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  • 'Trumped'

    'Trumped'

    Monday, July 24 2017 6:17 PM EDT2017-07-24 22:17:38 GMT

    Do Trump supporters have a voice in Vermont? We put out the call and many of you answered, telling us you feel silenced as a Trump supporter in progressive Vermont. 

    Do Trump supporters have a voice in Vermont? We put out the call and many of you answered, telling us you feel silenced as a Trump supporter in progressive Vermont. 

  • Crooked Contractors

    Crooked Contractors

    Thursday, July 13 2017 7:33 PM EDT2017-07-13 23:33:42 GMT

    The home improvement season is in full swing. What you need to know before hiring a handyman to protect yourself from crooked contractors. 

    The home improvement season is in full swing. What you need to know before hiring a handyman to protect yourself from crooked contractors. 

  • Can't Stop Stealing

    Can't Stop Stealing

    Tuesday, July 11 2017 10:03 AM EDT2017-07-11 14:03:41 GMT

    Are Vermont laws tough enough to stop thieves from ripping off stores? Investigative Reporter Jennifer Costa explains why you should care about the sophisticated shoplifters stealing in our communities.

    Are Vermont laws tough enough to stop thieves from ripping off stores? Investigative Reporter Jennifer Costa explains why you should care about the sophisticated shoplifters stealing in our communities.

  • Problem Properties

    Problem Properties

    Thursday, July 6 2017 5:54 PM EDT2017-07-06 21:54:38 GMT

    How much junk is too much?  After getting complaints from you about homeowners in one city storing garbage outside we wanted to investigate what you can do about problem properties and why you shouldn't expect a quick resolution. 

    How much junk is too much?  After getting complaints from you about homeowners in one city storing garbage outside we wanted to investigate what you can do about problem properties and why you shouldn't expect a quick resolution. 

  • WCAX Investigates: Kids with no address

    WCAX Investigates: Kids with no address

    Thursday, June 29 2017 6:26 PM EDT2017-06-29 22:26:10 GMT

    On any given night there are nearly 1,000 homeless kids in Vermont. That's four times as many as the Agency of Human Services says. Our Jennifer Costa investigated the discrepancy. 

    On any given night there are nearly 1,000 homeless kids in Vermont. That's four times as many as the Agency of Human Services says. Our Jennifer Costa investigated the discrepancy. 

  • The price of moving Vermont prisoners

    The price of moving Vermont prisoners

    Wednesday, June 7 2017 6:43 PM EDT2017-06-07 22:43:34 GMT

    Your tax dollars pay to keep Vermont criminals behind bars. That bill comes to more than $19,000 a day for out-of-state inmates. And that's a bargain compared to keeping these criminals in Vermont. 

    Your tax dollars pay to keep Vermont criminals behind bars. That bill comes to more than $19,000 a day for out-of-state inmates. And that's a bargain compared to keeping these criminals in Vermont. 

  • Pothole Pitfalls

    Pothole Pitfalls

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 6:24 PM EDT2017-05-24 22:24:44 GMT

    Potholes can do a number on your car and that can mean pricey repair bills. But in some cases, you may be able to get the state to pick up the tab. 

    Potholes can do a number on your car and that can mean pricey repair bills. But in some cases, you may be able to get the state to pick up the tab. 

  • Could a cannabis cousin change your life?

    Could a cannabis cousin change your life?

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 11:01 AM EDT2017-05-23 15:01:14 GMT

    It's a natural cure to chronic pain with no pharmaceuticals necessary. Sound too good to be true? Investigative reporter Jennifer Costa is looking into a plant some are calling a miracle.

    It's a natural cure to chronic pain with no pharmaceuticals necessary. Sound too good to be true? Investigative reporter Jennifer Costa is looking into a plant some are calling a miracle.

  • WCAX Investigates: Unclaimed Cash

    WCAX Investigates: Unclaimed Cash

    Thursday, May 11 2017 6:28 PM EDT2017-05-11 22:28:22 GMT

    Want to get your hands on some free money? Investigative Reporter Jennifer Costa found the state is sitting on $76 million, and some of it might be yours. 

    Want to get your hands on some free money? Investigative Reporter Jennifer Costa found the state is sitting on $76 million, and some of it might be yours. 

  • 20 guns stolen in Southern Vermont heist

    20 guns stolen in Southern Vermont heist

    Wednesday, May 10 2017 10:08 PM EDT2017-05-11 02:08:04 GMT

    A strange case of stolen guns in Southern Vermont. Investigative Reporter Jennifer Costa went digging for details in a gun heist that could put your safety at risk. 

    A strange case of stolen guns in Southern Vermont. Investigative Reporter Jennifer Costa went digging for details in a gun heist that could put your safety at risk. 

  • Wacky seizures at the border

    Wacky seizures at the border

    Tuesday, May 9 2017 10:10 AM EDT2017-05-09 14:10:17 GMT

    When most of us think about seizures at the border, drugs and weapons may come to mind. But we found out there are likely items in your car that will get you in trouble when you are crossing.

    When most of us think about seizures at the border, drugs and weapons may come to mind. But we found out there are likely items in your car that will get you in trouble when you are crossing.

  • Six-Figure Swindle

    Six-Figure Swindle

    Thursday, May 4 2017 6:16 PM EDT2017-05-04 22:16:52 GMT

    It's a home sale horror story that stunned us. A scam so unbelievable we had to share it with you. Investigative reporter Jennifer Costa introduces us to Vermonters sucked into a "Six-Figure Swindle."

    It's a home sale horror story that stunned us. A scam so unbelievable we had to share it with you. Investigative reporter Jennifer Costa introduces us to Vermonters sucked into a "Six-Figure Swindle."

  • Garage Sale Gamble

    Garage Sale Gamble

    Monday, May 1 2017 6:17 PM EDT2017-05-01 22:17:37 GMT

    It's yard sale season, but before you cash in on all that junk in your garage, Investigative Reporter Jennifer Costa found out what you sell might cost you more in court.

    It's yard sale season, but before you cash in on all that junk in your garage, Investigative Reporter Jennifer Costa found out what you sell might cost you more in court.

  • Google Glitch

    Google Glitch

    Thursday, April 27 2017 6:24 PM EDT2017-04-27 22:24:35 GMT

    We all use Google Maps to get around. But what if the popular app was wrong and wiped your town off the map? Businesses in Bennington say it happened to them and it's been a nightmare to try to get it fixed. 

    We all use Google Maps to get around. But what if the popular app was wrong and wiped your town off the map? Businesses in Bennington say it happened to them and it's been a nightmare to try to get it fixed. 

  • Burlington to start towing 'Zombie Cars'

    Burlington to start towing 'Zombie Cars'

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 12:29 PM EDT2017-04-25 16:29:50 GMT

    Burlington will start towing cars left in city parking garages for more than 48 hours following a WCAX News investigation. 

    Burlington will start towing cars left in city parking garages for more than 48 hours following a WCAX News investigation. 

  • A big fish mystery in Milton

    A big fish mystery in Milton

    Friday, April 14 2017 6:46 PM EDT2017-04-14 22:46:05 GMT

    A fishy find in Milton-- WCAX investigates how a prank landed a Hawaiian fish on the banks of a Vermont river. 

    A fishy find in Milton-- WCAX investigates how a prank landed a Hawaiian fish on the banks of a Vermont river. 

  • Zombie Cars

    Zombie Cars

    Thursday, April 6 2017 6:48 PM EDT2017-04-06 22:48:11 GMT

    You've probably seen them: suspicious, dust-covered cars left for dead in Burlington's busiest parking garage. Investigative Reporter Jennifer Costa checks out these zombie cars and why the city got stuck with them.

    You've probably seen them: suspicious, dust-covered cars left for dead in Burlington's busiest parking garage. Investigative Reporter Jennifer Costa checks out these zombie cars and why the city got stuck with them.

  • Swanton cops use social media to target drug dealers

    Swanton cops use social media to target drug dealers

    Wednesday, April 5 2017 10:51 AM EDT2017-04-05 14:51:05 GMT

    Will social media help a Franklin County police department crack down on drug crime? Investigative reporter Jennifer Costa looks into an unconventional push to nab drug dealers. 

    Will social media help a Franklin County police department crack down on drug crime? Investigative reporter Jennifer Costa looks into an unconventional push to nab drug dealers. 

  • How Facebook helped keep drug suspects behind bars

    How Facebook helped keep drug suspects behind bars

    Monday, March 27 2017 2:20 PM EDT2017-03-27 18:20:24 GMT

    It was one of the biggest drug busts in Vermont history. The feds say they took down two big city suppliers during a sting operation in Colchester last week. How Facebook is helping to keep the couple behind bars. 

    It was one of the biggest drug busts in Vermont history. The feds say they took down two big city suppliers during a sting operation in Colchester last week. How Facebook is helping to keep the couple behind bars. 

  • Tenants caught in crosshairs of landlord's drug troubles

    Tenants caught in crosshairs of landlord's drug troubles

    Monday, March 27 2017 2:24 PM EDT2017-03-27 18:24:31 GMT

    Imagine finding out your landlord is charged in one of the biggest drug busts in Vermont history. That's what happened to some tenants in Williston. Now, they are being forced to find new homes. 

    Imagine finding out your landlord is charged in one of the biggest drug busts in Vermont history. That's what happened to some tenants in Williston. Now, they are being forced to find new homes. 

  • Federal agents make one of the biggest drug busts in Vt. history

    Federal agents make one of the biggest drug busts in Vt. history

    Monday, March 27 2017 2:19 PM EDT2017-03-27 18:19:44 GMT

    Hundreds of thousands of dollars of heroin is off the streets. The Drug Enforcement Administration says it's one of the largest drug busts in Vermont history. Investigative reporter Jennifer Costa has been tracking this federal case for days.

    Hundreds of thousands of dollars of heroin is off the streets. The Drug Enforcement Administration says it's one of the largest drug busts in Vermont history. Investigative reporter Jennifer Costa has been tracking this federal case for days.

  • Freak incident partially blinds bar patron

    Freak incident partially blinds bar patron

    Friday, March 17 2017 7:06 PM EDT2017-03-17 23:06:10 GMT

    A woman may lose her eyesight after an incident at a Burlington bar. Investigative reporter Jennifer Costa was looking into how many times police responded to the bar when she made a disturbing discovery about the suspect. 

    A woman may lose her eyesight after an incident at a Burlington bar. Investigative reporter Jennifer Costa was looking into how many times police responded to the bar when she made a disturbing discovery about the suspect. 

  • A family still waiting for justice

    A family still waiting for justice

    Tuesday, March 21 2017 12:20 PM EDT2017-03-21 16:20:15 GMT

    The Smith family says they're concerned about aging evidence in the case and the availability of witnesses. Kathleen Smith was brutally murdered nearly seven years ago.

    The Smith family says they're concerned about aging evidence in the case and the availability of witnesses. Kathleen Smith was brutally murdered nearly seven years ago.

  • How to protect yourself from scam that snared Vt. vet

    How to protect yourself from scam that snared Vt. vet

    Thursday, March 9 2017 6:50 PM EST2017-03-09 23:50:29 GMT

    It's a scam that can drain your bank account and kill your computer. Our Jennifer Costa talked to a Vietnam vet devastated by the scheme and the Burlington nonprofit helping him get back on his feet. 

    It's a scam that can drain your bank account and kill your computer. Our Jennifer Costa talked to a Vietnam vet devastated by the scheme and the Burlington nonprofit helping him get back on his feet. 

  • Vt. inmate tries to kill herself with windshield washer in sheriff's cruiser

    Vt. inmate tries to kill herself with windshield washer in sheriff's cruiser

    Wednesday, March 8 2017 2:22 PM EST2017-03-08 19:22:14 GMT

    A distraught inmate tried to take her own life and she got what she needed to do it from the back of a police car. Now, the inmate's mom wants answers. Jennifer Costa is looking into how this could happen.

    A distraught inmate tried to take her own life and she got what she needed to do it from the back of a police car. Now, the inmate's mom wants answers. Jennifer Costa is looking into how this could happen.

  • Body camera video exposes Burlington cop's alleged lie

    Body camera video exposes Burlington cop's alleged lie

    Tuesday, March 21 2017 12:20 PM EDT2017-03-21 16:20:35 GMT

    Officials say a Burlington police officer's alleged lie is putting dozens of drug cases in jeopardy. Investigative Reporter Jennifer Costa got the body camera video that helped bring down an alleged dirty cop.

    Officials say a Burlington police officer's alleged lie is putting dozens of drug cases in jeopardy. Investigative Reporter Jennifer Costa got the body camera video that helped bring down an alleged dirty cop.

  • Hackers in your home

    Hackers in your home

    Wednesday, February 22 2017 11:20 AM EST2017-02-22 16:20:12 GMT

    There can be a dark side to the convenience of all those smart devices in your life.

    There can be a dark side to the convenience of all those smart devices in your life.

  • Addicts panic as key Vt. treatment program closes

    Addicts panic as key Vt. treatment program closes

    Friday, February 10 2017 7:44 PM EST2017-02-11 00:44:06 GMT

    Panic is setting in for dozens of recovering addicts as a critical drug treatment center in Chittenden County confirms it's closing for good. 

    Panic is setting in for dozens of recovering addicts as a critical drug treatment center in Chittenden County confirms it's closing for good. 

  • Is pet insurance worth the upfront cash?

    Is pet insurance worth the upfront cash?

    Wednesday, February 8 2017 1:31 PM EST2017-02-08 18:31:35 GMT

    Investigative Reporter Jennifer Costa provides the key questions you need to ask in this Special Report Monday on the Channel 3 News at 6.

    Investigative Reporter Jennifer Costa provides the key questions you need to ask in this Special Report Monday on the Channel 3 News at 6.

  • WCAX Investigates: Inside a meth lab

    WCAX Investigates: Inside a meth lab

    Thursday, February 2 2017 6:06 PM EST2017-02-02 23:06:50 GMT

    For the first time, we're taking you past the crime scene tape and into a meth lab. Our Jennifer Costa shows us what meth labs look like inside and what makes them so dangerous. 

    For the first time, we're taking you past the crime scene tape and into a meth lab. Our Jennifer Costa shows us what meth labs look like inside and what makes them so dangerous. 

  • Hotel to house homeless recovering from medical care

    Hotel to house homeless recovering from medical care

    Friday, December 9 2016 6:45 PM EST2016-12-09 23:45:36 GMT

    More help for the homeless is proposed in the Burlington area. 

    More help for the homeless is proposed in the Burlington area. 

  • Could justice be coming in Vt. cold case?

    Could justice be coming in Vt. cold case?

    Wednesday, December 7 2016 6:48 PM EST2016-12-07 23:48:07 GMT

    Forty years ago, Robert Fisher died from a brutal beating outside a Newport bar. No one was ever charged with the crime. But our Jennifer Costa found out it may not be too late for justice. 

    Forty years ago, Robert Fisher died from a brutal beating outside a Newport bar. No one was ever charged with the crime. But our Jennifer Costa found out it may not be too late for justice. 

  • How to get the best holiday shopping deals

    How to get the best holiday shopping deals

    Monday, November 28 2016 6:58 PM EST2016-11-28 23:58:03 GMT

    Is it worth waiting in long lines on Black Friday or should you wait until cyber Monday to shop this holiday season?

    Is it worth waiting in long lines on Black Friday or should you wait until cyber Monday to shop this holiday season?

  • How Vermont cops catch distracted drivers

    How Vermont cops catch distracted drivers

    Thursday, November 24 2016 6:50 PM EST2016-11-24 23:50:40 GMT

    Think you're being sneaky with that cellphone behind the wheel? Think again. You might be surprised to learn how police are watching you. 

    Think you're being sneaky with that cellphone behind the wheel? Think again. You might be surprised to learn how police are watching you. 

  • WCAX Investigates: Burglary breakdown

    WCAX Investigates: Burglary breakdown

    Wednesday, November 23 2016 6:44 PM EST2016-11-23 23:44:07 GMT

    It's a crime that can forever change your sense of security. Jennifer Costa investigates how often break-ins happen and how many intruders actually get caught. 

    It's a crime that can forever change your sense of security. Jennifer Costa investigates how often break-ins happen and how many intruders actually get caught. 

  • Is Vermont's habitual offender law keeping you safe?

    Is Vermont's habitual offender law keeping you safe?

    Thursday, November 17 2016 6:05 PM EST2016-11-17 23:05:22 GMT

    Taxpayers will shell out somewhere between $1.8 and $3.1 million for someone serving life which is the maximum penalty for a habitual offender. WCAX wanted to know how many Vermont criminals fall into this category. What our investigation uncovered is a major breakdown in the system.

    Taxpayers will shell out somewhere between $1.8 and $3.1 million for someone serving life which is the maximum penalty for a habitual offender. WCAX wanted to know how many Vermont criminals fall into this category. What our investigation uncovered is a major breakdown in the system.

  • Hidden Highway Danger

    Hidden Highway Danger

    Friday, November 18 2016 1:22 PM EST2016-11-18 18:22:16 GMT

    Is a Vermont road maintenance practice putting your family at risk? Investigative reporter Jennifer Costa is taking a closer look at a terrifying crash. 

    Is a Vermont road maintenance practice putting your family at risk? Investigative reporter Jennifer Costa is taking a closer look at a terrifying crash. 

  • Vt. State Police go undercover to bust distracted drivers

    Vt. State Police go undercover to bust distracted drivers

    Friday, November 18 2016 1:29 PM EST2016-11-18 18:29:59 GMT

    We all know the dangers of texting and driving, but hundreds of drivers do it anyway. Investigative Reporter Jennifer Costa found out state police are now going undercover to bust drivers breaking the hands-free law.

    We all know the dangers of texting and driving, but hundreds of drivers do it anyway. Investigative Reporter Jennifer Costa found out state police are now going undercover to bust drivers breaking the hands-free law.

  • Controversy surrounds Vt. DOC employee's social media post

    Controversy surrounds Vt. DOC employee's social media post

    Friday, November 18 2016 1:32 PM EST2016-11-18 18:32:59 GMT

    A correctional officer's online posts about the man accused of killing five teens on the Interstate has landed him in hot water. Investigative reporter Jennifer Costa discovered the state employee is now on temporary relief of duty. 

    A correctional officer's online posts about the man accused of killing five teens on the Interstate has landed him in hot water. Investigative reporter Jennifer Costa discovered the state employee is now on temporary relief of duty. 

  • Vt. pig farmer settles case

    Vt. pig farmer settles case

    Friday, October 14 2016 5:57 PM EDT2016-10-14 21:57:30 GMT

    There's an update to a WCAX investigation and what we've found out about who's paying up.

    There's an update to a WCAX investigation and what we've found out about who's paying up.

  • A warning from police about bogus cop calls

    A warning from police about bogus cop calls

    Wednesday, October 12 2016 6:43 PM EDT2016-10-12 22:43:00 GMT

    If you recently got a call from the Burlington Police Department's Warrants Division demanding you pay up, it's a scam. Investigators say crooks are using their name to con people out of credit card numbers and cash. 

    If you recently got a call from the Burlington Police Department's Warrants Division demanding you pay up, it's a scam. Investigators say crooks are using their name to con people out of credit card numbers and cash. 

  • Are officer-involved shootings in Vt. on the rise?

    Are officer-involved shootings in Vt. on the rise?

    Friday, October 7 2016 12:34 PM EDT2016-10-07 16:34:23 GMT

    Are officer-involved shootings on the rise in Vermont? And how many are justified? Our Jennifer Costa dug up documents dating back 20 years to answer those questions. 

    Are officer-involved shootings on the rise in Vermont? And how many are justified? Our Jennifer Costa dug up documents dating back 20 years to answer those questions. 

  • What you can do to help stop annoying phone scams

    What you can do to help stop annoying phone scams

    Friday, November 18 2016 1:31 PM EST2016-11-18 18:31:01 GMT

    We've all gotten those annoying phone calls from scammers and we all wish we could make them stop. With new developing technology, there may be something you can do.

    We've all gotten those annoying phone calls from scammers and we all wish we could make them stop. With new developing technology, there may be something you can do.

  • Police: Vt. sex trafficking salon shut down

    Police: Vt. sex trafficking salon shut down

    Friday, November 18 2016 1:32 PM EST2016-11-18 18:32:03 GMT

    There's a new push to rid Vermont of human trafficking. The feds are going after the landlords who rent to commercial sex sellers.

    There's a new push to rid Vermont of human trafficking. The feds are going after the landlords who rent to commercial sex sellers.

  • Can you recycle black plastic?

    Can you recycle black plastic?

    Friday, November 18 2016 1:24 PM EST2016-11-18 18:24:16 GMT

    The next time you pick up your favorite craft beer or cider, check out what's holding the cans together.

    The next time you pick up your favorite craft beer or cider, check out what's holding the cans together.

  • Could a bad breakup cost you your house?

    Could a bad breakup cost you your house?

    Tuesday, September 6 2016 6:51 PM EDT2016-09-06 22:51:09 GMT

    You might want to think twice before inviting a significant other or friend to move in. Under Vermont law, if that relationship falls apart, you could get kicked out of your own house.

    You might want to think twice before inviting a significant other or friend to move in. Under Vermont law, if that relationship falls apart, you could get kicked out of your own house.

  • WCAX Investigates: Families fragmented by parental alienation

    WCAX Investigates: Families fragmented by parental alienation

    Thursday, August 25 2016 9:53 AM EDT2016-08-25 13:53:57 GMT

    Thousands of Vermont couples get divorced every year. Sometimes kids get trapped in the middle. But what happens when one parent falsely accuses the other of horrible things? Jennifer Costa investigates parental alienation.

    Thousands of Vermont couples get divorced every year. Sometimes kids get trapped in the middle. But what happens when one parent falsely accuses the other of horrible things? Jennifer Costa investigates parental alienation.

  • Grieving mom gets heartbreaking notices from Vt. Health Connect

    Grieving mom gets heartbreaking notices from Vt. Health Connect

    Thursday, July 28 2016 6:44 PM EDT2016-07-28 22:44:08 GMT

    A mother grieving the loss of her baby found herself forced to fight Vermont Health Connect. Why the state is saying sorry for the traumatic blunder.

    A mother grieving the loss of her baby found herself forced to fight Vermont Health Connect. Why the state is saying sorry for the traumatic blunder.

  • How safe is your shopping bag?

    How safe is your shopping bag?

    Wednesday, June 15 2016 10:56 AM EDT2016-06-15 14:56:16 GMT

    How much do you know about the chemicals in the products you buy? California makes companies label potentially dangerous items. Why some of those tags are sparking controversy in Vermont.

    How much do you know about the chemicals in the products you buy? California makes companies label potentially dangerous items. Why some of those tags are sparking controversy in Vermont.

  • State computer glitch holds up payments to hundreds of care providers

    State computer glitch holds up payments to hundreds of care providers

    Wednesday, June 8 2016 7:10 PM EDT2016-06-08 23:10:22 GMT

    More than 700 adult and child care providers in Vermont have been fighting for months to get paid for their participation in the federal meals program.

    More than 700 adult and child care providers in Vermont have been fighting for months to get paid for their participation in the federal meals program.

  • Listeria prompts massive frozen food recall

    Listeria prompts massive frozen food recall

    Tuesday, May 24 2016 6:57 PM EDT2016-05-24 22:57:42 GMT

    It's a huge recall of hundreds of frozen foods and it could affect what's lurking in your freezer.

    It's a huge recall of hundreds of frozen foods and it could affect what's lurking in your freezer.

  • WCAX Investigates: Can you improve lottery-winning odds?

    WCAX Investigates: Can you improve lottery-winning odds?

    Monday, May 9 2016 6:55 PM EDT2016-05-09 22:55:23 GMT

    Coming up on the Channel 3 News at 6 -- is there a way to beat the odds in the Vermont Lottery? Jennifer Costa learned a tip from the pros that just may better your chances of becoming a winner.

    Coming up on the Channel 3 News at 6 -- is there a way to beat the odds in the Vermont Lottery? Jennifer Costa learned a tip from the pros that just may better your chances of becoming a winner.

  • Video arraignments: Wise use of taxpayer dollars?

    Video arraignments: Wise use of taxpayer dollars?

    Friday, April 8 2016 6:52 PM EDT2016-04-08 22:52:08 GMT

    Are video arraignments the cost-effective wave of the future or a violation of prisoners' constitutional rights? The legal community in Vermont is at odds over the use of this technology.

    Are video arraignments the cost-effective wave of the future or a violation of prisoners' constitutional rights? The legal community in Vermont is at odds over the use of this technology.

  • Donald Trump blows off Burlington bills

    Donald Trump blows off Burlington bills

    Thursday, April 7 2016 8:08 PM EDT2016-04-08 00:08:26 GMT

    Three months after Donald Trump made a campaign stop in Burlington, the billionaire Republican front runner for president still owes the city money. Investigative reporter Jennifer Costa has the latest on the candidate's outstanding bills.

    Three months after Donald Trump made a campaign stop in Burlington, the billionaire Republican front runner for president still owes the city money. Investigative reporter Jennifer Costa has the latest on the candidate's outstanding bills.

  • WCAX Investigates: Sex offender registry rife with compliance gaps

    WCAX Investigates: Sex offender registry rife with compliance gaps

    Thursday, April 7 2016 10:43 AM EDT2016-04-07 14:43:15 GMT

    Sex offenders are required to tell the state where they live and the state is required to make sure they are telling the truth, but police point to vaguely worded statutes and a lack of funding to carry out that mandate.

    Sex offenders are required to tell the state where they live and the state is required to make sure they are telling the truth, but police point to vaguely worded statutes and a lack of funding to carry out that mandate.

  • Why are so many Vt. child abuse cases dropped?

    Why are so many Vt. child abuse cases dropped?

    Thursday, March 24 2016 4:35 PM EDT2016-03-24 20:35:59 GMT

    A Hardwick man admitted injuring his baby. So why did a judge sentence him to just weeks behind bars? Jennifer Costa investigates child abuse cases in Vermont, and why so many get tossed out of court.

    A Hardwick man admitted injuring his baby. So why did a judge sentence him to just weeks behind bars? Jennifer Costa investigates child abuse cases in Vermont, and why so many get tossed out of court.

  • Vt. police hope new tool heats up cold cases

    Vt. police hope new tool heats up cold cases

    Friday, March 18 2016 6:41 PM EDT2016-03-18 22:41:32 GMT

    Decades have passed in dozens of cold cases, but victims' families have not forgotten their loved ones or given up hope justice will be served. Now, Vermont State Police are launching a new effort to solve these crimes.

    Decades have passed in dozens of cold cases, but victims' families have not forgotten their loved ones or given up hope justice will be served. Now, Vermont State Police are launching a new effort to solve these crimes.

  • WCAX Investigates: New details on Brianna Maitland's disappearance

    WCAX Investigates: New details on Brianna Maitland's disappearance

    Thursday, March 17 2016 8:28 PM EDT2016-03-18 00:28:19 GMT

    Saturday marks 12 years since Sheldon teen Brianna Maitland vanished. Now, investigators are sharing new details and images from their investigation.

    Saturday marks 12 years since Sheldon teen Brianna Maitland vanished. Now, investigators are sharing new details and images from their investigation.

  • WCAX Investigates: Is Vermont failing to track sex offenders?

    WCAX Investigates: Is Vermont failing to track sex offenders?

    Wednesday, March 23 2016 4:36 PM EDT2016-03-23 20:36:49 GMT

    WCAX News has obtained insider emails that point to problems with Vermont's sex offender registry and its ability to give the public accurate information.

    WCAX News has obtained insider emails that point to problems with Vermont's sex offender registry and its ability to give the public accurate information.

  • Probation allows Vt. sex offender to live by day care

    Probation allows Vt. sex offender to live by day care

    Wednesday, March 23 2016 4:37 PM EDT2016-03-23 20:37:08 GMT

    More questions about a notorious sex offender living in Bristol. Did Probation and Parole break its own rules when approving Mark Hulett's housing?

    More questions about a notorious sex offender living in Bristol. Did Probation and Parole break its own rules when approving Mark Hulett's housing?

  • Bristol police caught off guard as notorious sex offender moves in

    Bristol police caught off guard as notorious sex offender moves in

    Wednesday, March 23 2016 4:36 PM EDT2016-03-23 20:36:23 GMT

    He's been called one of Vermont's most notorious sex offenders. Now, five years after the child rapist's release from prison, Mark Hulett is living in Bristol.

    He's been called one of Vermont's most notorious sex offenders. Now, five years after the child rapist's release from prison, Mark Hulett is living in Bristol.

  • WCAX Investigates: Is proposed school site safe?

    WCAX Investigates: Is proposed school site safe?

    Thursday, March 3 2016 6:54 PM EST2016-03-03 23:54:33 GMT

    Students will soon be out of Burlington's Taft School, and the district is running out of time to find them a new place. Now, there are questions about the safety of one proposed space.

    Students will soon be out of Burlington's Taft School, and the district is running out of time to find them a new place. Now, there are questions about the safety of one proposed space.

  • Toddler's death highlights debate over fences for day cares

    Toddler's death highlights debate over fences for day cares

    Friday, February 26 2016 6:44 PM EST2016-02-26 23:44:28 GMT

    Earlier this month, a toddler drowned in a brook behind his Waterbury day care. Some asked why the provider didn't have a fence. We decided to take a closer look at what rules are on the books.

    Earlier this month, a toddler drowned in a brook behind his Waterbury day care. Some asked why the provider didn't have a fence. We decided to take a closer look at what rules are on the books.

  • Why are Vt. families earning $100K+ living in low-income housing?

    Why are Vt. families earning $100K+ living in low-income housing?

    Wednesday, February 17 2016 10:46 AM EST2016-02-17 15:46:32 GMT

    There's huge demand for rental assistance in Vermont. So why are some people who make six-figure salaries living in public housing units while more needy applicants wait for years to get in?

    There's huge demand for rental assistance in Vermont. So why are some people who make six-figure salaries living in public housing units while more needy applicants wait for years to get in?

  • WCAX Investigates: How much did Vt. governor's trip really cost?

    WCAX Investigates: How much did Vt. governor's trip really cost?

    Wednesday, February 17 2016 3:11 PM EST2016-02-17 20:11:23 GMT

    Was it a trip overseas for just $1,200? WCAX News has been crunching the numbers from Gov. Peter Shumlin's prestigious trip to the United Nations climate change conference in Paris last year.

    Was it a trip overseas for just $1,200? WCAX News has been crunching the numbers from Gov. Peter Shumlin's prestigious trip to the United Nations climate change conference in Paris last year.

  • WCAX Investigates: Overtaxing your drinks?

    WCAX Investigates: Overtaxing your drinks?

    Wednesday, February 10 2016 6:52 PM EST2016-02-10 23:52:15 GMT

    Are you being taxed on drinks that shouldn't be taxed? Our Jennifer Costa uncovers problems with Vermont's new beverage tax that may be costing you money.

    Are you being taxed on drinks that shouldn't be taxed? Our Jennifer Costa uncovers problems with Vermont's new beverage tax that may be costing you money.

  • WCAX Investigates: Armed robberies on the rise in Vermont

    WCAX Investigates: Armed robberies on the rise in Vermont

    Wednesday, February 17 2016 3:11 PM EST2016-02-17 20:11:49 GMT

    Robbed at gunpoint. A Vermont cashier shares her story with Jennifer Costa as WCAX Investigates a crime sweeping the state.

    Robbed at gunpoint. A Vermont cashier shares her story with Jennifer Costa as WCAX Investigates a crime sweeping the state.

  • Vermonters fall victim to bankruptcy scam

    Vermonters fall victim to bankruptcy scam

    Wednesday, February 17 2016 3:39 PM EST2016-02-17 20:39:13 GMT
    They're on the verge of losing their homes. Now they're being targeted by crooks. Jennifer Costa has the latest on an elaborate scam hitting the Green Mountains.
    They're on the verge of losing their homes. Now they're being targeted by crooks. Jennifer Costa has the latest on an elaborate scam hitting the Green Mountains.
  • New questions raised about Vermont's courthouse security

    New questions raised about Vermont's courthouse security

    Wednesday, February 17 2016 3:16 PM EST2016-02-17 20:16:52 GMT
    Investigative Reporter Jennifer Costa looks into what's being done to protect the public and why some say it's turning into a political talking point?
    Investigative Reporter Jennifer Costa looks into what's being done to protect the public and why some say it's turning into a political talking point?
  • IRS scam targets Vermont taxpayers

    IRS scam targets Vermont taxpayers

    Wednesday, February 17 2016 3:38 PM EST2016-02-17 20:38:52 GMT
    It's a popular scam targeting Vermont taxpayers: callers claiming to be from the IRS who say you owe cash. Some are being swindled out of thousands. How one woman was taken by the scheme.
    It's a popular scam targeting Vermont taxpayers: callers claiming to be from the IRS who say you owe cash. Some are being swindled out of thousands. How one woman was taken by the scheme.
  • Why most Vermont dogs get 1 free bite

    Why most Vermont dogs get 1 free bite

    Wednesday, February 17 2016 3:32 PM EST2016-02-17 20:32:03 GMT
    What are your rights when someone else's dog attacks you or your pet? In Vermont, you might be surprised. Most dog owners get a pass the first time their dog attacks, leaving some victims demanding more protection.
    What are your rights when someone else's dog attacks you or your pet? In Vermont, you might be surprised. Most dog owners get a pass the first time their dog attacks, leaving some victims demanding more protection.
  • Preschool Dollars

    Preschool Dollars

    Wednesday, February 17 2016 3:30 PM EST2016-02-17 20:30:11 GMT
    State leaders have long touted the benefits of investing public money in high quality pre-K care. A new law now makes preschool more accessible to Vermont kids. But at what cost? In our special report, Preschool Dollars, Jennifer Costa investigates why the law is leaving families and providers in limbo.
    State leaders have long touted the benefits of investing public money in high quality pre-K care. A new law now makes preschool more accessible to Vermont kids. But at what cost? In our special report, Preschool Dollars, Jennifer Costa investigates why the law is leaving families and providers in limbo.
  • Mental illness in Vt. prisons

    Mental illness in Vt. prisons

    Wednesday, February 17 2016 3:28 PM EST2016-02-17 20:28:29 GMT
    The recent death of a Vermont prison inmate by suicide is raising new questions about how Vermont deals with mental illness.
    The recent death of a Vermont prison inmate by suicide is raising new questions about how Vermont deals with mental illness.
  • Cashing In

    Cashing In

    Wednesday, February 17 2016 3:16 PM EST2016-02-17 20:16:25 GMT
    How accurate are Vermont redemption centers? Jennifer Costa goes undercover to find out.
    How accurate are Vermont redemption centers? Jennifer Costa goes undercover to find out.
  • Stopping the Suffering

    Stopping the Suffering

    Wednesday, February 17 2016 3:22 PM EST2016-02-17 20:22:55 GMT
    An estimated 6,000 Vermonters suffer from epilepsy. Many patients resort to a cocktail of pharmaceuticals to stop their seizures, but as Jennifer Costa found out a growing number of Vermont parents are putting their faith in marijuana.
    An estimated 6,000 Vermonters suffer from epilepsy. Many patients resort to a cocktail of pharmaceuticals to stop their seizures, but as Jennifer Costa found out a growing number of Vermont parents are putting their faith in marijuana.
  • The great Vermont car debate

    The great Vermont car debate

    Wednesday, February 17 2016 3:22 PM EST2016-02-17 20:22:11 GMT
    Vemonters depend on their vehicles to get where they need to go. But what brand they choose may surprise you. Jennifer Costa digs into DMV data to settle a long-standing debate.
    Vemonters depend on their vehicles to get where they need to go. But what brand they choose may surprise you. Jennifer Costa digs into DMV data to settle a long-standing debate.
  • WCAX Exclusive Investigation: Vt. pig farmer fined

    WCAX Exclusive Investigation: Vt. pig farmer fined

    Wednesday, February 17 2016 3:19 PM EST2016-02-17 20:19:19 GMT
    A prestigious pig farmer faces nearly 100 counts of violating Vermont livestock importation laws. The Agency of Agriculture alleges Greg Finch cut corners to save money, while elevating Vermont's risk for a disease outbreak.
    A prestigious pig farmer faces nearly 100 counts of violating Vermont livestock importation laws. The Agency of Agriculture alleges Greg Finch cut corners to save money, while elevating Vermont's risk for a disease outbreak.
  • Vt. pig farmer tied to popular pork recall

    Vt. pig farmer tied to popular pork recall

    Wednesday, February 17 2016 3:19 PM EST2016-02-17 20:19:47 GMT
    A Franklin County farm quarantined-- its products pulled from store shelves. Now, state and federal authorities are investigating whether the farmer improperly imported pigs from across state lines.
    A Franklin County farm quarantined-- its products pulled from store shelves. Now, state and federal authorities are investigating whether the farmer improperly imported pigs from across state lines.
  • Vt. landlord says she survived rental nightmare

    Vt. landlord says she survived rental nightmare

    Wednesday, February 17 2016 3:26 PM EST2016-02-17 20:26:09 GMT
    When is it time to evict a nonpaying tenant? It's a dilemma many Vermont landlords wrestle with. Now, one woman is calling for changes to Vermont's laws after surviving her own rental nightmare.
    When is it time to evict a nonpaying tenant? It's a dilemma many Vermont landlords wrestle with. Now, one woman is calling for changes to Vermont's laws after surviving her own rental nightmare.
  • The Waiting Game, Part 2

    The Waiting Game, Part 2

    Wednesday, February 17 2016 3:33 PM EST2016-02-17 20:33:55 GMT
    In part 2 of our special report, the Waiting Game, Jennifer Costa investigates why patients are piling up if the new state hospital has space.
    In part 2 of our special report, the Waiting Game, Jennifer Costa investigates why patients are piling up if the new state hospital has space.
  • The Waiting Game, Part 1

    The Waiting Game, Part 1

    Wednesday, February 17 2016 3:33 PM EST2016-02-17 20:33:29 GMT
    Medical professionals estimate about 16,000 Vermonters have been diagnosed with serious mental illness. Yet there are only 45 beds for those who need the highest level of care. That discrepancy is creating dangerous consequences in ERs across the state.
    Medical professionals estimate about 16,000 Vermonters have been diagnosed with serious mental illness. Yet there are only 45 beds for those who need the highest level of care. That discrepancy is creating dangerous consequences in ERs across the state.
  • WCAX Investigates: Did a St. Johnsbury prison guard cross the line?

    WCAX Investigates: Did a St. Johnsbury prison guard cross the line?

    Wednesday, February 17 2016 3:12 PM EST2016-02-17 20:12:36 GMT
    "My nerves, my nerves are shot," Chris Cafferky said, crying. The former inmate says a single phone call sent him over the edge. The caller-- a man who used to control his freedom during lockup at the
    An ex-con claims a Vermont corrections officer who knew his medical history from his time in jail went after him to get prescription drugs. What the guard didn't count on was a hidden camera.
  • WCAX investigates ballooning health care contracts

    WCAX investigates ballooning health care contracts

    Wednesday, February 17 2016 3:13 PM EST2016-02-17 20:13:26 GMT
    "Let's face it, we pay federal income tax as Vermonters -- It's our money!" said former Vt. State Auditor Randy Brock.Brock is fired up about how the state is spending the $171 million dollars -- the federal
    A Channel 3 News investigation raises questions about how Vermont spent federal tax dollars dedicated to the Vermont Health Connect project.
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