Tue 24-MAY-2016 Early A.M. News Script

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1} SANDERSCLINTONAM_OC__VO


Hillary Clinton will not hold a final debate against Bernie Sanders. Sanders formally accepted Fox New's invitation last week-- but a spokeswoman for Clinton says she declined the invitation. Experts say it's a sign her campaign is already focusing on the general election. Fox news says it's disappointed Because she previously agreed to participate in a debate ahead of the California primary.

2} TRAFFICSTOPS3_OC__VO


Are Vermont State Police biased - when they pull people over? Today the Fair and Impartial Policing committee will release a new report - with data from stops over the last 5 years - and it aims to answer that question. The data will be released tonight at 6 pm-- at the Vermont Law School in South Royalton. The meeting is open to the public.

3} EMBANKMENT5_OC__VO


A Burlington house is on the brink of collapse. It started Sunday morning, when the fire department got a call from the family of three at home at 242 Plattsburgh Street-- saying the bank had given way. Multiple departments responded to shut off all the utilities -- block off the area -- and assess the damage. The city says the soil -- and the steep bank -- may be to blame for the slide.

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Vermont is leading the way when it comes to paying for vasectomies. Governor Peter Shumlin signed a bill into law yesterday that requires public and private health insurance to cover vasectomies without copays and deductibles. The law also includes other types of birth control including the pill for women. Most of the changes take effect in October.

5} NYRIGHTTODIEAM_WHITE


A bill to allow terminally ill adults to ask doctors for life-ending drugs takes a step forward in New York. The Assembly's Health Committee passed the bill Monday. It faces significant challenges in the full Legislature, but advocates hailed the committee's vote as a "historic" step. Later this year California will become the fifth state to allow end-of-life assistance.

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At least 4 schools in New Hampshire received threats yesterday .. Eva has the latest .. Gina, Portsmouth, Keene and Berlin reported getting bomb threats. A Nashua school received a threat saying there were explosives in the building. WMUR-TV reports that building was evacuated while police investigated. It was later deemed safe.

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A school in Rutland was also evacuated yesterday after a bomb scare. Police say someone called the Northeast Elementary School claiming there was a bomb in the building. Students were evacuated and nothing was found.

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System will mainly affect our southern & eastern areas with a few showers, possible t-storms today. More in the way of sunshine to the north & west. On Wed., front comes down from the north with scattered showers, t-storms late in day. Dry day Thursday with high pressure overhead. Back to unsettled weather Friday with showers, t-storms, also warmer & more humid. Stays that way into Saturday. Back door cold front comes down from NE late Saturday into early Sunday with showers, t-storms. Lingering shower possible Sunday AM, then clearing out for the most part for rest of holiday weekend.

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1} ROLLOVERAM_OC__VO


A traffic alert this morning for your commute. Expect delays between exits 13 and 14 north bound on I- 89,. State police say a car rolled over. It's unknown at this time if there are injuries.

2} TRAFFICSTOPS3_OC__VO


Are Vermont State Police biased - when they pull people over? Today the Fair and Impartial Policing committee will release a new report - with data from stops over the last 5 years - and it aims to answer that question. The data will be released tonight at 6 pm-- at the Vermont Law School in South Royalton. The meeting is open to the public.

3} EMBANKMENT5_OC__VO


A Burlington house is on the brink of collapse. It started Sunday morning, when the fire department got a call from the family of three at home at 242 Plattsburgh Street-- saying the bank had given way. Multiple departments responded to shut off all the utilities -- block off the area -- and assess the damage. The city says the soil -- and the steep bank -- may be to blame for the slide.

4} NHTHREATSAM_OC__TECHMAP


At least 4 schools in New Hampshire received threats yesterday .. Eva has the latest .. Gina, Portsmouth, Keene and Berlin reported getting bomb threats. A Nashua school received a threat saying there were explosives in the building. WMUR-TV reports that building was evacuated while police investigated. It was later deemed safe.

5} BOMBTHREAT6_WMAP


A school in Rutland was also evacuated yesterday after a bomb scare. Police say someone called the Northeast Elementary School claiming there was a bomb in the building. Students were evacuated and nothing was found.

6} AM_WEATHER


System will mainly affect our southern & eastern areas with a few showers, possible t-storms today. More in the way of sunshine to the north & west. On Wed., front comes down from the north with scattered showers, t-storms late in day. Dry day Thursday with high pressure overhead. Back to unsettled weather Friday with showers, t-storms, also warmer & more humid. Stays that way into Saturday. Back door cold front comes down from NE late Saturday into early Sunday with showers, t-storms. Lingering shower possible Sunday AM, then clearing out for the most part for rest of holiday weekend.

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1} WEATHER1_GREEN


Today: Nice start to day, but some clouds, showers, south. Some sun north & west today, but showers, possible t-storms south & east.

2} HELLO_SOFTVO


((THANK GARY)) ((EVA TALKS ABOUT CLICK IT OR TICKET)) Another candidate enters the race for Vermont's top job.

3} BILL5_TOPVO


Former Red Sox and Expos pitcher Bill "Spaceman" Lee wants to be Vermont's next governor. In 1988, Lee ran for president under the Canadian Rhinoceros party. Now he's shaking off campaign contributions and condemning wealth inequality. The man who has played more pro baseball games than any other is pro-pot, pro-family, and pro-Expos return to Montreal.

4} LEE5_SOTVO


(00:16:07:00) ((Bill "Spaceman" Lee - Liberty Union Candidate for Governor If you want to see money come down from the two percent, we're going to need umbrellas when I'm elected, because it's going to be raining dollars)) (00:18:54:00) ((Bill "Spaceman" Lee - Liberty Union Candidate for Governor The problem with Amercans is their fist is like this (closed), and you gotta open your hands. Republicans are pteradactyls, they have little short arms, that never get to their front pockets)) (00:18:30:00) ((Bill "Spaceman" Lee - Liberty Union Candidate for Governor if things don't go our way, if we get Trump as president, I'm out of here and I'll take Vermont with us)) Lee will be on the general election ballot running with the Liberty Union Party.

5} SUE6_WVO


A democrat running for governor -- says she has a plan to boost the state's downtowns. Sue Minter says she wants to create a pilot investment program -- re-purposing state and federal grants to invest in distressed downtowns. She says covering three towns in its first year would likely come with an eight to nine figure price tag -- but says no new revenue would be needed.

6} MCALLISTER6_WVO


Norm McAllister -- is running for reelection. The Franklin County Senator is facing sex charges. He was suspended at the beginning of the legislative session in January - his colleagues concerned about the sex assault charges against him. He a trial for each alleged victim -- the first is scheduled to start next month.

7} VTFARMBIZGRANTSAM_WHITE


Millions of dollars is approved to help businesses and farms with startup and expansion costs. The Vermont Economic Development Authority approved about 6 point 8 million in loans .. Through the Small business loan program. The authority also approved financing to help businesses pay for qualifying renewable energy generation and efficiency projects.

8} TRAFFICSTOPS12_TECH__VO


Are Vermont State Police biased - when they pull people over? Today the Fair and Impartial Policing committee will release a new report - with data from stops over the last 5 years - and it aims to answer that question. The analysis was compiled and assessed by experts at Northeastern University. The research will be released tonight at 6 pm-- at the Vermont Law School in South Royalton. The meeting is open to the public. WCAX will be there and have more tonight at 11.

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On the heels of Memorial Day weekend, local law enforcement are joining a national effort to get people to buckle up. It's all part of the "click it or ticket" campaign. Officers and state officials in both New York and Vermont launched the initiative from the ferry dock at Grand Isle Monday. The two states have different laws when it comes to punishing non-seat belt wearing offenders -- but officers on both sides of Lake Champlain will be cracking down on drivers.

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((Phill Scott, the least we can do in our vehicles is take the time for us and our passengers and those others we meet on the highway and take 3 seconds and buckle up)) ((Charles DeWeese/NY traffic safety committee assistant commissioner, In New York state over a 3 year period, 7 percent of front seat motorists killed or injured in crashes at night were killed or injured not wearing seat belts)) More than 30 years ago, it was actually New York that became the first state to enact a mandatory seat belt law. Dozens of other states soon followed. The number of people buckling up has since risen dramatically. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says their primary audience for this campaign continues to be men ages 18 to 34. Research shows they are the group least likely to wear seat belts.

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Vermont state police release the name of the victim in Sunday's deadly UTV crash. Police say 23 year old Angelique "Angel" Frost was killed when she was thrown from the vehicle. It happened in Bellows Falls -- when police say 24 year old Andrew Ielpi drove over a large mound and lost control. Ielpi drove Frost to the Bellows Falls Police department where she was pronounced dead. Ielpi was processed for drunk driving.

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We also now know the names of the 2 people who died in a fire this weekend in Plattsburgh. Officials say Geoffrey Brenno and Joseph Congelosi died in the apartment building early Sunday morning. The two victims -- both 34-years-old -- lived in separate units on the upper levels of the building. Investigators are still working to determine a cause.

13} COLLEGESTREET11_WVO


A cigarette is to blame for a fire in downtown Burlington. The fire broke out at the old Burlington free press office just off College Street yesterday afternoon. Fire fighters say it started when someone threw out a cigarette on the roof. The building is currently under construction. Officials say this is the 3rd fire sparked by a cigarette in A month.

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Tyler is live in Colchester this morning -- with an up close look at one of Vermont's recycling industry. How's it going Tyler? Good morning from Myers Container Service!

15} RECYCLING1AM_LIVE


What do you do? What comes here? There are some new laws about recycling, right? Do you think most people are surprised by what can be recycled? Construction debris: shingles, wood, etc. How do the machines work? How do people get their recyclables here? You also work with composting, right? Talk about the kind of job this is. How can these things be reused? This seems like a large operation - do you have constantly keep these machines going? What kind of people should recycle? Where can they bring materials? When did laws change? Why recycle building items?

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Coming up later this hour -- we'll show you how you can get involved.

17} WEATHER2_DESK


((2SHOT)) ((GREEN WALL)) Current: Temps about normal this morning, light wind. Local temps: mainly in 40s north, 50s south NE satellite: clouds mainly south, clearer north. NE radar/temps: some rain showers, south, especially southern New England. Temps farther south in upper 50s and low 60s. U.S. Radar/satellite: small, slow-moving coastal low drifting our way, much like system last Sunday. Forecast clouds/precip. That system will mainly affect our southern & eastern areas with a few showers, possible t-storms today. More in the way of sunshine to the north & west. On Wed., front comes down from the north with scattered showers, t-storms late in day.

18} FORECAST_GREEN


Today: Mix of sun & clouds Scattered showers, t-storms, mainly S & E Highs: 70 to 80 Wind: WNW 5 to 15 mph Tonight: Mostly clear Lows: 48 to 58 Wind: S 5 to 10 mph Wednesday: Partly sunny Chance for showers, t-storms late afternoon & evening Highs: 75 to 82 Wind: SW to NW 5 to 15 mph Extended: Thursday: Partly cloudy Lows: 50s Highs: 75 to 82 Friday: Mostly cloudy Scattered showers, t-storms Lows: 50s Highs: 75 to 85 Saturday: Partly sunny Showers, t-storms, especially late Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 75 to 85 Hyper-Extended: Sunday: Chance for AM showers Then clearing Lows: 52 to 62 Highs: 72 to 82 Monday: Memorial Day! Partly cloudy Lows: 45 to 55 Highs: 70s

19} EGYPTAM_HOMEVO


In a tweet this morning, the Associated Press says Egyptian forensic officials have retrieved human remains from the EgyptAir Flight 804 crash site that point to an explosion on board. This comes as the hunt continues for the black boxes. 66 people on board died. Now -- crews are desperate for new clues as to why the jet vanished over the Mediterranean. Egyptian and French submarines are searching the ocean floor.

20} TSAOUTAM_WVO


A top T-S-A official is out of a job in the wake of congressional pressure. The change comes as passengers have faced hours-long security lines at airports across the U-S. The house oversight committee said Kelly Hoggan's removal is related to a hearing on the agency's mismanagement earlier this month. That's when they grilled the T-S-A on why Hoggan was given 90-thousand dollars in bonuses, if security lines were not improving.

21} FREDDIEGRAYAM_OC__VO


One of the officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray has been acquitted of all charges in the case. Baltimore police officer Edward Nero was charged with second-degree intentional assault, two counts of misconduct in office and reckless endangerment. He is one of six officers charged in the case. Gray died from spinal injuries after being shackled without a seat belt in the van. The judge announced his decision Monday at the conclusion of the bench trial.

22} CANCERFERTILITYAM_JUMBO__VO


A new study suggests young women who survive cancer *do not* get enough information about how to preserve fertility. Doctors in New York found up to 62-percent of patients they tracked.. said they did not get the details they needed. Many female cancer patients are at risk of early menopause after treatments.

23} CRFRECALLAM_OC__VO


If you didn't check your freezer yet, now may be a good time. Millions of packages of frozen fruits and vegetables dating back to 2014 have been recalled due to a listeria outbreak. CRF Foods supplies tons of product To Costco, Trader Joe's, Target and other retailers. Check the CDC website to see what you need to return or thrown out.

24} SUNFLOWERSEEDSAM_WVO


A nationwide recall of sunflower seeds has been expanded amid continuing concerns over listeria -- according to the Food and Drug Administration. Some products made by Planters, Sunrich Naturals and papa john's salads are included in the recall. The possibly-affected seeds were produced by Minnesota based company sun-opta.

25} FOX11_OC__VO


If you've watched channel 3 over the past week or so -- then you may know we have some special visitors. a fox family is living on the wcax campus. There are at least four kits, that spend their days playing hide and seek in the bushes,, and strolling on the sidewalk.

26} CHEWBACAAM_OC__SOTVO


Have you seen the video of the woman who bought the Chewbacca mask from Kohls and put it on Facebook live? Check this out.. ((laughing in chewie mask)) Candace Payne's infectious laugh went viral after she posted it online. She made over a hundred million people smile because of her joy over a star wars mask she got at Kohl's -- now the store is returning the favor. The store surprised her with even more chewie gifts and 25-hundred dollars in store gift cards and 10-thousand rewards points.

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NE satellite: clouds mainly south, clearer north. NE radar/temps: some rain showers, south, especially southern New England. Temps farther south in upper 50s and low 60s. Today: Nice start to day, but some clouds, showers, south. Some sun north & west today, but showers, possible t-storms south & east.

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Still ahead this morning -- the right to die bill clears New York legislative hurdle... Plus an embankment supporting a burlington home slides into the Winooski river... And Tyler is live from Myers Container Service...trying to keep Vermont clean.

29} WEATHER4_DESK


Today: Nice start to day, but some clouds, showers, south. Some sun north & west today, but showers, possible t-storms south & east.

30} SANDERSCLINTONAM_OC__VO__OC


Hillary Clinton will not hold a final debate against Bernie Sanders. Sanders formally accepted Fox New's invitation last week-- but a spokeswoman for Clinton says she declined the invitation. Experts say it's a sign her campaign is already focusing on the upcoming general election. Fox news says it's disappointed in Clinton's decision .. Because she previously agreed to participate in a debate ahead of the California primary. On the republican side.. Donald Trump is running unopposed today in Washington state's primary.

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One Burlington family home is at risk of falling into the Winooski River .. Cat Viglienzoni has more.

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A house teeters over the bank of the Winooski River -- poised to tumble into the water below. ((SOT Norman Baldwin, Burlington City Engineer 003340 Suddenly it just went. And these things don't go unannounced 44)) Burlington city engineer Norman Baldwin was called to the house on Plattsburgh Avenue Sunday morning -- after the residents called the fire department. They told us off camera that they grabbed their young son -- and ran -- when they heard the trees slide down the bank, tearing into their roof. Now, the tenants don't know if they'll be able to get back in and salvage their belongings. They were allowed an hour on Sunday... but Baldwin says they're likely out of luck at this point. ((SOT Baldwin 002932 probably not likely that they would be able to come back into the building because it's not safe 35 Cat: Is that still the case? Baldwin: I believe it's gotten worse since yesterday afternoon, yes 41)) He says, more material keeps falling -- which means going into the building could be a matter of life or death. ((SOT Baldwin 002958 It could be gone within minutes, unannounced, or it could be there for days and you just don't know, and it's not worth going into the building and putting yourself at risk 08)) It's a risk Baldwin says will only get worse. While springtime runoff and groundwater could have loosened the soil, any more rain could worsen the slide. He says, it's only a matter of time before the house falls into the river. ((SOT Baldwin 003147 this is just mother nature taking its course, and we just happen to be in its way 49)) He says the city plans to issue a dangerous building order. The owners, who live out of state, will then have to decide if they want to try to find a way to shore up the hillside -- or tear this home down to keep it from falling into the river. Cat Viglienzoni, Channel 3 News, Burlington.

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This is not the only house along that street, and the Department of Public Works says it's going to be taking a close look at the others to make sure none of the residents are at risk.

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At least 4 schools in New Hampshire received threats yesterday .. Eva has the latest .. Gina, Portsmouth, Keene and Berlin reported getting bomb threats. A Nashua school received a threat saying there were explosives in the building. WMUR-TV reports that building was evacuated while police investigated. It was later deemed safe.

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A school in Rutland was also evacuated yesterday after a bomb scare. Police say someone called the Northeast Elementary School claiming there was a bomb in the building. Students were moved to the Rutland Intermediate School and parents were notified. Nothing was found in the school -- if you have any information -- call police.

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A man busted -- on the Amtrak train -- with more than two thousand bags of heroin. And now -- 24-year-old Jonathan Nisbeet of Newark, New Jersey -- is going to jail. He was sentenced to three years in prison -- as part of a plea deal with federal prosecutors. He was arrested last summer at the train station in Essex Junction. Prosecutors say Nisbett regularly traveled from New Jersey with large amounts of heroin to sell in Chittenden County. He was arrested after under cover agents set up a series of controlled purchases.

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Vermont is leading the way when it comes to paying for vasectomies. Governor Peter Shumlin signed a bill into law yesterday that requires public and private health insurance to cover vasectomies without copays and deductibles. The law also includes other types of birth control including the pill for women. Most of the changes take effect in October.

38} NYRIGHTTODIEAM_WHITE


A bill to allow terminally ill adults to ask doctors for life-ending drugs takes a step forward in New York. The Assembly's Health Committee passed the bill Monday. It faces significant challenges in the full Legislature, but advocates hailed the committee's vote as a "historic" step. Later this year California will become the fifth state to allow end-of-life assistance.

39} RECYCLE2AM_INTRO


If you ever do work on your home -- don't be so quick to throw out all the waste. A lot of building materials can actually be recycled Tyler is taking a closer look this morning. He's live in Colchester.

40} RECYCLE2AM_LIVE


What do you do? What comes here? There are some new laws about recycling, right? Do you think most people are surprised by what can be recycled? Construction debris: shingles, wood, etc. How do the machines work? How do people get their recyclables here? You also work with composting, right? Talk about the kind of job this is. How can these things be reused? This seems like a large operation - do you have constantly keep these machines going? What kind of people should recycle? Where can they bring materials? When did laws change? Why recycle building items?

41} RECYCLE2AM_TAG


Stay with us -- we'll check out more on how these machines work during our next hour.

42} WEATHER5_DESK


((2SHOT)) ((GREEN WALL)) Current: Temps about normal this morning, light wind. Local temps: mainly in 40s north, 50s south NE satellite: clouds mainly south, clearer north. NE radar/temps: some rain showers, south, especially southern New England. Temps farther south in upper 50s and low 60s. U.S. Radar/satellite: small, slow-moving coastal low drifting our way, much like system last Sunday. Forecast clouds/precip. That system will mainly affect our southern & eastern areas with a few showers, possible t-storms today. More in the way of sunshine to the north & west. On Wed., front comes down from the north with scattered showers, t-storms late in day.

43} FORECAST2_GREEN


Today: Mix of sun & clouds Scattered showers, t-storms, mainly S & E Highs: 70 to 80 Wind: WNW 5 to 15 mph Tonight: Mostly clear Lows: 48 to 58 Wind: S 5 to 10 mph Wednesday: Partly sunny Chance for showers, t-storms late afternoon & evening Highs: 75 to 82 Wind: SW to NW 5 to 15 mph Extended: Thursday: Partly cloudy Lows: 50s Highs: 75 to 82 Friday: Mostly cloudy Scattered showers, t-storms Lows: 50s Highs: 75 to 85 Saturday: Partly sunny Showers, t-storms, especially late Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 75 to 85 Hyper-Extended: Sunday: Chance for AM showers Then clearing Lows: 52 to 62 Highs: 72 to 82 Monday: Memorial Day! Partly cloudy Lows: 45 to 55 Highs: 70s

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A Vermont mom was worried about her daughter getting tick bites. So she took matters into her own hands -- and created an all natural tick repellent that's Made in Vermont.

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Pooches Ruby and Shannon love walks in the woods.. ((nat)) But before they go out with owners Victoria and Glenn there's one rule... ((nat)) Put on tick spray. (00:18:01:21) ((Victoria Dimonda/Green Mountain Repellents "i spray my dogs head to toe bottom of the feet up")) The couple owns Green Mountain Repellents. Five years ago Victoria was looking for a safe option for her two year old daughter with sensitive skin. (00:15:01:16) ((Victoria Dimonda/Green Mountain Repellents "we were hiking and she mentioned she felt a bump on her head and when i looked there was an embedded tick in her head")) She did some research and came up with her own all natural concoction that was safe for her daughter and her dogs. Quickly her friends and family were hooked and convinced her to bottle the tick repellant and sell it. (00:17:31:00) ((Victoria Dimonda/Green Mountain Repellents "i know there's a lot of people who look for an all natural alternative. i've had hunters tell them they put permenthrin on their clothing but they still want to put something on their skin")) The five ingredient spray is made from essential oils of lemon grass, rose geranium and cedar wood along with alcohol and filtered water. Victoria recommends people spray liberally and every few hours. (00:17:42:18) ((Victoria Dimonda/Green Mountain Repellents "gina- does it work? v-our product definitely works, we make no claims to be 100% effective but nothing is 100% effective")) From co-ops all over the Northeast to the Vermont Country Store the repellant is selling and fast. The duo has sold more than 25-thousand bottles. (00:14:07:00) ((Glenn Gunther/Green Mountain Repellents "we both have full time jobs now either its going to grow to a spot where one of us does it full time or someone comes along with an offer we can't refuse")) Victoria also knows the dangers of tick-born illnesses. She's a nurse. (00:19:47:24) ((Victoria Dimonda/Green Mountain Repellents "i see everyday people comign to our office with multiple tick borne disease that make people really really sick")) They're hoping their made-in-Vermont repellents -- won't even land you in the doctor's office.

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An 8 ounce botttle will cost you about 15 bucks. We have more information on our website.. Still ahead .. Gary is back with another check on the weather ..

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Almanac: Warm & dry yesterday. What to Expect: Coastal low will bring showers S & E today. Cold front coming down from NW late Wed. will touch off more showers, t-storms. Warmer, more humid air coming in by late week into start of holiday weekend, along with more scattered showers, possible t-storms.

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It would be called "The Strand" -- a nod to the historic theater that burned down there in the 1960s. The mixed-use building would include space for businesses on the ground level, and a 15-hundred person performance venue. The space is located at the top of the Winooski traffic circle.

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((SOT Bill Niquette, Redstone Senior Associate 002230 We're really trying to make those complementary to existing uses. Not in competition with them. There's a reasonably limited amount of commercial space and we want to build upon the success that's already come back to town in the last 15 years, not compete with it 45)) They hope to break ground this fall.

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((GARY DOES SHORT WX .. TAKES FULL SCREEN ... SHOT COMES BACK OUT TO 4SHOT FOR CLOSE))

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1} ROLLOVERAM_OC__VO


A traffic alert this morning for your commute. Expect delays between exits 13 and 14 north bound on I- 89. State police say a car rolled over. It's unknown at this time if there are injuries.

2} SANDERSCLINTONAM_OC__VO


Hillary Clinton will not hold a final debate against Bernie Sanders. Sanders formally accepted Fox New's invitation last week-- but a spokeswoman for Clinton says she declined the invitation. Experts say it's a sign her campaign is already focusing on the general election. Fox News says it's disappointed Because she previously agreed to participate in a debate ahead of the California primary.

3} TRAFFICSTOPS3_OC__VO


Are Vermont State Police biased - when they pull people over? Today the Fair and Impartial Policing committee will release a new report - with data from stops over the last 5 years - and it aims to answer that question. The data will be released tonight at 6 pm-- at the Vermont Law School in South Royalton. The meeting is open to the public.

4} EMBANKMENT5_OC__VO


A Burlington house is on the brink of collapse. It started Sunday morning, when the fire department got a call from the family of three at home at 242 Plattsburgh Street-- saying the bank had given way. Multiple departments responded to shut off all the utilities -- block off the area -- and assess the damage. The city says the soil -- and the steep bank -- may be to blame for the slide.

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At least 4 schools in New Hampshire received threats yesterday. Portsmouth, Keene and Berlin reported getting bomb threats. And a Nashua school received a threat saying there were explosives in the building. WMUR reports that building was evacuated while police investigated. It was later deemed safe.

6} BOMBTHREAT6_WMAP


A school in Rutland was also evacuated yesterday after a bomb scare. Police say someone called the Northeast Elementary School claiming there was a bomb in the building. Students were evacuated and nothing was found.

7} AM_WEATHER


System will mainly affect our southern & eastern areas with a few showers, possible t-storms today. More in the way of sunshine to the north & west. On Wed., front comes down from the north with scattered showers, t-storms late in day. Dry day Thursday with high pressure overhead. Back to unsettled weather Friday with showers, t-storms, also warmer & more humid. Stays that way into Saturday. Back door cold front comes down from NE late Saturday into early Sunday with showers, t-storms. Lingering shower possible Sunday AM, then clearing out for the most part for rest of holiday weekend.

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1} WEATHER1_GREEN


Today: Nice start to day, but some clouds, showers, south. Some sun north & west today, but showers, possible t-storms south & east.

2} HELLO_SOFTVO


((THANK GARY)) ((EVA TALKS ABOUT CLICK IT OR TICKET)) Another candidate enters the race for Vermont's top job.

3} BILL5_TOPVO


Former Red Sox and Expos pitcher Bill "Spaceman" Lee wants to be Vermont's next governor. In 1988, Lee ran for president under the Canadian Rhinoceros party. Now he's shaking off campaign contributions and condemning wealth inequality. The man who has played more pro baseball games than any other is pro-pot, pro-family, and pro-Expos return to Montreal.

4} LEE5_SOTVO


(00:16:07:00) ((Bill "Spaceman" Lee - Liberty Union Candidate for Governor If you want to see money come down from the two percent, we're going to need umbrellas when I'm elected, because it's going to be raining dollars)) (00:18:54:00) ((Bill "Spaceman" Lee - Liberty Union Candidate for Governor The problem with Amercans is their fist is like this (closed), and you gotta open your hands. Republicans are pteradactyls, they have little short arms, that never get to their front pockets)) (00:18:30:00) ((Bill "Spaceman" Lee - Liberty Union Candidate for Governor if things don't go our way, if we get Trump as president, I'm out of here and I'll take Vermont with us)) Lee will be on the general election ballot running with the Liberty Union Party.

5} SUE6_WVO


A democrat running for governor -- says she has a plan to boost the state's downtowns. Sue Minter says she wants to create a pilot investment program -- re-purposing state and federal grants to invest in distressed downtowns. She says covering three towns in its first year would likely come with an eight to nine figure price tag -- but says no new revenue would be needed.

6} MCALLISTER6_WVO


Norm McAllister -- is running for reelection. The Franklin County Senator is facing sex charges. He was suspended at the beginning of the legislative session in January - his colleagues concerned about the sex assault charges against him. He a trial for each alleged victim -- the first is scheduled to start next month.

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Millions of dollars is approved to help businesses and farms with startup and expansion costs. The Vermont Economic Development Authority approved about 6 point 8 million in loans .. Through the Small business loan program. The authority also approved financing to help businesses pay for qualifying renewable energy generation and efficiency projects.

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Are Vermont State Police biased - when they pull people over? Today the Fair and Impartial Policing committee will release a new report - with data from stops over the last 5 years - and it aims to answer that question. The analysis was compiled and assessed by experts at Northeastern University. The research will be released tonight at 6 pm-- at the Vermont Law School in South Royalton. The meeting is open to the public. WCAX will be there and have more tonight at 11.

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On the heels of Memorial Day weekend, local law enforcement are joining a national effort to get people to buckle up. It's all part of the "click it or ticket" campaign. Officers and state officials in both New York and Vermont launched the initiative from the ferry dock at Grand Isle Monday. The two states have different laws when it comes to punishing non-seat belt wearing offenders -- but officers on both sides of Lake Champlain will be cracking down on drivers.

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((Phill Scott, the least we can do in our vehicles is take the time for us and our passengers and those others we meet on the highway and take 3 seconds and buckle up)) ((Charles DeWeese/NY traffic safety committee assistant commissioner, In New York state over a 3 year period, 7 percent of front seat motorists killed or injured in crashes at night were killed or injured not wearing seat belts)) More than 30 years ago, it was actually New York that became the first state to enact a mandatory seat belt law. Dozens of other states soon followed. The number of people buckling up has since risen dramatically. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it's primary audience for this campaign continues to be men ages 18 to 34. Research shows they are the group least likely to wear seat belts.

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Vermont state police release the name of the victim in Sunday's deadly UTV crash. Police say 23 year old Angelique "Angel" Frost was killed when she was thrown from the vehicle. It happened in Bellows Falls -- when police say 24 year old Andrew Ielpi drove over a large mound and lost control. Ielpi drove Frost to the Bellows Falls Police department where she was pronounced dead. Ielpi was processed for drunk driving.

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We also now know the names of the 2 people who died in a fire this weekend in Plattsburgh. Officials say Geoffrey Brenno and Joseph Congelosi died in the apartment building early Sunday morning. Investigators are still working to determine a cause.

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A cigarette is to blame for a fire in downtown Burlington. The fire broke out at the old Burlington free press office just off College Street yesterday afternoon. Fire fighters say it started when someone threw out a cigarette on the roof.

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Tyler is live in Colchester this morning -- with an up close look at one of Vermont's recycling industry. How's it going Tyler? Good morning from Myers Container Service!

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What do you do? What comes here? There are some new laws about recycling, right? Do you think most people are surprised by what can be recycled? Construction debris: shingles, wood, etc. How do the machines work? How do people get their recyclables here? You also work with composting, right? Talk about the kind of job this is. How can these things be reused? This seems like a large operation - do you have constantly keep these machines going? What kind of people should recycle? Where can they bring materials? When did laws change? Why recycle building items?

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Coming up later this hour -- we'll show you how you can get involved.

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((2SHOT)) ((GREEN WALL)) Current: Temps about normal this morning, light wind. Local temps: mainly in 40s north, 50s south NE satellite: clouds mainly south, clearer north. NE radar/temps: some rain showers, south, especially southern New England. Temps farther south in upper 50s and low 60s. U.S. Radar/satellite: small, slow-moving coastal low drifting our way, much like system last Sunday. Forecast clouds/precip. That system will mainly affect our southern & eastern areas with a few showers, possible t-storms today. More in the way of sunshine to the north & west. On Wed., front comes down from the north with scattered showers, t-storms late in day.

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Today: Mix of sun & clouds Scattered showers, t-storms, mainly S & E Highs: 70 to 80 Wind: WNW 5 to 15 mph Tonight: Mostly clear Lows: 48 to 58 Wind: S 5 to 10 mph Wednesday: Partly sunny Chance for showers, t-storms late afternoon & evening Highs: 75 to 82 Wind: SW to NW 5 to 15 mph Extended: Thursday: Partly cloudy Lows: 50s Highs: 75 to 82 Friday: Mostly cloudy Scattered showers, t-storms Lows: 50s Highs: 75 to 85 Saturday: Partly sunny Showers, t-storms, especially late Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 75 to 85 Hyper-Extended: Sunday: Chance for AM showers Then clearing Lows: 52 to 62 Highs: 72 to 82 Monday: Memorial Day! Partly cloudy Lows: 45 to 55 Highs: 70s

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This morning, the hunt continues for the black boxes from Egypt Air flight 804. 66 people on board died. Now -- crews are desperate for new clues as to why the jet vanished over the Mediterranean. Egyptian and French submarines are searching the ocean floor. Crews have already found life vests -- personal belongings -- and human remains.

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A top T-S-A official is out of a job in the wake of congressional pressure. The change comes as passengers have faced hours-long security lines at airports across the U-S. The house oversight committee said Kelly Hoggan's removal is related to a hearing on the agency's mismanagement earlier this month. That's when they grilled the T-S-A on why Hoggan was given 90-thousand dollars in bonuses, if security lines were not improving.

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One of the officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray has been acquitted of all charges in the case. Baltimore police officer Edward Nero was charged with second-degree intentional assault, two counts of misconduct in office and reckless endangerment. He is one of six officers charged in the case. Gray died from spinal injuries after being shackled without a seat belt in the van. The judge announced his decision Monday at the conclusion of the bench trial.

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If you didn't check your freezer yet, now may be a good time. Millions of packages of frozen fruits and vegetables dating back to 2014 have been recalled due to a listeria outbreak. CRF Foods supplies tons of product To Costco, Trader Joe's, Target and other retailers. Check the CDC website to see what you need to return or thrown out.

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A nationwide recall of sunflower seeds has been expanded amid continuing concerns over listeria -- according to the Food and Drug Administration. Some products made by Planters, Sunrich Naturals and papa john's salads are included in the recall. The possibly-affected seeds were produced by Minnesota based company sun-opta.

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Have you seen the video of the woman who bought the Chewbacca mask from Kohls and put it on Facebook live? Check this out.. ((laughing in chewie mask)) Candace Payne's infectious laugh went viral after she posted it online. She made over a hundred million people smile because of her joy over a star wars mask she got at Kohl's -- now the store is returning the favor. The store surprised her with even more chewie gifts and 25-hundred dollars in store gift cards and 10-thousand rewards points.

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NE satellite: clouds mainly south, clearer north. NE radar/temps: some rain showers, south, especially southern New England. Temps farther south in upper 50s and low 60s. Today: Nice start to day, but some clouds, showers, south. Some sun north & west today, but showers, possible t-storms south & east.

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Still ahead this morning -- the right to die bill clears New York legislative hurdle... Plus an embankment supporting a burlington home slides into the Winooski river... And Tyler is live from Myers Container Service...trying to keep Vermont clean.

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Today: Nice start to day, but some clouds, showers, south. Some sun north & west today, but showers, possible t-storms south & east.

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Hillary Clinton will not hold a final debate against Bernie Sanders. Sanders formally accepted Fox New's invitation last week-- but a spokeswoman for Clinton says she declined the invitation. Experts say it's a sign her campaign is already focusing on the upcoming general election. Fox news says it's disappointed in Clinton's decision .. Because she previously agreed to participate in a debate ahead of the California primary. On the republican side.. Donald Trump is running unopposed today in Washington state's primary.

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One Burlington family home is at risk of falling into the Winooski River .. Cat Viglienzoni has more.

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A house teeters over the bank of the Winooski River -- poised to tumble into the water below. ((SOT Norman Baldwin, Burlington City Engineer 003340 Suddenly it just went. And these things don't go unannounced 44)) Burlington city engineer Norman Baldwin was called to the house on Plattsburgh Avenue Sunday morning -- after the residents called the fire department. They told us off camera that they grabbed their young son -- and ran -- when they heard the trees slide down the bank, tearing into their roof. Now, the tenants don't know if they'll be able to get back in and salvage their belongings. They were allowed an hour on Sunday... but Baldwin says they're likely out of luck at this point. ((SOT Baldwin 002932 probably not likely that they would be able to come back into the building because it's not safe 35 Cat: Is that still the case? Baldwin: I believe it's gotten worse since yesterday afternoon, yes 41)) He says, more material keeps falling -- which means going into the building could be a matter of life or death. ((SOT Baldwin 002958 It could be gone within minutes, unannounced, or it could be there for days and you just don't know, and it's not worth going into the building and putting yourself at risk 08)) It's a risk Baldwin says will only get worse. While springtime runoff and groundwater could have loosened the soil, any more rain could worsen the slide. He says, it's only a matter of time before the house falls into the river. ((SOT Baldwin 003147 this is just mother nature taking its course, and we just happen to be in its way 49)) He says the city plans to issue a dangerous building order. The owners, who live out of state, will then have to decide if they want to try to find a way to shore up the hillside -- or tear this home down to keep it from falling into the river. Cat Viglienzoni, Channel 3 News, Burlington.

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This is not the only house along that street, and the Department of Public Works says it's going to be taking a close look at the others to make sure none of the residents are at risk.

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At least 4 schools in New Hampshire received threats yesterday .. Eva has the latest .. Gina, Portsmouth, Keene and Berlin reported getting bomb threats. A Nashua school received a threat saying there were explosives in the building. WMUR-TV reports that building was evacuated while police investigated. It was later deemed safe.

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A school in Rutland was also evacuated yesterday after a bomb scare. Police say someone called the Northeast Elementary School claiming there was a bomb in the building. Students were moved to the Rutland Intermediate School and parents were notified. Nothing was found in the school -- if you have any information -- call police.

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A man busted -- on the Amtrak train -- with more than two thousand bags of heroin. And now -- 24-year-old Jonathan Nisbeet of Newark, New Jersey -- is going to jail. He was sentenced to three years in prison -- as part of a plea deal with federal prosecutors. He was arrested last summer at the train station in Essex Junction. Prosecutors say Nisbett regularly traveled from New Jersey with large amounts of heroin to sell in Chittenden County. He was arrested after under cover agents set up a series of controlled purchases.

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Vermont is leading the way when it comes to paying for vasectomies. Governor Peter Shumlin signed a bill into law yesterday that requires public and private health insurance to cover vasectomies without copays and deductibles. The law also includes other types of birth control including the pill for women. Most of the changes take effect in October.

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A bill to allow terminally ill adults to ask doctors for life-ending drugs takes a step forward in New York. The Assembly's Health Committee passed the bill Monday. It faces significant challenges in the full Legislature, but advocates hailed the committee's vote as a "historic" step. Later this year California will become the fifth state to allow end-of-life assistance.

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If you ever do work on your home -- don't be so quick to throw out all the waste. A lot of building materials can actually be recycled Tyler is taking a closer look this morning. He's live in Colchester.

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What do you do? What comes here? There are some new laws about recycling, right? Do you think most people are surprised by what can be recycled? Construction debris: shingles, wood, etc. How do the machines work? How do people get their recyclables here? You also work with composting, right? Talk about the kind of job this is. How can these things be reused? This seems like a large operation - do you have constantly keep these machines going? What kind of people should recycle? Where can they bring materials? When did laws change? Why recycle building items?

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Stay with us -- we'll check out more on how these machines work during our next hour.

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((2SHOT)) ((GREEN WALL)) Current: Temps about normal this morning, light wind. Local temps: mainly in 40s north, 50s south NE satellite: clouds mainly south, clearer north. NE radar/temps: some rain showers, south, especially southern New England. Temps farther south in upper 50s and low 60s. U.S. Radar/satellite: small, slow-moving coastal low drifting our way, much like system last Sunday. Forecast clouds/precip. That system will mainly affect our southern & eastern areas with a few showers, possible t-storms today. More in the way of sunshine to the north & west. On Wed., front comes down from the north with scattered showers, t-storms late in day.

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Today: Mix of sun & clouds Scattered showers, t-storms, mainly S & E Highs: 70 to 80 Wind: WNW 5 to 15 mph Tonight: Mostly clear Lows: 48 to 58 Wind: S 5 to 10 mph Wednesday: Partly sunny Chance for showers, t-storms late afternoon & evening Highs: 75 to 82 Wind: SW to NW 5 to 15 mph Extended: Thursday: Partly cloudy Lows: 50s Highs: 75 to 82 Friday: Mostly cloudy Scattered showers, t-storms Lows: 50s Highs: 75 to 85 Saturday: Partly sunny Showers, t-storms, especially late Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 75 to 85 Hyper-Extended: Sunday: Chance for AM showers Then clearing Lows: 52 to 62 Highs: 72 to 82 Monday: Memorial Day! Partly cloudy Lows: 45 to 55 Highs: 70s

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A Vermont mom was worried about her daughter getting tick bites. So she took matters into her own hands -- and created an all natural tick repellent that's Made in Vermont.

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Pooches Ruby and Shannon love walks in the woods.. ((nat)) But before they go out with owners Victoria and Glenn there's one rule... ((nat)) Put on tick spray. (00:18:01:21) ((Victoria Dimonda/Green Mountain Repellents "i spray my dogs head to toe bottom of the feet up")) The couple owns Green Mountain Repellents. Five years ago Victoria was looking for a safe option for her two year old daughter with sensitive skin. (00:15:01:16) ((Victoria Dimonda/Green Mountain Repellents "we were hiking and she mentioned she felt a bump on her head and when i looked there was an embedded tick in her head")) She did some research and came up with her own all natural concoction that was safe for her daughter and her dogs. Quickly her friends and family were hooked and convinced her to bottle the tick repellant and sell it. (00:17:31:00) ((Victoria Dimonda/Green Mountain Repellents "i know there's a lot of people who look for an all natural alternative. i've had hunters tell them they put permenthrin on their clothing but they still want to put something on their skin")) The five ingredient spray is made from essential oils of lemon grass, rose geranium and cedar wood along with alcohol and filtered water. Victoria recommends people spray liberally and every few hours. (00:17:42:18) ((Victoria Dimonda/Green Mountain Repellents "gina- does it work? v-our product definitely works, we make no claims to be 100% effective but nothing is 100% effective")) From co-ops all over the Northeast to the Vermont Country Store the repellant is selling and fast. The duo has sold more than 25-thousand bottles. (00:14:07:00) ((Glenn Gunther/Green Mountain Repellents "we both have full time jobs now either its going to grow to a spot where one of us does it full time or someone comes along with an offer we can't refuse")) Victoria also knows the dangers of tick-born illnesses. She's a nurse. (00:19:47:24) ((Victoria Dimonda/Green Mountain Repellents "i see everyday people comign to our office with multiple tick borne disease that make people really really sick")) They're hoping their made-in-Vermont repellents -- won't even land you in the doctor's office.

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An 8 ounce botttle will cost you about 15 bucks. We have more information on our website.. Still ahead .. Gary is back with another check on the weather ..

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Hillary Clinton will not hold a final debate against Bernie Sanders. Sanders formally accepted Fox News invitation last week-- but a spokeswoman for Clinton says she declined. Experts say it's a sign her campaign is already focusing on the upcoming general election. Fox News says it's disappointed in Clinton's decision .. Because she previously agreed to participate in a debate ahead of the California primary.

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Former Red Sox and Expos pitcher Bill "Spaceman" Lee wants to be Vermont's next governor. In 1988, Lee ran for president under the Canadian Rhinoceros party. Now he's shaking off campaign contributions and condemning wealth inequality. The man who has played more pro baseball games than any other is pro-pot, pro-family, and pro-Expos return to Montreal.

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(00:16:07:00) ((Bill "Spaceman" Lee - Liberty Union Candidate for Governor If you want to see money come down from the two percent, we're going to need umbrellas when I'm elected, because it's going to be raining dollars)) (00:18:54:00) ((Bill "Spaceman" Lee - Liberty Union Candidate for Governor The problem with Amercans is their fist is like this (closed), and you gotta open your hands. Republicans are pteradactyls, they have little short arms, that never get to their front pockets)) (00:18:30:00) ((Bill "Spaceman" Lee - Liberty Union Candidate for Governor if things don't go our way, if we get Trump as president, I'm out of here and I'll take Vermont with us)) Lee will be on the general election ballot running with the Liberty Union Party.

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At least 4 schools in New Hampshire received threats yesterday. Portsmouth, Keene and Berlin reported getting bomb threats. A Nashua school received a threat saying there were explosives in the building. WMUR-TV reports that building was evacuated while police investigated. It was later deemed safe.

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A school in Rutland was also evacuated yesterday after a bomb scare. Police say someone called the Northeast Elementary School claiming there was a bomb in the building. Students were moved to the Rutland Intermediate School and parents were notified. Nothing was found in the school -- if you have any information -- call police.

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Are Vermont State Police biased - when they pull people over? Today the Fair and Impartial Policing committee will release a new report - with data from stops over the last 5 years - and it aims to answer that question. The data will be released tonight at 6 pm-- at the Vermont Law School in South Royalton. The meeting is open to the public.

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On the heels of Memorial Day weekend, local law enforcement join a national effort to get people to buckle up. It's all part of the "click it or ticket" campaign. Officers and state officials in both New York and Vermont have different laws when it comes to punishing non-seat belt wearing offenders -- but officers on both sides of Lake Champlain will be cracking down on drivers.

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((Phill Scott, the least we can do in our vehicles is take the time for us and our passengers and those others we meet on the highway and take 3 seconds and buckle up)) ((Charles DeWeese/NY traffic safety committee assistant commissioner, In New York state over a 3 year period, 7 percent of front seat motorists killed or injured in crashes at night were killed or injured not wearing seat belts)) Research shows men ages 18 to 34 are the least likely to wear seat belts.

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

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System will mainly affect our southern & eastern areas with a few showers, possible t-storms today. More in the way of sunshine to the north & west. On Wed., front comes down from the north with scattered showers, t-storms late in day. Dry day Thursday with high pressure overhead. Back to unsettled weather Friday with showers, t-storms, also warmer & more humid. Stays that way into Saturday. Back door cold front comes down from NE late Saturday into early Sunday with showers, t-storms. Lingering shower possible Sunday AM, then clearing out for the most part for rest of holiday weekend.

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System will mainly affect our southern & eastern areas with a few showers, possible t-storms today. More in the way of sunshine to the north & west. On Wed., front comes down from the north with scattered showers, t-storms late in day.


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