Wed 29-JUL-2015 Early A.M. News Script

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There has been a drowning in New Hampshire. It happened in Lyman -- at Dodge Pond. Police say before 7 pm Tuesday -- residents found a female victim in her 70's. It's believed she was swimming alone in the pond. Until her family has been notified -- the victims name is not being released.

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A Mt. Holly woman has been hospitalized after police say she fell asleep at the wheel. Late last night, police say Paula Cole was headed South on Route 103 in Shrewsbury. It appears the 68-year-old fell asleep -- crossed the center line and side-swiped a car headed the other way. Her car kept going across the road -- and then crashed into a building at the John C. Stewart & Son Ford dealership. Cole was taken to the hospital for leg and chest injuries -- the driver of the other car was not injured.

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There has been an arrest after a shooting in Burlington .... The victim himself. But police say -- the shooter, is still at large. Burlington Police say Monday night a 31-year-old was shot in the leg outside JR's Corner Market convenience store. The unidentified man was take to UVM Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. He was released and taken into custody for a parole violation.

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(TC 00:28:39:16 Tile 4689) ((Dep. Chief Bruce Bovat/Burlington Police "First of all we promote foot patrols as much as we can throughout the city but this is a good time for us to get out and knock on doors while asking if anybody saw anything, but also answering their questions and trying to quell their fears." 00:28:50:25)) Burlington Police are still investigating -- but believe this was NOT a random act of violence. They have not identified a suspect.

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A contaminated pile of soil in Burlington will remain at Leddy Park -- for now. The city did work on the bike path -- and left over materials from the project were dropped in the parking lot. The Parks Department is waiting to move the dirt -- while testing is being done by local, state and federal agencies. They'll test the toxicity of the contaminated soil -- to figure out the safest way to dispose of it.

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Hot today, maybe hottest day of the summer. Cold front on Thursday with showers & t-storms, some possibly strong. Then a little cooler, less humid for Friday. Weekend not bad, chance for a few showers on Sat. Frontal system with better chance for showers come Monday & Tuesday. Temperatures stay a little below average.

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Quote: Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another.-- John Dewey Photo: Alan Baker

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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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After a three week manhunt that made worldwide headlines -- a former prison worker could spend up to 7 years behind bars for her role in the escape. Alex Apple was in court -- for when Joyce Mitchell pleaded guilty.

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From inmate supervisor to an inmate herself. ((In court: District Attorney Andrew Wylie 06:00 The defendant will enter a plea to the superior court information in full.)) Joyce Mitchell pleaded guilty to giving Richard Matt and David Sweat hacksaw blades and other tools -- to make their prison break from the Dannemora. A plea deal on two charges means the 51 year-old will get 2 to 7 years behind bars. She's eligible for parole after two. ((Joyce Mumbling NAT)) ((Judge Kevin Ryan 11:04 You knowingly and unlawfully introduced dangerous contraband into a detention facility.--Joyce Mitchell nods head)) (GFX) Also included in the plea deal -- Mitchell must pay a $6,000 fine. Give up her teaching assistant certificate in New York. And she must cooperate with the Inspector General's investigation at Clinton Correctional Facility. (end GFX) They want to know how inmates pulled off the escape. ((Stephen Johnston/Joyce Mitchell's Attorney 22:45 There was overwhelming evidence that she did what she admitted to today in court.)) Her attorney feared the case against the former prison seamstress would only get worse. ((Stephen Johnston/Joyce Mitchell's attorney 23:01 I was fearful of some additional charges so it seemed like the best thing to do.)) For accepting the deal -- the district attorney agreed to bring no further charges. ((Andrew Wylie/Clinton County District Attorney 04:37 Any other charges that we could file against her would be promoting prison contraband, conspiracy to commit murder of her husband Lyle Mitchell and sexual related charges.)) Investigators believe Mitchell discussed with the escapees a plot to kill her husband -- and help the two flee to West Virginia. But now -- Wylie says captured murderer David Sweat did not corroborate that murder plot. ((Andrew Wylie 13:50 We have evidence to support that charge. Whether that evidence would be supported beyond a reasonable doubt at trial is an issue.)) Mitchell left the courtroom teary-eyed. Her lawyer says she was blinded by the affection Richard Matt showered her with just before the escape. ((Stephen Johnston/Joyce Mitchell's attorney: 24:36 Matt got her to feeling good about herself, better than she had for a period of time, and she was swept off her feet a bit for a period, and then when she realized who she was dealing with, everything changed.)) Now just like the inmates she once helped escape -- Joyce Mitchell is off to jail. Alex Apple -- channel 3 news -- Plattsburgh

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There has been a drowning in New Hampshire. It happened in Lyman -- at Dodge Pond. Police say before 7 pm Tuesday -- residents found a female victim in her 70's. It's believed she was swimming alone in the pond. Until her family has been notified -- the victims name is not being released.

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A Mt. Holly woman has been hospitalized after police say she fell asleep at the wheel. Late last night, police say Paula Cole was headed South on Route 103 in Shrewsbury. It appears the 68-year-old fell asleep -- crossed the center line and side-swiped a car headed the other way. Her car kept going across the road -- and then crashed into a building at the John C. Stewart & Son Ford dealership. Cole was taken to the hospital for leg and chest injuries -- the driver of the other car was not injured.

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There has been an arrest after a shooting in Burlington .... The victim himself. But police say -- the shooter, is still at large. Burlington Police say Monday night a 31-year-old was shot in the leg outside JR's Corner Market convenience store. The unidentified man was take to UVM Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. He was released and taken into custody for a parole violation.

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(TC 00:28:39:16 Tile 4689) ((Dep. Chief Bruce Bovat/Burlington Police "First of all we promote foot patrols as much as we can throughout the city but this is a good time for us to get out and knock on doors while asking if anybody saw anything, but also answering their questions and trying to quell their fears." 00:28:50:25)) Burlington Police are still investigating -- but believe this was NOT a random act of violence. They have not identified a suspect.

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A state employee accused of selling heroin from work -- has pleaded not guilty -- and tells police, she's a recovering addict. Kacey Caprari works as a child support specialist in Bennington -- and according to court papers -- she admitted to selling heroin to people she met through her job. Police say transactions were made in the parking lot of the office complex. She denied the drug charges Tuesday -- and has been placed on UN-paid administrative leave. The judge ruled she can no longer be on state property -- except for court appearances.

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(TC 00:06:34:18 Title 1231)((Erica Marthage/Bennington County State's Attorney: "people that work in this building are dedicated to creating a drug free environment. We all work very hard to work with the folks who are struggling with drug use and so this charge is --- these charges I believe are important." 00:06:49:12)) Caprari told police she started selling after becoming a heroin user two years ago. She now claims to be receiving methadone treatment.

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(anchors introduce gary) Hot today, maybe hottest day of the summer. Cold front on Thursday with showers & t-storms, some possibly strong. Then a little cooler, less humid for Friday. Weekend not bad, chance for a few showers on Sat. Frontal system with better chance for showers come Monday & Tuesday. Temperatures stay a little below average.

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Today: Partly cloudy Slight chance for an isolated t-storm Highs: 85 to 92 Wind: SW 5 to 10 mph Tonight: Mostly clear Lows: 62 to 72 Wind: S 5 to 10 mph Thursday: Mix of sun & clouds Showers, t-storms, some possibly strong Highs: 83 to 90 Wind: S to W 5 to 15 mph Extended: Friday: Partly cloudy Not as hot or humid Lows: 58 to 65 Highs: 78 to 85 Saturday: Partly sunny Chance for a few showers Lows: 55 to 62 Highs: 75 to 82 Sunday: Partly cloudy Lows: 55 to 62 Highs: 75 to 82 Hyper-Extended: Monday: Partly sunny Chance for showers, t-storms Lows: 55 to 62 Highs: 75 to 82 Tuesday: Partly sunny Chance for showers, t-storms Lows: 55 to 62 Highs: 75 to 82

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The NFL players association will reportedly file an appeal on behalf of Tom Brady today -- seeking an injunction to try to keep the star quarterback on the field. Alison Harmelin has a look at top stories this morning.

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THE NFL PLAYER'S UNION IS VOWING TO APPEAL TOM BRADY'S FOUR-GAME SUSPENSION IN THE DEFLATE-GATE SCANDAL. ON TUESDAY, THE LEAGUE ANNOUNCED IT WOULD UPHOLD THE PUNISHMENT - SAYING THE PATRIOTS QUARTERBACK ALSO DESTROYED HIS CELL PHONE....WHICH MAY HAVE CONTAINED INCRIMINATING TEXT MESSAGES. BRADY'S AGENT CALLED THE PROCESS A "SHAM." TEXAS AUTHORITIES HAVE RELEASED SEVERAL HOURS OF VIDEO SHOWING SANDRA BLAND DURING HER THREE DAYS IN JAIL. THE WALLER COUNTY JUDGE SAYS THEY HAVE RECEIVED DEATH THREATS - AND HE WANTED TO DISPEL RUMORS THAT BLAND WAS ALREADY DEAD WHEN SHE ARRIVED AT THE FACILITY. BLAND'S FAMILY REJECTS THE MEDICAL EXAMINER'S RULING THAT SHE COMMITTED SUICIDE. AND A FORMER NAVAL INTELLIGENCE ANALYST CONVICTED OF SPYING FOR ISRAEL WILL BE A FREE MAN IN NOVEMBER. THE U.S. GOVERNMENT IS GRANTING JONATHAN POLLARD PAROLE - AFTER NEARLY 30 YEARS IN PRISON. SUPPORTERS ARGUE POLLARD WAS PUNISHED EXCESSIVELY FOR SELLING SECRETS TO ISRAEL. THOSE ARE SOME OF THE DAYS TOP STORIES. IM ALISON HARMELIN CBS NEWS NEW YORK.

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A recent study shows someone falls victim to identity fraud every two seconds. Many times thieves are getting the card number out of your wallet. Anna Werner reports from New York.

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IF YOU THINK YOU PROTECT YOUR CREDIT CARD INFORMATION, YOU SHOULD TALK TO NEW YORK CITY'S CASSANDRA TANGWHO FOUND THAT THE CARD THAT WAS STILL IN HER WALLET HAD SOMEHOW BEEN USED TO TAKE OUT 200 DOLLARS AT AN ATM ACROSS TOWN SHE'D NEVER BEEN TO. (SOT-Cassandra Tang/Fraud Victim) We use our credit cards or debit cards or whatever every day and it's scary to know that (trim) my card could be compromised. HER CREDIT CARD COMPANY TOLD US SHE PROBABLY FELL VICTIM TO CARD SKIMMINGWHERE THIEVES GOT HER INFORMATION, THEN MADE A DUPLICATE CARD COMPLETE WITH NEW PIN NUMBER. FRAUD EXPERT SCOTT SCHOBER SAYS THAT IS NOW COMMON. THIEVES CAN SIMPLY SWIPE, USING SAY, A SMALL CARD READER - AND GO. (SOT- Scott Schober/, BVS CEO, Security Expert) I'll simply take this and swipe it, Now I just stole the information on your card. ONCE IT'S STOLEN, SCHOBER SHOWED US WHERE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION CAN WIND UP, ON THE "DARK NET".THE UNDERBELLY OF THE INTERNET. (Scott) as you scroll down you can start to see there's their phone number, their full address, (Anna): Full credit card number (scott) credit card number (Scott) with the pin, ATM pin number THERE IS SOMETHING CARD COMPANIES ARE MOVING TO: THE NEWER CARD TECHNOLOGY CALLED "CHIP AND PIN"A MORE SECURE CHIP IN THE CARD COMBINED WITH THE USE OF A PIN NUMBER. MANY EUROPEAN COUNTRIES PUT THAT IN PLACE YEARS AGO TO COMBAT FRAUD, AND SCHOBER SAYS, IT'S WORKINGBUT THE U-S IS YEARS BEHIND. (Scott) It's not just a little bit behind. It's embarrassingly behind. ANNA WERNER, CBS NEWS.

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Hot today, maybe hottest day of the summer. Cold front on Thursday with showers & t-storms, some possibly strong. Then a little cooler, less humid for Friday. Weekend not bad, chance for a few showers on Sat. Frontal system with better chance for showers come Monday & Tuesday. Temperatures stay a little below average.

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In less than a week -- UVM Medical Center will be welcoming moms to a brand new facility. Rose Spillman has more on how this new Unit -- will make delivery more comfortable for thousands of new mothers.

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Nicole Juiffre has delivered two children at the University of Vermont Medical Center, and in a matter of months she'll be delivering her third. (01:01:22 2956) ((Nicole Juiffre/Williston "I'm expecting December 2nd. Or we are expecting December 2nd." 01:01:26)) But this time around--Juiffre will be treated to a brand new--15.8 million dollar-- facility. The Glen and Rosemarie Wright Mother Baby Unit is complete with upgrades that officials say--were much needed. Larger--private rooms are just some of the highlights. (01:01:58 2956) ((Nicole Juiffre/Williston "I mean it's key. You've just had a baby, and you want it to be quiet, and to be able to just enjoy your new baby and your family, so it's absolutely key. We've lucked out. We've always had a single room, but now to have it set up this way is absolutely the way to go." 01:02:12)) The 22 new single rooms are nearly twice the size of the old ones that were more than 50 years old and they're equipped with Murphy beds that can be pulled down from the wall for guests. Doctors say one of the most important changes is that the bedrooms will be on the same floor as the delivery and nursery rooms. (01:05:35 2958) (( Ira Bernstein/UVM Chair of Dept. of Obsetrics Gynocology & Reproductive Sciences/Chief of Women's Health Care Service for UVm Med "Moms both before and after delivery, a nursery for normal newborns, a nursery to take care of complicated newborns, and a place to deliver, now they're all on the same floor in close proximity. It really facilitates both the transfer of both information and patients back and forth." 01:05:50)) Juiffre says she's looking forward to the new touch pads-- where mothers and guests can request specific help from staff members. (01:02:23 2956) ((Nicole Juiffre/Williston " I think that's really gonna help eliminate some of the interruptions, and when you're not getting much sleep and just had a baby, rest is really key. So for them to just show up with what you need is just really key. So that's great." 01:02:36)) Once mothers have checked out--there's also a new space for them to go if their babies aren't coming home right away. (00:46:45 2921) (( Eileen Whalen/President and COO of the UVM Med Center "We have what we call three "boarder" rooms. So they're actual hotel suites for mothers who have had to leave their babies here, and they've been discharged home, so that they can continue to bond and breastfeed their infants. So it's a very unique environment." 00:46:58)) The facility took just over a year to build, and doctors are hoping it will make the stay for mothers a much more enjoyable one. (01:09:00 2958) (( Ira Bernstein/UVM Chair of Dept. of Obsetrics Gynocology & Reproductive Sciences/Chief of Women's Health Care Service for UVm Med "Could help make all the transition easier, and really provide the kind of support that new moms need as you're making this transition to a new kind of exciting new life." 01:09:08)) ((RS Channel 3 News))

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In the headlines this Wednesday morning A brother and sister sentenced for fraud Hearings on Vermont health insurance rate hikes Plus-- why contaminated soil is showing up at Leddy Park

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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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The Green Mountain Care board will be taking public comments in Montpelier today -- on proposed health insurance rate hikes. Blue Cross Blue Shield and M-V-P -- the two carriers on the Vermont Health Exchange -- say a number of factors -- including medical and pharmacy costs -- prompted the rate requests. Officials say the hearings are a fine balance of trying to make sure the insurance carriers remain solvent -- and keeping rates affordable for Vermonters. Blue Cross -- which is expected to cover upwards of 73-thousand subscribers next year is asking for a 8.6- percent increase. MVP -- with only about 6-thousand subscribers -- is seeking a 2.4- percent increase. Despite the proposed increases, officials say the Health Exchange has started to bring down prices.

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((00:52:33 Al Gobeille/Green Mtn. Care Board "We saw rates from 12 to 15 percent for the last fifteen years, and so to have a rate that's in a two or in a seven would have been welcome news in 2005, so we can't suffer from what I call Health Reform Amnesia and we have to see what's really happening here.)) The Board has the option of approving, modifying or rejecting the rate hikes. A decision is expected in early August.

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After some technical troubles -- the server is back up and running this morning at the UVM Medical Center. The tech issues were around medical records. The electronic health system went down for more than four hours Tuesday afternoon. During that time, it could not update patient records and initially could not access them at all. Providers used paperwork -- and will enter patients information later.

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(01:14:05 2972) ((Mike Noble/ "And the important thing to note is that really patient care was not altered by this happening. You go to the down time processes which they do with paper. We do drills on this so people know what to do." 01:14:17)) Officials say it was an unusual occurrence, but that it wasn't the first time it had happened to the system. They say no information was lost or altered during the outage.

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A brother and sister have been sentenced for stealing from their dead mothers estate. 53-year-old Christopher (mc-gWIG-in) McGuigan of Rutland and his sister, 58-year-old Patricia Mertz of New York spent 180-thousand dollars from the Rupert estate on themselves -- instead of paying off their moms debt. The debt included nursing home and medical care after she died in 2009. The pair was sentenced for federal fraud and conspiracy -- and will spend several years in jail and must pay back more than 90-thousand dollars.

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A Burlington lawyer has been nominated -- to be a Vermont superior court judge. Governor Peter Shumlin nominated Tom Carlson -- to replace Judge Linda Levitt who has retired. Right now - Carlson works for the law firm of Langrock, Sperry and Wool. Carlson has served on the St. George Selectboard and Vermont Youth Orchestra Board - among others. Carlson currently lives in Hinesburg with his family.

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A contaminated pile of soil in Burlington will remain at Leddy Park -- for now. The city did work on the bike path -- and left over materials from the project were dropped in the parking lot. The Parks Department is waiting to move the dirt -- while testing is being done by local, state and federal agencies. They'll test the toxicity of the contaminated soil -- to figure out the safest way to dispose of it.

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(anchors introduce gary) Hot today, maybe hottest day of the summer. Cold front on Thursday with showers & t-storms, some possibly strong. Then a little cooler, less humid for Friday. Weekend not bad, chance for a few showers on Sat. Frontal system with better chance for showers come Monday & Tuesday. Temperatures stay a little below average.

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Today: Partly cloudy Slight chance for an isolated t-storm Highs: 85 to 92 Wind: SW 5 to 10 mph Tonight: Mostly clear Lows: 62 to 72 Wind: S 5 to 10 mph Thursday: Mix of sun & clouds Showers, t-storms, some possibly strong Highs: 83 to 90 Wind: S to W 5 to 15 mph Extended: Friday: Partly cloudy Not as hot or humid Lows: 58 to 65 Highs: 78 to 85 Saturday: Partly sunny Chance for a few showers Lows: 55 to 62 Highs: 75 to 82 Sunday: Partly cloudy Lows: 55 to 62 Highs: 75 to 82 Hyper-Extended: Monday: Partly sunny Chance for showers, t-storms Lows: 55 to 62 Highs: 75 to 82 Tuesday: Partly sunny Chance for showers, t-storms Lows: 55 to 62 Highs: 75 to 82

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((TRT: 1:49 ... OC: MIKE MCCUNE)) ((With three games left in their regular season, the Vermont Mountaineers need just one more win or one Sanford loss to lock up the NECBL's Northern Division championship. Last night, they took a step closer to that goal at home against the Valley Blue Sox. ---------------------- ---- the Mountaineers hosting the Valley Blue Sox at Rec Field on Skip's Birthday ... Mountaineers give Skip an early gift, 2nd inning..Kevin Stypulkowski lining this into left center ..Ridge Smith will score and it's 1-0 Vermont.. --- Mountaineers tied at two in the 4th and it's Stypulkowski delivering again, smoking this to right center...two runs will score...part of a three run frame... Vermont goes on to a 7-4 win, and combined with a loss by Laconia the team secured home field for at least the first round of the NECBL playoffs. ---------------------- -------- The all-star teams from Vermont and New Hampshire are at Castleton for training camp ahead of this Saturday's Shrine Game. Vermont is mired in a 14-game losing streak to the Granite State, including falling 42-6 a year ago at Dartmouth. This Saturday's game is at Castleton...and the Green Mountain seniors aren't focusing on the past, just playing hard this weekend. ---------------------- -------- (((Austin Robinson/"New Hampshire, obviously, they have a bunch of great football players, that's why they've been beating up on us so badly for the past 15 years. We're loving getting a chance to spend time with all these guys, but if we can get the win it would be icing on the cake and I think we can do that this year. It's going to be competitive."))) (((John Winslow/"We are pretty confident. We obviously know New Hampshire is a viable opponent and it certainly won't be an easy task, but I think we've made good progress ion the first 3 days of practice and if we keep rolling the way we are I think it will be good things come Saturday."))) ---------------------- -------- We'll have more from Shrine Camp, including a special connection between the Vermont team and the Shriners Hospital, coming up tonight at 6pm. With your sportswrap, I'm Mike McCune. ))

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This morning 3 Minute Wrap. Getting you up to speed every morning -- in just 3 minutes.

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Joyce Mitchell will spend between 2 and 7 years in prison -- after admitting her guilt. On Tuesday -- the prison employee who helped to killers escaped -- pleaded guilty to a felony charge of promoting prison contraband -- and a misdemeanor charge of criminal facilitation. Polcie say the 51-year-old provided hacksaw blades, chisels, a punch tool and a screwdriver that Richard Matt and David Sweat used to break out of the prison. She'll be formally sentenced on September 28th.

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A Mt. Holly woman has been hospitalized after police say she fell asleep at the wheel. Late last night, police say Paula Cole was headed South on Route 103 in Shrewsbury. It appears the 68-year-old fell asleep -- crossed the center line and side-swiped a car headed the other way. Her car kept going across the road -- and then crashed into a building at the John C. Stewart & Son Ford dealership. Cole was taken to the hospital for leg and chest injuries -- the driver of the other car was not injured.

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There has been an arrest after a shooting in Burlington .... The victim himself. But police say -- the shooter, is still at large. Burlington Police say Monday night a 31-year-old was shot in the leg outside JR's Corner Market convenience store. The unidentified man was take to UVM Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. He was released and taken into custody for a parole violation.

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(TC 00:28:39:16 Tile 4689) ((Dep. Chief Bruce Bovat/Burlington Police "First of all we promote foot patrols as much as we can throughout the city but this is a good time for us to get out and knock on doors while asking if anybody saw anything, but also answering their questions and trying to quell their fears." 00:28:50:25)) Burlington Police are still investigating -- but believe this was NOT a random act of violence. They have not identified a suspect.

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A state employee accused of selling heroin from work -- has pleaded not guilty -- and tells police, she's a recovering addict. Kacey Caprari works as a child support specialist in Bennington -- and according to court papers -- she admitted to selling heroin to people she met through her job. Police say transactions were made in the parking lot of the office complex. She denied the drug charges Tuesday -- and has been placed on UN-paid administrative leave. Caprari told police she started selling after becoming a heroin user two years ago. She now claims to be receiving methadone treatment.

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In less than a week -- UVM Medical Center will be welcoming moms to a brand new facility. Hospital officials say the 15.8 million dollar upgrade was much needed to provide mothers and their families the best care and privacy after delivery. There are 22 private rooms -- nearly double the size of previous spaces, and each room is equipped with a pull down "murphy bed" for guests to use.

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(01:09:00 2958) (( Ira Bernstein/UVM Chair of Dept. of Obstetrics Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences/Chief of Women's Health Care Service for UVm Med "Could help make all the transition easier, and really provide the kind of support that new moms need as you're making this transition to a new kind of exciting new life." 01:09:08)) The original rooms were built in the 1940s, and most housed two patients in a cramped space. The new facility opens August 4th.

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

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Hot today, maybe hottest day of the summer. Cold front on Thursday with showers & t-storms, some possibly strong. Then a little cooler, less humid for Friday. Weekend not bad, chance for a few showers on Sat. Frontal system with better chance for showers come Monday & Tuesday. Temperatures stay a little below average.

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Last time we had on Vermont Author Grannie Show -- we talked about book two in her Silas Series... Well Book three is now out! Good morning Grannie Snow thanks for being here. ((Last book -- we found out adorable little Silas is getting a sister -- what happens next?)) ((Could you read us a page from the new book?)) ((What is it about this silas series that you enjoy writing about?)) ((Will there be a 4th book??)) ((Who does the illustrations? And tell us about the watchful mouse.)) ((where can people get Silas and Opal Meet?))

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Quote: Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another.-- John Dewey Photo: Alan Baker

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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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After a three week manhunt that made worldwide headlines -- a former prison worker could spend up to 7 years behind bars for her role in the escape. Alex Apple was in court -- for when Joyce Mitchell pleaded guilty.

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From inmate supervisor to an inmate herself. ((In court: District Attorney Andrew Wylie 06:00 The defendant will enter a plea to the superior court information in full.)) Joyce Mitchell pleaded guilty to giving Richard Matt and David Sweat hacksaw blades and other tools -- to make their prison break from the Dannemora. A plea deal on two charges means the 51 year-old will get 2 to 7 years behind bars. She's eligible for parole after two. ((Joyce Mumbling NAT)) ((Judge Kevin Ryan 11:04 You knowingly and unlawfully introduced dangerous contraband into a detention facility.--Joyce Mitchell nods head)) (GFX) Also included in the plea deal -- Mitchell must pay a $6,000 fine. Give up her teaching assistant certificate in New York. And she must cooperate with the Inspector General's investigation at Clinton Correctional Facility. (end GFX) They want to know how inmates pulled off the escape. ((Stephen Johnston/Joyce Mitchell's Attorney 22:45 There was overwhelming evidence that she did what she admitted to today in court.)) Her attorney feared the case against the former prison seamstress would only get worse. ((Stephen Johnston/Joyce Mitchell's attorney 23:01 I was fearful of some additional charges so it seemed like the best thing to do.)) For accepting the deal -- the district attorney agreed to bring no further charges. ((Andrew Wylie/Clinton County District Attorney 04:37 Any other charges that we could file against her would be promoting prison contraband, conspiracy to commit murder of her husband Lyle Mitchell and sexual related charges.)) Investigators believe Mitchell discussed with the escapees a plot to kill her husband -- and help the two flee to West Virginia. But now -- Wylie says captured murderer David Sweat did not corroborate that murder plot. ((Andrew Wylie 13:50 We have evidence to support that charge. Whether that evidence would be supported beyond a reasonable doubt at trial is an issue.)) Mitchell left the courtroom teary-eyed. Her lawyer says she was blinded by the affection Richard Matt showered her with just before the escape. ((Stephen Johnston/Joyce Mitchell's attorney: 24:36 Matt got her to feeling good about herself, better than she had for a period of time, and she was swept off her feet a bit for a period, and then when she realized who she was dealing with, everything changed.)) Now just like the inmates she once helped escape -- Joyce Mitchell is off to jail. Alex Apple -- channel 3 news -- Plattsburgh

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There has been a drowning in New Hampshire. It happened in Lyman -- at Dodge Pond. Police say before 7 pm Tuesday -- residents found a female victim in her 70's. It's believed she was swimming alone in the pond. Until her family has been notified -- the victims name is not being released.

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A Mt. Holly woman has been hospitalized after police say she fell asleep at the wheel. Late last night, police say Paula Cole was headed South on Route 103 in Shrewsbury. It appears the 68-year-old fell asleep -- crossed the center line and side-swiped a car headed the other way. Her car kept going across the road -- and then crashed into a building at the John C. Stewart & Son Ford dealership. Cole was taken to the hospital for leg and chest injuries -- the driver of the other car was not injured.

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There has been an arrest after a shooting in Burlington .... The victim himself. But police say -- the shooter, is still at large. Logan Crawford reports.

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An alleged shooting in Burlington's North End has people who live and work there worried. (TC 00:02:41:23 Tile 4683) ((Leonard Prive/Burlington "Lot of times kids are on the street late hours of night. 10, 11 o'clock I've seen kids in this neighborhood." 00:02:51:01)) Police say Monday night a 31-year-old was shot in the leg outside JR's Corner Market convenience store. The unidentified victim was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Burlington Police believe this was NOT a random act of violence. (TC 00:15:57:22 Tile 4670) ((Logan Crawford/Burlington "Police say the shooting happened here on North Street in Burlington just feet from an elementary school and a playground where students are usually playing. No children were present at the time of the shooting, but it still raises concerns for parents, faculty, and staff who worry about the students' safety." 00:16:12:12)) (TC 00:06:21:03 Tile 4683) ((Charlene Pariseau/Sustainabilit y Academy "Probably a little more police patrol would be helpful. We are vigilant when we're on the playground, teachers are vigilant about watching the children. We have our doors constantly locked." 00:06:36:11)) Police say the victim has been released from UVM Medical Center and taken into custody for a parole violation. No other arrests have been made. Authorities are still searching for the shooting suspect -- and ask for the public's help. (TC 00:28:39:16 Tile 4689) ((Dep. Chief Bruce Bovat/Burlington Police "First of all we promote foot patrols as much as we can throughout the city but this is a good time for us to get out and knock on doors while asking if anybody saw anything, but also answering their questions and trying to quell their fears." 00:28:50:25)) Police are NOT saying why they don't think this was random. Or if the victim and shooter knew each other. And they haven't released the shooting victim's name. Logan Crawford, Channel 3 News, Burlington.

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A state employee accused of selling heroin from work -- has pleaded not guilty -- and tells police, she's a recovering addict. Kacey Caprari works as a child support specialist in Bennington -- and according to court papers -- she admitted to selling heroin to people she met through her job. Police say transactions were made in the parking lot of the office complex. She denied the drug charges Tuesday -- and has been placed on UN-paid administrative leave. The judge ruled she can no longer be on state property -- except for court appearances.

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(TC 00:06:34:18 Title 1231)((Erica Marthage/Bennington County State's Attorney: "people that work in this building are dedicated to creating a drug free environment. We all work very hard to work with the folks who are struggling with drug use and so this charge is --- these charges I believe are important." 00:06:49:12)) Caprari told police she started selling after becoming a heroin user two years ago. She now claims to be receiving methadone treatment.

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In less than a week -- UVM Medical Center will be welcoming moms to a brand new facility. Rose Spillman has more on how this new Unit -- will make delivery more comfortable for thousands of new mothers.

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Nicole Juiffre has delivered two children at the University of Vermont Medical Center, and in a matter of months she'll be delivering her third. (01:01:22 2956) ((Nicole Juiffre/Williston "I'm expecting December 2nd. Or we are expecting December 2nd." 01:01:26)) But this time around--Juiffre will be treated to a brand new--15.8 million dollar-- facility. The Glen and Rosemarie Wright Mother Baby Unit is complete with upgrades that officials say--were much needed. Larger--private rooms are just some of the highlights. (01:01:58 2956) ((Nicole Juiffre/Williston "I mean it's key. You've just had a baby, and you want it to be quiet, and to be able to just enjoy your new baby and your family, so it's absolutely key. We've lucked out. We've always had a single room, but now to have it set up this way is absolutely the way to go." 01:02:12)) The 22 new single rooms are nearly twice the size of the old ones that were more than 50 years old and they're equipped with Murphy beds that can be pulled down from the wall for guests. Doctors say one of the most important changes is that the bedrooms will be on the same floor as the delivery and nursery rooms. (01:05:35 2958) (( Ira Bernstein/UVM Chair of Dept. of Obsetrics Gynocology & Reproductive Sciences/Chief of Women's Health Care Service for UVm Med "Moms both before and after delivery, a nursery for normal newborns, a nursery to take care of complicated newborns, and a place to deliver, now they're all on the same floor in close proximity. It really facilitates both the transfer of both information and patients back and forth." 01:05:50)) Juiffre says she's looking forward to the new touch pads-- where mothers and guests can request specific help from staff members. (01:02:23 2956) ((Nicole Juiffre/Williston " I think that's really gonna help eliminate some of the interruptions, and when you're not getting much sleep and just had a baby, rest is really key. So for them to just show up with what you need is just really key. So that's great." 01:02:36)) Once mothers have checked out--there's also a new space for them to go if their babies aren't coming home right away. (00:46:45 2921) (( Eileen Whalen/President and COO of the UVM Med Center "We have what we call three "boarder" rooms. So they're actual hotel suites for mothers who have had to leave their babies here, and they've been discharged home, so that they can continue to bond and breastfeed their infants. So it's a very unique environment." 00:46:58)) The facility took just over a year to build, and doctors are hoping it will make the stay for mothers a much more enjoyable one. (01:09:00 2958) (( Ira Bernstein/UVM Chair of Dept. of Obsetrics Gynocology & Reproductive Sciences/Chief of Women's Health Care Service for UVm Med "Could help make all the transition easier, and really provide the kind of support that new moms need as you're making this transition to a new kind of exciting new life." 01:09:08)) ((RS Channel 3 News))

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(anchors introduce gary) Hot today, maybe hottest day of the summer. Cold front on Thursday with showers & t-storms, some possibly strong. Then a little cooler, less humid for Friday. Weekend not bad, chance for a few showers on Sat. Frontal system with better chance for showers come Monday & Tuesday. Temperatures stay a little below average.

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Today: Partly cloudy Slight chance for an isolated t-storm Highs: 85 to 92 Wind: SW 5 to 10 mph Tonight: Mostly clear Lows: 62 to 72 Wind: S 5 to 10 mph Thursday: Mix of sun & clouds Showers, t-storms, some possibly strong Highs: 83 to 90 Wind: S to W 5 to 15 mph Extended: Friday: Partly cloudy Not as hot or humid Lows: 58 to 65 Highs: 78 to 85 Saturday: Partly sunny Chance for a few showers Lows: 55 to 62 Highs: 75 to 82 Sunday: Partly cloudy Lows: 55 to 62 Highs: 75 to 82 Hyper-Extended: Monday: Partly sunny Chance for showers, t-storms Lows: 55 to 62 Highs: 75 to 82 Tuesday: Partly sunny Chance for showers, t-storms Lows: 55 to 62 Highs: 75 to 82

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The NFL players association will reportedly file an appeal on behalf of Tom Brady today -- seeking an injunction to try to keep the star quarterback on the field. Wendy Gillette explains why.

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(pkg) Tom Brady is expected to report to the start of Patriots training camp today...as the ongoing deflate-gate saga continues to unfold. On Tuesday -- the NFL rejected Brady's appeal and upheld his four-game suspension. The league cited evidence the star quarterback asked his assistant to destroy his cell phone, along with thousands of text messages -- that investigators wanted to see as part of its probe. Brady told the league that he routinely recycles his phone. Football fans are weighing in: (SOT MOS Fan) I would have given him one of two games, I don't know about four, but I think it's fair. (SOT MOS Fan) I think they're making a huge mistake. I think Brady wins this. that's my opinion. The decision sets up a legal battle pitting the NFL against the NFL players association. In a statement - the NFLPA said -quote - The NFL had no procedures in place until two days ago to test air pressure in footballs. (Sot Sean Gregory/Senior Writer, Time magazine) If the NFL thought that deflating footballs was such a competitive advantage why did they give the balls to the team's in the first place//and watch over the balls. Unless Brady is victorious in court -- the next time he'll be eligible to play is october...when the Patriots take on the Indianapolis Colts... The same team the Patriots defeated in the AFC Championship game using what the NFL says were deflated balls. Wendy Gillette for CBS news.

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A first-of-its-kind surgery has been completed in Philadelphia. Eight-year-old Zion Harvey was happy to show off his new hands -- weeks after the historic transplant. Zion had a sepsis infection when he was two-years-old. To save his life, doctors amputated his arms and legs and he had a liver transplant. After only a few weeks on the transplant waiting list, an unidentified donor was found through gift of life. It will take months of intense therapy before Zion can start to feel and use his new hands.

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Officials say someone abandoned a live crocodile in a crowded parking lot in long island. An anonymous caller alerted officials at about 11 a-m Tuesday. The croc was about three feet long and under 10 pounds, but it still took an animal control supervisor 10 minutes to fully restrain it. An investigation is underway to find out who let the animal loose.

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A recent study shows someone falls victim to identity fraud every two seconds. Many times thieves are getting the card number out of your wallet. Anna Werner reports from New York.

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IF YOU THINK YOU PROTECT YOUR CREDIT CARD INFORMATION, YOU SHOULD TALK TO NEW YORK CITY'S CASSANDRA TANGWHO FOUND THAT THE CARD THAT WAS STILL IN HER WALLET HAD SOMEHOW BEEN USED TO TAKE OUT 200 DOLLARS AT AN ATM ACROSS TOWN SHE'D NEVER BEEN TO. (SOT-Cassandra Tang/Fraud Victim) We use our credit cards or debit cards or whatever every day and it's scary to know that (trim) my card could be compromised. HER CREDIT CARD COMPANY TOLD US SHE PROBABLY FELL VICTIM TO CARD SKIMMINGWHERE THIEVES GOT HER INFORMATION, THEN MADE A DUPLICATE CARD COMPLETE WITH NEW PIN NUMBER. FRAUD EXPERT SCOTT SCHOBER SAYS THAT IS NOW COMMON. THIEVES CAN SIMPLY SWIPE, USING SAY, A SMALL CARD READER - AND GO. (SOT- Scott Schober/, BVS CEO, Security Expert) I'll simply take this and swipe it, Now I just stole the information on your card. ONCE IT'S STOLEN, SCHOBER SHOWED US WHERE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION CAN WIND UP, ON THE "DARK NET".THE UNDERBELLY OF THE INTERNET. (Scott) as you scroll down you can start to see there's their phone number, their full address, (Anna): Full credit card number (scott) credit card number (Scott) with the pin, ATM pin number THERE IS SOMETHING CARD COMPANIES ARE MOVING TO: THE NEWER CARD TECHNOLOGY CALLED "CHIP AND PIN"A MORE SECURE CHIP IN THE CARD COMBINED WITH THE USE OF A PIN NUMBER. MANY EUROPEAN COUNTRIES PUT THAT IN PLACE YEARS AGO TO COMBAT FRAUD, AND SCHOBER SAYS, IT'S WORKINGBUT THE U-S IS YEARS BEHIND. (Scott) It's not just a little bit behind. It's embarrassingly behind. ANNA WERNER, CBS NEWS.

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Hot today, maybe hottest day of the summer. Cold front on Thursday with showers & t-storms, some possibly strong. Then a little cooler, less humid for Friday. Weekend not bad, chance for a few showers on Sat. Frontal system with better chance for showers come Monday & Tuesday. Temperatures stay a little below average.

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Scientists have discovered a link between common medications and serious falls. But first, how a phone call, can help people with diabetes. Eboni Williams has those stories and more.

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TRT: 1:09 Package: adults with diabetes who live in cities can better manage their blood sugar with a call from a counselor. that's according to New York City researchers who tracked nearly a thousand diabetics in the South Bronx. Patients who received calls recommending the importance of medication, exercising and healthy eating significantly lowered their blood sugar levels. (wipe vo) Irish researchers say older men who take a type of medication known as anti-cholinergics (caulon-ER -gics) are twice as likely to fall and get injured. Doctors often prescribe anti-cholinergics to older people for bladder problems, depression and respiratory issues. The medication can interrupt communication between nerve cells in the brain. (wipe vo) And probiotics like those found in yogurt may improve behavioral symptoms in patients with chronic inflammatory diseases. Canadian researchers studied mice with liver inflammation and found those given probiotics were more likely stay around other mice. People with chronic inflammatory diseases often experience fatigue, depression and withdraw from society. Those are some of today's top health stories. Eboni Williams, CBS News, New York.

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In the headlines this Wednesday morning A brother and sister sentenced for fraud Hearings on Vermont health insurance rate hikes Plus-- why contaminated soil is showing up at Leddy Park

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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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The Green Mountain Care board will be taking public comments in Montpelier today -- on proposed health insurance rate hikes. Blue Cross Blue Shield and M-V-P -- the two carriers on the Vermont Health Exchange -- say a number of factors -- including medical and pharmacy costs -- prompted the rate requests. Officials say the hearings are a fine balance of trying to make sure the insurance carriers remain solvent -- and keeping rates affordable for Vermonters. Blue Cross -- which is expected to cover upwards of 73-thousand subscribers next year is asking for a 8.6- percent increase. MVP -- with only about 6-thousand subscribers -- is seeking a 2.4- percent increase. Despite the proposed increases, officials say the Health Exchange has started to bring down prices.

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((00:52:33 Al Gobeille/Green Mtn. Care Board "We saw rates from 12 to 15 percent for the last fifteen years, and so to have a rate that's in a two or in a seven would have been welcome news in 2005, so we can't suffer from what I call Health Reform Amnesia and we have to see what's really happening here.)) The Board has the option of approving, modifying or rejecting the rate hikes. A decision is expected in early August.

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After some technical troubles -- the server is back up and running this morning at the UVM Medical Center. The tech issues were around medical records. The electronic health system went down for more than four hours Tuesday afternoon. During that time, it could not update patient records and initially could not access them at all. Providers used paperwork -- and will enter patients information later.

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(01:14:05 2972) ((Mike Noble/ "And the important thing to note is that really patient care was not altered by this happening. You go to the down time processes which they do with paper. We do drills on this so people know what to do." 01:14:17)) Officials say it was an unusual occurrence, but that it wasn't the first time it had happened to the system. They say no information was lost or altered during the outage.

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A brother and sister have been sentenced for stealing from their dead mothers estate. 53-year-old Christopher (mc-gWIG-in) McGuigan of Rutland and his sister, 58-year-old Patricia Mertz of New York spent 180-thousand dollars from the Rupert estate on themselves -- instead of paying off their moms debt. The debt included nursing home and medical care after she died in 2009. The pair was sentenced for federal fraud and conspiracy -- and will spend several years in jail and must pay back more than 90-thousand dollars.

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A Burlington lawyer has been nomited -- to be a Vermont superior court judge. Governor Peter Shumlin nominated Tom Carlson -- to replace Judge Linda Levitt who has retired. Right now - Carlson works for the law firm of Langrock, Sperry and Wool. Carlson has served on the St. George Selectboard and Vermont Youth Orchestra Board - among others. Carlson currently lives in Hinesburg with his family.

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A contaminated pile of soil in Burlington will remain at Leddy Park -- for now. The city did work on the bike path -- and left over materials from the project were dropped in the parking lot. The Parks Department is waiting to move the dirt -- while testing is being done by local, state and federal agencies. They'll test the toxicity of the contaminated soil -- to figure out the safest way to dispose of it.

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(anchors introduce gary) Hot today, maybe hottest day of the summer. Cold front on Thursday with showers & t-storms, some possibly strong. Then a little cooler, less humid for Friday. Weekend not bad, chance for a few showers on Sat. Frontal system with better chance for showers come Monday & Tuesday. Temperatures stay a little below average.

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Today: Partly cloudy Slight chance for an isolated t-storm Highs: 85 to 92 Wind: SW 5 to 10 mph Tonight: Mostly clear Lows: 62 to 72 Wind: S 5 to 10 mph Thursday: Mix of sun & clouds Showers, t-storms, some possibly strong Highs: 83 to 90 Wind: S to W 5 to 15 mph Extended: Friday: Partly cloudy Not as hot or humid Lows: 58 to 65 Highs: 78 to 85 Saturday: Partly sunny Chance for a few showers Lows: 55 to 62 Highs: 75 to 82 Sunday: Partly cloudy Lows: 55 to 62 Highs: 75 to 82 Hyper-Extended: Monday: Partly sunny Chance for showers, t-storms Lows: 55 to 62 Highs: 75 to 82 Tuesday: Partly sunny Chance for showers, t-storms Lows: 55 to 62 Highs: 75 to 82

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The so-called Presidential Seflie girls - have crossed another candidate off their list. Emma and Addy Nozell (no-zel) took this photo with Hillary Clinton Tuesday as she campaigned in southern New Hampshire. Adam Sullivan introduced us to the pair from Merrimack last week. They have been traveling to first-in-the-nation campaign events since they were little girls. This year they decided to turn campaign season into a hunt - for selfies. So far they have snapped pics with EVERY major candidate -- except for Bernie Sanders. But -- that may happen soon. Sanders is making several stops in the Granite State this weekend.

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A new Dr. Seuss book is hitting the shelves -- more than two decades after his death. It's called "What Pet Should I Get?". Seuss' wife found the text and illustrations for the book soon after his death. They were rediscovered a couple years ago. His real name was Theodor (Guy-sull) Geisel -- and he went to Dartmouth. He wrote and illustrated more than 40 childrens books in his lifetime. A Seuss expert believes the new book was the inspiration for "One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish."

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((Donald Pease/Dartmouth College: "it renews Dr. Seuss for a new generation by way of a newly discovered old book that also re-animates our desire to learn more about the creative imagination that made him possible.")) (Guy-sull) Geisel began using the name Seuss while at Dartmouth-- before graduating in 1925. He passed away in 1991.

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((TRT: 1:49 ... OC: MIKE MCCUNE)) ((With three games left in their regular season, the Vermont Mountaineers need just one more win or one Sanford loss to lock up the NECBL's Northern Division championship. Last night, they took a step closer to that goal at home against the Valley Blue Sox. ---------------------- ---- the Mountaineers hosting the Valley Blue Sox at Rec Field on Skip's Birthday ... Mountaineers give Skip an early gift, 2nd inning..Kevin Stypulkowski lining this into left center ..Ridge Smith will score and it's 1-0 Vermont.. --- Mountaineers tied at two in the 4th and it's Stypulkowski delivering again, smoking this to right center...two runs will score...part of a three run frame... Vermont goes on to a 7-4 win, and combined with a loss by Laconia the team secured home field for at least the first round of the NECBL playoffs. ---------------------- -------- The all-star teams from Vermont and New Hampshire are at Castleton for training camp ahead of this Saturday's Shrine Game. Vermont is mired in a 14-game losing streak to the Granite State, including falling 42-6 a year ago at Dartmouth. This Saturday's game is at Castleton...and the Green Mountain seniors aren't focusing on the past, just playing hard this weekend. ---------------------- -------- (((Austin Robinson/"New Hampshire, obviously, they have a bunch of great football players, that's why they've been beating up on us so badly for the past 15 years. We're loving getting a chance to spend time with all these guys, but if we can get the win it would be icing on the cake and I think we can do that this year. It's going to be competitive."))) (((John Winslow/"We are pretty confident. We obviously know New Hampshire is a viable opponent and it certainly won't be an easy task, but I think we've made good progress ion the first 3 days of practice and if we keep rolling the way we are I think it will be good things come Saturday."))) ---------------------- -------- We'll have more from Shrine Camp, including a special connection between the Vermont team and the Shriners Hospital, coming up tonight at 6pm. With your sportswrap, I'm Mike McCune. ))

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Hot today, maybe hottest day of the summer. Cold front on Thursday with showers & t-storms, some possibly strong. Then a little cooler, less humid for Friday. Weekend not bad, chance for a few showers on Sat. Frontal system with better chance for showers come Monday & Tuesday. Temperatures stay a little below average.

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When a firearm is used during a crime -- it's loaded with clues. Jennfier Costa met the Vermont woman -- whose odd job -- is all about making connection.

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((KW 00:42:20 "Determining how far the gun was from the target. we can do that.")) 26-year-old Kendra Wilbur is passionate about guns. She grew up shooting, hunting -- and respecting firearms. ((KW with gun 00:34:54 "The first thing you do is you safety check. So you make sure the chamber is empty.")) Now it's her job to connect these weapons to violent crimes. She's the state's only forensic firearms examiner. And says -- every gun is LOADED... with clues. ((Kendra Wilbur/Firearms Examiner 00:05:50 "The testimony that we give and the work that we do helps the police understand what happened so they can continue on with their investigation.")) Every time a gun -- kills or seriously injures -- someone in Vermont -- it ends up here -- at the Vermont Forensic Lab in Waterbury. Wilbur and her boss -- processed 115 firearms last year. ((KW 00:40:51 "This is the water tank. This is where we fire into 90% of the time.")) When police recover guns from crime scenes -- they eventually end up in Wilbur's hands -- for test fires. ((NATS 00:48:14 shooting)) Water slows the bullet -- trapping it in the tank. ((KW 00:49:39 "my high tech stick")) Wilbur fishes it out -- then heads to her microscope. ((KW 00:25:51 "we don't just look at the one grove, we look all the way around the bullet.")) The high powered scope gives her a 3-dimensional view -- so she can compare -- markings on an evidence bullet -- with that of her test fire. ((KW 00:24:20 "pretty much it's a fingerprint of the firearm.")) Firearms examination is a competitive field -- with few job openings. Wilbur snagged a rare position -- at this lab -- weeks after getting her masters degree in forensic science. Three years later -- she's worked at more than 100 cases. ((Kendra Wilbur/Firearms Examiner 00:01:23 "i just wanted to apply what I know to law enforcement.")) Last year -- 60 percent of her cases were suicides. The rest centered on illegal hunting investigations and officers involved shootings. ((Kendra Wilbur/Firearms Examiner 00:07:55 "I can tell you right now none if us are Abby from NCIS.)) Unlike Hollywood's portrayal of CSI labs -- she says crimes are not solved in 60 minutes. A firearms identification can take 2 hours to 2 days -- depending on the accompanying evidence. And some criminals TRY to make her job harder -- by filing off a gun's serial number. ((KW 00:44:00 "so there's nothing there." JC: No number.")) But a magnet -- and a squirt of this metallic solution -- prove the amateur move -- to conceal the gun's identity -- is no match for Wilbur's skills. ((KW 00:25:38 "they're pretty inventive and we have to be just as inventive.")) A Vermont scientist -- using her odd job ... ((NATS - firing gun)) ...to pull the trigger on proof police need to solve gun crimes. JC CH 3 News Waterbury.

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Joyce Mitchell will spend between 2 and 7 years in prison -- after admitting her guilt. On Tuesday -- the prison employee who helped to killers escaped -- pleaded guilty to a felony charge of promoting prison contraband -- and a misdemeanor charge of criminal facilitation. Polcie say the 51-year-old provided hacksaw blades, chisels, a punch tool and a screwdriver that Richard Matt and David Sweat used to break out of the prison. She'll be formally sentenced on September 28th.

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There has been a drowning in New Hampshire. It happened in Lyman -- at Dodge Pond. Police say before 7 pm Tuesday -- residents found a female victim in her 70's. It's believed she was swimming alone in the pond. Until her family has been notified -- the victims name is not being released.

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A Mt. Holly woman has been hospitalized after police say she fell asleep at the wheel. Late last night, police say Paula Cole was headed South on Route 103 in Shrewsbury. It appears the 68-year-old fell asleep -- crossed the center line and side-swiped a car headed the other way. Her car kept going across the road -- and then crashed into a building at the John C. Stewart & Son Ford dealership. Cole was taken to the hospital for leg and chest injuries -- the driver of the other car was not injured.

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The search for a missing Andover woman enters day two. Vermont State police say 57-year-old Lynn Perry reportedly walked away from her home in Andover sometime after midnight Tuesday night. Police say her family is concerned because she suffers from Alzheimer's. Perry is described as five-foot-five, 140-pounds. And was last seen wearing blue pajamas -- and no shoes. If you've seen her, you're asked to call state police in Rockingham.

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A Burlington lawyer has been nominated -- to be a Vermont superior court judge. Governor Peter Shumlin nominated Tom Carlson -- to replace Judge Linda Levitt who has retired. Right now - Carlson works for the law firm of Langrock, Sperry and Wool. Carlson has served on the St. George Selectboard and Vermont Youth Orchestra Board - among others. Carlson currently lives in Hinesburg with his family.

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In less than a week -- UVM Medical Center will be welcoming moms to a brand new facility. Hospital officials say the 15.8 million dollar upgrade was much needed to provide mothers and their families the best care and privacy after delivery. There are 22 private rooms -- nearly double the size of previous spaces, and each room is equipped with a pull down "murphy bed" for guests to use.

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(01:09:00 2958) (( Ira Bernstein/UVM Chair of Dept. of Obstetrics Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences/Chief of Women's Health Care Service for UVm Med "Could help make all the transition easier, and really provide the kind of support that new moms need as you're making this transition to a new kind of exciting new life." 01:09:08)) The original rooms were built in the 1940s, and most housed two patients in a cramped space. The new facility opens August 4th.

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Hot today, maybe hottest day of the summer. Cold front on Thursday with showers & t-storms, some possibly strong. Then a little cooler, less humid for Friday. Weekend not bad, chance for a few showers on Sat. Frontal system with better chance for showers come Monday & Tuesday. Temperatures stay a little below average.

-------- The 7:56 News Scripts Follow ------------

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Joyce Mitchell will spend between 2 and 7 years in prison -- after admitting her guilt. On Tuesday -- the prison employee who helped to killers escaped -- pleaded guilty to a felony charge of promoting prison contraband -- and a misdemeanor charge of criminal facilitation. Polcie say the 51-year-old provided hacksaw blades, chisels, a punch tool and a screwdriver that Richard Matt and David Sweat used to break out of the prison. She'll be formally sentenced on September 28th.

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A brother and sister have been sentenced for stealing from their dead mothers estate. 53-year-old Christopher (mc-gWIG-in) McGuigan of Rutland and his sister, 58-year-old Patricia Mertz of New York spent 180-thousand dollars from the Rupert estate on themselves -- instead of paying off their moms debt. The debt included nursing home and medical care after she died in 2009. The pair was sentenced for federal fraud and conspiracy -- and will spend several years in jail and must pay back more than 90-thousand dollars.

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A state employee accused of selling heroin from work -- has pleaded not guilty -- and tells police, she's a recovering addict. Kacey Caprari works as a child support specialist in Bennington -- and according to court papers -- she admitted to selling heroin to people she met through her job. Police say transactions were made in the parking lot of the office complex. She denied the drug charges Tuesday -- and has been placed on UN-paid administrative leave. The judge ruled she can no longer be on state property -- except for court appearances.

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(TC 00:06:34:18 Title 1231)((Erica Marthage/Bennington County State's Attorney: "people that work in this building are dedicated to creating a drug free environment. We all work very hard to work with the folks who are struggling with drug use and so this charge is --- these charges I believe are important." 00:06:49:12)) Caprari told police she started selling after becoming a heroin user two years ago. She now claims to be receiving methadone treatment.

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Hot today, maybe hottest day of the summer. Cold front on Thursday with showers & t-storms, some possibly strong. Then a little cooler, less humid for Friday. Weekend not bad, chance for a few showers on Sat. Frontal system with better chance for showers come Monday & Tuesday. Temperatures stay a little below average.


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