Brownington man arrested for DUI #2 after single-vehicle incident
BROWNINGTON — A Brownington man was taken into custody late Friday evening after his vehicle was found off the roadway on Schoolhouse Road amid cloudy weather and intermittent snow. Vermont State Police responded to the scene at approximately 10:02 p.m. to find a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado without damage and...
Propane truck in river, on fire, closes Rt. 14 in Irasburgh
IRASBURG, Vt. (WCAX) - Vermont Rt. 14 in Irisburg is closed for a propane truck in the river, and on fire. The closure starts 1/2 mile south of the Coventry town line and U.S. Rt. 5 on bridge 129. Drivers are told to expect extended delays.
Police: Man hurt in suspected DUI car vs. pedestrian
ORLEANS, Vt. (WCAX) - A pedestrian is in the hospital after an alleged DUI crash. Just after 4:45 p.m. Sunday, Vermont State police responded to a report of a car versus pedestrian on Main Street in Orleans. Their investigation showed that 68-year-old Dexter Domina of Orleans was driving east in...
Curfew Enforcement Debate Ignited by Vermont Incident
A recent incident in Derby, Vermont, has brought the complex issue of curfew enforcement into the spotlight. On a Thursday night, Paul Therrien, a 47-year-old Newport resident, was apprehended for violating his court-ordered curfew. Alerted to an unwanted presence at a Derby Line home around 9:09 p.m., Vermont State Police determined that Therrien had failed to adhere to his 24-hour curfew conditions. After processing at the Derby barracks, he was released with a court citation for the curfew breach, the details of which, along with the initial charges, are yet undisclosed due to privacy considerations.
Heavy snow brings power outages, slippery travel into Monday morning
Snow piled up quickly in the higher terrain Monday morning. Heavy, wet snow caused scattered power outages in Vermont and Northern New York, with rough travel conditions throughout the morning. As of 5:30 a.m., more than 6,000 outages were reported across Vermont and more than 1,100 customers were without power...
Lamoille sheriff probes early morning burglary at Johnson store
JOHNSON — The Lamoille County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a burglary at the River Valley Store that occurred early Sunday morning, officials said. The front door window was shattered and twp people seen entering throught the window. Sgt. Watson of the Lamoille County Sheriff’s Department is leading the...
Weekly Safety Report: DUI Rollover Crash and Suspended License Violation in Lyndon, Vermont
Two incidents occurred in Lyndon, Vermont this week. The first incident involved a single-vehicle rollover on Lynburke Rd, resulting in a DUI charge for a local man. The driver lost control of the vehicle due to negligent operation. The second incident involved a 39-year-old man who was arrested for driving with a suspended license and violating conditions of his release during a traffic stop near US-5 and Mattocks Park Lane.
Weekly Safety Report: Police Chase and Assault Incidents Impact Orleans County, Vermont
This week in Orleans County, Vermont, two incidents occurred that require attention in the weekly safety report. The first incident involved a police chase in Newport, resulting in a jail sentence for a Coventry man. The second incident is an ongoing investigation into an assault at C&C Market in Barton.
nan, VT Residents: Your Future Cats Best Friend Awaits!
Have you been contemplating pet adoption, or simply love perusing adorable pets? A myriad of delightful pets are available for adoption at various animal shelters in the vicinity of nan..
Snow slows traffic, knocks out power in eastern parts of our region
BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - A messy start to your Monday morning. A winter weather system brought all kinds of precipitation to all corners of the state. South Burlington saw mostly rain but other areas will need to get out the snow shovels. Road conditions get worse headed south on I-89 past Montpelier and VTrans tower cams show snow-covered lanes on I-91.
St. Johnsbury man leads police on 23-mile chase
ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (WCAX) - A St. Johnsbury man faces a slew of charges after police say he led them on a 23-mile chase through the Northeast Kingdom. It happened Monday night around 6:30 p.m. when St. Johnsbury Police say they responded to a report of a stolen car. Offices located the 2005 Chevrolet Impala Wednesday night on Railroad Street and attempted to stop it, but they say the driver, later identified as Antonio Hammond, 39, sped off. Additional officers gave chase, reaching speeds of over 80 miles per hour down Memorial Drive and through Lyndonville.
Local Weather Update: December's Mixed Bag of Snow and Rain
Sunrise: 7:07 AM Sunset: 4:12 PM Length of the day: 9 hours 5 minutes December does not get all of its precipitation as snow. The long-term averages show that Burlington and St. Johnsbury get 75% as snow, while Brattleboro, VT and Concord, NH average about 50% snow and 50% rain. Of course a snowy December can produce near 100% in the form of snow as in 1981, while the mild December of 1997 only featured 33% of the precipitation in the form of snow.Visit here for more details.
St. Jay housing project underway to provide middle-income condos
ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (WCAX) - Vermont’s housing crisis is having an impact on nearly all sectors of the state’s economy. A new housing project in St. Johnsbury won’t solve the problem but could help provide a boost for the area. Officials in St. Johnsbury say they see...
Hit-and-Run Epidemic: A Call for Accountability and Safety on the Roads
On December 1, 2022, the quiet of Vermont’s Interstate 91 was shattered by the screech of tires as a 2015 Volkswagen Golf and a log-laden tractor trailer collided near mile marker 107 in Newbury. Lanette Wright, a seasoned 63-year-old resident of Danville, managed to walk away from her moderately damaged Volkswagen without injuries that necessitated hospitalization, a testament to the life-saving virtue of seat belts. In a disquieting development, the tractor trailer fled the scene, leaving behind more questions than answers.
Luis Guzmán wins big on 'Celebrity Wheel of Fortune' for Vermont nonprofit
CABOT, Vt. — A local Vermont organization received a big shoutout on primetime TV this week from none other than actor Luis Guzmán. Guzmán, who is known for roles in hits like "Boogie Nights," Magnolia" and Netflix's "Wednesday," appeared on last night's episode of "Celebrity Wheel of Fortune" and donated his $30,000 winnings to Neighbors in Action, a local nonprofit with locations in Cabot and Lyndonville.
Drones becoming key tool for Vt. law enforcement
ROYALTON, Vt. (WCAX) - When a vulnerable person is missing, minutes can mean the difference between life and death. Along with searches on the ground, the Vermont State Police and other agencies are increasingly turning to technology in the sky to bring people to safety. One grateful Franklin County family witnessed this summer first-hand what the state’s drone team can do.
Lyndon officials reject mental health facility proposal
LYNDON, Vt. (WCAX) - A plan to put a mental health facility in downtown Lyndon has come to a halt. Northeast Kingdom Human Services had been trying to put a medical clinic off of Elm Street but the town denied the plans. Officials said the proposed six-bed facility did not meet the “medical clinic” definition. The were also concerned about parking in front of the building.
Canusa Street: A Community at the Crossroads of National Security and Cultural Unity
Nestled within the quiet enclave of Beebe Plain lies Canusa Street, an unassuming road that serves as a literal and symbolic intersection of Canadian and American lives. This street is not just a route for locals but marks the international border between Canada and the United States. It's a community where the act of crossing the street translates to international travel, and the centerline of the road represents a border that is both a point of unity and division. As the world's attention turns towards this unique thoroughfare due to its upcoming feature in an American TV series, Canusa Street's residents grapple with the realities of heightened border security that has transformed their way of life.
Thanksgiving tradition takes to Barton roads
BARTON — Running through the streets, a holiday horde gathered for a pre-feast foot race as the annual Turkey Trot returned for its twenty-first year. The five-kilometer benefit saw seasoned sprinters and leisurely walking participants each out for a jaunt ahead of their traditional Thanksgiving dinners. A few canine companions completed the course as well. Some lucky individuals even got to take home something extra for their banquet, courtesy of the library.
Early Season Winter Storm Closes Schools and Disrupts Power
HARDWICK – Local children coming back from a Thanksgiving school break had their vacation extended a day as many residents woke up to no electricity and treacherous travel Monday morning. This was the result of an early season winter storm that dumped a variable amount of snow across the landscape.