Wed 16-JUL-2014 Early A.M. News Script

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We begin this morning with a traffic alert for commuters headed north on Interstate 91 in Springfield. State police say a tractor trailer crash has slowed traffic on I-91 Northbound. They say the driver crashed into a ledge and is in stable condition. The interstate has been closed down to one lane by mile marker 40.5.

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Developing this morning Police are investigating a shooting in St. Johnsbury. St. Johnsbury police say just before midnight Tuesday -- multiple rounds were fired at 405 River Road. They say 26-year-old Rafael Rodruguez was shot in the butt. He was taken to the hospital for treatment. Police believe this is an isolated incident and are still searching for the person of interest.

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It's a crime that went unsolved for decades-- but now an accused killer is back in Vermont to face a murder charge. Fifty-four-year-old David Allan Morrison pleaded not guilty Tuesday for the murder of Manchester golf pro Sarah Hunter. Hunter was 36 when she disappeared in September 1986. Her body was found two months later -- strangled and sexually assaulted. Morrison was a suspect from the outset -- but was never charged and the case went cold. Then in 2012, a review of old evidence produced a DNA match with Morrisson. He was returned to Vermont this week from a prison in California where he has been serving time for a murder in that state.

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Two people are dead -- and a third seriously injured -- after a crash in Bennington. It happened Monday night at the intersection of Route 7 and Carpenter Hill Road. Police say 36-year-old Jamie Sorel tried to pass a tractor trailer on a curve -- and hit another car -- head-on. Sorel and the oncoming driver -- 26-year-old Danny Thomas were pronounced dead at the scene. Thomas' passenger -- 19-year-old Tori Green was airlifted to the hospital with traumatic injuries. Police say none of them were wearing seatbelts -- and alcohol was a factor. The truck driver was not hurt.

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New campaign finance numbers are out. And if money really matters in political campaigns -- then the race for Vermont governor is shaping up as a major mismatch. The report filed Tuesday by Republican Scott Milne shows he has amassed little financial support so far in his bid to unseat incumbent Democrat Peter Shumlin. Milne's first filing since entering the race -- last month -- shows he's raised just over 20-thousand dollars. He's only spent 600 of it so far. An indication that his campaign is still in the formative stages. Compare that with Shumlin who now has raised more than 500-thousand during this election cycle -- and spend 65-thousand. But when you add in the money he carried over from his past campaign, Shumlin has more than a million dollars in the bank.

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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. Showers and storms, mainly in eastern areas, will taper off this morning. Then we'll turn partly sunny with highs in the 70s. Full weather coming up. (anchors thank in 3-shot-transition to lead story)

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Developing this morning Police are investigating a shooting in St. Johnsbury. St. Johnsbury police say just before midnight Tuesday -- multiple rounds were fired at 405 River Road. They say 26-year-old Rafael Rodruguez was shot in the butt. He was taken to the hospital for treatment. Police believe this is an isolated incident and are still searching for the person of interest.

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St. Johnsbury -- and Melissa Jenkins' family -- are still waiting for justice. The teacher was murdered more than two years ago. Now -- state police -- got the go-ahead to examine two-year-old evidence that's recently re-surfaced. Melissa Howell reports.

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The popular school teacher was kidnapped, raped, and killed in March of 20-12. Since then -- the community has waited for justice -- for Melissa Jenkins. ((Ed Poginy/St. Johnsbury Resident 00:01:41 "It has been taking a long time,I hope that we do get it resolved soon, But I want to make sure that everything is in order when we do it." 00:01:49)) Allen and Patricia Prue are accused of the brutal crime. Investigators gathered evidence after the murder -- enough to charge the couple with first degree murder and kidnapping. And now -- Vermont State Police requested a search warrant to have 15 additional items reviewed by the state crime lab. That evidence has been in police custody since shortly after Jenkins' murder. FX In the search warrant, Lieutenant Walter Smith who is handling the case, says he "learned that some items were still being held in the Vermont Forensic Laboratory." FX Some of the items that have not been examined include a hard drive, memory cards, a disc adaptor, video cassettes, an SD card, a disc, videos and a notebook. ((Candy Crocker/Peacham, Vt 00:04:29 "I hope it really clears things up and gets it over with. I really do." 00:04:33)) News of this new evidence has the community hopeful resolution to the case comes soon -- after thorough examination of these new items. ((Candy Crocker/Peacham, Vt 00:04:13 "I hope it gets over with for the family. It must be terrible for them to have to listen to this all the time." 00:40:20)) Melissa Howell/Burlington "We did reach out to Lieutenant Smith to find out why this evidence was not previously submitted for examination back in 2012 -- but have not heard back. Vermont State Police did tell me it is not unusual for evidence to be submitted throughout a case, sometimes due to the large amounts of evidence that need to be examined. The Prue trials are expected to begin in the fall. State's Attorney Lisa Warren says she does not believe this additional evidence will cause any delays. Melissa Howell Channel 3 News Burlington."

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It's a crime that went unsolved for decades-- but now an accused killer is back in Vermont to face a murder charge. Fifty-four-year-old David Allan Morrison pleaded not guilty Tuesday for the murder of Manchester golf pro Sarah Hunter. Hunter was 36 when she disappeared in September 1986. Her body was found two months later -- strangled and sexually assaulted. Morrison was a suspect from the outset -- but was never charged and the case went cold. Then in 2012, a review of old evidence produced a DNA match with Morrisson. He was returned to Vermont this week from a prison in California where he has been serving time for a murder in that state.

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((Chief Michael Hall/Manchester Police Dept. 1:51:30:06 it's certainly a pleasure to be able to see this through to some sort of resolution whereby the individual responsible for her murder is brought to justice 1:51:39:00)) ((John Ottaviano/superintende nt Manchester golf club 1:46:54:00 that somebody took her away. I think that's awful. I hope if this is the individual - I hope he gets all they can give him 1:47:04:03)) Prosecutors say Morrison has been bothering Hunter's family and asked that he not be allowed to contact them. He's due back in court in two weeks.

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Two people are dead -- and a third seriously injured -- after a crash in Bennington. It happened Monday night at the intersection of Route 7 and Carpenter Hill Road. Police say 36-year-old Jamie Sorel tried to pass a tractor trailer on a curve -- and hit another car -- head-on. Sorel and the oncoming driver -- 26-year-old Danny Thomas were pronounced dead at the scene. Thomas' passenger -- 19-year-old Tori Green was airlifted to the hospital with traumatic injuries. Police say none of them were wearing seatbelts -- and alcohol was a factor. The truck driver was not hurt.

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In Vermont's governors race, one candidate has a sizeable lead in the race to raise money. Tuesday the candidates revealed how much cash they have in their campaign coffers. Alex Apple has the numbers.

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Vermont's candidates for Governor revealed how much money they have on hand to today. Incumbent Peter Shumlin has now raised over 509 thousand this election cycle. Meanwhile Republican Scott Milne has raised just over 20 thousand dollars. Despite the large discrepancy in fundraising, Republican candidate Scott Milne was optimistic about his fundraising levels --given that he entered the race just over one month ago. (15:52:04)((Scott Milne/Republican Candidate for Governor "I made three calls asking for money. That's really the extent of our fundraising, so 20,000 is really a pretty good showing.")) Milne says he has enough money on hand to accomplish his goals of building a robust field staff. On the other hand, Governor Peter Shumlin has over 1 million dollars now on hand -- over 500 thousand rolled over from previous fundraising. GOP analyst Mike Smith admitted Scott Milne has an uphill climb if he wants to hold Vermont's top public office. ((Mike Smith/Republican Strategist "2:43 Obviously it is an uphill battle when you are going against an opponent with more than a million dollars and you have $20,000 ....2:55 The thing you have to realize is that money doesn't always win. Now I want to qualify that it is an uphill battle and we must remember it is an uphill battle.")) Governor Shumlin has yet to formally enter the race, but his democratic cohorts are already crafting a plan to win in November -- they say the key for them is keeping voter turnout high. (16:55:14)((Ben Sarle/Vermont Democratic Party "we are building the party as much as possible. We are hiring more field staff, we are more organized than we have ever been and we have probably the most talented team with us that we have ever had.")) The candidates now have a month before they will have to file their fundraising numbers again. Though he has yet to officially enter the race, Governor Shumlin has spent just over 65 thousand so far. The Milne campaign has yet to even spend a thousand dollars -- he says he have a plan in place to keep the campaign focused on jobs and and what he calls a lack of results from the Shumlin administration ((Alex Apple Channel 3 News.))

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(anchors introduce gary)

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That stubborn cold front is finally moving out today; any showers and t-storms (especially in eastern areas) will gradually taper off this morning. Then skies will turn partly sunny, with lowering humidity levels. Highs will be in the 70s. Tonight looks quiet with areas of fog. Lows will dip to 45/55. Thursday will be partly sunny. An upper-level trough could trigger an isolated shower, but most areas should remain dry. After that high pressure will bring us plenty of sunshine on Friday and Saturday with gradually moderating temps. In the longer term, a southerly flow will develop on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday. This will increase our humidity levels a bit. The added moisture in the air could spark a few afternoon t-storms, but at this point it's not looking like a big deal.

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Tensions in the Middle East continue to run high..... Israel says overnight it has targeted terror sites and command centers used by senior Hamas leaders. Susan McGinnis has the story from Washington.

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Smoke continued to billow into the sky over Gaza a day after a proposal to end fighting between Israel and Hamas militants fell through. -nat/sot Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says his country has no choice but to respond more forcefully to Hamas, after the group rejected a ceasefire plan yesterday shortly after Israel had accepted it. Israel is warning families in sections of Northern Gaza to evacuate saying it plans to carry out air strikes against terror sites and operative in those neighborhoods. The U-S is standing by Israel -- but is pushing both sides to work toward de-escalating the situation: (SOT PSAKI) WE BELIEVE THAT ISRAEL HAS THE RIGHT TO DEFEND ITSELF. THAT REMAINS THE CASE. BUT OUR FOCUS CONTINUES TO BE ON WORKING TOWARDS A CEASE-FIRE. A spokesman for Hamas tells CBS News there will be -no- ceasefire until Israel stops fighting first: (FAWZY BARHOM/ HAMAS SPOKESMAN) BECAUSE THIS OCCUPATION BEGAN THE WAR FIRST, AND THEY ARE TARGETING THE CIVILIANS. Health officials in gaza say more than 200 Palestinians have died during nine days of fighting. Israel suffered its first death Tuesday as Hamas fired dozens of rockets at the Jewish state. Susan McGinnis CBS News Washington.

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Parts of New England are picking up this morning -- after getting slammed by last night's storm. Massachussetts and parts of the tri-state area were hit hard by a summer storm that rolled through Tuesday evening. Downed trees and power lines caused some serious damage. In New York City heavy rainfall flooded roads -- stalling cars causing traffic jams.

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State police say a Massachussetts man has drowned in Lake Winnipesaukee. It happened early Monday night. A lifeguard recovered Oscar Hernandez Gonzalez from the water at Ellacoya State Park and started CPR until New Hampshire marine patrol officers arrived. The 27-year-old was pronounced dead at the hospital.

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Hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers could soon be without a ride to work. Anxiety is growing for roughly 300-thousand daily passengers caught in a labor dispute involving the Long Island Rail Road. Union members are threatening to strike if they do not get a new contract by Sunday. State leaders say a strike could cost up to $50 million dollars a day in lost economic activity.

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Between travel, vacations, and sending the kids off to camp, summer can be a hot time for identity theft. Karin Caifa (prono: KAY-fuh) looks at some risky situations to avoid.

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YOU PROBABLY DON'T WANT TO THINK ABOUT IDENTITY THEFT ON VACATION. BUTCERTAIN ASPECTS OF SUMMER FUN CAN LEAVE ANYONE IN THE FAMILY SUSCEPTIBLE TO SCAMS. CONSUMER REPORTS RECOMMENDS TRAVELING WITH A MINIMUM NUMBER OF DOCUMENTS AND OTHER ITEMS WITH SENSITIVE PERSONAL INFORMATION. FOR EXAMPLE, LEAVE SOCIAL SECURITY CARDS AND EXTRA CREDIT CARDS AT HOME. ALSO MAKE BANK AND CREDIT CARD COMPANIES AWARE OF TRAVEL PLANS, SO THEY CAN BETTER MONITOR FRAUD. THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION WARNS HOTEL GUESTS OF CERTAIN COMMON SCAMS, INCLUDING CALLS PURPORTEDLY FROM THE FRONT DESK SEEKING VERIFICATION OF A CREDIT CARD NUMBER. WHEN A HOTEL REALLY HAS AN ISSUE WITH A CREDIT CARD, THEY'LL ASK GUESTS TO COME TO THE DESK TO DEAL WITH IT FACE-TO-FACE. ANOTHER PITFALL, FAKE WI-FI NETWORKS. CONFIRM THE HOTEL'S AUTHORIZED NETWORK AT CHECK-IN TO AVOID HANDING INFORMATION OVER TO SCAMMERS. AND IDENTITY THEFT ISN'T LIMITED TO ADULTS. CHILDREN'S SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS CAN BE A TARGET BECAUSE THEY PROVIDE A CLEAN SLATE FOR SCAMMERS TO OPEN CREDIT ACCOUNTS - AND BECAUSE MOST PARENTS DON'T SUSPECT YOUNG ONES COULD BE VICTIMS OF FRAUD. WHEN A CHILD ATTENDS SUMMER CAMP OR ANOTHER SUMMER PROGRAM, THE F-T-C URGES PARENTS TO FIND OUT WHERE PERSONAL INFORMATION IS STORED, HOW THOSE RECORDS ARE USED, AND WHO HAS ACCESS. FOR CONSUMER WATCH, I'M KARIN CAIFA.

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Rad/Sat: the last of the showers and storms are moving out this morning. Jet Stream: Recently the jet has been to our north, so we've been warm and humid. That's changing though, and a trough is moving in with cooler temps and lower humidity. Forecast Temps: Not super cold though.... highs in the 70s today. Then we drop into the 40s and 50s tonight. Rec Forecast: Any wet weather tapers and gives way to improving conditions later today. Forecast: Showers end, turning partly sunny, with highs in the 70s.

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A new protein -- leads to new findings in alzheimers. And kidney donors having trouble -- getting insured. David Beg-no has today's healthwatch.

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Researchers in Minnesota have identified a new protein in the brains of Alzheimer's patients. The substance is known as TDP43. (sot: Dr. ?Maria Carrillo, Alzheimer's Association??? ) For the very first time here we have evidence that when a human has TDP43 protein also, they are ten times more likely to have memory problems. Doctors presented their findings at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Copenhagen Previous research has identified two other proteins linked to Alzheimer's disease. ----Effect----- A new study published in the American Journal of Transplantation finds some kidney donors have difficulty getting new health and life insurance. Researchers found among about 400 donors who tried to change health insurance, 27 had trouble… and among 186 donors who tried to change life insurance 46 reported difficulty. ----Effect------- And American children are getting the message when it comes to fruits and vegetables. A new government survey shows that in 2009 and 2010 more than three quarters of children ages 2-19 ate fruit on a given day and 90 percent ate vegetables. The study also found that children eat fewer fruits and vegetables as they get older. Those are some of the day's top health stories. David Begnaud for CBS News, New York

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A deadly crash in Essex County... The cost for a new natural gas pipeline increases... And the rescue service -- saving lives from the sky for decades...

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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. Showers and storms, mainly in eastern areas, will taper off this morning. Then we'll turn partly sunny with highs in the 70s. Full weather coming up.

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Developing this morning Police are investigating a shooting in St. Johnsbury. St. Johnsbury police say just before midnight Tuesday -- multiple rounds were fired at 405 River Road. They say 26-year-old Rafael Rodruguez was shot in the butt. He was taken to the hospital for treatment. Police believe this is an isolated incident and are still searching for the person of interest.

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A deadly crash in Ticonderoga, New York. Police say 90-year-old Tobia Secone was turning onto Route 74 from Harris Way at about 9-30 Tuesday morning -- when he pulled into the path of a tractor trailer. Secone was pronounced dead at the scene. The truck driver was not hurt.

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Three people had to be rescued from the Connecticut River in Hartland. Police say the three men were at Sumner Falls off Route 5 Monday -- when one of them, who has autism, went into the water. The others jumped in to help him. All three were swept down stream Rescue crews pulled all three from the water and no one suffered serious injuries.

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20 years in the air ... saving lives. Adam Sullivan has more on the history of DHART -- and how it's helped the region for two decades.

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((nats: 110 kilos, we will get started.")) A little after noon Tuesday- dispatchers for the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Advanced Response team get a call. ((nats: prop)) Minutes later the propeller begins to turn and critical care nurses and paramedics hop on board. ((Kyle Madigan/Dir. Of DHART Program: "from the time we get a call to the time we are airborne, we average about 7 minutes.")) ((natslifting off)) A patient at a hospital in Colebrook New Hampshire needs to be transported to a bigger facility. The DHART helicopter is the fastest way. ((Madigan: "we will certainly take patients to Fletcher Allen up in Burlington, we got to Boston hospitals, we go over into Portland, we go over into New York state as well.")) Over that last 20 years, DHART has transported nearly 25 thousand patients. Both hospital to hospital and directly from the scene of an accident. A vital service, for a rural area. Doctor Norman Yanofsky saw the need in the 1980's and was on the team that helped land it here. ((Dr. Norman Yanofsky/helped start program: "we have very long transport times and a lot of the ambulance services, particularly back then, were basic services that could not provide advanced techniques.")) ((Yanofsky: "I will never forget the first call because we had no idea when we would get the first call. We thought it might be two weeks to get the first call.")) Kathy Cook was working the dispatch center when that first call came in. ((Kathy Cook: "We went online at 7am and we were all just hanging out waiting for that first call and it came in at 8:03.")) ((Cook: After you got the first call under your belt it was fine. Everybody was more comfortable. You could breathe.")) 20 years later, the DHART program includes two helicopters AND two ground transports-- all with life-saving critical care capabilities. Something this E.R. doctor was reminded of while talking to a colleague at a recent conference. ((Yanofsky: "some how we got around to DHART and I said that I was inovlved in getting it started and he said you guys saved my don's life. I was like woah. His 13-year-old son had had a bad head injury out in his back yard, and they were in the middle of nowhere and they ended up calling DHART. He had an epidural hematoma. Required immediate surgery and her made a complete recovery.")) Thanks in part to a fast response that the region counts on in an emergency. Adam Sullivan channel three news in Lebanon New Hampshire.

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New York is investing big bucks in the tech industry. A move the governor says will create thousands of jobs upstate. New York is partnering with General Electric and other companies on a 500 million dollar initiative to spur research and development -- into smaller semiconductors for industries like solar power, health care and aviation. Governor Cuomo joined General Electric's CEO Tuesday to announce the manufacturing alliance. New York will invest $135 million. GE and other private companies will put up the remaining $365 million.

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Should Vermont Gas get another permit for its new natural gas pipeline -- now that costs jumped 40 percent? Vermont Gas is building the pipeline from Colchester to Middlebury -- but recently revealed the price jump. The Conservation Law Foundation says that represents a substantial change in the project -- and that the Vermont Public Service Board should require Vermont Gas to apply for an amended permit and to stop pipeline construction until then. Vermont Gas says delaying the project will only increase costs even more.

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(anchors introduce gary)

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That stubborn cold front is finally moving out today; any showers and t-storms (especially in eastern areas) will gradually taper off this morning. Then skies will turn partly sunny, with lowering humidity levels. Highs will be in the 70s. Tonight looks quiet with areas of fog. Lows will dip to 45/55. Thursday will be partly sunny. An upper-level trough could trigger an isolated shower, but most areas should remain dry. After that high pressure will bring us plenty of sunshine on Friday and Saturday with gradually moderating temps. In the longer term, a southerly flow will develop on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday. This will increase our humidity levels a bit. The added moisture in the air could spark a few afternoon t-storms, but at this point it's not looking like a big deal.

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One thousand children live in DCF custody and two recent cases highlight flaws in the system. From the protocols and procedures -- to what parents have to do to get their kids back -- all sides of the system are being examined through multiple investigations. Shelby Cashman has part one of our special report.

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Growing up without a real home--is something Raelyn Parizo knows all too well. 00:14:42 00:14:49 ((Raelyn Parizo/Grew up in DCF custody "It's not like going into a family. You're like a number, I don't know almost like a misfit.")) From the age of twelve to seventeen--Raelyn was in custody of the Department for Children and Families--floating from foster home--to foster home. And now--her two year old son is in DCF custody--one of the approximately one thousand other foster children--across the state. She was caught with drugs in her car--with her son in the backseat. Now-- she's trying to break what she calls--the DCF cycle. 00:14:21 00:14:30 ((Raelyn Parizo "They made me who I am. The moving and the constant different places I couldn't imagine how they put kids in foster homes.")) Raelyn says she is working hard to get her son back. That includes parenting classes with weekly reports sent to her DCF case worker--regular trips to the methadone clinic for opiate treatment--and staying clean. 00:14:11 00:14:18 ((Raelyn Parizo "Nine months, I've been clean. you know, clean. and reunification with my son, and it's a long road.")) A road Raelyn says her friend--Nytosha Laforce--also traveled down. But police say Laforce's path--led to tragedy. Laforce is charged with the 2nd degree murder of her 14 month old son--Peighton Geraw--in April. Her boyfriend--Tyler Chicoine--allegedly witnessed her slamming the toddlers head against the floor--of their Winooski apartment. DCF had been involved with Laforce and her son--since Peighton was six months old. The baby originally came into DCF custody--after Laforce fled Vermont last year--violating her parole for an earlier aggravated assault conviction. And family members told officials that--Laforce had substance abuse problems since she was a young teen. DCF Operations director Karen Shea--says that when children like Peighton come into custody--a case plan is developed. Within that plan--what the parents need to do--to get their children back. 00:10:10 00:10:08 ((Karen Shea/DCF "What we're doing is matching those risks and dangers together with services and supports to address those risks and dangers.")) In Laforce's case--that meant residential treatment at the Lund Family Center in Burlington. Peighton joined her there--while still in DCF custody--so Laforce could work on her parenting skills--in a safe and supervised environment. After six months of counseling--parenting classes-and drug testing--Laforce regained full custody. Court documents reveal Laforce's DCF case worker at the time--said Laforce graduated the LUND program quickly because she proved: GFX: -that she could soothe, feed and take care of Peighton - That should could get Peighton to day care--and to all of his appointments. Following the custody switch-- DCF had no further contact with the family--until five months later-- the day Peighton died. Karen Shea of DCF says that cease of contact--is not unusual. 00:13:31 00:13:49 ((Karen Shea/DCF "There are times that we don't necessarily, the court or other parties in that process don't necessarily agree that we need to continue to be involved with the family's life and so there are times when custody is transferred back to the parent and there's no order for the parent to continue to cooperate with DCF or to have contact with DCF.")) And the only reason DCF was once again called in the Peighton Geraw case--was because Fletcher Allen hospital--reported the child had unexplained bruising around his neck--two days before he died. Prosecutors say it was protocol for a DCF worker to then respond to the home--to investigate. And documents reveal that worker--thought the child was asleep--and never touched or held the child while he was there--despite noticing the bruising. An hour later--the child was dead--and prosecutors say the DCF worker--will not face criminal charges. ((NATS of DCF hearings)) But the case raises questions--not just about DCF protocols--but the child protection system as a whole. Lawmakers launched a series of statewide hearings--as they search for possible changes. Laforce underwent parenting classes--and was able to get her child back. But prosecutors say--something went wrong. ((NATS of me and Raelyn walking and talking)) Raelyn Parizo says she's also taking parenting classes at a DCF approved non-profit--to get her son back. GFX: DCF says family reunification is the goal. And about half of all children in DCF custody are eventually returned to their parents. But about 19 percent of them - end up back in DCF custody again. Raelyn hopes--to break that cycle. 00:16:16 00:16:18 ((Raelyn Parizo "oh he'll be back with me. My son will be back with me")) Tomorrow in part two of our special report--I actually attended a parenting class--and caught up with a mom and daughter--who spent nine months at a residential treatment facility. There--the mom worked hard to overcome her drug addiction and turn her life around. ((SC Channel 3 News))

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(((Less than a week after winning his second straight Vermont amateur championship in a playoff, Evan Russell needed extra holes again, this time to qualify for the biggest amateur tournament in the country. The Essex high grad beat out two other players today in a 4th playoff hole to grab one of two available spots in next month's U.S. Amateur championships in Atlanta, Georgia. Russell had the best final round of the day, a 3 under par 69, putting him in a 3 way tie for second place at the sectional qualifier in Westchester, New York. The winner of the event grabbed the other spot. This will be Russell's second straight trip to the U.S. Amateur championship. --- Meanwhile a former 3-time Vermont senior amateur champion is also headed off to play against some of the best in the country. South Burlington's Chip Ward has been invited to the first ever Golfweek Senior National Match Play tournament to be held Aug. 10th through the 12th in Pinehurst, North Carolina. The tournament invites only the top 32 Senior amateur golfers in the country. We caught up with The 62 year old today at his home course, the Burlington Country Club. Ward increased his participation in the Society of Seniors National Tour this summer. Playing on that tour over the years has helped Ward's game to the point where he's now in the top 20 of the national rankings. --- (((Chip Ward/"It's having the opportunity to play against these national players and watched how they manage their game. It's not about how far they hit it. It's not about anything but consistency and keeping the ball in a good position. And they're so talented that they're able to do that, and by observation some of that may have worn off over the years."))) --- The Vermont Mountaineers come back from a 2 day break to beat the North Adams SteepleCats tonight 5-1 in a rain shortened 8 innings. With the win, the Mountaineers now have a one game lead on Sanford for first place in the Northern Division. Vermont returns home tomorrow night to host New Bedford. ---- The Lake Monsters were off last night, the team is back home tonight after a 1-5 road trip. That's it for now, Scott Fleishman, channel 3 sports, have a great day.)))

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Almanac: Temps near normal yesterday. Precip: No precip officially in Burlington yesterday, but some spots saw locally heavy rain. Rad/Sat: Some showers continue this morning. Forecast: But they will be tpering off from west to east this AM, then partial sun will develop. Highs in the 70s.

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The Vermont Lake Monsters are off tonight, looking to regroup and refresh after a 1-5 road trip that concluded with three straight losses at Jamestown. Vermont opens a six game homestand tomorrow night against State College, but first it's time to Meet The Monsters. Here's Scott Fleishman. ((("This week we're in Fairfax with the Fairfax softball little league River Cats"))) ((("Hit 'em high, hit 'em low, hit 'em where the River Cats go. Go River Cats!"))) (((The River Cats are an energetic bunch of 7, 8 and 9 year olds. The day we caught up with the girls, they were working hard on fielding, they have definitely shown that practice makes perfect. Here's the first question for the Lake Monsters.))) ((("My name is Maggie. I'm 9 years old and I play shortstop. Why is the team called the Lake Monsters?"))) (((Nate Cloutier/"That's a great question Maggie. Our team is called the Lake Monsters after our world famous mascot, Champ. 21 years ago when he became our mascot he became so popular that we ended up changing our name to the Lake Monsters."))) ((("My name is Summer. I'm 7 earls old and I play short stop. How long did it take you to hit your first homerun?"))) (((Joe Bennie/"Hey Summer that's an interesting question and a tough one, because it took me a little longer to hit my first homerun then all the other kids. It was my last year of Little League. I was 12 years old. It was actually my last little league game, my last little league at bat, that I hit my first homerun."))) ((("My name is Mollie. I'm 8 years old and I like to play shortstop. What's the best part about being a Lake Monster?"))) (((Brett Vertigan/"Hey Mollie. The best part about being a Lake Monster is probably playing catch with Champ, because I love Champ."))) ((("Thanks again to the Fairfax River Cats. We'll see you next week on..."))) ((("Meet the Monsters!")))

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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. Showers and storms, mainly in eastern areas, will taper off this morning. Then we'll turn partly sunny with highs in the 70s. Full weather coming up. (anchors thank in 3-shot-transition to lead story)

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Developing this morning Police are investigating a shooting in St. Johnsbury. St. Johnsbury police say just before midnight Tuesday -- multiple rounds were fired at 405 River Road. They say 26-year-old Rafael Rodruguez was shot in the butt. He was taken to the hospital for treatment. Police believe this is an isolated incident and are still searching for the person of interest.

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More than two years after the murder of a St. Johnsbury teacher -- detectives have gotten a warrant -- to examine evidence stored since Melissa Jenkins death. Jenkins was raped and killed in March of 20-12. Investigators gathered enough evidence to charge Allen and Patricia Prue with first degree murder and kidnapping. Now -- a judge has approved a request from Vermont State Police to have 15 additional items reviewed by the state crime lab. Evidence has been in police custody since shortly after Jenkins' murder. The items include a hard drive, memory cards, a disc adaptor, video cassettes, an SD card, a disc, videos and a notebook -- all seized from the Prues' home. News of this additional evidence is encouraging to some in town.

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((Ed Poginy/St. Johnsbury Resident 00:01:41 "It has been taking a long time,I hope that we do get it resolved soon, But I want to make sure that everything is in order when we do it." 00:01:49)) Allen and Patricia Prue has denied the charges in court. Their trials are expected to begin in the fall. Prosecutors don't believe this additional evidence will delay proceedings.

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It's a crime that went unsolved for decades-- but now an accused killer is back in Vermont to face a murder charge. Fifty-four-year-old David Allan Morrison pleaded not guilty Tuesday for the murder of Manchester golf pro Sarah Hunter. Hunter was 36 when she disappeared in September 1986. Her body was found two months later -- strangled and sexually assaulted. Morrison was a suspect from the outset -- but was never charged and the case went cold. Then in 2012, a review of old evidence produced a DNA match with Morrisson. He was returned to Vermont this week from a prison in California where he has been serving time for a murder in that state.

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Two people are dead -- and a third seriously injured -- after a crash in Bennington. It happened Monday night at the intersection of Route 7 and Carpenter Hill Road. Police say 36-year-old Jamie Sorel tried to pass a tractor trailer on a curve -- and hit another car -- head-on. Sorel and the oncoming driver -- 26-year-old Danny Thomas were pronounced dead at the scene. Thomas' passenger -- 19-year-old Tori Green was airlifted to the hospital with traumatic injuries. Police say none of them were wearing seatbelts -- and alcohol was a factor. The truck driver was not hurt.

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New York is investing big bucks in the tech industry. A move the governor says will create thousands of jobs upstate. New York is partnering with General Electric and other companies on a 500 million dollar initiative to spur research and development -- into smaller semiconductors for industries like solar power, health care and aviation. Governor Cuomo joined General Electric's CEO Tuesday to announce the manufacturing alliance. New York will invest $135 million. GE and other private companies will put up the remaining $365 million.

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In Vermont's governors race, one candidate has a sizeable lead in the race to raise money. Tuesday the candidates revealed how much cash they have in their campaign coffers. Alex Apple has the numbers.

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Vermont's candidates for Governor revealed how much money they have on hand to today. Incumbent Peter Shumlin has now raised over 509 thousand this election cycle. Meanwhile Republican Scott Milne has raised just over 20 thousand dollars. Despite the large discrepancy in fundraising, Republican candidate Scott Milne was optimistic about his fundraising levels --given that he entered the race just over one month ago. (15:52:04)((Scott Milne/Republican Candidate for Governor "I made three calls asking for money. That's really the extent of our fundraising, so 20,000 is really a pretty good showing.")) Milne says he has enough money on hand to accomplish his goals of building a robust field staff. On the other hand, Governor Peter Shumlin has over 1 million dollars now on hand -- over 500 thousand rolled over from previous fundraising. GOP analyst Mike Smith admitted Scott Milne has an uphill climb if he wants to hold Vermont's top public office. ((Mike Smith/Republican Strategist "2:43 Obviously it is an uphill battle when you are going against an opponent with more than a million dollars and you have $20,000 ....2:55 The thing you have to realize is that money doesn't always win. Now I want to qualify that it is an uphill battle and we must remember it is an uphill battle.")) Governor Shumlin has yet to formally enter the race, but his democratic cohorts are already crafting a plan to win in November -- they say the key for them is keeping voter turnout high. (16:55:14)((Ben Sarle/Vermont Democratic Party "we are building the party as much as possible. We are hiring more field staff, we are more organized than we have ever been and we have probably the most talented team with us that we have ever had.")) The candidates now have a month before they will have to file their fundraising numbers again. Though he has yet to officially enter the race, Governor Shumlin has spent just over 65 thousand so far. The Milne campaign has yet to even spend a thousand dollars -- he says he have a plan in place to keep the campaign focused on jobs and and what he calls a lack of results from the Shumlin administration ((Alex Apple Channel 3 News.))

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That stubborn cold front is finally moving out today; any showers and t-storms (especially in eastern areas) will gradually taper off this morning. Then skies will turn partly sunny, with lowering humidity levels. Highs will be in the 70s. Tonight looks quiet with areas of fog. Lows will dip to 45/55. Thursday will be partly sunny. An upper-level trough could trigger an isolated shower, but most areas should remain dry. After that high pressure will bring us plenty of sunshine on Friday and Saturday with gradually moderating temps. In the longer term, a southerly flow will develop on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday. This will increase our humidity levels a bit. The added moisture in the air could spark a few afternoon t-storms, but at this point it's not looking like a big deal.

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The Israeli prime minister pledging to respond after a cease-fire deal was rejected -- and air strikes resumed in the Gaza strip. Anne Marie Green has that story and more in world watch.

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu now vows to respond more forcefully...after a proposed ceasefire between Israel and Hamas militants fell through. Israel initially accepted the Egyptian truce plan Tuesday, but resumed air strikes against militants in the Gaza strip...after Hamas rejected it and kept up its attacks. Israel's military is warning residents of northern and eastern Gaza to leave their homes...a sign that air strikes in the area could be possible. Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are still considering an emergency request from President Obama calling for 3.7 billion dollars to help deal with the nation's growing immigration crisis. The battle took central stage in Oracle, Arizona Tuesday...where protesters faced off amid a federal plan to house dozens of unaccompanied immigrant children from Central America in the town. In DC, two Texas lawmakers introduced a bill that would allow border patrol agents to treat unaccompanied minors more like those who come here from Mexico...and send them back home quicker. And California residents are being told to stop wasting water outdoors ....or pay the price. State water regulators voted Tuesday to approve fines up to 500 dollars a day for people wasting water on landscaping, car washing and other outdoor uses. The move comes as California attempts to increase water conservation to tackle one of its worst droughts in decades. Those are some of the day's top stories. I'm Anne Marie Green CBS News New York.

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Between travel, vacations, and sending the kids off to camp, summer can be a hot time for identity theft. Karin Caifa (prono: KAY-fuh) looks at some risky situations to avoid.

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YOU PROBABLY DON'T WANT TO THINK ABOUT IDENTITY THEFT ON VACATION. BUTCERTAIN ASPECTS OF SUMMER FUN CAN LEAVE ANYONE IN THE FAMILY SUSCEPTIBLE TO SCAMS. CONSUMER REPORTS RECOMMENDS TRAVELING WITH A MINIMUM NUMBER OF DOCUMENTS AND OTHER ITEMS WITH SENSITIVE PERSONAL INFORMATION. FOR EXAMPLE, LEAVE SOCIAL SECURITY CARDS AND EXTRA CREDIT CARDS AT HOME. ALSO MAKE BANK AND CREDIT CARD COMPANIES AWARE OF TRAVEL PLANS, SO THEY CAN BETTER MONITOR FRAUD. THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION WARNS HOTEL GUESTS OF CERTAIN COMMON SCAMS, INCLUDING CALLS PURPORTEDLY FROM THE FRONT DESK SEEKING VERIFICATION OF A CREDIT CARD NUMBER. WHEN A HOTEL REALLY HAS AN ISSUE WITH A CREDIT CARD, THEY'LL ASK GUESTS TO COME TO THE DESK TO DEAL WITH IT FACE-TO-FACE. ANOTHER PITFALL, FAKE WI-FI NETWORKS. CONFIRM THE HOTEL'S AUTHORIZED NETWORK AT CHECK-IN TO AVOID HANDING INFORMATION OVER TO SCAMMERS. AND IDENTITY THEFT ISN'T LIMITED TO ADULTS. CHILDREN'S SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS CAN BE A TARGET BECAUSE THEY PROVIDE A CLEAN SLATE FOR SCAMMERS TO OPEN CREDIT ACCOUNTS - AND BECAUSE MOST PARENTS DON'T SUSPECT YOUNG ONES COULD BE VICTIMS OF FRAUD. WHEN A CHILD ATTENDS SUMMER CAMP OR ANOTHER SUMMER PROGRAM, THE F-T-C URGES PARENTS TO FIND OUT WHERE PERSONAL INFORMATION IS STORED, HOW THOSE RECORDS ARE USED, AND WHO HAS ACCESS. FOR CONSUMER WATCH, I'M KARIN CAIFA.

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Rad/Sat: the last of the showers and storms are moving out this morning. Jet Stream: Recently the jet has been to our north, so we've been warm and humid. That's changing though, and a trough is moving in with cooler temps and lower humidity. Forecast Temps: Not super cold though.... highs in the 70s today. Then we drop into the 40s and 50s tonight. Rec Forecast: Any wet weather tapers and gives way to improving conditions later today. Forecast: Showers end, turning partly sunny, with highs in the 70s.

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April Vanderveer from Gifford Medical Center joins us to talk about Topic: Pregnancy in summertime Announcer: What should pregnant women know about summertime and how it can affect their pregnancy? Summer is great time in Vermont to enjoy the outdoors and outdoor activities. Pregnant women should feel comfortable enjoying the outdoors, but there are a few tips they should follow to keep themselves and their baby healthy, including: Hydration. You often hear that a pregnant women is eating for two. That may not be quite accurate, but she is certainly drinking for two. April has specific recommendations on how much water to drink. Safe exercise. The hormones of pregnancy relax a woman's joints, leaving them more prone to injury. Exercise is important for a healthy pregnancy. But it might be best to stick to sports you know well and to pace yourself. Announcer: What about foods? You often here that pregnant women should, for example, avoid mercury from fish? Foods. Summer brings cookouts. Some lunch meats and hot dogs can carry bacteria that can be harmful to a pregnant woman's baby and should be completely avoided. The March of Dimes website is a great resource on what to eat in pregnancy. (A possible link for your website: ) And, yes, summer also brings fishing. We have great fishing in Vermont and fish can be very good for you during pregnancy, but in limited consumption because of mercury. In general, it can be safer for pregnant women to eat smaller fish from smaller bodies of water. The Department of Health provides information on fish consumption. (A possible link for your website: )

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Police investigate a shooting in St. Johnsbury... A deadly crash in Essex County... And a man charged with feeding wild bears...

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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. Showers and storms, mainly in eastern areas, will taper off this morning. Then we'll turn partly sunny with highs in the 70s. Full weather coming up.

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Developing this morning Police are investigating a shooting in St. Johnsbury. St. Johnsbury police say just before midnight Tuesday -- multiple rounds were fired at 405 River Road. They say 26-year-old Rafael Rodruguez was shot in the butt. He was taken to the hospital for treatment. Police believe this is an isolated incident and are still searching for the person of interest.

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A deadly crash in Ticonderoga, New York. Police say 90-year-old Tobia Secone was turning onto Route 74 from Harris Way at about 9-30 Tuesday morning -- when he pulled into the path of a tractor trailer. Secone was pronounced dead at the scene. The truck driver was not hurt.

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Three people had to be rescued from the Connecticut River in Hartland. Police say the three men were at Sumner Falls off Route 5 Monday -- when one of them, who has autism, went into the water. The others jumped in to help him. All three were swept down stream Rescue crews pulled all three from the water and no one suffered serious injuries.

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Should Vermont Gas get another permit for its new natural gas pipeline -- now that costs jumped 40 percent? Vermont Gas is building the pipeline from Colchester to Middlebury -- but recently revealed the price jump. The Conservation Law Foundation says that represents a substantial change in the project -- and that the Vermont Public Service Board should require Vermont Gas to apply for an amended permit and to stop pipeline construction until then. Vermont Gas says delaying the project will only increase costs even more.

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A Vermont man is accused of illegally feeding bears. 54-year-old Jeffrey Messier is accused of intentionally feeding the wild animals. The charge comes after reports of a bear being killed in self-defense last month was found with sunflower seeds in its stomach. State officials say when investigating Messier's property they found a bear walking around a picnic table with similar seeds. If convicted Messier could face up to a 1-thousand dollar fine and lose his hunting license.

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(anchors introduce gary)

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That stubborn cold front is finally moving out today; any showers and t-storms (especially in eastern areas) will gradually taper off this morning. Then skies will turn partly sunny, with lowering humidity levels. Highs will be in the 70s. Tonight looks quiet with areas of fog. Lows will dip to 45/55. Thursday will be partly sunny. An upper-level trough could trigger an isolated shower, but most areas should remain dry. After that high pressure will bring us plenty of sunshine on Friday and Saturday with gradually moderating temps. In the longer term, a southerly flow will develop on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday. This will increase our humidity levels a bit. The added moisture in the air could spark a few afternoon t-storms, but at this point it's not looking like a big deal.

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(((Less than a week after winning his second straight Vermont amateur championship in a playoff, Evan Russell needed extra holes again, this time to qualify for the biggest amateur tournament in the country. The Essex high grad beat out two other players today in a 4th playoff hole to grab one of two available spots in next month's U.S. Amateur championships in Atlanta, Georgia. Russell had the best final round of the day, a 3 under par 69, putting him in a 3 way tie for second place at the sectional qualifier in Westchester, New York. The winner of the event grabbed the other spot. This will be Russell's second straight trip to the U.S. Amateur championship. --- Meanwhile a former 3-time Vermont senior amateur champion is also headed off to play against some of the best in the country. South Burlington's Chip Ward has been invited to the first ever Golfweek Senior National Match Play tournament to be held Aug. 10th through the 12th in Pinehurst, North Carolina. The tournament invites only the top 32 Senior amateur golfers in the country. We caught up with The 62 year old today at his home course, the Burlington Country Club. Ward increased his participation in the Society of Seniors National Tour this summer. Playing on that tour over the years has helped Ward's game to the point where he's now in the top 20 of the national rankings. --- (((Chip Ward/"It's having the opportunity to play against these national players and watched how they manage their game. It's not about how far they hit it. It's not about anything but consistency and keeping the ball in a good position. And they're so talented that they're able to do that, and by observation some of that may have worn off over the years."))) --- The Vermont Mountaineers come back from a 2 day break to beat the North Adams SteepleCats tonight 5-1 in a rain shortened 8 innings. With the win, the Mountaineers now have a one game lead on Sanford for first place in the Northern Division. Vermont returns home tomorrow night to host New Bedford. ---- The Lake Monsters were off last night, the team is back home tonight after a 1-5 road trip. That's it for now, Scott Fleishman, channel 3 sports, have a great day.)))

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The Vermont Lake Monsters are off tonight, looking to regroup and refresh after a 1-5 road trip that concluded with three straight losses at Jamestown. Vermont opens a six game homestand tomorrow night against State College, but first it's time to Meet The Monsters. Here's Scott Fleishman. ((("This week we're in Fairfax with the Fairfax softball little league River Cats"))) ((("Hit 'em high, hit 'em low, hit 'em where the River Cats go. Go River Cats!"))) (((The River Cats are an energetic bunch of 7, 8 and 9 year olds. The day we caught up with the girls, they were working hard on fielding, they have definitely shown that practice makes perfect. Here's the first question for the Lake Monsters.))) ((("My name is Maggie. I'm 9 years old and I play shortstop. Why is the team called the Lake Monsters?"))) (((Nate Cloutier/"That's a great question Maggie. Our team is called the Lake Monsters after our world famous mascot, Champ. 21 years ago when he became our mascot he became so popular that we ended up changing our name to the Lake Monsters."))) ((("My name is Summer. I'm 7 earls old and I play short stop. How long did it take you to hit your first homerun?"))) (((Joe Bennie/"Hey Summer that's an interesting question and a tough one, because it took me a little longer to hit my first homerun then all the other kids. It was my last year of Little League. I was 12 years old. It was actually my last little league game, my last little league at bat, that I hit my first homerun."))) ((("My name is Mollie. I'm 8 years old and I like to play shortstop. What's the best part about being a Lake Monster?"))) (((Brett Vertigan/"Hey Mollie. The best part about being a Lake Monster is probably playing catch with Champ, because I love Champ."))) ((("Thanks again to the Fairfax River Cats. We'll see you next week on..."))) ((("Meet the Monsters!")))

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

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It's a crime that went unsolved for decades-- but now an accused killer is back in Vermont to face a murder charge. Fifty-four-year-old David Allan Morrison pleaded not guilty Tuesday for the murder of Manchester golf pro Sarah Hunter. Hunter was 36 when she disappeared in September 1986. Her body was found two months later -- strangled and sexually assaulted. Morrison was a suspect from the outset -- but was never charged and the case went cold. Then in 2012, a review of old evidence produced a DNA match with Morrisson. He was returned to Vermont this week from a prison in California where he has been serving time for a murder in that state.

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((Chief Michael Hall/Manchester Police Dept. 1:51:30:06 it's certainly a pleasure to be able to see this through to some sort of resolution whereby the individual responsible for her murder is brought to justice 1:51:39:00)) ((John Ottaviano/superintende nt Manchester golf club 1:46:54:00 that somebody took her away. I think that's awful. I hope if this is the individual - I hope he gets all they can give him 1:47:04:03)) Prosecutors say Morrison has been bothering Hunter's family and asked that he not be allowed to contact them. He's due back in court in two weeks.

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Two people are dead -- and a third seriously injured -- after a crash in Bennington. It happened Monday night at the intersection of Route 7 and Carpenter Hill Road. Police say 36-year-old Jamie Sorel tried to pass a tractor trailer on a curve -- and hit another car -- head-on. Sorel and the oncoming driver -- 26-year-old Danny Thomas were pronounced dead at the scene. Thomas' passenger -- 19-year-old Tori Green was airlifted to the hospital with traumatic injuries. Police say none of them were wearing seatbelts -- and alcohol was a factor. The truck driver was not hurt.

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The Israeli military is urging residents of northern and eastern Gaza to leave their homes- as air strikes continue. Israel resumed its heavy bombardment of Gaza Tuesday after Hamas rejected a cease-fire proposal... Israel suffered its first fatality on Tuesday when rocket fire killed a man. In Gaza, at least 197 people have been killed and close to 1,500 wounded.

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Parts of New England are picking up this morning -- after getting slammed by last night's storm. Massachussetts and parts of the tri-state area were hit hard by a summer storm that rolled through Tuesday evening. Downed trees and power lines caused some serious damage. In New York City heavy rainfall flooded roads -- stalling cars causing traffic jams.

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Hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers could soon be without a ride to work. Anxiety is growing for roughly 300-thousand daily passengers caught in a labor dispute involving the Long Island Rail Road. Union members are threatening to strike if they do not get a new contract by Sunday. State leaders say a strike could cost up to $50 million dollars a day in lost economic activity.

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

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Almanac: Temps near normal yesterday. Precip: No precip officially in Burlington yesterday, but some spots saw locally heavy rain. Rad/Sat: Some showers continue this morning. Forecast: But they will be tpering off from west to east this AM, then partial sun will develop. Highs in the 70s.

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The Land of Makebelieve -- entertained kids and their families for decades. Now the old theme park -- is being brought back to life -- in a different way. Logan Crawford explains.

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Years ago the Land of Make believe in Upper Jay, New York was a popular tourist attraction -- with rides and all sorts of things for kids to do. After multiple floods it closed in 1979. (tile 1703 00:02:34:10) ((Lynn Edmonds/Jay "It was a favorite spot for me when I was a kid and I remember taking kids there for babysitting. It's magical." 00:02:44:00)) Tropical Storm Irene destroyed what was left of the old amusement park and the land sat unused -- until recently when a couple who own a coffee roasting company wanted to do something with it. (tile 1719 00:08:00:14) ((Michelle Axtell/Adirondack Mountain Coffee "We are in the process of expanding into what used to be the gift shop at the Land of Makebelieve so we can open a cafe." 00:08:09:16)) The Axtells bought the property from the Historical Society for 1-hundred dollars -- and are paying for the repairs themselves. Some memorabilia from the Land of Makebelieve was saved from floods and will be on display in the cafe. (tile 1702 00:01:54:17) ((Gene Nolan/Jay "I think it meant a lot to the people of Jay and I think it'll mean a lot for them to see the building restored even though it's going to be a restaurant-cafe instead of the Land of Makebelieve." 00:02:06:24)) (tile 1736 00:19:48:24) ((Logan Crawford/Upper Jay "On the bank of the Ausable River is where the Axtells are building their new cafe where the Land of Makebelieve used to stand -- and at quite the risk. The river has flooded numerous times over the years." 00:19:59:13)) (tile 1720 00:11:18:06) ((Michelle Axtell/Adirondack Mountain Coffee "When tropical storm Irene came through, the building needed to be gutted. So now we need to redo the flooring and the walls. We're going to raise 3 feet to hopefully avoid flooding in the future." 00:11:30:01)) The café will serve breakfast and lunch. (tile 1720 00:10:50:28) ((Michelle Axtell/Adirondack Mountain Coffee "It'll be nice to keep it alive so all the locals and the people coming through know what used to be here and how it used to be." 00:10:58:04)) The Axtells hope to have their café up and running this fall -- and make the Land of Makebelieve a reality once more. Logan Crawford, channel 3 news, Upper Jay. -3-

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Developing this morning Police are investigating a shooting in St. Johnsbury. St. Johnsbury police say just before midnight Tuesday -- multiple rounds were fired at 405 River Road. They say 26-year-old Rafael Rodruguez was shot in the butt. He was taken to the hospital for treatment. Police believe this is an isolated incident and are still searching for the person of interest.

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More than two years after the murder of a St. Johnsbury teacher -- detectives have gotten a warrant -- to examine evidence stored since Melissa Jenkins death. Jenkins was raped and killed in March of 20-12. Investigators gathered enough evidence to charge Allen and Patricia Prue with first degree murder and kidnapping. Now -- a judge has approved a request from Vermont State Police to have 15 additional items reviewed by the state crime lab. Evidence has been in police custody since shortly after Jenkins' murder. The items include a hard drive, memory cards, a disc adaptor, video cassettes, an SD card, a disc, videos and a notebook -- all seized from the Prues' home. News of this additional evidence is encouraging to some in town.

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((Ed Poginy/St. Johnsbury Resident 00:01:41 "It has been taking a long time,I hope that we do get it resolved soon, But I want to make sure that everything is in order when we do it." 00:01:49)) Allen and Patricia Prue has denied the charges in court. Their trials are expected to begin in the fall. Prosecutors don't believe this additional evidence will delay proceedings.

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New York is investing big bucks in the tech industry. A move the governor says will create thousands of jobs upstate. New York is partnering with General Electric and other companies on a 500 million dollar initiative to spur research and development -- into smaller semiconductors for industries like solar power, health care and aviation. Governor Cuomo joined General Electric's CEO Tuesday to announce the manufacturing alliance. New York will invest $135 million. GE and other private companies will put up the remaining $365 million.

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It's a crime that went unsolved for decades-- but now an accused killer is back in Vermont to face a murder charge. Fifty-four-year-old David Allan Morrison pleaded not guilty Tuesday for the murder of Manchester golf pro Sarah Hunter. Hunter was 36 when she disappeared in September 1986. Her body was found two months later -- strangled and sexually assaulted. Morrison was a suspect from the outset -- but was never charged and the case went cold. Then in 2012, a review of old evidence produced a DNA match with Morrisson. He was returned to Vermont this week from a prison in California where he has been serving time for a murder in that state.

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((Chief Michael Hall/Manchester Police Dept. 1:51:30:06 it's certainly a pleasure to be able to see this through to some sort of resolution whereby the individual responsible for her murder is brought to justice 1:51:39:00)) ((John Ottaviano/superintende nt Manchester golf club 1:46:54:00 that somebody took her away. I think that's awful. I hope if this is the individual - I hope he gets all they can give him 1:47:04:03)) Prosecutors say Morrison has been bothering Hunter's family and asked that he not be allowed to contact them. He's due back in court in two weeks.

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Two people are dead -- and a third seriously injured -- after a crash in Bennington. It happened Monday night at the intersection of Route 7 and Carpenter Hill Road. Police say 36-year-old Jamie Sorel tried to pass a tractor trailer on a curve -- and hit another car -- head-on. Sorel and the oncoming driver -- 26-year-old Danny Thomas were pronounced dead at the scene. Thomas' passenger -- 19-year-old Tori Green was airlifted to the hospital with traumatic injuries. Police say none of them were wearing seatbelts -- and alcohol was a factor. The truck driver was not hurt.

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I'm Ali Freeman -- coming up tomorrow morning -- what it takes to have a socially smart vacation. Like what you should NOT be posting to facebook. Our social media expert explains. Join us -- starting at 5.


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