St.Johnsbury Armory Leaks

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ST.JOHNSBURY- The old armory building in St.Johnsbury has been experiencing some issues with various leaks.  With the age of the armory comes natural decay and the roof of the building has been deteriorating for several years now.

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Baird Wants Charges Dropped

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ST. JOHNSBURY- The O'Hagan trial is not yet over as the third and final suspect is asking for the murder charges to be dropped.

Keith Baird is asking that the charges against him for the first degree murder of Mary "Pat" O'Hagan be dropped. The burglary and murder of O'Hagan took place almost six years ago. Michael Norrie and Richard Fletcher have already reached their deals. Fletchers deals makes it so he has to testify against Baird.

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Speeding in St J.

New Boston RdSaint Johnsbury - Saint Johnsbury residents are concerned about speeding along New Boston Road. St. Johnsbury Police Chief Clement Houde says there have been several compliants filed about drivers speeding to several different town officials. Chief Houde says the area has quite a bit of traffic during the day which means they want to tackle this issue as soon as possible.

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St. J Water Main Repair

stjwatermainbreakSaint Johnsbury - A water main underwent maintenence in Saint Johnsbury last Monday morning, cutting off water service for some residents. Households near the corner of Federal and Pearl Street were unable to use water at around 8 in the morning.

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Volunteer a Kid

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ST. JOHNSBURY- Volunteer a Kid Program, made its first year debut this winter with the help of the seventh and eighth graders at the ST. Johnsbury School.

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Through the Eyes of Janssen Willhoit

janssenSAINT JOHNSBURY - Family man, ex-felon, state representative, and public defender aren’t terms that would normally be used collectively to describe someone—until you meet Caledonia County representative Janssen Willhoit.

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VT Supports Packing Event

pictureVT Supports is an organization that has been bringing the communities of the North East Kingdom together to support Veterans since it gained official non-profit status in 2013. Their goal is to pack and send 400 boxes of supplies overseas to American soldiers.

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Happy Holidays A World Away

vtsupportsSAINT JOHNSBURY - The holidays are a time of celebration, but it can be difficult if a loved one is thousands of miles away, battling brazen enemies in a hostile environment.

That’s where VT Supports comes in.

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Farmers Meet About Water Quality

Clean WaterST.JOHNSBURY-Farmers from across the Northeast Kingdom gathered at the Comfort Inn in St. Johnsbury, to review a water quality draft that relates to Act 64. Act 64 which was passed earlier this year, improves the quality of the state's water. The act also serves as a way to regulate agricultural practices.

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Fighting Against Childhood Cancer

Child Hood Cancer FundFRAISERST. JOHNSBURY- For the second year in a row Lyndon State College student, Alex Vollono is helping to fight back against childhood cancer, with his benefit show, "Be Their Voice!"

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Lockdown at NEK Human Services

nek lockdownST. JOHNSBURY – A little after 8:30 Thursday morning the Northeast Kingdom Human Services building was put on lockdown. The lockdown was due to two threatening phone calls that were made to the organization Wednesday night and an additional two that were made on Thursday morning.

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Coppenrath To Make Coaching Debut

Taylor CoppenrathST. JOHNSBURY – Local basketball star Taylor Coppenrath is returning to the court at St. Johnsbury Academy, but this time, he'll have a coach's clipboard in hand.

 

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Warming Shelter Scheduled to Open Next Week

warmingshelterthumbnailST. JOHNSBURY - An overnight warming shelter for homeless people is scheduled to open in the town next week. The St. Johnsbury Development Review Board gave the warming shelter committee permission to open it at a special meeting last Tuesday.  

 

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State Police Appoint New Lieutenant

vspfinalST. JOHNSBURY - The St. Johnsbury State Police barracks is under new leadership after a promotion left the lieutenant position unfilled. After commanding the St Johnsbury outfit for five years, former Lieutenant Michael Henry was promoted to the position of Vermont State Police B Troop Captain.

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Catamount Arts Holds Juried Art Show

St. Johnsbury -- Katherine French has a talent for turning empty rooms into collections of fine art.

Recently, she has taken to the monumental task of turning the menagerie of paintings, drawings, photos and sculptures that lay in stacks on the floors of the main gallery at the Catamount Arts Center into a well-planned and visually appealing collection.

 

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An Inside Look: Correctional Facilities

correctionsofficersST. JOHNSBURY -- Correctional Officers at the Northeast Correctional Complex in St. Johnsbury say working in a prison is not as scary as one might think, but it definitely has its challenges.

 

 

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Alzheimer's Awareness Month

alzheimersST. JOHNSURY- November is usually affiliated with Thanksgiving, but it is also known as National Alzheimer's Awareness Month. According to The Alzheimer's Association, there has been an increase in Vermonters that have the disease.

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Santa's Sleigh Needs Donations

santa fundST. JOHNSBURY – This past weekend the vehicles at Twin State Ford were filled with donated teddy bears, dolls and more.  All of the donations are going to end up in "Santa’s Sleigh."

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Habitat for Humanity Fundraiser

taproomST. JOHNSBURY- A fundraiser is happening  at the Kindom Taproom in St. Johnsbury with 100% of the proceeds raised going toward Habitat for Humanity in the Northeast Kingdom.

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Water Upgrades For St. J Street

water breakSAINT JOHNSBURY – Water, sewage and road repairs are about to come to Frost Avenue. At last night’s Selectboard meeting, members spoke extensively about the projects that will impact some residents along the street.

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Community Restorative Justice Seeks Volunteers

restoratie justiceST. JOHNSBURY- The Community Restorative Justice Center is need of almost 70 volunteers to spend a year helping recently incarcerated citizens find their footing again and to live a crime free life. Volunteers are an important aspect of this program as the center relies on them to work with high-risk offenders. According to Executive Director, Susan Cherry; the main goal of having the volunteers work with them for a year is to help Vermonters feel safer, and to help the former inmates find their place after leaving jail.

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VSP Trooper Accident

vsp cruiser thumbSt. Johnsbury- Around 3:15pm Sunday afternoon, a trooper from the Vermont State Police St. Johnsbury barracks struck another vehicle in East St. Johnsbury while responding to a domestic dispute call.

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Loose Leash Leads To Controversy

doggie leashST. JOHNSBURY- Controversy over St. Johnsbury's leash laws have sparked after an incident that left ten beloved birds dead. For the past eight months, Philip Aldridge and Nicole Daigneault have been raising chickens and ducks but this all changed when a neighbor's dog got loose and killed some of them.

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Community Education

community educationST JOHNSBURY - The Police and Fire station have been working together with the ST. Johnsbury schools to better the education system. A few months ago, police officers in saint Johnsbury started a program where they would greet students in the morning as they arrived at the ST. Johnsbury town school.

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Former State Representative Plea Deal

bob southST. JOHNSBURY- Former Vermont State Representative Bob South was in Caledonia County Court early Thursday morning to accept a plea deal.  South pled guilty to disorderly conduct and also violating conditions of release. 

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What's Coming Up At 5:30

What's Coming Up Tonight at 5:30

VT Delegators

Senator Bernie Sanders will be introducing single payer healthcare legislation. 

NVRH Volunteer

We spoke with NVRH regarding ways volunteers help individuals suffering from Cancer.

COCORAHS

The group is looking for volunteers for precipitation observations in Burke, Newark, and Kirby