Wed 19-JUL-2017 6 P.M. News Script

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Police are calling him a "person of interest" in a Barre woman's homicide -- and they tell us he's leaving a digital path across the country. Good evening. I'm Kristin Kelly. And I'm Darren Perron. Here in Vermont -- state police are trying to figure out how Cindy Cook died -- and that means talking to people who visited a Middlesex park over the Fourth of July weekend. Alexandra Montgomery joins us live from the Waterbury public safety headquarters - Alexandra, you're waiting for an update on the investigation? Yes, we know that police are working on something right now, but the details haven't been shared. In the meantime, they're asking for your help to put together pieces of the puzzle.

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NATS (brooke running) Police are asking for anyone who visited here, the Shady Rill Park Area, around July 3 and July 6 to please give them a call. They're looking for information on Randal Gebo and Cindy Cook. "Police tell us they are investigating the possibility that the couple came here during that time period, and that they have come here before. Besides that though, we're not sure what role this peaceful picnic area plays in the investigation, although it is important to note that Cook's body was found not to far from here." We found a man named Ryan -- who works with Wrightsville Beach. He didn't want to give us his last name but says he helps manage this park and that he wouldn't be surprised if the pair came here. 9:17 a lot of people come here. since we don't ahve someone here all day,every day, telling people what they can and can't do, this is a free place you can be. you can have your dog here, you can do all the things we wouldn't normally let you do at wrightsville, really 9: 33 Ryan says he never saw a creme colored mini cooper - that's Cook's car and it's the one police say Gebo took to drive across the country.

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According to this arrest warrant, Gebo used Cook's debit card to withdraw cash in several states. The last clue on that digital trail was Sunday -- when police say Gebo tried to use his girlfriend's cards in Wyoming. He's also accused of leaving his dog with a close acquaitance and saying he was going to the VA Clinic in Boston to get treatment for cancer -- although police say he's not registered in the hospital system. Back to you-

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A Rutland City teenager is behind bars for allegedly sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl earlier this month. Taylor Young is live from our Rutland Bureau -- Taylor you were in court all day, what can you tell us? Kristin -- 16 year old Ronald Hall Jr. is accused of raping the teenager in downtown Rutland. The incident took place on July 5th when Hall allegedly took the victim to this abandoned building, forced her to drink alcohol, and then sexually assaulted her. He pleaded not guilty to sexual assault and unlawful restraint Tuesday and was back in court today. The victim was not in court -- but video of her statement to detectives was played. The judge said her detailed statement -- backed up with evidence -- played a factor in her decision to hold Hall without bail. He's being tried as an adult -- but is being held at the Woodside Juvenile Rehabilitation Center. If convicted he could face up to life behind bars. Kristin? Taylor -- there was a fire at that spot days after the incident -- what does that mean for the evidence? Yes Kristin. All evidence at the crime scene was lost in that fire -- which happened six days after the alleged assault. We reached out to state police to see if the incidents are related... they said that they are conducting an ongoing arson investigation.

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Cattle killed in a barn fire in northern New York. More than 100 dairy cows and calves died in the fire in Beekmantown last night. A few dozen escaped into a nearby field. Some firefighters also suffered minor injuries. The farm owners weren't home at the time.

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((Kelly Donoghue/Clinton County Emergency Services 6594 02:54:44 "some of the neighbors recognized and some passerbys ended up stopping. They were assisting in removing the cattle from the barn. Of course, as you know, cattle can be difficult sometimes to try to get them moving, and they did the best they could." 02:54:00)) Officials say the fire was reported at around 7:30pm. Multiple departments responded--including some from Canada and Franklin County, New York. They say the barn was the main building for the Giroux Dairy Farm, and it is a total loss. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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A six-year-old boy -- revived -- from a possible opioid overdose. Police say they were called to an apartment yesterday -- for an unresponsive child in Manchester. They say the boy was revived with Narcan -- but remains in the hospital. Police say they're not sure how he became incapicitated.

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The Granite State joins its neighbors in de-criminalizing pot. Governor Chris Sununu signed the bill -- which reduces the penalty for possessing small amounts of pot ... making it a $100 civil violation for the first offense. That makes New Hampshire the last New England state to eliminate the possibility of jail time for possession of small amounts of marijuana. That goes into effect in 60 days.

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Much of the state's marijuana legalization debate swirls around safety on the roadway. Our Political Reporter Kyle Midura explains just how Vermont goes after stoned drivers now... and if it works.

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(00:01:58:00 Trpr Jay Riggen ) ((How much dope did you smoke? Your eyes are all scewed up. Driver: Just a little bit. a couple of rolls.)) This is what it looks like when a trooper... trained in drug recognition... spots a driver they believe to be under the influence. There's the standard field sobriety test... and a breathalyzer to determine if alcohol is present. (9:15 does test. 9:23 trpr "Zero Ok".) Officers trained in Drug Recognition first observe driving prior to a stop, then the operator, before administering roadside tests. Along with the smell associated with some drugs, they look to the eyes... as part of a 12-step process to assess vital signs, and mental function. (00:03:12:00) ((Trooper Jay Riggen - Vermont State Police the big idea here in drug impairment enforcement is this idea of totality of the circumstances )) In this case - Trooper Jay Riggen has enough with the admission and signs of impairment to pull the driver off the road. (9:55) (( Trpr "I'm going to place you under arrest for driving under the influence of drugs". )) (00:10:18:00 - video) (turns back around and cuffs go on) But these drugged-driving cases can be tough to prosecute. (00:05:03:00) ((Dennis Wygmans - Addison County State's Attorney I found that juries are pretty open to the concept of people being impaired they just don't know what to look for )) Addison County State's Attorney Dennis Wygmans says video of a stop doesn't fully capture all the subtle signs of intoxication. And unlike with alcohol, there's little science and no law in Vermont specifying a blood concentration level for impairment. (nats - road) There is a limit in Colorado for marijuana -- though even law enforcement questions the standard's ability to accurately account for impairment. Wygmans says DREs know the signs and symptoms of impaired driving -- but also need more experience translating what they're seeing - and the science behind their observations - to juries. (9:00ish) ((I think they'll get better over time and we certainly would love it if Department of Public Safety would engage in that sort of a practice more meaningfully )) (GFX) We analyzed court records from 2016. Prosecutors leveled 138 DUI cases involving drugs -- including some that involved alcohol as well. 83 resulted in a DUI conviction -- 55 were dismissed. (END GFX) (nats - 5:44 instructs to follow fingers.) That stop we showed you earlier ultimately resulted in a careless and negligent operation conviction. KM, Ch.3 Burlington.

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Vermont is testing a way to tell if drivers are drugged. Tomorrow at 6 -- Kyle explores that test -- and what potential issues it faces.

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A well-known lawyer found himself -- on the other side of the law -- and now he'll spend more than a year in prison.

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William O'Brien was an attorney for the City of Winooski. And for the Burlington Catholic Diocese. Prosecutors say he used the trust of a deceased client -- as his own bank account -- and took money from other clients -- that was supposed to go charity. Nearly half a million misappropriated. He was also involved in a shady land deal -- keeping -- and making rental money off property -- that the victim thought was a home for the elderly. The state calls O'Brien's crimes, "breathtaking." And an "incomprehensible litany of neglect, dishonesty, and outright lying that spanned a decade or more." Court paperwork goes on to call O'Brien an "arrogant, selfish, and ultimately amoral individual" and not the big-hearted and hard-working person he appeared to be. O'Brien claimed he planned to use the money to help the community. But prosecutors point out that he never repaid the money -- until the night before he was set to lose his law license. An investigation into O'Brien began in 2015.

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O'Brien got 14 months to serve -- after pleading guilty to fraud -- followed by a year of supervised release. And because he didn't file accurate income taxes during this time -- the IRS is also investigating.

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Radsat: We have seen a few clouds and just a few sprinkles and light showers here and there, but they have been few and far between. Temperatures: Temperatures will continue to be just a couple of degrees above normal, but then they will be falling to a few degrees below normal. Tonight: Partly cloudy. A few showers, mainly north. Lows: 57/65 Winds: Light Thursday: Partly sunny. Isolated shower or thunderstorm. Highs: 77/85 Winds: Light Thursday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows: 55/63 Winds: Light Friday: Partly sunny. Highs: 77/85 Winds: W 10-15 mph

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Half a million dollars -- for a park in Burlington. This project has been in the works for a while -- but federal funding was just announced today. Priscilla Liguori is live in Burlington tonight with the details. This area is technically open to anyone now, but this money will help the city improve the pathway from the Old North End neighborhood to the waterfront. The US Department of Interior is giving 5 hundred thousand dollars to the state for this Burlington park. The Queen City currently has joint ownership with Vermont Land Trust of the 12 acres of land off of North Ave. Burlington Parks, Recreation and Waterfront says the money will be used to pay off the city's loan to get full ownership of the land sooner. Officials say this puts the city in a much better position to make the land a formal park - with a trail that's accessible, maintenance, and features like bike racks.

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((Dan Cahill, Burlington Parks, Recreation and Waterfront, Land Steward 40:59-40:10 "Over the next couple of months we'll be finishing a scoping study that looks at the trail design on the site and hopefully starting next spring, summer season, we will be looking at trail construction.")) The grant is part of the Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership program. The Department of the Interior is also giving money to 21 other cities around the country to create or improve recreational facilities. Burlington Parks, Recreation and Waterfront says it's working on the name for the park, and will meet with public groups during the design process over the next few months. Kristin and Darren?

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Protecting the border is largely up to two federal agencies. For the past two days, we've shown you what goes on behind-the-scenes at one of them -- U.S. Border Patrol. Tonight -- we're focusing on Customs and Border Protection. They're responsible for assessing the 15-hundred or so cars that come through the Highgate Springs Port of Entry every day... along with several hundred trucks. They're looking for signs of terrorism, smuggling -- or trade violations.

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((TILE 2625 46:32:21--46:42:23 Starr: "A lot of it is just that funny feeling that something isn't right. And the more you work here, in this setting, you kind of develop a skillset.")) They're also aided by technology. The most common contraband item they run across: marijuana. In the summer months, a port of entry at Mississquoi Bay on Lake Champlain opens for boaters.

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A water main break has officials telling residents - donít drink the water in Cumberland Head... ..unless you boil it first. The boil water order in effect now for the whole town -- starting at Route 9. They're now working on fixing it.

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More than 90 people -- getting pink slips -- at General Dynamics in Nashua. The company tells Channel 3 News it is closing the New Hampshire plant -- as a cost-saving move. A date for shutting it down -- has not been set yet. The plant specializes in designing and manufacturing high-tech camera systems. We've also learned through company officials -- that the Williston, Vermont plant is not affected. And no action is planned for the 185 employees there.

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More woes at the embattled V-A hospital in Manchester, New Hampshire. It's already under investigation for reports of substandard conditions and treatment. Now -- a pipe burst, flooding five floors of the hospital. The first two floors haven't been affected -- but 250 patients who had appointments on the other floors now have to reschedule appointments.

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New Hampshire Representative Annie Kuster wants lawmakers to take testimony on allegations at the V-A in Manchester. She wants the House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee panel to hold a field hearing in the Granite State. The Veterans Affairs Secretary has ordered a review of the facility this week. Whistleblowers say the center endangered the health of spinal cord injury patients -- delayed installing important medical equipment -- and failed to meet sanitation and sterilization standards. Hospital officials say they're addressing the problems -- and that patient safety hasn't been compromised.

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A program in Burlington uses yoga to help recovering addicts. The Turning Point Center in Burlington offers classes to people recovering from substance abuse. The Recovery community program was started in 2015 by Meg Tipper -- a former addict turned yoga instructor.

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((Meg Tipper/Yoga instructor 00.50.07 Well i actually found yoga before i found recovery was part of my search for peace and health and at that point I didn't understand that drinking and using drugs was a bad idea 00.50.26)) Participants say that yoga's focus on the incorporation of brain and body has been key in their recovery process. And the personal connections that the program fosters are equally important. Those classes are offered several days a week -- and are free for anyone in recovery. Learn more on wcax dot com.

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Honors for a woman dedicated to cleaning up Lake Champlain. Today Marty Illick received GMP's 2017 Zetterstrom Environmental Award today at a ceremony in Shelburne. Illick has worked for decades with the Lewis Creek Association to better the health of the Lake Champlain watershed in Addison and Chittenden counties. Illick told us there is still lots of work to be done to clean up the lake.

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((*00:10:11:00 Joe: And how's the lake doing? Marty: The lake has a problem, the lake is aging too quickly. That is what everyone has come to appreciate. And the challenge is how to turn that around. Turn the pollution problem around.)) The award -- which honors the late osprey advocate Meeri Zetterstrom, includes a $2,500 award to further the efforts of the Lewis Creek Association.

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Radsat: A few clouds and light showers arrived late today. Pollen: the good news is the pollen count is very, very low today, with just a few weeds showing up. RPM: We can expect a few more to pop up tomorrow, but they should be few and far between. Then on Friday, it looks like a beautiful day. Dewpoints will be in the low to mid 60s, but by Friday, they will be coming down again, leaving us with some pleasant and dry weather to start off the weekend. Surface: Here is the cold front that is bringing the clouds to us this evening. It is weak, and is dying out as it moves south. Tonight: Partly cloudy. A few showers, mainly north. Lows: 57/65 Winds: Light Thursday: Partly sunny. Isolated shower or thunderstorm. Highs: 77/85 Winds: Light Thursday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows: 55/63 Winds: Light Friday: Partly sunny. Highs: 77/85 Winds: W 10-15 mph Extended: Saturday through Wednesday. Friday night: Lows 52/60 Saturday: Partly sunny. Highs 70s Lows 50s Sunday: Partly sunny. Chance of showers/Tstorms. Highs 70s Lows 50s Monday: Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers/Tstorms. Highs 70s lows 55/65 Tuesday: Partly sunny. Chance for showers. Highs 70s Lows 50s Wednesday: Partly sunny. Highs 70s

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The president isn't giving up on his quest for health care reform. Trump called senators to the White House today -- urging them to not leave the city -- and get back to work on legislation that would repeal AND replace Obamacare. After recent legislation failed -- Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell announced plans next week for a repeal only vote -- without a replacement. But that too -- seems unlikely to pass.

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The White House confirms President Trump had a second, previously undisclosed, conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin at this month's G-20 Summit. Mola Lenghi has the latest from Capitol Hill.

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:27-:31 Richard Haass/Former U.S. Diplomat (package script) THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS DOWNPLAYING A SECOND CONVERSATION BETWEEN PRESIDENT TRUMP AND RUSSIAN PRESIDENT VLADIMIR HOURS AFTER THE TWO LEADERS HELD THIS MEETING AT THE G-20 SUMMIT EARLIER THIS MONTH. (NATS) (track #2) THE SECOND CONVERSATION HAPPENED DURING A DINNER ATTENDED BY THE G-20 LEADERS AND THEIR SPOUSES. MR. PUTIN WAS SITTING NEXT TO FIRST LADY MELANIA TRUMP. LATER ON THE PRESIDENT REPORTEDLY LEFT HIS SEAT TO GO SPEAK WITH MR. PUTIN FOR NEARLY AN HOUR USING MR. PUTINS TRANSLATOR. (SOT Richard Haass/Former U.S. Diplomat) he went into this meeting without his own talking points, without his own interpreter, without a note-taker. (track #3)(GARRETT GRAPHICS) THE WHITE HOUSE ACKNOWLEDGED THE PREVIOUSLY UNDISCLOSED CONVERSATION LAST NIGHT, CALLING IT BRIEF AND INFORMAL. (TWEET) AND PRESIDENT TRUMP DEFENDED HIMSELF ON TWITTER, SAYING "FAKE NEWS STORY OF SECRET DINNER WITH PUTIN IS 'SICK'. ALL G20 LEADERS, AND SPOUSES, WERE INVITED BY THE CHANCELLOR OF GERMANY. PRESS KNEW!" (BRIDGE Seth Lemon/CBS News, Washington, DC) The revelation comes as the list of attendees at Donald Trump Junior's 2016 meeting with a Russian lawyer continues to grow. (TRACK #5)(GFX) CBS NEWS HAS CONFIRMED IKE KAVELADZE (KAH-va-lahd-zee ) - A SOVIET BORN BUSINESSMAN WHO CAME TO THE U.S. IN 1991 - WAS ALSO AT THE MEETING, ALONG WITH SON-IN-LAW JARED KUSHNER, CAMPAIGN CHIARMAN PAUL MANAFORT, THE RUSSIAN LAWYER, AND A RUSSIAN-AMERICAN LOBBYIST (GFX) KAVELADZE'S LAWYER CLAIMS HIS CLIENT THOUGHT HE WAS THERE TO SERVE AS AN INTERPRETER, BUT WASN'T NEEDED. MOLA LENGHI, FOR CBS NEWS WASHINGTON.

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A Nevada parole board will hear arguments tomorrow about whether to release OJ Simpson - from prison. Simpson is approaching the nine- year minimum of his 33-year sentence for armed robbery and other charges. In 1995 Simpson was acquitted in the murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson -- and her friend Ron Goldman. They were found stabbed and slashed to death.

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And check out this scene -- at a Texas marina! This massive fire kept crews busy in Pottsboro today. Several boats were torched at Highport Marina -- and as you can see --- that thick black smoke could be seen for miles. Luckily no one was seriously hurt. No word yet was caused the fire.

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Kids in South Burlington are helping students in Cuba. The Chamberlin School in South Burlington is partnering with the Cuban American Friendship Society to collect and donate the supplies -- like math materials they're no longer using. They say despite changes in the President's Cuba policy -- they're determined to move ahead.

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((SOT Jared Carter, Co- Director CAFS/Custom Cuba Travel 4:31 "Despite the changes to the Cuba policy, the opportunity to engage in direct people to people exchange and humanitarian projects is still alive and well and we want to send that message")) ((SOT Stephany Hockenbury, Math Coach at Chamberlin 8:48 "pulling the children in, to have ten think about how they use the supplies and how now, other children will get to use them")) The supplies will be sent on July 29th. They're going to two primary schools in Havana.

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Patients in New York's North Country won't have to travel as far to see their doctors. That's thanks to a new health facility that opened today. Rose Gomez stopped by to see what they have to offer.

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Patients travel from across the region to get to the Champlain Family Health Center in Champlain, New York. ((Melissa Gooley/Nurse Manager 6619 03:02:29 "We serve a very wide area, so we serve Mooers, Rouses Point, Chazy, Ellenburg, Plattsburgh. We have people that come from Lyon Mountain, Dannemora. We also serve Vermont and Canada." 03:02:44)) The Clinton County Health Department conducted a survey last year and found that 40 percent of people struggled to get health care -- in part because of transportation. ((Karen Derusha/Supervising Public Health Educator with Clinton County 6592 02:47:09 "Still about 33 percent within that group were saying no insurance. Some saying that there was no appointment time available. Others were indicating some of the things that were more commonly think of like transportation issues and actually having a medical provider." 02:47:25)) The majority of providers are in Plattsburgh. But Champlain Family Health, formerly called North Country Family Health, recently underwent a major expansion to accommodate the many customers they get on the border. ((Celine Paquette/Board Member 6619 03:01:09 "We got a lot of new patients, and we needed more space, and we were getting new providers, so it was kind of crowded in the old spot." 03:01:18)) And they got more space -- doubling in size -- and added new services like pediatrics, women's health and behavioral health. That way, they can treat patients here -- instead of referring them elsewhere. ((Melissa Gooley/Nurse Manager 6619 03:04:05 "We absolutely had to refer out for a lot of things, and now we're looking at trying to get different specialties to come in, not full time, but during the week at times so patients could still see a specialist here." 03;04:18)) Clinton County health officials say the more health care options that are set up throughout the county, the better it will be for residents who live in remote areas. Rose Gomez, Channel 3 News, Champlain.

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Teen drivers are learning from the experts -- in an international safety course. The half-day course at the GlobalFoundries lot in Essex Junction is geared towards teens with a license or learner's permit. Instructors say drivers learn to make good decisions, avoid distractions and speeding -- all common problems with young drivers. Car accidents are the number one cause of death for teens here and nationwide.

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((Mike Speck/Ford Driving Skills For Life: 04:41:18 even though some of the teens are actually embarrassed to come out, no one wants to be viewed as someone who can't drive. Once they get here they realize it's something really designed to help them.)) The driving course continues tomorrow -- for people who could not make it today.

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It has been a very deadly summer on the water in our region. An 11-year-old died after going under along the Winooski River -- A teen was killed while swimming with friends on Lake Champlain -- and a toddler died in an East Montpelier pool. The tragedies have us thinking about water safety and what your family needs to know to stay safe. Jess Lukas oversees the swim lessons at the Y in Burlington. ((You say we shouldn't look at swimming as just a fun or fitness-oriented activity?)) ((There are a few tips worth repeating when it comes to supervision and life jackets?)) ((If a swimmer is struggling, use the "reach and throw, don't go")) ((Changing conditions?)) ((When should we learn to swim?)) ((The Y feels water safety needs to be a community effort?))

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Yesterday it was a gang of goats -- today it's a bunch of bison. The animals caused quite the commotion in one New Hampshire town. Here's Siobhan Lopez.

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MORE THAN A DOZEN BISON ON THE LAM ? THE BEGINNING OF THEIR JOURNEY CAUGHT ON CAMERA, AS THE FAMILY WHO LIVES TWO DOORS AWAY FROM BOLDUC FARM ARRIVED HOME TO THE STAMPEDE. Courtney Schwartzkopf/Witness SOT Robert Bolduc/Brother Owns Bison SOT THE HUGE ANIMALS HALTING TRAFFIC FOR SOME TIME, AS POLICE AND ANIMAL CONTROL WORKED TO CORRAL THEM. Robert Bolduc/Brother Owns Bison SOT Siobhan Lopez /Reporting "The family believes loud road work may have scared the animals, they found a weak spot in the fence and took off running down the road" Robert Bolduc/Brother Owns Bison SOT THE WHOLE NEIGHBORHOOD WORKED TO BRING THE BISON HOME SAFELY. THE FAMILY WHO SAW THE START OF THE ESCAPE, ALSO WITNESSED THE END. Courtney Schwartzkopf/Witness SOT AFTER SEVERAL HOURS ALL OF THE BISON AND THEIR YOUNG CALVES HAD RETURNED. A HECTIC DAY FOR THE FARM, BUT SOME UNEXPECTED EXCITEMENT IN AN OTHERWISE QUIET NEIGHBORHOOD. Courtney Schwartzkopf/Witness SOT IN GILFORD, SL WMUR NEWSNINE.

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Two Vermont anglers have reeled in some record breaking fish. One is a 33 and a quarter pound -- 40 inch carp -- caught in the Otter Creek by Chase Stokes of Ferrisburgh. And the other -- a redhorse sucker caught by Mike Elwood of Burlington weighed in at a whopping 9-point-9 pounds and measured nearly 30 inches. He got it in the Winooski river in Colchester. Both of the new records were made official this week after a thorough inspection by Vermont Fish & Wildlife. Congratulations to those two anglers!

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With the baseball trade deadline less than two weeks away... both the Red Sox and Yankees appear to have similar needs...add to their bullpen depth and add a bat that could play first or third. Reportedly, both of the rivals were talking with the Chicago White Sox about a deal that would fill both needs, and last night, it was the Yankees that struck first. New York acquiring relievers David Robertson and Tommy Kahnle and third baseman Todd Frazier from the White Sox for pitcher Tyler Clippard, top outfield prospect Black Rutherford and two more minor leaguers. The 32-year-old Robertson returns to the Big Apple after spending his first seven seasons with the Yanks...and in 2014 after Mo Rivera retired, posted 39 saves. He then signed with Chicago as a free agent...and will likely serve as the main setup man to Aroldis Chapman... ----- Kahnle ((KANE-lee)) is a 27-year-old fireballer...he has sixty strikeouts in 36 innings pitched. This is his fourth big league season, split between Colorado and Chicago... ----- Frazier will likely supplant Chase Headley as New York's regular third baseman. The 31-year-old has 16 home runs and launched 40 last year, but he's also hitting just .207.

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The Yankees, with their new faces, in Minnesota today...and the Twins pounce on New York rookie starter Jordan Montgomery...scoring six runs in the bottom of the second, capped by a three run home run from Miguel Sano ...Montgomery would buckle down and go six innings, but the damage was done... --- top seven...still 6-0 ...New York with two on...and Todd Frazier makes his Yankee debut as a pinch hitter... but goes down swinging ... on the plus side, Kahnle ((KANE-lee)) pitched a 1-2-3 eighth inning in his debut, but New York falls 6-1 ...

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and now it's officially over...the Red Sox have released Pablo Sandoval... making the Kung Fu Panda a free agent. The Sox, who still owe Sandoval in the range of $48 million, could not find a trade partner after designating him for assignment last week. --- Boston continues a four game series with Toronto tonight after beating the Blue Jays 5-4 in 15 innings last night on a game winning home run from the other big free agent signing in 2014, Hanley Ramirez

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The Vermont Lake Monsters fell 7-3 to Hudson Valley last night and tonight will try to avoid being swept in a series for the first time all season. Vermont's lead over Connecticut in the Stedler Division is down to two games. In the NECBL tonight, the Mountaineers are at Keene, while Upper Valley visits Sanford.

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Let's head to the Country Club of Vermont in Waterbury for the first round of the Vermont Women's senior Amateur. --- Reggie Parker has won this event 8 times. Check out the birdie putt on 16. --- Parker, representing Green Mountain National Golf Club with a nice approach shot here on 18. She ends up 2-putting to save par. Parker leads with a 6 over par 78. She's the only golfer today to score under 80. --- Burlington Country Club's Mary Brush is in second, 5 shots back, her long birdie putt on 18 goes in and out! The second and final round is tomorrow morning in Waterbury with the lead group teeing off around 9:50.

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Today is a day worth celebrating -- especially if you're a fan of ballpark food. It's National Hot Dog Day! But the iconic American frank isn't just for baseball games and barbeques. People are starting to get more creative -- with twists on dogs like "Bahn Mi" style... or even an Italian style with mozzarella, tomatoes, pesto, and balsamic. So -- there's something for everyone.


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