Breaking News from Burlington VT

Find the latest Burlington VT News from the most up to date source on all headlines and breaking stories from around the world.

Four face murder charges in Burlington shooting death

Four individuals suspected in the shooting death of 23-year-old Benzell Hampton in Burlington’s Old North End have been located and will face charges, Burlington Police announced Thursday.


Public safety head calls Burlington police chief’s pressure ‘completely inappropriate’

High-level officials in the Scott administration have strongly criticized efforts by Burlington Police Chief Brandon del Pozo and Mayor Miro Weinberger’s to pressure the state’s medical examiner involving the death of a man who had an altercation with police.


Two arrested in Connecticut in connection to Burlington homicide

Police in Connecticut arrested two people Wednesday in connection to a homicide in Burlington. The homicide for which the men were sought was not disclosed. But Burlington Police said this week they were seeking "additional witnesses" in connection to Tuesday's deadly shootout in the Old North End,


10 Big-Ticket Events Coming Up Near Burlington

BURLINGTON, VT — New and exciting events are coming to the Burlington area all the time. Whether you're looking to attend a concert or sporting event, theater performance or magic show, Patch's partnership with TicketNetwork has you covered. Here's your weekly roundup of the top big-ticket events co


4 suspects in custody in Vermont fatal shooting

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Police say four suspects are facing charges in a fatal shooting in Vermont. Burlington police say 23-year-old Benzell Hampton was shot and killed in an attack in a downtown neighborhood on Tuesday.


Burlington Officials Sought to Change 'Homicide' Finding in Police Case

Burlington city officials sought to influence how the state's chief medical examiner classified a Burlington man's death after learning that the autopsy would link it to punches thrown by a city cop.


Vermont college professor on leave after asking students Nazi-themed exam question

A Vermont college professor will take a leave of absence after he created a chemistry exam question asking students to calculate the deadly dose of poisonous gas used in Nazi gas chambers.


Vermont Homicide Suspects Arrested In Enfield

ENFIELD, CT — A pair of men wanted in connection with a homicide investigation in Vermont were arrested in Enfield Wednesday night. Brandon Sanders, 18, and Johnny Ford, 32, were each charged with being a fugitive from justice, while Ford was additionally charged with possession of narcotics. Each m


Murder Suspects From Vermont Caught In CT

Two men wanted for a Vermont murder were nabbed in Connecticut by police who located the vehicle they were fleeing in on I-91. The incident took place around 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 17, when Enfield Police officers were alerted by an outside agency that Brandon Sanders, 18, and Johnny Ford, 32,


Driver arrested on suspicion of DUI after crash in Williston with four passengers

WILLISTON, Vt. - A driver has been taken into custody after crashing into a telephone pole on South Brownell Road in Williston with four passengers in the car, including a child.


2 men wanted for Vermont murder arrested in Connecticut, 4 to be charged in total

ENFIELD, Conn. (WTNH) - Two men wanted for murder in Vermont were arrested in Enfield on Wednesday. According to officials, four people in total will be facing charges for the crime.


Car on fire halts traffic, driver arrested

WILLISTON, Vt. (WCAX) A car consumed by fire shut down a Williston road and police say the driver ran away. Officers responded to a report of a car in flames on South Brownell Road last night after it ran into a telephone pole, they learned the driver ran away.


Vergennes Police Log: Pot in pocket leads to open-container charges

VERGENNES — Vergennes police on April 11 cited a motorist on Route 7 in Ferrisburgh for having an open container for drugs because the driver of the vehicle had four rolled marijuana cigarettes in a pocket and not in a sealed container.


One dead in drug-related shootout in Burlington

BURLINGTON, Vt. - Police say a shootout Tuesday in Burlington in which one man was killed was likely drug related. Benzell Hampton, 23, was shot in the head and died in the the driveway of a home on North Willard Street after exchanging gunfire with another man, who was wounded.


Finding new ways to continue farming in Vermont

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) Farming has been ingrained in Vermont's DNA for centuries. Now, many farmers are fighting to counter lower food prices and industrial-sized farms. And a lot of the time, local farmers must find new ways to adapt.


Should Vermont build a new juvenile detention center?

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) Plans to build a new juvenile detention center in Vermont are moving forward. Our Cat Viglienzoni learned what the state is planning. What to do about Woodside has been a problem for Vermont's lawmakers for years.


Feds: Swanton woman admits Abenaki embezzlement

BURLINGTON — The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Vermont has charged a Franklin County woman for helping embezzle about $140,000 from the Abenaki Self-Help Association Inc. in Swanton, court records show.


Jury indicts Bova on murder, attempted murder charges

PLATTSBURGH | An AuSable Forks man accused of fatally shooting his girlfriend last month as she rode in the passenger seat of a truck has been indicted by a grand jury in Clinton County.


Man killed in ‘shootout’ in Burlington’s Old North End

BURLINGTON — Burlington Police are investigating a Tuesday afternoon shooting in the city’s Old North End that left a 23-year-old man dead. Benzell Hampton, 23, was shot in the head and and killed at approximately 2:45 this afternoon, according to the city’s police chief, Brandon del Pozo, who said


Opponents, supporters turn out for abortion protection amendment

A proposal to amend the state’s Constitution to protect “personal reproductive liberty,” saw vehement opposition — and support — at a Wednesday public hearing at the Statehouse.