Tue 26-MAY-2015 Early A.M. News Script

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

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Bernie Sanders will officially kick off his campaign TODAY in Burlington. People from across the state and around the country are expected to pack the city's Waterfront for his announcement. And that's where we find our Eva McKend this morning who is joined by a campaign staffer.

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Good Morning Ali! All eyes on the Queen City as we await Bernie Sanders hometown kick off. This morning we are joined by Shannon Jackson from the campaign. Thanks so much for being with us. ((Shannon Jackson, Bernie Sanders for President)) Q1: Tell us Shannon, what can we expect from Bernie Sanders speech this evening? Q2: Is the Senator running now because his message of income inequality is starting to resonate with people, coming off of the momentum of Occupy Wall Street and other recent wage based movements? Q3: No surprise to you that many people, even people that support Senator Sanders don't think he has a chance of winning but he says he's in it to win it, don't under estimate him, he's not just in it to force issues, that he really could become President. Shannon, thank you so much for joining us. Ali, back to you in the studio.

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We have new details this morning -- after Memorial Day turned deadly in the Northeast Kingdom. One man was shot. His neighbor is now facing a murder charge. Jennifer Costa has the latest.

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Monday authorities blanketed Pepin Road in Brownington. Police tape -- circled one mobile home -- as troopers bagged evidence from the crime scene. Neighbors tell us -- they heard shots shortly after 10 AM. When investigators arrived 53-year-old Rick Vreeland was dead. His neighbor was taken into custody. ((Capt. JP Sinclair/Vt. State Police 00:24:58 "Jeffrey Ray is being charged with first degree homicide for the murder of Mr. Vreeland.")) Police say the two men -- knew each other well -- and had been feuding over a relationship. ((Capt. JP Sinclair/Vt. State Police 00:26:26 "there was an incident on Vreeland's property earlier, as reported to us, that caused Mr. Vreeland to go to Mr. Ray's property to talk to him.")) Investigators say that conversation turned deadly. Vreeland was unarmed -- when Jeffrey Ray alleged gunned him down in the driveway. Police released this mugshot of the 51-year old murder suspect. They say Ray was hurt during a confrontation with other individuals who arrived after the shooting. He was treated for non-life threatening injuries and taken to the state police barracks in Derby for questioning. Police say they have one eyewitness who watched the violence unfold. ((Capt. JP Sinclair/Vt. State Police 00:29:48 "First degree murder has a premeditation element to it and the investigation so far we believe in consultation with the state's attorney that we have met that element.")) Ray is being held without bail -- at the prison in Newport. He's scheduled to be arraigned later today. Police plan to release more details after that hearing. JC CH 3 News Derby.

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A Rutland man accused of holding his wife captive in their home -- will be in court today. Police say the woman claims 34-year-old Michael Jokinen (JOKE-in-in) padlocked her in a bedroom -- with the windows boarded shut -- and forced her to go to the bathroom in a bucket. Police say they responded to the home in December after the woman jumped out the second-story window to escape. Jokinen pleaded not guilty to kidnapping and unlawful restraint. He is being held without bail.

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A Colchester man who allegedly assaulted his ex-girlfriend -- will get a new trial. Authorities say two years ago Lawrence Alers attacked a woman in a Colchester parking lot. Witnesses say he used a choke-hold and tried to drag her backwards to his vehicle -- and later almost ran her over. While the victim made a statement to police at the scene, she never testified in court. The justices ruled that relying solely on police statements was not enough to support a simple assault charge. The case goes back to Vermont Superior Court in Burlington.

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Burlington police are looking for an alleged marathon groper. Investigators want to hear from anyone who may have been groped during the Vermont City marathon Sunday. Investigators say women have come forward saying a man touched them inappropriately while they were in - or near- Battery Park. If you have information - call Burlington Police.

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A 21-year-old is recovering this morning -- after reaching into a bag of grapes -- and getting bitten by a black widow spider. The young womans mother tells us -- after getting bit by the venemous creature -- her daughter spent the night in the hospital. She recieved a series of shots and is expected to be OK -- but her mom says her health will be monitored for months.They bought the grapes at Shaw's in Colchester -- and the company says it checked its grape supply at that store - and others. Shaws is also replacing all the food in the family's refrigerator.

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A shortage of hardware -- meant some runners from the Vermont city Marathon -- were not able to celebrate holding a medal. Some 8-thousand people participated in the 27th annual race Sunday -- including over 3-thousand who ran the full 26-point-2 miles. But race organizers did not order enough medals for all of the marathoners. They expect to get the problem ironed out in a couple of days and send medals to all participants who didn't get one.

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(anchors introduce gary) A few AM showers, then partly cloudy, very warm & humid today. Still warm, humid on Wed., then showers, t-storms by late afternoon. Less humid on Thursday, nice day on Friday. Another cold front late Saturday afternoon with showers, t-storms. That front may stall out and keep showers going on Sunday & Monday, too, and it will be cooler.

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Today: A few AM showers Then partly sunny Warm & humid Highs: 82 to 88 Wind: SW 10 to 20 mph Tonight: Variable clouds Warm & muggy Lows: 63 to 70 Wind: S 5 to 15 mph Wednesday: Showers, t-storms developing mid-afternoon Highs: 82 to 88 Wind: S 10 to 20 mph Extended: Thursday: AM showers Then clearing Turning less humid Lows: 60s Highs: 70s Friday: Mostly sunny Lows: 45 to 55 Highs: 75 to 85 Saturday: Some AM sun Increasing clouds Showers, t-storms late Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 75 to 85 Hyper-Extended: Sunday: Mostly cloudy Chance for showers, especially early Lows: 45 to 55 Highs: 55 to 65 Monday: Partly sunny Chance for showers Lows: 45 to 55 Highs: 60s

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People in Texas are dealing with record breaking rain and severe storms... Flash flood watches are in effect and thousands of residents are without power. Anne Marie Green has the latest..

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Today - the Justice Department will detail steps the Cleveland Police Department will take to address a pattern of excessive force and civil rights violations. The agreement comes days after a judge declared a Cleveland police officer not guilty of manslaughter in the fatal shooting of two people, both of them black. Police had stopped the couple's car and officer Michael Brelo fired 15 shots into the vehicle. The verdict prompted protests and dozens of arrests. Recovery operations are expected to begin today in flood ravaged Wimberley, Texas. Late Monday night - emergency officials ended their search for survivors after deadly storms brought tornadoes and record breaking rainfall to the state. All of the rain caused the Blanco River to breach its banks... destroying or damaging more than one-thousand homes in Hays County. The same storm system sparked a tornado across the border in Mexico Monday -- that killed more than a dozen people. And, three children are recovering after a waterspout pushed an inflatable bounce house they were playing in - tossing it 20 feet into the air. The incident happened on a beach in Fort Lauderdale, Florida Monday. The bounce house was part of a city-sponsored family activity zone set up for Memorial Day. Those are some of the day's top stories. I'm Anne Marie Green CBS News New York.

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(Mike Napoli's red hot hitting powered the Red Sox to a pair of wins over his former team, the Angels this past weekend...Boston hoped to build on that Monday as they headed to Minnesota to face the Twins.. Joe Kelly on the bump ...Kelly solid in his last two outings, only allowing three runs over his previous two starts...but he looked like a burger at a memorial day barbeque as he was smoked Monday... --- Minnesota already up 1-0......then Eduardo Nunez sending this one down the left field line...Eduardo Escobar coming all the way around from first to score as Nunez pulls into second for the RBI double --- the Twins grab three more after that... with two on, Trevor Plouffe getting all of this one, deep to left and gone...a three run shot...Kelly allowing 7 runs in just 1 and two-thirds... Sox fall to the Twins, 7-2..\The Yankees hosting the team with the best record in the American League...the Kansas City Royals Monday.. --- Jeremy Guthrie on the mound for the Royals and a day he'd like to have this outing back ...bottom of the first ...Chase Headley sending this one deep to right and gone, a two run shot..It's 2-0 New York... --- Same score still in the first, couple ducks on the pond but they are heading home ...Brian McCann sending another free baseball to the fans in right, a three run shot.... --- and New York wasn't done...later, two on, two out...Brett Gardner..the right field stands the place to be for souvenirs... another three run bomb ...the third long ball of the inning...an 8 run first for the Bombers and continuing to pour it on in the 2nd..with two on, the former Sox Stephen Drew, where else, another three run shot to right... Guthrie gives up more home runs, four, then he registered outs, just three... Yankees snap their six game losing streak, routing the Royals 14-1. And tonight, the New York Rangers looking to stay alive in the playoffs as they face the Lightning in Tampa in a must win game 6 ...puck drops for that one at 8 o'clock... with your sports wrap, I'm Kane O'Neill...)

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A few AM showers, then partly cloudy, very warm & humid today. Still warm, humid on Wed., then showers, t-storms by late afternoon. Less humid on Thursday, nice day on Friday. Another cold front late Saturday afternoon with showers, t-storms. That front may stall out and keep showers going on Sunday & Monday, too, and it will be cooler.

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Summer-like weather -- has a lot of people thinking of summer-like treats. Gina Bullard found one business that's shaking up ice cream flavors that are Made in Vermont.

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Scout and Company in Burlington has two specialties -- coffee and ice cream. (00:17:33:23) ((Andrew Burke/Scout & Company "i think having my own cafe was always a dream")) Andrew Burke started the business last year -- at first as a café -- it eventually turned into a coffee shop and an ice cream parlor. (00:18:44:01) ((Andrew Burke/Scout & Company "coffee is steady all year round, it's mostly a morning thing, ice cream is more seasonal and afternoon thing. the two sides balance each other out really well")) But Scout and Co doesn't just dish up run of the mill flavors -- they're unique to say the least. Today Beet Marmalade & Candied Black Walnut Frozen Yogurt is getting churned. ((nat)) Burke uses as many local fruits, herbs, root vegetables and ingredients as possible to create outrageous combinations. This Culinary School of America graduate says the more unconventional the better. (00:20:22:08) ((Andrew Burke/Scout & Company "a lot of the flavors, until someone tastes it, are not going to make sense")) The ice cream flavor board is always changing. And depending on the customer they're hit or miss. Like his latest mix up -- apple, miso and seeds -- which almost has a cheesy quality. (00:24:42:16) ((Andrew Burke/Scout & Company "like 90% of people who try it don't like it")) Scout and Company sells between 12 and 20 gallons a week. The best seller is smoked maple and sea salt - it was sold out this day so we tried basically everything else. ((nat montage of trying flavors??)) (00:38:00:26) ((Andrew Burke/Scout & Company "g-woah")) Strawberry and hops sorbet -- yes please. (00:38:55:14) ((Andrew Burke/Scout & Company "it'll be pretty hoppy. g-woah that makes me pretty happy that is so good!")) What about fire roasted chocolate... (00:40;14:01) ((Andrew Burke/Scout & Company "g-woah it's like chocolate and a campfire at the same time. g-it is like a burnt piece of chocolate but it's interesting the smokey flavor it leaves in your mouth")) Strawberry rose frozen yogurt (00:41:28:00) ((Andrew Burke/Scout & Company "i do feel like my grandmother would like this -- in a good way")) (00;25:08:16) ((Andrew Burke/Scout & Company "we try to make everyone who comes in here happy but sometimes that doesn't work and sometimes you have small children in here crying about the ice cream")) Funky flavors being mixed up for unique Made in Vermont ice cream. (00:24:10:20) ((Andrew Burke/Scout & Company "the goal is never to have every flavor appeal to everyone )) Gina Bullard Channel 3 News Burlington.

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In the headlines this morning Deadly shooting: police identify the suspect in Brownington homicide Wrong Way Driver-- A morrisville woman charged with DUI Plus-- Pursuit of the Presidency-- Sen. Sanders hometown kickoff event today.

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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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A Morrisville woman will be in court today -- after police say she was driving drunk -- the wrong way on the interstate. Around 10:30 Monday night -- a trooper was driving on I-89 near the Richmond Exit -- when a car started coming towards his cruiser. He was able to pull over the driver -- and Jennifer Southworth was arrested. Police say this is the 43-year-olds third DUI.

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Burlington police are trying ton find whoever allegedly attacked two victims downtown. Police say the assault happened just after 2 a.m Monday -- near the corner of South Winooski Ave and Cherry street. The suspect allegedly tried to steal a woman's purse -- and then assaulted a man walking with her. The man was treated for non-life threatening facial injuries. The suspect is described as a thin, white male between 5-feet-5-inches and 5-feet-feet-9-inches tall with short brown hair.

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The summer hiking season is underway... And to stay safe and avoid costly rescues -- in New Hampshire, you can get a Hike Safe Card. Hikers who get lost - but have a card - wont get billed for search and rescue costs. The money raised supports search and rescue efforts The Hike Safe cards are only available online. They sell for $25 for an individual or $35 for a family. The state has sold nearly 14-hundred so far -- binging in about $36-thousand dollars.

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In Lanconia, New Hampshire -- Police say they're not expecting a showdown at Bike Week. Bike Week is the biggest motorcycle rally in the Northeast. It starts June 13th. The event draws hundreds of thousands of bikers and spectators to the area -- boosting the local and state economy. Laconia Police Chief Chris Adams says security groups will meet this week to review a recent shootout between bike gangs in Waco, Texas and recent intelligence obtained on the various motorcycle gangs.

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While Lake Champlain may not be one of them -- Scientists from across the globe are gathering at the University of Vermont for a week-long conference on the Great Lakes. Organizers of the conference say the leaders of the International Association of Great Lakes Research are working to expand the definition to include all of the largest fresh water lakes in the world. You might remember back in 1998 Lake Champlain was briefly named as the sixth Great Lake... But that designation was lifted after representatives of the states around the five traditional Great Lakes complained that Champlain was not big enough to be considered "great."

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(anchors introduce gary) A few AM showers, then partly cloudy, very warm & humid today. Still warm, humid on Wed., then showers, t-storms by late afternoon. Less humid on Thursday, nice day on Friday. Another cold front late Saturday afternoon with showers, t-storms. That front may stall out and keep showers going on Sunday & Monday, too, and it will be cooler.

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Today: A few AM showers Then partly sunny Warm & humid Highs: 82 to 88 Wind: SW 10 to 20 mph Tonight: Variable clouds Warm & muggy Lows: 63 to 70 Wind: S 5 to 15 mph Wednesday: Showers, t-storms developing mid-afternoon Highs: 82 to 88 Wind: S 10 to 20 mph Extended: Thursday: AM showers Then clearing Turning less humid Lows: 60s Highs: 70s Friday: Mostly sunny Lows: 45 to 55 Highs: 75 to 85 Saturday: Some AM sun Increasing clouds Showers, t-storms late Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 75 to 85 Hyper-Extended: Sunday: Mostly cloudy Chance for showers, especially early Lows: 45 to 55 Highs: 55 to 65 Monday: Partly sunny Chance for showers Lows: 45 to 55 Highs: 60s

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Bernie Sanders will officially kick off his campaign TODAY in Burlington. People from across the state and around the country are expected to pack the city's Waterfront for his announcement. And that's where we find our Eva McKend this morning who is joined by a campaign staffer.

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Good morning again Ali! All eyes on the Queen City as we await Bernie Sanders hometown kick off. This morning we are joined by Shannon Jackson from the campaign. Thanks so much for being with us. ((Shannon Jackson, Bernie Sanders for President)) Q1: Thanks for joining us Shannon. Tell us what we can expect from this hometown kick off rally today. Q2: He is not a spoiler candidate. The Senator truly believes he can win the Presidency? Q3: Message of income inequality might resonate now in a way that it didn't before. Thanks for joining us Shannon. Ali, back to you in the studio. Good Morning Ali! This will be a huge symbolic homecoming for Bernie Sanders. Thousands of his supporters from Vermont and across the country are expected to be in Burlington today. Thirty years ago Senator Sanders was the mayor of Burlington and now he'll come full circle, using the Queen City to lay out what his campaign describes as his "Agenda for America." This is all very symbolic for the Senator. He's expected to stand on public land he fought for in the 1980s as he announces why he's making this run, all while spectators munch on free Ben & Jerry's ice cream. The Senator will likely focus on income inequality, taking on big money in politics and climate change. These are progressive issues he's focused on for years and items he hopes to force his opponents to address. I will be live at noon with more on the day's events. Ali, back to you in the studio.

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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 Brownington man is facing murder charges -- after police say a conversation between two neighbors turned deadly. 51-year-old Jeffrey Ray is behind bars -- after police say he allegedly gunned down his neighbor -- Rick Vreeland -- in Ray's driveway on Pepin Road. Investigators say the 53-year-old was unarmed and died at the scene. According to police, Ray was hurt during a confrontation with other individuals who showed up after the shooting. Police say the two men -- knew each other well -- and had been feuding over a relationship.

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((Capt. JP Sinclair/Vt. State Police 00:26:26 "there was an incident on Vreeland's property earlier, as reported to us, that caused Mr. Vreeland to go to Mr. Ray's property to talk to him.")) Ray is being held without bail -- at the prison in Newport. He's scheduled to be arraigned later today. Police plan to release more details after that hearing.

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Burlington police are looking for an alleged marathon groper. Investigators want to hear from anyone who may have been groped during the Vermont City marathon Sunday. Investigators say women have come forward saying a man touched them inappropriately while they were in - or near- Battery Park. If you have information - call Burlington Police.

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A 21-year-old is recovering this morning -- after reaching into a bag of grapes -- and getting bitten by a black widow spider. The young womans mother tells us -- after getting bit by the venemous creature -- her daughter spent the night in the hospital. She recieved a series of shots and is expected to be OK -- but her mom says her health will be monitored for months.They bought the grapes at Shaw's in Colchester -- and the company says it checked its grape supply at that store - and others. Shaws is also replacing all the food in the family's refrigerator.

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Three children are recovering after a waterspout pushed an inflatable bounce house they were playing in - tossing it 20 feet into the air. The incident happened on a beach in Fort Lauderdale, Florida Monday. The bounce house was part of a city-sponsored family activity zone set up for Memorial Day.

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And, recovery operations are expected to begin today in flood ravaged Wimberley, Texas. Late Monday night - emergency officials ended their search for survivors after deadly storms brought tornadoes and record breaking rainfall to the state. All of the rain caused the Blanco River to breach its banks...destroying or damaging more than one-thousand homes in Hays County. The same storm system sparked a tornado across the border in Mexico Monday -- that killed more than a dozen people.

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

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A few AM showers, then partly cloudy, very warm & humid today. Still warm, humid on Wed., then showers, t-storms by late afternoon. Less humid on Thursday, nice day on Friday. Another cold front late Saturday afternoon with showers, t-storms. That front may stall out and keep showers going on Sunday & Monday, too, and it will be cooler.

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Welcome back -- Mary Schope -- the author of Stop Dieting and Start Getting Healthy -- joins us now. Mary, good morning. ((This is a topic that I hear SO many women talk about... "I am not seeing results!" So let's jump right into it... What are mistakes that people make while working out?)) 3 Mistakes Women must avoid when they work out. Doing too much cardio Doing a "mans" workout Doing "spot reducing" ((What are some exercises that women SHOULD do?)) 3 exercises every woman should do.. Kettle Bell Swings Wood Chop Lunge/Press

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A Brownington man is facing murder charges -- after police say a conversation between two neighbors turned deadly. 51-year-old Jeffrey Ray is behind bars -- after police say he allegedly gunned down his neighbor -- Rick Vreeland -- in Ray's driveway on Pepin Road. Investigators say the 53-year-old was unarmed and died at the scene. According to police, Ray was hurt during a confrontation with other individuals who showed up after the shooting. Police say the two men -- knew each other well -- and had been feuding over a relationship.

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((Capt. JP Sinclair/Vt. State Police 00:26:26 "there was an incident on Vreeland's property earlier, as reported to us, that caused Mr. Vreeland to go to Mr. Ray's property to talk to him.")) Ray is being held without bail -- at the prison in Newport. He's scheduled to be arraigned later today. Police plan to release more details after that hearing.

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A Morrisville woman will be in court today -- after police say she was driving drunk -- the wrong way on the interstate. Around 10:30 Monday night -- a trooper was driving on I-89 near the Richmond Exit -- when a car started coming towards his cruiser. He was able to pull over the driver -- and Jennifer Southworth was arrested. Police say this is the 43-year-olds third DUI.

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Burlington police are looking for an alleged marathon groper. Investigators want to hear from anyone who may have been groped during the Vermont City marathon Sunday. Investigators say women have come forward saying a man touched them inappropriately while they were in - or near- Battery Park. If you have information - call Burlington Police.

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A few AM showers, then partly cloudy, very warm & humid today. Still warm, humid on Wed., then showers, t-storms by late afternoon. Less humid on Thursday, nice day on Friday. Another cold front late Saturday afternoon with showers, t-storms. That front may stall out and keep showers going on Sunday & Monday, too, and it will be cooler.

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A Brownington man is facing murder charges -- after police say a conversation between two neighbors turned deadly. 51-year-old Jeffrey Ray is behind bars -- after police say he allegedly gunned down his neighbor -- Rick Vreeland -- in Ray's driveway on Pepin Road. Investigators say the 53-year-old was unarmed and died at the scene. According to police, Ray was hurt during a confrontation with other individuals who showed up after the shooting. Police say the two men -- knew each other well -- and had been feuding over a relationship.

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((Capt. JP Sinclair/Vt. State Police 00:26:26 "there was an incident on Vreeland's property earlier, as reported to us, that caused Mr. Vreeland to go to Mr. Ray's property to talk to him.")) Ray is being held without bail -- at the prison in Newport. He's scheduled to be arraigned later today. Police plan to release more details after that hearing.

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A Rutland man accused of holding his wife captive in their home -- will be in court today. Police say the woman claims 34-year-old Michael Jokinen (JOKE-in-in) padlocked her in a bedroom -- with the windows boarded shut -- and forced her to go to the bathroom in a bucket. Police say they responded to the home in December after the woman jumped out the second-story window to escape. Jokinen pleaded not guilty to kidnapping and unlawful restraint. He is being held without bail.

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A Morrisville woman will be in court today -- after police say she was driving drunk -- the wrong way on the interstate. Around 10:30 Monday night -- a trooper was driving on I-89 near the Richmond Exit -- when a car started coming towards his cruiser. He was able to pull over the driver -- 43-year-old -- Jennifer Southworth. Police say this is her third DUI.

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Burlington police are trying to find whoever allegedly attacked two victims downtown. Police say the assault happened just after 2 a.m Monday -- near the corner of South Winooski Ave and Cherry street. The suspect allegedly tried to steal a woman's purse -- and then assaulted a man walking with her. The man was treated for non-life threatening facial injuries. The suspect is described as a thin, white male between 5-feet-5-inches and 5-feet-feet-9-inches tall with short brown hair.

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A shortage of hardware -- meant some runners from the Vermont city Marathon -- were not able to celebrate holding a medal. Some 8-thousand people participated in the 27th annual race Sunday -- including over 3-thousand who ran the full 26-point-2 miles. But race organizers did not order enough medals for all of the marathoners. They expect to get the problem ironed out in a couple of days and send medals to all participants who didn't get one.

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A few AM showers, then partly cloudy, very warm & humid today. Still warm, humid on Wed., then showers, t-storms by late afternoon. Less humid on Thursday, nice day on Friday. Another cold front late Saturday afternoon with showers, t-storms. That front may stall out and keep showers going on Sunday & Monday, too, and it will be cooler.

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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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We have new details this morning -- after Memorial Day turned deadly in the Northeast Kingdom. One man was shot. His neighbor is now facing a murder charge. Jennifer Costa has the latest.

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Monday authorities blanketed Pepin Road in Brownington. Police tape -- circled one mobile home -- as troopers bagged evidence from the crime scene. Neighbors tell us -- they heard shots shortly after 10 AM. When investigators arrived 53-year-old Rick Vreeland was dead. His neighbor was taken into custody. ((Capt. JP Sinclair/Vt. State Police 00:24:58 "Jeffrey Ray is being charged with first degree homicide for the murder of Mr. Vreeland.")) Police say the two men -- knew each other well -- and had been feuding over a relationship. ((Capt. JP Sinclair/Vt. State Police 00:26:26 "there was an incident on Vreeland's property earlier, as reported to us, that caused Mr. Vreeland to go to Mr. Ray's property to talk to him.")) Investigators say that conversation turned deadly. Vreeland was unarmed -- when Jeffrey Ray alleged gunned him down in the driveway. Police released this mugshot of the 51-year old murder suspect. They say Ray was hurt during a confrontation with other individuals who arrived after the shooting. He was treated for non-life threatening injuries and taken to the state police barracks in Derby for questioning. Police say they have one eyewitness who watched the violence unfold. ((Capt. JP Sinclair/Vt. State Police 00:29:48 "First degree murder has a premeditation element to it and the investigation so far we believe in consultation with the state's attorney that we have met that element.")) Ray is being held without bail -- at the prison in Newport. He's scheduled to be arraigned later today. Police plan to release more details after that hearing. JC CH 3 News Derby.

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A Rutland man accused of holding his wife captive in their home -- will be in court today. Police say the woman claims 34-year-old Michael Jokinen (JOKE-in-in) padlocked her in a bedroom -- with the windows boarded shut -- and forced her to go to the bathroom in a bucket. Police say they responded to the home in December after the woman jumped out the second-story window to escape. Jokinen pleaded not guilty to kidnapping and unlawful restraint. He is being held without bail.

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A Colchester man who allegedly assaulted his ex-girlfriend -- will get a new trial. Authorities say two years ago Lawrence Alers attacked a woman in a Colchester parking lot. Witnesses say he used a choke-hold and tried to drag her backwards to his vehicle -- and later almost ran her over. While the victim made a statement to police at the scene, she never testified in court. The justices ruled that relying solely on police statements was not enough to support a simple assault charge. The case goes back to Vermont Superior Court in Burlington.

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Burlington police are looking for an alleged marathon groper. Investigators want to hear from anyone who may have been groped during the Vermont City marathon Sunday. Investigators say women have come forward saying a man touched them inappropriately while they were in - or near- Battery Park. If you have information - call Burlington Police.

7} SPIDERBITE5_VO


A 21-year-old is recovering this morning -- after reaching into a bag of grapes -- and getting bitten by a black widow spider. The young womans mother tells us -- after getting bit by the venemous creature -- her daughter spent the night in the hospital. She recieved a series of shots and is expected to be OK -- but her mom says her health will be monitored for months.They bought the grapes at Shaw's in Colchester -- and the company says it checked its grape supply at that store - and others. Shaws is also replacing all the food in the family's refrigerator.

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A shortage of hardware -- meant some runners from the Vermont city Marathon -- were not able to celebrate holding a medal. Some 8-thousand people participated in the 27th annual race Sunday -- including over 3-thousand who ran the full 26-point-2 miles. But race organizers did not order enough medals for all of the marathoners. They expect to get the problem ironed out in a couple of days and send medals to all participants who didn't get one.

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While Lake Champlain may not be one of them -- Scientists from across the globe are gathering at the University of Vermont for a week-long conference on the Great Lakes. Organizers of the conference say the leaders of the International Association of Great Lakes Research are working to expand the definition to include all of the largest fresh water lakes in the world. You might remember back in 1998 Lake Champlain was briefly named as the sixth Great Lake... But that designation was lifted after representatives of the states around the five traditional Great Lakes complained that Champlain was not big enough to be considered "great."

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Today -- Senator Bernie Sanders will officially kick off his presidential campaign. Sanders will be speaking this evening at the Burlington Waterfront. Where he will lay out what he calls his "Agenda for America." Eva McKend will join us live at Waterfront at all morning beginning at 5:30. And Stay with Channel 3 on this story. We'll have complete coverage on Sanders campaign kickoff throughout the day.

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(anchors introduce gary) A few AM showers, then partly cloudy, very warm & humid today. Still warm, humid on Wed., then showers, t-storms by late afternoon. Less humid on Thursday, nice day on Friday. Another cold front late Saturday afternoon with showers, t-storms. That front may stall out and keep showers going on Sunday & Monday, too, and it will be cooler.

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Today: A few AM showers Then partly sunny Warm & humid Highs: 82 to 88 Wind: SW 10 to 20 mph Tonight: Variable clouds Warm & muggy Lows: 63 to 70 Wind: S 5 to 15 mph Wednesday: Showers, t-storms developing mid-afternoon Highs: 82 to 88 Wind: S 10 to 20 mph Extended: Thursday: AM showers Then clearing Turning less humid Lows: 60s Highs: 70s Friday: Mostly sunny Lows: 45 to 55 Highs: 75 to 85 Saturday: Some AM sun Increasing clouds Showers, t-storms late Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 75 to 85 Hyper-Extended: Sunday: Mostly cloudy Chance for showers, especially early Lows: 45 to 55 Highs: 55 to 65 Monday: Partly sunny Chance for showers Lows: 45 to 55 Highs: 60s

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The highest waters ever to flood the state of Texas left at least four dead and several missing this weekend. Recovery operations will continue today -- to find the twelve people missing after their home was swept away. Omar Villafranca reports.

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Supers: Gov. Greg Abbott/Texas-R Omar Villafranca / CBS News / Wimberley, Texas (PKG) (KHOU) Severe storms moved through Texas for the third straight day. Up to six inches of rain fell in Houston ... submerging roads and prompting authorities to declare a flash flood emergency. Leaving drivers stranded in their cars on flooded streets and highways. Even a police officer in Navasota, Texas had to be helped after his patrol car got stuck in rising waters.. (SOT Gov. Abbott ) "You cannot candy coat it. It's absolutely massive." In Hays County -- the swollen Blanco River wiped out more than one-thousand homes.. Including one where two families had gathered for the holiday weekend. 12 people who were inside the house are missing. (STANDUP: Omar Villafranca CBS News Wimberley, Texas) Teams here in Wimberley will transition today from a search to a recovery mission -- meaning that no more survivors are expected to be found in the flood debris. (AIL. No Access International.) The search for survivors is just beginning across the border in Mexico... Where a tornado killed more than a dozen people and hundreds of homes destroyed (TUE0001 KEYE) And in Austin fast moving creeks took over city streets in the downtown area... Flooding businesses and trapping some employees at a 7 eleven. (SOT No name given / Austin Fire Official) Employees waited too long to leave. They had to get on the counters. The threat of severe weather is not yet over in Texas. Forecasts are calling for more rain today. Omar Villafranca CBS News Wimberley, Texas.

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Officials say someone phoned in threats against at least ten passenger planes over the Memorial Day Weekend. Planes headed to New York, Atlanta, Buffalo and New Jersey were among the targets. An Air France flight from Paris to New York's J-F-K airport was threatened. Passengers said they didn't even know what was going on until they landed. Several planes were searched, but investigators found nothing. Officials suspected almost from the get-go the threats didn't seem credible but took things seriously out of precaution.

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An unusual church service in the capital of Rhode Island as parishioners smoked marijuana during a public prayer ceremony. The group walked the sidewalk surrounding the Roger Williams National Memorial in Providence. The original plan was to smoke at a historical well located in the park but a federal judge told the church they couldn't smoke on federal property. The church applied for and was issued a permit for the gathering.

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The grassroots pursuit of presidency by Bernie Sanders -- is reminiscent of when Howard Dean launched his campaign. Anson Tebbetts talks to Dean -- about his run -- and what Sanders can expect.

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12 years ago. Vermont had not witnessed a Presidential run on its turf. Former Governor Howard Dean changed all that. (8442 40:14:11) ((Gov. Howard Dean "our campaign was basically built out of baling wire and chewing gum. We had no money and a state of 600,000 people so not many people gave us a shot. But at that time young people began to flock to the campaign.")) Surrounded by young people, Dean took to Church Street and announced he wanted to be President: (nat sot from day) More than a decade later, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders wants to be President. (nat sot Sanders) Vermont does have roots in the White House. (archive footage of Coolidge and Arthur) President Calvin Coolidge was born in Plymouth and Chester Arthur was from Fairfield. But that was decades ago before TV, the Internet and social media. Dean was just on the cusp of young people using their networks to spread his candidacy. (Tile 8442 40:47:12) ((Gov. Howard Dean "you know I got up and gave a speech that was a big crowd because the young people had figured this out already. And then we had 10 vans parked on Church Street and we stuffed them with young people and sent them to NH.")) Dean was the front runner for weeks with his anti-Iraq war message. It was a contrast to the other Democrats in the primary. He felt the energy at his campaign events. (8442 41:19:02) ((Gov Dean "that was pretty incredible although I had scene that before the campaign had really started to take off and it was providing an alternative to a Democratic Party that was trying to be as much like the Republicans they possibly could.")) Dean's front runner status lasted until the votes were cast. He lost his first ever race in Iowa...then came his famous speech or some have called the "scream". New Hampshire was lost ...and his campaign came to an end. (Tile 8442 42:07:08) ((Gov. Howard Dean/Former Presidential Candidate "since I have 12 years to think about it since I did not win basically what I was doing which I did not realize at the time was running against the Democratic Party.")) and in some ways so is Bernie Sanders. He's challenging the front runner Hillary Clinton. Dean has endorsed the former first lady in the primary but has kind words for Sanders. (Tile 8442 45:58:97) ((Gov. Howard Dean/Former Vt. Governor "He will do fine. Sanders will do well on the campaign trail. He is authentic which people always value. He has a message he has been working on for 40 years and this is the time for that message which is economic justice.)) A message Dean started 12 years ago in his run for President..and now being carried by another Vermonter who thinks he can be President. Anson Tebbetts channel 3 news Burlington. -3-

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A few AM showers, then partly cloudy, very warm & humid today. Still warm, humid on Wed., then showers, t-storms by late afternoon. Less humid on Thursday, nice day on Friday. Another cold front late Saturday afternoon with showers, t-storms. That front may stall out and keep showers going on Sunday & Monday, too, and it will be cooler.

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There's new research, looking at how motherhood changes your brain chemistry ...Marlie Hall has that and more with a look at the day's top health stories

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A new study suggests patients over the age of 80 are not getting the same treatment after surgery as younger patients. Researchers in Australia examined some 20-thousand hospital deaths and found doctors were less likely to thoroughly monitor the elderly after surgery. Doctors in Canada say new research indicates *motherhood* may permanently alter the brain. Researchers at the University of British Columbia found pregnancy may also change the way the brain responds to hormone therapy later in life.. Animal studies found hormone therapy was less effective on rats with children than those who never gave birth. And teenagers who are very overweight may double their risk of bowel cancer later in life. That's according to Harvard University researchers who studied data on more than 200 thousand young Swedish men. They hope the finding could lead to the development of preventive strategies. Those are some of the day's top health stories. Marlie Hall, CBS News, New York.

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In the headlines this morning: Deadly shooting: police identify the suspect in Brownington homicide Wrong Way Driver-- A morrisville woman charged with DUI Plus-- Pursuit of the Presidency-- Sen. Sanders hometown kickoff event today.

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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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Bernie Sanders will officially kick off his campaign TODAY in Burlington. It's where it all started for the independent senator. Eva McKend joins us live from the Burlington Waterfront. What can we expect from his big speech today, Eva?

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Good Morning Ali! This will be a huge symbolic homecoming for Bernie Sanders. Thousands of his supporters from Vermont and across the country are expected to be in Burlington today. Thirty years ago Senator Sanders was the mayor of Burlington and now he'll come full circle, using the Queen City to lay out what his campaign describes as his "Agenda for America." The Senator will likely focus on income inequality, taking on big money in politics and climate change. These are progressive issues he's focused on for years and items he hopes to force his opponents to address. Sanders told channel 3 just last month he is always encouraged by the support he receives when he returns home to Vermont.

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((Bernie Sanders, I-VT I love our state very much because I get inspiration and hope and love from people back home.)) Crews were in the waterfront park building stages and putting up bleachers to accommodate supporters and the media Monday. This is really going to be a bustling and vibrant day in the Queen City. Vermont hasn't received this much national political attention since former Governor Howard Dean ran for President and that was more than a decade ago. Ali.

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Eva will have more live coverage -- in 30 minutes. Stay with Channel 3 on this story. We'll have complete coverage on Sanders campaign kickoff throughout the day.

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A Brownington man is facing murder charges -- after police say a conversation between two neighbors turned deadly. 51-year-old Jeffrey Ray is behind bars -- after police say he allegedly gunned down his neighbor -- Rick Vreeland -- in Ray's driveway on Pepin Road. Investigators say the 53-year-old was unarmed and died at the scene. Police say the two men -- knew each other well -- and had been feuding over a relationship. According to police, Ray was hurt during a confrontation with other individuals who showed up after the shooting. Ray is being held without bail -- at the prison in Newport. He's scheduled to be arraigned later today.

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A Morrisville woman will be in court today -- after police say she was driving drunk -- the wrong way on the interstate. Around 10:30 Monday night -- a trooper was driving on I-89 near the Richmond Exit -- when a car started coming towards his cruiser. He was able to pull over the driver -- and Jennifer Southworth was arrested. Police say this is the 43-year-olds third DUI.

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Burlington police are trying ton find whoever allegedly attacked two victims downtown. Police say the assault happened just after 2 a.m Monday -- near the corner of South Winooski Ave and Cherry street. The suspect allegedly tried to steal a woman's purse -- and then assaulted a man walking with her. The man was treated for non-life threatening facial injuries. The suspect is described as a thin, white male between 5-feet-5-inches and 5-feet-feet-9-inches tall with short brown hair.

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The summer hiking season is underway... And to stay safe and avoid costly rescues -- in New Hampshire, you can get a Hike Safe Card. Hikers who get lost - but have a card - wont get billed for search and rescue costs. The money raised supports search and rescue efforts The Hike Safe cards are only available online. They sell for $25 for an individual or $35 for a family. The state has sold nearly 14-hundred so far -- binging in about $36-thousand dollars.

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In Lanconia, New Hampshire -- Police say they're not expecting a showdown at Bike Week. Bike Week is the biggest motorcycle rally in the Northeast. It starts June 13th. The event draws hundreds of thousands of bikers and spectators to the area -- boosting the local and state economy. Laconia Police Chief Chris Adams says security groups will meet this week to review a recent shootout between bike gangs in Waco, Texas and recent intelligence obtained on the various motorcycle gangs.

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(anchors introduce gary) A few AM showers, then partly cloudy, very warm & humid today. Still warm, humid on Wed., then showers, t-storms by late afternoon. Less humid on Thursday, nice day on Friday. Another cold front late Saturday afternoon with showers, t-storms. That front may stall out and keep showers going on Sunday & Monday, too, and it will be cooler.

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Today: A few AM showers Then partly sunny Warm & humid Highs: 82 to 88 Wind: SW 10 to 20 mph Tonight: Variable clouds Warm & muggy Lows: 63 to 70 Wind: S 5 to 15 mph Wednesday: Showers, t-storms developing mid-afternoon Highs: 82 to 88 Wind: S 10 to 20 mph Extended: Thursday: AM showers Then clearing Turning less humid Lows: 60s Highs: 70s Friday: Mostly sunny Lows: 45 to 55 Highs: 75 to 85 Saturday: Some AM sun Increasing clouds Showers, t-storms late Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 75 to 85 Hyper-Extended: Sunday: Mostly cloudy Chance for showers, especially early Lows: 45 to 55 Highs: 55 to 65 Monday: Partly sunny Chance for showers Lows: 45 to 55 Highs: 60s

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It's that time of year when people are heading for their gardens. But as Judy Simpson found out if compost is part of your plan -- you may want to look twice before you load up.

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Diana Eide has had a backyard vegetable garden for years. ((Diana Eide/Gardener (eye-d) js you have had this garden here for awhile, have you ever had an issue with the soil? 00:02:49:10 Diana Eide/ Gardener " No I have nothing but sand and I have grown my veggies in sand for the past five six years , I could never afford compost so this is the first year I have ever added anything to it. "00:03:01:28)) But with this load of compost from Garvey's Gardens in St Albans, Eide got more than she bargained for. ((00:00:47:01Diana again " Shredded paper bags shredded wire and wrapped in rubber glass, green glass brown glass clear glass I cut my finger on one of them and that is when i had had enough of the surprises." 00:01:04:20)) Eide took her findings back to the garden center. (( Diana again 00:01:27:25" The gentleman I spoke with tried to explain what compost was and he got it from a supplier and basically the take I got from it was, it is what it is. 00:01:42:01)) ((JS SU00:13:48:00 "Gerald Garvey declined our invitation to be interviewed on camera for this story he also wouldn't tell us where he gets the compost from." 00:13:55:14 )) On the Garvey Garden web page there is a link to Green Mountain Compost in Williston. But they told us they have not sold compost to Garvey's since 2012. Eide said Garvey's did come to her house and till the compost into her garden for her, and she considers the issue resolved, but admits she still has concerns over the compost's quality. ((JS are you concerned about planting things in here? 00:03:10:07" ya I am because I don't know, just the things I have seen that are solids and not biodegradable it kind of makes me worried what else might be in there because you can't see chemicals. And I don't know who is making it so I can't ask, well what else is really in there? 00:03:33:19)) So when it comes to buying compost, one industry expert told us not all compost are alike, there is a lot of variability. So check out the product before you buy it. JS Channel three news, Georgia.

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(Mike Napoli's red hot hitting powered the Red Sox to a pair of wins over his former team, the Angels this past weekend...Boston hoped to build on that Monday as they headed to Minnesota to face the Twins.. Joe Kelly on the bump ...Kelly solid in his last two outings, only allowing three runs over his previous two starts...but he looked like a burger at a memorial day barbeque as he was smoked Monday... --- Minnesota already up 1-0......then Eduardo Nunez sending this one down the left field line...Eduardo Escobar coming all the way around from first to score as Nunez pulls into second for the RBI double --- the Twins grab three more after that... with two on, Trevor Plouffe getting all of this one, deep to left and gone...a three run shot...Kelly allowing 7 runs in just 1 and two-thirds... Sox fall to the Twins, 7-2..\The Yankees hosting the team with the best record in the American League...the Kansas City Royals Monday.. --- Jeremy Guthrie on the mound for the Royals and a day he'd like to have this outing back ...bottom of the first ...Chase Headley sending this one deep to right and gone, a two run shot..It's 2-0 New York... --- Same score still in the first, couple ducks on the pond but they are heading home ...Brian McCann sending another free baseball to the fans in right, a three run shot.... --- and New York wasn't done...later, two on, two out...Brett Gardner..the right field stands the place to be for souvenirs... another three run bomb ...the third long ball of the inning...an 8 run first for the Bombers and continuing to pour it on in the 2nd..with two on, the former Sox Stephen Drew, where else, another three run shot to right... Guthrie gives up more home runs, four, then he registered outs, just three... Yankees snap their six game losing streak, routing the Royals 14-1. And tonight, the New York Rangers looking to stay alive in the playoffs as they face the Lightning in Tampa in a must win game 6 ...puck drops for that one at 8 o'clock... with your sports wrap, I'm Kane O'Neill...)

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A few AM showers, then partly cloudy, very warm & humid today. Still warm, humid on Wed., then showers, t-storms by late afternoon. Less humid on Thursday, nice day on Friday. Another cold front late Saturday afternoon with showers, t-storms. That front may stall out and keep showers going on Sunday & Monday, too, and it will be cooler.

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Summer-like weather -- has a lot of people thinking of summer-like treats. Gina Bullard found one business that's shaking up ice cream flavors that are Made in Vermont.

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Scout and Company in Burlington has two specialties -- coffee and ice cream. (00:17:33:23) ((Andrew Burke/Scout & Company "i think having my own cafe was always a dream")) Andrew Burke started the business last year -- at first as a café -- it eventually turned into a coffee shop and an ice cream parlor. (00:18:44:01) ((Andrew Burke/Scout & Company "coffee is steady all year round, it's mostly a morning thing, ice cream is more seasonal and afternoon thing. the two sides balance each other out really well")) But Scout and Co doesn't just dish up run of the mill flavors -- they're unique to say the least. Today Beet Marmalade & Candied Black Walnut Frozen Yogurt is getting churned. ((nat)) Burke uses as many local fruits, herbs, root vegetables and ingredients as possible to create outrageous combinations. This Culinary School of America graduate says the more unconventional the better. (00:20:22:08) ((Andrew Burke/Scout & Company "a lot of the flavors, until someone tastes it, are not going to make sense")) The ice cream flavor board is always changing. And depending on the customer they're hit or miss. Like his latest mix up -- apple, miso and seeds -- which almost has a cheesy quality. (00:24:42:16) ((Andrew Burke/Scout & Company "like 90% of people who try it don't like it")) Scout and Company sells between 12 and 20 gallons a week. The best seller is smoked maple and sea salt - it was sold out this day so we tried basically everything else. ((nat montage of trying flavors??)) (00:38:00:26) ((Andrew Burke/Scout & Company "g-woah")) Strawberry and hops sorbet -- yes please. (00:38:55:14) ((Andrew Burke/Scout & Company "it'll be pretty hoppy. g-woah that makes me pretty happy that is so good!")) What about fire roasted chocolate... (00:40;14:01) ((Andrew Burke/Scout & Company "g-woah it's like chocolate and a campfire at the same time. g-it is like a burnt piece of chocolate but it's interesting the smokey flavor it leaves in your mouth")) Strawberry rose frozen yogurt (00:41:28:00) ((Andrew Burke/Scout & Company "i do feel like my grandmother would like this -- in a good way")) (00;25:08:16) ((Andrew Burke/Scout & Company "we try to make everyone who comes in here happy but sometimes that doesn't work and sometimes you have small children in here crying about the ice cream")) Funky flavors being mixed up for unique Made in Vermont ice cream. (00:24:10:20) ((Andrew Burke/Scout & Company "the goal is never to have every flavor appeal to everyone )) Gina Bullard Channel 3 News Burlington.

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A Rutland man accused of holding his wife captive in their home -- will be in court today. Police say the woman claims 34-year-old Michael Jokinen (JOKE-in-in) padlocked her in a bedroom -- with the windows boarded shut -- and forced her to go to the bathroom in a bucket. Police say they responded to the home in December after the woman jumped out the second-story window to escape. Jokinen pleaded not guilty to kidnapping and unlawful restraint. He is being held without bail.

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Burlington police are trying to find whoever allegedly attacked two victims downtown. Police say the assault happened just after 2 a.m Monday -- near the corner of South Winooski Ave and Cherry street. The suspect allegedly tried to steal a woman's purse -- and then assaulted a man walking with her. The man was treated for non-life threatening facial injuries. The suspect is described as a thin, white male between 5-feet-5-inches and 5-feet-feet-9-inches tall with short brown hair.

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A Colchester man who allegedly assaulted his ex-girlfriend -- will get a new trial. Authorities say two years ago Lawrence Alers attacked a woman in a Colchester parking lot. Witnesses say he used a choke-hold and tried to drag her backwards to his vehicle -- and later almost ran her over. While the victim made a statement to police at the scene, she never testified in court. The justices ruled that relying solely on police statements was not enough to support a simple assault charge. The case goes back to Vermont Superior Court in Burlington.

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A shortage of hardware -- meant some runners from the Vermont city Marathon -- were not able to celebrate holding a medal. Some 8-thousand people participated in the 27th annual race Sunday -- including over 3-thousand who ran the full 26-point-2 miles. But race organizers did not order enough medals for all of the marathoners. They expect to get the problem ironed out in a couple of days and send medals to all participants who didn't get one.

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A few AM showers, then partly cloudy, very warm & humid today. Still warm, humid on Wed., then showers, t-storms by late afternoon. Less humid on Thursday, nice day on Friday. Another cold front late Saturday afternoon with showers, t-storms. That front may stall out and keep showers going on Sunday & Monday, too, and it will be cooler.


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