Wed 20-AUG-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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U-S officials say the believe it is New Hampshire journalist James Foley -- who's seen being beheaded in a video from ISIS militants. Foley was kidnapped two years ago in Syria. His family -- which lives in Rochester -- had been holding out hope. They have a message this morning. Michelle Segona reports.

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This is allegedly the final image of 40-year-old missing American Journalist, James Foley, before he was beheaded by a member of the Islamic militant group, ISIS. The group released a video Tuesday, that we cannot broadcast. In the video Foley reads what appears to be a prepared statement calling for the end to US airstrikes in Iraq, before he is killed. (remove this line if we don't have any cover). VO Foley was last seen in Syria in November of 2012. At the time of his disappearance, he was working for Boston-based news outlet, Global Post VO ISIS claims to be holding another American journalist and has threatened to kill him if the United States continues military strikes in Iraq. VO This is not the first time Foley had been held captive in the Middle East. In 2011, he was detained for several weeks by the Libyan government for allegedly entering the country illegally. After his release Foley spoke with CBS News about his ordeal: SOT "Then I was hit several times with the butt of an AK-47, punched and dragged into a vehicle with my hands tied behind my back." VO (item #)) Facebook statement: Foley's family has confirmed his death and his mother, Diane, released a statement on Facebook pleading for the lives of any other hostages and saying they have never been "more proud" of their son. VO Over the last two years, Foley's family has shined a light in the window, a symbol of hope for his safe return. Now, they are asking for privacy to mourn their loss. Michelle Sigona CBS News.

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Burlington police say a woman woke up -- to find a male neighbor standing in her bedroom. Officials say the victim was napping Tuesday afternoon -- and when she opened her eyes -- she saw 26-year-old Joshua Anderson in her room. He gave a quick story about needing to move a car -- and ran from the residence. Police say he climbed into her Archibald street apartment through an unlocked window. Anderson was on probation from multiple prior offenses -- and is being held for lack of 25-thousand dollars bail. He's due in court today.

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Disturbing allegations coming out of Milton... A group of former Milton High School football players is accused of sodomizing fellow teammates. Charges come after a parent tipped off authorities to the alleged sexual assaults on and off the school's campus.

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((PKG)) Chilling assault charges against 5 former football players at Milton High School. ((Grace Williams, Milton Mother and Grandmother 41:19 "It's unbelieveable, it's unbelievable that anyone would do that, unbelieveable)) 6 Prosecutors say William Jenkins, Colby Darling, Brian Lasell, Brandon Beliveau and Ryan Carlson were involved in sexually assaulting at least five teammates with brooms and pool sticks. ((TJ Donovan, Chittenden County State's Attorney, 28:30 I think it is fair to say that this is a culture that existed within the Milton football team.)) 9 Chittenden County State's attorney TJ Donovan is looking into how long it's been going on. He says THESE attacks happened in 2011 and 2012 at different locations including a building next to the football field on the Milton High School campus. Dononvan also confirms that one of the victims took his own life about a year after the alleged assault but could not say if the move was directly connected to the incident. ((TJ Donovan, Chittenden County State's Attorney, 32:30 "this was not a voluntary initiation process, this was an assault and that's as it is charged, that's how we are going to prosecute the case and that is what the victims deserve.)) 10 Milton Superintendent John Barrone was in the courtroom when attorneys entered not guilty pleas for all of suspects -- each of whom is charged with simple assault. He says he and his administrative team knew nothing about the alleged assaults. ((John Barrone, Milton School Superintendent 31:24 "All that I received was a report that students were fooling around in the locker room in the block House, I had no report that this type of violation had occurred.)) 7 He says while state law on mandatory reporting to DCF can be confusing -- he's always aired on the side of caution and that if he had any indication of abuse he would have picked up the phone. ((John Barrone, Milton School Superintendent 31:34 "If I had there is no question in my mind in the principal's mind, in the athletic director's mind that this would have been reported.)) 5 Barrone is also denying claims that the Principal at the time -- Anne Blake -- heard about misbehavior on the team. And questioned a student who'd been talking about it with classmates. Court papers show Principal Blake told that student -- if it was true -- she'd shut down the football team. Investigators say that intimidated the alleged victim -- who feared the whole school would hate him. Court papers also show the student was then forced to admit to his class that he had lied about it. Superintendent Barrone tells Channel 3 that "He does not believe that for a minute, that is not Anne." He's doing his own investigation. And says he's not afraid to pull the plug on sports if he finds a larger problem. ((john Barone, Milton School Supertendent 33:47 "I don't want to have to go to that level, as we do our own investigation, if I find this is a widespread practice and this is a common practice then I would have no problem canceling not only football but any sports team where this kind of behavior is prevelant.)) ((KEITH TAG))

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A former Bennington teacher was supposed to help children with special needs. Instead, she's charged with having sex with one student -- and sending another nude photos. 25-year-old Alexandra Fusco faces aggravated sexual assault and sexual assault charges for allegedly having sex with her - then 15-year-old student at the Bennington School. Another former student also told investigators that Fusco sent him naked photos. The mother of two faces a lewd and lascivious charge for that. Fusco's lawyer argued -- she should be allowed out on bail because she has young children -- but the court disagreed.

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((Erica Marthage/Bennington County State's Attorney I'll be blunt, because I think that I can. We wouldn't even be having this conversation if we were talking about a man, that didn't make reference to the fact that he had responsibility for two children.)) ((0227, Mom: after the shock wore off, it was im angry - who am i angry at? 0231, am i angry at the bennington school for hiring this woman who did this to my child? 0235, am i angry at dcf for putting him in this facility where he was sexually assaulted? 0241, i mean the blame goes all the way around here 0243)) D-C-F told us they frequently work with the school and currently have 38 kids placed there. They say the quality of service has never been in question. The school declined to comment. Fusco now faces a possible life sentence if convicted.

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(anchors introduce gary) Local temps: mainly in 50s, some upper 40s Fog: central and eastern areas have fog NE temps/radar: mainly 50s here, some 60s southern New England U.S. Clouds/radar: front coming at us from west with showers, possible t-storms Forecast clouds/precip: showers move into NY, west to east late today, tonight. Mostly stay there on Thursday, but may see some move into western VT

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Today: Mostly sunny Highs: 77 to 84 Wind: S 5 to 15 mph Tonight: Increasing clouds Chance for showers, t-storms, NY Lows: 55 to 62 Wind: SSE 5 to 10 mph Thursday: Mostly cloudy Chance for showers, t-storms, especially NY, Champlain Valley Highs: 72 to 78 Wind: S 5 to 15 mph Extended: Friday: Partly cloudy Lows: 50s Highs: 70s Saturday: Partly cloudy Lows: 50s Highs: 70s Sunday: Partly cloudy Lows: 50s Highs: 70s Hyper-Extended: Monday: Mostly sunny Lows: 50s Highs: 75 to 82 Tuesday: Partly cloudy Lows: 55 to 62 Highs: 75 to 82

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The nation's top law enforcement official is due in Ferguson, Missouri today after another night of chaos. Attorney General Eric Holder is heading to the St. Louis suburb that's been out-of-control for 11 days now -- following the shooting death of Michael Brown. Susan McGinnis reports.

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It's become a familiar scene: overnight Wednesday, Ferguson Police charged a crowd of demonstrators... -nats- you must disperse immediately They ordered everyone, including media, to leave the area immediately...and started arresting those who didn't. The turn-around came after what started as peaceful demonstrations over the killing of Micheal Brown. -nats- Some of the peaceful protesters formed a human chain between police officers in riot gear...(-nats-man growling) and those looking to stir up trouble. -nats-11:46 - hands up dont shoot Many took to the streets with arms raised... the now fam iliar 'hands up don't shoot' stance.. indicating their argument that Brown was surrending when he was killed by white police officer Darren Wilson. St. Louis Resident, Carrie Chambers', brought her young sons with her: (SOT Carrie Chambers) It could have been him. We want justice. We want justice. (STANDUP) Calls for justice for Michael Brown have been drowned out by the chaos. In the past two days, County police have made over 50 arrests - of people largely from outside the community. Amid the tensions -- Attorney General Eric Holder arrives here today to meet with FBI and other officials investigating Brown's death. In an op-ed in today's Saint Louis Post-Dispatch - Holder writes: (GFX) Our investigation into this matter will be full , it will be fair, and it will be independent." A grand jury could begin hearing evidence today to determine whether Wilson should be charged in Brown's death.. as his family prepares to lay him to rest. Susan McGinnis CBS News Ferguson, Missouri.

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Police say a blind pedestrain has been killed in Surry, Maine. 54-year-old James (MEE-kah) Miekka was out for a walk with his guide dog Tuesday -- when police say he was struck by an SUV. The 27-year-old motorist told authorities the sun was in shining in his eyes and he was having a hard time seeing the road. The crash remains under investigation -- the guide dog survived. The victim is a former physics teacher -- who invented an artifical vision device for target shooting -- as well devising a formula to project a stock market meltdown.

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New details on the deadly train derailment that killed 47 people in Quebec last year. Authorities say tanker cars hauling crude oil broke free from a parked train -- rolled down a hill and exploded in a small town -- killing dozens. Canada's transportation safety board has released it's final report -- and the investigation found 18 factors played a role in the accident -- including lax safety measures at the company that owned the train. They also found the brakes had not been properly tested. Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railways went bankrupt after the disaster.

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Texas Governor Rick Perry is on his way to the Granite State -- after a trip to a police station... to be booked on two felony counts of abuse of power. The Republican is accused of coercion and official oppression for promising to veto $7.5 million for the state public integrity unit run. Perry made the veto threat after a district attorney didn't resign following a drunk driving conviction. Regardless of the outcome -- political analysts think this could hurt him if he has plans to run again in 20-16. Perry's travel schedule would imply he's considering with trips this week to both Iowa and New Hampshire.

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The death toll has climbed to more than 12-hundred -- and the number of those infected has soared above 2-thousand. The ebola outbreak in West Africa -- has created widespread panic. Scammers -- are now taking advantage of that fear -- and using the fatal disease to make a profit. Products claiming to either treat or prevent Ebola are popping up online. The F-D-A says they've received numerous consumer complaints of pruducts like dietary supplement powder -- which claims that it can fight the virus. Another product claims it can defend against the fatal disease -- that currently has no cure. Scammers aren't just selling fake treatments to make a quick buck... They are selling fake ebola prevention kits with face masks, disinfectant spray, biohazard bags -- and more. None of the products online are F-D-A approved.

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Like their peers around the world -- many teens in China are hooked on the internet. In order to kick the addiction -- hundreds of so called boot-camps have popped up across the country -- using military-style methods to unplug the kids. But for one camp in Eastern China -- it's a fine line between tough tactics and abuse. No talking at meal times, no phone calls, no cellphones, no contact with family -- the campers are completely cut off for months. Earlier this year state media says a teenage girl was beaten to death because she didn't ask permission to use the bathroom. Another boy says he was strapped to a pull-up par for six hours. A camp counselor says the goal is the break down the children -- but it may be going too far.

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Almanac: Warmer yesterday, and dry Daylight hours: shrinking away - losing close to 3 minutes each day now U.S. Temps today: hot across most of the country NE clouds: hardly any NE temps/radar: mainly 50s here, some 60s southern New England

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Fletcher Allen Health Care has added a new member to its pharmaceutical staff: a robot. It's a machine that compounds intravenous drugs for patients -- with the goal of improved patient safety. Bridget Barry Caswell shows us how it works.

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Inside a "clean" room at Fletcher Allen Health Care -- test runs are underway on the new i.v. Station. Pharmacy technician Heather Stone tells it to prepare preoperative antibiotics for patients heading into surgery. (13:33) ((Heather Stone/Certified Pharmacy Technician: So this is the drug. It comes in a powder and we're going to put it in this machine and it's going to put fluid in there to reconstitute it so we can draw it up.)) The sterile robot is not yet "live" -- months of training and prep come first. But once it is, this machine will compound batches of drugs the hospital uses in large supply -- like i-v antibiotics. (41-ish) ((Karen McBride/FAHC Pharmacy Director: It uses a robotic arm to help prepare the medications, but it also has built into the software all the procedures and recipes, if you will, for how to compound those and it uses bar code ready technology as well as visual recognition of the product in order to prepare the right drugs.)) It goes through several rounds of weights and measurements to make sure the dose is accurate. It even reads the face of the technician so it knows that someone certified is feeding the robot. Eventually, it will be able to run for 22 straight hours before it self cleans itself with ultraviolet light. Its goal? Improved patient safety. (41:34) ((Karen McBride/FAHC Pharmacy Director: It helps engineer out both human error - from picking the wrong medication, or mixing the wrong medication, as well as any touch contamination.)) And patient safety has been the impetus for this type of automation at hospitals nationwide -- especially after the meningitis crisis at the New England Compounding Center in Massachusetts two years ago. 64 people died after receiving contaminated steroid injections. Right now, Fletcher Allen makes some compounded drugs by hand -- a tedious, repetitious process that often causes injuries to technicians' hands and wrists. The hospital also buys other drugs from outside vendors. (44:13) ((Karen McBride/FAHC Pharmacy Director: So it was a $400-thousand-dollar price tag, but the return on investment we expect within two years based on the reduction in the cost of the drugs we've been purchasing outside, and also just the reduction in the employee injuries also contributes to that return on investment.)) It's an investment the hospital says will save money, but most importantly -- could save lives -- through improved safety for patients. BBC, Ch. 3 News, Burlington

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Security Scare-- a Passenger tries to board plane with a gun in his luggage.. Speeding-- a woman charged with going 50 miles per hour over the speed limit.. Salmonella Contamination-- could be to blame for recent a peanut and almond butter recall

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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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Authorities say they found a passenger with a small handgun in his carry-on at the Burlington Airport. It was found Monday at a security checkpoint. Investigators say the owner forgot to take the unloaded firearm out of a bag he usually uses for hiking. Police are holding onto the gun until their investigation is complete. The owner was allowed to continue on his trip. His name was not released.

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The need for speed sends a Connecticut woman into handcuffs. 40-year-old Susanne Gravelle was stopped Tuesday after Vermont State police allegedly clocked her going 1-hundred-12 miles per hour on Interstate 91 near Guilford. That's nearly 50 miles per hour OVER the speed limit. Gravelle is charged with excessive speed and careless and negligent operation. She's due in court this October.

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Three of Vermont's four Republican candidates for governor squared off at a debate in Essex -- but one person was not present. Dan Feliciano, Steve Berry and Emily Peyton took the stage Tuesday night -- but Scott Milne wasn't there. The other candidates used the opportunity to explain to voters why they were the best person for the job. All three said spending was the state's biggest problem -- but each offered different ways that they would solve the issue.

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(Dan Feliciano 19:31:31)(("We continue to spend and spend and spend with no end in sight. Property taxes are going up. 19:31:46 We can cut spending, reduce our taxes.)) (Emily Peyton 19:33:52)(("We have to look at our monetary system as separate from our economy, and it's very important to know that the shortcomings of our monetary systems can be likened to a blood circulatory system in a body.")) (Steve Berry 19:36:16)(("The very first day, I will demand an audit and that's a massive audit throughout the whole state.")) Candidate Scott Milne started running his first campaign advertisement today. The 30 second spot features former governor Jim Douglas and Milne talking about his platform. Voters will head to the polls next Tuesday to make their primary choice. ((Commercial NAT)) After last nights debate, voters gave Feliciano 37 of 42 votes in a straw poll. The winner of the Republican primary will face either incumbent Governor Peter Shumlin or H. Brooke Paige who is challenging the governor in the democratic primary.

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A college in the upper valley -- may be closing. Lebanon College in New Hampshire has canceled its classes for the fall semester. The school's president said without a significant increase in enrollment -- the school is likely to shut down for good. Fewer than half -- of the anticipated enrollees -- signed up for classes this year.

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Making breakfast this morning? We have some peanut and almond butter products you might want to look out for that could be contaminated with salmonella. The products are Arrowhead Mills Peanut Butters -- MaraNatha Almond and Peanut Butters -- or private label brands for Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, Krogers and Safeway. The Hain Celestial Group says there have been reports of four illnesses that may be related to the nut butters. The company says it learned of the contamination risk after routine FDA testing. No word yet on how many jars are involved in the recall.

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(anchors introduce gary) Local temps: mainly in 50s, some upper 40s Fog: central and eastern areas have fog NE temps/radar: mainly 50s here, some 60s southern New England U.S. Clouds/radar: front coming at us from west with showers, possible t-storms Forecast clouds/precip: showers move into NY, west to east late today, tonight. Mostly stay there on Thursday, but may see some move into western VT

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Today: Mostly sunny Highs: 77 to 84 Wind: S 5 to 15 mph Tonight: Increasing clouds Chance for showers, t-storms, NY Lows: 55 to 62 Wind: SSE 5 to 10 mph Thursday: Mostly cloudy Chance for showers, t-storms, especially NY, Champlain Valley Highs: 72 to 78 Wind: S 5 to 15 mph Extended: Friday: Partly cloudy Lows: 50s Highs: 70s Saturday: Partly cloudy Lows: 50s Highs: 70s Sunday: Partly cloudy Lows: 50s Highs: 70s Hyper-Extended: Monday: Mostly sunny Lows: 50s Highs: 75 to 82 Tuesday: Partly cloudy Lows: 55 to 62 Highs: 75 to 82

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A grim anniversary recently in West Stewartstown -- a small community near the northern Vermont border -- where a disturbing crime -- remains unsolved. It's been three years since Celina Cass was killed. And still -- no one has been arrested. Adam Sullivan reports.

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((Louisia Cass/Mother: "I want justice for my daughter.")) Three years have passed. The pain has not -- for Celina Cass' mother. A mystery hangs over the rural town of West Stewartstown New Hampshire. A little girl's unsolved homicide. Her mother mourns the loss every single day. ((Louisia: "coming off the bus of going school shopping My family is ripped apart. A mother should never have to go and bury their own children.")) Celina was last seen July 25th in 2011-- on the family's computer -- just before bedtime. The next morning -- she was gone. ((Celina Cass' Mother: "you don't get over it. How can you get over something like that?")) ((NATS: HANDING OUT FLIERS)) The small town swelled with investigators -- and volunteers -- looking for the missing 11 year old. But hopes for her safe return faded -- when the young girl's body was found wrapped in a blanket in the Connecticut River - about a quarter of a mile from her home. The shocking crime rocked the community. Signs -- call for justice for Celina. They stretch from West Stewartstown to nearby Colebrook, New Hampshire. Residents here want answers. And arrests in the case. ((Angel Hill/Canaan: "the fact that it hasn't been solved yet. It's rough. And knowing that there is somebody walking around that did it.")) The lead prosecutor, Jane Young, declined to discuss details of the investigation -- including how Celina died-- saying the investigation is ongoing. And that an arrest will happen when there's sufficient evidence. Celina lived with her mom, sister, stepfather Wendell Noyes and Kevin Mullaney. Both men were questioned by police. But, neither are charged in connection the case. ((Charlie Jordan/Colebrook Chronicle: "we really need to have some kind of closure on this case.")) Charlie Jordon has covered the story for the Colebrook Chronicle since Cass' disappearance. He says the community deserves more information -- and transparency from the Attorney General's office -- in order to begin to heal from this horrible crime. ((Jordan: "I do think the community needs to be more aware of what the police know. That we might be able to help. The line has gone dead for too long. We haven't heard anything knew and people are really hoping that something will be resolved.")) The home where Celina lived -- was heavily damaged by fire in December. And had to be torn down. Now just an empty lot remains. Aside from another reminder -- of the young girl -- who's death -- leaves her mother -- with an empty heart. ((Louisia Cass: "my daughter is not here but I want the person that did this, I want him to suffer. Or them. Whoever did this not only destroyed my life but ripped it apart.")) Adam Sullivan channel three news in West Stewartstown New Hampshire.

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((TRT: 1:44 ... OC: MIKE MCCUNE)) ((The best female golfers in the state taking over Orleans Country Club starting yesterday for the Vermont Women's State Amateur Championship. Last year, former Essex High School standout Madison Corley won the title at the ripe old age of 17...the youngest winner in the tournament's eighty year history. ---------------------- --------------------- First round yesterday ...and on a perfect day for golf in the Northeast Kingdom, Corley got her bid for a second straight state Am title off to a strong start, leading the field with a round of four over par 76... --- Jeanne Morrissey, who has several top five finishes in the state Am on her resume over the years, is right on Corley's heels...just two shots back after shooting a 78... --- Chloe Levins of Rutland, who just missed winning a second straight D-1 medalist crown at this spring's high school state finals, falling in a playoff, is also off to a good start... three shots off the pace with a 79... --- and seven-time amateur champion Holly Reynolds and 2006 runner-up Tiffany Maurycy are sitting four shots back of your leader with first round scores of 80. Round two is set for today, we'll have highlights at 6pm... and the tournament wraps up tomorrow. ---------------------- ---------------------- Keegan Bradley will be back at the Woodstock Country Club on Monday for his third annual Charity Golf Classic. Bradley will be joined once again by fellow PGA Tour winner Brendan Steele. This year the money raised at the event will benefit the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation in its support of the Vermont Cancer Center and Vermont Children's Hospital. Also, a portion of the proceeds will benefit opiate addiction research and treatment programs at the University of Vermont and Fletcher Allen Health Care. ---------------------- -------------------- The UVM women's soccer team is getting ready for it's home opener, Friday afternoon against Central Connecticut. We'll hear from the Cats coming up tonight at 6pm. With your sportswrap, I'm Mike McCune.))

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NE clouds: hardly any NE temps/radar: mainly 50s here, some 60s southern New England

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It's back to school season. Parents and students are flocking to stores -- stocking up on all their back to school needs. As Logan Crawford reports -- the rush to ready for another year -- means big business for retailers big and small.

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(tile 3016 00:14:27:03) ((nats scanning item, putting in bag 00:14:29:14)) August usually marks the end of summer for students -- as they head back to class. (tile 3012 00:12:25:29) ((Joanne Johnson/Underhill "We are doing back to school shopping. Yay." 00:12:30:26)) While some kids might be sad summer vacation's over -- some stores are happy to see the rush of shoppers -- (tile 3015 00:14:17:226) ((nats scanning item 00:14:20:26)) In need of pencils and paper -- or a new outfit to show off to classmates. (tile 3057 00:31:39:17) ((Shelly Desjardin/Fairfax "What'd you get? I got Ninja Turtle stuff. All Ninja Turtle and he got all NFL -- age difference." 00:31:47:23)) Many privately owned shops in the area say back to school is big for business. (tile 3032 00:22:24:25) ((Patrick McCormack/Small Dog Electronics "Back to school is just as significant as the holiday season is for us. So it's almost like we have 2 holidays here -- back to school and Christmas." 00:22:31:26)) Patrick McCormack says he's seeing a lot of college kids visiting his store. (tile 3032 00:21:44:26) ((Patrick McCormack/Small Dog Electronics "Macbook accessories are really big right now, keyboard covers. External hard drives are very big, students got to have external storage to back up their assignments and what not." 00:21:54:12)) (tile 3034 00:24:48:13) ((Logan Crawford/South Burlington "The hottest back to school item at Small Dog Electronics is the Macbook. Some of the locally owned stores stock up on the popular items to draw customers to do their back to school shopping at their store." 00:24:59:20)) (tile 2977 00:01:50:24) ((Lauren Bonosevich/Creative Habitat "Really getting the trendier things in so the students can get the things that they really like but for a low budget so they're not wasting all of their parents' money." 00:02:01:05)) (tile 3015 00:14:13:16) ((nats shopping bag 00:14:16:12)) Like new locker décor -- to customize lockers. A big hit with the kids. Stores are also slashing prices to up the number of customers -- and shoppers are hunting for the best bargain for their back to school list. (tile 3000 00:07:38:09) ((Chris Lamotte/Milton "We'll end up hitting multiple places, we're definitely not one stop shoppers, we'll hit multiple places to try to get the best deal on this, the best deal on that. But so far the prices have been pretty good." 00:07:46:05))

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Burlington police say a woman woke up -- to find a male neighbor standing in her bedroom. Officers say the victim was napping Tuesday afternoon -- and when she opened her eyes -- she saw 26-year-old Joshua Anderson in her room. He gave a quick story about needing to move a car -- and ran from the house. Police say he climbed into her Archibald street apartment through an unlocked window. Anderson is on probation from prior offenses -- and is being held for lack of 25-thousand dollars bail. He's due in court today.

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The need for speed sends a Connecticut woman into handcuffs. 40-year-old Susanne Gravelle was stopped Tuesday after Vermont State police allegedly clocked her going 1-hundred-12 miles per hour on Interstate 91 near Guilford. That's nearly 50 miles per hour OVER the speed limit. Gravelle is charged with excessive speed and careless and negligent operation. She's due in court this October.

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A former Bennington teacher was supposed to help children with special needs. Instead, she's charged with having sex with one student -- and sending another nude photos. 25-year-old Alexandra Fusco faces aggravated sexual assault and sexual assault charges for allegedly having sex with her - then 15-year-old student at the Bennington School. Another former student also told investigators that Fusco sent him naked photos. The mother of two faces a lewd and lascivious charge for that. Fusco's lawyer argued -- she should be allowed out on bail because she has young children -- but the court disagreed.

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((Erica Marthage/Bennington County State's Attorney I'll be blunt, because I think that I can. We wouldn't even be having this conversation if we were talking about a man, that didn't make reference to the fact that he had responsibility for two children.)) ((0227, Mom: after the shock wore off, it was im angry - who am i angry at? 0231, am i angry at the bennington school for hiring this woman who did this to my child? 0235, am i angry at dcf for putting him in this facility where he was sexually assaulted? 0241, i mean the blame goes all the way around here 0243)) D-C-F told us they frequently work with the school and currently have 38 kids placed there. They say the quality of service has never been in question. The school declined to comment. Fusco now faces a possible life sentence if convicted.

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A college in the upper valley -- may be closing. Lebanon College in New Hampshire has canceled its classes for the fall semester. The school's president said without a significant increase in enrollment -- the school is likely to shut down for good. Fewer than half -- of the anticipated enrollees -- signed up for classes this year.

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7-day forecast: lots of sunshine and warmer today. Showers, possible t-storms in northern NY tonight. More tomorrow, and also including the Champlain Valley. Just a slight chance for a shower east of the Champlain Valley. Then clearing out again on Friday, which still start another stretch of very nice weather through the weekend and into the start of next week.

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Burlington police say a woman woke up -- to find a male neighbor standing in her bedroom. Officials say the victim was napping Tuesday afternoon -- and when she opened her eyes -- she saw 26-year-old Joshua Anderson in her room. He gave a quick story about needing to move a car -- and ran from the residence. Police say he climbed into her Archibald street apartment through an unlocked window. Anderson was on probation from multiple prior offenses -- and is being held for lack of 25-thousand dollars bail. He's due in court today.

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Authorities say they found a passenger with a small handgun in his carry-on at the Burlington Airport. It was found Monday at a security checkpoint. Investigators say the owner forgot to take the unloaded firearm out of a bag he usually uses for hiking. Police are holding onto the gun until their investigation is complete. TSA says the owner is likely to face a 3,000 dollar fine. His name was not released.

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The need for speed sends a Connecticut woman into handcuffs. 40-year-old Susanne Gravelle was stopped Tuesday after Vermont State police allegedly clocked her going 1-hundred-12 miles per hour on Interstate 91 near Guilford. That's nearly 50 miles per hour OVER the speed limit. Gravelle is charged with excessive speed and careless and negligent operation. She's due in court this October.

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A routine FDA testing -- unveals salmonella contamiation in some peanut and almond butters. The products are Arrowhead Mills Peanut Butters -- MaraNatha Almond and Peanut Butters -- or private label brands for Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, Krogers and Safeway. Officials say there have been reports of four illnesses that may be related to the nut butters. No word yet on how many jars are involved in the recall.

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7-day forecast: lots of sunshine and warmer today. Showers, possible t-storms in northern NY tonight. More tomorrow, and also including the Champlain Valley. Just a slight chance for a shower east of the Champlain Valley. Then clearing out again on Friday, which still start another stretch of very nice weather through the weekend and into the start of next week.

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Five former Milton High School football players are accused of sexually assaulting teammates with brooms and pool sticks. Prosecutors say the alleged attacks happened in 2011 and 2012 and involved at least five victims. Authorities confirm that one of the victims took his own life about a year later but could not say if the move was directly connected to the incident. All five -- denied misdemeanor simple assault charges in court -- Tuesday.

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(32:30) ((TJ Donovan, Chittenden County State's Attorney, 32:30 "this was not a voluntary initiation process, this was an assault and that's as it is charged, that's how we are going to prosecute the case and that is what the victims deserve.)) Court records show the alleged assaults happened in multiple places including a building next to the school's football field Prosecutors say a tip from a parent led to an investigation and the charges. State's Attorney TJ Donovan cited the age of the suspects -- and the time of the incident -- for not pursuing more serious charges. The suspects' next court date is scheduled for September 17th.

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A former Bennington teacher was supposed to help children with special needs. Instead, she's charged with having sex with one student -- and sending another nude photos. 25-year-old Alexandra Fusco faces aggravated sexual assault and sexual assault charges for allegedly having sex with her - then 15-year-old student at the Bennington School. Another former student also told investigators that Fusco sent him naked photos. The mother of two faces a lewd and lascivious charge for that. Fusco's lawyer argued -- she should be allowed out on bail because she has young children -- but the court disagreed. She faces up to life in prison if convicted.

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7-day forecast: lots of sunshine and warmer today. Showers, possible t-storms in northern NY tonight. More tomorrow, and also including the Champlain Valley. Just a slight chance for a shower east of the Champlain Valley. Then clearing out again on Friday, which still start another stretch of very nice weather through the weekend and into the start of next week.

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I'm Steve Bottari -- ...the first day of classes -- are now just days away. Tomorrow morning -- a fashion expert joins us on the morning show -- to show us the big fall fashion trends -- for kids clothing. That's tomorrow morning -- on channel three.

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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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U-S officials say the believe it is New Hampshire journalist James Foley -- who's seen being beheaded in a video from ISIS militants. Foley was kidnapped two years ago in Syria. His family -- which lives in Rochester -- had been holding out hope. They have a message this morning. Michelle Segona reports.

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This is allegedly the final image of 40-year-old missing American Journalist, James Foley, before he was beheaded by a member of the Islamic militant group, ISIS. The group released a video Tuesday, that we cannot broadcast. In the video Foley reads what appears to be a prepared statement calling for the end to US airstrikes in Iraq, before he is killed. (remove this line if we don't have any cover). VO Foley was last seen in Syria in November of 2012. At the time of his disappearance, he was working for Boston-based news outlet, Global Post VO ISIS claims to be holding another American journalist and has threatened to kill him if the United States continues military strikes in Iraq. VO This is not the first time Foley had been held captive in the Middle East. In 2011, he was detained for several weeks by the Libyan government for allegedly entering the country illegally. After his release Foley spoke with CBS News about his ordeal: SOT "Then I was hit several times with the butt of an AK-47, punched and dragged into a vehicle with my hands tied behind my back." VO (item #)) Facebook statement: Foley's family has confirmed his death and his mother, Diane, released a statement on Facebook pleading for the lives of any other hostages and saying they have never been "more proud" of their son. VO Over the last two years, Foley's family has shined a light in the window, a symbol of hope for his safe return. Now, they are asking for privacy to mourn their loss. Michelle Sigona CBS News.

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Burlington police say a woman woke up -- to find a male neighbor standing in her bedroom. Officials say the victim was napping Tuesday afternoon -- and when she opened her eyes -- she saw 26-year-old Joshua Anderson in her room. He gave a quick story about needing to move a car -- and ran from the residence. Police say he climbed into her Archibald street apartment through an unlocked window. Anderson was on probation from multiple prior offenses -- and is being held for lack of 25-thousand dollars bail. He's due in court today.

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Disturbing allegations coming out of Milton... A group of former Milton High School football players is accused of sodomizing fellow teammates. Charges come after a parent tipped off authorities to the alleged sexual assaults on and off the school's campus.

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((PKG)) Chilling assault charges against 5 former football players at Milton High School. ((Grace Williams, Milton Mother and Grandmother 41:19 "It's unbelieveable, it's unbelievable that anyone would do that, unbelieveable)) 6 Prosecutors say William Jenkins, Colby Darling, Brian Lasell, Brandon Beliveau and Ryan Carlson were involved in sexually assaulting at least five teammates with brooms and pool sticks. ((TJ Donovan, Chittenden County State's Attorney, 28:30 I think it is fair to say that this is a culture that existed within the Milton football team.)) 9 Chittenden County State's attorney TJ Donovan is looking into how long it's been going on. He says THESE attacks happened in 2011 and 2012 at different locations including a building next to the football field on the Milton High School campus. Dononvan also confirms that one of the victims took his own life about a year after the alleged assault but could not say if the move was directly connected to the incident. ((TJ Donovan, Chittenden County State's Attorney, 32:30 "this was not a voluntary initiation process, this was an assault and that's as it is charged, that's how we are going to prosecute the case and that is what the victims deserve.)) 10 Milton Superintendent John Barrone was in the courtroom when attorneys entered not guilty pleas for all of suspects -- each of whom is charged with simple assault. He says he and his administrative team knew nothing about the alleged assaults. ((John Barrone, Milton School Superintendent 31:24 "All that I received was a report that students were fooling around in the locker room in the block House, I had no report that this type of violation had occurred.)) 7 He says while state law on mandatory reporting to DCF can be confusing -- he's always aired on the side of caution and that if he had any indication of abuse he would have picked up the phone. ((John Barrone, Milton School Superintendent 31:34 "If I had there is no question in my mind in the principal's mind, in the athletic director's mind that this would have been reported.)) 5 Barrone is also denying claims that the Principal at the time -- Anne Blake -- heard about misbehavior on the team. And questioned a student who'd been talking about it with classmates. Court papers show Principal Blake told that student -- if it was true -- she'd shut down the football team. Investigators say that intimidated the alleged victim -- who feared the whole school would hate him. Court papers also show the student was then forced to admit to his class that he had lied about it. Superintendent Barrone tells Channel 3 that "He does not believe that for a minute, that is not Anne." He's doing his own investigation. And says he's not afraid to pull the plug on sports if he finds a larger problem. ((john Barone, Milton School Supertendent 33:47 "I don't want to have to go to that level, as we do our own investigation, if I find this is a widespread practice and this is a common practice then I would have no problem canceling not only football but any sports team where this kind of behavior is prevelant.)) 13 ((KM Channel 3 News))

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A former Bennington teacher was supposed to help children with special needs. Instead, she's charged with having sex with one student -- and sending another nude photos. 25-year-old Alexandra Fusco faces aggravated sexual assault and sexual assault charges for allegedly having sex with her - then 15-year-old student at the Bennington School. Another former student also told investigators that Fusco sent him naked photos. The mother of two faces a lewd and lascivious charge for that. Fusco's lawyer argued -- she should be allowed out on bail because she has young children -- but the court disagreed.

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((Erica Marthage/Bennington County State's Attorney I'll be blunt, because I think that I can. We wouldn't even be having this conversation if we were talking about a man, that didn't make reference to the fact that he had responsibility for two children.)) ((0227, Mom: after the shock wore off, it was im angry - who am i angry at? 0231, am i angry at the bennington school for hiring this woman who did this to my child? 0235, am i angry at dcf for putting him in this facility where he was sexually assaulted? 0241, i mean the blame goes all the way around here 0243)) D-C-F told us they frequently work with the school and currently have 38 kids placed there. They say the quality of service has never been in question. The school declined to comment. Fusco now faces a possible life sentence if convicted.

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(anchors introduce gary) Local temps: mainly in 50s, some upper 40s Fog: central and eastern areas have fog NE temps/radar: mainly 50s here, some 60s southern New England U.S. Clouds/radar: front coming at us from west with showers, possible t-storms Forecast clouds/precip: showers move into NY, west to east late today, tonight. Mostly stay there on Thursday, but may see some move into western VT

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Today: Mostly sunny Highs: 77 to 84 Wind: S 5 to 15 mph Tonight: Increasing clouds Chance for showers, t-storms, NY Lows: 55 to 62 Wind: SSE 5 to 10 mph Thursday: Mostly cloudy Chance for showers, t-storms, especially NY, Champlain Valley Highs: 72 to 78 Wind: S 5 to 15 mph Extended: Friday: Partly cloudy Lows: 50s Highs: 70s Saturday: Partly cloudy Lows: 50s Highs: 70s Sunday: Partly cloudy Lows: 50s Highs: 70s Hyper-Extended: Monday: Mostly sunny Lows: 50s Highs: 75 to 82 Tuesday: Partly cloudy Lows: 55 to 62 Highs: 75 to 82

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-- protestors hit the streets of Ferguson overnight -- searching for answers. Anne Marie Green has that and more in this morning's worldwatch.

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Protesters took to the streets of Ferguson, Missouri after nightfall yet again - calling for justice in the shooting death of Michael Brown. Authorities had called on them to stay home after dark...as they try to weed out criminals. The unarmed 18 year old was shot and killed by a white police officer over a week ago. Attorney General Eric Holder travels to Ferguson, Missouri today... to get an update on a federal civil rights investigation into Brown's death. In an op-ed to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Holder promised a full, fair and independent investigation. The family of an American photojournalist purportedly murdered by Islamic militants are confirming his death...but U.S. Intelligence officials are still working to determine whether or not a video of the incident is authentic. Militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria released the video Tuesday - allegedly showing the beheading of James Foley. He went missing in Syria two years ago while working for the Global Post Website. In a statement released on Facebook Tuesday, James Foley's mother mourned her son's loss, and called on kidnappers to spare the lives of remaining hostages. And, fighting between Israel and Hamas militants in the Middle East is showing no sign of letting up. An Egyptian effort to end the month-long war between both sides failed once again when Palestinian militants fired dozens of rockets Tuesday. Israel responded with airstrikes...killing at least three people in Gaza. More than 2,000 Palestinians, most of them civilians, have been killed in the fighting. Sixty-seven Israelis have died... all but three of them soldiers. Those are some of the day's top stories. I'm Anne Marie Green CBS News New York.

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The death toll has climbed to more than 12-hundred -- and the number of those infected has soared above 2-thousand. The ebola outbreak in West Africa -- has created widespread panic. Scammers -- are now taking advantage of that fear -- and using the fatal disease to make a profit. Products claiming to either treat or prevent Ebola are popping up online. The F-D-A says they've received numerous consumer complaints of pruducts like dietary supplement powder -- which claims that it can fight the virus. Another product claims it can defend against the fatal disease -- that currently has no cure. Scammers aren't just selling fake treatments to make a quick buck... They are selling fake ebola prevention kits with face masks, disinfectant spray, biohazard bags -- and more. None of the products online are F-D-A approved.

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Like their peers around the world -- many teens in China are hooked on the internet. In order to kick the addiction -- hundreds of so called boot-camps have popped up across the country -- using military-style methods to unplug the kids. But for one camp in Eastern China -- it's a fine line between tough tactics and abuse. No talking at meal times, no phone calls, no cellphones, no contact with family -- the campers are completely cut off for months. Earlier this year state media says a teenage girl was beaten to death because she didn't ask permission to use the bathroom. Another boy says he was strapped to a pull-up par for six hours. A camp counselor says the goal is the break down the children -- but it may be going too far.

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Almanac: Warmer yesterday, and dry Daylight hours: shrinking away - losing close to 3 minutes each day now U.S. Temps today: hot across most of the country NE clouds: hardly any NE temps/radar: mainly 50s here, some 60s southern New England

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A grim anniversary recently in West Stewartstown -- a small community near the northern Vermont border -- where a disturbing crime -- remains unsolved. It's been three years since Celina Cass was killed. And still -- no one has been arrested. Adam Sullivan reports.

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((Louisia Cass/Mother: "I want justice for my daughter.")) Three years have passed. The pain has not -- for Celina Cass' mother. A mystery hangs over the rural town of West Stewartstown New Hampshire. A little girl's unsolved homicide. Her mother mourns the loss every single day. ((Louisia: "coming off the bus of going school shopping My family is ripped apart. A mother should never have to go and bury their own children.")) Celina was last seen July 25th in 2011-- on the family's computer -- just before bedtime. The next morning -- she was gone. ((Celina Cass' Mother: "you don't get over it. How can you get over something like that?")) ((NATS: HANDING OUT FLIERS)) The small town swelled with investigators -- and volunteers -- looking for the missing 11 year old. But hopes for her safe return faded -- when the young girl's body was found wrapped in a blanket in the Connecticut River - about a quarter of a mile from her home. The shocking crime rocked the community. Signs -- call for justice for Celina. They stretch from West Stewartstown to nearby Colebrook, New Hampshire. Residents here want answers. And arrests in the case. ((Angel Hill/Canaan: "the fact that it hasn't been solved yet. It's rough. And knowing that there is somebody walking around that did it.")) The lead prosecutor, Jane Young, declined to discuss details of the investigation -- including how Celina died-- saying the investigation is ongoing. And that an arrest will happen when there's sufficient evidence. Celina lived with her mom, sister, stepfather Wendell Noyes and Kevin Mullaney. Both men were questioned by police. But, neither are charged in connection the case. ((Charlie Jordan/Colebrook Chronicle: "we really need to have some kind of closure on this case.")) Charlie Jordon has covered the story for the Colebrook Chronicle since Cass' disappearance. He says the community deserves more information -- and transparency from the Attorney General's office -- in order to begin to heal from this horrible crime. ((Jordan: "I do think the community needs to be more aware of what the police know. That we might be able to help. The line has gone dead for too long. We haven't heard anything knew and people are really hoping that something will be resolved.")) The home where Celina lived -- was heavily damaged by fire in December. And had to be torn down. Now just an empty lot remains. Aside from another reminder -- of the young girl -- who's death -- leaves her mother -- with an empty heart. ((Louisia Cass: "my daughter is not here but I want the person that did this, I want him to suffer. Or them. Whoever did this not only destroyed my life but ripped it apart.")) Adam Sullivan channel three news in West Stewartstown New Hampshire.

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Security Scare-- a Passenger tries to board plane with a gun in his luggage.. Shut down-- students learn that Lebanon College may be closing ... Speeding-- A woman caught driving nearly 50 miles per hour over the speed limit

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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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Authorities say they found a passenger with a small handgun in his carry-on at the Burlington Airport. It was found Monday at a security checkpoint. Investigators say the owner forgot to take the unloaded firearm out of a bag he usually uses for hiking. Police are holding onto the gun until their investigation is complete. The owner was allowed to continue on his trip. His name was not released.

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Three of Vermont's four Republican candidates for governor squared off at a debate in Essex -- but one person was not present. Dan Feliciano, Steve Berry and Emily Peyton took the stage Tuesday night -- but Scott Milne wasn't there. The other candidates used the opportunity to explain to voters why they were the best person for the job. All three said spending was the state's biggest problem -- but each offered different ways that they would solve the issue.

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(Dan Feliciano 19:31:31)(("We continue to spend and spend and spend with no end in sight. Property taxes are going up. 19:31:46 We can cut spending, reduce our taxes.)) (Emily Peyton 19:33:52)(("We have to look at our monetary system as separate from our economy, and it's very important to know that the shortcomings of our monetary systems can be likened to a blood circulatory system in a body.")) (Steve Berry 19:36:16)(("The very first day, I will demand an audit and that's a massive audit throughout the whole state.")) Candidate Scott Milne started running his first campaign advertisement today. The 30 second spot features former governor Jim Douglas and Milne talking about his platform. Voters will head to the polls next Tuesday to make their primary choice. ((Commercial NAT)) After last nights debate, voters gave Feliciano 37 of 42 votes in a straw poll. The winner of the Republican primary will face either incumbent Governor Peter Shumlin or H. Brooke Paige who is challenging the governor in the democratic primary.

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The need for speed sends a Connecticut woman into handcuffs. 40-year-old Susanne Gravelle was stopped Tuesday after Vermont State police allegedly clocked her going 1-hundred-12 miles per hour on Interstate 91 near Guilford. That's nearly 50 miles per hour OVER the speed limit. Gravelle is charged with excessive speed and careless and negligent operation. She's due in court this October.

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A college in the upper valley -- may be closing. Lebanon College in New Hampshire has canceled its classes for the fall semester. The school's president said without a significant increase in enrollment -- the school is likely to shut down for good. Fewer than half -- of the anticipated enrollees -- signed up for classes this year.

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(anchors introduce gary) Local temps: mainly in 50s, some upper 40s Fog: central and eastern areas have fog NE temps/radar: mainly 50s here, some 60s southern New England U.S. Clouds/radar: front coming at us from west with showers, possible t-storms Forecast clouds/precip: showers move into NY, west to east late today, tonight. Mostly stay there on Thursday, but may see some move into western VT

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Today: Mostly sunny Highs: 77 to 84 Wind: S 5 to 15 mph Tonight: Increasing clouds Chance for showers, t-storms, NY Lows: 55 to 62 Wind: SSE 5 to 10 mph Thursday: Mostly cloudy Chance for showers, t-storms, especially NY, Champlain Valley Highs: 72 to 78 Wind: S 5 to 15 mph Extended: Friday: Partly cloudy Lows: 50s Highs: 70s Saturday: Partly cloudy Lows: 50s Highs: 70s Sunday: Partly cloudy Lows: 50s Highs: 70s Hyper-Extended: Monday: Mostly sunny Lows: 50s Highs: 75 to 82 Tuesday: Partly cloudy Lows: 55 to 62 Highs: 75 to 82

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((TRT: 1:44 ... OC: MIKE MCCUNE)) ((The best female golfers in the state taking over Orleans Country Club starting yesterday for the Vermont Women's State Amateur Championship. Last year, former Essex High School standout Madison Corley won the title at the ripe old age of 17...the youngest winner in the tournament's eighty year history. ---------------------- --------------------- First round yesterday ...and on a perfect day for golf in the Northeast Kingdom, Corley got her bid for a second straight state Am title off to a strong start, leading the field with a round of four over par 76... --- Jeanne Morrissey, who has several top five finishes in the state Am on her resume over the years, is right on Corley's heels...just two shots back after shooting a 78... --- Chloe Levins of Rutland, who just missed winning a second straight D-1 medalist crown at this spring's high school state finals, falling in a playoff, is also off to a good start... three shots off the pace with a 79... --- and seven-time amateur champion Holly Reynolds and 2006 runner-up Tiffany Maurycy are sitting four shots back of your leader with first round scores of 80. Round two is set for today, we'll have highlights at 6pm... and the tournament wraps up tomorrow. ---------------------- ---------------------- Keegan Bradley will be back at the Woodstock Country Club on Monday for his third annual Charity Golf Classic. Bradley will be joined once again by fellow PGA Tour winner Brendan Steele. This year the money raised at the event will benefit the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation in its support of the Vermont Cancer Center and Vermont Children's Hospital. Also, a portion of the proceeds will benefit opiate addiction research and treatment programs at the University of Vermont and Fletcher Allen Health Care. ---------------------- -------------------- The UVM women's soccer team is getting ready for it's home opener, Friday afternoon against Central Connecticut. We'll hear from the Cats coming up tonight at 6pm. With your sportswrap, I'm Mike McCune.))

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A newly released video shows Islamic State militants beheading a journalist from New Hampshire. 40 year old James Foley went missing nearly two years while on assignment in Syria. ISIS says Foley was killed -- in retaliation for U.S. airstrikes in Iraq. Foley -- is from Rochester New Hampshire. In the statement, Foley's mother, Diane , said -- quote "We have never been prouder of our son Jim. He gave his life trying to expose the world to the suffering of the Syrian people."

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Five former Milton High School football players are accused of sexually assaulting teammates with brooms and pool sticks. Prosecutors say the alleged attacks happened in 2011 and 2012 and involved at least five victims. Authorities confirm that one of the victims took his own life about a year later but could not say if the move was directly connected to the incident. All five 18-to-20 year old defendants denied assault charges in court Tuesday.

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(32:30) ((TJ Donovan, Chittenden County State's Attorney, 32:30 "this was not a voluntary initiation process, this was an assault and that's as it is charged, that's how we are going to prosecute the case and that is what the victims deserve.)) Court records show the alleged assaults happened in multiple places including a building next to the school's football field Prosecutors say a tip from a parent led to an investigation and the charges. State's Attorney TJ Donovan cited the age of the suspects -- and the time of the incident -- for not pursuing more serious charges. The suspects' next court date is scheduled for September 17th.

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A college in the upper valley -- may be closing. Lebanon College in New Hampshire has canceled its classes for the fall semester -- President Ron Biron said without a "substantive increase in enrollment" the school is likely to shut down for good. Fewer than half of the anticipated enrollees signed up for classes this year.

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Texas Governor Rick Perry is on his way to the Granite State -- after a trip to a police station...to be booked on two felony counts of abuse of power. The Republican is accused of coercion and official oppression for promising to veto $7.5 million for the state public integrity unit run. Perry made the veto threat after a district attorney didn't resign following a drunk driving conviction. Regardless of the outcome -- political analysts think this could hurt him if he has plans to run again in 20-16. Perry's travel schedule would imply he's considering with trips this week to both Iowa and New Hampshire.

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There is still a boil water order in effect in Fair Haven this morning. Officials say tests show e-coli bacteria is in the system. And it can make people sick - especially those with compromised immune systems. The town believes the problem is an isolated one - and should be corrected within a day or two. More tests are underway. In the meantime - boil the water.

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

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NE clouds: hardly any NE temps/radar: mainly 50s here, some 60s southern New England

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He keeps elephants company during thunderstorms -- even sleeping alongside them. Just one of the odd jobs he does -- north of the border. Jennifer Reading -- introduces us to a zoologist -- in Quebec.

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((00:45:22 "Hey big boy. What are you doing?)) Francis Lavigne has devoted his life to working with exotic animals...like elephants. ((Francis Lavigne/zoologist 00:37:12 "I spend more time with my elephants than with my girlfriend, my family, my brothers, my mother. It's part of your life.")) Francis is the elephant manager and zoological curator at Parc Safari in Quebec. A post he's held for more than a decade. ((Francis Lavigne/zoologist 00:10:15 "Sometimes it's long days but I think you got to love it. ")) As the park zoologist -- he cares for the herbivores -- and oversees a staff of more than 50 keepers. ((NATS speaking french into walkie talkie)) The work starts early -- each species here -- require hours of individualized care. ((Francis Lavigne/zoologist 00:13:14 " It can be stressful. It can be beautiful.")) Earlier this month -- a very special delivery. Meet Bonnie -- and her new baby. Francis was by the giraffe's side -- every step of her 15 month pregnancy. ((Francis Lavigne/zoologist 00:14:40 "I was at home. That was my only day off that week. All the keepers were trying to call me to tell me that it was happening!")) Luckily -- Francis lives at the park. It's the first giraffe born at Parc Safari in 23 years! ((Francis Lavigne/zoologist 00:13:31 "I mean that's the kind of stuff... can't ask for better.")) It's a career that's taken Francis around the world. Hanging out with gorillas in Africa -- to camels in Egypt -- and artic wolves back at home. He studied fish and wildlife -- not zoology. And says most of his experience comes from on the job learning. ((Francis Lavigne/zoologist 00:33:01 "you have to be able to travel. You have to be able to try different institutions to see what's going on out there.")) ((NATS 00:54:03 "here we've got ... NAMING AND POINTING OUT ANIMALS... OUTCUE: ... over there.")) Parc Safari is divided into seven sections. Some of the animals live here because they can't survive in the wild. Others are part of endangered species breeding programs. Francis says at least 40 animals are born at the park every year. ((Francis Lavigne/zoologist 00:28:41 "We're managing our population too, as a collection plan, to make sure that we don't have overpopulation of animals")) He works with other zoos and safaris -- around the globe -- to place species where they'll thrive. ((NATS people driving through; talking to animals)) Between May and mid-October 350-thousand people will visit the safari. Francis hopes the up close interaction will give them a new found appreciation. ((NATS speaking french to guests)) Francis is a pretty passionate guy. One who's never really off the clock. ((Francis Lavigne/zoologist 00:30:49 "Unusual hours, unusual friends, unusual girlfriend because she had to adapt to this kind of job too. But I'm lucky enough that I have the perfect people around me to support me in this.")) And -- at home -- the work continues. ((Francis Lavigne/zoologist 00:31:58 "I have a baby Wallabee at home and a baby fennec fox that we're taking care of. Because the mom was not." 00:32:24 "I mean it's like having kids I guess. You come home you got to take care of the kids, you've got to feed them. you've got to put them to bed so to me it's the same."))7 I don't have kids. I've got a lot of animals.")) A zoologist -- caring for the animals of Africa -- in the heart of Quebec.


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