Tue 28-JUL-2015 Early A.M. News Script

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New this morning -- a Bennington man is facing charges after a shooting incident this weekend. Police say 51-year-old Evan Ford fired a bullet into the front door of a home around 1:30 Saturday morning. After firing -- they say he burst inside -- and threatened two people in the house. Police say neither person was the one he was looking for -- but he still aimed and pulled the trigger. Thankfully -- the gun didn't go off -- and as he was reloading -- one of the people tackled him. Ford now faces charges of attempted murder -- assault -- kidnapping -- and burglary.

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A state child support specialist will be in court today -- accused of dealing heroin from a state office building. Amateur video shows investigators leading Kasey Caprari out of the office of Child Support in Bennington Monday morning. The investigation involved officers from Vermont - New York - and Massachusetts. Police believe she would find potential customers - through her child support work. She's set to be arraigned today.

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State police say two men pretending to be police officers -- tried to lure a driver from his car. They say just after 10 last night, a driver pulled over on Route 5 near the Coventry Village School after seeing what appeared to be a police car with flashing lights. Police say the two men in that car ordered the driver to put his hands up and step out of his car. The driver got suspicious -- and called 9-1-1. Then the other car sped off heading south on Route 14 towards Irasburg Village. It's described as a silver sedan wtih L-E-D headlights, fog lights, flashing blue strobe lights on front and a unique appearance. If you know anything -- call police.

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A lot like Monday today - hot & humid with a few t-storms. Hotter Wednesday. Thu. could be stormy. Friday nice. Weekend not too bad, but chance for a few t-storms Saturday, and again late Sunday. Better chance for showers, t-storms on Monday.

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This morning -- a former prison employee accused of helping two murderers escape -- will be in court. Joyce Mitchell's lawyer says he's hoping for a plea agreement today. Mitchell -- who was a tailor shop instructor at the Clinton Correctional Facility -- was arrested shortly after Richard Matt and David Sweat escaped on June 6th. She's accused of providing hacksaw blades, chisels, a punch tool and a screwdriver to Matt. Authorities say she agreed to be their getaway driver -- but backed out at the last moment. The 51-year-old pleaded not guilty.

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An elderly man lucky to be alive this morning -- after driving his car into Lake Champlain. This was the scene at Hathaway Point in St. Albans Monday afternoon -- after 82-year-old Horace Riley told police he fell asleep at the wheel. First responders say some trees on the shoreline may have slowed his car as it went towards the water.

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((Capt. Chad Shover, St. Albans Town Fire Dept. 03:32 "he did take out a small tree he did glance a larger ne which actually slowed him down, which probably helped him in the long run otherwise he could have been farther in the lake.)) Riley was able to make it out of the car on his own -- and only had minor injuries.

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A warning for beachgoers in Port Henry. You're going to want to hold off on heading to the waterfront today. The village beach is closed today because of blue-green algae.

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Some people say they're worried about changes to Vermont's 9-1-1 system -- while others -- say it will be a smart move for taxpayers. But consolidating dispatch centers means remaining ones are looking at new technology to do things more efficiently. Shelburne is already using some of that new technology -- called Active 9-1-1. The new program allows dispatchers to use a smart-phone APP to get the closest first-responder to the scene -- something they say is faster than radio technology.

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((Keith Flynn 03:41 We're going to recognizes some advances that technology allows us to move toward with this consolidation.)) Public Safety Commissioner Keith Flynn says this new technology will be affordable thanks to savings from cutting the Derby and Rutland call centers. Within the next few days, those calls will instead go to Willston and Rockingham.

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It was a sticky situation in Keene, New Hampshire yesterday! The fire chief says about 220 gallons of Vermont maple syrup leaked from a large shipping back in a truck Monday afternoon -- and onto Route 101. The road was down to one lane for hours as the mess was mopped up. The syrup was coming from Bascom Maple Farms in Alstead -- and was heading to a food manufacturer. The owner tells us about 75-hundred dollars worth of syrup was lost.

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A lot like Monday today - hot & humid with a few t-storms. Hotter Wednesday. Thu. could be stormy. Friday nice. Weekend not too bad, but chance for a few t-storms Saturday, and again late Sunday. Better chance for showers, t-storms on Monday.

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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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This morning -- a former prison employee accused of helping two murderers escape -- will be in court. And Joyce Mitchell's lawyer says he's hoping for a plea agreement today. Mitchell -- who was a tailor shop instructor at the Clinton Correctional Facility -- was arrested shortly after Richard Matt and David Sweat escaped on June 6th. She's accused of providing hacksaw blades, chisels, a punch tool and a screwdriver to Matt. Authorities say she agreed to be their getaway driver -- but backed out at the last moment. The 51-year-old pleaded not guilty after her arrest.

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The investigation is underway in Burlington this morning -- after what witnesses are describing as a drive-by shooting. Police say one 31-year-old male was shot and wounded outside J-R's Corner Market in Burlington's North End last night. An employee at the store says he was inside when a man stumbled in after getting shot in the leg. The employee tried to help the victim while friends outside called 9-1-1.

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(patricia nieman witness: I was sitting on my boyfriend's porch with my other two friends and then all of a sudden, we heard this big loud pop so I didn't know of course what the hell was going on. Apple: Was it a gunshot you heard? Oh ya, it was a gunshot not a firework.")) JR's Corner Market is on the corner of North and Rose Street -- across from the Sustainability Academy an elementary school. We don't know the victims current condition.

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State police say two men pretending to be police officers -- tried to lure a driver from his car. They say just after 10 last night, a driver pulled over on Route 5 in Coventry after seeing what appeared to be a police car with flashing lights. Police say the two men in that car ordered the driver to put his hands up and step out of his car. The driver got suspicious -- and called 9-1-1. Then the other car sped off heading south on Route 14 towards Irasburg Village. It's described as a silver sedan wtih L-E-D headlights, fog lights, flashing blue strobe lights on front and a unique appearance. If you know anything -- call police.

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An elderly man is safe -- after driving his car into Lake Champlain. This was the scene at Hathaway Point -- after the man told police he fell asleep at the wheel before heading for the water. First responders say some trees on the shore line may have helped to keep things from becoming potentially much worse.

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((Capt. Chad Shover, St. Albans Town Fire Dept. 03:32 "he did take out a small tree he did glance a larger ne which actually slowed him down, which probably helped him in the long run otherwise he could have been farther in the lake.)) The crash is still under investigation but authorities say drugs and alcohol do not appear to be factors.

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A Barnet woman is accused of stealing her car back -- after her license was suspended. Police say just hours after she was arrested -- 27-year-old Amber Bradley went to the tow yard and took her car back without getting caught. Police say they later found the car at her home. She's facing multiple charges.

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Some people say they're worried about changes to Vermont's 9-1-1 system -- while others -- say it will be a smart move for taxpayers. Alex Apple explains.

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When you call 9-1-1, there may be a new voice on the other end of the line. ((Keith Flynn/Public Safety commissioner 01:16 Within the next few days, the 911 call answering capability in Derby and Rutland will no longer be there.)) Meaning emergency calls will go to Williston and Rockingham. A cost-cutting measure by the state. When data shows an influx of calls come in -- the state will staff-up. At slow times, the dispatch staff will be smaller. ((Keith Flynn/Public Safety commissioner 11:30 That's using tax payers' dollars in a smart way.)) But the move concerns some who say the call centers in Shelburne, St Albans, Lamoille and Hartford -- which are not run by the state police -- will need more funding. ((Alex Apple standup 18:51 Here in Shelburne, town manager Joe Colangelo says his call center is already answering more calls than they were accustomed to, but public safety commissioner Keith Flynn says that that the call center here in Shelburne still picks up less than 10% of the state's 911 calls.)) But in documents sent to the joint committee on government operations -- Colangelo asked the legislature to increase the 90,000 dollar stipend to handle an increase in calls. ((Keith Flynn 03:41 We're going to recognizes some advances that technology allows us to move toward with this consolidation.)) Like the new technology Shelburne has already acquired called Active 9-1-1. ((NAT James Mack/Dispatcher 20:39 It just gives them another way of receiving the information from us.)) Shelburne dispatcher James Mack said the new program allows dispatchers to use a smart-phone APP to get the closest first-responder to the scene -- something he says is faster than radio technology. ((21:01 James Mack it gives them another option from the areas where they may have cell phone coverage but poor communications coverage from the conventional radio systems.)) ((Keith Flynn 07:17 We're looking at things like automatic vehicle locators.)) Something Flynn says will be possible thanks to savings from call center consolidation. Alex Apple -- channel 3 news -- Shelburne.

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(anchors introduce gary) A lot like Monday today - hot & humid with a few t-storms. Hotter Wednesday. Thu. could be stormy. Friday nice. Weekend not too bad, but chance for a few t-storms Saturday, and again late Sunday. Better chance for showers, t-storms on Monday.

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Today: Partly cloudy Chance for a few, scattered t-storms Highs: 83 to 90 Wind: Light & variable Tonight: Partly cloudy Chance for an isolated t-storm Lows: 62 to 68 Wind: Light Wednesday: Hazy, hot, humid Slight chance for an isolated t-storm Highs: 85 to 92 Wind: SW 5 to 10 mph Extended: Thursday: Mix of sun & clouds Showers, t-storms, some possibly strong Lows: 62 to 72 Highs: 83 to 90 Friday: Partly cloudy Lows: 58 to 65 Highs: 78 to 85 Saturday: Partly sunny Chance for a few showers, t-storms Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 80s Hyper-Extended: Sunday: Partly sunny Chance for showers, t-storms late Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 75 to 85 Monday: Partly sunny Chance for showers, t-storms Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 75 to 85

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A new poll this morning shows Donald Trump surging to the top of the GOP presidential field in New Hampshire as his republican rivals work to take back the spotlight. Wendy Gillette has the latest on the crowded campaign field.

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(PKG) Mike Huckabee continues to defend his remarks criticizing President Obama and comparing the Iran nuclear deal to the Holocaust. (SOT: Huckabee gfx) He would take the Israelis and basically march them to the door of the oven. The controversial comments have put Huckabee in the spotlight. (SOT Obama) Maybe this is just an effort to push Mr. Trump out of the headlines. Republican rival Scott Walker was left with no choice but to weigh in while campaigning in Illinois. (SOT Walker) I certainly don't use language like that I just tell people why I'm against the Iran deal, it's 'cause it's a bad deal. Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush called the comments 'wrong' during an event in Orlando... he instead *focused* on his ideas for reforming the immigration system: (SOT Bush) "The idea of self-deportation or the idea of rounding people up is not an American value. It's just. I think a great majority of Americans reject that idea." In recent weeks -- many of the Republican candidates have been trying to set themselves apart. The latest poll from Monmouth University shows Trump leading by 12 percentage points over Bush in the crucial state of New Hampshire. (SOT Steve Chaggaris, CBS News Senior Political Editor) I think you're seeing 16 Republicans fighting each other for attention in a very very crowded field. Only the top ten candidates in the polls will make it into the first Republican debate next week in Cleveland. Wendy Gillette for CBS News New York.

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Your trip from Burlington to LaGuardia is going to look different -- starting next year. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the much-maligned New York airport is getting redesigned and rebuilt from the ground up -- to the tune of four BILLION dollars. That money would come from a public-private partnership. A new, unified terminal would more than double the operation space for airlines -- and the airport would also be easier to get to by subway or ferry.

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((SOT Gov. Andrew Cuomo, D-NY "LaGuarda is slow, it's dated, its' a terrible front door entranceway to New York. It's a lost opportunity. It is almost universally decried a poor representation of an airport, let alone a New York airport.")) The first phase of that facelift is set to begin next year.

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A scary scene at a Springfield, Massachusetts fast-food restaurant after a taxi crashes through the store! The cab driver says he lost control when another driver cut him off -- and he smashed into the front of the New York Fried Chicken and Pizza Shop. Remarkably -- no one was hurt. The manager was in the back of the store -- and there were no customers in the way.

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A sticky situation in Keene, New Hampshire had you talking on our Facebook page yesterday! Here's what happened: The fire chief says about 220 gallons of Vermont maple syrup spilled from a truck Monday afternoon -- and onto the road! It was being transported in a large shipping bag -- which started leaking after shifting inside the trailer. Traffic on Route 101 was cut back to one lane for hours as crews tried to mop up the mess.

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((Chief Mark Howard, Keene Fire Dept 01:16 The simple statement is just when you think you have seen it all, you realize you have not.)) ((Chief Mark Howard, Keene Fire Dept 01:34 "the road had quickly become very slippery to the point where some of the cars that were trying to turn into the alternate lane or to slow down or to stop were having difficulty in doing that.)) The syrup was coming from Bascom Maple Farms in Alstead -- and was heading to a food manufacturer. The owner tells us about 75-hundred dollars worth of syrup was lost. Authorities are working with the trucking company to cover the cost of cleaning up the spill.

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And of course this story was liquid gold for our Facebook fans -- with hundreds of you weighing in on the syrupy mess! Yes -- some of you were concerned about the cleanup. Russell White says "I was wondering how they would clean this up when it happened today. You can never really clean it up without hot water. And maybe lots of ants!" That would be such a mess! And Hans Murbe asked the question many of you had on your minds... "Has the five second rule expired?" Many people did NOT want to see that syrup go to waste! Brittany Warner says "NOOOOO!!! They say never cry over spilled milk but spilled maple syrup is a different story!" Isn't that the truth! Urban Trey Martin writes "Now we are dumping milk AND Maple Syrup? What's happening to New England? Next it will be craft beer flooding the streets." Many of you thought it might be the perfect opportunity for a community brunch. Michael Lacharite says "Need a truckload of (Crust - ease) Krusteaz pancake mix." And it's not a half bad idea with this weather! Michael Shedd points out -- "So hot you could cook pancakes on the road -- now we have syrup." What do you think about THAT Gary??

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A lot like Monday today - hot & humid with a few t-storms. Hotter Wednesday. Thu. could be stormy. Friday nice. Weekend not too bad, but chance for a few t-storms Saturday, and again late Sunday. Better chance for showers, t-storms on Monday.

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Are premature babies more likely to have emotional problems as adults? And some heart disease risk factors may also predict Alzheimer's. Eboni Williams reports.

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A new study suggests drinking, smoking, obesity, and diabetes may be problematic for the brain as well as the heart. Doctors in Southern California tracked data from more than 16-hundred heart patients, linking risky cardiovascular factors to early cognitive decline. Researchers in Germany report *very* premature babies face a higher risk of emotional problems as adults. The study focused on about 400 young people and found the group born severely underweight was more *socially withdrawn* and had trouble making friends and staying in a long term relationship. And a new British study of patients with advanced pancreatic cancer.. suggests those who took omega-3 fatty acids with chemotherapy showed a better treatment response *and* quality of life. Those are some of the day's top health stories. Eboni Williams, CBS News, New York.

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In the headlines this morning -- DRUG DEALS -- A child support specialist is accused of dealing heroin from a state building. SEX OFFENDER CAUGHT-- Police track down a man convicted of abusing a child. And ECONOMIC OUTLOOK -- What the latest numbers say about Vermont's economy...

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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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New this morning -- a Bennington man is facing charges after a shooting incident this weekend. Police say 51-year-old Evan Ford fired a bullet into the front door of a home around 1:30 Saturday morning. After firing -- they say he burst inside -- and threatened two people in the house. Police say neither person was the one he was looking for -- but he still aimed and pulled the trigger. Thankfully -- the gun didn't go off -- and as he was reloading -- one of the people tackled him. Ford now faces charges of attempted murder -- assault -- kidnapping -- and burglary.

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A missing sex offender has been caught in Winooski. Greggorie Alexander was convicted of abusing a child in 2009. Last week -- state police put out a warning -- saying he was out of compliance with the sex offender registry and could not be found in Lamoille County. Sunday -- he was found by Winooski police. He's free now on conditions that he give the registry his address and phone number -- and check in with Lamoille County Court this week.

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A state child support specialist will be in court today -- accused of dealing heroin from a state office building. Amateur video shows investigators leading Kasey Caprari out of the office of Child Support in Bennington Monday morning. The investigation involved officers from Vermont - New York - and Massachusetts. Police believe she would find potential customers - through her child support work. She's set to be arraigned today.

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A former CVU para educator is in the clear - after a judge threw out sex charges against her. 25-year-old Julianne Graham was charged in February with sexual exploitation for allegedly having sex with one of her 16-year-old students at Champlain Valley Union High School. But Graham's lawyer argued that she was not under contract with the school during the summer - when the police say the incident occurred. On Monday the judge agreed that under the law - Graham was not technically in a position of power -- and therefore could not exploit the student. Chittenden County State's Attorney is considering an appeal.

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Experts say Vermont's economy is slowly -- but steadily -- growing. Alexei Rubenstein explains what's driving those numbers.

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Vermont's economy is showing signs of improvement -- but it continues to be a long and slow haul -- according to state economists. ((00:14:38 Tile 1770 Slower and longer - just like the recovery, it was slower and longer.)) The five-member state Emergency Board -- Which includes the Governor and top legislative finance leaders -- met in Montpelier to sign off on the latest revenue forecast update -- what economists call only a slight increase from previous forecasts. ((GRFX)) The state is expected to take in about $1.43 billion dollars in the general fund in the current fiscal year -- this includes a forecasted $40 million increase in revenues compared to the January forecast -- 3.2% growth over last year. Most of the increase -- about $30 million in the general fund comes from new tax revenues. Economists say without those tax changes, it would only be about $9 million. Economists say Vermont's 3.6 percent unemployment rate -- now the fourth lowest in the country -- is driving the positive numbers.. ((18:46 Tom Kavet/State Economist "As a general yardstick for what's happening and as a relative yardstick for what's happening between states and between regions, its a good timely indicator.)) ((00:19:43 Jeff Carr/Economist "The number of people that are discouraged and not looking for work has started to trend down as well, and so we're starting to see the types of things that we've kind of been waiting to see the last 2 or 3 years)) The forecast is also bolstered by what they say appears to be an uptick in new Housing construction -- a place where Vermont has lagged behind the rest of country. But they say this slowest recovery in post World War II history also raises concerns -- Especially weakness in personal income and sales and use tax collections -- which they say may indicate an increase in low paying jobs and stagnant wages. (00:27:20 Tile 1776)(( Jeff Carr/Economist "The personal income withholding side of the equation is not exhibitng the kind of growth you expect to see in a normal 2 percent employment, 4 or 5 % personal income growth environment and that still is an issue.)) The governor and the legislature spent much of the last session patching a $100-million dollar hole in the budget. A variety of spending cuts and tax increases did the job. But they will likely face the same challenges again next year. (00:39:45 Tile 1785)((Gov. Peter Shumlin/D-Vermont "We're finally seeing not tons of red ink, but actually small surplus)) (((00:39:45 Tile 1785)((Gov. Peter Shumlin/D-Vermont "We're starting to see some of the fruits of our labor -- we've got more work to do.)) (00:38:35 Tile 1784) ((Rep. Janet Ancel/D-Calais "The good news is that the economy is continuing to recover and its doing it slowly -- that's not neccessarily a bad thing. As the economists pointed out -- the fact that it's a slow recovery means that we're still in recovery mode. We're not at a point now that We're looking at another reccession which if we'd had a very quick recovery we might well be doing.)) As the economists pointed out -- the historical average between recessions comes down to about every five years.. Alexei Rubenstein -- Channel 3 News -- Montpelier

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Governor Maggie (Hass-in) Hassan has signed a bill -- to modernize securities regulations in New Hampshire. The goal is to make it easier for businesses to start up and grow. Hassan says the Uniform Securities Act improves investor protection -- and cuts hurdles for businesses trying to raise capital -- while balancing the state's interest in regulating securities transactions.

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A warning for beachgoers in Port Henry. You're going to want to hold off on heading to the waterfront today. The village beach is closed today because of blue-green algae.

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(anchors introduce gary) A lot like Monday today - hot & humid with a few t-storms. Hotter Wednesday. Thu. could be stormy. Friday nice. Weekend not too bad, but chance for a few t-storms Saturday, and again late Sunday. Better chance for showers, t-storms on Monday.

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Today: Partly cloudy Chance for a few, scattered t-storms Highs: 83 to 90 Wind: Light & variable Tonight: Partly cloudy Chance for an isolated t-storm Lows: 62 to 68 Wind: Light Wednesday: Hazy, hot, humid Slight chance for an isolated t-storm Highs: 85 to 92 Wind: SW 5 to 10 mph Extended: Thursday: Mix of sun & clouds Showers, t-storms, some possibly strong Lows: 62 to 72 Highs: 83 to 90 Friday: Partly cloudy Lows: 58 to 65 Highs: 78 to 85 Saturday: Partly sunny Chance for a few showers, t-storms Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 80s Hyper-Extended: Sunday: Partly sunny Chance for showers, t-storms late Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 75 to 85 Monday: Partly sunny Chance for showers, t-storms Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 75 to 85

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Many of us have questions about tipping -- when should we tip, how much -- and should we tip in cash or credit. New technology has taken some of that guesswork away -- but as Brian Webb explains, it also means some people feel pressured to ALWAYS tip.

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AT THE LOCAL COFFEE SHOP (nat) TIP JARS ARE BEING REPLACED WITH E-TIPPING TABLETS AND APPS THAT LET YOU LEAVE A TIP ON YOUR CREDIT CARD WITH THE TAP OF A BUTTON. SOME PEOPLE LIKE IT. (SOT-Michael Holmberg/Likes E-Tipping) (vo)E-tipping is nice (oc) because I dont have to have change in my pocket. THE PROGRAMS OFTEN GIVE THREE TIP OPTIONS AND THAT LEAVES SOME FEELING COERCED INTO LEAVING A HIGHER AMOUNT. (SOT-MOS) you feel kind of like a jerk if you dont do it right. SOME RESTAURANTS ARE ALSO USING ELECTRONIC TIPPING AND AT SOME SALONS CUSTOMERS CAN USE AN APP TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT, PAY AND TIP BEFORE THEY EVEN WALK IN THE DOOR. (SOT- Ashley Groves/ Dir. of Marketing, Whittl App) Were trying to eliminate that little awkward exchange that sometimes happens at the end of an appointment. So its all done through the app or online. THIS NEW TYPE OF TIPPING IS PAYING OFF FOR WORKERS. (SOT- Emily Darland/Food Truck Owner) Ill take your money however you want to give it to me. STUDIES SHOW PEOPLE ARE MORE GENEROUS WHEN FACED WITH A SCREEN. (nat) we tip based on merit BUT ETIQUETTE EXPERT PATRICIA NAPIER (nah-pee-air) FITZPATRICK SAYS CUSTOMERS SHOULD ONLY TIP IF ITS EARNED. (SOT-Patricia Napier-Fitzpatrick/Eti quette Expert) its up to you how you feel about the service and whether you want to or not, but don feel guilted to do it. Brian Webb, CBS NEWS, New York.

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((TRT: 1:59 ... OC: MIKE MCCUNE)) ((It was championship Monday at Castleton University for the American Legion Baseball Tournament. Three teams, Colchester, Hartford and Rutland, came into the day with a chance to win the title. In the opening game, Colchester jumped out to a big early lead, then held off a ninth inning rally to edge Rutland 9-8. -------------------- that meant it was the Cannons who would face Hartford in the championship game later in the afternoon ... --- Hartford getting on the board in the first ...Jordy Allard lining this one the opposite way to right..Tyler Hamilton will score and it's 1-0 Hartford .. -- Stays that way until the 5th..Cannons tie the game at 1...then Jared Rylant sending this one through the right side...Brandon Arel will score, Ian Machia (May-She) behind him and Colchester takes a 3-1 lead.. -- Hartford not backing down..Codi Smith shooting this back up the middle..Hamilton scores and it's a one run ball game.. -- But the Cannons come up with the big hit in the 7th..with two aboard...Rylant sending this one high and deep to right field and it drops in ..Machia and Derek Sanderson score on the triple and it's a 5-2 Colchester lead.. --- To the 9th..Hartford down 5-3...but down to their final out... Jacob Perkin popping this one to right and the catch is made..Let the dog-pile at the mound begin... Colchester wins 5-3... fourth Legion title for the Cannons in the past seven years after winning in 2009, 2011 and 2013. ---------------------- ------ In the majors yesterday, the Red Sox traded Shane Victorino to the L-A Angels for infielder Jeff Rutledge. It's unlikely to be the only move the team makes before Friday's trade deadline. With your sportswrap, I'm Mike McCune.))

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A lot like Monday today - hot & humid with a few t-storms. Hotter Wednesday. Thu. could be stormy. Friday nice. Weekend not too bad, but chance for a few t-storms Saturday, and again late Sunday. Better chance for showers, t-storms on Monday.

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Many summer camps are rooted in tradition. And in Richmond -- there's a community effort -- to make sure any child who wants to -- can pass those values on. Judy Simpson has the story.

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The name of this summer camp at Camels Hump Middle School in Richmond says it all. Welcome to Our Community Cares Camp. (( kids nat sot .")) Serving children from Bolton, Huntington, Richmond Jericho and Underhill, free. ((Marie Thomas/Camp Director 00:07:25:24 Our Community cares camp is a summer food service program enrichment camp it has a long history in Richmond but we incorporated 7 years ago as a nonprofit we host 90-100 kids per summer for summer camp we have a lot of great activities )) Activities for kids ages 5 to 13. ((Marie again 00:09:56:00" Well we have this camp free for everyone we don't discriminate against anybody camp is open for everyone but it is really intended for children who aren't going to be able to get to summer camp any other way 00:10:11:14 Because we are a summer food service program we are also focusing on children who need that nutritional supplementation in the summer time.")) Older teens, many who have been campers for years, are now hired as counselors and Junior counselors. ((Elise Wyatt/Camp Councilor 00:15:40:03" It is amazing what we do for the kids but I don't think anyone really realizes what they do for us its incredible, so rewarding .")) Encouraging the campers to carry on that tradition. ((Amelia Sanborn/Junior Counselor 00:16:51:05" I really enjoy working with kids they are really cute and really fun to work with I really like it because since I started coming when I was younger I looked up to the councilors.")) There are 29 paid employees and 20 volunteers at Our Community Camp. Marie spends most of the rest of the year raising funds for the camp, which adds up to about 70 thousand dollars to cover salaries and food. And gathering donated materials for campers to create with and play with. ((Emma Fahey/ camper from huntington 00:18:49:14 I like the arts and crafts area its really fun.")) There are many partnerships with local organizations and businesses to pull it all off. Including donations of items from local families, like used crayons, to be melted down to make candles. But perhaps the most important thing that makes this camp successful, is transportation. ((Marie again 00:10:54:22 We are very very fortunate here that we have a very strong partnership with Chittenden East school district and they provide transportation for us, we operate for 4 weeks every summer the same weeks that the summer school operates so they transport our children they pick them up near home and bring them to us in return we provide food for their summer school students so we enhance each others programs." 00:11:17:04)) ((JS SU 00:25:05:14" By the time camp ends on Thursday Marie estimates they will have served almost 6 thousand meals to over 250 children all in the month of July."00:25:15:15.)) Providing meals, a safe place, and building a sense of community are goals these campers embrace. JS Channe 3 news Richmond.

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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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This morning -- a former prison employee accused of helping two murderers escape -- will be in court. And Joyce Mitchell's lawyer says he's hoping for a plea agreement today. Mitchell -- who was a tailor shop instructor at the Clinton Correctional Facility -- was arrested shortly after Richard Matt and David Sweat escaped on June 6th. She's accused of providing hacksaw blades, chisels, a punch tool and a screwdriver to Matt. Authorities say she agreed to be their getaway driver -- but backed out at the last moment. The 51-year-old pleaded not guilty after her arrest.

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The investigation is underway in Burlington this morning -- after what witnesses are describing as a drive-by shooting. Police say one 31-year-old male was shot and wounded outside J-R's Corner Market in Burlington's North End last night. An employee at the store says he was inside when a man stumbled in after getting shot in the leg. The employee tried to help the victim while friends outside called 9-1-1.

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(patricia nieman witness: I was sitting on my boyfriend's porch with my other two friends and then all of a sudden, we heard this big loud pop so I didn't know of course what the hell was going on. Apple: Was it a gunshot you heard? Oh ya, it was a gunshot not a firework.")) JR's Corner Market is on the corner of North and Rose Street -- across from the Sustainability Academy an elementary school. We don't know the victims current condition.

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State police say two men pretending to be police officers -- tried to lure a driver from his car. They say just after 10 last night, a driver pulled over on Route 5 in Coventry after seeing what appeared to be a police car with flashing lights. Police say the two men in that car ordered the driver to put his hands up and step out of his car. The driver got suspicious -- and called 9-1-1. Then the other car sped off heading south on Route 14 towards Irasburg Village. It's described as a silver sedan wtih L-E-D headlights, fog lights, flashing blue strobe lights on front and a unique appearance. If you know anything -- call police.

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An elderly man is safe -- after driving his car into Lake Champlain. This was the scene at Hathaway Point -- after the man told police he fell asleep at the wheel before heading for the water. First responders say some trees on the shore line may have helped to keep things from becoming potentially much worse.

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((Capt. Chad Shover, St. Albans Town Fire Dept. 03:32 "he did take out a small tree he did glance a larger ne which actually slowed him down, which probably helped him in the long run otherwise he could have been farther in the lake.)) The crash is still under investigation but authorities say drugs and alcohol do not appear to be factors.

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A Barnet woman is accused of stealing her car back -- after her license was suspended. Police say just hours after she was arrested -- 27-year-old Amber Bradley went to the tow yard and took her car back without getting caught. Police say they later found the car at her home. She's facing multiple charges.

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Some people say they're worried about changes to Vermont's 9-1-1 system -- while others -- say it will be a smart move for taxpayers. Alex Apple explains.

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When you call 9-1-1, there may be a new voice on the other end of the line. ((Keith Flynn/Public Safety commissioner 01:16 Within the next few days, the 911 call answering capability in Derby and Rutland will no longer be there.)) Meaning emergency calls will go to Williston and Rockingham. A cost-cutting measure by the state. When data shows an influx of calls come in -- the state will staff-up. At slow times, the dispatch staff will be smaller. ((Keith Flynn/Public Safety commissioner 11:30 That's using tax payers' dollars in a smart way.)) But the move concerns some who say the call centers in Shelburne, St Albans, Lamoille and Hartford -- which are not run by the state police -- will need more funding. ((Alex Apple standup 18:51 Here in Shelburne, town manager Joe Colangelo says his call center is already answering more calls than they were accustomed to, but public safety commissioner Keith Flynn says that that the call center here in Shelburne still picks up less than 10% of the state's 911 calls.)) But in documents sent to the joint committee on government operations -- Colangelo asked the legislature to increase the 90,000 dollar stipend to handle an increase in calls. ((Keith Flynn 03:41 We're going to recognizes some advances that technology allows us to move toward with this consolidation.)) Like the new technology Shelburne has already acquired called Active 9-1-1. ((NAT James Mack/Dispatcher 20:39 It just gives them another way of receiving the information from us.)) Shelburne dispatcher James Mack said the new program allows dispatchers to use a smart-phone APP to get the closest first-responder to the scene -- something he says is faster than radio technology. ((21:01 James Mack it gives them another option from the areas where they may have cell phone coverage but poor communications coverage from the conventional radio systems.)) ((Keith Flynn 07:17 We're looking at things like automatic vehicle locators.)) Something Flynn says will be possible thanks to savings from call center consolidation. Alex Apple -- channel 3 news -- Shelburne.

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(anchors introduce gary) A lot like Monday today - hot & humid with a few t-storms. Hotter Wednesday. Thu. could be stormy. Friday nice. Weekend not too bad, but chance for a few t-storms Saturday, and again late Sunday. Better chance for showers, t-storms on Monday.

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Today: Partly cloudy Chance for a few, scattered t-storms Highs: 83 to 90 Wind: Light & variable Tonight: Partly cloudy Chance for an isolated t-storm Lows: 62 to 68 Wind: Light Wednesday: Hazy, hot, humid Slight chance for an isolated t-storm Highs: 85 to 92 Wind: SW 5 to 10 mph Extended: Thursday: Mix of sun & clouds Showers, t-storms, some possibly strong Lows: 62 to 72 Highs: 83 to 90 Friday: Partly cloudy Lows: 58 to 65 Highs: 78 to 85 Saturday: Partly sunny Chance for a few showers, t-storms Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 80s Hyper-Extended: Sunday: Partly sunny Chance for showers, t-storms late Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 75 to 85 Monday: Partly sunny Chance for showers, t-storms Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 75 to 85

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A Republican presidential candidate is standing his ground amid backlash from comments about the recent nuclear deal with Iran. Alison Harmelin explains what was said in our top stories.

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Republican Presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee isn't backing down from his controversial comments linking the Iran nuclear deal to the Holocaust. President Obama is among those who blasted the former Arkansas Governor Monday...saying the words were just part of a larger pattern from some G-O-P candidates...to try to divert attention from Donald Trump. Only the top ten candidates in the polls will make it into the first Republican debate next week in Cleveland. Soaring temperatures are expected to hamper wildfire containment efforts in parts of California. Two of the major ones are threatening thousands of homes in the northern part of the state...near Fresno and Sacramento. Temperatures in the region could approach 100 degrees during the week. And, the Mormon Church is threatening to form its own organization to replace the Boy Scouts of America... after its decision to lift a ban on gay scout leaders. The decision Monday DOES allow religious-backed scout groups to deny leadership positions based on sexual orientation. Still -- the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -- says it's deeply troubled by the new policy. Those are some of the day's top stories. I'm Alison Harmelin CBS News New York.

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A sticky situation in Keene, New Hampshire had you talking on our Facebook page yesterday! Here's what happened: The fire chief says about 220 gallons of Vermont maple syrup spilled from a truck Monday afternoon -- and onto the road! It was being transported in a large shipping bag -- which started leaking after shifting inside the trailer. Traffic on Route 101 was cut back to one lane for hours as crews tried to mop up the mess.

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((Chief Mark Howard, Keene Fire Dept 01:16 The simple statement is just when you think you have seen it all, you realize you have not.)) ((Chief Mark Howard, Keene Fire Dept 01:34 "the road had quickly become very slippery to the point where some of the cars that were trying to turn into the alternate lane or to slow down or to stop were having difficulty in doing that.)) The syrup was coming from Bascom Maple Farms in Alstead -- and was heading to a food manufacturer. The owner tells us about 75-hundred dollars worth of syrup was lost. Authorities are working with the trucking company to cover the cost of cleaning up the spill.

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And of course this story was liquid gold for our Facebook fans -- with hundreds of you weighing in on the syrupy mess! Yes -- some of you were concerned about the cleanup. Russell White says "I was wondering how they would clean this up when it happened today. You can never really clean it up without hot water. And maybe lots of ants!" That would be such a mess! And Hans Murbe asked the question many of you had on your minds... "Has the five second rule expired?" Many people did NOT want to see that syrup go to waste! Brittany Warner says "NOOOOO!!! They say never cry over spilled milk but spilled maple syrup is a different story!" Isn't that the truth! Urban Trey Martin writes "Now we are dumping milk AND Maple Syrup? What's happening to New England? Next it will be craft beer flooding the streets." Many of you thought it might be the perfect opportunity for a community brunch. Michael Lacharite says "Need a truckload of Krusteaz pancake mix." And it's not a half bad idea with this weather! Michael Shedd points out -- "So hot you could cook pancakes on the road -- now we have syrup." What do you think about THAT Gary??

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A lot like Monday today - hot & humid with a few t-storms. Hotter Wednesday. Thu. could be stormy. Friday nice. Weekend not too bad, but chance for a few t-storms Saturday, and again late Sunday. Better chance for showers, t-storms on Monday.

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Do you wish you could create a garden in 30 seconds? Well Gina found out how -- with a product that's made in Vermont.

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((nat in garden)) It's hard to beat -- ((nat)) The satisfaction of reaching down and picking something fresh out of your garden. ((nat)) But lets face it -- not all of us have green thumbs. Neither does Cam Mackugler -- that is -- until now. This 28 year old invented the Seed Sheet. No gardening knowledge -- no gardening experience -- no problem. (00;24:13:10) ((Cam Mackugler/Cloud Farm "the seed sheet is an optimally designed pre-fab garden embedded with non gmo soil and non gmo seeds")) Water soluble pods of seeds are mixed with soil. He sources both from Vermont. The seed and soil pods are attached to a woven cloth -- designed to prevent weeds from popping up. But water -- can still get to the soil. There are 41 different varieties of plants embedded within the 16 different sheets the company offers. Vegetables, herbs, flowers and tomatoes galore. (00:22:21:05) ((Cam Mackugler/Cloud Farm "people like the idea of planting your garden in 30 seconds")) Just lay the seed sheet on tilled soil -- add water -- and voila -- you'll have a garden without weeds in no time. (00:21:12:01) ((Cam Mackugler/Cloud Farm "i wondered how i can condense the process of gardening into a product that enabled anybody anywhere to do so ")) Mackugler created the Middlebury business Cloud Farm after house sitting for a friend -- where he was paid in fresh veggies from their garden. (00:21:01:25) ((Cam Mackugler/Cloud Farm "at that point i was a recent college grad had a small apartment had no land ")) He also didn't know much about gardening -- that's when the idea popped into his head. (00:21:23:20) ((Cam Mackugler/Cloud Farm "the first seed sheet was toilet paper, newspaper paper towel")) After raising 30-thousand dollars through a KickStarter campaign -- Mackugler raised another half-million from investors. He opened the business just last week. You can only buy seed sheets online for now -- Mackugler says they hope to be in big box stores by next spring. Seed sheets come in a variety of sizes -- from the perfect windowsill or fire escape size to big enough to have a summers worth of harvest. Prices range from 35-dollars to 250. (00:24:27:16) ((Cam Mackugler/Cloud Farm "open it up roll it on prepared soil and water for the perfect garden that's planted in 30 seconds")) A Made in Vermont invention taking the pain out of gardening so you can enjoy the fruits of your labor without much labor at all. Gina Bullard channel 3 news Middlebury.

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In the headlines this morning -- DRUG DEALS -- A child support specialist is accused of dealing heroin from a state building. SEX OFFENDER CAUGHT-- Police track down a man convicted of abusing a child. And ECONOMIC OUTLOOK -- What the latest numbers say about Vermont's economy...

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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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New this morning -- a Bennington man is facing charges after a shooting incident this weekend. Police say 51-year-old Evan Ford fired a bullet into the front door of a home around 1:30 Saturday morning. After firing -- they say he burst inside -- and threatened two people in the house. Police say neither person was the one he was looking for -- but he still aimed and pulled the trigger. Thankfully -- the gun didn't go off -- and as he was reloading -- one of the people tackled him. Ford now faces charges of attempted murder -- assault -- kidnapping -- and burglary.

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A missing sex offender has been caught in Winooski. Greggorie Alexander was convicted of abusing a child in 2009. Last week -- state police put out a warning -- saying he was out of compliance with the sex offender registry and could not be found in Lamoille County. Sunday -- he was found by Winooski police. He's free now on conditions that he give the registry his address and phone number -- and check in with Lamoille County Court this week.

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A state child support specialist will be in court today -- accused of dealing heroin from a state office building. Amateur video shows investigators leading Kasey Caprari out of the office of Child Support in Bennington Monday morning. The investigation involved officers from Vermont - New York - and Massachusetts. Police believe she would find potential customers - through her child support work. She's set to be arraigned today.

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A former CVU para educator is in the clear - after a judge threw out sex charges against her. 25-year-old Julianne Graham was charged in February with sexual exploitation for allegedly having sex with one of her 16-year-old students at Champlain Valley Union High School. But Graham's lawyer argued that she was not under contract with the school during the summer - when the police say the incident occurred. On Monday the judge agreed that under the law - Graham was not technically in a position of power -- and therefore could not exploit the student. Chittenden County State's Attorney is considering an appeal.

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State economists say Vermont's economy is slowly -- but steadily -- growing. The state is expected to take in about 1-point-43 billion dollars in the general fund during the current fiscal year. That includes a 40 million dollar increase in the general fund -- about three percent more than last year. Economists are crediting Vermont's 3-point-6 percent unemployment rate for the boost.

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((00:19:43 Jeff Carr/Economist "The number of people that are discouraged and not looking for work has started to trend down as well, and so we're starting to see the types of things that we've kind of been waiting to see the last 2 or 3 years)) (00:39:45 Tile 1785)((Gov. Peter Shumlin/D-Vermont We're finally seeing not tons of red ink, but actually small surplus, small gains and you know it's because hard working vermonters are out there working hard, our jobs are growing, wev'e got the fourth lowest unemployment rate in America and we're starting to see some of the fruits of our labor -- we've got more work to do.)) Economists are still concerned about shrinking sales and use tax collections -- as local businesses lose out to online retailers. They're also worried about flatlining personal income taxes -- which is a sign that the jobs that are bringing down the unemployment rate are lower-wage jobs.

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Governor Maggie (Hass-in) Hassan has signed a bill -- to modernize securities regulations in New Hampshire. The goal is to make it easier for businesses to start up and grow. Hassan says the Uniform Securities Act improves investor protection -- and cuts hurdles for businesses trying to raise capital -- while balancing the state's interest in regulating securities transactions.

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A beach closure in Port Henry to tell you about. Officials there say the village beach is off limits because of blue-green algae. It's expected to be closed tomorrow too.

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(anchors introduce gary) A lot like Monday today - hot & humid with a few t-storms. Hotter Wednesday. Thu. could be stormy. Friday nice. Weekend not too bad, but chance for a few t-storms Saturday, and again late Sunday. Better chance for showers, t-storms on Monday.

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Today: Partly cloudy Chance for a few, scattered t-storms Highs: 83 to 90 Wind: Light & variable Tonight: Partly cloudy Chance for an isolated t-storm Lows: 62 to 68 Wind: Light Wednesday: Hazy, hot, humid Slight chance for an isolated t-storm Highs: 85 to 92 Wind: SW 5 to 10 mph Extended: Thursday: Mix of sun & clouds Showers, t-storms, some possibly strong Lows: 62 to 72 Highs: 83 to 90 Friday: Partly cloudy Lows: 58 to 65 Highs: 78 to 85 Saturday: Partly sunny Chance for a few showers, t-storms Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 80s Hyper-Extended: Sunday: Partly sunny Chance for showers, t-storms late Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 75 to 85 Monday: Partly sunny Chance for showers, t-storms Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 75 to 85

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((TRT: 1:59 ... OC: MIKE MCCUNE)) ((It was championship Monday at Castleton University for the American Legion Baseball Tournament. Three teams, Colchester, Hartford and Rutland, came into the day with a chance to win the title. In the opening game, Colchester jumped out to a big early lead, then held off a ninth inning rally to edge Rutland 9-8. -------------------- that meant it was the Cannons who would face Hartford in the championship game later in the afternoon ... --- Hartford getting on the board in the first ...Jordy Allard lining this one the opposite way to right..Tyler Hamilton will score and it's 1-0 Hartford .. -- Stays that way until the 5th..Cannons tie the game at 1...then Jared Rylant sending this one through the right side...Brandon Arel will score, Ian Machia (May-She) behind him and Colchester takes a 3-1 lead.. -- Hartford not backing down..Codi Smith shooting this back up the middle..Hamilton scores and it's a one run ball game.. -- But the Cannons come up with the big hit in the 7th..with two aboard...Rylant sending this one high and deep to right field and it drops in ..Machia and Derek Sanderson score on the triple and it's a 5-2 Colchester lead.. --- To the 9th..Hartford down 5-3...but down to their final out... Jacob Perkin popping this one to right and the catch is made..Let the dog-pile at the mound begin... Colchester wins 5-3... fourth Legion title for the Cannons in the past seven years after winning in 2009, 2011 and 2013. ---------------------- ------ In the majors yesterday, the Red Sox traded Shane Victorino to the L-A Angels for infielder Jeff Rutledge. It's unlikely to be the only move the team makes before Friday's trade deadline. With your sportswrap, I'm Mike McCune.))

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She's accused of helping to murderes break out of a New York Prison. And today -- Joyce Mitchell will be arraigned. Mitchell -- who was a tailor shop instructor at the Clinton Correctional Facility -- was arrested shortly after Richard Matt and David Sweat escaped on June 6th. Matt was shot and killed three weeks later. Sweat was captured and sent to another prison. Mitchell is accused of providing hacksaw blades, chisels, a punch tool and a screwdriver to Matt. Authorities say she agreed to be their getaway driver but backed out at the last moment. The 51-year-old pleaded not guilty after her arrest -- and her lawyer says he hopes for a plea agreement today.

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The investigation is underway in Burlington this morning -- after what witnesses are describing as a drive-by shooting. Police say one 31-year-old male was shot and wounded outside J-R's Corner Market in Burlington's North End last night. An employee at the store says he was inside when a man stumbled in after getting shot in the leg. The employee tried to help the victim while friends outside called 9-1-1

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(patricia nieman witness: I was sitting on my boyfriend's porch with my other two friends and then all of a sudden, we heard this big loud pop so I didn't know of course what the hell was going on. Apple: Was it a gunshot you heard? Oh ya, it was a gunshot not a firework.")) JR's Corner Market is on the corner of North and Rose Street -- across from the Sustainability Academy an elementary school. We don't know the victims current condition.

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An elderly man is safe this morning -- after driving his car into Lake Champlain. This was the scene at Hathaway Point last night -- after the man told police he fell asleep at the wheel before heading for the water. First responders say some trees on the shore line may have helped to keep things from becoming potentially much worse.

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((Capt. Chad Shover, St. Albans Town Fire Dept. 03:32 "he did take out a small tree he did glance a larger ne which actually slowed him down, which probably helped him in the long run otherwise he could have been farther in the lake.)) The crash is still under investigation -- but authorities say drugs and alcohol do not appear to be factors.

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The Boy Scouts of America has ended the ban on gay adults as Scout leaders. And now after that decision -- the Mormon Church is threatening to form its own organization to replace the Boy Scouts of America. The resoluation passed Monday DOES allow religious-backed scout groups to deny leadership positions based on sexual orientation. Still -- the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -- says it's deeply troubled by the new policy.

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Soaring temperatures around the country are bad news for California firefighters. They're trying to contain two major fires that are threatening thousands of homes in the northern part of the state...near Fresno and Sacramento. 17-hundred acres have burned near Sacramento -- while flames have run through more than 15-hundred acres near Fresno. Temperatures in the region could approach 100 degrees during the week.

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

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A lot like Monday today - hot & humid with a few t-storms. Hotter Wednesday. Thu. could be stormy. Friday nice. Weekend not too bad, but chance for a few t-storms Saturday, and again late Sunday. Better chance for showers, t-storms on Monday.

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Strength Exercises Hammer curls- Low intensity exercise that strengthens the biceps and the forearms Stand up straight with your knees slightly bent. Your feet should be about hip-width apart. Hold lightweight dumbbells down at your sides. Be sure that your palms are facing in. Keep your elbows in. Curl the dumbbells up towards your shoulder. You can choose to do both at once or alternate sides. Lower the dumbbells in a slow and controlled manner. Begin with a set of 10-12 repetitions. Rest and continue with a second set Tricep extension- Low intensity exercise that strengthens the triceps To begin, stand up with a dumbbell held by both hands. Hands should be on the bar, close together, between the two ends of the dumbbell. Your feet should be about shoulder width apart from each other. Slowly use both hands to grab the dumbbell and lift it over your head until both arms are fully extended. The palm of the hands should be facing up towards the ceiling. Keeping your upper arms close to your head with elbows in and perpendicular to the floor, lower the resistance in a semicircular motion behind your head until your forearms touch your biceps. Tip: The upper arms should remain stationary and only the forearms should move. Breathe in as you perform this step. Go back to the starting position by using the triceps to raise the dumbbell. Breathe out as you perform this step. Begin with a set of 10-12 repetitions. Rest, then do a second set.

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This morning -- a former prison employee accused of helping two murderers escape -- will be in court. And Joyce Mitchell's lawyer says he's hoping for a plea agreement today. Mitchell -- who was a tailor shop instructor at the Clinton Correctional Facility -- was arrested shortly after Richard Matt and David Sweat escaped on June 6th. She's accused of providing hacksaw blades, chisels, a punch tool and a screwdriver to Matt. Authorities say she agreed to be their getaway driver -- but backed out at the last moment. The 51-year-old pleaded not guilty after her arrest.

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The investigation is underway in Burlington this morning -- after what witnesses are describing as a drive-by shooting. Police say one 31-year-old male was shot and wounded outside J-R's Corner Market in Burlington's North End last night. An employee at the store says he was inside when a man stumbled in after getting shot in the leg. The employee tried to help the victim while friends outside called 9-1-1

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(patricia nieman witness: I was sitting on my boyfriend's porch with my other two friends and then all of a sudden, we heard this big loud pop so I didn't know of course what the hell was going on. Apple: Was it a gunshot you heard? Oh ya, it was a gunshot not a firework.")) JR's Corner Market is on the corner of North and Rose Street -- across from the Sustainability Academy an elementary school. We don't know the victims current condition.

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A Barnet woman is accused of stealing her car back -- after her license was suspended. Police say just hours after she was arrested -- 27-year-old Amber Bradley went to the tow yard and took her car back without getting caught. Police say they later found the car at her home. She's facing multiple charges.

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A lot like Monday today - hot & humid with a few t-storms. Hotter Wednesday. Thu. could be stormy. Friday nice. Weekend not too bad, but chance for a few t-storms Saturday, and again late Sunday. Better chance for showers, t-storms on Monday.


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