Tue 29-JUL-2014 Early A.M. News Script

-------- The 5:00 News Scripts Follow ------------

1} WX_INTRO


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)

2} DAMAGEAMPKG_INTRO


Summer storms hit with a fury...forcing some people -- to flee their homes Monday. In Chester -- a half hour of heavy rain -- washed out some homes entirely. As Alex Apple reports -- people who live there couldn't believe how fast it all happened.

3} DAMAGEAMPKG_PKG


Roads caved in homes washed away. A raging river FUELED by torrential RAIN left hundreds in Andover without power Monday. The flash flooding in the town had some people dubbing it the sequal to one of the worst storms in the state's history. ((Kevin Kunze "all I could think about was Irene.)) The wild Starting in the early afternoon prompted a massive response from emergency crews. ((Matthew Wilson, Chester Fire Chief "we don't know what's safe, anything with water over the top of it, don't go over it. Turn the other way, we have lost a lot of roads, we have lost a lot of houses.")) ((Alex Apple "Down route 11 in Chester the flooding continued, nearly wiping out this bridge, siding from homes thrown about, as you can see from the house behind me, it narrowly missed being washed down the river itself.")) The banks of the Williams River were no match for the rush of water, this home ironically dubbed "River Haus" narrowly missed slipping into the water, it's garage was flattened. Power was cut to many homes in Chester after propane tanks burst, leaking gas into the air. Bruce Orchitt came back to see his house spared but found a tree on his garage. ((Bruce Orchitt "you come down over to this side and oh my gosh")) Chester fire chief Matthew Wilson is encouraging people to stay inside until the flooding subsides. ((Chief Wilson "if people are in a safe dry place, we want them to stay in that safe dry place.)) The Red Cross did open up an evacuation center at the Chester fire station Monday -- and as of Monday night just one person was left at the facility. ((Alex Apple Channel 3 News.))

4} CRASHAM_VO


A crash on Route 22-A in Bridport sends multiple people to the hospital. State Police say one person -- taken had multiple broken bones. Three others were treated as a precaution. Troopers say one of the cars -- crossed the center line -- and smashed into the car coming the other way. One car was totaled. Police say they don't think alcohol was a factor in the crash.

5} HERNANDEZ__INTRO


Since Abigail Hernandez returned last week -- the Conway, New Hampshire community has been waiting for answers. It seems today -- they may actually get some. After police arrested a 34-year-old man -- who they say kidnapped the then 14-year-old girl nine months ago, as she was walking home from school. Jim Armstrong of our CBS-affiliate in Boston has the latest.

6} HERNANDEZ_PKG


Missing Person MOND485 Suspect Arrested in Abby Hernandez Case Location: Conway, NH Source: WBZ File Date: 07/29/14 0:48 Format: INSERT TRT: 1:24 Producer: Alicia Hilliard Correspondent: Jim Armstrong<> Topic: Courts, Crime, Missing Person Region: NorthEast Format: INSERT Video Status: Broadcast and proxy video available Restrictions: THIS ITEM CONTAINS HANDOUT MATERIAL. SEE SCRIPT FOR DETAILS. Categories: Courts, Crime, INSERT, Missing Person, NorthEast Abstract: THIS ITEM CONTAINS HANDOUT MATERIAL. SEE SCRIPT FOR DETAILS. The photographs of Abby Hernandez were provided by her family. The mug shot was provided by Conway police. Reporter: Jim Armstrong Supers: Conway, NH :15-:20 Verne Whitehouse Neighbor 1:24-1:31 Shakira Bilodeau Neighbor Script: Investigators work through the night at at Gorham, New Hampshire mobile home park... Where it sounds like Abby Hernandez may have been held captive for nine months. Neighbors here watched the SWAT team arrive at noon on Monday (07/28)... with glee. SOT Verne Whitehouse: (What went through your mind?) "They're coming after Nat, yaaaaay." (You knew something was up with him.) "Oh yeah, everybody did." The suspect is 34-year old Nathaniel Kibby... Made people here suspicious. SOT Verne Whitehouse: "Actually nobody really expected this from him, they expected maybe shoot somebody or blow something up. not to come to this." The 15 year old went missing last October .... Apparently abducted by a man who drove her away in a pickup truck. No one had any idea where she was until she suddenly showed up at home earlier this month -- wearing the same clothes in which she was last seen. On Monday morning, her mother made another promise on national tv ... To keep looking for the person responsible for Abby's disappearance... Abby's mom believes Abby did not know her abductor... But now ... Nathaniel Kibby stands charged with felony kidnapping. And even those who only knew him in passing... are in disbelief. SOT Shakira Bilodeau: "It blew my mind that it was right down the street and nobody had any idea." THIS ITEM CONTAINS HANDOUT MATERIAL. SEE SCRIPT FOR DETAILS.

7} HERNANDEZ__TAG


Kibby will be arraigned this afternoon. The Attorney General's office says details will come out in court -- and there will also be a press conference afterwards.

8} BOY5_VO


A two-year-old boy is in state custody after he was found wandering the streets of Rutland without his parents. Police say the boy was wearing just a diaper and a baseball cap -- and was alone in public for at least three hours. Police learned of the situation Sunday night from a concerned resident.

9} FOUND5_SOTVO


(24:16 Chris Mayhew/Found Toddler)(("We walked out and there was a boy standing exactly where I am now. I went up to him slowly, bent down, picked him up and tried to calm him down because he was crying.")) (42:43 Sgt. John Sly/Rutland Police)(("It was decided that a judge would be called. the judge was contacted and she did order that the child be taken into the court's care and custody until a hearing could be held.")) That hearing was held Monday in Family Court -- the outcome of which is not public. Police say charges could follow if there is evidence that the parents were criminally negligent. Police could not provide details on how the boy ended up on the street.

10} BUDGET5_VO


A list of possible budget cuts is due on Governor Shumlin's desk by the end of the week, after state economists reduced the growth projection for Vermont's tax revenues. Governor Peter Shumlin says the state needs to cut 31-million dollars from the the one-point-four billion dollar general fund. The Agency of Human Services -- which includes entitlement programs, state prisons and protection for children and the elderly -- accounts for about 42 percent of the general fund budget. Human Services secretary Doug Racine says the administration has asked his agency to find 25-million dollars in possible cuts.

11} CUTS5_SOTVO


(( 2:47 - :57 Sec. Doug Racine - Agency of Human Services clearly we want to protect the safety and health of individuals and that's where we're going to be looking to not make cuts. We'll have to go to other areas )) ((3:40 - :50 Sec. Doug Racine - Agency of Human Services 3Squares is safe, but ReachUp, LIHEAP, others do have state dollars and we have to look at all of that. Again, nothing is off the table right now)) Governor Shumlin has said that he hopes to avoid layoffs, which WOULD take about a quarter of the Agency's budget off the table. He also does not want to cut any of the new positions created to relieve under-staffing in the Department for Children and Families. Other departments will see a hiring freeze.

12} WEATHER_GREEN


(anchors introduce gary) Local temps: mainly 50s NE clouds: still some clouds, but they are moving out NE temps/radar: lots of 50s, some 60s. Rain has moved off to east NE dewpoints: back down in more comfy 50s U.S. Clouds/radar: frontal system has moved out of the northeast Forecast clouds/precip: Fair today, less humid, clear tonight. Slight chance for a pop-up t-storm on Wed., a little better chance on Thu.

13} FORECAST


Today: Partly cloudy Less humid Highs: 68 to 75 Wind: WNW 5 to 15 mph Tonight: Mostly clear Cool Patchy fog Lows: 45 to 55 Wind: Light Wednesday: Partly sunny Slight chance for an isolated t-storm Highs: 73 to 80 Wind: S 5 to 15 mph Extended: Thursday: Mix of sun & clouds Scattered showers, t-storms Lows: 50s Highs: 70s Friday: Partly sunny Chance for a few showers Lows: 50s Highs: 70s Saturday: Partly sunny Chance for a few showers Lows: 55 to 62 Highs: 75 to 82 Hyper-Extended: Sunday: Partly sunny Chance for a few showers Lows: 55 to 62 Highs: 75 to 82 Monday: Partly cloudy Lows: 55 to 62 Highs: 75 to 85

14} GAZA_INTRO


Israel's leaders are warning their country -- to prepare for long and ugly war. Calls for a truce grow louder worldwide -- but the loudest sounds in Gaza -- continue to be shelling, sirens and screaming. Susan McGinnis reports.

15} GAZA_PKG


(nats) explosion Israeli airstrikes overnight hit Hamas targets in Gaza ... (nats) explosion ... including this building that houses the Hamas run television and radio stations. Another strike hit the group's government complex. As the sun rose, the damage was in full view on the twenty second day of this nonstop war. -nats- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told his people Monday to prepare for a prolonged conflict against Hamas militants. -nats- Israeli officials claim Hamas fired more than 50 rockets and mortar shells at the Jewish state Monday. An attack on southern Israel killed at least four Israeli soldiers ... bringing the total number lost to 53. -nats- Casualties on the Palestinian side are far greater with more than 11-hundred dead so far, most of them civilians. The two sides are trading blame for a strike Monday on a Gaza park that killed at least 9 children. Secretary of State John Kerry has been pressing both sides to put down their weapons .. but faces criticism for lack of success. -nats- National Security Adviser Susan Rice was heckled Monday, coming to his defense: (SOT Rice) John Kerry, on behalf of the United States, has been working every step of the way with Israel. -nats- The United Nations is also calling for an immediate ceasefire. Susan McGinnis CBS News Washington.

16} FUGATIVEAM_VO


In New York, A fugative is dead after a shootout with police. Police say a fugative task force was attempting to arrest 32-year-old Charles Mozdir, an accused child molester from California -- inside a store in Greenwhich Village Monday afternoon. They say upon entering -- the suspect fired at officers -- and a shootout ensued. Mozdir was shot and killed. Two United States Marshals and a New York City Police detective were shot and are recovering this morning in stable condition. California police say the fugative had been on the run since the summer of 20-12 -- with a million dollar warrent out for his arrest.

17} MAINEAM_VO


Police say murder-suicide killed a family of five in Maine. Detectives say 33-year-old Joel Smith shot his family inside their apartment late Saturday night with a shotgun. A state police detective, said the family had domestic issues and financial problems. He killed his 35-year-old wife, and three children ages 4, 7, and 12 -- before turning the gun on himself. No suicide note was found, but investigators say the wife had told a family friend the night of the shooting that her husband had recently threatened suicide.

18} MASTORMAM_VO


A tornado ripped through a Massachussetts town -- causing extensive damage. The National weather service confirms that a tornado touched down in Revere Monday morning -- with winds between 100 and 120 miles per hour. No major injuries were reported -- but the storm severly damaged numerous homes and businesses. Roofs were ripped off buildilngs and dozens of large trees were uprooted. The tornado was on the ground for two miles. The national weather service says this is the first tornado to hit Suffolk county since the agency began keeping record in 1950.

19} PASSPORTSAM_VO


Major delays for potentially millions of people around the world waiting for a passport... A Glitch crashed the U.S. State Department's Global Database for passports and visas -- creating extensive backlogs. The unspecified glitches have resulted in QUOTE "significant performace issues, including outages" in the process of applications for passports, visas and reports of Americans born aboard since Saturday. A spokesperson says the problem is worldwide, and not specific to any country, visa category, or citizenship document. It's not clear yet how many people are affected, but U.S. officials say about 50,000 applicants were hit in one country alone.

20} SMOKEALARMAM_VO


A new program is saving lives -- by being an extra set of ears and eyes. Oklahoma State university has developed new technology -- that alert the deaf and hearing impaired of a fire. It's called LifeTone; which hears the sound of a smoke alarm and sends out specialized alerts. Developers say the fires that kill people in their homes -- usually happen at night when they are sleeping. The lifetone -- is a little round device that is placed under the mattress, and vibrates if smoke is detected. OSU spokesperson says in about a year's time, the devices they've installed have saved 16 people from fires.

21} WANTEDWEDAM_W_VO


A wanted maryland man was arrested -- after taunting police on their facebook page. Police there say they started a new online initiative -- called Wanted Wednesday. It's where they profile wanted people in the area they haven't been able to track down -- and see the social media community can help identify the suspects. What police say they didn't expect -- was to see one supsect comment on his own picture. They say the post taunted police -- saying they couldn't catch him. Using the post, they were able to locate him just 24 hours later.

22} WX_CHAT_HOME


Almanac: Cool & very wet yesterday Storm reports: Flooding in Windsor County. Worst weather was southern New England and off to our east NE temps/radar: lots of 50s, some 60s. Rain has moved off to east NE dewpoints: back down in more comfy 50s Jet stream: more of a springlike pattern rest of week. U.S. High temps: A little cool for this time of year in the Great Lakes on south and east.

23} HEALTHWATCH_GREEN


Even for those with the busiest of schedules, this new research says you really have no excuse. As little as five minutes a day, may be all you need to cut heart death risks in half. Marlie Hall has our health watch this morning.

24} HEALTHWATCH_PKG


Running - even just a few minutes a day - appears to lower a person's risk of dying from cardiovascular disease. Researchers in Iowa looked at 55-thousand adults during a 15 year period. They found runners who ran consistently lowered their risk the most. But people who ran less than an hour, and people who ran fewer miles at a slower pace-- still had a 45 percent lower risk of death from heart disease or stroke compared to non-runners. Heart patients with dementia are MORE likely to get pacemakers than heart patients who do NOT have cognitive difficulties. That's the surprising finding of a new study out of the University of Pittsburgh. Researchers found those WITH dementia were 1.6 times more likely to get the implant than those who had no memory problems. Researchers say their finding calls into question whether the aggressive treatment is appropriate for patients with such a disabling and incurable disease. And a new study finds preschoolers with special needs benefit when they are surrounded by peers who have strong language skills. Researchers from Ohio found the opposite was also true -- when special needs children were surrounded by children with weak language skills, their language development suffered. Those are the day's top health stories. Marlie Hall, CBS News, New York.

25} HEADLINES_FONT


A New Hampshire man arrested and charged in the Abigail Hernandez case A Summer storm causes major damages across southern Vermont... And Remembering Cheryl Hanna. The Vermont Law School professor dies suddenly.

26} QUICK_WX_DESK


But before we get to those stories -- let's take a quick look at how the weather is shaping up this morning.

27} STORMAM_VO


A summer storm ripped through parts of southern Vermont Monday causing major damage. On the Chester-Andover line water rushed down streets as rivers spilled their banks. At least a dozen people were evacuated as some homes flooded. Others were washed away all together.

28} DAMAGEAM_SOTVO


((Matthew Wilson, Chester Fire Chief "we don't know what's safe, anything with water over the top of it, don't go over it. Turn the other way, we have lost a lot of roads, we have lost a lot of houses.")) The Red Cross did open an emergency shelter in Chester. By Monday night just one person was left at the facility.

29} HERNANDEZ5_FOVO


An arrest in the Abigail Hernandez case. New Hampshire State police say 34-year-old Nathaniel Kibby of Gorham kidnapped the Conway teen nine months ago. The 15-year-old girl disappeared last October. She later made contact with her family, and police suspected she was being aided or HELD by someone. Henandez returned home last week --but there were few immediate answers about where she had been and who she had been with. Police say they have been investigating around the clock -- and say Hernandez provided the information that led to the arrest. Kibby will be arraigned today on felony kidnapping and confining charges.

30} COCAINE6_WHITE


A New Hampshire man is headed to jail for selling cocaine at the Mall in St. Johnsbury. 29-year-old Luis Santana -- from Littleton -- has been sentenced to a year in prison for dealing drugs at the Green Mountain Mall last year. Police say Santana hid nearly 16-grams of coke in the engine compartment of his car.

31} FAIRPOINT12_VO


There's no end in the sight in the contract negotiation between FairPoint Communications and its workers. The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers represents about 18-hundred FairPoint employees in Vermont, Maine and New Hampshire. A Vermont member of the negotiating team says he has little hope of progress when talks resume on today. Health and retirement benefits are among the issues yet to be resolved. Members voted overwhelmingly earlier this month to authorize a strike if necessary.

32} EBOLA11_VO


U-S health officials say there's little chance that the Ebola virus in Africa -- will make it back to the states. But they are warning health care providers -- to be on the lookout for symptoms if anyone traveled recently from West Africa. Two American aid workers in Liberia have tested positive for the deadly virus and are being treated there. An outbreak that first emerged in March has killed more than 670 people in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.

33} CELLPHONES12_VO


A new law -- that unlocks cell phones -- will help domestic violence victims. The bill sponsored by Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy and approved last week -- gives consumers the freedom to change cell phone carriers without changing phones. Organizations like Women Helping Battered Women hope that leads to more donations of used phones so they can give them out to victims of abuse.

34} UNLOCKED12_SOTVO


(06:50)((Emily Fredette/Women Helping Battered Women "Denying access to cell phones and other telecom devices is a tactic used by abusive partners to keep victims of abuse isolated and afraid.)) (04:16)((Sen Leahy "for many women who are gonna get it, cell phones can be a lifeline.)) The bill extends to all cellphone customers. President Obama says he will sign the bill into law.

35} CHERYL6_INTRO


A loss for family, friends and colleagues of Cheryl Hanna. The law school professor and legal expert -- was part of our extended family here at Channel 3. And -- we remember her -- after she passed away. Here's Darren Perron.

36} CHERYL6_PKG_FADE


Cheryl Hanna died suddenly at the age of 48 at her Burlington home. Details were not released. Hanna was a professor at Vermont Law School. And an expert in constitutional law, the U-S Supreme Court and legal issues for women. Channel 3 News viewers know her from many appearances on the news - helping to make complex rulings easy to understand. ((nats: )) She took legal jargon - and translated it into plain language - always taking care to talk about what a court decision meant and why it mattered to viewers at home. And joined us for a monthly segment on "the :30" called Above the Law. Hanna was also a noted author. FX: The Vermont Law School said in a statement, "Professor Hanna was a beloved teacher and role model to many within and beyond the Vermont Law School community. It is with heartache that we share this loss. She will be deeply missed by our faculty, staff, students, and alumni." FX out: Grief counselors are being made available at the school. And a memorial is being planned. The news launched an outpouring from colleagues and students on social media. One message reads ... FX: To the woman who was my role model the past two years. Cheryl Hanna you inspired me to be strong, passionate and never doubt myself even when the odds seemed stacked against me. Another wrote ... FX: You lived a giant life, Cheryl Hanna, and with broken hearts we will forever miss you. A family spokeswoman tells me the greatest tragedy in all of this is she leaves two children. Our thoughts are with them and her husband, Paul.

37} WEATHER2_GREEN


(anchors introduce gary) Local temps: mainly 50s NE clouds: still some clouds, but they are moving out NE temps/radar: lots of 50s, some 60s. Rain has moved off to east NE dewpoints: back down in more comfy 50s U.S. Clouds/radar: frontal system has moved out of the northeast Forecast clouds/precip: Fair today, less humid, clear tonight. Slight chance for a pop-up t-storm on Wed., a little better chance on Thu.

38} FORECAST2


Today: Partly cloudy Less humid Highs: 68 to 75 Wind: WNW 5 to 15 mph Tonight: Mostly clear Cool Patchy fog Lows: 45 to 55 Wind: Light Wednesday: Partly sunny Slight chance for an isolated t-storm Highs: 73 to 80 Wind: S 5 to 15 mph Extended: Thursday: Mix of sun & clouds Scattered showers, t-storms Lows: 50s Highs: 70s Friday: Partly sunny Chance for a few showers Lows: 50s Highs: 70s Saturday: Partly sunny Chance for a few showers Lows: 55 to 62 Highs: 75 to 82 Hyper-Extended: Sunday: Partly sunny Chance for a few showers Lows: 55 to 62 Highs: 75 to 82 Monday: Partly cloudy Lows: 55 to 62 Highs: 75 to 85

39} GAS11_INTRO


A new natural gas pipeline is in the works for Rutland County but it's not expected to be done for years. That's not fast enough for some businesses in the area. Shelby Cashman explains.

40} GAS11_PKG


Some protest the pipeline--- ((NATS file of VT Gas protests)) But Some in the Rutland County business community --are asking for natural gas access--faster. Monday the Rutland Economic Development Corporation--and Chamber of Commerce--requested that Vermont Gas--accelerate Phase Three of the Addison-Rutland Natural Gas Project. That's the part that would outline the route through their community. And some say--its about leveling the playing field. ((01:21 Tom Donahue "Since Chittenden County and Franklin County have previously the opportunity of natural gas to their businesses and residents, and now with the addition of Addison County, it becomes imperative that Rutland County also have that access to Vermont Gas." 01:42)) Rutland Chamber of Commerce CEO and executive director Tom Donahue says--Rutland County needs access to natural gas--to gain a competitive economic advantage. He says--its infrastructure THAT'S necessary for businesses to grow--expand--and keep good paying jobs in the region. ((01:43 Tom Donahue "From a competitive nature, its very important for us to be able to achieve those same efficiencies for businesses, particularly our larger manufacturers, and other larger facilities here like our medical center and so on." 01:58)) Right now the project is slated to be complete by 20-20 but folks like Donahue argued they have not seen enough progress to meet that goal. In a letter to Vermont Gas he urged the company to get moving. ((14:35:23 Steve Wark "its nice to see Rutland so interested in this, and we're going to work hard to get it done for them." 14:35:28)) Prior to the letter there was no start date to begin work on phase three. Now-- Company spokesperson Steve Wark says Vermont Gas has agreed to begin the multi-town advisory planning process for that part of the project--this Fall. ((14:33:29 Steve Wark "The purpose is really to work with land owners, and business owners and other stake holders including government officials and regulatory agencies to try and identify the best way to build this project or phase three of this project moving forward." 14:33:45)) ((Shelby Cashman: The business community originally hoped to have the preferred route for the pipeline--established by the end of this year. Vermont Gas says that's not expected to happen until next spring when the advisory process--is complete. Shelby Cashman -- channel 3 news -- Burlington.))

41} GAS11_TAG


At the same time -- the project is facing more legal problems. The Conservation Law Foundation is suing - saying the utility should be required to get a new permit - because the cost of the project has increased 40-percent.

42} SPORTSWRAP_GREEN


43} SPORTSWRAP_PKG


((TRT: 1:41 ... OC: MIKE MCCUNE)) ((With just six games left in the regular season, the Vermont Mountaineers visiting Sanford for a doubleheader yesterday. Vermont starting the day with a game and a half lead over the Mainers in the NECBL's Northern Division. ---------------------- - In the opener, Vermont picks up a 5-1 win and secures at least a top two finish in the Northern Division, which means home field advantage in the first round of the NECBL playoffs... ---- Sanford led 3-1 after three innings in the nightcap when that game was suspended due to rain...it will be completed as part of another doubleheader Thursday in Maine. The Mountaineers host the Valley Blue Sox tonight in Montpelier. ---------------------- ------ The Vermont Lake Monsters drop their third straight, 8-3 at Hudson Valley last night. They finish an eight game road trip tonight against the Renegades before returning to Centennial Field on tomorrow night. ---------------------- ---- In the Major Leagues Monday...Toronto absolutely hammers the Red Sox at Fenway 14-1 ... ----- while in Arlington, the Yankees fall to the Texas Rangers 4-2 .... ---------------------- ----- The American Legion baseball tournament was set to finish up on Monday, but Mother Nature has changed those plans. Sunday night's game between the Colchester Cannons and Addison County at Castleton State College was suspended due to thunderstorms with the teams tied at five going into the bottom of the eighth inning. The continued wet weather washed out yesterday as well, so that game will resume, weather permitting, this morning at 10am at Castleton. If Addison wins, they will face Essex in the Legion final starting at 1pm, with Essex needing the beat Addison twice to win the title. If Colchester wins, the Cannons will take on Essex in a knockout game at 1pm, with the winner of that facing Addison for the Legion title at 4pm. ---------------------- -------- All the games taking place at Castleton. We'll have the latest scores, highlights and updates coming up tonight at 6pm. With your sportswrap, I'm Mike McCune.))

44} SHORT_WX_DESK


NE temps/radar: lots of 50s, some 60s. Rain has moved off to east NE dewpoints: back down in more comfy 50s

45} JEWELRYAM_INTRO


Thousands of dollars worth of jewelry stolen from a Greensboro art gallery in the middle of the night. The thief is still on the loose -- and the community wants answers. Melissa howell has the details.

46} JEWELRYAM_PKG


It was just another day at work for employees at Miller's Thumb Gallery Saturday. But it wasn't long before Marion Stegner got devastating news.. ((Marion Stegner/artist 01:03:08 "we all closed up, at 6 o'clock and went home, and Sunday morning was a disaster." 01:03:16)) A thief broke into the gallery -- getting away with the most valuable pieces on display... jewelry designed by Stegner. ((Marian Stegner/artist 01:04:21 "I counted 60 rings and many earrings and anything out of the cases, which had the more valuable things in it." 01:04:32)) ((Eve Passeltiner/Miller's Thumb Gallery Director 01:22:43 sometimes she might take something home to clean and take of so there was this little bit of hope that that what's the case was but turns out we had been robbed." 01:22:53)) None of the jewelry stolen was insured. Dozens of precious stones and minerals collected over 40 years - gone. ((Marian Stegner/artist 01:07:41 it's very sad for Greensboro. It means we have to start living differently." 01:07:46)) ((Melissa Howell/Greensboro 01:34:52 the heist of over a 100-thousand dollars worth of jewelry Saturday night has shaken this tight knit community to its core. A place where crime of that magnitude rarely happens." 01:35:02)) ((Eve Passeltiner/Miller's Thumb Gallery Director 01:23:30 it's devastating, theres been crime, there's been a lot of pain, there's been anger but you take the steps that you can to get the word out let people know and try to make the best of it of possible 01:23:42)) ((Det. Kevin Lehoe/Hardwick Police 01:38:37 "I think we're moving into a time when there are more break-ins and thats something that people should be concerned about is safety. That doesn't mean that its not a safe community but there are always precautions that we can take." 01:38:46)) Miller's Thumb Gallery has improved security since the break-in. Stegner says it's the support from her community that is pulling her through. ((Marian Stegner/Artist 01:09:17 I can't believe this has happened I can't believe we've become such a target I'm touched by the caring and the love." 01:09:26)) Hardwick Police tell us this is one of the largest jewelry heists they've seen in recent years. They are following up on several leads -- but are asking anyone with information to come forward. ((MH Channel 3 News.))

-------- The 6:00 News Scripts Follow ------------

1} WX_INTRO


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)

2} DAMAGEAMPKG_INTRO


Summer storms hit with a fury...forcing some people -- to flee their homes Monday. In Chester -- a half hour of heavy rain -- washed out some homes entirely. As Alex Apple reports -- people who live there couldn't believe how fast it all happened.

3} DAMAGEAMPKG_PKG


Roads caved in homes washed away. A raging river FUELED by torrential RAIN left hundreds in Andover without power Monday. The flash flooding in the town had some people dubbing it the sequal to one of the worst storms in the state's history. ((Kevin Kunze "all I could think about was Irene.)) The wild Starting in the early afternoon prompted a massive response from emergency crews. ((Matthew Wilson, Chester Fire Chief "we don't know what's safe, anything with water over the top of it, don't go over it. Turn the other way, we have lost a lot of roads, we have lost a lot of houses.")) ((Alex Apple "Down route 11 in Chester the flooding continued, nearly wiping out this bridge, siding from homes thrown about, as you can see from the house behind me, it narrowly missed being washed down the river itself.")) The banks of the Williams River were no match for the rush of water, this home ironically dubbed "River Haus" narrowly missed slipping into the water, it's garage was flattened. Power was cut to many homes in Chester after propane tanks burst, leaking gas into the air. Bruce Orchitt came back to see his house spared but found a tree on his garage. ((Bruce Orchitt "you come down over to this side and oh my gosh")) Chester fire chief Matthew Wilson is encouraging people to stay inside until the flooding subsides. ((Chief Wilson "if people are in a safe dry place, we want them to stay in that safe dry place.)) The Red Cross did open up an evacuation center at the Chester fire station Monday -- and as of Monday night just one person was left at the facility. ((Alex Apple Channel 3 News.))

4} CRASHAM_VO


A crash on Route 22-A in Bridport sends multiple people to the hospital. State Police say one person -- taken had multiple broken bones. Three others were treated as a precaution. Troopers say one of the cars -- crossed the center line -- and smashed into the car coming the other way. One car was totaled. Police say they don't think alcohol was a factor in the crash.

5} HERNANDEZ__INTRO


Since Abigail Hernandez returned last week -- the Conway, New Hampshire community has been waiting for answers. It seems today -- they may actually get some. After police arrested a 34-year-old man -- who they say kidnapped the then 14-year-old girl nine months ago, as she was walking home from school. Jim Armstrong of our CBS-affiliate in Boston has the latest.

6} HERNANDEZ_PKG


Missing Person MOND485 Suspect Arrested in Abby Hernandez Case Location: Conway, NH Source: WBZ File Date: 07/29/14 0:48 Format: INSERT TRT: 1:24 Producer: Alicia Hilliard Correspondent: Jim Armstrong<> Topic: Courts, Crime, Missing Person Region: NorthEast Format: INSERT Video Status: Broadcast and proxy video available Restrictions: THIS ITEM CONTAINS HANDOUT MATERIAL. SEE SCRIPT FOR DETAILS. Categories: Courts, Crime, INSERT, Missing Person, NorthEast Abstract: THIS ITEM CONTAINS HANDOUT MATERIAL. SEE SCRIPT FOR DETAILS. The photographs of Abby Hernandez were provided by her family. The mug shot was provided by Conway police. Reporter: Jim Armstrong Supers: Conway, NH :15-:20 Verne Whitehouse Neighbor 1:24-1:31 Shakira Bilodeau Neighbor Script: Investigators work through the night at at Gorham, New Hampshire mobile home park... Where it sounds like Abby Hernandez may have been held captive for nine months. Neighbors here watched the SWAT team arrive at noon on Monday (07/28)... with glee. SOT Verne Whitehouse: (What went through your mind?) "They're coming after Nat, yaaaaay." (You knew something was up with him.) "Oh yeah, everybody did." The suspect is 34-year old Nathaniel Kibby... Made people here suspicious. SOT Verne Whitehouse: "Actually nobody really expected this from him, they expected maybe shoot somebody or blow something up. not to come to this." The 15 year old went missing last October .... Apparently abducted by a man who drove her away in a pickup truck. No one had any idea where she was until she suddenly showed up at home earlier this month -- wearing the same clothes in which she was last seen. On Monday morning, her mother made another promise on national tv ... To keep looking for the person responsible for Abby's disappearance... Abby's mom believes Abby did not know her abductor... But now ... Nathaniel Kibby stands charged with felony kidnapping. And even those who only knew him in passing... are in disbelief. SOT Shakira Bilodeau: "It blew my mind that it was right down the street and nobody had any idea." THIS ITEM CONTAINS HANDOUT MATERIAL. SEE SCRIPT FOR DETAILS.

7} HERNANDEZ___TAG


Kibby will be arraigned this afternoon. The Attorney General's office says details will come out in court -- and there will also be a press conference afterwards.

8} BOY5_VO


A two-year-old Rutland Boy is in state custody -- after being discovered wandering the city's streets alone. Police say the boy was wearing just a diaper and a baseball cap -- and was alone in public for at least three hours. Police learned of the situation last night from a concerned resident.

9} FOUND5_SOTVO


(24:16 Chris Mayhew/Found Toddler)(("We walked out and there was a boy standing exactly where I am now. I went up to him slowly, bent down, picked him up and tried to calm him down because he was crying.")) (42:43 Sgt. John Sly/Rutland Police)(("It was decided that a judge would be called. the judge was contacted and she did order that the child be taken into the court's care and custody until a hearing could be held.")) That hearing was held in Family Court -- the outcome of which is not public. Police say charges could follow if there is evidence that the parents were criminally negligent. Police could not provide details on how the boy ended up on the street.

10} BUDGET5_VO


A list of possible budget cuts is due on Governor Shumlin's desk by Friday, after state economists reduced the growth projection for Vermont's tax revenues. Governor Peter Shumlin says the state needs to cut 31-million dollars from the the one-point-four billion dollar general fund. The Agency of Human Services -- which includes entitlement programs, state prisons and protection for children and the elderly -- accounts for about 42 percent of the general fund budget. Human Services secretary Doug Racine says the administration has asked his agency to find 25-million dollars in possible cuts.

11} CUTS5_SOTVO


(( 2:47 - :57 Sec. Doug Racine - Agency of Human Services clearly we want to protect the safety and health of individuals and that's where we're going to be looking to not make cuts. We'll have to go to other areas )) ((3:40 - :50 Sec. Doug Racine - Agency of Human Services 3Squares is safe, but ReachUp, LIHEAP, others do have state dollars and we have to look at all of that. Again, nothing is off the table right now)) But Governor Shumlin has said that he hopes to avoid layoffs, which WOULD take about a quarter of the Agency's budget off the table. He also does not want to cut any of the new positions created to relieve under-staffing in the Department for Children and Families.

12} WEATHER_GREEN


(anchors introduce gary) Local temps: mainly 50s NE clouds: still some clouds, but they are moving out NE temps/radar: lots of 50s, some 60s. Rain has moved off to east NE dewpoints: back down in more comfy 50s U.S. Clouds/radar: frontal system has moved out of the northeast Forecast clouds/precip: Fair today, less humid, clear tonight. Slight chance for a pop-up t-storm on Wed., a little better chance on Thu.

13} FORECAST


Today: Partly cloudy Less humid Highs: 68 to 75 Wind: WNW 5 to 15 mph Tonight: Mostly clear Cool Patchy fog Lows: 45 to 55 Wind: Light Wednesday: Partly sunny Slight chance for an isolated t-storm Highs: 73 to 80 Wind: S 5 to 15 mph Extended: Thursday: Mix of sun & clouds Scattered showers, t-storms Lows: 50s Highs: 70s Friday: Partly sunny Chance for a few showers Lows: 50s Highs: 70s Saturday: Partly sunny Chance for a few showers Lows: 55 to 62 Highs: 75 to 82 Hyper-Extended: Sunday: Partly sunny Chance for a few showers Lows: 55 to 62 Highs: 75 to 82 Monday: Partly cloudy Lows: 55 to 62 Highs: 75 to 85

14} WORLDWATCH_GREEN


Day 22. More than 1000 dead. And the Israeli prime minister says prepare for longer fighting. Anne marie greeen has world watch.

15} WORLDWATCH_PKG


FIGHTING BETWEEN ISRAEL AND HAMAS MILITANTS IN THE MIDEAST RAGES ON FOR A TWENTY SECOND DAY. ON MONDAY, ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER BENJAMIN NETANYAHU WARNED HIS COUNTRY TO PREPARE FOR A PROLONGED MILITARY OPERATION IN THE GAZA STRIP. THE ISRAELI MILITARY IS NOW URGING MORE RESIDENTS OF GAZA TO LEAVE THEIR HOMES. IN THREE WEEKS OF FIGHTING, MORE THAN ONE THOUSAND PALESTINIANS HAVE BEEN KILLED - THE VAST MAJORITY, CIVILIANS. MORE THAN 50 ISRAELIS, MOSTLY SOLDIERS HAVE DIED.. TWO U.S. MARSHALS AND A NEW YORK CITY POLICE OFFICER ARE RECOVERING FROM GUNSHOT WOUNDS AFTER A SHOOTOUT WITH A FUGITIVE IN MANHATTAN. THE THREE WERE TRYING TO EXECUTE AN ARREST WARRANT FOR 32-YEAR OLD CHARLES MOZDIR (MOHZ-DEER), WHO FLED CALIFORNIA AUTHORITIES TWO YEARS AGO. MOZDIR WAS ALSO SHOT, AND DIED OF HIS INJURIES AT A LOCAL HOSPITAL. THE THREE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS ARE EXPECTED TO RECOVER. AND A LOS ANGELES JUDGE HAS CLEARED THE WAY FOR THE TWO-BILLION DOLLAR SALE OF THE L.A. CLIPPERS TO FORMER MICROSOFT CEO STEVE BALLMER. ON MONDAY, THE JUDGE SIDED WITH THE ESTRANGED WIFE OF TEAM OWNER DONALD STERLING, WHO TOOK CONTROL OF THE TEAM AFTER STERLING WAS BANNED FOR LIFE BY THE N-B-A FOR MAKING RACIST COMMENTS. TWO DOCTORS WHO EXAMINED THE 80-YEAR OLD STERLING SAID HE was mentally incapacitated. THOSE ARE SOME OF THE DAY'S TOP STORIES. I'M ANNE-MARIE GREEN, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.

16} PASSPORTSAM_VO


Major delays for potentially millions of people around the world waiting for a passport... A Glitch crashed the U.S. State Department's Global Database for passports and visas -- creating extensive backlogs. The unspecified glitches have resulted in QUOTE "significant performace issues, including outages" in the process of applications for passports, visas and reports of Americans born aboard since Saturday. A spokesperson says the problem is worldwide, and not specific to any country, visa category, or citizenship document. It's not clear yet how many people are affected, but U.S. officials say about 50,000 applicants were hit in one country alone.

17} SMOKEALARMAM_VO


A new program is saving lives -- by being an extra set of ears and eyes. Oklahoma State university has developed new technology -- that alert the deaf and hearing impaired of a fire. It's called LifeTone; which hears the sound of a smoke alarm and sends out specialized alerts. Developers say the fires that kill people in their homes -- usually happen at night when they are sleeping. The lifetone -- is a little round device that is placed under the mattress, and vibrates if smoke is detected. OSU spokesperson says in about a year's time, the devices they've installed have saved 16 people from fires.

18} WANTEDWEDAM_W_VO


A wanted maryland man was arrested -- after taunting police on their facebook page. Police there say they started a new online initiative -- called Wanted Wednesday. It's where they profile wanted people in the area they haven't been able to track down -- and see the social media community can help identify the suspects. What police say they didn't expect -- was to see one supsect comment on his own picture. They say the post taunted police -- saying they couldn't catch him. Using the post, they were able to locate him just 24 hours later.

19} WX_CHAT_HOME


Almanac: Cool & very wet yesterday Storm reports: Flooding in Windsor County. Worst weather was southern New England and off to our east NE temps/radar: lots of 50s, some 60s. Rain has moved off to east NE dewpoints: back down in more comfy 50s Jet stream: more of a springlike pattern rest of week. U.S. High temps: A little cool for this time of year in the Great Lakes on south and east.

20} AHSCUTS11_INTRO


Less than anticipated growth has agency heads across Vermont looking for millions in potential cuts. It's includes DCF -- where folks are already under fire from the public -- for failing to protect children. Political reporter Kyle Midura has the details.

21} AHSCUTS11_PKG


Human Services is the largest agency in all of state government, taking care of the most vulnerable Vermonters. But cuts are coming -- just as the Department for Children and families is facing multiple state investigations and a public confidence crisis. The agency receives 600 million in state money. 42 percent of the cash that's on the governor's chopping block. ((1:15 - :20 - Sec. Doug Racine - Agency of Human Services we're looking at everything that we do in the agency and looking for places where we might have some room to cut )) Sec. Doug Racine says Governor Peter Shumlin asked the agency to identify 25 million in possible cuts out of the 600 million The Governor wants to avoid layoffs or pension-dipping, so 132 million in salary and benefits and is likely safe, and Corrections costs are largely locked-in. The agency has 250 unfilled vacancies that could remain empty, creating savings, but the original budget already anticipated incomplete staffing. Hires will still be forthcoming for the newly-created positions designed to address child protection issues -- in the wake high profile child deaths. (( 2:47 - :57 Sec. Doug Racine - Agency of Human Services clearly we want to protect the safety and health of individuals and that's where we're going to be looking to not make cuts. We'll have to go to other areas )) Racine says he hopes to avoid cuts in welfare benefits. But, funding is only safe when it's completely federal. ((3:40 - :50 Sec. Doug Racine - Agency of Human Services 3Squares is safe, but ReachUp, LIHEAP, others do have state dollars and we have to look at all of that. Again, nothing is off the table right now)) Each cut also ripples through the budget. Federal dollars come with strings, like matching funds. ((8:29 - :33 - Sec. Doug Racine - Agency of Human Services Every time we cut a state dollar, we're likely to lose federal money at the same time)) While the Governor set a cut target of 25 million dollars for the agency, 13 million would be proportionate to the budget hole and how much the agency receives from the General Fund. Once the Governor reviews possible cuts, a legislative committee will need to sign-off before any take effect. Kyle Midura -- channel 3 news -- Burlington.

22} HEADLINES_FONT


A Summer storm causes major damages across southern Vermont... Police are looking for suspect who stole hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of jewelry.. And Remembering Cheryl Hanna. The Vermont Law School professor dies suddenly.

23} QUICK_WX_DESK


But before we get to those stories -- let's take a quick look at how the weather is shaping up this morning.

24} STORMAM_VO


A summer storm ripped through parts of southern Vermont Monday causing major damage. On the Chester-Andover line water rushed down streets as rivers swelled past capacity. At least a dozen people were evacuated as some homes flooded and others were washed away all together.

25} DAMAGEAM_SOTVO


((Matthew Wilson, Chester Fire Chief "we don't know what's safe, anything with water over the top of it, don't go over it. Turn the other way, we have lost a lot of roads, we have lost a lot of houses.")) The Red Cross did open an emergency shelter in Chester. By Monday night just one person was left at the facility.

26} FAIRPOINT12_VO


Talks resume today -- but there's no end in the sight in the contract negotiation between FairPoint Communications and its workers. The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers represents about 18-hundred FairPoint employees in Vermont, Maine and New Hampshire. A Vermont member of the negotiating team says he has little hope of progress. Health and retirement benefits are among the issues yet to be resolved. Members voted overwhelmingly earlier this month to authorize a strike if necessary.

27} CELLPHONES12_VO


A new law -- that unlocks cell phones -- will help domestic violence victims. The bill sponsored by Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy and approved last week -- gives consumers the freedom to change cell phone carriers without changing phones. Organizations like Women Helping Battered Women hope that leads to more donations of used phones so they can give them out to victims of abuse.

28} UNLOCKED12_SOTVO


(06:50)((Emily Fredette/Women Helping Battered Women "Denying access to cell phones and other telecom devices is a tactic used by abusive partners to keep victims of abuse isolated and afraid.)) (04:16)((Sen Leahy "for many women who are gonna get it, cell phones can be a lifeline.)) The bill extends to all cellphone customers. President Obama says he will sign the bill into law.

29} JEWELRY5_VO


Hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of jewelry was stolen from a small town art gallery. Now, police are looking for the suspect. It was all taken from the Miller's Thumb Gallery in Greensboro. Police estimate the thief made off with about 110-thousand dollars worth of jewerly. About 60 rings and several pairs of earrings were taken.

30} THEFT5_SOTVO


((Marian Stegner/Artist 01:09:17 I can't believe this has happened I can't believe we've become such a target I'm touched by the caring and the love." 01:09:26)) ((Eve Passeltiner/Miller's Thumb Gallery Director 01:23:30 it's devastating there been crime there's been a lot of pain there's been anger but you take the steps that you can to get the word out let people know and try to make the best of it of possible 01:23:42)) None of the jewelry was insured -- Miller's Thumb Gallery is offering a reward of 2-thousand dollars for any information leading to the recovery of the stolen jewelry.

31} CHERYL6_INTRO


A loss for family, friends and colleagues of Cheryl Hanna. The law school professor and legal expert -- was part of our extended family here at Channel 3. And -- we remember her -- after she passed away. Here's Darren Perron.

32} CHERYL6_PKG_FADE


Cheryl Hanna died suddenly at the age of 48 at her Burlington home. Details were not released. Hanna was a professor at Vermont Law School. And an expert in constitutional law, the U-S Supreme Court and legal issues for women. Channel 3 News viewers know her from many appearances on the news - helping to make complex rulings easy to understand. ((nats: )) She took legal jargon - and translated it into plain language - always taking care to talk about what a court decision meant and why it mattered to viewers at home. And joined us for a monthly segment on "the :30" called Above the Law. Hanna was also a noted author. FX: The Vermont Law School said in a statement, "Professor Hanna was a beloved teacher and role model to many within and beyond the Vermont Law School community. It is with heartache that we share this loss. She will be deeply missed by our faculty, staff, students, and alumni." FX out: Grief counselors are being made available at the school. And a memorial is being planned. The news launched an outpouring from colleagues and students on social media. One message reads ... FX: To the woman who was my role model the past two years. Cheryl Hanna you inspired me to be strong, passionate and never doubt myself even when the odds seemed stacked against me. Another wrote ... FX: You lived a giant life, Cheryl Hanna, and with broken hearts we will forever miss you. A family spokeswoman tells me the greatest tragedy in all of this is she leaves two children. Our thoughts are with them and her husband, Paul.

33} WEATHER2_GREEN


(anchors introduce gary) Local temps: mainly 50s NE clouds: still some clouds, but they are moving out NE temps/radar: lots of 50s, some 60s. Rain has moved off to east NE dewpoints: back down in more comfy 50s U.S. Clouds/radar: frontal system has moved out of the northeast Forecast clouds/precip: Fair today, less humid, clear tonight. Slight chance for a pop-up t-storm on Wed., a little better chance on Thu.

34} FORECAST2


Today: Partly cloudy Less humid Highs: 68 to 75 Wind: WNW 5 to 15 mph Tonight: Mostly clear Cool Patchy fog Lows: 45 to 55 Wind: Light Wednesday: Partly sunny Slight chance for an isolated t-storm Highs: 73 to 80 Wind: S 5 to 15 mph Extended: Thursday: Mix of sun & clouds Scattered showers, t-storms Lows: 50s Highs: 70s Friday: Partly sunny Chance for a few showers Lows: 50s Highs: 70s Saturday: Partly sunny Chance for a few showers Lows: 55 to 62 Highs: 75 to 82 Hyper-Extended: Sunday: Partly sunny Chance for a few showers Lows: 55 to 62 Highs: 75 to 82 Monday: Partly cloudy Lows: 55 to 62 Highs: 75 to 85

35} SPORTSWRAP_GREEN


36} SPORTSWRAP_PKG


((TRT: 1:41 ... OC: MIKE MCCUNE)) ((With just six games left in the regular season, the Vermont Mountaineers visiting Sanford for a doubleheader yesterday. Vermont starting the day with a game and a half lead over the Mainers in the NECBL's Northern Division. ---------------------- - In the opener, Vermont picks up a 5-1 win and secures at least a top two finish in the Northern Division, which means home field advantage in the first round of the NECBL playoffs... ---- Sanford led 3-1 after three innings in the nightcap when that game was suspended due to rain...it will be completed as part of another doubleheader Thursday in Maine. The Mountaineers host the Valley Blue Sox tonight in Montpelier. ---------------------- ------ The Vermont Lake Monsters drop their third straight, 8-3 at Hudson Valley last night. They finish an eight game road trip tonight against the Renegades before returning to Centennial Field on tomorrow night. ---------------------- ---- In the Major Leagues Monday...Toronto absolutely hammers the Red Sox at Fenway 14-1 ... ----- while in Arlington, the Yankees fall to the Texas Rangers 4-2 .... ---------------------- ----- The American Legion baseball tournament was set to finish up on Monday, but Mother Nature has changed those plans. Sunday night's game between the Colchester Cannons and Addison County at Castleton State College was suspended due to thunderstorms with the teams tied at five going into the bottom of the eighth inning. The continued wet weather washed out yesterday as well, so that game will resume, weather permitting, this morning at 10am at Castleton. If Addison wins, they will face Essex in the Legion final starting at 1pm, with Essex needing the beat Addison twice to win the title. If Colchester wins, the Cannons will take on Essex in a knockout game at 1pm, with the winner of that facing Addison for the Legion title at 4pm. ---------------------- -------- All the games taking place at Castleton. We'll have the latest scores, highlights and updates coming up tonight at 6pm. With your sportswrap, I'm Mike McCune.))

37} WRAPINTRO_WHITE


38} STORM3_VO


A summer storm ripped through parts of southern Vermont Monday causing major damage. On the Chester-Andover line water rushed down streets as rivers swelled past capacity. At least a dozen people were evacuated as some homes flooded and others were washed away all together.

39} DAMAGE3_SOTVO


((Matthew Wilson, Chester Fire Chief "we don't know what's safe, anything with water over the top of it, don't go over it. Turn the other way, we have lost a lot of roads, we have lost a lot of houses.")) The Red Cross did open an emergency shelter in Chester. By Monday night just one person was left at the facility.

40} TORNADO3__W_VO


The national weather service confirms a bona fide tornado ripped through Revere Massachusetts Monday. Investigators have said it was an E-F-2, with winds topping out around 1-hundred-20-miles-per -hour. The city's mayor says some 65 homes and businesses were damaged. The tornado caused no major injuries or deaths. Revere is about 5-miles north of boston -- and home to more than 50-thousand people.

41} CRASH3_VO


A crash on Route 22-A in Bridport sends multiple people to the hospital. State Police say one person -- taken had multiple broken bones. Three others were treated as a precaution. Troopers say one of the cars -- crossed the center line -- and smashed into the car coming the other way. One car was totaled. Police say they don't think alcohol was a factor in the crash.

42} COURT3_FOVO


A 34-year-old man charged with kidnapping a New Hampshire teen more than nine months ago is heading to court. Nathanial Kibby of Gorham was charged Monday with felony kidnapping Oct. 9 - the day then 14-year-old Abigail Hernandez vanished after leaving her Conway high school. She returned home the night of July 20, but officials have yet to reveal information about the circumstances. The Attorney General's office says details will come out in court today. Kibby was arrested without incident at his mobile home Monday afternoon. The A-G says Hernandez provided authorities with the details that led to Kibby's arrest.

43} BOY3_VO


A two-year-old boy is in state custody after he was found wandering the streets of Rutland without his parents. Police say the boy was wearing just a diaper and a baseball cap -- and was alone in public for at least three hours. Police learned of the situation Sunday night from a concerned resident.

44} STERLING3___VO


The estranged wife of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling can go ahead with the sale of the NBA team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. A California judge sided Monday with Shelly Sterling, who negotiated the record $2 billion sale after the NBA banned Donald Sterling for making offensive remarks about black people. The 80-year-old billionaire plans to file for an appeal.

45} EBOLA3___VO


Health workers are scrambling to trace those who may have been exposed to a man who died Friday from Ebola, one of the deadliest diseases known to man. An outbreak that first emerged in March has killed more than 670 people in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.

46} HANNA3_VO


A loss for the Channel 3 News Family -- Cheryl Hanna has died. Hanna was a professor at Vermont Law School. She was an expert in constitutional law, the U-S Supreme Court and legal issues for women. For Channel 3, Hanna helped break down complex legal issues for our viewers. She leaves behind her husband and two children. Cheryl Hanna was 48 years old.

47} WRAPOUTRO_WHITE


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

48} SHORT_WX_GREEN


NE temps/radar: lots of 50s, some 60s. Rain has moved off to east NE dewpoints: back down in more comfy 50s

49} CANVASBAGS6_INTRO


Canvas bags are nothing new -- but they are more popular than ever. Gina Bullard found some that are made in Vermont.

50} CANVASBAGS6_PKG


((nat)) Stitching away since she was 12 -- ((nat)) Gail DuBois feels at home behind a sewing machine. ((nat)) She's constantly creating new items for her business Vermont Canvas Products in Rutland. (11:06:16) ((Gail DuBois/VT Canvas Products "its extremely durable its 100% cotton")) The company makes basically anything you can imagine out of canvas she buys from all over the world -- items are sewn to last a lifetime. (17:19:25) ((Gail DuBois/VT Canvas Products "g-what is it about them that makes them last? g-the material is so tightly woven that its just extremely strong, i've had people bring back bags they had 20 years and just want a repair ")) DuBois says people who buy bags from places like Lands End and LL.Bean are constantly coming in for repairs -- and often switch to hers. (18:47:25) ((Gail DuBois/VT Canvas Products "g-you could probably go find these bags online cheaper for somewhere - g-right and people do that all the time but anyone thats had our product won't do that ")) It's all canvas all the time for DuBois and her four employees. She sews many of the bags for local hospitals and ambulance companies but the list doesn't stop there. ((gina going through bags)) Many items are waterproof and everything is machine washable. DuBois says she loves coming up with solutions -- and can make anything a customer can dream up or can't find somewhere else. (11:37:29) ((Gail DuBois/VT Canvas Products "seeing the finished product has always been my joy")) Vermont Canvas Products has been in business for 43 years -- DuBois bought the business 25 years ago when the owners were ready to make a change. (9:47:16) ((Gail DuBois/VT Canvas Products "i was here 9 months and they walked away so i learned what i learned")) (17:47:27) ((Gail DuBois/VT Canvas Products "i work for 6 days a week and have for 25 years")) Devoted to her craft -- making Made in Vermont Canvas Products that aim to be a stitch above the rest. Gina Bullard Channel 3 News Rutland.


Top of Script


Last Update: Tue 29-JUL-2014
WebMaster@WCAX.com
© copyright 1996-2012 WCAX-TV