Wed 25-MAY-2016 Early A.M. News Script

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Today: Warm, clear start to the day. Most of today nice with warm temps, but showers, t-storms possible late aftn. & eve., mainly north.

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((THANK GARY)) ((TYLER TALKS ABOUT BIKE SHARE.)) But first let's get to our top story .. Is there truth in the numbers? The results of a five year study are released.

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At issue .. racial bias when it comes to traffic stops. Anson Tebbetts reports from South Royalton.

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Stop after stop...More than 2-hundred thousand examined... 5 years worth of data now out in the open--and now open for debate. Do the numbers show racial bias when it comes to law enforcement? (tile 6042 8:39) ((Jack McDevitt/Northeastern University "a disparity does not equal discrimination")) two national experts on racial profiling delivered the data. When it came to citations troopers stopped more than 2-hundred and 65 thousand white drivers--37% were given citations. When 13,000 non-white drivers were stopped 44 percent were issued citations. GFX 1 EXAMINING POSSIBLE BIAS TRAFFIC STOPS - CITATIONS 2010-2015 White Stops 265,899 37% issued citation Non-white Stops 13,061 44% issued citations Source: Institute on Race and Justice, Northeastern University It was a consistent theme from the authors ...there were warnings but nothing alarming. (6056 19:59:22) ((Jack McDevitt/Northeastern University "this doesn't mean that there is profiling discrimination it means that there is something to be looked at and that is what we are trying to point out here.")) Not all were buying the research. Critics said it took 5 years to get to this day..and the authors behind the report were chosen by the state police. (Tile 6070 47:21:18) (("Mark Hughes/Justice for All "I admire your support for law enforcement and how you couch these things but from a community perspective from where I stand you look like you are on their side to me. This to me does not look legitimate to me".)) Critics were concerned there would be no follow up and foot dragging--something the colonel of the Vermont State Police disputed. (tile 6025 11:35) ((Anson Tebbetts/3 news "Now that the Vt State Police and the public have all this information what's next? That will be up to the Vermont State Police what they do with it and if they change what they are doing on the road. Anson Tebbetts channel 3 news South Royalton.))

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New details tied to allegations of hundreds of millions of dollars in fraud in the Northeast Kingdom. A second class action lawsuit is filed against a pair of developers and their financial managers. Three foreign investors who each ponied up a half million dollars for projects at Jay Peak are seeking punitive damages against Ariel Quiros and Bill Stenger -- and also Raymond James Financial and People's United Bank. The complaint echoes claims made by the Securities and Exchange Commission that the developers misused and diverted investors funds in a Ponzi-like scheme.

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But there is some good news .. The new hotel at Burke Mountain is scheduled to open September first. It was built through the EB-5 foreign-investor program. But the opening -- originally scheduled for last December -- never happened. By that time, federal investigators were looking into allegations of fraud -- and contractors were not being paid. Now the government-appointed receiver is working to resolve those financial issues.

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Burlington College is slated to close Friday. The school is saddled with debt and plans to expand the college on North Avenue did not work out. Under former president Jane Sanders' leadership .. the college bought more than 30 acres of waterfront property as part of that effort. We asked the current president .. Carol Moore if she thought Sanders was to blame for the College's collapse.

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((05:27 I don't want to be a Monday morning quarterback here. The college was in a building that reached its capacity, they were looking for someplace else, whether this was the right place or not, history will tell the tale.)) Moore says everyone can look at the same information .. And make a different decision on how to more forward.. School officials say the remaining land and buildings will be purchased by developer Eric Farrell.

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A free bike share program is back for the summer in Morrisville. The bikes can be borrowed for up to three days -- and taken on the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail. Most of the bikes are donated -- or come from a dump in Stowe. They're then fixed up by a group of volunteers -- who get them ready for the road. It was launched last summer -- and offers anyone who visits the town to pick up a bike at various locations.

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((TILE 2865 2:11:17--2:19:07 Todd Thomas: "We have bikes at the elementary school, bikes at the restaurants, the goal is to get bikes all over town so if you wanted to take a ride somewhere on a bike, you can get one and find one.")) The program has continued to grow over the past year. And it's open to anyone. We're going to have more on how you can participate -- later in the broadcast.

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New Yorkers might soon be able to enjoy a morning mimosa at restaurants .. Under proposed changes in the state's alcohol laws. Governor Andrew Cuomo says many of the state's regulations are outdated and prevent the growth of some businesses. The current law prohibits businesses from selling drinks before noon.. But the governor's proposed changes would allow alcohol to be sold on Sunday mornings.

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For the past several weeks, Eva's traveled to every corner of Vermont...to talk to the candidates for governor... An added plus... She gets to sample a ton of pancakes! Eva, how are the pancakes at the Townshend Dam Diner? They are delicious! So Peter, tell me about your Vermont roots. Your family has been here for generations.

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You have a lot of global experience... does that inform how you feel about refugees moving to Vermont? What do you think about the push to bring refugees to Rutland and the way it was handled ((not informing a board of alderman)) What about EB5 projects in the wake of the fraud allegations in the NEK? Should the state still support that program? What would you do as governor to bring economic opportunities to Newport and the NEK?

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We are going to continue to get to know Peter and where he stands on the issues as the hour continues. Gina? Thanks Eva.

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((2SHOT)) ((GREEN WALL)) Current: Clear, mild start to the day. Local temps: Mainly in 50s, a few upper 40s. NE satellite: Weak coastal system that affected our eastern & southern areas yesterday has moved east and weakened. NE radar/temps: Radar clear, lots of 50s throughout the northeast. U.S. Radar/satellite: Weak cold front to our NW will move our way, possibly bringing some showers, t-storms late in the day to our northern areas. Strong t-storms in the midwest will stay back there. Forecast clouds/precip: Most of today okay - warm with lots of sunshine, but chance for showers, t-storms late, north. Thursday will be a very nice, summerlike day with even warmer temps.

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Today: Partly cloudy Chance for showers, t-storms late aftn. & eve., mainly north Highs: 75 to 82 Wind: S to NW 5 to 15 mph Tonight: Partly cloudy Lows: 48 to 55 Wind: Light Thursday: Partly cloudy Highs: 77 to 84 Wind: NNW 5 to 10 mph Extended: Friday: Partly sunny Chance for scattered showers, t-storms Turning more humid Lows: 52 to 62 Highs: 77 to 87 Saturday: Partly sunny Chance for scattered showers, t-storms Lows: 58 to 65 Highs: 80s Sunday: Partly sunny Chance for scattered showers, t-storms Lows: 60s Highs: 75 to 85 Hyper-Extended: Monday: Memorial Day! Partly sunny Chance for showers, t-storms Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 72 to 82 Tuesday: Partly sunny Lows: 52 to 62 Highs: 72 to 82

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Authorities are still looking for clues as to what caused Egypt-air flight 804 to crash... So far - investigators found human remains at the site. They're now testing those remains to identify the victims. But as the search continues .. There are conflicting reports about whether there was an explosion on board. Some reported the small size of the body parts recovered .. Points to an explosion .. But airline officials tell CNN that's just speculation.

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Federal prosecutors will seek the death penalty for Dylann Roof... The 22-year-old is accused of killing nine people at a Church in Charleston, South Carolina last summer. Roof is charged with 33 federal offenses -- including hate crimes. He reportedly confessed to police and the FBI .. Saying he wanted to spark a race war. Roof has pleaded not guilty.

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Copley Hospital in Morrisville will soon have a new look ... Construction is underway on a $12.5 million Surgical Center. Officials say it's more about consolidation then expansion. They say the new 20 thousand square foot space will improve a patient's experience from when they register -- to their post operative care. Construction is expected to be completed by NEXT fall.

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Tens of millions dollars in new construction is underway at Northwestern Medical Center. The St. Alban's hospital launched its 32-million dollar facilities project with a groundbreaking this afternoon. Private patient rooms, a renovated main entrance, a new medical office building and clinic space are all in the works. The construction is expected to be complete by early 2018.

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Take a look at this -- Four cars and a tree collapse into a sinkhole in Eastern China. The hole was more than 16-feet long and nearly nine feet deep. There were no injuries.

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What's the saying -- the grass is always greener on the other side? That's why it was moooving day for a herd of cattle in New Hampshire. A group of cattle spends a few weeks at a time in three different pastures in New Hampshire. To pull off the rotational grazing it means crossing a busy road -- that's when Durham police step in to stop traffic.

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NE satellite: Weak coastal system that affected our eastern & southern areas yesterday has moved east and weakened. NE radar/temps: Radar clear, lots of 50s throughout the northeast. Today: Warm, clear start to the day. Most of today nice with warm temps, but showers, t-storms possible late aftn. & eve., mainly north.

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A free way to ride around this summer -- we'll learn about the Morrisville Bike Share Program. Plus it's Wednesday which means we're talking politics policy and pancakes -- today we get to know Peter Galbraith. And Bernie Sanders wants a Kentucky primary re-canvass.

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Today: Warm, clear start to the day. Most of today nice with warm temps, but showers, t-storms possible late aftn. & eve., mainly north.

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If you've ever wanted to bike the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail, you can now find your ride -- for free. It's thanks to an effort to get people out on bikes -- for those who haven't ridden in years -- or ever! And it has been a highlight -- opening up new opportunities to get around in a small vermont town.

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John Duffy spends hours at his Morristown home repairing old bikes. ((TILE 2881 22:07:01--22:09:9 DUFFY: "It takes a lot of time.")) He checks the chains, pedals, and brakes..and then -- they're set to go back on the road. But they aren't for sale. They're being added to the fleet in Morrisville's Free Bike Share Program. ((TODD THOMAS/TILE 2865: "We have bikes at the elementary school, bikes at the restaurants, the goal is to get bikes all over town so if you wanted to take a ride somewhere on a bike, you can get one and find one.")) The program works like this -- people sign a waiver at the town offices, they get a combo for bike racks all over town and pick up a bike -- which they can "borrow" for up to three days. Duffy got the idea after seeing a similar program in Oregon. ((TILE 2881 17:43:27--17:48:03 DUFFY: "Just a great community thing to do.")) Most of the bikes come from a dump in Stowe -- or are donated. Some of them don't get returned after share program users take them -- but Duffy says, that's okay. ((TILE 2881 18:13:16--18:15:24 "I figure if somebody takes a bike, they needed it.")) A need that he says is greater than the loss. Getting people away from digital screens -- and out for a free ride. Local bike shop owners say it's even led to new business. ((TILE 2880 15:27:11--15:34:29 Henry Glowiak/Owner, Chuck's Bikes: "It's a good thing. It's healthier. They may now exercise, and venture to places they never knew existed in the local community.")) Encouraging all to grab a helmet -- and head out for a ride.

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The program recently decided that they have so many kid's bikes -- they're giving them away to needy families who want them -- free. And you don't have to be a resident to participate! Right .. and, if you want to help -- Duffy says he's happy to pickup bikes or parts that people want to donate.

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The house teetering on the edge of the Winooski River will have to be torn down. That's according to Burlington's city engineer. He hopes to tear the home on Plattsburgh Ave down soon .. because the embankment continues to give way. He says the property owners -- who live out of state -- are aware of the situation.

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A comcast employee is accused of stealing medications from a customer. Vermont state police say 38 year old Ryan Greenslet installed cable to an elderly woman's home in Shaftsbury .. She told police after his visits .. She was missing medication. Police say Greenslet returned to her home a few times to take more meds. He was issued a citation and will be in court next month.

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Protestors got violent outside Donald Trump Rally in New Mexico. Hundreds of people were chanting anti trump slogans and throwing bottles and rocks. You can also see plumes of smoke which police say is not tear gas. At least one person was arrested.

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Hillary Clinton is on the attack. She's focusing on Donald Trump's record when it comes to profiting off the housing crisis that hurt millions of americans. Trump fired back saying he has made a lot of money in down markets -- which is what our country needs -- a good result from a bad situation.

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Speaking of Hillary Clinton -- Bernie Sanders wants a re-canvass of the Kentucky primary vote. Hillary Clinton pulled off the win earlier this month beating Sanders by less than two-thousand votes. Clinton won 28-delegates from Kentucky compared to Sanders' 27. A recanvass is a review of the voting results -- not a recount.

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All morning long we've been chatting with gubernatorial candidate Peter Galbraith. Let's send it back to Eva now in Townshend. Eva? Good morning Gina! Peter, what's the one thing many Vermonters may not know about you?

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What role does your family plan in this run? What got you to the UN? Did you always have this international curiosity? You've said that this is a good time for progressives because of Bernie but at a recent forum, you arguably dismissed his candidacy. Why?

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Peter, thanks so much for joining us! Gina? Thanks Eva.

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((2SHOT)) ((GREEN WALL)) Current: Clear, mild start to the day. Local temps: Mainly in 50s, a few upper 40s. NE satellite: Weak coastal system that affected our eastern & southern areas yesterday has moved east and weakened. NE radar/temps: Radar clear, lots of 50s throughout the northeast. U.S. Radar/satellite: Weak cold front to our NW will move our way, possibly bringing some showers, t-storms late in the day to our northern areas. Strong t-storms in the midwest will stay back there. Forecast clouds/precip: Most of today okay - warm with lots of sunshine, but chance for showers, t-storms late, north. Thursday will be a very nice, summerlike day with even warmer temps.

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Today: Partly cloudy Chance for showers, t-storms late aftn. & eve., mainly north Highs: 75 to 82 Wind: S to NW 5 to 15 mph Tonight: Partly cloudy Lows: 48 to 55 Wind: Light Thursday: Partly cloudy Highs: 77 to 84 Wind: NNW 5 to 10 mph Extended: Friday: Partly sunny Chance for scattered showers, t-storms Turning more humid Lows: 52 to 62 Highs: 77 to 87 Saturday: Partly sunny Chance for scattered showers, t-storms Lows: 58 to 65 Highs: 80s Sunday: Partly sunny Chance for scattered showers, t-storms Lows: 60s Highs: 75 to 85 Hyper-Extended: Monday: Memorial Day! Partly sunny Chance for showers, t-storms Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 72 to 82 Tuesday: Partly sunny Lows: 52 to 62 Highs: 72 to 82

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Today is national iced coffee day! Jamie Falkenbush is with us this morning -- he owns a local Dunkin' Donuts franchisee ((how do you take your iced coffee??)) ((what happens today when someone buys an iced coffee?)) ((which Dunkin's?)) ((How much did you raise last year?)) ((why did you pick the Vermont Children's hospital and Children's Hospital at Dartmouth?))

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Almanac: Warm & dry in Burlington yesterday, although there were lots of shower east & south. What to expect: Nice days today & Thursday, but there could be a few showers, t-storms in our far northern areas by late afternoon & evening today. Then warmer, more humid air coming in for the holiday weekend, along with unsettled weather pattern that could scatter a few showers, t-storms each day, starting Friday into Monday, Memorial Day.

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New data -- regarding racial bias in Vermont law enforcement. Two national experts delivered the data to state police. When it came to citations -- troopers stopped more than 2-hundred and 65 thousand white drivers--37% were given citations. But the report found when 13,000 non-white drivers were stopped -- 44 percent were issued citations. Authors insisted there were warnings -- but nothing alarming.

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New developments in the alleged fraud of hundreds of millions of dollars in the Northeast Kingdom. A second class action lawsuit has been filed against developers and their financial managers. Three foreign investors who each gave a half million dollars for projects at Jay Peak are seeking punitive damages against Ariel Quiros and Bill Stenger -- and also Raymond James Financial and People's United Bank. The complaint repeats claims made by the Securities and Exchange Commission that the developers misused and diverted investors funds in a Ponzi-like scheme.

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Meanwhile -- the new hotel at Burke Mountain is now set to open September first. It was built through the EB-5 foreign-investor program. It was originally supposed to open last December -- but it never happened. By that time, federal investigators were looking into allegations of fraud -- and contractors were not being paid. Now a government-appointed receiver is working to resolve those financial issues.

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A house along the Winooski River has to be torn down -- after a landslide threatens its structural stability. Burlington's city engineer now says it must come down -- and soon, as the embankment continues to give way. He says the Plattsburgh Ave property owners -- who live out of state -- are aware of the situation.

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A Comcast employee is accused of stealing medications from a customer. Vermont State Police say 38-year-old Ryan Greenslet installed cable at an elderly woman's home in Shaftsbury -- but then allegedly took her meds. He then allegedly came again to take more meds. He was issued a citation and will be in court next month.

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If you like to enjoy a morning mimosa when you're out for breakfast.. You may soon be able to do so under proposed changes in New York's alcohol laws. Governor Andrew Cuomo says many of the state's regulations are outdated -- and prevents business growth. Right now -- laws prohibit businesses from selling drinks before noon. The governor's proposed changes would allow alcohol to be sold on Sunday mornings.

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The warm weather makes for a perfect time for a bike ride -- and now, in Morrisville you can borrow one for free. It's part of their free ride share program that was launched just last year -- and now, it's back. The bikes can be borrowed for up to 72 hours -- and taken on the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail. Most of the bikes are donated -- or come from a dump in Stowe. They're then fixed up by a group of volunteers -- who get them ready for the road. It was launched last summer -- and allows anyone who visits the town to pick up a bike at various locations.

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((TILE 2865 2:11:17--2:19:07 Todd Thomas: "We have bikes at the elementary school, bikes at the restaurants, the goal is to get bikes all over town so if you wanted to take a ride somewhere on a bike, you can get one and find one.")) The program has continued to grow over the past year. And it's open to anyone.

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

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Most of today okay - warm with lots of sunshine, but chance for showers, t-storms late, north. Thursday will be a very nice, summerlike day with even warmer temps. Turns warmer, more humid starting Friday through holiday weekend with scattered showers, possible t-storms. Starts to settle down by Tuesday.

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Most of today okay - warm with lots of sunshine, but chance for showers, t-storms late, north. Thursday will be a very nice, summerlike day with even warmer temps.

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New data -- regarding racial bias in Vermont law enforcement. Two national experts delivered the data to state police. When it came to citations -- troopers stopped more than 2-hundred and 65 thousand white drivers--37% were given citations. But the report found when 13,000 non-white drivers were stopped -- 44 percent were issued citations. Authors insisted there were warnings -- but nothing alarming.

2} CABLETHEFTAM_WHITE


A comcast employee is accused of stealing medications from a customer. Vermont state police say 38 year old Ryan Greenslet installed cable to an elderly woman's home in Shaftsbury .. She told police after his visits .. She was missing medication. Police say Greenslet returned to her home a few times to take more meds. He was issued a citation and will be in court next month.

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A house along the Winooski River has to be torn down -- after a landslide threatens its structural stability. Burlington's city engineer now says the house on plattsburgh ave must come down -- and soon, as the embankment continues to give way.

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A free bike share program is back for the summer in Morrisville. The bikes can be borrowed for up to three days -- and taken on the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail. Most of the bikes are donated -- or come from a dump in Stowe. They're then fixed up by a group of volunteers -- who get them ready for the road. It was launched last summer -- and offers anyone who visits the town to pick up a bike at various locations.

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((TILE 2865 2:11:17--2:19:07 Todd Thomas: "We have bikes at the elementary school, bikes at the restaurants, the goal is to get bikes all over town so if you wanted to take a ride somewhere on a bike, you can get one and find one.")) The program has continued to grow over the past year. And it's open to anyone.

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Most of today okay - warm with lots of sunshine, but chance for showers, t-storms late, north. Thursday will be a very nice, summerlike day with even warmer temps. Turns warmer, more humid starting Friday through holiday weekend with scattered showers, possible t-storms. Starts to settle down by Tuesday.

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Today: Warm, clear start to the day. Most of today nice with warm temps, but showers, t-storms possible late aftn. & eve., mainly north.

2} HELLO_SOFT


((THANK GARY)) ((TYLER TALKS ABOUT BIKE SHARE.)) But first let's get to our top story .. Is there truth in the numbers? The results of a five year study are released.

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At issue .. racial bias when it comes to traffic stops. Anson Tebbetts reports from South Royalton.

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Stop after stop...More than 2-hundred thousand examined... 5 years worth of data now out in the open--and now open for debate. Do the numbers show racial bias when it comes to law enforcement? (tile 6042 8:39) ((Jack McDevitt/Northeastern University "a disparity does not equal discrimination")) two national experts on racial profiling delivered the data. When it came to citations troopers stopped more than 2-hundred and 65 thousand white drivers--37% were given citations. When 13,000 non-white drivers were stopped 44 percent were issued citations. GFX 1 EXAMINING POSSIBLE BIAS TRAFFIC STOPS - CITATIONS 2010-2015 White Stops 265,899 37% issued citation Non-white Stops 13,061 44% issued citations Source: Institute on Race and Justice, Northeastern University It was a consistent theme from the authors ...there were warnings but nothing alarming. (6056 19:59:22) ((Jack McDevitt/Northeastern University "this doesn't mean that there is profiling discrimination it means that there is something to be looked at and that is what we are trying to point out here.")) Not all were buying the research. Critics said it took 5 years to get to this day..and the authors behind the report were chosen by the state police. (Tile 6070 47:21:18) (("Mark Hughes/Justice for All "I admire your support for law enforcement and how you couch these things but from a community perspective from where I stand you look like you are on their side to me. This to me does not look legitimate to me".)) Critics were concerned there would be no follow up and foot dragging--something the colonel of the Vermont State Police disputed. (tile 6025 11:35) ((Anson Tebbetts/3 news "Now that the Vt State Police and the public have all this information what's next? That will be up to the Vermont State Police what they do with it and if they change what they are doing on the road. Anson Tebbetts channel 3 news South Royalton.))

5} LAWSUIT11_OC__VO


New details tied to allegations of hundreds of millions of dollars in fraud in the Northeast Kingdom. A second class action lawsuit is filed against a pair of developers and their financial managers. Three foreign investors who each ponied up a half million dollars for projects at Jay Peak are seeking punitive damages against Ariel Quiros and Bill Stenger -- and also Raymond James Financial and People's United Bank. The complaint echoes claims made by the Securities and Exchange Commission that the developers misused and diverted investors funds in a Ponzi-like scheme.

6} BURKE5_WVO


But there is some good news .. The new hotel at Burke Mountain is scheduled to open September first. It was built through the EB-5 foreign-investor program. But the opening -- originally scheduled for last December -- never happened. By that time, federal investigators were looking into allegations of fraud -- and contractors were not being paid. Now the government-appointed receiver is working to resolve those financial issues.

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Burlington College is slated to close Friday. The school is saddled with debt and plans to expand the college on North Avenue did not work out. Under former president Jane Sanders' leadership .. the college bought more than 30 acres of waterfront property as part of that effort. We asked the current president .. Carol Moore if she thought Sanders was to blame for the College's collapse.

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((05:27 I don't want to be a Monday morning quarterback here. The college was in a building that reached its capacity, they were looking for someplace else, whether this was the right place or not, history will tell the tale.)) Moore says everyone can look at the same information .. And make a different decision on how to more forward.. School officials say the remaining land and buildings will be purchased by developer Eric Farrell.

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A free bike share program is back for the summer in Morrisville. The bikes can be borrowed for up to three days -- and taken on the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail. Most of the bikes are donated -- or come from a dump in Stowe. They're then fixed up by a group of volunteers -- who get them ready for the road. It was launched last summer -- and offers anyone who visits the town to pick up a bike at various locations.

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((TILE 2865 2:11:17--2:19:07 Todd Thomas: "We have bikes at the elementary school, bikes at the restaurants, the goal is to get bikes all over town so if you wanted to take a ride somewhere on a bike, you can get one and find one.")) The program has continued to grow over the past year. And it's open to anyone. We're going to have more on how you can participate -- later in the broadcast.

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New Yorkers might soon be able to enjoy a morning mimosa at restaurants .. Under proposed changes in the state's alcohol laws. Governor Andrew Cuomo says many of the state's regulations are outdated and prevent the growth of some businesses. The current law prohibits businesses from selling drinks before noon.. But the governor's proposed changes would allow alcohol to be sold on Sunday mornings.

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((Meagan Mccomb/Blue Collar Bistro 4368 10:47:50 "It's definitely super busy on Sundays, it's one of our biggest days. A lot of people come in, some celebrated things the night before, and are definitely ready for either a mimosa or a bloody mary when they come in in the morning, and they don't have the opportunity to have them." 10:48:06)) Other changes would reduce fees for craft beverage sales people and small wholesales.

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Our Politics, Policy and Pancakes series takes us to Southern Vermont this morning. That's where we find Eva McKend! Good morning. Good morning Gina! Peter, it's great to be in your neck of the woods at the Townshend Dam Diner.

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Peter, how long have you lived in this community? What sets you apart from the other candidates running for governor, mainly your opponents in the primary, Sue Minter and Matt Dunne? Talk to me about your background as an ambassador to Croatia? Will Vermonters view that as an asset or think you've spent too much time in Washington? You were described as a lightning rod in the Vermont Senate, did you get along with your colleagues? (notes: in a rare move, a Democratic Senator held the floor during a meeting of Senate Republicans health care.)) How do you plan to work with others if elected? How would you describe your governing style?

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So much more to talk about in our next hour...for now, we're going to get eating. Think I drew the long straw this morning.... Gina? Thanks Eva.

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((2SHOT)) ((GREEN WALL)) Current: Clear, mild start to the day. Local temps: Mainly in 50s, a few upper 40s. NE satellite: Weak coastal system that affected our eastern & southern areas yesterday has moved east and weakened. NE radar/temps: Radar clear, lots of 50s throughout the northeast. U.S. Radar/satellite: Weak cold front to our NW will move our way, possibly bringing some showers, t-storms late in the day to our northern areas. Strong t-storms in the midwest will stay back there. Forecast clouds/precip: Most of today okay - warm with lots of sunshine, but chance for showers, t-storms late, north. Thursday will be a very nice, summerlike day with even warmer temps.

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Today: Partly cloudy Chance for showers, t-storms late aftn. & eve., mainly north Highs: 75 to 82 Wind: S to NW 5 to 15 mph Tonight: Partly cloudy Lows: 48 to 55 Wind: Light Thursday: Partly cloudy Highs: 77 to 84 Wind: NNW 5 to 10 mph Extended: Friday: Partly sunny Chance for scattered showers, t-storms Turning more humid Lows: 52 to 62 Highs: 77 to 87 Saturday: Partly sunny Chance for scattered showers, t-storms Lows: 58 to 65 Highs: 80s Sunday: Partly sunny Chance for scattered showers, t-storms Lows: 60s Highs: 75 to 85 Hyper-Extended: Monday: Memorial Day! Partly sunny Chance for showers, t-storms Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 72 to 82 Tuesday: Partly sunny Lows: 52 to 62 Highs: 72 to 82

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Authorities are still looking for clues as to what caused Egypt-air flight 804 to crash... So far - investigators found human remains at the site. They're now testing those remains to identify the victims. But as the search continues .. There are conflicting reports about whether there was an explosion on board. Some reported the small size of the body parts recovered .. Points to an explosion .. But airline officials tell CNN that's just speculation.

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Federal prosecutors will seek the death penalty for Dylann Roof... The 22-year-old is accused of killing nine people at a Church in Charleston, South Carolina last summer. Roof is charged with 33 federal offenses -- including hate crimes. He reportedly confessed to police and the FBI .. Saying he wanted to spark a race war. Roof has pleaded not guilty.

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Bill Cosby will go to trial for alleged sexual assault. The 78-year-old entertainer is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting a former Temple University employee at his home in 2004. Dozens of women accused the entertainer of sexual assault but this is the only criminal case against him -- because the statutes of limitations had not run out. If convicted, he faces up to 10 years in prison.

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Copley Hospital in Morrisville will soon have a new look ... Construction is underway on a $12.5 million Surgical Center. Officials say the idea behind the 20-thousand square foot addition is more about consolidation then expansion. They say -- like the old one -- it will include three operating rooms, but that the new space will improve a patient's experience from when they register -- to their post operative care.

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((Art Mathisen/Copley Hospital CEO "Some of the major surgeries do have to go to the bigger hospitals but we've got a great staff, great surgeons, great nurses across the board that can handle a lot of the bigger surgeries that are needed by our patients.)) In addition to current procedures -- the hospital will also bring on a trauma surgeon. Construction is expected to be completed by the fall of next year.

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Tens of millions dollars in new construction is underway at Northwestern Medical Center. The St. Alban's hospital launched its 32-million dollar facilities project with a groundbreaking this afternoon. Private patient rooms, a renovated main entrance, a new medical office building and clinic space are all in the works. The construction is expected to be complete by early 2018.

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Take a look at this -- Four cars and a tree collapse into a sinkhole in Eastern China. The hole was more than 16-feet long and nearly nine feet deep. There were no injuries.

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What's the saying -- the grass is always greener on the other side? That's why it was moooving day for a herd of cattle in New Hampshire. A group of cattle spends a few weeks at a time in three different pastures in New Hampshire. To pull off the rotational grazing it means crossing a busy road -- that's when Durham police step in to stop traffic.

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NE satellite: Weak coastal system that affected our eastern & southern areas yesterday has moved east and weakened. NE radar/temps: Radar clear, lots of 50s throughout the northeast. Today: Warm, clear start to the day. Most of today nice with warm temps, but showers, t-storms possible late aftn. & eve., mainly north.

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A free way to ride around this summer -- we'll learn about the Morrisville Bike Share Program. Plus it's Wednesday which means we're talking politics policy and pancakes -- today we get to know Peter Galbraith. And Bernie Sanders wants a Kentucky primary re-canvass.

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Today: Warm, clear start to the day. Most of today nice with warm temps, but showers, t-storms possible late aftn. & eve., mainly north.

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If you've ever wanted to bike the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail, you can now find your ride -- for free. It's thanks to an effort to get people out on bikes -- for those who haven't ridden in years -- or ever! And it has been a highlight -- opening up new opportunities to get around in a small vermont town.

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John Duffy spends hours at his Morristown home repairing old bikes. ((TILE 2881 22:07:01--22:09:9 DUFFY: "It takes a lot of time.")) He checks the chains, pedals, and brakes..and then -- they're set to go back on the road. But they aren't for sale. They're being added to the fleet in Morrisville's Free Bike Share Program. ((TODD THOMAS/TILE 2865: "We have bikes at the elementary school, bikes at the restaurants, the goal is to get bikes all over town so if you wanted to take a ride somewhere on a bike, you can get one and find one.")) The program works like this -- people sign a waiver at the town offices, they get a combo for bike racks all over town and pick up a bike -- which they can "borrow" for up to three days. Duffy got the idea after seeing a similar program in Oregon. ((TILE 2881 17:43:27--17:48:03 DUFFY: "Just a great community thing to do.")) Most of the bikes come from a dump in Stowe -- or are donated. Some of them don't get returned after share program users take them -- but Duffy says, that's okay. ((TILE 2881 18:13:16--18:15:24 "I figure if somebody takes a bike, they needed it.")) A need that he says is greater than the loss. Getting people away from digital screens -- and out for a free ride. Local bike shop owners say it's even led to new business. ((TILE 2880 15:27:11--15:34:29 Henry Glowiak/Owner, Chuck's Bikes: "It's a good thing. It's healthier. They may now exercise, and venture to places they never knew existed in the local community.")) Encouraging all to grab a helmet -- and head out for a ride.

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The program recently decided that they have so many kid's bikes -- they're giving them away to needy families who want them -- free. And you don't have to be a resident to participate! Right .. and, if you want to help -- Duffy says he's happy to pickup bikes or parts that people want to donate.

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The house teetering on the edge of the Winooski River will have to be torn down. That's according to Burlington's city engineer. He hopes to tear the home on Plattsburgh Ave down soon .. because the embankment continues to give way. He says the property owners -- who live out of state -- are aware of the situation.

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A comcast employee is accused of stealing medications from a customer. Vermont state police say 38 year old Ryan Greenslet installed cable to an elderly woman's home in Shaftsbury .. She told police after his visits .. She was missing medication. Police say Greenslet returned to her home a few times to take more meds. He was issued a citation and will be in court next month.

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Protestors got violent outside Donald Trump Rally in New Mexico. Hundreds of people were chanting anti trump slogans and throwing bottles and rocks. You can also see plumes of smoke which police say is not tear gas. At least one person was arrested.

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Hillary Clinton is on the attack. She's focusing on Donald Trump's record when it comes to profiting off the housing crisis that hurt millions of americans. Trump fired back saying he has made a lot of money in down markets -- which is what our country needs -- a good result from a bad situation.

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Speaking of Hillary Clinton -- Bernie Sanders wants a re-canvass of the Kentucky primary vote. Hillary Clinton pulled off the win earlier this month beating Sanders by less than two-thousand votes. Clinton won 28-delegates from Kentucky compared to Sanders' 27. A recanvass is a review of the voting results -- not a recount.

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The youngest Vermont GOP delegate may also be the youngest nationwide. Jace Laquerre is just a junior at Colchester High School but he's heading to Cleveland this summer for the Republican National Convention. Laquerre had supported John Kasich. And he has a lot of plans as to what he would like to see change in the GOP.

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((Jace Laquerre/Vt. GOP Delegate:06:08 i would like to see a more liberty oriented platform in the republican party... less hawkish...so not getting involved in forign conflicts as much as we do now... "what else"..i would say ending domestic spying..the nsa collecting phone records of americans, thats a big thing for young people because were all about our phones"06:24)) You can see more of the interview with Laquerre - on our website - wcax.com.

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Politics, Policy and Pancakes brings us .. the Townshend Dam Diner this morning. That's where we find our Eva McKend. Good morning Eva! Good morning Gina. Peter was just telling me he likes his pancakes... What kinds of things did eat for breakfast in Croatia where you served as ambassador?

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Peter, where did you stand on legalizing marijuana? What about health care? You call for fixing Vermont Health Connect. What can be done and at what cost? ((notes: revive single payer, universal primary care, single payer for those 26 and younger)) What from your legislative record are you most proud of? Is there anything you supported or opposed that in hindsight you believe was a mistake? What's the best way to fix Vermont's economy? What is your plan to keep and attract young adults? Where do you stand on corporate contributions and out of state money?

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So much more to chat about...Peter is with us all morning long. Gina? Thanks Eva.

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((2SHOT)) ((GREEN WALL)) Current: Clear, mild start to the day. Local temps: Mainly in 50s, a few upper 40s. NE satellite: Weak coastal system that affected our eastern & southern areas yesterday has moved east and weakened. NE radar/temps: Radar clear, lots of 50s throughout the northeast. U.S. Radar/satellite: Weak cold front to our NW will move our way, possibly bringing some showers, t-storms late in the day to our northern areas. Strong t-storms in the midwest will stay back there. Forecast clouds/precip: Most of today okay - warm with lots of sunshine, but chance for showers, t-storms late, north. Thursday will be a very nice, summerlike day with even warmer temps.

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Today: Partly cloudy Chance for showers, t-storms late aftn. & eve., mainly north Highs: 75 to 82 Wind: S to NW 5 to 15 mph Tonight: Partly cloudy Lows: 48 to 55 Wind: Light Thursday: Partly cloudy Highs: 77 to 84 Wind: NNW 5 to 10 mph Extended: Friday: Partly sunny Chance for scattered showers, t-storms Turning more humid Lows: 52 to 62 Highs: 77 to 87 Saturday: Partly sunny Chance for scattered showers, t-storms Lows: 58 to 65 Highs: 80s Sunday: Partly sunny Chance for scattered showers, t-storms Lows: 60s Highs: 75 to 85 Hyper-Extended: Monday: Memorial Day! Partly sunny Chance for showers, t-storms Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 72 to 82 Tuesday: Partly sunny Lows: 52 to 62 Highs: 72 to 82

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People in Burlington who are not OK with the plans for the new downtown mall .. Continue to voice their concerns. Concerned citizens packed last night's planning commission meeting. They worry about the height of the proposed project, the proposed student housing, as well as the impact to the environment and vitality of Burlington. Right now -- the plan is to expand retail and office space, build apartments, add a parking garage, and reconnect St. Paul and Pine streets.

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(TC 56:32:10 Title 8177)((Meg Wallace/Burlington resident: "in building this 14 story mall, we stand to lose the face of the character of burlington, exactly the character that planning and zoning has worked so hard over the years to presever and nuture." 56:46:06)) Some did speak in favor of the plans for the mall last night .. Officials say there will be more chances for public input next month as details for the project are worked out.

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Burlington city officials are proposing a slight decrease in property taxes for next year. It would be a 1/2 cent decrease of the municipal portion of the tax. So the average homeowner -- with a property worth more than two hundred thousand dollars -- would see a 12 dollar decrease. The decrease does NOT impact school taxes.

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A Vermont city divided continues to debate refugee resettlement. Many who are against Rutland accepting Syrian refugees gathered to listen to James Simpson. The investigative journalist and former economist, spoke in front of the large crowd discussing what recent resettlement program studies have shown. Simpson touched on terrorism statistics and the issues that have come along with government growth - he calls the current resettlement program in Rutland a 'bad idea.'

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((James Simpson//Researcher, Economist: "We are being told by the defense intelligence agency chief, that an attack on the US mainland from ISIS is very likely in 2016. We are told by the director of the FBI that Syrian refugees cannot be vetted.")) Rutland Mayor Chris Louras supports the resettlement - he says it will bring vibrancy and diversity to the city, while reversing Rutland's declining population. The issue is on the agenda for the Board of Aldermen tonight.

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((( good morning, the Red Sox won their third straight game last night, beating Colorado 8-3. Jackie Bradley Junior extending his hitting streak to 28 games. The Yankees were 6-0 winners over Toronto at the Stadium. --- High School baseball, the top 2 teams in division 2 meeting in East Montpelier, 11-3 U-32 taking on 11-2 Lamoille. Bottom of the fourth, The Raiders, Hayden Roberge with the single to left. A run scores and we are tied at 1. U-32 looking for more later in the inning, but Pitcher Nick Fitzgerald starts the 1-6-3 double play. What a scoop at first by Aidan Trombley. It's 1-1 after 4. It's 2-1 Raiders, top of the seventh, with a runner on, Trombley slaps one the other way into right. Nate Selby scores. From there we get a crash of thunder and a ton of rain. The game is suspended 2-2 in the top of the 7th. They'll resume the game tomorrow at 3:30. --- High School softball at Spaulding, the Tide hosting 13-0 Essex. A big reason for the Hornets success, Allison Rutz. Top of the first she sends one high and deep to center. It goes off the wall for an RBI double. 1-0 Essex. Still in the first, Victoria Bean goes to right. Sarah Dramstad comes home. Part of a 4 run inning. 4-0 Hornets. Rutz doing her job on the mound, striking out the side in the bottom of the first. Essex remains unbeaten coming away with the 13-1 win. --- That's it for now, Scott Fleishman, channel 3 sports, have a great day.)))

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Almanac: Warm & dry in Burlington yesterday.

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It didn't come without some good-natured controversy. But Governor Peter Shumlin signed legislation yesterday -- making it official! The idea had been circling the Statehouse for nearly two years -- after students from Wardsboro -- presented the idea to lawmakers.

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New data -- regarding racial bias in Vermont law enforcement. Two national experts delivered the data to state police. When it came to citations -- troopers stopped more than 2-hundred and 65 thousand white drivers--37% were given citations. But the report found when 13,000 non-white drivers were stopped -- 44 percent were issued citations. Authors insisted there were warnings -- but nothing alarming.

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A comcast employee is accused of stealing medications from a customer. Vermont state police say 38 year old Ryan Greenslet installed cable to an elderly woman's home in Shaftsbury .. She told police after his visits .. She was missing medication. Police say Greenslet returned to her home a few times to take more meds. He was issued a citation and will be in court next month.

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A house along the Winooski River has to be torn down -- after a landslide threatens its structural stability. Burlington's city engineer now says the house on plattsburgh ave must come down -- and soon, as the embankment continues to give way.

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A free bike share program is back for the summer in Morrisville. The bikes can be borrowed for up to three days -- and taken on the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail. Most of the bikes are donated -- or come from a dump in Stowe. They're then fixed up by a group of volunteers -- who get them ready for the road. It was launched last summer -- and offers anyone who visits the town to pick up a bike at various locations.

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((TILE 2865 2:11:17--2:19:07 Todd Thomas: "We have bikes at the elementary school, bikes at the restaurants, the goal is to get bikes all over town so if you wanted to take a ride somewhere on a bike, you can get one and find one.")) The program has continued to grow over the past year. And it's open to anyone.

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Most of today okay - warm with lots of sunshine, but chance for showers, t-storms late, north. Thursday will be a very nice, summerlike day with even warmer temps. Turns warmer, more humid starting Friday through holiday weekend with scattered showers, possible t-storms. Starts to settle down by Tuesday.


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