Ebola Scare

ebola in vermontVERMONT- A man from Vermont has been quarantined after returning to the United States from West Africa yesterday afternoon. After landing at JFK he was escorted by law enforcement back to Vermont.

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Teen Driver Safety

teendriversVERMONT - This week marks the seventh annual National Teen Drivers Safety Week. The week was created in an effort to stress the importance of safety for younger drivers as they learn the rules of the road. 

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Regulating Hunting With Drones In Vermont

DronesWhileHuntingVERMONT - Dave Cowley is the owner and pilot of a quadcopter - also known as a drone. He flies it often in the crisp afternoon skies over the Kingdom. And, he says, the device could change the way hunters find game in Vermont.

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Prue Case: The Verdict

allenprueBURLINGTON - Allen Prue has been found guilty of first degree murder of Melissa Jenkins.

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Barton Solar Farm

barton solar farmBARTON- Construction in Barton is currently underway for a 25 acre solar farm. Barton Solar has partnered up with Essex Capital Partners to develop a 1.89 mega watt photovoltaic electric generation facility, also known as a solar farm.

 

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Science Scores Drop

necapVERMONT -- The statewide science assessment results from Spring 2014 were released last week for students in grades four, eight, and eleven. Results are showing that on average, students in each of these grades fell short of last years scores. 

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Bucks Blanked By Blue Devils

alannah farley bmuWELLS RIVER - The Blue Mountain Union Lady Bucks looked to avenge their winless record Wednesday evening when they hosted the Williamstown Blue Devils. The Blue Devils marched into town with a three game winning streak.

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Welch Addresses ISIS

petieVERMONTVermont Representative Peter Welch voted against passing a bill allowing President Obama new authority to battle ISIS on Tuesday. Welch feels as if the Sunis and Shiites should resolve their democractic differences without the help of American government intervention. 

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Stun Gun Bill Advances

stun gunsVERMONT - The Vermont House has agreed on Senate changes to a bill calling for statewide training standards for police whom carry electronic stun guns.  

 

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Tar Sands Pumping Through Pipelines?

tar sandsVERMONT- The Green Mountain State is trying to keep their nickname by saying no to tar sands. Although the substance could help the state out economically, envorimentally it would be destroyed.

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Woman Trained in Vermont Injured in Circus Act

Circus disasterVERMONT- An incident happened at a Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey circus in Providence, Rhode Island over the weekend. Nine performers were injured after the device that suspended the women released.

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Turkey Season Takes Off

turkey hunting thumbnailVERMONT-  Spring turkey hunting season opened in Vermont on Thursday. Residents with hunting licenses are allowed to hunt from yesterday, May 1st, all the way up until the end of the month.

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It's a Go for Labeling GMO's

gmoVERMONT - The only thing between Vermont and becoming the first state to require labelng of a genetically modified organism (GMO) in food is a pending signature from Governor Peter Shumlin. Both the Senate and the House support the passing of the bill, however, some of the locals don't see it the same way.

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Alzheimer's Disease

alzheimersVERMONT - When most people hear the term Alzheimer's, they cringe at the thought that they may have it someday, or that someone they know already does. Alzheimer's is a common type of dementia that generally occurs in patients age 65 or older. Alzheimer's causes memory problems, as well as difficulty in thinking and behavior.

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Shumlin Approval Rating Down

shumlin approvalVERMONT - Governor Peter Shumlin's approval rating has dropped from 65 percent to under 50 percent according to the Castleton Polling Institute. Incumbents usually lose approval over time, but this is different.

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Officials: Don't "Plunge" In

polar plungeVERMONT - With temperatures heating up, a new trend has been running rampant on social media - and it's being called the "Polar Plunge 2014."

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Sanders says Earth Day is a Wake-Up Call

SandersVERMONT- Vermont state Sen. Bernie Sanders, said that Earth Day is a reminder that dramatic action is needed to curb the carbon and methane emissions responsible for the crisis of global warming. Sanders has introduced two new bills that could help cut the emission of greenhouse gases.

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The Future of Vermont’s Trash

nekwasteVERMONT-Vermont is known for being one of the “greenest states” in the U.S. but we didn’t get that title from our rolling green hills. It’s our eco-friendly state of mind that puts us high in the ranking, and the state has plans to continue upholding its environmental responsibilities well into the future.

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Commute Times Delayed Due To Construction

highway constructionVERMONT- With the spring time upon us construction throughout the state has resumed. For the next few months there will be extensive work on almost every local state road and highway. 

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F-35s Coming to Burlington

F-35.jpgVERMONT - Don't be surprised to see F-35's landing at Burlington National Airport in the near future. The United States military and government have decided to make these jet fighters native to Vermont. These planes will arrive in the year 2020. Right now they are being tested to make sure that they are ready to fly, problem-free.

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Weakening Ice

weakening iceVERMONT - Spring time has finally arrived and that means one thing, the sun is out and it is getting warmer. What does this mean for winter enthusiasts?

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Stun Gun Standards

stun gunsVERMONT - The Vermont House has given preliminary approval to bill H.225 that would create statewide standards on electronic stun gun use by police. Yesterday, News7 reporter John Kazar spoke with a St. Johnsbury senior officer who has used his stun gun while on patrol.

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Money Problems

money problemsVERMONT - Although the state's minimum wage is above the federal law, Vermonters still struggle to make ends meet.

With minimum wage set at $8.73, Vermonters devote much of their pay to taxes and rising prices in other areas, such as gas prices, local taxes (due to results from Town Meeting Day) and general expenses that are always rising, such as high school and college tuition.

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Veteran Bill Benefits

veterans_going_to_school.jpgVERMONT - Senator Bernie Sanders has just recently created a Veterans Bill that assist veterans via it's many benefits. One of these benefits is healthcare, which will help get the treatment they need as quickly as possible.

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10th Annual Ice Fishing Derby

ice fishingWESTMORE- The 10th Annual Ice Fishing Derby has officially started today. The tournament will take place until 12 p.m. on Sunday, February 16. The registration fee is $30 and all fishermen must have a valid Vermont fishing license.

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