Mobile Medical Internation Corperation

miccST. JOHNSBURY - The Mobile Medical International Corporation, or MMIC, has placed fourth in a list of the top 50 innovative companies for this year. This is a global company based out of St. Johnsbury and makes mobile medical units to help those in need.

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Meetings, Money, and Snowmoblies

st.j selectboardST. JOHNSBURY- The St. Johnsbury Selectboard held an important meeting Monday night in which they discuss snowmobiles and the town's money.  The board discussed a possible snowmobile lease which would allow snowmobiles access to the rail trail in St. Johnsbury.

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Prues Back in Court

prues in courtST. JOHNSBURY - Allen and Patricia Prue are still awaiting their trial in the murder case of Melissa Jenkins. The couple returned to court last week answering to additional charges of murder conspiracy and kidnapping. To add to that, Patricia Prue is also facing eight more charges for child pornography, after police found images of underage females on her computer.

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Kingdom Marine

WWII memorialNORTHEAST KINGDOM - The recent federal government shutdown has also closed many momuments and memorials in and around Washington D.C. Many veterans across the nation, including some in the Northeast Kingdom are very upset. On Tuesday, a group of World War II Veterans from Iowa arrived in the nation's capitol, to not be let into the monument they traveled to see.

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Gov't Shutdown Affecting the Fairbanks

shutdownfairbanksST. JOHNSBURY- The Saint Johnsbury Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium is receiving a $150,000 grant of it's quarter-million dollar exhibit from the federal government for a new exhibit. However, they currently can't obtain that money with Washington in turmoil.

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Prue Case Update

pruesST. JOHNSBURY- A status conference was held Monday afternoon at the Caledonia Superior Court in which Judge Robert Bent acknowledged the state's new charges against Allen and Patricia Prue in the Melissa Jenkins murder case.

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Cassandra Wilson Took the Stage in St. Johnsbury

Cassandra WilsonST. JOHNSBURY - Two-time Grammy award winning jazz artist Cassandra Wilson performed at a sold out Fuller Hall in St. Johnsbury Sunday night.

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Colors of the Kingdom

Colors of the NEKST. JOHNSBURY- On Saturday, spectators of all ages gathered in St. Johnsbury for the annual Colors of the Kingdom fall foliage festival.

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NEKYS Shelter Walk

nekys walkST. JOHNSBURY - The Northeast Kingdom Youth Services, or NEKYS, held their 10th annual Shelter Walk this past weekend, and for the first time ever it was part of St. Johnsbury's Fall Foliage Parade. NEKYS has been serving the youth for 36 years now and have served more than 4,107 people in both Caledonia and Essex counties.

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Time for Trout

time for troutST. JOHNSBURY -  Warm weather has many people thinking about their favorite time of year... trout season. One groug is helping to make fishermen everywere smile. The Vermonts Trophy Trout Program stocks some of the largest trout in the nation. The Passumpsic River is now the home to five hundred new fish.

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Kunin Speaks Out

kuninspeaksoutST. JOHNSBURY - Former Governor Madeline Kunin spoke at Catamount Arts last night.

She spoke on many different topics, including being the first female governor.

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Local Food to Local Mouths

local community farmST. JOHNSBURY - Here in the Northeast Kingdom, local farms provide fresh vegetables, fruit, and meat via farmers markets. Avid farmers in St. Johnsbury have made their own community farm that supports not only meal sites, but also anyone in the community who wishes to take part.

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L.I. Janitor Pleads Not Guilty To Petit Larceny Charges

janitor arraingedSAINT JOHNSBURY - Janitor Christopher Lafleur was in court Monday facing petit larceny charges after he allegedly stole money from student's dorm rooms.

According to police, earlier this year students at Lyndon Institute noticed money missing from their dorm rooms and setup an undercover camera which caught Lafleur taking the cash.

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RCT Bus Catches Fire

bus fire2SAINT JOHNSBURY - A bus parked in the lot of B and W Mechanical Services caught fire Sunday afternoon. Officials say a Rural Community Transportation bus was parked and unoccupied at the time when it's engine caught fire. The bus was waiting to be looked at for electrical problems

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Heroes Honored At St. Johnsbury Dinner

herodinner

ST. JOHNSBURY - Several local heroes were honored at last night's "Unsung Heroes Celebration Dinner," which took place at St. Johnsbury Academy's Streeter Hall Cafeteria on Thursday night. The dinner was designed to showcase community members who volunteer work in the community can sometimes go unnoticed, and the honorees featured faces familiar to those active in the Northeast Kingdom community.

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Sequester Cuts Hits NEK Seniors

meals picNORTHEAST KINGDOM - Sequester cuts in Washington are effecting seniors in the North East Kingdom, where some may have to be put on a waiting list for the Meals on Wheels program.

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Henson In Court

hensonSAINT JOHNSBURY - WCAX reporter Matt Henson was in court Monday, facing charges of lewd and lascivious conduct and engaging in a prohibited act, stemming from an altercation last month.

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Director Leaves Athenaeum

director leavesST. JOHNSBURY - The athenaeum will be looking for a new director.

Matthew Powers has decided to leave the Athenaeum to take the same position at the Woodstock Historical Society.

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St. Johnsbury's Fashionable Students

fashion programST. JOHNSBURY - Starting as just a club, the St. Johnsbury Academy Fashion Department  has been stitched together over 14 years to become not only a popular choice for students, but a way for them to explore and expand their skills. Students in the fashion program design and construct their own clothes, giving them an unique opportunity not many high school students have.

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St. Johnsbury Frisbee

ultimate frisbeeST. JOHNSBURY- Ultimate Frisbee is a relatively new competitive sport, but it's not new to last year's champions - St. Johnsbury Academy.

Alongside Head Coach Josh Seamon, the team is looking to keep their title.

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Band of the Century

stj bandST. JOHNSBURY- The St. Johnsbury band rehearsed last night for their annual event called the Festival of Bands.

The event will take place on Wednesday night at the St. Johnsbury School.

 

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Out of Control Fire Burns 2 Acres

fire fighter brushSAINT JOHNSBURY - Crews were busy Saturday afternoon in Saint Johnsbury as high winds blew embers from a small fire onto a hill off Route 2 catching it on fire. The Saint Johnsbury fire department were called to an area of land off Route 2 in East Saint Johnsbury after a homeowner started a fire in a firepit and with the help of strong winds, blew embers onto the grass starting another fire "the wind was just right" says fire chief Troy Ruggles "the grass was dry enough so it was perfect conditions for a brush fire."

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Hunting Easter Eggs

easter ST JOHNSBURY - As the countdown to Easter began for children in St Johnsbury, the day before dozens lined up to get there shot at the golden egg. Dozens of parents and kids came out to the lawn of the North Congrational Church in Saint Johnsbury Saturday to find candy in an Easter egg hunt put on by KIX 105.5.

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Remembering Melissa Jenkins

jenkins memorialSAINT JOHNSBURY - Saturday afternoon, Saint Johnsbury Academy held a memorial service in Fuller Hall for Melissa Jenkins.

Co-workers, family, friends, and members of the community gathered to celebrate her life on the one-year anniversary of her death.

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Former Town Manager Coming Back?

special meetingST. JOHNSBURY - The St. Johnsbury Select board had an early morning meeting this Thursday. They are trying to make progress on getting St. Johnsbury a town manager. 

The open session did not last long before the group moved into executive session almost immediately. Towns attorneys were present but only for legal advice.

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What's Coming Up At 5:30

What's Coming Up Tonight at 5:30

Toy Swap

One local group taking donations to cloth the needy.

 

School Music Wall

6th graders are asking for community donations of pots and pans so they can build a music wall for all students in the school to use on the playground.

 

Village Donations

The Village sports store donated some cleats to Lyndon Institute