Wed 30-NOV-2016 Early A.M. News Script

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Today: Dense fog widespread this morning. More rain coming in during the afternoon & evening, moving south to north.

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((THANK GARY))

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Thousands of Vermonters were greeted this morning with freezing rain -- just as they were headed to work. The slick conditions led to numerous crashes -- and several road closures around the state. One of those areas was Route 4 in Bridgewater ... closed for several hours today for a fatal accident. A witness tells us a tractor trailer and a pickup collided on the icy roadway around 8:30 this morning. State police have not yet provided details about what happened or who was killed in the crash. It took nearly six hours to clean-up the crash scene.

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Developing news overnight -- police now have the man in custody after a stand off situation in Newport. Police say the man is accused of wielding a gun threatened three people at a hotel where he was living. They say Pleasant Street remains blocked off -- no one in the area allowed back in their homes yet. Guests at the Richards All Seasons Motel were evacuated around lunchtime yesterday -- after police say a man in his 40s pointed a gun at three people there. No one was hurt. Police have not released the name of the suspect... And they are unsure when people will be able to return to their homes...

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This Morning ... President-Elect Donald Trump continues to interview candidates for the job of Secretary of State. Roxana Saberi has the latest.

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Mitt Romney emerged from his second meeting with President-elect Donald Trump... singing the praises of his former rival. (SOT Romney) He did something I tried to do and was unsuccessful in accomplishing, he won the general election. And he continues with a message of inclusion and bringing people together. The former Massachusetts Governor, who had dinner with Mister Trump and Trump's Chief of Staff Reince Priebus in Manhattan Tuesday night...is said to be on the short list for Secretary of State... ...As is retired Tennessee lawmaker Bob Corker, former CIA Director David Petraeus, and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani. (SOT Vice-President Mike Pence) "I think what you're witnessing here is a leader in President-elect Donald Trump who wants to take in all the options. But I am absolutely confident that he is going to choose the right person." CBS News has learned the President-Elect is set to officially nominate Former Goldman Sacs Executive Steven Mnuchin as Treasury Secretary... and billionaire investor Wilbur Ross as Secretary of Commerce. Speaking on Fox News -- Vice President-Elect Mike Pence says the new administration's TOP priority is repealing and replacing Obamacare: (SOT Pence) It's time for us to allow Americans to purchase Health insurance across state lines//It's time to give people more consumer choices Mister Trump kicks off his victory tour tomorrow...in Ohio and Indiana. Roxana Saberi for CBS News.

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Yesterday the Trump team tapped Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's wife, Elaine Chao, to be Transportation Secretary.... And Tom Price to head up the Department of Health and Human Services.

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Another politician is throwing his hat in the ring for DNC Chair. New Hampshire Democratic Party Chairman Ray Buckley officially announced his candidacy to lead the national party in a Tuesday email. The 57-year-old Buckley has led the New Hampshire Democratic Party since 2007. Former Vermont Governor Howard Dean is also running. So is Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison -- who has the backing of Senator Bernie Sanders.

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A Vermont man was sentenced to at least six years in prison for selling heroin that led to a fatal overdose. Prosecutors say 27-year-old Daniel Fogg of West Townsend sold the drugs thaT 23-year-old Cody Kilburn O-D'd on at his home in Manchester Center last November. Fogg pleaded guilty to selling heroin with death resulting. Police say 25-year-old Francis Mayhle (may-lee) of Peru actually purchased the drugs from Fogg and provided them to Kilburn. Mayhle also pleaded guilty and was sentend to one year in jail.

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Still no arrests in the homicide of a New Hampshire toddler. First responders were called to this home in Berlin on Sunday afternoon. Two year-old Madison Dana was taken to the hospital with a head injury and was pronounced dead a few hours later. A friend of the family told WMUR-TV that the child's mother claims the girl fell off a bunk -- landing on her head. But assistant attorney general Ben Agati told reporters the injuries were from more than just a fall. Agati said the force was so strong it caused not only external injuries, but internal injuries as well.

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Investigators found a sex offender -- who was wanted by police. They didn't know where 40 year-old Benjamin Farley was -- after a compliance check this summer. He was just located in Burlington. He was convicted of lewd and lascivious conduct with a child under 13.

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Vermont's largest utility and its largest manufacturer are joining forces on a new solar project. At a press conference earlier yesterday, Green Mountain Power and GlobalFoundries announced their new solar facility is now generating electricity in Williston. Owned by Green Mountain and located on GlobalFoundries' land in that town, the facility is expected to generate energy for more than 11-hundred homes. Global officials say clean energy is important to their company.

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(6:17) ((Janette Bombardier/GlobalFound ries: For us, this was a good economic deal. It's a very, very small part of the power that we use here, that we'll be taking from there. It was much more important for us to come up with a partnership, a win/win where we could continue to grow solar in Vermont, continue to learn from it, continue to have clean energy and all win in the process.)) A national solar test center is located next to the new solar facility in Williston. It's one of five in the U.S collecting data on the effectiveness of operating in climates with harsh winters, significant precipitation, and dramatic weather changes. Officials plan to share data from the new facility - with those researchers.

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((2SHOT)) ((GREEN WALL)) Current: Cloudy & foggy Local temps: Mainly in mid/upper 30s and low 40s. Fog: Lots of dense fog out there this morning. NE radar/temps: Yesterday's rain & freezing rain has moved out. We are in a lull right now, but more rain to the south, moving our way. Temps warmer south & west with 40s and low 50s. U.S. Rad/sat: First part of frontal system came through yesterday with rain. Next part is in the southern plains with severe weather. Rain from that next part is moving our way. Forecast clouds/precip: Fog this morning. Then more rain coming in during the afternoon, moving south to north. Rain could be heavy at times this evening and overnight. Rain will taper off to scattered showers on Thursday.

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Today: AM fog More rain developing in afternoon, moving S to N Highs: 43 to 50 Wind: SSE 5 to 15 mph Tonight: Periods of rain, heavy at times Lows: 37 to 44 Wind: SE 10 to 15 mph Thursday: Scattered showers Highs: 42 to 48 Wind: S to W 10 to 15 mph Extended: Friday: Scattered rain/snow showers Lows: 30s Highs: 37 to 44 Saturday: Scattered rain/snow showers Lows: 28 to 35 Highs: 30s Sunday: Mostly cloudy Lows: 20s Highs: 30s Hyper-Extended: Monday: Mostly cloudy Lows: 18 to 28 Highs: 30s Tuesday: Partly sunny Lows: 15 to 25 Highs: 30s

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Vermont's former education secretary is switching gears to help folks in Cuba. Armando Villaseca is now running the Cuban American Friendship Society. The Burlington-based group makes regular trips to the island nation with groups of architects, educators, medical staff musicians and other professionals who can share their skills. Villaseca was in Cuba when Castro died -- he says while some were shocked it was no surprise and that it is time for U.S.- Cuban relations to move forward.

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((Armando Villaseca, Cuban American Friendship Society 03:50-04:05 "What happened in 1959, What happened in 1960 , What happened in 1970, 75, 80, 85 is water under the table, water under the bridge, we need to move forward and support the cuban people who are dying to have a better life, improve their life.)) Post Castro -- The Cuban American Friendship Society is continuing to push forward with Burlington's Kids on the Ball" and the Cuban National Tennis Federation to rebuild tennis courts in Havana. Villaseca left Cuba when he was 8 but he still has family there.

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Gov. Peter Shumlin contends president-elect Donald Trump will be bad for Vermont's health. Political Reporter Kyle Midura reports.

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Gov. Peter Shumlin says he feared the worst, but did his best to hold out hope for a moderated President Donald Trump. (00:39:21:00) ((Gov. Peter Shumlin - D-Vermont I'm giving up some hope for the best, it's looking pretty bleak)) At a morning press conference, Shumlin suggested 25-thousand Vermonters could lose the health coverage they've gained if national republicans defund subsidies. Shumlin also warned that 200-thousand Medicaid beneficiaries could see their benefits cut. (00:11:39:00) ((Gov. Peter Shumlin - D-Vermont Obamacare matters to Vermont. It matters to all of our communities. We've got to fight for it together )) The Governor bases his concerns on campaign rhetoric and Trump's pick for health secretary -- the avowedly anti-Obamacare Congressman and doctor Tom Price. (01:00:57:00) ((Gov-elect Phil Scott - R-Vermont it's hard to know what the new administration will do)) Governor-elect Phil Scott disavowed Trump early and often in his run for Governor. But, Scott says the Affordable Care Act won't be repealed or gutted without a suitable replacement. (00:57:46:00) ((Gov-elect Phil Scott - R-Vermont I believe that there will be an off-ramp that will protect them, we'll make sure there is)) (00:57:53:00) ((Gov-elect Phil Scott - R-Vermont I believe they'll craft legislation that will work for individual states, we're not the only ones that are relying on the ACA)) The outgoing and incoming Governors also disagree on the status of the state's exchange: Vermont Health Connect. Shumlin concedes issues still exist -- but says they're a fraction of the previous problems. (00:28:12:00) ((Shumlin I believe we've gotten as close to perfect as you can get)) Scott says his team's still inspecting under the 200-million dollar projects hood -- but says he'll know problems are solved when there's a drop in the number of complaints flowing into his office Kyle Midura -- channel 3 news -- Burlington.

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Shumlin says he's not nearly as concerned that the Trump administration will back out of the state's new agreement to pay for care based on quality rather than quantity.

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New this morning, H-I-V diagnoses are significantly down -- thanks to the proper use of syringe or needle exchanges. That's according to a new report from the US Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. The decline in cases is specific to African American and Latino drug users. Both groups saw at least a 50 percent drop between 2008 and 20-14.

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A Vermont greenhouse is gearing up for Christmas. Judy Simpson explains.

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It is a visual feast . Poinsettias for as far as the eye can see. More than 1 quarter million square feet of greenhouse space full of these Christmas plants. ((Chris Conant/Claussens 01:15:18:18" We start the crop in July that's when we receive the first of our cuttings. We grow about 42 thousand poinsettias for the next four weeks. So its pretty amazing how many plants we actually sell.")) Claussens not only sells their plants to the public, they also supply florists, garden centers, school groups and churches around the state. According to Conant, It is a crop worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. ((JS SU 01:26:23:10" Conant says they grow 17 different varieties of poinsettia but its this one, Prestige Red that is the top seller." 01:26:32:07)) But every year there is something new. ((nat sot bite about flower color)) The plants need to stay warm while the grow, around 70 degrees. And they need plenty of fertilizer and light. THis year Mother Nature cooperated. ((Conant again 01:18:17:13" The amount of light we had this summer and fall has provided us has been amazing and so I really feel like this is probably one of our better crops in the 45 years we have been growing poinsettias its great. "01:18:32:19)) And he expects almost all of these plants will be sold within the next four weeks. Then it will be time to plan for next year's crop. JS Channel three news, Colchester.

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((REAX)) TOSS TO GARY

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NE radar/temps: Yesterday's rain & freezing rain has moved out. We are in a lull right now, but more rain to the south, moving our way. Temps warmer south & west with 40s and low 50s. Fog: Lots of dense fog out there this morning. Today: Dense fog widespread this morning. More rain coming in during the afternoon & evening, moving south to north.

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Following developing news overnight... State police arrest the man in the middle of a stand off in newport.. Plus, a destructive wildfire rips through parts of Tennessee -- we have a status update to tell you about. And President Elect Donald Trump may have found his new Commerce Secretary...

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Today: Dense fog widespread this morning. More rain coming in during the afternoon & evening, moving south to north.

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Icy roads led to a deadly crash in Bridgewater. State police say three cars collided on Route 4 by Pearson Road around 7-45 Tuesday morning. They say the driver of the first car lost control on a curve -- and crossed the center line into the path of a tractor-trailer. The truck swerved to avoid her -- and hit another car head-on. The driver in the third car -- a 62-year-old from Hartford, Vermont -- died at the scene. No one else was seriously hurt. The crash is still under investigation.

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A stand-off ends early this morning ... After police arrest a man who they say pointed a gun at three people in a hotel. His name is daniel kelley ... 41 of newport Pleasant Street remains blocked and police tell us the residents living there are still not allowed back. Guests at the Richards All Seasons motel were evacuated yesterday after Kelley pointed a gun at three people. No one was hurt... And they are unsure when people will be able to return to their homes... Police say kelley is being held on 250 thousand dollars bail.

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An update this morning on President Elect Donald Trump's cabinet picks... Tyler .. Who can we expect to be named today? Sources say billionaire investor, Wilbur Ross, is up for Commerce Secretary. If given the cabinet-level position, Ross would play a key role in economic policy issues, including trade and jobs. The Senate would have to approve Ross for the job.

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We have a new update for you this morning, following the raging wildfire scorching parts of eastern Tennessee. Officials there say three people have died. The National Park Service confirmed that the fire is human caused and under investigation. Thousands from the area were forced to evacuate... The mayor of Gatlinburg says more than 100 structures have been destroyed by the forest fire so far.

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And, people in Brazil continue to mourn the loss of members of a hometown soccer team...killed in a tragic plane crash Monday night. The team was on its way to play its first championship game in Colombia Monday night...when their charter plane went down. 71 people on board ...including players, coaching staff, and journalists...lost their lives.

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Investigators found a sex offender -- after months of being out of sight. Authorities didn't know where 40 year-old Benjamin Farley was -- after a compliance check this summer. He was just located in Burlington. He was convicted of lewd and lascivious conduct with a child under 13.

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A corrections officer in New York -- is now a defendant -- after investigators say he assaulted an inmate. 47-year-old Thomas Agans works at the Franklin Correctional Facility in Malone. Police say he broke an inmate's jaw last December -- during an attack. Agans was arrested yesterday on a charge of second degree assault.

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A Richford man hopes to dodge animal cruelty charges. Randall Sheperd is accused of neglecting 8 of his dogs -- leaving some in negative temperatures outside. Franklin County Humane Society seized the dogs back in February of 20-15. Sheperd's lawyers were in court yesterday -- hoping a judge would drop his charges because of a search warrant violation... They argue animal control and police took the pets from him without a vet on site -- which is required by law. However, Franklin County State's Attorney says the warrant was satisfied. Sheperd still faces probation violations.

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Vermont is making some changes to the state's lifetime hunting and fishing licenses. Right now, any Vermonter -- 65 and older --can pay a one-time fee of 50-dollars and be licensed to hunt and fish for the rest of their life. But starting January 1st, the eligible age will rise to 70 and the license will be free. So the Fish and Wildlife Department suggests if you are almost 70 -- wait to get a free license. But if you are between 65 and 70 and you want a lifetime license -- get it before the new rules go into place at the end of the year.

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A gentlemen's club could be setting up shop in Shelburne... And many wonder what does the town now do to try and manage any adult business. Cat Viglienzoni looks into it.

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Along the stretch of Route 7 in Shelburne from the South Burlington line to Webster Road... you'll see a little bit of everything. Businesses... homes... motels... open fields. The town has been trying to encourage new business in the area for the past five years or so... but when the idea of a gentleman's club was recently floated by an attorney... officials did a double take. ((SOT Joe Colangelo, Shelburne Town Manager 004853 we didn't know how serious the inquiry was. And maybe that's not important. What's important is looking at the regulations and recognizing that there was a gap in how it dealt with adult entertainment establishments. 06)) Shelburne's town manager says he could see how that highly-traveled corridor could be appealing... and the town can't ban adult entertainment because it's protected by the First Amendment. But -- he also says boundaries are needed. ((SOT Colangelo 005125 there are some negative impacts that could come as a result. Human trafficking, increased crime, potentially the devaluation of some real estate 33)) ((BUTTED)) ((SOT Colangelo 004918 Absent any regulations, it's a bit more of a free-for-all 22)) And right now -- there aren't any. Which, according to town planner Dean Pierce, means that a prospective adult business would not have to say if it was going to steam up something other than food. ((SOT Dean Pierce, Shelburne Director of Planning and Zoning 005948 If someone bought a restaurant and wanted to offer dancing and things like that, the regulations are silent on it. So essentially, those uses and activities could occur as part of a restaurant 010000)) But that could change after a public meeting on December 15. Proposed new regulations would define what "adult entertainment" is... and set some guidelines. Including... Who could enter ... how visible the inside would be from the street -- what kinds of signs are allowed.. and also where it could be. Adult entertainment would have to be 600 feet from "sensitive" properties -- things like daycares... schools... parks... churches... and residential areas... and 150 feet back from sidewalks. Also -- a thousand feet apart from another adult entertainment property. ((SOT Pierce 010149 What we're regulating is the secondary impacts, not the primary use 53)) ((CAT STANDUP, SHELBURNE:012440 Even if adult businesses are allowed in Shelburne, the question is whether they will be welcome in town. And from what we heard today, probably not 48)) ((SOT 011539 Cat: Do you think it fits with the character of Shelburne? Mariana Dubrul, Charlotte: Not really. Two little kids -- I would have to put my hands over their eyes (laughs) 46)) ((BUTTED)) ((SOT Winston Ball, Shelburne 011933 it's probably not right for Shelburne. A lot of people would be upset by it 39 Shelburne is kind-of a classy town 41)) We reached out to the attorney who contacted Shelburne to try to find out more about who his client is -- and what kind of establishment they were thinking about. Our calls were not returned. Cat Viglienzoni - channel 3 news - Burlington.

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The new name for the merged Johnson and Lyndon state colleges will be Northern Vermont University. That's the name the state colleges board of trustees are set to ratify later today. It was chosen from several recommendations -- including Vermont State University. Each campus will keep its distinct identity and sports teams. Lyndon State will be known as Northern Vermont University-Lyndon and Johnson State will be NVU-Johnson.

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((2SHOT)) ((GREEN WALL)) Current: Cloudy & foggy Local temps: Mainly in mid/upper 30s and low 40s. Fog: Lots of dense fog out there this morning. NE radar/temps: Yesterday's rain & freezing rain has moved out. We are in a lull right now, but more rain to the south, moving our way. Temps warmer south & west with 40s and low 50s. U.S. Rad/sat: First part of frontal system came through yesterday with rain. Next part is in the southern plains with severe weather. Rain from that next part is moving our way. Forecast clouds/precip: Fog this morning. Then more rain coming in during the afternoon, moving south to north. Rain could be heavy at times this evening and overnight. Rain will taper off to scattered showers on Thursday.

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Today: AM fog More rain developing in afternoon, moving S to N Highs: 43 to 50 Wind: SSE 5 to 15 mph Tonight: Periods of rain, heavy at times Lows: 37 to 44 Wind: SE 10 to 15 mph Thursday: Scattered showers Highs: 42 to 48 Wind: S to W 10 to 15 mph Extended: Friday: Scattered rain/snow showers Lows: 30s Highs: 37 to 44 Saturday: Scattered rain/snow showers Lows: 28 to 35 Highs: 30s Sunday: Mostly cloudy Lows: 20s Highs: 30s Hyper-Extended: Monday: Mostly cloudy Lows: 18 to 28 Highs: 30s Tuesday: Partly sunny Lows: 15 to 25 Highs: 30s

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The numbers show Vermonters are pretty generous -- donating more than a million dollars to paid fundraisers last fiscal year. But as investigative reporter Jennifer Costa found out -- only a tiny portion of YOUR hard earned cash may be going to the charity of your choice.

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Around the holidays many people feel particularly generous -- especially when it comes to charitable giving. But be careful ...your cash may not be going where you intended. ((Todd Daloz/Vt. Asst. Attorney General 00:00:43:25 "when people give, the attorney general wants them to give wisely.")) 11 Vermont charities used paid fundraisers last fiscal year. These are third party companies paid to solicit money for some of your favorite causes. ((ALPHA 1)) Of the nearly 740-thousand dollars donated -- only about 196-thousand -- or 27% -- made it to local charities. They hire these companies to find new donors, reinvigorate past donors or increase fundraising manpower if they don't have the staff to do it. The pricetag for each campaign varies -- and will dramatically affect how much of your money reaches the cause your supporting. Donors to Vermont Public Interest Research Group get the least bang for their buck according the Attorney General. ((ALPHA #2)) VPIRG -- used a company called Aria Communications -- to raise more than $32-thousand. But only about 9% made it to the environmental non-profit. $29-thousand went to pay their fundraiser. VPIRG says this telephone campaign accounted for just 1% of all the money it raises. ((Paul Burns/VPIRG 00:51:13:29 "there aren't any legitimate non profits that want to spend more money than they need to on fundraising and that's where I think this report does a real disservice. Neither the AG or anyone from his office contacted us to talk about how we go about fundraising nd how we use this kind of service.")) Special Olympics Vermont made the list twice. ((ALPHA 3)) The Heritage Company got $90-thousand from donors who had given in the past. HALF of those donations made it to the charity. ((ALPHA 4)) But in another campaign -- Dial America raked in $58-thousand. Special Olympics only got to keep $66-hundred. The organization's CEO tells us THAT was a magazine drive. For every consumer who bought a subscription -- Dial America donated a small sum to the Special Olympics -- which came out to about 12% of the total cash collected. ((Todd Daloz/Vt. Asst. Attorney General 00:06:26:18 "these are the numbers of vermont charities using paid fundraisers, these are the percentages they are getting and donors can make their own choices there from.")) The best way to maximize you dollar is to be an educated donor. Here's what you can do: ((GRX)) Make sure those who are asking for money clearly identify themselves and their employers. Ask all solicitors to explain what portion of the donation goes to the charity -- and how much goes to fundraising. These companies are not legally required to answer but they have to tell you where you can find that information. Follow-up by checking out the breakdown of contributions. We have a link on our website. If you don't like the split... ((Todd Daloz/Vt. Asst. Attorney General 00:10:28:07 "give the money directly the charity and cut out this middle entity that's the best way to get the most money to the charitable cause.")) The AG's office says fewer charities are using paid fundraisers. And the money they're collecting through these companies has been cut in half. That's -- in part -- due to a law change three years ago that made it more expensive for paid fundraisers to operate in Vermont. Jc, channel 3 news. burlington.

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Record breaking numbers for outdoor clothing company, Patagonia during Black Friday sales... And now millions of dollars are being donated. Patagonia officials promised to give away the money in to nearly 8-hundred environmental groups around the world. The company earned 10 million dollars on one of the biggest shopping days of the year -- that's 5 times more than what it expected.

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((TRT: 1:33 ... OC: MIKE MCCUNE)) ((The UVM men's basketball team is getting a few days at home before heading back out on the road Thursday night for a touch matchup against SEC power South Carolina. -------------------- Vermont's current 6-2 record is even more impressive when you consider the Cats played those eight games in a two week span, and six of the eight were on the road. Vermont played three games in three days at the Gulf Coast Showcase in Florida, losing Houston at the buzzer in the championship game last Wednesday, then returned home and edged Yale in the final seconds Saturday afternoon. Following that game, the team acknowledged they ran out of steam late, allowing the Bulldogs to get back in the game and nearly win it. Coach John Becker decided to give his team Sunday and Monday off before returning to practice today, and the Cats feel that time off has helped them recharge their batteries ahead of their battle with the 20th ranked team in the country. ---------------------- ((Bell-Haynes: "It's nice to get back in Patrick and practice here, practice in a similar place before we go to another place that we don't really know. The travelling, it takes a lot out of you. It's nice to sleep in our own beds, get ready in our own gym and we'll be going out on Wednesday." --- Becker: "Yeah, I mean it was a brutal stretch, 8 games in 14 days and a lot of road games, and it's been nice to be home for the weekend and a couple days to start the week here. Gave the guys a couple days off and back to work today and we'll fly out tomorrow to South Carolina so it's been good, but doesn't feel like we got much rest.")) ---------------------- - The UVM women's basketball team hosts Holy Cross tonight at 7pm at Patrick Gym. We'll have the highlights at 11pm. With your sportswrap, I'm Mike McCune. ))

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Meteorological seasons: Today is the last day of meteorological fall. Meteorological winter starts tomorrow on the first day of December. What to expect: Dense fog this morning. More rain later today & tonight: Cooler, still unsettled end of week into start of weekend.

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A group of co-workers are big winners this morning ... Twenty colleagues from the North American Stamping company in Tennessee won a 421-million dollar lottery jackpot. They all picked up their checks yesterday -- they are evenly splitting 245-point 7 million dollars.

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Donald Trump is expected to name more cabinet members today .... And Vermont's governor is worried about the president elect's plans for health care... and the latest on an on-going situation in Newport that forced some people from their homes...

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Today: Dense fog widespread this morning. More rain coming in during the afternoon & evening, moving south to north.

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((THANK GARY))

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This morning it should be a different story for most of the commute ... But yesterday Thousands of Vermonter were greeted with freezing rain. The slick conditions led to numerous crashes -- and several road closures around the state. One of those areas was Route 4 in Bridgewater ... closed for several hours yesterday for a fatal accident. A witness says a tractor trailer and a pickup collided on the icy roadway around 8:30 in the morning. State police have not yet provided details about what happened or who was killed in the crash. It took nearly six hours to clean-up the crash scene.

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Developing news overnight -- police now have the man in custody after a stand off situation in Newport. Police say 41 year old daniel kelley is accused of wielding a gun threatened three people at a hotel where he was living. They say Pleasant Street remains blocked off -- no one in the area allowed back in their homes yet. Guests at the Richards All Seasons Motel were evacuated around lunchtime yesterday -- after police say a man in his 40s pointed a gun at three people there. No one was hurt. Police are unsure when people will be able to return to their homes... Kelley is being held on 250 thousand dollars bail.

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This Morning ... President-Elect Donald Trump continues to interview candidates for the job of Secretary of State. Roxana Saberi has the latest.

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Mitt Romney emerged from his second meeting with President-elect Donald Trump... singing the praises of his former rival. (SOT Romney) He did something I tried to do and was unsuccessful in accomplishing, he won the general election. And he continues with a message of inclusion and bringing people together. The former Massachusetts Governor, who had dinner with Mister Trump and Trump's Chief of Staff Reince Priebus in Manhattan Tuesday night...is said to be on the short list for Secretary of State... ...As is retired Tennessee lawmaker Bob Corker, former CIA Director David Petraeus, and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani. (SOT Vice-President Mike Pence) "I think what you're witnessing here is a leader in President-elect Donald Trump who wants to take in all the options. But I am absolutely confident that he is going to choose the right person." CBS News has learned the President-Elect is set to officially nominate Former Goldman Sacs Executive Steven Mnuchin as Treasury Secretary... and billionaire investor Wilbur Ross as Secretary of Commerce. Speaking on Fox News -- Vice President-Elect Mike Pence says the new administration's TOP priority is repealing and replacing Obamacare: (SOT Pence) It's time for us to allow Americans to purchase Health insurance across state lines//It's time to give people more consumer choices Mister Trump kicks off his victory tour tomorrow...in Ohio and Indiana. Roxana Saberi for CBS News.

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Yesterday the Trump team tapped Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's wife, Elaine Chao, to be Transportation Secretary.... And Tom Price to head up the Department of Health and Human Services.

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Another politician is throwing his hat in the ring for DNC Chair. New Hampshire Democratic Party Chairman Ray Buckley officially announced his candidacy to lead the national party in a Tuesday email. The 57-year-old Buckley has led the New Hampshire Democratic Party since 2007. Former Vermont Governor Howard Dean is also running. So is Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison -- who has the backing of Senator Bernie Sanders.

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A Vermont man was sentenced to at least six years in prison for selling heroin that led to a fatal overdose. Prosecutors say 27-year-old Daniel Fogg of West Townsend sold the drugs that 23-year-old Cody Kilburn overdosed on at his home in Manchester Center last November. Fogg pleaded guilty to selling heroin with death resulting. Police say 25-year-old Francis Mayhle (may-lee) of Peru actually purchased the drugs from Fogg and provided them to Kilburn. Mayhle (may-lee) also pleaded guilty and was sentend to one year in jail.

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Still no arrests in the homicide of a New Hampshire toddler. First responders were called to this home in Berlin on Sunday afternoon. Two year-old Madison Dana was taken to the hospital with a head injury and was pronounced dead a few hours later. A friend of the family told WMUR-TV that the child's mother claims the girl fell off a bunk -- landing on her head. But assistant attorney general Ben Agati told reporters the injuries were from more than just a fall. Agati said the force was so strong it caused not only external injuries, but internal injuries as well.

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Investigators found a sex offender -- who was wanted by police. They didn't know where 40 year-old Benjamin Farley was -- after a compliance check this summer. He was just located in Burlington. He was convicted of lewd and lascivious conduct with a child under 13.

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Vermont's largest utility and its largest manufacturer are joining forces on a new solar project. At a press conference earlier today, Green Mountain Power and GlobalFoundries announced their new solar facility is now generating electricity in Williston. Owned by Green Mountain and located on GlobalFoundries' land in that town, the facility is expected to generate energy for more than 11-hundred homes. Global officials say clean energy is important to their company.

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(6:17) ((Janette Bombardier/GlobalFound ries: For us, this was a good economic deal. It's a very, very small part of the power that we use here, that we'll be taking from there. It was much more important for us to come up with a partnership, a win/win where we could continue to grow solar in Vermont, continue to learn from it, continue to have clean energy and all win in the process.)) A national solar test center is located next to the new solar facility in Williston. It's one of five in the U.S collecting data on the effectiveness of operating in climates with harsh winters, significant precipitation, and dramatic weather changes. Officials plan to share data from the new facility - with those researchers.

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((2SHOT)) ((GREEN WALL)) Current: Cloudy & foggy Local temps: Mainly in mid/upper 30s and low 40s. Fog: Lots of dense fog out there this morning. NE radar/temps: Yesterday's rain & freezing rain has moved out. We are in a lull right now, but more rain to the south, moving our way. Temps warmer south & west with 40s and low 50s. U.S. Rad/sat: First part of frontal system came through yesterday with rain. Next part is in the southern plains with severe weather. Rain from that next part is moving our way. Forecast clouds/precip: Fog this morning. Then more rain coming in during the afternoon, moving south to north. Rain could be heavy at times this evening and overnight. Rain will taper off to scattered showers on Thursday.

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Today: AM fog More rain developing in afternoon, moving S to N Highs: 43 to 50 Wind: SSE 5 to 15 mph Tonight: Periods of rain, heavy at times Lows: 37 to 44 Wind: SE 10 to 15 mph Thursday: Scattered showers Highs: 42 to 48 Wind: S to W 10 to 15 mph Extended: Friday: Scattered rain/snow showers Lows: 30s Highs: 37 to 44 Saturday: Scattered rain/snow showers Lows: 28 to 35 Highs: 30s Sunday: Mostly cloudy Lows: 20s Highs: 30s Hyper-Extended: Monday: Mostly cloudy Lows: 18 to 28 Highs: 30s Tuesday: Partly sunny Lows: 15 to 25 Highs: 30s

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((TRT: 1:33 ... OC: MIKE MCCUNE)) ((The UVM men's basketball team is getting a few days at home before heading back out on the road Thursday night for a touch matchup against SEC power South Carolina. -------------------- Vermont's current 6-2 record is even more impressive when you consider the Cats played those eight games in a two week span, and six of the eight were on the road. Vermont played three games in three days at the Gulf Coast Showcase in Florida, losing Houston at the buzzer in the championship game last Wednesday, then returned home and edged Yale in the final seconds Saturday afternoon. Following that game, the team acknowledged they ran out of steam late, allowing the Bulldogs to get back in the game and nearly win it. Coach John Becker decided to give his team Sunday and Monday off before returning to practice today, and the Cats feel that time off has helped them recharge their batteries ahead of their battle with the 20th ranked team in the country. ---------------------- ((Bell-Haynes: "It's nice to get back in Patrick and practice here, practice in a similar place before we go to another place that we don't really know. The travelling, it takes a lot out of you. It's nice to sleep in our own beds, get ready in our own gym and we'll be going out on Wednesday." --- Becker: "Yeah, I mean it was a brutal stretch, 8 games in 14 days and a lot of road games, and it's been nice to be home for the weekend and a couple days to start the week here. Gave the guys a couple days off and back to work today and we'll fly out tomorrow to South Carolina so it's been good, but doesn't feel like we got much rest.")) ---------------------- - The UVM women's basketball team hosts Holy Cross tonight at 7pm at Patrick Gym. We'll have the highlights at 11pm. With your sportswrap, I'm Mike McCune. ))

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Vermont's former education secretary is switching gears to help folks in Cuba. Armando Villaseca is now running the Cuban American Friendship Society. The Burlington-based group makes regular trips to the island nation with groups of architects, educators, medical staff musicians and other professionals who can share their skills. Villaseca was in Cuba when Castro died -- he says while some were shocked it was no surprise and that it is time for U.S.- Cuban relations to move forward.

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((Armando Villaseca, Cuban American Friendship Society 03:50-04:05 "What happened in 1959, What happened in 1960 , What happened in 1970, 75, 80, 85 is water under the table, water under the bridge, we need to move forward and support the cuban people who are dying to have a better life, improve their life.)) Post Castro -- The Cuban American Friendship Society is continuing to push forward with Burlington's Kids on the Ball" and the Cuban National Tennis Federation to rebuild tennis courts in Havana. Villaseca left Cuba when he was 8 but he still has family there.

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Gov. Peter Shumlin says President-elect Donald Trump could have a devastating impact on the health coverage of more than a third of Vermonters Shumlin suggested 25-thousand Vermonters could lose the coverage they've gained if national republicans defund subsidies. Shumlin also warned that 200-thousand Medicaid beneificiaries could see their benefits cut. The Governor bases his concerns on campaign rhetoric and Trump's pick for health secretary. Governor-elect Phil Scott was not shy in his criticism of Trump while running for Governor, but says he doesn't believe anyone will lose coverage.

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(00:11:39:00) ((Gov. Peter Shumlin - D-Vermont Obamacare matters to Vermont. It matters to all of our communities. We've got to fight for it together )) (00:57:23:00) ((Gov.-Elect Phil Scott - R-Vermont we'll do whatever we can to protect Vermonters and make sure that we have something - insurance that is kept in place for those who have it)) An independent report is due to the legislature in mid-December weighing Vermont's health exchange options moving forward. Shumlin says it's taken time, but Vermont's system is the best in the country. Scott is wary of claims the site is bug-free -- saying he'll believe it when the volume of complaints coming into his office falls.

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New this morning, H-I-V diagnoses are significantly down -- thanks to the proper use of syringe or needle exchanges. That's according to a new report from the US Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. The decline in cases is specific to African American and Latino drug users. Both groups saw at least a 50 percent drop between 2008 and 20-14.

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The numbers show Vermonters are pretty generous -- donating more than a million dollars to paid fundraisers last fiscal year. But as investigative reporter Jennifer Costa found out -- only a tiny portion of YOUR hard earned cash may be going to the charity of your choice.

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Around the holidays many people feel particularly generous -- especially when it comes to charitable giving. But be careful ...your cash may not be going where you intended. ((Todd Daloz/Vt. Asst. Attorney General 00:00:43:25 "when people give, the attorney general wants them to give wisely.")) 11 Vermont charities used paid fundraisers last fiscal year. These are third party companies paid to solicit money for some of your favorite causes. ((ALPHA 1)) Of the nearly 740-thousand dollars donated -- only about 196-thousand -- or 27% -- made it to local charities. They hire these companies to find new donors, reinvigorate past donors or increase fundraising manpower if they don't have the staff to do it. The pricetag for each campaign varies -- and will dramatically affect how much of your money reaches the cause your supporting. Donors to Vermont Public Interest Research Group get the least bang for their buck according the Attorney General. ((ALPHA #2)) VPIRG -- used a company called Aria Communications -- to raise more than $32-thousand. But only about 9% made it to the environmental non-profit. $29-thousand went to pay their fundraiser. VPIRG says this telephone campaign accounted for just 1% of all the money it raises. ((Paul Burns/VPIRG 00:51:13:29 "there aren't any legitimate non profits that want to spend more money than they need to on fundraising and that's where I think this report does a real disservice. Neither the AG or anyone from his office contacted us to talk about how we go about fundraising nd how we use this kind of service.")) Special Olympics Vermont made the list twice. ((ALPHA 3)) The Heritage Company got $90-thousand from donors who had given in the past. HALF of those donations made it to the charity. ((ALPHA 4)) But in another campaign -- Dial America raked in $58-thousand. Special Olympics only got to keep $66-hundred. The organization's CEO tells us THAT was a magazine drive. For every consumer who bought a subscription -- Dial America donated a small sum to the Special Olympics -- which came out to about 12% of the total cash collected. ((Todd Daloz/Vt. Asst. Attorney General 00:06:26:18 "these are the numbers of vermont charities using paid fundraisers, these are the percentages they are getting and donors can make their own choices there from.")) The best way to maximize you dollar is to be an educated donor. Here's what you can do: ((GRX)) Make sure those who are asking for money clearly identify themselves and their employers. Ask all solicitors to explain what portion of the donation goes to the charity -- and how much goes to fundraising. These companies are not legally required to answer but they have to tell you where you can find that information. Follow-up by checking out the breakdown of contributions. We have a link on our website. If you don't like the split... ((Todd Daloz/Vt. Asst. Attorney General 00:10:28:07 "give the money directly the charity and cut out this middle entity that's the best way to get the most money to the charitable cause.")) The AG's office says fewer charities are using paid fundraisers. And the money they're collecting through these companies has been cut in half. That's -- in part -- due to a law change three years ago that made it more expensive for paid fundraisers to operate in Vermont. Jc, channel 3 news. burlington.

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Record breaking numbers for outdoor clothing company, Patagonia during Black Friday sales... And now millions of dollars are being donated. Patagonia officials promised to give away the money in to nearly 8-hundred environmental groups around the world. The company earned 10 million dollars on one of the biggest shopping days of the year -- that's 5 times more than what it expected.

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NE radar/temps: Yesterday's rain & freezing rain has moved out. We are in a lull right now, but more rain to the south, moving our way. Temps warmer south & west with 40s and low 50s. Fog: Lots of dense fog out there this morning. Today: Dense fog widespread this morning. More rain coming in during the afternoon & evening, moving south to north.

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Following developing news overnight... State police arrest the suspect in the middle of a stand off in newport.. Plus, a destructive wildfire rips through parts of Tennessee -- we have a status update to tell you about. And President Elect Donald Trump may have found his new Commerce Secretary...

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Icy roads led to a deadly crash in Bridgewater yesterday. State police say three cars collided on Route 4 by Pearson Road around 7-45 Tuesday morning. They say the driver of the first car lost control on a curve -- and crossed the center line into the path of a tractor-trailer. The truck swerved to avoid her -- and hit another car head-on. The driver in the third car -- a 62-year-old from Hartford, Vermont -- died at the scene. No one else was seriously hurt. The crash is still under investigation.

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A stand-off ends early this morning ... After police arrest a man who they say pointed a gun at three people in a hotel. His name is daniel kelley ... 41 of newport Pleasant Street remains blocked and police tell us the residents living there are still not allowed back. Guests at the Richards All Seasons motel were evacuated yesterday after Kelley pointed a gun at three people. No one was hurt... Police say they are unsure when people will be able to return to their homes... kelley is being held on 250 thousand dollars bail.

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An update this morning on President Elect Donald Trump's cabinet picks... Tyler .. Who can we expect to be named today? Sources say billionaire investor, Wilbur Ross, is up for Commerce Secretary. If given the cabinet-level position, Ross would play a key role in economic policy issues, including trade and jobs. The Senate would have to approve Ross for the job.

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We have a new update for you this morning, following the raging wildfire scorching parts of eastern Tennessee. Officials there say three people have died. The National Park Service confirmed that the fire is human caused and under investigation. Thousands from the area were forced to evacuate... The mayor of Gatlinburg says more than 100 structures have been destroyed by the forest fire so far.

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And, people in Brazil continue to mourn the loss of members of a hometown soccer team...killed in a tragic plane crash Monday night. The team was on its way to play its first championship game in Colombia Monday night...when their charter plane went down. 71 people on board ...including players, coaching staff, and journalists...lost their lives.

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Investigators found a sex offender -- after months of being out of sight. Authorities didn't know where 40 year-old Benjamin Farley was -- after a compliance check this summer. He was just located in Burlington. He was convicted of lewd and lascivious conduct with a child under 13.

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A Richford man hopes to dodge animal cruelty charges. Randall Sheperd is accused of neglecting 8 of his dogs -- leaving some in negative temperatures outside. Franklin County Humane Society seized the dogs back in February of 20-15. Sheperd's lawyers were in court yesterday -- hoping a judge would drop his charges because of a search warrant violation... They argue animal control and police took the pets from him without a vet on site -- which is required by law. However, Franklin County State's Attorney says the warrant was satisfied. Sheperd still faces probation violations.

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Zoning regulations are not usually a sexy topic -- but they are these days in Shelburne. The town is considering zoning changes around the Route 7 corridor -- after an attorney floated the idea of a gentleman's club in the area. That's when the town realized -- their regulations did not say where -- or how -- an adult entertainment establishment could be brought to town. So they drafted new rules -- that will be presented to the public on December 15.

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((SOT Joe Colangelo, Shelburne Town Manager 005125 there are some negative impacts that could come as a result. Human trafficking, increased crime, potentially the devaluation of some real estate 33)) ((SOT 011539 Cat: Do you think it fits with the character of Shelburne? Mariana Dubrul, Charlotte: Not really. Two little kids -- I would have to put my hands over their eyes (laughs) 46)) We reached out to the attorney who contacted Shelburne to try to find out more about who his client is -- and what kind of establishment they were thinking about. Our calls were not returned.

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The new name for the merged Johnson and Lyndon state colleges will be Northern Vermont University. That's the name the state colleges board of trustees are set to ratify later today. It was chosen from several recommendations -- including Vermont State University. Each campus will keep its distinct identity and sports teams. Lyndon State will be known as Northern Vermont University-Lyndon and Johnson State will be NVU-Johnson.

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((2SHOT)) ((GREEN WALL)) Current: Cloudy & foggy Local temps: Mainly in mid/upper 30s and low 40s. Fog: Lots of dense fog out there this morning. NE radar/temps: Yesterday's rain & freezing rain has moved out. We are in a lull right now, but more rain to the south, moving our way. Temps warmer south & west with 40s and low 50s. U.S. Rad/sat: First part of frontal system came through yesterday with rain. Next part is in the southern plains with severe weather. Rain from that next part is moving our way. Forecast clouds/precip: Fog this morning. Then more rain coming in during the afternoon, moving south to north. Rain could be heavy at times this evening and overnight. Rain will taper off to scattered showers on Thursday.

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Today: AM fog More rain developing in afternoon, moving S to N Highs: 43 to 50 Wind: SSE 5 to 15 mph Tonight: Periods of rain, heavy at times Lows: 37 to 44 Wind: SE 10 to 15 mph Thursday: Scattered showers Highs: 42 to 48 Wind: S to W 10 to 15 mph Extended: Friday: Scattered rain/snow showers Lows: 30s Highs: 37 to 44 Saturday: Scattered rain/snow showers Lows: 28 to 35 Highs: 30s Sunday: Mostly cloudy Lows: 20s Highs: 30s Hyper-Extended: Monday: Mostly cloudy Lows: 18 to 28 Highs: 30s Tuesday: Partly sunny Lows: 15 to 25 Highs: 30s

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'Tis the season to be giving... We have an annual tradition here at WCAX, the Mitten Tree where people can donate winter gear to people in need... And there is one group that joins us in the efforts every year ...Hazen Union School. Joining me this morning -- Daisy Reyes, Meghan Rublee and Mike Clark. Thank you all for being here. ((so for people who don't know -- explain Hazen Union, who makes up that group?)) ((why put such a huge effort into Mitten Tree?)) ((Tell us about Mary Rippin, she doesn't live here anymore but still is very involved)) ((why should people get involved?)) ((how can people send things to you guys?)) ((WE GOT AN INQUIRY ON FACEBOOK THIS MORNING FROM A CHILDCARE CENTER -- HOW DO OTHER GROUPS SIGN UP FOR MITTEN TREE?))

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You can drop items off at these UPS locations... Or right here at WCAX located in South Burlington.

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Meteorological seasons: Today is the last day of meteorological fall. Meteorological winter starts tomorrow on the first day of December. What to expect: Dense fog this morning. More rain later today & tonight: Cooler, still unsettled end of week into start of weekend.

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A stand-off ends early this morning ... After police arrest 41 year old daniel kelley after they say pointed a gun at three people in a hotel. Pleasant Street remains closed -- and no one in the area are allowed back in their homes yet. Guests at the Richards All Seasons Motel were evacuated around lunchtime yesterday -- after police say kelley pointed a gun at people there. Nobody was hurt. Police are not sure when people will be able to return to their homes... Kelley is being held on 250 thousand dollars bail.

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The town of Shelburne is considering zoning changes to allow for a new gentlemen's club. The proposed changes are around the Route 7 corridor. Right now -- the town says regulations don't say where -- or how -- an adult entertainment establishment could be brought to town. The newly proposed rules will be announced to the public on December 15.

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Trump continues to weigh his cabinet picks. Sources say billionaire investor, Wilbur Ross, is up for Commerce Secretary. If given the cabinet-level position, Ross would play a key role in economic policy issues, including trade and jobs. The Senate would have to approve Ross for the job.

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The new name for the merged Johnson and Lyndon state colleges will be Northern Vermont University. That's the name the state colleges board of trustees are set to ratify later today. Leaders say each campus will keep its distinct identity and sports teams. Lyndon State will be known as Northern Vermont University-Lyndon and Johnson State will be NVU-Johnson.

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An arrest still hasn't been made in the homicide of a New Hampshire toddler. It happened in Berlin on Sunday afternoon. Two year-old Madison Dana was taken to the hospital with a head injury and was pronounced dead a few hours later.

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A wanted sex offender has been located by police. Authorities were unsure of where 40-year-old Benjamin Farley was following a compliance check over the summer. He was just located in Burlington. Farley was previously convicted of lewd and lascivious conduct with a child under 13.

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Do you ever wonder how much of the money you donate to charity actually gets to the people in need? Vermonters donated more than one million dollars to paid charities last fiscal year. In most cases -- only about a quarter of every dollar makes it to the cause. According to the Vermont Attorney General's Office -- 11 Vermont charities used paid fundraisers. These are third party companies that solicit for charitable organizations. Charities hire them to find new donors or reinvigorate past donors. The price tag varies -- and dramatically affects how much of your money reaches the charity.

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((Todd Daloz/Vt. Asst. Attorney General 00:07:11:11 "when you get a phone call from a charity seeking a donation ask some questions. find out how they are going to use your money. whether its the charity calling you or a paid fundraiser they should provide you with that information. and that's going to help you make an informed choice about where your donor dollars are going to go and how you want to provide the most impact for your money.")) Vermont law requires paid fundraisers to disclose the name of their company and the charity they work for.

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'Tis the season to see poinsettias everywhere! One Vermont greenhouse is all set to sells tons of the Christmas plants this season. At Claussens in Colchester says mother nature was on their side this year -- selling 17 different varieties of the plant. They start planting the poinsettias in July... The plants are on sale and employees there say they will probably all be sold in the next couple of weeks.

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

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Fog this morning. Then more rain coming in during the afternoon, moving south to north. Rain could be heavy at times this evening and overnight. Rain will taper off to scattered showers on Thursday. Colder air will be slowly moving in starting late Thursday, changing some of those rain showers to a few, mountain snow showers. Still unsettled Friday & Saturday with scattered rain/snow showers, but nothing serious. Still lots of clouds, but mainly dry for Sunday & Monday. Some sunshine on Tuesday.

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Fog this morning. Then more rain coming in during the afternoon, moving south to north. Rain could be heavy at times this evening and overnight. Rain will taper off to scattered showers on Thursday.

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A stand-off ends early this morning ... After police arrest 41 year old daniel kelley after they say pointed a gun at three people in a hotel. Pleasant Street is finally reopened -- allowing residents to head back to their home. Guests at the Richards All Seasons Motel were evacuated around lunchtime yesterday -- after police say kelley pointed a gun at people there. Nobody was hurt. Kelley is being held on 250 thousand dollars bail.

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The town of Shelburne is considering zoning changes to allow for a new gentlemen's club. The proposed changes are around the Route 7 corridor. Right now -- the town says regulations don't say where -- or how -- an adult entertainment establishment could be brought to town. The newly proposed rules will be announced to the public on December 15.

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Trump continues to weigh his cabinet picks. Sources say billionaire investor, Wilbur Ross, is up for Commerce Secretary. If given the cabinet-level position, Ross would play a key role in economic policy issues, including trade and jobs. The Senate would have to approve Ross for the job.

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A wanted sex offender has been located by police. Authorities were unsure of where 40-year-old Benjamin Farley was following a compliance check over the summer. He was just located in Burlington. Farley was previously convicted of lewd and lascivious conduct with a child under 13.

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The new name for the merged Johnson and Lyndon state colleges will be Northern Vermont University. That's the name the state colleges board of trustees are set to ratify later today. Leaders say each campus will keep its distinct identity and sports teams. Lyndon State will be known as Northern Vermont University-Lyndon and Johnson State will be NVU-Johnson.

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Fog this morning. Then more rain coming in during the afternoon, moving south to north. Rain could be heavy at times this evening and overnight. Rain will taper off to scattered showers on Thursday. Colder air will be slowly moving in starting late Thursday, changing some of those rain showers to a few, mountain snow showers. Still unsettled Friday & Saturday with scattered rain/snow showers, but nothing serious. Still lots of clouds, but mainly dry for Sunday & Monday. Some sunshine on Tuesday.

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Hey everyone, Melissa Sheketoff here ... Have you noticed downtown art popping up in the city of Plattsburgh? We head across the lake to see why the movement is happening there and the most recent piece added... Tune in starting at 5AM!

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A stand-off ends early this morning ... After police arrest 41 year old daniel kelley after they say pointed a gun at three people in a hotel. Pleasant Street remains closed -- and no one in the area are allowed back in their homes yet. Guests at the Richards All Seasons Motel were evacuated around lunchtime yesterday -- after police say kelley pointed a gun at people there. Nobody was hurt. Police are not sure when people will be able to return to their homes... Kelley is being held on 250 thousand dollars bail.

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The town of Shelburne is considering zoning changes to allow for a new gentlemen's club. The proposed changes are around the Route 7 corridor. Right now -- the town says regulations don't say where -- or how -- an adult entertainment establishment could be brought to town. The newly proposed rules will be announced to the public on December 15.

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Trump continues to weigh his cabinet picks. Sources say billionaire investor, Wilbur Ross, is up for Commerce Secretary. If given the cabinet-level position, Ross would play a key role in economic policy issues, including trade and jobs. The Senate would have to approve Ross for the job.

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A wanted sex offender has been located by police. Authorities were unsure of where 40-year-old Benjamin Farley was following a compliance check over the summer. He was just located in Burlington. Farley was previously convicted of lewd and lascivious conduct with a child under 13.

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The new name for the merged Johnson and Lyndon state colleges will be Northern Vermont University. That's the name the state colleges board of trustees are set to ratify later today. Leaders say each campus will keep its distinct identity and sports teams. Lyndon State will be known as Northern Vermont University-Lyndon and Johnson State will be NVU-Johnson.

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Fog this morning. Then more rain coming in during the afternoon, moving south to north. Rain could be heavy at times this evening and overnight. Rain will taper off to scattered showers on Thursday. Colder air will be slowly moving in starting late Thursday, changing some of those rain showers to a few, mountain snow showers. Still unsettled Friday & Saturday with scattered rain/snow showers, but nothing serious. Still lots of clouds, but mainly dry for Sunday & Monday. Some sunshine on Tuesday.


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