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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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A Wallingford man will be in court today -- for allegedly sexually assaulting and holding a woman against her will. Police say 21-year-old Robert West -- sexually assaulted a 19-year-old in a car -- along a remote section of Wallingford. The man allegedly had a knife -- and wouldn't let the victim go. She managed to get out of the car -- and called police from a nearby house. West is being held on lack of 75-thousand dollars bail -- and is facing aggravated sexual assault, unlawful restrain -- and resisting arrest. The victim was taken to the hospital for treatment.

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Police say a Chester man was drunk behind the wheel -- driving 110 miles per hour. The high speed chase began around 11 last night -- when Justin Geiger was clocked at going 95 miles per hour on i-91 in Rockingham. Police say the 32-year-old then got off the interstate -- and took off. Troopers say they followed him to from Route 5 to Route 103 -- where the man was passing several cars -- with speeds topping 110 miles per hour. The car eventually pulled into a driveway on Rounds road -- and Geiger was taken into custody. He's now facing a number of charges -- including his third DUI.

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Families displaced this morning after an overnight apartment fire in Springfield. Fire officials say they responded to the 3-alarm blaze on 28 Myrtle Street around 9-30 last night. Neighbors estimate there are 3 or four units in the building. There were no injuries and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

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A fire at a Shelburne day care did some damage but fortunately no one was in the building at the time. Around 7 thirty last night--firefighters responded to reports of a fire at Heartworks preschool--at the Shelburne Commons complex. They say an outside section of the building was fully engulfed in flames--but the fire did not spread inside.

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Still little information this morning --- after a naked body was found in Plattsburgh. Police say the individual was found yesterday on the front lawn of a home on Ball Street. Authorities would not identify the person or whether it was a man or a woman -- or provide details on the possible cause of death.

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We know more today -- about exactly how much was stolen from an evidence locker at the Colchester Police Department. With a former Colchester dectective allegedly behind the thefts -- the department is making major changes. Alex Apple took a tour with the chief.

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((Nov. 11 Kinney PKG: Jen Morrison -- "Today is the darkest day in the history of the Colchester Police Department.")) That was Colchester Police Chief Jen Morrison's depiction of the arrest of Detective Tyler Kinney for drug and gun related charges. (03:32 Jen Morrison)(("There will never again be one person with the keys to the kingdom.")) Kinney was in charge of the department's evidence vault and is accused of stealing drugs and firearms. (05:02 Detective Jen Morrison)(("We did not access our evidence area until the FBI and Vermont State Police told us we could have access again.")) ((GFX)) Investigators discovered 12-thousand dollars cash, 9 guns and more than 80 drug cases have evidence missing - or altered. Wednesday Morrison outlined a host of policy changes -- aimed at protecting the evidence vault moving forward. (59 Jen Morrison)(("We made a significant policy overhaul so our general order related to how we handle property and evidence items.")) Those changes include -- new cameras -- a barcode system keeping inventory -- and double locking all doors -- requiring keys from two separate detectives. (10:05 Jen Morrison)(("Detective Schaeffer has to use dual-authenicies -- the hardware and a code to get into the room. And then one of the changes that I was telling you that we made was with critical evidence, items of guns, drugs or money -- you'll see that sign everywhere that says lockers 1-12.")) Lockers 1-12 will hold the critical evidence -- similar to the items police say were missing. Other items stay locked once their logged. (09:05 Jen Morrison)(("As soon as you close that, it changes to locked and you can't access it now.")) Blocked by this temporary evidence -- is the larger evidence vault from which allegedly stole. It's still not up and running. (13:21 Jen Morrison)(("Anything from November 10th forward, we have a temporary system set up, but as you can see there is a door back there and there is a large large room that's our evidence vault. We are not using that room until we're ready to inventory once the bar code system is on line.")) Alex Apple -- channel 3 news -- Colchester.

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Following the deaths of two toddlers, state lawmakers discuss a bill aimed to better protect children. Democratic State Senator Dick Sears is pushing to get the bill through both legislative chambers and onto the governor's desk in March. Some voiced concerns about elements of the law, criticism that surprised Sears given discussions of what should be in the bill began last summer.

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(01:38:05:00) ((Sen. Dick Sears - D-Bennington County that took me back a little bit, we can certainly work with anyone to try to improve the bill, btu the goal is to protect our kids and we have to do the best we can to do that)) The chief administrative judge of the Vermont Superior Courts told lawmakers the proposal might give judges too much discretion as to what's in the best interest of a child. Those representing social workers tasked with evaluating a child's well-being said some of the changes under consideration may be counter-productive.

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A Vermont woman is making history. Ingrid Jonas has been promoted to the rank of Captain of the Vermont State Police -- for the first time. Jonas has been with the State Police since 1998. She most recently served as the Lieutenant overseeing the Internal Affairs Unit. With her promotion -- Captain Jonas will be Commander of the Staff Operations section -- overseeing Internal Affairs, professional standards, -- and recruiting and training. She also becomes a member of the senior command staff for the state police.

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(anchors introduce gary) Quiet weather ahead, slow warming trend. Watching a coastal system for Saturday, but it looks too far away. Then colder after that.

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Today: Partly sunny Highs: 25 to 32 Wind: Light & variable Tonight: Partly cloudy Lows: 5 to 15 Wind: Light Friday: Partly sunny Highs: 27 to 34 Wind: S 5 to 15 mph Extended: Saturday: Mostly cloudy Chance for snow/rain showers Lows: 15 to 25 Highs: 30s Sunday: Partly sunny Blustery, colder Lows: 10 to 20 Highs: 15 to 25 Monday: Partly sunny Lows: -5 to 10 Highs: 10 to 20 Hyper-Extended: Tuesday: Partly cloudy Lows: 5 to -10 Highs: 10 to 20 Wednesday: Partly sunny Lows: 5 to -10 Highs: 12 to 22

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President Obama visits Kansas State and more on the investigation into the shooting of Michael Brown... Anne Marie Green has more in Worldwatch.

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President Obama speaks to students at Kansas State University today ...as he continues to push the agenda he laid out in his state of the Union speech. Yesterday, the President spoke to a crowd of students at Boise State University in Idaho...where he focused on his middle class economic plan... Including a proposal to make community college free for students who maintain a certain G-P-A. The President says he's still hopeful Democrats and Republicans can work together. Law enforcement officials tell CBS News the FBI has completed its investigation into the August shooting death of Michael Brown at the hands of Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson. After interviewing over 200 people, and reviewing numerous tapes and cell phone videos...the FBI determined Wilson did not intentionally violate Brown's civil rights. Wilson was cleared of state charges by a Missouri grand jury back in November. The Justice Department could soon close its investigation as well. And, New England Patriots Coach Bill Belichick holds a pre-Superbowl news conference this morning. He'll likely face questions about the NFL's investigation of the team for under-inflating footballs. ESPN AND the Boston Globe have reported that 11 of 12 footballs used in the AFC Championship game against the Colts on Sunday didn't have enough air...making them easier to grip and throw. Belichick says he would cooperate with the NFL. Those are some of the day's top stories. I'm Anne Marie Green CBS News News York.

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For all of you PC lovers, Microsoft is rolling out Windows 10, a new generation of the operating system. According to Microsoft, the new OS offers a wide range of experiences designed to usher in a new era of more personal computing as well as two new devices. A free upgrade for ten will be made available to customers running Windows 7 or 8.1 -- and Windows Phone 8.1 who upgrade in the first year.

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Well here's something you don't normally see during a House Committee meeting in Washington. That's a little drone buzzing around the House Science, Space and Technology committee meeting Wednesday. It was being flown by an expert in UNMANNED aerial vehicles. The committee is examining ways to integrate drones into American airspace. Right now, most drone usage in the U-S is in a state of legal limbo. They can only be used for recreational purposes -- anything else requires a special permit from the Federal Aviation Administration.

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Also in Washington, lawmakers discussed internet rules of the road with industry leaders. They are looking at the issue of net neutrality, how internet service providers manage the traffic on their networks so content is treated fairly. Republicans have a bill to counter new rules coming from the FCC. Hearing witnesses included the VP of Global Public Policy for Amazon and the CEO of ETSY. The FCC plans to vote on the issue on February 26th.

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Quiet weather ahead, slow warming trend. Watching a coastal system for Saturday, but it looks too far away. Then colder after that.

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A week from today -- Vermont's Catholics will meet their new leader. Our Alex Apple sat down for an exclusive interview with Burlington's new bishop.

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Christopher Coyne grew up in Massachusetts -- one of seven kids -- a die-hard Patriots fan -- an avid skier. (32:11 Bishop Chris Coyne)(("I'm hoping to get my ski legs back underneath me.")) Coyne went to seminary after growing up as a devout Catholic. (19:32 Chris Coyne)(("One of them said you're never going to know until you give it a shot.... 19:45 I just fell in love with the Lord Jesus Christ and the church.")) And on January 29th -- he'll become the 10th bishop of Burlington. (21:11 Chris Coyne)(("My aim right now is to open the church doors and then go out to engage with people to converse with people to welcome people.")) Very little of Coyne's church career has been ordinary -- while a Priest in Boston -- he was the spokesperson for Cardinal Law -- who presided over the worst sexual abuse scandal in the church's history. (26:12 Bishop Chris Coyne)(("It strengthened my faith in that a good prayer life was really important at that time.")) Since that admittedly challenging time -- Bishop Coyne has built a social media profile that's earned him the nickname the "blogging bishop." A communication strategy he plans to bring to the Queen City... (30:09 Bishop Chris Coyne)(("We have to start doing it. That's how most conversation is taking place now through the digital media. If you really want to be communicating with people, you need to go there.")) Coyne says he takes a note from Pope Francis -- defining the church by what it's for -- not what it's against. (23:14 Chris Coyne)(('Being now defined by what we're for. We're for the poor, for the needy for the marginalized.")) He's drawn praise as a forward-thinking bishop -- a budding star within the faith. Yet he's perfectly willing to say that he's no different than any other Vermonter. (23:48 Coyne)(("Each of us is a sinner, a broken person, we all have baggage.")) (31:31 Coyne)(("I was as surprised as anyone else when I got the call to become a bishop, and I was even more surprised when I was told it was in Indianapolis.")) Coyne says he's thankful for the blessings he found in Indianapolis -- but he's ready to take the skiis back out of the closet. ((AA Channel 3 News))

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St. Albans police on lookout for bank robber... Vermont senators weigh in on a controversial pipeline ... And lower fuel prices this winter season...

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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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St. Albans police are on the lookout this morning -- for a bank robber. Investigator say a white male robbed the People's United Bank on North Main Street yesterday afternoon. The suspect is described as about 6-3 wearing a black jacket and mask. Authorities say he took off on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. According to the police chief -- it's at least the third time in three years some has robbed the bank.

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Three burglars who stole from a safe at home in Mooers were caught by police. State Police arrested 21 year old Cody Cook, 23 year old Brett Lushia and 22 year old Jennifer Dumas this week. They are all charged with burglary.

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Police say a Vermont woman was killed by a 14 year old boy in Texas. According to investigators, a 9-1-1 call Monday afternoon led them to the body of 31-year-old Heather O'Neill -- in a wooded area about 40-minutes east of San Antonio. They say she suffered multiple injuries - but did not provide further details. Police say O'Neill and her boyfriend may have been camping in the area. The name of the 14-year-old suspect has not been released. Police do not think he knew O'Neill.

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Crews will be back out again today -- to try and remove a overturned truck from the Interstate in Hartland. State police say the truck flipped on the Southbound side of Interstate 91 early Monday morning - when there was freezing rain and the roads were icy. Police say the driver from Quebec was not hurt. And the load of plastic items was not hazardous. Crews were out yesterday using airbags to try and lift the truck.

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Vermonters could see less state money funneled into fuel assistance. Governor Shumlin's proposed budget cuts the state contribution to LIHEAP from 6-million dollars to 5-million. Meanwhile estimates suggest about 18-point-7 million dollars in federal dollars could be headed to the state to help Vermonters heat their homes this winter.

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(TC 00:11:19:16 Tile 7012) ((Gerard Gaboriau/Milton "I don't know what I'd do without it, I would be in debt over my head." 00:11:26:01)) Experts say there is good news on the fuel front. They say fuel prices have not been as low as they are now since 2009.

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The Debate over the Keystone X-L pipeline continues in the U-S Senate. It's a repeat of a debate held three months ago -- when the Senate voted against authorization of the project, but now Republicans are in control. Vermont's two Senators took the floor Wednesday, voicing their opposition.

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((Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt 42:06 "the pipeline will support 35 permanent jobs, not thousands, we ought to be considering legislation to create thousands of jobs.)) Republicans are allowing a host of energy-related amendments to be considered -- so the final vote on the bill could be weeks away. The House has already voted in favor of Keystone. President Obama has promised to veto it.

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Vermont lawmakers face some serious issues this session, but one lawmaker helped to lighten the atmosphere this week -- even if unintended. Senator John Rodgers Tuesday introduced a bill to make the Beagle -- the official state dog. The Essex/Orleans Democrat attributes the idea to some Northeast Kingdom neighbors. Although he received a petition with more than 200 signatures, the measure may take some serious arm-twisting at the statehouse.

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((00:00:47 Senator John Campbell/Senate President "I kind of like boxers -- that's what I had. But Beagles are fine, but this year I think they can stay out on their dog house and we'll have other people fight the enemies of the state such as the red baron.)) ((00:02:39 Sen. John Rodgers/ D-Essex/Orleans County "I told these folks that as soon as you introduce one breed I was sure that all the dog lovers would be advocating for their breed as well. AR: And you don't even have a beagle. I don't have a beagle. )) Other Senators we spoke with -- as well as Former Gov. Jim Douglas -- urged caution when taking sides with dog breeds ...

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(anchors introduce gary) Quiet weather ahead, slow warming trend. Watching a coastal system for Saturday, but it looks too far away. Then colder after that.

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Today: Partly sunny Highs: 25 to 32 Wind: Light & variable Tonight: Partly cloudy Lows: 5 to 15 Wind: Light Friday: Partly sunny Highs: 27 to 34 Wind: S 5 to 15 mph Extended: Saturday: Mostly cloudy Chance for snow/rain showers Lows: 15 to 25 Highs: 30s Sunday: Partly sunny Blustery, colder Lows: 10 to 20 Highs: 15 to 25 Monday: Partly sunny Lows: -5 to 10 Highs: 10 to 20 Hyper-Extended: Tuesday: Partly cloudy Lows: 5 to -10 Highs: 10 to 20 Wednesday: Partly sunny Lows: 5 to -10 Highs: 12 to 22

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((("The UVM men's basketball team takes its five game wining streak on the road tomorrow night at UNH. There are two teams in America East that are currently riding 5 game win streaks and are both 5-0 in conference play, the Cats and Albany. Those two teams will meet at Patrick Gym a week from tonight. However, before that game, Vermont has to travel to Durham tomorrow and Umass Lowell Saturday. The key for the Cats will be to stay focused and not look ahead to that showdown with the Danes. ---- (((John Becker/"These games are going to go a long way to determining what seed we end up with. If we can win these two on the road, it puts us in a good position. If we let our guard down and don't come ready to play, we could be in for a couple of tough games."))) (((Kurt Steidl/"Nothing is really guaranteed for us. It's not like we can go in and just win, because we have Vermont on our jersey. We have to play really hard every time that we step on the floor. Especially with road games, it's going to be hard without our home fans supporting us."))) --- At St. Mike's tonight. The Purple Knight men playing host to St. Rose. James Cambronne getting going early for St. Mike's first he knocks down 3, then a little pick and roll with Mike Holton. Cambronne works his way in for 2. A team high 18 for Cambronne. Knights up 1. Later in the half, Mike Thompson comes up with the steal. He takes it all the way for the jam. 13 for Thompson. St. Mike's taking a 3 point lead into the break before pulling away in the second half. Corey Crawford II for 3. 81-68, St. Mike's takes it. --- The St. Mike's and St. Rose women's teams meeting earlier in the night in Colchester. Second half, St. Rose builds it'self a big lead, Staci Barrett with 2 of her team high 16 points. St. Mike's down 16. The purple knights try and shoot their way back in it. Maggie Sabine for three. She had 12, St. Mike;s down 18. Then it's McKenzie Burud burying three. A game high 24 for Burud. It's a 15 point St. Rose lead. But St. Mike's really didn't have it tonight, off the miss, St. Rose in transition. Gabbie Polce finishes off the play with the lay-in. A tough loss for the purple Knights, 74-56 the final. --- That's it for now, Scott Fleishman, channel 3 sports, have a great day.")))

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

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A Wallingford man will be in court today -- for allegedly sexually assaulting and holding a woman against her will. Police say 21-year-old Robert West -- sexually assaulted a 19-year-old in a car -- along a remote section of Wallingford. The man allegedly had a knife -- and wouldn't let the victim go. She managed to get out of the car -- and called police from a nearby house. West is being held on lack of 75-thousand dollars bail -- and is facing aggravated sexual assault, unlawful restrain -- and resisting arrest. The victim was taken to the hospital for treatment.

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Major changes are coming to the Colchester Police Department -- after a former detective was arrested for taking evidence. Police have now released a full list of the items missing from the police station evidence locker. That list includes- 12-thousand dollars cash. We've also learned investigators don't know where NINE guns are. And more than 80 drug cases have evidence missing - or altered. Now the critical evidence storage unit will have two locks at all times -- with keys given to two separate detectives. New cameras will be added and a barcode system will keep inventory.

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(03:32 Chief Jen Morrison)(("There will never again be one person with the keys to the kingdom.")) Morrison says Detective Keith Schaffer is now one of the individuals managing the evidence. He came to Colchester from Schenectady, New York and already had the necessary training.

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St. Albans police are on the lookout this morning -- for a bank robber. Investigator say a white male robbed the People's United Bank on North Main Street yesterday afternoon. The suspect is described as about 6-3 wearing a black jacket and mask. Authorities say he took off on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. They say it's at least the third time in three years some has robbed the bank.

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Japan says it will try to reach the Islamic State group members who are holding two Japanese citizens hostage. Japan says it's considering all possible ways to gain the release of a freelance journalist and the founder of a private security company.The Islamic State group said in a video message that it would kill the hostages within 72 hours unless it receives a 200 million dollar ransom. The deadline is believed to be sometime Friday.

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During a traffic stop, a New Jersey officer told an unarmed man to put his hands up and not move. Surveillance video seems to show the man complying, only to be shot as both his hands appear to be up. Take a look at this dash cam video released just yesterday sparking outrage. The police video shows Bridgeton officers Braheme Days and Roger Worley in a December 30th stop that escalates quickly. The shooting has sparked protests in the southern New Jersey city of about 25,000. The case came after months of turbulent demonstrations and violence over the killings of unarmed black men by white police officers in New York and Ferguson, Missouri.

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Seventy people have now become infected with the measles in an outbreak linked to two Disney theme parks in California. New infections emerged yesterday -- in the outbreak that has spread to five U.S. states and Mexico. Health officials are recommending that people be vaccinated against the measles -- and that children too young to be immunized avoid California's Disney parks.

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

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Quiet weather ahead, slow warming trend. Watching a coastal system for Saturday, but it looks too far away. Then colder after that.

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Homemade skincare remedies

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Still little information this morning --- after a body was found --naked -- in Plattsburgh. Police say the individual was found yesterday on the front lawn of a home on Ball Street. Authorities would not identify the person or whether it was a man or a woman -- or provide details on the possible cause of death.

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Police say they've caught the three suspects who stole from a safe home in Mooers. State Police arrested 21 year old Cody Cook, 23 year old Brett Lushia and 22 year old Jennifer Dumas this week. They are all charged with burglary.

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Major changes are coming to the Colchester Police Department -- after a former detective was arrested for taking evidence. Police have now released a full list of the items missing from the police station evidence locker. That list includes- 12-thousand dollars cash. We've also learned investigators don't know where NINE guns are. And more than 80 drug cases have evidence missing - or altered. Now the critical evidence storage unit will have two locks at all times -- with keys given to two separate detectives. New cameras will be added and a barcode system will keep inventory.

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(03:32 Chief Jen Morrison)(("There will never again be one person with the keys to the kingdom.")) Morrison says Detective Keith Schaffer is now one of the individuals managing the evidence. He came to Colchester from Schenectady, New York and already had the necessary training.

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Could Vermont -- be getting a state dog? Senator John Rodgers Tuesday introduced a bill to make the Beagle -- the official state dog. The Essex/Orleans Democrat attributes the idea to some Northeast Kingdom neighbors. Although he received a petition with more than 200 signatures, the measure may take some serious arm-twisting at the statehouse.

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Quiet weather ahead, slow warming trend. Watching a coastal system for Saturday, but it looks too far away. Then colder after that.

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Good morning it's 5:00 -- I'm Eva McKend, I'm Ali Freeman ... 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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A Wallingford man will be in court today -- for allegedly sexually assaulting and holding a woman against her will. Police say 21-year-old Robert West -- sexually assaulted a 19-year-old in a car -- along a remote section of Wallingford. The man allegedly had a knife -- and wouldn't let the victim go. She managed to get out of the car -- and called police from a nearby house. West is being held on lack of 75-thousand dollars bail -- and is facing aggravated sexual assault, unlawful restrain -- and resisting arrest. The victim was taken to the hospital for treatment.

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Police say a Chester man was drunk behind the wheel -- driving 110 miles per hour. The high speed chase began around 11 last night -- when Justin Geiger was clocked at going 95 miles per hour on i-91 in Rockingham. Police say the 32-year-old then got off the interstate -- and took off. Troopers say they followed him to from Route 5 to Route 103 -- where the man was passing several cars -- with speeds topping 110 miles per hour. The car eventually pulled into a driveway on Rounds road -- and Geiger was taken into custody. He's now facing a number of charges -- including his third DUI.

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Families displaced this morning after an overnight apartment fire in Springfield. Fire officials say they responded to the 3-alarm blaze on 28 Myrtle Street around 9-30 last night. Neighbors estimate there are 3 or four units in the building. There were no injuries and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

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A fire at a Shelburne day care did some damage but fortunately no one was in the building at the time. Around 7 thirty last night--firefighters responded to reports of a fire at Heartworks preschool--at the Shelburne Commons complex. They say an outside section of the building was fully engulfed in flames--but the fire did not spread inside.

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Still little information this morning --- after a naked body was found in Plattsburgh. Police say the individual was found yesterday on the front lawn of a home on Ball Street. Authorities would not identify the person or whether it was a man or a woman -- or provide details on the possible cause of death.

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We know more today -- about exactly how much was stolen from an evidence locker at the Colchester Police Department. With a former Colchester dectective allegedly behind the thefts -- the department is making major changes. Alex Apple took a tour with the chief.

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((Nov. 11 Kinney PKG: Jen Morrison -- "Today is the darkest day in the history of the Colchester Police Department.")) That was Colchester Police Chief Jen Morrison's depiction of the arrest of Detective Tyler Kinney for drug and gun related charges. (03:32 Jen Morrison)(("There will never again be one person with the keys to the kingdom.")) Kinney was in charge of the department's evidence vault and is accused of stealing drugs and firearms. (05:02 Detective Jen Morrison)(("We did not access our evidence area until the FBI and Vermont State Police told us we could have access again.")) ((GFX)) Investigators discovered 12-thousand dollars cash, 9 guns and more than 80 drug cases have evidence missing - or altered. Wednesday Morrison outlined a host of policy changes -- aimed at protecting the evidence vault moving forward. (59 Jen Morrison)(("We made a significant policy overhaul so our general order related to how we handle property and evidence items.")) Those changes include -- new cameras -- a barcode system keeping inventory -- and double locking all doors -- requiring keys from two separate detectives. (10:05 Jen Morrison)(("Detective Schaeffer has to use dual-authenicies -- the hardware and a code to get into the room. And then one of the changes that I was telling you that we made was with critical evidence, items of guns, drugs or money -- you'll see that sign everywhere that says lockers 1-12.")) Lockers 1-12 will hold the critical evidence -- similar to the items police say were missing. Other items stay locked once their logged. (09:05 Jen Morrison)(("As soon as you close that, it changes to locked and you can't access it now.")) Blocked by this temporary evidence -- is the larger evidence vault from which allegedly stole. It's still not up and running. (13:21 Jen Morrison)(("Anything from November 10th forward, we have a temporary system set up, but as you can see there is a door back there and there is a large large room that's our evidence vault. We are not using that room until we're ready to inventory once the bar code system is on line.")) Alex Apple -- channel 3 news -- Colchester.

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Following the deaths of two toddlers, state lawmakers discuss a bill aimed to better protect children. Democratic State Senator Dick Sears is pushing to get the bill through both legislative chambers and onto the governor's desk in March. Some voiced concerns about elements of the law, criticism that surprised Sears given discussions of what should be in the bill began last summer.

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(01:38:05:00) ((Sen. Dick Sears - D-Bennington County that took me back a little bit, we can certainly work with anyone to try to improve the bill, btu the goal is to protect our kids and we have to do the best we can to do that)) The chief administrative judge of the Vermont Superior Courts told lawmakers the proposal might give judges too much discretion as to what's in the best interest of a child. Those representing social workers tasked with evaluating a child's well-being said some of the changes under consideration may be counter-productive.

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A Vermont woman is making history. Ingrid Jonas has been promoted to the rank of Captain of the Vermont State Police -- for the first time. Jonas has been with the State Police since 1998. She most recently served as the Lieutenant overseeing the Internal Affairs Unit. With her promotion -- Captain Jonas will be Commander of the Staff Operations section -- overseeing Internal Affairs, professional standards, -- and recruiting and training. She also becomes a member of the senior command staff for the state police.

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(anchors introduce gary) Quiet weather ahead, slow warming trend. Watching a coastal system for Saturday, but it looks too far away. Then colder after that.

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Today: Partly sunny Highs: 25 to 32 Wind: Light & variable Tonight: Partly cloudy Lows: 5 to 15 Wind: Light Friday: Partly sunny Highs: 27 to 34 Wind: S 5 to 15 mph Extended: Saturday: Mostly cloudy Chance for snow/rain showers Lows: 15 to 25 Highs: 30s Sunday: Partly sunny Blustery, colder Lows: 10 to 20 Highs: 15 to 25 Monday: Partly sunny Lows: -5 to 10 Highs: 10 to 20 Hyper-Extended: Tuesday: Partly cloudy Lows: 5 to -10 Highs: 10 to 20 Wednesday: Partly sunny Lows: 5 to -10 Highs: 12 to 22

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CBS News has learned no federal civil rights charges are expected in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by a former Ferguson, Missouri police officer... Susan McGinnis is in Washington with the latest on the FBI and Justice Department investigation.

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(PKG) Law enforcement sources tell CBS News the FBI has completed its civil rights investigation in the shooting death of 18 - year old Michael Brown by Former Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson. Wilson shot and killed the unarmed teen during an altercation last August.. a Missouri grand jury exonerated Wilson and did not indict him on criminal charges. After completing interviews with more than 200 people, and reviewing numerous surveillance tapes and cell phone videos -- the FBI says it found no evidence to show Wilson intentionally violated Brown's civil rights. The shooting sparked widespread protests and accusations that the officer had used unjustifiable force... President Obama addressed the issue in his sotu address. (SOT) "Surely we can understand a father who fears his son can't walk home without being harassed. (STANDUP Susan McGinnis CBS News Washington, D.C.) A broader investigation by the justice department into the practices of the Ferguson police Department continues ... Prosecutors are trying to determine if the largely white Ferguson force has demonstrated a history of discrimination and racial profiling. In his State of the State address Missouri Governor Jay Nixon spoke of the need for reform: (SOT Jay Nixon) We need to update the state's statute governing deadly force to be consistent with constitutional requirements and U.S. Supreme Court precedent. Authorities once again released video of more than 100 people wanted for looting a local market at the height of the violence. Susan McGinnis CBS News Washington.

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During a traffic stop, a New Jersey officer told an unarmed man to put his hands up and not move. Surveillance video seems to show the man complying, only to be shot as both his hands appear to be up. Take a look at this dash cam video released just yesterday sparking outrage. The police video shows Bridgeton officers Braheme Days and Roger Worley in a December 30th stop that escalates quickly. The shooting has sparked protests in the southern New Jersey city of about 25,000. The case came after months of turbulent demonstrations and violence over the killings of unarmed black men by white police officers in New York and Ferguson, Missouri.

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Crews rescued a worker from a New York construction site Wednesday afternoon, after he became trapped. The worker was buried up to his chest for almost an hour - up to his waste in mud, rock and debris. Fire officials brought in special equipment to dig the worker out piece by piece. Plywood was placed around the hole in which the worker was stuck, so as to avoid a further collapse. The worker was alert and conscious when he was pulled from the pit.

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A New Jersey mayor declares a state of emergency following a huge apartment fire that forced hundreds of people from their homes. Take a look at this -- flames are lighting up the sky in Edgewater. Firefighters battling the blaze Wednesday were hampered by winds and frigid temperatures. Smoke could be seen from New York City across the Hudson River. Mayor Michael McPartland says schools will be closed today and access to roads is restricted until further notice. Authorities say everyone in the building was able to get out safely. So far no word on what caused the fire.

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For all of you PC lovers, Microsoft is rolling out Windows 10, a new generation of the operating system. According to Microsoft, the new OS offers a wide range of experiences designed to usher in a new era of more personal computing as well as two new devices. A free upgrade for ten will be made available to customers running Windows 7 or 8.1 -- and Windows Phone 8.1 who upgrade in the first year.

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Well here's something you don't normally see during a House Committee meeting in Washington. That's a little drone buzzing around the House Science, Space and Technology committee meeting Wednesday. It was being flown by an expert in UNMANNED aerial vehicles. The committee is examining ways to integrate drones into American airspace. Right now, most drone usage in the U-S is in a state of legal limbo. They can only be used for recreational purposes -- anything else requires a special permit from the Federal Aviation Administration.

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Also in Washington, lawmakers discussed internet rules of the road with industry leaders. They are looking at the issue of net neutrality, how internet service providers manage the traffic on their networks so content is treated fairly. Republicans have a bill to counter new rules coming from the FCC. Hearing witnesses included the VP of Global Public Policy for Amazon and the CEO of ETSY. The FCC plans to vote on the issue on February 26th.

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Quiet weather ahead, slow warming trend. Watching a coastal system for Saturday, but it looks too far away. Then colder after that.

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Could learning a musical instrument help boost a child's brain? A new study at the University of Vermont says yes. And there could be other benefits too. Bridget Barry Caswell reports.

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(natsnd kids playing) The benefits of music in a young person's life have long been known: kids learn how to express themselves creatively while learning a new skill. But there's more, according to University of Vermont psychiatry professor Jim Hudziak. (11:28) ((Dr. Jim Hudziak/UVM :The longer and the more they played, the greater the benefit.)) The benefit? Better behavior. Hudziak set out to determine if playing an instrument could have a positive impact on a young person's behavior, and it did. His new study concludes that learning an instrument can change what's called the cortical thickness of a child's brain, specifically the area that affects their ability to focus, to control emotions, and to cope with anxiety. (3:15) ((Hudziak: In regions associated with the ability to regulate your anxiety, or your emotional response, those regions of the brain need to be organized for you to be able to control those activities. Music training contributed to that in this study.)) (3:01) ((For instance, with children with ADHD, in the one region of the brain called the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, the cortex is too fluffy, too fat, not organized enough. With music training, the more you trained the more organized, the more thinner that region of the brain became.)) He looked at data from a National Institutes of Health mri study on normal brain development. 232 kids between the ages of six and 18 had been imaged three times, each two years apart. (3:50) ((Reporter: Were you surprised by the results? Hudziak: I thought that the attention findings might emerge. I thought there would be motor findings because if you move your arms more your regions of the brain associated with those motor areas would change, but yeah, I was a bit surprised, and in a very happy way because I work with Global Systema, the movement around the world to bring music to disadvantaged children, and was really hopeful that bringing music to kids brings to them some emotional peace.)) Hudziak says music could be used as both a preventative and a therapeutic tool. It supports the Vermont Family Based Approach he created -- a model that says every aspect of a young person's environment -- including the people they interact with and the activities they're involved with --contributes to their psychological health. (natsnd music) Now, new science supports that. Music to the ears of those focused on kids' emotional well being. Bridget Barry Caswell, Channel 3 News, Burlington

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St. Albans police on lookout for a bank robber... Vermont senators weigh in on a controversial pipeline ... And lower fuel prices this winter season...

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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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St. Albans police are on the lookout this morning -- for a bank robber. Investigator say a white male robbed the People's United Bank on North Main Street yesterday afternoon. The suspect is described as about 6-3 wearing a black jacket and mask. Authorities say he took off on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. According to the police chief -- it's at least the third time in three years some has robbed the bank.

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Three burglars who stole from a safe at home in Mooers were caught by police. State Police arrested 21 year old Cody Cook, 23 year old Brett Lushia and 22 year old Jennifer Dumas this week. They are all charged with burglary.

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Police say a Vermont woman was killed by a 14 year old boy in Texas. According to investigators, a 9-1-1 call Monday afternoon led them to the body of 31-year-old Heather O'Neill -- in a wooded area about 40-minutes east of San Antonio. They say she suffered multiple injuries - but did not provide further details. Police say O'Neill and her boyfriend may have been camping in the area. The name of the 14-year-old suspect has not been released. Police do not think he knew O'Neill.

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Crews will be back out again today -- to try and remove a overturned truck from the Interstate in Hartland. State police say the truck flipped on the Southbound side of Interstate 91 early Monday morning - when there was freezing rain and the roads were icy. Police say the driver from Quebec was not hurt. And the load of plastic items was not hazardous. Crews were out yesterday using airbags to try and lift the truck.

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Vermonters could see less state money funneled into fuel assistance. Governor Shumlin's proposed budget cuts the state contribution to LIHEAP from 6-million dollars to 5-million. Meanwhile estimates suggest about 18-point-7 million dollars in federal dollars could be headed to the state to help Vermonters heat their homes this winter.

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(TC 00:11:19:16 Tile 7012) ((Gerard Gaboriau/Milton "I don't know what I'd do without it, I would be in debt over my head." 00:11:26:01)) Experts say there is good news on the fuel front. They say fuel prices have not been as low as they are now since 2009.

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The Debate over the Keystone X-L pipeline continues in the U-S Senate. It's a repeat of a debate held three months ago -- when the Senate voted against authorization of the project but now Republicans are in control. Vermont's two Senators took the floor Wednesday, voicing their opposition.

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((Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt 42:06 "the pipeline will support 35 permanent jobs, not thousands, we ought to be considering legislation to create thousands of jobs.)) Republicans are allowing a host of energy-related amendments to be considered -- so the final vote on the bill could be weeks away. The House has already voted in favor of Keystone. President Obama has promised to veto it.

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(anchors introduce gary) Quiet weather ahead, slow warming trend. Watching a coastal system for Saturday, but it looks too far away. Then colder after that.

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Today: Partly sunny Highs: 25 to 32 Wind: Light & variable Tonight: Partly cloudy Lows: 5 to 15 Wind: Light Friday: Partly sunny Highs: 27 to 34 Wind: S 5 to 15 mph Extended: Saturday: Mostly cloudy Chance for snow/rain showers Lows: 15 to 25 Highs: 30s Sunday: Partly sunny Blustery, colder Lows: 10 to 20 Highs: 15 to 25 Monday: Partly sunny Lows: -5 to 10 Highs: 10 to 20 Hyper-Extended: Tuesday: Partly cloudy Lows: 5 to -10 Highs: 10 to 20 Wednesday: Partly sunny Lows: 5 to -10 Highs: 12 to 22

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A week from today -- Vermont's Catholics will meet their new leader. Our Alex Apple sat down for an exclusive interview with Burlington's new bishop.

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Christopher Coyne grew up in Massachusetts -- one of seven kids -- a die-hard Patriots fan -- an avid skier. (32:11 Bishop Chris Coyne)(("I'm hoping to get my ski legs back underneath me.")) Coyne went to seminary after growing up as a devout Catholic. (19:32 Chris Coyne)(("One of them said you're never going to know until you give it a shot.... 19:45 I just fell in love with the Lord Jesus Christ and the church.")) And on January 29th -- he'll become the 10th bishop of Burlington. (21:11 Chris Coyne)(("My aim right now is to open the church doors and then go out to engage with people to converse with people to welcome people.")) Very little of Coyne's church career has been ordinary -- while a Priest in Boston -- he was the spokesperson for Cardinal Law -- who presided over the worst sexual abuse scandal in the church's history. (26:12 Bishop Chris Coyne)(("It strengthened my faith in that a good prayer life was really important at that time.")) Since that admittedly challenging time -- Bishop Coyne has built a social media profile that's earned him the nickname the "blogging bishop." A communication strategy he plans to bring to the Queen City... (30:09 Bishop Chris Coyne)(("We have to start doing it. That's how most conversation is taking place now through the digital media. If you really want to be communicating with people, you need to go there.")) Coyne says he takes a note from Pope Francis -- defining the church by what it's for -- not what it's against. (23:14 Chris Coyne)(('Being now defined by what we're for. We're for the poor, for the needy for the marginalized.")) He's drawn praise as a forward-thinking bishop -- a budding star within the faith. Yet he's perfectly willing to say that he's no different than any other Vermonter. (23:48 Coyne)(("Each of us is a sinner, a broken person, we all have baggage.")) (31:31 Coyne)(("I was as surprised as anyone else when I got the call to become a bishop, and I was even more surprised when I was told it was in Indianapolis.")) Coyne says he's thankful for the blessings he found in Indianapolis -- but he's ready to take the skiis back out of the closet. ((AA Channel 3 News))

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((("The UVM men's basketball team takes its five game wining streak on the road tomorrow night at UNH. There are two teams in America East that are currently riding 5 game win streaks and are both 5-0 in conference play, the Cats and Albany. Those two teams will meet at Patrick Gym a week from tonight. However, before that game, Vermont has to travel to Durham tomorrow and Umass Lowell Saturday. The key for the Cats will be to stay focused and not look ahead to that showdown with the Danes. ---- (((John Becker/"These games are going to go a long way to determining what seed we end up with. If we can win these two on the road, it puts us in a good position. If we let our guard down and don't come ready to play, we could be in for a couple of tough games."))) (((Kurt Steidl/"Nothing is really guaranteed for us. It's not like we can go in and just win, because we have Vermont on our jersey. We have to play really hard every time that we step on the floor. Especially with road games, it's going to be hard without our home fans supporting us."))) --- At St. Mike's tonight. The Purple Knight men playing host to St. Rose. James Cambronne getting going early for St. Mike's first he knocks down 3, then a little pick and roll with Mike Holton. Cambronne works his way in for 2. A team high 18 for Cambronne. Knights up 1. Later in the half, Mike Thompson comes up with the steal. He takes it all the way for the jam. 13 for Thompson. St. Mike's taking a 3 point lead into the break before pulling away in the second half. Corey Crawford II for 3. 81-68, St. Mike's takes it. --- The St. Mike's and St. Rose women's teams meeting earlier in the night in Colchester. Second half, St. Rose builds it'self a big lead, Staci Barrett with 2 of her team high 16 points. St. Mike's down 16. The purple knights try and shoot their way back in it. Maggie Sabine for three. She had 12, St. Mike;s down 18. Then it's McKenzie Burud burying three. A game high 24 for Burud. It's a 15 point St. Rose lead. But St. Mike's really didn't have it tonight, off the miss, St. Rose in transition. Gabbie Polce finishes off the play with the lay-in. A tough loss for the purple Knights, 74-56 the final. --- That's it for now, Scott Fleishman, channel 3 sports, have a great day.")))

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Quiet weather ahead, slow warming trend. Watching a coastal system for Saturday, but it looks too far away. Then colder after that.

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Lawmakers are back at work -- tackling issues from the budget to animals. One topic up for debate -- involves man's best friend. Alexei Rubenstein reports.

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Vermont lawmakers face some daunting issues this session -- education finance reform, reducing Health Care costs, and finding over 100 million in budget savings, but Senator John Rodgers is adding some levity to this session's laundry list -- a bill highlighting a four-legged friend. ((00:02:29 Sen. John Rodgers/ D-Essex/Orleans County "The Beagle" )) That's right -- the beagle. The Democrat's bill would make the breed the official state dog. He blames the idea on some Northeast Kingdom neighbors. ((00:02:39 Sen. John Rodgers/ D-Essex/Orleans County "I told these folks that as soon as you introduce one breed I was sure that all the dog lovers would be advocating for their breed as well. AR: And you don't even have a beagle. I don't have a beagle. I have a black lab. AR: So your kind of sticking your neck out here. John: I really am sticking my neck out.)) Although he received a petition with more than 200 signatures, the measure may take some serious arm-twisting at the statehouse. ((00:03:45 Sen. Joe Benning/R-Caledonia County "I'm an old mutt man myself but I suspect that the chocolate lab folks are going to be coming in the door pretty soon)) ((00:02:02 Sen. Dick Mazza/D-Grand Isle County Andy: So, no dog and pony show here. Mazza: No dog and pony show -- great idea.)) ((00:00:47 Sen. John Campbell/Senate President "I kind of like boxers -- that's what I had. But Beagles are fine, but this year I think they can stay out on their dog house.)) Support from dog owners outside the golden dome is just as hard to come by -- even Allison Panzer-- whose dog Bart, is part beagle. ((00:09:59 Alison Panzer/Montpelier "Their brain is for running and going and hunting and they're not a herding dog, so I suppose if Vermont wants to chose a hunting dog. They're not a retriever. I don't know)) ((00:12:06 Barbara Stewart/Montpelier "Well if you wanted to choose a golden doodle, like my dog. But, there are a lots of great dogs. I think they're a lot of mixed breeds.)) Some harsh realities for beagle supporters to chew on as the session moves forward .. Alexei Rubenstein -- Channel 3 News - Montpelier

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A Wallingford man will be in court today -- for allegedly sexually assaulting and holding a woman against her will. Police say 21-year-old Robert West -- sexually assaulted a 19-year-old in a car -- along a remote section of Wallingford. The man allegedly had a knife -- and wouldn't let the victim go. She managed to get out of the car -- and called police from a nearby house. West is being held on lack of 75-thousand dollars bail -- and is facing aggravated sexual assault, unlawful restrain -- and resisting arrest. The victim was taken to the hospital for treatment.

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Police say a Chester man was drunk behind the wheel -- driving 110 miles per hour. The high speed chase began around 11 last night -- when Justin Geiger was clocked at going 95 miles per hour on i-91 in Rockingham. Police say the 32-year-old then got off the interstate -- and took off. Troopers say they followed him to from Route 5 to Route 103 -- where the man was passing several cars -- with speeds topping 110 miles per hour. The car eventually pulled into a driveway on Rounds road -- and Geiger was taken into custody. He's now facing a number of charges -- including his third DUI.

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St. Albans police are on the lookout this morning -- for a bank robber. Investigator say a white male robbed the People's United Bank on North Main Street yesterday afternoon. The suspect is described as about 6-3 wearing a black jacket and mask. Authorities say he took off on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. According to the police chief -- it's at least the third time in three years some has robbed the bank.

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Major changes are coming to the Colchester Police Department -- after a former detective was arrested for taking evidence. Police have now released a full list of the missing items ... That list includes- 12-thousand dollars cash. We've also learned investigators don't know where NINE guns are. And more than 80 drug cases have evidence missing - or altered. Now the critical evidence storage unit will have two locks at all times -- with keys given to two separate detectives. New cameras will be added and a barcode system will keep inventory.

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(03:32 Chief Jen Morrison)(("There will never again be one person with the keys to the kingdom.")) Morrison says Detective Keith Schaffer is now one of the individuals managing the evidence. He came to Colchester from Schenectady, New York and already had the necessary training.

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There's the hermit thrush... the morgan horse, sugar maple... but what about a Vermont state dog? Senator John Rodgers Tuesday introduced a bill to make the Beagle -- the official state dog. The Essex/Orleans Democrat attributes the idea to some Northeast Kingdom neighbors. Although he received a petition with more than 200 signatures, the measure may take some serious arm-twisting at the statehouse.

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Quiet weather ahead, slow warming trend. Watching a coastal system for Saturday, but it looks too far away. Then colder after that.

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Good Morning, I'm Eva McKend.

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A Wallingford man will be in court today -- for allegedly sexually assaulting and holding a woman against her will. Police say 21-year-old Robert West -- sexually assaulted a 19-year-old in a car -- along a remote section of Wallingford. The man allegedly had a knife -- and wouldn't let the victim go. She managed to get out of the car -- and called police from a nearby house. West is being held on lack of 75-thousand dollars bail -- and is facing aggravated sexual assault, unlawful restraint -- and resisting arrest charges. The victim was taken to the hospital for treatment.

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Police say a Chester man was drunk behind the wheel -- driving 110 miles per hour. The high speed chase began around 11 last night -- when Justin Geiger was clocked at going 95 miles per hour on I-91 in Rockingham. Police say the 32-year-old then got off the Interstate -- and took off. Troopers say they followed him from Route 5 to Route 103 -- where the man was passing several cars -- with speeds topping 110 miles per hour. The car eventually pulled into a driveway on Rounds Road -- and Geiger was taken into custody. He's now facing a number of charges -- including his third DUI.

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Families displaced this morning after an overnight apartment fire in Springfield. Fire officials say they responded to the 3-alarm blaze on 28 Myrtle Street around 9-30 last night. Neighbors estimate there are 3 or four units in the building. There were no injuries and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

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St. Albans police are on the lookout this morning -- for a bank robber. Investigators say a man robbed the People's United Bank on North Main Street yesterday afternoon. The suspect is described as about six three wearing a black jacket and mask. Authorities say he took off on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. According to the police chief -- it's at least the third time in three years someone has robbed this bank. Gary, tell me about the weather. It's been sunny out, does that mean it's going to be getting warmer?

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Quiet weather ahead, slow warming trend. Watching a coastal system for Saturday, but it looks too far away. Then colder after that.


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