Thu 28-JUL-2016 Early A.M. News Script

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Today: Some clouds north right now, clear south. Scattered showers, t-storms will move north to south today.

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((THANK GARY))

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Hillary Clinton will formally accepts her party's nomination for President tonight ... During the final night of the Democratic national convention. Virginia senator Tim Kaine formally accepted the V-P nomination yesterday.. Day 3 focused on the Democratic party's goal of preventing gun violence .. But speakers also focused on attacking Donald Trump's policies and business record... Clinton also made a surprise on-stage appearance with President Obama as he addressed the crowd..

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((President Obama, "And now I'm ready to pass the baton and do my part as a private citizen, so this year, in this election, I'm asking you to join me - to reject cynicism and reject fear, and to summon what is best in us; to elect Hillary Clinton as the next President of the United States.")) Chelsea Clinton will introduce her mother today … the last day of the convention's theme is "Stronger Together."

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Republican candidate for president Donald Trump called on Russian hackers to intervene in American politics. While speaking in Florida .. he asked hackers to find the thousands of emails Hillary Clinton reportedly deleted from her private server. He said its not clear Russia hacked the DNC - but hopes if the hackers have Clinton's emails ... They'll turn them over.

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A home explodes Wednesday night in Guilford - leaving a man trapped for hours. Lynzi DeLuccia has the story.

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((Squires: 1:08:33-1:08:35 "it broke the sound barrier, was that loud.")) John Squires said the explosion from his neighbor's house woke him up from a dead sleep. ((John Squires//Neighbor 1:08:01-1:08:11: "Heard a very loud explosion, which I thought might have been in my dreams so I just kind of laid there, then my girlfriend woke up and heard the same thing.")) But after looking outside, he saw nothing. So he went back to sleep. ((Squires: 1:08:36-1:08:40 "this mroning I left to go to work, we could hear somebody hollering.")) Squires neighbor, 64-year-old Richard Holden was stuck in his basement after the explosion flattened his house. Many neighbors say they didn't hear anything at all -- until 7:30, when crews got the call and responded. ((D. Lt. Reg trayah: 1:03:31-1:03:33: "the first 911 call we got was from the neighbors.")) Guilford Fire Department got help from crews from Brattleboro, Putney and Keene. Holden was brought Brattleboro Memorial Hospital with what crews are calling non-life threatening injuries - investigators spent the day on-site, looking for clues. ((D.Lt. Reg Trayah//VSP Bureau of Criminal Investigation 1:01:48-1:02:01: "I would classify it as a massive explosion, right now we're working with the division of fire safety and our arson investigators to help determine to cause and origin or this explosion.")) State police and fire marshals kept the road closed all day - and had little to say about the cause. They do say they've ruled out some possibilities. ((D.Lt. Reg Trayah 1:03:15-1:03:24: "I've gone up there to take a look at the area and I don't see anything at this point that that would lead me to believe that this was a drug lab that had exploded.")) As you can see behind me, great Blue Herron Road is still closed off with caution tape, there's currently a backhoe on the property grounds removing the debris to help investigators find anything that may give them some information as to what caused the explosion. Ld. Ch3 news. Guilford.

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A former New York prison guard pleads guilty to a drug smuggling conspiracy that brought hundreds of pounds of pot over the Canadian border. Federal agents say in 20-10 and 20-11 -- the smugglers transported marijuana through the Akwesasne Mohawk reservation -- destined for New York and Boston. Agents caught 33-year-old Brad Rushford of Ellenburg in a sting. They say he handled the transportation of the pot on the U-S side of the border. He faces up to five years in prison.

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It could be the last major hurdle for the Vermont Gas pipeline project -- and it's set to go before state regulators next week. The pipeline needs a new easement through Geprags Park in Hinesburg -- after the discovery of additional wetlands in the path of the project. Opponents are seizing the opportunity to try to block the 41 mile pipeline -- that will extend natural gas service as far south as Middlebury. A federal judge will decide if the board can hold that hearing behind closed doors. Opponents sued, says denying access to the meeting .. Would deny their constitutional right to participate in their government.

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It's been one month since the North Avenue Pilot project began -- and the Burlington Public works department says so far .. So good. The city cut down a very busy section from Route 127 to Shore Road -- changing the road from 2 lanes .. To one .. And adding a bike lane. At a meeting last night in the new north end .. City leaders told residents that the feedback they've received so far has been mostly positive ... However -- residents say they still have concerns about what the new traffic pattern will mean once school starts up again -- and snow starts to fall.

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((TC 17:30:24 Title 2638 Ken Peters/New North End Resident: "I tell you people, it's safer, it slows the traffic down, you're not getting run over. lets keep the traffic moving slow and make it safe for everybody. Bikers, motorists, and pedestrians, thank you." Guy off cam: "wait until school opens." 17:45:28)) The city's public works department will present it's date to the city council in October.

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It's known as the fiber art extravaganza in Barre -- Soft Bomb Barre showcases artwork all over the town. Melissa is downtown now taking in all the sights. Good morning Gina, I am joined by Sue Higby who is a big organizer in this event.

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(what is Soft Bomb Barre?) (it's an interesting name, why call this event that?) (what is being showcased?) (how many sites and artists involved?) (what is the goal?) (what kind of feedback do you get from the public?) (when can people check this out?)

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The exhibits will be up until August 27th and with around 30 different sites, it's fun to try and spot every piece of artwork. Later this morning we will be chatting with a couple of the artists who put their work on display.

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((2SHOT)) ((GREEN WALL)) Current: Warm morning, some clouds moving into our northern areas. Local temps: Mainly in the upper 50s and 60s. NE clouds: Band of clouds north, clear south. NE radar/temps: A few showers just north of the Canadian border. Temps warmer southern New England with some 70s. NE dewpoints: Mainly upper 50s, low 60s - just a bit humid. U.S. Rad/sat: Weak cold front just to our north, moving slowly southward. Forecast clouds/precip: Front will slowly drop southward with scattered showers & thunderstorms today. It stalls to our south tomorrow with a disturbance riding along the front, bringing more showers & possible thunderstorms to our southern & eastern areas on Friday. There will be some sun to the north & west.

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Today: Mix of sun & clouds Scattered showers, t-storms Highs: 80 to 87 Wind: S to NW 5 to 10 mph Tonight: Variable clouds Lows: 62 to 68 Wind: Light Friday: N & W: Some sun S & E: Showers, possible t-storms Highs: 75 to 82 Wind: N 5 to 15 mph Extended: Saturday: Partly cloudy Lows: 52 to 62 Highs: 75 to 82 Sunday: Partly cloudy Chance for showers, south Lows: 50s Highs: 75 to 85 Monday: Partly cloudy Chance for showers, south Lows: 52 to 62 Highs: 75 to 85 Hyper-Extended: Tuesday: Partly cloudy Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 80s Wednesday: Partly cloudy Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 80s

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Baltimore prosecutors are dropping all charges against three officers facing trial in the death of Freddie Gray. Gray died after sustaining injuries in police custody in April of 20-15. While three of the six officers charged in the case were already acquitted, the three remaining officers will walk away without a conviction. Gray's death triggered many protests and is considered to be a symbol of the growing mistrust between police and african Americans.

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A bulldozer operator is dead after fighting the wildfire in California. Authorities say the operator was working on the fire line last night to clear some of the underbrush in one community and officials say something went wrong -- and the bulldozer rolled over. This is the first casualty following this blaze that has scorched more than 23-thousand acres and destroyed 22 buildings along the central coast.

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President Barack Obama's Presidential Library finally has a home. Sources say President Obama selected Jackson Park on Chicago's south side to be the location of the library. The Obama Foundation will fund the design, construction and planning of the center -- and is expected to cost at least 500-million dollars. The location is close to the Museum of Science and Industry -- as well as the University of Chicago.

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A New Hampshire farm is recalling 88-hundred pounds of beef. PT Farm in North Haverhill says its products that may have E. coli. The products from the company was produced between June 6th and the 16th and includes ground beef, ground beef patties and other sub-primal cuts. Officials say 14 people have already gotten sick and that an investigation is underway.

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June, July and August are the busiest three months of the year at the state's largest ER. The UVM Medical Center sees more than 5-thousand patients a month through the summer. During the winter months -- that number is closer to 4-thousand. Doctors say it's because summer weather bring people outside and there's more visitors in the state. The hospital say its adjusts staffing levels during the summer months -- especially on long, holiday weekends.

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A group of retirement village residents are providing there's no age limit on viral stardom. Jeremy Roth has today's take a look at this!

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(NATS) THE SAYING GOES; AGE AIN'T NOTHING BUT A NUMBER, PEEPS.... OK, I ADDED THE "PEEPS", BUT THE REST OF THE SAYING WAS PROVED... BY A GROUP OF RESIDENTS AT A RETIREMENT HOME IN NEW ZEALAND WHO WENT VIRAL WITH AN AWESOME AND HILARIOUS MUSIC VIDEO SEAT TO TAYLOR SWIFT'S "SHAKE IT OFF." (NATS) THE SPOOF IS ALMOST A SHOT FOR SHOT REMAKE OF TAY-TAY'S VID AND ACCORDING TO THE YOUTUBE POST, 50 RESIDENTS FROM THE COMMUNITY PARTICIPATED-- ONLY INSTEAD OF SWIFT'S 80'S THROWBACK STYLE, WE HAVE PEOPLE IN THEIR 80'S THROWIN BACK STYLE. THE VID HAS RECEIVED AN OVERWHELMINGLY POSITIVE RESPONSE ONLINE, WITH LIMITED EXCEPTIONS... WHATEVER-- I GUESS HATERS GONNA HATE HATE HATE.... IT'S NORMAL TO FEEL A NATURAL HIGH ON YOUR WEDDING DAY.... ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE GETTING MARRIED ON A WIRE...35 FEET IN THE AIR! TWO CIRCUS PERFORMERS - TIED THE KNOT ON A HIGH WIRE. AT HOUSTON'S N-R-G STADIUM. THE BRIDE CAME IN ON A HORSE, THE GROOM-- ON A CAMEL... AND THE RINGMASTER PRESIDED OVER THE CEREMONY. "She was a juggler, I was a high wire and she like the high wire, (BUTT TO) Love in the air, like you say." DESPITE BEING DEATH DEFYING PERFORMERS-- THE COUPLE SAYS THEY WERE STILL NERVOUS. WE'RE GONNA END TODAY WITH THIS VIDEO OF A DOG MEZMERIZED BY SOME WINDSHIELD WIPERS .... BECAUSE, WELL....LOOK AT HIM! HIS NAME IS HERCULES, HE IS AWESOME, AND JUST WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED.. TO GET OVER THOSE MID-WEEK BLUES. FOR TALAT, I'M JEREMY ROTH.

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NE clouds: Band of clouds north, clear south. NE radar/temps: A few showers just north of the Canadian border. Temps warmer southern New England with some 70s. Today: Some clouds north right now, clear south. Scattered showers, t-storms will move north to south today.

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Speakers are going after Donald Trump at the DNC... Plus are Bernie or Bust supporters starting to change their minds? And brightening up the streets of the granite city-- Melissa is live telling us about the Soft Bomb Barre event.

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Today: Some clouds north right now, clear south. Scattered showers, t-storms will move north to south today.

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Hillary Clinton formally accepts her party's nomination for president tonight at the Democratic National Convention. Jamie Yuccas wraps up day 3 .. And looks ahead to the final day of the convention in Philly.

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38-44 Sen. Tim Kaine/(D) VP Nominee 44-57 Michael Bloomberg/Former NYC Mayor 57-104 Jamie Yuccas/CBS News/ Philadelphia, PA 104-112 Leon Panetta/Former CIA Director 117-123 Donnie Caesar/ Florida Resident Hillary Clinton joined President Obama on the convention stage... her former political foe…turned biggest ally: (SOT President Obama/ no chyron necessary) She is fit, and she is ready to be the next commander in chief The President used his address Wednesday night to bash her opponent, Donald Trump. (SOT President Obama) The Donald is not really a plans guy, he's not really a facts guy either. Vice President Joe Biden, newly minted VP Tim Kaine, and others added their voices to the multi-pronged attack: (SOT Vice President Biden/ no chyron necessary) He has no clue about what makes America great... actually he has no clue period (SOT Tim Kaine) You cannot believe one word that comes out of Donald trump's mouth not one word (SOT Michael Bloomberg) Trump says he wants to run the nation like he's running his business God help us//I'm a New Yorker, and I know a con when I see one (STANDUP: Jamie Yuccas CBS News Philadelphia, PA) Top Democrats also used their remarks to bash Donald Trump and his call to Russia to find Hillary Clinton's missing emails: (SOT Leon Panetta) It's inconceivable to me that any presidential candidate would be this irresponsible. Delegates in the arena say they're even more energized to vote for Clinton in November: (SOT Donnie Caesar/ Florida Resident) We cannot have Donald Trump as our President. I mean the man is just off his rocker. Clinton will have the last word tonight... when she formally accepts the Democratic nomination for president. Jamie Yuccas CBS News Philadelphia.

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Meanwhile at the convention -- Bernie Sanders thanked his supporters for sticking by his side -- and told them that his work is not done. Sanders received a warm welcome at a breakfast with the Northern New England delegates ... even as he talked about supporting Hillary Clinton. But that prompted some to walk out of the convention. In response to those who left ... Sanders says his supporters can't sit out of general election campaigns efforts though, if the crusade for a political revolution is to continue by electing progressives.

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(03:40:40:00)((Sanders we are better off than we were eight years ago, but this country faces enormous problems, so it's not just about electing candidates, it is about transforming America and making sure the candidates who are elected remain accountable to the people )) Sanders told the delegates that receiving 86 percent of the vote in Vermont's primary touched him deeply. And he credits them with powering his presidential campaign.

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A Vermont man was trapped under rubble for hours after an explosion destroyed his house.. Tyler do police know what caused it? Not yet .. Vermont state police are still working to figure out why the mans house exploded... But police say they DON'T think it was related to a drug lab... It happened early yesterday morning on Great Blue Heron Drive in Guilford. 64-year-old Richard Holden was rescued from the basement of his home - nearly six hours after his home fell down on top of him. Most neighbors say they didn't hear the explosion around 2:30 a-m ... but one neighbor called the fire department when she saw the home was nearly leveled.

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A Springfield man died in a motorcycle crash in Charlestown New Hampshire. Investigators say 61-year-old Glen Duchane was riding his motorcycle on Route 12 yesterday afternoon -- when he tried to pass a dump truck.. But collided with the truck. He died of his injuries. The crash remains under investigation.

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A break-in at the now defunct Burlington College. Investigators say someone broke into several offices and stole several items. The building was vandalized too. Police are relatively tight lipped about additional details -- but say they do have strong leads on potential suspects. If you have any info -- call police.

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Vermont's health professionals are preparing the worst. What to do if a disease outbreak hits the Green Mountains. The Air Guard and health department will practice over the next several days -- unloading, administering and shipping the vaccines and medical equipment to treat a pandemic. Wednesday-- the health department simulated a scenario where 6,000 Vermonters are sick from a disease. They've set up five points of distribution across the state and their workers are testing their speed and efficiency.

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((Dr. Harry Chen/Health Commissioner: 01:34 What a disaster scenario like this does is it overwhelmes the usual way of doing things." 02:32 These are medicines we don't have the capacity to deal with in Vermont.")) ((Maj. Gen. Steve Cray/Vt. National Guard Commander 05:29 your national guard is ready. It's trained and it's eager to get on with the mission if you will.")) 5-thousand responders will participate in the training over 10 days.

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The streets of the granite city are becoming a little bit brighter. Melissa Shekatoff is live downtown this morning learning all about the Soft Bomb Barre event. Gina, there is a lot to see and I'm joined now by Sue Higby who knows where we can find each and every piece of art.

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(what is Soft Bomb Barre?) (it's an interesting name, why call this event that?) (what is being showcased?) (how many sites and artists involved?) (what is the goal?) (what kind of feedback do you get from the public?) (when can people check this out?)

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Such talent on display all over the downtown area. Gotta see for yourself! And you can until August 27th. Gina?

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((2SHOT)) ((GREEN WALL)) Current: Warm morning, some clouds moving into our northern areas. Local temps: Mainly in the upper 50s and 60s. NE clouds: Band of clouds north, clear south. NE radar/temps: A few showers just north of the Canadian border. Temps warmer southern New England with some 70s. NE dewpoints: Mainly upper 50s, low 60s - just a bit humid. U.S. Rad/sat: Weak cold front just to our north, moving slowly southward. Forecast clouds/precip: Front will slowly drop southward with scattered showers & thunderstorms today. It stalls to our south tomorrow with a disturbance riding along the front, bringing more showers & possible thunderstorms to our southern & eastern areas on Friday. There will be some sun to the north & west.

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Today: Mix of sun & clouds Scattered showers, t-storms Highs: 80 to 87 Wind: S to NW 5 to 10 mph Tonight: Variable clouds Lows: 62 to 68 Wind: Light Friday: N & W: Some sun S & E: Showers, possible t-storms Highs: 75 to 82 Wind: N 5 to 15 mph Extended: Saturday: Partly cloudy Lows: 52 to 62 Highs: 75 to 82 Sunday: Partly cloudy Chance for showers, south Lows: 50s Highs: 75 to 85 Monday: Partly cloudy Chance for showers, south Lows: 52 to 62 Highs: 75 to 85 Hyper-Extended: Tuesday: Partly cloudy Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 80s Wednesday: Partly cloudy Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 80s

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A Saranac Lake family's loss -- became a whole community's. So many people rallied around a little girl - and her battle with cancer. Rose Spillman has the story.

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Gracee Jewtraw is remembered by many for her smile, kindness, and spunk. The Saranac Lake 4th grader was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2014, ever since, she has become a local hero for her strength despite it all. ((Kelly Arnold/Gracee's 4th Grade Teacher 2263 06:15:18 "Every morning at 9 o'clock our class would light a candle and send her our positive energy, and we did that every single day, and the kids never gave up." 06:15:29)) On July 22nd, the 10 year old passed away after nearly two years of fighting. A sea of purple and grey flooded the St. Paul's Church in Bloomingdale for her funeral, sporting her favorite color and the color for brain cancer awareness. Her older brother wore something even more special. ((Ryan Tummons/Brother 2260 06:11:39 "When I came home from Korea back in 2011, all my family was there holding signs, you know, welcome home. I'd been gone for a year. I got out of the military just under two years ago, but she always loved my uniform, always wanted me to be in uniform, so that's why I broke it out today and put it on, just cause I know it's what she would have wanted." 06:11:58)) Family and friends shared their memories of Gracee--from her love of virgin daiquris at the beach to her bond with her twin brother. ((Kelly Arnold/Gracee's 4th Grade Teacher 2263 06:14:38 "She told me, when she was very sick, that she would miss me when I left, and that was a special memory, cause she and I meant a lot to each other, and this is really hard. It's hard for her mother. She was just a lovely little girl." 06:14:55)) Since her first diagnosis, the community rallied behind her by throwing fundraisers, a surprise birthday party, and even by turning a spring dance into a prom. ((Bryan Munn/Petrova Elementary Principal 2264 06:18:58 "Several teachers came together and we decorated the gym and invited the king and queen from winter carnival to come and crown them king and queen of the dance, so that all happened probably in a matter of four hours." 06:19:11)) Through it all, her family and friends say she was always putting others first. ((Ryan Tummons/Brother 2260 06:12:35 "Gracee was always happy, always wanted everybody else around her to be happy. So I think that she would want everbody to take a second and celebrate her life and to be happy that she's no longer suffering, and in a better place, and most of all she'd want everyone to go on with their lives and remember her in a good way." 06:12:52)) Though her life ended too soon, her family says her legacy will never be forgotten. Rose Spillman, Channel 3 News, Bloomingdale.

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Almanac: Hot again yesterday, getting up to 90 in Burlington. Dry again. What to expect: Weak cold front will bring a few showers, t-storms today, moving north to south. Friday is split NW to SE, where there will still be a few showers, t-storms. Weekend is mostly nice - especially Saturday, but again could be showers south on Sunday. Lake Champlain: Light wind and near calm waves, but watch out for showers, t-storms late morning into the afternoon.

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We aren't the only losers. No one has matched the winning numbers -- and the jackpot has yet again gone up. It's now 478-million dollars! The next drawing will be Saturday -- and this marks close to three months without any winners of the Powerball drawing.

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((GARY DOES SHORT WX .. TAKES FULL SCREEN ... SHOT COMES BACK OUT TO 4SHOT FOR CLOSE)) Front will slowly drop southward with scattered showers & thunderstorms today. It stalls to our south tomorrow with a disturbance riding along the front, bringing more showers & possible thunderstorms to our southern & eastern areas on Friday. There will be some sun to the north & west.

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Hillary Clinton is set to formally accept her party's nomination for President tonight ... On the final day of the Democratic national convention. Her V-P pick, Virginia senator Tim Kaine, formally accepted his nomination yesterday. Day 3 focused on the Democratic party's goal of putting an end to gun violence. The president addressed the crowd -- and that's when Clinton made a surprise on-stage appearance

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((President Obama, "And now I'm ready to pass the baton and do my part as a private citizen, so this year, in this election, I'm asking you to join me - to reject cynicism and reject fear, and to summon what is best in us; to elect Hillary Clinton as the next President of the United States.")) Chelsea Clinton is scheduled to introduce her mother today … the last day of the convention's theme is "Stronger Together."

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Police in St Johnsbury say a man offered a young girl a ride home ... The incident happened last night on Railroad street .. The 14 year old girl told police she was walking home .. When a man in a green mini-van pulled over .. Got out of his car .. And started talking with her. He then offered her a ride home .. The van is described as a dark green dodge mini-van with texas registration plates .. Police ask that you call if you know anything ...

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A Guilford man -- trapped for hours after his home explodes. It happened around 2:30 yesterday morning on Great Blue Heron Drive. One neighbor called the fire department when she saw the home was nearly leveled. 64-year-old Richard Holden was later rescued from the basement -- almost six hours after the home fell down on top of him.

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A break-in at the former Burlington College building. Investigators say several offices and items were taken -- and the building was vandalized too. Police aren't saying what was taken -- but they do have strong leads on potential suspects. If you have any info -- call police.

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It's been about a month since the North Avenue Pilot project began -- and the Burlington Public works department says so far .. So good. Changes were made to a very busy section from Route 127 to Shore Road -- it changed the road from 2 lanes .. To one .. And added a bike lane. City leaders told residents at a meeting last night that feedback so far has been mostly positive ... Some residents say they still have concerns about what the new traffic pattern will mean once school starts up again in the fall.

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((TC 17:30:24 Title 2638 Ken Peters/New North End Resident: "I tell you people, it's safer, it slows the traffic down, you're not getting run over. lets keep the traffic moving slow and make it safe for everybody. Bikers, motorists, and pedestrians, thank you." Guy off cam: "wait until school opens." 17:45:28)) The city's public works department will present it's date to the city council in October.

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Front will slowly drop southward with scattered showers & thunderstorms today. It stalls to our south tomorrow with a disturbance riding along the front, bringing more showers & possible thunderstorms to our southern & eastern areas on Friday. There will be some sun to the north & west. Saturday will be a nice day to start the weekend, and sunshine will continue into the next several days to the north, but there could still be a few showers, t-storms to the south, near the MA border, on Sunday & Monday.

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It's family theater on the streets .. Celebrating circus arts .. Comedy and music! We are live tomorrow as Burlington kicks off the Festival of fools! Join us tomorrow morning starting at 5!

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-------- The 6:00 News Scripts Follow ------------

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Today: Some clouds north right now, clear south. Scattered showers, t-storms will move north to south today.

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((THANK GARY))

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Hillary Clinton will formally accepts her party's nomination for President tonight ... During the final night of the Democratic national convention. Virginia senator Tim Kaine formally accepted the V-P nomination yesterday.. Day 3 focused on the Democratic party's goal of preventing gun violence .. But speakers also focused on attacking Donald Trump's policies and business record... Clinton also made a surprise on-stage appearance with President Obama as he addressed the crowd..

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((President Obama, "And now I'm ready to pass the baton and do my part as a private citizen, so this year, in this election, I'm asking you to join me - to reject cynicism and reject fear, and to summon what is best in us; to elect Hillary Clinton as the next President of the United States.")) Chelsea Clinton will introduce her mother today … the last day of the convention's theme is "Stronger Together."

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Republican candidate for president Donald Trump called on Russian hackers to intervene in American politics. While speaking in Florida .. he asked hackers to find the thousands of emails Hillary Clinton reportedly deleted from her private server. He said its not clear Russia hacked the DNC - but hopes if the hackers have Clinton's emails ... They'll turn them over.

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A former New York prison guard pleads guilty to a drug smuggling conspiracy that brought hundreds of pounds of pot over the Canadian border. Federal agents say in 20-10 and 20-11 -- the smugglers transported marijuana through the Akwesasne Mohawk reservation -- destined for New York and Boston. Agents caught 33-year-old Brad Rushford of Ellenburg in a sting. They say he handled the transportation of the pot on the U-S side of the border. He faces up to five years in prison.

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It could be the last major hurdle for the Vermont Gas pipeline project -- and it's set to go before state regulators next week. The pipeline needs a new easement through Geprags Park in Hinesburg -- after the discovery of additional wetlands in the path of the project. Opponents are seizing the opportunity to try to block the 41 mile pipeline -- that will extend natural gas service as far south as Middlebury. A federal judge will decide if the board can hold that hearing behind closed doors. Opponents sued, says denying access to the meeting .. Would deny their constitutional right to participate in their government.

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It's been one month since the North Avenue Pilot project began -- and the Burlington Public works department says so far .. So good. The city cut down a very busy section from Route 127 to Shore Road -- changing the road from 2 lanes .. To one .. And adding a bike lane. At a meeting last night in the new north end .. City leaders told residents that the feedback they've received so far has been mostly positive ... However -- residents say they still have concerns about what the new traffic pattern will mean once school starts up again -- and snow starts to fall.

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((TC 17:30:24 Title 2638 Ken Peters/New North End Resident: "I tell you people, it's safer, it slows the traffic down, you're not getting run over. lets keep the traffic moving slow and make it safe for everybody. Bikers, motorists, and pedestrians, thank you." Guy off cam: "wait until school opens." 17:45:28)) The city's public works department will present it's date to the city council in October.

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It's known as the fiber art extravaganza in Barre -- Soft Bomb Barre showcases artwork all over the town. Melissa is downtown now taking in all the sights. Good morning Gina, I am joined by Sue Higby who is a big organizer in this event.

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(what is Soft Bomb Barre?) (it's an interesting name, why call this event that?) (what is being showcased?) (how many sites and artists involved?) (what is the goal?) (what kind of feedback do you get from the public?) (when can people check this out?)

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The exhibits will be up until August 27th and with around 30 different sites, it's fun to try and spot every piece of artwork. Later this morning we will be chatting with a couple of the artists who put their work on display.

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((2SHOT)) ((GREEN WALL)) Current: Warm morning, some clouds moving into our northern areas. Local temps: Mainly in the upper 50s and 60s. NE clouds: Band of clouds north, clear south. NE radar/temps: A few showers just north of the Canadian border. Temps warmer southern New England with some 70s. NE dewpoints: Mainly upper 50s, low 60s - just a bit humid. U.S. Rad/sat: Weak cold front just to our north, moving slowly southward. Forecast clouds/precip: Front will slowly drop southward with scattered showers & thunderstorms today. It stalls to our south tomorrow with a disturbance riding along the front, bringing more showers & possible thunderstorms to our southern & eastern areas on Friday. There will be some sun to the north & west.

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Today: Mix of sun & clouds Scattered showers, t-storms Highs: 80 to 87 Wind: S to NW 5 to 10 mph Tonight: Variable clouds Lows: 62 to 68 Wind: Light Friday: N & W: Some sun S & E: Showers, possible t-storms Highs: 75 to 82 Wind: N 5 to 15 mph Extended: Saturday: Partly cloudy Lows: 52 to 62 Highs: 75 to 82 Sunday: Partly cloudy Chance for showers, south Lows: 50s Highs: 75 to 85 Monday: Partly cloudy Chance for showers, south Lows: 52 to 62 Highs: 75 to 85 Hyper-Extended: Tuesday: Partly cloudy Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 80s Wednesday: Partly cloudy Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 80s

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Baltimore prosecutors are dropping all charges against three officers facing trial in the death of Freddie Gray. Gray died after sustaining injuries in police custody in April of 20-15. While three of the six officers charged in the case were already acquitted, the three remaining officers will walk away without a conviction. Gray's death triggered many protests and is considered to be a symbol of the growing mistrust between police and african Americans.

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A bulldozer operator is dead after fighting the wildfire in California. Authorities say the operator was working on the fire line last night to clear some of the underbrush in one community and officials say something went wrong -- and the bulldozer rolled over. This is the first casualty following this blaze that has scorched more than 23-thousand acres and destroyed 22 buildings along the central coast.

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President Barack Obama's Presidential Library finally has a home. Sources say President Obama selected Jackson Park on Chicago's south side to be the location of the library. The Obama Foundation will fund the design, construction and planning of the center -- and is expected to cost at least 500-million dollars. The location is close to the Museum of Science and Industry -- as well as the University of Chicago.

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A New Hampshire farm is recalling 88-hundred pounds of beef. PT Farm in North Haverhill says its products that may have E. coli. The products from the company was produced between June 6th and the 16th and includes ground beef, ground beef patties and other sub-primal cuts. Officials say 14 people have already gotten sick and that an investigation is underway.

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June, July and August are the busiest three months of the year at the state's largest ER. The UVM Medical Center sees more than 5-thousand patients a month through the summer. During the winter months -- that number is closer to 4-thousand. Doctors say it's because summer weather bring people outside and there's more visitors in the state. The hospital say its adjusts staffing levels during the summer months -- especially on long, holiday weekends.

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It's finally over. Kind of... A Brooklyn New York man has won Pokemon-Go. He captured all 142 Pokemon in the past two weeks and only spent a couple hundred dollars in the process. The game recorded him walking over 95 miles to complete the epic task. Now that he's done that -- he's going international to look for them.

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It's been pretty hot around the country this week and in Minnesota even the animals were looking for ways to cool off. A man captured this photo of a black bear cooling off in a kiddie pool in his backyard. David Zbaracki said he snapped the photo from behind his kitchen windows right before he and his family were going out to run errands.

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NE clouds: Band of clouds north, clear south. NE radar/temps: A few showers just north of the Canadian border. Temps warmer southern New England with some 70s. Today: Some clouds north right now, clear south. Scattered showers, t-storms will move north to south today.

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Speakers are going after Donald Trump at the DNC... Plus are Bernie or Bust supporters starting to change their minds? And brightening up the streets of the granite city-- Melissa is live telling us about the Soft Bomb Barre event.

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Today: Some clouds north right now, clear south. Scattered showers, t-storms will move north to south today.

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Hillary Clinton formally accepts her party's nomination for president tonight at the Democratic National Convention. Jamie Yuccas wraps up day 3 .. And looks ahead to the final day of the convention in Philly.

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38-44 Sen. Tim Kaine/(D) VP Nominee 44-57 Michael Bloomberg/Former NYC Mayor 57-104 Jamie Yuccas/CBS News/ Philadelphia, PA 104-112 Leon Panetta/Former CIA Director 117-123 Donnie Caesar/ Florida Resident Hillary Clinton joined President Obama on the convention stage... her former political foe…turned biggest ally: (SOT President Obama/ no chyron necessary) She is fit, and she is ready to be the next commander in chief The President used his address Wednesday night to bash her opponent, Donald Trump. (SOT President Obama) The Donald is not really a plans guy, he's not really a facts guy either. Vice President Joe Biden, newly minted VP Tim Kaine, and others added their voices to the multi-pronged attack: (SOT Vice President Biden/ no chyron necessary) He has no clue about what makes America great... actually he has no clue period (SOT Tim Kaine) You cannot believe one word that comes out of Donald trump's mouth not one word (SOT Michael Bloomberg) Trump says he wants to run the nation like he's running his business God help us//I'm a New Yorker, and I know a con when I see one (STANDUP: Jamie Yuccas CBS News Philadelphia, PA) Top Democrats also used their remarks to bash Donald Trump and his call to Russia to find Hillary Clinton's missing emails: (SOT Leon Panetta) It's inconceivable to me that any presidential candidate would be this irresponsible. Delegates in the arena say they're even more energized to vote for Clinton in November: (SOT Donnie Caesar/ Florida Resident) We cannot have Donald Trump as our President. I mean the man is just off his rocker. Clinton will have the last word tonight... when she formally accepts the Democratic nomination for president. Jamie Yuccas CBS News Philadelphia.

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Chelsea Clinton will introduce her mother tonight..… the day's theme is "Stronger Together."

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Meanwhile at the convention -- Bernie Sanders thanked his supporters for sticking by his side -- and told them that his work is not done. Sanders received a warm welcome at a breakfast with the Northern New England delegates ... even as he talked about supporting Hillary Clinton. But that prompted some to walk out of the convention. In response to those who left ... Sanders says his supporters can't sit out of general election campaigns efforts though, if the crusade for a political revolution is to continue by electing progressives.

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(03:40:40:00)((Sanders we are better off than we were eight years ago, but this country faces enormous problems, so it's not just about electing candidates, it is about transforming America and making sure the candidates who are elected remain accountable to the people )) Sanders told the delegates that receiving 86 percent of the vote in Vermont's primary touched him deeply. And he credits them with powering his presidential campaign.

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A Vermont man was trapped under rubble for hours after an explosion destroyed his house.. Tyler do police know what caused it? Not yet .. Vermont state police are still working to figure out why the mans house exploded... But police say they DON'T think it was related to a drug lab... It happened early yesterday morning on Great Blue Heron Drive in Guilford. 64-year-old Richard Holden was rescued from the basement of his home - nearly six hours after his home fell down on top of him. Most neighbors say they didn't hear the explosion around 2:30 a-m ... but one neighbor called the fire department when she saw the home was nearly leveled.

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A Springfield man died in a motorcycle crash in Charlestown New Hampshire. Investigators say 61-year-old Glen Duchane was riding his motorcycle on Route 12 yesterday afternoon -- when he tried to pass a dump truck.. But collided with the truck. He died of his injuries. The crash remains under investigation.

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A break-in at the now defunct Burlington College. Investigators say someone broke into several offices and stole several items. The building was vandalized too. Police are relatively tight lipped about additional details -- but say they do have strong leads on potential suspects. If you have any info -- call police.

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Vermont's health professionals are preparing the worst. What to do if a disease outbreak hits the Green Mountains. The Air Guard and health department will practice over the next several days -- unloading, administering and shipping the vaccines and medical equipment to treat a pandemic. Wednesday-- the health department simulated a scenario where 6,000 Vermonters are sick from a disease. They've set up five points of distribution across the state and their workers are testing their speed and efficiency.

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((Dr. Harry Chen/Health Commissioner: 01:34 What a disaster scenario like this does is it overwhelmes the usual way of doing things." 02:32 These are medicines we don't have the capacity to deal with in Vermont.")) ((Maj. Gen. Steve Cray/Vt. National Guard Commander 05:29 your national guard is ready. It's trained and it's eager to get on with the mission if you will.")) 5-thousand responders will participate in the training over 10 days.

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The streets of the granite city are becoming a little bit brighter. Melissa Shekatoff is live downtown this morning learning all about the Soft Bomb Barre event. Gina, there is a lot to see and I'm joined now by Sue Higby who knows where we can find each and every piece of art.

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(what is Soft Bomb Barre?) (it's an interesting name, why call this event that?) (what is being showcased?) (how many sites and artists involved?) (what is the goal?) (what kind of feedback do you get from the public?) (when can people check this out?)

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Such talent on display all over the downtown area. Gotta see for yourself! And you can until August 27th. Gina?

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((2SHOT)) ((GREEN WALL)) Current: Warm morning, some clouds moving into our northern areas. Local temps: Mainly in the upper 50s and 60s. NE clouds: Band of clouds north, clear south. NE radar/temps: A few showers just north of the Canadian border. Temps warmer southern New England with some 70s. NE dewpoints: Mainly upper 50s, low 60s - just a bit humid. U.S. Rad/sat: Weak cold front just to our north, moving slowly southward. Forecast clouds/precip: Front will slowly drop southward with scattered showers & thunderstorms today. It stalls to our south tomorrow with a disturbance riding along the front, bringing more showers & possible thunderstorms to our southern & eastern areas on Friday. There will be some sun to the north & west.

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Today: Mix of sun & clouds Scattered showers, t-storms Highs: 80 to 87 Wind: S to NW 5 to 10 mph Tonight: Variable clouds Lows: 62 to 68 Wind: Light Friday: N & W: Some sun S & E: Showers, possible t-storms Highs: 75 to 82 Wind: N 5 to 15 mph Extended: Saturday: Partly cloudy Lows: 52 to 62 Highs: 75 to 82 Sunday: Partly cloudy Chance for showers, south Lows: 50s Highs: 75 to 85 Monday: Partly cloudy Chance for showers, south Lows: 52 to 62 Highs: 75 to 85 Hyper-Extended: Tuesday: Partly cloudy Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 80s Wednesday: Partly cloudy Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 80s

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The 26th annual Three Day Stampede starts tomorrow at the Bristol Recreational Field. It could just be the largest single lawn sale in the state -- and all the money goes to finding a cure for Cystic Fibrosis. Bonita Bedard started the event when her granddaughter was born with CF. Bonita and one of her other granddaughters .. Bailey join us this morning. ((what is the three day stampede?)) ((Kayla -- what is CF?)) ((you're 26 -- you were expected to live until you were 16. What has this fight been like for you?)) ((how do donations factor into this?)) ((Kayla -- what's this weekend like for you?)) ((What services are available to purchase? Bikes?)) ((how much have you raised for CF?)) ((what's this years goal?)) ((Kayla - what's it like living with this?)) The three day stampede kicks off tomorrow at the Bristol Recreational Field. We'll have a link with more information on our website - wcax.dot.com. Gary will be here next with a look at the weather.

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Almanac: Hot again yesterday, getting up to 90 in Burlington. Dry again. What to expect: Weak cold front will bring a few showers, t-storms today, moving north to south. Friday is split NW to SE, where there will still be a few showers, t-storms. Weekend is mostly nice - especially Saturday, but again could be showers south on Sunday. Lake Champlain: Light wind and near calm waves, but watch out for showers, t-storms late morning into the afternoon.

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Hillary Clinton is set to formally accept her party's nomination for President tonight ... On the final day of the Democratic national convention. Her V-P pick, Virginia senator Tim Kaine, formally accepted his nomination yesterday. Day 3 focused on the Democratic party's goal of putting an end to gun violence. The president addressed the crowd -- and that's when Clinton made a surprise on-stage appearance

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((President Obama, "And now I'm ready to pass the baton and do my part as a private citizen, so this year, in this election, I'm asking you to join me - to reject cynicism and reject fear, and to summon what is best in us; to elect Hillary Clinton as the next President of the United States.")) Chelsea Clinton is scheduled to introduce her mother today … the last day of the convention's theme is "Stronger Together."

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A Guilford man -- trapped for hours after his home explodes. It happened around 2:30 yesterday morning on Great Blue Heron Drive. One neighbor called the fire department when she saw the home was nearly leveled. 64-year-old Richard Holden was later rescued from the basement -- almost six hours after the home fell down on top of him.

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A break-in at the former Burlington College building. Investigators say several offices and items were taken -- and the building was vandalized too. Police aren't saying what was taken -- but they do have strong leads on potential suspects. If you have any info -- call police.

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Meanwhile -- 70 new apartments will soon replace an old orphanage at the other end of the building. Right now crews are trying to make the building structurally sound -- and they're replacing the roof. Work is projected to be completed next spring.

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It's been about a month since the North Avenue Pilot project began -- and the Burlington Public works department says so far .. So good. Changes were made to a very busy section from Route 127 to Shore Road -- it changed the road from 2 lanes .. To one .. And added a bike lane. City leaders told residents at a meeting last night that feedback so far has been mostly positive ... Some residents say they still have concerns about what the new traffic pattern will mean once school starts up again in the fall.

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

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Front will slowly drop southward with scattered showers & thunderstorms today. It stalls to our south tomorrow with a disturbance riding along the front, bringing more showers & possible thunderstorms to our southern & eastern areas on Friday. There will be some sun to the north & west. Saturday will be a nice day to start the weekend, and sunshine will continue into the next several days to the north, but there could still be a few showers, t-storms to the south, near the MA border, on Sunday & Monday.

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Front will slowly drop southward with scattered showers & thunderstorms today. It stalls to our south tomorrow with a disturbance riding along the front, bringing more showers & possible thunderstorms to our southern & eastern areas on Friday. T

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Hillary Clinton is set to formally accept her party's nomination for President tonight ... On the final day of the Democratic national convention. Her V-P pick, Virginia senator Tim Kaine, formally accepted his nomination yesterday. Day 3 focused on the Democratic party's goal of putting an end to gun violence. The president addressed the crowd -- and that's when Clinton made a surprise on-stage appearance

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((President Obama, "And now I'm ready to pass the baton and do my part as a private citizen, so this year, in this election, I'm asking you to join me - to reject cynicism and reject fear, and to summon what is best in us; to elect Hillary Clinton as the next President of the United States.")) Chelsea Clinton is scheduled to introduce her mother today … the last day of the convention's theme is "Stronger Together."

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Police in St Johnsbury say a man offered a young girl a ride home ... The incident happened last night on Railroad street .. The 14 year old girl told police she was walking home .. When a man in a green mini-van pulled over .. Got out of his car .. And started talking with her. He then offered her a ride home .. The van is described as a dark green dodge mini-van with texas registration plates .. Police ask that you call if you know anything ...

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A Guilford man -- trapped for hours after his home explodes. It happened around 2:30 yesterday morning on Great Blue Heron Drive. One neighbor called the fire department when she saw the home was nearly leveled. 64-year-old Richard Holden was later rescued from the basement -- almost six hours after the home fell down on top of him.

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Front will slowly drop southward with scattered showers & thunderstorms today. It stalls to our south tomorrow with a disturbance riding along the front, bringing more showers & possible thunderstorms to our southern & eastern areas on Friday. There will be some sun to the north & west. Saturday will be a nice day to start the weekend, and sunshine will continue into the next several days to the north, but there could still be a few showers, t-storms to the south, near the MA border, on Sunday & Monday.

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-------- The 7:56 News Scripts Follow ------------

1} DNC3_OC__VO


Hillary Clinton is set to formally accept her party's nomination for President tonight -- the final day of the Democratic national convention. Her V-P pick, Virginia senator Tim Kaine, formally accepted his nomination yesterday. Day 3 focused on the Democratic party's goal of putting an end to gun violence. The president addressed the crowd -- and that's when Clinton made a surprise on-stage appearance

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((President Obama, "And now I'm ready to pass the baton and do my part as a private citizen, so this year, in this election, I'm asking you to join me - to reject cynicism and reject fear, and to summon what is best in us; to elect Hillary Clinton as the next President of the United States.")) Chelsea Clinton is scheduled to introduce her mother today … the last day of the convention's theme is "Stronger Together."

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Police in St Johnsbury say a man offered a young girl a ride home ... The incident happened last night on Railroad street .. The 14 year old girl told police she was walking home .. When a man in a green mini-van pulled over .. Got out of his car .. And started talking with her. He then offered her a ride home .. The van is described as a dark green dodge mini-van with texas registration plates .. Police ask that you call if you know anything ...

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A Guilford man -- trapped for hours after his home explodes. It happened around 2:30 yesterday morning on Great Blue Heron Drive. One neighbor called the fire department when she saw the home was nearly leveled. 64-year-old Richard Holden was later rescued from the basement -- almost six hours after the home fell down on top of him.

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Front will slowly drop southward with scattered showers & thunderstorms today. It stalls to our south tomorrow with a disturbance riding along the front, bringing more showers & possible thunderstorms to our southern & eastern areas on Friday. There will be some sun to the north & west. Saturday will be a nice day to start the weekend, and sunshine will continue into the next several days to the north, but there could still be a few showers, t-storms to the south, near the MA border, on Sunday & Monday.

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