Tue 26-AUG-2014 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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Another fire in Barre City. And police and ramping up the search to find who's lighting them. Late last night the City Manager's office says the Bed and Breakfast facility, formerly the Reynolds House, on South Main Street was destroyed by fire. They're calling it another suspected arson. The building is a total loss. This is the fourth fire in less than a month with similar circumstances.

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It was a backyard barbeque that turned deadly. A Plattsburgh man is accused of stabbing another guest with a kitchen knife. Shelby Cashman has the latest.

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((13:02:56 Matthew Tuner/Eye Witness "There was a lot of blood, it just started pouring out." 13:02:58)) That's graphic image Matthew Turner -- says he remembers from his backyard barbeque Sunday. He and friends gathered behind his apartment building at 1 Pine Street in Plattsburgh. Among the guests -- 49 year old Otis Grenton Junior and 50 year old Richard "Dickey" Bombard. Police say the pair began arguing -- after Bombard accused Grenton of stealing. ((131314 Chief Desmond Racicot "The victim comes over to his friends house another neighbor from the area comes over there's a verbal altercation that starts off where the victim is accusing this guy i'll possibly stealing his friend's beer and food." 13:13:27)) ((13:02:04 Matthew Turner "when I heard yelling, it had gone on for about five to ten minutes." 13:02:07)) Then -- police say Grenton -- who's a convicted felon -- left the house. When he returned -- they say the fight turned deadly. ((131340 Chief Desmond Racicot "at this point this is when it's alleged that the suspect takes a kitchen steak knife swings it twice at the victim missing him. The third time he swings it when's a direct blow right to the guys chest." 131354)) Bombard was rushed to hospital -- and where he was pronounced dead. Grenton is now charged with second degree murder. For those who witnessed the alleged crime -- they say its not something they'll soon forget. ((130306 Matthew Turner "it was definitely startling. A horrifying scene. I really would never want to see that kind of thing again." 130312)) Police say they're still in the early stages of the case. They're still investigating where the knife came from -- whether Grenton came back with it -- or grabbed it from the barbeque. He was arraigned this morning in Plattsburgh--and is currently being held without bail ((SC Channel 3 News))

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Search crews will be back out on Lake Champlain again today -- looking for a missing boater feared to have drowned. Authorities think 65-year-old Brian Webb may have drowned while trying to reach his moored sailboat Saturday night. Police used special sonar equipment in Mallett's Bay in Colchester to try and find the Montpelier man's body. Webb's dinghy was found Sunday, about a mile from his sailboat.

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((Lt. Doug Allen/ Colchester Police Dept. js asks "that seems unusual." 00:03:54:20 "It does it adds some difficulty to our search we are still sticking with our high probablity search area and that would be between where the dingy was docked and where the boat is moored. 00:04:10:12" )) Webb's car was parked at the International Sailing Center across the street from the dinghy dock. He was reported missing by his wife Sunday morning when he did not show up for church.

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A Randolph man is dead following a single car crash in Brookfield. State police say just before 3 pm Monday -- Peter Smithers lost control of his truck after his camper started to fishtail on interstate 89. The truck rolled multiple times in the southbound lane. The 64-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say he was not wearing a seat belt but that speed and alcohol do not appear to be factors in the crash.

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(anchors introduce gary) Local temps: mainly in 50s, some low 60s Fog: Some areas of fog out there again this morning NE clouds: Nary a cloud in the sky NE temps/radar: lots of 50s here, some 60s south and west. Nothing on radar. U.S. Clouds/radar: high pressure overhead giving us sunny, warm weather. Weak cold front coming in from the west. Forecast clouds/precip: Front will come through tonight and early tomorrow with just a chance for a shower or thunderstorm, and cool us off for end of week.

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Today: Sunny & warm Highs: 83 to 90 Wind: SSW 5 to 15 mph Tonight: Variable clouds Chance for a few showers, t-storms Lows: 58 to 65 Wind: S 5 to 15 mph Wednesday: Partly sunny Highs: 75 to 82 Wind: WNW 5 to 15 mph Extended: Thursday: Partly cloudy Cooler Lows: 50s Highs: 65 to 75 Friday: Mostly sunny Lows: 40s Highs: 68 to 75 Saturday: Partly sunny Chance for showers, t-storms late Lows: 50s Highs: 70s Hyper-Extended: Sunday: Partly sunny Chance for showers, t-storms Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 70s Monday: Labor Day Partly sunny Chance for showers, t-storms Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 70s

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Damages could reach one billion dollars. California communities are cleaning up after the earthquake that rocked wine country. Anne Marie Green has the latest.

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US officials say President Obama has authorized surveillance flights over Syria...as he considers future actions against ISIS ACCORDING TO ASSOCIATED PRESS SOURCES. The Pentagon is reportedly sending manned and unmanned reconnaissance flights over the country?. Syria has said it is willing to cooperate with the U-S to put down the Sunni Muslim terrorist group…but said the U.S. needs its permission before launching any airstrikes on its territory. Earlier this month the U-S began striking ISIS targets in *Iraq.* Authorities estimate damage from a magnitude 6-0 earthquake that hit California's wine country Sunday could reach one billion dollars. More aftershocks were felt Monday...as inspectors and engineers made their assessments. Wineries in Napa County were hard hit, but county officials said the majority are open and are encouraging tourists to visit. The quake was the worst to rattle the Bay Area in 25 years ...damaging homes, businesses and leaving more than 200 people injured. And, a community in mourning is vowing to turn its grief for Michael Brown into action. Thousands of people packed into a St. Louis, Missouri church to say goodbye to the unarmed teenager who was shot to death by police officer, Darren Wilson, two weeks ago. Speakers urged people to turn their protest chants into legislation and law... to help protect young men of color. Both the state and the FBI are investigating the circumstances surrounding Brown's death. Those are some of the day's top stories. I'm Anne Marie Green, CBS News New York.

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An unusual sight in the Massachussetts water -- has people saying "you're gonna need a bigger boat"... A great white shark -- was spotted just off a Duxbury beach. Swimmers were ordered out of the water Monday -- after sightings of the 12 to 14 foot shark. A state police helicopter snapped this photo of the great white -- and continued to monitor it until the shark headed south into deeper water. Police say there were a lot of people in the water an on the beach at the time -- but no injuries and the beach reopened after about 2 hours.

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Peeling lane stripes caused some confusion in Virginia -- during morning rush hour traffic. State transportation officials say temporary tape striping peeled up -- and shifted on interstate 66 Monday. The mishap left drivers to follow crooked, squiggly lines. The tape striping had been installed over the weekend -- and a contractor was sent in to fix it after the morning rush hour finished.

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Two volunteer firefighters in Kentucky -- were the ones that had to be rescued after their firetruck went through a garage..... The fire department was assisting wiht a funeral detail -- when a garage gave way under the weight of the truck. Officials say the structure of the garage had deteriorated. Two firefighters were inside the truck when it fell in -- but no one was hurt.

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Back in 2003, Nick Manou was diagnosed with a variety of wrist and arm ailments that essentially left him without the ability to grab or hold anything -- like a golf club. But about five years ago -- he discovered a way to get back on the course. The Rochester New York man -- invented "Schloff" or "Shoe Golf". He took his idea to some engineers -- and they created an attchement that fits over the toe of his shoe -- that lets him keep on swinging. Manou says he's hoping to turn "schloff" into a thriving business -- selling sets, giving lessons, and starting leagues.

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Almanac: Hot & dry yesterday Hurricane Cristobal: Category 1 hurricane, 75 mph winds, heading north, then out to sea NE clouds: Nary a cloud in the sky NE temps/radar: lots of 50s here, some 60s south and west. Nothing on radar.

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A toxic algae is spreading in Lake Champlain and Lake Carmi. Some homeowners are calling the spread of blue-green algae blooms the worst they've seen in years. Alex Apple has the details.

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(Jim Cameron/President Franklin Watershed Committee 04:02)(("just look out, it's not something you want to walk into.")) Jim Cameron sits on the edge of Lake Carmi and can't believe what he sees. The lake he grew up on is now overrun by a crusty green substance called blue-green algae. (Jim Cameron 05:49)(("I've never ever seen this before ever on this lake, so this is clearly a watershed moment.")) Blue green algae can make humans sick -- it come from excess phosphorous running into the lake. Much of that phosphorous comes from sewage runoff or pollution from farms that fertilize with manure. (Jim Cameron 06:37)(("if there is a tributary coming into this lake right now from groundwater, it's bringing phosphorous into this lake")) (Larry Myott 22:26)(("we can't use it for weeks at a time. And so far this summer this has been the longest period we haven't been able to use the lake.")) Algae from Lake Carmi can eventually make its way to Lake Champlain. Cameron runs the Franklin Watershed Committee, a group that works on decreasing pollution in Lake Carmi-- (07:44 Jim Cameron)(("one of the major issues is enforcement.")) --he says the Department of Agriculture needs to do a better job enforcing many of its farming regulations. The department monitors rivers and lakes to make sure toxins from blue-green algae do not enter the drinking water. The Vermont Health Department's website -- updated on August 22nd -- says the lake is still safe. (GFX) "Low alert conditions reported. Open for recreation, but caution is advised in any areas where dense accumulations or scums are apparent. Anyone on the lake or shoreline should watch for and avoid algae blooms." (GFX) Cameron says any algae turns swimmers away and towns like Enosburg and Franklin suffer economically because of it. (12:23 Jim Cameron)(("people don't want to come swim at the lake, they're not going to shop at the local snack bar. There are people making decisions to sell their camps.")) Not all move away though -- even as the algae blooms hover on the water's surface, Larry Myott says he still sees swimmers in the water. (27:58 Larry Myott)(("a couple days before they were swimming at the state park where the sign was clearly posted at the beach: warning, algae problem.")) ((AA Channel 3 News))

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Alex reached out to the state Agriculture department to talk about farming regulations but did not hear back. The Vermont Department of Health says humans and their pets should avoid any area in the lake where they see blue-green algae on the surface.

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Primary Election-- Vermont Voters head to the Polls today... a former FBI director -- seriously injured --in a Vermont crash ... And Keurig rolls out it's New Brewing machine...

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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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An altercation over the weekend in Plattsburgh--leaves one man dead and another charged with murder. 49 year old Otis Grenton Jr of Plattsburgh is charged with 2nd degree murder of 50 year old Richard Bombard. He is also charged with 3rd degree possession of a criminal weapon. Police say around 8pm Sunday evening--Grenton and Bombard got into a verbal altercation at a barbeque in the backyard behind 1 Pine Street. They say Grenton then left the home--and when he returned--the altercation turned physical.

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((13:13:40 Chief Desmond Racicot/Plattsburgh Police Dept. "some punches get thrown and at this point is when its alleged that the suspect takes a kitchen stake knife, swings it twice at the victim missing him. The third time he swings, it was a direct blow right to the guy's chest." 13:13:54)) Grenton was arraigned Monday morning in Plattsburgh and is currently being held without bail.

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The former director of the F-B-I has been seriously hurt in a car crash in Vermont. It happened in Barnard -- along Route 12 -- shortly after noon Monday. State police say an SUV -- driven by (Louie free) Louis Freeh -- went off the road -- hit a mailbox and shrubs and finally came to rest on the side of a tree. The 64-year-old from Delaware -- was airlifted to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center with serious injuries. Freeh was wearing his seatbelt. No one else was hurt. The cause of the crash is still under investigation. Freeh led the FBI from 1993 to 2001. More recently, he was hired by Penn State to examine the handling of child sex abuse complaints involving former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.

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A public reprimand for a Vermont Superior Court judge accused of misconduct. Judge Gregory Rainville was accused of altering a court record in a divorce case. Vermont's Judicial Conduct Board says there was insufficient evidence to prove that the judge intentionally acted inappropriately. However it did rule his actions led to the improper dismissal of a motion which led to substantial legal fees. Rainville will now be required to develop a mentoring program that addresses case load management and timely decision making.

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Multiple people have been arrested in connection with a burglary at the Lake Street Auto Shop in St. Albans. 22-year-old Rykeem Allen, 20-year-old Christopher Bailey, 19-year-old Isaiah Law and a juvenile police have not named are all facing charges. Police say two weeks ago the suspects broke in thru a window and stole computers, vehicle batteries and other items. The value of the stolen goods and damage to the building was estimated at 20-thousand dollars.

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Two Killington men are accused of illegally shooting bears. In early August, a game warden responded to a report of a dead bear found in the back yard of a Killington home -- and determined it had been shot with a rifle. Wardens later executed a search warrant at a nearby home -- and the evidence seized led to the arrest of 24-year-old Scott Keler and 20-year-old Aaron Roucoulet. Vermont law allows killing bears for doing damage in specific situations -- but that's not for things like getting into trash or coming on your property.

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Polls open in just a bit this morning across Vermont. The marquee matchup -- may just a race where there's no candidate listed on the ballot. The contest for the Democratic nomination for Lt. Governor. The Democrats don't have any candiates in the fight this year. Progressive Dean Corren is mounting a write-in campaign. Republican incumbent Phil Scott is not. But is also expected to get votes from across the aisle. Political analysts say Corren will likely win the write-in contest, but Scott would still be the favorite in November.

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((1:04:36 - :52 Mike Smith Political Analyst they will be evenly matched with money. There seems to be loyalties crossing party lines for Phil Scott. There seems to be a heavy organization effort with the progressives for Dean Corren. )) Polls open by 10 am -- some polling centers started as early as five this morning. They'll all close at seven tonight. Of course, we'll bring you the latest results -- on air and online -- as we get them.

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The state's troubled online health insurance marketplace is in for an audit. Vermont State Auditor -- Doug Hoffer -- says his office will be looking into the steps the state took to fix Vermont Health Connect. Hoffer sent a letter to state officials last week. Earlier this month -- the state announced it was cutting ties with the contractor that helped design the website for the marketplace. But nearly a year after its launch -- it's still not fully functional. The state is now working with a new company. The audit will likely be conducted mid- to late September.

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The Vermont company that made its name on single-serve...has reinvented the coffee pot. Keurig Green Mountain Coffee -- unveiled its latest brewing machine this weekend -- at its flagship store in Burlington, Massachusetts. Now Keurig customers can brew a single K-cup OR a 4-cup carafe (kuh-RAHff). The Keurig 2-point-0 machine will be available nationwide in the coming weeks.

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(anchors introduce gary) Local temps: mainly in 50s, some low 60s Fog: Some areas of fog out there again this morning NE clouds: Nary a cloud in the sky NE temps/radar: lots of 50s here, some 60s south and west. Nothing on radar. U.S. Clouds/radar: high pressure overhead giving us sunny, warm weather. Weak cold front coming in from the west. Forecast clouds/precip: Front will come through tonight and early tomorrow with just a chance for a shower or thunderstorm, and cool us off for end of week.

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Today: Sunny & warm Highs: 83 to 90 Wind: SSW 5 to 15 mph Tonight: Variable clouds Chance for a few showers, t-storms Lows: 58 to 65 Wind: S 5 to 15 mph Wednesday: Partly sunny Highs: 75 to 82 Wind: WNW 5 to 15 mph Extended: Thursday: Partly cloudy Cooler Lows: 50s Highs: 65 to 75 Friday: Mostly sunny Lows: 40s Highs: 68 to 75 Saturday: Partly sunny Chance for showers, t-storms late Lows: 50s Highs: 70s Hyper-Extended: Sunday: Partly sunny Chance for showers, t-storms Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 70s Monday: Labor Day Partly sunny Chance for showers, t-storms Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 70s

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((TRT: 2:05 ... OC: AGAIN THIS YEAR)) ((It was a special Monday for golf fans at the Woodstock Country Club. ---------------------- -- Woodstock native Keegan Bradley was back hosting his third annual charity classic. For the second straight year, he's joined by fellow PGA tour winner, Brendan Steele. Even Keegan's aunt Pat Bradley made an appearance today. The event has raised close to $200,000 for charity. The first year the money went for Irene recovery. The last couple of years, the proceeds have gone to the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation which supports programs like the one at Vermont's Children's Hospital. This year, Bradley added one more charity to the list, focusing on a problem that had received a lot of attention of late in Vermont, the drug issue. ---------------------- ------ Keegan Bradley/"I was on a plane flying to the Masters and I came across a Rolling Stone Magazine and the cover story was about the Heroin epidemic in Vermont and it totally shocked me. I couldn't believe it. Jillian and I though it would be nice, at this tournament, to give back or maybe raise some awareness to the issue and we're hoping this small little effort will help people realize how serious this has become." ---------------------- ------- Fresh off their victory in the TD Bank Classic and the program's first 2-0 start since 2003, the UVM women's soccer team saw two players earn top league honors today. Freshman Sarah Martin was named America East rookie of the week after scoring two goals over the weekend, including the OT game winner against Central Connecticut on Friday. --- Sophomore Nikki McFarland, earned America East co-player of the week honors after scoring the first goal in Friday's victory, and then netting the overtime game winner against Youngstown State yesterday. After being named the conference rookie of the year last season, expectations were high for McFarland coming into this season and so far, she's exceeded them. ---------------------- ---------- Kristi Lefebvre/ "Nikki has a huge impact on this team and the fact that she didn't just settle on Rookie Of The Year and come back expecting to play and expecting to be one of the better players on the team is a real testament to her. She came back ready for more and ready to be better than she was, and she already is making a bigger impact again this year." ---------------------- ----------- The Cats play their next four games on the road, starting Friday at Fordham. With your sportswrap, I'm Mike McCune.))

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Another fire in Barre city -- as police there intesify the search to find the person who's lighting them. Late last night the City Manager's office says the Bed and Breakfast facility, formerly the Reynolds House, on South Main Street was destroyed by fire. They're calling it another suspected arson. This is the fourth fire in less than a month with similar circumstances.

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Search crews will be back out on Lake Champlain again today -- looking for a missing boater feared drowned. Authorities think 65-year-old Brian Webb may have drowned while trying to reach his moored sailboat Saturday night. Police used special sonar equipment in Mallett's Bay in Colchester to try and find the Montpelier man's body. Webb's dinghy was found Sunday, about a mile from his sailboat.

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((Lt. Doug Allen/ Colchester Police Dept. js asks "that seems unusual." 00:03:54:20 "It does it adds some difficulty to our search we are still sticking with our high probablity search area and that would be between where the dingy was docked and where the boat is moored. 00:04:10:12" )) Webb's car was parked at the International Sailing Center across the street from the dinghy dock.

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A Randolph man has died -- in a single car crash. State police say it happened just before three Monday afternoon on interstate 89. That's when police say 64-year-old Peter Smithers lost control of his truck when his camper started to fishtail. The truck rolled multiple times in the southbound lane. Smithers was pronounced dead at the scene.

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The former head of the F-B-I was hurt in a single car crash in Vermont. Louis Freeh's S-U-V went off the road in Barnard -- and hit a mailbox. He was airlifted to Dartmouth Hitchcock with serious injuries. Freeh led the FBI from 1993 to 2001. More recently, he was hired by Penn State to examine the handling of child sex abuse complaints involving former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.

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The Market Basket food fight -- may soon be over. Ousted CEO Arthur T. Demoulas has reportedly made a 1-point-5 billion dollar offer to buy out the part of the 71-store company -- controlled by his rival cousin -- Arthur S. Demoulas, and his allies on the board. The board was supposed to meet Sunday -- but it was called off -- due to disagreements over the terms of the sale. People close to the Demoulas family believe the deal is imminant.

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New numbers from the main hospital in Napa reveal they treated even more people than orignally thought in the hours after the powerful 6-point-0 magnitude earthquake. City officials say that 2-hundred-8 people were treated at the city's Queen of the Valley Hospital. A 13-year-old was listed in serious condition -- hit by flying debris from a collapsed fireplace. Gas companies are still searching for more leaks -- that have led to some fires. And water crews are working to fix more than a hundred broken water mains. It's the strongest quake to hit the region in a quarter of a century.

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This year's Emmy winners made it seem like the show might have been a repeat. "Modern Family" and "Breaking Bad" were the big winners. Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston won best actor in a drama. Julia Louis-Dreyfus won best actress in a comedy series for her role in HBO's political comedy "veep." Billy Crystal offered an emotional remembrance of his longtime friend Robin Williams. This was the first time since 1976 the emmys were on a Monday.

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

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NE clouds: Nary a cloud in the sky NE temps/radar: lots of 50s here, some 60s south and west. Nothing on radar.

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The Environmental Protection Agency estimates the average American home contains as much as 100-pounds of hazardous waste. You can find many of the culprits in your cleaning products. That's why one woman is on a mission to replace all of those chemicals with her green cleaning products that are Made in Vermont. Gina Bullard checks them out.

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With a one year old running around -- Elizabeth Smith has her work cut out for her keeping things clean. ((nat)) (15:31:11 ) ((Elizabeth Smith/Little e Organics "very smudgy nice cracker prints")) When Emerson was born -- Smith knew she had to make a change from her normal cleaning supplies that were filled with chemicals. (42:00) ((Elizabeth Smith/Little e Organics "i use to think the stronger the smell the cleaner it's getting and the more disinfectant it is")) But those products seemed too harsh with Emerson around -- so Smith made a change and started making her own in her Wilder home. From an all purpose cleaner to dish soap and carpet deodorizer -- Smith makes everything you need to clean your home top to bottom. ((nat)) Once she realized her natural concoctions could be just as powerful she decided to start Little e Organics. Products range from 7 to 12-dollars -- she sells around 12 products every week at the Hartland Farmer's Market. ((nat talking about products at wall)) Little e Organics has taken over in the Smith household. Her products even replaced her husband's model car collection on the living room shelves. ((nat with emerson)) (5:16:24) ((Elizabeth Smith/Little e Organics "you get this rainbow at the end of this terrible storm")) Smith calls Emerson her rainbow baby -- that's because E had a big brother. But Carson died shortly after he was born. (5:02:15) ((Elizabeth Smith/Little e Organics "he had a rare genetic disorder so he passed away when hew as 5 days old")) Emerson doesn't have the disorder. Smith knows conventional cleaning products had nothing to do with Carson's death -- but she says not having them in her home put her more at ease. (5:59:14) ((Elizabeth Smith/Little e Organics "i'm sure it was in the back of my mind to be a little extra cautious with her")) Now with this rainbow baby running around -- and sticking everything in her mouth -- it's one less thing for Smith to worry about. (15:49:16) ((Elizabeth Smith/Little e Organics "it does have a little bit of a vinegar scent but it goes away it doesn't linger like those other cleaners")) The basis for most of Little e Organics is lemon infused vinegar -- then Smith adds in things like essential oils to boost the cleaning power. (2:19:29) ((Elizabeth Smith/Little e Organics "tea tree oil has a lot of antibacterial cleaning powers and lavender oil does")) Smith says not only are Little e Organics safe and effective -- but for all her competition in the green-cleaning products aisle -- she has one argument. (4:22:18) ((Elizabeth Smith/Little e Organics "i've gone and looked at the labels and i can't pronounce half the things in them")) Products with a powerful message that are made in Vermont. Gina Bullard channel 3 news wilder.

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You can find Little e Organic's products at the Hartland Farmers Market and online - we'll have more information at wcax dot com. ((https://www.facebook .com/littleeorganics)) Mike's here now with a look at sports!

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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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Another fire in Barre City. And police and ramping up the search to find who's lighting them. Late last night the City Manager's office says the Bed and Breakfast facility, formerly the Reynolds House, on South Main Street was destroyed by fire. They're calling it another suspected arson. The building is a total loss. This is the fourth fire in less than a month with similar circumstances.

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It was a backyard barbeque that turned deadly. A Plattsburgh man is accused of stabbing another guest with a kitchen knife. Shelby Cashman has the latest.

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((13:02:56 Matthew Tuner/Eye Witness "There was a lot of blood, it just started pouring out." 13:02:58)) That's graphic image Matthew Turner -- says he remembers from his backyard barbeque Sunday. He and friends gathered behind his apartment building at 1 Pine Street in Plattsburgh. Among the guests -- 49 year old Otis Grenton Junior and 50 year old Richard "Dickey" Bombard. Police say the pair began arguing -- after Bombard accused Grenton of stealing. ((131314 Chief Desmond Racicot "The victim comes over to his friends house another neighbor from the area comes over there's a verbal altercation that starts off where the victim is accusing this guy i'll possibly stealing his friend's beer and food." 13:13:27)) ((13:02:04 Matthew Turner "when I heard yelling, it had gone on for about five to ten minutes." 13:02:07)) Then -- police say Grenton -- who's a convicted felon -- left the house. When he returned -- they say the fight turned deadly. ((131340 Chief Desmond Racicot "at this point this is when it's alleged that the suspect takes a kitchen steak knife swings it twice at the victim missing him. The third time he swings it when's a direct blow right to the guys chest." 131354)) Bombard was rushed to hospital -- and where he was pronounced dead. Grenton is now charged with second degree murder. For those who witnessed the alleged crime -- they say its not something they'll soon forget. ((130306 Matthew Turner "it was definitely startling. A horrifying scene. I really would never want to see that kind of thing again." 130312)) Police say they're still in the early stages of the case. They're still investigating where the knife came from -- whether Grenton came back with it -- or grabbed it from the barbeque. He was arraigned this morning in Plattsburgh--and is currently being held without bail ((SC Channel 3 News))

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Search crews will be back out on Lake Champlain again today -- looking for a missing boater feared to have drowned. Authorities think 65-year-old Brian Webb may have drowned while trying to reach his moored sailboat Saturday night. Police used special sonar equipment in Mallett's Bay in Colchester to try and find the Montpelier man's body. Webb's dinghy was found Sunday, about a mile from his sailboat.

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((Lt. Doug Allen/ Colchester Police Dept. js asks "that seems unusual." 00:03:54:20 "It does it adds some difficulty to our search we are still sticking with our high probablity search area and that would be between where the dingy was docked and where the boat is moored. 00:04:10:12" )) Webb's car was parked at the International Sailing Center across the street from the dinghy dock. He was reported missing by his wife Sunday morning when he did not show up for church.

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A Randolph man is dead following a single car crash in Brookfield. State police say just before 3 pm Monday -- Peter Smithers lost control of his truck after his camper started to fishtail on interstate 89. The truck rolled multiple times in the southbound lane. The 64-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say he was not wearing a seat belt but that speed and alcohol do not appear to be factors in the crash.

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(anchors introduce gary) Local temps: mainly in 50s, some low 60s Fog: Some areas of fog out there again this morning NE clouds: Nary a cloud in the sky NE temps/radar: lots of 50s here, some 60s south and west. Nothing on radar. U.S. Clouds/radar: high pressure overhead giving us sunny, warm weather. Weak cold front coming in from the west. Forecast clouds/precip: Front will come through tonight and early tomorrow with just a chance for a shower or thunderstorm, and cool us off for end of week.

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Today: Sunny & warm Highs: 83 to 90 Wind: SSW 5 to 15 mph Tonight: Variable clouds Chance for a few showers, t-storms Lows: 58 to 65 Wind: S 5 to 15 mph Wednesday: Partly sunny Highs: 75 to 82 Wind: WNW 5 to 15 mph Extended: Thursday: Partly cloudy Cooler Lows: 50s Highs: 65 to 75 Friday: Mostly sunny Lows: 40s Highs: 68 to 75 Saturday: Partly sunny Chance for showers, t-storms late Lows: 50s Highs: 70s Hyper-Extended: Sunday: Partly sunny Chance for showers, t-storms Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 70s Monday: Labor Day Partly sunny Chance for showers, t-storms Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 70s

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The U.S. could be laying down the ground work for a possible Syrian airstrike, as it continues its fight against ISIS militants. Susan McGinnis has the story from Washington.

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(PKG) -nats- US OFFICIALS tell the Associated Press... President Obama approved, and the Pentagon has begun surveillance flights over Syria. The flights are meant to gather reliable intelligence... as the Pentagon drafts military options to help disr upt ISIS operations. -nats- The U.S. has already launched air strikes against ISIS forces in Iraq...to protect u.s. personnel, quell a humanitarian crisis there, and retake territory isis has seized. (STANDUP) The President met Monday with Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and other advisers to discuss military options in Syria including possible air strikes. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said Monday the President believes the terror group is a threat to the United States.. (SOT EARNEST) ISIL HAS ALREADY DEMONSTRATED IN A -- IN -- IN A RATHER VIOLENT FASHION, THEIR WILLINGNESS TO PERPETRATE TERRIBLE ACTS AGAINST AMERICAN CITIZENS. -nats- Plans for military action in Syria come as U.S. and British investigators work to identify the ISIS terrorist who beheaded American journalist James Foley. Syria's foreign m inister warns against any U-S air strikes targeting ISIS without its permission. Susan McGinnis CBS News Washington.

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Four people are dead following a plane crash in suburban Cleveland. Police say the plane went down Monday night -- shortly after taking off from an airport in Willoughby Hills. It happened around 10 pm -- and authorities say the plane was in flames when crews arrived. All four passengers in the Cessna died.

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A former Maine basketball Hall of Famer -- has been senteced to nine months in jail for possessing child pornography. 63-year-old Dana Wilson of Brewer was found guilty last month of having child porn on his laptop. Wilson is a former college basketball standout and well-known disc jockey at school dances. His induction into the Maine Sports Hall of Fame has been revoked.

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Watch out Vermont ... New York officials say they're seeing a spike in local breweries, wineries and distilleries. Governor Cuomo -- says the number of alcohol producers in the state has doubled since 2011. Microbreweries have increased from 40 in 20-11 to 104 this year. And there are now 29 cideries in New York -- up from 5 just three years ago. The state also has 57 new farm breweries and nearly 100 new farm wineries. New York offers incentives to breweries and wineries that rely on locally produced ingredients.

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An unusual sight in the Massachussetts water -- has people saying "you're gonna need a bigger boat"... A great white shark -- was spotted just off a Duxbury beach. Swimmers were ordered out of the water Monday -- after sightings of the 12 to 14 foot shark. A state police helicopter snapped this photo of the great white -- and continued to monitor it until the shark headed south into deeper water. Police say there were a lot of people in the water an on the beach at the time -- but no injuries and the beach reopened after about 2 hours.

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Peeling lane stripes caused some confusion in Virginia -- during morning rush hour traffic. State transportation officials say temporary tape striping peeled up -- and shifted on interstate 66 Monday. The mishap left drivers to follow crooked, squiggly lines. The tape striping had been installed over the weekend -- and a contractor was sent in to fix it after the morning rush hour finished.

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Two volunteer firefighters in Kentucky -- were the ones that had to be rescued after their firetruck went through a garage..... The fire department was assisting wiht a funeral detail -- when a garage gave way under the weight of the truck. Officials say the structure of the garage had deteriorated. Two firefighters were inside the truck when it fell in -- but no one was hurt.

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Back in 2003, Nick Manou was diagnosed with a variety of wrist and arm ailments that essentially left him without the ability to grab or hold anything -- like a golf club. But about five years ago -- he discovered a way to get back on the course. The Rochester New York man -- invented "Schloff" or "Shoe Golf". He took his idea to some engineers -- and they created an attchement that fits over the toe of his shoe -- that lets him keep on swinging. Manou says he's hoping to turn "schloff" into a thriving business -- selling sets, giving lessons, and starting leagues.

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Almanac: Hot & dry yesterday Hurricane Cristobal: Category 1 hurricane, 75 mph winds, heading north, then out to sea NE clouds: Nary a cloud in the sky NE temps/radar: lots of 50s here, some 60s south and west. Nothing on radar.

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Just a regular asprin may be a way to stop blood clots. Brian Webb reports.

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ASPIRIN MAY BE AN EFFECTIVE TOOL FOR PREVENTING BLOOD CLOTS IN THE VEINS. A STUDY IN THE JOURNAL "CIRCULATION" SHOWS THAT 100 MILLIGRAMS OF ASPIRIN A DAY REDUCED THE RISK OF RECURRING BLOOD CLOTS BY UP TO 42 PERCENT. RESEARCHERS SAY ANTICOAGULANT DRUGS ARE MORE EFFECTIVE... BUT THAT ASPIRIN MAY BE A GOOD ALTERNATIVE FOR PATIENTS WHO CAN'T TAKE THOSE LONG-TERM MEDICATIONS. ABOUT ONE OUT OF SEVEN PEOPLE MAY HAVE A DISORDER CALLED SLEEP DRUNKENNESS. RESEARCHERS AT STANFORD UNIVERSITY SAY IT CAUSES CONFUSED OR INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR AFTER WAKING FROM SLEEP... SUCH AS ANSWERING THE PHONE INSTEAD OF TURNING OFF THE ALARM. THE MAJORITY OF PEOPLE WHO EXPERIENCE THESE EPISODES ALSO HAVE A SLEEP DISORDER, A MENTAL HEALTH ISSUE, OR ARE TAKING PSYCHIATRIC DRUGS LIKE ANTIDEPRESSANTS. AND MEDICAL MARIJUANA MAY BE PRODUCING UNEXPECTED BENEFITS. RESEARCHERS AT JOHNS HOPKINS ANALYZED DEATH STATISTICS IN STATES WHERE IT'S LEGAL TO USE MARIJUANA TO MANAGE PAIN. THEY FOUND THAT THE NUMBER OF DEATHS FROM PRESCRIPTION DRUG OVERDOSES WAS 25-PERCENT LOWER THAN IN STATES WHERE MEDICAL MARIJUANA IS STILL ILLEGAL. AND THOSE ARE SOME OF THE DAY'S TOP MEDICAL STORIES. BW FOR CBS NEWS, NEW YORK

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men arrested-- police find suspects connected to a St. Albans burglary... a former FBI director -- seriously injured --in a Vermont crash AND Blue-Green Algae Blooms-- more concerns over the spread of toxic algae..

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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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State police are investigating a single car crash involving a former director of the FBI. It happened in Barnard -- along Route 12 -- shortly after noon. State police say an SUV -- driven by Louis Freeh -- went off the road -- hit a mailbox and shrubs and finally came to rest on the side of a tree. The 64-year-old from Delaware -- was airlifted to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center with serious injuries. Freeh was wearing his seatbelt. No one else was hurt. The cause of the crash is still under investigation. Freeh was director of the FBI from September 1993 to June 2001

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A public reprimand for a Vermont Superior Court judge accused of misconduct. Judge Gregory Rainville was accused of altering a court record in a divorce case. Vermont's Judicial Conduct Board says there was insufficient evidence to prove that the judge intentionally acted inappropriately. However it did rule his actions led to the improper dismissal of a motion which led to substantial legal fees. Rainville will now be required to develop a mentoring program that addresses case load management and timely decision making.

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Multiple people have been arrested in connection with a burglary at the Lake Street Auto Shop in St. Albans. 22-year-old Rykeem Allen, 20-year-old Christopher Bailey, 19-year-old Isaiah Law and a juvenile police have not named are all facing charges. Police say two weeks ago the suspects broke in thru a window and stole computers, vehicle batteries and other items. The value of the stolen goods and damage to the building was estimated at 20-thousand dollars.

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The state's troubled online health insurance marketplace is in for an audit. Vermont State Auditor -- Doug Hoffer -- says his office will be looking into the steps the state took to fix Vermont Health Connect. Hoffer sent a letter to state officials last week. Earlier this month -- the state announced it was cutting ties with the contractor that helped design the website for the marketplace. But nearly a year after its launch -- it's still not fully functional. The state is now working with a new company. The audit will likely be conducted mid- to late September.

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A toxic algae is spreading in Lake Champlain and Lake Carmi ((CAR-MY)). Some homeowners are calling the spread of blue-green algae blooms the worst they've seen in years. Alex Apple has the details.

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(Jim Cameron/President Franklin Watershed Committee 04:02)(("just look out, it's not something you want to walk into.")) Jim Cameron sits on the edge of Lake Carmi and can't believe what he sees. The lake he grew up on is now overrun by a crusty green substance called blue-green algae. (Jim Cameron 05:49)(("I've never ever seen this before ever on this lake, so this is clearly a watershed moment.")) Blue green algae can make humans sick -- it come from excess phosphorous running into the lake. Much of that phosphorous comes from sewage runoff or pollution from farms that fertilize with manure. (Jim Cameron 06:37)(("if there is a tributary coming into this lake right now from groundwater, it's bringing phosphorous into this lake")) (Larry Myott 22:26)(("we can't use it for weeks at a time. And so far this summer this has been the longest period we haven't been able to use the lake.")) Algae from Lake Carmi can eventually make its way to Lake Champlain. Cameron runs the Franklin Watershed Committee, a group that works on decreasing pollution in Lake Carmi-- (07:44 Jim Cameron)(("one of the major issues is enforcement.")) --he says the Department of Agriculture needs to do a better job enforcing many of its farming regulations. The department monitors rivers and lakes to make sure toxins from blue-green algae do not enter the drinking water. The Vermont Health Department's website -- updated on August 22nd -- says the lake is still safe. (GFX) "Low alert conditions reported. Open for recreation, but caution is advised in any areas where dense accumulations or scums are apparent. Anyone on the lake or shoreline should watch for and avoid algae blooms." (GFX) Cameron says any algae turns swimmers away and towns like Enosburg and Franklin suffer economically because of it. (12:23 Jim Cameron)(("people don't want to come swim at the lake, they're not going to shop at the local snack bar. There are people making decisions to sell their camps.")) Not all move away though -- even as the algae blooms hover on the water's surface, Larry Myott says he still sees swimmers in the water. (27:58 Larry Myott)(("a couple days before they were swimming at the state park where the sign was clearly posted at the beach: warning, algae problem."))

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Alex reached out to the state Agriculture department to talk about farming regulations but did not hear back. The Vermont Department of Health says humans and their pets should avoid any area in the lake where they see blue-green algae on the surface.

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Two Killington men are accused of illegally shooting bears. In early August, a game warden responded to a report of a dead bear found in the back yard of a Killington home -- and determined it had been shot with a rifle. Wardens later executed a search warrant at a nearby home -- and the evidence seized led to the arrest of 24-year-old Scott Keler and 20-year-old Aaron Roucoulet. Vermont law allows killing bears for doing damage in specific situations -- but that's not for things like getting into trash or coming on your property.

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The Vermont company that made its name on single-serve...has reinvented the coffee pot. Keurig Green Mountain Coffee -- unveiled its latest brewing machine this weekend -- at its flagship store in Burlington, Massachusetts. Now Keurig customers can brew a single K-cup OR a 4-cup carafe (kuh-RAHff). The Keurig 2-point-0 machine will be available nationwide in the coming weeks.

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(anchors introduce gary) Local temps: mainly in 50s, some low 60s Fog: Some areas of fog out there again this morning NE clouds: Nary a cloud in the sky NE temps/radar: lots of 50s here, some 60s south and west. Nothing on radar. U.S. Clouds/radar: high pressure overhead giving us sunny, warm weather. Weak cold front coming in from the west. Forecast clouds/precip: Front will come through tonight and early tomorrow with just a chance for a shower or thunderstorm, and cool us off for end of week.

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Today: Sunny & warm Highs: 83 to 90 Wind: SSW 5 to 15 mph Tonight: Variable clouds Chance for a few showers, t-storms Lows: 58 to 65 Wind: S 5 to 15 mph Wednesday: Partly sunny Highs: 75 to 82 Wind: WNW 5 to 15 mph Extended: Thursday: Partly cloudy Cooler Lows: 50s Highs: 65 to 75 Friday: Mostly sunny Lows: 40s Highs: 68 to 75 Saturday: Partly sunny Chance for showers, t-storms late Lows: 50s Highs: 70s Hyper-Extended: Sunday: Partly sunny Chance for showers, t-storms Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 70s Monday: Labor Day Partly sunny Chance for showers, t-storms Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 70s

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The race is on. Today is Vermont's primary election. Kyle Midura wraps up his preview series -- with a look at Lieutenant Governor -- a race that analysts are calling the most interesting one in the state this year.

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Democrats own state government in Vermont. They occupy the Governor's office and hold super majorities in both the House and the Senate. But without a candidate in the race for Lieutenant Governor, Tuesday's primary results could lead the party to back Republican incumbent Phil Scott or his Progressive Challenger Dean Corren. ((37:15 - :17 Dean Corren - Progressive for Lt. Governor we're trying to get as many votes as possible )) Corren is mounting an active campaign for write-ins from Dems, while Scott says his focus is solely on November's general election. ((28:22 - :30 Dean Corren - Progressive for Lt. Governor 28:22 I'm running against an incumbent for LG, it's going to take two parties and a lot of people working together in unity in order to make that a success )) ((1:49 - :59 Lt. Gov. Phil Scott - Republican for Lt. Governor I think people are starting to get to know me and know that I'm balanced, I'm moderate and someone that looks at all sides and have a fairly independent voice )) Gov. Peter Shumlin and the state teachers' union endorsed Corren's candidacy, while Scott has the backing of several high-profile Democrats in the state senate and Burlington politics. ((1:03:09 - :15 - Mike Smith - political analyst I do think probably Corren has the edge in trying to get on to the democratic ballot )) Republican Political Analyst Mike Smith - says he expects Corren to have a P and D next to his name when voters go to the polls in November. 250 write-ins are needed Tuesday to receive the Democratic nomination. ((18:17 - :25 Steve Terry - political analyst if your'e an organized candidate :20 and if you can get your people at the polls, it favors your campaign )) Democratic analyst Steve Terry says Corren can rely on votes from the 850 donors who contributed to his public financing efforts earlier this year. He says a win keeps Corren in the race, but does not ensure victory. ((23:38 - :43 Steve Terry Phil Scott is going to be very difficult to beat in November)) ((1:04:36 - :52 Mike Smith they will be evenly matched with money :38 there seems to be loyalties crossing party lines for Phil scott. There seems to be a heavy organization effort with the progressives for Dean Corren )) Scott and Corren largely agree on the most-pressing issues facing Vermonters: health reform, the economy, and taxes, but differ on how to tackle those issues. ((6:47 - :54 Lt. Gov. Phil Scott - Republican for Governor we need to take a look at how we can make the exchange work :51 better , that's first and foremost :54)) Scott says Vermont needs to patch its still flawed exchange which originally launched last October before any transition to single-payer can take place. He says he remains skeptical but not opposed to a universal health care system. Corren says the botched rollout, shows the need for it, and promises simplicity when compared to the exchange. ((32:37 - :42 Dean Corren - Progressive for Governor. you're a Vermotner you're covered :38 everybody gets the same coverage pkg :41 and it's going to be a good coverage package)) ((8:27 - :32 Lt. Gov. Phil Scott - Republican for Governor show me how much it's going to cost, what it's going to look like :30 and how we're going to pay for it )) Both candidates say Vermotners are feeling the pain of rising educational costs via ballooning property taxes. Scott suggests all committees focus on the economy next session. ((12:12 - :20 Lt. Gov. Phil Scott - Republican for Lt. Governor so those folks that are struggling to pay their property taxes, struggling to put fuel oiil in their fuel oil tanks can get by )) Corren says the state should cut spending and increase some taxes -- though he wouldn't say which -- to balance the books. He believes a switch to single-payer will leave Vermonters with more cash to spend, boosting the economy. ((43:56 - :00 Dean Corren - Progressive for Lt. Governor Vermonters believe they're over-taxed because people have been telling them they're over taxed )) Corren has 200-thousand dollars from taxpayers to run his campaign after qualifying for public financing. Scott hopes to raise the same figure through private donors. Both sides see that difference as a campaign issue. But analysts say the issue most likely to lead to victory in November is much simpler. ((24:41 - :44 Steve Terry I think it's likeability )) Polls open by 10 am Tuesday -- some as early as five -- and will close at seven PM. Write-in votes don't need to be spelled correctly in Vermont, but do need to be close enough for election officials to determine who the voter intended. Unofficial results for those on the ballot should be available in time for our late-evening news cast Tuesday night but write-in results won't be available until Friday at the earliest. KM, Ch.3 BTV

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((TRT: 2:05 ... OC: AGAIN THIS YEAR)) ((It was a special Monday for golf fans at the Woodstock Country Club. ---------------------- -- Woodstock native Keegan Bradley was back hosting his third annual charity classic. For the second straight year, he's joined by fellow PGA tour winner, Brendan Steele. Even Keegan's aunt Pat Bradley made an appearance today. The event has raised close to $200,000 for charity. The first year the money went for Irene recovery. The last couple of years, the proceeds have gone to the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation which supports programs like the one at Vermont's Children's Hospital. This year, Bradley added one more charity to the list, focusing on a problem that had received a lot of attention of late in Vermont, the drug issue. ---------------------- ------ Keegan Bradley/"I was on a plane flying to the Masters and I came across a Rolling Stone Magazine and the cover story was about the Heroin epidemic in Vermont and it totally shocked me. I couldn't believe it. Jillian and I though it would be nice, at this tournament, to give back or maybe raise some awareness to the issue and we're hoping this small little effort will help people realize how serious this has become." ---------------------- ------- Fresh off their victory in the TD Bank Classic and the program's first 2-0 start since 2003, the UVM women's soccer team saw two players earn top league honors today. Freshman Sarah Martin was named America East rookie of the week after scoring two goals over the weekend, including the OT game winner against Central Connecticut on Friday. --- Sophomore Nikki McFarland, earned America East co-player of the week honors after scoring the first goal in Friday's victory, and then netting the overtime game winner against Youngstown State yesterday. After being named the conference rookie of the year last season, expectations were high for McFarland coming into this season and so far, she's exceeded them. ---------------------- ---------- Kristi Lefebvre/ "Nikki has a huge impact on this team and the fact that she didn't just settle on Rookie Of The Year and come back expecting to play and expecting to be one of the better players on the team is a real testament to her. She came back ready for more and ready to be better than she was, and she already is making a bigger impact again this year." ---------------------- ----------- The Cats play their next four games on the road, starting Friday at Fordham. With your sportswrap, I'm Mike McCune.))

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NE clouds: Nary a cloud in the sky NE temps/radar: lots of 50s here, some 60s south and west. Nothing on radar.

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Class is in session for students across the state. Champlain College is welcoming students back with the completion of a new 30 million dollar project.

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Driving up Maple Street, one of three new additions to the Champlain College Campus blends in with Burlington's historic neighborhood. But a walk onto the new housing campus reveals a modern space surrounding an amphitheatre. ((David Provost/Champlain College 11:13:24 "between the 3 buildings we add almost 300 beds out here on Champlain's Hill campus." 11:13:30)) The project is known to the community as Res-Tri. The new buildings -- Valcour, Butler and Juniper -- are all named after Islands in Lake Champlain. Students moved in all weekend as they prepared to begin classes Monday. ((Kelly Filippi/Parent 11:49:01 "Bed is made, the computer's hooked up, tv's hooked up. Everything's ready." 11:49:08)) In Butler Hall, there's a community space for students to hang out. Each floor has multiple hallways leading to the dorms. And for one student Ambassador, moving in makes the college experience that much more enjoyable. ((Rhea Hayes/ Sophmore Broadcast and Streaming Media 11:28:43 "We're kind of the first people to live in these rooms and this house so I just really wanted to get it on that." 11:28:49)) ((Andrew Filippi/Champlain College Sophmore 11:47:37 "it's definitely a step up from the traditional dorms. It just brings a whole happy feel." 11:47:44)) ((David Provost/Champlain College 11:16:13 "I think for both the community and the students, they're really going to love this space. The reaction to the rooms, of course, is overwhelming." 11:16:20)) The 30 million dollars project is part of a master plan to make housing available to all students. Champlain College still has plans to add 900 more beds. ((David Provost/Champlain College 11:19:14 "One of their biggest struggles is finding housing. If the institutions take responsibility for providing their housing while they're here at school, that frees up valuable housing stock for young professionals." 11:19:26)) With about 2-thousand students preparing for the new school year, there's also a promenade to welcome students walking from campus to downtown. ((David Provost/Champlain College 11:17:42 "We're trying to create an interior pedestrian way to take some of the foot traffic off South Willard Street and Maple Street." 11:17:48)) With the new buildings up and running, it's now up to the students to keep the rooms nice and tidy. ((Andrew Filippi/Champlain College Sophmore11:49:11 "I'm organized, thats the only good thing about me."11:49:15))

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The complex on Maple Street currently houses about 450 students.

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Another fire in Barre City. And police and ramping up the search to find who's lighting them Late last night the City Manager's office says the Bed and Breakfast facility, formerly the Reynolds House, on South Main Street was destroyed by fire. They're calling it another suspected arson. The building is a total loss. This is the fourth fire in less than a month with similar circumstances.

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An altercation over the weekend in Plattsburgh--leaves one man dead and another charged with murder. 49 year old Otis Grenton Jr of Plattsburgh is charged with 2nd degree murder of 50 year old Richard Bombard. He is also charged with 3rd degree possession of a criminal weapon. Police say around 8pm Sunday evening--Grenton and Bombard got into a verbal altercation at a barbeque in the backyard behind 1 Pine Street. They say Grenton then left the home--and when he returned--the altercation turned physical.

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Search crews will be back out on Lake Champlain again today -- looking for a missing boater feared to have drowned. Authorities think 65-year-old Brian Webb may have drowned while trying to reach his moored sailboat Saturday night. Police used special sonar equipment in Mallett's Bay in Colchester to try and find the Montpelier man's body. Webb's dinghy was found Sunday, about a mile from his sailboat.

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The former director of the F-B-I has been seriously hurt in a car crash in Vermont. It happened in Barnard -- along Route 12 -- shortly after noon Monday. State police say an SUV -- driven by (Louie free) Louis Freeh -- went off the road -- hit a mailbox and shrubs and finally came to rest on the side of a tree. The 64-year-old from Delaware -- was airlifted to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center with serious injuries. Freeh was wearing his seatbelt. No one else was hurt. The cause of the crash is still under investigation. Freeh led the FBI from 1993 to 2001. More recently, he was hired by Penn State to examine the handling of child sex abuse complaints involving former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.

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Polls open in just a bit this morning across Vermont. The marquee matchup -- may just a race where there's no candidate listed on the ballot. The contest for the Democratic nomination for Lt. Governor. The Democrats don't have any candiates in the fight this year. Progressive Dean Corren is mounting a write-in campaign. Republican incumbent Phil Scott is not. But is also expected to get votes from across the aisle. Political analysts say Corren will likely win the write-in contest, but Scott would still be the favorite in November.

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((1:04:36 - :52 Mike Smith Political Analyst they will be evenly matched with money. There seems to be loyalties crossing party lines for Phil Scott. There seems to be a heavy organization effort with the progressives for Dean Corren. )) Polls open by 10 am -- some polling centers started as early as five this morning. They'll all close at seven tonight. Of course, we'll bring you the latest results -- on air and online -- as we get them.

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7-day forecast: sunny & hot today. Weak cold front tonight may bring shower, t-storm. Not as warm on Wed. Cooler yet Thu. & Fri. Holiday weekend looking iffy with chance for showers & t-storms late Saturday through Labor Day.


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