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Burlington woman comes face to face with burglar, threatened with gun

BURLINGTON, Vt. - In Burlington, a homeowner on Pine Street came face to face with a burglar Saturday night. The homeowner reported to police an unknown man had entered her apartment and displayed a gun. Police say this happened around 6:00 p.m. The woman says the man threatened her and her daughter

MYCHAMPLAINVALLEY.COM - 2018-03-18 01:01:49

Police: Williston man faces third DUI charge after leaving the scene of crash

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. - A Williston man is facing a third DUI charge after police say he left the scene of a crash in South Burlington. Around 9:30 Friday night, South Burlington Police received a report of a truck with a plow that had crashed into a light pole on Lime Kiln Road. Upon arrival, offic

MYCHAMPLAINVALLEY.COM - 2018-03-17 12:13:54

2 New Yorkers caught cashing forged checks

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. New York State Police say they have arrested two men for cashing forged checks in Plattsburgh. They say James Garrow Junior of Plattsburgh and William Sloan Junior of Keeseville cashed the checks at banks over the last three days. Police arrested both Friday on multiple counts of f

WCAX - 2018-03-17 15:13:00

Weather: Winter chill continues

Colchester, Vt. - Good evening folks, Happy Saint Patrick's Day. Quiet weather will continue to be the theme of the forecast thanks to a ridge of high pressure. While it's plenty sunny, it feels more like mid-January. Heading into Saturday evening we will remain mostly clear, outside of a few mount

MYCHAMPLAINVALLEY.COM - 2018-03-17 22:06:18

Insanity defense filed for driver in Williston quintuple fatal crash

Steven Bourgoin appears in Vermont Superior Court in Burlington on Monday, May 8, 2017. Bourgoin is accused of causing a crash in October of 2016 that left five teenagers dead. GLENN RUSSELL/FREE PRESS Steven D. Bourgoin, a man accused of murder in the deaths of five teenagers intends to plead not

BURLINGTON FREE PRESS - 2018-03-16 15:05:23

Tony Pomerleau missed but not forgotten at Burlington police luncheon

Cpl. Mike Hemond runs after suspect in assault and robbery incident on May 20, 2017; narrowly dodges vehicle, holds fire. Driver Andrew Lavalle arrested (off-camera) shortly thereafter near Main Street. Burlington Police Department A large crowd gathered at the Adirondack Ballroom inside the Burlin

BURLINGTON FREE PRESS - 2018-03-17 19:50:33

Plattsburgh, NY Council Bans Cryptocurrency Mining for Next 1.5 Years

After debating the issue for some time, Plattsburgh city council in New York has passed a moratorium on Bitcoin mining operations on March 15th for the next year and a half. The measure, which passed unanimously, means no new crypto mining companies will be able to benefit from the cheap electricity

BITSONLINE.COM - 2018-03-18 09:00:12

SD Ireland trucks parade up Church Street for the 33rd year

Burlington, Vt. - SD Ireland celebrated Saint Patrick's Day with its annual Cement Truck Parade. Cement trucks made their way up Church Street on Saturday for the 33rd year in a row. The traditional parade is to support cancer research. Proceeds go directly to the research team at the University of

MYCHAMPLAINVALLEY.COM - 2018-03-17 22:57:33

Vermont may ease car inspection requirements

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) Car inspection rules in Vermont could get a little laxer as the state considers making some repairs recommended, but not required. The Burlington Free Press reports that proposed new inspection rules would mean some defects, like a cracked tail light, would not cause the car to

WCAX - 2018-03-16 21:04:00

Former NY prison seamstress indicted

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (WCAX) The former North Country prison seamstress accused of sexual misconduct with an inmate at the Clinton County Correctional Center is due in court next week. Denise Prell was indicted on a felony charge of promoting contraband and 24 misdemeanors. Prell allegedly gave $100 to

WCAX - 2018-03-16 21:44:00

Burlington Public Works features women in the field

BURLINGTON,Vt. Burlington Public Works is highlighting women in the field this month. They've put together a Facebook campaign called "Women in the Works." It shows people in the city how women play a role in everyday operations. Women make up a third of the department. But the engineering and plan

WCAX - 2018-03-17 15:25:00

He's Accused of Driving the Wrong Way and Killing 5 Teens and Now Wants to Plead Insane

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - A man accused of driving the wrong way and causing an interstate crash that killed five teenagers in Vermont in 2016 plans to plead not guilty by reason of insanity. The Burlington Free Press reports Steven Bourgoin's lawyer filed a notice of the defense Thursday. Police say B

NH1.COM - 2018-03-16 18:51:00

Police: 3 arrested in Plattsburgh drug bust

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (WCAX) Three people were arrested in Plattsburgh following an investigation into drug dealing in the area. City police say Chane Davis, 23, and Monquest Stokely, 23, both of Utica, and Darlene Peryea, 52, of Plattsburgh, face charges. Investigators say when they searched Peryea's h


Burlington Students Walk Out, Speak Out Against Gun Violence

Burlington High School students walked out of class in the driving snow Wednesday, joining tens of thousands of students nationwide demonstrating in favor of increased gun control measures. For BHS senior Allie Brown, who organized the event, the demonstration was just the first step for students t


Police: Teacher assaulted 2nd-grade student

WILLISTON, Vt. (WCAX) Police say a teacher at a Williston school assaulted a second-grade student. It happened at the Trinity Baptist School on Jan. 31. Investigators say Marleta Eason, 57, of Richmond, grabbed the child's arm in anger. Police say the child had a visible injury and later got medical


Scare for UVM basketball team at Burlington airport

BURLINGTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (WCAX) A scare for the UVM men's basketball team at the airport in Burlington Wednesday. It happened at about 2 p.m. after their chartered plane had already landed. There was an indication of smoke inside the plane, which prompted an emergency response. All 34 people


Crews respond to crashes on Vermont roads

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) Crews with the Vermont Agency of Transportation responded to several crashes Wednesday, as the snow fell across the state. Slick conditions led to several slide offs on Interstate 89, including a semi-truck that went into the ledges in the median between the Waterbury and Midd


Former bar employee accused of theft

WARRENSBURG - A former Warrensburg woman was arrested Tuesday for allegedly stealing more than $1,600 from the bar where she worked last fall, police said. Jessica K. Trombley, 30, of Burlington, Vermont, was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny, a felony, in connection with the theft of $1,605