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

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He was convicted of arson years ago -- but now he's taking back his confession. Eric Williams now says he was coerced into admitting he started a fire that killed a Milton grandmother and her three grandchildren. His bid for a new trial was denied -- but now the state will give Williams a new sentence.

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((1999 Eric Williams: "the fire extinguisher is out dated. The detectors didn't go off and things like that. It really hurts.")) That was Eric Williams in 1999. Just hours after he set fire to the Sarah Marie Apartments in Milton. Days later he would confess to police. But now -- Williams is getting a new sentence. And the victim's family is -- once again -- reliving the death of a grandmother and her three grandsons. (22:57 Lt. Steve Burke/Milton Fire Dept.)(("Q: Do you have an understanding of where fire investigators concluded the first started? A:I was told it occurred in a wicker basket in one of the downstairs apartments)) The first person to take the stand was Lieutenant Steve Burke of the Milton Fire Department. Burke was one of the first to enter the burning apartments -- and the one that first found the bodies. (40:45 Lt Steve Burke/Milton Fire Dept)(("I went into an area like a living room. I think it had a bed in it. And there was two more victims there.")) Burke's recounting of that day left the victims' family in tears. (52:00 Lt. Steve Burke)(("52:00 Something I'll always remember. He was so kind and gentle particularly to the one in diapers.)) The judge also heard testimony from a Department of Corrections employee who reviews offender's sentences. (1:34:35 Sarah Systo/Department of Corrections)(("Whateve r the sentence imposed, will be reduced by a 1/3 determining what date he can be released from the facility, correct. )) The defense first called Williams' aunt. (1:53:10 Beverly Richards/Williams' aunt)(("1:53:10 Always very helpful. Always wanted to work and do something.")) Richards says Eric Williams never knew his father -- spent much of his childhood in a foster home -- and had to take care of his brothers and sisters at a young age. Then the man Williams calls dad -- Ken Rusin with whom Williams lived as a young teen -- took the stand and pledged to help him upon release. (02:25:20 Ken Rusin/Person Williams calls dad)(("He wants to come back home. He could come stay with us. That would be something I'm comfortable with.))

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Williams was originally given a 40 year sentence -- the hearing will continue tomorrow and Judge Samuel Hoar will weigh evidence and testimony from the victim's family before deciding how much more time Williams must serve.

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This morning marks 24-hours -- until a smoking ban kicks in on Burlington's Church Street. It's a move that has sparked very mixed reviews. Our Darren Perron reports.

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((Joan Shannon/Burlington City Council President: 23:49 This gives people who are irritated by smoke the right to ask somebody to not smoke.)) Signs say it all. Smoking on Burlington's Church Street Marketplace -- no longer allowed starting Wednesday. ((2:34 Shannon: It turns out no one really enjoys inhaling someone else's second hand smoke.)) The city calls it a public health concern. And says passage of the ban will benefit people. ((Ron Redmond/Church Street Marketplace: 1:20 The response from the public has been amazing. Absolutely amazing.)) ((Steve Myers/Burlington: 25:50 I think it's kind of stupid really.)) But clearly, no one asked longtime Burlington resident, Steve Myers. ((26:30 Steve: I can see at the bars and stuff like that. But if you're outside ** you should be able to smoke. )) He doesn't smoke. He chews tobacco. But he has friends who do. And they like to meet and hang out on the Marketplace. ((26:55 Steve: They want to have a cigarette and they cant. The ordinance includes the use of lighted tobacco -- and tobacco substitutes -- like electronic cigarettes. At all times. ((Aunnah Guzman/Burlington: 30:30 Got to remember that smoke rises and we are outside. 32:10 It's a big wide open space I don't understand why it's a problem)) But city officials -- and state health officials say it is a problem. ((Ron Redmond: 19:25 Burlington has a reputation as one of the healthiest cities and aspires to be more. 19:32 We are actually late to the game getting a smoking prohibition.)) Burlington plans to politely enforce the ban to begin with. Simply asking smokers to snuff them out. But violators could face $50 fines. $100 bucks -- if you light a butt a second time or more. ((Chief Mike Schirling/Burlington Police Dept.: 21:03 It's a municipal ticket. Civil violation. Not an arrestable offense. 21:57 The hope is we won't need to use tickets often.)) ((Darren Perron: Right now -- the ban only covers Church Street. But the city council may consider side streets -- down the road. DP Channel 3 News BTV))

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Help from FEMA could be on the way for Vermont as it recovers from last week's winter storm. Governor Peter Shumlin is asking FEMA to make a damage assessment - to help cover the costs of cleanup and recovery. If costs top a million dollars -- counties and utilities could get federal money. V-Trans says just dealing with the roads alone -- cost the state -- 2-point-2 million dollars during the storm. Green Mountain Power estimates the storm will cost them 15 million dollars -- by comparison, Irene cleanup cost just 9.5 million.

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And then of course -- there are the outages. 780 Vermonters are currently without power. Downed trees and powerlines -- caused tens of thousands of homes to lose electricity -- over the last week. GMP says at least 130-thousand of its customers were impacted by the storm.

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And although some of those outages have been added on since the storm hit last week... There are people -- who have been without power for a week. Eliza Larson has more from Starksboro.

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((nats)) Louis Bennett has farmed here for 60 years. His farm lost power last Wednesday. (TC 00:21:51:29 Title 4686) ((Louis Bennett/Starksboro Resident "As I can remember, we've never lost it for this long." 00:21:54:12)) And then... Suddenly Monday morning... There was light. (TC 00:21:26:17 Title 4686) ((Louis Bennett/Starksboro Resident "Well it was kind of a shock. I was up, getting ready to come down here you know and all of a sudden, everything lit up." 00:21:31:13)) Bennett's electricity returned early Monday morning ... Thanks to Vermont Electric Co-op crews working in Starksboro -- the hardest hit town in the co-op's service territory. (TC 00:10:13:04 Title 4674) (Craig Vance/Charles Curtis "We're going around trying to get poles set for the linemen who are following behind to put the wires back up to get the power restored." 00:10:19:21)) Many residents here... like Bennett ... Have not had power for almost a week. (TC 00:13:31:01 Title 4860) ((David Hallquist/CEO, Vermont Electric Co-op "We really left this area to the end because there was so much damage and we knew we had to focus a lot of work, but we prioritized our outages. And this was really - unfortunately these folks are at the end of the storm." 00:13:49:02)) C-E-O of Vermont Electric Co-op, David Hallquist said Starksboro had some of the most extensive damage they've seen. ((nats)) Crews Monday attempted to free downed power lines from the wet heavy snow...broken poles... and trees that had fallen on lines. Workers are not sure how long they'll be out there. (TC 00:11:52:11 Title 4674) ((Craig Vance/Charles Curtis "You never know, you never know. Like I said if the snow unloads it could be a short one but if it does we could be here a while." 00:11:58:06) (TC 00:28:21:25 Title 4701) ((Eliza Larson/Channel 3 "A week after the nor'easter storm hit Vermont and crews are still out here in Starksboro working on power lines. Vermont Electric Co-op says it could cost millions of dollars, but who's paying for it?" 00:28:33:24)) (TC 00:16:21:29 Title 4680) ((David Hallquist/CEO of Vermont Electric Coop "We're estimating that we're going to have a three and a half to four million dollar storm here as well. And that's pretty significant considering prior to last year our our prior storms were about one and a half million dollars. So these new storms are really causing a lot of damage." 00:16:51:18)) VEC says that... so far... this storm has cost them 2 million dollars. They predict it to be the co-op's second most expensive storm... after last year's ice storm that hit just before Christmas. That one cost 6.3 million dollars. (TC 00:14:23:00 Title 4680) ((David Hallquist/CEO of Vermont Electric Coop "We've had 50,000 member outages last year, so far we've had 35,000." 00:14:46:21)) Green Mountain Power estimates that it will cost the state's largest utility 15 million dollars. But even if companies get some relief from FEMA... as VEC expects to... (TC 00:21:58:26 Title 4686) ((Louis Bennett/Starksboro Resident "But they don't worry about charging us." 00:22:17:06)) Storm costs could get passed along -- so customers like Louis Bennett could be paying some too. Eliza Larson... Channel 3 News... Starksboro.

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(anchors introduce gary) Another cloudy day today. Messy, wintry mix come in tonight, rain on Wednesday, ending as snow late. A few snow showers Thu. & Fri. Weekend starts with some sun on Saturday, but then chance for snow showers again Sunday & Monday.

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Today: Mostly cloudy Highs: 32 to 38 Wind: SSE 5 to 15 mph Tonight: Wintry mix of rain, sleet, some snow, some freezing rain Lows: 30 to 37 Wind: SE 5 to 10 mph Wednesday: Rain showers, ending as snow showers late Highs: 35 to 42 Wind: S to W 5 to 10 mph Extended: Thursday: Snow showers Lows: 25 to 32 Highs: 30s Friday: Mostly cloudy Chance for a few snow showers Lows: 20s Highs: 30s Saturday: Partly cloudy Lows: 15 to 25 Highs: 28 to 38 Hyper-Extended: Sunday: Winter begins! Mostly cloudy Chance for snow showers Lows: 15 to 25 Highs: 28 to 38 Monday: Mostly cloudy Chance for snow showers Lows: 20s Highs: 28 to 38

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The hunt for a marine veteran who went on a killing spree across Pennsylvania is widening. But first, Australians -- and people across the world, are paying tribute, to the lives lost after a hostage standoff. Lauren Lyster has the latest.

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PEOPLE IN AUSTRALIA ARE PAYING TRIBUTE TO TWO HOSTAGES KILLED IN A SIEGE AT A SYDNEY CAFE. THE STANDOFF BEGAN MONDAY MORNING WHEN OFFICIALS SAY, IRANIAN BORN ISLAMIC EXTREMIST, MAN HARON MONIS, BURST INTO THE CAFE AND HELD 17 PEOPLE AGAINST THEIR WILL. IN THE END, THE GUNMEN AND TWO HOSTAGES DIED. FOUR OTHERS WERE WOUNDED. AUSTRALIAN POLICE ARE NOT SAYING WHETHER THE HOSTAGES WERE KILLED BY THE GUNMAN OR BY POLICE BULLETS DURING THE RESCUE. BACK IN THE U-S...THE HUNT CONTINUES FOR A FORMER MARINE RESERVIST SUSPECTED OF KILLING SIX PEOPLE IN THE PHILADELPHIA SUBURBS. POLICE BELIEVE BRADLEY WILLIAM STONE MURDERED HIS EX-WIFE AND SEVERAL OF HER RELATIVES...ACROSS THREE TOWNS MONDAY. THE 35-YEAR-OLD DELIVERED HIS TWO DAUGHTERS, UNHARMED, TO A NEIGHBOR IN PENNSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA BEFORE DISAPPEARING. POLICE SAY STONE IS EXTREMELY DANGEROUS. AND THE FAMILIES OF NINE PEOPLE -- KILLED IN THE SANDY HOOK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL MASSACRE -- ARE TURNING THEIR GRIEF INTO ACTION. THEY'RE SUING BUSHMASTER, THE MAKER OF THE MILITARY ASSAULT RIFLE ADAM LANZA USED TO KILL 20 FIRST-GRADERS AND SIX EDUCATORS TWO YEARS AGO. RELATIVES OF THE VICTIMS SAY THE GUN SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN SOLD FOR CIVILIAN USE BECAUSE OF ITS POWER. BUSHMASTER DECLINED COMMENT. THOSE ARE SOME OF THE DAY'S TOP STORIES. LAUREN LYSTER, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.

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Today -- Uber is offering free rides and refunds to some customers in Australia -- after drawing fierce criticism.... Amid the hostage crisis in Sydney -- fare reportedly jumped as much as four times the normal price.... As people rushed to flee the business district, where a gunman was holding hostages -- prices for the online rideshare services reportedly skyrocketed. The soaring prices sparked a backlash against the company on social media. Uber quickly dropped its prices. The San Francisco-based company said the fares increased because of high demand. It's now offering free rides and promises it will give a refund of up to 200 australian dollars to riders who paid inflated fees.

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A billion dollars to check a bag? Well .....that's about what travelers paid to U-S airlines last quarter to carry their suitcases. Yesterday, the Department of Transportation reported the 27 U-S airlines collected 960-million dollars in baggage fees. That's up about nine-percent from the same period last year. But that number pales in comparison to ticket fares. Actual ticket fares brought in 34-billion for the same 27 companies in the quarter. By comparison... the costs of fuel and labor over that period were 11-billion and 10-billion dollars, respectively.

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A computer glitch on Amazon-dot-com gave U-K shoppers some excellent deals ... but left vendors in the lurch. For about an hour last Friday evening, hundreds of items were available for just a penny. The problem was caused by a glitch in software used by Amazon's third-party sellers. It impacted everything from decorative items to clothes to video games. Some vendors say so much damage was been done, they may be forced out of business.

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Another cloudy day today. Messy, wintry mix come in tonight, rain on Wednesday, ending as snow late. A few snow showers Thu. & Fri. Weekend starts with some sun on Saturday, but then chance for snow showers again Sunday & Monday.

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Whether we're talking fresh mountain air or even dirt -- just about everything has a smell. This morning Gina Bullard tells us about one company that's bottling those scents so you can enjoy them anywhere with its Made in Vermont candles.

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Nestled in the quiet town of Lunenberg is a barn -- ((nat - COVER WITH OUTSIDE PICS)) packed with fragrance. ((nat)) Welcome to Aunt Sadie's. ((nat)) Where they hand-make scented candles. (00;35:19:27) ((Gary Briggs/Aunt Sadie's "true to life fragrances, we're known for having fragrances that mimic what the actual scent would be")) Gary Briggs and Brian Schnetzer started the business 16 years ago. Now they have six full time employees and make 35 different scents of candles. They work with fragrance houses to create smells from lavender and vanilla to beyond the norm -- with fabric fragrances -- like tweed and leather. And Aunt Sadie's doesn't forget about the more earthy essences like tomato and dirt -- even more unusual -- aromas like bacon and pipe tobacco. (00:41:40:23) ((Gary Briggs/Aunt Sadie's "g-you have a scent for everyone. g- we try to there's been some fragrances we've been asked to do some that we won't do. gina-like what? g- i can't say it on the air haha")) In the beginning Aunt Sadie's candles were made in Boston. They had a store front for ten years. But in 2010, they moved to Lunenberg Vermont -- where Gary grew up. But it was Brian who started the business. A big time ad agency guy -- burnt out -- looking for a creative outlet. He decided to make candles as Christmas gifts. Gary had an antique shop in Boston where he sold them and they flew off the shelves. (00:29:44:23) ((Brian Schnetzer/Aunt Sadie's "pretty much at that point aunt sadies was born")) Aunt Sadie is Brian's grandmother. (00:27:33:29) ((Brian Schnetzer/Aunt Sadie's "on long island where she was born she was aunt sadie")) (00:28:17:27) ((Brian Schnetzer/Aunt Sadie's "when she was about 89 she told me she felt like no one would remember her because she never made a mark ")) Sadie died when she was 91 -- she never had a career -- but Brian was going to make sure everyone knew who she was. The company sells more than 100-thousand candles a year. Pine is the best seller. Aunt Sadie's is sold in small boutiques across the country and in larger stores like Vermont Country Store, Nordstorms, Anthropology and LLBean. It's known for it's tin can candles -- but is branching out to also offer frosty glass this year. ((nat gina smelling)) We decided to put some of the candles to a blind smell test -- some of them were spot on to my nose -- (00;43:05:14) ((Gary Briggs & Gina "grass? yes!")) And others were a bit harder to guess -- ((nat smell bacon)) (00:43:50:15) ((Gary Briggs & Gina "gb-i thought bacon would smell disgusting but it doesn't it smells smokey")) ((nat smell)) (00:42:33:12) ((Gary Briggs & Gina "i don't know... g-that's the dirt. gb-that's good smelling dirt!")) Unique Made in Vermont candles burning bright in memory of a woman -- who'd be proud to know she's left her mark. Gina Bullard Channel 3 News Lunenberg.

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Each candle burns for 70 hours and costs around 17-dollars. We have more info on our website -- wcax - dot - com.

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Power Outages-- the work continues to get the lights back on ... Tax Rates-- Vermont property owners brace for a tax increase... And an update on a 9 year olds recovery from brain surgery...

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

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Cleanup from last week's noreaster continues today in Starksboro -- one of the hardest hit towns in Vermont Electric's territory. Crews attempted to free downed power lines from the wet heavy snow and trees that had fallen on them. The goal: restoring power to some homes that haven't had any lights since Wednesday.

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(TC 00:13:31:01 Title 4860) ((David Hallquist/CEO, Vermont Electric Co-op "We really left this area to the end because there was so much damage and we knew we had to focus a lot of work, but we prioritized our outages. And this was really - unfortunately these folks weren't the end of the storm." 00:13:49:02)) Vermont Electric Co-op expects Starksboro residents to have power again this evening.

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A tractor trailer crash tied up traffic in Grantham. Police say the driver of the truck got distracted and went off the road in the southbound lane of Interstate 89 last night. The truck was carrying produce. The left lane was closed -- while the fruits and veggies were moved to another truck. No one was hurt.

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A gas pipeline protester has been found guilty of assaulting a Vermont Gas employee. Police cited 37-year-old Willy Levitt of Hardwick in May -- following this protest at the company's headquarters in South Burlington. Members of the activist group Rising Tide were demonstrating against the pipeline being built between Chittenden and Addison counties. During the protest a Rising Tide member was chained to the building's front door. In the process, an employee was allegedly pushed and hit with the chain.

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As real estate values declined in Vermont from 2009 to 2013, the state had to find a different way to supplement its income. The state has jacked-up property tax rates to make up for the decline in Vermont real estate values -- which fell more than 4-billion dollars between 2009 and 2013. They are beginning to rise again -- but slowly. Vermont lawmakers are set to tackle the property tax this year -

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(00:55.02:13) ((Tom Kavet/Legislature's economic consultant "We are looking at a tax base that grew rapidly for a while, but now is flattened, has flattened off. We are not going to get back to 2009 levels until 2017.")) That's part of the reason why the statewide property tax rate for primary homes has risen 12 cents in five years.

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And a special update for you this morning... Sophie Fellows is recovery from surgery. Last week we told you about the 9-year-old Colchester girl about to undergo surgery to remove a brain tumor. The day before the operation, her friends traveled to the Boston Children's Hospital so Sophie could finish a holiday concert. Her family said in a statement that Sophie is out of surgery -- and was smiling and talking. They say she even requested chocolate pudding. Doctors say the week ahead will be critical for determining her recovery.

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(anchors introduce gary) Another cloudy day today. Messy, wintry mix come in tonight, rain on Wednesday, ending as snow late. A few snow showers Thu. & Fri. Weekend starts with some sun on Saturday, but then chance for snow showers again Sunday & Monday.

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Today: Mostly cloudy Highs: 32 to 38 Wind: SSE 5 to 15 mph Tonight: Wintry mix of rain, sleet, some snow, some freezing rain Lows: 30 to 37 Wind: SE 5 to 10 mph Wednesday: Rain showers, ending as snow showers late Highs: 35 to 42 Wind: S to W 5 to 10 mph Extended: Thursday: Snow showers Lows: 25 to 32 Highs: 30s Friday: Mostly cloudy Chance for a few snow showers Lows: 20s Highs: 30s Saturday: Partly cloudy Lows: 15 to 25 Highs: 28 to 38 Hyper-Extended: Sunday: Winter begins! Mostly cloudy Chance for snow showers Lows: 15 to 25 Highs: 28 to 38 Monday: Mostly cloudy Chance for snow showers Lows: 20s Highs: 28 to 38

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((TRT: 2:02 ... OC: MIKE MCCUNE)) ((A pair of UVM standouts have earned top conference honors. Men's goalie Mike Santaguida was named Hockey East defensive player of the week after making 35 saves in a 2-0 shutout win at St. Lawrence on Saturday. And standout women's basketball freshman Sydney Smith earned America East rookie of the week honors for the second straight week after setting a new career high with 25 points, including the game tying three with six seconds left in regular, in the Cats 82-75 overtime victory against Wagner on Sunday. ---------------------- --------- The Yankees have made their first big splash in the free agent market, resigning third baseman Chase Headley to a four-year deal worth a reported $52 million. Headley came to New York prior to the trade deadline last season from San Diego. He hit .262 in 58 games for the Yankees with six home runs and 17 RBI. ---------------------- -------- The Chicago Cubs introduced Jon Lester yesterday. Lester signed a monster six-year $155 million dollar contract with the Cubs last week. The lefty joining the team run by Theo Epstein, who was Boston's GM when Lester made his Sox debut as a rookie in 2006. Now, the 31-year-old hopes to help turn around the fortunes of a club that hasn't won a World Series since 1908. ---------------------- ---------- high school hoops last night...BFA St. Albans boys visiting Mount Mansfield... --- Fans pumped up... As were the Cougars... First quarter, Ryan Morse and Kyle Adams showing the range from downtown... MMU quickly up double figures... --- Bobwhites trying to stay in it by running the court... Chris Myers-Tinney with the great feed to Matt Sanders... Count it and the foul... --- Too little too late though... Mount Mansfield with a lot of firepower this year ... Will Bowen splits a pair of defenders and throws up the wild circus shot...Cougars up 14 after one and they run away to a 90-59 win. ---------------------- ------- In the NBA last night, the Celtics won at Philly 105-87. Tonight in the NHL, the Bruins visit Nashville, while Montreal hosts Carolina. With your sportswrap, I'm Mike McCune.))

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Help from FEMA could be on the way for Vermont as it recovers from last week's winter storm. Governor Peter Shumlin is asking FEMA to make a damage assessment - to help cover the costs of cleanup and recovery. If costs top a million dollars -- counties and utilities could get federal money. V-Trans says just dealing with the roads alone -- cost the state -- 2-point-2 million dollars during the storm. Green Mountain Power estimates the storm will cost them 15 million dollars -- by comparison, Irene cleanup cost just over nine million.

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And then of course -- there are the outages. 776 Vermonters are currently without power. Downed trees and powerlines -- caused tens of thousands of homes to lose electricity -- over the last week. GMP says at least 130-thousand of its customers were impacted by the storm.

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In 24 hours -- you won't be able to light up a cigarette in part of downtown Burlington. Starting tomorrow -- the smoking ban on the Church Street Marketplace goes into effect. The ordinance includes the use of lighted tobacco -- and tobacco substitutes -- like electronic cigarettes. Violators could face $50 fines. $100 bucks -- if you light a butt a second time or more.

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As real estate values declined in Vermont from 2009 to 2013, the state had to find a new way to raise revenues. The state has jacked-up property tax rates to make up for the decline in Vermont real estate values -- which fell more than 4-billion dollars between 2009 and 2013. They are beginning to rise again -- but slowly. Vermont lawmakers are set to tackle the property tax this year -

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(00:55.02:13) ((Tom Kavet/Legislature's economic consultant "We are looking at a tax base that grew rapidly for a while, but now is flattened, has flattened off. We are not going to get back to 2009 levels until 2017.")) That's part of the reason why the statewide property tax rate for primary homes has risen 12 cents in five years.

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SWAT teams and other officers near Philadelphia are looking for a man suspected of killing his ex-wife and five of her relatives, including the ex-wife's 14-year-old niece. The victims lived at homes in three suburban communities and were killed early yesterday morning. In Bucks County, police swarmed an area later that day after an attempted hijacking by a man matching the description of suspect Bradley William Stone.

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The government's annual drug use survey finds that more teens are trying out e-cigarettes than real smokes. Nearly 9 percent of 8th graders said they'd used an e-cigarette in the previous month, while just 4 percent reported smoking a traditional cigarette. E-cigarettes use batteries to produce vapor infused with potentially addictive nicotine, but without the same chemicals and tar of tobacco cigarettes.

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Sony Pictures has warned news outlets not to publish any more leaked e-mails -- as the studio tries to contain the fallout from a huge cyber attack. The latest leak involves the release of the plot of the next James Bond film. The film's producers are vowing to take action against anyone who tries to profit off of confidential property they know is stolen.

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

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Another cloudy day today. Messy, wintry mix come in tonight, rain on Wednesday, ending as snow late. A few snow showers Thu. & Fri. Weekend starts with some sun on Saturday, but then chance for snow showers again Sunday & Monday.

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Girl Scouts from Troop 30116 join us this morning with a special donation to the mitten tree...

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

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He was convicted of arson years ago -- but now he's taking back his confession. Eric Williams now says he was coerced into admitting he started a fire that killed a Milton grandmother and her three grandchildren. His bid for a new trial was denied -- but now the state will give Williams a new sentence.

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((1999 Eric Williams: "the fire extinguisher is out dated. The detectors didn't go off and things like that. It really hurts.")) That was Eric Williams in 1999. Just hours after he set fire to the Sarah Marie Apartments in Milton. Days later he would confess to police. But now -- Williams is getting a new sentence. And the victim's family is -- once again -- reliving the death of a grandmother and her three grandsons. (22:57 Lt. Steve Burke/Milton Fire Dept.)(("Q: Do you have an understanding of where fire investigators concluded the first started? A:I was told it occurred in a wicker basket in one of the downstairs apartments)) The first person to take the stand was Lieutenant Steve Burke of the Milton Fire Department. Burke was one of the first to enter the burning apartments -- and the one that first found the bodies. (40:45 Lt Steve Burke/Milton Fire Dept)(("I went into an area like a living room. I think it had a bed in it. And there was two more victims there.")) Burke's recounting of that day left the victims' family in tears. (52:00 Lt. Steve Burke)(("52:00 Something I'll always remember. He was so kind and gentle particularly to the one in diapers.)) The judge also heard testimony from a Department of Corrections employee who reviews offender's sentences. (1:34:35 Sarah Systo/Department of Corrections)(("Whateve r the sentence imposed, will be reduced by a 1/3 determining what date he can be released from the facility, correct. )) The defense first called Williams' aunt. (1:53:10 Beverly Richards/Williams' aunt)(("1:53:10 Always very helpful. Always wanted to work and do something.")) Richards says Eric Williams never knew his father -- spent much of his childhood in a foster home -- and had to take care of his brothers and sisters at a young age. Then the man Williams calls dad -- Ken Rusin with whom Williams lived as a young teen -- took the stand and pledged to help him upon release. (02:25:20 Ken Rusin/Person Williams calls dad)(("He wants to come back home. He could come stay with us. That would be something I'm comfortable with.))

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Williams was originally given a 40 year sentence -- the hearing will continue today and Judge Samuel Hoar will weigh testimony from the victim's family before deciding how much more time Williams must serve.

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This morning marks 24-hours -- until a smoking ban kicks in on Burlington's Church Street. It's a move that has sparked very mixed reviews. Our Darren Perron reports.

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((Joan Shannon/Burlington City Council President: 23:49 This gives people who are irritated by smoke the right to ask somebody to not smoke.)) Signs say it all. Smoking on Burlington's Church Street Marketplace -- no longer allowed starting Wednesday. ((2:34 Shannon: It turns out no one really enjoys inhaling someone else's second hand smoke.)) The city calls it a public health concern. And says passage of the ban will benefit people. ((Ron Redmond/Church Street Marketplace: 1:20 The response from the public has been amazing. Absolutely amazing.)) ((Steve Myers/Burlington: 25:50 I think it's kind of stupid really.)) But clearly, no one asked longtime Burlington resident, Steve Myers. ((26:30 Steve: I can see at the bars and stuff like that. But if you're outside ** you should be able to smoke. )) He doesn't smoke. He chews tobacco. But he has friends who do. And they like to meet and hang out on the Marketplace. ((26:55 Steve: They want to have a cigarette and they cant. The ordinance includes the use of lighted tobacco -- and tobacco substitutes -- like electronic cigarettes. At all times. ((Aunnah Guzman/Burlington: 30:30 Got to remember that smoke rises and we are outside. 32:10 It's a big wide open space I don't understand why it's a problem)) But city officials -- and state health officials say it is a problem. ((Ron Redmond: 19:25 Burlington has a reputation as one of the healthiest cities and aspires to be more. 19:32 We are actually late to the game getting a smoking prohibition.)) Burlington plans to politely enforce the ban to begin with. Simply asking smokers to snuff them out. But violators could face $50 fines. $100 bucks -- if you light a butt a second time or more. ((Chief Mike Schirling/Burlington Police Dept.: 21:03 It's a municipal ticket. Civil violation. Not an arrestable offense. 21:57 The hope is we won't need to use tickets often.)) ((Darren Perron: Right now -- the ban only covers Church Street. But the city council may consider side streets -- down the road. DP Channel 3 News BTV))

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Help from FEMA could be on the way for Vermont as it recovers from last week's winter storm. Governor Peter Shumlin is asking FEMA to make a damage assessment - to help cover the costs of cleanup and recovery. If costs top a million dollars -- counties and utilities could get federal money. V-Trans says just dealing with the roads alone -- cost the state -- 2-point-2 million dollars during the storm. Green Mountain Power estimates the storm will cost them 15 million dollars -- by comparison, Irene cleanup cost just 9.5 million.

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And then of course -- there are the outages. 802 Vermonters are currently without power. Downed trees and powerlines -- caused tens of thousands of homes to lose electricity -- over the last week. GMP says at least 130-thousand of its customers were impacted by the storm.

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And although some of those outages have been added on since the storm hit last week... There are people -- who have been without power for a week. Eliza Larson has more from Starksboro.

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((nats)) Louis Bennett has farmed here for 60 years. His farm lost power last Wednesday. (TC 00:21:51:29 Title 4686) ((Louis Bennett/Starksboro Resident "As I can remember, we've never lost it for this long." 00:21:54:12)) And then... Suddenly Monday morning... There was light. (TC 00:21:26:17 Title 4686) ((Louis Bennett/Starksboro Resident "Well it was kind of a shock. I was up, getting ready to come down here you know and all of a sudden, everything lit up." 00:21:31:13)) Bennett's electricity returned early Monday morning ... Thanks to Vermont Electric Co-op crews working in Starksboro -- the hardest hit town in the co-op's service territory. (TC 00:10:13:04 Title 4674) (Craig Vance/Charles Curtis "We're going around trying to get poles set for the linemen who are following behind to put the wires back up to get the power restored." 00:10:19:21)) Many residents here... like Bennett ... Have not had power for almost a week. (TC 00:13:31:01 Title 4860) ((David Hallquist/CEO, Vermont Electric Co-op "We really left this area to the end because there was so much damage and we knew we had to focus a lot of work, but we prioritized our outages. And this was really - unfortunately these folks are at the end of the storm." 00:13:49:02)) C-E-O of Vermont Electric Co-op, David Hallquist said Starksboro had some of the most extensive damage they've seen. ((nats)) Crews Monday attempted to free downed power lines from the wet heavy snow...broken poles... and trees that had fallen on lines. Workers are not sure how long they'll be out there. (TC 00:11:52:11 Title 4674) ((Craig Vance/Charles Curtis "You never know, you never know. Like I said if the snow unloads it could be a short one but if it does we could be here a while." 00:11:58:06) (TC 00:28:21:25 Title 4701) ((Eliza Larson/Channel 3 "A week after the nor'easter storm hit Vermont and crews are still out here in Starksboro working on power lines. Vermont Electric Co-op says it could cost millions of dollars, but who's paying for it?" 00:28:33:24)) (TC 00:16:21:29 Title 4680) ((David Hallquist/CEO of Vermont Electric Coop "We're estimating that we're going to have a three and a half to four million dollar storm here as well. And that's pretty significant considering prior to last year our our prior storms were about one and a half million dollars. So these new storms are really causing a lot of damage." 00:16:51:18)) VEC says that... so far... this storm has cost them 2 million dollars. They predict it to be the co-op's second most expensive storm... after last year's ice storm that hit just before Christmas. That one cost 6.3 million dollars. (TC 00:14:23:00 Title 4680) ((David Hallquist/CEO of Vermont Electric Coop "We've had 50,000 member outages last year, so far we've had 35,000." 00:14:46:21)) Green Mountain Power estimates that it will cost the state's largest utility 15 million dollars. But even if companies get some relief from FEMA... as VEC expects to... (TC 00:21:58:26 Title 4686) ((Louis Bennett/Starksboro Resident "But they don't worry about charging us." 00:22:17:06)) Storm costs could get passed along -- so customers like Louis Bennett could be paying some too. Eliza Larson... Channel 3 News... Starksboro.

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(anchors introduce gary) Another cloudy day today. Messy, wintry mix come in tonight, rain on Wednesday, ending as snow late. A few snow showers Thu. & Fri. Weekend starts with some sun on Saturday, but then chance for snow showers again Sunday & Monday.

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Today: Mostly cloudy Highs: 32 to 38 Wind: SSE 5 to 15 mph Tonight: Wintry mix of rain, sleet, some snow, some freezing rain Lows: 30 to 37 Wind: SE 5 to 10 mph Wednesday: Rain showers, ending as snow showers late Highs: 35 to 42 Wind: S to W 5 to 10 mph Extended: Thursday: Snow showers Lows: 25 to 32 Highs: 30s Friday: Mostly cloudy Chance for a few snow showers Lows: 20s Highs: 30s Saturday: Partly cloudy Lows: 15 to 25 Highs: 28 to 38 Hyper-Extended: Sunday: Winter begins! Mostly cloudy Chance for snow showers Lows: 15 to 25 Highs: 28 to 38 Monday: Mostly cloudy Chance for snow showers Lows: 20s Highs: 28 to 38

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The hunt for a marine veteran who went on a killing spree across Pennsylvania is widening. Bradley William Stone is suspected of killing his ex wife and some of her relatives. Don Champion has the latest from Harleysville…the scene of one of the crimes.

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Police searched parts of Doyletown, Pennsylvania for Bradley William Stone ...after a person resembling him tried to car-jack a resident at knifepoint. The man, who was armed, took several shots at the suspect, who was dressed in military fatigues ... before the perpetrator ran into the woods. Authorities urge people in the community to shelter in place. (SOT Risa Vetri Ferman, Montgomery County District Attorney) "We do not know where he is.//We actually recovered his vehicle and his personal cell phone, so we do not have information about how he might be travelling." POLICE SAY STONE WENT ON an early morning murder spree across three towns Monday, killing six people. Among them - his ex wife Nicole Hill Stone, who was shot inside her apartment. Neighbors say they saw Stone leaving with THE COUPLE'S two children. (SOT) I heard the kids say Mommy no. We need my mom. I want my mom. I opened my window and asked him was everything ok and he looked at me and just said, um shes hurt. Shes hurt pretty bad, we gotta go. (STANDUP Don Champion CBS News) Police say Stone also killed his ex-wife's mother, grandmother, and three other relatives... leaving many in disbelief: (SOT Evan Weron, Neighbor of Nicole Stone) "She would tell anybody who would listen that he was going to kill her, and that she was really afraid for her life." -nats- Stone, a 35-year-old, Iraq war vet, delivered his two daughters, unharmed, to a neighbor in Pennsburg. Police warn he's extremely dangerous and are asking for the public's help in tracking him down. Don Champion for CBS News Harleysville, Pennsylvania.

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A FedEx truck crash -- spilled hundreds of packackes on a New Jersey highway. The truck overturned Monday morning -- after the driver swerved to avoid a tire.The accident sent packages and a small amount of fuel spilling onto the highway and exit ramp. The driver only had minor injuries. FedEx sent teams to reload the spilled packages -- noting there would be no delivery delays.

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Homelessness overall is down in New Hampshire, but it's up for veterans. That's according to a new report released yesterday -- that shows the state's homeless population has decreased by three percent. The New Hampshire Coalition to End Homelessness says the homeless count was estimated at 16-hundred-85 last year, and 16-hundred-35 this year. Veterans make up about 11 percent of the total. Officials say the decrease started in 2011 -- thanks to the collective work of agencies, policy makers and others.

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Today -- Uber is offering free rides and refunds to some customers in Australia -- after drawing fierce criticism.... Amid the hostage crisis in Sydney -- fare reportedly jumped as much as four times the normal price.... As people rushed to flee the business district, where a gunman was holding hostages -- prices for the online rideshare services reportedly skyrocketed. The soaring prices sparked a backlash against the company on social media. Uber quickly dropped its prices. The San Francisco-based company said the fares increased because of high demand. It's now offering free rides and promises it will give a refund of up to 200 australian dollars to riders who paid inflated fees.

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A billion dollars to check a bag? Well .....that's about what travelers paid to U-S airlines last quarter to carry their suitcases. Yesterday, the Department of Transportation reported the 27 U-S airlines collected 960-million dollars in baggage fees. That's up about nine-percent from the same period last year. But that number pales in comparison to ticket fares. Actual ticket fares brought in 34-billion for the same 27 companies in the quarter. By comparison... the costs of fuel and labor over that period were 11-billion and 10-billion dollars, respectively.

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A computer glitch on Amazon-dot-com gave U-K shoppers some excellent deals ... but left vendors in the lurch. For about an hour last Friday evening, hundreds of items were available for just a penny. The problem was caused by a glitch in software used by Amazon's third-party sellers. It impacted everything from decorative items to clothes to video games. Some vendors say so much damage was been done, they may be forced out of business.

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Another cloudy day today. Messy, wintry mix come in tonight, rain on Wednesday, ending as snow late. A few snow showers Thu. & Fri. Weekend starts with some sun on Saturday, but then chance for snow showers again Sunday & Monday.

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New research warns about injuries linked to indoor tanning. Eboni Williams has some of the day's top health stories.

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A new CDC report shows there are about 32-hundred indoor tanning-related injuries every year. Skin burns are the most common. Researchers say injuries *have* decreased in recent years, which is likely due to less people tanning indoors. (VO) A new study in the journal Circulation shows most patients are not counseled about resuming sexual activity after suffering a heart attack. Researchers say doctors should talk with patients and that patients should bring up the issue if their doctor doesn't. (VO) and a review of 40 studies finds yoga may provide the same benefits as aerobic exercise when it comes to lowering cardiovascular disease risks. Researchers say that might be because of yoga's ability to reduce stress. And those are some of today's top health stories. Eboni Williams, CBS News, New York.

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Power Outages-- the work continues to get the lights back on... Tax Rates-- Vermont property owners brace for tax increase... And an update on a 9 year olds recovery from brain surgery

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

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Cleanup from last week's noreaster continues today in Starksboro -- one of the hardest hit towns in Vermont Electric's territory. Crews attempted to free downed power lines from the wet heavy snow and trees that had fallen on them. The goal: restoring power to some homes that haven't had any lights since Wednesday.

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(TC 00:13:31:01 Title 4860) ((David Hallquist/CEO, Vermont Electric Co-op "We really left this area to the end because there was so much damage and we knew we had to focus a lot of work, but we prioritized our outages. And this was really - unfortunately these folks weren't the end of the storm." 00:13:49:02)) Vermont Electric Co-op expects Starksboro residents to have power again this evening.

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A tractor trailer crash tied up traffic in Grantham. Police say the driver of the truck got distracted and went off the road in the southbound lane of Interstate 89 last night. The truck was carrying produce. The left lane was closed -- while the fruits and veggies were moved to another truck. No one was hurt.

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A gas pipeline protester has been found guilty of assaulting a Vermont Gas employee. Police cited 37-year-old Willy Levitt of Hardwick in May -- following this protest at the company's headquarters in South Burlington. Members of the activist group Rising Tide were demonstrating against the pipeline being built between Chittenden and Addison counties. During the protest a Rising Tide member was chained to the building's front door. In the process, an employee was allegedly pushed and hit with the chain.

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As real estate values declined in Vermont from 2009 to 2013, the state had to find a different source of income. The state has jacked-up property tax rates to make up for the decline in Vermont real estate values -- which fell more than 4-billion dollars between 2009 and 2013. They are beginning to rise again -- but slowly. Vermont lawmakers are set to tackle the property tax this year -

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(00:55.02:13) ((Tom Kavet/Legislature's economic consultant "We are looking at a tax base that grew rapidly for a while, but now is flattened, has flattened off. We are not going to get back to 2009 levels until 2017.")) That's part of the reason why the statewide property tax rate for primary homes has risen 12 cents in five years.

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And a special update for you this morning... Sophie Fellows is recovery from surgery. Last week we told you about the 9-year-old Colchester girl about to undergo surgery to remove a brain tumor. The day before the operation, her friends traveled to the Boston Children's Hospital so Sophie could finish a holiday concert. Her family said in a statement that Sophie is out of surgery -- and was smiling and talking. They say she even requested chocolate pudding. Doctors say the week ahead will be critical for determining her recovery.

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(anchors introduce gary) Another cloudy day today. Messy, wintry mix come in tonight, rain on Wednesday, ending as snow late. A few snow showers Thu. & Fri. Weekend starts with some sun on Saturday, but then chance for snow showers again Sunday & Monday.

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Today: Mostly cloudy Highs: 32 to 38 Wind: SSE 5 to 15 mph Tonight: Wintry mix of rain, sleet, some snow, some freezing rain Lows: 30 to 37 Wind: SE 5 to 10 mph Wednesday: Rain showers, ending as snow showers late Highs: 35 to 42 Wind: S to W 5 to 10 mph Extended: Thursday: Snow showers Lows: 25 to 32 Highs: 30s Friday: Mostly cloudy Chance for a few snow showers Lows: 20s Highs: 30s Saturday: Partly cloudy Lows: 15 to 25 Highs: 28 to 38 Hyper-Extended: Sunday: Winter begins! Mostly cloudy Chance for snow showers Lows: 15 to 25 Highs: 28 to 38 Monday: Mostly cloudy Chance for snow showers Lows: 20s Highs: 28 to 38

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The town of Vernon is making plans to offset the economic impact of Vermont Yankee's closing at the end of the year. The nuclear plant is set to shut down in two weeks with layoffs scheduled a few weeks later. Eventually most of the plant's 600 high-paying jobs will be lost. The plant's owner -- Entergy Nuclear -- agreed to contribute $10-million dollars over five years for economic development in the county. Governor Shumlin has the final say on the distribution of the money, but he says most of the 24 proposals he's reviewed so far have failed to offer the "transformational new jobs and economic opportunity" he hoped for.

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Changes at the UVM Medical Center mean some Vermont fertility patients are travelling to New Hampshire for care. In Vitro Fertilization -- or I-V-F -- is the process of harvesting eggs from a woman. They are then fertilized with sperm in a lab -- and then several days later -- the fertilized egg is implanted in the woman. Until recently -- the UVM Medical Center offered that procedure -- but it's been without a doctor who can do it since mid-November. So for the time being -- I-V-F patients need to travel to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center for part of the process.

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((Dr. Misty Blanchette Porter at 25:49:10 there is a process of when they enter into care, cycle monitoring, blood work -- all of that can be done at the university medical center. and then if they need to come here for egg harvest or embryo transfer, they will be here for those specific procedures. but then any future care like ultrasounds, monitoring for nice pregnancy outcomes or perhaps frozen embryo transfers, they can have their embryos transported to the lab that's there and have care on site. 26:21:18)) The UVM Medical Center stresses this arrangement is temporary. It hopes to be fully staffed and offering all I-V-F services again by next summer. I-V-F costs thousands of dollars and is not typically covered by insurance. Nationwide about 22-percent of I-V-F cycles result in a live birth.

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((TRT: 2:02 ... OC: MIKE MCCUNE)) ((A pair of UVM standouts have earned top conference honors. Men's goalie Mike Santaguida was named Hockey East defensive player of the week after making 35 saves in a 2-0 shutout win at St. Lawrence on Saturday. And standout women's basketball freshman Sydney Smith earned America East rookie of the week honors for the second straight week after setting a new career high with 25 points, including the game tying three with six seconds left in regular, in the Cats 82-75 overtime victory against Wagner on Sunday. ---------------------- --------- The Yankees have made their first big splash in the free agent market, resigning third baseman Chase Headley to a four-year deal worth a reported $52 million. Headley came to New York prior to the trade deadline last season from San Diego. He hit .262 in 58 games for the Yankees with six home runs and 17 RBI. ---------------------- -------- The Chicago Cubs introduced Jon Lester yesterday. Lester signed a monster six-year $155 million dollar contract with the Cubs last week. The lefty joining the team run by Theo Epstein, who was Boston's GM when Lester made his Sox debut as a rookie in 2006. Now, the 31-year-old hopes to help turn around the fortunes of a club that hasn't won a World Series since 1908. ---------------------- ---------- high school hoops last night...BFA St. Albans boys visiting Mount Mansfield... --- Fans pumped up... As were the Cougars... First quarter, Ryan Morse and Kyle Adams showing the range from downtown... MMU quickly up double figures... --- Bobwhites trying to stay in it by running the court... Chris Myers-Tinney with the great feed to Matt Sanders... Count it and the foul... --- Too little too late though... Mount Mansfield with a lot of firepower this year ... Will Bowen splits a pair of defenders and throws up the wild circus shot...Cougars up 14 after one and they run away to a 90-59 win. ---------------------- ------- In the NBA last night, the Celtics won at Philly 105-87. Tonight in the NHL, the Bruins visit Nashville, while Montreal hosts Carolina. With your sportswrap, I'm Mike McCune.))

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Another cloudy day today. Messy, wintry mix come in tonight, rain on Wednesday, ending as snow late. A few snow showers Thu. & Fri. Weekend starts with some sun on Saturday, but then chance for snow showers again Sunday & Monday.

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A veteran owned and operated business in our region -- is helping the community. The name is your first clue -- Grunts Move Junk. But -- thats not all they do. These vets are putting their muscle--to good use. Shelby Cashman has this story.

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((NATS moving)) These Grunts--will move your junk-- ((NATS)) Shovel snow off your roof--and help you make your big move. (00:07:59) ((Chris Jablonski/Grunts Move Junk "Couple of us came back from Afghanistan and Iraq and decided its kind of tough to get back into the work force cause you're so used to doing this other thing then all the sudden you come home and you're like, what do I do?")) (00:08:11) So Jablonski joined Grunts Move Junk--an entirely veteran owned and operated business--this past Spring. (00:09:14) ((Chris Jablonski "The idea is to employ as many veterans as we can because in the long run we want to help them get back on their feet.")) (00:09:20) He says the kind of demanding physical work the Grunts endure--can help with the often challenging process--of returning home. (00:10:50) ((Chris Jablonski "If you're doing stuff all the time, you dont have time to think. You're doing everything all at once and its great. You know cause you're no focused on something or thinking about something that happened that you probably dont want to be thinking about.")) (00:11:02) (00:25:10) ((Shelby Cashman "The grunts are using their muscle to help another veteran owned business expand their craft.")) (00:25:16) (00:16:57) ((Steven Gagner "Jobs like this with grunts move junk was kind of a marriage made in heaven.")) (00:17:03) Steven Gagner--a 19 year military vet owns 14th Star Brewery--in Saint Albans. ((NATS grunts moving into new brewery)) Grunts Move Junk--is helping to move 14th Star-into its new location. Gagner says--its important for veterans--to support each other. (00:17:20) ((Steven Gagner "Helping the folks left and right of you it doesn't really matter what uniform they're wearing, or what industry they're in, you know that makes every bodies life a little bit easier, a little bit safer, and the mission is accomplished more effectively.")) (00:17:34) ((NATS grunts)) Grunts Move Junk--donates a majority junk collected--to those in need around community. Allowing workers to add a little generosity--to their resumes. (00:11:13) ((Chris Jablonski "The army has given us a duffel bag full of skills and we just try and put them to use here.")) (00:11:17) ((SC Channel 3 News))


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