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Luke Theriault, of Hartford, Vt., is in court where he pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder after more than a year-long investigation into the July 4, 2013, death of a two-year old child. Theriault was in Windsor County Superior Court in White River Junction, Vt. on Aug. 28, 2014 for his arraignment. 
Valley News - Jennifer Hauck

Hartford Man Pleads Not Guilty in Death of Girlfriend’s Son

Friday, August 29, 2014

White River Junction — A 31-year-old Hartford man pleaded not guilty on Thursday to a charge of second-degree murder in the death of his girlfriend’s young son last summer. At the end of the arraignment, a judge ordered Luke Theriault held without bail pending an evidence hearing , expected within about 10 days. Theriault, who has spent most of his …

Hartford Man Charged With Murder in 2-Year-Old’s Death

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Hartford — A 31-year-old Hartford man faces charges of murder in the first degree and aggravated domestic assault stemming from the death of his girlfriend’s 2-year-old son last summer, police said in a news release late Wednesday night. Luke Theriault was ordered held without bail pending an arraignment in Windsor Superior Court this …

Plea Deal Dropped for Springfield, Vt., Man

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

White River Junction — After announcing that plans for a plea deal had crumbled, lawyers made plans in court Tuesday to move toward a trial in the case of a Springfield, Vt., man charged in connection with a 2008 shooting death in Windsor County. Timothy Arbuckle, 33, pleaded not guilty in March to charges that he committed second-degree murder by acting as an …

Sawmill Open After Sunday Night Fire

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Weathersfield — A fire that broke out Sunday evening at a Perkinsville sawmill was confined mostly to the interior of the building. The cause of the three-alarm fire and the extent of the damage are still under investigation. …

Perkinsville Sawmill Fire

Monday, August 11, 2014

Firefighters responded to a three-alarm fire at Sheehan & Sons Sawmill on Stoughton Pond Road in Perkinsville on Sunday. Several area fire departments helped battle the blaze, which broke out Sunday evening. No further information on the cause …

Thetford Town Truck Accident Spills Hazardous Material

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Thetford — Cleanup crews spent about 11 hours working to contain a hazardous material spill Thursday after a town dump truck rolled over into a ditch on Stevens Road and lost some of its hydraulic oil, officials said Friday. The 10-wheeler truck, which was carrying a load of …

Barn Fire in Hartland

Saturday, August 9, 2014

From left, Paul Potwin, Tyler Frink, and Ted Bjorkman, all of Hartland, move a barbed wire fence away from a barn that was destroyed by fire in Hartland on Friday. The wooden and sheet metal barn was being …

Gang Member Found Guilty in Prison Murder

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Concord — William Edic, the 32-year-old accused of fatally assaulting a fellow Concord inmate at the behest of his white supremacist prison gang, was found guilty last week of reckless second-degree murder. He was also convicted of falsifying …

Local & Regional Briefs for Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Lebanon Man Charged In Hanover Assault Hanover — The police department on Monday charged a Lebanon man in the assault of a 53-year-old Hanover resident early in the morning on Sunday, July 27. The suspect, Sean Merrihew, 23, …

Claremont Man Can’t Leave Jail

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

White River Junction — A Claremont sex offender who is eligible to be released from prison will remain incarcerated because he does not have any appropriate housing arrangements available. Craig A. Jasper, 32, pleaded guilty in May to a felony count of lewd and lascivious conduct for sexually …

Lebanon Man Pleads Guilty in Sex Assault

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

North Haverhill — A 73-year-old Lebanon man will spend at least 10 years in prison for sexually assaulting three young girls. Donald S. Hamel pleaded guilty to six counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault on Monday in Grafton …

Man Dies in Claremont Fire

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Claremont — A veteran of the Vietnam war who died in a fire at his home Sunday evening was remembered by family members as a man who appeared rough on the edges but had a big, generous heart …

Police Look Into Break-ins Along I-89

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Newport — State police are investigating a string of break-ins early Monday morning from at least five convenience stores along the Interstate 89 corridor, but officials at two of the stores said that the perpetrators made away with almost nothing. “He came in, tried to get what he …