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Marshfield man charged with DUI after single-vehicle crash
MARSHFIELD — Troopers responded to a report of a single-vehicle crash on US RT 2 in Marshfield where they found the driver showing signs of impairment. Caleb Kennison, 24, of Plainfield, was taken into custody under suspicion of driving under the influence at around 6:45 p.m. on Dec. 2.
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...
Morrisville school officials pushes back on alleged stabbing
The superintendent of the Lamoille South Supervisory Union and the school district chair said students feel safe at Peoples Academy and offered additional details about the incident in a letter to the community. Read the story on VTDigger here: Morrisville school officials pushes back on alleged stabbing.
Montpelier exhibit raises awareness about gun violence
MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) - From the top of a ladder, Susan Calza ties a ribbon to the ceiling, affixed to a bullet casing and a shimmering tag. It’s the six hundred and twenty-second tag she’s hung this year in her Montpelier gallery. The ribbons are Calza’s way of...
From Local Crises to Community Resilience: Understanding Public Safety in Washington County
Washington County, Vermont, recently faced a week replete with safety concerns that have left its residents on high alert. The community is grappling with the loss of Josephine 'JoBeth' Buckley, a dedicated forensic chemist, in a tragic car crash, alongside an alarming string of incidents from burglaries to high-speed chases and phone scams. These events have not only caused immediate distress but also raise questions about the underlying societal factors contributing to such disturbances in a typically tranquil area.
2 recent drug busts have teens — and teen trafficking — at the center of the trade
Prosecutors say the small numbers don’t constitute a trend, but cases in Barre and Rutland demonstrate the challenges of coercion when juveniles are drawn into selling drugs. Read the story on VTDigger here: 2 recent drug busts have teens — and teen trafficking — at the center of the trade.
Heavy snow to bring power outages, slippery travel into Monday morning
Rain will change to wet snow even in the valleys overnight, at least for a few hours. Snow will pile up quickly in the higher terrain. Scattered power outages are likely along with very rough travel conditions into tomorrow morning. Snow likely changes to rain showers tomorrow in the valleys...
New Home Needed: Meet the Latest Adorable Dogs Up for Adoption in east montpelier, VT
Interested in adding a furry friend to your family? Even if you're just keen on viewing some of the cute critters available for adoption nearby, there are ample pets waiting for their forever homes in animal shelters throughout and around east montpelier.
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.
Rising Crime in Small Town America: The Case of Worcester, Vermont
Worcester, Vermont, a usually peaceful small community, has recently been shaken by a series of criminal activities that have raised serious concerns about public safety. The events unfolded with a burglary at the Habibi Smokeshop on Main Street in the early hours of November 25, followed by a violent car theft and an attempted break-in within the same week. These incidents not only increased vigilance among residents but also initiated a review of local security measures and police response protocols.
Vermont Dog Rescue Controversy
Some of this article was written WITH the help of AI. Disclaimer: This article includes affiliate links. The controversies surrounding Heidi’s Haven, an animal rescue in Williamstown, Vermont, have ignited concerns among animal advocates and officials. Despite persistent allegations of animal mistreatment and poor living conditions at the shelter, Vermont wildlife authorities have stated that, at present, the facility is in compliance with state laws.
Have You Experienced the Delights of Cold Hollow Cider Mill?
My recent visit to the Cold Hollow Cider Mill was nothing short of a delightful experience. The moment I stepped foot on the farm, I was greeted by the tantalizing aroma of freshly brewed apple cider. I couldn't resist and had a taste, and let me tell you, it was a hundred times better than any other I've tasted. The on-site made cider donuts were a treat to my taste buds, so much so that I ended up buying two large barrels of cider to take back home.
Art Exhibit Documenting Mass Shootings Opens in Montpelier
Explore the powerful gun violence art exhibit in Montpelier's Muler Gallery. The exhibit catalogues every mass shooting in the US through poignant art installations, aiming to make the issue more tangible. The ultimate goal? To take this impactful artwork nationwide.
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.
Vail Resorts sued for fatal zip line accident
The wrongful death lawsuit, recently moved to federal district court, was brought by the estate of Scott Lewis, who died while working as a zip line tour guide at Stowe Mountain Resort, and names four other firms that designed, installed or equipped the resort’s ZipTour ride. Read the story on VTDigger here: Vail Resorts sued for fatal zip line accident.
Driver in fatal 2017 crash to avoid prison time
BARRE, Vt. (WCAX) - A Newbury man accused of killing a gas station worker with his car in 2017 will avoid any jail time under a plea deal Thursday. But while the case over the deadly incident at the P&H Truck Stop in Wells River may have concluded, it did not bring closure to the family of the Ryegate victim.
Hundreds Rally at State House in Montpelier in Support of Palestine
Hundreds gather at the state house in Montpelier, rallying in support of Palestine and accusing Israel of modern-day genocide. The protestors call for a ceasefire and an end to US support for Israel, while others express surprise at the support for what they term as terrorism.
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.
FEMA temporary housing is closer to construction but the timeline is still uncertain
FEMA officials say the construction on a site set to house 20 mobile homes for Vermonters displaced by flooding is set to begin in mid-December, but the trailers won't arrive until the site is ready.
Worcester police seize drugs, crossbow in Gage Street apartment raid
WORCESTER — Vice Squad officers from the Worcester Police Department executed a search warrant on Nov. 29 at approximately 7:15 p.m. on a Gage Street apartment, resulting in the arrest of a 33-year-old man and the seizure of suspected narcotics and a weapon. The target of the warrant was...