Wed 03-FEB-2016 Early A.M. News Script

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1} SWEAT3_TECH__VO


David Sweat will be sentenced today in court .. For his part in last year's prison break. While he's already serving a life sentence ... Sweat will likely see more jail time. He plead guilty to the two counts against him. Last June .. Sweat and Richard Matt cut their way out of Clinton Correctional Facility in New York with help from a prison employee.

2} CAT3_WVO


Police arrest an alleged cat naper in the Northeast Kingdom. 54 year old Mark Frady of Troy was taken into custody at his home -- where they also found Boots the cat who was stolen this weekend. The family says Frady also broke into the home a second time -- and was found in the basement drinking coffee and smoking a cigarette. He's now expected to face charges of burglary and unlawful entry.

3} SICKLEAVE3_OC__VO


Another step forward -- for mandatory paid sick leave in Vermont. The measure won preliminary approval in the Senate but some changes are expected before a final vote -- that could happen today. It calls for full-time workers to get at least three paid sick days in the first two years -- rising to a minimum of five thereafter. Workers would also be able to accrue paid time off. A key hurdle for some opponents remains the question of an exemption for small businesses.

4} FEEBILL3_WVO


Vermont's lawmakers begin to dig through the biggest proposed fee increase in recent memory. The Green Mountain State collected 460 million dollars in fees, licenses, and assesments in 2015. Governor Peter Shumlin's proposed budget THIS year calls for nearly 28 million dollars-worth of new charges. The largest chunk -- about 13 million -- would come from doubling fees for mutual fund providers -- and has a fair share of skeptics.

5} SANDERS3_OC__VO


Bernie Sanders isn't taking his razor-thin loss in Iowa lightly.. Now -- the Vermont Senator is back in the Granite State -- where he leads largely in most polls ahead of the First In The Nation Primary. Sanders and Hillary Clinton were invited to participate in a debate tomorrow night hosted by MSNBC. And as he moves forward -- some political experts see big challenges ahead.

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((Linda Fowler/Dartmouth College: "The ad that would be run against him in the general election, 'Bernie Sanders: Socialist' is a loser for the Democratic Party. He always qualifies it as, 'I'm a Democratic socialist.' I think that's a distinction many Americans would have difficulty grasping.")) Sanders leads Clinton in most New Hampshire polls by an average of 18 points.

7} TRUMPENDORSE3_WVO


Donald Trump moves forward to New Hampshire as well -- where he continues to hold a commanding lead. Yesterday, he received the endorsement of former Republican Massachusetts senator Scott Brown, who is also a resident and failed U.S. Senate candidate in New Hampshire.

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Some snow & sleet in the AM, mainly east of Green Mountains & Adirondacks. Then rain & wind in afternoon. Quieter days Thu. & Fri. Clipper with a few snow showers late Saturday into early Sunday. Watching possible coastal storm next Tuesday into Wed.

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1} HELLO_SOFTVO


((THANK GARY)) ((Hillary Clinton barely edged Bernie Sanders in the Iowa Caucus -- Tyler-- now they are both really digging in for the fight...TYLER TALKS)) But first let's get to ... Eva .. Who's live in Burlington .. With the mayor.

2} EVAMAYORAM1_LIVE


Good morning everyone! Today, we are at Feldman's Bagels on Pine Street with Burlington mayor Miro Weinberger. There are a lot of pressing issues facing the Queen City ...and we are going to get to all of them this morning! Murrow, it's good to see you ...this is a great space isn't it... I'm going to ask you about diversity and we must talk about the mall but I wanted to start off by asking YOU what you are tackling and what's the biggest issue facing Burlington ... At Burlington's Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration last month, you mentioned there were efforts underway to not only increase diversity in Burlington but to get people of color to stay here...how? What specific efforts are underway to promote and retain?

3} MAYORPOLICE_VO


Speaking of public safety... You were an advocate for bringing in new chief Brandon del Pozo from the NYPD...he's been on the job now about half a year...how do you think he's doing? But police/community relations, still of real concern...still hear from residents... like at the MLK day speak out about concerns with police contact, police stops, racial profiling... what is the city doing to address those concerns? I guess I'm wondering... SPECIFICALLY...what does community policing really look like?

4} SWEATSENTENCEAM_OC__VO


Convicted killer David Sweat will be in court today for his latest sentencing. Sweat will likely see more jail time -- after pleading guilty to two counts of prison escape and promoting prison contraband. In addition to the life sentence he is already serving .. Sweat faces up to 14 years for the prison break charges. Sweat and Richard Matt cut their way out of maximum-security Clinton Correctional Facility in New York with help from a prison employee.

5} STOLENCAT12_OC__VO


Police arrested an alleged cat caper in the Northeast Kingdom. 54 year old Mark Frady of Troy was taken into custody at his home -- where they also found Boots the cat who was stolen this weekend. Police say Frady is the man in a surveillance photo walking away with Boots. The family says Frady also broke into the home a second time -- and was found in the basement drinking coffee and smoking a cigarette. He's now expected to face charges of burglary and unlawful entry.

6} TICRASHAM_OC__MAP


A tractor trailer crash sends one man to the hospital .. In critical condition. Ticonderoga New York Police say just after 10 a-m yesterday .. Officers responded to a crash on Route 74 .. 53 year old Frank Pasqua of Pennsylvania was heading west ... When he crossed the center line and crashed his tractor trailer into an embankment. Police say Pasqua was airlifted to the U-V-M Medical Center in Burlington.

7} SICK5_VO


Another step forward -- for mandatory paid sick leave in Vermont. The measure won preliminary approval in the Senate but some changes are expected before a final vote -- that could happen today. It calls for full-time workers to get at least three paid sick days in the first two years -- rising to a minimum of five thereafter. Workers would also be able to accrue paid time off. A key hurdle for some opponents remains the question of an exemption for small businesses.

8} RESULTSAM_DESK


Nearly a day after results in Iowa are in -- and despite a victory claimed by Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders isn't accepting a second-place finish just yet. And now, the competition moves forward in New Hampshire. Both Sanders and Clinton know they have a lot of work to do with not a lot of time ...

9} RESULTSAM_CLIPFONT


Things continue to heat up in the Pursuit of the Presidency -- as many new questions emerge following the Iowa Caucuses on Monday. First-- let's take a look at the Republican side where things were pretty clear. Texas Senator Ted Cruz came out on top -- scoring big against Donald Trump -- 28-percent to 24-percent. Marco Rubio was close behind with 23-percent. But now -- take a look at how things shaped up for the Democrats. Hillary Clinton was declared the official winner -- with 49-point-nine percent -- to Bernie Sanders' 49-point-six percent. It was a razor-thin victory -- and it's one that Bernie Sanders isn't taking lightly.

10} SANDERSAM_WVO


He is not yet conceding to Hillary Clinton. He's asking his campaign to take a look at some Iowa precincts -- where in some instances, delegate allocation was decided with the flip of a coin. Now -- the Vermont Senator is back in the Granite State -- where he leads largely in most polls ahead of the First In The Nation Primary. Sanders and Clinton were invited to participate in a debate tomorrow night hosted by MSNBC.. And as he moves forward -- some political experts see big challenges ahead -- including a title he's boasted much of his political career.

11} SANDERSAM_SOT


((Linda Fowler/Dartmouth College: "The ad that would be run against him in the general election, 'Bernie Sanders: Socialist' is a loser for the Democratic Party. He always qualifies it as, 'I'm a Democratic socialist.' I think that's a distinction many Americans would have difficulty grasping."))

12} HILLARYAM_WVO__2SH


Meanwhile -- Hillary Clinton also moves forward... She declared a victory in Iowa before the Associated Press officially called the race Tuesday afternoon. She's also now back to race to the finish line in New Hampshire -- as she continues to draw contrasts between her push to expand the affordable care act - and Sanders' health plan. Sanders is leading Clinton in most New Hampshire polls by an average of 18 points. Both candidates have a lot of cash on hand -- Clinton recently reported 38 million to Sanders 28 million -- with even more donations coming in after Iowa. And coming up .. Youll have more on the GOP side ..

13} WEATHER2_DESK__GREEN


((2SHOT)) ((GREEN WALL)) Some snow & sleet in the AM, mainly east of Green Mountains & Adirondacks. Then rain & wind in afternoon. Quieter days Thu. & Fri. Clipper with a few snow showers late Saturday into early Sunday. Watching possible coastal storm next Tuesday into Wed.

14} FORECAST


Today: AM wintry mix changing to rain Turning windy Highs: 40 to 50 Wind: S 15 to 25 mph Tonight: Mostly cloudy A few showers Lows: 33 to 40 Wind: SW 10 to 20 mph Thursday: Mostly cloudy Highs: 38 to 45 Wind: W 10 to 15 mph Extended: Friday: Partly sunny Lows: 18 to 25 Highs: 25 to 35 Saturday: Increasing clouds Chance for snow showers late Lows: 15 to 25 Highs: 30s Sunday: Snow showers, mainly early Then gradual clearing Lows: 20s Highs: 22 to 32 Hyper-Extended: Monday: Partly cloudy Lows: 5 to 15 Highs: 25 to 35 Tuesday: Mostly cloudy Chance for snow Lows: 12 to 22 Highs: 22 to 32

15} SKI5_VO


Vermont's ski season is lackluster to say the least. For the past few months temperatures have averaged well above normal-- with little natural snowfall. Record warm temperatures earlier this week melted a lot of what we had -- causing trail counts to decrease -- especially at smaller ski areas like the Middlebury College Snow Bowl. The lack of winter weather means skier visits are down quite a bit versus last year. With more rain in the forecast, some resorts like Bromley are planning to suspend operations today and Thursday, in order to preserve snow.

16} NUCLEAR11_HOME__VO


The Republican-led congress is going after the White House's landmark nuclear deal with Iran. For the second time ... The House approved bill targeting the agreement. The bill would change the way people and institutions are removed from restricted lists. President Obama says he will veto the bill if it reaches his desk.

17} OBAMACAREAM_WVO


House lawmakers failed to get the votes necessary to override President Obama's veto of a bill that would have repealed key portions of the Affordable Care Act. The vote means the affordable care act will stay in place at least through the President's final term.

18} OBAMAVISITSMOSQUEAM_WVO


President Obama will make his first visit of his presidency to a US mosque today. His trip to the Islamic Society of Baltimore is part of his push to promote religious tolerance at a time when rhetoric linking Islam with terrorism is growing. Obama has visited mosques overseas but never during his time as president.

19} ZIKA11_JUMBO__VO


The Zika virus has been transmitted in the United states. That's according to health officials in Dallas who say someone who recently traveled to Venezuela transmitted the virus to someone else through sexual contact. The disease which has been called a global health emergency has been linked to a rise in the number of babies born with abnormally small heads.

20} FLUAM_OC_VO


The flu season is off to a slow start in Vermont. Last year at this time, the University of Vermont Medical Center had 40 confirmed cases of the flu ... with many seriously ill and hospitalized in the intensive care unit. This year, no one has been admitted ... and just four positive tests. Vermont health officials say it's the same story at hospitals across the state.

21} EAGLEDRONESAM_2SH__VO


Eagles hunt down their prey with deadly results. Now the birds are taking their powerful talons and lethal hunting instincts to take out vermin of the 21-st century -- drones! Police in the Netherlands are testing out eagles to target the unmanned devices that some people consider a nuisance. The Bald Eagles just swoop in and neatly dispose of the drones. The Dutch company that came up with the idea says it's a low tech solution for high tech problem.

22} NEWSPIDERAM_WVO


If you're afraid of spiders you're not going to like this next story. Scientists have discovered a new monster species of daddy longlegs. It's proper name is Cryptomaster behemoth. It was discovered in Oregon. Don't worry -- even though they look scary -- scientists say the species is harmless to people.

23} GOATBRONCOSAM_2SH__VO


While many in Colorado will be cheering on the Broncos ... One woman is especially excited.. Rebecca Herberg can't wait for the big game between her Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers. She's so pumped that's she's making all of her 150 kids sweaters. Herberg is a goat farmer and she's decided to show her love for her team by making little orange and blue goat coats. The entire family will be cheering on the Broncos ... Including the goats ... on Sunday right here on CBS.

24} WEATHER3_3SH_SOFT


Some snow & sleet in the AM, mainly east of Green Mountains & Adirondacks. Then rain & wind in afternoon. Quieter days Thu. & Fri. Clipper with a few snow showers late Saturday into early Sunday. Watching possible coastal storm next Tuesday into Wed.

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((OUTCUE: Hi Kahn...hi how you?))

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((Gina talks about eating contest))

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New York prison escapee and convicted killer David Sweat will be sentenced today. Senator Sanders hits the ground in New Hampshire in his pursuit of the presidency. Vermont lawmakers dig into massive proposed fee hike.

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David Sweat will be sentenced today in court .. For his part in last year's prison break. While he's already serving a life sentence for previous convictions ... Sweat will likely see more jail time. He plead guilty to two counts of prison escape and promoting prison contraband. Sweat and Richard Matt cut their way out of maximum-security Clinton Correctional Facility in New York with help from a prison employee.

29} TYLERRESULTSAM_DESK


The Pursuit of the Presidency continues -- and the countdown is on to the First in the Nation primaries in New Hampshire. It was a very close call for Vermont's senator in Iowa. Too close to call, in fact, for hours after caucus results came in. But first -- a look at things on the Republican side -- which had a much clearer picture.

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Texas Senator Ted Cruz came out on top -- scoring big against Donald Trump -- 28-percent to 24-percent. Marco Rubio was close behind with 23-percent. A much, much closer race for Democrats -- with Hillary Clinton declared the official winner at 49-point-nine percent -- to Bernie Sanders' 49-point-six percent.

31} TYLERRESULTSAM_WVO


While Sanders asks for a further look -- he's not the only loser with his head held high this morning. Donald Trump moves forward to New Hampshire as well -- where he continues to hold a commanding lead. Yesterday, he received the endorsement of former Republican Massachusetts senator Scott Brown.

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((SCOTT BROWN: I take it very, very seriously, and do not take my endorsements lightly. And I'm honored to give it to Mr. Trump. So congratulations and good luck for the rest of the ride.)) ((DONALD TRUMP: "I came in a strong second. Third was quite a bit away. I think 2,500 or something, close to 3,000 votes away. That was a big difference between second and third. I think that we did really well, as far as that's concerned.")) Meanwhile -- Marco Rubio is greeting voters after finishing just one point behind second-place finisher Trump. Donald Trump, by the way, did speak on his second-place finish in Iowa -- he said he thinks they still did well.

33} DARTMOUTH11_VO


And Jeb Bush is still in the game -- he was in Hanover last night. He told attendees he may be down -- but he's not out. Bush came in 6th in the Iowa Caucuses -- winning only 1 delegate. Bush gave his speech at the Hanover Inn. All the GOP candidates are continuing to push their momentum ahead of the primaries next week.

34} FEE5_OC__VO


Vermont's lawmakers begin to dig through the biggest proposed fee increase in recent memory. The Green Mountain State collected 460 million dollars in fees, licenses, and assesments in 2015. Governor Peter Shumlin's proposed budget THIS year calls for nearly 28 million dollars-worth of new charges. The largest chunk -would come from doubling fees for mutual fund providers -- and has a fair share of skeptics.

35} EVALIVE2_LIVE


From community policing ... To the redevelopment of the Burlington Town Center Mall .. A lot is going on in the Queen City .. Eva McKend joins us live from Burlington .. With the Mayor.. Good morning .. Good morning everyone! Today, we are at Feldman's Bagels on Pine Street with Burlington mayor Miro Weinberger. There are a lot of pressing issues facing the Queen City ...and we are going to get to all of them this morning! Murrow, it's good to see you ...this is a great space isn't it...

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So mayor, let's move to a project that really could change Burlington forever! There was standing room only at a recent meeting on proposed changes at the mall... where does the project now stand? a $250 million development project current downtown mall will be torn down, in its place about 1.4-million-square feet of mixed-use buildings, roads and walkways. open St. Paul Street back up to traffic. build two walkways to get foot traffic flowing throughout the city office housing an observation deck that will be free and open to the public proposed 274 units, 20 percent will be for lower-income families mayor says property taxes won't go up You know the concerns...people like Burlington because it's quaint...some think this large structure would be out of character for a city this size How committed is developer Don Sinex? How long is going to wait? Will he step away if the city is still in the permitting process by next year?

37} MAYORPINESTREET_VO


There's also been some construction on Pine Street...this street grew very quickly...there were issues getting actually into this very space but I understand now those have been resolved.

38} WEATHER5_DESK__GREEN


((2SHOT)) ((GREEN WALL)) Some snow & sleet in the AM, mainly east of Green Mountains & Adirondacks. Then rain & wind in afternoon. Quieter days Thu. & Fri. Clipper with a few snow showers late Saturday into early Sunday. Watching possible coastal storm next Tuesday into Wed.

39} FORECAST2


Today: AM wintry mix changing to rain Turning windy Highs: 40 to 50 Wind: S 15 to 25 mph Tonight: Mostly cloudy A few showers Lows: 33 to 40 Wind: SW 10 to 20 mph Thursday: Mostly cloudy Highs: 38 to 45 Wind: W 10 to 15 mph Extended: Friday: Partly sunny Lows: 18 to 25 Highs: 25 to 35 Saturday: Increasing clouds Chance for snow showers late Lows: 15 to 25 Highs: 30s Sunday: Snow showers, mainly early Then gradual clearing Lows: 20s Highs: 22 to 32 Hyper-Extended: Monday: Partly cloudy Lows: 5 to 15 Highs: 25 to 35 Tuesday: Mostly cloudy Chance for snow Lows: 12 to 22 Highs: 22 to 32

40} SUNY5_WVO


SUNY Plattsburgh is named a Storm Ready University by the National Weather Service in Burlington. In order to earn the title, the schools have to meet specific criteria, including having an Emergency Operations Center.

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He has been separated from his family in Sudan for over two decades. Coming to Vermont in 2001 -- he decided to write a book about his refugee experience. We're happy to welcome the author of My Journey to Safety -- Peter Abui -- thanks for being here. Peter, lets start from the beginning. What was life like in Sudan -- and what made you want to escape? Talk about your time in the refugee camp. You were separated from your family for 21 years -- you finally got to go back in 2009. How did you feel? Are you one of the "Lost Boys of Sudan"? Talk about the war in Sudan -- and how it changed the country. You say part of your motivation to write the book was to thank the United States. Why? ((TYLER TOSSES TO BREAK ... GARY WILL HAVE A LOOK AT THE WEEK AHEAD .. NEXT))

42} SWEAT3_TECH__VO


David Sweat will be sentenced today in court .. For his part in last year's prison break. While he's already serving a life sentence ... Sweat will likely see more jail time. He plead guilty to the two counts against him. Last June .. Sweat and Richard Matt escaped Clinton Correctional Facility in New York with help from a prison employee.

43} CAT3_WVO


Police arrest an alleged cat naper in the Northeast Kingdom. 54 year old Mark Frady of Troy was taken into custody at his home -- where they also found Boots the cat who was stolen this weekend. The family says Frady also broke into the home a second time. He's now expected to face charges of burglary and unlawful entry.

44} SICKLEAVE3_OC__VO


Another step forward -- for mandatory paid sick leave in Vermont. The measure won preliminary approval in the Senate but some changes are expected before a final vote -- that could happen today. It calls for full-time workers to get at least three paid sick days in the first two years... A key hurdle for some opponents is the question of an exemption for small businesses.

45} SANDERS3_OC__VO


Bernie Sanders isn't taking his razor-thin loss in Iowa lightly.. Now -- the Vermont Senator is back in the Granite State -- where he leads largely in most polls ahead of the First In The Nation Primary. Sanders and Hillary Clinton were invited to participate in a debate tomorrow night hosted by MSNBC ... Sanders leads Clinton in most New Hampshire polls by an average of 18 points.

46} TRUMPENDORSE3_WVO


Donald Trump moves forward to New Hampshire as well -- where he continues to hold a commanding lead. Yesterday, he received the endorsement of former Republican Massachusetts senator Scott Brown.

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

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Some snow & sleet in the AM, mainly east of Green Mountains & Adirondacks. Then rain & wind in afternoon. Quieter days Thu. & Fri. Clipper with a few snow showers late Saturday into early Sunday. Watching possible coastal storm next Tuesday into Wed.

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1} HELLO_SOFTVO


((THANK GARY)) ((Hillary Clinton barely edged Bernie Sanders in the Iowa Caucus -- Tyler-- now they are both really digging in for the fight...TYLER TALKS)) But first let's get to ... Eva .. Who's live in Burlington .. With the mayor.

2} EVAMAYORAM1_LIVE


Good morning everyone! Today, we are at Feldman's Bagels on Pine Street with Burlington mayor Miro Weinberger. There are a lot of pressing issues facing the Queen City ...and we are going to get to all of them this morning! Murrow, it's good to see you ...this is a great space isn't it... I'm going to ask you about diversity and we must talk about the mall but I wanted to start off by asking YOU what you are tackling and what's the biggest issue facing Burlington ... At Burlington's Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration last month, you mentioned there were efforts underway to not only increase diversity in Burlington but to get people of color to stay here...how? What specific efforts are underway to promote and retain?

3} SWEATSENTENCEAM_OC__VO


Convicted killer David Sweat will be in court today for his latest sentencing. Sweat will likely see more jail time -- after pleading guilty to two counts of prison escape and promoting prison contraband. In addition to the life sentence he is already serving .. Sweat faces up to 14 years for the prison break charges. Sweat and Richard Matt cut their way out of maximum-security Clinton Correctional Facility in New York with help from a prison employee.

4} EMBEZZLE6_WHITE


A New Hampshire woman is accused of embezzling 42-thousand dollars from a non-profit.. Police say 63 year-old Patricia Field ran Putney Family Services ... An organization that helps people in need. She'll be in court next month.

5} STOLENCAT12_OC__VO


Police arrested an alleged cat caper in the Northeast Kingdom. 54 year old Mark Frady of Troy was taken into custody at his home -- where they also found Boots the cat who was stolen this weekend. Police say Frady is the man in a surveillance photo walking away with Boots. The family says Frady also broke into the home a second time -- and was found in the basement drinking coffee and smoking a cigarette. He's now expected to face charges of burglary and unlawful entry.

6} TICRASHAM_OC__MAP


A tractor trailer crash sends one man to the hospital .. In critical condition. Ticonderoga New York Police say just after 10 a-m yesterday .. Officers responded to a crash on Route 74 .. 53 year old Frank Pasqua of Pennsylvania was heading west ... When he crossed the center line and crashed his tractor trailer into an embankment. Police say Pasqua was airlifted to the U-V-M Medical Center in Burlington.

7} SICK5_VO


Another step forward -- for mandatory paid sick leave in Vermont. The measure won preliminary approval in the Senate but some changes are expected before a final vote -- that could happen today. It calls for full-time workers to get at least three paid sick days in the first two years -- rising to a minimum of five thereafter. Workers would also be able to accrue paid time off. A key hurdle for some opponents remains the question of an exemption for small businesses.

8} GRAFF5_WVO


He planned to run for statewide office -- but Garrett Graff -- says he's out -- for now. Graff left his job at Politico magazine in DC in the fall -- and said he wanted to run for Lieutenant Governor. But after living out of state for a decade -- Vermont officials say Graff didn't meet the constitutional requirement that he live in Vermont for the four years immediately preceding an election. Graff announced on Facebook that he does not want questions about residency to color the campaign, so he will not run for office this year.

9} RESULTSAM_DESK


Nearly a day after results in Iowa are in -- and despite a victory claimed by Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders isn't accepting a second-place finish just yet. And now, the competition moves forward in New Hampshire. Both Sanders and Clinton know they have a lot of work to do with not a lot of time ...

10} RESULTSAM_CLIPFONT


Things continue to heat up in the Pursuit of the Presidency -- as many new questions emerge following the Iowa Caucuses on Monday. First-- let's take a look at the Republican side where things were pretty clear. Texas Senator Ted Cruz came out on top -- scoring big against Donald Trump -- 28-percent to 24-percent. Marco Rubio was close behind with 23-percent. But now -- take a look at how things shaped up for the Democrats. Hillary Clinton was declared the official winner -- with 49-point-nine percent -- to Bernie Sanders' 49-point-six percent. It was a razor-thin victory -- and it's one that Bernie Sanders isn't taking lightly.

11} SANDERSAM_WVO


He is not yet conceding to Hillary Clinton. He's asking his campaign to take a look at some Iowa precincts -- where in some instances, delegate allocation was decided with the flip of a coin. Amazing to think that just months ago -- Sanders was in the single digits in the polls there. Now -- the Vermont Senator is back in the Granite State -- where he leads largely in most polls ahead of the First In The Nation Primary. Sanders and Clinton have been invited to participate in a debate tomorrow night hosted by MSNBC -- although some political blogs have said Sanders won't show unless Clinton agrees to terms on future debates. And as he moves forward -- some political experts see big challenges ahead -- including a title he's boasted much of his political career.

12} SANDERSAM_SOT


((Linda Fowler/Dartmouth College: "The ad that would be run against him in the general election, 'Bernie Sanders: Socialist' is a loser for the Democratic Party. He always qualifies it as, 'I'm a Democratic socialist.' I think that's a distinction many Americans would have difficulty grasping."))

13} HILLARYAM_WVO


Meanwhile -- Hillary Clinton also moves forward... She declared a victory in Iowa before the Associated Press officially called the race Tuesday afternoon. She's also now back to race to the finish line in New Hampshire -- as she continues to draw contrasts between her push to expand the affordable care act -- and Sanders' health plan. Sanders is leading Clinton in most New Hampshire polls by an average of 18 points. Both candidates have a lot of cash on hand -- Clinton recently reported 38 million to Sanders 28 million -- with even more donations coming in after Iowa. Ahead later in our broadcast -- a look at the race on the other side of the fence, including a notable endorsement for Donald Trump.

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((2SHOT)) ((GREEN WALL)) Some snow & sleet in the AM, mainly east of Green Mountains & Adirondacks. Then rain & wind in afternoon. Quieter days Thu. & Fri. Clipper with a few snow showers late Saturday into early Sunday. Watching possible coastal storm next Tuesday into Wed.

15} FORECAST


Today: AM wintry mix changing to rain Turning windy Highs: 40 to 50 Wind: S 15 to 25 mph Tonight: Mostly cloudy A few showers Lows: 33 to 40 Wind: SW 10 to 20 mph Thursday: Mostly cloudy Highs: 38 to 45 Wind: W 10 to 15 mph Extended: Friday: Partly sunny Lows: 18 to 25 Highs: 25 to 35 Saturday: Increasing clouds Chance for snow showers late Lows: 15 to 25 Highs: 30s Sunday: Snow showers, mainly early Then gradual clearing Lows: 20s Highs: 22 to 32 Hyper-Extended: Monday: Partly cloudy Lows: 5 to 15 Highs: 25 to 35 Tuesday: Mostly cloudy Chance for snow Lows: 12 to 22 Highs: 22 to 32

16} SKI5_VO


Vermont's ski season is lackluster to say the least. For the past few months temperatures have averaged well above normal-- with little natural snowfall. Record warm temperatures earlier this week melted a lot of what we had -- causing trail counts to decrease -- especially at smaller ski areas like the Middlebury College Snow Bowl. The lack of winter weather means skier visits are down quite a bit versus last year.

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(00:02:17:00-00:02:25: 00) ((John Nucedar/Middlebury College Snow Bowl: It's definitely a quarter to a half probably, as far as skier visits. We're very fortunate being a small ski area we sell lots of seasons passes.)) With more rain in the forecast, some resorts like Bromley are planning to suspend operations tomorrow and Thursday, in order to preserve snow.

18} NUCLEAR11_HOME__VO


The Republican-led congress is going after the White House's landmark nuclear deal with Iran. For the second time ... The House approved bill targeting the agreement. The bill would change the way people and institutions are removed from restricted lists. It would require the President to sign off that they were not involved in Iran's missiles program or involved in terrorist activities. President Obama says he will veto the bill if it reaches his desk.

19} OBAMACAREAM_WVO


House lawmakers failed to get the votes necessary to override President Obama's veto of a bill that would have repealed key portions of the Affordable Care Act. The vote means the affordable care act will stay in place at least through the President's final term. GOP leaders say they hope the outcome convinces voters to elect a Republican president.

20} OBAMAVISITSMOSQUEAM_WVO


President Obama will make his first visit of his presidency to a US mosque today. His trip to the Islamic Society of Baltimore is part of his push to promote religious tolerance at a time when rhetoric linking Islam with terrorism is growing. Obama has visited mosques overseas but never during his time as president.

21} COSBY5_OC_VO


Bill Cosby is in court for the first time since his December arrest for sexual assault. Yesterday .. Cosby and his attorneys want the Pennsylvania judge to throw out the charge. The criminal complaint accuses the comedian of drugging and sexually assaulting a former Temple University employee at his home in 2004. She settled a civil case against Cosby 2 years later.. If convicted, he faces up to 10 years in prison.

22} ZIKA11_JUMBO__VO


The Zika virus has been transmitted in the United states. That's according to health officials in Dallas who say someone who recently traveled to Venezuela transmitted the virus to someone else through sexual contact. The disease which has been called a global health emergency has been linked to a rise in the number of babies born with abnormally small heads.

23} FLUAM_OC_VO


The flu season is off to a slow start in Vermont. Last year at this time, the University of Vermont Medical Center had 40 confirmed cases of the flu ... with many seriously ill and hospitalized in the intensive care unit. This year, no one has been admitted ... and just four positive tests. Vermont health officials say it's the same story at hospitals across the state.

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(2:04) ((Patsy Kelso/Vermont Health Dept.: There are lots of factors. So the weather that we're having and how cold it is and that impacts weather. People are outside or inside more during the winter and that impacts how flu is able to spread because it needs people being close together to spread flu. And whether the vaccine is a good match is a big factor.)) Across the country federal officials say that this isn't the case. Just this week the Centers for Disease Control said flu cases are increasing in other parts of the US -- with H1N1 being the most common strain.

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Eagles hunt down their prey with deadly results. Now the birds are taking their powerful talons and lethal hunting instincts to take out vermin of the 21-st century -- drones! Police in the Netherlands are testing out eagles to target the unmanned devices that some people consider a nuisance. The Bald Eagles just swoop in and neatly dispose of the drones. The Dutch company that came up with the idea says it's a low tech solution for high tech problem.

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If you're afraid of spiders you're not going to like this next story. Scientists have discovered a new monster species of daddy longlegs. It's proper name is Cryptomaster behemoth. It was discovered in Oregon. Don't worry -- even though they look scary -- scientists say the species is harmless to people.

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While many in Colorado will be cheering on the Broncos ... One woman is especially excited.. Rebecca Herberg can't wait for the big game between her Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers. She's so pumped that's she's making all of her 150 kids sweaters. Herberg is a goat farmer and she's decided to show her love for her team by making little orange and blue goat coats. The entire family will be cheering on the Broncos ... Including the goats ... on Sunday right here on CBS.

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Some snow & sleet in the AM, mainly east of Green Mountains & Adirondacks. Then rain & wind in afternoon. Quieter days Thu. & Fri. Clipper with a few snow showers late Saturday into early Sunday. Watching possible coastal storm next Tuesday into Wed.

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New York prison escapee and convicted killer David Sweat will be sentenced today. Senator Sanders hits the ground in New Hampshire in his pursuit of the presidency. Vermont lawmakers dig into massive proposed fee hike.

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David Sweat will be sentenced today in court .. For his part in last year's prison break. While he's already serving a life sentence for previous convictions ... Sweat will likely see more jail time. He plead guilty to two counts of prison escape and promoting prison contraband. Sweat and Richard Matt cut their way out of maximum-security Clinton Correctional Facility in New York with help from a prison employee.

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The Pursuit of the Presidency continues -- and the countdown is on to the First in the Nation primaries in New Hampshire. It was a very close call for Vermont's senator in Iowa. Too close to call, in fact, for hours after caucus results came in. But first -- a look at things on the Republican side -- which had a much clearer picture.

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Texas Senator Ted Cruz came out on top -- scoring big against Donald Trump -- 28-percent to 24-percent. Marco Rubio was close behind with 23-percent. A much, much closer race for Democrats -- with Hillary Clinton declared the official winner at 49-point-nine percent -- to Bernie Sanders' 49-point-six percent.

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While Sanders asks for a further look -- he's not the only loser with his head held high this morning. Donald Trump moves forward to New Hampshire as well -- where he continues to hold a commanding lead. Yesterday, he received the endorsement of former Republican Massachusetts senator Scott Brown, who is also a resident and failed U.S. Senate candidate in New Hampshire.

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((SCOTT BROWN: I take it very, very seriously, and do not take my endorsements lightly. And I'm honored to give it to Mr. Trump. So congratulations and good luck for the rest of the ride.)) ((DONALD TRUMP: "I came in a strong second. Third was quite a bit away. I think 2,500 or something, close to 3,000 votes away. That was a big difference between second and third. I think that we did really well, as far as that's concerned.")) Meanwhile -- Marco Rubio greets voters after finishing just one point behind second-place finisher Trump. Donald Trump also took shots at the Democrats for as he put it, "flipping coins" to determine Delegate choices.

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And Jeb Bush is still in the game -- he was in Hanover last night. He told attendees he may be down -- but he's not out. Bush came in 6th in the Iowa Caucuses -- winning only 1 delegate. Bush gave his speech at the Hanover Inn -- which is close to Dartmouth's campus. Students and residents attended to listen.

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((Corey Schiff/Dartmouth Sophomore: "he's a moderate, you know more so than I think anyone else in the campaign. And I think that's what most of America should be looking for at least, if they are not.")) ((Roberta Hitchcock/Hanover resident: "I'm looking for a candidate who really respects the office of the presidency more than he respects himself. And I'm here to see whether I can determine whether he'd be a good executive.")) All the GOP candidates continue to push their momentum ahead of the primaries next week.

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Vermont's lawmakers begin to dig through the biggest proposed fee increase in recent memory. The Green Mountain State collected 460 million dollars in fees, licenses, and assesments in 2015. Governor Peter Shumlin's proposed budget THIS year calls for nearly 28 million dollars-worth of new charges. The largest chunk -- about 13 million -- would come from doubling fees for mutual fund providers -- and has a fair share of skeptics.

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(00:49:41:00) ((Rep. Carolyn Branagan - R-Georgia it's a tax, not a fee, most of the money that he's requested we increase from securites will go into the General Fund, and that's a big red flag)) Rep. Carolyn Branagan says she'll fight the mutual fund change as testimony continues in committee.

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No jailtime for an Irasburg couple - charged in an extensive poaching operation. Wayne Dion and his wife Jennie were accused of using illegal hunting practices for nearly five years on their property. Court officials say Jennie Dion pleaded no contest to possessing big game. The same for Wayne Dion for baiting deer and taking it out of season, but guilty for failure to tag deer. Both were fined.

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((2SHOT)) ((GREEN WALL)) Some snow & sleet in the AM, mainly east of Green Mountains & Adirondacks. Then rain & wind in afternoon. Quieter days Thu. & Fri. Clipper with a few snow showers late Saturday into early Sunday. Watching possible coastal storm next Tuesday into Wed.

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Today: AM wintry mix changing to rain Turning windy Highs: 40 to 50 Wind: S 15 to 25 mph Tonight: Mostly cloudy A few showers Lows: 33 to 40 Wind: SW 10 to 20 mph Thursday: Mostly cloudy Highs: 38 to 45 Wind: W 10 to 15 mph Extended: Friday: Partly sunny Lows: 18 to 25 Highs: 25 to 35 Saturday: Increasing clouds Chance for snow showers late Lows: 15 to 25 Highs: 30s Sunday: Snow showers, mainly early Then gradual clearing Lows: 20s Highs: 22 to 32 Hyper-Extended: Monday: Partly cloudy Lows: 5 to 15 Highs: 25 to 35 Tuesday: Mostly cloudy Chance for snow Lows: 12 to 22 Highs: 22 to 32

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A new report aims to help vermont communities take on -- and even benefit economically -- from climate change. The 24-member Vermont Climate Change Economy Council says the state -- with its push to renewable energy -- is already at the center of green innovation -- and that the public and private sector can do even more to encourage businesses that focus on energy efficiency, clean transportation and clean tourism and recreation.

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((00:07:07 Paul Costello/Vt. Council on Rural Development "There's a deep movement here of people looking at the future of their communities and taking hard steps place by place by place. From Burlington net zero, top Rutland , the solar city, to the green building cluster down in Windham County -- there's a great story to tell of Vermont innovation in that work.)) ((00:16:24 Joe Fusco/Casella Waste Systems "Regardless of what you think about climate change (BUTTED), the problems that Vermont is facing around limited resources of which climate is one, simply calls out for and presents itself with an immense amount of opportunity.)) We have a link to the recommendations and the full report on our website - WCAX-dot-com

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From community policing ... To the redevelopment of the Burlington Town Center Mall .. A lot is going on in the Queen City .. Eva McKend joins us live from Burlington .. With the Mayor.. Good morning .. Good morning everyone! Today, we are at Feldman's Bagels on Pine Street with Burlington mayor Miro Weinberger. There are a lot of pressing issues facing the Queen City ...and we are going to get to all of them this morning! Murrow, it's good to see you ...this is a great space isn't it... I'm going to ask you about diversity and we must talk about the mall but I wanted to start off by asking YOU what you are tackling and what's the biggest issue facing Burlington ... At Burlington's Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration last month, you mentioned there were efforts underway to not only increase diversity in Burlington but to get people of color to stay here...how? What specific efforts are underway to promote and retain?

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Another big concern is safety and security...there was a police involved shooting last year that killed a man, during the drug raid stray bullets entered another home...a lot of residents frustrated...feeling like no one is really being held accountable for what occurred...I know you've called for a federal investigation...what is the status of that ...

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Speaking of policing...a lot of man power spent on the Donald came to town... how much did that police presence cost and where are you in trying to get the campaign to pay up...

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There was an emergency landing at the Burlington International Airport tonight. The airport's director says one of the engines on a military cargo plane went out and that the pilot contacted the tower to make the unexpected landing. The C-130 with 6 people on board made it to the ground safely. No flights were delayed.

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SUNY Plattsburgh is being recognized for its emergency management efforts. The National Weather Service in Burlington has designated the school as a Storm Ready University. It joins the ranks of more than 100 other universities in the United States designated as Storm Ready, including the University of Vermont. In order to earn the title, the Plattsburgh school had to meet specific criteria, including having an Emergency Operations Center and effective tools to communicate weather emergencies with the public.

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(((Right now, every division 3 women's hockey team in the country is looking up at Plattsburgh. The Cardinals have been dominant this season and well on their way to a third straight national title. However, two local teams that could get to the frozen four with Plattsburgh faced off tonight in Northfield. ninth ranked Norwich hosting number 6 Middlebury. Just 56 seconds into the game, The Cadets, Sarah Schwenzfeier (shh-whenz-fire) drops it to Erin Joyce for the one-timer. 1-0 Norwich after 1. The Cadets take a 2-0 lead in the second before the Panthers Julia Wardwell has her shot re-directed in by Janka Hlinka. It's 2-1 Norwich after 2. Same score midway through the third, Middlebury's Katherine Jackson behind the net, throws the puck off a Cadet and in. We are tied at 2. But Norwich doesn't let this one go on their its ice, Bryn Labbe fires this one far post and in with 3 minutes on the clock. Norwich with a big win, 3-2 the final. ---- Both Vermont hoop teams are back in action tomorrow night against Maine. The Women travel to Orno while the men host the Blackbears. That's it for now, scott fleishman, channel 3 sports, have a great day.)))

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Some snow & sleet in the AM, mainly east of Green Mountains & Adirondacks. Then rain & wind in afternoon. Quieter days Thu. & Fri. Clipper with a few snow showers late Saturday into early Sunday. Watching possible coastal storm next Tuesday into Wed.

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((OUTCUE: Hi Kahn...hi how you?))

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((Gina talks about eating contest))

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

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David Sweat will be sentenced today in court .. For his part in last year's prison break. While he's already serving a life sentence ... Sweat will likely see more jail time. He plead guilty to the two counts against him. Last June .. Sweat and Richard Matt cut their way out of Clinton Correctional Facility in New York with help from a prison employee.

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Police arrest an alleged cat naper in the Northeast Kingdom. 54 year old Mark Frady of Troy was taken into custody at his home -- where they also found Boots the cat who was stolen this weekend. The family says Frady also broke into the home a second time -- and was found in the basement drinking coffee and smoking a cigarette. He's now expected to face charges of burglary and unlawful entry.

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Bernie Sanders isn't taking his razor-thin loss in Iowa lightly.. Now -- the Vermont Senator is back in the Granite State -- where he leads largely in most polls ahead of the First In The Nation Primary. Sanders and Hillary Clinton were invited to participate in a debate tomorrow night hosted by MSNBC -- although some political bloggers say Sanders won't show unless Clinton agrees to terms on future debates. Sanders leads Clinton in most New Hampshire polls by an average of 18 points.

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Vermont's lawmakers begin to dig through the biggest proposed fee increase in recent memory. The Green Mountain State collected 460 million dollars in fees, licenses, and assesments in 2015. Governor Peter Shumlin's proposed budget THIS year calls for nearly 28 million dollars-worth of new charges. The largest chunk -would come from doubling fees for mutual fund providers -- and has a fair share of skeptics.

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Some snow & sleet in the AM, mainly east of Green Mountains & Adirondacks. Then rain & wind in afternoon. Quieter days Thu. & Fri. Clipper with a few snow showers late Saturday into early Sunday. Watching possible coastal storm next Tuesday into Wed.

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David Sweat will be sentenced today in court .. For his part in last year's prison break. While he's already serving a life sentence ... Sweat will likely see more jail time. He plead guilty to the two counts against him. Last June .. Sweat and Richard Matt cut their way out of Clinton Correctional Facility in New York with help from a prison employee.

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Police arrest an alleged cat naper in the Northeast Kingdom. 54 year old Mark Frady of Troy was taken into custody at his home -- where they also found Boots the cat who was stolen this weekend. The family says Frady also broke into the home a second time -- and was found in the basement drinking coffee and smoking a cigarette. He's now expected to face charges of burglary and unlawful entry.

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Another step forward -- for mandatory paid sick leave in Vermont. The measure won preliminary approval in the Senate but some changes are expected before a final vote -- that could happen today. It calls for full-time workers to get at least three paid sick days in the first two years -- rising to a minimum of five thereafter. Workers would also be able to accrue paid time off. A key hurdle for some opponents remains the question of an exemption for small businesses.

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Vermont's lawmakers begin to dig through the biggest proposed fee increase in recent memory. The Green Mountain State collected 460 million dollars in fees, licenses, and assesments in 2015. Governor Peter Shumlin's proposed budget THIS year calls for nearly 28 million dollars-worth of new charges. The largest chunk -- about 13 million -- would come from doubling fees for mutual fund providers -- and has a fair share of skeptics.

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Some snow & sleet in the AM, mainly east of Green Mountains & Adirondacks. Then rain & wind in afternoon. Quieter days Thu. & Fri. Clipper with a few snow showers late Saturday into early Sunday. Watching possible coastal storm next Tuesday into Wed.


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