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Vermont faces seasonal worker shortage due to visa cap

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 10:24am
Businesses in Vermont are struggling to deal with a lack of seasonal workers due to the congressional cap on the number of H-2B work visas made available annually.

Vermont to New York bus link moving forward

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 10:18am
A bus-to-rail service from Vermont's Bennington-Manchester region to the Rensselaer, New York, Amtrak station is moving ahead.

Seth Rogen 'proud to be a Pike' after joining UVM fraternity

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 10:16am
Seth Rogen has gone from battling a fraternity to joining one.

Former foster child wins volunteer award

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 8:50am
A luncheon put on by KidSafe Collaborative awarded 5 people and one group for their work with children in the Chittenden County area. One of the winners, Ridmi Coe, who got the Outstanding Volunteer Award went through the foster system. Coe talked about how she struggled with it during her teenage years. She also shared how it eventually played a huge role in giving back to other local children.

Aaron Hernandez found dead in prison cell of apparent suicide

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 6:50am
MILFORD, Mass. (AP) - Prison official: Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez hangs self in cell, pronounced dead at Massachusetts hospital.  More information to come.

Vermont State Police investigating multiple incidents of a flasher by Lake Willoughby

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 6:23am
Vermont State police are trying to figure out whether a man who exposed himself to a young girl in the Lake Willoughby area has done this before.

Police: Man exposed himself to young person near Lake Willoughby

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 12:44am
It was a scary situation for a young person Tuesday in the south beach area of Lake Willoughby.

Vt. police join forces with teens to stop sexting

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 6:54pm
A group of high school students have teamed up with law enforcement to bring awareness to the dangers of sexting. Taylor Young sat down with the Mount Abraham Union High School seniors and the Bristol police officer who asked for their help.

New effort to fight opiate epidemic in Northern NY

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 6:51pm
A big announcement in New York's North Country to help inmates struggling with drug addiction. 

How to avoid beaver trouble

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 6:50pm
For our Wildlife Watch, a viewer tipped us off to beaver trouble at her camp on Lake Champlain.

It's Tax Day: What you need to know

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 6:48pm
April 18 is Tax Day this year. Income and property taxes account for more than half of Vermont's state funds. And most of those bills are paid by the state's wealthiest 10 percent. 

Opioid epidemic fuels demand for foster families

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 6:46pm
Vermont DCF officials say addicted parents have led to historic numbers of children in state DCF custody. 

Woman charged in St. Albans arson investigation

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 6:43pm
An arson investigation is underway at a home for people with mental health and other life challenges. Now, a resident is charged.

Police investigate threats to South Burlington schools

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 6:41pm
Officials say there were two threats made against schools in South Burlington Tuesday. 

Tensions rise in US, North Korea

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 6:33pm
What's next as tensions rise in the U.S. and North Korea? UVM Political Scientist Matthew Carlson gives us some perspective. 

Accident kills construction worker on wind power project

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 6:23pm
An accident on the site of a new wind power project in southern Vermont has taken the life of construction worker. 

How potential reform could impact ongoing mental health crisis in NH

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 6:23pm
WCAX News recently told you about the lack of beds for mental health patients and the impact that's having on emergency rooms in Vermont.  It turns out New Hampshire is dealing with a similar situation.

Doyle Poll results in

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 6:23pm
More than 7,000 Vermonters responded to Bill Doyle's annual Town Meeting Day survey this year and the results are in. 

Burlington voters to pick replacement city councilor

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 6:23pm
Voters in Burlington's Ward 7 will be heading back to the polls this summer.

Lake Champlain closing in on flood stage

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 6:23pm
There are rising concerns about flooding from Lake Champlain.