Wed 22-APR-2015 Early A.M. News Script

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South Burlington police say they've caught three men who were trying to have sex with underage girls. They say undercover officers posed as underage female prostitutes... and the men agreed to meet them at a local motel for sex. 20-year-old (Boo-Dee Prad-han) Buddhi Pradhan and 29-year-old Jake Ste. Marie of Burlington and 30-year-old Carl Stanholtzer of Swanton are now facing charges of luring and prohibited acts. They'll be in court this morning.

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Police are trying to figure out who stole a fish sculpture in Barnard. The sculpture -- which is made out of horse shoes -- was taken sometime Monday. It's worth about 2-thousand dollars. It was located near Silver Lake on Route 12 across from the Barnard Store.

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Today is Earth Day -- and the focus is on our planet. It's the 45th anniversary of the holiday, which is designed to promote environmental awareness. It comes during a time of unprecedented warming. Nine of the 10 warmest years on record have happened since 2000. Experts say the levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, which causes global warming, are the highest they've been in 650-thousand years. Rising sea levels are also a concern.

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And in our region -- North Country residents are using Earth Day to talk about oil trains. Members of the Clinton County Oil Train Task Force are meeting today to discuss resolutions passed in the county about the transport of crude oil through the area. There are concerns about a derailment or accident that would jeopardize the safety of residents. Among the topics up for discussion: creating an emergency response plan, and urging the government to develop safer technology to move oil.

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Maybe a few rays of sunshine in the morning, but then cloudy with more showers. Still more showers Thursday & Friday, but cooler - could be some light snow showers in higher elevations. Stays unsettled through weekend and into Monday. Finally looks dry on Tuesday, at least briefly.

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Good Morning, I'm Eva McKend!

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A Colchester man is behind bars this morning after an armed stand-off with authorities last night. Police say -- he ignored their attempts to communicate with him during that time. They say it started when 52-year-old Clarence Lamore pulled a gun on a Chittenden County Sherriffs deputy while he was being served papers. Neighboring homes in the Breezy Acres Trailer Park on First Street were evacuated before the suspect was forcibly taken into custody.

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(("Eventually he did come out...came out and spoke with the negotiator at the scene and then was taken into custody after that..(BUTTED 43:36) This is something that all police officers are trained for and yes this is not common... what the deputy went through tonight" )) Authorities say no one was injured in the 2 hour ordeal. Lamore is facing multiple charges.

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This morning -- we have new developments in that murder in Springfield. Police say the suspected shooter is still on the loose -- but his girlfriend has now been arrested in Keene, New Hampshire. Police say Kristin Walsh tried to help her boyfriend, Gregory Allen Smith, escape capture. They also say she tried to coerce witnesses -- and lied to police about Smith's whereabouts. Smith is wanted for the murder of Wesley Wing -- who was shot on Saturday night in Springfield, Vermont.

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This morning a lane remains closed after a rockslide on I-89 in Royalton. It happened Tuesday on the southbound side of the highway. Police were able to remove debris from the road, but were forced to close the lane in fear of another slide.

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Maybe a few rays of sunshine in the morning, but then cloudy with more showers. Still more showers Thursday & Friday, but cooler - could be some light snow showers in higher elevations. Stays unsettled through weekend and into Monday. Finally looks dry on Tuesday, at least briefly.

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Good morning it's 5:00 -- I'm ... And I'm ... Gary Sadowsky And it's Wednesday, which means we have some inspiration to get you through the hump day ... "Giving up on your goal because of one setback is like slashing your other three tires because you got one flat." -Unknown The photo is of a moose sighting in Orange... sent in to us by Lauren Clark!

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

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Now to our top story, a Colchester man is behind bars this morning after an armed stand-off with authorities last night. Police say -- he ignored their attempts to communicate with him during that time. They say it started when 52-year-old Clarence Lamore pulled a gun on a Chittenden County Sherriffs deputy while he was being served papers. Neighboring homes in the Breezy Acres Trailer Park on First Street were evacuated before the suspect was forcibly taken into custody.

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(("Eventually he did come out...came out and spoke with the negotiator at the scene and then was taken into custody after that..(BUTTED 43:36) This is something that all police officers are trained for and yes this is not common... what the deputy went through tonight" )) Authorities say no one was injured in the 2 hour ordeal. Lamore is facing multiple charges.

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This morning -- we have new developments in that murder in Springfield. Police say the suspected shooter is still on the loose -- but his girlfriend has now been arrested in Keene, New Hampshire. Police say Kristin Walsh tried to help her boyfriend, Gregory Allen Smith, escape capture. They also say she tried to coerce witnesses -- and lied to police about Smith's whereabouts. Smith is wanted for the murder of Wesley Wing -- who was shot on Saturday night in Springfield, Vermont.

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Changes are coming to state job applications -- one that will give convicts a better chance at landing a job once they're out of jail. Kyle Midura has the details.

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Governor Peter Shumlin ordered state government to think outside the box when it comes to hiring... eliminating a check box on job applications asking about criminal convictions. (00:13:40:00) ((Gov. The point is, give the person a chance, let them come in and explain themselves)) About eight percent of the 49-thousand job applications the state receives in a typical year come from those with a conviction on their record. The Governor says questions about criminal history will still be asked, and background checks performed. But, he says if a candidate has the right credentials for the job they shouldn't be screened out during the first stage of the hiring process. Chittenden County State's Attorney TJ Donovan joined the governor again in unveiling an effort to return offenders to society. (nats?) The change fits with a recent effort to forgive those ticketed for driving without a license... which led to long-lines at Burlington's courthouse. (00:20:54:00) ((Sherry it was a really rough time and I made some bad choices)) Sherry Papineau -- spoke about the difficulties she's had finding a job recently. The mother of three pleaded guilty to a disorderly conduct charge years ago -- which she said stemmed from defending herself from domestic violence. She did get to the interview process in applying for a state job. (00:22:22:00) ((Sherry Then was informed that the state was in a hiring freeze -- laughter)) The Governor's administration secretary says the state is not in a hiring freeze, but he will prevent positions from being filled if they may be cut for budget reasons later this year. Kyle Midura, Channel 3 News. Montpelier.

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There are still many questions this morning -- after police say a former principal in Vermont had inappropriate contact with a child. 68-year-old Richard Talbot has been charged with with lewd and lascivious conduct with a child. Talbot was the principal of the Tunbridge Central School until just last month. District officials fired him on March 2nd following an internal investigation at the kindergarten through 4th grade school. As of now, the school and the police are releasing very few details about the case. Talbot is due in court on May 13th.

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Young people from across the state descended on the capital to offer up their bright ideas. The statehouse was home to the Vermont Young Professionals Economy Pitch Tuesday. The goal was to bring young adults together to share ideas about growing Vermont's economy and workforce. Participants had five minutes to offer their best ideas -- suggestions ranged from improving telecommunications to expanding rail service.

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((Erynn Hazlett 05:32 There is so much to explore but it's not easy for people who don't have vehicles to do it, so we need to be on board with that.)) ((Alex Beck 25:45 We don't have the money to fix our roads right now, what if on a snowy day kids could tele-commute to school, would that not save money?)) The pitch session was hosted by Lieutenant Governor Phil Scott and the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce. It was one in a series that is taking place this year.

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This morning a lane remains closed after a rockslide on I-89 in Royalton. It happened Tuesday on the southbound side of the highway. Police were able to remove debris from the road, but were forced to close the lane in fear of another slide.

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(anchors introduce gary) Maybe a few rays of sunshine in the morning, but then cloudy with more showers. Still more showers Thursday & Friday, but cooler - could be some light snow showers in higher elevations. Stays unsettled through weekend and into Monday. Finally looks dry on Tuesday, at least briefly.

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Today: Mostly cloudy Showers Highs: 52 to 58 Wind: S 5 to 15 mph Tonight: Scattered showers (mountain snow showers) Lows: 32 to 38 Wind: W 10 to 15 mph Thursday: Mostly cloudy Showers Breezy & cooler Highs: 43 to 50 Wind: WSW 10 to 20 mph Extended: Friday: Mostly cloudy Rain, mountain snow, showers Lows: 25 to 35 Highs: 40s Saturday: Mostly cloudy Rain, mountain snow showers early Lows: 25 to 35 Highs: 45 to 55 Sunday: Mostly cloudy A few showers Lows: 28 to 38 Highs: 45 to 55 Hyper-Extended: Monday: Mostly cloudy Showers Lows: 30s Highs: 50s Tuesday: Partly sunny Lows: 30s Highs: 50s

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The same jury that convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is now trying to decide whether he'll spend his life in jail -- or get the death penalty. Alison Harmelin has the latest on the sentencing.

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IT'S DAY TWO OF THE PUNISHMENT PHASE FOR CONVICTED BOSTON MARATHON BOMBER, DZHOKHAR TSARNAEV. PROSECUTORS OPENED THEIR ARGUMENT FOR THE DEATH PENALTY TUESDAY BY SHOWING AN IMAGE OF TSARNAEV MAKING AN OBSCENE GESTURE AT A COURTROOM CAMERA JUST THREE MONTHS AFTER THE BOMBINGS. VICTIMS ALSO TOLD THEIR STORIES. IF THE JURY IS NOT UNANIMOUS, TSARNAEV WILL RECEIVE LIFE IN PRISON. PARTS OF THE MIDWEST ARE STRUGGLING TO CONTAIN THE BIGGEST OUTBREAK OF BIRD FLU IN THE COUNTRY IN THIRTY YEARS. THE HIGHLY INFECTIOUS H-5-N-2 VIRUS IS THREATENING EGG AND POULTY BUSINESSES IN ABOUT EIGHT STATES INCLUDING MINNESOTA, SOUTH DAKOTA... AND IOWA -- WHERE CLOSE TO FOUR MILLION HENS AT A FARM HAD TO BE EUTHANIZED. (WILDLINE - MEXICO HAS NOW HALTED IMPORTS OF LIVE BIRDS AND EGGS FROM IOWA AS A PRECAUTION.) EXPERTS SAY THE CURRENT STRAIN DOES NOT POSE A THREAT TO HUMANS. AND, THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT WILL INVESTIGATE THE DEATH OF A 25-YEAR-OLD MAN WHO SUFFERED A FATAL SPINAL INJURY WHILE IN POLICE CUSTODY IN BALTIMORE. THEY'LL TRY TO DETERMINE WHETHER AUTHORITIES VIOLATED FREDDIE GRAY'S CIVIL RIGHTS DURING HIS ARREST APRIL 12TH. THE INCIDENT HAS SPARKED ONGOING PROTESTS IN THE CITY OVER ALLEGED MISTREATMENT OF BLACKS BY POLICE. THOSE ARE SOME OF THE DAY'S TOP STORIES. I'M ALISON HARMELIN, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.

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Today is Earth Day -- and the focus is on our planet. It's the 45th anniversary of the holiday, which is designed to promote environmental awareness. It comes during a time of unprecedented warming. Nine of the 10 warmest years on record have happened since 2000. Experts say the levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, which causes global warming, are the highest they've been in 650-thousand years. Rising sea levels are also a concern.

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And in our region -- North Country residents are using Earth Day to talk about oil trains. Members of the Clinton County Oil Train Task Force are meeting today to discuss resolutions passed in the county about the transport of crude oil through the area. There are concerns about a derailment or accident that would jeopardize the safety of residents. Among the topics up for discussion: creating an emergency response plan, and urging the government to develop safer technology to move oil.

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Welcome Back! It may be time to try and talk your boss into getting you one of these! Two Utah based researchers found that people on treadmill desks perform cognitive tasks nearly as well as those at sitting desks, despite the fact that they're walking. But the researchers say walkers showed slight decreases in processing speed, attention and typing words per minute. The overall drop wasn't significant. The study was published in the online journal "Plos One".

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Who's ready for a Fuller House? Business is doing so well at Netflix, the streaming service confirmed it ordered 13 episodes of a Full House sequel. Some of the original Tanners have agreed to reprise their roles. Three of the original cast members have signed on to the project. John Stamos, also known as Uncle Jesse, will produce the show and be a guest star, set to premiere next year.

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And don't be surprised if you see more pesky twenty-somethings moving back home to sleep on the couch. That's because more millennials are turning to mom and dad for money. A new USA Today/Bank of America survey---finds that today's young adults are three times as likely to say they got a lot of financial help from their parents when they were starting out, and 40-percent of millennials say they STILL get money from their parents.

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Maybe a few rays of sunshine in the morning, but then cloudy with more showers. Still more showers Thursday & Friday, but cooler - could be some light snow showers in higher elevations. Stays unsettled through weekend and into Monday. Finally looks dry on Tuesday, at least briefly.

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Statistics show there are 100-million daily coffee drinkers in the U-S. 60-percent say they can't start their day -- without a cup of joe. Americans spend 18 billion dollars -- a year -- on specialty coffee. And as Jennifer Costa found out -- java tasters -- can earn a pretty penny.

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It's starts with a gong. ((00:10:15 GONG)) The sound summons four expert coffee tasters to the cupping table. Talking is not allowed -- but the room is far from silent. ((00:11:12 SNIFFS )) The analysts slip into something -- they call -- the zen of cupping -- taking turns sniffing -- coffee grounds from Ethiopia, Brazil, Columbia and Kenya. ((Spencer Turer/coffee tasting expert 00:50:49 "There's very few coffee labs that do what we do.")) Spencer Turer is the Vice President of Coffee Analysts. The Burlington company is the only independent, third party coffee testing lab -- in North America that's not associated -- with a wholesale roaster or equipment retailer. ((Spencer Turer/coffee tasting expert 00:54:06 "It's an odd job. There's not too many people in the country, or in the world, who are professional coffee tasters.")) ((Gwen Toohey/coffee taster 00:39:04 "I answered a craigslist ad for a job here.")) Gwen Toohey is the newest member of the team. She says -- two years ago -- she was your average coffee drinker. Now -- she's holding her own -- in a male dominated industry. ((Gwen Toohey/coffee taster 00:44:04 "There's kind of an endless learning curve and I like that. I like being challenged by it.")) The process is scientific -- and timing is everything. Five cups are used to gauge product uniformity. Each steeps for exactly 3 minutes. ((ST 00:15:50 "ready? ready.")) The coffee is not filtered -- so the tasters can pinpoint defects. After a nine minute cooling period -- the flavor is ready -- and the process get a bit noisy. ((00:22:20 LOTS OF SLURPS)) Grown adults... slurping. It's the only way the coffee hits all of the tongue's taste receptors. ((Spencer Turer/coffee tasting expert 00:53:53 "I am the envy of my friends and family. They say really explain to me you just drink coffee all day?)) ((Gwen Toohey/coffee taster 00:42:54 "Usually I get: wow I didn't know that existed!")) The sensory specialists are testing for acidity, body, flavor and finish. The coffee -- should taste sweet, buttery, nutty, chocolatety or lemony. ((00:24:31 Gwen slups)) ((Spencer Turer/coffee tasting expert 00:49:10 "the biggest challenge is trying to stay motivated when we're dealing with commercial grade coffee." 00:49:18 "It's part of the job, but it's not something we particularly enjoy. We really like testing specialty grade coffees.")) Turer says -- the team works with national coffee companies, specialty roasters -- and many brands found on supermarket shelves. They help settle discrepancies when buyers and sellers can't agree on quality -- work with coffee traders to write product specifications -- and help high end roasters develop special blends. He and his team sample up to 200 cups a day. It's no wonder they can't keep it down... ((00:25:36 Spencer spits)) ...Spitting out each sip to avoid getting full. Their work extends beyond this seemingly bizarre ritual.. to the lab... and the borders beyond. Turer has travelled to several coffee producing countries -- worked with the farmers -- sharing their passion -- for the popular commodity. ((NATS -- "301 was fruity... OUT: fore me this was the best coffee on the table)) An odd job -- ensuring your beloved brew -- lives up to expectations. Jennifer Costa. Channel 3 News. Burlington.

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Coming up on the Channel 3 News... PRINCIPAL CHARGED -- the Tunbridge community now demanding answers... PROSTITUTION BUST -- police say Burlington men tried to have sex with underage girls... And FISHY THEFT -- someone swipes a valuable sculpture in Barnard.

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

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Topping our headlines this morning, a former Vermont school principal is facing criminal charges. Investigators say 68-year-old Richard Talbot had lewd and lascivious conduct with a child. Talbot was the principal of the Tunbridge Central School until just last month. District officials fired him on March 2nd following an internal investigation at the kindergarten through 4th grade school. The district's lawyer says the central office received information back in January that warranted the investigation. But as of now, the school and the police are releasing very few details about the case -- which has people who live and work in the area frustrated.

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((Brigham Dodge/Works in town: "Rumors started flying. It was someone said this and someone said that. Just little things. Then all of a sudden he was being let go and really there has been no information.")) Talbot is due in court on May 13th. The state Department of Education says he still has a valid teaching license in Vermont, but that's subject to change pending the outcome of the case.

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South Burlington police say they've caught three men who were trying to have sex with underage girls. They say undercover officers posed as underage female prostitutes... and the men agreed to meet them at a local motel for sex. 20-year-old (Boo-Dee Prad-han) Buddhi Pradhan and 29-year-old Jake Ste. Marie of Burlington and 30-year-old Carl Stanholtzer of Swanton are now facing charges of luring and prohibited acts. They'll be in court this morning.

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The Governor is now apologizing for an off color comment he made in relation to the state's health care program. The administration has back-tracked on a May 31st deadline for a fix for one of the Health Connect website's outstanding flaws. Shumlin insisted the problem will be fixed by then, but when pushed on what missing the milestone would mean, he offered this plan.

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(00:30:23:00) ((I'm going to find a high building. (long pause) I'm at the end of my rope. I don't think the 5th floor is high enough. You'd be left with me)) Later in the press conference the Governor assured reporters he did not intend to take his own life, and later in the afternoon his press secretary issued a short statement on the comments. In it the Governor says, quote "Using that saying was an inappropriate way to express my frustration. It was insensitive and I apologize." The Governor has made a similar comment in the past regarding a tax proposal.

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Police are trying to figure out who stole a valuable fish sculpture in Barnard. The sculpture -- which is made out of horse shoes -- was taken sometime Monday. Vermont State Police say the sculpture is worth about 2-thousand dollars -- and is owned by a group called "BARNARTS." It was located near Silver Lake on Route 12 across from the Barnard Store. If you have any information, you're asked to call the Vermont State Police in Royalton.

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(anchors introduce gary) Maybe a few rays of sunshine in the morning, but then cloudy with more showers. Still more showers Thursday & Friday, but cooler - could be some light snow showers in higher elevations. Stays unsettled through weekend and into Monday. Finally looks dry on Tuesday, at least briefly.

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Today: Mostly cloudy Showers Highs: 52 to 58 Wind: S 5 to 15 mph Tonight: Scattered showers (mountain snow showers) Lows: 32 to 38 Wind: W 10 to 15 mph Thursday: Mostly cloudy Showers Breezy & cooler Highs: 43 to 50 Wind: WSW 10 to 20 mph Extended: Friday: Mostly cloudy Rain, mountain snow, showers Lows: 25 to 35 Highs: 40s Saturday: Mostly cloudy Rain, mountain snow showers early Lows: 25 to 35 Highs: 45 to 55 Sunday: Mostly cloudy A few showers Lows: 28 to 38 Highs: 45 to 55 Hyper-Extended: Monday: Mostly cloudy Showers Lows: 30s Highs: 50s Tuesday: Partly sunny Lows: 30s Highs: 50s

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(((Another night off in the Canadiens-Senators first round series. The Habs can sweep the Sens tomorrow night in Ottawa. The last two games of this series have gone to overtime. --- NBA Playoffs, game 2 between the Celtics and Cavs. The Cavs go on a 12-0 run in the third, Lebron James to Kyrie Irving back to James for the jam. Cleveland up 14. the Celtics chip away at this thing, Isaiah Thomas a nice move for 2 of his 22 off the bench. Boston down 5 late. But James takes control from there, the hard drive and finish. 30 for James as the Celtics fall 99-91. The Cavs up 2-0 in the series with game 3 Thursday in Boston. --- Red Sox and Rays opening up a series at the Trop tonight. A great outing from Boston starter Wade Miley, 5 and 2 third scoreless innings. He gets some help from the defense in the second, Brock Holt at short with the diving stop. Boston gets it's run in the third thanks to the Rays. Dustin Pedroia goes back to the mound. It should be an inning ending double play, instead the ball is thrown away at first that allows a run to score. 1-0 Sox. That's the noly run of the game, Tampa loads the basses in the 6th, but Alexi Ogando on in relief gets the force out at second to get out of the jam. Boston winning a good one, 1-0. --- The Yankees and Tigers continuing their series in Detroit tonight. Top of the first, runner at first, Marx Teixeira sends this double to right. Bret Gardner scores from first 1-0 Bombers. Chris Young hits a solo bomb in the seventh, one batter later Steven Drew blasts this solo shot. It's his fourth homerun of the season. The Yankees win, 5-2. --- The 2015 NFL schedules were released tonight. the Patriots host the Pittsburgh steelers in the season opener Thursday night, September 10th. The Giants open the season on Sunday night football, September 13th at Dallas. The Patriots and Giants meet at the Meadowlands on Sunday afternoon, November 15th. That's it for now, Scott Fleishman, Channel 3 sports, have a great day.)))

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A Colchester man is behind bars this morning -- after a stand-off with police. Investigators tell us 52-year-old Clarence Lamore pulled a gun on a Chittenden County Sherriffs deputy while he was being served papers. Colchester police tell us the incident happened at the Breezy Acres Trailer Park on 1st street just before 6 PM Tuesday. Neighboring homes were evacuated before he was forcibly taken into custody.

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(("Eventually he did come out...came out and spoke with the negotiator at the scene and then was taken into custody after that..(BUTTED 43:36) This is something that all police officers are trained for and yes this is not common... what the deputy went through tonight" )) Lamore allegedly ignored multiple attempts to communicate with police before they were able to take him into custody. No one was injured.

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This morning -- we have new developments in that murder in Springfield. Police say the suspected shooter is still on the loose -- but his girlfriend has now been arrested in Keene, New Hampshire. Police say Kristin Walsh tried to help her boyfriend, Gregory Allen Smith, escape capture. They also say she tried to coerce witnesses -- and lied to police about Smith's whereabouts. Smith is wanted for the murder of Wesley Wing -- who was shot on Saturday night in Springfield, Vermont.

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To give convicts a better chance in the job market -- Governor Peter Shumlin has ordered state government to think outside the box... when it comes to hiring. State job applications ask applicants if they've ever been convicted of a crime, but with the executive order Tuesday, Shumlin decreed the question be put on hold until later in the process -- during the interview portion of an application. The governor says it will prevent those convicted of a crime from being rejected -- before getting a chance to explain themselves.

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The justice department will investigate the death of a 25-year-old man who suffered a fatal spinal injury while in police custody in Baltimore. They'll try to determine whether authorities violated Freddie Gray's civil rights during his arrest April 12th. Six police officers have been suspended with pay.

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Parts of the Midwest are struggling to contain the biggest outbreak of bird flu in the country in thirty years. The highly infectious H-5-N-2 virus is threatening egg and poultry businesses in about eight states including Minnesota, South Dakota...and Iowa -- where close to four million hens at a farm had to be euthanized. Experts say the current strain does not pose a threat to humans.

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One of NASA's crowning glories, the Hubble Space Telescope, marks its 25th anniversary this week. The telescope has made more than 1 million observations in the last quarter-century, including those of some of the farthest and oldest galaxies ever beheld by humanity. It's traveled 3.4 billion miles and circled Earth nearly 137-thousand times. A full decade in the making, Hubble rocketed into orbit on April 24, 1990, aboard space shuttle Discovery.

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

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Maybe a few rays of sunshine in the morning, but then cloudy with more showers. Still more showers Thursday & Friday, but cooler - could be some light snow showers in higher elevations. Stays unsettled through weekend and into Monday. Finally looks dry on Tuesday, at least briefly.

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Welcome Back! A super powered defender of the weak...that's how Kenny Wright Public School Superhero wants the world to see him. This morning we are joined by Chris Tebbetts, he's a co-author of this neat children's book. Thanks for joining us. Q1: Tell us more about Kenny and what Public School Superhero is all about. Q2: There are very unique challenges young people face in urban environments. This book tackles that head on. Q3: There's a lot of pressure on this kid. There's a lot of pressure on kids in general. The decisions that he makes now could change his life. This is a children's book with a message.

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Good morning it's 5:00 -- I'm ... And I'm ... Gary Sadowsky And it's Wednesday, which means we have some inspiration to get you through the hump day ... "Giving up on your goal because of one setback is like slashing your other three tires because you got one flat." -Unknown The photo is of a moose sighting in Orange... sent in to us by Lauren Clark!

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weather intro (anchors thank in 3-shot-transition to lead story)

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Now to our top story, a Colchester man is behind bars this morning after an armed stand-off with authorities last night. Police say -- he ignored their attempts to communicate with him during that time. They say it started when 52-year-old Clarence Lamore pulled a gun on a Chittenden County Sherriffs deputy while he was being served papers. Neighboring homes in the Breezy Acres Trailer Park on First Street were evacuated before the suspect was forcibly taken into custody.

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(("Eventually he did come out...came out and spoke with the negotiator at the scene and then was taken into custody after that..(BUTTED 43:36) This is something that all police officers are trained for and yes this is not common... what the deputy went through tonight" )) Authorities say no one was injured in the 2 hour ordeal. Lamore is facing multiple charges.

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This morning -- we have new developments in that murder in Springfield. Police say the suspected shooter is still on the loose -- but his girlfriend has now been arrested in Keene, New Hampshire. Police say Kristin Walsh tried to help her boyfriend, Gregory Allen Smith, escape capture. They also say she tried to coerce witnesses -- and lied to police about Smith's whereabouts. Smith is wanted for the murder of Wesley Wing -- who was shot on Saturday night in Springfield, Vermont.

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To give convicts a better chance in the job market -- Governor Peter Shumlin has ordered state government to think outside the box... when it comes to hiring. Kyle Midura has the details.

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Governor Peter Shumlin ordered state government to think outside the box when it comes to hiring... eliminating a check box on job applications asking about criminal convictions. (00:13:40:00) ((Gov. The point is, give the person a chance, let them come in and explain themselves)) About eight percent of the 49-thousand job applications the state receives in a typical year come from those with a conviction on their record. The Governor says questions about criminal history will still be asked, and background checks performed. But, he says if a candidate has the right credentials for the job they shouldn't be screened out during the first stage of the hiring process. Chittenden County State's Attorney TJ Donovan joined the governor again in unveiling an effort to return offenders to society. (nats?) The change fits with a recent effort to forgive those ticketed for driving without a license... which led to long-lines at Burlington's courthouse. (00:20:54:00) ((Sherry it was a really rough time and I made some bad choices)) Sherry Papineau -- spoke about the difficulties she's had finding a job recently. The mother of three pleaded guilty to a disorderly conduct charge years ago -- which she said stemmed from defending herself from domestic violence. She did get to the interview process in applying for a state job. (00:22:22:00) ((Sherry Then was informed that the state was in a hiring freeze -- laughter)) The Governor's administration secretary says the state is not in a hiring freeze, but he will prevent positions from being filled if they may be cut for budget reasons later this year. Kyle Midura, Channel 3 News. Montpelier.

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It was a controversial initiative, sparking debate across the state. And now the numbers are in. Last month -- prosecutors in five Vermont counties -- offered select drivers with criminally suspended licenses -- a chance to legally regain the right to drive. The one-time Driver Restoration Day -- held in Burlington -- attracted more than a thousand people. The deal allowed drivers -- who lost their licenses for failing to pay old tickets -- to clear their records for 20 dollars per transaction. Judicial Bureau records -- released this week -- show the pilot program helped 1,236 drivers in Chittenden, Franklin, Grand Isle, Washington and Lamoille Counties. Nearly 150-thousand dollars was collected -- after more than 67-hundred judgements were reduced.

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The construction community in Vermont is calling for change from lawmakers -- on retro-active audits. They say business owners are now being forced to pay workers compensation and unemployment insurance for contractors who work as independent business people. So far the legislation has not been debated in Montpelier this session -- but they're hoping to address that.

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((Denis Bourbeau, 25:35 "I feel that the state is dragging their feet because at this point they are trying to collect a lot of money to replenish the unemployment and workmen's compensation that got depleted during the down time.)) ((Joseph Meccia 17:18 "how this impacts me is that as a single person and my company, it is tougher for other contractors to use my services.)) Labor commissioner Annie Noonan says the goal is to make sure that people who are entitled to be covered under the law are covered. She says the audits are not about money and rather making sure that people are classified and operating properly.

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This morning a lane remains closed after a rockslide on I-89 in Royalton. It happened Tuesday on the southbound side of the highway. Police were able to remove debris from the road, but were forced to close the lane in fear of another slide.

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(anchors introduce gary) Maybe a few rays of sunshine in the morning, but then cloudy with more showers. Still more showers Thursday & Friday, but cooler - could be some light snow showers in higher elevations. Stays unsettled through weekend and into Monday. Finally looks dry on Tuesday, at least briefly.

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Today: Mostly cloudy Showers Highs: 52 to 58 Wind: S 5 to 15 mph Tonight: Scattered showers (mountain snow showers) Lows: 32 to 38 Wind: W 10 to 15 mph Thursday: Mostly cloudy Showers Breezy & cooler Highs: 43 to 50 Wind: WSW 10 to 20 mph Extended: Friday: Mostly cloudy Rain, mountain snow, showers Lows: 25 to 35 Highs: 40s Saturday: Mostly cloudy Rain, mountain snow showers early Lows: 25 to 35 Highs: 45 to 55 Sunday: Mostly cloudy A few showers Lows: 28 to 38 Highs: 45 to 55 Hyper-Extended: Monday: Mostly cloudy Showers Lows: 30s Highs: 50s Tuesday: Partly sunny Lows: 30s Highs: 50s

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Today is Earth Day -- and the focus is on our planet. It's the 45th anniversary of the holiday, which is designed to promote environmental awareness. It comes during a time of unprecedented warming. Nine of the 10 warmest years on record have happened since 2000. Experts say the levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, which causes global warming, are the highest they've been in 650-thousand years. Rising sea levels are also a concern.

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And in our region -- North Country residents are using Earth Day to talk about oil trains. Members of the Clinton County Oil Train Task Force are meeting today to discuss resolutions passed in the county about the transport of crude oil through the area. There are concerns about a derailment or accident that would jeopardize the safety of residents. Among the topics up for discussion: creating an emergency response plan, and urging the government to develop safer technology to move oil.

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A woman has been charged with killing her husband of 30 years and burying his body under a manure pile on the couple's western New York farm. State police troopers say they were called to the home of 52-year-old Douglas Mess on Monday in the Wyoming County town of Attica and told by his son his father went missing. Police found Mess' body concealed in a mound of manure at the back of his farm. Authorities say Mess had been killed by his 48-year-old wife, Charlene Mess. She's been charged with second-degree murder and is being held without bail in the county jail.

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At at time when video is playing a major role in police shootings across the country, a Pennsylvania officer-- accused of homicide has asked a judge to keep video from being released to the public. Hummelstown police officer Lisa Mearkle is accused of shooting and killing 59-year-old David Kassick after a traffic stop and chase two months ago. According to prosecutors, Mearkle shot Kassick with a stun gun, then shot him twice in the back with her service weapon. Mearkle's defense team is arguing her actions were in self-defense and releasing the video could hurt the trial.

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Welcome Back! It may be time to try and talk your boss into getting you one of these! Two Utah based researchers found that people on treadmill desks perform cognitive tasks nearly as well as those at sitting desks, despite the fact that they're walking. But the researchers say walkers showed slight decreases in processing speed, attention and typing words per minute. The overall drop wasn't significant. The study was published in the online journal "Plos One".

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Who's ready for a Fuller House? Business is doing so well at Netflix, the streaming service confirmed it ordered 13 episodes of a Full House sequel. Some of the original Tanners have agreed to reprise their roles. Three of the original cast members have signed on to the project. John Stamos, also known as Uncle Jesse, will produce the show and be a guest star, set to premiere next year.

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And don't be surprised if you see more pesky twenty-somethings moving back home to sleep on the couch. That's because more millennials are turning to mom and dad for money. A new USA Today/Bank of America survey---finds that today's young adults are three times as likely to say they got a lot of financial help from their parents when they were starting out, and 40-percent of millennials say they STILL get money from their parents.

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Maybe a few rays of sunshine in the morning, but then cloudy with more showers. Still more showers Thursday & Friday, but cooler - could be some light snow showers in higher elevations. Stays unsettled through weekend and into Monday. Finally looks dry on Tuesday, at least briefly.

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Farmers in the Midwest are struggling to contain the biggest bird flu outbreak in three decades. The highly-infectious virus has now hit egg and poultry producers in 13 states. And experts think it's being spread by migrating flocks of wild birds. As Don Champion reports -- the federal government is trying to figure out how to help.

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The Federal government is now working on a possible vaccine to fight the largest outbreak of bird flu in the country in 30 years. The news comes as additional cases of H-5-N-2 were confirmed at turkey farms in Minnesota and South Dakota Tuesday, prompting poultry producers to test their flocks. (SOT Research Associate Travis Clement) "They bring in samples at all hours of the night.//it's really important for them to figure out what's going on at their farm before they move animals." More than 2 million turkeys have been affected in Minnesota, alone. Lawmakers there just approved nearly 900-thousand dollars in emergency funding to contain the outbreak. So far, the largest *single* outbreak of the flu has been at this farm in Osceola County Iowa. Crews here have started euthanizing about 3 point 8 million hens. The current strain can kill a flock of birds in under 48 hours, but experts say there's little threat to humans. (SOT Dr. Robert Glatter, Emergency Physician at Lenox Hill Hospital, NYC) You would have to have contact with poultry in a market, a live poultry market//so that would not be a concern for someone eating an egg. Others are more concerned about the economic impact. (SOT Dave Swenson/ Iowa State University, Economist) You're going to have a reduction in supply. If you're having a reduction in supply, you're going to have a price effect. The outbreak has already cost Midwest turkey and chicken producers more than 6.7 million birds since early March. Don Champion CBS News.

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Coming up on the Channel 3 News... PRINCIPAL CHARGED -- the Tunbridge community now demanding answers... PROSTITUTION BUST -- police say Burlington men tried to have sex with underage girls... And FISHY THEFT -- someone swipes a valuable sculpture in Barnard.

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

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There are still many questions this morning -- after the former principal at the Tunbridge Central school has been charged with lewd and lascivious conduct with a child. It comes after two separate investigations -- by the school and the police. Adam Sullivan reports.

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It's a quiet day outside the Tunbridge Central School because of school vacation. But the investigation surrounding on the school's former principal is still the talk of the town. ((Brigham Dodge/Works in Tunbridge: "people are frustrated. Lack of information.")) On March 2nd 68-year-old Richard Talbot was fired as the principal after an internal investigation by the school district that lasted more than a month. He had been on paid leave since January 20th after administrators say they received information that warranted the investigation. Police announced Tuesday they cited Talbot for lewd and lascivious conduct with a child after a separate investigation by Orange County Special Investigations Unit. ((Dodge: "rumors started flying. Someone said this and someone said that. Just little things. Then all of a sudden he was being let go.")) ((GRX)) A statement released by the district includes "The Tunbridge School Board and Orange Windsor Supervisory Union have cooperated fully with the Agency of Education, Department for Children and Families and the Orange County State's Attorney's Office. Employment/personnel matters are confidential and the Board has no further comment." Talbot took the top job at Tunbridge Central in 2012 after working for decades as a teacher and administrator in Maine. People who live and work in this community want answers. ((Dodge: "i'm not saying that they need to say ok, he supposedly did this to this child, but 'hey we are investigating this. We've had some reports we have to investigate.'")) Dodge is a parent but does NOT have kids in this district. She says the more parents know, the safer their kids are. ((Dodge: "I can talk to my kids and see if they might be a victim.")) ((Sullivan: "the Orange County Sheriff's Department also declined an on-camera interview until Talbot is arraigned, citing the sensitive nature of the case. That arraignment is scheduled for May 13th. Adam Sullivan channel 3 news in North Tunbridge."))

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According to state officials -- Talbot still has a valid teaching license in Vermont. That could change pending the outcome of the case.

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South Burlington police say they've caught three men who were trying to have sex with underage girls. They say undercover officers posed as underage female prostitutes... and the men agreed to meet them at a local motel for sex. 20-year-old Buddhi Pradhan and 29-year-old Jake Ste. Marie of Burlington and 30-year-old Carl Stanholtzer of Swanton are now facing charges of luring and prohibited acts. They'll be in court this morning.

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The Governor is now apologizing for an off color comment he made in relation to the state's health care program. The administration has back-tracked on a May 31st deadline for a fix for one of the Health Connect website's outstanding flaws. Shumlin insisted the problem will be fixed by then, but when pushed on what missing the milestone would mean, he offered this plan.

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(00:30:23:00) ((I'm going to find a high building. (long pause) I'm at the end of my rope. I don't think the 5th floor is high enough. You'd be left with me)) Later in the press conference the Governor assured reporters he did not intend to take his own life, and later in the afternoon his press secretary issued a short statement on the comments. In it the Governor says, quote "Using that saying was an inappropriate way to express my frustration. It was insensitive and I apologize." The Governor has made a similar comment in the past regarding a tax proposal.

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Add his name to the list. Former New York Governor George Pataki spoke at an educational summit Tuesday. And at it -- Channel 3's Rose Spillman learned -- the Republican is mapping out his presidential plans.

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Former New York Governor George Pataki today lives on a cattle farm in Essex, New York, but the politician is still actively involved in the greater community. On Tuesday, he spoke to leaders from across the globe about the educational challenges that hinder students. (00:40:51 0330) ((George Pataki/Former NY Governor "we want young people to believe in the future, and believe in America, and believe in themselves, and they should. But they need that skill set. They need the ability to have the confidence to go into the workforce and know that they're going to have an opportunity to live a wonderful life." 00:41:05)) The Skills Gap Summit, hosted by non-profit organization College for Every Student and Trinity College, brought international educators together to discuss the welfare of students. Organizers say that with today's education system, most young adults are not prepared for higher education or their careers. (00:29:57 0329) ((Rick Dalton/CFES "In 10 years, there will be 23 million jobs that we can't fill because, in this country alone, because we don't have enough educated skilled workers." 00:30:07)) Pataki attended the summit to talk about educational issues, but the keynote speaker sounded a lot like a candidate. (0330) ((George Pataki/Former NY Governor "With the right leadership, and the right changes in Washington, the best of America's ahead of us, and I firmly believe that." 00:44:14)) (01:17:26 03900) ((Rose Spillman/Essex, NY "Though the summit was focused on the topic of education, the big question on everyone's mind was 'Will Pataki run for President?'" 01:17:35)) (00:41:52 0330) ((George Pataki "You know I'm leaning more towards doing it. I look at the future of the country, and I think we need the right leadership, and leadership that's able to not just win an election, but once you have, manage and change a large complex government." 00:42:05)) This isn't the first time the former three-term governor has considered a presidential run, but Pataki says that this time he's much more serious. (00:44:47 0330) ((George Pataki/Former NY Governor "I look at the economy. I look at Washington. It's far too big. It's far too powerful, too intrusive, and we need to change it. So I think the need for change is the greatest I've seen in my lifetime, today." 00:44:58)) Pataki says that before he makes the final decision on whether to run, he wants to gauge the public's reaction to to the political scene. Rose Spillman, Channel 3 News, Essex, New York.

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Police are trying to figure out who stole a valuable fish sculpture in Barnard. The sculpture -- which is made out of horse shoes -- was taken sometime Monday. Vermont State Police say the sculpture is worth about 2-thousand dollars -- and is owned by a group called "BARNARTS." It was located near Silver Lake on Route 12 across from the Barnard Store. If you have any information, you're asked to call the Vermont State Police in Royalton.

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(anchors introduce gary) Maybe a few rays of sunshine in the morning, but then cloudy with more showers. Still more showers Thursday & Friday, but cooler - could be some light snow showers in higher elevations. Stays unsettled through weekend and into Monday. Finally looks dry on Tuesday, at least briefly.

36} FORECAST2


Today: Mostly cloudy Showers Highs: 52 to 58 Wind: S 5 to 15 mph Tonight: Scattered showers (mountain snow showers) Lows: 32 to 38 Wind: W 10 to 15 mph Thursday: Mostly cloudy Showers Breezy & cooler Highs: 43 to 50 Wind: WSW 10 to 20 mph Extended: Friday: Mostly cloudy Rain, mountain snow, showers Lows: 25 to 35 Highs: 40s Saturday: Mostly cloudy Rain, mountain snow showers early Lows: 25 to 35 Highs: 45 to 55 Sunday: Mostly cloudy A few showers Lows: 28 to 38 Highs: 45 to 55 Hyper-Extended: Monday: Mostly cloudy Showers Lows: 30s Highs: 50s Tuesday: Partly sunny Lows: 30s Highs: 50s

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Young people from across the state descended on the capital to offer up their bright ideas. The statehouse was home to the Vermont Young Professionals Economy Pitch Tuesday. The goal was to bring young adults together to share ideas about growing Vermont's economy and workforce. Participants had five minutes to offer their best ideas -- suggestions ranged from improving telecommunications to expanding rail service.

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((Erynn Hazlett 05:32 There is so much to explore but it's not easy for people who don't have vehicles to do it, so we need to be on board with that.)) ((Alex Beck 25:45 We don't have the money to fix our roads right now, what if on a snowy day kids could tele-commute to school, would that not save money?)) The pitch session was hosted by Lieutenant Governor Phil Scott and the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce. It was one in a series that is taking place this year.

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This week -- the Vermont National Guard in Colchester is welcoming some young campers to base. Kids who have parents in the military are spending the week at Camp Johnson free of charge. The April vacation day program is packed with all kinds of activities. This week the kids will also spend time at the YMCA and explore water quality on Lake Champlain.

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(((Another night off in the Canadiens-Senators first round series. The Habs can sweep the Sens tomorrow night in Ottawa. The last two games of this series have gone to overtime. --- NBA Playoffs, game 2 between the Celtics and Cavs. The Cavs go on a 12-0 run in the third, Lebron James to Kyrie Irving back to James for the jam. Cleveland up 14. the Celtics chip away at this thing, Isaiah Thomas a nice move for 2 of his 22 off the bench. Boston down 5 late. But James takes control from there, the hard drive and finish. 30 for James as the Celtics fall 99-91. The Cavs up 2-0 in the series with game 3 Thursday in Boston. --- Red Sox and Rays opening up a series at the Trop tonight. A great outing from Boston starter Wade Miley, 5 and 2 third scoreless innings. He gets some help from the defense in the second, Brock Holt at short with the diving stop. Boston gets it's run in the third thanks to the Rays. Dustin Pedroia goes back to the mound. It should be an inning ending double play, instead the ball is thrown away at first that allows a run to score. 1-0 Sox. That's the noly run of the game, Tampa loads the basses in the 6th, but Alexi Ogando on in relief gets the force out at second to get out of the jam. Boston winning a good one, 1-0. --- The Yankees and Tigers continuing their series in Detroit tonight. Top of the first, runner at first, Marx Teixeira sends this double to right. Bret Gardner scores from first 1-0 Bombers. Chris Young hits a solo bomb in the seventh, one batter later Steven Drew blasts this solo shot. It's his fourth homerun of the season. The Yankees win, 5-2. --- The 2015 NFL schedules were released tonight. the Patriots host the Pittsburgh steelers in the season opener Thursday night, September 10th. The Giants open the season on Sunday night football, September 13th at Dallas. The Patriots and Giants meet at the Meadowlands on Sunday afternoon, November 15th. That's it for now, Scott Fleishman, Channel 3 sports, have a great day.)))

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Maybe a few rays of sunshine in the morning, but then cloudy with more showers. Still more showers Thursday & Friday, but cooler - could be some light snow showers in higher elevations. Stays unsettled through weekend and into Monday. Finally looks dry on Tuesday, at least briefly.

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At a time when many small book stores are closing -- one business is expanding. Phoenix Books -- has locations in Essex Junction and Burlington -- and will soon open one in Rutland City. Eliza Larson has more.

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The former Lake Sunapee Bank Building in downtown Rutland may seem quiet now -- but in a few months -- it will gain new life. Phoenix Books -- an independent bookstore -- will soon occupy a third of the old bank. The bookstore has two other locations -- Essex Junction and Burlington -- but co-owner Mike DeSanto says he's thrilled about adding the third site because of enthusiasm and support from Rutland's residents. He said the new bookstore would not be a reality if it wasn't for Green Mountain Power -- the City of Rutland -- Downtown Rutland Partnership and many residents and businesses chipping in. Each agreed to pre-buy one thousand dollars in books. (TC 14:25:09:28 Title 1414)((Mike DeSanto/Phoenix Books: "that was an enormous first step, where something like a third of what we were looking for in community support was already in place and I haven't even picked up a phone yet." 14:25:20:07)) (TC 19:41:27:29 Title 1940)((Steve Costello/Green Mountain Power: "we're reached out to a lot of different organizations over the last several months to roll out the welcome matt to bring Phoenix books to Rutland." 19:41:35:03)) Monday evening -- people gathered to hear the plans for the new addition. The new 24 hundred square foot store will be across from the Wonderfeet Children's Museum. It will not look like the other two Phoenix Books locations. (TC 18:34:43:18 Title 1834)((Eliza Larson/Rutland: "DeSanto said Phoenix Books has done well as a 20 year old business -- despite growing trends in e-readers and online books sales. He said a big part of his success is due to people's love for the book. To see what he meant -- WCAX visited the Phoenix Books location in Essex Junction." 18:35:02:21)) It was rare to catch DeSanto in one of his shops. He said he is busy working on the new Rutland store's interior and inventory -- but is still looking for a locally-based manager as well as pre-buyers of books. (TC 14:16:26:13 Title 1414)((Mike DeSanto/Phoenix Books: "you need energy and a philosophy that matches up with a indie spirit and truly you need to love everything that the book stands for and then you also need to be well capitalized." 14:16:43:24)) By capitalized -- DeSanto means funds set aside for an unforseen disaster. He said keeping that in mind has helped keep business afloat. At Monday's announcement -- the people of Rutland appeared excited to add a successful business model to it's growing downtown. Eliza Larson. Channel 3 News. Rutland.

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The new bookstore is set to officially open in downtown Rutland before Labor Day.

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There are still many questions this morning -- after police say a former principal in Vermont had inappropriate contact with a child. 68-year-old Richard Talbot has been charged with with lewd and lascivious conduct with a child. Talbot was the principal of the Tunbridge Central School until just last month. District officials fired him on March 2nd following an internal investigation at the kindergarten through 4th grade school. As of now, the school and the police are releasing very few details about the case. Talbot is due in court on May 13th.

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Today -- the vaccine debate is back at the statehouse. The Senate Health and Welfare committee is set to take testimony on a renewed effort to ban the philosophical exemption to vaccines. Some parents use it to avoid having their children fully vaccinated. Proponents of the exemption -- say health decisions should be left up to families. But, opponents say unvaccinated children are at risk for catching and spreading dangerous diseases. Previous moves to get rid of that exemption have not succeeded.

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The future of a historic New Hampshire resort is before lawmakers. The House is considering an ambitious measure to redevelop the shuttered Balsams resort. The proposal would help the state to back 28-million dollars of loans for that project. That bill has already cleared the Senate. The Balsams closed in 20-11 -- but the new plan would redevelop it and turn it into a four-season destination. But there are concerns that taxpayers might be on the hook for that loan.

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Meanwhile -- New Hampshire's Supreme Court is hearing arguments today on whether voters should have to have their drivers' license and car registration in the Granite State -- to be able to cast their ballots. The law's backers say it helps make sure people vote where they live. Opponents say it excludes eligible voters -- like college students -- and is too similar to a poll tax.

5} YOUNG11_VO


Young people from across the state descended on the capital to offer up their bright ideas. The statehouse was home to the Vermont Young Professionals Economy Pitch Tuesday. The goal was to bring young adults together to share ideas about growing Vermont's economy and workforce. Participants had five minutes to offer their best ideas -- suggestions ranged from improving telecommunications to expanding rail service.

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((Erynn Hazlett 05:32 There is so much to explore but it's not easy for people who don't have vehicles to do it, so we need to be on board with that.)) ((Alex Beck 25:45 We don't have the money to fix our roads right now, what if on a snowy day kids could tele-commute to school, would that not save money?)) The pitch session was hosted by Lieutenant Governor Phil Scott and the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce. It was one in a series that is taking place this year.

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Maybe a few rays of sunshine in the morning, but then cloudy with more showers. Still more showers Thursday & Friday, but cooler - could be some light snow showers in higher elevations. Stays unsettled through weekend and into Monday. Finally looks dry on Tuesday, at least briefly.


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