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Man in Springfield Shooting Charged After Note Found

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

White River Junction — One of the men involved in the June 11 Springfield, Vt., shooting that injured a convicted drug dealer has been charged with writing a letter in jail to one of his accomplices in an attempt to have him change his statement to police. Leon Jiggetts, 26, of Newark, N.J., is charged with attempted second-degree murder and three other felonies related to the shooting, in which police …

South Royalton Blaze

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

South Royalton Fire Chief Paul Brock said a garage fire Tuesday morning on New Street, near Vermont Law School, likely started when a hot lawnmower was placed too close to a can of gasoline. The white paneled garage was a total loss, Brock said. Richard Button, who maintains the grounds at the property …

In Norwich, A Push for Route 5 Site

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Norwich — Town officials on Friday published an open letter recommending that the fire and police departments move to the ABC Dairy property on Route 5, despite the Selectboard’s decision earlier this month not to investigate the site further. “It appears to me that they have decided to ignore the vote taken by …

2 Charged In Dartmouth College Campus Mugging

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Hanover — Two Upper Valley men are being held on robbery and assault charges after allegedly attacking a 23-year-old Dartmouth College student as he crossed the campus green early Wednesday morning. Mark Ruppel, 26, and Troy C. Schwarz, …

Diverted Traffic Ties Up Streets While Lines Fixed

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Lebanon — Problems along Interstate 89 because of downed utility lines near Exit 19 and a fatal accident at Exit 18 were felt throughout Lebanon. Traffic was diverted along feeder roads such as Route 4, and several merchants in Miracle Mile Plaza lost Internet and phone service because …

Woman Dies in I-89 Rollover; Downed Utility Lines, Brush Fires Blocked Highway Traffic at Time

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Lebanon — An unidentified woman died in a rollover accident on Interstate 89 on Wednesday when she lost control of her car while approaching standstill traffic that was backed up due to utility lines that had been brought …

Ex-Thetford Police Chief Blasts Selectboard on Interim Hiring

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Thetford — A strongly worded email from former police chief Jim Lanctot to the townwide email Listserv sheds light not just on his lingering resentment toward the Selectboard but on a debate about the way the police department …

Teens Charged With Roles in Vt. Shooting

Saturday, June 28, 2014

White River Junction — Two Windsor County teenagers pleaded not guilty Friday to felony charges in connection with a shooting in Springfield, Vt., earlier this month that left a convicted drug dealer hospitalized following what authorities have said was a dispute over drug money. One teen is charged …

Norwich Chief To Help Out In Thetford

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Thetford — Norwich police chief Doug Robinson has agreed to fill in as Thetford’s interim chief while the town looks to replace Jim Lanctot, who stepped down as chief last month after 11 years with the department. When …

27 Young People Charged With Underage Drinking in N.H.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Lyme — Police cited 21 men and women between the ages of 17 and 20 for underage drinking on Saturday at Dartmouth Skiway and another six people on Thursday for drinking underage in the Ray School parking lot. Lyme police officer Anthony Swett was doing his regular patrol …

Hartford Police Arrest Four on Prostitution-Related Charges

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Hartford — Police responding to online ads arrested four women on charges of prostitution this week. Det. Sgt. Michael Tkac said police received a tip about women offering “escort” services at White River Junction motels. Police located the advertisements online and posed as clients to set up appointments. …

News Briefs: Friday, June 20

Friday, June 20, 2014

S. Royalton Man Pleads Not Guilty to Embezzlement White River Junction — A South Royalton man pleaded not guilty to embezzling from the Corner Stop Mini Mart in Royalton, where he worked as a night shift manager. Police allege that 55-year-old Gregory Manning stole more than $10,000 from …

Norwich Unlikely to Pave Over Parking Lanes

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Norwich — While the Norwich Fencing Club crossed swords on the ground floor of Tracy Hall Wednesday night, concerned residents were in the basement hashing out the Selectboard’s plans to repave Main Street. Nearly all those in attendance …