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Prell case progressing through Clinton County Court

PLATTSBURGH - A court conference has been set in the case of a former Clinton Correctional Facility employee accused of inappropriate behavior with an inmate. Denise Prell, 38, of Schuyler Falls is scheduled to appear in Clinton County Court May 24. She was arraigned Thursday before Judge William

PRESS REPUBLICAN - 2018-03-23 19:43:22

School play causes drama in the North Country

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (WCAX) A school play is causing some drama in the North Country. "To Kill a Mockingbird" is an American classic about a fictional town in Alabama during the Great Depression. The book, in part, is about Atticus Finch, a white lawyer who takes a case to defend Tom Robinson, a black

WCAX - 2018-03-24 01:14:00

A faraway kingdom with a twist

CHAZY - Let your "freak flag fly" this weekend with "Shrek The Musical," a spring production by the Adirondack Regional Theatre (ART) and Chazy Music Theatre (CMT). The theatrical companies pack a double punch bringing to life a faraway kingdom in need of a swamp draining. A GREEN TALE "We go to Dul

PRESS REPUBLICAN - 2018-03-23 18:06:41

Health officials link norovirus outbreak to S. Burlington restaurant

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) Vermont health officials are warning about a norovirus outbreak linked to the Windjammer Restaurant and Upper Deck Pub in South Burlington. Officials say they have received more than 50 reports of illness and that nine lab tests confirmed the presence of the highly-infec

WCAX - 2018-03-23 22:39:00

Burlington man sentenced to 96 months in prison for crack cocaine trafficking

News Release - U.S. Department of Justice March 22, 2018 Contact: Tim Atkinson United States Attorney's Office, District of Vermont 802-951-6725 [email protected] Burlington - The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that on March 22, 2018, Travis Barrow, 31, w

VTDIGGER - 2018-03-23 20:55:15

Woman charged in bank fraud in Shelburne and other towns

Police photoElizabeth Rodriguez A New York city woman, who attempted to bilk four Vermont banks, including illegally withdrawing $6,500 from a Shelburne branch, has been indicted by a federal grand jury, court records show. Elizabeth Rodriguez, 57, is being held for lack of $250,000 on state charges

SHELBURNENEWS.COM - 2018-03-23 14:26:05

Racial slurs have a place in education

You could make a strong case against the way "To Kill a Mockingbird" has been held up as a classic American work of art, purporting to show the evil of racial oppression and the good of those who recognize that evil, like Atticus Finch. Personally, I despise the Atticus Finch character and I was t


Tribulations lead to triumph for Mazdzer

SARANAC LAKE - An Olympic silver medal came to Saranac Lake Wednesday. That medal belongs to Chris Mazdzer. The 29-year-old Olympian became the first athlete in U.S. luge history to medal, capturing second place in the men's singles competition Feb. 11 at the 2018 Pyeongchang Games. Mazdzer particip

PRESS REPUBLICAN - 2018-03-23 02:45:00

Police: Busts yield crack cocaine, heroin

PLATTSBURGH - Three people were arrested Tuesday in connection with drug trafficking in the City of Plattsburgh, and police reported seizure of narcotics with an estimated street value of $10,000. Plattsburgh City Police charged Cody J. Grenier, 24, of Dannemora and Eryn Devins, 31, of Ellenburg wi


UVM Police warn of phone scam, caller claims they are with UVM Police

BURLINGTON, Vt. - University of Vermont Police are warning about a phone scams where the caller ID shows an incoming call from UVM Police. Police say they have received multiple reports people have been targeted, and issued a campus alert on Wednesday. The phone number says 802-656-3473. Police say


Board Approves Tree Removal At Burlington's City Hall Park

Officials in Burlington, Vermont have unanimously approved a plan to remove trees in decline at the downtown park. The Development Review Board voted to remove the trees Tuesday night as part of a project to rehabilitate City Hall Park. About half of the trees will be removed. The Burlington Free Pr

WAMC.ORG - 2018-03-23 03:06:30

Fire displaces one in Keeseville

KEESEVILLE - One person was displaced by a fire Tuesday at 46 Grove St. in the hamlet of Keeseville. Carol Baker, the lone resident in Apartment 2, is staying with family members until minor repairs can be made to the residence, Keeseville Volunteer Fire Department First Assistant Chief Grant Brass


Drug bust in the North Country

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. Three people arrested in the North Country after a drug investigation. Police say 24-year-old Cody Grenier of Dannemora and 31-year-old Eryn Devins of Ellenburg were caught with drugs. The arrests stem from an ongoing investigation that resulted in police finding heroin and crack c

WCAX - 2018-03-22 06:22:00

Thief makes off with cash during New York-Vermont ferry trip across Lake Champlain

A brazen thief plucked a ferry's cash register as operators transported cars and passengers from Essex, New York, to Charlotte, Vermont, Tuesday afternoon, Vermont State Police in Williston said. More: S. Burlington residents arrested in Charlotte ferry dock robbery The alleged thief struck between


Boreas Ponds classification wins final OK.

ALBANY - Gov. Andrew Cuomo has approved the Adirondack Park Agency's classification of numerous state lands in the Adirondacks, including the 20,000-acre Boreas Ponds tract. "The Adirondack Park is a national treasure, and the acquisition of the Boreas Ponds tract is a landmark expansion to conserve


Plattsburgh medical-marijuana dispensary changing hands

PLATTSBURGH - A New York City-based company will assume operation of Plattsburgh's medical-marijuana dispensary. Curaleaf New York will take over at 345 Cornelia St. on April 5 from Columbia Care, which set up shop in that location two years ago. Columbia Care will open a new medical marijuana disp


Longtime Anchor Kristin Kelly to leave WCAX News

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) Sometimes we have important news to deliver about ourselves and that is the case today. This news is both sad and exciting. Kristin Kelly is preparing to leave us for an opportunity outside television. "It will be hard to leave here. Channel 3 has been a huge part of my life,"


Britain’s got talent! Nine-year-old Essex girl blows away Times Square street performers by showing off series of flips during dance battle

A nine-year-old girl blew away street performers by showing off a series of flips during a dance battle in Times Square. Lily Cross was in New York on a trip with Hayley's School of Dance when she was called up to show her skills. Lilly's father, Steve Cross, 39, said: 'It was quite an impromptu thi


Lewis officials launch new website for ATV permit sales

LOWVILLE - Lewis County officials have launched a new website for all-terrain vehicle permit sales that they expect to help rectify administrative problems from last year. "Hopefully, the numbers will start jumping in the coming months for ATV permits," County Recreational Trail Coordinator Jacqueli


Diversion for Vt. teacher accused of assaulting student

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) Diversion for a Williston teacher accused of assaulting a second-grader. Police say it happened at the Trinity Baptist School at the end of January. Investigators say Marleta Eason, 57, of Richmond, grabbed the child's arm in anger. Police say the child had a visible injury a