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Stowe Police have a warning about Social Security phone scam

STOWE, Vt. - Police in Stowe say that people in the community are out $5,800 because of phone scams. Callers are apparently saying that they're with the Social Security Administration. The calls say there have been fraudulent charges on a bank account, threatening to place a freeze on the account an


Foodie ski guide: Stowe

Stowe, Vt., is one of the most popular ski destinations on the East Coast and the on-mountain resort, the Lodge at Spruce Peak, is the place to be this time of year — especially if you are a foodie!


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.


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


Vermont lawmakers take first-ever implicit bias training

MONTPELIER, Vt. — Inside the Vermont statehouse, representatives learned about what it means to have implicit bias. "It's an unconscious bias,” said Bor Yang, executive director of Vermont's Human Rights Commission, who led the training Tuesday, "You can have an implicit bias and not be a racist, or


Stowe author and national political strategist appeals stalking order

Earlier this month, a Lamoille County judge issued a six-month restraining order against Stuart Stevens, a Stowe-based writer and national political strategist. On Tuesday, Stevens appealed the decision to the Vermont Supreme Court.


Jury selection set for trial in Williston crash that killed five teens

BURLINGTON, Vt. - Steven Bourgoin, the man charged with killing 5 teenagers in a wrong-way crash in Wiliston in 2016, was in court Tuesday, where this attorneys and prosecutiors agreed to begin selecting a jury to hear the case in late April.


From Diapers To Shampoo, Morristown Facility Fills Benefits Gap In Lamoille County

From diapers to toothpaste and household cleaners, there are many essential items that Vermont's low-income benefits programs don’t pay for. But now there’s a place in Morristown where Lamoille County residents can pick up what they need.


Sanders taps new campaign manager, gets endorsements from top Vermont lawmakers

(CNN)Sen. Bernie Sanders has hired Faiz Shakir, a respected progressive operative who had been serving as the national political director for the American Civil Liberties Union, to manage his presidential campaign, an aide told CNN on Tuesday.


Worcester man charged with conspiracy to traffic drugs

BARRE — Several people arrested in drug sweeps across the Granite City in recent days have appeared in court. On Thursday, a search warrant was executed during a dawn raid at 105 Highgate Apartments in Barre, according to a Barre police news release. Arrests were made for felony drug possession, vio


Stowe woman faces retail theft charge

Natasha Summer, 23, of Stowe was charged with retail theft after an incident Feb. 9 at the Walmart store in Berlin. Berlin police said they responded to a report that a man and woman were shoplifting at the store. The investigation resulted in a citation for Summer, who will respond to the retail th


Ellington Man Killed In Vermont Skiing Accident: Report

ELLINGTON, CT/LUDLOW, VT — A report shows that an Ellington man was killed while skiing at a popular Vermont snow sports area earlier this month. The accident took place on Feb. 10 at Okemo Mountain Resort. Christian Hanlon, 39, of Ellington, was found by the Ski Patrol off an intermediate trail nea


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.


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.


Southern Vermont College accreditation in jeopardy

Yet another small Vermont liberal arts college is in dire straits. The New England Commission of Higher Education is asking Southern Vermont College to make its case for keeping its accreditation. The commission, which serves as the federally recognized regional accreditor for the six-state region,


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.


Essex police address traffic flow issues around schools

ESSEX, Vt. — In response to many complaints about traffic and safety, the Essex Police Department is increasing its presence around high-volume intersections and roads. The intersection at Five Corners in Essex Junction is a huge problem during mornings, according to the Police Department.


Vt. Supreme Court to hear Jody Herring appeal

MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) She's currently serving a lifetime sentence without parole for killing four people back in 2015. Tuesday, Jody Herring's legal team will argue in the State's top court that she's been unfairly sentenced.


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


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.