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Teen Faces Charges After 2-State Chase

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Lebanon — A juvenile in a stolen vehicle led police on a high-speed chase through two states on Friday night that ended only after the vehicle the boy was driving rammed two police cruisers, Vermont State Police said in a news release issued Saturday. Vermont State Police say a trooper and a Royalton Police officer were rushing to the scene of a reported family fight in Royalton with their emergency …

Prosecutor Responds To Witty Case Filing

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Nashua — Prosecutors have objected to attempts by the legal team of Kyle Witty, the Cornish motorist charged with reckless manslaughter, to dismiss the case based on obscured visibility the morning he allegedly caused a fatal accident. Documents filed last month with the county’s superior court reveal that Assistant County Attorney David Tencza said the state can show Witty’s conduct was a gross …

Jim Kenyon: A Fine State of Affairs

Sunday, September 27, 2015

I happened to be at the Lebanon courthouse one morning earlier this year when Second Circuit Judge Thomas Bamberger issued an ultimatum to two defendants: Pay the $500 or so that they each owed in unpaid fines and court fees, or the state would provide them with a free ride to the Grafton County Jail in North Haverhill. One-way only. Bamberger gave them …

Jim Kenyon: Innocent Until Pictured Guilty

Sunday, July 12, 2015

There’s nothing novel about police mug shots. They date back to the late 1800s, and many newspapers, including this one, still occasionally use the photographs supplied by police to accompany stories about crimes or alleged crimes. But a monthly 24-page tabloid devoted to mug shots of people recently …

Newport Man Disputes EMTs’ Claims

Saturday, July 11, 2015

White River Junction — A Newport man pleaded not guilty this week to allegations that he grabbed a medical responder who was performing CPR on his brother-in-law and prevented an ambulance from departing for the hospital for several minutes during the early morning hours on the Fourth of …

Not Guilty Plea in Fentanyl Case

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

White River Junction — A Randolph woman pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to a felony charge that she sold fentanyl, a powerful narcotic, to a man who was found dead in April with the drug in his system. …

Treasured Guitars Stolen At Tunbridge Festival

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Tunbridge — A father-son bluegrass duo are seeking the return of their precious guitars following an apparent theft early Sunday morning at the Jenny Brook Bluegrass Festival. Rick Brodsky, 50, of Newtown, Conn., and Korey Brodsky, 16, are …

Vt. DOC Awaits Details on Inmate Death

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Montpelier — Six weeks after the death of a Vermont inmate, the Department of Corrections is still awaiting a final report on the cause of death. James Nicholson died May 18 while incarcerated at a Kentucky prison run by the Corrections Corporation of America. He was convicted of …

Windsor Man, 58, Charged With Sexual Assault Pleads Not Guilty, Denied Bail

Friday, June 26, 2015

White River Junction — A 58-year-old Windsor man is being held without bail on charges that he repeatedly sexually abused a girl under the age of 13. Richard J. Coleman faces two counts of lewd and lascivious conduct …

Fire Marshal Says Kids Caused Bradford, Vt., House Fire

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Bradford, Vt. — Three young children set the fire that caused an estimated $200,000 damage to the home of a Bradford senior citizen Monday night, state fire investigators determined Tuesday. With more than 53 years in the fire …

Former N.H. State Rep. Injured in Home Invasion

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Newport — A New London man charged in connection with an early morning home invasion is being held on $100,000 cash-only bail. Brandon Green, 29, was arraigned in Newport District Court Monday afternoon on a felony count of …

Authorities Confirm Man Sought in Windsor Shooting Kills Himself

Friday, June 12, 2015

Windsor — Authorities confirmed Thursday that the man found dead after a high-speed car chase Wednesday in Kansas was Jason Kendall, the Windsor man accused in the shooting death of his former girlfriend earlier this week. Vermont State …

Search Continues for Windsor Murder Suspect

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Windsor — As police on Tuesday continued a multi-state search for homicide suspect Jason Kendall, his family extended condolences to relatives of his deceased ex-girlfriend, Molly Helland. After describing Kendall, 27, as a person of interest in Helland’s …