and get lost in a piece of artwork, just allow your mind to forget about your situation and get lost in a painting.)) 14 That's why he's been eager to work with the Susan Sebastian Foundation -- an organization - with a simple goal - to bring art to bare hospital rooms across the state -- to transport patients beyond the walls that confine them. ((Gilbert Myers, Susan Sebastian Foundation 14:12 "You want to help them feel that they want to get out of the room and get back to home.)) 5 Wednesday Aksdal joined doctors, patients and artists at Central Vermont Medical Center to unveil the foundation's latest gift - $20-thousand dollars worth of one-of-a-kind- creations. Maureen O'Connor Burgess 06:26 Hospital care is usually medical and this is spiritual 3 Maureen O'Connor Burgess works at the hospital and got to criss-cross the state looking for the pieces that would fill the medical center - she kept her eye out for the familiar… 07:51 Things that people in Vermont will recognize and they were talking about landscpes and barms and canoe trips and typical farmyards and so I went and searched out all of that.)) 9 she says there is no way the hospital would have been able to pay for work like this on it's own. ((Maureen O'Connor Burgess 06:13 Absolutely not, I don't think any hospital does now, no and this provides a diffrenet kind of comfort.)) 9 Aksdal is just one of more than a dozen artists from across the state whose pieces makes up the collection unveiled Wednesday - but he hopes together the dozens of creations can play a small role in helping make things a little easier for people who are sick. ((Aksdal 17:12 Just having a change of scenery within a technical room like that is in my view important.)) 8 The Susan Sebastian Foundation plans to have art in all of Vermont's hospital by the end of the year.

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

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It's been two years since the startling death of a Highgate woman, gunned down in the middle of the road during a traffic dispute. And now Matthew Webster -- the man who shot at Anna Alger nearly a dozen times has been found guilty. Our Logan Crawford was in the courtroom.

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Accused murderer Matthew Webster sat quietly in court waiting to hear his fate. He faced a second degree murder charge -- for killing 31-year-old Anna Alger. Her fiance -- called for justice -- for the woman he loved. The woman he witnessed die. (TC 11:48:48:23 Tile 3916) ((Patrick Dalley/Alger's Fiance "She was a wonderful mother, caring friend. Loved her family to death. Loved going camping. Hanging out with family, loved her grandparents." 11:49:00:26)) A jury of 12 deliberated Tuesday night and Wednesday morning for about 4 hours -- deciding whether Webster was guilty of gunning Alger down during a road rage incident in St. Albans in 2013. It started when Webster ran a red light -- cutting off Alger's car. The Highgate woman confronted Webster -- and prosecutors say Webster fired his gun 11 times -- 7 of those shots striking Alger as she was walking towards him. Webster's defense attorney claimed he was suicidal -- and not aware of what he was doing. On Wednesday morning -- the jury reached a verdict. (TC 11:31:13:03 Tile 3908) ((Nats "regarding count 2, murder in the second degree, we the jury unanimously find the defendant guilty." 11:31:22:10)) ((video of Webster hugging someone... then walking away)) Guilty of murder. And Webster was also found guilty of reckless endangerment and negligent operation of a vehicle. He faces 20 years to life in prison. (TC 11:48:30:07 Tile 3916) ((Amanda Moore/Alger's Friend "Mixture of sadness and happiness for it to finally be over." 11:48:35:12)) (TC 12:14:47:17 Tile 3925) ((Logan Crawford/St. Albans "Attorneys for the prosecution and defense declined to comment on the verdict of the case. Lawyers for Matthew Webster say they plan to appeal after his sentencing." 12:14:55:29)) (TC 11:39:14:05 Tile 3909) ((nats family friends hugging crying 11:39:18:19)) Nearly 2 years after her death -- family and friends of Anna Alger can now start the healing process. (TC 11:49:09:19 Tile 3916) ((Patrick Dalley "Justice has been served." 11:49:12:23)) Logan Crawford -- channel 3 news -- Burlington.

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New this morning -- police say a high speed chase topped speeds of 100 miles per hour -- and spanned 2 states. The chase allegedly began in Lebanon New Hampshire -- when police say they tried pulling over 24-year-old Austin Smith at the Upper Valley Plaza. The Tunbridge man then got on I-89 towards Vermont -- where police clocked him going over 100 miles per hour. Both New Hampshire and Vermont State Police troopers were involved with the chase -- and they eventually found Smith in Tunbridge. Three occupants in Smiths car were also arrested -- including 22-year-old Eleni Howe for posession of heroin. Smith will be in court today facing a number of charges.

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The body of a missing New York City man who disappeared from Lake Placid -- has been found. 39-year-old Tristan Metroze -- a US Navy veteran -- vanished June 4th. Police say that's where he rented a car and mentioned to staff he planned to go hiking in Vermont. This photo form the Plattsburgh Press Republican shows the car after it was pulled from the lake at the Port Kent ferry dock. New York State Police believe he intentionally drove his car off the pier. The car -- and his body -- were found underwater Wednesday by a recreational diver.

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Police say a ((LE-BA-NIN)) Lebanon, New Hampshire man told them he repeatedly molested an autistic teen girl in neighboring Hartford, Vermont over the past two months. 32-year-old Jeremy Eaves pleaded not guilty in court in White River Junction to three felony charges. On Tuesday detectives seized his computer looking for evidence of what the girl told investigators was a back-and-forth relationship that took place largely over Skype. Detectives said Eaves allegedly confessed to police he fondled the girl a number of times.

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Joining together to share their stories. Sue Russell, one of Vermont's most outspoken survivors of violent crime teamed up with other victims all working through a similar struggle. Alex Apple was there.

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Among these flowers they find peace. In these faces -- understanding. Survivors of domestic abuse and violent crimes found serenity and courage to talk about their struggles Wednesday-- in Montpelier's aptly named "Courage in Bloom" garden. ((Deb sherrer/VT Center for Integrative Therapy 09:15 some lives require more courage than others. I don't mean that in a grandiose way I just think it's a really deep truth.)) The Vermont Center for Crime Victim Services gave survivors an outlet to share their struggle with others who understand the good days and the bad. ((Erik Miller/US Attorney 02:50 i'm not worried about us walking out of here feeling good. I think the trick is going to be translating that inspiration into action.)) US Attorney Eric Miller joined in honoring one of Vermont's most influential advocates for victims: Susan Russell. ((Judy Rex/Vermont Center for Crime Victim Services 16:27 every time I hear Sue speak, I am in awe of her ability to speak out so powerfully.)) Russell did not want to be filmed for our story. An inspiration to so many -- she still fights her own battle. The man -- Richard Laws -- who savagely attacked, raped and nearly killed her almost 25 years ago -- was released from prison earlier this year. ((Laws NAT)) But the goal for these men and women: find the strength and support to define themselves as survivors -- victims no longer. ((AA Channel 3 News))

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Vermonters hit hard with severe flash flooding -- are looking forward to a break in the weather -- and a break from cleanup -- with a big weekend celebration. Flooding tore through Barre City and Plainfield Sunday night. But the community is banding together. Beverage Baron in Barre is planning a fundraiser next week -- giving proceeds from Heady Topper beer sales to a relief fund for flood victims started by the cities Mayor. Many also say the annual Barre Heritage Festival -- which kicked off yesterday -- could not have come at a better time.

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(00:33:35 1641) ((Casey Harrington/Beverage Baron Vice President "Their homes have been destroyed. I've heard that several homes are gonna have to be torn down. Those are the people that really need this money." 00:33:44)) (00:19:08 1620) ((Mayor Thom Lauzon/Barre "It will just bring a welcome break, you know? Instead of mucking out a basement or raking a lawn, people are going to be able to go downtown for a few days and different areas around the city and just enjoy themselves and take a little break from this misery for a few days." 00:19:22)) The big events -- including a food festival, a parade and fireworks show -- don't take place until the weekend. But there are plenty of other activities and retail sales going on today. You can find full details in the Infocenter at wcax-dot-com.

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(anchors introduce gary) Today a whole lot like yesterday - some sun, but a few showers from time to time. Showers more numerous on Friday, with a t-storm possible & cooler. Weekend starts nice on Saturday, ends up with showers, t-storms on Sunday. A few lingering showers early Monday, then clearing. Mid-week pretty nice, but warmer & more humid.

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Today: Mix of sun & clouds A few, scattered showers Highs: 70 to 77 Wind: NW 10 to 15 mph Tonight: Variable clouds Chance for a few showers Lows: 50 to 57 Wind: Light Friday: Partly sunny Scattered showers T-storm possible Highs: 68 to 75 Wind: N 5 to 15 mph Extended: Saturday: Partly cloudy Lows: 50s Highs: 70s Sunday: Mostly cloudy Showers, t-storms Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 70s Monday: Partly sunny Chance for a few showers Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 78 to 85 Hyper-Extended: Tuesday: Partly cloudy Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 80s Wednesday: Partly cloudy Lows: 60s Highs: 80s

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Almost two weeks after her arrest, jail intake forms released by Texas officials appear to show conflicting information...about Sandra Bland's state of mind. Alison Harmelin reports.

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NEWLY RELEASED JAIL INTAKE FORMS -- HAVE ONLY DEEPENED THE MYSTERY SURROUNDING SANDRA BLAND'S DEATH. ACCORDING TO A HANDWRITTEN FORM UNVEILED WEDNESDAY - BLAND PREVIOUSLY ATTEMPTED SUICIDE AND WAS FEELING "VERY DEPRESSED" ON THE DAY OF HER ARREST… BUT ANOTHER COMPUTERIZED FORM APPEARS TO CONTAIN DIFFERENT INFORMATION. AUTHORITIES HAVE SAID BLAND HANGED HERSELF IN HER JAIL CELL DAYS AFTER HER ARREST, BUT HER FAMILY DOESN'T BELIEVE IT. THE MAN ACCUSED OF KILLING NINE CHURCH MEMBERS IN CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA LAST MONTH…IS NOW FACING DOZENS OF FEDERAL CHARGES. ON WEDNESDAY - ATTORNEY GENERAL LORETTA LYNCH ANNOUNCED THE ALLEGATIONS AGAINST DYLANN ROOF. THEY INCUDE ABOUT A DOZEN HATE-CRIMES COUNTS - INCLUDING -- OBSTRUCTING RELIGIOUS PRACTICE. AND DONALD TRUMP TRAVELS TO LAREDO, TEXAS TODAY…TO SPEAK WITH BORDER PATROL AGENTS. THE CONTROVERSIAL REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE HAS BEEN ON A CRUSADE EVER SINCE DECLARING MEXICAN IMMIGRANTS RAPISTS AND DRUG DEALERS. MANY IN THE GOP HAVE CALLED ON HIM TO DROP OUT OF THE RACE. THOSE ARE SOME OF THE DAY'S TOP STORIES. I'M ALISON HARMELIN CBS NEWS NEW YORK.

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How about learning a new language-- and then becoming a world champion in it! This week, Nigel Richards of New Zealand won the (Frank-ah-phone) Francophone Classic Scrabble world championship. Here's what's amazing, he doesn't speak French. He spent nine weeks memorizing french words for the tournament, so he knows the words -- but not what they mean! Richards had won five North American Scrabble championships and three world Scrabble championships -- all in english, which he speaks. That's more titles than any other competitor.

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Sometimes, a touching photo can really go a long way. In this case, it saved the lives of two shelter dogs -- just hours from being put down. Angels Among Us Pet Rescue near Atlanta posted this photo of Kala and Kiera on Facebook this week. The condemned canines were seen hugging each other in their kennel at a shelter. They were set to be euthanized but soon after the picture went up, it went viral and within two hours, the shelter found a home for both!

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((TAKE SOUND UP FULL FOR 3 SECONDS)) And showing his sense of humor, presidential hopeful Lindsey Graham is lashing out after Donald Trump gave out the senator's personal cell phone number. He released a video in which he demolishes his phone in a number of different ways... using everything from a blender to a samurai sword. He also doused it in lighter fluid, set it ablaze, and throws it off of a roof. The theatrics followed a barrage of calls to Graham's now defunct personal line after Trump gave out the number at a campaign event.

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Today a whole lot like yesterday - some sun, but a few showers from time to time. Showers more numerous on Friday, with a t-storm possible & cooler. Weekend starts nice on Saturday, ends up with showers, t-storms on Sunday. A few lingering showers early Monday, then clearing. Mid-week pretty nice, but warmer & more humid.

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Anybody who grows blueberries knows you can't turn your back on them in the middle of summer. Sharon Meyer and Charlie Nardozzi show us a new way to protect them from birds.

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Well Charlie, we've definitely gotten to the time of year where we have to start battling the critters that are going to eat our produce now that it's all coming in. Yes, and this is blueberry season, if you happen to have some bushes you've got lots of blueberries coming, but the birds love blueberries too! So we've talked in the past about all kinds of blueberry controls like scare eye balloons, that you can hang up on a post and look like a hawks eye. Or these streamers that you can fly, there are aluminum pie pans... That snake got me! The snake, that will work too! Lots of different things, but the best thing to use would be some kind of netting. If you are going to use netting, especially if you have small bushes, make sure you put some posts around the bush and then drape the netting over the posts. That way when you are going in to harvest, you aren't going to be ripping out the leaves and ripping out the berries as you are pulling off that netting and putting it back on again. So that's a nice thing to do if you have a small bush. Now if you have a lot of bushes, you might want to use some repellent sprays. Now there is a chemical that naturally occurs in Concord grapes and it's been extracted and you can actually spray it on your plants to thwart the birds, they don't like the taste of it. And you know where you can find it? You're telling me Kool Aid and I'm like seriously? Yes! Grape flavored unsweetened Kool Aid has that same chemical in it, so you mix up 4 packets in a gallon of water, spray it on your blueberries, and it leaves a coating on there that the birds don't like, they don't eat it, and once you harvest them you can just wash that right off, so you'll never get that grape flavor on there and then your berries are good to go. But it's got to be grape, you can't use cherry or orange. It's got to be grape, it's got to be the unsweetened packets. Wow. There you go.

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Through art -- a Vermont non-profit is honoring a woman who died from breast cancer. They are filling empty walls in hospital rooms across the state -- with beautiful creations. Keith McGilvery has the story.

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Artist Harald Aksdal finds his inspiration in the great outdoors. ((15:31 Harald "Oh Vermont nature, I love trees, nature, the natural world.)) 5 And it was images like those that helped him find peace during his time in the hospital. 15:59 Harald, I have been in a hospital several times, I have looked at walls and it is nice to not watch tv and get lost in a piece of artwork, just allow your mind to forget about your situation and get lost in a painting.)) 14 That's why he's been eager to work with the Susan Sebastian Foundation -- an organization - with a simple goal - to bring art to bare hospital rooms across the state -- to transport patients beyond the walls that confine them. ((Gilbert Myers, Susan Sebastian Foundation 14:12 "You want to help them feel that they want to get out of the room and get back to home.)) 5 Wednesday Aksdal joined doctors, patients and artists at Central Vermont Medical Center to unveil the foundation's latest gift - $20-thousand dollars worth of one-of-a-kind- creations. Maureen O'Connor Burgess 06:26 Hospital care is usually medical and this is spiritual 3 Maureen O'Connor Burgess works at the hospital and got to criss-cross the state looking for the pieces that would fill the medical center - she kept her eye out for the familiar… 07:51 Things that people in Vermont will recognize and they were talking about landscpes and barms and canoe trips and typical farmyards and so I went and searched out all of that.)) 9 she says there is no way the hospital would have been able to pay for work like this on it's own. ((Maureen O'Connor Burgess 06:13 Absolutely not, I don't think any hospital does now, no and this provides a diffrenet kind of comfort.)) 9 Aksdal is just one of more than a dozen artists from across the state whose pieces makes up the collection unveiled Wednesday - but he hopes together the dozens of creations can play a small role in helping make things a little easier for people who are sick. ((Aksdal 17:12 Just having a change of scenery within a technical room like that is in my view important.)) 8 The Susan Sebastian Foundation plans to have art in all of Vermont's hospital by the end of the year.

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In the headlines this morning State police search for a convicted sex offender.. The dangers of cliff jumping Plus-- plans to finally revitalize a waterfront eyesore.

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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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This morning, Vermont State Police need your help locating a sex offender who has gone unaccounted for since the end of June. They say 27 year old Greggorie Alexander is no longer living at the Johnson residence listed on the Vermont sex offender registry. Police say he may be living in the Winooski area. Alexander was convicted of lewd and lascivious conduct with a child in 2009. Police do not consider him a high risk under the law but they say he is not in compliance under the sex offender registry. Anyone with any information is asked to call police.

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An argument between neighbors quickly escalated and now an Arlington man is facing aggravated assault charges. Police say Michael Derosia was arguing with Robert Turk outside their apartments along Route 7-A when Sandra Turk came out to intervene. That's when investigators say Derosia punched Turk several times and slammed his head into the ground. Turk broke three teeth and suffered a head injury. Along with the criminal charges -- Derosia is under court orders not to have any contact with the Turks.

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Summer is in full swing -- and medical professionals are reminding swimmers of the dangers -- of cliff jumping. Just last week 41-year-old Michael Hansen died after jumping off a 70-foot ledge at Red Rocks Park in South Burlington. He was killed by the blunt force trauma of hitting the water. Doctor John Fortune from UVM Medical Center was on the 30 last night -- talking about the dangers of jumping into water from a big height.

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(TC 01:23) ((Dr. John Fortune/UVM Medical Center "When you hit like that particularly when you're off balance you do the classic belly-flop in the horizontal position, you can primarily sustain spine injury with crushed vertebra and in some cases cause spinal cord injury, you can crack ribs and fracture part of your chest with collapsed lungs" 01:43)) Cliff jumping is not illegal but the city does not condone it.

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Well, what to do about the vacant Moran Plant has been debated since it closed almost 3 decades ago. Now, plans for a makeover of the Burlington eyesore is finally moving forward. The new 34 million dollar project aims to turn it into a three-level space for shops, an indoor venue for events, and an innovation space for small businesses and startups.

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((SOT Tad Cooke, New Moran, Inc. 003056 I think we've gotten to the point -- I know we've gotten to the point -- where there's this tension that either it's going to happen or it's not. So it's the last good shot at redeveloping this building, otherwise we're going to take it down 003106 And in that light, we have this motivation to finish it and make it happen 003111)) The first open houses -- with tours of the plant -- are from 5:30 to 8:30 today and Friday -- and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cat (VILL-YEN-ZONI) Viglienzoni will take an in-depth look at the plans -- and a tour of the plant -- coming up Saturday morning on 'The Weekend".

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(anchors introduce gary) Today a whole lot like yesterday - some sun, but a few showers from time to time. Showers more numerous on Friday, with a t-storm possible & cooler. Weekend starts nice on Saturday, ends up with showers, t-storms on Sunday. A few lingering showers early Monday, then clearing. Mid-week pretty nice, but warmer & more humid.

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Today: Mix of sun & clouds A few, scattered showers Highs: 70 to 77 Wind: NW 10 to 15 mph Tonight: Variable clouds Chance for a few showers Lows: 50 to 57 Wind: Light Friday: Partly sunny Scattered showers T-storm possible Highs: 68 to 75 Wind: N 5 to 15 mph Extended: Saturday: Partly cloudy Lows: 50s Highs: 70s Sunday: Mostly cloudy Showers, t-storms Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 70s Monday: Partly sunny Chance for a few showers Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 78 to 85 Hyper-Extended: Tuesday: Partly cloudy Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 80s Wednesday: Partly cloudy Lows: 60s Highs: 80s

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(((Not only were the Lake Monsters trying to snap a three game losing streak tonight, the team was just looking to get on the scoreboard having been shutout one night ago. It's military appreciation night for game 2 of the series at Centennial. 2-2 bottom of the fifth, 2 on for Chris Iriart. He lines one to center. Richie Martin scores. Mikey White, who drove in the first 2 runs of the game, slides or rolls in safely. 4-2 monsters. The next batter, Seth Brown, nearly the same location. Iriart trots home. The Monsters back on track with the 6-2 win. --- Joe Brown's first place Vermont Moutnaineers hosting North Adams tonight. A great outing by Neers starter Casey Brown. 2 on in the fourth innings, but Brown gets the strikeout to end the threat. Brown pitches 6 and 2 third scoreless innings. Vermont pitching hasn't allowed a run in its last 34 and one-third innings. Vermont getting all the offense in it would need in the bottom of the fourth, First it's joe Dudek sending one to left field. It hits the bottom of the wall. Dudek slides in safely with a double. He goes 3 for 3. The next batter is Ridge Smith. And that one is high and deep to center it lands in the basketball court beyond the fence for the 2 run shot. That's the difference in this one as the Mountaineers take it, 2-0. --- Yankees and Orioles tonight from the stadium. The bombers get going in the bottom of the first, Brett Gardner goes up the middle. Jacoby Ellsbury scores and it's 1-0 Yankees. Later in the first, Mark Teixeira takes the Kevin Gausman offering deep to right. That's a two run shot and the Yankees grab a 3-0 lead. The Orioles get 2 back in the top of the third, but in the bottom of the fifth, Alex Rodriguez gives New York a bit of insurance. The solo homer to left center. That proves to be a big run as the Bombers take it, 4-3. The Red Sox lost to the Astros tonight, 4-2. --- There are 11 golfers representing Vermont at the New England amateur this week in Newbury, New Hampshire. After 2 rounds, Evan Russell is the top Vermonter, shooting a combined 140, 3 shots off the lead. Vermont amateur champ, Alex Rainville is 14 back. 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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After 4 hours of deliberations -- a jury found Matthew Webster JUILTY of murdering a Highgate woman during a fit of road rage. Webster appeared emotionless -- as the jury handed down the verdict -- but family and friends of his victim shed tears. While driving on a St. Albans road in 2013 Webster ran a red light -- cutting off Anna Alger's car. The woman confronted Webster -- and prosecutors say Webster fired a gun 11 times -- 7 of those shots striking her as she was walking towards him. Webster's defense claimed he was suicidal -- and not aware of what he was doing. On Wednesday -- jurors said Webster is guilty of second degree murder.

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(TC 11:48:30:07 Tile 3916) ((Amanda Moore/Alger's Friend "Mixture of sadness and happiness for it to finally be over." 11:48:35:12)) (TC 11:49:09:19 Tile 3916) ((Patrick Dalley/Alger's Fiance "Justice has been served." 11:49:12:23)) Webster was also found guilty of reckless endangerment and negligent operation of a vehicle. He faces a sentence of 20 years to life.

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Police say a high speed chase topped speeds of 100 miles per hour -- and spanned 2 states. The chase allegedly began in Lebanon New Hampshire -- when police say they tried pulling over 24-year-old Austin Smith. The Tunbridge man then got on I-89 towards Vermont -- where police clocked him going over 100 miles per hour. Police eventually found Smith in Tunbridge. Three occupants in Smiths car were also arrested -- including 22-year-old Eleni Howe for posession of heroin. Smith will be in court today facing a number of charges.

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A ((LE-BA-NIN)) Lebanon New Hampshire man is accused of repeatedly molesting an autistic Vermont teen. 32-year-old Jeremy Eaves faces felony charges -- including lewd and lascivious conduct and sexual exploitation of a child. Detectives say the girls family became aware of the misconduct when she told them Eaves had been touching her innappropriately. Police say he had access to the homeschooled girl -- because he was allegedly helping her set up her computer. If convicted he faces up to 25 years in prison.

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A Vermont non-profit is brightening up hospital rooms across the state. The Susan Sebastian Foundation has a simple goal - to bring art to bare hospital rooms in Vermont. Wednesday the organization unveiled 20-thousand dollars worth of artwork destined for patient rooms at the Central Vermont Medical Center. The organization hopes to have art in all of Vermonts hospital by the end of the year.

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Newly released jail intake forms -- have only deepened the mystery surrounding Sandra Bland's death. According to a handwritten form unveiled Wednesday - Bland previously attempted suicide and was feeling "very depressed" on the day of her arrest… But another computerized form appears to contain different information. Authorities have said Bland hanged herself in her jail cell days after her arrest, but her family doesn't believe it.

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The man accused of killing nine church members in charleston, south carolina last month…is now facing dozens of federal charges. On Wednesday - attorney general Loretta Lynch announced the allegations against Dylann Roof. They incude about a dozen hate-crimes counts - including -- obstructing religious practice.

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

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Today a whole lot like yesterday - some sun, but a few showers from time to time. Showers more numerous on Friday, with a t-storm possible & cooler. Weekend starts nice on Saturday, ends up with showers, t-storms on Sunday. A few lingering showers early Monday, then clearing. Mid-week pretty nice, but warmer & more humid.

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As temperatures keep warming up - you might have some décor in your home, that isn't as suitable for summer weather. Interior designer Ruxana Oosman explains how can you make that more seasonally appropriate without having to buy new furniture.

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Police say a high speed chase topped speeds of 100 miles per hour -- and spanned 2 states. The chase allegedly began in Lebanon New Hampshire -- when police say they tried pulling over 24-year-old Austin Smith. The Tunbridge man then got on I-89 towards Vermont -- where police clocked him going over 100 miles per hour. Police eventually found Smith in Tunbridge. Three occupants in Smiths car were also arrested -- including 22-year-old Eleni Howe for posession of heroin. Smith will be in court today facing a number of charges.

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This morning, Vermont State Police need your help locating a sex offender who has gone unaccounted for since the end of June. They say 27 year old Greggorie Alexander is no longer living at the Johnson residence listed on the Vermont sex offender registry. Police say he may be living in the Winooski area. Alexander was convicted of lewd and lascivious conduct with a child in 2009. Police do not consider him a high risk under the law but they say he is not in compliance under the sex offender registry. Anyone with any information is asked to call police.

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A ((LE-BA-NIN)) Lebanon New Hampshire man is accused of repeatedly molesting an autistic Vermont teen. 32-year-old Jeremy Eaves faces felony charges -- including lewd and lascivious conduct and sexual exploitation of a child. Detectives say the girls family became aware of the misconduct when she told them Eaves had been touching her inappropriately. Police say he had access to the home schooled girl -- because he was allegedly helping her set up her computer. If convicted he faces up to 25 years in prison.

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A Vermont non-profit is brightening up hospital rooms across the state. The Susan Sebastian Foundation has a simple goal - to bring art to bare hospital rooms in Vermont. Wednesday the organization unveiled 20-thousand dollars worth of artwork destined for patient rooms at the Central Vermont Medical Center. The organization hopes to have art in all of Vermont's hospital by the end of the year.


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