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Potential person of interest in Eden homicide investigation

A St. Johnsbury man arrested on Friday on unrelated charges may be a person of interest in Thursday night’s deadly shooting in Lamoille County. Shawn Rich, 44, has not been named a suspect. However, the Caledonian-Record reports that court documents link him to the case. Vermont State Police arrested...
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Man stabbed to death in fifth Burlington homicide of the year

According to the Burlington Police Department, 23-year-old Abubakar Sharrif was found bleeding from apparent stab wounds early Sunday morning at a restaurant downtown. He was pronounced dead at a hospital later that morning. Read the story on VTDigger here: Man stabbed to death in fifth Burlington homicide of the year.

BREAKING: Burlington stabbing leaves one dead

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - Burlington Police are investigating a fatal stabbing downtown overnight. Police say just after 3:00 a.m. they received several calls of a disturbance and assault at Piesanos Restaurant on Main Street. When officers arrived, they say they found a man with stab wounds. Police have not released...

Stolen veteran grave markers recovered from recycling facility

WILLISTON, Vt. (WCAX) - Thirty-four stolen veteran grave markers have been recovered after police were notified 36-year-old James Perron was trying to sell them. All Metals Recycling called police after Perron, a resident of Saint Alban, tried to sell the brass medallions, which according to police is a felony. The...

Large fire response to downtown Winooski

WINOOSKI, Vt. (WCAX) - Firefighters wrangled a fire in the downtown Sunday afternoon. Just before 2pm multiple fire crews responded to a structure on East Allen Street with heavy smoke coming from the roof. We have reached out to Winooski Fire Department for more information, but have not heard back.

Afternoon fire in Sunday leaves 4-apartment unit inhabitable

WINOOSKI, Vt. — The Winooski Fire Department called out for mutual aid after a fire traveled through an apartment building on 72 East Allen St. in the city. This fire closed the area road of East Allen Street area for several hours as fire crews from multiple surrounding cities and towns worked to put the fire out.

Stowe Resort unveils new ticket policy for peak days

STOWE, Vt. (WCAX) - If you’re looking to ski Stowe this year during popular weekends, the resort is trying something new. Starting this year, the resort will limit lift ticket sales on peak days. Epic Pass holders will still be able to ski during those times, but those looking...

Inflation is stretching Vermont’s nonprofits

“I think we’re seeing more and more people kind of falling through the cracks,” said Lisa Falcone, executive director of Mercy Connections in Burlington. Read the story on VTDigger here: Inflation is stretching Vermont’s nonprofits.

What kind of commitment does it take to adopt an exotic pet?

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - Adopting a unique pet may seem like an exciting choice, but it’s a big commitment. Four sugar gliders are currently available for adoption at the Humane Society of Chittenden County. Though they may seem like a cute, easy pal to keep around the house, experts...

Home in Morristown sustains heavy damage from late night fire

MORRISTOWN, Vt. — Vermont State Police are investigating a house fire in Morristown that caused significant damage to the home. The Morrisville Fire Department said the fire broke out around 12:14 a.m. on Friday on Fourth Street. When crews arrived at the scene, they found a single-wide trailer completely engulfed in flames.

Proceeds from a tree raffle helping to get people into homes

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - A Non-profit known for taking homelessness head on is using a holiday decoration to boost donations. ANEW place, centered in Chittenden County, is holding their second celebration of trees. 34 different organizations donated a decorated tree to be raffled off. Proceeds will hopefully raise more than...

2 New England spots among USA Today's top 5 ski towns in North America

Two New England communities are among the 10 best ski towns in North America, according to USA Today readers. USA Today released its "10Best" list for ski towns for the 2022-23 season on Saturday and two spots in the region not only made the top 10, but cracked the top five.

In the Garden: Begonias

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - If you’re looking for a flowering indoor plant to keep through the winter, Charlie Nardozzi and Sharon Meyer have some suggestions. Learn more about begonias on this week’s In the Garden.
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Investigators examine items found in Messier disappearance case

Weeks after the pickup truck belonging to Donald Messier was pulled from the Winooski River in Duxbury, investigators continue to pore over newly-found objects in the river that may provide clues in the 2006 missing person case. Vermont State Police divers and several volunteers returned to the river recently to...

ANew place carries on tradition to raise money for those in need

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. — Anew Place, a Chittenden County-based organization serving the adult homeless community, is raffling off Christmas trees for a good cause. It's the second holiday season in a row that ANew place is raffling off trees in the University Mall of South Burlington. There, people can...

Vermont firefighters have exceptionally busy weekend

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - It’s been a busy few days for fire departments around Vermont. From Brattleboro to Swanton, there were several major fires, resulting in two deaths. Here’s what we know:. A fire broke out at a home on Grinka Road at 3 a.m. on Friday. Fire...