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A train hit a car in Randolph Saturday, but one was injured.             — Vermont State Police

Local & Regional Briefs for Monday, Dec. 15, 2014

Monday, December 15, 2014

Train Strikes Car Stuck On Tracks, No One Injured South Royalton — A car that got stuck on ice at railroad crossing Saturday night was struck by an Amtrak train but the occupants of the vehicle were not injured. The northbound train with 71 passengers was traveling at 59 mph when it struck the vehicle and “tore the front of …

Judge Denies House Arrest for Man Accused in Toddler Death

Thursday, December 11, 2014

White River Junction — A judge has denied a request from a 31-year-old Hartford man who wanted to live at his apartment while he waits for a trial on charges that he allegedly killed his girlfriend’s young son. Luke Theriault will remain at Southern State Correctional Facility in Springfield, Vt., where he has …

Lawyers Spar Over Dellinger Details

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

North Haverhill — A bail hearing on Tuesday for the Sunapee man accused in a collision that killed a Wilder couple had the air of a trial, as the lead state police investigator testified for more than three hours in a Grafton Superior courtroom. In exchanges that grew testy, defense counsel for Robert …

Man Will Face Charges in Claremont Robberies

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Claremont — A Claremont man indicted last year for armed robbery at two city banks could soon be returned from Massachusetts to face those charges, Sullivan County Attorney Marc Hathaway said Tuesday. James Oberfeldt had not been publicly …

I-91 Accident

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Emergency crews responded to an overturned box truck on Interstate 91 north on Friday afternoon in Hartland. Andy Vinopal, a lieutenant with the Windsor fire department, said he was the first to arrive on scene and that the …

In Hanover, Demand for Reform

Friday, December 5, 2014

Hanover — More than 50 demonstrators briefly blocked a downtown intersection last night as part of a protest against police brutality in the Upper Valley and nationwide, as a slew of police killings of unarmed men has elicited …

Utilities, Communities Report Better Performance in Outage

Saturday, November 29, 2014

At 3:04 p.m. Tuesday, Public Service of New Hampshire tweeted: “We’re getting ready for the season’s 1st snowstorm.” The advisory included a phone number to call for outages. At 10:10 a.m. the following day, shortly before the snow …

Ferguson Rumble Felt in Twin States

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

West Lebanon — Racial profiling is alive and well in the United States, African-American men in the Upper Valley say, though whether they agree that police bias played a part in recent events in Ferguson, Mo., is another matter. Following a grand jury’s decision not to indict the …

Claremont Grand Jury Extended

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Claremont — The deadline for a possible Sullivan County grand jury indictment against a former Claremont police dispatcher charged with aggravated sexual assault has been extended to mid-January, according to documents on file in Superior Court. An agreement to extend the deadline was reached earlier this month between …

Robbery Suspect Pleads Not Guilty

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

White River Junction — A 27-year-old man who was recently released from the hospital after his father-in-law shot him in late August in Newport faces felony charges of impeding a police officer and accessory after the fact to an armed robbery. Meanwhile, law enforcement officials say they are …

Gun Scare at Claremont School Was Bogus, Police Say

Friday, November 21, 2014

Claremont — Police have said a reported sighting of a man with a handgun that prompted a temporary lock down Monday of Maple Avenue Elementary School was false, leading the district superintendent to put the staff member who made the report on paid administrative leave while the investigation …

Vt. Man Arraigned On Sex Charges

Thursday, November 20, 2014

White River Junction — A 51-year-old man pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to allegations that he molested three young children, all under the age of 10, while they were in his care at different points earlier this year. John J. Sughrue, most recently of Windsor, was arraigned in …

Barnard Man Pleads Not Guilty to Lewd Conduct Charge

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

White River Junction — A 67-year-old Barnard man pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to allegations that he groped a teenage girl last month. Thurston Twigg-Smith was arraigned in Windsor Superior Court on a felony charge of lewd and …