Tue 18-NOV-2014 Early A.M. News Script

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A hit and run investigation is underway in Burlington. Police say a man was struck at the intersection of Shelburne Road and Home Avenue around 5-30 last night. Witnesses say the victim was using the crosswalk correctly when he was hit. He was taken to the University of Vermont Medical Center with minor injuries and released. Authorities say the suspect is a heavy-set white male -- who was driving a dark green sedan. Anyone who may have seen the incident should call Burlington police.

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Around the same time last night -- a driver reportedly struck a teen in St. Johnsbury. Authorities say 43-year-old Helene Gallagher was driving North on Main Street when she allegedly hit 16-year-old girl Sofia Kadinoff. Kadinoff was taken to the hospital for a leg injury. The driver is not facing charges.

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Two teens have been arrested for allegedly threatening staff and fellow students at the Laraway School in Johnson. Authorities say a 16-year-old assaulted two deputies as they tried to take him into custody. They say a 14-year-old was arrested without incident. Both boys are awaiting court dates at the Woodside Juvenile Detention Center. One deputy suffered a minor injury to his face.

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A suspended Colchester detective is no longer behind bars -- but headed to rehab in Southern Vermont. Tyler Kinney is facing federal drug and gun charges -- following accusations he stole from the department's evidence locker. His release from jail was delayed -- because prosecutors were concerned about threats -- Kinney allegedly made against a drug partner. Kinney's lawyer says his client denies making the threats -- but agreed to a release plan that involves electronic monitoring.

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(00:00:13:00 John Pacht/Kinney's attorney)(("It was a joint decision based on concerns the US Attorney's Office or Probation office had. We don't have any problem adding this condition so long as Tyler gets the treatment he needs.")) Kinney will undergo treatment for drug addiction at the Serenity House in Wallingford.

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Work is underway to fix problems with the sex offender registry in Vermont. An audit revealed issues -- including the omission of offenders and inaccurate monitoring of how long they stay on the registry. Public Safety Commissioner Keith Flynn told lawmakers -- about new software the state is using to monitor the registry.

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(24:14 Keith Flynn/Public Safety Commissioner)(("The message I got today was the need to make sure we have the collaborative process in place...22:43 We want to make sure that we're protective of the privacy interests and due process rights of those individuals required to be on the registry.")) Flynn says the new software will fix mistakes that led to incorrect information on the online registry.

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7-day forecast: Cold & blustery today, temps dropping into 20s, wind chills in teens & single digits. Clipper brings widespread snow showers late Wed. Into Thu. Friday another cold, blustery day. Warming up over the weekend and into Monday, but rain coming with the warm air.

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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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Nationally, he helped craft Obamacare. But now his remarks about what he calls the "stupidity" of the American people are getting him in trouble. Jonathan Gruber is also on Vermont's payroll -- as one of the architects of the state's single-payer financing plan. And as Kyle Midura found out ...critics want him fired.

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Republican state representatives Kurt Wright, Heidi Scheuermann, and Patti Komline sent a letter to Gov. Peter Shumlin Monday. It calls for the Governor to end the state's relationship with embattled health care policy analyst Jonathan Gruber. He's been under the national microscope since comments he made about his work crafting the Affordable Care Act recently came to light. (Gruber11-Pkg from 11/14/14) ((Jonathan Gruber - Oct. 17, 2013 lack of transparency is a huge political advantage and basically, call it the stupidity of the Amercan voter or whatever, but bascially that was really, really critical to getting the thing to pass)) Gruber currently has a 450-thousand dollar contract with the state of Vermont to help develop the state's single-payer financing plan. During a hearing in Montpelier In 2011, he responded to a a critic's question with a glib remark. (00:01:08:00 -- from PRODUCTION) (( Jonathan Gruber - Feb 20, 2011 Was this written by my adolescent children by any chance?)) (00:43:13:00) ((Rep. Kurt Wright - R-Burlington I think that Mr. Gruber has -- to me -- with those comments has disqualified himself to continue to rake in money from taxpayers who he has actually insulted with his comments.)) (00:38:30:00) ((Gov. Peter Shumlin - D-Vermont not only did he say this stuff, but he thinks this stuff)) Gov. Peter Shumlin trashed the M-I-T Professor and health policy analyst for his comments. But the Governor is keeping him on the payroll. He says Gruber's take on the American public and transparency should not affect his ability to tabulate single-payer's potential impact for Vermont's economy. (00:39:05:00) ((Gov. Peter Shumlin - D-Vermont We are going to continue to have him finish the job that he began, because he's the one who is really digging into the numbers, he's our calculator, he's not doing policy for us, he's not doing advice for us, he's really our calculator)) Gov. Shumlin pledges to deliver a universal care plan by January, but Wright and fellow critics say that's two years after its initial due date ... and suggest the missed deadline as evidence of Gruber's influence. Gruber's contract is nearly up, and the Governor says a plan is almost ready. The Governor did not rule out the possibility of working with Gruber again on future efforts. Kyle Midura, Ch.3 Burlington

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A hit and run investigation is underway in Burlington. Police say a man was struck at the intersection of Shelburne Road and Home Avenue around 5-30 last night. Witnesses say the victim was using the crosswalk correctly when he was hit. He was taken to the University of Vermont Medical Center with minor injuries and released. Authorities say the suspect is a heavy-set white male -- who was driving a dark green sedan. Anyone who may have seen the incident should call Burlington police.

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Around the same time last night -- a driver reportedly struck a teen in St. Johnsbury. Authorities say 43-year-old Helene Gallagher was driving North on Main Street when she allegedly hit 16-year-old girl Sofia Kadinoff. Kadinoff was taken to the hospital for a leg injury. The driver is not facing charges.

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An apparent drug sting -- ends in a gunfire -- and a high-speed chase. Adam Sullivan give us the details.

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Vermont State Police investigators continued to examine the parking lot next to Ferguson Auto in Windsor-- nearly 24 hours after an officer involved shooting Sunday afternoon. An active crime scene that startled some who live in the area. ((John Demasi/West Windsor: "news of an office involved shooting, any sort of chase like that is definitely out of the ordinary. And pretty shocking.")) According to court documents-- Windsor police officers were staked out near the parking lot because they had information about a drug deal that was about to go down. When the suspect arrived-- in a car allegedly driven by 34 year old Jorge Burgos of Quechee-- officers attempted to take the pair into custody. That's when police say Burgos quote "hammered it" driving straight for one of the officers. Court paper say Windsor Police Officer Ryan Palmer-- fired multiple shots at the vehicles, striking Burgos in the arm several times. Burgos and his passenger sped away but were later taken into custody in Claremont New Hampshire. ((Sullivan: "the officer has been placed on administrative leave. The chief in Windsor says it is standard protocol in this type of incident. However, he referred all OTHER questions to the Vermont State Police. The Vermont State Police also declined an on camera interview.")) (francis video) Burgos is no stranger to police. He was in court last year, on unrelated charges, and was wanted by the Vermont Department of Corrections for allegedly not complying with community placement orders. He now faces an additional charge of aggravated Assault on a Law Enforcement officer. Police say the passenger in the vehicle-- 25-year-old Brittany Smith of Plainfield New Hampshire-- had two active arrest warrants from New hampshire for Sale of Heroin and Identity Fraud. More evidence of a heroin epidemic that is gripping the region. ((Demasi: "it sounds like, after enough creditable news reports that there is a problem. And it is definitely at a level that is sort of surprising.)) But, residents in this community say drug related crimes have no place here. ((Demasi: "I don't think people need to be afraid of anything. If they are not getting involved in bad stuff. I don't think bad situations are going to find you unless you find them.")) Which is what investigators say happened in this parking lot. A cross border incident that has landed two suspects once again, on the wrong side of the law. Adam Sullivan channel three news in Windsor.

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A suspended Colchester detective is no longer behind bars -- but headed to rehab in Southern Vermont. Tyler Kinney is facing federal drug and gun charges -- following accusations he stole from the department's evidence locker. His release from jail was delayed -- because prosecutors were concerned about threats -- Kinney allegedly made against a drug partner. Kinney's lawyer says his client denies making the threats -- but agreed to a release plan that involves electronic monitoring.

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(00:00:13:00 John Pacht/Kinney's attorney)(("It was a joint decision based on concerns the US Attorney's Office or Probation office had. We don't have any problem adding this condition so long as Tyler gets the treatment he needs.")) Kinney will undergo treatment for drug addiction at the Serenity House in Wallingford. He still faces federal charges that could get him ten years in prison.

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Burlington City councilors are looking at a plan to divest city funds -- from fossil fuels. The city coucil is considering divesting all public funds -- including the city's pension fund -- from the 200 fossil fuel companies with the largest carbon reserves. The resolution -- would have put this decision on the ballot for voters to voice their opinions. Some city councilors said this would be a strong step in addressing the growing problem of climate change. But -- in a six-to-eight vote --the motion failed. Some councilors said more time and research needs to be put into the issue. So now, they are for pushing a feasibility study at Decembers meeting.

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(anchors introduce gary) Local temps: mainly in 30s NE temps/radar: lots of 30s, some 40s south; lake effect snow to the west, some snow showers in the mountains here Wind chills: teens to the west - coming our way Lake effect snow: 9-18" possible with blizzard-like conditions in western NY U.S. Clouds/radar: front went through yesterday, now we're in an unsettled weather pattern Forecast clouds/precip: some sun today, but also some snow showers, mainly in higher elevations. Lots of snow in western NY and Adirondacks from lake effect snow. A slightly bigger round of snow showers late Wed. Into Thu.

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Today: Partly sunny A few snow showers Cold & blustery Highs: 25 to 32 Wind: WSW 15 to 25 mph Tonight: Variable clouds A few snow showers Cold & windy Lows: 15 to 25 Wind: WSW 15 to 25 mph Wednesday: Partly sunny Chilly & breezy Highs: 25 to 32 Wind: WSW 10 to 20 mph Extended: Thursday: Mostly cloudy Snow showers Lows: 15 to 25 Highs: 25 to 35 Friday: Partly sunny A few snow showers Cold & blustery Lows: 10 to 20 Highs: 22 to 32 Saturday: AM sun Increasing clouds Lows: 10 to 20 Highs: 30s Hyper-Extended: Sunday: Mostly cloudy Scattered rain/snow showers Lows: 22 to 32 Highs: 35 to 45 Monday: Mostly cloudy Rain showers Lows: 32 to 42 Highs: 42 to 52

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MISSOURI GOVERNOR JAY NIXON HAS DECLARED A STATE OF EMERGENCY.... IN ANTICIPATION OF THE GRAND JURY DECISION ON WHETHER OR NOT TO INDICT OFFICER DARREN WILSON IN THE SHOOTING DEATH OF UNARMED TEENAGER MICHAEL BROWN. ________ REPORTS THAT ALONE IS ALREADY ANGERING SOME PROTESTORS.

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--SUPERS-- :00-:04 Monday Ferguson, MO :05-:13 File :13-:22 Anthony Gray Brown Family Attorney :23-:26 File :26-:29 KSDK :29-:35 Facebook :36-:42 Areva Martin Attorney :55-1:06 KSDK :55-1:06 Francis G. Slay Mayor of St. Louis 1:06-1:17 File --LEAD IN-- LAW ENFORCEMENT PREPS IN FERGUSON, MISSOURI, HAVEN'T GONE OVER WELL WITH PROTESTERS. AS PEOPLE AWAIT NEWS OF WHETHER A WHITE POLICE OFFICER WILL BE INDICTED IN THE SHOOTING DEATH OF AN UNARMED BLACK TEENAGER, SOME WONDER IF DECLARING A STATE OF EMERGENCY MIGHT BE TOO MUCH. IF DEMONSTRATIONS DO GET OUT OF HAND, ANDREW SPENCER REPORTS THE FERGUSON POLICE DEPARTMENT WILL HAVE A SMALLER ROLE THAN IT HAS HAD IN THE PAST. --REPORTER PKG-AS FOLLOWS-- PRIMARILY PEACEFUL PROTESTS HAVE, IN THE PAST, TURNED CONFRONTATIONAL. POLICE HAVE BEEN ACCUSED OF PROVOKING THE CROWD, AND MANY PEOPLE ARE DISPLEASED BY THE GOVERNOR'S DECLARATION OF A STATE OF EMERGENCY IN FERGUSON... ( Anthony Gray / Brown Family Attorney ) "I would go as far as to say the entire region is gripped by fear from the announcement of the National Guard: police, grenades, helmets, shields. It's like they're preparing for war instead of peace." IT'S NOT CLEAR WHEN A GRAND JURY WILL HAND DOWN A DECISION ON WHETHER TO INDICT OFFICER DARREN WILSON IN THE FATAL SHOOTING OF MICHAEL BROWN, AND IT'S NOT CLEAR HOW PEOPLE WILL REACT. ( Areva Martin / Attorney ) "People have formed opinions about it. Those that want to believe that Officer Wilson should be indicted, I don't think any decision by this grand jury is going to change their decisions about that." GOVERNOR JAY NIXON SAYS HE'S BRINGING IN THE NATIONAL GUARD AS A PRECAUTION IN CASE THE ANNOUNCEMENT SPARKS VIOLENCE -- LIKE WHAT HAS OCCASIONALLY BEEN SEEN IN THE AFTERMATH OF BROWN'S DEATH. ( Francis G. Slay / Mayor of St. Louis ) "This would be, from our standpoint, a secondary role. We would not have the guard on the front lines interacting with, dealing with, confronting protesters." MEANWHILE, THE ROLE OF THE FERGUSON POLICE DEPARTMENT HAS BEEN DIMINISHED. INSTEAD, THE ST. LOUIS POLICE DEPARTMENT WILL TAKE THE LEAD. I'M ANDREW SPENCER, REPORTING

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Police say a student at a New York college has died from exessive drinking -- and are now trying to determine if hazing was invovled.. 19-year-old Trevor Duffy was found by police at 2-A-M Sunday at the University of Albany. Four other men were taken to the hospital for excessive drinking but they were treated and released. Duffy died yesterday. Police say they're investigating if it was some kind of underground fraternity hazing, and say it was not a school approved organization.

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New York City's Times Square is now home to the largest digital billboard ever. That will be lit up -- today. The New York Times reports the massive billboard spans from 45th street to 46th street along Broadway. Right now it has a countdown clock on it... But later this morning it will display an art exhibit ... Then Google will take over the space next week... The rate for putting an ad on the billboard? According to the New York times -- more than 2-point-5 million dollars for just four weeks.

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Forget Thanksgiving Day openings, and even Black Friday. Many retailers have already started their holiday shopping push. Consumers ready to shop may find some deals now, but many items will be worth a wait. So what should get get now? And what should you wait for? Black Friday... Gray Thursday... Cyber Monday.... It can be confusing when the best deals are... Personal finance experts say there are a few strategies that can help. If you're looking for top toys for kids -- they recommend buying those now -- and not waiting. If it's a gadget like laptops, small appliances and video games -- they suggest picking it up during Black Friday sales. And instead of looking for the best electronics deal on Cyber Monday -- they say that is the best day to snag apparel. If you're looking to do a lot of your shopping online -- a survey by Adobe predicts overall online prices will be at their lowest -- on Thanksgiving day.

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Admit it...you often check facebook at work. Soon you may be able to do it openly -- guilt free. Facebook is said to be testing an office-friendly version. According to the Financial Times, the service is called "facebook at work." It will look and feel just like the social media web site does now. The difference? The service is meant to be about work-life only... For chatting with coworkers and collaborating on office projects. This way--you can have separate personal and work accounts. Facebook is not commenting on the report.

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We may be headed for a chocolate crisis. People are eating more cocoa than farmers can produce, according to two of the world's largest chocolate makers. Mars, incorporated and swiss-based barry callebaut say demand could outstrip supply by 2020. A whopping 70 percent of the world's cocoa is grown in west africa... But a drought and a fungal disease called "frosty pod" is causing many farmers there to switch to other cash crops like corn.

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Almanac: chilly and wet, and snowy, yesterday NE temps/radar: lots of 30s, some 40s south; lake effect snow to the west, some snow showers in the mountains here Wind chills: teens to the west - coming our way Lake effect snow: 9-18" possible with blizzard-like conditions in western NY

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Cutting down cholesterol -- and reducing the risk of a heart attack -- Eboni Williams -- has the details on a new drug in healthwatch.

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A study of 18-thousand heart patients finds the combination drug Vytorin works better than a statin alone at reducing cholesterol and cardiovascular events. Researchers in Boston say Vytorin lowered cholesterol 20 percent further than just the statin Zocor. And that led to a 6 percent drop in heart attacks and strokes. (sot Dr. Christopher Cannon/Study Author, Brigham And Women's Hospital) PIPE 3 13:32:52 how much you lower the cholesterol leads to how much benefit you can get in preventing heart attacks and strokes 33:00 (cont vo) The study was funded by Merck, which makes the drug. (vo) A new study questions whether government recommendations for school meals really help cut down on childhood obesity. The regulations require more whole grains, less saturated fat and more fruits and vegetables. But researchers at Johns Hopkins found most of the whole grains in school lunches are processed and the fruit and milk often contain added sugar. (vo) And smartphone apps to lose weight don't seem to work. Researchers in California found obese patients who downloaded the "My fitness pal" app to record everything they ate and dranků did not lose more weight than obese patients who only used traditional methods to lose weight. That's a look at the day's top health stories. Eboni Williams, CBS News, New York.

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Website Corrections-- lawmakers fix errors on Vermont's sex offender registry arrested--Two teens are accused of making threats at a Johnson school. And new ownership-- the latest financing plan to keep Burlington Telecom afloat

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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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Two teens have been arrested for allegedly threatening staff and fellow students at the Laraway School in Johnson. Authorities say a 16-year-old assaulted two deputies as they tried to take him into custody. They say a 14-year-old was arrested without incident. Both boys are awaiting court dates at the Woodside Juvenile Detention Center. One deputy suffered a minor injury to his face.

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Work is underway to fix problems with the sex offender registry in Vermont. An audit revealed issues -- including the omission of offenders and inaccurate monitoring of how long they stay on the registry. Public Safety Commissioner Keith Flynn told lawmakers -- about new software the state is using to monitor the registry.

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(24:14 Keith Flynn/Public Safety Commissioner)(("The message I got today was the need to make sure we have the collaborative process in place...22:43 We want to make sure that we're protective of the privacy interests and due process rights of those individuals required to be on the registry.")) Flynn says the new software will fix mistakes that led to incorrect information on the online registry.

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It's a done deal -- after years of financial woes -- Burlington Telecom has a new owner. The city council unanimously voted to approve a 6 million dollar bridge financing loan with local investor Trey Pecor--and complete the city's settlement--with Citibank. Under that agreement, the city gets out of a 33-million dollar lease for about 10-million. Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger mayor says taxpayers will be responsible for paying around one million of that. Council members did express remaining concern over the 17-million dollars borrowed from taxpayers to prop-up BT in its first years of operation -- which this deal does not address.

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(02:05:07) ((Jane Knodell/P-Burlington City Council "we want now moving forward to be sure that we every option for maximizing local ownership, for getting the 17 million dollars back, for finding investors and partners whose beliefs are in line with ours.")) (02:05:27) Earlier this month -- the Vermont Public Service Board also approved the plan.

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(anchors introduce gary) Local temps: mainly in 30s NE temps/radar: lots of 30s, some 40s south; lake effect snow to the west, some snow showers in the mountains here Wind chills: teens to the west - coming our way Lake effect snow: 9-18" possible with blizzard-like conditions in western NY U.S. Clouds/radar: front went through yesterday, now we're in an unsettled weather pattern Forecast clouds/precip: some sun today, but also some snow showers, mainly in higher elevations. Lots of snow in western NY and Adirondacks from lake effect snow. A slightly bigger round of snow showers late Wed. Into Thu.

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Today: Partly sunny A few snow showers Cold & blustery Highs: 25 to 32 Wind: WSW 15 to 25 mph Tonight: Variable clouds A few snow showers Cold & windy Lows: 15 to 25 Wind: WSW 15 to 25 mph Wednesday: Partly sunny Chilly & breezy Highs: 25 to 32 Wind: WSW 10 to 20 mph Extended: Thursday: Mostly cloudy Snow showers Lows: 15 to 25 Highs: 25 to 35 Friday: Partly sunny A few snow showers Cold & blustery Lows: 10 to 20 Highs: 22 to 32 Saturday: AM sun Increasing clouds Lows: 10 to 20 Highs: 30s Hyper-Extended: Sunday: Mostly cloudy Scattered rain/snow showers Lows: 22 to 32 Highs: 35 to 45 Monday: Mostly cloudy Rain showers Lows: 32 to 42 Highs: 42 to 52

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A superior court judge called Vermont's practice of sending only male inmates out of state -- unconstitutional. A decision that could impact hundreds of Vermont's prisoners. It's something Vermont has been doing for 16 years -- sending between 200-400 inmates out of state to alleviate an overcrowding problem. Now one judge's decision could force the department's to change its policies. Alex Apple reports.

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The state of Vermont considers Michael Carpenter a habitual offender -- convicted of numerous theft charges. So the state sent him to serve his multi-year prison sentence in Kentucky. Now a judge has ordered Carpenter be sent back to Vermont because he is a father of twins -- hoping to still see his kids. (5:46 Andy Pallito/Department of Corrections Commissioner)(("the department needs to more heavily consider parenting when making decisions to send out of state.")) When Carpenter was incarcerated in Vermont, his children made frequent visits -- but they could not afford trips to Kentucky. Washington Superior Court Judge Helen Toor called the state's practice of sending just males out of state, unconstitutional. (Andy Pallito/Department of Corrections Commissioner 4:58)(("This case is a gender equality case where the judge found we don't treat men and women equally when making out of state decisions.")) Pallito says his department sends only males out of state because of overcrowding-- a problem the state does not have with women. He says the judge's decision is proof the state did not adequately show why overcrowding is dangerous. (6:57 Andy Pallito)(("It leads to more assaults, fighting, inmate on staff issues.")) The state will not appeal -- but Pallito says Toor's decision could have implications for all Vermont's offenders if a future lawsuit is filed. The state could be forced to send either men AND women out of state or no one at all. (15:29 Allen Gilbert/American Civil Liberties Union)(("We think it's actually an infringement on mens rights and womens right when they're inamtes and sent out of state.")) Allen Gilbert of the American Civil Liberties Union agrees the state sends prisoners out of state because it lacks resources. (16:12 Allen Gilbert/ACLU)(("The state has not been able to solve the problem of how you can transtion more inmates out of jail more quickly and it's because there is not enough housing for them.")) And Pallito admits the housing problem is one he's not sure how the legislature would fix. 6:44 Andy Pallito)(("Vermont doesn't overcrowd it's facilities as a general rule. We operate within our stated capacities. What this ruling will lead us to do is better quantify what overcrowding will lead to.")) ((AA Channel 3 News))

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(((I think you can expect the unexpected with The UVM men's basketball team this season. The Cats fall at Canisius Saturday, a team picked to finish tenth in the MAAC, but beat Siena tonight, a team that was picked to finish second in the MAAC. The Cats had won the previous four meetings with Siena. The Saints unveling their CBI championship banner before the game Back and forth first half, Ernie Duncan to Ethan O'Day. Cats up 6. Duncan leaves the game in the second half with an apparent back injury. Kurt Steidel knocks down back to back 3's. We are tied at 20. But Siena gets the edge going into the break, Evan Hymes Burries three. 37-36 Saints. Siena's lead increasing in the second half, Hymes to Rob Poole for 2 of his game high, 22 points. Siena up by as many as 9. But here come the Cats, a 22-3 run over the next 5 minutes. O'Day inside, he was 8 for 8 from the floor with 20 points. Vermont down 3. Then it's the freshman Trae Bell Haynes going to work. His second straigh game with double digits putting in 16 off the bench. Make it five straight over Siena, Vermont picks up its first win of the season, 84-76 the final. The Cats host Southern Vermont in the home opener Wednesday. ---- The UVM women's basketball team is back in action tomorrow. The Cats, in search of that first win, host Bryant University. --- The Norwich football team has one more game to play. The Cadets have been selected to host the ECAC Northeast Bowl Game. Norwich will face Salve Regina Saturday at 12pm at Sabine Field. This is the third straight year the Cadets will play in the ECAC northeast Bowl Game. The Cadets finished the regular season, 7-3 overall, 5-2 in the ECFC, that includes a 20 point loss to rival Castleton over the weekend. --- The Dartmouth men's soccer team is heading to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2011. The Big Green hosts Fordham in a first round matchup Thursday night at 5pm at Burnham Field. Dartmouth clinched an automatic bid to the NCAA's by winning the Ivy League championships with a 3-0 shutout of Brown Saturday night in Hanover. The winner of Thursday's game between the Big Green and Fordham will travel to Providence on Sunday for a second round matchup. Dartmouth is 5-1 all-time in NCAA Tournament games played in Hanover. --- That's it for now, Scott Fleishman, channel 3 sports, have a greta day.)))

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NE temps/radar: lots of 30s, some 40s south; lake effect snow to the west, some snow showers in the mountains here Wind chills: teens to the west - coming our way

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World War Two veterans from Vermont -- received the highest decoration -- from France today. Darren Perron has the story.

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((2:43 Oh say you can see ....*keep music under* )) Pride. ((Gov. Shumlin: 14:23 The free world would not stand free if not for you.)) Patriotism. ((7:25 With liberty and justice for all.)) Top military honors. For three Vermonters. Three veterans -- of World War Two. ((Gov, French Consulate and Adj. General enter statehouse)) The French Consulate, Honorable Fabien Fieshchi came to Vermont to deliver the three vets -- the French Legion of Honor -- France's oldest -- and highest military award. It's presented -- to those who helped liberate France from Nazi occupation. ((22:23 Honorable Fabien Fieshchi / French Consulate: Mr. Breslend, Mr. Pilus, Mr. Bergeron we are grateful to you for your heroic actions. In spite of constant exposure to danger, you and your showed extraodinary courage and bravery throughout your service in france. )) ((applause)) 88 year-old, Donald Breslend, of Springfield -- was a combat infantryman from 1944-1946 -- and was wounded during the Battle of the Bulge. He returned to service -- after treatment. ((26:15 presentation in French to Bresland)) 98 year-old, Harold Bergeron, of Essex Junction -- fought his way through France for three years -- to reach the Battle of the Bulge. His company -- lost 800 men along the way. ((25:35 Thank you, sir.)) And 91 year-old Leonard Pilus, also of Essex Junction, was part of the first wave of servicemen to reach Omaha Beach on D-Day. He spent ten days under enemy fire. ((27:50 presentation in French)) ((24:11 Honorable Fabien Fieshchi/France: Thank you for your courage and dedication. It is truly a privilege to decorate you today with the Legion of Honor as a token of France's eternal gratitude.)) ((DP Channel 3 News))

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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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Nationally, he helped craft Obamacare. But now his remarks about what he calls the "stupidity" of the American people are getting him in trouble. Jonathan Gruber is also on Vermont's payroll -- as one of the architects of the state's single-payer financing plan. And as Kyle Midura found out ...critics want him fired.

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Republican state representatives Kurt Wright, Heidi Scheuermann, and Patti Komline sent a letter to Gov. Peter Shumlin Monday. It calls for the Governor to end the state's relationship with embattled health care policy analyst Jonathan Gruber. He's been under the national microscope since comments he made about his work crafting the Affordable Care Act recently came to light. (Gruber11-Pkg from 11/14/14) ((Jonathan Gruber - Oct. 17, 2013 lack of transparency is a huge political advantage and basically, call it the stupidity of the Amercan voter or whatever, but bascially that was really, really critical to getting the thing to pass)) Gruber currently has a 450-thousand dollar contract with the state of Vermont to help develop the state's single-payer financing plan. During a hearing in Montpelier In 2011, he responded to a a critic's question with a glib remark. (00:01:08:00 -- from PRODUCTION) (( Jonathan Gruber - Feb 20, 2011 Was this written by my adolescent children by any chance?)) (00:43:13:00) ((Rep. Kurt Wright - R-Burlington I think that Mr. Gruber has -- to me -- with those comments has disqualified himself to continue to rake in money from taxpayers who he has actually insulted with his comments.)) (00:38:30:00) ((Gov. Peter Shumlin - D-Vermont not only did he say this stuff, but he thinks this stuff)) Gov. Peter Shumlin trashed the M-I-T Professor and health policy analyst for his comments. But the Governor is keeping him on the payroll. He says Gruber's take on the American public and transparency should not affect his ability to tabulate single-payer's potential impact for Vermont's economy. (00:39:05:00) ((Gov. Peter Shumlin - D-Vermont We are going to continue to have him finish the job that he began, because he's the one who is really digging into the numbers, he's our calculator, he's not doing policy for us, he's not doing advice for us, he's really our calculator)) Gov. Shumlin pledges to deliver a universal care plan by January, but Wright and fellow critics say that's two years after its initial due date ... and suggest the missed deadline as evidence of Gruber's influence. Gruber's contract is nearly up, and the Governor says a plan is almost ready. The Governor did not rule out the possibility of working with Gruber again on future efforts. Kyle Midura, Ch.3 Burlington

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A hit and run investigation is underway in Burlington. Police say a man was struck at the intersection of Shelburne Road and Home Avenue around 5-30 last night. Witnesses say the victim was using the crosswalk correctly when he was hit. He was taken to the University of Vermont Medical Center with minor injuries and released. Authorities say the suspect is a heavy-set white male -- who was driving a dark green sedan. Anyone who may have seen the incident should call Burlington police.

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Around the same time last night -- a driver reportedly struck a teen in St. Johnsbury. Authorities say 43-year-old Helene Gallagher was driving North on Main Street when she allegedly hit 16-year-old girl Sofia Kadinoff. Kadinoff was taken to the hospital for a leg injury. The driver is not facing charges.

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An apparent drug sting -- ends in a gunfire -- and a high-speed chase. Adam Sullivan give us the details.

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Vermont State Police investigators continued to examine the parking lot next to Ferguson Auto in Windsor-- nearly 24 hours after an officer involved shooting Sunday afternoon. An active crime scene that startled some who live in the area. ((John Demasi/West Windsor: "news of an office involved shooting, any sort of chase like that is definitely out of the ordinary. And pretty shocking.")) According to court documents-- Windsor police officers were staked out near the parking lot because they had information about a drug deal that was about to go down. When the suspect arrived-- in a car allegedly driven by 34 year old Jorge Burgos of Quechee-- officers attempted to take the pair into custody. That's when police say Burgos quote "hammered it" driving straight for one of the officers. Court paper say Windsor Police Officer Ryan Palmer-- fired multiple shots at the vehicles, striking Burgos in the arm several times. Burgos and his passenger sped away but were later taken into custody in Claremont New Hampshire. ((Sullivan: "the officer has been placed on administrative leave. The chief in Windsor says it is standard protocol in this type of incident. However, he referred all OTHER questions to the Vermont State Police. The Vermont State Police also declined an on camera interview.")) (francis video) Burgos is no stranger to police. He was in court last year, on unrelated charges, and was wanted by the Vermont Department of Corrections for allegedly not complying with community placement orders. He now faces an additional charge of aggravated Assault on a Law Enforcement officer. Police say the passenger in the vehicle-- 25-year-old Brittany Smith of Plainfield New Hampshire-- had two active arrest warrants from New hampshire for Sale of Heroin and Identity Fraud. More evidence of a heroin epidemic that is gripping the region. ((Demasi: "it sounds like, after enough creditable news reports that there is a problem. And it is definitely at a level that is sort of surprising.)) But, residents in this community say drug related crimes have no place here. ((Demasi: "I don't think people need to be afraid of anything. If they are not getting involved in bad stuff. I don't think bad situations are going to find you unless you find them.")) Which is what investigators say happened in this parking lot. A cross border incident that has landed two suspects once again, on the wrong side of the law. Adam Sullivan channel three news in Windsor.

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A suspended Colchester detective is no longer behind bars -- but headed to rehab in Southern Vermont. Tyler Kinney is facing federal drug and gun charges -- following accusations he stole from the department's evidence locker. His release from jail was delayed -- because prosecutors were concerned about threats -- Kinney allegedly made against a drug partner. Kinney's lawyer says his client denies making the threats -- but agreed to a release plan that involves electronic monitoring.

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(00:00:13:00 John Pacht/Kinney's attorney)(("It was a joint decision based on concerns the US Attorney's Office or Probation office had. We don't have any problem adding this condition so long as Tyler gets the treatment he needs.")) Kinney will undergo treatment for drug addiction at the Serenity House in Wallingford. He still faces federal charges that could get him ten years in prison.

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Burlington City councilors are looking at a plan to divest city funds -- from fossil fuels. The city coucil is considering divesting all public funds -- including the city's pension fund -- from the 200 fossil fuel companies with the largest carbon reserves. The resolution -- would have put this decision on the ballot for voters to voice their opinions. Some city councilors said this would be a strong step in addressing the growing problem of climate change. But -- in a six-to-eight vote --the motion failed. Some councilors said more time and research needs to be put into the issue. So now, they are for pushing a feasibility study at Decembers meeting.

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(anchors introduce gary) Local temps: mainly in 30s NE temps/radar: lots of 30s, some 40s south; lake effect snow to the west, some snow showers in the mountains here Wind chills: teens to the west - coming our way Lake effect snow: 9-18" possible with blizzard-like conditions in western NY U.S. Clouds/radar: front went through yesterday, now we're in an unsettled weather pattern Forecast clouds/precip: some sun today, but also some snow showers, mainly in higher elevations. Lots of snow in western NY and Adirondacks from lake effect snow. A slightly bigger round of snow showers late Wed. Into Thu.

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Today: Partly sunny A few snow showers Cold & blustery Highs: 25 to 32 Wind: WSW 15 to 25 mph Tonight: Variable clouds A few snow showers Cold & windy Lows: 15 to 25 Wind: WSW 15 to 25 mph Wednesday: Partly sunny Chilly & breezy Highs: 25 to 32 Wind: WSW 10 to 20 mph Extended: Thursday: Mostly cloudy Snow showers Lows: 15 to 25 Highs: 25 to 35 Friday: Partly sunny A few snow showers Cold & blustery Lows: 10 to 20 Highs: 22 to 32 Saturday: AM sun Increasing clouds Lows: 10 to 20 Highs: 30s Hyper-Extended: Sunday: Mostly cloudy Scattered rain/snow showers Lows: 22 to 32 Highs: 35 to 45 Monday: Mostly cloudy Rain showers Lows: 32 to 42 Highs: 42 to 52

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No decision in Ferguson -- but Missouri's Governor has already declared a State of Emergency. But first, a new look -- at how the U.S. will handle Americans kidnapped -- overseas. Here's Anne Marie Green.

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THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION IS EXAMINING THE WAY IT HANDLES U.S. HOSTAGES ...WITH AN EMPHASIS ON INTELLIGENCE COLLECTION AND FAMILY ENGAGEMENT. THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS PRESIDENT OBAMA FIRST ORDERED THE COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW OF U.S. POLICY THIS SUMMER. THE NEWS COMES JUST DAYS AFTER ISIS MILITANTS BEHEADED A THIRD AMERICAN, PETER KASSIG. THE GROWING NUMBER OF HOSTAGES HAS PLACED A SPOTLIGHT ON THE U.S.' REFUSAL TO MAKE RANSOM PAYMENTS TO FREE AMERICANS OVERSEAS. THE CONTROVERSIAL KEYSTONE X-L PIPELINE BILL GOES UP FOR A VOTE IN THE SENATE TODAY. DEMOCRATIC LOUISIANA SENATOR MARY LANDRIEU, WHO FACES REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN BILL CASSIDY IN A RUNOFF CONTEST NEXT MONTH IN THE ENERGY RICH STATE ...SAYS SHE HAS THE 60 VOTES NECESSARY FOR PASSAGE. THE HOUSE ALREADY PASSED ITS VERSION, RENAMED FOR CASSIDY, LAST WEEK. BUT EVEN IF IT CLEARS CONGRESS, A PRESIDENTIAL VETO IS LIKELY. AND, MISSOURI GOVERNOR JAY NIXON HAS DECLARED A STATE OF EMERGENCY AND ACTIVATED THE NATIONAL GUARD AHEAD OF AN EXPECTED GRAND JURY DECISION... ON WHETHER OR NOT TO CHARGE OFFICER DARREN WILSON IN THE SHOOTING DEATH OF UNARMED TEENAGER, MICHAEL BROWN. THE GOVERNOR SAYS HE'S TAKING ACTION...IN CASE THE RULING LEADS TO CIVIL UNREST. THE AUGUST NINTH SHOOTING LED TO WEEKS OF SOMETIMES VIOLENT PROTESTS. A DECISION IS EXPECTED THIS MONTH. THOSE ARE SOME OF THE DAY'S TOP STORIES. I'M ANNE-MARIE GREEN, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.

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Black Friday... Gray Thursday... Cyber Monday.... It can be confusing when the best deals are... Consumers ready to shop may find some deals now, but many items will be worth a wait. So what should get get now? And what should you wait for? Personal finance experts say -- If you're looking for top toys for kids -- they recommend buying those now -- and not waiting. For gadgets like laptops, small appliances and video games -- they suggest picking it up during Black Friday sales. And instead of looking for the best electronics deal on Cyber Monday -- they say that is the best day to snag apparel. If you're looking to do a lot of your shopping online -- a survey by Adobe predicts overall online prices will be at their lowest -- on Thanksgiving day.

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Admit it...you often check facebook at work. Soon you may be able to do it openly -- guilt free. Facebook is said to be testing an office-friendly version. According to the Financial Times, the service is called "facebook at work." It will look and feel just like the social media web site does now. The difference? The service is meant to be about work-life only... For chatting with coworkers and collaborating on office projects. This way--you can have separate personal and work accounts. Facebook is not commenting on the report.

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We may be headed for a chocolate crisis. People are eating more cocoa than farmers can produce, according to two of the world's largest chocolate makers. Mars, incorporated and swiss-based barry callebaut say demand could outstrip supply by 2020. A whopping 70 percent of the world's cocoa is grown in west africa... But a drought and a fungal disease called "frosty pod" is causing many farmers there to switch to other cash crops like corn.

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Almanac: chilly and wet, and snowy, yesterday NE temps/radar: lots of 30s, some 40s south; lake effect snow to the west, some snow showers in the mountains here Wind chills: teens to the west - coming our way Lake effect snow: 9-18" possible with blizzard-like conditions in western NY

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A new baby helped a mom start a new business. The Fairfax woman creates made in Vermont baby accessories. Gina Bullard takes a look.

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Things at the Gingue house can get a little hectic. ((nat)) 5-year old Brooklyn and 2 year old Whitney keep their mom, Sara, busy. ((nat)) But when the house is quiet, mom gets to work. ((nat)) Making kid and baby essentials for her business Chunky Love Boutique in Fairfax. (01:37:34:20) ((Sara Gingue/Chunky Love Boutique "when i first started I would get 4-7 orders and now i'm between 25 and 35 a month")) She keeps tracks of her sales on a map above her work area. Gingue started the business last year and sells her bibs, burp cloths and more on Etsy. She named it after her two little loves -- (01:34:42:27) ((Sara Gingue/Chunky Love Boutique "they were 8.5 and 9.5 pounds so that's where the chunky came from")) Chunky Love Boutique started after Brooklyn was born and Gingue was pregnant with Whitney. The business was a way for the stay at home mom to bring in extra income. (01:35:08:14) ((Sara Gingue/Chunky Love Boutique "what i had for brooklyn was very thin it didn't hold up to using constantly especially the bibs and burp cloths so i wanted to make a product that lasted longer and was cute too")) She offers endless print and color options for each piece. Items range in price from 7 to 32-dollars. Her blankets are made of a super soft fleece -- known as Minksy. And are some of her best sellers. (01:22:40:16) ((Sara Gingue/Chunky Love Boutique "the lovies are your security blankets to take to bed and then the bigger ones are snuggle blankets because you want to snuggle with them")) Brooklyn and Whitney can attest -- these blankets are extra cozy and can go anywhere. (00:48:47:00) ((Sara Gingue/Chunky Love Boutique "caus it's soft")) ((nat kids)) All of her packages are perfectly wrapped and sent out with a personalized thank you note. (01:15:55:09) ((Sara Gingue/Chunky Love Boutique "let them know that they're not just a number")) Pouring the love for her kids into her business that's Made in Vermont. Gina Bullard Channel 3 News Fairfax.

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Website Corrections-- lawmakers fix errors on Vermont's sex offender registry arrested--Two teens are accused of making threats at a Johnson school. And new ownership-- the latest financing plan to keep Burlington Telecom afloat

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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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Two teens have been arrested for allegedly threatening staff and fellow students at the Laraway School in Johnson. Authorities say a 16-year-old assaulted two deputies as they tried to take him into custody. They say a 14-year-old was arrested without incident. Both boys are awaiting court dates at the Woodside Juvenile Detention Center. One deputy suffered a minor injury to his face.

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Work is underway to fix problems with the sex offender registry in Vermont. An audit revealed issues -- including the omission of offenders and inaccurate monitoring of how long they stay on the registry. Public Safety Commissioner Keith Flynn told lawmakers -- about new software the state is using to monitor the registry.

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(24:14 Keith Flynn/Public Safety Commissioner)(("The message I got today was the need to make sure we have the collaborative process in place...22:43 We want to make sure that we're protective of the privacy interests and due process rights of those individuals required to be on the registry.")) Flynn says the new software will fix mistakes that led to incorrect information on the online registry.

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It's a done deal -- after years of financial woes -- Burlington Telecom has a new owner. The city council unanimously voted to approve a 6 million dollar bridge financing loan with local investor Trey Pecor--and complete the city's settlement--with Citibank. Under that agreement, the city gets out of a 33-million dollar lease for about 10-million. Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger mayor says taxpayers will be responsible for paying around one million of that. Council members did express remaining concern over the 17-million dollars borrowed from taxpayers to prop-up BT in its first years of operation -- which this deal does not address.

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(02:05:07) ((Jane Knodell/P-Burlington City Council "we want now moving forward to be sure that we every option for maximizing local ownership, for getting the 17 million dollars back, for finding investors and partners whose beliefs are in line with ours.")) (02:05:27) Earlier this month -- the Vermont Public Service Board also approved the plan.

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(anchors introduce gary) Local temps: mainly in 30s NE temps/radar: lots of 30s, some 40s south; lake effect snow to the west, some snow showers in the mountains here Wind chills: teens to the west - coming our way Lake effect snow: 9-18" possible with blizzard-like conditions in western NY U.S. Clouds/radar: front went through yesterday, now we're in an unsettled weather pattern Forecast clouds/precip: some sun today, but also some snow showers, mainly in higher elevations. Lots of snow in western NY and Adirondacks from lake effect snow. A slightly bigger round of snow showers late Wed. Into Thu.

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Today: Partly sunny A few snow showers Cold & blustery Highs: 25 to 32 Wind: WSW 15 to 25 mph Tonight: Variable clouds A few snow showers Cold & windy Lows: 15 to 25 Wind: WSW 15 to 25 mph Wednesday: Partly sunny Chilly & breezy Highs: 25 to 32 Wind: WSW 10 to 20 mph Extended: Thursday: Mostly cloudy Snow showers Lows: 15 to 25 Highs: 25 to 35 Friday: Partly sunny A few snow showers Cold & blustery Lows: 10 to 20 Highs: 22 to 32 Saturday: AM sun Increasing clouds Lows: 10 to 20 Highs: 30s Hyper-Extended: Sunday: Mostly cloudy Scattered rain/snow showers Lows: 22 to 32 Highs: 35 to 45 Monday: Mostly cloudy Rain showers Lows: 32 to 42 Highs: 42 to 52

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(((I think you can expect the unexpected with The UVM men's basketball team this season. The Cats fall at Canisius Saturday, a team picked to finish tenth in the MAAC, but beat Siena tonight, a team that was picked to finish second in the MAAC. The Cats had won the previous four meetings with Siena. The Saints unveling their CBI championship banner before the game Back and forth first half, Ernie Duncan to Ethan O'Day. Cats up 6. Duncan leaves the game in the second half with an apparent back injury. Kurt Steidel knocks down back to back 3's. We are tied at 20. But Siena gets the edge going into the break, Evan Hymes Burries three. 37-36 Saints. Siena's lead increasing in the second half, Hymes to Rob Poole for 2 of his game high, 22 points. Siena up by as many as 9. But here come the Cats, a 22-3 run over the next 5 minutes. O'Day inside, he was 8 for 8 from the floor with 20 points. Vermont down 3. Then it's the freshman Trae Bell Haynes going to work. His second straigh game with double digits putting in 16 off the bench. Make it five straight over Siena, Vermont picks up its first win of the season, 84-76 the final. The Cats host Southern Vermont in the home opener Wednesday. ---- The UVM women's basketball team is back in action tomorrow. The Cats, in search of that first win, host Bryant University. --- The Norwich football team has one more game to play. The Cadets have been selected to host the ECAC Northeast Bowl Game. Norwich will face Salve Regina Saturday at 12pm at Sabine Field. This is the third straight year the Cadets will play in the ECAC northeast Bowl Game. The Cadets finished the regular season, 7-3 overall, 5-2 in the ECFC, that includes a 20 point loss to rival Castleton over the weekend. --- The Dartmouth men's soccer team is heading to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2011. The Big Green hosts Fordham in a first round matchup Thursday night at 5pm at Burnham Field. Dartmouth clinched an automatic bid to the NCAA's by winning the Ivy League championships with a 3-0 shutout of Brown Saturday night in Hanover. The winner of Thursday's game between the Big Green and Fordham will travel to Providence on Sunday for a second round matchup. Dartmouth is 5-1 all-time in NCAA Tournament games played in Hanover. --- That's it for now, Scott Fleishman, channel 3 sports, have a greta day.)))

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

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A hit and run is under investigation in Burlington. Police say a man was hit last night at the intersection of Shelburne Road and Home Avenue around 5-30. Witnesses say the victim was using the crosswalk. He was taken to the University of Vermont Medical Center with minor injuries and released. Authorities say the suspect is a heavy-set white male who was driving a dark green sedan. Anyone who may have seen the incident should call Burlington police.

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Around the same time -- a driver reportedly struck a teen in St. Johnsbury. Authorities say 43-year-old Helene Gallagher was driving North on Main Street when she allegedly hit a 16-year-old girl. Kadinoff was taken to the hospital to be treated for a leg injury. Gallagher is not facing charges.

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A suspended Colchester detective is no longer behind bars -- but headed to rehab in Southern Vermont. Tyler Kinney is facing federal drug and gun charges -- following accusations he stole from the department's evidence locker. His release from jail was delayed -- because prosecutors were concerned about threats -- Kinney allegedly made against a drug partner. Kinney's lawyer says his client denies making the threats -- but agreed to a release plan that involves electronic monitoring.

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(00:00:13:00 John Pacht/Kinney's attorney)(("It was a joint decision based on concerns the US Attorney's Office or Probation office had. We don't have any problem adding this condition so long as Tyler gets the treatment he needs.")) Kinney will undergo treatment for drug addiction at the Serenity House in Wallingford.

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A superior court judge says Vermont's practice of sending only male inmates out of state is unconstitutional. Washington Superior Court Judge Helen Toor said the state is showing preferential treatment to female inmates and not allowing male inmates equal parental rights. Department of Corrections Commissioner Andy Pallito says the ruling does not immediately force the state to start sending females out of state. But the plaintiff in the case -- inmate Michael Carpenter -- must be brought back to Vermont.

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Two teens were arrested Monday -- after making threats to staff and fellow students at the Laraway School in Johnson. Authorities say a 16-year-old assaulted two deputies as they tried to take him into custody. They say a 14-year-old was arrested without incident. Both boys are awaiting court dates at the Woodside Juvenile Detention Center. One deputy suffered a minor injury to his face.

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New York City wants the federal government to pay them 20-million dollars...for treating Ebola. Senator Chuck Schumer says that's how much it cost to quarantine and cure Dr. Craig Spencer -- who no longer has the virus. Schumer says the state also spent money tracking people who came in contact with Spencer, and it opened a 24-7 operation to keep track of the three-hundred people a day returning from Ebola hotspots in West Africa.

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Vermont's GMO labeling law is getting some A-list celeb support. Rock legend -- Neil Young -- wrote that he is boycotting Starbucks -- because he believes the coffee giant is teaming up with agriculture giant --Monsanto -- to try to block the new law from going into effect. But Starbucks says it's not true. The company issued a statement -- saying it is not part of any lawsuit or providing any funding to try to block the Vermont law.

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

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NE temps/radar: lots of 30s, some 40s south; lake effect snow to the west, some snow showers in the mountains here Wind chills: teens to the west - coming our way


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