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2012-07-19 14:21:22

NEW YORK, July 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hearst Television Inc. announced that it has reached a retransmission consent agreement with Time Warner Cable covering carriage of Hearst Television stations in the markets listed below. "We appreciate the support and patience of our viewers, advertisers and local communities served by our stations, and we regret the inconvenience they've experienced over the past 10 days," said Hearst Television President & CEO David Barrett. "This process has...

2012-07-18 10:23:53

NEW YORK, July 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Notwithstanding assertions by representatives of Time Warner Cable that they are negotiating with Hearst Television, Time Warner is attempting to create the illusion of a breakdown of the retransmission consent negotiation process. Although Hearst Television presented Time Warner with a proposal yesterday that was within 5% of its offer to Hearst on July 9, Time Warner has failed to respond. Hearst Television's President, David Barrett,...

2011-10-04 12:00:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A newly completed survey finds that adults in selected communities impacted by Hurricane Irene were extremely engaged with tracking the storm's path, impact and aftermath - and local broadcast television was by far their preferred source for news updates and other information. The survey, conducted for Hearst Television Inc. by Marshall Marketing, included respondents in three television markets, served by Hearst stations, which were significantly...

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2009-08-03 18:35:00

A man who said he missed his late father allegedly brought home the man's remains from a Vershire, Vt., cemetery, police said. Dominik A. Bailey Jr., 43, was charged with felony removal of human remains, WPTZ, Pittsburgh, reported. Police in Thetford, who patrol the tiny hamlet of Vershire, said Bailey's mother called them Friday saying she believed her son planned to remove her husband's cremated remains and take them and the headstone home with him. She said she was going to the cemetery...

2009-02-17 17:17:57

A popular Vermont chain store has sparked controversy among customers for stocking adult sex products on its shelves. The Vermont Country Store, a statewide chain that has been serving the region for more than 60 years, recently added vibrators, sex creams and instructional sex videos to its stock, causing anger among some customers who see the products as inappropriate, WPTZ-TV, Plattsburgh, N.Y., reported Tuesday. A company representative said store officials have received a couple hundred...

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2008-12-31 10:59:36

U.S. film star Matt Dillon has been arrested and charged with speeding in Vermont for allegedly driving 106 mph. on Interstate-91. WPTZ-TV, Plattsburgh, N.Y., reported that Dillon was arrested Tuesday night by Vermont state police who say the Hollywood actor was driving a rented 2009 Chevrolet Impala 41 m.p.h. over the posted speed limit in the town of Newbury. Police told the TV station they photographed, fingerprinted and released Dillon with a citation to appear in Orange County Court on...

2008-12-18 19:12:11

Police in upstate New York said a man named Abe Lincoln lived up to the honest reputation of his namesake by turning in a lost wallet he had found. New York State Police said Raymond Hudson reported his wallet missing in the town of Peru Sunday, the same day he was scheduled to head home to Jamaica, WPTZ-TV, Plattsburgh, N.Y., reported Thursday. Officers said they soon received a call from a man named Abe Lincoln who had found the wallet -- intact with $2,835 cash and Hudson's personal...

2008-11-18 18:11:55

City councilors in Burlington, Vt., are considering a resolution condemning a company's controversial snowboard designs, which include images of Playboy models. The council discussed the proposed resolution Monday night after several non-profit organizations - the Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, Vermont Business and Professional Women, the Girl Scout Council of Vermont and the White Ribbon Campaign of Vermont among them -- publicly asked Burlington snowboard company...