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It wasn't exactly barbecuing weather today as Memorial Day weekend got off to a rainy and chilly start. And it's no surprise the rain put a damper on holiday activities. Saturday of Memorial Day weekendMore >>
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Friday, May 24 2013 9:54 PM EDT2013-05-25 01:54:42 GMT
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Friday, May 24 2013 8:51 PM EDT2013-05-25 00:51:11 GMT
A couple has lost their home to floods twice in just three years. Last night's storm washed out a road in Underhill, and nearly everything in its path. Governor Shumlin was at the site of the hardestMore >>
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Friday, May 24 2013 7:25 PM EDT2013-05-24 23:25:36 GMT
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Friday, May 24 2013 6:21 PM EDT2013-05-24 22:21:38 GMT
Damaged homes, washed out roads, and now major clean-up.In just a few hours heavy rains flooded much of Northern Vermont. Hardest hit were Essex, Jericho, and Underhill.The torrential rains Thursday nightMore >>
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Friday, May 24 2013 2:15 PM EDT2013-05-24 18:15:28 GMT
The Vermont Agency of Transportation released a list of road closures and times for the Vermont City Marathon. A press release says that if possible, motorists should avoid downtown Burlington on Sunday,More >>
The Vermont Agency of Transportation released a list of road closures and times for the Vermont City Marathon.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 1:07 PM EDT2013-05-24 17:07:11 GMT
The Thunder Road Memorial Classic has been postponed until Monday. Officials say they are postponing due to the upcoming inclement weather expected this weekend. Here's the updated schedule of events:7:30amMore >>
The Thunder Road Memorial Classic has been postponed until Monday.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 12:26 PM EDT2013-05-24 16:26:27 GMT
The Essex Memorial Day Parade has been canceled due to inclement weather predictions. According to Essex Memorial Day Parade Committee, the parade has been postponed one week to Saturday June 1 at 10 a.m.More >>
The Essex Memorial Day Parade has been postponed due to inclement weather predictions.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 11:31 AM EDT2013-05-24 15:31:32 GMT
The Burlington Police Department arrested two people for pick-pocketing two men at a local night club in Burlington, Vt. on Friday, May 17.Police say Stephanie Rivers, 24, and Victoria Hammond, 23, bothMore >>
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Friday, May 24 2013 10:29 AM EDT2013-05-24 14:29:26 GMT
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BURLINGTON, Vt. -
Protesters surround the Planned Parenthood in Burlington a few days each week, but the complaint made to police on Wednesday wasn't against the protester - rather a Planned Parenthood volunteer.
"We consider ourselves apostles for the unborn," said protester Rita Mantone.
They pray to end abortion, and a few days each week, they protest outside the Planned Parenthood in Burlington.
"Planned Parenthood is going to tell her that's just a blob of tissue, but it's not, that's a living little baby boy or little baby girl that literally gets ripped apart from limb to limb," said protester Jeff Christman.
Pro-life activist Jeff Christman was handing out anti-abortion literature to a Planned Parenthood client Wednesday morning. A health center spokesperson says one of its volunteers noticed the woman felt threatened and stepped in between the two to protect her. But Christman says it was more than that, saying the volunteer shoved him and then called the Burlington Police.
"We're never violent, the violence that happens, happens in there," Christman said as he pointed to Planned Parenthood.
Planned Parenthood says what the protesters do is a violation of privacy.
"They're being harassed and bullied and I don't think we should measure this in police cause, we need to measure this in patients and how they feel," Jill Krowinski said, Planned Parenthood Director of Vermont Public Affairs.
And that's why the Burlington City Council is considering an ordinance that would keep protesters 35 feet away from the building. Currently, protesters have to stay on the grass and cannot stop someone from going into the building.
Patients who feel attacked say most of what Planned Parenthood does, doesn't even involve abortions.
"98% of the work we do are preventative care services, so that's cervical cancer screenings, breast exams, sexually transmitted disease testing and treatment," Krowinski said.
Police say no arrests were made Wednesday. The complaint will go on file, but nothing more will be done with it.
As for the city council, this case may actually be the reason the patient privacy zone vote is moved up and could become law by July.