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Police arrested two suspects in connection to St. Johnsbury shooting

ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (WCAX) - Vermont State Police have arrested two people they say are responsible for a shooting in St. Johnsbury. Police took Felipe Cotto Jr, 40, of Chicopee Massachusetts and Casey Jean Squires, 21, of Sheffield, Vermont, into custody. They say Cotto is charged with attempted second degree murder and aggravated assault. Squires is charged with being an accessory to both charges.
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Barnet man shot, 2 taken into custody in Lyndon

ST. JOHNSBURY — A 36-year-old man from Barnet was shot last night at the Maplefields in St. Johnsbury, and police say two people are in custody. Authorities executed a search warrant this afternoon at 1241 Mathewson Hill Road in Lyndon. Two individuals at the home have been detained and...

Man suffers life-threatening injuries in St. Johnsbury shooting

St. Johnsbury, VT — On Tuesday night, a man was shot at the Maplefields and taken to the hospital for life-threatening injuries. Investigations have continues into Wednesday, as members of the Vermont State Police and the Tactical Services Unit executed a search warrant at 1241 Mathewson Hill Rd. in Lyndon. Two individuals have been detained as persons of interest, and four others are being interviewed by detectives. Law enforcement will also carry out a court-ordered search of the residence for any evidence linked to the shooting.

Police detain two persons of interest in Saint Johnsbury shooting

SAINT JOHNSBURY, Vt. — Vermont State Police have detained two persons of interest during their investigation into a shooting in Saint Johnsbury that left one man with life-threatening injuries. Troopers detained the two individuals, whose identities have not been released, after executing a search warrant on Wednesday afternoon at...

Gas Stations in New Hampshire Offer $2.38 a Gallon Prices

You have to love the Granite State. With the motto "live free or die," there is no other state that I would personally rather live in. Granite Staters are good people, hardworking, and kind. Just last week, something really incredible happened at two gas stations in New Hampshire. Travelers on...

New Hampshire woman accused of arson in Vermont

CONCORD, Vt. — A woman from Lyman is accused of starting a car fire in Vermont that then spread to a home, where a family was inside, asleep. Police in Concord, Vermont, said Nikki Lucas, 33, started the fire, which spread to two other vehicles, a camper and the home.

Two-vehicle crash in Newport

NEWPORT — Police say they responded to a two-vehicle crash with injuries in Newport yesterday. The crash took place on Route 100 and Tetreault Road at around 11:10 a.m. Police identified the drivers as Cara Dodge, 28, of Johnson, and Leon Gosselin, 85, of Derby. Police say that Dodge...

After a Two-Year Pandemic Hiatus, Circus Smirkus Hits the Road Again

Frederick Buford stepped into the ring at the Circus Smirkus Circus Barn in Greensboro last week dressed in a checkered vest, knee-high red socks and a matching red nose. The 16-year-old juggler began his routine by animatedly tossing and catching several orange balls at once. Then, with the ringmaster, he performed a whimsical act about cleaning a car involving lots of sponge throwing and water squirting.

Barton man denies setting fire to home with 9 people inside

NEWPORT, Vt. (WCAX) - A man accused of setting fire to a Barton home with eight children and an adult inside appeared in court on Tuesday. Conrad Labor, 41, of Barton, pleaded not guilty to charges of arson and reckless endangerment. Police say Labor lit the fire on the outside...

Vt. corrections officials present plan to address staffing crisis

ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (WCAX) - Vermont corrections officials Wednesday released a sweeping plan to address an ongoing staffing crisis at Vermont’s prisons. Corrections officials say the staffing situation at the Northeast Correctional Complex in St. Johnsbury got so bad at one during the pandemic, the security of the facility was almost compromised. That was until they switched over to a new schedule.