Tue 01-SEP-2015 Early A.M. News Script

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There is a fire at the Randolph Village Fire Station. Multiple crews are currently on scene battling the flames. Police say the fire station is fully enfulfed. We know crews from Randolph, Bethel and surrounding areas are there and the fire is fully invovled. As of right now we don't know a cause -- but will bring you more information as we get it.

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Unlike New Hampshire -- it's not often presidential candidates make stops in Vermont. But a GOP hopeful was in Chittenden County last night. Kentucky Senator Rand Paul spoke to a packed barn in Essex -- offering his ideas to solve the nation's fiscal issues. Paul is currently polling around 4-6 percent nationally depending on what poll you look at. In a crowded GOP field -- Paul has often found sharp rhetoric overshadowing -- what he says makes him stand apart.

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((Rand Paul 22:01 I call myself a different kind of Republican because we can actually win in blue and purple states. We think we can compete in Vermont where nobody else can.)) Paul is in the midst of a swing through a host of New England states. He'll make seven stops in New Hampshire over the next two days.

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Meanwhile, the field of candidates running for Vermont governor is growing. Sources tell WCAX Bruce Lisman -- the founder of Campaign for Vermont -- will run as a Republican. Lisman is also the former Chairman of the UVM Board of Trustees and a Wall Street executive at Bear Stearns. Previously he said would run to build a better budget for Vermont... improve public education... lower property taxes ... and address the rising cost of health care.

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This morning the new police chief in Vermont's largest city -- will take office. Incoming Burlington Police Chief Brandon del Pozo is scheduled to be sworn in today. Del Pozo is coming to Vermont from the New York City Police Department, where he served for 18 years. He is replacing retired chief Michael Schirling.

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Starting tonight -- you can get the chance to see what it's like to go to med school. The University of Vermont College of Medicine is launching its Fall Community Medical School program. The series of lectures will allow people to learn more about a number of topics including L-G-B-T-Q and Health, the impact of concussions in young people -- and using medical data to make good decisions about your health.

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((Dr. Christopher Jones, UVM College of Medicine 01:43 "I want to find a way to communicate what we are able to bring using big data analytics to the person, to personalize their treatments in a way that's meaningful to them.)) The lecture series kicks off tonight in Burlington with the presentation on medical data and runs through December. For times, topics and locations you can visit WCAX.com.

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A big bubble of high pressure remains in control today. This means after any fog burns off, we'll see plenty of sunshine through the day. Despite today being the first day of meteorological fall, is sure won't feel like it; highs will be around 80/87. Dewpoints just above 60 will make it feel a bit sticky too. Tonight is shaping up to be mostly clear with more patchy fog forming. Lows will range from 52/62. Wednesday will likely be the hottest day this week. Highs will bump up to 83/90 under mostly sunny skies. By late afternoon areas near the Canadian border could see a few more clouds. It will also be more humid with dewpoints in the mid 60s.

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New this morning, Police confirmed that there is a fire at the Randolph Fire Station and that it is fully involved. As of right now we are unsure of the cause-- but we will bring you more information as soon as we get it.

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Unlike New Hampshire -- it's not often presidential candidates make stops in Vermont. But a GOP hopeful was in Chittenden County last night. Kentucky Senator Rand Paul spoke to a packed barn in Essex -- offering his ideas to solve the nation's fiscal issues. Paul is currently polling around 4-6 percent nationally depending on what poll you look at. In a crowded GOP field -- Paul has often found sharp rhetoric overshadowing -- what he says makes him stand apart.

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((Rand Paul 22:01 I call myself a different kind of Republican because we can actually win in blue and purple states. We think we can compete in Vermont where nobody else can.)) Paul is in the midst of a swing through a host of New England states. He'll make seven stops in New Hampshire over the next two days.

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Meanwhile, the field of candidates running for Vermont governor is growing. Sources tell WCAX Bruce Lisman -- the founder of Campaign for Vermont -- will run as a Republican. Lisman is also the former Chairman of the UVM Board of Trustees and a Wall Street executive at Bear Stearns. Previously he said would run to build a better budget for Vermont... improve public education... lower property taxes ... and address the rising cost of health care.

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This morning the new police chief in Vermont's largest city -- will take office. Incoming Burlington Police Chief Brandon del Pozo is scheduled to be sworn in today. Del Pozo is coming to Vermont from the New York City Police Department, where he served for 18 years. He is replacing retired chief Michael Schirling.

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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. A big bubble of high pressure remains in control today. This means after any fog burns off, we'll see plenty of sunshine through the day. Despite today being the first day of meteorological fall, is sure won't feel like it; highs will be around 80/87. Dewpoints just above 60 will make it feel a bit sticky too. Tonight is shaping up to be mostly clear with more patchy fog forming. Lows will range from 52/62. (anchors thank in 3-shot-transition to lead story)

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Unlike New Hampshire -- it's not often presidental candidates make stops in Vermont. But a GOP hopeful was in Essex last night. Alex Apple met up with Kentucky Senator Rand Paul who offered sharp criticism of both Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders.

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((Rand Paul/Republican for President 01:07:38 I've been saying all along; he's a fake conservative and we golly-well better soon wake up about it. Clap NAT.)) Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul set Donald Trump in his sights Monday as he spoke to Vermont conservatives. ((Rand Paul 20:12 I don't think ultimately voters are going to succumb to the over-the-top rhetoric of a celebrity or a reality TV star.)) Most national polls have Paul outside the top five in the Republican primary. In a crowded GOP field -- Paul has often found sharp rhetoric overshadowing -- what he says makes him a "different kind of Republican." ((Rand Paul 22:01 I call myself a different kind of Republican because we can actually win in blue and purple states. We think we can compete in Vermont where nobody else can.)) Paul spoke to a packed barn in Essex -- offering his ideas to solve the nation's fiscal issues. ((Rand Paul 16:19 What separates me from many candidates is that not only am I for a balanced budget amendment, I've actually introduced a balanced budget. 5 That balances over about five years.)) ((Rand Paul 16:54 We need to hold the line on military spending and welfare spending.)) The crowd erupted when opening speakers introduced the Kentucky senator as a rare presidential visitor to Vermont -- not named Bernie Sanders...and Paul took aim at Sanders' agenda. ((Rand Paul 19:17 One of his proposals: raising the minimum wage to $15 by 2020. Good idea or bad idea? Paul: I think it would cause unemployment among the least skilled people. 19:37 All the statistics show that it leads to unemployment and the people who are least skilled lose the jobs.)) Vermont state senator Joe Benning acknowledged Paul's arrival helps spread conservative ideas in a state with a largely democratic legislature. ((Sen. Joe Benning 37:15 There are some people here that would probably never vote for Senator Paul but the long and the short of it is that everybody has come out here tonight because they have the opportunity to hear from somebody on a national level.)) ((Rep. Don Turner 45:25 Everybody, including the people in this room whether you've decided who you're going to support or not, want to know what somebody believes we need to do. Where does the country need to go?)) Paul hopes the country goes forward with him as president. A different kind of Republican that says he'll be a different kind of president as well. ((Rand Paul 01:08:39 You have to get a president some day that will say I'm going to use the presidency not to accumulate more power, but to devolve and give that power back to the states and the people.)) Paul is in the midst of a swing through a host of New England states. He'll make seven stops in New Hampshire over the next two days. ((AA Channel 3 News))

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Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy says an idea being floated my a presidential hopeful to build a wall along the Canadian border is unreasonable. This week Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker said building a wall along the 4,000 mile northern border is a legitimate idea that deserves review and that New Hampshire voters support it. In response, Leahy called it quote "one of the dumbest" ideas of the presidential campaign.

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((Leahy: "it almost seems that if they say something really dumb or flamboyant, they get on the news. That is not the way you govern. Most of it I have ignored but when they say close the border with Canada, no Vermonter can ignore that. We know better. Those of use who have family with roots in Canada know better. But just from a pure dollars and cents. It's our biggest trading partner. What are they thinking of?.")) In effort to clarify Walker's statements, a presidential campaign spokeswoman says the candidate is NOT advocating for a wall but says the idea should be explored. She said Walker's comments were misinterpreted.

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Meanwhile, the field of candidates running for Vermont governor is growing. Sources tell WCAX Bruce Lisman -- the founder of Campaign for Vermont -- will run as a republican. Lisman is also the former Chairman of the UVM Board of Trustees and a Wall Street executive at Bear Stearns.

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((Sen. Joe Benning 38:47 I think it's a very healthy process when you have individuals running in the primary. What I personally wanted to avoid was the situation that we had the last election where you had someone with Libertarian and Republican leanings running as an independent. That divided the ticket going into the election.)) ((Rep. Don Turner/R-Milton 47:04 Bruce Lisman is a very intelligent man. He's spent a lot of time reseraching the issues. 47:22 I have a very good relationship with Lieutenant Governor Scott who I'm sure is going to run and we will have many discussions moving forward.")) While many Republicans anticipate that Lieutenant Governor Phil Scott will throw his hat in the ring -- he has not formally announced that he is running.

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An attack so brutal, we are deciding not to show you the injuries on television this morning. A Jericho woman says she was mauled by three dogs. As she recovers, Judy Simpon has the latest on what's next for the animals the victim says are at fault.

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Wednesday afternoon Kathy Bugbee was picking berries along Lavanway Lane in Jericho. She wanted to pick some berries that were on private property, so she walked up to a house to ask permission from the homeowner. That is when she was attacked. ((Jenah Koenig/ Victim's Daughter 00:10:13:10 "As she was walking up dogs came out of the house.")) Jenah is Kathy Bugbee's daughter. ((Jenah again "the door was open there were three there they started nudging her and circling around her and then one bit her and then two jumped on her and started to attacking her. "00:10:28:14)) The dogs are reportedly newfoundland mixes, one, the victim estimated, weighted close to 120 pounds. The owner was eventually able to pull the dogs off Kathy Bugbee, but not before doing alot of damage to her body. ((00:09:41:06 js says,"oh my god,,,00:09:49:00 OH!)) Jenah showed me pictures of her mother's many gaping wounds, and they are too graphic to include in our story. She has more than 40 stitches and has to go back to the doctor. ((Jenah again 00:11:46:23 "She is actually going back in tomorrow they are worried about infection in the ankle bite they believe that the dog may have bitten into the bone but we need to wait for an MRI to be sure but it keeps swelling more and more." 00:12:00:22)) As for the dogs, because the attack happened on the owner's property according to Vermont law, they are being confined on that property for 10 days to watch for signs of rabies, even though the dogs are registered with the town and have had all their shots. We tried to reach the dog owners by phone but we were not successfull, they did leave an apology note to Bugbee and her family. And the town says they are cooperating with the investigation. Judy Simpson -- channel 3 news -- Burlington.

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This morning the new police chief in Vermont's largest city -- will take office. Incoming Burlington Police Chief Brandon del Pozo is scheduled to be sworn in today. Del Pozo is coming to Vermont from the New York City Police Department, where he served for 18 years. He is replacing retired chief Michael Schirling.

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After a long unsuccessful fight to keep the facilities open, today emergency dispatchers will be forced to say goodbye to their co-workers in Rutland. The 911 call center will be shut down. The Derby site will be closing too as part of a state cost cutting plan. The head of the Vermont State Employees Association says 17 state workers are being laid off. Officials are closing the dispatch centers hoping to save the state 1-point-7 million dollars. But VSEA executive director Steve Howard says the state is now paying remaining dispatchers to drive to work in Rockingham and Williston.

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(TC 00:22:16:09 Tile 6008) ((Steve Howard/VSEA Executive Director "What's happening now is they're having to spend more money to pay for travel time and overtime that's incorporated in that to have people drive significant amounts of time." 00:22:28:06)) Vermont State Police declined an on camera interview. Public Safety Commissioner Keith Flynn has said in the past that the consolidation will not impact the time it takes for first responders to arrive at a scene.

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A big bubble of high pressure remains in control today. This means after any fog burns off, we'll see plenty of sunshine through the day. Despite today being the first day of meteorological fall, is sure won't feel like it; highs will be around 80/87. Dewpoints just above 60 will make it feel a bit sticky too. Tonight is shaping up to be mostly clear with more patchy fog forming. Lows will range from 52/62. Wednesday will likely be the hottest day this week. Highs will bump up to 83/90 under mostly sunny skies. By late afternoon areas near the Canadian border could see a few more clouds. It will also be more humid with dewpoints in the mid 60s. A weak backdoor cold front will move through Wednesday night into Thursday, with a few showers and possibly a thunderstorm or two. Any showers will tend to sink south during the day on Thursday. Highs on Thursday will reach the low to mid 80s. Behind that front we'll clear out all over again on Friday. It will be a bit cooler and less humid, with highs of 75/82. That same old upper-level ridge will nose back in for Saturday, Sunday, and Labor Day. Temperatures will tend to warm up all over again. It will also become more humid again. The good news is that if you have any outdoor plans over the holiday weekend it's looking dry and mostly sunny.

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The State Department has released more than seven thousand pages of Hillary Clinton's e-mails from her time as Secretary of State ... It's the latest chapter in the investigation into Clinton's private server system. Brook Silva-Braga has the latest.

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(PKG) The most notable emails in the latest batch from Hillary Clinton's private server are the ones the State Department couldn't fully release. As many as 150 censored ahead of their release Monday -- because they contain classified information. The former secretary of state has maintained that the messages were not seen as sensitive at the time, even if they are now. (SOT Hillary Clinton) FRI0249 :45 It doesn't change the fact that I didn't send or receive material marked classified. The emails show Clinton working on serious issues like Haiti disaster relief but also dealing with requests from friends, unsolicited advice and trouble with technology. In one email, she asks an assistant to pick up skim milk and find out when the Good Wife airs. Republicans seized on the fact so many of the emails needed censoring. RNC Chair Reince Priebus wrote: "Hillary Clinton's growing email scandal shows she cannot be trusted with the White House." Emails questions are likely to persist as the State Department screens and releases more messages each month. Brook Silva Braga for CBS News.

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Police in New Hampshire say they now have a description of the person they believe is responsible for murdering a newspaper saleswoman. They say the suspect is a short-haired, white man in his 20s or 30s, possibly driving a rust-colored pickup truck seen speeding away after the shooting. 62 year old Denise Robert was doing her Sunday evening ritual - a walk around her Manchester neighborhood, when she was shot, at least once. A resident found her body, lying on the side of the road. She worked for the New Hampshire Union Leader.

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Embarrassment for the NYPD this morning after yet another suspect in custody escapes. A woman arrested for trying to steal clothes from a boutique was able to slip past an officer, drawing the fury and anger of the police commissioner. Police across the city are searching for 23-year-old Tiffany Neumann. Investigators say she lied and told cops she was pregnant so they took her to hospital but she escaped after the doctor examined her and an officer went to the bathroom. That officer has since been suspended. This is the fourth time since June a prisoner has escaped NYPD custody.

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Walmart says it will be cutting back on workers' hours to keep a lid on costs. The move comes just four months after it boosted wages for its employees but the company says the cutbacks are only at a small fraction of its stores and are unrelated to the higher labor costs. Walmart also making some news for it's recent decision stop selling semi-automatic weapons at its stores. The retailer says it will instead focus on selling sports and hunting firearms.

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The Economic Policy Institute is out with their list of the priciest places to raise a family in America. But we think many Vermonters will be glad to know the state didn't make the cut. New Yorkers didn't fare as well. Washington DC is the most expensive place to raise a family, where the household income needed to support a family of 4 is just over 106-thousand dollars a year. Number two is Nassau-Suffolk County on Long Island, New York. New York dwellers hold the next two spots as well.... followed by the Stamford-Norwalk area in Connecticut.

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And the city of Charleston saw more than 6 inches of rain in just 6 hours Monday, making it the 5th wettest day ever recorded in the South Carolina city. Flash flooding forced several road closures. There were also a lot of weather-related car accidents and reports of a mudslide in North Charleston.

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A big bubble of high pressure remains in control today. This means after any fog burns off, we'll see plenty of sunshine through the day. Despite today being the first day of meteorological fall, is sure won't feel like it; highs will be around 80/87. Dewpoints just above 60 will make it feel a bit sticky too. Tonight is shaping up to be mostly clear with more patchy fog forming. Lows will range from 52/62. Wednesday will likely be the hottest day this week. Highs will bump up to 83/90 under mostly sunny skies. By late afternoon areas near the Canadian border could see a few more clouds. It will also be more humid with dewpoints in the mid 60s. A weak backdoor cold front will move through Wednesday night into Thursday, with a few showers and possibly a thunderstorm or two. Any showers will tend to sink south during the day on Thursday. Highs on Thursday will reach the low to mid 80s. Behind that front we'll clear out all over again on Friday. It will be a bit cooler and less humid, with highs of 75/82. That same old upper-level ridge will nose back in for Saturday, Sunday, and Labor Day. Temperatures will tend to warm up all over again. It will also become more humid again. The good news is that if you have any outdoor plans over the holiday weekend it's looking dry and mostly sunny.

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If you're loading up on vitamin C and zinc to avioid the sniffles -- you might want to try an earlier bedtime instead. Kenneth Craig has that story and more in healthwatch.

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People who don't get enough sleep are more likely to get sick. A study in the journal Sleep says those who get six hours a night or less are more than four times more likely to catch a cold when exposed to the virus. Research finds that older people are getting smarter and scoring better on cognitive tests. The study of Germans over 50 says the trend may be linked to higher education rates and the increased use of technology. But researchers also found that while the population improved intellectually between 2006 and 2012, physical health declined. and a new study investigates the benefits of spinal manipulation for treating lower back pain. The technique is used by chiropractors to move joints around by force. Researchers found when it works - it has immediate benefits. But for some patients it brings no improvement at all. They say the results show the complexity of back pain and the need for different approaches. Those are some of the day's top health stories. KC, CBS News, New York

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In the headlines this morning NY State Police investigate a possible drowning Dean Corren is fighting his alleged campaign violations.. And--UVM launches it's community med school program.

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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. A big bubble of high pressure remains in control today. This means after any fog burns off, we'll see plenty of sunshine through the day. Despite today being the first day of meteorological fall, is sure won't feel like it; highs will be around 80/87. Dewpoints just above 60 will make it feel a bit sticky too. Tonight is shaping up to be mostly clear with more patchy fog forming. Lows will range from 52/62. .

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We are expecting to learn more from state police this morning after the apparent drowning of a New York college student. Investigators believe a Plattsburgh State College student drowned in the Saranac River. Troopers were called to the old Oxbow bridge on Kent Falls Road in ((SKYLAR)) Schuyler Falls Sunday afternoon. Witnesses told police that 21-year-old Evan ((GILLY's)) Gillies of Huntington, New York had jumped off the bridge into the Saranac River -- and had not resurfaced. Rescue crews found his body about an hour later. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.

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Police are trying to figure out who shot up a house in Milton. Residents on Railroad Street reported hearing loud bangs early Monday morning. And police discovered numerous bullet holes in the exterior of a multi-unit apartment building. There were no reports of injuries. Police believe it was an isolated incident. And they're trying to determind who pulled the trigger.

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(( :15 Det. Frank Scalise/Milton PD: We located numerous bullet holes in the side of the show and discovered some evidence at the scene and it will be processed at the crime lab.)) If you heard or saw anything suspicious -- police would like to hear from you.

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He helped write the state law allowing candidates to run a campaign fueled by tax-payer dollars -- now he's challenging its validity. Former Lieutenant Governor candidate Dean Corren is facing more than 70-thousand dollars in fines for alleged campaign violations. Prosecutors say he coordinated with Democrats to send an email which went to 19-thousand people. In court Monday, Corren's attorney argued limiting cash available to a publicly-financed candidate violates the first amendment. Attorneys for the state say such candidates waive their rights when they take public dollars.

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(00:05:15:00) ((Megan Shafritz - Assistant Attorney General This is purely a procedural measure and tactic to prevent the state from enforcing a very clear state law. I think the court seemed to understand that that action belongs in state court)) (00:02:16:00) ((John Franco - Corren's Attorney it makes it effectively unuseable because nobody's going to risk personal bankruptcy in order to run for office under that statute, that's what we've been saying from the beginning)) The judge ruled that Corren's attorney had not provided enough detail in his filings. He gave him 14 days to do so if the case is to continue.

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Starting tonight -- you can get the chance to see what it's like to go to med school. The University of Vermont College of Medicine is launching its Fall Community Medical School program. The series of lectures will allow people to learn more about a number of topics including L-G-B-T-Q and Health, the impact of concussions in young people -- and using medical data to make good decisions about your health.

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((Dr. Christopher Jones, UVM College of Medicine 01:43 "I want to find a way to communicate what we are able to bring using big data analytics to the person, to personalize their treatments in a way that's meaningful to them.)) The lecture series kicks off tonight in Burlington with the presentation on medical data and runs through December. For times, topics and locations you can visit WCAX.com.

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(anchors introduce gary)

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A big bubble of high pressure remains in control today. This means after any fog burns off, we'll see plenty of sunshine through the day. Despite today being the first day of meteorological fall, is sure won't feel like it; highs will be around 80/87. Dewpoints just above 60 will make it feel a bit sticky too. Tonight is shaping up to be mostly clear with more patchy fog forming. Lows will range from 52/62. Wednesday will likely be the hottest day this week. Highs will bump up to 83/90 under mostly sunny skies. By late afternoon areas near the Canadian border could see a few more clouds. It will also be more humid with dewpoints in the mid 60s. A weak backdoor cold front will move through Wednesday night into Thursday, with a few showers and possibly a thunderstorm or two. Any showers will tend to sink south during the day on Thursday. Highs on Thursday will reach the low to mid 80s. Behind that front we'll clear out all over again on Friday. It will be a bit cooler and less humid, with highs of 75/82. That same old upper-level ridge will nose back in for Saturday, Sunday, and Labor Day. Temperatures will tend to warm up all over again. It will also become more humid again. The good news is that if you have any outdoor plans over the holiday weekend it's looking dry and mostly sunny.

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Brattleboro and the surrounding communities are looking at life after Vermont Yankee. And area business leaders say green energy needs to be part of the focus. Adam Sullivan reports.

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The hustle and bustle on the streets of Brattleboro did not stop with the closure of Vermont Yankee. But, community leaders acknowledge the area needs new life-- and is in a good position for it. ((Alex Wilson/Building Green Inc.: "we've got rail resources here, we are right on the Interstate, so it is an opportunity for businesses to locate here are well, even manufacturing.")) Vermont Yankee-- in nearby Vernon-- powered down for the last time at the end of 2014. The plant was an economic engine for the region in many ways-- including hundreds of jobs that, over time, will be going away. ((Wilson: "and with the loss of Vermont Yankee, we are looking at well, what can replace those well paying jobs.")) ((nats)) At the newly renovated Brooks House on Main Street-- officials say some of the jobs of the future-- come in the shade of green. ((Sen Patrick Leahy/D-Vermont : "I had no problem going to bat for the money in Washington.")) With help from Senator Patrick Leahy, the Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation gets a 265-thousand dollar grant from the US Department of Commerce. The money will help fund two major initiatives - a green building cluster study and the Southern Vermont Business Innovation Accelerator. It will bring together people- exploring ways to create jobs in the green energy industry. ((Leahy: "we need to conserve energy, we have to. But also, from an environmental point of view it makes sense. Certainly from an economic point of view it makes sense.")) Alex Wilson has run a publishing company in town-- which provides green energy practices-- for the last 30 years. ((Wilson: "We will be doing and assessment of the local businesses, local organizations, local expertise that can come together to capitalize on this this form of economic development.")) ((Adam Grinold/BDCC: "this grant that we are receiving here today will be focusing on certain sectors but all and all. That is our mission, secure the businesses and see the growth here in southern Vermont.")) For.. life after Vermont Yankee-- making sure commerce thrives-- and the people continue to come. Adam Sullivan channel three news in Brattleboro.

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((TRT: 1:49 ... OC: MIKE MCCUNE)) ((The start of the new season is still two months away, but the UVM men's basketball team has already suffered three losses, the latest coming today as sophomore guard Brandon Hatton has decided to transfer. ----------------- Hatton played in 31 games during his freshman season for the Catamounts averaging just under 4 points a game. Hatton, who was recruited for his long range shooting, shot over 31 percent from 3-point range. His top scoring performance came back on February 7th, putting up a career high 12 points in UVM's comeback win at Stony Brook. Hatton is the third Vermont player to transfer since the end of last season, joining Brendan Kilpatrick and Zach McRoberts. -------------------- the Woodstock Country club hosted the 4th annual Keegan Bradley Charity Golf classic yesterday. The event raising money for Pediatric Cancer research foundation and the University of Vermont cancer center. ------ There were three parts to the day, a clinic with a question and answer period, then groups head out on the course to play 18. That's followed by an auction with some big ticket items. Once again, Bradley had some help on the course. For the third straight year, he was joined by fellow PGA golfer Brendan Steele. Newcomer, Jon Curran was on hand as well. Curran is coming off his rookie season on the PGA Tour. He's a former high school teammate of Bradley's. They just won the CVS Charity Classic in Rhode Island last month. Also here for the very first time, Bradley's Caddie, Steve "Pepsi" Hale. Four years and this event keeps getting better, brining a lot of pride to the Woodstock native. ---------------------- ----- Keegan Bradley/"My whole family comes, all of my uncles. I have two grandmothers here. It's really kind of a family event and the people of Woodstock show up every year and come out to support the event. All of the same people that I grew up with here when I was in elementary school playing golf so it's really a special time." ---------------------- ------ We'll hear more from Keegan tonight at 6pm. With your sportswrap, I'm Mike McCune.))

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A big bubble of high pressure remains in control today. This means after any fog burns off, we'll see plenty of sunshine through the day. Despite today being the first day of meteorological fall, is sure won't feel like it; highs will be around 80/87. Dewpoints just above 60 will make it feel a bit sticky too. Tonight is shaping up to be mostly clear with more patchy fog forming. Lows will range from 52/62. Wednesday will likely be the hottest day this week. Highs will bump up to 83/90 under mostly sunny skies. By late afternoon areas near the Canadian border could see a few more clouds. It will also be more humid with dewpoints in the mid 60s. A weak backdoor cold front will move through Wednesday night into Thursday, with a few showers and possibly a thunderstorm or two. Any showers will tend to sink south during the day on Thursday. Highs on Thursday will reach the low to mid 80s. Behind that front we'll clear out all over again on Friday. It will be a bit cooler and less humid, with highs of 75/82. That same old upper-level ridge will nose back in for Saturday, Sunday, and Labor Day. Temperatures will tend to warm up all over again. It will also become more humid again. The good news is that if you have any outdoor plans over the holiday weekend it's looking dry and mostly sunny.

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Students across the nation are moving back into their dorm rooms. On Vermont student -- however -- is starting the semester in his own very tiny house. Eliza Larson reports.

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(NATS) When Rob Dunn of Henniker, New Hampshire gives a tour of his home, he points to the features he made that save him money -- and space. (NATS) Many of his classmates are returning to dorm rooms this school year. But the 21-year old Green Mountain College senior built a 96-square foot house about 5 miles from campus. (TC 00:35:30:00 1843)(("it is such a drastic change and such an odd thing to do." 00:35:39:20)) Dunn is a renewable energy and ecological design - or REED - major at the Poultney college. He says his classwork taught him about his impact on the environment. And he also became aware of how expensive attending college is for him. So - to cut both his carbon footprint and his costs -- Dunn built this tiny house made up of about 75 percent reclaimed recyclable materials. He says he emits 2 and a half tons of Co2-equivalent per year -- cutting his old carbon footprint in half. The average American emits 20 tons annually. (TC 00:49:51:05 Title 1843)((Rob Dunn/GMC Senior: "If you want to do it to save money but also to save the environment because there's no other way to reduce your impact aside from doing something crazy like this when you live in a dorm, that's sold. That's something I can get my head around.)) The two-story home is powered by two solar panels and a rocket mass heater built from a cast-iron stove. The land owner lets him live on the property rent-free. He began the project in 20-14, but says the house is still a work in progress. Overall, it cost Dunn about $3,000 to build. Eliza Larson. Channel 3 News. Poultney.

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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. A big bubble of high pressure remains in control today. This means after any fog burns off, we'll see plenty of sunshine through the day. Despite today being the first day of meteorological fall, is sure won't feel like it; highs will be around 80/87. Dewpoints just above 60 will make it feel a bit sticky too. Tonight is shaping up to be mostly clear with more patchy fog forming. Lows will range from 52/62. (anchors thank in 3-shot-transition to lead story)

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Unlike New Hampshire -- it's not often presidental candidates make stops in Vermont. But a GOP hopeful was in Essex last night. Alex Apple met up with Kentucky Senator Rand Paul who offered sharp criticism of both Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders.

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((Rand Paul/Republican for President 01:07:38 I've been saying all along; he's a fake conservative and we golly-well better soon wake up about it. Clap NAT.)) Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul set Donald Trump in his sights Monday as he spoke to Vermont conservatives. ((Rand Paul 20:12 I don't think ultimately voters are going to succumb to the over-the-top rhetoric of a celebrity or a reality TV star.)) Most national polls have Paul outside the top five in the Republican primary. In a crowded GOP field -- Paul has often found sharp rhetoric overshadowing -- what he says makes him a "different kind of Republican." ((Rand Paul 22:01 I call myself a different kind of Republican because we can actually win in blue and purple states. We think we can compete in Vermont where nobody else can.)) Paul spoke to a packed barn in Essex -- offering his ideas to solve the nation's fiscal issues. ((Rand Paul 16:19 What separates me from many candidates is that not only am I for a balanced budget amendment, I've actually introduced a balanced budget. 5 That balances over about five years.)) ((Rand Paul 16:54 We need to hold the line on military spending and welfare spending.)) The crowd erupted when opening speakers introduced the Kentucky senator as a rare presidential visitor to Vermont -- not named Bernie Sanders...and Paul took aim at Sanders' agenda. ((Rand Paul 19:17 One of his proposals: raising the minimum wage to $15 by 2020. Good idea or bad idea? Paul: I think it would cause unemployment among the least skilled people. 19:37 All the statistics show that it leads to unemployment and the people who are least skilled lose the jobs.)) Vermont state senator Joe Benning acknowledged Paul's arrival helps spread conservative ideas in a state with a largely democratic legislature. ((Sen. Joe Benning 37:15 There are some people here that would probably never vote for Senator Paul but the long and the short of it is that everybody has come out here tonight because they have the opportunity to hear from somebody on a national level.)) ((Rep. Don Turner 45:25 Everybody, including the people in this room whether you've decided who you're going to support or not, want to know what somebody believes we need to do. Where does the country need to go?)) Paul hopes the country goes forward with him as president. A different kind of Republican that says he'll be a different kind of president as well. ((Rand Paul 01:08:39 You have to get a president some day that will say I'm going to use the presidency not to accumulate more power, but to devolve and give that power back to the states and the people.)) Paul is in the midst of a swing through a host of New England states. He'll make seven stops in New Hampshire over the next two days. ((AA Channel 3 News))

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Meanwhile, the field of candidates running for Vermont governor is growing. Sources tell WCAX Bruce Lisman -- the founder of Campaign for Vermont -- will run as a republican. Lisman is also the former Chairman of the UVM Board of Trustees and a Wall Street executive at Bear Stearns.

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((Sen. Joe Benning 38:47 I think it's a very healthy process when you have individuals running in the primary. What I personally wanted to avoid was the situation that we had the last election where you had someone with Libertarian and Republican leanings running as an independent. That divided the ticket going into the election.)) ((Rep. Don Turner/R-Milton 47:04 Bruce Lisman is a very intelligent man. He's spent a lot of time reseraching the issues. 47:22 I have a very good relationship with Lieutenant Governor Scott who I'm sure is going to run and we will have many discussions moving forward.")) While many Republicans anticipate that Lieutenant Governor Phil Scott will throw his hat in the ring -- he has not formally announced that he is running.

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An attack so brutal, we are deciding not to show you the injuries on television this morning. A Jericho woman says she was mauled by three dogs. As she recovers, Judy Simpon has the latest on what's next for the animals the victim says are at fault.

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Wednesday afternoon Kathy Bugbee was picking berries along Lavanway Lane in Jericho. She wanted to pick some berries that were on private property, so she walked up to a house to ask permission from the homeowner. That is when she was attacked. ((Jenah Koenig/ Victim's Daughter 00:10:13:10 "As she was walking up dogs came out of the house.")) Jenah is Kathy Bugbee's daughter. ((Jenah again "the door was open there were three there they started nudging her and circling around her and then one bit her and then two jumped on her and started to attacking her. "00:10:28:14)) The dogs are reportedly newfoundland mixes, one, the victim estimated, weighted close to 120 pounds. The owner was eventually able to pull the dogs off Kathy Bugbee, but not before doing alot of damage to her body. ((00:09:41:06 js says,"oh my god,,,00:09:49:00 OH!)) Jenah showed me pictures of her mother's many gaping wounds, and they are too graphic to include in our story. She has more than 40 stitches and has to go back to the doctor. ((Jenah again 00:11:46:23 "She is actually going back in tomorrow they are worried about infection in the ankle bite they believe that the dog may have bitten into the bone but we need to wait for an MRI to be sure but it keeps swelling more and more." 00:12:00:22)) As for the dogs, because the attack happened on the owner's property according to Vermont law, they are being confined on that property for 10 days to watch for signs of rabies, even though the dogs are registered with the town and have had all their shots. We tried to reach the dog owners by phone but we were not successfull, they did leave an apology note to Bugbee and her family. And the town says they are cooperating with the investigation. Judy Simpson -- channel 3 news -- Burlington.

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This morning the new police chief in Vermont's largest city -- will take office. Incoming Burlington Police Chief Brandon del Pozo is scheduled to be sworn in today. Del Pozo is coming to Vermont from the New York City Police Department, where he served for 18 years. He is replacing retired chief Michael Schirling.

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After a long unsuccessful fight to keep the facilities open, today emergency dispatchers will be forced to say goodbye to their co-workers in Rutland. The 911 call center will be shut down. The Derby site will be closing too as part of a state cost cutting plan. The head of the Vermont State Employees Association says 17 state workers are being laid off. Officials are closing the dispatch centers hoping to save the state 1-point-7 million dollars. But VSEA executive director Steve Howard says the state is now paying remaining dispatchers to drive to work in Rockingham and Williston.

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(TC 00:22:16:09 Tile 6008) ((Steve Howard/VSEA Executive Director "What's happening now is they're having to spend more money to pay for travel time and overtime that's incorporated in that to have people drive significant amounts of time." 00:22:28:06)) Vermont State Police declined an on camera interview. Public Safety Commissioner Keith Flynn has said in the past that the consolidation will not impact the time it takes for first responders to arrive at a scene.

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A big bubble of high pressure remains in control today. This means after any fog burns off, we'll see plenty of sunshine through the day. Despite today being the first day of meteorological fall, is sure won't feel like it; highs will be around 80/87. Dewpoints just above 60 will make it feel a bit sticky too. Tonight is shaping up to be mostly clear with more patchy fog forming. Lows will range from 52/62. Wednesday will likely be the hottest day this week. Highs will bump up to 83/90 under mostly sunny skies. By late afternoon areas near the Canadian border could see a few more clouds. It will also be more humid with dewpoints in the mid 60s. A weak backdoor cold front will move through Wednesday night into Thursday, with a few showers and possibly a thunderstorm or two. Any showers will tend to sink south during the day on Thursday. Highs on Thursday will reach the low to mid 80s. Behind that front we'll clear out all over again on Friday. It will be a bit cooler and less humid, with highs of 75/82. That same old upper-level ridge will nose back in for Saturday, Sunday, and Labor Day. Temperatures will tend to warm up all over again. It will also become more humid again. The good news is that if you have any outdoor plans over the holiday weekend it's looking dry and mostly sunny.

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President Obama is in Alaska to issue a call for action on climate change. But his decision to swap the name of Mount McKinley with its original is also getting a lot of attention. Anne Marie Green reports.

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President Obama continues his climate tour of Alaska today ...hiking to one of the region's melting glaciers. The visit comes just a day after the President called on other nations to take swift action to reverse the effects of global warming. Back in Washington -- some Republican lawmakers are already vowing to fight President Obama's decision --- to rename the nation's tallest mountain located in Alaska. The State Department has released another batch of emails from Hillary Clinton's private account...150 of which, the department says, contained classified information. The latest revelation is raising more questions about Clinton's use of a private email server during her time as Secretary of State. Some political experts say the controversy is already taking a toll on her presidential campaign. And, funeral services will take place today in Roanoke, Virginia for the young cameraman killed last week on live t-v. On Monday, mourners gathered to remember Adam Ward at a visitation held at his high school alma mater. Funeral plans for reporter Alison Parker have yet to be announced. Those are some of the day's top stories. I'm Anne Marie Green CBS News New York.

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Walmart says it will be cutting back on workers' hours to keep a lid on costs. The move comes just four months after it boosted wages for its employees but the company says the cutbacks are only at a small fraction of its stores and are unrelated to the higher labor costs. Walmart also making some news for it's recent decision stop selling semi-automatic weapons at its stores. The retailer says it will instead focus on selling sports and hunting firearms.

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The Economic Policy Institute is out with their list of the priciest places to raise a family in America. But we think many Vermonters will be glad to know the state didn't make the cut. New Yorkers didn't fare as well. Washington DC is the most expensive place to raise a family, where the household income needed to support a family of 4 is just over 106-thousand dollars a year. Number two is Nassau-Suffolk County on Long Island, New York. New York dwellers hold the next two spots as well.... followed by the Stamford-Norwalk area in Connecticut.

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And the city of Charleston saw more than 6 inches of rain in just 6 hours Monday, making it the 5th wettest day ever recorded in the South Carolina city. Flash flooding forced several road closures. There were also a lot of weather-related car accidents and reports of a mudslide in North Charleston.

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A big bubble of high pressure remains in control today. This means after any fog burns off, we'll see plenty of sunshine through the day. Despite today being the first day of meteorological fall, is sure won't feel like it; highs will be around 80/87. Dewpoints just above 60 will make it feel a bit sticky too. Tonight is shaping up to be mostly clear with more patchy fog forming. Lows will range from 52/62. Wednesday will likely be the hottest day this week. Highs will bump up to 83/90 under mostly sunny skies. By late afternoon areas near the Canadian border could see a few more clouds. It will also be more humid with dewpoints in the mid 60s. A weak backdoor cold front will move through Wednesday night into Thursday, with a few showers and possibly a thunderstorm or two. Any showers will tend to sink south during the day on Thursday. Highs on Thursday will reach the low to mid 80s. Behind that front we'll clear out all over again on Friday. It will be a bit cooler and less humid, with highs of 75/82. That same old upper-level ridge will nose back in for Saturday, Sunday, and Labor Day. Temperatures will tend to warm up all over again. It will also become more humid again. The good news is that if you have any outdoor plans over the holiday weekend it's looking dry and mostly sunny.

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Many soaps work hard to kill germs and keep you clean. But they can also be full of chemicals. Gina Bullard explains how one man created a vegan soap. And it's Made in Vermont.

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((nat buzz)) Rick Myer is an artist. ((nat buzz)) He leaves his mark on customers at We the People Tattoo Parlor in Burlington. ((nat)) He cleans the area as he works wiping away excess ink. (00:12:17:27) ((Rick Myer/We the People Tattoo Parlor "it's an all in one product")) He uses Vermont Vegan Supply Tattoo Soap for the job. (00;11:32:15) ((Rick Myer/We the People Tattoo Parlor "as you're opening it up its acting as a healing agent and its not as strong on the skin as a regular tattoo green soap")) Nicholas Shepard started the business in March -- he makes the soap in his Colchester home. (00:02:48:18) ((Nicholas Shepard/VT Vegan Supply "its essentially a liquid soap we decided to pack as many beneficial oils as we can we selected all the ingredients based on what they do for your skin specifically")) Shepard started the business after his wife was pregnant with their second child. Already eating a vegan diet -- the two started looking at their cosmetics and knew they needed a change. (00:05:25:17) ((Nicholas Shepard/VT Vegan Supply "a lot of companies test on animals will put lanolin in their products, animal fats dairy products we gear this towards being a vegan product it cuts down on the amount of possible allergens that people can have")) Instead this soap is made with things like 13 different oils like vegetable coconut and hemp seed. But don't worry Shepard say it doesn't feel oily. (00:07:05:07) ((Nicholas Shepard/VT Vegan Supply "when all those oils become saponified there's no more oil left over or lye leftover")) You can also use the gentle soap after you get a tattoo or even if you don't have any ink. It was just a market that Shepard saw an opportunity. (00:04:05:09) ((Nicholas Shepard/VT Vegan Supply "the healthiest skin possible is going to be the best for a tattoo to be on")) (00:13:20:22) ((Rick Myer/We the People Tattoo Parlor "its really beneficial to healing and the most important thing in a tattoo is to have a flawlessly healed tattoo")) Vermont Vegan Supply Tattoo Soap is sold at We The People and the South Burlington Farmer's market. He hopes to get into parlors around the US. ((nat)) Leaving his own mark on the tattoo industry with Made in Vermont soap. Gina Bullard Channel 3 news Burlington/Colchester.

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In the headlines this morning NY State Police investigate a possible drowning Dean Corren is fighting his alleged campaign violations.. And--UVM launches it's community med school program.

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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. A big bubble of high pressure remains in control today. This means after any fog burns off, we'll see plenty of sunshine through the day. Despite today being the first day of meteorological fall, is sure won't feel like it; highs will be around 80/87. Dewpoints just above 60 will make it feel a bit sticky too. Tonight is shaping up to be mostly clear with more patchy fog forming. Lows will range from 52/62.

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We are expecting to learn more from state police this morning after the apparent drowning of a New York college student. Investigators believe a Plattsburgh State College student drowned in the Saranac River. Troopers were called to the old Oxbow bridge on Kent Falls Road in ((SKYLAR)) Schuyler Falls Sunday afternoon. Witnesses told police that 21-year-old Evan ((GILLY's)) Gillies of Huntington, New York had jumped off the bridge into the Saranac River -- and had not resurfaced. Rescue crews found his body about an hour later. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.

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A former Lieutenant Governor candidate is facing more than 70-thousand dollars in fines for alleged campaign violations. Prosecutors say Dean Corren coordinated with Democrats to send an email which went to 19-thousand people. Corren's attorney argues limiting cash available to a publicly-financed candidate violates the first amendment -- and overly-harsh penalties could ruin a candidate's finances. Attorneys for the state say such candidates waive their rights when they take public dollars -- and argue a new federal case is simply a distraction from charges in state court.

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(00:05:15:00) ((Megan Shafritz - Assistant Attorney General This is purely a procedural measure and tactic to prevent the state from enforcing a very clear state law. I think the court seemed to understand that that action belongs in state court)) (00:02:16:00) ((John Franco - Corren's Attorney it makes it effectively unuseable because nobody's going to risk personal bankruptcy in order to run for office under that statute, that's what we've been saying from the beginning)) The judge ruled that Corren's attorney had not provided enough detail in his filings. He gave him 14 days to do so if the case is to continue.

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Green energy is getting a boost in Brattleboro. The Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation was awarded a 265-thousand dollar grant from the US Department of Commerce. The money will help pay for two major initiatives - a green building cluster study and the Southern Vermont Business Innovation Accelerator. With the closure of Vermont Yankee and the loss of hundreds of well paying jobs-- local businesses leaders say green energy is the way to keep people living and working in the community.

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((Alex Wilson/Building Green Inc.: "we want to start by analyzing what the resources are in the area and what the opportunities are. So, we will be doing and assessment of the local businesses, local organizations, local expertise that can come together to capitalize on this this form of economic development.")) The grant money will also provide funding for strategic planning -- between Vermont, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts.

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Starting tonight -- you can get the chance to see what it's like to go to med school. The University of Vermont College of Medicine is launching its Fall Community Medical School program. The series of lectures will allow people to learn more about a number of topics including L-G-B-T-Q and Health, the impact of concussions in young people -- and using medical data to make good decisions about your health.

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((Dr. Christopher Jones, UVM College of Medicine 01:43 "I want to find a way to communicate what we are able to bring using big data analytics to the person, to personalize their treatments in a way that's meaningful to them.)) The lecture series kicks off tonight in Burlington with the presentation on medical data and runs through December. For times, topics and locations you can visit WCAX.com.

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(anchors introduce gary)

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A big bubble of high pressure remains in control today. This means after any fog burns off, we'll see plenty of sunshine through the day. Despite today being the first day of meteorological fall, is sure won't feel like it; highs will be around 80/87. Dewpoints just above 60 will make it feel a bit sticky too. Tonight is shaping up to be mostly clear with more patchy fog forming. Lows will range from 52/62. Wednesday will likely be the hottest day this week. Highs will bump up to 83/90 under mostly sunny skies. By late afternoon areas near the Canadian border could see a few more clouds. It will also be more humid with dewpoints in the mid 60s. A weak backdoor cold front will move through Wednesday night into Thursday, with a few showers and possibly a thunderstorm or two. Any showers will tend to sink south during the day on Thursday. Highs on Thursday will reach the low to mid 80s. Behind that front we'll clear out all over again on Friday. It will be a bit cooler and less humid, with highs of 75/82. That same old upper-level ridge will nose back in for Saturday, Sunday, and Labor Day. Temperatures will tend to warm up all over again. It will also become more humid again. The good news is that if you have any outdoor plans over the holiday weekend it's looking dry and mostly sunny.

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((TRT: 1:49 ... OC: MIKE MCCUNE)) ((The start of the new season is still two months away, but the UVM men's basketball team has already suffered three losses, the latest coming today as sophomore guard Brandon Hatton has decided to transfer. ----------------- Hatton played in 31 games during his freshman season for the Catamounts averaging just under 4 points a game. Hatton, who was recruited for his long range shooting, shot over 31 percent from 3-point range. His top scoring performance came back on February 7th, putting up a career high 12 points in UVM's comeback win at Stony Brook. Hatton is the third Vermont player to transfer since the end of last season, joining Brendan Kilpatrick and Zach McRoberts. -------------------- the Woodstock Country club hosted the 4th annual Keegan Bradley Charity Golf classic yesterday. The event raising money for Pediatric Cancer research foundation and the University of Vermont cancer center. ------ There were three parts to the day, a clinic with a question and answer period, then groups head out on the course to play 18. That's followed by an auction with some big ticket items. Once again, Bradley had some help on the course. For the third straight year, he was joined by fellow PGA golfer Brendan Steele. Newcomer, Jon Curran was on hand as well. Curran is coming off his rookie season on the PGA Tour. He's a former high school teammate of Bradley's. They just won the CVS Charity Classic in Rhode Island last month. Also here for the very first time, Bradley's Caddie, Steve "Pepsi" Hale. Four years and this event keeps getting better, brining a lot of pride to the Woodstock native. ---------------------- ----- Keegan Bradley/"My whole family comes, all of my uncles. I have two grandmothers here. It's really kind of a family event and the people of Woodstock show up every year and come out to support the event. All of the same people that I grew up with here when I was in elementary school playing golf so it's really a special time." ---------------------- ------ We'll hear more from Keegan tonight at 6pm. 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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Unlike New Hampshire -- it's not often presidental candidates make stops in Vermont. But a GOP hopeful was in Chittenden County last night. Kentucky Senator Rand Paul spoke to a packed barn in Essex -- offering his ideas to solve the nation's fiscal issues. Paul is currently polling around 4-6 percent nationally depending on what poll you look at. In a crowded GOP field -- Paul has often found sharp rhetoric overshadowing -- what he says makes him stand apart.

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((Rand Paul 22:01 I call myself a different kind of Republican because we can actually win in blue and purple states. We think we can compete in Vermont where nobody else can.)) Paul is in the midst of a swing through a host of New England states. He'll make seven stops in New Hampshire over the next two days.

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Meanwhile, the field of candidates running for Vermont governor is growing. Sources tell WCAX Bruce Lisman -- the founder of Campaign for Vermont -- will run as a republican. Lisman is also the former Chairman of the UVM Board of Trustees and a Wall Street executive at Bear Stearns. Previously he said would run to build a better budget for Vermont... improve public education... lower property taxes ... and address the rising cost of health care.

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This morning -- emergency dispatchers will be saying goodbye to colleagues... The 911 call center in Rutland is scheduled to shut down today. The Derby site will be closing too to cut costs. The head of the Vermont State Employees Association says 17 state workers are being laid off. Officials are closing the dispatch centers hoping to save the state 1-point-7 million dollars. But VSEA executive director Steve Howard says the state is now paying remaining dispatchers to drive to work in Rockingham and Williston.

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(TC 00:22:16:09 Tile 6008) ((Steve Howard/VSEA Executive Director "What's happening now is they're having to spend more money to pay for travel time and overtime that's incorporated in that to have people drive significant amounts of time." 00:22:28:06)) Public Safety Commissioner Keith Flynn has said in the past that the consolidation will not impact the time it takes for first responders to arrive at a scene.

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Another reason you might want to crawl back into bed this morning.. New research indicates if you don't get enough sleep -- you're more likely to get sick. University of California San Francisco researchers tracked the sleep patterns of people for a week. After a week, they injected them with the cold virus. They found that people who get seven hours of sleep or more - tend to fare the best. In fact, they say sleep was more important than any other factor, including age, stress or income level, in predicting who would get sick after being exposed to the cold virus.

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((Aric Prather, Ph.D.\UCSF "People that are chronically sleep deprived, who are say getting five or six hours of sleep a night for a long period of time are the ones who have kind of the rundown immune system and are the ones that are particularly vulnerable.)) The study found that people who slept five hours or less were four and a half times more likely to catch a cold. And an extra hour didn't seem to help. Bottom line: shoot for seven hours or more a night.

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

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A big bubble of high pressure remains in control today. This means after any fog burns off, we'll see plenty of sunshine through the day. Despite today being the first day of meteorological fall, is sure won't feel like it; highs will be around 80/87. Dewpoints just above 60 will make it feel a bit sticky too. Tonight is shaping up to be mostly clear with more patchy fog forming. Lows will range from 52/62.

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Welcome Back! It's a growing problem across the country and in Vermont...families caring for loved ones with the Alzheimer's Disease. This morning Jessica Humphrey from Home Instead Senior Care joins us to talk about making businesses more Alzheimer's friendly. Thank you so much for being with us this morning. Key Messages: Q: Talk to me about the challenges people caring for those with this disease face and how we can make it easier for them? Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease or another dementia presents many challenges - among them, feelings of isolation from the community. For many caregivers, the unpredictable nature of the disease can make going out in public with their loved one very intimidating. Families fear their loved one might get confused or lost in public settings or act out in an inappropriate way. An overwhelming number of family caregivers told us in a recent survey that, because of Alzheimer's disease, they leave their home less frequently with their loved one and have a reduced quality of life. Why do you think we've seen these numbers increase so dramatically? According to the World Alzheimer's Association, the number of people with dementia worldwide is expected to grow to a staggering 75.6 million by 2030. Given the statistics, most businesses that deal with the public will be serving people with Alzheimer's and their families. It's critical that local businesses start working now to building Alzheimer's friendly communities to better serve their customers with Alzheimer's and other dementias. WALK ME THROUGH THIS TRAINING Through the Alzheimer's Friendly Business program, Home Instead Senor Care will provide free training to local businesses to equip employees with the information they need to welcome families who are caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's. Through this training, we will educate employees to: o Be aware of behavior associated with Alzheimer's o Be understanding of any challenges someone with Alzheimer's may have o Assist with interactions Additional Messaging: To earn the Alzheimer's Friendly designation, 10% of the businesses employees must successfully complete the training. The designation is valid for two years. At the conclusion of the training, businesses will receive a window cling so families know that it is an Alzheimer's Friendly establishment.

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A big bubble of high pressure remains in control today. This means after any fog burns off, we'll see plenty of sunshine through the day. Despite today being the first day of meteorological fall, is sure won't feel like it; highs will be around 80/87. Dewpoints just above 60 will make it feel a bit sticky too. Tonight is shaping up to be mostly clear with more patchy fog forming. Lows will range from 52/62. Wednesday will likely be the hottest day this week. Highs will bump up to 83/90 under mostly sunny skies. By late afternoon areas near the Canadian border could see a few more clouds. It will also be more humid with dewpoints in the mid 60s.

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Police are trying to figure out who shot up a house in Milton. Residents on Railroad Street reported hearing loud bangs early Monday morning. And police discovered numerous bullet holes in the exterior of a multi-unit apartment building. There were no reports of injuries. Police believe it was an isolated incident. And they're trying to determind who pulled the trigger.

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(( :15 Det. Frank Scalise/Milton PD: We located numerous bullet holes in the side of the show and discovered some evidence at the scene and it will be processed at the crime lab.)) If you heard or saw anything suspicious -- police would like to hear from you.

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After a long unsuccessful fight to keep the facilities open, today emergency dispatchers will be forced to say goodbye to their co-workers in Rutland. The 911 call center will be shut down. The Derby site will be closing too as part of a state cost cutting plan. The head of the Vermont State Employees Association says 17 state workers are being laid off. Officials are closing the dispatch centers hoping to save the state 1-point-7 million dollars. But VSEA executive director Steve Howard says the state is now paying remaining dispatchers to drive to work in Rockingham and Williston.

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(TC 00:22:16:09 Tile 6008) ((Steve Howard/VSEA Executive Director "What's happening now is they're having to spend more money to pay for travel time and overtime that's incorporated in that to have people drive significant amounts of time." 00:22:28:06)) Vermont State Police declined an on camera interview. Public Safety Commissioner Keith Flynn has said in the past that the consolidation will not impact the time it takes for first responders to arrive at a scene.

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This morning the new police chief in Vermont's largest city -- will take office. Incoming Burlington Police Chief Brandon del Pozo is scheduled to be sworn in today. Del Pozo is coming to Vermont from the New York City Police Department, where he served for 18 years. He is replacing retired chief Michael Schirling.


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