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.
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: Burglary, Car Theft, and Attempted Break-in in Worcester, Vermont
This week in Worcester, Vermont, there were three incidents that occurred involving criminal activities. These incidents include a burglary at The Habibi Smokeshop, a car theft and assault, and an attempted break-in on Gibbs Street.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
Zenbarn Farms buys Curaleaf cannabis dispensaries in Vermont
The Waterbury-based company also purchased a growing facility from Curaleaf, a national corporation. Read the story on VTDigger here: Zenbarn Farms buys Curaleaf cannabis dispensaries in Vermont.
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.
Crafting the Vermont state budget will be different this year, lawmakers say
MONTPELIER, Vt. — State lawmakers were back in Montpelier Friday for a legislative briefing to get caught up on the state’s economy and revenues, with the session just over a month away. The state's economist said Vermont is seeing issues in the credit-heavy sectors like real estate and...
Stowe Cider Announces 2024 Tuned Up Winter Concert Series
Stowe Cider in Stowe, Vermont announced the 2024 Tuned Up Winter Concert Series lineup featuring eight back-to-back weekends and 15+ shows to keep you jamming all winter long. Tuned Up Concert Series tickets are now on sale!. SEASON PASSES are now on sale for the entire series. These passes get...
Super Senior: Alan Rubel
In 1967, Alan Rubel traveled from his home in Barre to Montreal to visit a cousin. While there, he spotted a dark-haired beauty who changed his life forever.
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.
Today the gas price is close to $3.49 in Hardwick as of 2023-12-01. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Friday is $3.248, a week ago the price is $3.265 , according to AAA.
Barre city manager talks about issues facing the central Vermont city
Although Barre, Vermont continues to recover from devastating flooding in July, the city still has to provide regular services. Strolling down North Main Street recently, City Manager Nicholas Storellicastro talked with WAMC North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley about the city and the key issues it faces:. You know, this...
Vermonters find decades-old munitions in backyard of Puerto Rico home
“We’re famous in the neighborhood now,” Aaron Schulman said.
Bellavances Conserve 91 Acres on West Hill Road
HARDWICK — Tom and Janet Bellavance protected 91 acres of farmland, woods and wetlands on West Hill Road, the Vermont Land Trust (VLT) announced today. The Bellavances own and run Sunset Lake Farm, a dairy with 1,000 cows based in Alburgh that sells its milk through Dairy Farmers of America, a national co-operative of family dairy farms.
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.
Vermont State Police issue phone scam warning
WATERBURY, Vt. (WCAX) - Authorities are warning Vermonters about a phone scam in which the caller claims to be a member of the Vermont State Police. VSP officials say the imposter typically tells the victim that their identity has been compromised. The number that appears on the caller ID is the main line for the state police’s Westminster Barracks.