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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
ST. ALBANS, Vt. -
Sending naked pictures through their phones... teens all across the country are doing it.
And just recently a sexting scandal broke at the Bellows Free Academy in St. Albans.
After the illicit pictures spread like wildfire, police uncovered that 17 students, both girls and boys have been sending inappropriate picture messages on their cell phones.
I learned today that sexting is technically illegal, but it's unknown if the state will press charges.
For teens "texting" is part of the culture. They want to share everything! But sometimes too much! Sexting, or sending naked pictures of themselves, or someone else has exploded. At the Bellows Free Academy police say at least 17 students have shared nude photos. BFA senior Anna Hughes says she knows the people involved in the sexting scandal.
"Yea, they're players, definitely. They date a lot of people," Hughes said.
Hughes says it's hard to avoid the gossip in the halls. "I think it's just a group of these guys coming together, getting pictures of their girlfriends and sending them to everybody," she said.
Fortunately Hughes hasn't found herself in hot water. Primarily because she had the talk with her mom. "The thing that I try to point out most to her is that you don't know what this could do to your future," Jill Hughes said.
The reason the problem is growing so rapidly is simply because of technology. When I was in high school cell phones didn't even have cameras. Now, it's hard to find one that doesn't.
"Cameras and video cameras are everywhere these days," Lieutenant Ron Hoague said, of the St. Albans Police Department.
The Franklin County State's Attorney will consider whether to press charges.
"Once you get over 18, you're essentially possessing child pornography," Lt. Hoague said.
The school knows about the pictures but when I called the principal he said this isn't a story, and literally hung up on me. When I showed up at the school to ask more questions, I was asked to leave. The superintendent did call me back. She hopes this sexting scandal will now serve as a learning experience for everyone.
The superintendent also says the students won't be in any trouble at school... no suspension, detention or extra essays will be written... but the school is planning educate students on the issue.