Thu 23-OCT-2014 Early A.M. News Script

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Police in New Hampshire are reviewing video and photos of the mayhem that broke out in Keene last weekend. More than 80 people were arrested after violence ensued at a family-friendly pumpkin festival -- resulting in extensive property damage and dozens of injuries. Police in riot gear used tear gas and pepper balls to control the large crowds. The president of Keene State College says students who rioted will be punished.

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It's a company that hopes to make getting around in the queen city easier -- but Uber may soon find it harder to operate in Burlington. Since beginning operations in Burlington earlier this month, Uber -- and it's drivers -- haven't sought necessary business licenses from the city. A letter to the company from the city attorney says without the licenses the company is in violation of the city's Vehicle for Hire Ordinance. It's a violation that has Charlie Herrick -- the owner of Uber competitor -- Green Cab Vt. -- Fired up.

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((Charlie Herrick/Green Cab Owner 00:03:13 "If they undergo the same background checks, the same vehicle inspections, the same licensing procedures, and the insurance requirements, they are welcome." 00:03:21)) Drivers could face fines of up to 3-hundred dollars -- they also risk having their vehicles impounded if caught on the road. Uber services are currently not available in Burlington.

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WalMart opening a Supercenter in Berlin has other retailers watching closely. The store has been a part of the Berlin Mall since 1999 -- but has now added nearly 30 thousand square feet to accommodate more grocery items and produce. In the process, Walmart hired more than 140 new employees. Other local grocery stores say they've certainly notice the megastore moving into town.

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7-day forecast: wet & windy today. Storm finally drifts away late Friday. Weekend starts promising with some AM sun on Saturday, but then another clipper comes in with showers late Saturday & Sunday. Chilly & blustery Sunday. Clearing out and warming up start of next week. A few showers Wed

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Join us tomorrow morning for the Friday show. Gary has the weekend forecast... As you know -- we like to end the week in the kitchen. And we'll be making a dish with the chefs from Bluebird Tavern. It all starts at five a-m.

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The verdict is in. A jury in Burlington found Allen Prue guilty of murder. After 6 hours of deliberations -- the jury delivered its unanimous verdict. Over the nine-day trial -- the state argued the Waterford man and his wife, Patricia, lured the 33-year-old teacher and mother from her home and killed her. The guilty verdict was for 1st degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder, and attempted kidnapping. Allen Prue faces 35 years to life in prison when he is sentenced. His wife, Patricia Prue, is expected to stand trial in February.

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State Police need your help solving an early-morning burglary. Troopers say thieves tripped an alarm at Endless Spring Hydroponics on Route 7-a in Shaftsbury when they smashed open a side entrance. Police say the thieves took the cash register itself, which had a few hundred dollars in it. A witness reported a pick-up truck leaving the scene heading north on 7-a. Troopers don't know if the vehicle is connected to the crime -- but they're asking anyone with information to contact the Shaftsbury barracks.

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The Republican seeking to upend Governor Shumlin's re-election campaign wants to offer tax breaks to new businesses. Republican Scott Milne is calling for waiving capital gains taxes on investments made in Vermont companies over the next three years. He also wants to waive up to 10-years of income taxes for new businesses. Milne admits he does not have all of the plan specifics worked out.

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Police say a Florida teen is behind the bomb threat at the St. Albans police department. The department was evacuated -- after a caller said the building was going to blow up. A sweep found no bomb. Police traced the call more than 15-hundred miles away -- to 18-year-old Bruce Alvarez of Davie, Florida. Prosecutors are charging him with Creating a False Public Alarm and Disorderly Conduct by Telephone. Investigators believe recent threats from Alvarez and others stem from cruiser cam video of a June arrest that's gone viral online.

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7-day forecast: wet & windy today. Storm finally drifts away late Friday. Weekend starts promising with some AM sun on Saturday, but then another clipper comes in with showers late Saturday & Sunday. Chilly & blustery Sunday. Clearing out and warming up start of next week. A few showers Wed.

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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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The verdict is in. A jury in Burlington found Allen Prue guilty of murder. After 6 hours of deliberations -- the jury delivered its unanimous verdict. Over the nine-day trial -- the state argued the Waterford man and his wife, Patricia, were obsessed with Jenkins -- and felt snubbed by the 33-year-old teacher and mother. Prosecutors say the couple lured Jenkins from her home and killed her. Jenkins' loved ones gasped as the verdict was read. Others cried tears of relief. Many say justice was served.

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((Capt. JP Sinclair/Vermont State Police 10:07:07;00. We are just very very happy with the verdict. It's everything we could have hoped for, a culmination of a lot of work from our department, the and Caledonia State's Attorney's office obviously prepared very, very heavily for this case.")) ((Lisa Warren/Caledonia County State's Attorney 10:09:41 "You always have questions of what the jurors are thinking, but the evidence we thought was very good in the case. Detectives worked very hard and I was behind the case 100 percent, so I feel really good about the case.")) The guilty verdict was for 1st degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder, and attempted kidnapping. Allen Prue faces 35 years to life in prison when he is sentenced. His wife, Patricia Prue, is expected to stand trial in February. She plans to use an insanity defense.

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State Police need your help solving an early-morning burglary. Troopers say thieves tripped an alarm at Endless Spring Hydroponics on Route 7-a in Shaftsbury when they smashed open a side entrance. Police say the thieves took the cash register itself, which had a few hundred dollars in it. A witness reported a pick-up truck leaving the scene heading north on 7-a. Troopers don't know if the vehicle is connected to the crime -- but they're asking anyone with information to contact the Shaftsbury barracks.

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Vermont's largest teachers union is unhappy with Governor Shumlin. The Vermont chapter of the National Education Association represents 12-thousand teachers in the state. The NEA says teachers are now questioning the governor's commitment to them. At issue is a comment Governor Shumlin made on the first day of the South Burlington strike. With 245 teachers walking the picket line and 23-hundred students home from school -- Shumlin said he thinks teachers strikes should be outlawed -- and that contract disputes should be settled thru binding arbitration.

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((01:17:39:11 Gov. Peter Shumlin, D-Vt. "It's really destructive when kids cant go to school. And when parents cant go to work because they thought their kids were going to be in school, so I think legislation of that nature has made sense in the past and it makes sense now)) The NEA says the governor missed the mark by blaming teachers -- since the union is also on record in support of binding arbitration. The NEA says school boards have repeatedly rejected that approach. The governor responded with a statement yesterday -- saying he doesn't take sides on contract disputes, but believes a strike is a good time to remind people that there are other ways to accomplish the same goals without negatively impacting students.

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The Republican seeking to upend Governor Shumlin's re-election campaign wants to offer tax breaks to new businesses. Republican Scott Milne is calling for waiving capital gains taxes on investments made in Vermont companies over the next three years. He also wants to waive up to 10-years of income taxes for new businesses. Milne admits he does not have all of the plan specifics worked out.

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(27:37) ((Scott Milne - Republican for Governor it's designed to be a provcative idea that's going to be a shot in the arm to get our economy going, we got a 100-million dollar deficit coming next year, and there's different facts that people look to come up with what's going on with jobs)) Milne says he believes added income taxes from workers and business owners would more than make up for any potential state revenue. He said the Governor is over-selling the health of the state's economy and spoke of trouble in the state's future if it can't keep younger generations in-state.

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(anchors introduce gary) Local temps: mainly in 40s NE temps/radar: lots of 40s, some low 50s south; rain south will be moving north U.S. Clouds/radar: stuck nor'easter still spinning - a little stronger today. Lots of rain to our east. Forecast clouds/precip: storm still with us today with rain and wind. Finally pulls away on Friday, but another clipper will come in quickly from Canada late Saturday into Sunday with more showers.

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Today: Periods of rain, heavy at times Breezy Highs: 45 to 52 Wind: NNE 10 to 20 mph Tonight: Periods of rain Lows: 38 to 45 Wind: N 10 to 15 mph Friday: Showers, tapering off late Highs: 47 to 54 Wind: N 10 to 15 mph Extended: Saturday: Some AM sun Increasing clouds Chance for showers late Lows: 32 to 42 Highs: 50s Sunday: Showers Mountain flurries Blustery Lows: 35 to 45 Highs: 42 to 52 Monday: Partly sunny Lows: 30s Highs: 50s Hyper-Extended: Tuesday: Partly cloudy Lows: 35 to 45 Highs: 55 to 65 Wednesday: Mostly cloudy Showers Lows: 40s Highs: 55 to 65

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Canada is on alert this morning -- after a gunman targets the nation's capital. Anne Marie Green has the latest in worldwatch.

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Canadian authorities are investigating what motivated a gunman to kill a soldier standing guard at the nation's war memorial in Ottawa. Amateur video purports to show the suspect - Michael Zehaf-Bibeau - leaving the scene. Zehaf-Bibeau later stormed Canada's parliament and was fatally wounded. Canada's Prime Minister calls this the country's second terrorist attack in three days, after a soldier was killed in a hit and run in Quebec on Monday. One of two nurses who contracted Ebola while treating the nation's first Ebola patient has been declared virus free. Relatives of Amber Vinson say doctors at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta no longer detect the virus in her system... and will move her out of isolation. Cameraman Ashoka Mukpo, was also declared virus free and discharged from the Nebraska Medical Center on Wednesday. The CDC will now monitor all passengers coming to the U-S from three Ebola-stricken nations in West Africa for three weeks. And, the White House is dealing with another attempted intruder. Fox News cameras captured the suspect trying to fight off Secret Service dogs who helped take him down. The Secret Service says 23-year-old Dominic Adesanya of Maryland jumped the fence yesterday, but barely made it onto the lawn before he was apprehended. Those are some of the day's top stories. I'm Anne Marie Green CBS News New York.

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The world series is in full swing. Football season is well underway. Plenty of fall concerts to see.. And there are more options than ever -- for buying tickets to see the action. But with the internet providing so many options to buy tickets -- that also means more ways you can get scammed. The national consumers league recommends paying with a credit card for the best protection against possible unfair or unauthorized charges. They also say you should buy from sites that guarantee those tickets -- and will replace or refund if you get invalid tickets or if an event is cancelled. The better business bureau recommends researching the ticket location ahead of time - learning the section, row and seat number so you're not disappointed by an obstructed view - or, worse, a seat that doesn't even exist.

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A California man was out searching for gold in (bUe-te) Butte County -- when he struck it big. The man found one of the largest natural gold nuggets EVER SEEN in that state. The treasure weighs over 70-ounces -- and is estimated to be worth somewhere between 350 and 450 thousand dollars. The nugget will be on display in San Francisco.

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Every year there are hundreds of sexual assaults and violent attacks on college campuses across the country. Now colleges across the country are using a new app to help make students safer. The free app is called the guardian -- and it comes with an emergency button that triggers an alarm at the campus police station. The program immediately tells officers who the student is -- and where they are. Police will get their name, a photo of what they look like -- and a map directly to the location of the persons phone. From the app -- you can also set a timer. The idea is, if you don't make it to your destination in a certain amount of time -- it notifies police.

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Almanac: Cool, but mostly dry yesterday Bright side: gloomy, rainy weather isn't all that bad! NE temps/radar: lots of 40s, some low 50s south; rain south will be moving north

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Believe it or not, it's not too late to plant, ....Or at least you can still plant some things. If you want some fresh garlic in the spring, now is the time to get those in the ground. Sharon Meyer and garden expert Charlie Nardozzi tell us more.

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(TRT 1:52) ((Charlie, we can still plant, even though it's mid October, that's exciting to me! It's very exciting. And this is the time to plant garlic. You like garlic, right? Not as much as you do Mr. Nardozzi, but I do like some. There are two main types of garlic, there's hard neck garlic with those scapes, and the soft neck garlic that you braid together. And all of those will be planted this time of year. But there are some other unusual alium that you can plant now too. Really? So this is a regular hard neck garlic bulb, and this is a regular hard neck garlic clove, and you plant individual cloves. Then there's a variety called an elephant garlic that has cloves that sized! That's one clove! That's one clove! Oh my gosh! The bulb gets to be about the size of a softball, and you get about 4 to 6 of these per bulb. One of those cloves would be enough to feed like all of Sicily. It's true, the nice thing about elephant garlic though, is that it's actually in the leak family, not garlic family so it has a very mild flavor. So if you like garlic, but don't want to have a lot of garlic, you can use these. You can chop one of these up and sautee it, and it will be ok. You wouldn't be reeking the rest of the day. OK good to know. You plant them just the same way, you create a row, you stick your garlic bulbs in, maybe a couple of inches deep. For the regular garlic bulbs, you want to put them 4 to 6 inches apart, but for the elephant garlic, you've got to be 10 to 12 inches apart, because it's so big. Now another allium you can grow this time of year, are shallots which are a mild onion. Usually, you plant them in the early spring, but you can also plant them in the fall. You plant these probably about 4-6" apart, and these you want to plant so that their noses are sticking out of the ground a little bit. And then you want to cover all of these come Thanksgiving with some hay mulch, to really mulch them and protect them from the winter. Next spring, take the mulch off, give them some water, and some fertilizer, and bam! And when can you eat them? Well, you can eat the elephant garlic when you do the normal garlic, like June and July. And then the shallots will probably be ready around the same time. Perfect.))

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Author Thea Lewis joins us to talk about her book Haunted Inns & Ghostly Getaways of Vermont.

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Uber under fire-- city says the ride sharing company is breaking the law The country's oldest health lab get's a new faculity ... And the new Wal-mart Supercenter has competitors concerned...

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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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Police say a Florida teen is behind the bomb threat at the St. Albans police department. The department was evacuated -- after a caller said the building was going to blow up. A sweep found no bomb. Police traced the call more than 15-hundred miles away -- to 18-year-old Bruce Alvarez of Davie, Florida. Prosecutors are charging him with Creating a False Public Alarm and Disorderly Conduct by Telephone. Investigators believe recent threats from Alvarez and others stem from cruiser cam video of a June arrest that's gone viral online.

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The head of the Rutland City Police Department is leaving for a job in the nation's capital. After almost three years as head of the department, Chief James Baker resigned to take a job with the International Association for Chiefs of Police. He took over in Rutland after three police officers were charged with watching pornography at work. Baker also launched innovative programs -- including one that targets the city's opiate problem.

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((Chief James Baker/Rutland City Police Dept. 09:22:22:18 We've hired a lot of new people here, but there's also a lot of people that have been here through the good times and the bad times. and a lot of them continue the work during times when a lot of bad things were being said about the Rutland City police department. :33)) The process of selecting an interim chief for Rutland has already begun. Baker starts his new job early next year.

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It's a company that hopes to make getting around in the queen city easier -- but Uber may soon find it harder to operate in Burlington. Since beginning operations in Burlington earlier this month, Uber -- and it's drivers -- haven't sought necessary business licenses from the city. A letter to the company from the city attorney says without the licenses the company is in violation of the city's Vehicle for Hire Ordinance. It's a violation that has Charlie Herrick -- the owner of Uber competitor -- Green Cab Vt. -- Fired up.

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((Charlie Herrick/Green Cab Owner 00:03:13 "If they undergo the same background checks, the same vehicle inspections, the same licensing procedures, and the insurance requirements, they are welcome." 00:03:21)) Drivers could face fines of up to 3-hundred dollars -- they also risk having their vehicles impounded if caught on the road. Uber services are currently not available in Burlington.

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WalMart opening a Supercenter in Berlin has other retailers watching closely. The store has been a part of the Berlin Mall since 1999 -- but has now added nearly 30 thousand square feet to accommodate more grocery items and produce. In the process, Walmart hired more than 140 new employees. Other local grocery stores say they've certainly notice the megastore moving into town.

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(38:42 Kari Bradley/General Manager Hunger Mountain Co-Op)(("It definitely has our attention. It's a new competitor in Central Vermont, and that's not something we've had at all recently.")) (23:00 Gerry Hanifin/Berlin Mall Employee)(("I'm a single dad. I have two young kids. Looking at the prices for the grocery stuff. It's just unbelievable. It's a significant savings. Every penny counts these days.")) Hunger Mountain Co-Op may not be as hard hit as grocery chains like the nearby Shaw's. The co-op distinguishes itself from Wal Mart because 33 percent of its sales are from Vermont products.

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(anchors introduce gary) Local temps: mainly in 40s NE temps/radar: lots of 40s, some low 50s south; rain south will be moving north U.S. Clouds/radar: stuck nor'easter still spinning - a little stronger today. Lots of rain to our east. Forecast clouds/precip: storm still with us today with rain and wind. Finally pulls away on Friday, but another clipper will come in quickly from Canada late Saturday into Sunday with more showers.

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Today: Periods of rain, heavy at times Breezy Highs: 45 to 52 Wind: NNE 10 to 20 mph Tonight: Periods of rain Lows: 38 to 45 Wind: N 10 to 15 mph Friday: Showers, tapering off late Highs: 47 to 54 Wind: N 10 to 15 mph Extended: Saturday: Some AM sun Increasing clouds Chance for showers late Lows: 32 to 42 Highs: 50s Sunday: Showers Mountain flurries Blustery Lows: 35 to 45 Highs: 42 to 52 Monday: Partly sunny Lows: 30s Highs: 50s Hyper-Extended: Tuesday: Partly cloudy Lows: 35 to 45 Highs: 55 to 65 Wednesday: Mostly cloudy Showers Lows: 40s Highs: 55 to 65

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It will be a fun weekend for hockey fans in Catamount Country, as the UVM men's and women's teams will play a total of three games in just over 24 hours Friday and Saturday at Gutterson. (((TRT 2:02 OC: STANDARD)))

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(((The Vermont men, now 3-0 and ranked 17th in the country, will play their Hockey East home opener Saturday night at 7pm at Gutterson against Connecticut. The Cats are coming off an impressive home and home sweep of Clarkson this past weekend. After battling to a 2-1 victory at home Friday night, the IceCats went to Potsdam Saturday night and pounced on Clarkson, scoring twice in the first en route to a 3-0 shutout win. Vermont is off to it's best start since 2005, when the Cats opened the season with seven straight victories. But with a long season ahead of them, the team is trying to keep its hot start in perspective. ---------------------- ---------------------- ---------------------- ---------------------- -------------- ((TRT: 18 ... OC: COMPLACENT WITH THAT)) ((Mike Santaguida/ 3-0 is a big confidence boost, but I think we all know in the room that we can't settle. From Friday there were definitely some things we needed to work on and put into our game on Saturday. We are going to get too complacent with that.)) ---------------------- ---------------------- ---------------------- ---------------------- -------------- The UVM women's hockey team will host Union in a two game set this Friday night and Saturday afternoon at Gutterson. Friday night's game will be the second annual 'Pack The Gut' Challenge. Last year, the Cats set a new Hockey East regular season attendance record, drawing over 2,000 fans for their game against Boston College. Friday's game also serves as a fundraiser for Meals on Wheels. Off to a 3-2-1 start, the Cats are playing well and excited to take the ice in front of another big crowd. ---------------------- ---------------------- ---------------------- ---------------------- -------------- ((TRT: 15 ... OC: FRIDAY NIGHT) ((Madison Litchfield/ I think the main goal of Pack the Gut is just to get people out, watching women's ice hockey, and hopefully promote our game so that they come out to them again in the future. So we're just trying to get people to come out and watch, trying to improve on last season and get a big win Friday night. We also had six high school playdown games for you last night.. For all those highlights, go to our website WCAX.com and click on sports... That's the sportswrap, I'm Dylan Scott. 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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Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper is calling Wednesday's deadly shooting in Ottawa the second terrorist attack in three days A masked gunman killed a soldier standing guard at Ottawa's war memorial, and then stormed Parliament. He was stopped cold when he was shot dead by a ceremonial sergeant-at-arms. In an attack on Monday, one soldier was killed and another was injured when a man described as an Islamic State-inspired terrorist ran them over in a parking lot in Quebec. That has put U-S officials on heightened alert -- about similar possible attacks on military or police here.

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The President meeting with his newly appointed Ebola Czar. Ron Klain's first day on the job -- came as the total number of global cases approaches the 10-thousand mark. Half -- ending in death. Federal health officials say anyone coming to the United States from Liberia... Sierra Leone or... Guinea, will be monitored for three weeks. Those travelers will have to report in each day, and take their temperature twice a day.

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Police say a Florida teen is behind the bomb threat at the St. Albans police department. The department was evacuated over the weekend -- after a caller said the building was going to blow up. A sweep found no bomb. Police traced the call to 18-year-old Bruce Alvarez of Davie, Florida. He's being charged with Creating a False Public Alarm and Disorderly Conduct by Telephone. Investigators believe recent threats from Alvarez and others stem from cruiser cam video of a June arrest that's gone viral online.

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Police investigating the riots in Keene are now reviewing video and photos turned in by college students. More than 80 people were arrested after the family-friendly pumpkin festival -- turned violent -- leaving extensive property damage and dozens of injuries. Police in riot gear used tear gas and pepper balls to control the large crowds. It took more than 8 hours to quell. The Keene State College president says students involved will be punished.

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The city of Burlington -- may try to put the brakes on the transportation company -- Uber. Since its launch in Chittenden County earlier this month, the city attorney says Uber -- and it's drivers -- have not sought necessary business licenses from the city. A letter to the company from the city attorney says without the licenses the company is in violation of the city's Vehicle for Hire Ordinance. It's a violation that has Charlie Herrick -- the owner of Uber competitor -- Green Cab Vt. -- Fired up.

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((Charlie Herrick/Green Cab Owner 00:03:13 "If they undergo the same background checks, the same vehicle inspections, the same licensing procedures, and the insurance requirements, they are welcome." 00:03:21)) Drivers could face fines of up to 3-hundred dollars -- they also risk having their vehicles impounded if caught on the road. In similar disputes -- Uber has argued it is NOT a taxi company -- and doesn't need to register. They say they provide technology for ride-sharing.

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A NOR'EASTER THAT MEANS BUSINESS ROARED INTO COASTAL NEW ENGLAND....A COMBINATION OF HEAVY RAIN AND SURF...AND HIGH WINDS... MORE THAN 50-THOUSAND PEOPLE LOST POWER.... AND AREAS NEAR THE WATER -- ARE VERY CONCERNED ABOUT EROSION -- AND FLOODING.

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GARY?

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Almanac: Cool, but mostly dry yesterday Bright side: gloomy, rainy weather isn't all that bad! NE temps/radar: lots of 40s, some low 50s south; rain south will be moving north

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The Kansas City Royals have evened the World Series at a game apiece, thanks to a huge sixth inning against the San Francisco Giants. The game was tied 2-2 until the Royals erupted for five runs in the sixth. Billy Butler broke the stalemate with his second RBI single of the night. Salvador Perez followed with a two-run double before Omar Infante (ihn-FAHN'-tay) smacked a two-run homer. Final Score -- 7-2 Joining us now -- is our teen sports analyst -- Jasper Goodman. (Game 1 set a World Series record-low TV rating for the second time in three years. 12.2 million viewers last night on Fox. That broke the previous low the Giants' 8-3 victory over Detroit in 2012.) (The series moves to San Francisco for Game 3 on Friday. Tim Hudson is scheduled to start for the Giants against Jeremy Guthrie.) (The biggest change will be the lack of a designated hitter under National League rules.)

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One guy -- who was definitely watching. Sung Woo Lee. He flew 17 hours from his native South Korea to Kansas City -- just to see the games. A self described superfan -- and some people say he's a good luck charm. HE SAYS HE WATCHED THE ROYALS SWEEP THE GIANTS THE LAST TIME HE VISITED IN AUGUST, AND HOPES THAT BY COMING BACK... HE CAN WATCH THEM WIN THE WORLD SERIES, TOO.

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State Police need your help solving an early-morning burglary. Troopers say thieves tripped an alarm at Endless Spring Hydroponics on Route 7-a in Shaftsbury when they smashed open a side entrance. Police say the thieves took the cash register itself, which had a few hundred dollars in it. A witness reported a pick-up truck leaving the scene heading north on 7-a. Troopers don't know if the vehicle is connected to the crime -- but they're asking anyone with information to contact the Shaftsbury barracks.

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Vermont's largest teachers union is unhappy with Governor Shumlin. The Vermont chapter of the National Education Association represents 12-thousand teachers in the state. The NEA says teachers are now questioning the governor's commitment to them. At issue is a comment Governor Shumlin made on the first day of the South Burlington strike. With 245 teachers walking the picket line and 23-hundred students home from school -- Shumlin said he thinks teachers strikes should be outlawed -- and that contract disputes should be settled thru binding arbitration.

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((01:17:39:11 Gov. Peter Shumlin, D-Vt. "It's really destructive when kids cant go to school. And when parents cant go to work because they thought their kids were going to be in school, so I think legislation of that nature has made sense in the past and it makes sense now)) The NEA says the governor missed the mark by blaming teachers -- since the union is also on record in support of binding arbitration. The NEA says school boards have repeatedly rejected that approach. The governor responded with a statement yesterday -- saying he doesn't take sides on contract disputes, but believes a strike is a good time to remind people that there are other ways to accomplish the same goals without negatively impacting students.

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The head of the Rutland City Police Department is leaving for a job in the nation's capital. After almost three years as head of the department, Chief James Baker resigned to take a job with the International Association for Chiefs of Police. He took over in Rutland after scandal marred the public image of the department. Baker also launched innovative programs -- including one that targets the city's opiate problem.

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((Chief James Baker/Rutland City Police Dept. 09:22:22:18 We've hired a lot of new people here, but there's also a lot of people that have been here through the good times and the bad times. and a lot of them continue the work during times when a lot of bad things were being said about the Rutland City police department. :33)) The process of selecting an interim chief for Rutland has already begun. Baker starts his new job early next year.

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The Vermont health department is moving from the oldest health lab in the country -- to the newest. Governor Peter Shumlin and human services secretary Dr. Harry Chen announced the opening of the new facility in Colchester. It took 12 years of planning. And two years to build. The new space will enhance the state's ability to respond to health emergencies -- and allow for expanded research --- between state and uvm scientists.

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7-day forecast: wet & windy today. Storm finally drifts away late Friday. Weekend starts promising with some AM sun on Saturday, but then another clipper comes in with showers late Saturday & Sunday. Chilly & blustery Sunday. Clearing out and warming up start of next week. A few showers Wed

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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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The verdict is in. A jury found Allen Prue guilty of killing St. Johnsbury teacher Melissa Jenkins. Jennifer Costa has our top story.

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They're words Melissa Jenkins loved ones have been waiting 2-and-a-half years to hear. ((Voice of Foreperson 00:03:48 "Guilty, your honor.")) In a rare show of emotion -- convicted killer -- Allen Prue -- cried as the jury found him guilty of 1st degree murder, conspiracy and attempted kidnapping. Jenkins' family shared hugs and expressed relief. ((Linda Gadapee/Melissa's aunt 10:09:06 "well I was getting a little nervous last night at 8 o'clock when they were still in there. But it ended quick this morning.")) Investigators -- who worked the murder case -- call it justice. ((Capt. JP Sinclair/Vermont State Police 10:08:05 "On behalf of the state police we're very, very grateful to this jury for the verdict. This was the culmination of a lot of hard work and I'm very grateful that these 12 jurors saw this case as we did.")) Throughout the nine day trial the prosecution painted Prue -- and his wife Patricia -- as cold-blooded killers who savagely beat, strangled and killed a woman -- who was loved -- by so many. ((10/21/14 Lisa Warren/Caledonia County State's Attorney 03:25:13 "Before she died she fought like hell.")) Allen Prue's lawyer tried to convince jurors -- Patricia was the mastermind. Describing her as a mentally ill wife -- who researched murder and rape -- and ultimately killed Jenkins in a jealous rage. (( 10-21-14 Bob Katims/Prue's lawyer 05:13:15 "Allen Prue didn't plan to kill her, he didn't agree to kill her.")) Bob Katims called a lot of the state's evidence "pure speculation" -- and said savvy cops tricked his dim-witted client into falsely confessing. The prosecution played the entire 7 hour interview for the jury. They didn't buy Katims' defense. ((10/21/14 Lisa Warren/Caledonia County State's Attorney 03:20:16 "Allen Prue was not some timid sideliner.")) Prosecutors and police say they'll now turn their attention to Patricia Prue's case -- and say Allen's conviction will help. She's facing aggravated murder -- because she's also accused of sexually assaulting Jenkins. Her trial is scheduled for February. ((Lisa Warren/Caledonia County State's Attorney 10:10:17 "It's going to be the same evidence and then some, because it's a different defendant and there's a different fact pattern.")) ((Jennifer Costa "Allen Prue now faces 35 years to life in prison. A date and venue for sentencing has not been set. Prosecutor -- Lisa Warren -- would not say if she'll push for the maximum sentence. JC Ch3 News BTV))

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State Police need your help solving an early-morning burglary. Troopers say thieves tripped an alarm at Endless Spring Hydroponics on Route 7-a in Shaftsbury when they smashed open a side entrance. Police say the thieves took the cash register itself, which had a few hundred dollars in it. A witness reported a pick-up truck leaving the scene heading north on 7-a. Troopers don't know if the vehicle is connected to the crime -- but they're asking anyone with information to contact the Shaftsbury barracks.

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Vermont's largest teachers union is unhappy with Governor Shumlin. The Vermont chapter of the National Education Association represents 12-thousand teachers in the state. The NEA says teachers are now questioning the governor's commitment to them. At issue is a comment Governor Shumlin made on the first day of the South Burlington strike. With 245 teachers walking the picket line and 23-hundred students home from school -- Shumlin said he thinks teachers strikes should be outlawed -- and that contract disputes should be settled thru binding arbitration.

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((01:17:39:11 Gov. Peter Shumlin, D-Vt. "It's really destructive when kids cant go to school. And when parents cant go to work because they thought their kids were going to be in school, so I think legislation of that nature has made sense in the past and it makes sense now)) The NEA says the governor missed the mark by blaming teachers -- since the union is also on record in support of binding arbitration. The NEA says school boards have repeatedly rejected that approach. The governor responded with a statement yesterday -- saying he doesn't take sides on contract disputes, but believes a strike is a good time to remind people that there are other ways to accomplish the same goals without negatively impacting students.

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With less than two weeks before election day, the two leading candidates for Governor spent the day touting what they can do for Vermont's economy. Kyle Midura has their sharply different tales -- on the state of our fiscal health.

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Wednesday morning, Gov. Peter Shumlin touted the state's investment in high-speed internet connections, and efforts to create new online businesses. Businesses like Ello, a new social media startup created in Burlington. At a promotional event for Tech Jam -- an event meant to link employees with employers -- Shumlin called the new business evidence of Vermont's bright jobs future. (00:06:58:00) ((Gov. Peter Shumlin - Democrat for Governor what these kind of companies allow us to do is not only make jobs in Vermont but make the tech jam a great success )) The governor also touted a relatively new search engine for Vermont jobs launched this summer. More than 44-thousand visited the site since then. A search of Vermont Job link reveals more than 26-hundred jobs listings. 34 percent are within 25 miles of Burlington though, and many offerings are specialty work, like nursing or tech. Searching for positions that make more than the state's median income of 52-thousand dollars a year, only yields 34 results. (00:05:25:00) ((the biggest problem in Vermont is a demographic problem)) At a late-afternoon press conference, Republican Scott Milne said Vermont cannot survive the continuing exodus of its younger generations. Wednesday, he unveiled loose plans to waive capital gains taxes on investments made in Vermont companies over the next three years. He also wants to free new businesses from up to 10-years of income taxes. Milne admits he does not have all of the plan specifics worked out. (27:37) ((Scott Milne - Republican for Governor it's designed to be a provocative idea that's going to be a shot in the arm to get our economy going, we got a 100-million dollar deficit coming next year, and there's different facts that people look to come up with what's going on with jobs))

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(anchors introduce gary) Local temps: mainly in 40s NE temps/radar: lots of 40s, some low 50s south; rain south will be moving north U.S. Clouds/radar: stuck nor'easter still spinning - a little stronger today. Lots of rain to our east. Forecast clouds/precip: storm still with us today with rain and wind. Finally pulls away on Friday, but another clipper will come in quickly from Canada late Saturday into Sunday with more showers.

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Today: Periods of rain, heavy at times Breezy Highs: 45 to 52 Wind: NNE 10 to 20 mph Tonight: Periods of rain Lows: 38 to 45 Wind: N 10 to 15 mph Friday: Showers, tapering off late Highs: 47 to 54 Wind: N 10 to 15 mph Extended: Saturday: Some AM sun Increasing clouds Chance for showers late Lows: 32 to 42 Highs: 50s Sunday: Showers Mountain flurries Blustery Lows: 35 to 45 Highs: 42 to 52 Monday: Partly sunny Lows: 30s Highs: 50s Hyper-Extended: Tuesday: Partly cloudy Lows: 35 to 45 Highs: 55 to 65 Wednesday: Mostly cloudy Showers Lows: 40s Highs: 55 to 65

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Two deadly attacks -- in three days. The Canadian prime minister -- calling both -- acts of terror. And now -- U-S officials are on heightened alert. Kris Van Cleave is in Ottawa with the latest on the investigation.

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Just hours after the attack on a soldier standing guard at Canada's National War Memorial in Ottawa - the country's Prime Minister called the violence an act of terror. (SOT Stephen Harper, Canadian Prime Minister) "We will not be intimidated. Canada will never be intimidated. In fact this will lead us to strengthen our resolve and redouble our efforts." On Wednesday morning, a masked gunman shot and killed 24-year-old soldier Nathan Cirillo at close range. 32-year-old - Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, who recently converted to Islam, then stormed Parliament (-nats-there is a shooter on the loose-please move back!") Politicians locked themselves in meeting rooms. The gunman was confronted and killed by the ceremonial sergeant at arms. President Obama, spoke with Canada's prime minister last night: (SOT President Obama / no chyron necessary) "I pledged as always to make sure that our national security teams are coordinating very closely, given not only is Canada one of our closest allies, but they're our neighbors and our friends. (STANDUP Kris Van Cleave/ CBS News/ Ottawa, Canada) Parliament Hill continues to be off limits to the public amid the investigation into the attack. (vo) It's the second deadly attack against the military members in Canada in just three days... Raising questions that violence is connected to Canada joining the fight against the Islamic State in Syria. (SOT Juan Zarate, CBS News Senior National Security Analyst) Counterrorism officials are really worried that this movement// is really motivating others not only to come to fight in places like iraq and syria but echoing the calls from Al qaeda to // find opportunities to attack in home countries. Officials in Canada say they'll continue to work with allies around the world to fight terror. Kris Van Cleave CBS News Ottawa.

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A murder suspect is on the loose in Maryland -- after he was mistakenly released from prison. Rodriguez Purnell was serving time, awaiting trial for a 2013 murder. The Department of Corrections says, on Friday -- Purnell was released on accident. No one at the prison realized the problem until Sunday, when his alleged victim's family called -- after seeing him on the street. Top leaders in the Department of Public Safety are leading the investigation into what went wrong. A Maryland Department of Corrections employee has been suspended with pay -- but officials aren't saying what they did wrong.

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Police in New Hampshire are reviewing video and photos of the mayhem that broke out in Keene last weekend. More than 80 people were arrested after violence ensued at a family-friendly pumpkin festival -- resulting in extensive property damage and dozens of injuries. Police in riot gear used tear gas and pepper balls to control the large crowds. The president of Keene State College says students who rioted will be punished.

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High winds from a Nor'Easter -- roared through Massachusetts last night -- topping speeds of 60 miles per hour. There have been no reports of any injuries -- but downed trees and limbs have caused damage across the state. At one point Wednesday night -- more than 50-thousand customers lost power. In coastal communities there are serious concerns about flooding. A flood watch is in effect for much of eastern Mass. through this morning.

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The world series is in full swing. Football season is well underway. Plenty of fall concerts to see.. And there are more options than ever -- for buying tickets to see the action. But with the internet providing so many options to buy tickets -- that also means more ways you can get scammed. The national consumers league recommends paying with a credit card for the best protection against possible unfair or unauthorized charges. They also say you should buy from sites that guarantee those tickets -- and will replace or refund if you get invalid tickets or if an event is cancelled. The better business bureau recommends researching the ticket location ahead of time - learning the section, row and seat number so you're not disappointed by an obstructed view - or, worse, a seat that doesn't even exist.

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A California man was out searching for gold in (bUe-te) Butte County -- when he struck it big. The man found one of the largest natural gold nuggets EVER SEEN in that state. The treasure weighs over 70-ounces -- and is estimated to be worth somewhere between 350 and 450 thousand dollars. The nugget will be on display in San Francisco.

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Every year there are hundreds of sexual assaults and violent attacks on college campuses across the country. Now colleges across the country are using a new app to help make students safer. The free app is called the guardian -- and it comes with an emergency button that triggers an alarm at the campus police station. The program immediately tells officers who the student is -- and where they are. Police will get their name, a photo of what they look like -- and a map directly to the location of the persons phone. From the app -- you can also set a timer. The idea is, if you don't make it to your destination in a certain amount of time -- it notifies police.

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Almanac: Cool, but mostly dry yesterday Bright side: gloomy, rainy weather isn't all that bad! NE temps/radar: lots of 40s, some low 50s south; rain south will be moving north

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A new cancer drug could be on the horizon. Eboni Williams has some of the day's top health stories.

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(pkg) An experimental drug is showing promise in the fight against cancer. Researchers in Chicago say the drug was able to completely get rid of human lung tumors that were transplanted into mice. The drug targets a protein that has been known to promote tumor growth. (vo) Surgeries that help you lose weight may also put you at risk for severe headaches. A new study found a small percentage of gastric bypass and gastric banding surgeries are associated with spinal fluid leaks that trigger sudden headaches. Researchers say the loss of fat tissue may contribute to the problem. (vo) And people in the US are eating less trans fats than they did 30 years ago, but it's still more than they should. A study of 12,000 people finds 1.9 percent of men's daily calories come from trans fats, for women it's slightly less. Experts recommend no more than 1 percent. That's a look at some of the day's top health stories. Eboni Williams, CBS News, New York

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Stepping down-- Rutland's top cop takes a job at the nations capitol The country's oldest health lab get's a new faculty... And the new Wal-mart Supercenter has competitors concerned...

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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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The Republican seeking to upend Governor Shumlin's re-election campaign wants to offer tax breaks to new businesses. Republican Scott Milne is calling for waiving capital gains taxes on investments made in Vermont companies over the next three years. He also wants to waive up to 10-years of income taxes for new businesses. Milne admits he does not have all of the plan specifics worked out.

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(27:37) ((Scott Milne - Republican for Governor it's designed to be a provcative idea that's going to be a shot in the arm to get our economy going, we got a 100-million dollar deficit coming next year, and there's different facts that people look to come up with what's going on with jobs)) Milne says he believes added income taxes from workers and business owners would more than make up for any potential state revenue. He said the Governor is over-selling the health of the state's economy and spoke of trouble in the state's future if it can't keep younger generations in-state.

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Police say a Florida teen is behind the bomb threat at the St. Albans police department. The department was evacuated earlier this week -- after a caller said the building was going to blow up. A sweep found no bomb. Police traced the call to 18-year-old Bruce Alvarez of Davie, Florida. Police are charging him with Creating a False Public Alarm and Disorderly Conduct by Telephone. Investigators believe recent threats from Alvarez and others stem from cruiser cam video of a June arrest that's gone viral online.

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The head of the Rutland City Police Department is leaving for a job in the nation's capital. After almost three years as head of the department, Chief James Baker resigned to take a job with the International Association for Chiefs of Police. He took over in Rutland after three police officers were charged with watching pornography at work. Baker also launched innovative programs -- including one that targets the city's opiate problem.

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((Chief James Baker/Rutland City Police Dept. 09:22:22:18 We've hired a lot of new people here, but there's also a lot of people that have been here through the good times and the bad times. and a lot of them continue the work during times when a lot of bad things were being said about the Rutland City police department. :33)) The process of selecting an interim chief for Rutland has already begun. Baker starts his new job early next year.

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WalMart opening a Supercenter in Berlin has other retailers watching closely. The store has been a part of the Berlin Mall since 1999 -- but has now added nearly 30 thousand square feet to accommodate more grocery items and produce. In the process, Walmart hired more than 140 new employees. Other local grocery stores say the megastore moving into town has their attention.

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(38:42 Kari Bradley/General Manager Hunger Mountain Co-Op)(("It definitely has our attention. It's a new competitor in Central Vermont, and that's not something we've had at all recently.")) (23:00 Gerry Hanifin/Berlin Mall Employee)(("I'm a single dad. I have two young kids. Looking at the prices for the grocery stuff. It's just unbelievable. It's a significant savings. Every penny counts these days.")) Hunger Mountain Co-Op may not be as hard hit as grocery chains like the nearby Shaw's. The co-op distinguishes itself from Wal Mart because a third of its sales are from Vermont products.

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The Vermont health department is moving from the oldest health lab in the country -- to the newest. Governor Peter Shumlin and human services secretary Dr. Harry Chen announced the opening of the new facility in Colchester. It took 12 years of planning. And two years to build. The new space will enhance the state's ability to respond to health emergencies -- and allow for expanded research --- between state and uvm scientists.

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(18:08 Harry Chen/Sec. Of Health)(("There will be 50 dedicated workers in this building that will work hard in a new modern scientific environment, to support the disease investigation and environmental testing and monitoring so necessary to keep vermonters healthy.")) The health department will move into the new lab in November.

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(anchors introduce gary) Local temps: mainly in 40s NE temps/radar: lots of 40s, some low 50s south; rain south will be moving north U.S. Clouds/radar: stuck nor'easter still spinning - a little stronger today. Lots of rain to our east. Forecast clouds/precip: storm still with us today with rain and wind. Finally pulls away on Friday, but another clipper will come in quickly from Canada late Saturday into Sunday with more showers.

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A new car service in Burlington is under fire as city officials question how it's working. Uber is one of the latest companies on the scene in Burlington offering ways to get around -- but the city attorney -- and one local business -- are crying foul. Melissa Howell reports.

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It's a company aimed at making getting around easy -- but Uber may soon find it harder to operate in Burlington. ((Mayor Miro Weinberger/ D-Burlington 10:12:41 "If they are operating right now, without getting licenses and without their drivers getting licenses, they are not operating consistently with the law and that's a problem." 10:12:50)) Since beginning operations in Burlington on October 9th, Uber -- AND it's drivers -- haven't sought necessary business licenses from the city. A letter to the company from the city attorney says without the licenses the company is in violation of the city's Vehicle for Hire Ordinance. It's a violation that has Charlie Herrick -- the owner of Uber competitor -- Green Cab Vt. -- Fired up. ((Charlie Herrick/Green Cab Owner 00:03:13 "If they undergo the same background checks, the same vehicle inspections, the same licensing procedures, and the insurance requirements, they are welcome." 00:03:21)) The city is currently working with Uber to address issues like public safety, consumer protections and permit fees. The letter -- issued October 21st -- says: GRAPHIC "the taxi licensing board or police shall have authority to remove and impound any unauthorized taxicab ...and a fine of three hundred dollars shall be due from the registered owner of the vehicle." ((Charlie Herrick/Green Cab Owner 00:06:43 "I believe that the letter is an excellent first step and now it is on the people who enforce the ordinance to do their job." 00:06:54)) But the letter does acknowledge Uber's innovative approach PROVIDING FAST SERVICE WITH A TAP ON YOUR SMARTPHONE -- and the need for updates to the ordinance that will take advances in technology into account. ((Mayor Miro Weinberger/ D-Burlington 10:13:47 "Do those laws need to be modernized, do they need to be changed so that, to improve Burlington's transportation system? I'm very open to the possibility that they do need to change." 10:13:56)) Uber tells Channel 3: "We look forward to continuing productive conversations with local officials, working together on a temporary agreement, and moving towards a permanent solution for ridesharing in Burlington." But Herrick isn't sure those changes are on the horizon. ((Charlie Herrick/Green Cab Owner 00:07:21 "Based on the track record of this administration and the fact that they welcomed an organization into the town that was clearly in violation, I have no confidence." 00:07:31)) We did try to see if Uber was still offering rides here in Burlington but the app says service is not available. The mayor hopes to be able to meet an agreement soon but says changes to the ordinance could take months. Melissa Howell Channel 3 News."

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In similar disputes -- Uber has argued it is NOT a taxi company -- and doesn't need to register. They say they provide technology for ride-sharing.

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It will be a fun weekend for hockey fans in Catamount Country, as the UVM men's and women's teams will play a total of three games in just over 24 hours Friday and Saturday at Gutterson. (((TRT 2:02 OC: STANDARD)))

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(((The Vermont men, now 3-0 and ranked 17th in the country, will play their Hockey East home opener Saturday night at 7pm at Gutterson against Connecticut. The Cats are coming off an impressive home and home sweep of Clarkson this past weekend. After battling to a 2-1 victory at home Friday night, the IceCats went to Potsdam Saturday night and pounced on Clarkson, scoring twice in the first en route to a 3-0 shutout win. Vermont is off to it's best start since 2005, when the Cats opened the season with seven straight victories. But with a long season ahead of them, the team is trying to keep its hot start in perspective. ---------------------- ---------------------- ---------------------- ---------------------- -------------- ((TRT: 18 ... OC: COMPLACENT WITH THAT)) ((Mike Santaguida/ 3-0 is a big confidence boost, but I think we all know in the room that we can't settle. From Friday there were definitely some things we needed to work on and put into our game on Saturday. We are going to get too complacent with that.)) ---------------------- ---------------------- ---------------------- ---------------------- -------------- The UVM women's hockey team will host Union in a two game set this Friday night and Saturday afternoon at Gutterson. Friday night's game will be the second annual 'Pack The Gut' Challenge. Last year, the Cats set a new Hockey East regular season attendance record, drawing over 2,000 fans for their game against Boston College. Friday's game also serves as a fundraiser for Meals on Wheels. Off to a 3-2-1 start, the Cats are playing well and excited to take the ice in front of another big crowd. ---------------------- ---------------------- ---------------------- ---------------------- -------------- ((TRT: 15 ... OC: FRIDAY NIGHT) ((Madison Litchfield/ I think the main goal of Pack the Gut is just to get people out, watching women's ice hockey, and hopefully promote our game so that they come out to them again in the future. So we're just trying to get people to come out and watch, trying to improve on last season and get a big win Friday night. We also had six high school playdown games for you last night.. For all those highlights, go to our website WCAX.com and click on sports... That's the sportswrap, I'm Dylan Scott. Have a great day!)))

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NE temps/radar: lots of 40s, some low 50s south; rain south will be moving north

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More than 10 percent of Vermonters do NOT get enough to eat. But help is out there for low income families to get local produce. Judy Simpson has the story.

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Each week, for the past 16 weeks, 110 low income households in the Burlington area, picked up free fresh locally grown food thanks to the Intervale Gleaning and food Rescue. All of the food was a result of gleaning efforts by volunteers or donations from local farms.This was the final pick up for the year. ((Tile JOE_2496_01 Jessica Sanford/ The intervale Gleaning and Food Rescue 00:02:41:20" Gleaning definition is the act of rescuing food from the fields of farmers that would otherwise go to waste" 00:02:58:26 )) This is the fifth season of the program which partners with five farms on the Intervale and several outside the area. Some of the vegetables are not perfect, but that does not effect their taste. ((TILE JOE_2498_01 00:08:45:11 js says I see what you mean by unusual looking vegetables, things that wouldnt be prize winners at the fair . Jessica again "Right so we get a lot of those. 00:09:08:04 Maybe its not quite a round beet but it still tastes just as wonderful,")) Richard Rotunno(Row-TUNE-oh) and his partner Evelyn look forward their share, every week. ((TILE JOE_2531_01 Richard Rotunno/ Food Recipient 00:21:59:18" Its good, real good its a big help to, a lot of the stuff because of my income my doctor you know he wants me to take vitamins and stuff and it is hard because of my income and this helps me out a lot. 00:22:14:14not to mention Evelyn is a great cook she utilizes everything we take from here." 00:22:21:18)) (TILE JOE_2505_01 Anna Kaufman/Hunger Free Vermont 00:12:20:07 "We have been working with the Intervale to provide some nutrition education at these community pick up events so essentially what happens is we partner with the Intervale so as they increase access to fresh produce for the participants we provide some recipes and a bit of education so they can utilize that produce when they go home and recreate recipes with their families." 00:12:42:20)) Jessica has also prepared a recipe, for Butternut Squash and black bean tacos. This food Gleaning program provides 4 to 8 pounds of food each week to the families. It also supplies 10 different organizations with 25-50 pounds a week. ((Tile JOE_2496_01 00:06:07:00 JS says "So this is a pretty popular program." Jessica "It is" JS "You have a waiting list." Jessica "We have a waiting list" JS "That's hard." Jessica "I wish we didn't it's hard,)) A waiting list even though the program was expanded this year from 50 members to over 100 members. ((Tile JOE_2496_01 00:06:57:00 Js says "It seems like a lot of work." Jessica responds "ya it is a lot of work and its a complete joy. 00:07:09:22 at the same time.")) The hope is this program will expand again in the future, So folks like Richard and Evelyn may be able to have access to this food year round. JS Ch 3 news Burlington.


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