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There are allegations of sexual misconduct against a Thetford Academy student. 
There are allegations of sexual misconduct against a Thetford Academy student. 
Author: WCAX News
Posted: July 20, 2017, 4:30 pm
The board of trustees of the New England Center for Circus Arts has resigned, following the resignation of the executive director, amid an outcry over the dismissal of the prominent circus school's founders.
The board of trustees of the New England Center for Circus Arts has resigned, following the resignation of the executive director, amid an outcry over the dismissal of the prominent circus school's founders.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 4:19 pm
The mayor of Burlington, Vermont, wants officials to look into the city's lifeguard policies and review unused mooring platforms in Lake Champlain after a teen drowned while swimming to one of the structures.
The mayor of Burlington, Vermont, wants officials to look into the city's lifeguard policies and review unused mooring platforms in Lake Champlain after a teen drowned while swimming to one of the structures.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 4:16 pm
We're learning more about the person of interest in a Middlesex homicide investigation. And the victim's sister says Cindy Cook was having "issues" with her boyfriend. 
We're learning more about the person of interest in a Middlesex homicide investigation. And the victim's sister says Cindy Cook was having "issues" with her boyfriend. 
Author: Alexandra Montgomery
Posted: July 20, 2017, 4:10 pm
Much of the state's marijuana legalization debate swirls around safety on the roadway. Our Kyle Midura explains just how Vermont goes after stoned drivers now and whether it works. 
Much of the state's marijuana legalization debate swirls around safety on the roadway. Our Kyle Midura explains just how Vermont goes after stoned drivers now and whether it works. 
Author: Kyle Midura
Posted: July 20, 2017, 3:12 pm
A teenage girl is recovering after being rescued by helicopter from New Hampshire's Mount Monadnock.
A teenage girl is recovering after being rescued by helicopter from New Hampshire's Mount Monadnock.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 1:53 pm
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the state won't tolerate landlords who refuse to rent to people because they have children.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the state won't tolerate landlords who refuse to rent to people because they have children.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 1:51 pm
The Burlington Electric Department is encouraging the community to reduce its energy use during what's expected to be a hot summer day.
The Burlington Electric Department is encouraging the community to reduce its energy use during what's expected to be a hot summer day.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 1:49 pm
A slew of charges for an Essex Junction woman accused of drugged driving.
A slew of charges for an Essex Junction woman accused of drugged driving.
Author: WCAX News
Posted: July 20, 2017, 1:45 pm
Randal Gebo is behind bars.
Randal Gebo is behind bars.
Author: WCAX News
Posted: July 20, 2017, 1:42 pm
Lisa Sayman last saw Randal Gebo July fifth. "I knew something was kind of funny with him when he came in,” said Lisa, Gebo’s ex-girlfriend.
Lisa Sayman last saw Randal Gebo July fifth. "I knew something was kind of funny with him when he came in,” said Lisa, Gebo’s ex-girlfriend.
Author: Priscilla Liguori
Posted: July 20, 2017, 1:41 pm
Milton police are investigating a collision between a car and a bicycle.
Milton police are investigating a collision between a car and a bicycle.
Author: WCAX News
Posted: July 20, 2017, 1:32 pm
More than 100 dairy cows and calves were killed in a barn fire in Northern New York.
More than 100 dairy cows and calves were killed in a barn fire in Northern New York.
Author: Rose Gomez
Posted: July 19, 2017, 11:42 pm
A water safety refresher and an easy-to-remember catchphrase that could save your life. 
A water safety refresher and an easy-to-remember catchphrase that could save your life. 
Author: WCAX News
Posted: July 19, 2017, 11:16 pm
Two Vermont anglers are celebrating their record-breaking fish. 
Two Vermont anglers are celebrating their record-breaking fish. 
Author: WCAX News
Posted: July 19, 2017, 11:14 pm
A real life stampede was caught on camera in New Hampshire. 
A real life stampede was caught on camera in New Hampshire. 
Author: WCAX News
Posted: July 19, 2017, 11:12 pm
A new health care facility means patients in New York's North Country won't have to travel so far to see their doctors. 
A new health care facility means patients in New York's North Country won't have to travel so far to see their doctors. 
Author: Rose Gomez
Posted: July 19, 2017, 11:08 pm
Company officials say General Dynamics in Williston, Vermont, is not affected. 
Company officials say General Dynamics in Williston, Vermont, is not affected. 
Author: Darren Perron
Posted: July 19, 2017, 10:52 pm
Half a million dollars is on the way for improvements at a Burlington park. 
Half a million dollars is on the way for improvements at a Burlington park. 
Author: Priscilla Liguori
Posted: July 19, 2017, 10:49 pm
A well-known Vermont lawyer found himself on the other side of the law and now he'll spend more than a year in prison. 
A well-known Vermont lawyer found himself on the other side of the law and now he'll spend more than a year in prison. 
Author: Darren Perron
Posted: July 19, 2017, 10:47 pm
A Rutland City teen is behind bars for allegedly sexually assaulting 14-year-old earlier this month. 
A Rutland City teen is behind bars for allegedly sexually assaulting 14-year-old earlier this month. 
Author: Taylor Young
Posted: July 19, 2017, 10:43 pm
An arrest warrant is revealing new details about a person of interest in a Vermont homicide case.
An arrest warrant is revealing new details about a person of interest in a Vermont homicide case.
Author: Alexandra Montgomery
Posted: July 19, 2017, 10:39 pm
As people across the country are cutting the cord, many rural Vermonters are still reliant on their land line phones. 
As people across the country are cutting the cord, many rural Vermonters are still reliant on their land line phones. 
Author: WCAX News
Posted: July 19, 2017, 10:26 pm
Protecting the border is largely up to two federal agencies. We already took you behind the front lines with the U.S. Border Patrol. Now, Tyler Dumont takes us on the job with U.S. Customs and Border Protection. 
Protecting the border is largely up to two federal agencies. We already took you behind the front lines with the U.S. Border Patrol. Now, Tyler Dumont takes us on the job with U.S. Customs and Border Protection. 
Author: Tyler Dumont
Posted: July 19, 2017, 10:13 pm
A program in Burlington uses yoga to help recovering addicts.
A program in Burlington uses yoga to help recovering addicts.
Author: WCAX News
Posted: July 19, 2017, 10:10 pm
Green Mountain Power is recognizing a Vermont woman for her efforts to improve lake quality. 
Green Mountain Power is recognizing a Vermont woman for her efforts to improve lake quality. 
Author: WCAX News
Posted: July 19, 2017, 10:08 pm
An international safety driving course has rolled into town to help teens behind the wheel and create peace of mind for parents. 
An international safety driving course has rolled into town to help teens behind the wheel and create peace of mind for parents. 
Author: Melissa Sheketoff
Posted: July 19, 2017, 10:05 pm
A Richmond man who recently won a $100,000 settlement from the city of Burlington over a false drug arrest is back in jail on a drug charge. 
A Richmond man who recently won a $100,000 settlement from the city of Burlington over a false drug arrest is back in jail on a drug charge. 
Posted: July 19, 2017, 8:17 pm
A bipartisan group of seven members of the U.S. House of Representatives from northern New England and upstate New York is working together to reauthorize a program that provides economic development funds across the region.
A bipartisan group of seven members of the U.S. House of Representatives from northern New England and upstate New York is working together to reauthorize a program that provides economic development funds across the region.
Posted: July 19, 2017, 7:13 pm
The Manchester VA Medical Center, under investigation after reports of substandard treatment and conditions, is now dealing with flooding and severe water damage.
The Manchester VA Medical Center, under investigation after reports of substandard treatment and conditions, is now dealing with flooding and severe water damage.
Posted: July 19, 2017, 7:10 pm
New Hampshire authorities are investigating a possible opioid overdose by a 6-year-old boy in Manchester.
New Hampshire authorities are investigating a possible opioid overdose by a 6-year-old boy in Manchester.
Posted: July 19, 2017, 7:08 pm
The New England Center for Circus Arts has resumed summer camp classes after a brief strike by instructors over the firing of its founders.
The New England Center for Circus Arts has resumed summer camp classes after a brief strike by instructors over the firing of its founders.
Posted: July 19, 2017, 5:46 pm
Sponsors of a $200,000 marketing initiative hope to entice professionals working in cities like New York and Boston to visit and eventually live there.
Sponsors of a $200,000 marketing initiative hope to entice professionals working in cities like New York and Boston to visit and eventually live there.
Posted: July 19, 2017, 4:26 pm
A project in South Burlington aims to get help kids in Cuba get school supplies. 
A project in South Burlington aims to get help kids in Cuba get school supplies. 
Author: WCAX News
Posted: July 19, 2017, 4:21 pm
WCAX News has obtained the death certificate for Cindy Cook but it does not reveal how she died. 
WCAX News has obtained the death certificate for Cindy Cook but it does not reveal how she died. 
Author: WCAX News
Posted: July 19, 2017, 3:44 pm
A boil water order in effect for the entire town of Cumberland Head, New York. 
A boil water order in effect for the entire town of Cumberland Head, New York. 
Author: WCAX News
Posted: July 19, 2017, 3:37 pm
U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster is asking for a field hearing on allegations of substandard conditions and treatment at the Manchester VA Medical Center.
U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster is asking for a field hearing on allegations of substandard conditions and treatment at the Manchester VA Medical Center.
Posted: July 19, 2017, 2:40 pm
A law that decriminalizes possession of small amounts of marijuana in New Hampshire will go into effect in 60 days.
A law that decriminalizes possession of small amounts of marijuana in New Hampshire will go into effect in 60 days.
Posted: July 19, 2017, 2:35 pm
A teachers union in a Vermont school district has rejected the school board's latest contract offer and is entering a mediated fact-finding process.
A teachers union in a Vermont school district has rejected the school board's latest contract offer and is entering a mediated fact-finding process.
Posted: July 19, 2017, 2:25 pm
The New Hampshire Department of Transportation plans to conduct a routine inspection of a long-closed Connecticut River bridge that links North Walpole with the village of Bellows Falls, Vermont.
The New Hampshire Department of Transportation plans to conduct a routine inspection of a long-closed Connecticut River bridge that links North Walpole with the village of Bellows Falls, Vermont.
Posted: July 19, 2017, 2:22 pm
A famous car will soon roll out of the history books, thanks to a Vermont man who helped solve a World War I mystery. 
A famous car will soon roll out of the history books, thanks to a Vermont man who helped solve a World War I mystery. 
Author: Alex Hirsch
Posted: July 19, 2017, 2:13 pm
It's a service dog graduation. After eight months and 250 hours of training, veteran Robbie Phillips says the best times with his four-legged friend Gracie are just getting started.
It's a service dog graduation. After eight months and 250 hours of training, veteran Robbie Phillips says the best times with his four-legged friend Gracie are just getting started.
Author: Priscilla Liguori
Posted: July 19, 2017, 1:46 pm
Millions of dollars are on their way to dozens of states across the country to help fight the opiate crisis, including Vermont.
Millions of dollars are on their way to dozens of states across the country to help fight the opiate crisis, including Vermont.
Author: WCAX News
Posted: July 19, 2017, 1:43 pm
A memorial is up in Winooski for the 11-year-old boy who drowned there last week.
A memorial is up in Winooski for the 11-year-old boy who drowned there last week.
Author: Priscilla Liguori
Posted: July 19, 2017, 1:41 pm
A man was thrown off his motorcycle Tuesday in Pittsford.
A man was thrown off his motorcycle Tuesday in Pittsford.
Author: WCAX News
Posted: July 19, 2017, 1:39 pm
Countless college students go on service trips each year. We're taking a look at the power of service learning.
Countless college students go on service trips each year. We're taking a look at the power of service learning.
Author: Keith McGilvery
Posted: July 19, 2017, 3:30 am
The man charged with fixing problems at the VA hospital in Manchester comes from the facility in White River Junction. Our Adam Sullivan talked to veterans about conditions there. 
The man charged with fixing problems at the VA hospital in Manchester comes from the facility in White River Junction. Our Adam Sullivan talked to veterans about conditions there. 
Author: Adam Sullivan
Posted: July 19, 2017, 12:56 am
Dartmouth College says a sports teams violated the school's hazing policy. Now, the women's swimming and diving team is on probation for a year. 
Dartmouth College says a sports teams violated the school's hazing policy. Now, the women's swimming and diving team is on probation for a year. 
Author: WCAX News
Posted: July 19, 2017, 12:35 am
The Boston Bruins' mascot is visiting libraries to promote reading. 
The Boston Bruins' mascot is visiting libraries to promote reading. 
Author: Adam Sullivan
Posted: July 18, 2017, 11:13 pm
Police have released the identity of a woman who died in a Townshend fire.
Police have released the identity of a woman who died in a Townshend fire.
Author: WCAX News
Posted: July 18, 2017, 10:55 pm
A three-year, $1.8 million grant for UVM College of Medicine Professor James Hudziak and his efforts to reduce use of alcohol and drugs among college students. 
A three-year, $1.8 million grant for UVM College of Medicine Professor James Hudziak and his efforts to reduce use of alcohol and drugs among college students. 
Author: Eva McKend
Posted: July 18, 2017, 10:55 pm
Police now say slaying victim Cindy Cook and her boyfriend, Randal Gebo, may have been camping at the Shady Rill picnic area. 
Police now say slaying victim Cindy Cook and her boyfriend, Randal Gebo, may have been camping at the Shady Rill picnic area. 
Author: WCAX News
Posted: July 18, 2017, 10:53 pm
A stop for erratic driving in Burlington led police to a stolen car, cash and jewelry in Colchester. Now, police are trying to ID their suspect. 
A stop for erratic driving in Burlington led police to a stolen car, cash and jewelry in Colchester. Now, police are trying to ID their suspect. 
Author: Julie Kelley
Posted: July 18, 2017, 10:50 pm
Abandoned properties scatter the city of Rutland and residents are footing the bill. How the city hopes to put $1.5 million worth of property back on the market. 
Abandoned properties scatter the city of Rutland and residents are footing the bill. How the city hopes to put $1.5 million worth of property back on the market. 
Author: Taylor Young
Posted: July 18, 2017, 10:40 pm
Vermont's attorney general says the DMV's facial recognition program should stay suspended.
Vermont's attorney general says the DMV's facial recognition program should stay suspended.
Author: Keith McGilvery
Posted: July 18, 2017, 10:30 pm
The U.S. border with Mexico gets all the attention but illegal crossings are also a problem along the U.S.-Canada border. Our Tyler Dumont got an inside look at patrols on land and on the water. 
The U.S. border with Mexico gets all the attention but illegal crossings are also a problem along the U.S.-Canada border. Our Tyler Dumont got an inside look at patrols on land and on the water. 
Author: Tyler Dumont
Posted: July 18, 2017, 10:23 pm
A criminal remains on the loose in Colorado after damaging a local business. But this is not your typical suspect.
A criminal remains on the loose in Colorado after damaging a local business. But this is not your typical suspect.
Author: WCAX News
Posted: July 18, 2017, 10:19 pm
Doctors are sharpening their scalpels for a political fight over just how many care facilities Vermont needs. 
Doctors are sharpening their scalpels for a political fight over just how many care facilities Vermont needs. 
Author: Kyle Midura
Posted: July 18, 2017, 10:16 pm
A head-on crash snarled traffic in Colchester Tuesday afternoon.
A head-on crash snarled traffic in Colchester Tuesday afternoon.
Author: WCAX News
Posted: July 18, 2017, 10:14 pm
Police say a Vermont man who has pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from a December crash that killed a Rutland couple was texting at the time of the crash.
Police say a Vermont man who has pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from a December crash that killed a Rutland couple was texting at the time of the crash.
Posted: July 18, 2017, 9:04 pm
A judge just gave the green light for crews to start the big, new mall project in Burlington. 
A judge just gave the green light for crews to start the big, new mall project in Burlington. 
Author: WCAX News
Posted: July 18, 2017, 8:54 pm
The mascot name change fight continues in South Burlington.
The mascot name change fight continues in South Burlington.
Author: WCAX News
Posted: July 18, 2017, 8:47 pm
Police have released new details about a Rutland man found dead in Lake Champlain. 
Police have released new details about a Rutland man found dead in Lake Champlain. 
Author: WCAX News
Posted: July 18, 2017, 8:42 pm
Construction is underway in Rutland on 22 units of affordable housing that will mark the completion of a $22 million, yearslong project to renovate and rebuild a public housing complex in the Vermont city.
Construction is underway in Rutland on 22 units of affordable housing that will mark the completion of a $22 million, yearslong project to renovate and rebuild a public housing complex in the Vermont city.
Posted: July 18, 2017, 4:30 pm
The doctors and medical employees who reported what they consider dangerous and substandard care were back at work Monday. Why they were surprised by the reception they received. 
The doctors and medical employees who reported what they consider dangerous and substandard care were back at work Monday. Why they were surprised by the reception they received. 
Author: WCAX News
Posted: July 18, 2017, 4:24 pm
Can you help police identify a theft suspect? 
Can you help police identify a theft suspect? 
Author: WCAX News
Posted: July 18, 2017, 3:35 pm
Health officials say a second case of a rare tick-borne virus has been confirmed and another is probable in the upstate New York county where a man died last month after contracting the illness.
Health officials say a second case of a rare tick-borne virus has been confirmed and another is probable in the upstate New York county where a man died last month after contracting the illness.
Posted: July 18, 2017, 3:23 pm
Police in South Burlington say they caught a car thief. 
Police in South Burlington say they caught a car thief. 
Author: WCAX News
Posted: July 18, 2017, 3:05 pm
A dog that saw a baby deer in danger of drowning in New York jumped in and dragged it to shore.
A dog that saw a baby deer in danger of drowning in New York jumped in and dragged it to shore.
Posted: July 18, 2017, 2:04 pm
Four airports in upstate New York are getting a financial boost from the federal government.
Four airports in upstate New York are getting a financial boost from the federal government.
Posted: July 18, 2017, 1:59 pm
Another poll says Gov. Andrew Cuomo's popularity is sagging amid New York City's transit troubles.
Another poll says Gov. Andrew Cuomo's popularity is sagging amid New York City's transit troubles.
Posted: July 18, 2017, 1:55 pm
A rare, inside look at the work of the men and women who secure our northern border. Our Tyler Dumont went on the job with the U.S. Border Patrol and found much of their work relies on secret, hidden technology. 
A rare, inside look at the work of the men and women who secure our northern border. Our Tyler Dumont went on the job with the U.S. Border Patrol and found much of their work relies on secret, hidden technology. 
Author: Tyler Dumont
Posted: July 17, 2017, 10:09 pm