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2 arrested for Hardwick, Barre Town armed robberies
HARDWICK, Vt. (WCAX)Police in Hardwick have arrested two people they say committed two different armed robberies this week.The first happened at D&L Beverage in East Hardwick Monday night and another happened Tuesday night at the Brookside County Store in Barre Town.Matthew Barnet of Cabot and Denis
Murder charge for grandmother after toddler found in oven
Jones made an initial appearance Tuesday evening before a judge, who set bail at $500,000. Jones remained jailed and it wasn't immediately clear if she had a lawyer who could speak for her.
Mysterious death of Vermont man in Costa Rica raises questions for family
SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX)A Vermonter living in Costa Rica was found dead last week after being reported missing back in August, now his family is frustrated by what they say has been a slow investigation by authorities."He didn't deserve to die this way, not at all," said Sandra LaFrance, who is
Police: Plainfield man robbed Barre Town store at gunpoint
BARRE – A Plainfield man is accused of robbing a Barre Town store.Matthew Wayne Barnett, 33, pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Washington County criminal court in Barre to a felony count of assault and robbery with a weapon. If convicted, Barnett faces a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison. He was
Police identify man found dead in lake near his boat
WILLISTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont State Police have released the name of the man found dead in Lake Iroquois in Williston.Crews were called to the scene Monday night and found the body of 45-year-old Kyle E. Ebbett of Essex, who was reported missing after he did not return from a fishing trip. Police sa
Police: Washington man had 21 grams of heroin
BARRE — A Washington man is accused of possessing a large amount of heroin.Richard E. Haldane, 29, pleaded not guilty Monday in Washington County criminal court to a felony count of heroin possession. If convicted, Haldane faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison. He was released on conditions
Barre Town hesitant to have police help in Orange
As is the case in most rural towns in Vermont, the state police provide primary law enforcement coverage for Orange. Dodge said a conflict could arise between the town and state police if a Barre Town officer was in Orange under this proposed contract and an emergency was reported — such as a domest
Vermont shooting victim was subject of heroin investigation
In court documents filed Monday, police say they began a heroin distribution investigation in July involving Michael Pimental, whose body was found Sunday, as well as his girlfriend Krystal Whitcomb and her father Shawn Whitcomb.
New proposal allows hunting on several town-owned properties for 45 days
Resident Patti Davis addresses the selectboard during Monday night’s meeting. Davis, an avid runner, has repeatedly called on the selectboard to tighten its firearms discharge ordinance over conerns of hunting in several town parks. (Colin Flanders | Essex Reporter)
You Might Just Spot A Ghost At The Most Haunted Cemetery In Vermont
Cemeteries are supposed to be quiet, peaceful places where people go to remember loved ones who have passed away, but that’s not always the case. People who visit Green Mount Cemetery in Montpelier often report some strange, unsettling activity that’s anything but peaceful.
Shopping-starved Vermonters make the most of Target opening
SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX)Vermont's first Target is officially open. We showed you what the store looks like, but what are customers first reactions?"Noodles, cream cheese, and a pan," said shopper Susan Wholey, ticking off her Target list.Many of us start with a list, but end up walking out with
Stowe's Varises Builds a 'Flight Simulator' for Surgeons
I'm a lousy surgeon. For starters, I accidentally shaved a few extra millimeters off Sue Gerry's femur during a recent distal femoral resection. That's a small step in a larger knee-replacement procedure and a relatively basic step at that — at least when sawbones other than myself are performing it
Man Killed By Multiple Gunshots Found In NEK
Vermont State Police Trooper Casey Ross guards the Crime Scene Command Post along Victory Road in Concord Monday morning near the scene where a man’s body was found. (Photo by Todd Wellington)
Mississippi officials investigate toddler found dead in oven
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The death of a 20-month-old girl found stabbed and burned inside an oven of a Mississippi Delta home led to a murder charge Tuesday against the child's grandmother, authorities said.
Man pleads guilty in Shelburne machete attack
Other charges, including attempted murder, were dismissed as part of the plea agreement.
District Court logs, Oct. 2-9
Kendra C. Dube, 23, Charles St., North Adams. Released on personal recognizance with potential of bail revocation until 11/8/18 for pretrial conference for assault and battery on a family/household member and reckless endangerment of a child.
Warrant issued for woman accused of L&L
BARRE — An arrest warrant has been issued for a Barre woman accused of having sexual contact with a child.Crystal Blair, 38, failed to show up to her arraignment Thursday in Washington County criminal court in Barre on a felony count of lewd and lascivious conduct with a child. If convicted, Blair f
Police say one man is dead after boat overturns
Fire and rescue crews from Williston, Himesburg, Shelburne, and Charlotte are still at the scene. Police do not consider the incident to be suspicious, but a freak accident.
Vermont state police ID body found on rural road
CONCORD, Vt. (AP) — Vermont State Police have identified the body found shot along a rural road in Concord and say they believe the shooting was drug related.Police say the body of 37-year-old Michael Pimental of Waterford was discovered at the edge of a driveway on Sunday. He died of multiple gunsh
Police: Man's body pulled from Lake Iroquois
Williston, Vt. - Williston Police tell LOCAL 22 & LOCAL 44 News, the body of a man in his mid-40's, was recovered from Lake Iroquois Monday night.