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VSP: Newport Man Found In Possession Of Cocaine, Driving On Suspended License

A Newport resident was arrested for allegedly possessing cocaine and driving on a suspended license April 11 in Coventry, according to Vermont State Police. Jason Letourneau, 35, was stopped and taken into custody by troopers. Subsequently, police said they found several grams of cocaine in his poss


Vermont is on the verge of renaming Columbus Day

Gov. Phil Scott says he is likely to sign a bill into law that would make Vermont one of the first states to legally rename Columbus Day. A bill recognize to recognize the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples' Day got final legislative approval Wednesday. Scott tells the Burlington Free Pr


Newport ‘Vanilla Ice’ Out Contest Breaks Record

NEWPORT CITY — After months of waiting, the “Vanilla Ice” Out marker slipped below the rotting ice on southern Lake Memphremagog on Saturday morning. Newport Parks and Recreation Foreman Mac McKenny happened to be at Gardner Park on Saturday fishing with his sons and nephew when “Vanilla Ice” broke


California 'house of horrors' parents sentenced to life in prison

The California “house of horrors” parents who abused and tortured 12 of their 13 children were sentenced to life in prison Friday with the possibility of parole after 25 years.


'Vanilla Ice' broke through Lake Memphremagog Saturday

NEWPORT, Vt. (WCAX) The ice is officially out in Newport. After months of waiting, spring finally made a splash on Saturday. The Lake Memphremagog Ice Out contest is over after "Vanilla Ice" broke through the ice near the Causeway Bridge.


Police: 4 people now detained in Vermont slaying, motive unknown

ENFIELD — Two men taken into custody Wednesday and charged with second-degree murder are among four suspects arrested in connection with the homicide of Benzel Hampton, 23, in Burlington, Vermont, on Tuesday.


Orleans County Sheriff: Suspect had means to carry out school threat

A 17-year-old North Country Union High School student is in custody and classes were cancelled Thursday after officials say they received a "credible threat" against the school.


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.


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Bears are on the prowl in Vermont

MONTPELIER — Black bears have awakened from their winter slumber and are once again roaming the landscape looking for food. Vermont Fish & Wildlife is asking the public to help keep Vermont's bears wild by removing any potential food sources that would cause them to associate people with food.


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 churches pitch in with disaster relief kits

VERMONT — Churches in Windham County and elsewhere in Vermont are preparing disaster relief kits every year, gearing up for the annual pick up of the kits by a Church World Service Tractor Trailer Truck. This year the pick up is on Wednesday, May 1, at the Second Congregational Church, 115 Hillside


Tour a historic train station turned energy efficient home

As part of a series of energy efficient home tours by the Craftsbury, Glover, and Greensboro Energy Committees, the home of local Efficiency Vt. Certified home energy auditor, Mark Snyder, will be open to visitors on Sat., April 27th from 10 – 11:30am, at 1066 Main St. in Greensboro Bend. This tour


Survey: Young professionals DO want to stay in Vermont

State of the Greater Burlington Young Professional Community Survey Results Released. Vermont Business Magazine In a just-released survey, young professionals in the Burlington area defied stereotypes and said they want to stay in Vermont and even buy a single-family home. In both cases, however, ci


With Mueller report’s release, Vermont delegation calls for Congress to step up

The public got its deepest look yet into findings of the two-year investigation of the Trump campaign’s ties to Russian interference in the 2016 election, with the release of the special counsel’s report Thursday.


Police seek robber of Johnson Subway

Police are looking for a knife-wielding man who robbed the Subway restaurant in Johnson Friday night. Employees told Lamoille County sheriff’s deputies that a white male entered Subway April 12 at 9 p.m., flashed a knife, got an undisclosed amount of money, and headed west on foot.


Lyndonville Resident Charged With DUI

Gary Duford, 62, of Lyndonville was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence on Lily Pond Road in Lyndonville April 17. Lyndonville Police report that Duford was stopped and subsequently taken into custody. Duford is scheduled to appear in Caledonia County Superior Court May 6.


Police: Hatchet attacker had contact with victim

BARRE — Police say a Granite City man accused of attacking someone with a hatchet had contact with the victim the same day he was arraigned on the assault charge. Lucian D. Stamper, 45, pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Caledonia County criminal court in St. Johnsbury to two misdemeanor counts of viol


Vernon farm saves 146 acres with Vermont Land Trust

VERNON — Jeff Dunklee of Vern-Mont Farm worked with the Vermont Land Trust, the Vermont Housing & Conservation Board (VHCB), and the Town of Vernon to conserve 146 acres on the east side of Route 142 in Vernon.


This Place in History: Goodrich Memorial Library

At 'This Place in History', we're in Newport with Executive Director of the Vermont Historical Society Steve Perkins. "This is the Goodrich Memorial Library and it has a really cool little collection hidden away in it. I thought we'd go inside and talk with Librarian Katherine Zenel-Langlands and ch