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

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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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SJA Faculty Awarded Grants

SJAGrantsST. JOHNSBURY - St. Johnsbury Academy awarded grants to two faculty members of $250 each. The grants are based around the school's technology integration program and help to provide the equipment necessary to get technology in the classroom. 

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St. Johnsbury Academy Scholars Team

Scholars Bowl 2ST. JOHNSBURY - For many students, your school's extracurricular activities can be a highlight to your high school experience. The St. Johnsbury Academy offers nearly 50 extracurricular activities outside of their organized sports teams run through the Athletic Department. One of these activities is leading a team of young men to a championship competition.

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Chimney Fire Awarness

fire fightersST. JOHNSBURY- Chimney fires are some of the most common avoidable fires that firefighters have to deal with. Chimney fires are formed when creosote, a very flammable substance, builds up in the flue. St Johnsbury fire crews responded today to a fire at 1240 Breezy Hill Road when the home owner reported a loud crackling sound, similar to a freight train, echoing through his home.

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St. Johnsbury vs Nelson Update

court roomSAINT JOHNSBURY- A permanent town manager was appointed in September of 2010, Ralph Nelson, but almost two years later,Nelson was fired by selectboard members Jim Rust and Bernard Timson. Since Nelson was let go, the role of town manager has been divided between four people.

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School Cop Coming to St. Johnsbury?

St J School CopST. JOHNSBURY - Following the tragedy at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut last December, schools nationwide have been taking extra security precautions. The St. Johnsbury School may soon be joining in on the efforts.

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Bells Rung and Summer Fun

Kiwanis PoolST. JOHNSBURY - For 63 years The St. Johnsbury Kiwanis Club has been turning the sound of auction bells to splashing water and summer fun. Since 1950, the club has been holding their annual auction to raise money to support the swimming pool.

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Weather Spotters

wind speedST JOHNSBURY- Social networking for some its a way to keep up on what their friends are doing. To others its a way of  finding a job. For some its even a way to record weather. Tracking weather may seem mundane to some but to others there is a large network of people who do just that.

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New Ladder Truck In The Works

Ladder truckST. JOHNSBURY - The St. Johnsbury Fire Department continues to make progress towards the purchase of a new ladder truck. The current ladder truck is 37-years old, recently failed inspection, and repairs are expensive.

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Passumpsic River Pots

passumpsicriverpotteryST. JOHNSBURY - One local artist has been using nature's beauty to create beauty of his own.

Jeffrey Coelho's pottery is even more unique than others.

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Read Across America Day

readacrossamericaST. JOHNSBURY- St. Johnsbury School teachers and students alike dawned their best Seuss hats for this years Read Across America Day.Read Across America, a campaign designed by the National Education Association to get children excited about reading, hosts a nationwide celebration that takes place on the school day closest to March 2nd, Dr. Seuss' birthday.

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5 Star Quality Care

bestnursinghomeST. JOHNSBURY - The St. Johnsbury Health & Rehab Center was recently named one of the nation's best nursing homes by U.S. News & World Report, earning themselves a perfect five star rating.

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St Johnsbury Update

st johnsburyST JOHNSBURY - With the first meeting in St. Johnsbury since last weeks town meeting day, it will also be the first meeting for new elected officials as well.Jeff and Tom Moore are the new elected officials that now serve the town of St Johnsbury. All though there are new faces in the town, some of the issues have not been resolved.

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What's Coming Up At 5:30

What's Coming Up Tonight at 5:30

St. Johnsbury Police

Find out what the new updates are on teh hiring of a Police Chief.

 

Wells River Opiod Crisis

Find out the details tonight at 5:30. 

 

Local Business Prepares for the Holidays

Find out what business is doing all it can to prep for the holiday season.