Tue 26-JUL-2016 6 P.M. News Script

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Vermont Delegate Shyla Nelson - putting Bernie Sanders name in for nomination at the DNC in Philadelphia. Good evening, I'm Kristin Kelly. And I'm Darren Perron. it's viewed as a symbolic move -- Hillary Clinton's nomination for president is expected to be official within the hour - making history as the first female nominee of either party. And the roll call voting is underway - here's a live look at the convention floor as each state's delegation gets to vote. Many of Sanders' delegates said today they are sticking with him - even though the math means he will NOT be the nominee. Sanders -- has been playing a critical role at the convention - trying to pull his most passionate supporters into Hillary Clinton's camp. It has not been easy. Here's what happened when Sanders addressed California delegates in Philadelphia earlier today.

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(( PO-52TU Sen Bernie Sanders, (D) Former Pres. Candidate "Elections come and go, in my view our immediate task, what we must do or forever look back and regret, is defeat Donald Trump and elect Hillary Clinton." - NATS OF BOOS - "In my view, it's easy to boo, it's easy, it is easy to boo but it is harder to look your kids in the face if we are living under a Trump presidency."))

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Vermonters are expected to play a defining role in Clinton's selection this evening. Political Reporter Kyle Midura is following the week's action for us - he joins us now live from Philadelphia - Kyle? D+K - So far, we've seen schisms between Clinton and Sanders supporters lead to spectacular disruption - but last night, on the biggest stage thus far, one could hardly hear a voice of dissent. The question is, which crowd shows up tonight as Democrats pick their presidential nominee.

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Sen. Bernie Sanders reiterated his support for Hillary Clinton to become the next president in his address Monday night - but the nomination still requires a vote of the thousands of delegates gathered in Philadelphia for the convention. Aster O'Leary, Vermont's youngest delegate will announce the state's vote during the roll call Tuesday evening - strongly in favor of Sanders . (01:47:00:00) ((Aster O'Leary - Vermont Delegate for Sanders I think that I owe it to the people of Vermont that I'm representing to cast my vote with integrity :05 and I'm pledged to Bernie :07 )) But after every delegate's vote is called out - Vermont's delegation may call for simply accepting Clinton as the nominee. O'Leary, like much of her delegation, is okay with that- especially since Clinton adopted Sanders' platform planks like a higher minimum wage, and a stronger college affordability plan. (01:46:28:00) ((Aster O'Leary - Vermont Delegate for Sanders it's going to be hard for me, but I think that I'll be able to support Hillary )) (1:48:25:00) ((Seth Berner - Maine Delegate for Sanders in my perfect world, everybody would be supporting Bernie Sanders )) While largely civil, Maine's delegation made its dissatisfaction with Clinton as the nominee apparent at a morning breakfast with New Hampshire and Vermont delegates. Seth Berner says he'll probably vote for Clinton in November - but isn't surprised his group is more feisty than Vermont's. He says he and his peers are not as attached to the candidate himself, but the issues he represents. (01:49:57:00) ((Seth Berner - Maine Delegate for Sanders I am not here because of Bernie, I was with Bernie because of things that were already important to me :03 and they're no less important to me now :05 )) Top political leadership pledge Clinton won't simply cast aside progressive issues or Sanders platform. (00:47:11:00) ((Sen. Patrick Leahy - D-Vermont a lot of it's going to be carried by Hillary Clinton - a lot of it she carried before anyway :16 but now it's going to be amplified )) (00:56:40:00) ((Fmr. Gov. Howard Dean she certainly understands that the major issue in this country right now, domestically, is there a fair system that we're working under economically)) But that's done little to appease the skeptics - Sanders' request for civility appeared to work Monday night. The best evidence he's sincere in his desire for unity in opposition to Republican nominee Donald Trump may be his restraint talking about the DNC's leaked emails - that indicate party leaders had a Clinton bias. (00:43:42:00) ((Rep. Peter Welch - D-Vermont do you think it's hard for him not to say 'I told you so' regarding the DNC?' :46 you know, it is a little bit :48 and he's got some right to do that :49 I mean that was completely out of bounds ))

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- latest deets Kyle Midura. Thanks.

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We will go back live to Philadelphia if Hillary Clinton secures the nomination during this broadcast. And tonight -- Dozens of people are scheduled to speak at the convention - including Former Vermont Governor Howard Dean. Also -- mothers whose unarmed African-American children were killed by police or gun violence -- and President Bill Clinton. CBS will have live coverage of the convention tonight from 10 to 11.

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Donald Trump took aim at Hillary Clinton out on the trail today. They spoke to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Convention in Charlotte North Carolina. Clinton had addressed the same convention Monday. Trump talked about creating a hotline for VA complaints if he's elected. And - the audience chanted Lock Her Up - when he went after Clinton directly.

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PO-64TU ((Donald Trump/(R) Presidential Nominee "We know how she takes care of the veterans. Just look at her invasion of Libya, and her handling of Benghazi -- a disaster. Or, look at her e-mails, which put America's entire national security at risk. - Crowd chants: "Lock her up! Lock her up!" - And to think she was here yesterday. I guess she didn't do very well.")) Trump went after Bernie Sanders on twitter during his convention speech last night -- saying he sold out to Clinton. Trump also taunted Senators Cory Booker and Elizabeth Warren about their speeches. But - Trump did NOT comment on First Lady Michelle Obama's convention speech.

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Radar: There have been a few sprinkles and short lived showers today, but it is all settling down now. Current: Temperatures right now are in the low 80s and upper 70s. ... Dewpoint: But dewpoints are hovering right around that 60 degree mark where it starts to feel a little humid to some, ...And like a nice summer evening to others. Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows: 58/65 Winds: Light Wednesday: Mostly sunny. Highs: 85/92 Winds: Light Wednesday Night: Increasing clouds. Chance of showers/Tstorms. Lows: 58/65 Winds: Light Thursday: Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers/Tstorms. Highs: 80/87 Winds: Light

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Concerning new test results -- involving PFOA. Not in the water -- this time -- in people's blood. Lynzi DeLuccia is in our Rutland bureau with the latest, Lynzi .... What do you know? K&D, the department of health provided North bennington residents with blood testing in April, and now they're seeing that the PFOA that was found in their drinking water made its way into their bloodstreams - at pretty shocking levels.

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((31:43-31:46"I just can't, I can't...bring myself to drink it.")) Sandy Sumner's North Bennington home has one of the 227 private wells contaminated with the potential carcinogen, PFOA. His well was treated with a point of entry filtration system. ((Sandy Sumner 28:09-28:18: "even though they tell us the filters are doing their job, there's a psychological barrier there that we just can't bring ourselves to drink it.")) Especially now, after seeing the results of his blood test, showing PFOA in his own system. ((Sumner 25:21-25:24: "my particular blood level was 305.")) That's 305 micrograms per liter. The average for the North Bennington area is 10.0 micrograms per liter, and even that is much higher than 2.1, for the entire U.S. population. ((Coleen Healy//Received Blood Test Results 37:28-37:30: "I pretty much assumed it was going to be very high.")) Coleen Healy is another North Bennington resident who had her blood tested after the discovery of PFOA in her private well. Her blood level? 447 micrograms per liter. ((Coleen Healy "that's worrisome..." 38:23-38:28 "Right now I'm in pursuit of trying to find a doctor locally that has some background with PFOA.")) This is what the state is suggesting - Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Harry Chen says because PFOA is an emerging chemical, there's not much new information provided by the blood tests - except for a reference for physicians. ((Dr. Harry Chen//VT Dept. Of Health Commissioner 00044518-00050317"THAT S THE WHOLE ISSUE RELATED TO AN EMERGING CONTAMINANT IS WE DONT HAVE THE CLEAR STUDIES THAT CONNECT A LEVEL WITH A HEALTH EFFECT. BUT WE CAN ONLY HAVE SOME ASSOCIATIONS... WE CAN ONLY ASSURE THAT PEOPLE HAVE THIS INFORMATION THAT THEY CAN SHARE WITH THEIR DOCTOR.")) What the health department does know is that if someone with PFOA in their blood stops drinking the contaminated water, levels in their system will eventually go down - over time. ((Dr. Harry Chen//VT Dept. Of Health Commissioner (0041900-00043014)" WE KNOW THAT IT GOES DOWN ...IN TWO TO FOUR YEARS ITLL BE ABOUT HALF... SO IF THEIR LEVEL IS 50...IN 2-4 YEARS IT'LL BE 25 AND IN ANOTHER 2-4 YEARS IT'LL BE 12.5. SO THATS THE IMPORTANT THING FOR PEOPLE TO KNOW.")) And while both Sumner and Healy say the state's response has been helpful and reassuring, Healy says she's taking steps further than physicians. ((Coleen Healy 39:08-39:16: "We're currently trying to pursue some way of doing cleansings or something to try and get it out of our system, quicker than just drinking clean water.")) Sumner says he and his wife will continue to drink bottled water and go about their daily lives, but that number, 305, will stick in his mind. ((Sandy Sumner 27:11-27:19: 'Life is normal, pretty much, in the back of our heads there is some anxiety about the future..."))

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There is another informational meeting tonight for residents regarding extending the North bennington water supply to those whose wells have been impacted - Sumner says he will definitely be one person in attendance. K&D

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Sentencing for the man police say killed a disabled child - by putting vodka in his feeding tube. Isaac Robitille's (ROB-ih-tell) was 13 years old when he died. Walter Richters says he got permission from the boy's mom - before giving him alcohol - to try to quiet him down. Isaac had a blood alcohol content of point-1-4-6. Richters pleaded guilty to manslaughter. Today a judge accepted a plea deal that will keep Richters behind bars for another 14 months - for a total of 3 years. He also has to testify against Isaac's mother -- Melissa Robitille (ROB-ih-tell).

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Police say three people walking by -- pulled a man off a woman -- he was attacking. Police say it happened around three o'clock Saturday morning on Monroe Street -- not far from Battery Park. The witnesses told police they found the man on top of the woman -- who was still half naked and incapacitated from drugs and alcohol -- when officers arrived. Now -- 37-year-old Garang Ayang is charged with sexual assault. He's in jail tonight.

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Police say he tried to lure an underage victim -- by buying her Victoria's Secret underwear. Now 22 year-old Shawn Ellison learned how long he'll spend in jail. The next -- two years. He's on probation after that. The Chester man pleaded guilty to attempted luring -- child porn -- and exploitation of a child. Investigators say when he was 20 -- he reached out to about 50 girls online -- he knew were underage -- chatted with them -- and sent some of them gifts too.

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A firefighter's home catches fire in Milton this afternoon. Firefighters responded to the blaze on Overlake Drive around two. That's when they found a garage engulfed in flames and say it had spread to the home. Fire officials say the roof eventually gave way crashing into the second floor. The Milton fire chief tells us the property belongs to a member of his squad.

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((Chief Don Turner, Milton Fire Dept.12:36 "hits extremely close to home because it is one of our members and we're doing everything we can to help them through this the best we can.)) The chief says no people were home at the time and that they were able to rescue a dog and a cat. The fire is not considered suspicious.

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A 90 year old building in downtown Burlington is on its last leg -- and the city is asking its inhabitants to get out. Is a major new development coming next? Alex Apple reports.

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((Apple intro: The city of Burlington considers this block beginning with Memorial Auditorium the "welcome block" for the city," but some city councilors are worried it's not so welcoming. This dilapidated motel, it's no longer in use. And now the city has deemed Memorial Auditorium no longer safe for inhabitants.)) ((Burlington City Council Adam Roof I-Ward 8 01:21 I think that tearing down is on the table. What we've seen is it's going to be about 4 million dollars, just to keep this building on its feet.)) The welcome block is in city councilor Adam Roof's ward. He hopes the future of the block's largest building -- Memorial auditorium -- includes a public event space. But he questions whether the city has enough cash to fix it up. ((NAT Roof: 21 This is a product of deferred maintenance.)) The three current inhabitants are 242 Main -- a youth center specializing in music. Generator Maker Space -- a hub for crafting and creativity -- and Burlington City Arts. They've all go to be out by the end of the year. ((Lars Hasselblad Torres - Generator 06:44 The future of Generator is a move to Pine Street which is really emerging quickly as Burlington's center of innovation.)) Generator will only have to close for one month before it opens again on Sears Lane. As for -- 242 Main which bills itself as the longest running punk rock venue in the United States -- it does not yet have a future home. ((Jim Lockridge/242 Main Supporter 14:46 It empowered youth; it gave them a place to share with one another.)) Lockridge feels the city is dismissing 242 Main -- and hopes the mayor will reverse course. ((NAT)) It's not that this 90 year old auditorium is going to collapse -- but it's foundation is crumbling. Roof hopes to turn half a block of wasted space into an asset for the Queen City. ((53 Adam Roof/I-Ward 8 00:53 I'm excited about the whole block. Im excited about the possibility to actually have this be a welcome mat for Burlington. We call it the welcome block but it's not very welcoming to be honest.))

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Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger has yet to endorse a specific plan. The city must decide whether it will tear the building down -- and if it does, what they will do with it. One possibility: partnering with UVM to build a new basketball arena.

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Drug Charges for two New Yorkers in Plattsburgh. Investigators say Larry Mackie and Sherburne House had close to 100 grams of crack cocaine when they were busted at a Margaret street apartment. Police say the drugs have a street value of more than 18-thousand dollars.

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A brattleboro man has been sentenced in an elaborate drug ring. Lamar Carter -- who also goes by Boogie -- helped bring drugs from New Jersey into Vermont -- selling it throughout the state. Carter was sentenced to five years in prison. Others have already got time -- including Carter's mother -- who was sentenced yesterday to just shy of four years.

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Police in Tupper Lake are investigating an assault at the Sunmount facility. Investigators say John Harvey -- a client at the facility -- attacked a staff member with a kitchen utensil. The victim was treated and released at the hospital for an eye injury. Harvey was charged with second degree assault.

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A debate in the Upper valley about the area's homeless population. This week-- a new task force will meet in Lebanon. Adam Sullivan reports.

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Thomas Moore has been living out of his R.V. for the past three years. It's currently parked in a city lot in West Lebanon-- just off Route 12A-- that is well known to people with no place to call home. ((Thomas Moore/Lives in R.V.: "I don't drink, I don't do drugs. Just me and my dog.")) Moore has been here since April. His R.V.-- used to be parked in the nearby Walmart parking lot. But- he was forced to move. ((Moore: "I can't afford to be in a campground. I can't afford an RV park. So wherever I park, that's where I park.")) Similar to countless region's across the country-- the Upper Valley continues to struggle with homelessness. At the Upper Valley Haven in White River Junction-- the rooms provided for families and veterans are continuously filled. But people like Moore, who went to high school right down the road many decades ago, are not as fortunate. ((Sara Kobylenski/Upper valley Haven: "that is that vulnerable population for whom there are not targeted programs going on at the moment.")) A proposed city ordinance in Lebanon targeted the population in a different way with hefty fines and the threat of vehicles being towed. ((Moore: "we don't have money. We live month to month, day to day.")) But, after a huge outcry from the public the ordinance was put on hold and the task force on homelessness was created. ((Karen Liot Hill/Lebanon City Council: "just a ground swell of people in the community who wanted to be very thoughtful and humanitarian in the approach.")) The task force-- which will meet for the first time Friday- plans to look at a variety of issues-- including public safety-- at this lot in particular. ((Hill: "it's not zoned for residential use but this is a residential use. So, there are definitely some questions to look into. There are also question of liability to look into.")) Kobylenski is on the task force and as the executive director of the Haven-- she is on the front lines on the problem. ((Kobylenski: "it is having a deep enough array of resources and opportunities that are available to hopefully them we have something that fits each person that needs the help.")) How that help may be provided we be presented in a report to the city in 6 months. ((Moore: "we all need help. We don't need the harassment, we need help.")) And with the summer half over-- colder weather is right around the corner. Adam Sullivan channel three news in West Lebanon New Hampshire.

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Radsat: A few clouds and few showers that have died down now that the sun is lower in the sky. Highs: Ranged today from the upper 80s in the upper valley, to mid 80s in the Champlain Valley and a few upper 70s in some of the cooler spots. Temperature graph: Temperatures will be a bit warmer tomorrow, but then they will be dropping back to more seasonable levels for the end of the week. RPM: Along with warmer temperatures tomorrow, we will see some clouds and showers moving into the St Lawrence Valley towards the end of the day. This front will drift through the region Thursday, with more clouds and showers and thunderstorms. Model differences: After that, the forecast is more uncertain. We have a couple of different computer models which are showing us two different scenarios, ...The first model shows us the front will be staying well to our south, and keeping us on the dry side of this system. The second model, shows the front staying a little closer to us, so at least one of these disturbances riding along it, could bring showers and thunderstorms to our area. We will have a better idea of which of these scenarios to expect soon.

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Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows: 58/65 Winds: Light Wednesday: Mostly sunny. Highs: 85/92 Winds: Light Wednesday Night: Increasing clouds. Chance of showers/Tstorms. Lows: 58/65 Winds: Light Thursday: Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers/Tstorms. Highs: 80/87 Winds: Light Extended: Friday through Tuesday. Thursday night: Lows 55/62 Friday: Partly sunny, chance of showers/Tstorm. Highs 75/82 Lows 55/62 Saturday: Partly sunny. Highs 75/82 Lows 55/62 Sunday: Chance of showers/Tstorm. Highs 75/85 Lows 55/65 Monday: Mostly cloudy, chance of showers/Tstorm. Highs 75/85 Lows 55/65 Tuesday:Partly sunny. Highs 80s.

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Still ahead -- who would do it -- a woman accused of stealing from a cancer charity. and counterfeit cash -- being passed as the real thing -- in Franklin County.

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A plattsburgh woman is accused of stealing from a donation jar for cancer patients. Police say Carla Pellerin was volunteering for Relay for Life at the Clinton County Fair when witnesses say they saw her take cash. She's been charged with larceny -- and drug possession.

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Prosecutors say a gun toting homeless man in Burlington --- has been indicted. Investigators started looking into 52-year-old Malcom Tanner after tips from the community. They say, there were concerns about the transient man's mental health. Carrying a gun, out in the open, is legal in Vermont. But police found he had felony convictions in other states - and that means you can't have a gun.

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Police say they caught a St. Albans man using phony money. Investigators say Patrick Coleman tried to use a counterfeit 100 dollar bill at the Breakyard Quick Stop. They were able to track him down using store surveillance video. Police say Coleman was also wanted for failing to show in court on heroin charges.

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Upper Valley residents honored an Orford firefighter who died on the job. The body of 56-year-old Charles Waterbury was given a police and fire escort from Concord New Hampshire to a funeral home in Bradford Vermont. Waterbury was with the Orford Fire Department for ten years. Sunday- he suffered a medical emergency and collapsed while responding to a brush fire in nearby Lyme. Firefighters lined the route in front of their stations to pay tribute.

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((Chief Chris Christopoulos/Lebanon Fire Dept.: "there are no boundaries when it comes to the loss of a loved one in the fire service. We all look out for each other, we car about each other. It doesn't matter whether is is New Hampshire, Connecticut, Vermont or any state. We are going to be there to show our respects.")) An autopsy was conducted today to determine the cause of death. Details of Waterbury's funeral are still being worked out.

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Vermont State Police calls it a smooth transition in Westminster. The dispatch center- or PSAP- is now 100 percent operational. The dispatch handles calls for 5 state police stations in southern Vermont as well as 6 other state agencies, E-911, and dozens of other local agencies. The dispatch was moved from the Rockingham barracks which closed recently in an effort to make policing more efficient across the region. The barracks in Brattleboro also closed as part of that consolidation. The new barracks cost 6.6 million dollars.

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Starting Line Sports ...we've reached the final four at the American Legion Baseball state championship tournament. Up first today at Castleton, an elimination game between Essex and Rutland...and when both teams know the season is on the line ...it can bring out the best in both of them...and that's what happened this afternoon. Essex rocking the Patriotic unis in this one and they jump out to the early lead, Cam Quinn with the blooper to score Riley Fitzgerald and make it 2-0 in the second. --- it's 4-0 in the 4th, but back comes Rutland, Pat Mummford rips it to short, Eli Baez can't make the play and around comes Dalton Hotchkiss to get Post 31 on the board. --- and they keep the pressure on, the throw gets away, two runs come around and Rutland...looking like the 1980's Houston Astros...is right back in it at 4-3. --- This game gets really crazy in the 8th, as Rutland brings three runs across, the last of them comes as Tommy Kenosh turns on the jets to score on a great squeeze bunt and make it 7-4 Rutland. --- But Essex battles back in the ninth to get within a run, and then Fitzgerald with the clutch 2-out base hit scores Deegan Poland, and we are tied at 7. --- Rutland can win it with a runner on 3rd and nobody out bottom nine, but McDowell with the cannon to gun down Mumford at the plate. --- then Jacob Godfrey will try and score from second on a base hit but Tyler Roberge showing off his arm and Godfrey is out by feet! We go to extra innings. --- Essex goes 1-2-3 in the tenth but Rutland loads the bases with one out, we'd have another play at the plate but this time, Tommy Kenosh avoids the tag. and Rutland wins a wild one 8-7 in ten innings to eliminate Essex and advance to tomorrow's championship.

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The late afternoon game features the last unbeaten team in the tournament, Brattleboro, taking on White River Junction. This one getting started a little later than planned and at last check it was Brattleboro holding a 2-0 lead in the 6th. We'll have highlights at 11pm.

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If Brattleboro wins, as they are still unbeaten, they will have two chances to knock off Rutland tomorrow and win the Legion title. If White River Junction wins, they will face Rutland tomorrow at 1pm...and the winner of that game will then face Brattleboro for the Legion championship.

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Three-dimentional images aren't just for the movie screen anymore. Now doctors are donning the high-tech glasses in the operating room! Kristen Remington reports.

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Pkg: IT MAY LOOK LIKE TYPICAL SURGERY PREP TO YOU.. BUT IF YOU LOOK CLOSELY.. EVERYONE IN THIS OPERATING ROOM IS WEARING SOMETHING - YOU'D PROBABLY ONLY EXPECT TO SEE IN A MOVIE THEATER -- 3D GLASSES. <"I think this is a breakthrough in terms of how we do surgeries."> DR. ARSHAD KHANANI IS A MANAGING PARTNER AT SIERRA EYE ASSOCIATES. AND HERE AT NORTHERN NEVADA MEDICAL CENTER -- HE'S ABOUT TO TEST A NEW TECHNIQUE TO SEE INSIDE HIS PATIENT'S EYE. <"Traditional surgery is using a microscope. In this surgery, you're actually looking at a large 3D TV and wearing 3D gladdes to get better resolution."> HE'S PERFORMING A DELICATE SURGERY CALLED A VITRECTOMY. <"This is like you see in sci-fi movies."> CHECK THIS OUT ... YOU'RE LOOKING AT THE INSIDE OF AN EYE ... MAGNIFIED - WITH GREAT DEPTH. DR. KHANANI STILL PERFORMS THE SAME SURGICAL TECHNIQUE TO REMOVE VITREOUS GEL FROM THE MIDDLE OF THE EYE - OR THAT WHITE CLOUDY SUBSTANCE YOU SEE ON THE SCREEN - WHICH IS CAUSING THE VISION ISSUES. BUT NOW, HE'S ABLE TO SEE MORE OF IT THAN EVER BEFORE. <"So you have a 3D image of the patient eye and you can perform very fine maneuvers and see a lot of detail you weren't able to see before."> WHICH HE BELIEVES WILL LEAD TO EVEN BETTER RESULTS FOR THE PATIENT. PLUS, THE HEADS-UP SURGERY CAN ALLEVIATE NECK AND BACK STRAIN FOR THE DOCTOR, AS WELL. WHILE ALCON'S 3-D TECHNOLOGY ISN'T WIDELY AVAILABLE YET, DR. KHANANI SEES IT AS THE WAVE OF THE FUTURE IN OUR OPERATING ROOMS. <"I think it holds huge potential in terms of future care of our patients.">

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This is the hottest time of the year, or rather the last day of the hottest time of the year. On average, our temperatures begin to drop as we slowly head towards fall. .... And you guessed it, the coldest time of the year. Lake: On lake Champlain tomorrow, South winds around 5-10 knots, waves about a foot. Water temperature is still a very warm 72 degrees. Mountain: in the mountains a beautiful day with sunshine and temperatures in the 70s. Weekend outlook, still a bit up in the air, but right now it looks dry on Saturday with a chance of showers and thunderstorms on Sunday.

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Farmers are always looking for ways to increase yields and use fewer -- no -- chemicals. Judy Simpson checks out a farm in Addison County where ducklings are helping with an unusual crop

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This farm in Ferrisburgh has gone through several reincarnations. ((Erik Andrus/Boundbrook Farm 00:01:44:09 "We moved here 10 years ago and this is a former dairying operation and during that time we have been looking for different ways to make the farm viable. "00:01:54:13)) Much of this land is too wet for most crops. The Andrus family does grow hay, which is pretty typical, but there is another crop that has been grown on this lowland for the past several years, that is proving to be a success. Rice. ((Erik 00:03:08:17" So in many ways the area where we constructed the rice farm was our least productive piece of land and by changing it to rice we made it our most productive." 00:03:18:25)) This fall Andrus expects to harvest 6 thousand pounds rice which they mill and sell themselves through their website for about 5 dollars a pound. ((JS SU 00:24:07:05" Andrus has a lot of help in the paddies. They are hundreds of happy campers who are called to work with a song. "00:24:14:03)) ((Erik again 00:07:10:24 ..duck duck duck , oh duck duck duck duck duck duck ..oh duck duck duck,,,, 00:07:27:23)) Andrus has 300 Khaki Campbells. ((Erik again 00:05:29:22 "So the type of rice farming we do is duck rice. And this is a method developed by an innovative group of Japanese rice farmers in which ducks are managed in rice paddies providing both weed control, insect control and fertility." 00:05:48:07)) No chemicals needed. ((Nat sot peep)) The young ducks will remain in the rice 3 to 4 more weeks, until the plants start developing grain. At that point the ducks will be removed, because while they won't eat the rice plants, they will eat the grain. It is a partnership that has proven to be very successful. ((Erik 00:13:44:00" My little farm comes nowhere near to satisfying the regional demand for high quality rice I am here to tell you, people will buy it." 00:13:55:21)) As for this crop of ducklings, Andrus has arranged to sell them to another farm. Where they will clean up the apple orchard, eating the dropped apples and weeds. And next year there will be a whole new crop of ducklings put to work in the Boundbrook Farm rice paddies. JS Channel three news, ((Nat sot PEEP)) Ferrisburgh

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A rainout last night setting the stage for a unique doubleheader this afternoon and evening as the Vermont Mountineers welcome two teams to Montpelier Rec Field. Up first this afternoon, Vermont facing Upper Valley in a make up game from last night...and the Nighthawks score three times in the top of the ninth to win 6-3 and pull within a game and a half of the Mountaineers for the final playoff spot in the Northern Divisoin. The second game, between Vermont and third place North Adams, is just underway. We'll have all the highlights at 11pm.

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Drew Pomeranz bounced back from his rough first outing for the Red Sox with a solid second start last night versus Detroit at Fenway...the lefty allowed just three runners on over the first five innings while keeping the Tigers off the board ... --- Justin Verlander on the hill for Detroit ...in the second... Travis Shaw ropes one into the right field corner...Jackie Bradley Jr turns on the jets...scoring from first for a 1-0 lead...but it's the only run Verlander allows in six innings ... --- Pomeranz took that 1-0 advantage into the sixth...but with a runner on, former Red Sox Jose Iglesias takes him over the Monster Seats...a two run home run...2-1 Tigers...two runs allowed for Pomeranz on four hits in six innings...he struck out seven... --- Detroit adds to the lead with a James McCann RBI single in the seventh off Joe Kelly...and a Victor Martinez RBI single in the eighth against Clay Buchholz to make it 4-1... --- Boston with a chance in the bottom of the eighth...they load the bases and get one run in, but with one out, Brock Holt takes a called third strike, then Mookie Betts grounds to short to end the threat... and the Tigers double up the Sox 4-2. The series continues tonight with Steven Wright getting the ball for Boston.

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The Yankees in Houston last night... Astros top prospect, third baseman Alex Bregman making his big league debut...he went 0-4... --- bottom one...George Springer takes the first pitch from Michael Pineda deep for a home run...but otherwise, Pineda was outstanding...seven innings, five hits, just that one run... and eight strikeouts ... --- New York ties the game in the fifth when Chase Headley singles to center off Dallas Keuchel...Didi Gregorius comes home to make it a 1-1 game ... --- then in the eighth, Keuchel still on the mound...Austin Romine ropes one to deep center...Headley showing some wheels will come all the way around from first to score the go ahead run ... and with Aroldis Chapman traded earlier in the day, Dellin Betances works the eighth, and Andrew Miller the ninth for the save as the Yankees win 2-1. Game two of that series is also tonight ...C-C Sabathia against Houston's Doug Fister.

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The Vermont Lake Monsters were roughed by by Tri-City last night 13-1. Brandon Bailey, who had allowed a total of two earned runs over the first nine and a half innings of his pro career, was lit up for five runs in the bottom of the first and lasted just two innings, and saw his ERA go from 1.93 to 8.10. Meanwhile, the Vermont bats were held to just one run on four hits. The Monsters will try to avoid the series sweep tonight.

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Amar'e Stoudemire signed a contract with the New York Knicks today and subsequently announced that he is retiring from the NBA. Stoudemire averaged 18.9 points and 7.8 rebounds in 846 career games over 14 seasons for Phoenix, New York, Dallas and Miami. The 6-foot-10 forward/center was named an All-Star six times and was selected to two All-NBA first teams. He was also named 2003 NBA rookie of the year. Stoudemire played parts of five seasons in New York after signing as a free agent in the summer of 2010.

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A team of All-Stars from Lyndon is representing Vermont in the 14-year-old New England Regional tournament for Babe Ruth Baseball. The Vermonters went 1-2 in the preliminary rounds over the last three days of the tournament in Harrison, Maine, including a 10-8 win over New Hampshire on Sunday. This afternoon, the kids from Lyndon are facing Portland, Maine in an elimination game that got underway at 5:30pm. We'll have the results at 11pm.

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Someone UVM fans are very familiar with is getting a shot in the NBA. The Dallas Mavericks have signed former Stony Brook standout Jameel Warney to a partially guaranteed contract and will bring Warney in to training camp. A three-time America East player of the year, Warney was not selected in this summer's NBA draft, but signed on for the Mavericks summer league squad in Las Vegas and played well, averaging about six points and seven rebounds a game. Many Hoopcats fans will remember that UVM star Marqus Blakely also signed a partially guaranteed deal with the L-A Clippers after he went undrafted back in 2010 and he was one of the final players cut by L-A before the start of that season and he went on to play that season in the NBA's Developmental League.

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