(Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images) (BURLINGTON, Vt.) The Burlington Police Department confirmed that rescue crews found the body of a missing boater in Lake Champlain Wednesday morning, according to NBC5.
Florida man charged in Vermont with obstructing justice for evading rape of minor trial for 22 years
(Mark Makela/Getty Images) (RUTLAND, Vt.) Vermont State Police announced on Wednesday that it has issued a citation to a man from Florida on two counts of obstructing justice for claiming he was too medically ill to travel for a court hearing.
(Scott Barbour/Getty Images) (MILTON, Vt.) A house fire in the early hours of Wednesday morning forced a Milton family of four from their home, NBC5 reported. Milton Fire Department Chief Chris Poirier said neighbors woke up around 1 a.m. to the sound of popping noises coming from across the street. When they checked to find the source, Poirier said they saw flames coming out from near the garage of a house on Birch Lane.
(Chris Hondros/Getty Images) (MONTPELIER, Vt.) Starting July 1, Vermont will no longer tax people for buying menstruation products like tampons and sanitary napkins. The Burlington Free Press reported that new law came into effect after Gov. Phil Scott on June 8 signed tax bill H.436. The bill includes tampons, panty liners, menstrual cups, sanitary napkins and other menstrual products as tax-exempt items.
(NEWPORT, Vt.) A Vermont judge agreed to the state’s request and fined the owner of a former UPS store after he and his employees violated Gov. Phil Scott’s mask mandate. WCAX reported that Andre Desautels was fined $850. The owner, whose store lost its franchise because it openly dismissed the statewide mask mandate, was fined $50 for the 17 days that his store was out of compliance.
State police arrest Townshend woman suspected of driving while impaired, evading police, resisting arrest
(TOWNSHEND, Vt.) Vermont State Police announced on Thursday that a woman was arrested earlier this week who had an active arrest warrant for a prior DUI charge and was potentially driving again while impaired.
(Darren McCollester/Newsmakers) (JERICHO, Vt.) A multi-agency investigation found a stolen $1.2 million yacht in Lake Champlain after it went missing from a Rouses Point, N.Y., marina.
Vermont’s Elle Purrier St. Pierre set to go to Tokyo Olympics after winning 1500 meter track and field trial
(Steph Chambers/Getty Images) (MONTGOMERY, Vt.) Montgomery resident Elle Purrier St. Pierre raced to victory in the women’s 1,500-meter race at the U.S. track and field trials Monday night in Eugene, Oregon, and secured her spot for this summer’s Olympic Games.
(Sanchali Singh/NewsBreak) (SHAFTSBURY, Vt.) A man from New York totaled his car in Shaftsbury early Monday morning after supposedly driving under the influence of prescription drugs.
(Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images) (SALISBURY, Vt.) A Vermont dairy farm was recognized this week after winning a national award for its sustainable farming practices, which help combat climate change and protect water quality.
(Phil Walter/Getty Images) (GRAND ISLE, Vt.) A Vermont knitwear company helping to support the local wool market uses yarn sheared from local sheep to craft its products and create a “farm-to-closet” wardrobe.
(Kena Betancur/Getty Images) (MONTPELIER, Vt.) On Monday, Vermont became the first state in the country to vaccinate 80% of its eligible population with at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, allowing the state to remove all pandemic restrictions.
(Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) (MONTPELIER, Vt.) On Saturday and Sunday, Vermont is holding its annual Vermont Days Weekend to celebrate the start of the summer and provide an opportunity to explore the state’s fishing, parks and historic culture.
(Nathan Howard/Getty Images) (BURLINGTON, Vt.) The University of Vermont announced on Wednesday that it will require all students to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus once at least one vaccine gets full approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
(Joe Raedle/Getty Images) (BURLINGTON, Vt.) A new study released by the University of Vermont found that cleaning up phosphorous in Lake Champlain would bring in tens of millions of dollars to the state’s economy.
(Sean Gallup/Getty Images) (BURLINGTON, Vt.) In a Monday night vote, the Burlington City Council decided to end its mask mandate for fully vaccinated individuals starting Tuesday.
(Northfield Police Department/Facebook) (NORTHFIELD, Vt.) The Northfield Police Department announced that a teenager was caught in Las Vegas on Saturday after being on the run for months for trying to run two women off a roadway.
(Nathan Howard/Getty Images) (BRATTLEBORO, Vt.) Friday marks the first day that people in Brattleboro no longer have to wear face masks. The decision came after the Brattleboro Selectboard voted 4-1 earlier this week to lift its yearlong COVID-19 mask order, VTDigger reported.
(Matt Cardy/Getty Images) (MONTPELIER, Vt.) The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department announced on Wednesday that the state’s bass fishing season will start Saturday, June 12. Vermont’s bass season starts each year on the second Saturday in June and extends through the last day of November. Outside of that time period, anglers can fish for bass in open water on a catch-and-release basis, using artificial lures and flies only on waters that are not seasonally closed.