Tue 22-JUL-2014 Early A.M. News Script

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

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A New Hampshire teen -- who disappeared nine months ago has returned home. Authorities aren't saying where Abigail Hernandez has been. But they ARE saying they're treating her case as a criminal investigation. Katie Brace -- from our sister station in Boston -- has the story.

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Hernandez was last seen October 9th -- leaving Kennett High School in Conway. Police say she walked her normal route -- sending text messages along the way -- but never made it home. Massive searches were launched. And even expanded into Burlington. Her photo lined shop-windows along Church Street. Investigators did reveal several months ago -- Hernandez had written to her mom. Now -- they're being tight lipped about where she's been. And will only release more information -- once they determine it won't compromise the case. The Hernandez family is requesting privacy. Her mother told investigators, "today we are the happiest people on earth."

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Investigators tell CBS -- Hernandez appears to be unharmed. But they're treating it as a criminal case because they don't believe they teen could have survived all this time on her own.

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A convicted sex offender is back behind bars after South Burlington Police say a little girls weekend trip to the mall--went horribly wrong. Shelby Cashman reports.

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Police say he set his sights on a ten year old girl--when she went to order a sandwich. And shoppers--are stunned. ((19:51:51 Thomas Bouvier "Especially with a school how far away? Half a mile away? and you have kids everyday Monday through Friday after school coming here" 19:51:59)) 42 year old Ryan Aldrich of Burlington--is charged with aggravated stalking. ((14:44:03 TJ Donovan "Really this is a lesson for everyone that this kind of conduct can happen in a public place." 14:44:08)) Chittenden County State's Attorney TJ Donovan says-- Aldrich was working at Subway --inside the University Mall in South Burlington on Saturday. That's when he says the employee started talking to the child. ((14:42:34 TJ Donovan "he essentially was trying to solicit information about her, about boyfriends, about where her parents were 14:42:39)) Donovan says Aldrich then followed the girl into a mall store numerous times--began filming her with his phone--and touched himself inappropriately. And that's when police say the little girl took matters into her own hands-- fearing for her safety. ((14:43:32 TJ Donovan "The larger story here is that this young girl did everything right. she sensed something was wrong and suspicious. She went to an adult and the adult did the right thing by calling the police." 14:43:45)) This was not Aldrich's first run in with the law. He's a convicted sex offender--and listed on the registry as high risk. He is charged with aggravated sexual assault in Vermont--and has a slew of sex charges in New York. Meanwhile--mall goers wonder--how safe it is for someone with Aldrich's track record--to be employed at a place packed with kids. ((19:51:42 Thomas Bouvier/Mall Goer "I think it's disgusting and atrocious really to allow someone to work somewhere like that with kids everywhere." 19:51:49"))

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Officials say the reason this was an aggravated stalking charge--was because the victim was under sixteen years old. Aldrich is currently being held for lack of bail.

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A father and two Clarkson University graduates were killed in Saturday's plane crash near Lake Placid. Investigators are still working to determine what went wrong. Police say 63-year-old Fred Kafka of West Virginia was on a sightseeing tour over Lake Placid -- with his 24-year-old daughter Kathleen Kafka, and her friend, 25-year-old Reed Phillips of Michigan. Eyewitnesses say the small plane swerved to avoid hitting another plane -- as it tried to land at the airport in Lake Placid. Investigators told Channel 3 -- the airport cleared Kafka's plane for landing, and witnesses told them -- what they -- saw next.

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((Investigator Jonathan Garrow/NY State Police 54:46 The plane appeared to circle back around, not completely, but to the other side of the airport and it reached an altitude approximately, from their statements, 200 feet and at some poor appeared to maybe level off, did a sharp dip To the left and did a downward spiral.")) The N-T-S-B is now inspecting the wreckage. Officials say it could take up to seven months before a cause is determined -- but a preliminary report is expected within 10 to 12 days.

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Police say autopsy results will be critical in figuring out what happened to a 51-year-old man in Hartford. David Woodward was found dead Sunday afternoon -- in a wooded area on Hartford Road in White River Junction. Investigators say there were no signs of foul play -- and medical issues could have played a role in Woodward's death. Police are treating the case as suspicious until the autopsy results are in.

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(anchors introduce gary) Local temps: mainly in 60s, a few low 70s, a couple cooler spots in 50s NE clouds: hardly any clouds right now NE temps/radar: Mostly 60s; nothing on radar NE dewpoints: still some 50s, but mostly 60s west, coming our way - turning more humid today. U.S. Clouds/precip: strong storms in upper midwest near Canadian border. That system heading our way for Wed. Forecast clouds/precip: Just an isolated t-storm possible today - mainly south. Strong t-storms with downpours for Wed.

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Today: Partly cloudy Slight chance for an isolated t-storm More humid Highs: 83 to 90 Wind: SSW 5 to 15 mph Tonight: Partly cloudy Warm & muggy Lows: 62 to 72 Wind: S 5 to 10 mph Wednesday: Showers, t-storms some possibly strong Highs: 80 to 87 Wind: S to NW 10 to 15 mph Extended: Thursday: Partly cloudy Less humid Lows: 50s Highs: 70s Friday: Partly sunny Lows: 47 to 57 Highs: 75 to 82 Saturday: Partly cloudy Lows: 50s Highs: 75 to 82 Hyper-Extended: Sunday: Partly sunny Chance for showers, t-storms Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 78 to 85 Monday: Mostly cloudy Showers, t-storms Lows: 60s Highs: 75 to 82

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Malaysian officials have the flight recoders capturing the last moments before flight 17's deadly crash. Anne Marie Green has the details in world watch.

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THE FLIGHT RECORDERS FROM MALAYSIA AIRLINES FLIGHT 17 ARE NOW IN THE HANDS OF MALAYSIAN OFFICIALS. THEY WERE HANDED OVER BY PRO-RUSSIAN SEPARATISTS WHO ARE IN CONTROL OF THE PART OF EASTERN UKRAINE WHERE THE PLANE WENT DOWN LAST WEEK. MOST OF THE BODIES OF THE 298 PEOPLE WHO DIED IN THE CRASH HAVE BEEN REMOVED FROM THE SITE. THE U-S WANTS RUSSIA TO FORCE THE SEPARATISTS TO STOP HAMPERING THE PROBE AT THE CRASH SITE...AND ALLOW INVESTIGATORS COMPLETE ACCESS. U.S. SECRETARY OF STATE JOHN KERRY AND UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY-GENERAL BAN KI-MOON ARE IN EGYPT ...TRYING TO PUT AN END TO THE CRISIS IN THE MIDDLE EAST. ABOUT 600 PEOPLE ARE DEAD AFTER TWO WEEKS OF FIGHTING BETWEEN ISRAEL AND HAMAS MILITANTS IN GAZA. AT LEAST 570 OF THE DEAD ARE PALESTINIAN. AND FIREFIGHTERS IN NORTH-CENTRAL WASHINGTON ARE TRYING TO GET THE UPPER HAND ON THE LARGEST WILDFIRE IN STATE HISTORY. THE CARLTON COMPLEX FIRE HAS BURNED HUNDREDS OF SQUARE MILES AND HUNDREDS OF HOMES, SO FAR. IT HAS ALSO FORCE RESIDENTS IN SEVERAL TOWNS TO LEAVE THEIR HOMES. CREWS TRYING TO CONTAIN IT ARE HOPING FOR SOME HELP FROM LIGHTER WINDS AND COOLER TEMPERATURES TODAY. THOSE ARE SOME OF THE DAY'S TOP STORIES. I'M ANNE MARIE GREEN CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.

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The summer travel season has people renting more cars than ever. And when it comes to rental car insurance -- to buy or not to buy -- that often is the question. Omar Villafranca went looking for the answer.

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LINDA TAYLOR RENTS A CAR ABOUT TWICE A MONTH. EACH TIME, SHE'S ASKED IF SHE WANTS INSURANCE FROM THE RENTAL COMPANY. (Linda Taylor/Business Traveler) "Do you accept the insurance or decline it? I have insurance on my credit card so I use that insurance." WHICH IS SOMETHING MANY CONSUMERS DON'T REALIZE. RENTAL CUSTOMERS OFTEN SAY YES TO THE EXTRA INSURANCE AT UP TO 40-DOLLARS A DAY BECAUSE THEY'RE NOT SURE IF THEY'RE COVERED ELSEWHERE. IN FACT, IF YOU'RE CHARGING THE RENTAL TO YOUR CREDIT CARD, YOU MIGHT BE OKAY. (Jill Schlesinger/CBS News Business Analyst) "American Express, Visa, Mastercard and Discover all offer some sort of rental car coverage. You should check with them before you go on your trip but it may be far cheaper than buying that supplemental coverage." DIFFERENT CREDIT CARDS OFFER DIFFERENT LEVELS OF COVERAGE AND DIFFERENT LIMITATIONS, SO YOU'LL WANT TO CHECK THE DETAILS. THE OTHER PLACE TO CALL IS YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY. IF YOU HAVE YOUR OWN CAR AT HOME, YOUR AUTO POLICY MAY EXTEND TO RENTALS. DARIUS NELSON DID HIS HOMEWORK. (Darius Nelson/Business Traveler) "DO YOU GET THE CAR RENTAL INSURANCE? I don't. HOW COME? It's covered on my credit card. YOU KNOW THAT? I know that." MORE EXOTIC CARS OR OFF-ROAD VEHICLES MIGHT BE EXCLUDED - SO IF THAT'S A PART OF YOUR TRAVEL PLAN, MAKE SURE TO READ THE FINE PRINT ON YOUR POLICY BEFORE YOU HIT THE ROAD. OMAR VILLAFRANCA, CBS NEWS, DALLAS

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Almanac: Hot & dry yesterday. NE clouds: hardly any clouds right now NE temps/radar: Mostly 60s; nothing on radar NE dewpoints: still some 50s, but mostly 60s west, coming our way - turning more humid today. U.S. Highs today: lots of heat in midwest Swelterometer: It will be hot today, but not awful

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Decades after a military plane crashed into a glacier in Greenland during World War II -- a team from Vermont is working to bring the plane and the bodies of the American servicemen -- home. Kyle Midura reports.

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A team of military and civilian personnel are back on this Greenland glacier in what has become a summer tradition. ((1:28 - :30 - Mitchell Zuckoff - Author 'Frozen in Time' PHONER we call it the 'Duck Hunt' )) Their goal: recover an amphibious plane buried below 40 feet of snow and ice. The Duck as it's known, crashed here on November 29th, 1942 during a rescue mission for a downed B-17. In World War II, U.S. planes flew to Newfoundland, on to Greenland, and over to Iceland en route to war-torn Europe. (( 4:24 - :35 Mitchell Zuckoff - Author 'Frozen in Time' PHONER *** pilots would have no idea whether they were up or down :27 and couldn't tell how high they were over the ice cap :30 and so almost as soon as we started flying over Greenland, planes started flying into Greenland :35)) Boston University Journalism Professor Mitchell Zuckoff wrote the book on the recent search efforts for the B-17 and Duck following expeditions in 2012 and 13. He says the Duck's crew - Lt. John Pritchard and Radioman Benjamin Bottoms - as well as rescued airman Corporal Loren Howarth are likely still on-board. ((1:58 - :03 Mitchell Zuckoff - Author 'Frozen in Time' PHONER the great hope is that this is the year that these three men are brought home for repatriation )) In 2012, Vermont civilian Robert "WeeGee" Smith manned the machine that bored into the ice - finally locating the plane - capturing this video believed to show pieces of it. But Zukoff says in 2013, the team ran into weather and mechanical problems - leaving the plane frozen in place. This year, the Vermont Air National Guard carried over WeeGee's newest machine to melt it out. If succesful, the return E-T-A for the Duck and its crew is unclear. ((2:46 - :55 Nancy Pritchard Morgan - Lt. Pritchard's Sister - PHONER to think that this country is willing to go to great lengths to rescue and bring home, and have closure for families is absolutely fabulous :55 )) 91-year-old Nancy Pritchard Morgan is the sister of Lt. John Pritchard. She says her brother is scheduled to be honored at the Coast Guard Academy in November and she hopes to have his remains back home by then. ((3:52 - :59 Nancy Pritchard Morgan - Lt. Pritchard's Sister - PHONER it would be more than closure, it would be just beautiful :57 I can't think of anything that would be nicer :59 )) ((Kyle About 83-thousand American service men and women are unaccounted since American involvment in World War II began. Lt. Pritchard and Radioman Benjamin Bottoms represent the only two remaining for the Coast Guard though. Their recovery would represent a significant milestone for the military branch. KM Channel 3 News Burlington.))

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A Fire destroys a home in Alburgh... Police offer an award to help find arson suspect... And Why Vermont is suing the makers of 5 Hour Energy?

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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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Fire tore through a home in Alburgh last night. Firefighters responded to a house fully engulfed in flames at 16 Wagner Point... They believe it started in the garage -- but aren't sure what sparked it. Fire officials say no one was home at the time of the fire -- but neighbors tried to put it out. About 10 departments responded -- officials say the home is a total loss.

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A final location has been determined -- for the trial of Allen Prue. Prue is accused along with his wife Patricia of kidnapping and killing St. Johnsbury teacher Melissa Jenkins two years ago. Police alledge the Prues lured Jenkins from her home in a sexually-motivated scheme. A judge has been considering a location for months -- and the office of the caledonia county state's attorney says Allen Prue's trial will be in Chittenden County in early October. Patricia has asserted an insanity defense. Officials say it will likely go to trial in January or February.

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Police are offering 5-thousand dollars -- if you can help them find a man allegedly tied to a Burlington Arson. Someone set fire to the Whiting Hall dorm at Champlain College earlier this month. Police say the incident caused 25-thousand dollars in damage. 26-year old Theodore Bowen was arrested the next day. But police say this man is another suspect - and they want your help figuring out who he is. The 5-thousand dollar reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest.

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Campaign For Vermont -- wants to make sure you know what the government is up to. The advocacy group is launching a new speaker series at the Shelburne Museum called For Vermont. Monday night's topic -- government transparency -- and a push for open data. A data expert spoke about the importance of government sharing documents relating to issues like campaign finance--and employee salaries--with the public.

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((19:20:55 Cyrus Patten/Executive Director "The idea of open data is publishing government data that we can access analyze, research compute, do whatever we'd like to do with it so it is pushed at citizens rather than them having to request it." 19:21:09)) The series will continue throughout the year around the state--and will address Campaign For Vermont's other advocacy areas--such as education reform and government accountability.

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Vermont's Attorney General is suing the makers of a popular energy drink. Bill Sorrell says 5 Hour Energy violates the Vermont's Consumer Protection Act by making deceptive claims about its benefits -- like its ability to help users focus and be more alert. Sorrell says the only ingredient in 5-hour ENERGY that has any effect is its concentrated shot of caffeine.

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(anchors introduce gary) Local temps: mainly in 60s, a few low 70s, a couple cooler spots in 50s NE clouds: hardly any clouds right now NE temps/radar: Mostly 60s; nothing on radar NE dewpoints: still some 50s, but mostly 60s west, coming our way - turning more humid today. U.S. Clouds/precip: strong storms in upper midwest near Canadian border. That system heading our way for Wed. Forecast clouds/precip: Just an isolated t-storm possible today - mainly south. Strong t-storms with downpours for Wed.

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Today: Partly cloudy Slight chance for an isolated t-storm More humid Highs: 83 to 90 Wind: SSW 5 to 15 mph Tonight: Partly cloudy Warm & muggy Lows: 62 to 72 Wind: S 5 to 10 mph Wednesday: Showers, t-storms some possibly strong Highs: 80 to 87 Wind: S to NW 10 to 15 mph Extended: Thursday: Partly cloudy Less humid Lows: 50s Highs: 70s Friday: Partly sunny Lows: 47 to 57 Highs: 75 to 82 Saturday: Partly cloudy Lows: 50s Highs: 75 to 82 Hyper-Extended: Sunday: Partly sunny Chance for showers, t-storms Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 78 to 85 Monday: Mostly cloudy Showers, t-storms Lows: 60s Highs: 75 to 82

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((TRT: 1:47 ... OC: MIKE MCCUNE)) ((After a day off following the NECBL All-Star Game, the Vermont Mountaineers begin the stretch run of their regular season tonight on the road against the Mystic Schooners. With eleven games left on their schedule, the Mountaineers hold a two and a half game lead on Sanford in the Northern Division. ---------------------- ------- The suddenly red hot Red Sox opening a four game set in Toronto last night and it was batting practice for the BoSox...top of the third, already 2-0 Boston...two on for Steven Drew and sends a frozen rope to right ...a three run home run...part of a four run inning as the Sox build a 6-0 lead... --- it's 6-1 in the fourth when Big Papi gets in on the fun... David Ortiz...high, deep and gone to center...a two run blast...and an 8-1 lead... --- and this one gets really out of hand in the fifth, when the Sox plate six runs, including another two run homer from Ortiz ...that was number 453 of Papi's career... passing Boston legend Carl Yaztrezemski for 36th on the all-time list... ---- seven Red Sox starters get at least two hits...and John Lackey allows just two hits in seven innings ...Boston wins 14-1 to make it five straight and eight of nine overall... ---------------------- -------------- The Yankees, coming off their own home weekend sweep of Cincinnati, hosting the struggling Texas Rangers... --- rookie pitcher Shane Greene won his first two starts, giving up just two runs in 13 and a third innings... rings up Adrian Beltre in the first... --- tied at one in the fourth...Jacoby Ellsbury sends one over the short porch in right...a solo shot ...his eighth home run of the season...2-1 Boston... --- but the Rangers get to Green for three runs in the top of the sixth...Geovany Soto, Rougned Odor and Shin-Soo Choo with back-to-back-to-back RBI singles...as Texas snaps New York's three game win streak, downing the Yanks 4-2. ---------------------- -------- The Vermont Lake Monsters close out a six game homestand with a 3-2 loss to Hudson Valley tonight at Centennial Field. Jose Brizuela hitting a solo home run for Vermont, his third of the season. ---------------------- -------- The Monsters are on the road for the next eight games, starting tonight at Lowell. With your Sportswrap, I'm Mike McCune.))

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

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A New Hampshire teenager -- missing for nine months -- is home safe and sound. The state attorney general says 15-year-old Abigail Hernandez was reunited with her family last night. Hernandez was last seen in October -- after leaving her High School in Conway. Police say she walked her normal route toward home and sent several text messages between 2:30 and 3 that afternoon -- but she never made it home. Police revealed several months ago that she had written to her mother. They're still investigating how Hernandez disappeared and where she's been.

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A father and two Clarkson University graduates were killed in Saturday's plane crash near Lake Placid. Investigators are still working to determine what went wrong. Police say 63-year-old Fred Kafka of West Virginia was on a sightseeing tour over Lake Placid -- with his 24-year-old daughter Kathleen Kafka, and her friend, 25-year-old Reed Phillips of Michigan. Eyewitnesses say the small plane swerved to avoid hitting another plane -- as it tried to land at the airport in Lake Placid. Investigators told Channel 3 -- the airport cleared Kafka's plane for landing, and witnesses told them -- what they -- saw next.

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((Investigator Jonathan Garrow/NY State Police 54:46 The plane appeared to circle back around, not completely, but to the other side of the airport and it reached an altitude approximately, from their statements, 200 feet and at some poor appeared to maybe level off, did a sharp dip To the left and did a downward spiral.")) The N-T-S-B is now inspecting the wreckage. Officials say it could take up to seven months before a cause is determined -- but a preliminary report is expected within 10 to 12 days.

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Police are offering 5-thousand dollars -- if you can help them find a man allegedly tied to a Burlington Arson. Someone set fire to the Whiting Hall dorm at Champlain College earlier this month. Police say the incident caused 25-thousand dollars in damage. 26-year old Theodore Bowen was arrested the next day. But police say this man is another suspect - and they want your help figuring out who he is. The 5-thousand dollar reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest.

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A friend of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect -- has been found guilty of impeding the investigation. A federal jury found Azamat Tazhayakov guilty Monday -- for the obstruction of justice and conspiracy for trying to protect his friend (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Prosecutors say tuh-ZAY'-uh-kahv got rid of a backpack full of evidence from Tzarnav's UMass Dartmouth dorm room -- including fireworks and a thumbdrive -- and threw it in a dumpster. The Kazahk exchange student faces a maximum 20 years in federal prison. His sentencing is set for October.

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Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine have given-in to international pressures and have released a train packed with the bodies of some of the 298 people killed when a Malaysian jetliner was shot down over Ukraine last week. The separatists also have handed over the plane's black boxes.

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Vermont's Attorney General is suing the makers of a popular energy drink. Bill Sorrell says 5 Hour Energy violates the Vermont's Consumer Protection Act by making deceptive claims about its benefits -- like its ability to help users focus and be more alert. Sorrell says the only ingredient in 5-hour ENERGY that has any effect is its concentrated shot of caffeine.

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

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NE clouds: hardly any clouds right now NE temps/radar: Mostly 60s; nothing on radar NE dewpoints: still some 50s, but mostly 60s west, coming our way - turning more humid today.

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Rustic furniture -- growing from the ground up. And as Gina Bullard tells us one Made in Vermont company is feeling the fury with orders coming in fast.

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This Hardwick woodshop isn't exactly typical. ((nat)) From a young and eclectic staff -- to a unique product. ((nat)) Welcome to Vermont Cedar Chair Company. ((nat jason)) Where locally harvested white cedar is turned into rustic furniture made to last a lifetime. Jason Lutz started the company five years ago. (26:22:11) ((Jason Lutz/VT Cedar Chair Company "this chair i knew the second we made it it had a lot of potential. g-why? what was it about the chair? it was unique, and it was comfortable")) Lutz came up with the idea when he was in Jamaica for a summer. He designed a bamboo chair but wasn't fully ready to start a company. It wasn't until he was back in Vermont at his mom's house that it fell into place. His mom hired a logger to thin out her cedar stand -- but the logger clear cut everything. (27:36:20) ((Jason Lutz/VT Cedar Chair Company "i went up the stand and started surveying damage and realized everything he left was perfect to make our chairs and it was just laying there")) The logger left the unwanted samplings behind. A light bulb went off. Now Vermont Cedar Chair Company harvests the trees that other people don't want -- and they all come from a thirty mile radius. The rocker and adirondack chairs are the most popular. (22:32:27) ((Jason Lutz/VT Cedar Chair Company "g it doesn't look like the most comfortable chair - j -thats why i tell people you have to sit in it to believe it, we've taken the concept of a hammock. g-i do feel the seat moving - what is that? J- thats what we call the suspension seat")) The furniture is green - made with rot resistant materials. White cedar is known for being resistant to bugs and weather and the chairs are weaved together with manila fiber -- which was used for old ship riggings because of its durability and longevity. The chairs are guaranteed for life - any problems bring it back and get a new one. (23:56:22) ((Jason Lutz/VT Cedar Chair Company "this chair will last theoretically 20 years with no maintenance outside. ")) Lutz got a mechanical engineering degree in college -- which has come in handy streamlining the production process. He says that helps keep costs down -- they retail for 295-dollars and up. Lutz has no formal furniture training but learned from his mom -- it runs in his blood. (28:03:24) ((Jason Lutz/VT Cedar Chair Company "on her side 3 generations back they had the largest furniture company in the world called grand rapids chair company")) Vermont Cedar Chair Company has tripled production this year -- turning out between 10 and 14 chairs a day. They are sold all over the US and will be in some national chains soon. (24:13:05) ((Jason Lutz/VT Cedar Chair Company "we believe that made in vt and made in america says quality and we want to stand behind it")) A Made in Vermont furniture company that's grown from the ground up -- and is rocking to its own beat. Gina Bullard Channel 3 News Hardwick.

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Vermont Cedar Chair Company is also getting national attention. It will be pitching its product on the show Shark Tank very soon. We'll keep you updated and have a link with more information about the chairs on the info center at wcax dot com.

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Police say autopsy results will be critical in figuring out what happened to a 51-year-old man in Hartford. David Woodward was found dead Sunday afternoon -- in a wooded area on Hartford Road in White River Junction. Investigators say there were no signs of foul play -- and medical issues could have played a role in Woodward's death. Police are treating the case as suspicious until the autopsy results are in.

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Fire tore through a home in Alburgh last night. Firefighters responded to a house fully engulfed in flames at 16 Wagner Point... They believe it started in the garage -- but aren't sure what sparked it. Fire officials say no one was home at the time of the fire -- but neighbors tried to put it out. About 10 departments responded -- officials say the home is a total loss.

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Police are offering 5-thousand dollars -- if you can help them find a man allegedly tied to a Burlington Arson. Someone set fire to the Whiting Hall dorm at Champlain College earlier this month. Police say the incident caused 25-thousand dollars in damage. 26-year old Theodore Bowen was arrested the next day. But police say this man is another suspect - and they want your help figuring out who he is. The 5-thousand dollar reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest.

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A final location has been determined -- for the trial of Allen Prue. Prue is accused along with his wife Patricia of kidnapping and killing St. Johnsbury teacher Melissa Jenkins two years ago. Police alledge the Prues lured Jenkins from her home in a sexually-motivated scheme. A judge has been considering a location for months -- and the office of the caledonia county state's attorney says Allen Prue's trial will be in Chittenden County in early October. Patricia has asserted an insanity defense. Officials say it will likely go to trial in January or February.

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7-day forecast: hot & humid today, just a slight chance for an isolated, pop-up t-storm, mainly south. But showers & t-storms a good bet on Wednesday as a cold front comes through from NW to SE. Some of the t-storms could be on the strong side, especially our central and southern areas. It will be cooler and less humid with lots of sunshine on Thursday. And it looks good for Friday & Saturday, too. Most of Sunday will be okay, but by the end of the day, we stand the chance for a few showers or t-storms. Especially Monday - showers & t-storms.

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Police say autopsy results will be critical in figuring out what happened to a 51-year-old man in Hartford. David Woodward was found dead Sunday afternoon -- in a wooded area on Hartford Road in White River Junction. Investigators say there were no signs of foul play -- and medical issues could have played a role in Woodward's death. Police are treating the case as suspicious until the autopsy results are in.

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Fire tore through a home in Alburgh last night. Firefighters responded to a house fully engulfed in flames at 16 Wagner Point... They believe it started in the garage -- but aren't sure what sparked it. Fire officials say no one was home at the time of the fire -- but neighbors tried to put it out. About 10 departments responded -- officials say the home is a total loss.

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A final location has been determined -- for the trial of Allen Prue. Prue is accused along with his wife Patricia of kidnapping and killing St. Johnsbury teacher Melissa Jenkins two years ago. Police alledge the Prues lured Jenkins from her home in a sexually-motivated scheme. A judge has been considering a location for months -- and the office of the caledonia county state's attorney says Allen Prue's trial will be in Chittenden County in early October. Patricia has asserted an insanity defense. Officials say it will likely go to trial in January or February.

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Police are offering 5-thousand dollars -- if you can help them find a man allegedly tied to a Burlington Arson. Someone set fire to the Whiting Hall dorm at Champlain College earlier this month. Police say the incident caused 25-thousand dollars in damage. 26-year old Theodore Bowen was arrested the next day. But police say this man is another suspect - and they want your help figuring out who he is. The 5-thousand dollar reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest.

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Campaign For Vermont -- wants to make sure you know what the government is up to. The advocacy group is launching a new speaker series at the Shelburne Museum called For Vermont. Monday night's topic -- government transparency -- and a push for open data. A data expert spoke about the importance of government sharing documents relating to issues like campaign finance--and employee salaries--with the public.

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((19:20:55 Cyrus Patten/Executive Director "The idea of open data is publishing government data that we can access analyze, research compute, do whatever we'd like to do with it so it is pushed at citizens rather than them having to request it." 19:21:09)) The series will continue throughout the year around the state--and will address Campaign For Vermont's other advocacy areas--such as education reform and government accountability.

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7-day forecast: hot & humid today, just a slight chance for an isolated, pop-up t-storm, mainly south. But showers & t-storms a good bet on Wednesday as a cold front comes through from NW to SE. Some of the t-storms could be on the strong side, especially our central and southern areas. It will be cooler and less humid with lots of sunshine on Thursday. And it looks good for Friday & Saturday, too. Most of Sunday will be okay, but by the end of the day, we stand the chance for a few showers or t-storms. Especially Monday - showers & t-storms.

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A father and two Clarkson University graduates were killed in Saturday's plane crash near Lake Placid. Investigators are still working to determine what went wrong. Police say 63-year-old Fred Kafka of West Virginia was on a sightseeing tour over Lake Placid -- with his 24-year-old daughter Kathleen Kafka, and her friend, 25-year-old Reed Phillips of Michigan. Eyewitnesses say the small plane swerved to avoid hitting another plane -- as it tried to land at the airport in Lake Placid. Investigators told Channel 3 -- the airport cleared Kafka's plane for landing, and witnesses told them -- what they -- saw next.

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((Investigator Jonathan Garrow/NY State Police 54:46 The plane appeared to circle back around, not completely, but to the other side of the airport and it reached an altitude approximately, from their statements, 200 feet and at some poor appeared to maybe level off, did a sharp dip To the left and did a downward spiral.")) The N-T-S-B is now inspecting the wreckage. Officials say it could take up to seven months before a cause is determined -- but a preliminary report is expected within 10 to 12 days.

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Vermont's Attorney General is suing the makers of a popular energy drink. Bill Sorrell says 5 Hour Energy violates the Vermont's Consumer Protection Act by making deceptive claims about its benefits -- like its ability to help users focus and be more alert. Sorrell says the only ingredient in 5-hour ENERGY that has any effect is its concentrated shot of caffeine.

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7-day forecast: hot & humid today, just a slight chance for an isolated, pop-up t-storm, mainly south. But showers & t-storms a good bet on Wednesday as a cold front comes through from NW to SE. Some of the t-storms could be on the strong side, especially our central and southern areas. It will be cooler and less humid with lots of sunshine on Thursday. And it looks good for Friday & Saturday, too. Most of Sunday will be okay, but by the end of the day, we stand the chance for a few showers or t-storms. Especially Monday - showers & t-storms.

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I'm Ali Freeman -- coming up tomorrow we are sharing the loaves. A Vermont author found his passion -- making delicious bread -- and inspiring others to start baking. Join us tomorrow morning on the channel 3 News -- starting at 5.

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

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A New Hampshire teen -- who disappeared nine months ago has returned home. Authorities aren't saying where Abigail Hernandez has been. But they ARE saying they're treating her case as a criminal investigation. Katie Brace -- from our sister station in Boston -- has the story.

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Hernandez was last seen October 9th -- leaving Kennett High School in Conway. Police say she walked her normal route -- sending text messages along the way -- but never made it home. Massive searches were launched. And even expanded into Burlington. Her photo lined shop-windows along Church Street. Investigators did reveal several months ago -- Hernandez had written to her mom. Now -- they're being tight lipped about where she's been. And will only release more information -- once they determine it won't compromise the case. The Hernandez family is requesting privacy. Her mother told investigators, "today we are the happiest people on earth."

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Investigators tell CBS -- Hernandez appears to be unharmed. But they're treating it as a criminal case because they don't believe they teen could have survived all this time on her own.

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A convicted sex offender is back behind bars after South Burlington Police say a little girls weekend trip to the mall--went horribly wrong. Shelby Cashman reports.

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Police say he set his sights on a ten year old girl--when she went to order a sandwich. And shoppers--are stunned. ((19:51:51 Thomas Bouvier "Especially with a school how far away? Half a mile away? and you have kids everyday Monday through Friday after school coming here" 19:51:59)) 42 year old Ryan Aldrich of Burlington--is charged with aggravated stalking. ((14:44:03 TJ Donovan "Really this is a lesson for everyone that this kind of conduct can happen in a public place." 14:44:08)) Chittenden County State's Attorney TJ Donovan says-- Aldrich was working at Subway --inside the University Mall in South Burlington on Saturday. That's when he says the employee started talking to the child. ((14:42:34 TJ Donovan "he essentially was trying to solicit information about her, about boyfriends, about where her parents were 14:42:39)) Donovan says Aldrich then followed the girl into a mall store numerous times--began filming her with his phone--and touched himself inappropriately. And that's when police say the little girl took matters into her own hands-- fearing for her safety. ((14:43:32 TJ Donovan "The larger story here is that this young girl did everything right. she sensed something was wrong and suspicious. She went to an adult and the adult did the right thing by calling the police." 14:43:45)) This was not Aldrich's first run in with the law. He's a convicted sex offender--and listed on the registry as high risk. He is charged with aggravated sexual assault in Vermont--and has a slew of sex charges in New York. Meanwhile--mall goers wonder--how safe it is for someone with Aldrich's track record--to be employed at a place packed with kids. ((19:51:42 Thomas Bouvier/Mall Goer "I think it's disgusting and atrocious really to allow someone to work somewhere like that with kids everywhere." 19:51:49"))

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Officials say the reason this was an aggravated stalking charge--was because the victim was under sixteen years old. Aldrich is currently being held for lack of bail.

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A father and two Clarkson University graduates were killed in Saturday's plane crash near Lake Placid. Investigators are still working to determine what went wrong. Police say 63-year-old Fred Kafka of West Virginia was on a sightseeing tour over Lake Placid -- with his 24-year-old daughter Kathleen Kafka, and her friend, 25-year-old Reed Phillips of Michigan. Eyewitnesses say the small plane swerved to avoid hitting another plane -- as it tried to land at the airport in Lake Placid. Investigators told Channel 3 -- the airport cleared Kafka's plane for landing, and witnesses told them -- what they -- saw next.

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((Investigator Jonathan Garrow/NY State Police 54:46 The plane appeared to circle back around, not completely, but to the other side of the airport and it reached an altitude approximately, from their statements, 200 feet and at some poor appeared to maybe level off, did a sharp dip To the left and did a downward spiral.")) The N-T-S-B is now inspecting the wreckage. Officials say it could take up to seven months before a cause is determined -- but a preliminary report is expected within 10 to 12 days.

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Police say autopsy results will be critical in figuring out what happened to a 51-year-old man in Hartford. David Woodward was found dead Sunday afternoon -- in a wooded area on Hartford Road in White River Junction. Investigators say there were no signs of foul play -- and medical issues could have played a role in Woodward's death. Police are treating the case as suspicious until the autopsy results are in.

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(anchors introduce gary) Local temps: mainly in 60s, a few low 70s, a couple cooler spots in 50s NE clouds: hardly any clouds right now NE temps/radar: Mostly 60s; nothing on radar NE dewpoints: still some 50s, but mostly 60s west, coming our way - turning more humid today. U.S. Clouds/precip: strong storms in upper midwest near Canadian border. That system heading our way for Wed. Forecast clouds/precip: Just an isolated t-storm possible today - mainly south. Strong t-storms with downpours for Wed.

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Today: Partly cloudy Slight chance for an isolated t-storm More humid Highs: 83 to 90 Wind: SSW 5 to 15 mph Tonight: Partly cloudy Warm & muggy Lows: 62 to 72 Wind: S 5 to 10 mph Wednesday: Showers, t-storms some possibly strong Highs: 80 to 87 Wind: S to NW 10 to 15 mph Extended: Thursday: Partly cloudy Less humid Lows: 50s Highs: 70s Friday: Partly sunny Lows: 47 to 57 Highs: 75 to 82 Saturday: Partly cloudy Lows: 50s Highs: 75 to 82 Hyper-Extended: Sunday: Partly sunny Chance for showers, t-storms Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 78 to 85 Monday: Mostly cloudy Showers, t-storms Lows: 60s Highs: 75 to 82

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Malaysian officials now have possession of the so-called black boxes that could hold information into how Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 went down in Eastern Ukraine. It comes as the bodies of hundreds of the deceased are making their way to the Netherlands. Susan McGinnis has the story from Washington.

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Flight 17s data recorders are now in the hands of Malaysian officials. Ukrainian separatists controlling the area where the plane went down - finally agreed to turn them over. (SOT COLONEL MOHAMAD SAKRI, MALAYSIAN INVESTIGATOR) "I CAN SEE THAT THE BLACK BOX IS INTACT EVEN THOUGH A LITTLE BIT DAMAGED, BUT IN A GOOD CONDITION." The recorders could reveal clues to what happened to the plane last Thursday. Monday, the bodies of most the victims began their final trip home. Pro-Russian separatists let a train carrying the corpses leave eastern Ukraine enroute to the Netherlands where they will be identified. President Obama is also demanding international investigators get full access to the crash site. A Dutch forensics expert surveyed the area yesterday. (SOT OBAMA) WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE THAT THE TRUTH IS OUT AND THAT ACCOUNTABILITY EXISTS. U-S and Ukrainian officials says evidence suggests pro-Russian militants shot down the plane killing all 298 people on board. Russia still denies responsibility and is challenging the United States to prove it was involved in the downing of the Malaysia Airlines jet. Susan McGinnis CBS News Washington.

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A friend of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect -- has been found guilty of impeding the investigation. A federal jury found Azamat Tazhayakov guilty Monday -- for the obstruction of justice and conspiracy for trying to protect his friend Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv). Prosecutors say tuh-ZAY'-uh-kahv got rid of a backpack full of evidence from Tzarnav's UMass Dartmouth dorm room -- including fireworks and a thumbdrive -- and threw it in a dumpster. The Kazahk exchange student faces a maximum 20 years in federal prison. His sentencing is set for October.

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Governor Shumlin -- is speaking out and raising money in Maine -- in an effort to getting a new governor elected. The Governor hosted a fundraiser at Portland's Cumberland Club -- for Mike (Me-show) Michaud - the Democrat hoping to unseat Maine's current governor - Republican Paul LePage. Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick is also fundraising for Michaud. Governor Shumlin pointed out that Gov. LePage missed a gathering of New England Governors on opiate abuse - and says Maine needs a governor who can work with others. LePage called that "petty" - and said he had staff at the meeting.

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((GOVERNOR PETER SHUMLIN "I'm here to help Michaud get elected we've got to return Maine to rational bipartisan governor that create jobs and economic opportunities and governor lepage has been embarrassment to state of Maine.)) Govenor Shumlin also says this race is crucial for people across New England -- and that LePage is unpredictable and hard to work with. Shumlin will be back in Vermont Wednesday.

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The summer travel season has people renting more cars than ever. And when it comes to rental car insurance -- to buy or not to buy -- that often is the question. Omar Villafranca went looking for the answer.

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LINDA TAYLOR RENTS A CAR ABOUT TWICE A MONTH. EACH TIME, SHE'S ASKED IF SHE WANTS INSURANCE FROM THE RENTAL COMPANY. (Linda Taylor/Business Traveler) "Do you accept the insurance or decline it? I have insurance on my credit card so I use that insurance." WHICH IS SOMETHING MANY CONSUMERS DON'T REALIZE. RENTAL CUSTOMERS OFTEN SAY YES TO THE EXTRA INSURANCE AT UP TO 40-DOLLARS A DAY BECAUSE THEY'RE NOT SURE IF THEY'RE COVERED ELSEWHERE. IN FACT, IF YOU'RE CHARGING THE RENTAL TO YOUR CREDIT CARD, YOU MIGHT BE OKAY. (Jill Schlesinger/CBS News Business Analyst) "American Express, Visa, Mastercard and Discover all offer some sort of rental car coverage. You should check with them before you go on your trip but it may be far cheaper than buying that supplemental coverage." DIFFERENT CREDIT CARDS OFFER DIFFERENT LEVELS OF COVERAGE AND DIFFERENT LIMITATIONS, SO YOU'LL WANT TO CHECK THE DETAILS. THE OTHER PLACE TO CALL IS YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY. IF YOU HAVE YOUR OWN CAR AT HOME, YOUR AUTO POLICY MAY EXTEND TO RENTALS. DARIUS NELSON DID HIS HOMEWORK. (Darius Nelson/Business Traveler) "DO YOU GET THE CAR RENTAL INSURANCE? I don't. HOW COME? It's covered on my credit card. YOU KNOW THAT? I know that." MORE EXOTIC CARS OR OFF-ROAD VEHICLES MIGHT BE EXCLUDED - SO IF THAT'S A PART OF YOUR TRAVEL PLAN, MAKE SURE TO READ THE FINE PRINT ON YOUR POLICY BEFORE YOU HIT THE ROAD. OMAR VILLAFRANCA, CBS NEWS, DALLAS

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Almanac: Hot & dry yesterday. NE clouds: hardly any clouds right now NE temps/radar: Mostly 60s; nothing on radar NE dewpoints: still some 50s, but mostly 60s west, coming our way - turning more humid today. U.S. Highs today: lots of heat in midwest Swelterometer: It will be hot today, but not awful

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Patients in Bennington can now see a doctor at Dartmouth Hitchcock -- without making the trip to New Hampshire. Elizabeth Keatinge reports.

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***********THIS RUNS 1:33******** Patricia Davis is discussing her rheumatoid arthritis during an appointment with her doctor - but he's at Dartmouth - and she is here in Bennington at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center. ((Patricia Davis/patient 02:14:59:10 oh this is terrific 02:15:02:10)) Davis is having her appointment via Telemedicine. Her rheumatologist at SVMC retired last month - and rather than drive the almost 3 hours to Dartmouth - she is now able to see a doctor there through a computer screen. ((Dr. Chris Barsotti/SVMC 2:23:02:00 A lot of our physicians are retiring, as in the example of rheumatology, but it's a rural area and It's hard to get physicians sometimes to move to rural areas. 2:23:09:22)) SVMC just got this technology in May. The equipment costs 15 to 20 thousand dollars. ((Dr. Daniel Albert/Dartmouth 1:54:16:00 this is very powerful technology that can be used in a variety of different ways 1:54:)) Many things about a telemedicine appointment are similar to a regular appointment. Davis made an appointment like normal and has a nurse with her in the exam room. Doctor Albert can even get an up close look at her hands to evaluate her condition - except it's through this little camera - and he sees her hands on a screen on his side. But there are disadvantages. ((Dr. Daniel Albert/Dartmouth 1:59:44:00 Bonding to patients is a little more difficult so that is one of the reasons we have new patients in a face to face interview situation. 1:59:51:15)) Davis also likes to bake goodies for her doctor - but ((Patricia Davis/patient 2:07:40:15 They've got to figure out a way to send food back and forth 2:)) This patient says telemedicine saves her time and money. ((Patricia Davis/patient 2:14:43:00 it would be a big undertaking to get to Dartmouth)) And - she'll be back for her appointment next month. Elizabeth Keatinge ch 3 news Bennington.

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S-V-M-C says they have been booked since they got the technology - and are seeing 30 to 45 patients a month. They hope to get 4 to 5 additional machines in the next two years.

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A Fire destroys a home in Alburgh... Arlington residents look for a copper theif.. And Why Vermont is suing the makers of 5 Hour Energy?

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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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Fire tore through a home in Alburgh last night. Firefighters responded to a house fully engulfed in flames at 16 Wagner Point... They believe it started in the garage -- but aren't sure what sparked it. Fire officials say no one was home at the time of the fire -- but neighbors tried to put it out. About 10 departments responded -- officials say the home is a total loss.

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Police are offering 5-thousand dollars -- if you can help them find a man allegedly tied to a Burlington Arson. Someone set fire to the Whiting Hall dorm at Champlain College earlier this month. Police say the incident caused 25-thousand dollars in damage. 26-year old Theodore Bowen was arrested the next day. But police say this man is another suspect - and they want your help figuring out who he is. The 5-thousand dollar reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest.

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Arlington residents are looking for a copper thief who allegedly went after their community garden. A selectboard member says someone sawed off the water pipe at the Yellow Barn Farm late Sunday night. The hookup is what allowed gardeners to water the vegetables at the site on Route 313 West. Browning says the incident is particularly disturbing because a portion of what's grown at the plot helps provide summer meals for kids who need them. On Monday, people had to truck buckets of water to the property to care for the plants.

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Campaign For Vermont -- wants to make sure you know what the government is up to. The advocacy group is launching a new speaker series at the Shelburne Museum called For Vermont. Monday night's topic -- government transparency -- and a push for open data. A data expert spoke about the importance of government sharing documents relating to issues like campaign finance--and employee salaries--with the public.

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((19:20:55 Cyrus Patten/Executive Director "The idea of open data is publishing government data that we can access analyze, research compute, do whatever we'd like to do with it so it is pushed at citizens rather than them having to request it." 19:21:09)) The series will continue throughout the year around the state--and will address Campaign For Vermont's other advocacy areas--such as education reform and government accountability.

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Vermont's Attorney General is suing the makers of a popular energy drink. Bill Sorrell says 5 Hour Energy violates the Vermont's Consumer Protection Act by making deceptive claims about its benefits -- like its ability to help users focus and be more alert. Sorrell says the only ingredient in 5-hour ENERGY that has any effect is its concentrated shot of caffeine.

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More than half of Vermont's child care providers are a part of the STARS program -- designed to give kids a jump start on learning -- and to measure the quality of child care. Melissa Howell talks to one of the latest providers to join the program.

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Diann's day care has been a staple in Barre for more than 3 decades.. ((NATS:KIDS PLAYING)) But it's more than just a day care -- it's a place where kids ages 3 to 5 come to learn everything they would learn in a pre-k classroom.. ((Diann Chaloux/Diann's Day care 00:16:20: This is where they meet as a group." 00:16:22)) Diann Chaloux's day care has been awarded 5 out of 5 stars by the Step Ahead Recognition System. It's a DCF program grading child care providers throughout the state for their community involvement, quality of staff, policies, practices and licensing regulations. Chaloux joined the ranks of 800 providers throughout the state -- a number that's grown rapidly since the program began more than a decade ago. The bulk of the funds for STARS comes from federal money -- a childcare development grant. ((Jan Walker/DCF Child Development Division 00:03:28 "The gap that the STARS Program is filling is the steps between being regulated and getting to the highest level possible, often referred to as national accreditation." 00:03:43)) For childcare providers like Chaloux, there's a bonus of up to 15-hundred and 50 dollars for every star awarded within the program - as well as subsidies for families. ((Jan Walker/DCF Child Development Division 00:16:54 "There's an incentive to seek a program that's participating in STARS and beyond that is demonstrating high quality as indicated by STARS." 00:17:08)) ((Diann Chaloux/Diann's Day Care 00:07:37 "I think it's awesome that finally, the quality of care is that important that there is yet another way for people to obtain that, for programs to obtain that credential." 00:07:50)) The kids are tested 3 times a year -- and held to the same standards as pre-k students in surrounding elementary schools. ((Diann Chaloux/Diann's Day Care 00:01:08 "We follow their curriculum, we have the same assessments as they do, and the nice thing is the children can be in full time care here." 00:01:16)) Chaloux hopes to see more Vermont families take advantage of child care programs certified by the STARS Program. ((Diann Chaloux/Diann's Day Care 00:12:32 "I still think it goes back to educating the parents on the quality of care." 00:12:38)) As the state continues it's mission to provide access to quality education *even for our youngest students.*..Melissa Howell, Channel 3 News.

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(anchors introduce gary) Local temps: mainly in 60s, a few low 70s, a couple cooler spots in 50s NE clouds: hardly any clouds right now NE temps/radar: Mostly 60s; nothing on radar NE dewpoints: still some 50s, but mostly 60s west, coming our way - turning more humid today. U.S. Clouds/precip: strong storms in upper midwest near Canadian border. That system heading our way for Wed. Forecast clouds/precip: Just an isolated t-storm possible today - mainly south. Strong t-storms with downpours for Wed.

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Today: Partly cloudy Slight chance for an isolated t-storm More humid Highs: 83 to 90 Wind: SSW 5 to 15 mph Tonight: Partly cloudy Warm & muggy Lows: 62 to 72 Wind: S 5 to 10 mph Wednesday: Showers, t-storms some possibly strong Highs: 80 to 87 Wind: S to NW 10 to 15 mph Extended: Thursday: Partly cloudy Less humid Lows: 50s Highs: 70s Friday: Partly sunny Lows: 47 to 57 Highs: 75 to 82 Saturday: Partly cloudy Lows: 50s Highs: 75 to 82 Hyper-Extended: Sunday: Partly sunny Chance for showers, t-storms Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 78 to 85 Monday: Mostly cloudy Showers, t-storms Lows: 60s Highs: 75 to 82

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Decades after a military plane crashed into a glacier in Greenland during World War II -- a team from Vermont is working to bring the plane and the bodies of the American servicemen -- home. Kyle Midura reports.

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A team of military and civilian personnel are back on this Greenland glacier in what has become a summer tradition. ((1:28 - :30 - Mitchell Zuckoff - Author 'Frozen in Time' PHONER we call it the 'Duck Hunt' )) Their goal: recover an amphibious plane buried below 40 feet of snow and ice. The Duck as it's known, crashed here on November 29th, 1942 during a rescue mission for a downed B-17. In World War II, U.S. planes flew to Newfoundland, on to Greenland, and over to Iceland en route to war-torn Europe. (( 4:24 - :35 Mitchell Zuckoff - Author 'Frozen in Time' PHONER *** pilots would have no idea whether they were up or down :27 and couldn't tell how high they were over the ice cap :30 and so almost as soon as we started flying over Greenland, planes started flying into Greenland :35)) Boston University Journalism Professor Mitchell Zuckoff wrote the book on the recent search efforts for the B-17 and Duck following expeditions in 2012 and 13. He says the Duck's crew - Lt. John Pritchard and Radioman Benjamin Bottoms - as well as rescued airman Corporal Loren Howarth are likely still on-board. ((1:58 - :03 Mitchell Zuckoff - Author 'Frozen in Time' PHONER the great hope is that this is the year that these three men are brought home for repatriation )) In 2012, Vermont civilian Robert "WeeGee" Smith manned the machine that bored into the ice - finally locating the plane - capturing this video believed to show pieces of it. But Zukoff says in 2013, the team ran into weather and mechanical problems - leaving the plane frozen in place. This year, the Vermont Air National Guard carried over WeeGee's newest machine to melt it out. If succesful, the return E-T-A for the Duck and its crew is unclear. ((2:46 - :55 Nancy Pritchard Morgan - Lt. Pritchard's Sister - PHONER to think that this country is willing to go to great lengths to rescue and bring home, and have closure for families is absolutely fabulous :55 )) 91-year-old Nancy Pritchard Morgan is the sister of Lt. John Pritchard. She says her brother is scheduled to be honored at the Coast Guard Academy in November and she hopes to have his remains back home by then. ((3:52 - :59 Nancy Pritchard Morgan - Lt. Pritchard's Sister - PHONER it would be more than closure, it would be just beautiful :57 I can't think of anything that would be nicer :59 )) ((Kyle About 83-thousand American service men and women are unaccounted since American involvment in World War II began. Lt. Pritchard and Radioman Benjamin Bottoms represent the only two remaining for the Coast Guard though. Their recovery would represent a significant milestone for the military branch. KM Channel 3 News Burlington.))

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((TRT: 1:47 ... OC: MIKE MCCUNE)) ((After a day off following the NECBL All-Star Game, the Vermont Mountaineers begin the stretch run of their regular season tonight on the road against the Mystic Schooners. With eleven games left on their schedule, the Mountaineers hold a two and a half game lead on Sanford in the Northern Division. ---------------------- ------- The suddenly red hot Red Sox opening a four game set in Toronto last night and it was batting practice for the BoSox...top of the third, already 2-0 Boston...two on for Steven Drew and sends a frozen rope to right ...a three run home run...part of a four run inning as the Sox build a 6-0 lead... --- it's 6-1 in the fourth when Big Papi gets in on the fun... David Ortiz...high, deep and gone to center...a two run blast...and an 8-1 lead... --- and this one gets really out of hand in the fifth, when the Sox plate six runs, including another two run homer from Ortiz ...that was number 453 of Papi's career... passing Boston legend Carl Yaztrezemski for 36th on the all-time list... ---- seven Red Sox starters get at least two hits...and John Lackey allows just two hits in seven innings ...Boston wins 14-1 to make it five straight and eight of nine overall... ---------------------- -------------- The Yankees, coming off their own home weekend sweep of Cincinnati, hosting the struggling Texas Rangers... --- rookie pitcher Shane Greene won his first two starts, giving up just two runs in 13 and a third innings... rings up Adrian Beltre in the first... --- tied at one in the fourth...Jacoby Ellsbury sends one over the short porch in right...a solo shot ...his eighth home run of the season...2-1 Boston... --- but the Rangers get to Green for three runs in the top of the sixth...Geovany Soto, Rougned Odor and Shin-Soo Choo with back-to-back-to-back RBI singles...as Texas snaps New York's three game win streak, downing the Yanks 4-2. ---------------------- -------- The Vermont Lake Monsters close out a six game homestand with a 3-2 loss to Hudson Valley tonight at Centennial Field. Jose Brizuela hitting a solo home run for Vermont, his third of the season. ---------------------- -------- The Monsters are on the road for the next eight games, starting tonight at Lowell. With your Sportswrap, I'm Mike McCune.))

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NE clouds: hardly any clouds right now NE temps/radar: Mostly 60s; nothing on radar NE dewpoints: still some 50s, but mostly 60s west, coming our way - turning more humid today.

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A ten year old girl from Essex has been very busy. Before heading off to camp she had a very important meeting in Washington D.C. Judy Simpson has the story.

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10 year old Iris Hsiang(Shung) is settling in at summer camp. She just arrived back in Vermont this past weekend after a trip to the White House. She wasn't a tourist, she was an invited guest. ((NAT SOT CBS "introducing Iris Hsiang")) Iris was Vermont's winner in a national healthy recipe competition spearheaded by First Lady Michelle Obama. The latest event in her ongoing campaign to get kids to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables. Iris' recipe was for a stir fry. ((Iris Hsiang 00:00:57:06" I made a Chinese vegetable stir fry and I made it because , so my Dad's parents are Chinese so I wanted to put part of our heritage into it and in Vermont we have so many vegetables I wanted to use alot of vegetables."00:01:14:0 8)) She admitted that she and her dad were kind of speechless when meeting the First Lady, but Iris said she seemed very kind. ((Iris again 00:01:50:20 "She said I have a beautiful smile and its young people like you that keep us going."00:01:56:29)) And Mrs Obama issued a challenge to the culinary kids. ((Iris again 00:01:59:23 "She wanted us to think about what we could do to pay it forward and use it to help people eat healthy.")) It is a theme that will carry through all summer long for this fresh food lover. ((JS SU 00:15:22:25"And it should come as no surprise that at this summer camp called Farm and Wilderness the kids grow, harvest and eat all their own vegetables.")) The camp is celebrating its 75th anniversary, and the emphasis has always been on simplicity and self-reliance. ((Rebecca Geary/Farm & Wilderness Executive Director 00:08:32:22" The nice thing is the children are actually gardening and getting to see the fruits of their labor, they are producing it, they are creating the salads and from the ages of 4, 14, 17 they are actually asking for seconds on their garden goods, carrots and salad greens.")) ((Nat sot pop of JS and Iris)) And there are more plans for Iris in the future, according to the White House. ((Iris again 00:30:42:17 "They were telling me they are going to hook me up with a chef in Burlington and so they are going to make my dish.")) In the meantime, It will be a busy summer season for this young lady. ((00:11:11:26 "most of these are vegetables that we eat,,,,,,,)) Who will be busy with traditional camp activities, ((00:12:35ish "Its fun to learn about where your food comes from,,,")) but will never be far from the garden. JS Channel three news, Plymouth.

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