Wed 15-FEB-2017 6 P.M. News Script

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The search is on for drug suspects in the Kingdom. Good evening. I'm Darren Perron. And I'm Kristin Kelly. Investigators are rounding up dozens of people - cracking down on heroin. Tyler Dumont is at the State Police barracks in Derby tonight.

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((TILE 0546 28:59:17--29:04:23 Eugenia Cowles/Federal prosecutor: "Today's arrests highlight both the seriousness and the breadth of the heroin epidemic in Vermont.")) Authorities say an early morning drug sweep Tuesday took several thousand bags of heroin are off the streets -- and resulted in 26 arrests. It follows a several month long investigation into heroin trafficking in the greater Newport area. ((TILE 0546 38:34:14--38:40:02 Chief Seth DiSanto/Newport Police: "This community is not going to standby and allow opiates or heroin to take it over.")) Called Operation Border Line -- arrests came after the use of informants and undercover officers -- who we're told made 79 controlled drug purchases. 70 officers from a mix of agencies conducted search warrants -- finding the drugs and at least five guns. ((TILE 0553 45:06:13--45:11:11 John Merrigan/VT Drug Task Force: "A large quantity of the drugs were from local residents.")) Border patrol and the Department of Homeland Security also helped in the operation. ((TILE 0546 Matthew Etre/Dept. of Homeland Security: "It's been estimated that the heroin epidemic costs the public $30 billion a year.")) In 2016, The Vermont Drug Task Force says they conducted 360 heroin investigations -- up 32% from the previous year. Today's arrests were the conclusion of some of those investigations. Those already in custody face a combined 87 different charges. ((TILE 0546 33:51:04--33:55:00 GLENN HALL: "I anticiate there could be additional arrests forthcoming."))

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Police say they are still looking for 8 suspects -- and 4 additional arrests were made prior to today. To give you some perspective as to just how bad the problem is in Orleans County -- in 2016, law enforcement say there was at least 21 overdoses. 3 of them were fatal.

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The case of 2 Vermont men -- picked up on drug charges in Massachusetts -- has a Vermont police chief speaking out - for tougher penalties. Police say they stopped the Springfield Vermont men on Interstate 91 in Holyoke this weekend - with nearly to 800 bags of heroin. They were charged with felonies-- but their bail was set at 5-hundred 40 dollars. The men were already known to Springfield police for their connection to drug activity - and the chief there says the amount of bail - surprised him.

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((Chief Douglas Johnston/Springfield Police Dept.: "when they get these dealers they need to have stricter sentences for these dealers to send a message that is not going to be tolerated any more. And until that is sent through our judicial bureau, we are going to continue to have an uphill battle.")) Chief Johnston says arrests and penalties need to be joined with more education and treatment in order to make a dent in the region's opiate problem.

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If you're hitting the road -- we've got another storm to tell you about. And Montpelier has already issued a parking ban... so they can remove snow banks ahead of the incoming storm. The ban starts at 1 a.m. Wednesday. The streets listed on your screen are included. Cars left on those streets -- could get ticketed and towed.

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Tonight -- the University of Vermont community is mourning the loss of a student -- who died after going off-trail at Stowe Mountain Resort. Cat Viglienzoni talked with Stowe's police chief and the resort -- and joins us from the newsroom with what she learned. Darren and Kristin, exactly what killed 22-year-old Brett Cohen is still unclear -- but Stowe's chief tells me it does NOT appear he had a medical condition -- or that he hit a tree. Stowe officials say Cohen was found in a wooded area off the Cliff Trail on the Mount Mansfield side of the resort. He was off the trail -- but NOT out of bounds. Chief Donald Hull says, he was found unresponsive in very deep snow. He's not sure how deep it was -- but he described it as a big snow drift -- which covered Cohen -- and said it appears he wasn't able to get out. Cohen went missing around 3:30 Monday afternoon -- while on the slopes with a friend. Despite search efforts from multiple agencies -- he wasn't found for eight hours. He died at the hospital this morning. Cohen was a senior at the University of Vermont ... from Needham, Massachusetts. Police are warning skiers and riders to make sure that they don't ever go by themselves -- and stay with others. Stowe Mountain Resort told me they have warnings online about the dangers of skiing alone or off-trail -- but no new signage has been added. Darren?

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The search for two missing snowmobilers on Lake Champlain today turned up nothing. Police say 23-year-old Brandon Barrett, of Benson, and 32-year-old Jonathan Ryan, of Shoreham, left Benson Village on Thursday evening and never returned. Investigators believe the two were headed to a restaurant in Ticonderoga. Their snowmobiles were discovered in the water Sunday -- near the New York side of the lake -- but the men have not been found. Police will resume their search tomorrow.

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Fire -- leaves a family in Barre homeless. Investigators say the initial spark came from the wood stove. The fire spread from there -- causing enough damage to make the home unlivable -- at least for now. Homeowner David Peake was not home when the fire started -- but his wife was.

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(00:07:22:00) ((She saw the smoke, and opened the back door and saw the flames on the back of the house, and so she just grabbed her cell phone and headed out the door and called 911 outside)) An ambulance did have to take a firefighter to the hospital for dehydration and over-exertion. We are told he has now been released.

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Does it matter how deep you're buried after you die? It does to some people -- who want Vermont laws changed. And as Alexei Rubenstein reports -- they're getting support from lawmakers in Montpelier.

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When it comes to death -- six feet under -- is the often used phrase. But if Jennifer Whitman, a member of the Calais Cemetery commission, has her way, Vermont could join a growing number of states looking at what supporters say are more environmentally friendly -- and shallower -- burials -- where the soil layer promotes faster decomposition. (( 00:35:18 Jennifer Whitman/Calais "The commission is interested in looking at the future of what cemeteries and burials are going to look like.)) Whitman is among those supporting a state bill that would change the minimum requirements for burial death - from five feet. Down to just three and a half feet. ((00:11:31 Michelle Acciavatti/End-of-Life Specialist "A lot of us make very conscious choices about the enviornement everyday,)) ((00:11:41 Michelle Acciavatti/End-of-Life Specialist "To the living, knowing that they're going to be buried in a way that is accordance with those values is a vast relief. In terms of the decompostion process, it's rapider, and its more efficient.)) She says there are a few cemeteries in the state that have already been supportive of green burials by not requiring burial vaults or caskets -- an issue this bill does not address. The bill has made unusually rapid progress and could be up for a final house vote next week. Supporters gathered Tuesday as Sponsor Janet Ancel introduced them in the House Chamber. ((00:04:31 Rep. Janet Ancel/D-Calais "It's a movement that is happening all over the country. We passed a bill two or three years ago here to move in that direction)) Just down the road at the Green Mountain Cemetery, officials say they've also been fielding a lot of requests for greener burials, and have started to re-examine age old policies. But they say the House bill 3 raises more questions than it answers. ((00:50:32 Patrick Healy/Green Mtn. Cemetery "Is there a smell? What about rodents and animals digging the body up. Basically it all goes to the -- what are the best practices for shallow grave burial?)) ((00:51:58 Patrick Healy/Green Mtn. Cemetery "We care for the body forever. Not a day, not a week, but forever -- for many , many life times, and so we want to make sure that we're doing it right.)) Back in Calais, Jennifer Whitman, says for her, green burial is part of a larger picture. ((00:42:32 Jennifer Whitman/Calais "putting the power back into the individual to make that choice for themselves and really encouraging family and firends and children to reparticapate in death in a way that we've been pushed away for the last 50 or 100 years.)) ((00:28:25 AR Standup "Supporters of the green burial bill say its the first part of a long process of education and changes in long entrenched end-of-life practices -- and a new outlook on what has long been a taboo subject. AR -- Ch 3 News -- Calais.))

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A familiar face will continue lead Vermont's education department. Rebecca Holcombe will keep her job as Secretary of Education. In a statement, Governor Scott praised her QUOTE "fierce commitment to improving Vermont's education system". Holcombe has testified already in favor of the governor's controversial education plan. She was first appointed by Governor Shumlin in 20-14.

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UVM is getting big bucks -- to improve the electric grid. Nearly 2 million will be used to make the electric grid better at handling power generated from solar panels. As more rooftop solar energy comes onto the grid -- electric utilities have to juggle the variable power supply. With the one-point-eight million dollars, the U-V-M-led team will develop tools to help power companies manage large amounts of solar energy. Only twelve other grants were awarded around the country as part of the "SunShot" program from the U-S Department of Energy

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A serial Bandit strikes the heart of Vermont's capitol city yet again. We sent our Kyle Midura to investigate.

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(00:28:52:00) ((KM STUP Years of investigation netted the police few leads, but this year we've managed to pick up the culprits trail.)) The repeat offender hit multiple banks, the hardware store, and even plastered his or her infamous calling card on police headquarters. (00:18:54:00) ((Capt. Neil Martel - Montpelier Police Department Oftentimes we don't see or hear anything, nothing's ever reported, so we have no leads to follow at this time)) Police can't say whether it's a man or woman, tall or small, or even whether it's a bandit or a phantom that strikes every Valentine's day. They're not even sure what the charges would be if they ever caught the culprit. (00:19:15:00) ((KM: littering, loitering, general creepiness, loving too much? NM: all of those are possibilities)) (00:16:50:00) ((KM: Have you guys figured out who did it yet? class: no!)) Elementary school children examined the extent of the crime scene. Meanwhile, we hit leafleters and pamphleteers' usual haunts -- the local copy shop. (00:23:44:00) ((KM: are you protecting a heartened criminal? Benjamin Peberdy - Capitol Copy: again, I can't really comment. )) The scene at the Agency of Agriculture suggested an inside job. (00:12:50:00) ((Anson Tebbetts - Vt. Agriculture Secretary When I arrived this morning, there was a lot of love in the agency of agriculture )) Hearts hang from the walls, and reach window heights only Spider-Man could. (00:12:55:00) ((KM: Do you feel safe in here surrounded by all this love? AT: absolutely)) (00:25:52:00 ) ((Anonymous Tipster The bandit really likes coffee and goes to Capitol Grounds)) This person asked to remain anonymous to protect herself as she spilled the beans. (00:25:59:00) ((Anonymous Tipster I think they're probably a Democrat in Vermont, yeah, so that ought to narrow it down)) (Trump picture) We did notice the bandit's statehouse work became more political this year We asked the mayor if closing the case is a priority. He says even if he wanted to go after the culprit, it's not the wise career-choice in this town. (00:27:13:00) ((Mayor John Hollar that'd be the last day of my job as mayor if I tried to support something like that )) ((Kyle Close: Typically we'd keep digging into the details until we got the answers that you deserve. But, if my investigation continues any longer this Valentine's day, it could cost me my sweetheart. KM, Ch3, Montpelier))

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The search is on for a new national security adviser after General Michael Flynn abruptly resigned just three weeks on the job. Craig Boswell is at the White House.

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GENERAL MICHAEL FLYNN IS OUT AS NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER AFTER ADMITTING HE GAVE INCOMPLETE INFORMATION ABOUT A PHONE CALL HE HAD WITH RUSSIA'S AMBASSADOR TO THE U-S PRIOR TO PRESIDENT TRUMP TAKING OFFICE. (gfx) FLYNN REPORTEDLY WAS CAUGHT ON U-S SURVEILLANCE TALKING ABOUT U-S SANCTIONS AGAINST RUSSIA WITH THE AMBASSADOR - BUT HE TOLD VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE HE DIDN'T DISCUSS THE TOPIC. (SOT: Sean Spicer/White House Press Secretary) "The level of trust between the president and General Flynn had eroded to the point where he felt he had to make a change." (track 2) (gfx) THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT FIRST WARNED THE WHITE HOUSE ON JANUARY 26TH THAT FLYNN HAD MISLED THE WHITE HOUSE ABOUT THE PHONE CALLS. BUT FLYNN WAS ALLOWED TO REMAIN IN HIS JOB UNTIL MONDAY NIGHT. (SOT: Sean Spicer/White House Press Secretary) "The president was informed of this, he asked the White House counsel to review the situation. The first matter was whether there was a legal issue. We had to review whether there was a legal issue, which the White House counsel concluded there was not." (STANDUP: Craig Boswell/CBS News/The White House) DEMCORATS ARE CALLING FOR A FULL INVESTIGATION INTO WHAT EXACTLY GENERAL FLYNN SAID TO THE RUSSIAN AMBASSADOR - AND WHY IT TOOK THE PRESIDENT A MONTH TO FIRE GENERAL FLYNN. (SOT: Rep. Nancy Pelosi/(D-CA) Minority Leader) "We want to know by what authority did General Flynn have these conversations and who did he report to after that?" PRESIDENT TRUMP RESPONDED ON TWITTER SAYING (gfx) "THE REAL STORY HERE IS WHY ARE THERE SO MANY ILLEGAL LEAKS COMING OUT OF WASHINGTON?" CRAIG BOSWELL, CBS NEWS, THE WHITE HOUSE.

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The estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been murdered. Officials say Kim Jong Nam was attacked with a chemical spray in a shopping concourse at a Malaysian airport. He died on route to the hospital. He had reportedly fallen out of favor in North Korea after being caught trying to enter Japan on a false passport in 2001, saying he wanted to visit Tokyo Disneyland. He had been living in recent years in Macau, Singapore and Malaysia.

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A Vermont woman's harrowing story of fleeing war torn Cambodia is the focus of a new movie. "First They Killed My Father," is based on Loung Ung's account of her survival as a child under the Khmer Rouge regime in the 19-70s -- which is believed to be responsible for the deaths of 1-point-7 million people. Ung eventually resettled in Vermont. The film -- directed by Angelina Jolie -- will premiere this weekend in Cambodia.

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Will Lake Placid once again host a global sporting event -- that could have a huge financial impact on the region? Rose Gomez is looking into it. She's live in Plattsburgh -- with the details. Rose. In 1973, Lake Placid hosted the World University Winter Games. Since then, the event has grown to bring 10s of thousands of athletes and visitors to its competitions held at countries worldwide. Leaders are hoping the Olympic village could bring the games back to the North Country.

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For years Lake Placid residents and officials have dreamed about bringing the winter olympics back to the village. Officials say it's unclear whether they'll ever be considered as a host again, so they now have their sights set on another global competition--the World Winter University Games. ((James McKenna/Regional Office of Sustaiable Tourism 9832 03:46:00 "well what it would mean is it would sort of re-establish the region as a major, international multi-sports center, and that's got such long term benefits. I mean the Olympic games of 1980 were 37 years ago, and we're still feeling the effects of that, so it's sort of re-invigorates that." 03:46:18)) On Tuesday, a delegation of North Country leaders spoke to the public after making a trip to see the 2017 games in the Republic of Kazakhstan. ((Mayor Craig Randall/Lake Placid 9834 03:56:53 "we feel very strongly that this is an opportunity we need to bring to our community and the region and then figure out if we can put it together in a way that's going to make lasting benefit for the region." 03:57:06)) The games are held every 2 years at countries across the globe and bring in thousands of athletes and visitors. Only students aged 17 to 25 can compete. North Elba Town Councilor Jay Rand competed in the games when he was a student at the University of Colorado. ((Jay Rand/North Elba Town Council 9833 03:48:45 "In 1970 I participated in Rovaniemi, Finland as a ski-jumper and always remembered it. It was a very high level of competition. A lot of the international ski jumpers were there that represented national teams, and it was a great trip." 03:49:04)) ((Rose Gomez/Lake Placid 9859 04:03:52 "Speed skating, ice hockey, snowboarding, and alpine skiing are a few of the winter sports featured in the games. Officials say if they do get to host them here in Lake Placid, some of the facilities might need a few upgrades." 04:04:04)) For the 1980 olympics, athletes were housed in a special facility in Ray Brook that has since been turned into a prison. Officials don't yet know how or where they would house the thousands of athletes for this competition but say they'll be looking into the details more over the next few months. The group says the soonest they'd be considering hosting the games would be in 2023. ((James McKenna/Regional Office of Sustaiable Tourism 9832 03:45:26 "We'd probably have to come up with a plan that will continue the improvements on these venues, so that by 2023 they would be right up to the world class of that particular time. It's an on-going effort." 03:45:40)) Until then, they're hoping to potentially bring in other events--such as the International Children's Games and the Special Olympics World Winter Games.

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Officials say they have until the end of May to officially express interest in hosting the games. The final decision for who will host in 2023 will be announced next year.

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Starting Line Sports ...the UVM men's basketball team is on the road to UMass-Lowell for tomorrow night's meeting with the Riverhawks. A Cats victory would set two new franchise records ...for most consecutive league wins...14 straight... and most consecutive overall victories...16 in a row. The last two of those wins have been the hardest as the Cats held off New Hampshire at home last Thursday night and survived a furious late charge by UMBC on Sunday to beat the Retrievers by three in Maryland. It's been a tough grind for Vermont. Tomorrow night will be the fourth game in eight days...and the team has been battling more than just motivated opponents. A stomach bug has been making its way thru the team. Kurt Steidl played just one minute on Sunday and Josh Herlihy isn't make the trip to Lowell and others have been impacted...and then Sunday after the UMBC game, the team's flight out of Washington D-C was cancelled, so the team didn't get back to Burlington until late yesterday afternoon. But despite all the challenges, this team continues to rack up wins and move closer to not only setting records, but more importantly to them, clinching the regular season title and home court advantage in the playoffs.

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((TRT: 44 ... OC: STAFF PREPARING US)) ((Becker/ We've had adversity. Kurt didn't play, that wasn't expected until right at gametime (at UMBC), and Ernie wasn't feeling well. Josh Herlihy stepped in and Nate Roher played for the first time in a bunch of games and our depth will continue to be a huge factor for us. It's really difficult to do. I'm really proud of how the guys have played so far. )) ((Bell-Haynes/ Every single game teams are giving us their best shot. Every team wants to be that team that beats us. It's a testament to the team, to the coaching staff, to just come out and take a lot of team's best shots and being able to hit back and find ways to win that many games and maintain leads. So it's a testament to us preparing everyday in practice...defense and offense...and the staff preparing us.))

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Coming up...a stunner in the NHL... the Montreal Canadiens fire their coach...and hire their old coach ...who was just recently fired by their biggest rivals ...

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Nearly 200-thousand people forced from their homes in northern California still don't know when -- or IF -- they'll be able to return. If an emergency spillway at a dam continues to erode, their homes could be wiped out by catastrophic flooding. Chris Martinez reports.

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TRT=1:17 SUPERS: :00 Oroville, CA :21-27 Eric See, California Department of Water Resources : 28-38 Chris Martinez, CBS News, Oroville ***PKG*** (TRACK 1) FROM THE AIR... AND THE GROUND... CREWS ARE FEVERISHLY WORKING .. USING MASSIVE? BAGS OF ROCKS AND GRAVEL.. TO FILL THE ERODED BASE OF THE OROVILLE DAM'S EMERGENCY SPILLWAY. ON TUESDAY MORNING... STATE OFFICIALS REPORTED SOME GOOD NEWS: THE WATER LEVEL IN LAKE OROVILLE IS CONTINUING TO DROP. ((ERIC SEE, CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF WATER RESOURCES)) "The lake is dropping 3-4 inches per hour... I believe about 8 feet a day." (CHRIS MARTINEZ) THE HOPE IS TO HAVE THE LAKE LEVEL FALL A TOTAL OF 50-FEET BEFORE THE HEAVY RAIN STARTS THIS WEEK. NEARLY 200-THOUSAND RESIDENTS WHO WERE FORCED TO EVACUATE.. AND ARE ANXIOUSLY WAITING FOR THE ALL-CLEAR. (Cody Spoonmore/ Evacuee) "Honestly i feel like we are close to the clear zone...but I wouldnt want to be here. I'm taking every precaution that I can." (TRACK 2) THE MAIN SPILLWAY DIVERTS EXCESS FLOW FROM OROVILLE LAKE . LAST WEEK IT STARTED SHOWING SIGNS OF STRESS . CONCRETE GAVE WAY.. OPENING A MASSIVE HOLE THE SIZE OF A FOOTBALL FIELD. OFFICIALS USED THE EMERGENCY BACKUP.. RELEASING A MASSIVE SURGE OF WATER.. BUT THE SPILLWAY IS ALSO BADLY ERODED. SCHOOLS AND BUSINESSES REMAIN CLOSED IN THREE COUNTIES AS WORKERS RUSH TO GET THE PROBLEM FIXED. CHRIS MARTINEZ, CBS NEWS, OROVILLE, CALIFORNIA.

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It's currently the most popular sitcoms on TV -- the Big Bang Theory. and a few fans from Vermont got to to visit the studio and catch a taping -- picking up some career advice in the process. Taylor Young reports.

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Middlebury College is far from the center of the world's entertainment universe... Los Angeles. ((Coumba Winfield/Student: "There isn't that much of a connection because we are on opposite sides of the country.")) But the college put up the funds to give a group of film students the opportunity to study their medium up-close, and under the bright lights. Out in the country's second-biggest city, they caughta pre-taping of the most popular TV show in the country -- the Big Bang Theory. ((Pedro Bitar/Student: "it was incredible!")) Pedro Bitar says he's passionate about creative writing and solid film making. ((Pedro Bitar/Student: "it was incredibly smooth - it was like 'alright this scene, let's go!' They shot it and everyone knew their lines perfectly.")) ((Nats from show)) The setting, lines meant for the ears of millions, and industry superstars dazzled the students. ((Coumba Winfield/Student: "They just sort of walked by and we were all just staring in Awe)) Unlike Bitar and the eight other students on the trip - Coumba Winfield doesn't study film. ((Coumba Winfield/Student: "I felt like I was going to be the odd ball out.")) Only three months from graduation, the Econ major admits says she didn't know where her major would lead her after college. Five days in L-A -- has her absorbed in the minute details not of the TV universe, but of commercial breaks ((Coumba Winfield/Student: "They're such small inconsequential things but there are so much that goes behind it and the things that go behind it are the things I'm very interested in.")) ((Pedro Bitar/Student: "it's not only a peek into the industry in LA but it was also a way to form connections with people who are in the industry throughout the country.")) The trip lasted just days -- but well into their college careers -- both Winfield and Bitar say they returned to campus with a clearer vision of their goals and a better understanding of how to reach them. Taylor Young Channel 3 News Middlebury

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Kids in Williston celebrated Valentine's day by promoting a positive messages. It's called 100 days of school... with 100 Valentines! The kindergarteners and first graders at Bellwether School worked on those cards -- all with positive sayings -- to spread the love! They delivered them to Natural Provisions this morning... in hopes that whoever picks up one of their cards -- will find some love and encouragement.

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(("Reporter: So why do you like Valentine's day? Henry: because people are loved and everybody likes to be loved so I just think to spread the love" :15)) The cards included phrases like "You are special" and "You are loved". So sweet!

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In a move that will only add more fuel to the fire of one of the most intense rivalries in North American sports, the Montreal Canadiens today fired head coach Michel Therrien and hired Claude Julien, who was fired as head coach of the Boston Bruins just one week ago. This will be Julien's second stint as head coach of the Habs, where he coached from 2003 to 2006, ironically, replacing Therrien at that time as well. After that first Montreal run, Julien became head coach of the Bruins in 2007...won a Stanley Cup in Boston in 2011 ...reached another final two years later and had the most wins in franchise history. But he was fired last week as the team struggled to stay in the playoff race after failing to make the postseason each of the past two years. ---------- The B's have actually won three straight under interim head coach Bruce Cassidy, capped by a 4-0 shutout of Montreal Sunday at TD Garden, which has move Boston into a tie with Ottawa for second in the Atlantic Division. The Canadiens lead the Atlantic by six points over the B's and Senators, but Montreal has lost six of their last seven. ----------- Therrien is let go in the middle of his fifth season as the Habs coach. He led Montreal to the Eastern Conference finals in 2014. The sad thing for fans of both the Bruins and Canadiens is that Sunday's matchup was the last one during the regular season between the rivals.

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The Middlebury and Plattsburgh men's and women's basketball teams are in action tonight in a doubleheader at Plattsburgh's Memorial Hall. It's the final regular season game for both sets of Panthers, a last tune up before the NESCAC playoffs open this weekend. The Cards each have one more weekend of regular season games before opening the SUNYAC playoffs. We'll have highlights from both games at 11pm.

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High school hoops last night...Senior Night at CVU...the Redhawks boys hosting St. Johnsbury --- opening seconds of the game, George Davis gets free on the break and lays it in to open the scoring --- then just seconds later it's davis again, this time he gets the bucket and the foul to double the Redhawk lead --- but the Toppers weren't going away. Jacob Cady knocking down the corner triple. That briefly puts St J in front --- but CVU wasn't going to drop this one on their senior night. Colin Monsey with the circus shot getting the roll --- before Matt Spear hits the three as the Redhawks edge the Toppers 57-52

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As the Yankees open spring training in Tampa, manager Joe Girardi is starting what could be his final season in the New York dugout. Girardi, who is starting his tenth seasons as the Yanks skipper, is entering the final year of a four-year contract. When asked today if he wants to continue beyond this season, he said he does, adding that he can't envision himself doing anything else. Girardi led New York to a World Series title in 2009, but the team has played in just one playoff game since 2012, a wild card loss in 2015.

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((TRT: 32 ... OC: PUT THE WORK IN)) ((Price/ He's definitely going to be missed on that field and in that batters box, but most of all in the clubhouse. Everybody watching how he went about his business. He's definitely going to be missed in this clubhouse, but we're sure that he'll still be around at some point. )) ((Pedroia/ Yeah, it's going to be different. He's been here every year I've been here, so we just have to do things to find a way to overcome his absence. It's going to be a team effort to do that, but we'll do it. We'll put the work in. ))

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Burlington's big redevelopment project. The latest plans for the city's downtown mall. That's tonight on the Channel 3 News at 11. And new technology -- tracking killer whales -- and what scientists are learning about the ecosystem -- next on the CBS Evening News. Good night. Good night.


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