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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 …

Two Men Arrested After Reports of Erratic Driving

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Thetford — Two Thetford men were arrested Tuesday after a report of an erratic driver allegedly led to a struggle between officers and the two men. State Police began receiving complaints around 6 p.m. Tuesday about a driver in Vershire who was driving erratically and running cars off …

News Briefs: Wednesday, July 18

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Hanover Dispatch to Test Emergency Notification System Hanover — Residents throughout the Upper Valley might receive a test call on Thursday morning from Hanover dispatch’s emergency notification system. Hanover dispatch, along with Grafton County dispatch, will be testing its CodeRED system at 10 a.m. Thursday. The message will …

Charlestown Man Held Without Bail After Springfield, Vt., Shooting

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

White River Junction — A New Hampshire man who recently moved to the Upper Valley from New Jersey was ordered held without bail Monday, after pleading not guilty to felony charges of trespassing and assault with a deadly weapon during a violent altercation in a Springfield, Vt., apartment …

Bradford, Vt., Woman Sentenced In Killing; No Contest Plea In 2012 Shooting

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Chelsea — A Bradford, Vt., woman pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter in the Christmas Day 2012 shooting death of her ex-boyfriend, who she was angry with because he began a relationship with her sister-in-law, though her attorney …

Judge OKs Bail For Bolaski

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

White River Junction — A Windsor Superior Court judge has ruled that Kyle Bolaski, the Springfield, Vt., man whose second-degree murder conviction was overturned by the Vermont Supreme Court, can be released on $100,000 bail with conditions as he awaits a new trial. The decision issued by Judge …

Vt. Shooting Suspect Held Without Bail

Saturday, June 14, 2014

White River Junction — A New Jersey man is being held without bail after pleading not guilty to four charges relating to a violent altercation Wednesday in Springfield, Vt., that police say involved a dispute over heroin and resulted in one man being shot and injuries to two …

2 Charged In Vermont Shooting

Friday, June 13, 2014

White River Junction — A shooting incident in Springfield, Vt., that injured a convicted drug dealer and wounded two other people was triggered by a dispute over heroin, according to court documents. Authorities said Leon Jiggetts, 26, of …

Shooting Locks Down Springfield: 1 Person Shot; 2 Others Injured

Thursday, June 12, 2014

UPDATE: Read the Thursday morning update at this link. ∎ Springfield, Vt. — Two people were in custody and a third “person of interest” was being questioned following a shooting incident on Summer Street on Wednesday afternoon. Of …

Judge Rejects Plea Deal on Ex-Windsor Guard’s Smuggling Charge

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

White River Junction — A Windsor Superior Court judge rejected a plea agreement that would have allowed a former correctional officer charged with smuggling marijuana into a Windsor prison to pay only a $500 penalty and spend no …

In Chester, Vt., Shooting, Bail for Bolaski Still Unclear

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

White River Junction — Kyle Bolaski is likely to spend another couple of weeks in jail, but his parents are still hopeful that their son, who is charged with second-degree murder but has said the shooting was in …