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Man killed in Vermont snowmobile crash

A 48-year-old Massachusetts man died in a snowmobiling accident in Winhall, Vermont, on Tuesday. Winhall police said a group of three riders from Massachusetts were traveling south on a section of the town's VAST trail 7 when Steven C. Jenks lost control of his 2009 SkiDoo snowmobile and hit a tree.


Vt. House to debate abortion rights bill

MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) Lawmakers in the Vermont House are expected to take preliminary action on a bill to make obtaining an abortion a right. More than 90 House members have co-sponsored H.57, a bill to codify in statute that it is legal to get an abortion in Vermont. Legislative leaders say Vermon


Supreme Court hears appeal of woman convicted of killing 4

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's top court is hearing an appeal from a woman sentenced to life without parole for killing a social worker and three relatives she thought played a role in her losing custody of her daughter.


Vermont getting more secure driver's licenses

MONTPELIER, Vt. (NEWS10) - The State of Vermont announced it is updating their driver's licenses and ID cards with advanced security features. This means licenses and ID cards will no longer be printed during visits to DMV offices starting in July.


Felony drug charges may be dismissed

BARRE — A Massachusetts man accused of felony drug possession could have charges dismissed because Northfield Police Chief John Helfant allegedly lied in an affidavit about evidence collected in the case.


Author, historian to give Norwich University's 200th commencement address

Norwich University is marking its bicentennial year Wednesday in Montpelier. Local 22 & Local 44 was live at the State House with New York Times bestselling author and historian Alex Kershaw, who was chosen to give the 200th anniversary commencement address in May.


Vermont man's suicide closes 1966 New Hampshire murder case

CONCORD, N.H. - The suicide of a Vermont man in 2014 has closed the book on a 52-year-old murder case in New Hampshire. Everett Delano was found unconscious and bleeding inside Sanborn's Garage on Route 4 in Andover on September 1, 1966. The 49-year-old father of three had been robbed and shot three


Man who says officer lied could see charges dismissed

BARRE, Vt. (AP) - A Massachusetts man could see his felony drug charges dismissed over his claim that a police chief in Vermont lied in his affidavit. Carlos Inostroza’s attorney previously filed a motion to withdraw his client’s guilty plea, saying body camera videos show Inostroza did not consent


Vt. lawmakers to vote Thursday on National Guard leader

MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) Vermont lawmakers Thursday will choose the next leader of the Vermont National Guard. The question lawmakers have to answer is, which of the four candidates are in the best position to lead an organization that has recently come under fire for allegations of a toxic culture.


Vermont Republican Party calls for impartial adjunct general selection

Montpelier, VT: Ahead of the February 21st selection of the next Adjutant General of the Vermont National Guard, Vermont Republican Party Chairwoman Deb Billado has called on the Vermont Legislature to conduct the selection process in an impartial and non-partisan manner.


Maps: How much snow is forecast for New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont

Northern New England is in for another snowstorm, which will arrive late Wednesday evening and taper out by Thursday afternoon. It’s welcome news for skiers hoping to hit the slopes in the coming days.


Vermont State Police to hold community meeting

WILLIAMSTOWN, Vt. (WCAX) Vermont State Police officers are holding a meeting to talk about improving communication with community members. It's being held at the Williamstown High School Wednesday starting at 6:30 p.m.


Barre man jailed for string of burglaries

BARRE — A Granite City man who admitted to breaking into three homes and firing a gun at one of them was sentenced to three to five years in prison on Tuesday. Prior to sentencing, two of the homeowners affected said they wanted Drummond to understand the impact of his actions on them and one of the


Stuck in Vermont: Johnny Swing at Shelburne Museum

The Barnstormers gathered at Shelburne Museum last Saturday to celebrate the current exhibit, Johnny Swing: Design Sense, with a glittering party. Guests mingled and lounged on slinky chairs made of hundreds of coins welded together.


Hooked: How So Many Vermonters Got Addicted to Opioids

"Why are so many people addicted to heroin in Vermont?" The man who asked me this question was middle-aged, with a shaved head and eyes whose earnestness matched his query. We were in the produce department of a grocery store, each with a mostly empty basket slung over an arm. He'd seen my photo whe


WATCH: Vermont Couple Gets Married At Local Walmart

A couple in Berlin, Vermont went viral this weekend after getting married at their local Walmart. The couple are both employees at the store and it is where they met. The ceremony was even officiated by an assistant manager.


Capital Sounds: Weather or not, local music rules

Should we talk about the weather? Seems like everyone is these days around these parts, as the winter has been rougher than usual, even for the hardiest Vermonters. The snow situation here in the capital has been difficult at best, clogging up parking spaces and making the streets and sidewalks in m


Officials: Public access facing challenges

MONTPELIER — Public access officials say the industry is facing problems from multiple sides. The officials sat down Wednesday with the Vermont House Committee on Energy and Technology to discuss the issues the industry faces.


Another motion filed in gynecologist lawsuit

BERLIN — Attorneys for a family that has sued a gynecologist and Central Vermont Medical Center over claims the doctor used his own sperm to get a woman pregnant in the 1970s have filed a motion asking the court not to dismiss the suit.


Request for after-school program provider issued

MONTPELIER — A request for proposals to provide after-school programs in the Capital City has been issued by the Montpelier-Roxbury Public School District, following a decision last month to sever longtime ties with Community Connections.