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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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The dust has settled on most of the day's primary election contests. Without presidential candidates at the top of the ballot this year, we have reports of low turnout from across the state. With about three quarters of results in, only about 27-thousand Vermonters cast ballots. Those who did go to the polls chose a challenger to Gov. Peter Shumlin. In a couple of races, the results are in, but not known.

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Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin says he won't begin campaigning until Labor Day, he still cruised to an easy victory Tuesday over fringe candidate H. Brooke Paige. In a statement, he called serving as the state's governor the greatest privilege of his life. The Associated Press called the race to be his Republican Challenger for Scott Milne of Pomfret early in the night. Scott now goes from favorite in his party primary to the underdog in the general election. He says a primary challenge helps his November campaign.

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(NO SUPER, PHONER GFX) ((2:46 - :54 - Scott Milne - Republican for Governor it's good for me and I think it's going to give me a better opportunity to be the first person to knock off an incumbent Governor in Vermont in 52 years ))

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The state's lone U.S. congressman Peter Welch did not face a primary challenger and secured almost 99 percent of all votes for the Democratic nomination. He's been in office since 2007.

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Three candidates competed for the right to oppose him on the ballot as a Republican. With about three quarters of the votes tallied, Mark Donka of Hartford holds a razor-thin lead. Regardless of who prevails, none of the candidates are expected to pose any threat to the incumbent Welch.

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Republican incumbent Lieutenant Governor Phil Scott did not face a challenger from his own party -- securing more than 11-thousand votes. Progressive challenger Dean Corren won his party's nomination for the position but with about one percent of that total. It appears Corren -- who also sought the Democratic endorsement -- successfully convinced his supporters to vote on that party's ballot. Voters who chose that ballot wrote-in more than 43-hundred times. It may not be clear how they voted though for a few more days. We'll have updates from more races across the state -- coming up later in the show.

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The man accused of killing a Shelburne toddler -- could soon walk free. New information from the medical examiner in the death of two year old Aiden Haskins--has the defense claiming 26-year-old Joshua Blow -- may not have been responsible for the child's death. The report reveals the fatal injuries -- happened days to weeks -- before Haskins was found unresponsive at his home. Blow admitted to being the only one with the toddler the day he died. He was arrested and charged with second degree murder. The Judge wants the state to provide more testimony on why there's still probable cause -- to charge Blow with murder. That hearing -- will be next week.

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((00:12:36 Susan Hardin/State " the babys mother and the grandparents deny any responsibility for hurting this child or having any explanation for the childs injury and trauma." 00:12:44)) ((00:18:44 Sally Adams "At this point the state is saying we have a person in custody, we think it might be him, we don't really know who it is. There were all these people who were caring for Aiden and supervising him, during this period of time. They all claim they didn't cause these injuries, so therefore it must be Mr. Blow."00:19:02)) The Judge wants the state to present more testimony on why there's still probable cause -- to charge Blow with murder. That hearing -- will be next week.

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(anchors introduce gary) Local temps: mainly 60s, some low 70s, but a few 50s east NE clouds: band of clouds moving N to S with weak cold front NE temps/radar: lots of 60s, some low 70s south & west. Just a few showers with that front. U.S. Clouds/radar: Weak front moving through northeast. Hurricane Cristobal moving north, then out to sea. Forecast clouds/precip: maybe a shower, t-storm today, mainly south. Then clearing & cooler next couple of days.

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Today: Partly sunny Chance for a shower, t-storm Highs: 77 to 84 Wind: S to NW 5 to 15 mph Tonight: Partly cloudy Patchy fog Lows: 48 to 58 Wind: Light Thursday: Partly cloudy Cooler Highs: 65 to 72 Wind: NNW 10 to 15 mph Extended: Friday: Mostly sunny Lows: 40s Highs: 68 to 75 Saturday: Partly sunny Chance for showers, t-storms, mainly late Turning more humid Lows: 50s Highs: 75 to 82 Sunday: Mostly cloudy Showers, t-storms Lows: 60s Highs: 75 to 82 Hyper-Extended: Monday: Labor Day Showers early Some clearing late Lows: 60s Highs: 70s Tuesday: Partly sunny Chance for showers, t-storms Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 75 to 82

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An American fighting with the islamic terror group in Syria -- has been killed. Anne Marie green has that story and more in today's worldwatch.

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U.S. OFFICIALS HAVE CONFIRMED THE DEATH OF A SUSPECTED AMERICAN JIHADIST IN SYRIA. THEY BELIEVE 33-YEAR-OLD DOUGLAS McAUTHUR (mick -ah-thur) MCCAIN WAS FIGHTING WITH THE ISLAMIC TERROR GROUP, ISIS, WHEN HE WAS KILLED OVER THE WEEKEND. THE ORGANIZATION IS ALSO BELIEVED TO BE HOLDING AN AMERICAN FEMALE AID WORKER IN SYRIA. U.S. MILITARY SURVEILLANCE FLIGHTS ARE REPORTEDLY UNDERWAY OVER SYRIA -- A MOVE AUTHORIZIED BY PRESIDENT OBAMA THAT COULD POTENTIALLY LEAD TO AIRSTRIKES AGAINT ISIS. A CEASEFIRE DEAL BETWEEN ISRAEL AND HAMAS APPEARS TO BE HOLDING STRONG. THE OPEN-ENDED DEAL ANNOUNCED TUESDAY WAS BROKERED BY EGYPT AND CAME AFTER SEVEN WEEKS OF FIGHTING...THAT CLAIMED OVER 2-THOUSAND LIVES. ISRAEL AGREED TO OPEN CROSSINGS ON ITS BORDER TO EASE DELIVERY OF HUMANITARIAN AID INTO GAZA. PALESTINIANS WILL BE ALLOWED TO FISH UP TO SIX NAUTICAL MILES FROM THE COAST. INDIRECT TALKS, ON MORE COMPLEX ISSUES, COULD TO TAKE PLACE IN CAIRO A MONTH FROM NOW. AND, A SAINT LOUIS COUNTY GRAND JURY WILL HEAR MORE EVIDENCE TODAY IN THE CASE INVOLVING THE SHOOTING DEATH OF MICHAEL BROWN. BROWN WAS SHOT AND KILLED DURING AN ALTERCATION WITH POLICE OFFICER, DARREN WILSON, MORE THAN TWO WEEKS AGO. THE GRAND JURY WILL DECIDE WHETHER OFFICER WILSON COMMITTED A CRIME DURING THE INCIDENT, WHICH SPARKED NATIONWIDE PROTESTS. THE FBI IS ALSO INVESTIGATING BROWN'S DEATH. THOSE ARE SOME OF THE DAY'S TOP STORIES. I'M ANNE-MARIE GREEN, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.

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A journalist with Vermont ties -- held hostage in Syria for two years -- is back on U-S Soil. Islamic rebels released American freelance journalist -- Peter Theo Curtis -- Monday. He arrived in Boston last night. According to family members Curtis had been held by an al-Qaida's affiliate after his abduction near the Syria-Turkey border in 2012.

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((Nancy Curtis/Mother of Peter Curtis "Everybody has been so supportive and we really appreciate it. We have tremendous support from people that we know, people that we didn't know before but we now know, and all sorts of people behind the scenes that we may never know their names, but we're really grateful.")) Curtis who also goes under the pen name -- Theo Padnos -- is a Middlebury College graduate and former Vermont resident.

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Here's a reason you might want to be careful where you leave your keys.... Cyber locksmiths are popping up online and in app stores -- allow you to get keys made wihtout having to go to the hardware store. Sounds good if you like the convenience -- but bad if someone else gets a hold of your keys -- and can get into your home. All it takes -- are two quick photos on a camera phone -- and a duplicate of your key is milled and mailed. The company stresses that they won't take pictures that look like a passerby snapped the photo of a key from a distance... But they say some good advice, is always knowing who has your key.

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After two cardiac arrests -- Vahl-dell-úcio De Oliveria was pronounced dead in a Salvadorian hospital. But two hours later, the 54-year-old was found to be alive. The thing is -- he was already in the morgue -- inside a body bag. The hospital is investigating how this happened -- the man is still hospitalized.

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Cramped quarters -- lack of leg room -- noisy neighbors... There are many reasons flying can an uncomfortable experience. Over the weekend -- a fight broke out aboard a flight -- over, what some consider, the right to recline. A United Flight was traveling from Neward to Denver -- when a 47-year man attached this device to the seat of a 48-year-old woman infront of him. It's called the "Knee defender" -- and when it's put on the arms of a tray table -- it prevents a seat from reclining. The woman who couldn't put her seat down -- got so upset they got into an argument -- and eventually she threw her cup of water in his face. The flight was diverted to Chichago -- where both passengers were kicked off. The knee defenders have been around for years -- but the F-A-A says it discourages it's use.

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Almanac: Hot & dry again yesterday Temps in 80s & 90s: Been a warm summer - lots of 80s, but not really that many 90s NE clouds: band of clouds moving N to S with weak cold front NE temps/radar: lots of 60s, some low 70s south & west. Just a few showers with that front.

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Multiple buildings -- in Barre -- have gone up in flames -- all just in the last month. After the fourth one early Monday morning -- state police are involved in the search for a possible serial arsonist. Alexei Rubenstein reports.

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The Reynold's House on South Main Street was a charred mess Tuesday morning -- as state fire investigators sifted through the debris for clues. ((28:58 Doris Marsha/Neighbor "What I could see was just big flames coming up from the top of the roof over there.)) Like three other arsons this month -- The former Bed and Breakfast was unoccupied -- It had also just been sold to new owners. ((NATS)) Meanwhile -- Just up the hill, on Woodland Drive -- Damian Barnett is trying to come to grips with the suspicious fire that broke out in his families car port around 4 a.m. Tuesday. ((38:55 Damian Barnett/Fire Victim "It scares the crap out of me because there was a chance of me not even coming home last night. ((39:06 I think about that as if I wouldn't have come home would my mom have heard it, would my stepfather have heard it and literally on the other side of this wall is the two bedrooms.)) While the blaze is considered suspicious -- Officials say it does NOT appear to be linked to the other arsons. But they say the fire in a occupied home -- raises the stakes. ((21:58 Chief Tim Bombardier/Barre City Fire Dept. "Something that started in a building could take out a neighborhood. Something that started in a block downtown that was meant to be a small fire that somebody loses control of --could take out a block and the fact that you cant take it back -- that scares me.)) Stretched thin -- Barre's mayor reached out overnight to state officials for help. (( 14:33 Keith Flynn/Vt. Public Safety Cmsr. "This subjects Innocent citizens of the town of barre the city of barre to harm - that's needless. This subjects firefighters to needles harm and needless risk.)) Tuesdays fires bring the total number of suspected arsons this month to five. ((GRFX)) on August 3rd, a vacant apartment on North Seminary Street went up in flames. Just days later, a storage building was torched on Williams Lane. And exactly a week ago Buzzi's (Bootsy's) Garage on Farwell St. was hit. And then last nights fires on South Main and Woodland. ((FIle 11-28-12 )) Damian Barnett is no stranger to tragedy -- two years ago, he and family watched in shock -- as the the log home he built burn to the ground just before Christmas. ((FILE 11-28-12 "You don't think about anything. You don't about the belongings. People say that's what you think about, but you don't," "I never once thought about going to grab a picture of the kids.")) As for the Reynold's House -- The Turn-of-the-Century building is considered a treasure of Barre's past -- a tragedy of another sort... ((43:37 Karen Lane/Barre Historical Society "It does feel like a tragedy.)) ((43:58 Its hard for me to fathom the reason why someone would want to take history into their own hands and destroy it in that way, because it just take the heart out of the community.)) State and local officials say they plan to increase the number of overnight patrols and detectives working the case -- they also urge residents to immediately report any suspicious activities. Alexei Rubenstein -- Channel 3 News -- Barre

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Suspected Arson-- Norton police investigate an office fire... Rutland police arrest two men in an assault and robbery... And authorities rule out drugs and alcohol in serious crash...

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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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Primary day is in the books in Vermont. We want to take a look now -- at some down ticket races. We're also following the down ticket races this evening. There are 1-hundred-80 seats up for grabs in the Vermont legislature, but only around a dozen contested races. We'll start in WIndham ...

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Four democrats vied for two seats there -- only one incumbent appeared on the ballot after Senator Peter Galbreath decided not to run for reelection. Incumbent Jeanette White and Becca Balint have the lead at the moment. Former Secretary of Agriculture Roger Allbee is in third. In Winooski, Diana Gonzalez and Clem Bissonnette have won the Democratic primary for the two state rep seats there -- they beat former representative Kenneth Atkins.

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(diana Gonzalez 1:45)(('A number of folks I talked to that weren't really connected to what was happening at the state level, they appreciated having somebody come to their door and interact with them."))

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Elsewhere in Chittenden County, Kevin McLaughlin, the incumbent, in the race for Chittenden County Sherrif has a large lead over Edward Cafferty with nearly all the precincts reporting. McLaughlin is Chittenden County's longest serving sheriff in over 200 years. The Essex County State's attorney race was closer with Vincent Illuzzi holding between a 15 and 20 percent lead. He was facing a primary challenge from Julianne Woolard. Turnout--very low for that race. Jennifer Barrett looks like she will manage to unseat incumbent Orleans state's attorney Alan Franklin. Franklin was appointed by Governor Peter Shumlin in 2011 -- Keith Flynn was the person originally elected to the seat. Barrett has served in the Bennington County State's Attorney office-- there she was the domestic violence prosecutor. All of these results are unofficial -- so we'll continue to keep you updated as morning continues

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In Norton -- investigators are looking into a suspected arson. It happened at 403 Lake View Road Saturday. When fire crews arrived -- they say the owner of Averill Lake Corporation had already put out the small fire in his office. The state police fire investigation unit determined the fire was intentionally set. The building sustained major smoke damage.

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Authorities don't think drugs or alcohol were factors in a car wreck that sent a former FBI Director to the hospital with serious injuries. Police say 64-year-old (LOUIE FREE) Louis Freeh was headed south on Route 12 in Barnard-- shortly after noon Monday -- when he veered across the center line and crashed his SUV on the opposite side of the road. Freeh was airlifted to Dartmouth-Hitchcock. However, the medical center is declining to comment on his current condition OR the extent of his injuries. The cause of the crash is still under investigation. Freeh served as FBI Director from 1993- 2001.

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Rutland City police arrested two men -- they say -- are behind an assault and robbery. Monday night -- police were called to Terrill and East Streets -- for an alleged attack involving a Rutland couple. Police say the victims were approached by a friend -- and two men. Those men were later identified as 24-year-old Jeffrey Bussino -- and 44-year-old Jack Reed. Police say the Rutland City men assaulted and robbed the woman -- and tried to keep her boyfriend from helping her. Bussino and Reed are facing multiple counts of assault and robbery. They're being held at the Marble Valley Correctional Center.

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(anchors introduce gary) Local temps: mainly 60s, some low 70s, but a few 50s east NE clouds: band of clouds moving N to S with weak cold front NE temps/radar: lots of 60s, some low 70s south & west. Just a few showers with that front. U.S. Clouds/radar: Weak front moving through northeast. Hurricane Cristobal moving north, then out to sea. Forecast clouds/precip: maybe a shower, t-storm today, mainly south. Then clearing & cooler next couple of days.

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Today: Partly sunny Chance for a shower, t-storm Highs: 77 to 84 Wind: S to NW 5 to 15 mph Tonight: Partly cloudy Patchy fog Lows: 48 to 58 Wind: Light Thursday: Partly cloudy Cooler Highs: 65 to 72 Wind: NNW 10 to 15 mph Extended: Friday: Mostly sunny Lows: 40s Highs: 68 to 75 Saturday: Partly sunny Chance for showers, t-storms, mainly late Turning more humid Lows: 50s Highs: 75 to 82 Sunday: Mostly cloudy Showers, t-storms Lows: 60s Highs: 75 to 82 Hyper-Extended: Monday: Labor Day Showers early Some clearing late Lows: 60s Highs: 70s Tuesday: Partly sunny Chance for showers, t-storms Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 75 to 82

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((TRT: 2:04 ... OC: MIKE MCCUNE)) ((The New England Patriots have traded six-time Pro Bowl guard Logan Mankins to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for tight end Tim Wright and a reported fourth round 2015 draft pick. Mankins had spent his entire nine year NFL career with the Patriots and has been a team captain the last three. ---------------------- ----------- In Wright, New England hopes is it getting the athletic counterpart to the returning from injury Rob Gronkowski that the team hasn't had since the arrest of Aaron Hernandez. Last year, in his rookie season out of Rutgers, Wright caught 54 passes for 571 yards and five touchdowns. The Patriots close out their preseason schedule Thursday night on the road against the New York Giants. That will be a 7:30pm start and you can see it right here on Channel Three. ---------------------- -------------- This time next week, we'll know if Woodstock's Keegan Bradley will be making his second straight appearance on the U-S Ryder Cup team. After coming up just short in his bid to earn an automatic qualifying spots for Team USA, Bradley is hoping to land one of the three captain's picks that U-S captain Tom Watson will make next Tuesday. ----- Bradley was one of the stars of Team USA when he made his Ryder Cup debut in 2012 at Medinah outside Chicago. Teaming with Phil Mickelson, the duo went 3-0, helping the Americans build a big lead before Europe put together it's historic Sunday charge in singles to retain the Cup. Bradley has not hid the fact that he desperately wants back on the Ryder Cup roster for the matches late next month in Scotland. His last chance to impress Watson is at the Deutsche Back Championship this weekend at TPC Boston, but he's also hopeful that the success he had pairing with Mickelson in 2012 will work in his favor when it comes time for those captain's picks to be revealed next Tuesday. ---------------------- --------- Keegan Bradley/ Phil and I have been great partners and really tough to beat over the last couple of years. It definitely can't hurt. We're as tough a team as there is in the world, I would say. We really want another shot at going out there and winning some matches. ---------------------- ---------- The Lake Monsters picked up their second straight win at Tri-City last night. They go for the series sweep tonight. With your sportswrap, I'm Mike McCune.))

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The man accused of killing a Shelburne toddler -- could soon walk free. New information from the medical examiner in the death of two year old Aiden Haskins--has the defense claiming 26-year-old Joshua Blow -- may not have been responsible for the child's death. The report reveals the fatal injuries -- happened days to weeks -- before Haskins was found unresponsive at his home. Blow admitted to being the only one with the toddler the day he died. He was arrested and charged with second degree murder. The Judge wants the state to provide more testimony on why there's still probable cause -- to charge Blow with murder. That hearing -- will be next week.

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Police are searching for a suspected serial arsonist in Barre. Around midnight an empty former bed and bed and breakfast -- known as the Reynolds House -- on South Main Street -- was badly damage by fire. Investigators say the fire was intentionally set -- and is linked to three others this month. Authorities are also investigating a suspicious fire on nearby Woodland Drive. That fire -- started in a car port -- and does not appear to be related to the others.

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((38:55 Damian It scares the crap out of me because there was a chance of me not even coming home last night. 39:06 I think about that as if I wouldnt have come home would my mom have heard it, woould my stepfather have heard it and literally on the other side of this wall is the two bedrooms.)) ((14:33 Commissioner Flynn "This subjects Innocent citizens of the town of barre the city of barre to harm - that's needless. This subjects firefighters to needles harm and needless risk.)) There is a 5-thousand dollar reward for information leading to a conviction.

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Investigators are looking into suspected arson in Norton. It happened at 403 Lake View Road Saturday. When fire crews arrived -- they say the owner of Averill Lake Corporation had already put out the small fire in his rear office. The state police fire investigation unit determined the fire was intentionally set. The building sustained major smoke damage. State police are looking for the arsonist -- and ask you to call the arson tip line with any information.

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Authorities don't think drugs or alcohol were factors in a car wreck that sent a former FBI Director to the hospital with serious injuries. Police say 64-year-old Louis Freeh was headed south on Route 12 in Barnard-- shortly after noon Monday -- when he veered across the center line and crashed his SUV on the opposite side of the road. Freeh was airlifted to Dartmouth-Hitchcock. However, the New Hampshire medical center is declining to comment on his current condition OR the extent of his injuries. The cause of the crash is still under investigation. Freeh served as FBI Director from 1993- 2001.

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Counterfeit tickets have surfaced at the Champlain Valley Fair. Essex police say they arrested 32-year-old Jeannie Morrill of Burlington. And seized several hundred phony tickets. It's unclear how many people bought the bogus passes. But -- police say -- fair staff are now looking for them -- and we've had several reports of people with those tickets being refused admission.

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

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NE clouds: band of clouds moving N to S with weak cold front NE temps/radar: lots of 60s, some low 70s south & west. Just a few showers with that front.

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It can be an uncomfortable problem to talk about. Bedbugs! But as Jennifer Reading found out in this week's Odd Jobs -- there's a team in Vermont -- hoping to provide peace of mind.

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The search is on for a home invader. ((NATS 00:09:02 "you want to go to work? C'mon buddy. Let's go to work.")) Paddy Reagan -- and his beagle Buster -- were called to the scene. Reagan is a bed bug detective -- and Buster is his partner in critter crime fighting. ((NATS 00:03:12 "what we ask people to do is just have the sheets up...")) ((JR 00:20:37 "did you ever think before you got into this business, that you would know this much about bed bugs? PR: No. definitely not.")) It's a career born from a personal nightmare. Reagan and his family got bed bugs six years ago. ((Paddy Reagan/bed bug detective 00:12:31 "We had a pretty horrendous experience going through it. And we hired dogs from Connecticut to come up and inspect our home.")) He says they sniffed out the culprits -- pinpointed the source of the infestation -- and brought a sense of comfort back to his family. It also marked the moment Reagan found his calling. ((Paddy Reagan/bed bug detective 00:20:55 "I kind of always had a love of dogs and always felt that maybe that was something I wanted to do. So this is just sort of a strange path to have arrived here, ya know?")) Four years ago -- Reagan found an entomology scent detection canine program in Florida. He got a loan -- and made the trip. Buster is a rescue. J&K Canines trained him for the first four months -- then Reagan took over. A few months later -- the duo's business -- Vermont Bed Bug Dog -- was born. ((Paddy Reagan/bed bug detective 00:15:04 "we've become a really good team together.")) When Buster's not on the job -- he's training -- like at this home in Burlington. Getting treats for sniffing out the suspects in mattress, boxsprings, headboards and other furniture. ((NATS)) ((Jennifer Reading/South Burlington 00:35:59 "To test the teams skills I'm going to hide these practice vials in the room. They're filled with live bed bugs, but the bed bugs can't get out. It's called a blind hide. It's how Paddy and Buster test their skills. I'm going to stick them right in here and see how they perform.")) ((Paddy Reagan/bed bug detective 00:37:31 "Okay Buster are you ready? You're the one who needs to be ready. Let's go to work. let's do it.")) My challenge was no match for Buster's nose. He found my hidden bugs in less than 10 seconds. ((NATS 00:38:41 Paddy: "Go find your Bs. SCRATCH. Good Boy!)) ((JR 00:15:07 "Is there a demand in Vermont for your service? PR: There is. Some." 00:15:36 "this is what I do for a living so it's enough of a demand that we're able to sustain.")) What about the bugs? Does he worry he'll bring them home. ((Paddy Reagan/bed bug detective 00:31:33 "A little bit." 00:32:10 "I still have the fears, the sort of residual fears of getting bed bugs again.")) The team does detection work. They're not needed for large infestations -- where bed bugs are obvious. Reagan and Buster perform about 7 inspections a week. Summer is their busy season -- when breeding conditions are ideal. ((Paddy Reagan/bed bug detective 00:16:16 "What we do is paint a clearer picture as to what the extent of the problem is." 00:16:51 "we do a lot of single family homes, a lot of apartment buildings. Some hotels, sleepaway camps.")) They're the first certified canine pest detection team in the state. An inspection will run you a minimum of 225 dollars. Bigger jobs are billed by the hour. Reagan says business is picking up -- as more area hotels are willing to pay for proactive checks. ((Paddy Reagan/bed bug detective 00:17:11 "sometimes bringing Buster in, just to check out the entire place, can put people's minds at ease.")) And that's what keeps Reagan going. ((Paddy Reagan/bed bug detective 00:29:02 "Bed bugs are not something to be ashamed of getting. They're not something that has anything to do with who your are as a person, or how you keep your house. But there's a stigma that's out there. So we want people to feel comfortable having us come to their homes.")) You won't a see bug -- or even a business name -- on Reagan's vehicle. In this industry, discretion is key. ((Paddy Reagan/bed bug detective 00:29:18 "we want it to look as though you're being visited by a friend who has a dog." 00:32:43 "The toughest part about the job is telling people we found something. Although I've found that most people are relieved to know.")) Relief Reagan understands first hand. And hopes his odd job will help others sniff out the home invaders hiding between the sheets. ((NATS)) Jennifer Reading Channel 3 News Burlington.

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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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The dust has settled on most of the day's primary election contests. Without presidential candidates at the top of the ballot this year, we have reports of low turnout from across the state. With about three quarters of results in, only about 27-thousand Vermonters cast ballots. Those who did go to the polls chose a challenger to Gov. Peter Shumlin. In a couple of races, the results are in, but not known.

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Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin says he won't begin campaigning until Labor Day, he still cruised to an easy victory Tuesday over fringe candidate H. Brooke Paige. In a statement, he called serving as the state's governor the greatest privilege of his life. The Associated Press called the race to be his Republican Challenger for Scott Milne of Pomfret early in the night. Scott now goes from favorite in his party primary to the underdog in the general election. He says a primary challenge helps his November campaign.

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(NO SUPER, PHONER GFX) ((2:46 - :54 - Scott Milne - Republican for Governor it's good for me and I think it's going to give me a better opportunity to be the first person to knock off an incumbent Governor in Vermont in 52 years ))

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The state's lone U.S. congressman Peter Welch did not face a primary challenger and secured almost 99 percent of all votes for the Democratic nomination. He's been in office since 2007.

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Three candidates competed for the right to oppose him on the ballot as a Republican. With about three quarters of the votes tallied, Mark Donka of Hartford holds a razor-thin lead. Regardless of who prevails, none of the candidates are expected to pose any threat to the incumbent Welch.

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Republican incumbent Lieutenant Governor Phil Scott did not face a challenger from his own party -- securing more than 11-thousand votes. Progressive challenger Dean Corren won his party's nomination for the position but with about one percent of that total. It appears Corren -- who also sought the Democratic endorsement -- successfully convinced his supporters to vote on that party's ballot. Voters who chose that ballot wrote-in more than 43-hundred times. It may not be clear how they voted though for a few more days. We'll have updates from more races across the state -- coming up later in the show.

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New evidence in the death of a Shelburne toddler is raising questions about the case and who killed him. The medical examiner's report shows that the injuries that killed him happened days to weeks before he was found unresponsive. Shelby Cashman reports.

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Two year old Aiden Haskins--died on July 22nd--after being found unresponsive in his Shelburne home. ((NATS from the original hearing??)) The state charged 26-year-old Joshua Blow with second degree murder. They say, he admitted to being the only one with the child--the day that he died. The cause of death is blunt force trauma. Now--new evidence from the medical examiner's report--reveals the fatal injuries occurred before the day Aiden was found unresponsive. ((00:10:09 Susan Hardin "what lead to his death was a culmination of days if not weeks of trauma and abuse to this child." 00:10:16)) Documents also reveal--the toddler had been to the doctor multiple times leading up to his death--with bruising--swelling and lacerations. ((00:12:30 Susan Hardin/State " There were only 4 people that took care of that baby. The defendant, the mother and the grandparents. The baby's mother and the grandparents deny any responsibility for hurting this child or having any explanation for the child's injury and trauma." 00:12:44)) ((00:18:44 Sally Adams/Blows Attorney "At this point the state is saying we have a person in custody, we think it might be him, we don't really know who it is. There were all these people who were caring for Aiden and supervising him, during this period of time. They all claim they didn't cause these injuries, so therefore it must be Mr. Blow."00:19:02)) The Judge wants the state to present more testimony on why there's still probable cause -- to charge Blow with murder. That hearing -- will be next week. For now--Blow is still being held without bail. ((SC Channel 3 News)).

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(anchors introduce gary) Local temps: mainly 60s, some low 70s, but a few 50s east NE clouds: band of clouds moving N to S with weak cold front NE temps/radar: lots of 60s, some low 70s south & west. Just a few showers with that front. U.S. Clouds/radar: Weak front moving through northeast. Hurricane Cristobal moving north, then out to sea. Forecast clouds/precip: maybe a shower, t-storm today, mainly south. Then clearing & cooler next couple of days.

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Today: Partly sunny Chance for a shower, t-storm Highs: 77 to 84 Wind: S to NW 5 to 15 mph Tonight: Partly cloudy Patchy fog Lows: 48 to 58 Wind: Light Thursday: Partly cloudy Cooler Highs: 65 to 72 Wind: NNW 10 to 15 mph Extended: Friday: Mostly sunny Lows: 40s Highs: 68 to 75 Saturday: Partly sunny Chance for showers, t-storms, mainly late Turning more humid Lows: 50s Highs: 75 to 82 Sunday: Mostly cloudy Showers, t-storms Lows: 60s Highs: 75 to 82 Hyper-Extended: Monday: Labor Day Showers early Some clearing late Lows: 60s Highs: 70s Tuesday: Partly sunny Chance for showers, t-storms Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 75 to 82

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An American journalist held hostage in Syria for 22 months just spent his first night at home with his family in the United States. Peter Theo Curtis -- graduated from Middlebury College -- and lived in Vermont for a while before heading off to cover conflicts. Michelle Sigona has the latest on his condition.

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(VO - TUES497 / homecoming photos ) For the first time in nearly two years, Peter Theo Curtis was able to hug, kiss and actually speak to his mom face-to-face. These cherished moments captured yesterday in Boston - two days after the 45-year-old was released by his captors. (NAT SOT SUND163) "MY NAME IS PETER THEO CURTIS" Officials say an Al-Qaida-linked militant group in Syria held Curtis for 22 months. (VO - SUND163 - :20) (back time this so it covers this VO and begins at the next SOT) This video released in July shows the agony on his face and the desperation in his voice. (SUND163 - :30 - :37) "My life is in very, very, very grave danger... I have three days to live, three days, three days." (VO - Continue captive video) Secretary of State John Kerry said the United States reached out to more than two dozen countries seeking help from anyone who could secure his safe release. (MOND286 - :18-:23) "Everybody has been so supportive and we really appreciate it. (VO - MOND286 :23 - :39) Cameras caught up with mother Nancy Curtis in Boston on Monday after receiving word her son would finally come home. (MOND286 - :40) "What do you want to say to everyone who has been praying for you? Thank you very much." (VO - Graphic ) In a statement Curtis said: "I have been so touched and moved, beyond all words, by the people who have come up to me -- strangers on the airplane, the flight attendants and, most of all, my family to say welcome home." Michelle Sigona for CBS News.

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Two Maine teenagers have been sentenced to 100 hours of community service -- for putting a kitten in a microwave. You may remember when the video went viral last year -- when the two 15-year-old South Portland girls put an 8-week old kitten in the microwave -- and turning it on. The teens lawyer said they didn't have any intention to hurt the kitten -- but the video sparked outrage. Animal rights activists in Maine say the punishment is too soft -- but prosecutors say the community serive fits the crime. The kitten has since been adopted to a new family.

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A massive search is underway for a New Jersey man who disappeared on a hike in Israel's Jerusalem Forest. 23-year-old Aaron Sofer was studying in Israel. He became separated from a friend while hiking on Friday. He was last seen in the same woods where the body of a Palestinian boy was found -- burned to death -- last month. That murder was an apparent payback for the kidnapping and murder of three Jewish students. Now there are fears Sofer may also have been kidnapped.

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A tense moment in a Pennsylvania classroom -- when a five-year-old boy brought a loaded gun to school. School officials say the kindergartener found a loaded 22-caliber gun at his home -- and brought it to school in his backpack. A fellow student found the gun and alerted his teachers. School officials suspended the boy. Family friends say the boy picked it up and brought it to school -- because he didn't want his three-year-old brother to find it. Children and Youth services is now invovled in the case. No charges have been filed.

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Here's a reason you might want to be careful where you leave your keys.... Cyber locksmiths are popping up online and in app stores -- allow you to get keys made wihtout having to go to the hardware store. Sounds good if you like the convenience -- but bad if someone else gets a hold of your keys -- and can get into your home. All it takes -- are two quick photos on a camera phone -- and a duplicate of your key is milled and mailed. The company stresses that they won't take pictures that look like a passerby snapped the photo of a key from a distance... But they say some good advice, is always knowing who has your key.

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After two cardiac arrests -- Vahl-dell-úcio De Oliveria was pronounced dead in a Salvadorian hospital. But two hours later, the 54-year-old was found to be alive. The thing is -- he was already in the morgue -- inside a body bag. The hospital is investigating how this happened -- the man is still hospitalized.

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Cramped quarters -- lack of leg room -- noisy neighbors... There are many reasons flying can an uncomfortable experience. Over the weekend -- a fight broke out aboard a flight -- over, what some consider, the right to recline. A United Flight was traveling from Neward to Denver -- when a 47-year man attached this device to the seat of a 48-year-old woman infront of him. It's called the "Knee defender" -- and when it's put on the arms of a tray table -- it prevents a seat from reclining. The woman who couldn't put her seat down -- got so upset they got into an argument -- and eventually she threw her cup of water in his face. The flight was diverted to Chichago -- where both passengers were kicked off. The knee defenders have been around for years -- but the F-A-A says it discourages it's use.

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Almanac: Hot & dry again yesterday Temps in 80s & 90s: Been a warm summer - lots of 80s, but not really that many 90s NE clouds: band of clouds moving N to S with weak cold front NE temps/radar: lots of 60s, some low 70s south & west. Just a few showers with that front.

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New numbers show 20-percent of all teens suffer from major depression. Treatment -- doctors say -- is improving though. Brian Webb has our healthwatch.

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UP TO ONE IN FIVE TEENAGERS SUFFER THROUGH MAJOR DEPRESSION. RESEARCHERS SAY THE BEST TREATMENT MAY BE A COLLABORATION BETWEEN THE PATIENT, THE PARENTS AND A CARE MANAGER. THE GROUP MEETS WITH A =PRIMARY CARE= DOCTOR, RATHER THAN A PSYCHIATRIST, TO DISCUSS SYMPTOMS AND TREATMENTS. A STUDY IN THE JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION FINDS THAT AFTER A YEAR, THOSE TEENAGERS HAD A 50-PERCENT IMPROVEMENT IN THEIR SYMPTOMS. OBESITY CAN LEAD TO ABNORMAL CHANGES IN THE BRAIN, RAISING THE RISK OF ALZHEIMERS DISEASE BY 35-PERCENT. A NEW STUDY IN BRAZIL FINDS THAT WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY CAN REVERSE THAT RISK. RESEARCHERS STUDIED THE BRAINS OF OBESE PATIENTS AND FOUND THAT AFTER BARIATRIC SURGERY ACTIVITY IN THE AREAS LINKED TO ALZHEIMERS DISEASE GOES BACK TO NORMAL. PATIENTS WHO MANAGE THEIR OWN BLOOD PRESSURE MAY DO BETTER AT REDUCING THEIR RISK OF CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE. A PROGRAM AT THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD ALLOWED PATIENTS TO MONITOR THEIR HYPERTENSION AND TO ADJUST THEIR MEDICATION ACCORDINGLY. AFTER A YEAR, THAT GROUP SAW A BIGGER DECREASE IN BLOOD PRESSURE THAN THE GROUP THAT RELIED ON HEALTH CARE WORKERS. THOSE ARE SOME OF THE DAY'S MEDICAL HEADLINES. BW, FOR CBS NEWS, NEW YORK

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Serial arsonist-- authorities search for a suspected arsonist after 5th fire in Barre. Fined-- Randolph pays up after wastewater violations ... And Bogus Tickets turning up at the Champlain Valley Fair

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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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Primary day is in the books in Vermont. We want to take a look now -- at some down ticket races. We're also following the down ticket races this evening. There are 1-hundred-80 seats up for grabs in the Vermont legislature, but only around a dozen contested races. We'll start in WIndham ...

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Four democrats vied for two seats there -- only one incumbent appeared on the ballot after Senator Peter Galbreath decided not to run for reelection. Incumbent Jeanette White and Becca Balint have the lead at the moment. Former Secretary of Agriculture Roger Allbee is in third. In Winooski, Diana Gonzalez and Clem Bissonnette have won the Democratic primary for the two state rep seats there -- they beat former representative Kenneth Atkins.

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(diana Gonzalez 1:45)(('A number of folks I talked to that weren't really connected to what was happening at the state level, they appreciated having somebody come to their door and interact with them."))

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Elsewhere in Chittenden County, Kevin McLaughlin, the incumbent, in the race for Chittenden County Sherrif has a large lead over Edward Cafferty with nearly all the precincts reporting. McLaughlin is Chittenden County's longest serving sheriff in over 200 years. The Essex County State's attorney race was closer with Vincent Illuzzi holding between a 15 and 20 percent lead. He was facing a primary challenge from Julianne Woolard. Turnout--very low for that race. Jennifer Barrett looks like she will manage to unseat incumbent Orleans state's attorney Alan Franklin. Franklin was appointed by Governor Peter Shumlin in 2011 -- Keith Flynn was the person originally elected to the seat. Barrett has served in the Bennington County State's Attorney office-- there she was the domestic violence prosecutor. All of these results are unofficial -- so we'll continue to keep you updated as the morning continues.

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Police are searching for a suspected serial arsonist in Barre. Around midnight an empty former bed and bed and breakfast -- known as the Reynolds House -- on South Main Street -- was badly damage by fire. Investigators say the fire was intentionally set -- and is linked to three others this month. Authorities are also investigating a suspicious fire on nearby Woodland Drive. That fire -- started in a car port -- and does not appear to be related to the others.

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((38:55 Damian It scares the crap out of me because there was a chance of me not even coming home last night. 39:06 I think about that as if I wouldnt have come home would my mom have heard it, woould my stepfather have heard it and literally on the other side of this wall is the two bedrooms.)) ((14:33 Commissioner Flynn "This subjects Innocent citizens of the town of barre the city of barre to harm - that's needless. This subjects firefighters to needles harm and needless risk.)) They are offering a 5-thousand dollar reward for information that leads to a conviction.

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And in Norton -- investigators are looking into another suspected arson. It happened at 403 Lake View Road Saturday. When fire crews arrived -- they say the owner of Averill Lake Corporation had already put out the small fire in his rear office. The state police fire investigation unit determined the blaze was intentionally set. The building sustained major smoke damage. And State police are looking for the arsonist. If you have any information -- you're asked to call the arson tip line.

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This morning marks day four -- and divers have come up with no new leads in the search for a missing boater. They spent time searching in Lake Champlain Tuesday for missing 65-year-old Brian Webb. Authorities say, they think the Montpelier man may have drowned while trying to reach his sailboat Saturday night. Police tell us, they've searching the waters -- and on land as well.

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Authorities don't think drugs or alcohol were factors in a car wreck that sent a former FBI Director to the hospital with serious injuries. Police say 64-year-old (LOUIE FREE) Louis Freeh was headed south on Route 12 in Barnard-- shortly after noon Monday -- when he veered across the center line and crashed his SUV on the opposite side of the road. Freeh was airlifted to Dartmouth-Hitchcock. However, the medical center is declining to comment on his current condition OR the extent of his injuries. The cause of the crash is still under investigation. Freeh served as FBI Director from 1993- 2001.

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Rutland City police arrested two men -- they say -- are behind an assault and robbery. Monday night -- police were called to Terrill and East Streets -- for an alleged attack involving a Rutland couple. Police say the victims were approached by a friend -- and two men. Those men were later identified as 24-year-old Jeffrey Bussino -- and 44-year-old Jack Reed. Police say the Rutland City men assaulted and robbed the woman -- and tried to keep her boyfriend from helping her. Bussino and Reed are facing multiple counts of assault and robbery. They're being held at the Marble Valley Correctional Center.

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Randolph has to pay thousands to settle wastewater treatment violations. The Department of Environmental Conservation announced the town will pay more than 56-thousand dollars in fines. In 2012 -- D-E-C was tipped off to toilet paper, human waste and grease leaking into the White River -- from a wastewater treatment facility -- operated by the town of Randolph. Turns out the facility had been broken for more than a week -- and it was never reported to D-E-C. The Town's Chief Operator resigned and left Vermont during the investigation.

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Fake tickets are turning up at the Champlain Valley Fair. Essex police say they arrested 32-year-old Jeannie Morrill of Burlington. And seized several hundred counterfeit passes. It's unclear how many people bought the the counterfeit tickets. But -- police say -- fair staff are now looking for the phony passes.

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(shelly Palmer/Found Counterfeit tickets 13:26:03)(("People sell bundles of them saying they're from a business and they're giving you discount tickets. They generally sell for around $5.")) (chris ashby Champlain Valley Fair)(("Q: Is there a specific way someone who's gonna buy a ticket can make sure it's not counterfeit? A:Buy the ticket at the fair. We don't have ticket outlets other than the fair gate booths so if you're buying a ticket from someone other than the fair, there is a pretty good chance you could be buying counterfeit tickets)" Our team from The :30 is live at the fair all this week. The fun runs through Sunday.

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(anchors introduce gary) Local temps: mainly 60s, some low 70s, but a few 50s east NE clouds: band of clouds moving N to S with weak cold front NE temps/radar: lots of 60s, some low 70s south & west. Just a few showers with that front. U.S. Clouds/radar: Weak front moving through northeast. Hurricane Cristobal moving north, then out to sea. Forecast clouds/precip: maybe a shower, t-storm today, mainly south. Then clearing & cooler next couple of days.

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Today: Partly sunny Chance for a shower, t-storm Highs: 77 to 84 Wind: S to NW 5 to 15 mph Tonight: Partly cloudy Patchy fog Lows: 48 to 58 Wind: Light Thursday: Partly cloudy Cooler Highs: 65 to 72 Wind: NNW 10 to 15 mph Extended: Friday: Mostly sunny Lows: 40s Highs: 68 to 75 Saturday: Partly sunny Chance for showers, t-storms, mainly late Turning more humid Lows: 50s Highs: 75 to 82 Sunday: Mostly cloudy Showers, t-storms Lows: 60s Highs: 75 to 82 Hyper-Extended: Monday: Labor Day Showers early Some clearing late Lows: 60s Highs: 70s Tuesday: Partly sunny Chance for showers, t-storms Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 75 to 82

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A fire department in a small upstate New York town received a large sum of money to rebuild after Tropical Storm Irene. For 3 years after the storm's wrath -- Upper Jay fire fighters were stationed in a damaged building. But this morning -- there's a new roof over their heads. Logan Crawford reports

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(tile 3175 00:46:45:01) ((Paul Osenbaugh/Jay "It's very important that in our rural part of New York State that we have these services for people." 00:46:50:25)) Paul Osenbaugh of Jay is happy for the Upper Jay firefighters who have a brand new station. (tile 3175 00:46:31:03) ((Paul Osenbaugh/Jay "I am a recent beneficiary of our local fire and EMS crew. And they are great." 00:46:41:21)) (tile 3144 00:23:17:00) ((nats ribbon cutting 00:23:23:20)) The Upper Jay Fire Department has been working out of a partially condemned building since Tropical Storm Irene in 20-11. Governor Cuomo came to the North Country to make an announcement about state money going to the new station. (tile 3142 00:13:51:28) ((Gov. Andrew Cuomo/D-New York "Our dream that day just about 3 years ago came true, we weren't going to build back -- we were going to build back better. We were going to learn from it, we were going to come back stronger, more resilient and we did." 00:14:05:05)) The department's 34 firefighters now have a bigger facility on higher ground -- making it less likely to flood in the future. (tile 3162 00:35:30:24) ((Alex Santo/Upper Jay Firefighter "We're out of the flood zone now we have more firefighters than ever. And just the equipment, the technology from what we had to what we have now, the help, the community helping us -- it's just great." 00:35:41:19)) (tile 3164 00:42:17:11)) ((Logan Crawford/Upper Jay "According to firefighters 4 feet of water flooded the old Upper Jay Fire Station after Tropical Storm Irene hit. Now 3 years later the new station is up and running at full capacity -- thanks to help from New York State." 00:42:30:15)) (tile 3163 00:39:26:05) ((Chief Jeffrey Straight/Upper Jay Fire Dept. "The 1-point-5 million from the governor's office. We received 900-thousand dollars through our own insurance policies. 100-thousand dollars came in from the tax payer base. And then there was I believe 125-thousand dollars that came through FEMA. And other monies that we raised, we had a fund-raising drive that was responded to very well." 00:39:44:02)) Fire Chief Straight says though working in a small space had no impact on the department's ability to perform it's duty -- this new station will help the fire crew be at their best to serve the community. (tile 3163 00:39:04:19) ((Chief Jeffrey Straight/Upper Jay Fire Dept. "It will be a facility that will serve the Upper Jay Fire District and the town of Jay and the surrounding communities for years and years and years." 00:39:11:20))

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((TRT: 2:04 ... OC: MIKE MCCUNE)) ((The New England Patriots have traded six-time Pro Bowl guard Logan Mankins to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for tight end Tim Wright and a reported fourth round 2015 draft pick. Mankins had spent his entire nine year NFL career with the Patriots and has been a team captain the last three. ---------------------- ----------- In Wright, New England hopes is it getting the athletic counterpart to the returning from injury Rob Gronkowski that the team hasn't had since the arrest of Aaron Hernandez. Last year, in his rookie season out of Rutgers, Wright caught 54 passes for 571 yards and five touchdowns. The Patriots close out their preseason schedule Thursday night on the road against the New York Giants. That will be a 7:30pm start and you can see it right here on Channel Three. ---------------------- -------------- This time next week, we'll know if Woodstock's Keegan Bradley will be making his second straight appearance on the U-S Ryder Cup team. After coming up just short in his bid to earn an automatic qualifying spots for Team USA, Bradley is hoping to land one of the three captain's picks that U-S captain Tom Watson will make next Tuesday. ----- Bradley was one of the stars of Team USA when he made his Ryder Cup debut in 2012 at Medinah outside Chicago. Teaming with Phil Mickelson, the duo went 3-0, helping the Americans build a big lead before Europe put together it's historic Sunday charge in singles to retain the Cup. Bradley has not hid the fact that he desperately wants back on the Ryder Cup roster for the matches late next month in Scotland. His last chance to impress Watson is at the Deutsche Back Championship this weekend at TPC Boston, but he's also hopeful that the success he had pairing with Mickelson in 2012 will work in his favor when it comes time for those captain's picks to be revealed next Tuesday. ---------------------- --------- Keegan Bradley/ Phil and I have been great partners and really tough to beat over the last couple of years. It definitely can't hurt. We're as tough a team as there is in the world, I would say. We really want another shot at going out there and winning some matches. ---------------------- ---------- The Lake Monsters picked up their second straight win at Tri-City last night. They go for the series sweep tonight. With your sportswrap, I'm Mike McCune.))

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NE clouds: band of clouds moving N to S with weak cold front NE temps/radar: lots of 60s, some low 70s south & west. Just a few showers with that front.

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The Lake Monsters picked up their second straight win at Tri-City, 2-1 the final. They go for the series sweep today. There are now just six games left for Vermont, which means we have one last chance to Meet The Monsters. Here's Scott Fleishman. ((("For our season finale, we're in Essex hanging out with the Vermont State Champion 11 and 12 year old Essex town all stars."))) ((("Go Essex. Go Essex. Go Essex. Go Essex!"))) (((Now as you can see, the girls were having a bit of Wiffle Ball fun when we caught up with them. They deserve it after all the hard work they put into the season including a trip to the regional tournament in Bristol, Connecticut. Here's their first of three questions for the Monsters.))) ((("My name is Logan. I'm 12 years old and I'm a pitcher. How do you know when to put on an infield shift?"))) (((Jose Brizuela/"We know how to put an infield shift on just depending on who's hitting. If he's a righty or a lefty and what their tendencies are. Are they likely to pull the ball, or slap the ball the other way."))) ((("My name is Rachel. I'm 12 years old and I play third base. What is your most embarrassing moment playing baseball?"))) (((John Nogowski/"Rachel, that is a great question. There was this one time, I was playing first base. The ball took a bad hop and got me right in the mid section. I had to sit on first base for a good ten minutes, I couldn't breathe. My teammates were laughing at me and it was on TV so yeah, it was pretty embarrassing."))) (((My name is Abbey. I'm 12 years old and I'm shortstop. Outside of baseball, what other sports do you play?"))) (((Scott Masik/"Hey Abbey, thanks for the question. Outside of baseball when I was younger, I liked to play every sport I could. Anything from volleyball to basketball, soccer, football, track and field. Anything."))) ((("Thanks again to the Essex state champion all stars and to all the teams that participated this season. We'll see you next season on..."))) ((("Meet the Monsters!")))


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