Tue 16-SEP-2014 Early A.M. News Script

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For the second time in as many weeks -- police in st. Albans are trying to figure out who's behind a roadside marijuana grow operation. Police seized about 20 plants Friday off Lapan Road -- about 10 yards into the tree line. Officers say they were brought back to the police department to be destroyed. Back on September 2nd, police found pot plants six feet high -- being grown behind the Wal-Mart in St. Albans. No arrests have been made in either case.

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Blue-Green algae is back in the forefront. Lake Carmi and Lake Champlain--have been among the hardest hit. St Albans brought legislators to the Pavilion Restaurant to explain why lake cleanup is urgent. State Representative Steve Beyor says he believes lawmakers will pass a bill this session.

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((Rep. Steve Beyor/R-Highgate Springs 12:20 I think you're going to find a difference in the legislature this year. 13:54 Q: is it time to ask farmers of both large and small farms to put more skin in the game and start to change some practices. I'm not so sure it's gonna take a whole lot more skin in the game. I think a lot of this is going to go with an outreach program we've got to talk to more of the farmers. I think there needs to be more education on the farming efforts that we do use. 14:18 Duration: 28)) Representatives of the Lake Carmi Watershed Committee told legislators that algae turns visitors away. And towns like St. Albans rely on money from tourism to thrive.

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If you are going through your mail this morning -- be on the look out for bogus bills from Fletcher Allen. The medical center confirms that 38-hundred patients with last names that start with the letters L through Q received old bills. Officials are now trying to figure out what led to the 20-11 bills being sent out.

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((Mike Noble, Fletcher Allen Health Care 00:00:31:00 "it has never happened before so we will be studying exactly what happened and ensure that it doesn't happen again.)) Fletcher Allen says it sends out about 50-thousand bills a month. If you have questions about a bill you've received you're asked to call it's billing center.

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7-day forecast: Showers, mainly early today, tapering off in aftn., with some clearing late. Nice on Wed. A few showers Wed. night, mainly north. Mostly clear Thu. & Fri., but cooler - in fact, cold start to Friday with frost. Warmer weekend. Rain showers late Sunday into Monday.

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For the second time in as many weeks -- police in st. Albans are trying to figure out who's behind a roadside marijuana grow operation. Police seized about 20 plants Friday off Lapan Road -- about 10 yards into the tree line. Officers say they were brought back to the police department to be destroyed. Back on September 2nd, police found pot plants six feet high -- being grown behind the Wal-Mart in St. Albans. No arrests have been made in either case.

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A mess in Berkshire -- when a dumptruck rolled over. State Police say the St Onge truck was carrying sand from a pit to a jobsite in Farifield. The driver went off Water Tower Road causing the loaded truck to rollover. There were no obvious injuries but police say all involved were sent to the hospital just in case. Crews worked for about an hour cleaning up the mess.

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Car crashes are the number one cause of death for children in the United States. That is in part because parents do not install child safety seats correctly. Vermont has more than a hundred-20 certified technicians throughout the state who teach parents proper installation techniques and checks for free. Many are police officers or first responders others are volunteers who have had weeks of training. They were honored in Montpelier on Monday for their work. And what they have found is startling.

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(00:00:49:12 Tile 726_9834_01 ) (( Cpl. Jeff Fontaine/Colchester Police " By our estimation in the state between 80 and 90 percent of the seats that come in just to be checked are generally installed incorrectly or don't have the necessary equipment with the seat or the seats have expired there is a number of different issues surrounding the seats they are producing now." 00:01:07:12)) If you would like to see the full process for properly installing an infant seat -- you can visit our website at wcax.com.

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7-day forecast: Showers, mainly early today, tapering off in aftn., with some clearing late. Nice on Wed. A few showers Wed. night, mainly north. Mostly clear Thu. & Fri., but cooler - in fact, cold start to Friday with frost. Warmer weekend. Rain showers late Sunday into Monday.

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I'm Steve Bottari -- tomorrow morning -- a books over breakfast fit for the season before you head into the apple orchard -- hear from the man who wrote the book on the fruit -- literally. Tomorrow -- on the channel three news. See you starting at five a-m.

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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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New calls to clean up Lake Champlain. As Alex Apple reports -- you could be footing the billl.

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(15:49 Rep. Steve Beyor)(("I hate to be the one that says it. I don't want to raise taxes, but the money has to come from somewhere.")) State Representative Steve Beyor joined fellow legislators in St. Albans -- they came to discuss with residents how to fix what some are calling a crisis -- pollution running into Vermont's lakes. (Larry Myott/Lives on Lake Carmi 9:30)(("The buck stops here today because if we don't do something now, it's going to be too late.")) The pollution is causing blue green algae -- a toxic substance that can make both humans and animals sick. It's driving tourists away and homeowners can't use the lake they love. (12:38 Rep. Steve Beyor)(("I think now people are going to start realizing just how much this lake is worth to the state of Vermont.")) Much of the pollution comes from sewage runoff or farms that fertilize with manure. The legislature considered imposing new environmental protections on even small farms last year -- but when farmers, adamantly objected, the bill died. (david Mills/Pittsford Beef Farmer 32:22-28)(("You've regulated the large farms. You've regulated the medium farms, yet the lake is getting worse.")) But now seven months later, the people of Franklin County want Montpelier to act again. 13:54 Rep. Steve Beyor)(("Q: is it time to ask farmers of both large and small farms to put more skin in the game and start to change some practices. I'm not so sure it's gonna take a whole lot more skin in the game. I think a lot of this is going to go with an outreach program we've got to talk to more of the farmers.")) Beyor wouldn't give details on what new regulations would ask of farmers -- but he believes his colleagues are ready to act. (12:20 Steve Beyor)((" I think you're going to find a difference in the legislature this year")) (4:23 Denise Smith - Friends of Northern Lake Champlain)(("The majority of the money isn't going to the surface runoff from fields so we would argue, yes you've spent money, but have you spent it in the right places.")) One place they want more money spent is on enforcement of farming regulations. Peyor said he doesn't believe stronger enforcement is automatically needed. (14:21 Rep. Steve Beyor)((" It's just that a lot of them don't even know what those standards are.")) But whatever the legislature passes will need funding -- where that money will come from, that's a question yet to be answered. (15:26 Rep. Steve Beyor)(("That's gonna be a good question. I mean let's face it, none of us want to raise taxes.")) Beyor emphasized that the political will to pass legislation will come when Vermonters start to realize this pollution is hurting their wallets. Communities driven by tourism rely on people using the lake to stir their local economies -- without that tourist base, Beyor says homeowners will be forced to pay the difference in taxes. Alex Apple Channel 3 news -- St. Albans.

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If you are going through your mail this morning -- be on the look out for bogus bills from Fletcher Allen. The medical center confirms that 38-hundred patients with last names that start with the letters L through Q received old bills. Officials are now trying to figure out what led to the 20-11 bills being sent out.

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((Mike Noble, Fletcher Allen Health Care 00:00:31:00 "it has never happened before so we will be studying exactly what happened and ensure that it doesn't happen again.)) Fletcher Allen says it sends out about 50-thousand bills a month. If you have questions about a bill you've received you're asked to call it's billing center.

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From world renowned cheese and maple syrup--to companies that run entirely on renewable resources--Vermont businesses big and small -- are making their mark. And there are 25 in particular--awarded for growing the fastest. Shelby Cashman reports.

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(00:02:25:00) ((Barry T. Chouinard "I like to think I've worked 39 years and become an overnight success.")) (00:02:29:08) Barry T. Chouinard has spent those 39 years--helping to make the world--a little more colorful. ((NATS from old pkg?)) Chouinard's company imports shirts and other garments--then uses massive washers and dryers to dye them in thousands of colors, including custom hues. Once the color is just right--the garments are shipped all over the country-ready for logos--or slogans. An open canvas--for any company or occasion. Chouinard's company was among 24 others--to be recognized Monday night at the Double Tree Hotel in South Burlington as one of the fastest growing businesses -- by Vermont Business Magazine. The recipients were separated by category--into the top five business in manufacturing--retail- -service--technology and wholesale. Chouinard says he's seen a 133 percent increase in his business--over the past year. (00:01:42:24)((Barry T. Chouinard "We have found a huge niche in the college market, especially in the big southern schools.")) (00:01:49:11) Also among the recipients--Jay Peak Resort. (00:04:01:16) ((Bill Stenger/Developer "It's about people who are excited about the future of the state, excited about business, excited about investing in our employees.")) (00:04:10:11) Developer Bill Stenger--who has played a key role in developing the Northeast Kingdom--says Vermont business is successful--because of its diversity. (00:05:04:04) ((Bill Stenger/Kingdom Developer "The variety and diversity of the team economy--travel, education, agriculture, and manufacturing in very broad, but its equally balanced.")) (00:05:13:29) As for Chouinard --- he says it's the quality of life that brought him to Vermont-- (00:03:15:01) ((Barry T. Chouinard "We hope to continue to grow, our plan is to keep investing in Vermont, and keep hiring people, right now we probably have about 10 or 15 openings in Vermont.")) (00:03:28:07) And he says its that same quality of life--thats keeps him here. ((SC Channel 3 News))

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(anchors introduce gary) Local temps: warmer this morning - mainly in 50s, some 40s NE temps/radar: lots of 50s, area of rain moving through right now U.S. Clouds/radar: weak cold front coming through northeast right now Forecast clouds/precip.: most of rain coming through in morning, a few lingering showers in afternoon. Chilly again tonight. Most of Wed. okay, but clouds coming in late, more showers Wed. night, mainly north.

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Today: Showers, mainly early Some clearing late Highs: 58 to 65 Wind: S to W 5 to 15 mph Tonight: Mostly clear Areas of fog Lows: 35 to 45 Wind: Light Wednesday: AM sun Increasing clouds late Highs: 60 to 67 Wind: W 5 to 10 mph Extended: Thursday: Partly cloudy Lows: 40s Highs: 50s Friday: Mostly sunny Lows: 27 to 37 Highs: 50s Saturday: Partly cloudy Breezy, warmer Lows: 35 to 45 Highs: 60s Hyper-Extended: Sunday: Partly sunny Chance for showers late Lows: 45 to 55 Highs: 65 to 72 Monday: Mostly cloudy Showers Lows: 50s Highs: 60s

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President Obama has called up the retired Marine General who ran operations in Afghansitan -- to rejoin the fight.... this time against ISIS in Iraq and Syria. They'll meet today as Congress debates whether they'll fund the President's plan. Susan McGinnis has the latest from Washington.

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President Obama meets today with retired Marine General John Allen, to discuss the international coalition being formed to stop ISIS militants in Iraq and Syria. He's coordinating exactly what nearly 40 nations, including Arab allies, will contribute to the fight. (SOT EARNEST) WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THEIR COMMITMENT MATCHES WHAT IS ACTUALLY NEEDED AND THAT WE ARE NOT DUPLICATING EFFORTS. Today's meeting comes after the U-S launched an air strike Monday just southwest of Baghdad. It was the first in an expanded mission to go on the offense against the militants. New York Congressman Eliot Engel says it will take more than U-S action to defeat ISIS: (SOT ENGEL) THIS HAS TO BE A BROAD BASED COALITION SO IT CANNOT BE PERCEIVED WESTERNERS GOING INTO ANOTHER MIDEAST COUNTRY TO TRY TO DO SOME KIND OF REGIME CHANGE. (STANDUP) Today On Capitol Hill -- House lawmakers are expected to begin debate on part of the President's plan to tackle ISIS on the ground -- a 500-million dollar request to train and equip moderate rebels who will battle ISIS in Syria. Many lawmakers are concerned weapons, intended for rebels, could end up in the wrong hands: (SOT: Andrew Tabler/Sr. Fellow, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy) THEY DO NOT HAVE A FORMAL CENTRALIZED STRUCTURE SO IT'S HARD TO KNOW WHICH GROUP'S ARE BEHIND WHICH FLAGS. General Martin Dempsey and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will face tough questions today about that aspect of the president's plan ...when they testify before the Senate armed services committee. Susan McGinnis CBS News Washington.

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Lawyers say they believe the three babies found in a filthy Massachusettes home -- were never alive. 31-year-old Erika Murray was charged Friday with numerous counts including fetal death concealment. Authorities found the bodies of three babies in her vermin-infested home in Blackstone. A medical examiner is determining whether the remains were newborns or fetuses. Prosecutors say the home was filled with dirty diapers piled 2 feet high -- and the remains of several animals. State officials took custody of Murray's four children. She was moved into a special prison unit because her lawyer says she's a danger to herself.

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With images of Ray Rice knocking out his now-wife fresh in their minds, New Jersey lawmakers have passed a package of bills addressing domestic violence. On Monday the New Jersey general assembly unanimously passed six bills that would includ greater legal protection for victims who fight back in self defense. There is also a measure allowing victims to testify trough video -- rather than face their attacker. And there's a bill mandating counseling for offenders. The bills must now pass the senate.

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A wedding nightmare for a New York couple -- after their special day ended in a massive brawl. Police say when they arrived at a country club -- they found more than 100 people fighting in the banquet hall. In total -- 7 police department responded to put an end to the brawl. Officers are looking into what sparked the fight -- but say there were reports someone grabbed someone inappropriately. One person was taken to the hospital. There was minor damage to the banquet hall.

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Most people these days lead very busy lives. That's one reason owners of a local funeral home decided to make saying your final goodbyes a little more convenient. But the funeral home's new Drive-Thru window -- is causing a stir in Michigan. The owner of the Saginaw funeral home -- says he wanted to create a way for people to view their loved ones -- from the convenience of their cars. When you enter the drive-thru -- you can drop a memorial into the memorial box, sign the register book, and sit in your car for three minutes saying your goodbyes. The owner says in the past, the home has allowed family members with disabilities to watch video of funerals online. This option, he says, will make it more accessible for everyone. But the funeral home has gotten a lot of negative feedback from the community. While some appreciate the new techonlogy, many others say it is NOT the way we should pay our respects.

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Also facing negative reviews... Urban Outfitters has caused an uproar -- after releasing a vintage Kent State sweatshirt, which appeared to be covered in bloodstains. In 1970, four students who were protesting the Vietnam War were killed on campus. They died after 67 shots were fired by the National Guard. People across the nation are in shock over the sweatshirt -- unclear if it is a joke. Regardless, no one in northeast Ohio is finding it funny. Kent State officials are calling out Urban -- saying the company is trying to make money off of a tradgey -- with a sweatshirt that is offensive and way beyond poor taste. Urban has not commented. The sweatshirt is listed as 'sold out'.

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A city outside of Seattle Washington -- is cracking down.... on bad B-O. Burien officials passed a new tresspassing law -- that makes it illegal to have offensive body odor around town. The locations they say you can't smell bad include public parks, the library and city hall. But the new rules got a foul reaction from people around town.... Locals say the it is targeting the homeless -- who don't have anywhere to go -- besides public areas. The ACLU is looking into the new ordinance -- to see if it is legal -- to make smelling bad -- Illegal.

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Almanac: chilly start yesterday, but then warmed up and was dry Avg first frost: some avg. Dates of first frosts Fall countdown: down to 6 days NE temps/radar: lots of 50s, area of rain moving through right now

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Doctors are crediting the rise in access to generic drugs -- for allowing more patients to get the medicienes they need....and in some cases, say they're more effective than the brand name ones. Marlie Hall explains why.

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Generic statins are more effective than brand-name statins according to researchers in Boston. The study found that patients who took the generics had an eight percent lower rate of cardiovascular problems and death, than patients who took the brand-name drugs to lower their cholesterol. Researchers say generic drugs are more affordable making it easier for patients to fill their prescriptions and take their medicine without interruptions. A new look at emergency room visits finds the average wait time to see a health care professional is about 30 minutes and the average length of stay is a little more than two hours. Researchers in California say large hospitals and urban hospitals have the longest wait times. They also find, among patients who end up being admitted, the average length of stay in the emergency department is four hours - and a third of that time is spent waiting for a bed to become available. And high-fat dairy products may actually lower the risk of type-2 diabetes. A new study from Sweden found those who ate the most high-fat dairy products, such as milk and cream, had a 23 percent lower risk of developing type-2 diabetes than those who ate the least amount. Researchers say their findings suggest that unlike animal fat, dairy fat may offer some kind of protection against the disease. Those are some of the day's top health stories. Marlie Hall, CBS News.

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Pain at the pump-- concerns that gas prices will go up ... the latest in the case of Allen and Patricia Prue. And Saving lives with safety seat checks.

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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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For the second time in as many weeks -- police in st. Albans are trying to figure out who's behind a roadside marijuana grow operation. Police seized about 20 plants Friday off Lapan Road -- about 10 yards into the tree line. Officers say they were brought back to the police department to be destroyed. Back on September 2nd, police found pot plants six feet high -- being grown behind the Wal-Mart in St. Albans. No arrests have been made in either case.

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A mess in Berkshire -- when a dumptruck rolled over. State Police say the St Onge truck was carrying sand from a pit to a jobsite in Farifield. The driver went off Water Tower Road causing the loaded truck to rollover. There were no obvious injuries but police say all involved were sent to the hospital just in case. Crews worked for about an hour cleaning up the mess.

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A man from West Chazy who was behind bars for killing a jogger while driving drunk -- is back in jail. Steven Baker pleaded guilty last month to 3rd degree attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance. He was sentenced to seven years in jail and three years of supervision once he's out. Baker was convicted in 2008 in the death of Albert Montanaro III in 2006.

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Jurors in Chittenden County set to hear the case of Melissa Jenkins' kidnapping and murder will NOT get a chance to visit the crime scene. Allen and Patricia Prue face kidnapping and first-degree murder charges in the 2012 death of Jenkins -- a St. Johnsbury teacher. Allen Prue's trial is set to begin on October 6th. Prosecutors want to bus the jury to St. Johnsbury -- to see where Jenkins was abducted from her home on Goss Hollow Road -- and where her body was found along the Connecticut River But the judge denied the request, saying prosecutors failed to show the trip is necessary.

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Prices at the pump are getting a closer look this campaign season. Attorney General Bill Sorrell joined Lt. Governor candidate Dean Corren in voicing concerns about higher gas prices in Chittenden County. Sorrell say he has found nothing illegal about the practice, but these candidate are pushing legislation to increase competition in the market. It's legislation that failed to win approval last session.

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((00:05:33 "My hope is that come January, the newly elected legislature, that we will reintroduce the bill and hopefully it will get an airing in both chambers." 00:05:46)) Fuel dealers in Chittenden County have maintained that their higher prices reflect their higher costs -- including transportation of the fuel from farther away -- property taxes and wages.

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Vehicle crashes are the number one cause of death for children in the United States. That is in part because parents do not install child safety seats correctly. Vermont has 126 certified technicians throughout the state who teach parents proper installation techniques and checks for free. Many are police officers or first responders others are volunteers who have had weeks of training. They were honored in Montpelier on Monday for their work. And what they have found is startling.

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(00:00:49:12 Tile 726_9834_01 ) (( Cpl. Jeff Fontaine/Colchester Police " By our estimation in the state between 80 and 90 percent of the seats that come in just to be checked are generally installed incorrectly or don't have the necessary equipment with the seat or the seats have expired there is a number of different issues surrounding the seats they are producing now." 00:01:07:12)) If you would like to see the full process for properly installing an infant seat -- you can visit our website at wcax.com.

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(anchors introduce gary) Local temps: warmer this morning - mainly in 50s, some 40s NE temps/radar: lots of 50s, area of rain moving through right now U.S. Clouds/radar: weak cold front coming through northeast right now Forecast clouds/precip.: most of rain coming through in morning, a few lingering showers in afternoon. Chilly again tonight. Most of Wed. okay, but clouds coming in late, more showers Wed. night, mainly north.

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Today: Showers, mainly early Some clearing late Highs: 58 to 65 Wind: S to W 5 to 15 mph Tonight: Mostly clear Areas of fog Lows: 35 to 45 Wind: Light Wednesday: AM sun Increasing clouds late Highs: 60 to 67 Wind: W 5 to 10 mph Extended: Thursday: Partly cloudy Lows: 40s Highs: 50s Friday: Mostly sunny Lows: 27 to 37 Highs: 50s Saturday: Partly cloudy Breezy, warmer Lows: 35 to 45 Highs: 60s Hyper-Extended: Sunday: Partly sunny Chance for showers late Lows: 45 to 55 Highs: 65 to 72 Monday: Mostly cloudy Showers Lows: 50s Highs: 60s

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A fall hearing could provide the first clue to the fate of the state's recently-passed GMO labelling law. A group of food producers is suing Vermont over the new reqirements. The lawsuit is expected to take years to wind through various courts -- and appeals -- but experts say a first ruling could mirror the final one. Kyle Midura reports.

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Late last week - lawyers for the Grocery Manufacturers Association asked a federal judge to shelve the state's GMO labelling law. It's the latest turn in the challenge to Vermont's first-in-the-nation law, and responds to the Attorney General's call for the case to be thrown out. (00:16:45:00) ((Attorney General Bill Sorrell - D-Vermont our hope is that the court will schedule a hearing for oral arguments sometime in October or November.)) (00:02:10:00) ((Daniel Richardson - Vt. Bar Assn. President-elect what they've done is try to pass through this in such a way that it gets resolved sooner rather than later )) Vermont Bar Association President-elect Dan Richardson says both sides benefit from a speedy resolution. The state could be saved costly legal fees, while the Grocery Manufacturers' Association could be spared from the court of public opinion. Richardson says if the court does not rule against requests from both sides, the legal battle will likely be won before it even begins. (00:02:33:00) (( Daniel Richardson - Vt. Bar Assn. President-elect I can't see the state really having a good position if they lose on this preliminary injunction, same way for the grocer's association if the motion to dismiss is granted.)) (00:03:21:00) ((Daniel Richardson - Vt. Bar Assn. President-elect they're more likely to grant a preliminary injunction because the relief sought is not final )) (nats purchase) Richardson says the state's best chance is if the judge buys its argument that the label provides consumer information, and does not serve as a warning label. He says the Manufacturers' Association has the better chance if it comes down to science, with substantial evidence that GMOs don't carry any ill health effects. (16:58) ((Attorney General Bill Sorrell - D-Vermont we feel good about the arguments that we've made both on the facts and the law)) Vermont-based attorneys for the Grocery Manufacturers' Association did not respond to our interview request. Richardson says whenever the hearing on the motions does occur, the longer it takes the judge to rule, the greater the chances are that it effectively determines the outcome. KM, Ch.3 BTV

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(((The Vermont men's soccer team continues to receive votes in the college soccer news top 30 national poll. The Cats went 1-1 over the weekend at the UAB soccer for the cure classic. UVM's Brian Wright scored in each for the games and was named America East player of the Week Monday. --- High School boys soccer this afternoon, 2-1-1 Milton hosting 2-0 Mt. Abraham. The Yellow Jackets score in the first minute of the game and almost add another one later in the first half, but Nick Sczceciski dives and punches away the shot. It's 1-0 Milton at the break. It stays that way until late in the game, Josh Muir with the high and deep ball, Nick Goodrich heads it to Eric Menard who heads it home. Milton goes on to the 2-0 win. --- From surgery in January, to a national championship in July and a bronze medal at the World Championships last Saturday. It certainly has been an eventful few months for Jericho's Lea Davison. The 2012 olympic mountain biker returned home last night to a hero's welcome. Winning a bronze in Norway September 6th probably wasn't on the radar for Davison when she was having work done on her hip in January. But it just shows the hard work and dedication she put into her rehab while missing the first half of the World Cup season. Given Davison's recent success, there's plenty of reasons to be optimistic about the future. --- (((Lea Davison/"This is a lot of great momentum more than I could ever ask for. To get a World Championship medal is better than what I expected and I'm just excited to see what I can do with a full season of racing and training."))) --- Finally tonight, UVM women's assistant basketball coach and alum Courtney Pilypaitis was in action tonight for team canada against team USA in an exhibition game in Hartford, Connecticut. It's a warm-up for the FIBA world championships, which will be held later this month. Pilypaitis came off the bench and did not score in limited minutes, as the US beat Canada, 76-51. Pilypaitis and company head to Spain for two more exhibition games this weekend. --- That's it for now, Scott Fleishman, channel 3 sports, have a great day.)))

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NE temps/radar: lots of 50s, area of rain moving through right now

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A special birthday today for a very special lady. Her friends call her "Midge" and in Manchester Vermont, she is a living legend. Adam Sullivan reports.

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(photo) On this day, 105-years-old ago, a baby was born in a farm house in Manchester. Directly across the road, birthday balloon dance in the breeze. A picturesque spot in Southern Vermont-- where Mildred Forrest has called home for just about her entire life. ((Mildred Forrest/105-years-old: "We didn't have electricity. We didn't have running water. It was more like camping.")) Midge-- as she is known around town- still has the shoes in the photo. Hand stitched pieces of history that she holds on to like the memories riding her horse to school and working the dairy farm with her late husband. ((Forrest: "if he needed a tractor driver, I was there.")) ((Forrest: "if he needed a truck driver to go to Albany to pick up a load of metal from a ship, I was there.")) On her 105th birthday, she is surrounded by family-- even though only one of her 15 brothers and sisters is still alive to help her celebrate. ((Forrest: "I am very lucky to have my family around.")) Her granddaughter, Hiedi Shaffer, drove over from Seneca Falls New York. ((Heidi Shaffer/Granddaughter: "she is totally on it. To me it is amazing to know someone who is 105-years-old. She can be kind of sassy and sharp-witted.")) She's known for her flowers outside her house with her roots running deep in this community. So much so, this day in Manchester, has been declared "Midge Forrest Day." ((Shaffer: "September 15th is the actual day so my husband and I drove out to spend the afternoon here. We don't want to tire her out though because she has to be ready for her girls later.")) That's right, she still hits the town. ((Forrest: "we have been every place in town so now we are starting over again.")) And as for secrets to her longevity, Midge says it's all about the mind. And going with the flow ((Forrest: "just your attitude towards life and towards people and not be afraid to make changes.")) Changes like getting the first lightbulbs installed in her home, or whatever the latest invention might be. ((Forrest: "everything is pretty easy now. You just push a button and you got whatever you pushed.")) ((nats: snapping photo) Technology I took advantage of as we all celebrate the life of a Vermonter, who is still going strong. Adam Sullivan channel three news in Manchester.

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New York is the latest state to confirm cases of a severe respiratory illness among children. The health department says there are more than a dozen children infected so far with enterovirus D-68. A few of hundreds of cases -- across the country. Federal health officials have said it's an uncommon strain in a common family of viruses that cause infections from late summer into the fall. Respiratory experts say to look for flu-like symptoms... plus wheezing and difficulty breathing.

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(LEAVE SUPER UP FOR ENTIRE SOUND TO COVER TIME/TEMP PLEASE) ((RICH HINCHCLIFFE: there is no treatment for it. It's a virus so you can't give antibiotics. It's so new there's no vaccine for it. We haven't had time to make one yet)) Vermont's health department tells channel three has not seen any reported cases yet...but it is asking the state's hospitals to let them know if any children come in with these acute respiratory problems.

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A mess in Berkshire -- when a dumptruck rolled over. State Police say the St Onge truck was carrying sand from a pit to a jobsite in Farifield. The driver went off Water Tower Road causing the loaded truck to rollover. There were no obvious injuries but police say all involved were sent to the hospital just in case. Crews worked for about an hour cleaning up the mess.

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Blue-Green algae is back in the forefront. Lake Carmi (CAR-my) and Lake Champlain--have been among the hardest hit. St Albans brought legislators to the Pavilion Restaurant to explain why lake cleanup is urgent. State Representative Steve Beyor says he believes lawmakers will pass a bill this session.

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((Rep. Steve Beyor/R-Highgate Springs 12:20 I think you're going to find a difference in the legislature this year. 13:54 Q: is it time to ask farmers of both large and small farms to put more skin in the game and start to change some practices. I'm not so sure it's gonna take a whole lot more skin in the game. I think a lot of this is going to go with an outreach program we've got to talk to more of the farmers. I think there needs to be more education on the farming efforts that we do use. 14:18 Duration: 28)) Representatives of the Lake Carmi Watershed Committee told legislators that algae turns visitors away.Towns like St. Albans rely on money from tourism to thrive.

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Bogus bills from Fletcher Allen. The medical center confirms that 38-hundred patients with last names that start with the letters L through Q received old bills. Officials are now trying to figure out what led to the 20-11 bills being sent out.

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((Mike Noble, Fletcher Allen Health Care 00:00:31:00 "it has never happened before so we will be studying exactly what happened and ensure that it doesn't happen again.)) Fletcher Allen says it sends out about 50-thousand bills a month. If you have questions about a bill you've received you're asked to call it's billing center.

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7-day forecast: Showers, mainly early today, tapering off in aftn., with some clearing late. Nice on Wed. A few showers Wed. night, mainly north. Mostly clear Thu. & Fri., but cooler - in fact, cold start to Friday with frost. Warmer weekend. Rain showers late Sunday into 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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New calls to clean up Lake Champlain. As Alex Apple reports -- you could be footing the billl.

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(15:49 Rep. Steve Beyor)(("I hate to be the one that says it. I don't want to raise taxes, but the money has to come from somewhere.")) State Representative Steve Beyor joined fellow legislators in St. Albans -- they came to discuss with residents how to fix what some are calling a crisis -- pollution running into Vermont's lakes. (Larry Myott/Lives on Lake Carmi 9:30)(("The buck stops here today because if we don't do something now, it's going to be too late.")) The pollution is causing blue green algae -- a toxic substance that can make both humans and animals sick. It's driving tourists away and homeowners can't use the lake they love. (12:38 Rep. Steve Beyor)(("I think now people are going to start realizing just how much this lake is worth to the state of Vermont.")) Much of the pollution comes from sewage runoff or farms that fertilize with manure. The legislature considered imposing new environmental protections on even small farms last year -- but when farmers, adamantly objected, the bill died. (david Mills/Pittsford Beef Farmer 32:22-28)(("You've regulated the large farms. You've regulated the medium farms, yet the lake is getting worse.")) But now seven months later, the people of Franklin County want Montpelier to act again. 13:54 Rep. Steve Beyor)(("Q: is it time to ask farmers of both large and small farms to put more skin in the game and start to change some practices. I'm not so sure it's gonna take a whole lot more skin in the game. I think a lot of this is going to go with an outreach program we've got to talk to more of the farmers.")) Beyor wouldn't give details on what new regulations would ask of farmers -- but he believes his colleagues are ready to act. (12:20 Steve Beyor)((" I think you're going to find a difference in the legislature this year")) (4:23 Denise Smith - Friends of Northern Lake Champlain)(("The majority of the money isn't going to the surface runoff from fields so we would argue, yes you've spent money, but have you spent it in the right places.")) One place they want more money spent is on enforcement of farming regulations. Peyor said he doesn't believe stronger enforcement is automatically needed. (14:21 Rep. Steve Beyor)((" It's just that a lot of them don't even know what those standards are.")) But whatever the legislature passes will need funding -- where that money will come from, that's a question yet to be answered. (15:26 Rep. Steve Beyor)(("That's gonna be a good question. I mean let's face it, none of us want to raise taxes.")) Beyor emphasized that the political will to pass legislation will come when Vermonters start to realize this pollution is hurting their wallets. Communities driven by tourism rely on people using the lake to stir their local economies -- without that tourist base, Beyor says homeowners will be forced to pay the difference in taxes. Alex Apple Channel 3 news -- St. Albans.

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If you are going through your mail this morning -- be on the look out for bogus bills from Fletcher Allen. The medical center confirms that 38-hundred patients with last names that start with the letters L through Q received old bills. Officials are now trying to figure out what led to the 20-11 bills being sent out.

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((Mike Noble, Fletcher Allen Health Care 00:00:31:00 "it has never happened before so we will be studying exactly what happened and ensure that it doesn't happen again.)) Fletcher Allen says it sends out about 50-thousand bills a month. If you have questions about a bill you've received you're asked to call it's billing center.

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From world renowned cheese and maple syrup--to companies that run entirely on renewable resources--Vermont businesses big and small -- are making their mark. And there are 25 in particular--awarded for growing the fastest. Shelby Cashman reports.

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(00:02:25:00) ((Barry T. Chouinard "I like to think I've worked 39 years and become an overnight success.")) (00:02:29:08) Barry T. Chouinard has spent those 39 years--helping to make the world--a little more colorful. ((NATS from old pkg?)) Chouinard's company imports shirts and other garments--then uses massive washers and dryers to dye them in thousands of colors, including custom hues. Once the color is just right--the garments are shipped all over the country-ready for logos--or slogans. An open canvas--for any company or occasion. Chouinard's company was among 24 others--to be recognized Monday night at the Double Tree Hotel in South Burlington as one of the fastest growing businesses -- by Vermont Business Magazine. The recipients were separated by category--into the top five business in manufacturing--retail- -service--technology and wholesale. Chouinard says he's seen a 133 percent increase in his business--over the past year. (00:01:42:24)((Barry T. Chouinard "We have found a huge niche in the college market, especially in the big southern schools.")) (00:01:49:11) Also among the recipients--Jay Peak Resort. (00:04:01:16) ((Bill Stenger/Developer "It's about people who are excited about the future of the state, excited about business, excited about investing in our employees.")) (00:04:10:11) Developer Bill Stenger--who has played a key role in developing the Northeast Kingdom--says Vermont business is successful--because of its diversity. (00:05:04:04) ((Bill Stenger/Kingdom Developer "The variety and diversity of the team economy--travel, education, agriculture, and manufacturing in very broad, but its equally balanced.")) (00:05:13:29) As for Chouinard --- he says it's the quality of life that brought him to Vermont-- (00:03:15:01) ((Barry T. Chouinard "We hope to continue to grow, our plan is to keep investing in Vermont, and keep hiring people, right now we probably have about 10 or 15 openings in Vermont.")) (00:03:28:07) And he says its that same quality of life--thats keeps him here. ((SC Channel 3 News))

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(anchors introduce gary) Local temps: warmer this morning - mainly in 50s, some 40s NE temps/radar: lots of 50s, area of rain moving through right now U.S. Clouds/radar: weak cold front coming through northeast right now Forecast clouds/precip.: most of rain coming through in morning, a few lingering showers in afternoon. Chilly again tonight. Most of Wed. okay, but clouds coming in late, more showers Wed. night, mainly north.

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Today: Showers, mainly early Some clearing late Highs: 58 to 65 Wind: S to W 5 to 15 mph Tonight: Mostly clear Areas of fog Lows: 35 to 45 Wind: Light Wednesday: AM sun Increasing clouds late Highs: 60 to 67 Wind: W 5 to 10 mph Extended: Thursday: Partly cloudy Lows: 40s Highs: 50s Friday: Mostly sunny Lows: 27 to 37 Highs: 50s Saturday: Partly cloudy Breezy, warmer Lows: 35 to 45 Highs: 60s Hyper-Extended: Sunday: Partly sunny Chance for showers late Lows: 45 to 55 Highs: 65 to 72 Monday: Mostly cloudy Showers Lows: 50s Highs: 60s

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Coming out of retirement -- to help the US fight ISIS. Anne Marie Green has the new phase of offensive operations in this mornings world watch.

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President Obama meets with General John Allen - who has come out of retirement to lead the U-S fight against ISIS in Iraq and Syria. The meeting today comes as the US marked the start of a new phase of OFFENSIVE operations against ISIS -- conducting more airstrikes against the group Monday. On Capitol Hill -- Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Martin Dempsey and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel face tough questions about the president's plan to degrade ISIS ...including a request to train and equip moderate rebels inside Syria. House lawmakers begin debating the measure today Later today, the President travels to C-D-C headquarters in Atlanta where he'll outline expanded efforts against the deadly Ebola outbreak. The U-S is sending up to three-thousand military personnel to West Africa -- where the disease is spreading rapidly -- in order to combat and contain the epidemic. The Obama Administration is also seeking 88-million additional dollars to aid in the fight. And, the NFL Players Association has until midnight to file an appeal on behalf of former Baltimore Ravens player Ray Rice. The running back was suspended indefinitely from the league last week after a new video emerged showing him punching and knocking out his future wife in an elevator. The union is expected to fight the suspension on grounds Rice was unfairly punished multiple times for the same offense. Those are some of the day's top stories. I'm Anne-Marie Green, CBS News, New York.

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Most people these days lead very busy lives. That's one reason owners of a Michigan funeral home decided to make saying your final goodbyes a little more convenient. But the funeral home's new Drive-Thru window -- is causing a stir. The owner of the Saginaw funeral home -- says he wanted to create a way for people to view their loved ones -- from the convenience of their cars. When you enter the drive-thru -- you can drop a memorial into the memorial box, sign the register book, and sit in your car for three minutes saying your goodbyes. The owner says in the past, the home has allowed family members with disabilities to watch video of funerals online. This option, he says, will make it more accessible for everyone. But the funeral home has gotten a lot of negative feedback from the community. While some appreciate the new techonlogy, many others say it is NOT the way we should pay our respects.

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Also facing negative reviews... Urban Outfitters has caused an uproar -- after releasing a vintage Kent State sweatshirt, which appeared to be covered in bloodstains. In 1970, four students who were protesting the Vietnam War were killed on campus. They died after 67 shots were fired by the National Guard. People across the nation are in shock over the sweatshirt -- unclear if it is a joke. Regardless, no one in northeast Ohio is finding it funny. Kent State officials are calling out Urban -- saying the company is trying to make money off of a tradgey -- with a sweatshirt that is offensive and way beyond poor taste. The company has since issued an apology. The sweatshirt is listed as 'sold out'.

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A city outside of Seattle Washington -- is cracking down.... on bad B-O. Burien officials passed a new tresspassing law -- that makes it illegal to have offensive body odor around town. The locations they say you can't smell bad include public parks, the library and city hall. But the new rules got a foul reaction from people around town.... Locals say the it is targeting the homeless -- who don't have anywhere to go -- besides public areas. The ACLU is looking into the new ordinance -- to see if it is legal -- to make smelling bad -- Illegal.

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Almanac: chilly start yesterday, but then warmed up and was dry Avg first frost: some avg. Dates of first frosts Fall countdown: down to 6 days NE temps/radar: lots of 50s, area of rain moving through right now

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New York is the latest state to confirm cases of a severe respiratory illness among children. The health department says there are more than a dozen children infected so far with enterovirus EV-D68. Hundreds -- across the country. Federal health officials have said it's an uncommon strain in a common family of viruses that cause infections from late summer into the fall. SO what is it? And anything we can do to stop it from spreading here?

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For that we're joined by Rich Hinchliffe with Central Vermont Medical Center. (nor'easter --- spreading like a blizzard across the country....first off what is this?) (how's it differ from say the flu, or common cold) (what is making this spread so quickly) (vaccine? Any way to prevent?) (seems to be kids -- why just them?) (when is it time to go the hospital) (is it fatal?) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said this year's outbreak is unusually severe and includes serious breathing problems. The virus usually causes mild cold-like symptoms that last about a week. Most children recover without lasting problems. There is no vaccination. Prevention involves hand-washing, disinfecting surfaces and any usual steps to prevent the spread of flu. First identified in California in 1962, EV-D68has been rare in the U.S. The CDC says has confirmed cases in six other states as of Friday.

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Pot Bust-- St Albans police bust a marijuana growing operation.. A west Chazy man is back behind bars... And Saving lives with safety seat checks.

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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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For the second time in as many weeks -- police in st. Albans are trying to figure out who's behind a roadside marijuana grow operation. Police seized about 20 plants Friday off Lapan Road -- about 10 yards into the tree line. Officers say they were brought back to the police department to be destroyed. Back on September 2nd, police found pot plants six feet high -- being grown behind the Wal-Mart in St. Albans. No arrests have been made in either case.

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A mess in Berkshire -- when a dumptruck rolled over. State Police say the St Onge truck was carrying sand from a pit to a jobsite in Farifield. The driver went off Water Tower Road causing the loaded truck to rollover. There were no obvious injuries but police say all involved were sent to the hospital just in case. Crews worked for about an hour cleaning up the mess.

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A man from West Chazy who was behind bars for killing a jogger while driving drunk -- is back in jail. Steven Baker pleaded guilty last month to 3rd degree attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance. He was sentenced to seven years in jail and three years of supervision once he's out. Baker was convicted in 2008 in the death of Albert Montanaro III in 2006.

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Vehicle crashes are the number one cause of death for children in the United States. That is in part because parents do not install child safety seats correctly. Vermont has 126 certified technicians throughout the state who teach parents proper installation techniques and checks for free. Many are police officers or first responders others are volunteers who have had weeks of training. They were honored in Montpelier on Monday for their work. And what they have found is startling.

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(00:00:49:12 Tile 726_9834_01 ) (( Cpl. Jeff Fontaine/Colchester Police " By our estimation in the state between 80 and 90 percent of the seats that come in just to be checked are generally installed incorrectly or don't have the necessary equipment with the seat or the seats have expired there is a number of different issues surrounding the seats they are producing now." 00:01:07:12)) If you would like to see the full process for properly installing an infant seat -- you can visit our website at wcax.com.

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(anchors introduce gary) Local temps: warmer this morning - mainly in 50s, some 40s NE temps/radar: lots of 50s, area of rain moving through right now U.S. Clouds/radar: weak cold front coming through northeast right now Forecast clouds/precip.: most of rain coming through in morning, a few lingering showers in afternoon. Chilly again tonight. Most of Wed. okay, but clouds coming in late, more showers Wed. night, mainly north.

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Today: Showers, mainly early Some clearing late Highs: 58 to 65 Wind: S to W 5 to 15 mph Tonight: Mostly clear Areas of fog Lows: 35 to 45 Wind: Light Wednesday: AM sun Increasing clouds late Highs: 60 to 67 Wind: W 5 to 10 mph Extended: Thursday: Partly cloudy Lows: 40s Highs: 50s Friday: Mostly sunny Lows: 27 to 37 Highs: 50s Saturday: Partly cloudy Breezy, warmer Lows: 35 to 45 Highs: 60s Hyper-Extended: Sunday: Partly sunny Chance for showers late Lows: 45 to 55 Highs: 65 to 72 Monday: Mostly cloudy Showers Lows: 50s Highs: 60s

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(((The Vermont men's soccer team continues to receive votes in the college soccer news top 30 national poll. The Cats went 1-1 over the weekend at the UAB soccer for the cure classic. UVM's Brian Wright scored in each for the games and was named America East player of the Week Monday. --- High School boys soccer this afternoon, 2-1-1 Milton hosting 2-0 Mt. Abraham. The Yellow Jackets score in the first minute of the game and almost add another one later in the first half, but Nick Sczceciski dives and punches away the shot. It's 1-0 Milton at the break. It stays that way until late in the game, Josh Muir with the high and deep ball, Nick Goodrich heads it to Eric Menard who heads it home. Milton goes on to the 2-0 win. --- From surgery in January, to a national championship in July and a bronze medal at the World Championships last Saturday. It certainly has been an eventful few months for Jericho's Lea Davison. The 2012 olympic mountain biker returned home last night to a hero's welcome. Winning a bronze in Norway September 6th probably wasn't on the radar for Davison when she was having work done on her hip in January. But it just shows the hard work and dedication she put into her rehab while missing the first half of the World Cup season. Given Davison's recent success, there's plenty of reasons to be optimistic about the future. --- (((Lea Davison/"This is a lot of great momentum more than I could ever ask for. To get a World Championship medal is better than what I expected and I'm just excited to see what I can do with a full season of racing and training."))) --- Finally tonight, UVM women's assistant basketball coach and alum Courtney Pilypaitis was in action tonight for team canada against team USA in an exhibition game in Hartford, Connecticut. It's a warm-up for the FIBA world championships, which will be held later this month. Pilypaitis came off the bench and did not score in limited minutes, as the US beat Canada, 76-51. Pilypaitis and company head to Spain for two more exhibition games this weekend. --- That's it for now, Scott Fleishman, channel 3 sports, have a great day.)))

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American airstrikes continue in Iraq -- and look likely in Syria -- as U-S diplomats try to get more countries on board the plan to destroy ISIS. Secretary of State Kerry met in Paris with representatives from 26 countries who have signed-on to help battle the group holding territory in Syria and Iraq. President Obama has asked Congress for the authority to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels fighting ISIS on the ground. That vote is expected this week and is likely to pass.

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President Obama is putting boots on the ground in the battle against Ebola. The U-S sending some 3-thousand military personnel to the afflicted region of West Africa to provide medical and logistical support to health care workers. The goal is to train those workers -- and build new health clinics.

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The Massachusetts woman arrested after the bodies of three infants were found in her home -- is in a prison unit for people who could pose a danger to themselves. 31-year-old Erika Murray was charged Friday with fetal death concealment and other counts after authorities found their bodies in her squalid, vermin-infested home in Blackstone. Four other children, ages 6 months to 13 years, were removed from Murray's Blackstone home by the state's child welfare agency about two weeks before a police search revealed the remains of the infants.

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Odile (oh-DEAL) is dumping heavy rains... and strong winds -- that could bring dangerous flash floods and mudslides to places like the American southwest that have already seen their share of floodwaters this month. The once-catagory 3 hurricane delt a blow to the resort area of Cabo San Lucas in Mexico Monday -- stranding tens of thousands of tourists.

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In Vermont -- Blue-Green algae is back in the forefront. Lake Carmi and Lake Champlain--have been among the hardest hit. St Albans brought legislators to the Pavilion Restaurant to explain why lake cleanup is urgent. State Representative Steve Beyor says he believes lawmakers will pass a bill this session. Representatives of the Lake Carmi Watershed Committee told legislators that the algae scared visitors off---taking with them money that usually goes towards the local economy.

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Bogus bills go out to thousands of Fletcher Allen patients. The medical center confirms that 38-hundred people with last names that start with the letters L through Q received old bills by mistake. Officials are now trying to figure out what led to the 20-11 bills being sent out.

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Prices at the pump are getting a closer look this campaign season. Attorney General Bill Sorrell joined Lt. Governor candidate Dean Corren in voicing concerns about higher gas prices in Chittenden County. Sorrell say he has found nothing illegal about the practice, but these candidate are pushing legislation to increase competition in the market. It's legislation that failed to win approval last session.

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((00:05:33 "My hope is that come January, the newly elected legislature, that we will reintroduce the bill and hopefully it will get an airing in both chambers." 00:05:46)) Fuel dealers in Chittenden County have maintained that their higher prices reflect their higher costs -- including transportation of the fuel from farther away -- property taxes and wages.

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

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NE temps/radar: lots of 50s, area of rain moving through right now

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A local business is up for a national award. As Gina Bullard tells us it's their Made in Vermont chocolates that caught the attention of Martha Stewart.

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Business is sweet at Daily Chocolate in Vergennes. ((nat w customer)) The gourmet chocolate shop is constantly busy. Jen Roberts bought the business five years ago as a new venture. The new mom had a 2.5 year old and 6 month old at home but made the decision to jump in with her husband. (01:17:34:21) ((Jen Roberts/Daily Chocolate "we bought the shop i came to work and my husband has been a stay at home dad for the last 5 years")) She makes small batch -- hand cut and dipped chocolates from scratch. (01:20:08:14) ((Jen Roberts/Daily Chocolate "people always comment about how much better our chocolate is and i think thats the biggest reason its fresh")) Roberts has a degree in studio arts -- which she says comes in handy making chocolate. (01:18:22:09) ((Jen Roberts/Daily Chocolate "it was a fun way to fall into something artistic and culinary and everything because i have no culinary training but always baked and cooked so it was something that came naturally.")) Her creations have even caught the eye of lifestyle mogul Martha Stewart. (01:22:08:28) ((Jen Roberts/Daily Chocolate "its my brothers doing")) Martha Stewart is holding an American Made contest -- spotlighting the best products in the US. There are a panel of judges and a people's choice award. Roberts' brother signed her up and now Daily Chocolate is a food finalist -- she hasn't had to send Martha any candy yet. (01:23:21:13) ((Jen Roberts/Daily Chocolate "if you only had one choice one piece to send to martha - j-id probably send her the black rum caramels with sea salt because that's the most popular")) Well that's what we have to try then... (01:24:02:21) ((Jen Roberts/Daily Chocolate "g-martha here she comes - mmm0")) (01:24:16:02) ((Jen Roberts/Daily Chocolate "MMMMM")) Made in Vermont chocolates that could soon be on the national stage. Gina Bullard Channel 3 News Vergennes.


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