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Some motivation to get you over the hump. Photo: John Knox sent this from Tunbridge Quote:"The grass isn't greener on the other side. It's greener where you water it."

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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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A Rutland man is behind bars this morning -- accused of holding his wife captive in their home. Police are calling the case sickening. For years, the victim says she couldn't take a shower, shave, or even use the bathroom without her husband keeping close watch. Alex Apple has more on how the victim says she was finally able to escape.

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Locked in a bedroom, repeatedly hit in the face and forced to go to the bathroom in a bucket ... Police say that was life over the past four years for the wife of this Rutland man, 34-year-old Michael Jokinen. (TC 06:17:08:19 Title 0614)((Det. Sgt. David LaChance/Rutland Police Dept.: "very messy. Very messy." 06:17:10:01)) Jokinen -- 12 years older than his wife -- is accused of locking her in this house. And police say when she was allowed to leave the house -- she always did so with Jokinen or his mother -- and was forced to look at the ground when other men were around. This december -- she escaped -- and now Jokinen faces kidnapping and unlawful restraint charges. (TC 16:17:22:08 Title 0614)((Det. Sgt. David LaChance/Rutland Police Dept.: " I think in this case there are very serious things that occurred as to why she did stay." 06:17:47:06)) ((Tom Powell/Criminal Psychologist: TC 00:03:56:26 Tile 7088 (( "They isolate their victims terribly and by doing so they choke off other sources of information that might be available." 00:04:03:03)) Prosecutors say Jokinen cut off his victim from her family -- and threatened to chop her into little pieces and send each to her relatives. ....Evoking a feeling of isolation that criminal psychologist Tom Powell says is common is domestic abuse cases. ((Tom Powell/Criminal Psychologist: 02:28 Over time, we do see victims begin to incorporate eve the values of their abuser and doing so because that is the way they come to make sense of their captivity.")) The victim accused Jokinen of extreme paranoia -- only made worse by the belief that she was cheating on him. ((Tom Powell/Criminal Psychologist: 04:56 They tend to be impulsive and obsessive. They often times have very fragile egos.)) Jokinen says his wife could have left her upstairs bedroom here -- but police say the window was often boarded up. Alex Apple. Channel 3 News. Rutland.

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Ten young people in Montreal were arrested by Canadian police at the International airport on suspicion of wanting to go to Iraq and Syria to join ISIS. A government official is just confirming the weekend arrests, which come about a month after a similar case in Quebec in which a young man and woman, both 18, were arrested for allegedly trying to leave Canada before a terrorist act abroad.

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This morning South Burlington police are on the lookout for an alleged armed robber. Investigators released these photos -- taken by the surveillance system at the Citizens Bank on Shelburne Road. Police say the man showed a gun to a teller and made off with cash.

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(TC 47.24:27) ((Det. Ron Bliss/South Burlington Police "right now what little we know is that a handgun was displayed. It was not discharged and we are in the process of interviewing the staff now and to find out the exact use or display of weapon.")) Police say the gunmen ran out of the bank. Witnesses didn't see a getaway car.

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A Colchester man will spend almost 2 years in prison for a bank robbery he committed last summer. 31 year old Erik Weinmann of Newport robbed a Merchants Bank. He passed a note to the teller saying he had a gun--and made off with almost 5 thousand dollars in cash. Police later discovered the gun was a fake.

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Lebanon police were on the lookout for potential problems following concerns over rival biker groups. Investigators say they learned one area motorcycle group may try to quote "deal with" another area biker group having a fundraiser at Applebees in Lebanon Tuesday evening. Police notified the restaurant. And - it closed in the afternoon as a precaution. Lebanon Police say biker gangs have NOT been a problem in the area. But they posted an officer near Applebees to be safe. The evening turned out to be incident free.

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A mental health office in Rutland is back open today -- after going into lockdown. The Rutland Mental Health Services on Court Square went into lockdown Tuesday over concerns about a suicidal patient. Yesterday morning -- a client called and said she was going to come to her appointment and kill herself. The facility followed its safety protocol -- calling police to intercept the client and search her for weapons when she arrived. But she never came to her appointment and there was no incident.

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Farmers are always watching the weather -- and lately they've liked what they've seen. Farmers are busy planting their crops and fertilizing what's already in the ground. They're doing their best to make use of the favorable weather. Back in April temperatures were below normal, which delayed the green-up. But farming officials say thanks to warmer May temperatures, the growing season is back on track.

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(00:02:13:00-00:02:28: 00) ((Johnathan Chamberlin/Bordeau Brothers: The first week of May was just awesome. Customers got a lot of work done and put seed in the ground to establish their perennial crops. And they were able to get out and fertilize hayfields and by the end of the week a lot of them had started putting in corn.)) The weather in the coming weeks will ultimately determine how this season turns out for area farmers. They're hoping for a combination of occasional rain, sun and warmth.

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(anchors introduce gary) Cool & windy today with some sun after AM clouds. Warmer Thursday. Cooler again on Friday with a few showers. Chilly nights ahead. Holiday weekend starts out nice with sunshine on Saturday. Slight chance for showers Sunday, but looking wet for Memorial Day Monday.

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Today: Turning partly sunny Cool & windy Highs: 55 to 62 Wind: NW 10 to 20 mph Tonight: Mostly clear Patchy frost Lows: 32 to 42 Wind: Light Thursday: Partly sunny Highs: 63 to 70 Wind: SW 5 to 15 mph Extended: Friday: Partly sunny Chance for a few showers Lows: 35 to 45 Highs: 55 to 62 Saturday: Mostly sunny Lows: 27 to 37 Highs: 58 to 68 Sunday: Partly sunny Chance for a few showers Lows: 35 to 45 Highs: 65 to 75 Hyper-Extended: Monday: Memorial Day! Mostly cloudy Showers Lows: 45 to 55 Highs: 60s Tuesday: Mostly cloudy Showers Lows: 50s Highs: 65 to 75

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A cruise ship carrying thousands of people is waiting to be inspected after being stuck for hours off the coast of Bermuda. Norwegian Cruise Line says all passengers and crew are safe. Anne Marie Green reports

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THOUSANDS OF PASSENGERS AND CREWMEMBERS ARE STUCK ON A CRUISE SHIP OFF THE BERMUDA COAST, AFTER THE VESSEL TEMPORARILY LOST POWER. THE NORWEIGAN DAWN, WHICH DEPARTED FROM BOSTON LAST WEEK, RAN AGROUND AS IT TRIED TO DEPART BERMUDA TUESDAY EVENING. CRUISE LINE OFFICIALS SAY EVERYONE ONBOARD IS SAFE...AND POWER HAS BEEN RESTORED. EMERGENCY CREWS ARE WORKING TO CLEANUP AN OIL SPILL, STRETCHING ABOUT 4 MILES LONG, OFF THE COAST OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. ON TUESDAY, AN ESTIMATED 21,000 GALLONS OF CRUDE OIL, DUMPED INTO THE OCEAN FROM A BROKEN PIPELINE. REFUGIO STATE BEACH WAS SHUT DOWN AS WAVES CARRIED THE SPILL ONTO THE SHORELINE. THE PIPELINE THAT CAUSED THIS SPILL HAS SINCE BEEN SHUT DOWN. AND, AFTER 33 YEARS ON LATE NIGHT TELEVISION, DAVID LETTERMAN IS SIGNING OFF FOR THE LAST TIME TONIGHT. FUNNYMAN BILL MURRAY WAS THERE FOR LETTERMAN'S FIRST SHOW AND HE VISITED THE LATE NIGHT LEGEND AGAIN TUESDAY -- EVEN JUMPING OUT OF A CAKE. IN RECENT EPISODES, OTHER BIG NAMES HAVE ALSO APPEARED TO SAY GOODBYE. TONIGHT'S SHOW WILL BE FULL OF SURPRISES. THOSE ARE SOME OF THE DAY'S TOP STORIES. I'M ANNE-MARIE GREEN, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.

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Welcome Back! What keeps you feeling young? Well, one Iowa woman is high stepping into her golden years. Millie Allison says she hardly misses a Tuesday dance session at the senior center in Davenport where she loves to line dance. She recently celebrated her 94th birthday there with her family. Friends paid special tribute to her by saving "Ain't She Sweet" for the last song of their weekly session.

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((Millie Allison, 94 Years Old/Oh my! I didn't know what I'd be doing. I didn't even know if I'd be here at 94.)) Millie says she doesn't have a favorite song or dance, she just likes them all. Her secret to living long... stay active and keep moving.

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He's being called the hero of the day! Seeing a homeless man inside a Waffle House in Prattville, Alabama -- encouraged one little boy to respond with kindness. Soon after the man entered the restaurant 5 year old Josiah Duncan began asking his mom questions about what it means to be homeless. He walked over to the man, who no one would serve, handed him a menu and urged his mother to buy him a meal. And it didn't end there.

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((Josiah Duncan, 5 Year Old/ I wanted to say the blessing with him.)) Josiah prayed for him publicly with 11 other customers watching and sang as loud as his little voice could muster. The entire Waffle House erupted into tears.

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And this might be a good morning to stop and grab an iced coffee. Dunkin Donuts will be celebrating it's annual nationwide Iced Coffee Day. Locally, one dollar from every cup of iced coffee in Vermont, Grafton and Sullivan Counties in New Hampshire, and Clinton, Franklin, and Essex Counties in New York will benefit the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock and the UVM Children's Hospital.

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Cool & windy today with some sun after AM clouds. Warmer Thursday. Cooler again on Friday with a few showers. Chilly nights ahead. Holiday weekend starts out nice with sunshine on Saturday. Slight chance for showers Sunday, but looking wet for Memorial Day Monday.

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Is Vermont doing enough to keep kids from lighting up? ((AAA LEXX EEEE))) Alexei Ruben ((STINE))stein takes a look at the fight to get young people to kick the habit before it even forms.

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(Courtesy Counterbalance - Youtube video) When young people walk up to a counter at a convenience store -- or many pharmacies -- advocates say the first thing they see is often a barrage of of cigarette an other tobacco advertising. (NAT HIT VIDEO) In addition to PSA's like this, the health department's Counter Balance campaign this past year deployed volunteers and local organizations to visit nearly 80 percent of Vermont retail outlets around the state to document what advertising looks like -- and what it's doing .. (00:02:20 Tile 6566 )((Dr. Harry Chen/Vt. Health Commissioner "We know that every year there are 400 Vermonters -- kids -- that are starting to smoke )) Cathy Hazlett's team visited nearly 80 stores in Windsor and Orange Counties. Besides basic advertising, they looked for less obvious trends. (00:23:55 Tile 6596)(( Cathy Hazlett/Health Conections of the Upper Valley "If there were toys or candy near tobacco products. Were there displays in a store, on the floor, at eye level of a young person. So it was really taking a scan of the environment within a store)) Some key findings: 65-percent of retailers sold single-packaged cigarillos -- short cigar like smokes that come in flavors -- are often available right on the counter, and are thought to be a gateway product for kids. Another finding -- a large number of chain-pharmacies continue to sell tobacco products -- often with advertisements at eye level for a child. And -- many of the retailers are within close distance of schools and parks. In addition to serving in the state Senate, Dick Mazza's family has runs a general store in Colchester for years -- and while they do sell tobacco, Mazza says they've made a point of avoiding advertising. 00:21:17 Tile 6595 Sen. Dick Mazza It's something my dad established in 1954 when we started the business. He was a non-smoker and just never wanted to promote tobacco products.)) Mazza says most retailers are doing it for pure profit -- and that education -- not legislation -- is the key. And Health officials agree. (00:25:05 Tile 6596)((Cathy Cathy Hazlett/Health Conections of the Upper Valley "When we can help them understand that flavored tobacco is attractive to kids, a single cigarillo for under a dollar is attractive to kids, maybe they will take the initiative to say I dont need to sell those products. I don't need to keep those products in my store..)) The Counterbalance campaign will conduct surveys over the summer. And begin an education campaign targeting retailers later this year. Efforts to snuff out the next generation of Vermont smokers before they're hooked. Alexei Rubenstein -- Channel 3 News -- Winooski

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In the headlines this morning why you may soon be paying more for health insurance. hundreds of trout released into the Winooski river... Plus-- A marathoner -- honoring the memory of a child.

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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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A heads up if you see an Amber Alert today. -- It's just a drill. The Public Safety Department will be testing the state's amber alert system used in the event of a missing or abducted child. The test includes mass emails, D-O-T messaging signs, and activating the state lottery notification system. Testing begin at 1 this afternoon.

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This morning, Bellows Falls will continue to have a full time fire department. Last night--voters approved a 1.6 million dollar budget-- to keep the department intact. Some had hoped to cut down on spending by making the department entirely volunteer.

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The two companies providing insurance through Vermont Health Connect -- want to increase their rates. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont has requested an average annual rate increase of 8.4 percent over 2015 rates -- while MVP Health Care has requested an average annual rate increase of 3 percent. Both companies say it's driven by rising costs of medical care and prescription drugs -- and new government mandates.

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A sure sign of warmer weather... Hundreds of trout are now flooding the Winooski River. Fish and Wildlife officials have released the fish to help improve the fish population, and ultimately angling for Vermont fishermen. The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department stocked the river with 500 trout -- at multiple locations in Waterbury. These two year old rainbow trout were raised at the Bennington Fish Culture Station.

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(TC 00:20:06:19 Tile 8717) ((Adam Miller/Vt. Fish & Wildlife "Unfortunately with habitat impacts and other impacts from humans and other environmental factors it's not always able to support wild trout production in Vermont." 00:20:16:28)) Officials say they're also working on different improvement projects in Vermont waterways -- including shady spots for fish.

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The countdown is on. We are just days away from a weekend where racers will line up for the start of the 27th annual Vermont City Marathon in Burlington. But for one runner, crossing the finish line is not the main reason for taking part in the race. Christian Avard is training for his first marathon-- in the memory of a little girl. Campbell Hoyt was diagnosed-- at the age of 3-- with a rare form of brain cancer. Last August-- the 8-year-old passed away. Avard and Campbell's mom grew up together in New Hampshire. He's using the Vermont City Marathon to help Campbell's memory live on. Avard's race is supporting Christopher's Haven-- a home away from home for families with kids receiving care at Mass General in Boston.

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((Christian Avard: "this is one way to promote awareness of childhood cancer and how it affects families and how it affects young children.")) Fore more information -- go to our website -- WCAX -DOT- COM.

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(anchors introduce gary) Cool & windy today with some sun after AM clouds. Warmer Thursday. Cooler again on Friday with a few showers. Chilly nights ahead. Holiday weekend starts out nice with sunshine on Saturday. Slight chance for showers Sunday, but looking wet for Memorial Day Monday.

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Today: Turning partly sunny Cool & windy Highs: 55 to 62 Wind: NW 10 to 20 mph Tonight: Mostly clear Patchy frost Lows: 32 to 42 Wind: Light Thursday: Partly sunny Highs: 63 to 70 Wind: SW 5 to 15 mph Extended: Friday: Partly sunny Chance for a few showers Lows: 35 to 45 Highs: 55 to 62 Saturday: Mostly sunny Lows: 27 to 37 Highs: 58 to 68 Sunday: Partly sunny Chance for a few showers Lows: 35 to 45 Highs: 65 to 75 Hyper-Extended: Monday: Memorial Day! Mostly cloudy Showers Lows: 45 to 55 Highs: 60s Tuesday: Mostly cloudy Showers Lows: 50s Highs: 65 to 75

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( After a rough 5-5 road trip, the Red Sox returned to Fenway Park Tuesday, opening up a three game series with the Texas Rangers .. Wade Miley on the bump for Boston, just 2-4 to start the season... but looked good in this one..getting the strikeout to end the 1st...Miley goes 7 innings, giving up two runs and striking out seven.. And he got some help early..with a runner on second, David Ortiz, shooting this one past the diving first baseman and into right...Dustin Pedroia will come in and score ..it's 1-0 Sox.. Same score in the 4th ..the ice cold Mike Napoli breaking out of his slump, deep and gone into the monster seats for a solo shot ...Boston up 2-0.. Same score in the 5th ..Big Papi, you know it can get a little boring in the bullpen so Ortiz trying to keep the relievers entertained, sending this one to the Sox bullpen and Robbie Ross making the grab with his hat..it's a solo shot for Ortiz.. hats off to you sir Red Sox defeat the Rangers, 4-3... Yankees in Washington for a two game series against the Nationals .. 9 innings not enough for these two so we'll pick it up in the 10th, game tied at 6.. with a runner on first ...Ryan Zimmerman saying you don't have to go home but you can't stay here...to right field and off of the pole and gone...a two run walk-off shot .. Yankees fall in a heartbreaker tonight, 8-6.. On the high school diamond Tuesday, CVU hosting Middlebury.. And The Redhawks red hot..Already up 7-0 in the 2nd inning and with two on...Kyle Hinsdale lining this one to center...Shea Ireland and Dan Poodiack will come in and score...Redhawks take a 9-0 lead.. And more of the same in the 3rd..with one on, Rayne Supple blooping this one the opposite way to right, right fielder slides but can't make the grab..another run comes in.. CVU cruises past Middlebury, 12-0 in 5 innings.. The Middlebury softball team though would defeat CVU one diamond over, 19-3... with your sports wrap, I'm Kane O'Neill)

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

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Police are calling the kidnapping case sickening. A Rutland man is behind bars this morning -- accused of holding his wife captive in their home. Court papers spell out a frightening four years of marriage for a young woman -- who finally dared to escape. In December of 20-14 -- Rutland City Police arrived at a house on Cleveland Avenue where a woman had thrown her belongings -- and herself -- out of a second-story bedroom window. The woman says she was physically and emotionally abused during her four year marriage to 34-year-old Michael Jokinen (JOKE-in-in). She says Jokinen padlocked her into a bedroom -- with the windows boarded shut, forcing her to go to the bathroom in a bucket.

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(TC 16:17:22:08 Title 0614)((Det. Sgt. David LaChance/Rutland Police Dept.: "it was a perfect example of domestic issues that we respond to everyday. A normal person would ask, well, you know, one question why didn't she leave? There's things that influence why somebody stays in a relationship like that and I think in this case there are very serious things that occurred as to why she did stay." 06:17:47:06)) Jokinen pleaded not guilty to kidnapping and unlawful restraint. He is being held without bail -- and if convicted, he faces a potential life sentence.

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This morning South Burlington police are on the lookout for an alleged armed robber. Investigators released these photos -- taken by the surveillance system at the Citizens Bank on Shelburne Road. Police say the man showed a gun to a teller and made off with cash. Police say the gunmen ran out of the bank. Witnesses didn't see a getaway car.

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Police in Waco, Texas say the investigation into the deadly shootout involving rival motorcycle gangs is being hampered by witnesses who quote "are not being honest with us." Authorities say the violence began with a parking dispute and someone running over a gang member's foot. Nine bikers were killed and 18 were wounded.

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Meanwhile -- that deadly shootout is sparking concern in our region. Lebanon police were on high alert -- after investigators learned one area motorcycle group may try to quote "deal with" another area biker group. This meeting was supposed to happen last night at an Applebees in Lebanon. The restaurant closed early and police say the evening was incident free. Police there say biker gangs have NOT been a problem in the area.

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Thousands of passengers and crew members are stuck on a cruise ship off the Bermuda coast, after the vessel temporarily lost power. The Norweigan Dawn, which departed from Boston last week, ran aground as it tried to depart Bermuda Tuesday evening. Cruise line officials say everyone onboard is safe...and power has been restored.

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After 33 years on late night television, David Letterman is signing off for the last time tonight. Bill Murray was there for Letterman's first show and he visited the late night legend again Tuesday -- even jumping out of a cake. In recent episodes, other big names have also appeared to say goodbye. Tune in for tonight's show at 11:35 that will be full of surprises. That's right here on Channel 3.

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

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Cool & windy today with some sun after AM clouds. Warmer Thursday. Cooler again on Friday with a few showers. Chilly nights ahead. Holiday weekend starts out nice with sunshine on Saturday. Slight chance for showers Sunday, but looking wet for Memorial Day Monday.

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Police are calling this kidnapping case sickening. A Rutland man is behind bars this morning -- accused of holding his wife captive in their home. Court papers spell out a frightening four years of marriage for a young woman -- who finally dared to escape. In December of 20-14 -- Rutland City Police arrived at a house on Cleveland Avenue where a woman had thrown her belongings -- and herself -- out of a second-story bedroom window. The woman says she was physically and emotionally abused during her four year marriage to 34-year-old Michael Jokinen (JOKE-in-in). She says Jokinen padlocked her into a bedroom -- with the windows boarded shut, forcing her to go to the bathroom in a bucket.

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Ten young people in Montreal were arrested by Canadian police at the International airport on suspicion of wanting to go to Iraq and Syria to join ISIS. A government official is now confirming the weekend arrests, which come about a month after a similar case in Quebec in which a young man and woman, both 18, were arrested for allegedly trying to leave Canada before a terrorist act abroad.

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This morning South Burlington police are on the lookout for an alleged armed robber. Investigators released these photos -- taken by the surveillance system at the Citizens Bank on Shelburne Road. Police say the man showed a gun to a teller and made off with cash. Police say the gunmen ran out of the bank. Witnesses didn't see a getaway car.

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A heads up if you see an Amber Alert today. -- It's just a drill. The Public Safety Department will be testing the state's amber alert system used in the event of a missing or abducted child. The test includes mass emails, D-O-T messaging signs, and activating the state lottery notification system. Testing begins at 1 this afternoon.

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Cool & windy today with some sun after AM clouds. Warmer Thursday. Cooler again on Friday with a few showers. Chilly nights ahead. Holiday weekend starts out nice with sunshine on Saturday. Slight chance for showers Sunday, but looking wet for Memorial Day Monday.

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A Rutland man is behind bars this morning -- accused of holding his wife captive in their home. Police say the woman claims she was physically and emotionally abused during her four year marriage to 34-year-old Michael Jokinen (JOKE-in-in). She says Jokinen padlocked her into a bedroom -- with the windows boarded shut, forcing her to go to the bathroom in a bucket. In December of 20-14 -- Rutland City Police arrived at a house on Cleveland Avenue where a woman had thrown her belongings -- and herself -- out of a second-story bedroom window -- to escape.

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(TC 16:17:22:08 Title 0614)((Det. Sgt. David LaChance/Rutland Police Dept.: "it was a perfect example of domestic issues that we respond to everyday. A normal person would ask, well, you know, one question why didn't she leave? There's things that influence why somebody stays in a relationship like that and I think in this case there are very serious things that occurred as to why she did stay." 06:17:47:06)) Jokinen pleaded not guilty to kidnapping and unlawful restraint. He is being held without bail -- and if convicted, he faces a potential life sentence.

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Ten young people in Montreal have been arrested -- suspected of wanting to go to Iraq and Syria to join ISIS. A government official is now confirming the weekend arrests -- that happened at the Montreal International Airport. This comes about a month after a case in Quebec in which two 18-year-olds were arrested on similar suspicions.

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The deadly shooting in Texas between rival motorcycle gangs -- sparked concern in our region. Lebanon police were on high alert -- after investigators learned one area motorcycle group may try to quote "deal with" another area biker group. This meeting was supposed to happen last night at an Applebees in Lebanon. The restaurant closed early and police say the evening was incident free. Police there say biker gangs have NOT been a problem in the area.

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A heads up if you see an Amber Alert today -- it's just a drill. The Public Safety Department will be testing the state's amber alert system used in the event of a missing or abducted child. The test includes mass emails, D-O-T messaging signs, and activating the state lottery notification system. Testing begin at 1 this afternoon.

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The Vermont Symphony Orchestra has new leadership. Charlie Smith is the V-S-O's new interim executive director. Smith takes over for Alan Jordon who has left the orchestra. Smith was recently at Vermont P-B-S and has a long history of leadership in state government and banking. He will be in this interim role until a new executive director can be named.

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Cool & windy today with some sun after AM clouds. Warmer Thursday. Cooler again on Friday with a few showers. Chilly nights ahead. Holiday weekend starts out nice with sunshine on Saturday. Slight chance for showers Sunday, but looking wet for Memorial Day Monday.

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Some motivation to get you over the hump. Photo: John Knox sent this from Tunbridge Quote:"The grass isn't greener on the other side. It's greener where you water it."

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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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A Rutland man is behind bars this morning -- accused of holding his wife captive in their home. Police are calling the case sickening. For years, the victim says she couldn't take a shower, shave, or even use the bathroom without her husband keeping close watch. Alex Apple has more on how the victim says she was finally able to escape.

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Locked in a bedroom, repeatedly hit in the face and forced to go to the bathroom in a bucket ... Police say that was life over the past four years for the wife of this Rutland man, 34-year-old Michael Jokinen. (TC 06:17:08:19 Title 0614)((Det. Sgt. David LaChance/Rutland Police Dept.: "very messy. Very messy." 06:17:10:01)) Jokinen -- 12 years older than his wife -- is accused of locking her in this house. And police say when she was allowed to leave the house -- she always did so with Jokinen or his mother -- and was forced to look at the ground when other men were around. This december -- she escaped -- and now Jokinen faces kidnapping and unlawful restraint charges. (TC 16:17:22:08 Title 0614)((Det. Sgt. David LaChance/Rutland Police Dept.: " I think in this case there are very serious things that occurred as to why she did stay." 06:17:47:06)) ((Tom Powell/Criminal Psychologist: TC 00:03:56:26 Tile 7088 (( "They isolate their victims terribly and by doing so they choke off other sources of information that might be available." 00:04:03:03)) Prosecutors say Jokinen cut off his victim from her family -- and threatened to chop her into little pieces and send each to her relatives. ....Evoking a feeling of isolation that criminal psychologist Tom Powell says is common is domestic abuse cases. ((Tom Powell/Criminal Psychologist: 02:28 Over time, we do see victims begin to incorporate eve the values of their abuser and doing so because that is the way they come to make sense of their captivity.")) The victim accused Jokinen of extreme paranoia -- only made worse by the belief that she was cheating on him. ((Tom Powell/Criminal Psychologist: 04:56 They tend to be impulsive and obsessive. They often times have very fragile egos.)) Jokinen says his wife could have left her upstairs bedroom here -- but police say the window was often boarded up. Alex Apple. Channel 3 News. Rutland.

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Ten young people in Montreal were arrested by Canadian police at the International airport on suspicion of wanting to go to Iraq and Syria to join ISIS. A government official is just confirming the weekend arrests, which come about a month after a similar case in Quebec in which a young man and woman, both 18, were arrested for allegedly trying to leave Canada before a terrorist act abroad.

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This morning South Burlington police are on the lookout for an alleged armed robber. Investigators released these photos -- taken by the surveillance system at the Citizens Bank on Shelburne Road. Police say the man showed a gun to a teller and made off with cash.

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(TC 47.24:27) ((Det. Ron Bliss/South Burlington Police "right now what little we know is that a handgun was displayed. It was not discharged and we are in the process of interviewing the staff now and to find out the exact use or display of weapon.")) Police say the gunmen ran out of the bank. Witnesses didn't see a getaway car.

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A Colchester man will spend almost 2 years in prison for a bank robbery he committed last summer. 31 year old Erik Weinmann of Newport robbed a Merchants Bank. He passed a note to the teller saying he had a gun--and made off with almost 5 thousand dollars in cash. Police later discovered the gun was a fake.

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Lebanon police were on the lookout for potential problems following concerns over rival biker groups. Investigators say they learned one area motorcycle group may try to quote "deal with" another area biker group having a fundraiser at Applebees in Lebanon Tuesday evening. Police notified the restaurant. And - it closed in the afternoon as a precaution. Lebanon Police say biker gangs have NOT been a problem in the area. But they posted officer near Applebees to be safe. The evening turned out to be incident free.

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A mental health office in Rutland is back open today -- after going into lockdown. The Rutland Mental Health Services on Court Square went into lockdown Tuesday over concerns about a suicidal patient. Yesterday morning -- a client called and said she was going to come to her appointment and kill herself. The facility followed its safety protocol -- calling police to intercept the client and search her for weapons when she arrived. But she never came to her appointment and there was no incident.

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Farmers are always watching the weather -- and lately they've liked what they've seen. Farmers are busy planting their crops and fertilizing what's already in the ground. They're doing their best to make use of the favorable weather. Back in April temperatures were below normal, which delayed the green-up. But farming officials say thanks to warmer May temperatures, the growing season is back on track.

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(00:02:13:00-00:02:28: 00) ((Johnathan Chamberlin/Bordeau Brothers: The first week of May was just awesome. Customers got a lot of work done and put seed in the ground to establish their perennial crops. And they were able to get out and fertilize hayfields and by the end of the week a lot of them had started putting in corn.)) The weather in the coming weeks will ultimately determine how this season turns out for area farmers. They're hoping for a combination of occasional rain, sun and warmth.

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(anchors introduce gary) Cool & windy today with some sun after AM clouds. Warmer Thursday. Cooler again on Friday with a few showers. Chilly nights ahead. Holiday weekend starts out nice with sunshine on Saturday. Slight chance for showers Sunday, but looking wet for Memorial Day Monday.

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Today: Turning partly sunny Cool & windy Highs: 55 to 62 Wind: NW 10 to 20 mph Tonight: Mostly clear Patchy frost Lows: 32 to 42 Wind: Light Thursday: Partly sunny Highs: 63 to 70 Wind: SW 5 to 15 mph Extended: Friday: Partly sunny Chance for a few showers Lows: 35 to 45 Highs: 55 to 62 Saturday: Mostly sunny Lows: 27 to 37 Highs: 58 to 68 Sunday: Partly sunny Chance for a few showers Lows: 35 to 45 Highs: 65 to 75 Hyper-Extended: Monday: Memorial Day! Mostly cloudy Showers Lows: 45 to 55 Highs: 60s Tuesday: Mostly cloudy Showers Lows: 50s Highs: 65 to 75

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A cruise ship carrying thousands of people is waiting to be inspected after being stuck for hours off the coast of Bermuda. Norwegian Cruise Line says all passengers and crew are safe. Susan McGinnis reports.

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(PKG) The Norwegian Dawn with 3500 passengers and crew on board is now free... The cruise ship hit a reef and was stuck off the coast of Bermuda for more than six hours overnight... before a rising tide managed to push it back into deep water. Rachel Hansen from New Hampshire is on board the ship: (SOT Rachel Hansen/phoner) The captain came over the PA system and told us that we had lost steering on the cruise ship and as a result of that we ran up on a coral reef. The Norwegian Dawn was on a seven-day, round-trip cruise from Boston to Bermuda, where it spent three days in port. Cruise line officials say the ship temporarily lost power but was later fully operational. Throughout the ordeal, many of those on board remained in good spirits...with shows taking place, and dinner served as planned: (SOT Katie Chung/ phoner) When the captain came on and said that we weren't going to be moving until tomorrow the dining room kind of erupted in cheers Others are still prepared for the unexpected: (SOT Rachel Hansen/phoner) We've gotten some of our belongings, just what we can carry into a small bag, our licenses, our money, our cell phones//just in case we have to get off the ship. Company officials say the cruise ship has dropped anchor off the coast and will wait for a full inspection before resuming its voyage. Susan McGinnis CBS News Washington.

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A Pennsylvania fire fighter responding to a drowning call had no idea his own son was the victim. Kevin Lee says he had just come home from work Monday night, when his pager went off for a water rescue. The firefighter says he went down to the station about a block away and suited up, not knowing it was his son he would have to try and save. 15-year-old Justin Lee was pulled from a reservoir and rushed to a hospital in Altoona, where he later passed away. The heart broken father says his family is finding some comfort in knowing his son's heart was donated to another young man in need.

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Just weeks after being convicted of murder, former Patriots player Aaron Hernandez reportedly got mixed up in a prison fight. A law enforcement source says Hernandez agreed to be the lookout for another inmate who went into another prisoner's cell at a Massachusetts correctional center this week. That prisoner got into a fight with the third inmate. Authorities believe the dispute is gang-related. All three men involved are being disciplined over the incident.

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Welcome Back! What keeps you feeling young? Well, one Iowa woman is high stepping into her golden years. Millie Allison says she hardly misses a Tuesday dance session at the senior center in Davenport where she loves to line dance. She recently celebrated her 94th birthday there with her family. Friends paid special tribute to her by saving "Ain't She Sweet" for the last song of their weekly session.

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((Millie Allison, 94 Years Old/Oh my! I didn't know what I'd be doing. I didn't even know if I'd be here at 94.)) Millie says she doesn't have a favorite song or dance, she just likes them all. Her secret to living long... stay active and keep moving.

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He's being called the hero of the day! Seeing a homeless man inside a Waffle House in Prattville, Alabama -- encouraged one little boy to respond with kindness. Soon after the man entered the restaurant 5 year old Josiah Duncan began asking his mom questions about what it means to be homeless. He walked over to the man, who no one would serve, handed him a menu and urged his mother to buy him a meal. And it didn't end there.

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((Josiah Duncan, 5 Year Old/ I wanted to say the blessing with him.)) Josiah prayed for him publicly with 11 other customers watching and sang as loud as his little voice could muster. The entire Waffle House erupted into tears.

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And this might be a good morning to stop and grab an iced coffee. Dunkin Donuts will be celebrating it's annual nationwide Iced Coffee Day. Locally, one dollar from every cup of iced coffee in Vermont, Grafton and Sullivan Counties in New Hampshire, and Clinton, Franklin, and Essex Counties in New York will benefit the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock and the UVM Children's Hospital.

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Cool & windy today with some sun after AM clouds. Warmer Thursday. Cooler again on Friday with a few showers. Chilly nights ahead. Holiday weekend starts out nice with sunshine on Saturday. Slight chance for showers Sunday, but looking wet for Memorial Day Monday.

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Researchers believe there's a link between depression -- and an increased risk of Parkinson's Disease. Here's Eboni Williams with this mornings healthwatch.

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(PKG) People battling depression have a greater risk of developing Parkinson's disease. That's according to Swedish researchers who looked at more than 140-thousand people. They found within one year of the study depressed people were 3 times more likely to develop Parkinson's, 15 to 25 years after the study, they were 50 percent more likely to develop the neurological disease. Disturbing numbers on sex assaults on campus. Researchers from Brown University looked at a university in New York and found nearly 19-percent of women had experienced some kind of sexual assault during their freshmen year. And the gender of a baby may affect a mother's risk for diabetes. Canadian researchers found pregnant women expecting a boy were more likely to develop gestational diabetes. For women who developed gestational diabetes while carrying girls .. they were at higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes later in life. Those are some of the day's top health stories. Eboni Williams, CBS News, New York.

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In the headlines this Wednesday morning: why you may soon be paying more for health insurance. hundreds of trout released into the Winooski river... Plus-- A marathoner -- honoring the memory of a child.

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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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A heads up if you see an Amber Alert today. -- It's just a drill. The Public Safety Department will be testing the state's amber alert system used in the event of a missing or abducted child. The test includes mass emails, D-O-T messaging signs, and activating the state lottery notification system. Testing begin at 1 this afternoon.

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This morning, Bellows Falls will continue to have a full time fire department. Last night--voters approved a 1.6 million dollar budget-- to keep the department intact. Some had hoped to cut down on spending by making the department entirely volunteer.

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The two companies providing insurance through Vermont Health Connect -- want to increase their rates. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont has requested an average annual rate increase of 8.4 percent over 2015 rates -- while MVP Health Care has requested an average annual rate increase of 3 percent. Both companies say it's driven by rising costs of medical care and prescription drugs -- and new government mandates.

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A sure sign of warmer weather... Hundreds of trout are now flooding the Winooski River. Fish and Wildlife officials have released the fish to help improve the fish population, and ultimately angling for Vermont fishermen. The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department stocked the river with 500 trout -- at multiple locations in Waterbury. These two year old rainbow trout were raised at the Bennington Fish Culture Station.

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(TC 00:20:06:19 Tile 8717) ((Adam Miller/Vt. Fish & Wildlife "Unfortunately with habitat impacts and other impacts from humans and other environmental factors it's not always able to support wild trout production in Vermont." 00:20:16:28)) Officials say they're also working on different improvement projects in Vermont waterways -- including shady spots for fish.

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The countdown is on. We are just days away from a weekend where racers will line up for the start of the 27th annual Vermont City Marathon in Burlington. But for one runner, crossing the finish line is not the main reason for taking part in the race. Christian Avard is training for his first marathon-- in the memory of a little girl. Campbell Hoyt was diagnosed-- at the age of 3-- with a rare form of brain cancer. Last August-- the 8-year-old passed away. Avard and Campbell's mom grew up together in New Hampshire. He's using the Vermont City Marathon to help Campbell's memory live on. Avard's race is supporting Christopher's Haven-- a home away from home for families with kids receiving care at Mass General in Boston.

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((Christian Avard: "this is one way to promote awareness of childhood cancer and how it affects families and how it affects young children.")) Fore more information -- go to our website -- WCAX -DOT- COM.

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(anchors introduce gary) Cool & windy today with some sun after AM clouds. Warmer Thursday. Cooler again on Friday with a few showers. Chilly nights ahead. Holiday weekend starts out nice with sunshine on Saturday. Slight chance for showers Sunday, but looking wet for Memorial Day Monday.

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Today: Turning partly sunny Cool & windy Highs: 55 to 62 Wind: NW 10 to 20 mph Tonight: Mostly clear Patchy frost Lows: 32 to 42 Wind: Light Thursday: Partly sunny Highs: 63 to 70 Wind: SW 5 to 15 mph Extended: Friday: Partly sunny Chance for a few showers Lows: 35 to 45 Highs: 55 to 62 Saturday: Mostly sunny Lows: 27 to 37 Highs: 58 to 68 Sunday: Partly sunny Chance for a few showers Lows: 35 to 45 Highs: 65 to 75 Hyper-Extended: Monday: Memorial Day! Mostly cloudy Showers Lows: 45 to 55 Highs: 60s Tuesday: Mostly cloudy Showers Lows: 50s Highs: 65 to 75

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Is Vermont doing enough to keep kids from lighting up? Alexei Rubenstein takes a look at the fight to get young people to kick the habit before it even forms.

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(Courtesy Counterbalance - Youtube video) When young people walk up to a counter at a convenience store -- or many pharmacies -- advocates say the first thing they see is often a barrage of of cigarette an other tobacco advertising. (NAT HIT VIDEO) In addition to PSA's like this, the health department's Counter Balance campaign this past year deployed volunteers and local organizations to visit nearly 80 percent of Vermont retail outlets around the state to document what advertising looks like -- and what it's doing .. (00:02:20 Tile 6566 )((Dr. Harry Chen/Vt. Health Commissioner "We know that every year there are 400 Vermonters -- kids -- that are starting to smoke )) Cathy Hazlett's team visited nearly 80 stores in Windsor and Orange Counties. Besides basic advertising, they looked for less obvious trends. (00:23:55 Tile 6596)(( Cathy Hazlett/Health Conections of the Upper Valley "If there were toys or candy near tobacco products. Were there displays in a store, on the floor, at eye level of a young person. So it was really taking a scan of the environment within a store)) Some key findings: 65-percent of retailers sold single-packaged cigarillos -- short cigar like smokes that come in flavors -- are often available right on the counter, and are thought to be a gateway product for kids. Another finding -- a large number of chain-pharmacies continue to sell tobacco products -- often with advertisements at eye level for a child. And -- many of the retailers are within close distance of schools and parks. In addition to serving in the state Senate, Dick Mazza's family has runs a general store in Colchester for years -- and while they do sell tobacco, Mazza says they've made a point of avoiding advertising. 00:21:17 Tile 6595 Sen. Dick Mazza It's something my dad established in 1954 when we started the business. He was a non-smoker and just never wanted to promote tobacco products.)) Mazza says most retailers are doing it for pure profit -- and that education -- not legislation -- is the key. And Health officials agree. (00:25:05 Tile 6596)((Cathy Cathy Hazlett/Health Conections of the Upper Valley "When we can help them understand that flavored tobacco is attractive to kids, a single cigarillo for under a dollar is attractive to kids, maybe they will take the initiative to say I dont need to sell those products. I don't need to keep those products in my store..)) The Counterbalance campaign will conduct surveys over the summer. And begin an education campaign targeting retailers later this year. Efforts to snuff out the next generation of Vermont smokers before they're hooked. Alexei Rubenstein -- Channel 3 News -- Winooski

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( After a rough 5-5 road trip, the Red Sox returned to Fenway Park Tuesday, opening up a three game series with the Texas Rangers .. Wade Miley on the bump for Boston, just 2-4 to start the season... but looked good in this one..getting the strikeout to end the 1st...Miley goes 7 innings, giving up two runs and striking out seven.. And he got some help early..with a runner on second, David Ortiz, shooting this one past the diving first baseman and into right...Dustin Pedroia will come in and score ..it's 1-0 Sox.. Same score in the 4th ..the ice cold Mike Napoli breaking out of his slump, deep and gone into the monster seats for a solo shot ...Boston up 2-0.. Same score in the 5th ..Big Papi, you know it can get a little boring in the bullpen so Ortiz trying to keep the relievers entertained, sending this one to the Sox bullpen and Robbie Ross making the grab with his hat..it's a solo shot for Ortiz.. hats off to you sir Red Sox defeat the Rangers, 4-3... Yankees in Washington for a two game series against the Nationals .. 9 innings not enough for these two so we'll pick it up in the 10th, game tied at 6.. with a runner on first ...Ryan Zimmerman saying you don't have to go home but you can't stay here...to right field and off of the pole and gone...a two run walk-off shot .. Yankees fall in a heartbreaker tonight, 8-6.. On the high school diamond Tuesday, CVU hosting Middlebury.. And The Redhawks red hot..Already up 7-0 in the 2nd inning and with two on...Kyle Hinsdale lining this one to center...Shea Ireland and Dan Poodiack will come in and score...Redhawks take a 9-0 lead.. And more of the same in the 3rd..with one on, Rayne Supple blooping this one the opposite way to right, right fielder slides but can't make the grab..another run comes in.. CVU cruises past Middlebury, 12-0 in 5 innings.. The Middlebury softball team though would defeat CVU one diamond over, 19-3... with your sports wrap, I'm Kane O'Neill)

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Cool & windy today with some sun after AM clouds. Warmer Thursday. Cooler again on Friday with a few showers. Chilly nights ahead. Holiday weekend starts out nice with sunshine on Saturday. Slight chance for showers Sunday, but looking wet for Memorial Day Monday.

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It's an end of an era for late night television. After 33 years -- David Letterman is taking his final bow TONIGHT. As the nation looks back on at memorable moments -- we are also remembering a few WCAX connections to his show. Keith McGilvery explains.

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In August of 1993 -- a familiar face at Channel 3 took the helm of our 11pm broadcast. ((file)) ((Good evening, I'm RG)) But Roger Garrity wasn't the only new addition to late nights on WCAX that summer. ((Roger Garrity 18:36"I remember when we heard we were getting David Letterman it was pretty exciting because I'm thinking I got to hold on to this job, but David Letterman, that's big.)) At 11:35 on August 30th funnyman David Letterman brought his comedy to The Late Show on CBS. ((Roger Garrity 03:20 "It is what the world has been waiting for, Late Show with David Letterman makes it's world premiere in just a few short minutes.)) A premiere that left some thinking Roger and Letterman shared a similar style. ((Roger Garrity 19:31 "The hair was bad, I don't know how I got on the air with hair like that.)) While Roger had the honor of welcoming Letterman after our news -- The comic has also welcomed some of our own to his show!! In 1997 -- Photographer Lance MacKenzie was pulled off the streets of Manhattan and treated to a Big Broadway Welcome. ((LANCE on Letterman)) And in 2001 Sharon Meyer got her late night shot. ((Sharon Meyer, I hope all this rain does not uncover all of those bodies I buried.)) Sharon was among a handful of weather folks from across the country picked to provide funny forecasts as part of Letterman's Top 10. ((Sharon Meyer, 15:26 "The Top 10 is huge, it is such a big deal so to be able to say that I was actually on Letterman's Top 10 is a highlight of my career right?? )) The appearance had Sharon hearing from viewers across the country. ((Sharon Meyer, 15:46 "This was like my 15 seconds of fame across the country so my cousin from Ohio, people in California, I saw you, my cousin from Ohio said the kids stayed up late to watch it, they went Ape.)) Sharon and Roger agree it will be hard to see Letterman go -- ((Sharon Meyer, 16:25 "He's picking a good time to retire, retire when everybody still wants more.)) ((Roger Garrity 19:55 "It's going to be a big change, that's been a part of the late-night lineup on Channel 3 for a long time.)) Sharon's just hoping the Late Show star -- sticks to his on-air promise ((LETTERMAN -- WE HAVE TO GET HER DOWN HERE!!)) But she's not holding her breathe! ((Sharon Meyer, 17:46 "At the end Dasve and Paul said they were going to call me, I'm still waiting by the phone, I'm beginning to think I should give up on that, If they haven't called me by now, they probably aren't going to.))

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Letterman sent Sharon a thank you note and a t-shirt that she still has! After 33 years -- Letterman's final show is tonight at 11:35 -- right here on Channel 3.

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A Colchester man will spend almost 2 years in prison for a bank robbery he committed last summer. 31 year old Erik Weinmann of Newport robbed a Merchants Bank. He passed a note to the teller saying he had a gun--and made off with almost 5 thousand dollars in cash. Police later discovered the gun was a fake.

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The deadly shooting in Texas between rival motorcycle gangs -- sparked concern in our region. Lebanon police were on high alert -- after investigators learned one area motorcycle group may try to quote "deal with" another area biker group. This meeting was supposed to happen last night at an Applebees in Lebanon. The restaurant closed early and police say the evening was incident free. Police there say biker gangs have NOT been a problem in the area.

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There is new data from a statewide effort to discourage tobacco advertising aimed at kids. In addition to PSA's like this, the health department's Counter Balance campaign visited nearly 80 percent of Vermont retail outlets that sell tobacco -- to document what advertising looks like. Some key findings: 65-percent sold single-packaged cigarillos. Those are short, cigar-like smokes that come in flavors, are often available on the counter, and are thought to be a gateway product for kids. Also -- the report shows a large number of chain-pharmacies still selling selling tobacco products. Campaign officials say educating retailers is the answer.

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(00:25:05 Tile 6596)((Cathy Hazlett/Health Connections of the Upper Valley "When we can help them understand that flavored tobacco is attractive to kids, a single cigarillo for under a dollar is attractive to kids, maybe they will take the initiative to say I don't need to sell those products. I don't need to keep those products in my store..)) The campaign will conduct surveys over the summer, and later this year will begin an educational campaign targeting retailers.

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Cool & windy today with some sun after AM clouds. Warmer Thursday. Cooler again on Friday with a few showers. Chilly nights ahead. Holiday weekend starts out nice with sunshine on Saturday. Slight chance for showers Sunday, but looking wet for Memorial Day Monday.


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