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EB-5 case: Attorney who claims official had sex with minor asked to 'turn over evidence'

The question of whether Vermont government leaders were complicit in the massive Jay Peak Resort fraud case was argued in court for the first time Monday, Sept. 25, 2017 in Vermont Superior Court in Hyde Park. RYAN MERCER and APRIL MCCULLUM/FREE PRESS Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan called Tu

BURLINGTON FREE PRESS - 2018-03-20 22:52:29

Diversion for Vt. teacher accused of assaulting student

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) Diversion for a Williston teacher accused of assaulting a second-grader. Police say it happened at the Trinity Baptist School at the end of January. Investigators say Marleta Eason, 57, of Richmond, grabbed the child's arm in anger. Police say the child had a visible injury a

WCAX - 2018-03-21 01:49:00

Donovan demands evidence of child sex crime charge

The Vermont attorney general has demanded that attorney Russell Barr turn over evidence to support a claim he made Monday that an official with the Vermont EB-5 Regional Center had sex with a minor in China while on state business. Barr is representing EB-5 investors who claim the state was complici

BARTON CHRONICLE - 2018-03-21 11:55:12

Some Vermont rural areas could lose cellphone coverage

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Vermont state officials are concerned that a financially troubled company could end its cellphone coverage, including the ability to call 911 by cellphone, in some rural areas of Vermont. State officials are discussing the issue with a House committee Wednesday. Clay Purvis, d

WASHINGTON TIMES - 2018-03-21 04:39:50

Montpelier Police Log: Arrests for DUI, violating conditions of release

March 13 A suspicious person was seen on Main Street. There was a fireworks complaint on Liberty Street. A juvenile problem was reported at Pitkin Court. March 14 Vandalism was committed in Hubbard Park. There was a juvenile problem on Main Street. Dennis Drew, 56, of Montpelier, was arrested at Pit

TIMES-ARGUS - 2018-03-20 18:57:05

Vermont Attorney General responds to claims Vt. official was arrested while in China

MONTPELIER, Vt. - Vermont's Attorney General is responding to allegations made outside a Lamoille courtroom Monday afternoon. As Local 22 & Local 44 News reporter Spencer Conlin reported Monday, Attorney Russell Barr claims a state official involved in the state EB-5 program had sex with a minor, wh

MYCHAMPLAINVALLEY.COM - 2018-03-20 17:45:29

National Guard soldiers injured in Vermont avalanche all released from hospital

Vermont National Guard Lt. Col. Matthew Brown, commander of Army Mountain Warfare School in Jericho, Vt., gives a update on Friday, March 16, 2018, days after an avalanche injured 6 soldiers at Smugglers Notch in Jeffersonville. RYAN MERCER/FREE PRESS All five of the soldiers injured after being sw

BURLINGTON FREE PRESS - 2018-03-20 21:11:04

UVM Police warn of phone scam, caller claims they are with UVM Police

BURLINGTON, Vt. - University of Vermont Police are warning about a phone scams where the caller ID shows an incoming call from UVM Police. Police say they have received multiple reports people have been targeted, and issued a campus alert on Wednesday. The phone number says 802-656-3473. Police say

MYCHAMPLAINVALLEY.COM - 2018-03-21 17:46:58

Is the state of Vermont responsible for the alleged Kingdom Con?

HYDE PARK, Vt. (WCAX) Is the state responsible for the alleged Kingdom Con? That's the $200 million EB-5 fraud case-- the largest in Vermont history. The state and the Federal Securities and Exchange Commission allege former Jay Peak owner Ariel Quiros used foreign investor funds to enrich himself.

WCAX - 2018-03-20 01:20:00

Nor'easter making for tricky travel

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) A winter storm hitting southern and coastal New England is making for tricky travel. A winter storm warning remains in effect for the New York City area until 6 a.m. Thursday. The National Weather Service says New York City, its northern suburbs and Nassau County could get 12

WCAX - 2018-03-21 16:07:00

Berlin Police need help identifying person in picture from suspicious incident at CVS

BERLIN, Vt. - Berlin Police Department is looking for assistance in identifying the male in the attached picture from a suspicious incident at CVS. Police say the incident occurred on March 8th. Police say they are not interested in your information or your name; you can private message the departme


Vermont State Police searching for man who faces sexual, domestic assault charges

CRAFTSBURY, Vt. - Vermont State Police are looking for a man they say assaulted someone, and then fled from police. Police are looking for Nicholas Hill, 28, of Craftsbury. Troopers got a 911 hangup call from a home in Craftsbury Saturday. The victim said they had been assaulted by Hill, and he fled


Police: Barre man was driving drunk during crash

WASHINGTON, Vt.- A Barre man was accused of driving under the influence of alcohol on March 14 after crashing his car on Route 110. Steven Parker, 40, of Barre, was driving a 2000 Buick Park Avenue south on Route 110 and was unable to avoid hitting a tree that had fallen across the road, according t


Stowe Mountain Rescue refreshes skills after spike in calls

Stowe, Vt. - As many enjoy lazy Sunday mornings, a spike in emergency rescue calls got some out of bed early. Stowe Mountain Rescue hit the classroom and the trails to freshen its skill set after a busy week of avalanches and missing skiers. "We've been busy," Chief Doug Veliko said. "We try to make


Police looking for Craftsbury sexual assault suspect

CRAFTSBURY - Police are searching for a man who they believe committed sexual assault and other crimes on Saturday morning, according to a press release from the Vermont State Police. As of Sunday morning, police were still looking for Nicholas Hill, 28, of Craftsbury. Once arrested, police said he


Police Seek Suspect In Alleged Sex Assault

Police are looking for a Craftsbury man who is accused of sexually assaulting someone he was in a domestic relationship with this weekend. According to state police, troopers from the Derby barracks responded to a 911 hang-up call from a residence in Craftsbury at about 2 a.m. Saturday. The troopers


Police: Man assaulted victim, took phone away

CRAFTSBURY, Vt. (AP) - Vermont police are looking for a man who they say sexually assaulted a victim he knew before fleeing. State Police say 28-year-old Nicholas Hill faces charges of sexual assault, domestic assault, unlawful restraint and aggravated disorderly conduct. CRAFTSBURY, Vt. (AP) - Verm


Developer wins over Williston neighbors

WILLISTON - More trees must be planted to screen neighbors' views of a proposed 40-unit residential community, according to a decision reached recently by the Williston Development Review Board. Town approval clears the project for state permits and for possible groundbreaking next year. Precisely w


Future plans for city projects in Winooski

WINOOSKI, Vt. Monday March 19th, WCAX is expecting to learn more about plans for city projects in Winooski. At the city council meeting, officials will share the results of a five-month preliminary engineering study for both the Main St. and pool projects. The price tag for the Myer's Pool rehabili


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