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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 …

All Safe After River Mishap

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Hartland — A Grafton man with special needs is safe and has been released from the hospital after numerous police agencies responded to Sumner Falls on Monday for a man who had left his caretakers and entered the …

Connecticut River Mishap Involves 3

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Hartland — Emergency workers canvassed the Connecticut River Monday afternoon after police said an autistic man jumped from the rocks at Sumner Falls into the water and his two caretakers jumped in after him. The three men were …

Local News Briefs: Friday, July 11

Friday, July 11, 2014

Claremont Police Dispatcher Charged With Sex Crimes Claremont — A city police department dispatcher is being held on $100,000 cash bail following his arraignment Thursday on two felony sex crime charges. James Boisclair, 53, of Claremont was arraigned …

Resources Affect Strategies; Police Say They Do Their Best to Warn Motorists on Interstates

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Lebanon — A fatal crash that killed a Vermont woman last week on Interstate 89 raised questions about how authorities notify motorists of upcoming traffic hazards, especially when police forces are strapped for resources. New Hampshire State Police …

N.H. Fire Marshal Considers Banning Reloadable Mortar Fireworks

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Concord — William Degnan has seen 38 July Fourth celebrations come and go since he began his career in fire services. He took over as state fire marshal 10 years ago, and recently he has become more convinced that certain types of fireworks should no longer be legal. …

Reflecting on Independence

Saturday, July 5, 2014

West Lebanon — About halfway through a year in which Russia annexed Crimea, America’s wars wound down in Afghanistan and tensions rose in Iraq, and the Supreme Court extended religious rights to privately held businesses, the Valley News …

Police Identify Victim in I-89 Rollover

Friday, July 4, 2014

Lebanon — Police have identified the driver in Wednesday’s fatal Interstate 89 crash that occurred while emergency workers were dealing with downed communications lines as a 24-year-old woman from Colchester, Vt. Their attempts to identify who was driving the vehicle that brought down the lines, however, have proven …

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 …