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Sean Densmore (Courtesy Eric Newton)

Hartford Grad Killed in Accident

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Hartford — When Sean Densmore ran for class president at Hartford High School, he won easily because of his wicked sense of humor, his relaxed attitude and a personality that caused just about everyone he met to immediately be drawn to him and want to get to know him. Densmore, 24, died on Sunday in what Denver Police are calling a hit and run accident, which is still being investigated. Densmore was crossing Interstate 25 in Denver at about 2:30 a.m. on Sunday when he was struck by a vehicle, according to Denver Police. The vehicle fled the scene without stopping. A second vehicle traveling …

Mourning a Shooting Death

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Julia West kneels in front of Beach Pharmacy on Laskin Road in Virginia Beach on Tuesday after she and her mom, Gerrie West, placed flowers at a makeshift memorial in front of the pharmacy where owner David Kilgore was shot and later died during an attempted robbery Monday. ap/The Virginian-Pilot — Bill …

Blaze Devastates Vt. Farm; Fire Officials Still Determining Cause

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — Harold Gravlin’s pit bull isn’t normally a barker. So on Sunday evening when the dog started barking uncontrollably, Gravlin thought something might be wrong. And, indeed, it was. Gravlin, 46, peered out his home’s window to see the large barn on Appleton Farm engulfed in smoke and leapt into action. …

Windsor Police Probe Killing of Two Pit Bulls

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Windsor — Police are investigating the killing of two pit bulls whose bodies were found on Interstate 91 with small-caliber gunshot wounds to their heads. Windsor police were notified by a passerby on Saturday morning that there were …

Grass Then Home Catch Fire

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Newport — A grass fire that was sparked when a riding lawn mower backfired, spread to a mobile home and damaged one end of the structure Friday, but caused no injuries. The fire was called in around noon …

Former City Cop Hired in Thetford

Friday, April 11, 2014

Thetford — A former Lebanon police officer who was charged with two counts of simple assault after allegedly grabbing a woman’s wrist and pushing her at a local bar while he was off duty in 2011 has been hired as a part-time patrol officer in Thetford. Thetford Police …

Home Destroyed by Blaze; Three Pets Perish in South Royalton Fire

Thursday, April 10, 2014

South Royalton — About 50 firefighters responded to a fast-moving fire that destroyed a South Royalton home Tuesday night, killing three pets. Nobody was injured in the blaze on Pleasant Street, around the corner from the South Royalton …

Blaze Damages The Fort: Compressor Room Cited in Restaurant Fire

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Lebanon — A blaze that broke out in a storage room at The Fort restaurant on Heater Road last night was put to rest less than an hour after it was reported. No one was injured in the …

Man Pleads No Contest To Setting Buses on Fire

Thursday, April 3, 2014

White River Junction — A White River Junction man pleaded no contest to setting fire to three school buses owned by Butler’s Bus Service, and under the conditions of the plea agreement, he was able to walk out …

New Allegations Against Ex-Teacher

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Newport — A second person has come forward with allegations against the former Stevens High School teacher who was charged last month with sexually assaulting a 14-year-old student. At hearing in Newport on Tuesday, Sullivan County Attorney Marc Hathaway said after Christopher LeBlanc was arrested last month, a …

Bus Driver Had Previous DUI

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

White River Junction — The Butler’s Bus Service driver who has been charged with operating a bus full of schoolchildren while having a blood alcohol level above the legal limit had a prior DUI conviction in 2006, and …

Woman, 19, Killed in Accident

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Ascutney — A Claremont woman died Sunday evening when the vehicle she was riding in overturned on Route 131. Vermont State Police said Monday that Scotlynn Silfies, 19, was transported to Valley Regional Hospital where she died. The driver of the vehicle, Seth Smith, 20, was treated for …

Upper Valley Embezzlers Take $2.4 Million

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Lebanon — At least $2.4 million has been embezzled from more than 20 small businesses, government agencies and nonprofit organizations in the Upper Valley over the last decade. In least one case, the theft contributed to a bankruptcy. Most of the crimes have taken place in Vermont and …