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Fire that blew through historic Barre building determined to be arson

BARRE, Vt. - On Tuesday night, the Barre City Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire.

MYCHAMPLAINVALLEY.COM - 2018-05-23 23:06:15

Police say fires in Barre intentionally set

BARRE, Vt. (AP) — Investigators say two fires in recent days in the city of Barre, Vermont, were intentionally set.

ROANOKE TIMES - 2018-05-23 20:01:47

Barre City police log: Swearing children, howling dogs reported | Times Argus

The following is a sampling of calls to Barre City police in recent days.May 14There was a suspicious person on North Main Street.A dog was running loose on Hawes Place.On Boynton Street, a burglary was reported.There was a juvenile problem on 3rdStreet.Keys were found on Maple Avenue.A grease fire


Barre teenager admits to knife attack | Times Argus

Corey Boardman, 17, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Washington County criminal court to a felony count of aggravated assault with a weapon. The state dropped a misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct, per the plea agreement.


Crews bring fire under control at Barre commercial building

BARRE, Vt. —Fire crews battled a fire Tuesday evening at a commercial building on North Main Street in Barre.The Barre City Fire Department said the fire happened at the former Tenco/Hill-Martin Company building.AdvertisementFirefighters asked drivers to avoid the North End and Main Street areas bec

MYNBC5.COM - 2018-05-23 00:58:00

Fire on North Main Street Barre | Times Argus

A late afternoon, three-alarm fire shut down North Main Street as area fire crews battled a structure fire the the former Hill-Martin building, across the street from North Barre Manor. When fire crews arrived around 5 p.m., the historic brick building was fully engulfed. Fire crews from Barre City,

TIMES-ARGUS - 2018-05-22 20:01:00

Search teams continue looking for missing Vermont man

SHARON, Vt. (AP) —Vermont State Police search teams are in Sharon area looking for a 19-year-old man who has been missing since January.Police said the state police Crime Scene Search Team and the Search and Rescue Team are out Wednesday searching for Austin Colson, who was last seen at his home in

MYNBC5.COM - 2018-05-23 18:14:00

Vermont lawmakers back in Montpelier Wednesday for special session

Vermont lawmakers are back in Montpelier Wednesday for a special legislative session.Governor Phil Scott called lawmakers back to work on the budget and property tax bills.Scott said he plans to veto the current budget, saying, “It is unnecessary and unacceptable to raise property taxes by nearly $3

MYCHAMPLAINVALLEY.COM - 2018-05-23 14:07:08

Police: Burglary linked to missing Strafford woman

Authorities say Emma-Jayne Farina, 23, was last seen at her residence in Strafford last Wednesday. They say her family's home was burglarized Friday and that she may have played a role in the crime. Police say family and friends of Farina have received communication indicating she may be in danger.

WCAX - 2018-05-23 08:50:00

Vermont school district closes following shooting threat

The Orange South Supervisory Union says schools will be closed Tuesday “out of an abundance of caution.”The Randolph Police Department received information late Monday evening from a parent about a threat of violence against a school in the district. Police said after an altercation between two midd


Fire officials: Fire destroys Vermont building built in 1844

BARRE, Vt. (AP) — Vermont fire officials say a blaze destroyed the oldest building in Barre.The fire broke out in the building around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, with smoke filling the area. Officials say the fire was in two adjoining buildings — one of which was built in 1844 and was destroyed.

CCENTERDISPATCH.COM - 2018-05-23 05:27:11

Could sports-betting ruling invalidate US death penalty law?

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Catholic Diocese Prison Ministry shows Donald Fell, sentenced to death for killing Terry King, of North Clarendon, Vt., who was abducted in 2000 when she arrived for work at a Rutland supermarket.Catholic Diocese Prison Ministry

CULLMAN TIMES - 2018-05-22 21:01:00

Herald and Times Argus appoint news editors | Rutland Herald

The sister papers have announced the appointment of new news editors — John Dolan at the Herald in Rutland and David Smith at the Times Argus in Barre. Dolan takes over his newsroom from departed managing editor Roger Carroll, while Smith is taking on some of the duties in Barre of Editor Steven Pap


Donald Fell seeks to invalidate US death penalty law

In a Monday filing, attorneys for Donald Fell argue that carrying out the federal death penalty requires help from state officials in violation of the 10th Amendment, which limits federal power over the states.


Times Argus and Rutland Herald appoint news editors | Times Argus

The sister papers have announced the appointment of new news editors — David Smith, of Middlesex, at the Times Argus in Barre and John Dolan at the Herald in Rutland. Smith is taking on some of the duties in Barre of Editor Steven Pappas, freeing him up to spend more time in a managing role for both


Police Name Suspect In Tim Persons Death

A resident of a local half-way house will be charged with the murder of Crepeault Hill Road resident Tim Persons.State Police say Allen Draper, 30, who lives at Covered Bridges Therapeutic Communities on Pearl Street, will be arraigned in Caledonia County Superior Court Tuesday at 1 p.m. on charges


Vermont warns of coming tent caterpillar damage

Last year, the bugs defoliated 60,000 acres of forestland, affecting every county in the state. Defoliation reduces tree growth and can have an impact on maple tapping for syrup production, though trees typically survive these setbacks.


Protesters arrested at the state house

They say they want to end systemic racism, poverty, militarism, and environmental destruction.


Police: No charges expected following reported school threat

RANDOLPH, Vt. (AP) — Police in Randolph, Vermont, say they do not expect to bring charges after a reported threat forced a district to close five schools.


Blossom season | Times Argus

Lately, we’ve been getting a few of those “glad to be alive” days here at Morse Farm. Being farmers, we have a special edge on the “glad” part, especially this time of year. My father used to call it “blossom” season. Y’know the time of year when everything wakes up and we say “whew”… made it throug