Wed 22-OCT-2014 Early A.M. News Script

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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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We're on verdict watch this morning. A case in the death of a St. Johnsbury teacher -- that prosecutors say was murder. The jury enters day two of deliberations this morning -- deciding the fate of Allen Prue. He and his wife, Patricia, are charged in the abduction and murder of Melissa Jenkins. Allen Prue's attorney has been trying to convince the jury that it was Patricia who killed Jenkins. Patricia Prue will be tried separately -- and faces more heinous charges. The jury got the case Tuesday afternoon -- and so far, have deliberated for about five hours.

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((Lisa Warren/Caledonia County State's Attorney 03:20:16 "Allen Prue was not some timid sideliner." 03:18:24 "he could of let up and released on her neck. He didn't. He could have said Patricia we're not doing this. He didn't."))12 ((Bob Katims/Prue's lawyer 05:13:08 "Patricia Prue killed Melissa Jenkins. She beat her savagely. She stun gunned her and she strangled her to death. :15 Allen Prue didn't plan to kill her, he didn't agree to kill her. he didn't assist her in doing it."))13 The jury will have to decide if Allen Prue is guilty of 1st degree murder -- which carries a sentence of 35 years to life in prison. The jury can also find Prue guilty of the lesser charge of 2nd degree murder. That carries a 20 years to life sentence. Patricia Prue is facing aggravated first degree murder because prosecutors allege she also sexually assaulted Jenkins.

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Uneasy workers at I-B-M are getting a better sense of what their future holds -- under GlobalFoundries. Employees say that they've been told by executives that wages, benefits, vacation and seniority will remain comparable. Those nearing retirement with IBM will be able to "double-dip" - getting their IBM pensions while working for GlobalFoundries. Global will also send job offers to all employees in the mail within 90 days as a part of the transition.

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((Cal Bittner/IBM employee 00:26:56 "A lot of questions were answered, and the benefits package, there will be some pluses and minuses but overall very comparable is what we were told so I think it's very good." 00:26:10)) GlobalFoundries says there will be no job cuts in the forseeable future at the Essex Junction plant.

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Meanwhile -- Will Vermont support GlobalFoundries like it has for IBM? Kyle Midura takes a look.

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The question of how to retain IBM -- and jobs for the thousands of Vermonters employed by the company -- is one that plagued multiple governors and hundreds of lawmakers over the last two decades. Big blue will leave soon, but Global Foundries' takeover of the Essex plant will at least temporarily prevent job losses. (00:01:03:00) (( PHONER - Fmr. Gov. Jim Douglas I think we have to be honest that we haven't been the best host to IBM over the years)) Former Gov. Jim Douglas says he believes Vermont should have provided IBM with more regulatory relief and built the circumferential highway he fought for at Big Blue's request. Envisioned as a way to cut traffic, lawsuits snarled its progress, and Gov. Peter Shumlin ultimately green-lit workarounds instead. Douglas says new owners for the facility means a clean slate for the state and a chance to fix underlying challenges. (00:02:01:00) ((Fmr. Gov. Jim Douglas PHONER I certainly hope policy makers will listen carefully to what the new owners are saying and to do everything they can to accommodate them)) (00:42:00:00) ((Sen. Phil Baruth - D-Chittenden County there's been no ask made of the state so far)) Chittenden County Sen. Phil Baruth is the Vice Chair of the Senate Economic Development committee. The state can tap three-point-five million dollars in economic development funds -- and lawmakers approved a way to lower electric rates for large companies so long as the cost is not shifted onto rate-payers. Baruth says he does not expect the Big Blue news to affect political races, or results at the polls in early November. But he thinks lawmakers will spend significant time on economic development issues when they return in January. Even so -- he says state benefits are unlikely to be a primary factor in decisions made by owners of the Essex plant. (00:40:47:00) ((Sen. Phil Baruth - D-Chittenden County the truth is that we're in a ferociously competitive global economy and often the forces involved are just much larger than we can really comprehend)) Frank Cioffi worked with IBM under Gov. Howard Dean, and in following years in his role with economic development non-profits. He says Global Foundries is still assessing the business climate surrounding its newest purchase -- but says the company will likely look into workforce development options as well as research and development incentives. (00:10:25:00) ((Cioffi we'll find out what's most meaningful to the company as we have dialogue with them)) Economic Development Secretary Pat Moulton says she did not take part in the Governor's meeting with executives from IBM and Global Foundries. She says the meeting did opened a dialogue though, one that will involve far more substance once the company has a better idea of what it needs. Kyle Midura ch 3 btv.

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Troubled Burlington College is trying to keep itself afloat financially -- by selling off lakefront property. The college is selling 25 acres of its 32-acres of land to developer Eric Farrell for seven million dollars. Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger says he's happy the college is making progress getting its finances in order. The property -- will be private land -- that Farrell plans to build housing on. But the Mayor says the city is interested in making sure -- part of that land -- is saved for the bike path.

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(TC 00:05:55:28 Tile 4483) ((Mayor Miro Weinberger/D-Burlingto n "Been talking to the college and the proposed developer there about ensuring an east-west connection to the bike path. That is something that's called out in our parks master plan as a priority." 00:06:08:20)) Weinberger says the bike path connection is something the city is working on regardless if it runs through the area behind Burlington College.

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(anchors introduce gary) Local temps: mainly in 40s NE temps/radar: lots of 40s, some low 50s south; showers on radar mainly north right now U.S. Clouds/radar: coastal storm setting up shop, going nowhere Forecast clouds/precip: We'll be stuck in this wet and breezy weather pattern through the end of the week.

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Today: Periods of rain Highs: 47 to 54 Wind: N 10 to 15 mph Tonight: Periods of rain Lows: 42 to 48 Wind: N 10 to 15 mph Thursday: Periods of rain Heavy at times Breezy Highs: 47 to 54 Wind: NNE 10 to 20 mph Extended: Friday: Showers Lows: 38 to 48 Highs: 45 to 55 Saturday: Mostly cloudy Chance for showers Lows: 35 to 45 Highs: 50s Sunday: Mostly cloudy Showers Lows: 35 to 45 Highs: 45 to 55 Hyper-Extended: Monday: Partly cloudy Lows: 35 to 45 Highs: 52 to 62 Tuesday: Partly cloudy Lows: 35 to 45 Highs: 55 to 65

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LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS ARE LOOKING AT THE COMPUTERS, AND TALKING TO THE FRIENDS OF THREE TEENAGE COLORADO GIRLS. THEY WERE PICKED UP IN GERMANY OVER THE WEEKEND, WHEN AUTHORITIES SUSPECTED THEY MAY HAVE BEEN TRYING TO JOIN ISLAMIC FIGHTERS IN SYRIA. KRIS VAN CLEAVE HAS THE LATEST ON THE INVESTIGATION.

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THE THREE DENVER-AREA TEENAGE GIRLS TOLD THEIR PARENTS THEY WERE GOING TO TURKEY TO STUDY, BUT THE F-B-I BELIEVES THEIR ULTIMATE GOAL WAS TO JOIN ISLAMIC STATE FIGHTERS IN SYRIA. THE TEENS MANAGED TO BOARD A FLIGHT FROM DENVER TO FRANKFURT GERMANY, BUT WERE INTERCEPTED BY LOCAL POLICE AND THE F-B-I. THEY ARE REPORTEDLY BETWEEN 15 AND 17. TWO ARE SISTERS OF SOMALI DECENT, THE OTHER SUDANESE. THE FAMILIES REPORTED THE GIRLS MISSING AFTER REALIZING THEY SKIPPED SCHOOL, LEFT HOME WITH 2-THOUSAND DOLLARS AND THEIR PASSPORTS. MEMBERS OF THE LOCAL MUSLIM COMMUNITY ARE CONCERNED: ((SOT WEDN010-- HAFEDH FERJANI | CHAIRMAN, COLORADO MUSLIM COUNCIL--:28)) "I WAS SHOCKED BECAUSE WE THOUGHT THE BOYS WERE EASY TARGETS. TO OUR SURPRISE THE GIRLS WERE EASY TARGETS." WHILE THE FBI INVESTIGATES, ALL THREE ARE BACK WITH THEIR PARENTS AND NO CHARGES HAVE BEEN FILED. INVESTIGATORS BELIEVE THEY ARE LIKELY IMPRESSIONABLE YOUNG GIRLS WHO WERE CAUGHT UP IN THE MOMENT AFTER POSSIBILY BEING INFLUENCED BY TERRORIST PROPAGANDA ...BUT WERE NOT RADICALIZED. ((SOT WEDN010 HAFEDH FERJANI | CHAIRMAN, COLORADO MUSLIM COUNCIL-- :55)) "I'M HOPING THAT THE PARENTS WILL DO THEIR SHARE AND TALK TO THEIR KIDS." (STILLS - TUES419) IN APRIL, 19 YEAR-OLD SHANNON CONLEY WAS ARRESTED AT DENVER'S AIRPORT....TRYING TO GET TO SYRIA AFTER MEETING AN ISIS FIGHTER ONLINE. AND EARLIER THIS MONTH AN ILLIONIS TEEN WAS ARRESTED AT CHICAGO O'HARE AIRPORT AS HE ALLEGEDLY PLANNED TO TRAVEL TO THE MIDDLE EAST AND THE ISLAMIC STATE. KRIS VAN CLEAVE CBS NEWS NEW YORK.

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Officials say a man who struck two Canadian soldiers with his car Monday -- was "clearly linked to terrorist ideology." One of the soldiers was killed, the other injured in the attack in Quebec. The car was driven by a man who officials say had become radicalized.

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((Steven Blaney, Canadian Public Safety Minister: This is a terrible act of violence against our country, against our military, against our value.)) The suspect -- 25-year-old Martin Rouleau -- was shot and killed by police -- after leading them on a high speed chase.

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The speech at a Vermont College -- has promted Pennsylvania's Governor to sign a law to curb what he calls QUOTE "Obscene Celebrity". Governor Tom Corbett says this measure was prompted after Mumia Abu-Jamal gave a pre-recorded speech earlier this month to graduates at Goddard College. Abu-Jamal is serving a life sentence for the 1981 killing of a Philadelphia Police officer. Governor Corbet says Abu-Jamal is cultivating "Obscene Celebrity" status -- and the new law would cut down on the Quote "continuing effect of the crime".

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Millions of vehicles in the U.S. are on the road with defective air bags... that are being called ticking time bombs. The explosions from the Takata airbags can send shrapnel through a vehicle. That flying metal has been linked to at least four deaths and 30 injuries. More than half the nearly 12 million recalled vehicles are made by Honda. But there are eight other manufacturers involved, including Toyota. But the day after the government issued an urgent letter advising drivers to take immediate action -- people couldn't find out which cars were involved. The search feature for recalled cars on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website did not work. A separate page listing affected vehicles was inaccurate, including vehicles not involved. Last night -- the N-H-TSA released a new updated list with all the cars believed to be affected.

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Pope Francis is making another major change at the Vatican. The Pontiff will allow the Sistine Chapel to be used for corporate events to raise money for charities. And it comes with a hefty price tag... Porsche is the first to take advantage of the Vatican's new art for charity project. Porsche enthusiasts paid nearly six-thousand-dollars per person for a concert and private tour of the chapel.

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Bad news for holiday travelers.... Expect to pay more to fly out of town for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays this year. According to expedia-dot-com, flights around the Thanksgiving weekend are up 17-percent from last year. So far, flights for the Christmas holiday have gone up two percent. An estimated 21 million Americans are expected to fly from now through December.

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A warning for people who use dietary supplements. Danielle Nottingham has some of the day's top health stories.

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TRT - :56 Package: A Harvard study finds about two-thirds of recalled dietary supplements still contain banned ingredients. Researchers looked at about 275 supplements at least 6 months after a recall. They say laws may need to be changed so the FDA has more power to enforce recalls. (wipe vo) New research shows smoking may get in the way of recovering alcoholics. California researchers found people who smoked during their recovery were slower to regain their learning and memory skills. (wipe vo) A new study finds cesarean delivery rates vary significantly from hospital to hospital in the U-S. Researchers looked at about a million and a half births and found hospital c-section rates ranged from 19 to 48 percent. More study is needed to understand why there is such a big variation. Those are some of today's top health stories. Danielle Nottingham, CBS News Los Angeles.

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Bomb Threats-- St Albans Police Department is target of threats... Arson-- police say their cruisers were intentionally set on fire... And striking Fairpoint workers accused of intimidation...

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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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Investigators say the fire that destroyed Thetford's fleet of police cars was arson. This was the scene when the three vehicles went up in flames early Friday morning. An area business is offering up a 2-thousand dollar reward for any information that leads to an arrest. Replacing the cruisers will cost about $100-thousand dollars. Investigators are also now reopening their investigation into a similar fire two years ago -- when Norwich -- right next door to Thetford -- lost three cars to fire on Thanksgiving Day.

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The St. Albans Police Department -- being targeted by bomb threats. Officers say they got a call Tuesday -- of a bomb in the building. A search revealed it was a hoax...and the call came from Florida. Chief Gary Taylor says they have been getting a number of threats over the past few days -- stemming from dash cam video of a June arrest that's gone viral online. The video shows an officer arresting local lawyer Peter Martin.

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(7:05 We started getting calls and emails last night. There were threats. First they were more veiled. Now they've become a little more candid...8:03 We brought in a couple of bomb guys. State police bomb guys and a bomb dog and they searched the building and are now telling us it's safe to go back in.")) St. Albans police say they've located the suspect.

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The head of Rutland's Police Department -- is stepping down. Chief James Baker -- has led the city's police department for the last two years. He's credited with cleaning up the organization -- marred by a string of scandals and a community fighting a scourge of heroin. Baker will leave at the end of the year -- for a job at the International Association of Chiefs of Police in Washington D-C. No word on a replacement.

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There is no end in the sight to the FairPoint strike. Now -- the company is accusing striking employees -- of intimidating replacement workers. FairPoint says trucks have been blocked -- and as a result -- the union's actions have delayed jobs for waiting customers. The union in Vermont says that's completely false. Employees say they just want FairPoint to get back to the bargaining table. And as all of this is happening -- a powerful Nor'easter expected here in New England over the next few days -- which could test those replacement workers.

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((SCOTT PICUCCI /Striking FairPoint Worker: 1:07:44 They're being bullies. Not willing to work with the union. 1:08:45 We're fighting for a fair contract and just want to get back to work.)) ((TROY CIRILLO 01:17:56 This isn't about we want more money. We want better benefits. We want. We want. We want. There's no want here. We started with concessionary bargain. We started with giving back because we know companies are having a hard time and we're okay with that. We just don't wanna give back everything.")) And as all of this is happening -- a powerful Nor'easter expected here in New England over the next few days -- which could test those replacement workers.

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Vermont state employees are going to be hit with a nearly 18-percent increase in their health insurance premiums. The Human Resources Commissioner says last year, more state employees than projected were treated for canacer and heart disease. That is causing the jump in premiums -- which may come as a shock to state workers -- who havne't seen any increases in the past two years.

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The ambassador of the Palestinian Liberation Organization -- in the Queen City talking to college students. Maen Rashid Areikat ((Mine Rasheed Arikat)) was at Champlain College -- talking about the ongoing battle between Israeli and Palestinian factions in the Gaza strip. Areikat -- speaking on behalf of the P-L-O -- said his people are committed to peace.

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(3:44 /PLO Ambassador to US)(("We remain committed to a peaceful resolution to conflict....4:05 It's not easy for me to say I am keeping my hand extended to the Israeli government and Israeli people to make peace.")) The speech at Champlain College was part of a series of ambassador visits the school is sponsoring with the Vermont Council on World Affairs.

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(anchors introduce gary) Local temps: mainly in 40s NE temps/radar: lots of 40s, some low 50s south; showers on radar mainly north right now U.S. Clouds/radar: coastal storm setting up shop, going nowhere Forecast clouds/precip: We'll be stuck in this wet and breezy weather pattern through the end of the week.

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An award-winning criminologist was in Rutland -- checking out the city's innovative approach to drug crime. A method he says, is one of the top in the nation. Elizabeth Keatinge reports.

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((David M. Kennedy/Director of the Center for Crime Prevention and Control, John Jay College of Criminal Justice 09:10:24:00 The two drugs causing the most trouble now nationally are methamphetamine, and more recently heroin, methamphetamine and heroin markets are usually not public markets :36)) Award winning criminologist David M. Kennedy says the drug marketplace is getting even harder to see - and the Rutland Police Department is leading the country in fighting the problem. ((David M. Kennedy/Director of the Center for Crime Prevention and Control, John Jay College of Criminal Justice 09:02:54:24 This is to my knowledge, the most interesting and innovative and promising work being done nationally around heroin markets. :04)) Kennedy attended the department's bi-monthly crime mapping meeting Tuesday. It is his first on-site visit since he started working with the department about a year ago. It implemented his drug marketplace intervention program. DMI's goal is to eliminate the drug marketplace - focusing on locations - hotels, street corners, and parks - rather than targeting dealers and abusers. ((Chief James Baker/Rutland Police Dept. 08:40:55:22 Obviously there's a spike here, but some of these things are the kind of spikes we want to see, call of suspicious person. :03)) Chief James Baker and over 30 other city and community leaders discussed crime data as part of their ongoing efforts. They have had some recent victories. 27 drug arrests were made in July. Kennedy says that bust did more than stop those suspects from using and selling. ((David M. Kennedy/criminologist 09:11:32:14 once you do that, people start giving up information, they plea bargain, they do what the feds call proffer, they give up their knowledge in exchange for the sentence that they've agreed to. :43)) The city's calls for service are down more than 16 percent since the last crime mapping meeting. But, there have also been recent tragedies that cast a dark cloud on the city that has been making major strides in fighting crime. Three recent deaths related to overdoses - and tainted heroin suspected. Kennedy acknowledges that incidents like these show - the fight continues. ((David M. Kennedy 09:18:44:26 All of this work is a constant work in progress. :49)) Kennedy says he plans to continue to collaborate with the department from New York City, where he is based. He hopes to make another on site visit in the future. EK CH3 News Rutland.

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(((The Castleton-Middlebury men's soccer rivalry has been one sided since it started 6 years ago. But tonight was senior night for the Spartans which means emotions were high in a game were the goal count was low. The game was seen on NSN this evening. 6 minutes in, Castleton's Alex Mccormack with the corner kick, off the corner kick, 6-2 senior Alex Sedergren skies up for the header into the net. 1-0 Castleton. The Panthers playing catch-up from there, 22nd minute, the lead pass goes to Adam Glaser, but his shot is just wide. It staays 1-0 Castleton at the break. Same score, 11 minutes left, Andres Rodlauer with the deep shot, but it's Amir Pasic that comes out to punch it away. Castleton for the first time in program history, beats Middlebury, 1-0 the final. --- Bruins and Sharks in a good one last night at the Garden. trailing by a goal heading into the third, Boston scores twice to take the lead, the Sharks turn it over, Gregory Campbell puts on the shot, Daniel Paille tips in the rebound. 4-3 Bruins. A minute left in the game, San Jose looking for the equalizer, nice passing here, Brent Burns gets off a shot but it's stopped by Tuukka Rask, He had 31 saves. Boston adds an empty netter to win, 5-3. -- The Canadneins hosting the red wings. Tied at 1 a minute into overtime, Jimmy howard makes the stop for Detroit, the puck is loose in front and put home by David Desharnais. The Habs stay hot, 2-1 the final in overtime. --- there are 65 high school playdown games being played between yesterday and today. For Tuesday's action just go to our website, WCAX-dot-com. There will be plenty more to come tonight at 6. That's it for now. Scott Fleishman, channel 3 sports, have a great day.)))

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Top honors for a top educator. Vermont has a new teacher of the year. Keith McGilvery reports.

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((00:32:05:00 Rebecca Haslam, 2015 Vermont Teacher of the Year/Nat reading from book "Some children are adopted -- Is anyone in the room adopted?)) Reading aloud is a regular part of the routine in Rebecca Haslam's classroom -- but this Tuesday morning was anything but routine. ((00:41:02:00 Rebecca Haslam, Vt. 2015 Teacher of the Year "I'm still just letting it sink in, I feel like I am still kind of reeling from it, it was such an honor and it was a surprise.)) The first grade teacher at Champlain Elementary School was tapped as Vermont's 2015 Teacher of the year. ((Dahabo Hassan, 1st Grader 00:37:37:00 "Congratulations.")) ((Leslie Colomb, Champlain Elementary School Principal 00:48:20:00 "She's fabulous.")) She's a hit with her colleagues -- and her kids love her too. ((Dahabo Hassan, 1st Grader 00:37:00 "I think what makes her special is that she's really nice.)) ((Jessie White, 1st Grader 00:38:19:00 "We do reading we do math, we do social studies.")) ((Myles Kenny, 1st Grader 00:40:12:00 "I like how she teaches the writing, when we're doing the reading she makes us write about the book.)) Vermont's Agency of Education picked Haslam for the top honor from a group of finalists. ((Leslie Colomb, Champlain Elementary School Principal 00:48:27:00 "She has always gone above and beyond for her students, her families, her colleagues, so her parents just adore her because she reaches out on a regular basis, through the website, through pulling them into the classroom to volunteer.)) The St. Mike's grad also impressed the judges with her work as a district coach. ((00:44:22 2015 Rebecca Haslam Vermont Teacher of the Year "I really feel like the equity work in my life is kind of my personal and professional calling")) The 11-year teacher also serves on Burlington's equity council -- helping fellow educators incorporate cultural competency into their classrooms. She works with her peers on lesson plans that help students explore diversity and what makes them different -- and professional development workshops for teachers that take on issues like "white privilege" and individual biases. ((00:42:49:00 2015 Rebecca Haslam Vermont Teacher of the Year "We as teachers know that the most effective and valuable learning happens when it's connected to something that the students already know, so of course when we are culturally relevant in our teaching we are able to be more effective in our classroom.)) Haslam says her students are the 20 little reasons for her to do the best she can. ((00:45:49:00 2015 Rebecca Haslam Vermont Teacher of the Year "I always tell them that I know you can do it, I expect you to now show me.)) Now she's showing them -- what it means to work hard, follow your passions and open be to success. KM CH3 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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We're on verdict watch this morning. A case in the death of a St. Johnsbury teacher -- that prosecutors say was murder. The jury enters day two of deliberations this morning -- deciding the fate of Allen Prue. He and his wife, Patricia, are charged in the abduction and murder of Melissa Jenkins. Allen Prue's attorney has been trying to convince the jury that it was Patricia who killed Jenkins. Patricia Prue will be tried separately -- and faces more heinous charges. The jury got the case Tuesday afternoon -- and so far, have deliberated for about five hours.

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((Lisa Warren/Caledonia County State's Attorney 03:20:16 "Allen Prue was not some timid sideliner." 03:18:24 "he could of let up and released on her neck. He didn't. He could have said Patricia we're not doing this. He didn't."))12 ((Bob Katims/Prue's lawyer 05:13:08 "Patricia Prue killed Melissa Jenkins. She beat her savagely. She stun gunned her and she strangled her to death. :15 Allen Prue didn't plan to kill her, he didn't agree to kill her. he didn't assist her in doing it."))13 The jury will have to decide if Allen Prue is guilty of 1st degree murder -- which carries a sentence of 35 years to life in prison. The jury can also find Prue guilty of the lesser charge of 2nd degree murder. That carries a 20 years to life sentence. Patricia Prue is facing aggravated first degree murder because prosecutors allege she also sexually assaulted Jenkins.

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Uneasy workers at I-B-M are getting a better sense of what their future holds -- under GlobalFoundries. Employees say that they've been told by executives that wages, benefits, vacation and seniority will remain comparable. Those nearing retirement with IBM will be able to "double-dip" - getting their IBM pensions while working for GlobalFoundries. Global will also send job offers to all employees in the mail within 90 days as a part of the transition.

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((Cal Bittner/IBM employee 00:26:56 "A lot of questions were answered, and the benefits package, there will be some pluses and minuses but overall very comparable is what we were told so I think it's very good." 00:26:10)) GlobalFoundries says there will be no job cuts in the forseeable future at the Essex Junction plant.

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Meanwhile -- Will Vermont support GlobalFoundries like it has for IBM? Kyle Midura takes a look.

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The question of how to retain IBM -- and jobs for the thousands of Vermonters employed by the company -- is one that plagued multiple governors and hundreds of lawmakers over the last two decades. Big blue will leave soon, but Global Foundries' takeover of the Essex plant will at least temporarily prevent job losses. (00:01:03:00) (( PHONER - Fmr. Gov. Jim Douglas I think we have to be honest that we haven't been the best host to IBM over the years)) Former Gov. Jim Douglas says he believes Vermont should have provided IBM with more regulatory relief and built the circumferential highway he fought for at Big Blue's request. Envisioned as a way to cut traffic, lawsuits snarled its progress, and Gov. Peter Shumlin ultimately green-lit workarounds instead. Douglas says new owners for the facility means a clean slate for the state and a chance to fix underlying challenges. (00:02:01:00) ((Fmr. Gov. Jim Douglas PHONER I certainly hope policy makers will listen carefully to what the new owners are saying and to do everything they can to accommodate them)) (00:42:00:00) ((Sen. Phil Baruth - D-Chittenden County there's been no ask made of the state so far)) Chittenden County Sen. Phil Baruth is the Vice Chair of the Senate Economic Development committee. The state can tap three-point-five million dollars in economic development funds -- and lawmakers approved a way to lower electric rates for large companies so long as the cost is not shifted onto rate-payers. Baruth says he does not expect the Big Blue news to affect political races, or results at the polls in early November. But he thinks lawmakers will spend significant time on economic development issues when they return in January. Even so -- he says state benefits are unlikely to be a primary factor in decisions made by owners of the Essex plant. (00:40:47:00) ((Sen. Phil Baruth - D-Chittenden County the truth is that we're in a ferociously competitive global economy and often the forces involved are just much larger than we can really comprehend)) Frank Cioffi worked with IBM under Gov. Howard Dean, and in following years in his role with economic development non-profits. He says Global Foundries is still assessing the business climate surrounding its newest purchase -- but says the company will likely look into workforce development options as well as research and development incentives. (00:10:25:00) ((Cioffi we'll find out what's most meaningful to the company as we have dialogue with them)) Economic Development Secretary Pat Moulton says she did not take part in the Governor's meeting with executives from IBM and Global Foundries. She says the meeting did opened a dialogue though, one that will involve far more substance once the company has a better idea of what it needs. Kyle Midura ch 3 btv.

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Troubled Burlington College is trying to keep itself afloat financially -- by selling off lakefront property. The college is selling 25 acres of its 32-acres of land to developer Eric Farrell for seven million dollars. Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger says he's happy the college is making progress getting its finances in order. The property -- will be private land -- that Farrell plans to build housing on. But the Mayor says the city is interested in making sure -- part of that land -- is saved for the bike path.

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(TC 00:05:55:28 Tile 4483) ((Mayor Miro Weinberger/D-Burlingto n "Been talking to the college and the proposed developer there about ensuring an east-west connection to the bike path. That is something that's called out in our parks master plan as a priority." 00:06:08:20)) Weinberger says the bike path connection is something the city is working on regardless if it runs through the area behind Burlington College.

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(anchors introduce gary) Local temps: mainly in 40s NE temps/radar: lots of 40s, some low 50s south; showers on radar mainly north right now U.S. Clouds/radar: coastal storm setting up shop, going nowhere Forecast clouds/precip: We'll be stuck in this wet and breezy weather pattern through the end of the week.

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This morning will begin the first day on the job -- for the man tasked with deciding out the governemnt should be handling the Ebola outbreak. Anne Marie Green has the latest in worldwatch.

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Today is the first official day on the job for Ron Klain, the new Ebola czar. President Obama's pick to coordinate the federal response to the Ebola outbreak is expected to the meet with the President and others today. Klain's work begins as NBC freelance cameraman, Ashoka Mukpo, leaves the Nebraska Medical Center after testing negative for the virus. Dallas nurse Nina Pham, who contracted Ebola while caring for Thomas Eric Duncan, has been upgraded to good condition. North Korea's release of an American hostage is fueling new hope two others will also be freed. Jeffrey Fowle is heading back home to Ohio after being freed early Tuesday. The State Department says the U.S. is still trying to free Americans Matthew Miller and Kenneth Bae (Bay). Bae, the longest held American prisoner since the Korean war, remains in a labor camp. ?Miller - one of the recent prisoners - remains incarcerated. And legendary journalist, Ben Bradlee, is being remembered today. President Obama, who awarded Bradee the medal of freedom last year, called the late Washington Post editor a 'true newspaperman.' Among countless accolades, he oversaw the Post's Pulitzer-winning covering of the Watergate Scandal. Bradlee died Tuesday of natural causes at the age of 93. Those are some of the day's top stories. I'm Anne Marie Green CBS News New York.

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A controversial commencement speech in Vermont -- prompting a new law in another state. Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett has signed into law a measure he says is intended to curb the "obscene celebrity" cultivated by convicts like Mumia Abu-Jamal, who is serving a life sentence for the 1981 killing of a Philadelphia police officer. The controversy reignited -- when students at Goddard College in Plainfield -- picked Abu-Jamal as their commencement speaker. His pre-recorded speech was played at the ceremony held in secret because of threats. The new law allows victims to seek injunctions preventing such public acts.

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Millions of vehicles in the U.S. are on the road with defective air bags... that are being called ticking time bombs. The explosions from the Takata airbags can send shrapnel through a vehicle. That flying metal has been linked to at least four deaths and 30 injuries. More than half the nearly 12 million recalled vehicles are made by Honda. But there are eight other manufacturers involved, including Toyota. But the day after the government issued an urgent letter advising drivers to take immediate action -- people couldn't find out which cars were involved. The search feature for recalled cars on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website did not work. A separate page listing affected vehicles was inaccurate, including vehicles not involved. Last night -- the N-H-TSA released a new updated list with all the cars believed to be affected.

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Pope Francis is making another major change at the Vatican. The Pontiff will allow the Sistine Chapel to be used for corporate events to raise money for charities. And it comes with a hefty price tag... Porsche is the first to take advantage of the Vatican's new art for charity project. Porsche enthusiasts paid nearly six-thousand-dollars per person for a concert and private tour of the chapel.

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Bad news for holiday travelers.... Expect to pay more to fly out of town for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays this year. According to expedia-dot-com, flights around the Thanksgiving weekend are up 17-percent from last year. So far, flights for the Christmas holiday have gone up two percent. An estimated 21 million Americans are expected to fly from now through December.

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Part 1 of three part series on What Keeps you Up at night? What keep you up at night? Part 1 : Missing Open Enrollment Dates 1. Many people don't realize that important safe guards like employee benefits and federal or state health insurance provide limited opportunities for you to sign up or make changes. 2. Typically, there are only three windows of time for you to make changes to your benefits, and if you miss these you may have to wait a year, or pay much more. Original sign up when you are first eligible. For example, if you do not sign up during your first eligibility period for Medicare, your premium increases by 20% for your lifetime. If you have a qualifying event such as a birth or death in the family or if you lose your job Annual Open Enrollment period - once per year 3. Examples of important benefits that often have open enrollment periods each year are 401k accounts, Health insurance, Medicare, Dependent Care Accounts (DCAP), and Flex Savings Accounts (FSA). Be sure to talk to your employer about what benefits you have and check with your insurer if you are self-employed or retired. .

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Bomb Threats-- St Albans Police Department is target of threats... Arson-- police say their cruisers were intentionally set on fire... And striking Fairpoint employees are accused of intimidating replacement workers...

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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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Investigators say the fire that destroyed Thetford's fleet of police cars was arson. This was the scene when the three vehicles went up in flames early Friday morning. An area business is offering up a 2-thousand dollar reward for any information that leads to an arrest. Replacing the cruisers will cost about $100-thousand dollars. Investigators are also now reopening their investigation into a similar fire two years ago -- when Norwich -- right next door to Thetford -- lost three cars to fire on Thanksgiving Day.

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The St. Albans Police Department -- being targeted by bomb threats. Officers say they got a call Tuesday -- of a bomb in the building. A search revealed it was a hoax...and the call came from Florida. Chief Gary Taylor says they have been getting a number of threats over the past few days -- stemming from dash cam video of a June arrest that's gone viral online. The video shows an officer arresting local lawyer Peter Martin.

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(7:05 We started getting calls and emails last night. There were threats. First they were more veiled. Now they've become a little more candid...8:03 We brought in a couple of bomb guys. State police bomb guys and a bomb dog and they searched the building and are now telling us it's safe to go back in.")) St. Albans police say they've located the suspect.

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The head of Rutland's Police Department -- is stepping down. Chief James Baker -- has led the city's police department for the last two years. He's credited with cleaning up the organization -- marred by a string of scandals and a community fighting a scourge of heroin. Baker will leave at the end of the year -- for a job at the International Association of Chiefs of Police in Washington D-C. No word on a replacement.

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Vermont state employees are going to be hit with a nearly 18-percent increase in their health insurance premiums. The Human Resources Commissioner says last year, more state employees than projected were treated for canacer and heart disease. That is causing the jump in premiums -- which may come as a shock to state workers -- who havne't seen any increases in the past two years.

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(anchors introduce gary) Local temps: mainly in 40s NE temps/radar: lots of 40s, some low 50s south; showers on radar mainly north right now U.S. Clouds/radar: coastal storm setting up shop, going nowhere Forecast clouds/precip: We'll be stuck in this wet and breezy weather pattern through the end of the week.

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(((The Castleton-Middlebury men's soccer rivalry has been one sided since it started 6 years ago. But tonight was senior night for the Spartans which means emotions were high in a game were the goal count was low. The game was seen on NSN this evening. 6 minutes in, Castleton's Alex Mccormack with the corner kick, off the corner kick, 6-2 senior Alex Sedergren skies up for the header into the net. 1-0 Castleton. The Panthers playing catch-up from there, 22nd minute, the lead pass goes to Adam Glaser, but his shot is just wide. It staays 1-0 Castleton at the break. Same score, 11 minutes left, Andres Rodlauer with the deep shot, but it's Amir Pasic that comes out to punch it away. Castleton for the first time in program history, beats Middlebury, 1-0 the final. --- Bruins and Sharks in a good one last night at the Garden. trailing by a goal heading into the third, Boston scores twice to take the lead, the Sharks turn it over, Gregory Campbell puts on the shot, Daniel Paille tips in the rebound. 4-3 Bruins. A minute left in the game, San Jose looking for the equalizer, nice passing here, Brent Burns gets off a shot but it's stopped by Tuukka Rask, He had 31 saves. Boston adds an empty netter to win, 5-3. -- The Canadneins hosting the red wings. Tied at 1 a minute into overtime, Jimmy howard makes the stop for Detroit, the puck is loose in front and put home by David Desharnais. The Habs stay hot, 2-1 the final in overtime. --- there are 65 high school playdown games being played between yesterday and today. For Tuesday's action just go to our website, WCAX-dot-com. There will be plenty more to come tonight at 6. That's it for now. Scott Fleishman, channel 3 sports, have a great day.)))

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

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We're on verdict watch this morning -- in the death of a St. Johnsbury teacher -- that prosecutors say was murder. The jury enters day two of deliberations this morning -- deciding the fate of Allen Prue. He and his wife, Patricia, are charged in the abduction and murder of Melissa Jenkins. Allen Prue's attorney has been trying to convince the jury that it was Patricia who killed Jenkins. Patricia Prue will be tried separately -- and faces more heinous charges. The jury got the case Tuesday afternoon -- and so far, has deliberated for about five hours.

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To Northwestern Indiana now... Where police say they man be dealing with a serial killer. A man confessed to killing seven women... and investigators fear that number -- could rise. 43-year-old Darren Vann -- is expected in court today on charges he choked to death one of the women... prosecutors say many more charges are coming.

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The St. Albans Police Department -- the target of threats. Officers say they got a call Tuesday -- of a bomb in the building. A search revealed it was a hoax...and the call came from Florida. Chief Gary Taylor says they have been getting a number of threats over the past few days -- stemming from dash cam video of a June arrest that's gone viral online.

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(7:05 We started getting calls and emails last night. There were threats. First they were more veiled. Now they've become a little more candid...8:03 We brought in a couple of bomb guys. State police bomb guys and a bomb dog and they searched the building and are now telling us it's safe to go back in.")) St. Albans police say they've located the bomb threat suspect.

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Investigators say the fire that destroyed Thetford's fleet of police cars was arson. This was the scene when the three vehicles went up in flames early Friday morning. Replacing the cruisers will cost about $100-thousand dollars. Investigators are also now reopening their investigation into a similar fire two years ago -- when Norwich -- right next door to Thetford -- lost three cars to fire on Thanksgiving Day.

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Rutland's top cop -- is stepping down. Chief James Baker -- has led the city's police department for the last two years. He's credited with cleaning up the organization -- marred by a string of scandals and a community fighting a scourge of heroin. Baker will leave at the end of the year -- for a job at the International Association of Chiefs of Police in Washington D-C. No word on a replacement.

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No end in the sight to the FairPoint strike. Now -- the company is accusing striking employees -- of intimidating replacement workers. The union in Vermont says that's completely false. A powerful Nor'easter expected here in New England over the next few days -- is seen as a test of those replacement workers.

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A controversial commencement speech in Vermont -- prompting a new law in another state. Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett has signed into law a measure he says is intended to curb the "obscene celebrity" cultivated by convicts like Mumia Abu-Jamal, who is serving a life sentence for the 1981 killing of a Philadelphia police officer. The controversy reignited -- when students at Goddard College in Plainfield -- picked Abu-Jamal as their commencement speaker. His pre-recorded speech was played at the ceremony held in secret because of threats. The new law allows victims to seek injunctions preventing such public acts.

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

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Welcome back this morning. Each July 4th in Williston -- there's a unique contest -- that has kids jumping. An annual leapfrog contest. A tradition going now -- for more than a quarter of a century. The founder of the event says he wanted to give kids a chance to do something fun -- like he did when growing up on a farm. It's even inspired him to write a children's book about it. And Bill Skiff joins us this morning for books over breakfast. Will the Jumping Frog. (Why I decided to write Willie-- What I wanted to tell in the story-- How to have fun with nothing-- work through injuries-- never give up Frogology-- the science of Frogs and exercised to do with teachers and parents as a teaching tool.)


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