Lots of Locks for Love

loxofloveOne St. Johnsbury Academy Senior is going the distance to help out people in need. Kayla Davis decided for her senior project that she would collect hair donations for the Locks Of Love organization. The results were astounding, as she collected three hundred ponytails for the cause.

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Keeping the Community Warm

coat driveST. JOHNSBURY - The weather is turning colder again, and that means digging out the hats, gloves and winter coats. Many people in our area don’t have the gear they need to stay warm this winter season. One recent event did what it could to provide cold weather-clothing to community members in need this past weekend.

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New Place: New Face

beat storyST.JOHNSBURY- There is a new face roaming the halls and football field at St. Johnsbury Academy as new Head Coach and Assistant Athletic Director Rich Alercio has found himself a new home. As a player and coach at both the high school and collegiate level, Alercio has made football a major part of his everyday life.

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Ruff Life

dogmtST. JOHNSBURY - The Northeast Kingdom has something to offer that you can't find anywhere else; a unique place that gives dog-lovers a place to come together and let man's best friend roam around, leash-free. Dog Mountain is a 150 acre land that started as a mere a dream while under a coma.

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How's Your Health Connection?

vthealthconnecSt.Johnsbury-The Vermont Health connection had some diffcutly getting off the ground. According to health navigator, Gina O'Mera, "it started out a little difficult...there was a whole bunch of people trying to enrol at one time...we anticipated some problems, but everyday it gets better."

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Calex: Lets Make a Deal

calex subscriptionST. JOHNSBURY- While most people do not pay attention to, or simply discard most subscription offers that come through their mailboxes, the offer that the Calex ambulance organization sends out is one that people might want to pay more attention to.

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Changes Coming to Calex

calex boardST. JOHNSBURY- Changes are coming to the ambulance organization Calex as the Calex board of directors met Monday night at NVRH in St. Johnsbury to discuss some new changes to its by-laws, and members of their board.

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National Feral Day

feralcatST. JOHNSBURY – October 16th is National Feral Day and the St. Johnsbury Kingdom Animal Shelter spent the day educating the public on feral cats. A Feral cat may look like an average cat but due to lack of human contact they have reverted to a wild state and have a serious fear of humans.

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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


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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