Friday, May 24 2013 9:54 PM EDT2013-05-25 01:54:42 GMT
An Au Sable Forks, New York theater is one of ten in the North Country doing what it can to stay open. "We'll be dark. There will be no movies shown in these theaters and you'll have toMore >>
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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
Beansie's Bus is situated right along the start and finish of the race so they're looking to get swamped by hungry customers Sunday but rain too. "Unfortunately the weather might not cooperate," Beansie'sMore >>
VCM organizers making sure they have cold/rainy weather equipment for runners.More >>
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 >>
Damaged homes, washed out roads, and now major clean-up.More >>
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 >>
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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 >>
The Burlington Police Department arrested two people for pick-pocketing two men at a local night club in Burlington, Vt. on Friday, May 17.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:29 AM EDT2013-05-24 14:29:26 GMT
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Friday, May 24 2013 8:52 AM EDT2013-05-24 12:52:16 GMT
A Windham County man cashes in a lucky lottery ticket. Frederick Randall matched 4 out of 5 numbers plus the power ball for the April 5th drawing.He would have won $10,000, but he played an extra buckMore >>
A Windham County man cashes in a lucky lottery ticket.More >>
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. -
We have been following the debate over synthetic drugs, and now a statewide effort is underway to get all of the drugs off smoke-shop shelves. The New York Attorney General is going after the accused offenders one by one.
So far, the state has won every time.
A Plattsburgh smoke-shop owner was in court today. The smoke-shop side says it's out of their control whether people abuse the product that was legally sold as incense. The New York Attorney General side says the label on the product is misleading, and the product is a drug.
"It's time to just call a spade a spade and take these drugs off the shelf," Assistant Attorney General, Deanna Nelson said.
An undercover sting may change the fate of one smoke-shop owner in Plattsburgh.
"It's not a drug," "This and That," smoke-shop owner, Carla Brotherton said.
In a New York courtroom Friday, the owner of "This and That" defended the product she sold... they're labeled incense, but prosecutors say they're used to get high.
"This is an extremely deadly problem," Nelson said.
The Judge heard both sides. The defense claims the product is used to make a room smell nice.
"At no point has my client ever promoted the misuse of these legitimate aroma products," Tim Dandar, defense attorney for Brotherton said.
But the state argued when an undercover officer asked for something to smoke, Brotherton pointed him right to the quote incense that says "not for human consumption."
I asked, "do you think anyone's using them as aroma?" Nelson replied, "no, the shop owner assisted our investigator in obtaining a pipe to smoke it."
"When you go to the hardware store and buy a crowbar and go out and kill somebody, you gonna go back to the hardware store and make them accountable for it? I don't think so," Brotherton said.
The Judge can take up to 60 days to make a ruling on this case, and up until then all of the product will remain off the shelves. His ruling could make this permanent.
The state says the flashy packages appeal to teens, but are only a disguise.
"These products are sold from behind the counter, out of a binder, they're not aroma products," Nelson added.
If the Judge rules in favor of the state, Carla Brotherton's smoke-shop will be able to stay open, but she'll have a $15,000 fine.
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